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Stalked

It appears that I’m being “cyber-stalked” or at least I can’t write anything here without it being flagged or reproduced elsewhere?

Everyone else, it seems is allowed to have a weblog and I have been running several, quite happily since Blogger was in its infancy, six years ago. There’s this one and the eGovernment resource “ArabGov” I administered until eGovernment ceased to be a novelty in the Middle East.

And before anyone comments with another 'Triumph', I didn't write the report on the left but did get some flack back at home from the Cabinet Office, for meeting with the Iranians with the Foreign Office. Before the last Iraq war, there was a clear divide in the government on Middle Eastern policy and the results of the invasion clearly demonstrated that the FCO knew best and No10 allowed itself to be bullied by the Americans.

Anyway, "Zentelligence" just happens to be a mixture of rough notepad and diary, nothing too profound but interesting enough at one point to enjoy a link from the Guardian newspaper.

You can read back six years and see what I’ve been doing and where I’ve been too. That includes being inside No10 or ‘Blogging’ from remote places. It’s an open book really, what you see is what you get and I really don’t think I should have to suspend this weblog simply because some people don’t like my politics.

So if you want to see what I’ve been doing or thinking over six years then you’re welcome to read this and it’s rather long. However, why anybody would wish to read through it page by page and year by year does amaze me unless like another Mohammed Al Fayed, they think I’m hiding the evidence of the Diana and Dodi car crash in there somewhere!

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