Category Archives: Judaism

Hezbollah, The Good Guys?

I recognize any words that depict members of Hezbollah as other than savage terrorists would annoy the Israel government. Of course, the Palestinian branch of Hezbollah has agreed to serve in the Palestinian Authority government which means it can not engage in terrorist activity. The complexity about Hezbollah grows even more interesting when one discusses ISIS. In the valley of Bekaa, which lies on the border with Syria hundreds of Hezbollah are fighting ISIS which it regards as a threat to Lebanon, as well as to the Syrian government. Hezbollah soldiers told a correspondent their aim is to “degrade and destroy” ISIS. So, let me explain:

1. The Israel government considers Hezbollah a threat to Israel.

2. The Israel government wants ISIS to be destroyed.

3. Hezbollah wants ISIS destroyed.

4. Turkey, allegedly is an ally in the fight against ISIS.

5. At this moment, Turkish planes are attacking Kurds who are fighting ISIS.

Question: How did we Americans get caught in this mad world??

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

UK, New Statesman: Riot Club Lads”

How about a Peace Club to handle the Riot Club?

Sweden, Local: “Are Youth Today Boring?”

No, but their iPads sure are!

USA, aol: “Two Shot In Shoot Out”

They were simply exercising their 2nd Amendment Constitutional rights!

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Rat On Rivals”

How about just sending rats to your rivals?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “How Could It Have Been Mislaid?”

In the House of Representatives, they only mislay their sense of ethical behavior!

Israel, My Israel!

It may come as a shock to the Israel government, but the United States of America is the only nation that enjoys the advice of AIPAC in the process of governance. The Israel lobby is not welcomed in nations throughout the world. British MPs votes 247 to 2 in favor of recognizing the state of Palestine. Naturally, this resulted in expressions of doom and disaster from Israel officials. The Israel government denounced this vote as “undermining chances for peace.” According to Israel logic, if Palestine becomes a nation it somehow poses a threat to Israel. According to Israel, recognition by Sweden of the state of Palestine, “sends a troubling message to Palestinian leadership that they can evade the tough choices that both sides have to make.” Wow!

1. The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to make the tough choice of putting on hold any further building of settlements.

2. The government of Netanyahu has refused to put on hold building homes in east Jerusalem where Muslims live.

3. Pray tell which “tough choice” the current Israel government has made in the cause of peace?

Among the issues that create anger in Israel is decisions by President Abbas to work with Hamas. His formation of a government with Hamas BENEFITS Israel. Once Hamas is in the government, they are bound to recognize the state of Israel. As former US President Lyndon Johnson used to say, better to have your enemies in your tent than outside causing problems. It is time for Israel to make some “tough choices.” If you doubt what I write, just check with John Kerry who tried so hard to get Israel to confront reality. In the end, Apartheid will end.

St. Louis Blues Blast Away

Many in the St. Louis area had expectations after the shooting of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson that issues of prejudice would be addressed. A month had gone by and another shooting of a black youth who was committing the crime of walking on the streets of St. Louis. Thousands gathered in the city to hear various speakers insist that peaceful demonstrations should continue. However, activist writer Cornel West insisted the problem lay with failure of African American leaders. He charged them with being “too obsessed with being successful rather than faithful to a cause.” He was followed by ministers, rabbis and imams urging people to demonstrate following the principles of Martin Luther King who was apparently “obsessed” with the notion that peaceful protest could result in change. One person complained to the media that “all these speeches before, you’ve heard them all before, that’s not going to change, right?” Another argued “I was hoping for a plan from our elders and I was disappointed.”

One can readily understand this frustration. But, one solution to the problem in Ferguson in which most people are black is to VOTE. If African Americans voted, took control of the city government, they would have a voice in determining who was a cop. I wonder how many who are frustrated actually voted in the last election in Ferguson or the city of St. Louis?

Bad Days Of October?

The past several months have been a continuous outbreak of bad news for President Obama. Someone gets sick, it is all his fault. A new terrorist group emerges, it is all his fault. There is drought in the land, blame it one the black dude. Cops blast away at young black teens,and there is no one else to blame but the man in the White House. Michelle Obama can’t even get the name right of the candidate for whom she is campaigning, and this one definitely was caused by her husband. We have come to the conclusion that President Obama must change his approach to politics.

1. Declare openly his apologies for whatever goes wrong on weekdays.

2. Declare a weekend moratorium on blaming the President.

3. Appoint Joe Biden as acting mistake guy of the week.

4. Offer to play golf with John Boehner and when he refuses, take the issue to the people of America.

5. Announce that after prayer, God told him that Ebola was planned by the Republican party to get him into trouble.

Just remember, get God on your side and troubles disappear.

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.