That Gigantic Fraud They Call the “War on Terror”

Just over two years ago, 21 Christians were beheaded by Islamists in that haven for terrorists, Libya. The question that haunted me at the time was this: Would they have been murdered if we hadn’t helped to topple Colonel Gaddafi? And now two years later, in the aftermath of 22 people being blown up by an Islamist terrorist in Manchester, my question is essentially the same: If we hadn’t intervened in Libya to topple the leader and produce a failed […]

Fancy Being Pushed Into Another War on Yet Another Phoney Pretext?

One of the most basic duties of any Government is to maintain a military that is capable of defending the country against foreign aggression. However, an equally important Governmental responsibility is to ensure that this military is only used when it is absolutely needful. A responsible Government is one that takes every step it can to avoid war, only engages when necessity compels it to, and when all other options have been exhausted. It would be good if these words […]

Donald J. Swamp: How the Man Who Promised to Drain the Swamp Got Drained by the Swamp

There were only three reasons that a rational person might have considered going out to vote for Donald J Swamp. The first was that he wasn’t the psychopath, Hillary Clinton. The second was that he looked to be the least likely of all the candidates to start a war with Russia and therefore WWIII. And the third was that he said he was going to “drain the swamp”. They were always very thin reasons. As I wrote back here and here: […]

Exclusive: How Donald Trump Decides His Foreign Policy

For those of us who saw the psychopathic Mrs Clinton as a gigantic threat to world peace, hearing Donald Trump speaking about “getting along with Russia”, as opposed to wanting to go to war with it, was really rather refreshing and even cause for a faint glimmer of hope that the US might actually be about to abandon its messianic claims over the whole world and settle down to being a proper country that minds its own business. To be fair, there were some […]

2016: The Year the Globalist War on Reality Began to Crumble

One of my favourite quotes of the 21st century is this gem from George W Bush’s Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl Rove: “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 […]

Ode to the NeoCons — The Charge of the White Hat Brigade

The White Hats and the Black Hats stood on each side, Eyeball to eyeball across the divide. Neither advanced nor retreated one inch, The world held its breath to see who would flinch.   But the fears were misplaced for as it transpired, The Black Hats retreated – no shot being fired. The cost of the standoff just too much to pay, They packed up their stuff and went on their way.   Well the White Hats rejoiced and in […]

Guest Post: Why I’m Exceptional & Indispensable – by Hillary Clinton

Following on from her recent piece for Time magazine, in which she so eloquently explained why America is indispensable and exceptional, TheBlogMire brings you an exclusive piece in which Mrs Clinton explains why an indispensable and exceptional nation must have an indispensable and exceptional leader. (Warning: May contain traces of satire) If there’s one core belief that has guided and inspired me every step of my career in public service, it’s this: I am an exceptional woman. A great, unselfish, […]

Why Won’t Putin Invade the Baltics?

You know how Putin is itching to invade the Baltics? You know how he just can’t wait to get his hands on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, because Russia is kind of cramped, and he needs a bit of Lebensraum for his people? You know how he just can’t wait to prop up the apparently ailing Russian economy by incorporating that economic powerhouse, Ukraine, into his country? You know it because you’ve probably read it 100 times by now in the […]

Discussing Economics, Brexit & Morality on The True Money Show

I was privileged to be invited onto the True Money Show, hosted by David Simpson, where we discussed a range of topics including the economic woes of the European Union, why bailing out failed banks with public money is not what you could call a good idea, the reasons why people voted for Brexit, and whether an economic system based on immorality can endure. You can listen to the show here or by clicking on the link below: True Money Show 072716 […]

Thoughts on Brexit: New Political Force Needed to Counter the Establishment Meocracy

“To my mind, democracy has failed us. Democracy has failed us because it was ill-informed. I just want all of you to know that when you leave here we can change that decision. It is possible.” So said Blur’s Damon Albarn, to resounding applause, at the beginning of this year’s Glastonbury festival. He’s clearly not the only one who feels that way. Social media seems to be abuzz with such sentiments from the sorts of people who constantly trumpet the […]

