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by John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with The lifespan of gorillas in captivity is usually over fifty years, while in the wild the average  beast can expect to reach 40, depending on his diet and his success at evading hunters.  Gorillas are omnivores, but by preference they are vegetarians. They don’t eat bananas; they will eat meat if […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with The Hamas offensive of October 7 caught the Israel Defence Forces asleep at their posts. This  weekend’s drone strike against Tower-22, a US troop base in northeastern Jordan, caught the US Army troops asleep. The response, according to President Joseph Biden’s statement, is that “we will hold all those responsible to […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with For the time being, there are no official photographs of the meeting in Moscow on Thursday evening at the Russian Foreign Ministry between Mikhail Bogdanov, the deputy foreign minister and chief Russian negotiator in the Middle East and Africa, and  Mohammed (Mukhameddov) Abdelsalam leading a  delegation of the Ansarallah government of […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with When your enemy dupes you into compounding your mistakes, without achieving your military objectives, he is leading you into an escalation of force which will defeat you, sooner or later. Later is more costly, defeat more ruinous, so the Arab-Iranian alliance against Israel and the US is waging the long war […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with Not since Moses held out his hand and got the Israelites’ god to blow an easterly wind to part the Red Sea, has there been such a prodigious feat on that stretch of water. In the hours following the US and UK bombing and missile attacks on Yemen on Friday morning, […]

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by John Helmer, Moscow   @bears_with In a country which is collaborating in genocide, an ancient story of God-ordained slaughter, heroic soldiers, and pitiless blood lust is bound to be required reading in schools and universities, quoted by politicians, even churchmen, and celebrated as one of the greatest epics ever told. Robin Lane Fox, an ancient Greek […]