Entries by Dan Ehrlich from 02/2012

Afghan Pullout: More Pragmatic Hypocrisy in a Wrong War

| Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

From an American, and even a Euro perspective, Afghanistan could be another example of the pick and choose hypocrisy the West plays at when dealing with armed conflicts. It comes down to what's their worth to NATO? Afghanistan is no longer worth it. Of course, if the Iraqi oil fields were there?

Israel Bombing Iran May Be Too Big a Gamble for Netanyahu

| Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Forget the Arab Spring, we now seem to be in a serious winter of discontent with Israel warning of possible Iranian attacks on Jewish facilities worldwide. This comes as speculation continues to mount that Israel will go it alone in attacking Iran's nuclear plants. However, such speculation has been surfacing for five years.

Does BAFTA Sweep Signal a Silent Film Revival? Don't Count on It

| Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

It seems the UK film industry, despite good box office takings, is still in such bad shape it's apparently pushing for a revival of silent movies as a way of minimizing costs.

Bribery Scandal: Will the Sun be Next to Sink?

| Posted 02.27.2012 | UK

It appears the phone hacking scandal occupying the UK's news pages for the past few months may have been merely the preliminary act. The main event could well be the graft and corruption probe that now seems to be linking the Sun newspaper to numbers of Metropolitan Police officers and other public officials.