Category Archives: Muslims

Plight Of Rohingya

I realize there are few Americans who give a damn about the Muslim Rohingya who live in the Buddhist nation of Myanmar and are subject to brutality and oppression. Sheldon Adelson is willing to give millions to any politician whose only concern is about Israel, but, unfortunately, there is no Muslim billionaire in America who is willing to give millions to our politicians if they would provide assistance to people who are being brutalized, raped and killed by the religious folk known as Buddhists. Thousands of Rohingya have fled in ships to Muslim nations such as Indonesia or Malaysia only to be told-“get the hell out of our waters and go back to death in Myanmar.” Some are demanding that the Association of Southeastern Nations (ASEAN) should expel Myanmar whose behavior is horrendous. A Muslim leader, Nasruddin, has posed some questions: “Where are the ASEAN nations? Why are they silent?”

Good questions. If Israel did something evil, then Muslim nations are shouting war and violence. If a Buddhist nation does something evil to Muslims, we only hear the silence of indifference.

Ramadi, Ramadi Has Fallen

The city of Ramadi has fallen to the nut cases of ISIS because the United States does not wish to cooperate with Iranian leaders in dealing with real problems facing Iraq. The US insists that any group in Iraq which has ties to Iran can not take part in the fight against ISIS. Here is the reality:

1. 30% of Iraq is composed of Sunnis.

2. Iran “advisors” are working with Shiite groups to defeat ISIS.

3. The only way to defeat ISIS is by combining Sunni and Shiite forces.

4. President Obama, the issue right now is ISIS, it is not Iran influencing the government of Iraq.

5. Reality is that President Bush defeated the Sunni leaders of Iraq and turned the government over to Shiite leaders who look to Iran.

Face up to reality. Sunni military forces must be used and they must be led by Sunni officers. If we want to defeat ISIS then bring together all those who oppose this murderous force.

During World War II, the anti-Communist Prime Minister Winston Churchill, upon hearing that Germany had invaded the Soviet Union, offered aid to the Russians. “I will shake hands with the Devil himself if it means saving England.” President Obama might learn from Winston Churchill.

SingWrong Tune In Turkey

There are moments in life when one no longer is surprised at what SOME Muslims consider to be against the will of God. Throughout human history people throughout the world have played music and sung and drawn pictures. Name a human society without some form of music, name a human society without some form of singing? A young Turkish girl named Mutle Kaya just loved to sing and sing. A Turkish musical star, Sibel Can, heard her lovely voice and encouraged her to enter a contest. Alas, some members of her father’s tribe or clan or whatever, decided that she had become possessed by evil spirits and after sending death threats they physically attacked the girl.

During the year 2014 in Turkey, at least 294 women were murdered for some form of incorrect behavior. Just add singing to the list. I wonder if women in Turkey can sing in the shower?

Here Comes Saudi Arabia!

The nation of Saudi Arabia has a new king, he, naturally is in his seventies since to lead Saudi Arabia one must be elderly and among the God knows how many sons of the former King? King Salman, this is the short version of his name, is ready for action. He has initiated as bombing campaign in Yemen in order to halt the Houthi advance. There are some questions about his appointment of 30 year old Prince Mohammad bin Salman since who ever heard of a man in his thirties taking any leadership role in Saudi Arabia? Guys in this age should be devoting their time to making babies, not to making war. Anyway, the prince wants t he world to know that the King “is the one who is directing, not only the military operations in Yemen, but all important issues of internal and external affairs.”

This is the problem in Saudi Arabia, elderly guys with absolutely NO military experience are involved in directing military policy. Sorry, King Salman, but bombing Yemen will not end the Houthi advance. Oh, it will cause the death of thousands and lead to the growth of Houthi military armed forces.

Has anyone in Saudi Arabia contemplated the idea of allowing young secular minded military leaders to have some say in what happens in the war against the Houthi?

Confusion In Israel

The only thing certain about Israel is the failure within the nation to create a government that represents both domestic and foreign policies that will bring prosperity and peace to the people of the nation. Most observers have lost track as to the number of “ministers with portfolios” who currently constituted the Cabinet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In order to forge a government, Bibi has given “government portfolios” to just about every group in order to get the 61 seats necessary to form a “majority government.” There are Cabinet officials who seek to focus on restoring economic sense, there are Cabinet ministers whose main goal is protecting the rights of religious Jews not to serve in the army and to receive government benefits in order to “study the Torah.”

There is no coherent foreign policy that would center upon working in a cooperative manner with the Obama administration. Instead, the goal of Netanyahu is to work with Republican congressmen in order to have them take over foreign policy in America. What could Netanyahu do?

1. Work with the Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog and form a government that would work for peace with Palestinians and end the control of religious fanatics in Israel. There is no difference between a Muslim clergy and a Jewish clergy when it comes to focusing upon uniting a nation by including those who do not believe clergy should be in government.

2. How about apologizing to President Obama and appointing an ambassador who is not the buddy of Republicans in Congress?

