Category Archives: Syria

Let’s Explain Syria!

The other day I received a phone call from Donald Trump and Marco and Ted which requested my presence because neither of these Ivy League minds can explain who  is who or where in Syria. I was requested to explain this nation.

1. The original inhabitants of Syria were called Syrians.

2. The Awaite minority  is the homeland President Assad. The main occupation of Alawites is to make certain one of them is always running Syria.

3. There are ISIS groups in Syria who want to control tourist places so they can bomb them to hell.

4.There are al-Qaeda guys in Syria fighting somebody,sorry, it changes from day to day.

5. There are the Kurds who are liked by Americans and hated by the Turkish government.

6. The nice Kurds kill terrorists.

7. The bad Kurds, according  the Turkish  government want to take over Turkey.,

8. Turkey is an ally of the US.

9, There is a Free Syrian Army which wants to end the Assad government.

10. There is the not so free Syrian Army which likes President Assad.

11. There, as always, is al-Qaeda pursuing its own aims which are centered around the idea of power–keeping it, that is.

12. The Saudi Arabia planes kill bad Syrians who like Assad.

13. Then,there are Saudis who love Assad.

14. Then, there is Assad who loves the president’s job and the loot that goes with it.

15. Oh, US, French, UK, Jordan and assorted Europeans bomb Syria and have absolutely no idea who are the bad or who are the good guys. Just bomb and bomb, by the law of averages they are bound to kill at least one bad guy each day–along with a few other folks.

16. Then there are the Russians who just enjoy a good war they can maybe win.

I trust this clears up the  Syrian war.

Who Are Bad Guys In Syria?

I realize that Republicans want to carpet bomb Syria into oblivion, but these days it is mighty hard to figure out who in the hell to bomb. For example:

1. There is the Free Syrian Army which hates President Assad and the Russians.

2. Turkey wants to bomb anti-Assad groups but also wants to bomb Kurds which are anti-Assad fighters.

3. The Russians are bombing enemies of President Assad but sort of ignoring ISIS and al Qaeda.

4. The US, England,France, Jordan and god knows who else is bombing Assad and his allies but not Russian ones.

5. The Democratic Union army is sort of anti-Assad but also anti those fighting Assad.

6. The Iranians help Assad and the Saudis help anti-Assad and also attack some  anti-Assad fighters.

We challenge anyone to come up with a score card as to who are the right guys to bomb!

Bad Times In ISIS Land

These are not the best of times in ISIS land what with Russian bombings, American bombings, Turkish bombings, and even Saudi Arabia bombings. Then again,there is always the problem that if Donald Trump is elected he will personally lead the wipe out of ISIS based on his great, great plan. ISIS us cutting salaries ending free utilities, reducing marriage bonuses, and worse of all, no more free energy drinks or Snicker bars! We  offer some advice.

1. Instead of beheading, why not switch to ransom?

2. Make a deal with Walmart to sell black tee shirts with the ISIS logo.

3. How about tours which include one beheading?

4. I have a hunch some of those brides after a few weeks in ISIS land would not mind being married off to some rich Arabs.

5. ISIS might offer to provide protection for Trump when he speaks in Texas or the southwest.


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.

US –Get Ready To Bomb And Bomb

The ongoing mantra of Republican presidential candidates is lets have a  bombing party one day after the next.  Ted wants to carpet bomb the desert, and Donald has a Great Plan to bomb the hell out of ISIS who hide in cities. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter made clear that Drones are going to enter the campaign against ISIS so you Muslim bad people better learn to duck.  “We will begin by collapsing ISIS control over both cities(Raqqa and Mosul) and then engage in  elinimation operations.”

In other words, identify a city where ISIS is fighting, send in the planes, then send in the drones, and wipe out the bad people. Unfortunately, in the  end some boots on the ground will really have to do the work of wiping out ISIS. Now, exactly who are those boots on the ground? They certainly are not American boots!

Silence Of The Imams

The United States of America has played an important role in creating the mess which now dominates the Middle East. Syria is simply one example of misguided efforts by the Bush administration and Republicans seeking the presidency. However, the reality is that civil war rages in Syria and it is based upon conflict between Muslim groups. At points it is impossible to understand who is killing who in what constitutes the “nation” of Syria.

But, there is a strange silence about daily deaths in Syria. Finally, the Syrian government allowed trucks loaded with supplies to enter the besieged town of  Madaya. Reports indicate dozens have died of malnutrition and thousands are rapidly reaching that stage. But, the amazing aspect of this situation is the silence emanating from Muslim clerics. Where are the Martin Luther Kings marching to support Muslims dying? Where are demands from Muslim leaders for an end to murdering innocent Muslims? T

The silence falls on deaf ears!

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.

Death In Syria

I have met some wonderful people who adhere to the Muslim religion here in America. There is no question that at least 90% of the 1.8 billion people who are Muslim believe in peace and love for all people. But, there remains the question of how Muslims in Syria conduct themselves. The town of Madya has been besieged for over a year and food and other supplies barely allowed in for the inhabitants. Pictures depict half starved little children and people eating grass to survive, and when I say, “grass” I do not mean, drugs.

I have yet to come across any group of imams in Syria demanding an end to this brutality. I have not come across statements from Muslim clerics in Egypt or Saudi Arabia blasting this treatment of Muslims. Silence reigns while Muslims starve!

Oh Dem God Fearing Americans!

Latest news out of Oregon is that a bunch of strange looking dudes carrying weapons are wandering around  Haney County and threatening to overthrow the American government. The so called Militia Men are demanding that the American government turn over a few million acres of land to some guys or it will be lights out for the black dude in the White House. NO,NO, these are not them damn MUSLIMS, but real, genuine, red-blooded guys who claim  they simply want to do what our Founding Fathers did when they rebelled against the tyrannical English government.

David Ward, Sheriff of Haney County has sent his wife out of town after she was followed by these God loving man, and threatened and had the tires of her car slit. Ward says he receives death threats. Now, if those threats came from them MUSLIMS, he would not be afraid, but they are from God-fearing hate-loving lunatics who love the NRA more than they love the United States of America!

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.