Tag: Iran

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…

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…

East of Suez and up the Swannee

      So, Dave, it’s the run up to the election. You’re drifting into the final corner and about to accelerate up the home straight. Let’s just take a moment to go through the pre-election check-list, shall we?  …

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…

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…

And so it begins….

The start of the break-up of Syria: On November 8th, Jonathan Spyer wrote an article entitled ‘Defending Rojava’. It’s an interesting article in that it clearly states that there are currently  three, as he put it inter-locking wars in Syria.…

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…

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…