Category Archives: Human Rights

Beware The Consequences!!

The government of North Korea is very upset at George Clooney and others who claim they had anything to do with hacking of Sony files. A mysterious person who works for the Foreign Office in North Korea but prefers that his name not be revealed to the world demanded that America work with the peace loving leaders of North Korea in order to find out who and what did the hacking. He, or we assume, Kim Jong-un wants to investigate this crime against humanity. “The US should bear in mind that it will face serious consequences in case it rejects our proposal for joint investigation. We have a way to prove that we have nothing to do with the case without resorting to torture as the CIA does.”

So, what are the “serious consequences?”

1. Denis Rodman will be denied entry to North Korea as well as other NBA players.

2. North Korea will ban any and all films made by George Clooney.

3. Speeches by the Great Leader no longer will be shared with the American people. They will be forced to listen to Ted Cruz, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. Talk about TORTURE!

Please Barack, have a joint investigation!

Republican Food Fight

Florida Senator Marco Rubio regards himself as the nation’s number one expert on Cuba because his parents escaped from that land. Of course, he has not spent time in Cuba, but who has to devote efforts to leaning first hand about conditions in Cuba to regard himself as THE expert on this land which lies a hundred miles away from us. Marco is now furious at statements by fellow Republican Senator Rand Paul who is supporting the Obama action to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. According to Marco, the Senator from Kentucky “has no idea what he is talking about when it comes to Cuba.. On the other hand, according to Rand Paul, the man from Florida is a “Cold War warrior” who fears dealing with the “brave new world of diplomacy.”

Heck, even Republican Senator Jake Flake from Arizona is hailing the Obama decision since it opens the door for billions of dollars in farm sales. Jake thinks it is “time to try something different.”Now wait a second, we have isolated Cuba for half a century and the Castro brothers still run it. Please give Marco another fifty years to try out his ideas!

It’s Not Me, It’s You!

We Americans must suffer from the stupidity and arrogance of Tea Party leaders such as Ted Cruz while the people of Russia have their lives ruined by a man whose ego surpasses the highest mountains on this planet. Vladimir Putin gave another speech in which he made clear that any problem of the every falling ruble was NOT his fault, but it results from an organized plot of the United States of America which seeks to destroy the nation of Russia. He assured the people of Russia that everything was going to be OK. Just trust the man who can wrestle a bear and win the battle. Just follow the man who is not afraid of a Ukranian army and can beat it with one hand tied behind his back.

Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Ikea and dozens of other Western business organizations are dumping their efforts in Russia and ceasing to do business. Apple has just suspended its online work in Russia. According to Putin, the problem stems from Western “dogmatism” which is designed to weaken the great people of Russia. Face reality, this man lacks any desire to live in the world of reality. He is quite prepared to destroy the Russian economy because Vladimir never is wrong. It is always –THEM!

A Turkish Fairy Tale

The people of Turkey are bright, hard working and have created an enormously successful society in the Middle East. Turkey has the potential to become the most important nation in the Middle East. But, for many Turks the past hovers in their minds and it is necessary to make certain that what never happened, happened. We Americans know that once upon a time our ancestors had slaves and slavery was NOT a time of joy for those who were the slaves. A hundred years ago in Turkey, a campaign of slaughter and death was carried out by the Turkish army against Armenians who lived in their country. An estimated one million was killed, and the shame of that action lives on today. The modern shame is denying what happened in the past.

In Ankara,Gazi University has opened a competition “to remind people of the genocide committed by Armenians against Turks and to halt the claims of so-called Armenian genocide.” So, how about the following competitions?

1. We request studies by those who seek to end the hateful lies against the German people about the so-called Holocaust? It is time to get the truth out how Adolf Hitler fought to protect Jews but was murdered by those Jews!

2. We request learned documents about how Americans worked so hard to protect Indians but were thwarted by savages who murdered innocent men, women and children.

Got the point?

What Went Wrong In Iraq?

The history of the Iraq War has been a tale told by idiots bearing scant resemblance to what actually happened. From day one when Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld uttered lies about the so called Weapons of Mass Destruction until today, the American people have been fed one lie after another. There was no reason to have a war, and the hoax that began it simply continued day after day. The Bush decisions to fire every soldier in the Iraq War allowed thousands of men with weapons in their hands to initiate a civil conflict that continues today. Perhaps, the most critical mistake was a propaganda war which insisted the famous “Surge” led by General David Petraeus was the reason for reduction in fighting by al Qaeda.

The most important factor in crushing al Qaeda stemmed from creation of Awakening Councils led by Sunni tribes. They handled forces of Osama bin Laden and led to peace. American leaders obtained promises from Prime Minister Maliki that Sunni leaders would be integrated into the Iraq army and Sunni tribes treated with respect. That promise was broken by Shiite leader Maliki and today we live with consequences of his actions. He destroyed confidence among Sunnis and the child of his decision is ISIS.

Peace in Iraq will only come about if Shiite leaders seek to create a new Iraq. Simple as that.

