Category Archives: Iraq War

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.

From Gaza To Beirut?

The nation of Israel is currently engaged in an election to determine which political party will gain power. If there is one thing that inspires Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to flex his muscles is the advent of an election. After all, he saved Israel from the hordes of Muslim fanatics who were ready to swarm out of Gaza and take over Israel. A missile hit an Israel military vehicle near the border of Lebanon which definitely poses an immediate threat to the existence of the state of Israel. The prime minister issued a warning to one and all. “I suggest that all those who are challenging us on our northern border remember what happened in Gaza.” At least Bibi is clear about his intentions. There were hundreds of missiles fired from Gaza and that resulted in actions leaving over 2,000 Muslims dead and thousands of homes destroyed. So, what is the result of firing A missile?

We can expect some form of military action from Israel. This event allows Bibi to once again pose as the savior of Israel from some horrible end. Let me make clear that any nation has a right to defend itself against attacks. As of this moment, there is no danger in the north to the nation of Israel. The solution to war is the table of peace and talks and honest negotiation. THAT is the salvation of Israel!!

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

Mystery of Life: Why do people adorn bodies with Tattoos?

At age 84 I increasingly stumble when walking.

There comes a point in life when all one can say is, “that’s life”

Pain in a heel ensures that one walks with difficulty.

Fear not the dawn, it just signifies another day of work.

I so miss running.

Our government increasingly resembles the gang that could not shoot straight.

For some, mother is in the face of the daughter.

Unfortunately, for some the body of mom is the body of daughter.

Some slap knee when others depart.

Time To Talk With Syrian Government?

The Foreign Minister of Denmark has suggested that is time to enter discussions with the brutal dictator of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad in order to move toward ending the horror that is known as the war in that land. During World War II, England and America formed an alliance with Soviet Russia’s dictator, Joseph Stalin. Why? They decided that Adolf Hitler and the German army were the greatest threats to the safety of the world. Stalin had murdered at least ten million of his own people, but as English Prime Minister Winston Churchill told a reporter who wondered why this staunch anti-Communist would ally with the Russian monster, “Sir, I would make an alliance with the Devil himself if it meant the survival of England.” Are there times when nations forge alliances with horrible leaders?

Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard made it clear: “it is obvious that Syria’s future needs to be negotiated.” So, how about shaking hands with the Devil and seek to end the daily murders in Syria which only result in more power for Islamic terrorists like ISIS? Sorry, we have to negotiate with Assad. The only way to end evil may require shaking hands with evil.

Any other suggestion on how to end the conflict in Syria?

Horror Of Guantanamo Lives On

As you may recall we are a democratic nation which adheres to principles of justice and humanity. You may recall that incoming President Barack Obama promised to end the brutality that had been created by the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld trio who established a prison in Guantanamo in our part of Cuba. Of course, the rest of Cuba is controlled by communists who hate the rule of law and social justice. I assume since Americans were on Cuban soil what else could they do but behave like Communists running another gulag. Mohamedou Ould Slahi has spent the past twelve years in that inferno we call a “prison.” Yes, in the 1990s he did work for jihad in Afghanistan when that land was controlled by the Soviet Union. Of course, so was the CIA which funded Muslim jihad against the enemy of America. He was captured and since that day has never been charged with any crime. He has never seen a piece of evidence that links him with al-Qaeda. He has endured torture and brutality at the hands of those in the employ of President Obama, you know, the dude who was taught constitutional law!

US District Court Judge Jamews Robertson ordered the release of Mr. Slahi but Attorney General Eric Holder simply requested to appeal that verdict which means more years of delay. Mr. Slahi has just released his diary of brutality and abuse. When did it become part of the American story to torture and abuse people? What has happened to our nation and its standards of Law?

State Of The Union Not Universally Greeted

President Barack Obama gave a speech before members of the United States Congress and he apparently failed to gain support for his ideas from members of the body. Most Republicans are very upset because the dude from Africa did not get on his knees and promise to obey the dictates of Republican leaders. Most were furious because at no time during his speech did the President admit his party had lost the past election and they had won it. After all, if your party wins an election the other party should at least admit defeat and promise to do what you desire. After all, after Obama won the 2008 election, members of the Republican party met to plan how they would obstruct anything this man desired. There were no words about, “we lost the election so now we have to cooperate with the party that won it.” The fury of Republican complaints about the speech are simply ludicrous given the history of refusal on the part of that party to cooperate about anything during the past six years!

