Last week Donald Trump tweeted "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes." Which is a lot like saying the US will have to kill lots and lots of people until other countries realise how horrible killing is and cut it … Continue reading Trump and his nukes
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/04/isis-wants-an-insane-medieval-race-war-and-weve-decided-to-give-them-one Isis wants an insane race war – and we’ve decided to give them one | Frankie Boyle So we decided to stop children drowning on the beaches by killing them in their beds. It’s hard to think of a more poetic metaphor for our utter lack of ideas than spending several years dropping high … Continue reading Isis wants an insane race war – and we’ve decided to give them one
A waiter attempts a citizen's arrest of Tony Blair for war crimes in a London restaurant, and George Monbiot, founder of the Arrest Blair website offers a bounty.
I don't think there are too many tears for Muammar Gaddafi or his reign. I am pretty sure that the people of Libya are going to be better off without him. Without wanting to sound like a popper, his departure does raise a question or two. One is this: are we happy that a military … Continue reading Gaddafi dead duck
Well, that's Libya sorted. What's next? To make sense of the action in Libya, Syria ought to be next, but they do seem to be getting pretty psyched over Iran. More oil than Syria, but that could just be a coincidence.
On September 11 this year the world was moved my the memorials for the victims of the 2001 attacks on the US. It is always tragic when innocent people die because of larger political conflicts over which they have no control. Having remembered the 3,000 killed in the US, it is time we remembered the … Continue reading Memorial