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.

Saudi Arabia And Terrorism

The King of Saudi Arabia is dead and there is now a new king. Naturally, American leaders flocked to Saudi Arabia in order to extend best wishes and hope the new King will continue the policies of the old King. Really? Does the United States really desire continuation of Saudi Arabian policies which have played an important role in creating the mess of Muslim terrorism? For example:

1. Saudi Arabia funded the madrassas schools which educate Muslim boys to hate the West.

2. Saudi money was proved to the Taliban during its early days.

3. Saudi money was given to the fight against the Russians in Afghanistan and thus help destabilize that nation.

4. Name a terrorist and it is certain that at some point he received funds from Saudi Arabia.

In simple English, Saudi Arabia has been the greatest source of funding terrorism in the Muslim world. Yeah, just continue your policies!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: Talking In English Baffles Swedes”

Big deal, talking in Swedish is not any English we Americans understand.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Some Mumble In Beer”

I much prefer mumbled beer talk than sober Republican blather.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Minors Flee Denmark”

OK with me as long as they do not flee to the Middle East.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Spread Your Wings”

We are in for some rocky months since Republicans are in town!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Pickpockets Reduced In Half”

Now, if we can reduce Putin’s pickpocketing Russia could end its crime wave.

I Don’t Understand?

I DO understand the hesitation of the Obama administration to send arms into the Middle East which might result in arming the wrong people. I do understand the decision to arm the government of Iraq in order to halt the spread of ISIS. I DO understand the hesitation in sending weapons into Syria. But, I simply do NOT understand the hesitation to arm the people of Ukraine who are fighting against forces that are supplied by the Soviet Union, oops apology, I meant Russia. There is no doubt that thousands of Russian soldiers are fighting alongside separatists and they posses modern weapons. So, why the hesitation to send guns and ammunition to the forces that defend Ukraine?

President Obama is now reconsidering his opposition to send such weapons. There is a chance weapons will be heading to Ukraine. The only questions is why the delay? These are the moments when one wonders about the leadership abilities of Barack Obama?

Blame It On CIA, Who Else?

Those who are under the age of 35 inhabit a world in which the CIA or GOVERNMENT are always engaged in some sort of nefarious activity. They are convinced that GOVERNMENT is always the culprit for spying or aiding secret terrorist groups. The problem is that GOVERNMENT IS the culprit in all too many cases. Russian Chechen leader, Ramzan Kkadyou insists that the CIA is really behind such groups as ISIS or book Haram. “Young people have said that fakek profiles vacated by western intelligence agencies have conducted work for attracting young people into terrorist organizations.” In other words, the CIA is attracting young people into ISIS as part of their plot to destroy ISIS. IN other words, behind each terrorist organization are some CIA agents engaged in a great plot to destroy those very same terrorist groups!

Conspiracy theories are great. Actually, in SOME cases they are the truth. But, it is easier to concoct a conspiracy theory than to actually carry out the conspiracy.

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

Some rub eyes with palm of hand.

I experience guilt being alone in a booth.

In the end we do not know where we are going.

There is a time and place for a time and place.

I record what others do not.

Mama at supper always said, “so enjoy.”

Some are so happy with a full mouth of food.

Our lives are complicated by self inflicted goals.

At age 84 I am not in a hurry about anything.

Some walk with hands stiffly by side.

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.”