Germany’s Military – A US Welfare Program

Germany is drawing more and more Communist lines as it vilifies Trump over his refusal to pay for and/or support: the Liberal Order, Climate Change, BREXIT and a common stance on Russia.   DW.com cites, US “eminent” political scientist, G John Ikenberry, as stating that this is not just neglect, but sabotage, and a hostile revisionist power play. WOW!   No mincing words…

First, Ikenberry is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a known voice of activism and hate speech. Working on ‘several projects for the Council on Foreign Relations, Ikenberry is a well known proponent of World Order, global domination, and the squeezing out of any country who is not on board with this regime, aka Russia. To consider him ‘eminent’ is rather arrogant and pompous to say the least.

The true angst within the EU and Germany is the fact that the US under Trump will henceforth no longer prop up their economies with US taxpayer funds. Including, defense.

Germany’s defense budget accounts for about 2.5% of the total world budget, 1.2% of it’s GDP, and 6.7% of what the US spends NOT including NATO.   As a percent of GDP, Germany would need to triple it’s spending to equal that of the US – topping roughly $120 billion.   The EU is squeezing Germany for more money as a result of BREXIT, and if the US let’s NATO go by the wayside, Germany and France will be left holding an empty bag of trick-or-treats.

Climate Change? 

The Paris Agreement is about two things 1) money, and 2) pinky swear goals.   Trump pulling out of the money part will have absolutely no effect on the climate change outcome given the money is slated for countries whose economies have no impact on climate change whatsoever. It’s a Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.   As Trump refuses to fund the scheme, US businesses vow to reduce emissions… Isn’t that the goal?   Or is the true goal to create another waste committee to spend billions on infrastructure so as to take over small country’s resources in ‘land grabs’?  Because that’s what the Climate Change money is slated for!

According to National Geographic, 1400 businesses, 20 states and 110 US cities have pledged to reduce emissions. Given that the Paris Agreement is all about ‘pledges’, it would appear that the US is doing it’s part without giving billions to a ‘committee’.

Basically, Germany and other co-dependent countries are whining because they have been given a free ride for so long and haven’t the wherewithal to actually provide for themselves as independent. They have been ‘welfare’ countries for so long that being weaned is making them angry as they cry for entitlement.

Sound familiar? It should, because that is ‘Socialist Communism’.

In addition to NATO, 25 member states of the EU formed PESCO in 2017.   PESCO is a joint effort to create a European military outside of the US welfare budget. Countries have already begun complaining that these funds will stress their other welfare programs and tax government spending.   While a formal budget has yet to even be declared, a goal of 2% has been defined.   But it isn’t just spending – it is about the size of the military itself.

Germany has a land force of just over 60,000 personnel.   Conscription may become a compulsory future for German males, or they may require conscription in order for immigrants to obtain citizenship…   France’s military is considerably larger with a manpower of over 365,000. Sweden has an active personnel log of 22,500, The Netherlands is roughly 59,000 and Norway boasts about 23,000 active.

As a comparison, the US has an active duty personnel of roughly 1.3 million.

Germany’s equipment is in worse disrepair. The Ninth Tank Brigade, which is scheduled to take over NATO’s Very High Readiness Task Force in 2019, has exactly 9 tanks and 3 armoured personal carriers.   It is an embarrassment for Germany and a complete failure of Merkel to compose a ready military.

Germany’s notion that the US is “ambivalent” because Trump is refusing to support the EU while they continue to vilify, demean, and reap the benefits of US taxpayer dollars, is incredibly morally, ethically, insanely hypocritical at best. The real problem is the fact that despite decades of US demands that the EU ramp up their military, they shrugged. There were no consequences, and now they are facing a Trump who is refusing to bow to their grumbling querulous snipes.

Netanyahu: Fighting The Fall of Israel

An organized, prolific attack against Netanyahu has been mounted by Soros Open Society Foundation through such groups as; Adalah, a human rights organization defending the rights of Palestinian Arabs, The Movement for Quality Government in Israel (funded by MEPI a US State Department program), Yesh Din (an organization that attacks law enforcement suspected of harming Palestinians), and The New Israel Fund (a NY nonprofit organization dedicated to ‘democratic change in Israel).

Changing Israel from within is a progressive cause with roots in the US among younger influential money wielders. But there is an obstacle – Netanyahu, a right thinking conservative who refuses to break apart Israel into a two state region.

According to RT.com, a Reshet poll was recently conducted in which 49% of Israeli’s believe the account of the Israeli police that Netanyahu did accept bribes.   Reshet is 51% owned by the Ofer family, Sammy Ofer, one of the brothers, is a devout Liberal, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a backer of the Labour Party.

