Three days after the reports of his alleged behaviour were reported widely in the media, Mr Thomson took to Twitter to deny the allegations, saying they were “from anonymous sources” and “completely untrue,” and that “no complaint has been made to the police.” Not surprisingly, the Conservative-aligned newspaper The Telegraph reported the distress these allegations had caused Thomson and reiterated the point that the matter had not formally been taken to the police.
Rather than bring about the peace envisioned by Pastrana, the United States’ reworking of the Plan delivered a package targeting the coca production chain – a major source of income for guerrilla insurgents in Colombia – with military ‘aid;’ worsening the conflict.
Follow @UrFhasaidh In the early 1960s an unimaginable evil overtook the Latin American country of Colombia. After two decades of political violence and the exclusion of the majority from government, from rights to their land, and an equitable share in the wealth of their nation, organisations began to form; some informed by the Marxist ideas … Continue reading Conflict in Colombia and the Corruption of Ideology
Follow @UrFhasaidh Horror, absolute horror, is perhaps the most suitable description of the level and intensity of violence at large presently in Colombian society. Violence, certainly for the powerful and those in the margins of Colombian society, has become a way of life; where, after eight and a half decades of brutal social and political … Continue reading Las Violencias en Colombia: The Deterioration of Human Worth
We’re not talking about the merely well-off, the comfortable, or the rich here; we’re talking of the grade of wealth that is stratospheres beyond earning potential, the sort of inherited wealth and power that comes from vast estates and the crème of imperial spoils.
It turns out that it was unconstitutional for ministerial orders to criminalise drugs in Ireland without recourse to the Oireachtas. Up until now the 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act’s list of banned substances was being added to unilaterally in contravention of article XV of the Constitution. Personally I find it odd that this is the … Continue reading Ireland’s so Gangsta… Until Thursday
Hospitals deal in the best drugs. I have never really been a connoisseur of recreational drugs. I’m no angel. I’ve done the college thing, and I have experimented – but nothing mental. It wasn’t until I landed in the hospital that I discovered that drugs are everywhere. Some patients and staff self-medicate, out in the … Continue reading Saint James’s Pilgrim on the Opium Road