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March 2011


ISSUE #212 - March 2011

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ISSUE #212 - March 2011 [482+3233=3715]

Daily poll on President Obama’s popularity; date is on the charts. (Click to get the latest version.)
Worrying improvement lately!

Rasmussen Daily Poll - 25 March 2011

46% Total Approval as at 25 March 2011


Madness of Voluntary Redundancy


Palestinian Depravity Unbounded


Joyously Surfing Japan's Tsunami of Suffering


Another Foreign Invasion - Yawn


Catholic Coffee Morning in Rome


Issue 212’s Comments to Cyberspace


Quotes for Issue 212

Madness of Voluntary Redundancy

Implementing redundancies on a voluntary basis
ensures you lose your best people precisely when you need them most

Most of the Western world, with some commendable exceptions such as Australia and Canada, is experiencing the worst economic downturn in a generation.  For some, such as Ireland, Iceland, Portugal, Greece, it is probably the worst in its history.  (Well, maybe not Greece since its history stretches back at least 3,000 years, during which  anything could have have already happened, and probably did.)

Confidence has evaporated, customers are disappearing, businesses are closing, people are losing their jobs, and meanwhile the state is spending money faster than it can be collected from the remaining taxpayers and functioning businesses.  The resulting deficit - the difference between expenditure and tax collection - must be met by borrowing.  This is another way of saying that future generations - today's primary schoolchildren, kindergarten toddlers, foetuses, the yet unconceived - are condemned by the feckless adults of today to work and pay until their old age to pay off their elders' debts, a thoroughly disreputable practice by those elders akin to child abuse. 

Since its housing bubble began to deflate in March 2007, Ireland's budget surplus, hitherto swollen by housing stamp duties, has, according to its Department of Finance, turned into an ever-increasing deficit.  This rose to an eye-watering €12.6 billion (or €2,700 per man, woman and child) during last year:





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**These 2004 and 2005 figures incorporate a correction for, incredibly,
a dropped zero as published by
the Irish Finance Department

The huge chasm between tax receipts and expenditure (27% of expenditure in 2010) will  never be resolved until public spending is cut drastically.  It is fanciful to suppose, despite what politicians aver to the contrary, that increased taxes (of the rich, of corporations, of anyone) will ever come close to closing the gap, as all this will do is discourage enterprise, constrain profits and hence reduce not increase the net tax take. 

But taking the knife to public activity is excruciatingly painful for the political masters of the civil service (equally so for bosses in the private sector but there is much less indulgence in the luxury of hand-wringing).  Fiddling at the edges, like restricting overtime, reducing outside contracts, cutting back on coffee and biscuits, doesn't hurt too much, but makes no substantive difference.  In Ireland, which is probably typical of Western countries, some 80%** of public expenditure goes on the emoluments and benefits of its 359,000 civil servants (16% of Ireland's 2.2m workforce, up from 11% in 2002).  Therefore, the abyss can be tackled only through knocking a quarter off the wage bill, which perforce means cutting both salaries and large numbers of jobs, including those of the so-called front-line services - nurses, teachers, policemen etc.  This will cause the public to suffer, which is regrettable, but it is also inevitable and to pretend that the front-line will be kept somehow immune is both ridiculous and dishonest.

**In April 2011, Minister for Public Service Reform
Brian Hayes claimed that €16 billion
was spent in 2010 on
goods and services,
which would leave €31 billion, or €86,000 per employee,
or 66% (rather than 80%) of expenditure,
for civil servants.



Moreover, in the past two years, Ireland's GDP has shrunk by 10% in real terms from $190 to $172 billion while unemployment has grown from 4.8% to 14.7%.  Nearly all of the layoffs have fallen on the private sector where thousands of the immigrant unemployed have returned home and indigenous unemployed gone on the dole or emigrated.  Yet in the public sector, of all those


civil servants who used to regulate industries now collapsed,


engineers who used to evaluate planning permissions for now non-existent building developments,


teachers who used to teach the children of immigrants now repatriated and fresh Irish emigrants,


medical staff who used to cater to the needs of those now flown to other shores,  

not a single one has been laid off. 