Is the Poll significant? Is it even real?

The Open Society and the US State Department are not the only funding sources behind this attack against Netanyahu, other sources include the governments of Norway, Netherlands, Germany, and the UK, as well as foundations such as Oxfam and NDC.

The NDC Foundation, (NATO Defense College Foundation), Senior Advisory Board lists ambassadors from Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Egyptian Council for Foreign relations, VP of Lockheed Martin, The Global Policy Institute, and more.

This would indicate that all these Middle Eastern countries and European countries are working in conjunction with NATO, the US State Department, and the Soros Open Society Foundation to ‘reinvent’ Israel as a Palestinian aligned, Arab aligned, nation… by working to impeach Netanyahu and impose a new Progressive Democratically aligned Prime Minister.

It would appear that there are two opposing governments operating within the same government state for the US and the EU. Rogue and unfettered, one operates from the shadow podium whereby a World agenda is systematically interred. The other – is fading. While there remain a few good men, men who fight honorably, their battle needs new alliances because the mainframe of the EU has Fallen and Israel is under attack.

Over the last ten months an all out attack to discredit Netanyahu has been levied in the form of fraud and bribery charges in which he is said to have gained about $280,000 in various gifts.   The gifts mentioned include cigars and champagne… In addition, there are unfounded claims that Netanyahu intervened in awarding a military contract for submarines to German contractor, ThyssenKrupp.   The allegations are not just against Netanyahu, but are aimed at his highest level politicians and military leaders.

Thus the purge would be quite ‘thorough’.

If a Palestine state was created within the bounds of Israel, it is not only land that would be forfeited, but water rights, gas rights, and food resources as well.   Israel could plunge into an economic death spiral as more Arabs moved into Palestine and consumed the scarce resources.   In addition, the birth rate of Palestinians is far greater than that of Israeli Jews (Palestinian: 31.9 per 1000; Israeli: 2.5.3 per 1000) and within a short time frame, the population disparity could lead to a complete existential crisis.

The EU already faces such a crisis and will soon reap what it has sown as it merges with the Middle East to become a block of the Middle Eastern nations.

The world according to Soros was outlined in the Ayn Rand book, Atlas Shrugged, in which a dystopian society based on Marxism and Socialism takes control. Invading the EU, immigrants have changed the rule of law, imposed chaos, and devastated entire countries in a wake of destruction.   Sweden is rocked in no-go zones that the government censors from media publication because it might make them ‘look bad’.   Rape, stabbings, child brides, assaults have all risen exponentially while firefighters require police protection in these no-go zones.   Grenades are the new weapon of choice as there is a plentiful supply and often for free when accompanied by the illegal purchase of firearms from other EU and ME countries.

The media is required to stifle this information by – the respective governments.

As Israel’s EU alliances disappear, new alliances will form. China?   Soros has made it clear that China is a part of The New World Order… apparently, China feels it is the New World Order – Soros has both played and demonized China with fanatical losses. He has sought the economic destruction of Russia – and lost.   Thus the powerhouses that could bring down the Soros cabal and the shadow governments within would be the countries that Soros can not break – China and Russia.

The mainframe EU has fallen.   Trump is squarely facing the demons, but he needs alliances. Powerhouses.

Defense Contractors Fund “Charities” that Propagate War

The Forces behind the Forces includes the heavy weights who prop up, support, and fund an endless anti-Russia campaign.   Coincidentally, it would appear a few of the notables also profit from a war agenda and military destabilization; Raytheon, General Dynamics, DynCorp, Lockheed Martin, Saab, NATO, BAE Systems, Department of State, and George Soros. Conflict of interest? You BET!

Defense contractors funding organizations that promote the idea that a particular country is an ‘axis of evil’ seems a propaganda tool at best, and a conspiracy at worst.   Given these Defense contractors garner most of the revenue from government contracts, stoking tensions, possible wars, is in their best interest.

After WWII when defense spending climbed to it’s peak of 40% of GDP, a steady decline languished spending to a low of 3% of GDP until 2001 and the War on Terror was introduced. There were a few surges, Korean War, War on Iraq, the Cold War and of course, Vietnam.

Are the incursions we create simply props for these defense contractors to remain profitable?

