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Self-delusion in the West

by on December 15, 2016

The Western media and political classes have conned themselves into believing their narrative on Syria.

But this is nothing new. They conned themselves into believing [more…]

The other narrative on Aleppo

by on December 13, 2016

Some balance.

If you only read the Guardian and listen to the US State Department and the British political establishment you could be forgiven for thinking [more…]

Imperialists

by on October 28, 2016

The following are comments from someone called Mike Pennings who is apparently a minister of state in the UK government concerning a movement of Russian [more…]

How the West weaponizes civilian deaths

by on October 17, 2016

Civilian casualties
Yemen

Up to January 2016 the UN reported 2,800 dead and thousands more wounded. The UN, necessarily, weighs up its language carefully and [more…]

With war crimes it all depends on who is doing the killing.

by on October 11, 2016

The UK calls for war crimes trials against Saudi Arabia in connection with the striking of hospitals and schools in Yemen and the large-scale loss of [more…]

Over the edge in Syria?

by on October 11, 2016

The Western line on Syria is that Russia is committing 'war-crimes' in its bombing campaign in Eastern Aleppo. And that Russia is 'prolonging' the civil [more…]