They’ve Never Jihad It So Good!

By Max Musson: In an interview for BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend, Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner and head of specialist operations, warned that Britain would feel the long-term consequences of the current Syrian conflict that is now spilling over into Iraq, stating: “I’m afraid I believe that we will be living with the consequences of Syria – from a terrorist point of view, let alone the world, geopolitical consequences –…

The Storm Clouds Gather

By Max Musson: Until just a few years ago, the government of Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, was widely regarded by Western governments as progressive and modernizing and it is therefore curious that a coalition of Western powers including Britain, are now plotting military intervention aimed at bringing down that regime. Assad came to power in July 2000, following the death of his father, Hafez Al-Assad, who had ruled the country over the previous thirty…