Sunday, 24 July 2016

The journalistic canon strikes again! Profoundly brilliant analyses of the global state of play

Whatever one thinks of him, British Conservative Party politician and newspaper columnist Boris Johnson hasn't been one to blindly follow what could be called a slavishly pro-US line on foreign policy.
In December, he called for the UK and its allies to work with Russia and the Syrian government against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). When Syrian forces, with Russian assistance, liberated the ancient city of Palmyra in March, Johnson praised President Assad. Johnson has also blamed the EU for the crisis in Ukraine – something else you don't expect to hear from prominent British politicians who are always so keen to blame Russia.
But now Boris Johnson seems to have changed his tune.
Consider: Boris Johnson, March 2016, 'Bravo for Assad!' (after Palmyra is liberated from IS).
Boris Johnson, July 2016, 'Assad must go!’
What's going on?

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Turkey's flying east after being declared extinct in their USA homeland

In NATO nations, militaries just as in Britain, as in Turkey, are not controlled by sovereign governments after all – it is up to NATO command, which is answerable to Washington as to what the military does