There were still unresolved political and military questions amongst the European countries as they gathered in Lisbon, Portugal, to participate in the ratification process of the Treaty of Lisbon.
Elusive and Masterly Masqueraders
Skilfully Masking their Manipulations
Leading Others into a State of Perplexity
While Secretly Plotting Acts of Perversity
.....Robert Bartlett (2021)
Espionage and clandestine acts play significant roles in many countries quest to rule over others
Using false facades to misperceive
Clandestine cells conspire to deceive
Hatching plots of intrigue to mislead
While masking many illicit misdeeds
…..Robert Bartlett (2015)
Globalisation might help many businesses but it also aids others in a nations economic interests.
Estimated that 60% of world's wealth was held in off-shore shell companies.
There are over 200 million people in the world who are without basic human rights and are part of the Fourth World.
Once again a trumpet sounds of peace
Alas, before its echo ends, another heralds in,
A call to war with its cataclysmic din
…Robert Bartlett (2010)
A tale of events to rouse the adventurous spirit within children and perhaps some adults.
Story of an ordinary Australian-born woman of Irish descent who became extraordinary.
Technology designed to support human societies has become devices for warfare.
Faceless Grey-Hats Contriving
Fashioning, Forging ’n Striving
Making Callous Charades Beguiling
...Robert Bartlett (2017)
International Protocols and Conventions prohibit chemical and biological weapons, but some organisations continue with research into undetectable nerve agents.
Wielding Covert Strategies and Nerve
Subversive Ones Conspire and Merge
There to Distract, Deceive and Delude
Provoking Many to Endure Inquietude
…Robert Bartlett (2019)