Category Archives: International

Lest we forget. Berlin Blockade 1948

When the Germans close their nuclear power stations and complete the longer-term project to close the coal stations they will be heavily dependent on gas from Russia. What could go wrong? Seventy years ago. “The airlift was a lifeline for … Continue reading

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There are many fronts in the wars to defend Western Civilisation from its enemies

The political leaders in China, North Korea and Iran can oppress their people to their heart’s content. It is a tragedy, and one wishes it were otherwise, but no one’s going to go to war to save them. But if … Continue reading

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International confidence in the American president

I would take a sceptical attitude as reasonable except these parts of the Anglosphere and the former members of the nation states that once comprised Western Civilisation are filled with people who are saturated in ignorance and lacking in common … Continue reading

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“Obama likes Suleimani, and admires his work”

This is from 2015: Obama Strikes a Deal–With Qassem Suleimani. It’s by Lee Smith from the Hudson Institute. According to the terms of the Iran deal announced in Vienna on Tuesday, U.N. Security Council sanctions regarding nuclear-related issues will be … Continue reading

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Progressives and the meaning of progress

This was Iran before the revolution. A revolution that turned against women. Women could walk in the streets of Iran, dressed however they wanted. Compulsion and forced hijab have never been part of Iranian culture. They're hallmarks of a repressive … Continue reading

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Perspectives on the US v Iran

And here’s another perspective! Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all … Continue reading

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The year has certainly started like a lion

The above is an update with the President’s statement – “I am ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary” – plus the following: ….of PROTESTERS killed in Iran itself. While Iran will never be able to properly admit … Continue reading

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Windsor change: concerned Australian couple looks to England

Entirely agree. How remarkable is it that in the UK, the home of Edmund Burke, Thatcher and Churchill, there is consensus on the reality of global warming and the need to act. A reminder that there is nothing “conservative” about … Continue reading

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Back to the 70s

Is this Iran working with the American Deep State? US EMBASSY ATTACK IN BAGHDAD PRO-IRAN MOB ‘DEATH TO AMERICA’ DIPLOMATS IN SAFE ROOM TRUMP: TEHRAN WILL PAY Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. … Continue reading

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Germany claims victory in war with the weasels

The war in Afghanistan was sometimes described as the “forgotten war”, hence the nickname Afghanistan given to the cricketer Mark Waugh who was overshadowed by his more decorated twin brother Steve. Another neglected war was described in the Washington Post … Continue reading

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