Author: John Wight

American helicopters protect infantry battalions crossing rice fields 17 August 1967 in an unlocated place during the Vietnam war © / AFP

Aleppo the worst humanitarian disaster since WWII? Not so fast, Mr. Kerry

It is worth remembering also that the presence of Russian military forces in Syria is in full accordance with international law – as per Chapter VII, Article 51 of the UN Charter. Unlike the US, UK, and other international actors in the conflict, Russia joined the conflict at the request of the country’s legitimate government. Furthermore, it is a government that enjoys the support of a people who well understand the difference between reform and ruin.

Ken Livingstone speaks to reporters as he leaves Milbank Studios on April 28 (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Zionism Should be on Trial, Not Ken Livingstone

What is Zionism? This is the question that millions of people across the United Kingdom will undoubtedly have been asking themselves over recent days in light of the political crisis and media firestorm that’s been whipped up over allegations that the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party has a problem with antisemitism. It is a crisis that has seen Labour MP Naz Shah suspended by the party, along with former mayor of London and Labour Party veteran Ken Livingstone – the former over Facebook comments that came to light, the latter over comments made in an interview he gave defending Shah during which he brought up the existence of the Haavara Agreement between the Nazis and Zionists in Germany to arrange the transfer of Jews from Germany to Palestine.

They Never Walked Alone

They Never Walked Alone

Intro by BSNews: Let us not forget that the corruption displayed by South Yorkshire Police in lying about the events at Hillsborough is not isolated degeneracy: In 2010 The Metropolitan Police immediately fed lies to the media when Ian Tomlinson died in the street after being forcefully pushed over by one of their officers. News sources were quickly told that […]

If the West was truly interested in fighting ISIS, it can find only one ally in the region – the Syrian Arab Army, the most battle-hardened military force in the world - that has fought ISIS and its affiliates fiercely since 2011, and its predecessors for decades.

Syria: The Final Act Begins

In Ankara and Riyadh a decent night’s sleep must be hard to come by  nowadays, what with the prospects of the Sunni state they’d envisaged being established across a huge swathe of Syria slipping away in the face of an offensive by Syrian government forces that is sweeping all before it north of Aleppo, threatening to completely sever supply lines […]

Hell Comes to Paris

Hell Comes to Paris

Years spent depicting head chopping fanatics as rebels, moderates, and revolutionaries in an effort to effect the toppling of another secular government in the Middle East. Years spent cultivating Saudi Arabia as an ally against extremism and fanaticism rather than treating it as a country where extremism and fanaticism resides. Years spent treating the Assad government, Iran, and Russia as […]

The 1984-85 miners strike was the most divisive confrontation of Mrs Thatcher's 11 years in power

Seumas Milne and His Swivel-Eyed Detractors

What we have seen take place is nothing less than a feral and unhinged scream from the swamp of reaction that resides in our culture, where every crank with a computer resides, consumed with bitterness and untreated angst, much of it in the form of self loathing over their own inadequacies and lack of talent – not to mention in some cases a jump from the extreme left to extreme right of the political spectrum, with all the psychological dysfunction such a metamorphosis describes.