Tag: egypt

Doubts and dithering in a dangerous world

Democracy in action. Today, Friday 26th September, ‘Mother of all Parliaments’ will be taking a momentous vote. It is not the subject of the vote–to bomb ISIS in Iraq or not–that is momentous, rather it is the fact that a…

A tale of two dictatorships

Syria There is not much doubt that some sort of chemical weapons have been used in an attack on the Ghouta region of the suburbs of Damascus. Most observers seem united in the view that the footage of the victims…

The Press gets it wrong, as usual

Having been out of touch with world events for the last couple of weeks it was interesting catching up. For those who don’t follow my travels on my sailing blog, I’m now in Darwin (Australia), with Internet access. I’ll be…

My how time just flies by!

It’s amazing how time flies by, even when you’re not really having that much fun! Those of you who follow the boat saga will be up to date on the latest news on   that front, those who don’t won’t be…

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…

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…