Seth Ferris

Who is John Bercow, the Sudden Saviour of San...

hzedzdahdmmn41timhd6Despite her best efforts to run down the Brexit clock, on 12th March Theresa May was forced by the UK House of Commons to abandon her Brexit deal, told she could not leave without a deal under any circumstances and sent back to the EU to negotiate an extension to the deadline…

Thuggery Returns: UK Sold Out Its Soul 2 Brex...

UKGD353452On Sunday March 10th Birmingham City F.C. met fierce local rivals Aston Villa F.C. in an English Championship fixture. About nine minutes into the game a Birmingham City supporter, wearing a jacket emblazoned with the Z symbol representing that club’s hooligan group, ran onto the pitch…

Okinawa Base: The Art of “No Solution” and Sy...

e0fa048On February 24th the residents of Okinawa voted in a “symbolic referendum”, i.e. one which is purely an expression of opinion, with no obligation on anyone to take any notice of its outcome. In this, they voted heavily against the relocation of the Futenma base, despite the fact…

Pakistan and India in Conflict, Strategic Fig...

387c7ac0a4085769a4d636276fb78b58Eighteen months ago I wrote one article whereby I suggested that Pakistan was being attacked by US policymakers because it was no longer the regional bogeyman the West once needed it to be, and however as it tried to regain its former importance “it was damned if it did…

Nothing is Happening in Iraq, and That’...

USIR342342Some years ago there was a prop forward in the French national rugby team called Pierre Dospital. This was considered a very appropriate name for him, as it was only one letter away from “hospital”, and given his size, and the demands of his position on the field, this is where…

Putting it in Perspective: “Lebanon Takes its...

LEBNSo the agony lingers on in Lebanon. Yet again, it is taking months to form a government acceptable to everybody, or which the government can sell to everybody. In public, the sticking point is the six Sunni MPs who are allied with the predominantly Shia Hezbollah. Having been…

Lack of Confidence in Theresa May: “Believe i...

3к35In 1979 Joe Clark led his Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to its first election victory in 16 years. Two years later, in opposition again, one third, (33.5) per cent of his party members supported a “review of his leadership”, i.e., a vote on whether to continue…

Trump’s Pullout in Syria: 2 Steps Forward in ...

SYUS45322At first impression it would be naive to believe that Donald Trump is keeping his campaign promise to downsize America’s foreign military engagements based on some moral compass, or by realising that America has gotten itself into a bigger quagmire than before, even greater than…

G20 Summit More a Farce: How Many Bottles Wil...

UNS564222The G20 Summit in Argentina was, like the rest, a farce. Throughout history, people of influence have developed alternative structures to find ways round things. The G20 is yet another attempt by world leaders to subvert democratic control of their actions by saying that, if WE…

Syria, Iran, Georgia: Slippery Slope in Discu...

OSME56456333The history of sanctions teaches us that they are like a pole – you can find a way around them, and in the process, find a niche market for all kinds of smugglers, gangsters, and political types, as co-operation is needed at all levels. For this reason, sanctions often…

Brexit Replaces Sovereignty With Terrorism

77113During the long years of political violence in Northern Ireland, British governments of every complexion routinely insisted that they “would not give in to terrorism”. We now know, from hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other sources, that the British government…

Does Kavanaugh Finally Make the Real America ...

OAKA346456232Sometimes events generate a public fascination out of all proportion to their actual importance. The Tate-La Bianca killings of 1969, conducted by the Manson Family, are still widely discussed today and have turned some drifting hippies only marginally connected with the actual…


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