It is impossible to remain objective when a child is killed. As an Israeli commander said, "A child is a child is a child." As the current war between Israel and Gaza accelerates and the "media" continues its misinformation propaganda machine, several facts are becoming clear. First, the foreign policy of the United States is a complete failure. Beginning with Obama's famous Cairo speech and the undermining of President Mubarak, the world has witnessed the complete and unter collapse of the Middle East. Over 75% of all the regional governments are falling apart and turning to warfare. Second, the exponential rise of Islamic Jihadist radicalism is accelerating. 9/11 will look like a "walk in the park" after this. The very fact that the U.S. media refuses to discuss the imminent fall of Iraq is just the tip of the iceberg. The new "Caliphate" declared in Northern Iraq and Syria has made their intentions clear. Either convert or die. The Middle East is on fire. The world would have you believe it is about Jews and Muslims. It is not. It is about Muslims against Muslims, always has been. The delicate balance manipulated by the West since the end of World War Two was very successful in keeping this chaos at bay. Not so today. The liberal powers of Europe and the United States have now unleashed the dragon. It is just like a black hole. It will gobble up everything in its path. It would be irresponsible to tell you otherwise. Killing is not the problem, destabilization is. Preventing war is not the same as stopping it. Why else would the United Nations allow Hezbollah and Hamas to import rockets. Third, the hands of other powers are at work here. Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Until this is addressed the crisis will continue. Just as the Soviet Union and the United States used the M.E. as their weapons proving ground, the current regimes of Russia, North Korea, and Iran are exploiting the weakness of the western powers for their own political, monetary, and religious purposes. Unfortunately, for all those involved, they are winning. They are playing a "long term" game with their own interest at stake, and, they are very good at it. Don't kid yourself if for some magical reason the rockets stop flying and a ceasefire is declared. It will only be a temporary lull in what may become the opening of World War Three. That's how I see it today, July 31st, 2014.
We live in a world of cellphones, computers, the internet, and global change. We also live in a world of social manipulation. At no time in history has mankind ever faced this dilemma. Corporations, governments, and individuals are using this new mode of propaganda to get whatever they can. Whether they are trying to take over a country, espouse their religion, sell a book, everyone and everything is selling an idea. In some cases it works, in others, it does not. Truth seems to be irrelevant. All that matters is that you win. If you win, then, by all definitions, your right. Wrong. Eventually, however painful, truth will raise its ugly head.
Let's take the Israel-Gaza conflict. Israel was forced a decade ago to trade land for peace. They completely withdrew from the Gaza strip and prayed for a vibrant, peaceful, economically successful Palestine. This was all done under pressure from the United Nations. Millions and Billions of dollars were dumped there. The outcome? A proxy state within a state backed by Iran. All the money was used to buy rockets ($600,000 a piece) and to build a network of rabbit holes to attack Israel. It is estimated that Hamas in Gaza had over 10,000 rockets in its possession prior to the latests outbreak of the current war. To date, they have fired over 2,700 of them. The purchase of all these armaments and tunnel digging was all done under the auspices of the United Nations. This is because the UN operates against Israel. The exact same thing happened in Lebanon with Hezbollah. Hezbollah is also a proxy state within a state sponsored by Iran. The supreme Ayatollah of Iran came out last week and called for the destruction of Israel and all Jews worldwide. Meanwhile, the Iranians continue to manipulate the West to get their nuclear stockpile weaponized.
The media war worldwide is uprising against Israel. This is simply because the media is being run by a liberal conglomerate bought and paid for, you guessed it, by the United Nations. Lets just ignore Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, Sudan, Nigeria, Lebanon, Jordan...whew, I can't keep up. Lets just admit it, it is much easier and simpler to attack the Jews. Here is the naked truth. Israel will survive. It will not be pretty, fighting for freedom and truth never is.
It is possible we are on the brink of World War Three. Israel and Gaza are just a distraction, so is the Arab Spring. Go north to Russia and Ukraine and you will discover the real problem. Another UN failure, but that is another story for another time. And that's how I see it today, from the internet somewhere in Colorado, July 30th, 2014.
