This week we have had the tragic murder of a British member of Parliament Jo Cox. The 52 year old attacker, Thomas Mair, is variously described as a mental case, a terrorist and a far right extremist. Though as Mair is white, and not a muslim, the press has gone rather quiet on the terrorist bit. Continue reading “Whichever way you look David Cameron Murdered Jo Cox”
Pakistan – Once again terrorists in have have created the headlines in Pakistan. This time some of the victims are Christian women and children in a public park in Lahore.
Once again the headlines are predictable and the same old Continue reading “In Pakistan Terrorism is just Politics!”
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!”
And so it has begun, the US conservative spin of denial as to who and what was to blame for the Charleston shooting.
Alex Jones in his infinite wisdom (or should that be ignorant wisdom or is that an oxymoron?) blames the government for Continue reading “Time For US Conservatives To Stop Living In Denial About Dylan Roof and What He Happens To Be”
UK – David Cameron’s Conservative government is getting desperate. With all the polls indicate that the Conservatives are going to lose the May 2015 General Election. The back benches are revolting and the Cabinet is engaged in that most viscous of civil wars over the succession to the leadership of the Conservative party. Continue reading “Tory Election Strategy revealed!”
Now that the dust is starting to settle from the murders of the staff at Charlie Hebdo, and we have had some time for cold honest reflection about events.
It is time to face some unpleasant truths about ourselves. The sight of world leaders in Paris showing solidarity with Charlie Hedbo just made me think, “Je Suis Hypocrite!” Continue reading “Freedom of Speech Cuts Both Ways”
Europe – Whilst the western newspapers howl with indignation at the events in Paris on the 07/01/2015 Acres of newsprint has been devoted to demands for more powers for the security services, greater and more intrusive surveillance and fewer rights for suspects. A new and more deadly truth has emerged. It slipped out quietly whilst everyone’s attention was focused on the horror of the events. Continue reading “Paris 7/1 and Lee Rigby Common Link Found!”
The ISIS Caliphate – the last month as seen the spectacular rise of the ISIS Caliphate. This has been coupled with the mass murder of anyone who is not Sunni muslim. We have also heard that ISIS is selling oil!
Recently news has come out that these terrorist have captured a chemical weapons factory. The US and its NATO allies allegedly regards ISIS as terrorists. More extreme even than al Qaeda. Continue reading “Something stinks in the ISIS Caliphate.”
Middle East – With all the news coming out of the Middle East suggesting that the whole region is going to hell in a handbasket. There is one bit of good news. Admittedly it is a curious new useage of the word good, of which we were not previously aware. Continue reading “ISIL announce Pause in their Genocide during Ramadan!”
US – Since the breakup of the former Yugoslavia a feature of modern warfare is that an increasing number of journalists have been killed whilst reporting wars.
In theory the Press is neutral and the safety of journalists depends Continue reading “Governments have turned Journalists into Legitimate Targets”