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So, What Is Middle Eastern Policy?

With each passing day it becomes obvious there is no coherent foreign policy in place within the Middle East. Let me quickly explain what is happening:

1. American and their “allies” are bombing ISIS.

2. It does not require great intelligence to hide when planes appear.

3. ISIS soldiers retreat to safe places, watch the bombing and then get back on their tanks.

4. For some reason, ISIS soldiers are better equipped with weapons and tanks than their opponents.

5. Turkey refuses to do a damn thing about ISIS other than allowing terrorists to cross over into Syria.

6. There are few, if any, examples in history that bombing destroys soldiers who are well armed.

Question to President Obama:

What is bombing does not halt ISIS, then what?

Or,

What are long term goals of American foreign policy in the Middle East?

Another Holocaust, Another Silence

It is now an accepted part of the school curriculum in America to expose students to the horror of the Holocaust. Children learn about Anne Frank, they are taught that nations stood by while six million Jews were murdered and why it is important never again to allow such slaughter of the innocent. During the 1990s, the US under President Clinton did not lift a single finger to prevent the brutal murder of over 500,000 people in Rwanda. Oops, years later President Clinton admitted he could have taken action to prevent that slaughter. At this moment, ISIS forces are ready to enter the Syrian city of Kobani and murder thousands of Kurds in the city. Yes, the world is dropping bombs on bad guys, but that is not enough. Turkish President Erdogan continues his game of chicken by refusing to send in Turkish troops and overwhelm and destroy ISIS. Why?

Erdogan insists the real war in Syria should be against President Assad as well as against Kurds who have created their own nation. Yes, President Erdogan, troops on the ground are needed in addition to bombs from the air. After the slaughter, Kurds will explode in Turkey and then watch scenes firing into mobs in that country!

THEY HAVE ARRIVED!!

The news is grim for Americans with news that “those people” have crossed the border and now live among the people of this fair land. No, I am not referring to zombies or ghouls, but to a force that is even more powerful than the Devil himself. Congressman Duncan Hunter of California informed the Fox News network that he has spoken with members of the Border Patrol and they have provided him with information that not even the President of the United States even knows. ISIS HAS ARRIVED! According to the former Marine officer, “ISIS is coming across the southern border. At least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas. Nobody’s talking about it.”

Just do the math. If ten have been caught that means at least a hundred have not been captured. Look at the facts. Duncan Hunter once served in the US Marines and who better than a Marine knows when the bad guys are here. We offer some advice to those seeking safety:

1. If you see someone dressed in black, take out your gun and blast away. Better play it safe.

2. If you see some masked men this Halloween don’t give them candy, give them bullets in the heart.

3. You might head for the mountains and get a cabin ready for the end of America.

Just remember, if Fox News reports anything, it must be right!

Bill Maher Charged As Racist!

It is not usual for anyone to term the famous liberal fighting Bill Maher as anything other than a champion of the oppressed. He has a reputation for attacking bigots, he enjoys mocking the right wing conservative religious fanatics in America, so it was shocking during his recent Friday night show to have guest Ben Affleck deride Bill’s comments about Muslims as simply an example of “gross, racist and disgusting” observations on the Muslim religion. However, Bill insisted that his remarks were simply the words of a liberal who was defending rights of people to live in a free society.

The Bill Maher words that angered Affleck were: “Freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities, equality for homosexuals, you try saying that in a Muslim world.” To be honest, these comments DO reflect what is happening within many Muslim societies. Of course, it is NOT happening among Muslims in many nations such as Indonesia or among Muslims in western nations or India. Of course, any generality opens the door for a response about hatred toward Muslims in Christian African nations.

What Bill did not note is that twenty years ago, Christians lived in peace within Iraq or Egypt or Syria. Something has happened during the past ten years to unleash this hatred. Did the United States play a role in this switch, that is a question?

Life Before ISIS

It is difficult these days getting through 24 hours without encountering predictions the world will shortly collapse because there are 30,000 black clad guys in the desert seeking to kill every American before midnight arrives. The assumption of Fox News pundits is America is confronting a new threat to its very existence from this group of terrorists. So, I was wondering, what was the situation prior to their arrival on the scene?

1. The Iraq government under Prime Minister Maliki had caused havoc and disunity within the country by persecuting Sunnis. Bombs were being exploded every day of the week.

2. Saudi Arabia was chopping off heads at least twice a month. And, no one protested!

3. Syria was claiming the lives of thousands each month and over 2,000,000 had fled.

4. There were terrorists in Somalia who bombed and bombed. They even set off bombs in Nairobi.

5. President Sisi in Egypt was killing hundreds of members of the Brotherhood, and locking up thousands.

6. Libya was in chaos.

7.Boko Haram was kidnapping hundreds of young girls and murdering at will.

