Category Archives: World News

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

Islamic State Fights For Islam

It is a difficult concept for those in many Muslim nations or in Western and Asian nations to grasp, but members of the Islamic State are convinced that by murdering people they adhere to their goal of creasing a modern version of the Caliphate. In their view of the Muslim religion, killing those who oppose the concept of the Caliphate is justified on grounds that only the triumph of this version of Islam can be allowed. I understand that those in the United States of America regard these acts of barbarism as contrary to any form of religion. But members of ISIS or Boko Haram are convinced they are the only hope left in the world that can restore the promise of Islam and return to the glory days when this religion burst upon the world back in the seventh century. In their religious views only Muslims who adhere to the vision of a Caliphate are true Muslims and thus must be killed.

President Obama insists that ISIS is not a Muslim group. Sorry Mr. President, they are. We may disagree with their religious ideas but there every action is motivated by a religious view of the future. To disregard their Muslim center is to ignore why they are prepared to commit suicide in the name of Allah. Five suicide bombers blasted mosques in the Yemen city of Ana’a and murdered 142 people and left 345 wounded. These Muslims believe that in killing fellow Muslims they are carrying forth the dream of a new caliphate which restores the glory of past days. President Obama does not aid the fight against them by denying their religious base. It is up to Muslims to make clear their disagreement with this view of the future of the Muslim religion.

Whatever Happened To Welfare Of The Poor?

There are many reasons why members of the Republican party so love Bibi Netanyahu. Of course, the most important is that this foul mouthed man hates Barack Obama. However, there are other reasons. Bibi has led his nation into increasing poverty and growing disaster in lack of housing or social welfare for the masses. At this point in time about one out of three Israelis qualifies as being poor, and the growth in inequality between those at the bottom or in the middle in Israel is muck akin to the situation in America. People in Israel shout about lack of housing for those who are middle class or in poverty. While hundred of millions are spent on the West Bank to provide settlers taking land from Palestinians, not much is spent to aid those in the rest of Israel to get housing or basic social welfare. Here in America the war against the poor is much more important than the war against Islamic terrorism.

I am a child of the Depression. When Franklin Roosevelt assumed the office of President his initial acts were to get people back to work and within five months there was work for over four million. Today, our government led by Congress refuses to push through legislation that provides decent earnings for those who want to WORK. I forgot, if we damage the lives of millionaires they will refuse to invest their money and jobs will cease to exist. The only certain thing in life is that if one has a million, then one will always get their money working to make more money. Higher wages translates into more money in the hands of consumers to purchase more goods. This is basic economics. The best welfare is raising the minimum wage so people have money to spend.

Republicans Insult The Flag

Members of the Republican party of the United States of America so enjoy posing as stalwart defenders of the nation and continue to be upset that this country is ruled by the tyrant from the land of Africa. I have always admired Senator John McCain for his defense of basic values to the nation and our flag. His buddy,Lindsay Graham, has always insisted that he places the good of country before the good of his party. But it increasingly is evident that this group of politicians who claim to be Republicans place their ideas as to what constitutes patriotism as the most important value in life. OK, Senator Graham has the right to disagree with the President on the issue of Iran and nuclear arms. So, here is the latest example that Republicans prefer behaving as children than mature adults.

Senator Graham has made clear that he will push through legislation that ends American participation in the United Nations unless President Obama adopts his views on how to negotiate with Iran over nuclear weapons. He believes making a treaty with Iran is a “mistake for the ages”k and just like Bibi Netanyahu he intends to wreck the house because daddy Obama will not allow him to play with his toys. The Children’s Hour is now the most important time of the day in our Congress!

Blast Away In Yemen

I am quite aware that the United States operates drones in Yemen whose goal is killing the bad guys. I wonder how anyone in the US military which runs this operation can figure out who are the bad guys and wh o are the good guys in Yemen. Yesterday, suicide bombers blasted away at mosques that were under the control of Shiite Muslims known as the Houthi group which currently are in control of the capital city of Sanaa. Muslims were at prayer on Friday night when these suicide bombers entered, not to pray, but to kill fellow Muslims. I forgot that in olden days Catholic Christians murdered Protestant Christians and vice versa. Of course in those olden times no one had bombs to blow themselves up and no one had drones to send missiles into the air. Anyway, there are dozens of Shiite Muslims now dead. Of course, the former President Hadi had fled to southern regions of the nation and his men were attacked by a different group and he had to flee.

1. We do know there is a civil war in Yemen.

2. We do know there are good and bad guys.

Now, if we could figure out which is which, then the American guys in Virginia could direct some drones to kill someone. The problem is WHO?

Excerpts From Clinton Diaries

We are proud to announce that this intrepid reporter has discovered the secret diaries of Hillary Clinton and during the coming months will reveal excerpts from this document.

