Behind the Chechen Islamic Terrorist Bombing in Boston

Now we know that American, homegrown, Chechen nationals, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were behind the Boston Marathon bombing. Remember, the Chechen Islamic terrorists and their war with Russia?  They were behind the school massacre in Beslan, North Ossetia in September, 2004.   380 persons died, including 186 children. A few years ago I visited Krasnodar whereContinue reading “Behind the Chechen Islamic Terrorist Bombing in Boston”

Why Petraeus and not Clinton?

Okay, since nobody wants to talk about the elephant in the room, I will be the dope and get all the criticism and mention it.  (This is the best part of being over sixty years of age.)  If the national news media, with a straight face, can tell us that the CIA director, General Petraeus,Continue reading “Why Petraeus and not Clinton?”

Why be tortured about torture?

There is no need to be tortured about torture? Is water boarding torture? Some say yes and others say no. Does it work?  Does it save lives? Some, like a former adviser to a president, insist that it did work and that it did save lives.  Others, like the man who actually conducted the interrogationsContinue reading “Why be tortured about torture?”

Ron Paul: You think Hurricane Irene was bad? Wait till you experience FEMA

Governor Dan Malloy of Connecticut called presidential candidate Ron Paul an idiot last Thursday. He was answering a loaded question on CNN, responding to Congressman Paul’s concern about a bankrupted FEMA. This government agency, founded in 1978, now doles out money to victims of natural disasters. Of course, Malloy is salivating over that well earnedContinue reading “Ron Paul: You think Hurricane Irene was bad? Wait till you experience FEMA”

Wars and Rumors of Wars

As you approach July Fourth, stop and consider the presidential race in the Republican Party. Recognize him? All of the 2012 contenders talk big about wars and our continued role in the world except for the only one who has actually served in uniform and is a veteran of our armed forces. Apparently a littleContinue reading “Wars and Rumors of Wars”

Ron Paul to Obama: Quit ordering Israel around!

In a statement released after the president’s speech, Thursday, May 19, 2011, Congressman Ron Paul took Barack Obama to task. “Unlike this president, I do not believe it is our place to dictate how Israel runs her affairs.” Ron Paul’s statement, released immediately after the speech, reflected the congressman’s long held views against American leadersContinue reading “Ron Paul to Obama: Quit ordering Israel around!”

William and Kate and the 7 greatest weddings in history

How does the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton compare to other great weddings and marriages of history?  The answer depends on what happens afterward.  Will William actually ascend to the throne?  What will the monarchy be like in his lifetime?  What will happen in the world and how will he and his queenContinue reading “William and Kate and the 7 greatest weddings in history”

America’s Royal Weddings

As we all anticipate the coming royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton it might be fun to take a look at our own “royal weddings.” Of course, there is no such thing as American royalty and when some make such pretensions, we quickly find a way to cut them down to size. Curiously,Continue reading “America’s Royal Weddings”

A Report From Inside Egypt

A Report From Inside Egypt There seems to be uniformity from many inside Egypt, at least from Cairo.  My information comes from a pharmacist, a doctor, an Egyptologist, shopkeepers and a gentleman who does the internet and bookkeeping for many businesses.  All are saying the same thing, “Mubarak needs to leave now”. They all feelContinue reading “A Report From Inside Egypt”

The Egyptian Crisis: What Would Reagan Do?

President Ronald Reagan was not quick to respond to crowds in the street.  He complained, for example, that we probably made a mistake in abandoning the Shah of Iran. Consider for a moment the morality of this Egyptian Crisis and what the American government is now saying.  We are telling Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, theContinue reading “The Egyptian Crisis: What Would Reagan Do?”