Charles Lister.

Charles Lister is an expert on Middle East related politics. How do we know? Because he told us so and he's a 'senior fellow' at the Middle East Institute (whatever that means). His profile claims: 'Lister also managed nearly three years of intensive face-to-face engagement with the leaderships of over 100 Syrian armed opposition groups'. That's quite an … Continue reading Charles Lister.

Where are the White Helmets of Aleppo?

The PR department of the White Helmets has been particularly quiet recently. Having to relocate because of government advances could be the reason. Another possibility is that they have been too busy pulling survivors from damaged buildings. More realistically, is the internet connection is down in Aleppo? A recent post by Eliot Higgins on the … Continue reading Where are the White Helmets of Aleppo?

John Kerry – Showing clear signs of dementia.

I don't know who Kerry is trying to kid but anyone having a semblance of intelligence can see straight through his repetitive efforts to blame the Russians for failed peace initiatives. Perhaps his age (72) is starting to get the better of him. The Americans have been demanding Assad step down for over 5 years … Continue reading John Kerry – Showing clear signs of dementia.