Tag: IS

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…

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…

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…

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…

Stream of consciousness

This is not a well thought-out article. Usually I have a theme that comes to mind and I work on it for a day or so, unless as was the case with the Scottish referendum I wanted to get something…

Time for a long, cool look in the mirror

Genocide: According to the Oxford dictionary ‘the mass extermination of human beings, especially  of a particular race or nation.’ Despite the opinions voiced, or rather shouted, in some corners, this is not what is happening in Gaza but it is what…