Category Archives: Syria

Russia In Syria

There is great concern among members of the US government and just about every Republican running for president over the movement of Russian soldiers, planes and ships to Syria. President Putin says their presence is to assist in the destruction of ISIS, and support the government of Syria. Let’s examine the issues of this move:

1. Russia has been supporting Syria for nearly thirty years, so what’s new about their latest move?

2. AN object of the Russians is to eliminate ISIS. I assume that is also the goal of America.

3. Ironically,the Russians will be protecting Christians and moderate Muslims against terrorist organizations. Any complaint?

4. America fears that Russia will gain a sphere or influence in Syria: Fellows, it already HAS such a sphere.

Frankly, if Putin wants to shed Russian blood to destroy ISIS, go for it, Vladimir!

Putin DID Make An Offer

There is no question that Vladimir Putin is a bully, a tyrant, a man who hates those daring to question his authority about anything. But,every once and a while the Russian Donald Trump does make some sense. Finnish leader Martin Ahisaan told reporters that in 2012 while working with a team of diplomats seeking to resolve the Syrian problem he was approached by Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin with the following proposal from the Russian government:

1. The West should not give arms to opponents of the Assad government.

2. We should organize a dialogue among all opponents of the Assad government.

3. We should find an elegant way for Assad to step aside.

There was no response from either the US,France or England.

And, thus a chance for peace was not pursued.

Russia In Syria?

Russian troops are headed to Syria. Reports indicate at least one thousand Russian soldiers have landed, they are constructing housing and other facilities to establish a military presence in the country. There are also reports that tanks are being sent and all indications are the Russians are prepared to do battle. So, what is the Putin plan:

1. Stabilize the Syrian situation and ensure the rebels cannot win.

2. Care out a safe area around Damascus which is free of any rebel forces.

3. Sit down and have a quiet talk with President Bashar al-Assad.

4. Identify a successor to the man who has completely destroyed his nation.

5. Persuade America to go along with the Putin Solution to Syria.

At least it it a Plan. At this point, President Obama lacks any Plan.

Shame of America, Shame Of Israel!

They cross deserts, They make their way through wrecked cities, they dodge bullets, mortars and bombs dropped by airplanes, but they continue their journey toward hope and safety. They are the refugees of Syria, not just thousands, but hundreds of thousands who have been abandoned by their criminal government, their neighbors, and their clerics. They are Muslim, they are Christian, but they continue the journey toward a plan in which their children can have food, education, and safety from bombs and terrorists who only know they believe in some sort of God who sanctions murder of the helpless.

They somehow reach the shores of Europe, they find ways to make it through roadblocks in order to see some form of life in Austria or Germany. The English Guardian asked all US candidates how they stood on the question of aiding refugees. Only Martin O’Malley responded with a belief the US should allow some to enter its shores. Israel was asked and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, sorry, there is no open door. Germany has offered to allow 800,000 to enter. Yes,Germany which decades ago murdered over thirty million people. But, the USA, the nation of immigrants has no room in its house.

Donald, your Irish ancestors arrived, about one million when they faced starvation in their native land. Thank God, America opened its doors or today there would not be a Donald Trump!

Syria Forever?

Each day I gaze at pictures in the newspaper or online which depict frightened people fleeing from Syria. They have left by the millions, desperately seeking a place of safety and comfort, at least for the moment. They are homeless, they are alone, they are abandoned by their country’s leaders and the world. On their face is the same look one saw during the 1930s when Jews were fleeing Nazi Germany in hope that someone would offer some form of safety. No nation stepped forward. Today, Sweden has been doing the job of offering a home, but there are limits to that small country. So, what can be done?

1. The UN should organize a program of relocation that spreads refugees around the world. Sorry, that is the only alternative.

2. Somehow,some way,Russia and Iran must persuade President Assad to step aside.

3. Just imagine the reaction of Donald Trump if a few thousand Syrian refugees showed up on our shores!

Solving Syrian Refugee Issue

The latest count indicates there are about 4,000,000 refugees living in countries that border on Syria. At current, about 20% of the population of Jordan is composed of Syrians. It is time for the Muslims of this world to resolve this issue.