I will halt here since I could get into the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Clueless In Middle East

There is no question that President Barack Obama is rather upset about events in the Middle East. No, he is not angry at ISIS or terror groups as much as furious at refusal of Sunni leaders in the region to take a stand against terrorism. Leaders in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey, and a few minor places refuse to address the issue of terrorism in the region other than to demand that America do something about it. Oh, President Obama did get Saudi Arabia to send some planes to drop bombs. He did get a few Jordanian planes in the air and Egypt has promised their planes will shortly be in the air dropping bombs. Of course, this will come as a welcome relief to Egyptians since their armed forces ordinarily point weapons at them. So, the United States of America has compelled some Middle Eastern Sunni leaders to drop bombs.

The real issue is “troops on the ground.” Sorry, dropping bombs on ISIS or any terror group will result in some moments of terror, but within an hour they are all back to normal and will chop off some more heads. Only TROOPS ON THE GROUND will end terrorism in the Middle East. Of course, in addition to troops, there is need for economic reform to create jobs. Sorry, Republicans, President Obama is not at fault, how about directing your anger toward Sunni Middle Eastern leaders??

Terrorist Group Of The Week

Growing up there were several ice cream chains that advertised a “flavor of the week.” These days it is now common for the American government to advertise a terrorist group of the week. For years all we heard was that al-Qaeda was plotting further attacks upon the United States and we had to be prepared for an eventual assault. Well, the years went by, a decade went by, and no al-Qaeda attack. For the past few months the new terror group is ISIS which, allegedly, poses a threat to the very existence of the United States of America. I continually hear on television from those who are experts in terrorism that ISIS is right at this moment preparing an attack on America that will result in widespread destruction and the death of millions. Exactly how 31,000 guys who wear dark masks over their faces are going to descend upon Americans and run wild through our streets wrecking havoc and mayhem is a tale yet to be told.

Oops, the American government just announced the new terror group of the week. Its name is Knorasan, and it is composed of Muslim terrorists who had fought in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This group, whose numbers range from about fifty to a few thousand is preparing special explosives which will blast planes from the sky. How about?

1. Draw upon the Israel method of checking passengers. Their approach has worked for nearly forty years. Try it out.

Religion Rears Head In Turkey

A majority of people in Turkey are of the Muslim faith although there are Jews and Christians as well. However, the Alevi Muslims do not agree with most strict religious attitudes found among Sunni and Shiites. For nearly a century governments in Turkey have endeavored to establish a secular feeling in the education system in order to avoid imposing strict religious practices to those who disagree with such attitudes. The Alevi are open to secular ideas and work readily with those of other religions. However, since the rise of Recep Erdogan to power as head of the Justice and Development Party, a new attitude is being pushed in the nation. From now on girls as young as the fifth grade will be able to wear the chador in class, which until this moment has been banned.

Alevi Associations demonstrated outside the Ministry of Education in protest about recent decisions to make religious education compulsory within schools in the nation. They believe such education will strive to present a Sunni attitude within schools. Alevi groups are supported by the European Court of Human Rights which cited recent moves by President Erdogan as resulting in “inadequately equipped (schools) to ensure” religious freedom.

What If We Just Left Iraq?

A hundred years ago, nations in Europe were arguing about demands of the Austrian-Hungarian nation for revenge towards Serbia because some Serbs had murdered a prominent member of the royal family. Nations argues for a month about how this problem could be solved. A solution that was never drawn upon was simply to allow Austria-HUngary to attack Serbia while other nations stood apart from the conflict. Had this been done, millions of men would never have died or been wounded. Communism and Fascism would never have appeared. Six million Jews would never have died in the Holocaust because this event never would have occurred. If European leaders simply had stood away, the carnage never would have happened. Ironically, when Austrian troops did invade tiny Serbia the small Serbian army defeated them!

What is the United States simply told Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Jordan that ISIS was THEIR PROBLEM? What is we departed and allowed Muslims in the Middle East to solve their problems? Saudi Arabia has done more to create groups like ISIS than any other nation in the world. It has funded terror groups as part of what its leaders believe is spreading the words of Islam. OK, Saudi Arabia has an army of over 200,000 and plenty of planes. Go to it, handle the 30,000 ISIS terrorists that your madrases have created. Is is the problem of Middle Eastern Muslims, let them solve it. We are going home!!

Hamas Continues Being Hamas

There is one certainty when discussing Hamas as an organization. It does not have the faintest idea as how to create a viable Palestinian state. Hamas leaders believe fervently that the Gun is the weapon of success, and only through killing, bombing, and fighting can a people denied their rights achieve lasting success. Hamas has run Gaza for years, and what is the result of this leadership? Thousands are dead, untold hundreds of homes and factories destroyed, but Hamas insists that its organization is successful. When asked to disarm and work for peace, Khaled Mashaal, leader of Hamas, was quite clear about his intention. “The subject of the resistant’s weapons is not open for negotiation.” Nope, Hamas will continue fighting.

A major problem is that when Hamas “fights for freedom,” a few thousand Palestinians who simply want to continue living, wind up dead. So, Hamas will meet with Fatah Palestinians leaders, it will meet with Egyptian negotiators, but it will continue insisting that only war is the road to peace and success. Dream on.