Category Archives: Egypt

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

In coffee shop, I am the man with a pen, but not machine.

Few know what they know.

Shout for joy today, but what about tomorrow?

Some move hands to make a point.

We always depart from today to greet tomorrow.

Few religious figures are famous in modern America.

Nurses are unsung heroes of our lives.

All too many worship at altar of hate.

Illness makes one fatigued.

To be alone with your mind is to be in the company of wisdom.

ISIS Enemy Is ISIS

Americans like those on Fox News continue describing ISIS as composed of warriors who are going to sweep across the Middle East and enjoy increasing popularity. Those who lead ISIS must be among the most incompetent terrorists on this planet. Their one and constant tactic is to murder people in the most grotesque ways. Most probably they believe fear will result in Muslims rallying to their side. Well, look at the record:

1. They burned to death a Jordanian pilot whose family is part of the most important tribe in that land. Prior to the burning, Jordanians were divided about the government policy of fighting ISIS. Today, at least 95% of Jordanians want to destroy ISIS.

2. Egypt has been on the sidelines in the campaign against ISIS. NO Egyptian planes were bombing that group. So, what does ISIS do? They decide to behead twenty Egyptians who were working in Libya. Now Egyptian planes are bombing. Egyptian dictator General Sisi made clear the new policy of his nation. “We have to work together to defeat terrorism.”

ISIS may win a few battles and kill some people. However, it has lost support in the Middle East!

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

Children should be encouraged to run fast.

The beginning of the end does not have an end.

Tomorrow will always be yesterday.

I am surprised seeing a person eat soup with left hand.

Obama lives in a bubble filled with Chicago voices.

A general seeks men to lead as a general.

These days shrill voices dominate America.

Some wear dark glasses indoor, why?

Some simultaneously gaze at laptop and iPad.

The military mind is only understood by those who have served in the military.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Russia, Moscow Times: “Moscow Welcomes Kim Jong un”

To a basketball game?

France, Connnexion: “Chicken Rules The Roost”

In Congress, Republicans play chicken with our economy.

USA, aol: “Dirty Money Confiscated”

Not in Wall Street!

Norway, Norway Post: “Criminals Deported”

And, not a single one is a wealthy person.

Sweden, Local: “Widen Duties For Dogs”

So, now dogs must guard cats?

Iran And Nuclear Weapons

Senator John McCain is one tough dude and he is willing to draw his pistol at any moment in defense of the American way of life. He agrees with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that any and all discussion must be ended with Iran. Bibi and John insist no negotiations and the end result will be????

How about this end result after Iranian negotiations are ended:

1. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Tehran.

2. President Putin offers to assist Iranians in securing atomic development that leads to atomic weapons.

3. President Putin and China agree to end sanctions against Iran.

4. Oh, Putin was just in Egypt where he offered to build them a nuclear plant.

The Bibi — John end result is this:

1. Israel bombs Iranian nuclear facilities.

2. Thousands of missiles wind up in Israel

3. Israel bombs Moscow to show the Russians no one messes with Israel!

John and Bibi have NO logical plan other than the end of the world!

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

I wonder if one can gaze too far?

Ministers and rabbis work hard to come across as knowing something about the world.

In modern America there is no last word.

we usually gaze at the person who sits next to us in a coffee shop.

Always remember there is a tomorrow, if not, you are dead.

Mah Jong is a game I know exists, that is all I know about it.

I so miss running against the wind.

Some enjoy the gift of ignorance.

Silence should be the norm during political campaigns.

Six gathered around a table with six laptops. Modern lunch time

Turkey Turns Away From Openess

Recep Erdogan is the president of Turkey after spending many years as its prime minister. He began his rise to power with the desire to transform his nation into a modern symbol of what a Muslim society could become in the Middle East. Initially, he worked with Israel and displayed sympathy and understanding of that nation. In fairness to Erdogan, the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went out of its way to antagonize Turkey and even murder some of its citizens who were on a ship heading for Gaza with humanitarian supplies. Gradually, Erdogan has gathered all power in the nation. He has crushed efforts by Turkish students who dare to demand rights to participate in a democratic society. At the same time, Erdogan seeks membership in the European Union. However, his policies of increasing Muslim domination of a society in which at least forty percent are secular Muslims or those of other religions has led him to impose laws that contradict European values.

The latest Erdogan push is to impose increasing Muslim education in public schools. One family in which dad is a Christian and his wife is a Muslim now confronts a problem. Christians and Jews are excused from compulsory religious education, but Turks carry identify cards. They left blank, “religion” on the ground their son should decide at age 18 what to fill in. Now, he must take compulsory Muslim education lectures. Such is the power of Recep Erdogan.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Dick Imports Reduced”

I piss on such stories!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Moscow Welcomes Kim Jong un”

Vladimir and Kim, what a conversation must ensue!

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Leak Secrets To Dalai Lama”

Let me mediate on this one.

UK,Guardian: “Here We Go Again”

First the Republican Ebola fiasco and now the vaccination madness!

France, Connexion: “Chickens Rule The Roost”

Give them four clucks!

Egyptian Justice Is Not Justice

Egypt is among the few Middle Eastern nations that still contain millions of Christians living within the midst of millions of Muslims. Coptic Christians are ten percent of the population and they date back over 1500 years ago, before the birth of the Muslim religion. Unfortunately for the people of this nation they have been ruled –or governed–by autocratic men for the past thirty years. Under their rule, corruption became the norm of operation. After the Arab “spring” burst upon the scene there was hope that some form of modern democratic society would emerge. Unfortunately, the Muslim Brotherhood under Mr. Morsi, late of the United States of America, assumed leadership. The Morsi “spring” was a study in incompetence and encouragement of bigotry. He was overthrown by the army, he is now in jail along with a thousand of his followers, and General Sisi took over. Sisi is no sissy and rules with an iron fist.

The Egyptian courts ordered the arrest of reporters for Al Jazeera and now an appeals court has ruled the trial was a farce. He ordered a new trial. Meanwhile, two men are still in jail-one was released. If the trial was a farce, why not release the men pending a new trial? Oh, this is Sisi time, and Egyptian judges will not be accused of being a sissy.

Greece Wants Dough From All

The government tot Greece is very upset at the German government. As you recall, during World War II, German troops occupied Greece and sort of wrecked things and killed people. According to newly elected PrimeM Minister Alexis Tsipras, Germany has a “moral responsibility to pay reparations to our people, to history,to all Europeans who fought and gave their blood against Nazis.” Fair enough:

1. The Greeks under Alexander the Great sort of killed a few people, burned a few towns and thus the people of Iran(formerly Persia) could use a few bucks in return.

2. As you recall, Alexander sort of went through Palestine and Egypt. As a Jew, I am owed a free vacation in Greece in return. Remember that moral obligation.