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.

So, Why The Girls Of War?

Among the most fascinating events of recent times has been the decision of hundreds, if not thousands of young Muslim females who have decided they wish to become Jihad Brides and help their brothers in the Middle East. For the most part these girls are from middle class families and, in many cases, have been excellent students in school. But, they, suddenly abandon school, their families, and their communities in order to take a plane ride to the Middle East. These Jihadi Brides share some common attitudes:

1. They are, for the most part, teenagers.

2. They make contact with Islamic terrorist groups on social media.

3. They seek sexual contact with terrorists. They want to marry and have children with these warriors.

4. They seek to adhere to Sharia law and its demands for obedience to their men.

5. They want to abandon their female freedom in order to become an obedient wife.

6. They apparently seek a man who is strong, who is virile and who will dominate them.

7. They want to become a devout Muslim who adheres to old traditions rather than modern ones.

They are girls seeking meaning in their lives and that meaning entails death and destruction!

Oh Dem Muslims!

Something appears to happen to any member of the Republican party when asked about those “Muslims.” Senator Rand Paul, ordinarily is sort of a decent guy, but on his recent appearance on the Jon Stewart show, the magic word was posed to him-Muslims. Stewart asked his opinion on the desire by Muslims to build a mosque near ground zero of the 9-11 site. So, Rand just had to demonstrate that he was a man who opposed giving into Muslim terrorists. “When they told me that they were going to build a mosque at 9-111, I was horrified. If you want to march down the street and you’re part of the KKK, I’m horrified by that and object to that. I think it is a really, really, bad idea to build a mosque at the 9-11 site.”

I guess as a Jew it is a bad, bad, idea for Christians to build a church in New York City where there are a lot of Jews. After all, it was CHRISTIANS who implemented the Holocaust, and if one Christian took part in that horrible event, then ALL CHRISTIANS are responsible! What the hell do Muslims in America have to do with 9-11? No one has blamed all Christians for the horrors that daily occurred on that continent. Sorry, Rand, you must learn to hold your tongue when someone asks about MUSLIMS!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer comments on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

American leaders always accuse others of sponsoring terrorism, how about looking in the mirror?

I wonder if there is a stage that will hold all Republicans seeking the presidential nomination?

With only one woman, Carly Fiorina, we need Sarah Palin back on the stage of stupidity.

I promise to pray for our wealthy folks in order to prove that I am a good American.

Bikers riot and kill, and they are handled without firing a 134 bullets, I wonder why?

Fox News news, white is right, black is bad!

I’m for Bernie Sanders for president

The Mouth That Roars Nonsense!

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again is roaring with nonsense when it comes to the Middle East. Listen to this latest example: “As horrific as ISIS is, once Iran, the prime terrorist state of our time, acquires nuclear weapons, it will be a hundred, times more dangerous, a thousand times more dangerous anymore destructive than ISIS.” He warns that filling the coffers of Iran with “billions of dollars to pursue its aggression” will lead to endless wars. Let’s examine the record:

1. The Army of Iran has never left the borders of Iran on any aggressive venture.

2. Since 1980, the IDF has left the borders of Israel to attack other areas in the Middle East.

3. Under the administration of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld the United States has spent over a TRILLION DOLLARS in pursuit of destabilizing the Middle East and creating terrorist groups.

4. When it comes to fostering terrorism the USA is the leading nation of our time.

Yes, Bibi, the nation of Iran DOEs sponsor terrorists. But, when it comes to sponsoring the rise of terrorism, Iran is a distant fifth in the Middle East.

How about gazing in the mirror and wondering if Israel could try some new approaches to peace? Yes, Bibi, the road to peace is long and difficult, but it is the only road we have. As British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said: “Jaw, Jaw, not war, war.”

Erdogan: Who Are You??

Turkish President Recep Erdogan is very angry. He has increasingly gained more and more power in the Turkish government and has reached the point where any, and I mean, any, criticism of what he does is an act of terrorism against his rule. He did begin years ago as a reformer seeking to end power of the Turkish military to overthrow governments, and he successfully has gained control of those men. But, something happened along the road toward creating a Turkish democracy. Power, Power, is now the only issue in his mind. An editorial in The New York Times which was critical of his policies toward journalists has sent Erdogan on a furious denial campaign. The Times said: “Mr. Erdogan appears increasingly hostile to truth telling.” Gee, those are fighting words. Erdogan responded: “Who are you? Can you write such a thing against the United States administration?”

The answer is: YES. At this moment in time the nation of Turkey is holding dozens of journalists in jail for writing what the New York Times writes every day. In a democracy, the government does not decide what is “truth telling.

