Syria: Who are The Rebels?

War torn Syria remains a front for control. While the media coverage abounds with attention drawn to ‘the government forces’ and ‘Assad’, the opposition forces are rarely identified.   The opposition, rebels, are made up of four prominent groups:

Army of Islam – backed and funded by Saudi Arabia and Turkey, it is an organization operating in the Gaza Strip and closely affiliated with Hamas. They have been accused of carrying out attacks in Egypt including the bombing of a Coptic church in 2011. With a heavy presence in Ghouta, their intent is to create an Islamic state under Sharia. They have operated in conjunction with al-Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaeda, and merged with Ahrar al-Shem in their design to eliminate Shiites and Alawites from Syria.

Targeting Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine, they have engaged in most battles for control of Syria including Aleppo, Raqqa, Idlib, and now Ghouta. Making the war more complicated is the fact that they are not only opposed to Assad, but ISIL as well.

They have been shown using civilians in Ghouta as human shields, putting them in cages, and kidnapping and enslaving them. They have admitted to using chemical weapons, chlorine gas and other agents, against Kurdish forces and civilians. Infighting between rebel groups as also contributed to the chaos as power struggles wreak havoc.


Failaq al-Rahman – backed and funded by Qatar and Turkey, is a smaller organization that fights – everyone, including; ISIL, Assad, al-Nusra, and sometimes the Army of Islam.   They were originally organized by a Syrian Army captain who defected in 2012, and were considered a pet project of McCain and Obama under the auspice of the Free Syrian Army, or FSA before rebranding as Failaq al-Rahman. As such, their funding and support came from NATO and the US.

Their main stronghold was in Jobar where they were able to survive via an ancient cave system that runs beneath the city.  In the caves, they were safe from bombs, and could hide weapons and food.

In 2012, they were accused of hording supplies, food, and medicine in Aleppo from civilians in their effort to keep them docile and easily manipulated.   The MSM chose to instead report that there was no food or medicine in Aleppo in order to create a false message, ignoring the fact that the FSA was the stronghold at the time.

The eastern side of Jobar was home to mostly Christians before al-Rahman engaged in its terrorism within this city.

The two smaller rebel factions in Ghouta include the Levant Liberation Committee, and Ahrar al Sham. These groups have worked with ISIL and al-Nusra at various times and are also funded by the Saudis. Their size has greatly diminished due to in fighting and disagreements regarding fatwa, ceasefires, mergers and operations. Their goal is to rule Syria and they have offered those services in peace talks as an alternative to Assad or ISIL.

The UN continues to issue statements regarding the escalation of violence in Ghouta, and the humanitarian crisis that continues to be launched. Oddly, they never address Saudi Arabia, Turkey or Qatar in containing their rebel factions.   In calling for a ceasefire, they only identify ISIL, al-Nusra, and al-Qaeda as hostile.

In addition, while the UN praises neighboring countries that are housing all the Syrian refugees, they simultaneously chastise these same countries because the refugees are living in utter poverty without basic necessities including education and healthcare.  Jordan appears to be the UN target.  With roughly 11 million refugees or displaced Syrians, Jordan is currently housing about 630,000.  Turkey and Lebanon are housing over 5.6 million…

In the meantime, the US media is focusing on Kurdish forces in Syria fighting ISIS, when ISIS doesn’t appear to be in Ghouta, or their presence is enormously limited. Trump has stated that the goal of eliminating ISIS in Syria has been accomplished for the most part already. Regime change is not a goal. And the remaining factions that the government and Russia are fighting are these rebel groups backed by Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar.   It would appear that Trump sees any intervention outside of ISIS as none of anyone’s business – let the Middle East destroy each other from within, it’s their battle.

Turkey vs Kurds: A Lost Revolution

While the War Against Trump continues unabated, another War would seem to be raising the bar in it’s militaristic martial law style of genocide. This one is promoted by Turkey’s Erdogan and is aimed at obliterating the Kurds from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and anywhere Erdogan has a sword.   So, who are the Kurds? Who supports them? Who denies them?

It’s complicated. Like Syria’s Assad, the US has a history of fighting the Kurds, aligning with the Kurds, and ignoring the Kurds.   Dating back to the fall of the Ottoman Empire after WWl, various land masses confiscated from the Ottomans were apportioned and became independent states, including ‘Kurdistan’. However, in 1925 the Treaty was renegotiated between Turkey and the European allies and the Turkish borders extended to disclude any Kurdish land.

Placed under Martial Law, in the 1970’s the Kurds organized the PKK Party under the ideology of Marx in an effort to reclaim their sovereignty. The US supported the guerrilla PKK, utilizing them to aid in an attempt to overthrow the Iraqi Ba’ath Party.   Then oil became the new gold and everything changed. The Kurds needed to be ousted from the oil rich land, the US abandoned them, and Iran and Iraq joined forces to eliminate them.  The US and Europe huddled out of the mess.

