Category Archives: Judaism

Kissinger Remains Republican Hero

There are moments when I am amazed how some people remain in the news even though a few decades have passed since they once were icons of fame. Henry Kissinger has been part of the American scene since as a twenty one year old soldier he wound up during World War II running an entire German city since as a refugee from Nazi Germany, the interrogator possessed the right language skills. One might mention that Kissinger the interrogator did NOT resort to torture in order to obtain needed information. The boy got a Ph.D. and eventually became an “expert” on foreign policy. He served under Richard Nixon as Secretary of State and gained fame for establishing diplomatic relations with Communist China. There is something ironic in the fact that REPUBLICANS reached out to Communist China, a nation that was number one in the world in torture and abuse of its people. Naturally, modern Republicans go crazy when Obama establishes diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Henry, once again was testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee when some people stood up with signs denouncing the Republican hero: “Arrest Henry Kissinger For War Crimes.” They referred to his role aiding the dictatorship of Chile which tortured and murdered thousands of their own people. This was just too much for Senator John McCain. He referred to the protestors as “low life scum.” And went on to describe their behavior as “disgraceful, and outrageous and despicable.”

The fact remans that Kissinger DID support a vicious dictator. I believe his actions were despicable.

From Gaza To Beirut?

The nation of Israel is currently engaged in an election to determine which political party will gain power. If there is one thing that inspires Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to flex his muscles is the advent of an election. After all, he saved Israel from the hordes of Muslim fanatics who were ready to swarm out of Gaza and take over Israel. A missile hit an Israel military vehicle near the border of Lebanon which definitely poses an immediate threat to the existence of the state of Israel. The prime minister issued a warning to one and all. “I suggest that all those who are challenging us on our northern border remember what happened in Gaza.” At least Bibi is clear about his intentions. There were hundreds of missiles fired from Gaza and that resulted in actions leaving over 2,000 Muslims dead and thousands of homes destroyed. So, what is the result of firing A missile?

We can expect some form of military action from Israel. This event allows Bibi to once again pose as the savior of Israel from some horrible end. Let me make clear that any nation has a right to defend itself against attacks. As of this moment, there is no danger in the north to the nation of Israel. The solution to war is the table of peace and talks and honest negotiation. THAT is the salvation of Israel!!

Blizzard That Wasn’t

There are moments in modern times when I just shrug my head and wonder what has transformed people into frightened sheep who are consumed with fear. I was a seventeen year old boy when the famous blizzard of 1947 hit New York City. As the snow fell, my pop who had a small butcher shop sent me out to deliver orders for people, and there was no fear in his mind. A little snow, big deal, he was raised in the fields of Ukraine where snow fell quite heavily during the winter. As he snow continued falling until it had left 26.4 inches on the ground, most small businessmen were still working because they could not afford to close down the shop and flee to the safety of their tiny business. The mayor of New York City was not issuing bulletins of fear, we accepted the blizzard as simply an act of God that had to be endured because tomorrow we still had to eat.

So, the “experts”closed down the entire city of New York. No planes, no trains, no subway. Gee in 1947 the subway continued to function and people got around the city. There is something about the modern world of America which fears itself. There is no sense that ‘come on blizzard,” we will not fear your arrival. Doomsday is the current message of fear. Actually, FEAR is the operating word from our leaders. Just mention, 9/11 and people will accept just about any violation of their basic rights. There used to be giants in the land, today there are pygmies.

Handguns Of Death

It was just another day in the United States of America and someone was killed by another person who employed a gun in order to end the life of another. I was raised in the Depression in New York City long before the NRA was a power in the land. We played cops and robbers of cowboys and Indians. Since this was a time of poverty, we kids had to make our own guns out of wood. Actually, it was not too hard to construct a weapon of mass destruction, but for us this meant shooting pieces of cardboard from the gun. In those days, we had the Sullivan Act which made it difficult for most people to possess a gun. So, if anyone got hurt with a gun, it simply was a piece of cardboard hitting them in the face. Fast forward to America in the year, 2015. Two brothers in Eagan, Minnesota were also playing cops and robbers, one was thirteen and the other was fifteen. They discovered a 9 mm handgun along with gobs of ammunition. The result was death for the thirteen year old.

I assume that dad and mom wanted a gun in case some bad person attempted to enter their home and do some bad thing to one and all. I have a hunch they would have been better off with one of our wooden handguns.

Bibi Seeks To Halt Peace In Middle East

The Obama administration just ended a policy that has failed to work for nearly seventy years when it decided to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Naturally, to Republicans if something has not worked for seventy years why not continue for seventy more. A similar Republican and Democratic approach is the policy desired toward Iran. Before discussing this issue, let me fill in readers with the story of what happened to our policy toward Iran in 2001. As you recall, American forces swept into Afghanistan after the 9/11 horror. What Americans do NOT know is that President Khatami, then leader of Iran, offered aid to Americans and worked with our military leaders by providing Intelligence about Taliban forces. He also prevented the Taliban from entering Iran. Khatami offered the US a deal. He agreed to recognize Israel, cease aiding terrorists, accepted UN review of his nation’s atomic development and wanted in return the end of sanctions and recognition of his government. President Bush turned down the deal.

Today, President Rouhani is attempting his best to reach an agreement with Western nations. But, Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu wants to pull another Bush response to Iran. According to PM Netanyahu, “in the coming weeks, the powers are liable to tech a framework agreement with Iran, kan agreement liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state.” In other words, Iran would become like that other Middle Eastern state which refuses to allow UN into their nuclear facilities–Israel! It is time to end this madness and work With the Iran government. Cease being frightened by someone like Bibi Netanyahu whose only response is always -kill and kill!

