Category Archives: World News

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

Hacking -Democratic Plot?

Every so often our president  elect becomes upset at something that is a fact, but just does not fit into his perspective of reality. President Obama, the FBI, the CIA and god knows who else has provided  abundant evidence of Russian efforts during the past election to influence its outcome. Initially, Donald insisted there was a difference between the FBI and the CIA. When both came out in agreement, Donald wanted to know why President Obama had not openly stated the obvious, and somehow, that was evidence there was no hacking. A few weeks have passed, there is no longer any doubt about the hacking, and the response of Donald Trump is:

1. IF, there was hacking, it impacted both candidates.

2. If there was hacking, it never influenced the outcome because millions of votes     were stolen from him by illegal immigrants or blacks or browns or women or aliens who voted for Hillary.

3. Vladimir Putin is a great guy, a fantastic leader, who never would resort to illegal tactics, after all, he is dong a fantastic job as leader of Russia.

4. Democrats control state elections and they tried to make him lose.

5. There is overwhelming proof that Jose Hernandez voted illegally in the state Arizona.

And, so on and so on.

Donald Is Upset–As Always

Ordinarily a president of the US conveys his ideas by means of press conferences, discussions with members of Congress, or, even a TV broadcast, but these are the golden days of Donald Trump. A Chinese vessel in the South China sea area seized control of an underwater American drone that was gathering information concerning the ocean area, mainly, for economic purposes, not war. Naturally, Donald Trump had to tweet his ideas to the world. “China steals United States research drone in international waters–rips it out of water, and takes it to China, is unprecidented.”

Actually, Donald meant that it was unprecedented,but this is our new president, and spelling was never his greatest attribute in life.OH, the Chinese government already announced it would return the drone. We can assume Trump will take credit for what already occurred.

David Friedman, Trump Ambassador To Israel

Each passing day is another adventure into bizarre nominations of  white men who will shortly become the Cabinet of Donald Trump. His latest nomination is a man named David Friedman, and he will soon become the US Ambassador to the nation of Israel. He will be charged with working to ensure a peaceful resolution of the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. Mr. Friedman is an Orthodox Jew, whose speciality is in the area of bankruptcy. I gather he was quite busy working on the numerous bankruptcies of the Trump empire. These are his views:

1. He opposes creation of a nation of Palestine.

2. He does not like Muslims.

3. He financially supports conservative political parties in Israel.

4. He has absolutely NO knowledge of the Middle East, has never studied about the area, I guess, this lack of knowledge makes him a prime person to handle the Middle East and bring peace to the area.

Your Land Is My Land

Forty nine years ago, the Israel army defeated Jordanian troops and took possession of an area known as the West Bank. The United Nations in 1948 divided the then Mandate of Palestine into the state of Israel and a supposed state of Palestine. Jordan took possession of an area known as the West Bank, and after its defeat in 1967, Israel soldiers took control of the area. It was assumed that eventually, this area would become part of a state of Palestine.

Jewish settlers rushed into the West Bank claiming that God himself had promised this area to Jews. In an area known as Amona, Jewish settlers seize land owned by Palestinians and proclaimed the land belonged to them. The Geneva Convention states that “an occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” There are reports the Israel government of Prime Minister Netanyahu will incorporate this area of the West Bank into the nation of Israel. A clear violation of the Geneva Convention–which Israel agreed to honor.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I wonder if there is a single topic that Trump would admit to not knowing about.

The new Trump administration is definitely a –family affair.

I still wonder which Cabinet position is set aside for his 12 year old grandson.

New name for the US Cabinet: The Billionaires Club?

Most Americans voted for the other gal, but the other guy won the election.

One must admit there is always something new from Donald Trump.

I wonder what the Bush family thinks these days about the Republican  party?

Let’s Have A War

Donald Trump insists that HE knows more about any topic in foreign policy because he is a ‘smart man.’ He was warned not to interfere with American policy toward China which for fifty years has been based upon the concept of One China. This means, the US accepts the idea that Taiwan is essentially part of China, and in return, China allows the  people of Taiwan to have an independent government free from Chinese control. Trump issued a statement that he would not recognize this agreement.

