The Skripal Case: 20 New Questions That Journalists Might Like to Start Asking

While the world’s attention has been largely focused on Syria for the past couple of weeks, we must not forget the Skripal case. The reason for this is that the two events appear to be inextricably linked, either because they show that the Russian and Syrian Governments are willing and able to use chemical weapons for their own ends, or because they show that the Governments of the United States, United Kingdom and France in particular are willing to use […]

Here’s What Syrian Christian Leaders Think of their Western Saviours

It is a marvel to me how many Western Christians support the actions of their Governments as they “take action” against the Syrian Government. If they are aware at all of the huge Christian population in Syria (which many are not), they somehow believe that the Assad Government is the biggest threat to these Christians, and that their own Western Governments are the heroes of the hour, stepping in with their courageous stance and their pinpoint missiles to save the […]

Why Theresa May Must be Impeached

So the moment we’ve been holding our breaths for a week finally came. In the end, I am mighty glad that this particular strike seems more like the impotent thrashing of the neocon snake that didn’t dare to attack places where Russian servicemen were likely to be killed, than it does the start of World War III. For the moment, at least, thank God. But the fact that it was a fairly limited strike — compared to what it might […]

From Skripal to Syria – The Empire’s “New Realities” Are Reaching The End of the Road

“That’s not the way the world really works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” Thus spake Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Government of George […]

The Washington Madhouse and Its Imbecilic Front Man Take us to the Very Edge

Just over a month ago, I posed the following question, after Vladimir Putin unveiled Russia’s new weapons systems, which was a response to Washington’s reckless tearing up of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) in 2002, which had guaranteed international security for 30 years: Will Russia’s Stunning Response to US Aggression Have Any Effect on the Washington Madhouse? At the end of that piece, I wrote the following: Unfortunately American foreign policy was hijacked in the 1990s by fanatical ideologues with […]

Is Yulia Skripal Being Denied Her Legal Rights?

Viktoria Skripal is said to now believe that her cousin, Yulia, is being detained against her will. Following their telephone call on 5th April, she said: “We are very confused by what Yulia said – she didn’t quite sound like her usual self. Naturally we understand she can’t be her usual self after the poisoning and the shock of what happened to her. And yet the feeling from hearing her voice was that she wasn’t speaking at her own initiative. […]

The Slowly Building Anger in the UK at the Government’s Handling of the Skripal Case

In her daily press conference on 5th April, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, mentioned a quiet resentment and fury that is building up amongst ordinary Russians over the way the Government of the United Kingdom has handled the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Strange though it may seem, I sense a similar feeling of anger and resentment building up here in the UK, as it becomes clearer and clearer that the official narrative has little or no […]

Boris Johnson’s Statements Analysed by Experts and Found to Contain Traces of the Ministry-Grade Swerve Agent, “Govichock”

Warning: This piece may contain traces of satire Experts at the Department for Sifting Truth from Lies (DSTL) at Porkie Down in Wiltshire, have been analysing Boris Johnson’s statements made during an interview with Deutsche Welle on 20th March, to see whether they may contain any traces of truth. In answer to a question about how scientists were able to identify Russia as the source of the substance allegedly used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal, and whether the laboratory […]

The Three Most Important Aspects of the Skripal Case so Far … and Where They Might be Pointing

I have now asked a total of 50 questions around the Skripal case, which you can find here and here. Having gone back through these questions, as far as I can see only three have been answered by the release of public information or events that have transpired. These are: Are they (Sergei and Yulia Skripal) still alive? If so, what is their current condition and what symptoms are they displaying? Can the government confirm that its scientists at Porton […]

The Wonders of the Resurrection

Time to take a break from all things Skripal and look at something rather more wonderful and momentous – the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Below is the text of a sermon I am preaching at Christ Church Salisbury on Easter Sunday, mostly based on 1 Corinthians 15. It’s long. But hopefully not too long! Let’s begin with a few rather grand statements: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most momentous and pivotal point in history. It is the earth-shattering […]

20 More Questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case

To my knowledge, none of the questions I wrote in my previous piece – 30 questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case – has been answered satisfactorily, at least not in the public domain. Yet despite the fact that these legitimate questions have not yet been answered, and many important facts surrounding the case are still unknown, the case has given rise to a serious international crisis, with the extraordinary expulsion of Russian diplomats across many EU […]

The Skripal Case: It Looks Like Mrs May Has Some Explaining to do!