February, 2009

“It is wonderful being Secretary of State even though it would have been more wonderful taking the oath of office as President. I must admit he is taller and darker than me, but when it comes to politics, this guy is a novice. I tried to see him today and explain foreign policy in the Middle East but he was busy playing basketball. Gee, Bill, just never got into this game. I guess his mind and body was more interested in bodies of the female persuasion.

Ok, not that I am a boss in the area of foreign policy, it is time to contact my friends in the Muslim Brotherhood and find out what I can do to further the cause of we Muslims. I just hope Bill O’Reilly does not find out that I am a secret Muslim. That man has been everywhere and knows everything. I must be on guard not to allow him to penetrate the world of my secrets. Who knows, will his next book be, Killing Hillary?”

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 believe tigers in Siberia are happy when Vladimir Putin is back in Moscow.

I await a law in Texas which gives toddlers in the crib the right to have a gun.

These days I frequently wonder how I got to live in this crazy version of the USA?

I would not be surprised to learn about an alliance of Republicans and ISIS to end the tyranny of OBAMA!

I simply can not fathom the hatred that now exists in America.

Some days I wish to migrate to Denmark and enjoy life with people who are happy, not angry.

I think the Kentucky basketball team should become the new New York Knicks basketball team.

A Shooting In Russia

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemstov is dead. That we can confirm, but everything else that has been written about this murder is confusing to say the least. According to Russian authorities, if one can ever believe Russian authorities, Zaur Dadayev was the man who killed Nemstov. Everyone agrees that he came from Chechnya and has ties to other people in that land. At this point, the story becomes somewhat murky.

1. Dadayev claims he killed Nemmstov because of religious reasons, Nemstov was Jewish.

2. Dadayev claims he killed Nemstov because the Russian supported Charlie Hebdo.

3. Dadayev claims he killed Nemstov for the $85,000.

4. Dadayev claims there was some sort of power struggle in Chechnya and somehow killing Nemstov was part of the mess.

5. Dadayev claims he had some other guys with him. He had to pay them for the job.

Vladimir Putin wants the world to know he was nowhere near Moscow at the time of the murder. I think he was in Siberia with his tigers.

Oh well, one day, we will get to know who did what and why they did it.

There Is Nothing To Fear!

I devoted thirty years of my life to the study of the history of crime in the United States and the world. I taught courses in the history of crime that included members of police departments. If there is one thing that I know is what has happened in the past and present about the issue of crime. At this juncture in American history the rate of crime is at its lowest. Americans today are safer than at any point i n our history. Criminals no longer linger on highways ready to hold up stage coaches and we actually have police forces. The initial police forces in America first appeared about the 1850s and 1860s. Prior to that point no policemen were on the streets of our cities and thus any person was subject to violence at the hands of criminals. Gangs roamed the streets of most American cities and they robbed and killed people. TGhe murder rate in New York City during the 19th century was about ten times the current rate.

So, what is reality to the current frightened American public?

1. There has been no terrorist attack since 9/11.

2. Actually, if normal procedures had been followed in the Bush administration to check on terror groups there never would have been a 9/11.

3. Ironically, in the nineteenth century there were stricter laws about weapons than in current America.

4. Today, anyone can employ the services of companies that provide protection against robbery. If you want to be safe, pick up the phone and get your home secured.

The sky is NOT falling. We are safe and secure. It is the best of times to be alive in modern America if you do not want bad people to kill or rob you!

Rick Perry To Run For President Of ISIS!

There is good news for Texas Governor Rick Perry. If he does not make the cut to run for President of the United States there is a new opportunity awaiting him in ISIS. A new video depicts young boys receiving training in how to fire a weapon and learning that one must die for God. They are told in this video that a good boy is ready and able to confront the “enemies of God.” Examine the record:

1. Rick Perry believes that young people should be trained to carry weapons. ISIS believes this.

2. Rick Perry believes that Barack Obama is the son of the Devil. ISIS believes this.

3. Rick Perry believes in God. ISIS believes this.

4. Rick Perry believes it is never too young to train children in use of weapons. ISIS believes this.

5. Rick Perry would so love to die for God. ISIS agrees with this view.

I wonder if the new eye glasses that Rick Perry wears are simply a secret communication devise that is linked to ISIS headquarters??

Give Students Guns, Not Grades

I sometimes wonder whether or not allowing the people of Texas was among the greatest mistakes in the history of this nation. The Texas legislature is ready to pass a law that allows students in public colleges and universities to come to class with a concealed weapon on their person. I spent fifty years as a teacher which included time in a Harlem junior high school, a small town high school and a few other places. I taught gang leaders in Harlem and according to the state of Texas it would have been OK to allow these kids to come to class with a weapon. I know, the Second Amendment says anyone is allowed to carry a gun anywhere. I thought in Dodge City one had to check your weapons with the sheriff in order to come to town, but that was America then, and now we have a new America.

There are no words one can express about this growing madness in America. We are NOT adhering to the ideas of our Founding Fathers. We are not adhering to the values of Americans in the nineteenth century. We have become a nation of crazy people following crazy ideas that inevitably will result in crazy acts in our colleges.