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Jihad Makes Me Feel Strong!

There is a missing quality among those who term themselves believers in democracy, but the feeling of being ready to die for a cause is growing ever stronger among many young Muslims in Europe. For most Europeans the very idea of serving in the military is not an attractive idea. For most Americans, the concept of serving the nation is much less interesting that what is on my iPad. For those raised prior to the onset of material comforts, serving in the armed forces was part of being a member of society. The most amazing aspect of the growth of Jihadism among young Muslims is the desire among those raised in the modern technological world to risk life for a cause, a dream.

Ismail Cetinkaya told a German reporter that he was raised in Germany and for most of his early life behaved like a modern person seeking the good life. Then, he discovered the power of belief, only his new belief was in the Muslim religion. “Paradise lies at the feet of your mother God and the desire to put self to Jihad.” He went off to fight in Syria and discovered that his new felt love of the Muslim religion made the thought of dying a hope, rather than a fear. As he now tells fellow Muslims, “I call you to Jihad. This is where you will find freedom.” Being a jihadist enables this young man to challenge his weaknesses and discover that he has strength.

How many young Americans have this attitude. During World War II millions did!

Bombs Away!

It was during World War II that modern ideas about mass bombing of cities became the norm of our military beliefs. Germans began the process with mass bombing of Amsterdam and London. However, by 1942, English and American planes were making Germans sorry they ever came up with this idea. At night, a thousand British bombers would blast a city, and the following day, a thousand American planes dropped their bombs. OK, so ISIS likes to cut off heads, but the United States air force, along with planes from several other countries is bombing these people. Yesterday, there were 31 bombing attacks on the city of Raqqa in Syria, the so called, capital, of the nut cases who so enjoy cutting off heads of the innocent. We are now killing the bad guys, along with a few of the good people, but war is war. In the end of any modern war, the innocent must die because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

OH, dictator Bashar al-Assad is joining in the fun. Heck, he has already murdered at least a hundred thousand Syrians, but now he gets an opportunity to bomb and bomb. Who knows, perhaps the war in Syria will conclude when everyone is dead.

Where Are The Leaders?

I was a man in his thirties when the decade of the sixties arrived and thus was intellectually and emotionally sensitive to what occurred. During the sixties there were numerous black leaders on the scene ranging from Martin Luther King to Malcolm X and great writers such as Ralph Ellison or James Baldwin or even student leaders like Stokely Carmichael. During the past few nights I have yet to see an important black leader engaged in the fight for human rights. Then again, I have yet to see someone with a white skin assuming the mantle of leadership. Sorry, Barack, you just do not come across as a leader of “black people.” During the past few nights our society has lacked any semblance of leadership from religious or political areas of America. Martin Luther King on his marches walked arm in arm with Jewish and Christian leaders as well as union fighters for social justice as Walter Reuther.

Where have people of these background gone? Where were the Catholic and Protestant ministers? Where were the Rabbis? Where were the political leaders of our society? Most probably home watching CNN and then retiring for a good night’s sleep. Our society is leaderless. Again, sorry, Barack but at this moment you have lost any semblance of being a leader. Did you check with Valerie about what to say last night??

Let’s Blow Ourselves Up

It was a pleasant day in the city of Maiduguri which is located in the north-east area of Nigeria. This is an area in Nigeria in which most people are those of the Muslim religion. People were in a market place purchasing food for the day. People were laughing and talking about events in their lives. Little did they realize that the two teen age girls who just entered were more interested in getting into Heaven than getting food for the day. One teen girl shouted something, then pulled a string and blew herself up. People crowded around the three dead women seeking to so something. Just as they sought to aid those who were wounded, the other teen girl began to shout and scream, then pulled a string and blew herself up. By the time she was dead so were 34 innocent Nigerians.

I confess that I am unable to grasp how or why anyone would blow herself up in the cause of something or anything. But, in every religion there are those seeking to become a martyr for something in order to rush the voyage to Death. Unfortunately, we do not awaken from Death. We will never know that Death is simply, Death. And, Death exists here on Earth not up in the sky.

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 must learn to accept who one is.

There are limits in all aspects of life.

There are physical boundaries, not mental ones.

America is a state of mind as well as a state of land.

Grandpa and grandma, two beautiful words.

Tall child among siblings is the leader.

Men play with hands, women with hair.

We respect wealth, not poverty.

Be patient with time, it comes and goes-always.

I wonder if I can apply for a God job.

Folly Of No Policy

Future historians will term this era a period in which the American government lacked any semblance of a foreign policy anywhere in the world. Barack Obama is as clueless as was George Bush, and the result is chaos and disorder. Latest reports from Syria reveal the outcome of lack of a policy is the growth in power of ISIS. The fractured opponents of President Bashar al-Assad have finally reached a conclusion. Members of moderate Muslim groups, members of secular Syrians, members of radical Muslim groups in Syria are finally coming together in order to fight the man they hate so violently–Assad. The answer is now simple, forge an alliance of haters of Assad, and since ISIS gets the most attention and has the most weapons, just join with them!

