Tag Middle East

A Rather Large Canal

No, not Suez, the Panama widening or even the one proposed for Nicaragua. This one is in the Middle East. The 950km long Salman Canal will link the Arabian Gulf with the Arabian Sea, 630km in Saudi Arabia and 320km…

Two Stories from Iran

It is easy to forget that the people of Iran are just that, people, ordinary normal people. Ordinary normal people that have no real interest in geopolitical issues but instead just want to live their lives. We also tend to…

The Management of Savagery

The Management of Savagery” is much more than the A-Z of how to establish a caliphate, it is an Islamist justification for the use of violence and in particular of exemplary violence for political (religious) ends. If Afghanistan was about Armed Politics according to Emile Simpson then what we are looking at with “The Management of Savagery” is as much Armed Evangelisation as it is caliphate building according to Abu Bakr Naji.

UK Aid Destined for Iraq

A collection of images from Brize Norton showing humanitarian aid being loaded onto RAF C130 Hercules aircraft in preparation for air dropping over Iraq. Included in the package are; Supplies include reusable filtration containers filled with clean water, tarpaulins and basic…

A World in Turmoil

With news that the US will be going to war in Iraq, again, I am reminded of this clip from the Godfather III   Whilst the Twittersphere has gone into meltdown about Gaza it remains largely silent on the horrific crimes…