Brian Cloughley

British and Australian armies’ veteran, former deputy head of the UN military mission in Kashmir and Australian defense attaché in Pakistan

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July 16, 2019
Britain Bows the Knee to Trump and Plunges From Soap Opera to Dope Opera

Boris Johnson, by his refusal to support Sir Kim Darroch, has shown that he is unfit to hold any government position. But he is going to be prime minister of the United Kingdom because his electorate are 160,000 Conservative Party members who support Johnson as their sort of man: a disloyal “distracted, agenda-free buffoon.”

July 9, 2019
The Taliban Have Won in Afghanistan

When the US military establishment knows that things are going downhill, they do their best to keep citizens in the dark. They refuse to admit that the situation in Afghanistan is out of control of the US and the Afghan government in Kabul.

July 2, 2019
Britain Is Stumbling to Disaster and Boris Johnson Will Accelerate Its Fall

The government would be better advised to concentrate on getting the country back on its tracks rather than indulging in the fantasy that, as Johnson wildly claims, exiting the European Union will mean that Britain can “have our cake and eat it”. Disaster is not far off.

June 26, 2019
Trump’s Foreign Policy: Choosing Enemies Very Selectively

Trump’s Washington intends to destroy Cuba in order to save it from lack of democracy, while energetically supporting Saudi Arabia (and many others) in spite of their total lack of democracy.

June 19, 2019
Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Are Sadistic and Spiteful

Trump’s international belligerence is fuelled by the psychotic, lily-livered Bolton, who is encouraging him to go to war on Iran while intensifying savage sanctions on Cuba. There is no end in sight to Trump’s campaigns of sadism and spite.

June 11, 2019
Belt and Road Harmony – and Hostility

Although the Belt and Road Initiative brings opportunities to all countries, it will continue to be aggressively opposed by the US. There is harmony among BRI nations, but implacable hostility from Washington.

June 4, 2019
Britain Is out of Control

Johnson and Gove are Britain’s main contenders to become Britain’s prime minister. One is a lying libertine, a lecherous adulterer who sneers at coloured people; and the other is a cheap trickster who has all the charm, attraction and talent of a sock full of wet spaghetti.

May 28, 2019
Britain, Human Rights, The Chagos Islands and Crimea

The politicians and mandarins in London consider the Chagos Islanders to be inconsequential pawns and will never allow them to have a vote about their future, as took place in Crimea. So much for Britain’s new-found desire to “defend human rights across the globe.”

May 22, 2019
Black Sea Confrontation by US-NATO

It appears that the Deep State in Washington considers it essential to deploy bombers and ships all over the world, in regions that have nothing whatever to do with it, in order to establish or maintain US military domination.

May 14, 2019
Washington Heats Up Its Cold War in the Arctic

Washington’s policy of truculence in the Arctic has resulted in alienation of badly-needed allies and the firming of resolve by Russia and China to continue development of the Northern Sea shipping route.