Category Archives: Middle East
Attributing the refugee crisis to Assad, or claiming the majority of civilians who’ve been killed have been killed by his military, comes to us straight from the regime change playbook. We heard the same propaganda in the run up to … Continue reading
Rochelle organises the Friday Fiction one hundred word competition, prompted by a photo, each week: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ Sham: “Are you deliberately missing the point? I am not saying that I approve of the killing. You know that I am a pacifist. … Continue reading
This piece says it better than I ever could: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/13/the-age-of-despair-reaping-the-whirlwind-of-western-support-for-extremist-violence/
Rochelle set us a one hundred word flash fiction theme, prompted by a photo, each week. Why not give it a try? https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ PHOTO PROMPT – © J Hardy Carroll ……….and then the truth hit her. They were weeping over … Continue reading
Is this Michael Fallon diplomo-speak for “we don’t want to tell you the real reason we’re getting involved in this war”?
Michael Fallon is seriously suggesting the RAF should be bombing ISIL in Syria. This is crazy talk. How long since the House was outraged by Assad’s use of barrel bombs and chemical weapons against the Arab Spring uprising? Now the … Continue reading
Oh, how we are blessed with intelligent and far-sighted leaders. Our solution to the Mediterranean asylum seekers crisis? Break the boats! It’s good to see we’re concentrating on root-causes and not being distracted by symptoms.