"The one thing East Timorese Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri didn’t want was for his small dirt-poor nation to be caught in the vise-like grip of the World Bank and its so-called 'economic reforms'. Consequently, Alkatiri declined to accept their offers of loans. That was a fundamentally smart strategic decision, but it probably doomed his leadership."
Seventy years on, the killing of Sergei Kirov casts an eerie light on the events of 11 September 2001. "The assassination was exploited to terrify Stalin’s Communist opponents and potential rivals and to initiate the infamous Moscow Trials..."
Ninety-three years of bombing the Arabs