Tag: israel

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…

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…

Join the dots up and you might get a mushroom cloud

A little background: Some years ago a small country in the Middle East said ‘never again’ and probably started to develop nuclear weapons. The existence of these weapons has never been confirmed nor has any threat ever been made to…

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…