Category Archives: US Foreign Policy

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “How To Build Connections At Work?”

More money would sure help to connect with me.

USA, NY Daily News: “Judge’s Job Listed In Classified”

I am certain lobbyists have their own Classified pages.

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Sheep Roaming Free”

Baa bas to all.

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Spanish Town Named ‘Kill The Jews’ Renamed.”

Courtesy of the state of Texas it will now be called, “Kill The Black Dude President”

USA, aol: “Defendant Shot In Courtroom”

That is one way to reduce the cost of trials!

Sweden, Local: “Am I Going To Die?”

Eventually.

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Twitter Toes The Line In Turkey”

Prime Minister Erdogan is all a twitter about graft stories!

An ‘Incident” To Occur!

The world watches in horror as armed masked men dressed in Russian uniforms, speaking Russian and behaving just like Russians do under the regime of Vladimir Putin. They resort to violence in order to create a situation which simply awaits the moment when an “incident” will occur in which someone dressed in the Russian uniform is shot or killed. This will provide the moment for President Putin to order in the Russian army in order to “protect” Russians from the horror of a free Ukraine. Vladimir Rybak was a councillor in the east Ukraine city of Rybak. He attempted to get into city hall only to be pushed away by supporters of Mother Russia. Suddenly, a car pulled up and four masked men grabbed him. The next day his body was found sixty miles away in a pro-Russian stronghold, he had been tortured and his body drowned. Naturally, the Russian government insists this is simply another CIA plot to smear its wonderful reputation.

Several other people who seek to remain part of the Ukraine are now dead. Putin insists their death were the result of a plot by the CIA and are examples of attempting to force him to send in troops to protect people. God forbid that Vladimir Putin would ever use force in order to get his way. Just ask gays or those who oppose his rule in Russia how this man of peace, law and order simply wants to make the law in order to ensure those against him understand, agree with Putin or risk death!

Hamas And Fatah Sign Agreement

There is no question that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very upset. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh, head of Hamas which controls Gaza have signed an agreement providing for the end of their dispute and holding of a peaceful election between Fatah and Hamas within a few months. So, why is Netanyahu angry? One might think he would be pleased that Palestinians are united which would ensure that any agreement signed by President Abbas and himself would be carried out by all Palestinians. Prime Minister Netanyahu simply does NOT want peace. His supporters on the West Bank and among Orthodox Jews thrive as long as their is conflict and discord. Each passing day witnesses the extension of Jewish settlements on the West Bank even though that area was part of the original United Nations accord for two states in the old mandate of Palestine.

Israel has a powerful armed forces. It is in possession of atomic weapons. It can use its military force to take land away from Palestinians. But, each passing day means that it simply is a matter of time before miniature weapons of mass destruction will be developed. The growing population of Palestinians means it is simply a matter of time before Israel confronts the reality there are more Palestinians than Jews. Oh, Israel can create a unified apartheid state and become the most hated nation in the world.

PEACE is the ONLY hope for Israel. NOW is the time!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Some read with intense look.

Some read with intense mind.

Some fear love, some enjoy hate.

As one grows older, scratches linger.

I know that God takes vacations, how come Death does not?

What is valuable to one generation may not be to another.

Oh, to be able to take a trip through time!

Never forsake a friend.

We can not trick our heart.

Some pollute the planet, some our minds.

Many old people continue wearing jackets of younger days.

I believe cops deserve free food and drink.

Old adage: a fool and his money are soon parted.

Where have all the old adages gone?

LESSONS OF LIFE

I was raised in the slums of south Bronx in New York City during the Depression. These are the lessons we were taught as poor people lacking any sense of power or connection to those who possessed the power of authority:

1. Never carry a gun. It can go off with terrible results.

2. Never pick a fight with a stranger, one never knows.

3. Always be loyal to those who are your friends.

4. Always repay a favor of kindness.

5. Never pick a fight with someone who can beat the hell out of you.

6. The cops protect those who have power.

7. Trust the Irish political bosses, they are your friends.

8. Republicans simply protect those with wealth.

9. Share what you have with those who lack. One never knows when you will be in that position.

10. Work your butt off whenever you get a job.

11. Vote for Franklin D. Roosevelt, he is your friend.

12. Adore Eleanor Roosevelt, she cares for you because you are poor.

13. Never steal in your neighborhood.

14. When walking in a strange neighborhood, walk gently

15. And, above all, fuck the wealthy!!

India-Land Of Rapists

The people of India contain millions of wonderful human beings who work for the cause of human justice, but this nation is also home to some men who would be welcomed with open arms by those in our Tea Party. Some Indian leaders make statements that simply lack any sense of reality or interest in the lives of women. Mulayan Ssingh Yardev of the Socialist party in the state of Uttar Pradesh just had to inform the people of India that he must rank as the Number One woman hater in the world. He is very upset because two men in a recent Mumbai court decision were sentenced to jail for participating in a brutal gang rape of a woman. According to Yardev, if he is elected prime minister any law that sentences a man to jail for rape will be repealed because “boys will be boys.” After all, “following a girl-boy fight, the girl complains she was raped.” In the Mumbai rape the boys shoved a broom handle up her rear end.

