Monthly Archives: July 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 meet Iran Air Flight 655

The likely destruction on Flight MH17 by military surface to air missiles has several precedents including one in 1988, when a US navy cruiser accidentally shot down an Iranian airliner carrying 290 people, killing all of them. As western pressure goes on Russia to establish the extent of its liability for the recent tragedy the […]

Israel, Gaza and collective punishment

The inane and futile Palestinian/Israeli conflict is once more being played out in Gaza. Vox.com presents a very revealing graph of the disturbing asymmetry between Israeli and Palestinian casualties since 2000. Israeli response to Palestinian rockets or suicide bombers has been grossly disproportionate and there seems as little will on the Israeli side as the […]