Author Archives: Joseph M. Cachia

In defence of the Visegrad Group

The name of a quiet medieval town in Hungary—Visegrad—has in recent times become synonymous with the word “rebellion” in Brussels. Continue reading

For they are jolly good fellows!

‘I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.’

Did they hug and kiss?? That would have made the day! Neither did they hold hands! The pope, while looking just glum never permitted any other niceties, much less holding hands. Continue reading

Brexit unmasks EU arrogance

'The Malta experience'

That’s it! The quiet real people of Britain rose up against an arrogant, aloof and untouchable political class and contemptuous Brussels elite. Continue reading

Brexit unmasks EU arrogance

Well done, Brexit! Congratulations and thank you! Continue reading

Russia should do for Syria what it didn’t do for Libya

And surely so should China, Libya’s neighbour Malta, and most other European countries who have now realised how stupidly they have been fooled by the West. Continue reading

May Day 2016: No gods, no masters

Each year, as we join millions across the world to celebrate the victories of workers, our own Freedom Day remains still fresh in our minds. Continue reading

Drones over Malta?

The Italian government has quietly begun allowing armed American drones to fly out from its soil at the Sigonella station (a NATO and U.S. naval air-base) near Catania in Sicily, Italy for military operations against (allegedly) the Islamic State in Libya and across North Africa. This is a breakthrough for Washington, as after more than a year of negotiations, Italy backed down and surrendered. Although the American media, through a political message, is trying to minimise this abuse by calling it ‘defensive’, it is not difficult to note the falsity and hypocrisy of such pretensions, as U.S. officials are constantly pushing for drones destined for offensive operations, while reports say that the Pentagon is attempting to persuade the Italians to allow the drones to be used for offensive operations, too. ‘Al-Arabiya’, a Middle East newspaper, reported that neither Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s office nor U.S. defence officials responded to requests for comment. Continue reading

Crippled Greece broke the EU’S backbone

Following the resounding “No” from Greek voters in a referendum on austerity, which could send the country crashing out of the eurozone, European leaders were scrambling in total disarray and confusion. Continue reading

A military intervention won’t work, so starve ISIS of all resources

Speaking the uncomfortable truth is often greeted by derision rather than reason. Continue reading

Schizophrenic celebrations

Oh, how I detest these ceremonies of remembrances of glorious victories and the continued glorification of past wars and conflicts! Continue reading

Comical . . . if it weren’t so sad

Evidently, not much has changed in our foreign policy since Gonzi (former Prime Minister of Malta) took us into the Libyan war! However, rest assured that the people would judge you all when they awake! Continue reading

All onboard the EU gravy train

In a very short time, voters across the EU (that is those who decide to vote) will head to the polls to elect the new European Parliament. And obviously without any doubt, here in Malta, we are having a good serving of this whole charade, with the typical pageantry. Continue reading

May Day is for salvation

Many of us never learned in school that May Day, the most widely celebrated holiday in the world, was born in the USA in 1886. Continue reading

The US and EU spur another Syria in Ukraine

The fact that we have exposed the lies and exaggerations of the global elite—from Iraq’s illusionary weapons of mass destruction to hysterical warnings of Syria’s chemical weapons—does not count for much. The Obama administration—now an imperial presidency in serious violation of the Constitution and the will of the American people—and its partners, primarily the EU (European Union) countries, continue to push for all-out wars despite the transparent quality and facile nature of disinformation put out every few days. Continue reading

May Day 2013, workers of the world unite!

The history of May 1 as a workers’ holiday is intimately tied to the generations-long movement for the eight-hour day, to immigrant workers, to police brutality and repression of the labour movement, and to the long tradition of American anarchism. Continue reading

Mr. President, remember all the children!

By now, I am sure that you have heard about the tragic shooting of 20 small children and 7 adults by, Adam Lanza, a deranged 20 year old in Connecticut, USA. It has been the lead on all news shows and many entertainment shows since it happened. Continue reading

Libya’s oil is the prize and Qaddafi’s ouster is the means of getting it

I’m getting really sick and tired of the biased news reports on the current situation in Libya. Of course, you will see a lot of media opera¬tives persuading you to think this is a good and justif¬ied war aimed at helping Libyans, but the facts and ev¬ents just don’t add up to that. Continue reading