How are the necessary manpower reductions to be achieved?  The mantra in Ireland, and not just in the bloated public sector, is voluntary redundancy.  From the viewpoint of both politicians and immediate supervisors that's a nice, warm, friendly way to shed staff.  As well as normal retirees, anyone who wants to can take the (hopefully generous) package and go, without being replaced. 

From the viewpoint of running any enterprise, however, it is a policy disaster, quite apart from the fact that it cannot possibly yield the huge numbers of staff reductions needed. 

When a voluntary redundancy scheme is offered,


who volunteers for it?  Why your best employees of course, because they are confident about finding another job and are delighted with the  windfall that the package represents. 


Who stays quiet?  The duds, because they think they're pretty much unemployable in a tough private-sector environment. 

So you accomplish exactly the opposite of what you need.  You're left with all the non-performers at a time when, precisely because you've lost your high-achieving staff, the work load on those who remain has disproportionately increased.  The work of one high-flyer probably requires two or more low-flyers, whereas if a low-flyer leaves, a high-flyer can probably take on his/her tasks with relative ease. 

Not forcing people to leave when you need to reduce your headcount might make you feel warm, but it's madness.  The purpose of an employer in any business is to achieve business results (and pay its taxes), not to run a social service for people who are unable make the same level of contribution as others. 

All redundancies should therefore be compulsory - but compassionate.  By that I mean the employer needs to target its weakest performers, explain that their past work is highly appreciated even though the business no longer requires their services, and offer them the generous package, together with assistance in finding new work, in exchange for agreeing to go quietly.  Failure to accept the package would ultimately mean redundancy anyway, but with only statutory payments. In practice, few will want to try the confrontational route. Moreover, it will be surprising how many seemingly unemployable people in fact become employable when they are actually confronted with the challenge of finding a new job. 

Natural wastage is the other way that employers make themselves feel warm when they need to reduce staff.  You simply refrain from hiring replacements for people who are quitting anyway, typically retirees.  The problem here is that not only are the cuts achieved over a necessarily prolonged period, as you wait for people to reach retirement age, but it distorts your future age profile.  All those bright youngsters you didn't hire will constitute a missing cohort of expertise, experience and succession in the decades ahead, for which the business will ultimately pay a heavy price. 

In summary, if staff numbers must be cut, whether to secure the survival of the business or simply because - in for example an economy like Ireland's with a massive budget deficit - the cash is simply not there to pay them, there is never a rational case for implementing the redundancies on a voluntary basis. 

The concept of voluntary redundancy is deeply unserious; it is madness. 

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Palestinian Depravity Unbounded

Stabbing to death babies and children in their beds
and celebrating such infanticide
are signs of the most abject moral depravity

The Fogels were a young family with six children, who lived at the Itamar settlement near the West Bank city of Nablus.

On 11th March two Palestinians from the village of Awarta broke into their house and without provocation used knives to murder:


Udi Fogel (36 years old),


his wife Ruth (35) and


their children


Yoav (11),


Elad (4) and


baby Hadas (just 3 months, her little throat slashed from ear to ear). 

Can you imagine the trauma then suffered by their twelve-year old daughter Tamar when she returned home only to find the five bodies of her family, plus two other wounded siblings whom she rescued?



This is part of the Palestinian liberation struggle


This is the fascistic depravity that the Koran demands


and that its followers deliver with smiles and laughter


while teaching and urging their children to do the same. 


This is why there will never be peace between Palestinians and Jews


unless and until the Palestinians actually want it. 


This is why the struggle continues


and why Israel must continue to defeat Islamism wherever it finds it. 


This is why the West must unequivocally support Israel,


which as the de-facto front-line of a global war,
is in effect defending the entire West. 

Meanwhile sweets are offered around to Hamas policemen and others in the streets of the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah to celebrate the quintuple murder of five Jews. 


Palestinian depravity knows no bounds. Words fail me. 

Words also fail me when I view this recent interview with Tamar Fogel, the 12-year-old daughter who discovered her family slaughtered at home.  When you think about the trauma she endured just a week earlier, her maturity, overall dignity and lack of rancour are truly inspiring.  Even the family's eviction by the Israeli authorities from their home in Gaza in 2005 elicits no bitterness: her parents told her we will not fight against our brothers, the soldiers. 

