It is fitting that the United States is led at this moment in time by a staggering corpse of a leader who more than adequately represents the state of the nation and the seeking-but-never-quite-made-it-to-empire he leads. An established empire has no enemies - until it begins to disintegrate internally. But the US has always recognised... Continue Reading →
Oh dear, the Germans never fail to amuse do they. 'Amuse' in the sense of the impertinence of the positions they declare in the arena of international affairs. 'German top diplomat stresses need to include Russia, China in negotiations on Afghanistan' - TASS This is about the negotiations on Afghanistan, which is in fact nobody's... Continue Reading →
Gotta love Andrei Martyanov's work. He often provides me with a much needed laugh - take today for instance... Andrei introduces a couple of new (to me) terms... 'The Three Trolls'? Why, Putin, Lavrov and Shoigu of course. Always trolling the West - often in very subtle ways - a kind of outwardly polite self-amusement... Continue Reading →
I hate rap, but... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzuw1ovpCMs ...there are higher principles at stake. 'Just Say NO'
There is no doubt that, under completely false pretences, Australia has recently become a totalitarian police state. A police force that was once largely considered to be a citizen's friend has now turned 180° to become the government's evil Stasi Brigade. Enforcers of morally bankrupt, sweeping regulations, to imprison, fine, and beat up citizens who... Continue Reading →
"...but Russia rejected the request." - quote from TASS article linked below. This is about attempts by the US to gain a foothold in Central Asia for the dubious reason to "satisfy some initiatives of theirs" (another quote) to "carry out strikes at Afghanistan when necessary," (again a quote). Such requests are unnecessary and to... Continue Reading →
'Pentagon has no idea how much US military equipment seized by Taliban — spokesman' - TASS The title of this TASS piece could easily have been shortened to 'Pentagon simply has no idea'. But Russians might consider that to be undiplomatic. I harbour no such qualms. A Pentagon to Taliban respectful request - "Please may... Continue Reading →
My world was recently introduced to the work and music of two talented young women, and my world was rocked. They go by the name of Lucius - a band completed by three talented musicians. How do I describe their music? It is an unknown genre to me. If I were pushed into a corner... Continue Reading →