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.

Bibi Never Gives UP

It is understandable that Bibi Netanyahu is upset because the good old days when American forces fought and died in Iraq is no longer possible. Bibi is a fighter who never gives up regardless of the fact the guy he is fighting wants to end violence and work for peace. Of course, Bibi and his buddies in Congress are convinced that Iranians can not be trusted and the only land in the Middle East which can is ISRAEL. So, examine the record:

Israel launched an attack in 1956 against Egypt until told to stand down by President Eisenhower–a Republican.

Israel launched an attack in 1967 and won the Six Day War.

Israel invaded Lebanon in the 1980s

Israel has four times invaded the Gaza Strip.

And, violent Iran: IT HAS NEVER INVADED A MIDDLE EASTERN NATION.

Anyway, Yuval Steinitz, Israel minister strategic affairs said that military action is possible against Iran. “It was on the table. It is still on the table. It’s going to remain on the table.”More words of peace from Israel.

Republicans On Middle East

The attack upon Barack Obama continues as members of the Republican party and their media source, Fox News, continue to insist that whatever has happened in the Middle East is the result of blunders on the part of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Examine the record:

1. ISIS was created due to mistakes by President Obama. He refused to recognize this organization as an important development.

Reality: Actually, some truth to this charge, when ISIS arose, Obama did not recognize what it represented. He thought it was simply another version of al-Qaeda.

2. Obama failed to maintain US troops in Iraq.

Reality: He refused to allow US troops because the government of Prime Minister Maliki really did not want them to remain and refused to accept a condition that Americans would not be tried in Iraq courts. Imagine what Fox News would do if US troops could be placed on trial in an Iraq court?

3. Fox News and SOME REPUBLICANS insist we need “troops on the ground.”

Reality: Every poll reveals the American people oppose this action. And, this feeling is shared by Republicans such as Rand Paul.

Reality: We are living in the aftermath of the blunder of invading Iraq. We will live with this action for several more years.

Yemen Blues

Fighting continues in Yemen but to understand what is going on one must have a scorecard. Let me explain:

1. Former President Saleh who we once considered to be one of the good guys is now viewed as one of the bad guys.

2. We do not like al-Qaeda whose forces are in Yemen.

3. The Shiite sect Houthis hate al-Qaeda.

4. But the Houthis overthrew the government of President Hadi.

5. We like President Hadi.

6. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations like Egypt do not like the Houthis.

7. So, everyone is bombing everyone else.

If you understand what is going on, please let me know.

We Are Surrounded!

The election in Israel is over and Bibi Netanyahu is still the prime minister. There is one thing that is certain in life, leaders of Israel will shout to the rooftops that there nation is surrounded and therefore it is imperative to take the first step in defense by attacking Gaza. IN 2013 this Muslim entity was invaded by Israel causing the death of 39 and the wounding of 3,964. In 2014 Gaza was invaded which resulted in the death of 2,314 and the wounding of 17,124. As you will recall this invasion originated because some Muslim men murdered three innocent Jewish boys. It only stands to reason and fairness that if three Jews are murdered, then 2,000 Muslims must be killed including 1600 innocent men, women and children. I usually get many Jews upset because of my refusal to buy into the chant that innocent Israel is surrounded by Arab states that only seek to kill each and every Jew in that land. Examine the record:

Egypt has not fought a war in nearly forty years and its army lacks the capability to challenge the IDF.

Jordan can hardly keep under control its minority which is composed of Palestinians.

Lebanon lacks any armed force although it does have Hamas and thousands of missiles. An attack on Israel would unleash the full force of the IDF.

Saudi Arabia has never fought a war against any major power.

Syria?

Iraq?

Israel has 80 atomic bombs including submarines that can fire nuclear weapons.

What was that again about being “surrounded?”

Once More Into Gaza?

For over two decades American foreign policy has been based upon the foreign policy of Israel when it comes to analyzing the situation in the Middle East. Heck, liberals like Bill Maher buy into the Israel claim they are surrounded by evil forces, and the center of this evil coalition is based in Gaza. This small piece of land has repeatedly been invaded by Israel forces and thousands of people have been murdered, oops, let me be politically correct, killed. In the last invasion fewer than 80 Israelis died, and about 2,200 people in Gaza died. Yes, there are PEOPLE in Gaza. A major problem in Gaza is that its Hamas leaders lack any sense of reality about how to proceed upon the road to peace. They continue buying into the Israel claim that Hamas has the resources to fight against Israel.

