With the Iranian ballistic missile attack, America’s Millennium Challenge 2002 experience stops being virtual

After the Iranians did what they weren’t supposed to do (otherwise, there would have been a full-blown war!), the internet is awash with damage limitation on behalf of the military that is all mouth and trousers, and the administration whose braggadocio in respect of its supposed brilliance is consequently exposed to scorn and ridicule. Then, of course, More...

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By P W Laurie On Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

All is not well, as US attempt to reduce Iranian influence backfires

Very soon after Qassim Soleimani was whacked by the hoodlums who go by the name of US Government and its Military, the Iraqi parliament announced it would be sitting in an emergency session to tackle a task that More...

By P W Laurie On Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Houthis punch the Whore of Babylon on the nose: Iran must be blamed to save face, and more besides

The internet is devoid of any sensible, level-headed commentary regarding the logistics bombing operation, carried out Saturday 14th September, by the Houthis (“anti-Saudi” Yemenis, for simplicity’s sake) More...

By P W Laurie On Monday, August 12th, 2019

Of silent ships: keeping track of information that passes in the night

While it was news that caused no more than a brief stir in British corporate-media, that the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized a third ship in the Persian Gulf at the end of July allows broader More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

The MT Riah mystery, and why Johnson won’t be the help Trump was hoping for

At a time when corporate-media has been full of images of the crew of the Stena Impero, we might be excused for forgetting that Iran seized another vessel in the Hormuz Straits last week. Like the ship itself was More...

By P W Laurie On Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Iranian humiliation of British Government, and pressure to break the will for American sanctions

The timing was impeccable. At around the same general time as Iranian TV had pictures of a vessel being seized by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – an operation executed back on Sunday More...

By P W Laurie On Friday, July 12th, 2019

Britannia waives the rules: oil tanker theatre for preserving ongoing effort to restrict Iranian infrastructure

How people would have today’s propaganda served to them with control grid technology of the 1940s: “Britannia rules the waves” shouts the movie-theatre newsreel voiceover actor, “our boys (and girls [in More...

By P W Laurie On Friday, July 5th, 2019

The case of the errant missile that set fire to an entire hillside in Cyprus

As far as the consensus goes, overnight into the first day of July, the Israelis launched an attack with standoff air-to-ground missiles into areas in the west of Syria – that is to say, rather, there were More...

By P W Laurie On Friday, June 21st, 2019

Iran calls Trump’s bluff – Trump (with his many helpers) keeps on a-bluffin’ – plus, the readiness crisis goes terminal?

Vali Nasr is a Professor at Johns Hopkins University, a senior fellow in foreign policy at Brookings Institution, life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and sometime advisor to the Obama State Department, More...

By P W Laurie On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

The American military’s “readiness crisis”: why war won’t be waged on Iran

How serendipitous it is that, at this time when a lot of angst about a looming US attack on Iran (and the impending World War which is the usual imagined inevitable development from such a thing), a leaked Organisation More...