J’accuse

At a press conference the morning after the 13/11 attacks in Paris, French President Francois Hollande said an investigation would establish this was an act of war by the “jihadist army”, Islamic State. Less than an hour later IS claimed responsibility for a “blessed invasion”. Landmarks across the world glowed in solidarity – blue, white and red – as the victims and French children were harnessed to a chariot of propaganda. Continue reading

Runaway governments

Another absurd theatrical performance this week in Westminster, mother of parliaments and nerve center of Britain’s democracy export industry. All three leaders of the major political parties,  David, Nick and Ed, were passionately exercised by the further delay of a report into Britain’s role in the 2003 Iraq War. Ed was particularly funky. But of course they are all conspirators in yet another illegal ongoing war- this time in Syria – and cynicism is in order. Continue reading