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As long as the war in Iraq continues, we shall present voices of American soldiers and discuss issues of concern to those compelled to risk their lives.

US Defends Israel

Even as Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was blasting the foreign policy of President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry was defending the nation of Israel before the United Nations Human Rights Council. He charged the group continued to focus on human rights issues within Israel but ignored similar, if not worse, examples in other parts of the world. Ironically, just as Bibi was accusing the Obama administration of failing to support Israel, leaders of Palestinian groups were accusing the United States of failing to address human rights issues in Palestine because the Americans regard “Israel”as being above the law!”

For the record, the Dome that prevents missiles from hitting Israel was built with US technology and Money. So much for hating Israel.

Oh, former Israel President Shimon Peres said the actions of Netanyahu was the first time Israel leaders interfered into American politics

Israelis Respond To Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu represents the current government of Israel, but he does not represent what the entire population thinks regarding policy toward Iran. Isaac Herzog is an opposition leader who is offering the people of Israel an alternative approach to dealing with Iran that does not focus upon war. “There is no doubt the prime minister knows how to speak well, but the truth is that the speech, impressive as it was, did not prevent a nuclear Iran. The painful turn is that after all the applause, Netanyahu is alone and Israel is isolated.” Herzog’s comments along with those of other opposition leaders such as Tzipi Livni raise an issue that Israel must confront. At this moment in time, Israel lacks any friends in Europe, let alone other regions of the world. For example:

1. When Benjamin Netanyahu assumed office, Israel armed forces were holding joint military exercises withe Turkish army. Those days are over and Turkey opposes the government of Israel.

2. Israel relations with Jordan and Egypt are no longer close.

3. Not a single European government looks with approval at Israel and its policies, both domestic of foreign.

The Israel opposition wants to work with the US and European nations to bring peace to the Middle East.

Democrats Respond To Bibi

President Obama did listen, although he did not attend, the speech made by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to the American president: “the prime minister did not offer any viable alternative. Even officials in Netanyahu’s government have acknowledged that Iran has live up to the interim deal. Simply acknowledging that Iran capitulate is not a plan.” President Obama was quiet, focused and offered a strong presence that wanted concrete ideas that would end the threat of an Iranian nuclear weapon. Naturally, no such ideas were offered by the mouse that roars nonsense.

Nancy Pelosi, leader of House Democrats was furious at the speech. She was “saddened by the condescension toward our (US) knowledge of the threat posed by Iran.” Congressman Pelosi informed the Israel leader that his speech was “an insult to the intelligence of the United States of America.” For some reason, Representative Pelosi believes that she represents the interests of the United States rather than t he interests of a political party in Israel.

For the first time in the history of the American Congress at least sixty members did not attend an address by a foreign leader. So much for the leadership of John Boehner.

Bibi Blasts Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to America in order to end the threat of Iran. He made clear that he spoke for ALL JEWS INCLUDING THOSE WHO OPPOSE HIM. Well, this is one Jew who opposes this man. Let us first examine his credentials as an expert on the Middle East.

1. In the 1990s he warned the world that Iran was close to a nuclear weapon and must be halted.

2. In 2002 he made clear the overthrow of Saddam Hussein would bring peace and prosperity to the Middle East.

3. In his speech, Bibi told Congress that Iran is both “powerful and unchanging” while further on insisting that Iran was “weak and vulnerable.”

4. Bibi insists that the US must change the government of Iran and bring in new leaders. How this change will occur was not in his speech.

5. Bibi insists that no deal should ever be made with Iran, at least with the current government.

CONCLUSION

WAR. Oh, the only nation which has in its possession of bombs that can penetrate the mountain defenses where nuclear development is taking place is: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

So, cheer on and on Republicans and sell this war to the American people.

Iran And US, History

Republican legislators went will cheering Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is ready to bomb the hell out of Iran in order to avoid…..? Following is the story of how Republican leaders have handled Iran:

1. In August, 1953, the American CIA led by Kermit Roosevelt, worked with British intelligence to overthrow the legitimate Secular leader of Iran. Prime Minister Mossadegh was overthrown and the result was return to power of the Shah who, in turn, was overthrown by a coalition of secular and religious groups in the 1970s,

2. During the 1990s, then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that time was running out before Iran had a nuclear weapon.

3. In 2001 when American forces swept through Afghanistan the Iranian reform President Khatami closed the border with Afghanistan to prevent Taliban forces from escaping. His intelligence provided information to American armed forces. Khatami offered the following deal to REPUBLICAN GEORGE BUSH:

UN inspectors could enter Iran to check on their nuclear work.
Iran would cease aiding terrorists.
Iran would recognize the state of Israel.

In return, Iran wanted:

recognition of their government.
end to sanctions.
business investment.

PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH TURNED DOWN THIS OFFER AND CALLED IRAN A TERRORIST STATE.

So much for Republicans aiding Israel.

Preview Of Bibi Speech

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will give a speech tonight. We offer our readers a preview of what he will say. At least fifty members of Congress will not hear this speech because they prefer to boycott than to listen to a FOREIGNER give advice to Americans about their foreign policy. In the entire history of this nation this represents the largest number of congressmen who deliberately boycotters a speech by a foreign dignitary. Anyway, here is what Bibi will say.

1. I am one tough dude.

2. Barack Obama is not one tough dude.

3. John Kerry, who was awarded medals for bravery in the Vietnam war, has caved into Iran demands in a cowardly manner.

4. No deal with Iran ensures peace.

5. Since Iran will not have been provided with an alternative to peaceful use of atomic energy, there remains only one alternative–bomb the hell out of Iran.

6. Since Israel lacks the type of bombs that could penetrate Iran’s defenses, we need American bombers to blast away.

7. Israel stands for peace and that is why Israel uses force to end problems.

8. First Iranian terrorists came for opponents to democracy, then they came for Jews in Iran, then they will come for Israel,and then they will come for Europe, and then they will come for the United States of America.

As I said, this is sone tough dude.

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 await the day when no black child will be shot to death on the streets of our nation.

Some seek the peace of death, some of life.

I encounter at age 84 fatigue when standing for more then five minutes.

Be a gardner of love flowers.

At least technology compels people to write.

These days the most angry in America are the wealthy, not the poor.

I wonder if God runs a life lottery?

We are simply passengers in life headed toward an unknown destiny.

Why Do Republicans Pose As Heroes?

I find most intriguing how so many Republican leaders have never been to war although they pose as heroes from battles they waged. Examine the record:

1. Dick Cheney got several draft deferments during the Vietnam war because he had “more important things to do.”

2. George Bush spent the Vietnam war at home in the National Guard.

3. Scott Walker never entered the armed force.

4. Rudy Giuliani fought the battle of New York City surrounded by a dozen cops and somehow saved the city.

5. Sarah Palin compares firing a weapon at undefended animals as equivalent to being in battle against armed soldiers.

6. Rick Perry compares the battle of the Rio Grande against Hispanic children as a “war.”

These are heroes who saved America.

On Multiculturalism

There are days when I wonder if somehow or in some way I failed to recognize my bigotry in modern America. Actually, the expression “pluralism” was coined in a New Republic magazine in 1916 in an effort to recognize America in this era. At that point in time, 25% of Americans were either immigrants or children of immigrants, today the figure is about 8%. The issue of creating a society in which people of varying religions, colors and ethnic heritages has long been at the center of how to recognize differences while creating a sense of unity. I laugh when Americans today worry about Hispanic children in schools who come from parents who do not speak English. In my immigrant neighborhood, the merchants like my pop who had a butcher store spoke Yiddish, not English to their customers. Multiply by a factor of ten if you seek to compare the issue of multiculturalism in 1914 with that of today.

So, what happened to we children of immigrants? We joined the army and helped win World War II. We joined the Army and fought in Korea. We got jobs, we invented things, we help create new industries like television and we wound up living in neighborhoods with those who in our childhood were the enemy. Fight to ensure equality for all, but every so often take a deep breath and recognize that times have changed, are changing and will continue to change. The United States of America, for all its failures to aid those at the bottom and those seeking equality HAS made a few strides. Again, what has changed is simply not enough.

John Boehner Has Principles!

We Americans can get on our knees and thank God that John Boehner is ready, willing and able to protect us against the forces of terrorism that were created by the inept policies of one, Barack Obama. At a time when ISIS is murdering people or the nut cases in Nigeria are kidnapping and killing, as far as John is concerned the greatest threat to the American people are those who enter America in order to pick our crops and clean up our dirt. John and his merry group of nut cases in the House of Representatives have passed a bill to provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security as long as they ensue no money goes to handle illegal immigrants. I do realize that few reading this have the historical understanding possessed by House Republicans who are convinced some illegal immigrant kids pose the real threat to the survival of the American nation.

The US Senate can not get support to pass a similar bill and wants to pass two bills, one that funds DHS and one that deals with children. According to John: “I’m waiting for the Senate to act on the bill.” So, come Friday, less money for DHS and fewer working to deal with terrorism. Sheldon Aldeson and the billionaires are happy, they will get tax cuts and when one has a billion, the fear of terrorists is not central to life. Republican congressman John Fleming wants America to know, “To cave in on this point, I think our leadership sees real danger in doing that.”

Welcome to America one and all terrorists. Just don’t allow them Hispanic kids to enter!