Category Archives: US Foreign Policy

Syria Forever?

Each day I gaze at pictures in the newspaper or online which depict frightened people fleeing from Syria. They have left by the millions, desperately seeking a place of safety and comfort, at least for the moment. They are homeless, they are alone, they are abandoned by their country’s leaders and the world. On their face is the same look one saw during the 1930s when Jews were fleeing Nazi Germany in hope that someone would offer some form of safety. No nation stepped forward. Today, Sweden has been doing the job of offering a home, but there are limits to that small country. So, what can be done?

1. The UN should organize a program of relocation that spreads refugees around the world. Sorry, that is the only alternative.

2. Somehow,some way,Russia and Iran must persuade President Assad to step aside.

3. Just imagine the reaction of Donald Trump if a few thousand Syrian refugees showed up on our shores!

Din Rodef Means Death

The nation of Israel has been struggling for the past decades as to who or what it is. The original dream of Israel was to be a symbol in the Middle East of a democratic society in which people of all religions could live in peace and harmony. Somehow,along the road to this goal religious extremists entered the picture and obtained power. It was a Jewish terrorist who murdered Israel Prime Minister Rabin, and it is Jewish gun men who use their power to deny rights to Muslims and Christian farmers and workers.

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner made clear the other day that anyone who quarrels with the chief rabbinate of Jerusalem is subject to din rode.That means in English, the right of true believers to resort to force to kill him. The state of Israel has now reached a point in which there are citizens claiming the right of murder for those who oppose religious leaders. What ever happened to the dream?

Wisconsin Milk

Scot Walker is a Republican. Scott Walker has a hero named Donald Trump. Scott Walker wants a high, high wall built on the border with Mexico, heck, he even wants one built on the Canadian border a– all three thousand miles long. Scott Walker has taken a stand against immigrants, and wants them to quit taking jobs away from Americans. He wants an “immigration system that works. I don’t think you do it with amnesty.”

There is one slight problem for Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Dairy Association about HALF THE WORKERS ON FARMS ARE IMMIGRANTS! According to dairy farmer John Rosnow, his anti-immigrant proposal would “put most farmers in the state out of business.”

Oh, well, Scott broke unions and now he will break farmers!

Jobs To China

The Republican party has moved from the important issue of the African birth of Barack Hussein Obama to the more important issue of how the black dude is behind the flight of jobs from America to China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and, naturally, Mexico. It is slightly unclear how actions of an American president result in jobs leaving America and heading for China, but, what the heck, it sure sounds scary.

1. AMERICAN BUSINESS LEADERS ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ESTABLISH FACTORIES IN CHINA AND HAVE CHINESE PEOPLE BUILD THEIR PRODUCTS.

2. American business leaders obtain cheap labor in other nations.

3. American business leaders just want low wages and they will go with that is found.

4. American business leaders are even locating their headquarters in foreign lands to escape taxes in the US.

5. Donald, American business leaders increasingly use robots for work. Soon, they will return their business establishments to America and forget about people, American, Chinese, Thai,etc..

Female Trump Speaks

On occasion I become somewhat confused when Republican discuss issues of world importance. Sarah Palin ran on the ticket with John McCain for the presidency in 2008. As I recall, she embraced McCain as a great man and a born leader. Donald Trump insulted a war hero whose name is John McCain and the woman who ran with McCain now raves about the wonderful Trump man! “Voters crave the anti-status politician. They want results. They need someone who will fire all the politically correct police. Everything about Donald Trump is avant garde.

These comments are so incredibly insensitive toward a man who lifted Palin from being an unknown governor into a major political figure. How low can this woman sink?

Does Obama Hate Jews, Israel and So On?

I continually encounter Jews who insist the following:

1. Barack Obama is the worst president in history.

2. President Obama hates Jews.

3. President Obama hates Israel.

4.President Obama wants Iran to wipe out Israel.

Then again,there is the record of President Obama

1. He has numerous Jews surrounding him every day.

2. Under his administration Israel has been given $15 billion in military aid.

3. Under his administration the Dome was built which can knock down incoming missiles.

4. Secretary of State John Kerry has spent months attempting to assist Israel to reach an agreement with Muslim leaders.

If such actions represent, HATE, please get Obama to hate me!

Jeb Does It Again!

Let me get this straight–the grandfather of Jeb Bush was a distinguished US Senator,his father was a President, and his brother was sort of a President. One would assume with that political background, Jeb would understand something about the world of politics. Jeb was down Texas way when someone raised the issue of “anchor babies,” those born to mothers who were not American citizens at the moment of their birth. Jeb wanted to make clear his position on anchor babies. When he refers to those babies, he means “those born to Asian parents.”

Jeb, Jeb, my little Jeb boy. There are a few million people in this nation who come from Asian societies and are working to become US citizens. So, my little Jeb boy, when you refer to “Asians” you just insulted a few million people.

Jebbie, my boy, a bit of advice: Whatever the Donald man says,you say the opposite. At least you will not wind up insulting people –who vote!

Ted Cruz Story Of Immigration

TedCruz is very concerned about securing our border. Of course, when he refers to “our border” he only gazes South, but never North. I realize that Ted is one of those immigrants who came from way up north.

1. Ted Cruz was born in Canada.

2. His father was NOT an American.

3. His mom was an American which makes him a 50% American at birth.

4. As of this date in our history, no one who was born outside the American nation has been elected President.

5. I think the existence of a Ted Cruz is evidence we must secure the northern border to prevent idiots from entering our great nation.

6. Here is a person who attended Harvard and insists that “I am not a scientist.” I feel sorry for his folks who spent gobs of money to get a college graduate who can not say, “I am not a scientist which means I will consult one to get information.”

Anyway, admit Ted Cruz and have those Hispanics take away good jobs from we true Americans!!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, Newsday: “I Just Lost Everything”

Today’s lament in America!

Russia, Moscow Times; “Take A Trip To Crimea”

For Putin that means not only a trip but take over Crimea.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Take A Trip To Mars”

Any place just let me escape Donald Trump’s voice!

Australia,Canberra Times: “My Worst Nightmare”

Being forced to spend eternity watching Fox News.

Egypt, al-ahram: Nudists In Despair”

But, not those watching them!

Migrants Keep On Coming

Thousands of migrants are finding ways to reach the shores European nations. They are desperate, they seek a land in which their children can attain education, and opportunities for work that leads to a decent level of life. The march of migrants is the oldest story in the history of humanity. Thousands of years ago,our ancestors decided to leave Africa, some turned right and headed for Asia, some went north to Europe. Those who became Europeans eventually became inhabitants of the New World.

There is something ironic listening to Donald Trump rave and rant about immigrants taking away the jobs of Americans. HIS ancestors were the Irish who flocked to America only to encounter those who feared and hated them. The Know Nothing Party of the 1850s wanted to end immigration of the poor Irish. Between 1880-1924 about twenty million immigrants arrived from Europe. We Americans area a nation of immigrants and each group has encountered the Donald Trumps of the time.

Donald, why don’t you go back to where you came from!