She is truly a remarkable young woman. 

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Joyously Surfing Japan's Tsunami of Suffering

Some people place their own vanity far above the suffering of others

The Smugness of John Vidal

John Vidal is the Guardian's Environmental Editor with a history of fashionable left-wing anti causes (McDonalds burgers, anti-war <ie the usual pro-Jihad>, Western oil companies, global warm-mongering etc).  He is also someone whose liberal outlook extends to telling his personal version of the truth (for example, oil is the dirtiest industry in the world - no it's not.  Coal, for one, is dirtier). 

One of his conventional pet-hates is clearly nuclear power for which he has the aversion shared by all such bien-pensants

This vain man recently wrote a preposterous piece of propaganda in the Irish Times, in which he delights in the horrors of Japan's misery because it affords him an opportunity to push his anti-nuclear prejudices by inventing scare-mongering fictions. Just as a little urine ruins an entire bottle of wine, so his wilful fabrications - which are not little - ruin any merit his article might otherwise contain.


He says that in just one generation [the nuclear-power industry] has killed, wounded or blighted the lives of many millions of people and laid waste to millions of square miles of land”.   Yes, millions. 


Who were they, where is it? What hat did he pull these particular (and uncited) rabbits from? I haven't a clue - and you can be sure neither has he. 


He goes on, there are 100 other safer ways ... to light up a bulb or to reduce carbon emissions. 


Perhaps he could name, oh I dunno, say, just the first half-dozen or so waysthat could conceivably replace the power generated by the world's 440 commercial nuclear plants. That's a lot of windmills.  

This charlatan is joyously surfing Japan's tsunami of suffering.  As such, he is a sadist as well as a mountebank. 

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Another Foreign Invasion - Yawn

In the age of no-George-Bush,
foreign military invasions have become perfectly acceptable

At last someone shows the way - and well ahead of the Libyan no-fly zone. 

Saudi Arabia with its neighbour and ally the UAE first secured the enthusiastic agreement of the United Nations Security Council, the EU, Nato and all their international friends.

They then sent their heavily armed forces to invade a foreign country and prop up its existing regime against rag-tag rebels who are entirely unappreciative of the autocracy under which they live.

Happily, SA, UAE and the monarchy & élite of Bahrein are all Sunni whereas the rebels are mostly Shi'ite.

Oh wait. No-one went anywhere near the UN or anyone else; they just went ahead. Silly me.

I wonder when Shi'ite Iran will join the party?

Yet on the use of force by the West, and in the light of the Libyan hostilities, many maintain that the imposition of military action today requires some form of consensus.

This is nonsense, as Saudi Arabia has shown in Bahrein. Provided the arms are available, the only essential ingredient is simple will. For example, Egypt could have gone in and attacked and killed Qadaffi at any time; it would take only days or a few weeks. So could America, France, the UK, together or singly, and without anyone's say-so if their leaders only had the will.

Who would stop them? Russia? China? Iran? Yeah, right!

Yet even now, in the heat of the no-fly-zone, there is no will, either singly or collectively, to remove the essence of Libya's command-and-control-system - the supreme leader himself.  Why?  Because the UN Security Resolution 1973 has given its permission only for military activities that specifically eschew boots-on-the ground, and it is considered non-cricket to bomb Q'Daffy's palaces until he's dead.  Collateral civilian deaths from bombing other more militaristic targets are, on the other hand, perfectly acceptable if regrettable. 

There is also the mistaken belief that such an invader, having once accomplished a specified task (such as removing or killing a leader) would have to stay and rebuild the country á la Iraq. More nonsense. If it wants it can just go in, do the job and get out.

Let the Libyans do their own damn rebuilding.

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Catholic Coffee Morning in Rome

Oh my God, the clergy have been trumped

Four Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee in St Peters Square in Rome.


The first Catholic man tells his friends, “My son is a priest, when he walks into a room, everyone calls him Father’.”


The second Catholic man chirps, “My son is a Bishop. When he walks into a room people call him Your Grace’.”


The third Catholic gent says, “My son is a Cardinal. When he enters a room everyone bows their head and says Your Eminence’.”


The fourth Catholic man says very proudly, “My son is the Pope. When he walks into a room people call him Your Holiness’.”

Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, The four men give her a subtle, “Well....?

She proudly replies, “I have a daughter, SLIM ... TALL ... BLONDE ... 38D BUST ... 24” WAIST ... 34” HIPS. 

Oh ... my ... God!

When she walks into a room, people just gasp and say, “Oh My God!.   

Hat tip: Mary Gleeson

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Issue 212’s Comments to Cyberspace


Mel Gibson's battery-charger
Letter to the Irish Independent
That was certainly a curious headline you ran on St Patrick's Day,
Mel Gibson booked on battery charge”.  What kind of whizz-bank e-phone is Mr Gibson using that requires him to get a booking before he can charge the battery?


Japan's avoidable accidents make folly of nuclear energy clear
Comment to an Irish Times article by John Vidal of the Guardian
This article is just not good enough, Mr Vidal. You must at least desist from making stuff up just to scare people.  You say that
in just one generation it [the nuclear-power industry] has killed, wounded or blighted the lives of many millions of people and laid waste to millions of square miles of land”. Huh? Who were they, where is it? ...


Merkel and Corporation Tax
Letter to the Irish Times
To justify a demand that Ireland increase its corporation tax in return for a reduction in the interest on its EU bail-out, Angela Merkel declares that
it is simply fair to say we can only give our commitment when we get something in return.  If she want fairness she should be fair to German industry by reducing Germany's own corporation rate ...


Germany and €uro rules
Letter to the Irish Times
Angela Merkel's admonishment that “if we have a common currency like the euro it can only be stable if all follow the rules” is ironic.  Someone should remind her that under the euro's Stability and Growth Pact, demanded by Germany in 1997 as a condition of supporting the euro, no country may run a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, under pain of fines ...


Jew! Jew!
Letter to the Sunday Times
Marie Colvin's report on the brutal sexual attack on CBS reporter Lara Logan in Cairo said the mob shouted
Spy and Israeli.  But you curiously omitted the most ominous epithet, Jew! Jew!, which adds an entirely new, anti-Semitic angle to the assault, even though Ms Logan is not a Jewess.

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Quotes of Week 212

- - - - - L I B Y A - - - - -

Quote: “To our son, His Excellency, Mr Barack Hussein Obama. I have said to you before, that even if Libya and the United States of America enter into a war, god forbid, you will always remain a son.”

Q'Daffy plays googie-goo with O'Barmy.

And another mystery is solved. 

We all know the US president wasn't born in America. 
We thought it was Kenya, like his granny said.
Now its seems were we all wrong - it must have been Tripoli.

Quote: “They love me, all my people with me, they love me all ... They will die to protect me, my people.

Colonel Gadaffi explains why there is no revolution going on in his country. 

Moreover, he has quite reasonably asked why, and from what position,
he should resign since he holds no position
- not president, not prime minister, not supreme leader, not nothing.

Quote: “We want logistical foreign intervention, air embargoes, bombardments of air bases, communication centers and supervision of the coasts.”

Muftah Queidir, a lawyer close to Benghazi's governing coalition, makes clear what is needed to rid the Libyan people of their brutal dictator and his vile sons. 

Funny how George W Bush's Iraq policy is suddenly beginning to look attractive.

- - - - - O B A M A - - - - -

Quote and Quote: “Do as you’re told” and “It would be so much easier to be President of China ... No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square”. 

President Obama displays his frustration
at heading a vibrant, free, democratic republic
instead of  being a totalitarian dictator.

Quote: The strange shrunken spectator who serves as president of the United States.

Mark Steyn's take on America's president.

As he caustically remarks,
tragic event that took place seems to be
the president's preferred euphemism
for a guy opening fire while screaming "Allahu akbar!"

Quote: “I guess this will be the big story of the day: I’m coming over. And I’m coming in May.”

President Obama threatens Ireland with a visit

I look forward to the placards at the protest marches
demonstrating against Obama's wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya,
his drone assassinations in Pakistan,
his incarceration of innocent terrorists in Guantanamo Bauy

- - - - - U S A - - - - -

Quote: The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.

New York billboard, taken down
reasons of public safety
after objections form abortion advocates
such as
NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Evidently the truth hurts
- almost as much as being aborted.

