Tag Archives: West

The West’s shameful response to the Iran protests

In my earlier post about the Iran protests I mentioned the limp response from both Western governments and Western media.  Melanie Phillips picks up on the weak institutional response from the West, saying: … utterly risible the gloss initially put … Continue reading

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After the Paris murders: Islam and the West, and blaming the Jews

The horrific terrorist murders in Paris have led to much thinking and opining about the root causes of the attacks and Muslim hostility towards the West and the Jews.  The prime root cause in my humble opinion is Western denial … Continue reading

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Feeding the crocodile, hoping to be eaten last

The above headline is  a paraphrase of Winston Churchill’s memorable words warning against appeasement during WWII.  The parallels to the situation today are hard to ignore after the Western allies P5+1 group signed a deal last night with the Iranians to … Continue reading

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Where is world outrage at Syrian and Iranian threats against Israel?

The possibilities, perils and permutations of an Allied attack on Syria in response to its chemical weapons attack have been discussed endlessly in the media as well as in Parliaments across the Western world. I addressed some of these issues … Continue reading

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Iran threatens that Israel will be engulfed if West attacks Syria

First we had Bashar Assad threatening to attack Tel Aviv if NATO attacked it. Now Iran has piled on and is threatening to “make Israel burn” if the West attacks Syria.  I admit I had to read the headline twice … Continue reading

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How the West’s attack on Libya is helping Iran

The truth of the old saying that the way to hell is paved with good intentions is borne out in an interesting but rather scary analysis by Emanuelle Ottolenghi appears in this week’s Commentator: A nuclear armed Iran could be … Continue reading

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