In return, the government  of China is pointing out to the idiot  Trump there are consequences to upsetting policy that has been around for half a century. The Chinese Global Times made clear: “The Chinese mainland should display its resolution to recover Taiwan by force.” If Taiwan were to declare its independence, “the Chinese mainland can in  no time punish them, militarily.” In other words, there is now the prospect of war. It is time for Donald Trump to just SHUT  UP.

So, Who Did Not Become Secretary of State?

It is now clear that Rex Tillerson will be the person nominated by Donald Trump to become the next Secretary of State. But, who will NOT become the Secretary of State?

1. Chris Christie, he was late shining the shoes of Donald Trump, and he brought cold hamburgers.

2. Rudy Giuliani thought he had saved America when Donald Trump knows he was the one who saved this nation from Islamic terrorists.

3. Newt Gingrich suffered from the fact that he had read books and taught courses in American history while a college teacher.

4. Jeb Bush was a Bush, enough said.

5.  Ben Carson would get lost if he wandered into the State Department, and no one would ever know what happened to him.

6.Carly Fiorina speaks as though she knows something, not the best qualification for being a member of his Cabinet.

7. OK, Sarah Palin can see Russia from her kitchen window, but, she has never invested money in any Russian enterprise.

8. Sorry, Ted Cruz your dad tried to kill President Kennedy.

9. Mitt Romney refused to get on his knees and beg forgiveness for the nasty words he said about Trump.

NEVER AGAIN MEANS, NEVER AGAIN

Anyone familiar withe the infamous Holocaust knows  what the expression, NEVER AGAIN means. The words originally meant that never again would Jews be subjected to brutality and murder. Over the years the expression has come to mean, NEVER AGAIN would ANY group of people be murdered while the world stood by idly never lifting a hand to halt the slaughter of the innocent. Today in Aleppo, thousands are being murdered, no, not killed, MURDERED. The world media reports scenes of these deaths,and people utter words of sorrow, but no government has taken steps to aid the  people of Aleppo who are being murdered.

The Jerusalem Post has asked the Israel government to offer refuge to some of those fleeing Aleppo. Such action would ensure the expression, NEVER AGAIN, lived on in the 21st century. Of all the nations in the world which MUST offer refuge to the people of Aleppo,it logically is the state of Israel. Unfortunately, with the arrival of Donald Trump,the expression, NEVER AGAIN means, Never Again will wealthy people have to pay taxes on their wealth.

Hacking, The New Politics?

There has been a consistent agreement in American politics that we Americans decide who are our representatives and president. Despite claims by Donald Trump, (a) there was no Russian hacking, (b) if there was, the “millions who voted illegally” means that I won the popular vote,” we are still left with the reality of a foreign government making political decisions for the American people. Ironically, it WAS illegal activities that decided the election, and, again ironically, the illegal activities AIDED THE CAMPAIGN OF DONALD TRUMP.

The question at this moment is how does America proceed? Senators Lindsay Graham, John McCain and even Mitch McDonnell desire an investigation into the hacking activities of the Russian government. Lindsay Graham put it succinctly, today it was the Democrats, tomorrow it will be Republicans. This is not subject to debate, free elections by the American people require that only Americans decide the election outcome.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old  body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

So, did Donald  want Mitt to get on his knees and apologize?

I still am confused why Ben Carson  did not become Secretary of State, he knew how to separate twins joined at birth, so which problem  could he fail to solve?

I wonder what Rudy Giuliani is shouting about these days?

The Holocaust expression, Never Again, is now, AGAIN.

Trump has made America Great Again by being Silent Again when people are murdered.

Illegal immigrants murder ONE person while native born Americans have murdered 660 here in Chicago, so who is the problem?

Fascinating how Lindsay Graham has become the moral voice of Republicans, he wants the truth about  Russian hacking.