Category Archives: World News

This daily review will present headlines and a short paragraph concerning issues presented in newspapers throughout the world.

Fire, Fire Burning Bright Into The Night

I am a citizen of the United States of America so there is never a doubt in my mind that when a police officer shoots a black kid, the Grand Jury verdict will conclude the unarmed young man posed a threat to the life of the man who held a gun in his hand. In St. Louis County, the Grand Jury decided that Officer Darren Wilson had every right to kill Michael Brown who lacked any weapons. Let me examine the evidence.

1. It is clear there is a bruise on the neck of Officer Wilson and a bruise on his cheek. It is still unclear whether or not these bruises posed a death potentiality to Wilson.

2. Originally, Michael Brown was walking down the street. All accept that scenario.

3. Officer Wilson initiated the encounter.

Anyway, Michael Brown is dead. Officer Wilson is alive. And the city of Ferguson, Missouri is burning bright. Young men and women are looting liquor stores, they are burning business establishments, hundreds of police are watching these events. For some strange reason the Grand Jury decided to release its findings at 8:00 p.m. when hundreds of people were wandering the streets of Ferguson. Any intelligent person would understand the report should have been released at 8:00 a.m. when everyone was sound asleep. But, this is St.Louis and when it comes to racial prejudice this city takes the prize. I speak from the experience of living in this area for forty years. I am NOT amazed at the stupidity of police failing to protect stores from looters. Police are standing in the streets watching the looting and burning.

The Afermath:

1. Fury in the hearts of those who are black –or white and believe that Officer Wilson was guilty of something.

2. The people of Ferguson have no immediate place to get food or access a drug store.

3. A small band of looters are now happy.

4. No intelligent proposals for peace came from the Grand Jury.

Fire, fire, burn brightly and burn down the lives of innocent people.

Let’s Blow Ourselves Up

It was a pleasant day in the city of Maiduguri which is located in the north-east area of Nigeria. This is an area in Nigeria in which most people are those of the Muslim religion. People were in a market place purchasing food for the day. People were laughing and talking about events in their lives. Little did they realize that the two teen age girls who just entered were more interested in getting into Heaven than getting food for the day. One teen girl shouted something, then pulled a string and blew herself up. People crowded around the three dead women seeking to so something. Just as they sought to aid those who were wounded, the other teen girl began to shout and scream, then pulled a string and blew herself up. By the time she was dead so were 34 innocent Nigerians.

I confess that I am unable to grasp how or why anyone would blow herself up in the cause of something or anything. But, in every religion there are those seeking to become a martyr for something in order to rush the voyage to Death. Unfortunately, we do not awaken from Death. We will never know that Death is simply, Death. And, Death exists here on Earth not up in the sky.

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

One must learn to accept who one is.

There are limits in all aspects of life.

There are physical boundaries, not mental ones.

America is a state of mind as well as a state of land.

Grandpa and grandma, two beautiful words.

Tall child among siblings is the leader.

Men play with hands, women with hair.

We respect wealth, not poverty.

Be patient with time, it comes and goes-always.

I wonder if I can apply for a God job.

Folly Of No Policy

Future historians will term this era a period in which the American government lacked any semblance of a foreign policy anywhere in the world. Barack Obama is as clueless as was George Bush, and the result is chaos and disorder. Latest reports from Syria reveal the outcome of lack of a policy is the growth in power of ISIS. The fractured opponents of President Bashar al-Assad have finally reached a conclusion. Members of moderate Muslim groups, members of secular Syrians, members of radical Muslim groups in Syria are finally coming together in order to fight the man they hate so violently–Assad. The answer is now simple, forge an alliance of haters of Assad, and since ISIS gets the most attention and has the most weapons, just join with them!

The end result of lacking a foreign policy is to have the foreign policy created by those you hate. Haters Anonymous of Bashar al-Assad are now coming together, thanks to American bombing of ISIS.

1. There are groups in Syria whose enemy is Assad.

2. The US is bombing ISIS which is an enemy of Assad.

3. Result the bombing has made ISIS the “nice guys” to Syrian fighters.

Rudy, The Mouth, Guiliani

Confession. I have never been a fan of the infamous former Mayor of New York City, the one and only Rudy Giuliani. He was a creation of the media. His so-called tough actions allegedly led to the decline of crime in New York City. Actually, crime in EVERY MAJOR AMERICAN CITY declined during the 1990s, regardless of what the police did or who was mayor of the city. The decline took place due to the smaller number of young men in the age bracket, 17-28. It is in this age cohort that most crime occurs, and when there are fewer in this age cohort, crime, automatically goes down.

Rudy, the mouth, was on Meet The Press, in order to provide his keen insights into the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Naturally, he had to shout and scream his well known dislike of those with dark skins. IN his analysis of the Michael Brown shooting, the only person at fault was the young man who was shot dead. He lunged at the panel and declared: “Why don’t you cut it down so many white officers didn’t have to be in black areas? The white officers wouldn’t be there if you(black folks) weren’t killing one another! I find it disappointing that you’re not talking about the fact that 93% of blacks in streets are killed by other blacks.”

