Category Archives: politics
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
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’s weekly one hundred word flash fiction challenge, prompted by the picture: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ They made a fuss about anything cuddly. All the tigers and polar bears were dead: in the great scheme of things, it barely mattered. Great swathes of … 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”?
The leadership contest has the Labour Party navel gazing again. It seems to me, the questions posed are much the same now as they were forty-odd years ago, when I first started watching. Should you do what is right, or … Continue reading
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.