Tag: israel

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…

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…

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…

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…

Gaza: telling it like it really is.

Fighting a losing battle: If on reading the above heading you’re thinking that I’m referring to the futility of Israeli military action then you are going to be disappointed. Likewise if you are thinking about the inequality of casualties or the…

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…

Remind me, exactly why wasn’t Blair impeached?

Over the last twelve hours or so, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (Our Tone) has been frantically engaged in two endeavours. The first is to demonstrate his complete lack of understanding of Middle Eastern affairs. As his presumed (we’re not allowed…

Pointless

You’re a very naughty boy! So then, undeniably the red line has been crossed by the Assad regime. At least that’s what Cameron, Haig, oops sorry Freudian slip I meant Hague and Obama are now saying. Well they’re probably correct…

Sorry to be so cynical

Peace in our time? So Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has told  French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that he is willing to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This of course is entirely unconnected with the nine million euros that…

Gaza: a city-state in waiting?

Straws in the wind When I first started writing this blog my ‘mission statement’ was to take a sideways look at World events and find connections that journalists seem to miss. To be fair to the fourth estate, journalists are…

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…