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US Never Had Middle Eastern Foreign Policy

The foreign policy tragedy of the Obama administration is that it never developed a foreign policy for the Middle East. Symbolically the comment by President Obama as to his policy toward ISIS was, ” I do not have a strategy.” His problems in the Middle East began years before that statement. Does he even today have a Middle East foreign policy. In fairness, he inherited a mess from President Bush, and never figured out what he wanted to accomplish in this region of the world. Examine the reality of the Middle East.

1. The most important military centers are in Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and Algeria. Only these nations have armies.

2. Poverty is the most important driving force in this region.

3. Well educated young people lack work. This results in them winding up working with jihadist groups.

4. The unresolved problem of Palestinians hovers over the region. It is a source of anger and violence.

5. President Assad was a wild card who hated militants of the Muslim religion.

At no point did the Obama administration:

1. Address the economic realities of this area of the world. Economic aid was crucial. NO “Marshall Plan” was ever offered to the region.

2. Some form of military alliance between Turkey, Egypt and Algeria might have created an armed force that could handle militants.

3. The issue of Israel HAD to be addressed. It never was.

In other words, a Mediterranean Marshall Plan just might have won over young educated Muslims in the region. The key element of the original Marshall Plan was -no money without cooperation between nations seeking funds.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “French, A Language Of Love”

L’amour, toujours!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “No Hard Feelings”

These words will never pass the lips of John Boehner when speaking with Obama.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Jihadists Banned From UK For Two Years”

After that, please engage in jihadist actions.

UK Guardian: “Why Mosquitoes Bite Humans”

Who would turn down free blood?

Russia, Moscow Times: “McDonald’s Reopens In Moscow”

Was there a bare chested man who was first on line?

Let’s Have An Impeachment!

John Boehner and the Republican party have spent the past four years with one goal in mind— prevent President Obama from being able to pass any law that deals with a real issue in America. From day one of the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012, Republicans have been united in their refusal to cooperate in solving problems in America. Our infrastructure is in desperate need of repair, but to pass laws that would allow construction of bridges or roads violates Republican principles that only inertia is the solution. They were rewarded for this behavior by huge gains in the past election. Emperor Obama just announced his plan to allow four million aliens to remain in America. Imagine a President who announced an Executive Action! Oh, it would be easier to list an American President who did NOT announce an Executive Action. All American presidents made such announcements including Saint Ronald Reagan who allowed millions of illegal Mexican migrants to remain!

According to Saint John Boehner, “with this action, the President has chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms. Gee, was I asleep these past four years? Did I miss Republican bills that would deal with immigration reform? OK, the new drama is for Republicans to devote the next year with plans of impeachment of the President for doing exactly what prior Republican Presidents did. I await Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, yelling about “immigrants.” The drama of it all. Republican goals- gridlock for another two years.

The Cosby Tragedy

I spent my middle years watching the Bill Cosby show which depicted an ordinary Negro family as it spent their daily life. The show was funny, ironic, and just plain normal. The point of the Bill Cosby show was to prove to white America that a Negro family could be just as normal as the average white clan. Children committed normal acts of silliness and there was always dad and mom to correct them. The essence of the Cosby show is that normality was as normal among Negroes as among whites. Regardless of the problem, dad Bill had a solution that invariably entailed a humorous comment. So, the typical white family came to believe that Negroes were just like them.

Recent allegations of the sexual predator who is known as Bill Cosby are very confusing to the average American. He was such an icon of NORMALITY that to now know that he was a normal sexual nut case leaves one gasping for breath. Among the dozen or so women who now insist that he forced himself upon them, Angela Lewis charged that he forced his hand above her hand and made it rub his penis. He needed a massage. The statue of limitations has run out so Bill will not be compelled to be in a court defending himself. Such is life in America, where everything is now, NORMAL.

Emperor Obama Has Spoken!

It was simply a matter of time before Emperor Barack Obama finally revealed his desire to end freedom as we know it in America, and impose martial law. Sorry, he did not order the arrest of Republican leaders, no, he did not shut down Fox News, no, Ted Cruz is still shouting and screaming in Texas about “those people.” The Emperor spoke last night on television and revealed that he has no respect for the Constitution. President Obama finally came out in support of immigrants to this nation. He spoke about illegal Mexicans who had come to America in search of work an freedom. You know, just like YOUR ANCESTORS who came to America in search of freedom and work.

Obama spoke from his heart. He made clear that “we are a nation that tolerates the hypocrisy of a system where persons who pick our fruit, and make our bed have a chance to get right with the law. Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents?” He has now offered about four million illegal immigrants an opportunity to become legal citizens. Naturally, Republicans are up in arms over the concept of Executive action. Lets examine the record.

1. Republican President Ronald Reagan issued a similar Executive action during his administration. NO Republican threat to impeach. After all, that was an act by Saint Reagan.

2. Just about every American President has issued such Executive Actions.

3. During World War II, President Roosevelt sent 120,000 Japanese American citizens to camps, and no one spoke about impeachment.

Unfortunately, the game of impeachment has begun. We urge Republicans to pursue this game.

So, Who Are The Violent Folk In Israel?

