On ISIS, a Non Muslim Group

The easiest way to anger anyone in the Republican party of Fox News is to make a comment that ISIS is not really a Muslim group so much as an alienated mass of young men and women who seek to obtain some form of identify by murdering the innocent. For those in ISIS, they have a political program and use religion in order to obtain these goals. They are much less about religion than about seeking power in the Middle East and Africa. ISIS attracts young people who feel alienated in their native land, they lack a sense of identify and desperately want to belong to some group that offers them a feeling of power and self worth. The Islamic state offers all that and empowers these lonely men and women. ISIS does not judge the individual, one can enter the group and discover a sense of power, and, more important a new group of comrades who offer friendship and a vision of the future.

There is absolutely nothing in the Koran that justifies the murder of innocent men, women and children. Heck the Bible is filled with such stories, remember the death of innocent Egyptian children by the God of Jews? ISIS is NOT composed of religious scholars. It more closely resembles the Nazi SS than it does a group of religious men and women. ISIS beheads, the Nazi SS burned alive Jews, bashed in the heads of babies and boasted they were following the orders of their leader. It is time to recognize ISIS for what it is– a collection of disaffected young people seeking to find some sense of belonging in a world that has set them adrift.

India, Land Of Rape!

India has for centuries been among the leading societies of the world. It contains a rich literary heritage, it has been a source of religion and philosophy that few societies can match. But, there is something sordid and sick within this society. It is the attitude of all too many men toward women. The government of Government official Naidu informed the world, “we can ban the film in India. But, this is an international conspiracy to defame India. We will see how the film can be stopped abroad.” The young woman got on a bus and then was raped by several men, including the bus driver. Following are comments from the rapists:

“a decent girl wouldn’t roam around at nine o’clock at night.”

” a girl if far more responsible for rape than a boy.”

“boy and girl are not equal.”

Yes, it is important for India to ban this film. Of course, some might argue that showing this film and then jailing the rapists just might send a message.

Mother Russia Offers Cold Hugs

To those of us who are of Russian heritage, Mother Russia is always there with open arms and ready to defend the homeland against aggressive forces. There is no doubt that most Russians these days so love Vladimir Putin who behaves like a leader. In Russia, “great leaders” are men of strength. Heck, they are ready and able to kill a few million Russians in order to prove they are strong dudes. Vladimir has angered most European nations, but what the heck, he just wants to show them that when he bares his chest, beware. If you want to impress a Russian, just display manly traits. Heck, Joseph Stalin murdered an estimated 20 million of his fellow Russians, and that continues to impress the people of Russia. Would any weak Western leader display such power? Here is the latest proof that Vladimir is one tough leader:

1. Adidas is closing two hundred stores since the Russian economy is headed south.

2. Inflation is rising.

3. Spain and Portugal are seeking new energy sources, who wants to depend upon Russia?

4. Unemployment is rising.

These are the figures which impress the people of Russia. How wonderful to be feared!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines in the world press along with our comments.

France, Connexion: “New Burger Chain”

I assume it serves wine.

USA, aol: “Back To Normal”

The crazies are still with us in spirit and inn Congress.

UK, Guardian: “Who Stole Spring?

I checked with John Boehner and he assures me it was BARACK Obama.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “On Easy Street”

For the Koch brothers it is always on easy street along with their easy money.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Police Shooting Uncoordinated”

Thank God or there would be more dead people!

Ferguson Redeux

The Justice Department just issued a report on the city of Ferguson, Missouri and its conclusion reveals some shocking news. Believe it or not but there is some, just some, evidence of discrimination in this fair city. I was amazed to learn that if your skin is black in this Missouri city, the likelihood of being stopped by police is rather high. If you drive a car, then there is a high chance it will be halted by police who simply want to check it out for drugs. If your skin is black, there is a greater probability that you will wind up in jai. In other words:

1. Blacks get more tickets.

2. Blacks are fined more often than whites.

3. Blacks are more often the ones who can not pay their fines.

4. This means that blacks wind up in jail more often for unpaid tickets.

I thought in our Constitution the Founding Fathers made clear they did not want paupers sent to jail. But, that was then, and now is now.