This keen analysis demonstrates clearly that Rudy is a bigot. Reality, most whites in this nation are killed by OTHER WHITES. The 30,000 who die each year due to gun incidents are killed by white and black people who know the victim. If police stopped and searched white youth for possession of guns and knives our jails would be filled with white youth. This creature is a disgrace to America!

Mexico, Then Failed State

It is time for the people of Mexico to realize their government has virtually collapsed, and the lives of its citizens are at risk. For years, the people of Mexico have been compelled to live in a society in which government officials pay attention to the need and requirements of drug lords. And, when I say, pay, it is meant to infer they receive pay from drug lords. The alliance between police, army, government officials and drug leaders is in place. Their allegiance is to the God of money, not to the people of Mexico. So, what must be accomplished in the coming years?

1. The entire Armed forces must be retrained. This begins by establishing a pay scale that ensures all members of the armed forces do not need to accept bribes.

2. There is need to create special groups of soldiers led by honest officers who will attack drug lord establishments. They must be prepared to blast away at these thugs.

3. The United States of America has to finally legalize drugs. That one step would be the most important step to take in order to save the nation of Mexico.

US Never Had Middle Eastern Foreign Policy

The foreign policy tragedy of the Obama administration is that it never developed a foreign policy for the Middle East. Symbolically the comment by President Obama as to his policy toward ISIS was, ” I do not have a strategy.” His problems in the Middle East began years before that statement. Does he even today have a Middle East foreign policy. In fairness, he inherited a mess from President Bush, and never figured out what he wanted to accomplish in this region of the world. Examine the reality of the Middle East.

1. The most important military centers are in Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and Algeria. Only these nations have armies.

2. Poverty is the most important driving force in this region.

3. Well educated young people lack work. This results in them winding up working with jihadist groups.

4. The unresolved problem of Palestinians hovers over the region. It is a source of anger and violence.

5. President Assad was a wild card who hated militants of the Muslim religion.

At no point did the Obama administration:

1. Address the economic realities of this area of the world. Economic aid was crucial. NO “Marshall Plan” was ever offered to the region.

2. Some form of military alliance between Turkey, Egypt and Algeria might have created an armed force that could handle militants.

3. The issue of Israel HAD to be addressed. It never was.

In other words, a Mediterranean Marshall Plan just might have won over young educated Muslims in the region. The key element of the original Marshall Plan was -no money without cooperation between nations seeking funds.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “French, A Language Of Love”

L’amour, toujours!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “No Hard Feelings”

These words will never pass the lips of John Boehner when speaking with Obama.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Jihadists Banned From UK For Two Years”

After that, please engage in jihadist actions.

UK Guardian: “Why Mosquitoes Bite Humans”

Who would turn down free blood?

Russia, Moscow Times: “McDonald’s Reopens In Moscow”

Was there a bare chested man who was first on line?

It’s China’s Turn To Be Feared And Hated

There is something about human history that always winds up being true. Catch your breath, wait a few years, and a new powerful nation will wind up being hated and feared. Whether it is France or Egypt or Germany of America, there is always a new power on the scene which makes other nations angry and their hearts filled with fear. Satellite photos reveal that China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly islands which will soon be able to handle planes as well as ships. This area is claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Why is everyone interested in the Spratly islands in the South China Sea? One word is the answer: OIL.

Always follow the oil and you will wind up with a nation that creates fear. Remember the days when Saudi Arabia could threaten the world by increasing or decreasing their output of Oil? China is simply the new bully on the block. Former enemies like the US and Vietnam are now allies in the fight to prevent China from controlling oil in the area. The circle of power goes round and round, and some nation emerges for the new bad guy.

Catholic Crazies Also Exist

It has become the norm in America to believe that only Muslims engage in horrible warfare against the innocent. Even liberals like Bill Maher are convinced there is something special in the Muslim religion that leads to brutal murder of the innocent. Elena Poniatavska, a Mexican novelist and journalist wrote a powerful essay in which she expressed her horror at the murder of 43 innocent college students by police and drug lords who decided that killing was the only solution. “To hear that 43 young people were assassinated and then burned in a municipal garbage dump;s, as if the kids were trash or crap is offensive. As a Mexican, I am ashamed by this tragedy. How can we face the world after this?”

Yes, there is something extra horrible after these murders. She is particularly upset at the calm attitude of the killers, who murdered without any sense of anger toward the students. She compared this brutality to German (Christians) at Auschwitz. When Christians commit brutality, we Americans insist that Muslim murders are more brutal. Death of the innocent is not the monopoly of any religion. Is yoiu want to murder, you are simply a human.