Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘Amercia’

‘Amercia’ is how America is spelt on Mitt Romney’s new ipod app…’A new Amercia’. For some, it brought smirks, gaffaws, and shrugs. For other, it was emblematic of the dumbing down of America’s monied elite. Still for others, it was … Continue reading

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Syria and Israel, Assad and Netenyahu

The world reacts with horror at the news of the killings at Homs. Assad’s formula for dealing with his people who want a change is violent. And yet, the world’s reaction to Israel’s ‘cast lead’ an undeclared war against the … Continue reading

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US military parachuted into North Korea, AFP report

The news wires are crackling with reports that a joint US South Korean special forces team parachuted undetected into North Korea to ‘observe’ tunnels the DPRK tunnels under the DMZ. You can blame brig.gen. Neil Tolley for bruiting the exploit, … Continue reading

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Whither Iran after the talks?

If you expected a break through during the G 5+1 talks with Iran, think again! There was much noise about ‘progress’, but little else, the assumptions and rumours notwithstanding. Possibly some footprints of hope might be there. Could a break … Continue reading

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On the eve of the 2 anniversary of the the ‘Mavi Mamara’, Turkey moves to indict 4 top Israeli military

Two years ago, the Israeli Defence Force descended like a plague of locusts on the Turkish vessel ‘The Mavi Mamara’ killing nine, including a US citizen. The Turkish ship belonged to a peace flotilla carrying building materials, pharmaceuticals, and the … Continue reading

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Congress cuts us$33 million in aid to Pakistan for condemning Dr Shakeel Afridi to 33 years in prison

Well, a cut in us$33 million in aid to Pakistan is nothing to worry Islamabad about for sending Afridi to 33 years in the slammer because he worked with the CIA in locating Osama Bin Ladin in Abbotabad. Pakistan is … Continue reading

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Two US reps flew into Pyongyang before the missile test, AFP reports

According to ‘Agence France Presse’, reporting from Seoul, Sydney Seiler [national security advisor in the White House] and Joseph DeTrani [director of the National Counter Proliferation Centre] secretly flew to Pyongyang aboard a US Air Force Boeing 737 from Guam. … Continue reading

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