It is estimated that there are approximately 12 million Palestinians living across the globe, including roughly 5 million in The State of Palestine. By contrast, there are over 45 million Kurds who have systematically been forced to abandon their homes, their statehood, and their status as citizens in virtually all Middle Eastern countries.  Yet their plight is rarely discussed.  Instead, the media tends to highlight the ‘Christian Kurds’.

Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria have the largest Kurd populations. While most Kurds follow Islam, there are smaller factions that support Shia, Yarsan, Yazidi, Zoroastrianism and Christianity, of which their numbers are estimated to be 25,000 total. That’s 25,000 out of a population of 45 million, .05%.

In 1990, the US again tapped the support of Kurds in their offensive against Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.   And then again the US tapped the help of the Kurds in fighting ISIS in Syria.   We use them when it serves a purpose, but in the end, we cannot become involved in a war wherein Turkey, Iran, Syria, Iraq and all the rebels therein would be our target to stand beside our Kurdish allies.   The US is not alone in this standoff.   Despite an overwhelming 800,000 Kurdish population in Germany, there seems to be little to no response by them to intervene in the assault leveled on the Kurds by Turkey. Like the UN, which models the Wizard of Oz, their power is smoke and noise from a megaphone.

In and out – of favor.

Why are the US and Europe ignoring the genocide despite claiming to embrace the Kurds?

It is complicated.

Part of the reason lies in the fact that it is Turkey and Erdogan at the front of the assault. Erdogan made a deal with Merkel to quell the flow of refugees to Germany – for a price.   That contract could be ripped to shreds should the EU interfere in Turkey’s aggressions. The result would be a free fall of refugees and a complete degradation of the entire EU. The bluff is not without a hand of Aces.

The other part is that there is no solution:   Like the Palestinians, the Kurds have no place to go. The Arab nations don’t want them for they are simply another threat to their sovereignty of wealth, ie: land and oil.   As such the Kurd’s solution is to fight for a corner, a speck of land, and hope that their own brothers will ultimately abide by the Sharia doctrine of sharing…  Hundreds of years have passed.

A young Turkish man offered me this piece of wisdom when I asked, “So, who are the good guys and who are the bad?”:

The good guys include the US, Russia, China, Japan, Turkey, Germany, France, Canada and Australia.

The bad guys include the US, Russia, China, Japan, Turkey, Germany, France, Canada and Australia…

Saudi Tensions Rising – Lebanon in the Cross

The escalation of events in Saudi Arabia spawn not just their ongoing wars against Yemen and Syria, not just a purging of corrupt royals, and not just a growing disconcert with Iran and by default, Lebanon and Hezbollah, but the Saudi’s are losing money, lots of money, and their proxy wars need funds to survive.

With a nearly 100% concentration on oil, the economy has been on a rocket launched downward spiral and gaining warp speed with each devastating decision. Unemployment is rife, education is sorely inadequate, and the youth have no skills. They have no innovation, no manufacturing, no art, no culture, and tourism is abysmal given Sharia Law, a lot of sand but no beaches.

The cost to ‘sustain’ the Royal family is over $10 billion annually, only 30% of the population own their own homes, and unless there is another country taken out of the oil purge, Saudi Arabia has no hope of recovering.

What to do? What to do? Purge the corruption, demand the return of 70% of their wealth, infuse that money into more weapons, and take out Iran and Lebanon. Experts claim the cost of oil would rise five fold, if that were to happen.  A win for Saudi Arabia…

Mohammed bin Salman, the newly crowned Prince and potential King next week, at 33 is young, ambitious, and a gambler.   The old ways have not raised a dime, and drastic measures are sometimes the only rule a ruler can manipulate.   Perhaps he sees a last ditch effort to purge the Middle East of Shi’a as his duly ordained proxy. Hezbollah is Shia. Iran is Shia. Yemen – was Shia.   Any Syria was an ally of those Shia countries.

But the plan didn’t quite work out.  ISIS did not solve the problem, and instead exasperated the jittery Fall of the Middle East. The US sanction hit on Russia backfired. Brazil and Venezuela joined forces with the BRICS, and radical decisions were required. The aged King at 81, was not pro-active enough, and so, enter the mental equivalent of McCain – bomb ‘em all to Hell!   And the Middle East is – imploding.

But Saudi Arabia has fewer and fewer allies in the Middle East, Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, Qatar, Houthis, Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Azerbaijan are all Shia aligned. ISIS, Al Qaeda, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Turkey, Algeria and Tunisia are predominantly Sunni.

It is the Sunni vs Shite, with the remaining oil wealth at the central core.  Russia diversified – quickly.  The Middle East spent and spent and spent…  It’s like the guy mowing his lawn with a mower 40 years old, the blades are rusted, it has 3 wheels, it blows leaky gas exhaust all over creation – but it ‘used to work’ – so by golly…

A recent UK commissioned gathering headed by Macron (groan) has rightly concluded that any involvement by outsiders would be a declaration of World War.   Russia sides with the Shi’a, and to date, the US and Europe have sided with Sunni’s. Add to the fray that a majority of the population in Lebanon identify as Christian, and any Saudi aggression could most easily fracture our very tenuous hand on the red button all out global self annihilation.

