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Economics 101 In Middle East

President Obama is organizing a coalition of death and destruction which will blast bad terrorists to bits. Planes and missiles from the US, France, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and a few other Arab states have sent planes, drones, and missiles hurtling toward ISIS positions in Iraq and Syria. I assume this assault actually killed some of the bad guys. But, the entire premise of the Obama Doctrine is that the best way to solve problems in the Middle East is to blast away. How about a reality check:

1. The unemployment rate in most Middle Eastern countries(aside from Israel) hovers about 35% at a minimum.

2. This means that millions of young men and women have no jobs, no income,and live by part time work or aid from parents.

3. This means there are hundreds of young boys willing to blast themselves to pieces since life offers no economic solutions.

4. This means angry imams can rouse anger within young people who have nothing in life and offer them something in the after life.

There is need for an ECONOMIC PLAN that provides jobs and meaningful lives to the young people of the Middle East. How about engaging them in work rather than become engaged in death? Where is the Obama Doctrine of Economic Development??

Terrorist Group Of The Week

Growing up there were several ice cream chains that advertised a “flavor of the week.” These days it is now common for the American government to advertise a terrorist group of the week. For years all we heard was that al-Qaeda was plotting further attacks upon the United States and we had to be prepared for an eventual assault. Well, the years went by, a decade went by, and no al-Qaeda attack. For the past few months the new terror group is ISIS which, allegedly, poses a threat to the very existence of the United States of America. I continually hear on television from those who are experts in terrorism that ISIS is right at this moment preparing an attack on America that will result in widespread destruction and the death of millions. Exactly how 31,000 guys who wear dark masks over their faces are going to descend upon Americans and run wild through our streets wrecking havoc and mayhem is a tale yet to be told.

Oops, the American government just announced the new terror group of the week. Its name is Knorasan, and it is composed of Muslim terrorists who had fought in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This group, whose numbers range from about fifty to a few thousand is preparing special explosives which will blast planes from the sky. How about?

1. Draw upon the Israel method of checking passengers. Their approach has worked for nearly forty years. Try it out.

Protests Gone Wild

It is a given that Michael Brown was deliberately shot by policeman Darren Wilson. OK, it is understandable that ordinary people exploded in anger. OK, it is obvious this event was merely the culmination of dozens of such incidents that entail harassment of people who simply are trying to live in a work without violence and chaos. Yesterday in Ferguson, Missouri someone or some people burned a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown which resulted in further demonstrations of anger. Perhaps, this is not politically correct, but there is the possibility some people anxious to use demonstrations and violence to cover up their criminal intentions burned the memorial. OK, so I assume the Ferguson police may be racists, but are they that stupid is the question? I have a hunch they are not that dumb, although there are moments when one wonders if Ferguson police have any sense of reality?

The time for protests in Ferguson is over. It is now time to build, to construct, to create a viable successful community. Further demonstrations no longer serve any purpose other than allowing criminals to succeed.

Solving Police Brutality

During the course of my life, I have taught courses in the history of crime, and many of my students were members of the police force. I respect cops. But, it is increasingly obvious that all too many police simply cannot shake from their minds, an attitude that wen one puts on the uniform, everyone had better get out of the way. Sandra Anezquito was in a park in Brooklyn along with her seventeen year old son and husband. She is pregnant, the belly clearly displays budding life. A cop spotted the boy with a knife on his belt and prepared for action. During this episode a cop grabbed the pregnant woman by the arm and flung her belly forward to the ground. Her husband was arrested. Let me get this clear, a seventeen year old boy was with mom and dad in a park, and had a knife on his belt, so this required police action. How about:

1. Approaching mom and dad in order to request them to have the boy remove the knife?

2. How about approaching the boy and quietly telling him to remove the knife?

3. How about shooting the boy in the leg so he falls to the ground rather than mom?

It is time for police to relax and try talk, not bullets!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “You’d Better Believe It”

Reducing taxes results in less money for government, not more!

France, Connexion: “Shocking French Video

A French President NOT making love to a woman!

USA, Washington Post: “Why Is John McCain Always on CNN?”

He is THE expert on who should lead America, after all, he identified Sarah Palin!

Sweden, Local: “Donald Duck Gets Votes”

He may quack, but he is not a quack politician!

South Africa: “Life After Oscar Pistorious”

At least we will not hear gun shots.

Religion Rears Head In Turkey

A majority of people in Turkey are of the Muslim faith although there are Jews and Christians as well. However, the Alevi Muslims do not agree with most strict religious attitudes found among Sunni and Shiites. For nearly a century governments in Turkey have endeavored to establish a secular feeling in the education system in order to avoid imposing strict religious practices to those who disagree with such attitudes. The Alevi are open to secular ideas and work readily with those of other religions. However, since the rise of Recep Erdogan to power as head of the Justice and Development Party, a new attitude is being pushed in the nation. From now on girls as young as the fifth grade will be able to wear the chador in class, which until this moment has been banned.

