Category: Middle East

Donald and the Conspiracists

No this isn’t the name of a post-punk rock band, and before I go any further I must tell you this is neither fake news nor real news, it is an opinion piece. Conspiracists read on.   I think most…

The debate(s) hot up

That ‘special relationship’: So then, the Golfer in residence at the White House thinks that the UK did not pull its weight when it came to Libya, specifically post-removal of Gaddafi. Might I point out a couple of events that…

Delusion, part two

That was the ceasefire that was:forget it, let it go. I suppose  the US State department can give themselves a pat on the back, after all the ceasefire did come into effect 2200UTC on Friday, and it lasted all of about…

Delusion–part one:

delusion:1) a mistaken or misleading opinion, belief, idea etc 2) psychiatry a belief held in the face of evidence to the contrary, that is resistant to all reason My thanks to the Collins English Dictionary (Millennium edition) for the above definition. The…

Ssshh-don’t mention the war!

Oh what a lovely war: Things are shaping up nicely here at Westminster, ladies and gentlemen. Dave (UK PM Cameron) announced that there was a plan~then went quiet when he realised it consisted of bombing Syria because everybody else was. So-called hard…

And now for the football results

Moscow Dynamo–Three——Washington Wonderers—–Nil To be honest, it wasn’t even a close match. In the opening minutes, Moscow Dynamo’s energetic centre forward, President (Vlad the Invader) Putin adroitly blindsided the entire Washington team and annexed the Crimea. Washington team captain President…

Beware the smiling bear

Vlad the Invader, Russia’s President Putin, freed from the bothersome necessity of having to fight any meaningful election campaigns, has been playing a long game. After successfully annexing the Crimea and cowing any Crimean opposition by the tried and tested, Stalinist…

The World according to Kilgore

Just to recap: Russia is in the process of invading Ukraine and Putin is, outwardly at least, convinced that he will get away with it. The West is resolutely backing the wrong horse in Syria, with the CIA ‘secretly’ training…

Strange bedfellows

Oh what a tangled web we weave: The BBC have been airing a series of programmes this week about Syrian refugees. In the main, presenter Mishal Husain has been doing a balanced job. Until this morning when it became subtly…

Turkey votes for Christmas

  Some commentators might be tempted to greet the news that the Turkish government has decided to allow Nato–read America and possibly Australia–to use air bases in Turkey to launch airstrikes against ISL forces in Northern Syria as a good…