Category Archives: Islam

Our Tortured Psychologists

In the post 9/11 era it was rather difficult to be a psychologist since our wonderful government insisted that using a bit of tough love went a long way to making TERRORISTS spill the beans. So, members of the American Psychologist Association played an important role in employing torture to get confessions from TERRORISTS. The APA authorized a study of their performance and the end result indicates members of a PROFESSIONAL organization devoted to fostering healthy behavior acted contrary to ethical standards. David Hoffman conducted the study and it is clear that Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld had a host of allies among psychologists.

The sad, and ironic, aspect of this tragedy is there was no need to torture people to get information. During World War II when the US had enemies with armed forces of over ten million, there was an absence of torture and — information was obtained, and the bad guys got beat. Shame on psychologists who acted contrary to their ethical oaths to heal.

Solving Syrian Refugee Issue

The latest count indicates there are about 4,000,000 refugees living in countries that border on Syria. At current, about 20% of the population of Jordan is composed of Syrians. It is time for the Muslims of this world to resolve this issue.

1. Saudi Arabia has money and it has plenty of open space to handle a few hundred thousand Muslim refugees.

2. Algeria could allow Syrians into their land.

3. Morocco could handle a few hundred thousand Syrians.

4. Turkey has nearly a million and could offer them citizenship.

5. Syrian refugees could really help Sudan to become a prosperous nation.

6. Heck,even we Americans can allow in at least one hundred thousand. After all, they are not raping Mexicans.

7. I assume Malaysia could handle a hundred thousand.

In simple English, how about Muslim nations caring for their fellow Muslims??

Benghazi Forever!

There is not a doubt in my mind that the last words of each and every candidate for president in the Republican party will be: BENGHAZI. Once again a Republican is claiming that the Secretary of State was responsible for the deaths of some Americans in Libya. There are a few hundred embassies scattered around the world,and it is now claimed that the Secretary of State is responsible for security measures in each and every one of them.I assume:

1. The Republican governor of South Carolina is responsible for the murder of nine black people in her state.

2. I assume that any rocket blowing up is the responsibility of the head of US armed forces.

3. I assume the governor of the state of Texas was responsible for the bike gangs shoot-out.

In the 1980s, St. Ronald Reagan sent several hundred Marines to Lebanon. Terrorists suicide bombers killed 240 Marines. I assume that Reagan was responsible.

I do not know of any story on Fox News that claims a Republican governor is responsible for hate crimes in his state.

ISIS Gains Power

It has become the common refrain of those who want to blast the hell out of ISIS that all it takes is a few bombs or, maybe the Marines to send the black hooded group of terrorists back to where they came from. Reality: There are an estimated 35,000 ISIS militants in Iraq and they are confronted by over 150,000 Iraq soldiers, Iraq planes,and about 20,000 Kurdish troops. So, the question remains–how can a band that is outnumbered about six to one beat the hell out of these guys?

Reality check:

1. ISIS is performing tasks that win favor of those in Iraq cities.

2. Most reports from those who have talked with Iraqis who spent time under ISIS rule, usually report the following: ISIS cleans up a city, it ends corruption which is the common way of life living under the democratic rule of the Iraq government,and it certainly performs normal functions such as cleaning the streets and ending crime.

3. The best way to defeat ISIS is the creation of an effective, honest, and hard working Iraq army. That would be better than the US Marines!

Forever And A Day In Iraq

There are moments when I think fighting in Iraq has ben going on throughout my life, and that it will continue until I am laid away in my grave. The story is always the same: Iraq soldiers are fighting in Fallujah, of course a few years ago, American soldiers were fighting in Fallujah. President Obama insists that things are getting better, Senator John McCain insists that we have to send in the Marines to make things better. Of course, several years ago the Marines did go into Fallujah, but McCain just wants one more shot at victory.

Obama finally has grasped an essential truth about war– the side which is driven by belief, the side which has enthusiasm, the side which believes that God is on its side, has a better shot of gaining victory. So far, the bad guys have these feelings, the good guys don’t even know if they are the good guys. So, once more into the breach for God.