The war on Russia seems to have taken a shift with the advent of newly formed lobbyist organizations whose sole purpose, it would seem, is to stoke a fire from ebbing embers. A number of these so-called “Charities” receive funding from governments…  It would seem the definition of a Charity has been morphed considerably!     The most dominant of these organizations include: The Atlantic Council, German Marshall Fund of the US, The Center For European Policy Analysis, and The Institute For The Study of War,

The Institute For The Study of War gained a rather notably shameful reputation when it was revealed that their expert on Syria, Elizabeth O’Bagy, was a fraud.   O’Bagy was an adamant proponent of bombing the regime while failing to reveal that she was part of a pro-Syrian rebel lobbying group. In addition, she lied about having obtained her PhD. McCain immediately hired her as a part of his staff upon her disgrace and firing.

Headed by Dr. Kagan, the bio’s of its analysts would indicate that they have an instrumental role in making final determinations regarding US strategy in the Middle East, specifically Syria, Iran and Iraq, as well as Russia, and Ukraine.   These senior analysts provide plans and exercises for the US military in implementing defeat.

The US takeover of Damascus has been a recent focus.

The German Marshall Fund is most notably – not German, but another DC ‘think-tank’ whose function would be to promote global inclusion and a liberal democracy wherein immigrants from the world over are embraced.   It also would appear to support globalization, and a rule of law and ‘authority’ promulgated by experts who make the military and government decisions – for them. With revenue over $28 million and assets over $200 million, their wealth accumulation is noteworthy…

The GMF undertakes round table discussions, some of which are considered by ‘invitation only’ and Chatham House Rules. Taking placer in London, strict rules are instituted which allow for open discussions that are completely and entirely forbidden from media or any other person that might compromise the secrecy.   In the past, this system has breeched economic ethics and order through market manipulation.

Currently, the relationship between Turkey and Russia are forefront topics.

The Center For European Research is headed by Daniel Gros, a German who co-authored the study for the design of the EU. He writes commentaries for Project Syndicate whose other authors include Bill Gates and George Soros and whose funding is derived from the Open Society Foundation, Die Zeit, a German publication utilizing the MacMillan name in the US, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

And finally, The Atlantic Council.   Initially formed to align European policy with US policy following WWII – a form of globalization.   By far the most powerful of all the aforementioned groups, they are intertwined in governments and militaries across the globe, receiving over $23 million in revenue nearly half of which is spent on ‘compensation’.   Their current CEO is Frederick Kempe, a journalist, and the Chairman of the Board is Jon Huntsman a Republican who has worked in the Obama administration and is now Ambassador to Russia under Trump.

The power that these organizations wield over our economic and political policies here in the US and across every region of the world, is enormous and can not be over-stated. But more importantly is who they represent, because it has nothing to do with The People and everything to do with maintaining discord.

CIA – A Rogue British StepChild

The rhetoric coming out of defunct CIA Directors in slamming the release of the Nunes memo is that the ‘release’ has undermined the trust and respect and dependence that American citizens had for the CIA.   The shadow government is being cast into the light, the cloak of darkness shaken, and what is exposed is a rogue agency that was created, run, and operated to enhance One agenda only – A World Order wherein we are all virtual slaves to their Protocol of Truth.  

The precursor to the CIA was the OSS, Office of Strategic Services, created as the stepchild of British Intelligence during WWII, as requested by FDR and William Stephenson, a senior British intelligence officer. The unit was created, coordinated and informed from intelligence garnered from the British Secret Service – M16 and SOE. That would mean that the OSS, for all intents and purposes, was simply an extension of the British spy agency operating as a stepchild utilizing US taxpayer funding.

While the OSS is said to have come under the auspices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in WWII, FDR and Churchill created a Combined unit, the CCS, which was installed as the “Supreme Military Body” and tasked with strategic direction of the “British Empire”.   Therefore, all ultimate decisions came from Britain, including the initial alliance “with the Nazi’s”.

After WWII, the government had no definable reason to continue the OSS given it was sold to the US citizens as a wartime machinization.   The shadow government comprised of oil and banking icons, and by default Truman, felt that a unified post-war system should be introduced and thus formed the UN, NATO, National Security Council and the CIA.  Utilizing the media, which was predominantly then owned by the banking cartel, Truman sold his new organizations to the American people by creating an ‘evil’, the USSR.   Despite the fact that the USSR was an ally in WWII, suffered heinous losses, casualties and internal destruction, this flip-flop of alliance was necessary in order to fulfill the agenda.

The cabal’s wealth had grown exponentially during WWI and WWII, the Rockefeller’s, Chase, the Morgans, the Rothschild’s had all benefited quite nicely during their propaganda war efforts, but now it was necessary to combine that wealth so as to create the ultimate object – World Power.

Utilizing the CIA was their largest weapon.  

The CIA was created for one purpose – to operate as the covert military arm of the cabal.