The end result of lacking a foreign policy is to have the foreign policy created by those you hate. Haters Anonymous of Bashar al-Assad are now coming together, thanks to American bombing of ISIS.

1. There are groups in Syria whose enemy is Assad.

2. The US is bombing ISIS which is an enemy of Assad.

3. Result the bombing has made ISIS the “nice guys” to Syrian fighters.

Rudy, The Mouth, Guiliani

Confession. I have never been a fan of the infamous former Mayor of New York City, the one and only Rudy Giuliani. He was a creation of the media. His so-called tough actions allegedly led to the decline of crime in New York City. Actually, crime in EVERY MAJOR AMERICAN CITY declined during the 1990s, regardless of what the police did or who was mayor of the city. The decline took place due to the smaller number of young men in the age bracket, 17-28. It is in this age cohort that most crime occurs, and when there are fewer in this age cohort, crime, automatically goes down.

Rudy, the mouth, was on Meet The Press, in order to provide his keen insights into the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Naturally, he had to shout and scream his well known dislike of those with dark skins. IN his analysis of the Michael Brown shooting, the only person at fault was the young man who was shot dead. He lunged at the panel and declared: “Why don’t you cut it down so many white officers didn’t have to be in black areas? The white officers wouldn’t be there if you(black folks) weren’t killing one another! I find it disappointing that you’re not talking about the fact that 93% of blacks in streets are killed by other blacks.”

This keen analysis demonstrates clearly that Rudy is a bigot. Reality, most whites in this nation are killed by OTHER WHITES. The 30,000 who die each year due to gun incidents are killed by white and black people who know the victim. If police stopped and searched white youth for possession of guns and knives our jails would be filled with white youth. This creature is a disgrace to America!

US Never Had Middle Eastern Foreign Policy

The foreign policy tragedy of the Obama administration is that it never developed a foreign policy for the Middle East. Symbolically the comment by President Obama as to his policy toward ISIS was, ” I do not have a strategy.” His problems in the Middle East began years before that statement. Does he even today have a Middle East foreign policy. In fairness, he inherited a mess from President Bush, and never figured out what he wanted to accomplish in this region of the world. Examine the reality of the Middle East.

1. The most important military centers are in Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and Algeria. Only these nations have armies.

2. Poverty is the most important driving force in this region.

3. Well educated young people lack work. This results in them winding up working with jihadist groups.

4. The unresolved problem of Palestinians hovers over the region. It is a source of anger and violence.

5. President Assad was a wild card who hated militants of the Muslim religion.

At no point did the Obama administration:

1. Address the economic realities of this area of the world. Economic aid was crucial. NO “Marshall Plan” was ever offered to the region.

2. Some form of military alliance between Turkey, Egypt and Algeria might have created an armed force that could handle militants.

3. The issue of Israel HAD to be addressed. It never was.

In other words, a Mediterranean Marshall Plan just might have won over young educated Muslims in the region. The key element of the original Marshall Plan was -no money without cooperation between nations seeking funds.

Let’s Have An Impeachment!

John Boehner and the Republican party have spent the past four years with one goal in mind— prevent President Obama from being able to pass any law that deals with a real issue in America. From day one of the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012, Republicans have been united in their refusal to cooperate in solving problems in America. Our infrastructure is in desperate need of repair, but to pass laws that would allow construction of bridges or roads violates Republican principles that only inertia is the solution. They were rewarded for this behavior by huge gains in the past election. Emperor Obama just announced his plan to allow four million aliens to remain in America. Imagine a President who announced an Executive Action! Oh, it would be easier to list an American President who did NOT announce an Executive Action. All American presidents made such announcements including Saint Ronald Reagan who allowed millions of illegal Mexican migrants to remain!

According to Saint John Boehner, “with this action, the President has chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms. Gee, was I asleep these past four years? Did I miss Republican bills that would deal with immigration reform? OK, the new drama is for Republicans to devote the next year with plans of impeachment of the President for doing exactly what prior Republican Presidents did. I await Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, yelling about “immigrants.” The drama of it all. Republican goals- gridlock for another two years.

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 my childhood I ate what mom set upon the table.

I miss standing in line for cheap tickets to New York Giant football games.

Study the past in order to understand your future.

Children love studying menus.

I am grateful for what I have and do not worry about what I do not have.

The noise of war these days overwhelms the silence of peace.

In any group, people pair off.

I do not gamble with Death.

One should never abandon the sense of humor.

Some slip one leg under body, I cannot.