Category Archives: World News

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

Jeb–Send In The Troops

There is one thing to be said about the Bush boys, when it comes to war, they are ready and willing to send in the troops. Of course, neither of the Bush boys has ever actually been to war, but they are not adverse to sending American troops into action. Jeb recently informed the world, “I love my father and brother,” but he does have his own ideas. According to this military genius, if the United Staes of America can make certain the world knows that we have the greatest armed force in the world, “it is less likely that we will need to put our men and women in uniform in “harms way.” Let me get his ideas clear:

1. Increase the military budget.

2. Create a powerful armed force.

And then, there will be an end to Muslim terrorism.

As I recall, in 2003 the United States HAD the world’s most powerful armed force. As I recall, there was not a nation in the world that could compete with American troops. And, yes, and the result was the fiasco of the Iraq war. When will the Bush boys ever learn, the military is not the way to win wars that entail fighting bands of men who are connected to local populations? Everything Jeb is calling for has already been in place. More guns are not the solution. How about more ideas?

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

In coffee shop, I am the man with a pen, but not machine.

Few know what they know.

Shout for joy today, but what about tomorrow?

Some move hands to make a point.

We always depart from today to greet tomorrow.

Few religious figures are famous in modern America.

Nurses are unsung heroes of our lives.

All too many worship at altar of hate.

Illness makes one fatigued.

To be alone with your mind is to be in the company of wisdom.

Putin Wins In Ukraine

There is no doubt that President Vladimir Putin is feeling that he is in control of the situation within Ukraine. There is no doubt that Separatists feel triumphant–for the moment. Ukrainian forces just withdrew from the city of Debaltseve and Separatists have entered the town. Of course, this is a violation of the CEASE FIRE agreement that Putin signed last week. But, then again, when Vladimir Putin signs any agreement, he alone decides as to its meaning. For the moment, Ukrainian separatists are celebrating in the streets. But, what of the long term?

1. Separatists in Ukraine have now allied with a nation whose economy is undergoing severe strain.

2. Ukraine, in the long run, will become a member of the European Union and its economy will eventually bounce back.

3. People in Separatist areas are condemned to live with a corrupt government that lacks a post industrial base. This means Russia and its friends in the Ukraine are doomed to an ever decreasing economy and growing unemployment.

Sorry, Separatists, Vladimir Putin does NOT posses enough money, and he cannot assist those in the Ukraine to develop a successful economy. Fire your rifles in the air–today, tomorrow will mean financial struggles for those in this once “happy land.”

Bibi Continues Bumbling Along

I do not know how the people of Israel will vote in the coming weeks or whether they will continue in office Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the world increasingly regards this man as one who speaks with incoherence. Of course, I do know that Republicans in America regard him as a sage who knows about peace in the Middle East. Well, look at his record in the Middle East since becoming prime minister:

1. When he assumed office, Turkish and Israeli military conducted joint military exercises. Today, Turkey dislikes Israel and where once this nation was a supporter of Israel, it has become its enemy.

2. Israel and Jordan had close relations. Today, Israel is not welcome in Jordan.

3. The close relationship with Egypt is gone.

Netanyahu continues to make wild statements about how the Five Powers are negotiating with that land. “Just as Iran knows that t he deal is being outlined in the negotiations, it is only natural that Israel also know. The agreement being drafted, why should it be hidden” I believe this is a bad idea.” HUH? The essence of negotiations is that talks must be private. Yes, Bibi, the Iranians know what is being negotiated. Now, if Israel would like to negotiate about its behavior to Palestinians with the EU, I can guarantee Iran will not know what is being discussed!

ISIS Enemy Is ISIS

Americans like those on Fox News continue describing ISIS as composed of warriors who are going to sweep across the Middle East and enjoy increasing popularity. Those who lead ISIS must be among the most incompetent terrorists on this planet. Their one and constant tactic is to murder people in the most grotesque ways. Most probably they believe fear will result in Muslims rallying to their side. Well, look at the record:

1. They burned to death a Jordanian pilot whose family is part of the most important tribe in that land. Prior to the burning, Jordanians were divided about the government policy of fighting ISIS. Today, at least 95% of Jordanians want to destroy ISIS.