Goodbye Stephen Colbert

It has been for years part of my nightly behavior to tune into the Colbert show in order to enjoy the antics of our good friend who pretends to be a conservative defending the American way of life. But, as the expression goes, all good things must come to an end. During the course of my 84 years I have been part of the last show of many series such as MASH or Seinfeld Or All In The Family. I have always looked forward with anticipation to the last episode. I must confess that not a single last episode remains in my mind. They all conclude with a flat joke or nostalgia. Such was the last Colbert Report. Sort of warm and fuzzy with singing from God knows how many people. Can’t say that I was disappointed, just sad that a good show is now over.

Stephen, we will miss your antics. Have a good time on the new show.

The Interview That Never Took Place

Sony Pictures was just about to release a film that few Americans were ever going to see. The now infamous, The Interview” was all about a sick joke that deals with the assassination of Kim Jong-un, Beloved leader of North Korea. As you now know, hackers penetrated the defenses of Sony Pictures and revealed “secrets” about what this or that person said to this or that person. For example,We now know that George Clooney was terribly disappointed by his performance in “Monuments Men.” We also know about conversations that took place among important people of Sony. Frankly, I doubt if anyone would bother to read this trivia or cares to devote a single minute of their life to learning about these important conversations.

George Clooney is upset, but not about revealing what he said. “Do whatever you can to get this movie out. Not because everybody has to see the movie, but because I am not going to be told we can’t see the movie . That’s the most important part. We can’t be told we can’t see something by Kim Jong-un, of all fucking people.” What most confuses me is why hasn’t our technology people penetrated the North Korean computers so we could learn what Kim Jong-un says to his lackies.

Oh, Kim Jong-un just got an invite from Vladimir Putin to visit Moscow. Now, I would love to learn what those two men say to one another!

Pakistan Gets Angry–Finally!

There is something about having your own child murdered that gets people finally angry at those who have been murdering people for years without any response. Pakistan is a “failed nation.” It lacks a school system that can educate children in ways of the modern world. It lacks an economic base that provides jobs and rising standard of living. It has a military which is most concerned about an attack from India which has lost any desire for war with anyone about two decades ago. Corruption is the norm among Pakistan military leaders whose main desire is obtaining billions from the United States rather than using money to stimulate the economy. The Intelligence force in Pakistan was responsible for creation of the Taliban and for years has been supplying that group with arms and training in terrorism. Just check the ISI is you want to know all about the Taliban. Pakistan has aided the wars in Afghanistan by the Taliban.

So, what happened? The children of the ISI turned on their masters and decided to create terror in Pakistan. However, a few days ago children of top military leaders were murdered while attending school. They were killed by the same people their fathers have aided for over two decades. And, now dad is furious with anger. If one sows the seeds of brutality and hate, it is only a matter of time before those seeds sprout a field of death. Unfortunately, in this case, the harvest resulted in death of the children!

Once Again, Israel-Palestine Issues Remain Issues

It took fifty years to finally resolve the conflict between Cuba and the US, but it is now over sixty years without a resolution of the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. There is no doubt for most of that time Palestinians lacked leadership willing to resolve the conflict, but there are now Palestinians seeking to achieve peace with Israel. Palestine leaders are asking the United Nations to help resolve their problems with Israel. Here are some suggestions:

1. Israel settlements on the West Bank should be consolidated into an area of about five percent of the land.

2. Israel and Palestine would enter into an economic Union to simulate both economies.

3. A Water Authority would be created to handle this important issue. Jordan could join in handling this issue.

4. A new technology University would be created to bring together Palestinians and Israelis.

5. A joint Israel and Palestinian Armed force would be charged with assuring peace on the West Bank.

6. Israel would pay a billion dollars a year to provide homes for refugees returning to the West Bank.

Some concrete steps for peace.

Nigeria Bonkers Over Boko!

Nigeria has the largest population of any African nation, its economy has the potential to become a modern one, and it has abundant sources of Oil. Nigeria is a divided nation with northern regions being mainly populated by Muslims and the remainder of the nation being Christian. The President is usually someone from the South and he is a Christian. During the four years an extremist Muslim group, Boko Haram, has run wild all over Nigeria killing and capturing females. Opposed to them is the so called “Nigerian Army.” In reality there is an army that exists on paper and an army that actually exists. Corrupt officers collect salaries for soldiers who simply do not exist and they take money designed to purchase weapons and deposit those funds into their bank accounts. Ironically, the oil rich Nigeria nation lacks money to even get arms and ammunition for their soldiers. Ironically, Boko Haram has higher quality weapons than those available to Nigerian soldiers.

The Nigerian government has sentenced to death 54 soldiers for refusing to go into battle. The soldiers refused because they lacked weapons with which to fight. Not a single one of the 54 is an officer! Lawyers for the 54 argue, “instead of bringing unpatriotic officers to task, military authorities have engaged in diversionary tactics of sending soldiers to death.” Until Nigeria confronts corruption in its army and government, then Boko Haram will run wild!