I wrote back in January that the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris were excellent news for only one group of people – those who would see more violence, more killing, more war. This is even more true of the latest round of murders to be inflicted upon the people of Paris. At least 127 people … More Paris Attacks: What Happens Now?
The organisation Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida by the German acronym) has announced its first UK rally, due to take place on the 28th of February in Newcastle. In just four months, the group has racked up nearly 160,000 Facebook likes and has staged a number of protests in Germany, some … More A 21st Century Crusade: The rise of the anti-Islam movement in Europe
Unless you have been absent from the planet Earth for the last week or so, you will know that Islamist terrorists killed 17 people in Paris and the surrounding area over the three days from the 7th to the 9th of January 2015. This was the most deadly act of terror in France since … More Charlie Hebdo: A Warmongers’ Dream
On the 9th of December, the US Senate released a report into the interrogation techniques practiced by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11 and through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Particular attention in the $40 million investigation was lavished on the secretive COBALT detention centre. The ‘techniques’ employed here range from unnecessary rectal feeding … More The United States of America: The Real International Terrorists
MPs in the House of Commons yesterday voted by 524 to 43 in favour of UK airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq. Ladies and gentlemen, here we go again. Barack Obama last week became the fourth successive US President to declare on live television an American bombing campaign in the Iraq region; now, David … More Here We Go Again
The situation in Iraq is dire, and growing more so almost by the hour. The incursion of Salafi Jihadists fighting under the banner of ISIS into the north-west of the country represents an existential threat to the country’s fragile democracy. Around 7,000 fighters have put an army of over a quarter of a million to … More ISIS and the War for the Middle East
Yesterday marked a landmark in the run-up to the European Parliament elections – the one-month-to-go mark, and the beginning of the official campaigning season. On the 22nd of May, the 508 million people of the EU’s 28 Member States will choose their representatives in the world’s only directly elected supranational legislature. It’s a … More Europe 2014 – The Countdown Begins