Category Archives: US Foreign Policy

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

If cops can go 90 miles an hour, why can’t I?

Dead deer in the road, I guess he was a leap too short.

In any roadside restaurant there must be a waitress named, Mabel.

I hate confronting a woman who is in charge when I have a complaint.

I await the appearance of humanoid robots, they will be programmed for politeness.

God must have been in a good mood the day he created watermelon.

As Big Al always said back in the Bronx, “yeh, you got a college degree, but you still need five cents to ride the subway!”

I so miss the songs and voice of Johnny Cash.

My theory of driving, arrive late, arrive alive.

In my Bronx childhood, rye breads were not sliced. That joy was allowed to those who purchased the rye bread.

Putin Pouts Demanding Defiance!

These are difficult days for President Vladimir Putin since the media is filled with stories about Ebola or bombings in Iraq or here in America, about illegal immigrants. No one appears to be thinking about Vladimir, nor do world leaders pay any attention to what he thinks concerning issues of the day. Imagine a week without the world focused on another of his threats and histrionics? Vladimir just had to issue another of his warnings of doom in order to shift attention to what he thinks. Putin is on his way to visit Serbia so he gave an interview to a Serbian newspaper. “We hope that our partners realize the futility of attempting to blackmail Russia,and remember what consequences between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability…Together with the sanctions against entire sections of our economy, this approach can be called nothing but hostile” I assume he is raising the possibility of a nuclear war. What is most amazing is that Russian political and military leaders do not rise up in anger at this wild man and his threats to bring destruction to their nation.

Putin history lesson:

1. Gangsters overthrew the government of Ukraine.
2. Thugs paid by the CIA seized control of Ukraine.
3. Putin, the man of peace intervened to protect Ukrainians.
4. OK, some airliner was shot down, but it was shot down by the CIA!

In other words, Putin is only seeking peace and justice. The man certainly has balls to utter this nonsense!

Obama Plays Lawyer Rather Than Leader!

Once again, President Barack Obama has decided to play law professor rather than assume the mantle of leader of the nation. A college professor makes clear to students that he is always right, and for any comment by a student, he is quick with a retort to prove them wrong. The White House is arguing that the 1973 War Resolution which allows Presidents a sixty day window in which to respond to violent acts does not apply to bombings in Iraq against ISIS. In theory, October 7 would mark the end of legal bombings in Iraq, and require an act of Congress to continue such action. However, lawyer Obama now cites the 2001 and 2002 Authorization Military Force resolutions passed to allow President Bush to pursue Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida as justification for bombing in Iraq.

When will Barack Obama learn how to be a leader. He should have rushed to Congress and obtained authorization for bombing in Iraq. Does he actually believe that Republicans would vote against such action? How dumb can Obama be? No Republican running for re-election would provide his opponent the opportunity to blast his failure to “protect America.” This was a golden opportunity to get Republicans as your ally in this war. Instead, he allows them to stay on the sidelines offering negative comments. He took them off the hook of responsibility.

Barack Obama needs an old time Irish politician in the White House to guide his behavior.

MADNESS OF EBOLA

The New York Daily News headline proclaimed to a picture of President Obama:

FOR GOD’S SAKE
GET A GRIP

Now, let me get this clear, if there is an illness in our nation, somehow, some way the President can cure the patient. Barack Obama has nothing to do with Ebola, he has no power, he lacks any skill to treat this disease. The Center for Disease Control is in charge. Can we Americans for once, keep politics out of an issue that has nothing to do with politics? Does the Daily News want the President to offer advice to doctors? This is madness become even more madness by the constant nonstop attacks on Obama for every ill in the world.

I hate to inform the Daily News but the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital committed the mistakes. Not the CDC. So, how about another headline directed at Texas Governor Rick Perry:

FOR GOD’SAKE
GET A GRIP

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Biden Says Erdogan Admits Mistakes”
“Biden Apologizes To Erdogan For Comment”

France, Connexion: “Rat Complaints”

We prefer Cheddar over Meunster!

UK< Guardian: “Campaign Targets Breast Cancer”

To get it or cure it is the question?

Norway,Norway Post: “Implant Bionic Eye”

I can see you wherever you go!

China, China Daily: “Kim Jong Un Makes Appearance”

I guess that means some generals will make a disappearance.

Hezbollah, The Good Guys?

