Arab Boots on the Ground?

Why don’t Arab armies wipe out Daesh?

They did not hesitate to invade Israel several times that did not pose any physical threat to them.

But Arab states are not in a big hurry to put boots on the ground to fight Daesh who are an imminent threat to Arab states.

To Our “Partners” in the Middle East – Get off your Butts!

King Abdullah

Abdullah said groups such as IS “expose themselves daily as savage outlaws of religion, devoid of humanity, respecting no laws and no boundaries”.

“So therefore we must act fast and holistically to tackle and respond to the interconnected threats whether it is in this region, Africa, Asia or in Europe,” he said. http://news.yahoo.com/king-jordan-warns-world-war-against-humanity-161351407.html

They were eager to fight then.

On May 15, 1948, the day the British Mandate over Palestine ended, the armies of five neighboring Arab states invaded the new State of Israel, which had declared its independence the previous day. The invasion, heralded by an Egyptian air attack on Tel Aviv, was vigorously resisted. From the north, east and south came the armies of LebanonSyria, Iraq, Transjordan and Egypt. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/Invade.html

I agree with Bernie Sanders.

“The United States cannot do it alone,” Sanders added. “In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has the third-largest military budget in the entire world. They’re going to have to get in and take on ISIS as well as other countries in that region. The United States should be supportive. We should be working with other countries. But the United States cannot always be the only country involved in these wars.”

Where are they now?

Why don’t Arab armies wipe out Daesh?

They did not hesitate to invade Israel several times that did not pose any physical threat to them.

But Arab states are not in a big hurry to put boots on the ground to fight Daesh who are an imminent threat to Arab states.

And yet these states spend huge money on military. Why don’t they fight their enemy, in their region?

My guess is they are counting on Europe and the US to do the job for them. And that is why our “friends” and “partners” should be encouraged, pushed to do their duty to get rid of ISIS and other nuts. After all Saudi Arabia started this by spreading Wahhabism around the world.

Under no circumstances should Western countries put their boots on the ground in the Middle East and pay with their lives for lazy, rich cowards like the Saudis and Golf states. Let them do their fair share.

I have a suggestion that will make it easier for Arabs to send their troops to fight ISIS. Just imagine that ISIL stands for Independent State of Israel Liquidation. Use your imagination, you cowards.

But on the other hand, Israel defeated you every time. Oops…so much for that idea.

An Exercise in Logic.

The Middle East
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What The “Two-State Solution” Has to Do with the Rise of Islamic Extremism: Zero

“What Kerry perhaps does not know is that the Islamic State is not interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at all. Unlike Kerry, Sunni scholars fully understand that the Islamic State has more to do with Islam and terrorism than with any other conflict.”

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4801/two-state-solution-isis

An exercise in logic.

Muslims slaughtering Muslims
Liberators of Palestine.

Some “intellectuals” and some not so- intellectuals are claiming that Israel is causing all the problems in the Middle East by oppressing the Palestinian people.

So the logical conclusion would be that Muslims in the Middle East are killing each other to help the Palestinians. I guess Shiites and Sunnis are killing each other to prove that they love their Palestinian brothers.

And Hamas is killing their Palestinian brothers and sisters to prove that only Hamas can liberate them

To rephrase Golda Meir: they hate each other more than they love their children.

As to those “intellectuals” and not-so intellectuals, I would suggest they think before they talk because they obviously cannot do both at the same time.

Jews don't want to be victims anymore
Not defenseless anymore.

Also, my intellectual friends, while you are quiet please think about this: How many countries in the Middle East recognize the right of Israel to exist? A two-states solution means the recognition of the state of Israel. How many countries in the Middle East are interested?

By the way, many super-nice intellectuals (some call them Liberals) love to fight for victims, for the oppressed. Guess what: I’M A JEW AND I DO NOT WANT TO BE A VICTIM ANYMORE!

And please stay quiet while you ponder these issues. Good luck.

The Enemy of My Enemy

Why would Turkey fight the Islamic State when ISIS is killing Kurds for them? The president of Turkey is a radical Islamist. Turkey has no business being in NATO and the EU needs to drop all considerations of letting Turkey in.

