Category Archives: World News

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

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Police Investigate Shootings”

In America that usually means police shootings.

France, Connexion: “Water Restrictions In California”

I’ll drink to that.

Norway, Norway Post: “Don’t Forget To Leap”

Sound advice to Republican candidates when Donald arrives.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Demon Toddler”

If I was you, I would crawl away.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Apologize For Shooting Black Man”

NO,I think the dead black man owes an apology for making cops use expensive bullets.

Another Donald Day

Well, Donald is at it again, and I do not mean Donald Duck, or do I mean that person? The Donald man is at the Mexican border in order to prove once and for all that a man of action can put a halt to criminals, rapists and drug lords entering the United States of America. For some strange reason he was invited by a group of Border Agents to come by and inspect their work. If anyone offers Donald Trump a chance to be on TV, the answer is always, YES. So, Donald came to the border, he gazed across it. “You look at the crowds outside. Crowds are screaming in favor of me. Everybody wants me.”

In other words, his mere presence on the border sends drug lords fleeing in terror. Actually, there are over a dozen Republicans who do not want Donald Trump. The other fifteen candidates are furious at Donald for hogging the scene and casting them and their ideas into the shadow of being ignored.The Republican nightmare is that this ego will refuse to exit the stage and run as a third candidate.

I assume when Donald gets to Heaven he will ask the Big Guy to get out of HIS SEAT OF POWER!

Is Turkey Awakening?

Turkey borders on Syria and most Turkish people living on the border can daily listen to the sounds of war. Just about every day dozens of people walk through Turkey on there way to join ISIS or some other group in Syria while Turkish officials simply ignore this group. The government of President Recep Erdogan believes the most important issue in the Middle East is the desire of Kurds to have their own nation. At this point, Kurds in northern Iraq and parts of Syria have carved out a Kurdish state which is capable of handling ISIS. Erdogan would rather have ISIS on his border than a Kurdish state.

However, ISIS agents have decided to send suicide bombers into Turkey. Last week a suicide bomber murdered twenty young Turkish students and wounded dozens more. FINALLY, Erdogan is awakening to reality. ISIS is the most important threat to his nation. Turkish jets FINALLY went not action and bombed ISIS forces. Heck, he is now even going to allow US planes to fly from Turkey. Now,if Turkish officials at airports would arrest those young jihadists, then ISIS will suffer.

When Will Israel Learn?

The recent successful achievement of a treaty with Iran offers an interesting opportunity for Israel leaders to seek attaining similar agreements with Palestinian leaders. The Iran negotiation occurred after months of non-stop interaction between the Six nations and Iran.At any moment, John Kerry and the others could have walked away in disgust at failure of Iran to back down from their ideas.Kerry was relentless, he refused to take, “no” as an answer. He was focused on the end result and did not allow verbal slights or seemingly negative behavior to result in defeat.

There is a lesson for Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues attacking Palestinian leaders for their actions. If they seek support from the UN it is a negative action according to Netanyahu. If they seek action by the International Criminal Court then they are criminals. The good news is that Palestinians are willing to accept international law. That is a welcome idea from any Islamic group within the Middle East. Bibi Netanyahu has refused to work with John Kerry and thus no accord with Palestinians!

Republican Line-Up

We offer some comments upon those seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Scott Walker –boy Preacher

Mike Huckabee — Traveling salesman of snake oil.

Rich Perry— Confused dentist

Jeb Bush — My dad makes more money than your dad.

Marco Rubio– I can so beat up Fidel Castro!

Rick Santorum — God is on MY side!

Ben Carson– Care for a heart transplant?

Lindsay Graham –Poor man’s John McCain

Bobby Jidal — Better off selling rugs

Ted Cruz — I am so the smartest kid in the class!

Obama And Stewart

President Barack Obama appeared on the Jon Stewart show and was delightful. He was relaxed, he told jokes an carefully explained the nuclear accord with Iran. Of course, one wonders why he did not go on national television and explain all aspects of the negotiations and make clear there were safeguards. Obama has constantly refused to use the power of television to get across ideas. He never explained the Affordable Care act. In failing to explain these ideas the president allows Fox News to take control of the dialogue. They set the plate,and all must eat the food that is on their table. Every great American president in the 20th century has used the Bully Pulpit of the mass media to explain complex ideas to Americans.

Barack Obama has to the most inept politician of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Use the media to propagandize your ideas. After all, you are the President. For God’s sake use the power of that office!

It’s Terrible, It’s Horrible!

As I recall about thirty years ago then President Ronald Reagan signed an agreement with the Soviet Government in order to reduce arms and atomic weapons. As I recall, the Communists wanted to destroy capitalist nations and become the dominant power on Earth. As I recall, not a single Republican condemned Reagan for negotiating with a foreign nation that wanted to wipe out America. As I recall, back in 1972, Republican President Richard Nixon negotiated a treaty with Communist China, a country that had killed 25,000 Americans. Congressional Republicans went along with this agreement.

Alas, President Obama negotiated a treaty with a country that has never killed an American, and has never posed any danger to the existence of the USA. Every Republican candidate now condemns the treaty with Iran as horrible, disaster, and so on. And, not a single one has offered an alternative. In other words, when Democrats do what Republicans do, the only conclusion is that whatever they do is HORRIBLE!

Another Day, Another Death

It has now become the expected norm that one will explore the Internet or read a newspaper in the morning only to discover another dead black body died at the hands of police. Sarah Bland was on her way to work when pulled over by a cop. He claimed that she changed lanes without making the appropriate signal. I assume just about every American driver does that at least once a week. The cop became upset because she was smoking a cigarette in the car, ordered her to cease and desist, and within a few moments, he had pulled her out of the car due to her lousy attitude, placed cuffs on her, and hauled Ms. Davis off to jail.

Two days later she was found in her cell with a rope around her neck and dead. I assume police and Fox News will chalk this one up to “threatening the life of a cop.” My question is: “Why was she not immediately released on bail?

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

I assume Republicans now seek another dozen candidates.

NO political analyst could even imagine a candidate like Donald Trump.

Reality–Donald Trump is the ultimate creation of the Tea Party.

With a name like Jeb, it is hard believing he is a man of thought.

I continue expecting Sarah Palin to arrive on the scene– just imagine her on the stage!

There used to be a person named Herman Cain, I wonder if he is able to chip in with some wisdom.

Suggestion to Hillary–why not run with Trump?

Turkish Quandary

The leadership of Turkey is uncertain as to how to proceed in any aspect of the Middle East quandary.

1. Should they engage in defeating ISIS?

2. Is it more important to support ISIS since that group hates Kurds who the Turkish government hates.

3. Should Turkey halt the flow of ISIS supporters who simply take a stroll through the land on their way to Syria?

4. ISIS just exploded a bomb in a Turkish city which killed twenty young people and wounded dozens. So, should Turkey seek revenge?

5. Turkey insist the main foe is Syrian leader Assad, the US believes there is a more important foe. So, what to do?

Frankly, it is time for Turkey to stand up against terrorism or would the government just go on ignoring the death of its citizens?