Anyone who has studied the history of the Middle East since the creation of the state of Israel is quite aware that during the past sixty odd years, Arab nations have repeatedly muffed opportunity after opportunity to resolve their conflict with Israel on reasonable terms. Of course, there also have been groups in Israel which have no desire for peace with Palestinians unless their opponents completely accept their ideas. There is no doubt Palestinians have resorted to violence in order to end their conflict with Israel. I regret to inform those supporting the state of Israel, that violence has also been a weapon of that government. Homes of Palestinians have been blown up, campaigns in Gaza resulted in the death of thousands of Palestinians along with the death of dozens of Israelis. Neither side can bask in the glory of always being on the side of peace.

Two Palestinians brutally murdered four rabbis in a synagogue. Of course, twenty years ago a Jew entered a mosque and machined gunned to death over twenty Muslims engaged in the act or prayer. That person today is regarded as a “hero” by some Israelis. When it comes to “violence” each side has a case to be made that their opponents are violent people. The Israel Shin Bet secret service claims there is a plot to murder Avigdor Lieberman. I do not doubt the existence of such a plot. He is a controversial individual and has angered Palestinians by his violent words of anger toward them.

The time has come to cease arguing as to which side is, “violent,” and get down to the issue of how to end VIOLENCE! This would require patience, and lots of compromise on the part of both sides.

No Dark Days For Russia

Vladimir Putin regards himself as the world’s leader in fighting against the forces of multiculturalism since when a nation that regards itself as a bastion of whiteness allows those of other shades of skin to reside within their midst, what else is the prospect other than racial disorder? He is the man on guard at the bridge of whiteness standing tall with a machine gun ready to blast away at any dark skinned person seeking to cross over into the beloved white land of Mother Russia. Let me makes clear that Mother Russia only had white kids, even in far off Siberia.

Putin informed the world about the greatest menace to European civilization. “In the modern world, extremism is being used as a geopolitical instrument and for remaking spheres of influence. We see that the tragic consequences, the wave of so called color revolutions led to. For us, this is a lesson and warning. We must do everything necessary so that nothing like that ever happens in Russia.” In other words, if your skin is black, stay out of White Russia!

Finally, Pakistan Deals With Rape Victims

The “nation” of Pakistan over the past sixty years has gradually, but consistently, become a dysfunctional state of anarchy and madness. In its origin there were educated leaders seeking to create a modern secular focused nation that would adhere to the Muslim religion, but also respect people of other faiths. They wanted to create a MODERN nation that would adhere to ideas regarding the role of women in society. Instead of that dream becoming reality, the dream has been transformed into a nightmare of ancient ideas running rampant. During the past eight years in Pakistan, at least 3000 women have been murdered by their relatives because of allegedly “immoral behavior” that violated family “honor.”

Finally, a Pakistani Court has imposed the death sentence upon the family of Farzana Parveen who was brutally murdered by -father, brother, two cousins– because she married the wrong man. This murder took place outside the gates of the Lahore High Court! Imagine this family beating to death their daughter, their sister, their cousin, in broad daylight in the center of a city! The Court imposed a death sentence upon the group of four. They continue insisting the issue is “honor.” How come a man can marry whomever he desires and it never violates family HONOR?

Idiots Delight In Ferguson, Missouri

The study of history is no longer among the topics that are part of the school curriculum. Oh, this January, there will be speeches about the life of Marin Luther King, a few celebrations, but it is doubtful if teachers will actually devote time to studying his ideas. After all, they do not lend themselves to a tweet. The idea of reading intently, discussing with intelligence, has been replaced by a line that allegedly deals with any topic in the curriculum. So, we tweet in one sentence complex ideas, and assume that we now know all about the idea. Martin Luther King devoted his life to fostering the concept of peaceful civil disobedience. This concept entails accepting the idea of being beaten by police, but refusing to respond with violence. The assumption is that over time, a population will become horrified at the scene of innocent men, women, and children being beaten, and will be ready to rethink their ideas.

A black militia group known as RbG Black Rebels is headed for Ferguson, Missouri in order to lend their ideas of violence to a volatile situation. They are posting rewards for: “We are paying $5K for location of officer Darren Wilson, no joke, no crime, we just wan a get his photo an ask him a few questions.” Oh, they offer $1K for information about members of his family. This is a sick group whose behavior indicates a lack of knowledge about Martin Luther King. They are itching for violence.The only question about these dudes is: how many will die?

“Gunman In Library”

I was raised in the slums of the Bronx, New York City. In my neighborhood, anyone who carried a gun was termed to be “crazy.” As I recall, only “Crazy Sam” won that comment, and when police were on the scene, we made certain that Sam was not. Students at Florida State University were studying in the library when some noticed a student who was not carrying any books, but a gun. One girl tweeted to her mom, “there’s a gunman in the library. I love you.” Fortunately, she is still alive although three other students are in the hospital with bullet wounds. The police soon arrived and blasted away at the gunman. I can just anticipate the National Rifle Association response:

1. Students have a constitutional right to carry guns.

2. If all students in the library had guns, there would have been a shootout in the library, and no cops would have been required to appear.

3. Why isn’t there any place in the library for those with guns to study how to shoot?

We continue with guns. The arguments are now boring because we have members of Congress who fear the NRA more than they do ISIS.

Oh, the gunman is now dead!