On Monday 12th March, the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Theresa May, stood up in Parliament and made the following claim as part of her 36-hour ultimatum to the Russian Federation: “Mr Speaker, this morning I chaired a meeting of the National Security Council in which we considered the information so far available. As is normal, the Council was updated on the assessment and intelligence picture, as well as the state of the investigation. It is now […]

30 Questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case

There are a lot of issues around the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal which, at the time of writing, are very unclear and rather odd. There may well be good and innocent explanations for some or even all of them. Then again there may not. This is why it is crucial for questions to be asked where, as yet, there are either no answers or deeply unsatisfactory ones. Some people will assume that this is conspiracy theory territory. It […]

The Skripal Case: The Unbelievable Recklessness of the British Government and Their Utter Contempt for the Rule of Law

My first piece on the Skripal case can be found here. In her statement to the House of Commons on Monday 12th March, Theresa May spoke about Britain being “a nation that believes in justice and the rule of law” and went on to say that “it is essential that we proceed in the right way – led not by speculation but by the evidence.” She then proceeded both then, and in her subsequent statement on Wednesday 14th March, to […]

Sergei Skripal, Salisbury and the Dangerously Hysterical Response of the British Government

Readers of this blog may be aware that I happen to live in the rather lovely city of Salisbury — a name that until last week was synonymous with its wonderful 13th Century gothic-style Cathedral and the world’s most famous pile of stones about 8 miles away. Unfortunately, it is now synonymous with international espionage and what looks like a case of attempted murder using some sort of nerve agent. I have been reluctant to comment on the case for […]

Philistines “Disappointed” by David the Shepherd Boy’s Revelation of New Israelite Stone-Slinging Deterrent

Warning: May contain traces of satire Philistine officials have told lawmakers that they are “disappointed” by David the Shepherd Boy’s public announcement of his unmatched stone slinging capability, lamenting that he will use it to further “intimidate” Philistine giants and their allies. “I think the public picking up of 5 smooth stones and the use of a sling, while not surprising, were nonetheless disappointing. While we have been aware of the development of the David the Shepherd Boy’s capabilities and […]

Will Russia’s Stunning Response to US Aggression Have Any Effect on the Washington Madhouse?

Back in 2007, Vladimir Putin made what was probably the most important international speech of the 21st Century so far at the 43rd Munich Security Conference. His main theme was that attempts to create a unipolar world with one country dominating and policing the globe were not only morally wrong, but also doomed to failure: “However, what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, […]

Message to America: Isn’t it Time to Take a Good Long Look in the Mirror?

The recent shooting in Florida, apart from being yet another horrendous loss of life, was yet another tragic pointer to a nation in deep, deep turmoil. It was, so the figures show, the 291st shooting in an American school since 2013. Of course, not all of them have led to fatalities, and certainly none were on the scale of the Florida massacre. But still: more than one shooting in a US school per week. Let that sink in. The aftermath […]

The Mueller Investigation’s Latest Nothing Burger

I had understood that the Special Counsel headed by Robert Mueller was set up to investigate allegations of collusion between the campaign team of Donald Trump and the Government of the Russian Federation. On this basis I had presumed that if any indictments were issued, they would at least attempt to prove that such collusion went on. However, in every case so far, the indictments have had nothing whatsoever to do with the central claim that the investigation is supposed […]

Somebody is Making Money Out of Turning Planet Earth Into an Asylum

What strange times we live in. Times in which a boy with perfectly normal XY chromosomes and intact male genitalia can think himself to be a girl, and instead of telling him “No Jonnie, it’s not your body or your chromosomes that are messed up, it’s your head,” we are apparently meant to encourage him in his delusion and spit venom at anyone who thinks that lopping off his thingy is a bad idea. Times in which the institution of […]

The Globalist Cabal Bring Their Lawless Revolution Home

One of the main points I made in my previous posting on the recently released Nunes memo, was that the big problem the US now faces is not that there has been a deep level of corruption and lawlessness in those organisations that are meant to enforce the rule of law, but that there are huge numbers of people in the political and media class that not only refuse to admit this, but are accusing those who have exposed the […]

