World watch

Wednesday GMT


There’s a lot of things happening of interest around the world, from the Brexit split between the United Kingdom and the European Union to Donald Trump’s young presidency in the United States, from the civil war in Syria and the associated surrounding Middle East mess, to growing tensions around North Korea and China.


  1. Gezza

     /  May 11, 2017

    “Trump to send arms to Kurdish YPG in Syria:
    US president approves direct weapons shipments to Syrian Kurdish fighters battling ISIL despite Turkish warnings.”

    Defence Secretary Mattis sounding a bit lost about about strategy, & Sean Spicer indicating possibility of US troops being sent all over de whol damn worl’ wherever the “National Security” of America or of its friends and allies are ‘threatened’*, in the embedded video. These chaps are a bit of worry. Hope they know what they’re doing. Muslims. It’s not tiddlywinks. 😬

    The Recep is meeting The Donald next week. No doubt we’ll be hearing what a *great friend* of Donald’s he is afterwards. Tricky business. Dealing with the Turks & the Kurds.

    Update: Dareen Abughaida on Aljaz tv just featured a video clip of a Turkish Government spokesman telling reporters this decision by Trump to arm the Kurds is “unacceptable” & President Erdogan will be telling President Trump that when he meets him next week.
    12.05 am

  2. Gezza

     /  May 11, 2017

  3. Gezza

     /  May 11, 2017

    Aljaz tv: Germany – The Angela – rules out sending more forces to Afghanistan to bolster NATO’s forces there.