UK – Growing up as I did soon after the start of the decline of the British Empire. My childhood was full of stories about how great the empire was and that it had stretched over quarter of the globe. How we had defeated Evil in the form of Germany both World Wars. More than that there were endless tales about glorious battles won against horrendous odds by heroic British soldiers against hordes of savage natives. Continue reading “Of Ozymandias and Empires Poisoned Chalice”
USA – It has long been claimed that Daesh or Islamic State is a vehicle that the US and its allies uses to advance their own strategic and political aims in the middle east.
When the USA finally did decide to do something about IS by forming one of its infamous coalitions to defeat IS It managed to include the countries that have consistently financed and armed IS in the first place, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. A fact that should be ringing alarm bells about the real intentions of this coalition. Continue reading “When Push comes to Shove the UK, France and USA Back IS!”
WW1 – With the 100th anniversary of World War 1 or the Great War, we are getting loads of articles about the sacrifice of the people who died in the fight for ‘freedom’. We are also told that it was the war to end all wars.
Let us get this straight. World War 1 was not the War to end all Wars. The treaty of Versailles was the direct cause of World War 2. The Cold war. The Vietnam war and all the mayhem in the middle east. Even now we are still living with the consequences of it. Continue reading “We need to honest about World War 1”
UK – To many in the UK wartime leader Winston Churchill is a national hero. In a recent radio 4 survey he was voted the greatest Briton of all time. In short he has been canonised. He is a saint as far as the great British public is concerned.
I like a lot of school children was told to read, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Continue reading “Was Winston Churchill a Hero or Traitor?”
UK – With all the furore surrounding Edward Snowden’s revelation about how GCHQ’s help is fundamental to the US intelligence gathering world wide it is easy to miss the fact that GCHQ hands over a lot of sensitive commercial information to the CIA. Continue reading “GCHQ helps US companies spy on British Company secrets.”
USA – The British military empire is dead, Its decline can be mapped from the Boer war. Like the US lead Iraq adventure, the Boer war supposed to be a quick smash and grab raid. Walk in and grab control of the Boers gold and diamond mining resources. It turned into a quagmire that showed the world just how shaky the British empire really was. Continue reading “PAX America is Dead! But the American heartland still does not know it yet!”
UK – It is said that as no one in power ever learns from history. It will repeating itself. We have just experienced another defeat in the ‘Great Game.’ Only this time it was not just the British Empire that lost, but the full might of PAX America together with all its NATO allies. Continue reading “Why are the political Parties dragging us back to rule by the Robber Barons?”
USA – Leader of the free world and second most powerful man in the universe* has said to the rest of the world that the appalling conditions that the suspected Al-Qaeda dudes are being kept in is okay because they are only arabic scum who would slit ur throat just as soon as look at you.
He went on to say that old traditions like innocent until proven guilty, humane punishment, non-torture of PoWs were not required with A-Rabs. Continue reading “Bush: it’s okay to torture A-Rabs”