Category Archives: Russia

Who Gets Killed Today?

Each day we pick up a newspaper to discover how many  people got killed in Syria. Each day, some commentator in Syria shows pictures of dead bodies, and it is absolutely certain at least three of four will be children.  Latest figures indicate that since Russia began its bombing offense a few  months ago, at least 1,000 civilians have been killed. The Russians insist they also killed  893 Islamic militants. Most probably the dead bad guys are those who oppose President Assad.

My questions are:

How does a pilot know exactly which guy down below is a bad guy?

Who collects this data– the pilots or some people in some office, somewhere?

Is there any possibility, even a slim one, that innocent people also die during these attacks?

P.S. The other guys killed over 4,000 bad guys.

Putin Makes A Point

During the administration of George H.W. Bush and George Bush the goal of US European foreign policy was to push NATO eastward to ensure that anti-Russian nations were on the  Russian border.  As Putin put it: “twenty-five years ago,the Berlin wall fell, but invisible walls moved to eastern Europe. NATO and the United States wanted to complete victory over the Soviet Union. This had led to mutual misunderstandings and assignments of guilt. We’e done everything wrong.

The key word is “we’ve’ which indicates that Putin is finally admitting a role in creating tensions in eastern Europe. At one of the Republican debates Carly Fiorina boasted that if she were president she would place missiles on the border of Russia. Other Republicans wanted to shoot down Russian planes in Syria. Russia had a point, threatening to destroy Russia carries consequences. And, Trump and the boys and girls are dangerous to the cause of peace in eastern Europe.

Mess In Syria

In the United States of America Republican candidates want to “carpet bomb” in Syria and support those rebels who want to overthrow President Assad. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to figure out who are the good and who are the bad guys in Syria. This is the reality:

1. Government forces of President Assad.

2. Iranian soldiers from the Revolutionary Guards.

3. The Free Syrian Army of moderates.

4. Al-Qaeda.

5. Hezbollah wich supports Assad.

6. Russian troops which support Assad.

7. Al Nusara which hates Assad.

8. ISIS which is against everyone but itself.

9 . Shiite Afghans from Hazra.

10. And US, French and assorted other air forces.

Vladimir Putin In 2016

As a new year ushers in, Vladimir Putin has a few things on his mind for the new year.

1. Oh, Santa, please, please make Donald Trump the president of America. Finally,  a guy who understands me.

2. The Ukraine is still around. And,the Ukraine causes boycotts and unemployment in Mother Russia. Maybe, it is time to shift gears on this one.

3. Perhaps, if none of the clowns gets the nomination, perhaps, just perhaps, the American people will change the law and finally get a strong man who knows how to handle media terrorists!

4. Oh,that Syrian gamble, I wonder if it really was the best way to handle our economic problems.

5. Maybe I should challenge the head of ISIS to a winner take all fight in which each one battles a bear?

6. I guess if Donald does not run for president in America he could come to Russia and take charge of keeping media folk quiet?

Stallin Center Opens In Russia

For some fascinating reason the evil deeds of Joseph Stalin who, most probably, murdered about 15,000,000 Russians has not impressed modern Russians. They look back to the good old days of Gulags holding millions and people starving to death as the “good old days” when Russia had a firm, tough, brutal dictator who did not take shit from the Western world. A new Stalin Center is opening in the city of Penza. Its director notes its goal: “The Center’s goal is  to popularize and implement  the practices that were in use during Stalin’s time.”

The good news for the Stalin Center is under that current semi-dictator, Vladimir Putin many of the same practices are in operation. The State controls ALL media outlets, people who speak up can wind up dead, the State takes over businesses and runs them for the benefit of those in government positions. Democracy is dying and one day, Russia will have a full-blown Stalin state.

So, Who Is Fighting In Syria?

These days it takes a score card to figure out who or what is currently fighting in Syria. Let me list the roster of groups.

1. There is what is left of the Syrian army. Naturally, hundreds of thousands of young Syrian males have left the country for a European destination.

2. There is Hezbollah from Lebanon.

3. There are Iranians including a few generals to sort of supervise things.

4. There is al-Qaeda.

5. There is the Free Syrian Army.

6. There are Russian planes and soldiers.

7. There are God knows how many independent groups having  fun fighting someone about something.

8. There are American  planes.

9. There are planes from France, England and God knows who else.

So, Donald wants to bomb someone. Welcome to the party.

Be Fair To Putin Month

Anyone who has read anything about what is happening in Russia sort of knows those who dare utter words against the Great Leader usually wind up in the morgue or in prison. Donald Trump is deeply concerned about slander being uttered about his new buddy-Vladimir Putin. When asked to comment on the FACT that dozens of Russian activists are dead or in jail,  Donald is sort of upset. “In all fairness to Putin, you’re saying  he killed a few reporters. I think that is terrible. But that isn’t like somebody” who actually did the shooting.  After all, one is innocent until proven guilty.”

Donald does have a point. After all there is not a shred of evidence that Adolf Hitler ever directly murdered any Jews, or anyone else. He was never convicted for murder,he was never convicted for robbery, he was never convicted for rape, so why does the Liberal Media continue attacking this man?

Suggestion, Donald.Go to Moscow and open a newspaper that attacks Putin and seed if don’t wind up in prison!

From Putin With Love

I understand there are millions of LIBERALS who hate and detest the only American running for the presidency who really loves AMERICA– Donald Trump. Well, there is at least one foreign leader who respects and adores the Donald man–Vladimir Putin. Donald is thrilled that a tough guy believes that he is an outstanding leader.

“When people call you brilliant, it’s always good. Especially when the  person heads Russia. Well, he’s running his country,and at least he’s a leader. Unlike wha we have in this country.”

About the killing that Putin does -you know murder political opponents and encourage killing of gays and lesbians- “I think our country does a lot of killing.”

So, millions of Americans want this character as their president!

Turkey Has To Get Its Act Together

Turkey has an armed force which contains close to one million soldiers. They are trained, they are led by excellent officers and the problem of corruption is of scant concern. Turkey has the capability of wiping out ISIS in Syria with its armed forces. Of course, it can readily close the border between Turkey and Syria to prevent terrorists from walking into Syria and aiding ISIS.

Of course, this would require President Erdogan to  cease playing a poor imitation of the Strong Man of the Year and become a serious partner in the fight  to end ISIS as a key force for evil. Turkey can handle this entire operation by itself without ANY aid from outside forces.

Problem: Erdogan insists that President Assad depart, quickly. How  about a meeting between Obama, Putin and Erdogan which outlines a plan that allows Assad three more months of power and then he departs for Saudi Arabia?

Where Can Tourists Go?

Things are  not looking good for Russians seeking to find a nice quiet place for a vacation. Turkey is now off-limits, Egypt does not seem to be the best place to fly to or fly away from. The good old days of a few weeks in Syria would only result in a  beheading. So, where can work weary pleasure seeking Russians go these days?

1. Here in Chicago there is a beautiful lake, plenty of good restaurants and nice museums. Of course, a tourist might not respond to a cop and wind up dead.

2.  How about Baltimore, St. Louis and just about any city in the US? Just remember, when the cop says stand still, do not move a  muscle!

3. Of course, there is always Mexico, the land of sun and drugs. Oh, about those drug lords….