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Burning Blogger - 2017-04-23 - Original post - cached version

Theresa May’s sudden call for a General Election – to be held on June 8th – caught many by surprise. Having previously said on multiple occasions that she didn’t intend to hold another election, she suddenly changed her mind. The question is why. Some have quickly suggested that, aside from...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-21 - Original post - cached version

After the St Petersburg attack a few weeks ago, I specifically predicted there would be a staged terror attack in France just prior to the presidential elections. Here’s what I wrote at the time. ‘I want to go on record as predicting there may be a staged terror attack somewhere in France...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-20 - Original post - cached version

It is difficult to think of a ‘Muslim’ society as progressive, modernist and liberal as Turkey has traditionally been, particularly as it is also a democracy. This makes Turkey a relatively unique society in the world and a positive example of how moderate Sunni Islam and modern democratic and...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-16 - Original post - cached version

I was watching some of the BBC news reports from North Korea’s military parade during the ‘Day of the Sun’ celebrations. It was a rare occasion in which select foreign reporters were allowed – under very close supervision (and minus their phones) – into the North Korean capital. The celebrations...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-13 - Original post - cached version

I came across this old footage of Syria’s First Lady, Asma al-Assad, and found the content of her talk here striking: and also somewhat poignant, given when it was made and what has happened since. Given the current situation and escalating tensions, I thought this was well worth sharing. In...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-12 - Original post - cached version

Our friend, El-Machete Illustrated, forwarded his latest cartoon to post. Here it is. He’s calling it ‘Illusions of Syria’. It seems to capture the mood pretty adeptly.    

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-11 - Original post - cached version

Pearl Jam’s induction into the Hall of Fame could probably have been regarded as inevitable: I’m glad to see it though. 2017 was the first year they were eligible, according to the HoF rules. In a year that saw the legendary Joan Baez also inducted, along with the late rapper Tupac Shakur among...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-08 - Original post - cached version

Unsurprisingly, more or less every image of the sarin attack victims being circulated in international media seems to have involved the infamous White Helmets or bears their logo. However many Nobel Peace Prizes they might get nominated for or however many Oscars they win, the White Helmets (...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-08 - Original post - cached version

I’m so bored of trying to talk about terror attacks in Europe, and also so unable to keep up with the rate at which these things are occurring, that I don’t have time to look into yesterday’s lorry attack in Stockholm, Sweden, in any great detail. I have written and posted repeatedly and at...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-08 - Original post - cached version

The entirety of international corporate media seems to have completely forgotten – or deliberately omitted – the fact that the Syrian government had officially completed the removal of its last remaining chemical weapons stockpile as of June 23rd 2014. This was apparently confirmed by the United...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-06 - Original post - cached version

And so we’re dragged back to the Ken Livingstone ‘Anti Semitism’ scandal and the torches and pitchforks are back out. Livingstone, who has been described as “the only truly successful left-wing British politician of modern times”, may have made a comment that was offensive to some: but it was...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-06 - Original post - cached version

Aaaaaannd… here we are again. Hope you enjoyed the brief break from the Neo-Con/regime-change program: but we’re back to the regularly scheduled program. Chemical attack in Syria against civilians. Assad must go. A line has been crossed. Let loose the dogs of war. Etc.  Suddenly, after all the...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-04 - Original post - cached version

Going to come out and say that the train blast in St Petersburg, Russia, is probably a (Russian) state-organised false-flag. There is a tendency across most alternative media to refrain from suggesting such things when it concerns Russia and to limit suspicion only to the US, EU or British state...

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-03 - Original post - cached version

A quick introduction to the work of Eric Garcia – a bad-ass political cartoonist who got in touch me with me a few weeks ago. Eric began creating his cartoons while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force and he decided to start making fun of the military. He has gone on from there […]

Burning Blogger - 2017-04-01 - Original post - cached version

I was asked by Dr Leon Tressell to re-post this very lengthy article he recently published at SouthFront. In it, he provides a very thorough analysis of the situation now in Syria; and of the actions and motivations of the various players and power-blocs involved in the conflict and how the...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-29 - Original post - cached version

As the days have gone on, it has seemed increasingly like the Westminster attack of 22/3 was probably a state-organised false-flag. I had thought that anyway, but had initially been a little more reticent in stating it outright. But, one week on, I want to draw a line under the subject and move...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-28 - Original post - cached version

I was asked to share these links and information: and, as they relate to the same, very important subject, I’m doing them both together. Fresh Start Foundation is an independent, Scottish not-for-profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims and survivors to seek justice and to support their...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-24 - Original post - cached version