One of his buddies, Abu Azmi went further. “Rape is punishable by hanging in India. But here noting happens to women, only to men, but women are also guilty.” Huh? How can one even respond to such stupidity. Oh, his son denounced dad and is furious at any and all rapists. I suggest we shove a broom handle up the butt of Abu!!

Death Takes No Holiday In Yemen

Over the Easter holiday in Yemen, which, of course, is not a holiday in Yemen, drones were blasting objects just as in the Ukraine, black hooded men were pretending to be soldiers fighting for freedom and peace and the Russian way of life. Every so often this weird idea enters my mind that we can spend one religious holiday in peace and quiet. An estimated 55 “militants” or “terrorists” or “Islamic fighters” or “bad people” were killed because “informed authorities”decided that these men were bad and members of al-Qaeda. How can I, or anyone else, dare to disagree with the CIA or the NSÅ or a member of “Special Forces” or some person operating a video stick in Virginia that when we Americans claim that a man is a bad person, he is!

The CIA on the scene insists all of the 55 who died due to Drone attacks were indeed, very, very bad people. OK, so a few minor innocent people died, but in the war against terror, once in a while the innocent must suffer. Barack Obama will sleep peacefully tonight knowing that 55 bad, bad people died in the fight for freedom and the American way of life!

Death Takes No Easter Holiday

I am an inhabitant of the United States of America. As a citizen of this country, the United States Supreme Court insists that I have the legal right to wander the streets armed to kill because the “2nd Amendment passed in 1787 says it.” Somehow, I doubt if those who wrote the Constitution really believed anyone, anytime, anywhere had the right to carry a gun and blast away if felt threatened. The Supreme Court, the National Rifle Association, our members of Congress and many state legislators insist the right to be armed is YOUR RIGHT! After all, “if you think” someone is a threat to your life, you have the right to shoot him! Given, this attitude, is it surprising that gangs of young men in Chicago believe since they are threatened they have the right to shoot and shoot?

Over the Easter weekend in Chicago 45 young people were shot with the result nine are dead and the others are in hospitals. According to Ronald Holt of the Chicago police, “fratricide” is occurring and many young people believe “the only way to resolve a conflict is to get a gun and go shoot to kill.” His 17 year old son died this way.

How are Chicago youth who shoot any different from NRA types who proclaim their right to use violence because they do not like this or that law? Right now NRA vigilantes are protecting the property of a rancher who refuses to pay the exorbitant fee of $1.35 per cow for grazing rights and Republicans hail these men as heroes!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Older Swedes Sex Lives”

An old tale of sorrow?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Come And Bang With Miley Cyrus”

Talk about a wasted day of my life!

USA, NY Post: “Courage, Common Sense And Cannabis”

Comfort, care and a creative opportunity for this dude.

UK, Guardian: “Nursery Bars 3 Year Old Over Behavior”

You are now THREE, for God’s sake, use the toilet!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Transgender Couple Will Compete”

In sex contest?

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “What Will We Ever Know?”

Well, we DO know that in America, money runs our government!

China, China Daily: “Grandma Froze To Death In Morgue”

Is there something wrong about this? Better than burning to death in Hell!

Israel Again Displays Arrogance

There is no doubt the right of Jews to live in the state of Israel has never been acknowledged by many nations of the world. The reason is quite clear-there remains among many people an undying hatred of Jews. That is reality. However, the history of the Israel government in handling delicate issues pertaining to the religious center of Jerusalem which belongs to Jews, Christians and Muslims has been an adventure in disastrous public relations. Three religions converge on Jerusalem, three religions have sites they worship in Jerusalem, and three religions have the right to honor their legacy in Jerusalem. It is now Easter Week and Israel authorities have assumed the right to decide who can worship and who cannot. Robert Sergy, a UN official was even denied the right to enter religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem because Israel police have barricades through which worshippers can only pass–with permission of the Israel government.

Father Firas Aridah expressed the feeling of thousands of Christians who live on the West Bank: “the Israel authorities have said they are giving more permits this year to come from the West Bank, but the point is that Christians should be able to come here without permits.” Christianity was born two thousand years ago in Jerusalem and Christians are entitled to the right to pray not only during Easter Week, but throughout the year.

The Israel government needs a few lessons in public relations. To deny the right of worship to others simply increases hatred towards Israel.