Sir Ian McKellen Spells Out the Real Choice Before Britain on 23rd June

Sir Ian McKellen recently weighed in with one of the more interesting comments in the run up to the EU referendum. He said: “If I were to look at ‘in’ or ‘out’ from that point of view, there’s only one point, which is to stay. If you’re a gay person, you’re an internationalist. I don’t want us to retract. I don’t want to and I won’t, whatever the vote happens to be.” His own fear is of course misplaced. Even […]

Putin Weaponises Crosshairs, Foiling Plans to Keep Romania & Poland Safe From Iranian WMDs

At a recent ceremony in Deveselu, Romania, the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS) was declared operationally certified — a key milestone in Phase II of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA). According to U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs: This Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System represents a significant increase in the capability to defend NATO European territory from attacks originating outside the Euro-Atlantic area, and is a key milestone in the development of NATO Ballistic Missile Defense.  If […]

The Tasteless Philip Hammond is Unable to Rejoice at the Liberation of Palmyra From the Wahhabi Death Cult

Imagine that a group of the most fanatical ideologues on the planet had seized an historic city and carried out unspeakable atrocities there. Imagine they had lined up 25 soldiers in the ruins of an ancient ampitheater and filmed their teenage recruits executing them. Imagine that they had tortured and beheaded the 82-year-old head of antiquities in that city and hung his mutilated body on a column in a main square. Now imagine that a foreign power teamed up with […]

Pushing Mr Obama and the Globalist Project to the Back of the Queue

To those conservatives who have been operating under the assumption that Britain has a special relationship with a special friend called America, I do hope that Mr Obama has managed to rid you of that notion. I hope that if nothing else, Mr Obama’s typically crass intervention in the affairs of another country will have made you see the glaring truth. Although Mr Obama has made this clear in previous statements, his “back of the queue” line last Friday was […]

Is Putin Weaponising Stupidity?

For some time I’ve been trying to develop an all-encompassing theory to account for the behaviour of Western leaders and the media over the last few years. At times their actions and the words of many of them have appeared to be, shall we say, unhinged. But it was only when I heard what the British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, had to say in the House of Commons on 14th March that the penny finally dropped for me and my all-encompassing theory […]

US Government Involved in ‘State-Sponsored Duping of Olympic Proportions’ — World Anti-Duping Agency

The U.S. Government has been operating a huge state-sponsored duping programme, according to a damning report by the World Anti-Duping Agency (WADA). The allegations of duping go back a number of years and, according to the report, investigations have uncovered a “deeply rooted culture of duping” going all the way to the top of the Federal Government. During a press conference the report’s author, Rick Dollar, pointed to the claims of Weapons of Mass Destruction as a pretext to go […]

Get Your Hands off our Jihadists

Here is my latest offering for the Conservative Woman website, this time on the subject of Syria. The United States and its allies suffered what is known as an Emperor’s New Clothes moment last week. After two decades of tearing up the notion of national sovereignty in their efforts to impose their will upon the world, it took a simple question from the Russian President at the United Nations General Assembly to reveal the nakedness of their utopian ideology: “Do […]

US Foreign Policy: “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting”

Imagine a kid at school. An intimidating kid he is, packing a lot of muscle, used to getting his own way, and with no scruples about bullying other kids that stand in his way. His goal is to get everyone to acknowledge his authority and leadership over them, and he’s not afraid to use any number of tactics to make this happen. Sometimes he humiliates them. Sometimes he arm-twists them. Sometimes he threatens to take their money. Sometimes he gets other […]

There Was Nothing Conservative About the War in Iraq: A Response to Paul Horgan

I have been writing pieces for the Conservative Woman website of late, which is odd you might think since I am not a woman. Still stranger things have happened. Anyway, on 18th August, they published a piece by Paul Horgan, entitled Blair was right to invade Iraq. I would like to engage with the piece, and so it might be a good idea to familiarise yourself with Mr Horgan’s perspective, which you can find here. Although Mr Horgan makes a lot of points, […]

Most Absurd Statement of 2015: UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon With his Entry

The UK Minister for Warmongering and Sounding Tough, Michael Fallon, has made it clear that bombing Syria is back on the cards. His statement to BBC Radio 4’s World at One was a masterpiece in Orwellian Newspeak, turning reality on its head on a number of occasions, and so deservedly receiving a nomination for this year’s Most Absurd Statement award. Here’s what he said: “We have always been clear that Isil has to be defeated in both Syria and Iraq. We […]

