Chuq’s Daily Musical Interlude

I am at the hospital today and have scheduled this for this afternoon…..it is a musical tribute to the guys I served with in Vietnam….LRRP

You want a hero then look NO further than these guys…..

 

News That Slithers Out Of Israel

I have tried to write about the situation between the Palestinians and the Israelis…..but so much is happening that it is hard for me to keep up…..so I decided to do a post with all news that I think would make good posts….information is good No matter what form it takes……..

1–Every Congress has to make its Israeli handlers happy and this Congress is NO different……..

Congress pushed through the US-Israeli Strategic Partnership Act this week, a bill which creates a new class of special ally within the law called a “major strategic partner,” which only Israel will occupy.

The new class increases the amount of “emergency” US weaponry stashed in Israel, just months after Israel controversially raided that stockpile for the Gaza War, and provides guaranteed access to myriad other technologies.

Despite all it entitles Israel to, the bill is still considered “watered down” because it removed certain clauses seeking to grant Israeli visa-free travel rights without giving Americans reciprocal rights.

This is wasted time….Israel has ALWAYS had a “special” designation….this also makes it easier for Israel to get more and more deadly weapons that they will use on Palestinian civilians….go call dipshits!

2–New Israeli law would make it a crime to be the family member that Israel does not like…..

Though it’s being couched as an “anti-terror” measure, the bill also covers people who the government perceives as “inciting violence” through speech or activism, as well as “rioters” and rock-throwers. And obviously all of their families
Is this the action of a Democracy?  No?  Then STOP calling these criminals democratic!
3–Israeli DM Ya’alon has made it clear that when Obama is out of offive things will be different…….
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon seems to get into trouble a couple of times a month for hostile comments directed at the Obama Administration. He was overdue, and speaking at a settlement religious school in the occupied West Bank, he let fly on comments about settlement expansion.
Ya’alon blamed the US for the comparatively slow rate of settlement growth, even though the number of major settlement projects approved in the past two years has actually been quite high, saying Israel was “careful not to push the envelope too much.”
Sounds like this yutz knows something that we do not……like NO matter who wins in 2016 they will be kissing Israel’s ass…….
4–Americans are staring to change their minds……..

The same poll also suggests that Democrats are expressing greater and greater skepticism about Israel, which could give politicians freedom to say something (maybe?).

The Brookings Poll of American attitudes on the conflict was conducted by Shibley Telhami in November, with 1000+ American respondents.

Here’s the main finding:

Two states, One State, Annexation, Status Quo

The percentage of Americans who want the US government to push for a two-state solution remains constant at 39% from last year; but the percentage of those who
want the US to push for one state with equal citizenship has increased from 24% to 34%.

Among those who support two states, two-thirds would support one state if two states are not possible.

If a two-state solution is not possible, 71% of Americans (84% of Democrats, 60% of Republicans) favor a single democratic state with Arabs and Jews as equal over a
one in which Israel’s Jewish majority is sustained and Palestinians will not have equal citizenship.

5–Good news from Israel…..ex-Mossad chief has made it clear to the government………

There will never be peace in the Middle East as long as Israelis don’t treat the Palestinians as equals, Efraim Halevy said last week, accusing senior government officials of advancing “condescending” policies toward the Palestinians.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Times of Israel, the former head of the Mossad intelligence agency accused the outgoing government, especially Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, of having violated the fragile status quo in Jerusalem. The elections of March 2015 are not merely a referendum on Israel’s leadership, he said, but constitute an unprecedented opportunity to determine Israel’s policy vis-à-vis the peace process.

This person is very observant……violence will continue until the Israeli government shows some respect to the Palestinians and their desires……sadly that is not part of the plan of the Zionist bigots.

6–I have a surprised look on my face…….never thought I would hear this sort of thing…….

New UN Security Council resolutions are looming related to Palestinian statehood, and as usual Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is presenting the resolution’s passage as “fueling radical Islam.”

The presumption is that the Obama Administration will veto the resolutions as indeed the US historically vetoes anything that is even remotely opposed by the Israeli government as a matter of course.

Yet US officials say it is “too early to tell” and that they are undecided on the various proposals, and whether or not to veto them.

Actually I believe this is only the admin toying with the media….they have every intention to veto the Palestinian statehood proposal.

This concludes the news from the Occupied country of Palestine………

Turn The Page!

Veterans: Unsung Heroes–LRRP

This post and accompanying video may not win any awards…but it helps me deal with some unresolved issues……

We hear all about the exploits of our special forces…..their bravery in the face of danger makes them heroes.  But in these days the public does not seem to care about our vets only when it is convenient for them.

I know not many will care enough to watch this lengthy video and that will be a shame….for these guys deserve better than that…….

We Americans are famous for labels……and hero is one word that I feel we throw around way too often…..this person or that unit is heroic.  Then there are what I call true heroes…unsung heroes because NO one knows of them and hears nothing of their duty.

For years I have been trying to find away to write about the guys I served with in Vietnam….I never could find the right words….and then I found this video by accident…..it thought it perfect……

This video is about such a group….true heroes……whose story has seldom been told.

Please take the time to watch this video….yes, it is lengthy…..but these men deserve recognition and respect that few gave them during their service.  Their duty was truly extraordinary and their legacy has been lost…. wrapped up in the mystic of the Rangers.

They deserve your attention and respect…….Their story is one of duty, honor and selfless action…..if anyone deserves the title of HERO it is these men……I miss you guys!

I apologize….I could not get the video to post so I had try a back door solution……..

PLEASE WATCH!

Civil Unrest: Is There An Answer? | Ace News Room 2014

Today will be a very lean day…I have a family member going under the knife and I will be at the hospital most of the day……sorry to cut it short today….I will be back tomorrow if all goes well….

With the decisions in Ferguson and NYC and the death of a 12 year old in Cleveland…..people are taking to the street…..they are protesting the deaths but few have offered up any solution.

This is another piece I wrote for Ace News Room 2014…..I appreciate my friend for using some of my op-eds for his service….stop by and visit the site…..become better informed….

 

Civil Unrest: Is There An Answer? | Ace News Room 2014.