Category Archives: Germany

A Stroll To Death

I was raised on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City during the Depression. We walked the streets during the day or at night without any fear because what exactly could anyone do to harm another person? Diren D. came from Germany to Missoula, Montana in order to enjoy a year among Americans as an exchange student. He came from a society in which few people wandered the world with guns loaded ready to blast away. One night, Diren was supposed to attend a party, but the person with the car never showed up. He got together with a fellow exchange student named Robby who came from Ecuador. They decided to go for a walk. There were no street lights and darkness made visual sight very difficult. They glanced toward houses, most of them rather modern and owned by those with wealth. They walked past a garage that was open. Robby thought Diren was behind him and kept on walking.

However, Diren simply glanced into the garage and was probably interested in the modern equipment. Little did he know that Markus Kaarma and his partner, Jannelle Plager had placed a motion sensor in the garage to ward off prowlers. Most probably Diren heard the sound of a beep as it informed those in the house that someone was in the garage. Markus grabbed his shotgun, Janelle flashed on the lights, Markus shouted, ” I see you,”and blasted away. Diren died.

Just a night time stroll to death. Why? Because he was in the land of guns and guns eventually mean someone will die. Just another innocent person dead because of the American mania for guns and death!

May Day In Russia –May Day Warning!

May Day in Russia and the good old days were back. Thousands of Russian troops marching to the sounds of heroic music while the new boss man of Russia, one Vladimir Putin gazed at the masses assembled to hail him as a reincarnation of the Çzar himself. Just think, shiny new armed helicopters up in the sky, new tanks and new weapons of war in a nation which is slowly descending to a massive decline in population and drunken men and women stumbling through the streets of shame. In his May Day sermon to the world, Putin warned the government of Ukraine to get its troops out of the Ukraine. Let me repeat his comment- the government of the Ukraine is warned that it has no right to send Ukranian soldiers into eastern region of its country because Putin does not want any interference in actions by thugs and Russian soldiers-dressed in civilian clothes– to take over government buildings. In the city of Slaviansk, the ELECTED mayor, Neili Shtepo was forced to resign at gun point.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Putin to persuade the thugs he had sent into eastern Ukraine to release observers from the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe who are currently their hostages. Throughout eastern Ukraine armed groups are seizing government buildings, beating up the police or persuading them to become part of the secession movement.

I assume the National Rifle Association will make these thugs the new heroes of what a gun can do for a criminal. Just pretend you are fighting for freedom from “the government”and Fox News will hail you as a hero and patriot for freedom. Perhaps, Cliven Bundy will move his cattle to the Ukraine and graze free of charge-forever!

No Spy Agreement For No Spies?

The German government is somewhat upset because of failure of the American government, not only to engage in spying on their close ally,Germany, but to refuse in any shape, way or form to end such activities. Ah, I forgot, America spies on our allies in order to prevent German Chancellor Angela Merkel to engage in espionage or terrorism against the American people. Angela Merkel wants her file to be destroyed and she wants to take a good look at what our spies learned about her activities. As of this point, the only response from President Obama is -silence. I have no doubt that silence was demanded by those leading the ÇIA or the NSA since, in reality, those who were never elected to public office in America now possess the power to decide who is our enemy.

What can President Obama now do?

1. Sign a No Spy agreement with our allies.

2. Open files to our allies concerning what our spy agencies discovered about their leaders.

3. Destroy every file we possess about a friendly leader!

Merkel Ain’t Fooling

Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that his nonsense simply does not register to her mind that his behavior is other than that of a five year old who refuses to accept reality. She is furious at failure of Russia to cease sending into eastern Ukraine bullies and Russian soldiers whose only goal is to destroy the Ukraine government. This is one tough gal and when she gets mad, look out because she is ready to meet Vladimir at high noon. “I spoke to the Russian president this morning and made clear again that, one the one hand Ukraine has taken a whole series of steps to implement the Geneva accord, but on the other hand I see no Russian backing for the accord.”

Barack Obama has threatened for so many years that tough words do not impact other leaders. But, Angela is one tough gal and she made clear to the Russian leader a new day is dawning. “We will have to contemplate further sanctions” with the near future. This is one mean tough gal!

Verge Of Civil War?

Russian President Vladimir Putin called German leader Angela Merkel to express his concerns regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine. He expressed his fear the Ukraine was “on the verge of a civil war” and since he is a man who believes in peace, this gentle spirt who displays care and concern for all humans wants to avoid any possibility of violence. After all, in Russia the state only resorts to violence when “militants” take to the streets to protest things like arguing for gay rights or the right of freedom of speech. How else can one respond to such provocative demonstrations of violence than with violence. Merkel informed Putin there was no evidence of possible violence unless men dressed in Russian uniforms, carrying Russian arms somehow wound up in the Ukraine. Putin was shocked, horribly shocked by such violent talk by the head of a nation about peaceful Putinland.

There is no doubt Putin wants violence which would provide the excuse of resorting to violence in order to end violence that he created. We offer some sensible ways to end this tragedy in the making.

Have the UN organize a referendum in eastern Ukraine in which people are offered several options:

1. Becoming part of Russia
2. Remaining part of the Ukraine
3. Greater power to regions but still part of the Ukraine.

All polls indicate that only 30% of the population of eastern Ukraine favors becoming part of Russia.