1. Saudi Arabia has money and it has plenty of open space to handle a few hundred thousand Muslim refugees.

2. Algeria could allow Syrians into their land.

3. Morocco could handle a few hundred thousand Syrians.

4. Turkey has nearly a million and could offer them citizenship.

5. Syrian refugees could really help Sudan to become a prosperous nation.

6. Heck,even we Americans can allow in at least one hundred thousand. After all, they are not raping Mexicans.

7. I assume Malaysia could handle a hundred thousand.

In simple English, how about Muslim nations caring for their fellow Muslims??

Where Is Turkey?

There is one Middle Eastern nation which has a strong army that is equipped for war and whose government opposes terrorism. The name of this land is Turkey. However, President Recep Erdogan believes that Kurdish forces represent the greatest threat to peace in the region. He refuses to close his nation’s border with Syria to cut off new recruits for ISIS. In fact, Erdogan regards the ISIS nut cases as a good force for peace since they battle Kurds, along with a few other groups.

Erdogan hates President Assad and he will support any and all groups involved in the war in Syria. A problem is that no one today even knows who are the bad or good guys in Syria. Turkey is allegedly a member of NATO but it refuses to cooperate in the immediate task of ending terror groups in the region. KURDS for Erdogan will always be THE enemy.

Let’s Solve The Syria Problem

We offer some possible solutions to the problem in Syria of ongoing mass killing.

1. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin will face off in a wrestling match to decide the fate of Syria.

2. How about a Shoot Out at high noon between all rival armed forces. The last one standing takes over Syria.

3. President Assad gets the winning ticket to Mega Millions and an all paid vacation in Disneyland.

4. A shoot out between the best marksman in ISIS and the Syrian army. Winner takes all.

5. Evacuate all civilians and allow Israel to drop some of its atomic bombs on the entire country. Bibi would be delighted.

6. Send in the IDF, heck, they can heat Hamas in Gaza, why not beat all the bad people in Syria?

7. Is there a way to begin fracking in Syria and cause some earthquakes?

So, maybe you have some better ideas??

Of course, we could always send in General Ted Cruz and General Marco Rubio to clean up the mess.

Explaining Turkey

There should be another category in awarding Nobel prizes for peace that is focused on deterring if the nation of Turkey is for or against peace in the Middle East. President Recep Erdogan has been opposed from day one of the government of President Assad in Syria. He opposes this man because Assad is really not a very devout Muslim and he is close to the government of Iran. Of course, the government of Turkey engages in trade and good relations with Iran, but Erdogan does not want them having anything to do with the government of Syria. The Kurds who reside in parts of Turkey and Syria were fighting against ISIS which is another group that Erdogan does not like, but when the Kurds asked for some help, President Erdogan refused. In other words when a group that opposes the group he does not like, he refuses to help them.

The story goes on and on. At no point has Turkey engaged in military action against Syria. As Erdogan notes, ” I do not believe air strikes are sufficient to defeat Daesh(ISIS) in either Syria or Iraq. A rand offensive is needed align with air strikes so that operations can be successful.” Ok, he wants an offensive operation, but for some reason he does not wish Turkish troops to be involved, just the other guys. Of course if the other guys ask for his aid the answer is-NO. At this point Turkey has the best armed force of any Arab nation. But, he wants the other guys to fight.

Strange Days In Syria

There are moments in learning about what is happening in the land of Syria that one wonders if anyone really understands what is occurring in that land of countless groups and views. Frankly, I doubt if there is a single Middle Eastern expert who could actually describe and explain what are the views of each of those groups who devote their days and nights to murdering people in other groups. There is NO Syrian scorecard that presents the starting lineup for each and every group. The other day Islamist insurgents decided to release 300 Syrian Kurds who they had captured. Initially, they separated the men from the workmen and children as though there was going to be a massacre. But, all were released and allowed to proceed on their way to Damascus.

This is my explanation about this incident:

1. Anyone headed for Damascus is headed for death in one way or another.

2. This is one way to save on bullets since these people are dead, anyway.

3. Perhaps, the insurgents got confused as to who they were fighting today!