Just to clear, again: I didn’t suggest that what happened in Westminster wasn’t a ‘terrorist’ attack involving a real psycho jihadi. Some people *are* calling it a hoax involving fake footage and crisis actors, but I specifically said in that first post that this probably was or could’ve been a...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-23 - Original post - cached version

A few more quick updates on the attack in Westminster yesterday. I apologise to any regular readers who expect the longer, more in-depth posts – but I really am pressed for time right now. So we have a bit more official information now. The suspect has been identified and is also dead. Two of...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-22 - Original post - cached version

Just want to throw a few interesting points out here, pending a more considered thought-process as more substantial information is released. As I’m pressed for time and as the information about this attack is still being updated all the time, the notes below are just a quick, provisional...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-16 - Original post - cached version

With Article 50 due to be triggered imminently, we might naturally ask ourselves again what it is that the ‘Brexit’ process is meant to lead us towards in the long-run. ‘Shock Doctrine’, Child Poverty, Ultra-Capitalism ‘On Steroids’ and the UK’s potential future as a corporate tax-haven are just...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-13 - Original post - cached version

Or an alternative title for this post could ‘Turkey Comes to the Aid of Geert Wilders’. I’m just going to come out and say it – even though I could be totally wrong about this. Does anyone else think that the ‘Turkish protests’ in the Netherlands are teeny-weeny bit suspect? I hinted at this...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-12 - Original post - cached version

With the Dutch elections just a couple of days away now, I decided it was important to reiterate – particularly to any readers in Holland – that the clown labelled “the Dutch Donald Trump” is actually a foreign agent being propped up to service a foreign agenda. I already laid out clearly – in...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-05 - Original post - cached version

This is probably the most important thing that will be posted on this site this year, so I would ask anyone here to read it all the way through and then draw your own conclusions. The underlying theme that emerges from this article – which I have been putting together since December – is one...

Burning Blogger - 2017-03-02 - Original post - cached version

A brief word in respect for Labour MP Gerald Kaufman, who passed away a few days ago. Kaufman, who served as a Member of Parliament from 1970 until his death in 2017, was the longest-serving MP in the House. It was curious that Kaufman happened to pass away at precisely the time I was putting...

Burning Blogger - 2017-02-27 - Original post - cached version

A week ago, I relayed the report, via the Times of Israel, that President Trump was seeking Stephen Feinberg – CEO of the private security firm (mercenary group), DYNCORP – to conduct an “audit” of American intelligence and security agencies. I suggested that the Israeli billionaire’s enlistment...

Burning Blogger - 2017-02-26 - Original post - cached version

It is hard to imagine that the original Star Trek series is now fifty years old. It is also difficult to think of any cultural entity, certainly not a TV show, that has achieved a comparable level of cultural penetration or longevity. So much of Star Trek – and not even the movie franchise or...

Burning Blogger - 2017-02-24 - Original post - cached version

 I recently spoke with Dr Leon Tressell, a historian of geopolitics and expert on the ‘bankster crime wave’. Instead of trying to summarise or repackage his material, I’ve decided – with his full permission – to fully reproduce the text of an article he recently published for SouthFront; it...

Burning Blogger - 2017-02-20 - Original post - cached version

A story that has appeared in a few outlets in recent days, principally the Times of Israel, may provide a clue to the real reason why Trump’s short-lived National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has been made to resign – and it has nothing to do with Russia. It is also something people should...

Burning Blogger - 2017-02-18 - Original post - cached version

If you happened to enter a hotel lobby or some other location and encountered this receptionist, would you sense anything peculiar about her? Or would she pass as normal? A humanoid robot ‘receptionist’ recently (a year ago is still ‘recently’ to me) unveiled at Nanyang Technological University...

Burning Blogger - 2017-02-15 - Original post - cached version

You couldn’t really get a better – or more tragic – illustration than this of the continuity of agenda when it comes to US foreign policy and of how it doesn’t actually matter what administration happens to be in the White House. It’s all about perspective, of course: but if you’re a child in...

Burning Blogger - 2017-02-09 - Original post - cached version

Opponents of US-led foreign interventions and wars may find themselves disappointed by the foreign policy paths the Trump-led White House ends up taking. It hasn’t taken very long at all for the ill omens to appear. For all the talk of a new, inward-looking protectionism and a backing away from...

