On To Damascus!

There is a war going on in Syria. There is a war that has been going on in Syria for God knows how many years. There is a war going on in Syria in which God knows how many different groups have been fighting against the government of President Bashar Assad. At least 200,000 Syrians are dead. At least two million have fled their country seeking some place where people are not firing weapons at them and at each other. The al Qaeda Nursa Front has now asked members of the Alawite sect to abandon their support of Assad, hand over their weapons to them, and live in peace with their Muslim “brothers.” Assad is a member of the Alawite sect.

One wonders if God knows about this mad struggle between God knows how many groups of Muslims who spend their days killing one another. I wonder if God has some secret plan about this struggle. Perhaps, it is part of his plan to simply allow we humans to kill one another off!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: Teacher Strike”

Best news for students. No more teachers, no more homework!

UK,Guardian: “Veterans Gather At Dunkirk”

Hopefully, no Nazi planes blasting away as in 1940.

Sweden, Local: “Boss Resigns Over Theft”

This sure did not occur in a Wall Street firm.

Norway, Norway Post: “Fewer Foreign Criminals”

I sure wish that I am robbed by a native born American!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Refuse Duel With Wolves”

OK, just send in President Putin, he will take them on bare chested!

So, What’s New In Israel?

Israel has a prime minister and it has a President, but the president does not possess much power. We all know that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to bomb and take over land that originally was allocated to Palestinians by that organization known as the United Nations. Bibi refuses to have anything to do with the Hamas government in Gaza that originally in a democratic election gained power, because they are evil “terrorists.” However, President Reuven Rivlin has introduced the horrible idea that Israel might negotiate with the Hamas government. “I do not recoil at the idea of negotiating with any willing party.” Let me note:

1. The US and Israel have no problem with negotiating with China which is a dictatorship that engages in terrorist behavior toward Muslims in its country as well as against those in Tibet.

2. The US and Israel negotiate with Putin Russia a government that engages in terrorist behavior against its own people.

3. The US and Israel have relations with the dictatorship in Vietnam.

4. The US and Israel have relations with the government of Myanmar which engages in vast terror against Rohingyas in their nation.

I will not list African nations which contain governments that engage in terrorism and have relations with these two nations.

Saudi Air Force Bombs Away And Away

The nation of Saudi Arabia does possess an air force. Of course, never in their history has this air force ever confronted planes from another air force, but these guys are terrific at bombing villages and towns which do not contain any anti-aircraft batteries to shoot back at them. During the past three months these gallant warriors of the sky have been bombing, and bombing and bombing targets in Yemen in order to get rid of the Houthi rebels. At least two thousand innocent people have died at the hands of these noble warriors in the sky. No one knows how many children are dead. Oh, by the way, the dead people are Muslims. So, what is the fight all about:

1. Once upon a time there was a President of Yemen named Saleh. Well, the US and Saudi Arabia decided they did not like him anymore.

2. So they placed in power guy named Abu Hadi who became the new good guy.

3. A minority group known as the Houthi, offshoot Shiite Muslims, decided they wanted power. They hate al-Qaeda.

4. The US and Saudi Arabia hate al-Qaeda but they do not like the Houthis.

5. Somehow, the Iranians decided to help the Houthi which means that Saudi Arabis had to hate them.

We will be giving a test to determine if you understand this mess. The only certain thing we know is that the Saudi Arabia air force is bombing.

On The College Debt Crisis

As you recall, during the crisis beginning in 2007 when many major financial institutions sort of went south due to their incompetence, the American government rushed to the rescue just like the US Cavalry rushed to the rescue when Indians attacked. Eventually, under the administrations of George Bush and Barack Obama, we poured a few trillion dollars into those financial institutions and made them sort of healthy again. Actually, today they once again are doing things that might eventually result in another financial crisis. I am confident if that event happens, we can count on our government rushing in to prevent institutions that are “too big to fail” not to fail. But, for some reason, no one wants to rush in to save the lives of students who are deeply in debt of a figure that now has passed the trillion dollar mark.

Finally, finally, a group of Democratic US Senators have decided it is time for the cavalry to rush to the rescue of students in debt. They want government action to reduce debts and at least the government could reduce interest rates. I still do not understand whey our government has to make money off the hard work of students who simply borrowed in order to get an education. This education, if it results in higher wages, will produce extra money in taxes. Students seeking to become higher paid workers AID THE ECONOMY. Senator Bernie Sanders who is seeking the nomination for President, urges a “Wall Street speculation fee” tax that could be used to help pay off student loans. He also wants legislation that would finance low tuition state universities and thus allow ALL young people to go to college.

Oh Dem Muslims!

