Tag: Russia

And now for the football results

Moscow Dynamo–Three——Washington Wonderers—–Nil To be honest, it wasn’t even a close match. In the opening minutes, Moscow Dynamo’s energetic centre forward, President (Vlad the Invader) Putin adroitly blindsided the entire Washington team and annexed the Crimea. Washington team captain President…

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…

There may be trouble ahead

May be trouble? In no particular order, we have the forth-coming referendum on Scottish independence, major constitutional changes in the UK whichever way the Scots vote, further EU sanctions against Russia, Obama and friends—if he has any left—about to bomb…

Och aye the (maybe) noo

Some people are annoyed. Some of those people will be Scots who read the title of this piece. Me too. I’m as mad as hell and I won’t have to take it much longer. Those resident in Scotland will have…

Cross-eyed in Danga

Proof-reading: Job done How to choose a title: Suggestions wing their way through the ether Ukraine It’s all a conspiracy Proof reading: I’ve finally finished both the manuscripts the publisher sent back to me. Leaving aside the problem with the…

That was the year that was

It’s that time of the year when most journalists and commentators review the past year and what they’ve written about during that year. You can read about notable passings on other sites, I’ll just mention Sir David Frost. Those in…

Diplomatic dancing

Bow to your partners The first of the partners to take a bow should be the British Parliament. For I am sure a variety of reasons they rejected military action against Syria. Despite the British Government’s decision not to go…

North Korea

North Korea I wondered why I had nearly three hundred hits in a twenty four hour period then realised that a reader had put a link on a Dutch online newspaper. Thank you whoever did that. The crisis continues and…

Turkey does not want a war (Oh really?)

 Firstly, my apologies for this week’s late posting. I was laid up over the weekend with, to give it it’s official medical name, ‘The dreaded Lurghie’. For those unfamiliar with this medical term, in this instance it refers to a…

Syria downs Turkish F4. Watch this space

What happened? Syria has shot down a Turkish Phantom aircraft, just inside Syrian territorial waters. A report in the Boston Globe   says the Turkish aircraft was about a half a mile inside Syrian airspace. A bit quick on the…

Russians Play Roulette in Syria

  What’s the new game? Same as the old game. We are being fooled again*                                        *apologies to The Who  Vladi in…