Category Archives: Syria

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.

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….

Keep Them In Your Land!

The solution to Syrian refugees has finally been solved. The European Union is offering Turkey about 3.5 billion dollars if it will build refugee camps for Syrians fleeing the horror of what remains of their homeland. As far as the EU is concerned, better they stay with YOU rather than come to US. All the Turks have to do is construct some shacks, give the semblance of schools and whatever can pass for medical care.

How about solving other migrant problems in the same manner:

The United States can offer Argentine $5 billion to allow Syrians to settle on deserted areas of the pampas.

There is plenty of space in the Amazon region and Brazil is hurting for money, so this would be the perfect solution to people who have no place to go.

Then again, the US could send eleven million illegal immigrants to Venezuela which is close to economic collapse. They speak Spanish, the people in Venezuela  speak Spanish, problem solved. Think about the good news, there no longer will be any need to build a Great Wall.

New Republican Slogan: “Better You Than US!

Putin Needs A Friend

These days things are  not looking good for Vladimir Putin. He does not have a  friend in any nation in Europe, he does not have a friend in the Western Hemisphere, he does have some sort of relationship with China, but there are simply no friends around the shores of Asian nations. Yes, he does have a friend in Israel. Then again, making friends with Israel is akin to having the person most disliked being your buddy.

Vladimir used to have a friend in Turkey whose president, Recep Erdogan was the Putin of the Middle East. So, what  happened? A Turkish plane shot down a Russian plane. According to Putin, “we have received additional data which confirms that the Islamic State(ISIS)” was selling oil to Turkey.

Let me get this straight: Turkey is our ally in the fight against ISIS and Turkey is buying oil from ISIS. Now, we know why Turkey would rather bomb the Kurds than ISIS!

Let’s Get Together?

There are indications that Secretary of State John Kerry is working a new angle in the Syrian conflict. He is attempting to bring together all opposition forces in Syria aside from al Qaeda and ISIS in a new alliance. He is also ready to accept–for the moment–the existence of President Assad. Most probably reality entails allowing Assad to get a few months as head honcho and then send him on a plane to Saudi Arabia. Not the best solution, but one that just might work.

This is a gamble.This approach could blow up.But, at this juncture in time, there are few other realistic options. Let the bad guy get out of the country. If it takes a few months, that might be the right way to go. Kerry is applying reality politics to a problem.

Alas, No Bobby Jindal

I do not understand, I do not feel happy, I do not want to live another day. There is news that Bobby Jindal has ceased his magnificent run for the presidency of this great land. Imagine a world without the wisdom, the caring, the love, the intelligence of Bobby Jindal.I do understand there are those who do not know about the accomplishments, the leadership, and the courage of this man whose parent came from India. You are the ones who should feel sad for not knowing about Bobby Jindal.

For the record, these are among the accomplishments of Bobby Jindal.

1.He is a living and breathing human.

2.He was a Hindu before becoming a Catholic. Now, HOW many American politicians can make that statement!!

3. He did get elected as governor of Louisiana.

4. He did decide to run for president.Now, how many Americans can make that statement!

6. He—————————. Now how many Americans can make that statement!

Ted Cruz On ISIS

I am sick and tired of the black dude in the White House who hovers in terror inside the oval office and refuses to take a stand against–let’s call it like it is–ISLAMIC TERRORISM! Unlike the Great Wimp I am a man of action. I have had extensive training in dealing with terrorists. I spent four years at Harvard, and if you want to know how wimps act, if you want to know how leftist jihadists behave, just head on up to Cambridge, Massachusetts. One blast of my voice sends these Islamic lovers heading off into the distance in fear.

I am from Texas, OK, so I was not born in Texas, but I have bathed myself in Texas culture. I have my assault weapon, I have my grenades, I have my bazooka, I have my BAR, just point me in the direction of Syria and watch those Muslim terrorists cower in fear!

You twerps, TED is headed your way so either repent and become a Christian or prepare for Heaven and those virgins!

Blame It On Syrian Refugees

Let me get this straight. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing from the murderous groups of Islamic terrorists and now the people who hate ISIS are responsible for ISIS? So far fifteen American governors have made clear they do not want the victims of ISIS to enter their state. Massachusetts Governor Charles Baier recently said: No, I’m not interested in accepting refugees from Syria. We propose a new twist on Syrian refugees.

1. Among the refugees are hundreds of thousands of men who want citizenship.

2. These men are physically able to engage in war.

3. Offer citizenship to any Syrian male who will become a soldier and fight ISIS.

4. If the Syrian male performs two years of combat duty he will become a citizen.

5. This means America can field at least 50,000 boots on the ground who are ready to fight ISIS.

America provides the training, America provides the weapons, America provides the leadership and Syrians provide the troops!

Win Win for All.

Our Buddy, Vladimir Putin

It was simply a matter of time before Barack Obama came round to the idea of using Russia to handle things in Syria. Vladimir is not bothered by legislatures, he is not bothered by people who vote since he knows the outcome of elections before they begin.It now looks as though Obama has come round to the idea of keeping Assad for a while in order to get Russian troops on the ground to handle the dirty work. Of course, if Russians engage ISIS then Islamic terrorists will be spending time blowing things up in Moscow rather than New York. Very clever of Obama is you ask me.

The alleged agreement would maintain Assad in office for a short term, no longer than a year to keep face for Iran and Russia.Then, most probably some Alawite general will suddenly appear, announce that Assad had an illness and was headed to Saudi Arabia for his health. No one can touch him in Saudi Arabia, Putin now can not be charged with abandoning a friend, and life goes on–and so does Death!