ISIS are very misunderstood

I have already written here about what ISIS is and where they came from, so will try not to cover the same ground twice. ISIS/ISIL, variously known as Islamic State in […]

The Arab League is an organisation whose 22 members are mainly the artificial states set up when the Ottoman empire collapsed in 1918 at the end of WW1. These states […]

Warning, not for the squeamish. So the UN Security Council find themselves unable to issue a resolution and instead make a statement, with one temporary member (Lebanon) dissociating themselves from […]

American family comedy act

Now is the time of year when MPs take their extended summer breaks and when, traditionally, the major source of news shuts down. Newspapers usually fill up their pages with […]

Friday is the Islamic holy day, so people are not at work. They go to the mosques to pray then they demonstrate against the brutal dictatorship of the Assad family. […]

After Friday prayers the people come onto the streets to demonstrate about their repression. And government forces get on with their job of beating them up, arresting them and killing […]

These are immensely important. Syria is one of the most repressive states on earth, the ruling dynasty do not allow basic, fundamental human rights to their population. They also have […]

And still the world sits on its collective hands. Tens, maybe hundreds, of thousands of people have taken, bravely, to the streets again to protest at their lack of basic […]