International affairs

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 their narrative on Ukraine. (A peaceful pro-democracy uprising against a Russian-backed corrupt government). The narrative on Syria is that Russia and Syria and Iran are guilty of horrendous war crimes […]

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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 that for the last few months Russia has been bombing nothing but hospitals in Eastern Aleppo and doing nothing but killing civilians and making orphans. This piece (below) which appears to […]

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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 ships through international waters in the English channel: Most of us thought the cold war was over. We thought we could look at the threats from other parts of the […]

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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 blames both Houtis and the Saudi coalition. They do say though: “Airstrikes have continued into the New Year, with around 11 strikes taking place in the capital Sana’a on Sunday […]

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