Category Archives: Muslims

Putin Offers Advice

There is one certainty in life, if one is seeking to read a stupid comment, just dial in to the Moscow Times for the latest statement about life from our Beloved Leader, Vladimir Putin. He so enjoys engaging in verbal judo, at which he considers himself to be a master. The Syrian Foreign Minister, Waid al-Moualem visited Moscow since there are few other capitals that would have a welcome mat for him. Naturally, he received hugs and kisses from Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and the Great Man himself. Putin wanted to make clear to all nations of the world, “we share the view that the main factor driving the situation in the Middle East is the terrorist threat. Russia will support Syria in countering this threat.” Let me get this clear:

1. The initial violence in Syria arose when people wanted human rights.

2. Good buddy Bashar decided the only human rights in Syria belonged to him.

3. Being a close ally of Putin meant that Assad acted like his mentor-kill anyone who dares opposing you!

Such began the madness in Syria, and such remains the madness in Russia for those seeking democratic rights.

AnotherNight Of Terror

Like millions of Americans I spent a good part of last night glued to CNN so I could watch the mayhem that was taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. Ironically, as a former professor of Education in St. Louis I used to work with teachers from that city. We often discussed prejudice and poverty which was all too common in Ferguson. In all honesty, prejudice against blacks was just normal in St. Louis. Heck, when I first arrived in the sixties Jews could not even purchase homes in certain suburban areas around St.Louis. So, the night unfolded, well armed police wandered the streets pushing back black skinned men, women and children. They were out protesting, this I understand. But, it was never clear to me what was the goal of protests last night? I saw them in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other places, people marching down the street, blocking highways in order to protest.

The essence of a protest is to accomplish something. I felt last night the protesters were engaged in an act of emotional anger. I am NOT criticizing their protests. But at some point Americans society must move from protests in the streets to actions in our legislatures about laws. I doubt if most protesting had any laws in mind they wanted to have passed. How about a few simple laws?

1. Police are trained to fire at the legs of potential offenders.

2. Then again, police are trained to initially focus on using words to calm down a potential child warrior or young black dude in the streets.

What Is The Point Of This Bill?

People of the Jewish faith control every important position in the government of Israel, they control the economic life of the nation, they control education, they even control which land owned by Muslims or Christians can be taken over, and yet that is still not enough for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Reuven Rivlin is a conservative, but he is also President of the nation of Israel. He is completely confused about new legislation being pushed by Prime Minister Netanyahu which would define the nation of Israel as a “Jewish nation state.” As he notes, the founders of the state of Israel were very clear that it was a nation in which minorities enjoyed full equal rights and Arabic would also be a national language. As Rivlin points out the founders insisted that “the Arab public not feel like Jews felt in the Diaspora. However, Benjamin Netanyahu has worked hard to frighten Jews throughout Israel and the world there is need to define Israel as a “Jewish state.”

If Israel is not defined as a Jewish state, then what exactly will happen? At this moment, TWENTY PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE IN ISRAEL ARE MUSLIMS OR CHRISTIANS! According to Netanyahu “national rights” must be reserved for Jews. Why? How about defining the United States of America as a “Christian state?” After all, Jews in America only constitute two percent of the population. This bill is madness gone mad. As Rivlin poses: What is the point of this bill?

Death At An Early Age

He was twelve years old, he was playing in the park just like those of us who once were twelve years old used to do. Just like most normal little boys he was pretending to be a cowboy or a detective out to get the bad guys. How many countless hours did I play “cops and robbers?” How many hours did I pretend to be a sheriff out to get the bad men and save the good people? Tamir Price was not walking down the street as a six foot black dude, he was just twelve years old. Some person called the police and said there was a little boy at the playground who was waving around a gun that was most probably a toy one. Police arrived at the scene and confronted a twelve year old boy. Most probably he was confused, a bit scared. Heck, he was only twelve. For some reason he pulled the gun from his waistband and held it aloft. I have a hunch most twelve year old boys would have been completely confused.

The police fired. Their shots hit him in the head. He died at the scene. I await the Grand Jury report in which police said they feared for their lives. After all, he had the face of a demon, and the mere sight of this little boy shook them up. We will protest, a Grand Jury will find “reasonable behavior” on the part of police and another black boy will be dead.

Wilsonia, The Wilson Bizarro World

I finally got around to reading the Grand Jury verdict in the case of Officer Darren Wilson. Let me review the situation:

1. A black boy was walking down the street.

2. The black boy was about six foot, four inches tall.

3. Officer Darren Wilson is about five feet eight inches tall.

4. So, Officer Wilson initiates an encounter with this huge guy.

5. Growing up in the slums of the Bronx we were taught never, ever, approach someone who could beat the hell out of you. Walk on and ignore him.

6. Officer Wilson somehow got this huge guy into his police car. According to Wilson, “and when I grabbed him, the only way I can describe it is I felt like a five year old holding onto Hulk Hogan… He had the most aggressive face… the only way I can describe it, it looked like a demon, that’s how angry it looked.” OK, so why the hell did you initiate a contact with a guy with an aggressive face who could beat the hell out of you? Schumck!

According to the Grand Jury, Darren Wilson had some scratches on the back of his neck and on his face, nothing serious.

