Category Archives: Don Rumsfeld

Fallacy Of Drone Wars

The ongoing complaint about President Obama by members of the Republican party is that he is some sort of Neville Chamberlain who wants to appease evil doers. They insist he fails as a war leader because he does not want to take out the bad people. Drone attacks under the administration of President Obama are fifty times more prevalent than under the administration of our prior president, one George Bush. The real criticism of Obama is that he has gone crazy in ordering Drone attacks that have resulted in the death of thousands of bad guys –along with the deaths of thousands of innocent people. The US government has now acknowledged that a drone attack on January 15, 2015 which was directed at a military compound also led to the deaths of two hostages–Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry issued a statement: “The deaths of Weinstein and Lo Porto in a drone demonstrates the risk and unintended consequences of using this use of technology that Pakistan had been highlighting for a long time.”

Where is the evidence that killing bad guys with drones–along with a lot of innocent people–has in any way or any form resulted in the weakening of terrorist forces??? Drone attacks may result in the death of a bad guy but it also results in making other men desire to obtain revenge. The US government is now proud they have been open about admitting these deaths. Terrorism will only be defeated by another ideology that results in people leaving terrorism.

On Satire

The murder of French satirists is still on our minds. The debate is still on our minds as to what is permissible when it concerns satirists who simply are being satirists since such behavior is within their minds and blood. Australian Foreign Minister, Julia Bishop, raised some key issues concerning satire. “We see satire as an integral part of French society. Satie is controversial, it is provocative, it offense all religions,all political parties, nothing and no one is spared. It is a counter balance against power.” Well said. So, the question is: are their limits to satire and who should exercise such limits?

1. Satire if it is to continue to be satire has no limit. That is the meaning of satire.

2. If one does not like being the object of satire, then engage in a conflict of words rather than a conflict of violence.

3. The world has to encourage satirists to emerge within Muslim nations. How about a Satire Recovery Plan?

4. If the United States of America is to produce political leader such as Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, John Boehner, and the rest of the clowns what else do they expect other than ridicule??

5. Then again, a night of Fox News is an experience in how a TV network is engaging in satire without knowing it is engaging in satire.

In the end we need clowns in our lives as well as sane people given that sane people are producing the most bizarre nations in the world!

P.S. I wonder if God is a satirist who created this strange world?

Baltimore Cops Suspended

Dawn breaks somewhere in America and another person is dead at the hand of our police. NO, that person was not a Muslim terrorist, he was simply a member of the police force. Finally, the deputy Police Commissioner of Baltimore has suspended six cops for the murder of Fred Gray. As deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez put it: When Mr. Gray was put in the van, he could talk, he was upset. And, when he was taken out of the van, he could not talk, and he could not breathe. We don’t have any procedures that have an officer riding in the back of the van with a suspect.” We do know that Mr. Gray had asked the police for an asthma inhaler but none was provided.

Fox News report: Six police officers in the city of Baltimore were savagely attacked by a man who breathed on them with the intent of getting them sick. Police gallantly fought back and ended this terrorist attack.

Rush Limbaugh: Liberal do gooders will be out tomorrow picketing and complaining because Baltimore police prevented a possible Muslim terrorist attack. These brave police saved the lives of thousands of people when they subdued a man who had a knife in his pocket. However, it is still unclear if this man was a suicide bomber ready to murder all who got in his way.

Oh well, add your own version about the terrorist who needed an inhaler to breathe.

School Death, Spanish Style

There was a death in a school when a high school student, armed with a cross bow entered the school and shot a teacher with an arrow. Students huddled in their classrooms and tried to shut the door, but the boy was able to get into a few rooms and wound four of his classmates. He was finally subdued. Notice the difference between a boy armed with a crossbow and a boy armed with a rapid firing weapon which can send dozens of bullets all over the school in a few seconds. In Spain, we talk about A death, not the death of a dozen. Friends say the boy had been talking for days about his desire to murder teachers but no one paid any attention. After all, this is 2015 and students watch films in which young boys blast away with guns and murder a few dozen. We now accept as “normal,” the idea that a student openly discusses a desire to murder his teachers of fellow students.

The difference in Spain is that obtaining weapons of mass destruction is difficult. Heck, here in America it is now LEGAL to bring a gun to a college classroom in Texas. Heck, the student can carry a concealed gun and it is legal. Something has gone crazy in America since now over 50% of our people support the idea of people being able to walk around with weapons that can fire dozens of bullets. The only solution is to move to Spain and just confront the terror of a crossbow.

Oh, no report of Muslims in the area

Putin Seeks Peace With World

TIME magazine has anointed the leader of Russia with the mantle of glory by listing him as among the most important people on this planet. The old KGB thug is now a renowned and important person not only in Russia but within the entire world. The Great Leader enjoys this position of power, it enables him to be heard by one and all. Heck, within Russia, there are millions who adore a man who has restored “glory”k to the Motherland. Putin wants the world to know that his only thoughts are for peace and prosperity. He regards himself as a champion for peace. As he informed the world, “we have disagreements on several issues on the international agenda. But at the same time there is something that unites us. I mean general efforts directed at making the world economic more democratic.”

