Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, February 8th, 2020 - 20 comments
Mainstream media yet again aiding and abetting the character assassination of whistle blowers.
Written By: - Date published: 12:26 pm, April 27th, 2018 - 92 comments
People from Douma have been to The Hague and spoken of their experiences on the night of a supposed chemical attack by Syrian forces.
Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, April 14th, 2018 - 194 comments
What the hell are Macron, May and Trump playing at?
Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, January 20th, 2018 - 12 comments
On how states in conflict, have seemingly and nevertheless, managed to share in the likely or possible creation of one common goal.
Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, April 17th, 2017 - 133 comments
Media have a role to play, apparently…
Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, April 12th, 2017 - 48 comments
If you’re determined to believe that western liberal democracy is essentially benign and only ever makes mistakes and honest mis-judgements, or is something that’s sometimes marred by an odd ‘bad apple’ or two, then this post on Syria probably isn’t the post for you.
Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, April 9th, 2017 - 60 comments
The dirty truth behind many of the wars that our political / media world gets itself so excited about is that they wouldn’t be happening without the arms that we (the “western” world) sell so copiously.
Written By: - Date published: 1:39 pm, April 7th, 2017 - 221 comments
Well…don’t know about you, but I’m feeling like I want to throw up.
Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, January 3rd, 2017 - 9 comments
The Briefing Papers assesses NZ’s time at the UN Security Council, which came to an end on 31 December. Here are extracts from pieces by commentators Grant Duncan and Paul Buchanan.
Written By: - Date published: 5:10 pm, October 27th, 2016 - 84 comments
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says our training mission to Iraq is undergoing a transformation. We were warned when the troops first went that the mission was always intended to be looser than Brownlee publicly claimed at the time. And so it has turned out to be.
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, October 2nd, 2016 - 89 comments
Under the rubble of lies…
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, February 23rd, 2016 - 33 comments
The Middle East temperature is heating up and Turkey is finding itself in trouble on many fronts.
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, December 5th, 2015 - 81 comments
Russia is backing anti-Islamist Kurds in Northern Syria to control their own territory, and acting directly against the interests of the jihadist groups that Turkey, a NATO member, is supporting. The temperature will only rise from here.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 pm, November 27th, 2015 - 117 comments
Assuming the Russian jet did enter Turkish airspace for 17s, was there really no recourse for Turkey other than using lethal force?
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, November 27th, 2015 - 27 comments
An alternative view to Te Reo Putake’s post concerning Jeremy Corbyn and the bombing of Syria.
Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, November 27th, 2015 - 89 comments
UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn faces his first big test. Can he command the majority in Labour over Syria? Or should he accept he is on the wrong side of history?
Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, November 19th, 2015 - 26 comments
PM please explain, what the hell good would sending a few Kiwi ground troops to the ongoing disaster of the Middle East achieve? Is it the whole cost of being in the club thing again?