Religious Shame Shames People

It is frequently difficult to go through an entire day without encountering some story from a Muslim nation in the Middle East in which someone is going to die because of some example of shame. Authorities just discovered the body of a six year old boy who was murdered by a female cousin and her lover. The entire episode arose when the young kid wandered into the house of a female cousin and what did he encounter? G.T. was making out with a man, and the guy was not her husband. Mr. M.T.proceeded to choke the kid and had G.T. bury the body.

Just another example of the reality that even in religious minded societies there are always men and women who simply want to fornicate with one another. But, most places do not have the concept of HONOR. Better to murder a child than to damage one’s Honor!

Hillary In Land Of Jewish Money

Among the endearing myths about Jews is that they are people with enormous wealth. An examination of the top five wealthy people does not reveal a single Jew. But, there are wealthy Jews and there are wealthy Jews who consider themselves experts on the Middle East. They are quick to sound the battle cry of ANTI-SEMITISM whenever anyone dares to utter a complaint about Israel. Hillary Clinton ventured into the land known as Hollywood, where a few rich Jews do live. Naturally, she made certain one and all heard her love of Israel:

1. She opposes any effort such as boycotts against the West Bank. To do so, is proof the person hates Jews. I thought they opposed West Bank settlers, not the rest of Israel.

2. She promised to “fight against any further attempts to isolate Israel.” Actually it is quite easy to cease any isolation–just adhere to INTERNATIONAL LAW about the West Bank.

I am certain Hillary will come across as a good Christian, unlike the black dude from Africa.

Iran, The Potential Ally?

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently made statements about what his nation might do if sanctions were ended. “We are ready to strike a balanced deal, and open new horizons to address important common challenges. Our common threat today is the growing menace of violent extremism and outright barbarism. The menace we are facing, and I say, we, because no one is spared–is embodied by the hooded men who are ravaging civilization. To deal with this new challenge, new approaches are needed.”

In other words, Iran is ready to challenge ISIS. Iran is ready to strike a deal that might result in peace within the region. It has the armed forces and leadership to wipe out ISIS. All Saudi Arabia can do is simply bomb innocent people can create chaos. Give Iran an opportunity to end terrorism.

General Sisi Continues Being General Sisi

General Abdel Fatah Sisi is among America’s loyal allies in the Middle East and a man devoted to the proposition that by using FORCE he will end any and all problems in Egypt. His response to Islamic fanaticism is to be a fanatic. He has done nothing to create economic growth in Egypt, he has done nothing to win over youth who led the Arab Spring in hope that a new government will come to power that was committed to democracy and development of an economy that produces jobs.

His approach to democracy was to sentence over a hundred members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death for their crimes. There is no doubt that former President Morsi ranks among the most incompetent leaders in Egyptian history. This man endeavored to impose rigid Muslim doctrine upon a population that was mainly secular in their religion, plus five million were members of the Coptic Christian religion. General Sisi will not budge from imposing death sentences upon hundreds of people who were convicted in something that might resemble justice, but hardly was.

Death will not lead to peace in Egypt. Murdering people only increases the probability of further violence as civil war now appears on the horizon.

Children At War

Omar Khadr was a child who was caught up in war when the United States invaded Afghanistan back in 2001. Yes, he did engage in war, yes, he did fire at the enemy, yes, he is guilty of being one of the bad guys. HIs father was an Islamic fanatic who insisted that his son get into the battle and kill the enemy. He was all of 15 years of age. He threw some grenades that led to soldiers being injured or one dead. He then spent 10 years in Guantanamo Bay prison where he had plenty of opportunity to become an even more fervent Islamic fanatic.

He rejected Islamic fanaticism and only wanted to become a normal person. He apologized for his youthful mistakes. It is time for the United States to allow a victim of Islamic fanaticism to once again become part of the human race.