Category: Politics

Ideologists stirring it up in Crimea

I’ve been amazed at the hysterical rigidity of Western responses to President Putin’s Crimea intervention; accusations of Hitleresque moves that threaten the stability of Europe, and a crisis that could lead to World War...

Crimea – the Facts

It’s pretty obvious that not many people understand the facts of this Crimean crisis. Our ‘expert’ foreign correspondents are either being bulldozed into writing nonsense by their sensation-seeking editors, or are as naïve and...

Can Obama really be so ignorant?

    Obama’s silly talk of intervention in Crimea, and Kerry’s blatherings in Kiev are so ignorant that one wonders if there’s some hidden and terribly clever agenda that will emerge later. Sadly I...

How Do We Win the Afghan War?

Deciding when you’ve won a battle is hard enough. Once upon a time, this was decided by Heralds from both sides,  who argued it out then the combatants’ leaders  agreed to the decision. If...

Sharia Law, Vigilantism and Islamophobia

A court in Sydney has found a group of men accused of administering 40 lashes as a Sharia Law punishment, guilty of assault. In what seems to be a similar attempt to create zones of sharia law within western democracies, Asian...