13 Sept 2014

The Great Scottish Debate: Arise Ye Sir - A New Confederate Commonwealth.

“Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never harm me”….we used to shout this all the time as children as tears swelled and the throat went dry; just before disappearing into the house for teatime.

Of course in this, the week that is for nail biting, back stabbing, knife edged, debate and referendum over the very existence of the United Kingdom - name calling is back in the game.
The art of great propaganda: A Yes poster from 2014 with a WW 2  Commonwealth recruitment
call to arms. The future is Confederate, can the British Isles pull it off.  

Not as just the usual political insults but a more profound name calling…How to say UK after the YES/NO vote…For all the bluster over the last point or so the writing is on the wall…The story of the UK’s 300 yr history is over.  A new history is dawning, more glorious and reflective.

Scotland is stable, educated, forward thinking and very aware of the important role we all must play to ensure the nations of these Isles enjoy the very best the world and life has to offer.

You read it here; there will be no re-manning of Hadrian’s Wall and no attempt to reclaim Berwick on Tweed.   

The future is Confederate. The future is economic co-operation. The future is respectful re-building  a resurgent Commonwealth.   

OK- OK: I hear you say many things and even hear little laughter to this prediction!!! But in this week, – the week that is- we also lay to rest a Loyal Ulsterman from the DUP, who, known for always to say NO,  finally said YES……….just as we all do in the end……  

7 Sept 2014

Ukraine Crisis More Deadly Than Ever; Israel Annexes More Land

Fanning the flames on Europe's Eastern Flank. Ukraine is spiraling
into dangerous gambits. All the right players are present and
willing to bluff it out. Image: Ukraine memorial to the WW2 fallen
From a military point of view the Kiev surge into the Donbass was badly handled. It could be said that the separatists (Russia) now has a clearer picture of not what Kiev forces can do, but rather of what they can’t do.  

Nothing short of open outright western support for the Kiev government army can halt the counter attack pushing the Ukrainian forces out of the Donbass area. And that’s a dangerous gambit and a recipe for a cold winter.

When Putin says he can be in Kiev in two weeks he means it. Whether or not he wants to or sees this as a strategic move is highly unlikely.

The EU and the West made the colossal error of thinking Russia was weak and not ready to react to the coup of last March fuelled by the usual C.I.A. suspects.

Putin will enable Moscow to speak for ethnic Russians east of the Dnieper River running through Kiev and which is the historical and natural extent of past European influence. (Hapsburg Empire). Russia has already completed encirclement of the entire south Ukrainian flank from Tiraspol to Mariupol.

There is no point hammering on about Ukraine’s loss of sovereignty and the annexation of Crimea when the west sits back and turns a blind eye to Israel’s carve-up of the Palestinian territories. This embedded dual standard/hypocrisy only cements the mistrust between east and west that fosters conflict.   

In the end we only have to look at the historical map of the Ukraine (borderlands) to see the outcomes and natural result of the latest political shenanigans.  Looking at the historical maps of Israel and the Levant presents a less favourable scenario.