Ramada And ISIS

Two months ago there were signs of an active attempt on the part of the government of Iraq to organize a successful fight against ISIS. For the moment it appeared as though leaders in Baghdad were ready to forget about sectarian concerns and seek to unite the nation against a foreign body that had entered. In order to be successful against ISIS it would have required the Shiite government in the capital to reach out to the 30% of Iraq citizens who are Sunni and seek a united front. This would require arming Sunni groups and offering them an important role in government. Alas, this never happened. It would have required the United States to cease opposing soldiers from Iran to play a role in the fight against ISIS. So, to no one’s surprise, the so called “fight against ISIS” has halted.

Instead of moving forward, the Iraq army is moving backwards. Units friendly to Iran have been kept out of the fight which has allowed ISIS to once again become successful. Sorry Barack, the Iraq government needs any and all soldiers ready to fight ISIS. It is time to unite with Iran and destroy the main enemy–ISIS!

Does President Obama have any logical foreign policy for the Middle East??

ISIS In Ramadi

I am so happy that the US army is training about five thousand “moderates” to confront the armed forces of ISIS. There is a theory within the USA that the best way to fight ISIS is to create a moderate group of Muslims who will desire to charge into battle because they believe in moderation. The factor that makes ISIS so threatening is that its forces are stimulated by the power of hate, violence, religion,and conquest. For some reason those in the West have lost their desire to fight and believe that sending men into battle who do not believe with fervor the cause for which they fight will somehow, in someway lead to victory. The only enemy of ISIS who will defeat this group of terrorists is another group of terrorists who are driven by a love for democracy. You know, the same attitude that permeated British and Americans who fought in World War II.

The training program for “moderates” doesn’t even have a moderate chance for success. Muslims who are driven, who want with fervor, democracy, are the only ones who will defeat the forces of terror. Of course, the problem is lack of charismatic leaders in the Muslim world who seek democracy and modernism. Find those people and ISIS will be defeated.

Bushes In Your Life

Wee are now entering thirty years of Bush folks somewhere near or around the White House. So, to understand the Bush clan:

1. A Bush holding your hand means the other one might hold a knife.

2. Together the Bush dynasty has led to three wars for America.

3. I believe the behavior of the Bush clan is bush league.

4. When a Bush lights a fire it can become a firefight.

5. Few Bushes grow up to be giant trees in the forest.

6. Plant a bush on your lawn and it will transform into a fungus that devours your sons and daughters.

I believe it is time to replace our bushes with flowering plants of beauty.

Middle East 101 For Dummies

marco Rubio and Rand Paul have suddenly become experts about Middle Eastern foreign policy. Both men have emerged as the leading experts on policy in this area of the world. Both men are determined the only solution in dealing with problems is to “send in the troops.” They demand action, and are tired of the inept policy of President Obama who refused to take strong military action, right now. Frankly, I doubt if either one of these two brave men who have never served their nation in the military have the slightest knowledge of what is happening in Iraq or Yemen.

1. Both demand confronting the “Iran-backed” Houthi in Yemen. Actually, the Houthi have two enemies in Yemen. One was the government which they drove from power. However, their main enemy is -AL QAEDA! I doubt if Rand or Marco even knows the group they want to take out is leading the fight against al Qaeda which both hate.

2. Actually, the Houthi initially were NOT backed by Iran, it was only AFTER the Houthi demonstrated success that Iran offered support. So, how come the US did not offer support?

3. Rand and Marco are the great friends of Israel. I hate to inform them but Israel is one of the problems in the area. Its failure to work with Palestinian leaders and create a modern Palestinian state is A cause of problems, not THE cause.

4. I hate to inform Marco and Rand that use of force was the MAIN problem of the Bush administration. It was GEORGE BUSH whose use of force created ISIS.

It is time for being calm and focus on economic development and provide young people in the region a reason to support Western powers. Above all, it is necessary to allow the emergence of Muslim moderate leaders if we desire peace in the region.

So, ends Middle East 101 for Dummies

Iraq Myths

Once upon a time there was a great American president who sent soldiers into battle, and defeated the bad people. He did all the right things, bombing and shooting and before anyone knew what had happened all the bad people were gone. Unfortunately, this great man was soon replaced by a black dude from Africa who refused to follow the ideas of the great American president, and before anyone knew what had happened, all the bad people had returned to power. Jeb Bush was at a town hall meeting in Las Vegas when 19 year old Ivy Ziedrich, made the comment, “your brother created ISIS.” She went on to note that he was “spouting nationalist rhetoric.” Well, mam, those are fighting words to a real man of the West.

According to Jeb, “when we left Iraq, security had been arranged, al-Qaeda had been taken out.” Really.

1. It was President George Bush who appointed Prime Minister to the position of leadership.

2. It was Maliki who turned on Sunni leaders and made them turn toward terrorism.

3. Prior to 2001 the group known as “al-Qaeda, at best, had about one thousand followers.

4. By the time Iraq had been at war for three years, al-Qaeda had, at least, ten thousand followers.

IT WAS GEORGE BUSH WHO WIPED OUT THE TWO LEADING ENEMIES OF IRAN– AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ!

P.S. When US troops entered Iraq there were 800,000 Christians living in peace. When George Bush left office, half the Christian population had fled Iraq.

IRAQ WAS NEVER STABLE.

Another Fox News myth.