Erdogan is a Wiesel.
Friends?

Ankara (AFP) – Turkish jets have bombed Kurdish rebel targets in the southeast of the country in the first such strikes against the separatists since an increasingly fragile 2013 ceasefire, officials said Tuesday. http://news.yahoo.com/turkey-bombs-kurdish-rebel-targets-southeast-081640615.html;_ylt=A0LEV2Awaz1U5kUAY_VXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzOTFkY2w0BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDUzMF8x?.tsrc=bell

Ankara refuses to allow Kurdish fighters to cross into Syria to relieve the neighboring city. As Turkish troops and tanks stand guard at the border, many Kurds are desperate and angry, assaulted by Turkish teargas, water cannon, and police violence. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/kobani-isis-turkey-kurds-ypg-syria-erdogan

ISIS Intensifies Siege of Kurdish Enclave in Syria. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/world/middleeast/isis-intensifies-siege-of-kurdish-enclave-in-syria.html?_r=0

Turkey as a friend?
Words of wisdom
  1. Turkish forces bomb Kurds. Turkey is enemy with Kurds
  2. ISIS fights Kurds. ISIS is enemy with Kurds
  3. U.S. bombs ISIS. US if enemy with ISIS
  4. Turkey and ISIS are friends.
  5. US and Kurds are friends
  6. US and Turkey are enemies.Can anybody disprove this logical conclusion?

Definition of Hypocrisy: Turkish Version

Criminal inhumane policy of Turkey toward Kurdish minorities is inexcusable.

Turkish President is a lair and a hypocrite.
Definition of hypocrisy – Erdogan!
From the horse's mouth
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Turkish President Erdogan is accusing the world of not doing enough to fight ISIS while doing nothing to fight ISIS while keeping the Turkish Kurds from helping the Kurds in the border citry of Kobani Syria.  All the while keeping Turkish tanks idle on the border.

Lopsided

How one word in a Chicago Tribune article changed the whole meaning of an article that was published first in the L.A. Times. According to the Tribune the World is concerned not as much about the bloodshed but that not enough Israelis died in this conflict. They just changed the position of one sentence and added one word.

How one word in a Chicago Tribune article changed the whole meaning of said article that was published first in the L.A. Times.  According to the Tribune the World is concerned not as much about the bloodshed but that not enough Israelis died in this conflict.  They just changed the position of one sentence and added one word.

LA Times, July 13.http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-israel-ground-raid-gaza-20140713-story.html

Despite the concentrated attack, militants continued to fire rockets at a broad swath of Israel, setting off warning sirens in Tel Aviv and the coastal city of Haifa.  A teenager became the second Israeli civilian to be severely wounded in six days of fighting when two rockets landed in the city of Ashkelon.  No Israelis have been killed by the rocket strikes.

In Gaza, the death toll rose to at least 167, fueling international alarm over the casualty count.  The U.N. says the majority of the victims have been civilians. Seventeen members of one extended family were killed late Saturday when a home and nearby mosque were hit.  More than 1,000 people have been injured.

Chicago Tribune, July 14, Nation and World (page 11, Section 1).

I could not find this article online.  Maybe you will have better luck.

Israel Unleashes Strike on Gaza

Despite the concentrated attack, militants continued to fire rockets at a broad swath of Israel, setting off warning sirens in Tel Aviv and the coastal city of Haifa.  A teenager became the second Israeli civilian to be severely wounded in six days of fighting when two rockets landed in the city of Ashkelon.

No Israelis have been killed by the rocket strikes.  In Gaza, the death toll rose to at least 167, fueling international alarm over the lopsided casualty count.  The U.N. says the majority of the victims have been civilians.  Seventeen members of one extended family were killed late Saturday when a home and nearby mosque were hit.  More than 1,000 people have been injured.”

So in the opinion of the Chicago Tribune, the Israelis should turn off the Iron Dome defense system and let the Hamas rockets fall on the Israeli cities…to the satisfaction of the world and the editors of the Chicago Tribune.

The Boys

The Jews in the Middle East. The proud and tragic people. Israel is in mortal danger. Again
Surrounded by evil that feeds on hate and ignorance. Another chapter in the long history of these unordinary people.

