Category Archives: US Foreign Policy

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the world from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 44 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I Republicans love anyone who is against poor people.

We have to find a word to replace Genocide so that Turks will be happy.

I wonder what will replace iPads in the future.

Most young Americans must be compelled to spend four hours a day in the sunshine.

Barack Obama is the best friend for Israel. He seeks peace.

There is no end to hatred in this world.

I wonder if God will ever return to this experiment.

Republicans For Christianity

A common theme among those seeking the Republican nomination for president is their commitment to the Christian religion. They insist that President Barack Obama is a secret Muslim or that he not only hates America but he hates Christianity. Republicans wrap themselves in the mantle of Christianity and proclaim that if elected they will defend Christians throughout the world. Let us examine the Republican party record in defending and protecting Christians in the Middle East.

1. When Republican President George Bush invaded the country of Iraq there were 800,000 Christians who could trace their ancestry back nearly 1800 years ago. Saddam Hussein was always protective of Christians because they wound up owing him for that protection and would not oppose him in power.

2. Along came the Americans. Now, there are about 250,000 Christians in Iraq. The rest have fled for their lives.

3. Why did they flee? George Bush installed people like Prime Minister Maliki who hated Christians and allowed Muslim fanatics to murder, harass and drive them from the country.

4. There are Christians in Syria and they are already gone or shortly will depart.

The Bush policies have been the greatest disaster for Christians in history.

So, Rand and Ted and Jeb sing out your love of Christianity. One more Republican president and there will not be a single Christian left in the Middle East!

Oops, Putin Said A Bad Word!

Vladimir Putin has an ability to irritate one and all in this world. He is so confident that whatever he utters will be accepted in the Soviet Union, –oops, I meant, Russia, that he once again angered another government. He was attending a meeting in the nation of Armenia to remember the murder of 1.5 million Armenians residing in Turkey during World War I, when he referred to this disaster as a GENOCIDE. Naturally, the government of Turkey is upset because they prefer living in a world that never happened. Either the Armenians in Turkey killed themselves or they were collaborating with the invading Russian army, but somehow in some way about 1.5 million wound up dead. Actually, the American Ambassador Henry Morgenthau described the atrocities frankly and clearly to his government. Armenians were murdered and it is time for Turkey to recognize this sloughier and initiate an educational program that teaches the truth.

What happened a hundred years is not the fault of modern Turks anymore than the Holocaust is the fault of modern Germans or the massacre of Indians in the West is the fault of modern Americans. As a society we must accept the truth of what happened in the past and work to ensure it does not happen today.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Demolition Mission”

Ok, we are good at demolishing, now how about building?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Mama Mia”

This is not good spaghetti!

Hungary, Budapest Times: “Banks Abandoned”

I assume they took the money with them.

Norway, Norway Post: “Five Jailed For Wolf Hunting”

Woof, woof to you!

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Police And Army Raid Hostel”

I trust it was really a house of of ill fame

Fallacy Of Drone Wars

The ongoing complaint about President Obama by members of the Republican party is that he is some sort of Neville Chamberlain who wants to appease evil doers. They insist he fails as a war leader because he does not want to take out the bad people. Drone attacks under the administration of President Obama are fifty times more prevalent than under the administration of our prior president, one George Bush. The real criticism of Obama is that he has gone crazy in ordering Drone attacks that have resulted in the death of thousands of bad guys –along with the deaths of thousands of innocent people. The US government has now acknowledged that a drone attack on January 15, 2015 which was directed at a military compound also led to the deaths of two hostages–Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry issued a statement: “The deaths of Weinstein and Lo Porto in a drone demonstrates the risk and unintended consequences of using this use of technology that Pakistan had been highlighting for a long time.”

Where is the evidence that killing bad guys with drones–along with a lot of innocent people–has in any way or any form resulted in the weakening of terrorist forces??? Drone attacks may result in the death of a bad guy but it also results in making other men desire to obtain revenge. The US government is now proud they have been open about admitting these deaths. Terrorism will only be defeated by another ideology that results in people leaving terrorism.

Oh Dem Mosques!

There is a constant fascination within Europe, among those who hate Muslims for the presence of mosques in their towns. There is something about the towers that are found upon mosques that irritates those who oppose the Muslim religion. Cathedrals are OK, they are examples of beautiful architecture, but once a mosque is built–the entire appearance of a town is completely destroyed. And, even worse, those Muslims issues calls to prayer. Talk about the horror of the Muslim religion–it actually gets people to enter a hose of prayer! Wow! At present only about 30% of Christians in Europe go into a house of prayer except for Easter or Christmas. It is simply not fair because them Muslims pack in people just about every day in the week.