2. Egypt has been on the sidelines in the campaign against ISIS. NO Egyptian planes were bombing that group. So, what does ISIS do? They decide to behead twenty Egyptians who were working in Libya. Now Egyptian planes are bombing. Egyptian dictator General Sisi made clear the new policy of his nation. “We have to work together to defeat terrorism.”

ISIS may win a few battles and kill some people. However, it has lost support in the Middle East!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “I Thought I Would Die”

Sarah Palin spoke a coherent sentence!

Sweden, Local: “Gender Neutral Toilets”

In the end, shit is shit.

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “NO Fare Says Uber Taxi”

I guess fair is fair.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Perfect Pancakes”

At least something is perfect in Russia.

Norway, Norway Post: “Winter Holiday Begins”

From now until 2016, the clowns run our Congress.

Republican Protects America, Once Again

About thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan, the guardian saint of conservative Republicans issued executive orders that allowed illegal immigrants from Mexico to remain in the United States of America. I do not recall any Republican protest about the Reagan policy of protecting illegals in our fair land. Throughout the history of the United States of America, our President is the one who sets foreign policy and handles issues of illegal immigrants. But, there is a Republican Federal judge in the great state of Texas who desires to protect the American people. Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen has issued an injection that supports the right of states to challenge policies of President Obama and Homeland Security to halt deportation of illegal immigrants. You can make one guess whether these are Muslim terrorists or just old fashioned Mexican ones who take jobs away from hard working decent Americans.

Judge Hanen says that Homeland Security does not have “discretion by law to give 4.54 million aliens a legal position” in this land of freedom. Anyway, President Obama will seek support from a different Federal Judge to support his actions. Word of advice, do not consult any Federal Judge who resides in the state of Texas. There is something in the air of that place!

So, What Is New In Ukraine?

A British investigating group has just released its study of the massive artillery attack that hit Ukrainian forces last summer. According to the Bellingrat investigation, it is certain, without a doubt, that most of the artillery shells came from INSIDE RUSSIA and were fired by RUSSIAN TROOPS. So, is this really new news? The investigation was based upon satellite imagery, the contours of shell contours and other methods of ascertaining who shot what. We can expect the following within the hour:

1. Vladimir Putin will inform the Russian people this is simply another Western attack upon Mother Russia.

2. Vladimir Putin will inform the Russian people that he will do anything to defend the Motherland from hostile forces.

3. Vladimir Purin will remind Russian people that during World War II, thousands of Ukrainians served with the German invaders.

4. Vladimir Putin will deny that Russia has any artillery forces.

In the end Ukrainians will die. But, Putin will live on as the greater savior of Russia.

Italian Army Into Battle?

Each day it becomes increasingly clear that Libya is becoming a center of chaos and destruction. Frankly, I doubt if there is a single political scientist who could even name the various groups now fighting for power, let alone being able to inform the world as to their goals for the land. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is proposing to send Italian troops to this land which lies as close to Italy as Cuba does to the United States of America. The dispatch of Italian troops to North Africa would be an interesting proposal. The last time Italian soldiers fought in northern Africa the results were not to the best. For example, when the Italian army invaded Egypt in 1941 it had 250,000 men who were opposed by about 50,000 British soldiers. For some reason, the British surrounded this invasion force and destroyed most of it.

I am not claiming the modern Italian army could not hold its own against Muslim terrorists. The initial problem is sorting out which Muslim terrorist is better of worse than the other Muslim terrorists. This is among the modern mysteries of life. Good Luck.

Cold Place For Hot Air

I do devote extensive time to the issue of how I can assist members of the Republican party to succeed in life. After all, if we continue allowing Republicans to devote their energies for the betterment of the United States–at least the Republican version of that goal– what lies ahead for poor Americans. Anyway, the United Kingdom has announced there are jobs available in Antarctic in the post office.

1. This would be perfect for Ted Cruz, he could speak every day without being interrupted. No one would halt his goals by voting against him. I assume Penguins are not Muslim terrorists.

2. Marco Rubio could finally be able to support the arrival of immigrant Penguins without losing votes.

3. Rudy Giuliani would become a one man hot air source that would finally melt the ice.

4. John Boehner would stand up against any coalition of Penguin Democrats.

5. Anyway, Jeb Bush could become the third Bush president.