Tag: assad

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…

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…

It’s democracy, stupid.

  Dave’s desires dashed So then, Parliament has spoken. Maybe Ed Miliband played behind the scenes partisan games, maybe Coalition partners would have voted against the motion no matter what the evidence but it doesn’t really matter. What does matter…

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…