With startling parallels with the June 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the event that ultimately triggered the First World War, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, has been gunned down in Ankara.
Where are our high ideals now? Where is this wonderful Geneva Convention and where is the European Convention on Human Rights? Let me tell you where they are. This European Union has wiped its arse with them and flushed them down the same toilets it has flushed the washed up children of Syria.
After two decades of continuing demilitarisation, the past half-decade has seen both Russia and the United States dramatically increase their defence budgets as their relations with one another have deteriorated.
Last Wednesday my thoughts were with young lads a hundred years ago lying face down in the mud in Flanders. Now last Wednesday’s news is a little baby boy lying face down in the surf in Turkey.
Follow @UrFhasaidh Yesterday marked the centenary of ‘the first holocaust,’ the arrest in Constantinople of Armenian academics and political leaders that led to the eventual deportation, and systematic murder of over one million Christian Armenians by the Ottoman Turks. During the 1915 Turkish-Russian war the Armenians, who were already suffering state persecution as a religious … Continue reading Holocaust Denial: Israel and US deny Armenian Genocide