Tag: syria

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…

It’s democracy, stupid.

  Dave’s desires dashed So then, Parliament has spoken. Maybe Ed Miliband played behind the scenes partisan games, maybe Coalition partners would have voted against the motion no matter what the evidence but it doesn’t really matter. What does matter…

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…

A tale of two dictatorships

Syria There is not much doubt that some sort of chemical weapons have been used in an attack on the Ghouta region of the suburbs of Damascus. Most observers seem united in the view that the footage of the victims…

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…

Writing the book(s) was the easy bit!

Please complete and return asap So the confusion started after the publisher, Alpha Wolf, sent me five short(ish) forms to fill in for the first book, Eliezer’s journey. They wanted a ‘back page blurb’, i.e. what you’ll read on the…

Assad is Winning

Why do I say that? The International Community is still at a loss and bitterly divided as to how to deal with the situation in Syria. Whilst we can all think of numerous examples where both China and Russia have…

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…