Francois Hollande, Proconsul de District Régional de la France, Gets the Hump With Caesar

So Francois Hollande, Proconsul of the Regional District of France, has just found out that his bosses in the US Government, through the NSA, have been listening in on him and his predecessors for the last few years. Somehow this seems to have come as a surprise to him, and he is reportedly very unhappy at the news, calling it “unacceptable”. He also commented that “France will not tolerate actions that threaten its security and the protection of its interests”. […]

The Tony Blair World Peace Tour Continues: Serbia 1999, Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003, Middle East 2007, Ukraine 2015

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. He may have been right at the time, but these days there is a third of course: Anything which Tony Blair supports must axiomatically be wrong. Fresh from his successes in Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East, Peacemaker Blair, who just won’t give up, was invited to Kiev by the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko and has been asked to “share his experience of public administration” […]

Most Absurd Statement of 2015: Here Comes Barack With Another Entry

I have a feeling that in this competition to find the Most Absurd Statement of 2015, Mr Barack Obama is likely to have the most entries. You’d think that this previous entry, made in his State of the Union address, would be enough: We’re upholding the principle that bigger nations can’t bully the small — by opposing Russian aggression, supporting Ukraine’s democracy, and reassuring our NATO allies. Last year, as we were doing the hard work of imposing sanctions along with our […]

Obama & Co Write Their Own Reality

One of the most important statements made in recent years is this, made by Karl Rove, George W. Bush’s Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff back in 2004: “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 […]

Stephen Harper’s Entry for Most Absurd Statement of 2015

It’s been some while since we’ve had a contender for Most Absurd Statement in 2015, but I’m happy to say the drought has been ended by none other than Stephen Harper, Canada’s Warmonger-in-Chief. Here’s what he had to say when asked about whether Russia should remain barred from the G7/G8: “Russia is more often than not trying deliberately to be a strategic rival, to deliberately counter the good things we’re trying to achieve in the world than for no other […]

Warning: Slavish Obedience to Washington Can Seriously Damage Your Nation’s Health (or How to Get Nuclear Weapons Pointed at You)

I like Poland. My wife is Polish, and I have visited the country more times than any other outside England. So I have more than just a passing interest in the country, and would love to see it enjoying a good measure of safety and security. We all know the sad history, and that Poland has seldom felt secure, having rival empires vying for its land at various times in its history. And we all know that having seen the […]

Dave Cameron Finds a use for the “New Mr Hitler”

Last year the British Prime Minister, Dave Cameron, compared the Russian President to Adolf Hitler and Russia to Nazi Germany on at least a couple of occasions. One was in November, just prior to the G20 summit, when he said: “Russian action in Ukraine is unacceptable. We have to be clear about what we are dealing with. It is a large state bullying a smaller state in Europe. We have seen the consequences of that in the past and we should […]

Nuland’s Cackle or Why We’re all Neocons Now

I was recently involved in a discussion thread on a blogsite where the theme was Ukraine. The author of that blogsite, a man I greatly respect had, I felt, not really grasped the nature of the U.S.-backed putsch in February last year, arguing that the somewhat incoherent policy of the U.S. Government in the aftermath of the events of February 2014 made it highly doubtful that they had orchestrated events. My response to that claim is threefold: 1. The taped […]

Barack Obama & the BBC Unite to Burst Their Own Propaganda Bubble

A few weeks ago, President Obama made the following comment in an interview with CNN: “And since Mr. Putin made this decision around Crimea and Ukraine — not because of some grand strategy, but essentially because he was caught off-balance by the protests in the Maidan and [Ukraine’s then-President Viktor] Yanukovych then fleeing after we had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.” There are two significant parts to this comment. The first is the bit about brokering a deal, and the question that some have asked is “which deal?” There […]

NATO Knew the Risks of Creating Chaos in Libya. But They Went and Bombed it Anyway

