Category: Politics

Syria downs Turkish F4. Watch this space

What happened? Syria has shot down a Turkish Phantom aircraft, just inside Syrian territorial waters. A report in the Boston Globe   says the Turkish aircraft was about a half a mile inside Syrian airspace. A bit quick on the…

Russians Play Roulette in Syria

  What’s the new game? Same as the old game. We are being fooled again*                                        *apologies to The Who  Vladi in…

Syria. Why no intervention by NATO?

It’s all the fault of the former colonial power ( for once not the UK) Why is Turkey getting involved in all this? You can understand Russia’s position, but the Chinese stance? Before a taking a look at what’s behind…

NATO to overthrow Assad of Syria?

An unfinished revolution in Egypt, civil war in Syria and Iran seeking WMD  Around the Right-Wing, Neo-Con world, the cry arises ‘why doesn’t somebody do something about the situation in Syria?’ By ‘somebody’, people have President Obama in mind even if…

All the Presidents are Men

So, you want to be President of America do you?   In the run up to the American November Presidential elections it’s amusingly distracting to put the  actual policies of the candidates to one side, always provided you can determine…

Pakistan and the CIA

In case you’d forgotten or not noticed in the first place, this year is an American Presidential election year. That’s right, it’s approaching that time when incumbent Presidents can either stop worrying about being re-elected and start worrying about how history will judge them or will be spending a lot of time writing their memoirs.

The Winds of Change are a-blowin’

Are they a  fully blown hurricane of a mere zephyr? I decide to remain, metaphorically speaking, in the Middle East for this article because although interesting events are unfolding in Europe, it’s still too soon to make any assumptions about…

Iran Part Two

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility 320 kilometres south of the capital Tehran

Will They or Won’t They? If you haven’t got around to reading the IAEA fifteen page report, I think it’s fair to summarise it as; smoking gun not found, but there was a whiff of cordite in the air. Certainly the report…

Iran Part One

Are they or aren’t they? Will they or won’t they? Before I answer my own questions, it might be as well to give a necessarily brief overview of the Iranian Government structure. Most people will have no difficulty as identifying…

Why China Won’t Own The World Anytime Soon

‘They’re a one-party communist State and you actually believe their figures. Are you nuts?’ Now, God knows (if he, she or it exists), I’m not an economist. Anybody looking at my personal accounts would immediately realise that. My true ‘economic…