The Nunes Memo, the Plot to Destroy the President, and the Writing on the Wall

So the Nunes memo has finally been released, and its contents are indeed damning, although nothing particularly surprising for those who have been paying attention. It has been clear for months that the entire basis for the Russiagate hoax was the so-called Trump Dossier; that this was an entirely unverified and uncorroborated document; and that — as I wrote here — it was quite obviously suspect since it was funded by Mr Trump’s political opponents, including the DNC and the […]

Gavin Williamson Unveils Britain’s New Energy Policy: When the Blackouts Come, Blame Them on the Russians

Having closed the coal mines, shut most of our coal-fired power stations, and having neglected to build more nuclear power stations, all the while erecting wind turbines that produce enough electricity each day to boil a kettle, I see that the British Government has come up with a novel way of dealing with the power cuts that are likely to hit us. You might think it would be left to the Energy Secretary to reveal the new plan of how […]

The Russiagate Hoax is About to Implode, But the Neocon/Trotskyist Cult’s New Cold War is Here to Stay

Back in November, I described Russiagate as A Convention of Village Idiots Holding a Never-Ending Hunt for a Non-Existent Needle in an Ever-Expanding Haystack. Well, it looks like the Convention might be nearing its end, not because the VI’s have actually found the needle they were looking for – you can’t find a non-existent needle, you see – but for another reason entirely. It’s because the haystack itself was entirely the creation of the US Intelligence Agencies, the Obama Administration, the […]

Can President Winfrey “Make America Love Again”?

It was a fine spring morning and President Winfrey leaned back in her chair, taking a look around the Oval Office, and breathing a long sigh – half relief, half sorrow. Yes, she had a multitude of difficulties and problems to deal with, but today – the 100th day of her Presidency – she was determined to enjoy. The celebrations were due to kick off shortly, with a number of carefully selected guests, a handful of schoolchildren and members of […]

Did President Swamp Just Say What the US Elites Have Long Thought?

It seems that we still don’t know for sure whether President Swamp did actually refer to certain nations — excluding Norway of course — as s******* countries. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is sure he did. Senator David Perdue is sure he didn’t. New reports suggest that he may have said another “s” word — not the same, but equally crass. Of course it’s easily imaginable that this oaf of a man, not exactly known for his carefulness or his […]

Difficult Bible Passages: Jesus and the Fig Tree

One of my regular correspondents, Richard, has asked for my thoughts on the “Jesus and the fig tree incident”. You know, the one where Jesus talks to a tree before cursing it. What on earth is that all about? Below is my attempt at making sense of it, but before that, here’s the passage in question: “On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he [Jesus] was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he […]

Noah's Drunkenness by Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1836-1902

Difficult Bible Passages: What Did Noah’s Youngest Son do to Him?

“Noah’s Drunkenness” by Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1836-1902 “Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside. Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned […]

Saudi Arabia’s Best Friend Cries About Human Rights in Iran

Are the recent street protests in Iran a genuine grassroots uprising against that country’s repressive government? Or is thus yet another regime change attempt from the people that messed up Ukraine, Libya and Syria? The jury may still be out on that one, but one thing is obvious, which is that the chief suspects in the regime change theory sure are enjoying themselves exploiting the opportunity for that end. Ahead of an absurd emergency meeting of the United Nations Security […]

A Tale of Two Decrees: Caesar’s Tax on All the World and God’s Gift For All the World

All quotations are taken from Luke 2:1-20. “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.” Caesar Augustus was the ruler of the most powerful empire history had ever seen. His opinion of himself and the power he possessed was so great that he styled himself Divi Filius — Son of a God. Just in case anyone might miss the point, he had the title inscribed on every coin he issued for […]

Difficult Bible Passages: 1 Corinthians 11 – Hats and Hair

Some of my regular commenters seem to enjoy my attempts at Biblical expositions, so I thought it’d be good to start what will hopefully become a regular slot on TheBlogMire, where I give my thoughts on some of those verses and passages of the Bible that tend to make people go “huh?” First off is an amended piece that I wrote some years back for American Vision, which deals with a somewhat bizarre passage in 1 Corinthians 11:1-17, and which […]