I recognize any words that depict members of Hezbollah as other than savage terrorists would annoy the Israel government. Of course, the Palestinian branch of Hezbollah has agreed to serve in the Palestinian Authority government which means it can not engage in terrorist activity. The complexity about Hezbollah grows even more interesting when one discusses ISIS. In the valley of Bekaa, which lies on the border with Syria hundreds of Hezbollah are fighting ISIS which it regards as a threat to Lebanon, as well as to the Syrian government. Hezbollah soldiers told a correspondent their aim is to “degrade and destroy” ISIS. So, let me explain:

1. The Israel government considers Hezbollah a threat to Israel.

2. The Israel government wants ISIS to be destroyed.

3. Hezbollah wants ISIS destroyed.

4. Turkey, allegedly is an ally in the fight against ISIS.

5. At this moment, Turkish planes are attacking Kurds who are fighting ISIS.

Question: How did we Americans get caught in this mad world??

Republicans Want ISIS Strategy

Fox News and Republicans are up in arms because there are not enough arms up in action in Iraq. They blame Barack Obama for the rise of ISIS and want to know why this group of terrorists have yet to be defeated. Let’s examine the record:

1. In 2006, when George Bush was president, his administration backed Nouri al Maliki to become head of the Iraqi government.

2. Since he assumed office this crooked, corrupt man has driven out from any place of responsibility Sunni men as well as sending thousands to jail. Maliki believes Shiites must dominate all aspects of Iraqi society, and the result is that thousands of Sunnis welcomed the arrival of ISIS.

3. ISIS consists of about 25,000 soldiers. The Iraqi army, allegedly has 250,000 soldiers. Do the math.

4. President Obama offered to retain US military advisers in Iraq but Prime Minister Maliki insisted that Americans would be subject sharia law if accused of a crime. Imagine what Fox News and Republicans would have shouted if President Obama had agreed to that demand.

Turkey is our “ally.” As Turkish troops stand idle, ISIS is blasting away at the Kurdish city of Kobani. Oh, the Turkish military is doing something–it is attacking Kurds. So, let me get this straight: Kurds are fighting ISIS and Turkey is fighting soldiers who are fighting ISIS. Sorry, the blame for problems in the Middle East rests on heads of Muslims in the region.

‘Dr. Ryan On Climate Change

It has become a basic premise of any Republican politician to demonstrate a complete lack of knowledge concerning what is happening in America as well as the world. Representative Paul Ryan ran for the office of Vice President of the United States of America which, ordinarily, would result in a desire to a grasp concerning issues of world importance. But,he is a Republican who must adhere to ideas that make no scientific sense, and simply cast the individual as illiterate and ignorant. Ryan was engaged in a debate with a Democrat and was asked by a moderator to state his views on climate change. He insisted that since climate change had occurred throughout history, we should not blame people today for influencing our climate.

The moderator pushed the issue and noted that 97% of scientists believed human actions have influenced climate. Of course, Ryan replied, that was their view, and he disagreed with it. Again he was asked about climate change and insisted, “I don’t know” what has caused climate change. There is no doubt he earned an ‘A’ grade from the Tea Party. How can college educated people believe this nonsense? What has happened to education in America??

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

UK, New Statesman: Riot Club Lads”

How about a Peace Club to handle the Riot Club?

Sweden, Local: “Are Youth Today Boring?”

No, but their iPads sure are!

USA, aol: “Two Shot In Shoot Out”

They were simply exercising their 2nd Amendment Constitutional rights!

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Rat On Rivals”

How about just sending rats to your rivals?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “How Could It Have Been Mislaid?”

In the House of Representatives, they only mislay their sense of ethical behavior!

So, What’s With Ebola?

At this moment in time, exactly ONE nurse has become a victim of Ebola in the United States of America. Naturally, to Fox News pundits, we are confronting a massive threat to the very security of the United States of America. First, one nurse became ill, and then another and so on and so on. Nina Pham was among the nurses who treated the gentleman who brought Ebola from Africa. The pone clear aspect of this story is that procedures in hospitals are still not up to the standard necessary if Ebola is to be halted. Critics already are complaining that nurse Pham failed to adhere to proper safety procedures when she took off her hospital uniform. Something went amiss. How about?

1. Transforming a hospital in each city whose major concern would be to handle Ebola patients?

2. Ensuring that medical workers were provided with the necessary gear required in such an outbreak?

3. Sending the best experts on Ebola to any hospital which has such a patient in order to ensure proper training for staff?

OH, and having President Barack Obama to resign since he is the cause of this disease from Africa!!