 As Dr Johnny Hunter,
a leading black anti-abortion campaigner bitterly remarks,

The civil rights activists did not fight to make lynching [ie abortion of black foetuses] safe, legal, and rare [Bill Clinton on abortion] ... This womb-lynching has caused more African American deaths
[by a factor in the tens of thousands]
than the Klan achieved in over 144 years

See my post Abortion as Genocidal Sexism and Racism of a year ago.

- - - - - U K - - - - -

Quote: Yeah, I suppose I am. I forgot about that. I'm holding the fort but I'm hoping to take the end of the week off with my kids. Someone else will have to do it then. It sounds more haphazard than it probably is.

Nick Clegg, Britain's deputy prime minister,
is asked whether he is running the country
during a tour of the Middle East by David Cameron. 

Mr Clegg was skiing with this family in Switzerland at the time. 

You can tell these clowns have never worked
 in a proper commercial organization. 

- - - - - I R E L A N D - - - - - 

Quote: Mel Gibson booked on battery charge.”

A curious headline in the Irish Independent on St Patrick's Day. 

What kind of whizz-bank ePhone is Mr Gibson using
that requires him to make a booking before he can charge the battery?

Quote: “I hope that the irony will not be lost upon you that I stand here, on my evening of defeat, in a hall – this magnificent sports complex – which I helped to build.”

John O'Donohue, member of the
disgraced and discredited former ruling Fianna Fail party,
a former TD, minister and Speaker of the Irish Dáil,
is at last dumped by the Irish electorate,
whom he systematically milked for his personal pleasure
for two (?) long decades. 

He also used his official positions to shovel taxpayers money
into his Kerry constituency, in effect bribing the people
- at others' expense - to keep re-electing him.

He was speaking from one such Kerry white elephant.

This venal man was especially notorious
for his extravagant and unnecessary foreign trips and lifestyle,
all mercilessly charged to the taxpayers,
and was mystified by the fury that ensued
when his profligate antics were finally exposed by the media.  

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The Lemon Tree, by Sandy Tol, 2006
“The Lemon Tree”, by Sandy Tol (2006),
is a delightful novel-style history of modern Israel and Palestine told through the eyes of a thoughtful protagonist from either side, with a household lemon tree as their unifying theme.

But it's not entirely honest in its subtle pro-Palestinian bias, and therefore needs to be read in conjunction with an antidote, such as
The Case for Israel, Alan Dershowitz, 2004

See detailed review


Drowning in Oil - Macondo Blowout
examines events which led to BP's 2010 Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. 

BP's ambitious CEO John Browne expanded it through adventurous acquisitions, aggressive offshore exploration, and relentless cost-reduction that trumped everything else, even safety and long-term technical sustainability.  

Thus mistakes accumulated, leading to terrifying and deadly accidents in refineries, pipelines and offshore operations, and business disaster in Russia.  

The Macondo blowout was but an inevitable outcome of a BP culture that had become poisonous and incompetent. 

However the book is gravely compromised by a litany of over 40 technical and stupid errors that display the author's ignorance and carelessness. 

It would be better to wait for the second (properly edited) edition before buying. 

As for BP, only a wholesale rebuilding of a new, professional, ethical culture will prevent further such tragedies and the eventual destruction of a once mighty corporation with a long and generally honourable history.

Note: I wrote my own reports on Macondo
May, June, and July 2010


Published in April 2010; banned in Singapore

A horrific account of:


how the death penalty is administered and, er, executed in Singapore,


the corruption of Singapore's legal system, and


Singapore's enthusiastic embrace of Burma's drug-fuelled military dictatorship

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This is nonagenarian Alistair Urquhart’s incredible story of survival in the Far East during World War II.

After recounting a childhood of convention and simple pleasures in working-class Aberdeen, Mr Urquhart is conscripted within days of Chamberlain declaring war on Germany in 1939.

From then until the Japanese are deservedly nuked into surrendering six years later, Mr Urquhart’s tale is one of first discomfort but then following the fall of Singapore of ever-increasing, unmitigated horror. 

After a wretched journey Eastward, he finds himself part of Singapore’s big but useless garrison.