Over the next 7 decades the CIA conducted coups and attempted coups in; Italy, Guatemala, Iran, Vietnam, Hungary, Laos, Haiti, Cuba, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Congo, Brazil, Indonesia, Greece, Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Australia, Angola, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Iraq, Yemen, Ukraine, and the Soviet Union.

Propaganda Operations were utilized to establish fake opinions including; MK Ultra, Operation Mockingbird, Operation Paperclip, Operation Phoenix, and Operation CHAOS, amidst many more unnamed to date.

While the CIA worked outside of the public eye, while the media continued to parlay a popularity ring, the corruption within was virtually either forgotten or blindly accepted. Kennedy has been charged with claiming he wanted to shred the CIA.   And x-agents have attempted to expose the corruption numerous times, only to be met with death threats, lawsuits and extradition.   This is the organization that Brennan, Comey, Clapper and Mueller condone as a respected part of the US government.

The notion that Truth undermines respect is basically saying that as long as US citizens believe in a fake ideal it is a worthy confidence.   And this fake confidence should not be disrupted with Truth…

The last Budget information available dates from 2013, wherein the CIA garnered over $15 billion in taxpayer funds.   M-16 takes in over $3 billion.   There are 16 additional spy organizations funded in the US government budget. And while the Empire may no longer be referred to as the British Empire or the US Empire, an Empire is being built – it just isn’t by or for who we might be led to believe.

Las Vegas Shooter: Mind Control?

Remote Control of Human Brains. Over ten years ago a team at Stanford University announced that they had perfected the art of brain control in mice through optogenetics whereby the firing of a pattern of neurons is controlled by light. Over the years, the research evolved, becoming more finely tuned and perfected.  Today, that behavioral control is harnessed via magnetic waves. Controlling not just the movements, but the behavior of a person as well.  Scientists have publically claimed they can utilize this technique on rats, mice, pidgeons, beetles, cockroaches and the sharkfish.

What they haven’t announced is whether they have been conducting research on humans. It’s a fair guess, they have.

Elon Musk has stated that this advancement has the potential to create a new race of humans who are not controlled and deviated by emotions.  However, if in fact emotions can be harnessed and manipulated to sway aggressive behavior, then they can also be swayed to perform aggressively.   As in assassinations and terrorism.

Of course, utilizing remote mind control for good, is only so ‘good’ as the person at the controls. The power to manipulate human behavior will elevate that controller to feeling like God, which can never have positive consequences.  And while robotics and artificial intelligence have been the science mania of late, remote manipulation and control of a human whether through hypnosis or through implants, the potential for this to be utilized for harm is quite real.

Given the military has a tendency to only divulge information that it deems necessary, it is a fair estimate to venture that human trials have occurred.

January 2017, Esteban Santiago shot 13 people, killing 5 at the Fort Lauderdale airport. He claimed his mind was being controlled by the CIA forcing him to join ISIS. Today we are witness to the carnage in Las Vegas in which an otherwise ‘ordinary guy’ according to his brother, with an arsenal befitting a commando unit, opened fire on concert goers killing 58 and wounding over 500.   According to Reuters, the gunman, a benign apartment manager with no previous record, converted to Islam and conducted the massacre.

While the background on this incident is still be investigated and the only evidence of his connection to ISIS is based on their website, Amaq, it bears a striking resemblance to the Santiago case.

There have been a number of other shooters making this claim, and while the possibility exists that they are using conspiracy models to justify their behavior, the history of mind manipulation within the military dates back to the 1950’s. The notion that they would simply give it up when a human assassin can be manufactured from any person is about as logical as the notion that the military simply ‘gave up’ on weather modification shutting down the Alaska facility.

We would be quite naive to believe this is ordinary.

The problem is disseminating between the psychological unfit, and the possible realities.   The unfit tend to make the realities less believable.

As in many scientific breakthroughs, there are potential positive uses for controlling brain functions. Such applications include utilizing TMS, transcranial magnetic stimulation, to increase activity in the brain so as to reduce depression. Or even reduce activity so as to diminish the symptoms of Parkinson’s.  These beneficial utilizations give credence to very ugly ethical and moral complexities.

In 2013, students at the University of Washington used focused ultrasound, FUS, to trigger motor cortex responses. Today, the FUS is used to treat various cancer tumors as well as essential tremor. And at Brown University, they created the first wireless implanted brain-computer interface.

Whether or not brain control is and has been manipulated to create terrorism is a valid consideration given that knowledge leads to power and absolute power corrupts.  Is DIA really the equivalent of the alleged Berkshire UK facility as stated by James Casbolt?  Does this evil cabal exist?  Conspiracies have become the fodder of hackers, but when Operation Mockingbird was first revealed, it was previously a – conspiracy.   

