Category Archives: Islam

Don’t Visit Pyramids!

A few buses were driving through Egypt on a trip from Cairo to the oasis of Babareya,and since the journey was tiring they halted for some lunch and a chance to stretch legs. Well, imagine what Egyptian air force planes would think about people in buses near some ancient ruins siting by the vehicles and munching on food? There was only one conclusion–they must be members of the Muslim Brotherhood and planing to blow up something, somewhere. The tourists were from Mexico, Chile and a few other countries. They were shocked when Egyptian army planes headed in their direction and began to blast away. The pilots even followed people running for their lives in order to ensure they got the terrorists.

Over a dozen tourists are dead and others are wounded.This is just what the Egyptian tourist industry needs–the government now murdering tourists!! We inhabit a world in which the word, TERRORIST can be the excuse to do anything one desires –even murder the innocent.

America’s Dubious Ally

In theory, Turkey is allegedly an ally of the United States and NATO, and has been so for over fifty years. But, its leader, Recep Erdogan is a man with one goal in life, and that has nothing to do with ISIS or al-Qaeda or any other terrorist group. He seeks POWER,that is for himself. At this point in time, Kurdish soldiers are among the most fearless in the war against ISIS. They are among the few groups that have actually defeated ISIS in battle. BUT, to Recep Erdogan, they are THE enemy!He is attempting to stir up anger and fear against Kurds in order to win an election. He has transformed Kurds into the greatest threat confronting Turkey.

Ironically, for years he has been arguing the importance of reaching an agreement with Kurds who live in Turkey since previous governments have never attempted reaching out in peace. But, when his Justice and Development Party suffered an electoral defeat, Erdogan decided to play the “Kurdish card” of hate. So, he bombs Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria rather than ISIS forces. Such is the behavior of America’s “ally.”

So, What’s The Iraq Story?

From day one of the crisis that hit Syria is is clear that President Obama lacked any semblance of a foreign policy in the Middle East other than no soldiers being deployed anywhere. Unfortunately, a foreign policy must consist of–Objectives, Means to Obtain Objectives, Criteria to determine if your foreign policy is working, and so on. At no point did President Obama explain to the American people what his goals were in the Middle East other than saying he would not send troops into Iraq.

It turns out that James Clapper, head of the CIA,has been engaged in numerous discussions with Army General Steven Gore about how to present to Congress and the Americans people what is or is not happening in Syria and Iraq. Again, at no point has the president gone on television to discuss exactly what is happening. During WWII, President Roosevelt asked each American family to have a map while he discussed the war so they could follow events. I realize for the technology folks at the White House that sounds sort of primitive and not jazzy. But, the American people at least knew where events were occurring at what was happening. Sorry, this president cannot show evidence that he has informed the people of this country what is going on in the Middle East.

A Bush Fairy Tale

I have now heard Jeb Bush recount the true story about what happened in the Iraq war on two separate occasions. So, let me recite the story which has now emerged as the Republican narrative for the coming election.

Once upon a time there was a land across the sea ruled by a terrible man.The people hated him and so longed for a savior. Georgie Bush and his fellow inhabitants of the sand box heard the pleas of these poor persecuted people, and then led a gallant troop of men into battle with Georgie at the head encouraging the troops to go faster and faster. Finally, they vanquished the evil giant, and then sent him off to that place in the sky where all bad people go. Or, perhaps, they sent them down into a deep,deep hole where fire burned twenty-four hours a day.

The people were filled with joy and happiness and so welcomed the soldiers who were led by the gallant Georgie Bush. But, alas, Georgie had to return to his kingdom. Unfortunately, there was a bad, bad black man who secretly poisoned the minds of the peasants and he became the king. The bad black man hated the people who dwelled in the land across the sea. He gave weapons to an evil group led by Osama bin Laden, and they created chaos and disaster in the land which had just become peaceful.

So, now the people who dwell across the sea are unhappy because the bad black man and his evil, evil, lying girl friend transformed a land that did not have any bad people into one in which the evil ones created a terrible mess.

Who knows, perhaps, Ted Le Cruz will arrive with sword in hand and restore peace and prosperity?

How About Colin Powell?

I was surprised to see Colin Powell commenting on world affairs. Somehow in my mind, he belongs to the terrible days of the Iraq war even though he, just like the nation, was lied to by George Bush. The amazing aspect of the Iraq war was that Bush had in his Cabinet, Powell, a man who had chaired the Joint Chiefs of Staff and understood what war was all about.So, who did George the II decide to seek advice from–Dick Cheney who got out of the draft by asking for one deferment after another and had absolutely NO understanding of modern warfare.

