BBC Radio Five Live woke me this morning with news that “heat issues” in New York City had forced the retirement of five male competitors in the US Open. The chaps considered conditions were “dangerous”, with the on-court temperature at 38ºC, and 50% humidity. Tournament organizers implemented an extreme heat policy in men’s matches for the first time. I wonder what conditions will be like next year.
CNN comes in for much criticism and ridicule for the propaganda it serves up in its “News” broadcasts, but this afternoon I happened upon a report by Clarissa Ward from the most rapidly warming part of the world – the Arctic – and I can’t find a single degree of fault with it.
A warning of a different kind has been put out by the Russian military – of a possible chemical weapon attack on civilians in Idlib province. “Rebel” shipments of chlorine have been tracked to the small town of Jisr al-Shughur (inset) and on to a village nearby. Waiting there for their fifteen minutes of dubious fame are Assad-hating Syrians who will play dead for White Helmeted videographers. Their performance will be all over social media in no time. The Syrian government will be blamed for killing its own citizens and the Axis of Evil, all too predictably, will launch Tomahawk missiles into Damascus. Time to be ashamed of being British again.
The Russian Federation did not respond to the April false flag attack in Douma. But very soon the Eastern Mediterranean will be hosting fleets of armed-to-the-teeth vessels from both sides. What could possibly go wrong?
I’m not sure my countrymen and women are concerned that they are not being informed about another upcoming conflict sparked by lies. They are just happy that Strictly Come Dancing and The Great British Bake Off are back on their TV screens. Christmas can’t be far away.