Category Archives: Islam

Putin Offers Advice

There is one certainty in life, if one is seeking to read a stupid comment, just dial in to the Moscow Times for the latest statement about life from our Beloved Leader, Vladimir Putin. He so enjoys engaging in verbal judo, at which he considers himself to be a master. The Syrian Foreign Minister, Waid al-Moualem visited Moscow since there are few other capitals that would have a welcome mat for him. Naturally, he received hugs and kisses from Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and the Great Man himself. Putin wanted to make clear to all nations of the world, “we share the view that the main factor driving the situation in the Middle East is the terrorist threat. Russia will support Syria in countering this threat.” Let me get this clear:

1. The initial violence in Syria arose when people wanted human rights.

2. Good buddy Bashar decided the only human rights in Syria belonged to him.

3. Being a close ally of Putin meant that Assad acted like his mentor-kill anyone who dares opposing you!

Such began the madness in Syria, and such remains the madness in Russia for those seeking democratic rights.

Selling Al Qaeda Franchises

Military forces in Yemen stormed a house and freed seven hostages. The hostages had been seized by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an outgrowth of the main organization which is fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt and any other place that will allow them to engage in acts of terrorism. Yemen soldiers insist they freed an American officer who was engaged in training Yemen soldiers. The United States government denies that any US soldier was freed because there are no American forces in that nation. This incident has led me to explore other franchises that might be of benefit to anyone reading this blog.

1. We have a franchise for any terrorist group for the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Plenty of opportunities to engage in mayhem and violence.

2. How about the al-Qaeda franchise to attack McDonald’s establishments in Texas?

3. Then again, how about a franchise to sell Wendy hamburgers to those going on a suicide mission. At least their tummy should be full prior to ceasing to be a tummy.

4. As of this point there is no al-Qaeda branch on Wall Street. Then again, it might be too dangerous for al-Qaeda when they encounter our Wall Street sharp shooters.

5. By the way there is no al-Qaeda organization for pre-schoolers. Care to set one up?

Fire, Fire Burning Bright Into The Night

I am a citizen of the United States of America so there is never a doubt in my mind that when a police officer shoots a black kid, the Grand Jury verdict will conclude the unarmed young man posed a threat to the life of the man who held a gun in his hand. In St. Louis County, the Grand Jury decided that Officer Darren Wilson had every right to kill Michael Brown who lacked any weapons. Let me examine the evidence.

1. It is clear there is a bruise on the neck of Officer Wilson and a bruise on his cheek. It is still unclear whether or not these bruises posed a death potentiality to Wilson.

2. Originally, Michael Brown was walking down the street. All accept that scenario.

3. Officer Wilson initiated the encounter.

Anyway, Michael Brown is dead. Officer Wilson is alive. And the city of Ferguson, Missouri is burning bright. Young men and women are looting liquor stores, they are burning business establishments, hundreds of police are watching these events. For some strange reason the Grand Jury decided to release its findings at 8:00 p.m. when hundreds of people were wandering the streets of Ferguson. Any intelligent person would understand the report should have been released at 8:00 a.m. when everyone was sound asleep. But, this is St.Louis and when it comes to racial prejudice this city takes the prize. I speak from the experience of living in this area for forty years. I am NOT amazed at the stupidity of police failing to protect stores from looters. Police are standing in the streets watching the looting and burning.

The Afermath:

1. Fury in the hearts of those who are black –or white and believe that Officer Wilson was guilty of something.

2. The people of Ferguson have no immediate place to get food or access a drug store.

3. A small band of looters are now happy.

4. No intelligent proposals for peace came from the Grand Jury.

Fire, fire, burn brightly and burn down the lives of innocent people.

Let’s Blow Ourselves Up

It was a pleasant day in the city of Maiduguri which is located in the north-east area of Nigeria. This is an area in Nigeria in which most people are those of the Muslim religion. People were in a market place purchasing food for the day. People were laughing and talking about events in their lives. Little did they realize that the two teen age girls who just entered were more interested in getting into Heaven than getting food for the day. One teen girl shouted something, then pulled a string and blew herself up. People crowded around the three dead women seeking to so something. Just as they sought to aid those who were wounded, the other teen girl began to shout and scream, then pulled a string and blew herself up. By the time she was dead so were 34 innocent Nigerians.

I confess that I am unable to grasp how or why anyone would blow herself up in the cause of something or anything. But, in every religion there are those seeking to become a martyr for something in order to rush the voyage to Death. Unfortunately, we do not awaken from Death. We will never know that Death is simply, Death. And, Death exists here on Earth not up in the sky.

Let’s Declare War!

Senator Rand Paul is a very nice guy. He seeks to be pleasant to black folks, he seeks to present himself as a man with ideas, and he certainly seeks to come across as a man possessing a wide range of views on any and all topics in human events. Just a few years ago, Rand was against American involvement in overseas issues, and promised that if he was elected to something, actually, anything, then peace would reign over America. Yesterday, he opposed overseas adventures. But, alas, then came ISIS. According to Fox News the 25,000 members of ISIS constitute the “greatest threat to the existence of the United States of America than has ever been confronted in history.” Heck, those bad guys could send a missile that might go a hundred miles. Of course, they are 7,000 miles away, but informing the American people of the truth does not lead people to watch your TV programs.

Rand has decided to become General Rand Paul. He wants the United States to declare war on ISIS and then do something. Let me get this clear:

1. Declare war on ISIS.

2. Do not send American troops into battle.

Put the two decisions together and there is no doubt that ISIS will surrender to General Paul.

Folly Of No Policy

Future historians will term this era a period in which the American government lacked any semblance of a foreign policy anywhere in the world. Barack Obama is as clueless as was George Bush, and the result is chaos and disorder. Latest reports from Syria reveal the outcome of lack of a policy is the growth in power of ISIS. The fractured opponents of President Bashar al-Assad have finally reached a conclusion. Members of moderate Muslim groups, members of secular Syrians, members of radical Muslim groups in Syria are finally coming together in order to fight the man they hate so violently–Assad. The answer is now simple, forge an alliance of haters of Assad, and since ISIS gets the most attention and has the most weapons, just join with them!

The end result of lacking a foreign policy is to have the foreign policy created by those you hate. Haters Anonymous of Bashar al-Assad are now coming together, thanks to American bombing of ISIS.

1. There are groups in Syria whose enemy is Assad.

2. The US is bombing ISIS which is an enemy of Assad.

3. Result the bombing has made ISIS the “nice guys” to Syrian fighters.

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.

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.