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A Tom Scott cartoon on Saudi Arabia…

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Some things never seem to change.

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Israel and Saudi Arabia: the rise of rogue states

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

The West should choose it’s friends in the Middle East more carefully.

And New Zealand should have as little as possible to do with Israel and Saudi Arabia as possible. They are both rogue states.

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One minute to midnight?

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  74 Comments

At the time of this blogpost being written, the US has not initiated a military response in Syria. As at midnight of 12 April, a little blue marble called Planet Earth is still in one piece…

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Rights groups condemn ‘cowardly censorship’ bid over Al Jazeera

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

“The attack on Al Jazeera is part of an assault on free speech to subvert the impact of old and new media in the Arab world. It should be condemned and resisted.” One of many global media responses.

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Trumpwatch: Muslims, mandates, and moral courage

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  57 Comments

The Trump Administration has led humanity into uncharted waters. Looming on the dark horizon may be the inevitable;

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A – cough, cough – very unique ‘view’ of the Saudi Sheep bribe

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

…that’s right folks, NZ didn’t bribe Saudi Businessman Al-Khalaf for reneging on live sheep exports in order to gain a free trade deal, oh no, apparently Al-Khalaf was actually doing NZ a huge favour by saving our ‘sheep crisis’.

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