Propaganda is an integral part of war

England was confronted by enemies, domestic and foreign. Their methods were invasion, treason, sedition and terrorism. This was back in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The enemies of the state were Catholics. They were prepared to resort to...

Stating the blindingly obvious

Shireen Qudosi provided the US elite with an urgently needed public service on September 22 in her testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee. She spoke clearly and honestly about Islam. She explained that it constitutes the most...

Washington Post just making stuff up

The Washington Post is supposed to be a serious newspaper. Once upon a time, it was - think Watergate. But that time has long gone. Serious journalism has not been shown the door, it has been defenestrated. A recent article about alleged Russia...

Labour's hypocrisy

The British Labour Party is currently holding its annual conference in Liverpool. Rights and morality are the themes of the conference. Speech after speech exhorts the protection and promotion of workers rights. Yet, the conference workers are being...

Leave our jihadis alone

Secretary of State John Kerry has demanded that Syria and Russia stop attacking al Nusra, aka al Qaeda in Syria, and other jihadist terrorists. In tortured English, he explained that "moderate" rebels could not separate from terrorists whilst Syria...

A tale of two jihadis

This is the story of two jihadis. A good jihadi and a bad jihadi.   It begins in Afghanistan. Mahmood Rahami waged jihad against the infidel government and its ally, the Soviet infidels. Later this good jihadi emigrated to the United States....

Washington Post ethics

The Washington Post evidently has a very peculiar set of journalistic ethics. On Saturday, it made history by becoming the first ever newspaper to call for the criminal prosecution of its own source.   The article is a truly astounding piece of...

Who's in charge?

The policies of the United States seem to be made by people for whom words like rational, realistic, consistent, achievable and pragmatic, never mind words like legal, ethical and moral, have been ripped from their dictionary, torn up and scattered on...

I think Trump will win the election

Don't worry. I do not intend a discussion of polls and trends, swing states and the electoral college. No. My focus is something much more simple: trust; or, more to the point, lack of trust.   The American electorate no longer trusts the elites...

More from Fancy Bears

The hackers, Fancy Bears, have released further World Anti-Doping Agency records. The latest batch includes information on Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. Both have won the Tour de France and Olympic medals. The WADA information shows both...

WADA: politically motivated

It has long been obvious that the World Anti-Doping Agency is politically motivated. The latest illustration is provided by Fancy Bears, which released hacked WADA records, showing that United States athletes have taken banned substances with...

Elite contempt for democracy

Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg Foreign Minister, has provided yet another example of the neoliberal elite's contempt for democracy. Just weeks before Hungary's referendum on the European Union's migrant quotas, Asselborn threatened Hungary with expulsion...

Turkey invades Syria

I wonder why one does not see such headlines in the corporate news media? Apparently the west's liberal-international-law-loving-human-rights-protecting-democracy-promoting-elites see the world through a very selective filter. It seems that rights are...

None of the above

Why isn't "None of the above" on the ballot?   Think about that question for a moment.   Consider the current presidential election in the United States. The majority of the electorate actively dislike and distrust both Donald Trump and...

Official 9/11 story: fictional

The official account of 9/11 is a fiction. Many experienced and expert people have found the official version of events incredible. Scientists, engineers and architects have said that the official story is false. Members of the 9/11 Commission have...

Politics playground style

The current presidential campaign in the United States is hardly an edifying sight. It bears all the hallmarks of a barely controlled playground spat between groups of poorly socialised children. Name-calling and lying are apparently the preferred...

Clinton thinks electorate stupid, media agree

The Clinton campaign holds the people in contempt. She clearly thinks Americans are both stupid and gullible. So much so, she propagates the most incredible conspiracy theories, as fact. And the corporate media rush to repeat the absurities.   ...

Immigration discourse

Why is it that anyone who is opposed to immigration is immediately subject to character assassination?   Take presidential nominee, Donald Trump, for instance. His opposition to illegal immigration has resulted in a torrent of abuse. He is...

Referendum flawed, says ERS

The self-appointed guardian of democracy, the Electoral Reform Society, has condemned Britain's recent referendum on European Union. The Society claims that people were ignorant and that false and misleading claims were made during the campaign.  ...

More New York Times lies

The New York Times article "How Russia Often Benefits When Julian Assange Reveals the West's Secrets" is nothing more than a tissue of lies. The sub-title of this newspaper of record ought to be: just making stuff up.   The article starts by...