An op-ed that I wrote for my friends over at Ace News Room……..they deserve your attention…..give’em a try!
The war on ISIS, the “degrade and destroy” message is not ringing clear…..the US is in the process of re-examining their strategy towards ISIS after a year of a basic stalemate….
I think that is a good idea but all the military action in the world is not going to effect their message and that is where they are winning this conflict……
Source: ISIS: The Day After The Day After
Ah….I can hear the Righteous Brothers wailing along as I type……and I can still feel that tingle running up my leg as a dance with Amy “Gypsy” Rosseau……the year is 1965……I had better stop there…..soon there will be TMI.
Since the formation of the state of Israel in 1948 America has had that “special feeling” toward Israel……first because of the run up after World War 2 and the suffering the Jews had endured……then there was the Cold War and the USSR was making great headway with the Arab nations in the Middle East…the US needed a “friend” to try and counter any progress made by the Soviets……..and then money became a big part of our election process and Israel made sure to win friends by passing it around like peanut butter…..do you realize that about 2/3 of the Congress is financed by Israel in one way or another?
Every president since Truman has had that “special feeling” for Israel although their motivations were somewhat different……then along came Obama and his opponents want to make it look like he has NO love for Israel…….read all about it here…….Does Obama Have the “Special Feeling”.
Americans have come to support Israel mainly because the media only covers positive news from the region as it applies to Israel…..and then there is the Christians that are always in full support of Israel…..no matter what the news is…..Israel is always right and will always get their support…..but why?
Now that is an easy question to answer…..the Bible!
You see according to the Bible and Christian beliefs there will be an “end of days” and a second coming……but all that is contingent on there being an Israel, a homeland for the Jews. You see if there is NO Israel then there is No second coming or an end of days…..the predictions will be for naught……and they, Christians, cannot have that now can they?
America needs to wean itself off this blind allegiance to Israel……when that occurs then the possibilities of some sort of resolution in the Middle East will be at hand….lives will be saved and money will be made……could not ask for a better ending.
I have been told that I am too hard a critic on Israel that I should cut them some slack for their only crime is their desire to exist…….to those I say….Bite me! I will give Israel a break when they are forced to come to terms with the killing of Americans sailors….confused? USS Liberty (Google can help or search In Saner Thought)………
For decades we here in the US have been lied to about that state of Israel. We are forced fed a lie…that lie is that it is a democracy.
First of all….an election does not make it a democracy.
Its treatment of Palestinians eliminates it as a democracy….at least in my mind.
But all that aside here is the new Israeli government……now you tell me….
Nothing but racism, bigotry and hate……does that sound at all familiar to Israelis?
They have become the people our parents warned us about. They have become the horror of their past.
There are many of us Americans that remember the images that the journalists gave us of the Vietnam War…..many were of horrendous battles, events and situations and in some way lead to the anti-war movement having such an impact.
The US government was NOT going to allow that to happen again!
That situation was eliminated during the first Gulf War where the military had a close grip on the media and did not allow any of the freedoms that were allowed during the Vietnam era…..and that tight hold has continued today.
Basically it is that the media can have the news that the military wants them to have…..in other words tight press censorship…..some will not call it that but that is what it is…..information control has another name that we seldom use….Propaganda. Ask the German people just how effective propaganda can be…..
The new manual by the Pentagon, Law of War, goes a few steps beyond censorship……amazing that the news organizations have not made this issue more of a story……or are the news groups just extensions of the government these days?
Read it and tell me where this is a way for a democracy to function……
Source: Journalist or ‘unprivileged belligerent’? – Al Jazeera English
If a blogger writes anything about climate change.global warming then there is a plethora of people that fly into a rage and start posting those damn links that would take a insane person from sanity to sitting in a corner baffled………Everyone has an opinion but especially those the are what we are calling “deniers”
But all there links and their knowledge….the equation is can any of their opposition be scientifically tested? It can….but can it be verified?
That is a different question with a different answer……
Read on my friends read on!
Source: Scientists try to replicate climate denier findings and fail | Grist