Deal Might Be Winning Hand

Talks continue between leading nations of the world and Iran over issues of nuclear development. This discussion has now gone on for over a year, but there are no some signs that an agreement could be reached. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed an optimistic view of the possibility of resolving the conflict between his nation and the world. “We believe that we are very close.We are close if the political decision can be made to get to yes, as President Obama said.” He also warned that it was time to reach an understanding “once this hysteria is out, this fear mongering is out,” then a deal would be possible. Too many Americans understand that Zarif and President Rouhani are fighting against forces in Iran which seek to continue conflict and war in hope that one day Iran will possess an atomic weapon and then…

Reality: one day Iran will get an atomic bomb. The issue is not wether Iran gets one, but which leaders run the government? If the Iranian people can finally elect leaders who seek peace and prosperity, then the issue of whether such a government has or does not have an atomic bomb will not be a major issue.

ISIS WARS-HOW LONG?

As you recall it was exactly twelve years ago that our beloved President George Bush and the merry men of good will, Cheney and Rumsfeld, ordered the invasion of Iraq in order to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction. We were promised this simple exhibit of American power would last a few months. In fact, President Bush stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier within three months of the invasion to promise: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. A few years have passed since that glorious day and we are in Iraq. Naturally, the new war with a group known as ISIS is all the fault of President Obama and his failed foreign policy in the Middle East. Within a few weeks a new assault will be made upon the black dressed terrorists and we can be certain this will result in an early end to the war in Iraq. When I say, the end of the war in Iraq, it is most probably the fifth time I have discussed this conclusion.

New Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter sort of told Congress that the quick end to the new invasion of Iraq might take a few extra days. ‘I wouldn’t assure anyone that this will be over or that this campaign will be over this year.” Gee, I though President Obama was going to invite George Bush to a ceremony on the deck of an aircraft carrier in order to celebrate the end of the war in Iraq. My hunch is that President Hillary Clinton will be celebrating the end of the war in Iraq in the spring of 2022. Why end a good thing that brings wealth to those who own weapon factories?

Guns Everywhere At Any Time

We wish to express our admiration for the courageous stand of the Arizona House of Representatives. This band of patriots are determined to ensure that each and every American, and each and every person who resides in this nation has the right to carry their weapon into any place they desire. Under this proposed bill, those with concealed guns can enter any public building because the Constitution clearly shows our beloved Founding Fathers wanted to ensure that future generations could blast away with their automatic rifles. If you doubt me, read the Second Amendment. I assume the next step in furthering the cause of freedom from tyrannical government is’

1. The White House belongs to the American people which means I have the right to enter it with my concealed weapon.

2. Congressmen represent we people so I have the right to bring my submachine gun into its chambers and practice blasting away.

3. I wonder if the Vatican falls under provisions of the Second Amendment? I think Pope Francis would enjoy using my automatic rifle to get rid of heretics.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

One further hot air speech by Benjamin Netanyahu and climate change will really make this planet too hot to inhabit.

Republicans create problems in the Middle East and demand that Democrats clean up their mess.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Ted Cruz must be blood brothers, they sure sound alike.

Who could have imagined seventy years ago that Israel would become a hated nation?

There is one certainty in life– when Republicans are in power, the end result is always-WAR.

I am confused, Republicans want to protect our borders but they do not want to fund border patrol men to guard them.

As the old adage goes, this madness will pass…eventually.

US Defends Israel

Even as Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was blasting the foreign policy of President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry was defending the nation of Israel before the United Nations Human Rights Council. He charged the group continued to focus on human rights issues within Israel but ignored similar, if not worse, examples in other parts of the world. Ironically, just as Bibi was accusing the Obama administration of failing to support Israel, leaders of Palestinian groups were accusing the United States of failing to address human rights issues in Palestine because the Americans regard “Israel”as being above the law!”

For the record, the Dome that prevents missiles from hitting Israel was built with US technology and Money. So much for hating Israel.

Oh, former Israel President Shimon Peres said the actions of Netanyahu was the first time Israel leaders interfered into American politics