Today there is a real fear that a journalist and publisher is about to be extradited from an ostensibly democratic country to face a sealed grand jury indictment, the charges of which may include espionage which can carry a sentence of life imprisonment or even capital punishment.
Author: Mike Raddie
This is Trump’s Balfour moment; one country giving to a second land that belongs to a third.
BSN co-editor Mike Raddie discusses funding of the White Helmets and how British citizens could be on the wrong side of anti terrorism legislation by paying taxes which the UK government is providing to this terrorist group in Syria.
Greatly concerned about these accusations and desperate to rehabilitate ourselves in the eyes of this responsible citizen – and also hopefully mitigate any punishment by OFCOM, a body we both fear and respect – Mike Raddie responded with the urgency such an indictment deserves; almost immediately, in fact, after he’d made himself a nice curry, drank a few glasses of wine, and finished re-watching the last three episodes of Breaking Bad.
Following the recent cruise missile strikes on Syria by USA, UK and France RT discusses fallout especially now OPCW investigation has begun.
BSNews was invited for supper by Tom Duggan and his family in Damascus. Mike and Tom setup cameras for an informal chat on the balcony.
USA, France and UK paid a collective cost of around $1.4 billion to fire their cruise missiles. It cost Syria about $1.4 million in air defence technology to defend itself against the attack. Call me a cynic but this looks awfully like a massive western money laundering operation to benefit Raytheon, Boeing and other corporate interests in the military industrial complex.
We don’t normally do movie reviews here at BSNews. In fact, we usually concentrate exclusively on geo-politics and foreign policy, steer clear of sports and let others cover gossip and popular culture. My co-ed occasionally reveals her anthropological fascination and ultimate exasperation with the insidious twins of celebrity culture and the advertising industry but for me, I avoid them both like the plague, I never watch TV and I wouldn’t know a Kardashian if one punched me in the face.
“In calm retrospect we can appreciate better the disastrous effects of the poison of
falsehood, whether officially, semiofficially, or privately manufactured. It has been
rightly said that the injection of the poison of hatred into men’s minds by means of
falsehood is a greater evil in wartime than the actual loss of life. The defilement of the
human soul is worse than the destruction of the human body. A fuller realization of
this is essential.”
This documentary (by Sinan Saeed and Tom Duggan) explores the education system within Syria, the massive school building project beginning in the 1970’s culminating in over 20,000 new schools as well as the well attended free university system throughout the country.
What kind of psychopaths deliberately target children? How is it possible that our politicians and journalists still refer to these terrorists as ‘moderate rebels’? What is moderate about cold blooded murder of innocents?
On 30th October 2017 BSNews eds had the honour of interviewing the legend that is writer, historian and activist, Dean Henderson, who hooked up with us direct from deepest Missouri.