North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb

A hydrogen bomb detonation – a few are talking about what affects such a blast would have on sea life, and the ever debated ‘Climate Change’.  Testing a bomb to make sure it works and in the process altering our entire planet for decades to come is a function of Ego and Pride. Hundreds of thousands of fish/marine life will die. Porpoises, dolphins, whales, and food fish will be altered by radioactive fallout. Their gene structures will be damaged. The temperature of the ocean will rise. The ozone layer will be diminished. Particles will be dispersed in the air and deposited on land detrimentally affecting animal and human life. Plant life could be harmed. 

And yet, the only thing the media seems able to dispense is the fact that the actions of this narcissistic, insane man – are all Trump’s fault. As though his deep insanity didn’t exist until just recently. As though North Korea has never been a threat. As though North Korea used to be a nice liberal communist country until Trump was elected. Worshiping the same kind of communism that our Liberals embrace for America, somehow this topsy-turvy world has literally lost its mind.

And while Merkel and Macron tell Trump to ‘fix it’, Russia, the dreaded evil Russia, is actually doing something.

The Director General of North Korea’s ministry is currently in Moscow negotiating a peaceful resolution. In actuality, no country wants a North Korean war, or to be subjected to the after effects of a hydrogen bomb. But no one seems to have the guts to attempt a resolution, they all just point fingers – ‘you fix it’.

Apparently, the only request that North Korea has placed on the table has been systematically rejected by the US – “Pyongyang would suspend its nuclear and ballistic missile tests in exchange for a halt in joint US-South Korean military exercises.”

Seems reasonable to me!  I could live with that.  And so could the hundreds of thousands of marine ecosystems.  There is no request that the US stop it’s own testing, it’s nuclear activity, or even exit South Korea, they simply want us to stop exercises with South Korea. In exchange the worst World War in history would be shelved.

But Ego and Pride are at stake.

Ego fuels the Israeli-Palestinian war without ever coming to a resolution. Ego fuels the racist war against ‘whites’. Ego and Pride could very well be our culmination. Are we really considering a World War because of our Pride?

In that light, I found the following quote:  “In A War of Ego, The Loser Always Wins…”

When ego rules an individual, the person is inclined to act only for self instead of for the community, or group he represents. We are all guilty. But a responsibility exists when an action is so catastrophic as War. John Lennon famously justified his Ego as a function of elevating his – self.

“It is easy to tell the toiler

How best he can carry his pack

But no one can rate a burden’s weight

Until it has been on his back”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Pride is an interesting topic because our schools and our society define it as something good, something children need to embrace, something that empowers. Black Pride, Black Lives Matter, demands the death of ‘White Pride”. It is rooted in hypocrisy. In fact, pride is the root of destruction, wars, chaos, selfishness, and The Fall.

“The tyrant is a child of Pride

Who drinks from his sickening cup

Recklessness and vanity,

Until from his high crest headlong

He plummets to the dust of hope.”

― Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

Personally, I’m not willing to pridefully agree to World War III and the wasteful desolation of Earth and all its inhabitants.

Middle East Implosion: Nero Watched While Rome Burned.

“Nero watched while Rome was burning…” 

While the media in the US, football players, Hollywooders, and a few ‘liberals’ are busily discussing ‘taking a knee’, the world is still turning, and Syria is no exception.

The government of Syria, which is still under the auspices of Assad, is making fervent ground in taking back their country from rebels, ISIS, al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia, and others who sought it’s destitution. Not one to miss an opportunity, China has been sending envoys and assistance in the efforts with their ambassador recently stating, “the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria must be respected and protected.” Sounds like Trump’s UN speech.

The Chinese Ambassador also reiterated China’s strong desire to participate in the reconstruction efforts… But they aren’t alone, Brazil has also made known their desire to help rebuild with construction of pre-fab units. Iran has offered to help, India wants a piece, and South Africa has stepped up to the plate. In fact 164 companies have clamored to the rebuild Syria money machine.

Ba-BING!

With an estimated price tag of well over $180 billion, it would not be a small contract to sign on the dotted line. While the actual cost of this war is roughly $1.5 trillion, and decades to come, instead of wasting bombs and artillery, China is thinking roads, infrastructure, steel, concrete, buildings, hospitals, schools, etc… and dollar signs.

The international forces that appear most prevalent in the ongoing war are the Iraqi’s and the Russian’s, but with a referendum being held today in Iraq that proposes to divide and partition the country into two states, the northern portion to the Kurds, the fight against ISIS could come to a grinding stop.