Alevi Associations demonstrated outside the Ministry of Education in protest about recent decisions to make religious education compulsory within schools in the nation. They believe such education will strive to present a Sunni attitude within schools. Alevi groups are supported by the European Court of Human Rights which cited recent moves by President Erdogan as resulting in “inadequately equipped (schools) to ensure” religious freedom.

People Make Decisions!

As one gazes around the world, one thing is very clear, decisions by people have caused problems, not ideology. Vladimir Putin has changed policies in Russia which resulted in death and destruction in Ukraine. Chinese leaders are responsible for persecution of those seeking to create a democracy in the land. Muslim clerics created terrorist groups by preaching words of hate and violence. Identify any problem in the world and it is clear that people made choices. Recep Erdogan, now President of Turkey, turned away from working toward creation of a democratic nation. Heck, former President Gul disagreed with Erdogan choices and now Turkey is moving away from democracy. Current leaders of Egypt had many choices to create a modern Egyptian nation, but refused. Instead of focusing upon economic development and freeing forces of economic changes, Egyptian leaders decided upon policy of terror.

Here in America, people like Ted Cruz or John Boehner, chose policies of obstruction and policies that protect the wealthy in order to create the current state of gridlock. The present mess in Washington has nothing to do with ideology, it is the result of individual choices. If people behave in stupid ways, don’t blame it on ideology, it is their decision to be a nut case who lacks any sense of intelligence! Blame it on individuals, not some ideology or religion!

What If We Just Left Iraq?

A hundred years ago, nations in Europe were arguing about demands of the Austrian-Hungarian nation for revenge towards Serbia because some Serbs had murdered a prominent member of the royal family. Nations argues for a month about how this problem could be solved. A solution that was never drawn upon was simply to allow Austria-HUngary to attack Serbia while other nations stood apart from the conflict. Had this been done, millions of men would never have died or been wounded. Communism and Fascism would never have appeared. Six million Jews would never have died in the Holocaust because this event never would have occurred. If European leaders simply had stood away, the carnage never would have happened. Ironically, when Austrian troops did invade tiny Serbia the small Serbian army defeated them!

What is the United States simply told Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Jordan that ISIS was THEIR PROBLEM? What is we departed and allowed Muslims in the Middle East to solve their problems? Saudi Arabia has done more to create groups like ISIS than any other nation in the world. It has funded terror groups as part of what its leaders believe is spreading the words of Islam. OK, Saudi Arabia has an army of over 200,000 and plenty of planes. Go to it, handle the 30,000 ISIS terrorists that your madrases have created. Is is the problem of Middle Eastern Muslims, let them solve it. We are going home!!

Bombs Away To End ISIS

The air war which is designed to end the terror of ISIS is in full swing. Fighter jets, Tomahawk missiles, drones and bombers are blasting away at targets in Iraq and Syria. The goal is simple, drop bombs, bad people get killed, and, voila, that is the end of bad guys. This has been a central strategy of America’s armed forces for over a decade, and the results of this policy are clear to see. ISIS has grown more powerful, instead of about 5,000 members of al-Qaeda, there are now over twenty thousand. We bomb, we kill, and the bad guys continue to be bad guys. During World War II, we bombed and bombed the Germans, but until three months before Germany fell to the power of Soviet armed forces and armies from England and the US, the Germans continue to fight on despite bombing.

We used bombing in Vietnam, and, in the end, American forces had to leave that nation. Bombing alone is NOT a strategy. It must be accompanied by creating a government that is supported by people, by offering the average person in Iraq guarantees of a better life if they cease supporting ISIS. For example, where are the Imams of peace preaching a different version of the teachings of Islam?

Another Intruder On White House Grounds

After consulting with leading Republicans in Washington I can now report they have gathered sufficient evidence in order to impeach President Barack Obama. Omar J. Gonzalez, a former member of the US armed forces was arrested by the Secret Service for leaping over the fence surrounding the White House and heading for the front door. House Speaker John Boehner is very upset that American citizens are not allowed to enter the White House without being subjected to violence. Mr. Gonzalez is NOT an illegal immigrant, he is a former sergeant in the Army and has every right as a citizen in this nation to carry around 80-0 rounds of ammunition for his legal weapons of war. The President allowed this citizen of America to be brutally assaulted just because he was carrying a machete and two hatchets. Show me in the Constitution where it says I can’t carry machetes of hatchets? I dare you, or the President to show me why I cannot carry rounds of ammo. Just check the 2nd Amendment!

This man who simply was exercising his 2nd Amendment rights if now under arrest. First they came for Omar Gonzalez, then they came for a guy who is now in the forests of Pennsylvania because some cop got in the way of one of his bullets. This is part of the Obama plot to arrest those who stand for freedom of killing bad people,and we all know who is the number one bad guy in this nation! Just check with the NRFA!