First Crusade – Part 2 – A Christian Folly?

The Crusades were a sustained campaign over many years, by (pseudo-) Christian Europe, in which attempts were made to regain control of the Holy Lands for the benefit of the Church of Rome. These armed endeavours met with mixed results, but ultimately failed. The conflicts did, however, sow the seeds of both distrust and resentment […]

Muslim Brotherhood – Who Are They And What Power Do They Hold?

With the recent death in Egypt of Mohamed Morsi, former President of that nation, the organisation known as The Muslin Brotherhood has been in the news. Morsi was a leader of the Brotherhood before being toppled in a US-backed military coup on 3rd, July, 2013. Morsi had remained in prison ever since and there are […]

First Crusade – Part 1 – A Christian Folly?

Soldiers from western nations rushing to the Middle East to fight Muslims. Death, destruction and suffering on a vast scale, especially for those who live there regardless of whether or not they’re combatants or civilians. New military technologies employed to further imperial ambitions. Greed and supremacist beliefs driving the carnage. This is what took place […]

Has Trump painted himself into Israel’s corner over war with Iran?

Is America preparing to go to war with Iran? This is the question dominating discussions around dinner tables as well as boardrooms. Confined not only to the Middle East, where heightened concerns about the fall-out for the volatile region’s future forms part of the focus of debates, this is also a major issue around the… via […]

Is Trump’s Golan move another Balfour Declaration? —

Here’s an interesting and informative article from Middle East Monitor on the current crisis surrounding the Golan Heights. Is Trump trying to create a precedent for furthering the US policy of Manifest Destiny, or is he just a clueless idiot? The Balfour Declaration was issued in 1917 by the then British Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour, […]

Islam – An Introduction

Islam is a religion that is much in the news of late. It is a faith that dates back to the early 7th century and is based upon the teachings of the prophet, Muhammad, who lived from circa 570 – 8th June 632. The Prophet was from the Arabian peninsula, having been born in Mecca. […]

The Empire Files – Trump’s Syria Deception

The conflict in Syria has been a long and bloody affair. At first glance, it appears to be drawing to a close, but is it? As ISIS have been effectively defeated, and the mopping up of the ragged remains of their army continues, various players are moving to further their own agendas in the beleaguered […]