Tag: assad

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…

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…

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…

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…

Gaza: possibly peace but at what price?

A brief history. There is a lot of rubbish being written about the current conflict in Gaza and I’ll be addressing some of that later on. For the moment, in the interests of being able to see the wood for the…

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…

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…