The bride wears crimson

[Set somewhere in Syria…] With a smile he welcomes her In a solitary heartbeat he bids us farewell As his eyes close Wrapped in his erubescent mantle He anticipates her touch Sleek and slender are her hands Soft and cool to the touch Inescapable is their grasp No music serenades this nuptial And the recessional…

Tony Blair’s speech on the war against Islam(ism).

  A short comment on Blair’s speech last week at Bloomberg’s London office. The full text of the speech can be viewed here: http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/04/full-text-tony-blairs-speech-on-why-the-middle-east-matters/ He was absolutely correct to assert that the defining conflict of this century will be between the West (specifically the Western governments) and the protagonists of “political Islam”. The advocates of…