State Legislatures And Corruption

I am quite aware that members of the Republican Party hate Washington D.C. and seek to return power to the States of this land. It was two hundred years ago that our Founding Fathers created a nation in which power was divided between states and the Federal government. Of course, if anyone wants to discover the origin of most government corruption all she has to do is check up on her State Legislature. In New York for the past twenty years that body has been dominated by one, Sheldon Silver, a nice Jewish boy from the streets of New York City. He behaves like every Majority leader in any state legislature. Shelly believes that since he can decide which laws are passed then he is entitled to a few extra bucks for his willingness to provide any lobbyist with the joy of getting his desire made into a law. Prosecutors have finally, yes, finally, charged Shelly with making a few million dollars from lobbyists for laws.

Shelly is simply the tip of the iceberg of corruption and ignorance which rules our state legislatures. If you believe that John Boehner is in the pockets of millionaires just check the activities of men like Sheldon Silver. If one seeks power returned to state legislatures than one seeks to reward every lobbyist with access to power.

New King In Saudi Arabia

There is a topic that no American president will ever discuss about the so-called “War On Terrorism.” Most terrorists obtained their idea about hatred of the West while studying ion a Madrassa. These “schools”are led by an imam who lacks any other education than having studied the Koran, and few of these teachers have any knowledge of constitutions or human rights. Of course, the, money for these hotbeds of violence was provided by the King of Saudi Arabia. You know, the nation that is allegedly our “ally” in the fight against terrorism. Saudi King Abdullah died yesterday and now he is followed by King Salman, naturally his name is much longer, but who cares. What can we expect from a King of Saudi Arabia?

1. Beheading of people will NOT cease. Steal a fig and lose your head.

2. Women will continue not being able to go to school with males.

3. Women will continue not being able to drive a car.

4. Money will continue to flow to those who hate the West.

5. Say the wrong word and get 1000 lashes on your back.

Unfortunately for Kings of Saudi Arabia, the bad guys will soon be in the land which rewards their behavior and guess who will confront bombs?

Alberto Nisman Is Dead

Alberto Nisman is dead. There is no doubt his name is unknown in the United States of America. But, this brave Argentinian prosecutor was working to uncover a plot by his government to make secret arrangements with there government of Iran in order to prevent the real story emerging how Iranian send terrorists into Argentine in 1994 to blow up a Jewish center and cause the death of 85 people. The government of President Fernandez undoubtedly offered Iran protection against prosecution of their terrorists in return for trade agreements. Nisman was ready to present his case to the Congress of Argentine when two nights ago his body was found with a gun on the floor. Outside were guards who supposedly protected him against those seeking to murder a brave man whose only thought was the truth, regardless of who suffered from revealing that information.,

President Fernandez admits that it was not a suicide. However, she insists that her government had nothing to do with the murder. She claims there is a plot to smear her name. The only “plot” is the one of the government of Argentine to trade the lives of Argentine Jews for money. Hopefully, the Argentine Congress will allow the Nisman report to be published!

Bibi Behaves Like Bibi

There is no doubt that future historians will regard the foreign policy of President Barack Obama in the Middle East as a story of failed opportunities to move toward peace in the region. From day one of his administration he has bowed before Israel’s lobby, AIPAC, whose members are theoretically loyal Americans, but in reality serve the purposes of those Israelis refusing to seek peace with Palestinians. Let me make perfectly clear that the interests of Israel lie on pursuing the path of peace with Palestinians. Let me also make perfectly clear that Palestinian leaders have turned down one after another proposals for peace from those Israel leaders who DID seek such an end for their nation.

With the rise of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the road to peace has become increasingly difficult. The nonstop seizure of land by Jewish settlers makes any effort to gain peace very problematic. To make matters worse, Bibi Netanyahu has blatantly interfered in the affairs of America by supporting the Republican Party. So, there is no surprise that House Speaker John Boehner issued an invitation for the prime minister of Israel to address Congress. This has shocked the White House. Bernadette Meehan of the NSC issued a statement. “We do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to new elections so as to avoid the appearance of influencing elections in a foreign nation.” Actually, the Prime Minister of Israel had no intention of seeing the President of the United States. This is an unheard of insult to the leader of America. Ordinarily, a head of state seeks permission from another head of state prior to talking with local political leaders.

Score one for AIPAC which will undoubtedly raise millions for Republicans in the next AMERICAN election!

Ukraine, Another Sad Story

As the child of a father who spent his life in the fields of Ukraine, that nation has always provided me a warm spot of concern. Of course, being aJew was not the best thing in a land in which members of that religion all too often found a grave at the hands of Germans or members of Ukraine militia who hated all Russians and Yids. But, a Ukraine farmer did save my pop’s life so I must have some warm feelings for those Ukrainians who now suffer at the hands of Vladimir Putin and his buddies chanting hatred of Ukraine’s government. Ukraine is a complex place in which the majority of people hate Russians, but there are also many who recall with fondness the good old days of Soviet communism. Vladimir Putin has sent thousands of Russian soldiers, oops, Russian “volunteers” have crossed the border in order to protect Ukrainians from their own government.

President Porshenko now estimates that at least a thousand Soviet, oops, I mean, “Russian” soldiers with modern tanks and weapons are fighting alongside rebel groups. He also notes the presence of tanks and artillery. This is part of the Putin plan to seize as much of the Ukraine for the Soviet, oops, I mean, the nation of Russia. No NATO troops will arrive, and the task of maintaining the land of Ukraine is only in the hands of Ukrainians. Frankly, it is doubtful if they can prevent a division of their land. Such is the situation in dear old Ukraine.