My conclusion: Darren Wilson is lucky not to have been raised in the slums of New York City in which aggressive looking Jewish and Italian boys would have eaten him alive.

Selling Al Qaeda Franchises

Military forces in Yemen stormed a house and freed seven hostages. The hostages had been seized by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an outgrowth of the main organization which is fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt and any other place that will allow them to engage in acts of terrorism. Yemen soldiers insist they freed an American officer who was engaged in training Yemen soldiers. The United States government denies that any US soldier was freed because there are no American forces in that nation. This incident has led me to explore other franchises that might be of benefit to anyone reading this blog.

1. We have a franchise for any terrorist group for the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Plenty of opportunities to engage in mayhem and violence.

2. How about the al-Qaeda franchise to attack McDonald’s establishments in Texas?

3. Then again, how about a franchise to sell Wendy hamburgers to those going on a suicide mission. At least their tummy should be full prior to ceasing to be a tummy.

4. As of this point there is no al-Qaeda branch on Wall Street. Then again, it might be too dangerous for al-Qaeda when they encounter our Wall Street sharp shooters.

5. By the way there is no al-Qaeda organization for pre-schoolers. Care to set one up?

Let’s Blow Ourselves Up

It was a pleasant day in the city of Maiduguri which is located in the north-east area of Nigeria. This is an area in Nigeria in which most people are those of the Muslim religion. People were in a market place purchasing food for the day. People were laughing and talking about events in their lives. Little did they realize that the two teen age girls who just entered were more interested in getting into Heaven than getting food for the day. One teen girl shouted something, then pulled a string and blew herself up. People crowded around the three dead women seeking to so something. Just as they sought to aid those who were wounded, the other teen girl began to shout and scream, then pulled a string and blew herself up. By the time she was dead so were 34 innocent Nigerians.

I confess that I am unable to grasp how or why anyone would blow herself up in the cause of something or anything. But, in every religion there are those seeking to become a martyr for something in order to rush the voyage to Death. Unfortunately, we do not awaken from Death. We will never know that Death is simply, Death. And, Death exists here on Earth not up in the sky.

Let’s Declare War!

Senator Rand Paul is a very nice guy. He seeks to be pleasant to black folks, he seeks to present himself as a man with ideas, and he certainly seeks to come across as a man possessing a wide range of views on any and all topics in human events. Just a few years ago, Rand was against American involvement in overseas issues, and promised that if he was elected to something, actually, anything, then peace would reign over America. Yesterday, he opposed overseas adventures. But, alas, then came ISIS. According to Fox News the 25,000 members of ISIS constitute the “greatest threat to the existence of the United States of America than has ever been confronted in history.” Heck, those bad guys could send a missile that might go a hundred miles. Of course, they are 7,000 miles away, but informing the American people of the truth does not lead people to watch your TV programs.

Rand has decided to become General Rand Paul. He wants the United States to declare war on ISIS and then do something. Let me get this clear:

1. Declare war on ISIS.

2. Do not send American troops into battle.

Put the two decisions together and there is no doubt that ISIS will surrender to General Paul.

Folly Of No Policy

Future historians will term this era a period in which the American government lacked any semblance of a foreign policy anywhere in the world. Barack Obama is as clueless as was George Bush, and the result is chaos and disorder. Latest reports from Syria reveal the outcome of lack of a policy is the growth in power of ISIS. The fractured opponents of President Bashar al-Assad have finally reached a conclusion. Members of moderate Muslim groups, members of secular Syrians, members of radical Muslim groups in Syria are finally coming together in order to fight the man they hate so violently–Assad. The answer is now simple, forge an alliance of haters of Assad, and since ISIS gets the most attention and has the most weapons, just join with them!

The end result of lacking a foreign policy is to have the foreign policy created by those you hate. Haters Anonymous of Bashar al-Assad are now coming together, thanks to American bombing of ISIS.

1. There are groups in Syria whose enemy is Assad.

2. The US is bombing ISIS which is an enemy of Assad.

3. Result the bombing has made ISIS the “nice guys” to Syrian fighters.

US Never Had Middle Eastern Foreign Policy

The foreign policy tragedy of the Obama administration is that it never developed a foreign policy for the Middle East. Symbolically the comment by President Obama as to his policy toward ISIS was, ” I do not have a strategy.” His problems in the Middle East began years before that statement. Does he even today have a Middle East foreign policy. In fairness, he inherited a mess from President Bush, and never figured out what he wanted to accomplish in this region of the world. Examine the reality of the Middle East.

1. The most important military centers are in Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and Algeria. Only these nations have armies.

2. Poverty is the most important driving force in this region.

3. Well educated young people lack work. This results in them winding up working with jihadist groups.

4. The unresolved problem of Palestinians hovers over the region. It is a source of anger and violence.

5. President Assad was a wild card who hated militants of the Muslim religion.

At no point did the Obama administration:

1. Address the economic realities of this area of the world. Economic aid was crucial. NO “Marshall Plan” was ever offered to the region.

2. Some form of military alliance between Turkey, Egypt and Algeria might have created an armed force that could handle militants.

3. The issue of Israel HAD to be addressed. It never was.

In other words, a Mediterranean Marshall Plan just might have won over young educated Muslims in the region. The key element of the original Marshall Plan was -no money without cooperation between nations seeking funds.