4 March 2016
The thin skinned brute Erdogan,
Forced the closure of the paper Zaman,
Its owner he hated,
And feeling rather baited,
Showed himself to be no gentleman.
5 March 2016
After fifteen years' violent struggle,
For peace the Taliban won’t haggle,
They want more of the same,
To kill, burn and maim,
Leaving Afghanistan to straggle.
6 March 2016
Among the things that cause Erdogan to stress,
Are WOMEN, kurds, and the press.
When women marched for their rights,
They were shot with rubber, which blights,
The hope for eventual progress.
7 March 2016
To South Korea's annual war game,
The North always reacts with the same,
Lame old threats,
Coming out in cold sweats,
As though a war they want to inflame.
8 March 2016
Greece and Turkey are hardly friends,
But over migrants they’ve made amends.
Greece’ll send them back,
Turkey’ll take a kickback,
And to help the refugees everyone pretends.
9 March 2016
Missile tests in Iran,
Sure annoy Republicans,
But if Hilary takes over,
The honeymoon is over,
For of sanctions, she’s said, she’s a fan.
10 March 2016
As Corbyn continues to bumble,
And the backbench continues to grumble,
Jarvis gets in position,
To strike with precision,
In May, should Labour take a tumble.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.