This sinking feeling.

It is happening again.

My heart is heavy and mine age is weak; grief would have tears, and sorrow bids me speak.”  Shakespeare.

Palestinians and peace.
Murdered foe being Jewish.

The children of Israel

Young boys

Gone.  Murdered.

So tragic, so familiar.

They are somebody’s sons

Brothers

Friends.

A small sliver of Jewish history

The unending saga of an ancient tribe.

These boys, Jewish boys, are murdered for one reason.

Jewish fate
An ancient tribe

The eternal reason

They are Jews

These kids belong to a small, ancient tribe

A tribe that stands alone in the world.

Apart from the rest of humanity.

The Jews

We are a nation.

But much more than that

A religion

Jew contributed enormously to humanity
Albert Einstein

But much more than that

All major religions are based on ours.

But we are much more than that.

Jews changed humanity in many ways.

Their contribution to all aspects of civilization is vastly greater than their numbers.

Proud and brilliant people.

Jews survived, persevered.

They have seen it all.

A mighty Empire rising and falling to dust

Brutal oppressors come and gone.

Wars

Jews are killed for being Jews
Anne Frank

Concentration camps

And yet every time the Evil rises unnoticed by humanity

Every time Evil is trying to crush the Jewish tribe

While passive humanity is pretending not to see

The Jews survive and Evil is retreating.

But it is still there

Waiting patiently

Gathering strength, again

Feeding on human hatred, ignorance and greed.

In an unending cycle Evil rises again

Now in the Middle East

Three young boys

ISIS in the Middle east
Evil rises again

Their future taken from them

Brutally murdered for only one reason – being Jewish.

Israel is in mortal danger

Again

Surrounded by evil that feeds on hate and ignorance

Another chapter in the long history of these unordinary people.

I am proud to be a Jew

And I know that the page will turn

Jews are resilient people.

Evil will go in hiding again

Waiting for the opportune time to rise again

And we the Jews will face it again

But as always envied and disliked by the world.

The Jewish fate.

Sad knowledge and optimism.

Experts, Criminals and Liars.

Neocon.
Still defending Iraq invasion?
Talking heads
War criminals becoming “experts”

Today on Fareed Zakaria one of the “experts” he invited to his discussion about Syria was Paul Wolfowitz.

Why is it acceptable for hosts to invite “experts” who have proven to be dead wrong every time?  Talking heads that became caricatures, buffoons and demagogues.

Experts like Dick, the grim reaper, Cheney, Paul, the “conqueror of Iraq”, Wolfowitz, Donald (duck) Rumsfeld, Bill, “bomb them all”, Kristol.

Why in the world would I listen to these “experts” who, while living comfortably and free of danger, helped to push our country into a disastrous war…these same “experts” who caused death and suffering and economic disasters?

Experts are the ones who screwed up and consult others.
Loud speaker to a demagogue.

And I am accusing hosts like Zakaria and Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell and others for pretending to talk to experts while inviting the lying, selfish bastards to their shows.

And another “expert” whom I call the “war criminal”, Richard Perle.

I am asking you, TV and radio hosts that claim to be impartial and responsible reporters, why are you undermining your credibility by inviting known, lying criminals whose only agenda is to give excuses for their crimes and their stupidity?

Just listen to this one trying to weasel out of the responsibility of the Iraq war.

No Smelly Stuff!

The Free World and the United States of America are outraged that Syrian regime killed more than 1,600 of its people with chemical weapons. That will not stand, the leaders of the Free World declared. Only conventional weapons are legal and are allowed to kill your people.

Intervention in Syria.
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Chemical and conventional killing
Legal

The Free World and the United States of America are outraged that the Syrian regime killed more than 1,600 of its people with chemical weapons.  That will not stand, the leaders of the Free World declared.  Only conventional weapons are legal and are allowed to kill your people.  So Mr. Assad, if you don’t want us to bomb your bedroom, you better stick to legal ways you had used before to kill over a 100,000 of your people.

Almost 90 years ago the world agreed that there are plenty of other ways to kill each other besides the disgusting and smelly chemicals. (Although we still do it with pesticides).

So here is the Red Line:  conventional killing only!  Capisce?