Stop! O.K., I am either going to start a radio talk show program or go on T.V.! I simply can not stand the level of stupidity being perpetuated by the global mass-media. Israel-Gaza conflict. Jews and Arabs. Religion vs religion. Here is the situation. First of all, as most of you know, I am not a fan, and never will be, or radical Muslim-Islamic ideology. Period. So what is the problem? The Middle East is embedded with hatred as dictated by the core belief system that anybody that does not convert to Islam should be put to death. Don't believe me, read the Koran. Until the Muslim-Islamic world changes this belief system expect more death. Plain and simple. Don't like it, move to a different planet. So, here is the SOLUTION! Saudi Arabia, the country that represents all of Islam, declares in no uncertain terms...PEACE WITH ISRAEL! The Saudis fly one of their U.S. made jets to Tel Aviv and signs a PEACE TREATY WITH ISRAEL. A "fatwa" is then issued to all Muslims world wide that there will be peace with Israel. And that is how you fix the PROBLEM. Until that happens, expect more chaos, more war, more death, more, more, more. If you can't understand this simple SOLUTION, then, by deduction, you are the PROBLEM. And that is how I see it, today, from the web, July 23rd, 2014.
I know in the future that I am not going to book an airline ticket on Malaysian Airlines. Another Malaysian Boeing 777 went down today on the Ukrainian/Russian border. All on board are dead. The mismanagement of the Ukrainian crisis by Russia, Europe, and the United States is going to put us all into a full blown war. Either you get it or you don't. Shooting down passenger airliners with surface to air missiles will certainly get your attention. It got mine. It appears that about half of the passengers were Dutch. I don't think I would like to be behind the doors in Amsterdam right now. When one of the strongest nations on Earth, the United States, can't keep it together...THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS! Having a leaderless nation is just plain crazy. Right now, President Obama is at a fund raiser kissing ass with some rich Democrats...instead of being in the White House Situation Room taking care of our country. PITIFUL! Come on Barak, I mean, Barry...put on some "man pants" at start leading instead of always getting your panties in a twist. Yep, that's how I see it, July 17th, 2014.
Iran won't like me after I write this, if they ever did. They won't admit that the USAF and the IDF used to train their soldiers, either. Oh well, fast forward to 2014. While Israel engages Hamas the real perpetrators of the war are left unharmed, Iran. Iran was the country that killed the U.S. Marines in Beirut, they were the ones that killed innocent civilians by blowing up the synagogue in Argentina. They were the ones behind the bombings in Afghanistan killing and wounding U.S. and NATO soldiers. They created and perfected the IED bombing device. They are the ones supplying rockets to Hamas and Hezbollah, today. The stupid part of this equation is they are allowed to go free and continue their war aspirations with impunity. This is not the fault of Iran, it is ours. The Western countries don't get it. They still harbor the Chamberlain belief system that you can negotiate with people that want you dead. You can't. We, the West, are being played, skillfully. B52s and cruise missiles need to send Iran a message, until then, we will keep paying a very dear price. That's how I see it, July 15th, 2014.
How broke are you? How broke is the United States? Let me give you a hint. Yesterday, CitiBank was fined over 7 Billion Dollars for the mortgage crisis they helped to create. What the news failed to report was that CitiBank was given over 3.5 trillion dollars by the FED. Opps. FYI, 7 Billion is a drop in the bucket to 3.5 Trillion! Here is some more information. Most Americans can not afford to pay their phone or cable bill. The average asset of an America checking account is just around $1,000.00 dollars. That's right, paycheck-to-paycheck...if they have a job. In the last 5 years, over 50 million Americans now depend on welfare checks to eat. Do the math. If you think you live in the land of splendor, please go downtown and check the local crime statistics. I just found out that Detroit our murdered Chicago last year. Wow! Yeah! The land of plenty. If the country fails to recognize the path it is taking we will end up like the Middle East. The Drug Cartels will start shooting rockets at us from the south side of Chicago while the drones fly overhead. Yea Ha, what a ride. That's how I see it today, July 15th, 2014.