Oh, Senator Marco Rubio went into another of his angry outbursts about extending diplomatic relations with Cuba. After all, if a policy that has been in place for seventy years and has failed to change the government of Cuba it is certainly no time to make changes. All Marco wants is another seventy years of failure. OK the speech is finished, there was absolutely not way that anything stated by the President would have resulted in compliments from his opponents. Of course, if he had gone to his knees and promised to do what they said, most probably Republicans would have blasted him for not being humble enough.

The speech is over and it is time to begin the gridlock of doing nothing.

By the way, fewer than 40% of Americans actually voted in the past election. So, there is NO evidence “the American people support the Republican party.”

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

A boss at a meeting speaks with the voice of truth.

Sometimes the short road takes a long time to reach a desired destination.

On arriving late one must wave hands in greeting.

To write is to live forever.

If I wipe the table clean then I am a job destroyer.

Old time gangsters were more interesting than modern gangsters.

I dislike looking up to tall men. Makes me feel short.

In my childhood I wore a white tee shirt in the summer.

Sometimes, to glance backwards is to see ahead.

One must accept with grace the reality there are things we will never know.

Je Suis Fred, I Been Hacked

Sorry for not being around the past few weeks but someone decided that my blog was bothering them. Had to get some techs to get me back on line. I have no idea who is angry at me, but I am damned proud that someone is furious at what I write. Anyway, the world goes on and so do I. At age 84 my life experience is that anything can happen and the only response is to smile and simply go on with your life.

1. I have been called a “self hating Jew” by some Jews.

2. I have been told by some Muslims that I insult the Prophet.

3. I have been told that I am a Communist.

4. I have been told that I am a Socialist–actually, this is who I am.

5. I do not know any Republican who likes me. Well, this proves that I am doing something right in my life.

On with the show of life in all its absurdity!

THINGS THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN IN 2015

Following are events that will not occur in 2015.

1. George Bush will not announce that he is running for vice president on a ticket headed by brother, Jeb.

2. Barack Obama will not end his aloofness attitude as president.

3. Chris Christie will not weigh in at 180 pounds.

4. Sarah Palin will not be shown at a Homeless shelter hugging one of those dirty kids.

5. Justice Scalia will not support continuance of the Affordable Care Act.

6. New York Mayor de Blasio will not be shot by a cop.

7. We will go an entire year without a single story about police shooting an unarmed black male.

8. Some app will got appshit.

9. Vladimir Putin will be shown hugging a gay man.

10. Fox News will run an expose about the growing disparity in America between the wealthy and middle class.

You have my word on these non-events!

Drone Always Gets Its Target

For some reason, a cop who is standing about ten feet from some man without a gun can not fire his weapon and hit a leg or arm, he has to blast away at the heart. So, it is good news that a drone up in the sky can not only spot a person in a house and deliver a blast that tears apart the house without damaging the silverware or even slightly wounding another person. According to our experts, there are few times when a drone hits an innocent person. Over the weekend in Pakistan an American drone fired away and killed 31 militants. NO, it did not kill “some,” it killed exactly 31 militants. If you doubt this accuracy, just ask the drone. You see, the drone can see all very clearly, and just by gazing at a face it knows which of these Muslim dudes is the extremist one who has a date with death today. So, who am I to doubt that exactly 31 “militants” died in this raid.

I assume when these “accurate” attacks take place there is no innocent person sleeping in the corner of the room. Nor, when the bomb blasts the room, it does not disturb the baby sleeping in a crib just a room away. Every independent study of drone attacks has uncovered evidence that HUNDREDS of innocent people have been killed by drone attacks. Perhaps, if drones are so accurate they can be placed in charge of training police how to hit an arm or leg rather than a heart?

Jeb Seeks The Bush Of Power

I am certain that in 2008 when George Bush left the oval office, the vast majority of Americans, Republican and Democrat, assumed this was the end of the Bush era. We breathed a sigh of relief that George and his war would become events of the past, and it was time to enter a new era. The very thought of four more years of Bush as President was not in the minds of the American people. Well, eight years have passed, John McCain and Mitt Romney took their shot at becoming president and never hit the bull’s eye. We were left with the black dude from Africa who had some interesting ideas, but lacked any grasp of how to perform as a beloved leader of the nation. So, guess who is now on the political horizon? JEB BUSH! His mother originally opposed her son seeking the prize that had been won by dad and brother, but she has now come around to the prospect of another boy in the white House.

Jeb has resigned from all those Boards of Director positions that provide one with gobs of money without having anything to do but collect the dough. Jeb is now ready to present himself as “just another American guy” who only seeks to help his fellow Americans. OK, so he has a few bucks, OK, so he spends his time with billionaires, at heart, he is simply, Jeb, the guy you would have a beer with at the pub. I await with glee Ted Cruz and the Tea Party taking aim at this ordinary man.