So, there, Putin has come out for democracy. How can his opponents, at least those not in jail or dead, argue that this Great Leader opposes the path of democracy? Of course, his definition of that word is somewhat different from that employed in other areas of the world. Let me explain”

The Putin definition of democracy is that when he speaks, others listen. The Putin definition of democracy is that no one opposes his ideas. Very simple, and very clear.

Bibi Insults Holocaust Survivors!

Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu insists that he alone is concerned about the state of Israel and he alone knows what is best for the Middle East. Yesterday, he compared the nation of Iran to the Nazis and made some connection to the Holocaust and modern Iran. This comparison insults every single person who was in the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the first human experience in which a government decided to murder every single person because of the circumstances of their birth. Every person who was born Jew was destined to be murdered by German troops. There were no exceptions, death was the FINAL SOLUTION. According to Bibi this definition can be applied to the government of Iran. He also claims that Iran considers itself the “master race.” Let us examine the record.

1. At no point since attaining control of the Iran government have its troops been sent to invade another country.

2. Iran was invaded by Iraq in 1980, but no murder of Iranian Jews then occurred.

3. Iran never used poison gas on any other people.

4. At present there are about 15,000 Jews in Iran and they have one member in its Parliament.

The nation of Israel since 1979 has invaded Lebanon, it has sent planes to destroy plants in Syria, it has invaded Gaza on several occasions.

The Iranian people are proud of their country but there is no case of Iranian leaders proclaiming they are a master race and there is no case of Iranian troops murdering Jews, let alone any other group of people.
We may disagree with Iran, but they are not led by Nazis!

New Face In Republican Party

It was just a matter of time before Marco Rubio entered the race for president of the United States of America. He immediately made clear that this Cuban is a new face in this country and it is time to cease gazing at ancient relics of the past. “Too many of our leaders and their ideas are stuck in the twentieth century. Many have forgotten that when America fails to lead, global chaos inevitably follows, so they appease our enemies, betray our allies, and weaken our military.” Let me get this straight, here are some twentieth century ideas:

1. Social Security.

2. Medicare

3. Minimum wage laws.

4. Civil Rights Act.

5. Containment which led to end of the Soviet Union.

6. Roe vs Wade which gave women control over their bodies.

7. Medicaid which provided aid to poor people.

8. A few laws that protect the lives of children in need of food and shelter.

And, so on and so on.

I assume when Marco says Obama is betraying our allies, he means the current prime minister of Israel. Recent negotiations were in accord with our allies in Germany, France and England.

At this moment in time the budget for the United States military forces is larger than the next seven nations in the world. How much more does Marco want to give them??

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

People with guns kill people.

These days children with guns kill other children.

Since we all came out of Africa, we all are refugees in which ever land we currently reside.

I have yet to hear any alternative to the Iranian agreement other than bomb the hell out of them.

Why do so many Christians fail to turn the other cheek?

Why do baseball games take three hours to play?

I await the entry into the presidential race by a clown. Any clown will do.

Speaking of clowns how about Rudy Giulini or Dick Cheney?

WE Did It, You Didn’t

Among the historical topics that are not taught very well in either the United States or Russia is what happened during World War II. Most Americans believe “we won World War II,” all by ourselves. In Moscow the Melendov Museum of Photography decided to offer an exhibit of photos about World War II. It was entitled: “The Allies During World War II.” This meant the exhibit was focusing upon efforts by England and the US during the war. Many Russian leaders are furious because they believe “western news outlets today are trying to impose that the war was won without us(Russia).” Unfortunately, this comment is correct. Few if any American students are taught that throughout World War II at least 70% of German soldiers were facing Russian troops and that Russia lost over twenty million people while the total of American deaths in Europe was under 300,000. I do understand the Russian concern about distortion of history within American schools.

Russia bore the brunt of the war. But, England was all alone against Nazi German for two years, a period when Russia was supplying the Nazis with goods and services. The war required the cooperation of three major nations. It is true that Russia suffered the most and Russian troops did the major fighting, but there were a few million German soldiers fighting the Americans and British.

Oh, for the record, a majority of soldiers who landed on D-Day were NOT American. We constituted 40% of those who landed. However, after sixty days the majority were American. Such is history.

Rand Paul Is Thin Skinned

There are many nice things one can say about Rand Paul, at least he is not a Republican who devotes his time ranting and raving about lazy poor people who are stealing the money of those who are job creators. he makes common sense remarks about our drug laws, and expresses concern about the large number of black and Hispanic men who are in jail for minor crimes such as having pot in their possession. Senator Rand Paul was recently being interviewed by the British newspaper, Guardian, when once again he lost his cool. The interviewer asked about a remark he made which stated than a disproportionate number of blacks were in jail for minor crimes. The interviewer wondered if that comment would play out among Republican Christians.

Rand responded: “Actually I think I can take that message into a white evangelical church anywhere in Iowa and be received well.” The reporter noted that polls indicated that two thirds of Republicans do not agree with his view. At that moment, the interview ended and Rand Paul walked away. Sorry, Rand, this is politics, better learn how to smile when challenged by the media.