The other day, Powell nailed the Iraq problem. “We did it right in the first Gulf war. Once you pull out the top of a government, unless there is a structure under it to give structure and security to society, you can expect a mess.”

How about Powell throwing his hat into the Democratic party primary? At least there will be no questions about emails. On the other hand, there is always Fox News to create problems when none exist!

Dick Cheney Speaks–Again

The years roll by and Dick Cheney is still with us. During the 1980s while working for Ronald Reagan, Dick was sent to Iraq in order to send greetings to Saddam Hussein for his war against Iran. Dick was able to give Saddam a nice hug and urge the friend of America to continue his battle against evil Iran. There is no need to review the work of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld who took out the evil doer, Saddam Hussein. Dick was on Fox News yesterday explain how Iran had been thwarted in its nuclear program while the Bush man was in power. He insisted to Chris Wallace that Iran’s nuclear program was halted because “they were afraid what we did to Saddam we were going to do to them.”

Wallace noted that Iran has NO centrifuges when the Bush team came to power but had 5,000 when they departed from power. Cheney response: “I think we had to deal with the arms arms control problem in the Middle East.” HUH? I have absolutely no idea what that means.

Shame of America, Shame Of Israel!

They cross deserts, They make their way through wrecked cities, they dodge bullets, mortars and bombs dropped by airplanes, but they continue their journey toward hope and safety. They are the refugees of Syria, not just thousands, but hundreds of thousands who have been abandoned by their criminal government, their neighbors, and their clerics. They are Muslim, they are Christian, but they continue the journey toward a plan in which their children can have food, education, and safety from bombs and terrorists who only know they believe in some sort of God who sanctions murder of the helpless.

They somehow reach the shores of Europe, they find ways to make it through roadblocks in order to see some form of life in Austria or Germany. The English Guardian asked all US candidates how they stood on the question of aiding refugees. Only Martin O’Malley responded with a belief the US should allow some to enter its shores. Israel was asked and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, sorry, there is no open door. Germany has offered to allow 800,000 to enter. Yes,Germany which decades ago murdered over thirty million people. But, the USA, the nation of immigrants has no room in its house.

Donald, your Irish ancestors arrived, about one million when they faced starvation in their native land. Thank God, America opened its doors or today there would not be a Donald Trump!

World’s Leading Terrorist Center

The United States has spent billions of dollars fighting terrorism in the Middle East while its supposed “ally,” Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars providing aid and support to terrorism. The Taliban never could have emerged without the money poured into Pakistan to educate young boys in the religious fanaticism of the Muslim religion. Religious fanatics in the Middle East echo the religious fanaticism of Saudi preachers. The madrassa schools throughout the world are funded with Saudi money. Muslim preachers urging the murder of western people are paid with Saudi money.

American dependence upon Saudi money has been the greatest impediment to bringing peace to the Middle East. It is time to say goodbye to the Saudis and insist if they want American military support it comes with the price of ceasing to fund terrorism. Remove Saudi money and many terrorist groups would lack financial support.

Donald Takes A Pledge

Well,Donald has decided to take a pledge and assure Republicans that he will support the candidate who is nominated a the Republican convention. Of course, under his breath he did make note that candidate had to have the name of Donald Trump. How about a few more Trump pledges?g

1. A pledge that prior to November, 2016 he will make known THE PLAN to wipe out ISIS.

2. A pledge to only use the word, “bimbo” when referring to Democrats.

3. A pledge that he will personally use a shovel to begin building the Great Wall Of Rio Grande.

4. A pledge that he will allow Jeb to complete a sentence.

5. A pledge that he will not run for the job of running ISIS.

6. A pledge that he will cease insulting Scott Walker, the poor kid has such a sad face when Donald is around.

I pledge that my last word as I lay dying will not longer be, “Benghazi” but “Donald.

I’m Against Terrorists!

If one seeks the Republican nomination for president it is required to promise the American people that,if elected, one will wipe out all the Muslim terrorists. A Republican commentator, Hugh Hewitt decided to ask Republicans to name the terrorist groups they intend to wipe out. For example, were they referring to Al-Zawahiri of al-Qaeda or Hassan Nasrallah who fights in Syria or al-Baghdadi of ISIS?

Carly Fiorina: “Well, I have to be honest with you and say that sometimes I can get confused a bit between the name of a group because they sound a bit alike.”

Donald Trump: “That’s a gotcha question. As far as the individual players, of course, I don’t know them. I’ve never met them. I haven’t been, you know, in a position to meet them.. It is essentially important that we have a leader in the White House who understands them.”

In other words, I do not have the faintest idea who are the terrorists, where they engage in terror, but I have a secret plan to wipe them all out!