Taken prisoner when Singapore falls in 1941, he is, successively,


part of a death march to Thailand,


a slave labourer on the Siam/Burma railway (one man died for every sleeper laid),


regularly beaten and tortured,


racked by starvation, gaping ulcers and disease including cholera,


a slave labourer stevedoring at Singapore’s docks,


shipped to Japan in a stinking, closed, airless hold with 900 other sick and dying men,


torpedoed by the Americans and left drifting alone for five days before being picked up,


a slave-labourer in Nagasaki until blessed liberation thanks to the Americans’ “Fat Boy” atomic bomb.

Chronically ill, distraught and traumatised on return to Aberdeen yet disdained by the British Army, he slowly reconstructs a life.  Only in his late 80s is he able finally to recount his dreadful experiences in this unputdownable book.

There are very few first-person eye-witness accounts of the the horrors of Japanese brutality during WW2. As such this book is an invaluable historical document.


Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies
Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies

This is a rattling good tale of the web of corruption within which the American president and his cronies operate. It's written by blogger Michele Malkin who, because she's both a woman and half-Asian, is curiously immune to the charges of racism and sexism this book would provoke if written by a typical Republican WASP.

With 75 page of notes to back up - in best blogger tradition - every shocking and in most cases money-grubbing allegation, she excoriates one Obama crony after another, starting with the incumbent himself and his equally tricky wife. 

Joe Biden, Rahm Emmanuel, Valerie Jarett, Tim Geithner, Lawrence Summers, Steven Rattner, both Clintons, Chris Dodd: they all star as crooks in this venomous but credible book. 

ACORN, Mr Obama's favourite community organising outfit, is also exposed for the crooked vote-rigging machine it is.


This much trumpeted sequel to Freakonomics is a bit of disappointment. 

It is really just a collation of amusing little tales about surprising human (and occasionally animal) behaviour and situations.  For example:


Drunk walking kills more people per kilometer than drunk driving.


People aren't really altruistic - they always expect a return of some sort for good deeds.


Child seats are a waste of money as they are no safer for children than adult seatbelts.


Though doctors have known for centuries they must wash their hands to avoid spreading infection, they still often fail to do so. 


Monkeys can be taught to use washers as cash to buy tit-bits - and even sex.

The book has no real message other than don't be surprised how humans sometimes behave and try to look for simple rather than complex solutions.

And with a final anecdote (monkeys, cash and sex), the book suddenly just stops dead in its tracks.  Weird.


False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World
A remarkable, coherent attempt by Financial Times economist Alan Beattie to understand and explain world history through the prism of economics. 

It's chapters are organised around provocative questions such as


Why does asparagus come from Peru?


Why are pandas so useless?


Why are oil and diamonds more trouble than they are worth?


Why doesn't Africa grow cocaine?

It's central thesis is that economic development continues to be impeded in different countries for different historical reasons, even when the original rationale for those impediments no longer obtains.  For instance:


Argentina protects its now largely foreign landowners (eg George Soros)


Russia its military-owned businesses, such as counterfeit DVDs


The US its cotton industry comprising only 1% of GDP and 2% of its workforce

The author writes in a very chatty, light-hearted matter which makes the book easy to digest. 

However it would benefit from a few charts to illustrate some of the many quantitative points put forward, as well as sub-chaptering every few pages to provide natural break-points for the reader. 


Burmese Outpost, by Anthony Irwin
This is a thrilling book of derring-do behind enemy lines in the jungles of north-east Burma in 1942-44 during the Japanese occupation.

The author was a member of Britain's V Force, a forerunner of the SAS. Its remit was to harass Japanese lines of command, patrol their occupied territory, carryout sabotage and provide intelligence, with the overall objective of keeping the enemy out of India.   

Irwin is admirably yet brutally frank, in his descriptions of deathly battles with the Japs, his execution of a prisoner, dodging falling bags of rice dropped by the RAF, or collapsing in floods of tears through accumulated stress, fear and loneliness. 

He also provides some fascinating insights into the mentality of Japanese soldiery and why it failed against the flexibility and devolved authority of the British. 

The book amounts to a  very human and exhilarating tale.

Oh, and Irwin describes the death in 1943 of his colleague my uncle, Major PF Brennan.


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