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CUrious how you are so well informed about the dreams of people whom almost nobody knows; on the o ...

Urious how you are so well informed about the dreams of people whom almost nobody knows

Wednesday 29 June 201
Thousands of former residents of the Chagos Islands, who were forcibly removed by Britain to make way for a US military base, have lost their latest legal bid to return home at the UK's highest court.
Families were forced to leave the islands in the 1960s and 1970s to make way for a United States Air Force base on the largest island, Diego Garcia.
More than 2,000 people once lived on the islands in the Indian Ocean, which had thriving villages, a hospital, a church, and a railway, before Britain in 1966 leased the main island of Diego Garcia  - then part of British-controlled Mauritius - for 50 years to the United States in return for a discount on buying Polaris nuclear missiles.  
Mauritius and her dependencies had been part of the British Empire. In 1964, independence was finally granted on the understanding that the Chagos archipelago would be excluded from the deal as, it was claimed, it was of “significant” geographical interest to Britain.
In the same year, a secret British-American conference was held in London. In the chilling words of official jargon, the islands “were closed” and, in an exchange of letters never shown to either Parliament or the US Congress, a defence agreement was signed leasing the Chagos Islands to the US for 50 years with the option of an extra 20-year extension. The deal was struck on the understanding that the entire island chain was “fully sanitised” and “cleansed” of life. In exchange, Britain would receive an $11million subsidy on the US’s Polaris submarine nuclear deterrent.
In the summer of 1971, a group of Whitehall officials arrived with an eviction order and informed the inhabitants that they were now illegal squatters. The islanders were duly deported to Mauritius and the Seychelles, families split between islands in the hasty removal. In Mauritius, they were sent to a derelict housing estate where they made shelters for themselves in the stables and pigsties. It was worse still in the Seychelles, where they were housed in the prison.
This was a living nightmare for the Chagossians – but it was only the beginning. Soon they learned they would never be going home again, and that their British citizenship had been revoked. They were offered a mere £325 per person as compensation for losing their homes, their livelihoods, their history.
Before the islands could be handed over to the Americans, the British Army had one final task. They rounded up the 800 pet dogs that had been left and gassed them. “I first made the building secure, then introduced into it pipes attached to the exhaust pipes of US vehicles.

If you do any research you will find that in the case of nearly all the asylum seekers/refugees who come to the EU, the British have invaded and/or had a hand in their country before and have helped to cause many of the problems which have caused the current situation.

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Post time 2016-7-4 01:51:17 |Display all floors
he better watch out for cia assassins

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Post time 2016-7-4 13:24:40 |Display all floors
shokenchi Post time: 2016-7-4 01:51
he better watch out for cia assassins

So true

Actually I like the guy.
Since he took office, roughly 100 drug dealers a day surrender to the police.
The do Not want to be eaten by fish in Manila Bay.
In the US, he'd be dead in a week because business is going down.
People of the Philippines got enough of previous leaders, nothing but puppets to the Colonial Master they turned out to be.

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Post time 2016-7-6 11:59:43 |Display all floors
DUTERTE'S BEST REAR GUARD DEFENSE IS TO GET MARCOS JR INSTATED AS HIS VICE-PRESIDENT THROUGH A FAIR AND FAST RECOUNT.

Duterte is a good guy, not a butt-kisser.  

The first step Duterte should take is to ask the Supreme Court to give the protest of Marcos Jr their full attention and a speedy process so that the VP post can be correctly assigned.  

If Marcos Jr becomes the Vice-President as a result of the recount, Duterte is assured of finishing his term without risk, because the prospect of Marcos Jr becoming president would be abhorrent to those who dislike him.  Why the protest of Marcos Jr before the Presidential Election Tribunal not in the news at all?  Where are the freedom of the press, and the religious virtues of honesty and integrity?

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seneca Post time: 2016-7-6 14:57
Rodrigo DUterte should be on an Interpol wanted list, my Dee:rie, and so should perhaps you!

I know, bad news to stop the drug trade.
Stop the drug trade together with the future US bases in the Philippines and the man gonna be a Saint.

Perhaps for what

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