Results of International Literacy Study Reveal Yet More Attempts by Russia to Meddle in Western Democracies and Undermine Our Way of Life

By the Blogmire’s resident Russia expert, Russ O’Phobe The recent news that Russia has topped the Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS), has sent shockwaves through the civilised world, with analysts believing that this is yet more evidence of a mendacious scheme by the Kremlin to destroy our values and way of life. The study, which is based on tests taken every five years, measures literacy rates amongst 10-year-olds around the world, with around 320,000 children across the […]

GOOGLE: Globalist Organ of Orwellian Groupthink and Liberal Engineering

Do you remember Google? It used to be a search engine. It used to be a good search engine. That’s why it became not just a search engine, but the search engine – so universally used that it became a verb: “Have you Googled it out”; “Let me Google that.” William Inge, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in the 1940s once observed that “Every institution tends to produce its opposite,” by which he meant that all institutions have a tendency […]

The Unbiblical Teaching That Has Driven Donald Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem, rather than Tel Aviv, as the capital of Israel seems to me to be an act of monumental folly, guaranteed to provoke a huge backlash and wave of anger across the Middle East. It will be sure to add to the ranks of Islamist terrorists. It will alienate still further some of the US’s supposed allies (such as Turkey). And it will increase the influence of Iran throughout the Middle East. In other words, […]

A Review of Christians in the Community of the Dome, by Julian Mann

Visiting the Millennium Dome in the spring of 2,000 was something of a seminal moment for me. New Labour had been in Government for just under three years, and although I had started to grow uneasy about what they were all about, I couldn’t quite put my finger on what exactly that was. The Dome changed all that. I travelled there with a reasonably open mind, thinking that given the huge sums of money they had spent on it, it […]

Russiagate: A Convention of Village Idiots Holding a Never-Ending Hunt for a Non-Existent Needle in an Ever-Expanding Haystack

Imagine a Convention of Village Idiots holding a never-ending hunt for a non-existent needle in an ever-expanding haystack. Every once in a while one of them finds a twig, or an old sock, or a marble, and with a look of sheer delight on their face they look up and squawk, “I’ve found it”. And all the other VIs gather round to marvel at the needle, and the news is published in the press across the country that they’ve got […]

If a Father Can be Described as a Mother, You Know it’s Time for Publishers of Dictionaries to Update Their Definition of Insanity

I’m thinking of suing my former school for misleading me during what they called “sex education” lessons. Although it is many decades back, I distinctly recall them telling me that the way babies were made was when a sperm, provided by the male, fertilises the egg, provided by the female. They assured me that the one providing the sperm is known as the father, whilst the one providing the egg is known as the mother. So imagine my surprise when […]

Dunker – The New Social Media Site Establishing Justice by the Mob Democracy

Welcome to Dunker, the world’s latest social media site. If you’re not familiar with how it works, don’t worry, we’ll explain it now, but it really is so simple that you’re sure to pick it up quickly as you go along. The idea behind Dunker was born out of a desire to make justice far more transparent and democratic. As we’re sure you’re aware, in the past the law has been the preserve of the elites, whilst the people have […]

Why CS Lewis Was Wrong When he Said Jesus’s Prophesy of His Second Coming Was “The Most Embarrassing Verse in the Bible”

In my last post, I made reference to CS Lewis’s comment that Matthew 24:34 — “Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place” — “the most embarrassing verse in the entire Bible”. In the comment section, Bruce from New Hampshire asks where Lewis made this statement. The answer is in an essay called, “The World’s Last Night,” and here is the quote in full: “‘Say what you like,’ we shall be […]

The Man of Lawlessness? The Son of Perdition? You Mean the Guy Jesus Dealt With 2,000 Years Ago?

Although I love writing about what the Bible teaches (or at least what I think it teaches), I know that whenever I do it will inevitably raise more questions than it answers, and that I’ll then have to spend time answering those questions, which in turn will lead to more questions, which will need more answers. And you know, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. But I’m a sucker for punishment, so here goes 🙂 Once again, I’m […]

Christ the Firstfruits, Then at His Coming Those who Belong to Christ.

