On this day…in 2005

On the morning of July 7, 2005, bombs are detonated in three crowded London Underground stations and one bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour. The synchronized suicide bombings, which were thought to be the work of al-Qaida, killed 56 people including the bombers and injured another 700. It was the largest attack … [Read the full story]

Predictions for 2017

I have my predictions for 2017 – some are obvious, but in todays political climate I suppose we aren’t going to be surprised at anything anymore. Hopefully the war in Syria will end in 2017 – I think it will. The USA, Russia and Iran will work together to try and bring peace to Syria. Trump … [Read the full story]

Are we de-humanised by the horrors of the world?

A programme I watched on television reported hundreds of birds and fish dropping down dead for no apparent reason. They posed the question is this the beginning of the apocalypse? I was amazed at the question – are they being serious? 79000 people missing in Columbia, thousands missing in Argentina, millions missing, displaced, killed and … [Read the full story]

Sodom and Gomorrah

I’m getting older , but I still remember times past…a time of monsters. Dictators like Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Colonel Gadalfi, Idi Amin and Adolf Hitler – suicide, stroke, hanged, hanged, and died in bed…only one was tried and convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity. It reminded me of how lax we are to … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1941

On this day in 1941, Adolf Hitler sends two bombers to Iraq to support Rashid Ali al-Gailani in his revolt against Britain, which is trying to enforce a previously agreed upon Anglo-Iraqi alliance. At the start of the war, Iraqi Prime Minister General Nuri as-Said severed ties with Germany and signed a cooperation pact with … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s news round-up

Another difficult week. In the news – earthquakes, buildings collapse and shootings in the USA…rapes in India, Bali, and closer to home. A terrorist attack in the USA and terrorist threats in Canada…injured dead and dying all around the world. In Syria the war goes on, and standing idle are the UN and USA. Most … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU

Have I lost my mind? A serious rape on a bus in India has been followed by another multiple rape in India. How, after so much publicity and anger directed at those people who carry out attacks on females in this poverty stricken country, could it happen again? Never mind trials and punishment…these individuals should … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Christmas is over and now we look to New Year’s Eve and the start of a new year. I hope your festivities went well and you received the gifts you expected. Unfortunately peace on earth was one gift we all lost out on. Gun control laws are still not going to happen as soon as … [Read the full story]

Can history repeat itself?

It is exactly eleven years ago when the twin towers in New York were subjected to a dreadful terrorist attack and 9/11 will always be remembered as the day the world mourned the wickedness in man. It will also be remembered as a day the world changed its apathy to terrorists in many countries. Northern … [Read the full story]

Why so many disasters…did we anger the Gods?

It seems today we have more and more terrible disasters occurring every day. Yes, TV live coverage shows us more of life and death today than ever before and history in the past was recalled usually by story-telling or eye witness accounts. Either could be open to questions of accuracy. But given modern technology, don’t … [Read the full story]

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