I wrote back here about the murder of 21 Egyptian Christians, and asked the question of whether these people would have died had NATO not intervened in Libya to help the rebels topple Gaddafi. One of my central points was that since NATO leaders claimed credit for toppling Gaddafi, and told us that this heralded the dawn of a new era for Libya, they cannot then reasonably duck out of responsibility for the actual chaos that followed. The words Cake, […]

And the Animals Looked from Communist to Capitalist, and From Capitalist to Communist…But it Was Impossible to Say Which was Which

Anyone seeking to understand World events a bit better, and how it is that the Western allies are constantly seeking to foment regime change in countries throughout the world ought to read this article, written by John Laughland nearly a decade ago. I came across it today, and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t see it years ago. It really is a big eye-opener and enormously helpful in explaining some of the more bizarre aspects of Western foreign policy. Here […]

Boris Nemtsov and Western Myopia

The murder of the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov still hasn’t been solved. At least not by those who have been charged with solving it, that is the Moscow authorities. Of course we in the West do not suffer from the same problems that the investigators might have: uncovering the murder weapon, establishing possible motives, finding out why the 23-year-old Ukrainian “model and actress” that was walking with Mr Nemtsov was left alive. We already know who did it. Russian opposition politician + murder outside the Kremlin = Vlad […]

Brief Thoughts on the Killing of Boris Nemtsov

It is of course too early to make much sense of the killing of the Russian opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov. This hasn’t of course stopped the insinuations of who was behind this flying around the Internet and media. A quick Google of the name Boris Nemtsov reveals pretty much uniform headlines across the mainstream media, with the words “Putin Critic” featuring heavily. But he was a Putin critic, you might say. Yes, but this term is clearly far more loaded than “Russian […]

The US Colony of Estonia Gives us a Lesson in Geopolitics

Here is something I wrote back in December in the wake of the Estonian Prime Minister’s pathetic reaction to the revelations of CIA torture: “I really, really loathed the USSR and all that it stood for. So too did the majority of Estonians. But unfortunately, it seems their black hats/white hats approach has blinded them and they are now heading back to the role of vassal nation of another increasingly repressive regime. And as they do so, their commitment to liberties and freedom of […]

David Cameron: Passionately Committed to the War Process

I am staggered. Less than two weeks after the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia sat down for nearly 17 hours to thrash out a peace plan, which at the time of writing they claim is still holding, the warmonger Cameron announces this: “UK commits troops and non-lethal aid to Ukraine” Can anyone still be in any doubt of Mr Cameron’s and the UK government’s passionate commitment to the War Process? I beg someone to pack this ignorant poseur […]

Ron Paul: Interventionism Kills

The former US presidential candidate, Ron Paul, has just written a great little summary of why Ukraine has descended into civil war, death and chaos. He is absolutely clear about where the responsibility lies. Unlike those who now dominate politics and political discourse in America, Dr. Paul really does understand the wisdom of the founding fathers of the US when they warned against becoming involved in foreign entanglements. Today, those in power not only fail to heed the warning to stay away […]

Why Michael Fallon Scares Me More Than Vladimir Putin

I have to admit that I am immune to all the scare stories that we have been hit with over the last year telling us that Vladimir Putin is the new Hitler, that he wants to resurrect the Soviet Union and that he is the biggest threat to world peace, Ebola or ISIS notwithstanding. I am immune for two main reasons: The first is that all those putting about the scare stories, whilst posing as the righteous policeman of the world, are the […]

Would 21 Egyptian Christians Have Been Murdered If We Hadn’t Helped Topple Gaddafi?

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was an evil man. He ruled the country of Libya with an iron fist, torturing and murdering his political opponents. There is almost nothing good that one can say about the man or his rule, save for one thing: It was better to be living in Libya under the rule of Gaddafi than in the post-Gaddafi hellhole that has emerged since NATO decided he must go. One of the greatest ironies of some of the iron-fist tyrants — Gaddafi, […]

Do Americans Know Who Those “Pro-US Troops” Are that their President is Considering Arming?