Geert Wilders and Machiel de Graat are really angry about mosques. They want every mosque in the nation of Holland to be closed–yesterday! “We want to clean the Netherlands of Islam.” In their view the presence of members of the Muslim religion threatens the identity and culture of the nation of Holland. Gee, I wonder why some Dutch people go to pray and why most Dutch people do NOT wish to enter a house of workshop? Now, that is a mystery of life–and death for some religions!

WE Need More Planes!

The United States Congress has finally figured out how to end violence in the Middle East. Oh, some might argue it is important to assist Middle Eastern nations in creating economies that offer work and development of self concept among youth, but the American Congress is united, bothDemocrats and Republicans, upon the notion that we need more planes in order to do more bombing. Oh, you are complaining that America could use its money rebuilding our aging infrastructure, but that is simply more of that liberal talk about providing jobs when the number one issue in the world is–BOMB THE BASTARDS in the Middle East! A House Committee has come out for passing legislation that would spend about FOUR HUNDRED BILLION in order to purchase more F-35 planes. I do realize some of you liberals complain that we need more money for health care, but which is more important– bombing the bastards of saving all those children by creating early childhood schools and daycare for those with children who work??

The American air force at this moment is the most powerful in the world. It can bomb-at will– because there are no planes to combat their missions. Bombs do kill those on the ground At this point there is not shred of evidence that any bombing offense has led to peace in the Middle East.

Republican slogan: BILLIONS FOR WAR, NOT A PENNY FOR THOSE IN NEED. That, in their view, is the American way of life–AND DEATH!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

There are a lot of people who are happy but not happy about gay marriage.

I have not heard any nonsense from Sarah Palin. I wonder if she spends her time gazing out the window looking toward Siberia?

What ever happened to Herman Cain?

I have lost any knowledge as to the number of people seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Just think, what would America become if Ted Cruz was president??

The eyes of Texas are always gazing at guns.

I assume members of the NRA are buried with their guns, one never knows what lies ahead.

Explaining Turkey

There should be another category in awarding Nobel prizes for peace that is focused on deterring if the nation of Turkey is for or against peace in the Middle East. President Recep Erdogan has been opposed from day one of the government of President Assad in Syria. He opposes this man because Assad is really not a very devout Muslim and he is close to the government of Iran. Of course, the government of Turkey engages in trade and good relations with Iran, but Erdogan does not want them having anything to do with the government of Syria. The Kurds who reside in parts of Turkey and Syria were fighting against ISIS which is another group that Erdogan does not like, but when the Kurds asked for some help, President Erdogan refused. In other words when a group that opposes the group he does not like, he refuses to help them.

The story goes on and on. At no point has Turkey engaged in military action against Syria. As Erdogan notes, ” I do not believe air strikes are sufficient to defeat Daesh(ISIS) in either Syria or Iraq. A rand offensive is needed align with air strikes so that operations can be successful.” Ok, he wants an offensive operation, but for some reason he does not wish Turkish troops to be involved, just the other guys. Of course if the other guys ask for his aid the answer is-NO. At this point Turkey has the best armed force of any Arab nation. But, he wants the other guys to fight.

The Poor Migrant From Africa

Each day they board what is termed to be a “boat,” and each day some of those passengers wind up in the sea because they are simply refugees who have left their homes in search of a safe haven. The European Union has an organization that is known as, “Frontex.” According to its head, Fabrice Leggeri, “in our operational plan, we cannot have provisions for proactive search-and-rescue action. This is not in Frontex’s mandate, and this is not the mandate of the European Union. In simple English this means if a refugee is encountered, the goal is to catch them, hold them, and then send them back to Africa. It is a simple plan that is focused on the reality that Europe does not wish to have refugees within their borders.

Some might argue that a civilized society would at least check on the boats which are carrying refugees in order to make certain they are sea worthy. What exactly is the problem in checking boats? Why are criminals allowed to load up what they term to be a “vessel” in such a manner that many will simply overturn and cause the death of thousands? The “mandate” is not violated when care and concern is carried out. Frontex can easily return living people back to Africa rather than burying the bodies of dead Africans.

As I recall that guy named Jesus was from the other side of the Mediterranean!