Remember The Murderers

The people of Japan has transformed their society in dramatic ways since the conclusion of World War II, but there is one aspect which remains locked in the past. Japanese leaders insist their nation was the VICTIM in World War II, nor the force which led to the death of millions of innocent people. Japan seized Korea early in the twentieth century and ruled with brutality in order to stamp out the very essence of Korean society. During World War II, thousands of Korean women were forced to become prostitutes in the service of Japanese soldiers, and the Japanese continue to insist, they did this voluntarily. Japan invaded China in 1937 and the ensuing war led to the death of millions as well as the brutal rape of over 50 thousand women in the city of Nanking. Japanese school books continue to insist their nation has no apology for these actions because America and other nations caused the wars and forced their soldiers into these actions.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued the path of arrogant behavior by visiting a memorial which honors Japanese soldiers who died during World War II. His visit to the Yasukuni memorial infuriated Japan and South Korea which regard such action as refusal to acknowledge the horror of Japanese action during the war. The Chinese government bluntly noted, “strong indignation at the Japanese leader for trampling on the feelings of the people of China.”

It is time Japanese educators visit Germany and learn how a nation confronts the horror of its past.

Death In Afghanistan By “Good Guys?”

It was just another day in the place we call, Afghanistan. During the past few weeks there have been numerous attacks by Taliban units against foreigners who cling to the supposed safety if large cities such as Kabul. A well guarded restaurant was a blasted last week and five killed. Anija Niedringhaus, a German photographer and Kathy Gannon, a reporter hitched a ride with a convoy protected by the Åfghan army in hope of getting to a city without getting blown up. They were successful and the convoy entered the city compound. An Afghan security man walked over to their car, shouted, Allahu Akbar, “god is great,” and opened fire on the women. Anija died instantly and Kathy was wounded. The Afghan officer meekly surrendered, and most probably will never be executed.

President Hamid Karzai insists any and all problems in his nation are the cause of American and NATO forces whose drones and fighting lead to the death of the innocent. He wants them to leave. Oh, the Afghan government has deployed over 400,000 police, security forces and the army to protect the people of Afghanistan. I think that is the problem, not the solution!

Angela, The Spy

Her name is Angela Merkel and she is head of Germany. She is in charge of domestic and foreign policy, she negotiates with foreign leaders and has been a close and good friend of the United States of America. German soldiers fight in Åfghanistan. She has supported American efforts to end the Syrian war, her policy has been very supportive of Israel even though Germany wishes the Israel government worked harder for peace with Palestinians. So, what exactly in her record has made the National Security Agency of the United States of America concerned about this potential threat to the security of our nation? I do not have a clue. Of course, she spent years in East Germany when it was controlled by Communists and perhaps this has resulted in questions concerning her loyalty to America. Of course, the NSA insists that all nations of the world are loyal to the USA.

According to the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, Angela Merkel had her phone tapped for ten years by the boys from the NSA, she has been the subject of 200 reports concerning her behavior, thinking and attitude toward life. Of course, she is only one among the 122 world leaders that American spies have spied on. Of course, this spying is ONLY done in the name of NATIONAL SECURITY.

Bully Russian Bullies

Vladimir Putin is having an enjoyable week playing the hero of the hour to Russians. Oh, so many feel good and proud to be a Russian. They want once again to frighten the world with the prospect of nuclear disaster in which millions die. I hate to inform them, but if their nut case leader pursues the path of violence and invasion, there is always A possibility of unintended consequences. Secretary of Defense Hagel said he was informed by Russian military authorities they would not invade eastern Ukraine, but thousands of Russian troops are on maneuvers along the border. Vladimir Putin got “permission”from his stooges in Parliament to send troops into eastern Ukraine in order to protect Russians who are being abused and deprived of their rights.

So,what can be done?

1. Dispatch unarmed police from every European Union nation to assist local police in eastern Ukraine.

2. Announce that America will provide all energy needs currently being provided by Russia to European Union members.

3. Inform Russia that any invasion of Ukraine would result in cancellation of all trade with their country.

A Simple Spy Story

We inhabit a world in which the forces of secrecy control information concerning our every day lives. We inhabit a world in which spy agencies constantly are invading our personal life in order to carry out allegedly important acts related to the every ominous, “security of the nation.” The spy agency alone decides what constitutes an issue of “national security” and whether or not anyone, and they mean, anyone has the right to know what they know. Professor Fransis Grosjean of the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland has been engaged for years in seeking information about his mother and father. His father was a French pilot who escaped the Germans and flew to France in 1940. He was asked by M15 to work for them. A German spy in England contacted the pilot and asked him to work for Germany. Professor Grosjean now believes his mother, who was then married to another man, divorced the man at the request of M15 and married his father. In other words, the professor and his sister were products of an M15 operation. His mother married his father in order to keep watch on his activities. After the war ended, she divorced him.

A simple request in 2004 to M15 about an event that occurred in 1941 met with the response from the spy agency, “any record we might have would be unlikely to be released in the foreseeable future.” They cited national security. All the professor wants to know is whether or not his mom worked for M15 and spied on his dad. According to M15: “it is longstanding policy not to confirm nor deny whether an individual was ever an agent.” I assume on grounds of national security.