How to Grow a Garden - World Poetry Day 2016

It’s not that one has been forced to silence, rather that words have tumbled elsewhere than this blog for a while. Here’s a good excuse to restart this blog – commenting on the imprisonment of Palestinian poet, Ashraf Fayadh, jailed for “apostasy” for eight years and 800 lashes, his beheading sentence commuted by the vicious, . . . → Read More if you dare: How to Grow a Garden – World Poetry Day 2016

The Dictator Quadrille

Did you cheer when NATO boots smashed into the face of Afghanistan? those evil Taliban, hate hate hate, such primitives, more sanctions and the wall came down, Brzezinski crowed. Did you party when US bombs destroyed the Koranic library in Baghdad, because democracy is messy? So Cheney gloated. Saddam is gone, pushed off the long . . . → Read More if you dare: The Dictator Quadrille

Saudi Eyes on Gaza – in the aftermath of Israel’s massacre

Despite Obama’s statement that Gaza borders should be opened for aid and commerce, Israel still refuses to open border crossings for goods other than aid, thus continuing its strangulation and collective punishment of the Gazan people and preventing reconstruction of the devastated strip. While tens of thousands of Gazans remain homeless, destitute and ill . . . → Read More if you dare: Saudi Eyes on Gaza – in the aftermath of Israel’s massacre

Bin Laden, BEcon, Jeddah

The learned Sun Tzu wrote in “The Art of War” more than 2,000 years ago: One who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be in danger in a hundred battles. One who does not know the enemy but knows himself will sometimes win, sometimes lose. One who does not know the enemy and . . . → Read More if you dare: Bin Laden, BEcon, Jeddah

Saudi King lectures the Coalition of the Gobbling

At a two day summit in Riyadh aimed at pushing the Arab peace plan for Israel and Palestine, in a significant about face, the Sauds have rounded on the incompetent Coalition of the Gobbling warmongers. Saudi King Abdullah, whose country is a close US ally, slammed Wednesday the “illegitimate foreign occupation” of Iraq in an . . . → Read More if you dare: Saudi King lectures the Coalition of the Gobbling

Coalition of the Gobbling vs Iran 11

While IAEA director general,Mohamed ElBaradei, urges concern and caution, warning that an attack of Iran would be catastrophic, the Israhelli warmongers hustle for support for bombing hell out of it. They should be had up for inciting violence, yet get away with their belligerence as usual. The Israhelli lobby is sufficiently strong enough that Republicans . . . → Read More if you dare: Coalition of the Gobbling vs Iran 11

Meanwhile, Cheney goes to Saudia

Whilst the intrigue of Litvinenko’s poisoning ti-tillates and frightens the British public, the Great Game continues quietly and malevolently elsewhere. Note that if the Litvinenko affair is an attempt to discredit Putin and to restrict Russia’s power on both negotiations on supply of energy to Europe and sanctions on Iran, this would be an ideal . . . → Read More if you dare: Meanwhile, Cheney goes to Saudia