Someone once said that the truth is like a cork being held under water; you can keep trying to push it down but eventually your arm will get tired and it will come to the surface. Over the past few weeks, this has been happening fairly frequently, and from the mouths of those who would probably rather they hadn’t let on. Firstly, we had Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of Ukraine’s General Military Staff, who admitted that the Ukraine army is “not engaged […]

Obama the Reckless

Robert Parry, the journalist that broke the Iran contra scandal back in the 80s, has been magnificent in his determination over the past year to expose the true story behind what has happened in Ukraine. I strongly recommend his latest piece, in which he gives a great summary of the real story behind all these events, and shows just how reckless Barack O’Bomber has been, to the point that unlike any of his predecessors, he seems to be prepared to […]

Obama Admits: I did it. It was me! Well Almost!

In a rare moment of candour, President Barack O’Bomber yesterday said the following in an interview with CNN: “And since Mr. Putin made this decision around Crimea and Ukraine — not because of some grand strategy, but essentially because he was caught off-balance by the protests in the Maidan and [Ukraine’s then-President Viktor] Yanukovych then fleeing after we had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.” Well, well, well. Of course this doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been seriously following the conflict. The arch neocon, […]

Frau Merkel and the Dream of Mitteleuropa

I wrote back here about how Germany has clearly become the dominant power in Europe over the past few years — particularly since the financial crisis in 2008, so much so that it is now clear that the centre of the EU is not now in its official centre — Brussels — but rather in Berlin. Controversial I’m sure, but I then went on to suggest that what has emerged is nothing less than a German Empire in the making. I […]

Estonia: Back in the USSR?

I had assumed that Estonia’s increasingly vitriolic stance towards Russia was something to do with its history in the USSR, where liberties and freedom of speech were crushed, and that they were taking a moral stance against repression. That would be understandable. But alas no. A few days ago the Prime Minister of that country, Taavi Rõivas, reacted to news of the CIA’s torture campaign with this apathetic and lickspittle response: “We don’t need to be telling the U.S. what to do and what […]

Was This a Declaration of War?

Anyone who has read this blog over the past few months will have been struck by the amount of articles on the Ukraine crisis. Sure, I have written about other issues as well, but Ukraine has featured heavily. Why is this? The reason is that from the outset of that whole crisis, it has been clear to me that this is not really about Ukraine at all. The poor unfortunate dupes in that country who believe that the West is […]

Did He Really Say That? Yessir, He Really Did

Okay so three guesses which world leader recently said this: “We’re also very firm on the need to uphold core international principles, and one of those principles is you don’t invade other countries or finance proxies and support them in ways that break up a country that has mechanisms for democratic elections.” I can see what you’re thinking. It surely must have been someone who takes international principles very seriously, right? It must have been someone who takes the issue […]

My Enemy’s Enemy is my Friend’s Enemy’s Enemy’s Friend — or US Foreign Policy in a Nutshell

Anyone trying to make sense of what is going on in the Middle East at the moment is going to have their work cut out. Trying to decipher the meaning of it is a bit like peeling an onion — in order to find out the central issues, you are going to have to keep on peeling away past the outside layers until you get to the heart of the matter. On the surface of it all, it appears to […]

As Far as East is From West

Because some people believe much of what they read in the mainstream media, and because the mainstream media portray Vladimir Putin as a crazy insane madman who wants to revive the Soviet Union, build Gulags and probably destroy the world, there are many people out there who think Vladimir Putin is a crazy insane madman who wants to revive the Soviet Union, build Gulags and probably destroy the world. Meanwhile in the West, our leaders are portrayed as calm and rational […]

A Couple of Helpful Articles on the Defining Crisis of the 21st Century

I seem to be writing about Ukraine all the time. I promise I will write about some other issues shortly. However, my reason for doing so is that I believe this crisis to be the defining crisis of the 21st Century so far. It is something that has been brewing at least as far back as 1991, and in many ways all the way back to Otto von Bismarck in the 19th Century. It is also something that may well define the shape […]

Invasion, Incursion or Invention?

The Western-backed Kiev government found themselves facing a big problem last week. After weeks of telling the Western mainstream media that they were winning their so-called “war on terror”, it became obvious last week that actually they were losing, and losing rather badly. Until a couple of weeks ago, the Eastern militia were fighting what was essentially a defensive war against the Kiev regime, who have been raining down heavy artillery on civilian areas of the East, in what looks suspiciously like an attempt at ethnic cleansing the East of […]