The Hamas Qassam Brigade, the Islamic Palestinian Jihad and other such groups are getting ready to send some more missiles into Israel and thus enable Israel to send in its air force and army so that another 2000 innocent people can be killed. Oh, they are building tunnels. Here is the reality:

The combined forces of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Hamas, do NOT threaten Israel. In the first place, neither of these “armies” have the slightest desire to fight against Israel. Oh, Israel has EIGHTY ATOMIC BOMBS!

It is time for Hamas to confront reality — they will not defeat Israel. It is time for Israel to confront reality –they are not surrounded by evil forces seeking its destruction!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Denmark, Copenhagen Press: “Hijack Our Future”

We do know who are the hijackers in America, they belong to the Republican party.

France, Connexion: “Be Tough, Smack Kids”

Be wise, never raise a hand against a child.

Canada, Toronto Star: “This Is A Good Steak”‘

I’ll stake my reputation on this comment.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “Anti Boko Haram Force”‘

Guys, let’s not go bonkers on this one.

Sweden, Local: “Eternal Kid”

My dream at age 84

Mr, Dermer, It’s Time To Depart

There are common rules that all diplomats who have been assigned as ambassadors to foreign nations are expected to respect. They must always remember the post of ambassador demands that the individual stay out of the internal politics of the host nation. The Israel Ambassador to the United States of America, Mr.Ron Dermer, has for years been a friend of Republicans and does not like the Democratic Party of America. There is no problem with an ambassador having opinions, but he is a guest and thus if he breaks rules of the diplomatic trade can be sent packing and returned to his native land. Ron Dermer broke every single rule of the role of ambassador. An ambassador is allowed to talk with members of the opposition party in a nation. But, the ambassador is NOT allowed to negotiate with these people about foreign policy.

If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is really sorry for his remarks he will immediately recall his ambassador to the United States and dispatch someone who minds his own business and stays out of American politics. This would signal a sign that Bibi intends to behave and seek to work with American leaders. Sorry Bibi, but neither you nor your ambassador are American citizens and you are guests in our land!

Outside Tikrit

As a child I learned the story of the Alamo when a handful of brave Americans held off the large Mexican army for several days before being overwhelmed and killed. Today, outside the city of Tikrit in northern Iraq there area about 1,000 members of ISIS hold up inside the city and ready to die for their cause, just as did the Americans at the Alamo. Apparently, there are over 25,000 soldiers in the Iraq army and nmow they have an opportunity to defeat 1,000 of the bad guys. During the initial stage of this battle, the good guys did advance and now they have cornered the bad guys. Apparently, the good guys appear stalled and they are hesitating about banging away into the main city. Reports indicate the bad guys are ready to die and are begging the good guys to come get them.

This story is repeated time after time. Bad guys ready to die, and good guys ready to hold off from being brave. There is no question that bad guys in the Middle East BELIEVE in their cause. They are ready to go to heaven or wherever good guys posing as bad guys wind up. Iraqi forces have now summoned the US air force to blast away. There is no question they will send thousands of missiles and bombs into Tikrit. The real question is why do the good guys lack determination in this struggle. It is clear that until members of the Iraq army come to believe in their cause, such hesitation will continue. Who knows, perhaps in this case the guys inside the Alamo will survive!

Mystery Of Jeb Bush email

Another day, another email mystery is in the news. It appears that while governor of Florida Jeb Bush had a secret email account known as jeb@gen.com. As of this hour, no one knows what the email was used for and why it has previously not been reported. Hillary has her Benghazi and Jeb has his secret email. So,what is in this mysterious email?

1. Most probably it has a direct link to the Koch brothers and their money.

2. Or, it could be linked to Jeb’s secret lover, Sarah Palin.

3. Or, it could mean that Barack Obama his secret brother. Did you know that his mother had an affair with Barack’s dad? Go ahead, prove my statement to be incorrect!

4. Or, it could be his contact with his gay lover.

I believe anyone who desires to run for President should destroy his email and end the twitter account!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Dog Moves In With Family”

I assume the cat moved out.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “People Lose Faith In Police”

Sorry, this is NOT news.

France, Connexion: “Thousands March Against Health Laws”

At least they are getting some exercise.

China, China Daily: “China Heads Reform Project”

We can expect that many minds will be reformed of bad ideas about democracy.

Russia,Moscow Times: “First President Transplant”

Finally, Putin gets a heart!