One of my regular commenters, Phil, posted the following point in response to my previous article, Hey Pessimistic Christian, Cheer up. Christ Will Have Dominion. Because my answer is necessarily detailed, I thought I’d post it here. Here is Phil’s question: “Regarding the fact that the Lord Jesus will sit at God’s right hand *until* God makes all his enemies his footstool, your conclusion assumes that sitting at God’s right hand refers to the time between Jesus’ ascension and 2nd […]

Hey Pessimistic Christian, Cheer up! Christ Will Have Dominion!

Most Christians today have a very pessimistic outlook on the future of Christendom, not to mention the future of the world. They are not so much Amillennialists, or Premillennialists, but more Pessimillennialists — hamstrung with a pessimistic eschatology which comes mainly from what they see happening all around them. A failing church. Christianity being trampled underfoot and cast out. Doesn’t it signify the end times and Jesus’s coming soon to put an end to it all? Then there are those of […]

“It’s my Body”! Good. Then Love it!

One of the slogans used to justify the practice of abortion is this: “It’s my body – I can do what I like with it.” The reasoning is that since the baby is attached to the woman, it is therefore her right to choose what she does with it. Sort of like cutting off a limb, I suppose, although were women to start indulging in that practice, it is doubtful that feminists in general would be rushing to uphold it […]

Epicurus Trolls God’s Ability and Willingness to Deal With Evil; God Enters His Creation to Answer the Charge

My piece on Epicurus’s famous riddle last week garnered a number of comments. One of those was from one of my regular commenters, GV, who asked the question, “Is there any other religion that gives a solution to his riddle?” I got the impression the question was probably rhetorical, yet it’s a good question and deserving of some thought. The basic gist of what I wrote in that piece is this. Undergirding Epicurus’s riddle are two major presuppositions, both of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive Recording of Nefarious Kremlin Plot to Undermine US Democracy Using Post-Election Puppy Ads

An explosive new tape has just been released of a discussion that is alleged to have taken place in the Kremlin in June 2016. The recording is said to feature the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, with the three men discussing how they could interfere in the US election to ensure the election of Donald Trump. A transcript is below. Vladimir Putin (VP) – Gentlemen, as you know, in […]

Is Epicurus Neither Able nor Willing to Understand Evil and the Mercy of God? Then Why Give Him the Time of Day?

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? Thus spake Epicurus, the Greek philosopher who lived from 341-270 BC. The riddle is undoubtedly a clever one, and yet it turns out to be loaded with a couple of erroneous presuppositions: firstly, a flawed […]

The Christmas Spirit

I’m happy to announce that Day One have just published my third book — The Coming of the Saviour-King — which is basically a collection of the daily pieces I did for Advent last year. If you’re interested, you can get a copy here. Below is an excerpt from the introduction to the book. That Christmas has become commercialized, trivialized, tacky and secularized is probably a statement of the obvious. There is Santa. There is snow. There are reindeer. There are […]

SHOCK: The Island of Self-Gratification is Surprised to Find its Inhabitants Lack Self-Restraint

Imagine a couple of islands. Although they share many similarities — a similar climate and a similar population, for example — in terms of their values they could hardly be more different. The Island of Self-Restraint has what you might call a distinctly Christian ethos, especially in matters of family and relationships. For instance, marriage is seen as a sacred, lifelong covenant, and the overwhelming number of men and women on the island take their vows very seriously. In the island’s […]

And all the Church Cried out to God?

I write this piece under the assumption that it will be read by those who are in some measure distressed by the current state of the culture in which they live. In many ways our situation is unique. Has there ever been a time when people thought that a marriage didn’t necessarily need a man or a woman? Of that it was okay to kill babies by the million under the banner of choice? Or when a man could just […]

President Swamp Throws a Bone to His Delusional Supporters Then Threatens to Kill 25 Million People

I am starting to wonder whether the Deep State has successfully managed to clone Donald J Trump, the man who was elected to the office of 45th President of the United States last year. And while he is hanging out in a deep (state) freezer somewhere, his neocon-programmed doppelganger now occupies the White House and is bent on threatening everyone whom his handlers decide need roughing up. I jest of course, but only because after reading his speech to the UN General […]