In the last 24 hours rockets from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Gaza landed in Israel. You know what that means. All the rhetoric in the world will not bring a temporary end to this conflict. Since the Arab Spring began, we have seen a total collapse of several regimes throughout the Middle East. Chaos. Islamic-Muslim societies are dying before your eyes. It will only get worse. Decades of hatred perpetuated by the misplaced belief that Mohammed wants you to kill everybody is not sustainable. Democracy under Sharia law is an oxymoron. Or, just maybe, moronistic. I have been to Israel twice. I love Israel. I love what the nation stands for. It is like the United States back in the 1770s. No amount of wishing will "will" it away. The intractable position of the Arab/Muslim empire to kill all the Jews, will, ultimately, become the downfall of their societies. As I said, hatred is not sustainable. For those of my readers who agree with me, donate to Israel to help them get through this transition. Go visit. Spend money. And always remember this, it is much safer in Israel than it is in Chicago! That's how I see it today, from my hidden computer on the Net, July 14th, 2014.
This is our future, a world on fire. The phenomenon of "nationalism" is slowly, but surely, taking humanity down. Everybody wants their own country. With that comes your own government, your own ideas, and of course, your own Army. Sooner or later, the wars come. Death to your neighbor. His religion is different, he speaks a different language, and he looks funny. Too bad. Were taking over. Take that! I personally can't wait for the day when the Ayatollahs get the nuke. The United Nations will scream foul and try to keep everybody from killing each other. All of their failures that set precedence will come into play...Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, Uganda, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, and now...Iran. As before, they will be completely helpless, mainly, because every nation on the planet understands that they are a joke. A toothless tiger trying to gum their way forward. Disgusting.
Someday, maybe, the people will awake to their collective stupidity and end all this bullshit. Until then, we are all in for a long unpleasant ride. Unfortunately, that is how I see it today, from a mindless computer hidden on the NET, July 11th, 2014.
O.K., I admit it. I don't like these guys. Have you ever asked yourself whether you do? Don't forget about the 19 Saudis who brought us 911. Of course, they were clean shaven, wearing stolen pilot uniforms, and had the tacit approval of the Saudi government to take down America. How do we know this? American and United Airlines were both shorted on the stock market the day before the attack by Saudi financiers. They did return the money, later, albeit, under protest. (read-we will invade them if they didn't.) Another fact of note...Have you ever noticed that the so called "moderate Muslims" never, never come forth and protest anything against their radical brethren. Have you ever, ever asked yourself, why? It is because, deep down, they support them. That's right. In actuality, there is no difference between a radical and a moderate Muslim. If there were, they would act differently. If I am wrong, PROVE IT TO ME AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. How? By speaking out against them! So far, you haven't convinced me. Until then, you are just Curly, Moe, and Larry. That's how I see it, today, July 10th, 2014.
I am the first person to tell you I am not a marijuana advocate. It simply is not good for you. With that in mind, a friend of mine who is also against drugs pointed out one very important fact. Remember all those wanna-be drug dealers selling pot? In Colorado and Washington where the recreational pot laws are in affect, all those illegal drug pushers are now out of business. Joe Smoe can now go down the street and buy his pot, legally. I have to admit, this is good news. Less drug dealers. They will either have to go out and get a job or raise the stakes. Yes, they could move on and try to sell cocaine or heroin, but the penalties are much higher. Only time will tell if this new social experiment will work or not. I can tell you this though. My friend ate an "edible" the other day and he said it really F____ him up! Go figure! As for me, I will stick with the micro-brewery! That's how I see it, July 10th, 2014.
"The purpose of my writing is twofold. First, to get things out of my head. Second, to show it to you."
Daniel D Scroggin
A freelance writer, flight instructor, and world traveler. Sharing his ideas, opinions, and adventures for your consumption.