Rand Paul Dilemma

There are moments when Senator Rand Paul comes across as a fighter for the rights of Americans. He has consistently opposed the rise of government authority to engage in surveillance of what Americans write or read. Every administration during the past twenty years has engaged in investigating possible “terrorist” actions by just reading what those of us who are not terrorist write in the normal process of living. The great American myth is that checking the private lives of Americans is a necessary step in the great crusade against terrorism. So, Senator Rand Paul is fighting this seemingly endless disruption of human rights in America.

However, this fighter for human rights is completely oblivious to the human rights of poor people, of those without health insurance. He has narrowed the definition of “human rights” to a single aspect of the role of government-what we read and write. Has he ever considered the right of people to eat? Has he ever considered the right of people to have access to health insurance? He cares about the right to be free from government interference in our private lives. But, he still only regards the rights of wealthy folk to keep their money as THE most important right in America!

Bibi Says “Thank You”

During the past year, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been shouting to the American Congress and the American people that the black dude who sits in the Oval Office hates Jews and hates Israel. I have endured one conversation after another with Jews in which they insist Barack Obama hates Jews and hates Israel. Of course, under his administration Israel has been given funding for the “Dome” which destroys missiles headed toward Israel and this country has been given over FIFTEEN BILLION DOLLARS FOR THEIR DEFENSE! This apparently is a demonstration of HATRED. Anyway, Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu informed the world that he wants to give a special thanks to Obama and Kerry for their deep support for Israel.

So, what led to the change of heart? The UN is discussing authorizing the Secretary General to investigate creation of a nuclear free zone in the Middle East. Oops, that poses a problem for Israel since it is the ONLY nation in the Middle East which has atomic bombs. It is estimated Israel has at least 80 atomic bombs. Oops, Israel refuses to allow UN inspectors into its atomic facilities. Bibi is happy that John Kerry blocked UN efforts to create a nuclear free zone in the Middle East.

So the men who hate Israel are now protecting Israel. Such is life.

World In CHAOS!

It has now become a must statement on Fox News that the sky is falling and CHAOS reigns around the world since Barack Obama became our president. Most scholars of international relations believe the current era of human kind is among the most peaceful in the history of this planet, but Fox News insists that violence is growing due to failure of President Obama to send in the troops in order to reduce violence. I trust you remember when the great President George Bush sent in the troops to end violence in the Middle East. As I recall, in the year 2001 there was not a single war going on in the Middle East. And, the war in Afghanistan was over with Russian troops having left. Oh, there were some dictators, but there was not a single war going on in this region in the year, 2001.

Examine the present:

There is not a major conflict occurring on the continent of Asia. There are some guerrilla forces opposing governments in Thailand and Myanmar, but no other conflict.

The only conflict in Latin America is in Columbia where guerrilla forces are currently engaged in negotiations with the government to end the conflict. Mexico is a basket case of violence, but the fight is between drug lords and the government. But, no other Latin American violence.

There is not a single war in Europe except for the conflict in Ukraine. This conflict involves a few thousand and dozens of people die each month, but this is not a major conflict.

There are conflicts in Nigeria in which a few thousand Boko Haram nut cases rape and murder. Aside from some conflicts over who is the president of a nation, there are no major wars on the African continent except for northern regions like Libya.

So, where is the chaos? Believe it or not the only major conflicts in the world are in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya. None of these conflicts arose during the administration of a Democrat as President.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Norway, Norway Post: “Iceland Top On Happiness Poll”

Hugging another makes sense when it is cold and sex sure makes even more sense!

Sweden, Local: “Deer Hits Car”

We are pleased to inform you the deer is recovering in a hospital.

USA, NY Post: “What Not To Say”

In America, if you want nice things said about you on Fox News, never say a word in defense of Food Stamps!

Japan, Japan Times: “Dangerous Farce”

The US Congress?

UK, Guardian: “Boat Sinking Operation”

See the refugees, sink the boat!

On The Death Penalty

I confess the issue of a death penalty has always resulted in confusion about the issue. There are moments when I urged killing the terrible murderer, and there are moments when I do not believe we should kill, OK, we never employ the word, “murder” the person who had murdered. The European Union has abolished the death penalty, but in Hungary, its right wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban is urging return of the death penalty to Hungary. I doubt if murder is among the key issues in that land, but it is clear that hating Romas, who all too often wind up being convicted of crimes such as murder, IS an issue for him. According to Orban when speaking about the ban on the death penalty: “not everything is inscribed in stone. These rules are created by men and can therefore be changed by men. This is freedom, this is democracy.”

OK, a law can be changed. But, what have we learned about the death penalty. We know those who wind up on Death Row are from poor people. Not a single person in America who was executed for a crime during the twentieth century was a millionaire. Heck, it is doubtful if anyone could be termed to have come from the upper level of the middle class. Reality is that anyone who winds up dead for a crime was a poor person. That point alone, forces me to oppose the death penalty.