Something appears to happen to any member of the Republican party when asked about those “Muslims.” Senator Rand Paul, ordinarily is sort of a decent guy, but on his recent appearance on the Jon Stewart show, the magic word was posed to him-Muslims. Stewart asked his opinion on the desire by Muslims to build a mosque near ground zero of the 9-11 site. So, Rand just had to demonstrate that he was a man who opposed giving into Muslim terrorists. “When they told me that they were going to build a mosque at 9-111, I was horrified. If you want to march down the street and you’re part of the KKK, I’m horrified by that and object to that. I think it is a really, really, bad idea to build a mosque at the 9-11 site.”

I guess as a Jew it is a bad, bad, idea for Christians to build a church in New York City where there are a lot of Jews. After all, it was CHRISTIANS who implemented the Holocaust, and if one Christian took part in that horrible event, then ALL CHRISTIANS are responsible! What the hell do Muslims in America have to do with 9-11? No one has blamed all Christians for the horrors that daily occurred on that continent. Sorry, Rand, you must learn to hold your tongue when someone asks about MUSLIMS!

Tragedy Of Detainees!

The United States of America is a land that was created by immigrants. The original Indians were simply immigrants Siberia who wandered over the Bering Straight and became the first Americans. A few thousand years later came Europeans who proceeded to sort of wipe out most of the original immigrants in order to take over the Western Hemisphere. What we term, the “United States of America,” was simply a bunch of immigrants. Heck, even after the USA became an independent nation, people sort of arrived without any check by authorities. People wandered back and forth across the border with Canada without anyone keeping count. Today, we have people who are considered to be “illegal” immigrants,a sort of new concept in American history. They cross the border and arrive for one reason-they want to WORK! And, believe it or not, they want to work at jobs that native born Americans simply refuse to accept.

Over two thirds of Democrats in Congress just sent a letter to President Obama about the deplorable conditions experienced by illegal immigrants being detained in detention camps. “We cannot continue to hear reports of serious harm to children in custody and do nothing about it.” They regard these camps as insulting to “our values as a nation.” Hopefully, the President will take action to protect immigrants, if so, he would be acting in a long tradition.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer comments on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

American leaders always accuse others of sponsoring terrorism, how about looking in the mirror?

I wonder if there is a stage that will hold all Republicans seeking the presidential nomination?

With only one woman, Carly Fiorina, we need Sarah Palin back on the stage of stupidity.

I promise to pray for our wealthy folks in order to prove that I am a good American.

Bikers riot and kill, and they are handled without firing a 134 bullets, I wonder why?

Fox News news, white is right, black is bad!

I’m for Bernie Sanders for president

The Mouth That Roars Nonsense!

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again is roaring with nonsense when it comes to the Middle East. Listen to this latest example: “As horrific as ISIS is, once Iran, the prime terrorist state of our time, acquires nuclear weapons, it will be a hundred, times more dangerous, a thousand times more dangerous anymore destructive than ISIS.” He warns that filling the coffers of Iran with “billions of dollars to pursue its aggression” will lead to endless wars. Let’s examine the record:

1. The Army of Iran has never left the borders of Iran on any aggressive venture.

2. Since 1980, the IDF has left the borders of Israel to attack other areas in the Middle East.

3. Under the administration of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld the United States has spent over a TRILLION DOLLARS in pursuit of destabilizing the Middle East and creating terrorist groups.

4. When it comes to fostering terrorism the USA is the leading nation of our time.

Yes, Bibi, the nation of Iran DOEs sponsor terrorists. But, when it comes to sponsoring the rise of terrorism, Iran is a distant fifth in the Middle East.

How about gazing in the mirror and wondering if Israel could try some new approaches to peace? Yes, Bibi, the road to peace is long and difficult, but it is the only road we have. As British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said: “Jaw, Jaw, not war, war.”

Just Another Black Incident

These days the only certain news is that a story will appear dealing with some black skinned person who was arrested because he had a black skin. British police were summoned to check an incident in a small town in England. Two police cars arrived along with a police van and encountered a mob of angry white skinned people howling at a black man whose face was bloody as he confronted the mob. He was apparently a middle aged person and he was holding a knife in his hand as the mob shouted for his blood. Tajuseen Taiso lived in the house with his white skinned girl friend who was standing in the doorway crying over the brutal attack by the mob.

So, how did the police handle the situation? Naturally, they arrested the man who was bleeding. Why would they arrest the mob which did the beating? Beats me. He was taken to jail, held for 35 hours,and then charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. This incident occurred three years ago. Finally, the police yesterday admitted they made a mistake. Black on white always winds up the same way, arrest the black dude!