If the fight against ISIS is disrupted, the rebuild obviously would be too. Given the animosity the Syrian government has for the US, it is fair to say we would not be allowed into the bidding process to rebuild. Alliances will rein.

It will also require the return of millions of refugees needed to participate and reclaim their homeland. There are currently between 5 and 6.5 million Syrian refugees around the globe with the largest concentrations in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Lebanon is already calling for refugees to go home despite the fact that home is a destitute piece of ruble.

Although losing ground, ISIS and al Nusra, who are labeled Wahhabi or Salafi adherents of Islam, believe that anyone, including Muslims, that do not adhere to their Salafi faction are to be eliminated.

Several months ago, Qatar entered the equation when Saudi Arabia accused them of supporting ISIS and al Qaeda. As a result, Saudi Arabia severed economic ties and cut off specific shipping routes as a gesture of punishment. Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE banded with the Sauds. However, the mud gets a bit thicker…

Most of Qatari’s identify as Wahhabi, the most conservative and fundamentally strident faction of Islam. Qatar houses the largest US base in the Middle East. Built in 1996 by Qatar, the US set up operations at the base – September 2001, after 9-11.   Housing significant equipment and command presence for military maneuvers in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, the base then becomes the center of an interesting axiom; sleeping with the enemy.

Of course this all begs the question – who is the enemy?

Reading news from the early 2000’s one might find that the Saudi’s were considered the center of Wahhabism, and this particular faction was considered the most extreme, most violent, and most likely al Qaeda affiliated.   And yet, the US, the UK and France all have a largess presence in Qatar, a centrist country for Wahhabism.

ALL of the suicide pilots for 9-11 were Wahhabi. So what we have is the US using Wahhabi Qatar as a base to dismantle the Wahhabi al- Qaeda in Afghanistan. Except – Afghanistan is actually predominantly – Sunni, as is Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE, the same countries that are now in an economic embargo of – Qatar.

So why would the Saudi’s point a Wahhabi finger at Qatar, when they have been considered the root country of Wahhabi ideologies?

Two ideas:   1.   Someone has to take the blame, and if in fact al Qaeda and ISIS are on their last leg, the Sauds might be pretty determined not to go down with them.   Casting blame, creating a scapegoat, could be their only escape from potential sanctions and internal ‘restructuring’.   2.   The Muslim Brotherhood is a core organization in Qatar, and a terrorist organization according to the Sauds. The Saudi’s believe that the Muslim Brotherhood could threaten their monarchial rule and potentially topple the regime.  By Qatar embracing the Muslim Brotherhood, they align with an organization that could take out the Royal Saudi’s monarchial rule.

It also bears mention that Qatar was one of the recipients of $11 billion in weapons during Hillary’s tenure at the State Department, despite having only a $1.9 billion budget and a mere 32,000 total active military personnel. In addition, Obama sold Qatar another $4 billion in F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets in 2016, and Trump just pledged an additional $21 billion which is purportedly to be used to fight ‘extremism’.

That means that on a $1.9 billion annual budget, the most extremist violent Islamic faction, Wahhabi Qatari’s, in alliance with The Muslim Brotherhood, have purchased or budgeted to purchase $36 billion in weapons and fighter jets from the US since 2014.   So why would the US woo Qatar? Because, if they are pushed out of the Saudi block, their alliance could easily shift to Iran, which would put the US in somewhat of a ‘pickle’.

Or, is that the strategy? If the US weaponizes both sides in the Middle East, then instills ripples of factioning, could Muslims ultimately completely annihilate each other, each believing they are the one and only – true Muslim?

And is that internal divisiveness, the exact same division we are witnessing in the US citing racism, sexism, nationalism, and anarchy?

Imploding from within…  

Refugees vs Veterans: A Cost Analysis

Over 4 million veterans are on disability… They are eligible to receive ‘as much as’ $3000 per month for their disability and medical care – max $36,000 per year. Every year more than 8,000 veterans commit suicide.   They are injured, they are traumatized, and they are left to die in waiting rooms at VA Hospitals that are rife with corruption.

The average cost per household of Middle Eastern refugees is about $258,000 over five years, or $51,600 per year. More than 95% of refugees are on welfare receiving free housing, medical care, food, and a stipend after that five year period.  

Even more absurd. It costs the US 12 times in $$$$ what it would cost to provide the exact same services for the refugee were they to resettle in another Middle Eastern country. That means the cost could be reduced to $4300 per year for a household if we simply let them stay where they speak the same language, have the same customs, share in the same morality, ethics and belief system.

This ludicrous solution that we support is so far removed from logic and reality, no one wants to actually analyze the facts and figures.

