Mike Walsh

MIKE WALSH

Mike, based in Mediterranean Spain, is an international journalist, author and professional writer.

It was tough going for the Russian hunter as he made his way through the tundra. Suddenly, stopping in his tracks, he noticed a baleful bear staring at him. Instinctively, the stalker raised his rifle. As he was about to pull the trigger the bear called out: “Whoa, not so…
IN casual conversation it was remarked that the Euro was as secure as gold and the European Union the new 1,000 Year Reich. I was reminded of a demonstration that occurred on December 17, 1989 in Communist Romania. Thousands of unpaid coalminers stood silent. Platitudes from the Communist leadership grouped…
Friends from around the world tell me they are aghast at the docility of Europeans in response to millions of young men storming Europe. Well, it isn’t quite like that although one can hardly be blamed for them thinking we are laid-back about it all. Europeans are not sitting back…
One doesn’t need a degree in economics to predict that the West cannot prevail. Anyone with the ability to run a whelk stall knows a business collapses when badly run and parasites plunder its assets. The streetwise have already started thinking banking sector. Well spotted. There are exceptions of course…
DESPITE MSM anti-Russian rhetoric, 70 per cent of people back Russia in its war against ISIS JOURNALISTS and columnists spin news with intent to influence public opinion. That is not news, but boundaries are crossed when fiction is peddled as hard news. In early October a front page story claimed,…
WITH vast, empty lands available for cultivation, Western Europeans may choose to migrate Whimsical as it may sound, modern day Russia could offer a solution to an overpopulated and overrun Western Europe. According to the Moscow Times, there is a desperate need to populate regions that would benefit from cultivation.…
ACCORDING to Forbes Entrepreneurs, 90 per cent of business start-ups will fail. I imagine the troops at Ypres had a better chance of survival. It seems rather disheartening to write out your company’s obituary before it is born. Running a business is akin to running a gauntlet. You set your…
Squatting between Poland and Latvia is insular malevolent Lithuania. After 10 blissful days in Latvia and Estonia we were warned against visiting this Baltic State but decided to go anyway. Speak English not Russian was the advice given. Problem; the Lithuanians dislike Russians but few speak English. At the border…
WHISTLE-blowers in the Soviet Union could be assured of summary execution or a long period in the Gulag. Here in the West dissidents make good their escape, seek sanctuary in foreign embassies, or, like Chelsea Manning face 35-years in a harsh prison. Prominent critic of Western policy Saddam Hussein was…
IN 1981 country singer, Merle Haggard recorded the hit ‘Are the Good Times Really Over?’ A mournful lament, the lyrics grieved over a lost America. The Korean War was history and the scars of the Vietnam War were healing. On July 12, 1987 US President Reagan at the Berlin Wall…
UNLESS miracles occur, which I very much doubt, I fear today to write Europe’s obituary. The shameful end of Europe, overrun by non-Europeans and collapsing in economic chaos, betrayed by its leaders, has possibly reached the point of no return. This is just the start. Many Germans, brainwashed on a…
THE job of newspapers is to keep us informed. Tradition has it that they also provide space for readers’ letters and comment by columnists. Both are free spirits whose views don’t necessarily reflect editorial opinion. The system works. A trend has been for journalists, supposedly working to a code of…
MOST are familiar with Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes. Fooled by a couple of deceitful tailors, the emperor was tricked into believing their raiment so fine it appeared to be invisible. The townsfolk fell for the hoax. When their naked emperor appeared they dutifully applauded his new ‘robes’.…
As the US - NATO squares up to modern Russia, pouring servicemen and arms on to European lands, the main battlefields, (in the event of war) would undoubtedly be on European soil.   Situated on a geopolitical fault line, similar to that of 1914/1940 France and Belgium, much of Europe…
CONVENIENTLY, just six days from the anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, mainstream media, in perfect harmony, focused on sections of a ‘Russian made BUK missile system being discovered near the scene of the incident. Russia has claimed it was not involved.’ Fact: This debris was not…
DURING 2014, 170,000 Mediterranean boat people were rescued, 3,500 died. How do they know what the true figure is? Who knows how many made it to Europe without detection? This stretch of the Mediterranean was effectively policed by Gaddafi’s Libya before he was overthrown by NATO West.It is not just…
HOW is society affected when an economy collapses? I have family and friends who twice experienced calamitous economic meltdown.  Again, Ukrainians today find it near impossible to make ends meet; 40 per cent are unable to pay utility bills, yet it is predicted that prices in Ukraine will again double…
I WASN’T born when, in 1939, under pressure from the English and American war lobby, the world edged ever closer to war. However, I am well informed enough to realise that we are now experiencing action replay.Germany, and now Russia, was goaded by war lobby interests. In the first case,…
IN February I reflected on the mysterious deaths of 48 cutting edge bankers. These unfortunates had one thing in common; all were insiders in the West’s banking system. We now learn 74 NASA scientists have died in the last two years. All have been listed as accident or suicide. Only…
AS we set out for the Denia Bull Run I put my wife’s mind at rest. Like me, she abhors animal cruelty.  I had learned that these animals come to no harm and afterwards are returned to their pastures. I can write only as an observer and reflect. We can’t…

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