Our media led by BBC try to simplify the latest diplomatic crisis in the Middle East – which led to severing of diplomatic relations between Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran ( with two other countries following the Saudis action)- into Shia-Sunni sectarian rivalry resulting from the execution of Iran backed Shia cleric. This is a load of nonsense which leads to misunderstanding and misleading public opinion. It is far more complicated as many forces who adhere to the Shia faith (Morocco shia sects and those in North Africa nd Sudan) back KSA, while trends and forces who are devote Sunnis are backing Iran against the Saudis (Turkey for example is Sunni, so are Hamas and many Palestinian factions as well as the Muslim Brotherhood are all Sunni hardliners but are against Saudi Arabia especially in Yemen but are also against Assad in Syria. Continue reading →
Who to fight First, ISIL terror entity or the Syrian dictator… is there really a choice for Britain? we should get our priorities right and list the dangers in descending order if we were to answer. The House of commons vote last week ( Dec 2,2015) by a majority of 174 to back Prime Minister David Cameron’s motion to extend the RAF mission into areas controlled by the terrorist entity the Islamic state ( or ISIl – the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) has accelerated a legitimate debate about priorities and who is the real enemy and the tactical realignment within the a larger strategy as with whom should the United kingdom and her allies. Some who understand history and reality of the region and Islamism correctly argue that the Islamic State terror entity is a real danger that we must fight. Others with motives hard to understand, or being anti the idea of extending air-campaign to or just have little experience, argue that we should get rid of Assad regime in Syria first before fighting isil, which is utter nonsense
There has been some nonsense argument from the left wing anti-war or stop the war and others against extending the RAF mission into Syria to destroy the Islamic State Terror bases.
here is an example from BBC radio4 Today programme this morning at 08;55 . John Humphrys interviewed BBC security hack Frank Gardner on specific question: will attacks on ISIL in Syria have backlash here in UK and expose us to more attacks like 7/7 type?
Gradenr adamant if we bomb reqqa ISIL would attack london because of the propaganda value – which is at best guess work no fact based analysis. A security military expert interviewed also on the same item refuted Gardner’s guess. He told him it doesn’t mean that attacking ISIL in Syria would some how give the terrorist another means to increase their capabilities and enhance their tools to carry out new attacks more than what they are capable of doing now. He also quoted congress report how USA drone attacks reduced. Alqaeda capabilities to do us harm and carry out more attacks.
Gardener changed the argument to an issue (not mentioned in question) to say a British A british pilot might fall into their hands ( even though pilots are already flying ISIL areas in Iraq) and bombs might hit civilians (although the question was: will attacking reqqa put us in more risk in london )
Pat McFaden Labour, Wolverhampton South East, totally belittled this view as ” children fantasy dividing world into victims (Muslims) and perpetrators (the west) and it absolves the terrorists from responsibility. He argues it is also not a new military intervention, it is an extension of action already taking place .
First Night – National Theatre ( unusual to have a theatre review here but our worlmedia website is down for technical problems, so it is here temporarily )
Labelled by American newspapers (like the New York Times) A murder mystery, “Evening at the Talk House” by American actor and playwright Wallace Shawn ( world premier opened at the National Theatre Dorfman Theatre Tuesday 24 November ) wasn’t certainly seen this way by our reviewer. This very well produced (not all the acting on same level as the sympathetic tight production by director Ian Rickson) is a mixture of streams running into wider emotional valley. A subtle political statement on how far things can go when futuristic society self-righteous authorities can take individuals out for the general good; ruining parallel some human psychology on how individual behaviour can vibrate from speaking one’s inner thoughts, to that in two-hander conversation, to a discussion argument in a group, as well as how much our present scares us that the raft we cling into would be our memories of a safer past.
The Turkmen Tribes who captured the two Russian pilots killed them on the spot instead of handing them over to their Turkish backers. They have been aiding ISIL in smuggling supplies. Russian are fighting Islamic State terror group and attacking supply lines managed by the Turkmen in the area of the borders where the SU24 was shot down . Many questions on the Turkish version of events.
The circle which Our western leaders dont seem to be able to square is: They claim that a US led coalition of 9 nation fighting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria (without much success) by an air campaign, now Russia is in hitting targets and destroying heavy ISIL weapons, the western leaders are complaining and condemning Russia. In fact Russia has a strategy of preserving Syria geographical integrity as one nation; while western policy ( deliberate or misguided) is tearing Syria apart which Russia sees asagainst its long term interest . America, EU and our UK Government, who have no coherent strategy on Syria ( I am being kind here to the west) ; now Russia, which do have a long term strategy and clear tactical objectives in the short term, decided to take action against the most menacing threat facing civilisation today, namely Islamists terrorism. The Islamic State terrorism which is not confined to the Levant ( Islamic State in Iraq and Levant ISIL) but is a world threat as this entity is modeled on ( and seriously emulating) the seventh and eighth centuries Islamic conquests with the aim of establising a neo-Islamic empire they call a worldwide caliphate, which recognises no national borders ( only idiots won’t realise those objectives especially when they changed the name from ISIL into just “Islamic Stare” ), a danger of Which President Putin has been aware for over a decade. He banned Muslim Bortherhood and other similar organisations who are a front to terrorist groups long time ago, while here in the west we still deal with such vile Islamo-fascist groups.Now Russia is taking genuine action, USA and UK governments are displaying first class hypocrisy as well as making foolish statements. A coalition led by the United States declaring they are fighting the Islamic state by an air campaign for most of this year; yet they are condemning Russia for taking action targeting those very terrorists… so are USA led coalition fighting the terrorists or not?
Looking into the horror of the Islamic State, the jihadists movements ( almost all born from the womb of the Muslim Brotherhood – despite British left, BBC and the CIA & the Foreign Office attempts to change historic facts-) I wrote this piece , the obituary of Egyptian Television Muslim evangelist Sheikh Sharawi 15 years ago upon his death in 1999. .. Revisiting it in a research I am doing for a new book, I realised how many of the predictions came true.. hence I out it here again. I didn’t change anything or update it all.. I only out links to names and events with which people might not be too familiar.
Sheikh Mohammed Metwali Sharawi: Islamisation by Stealth 19 June 1999, the Independent Newspaper, London
Prime Minister David Cameron is to tackle the immigration policy designed to help millions of working people by putting new laws to control immigration una speech later this morning as part of proposed new bill the Queen speech state opening of parliament, next week, Downing Street sources reveal. But not many are convinced it will help address the main issue of influx of migrants from EU lowering wages in Britain
Here is an example of either amateurish lazy below standard journalism, or a blatant bias by producers editors and a below standard under trained hacks who make up their minds before reporting a story.I am citing a radio report, broadcast on bbc radio four 13:00 (12:00 GMT) on Saturday 16 May 2015 reporting on sentencing former president Morsi of Egypt alongside other defendants. ..