Burning Blogger - 2017-02-03 - Original post - cached version

I was recently asked to do a new interview, this one for William Ramsay Investigates‘ You-Tube channel and the Ed Opperman Report radio network. This is the You Tube video upload on William Ramsay’s main channel. The audio/radio version should be airing on Awake radio at 22.00 tomorrow (Saturday...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-31 - Original post - cached version

Didn’t have enough time to properly, fully eulogise concerning the brilliant British film, stage and TV actor John Hurt, who passed away a few days ago after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. There would be a lot to say about Hurt, whose rich, varied career included any number of memorable or...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-30 - Original post - cached version

I have decided – due to requests from several people – to stop writing negative things about Donald Trump or the Steve Bannon administration that has just come into the White House. Even though I have serious misgivings about this new administration and its outlook (along with some more positive...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-28 - Original post - cached version

Just as quick add-on to yesterday’s post about the Cheney/Rumsfeld regime’s torture programs and their psychological role in provoking so much of the modern radicalism and terrorism coming from the Middle East, there is another angle to this subject I wanted to touch on. The interesting thing...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-27 - Original post - cached version

Torture exists. It goes on in the world. We all know that. 30 years after the UN Convention Against Torture established measures to eradicate the practice, it is in fact still going on in at least 141 countries; including countries that are signatories to the UN convention, according to Amnesty...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-21 - Original post - cached version

So Inauguration Day in Washington came across as a decidedly odd, even slightly unsettling, affair: which is perhaps the only fitting end-point for what has been a decidedly odd, even slightly unsettling, presidential race. It also seemed to affirm my fears that we’re falling deeper into a bad...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-17 - Original post - cached version

To conclude this series of posts anticipating the imminent change of residents at the White House, it is worth paying mind to the issue of foreign policy. It’s funny how quickly the Trump campaign mantra of “drain the swamp” really, properly stopped being a thing. Not that I ever thought it was...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-16 - Original post - cached version

Following on from considering the symbolic (and the actual) disparity of a millionaire/billionaire cabal with shared business interests governing – supposedly – for the well-being of ordinary and even economically disadvantaged people, we then look naturally to see what kind of people these are...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-16 - Original post - cached version

Now that the electoral college has has confirmed Trump’s presidency and his inauguration approaches, I wanted to address the shape of the incoming Trump administration, the dangers, the sensibilities. And why there is legitimate, palpable reason for concern and anxiety that isn’t anything to do...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-11 - Original post - cached version

A statement, released via the Jamahiriya News Agency on January 9th 2017 and purporting to be the ‘Founding Declaration of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Libya’, suggests the Libyan people’s fight-back against the international conspiracy and terrorist takeover is gathering momentum. As...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-09 - Original post - cached version

Augustus is without doubt one of the most fascinating figures of history; and also one of the ancient historical figures we know most about because he left such clear marks on the world: politically, religiously, even physically. He wanted everyone to know who he was, when he lived and what he...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-05 - Original post - cached version

TIME  magazine, perhaps inevitably, named its person of the year for 2016 as Donald Trump some weeks ago. Also on its list was, among others, Nigel Farage. In fairness to TIME, they were seeking to reflect the narrative and climate of the year: in which case, Trump, given what he is perceived to...

Burning Blogger - 2017-01-04 - Original post - cached version

I’ve been feeling a little weird lately, particularly over the Christmas season. A little off-balance. It was a weird sort of year. And this feeling was amplified a day or two after Christmas when Carrie Fisher died – something that was not only very sad for me, but also seemed to mess with my...

Burning Blogger - 2016-12-28 - Original post - cached version

You never forget your first love, they say. Carrie Fisher was my first crush – and my infatuation with Princess Leia as a little boy was the closest to falling in ‘love’ that a five or six year-old boy is likely to experience. Princess Leia – to my childhood eyes – was the most beautiful human...

Burning Blogger - 2016-12-26 - Original post - cached version

He walked up to the podium to address the UN General Assembly. All eyes in the chamber were on the strange, eccentric figure, whose invitation to New York had been the subject of great controversy and coverage. Staring out at all the delegations of world government, he acted out ripping up the...

Burning Blogger - 2016-12-23 - Original post - cached version

This year’s Christmas sermon was originally going to be like last year’s and focus on an element of the Nativity tradition; instead, given current events and the popular reaction to them, I decided to go with a different subject – specifically, Islam and Christianity. There is now, perhaps...

Burning Blogger - 2016-12-20 - Original post - cached version

So I’ve been digging around a bit, and I’m going to come at this from a different angle. Not going to bother pouring over footage or images and talking about the credibility of the scenes, etc, as there are others who’ll probably be doing that already. I choose to assume/believe the attack...

Burning Blogger - 2016-12-16 - Original post - cached version

It is difficult to look at the situation in Aleppo and not see it in a broader context. Not only of Syria, but of Libya, the past several years, and of the entire region. And of international affairs in general. We probably shouldn’t; we should probably view different situations entirely in...


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