A conservative estimate states that the US spends about $1 billion per year on refugees. If we continued to provide for all those refugees, albeit in their own region, we would save about $920million ‘per year’ which could be diverted to our Veterans and no one would notice. Except our veterans…of course.

What these numbers do not reflect are the subjective costs. For example, veterans would not be denied jobs that were allocated to refugees. Veterans would not be so reliant on disability if they could have a worthwhile job that was re-allocated to refugees. Crime costs to society.   Education costs?  The dollar savings amass!

And yet, and still, the press and the media continue to harp about the ‘poor refugees’ and the ‘bad veterans’.   Why?

Because the media has an alternate objective. A refugee portrayed as a victim of our military is more entertainment than a veteran who has given his very life and being. It’s like a shell game.   Find the truth under the shell… but not before we take all your money…

They prey on the innocence of youth. They prey on falsification of facts. They prey on the subversion of facts. And they have an outlet that can reach millions – with partial truths, half truths and even out-right lies.

Hollywood dives for these games because that’s what Hollywood does! They act for money! They pretend. They are driven by one and only one God – Money. And the only reason people buy it is because the actors have become that much more adept – at their craft – pretending!   For $$$$$.

The stage, the play, the act, wasn’t always quite so subversive. While their heritage is “The Court Jester”, a step above the poison testers and a step below the prostitutes, today they seem to have created an elitist persona for themselves elevating their prowess to realms of godlike proportions.

Personally, I still see the Court Jester and marvel how so many Hollywooders are self imposed experts in such industries that would normally require PhD status and decades of experience.   They provide ‘expert testimony’ for such scientific theories that are normally relegated to ‘scientists’, and have opinions about everything that apparently earn them prime time news coverage, prime placement in the media, and commentary sections that utilize their ‘expertise’ to defend an intellectual theory… even if their claim to education fame is a GED High School Diploma!

Sadly, to me, they still remain, The Court Jester.

What’s even more disconcerting is that these people – know they have no education – know they have no expertise – know they have no knowledge or wisdom – and still find great victory in – pretending…

 

 

Memorial Day Heroes; Veterans

It is interesting to look up the definition of “Hero”.   Classical definitions include ‘someone of extraordinary courage and strength’, or ‘a defender or protector’. It was used to hail knights and soldiers for the valiant courage in times of war. And then it changed.

Soldiers became sullied with the advent of the 1960’s. They were vilified and attacked. We need a hero, but with the classic military soldier now seen as a villain, there was no replacement. And within that void, more and more cartoon, fantasy heroes came to be created by Hollywood, Superman, Spiderman, Batman, etc… These ‘characters’ became our heroes as we desperately sought a demigod.

We put our faith in a comic book.

And our true heroes, our veterans who sacrificed everything, were shunned.

My father was a part of the Nevada Nuclear tests during the 1950’s in which officers were ordered to stand at attention as the bombs were detonated, washing them in massive amounts of radiation. Enlisted soldiers were told to take cover in the trenches.

Years later, all these officers found that their systems had been irreversibly damaged with various forms of cancer. They all died. My dad included. My father was career. He held to the loyalty of the military and honorably upheld the moral and ethical belief that he had participated in something that was beyond ‘self’.   He sacrificed his very life for the benefit of all Americans signing on for all the associated risks – which included WWII. He believed that it was his duty, and the ramifications were a part of the calling.

While his politics changed during retirement, his loyalty never budged a smidgeon.

I believe with all my heart that we have a duty, a responsibility, an ethic, and a heartfelt requirement, to take care of every single military veteran in every way we possibly can. But it seems that the true understanding of their sacrifice has somehow been obliterated. We honor super heroes that are a fantasy and demonize flesh and blood war heroes.

When my Green Beret brother returned from his third tour of duty in Vietnam he was pelted with tomatoes as he disembarked the plane. The attitude of the 1960’s and 1970’s, our very own generation, lives on today. Now, Hollywood provides us our heroes and too easily we get caught in their web.

I share the belief of peace. I share the belief of tolerance… albeit within logic. But I believe our media has helped to portray our soldiers, our military, for their failures, instead of their honor and accomplishments.

As with the woman at the well, ‘who can throw the first stone’?   Are we not all guilty of heinous grievous hurts?   So how can we absolve ourselves and not absolve others? Truly, there exist degrees.  Meaning the concept of equal responsibility in hurts and guilts just isn’t reality. Sometimes it is quite lopsided.

In that light, whether you agree with the various wars that our veterans have fought is not important, what is important is recognizing that their heart, their conscience, and their ideal, was directed at a much larger picture; protecting you and you and you. And in that, they were willing to die for – you…!  Not on a movie screen, but on a battlefield, desperate, in agony, leaving behind their family, and their life.

This fundamental ethic applies not just to our military acceptance, but to our lives in every aspect that we pursue each and every day.   My brother, who was pelted by his compatriots, is now spending his retirement years helping Christian women who are being wrongfully divorced and/or demonized by their soon to be – ex-husbands.

He continues unabated to do what is right, what is noble, what will bring help to those in desperate need.

My brother deals with the hypocrisy of hearts daily.  But his house is built on rock, and the grass that holds the water of life is rooted in deep rich soil.  Without that rich soil, the shoots and blades of grass haven’t the ability to absorb the nutrients and water, and instead the essence of life pools on the surface never penetrating, never being.  The grass wilts, and dies no matter how much water is continually added.

Talking the good talk is worthy only if one walks the good walk too. God knows this, and thus asked of those judging the woman at the well, who among you are without sin?

This Memorial Day, I honor the talk and walk of my father who gave his life, and my brother who offered his life, and all those I have known throughout my life as an Army brat. Lastly, I would add, the son of my friend Brian who recently sacrificed his life as he fought for ours in the war against ISIS.  He gave everything he had – for us and should be hailed a hero.

TO THE REAL LIFE HERO’S – EACH ONE! WE LOVE YOU!

Thank You So Much For Giving Everything – For the sins of us…

A Military Honor

A few years ago I had the privilege of being invited by my very good friend to a spa event for insurance attorneys. I was quite excited, looking forward to a long weekend of foo-foo pampering, all being paid for by my sweetest of sweet friend!

One evening at a dinner, the conversation somehow riveted to politics. And I quickly learned I was the lone conservative among a thriving ambush of Liberal attorneys. Their voices rising exponentially, their fingers pointing, they stood over the table and literally screamed at me because my views were contrary to theirs.

Despite the fact that it was fifteen against one – they felt threatened enough to make it clear that they were hyena’s and I was a squirrel.

Actually, I left the table in tears and attempted to find a flight out of this ‘paradise’ as quickly as possible. To no avail.

I would say it was my very first experience being attacked by what I would call ‘ a coven of witches’. I was amazed that while advocating for tolerance and goodness and sweet kindness towards all, that they would convene in such a vicious way against me simply because – I disagreed.

The experience obviously remained with me because of its intensity. But worse, my good friend who had invited me, remained a mute fixture, and refused to defend me or come to my rescue, leaving me devastated. When I left the room at a run and immediately got on the telephone trying to find a means of escape, she didn’t come to me, console me, and give me a supportive arm, instead she chose to remain with her colleagues, afraid and embarrassed that she was associated with the – enemy.  And thus, she aligned her priorities.

Years later, I slowly, came to realize exactly the extent to which our friendship was so very superficial. Why did it take years? Because I have a slew of friends all embracing different ideals, but I did believe that friendship was a core value. And unfortunately, I was proven otherwise.

To blame this disparity on Trump is so false. Why? This instance occurred during the Obama administration.

To be sacre-religious, at that point Trump was only a twinkle in God’s eye.

Since then, naively, and with much ‘stupidity’, I slowly came to realize that my friendship was built on a foundation of sand, and however hard it was to recognize, it needed to be – accepted and I need to – let go.  So hard.  We had known each other for decades.  Since junior high.  And yet, there was so very little – else – in common.

I think the point is the fact that this chaos is most certainly NOT a newly created agenda, it has been in the making for decades if not more. I was talking with another friend about the focus of the hiring in the work force and how that age preference is between 28 and say 36. Her immediate response was ‘no’ because look at the lazy millenialls.

In fact, the ‘lazy millenials have been a source of discussion since 500BC when Plato lamented at the immoral, unethical, youth generation who talked back to their parents and had no respect…

In other words, this is a complaint of each and every generation for thousands of years. What make each successive generation different, what makes the Liberals strike out at the solitary figure amongst fifteen? Degrees.  Anarchy.

The sexual revolution is measured in ‘degrees’. Today, a woman enters the this or that festival wearing a sheer drape. Or nothing. It is the same. A woman is measured by how young she looks despite the fact that she is quite – old.   It is the same as thousands of years ago, it is only the degree’s that have changed.

Everyone has a story. But sometimes it is very difficult to see beyond our own and see the devastation wreaked upon others…

Don’t shutter yourself inside your self.

Imagine the story of the veteran?  Imagine the imagery day in and day to, the nightmares, and then think of you own pity and compare…  Your life will be transformed…

As will theirs, if you are willing to take a moment…