As it is, the UN, the US, and Europe have turned a blind eye to the atrocities created in Syria and Yemen for the purpose of a failed coup initiated on behalf of the Saudis. The recent abduction by the Saudis of Hariri, the PM of Lebanon, has been quietly purged from the media, and a non-topic of our government. He is a scared Sunni feeling like he might get caught in the middle of a civil war initiated by Saudi Arabia and is looking out for his own scared skin.  It would appear that Macron is trying to assure him protection when the Saudis bomb Beirut.   “Dig a bomb shelter – quickly…”

Will Lebanon be the next victim?  Will they become the next Syria and Yemen?

Saad Hariri, of Lebanese and Iraqi descent, was schooled at Georgetown University in DC and later served with his father in Saudi Arabia, until his assassination in 2005.  Initially the assassination was attributed to Assad, then to Hezbollah, and then to a Saudi/Israel collusion.  Hariri is Sunni, serving in a dominant Christian/Shi’a country (80%). How he could have won the election is up for debate… But based on the fact that there was only a 20% voter turnout amidst allegations of fraud and corruption may have created a weighted electoral win given the religious percentages.   (Ya think?)

Given the Saudi/Israel connection, it is fair to presume that a second assassination may have been a consideration.

The Middle East is now facing rising tensions, shifting of sides, aging royals, a sagging deficit, and a centuries old desire to once and for all eliminate, purge, create genocide – of the ‘other’ sect, ie, Shi’a.  As such, their wealth, which is infused by tourism and oil, is quickly diminishing setting the stage for a return to abject poverty in a society that does not look and prepare for the future.

But having a Sunni Prime Minister in Lebanon is about as logical as having a Sunni President in the US…  Hariri knows this – but he also knows he is expendable and his Saudi ties are worthless when the brick hits the fan…


Saudi Arabia Evacuating Lebanon!

YEMEN continues to be a target for the Saudi’s. Bombed to oblivion, starvation is rampant, thousands have died, casualties escalate, and 3.1 million people are displaced as there is no end to the incessant destruction. Like Syria, like Ukraine, it began when an external force decided they didn’t like the internal shifts. In this case, the Saudi’s took insult when their Sharia Sunni implant, Hadi, was ousted and replaced with a Shia, Salah.

The fact that Hadi was even elected President of Yemen may have had something to do with the fact that he was the only candidate running… while Salah was in the hospital recovering from an attempted assassination…   And like Bashar Assad, the fact that Salah was previously working with the US to fight terrorism and provide intelligence, makes the flip-flop more confusing.

Except for the fact that the flip came about during Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State when the Clinton Foundation was a recipient of $$$$millions from the Saudi’s.   And since that ‘flip’, al Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen have gained considerable control.

Prior to Hadi assuming the Presidency, the government under Salah had been in an all out crack-down against al Qaeda and ISIS, keeping them on the defensive, and making progress in their battle for Yemen. The parallels to Syria can not be dismissed. It is a genocidal war in which the Shia population is the ultimate target for eradication.

With Iran entering in defense of Yemen, the war has become a religious battle ground initiated by Saudi Arabia, embraced by the Obama administration, and cultivated by Europe. Al Qaeda has offered to make a truce with Hadi while vowing to annihilate the Shia Houthi’s under Salah.

So whose side is the US on?

Well, we initially supported the Saudi’s and Hadi. The Houthi’s were the bad guys. But Al Qaeda is now fighting alongside the Saudi’s. And ISIS has moved in. So the US is fighting al Qaeda and supporting the Yemeni forces under Hadi while the Saudi’s, ISIS and al Qaeda are killing everyone, and ultimately planning to work with – Hadi. So basically we are making a deal to let ISIS and al Qaeda take over Yemen alongside Hadi.

In the midst of the riff, the Saudi government has ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon following increased tensions with Iran’s assistance in Yemen. In addition, the Lebanese Prime Minister who is Sunni and pro Saudi Arabia abruptly resigned from office at the same time.

Lebanon is roughly 40% to 50% Christian, 27% Shia, and 27% Sunni. The President of Lebanon is Shite.

The Saudi’s have also declared that Qatar is aiding al Qaeda and ISIS and instituted sanctions. Qatar is predominantly Salafi Muslim, which is a sect within Sunni. But that is misleading because of Qatar’s 2.6 million residents, only 300,000 are Qatari, the remainder are called ‘Expatriots’, or slaves. The Emir of Qatar has been a supporter of the West, Europe (having been schooled in Great Britain), Syria and Yemen. Most recently, he has stated his support of Iran.

This allegiance to Iran has emboldened Saudi Arabia to what could easily implode into an unprecedented Middle Eastern war, not unlike WWI and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Given the recent Saudi proclamation demanding the evacuation and return of Sunni’s from Lebanon, it may be that a strike on that country is imminent.

The question then being – who do we support?   Because it would appear that we have made some rather bad choices lately…

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.


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…  

North Korea: Detente or War?

The Korean War of the 1950’s saw North Korea, China and Russia against ‘everyone else’, it was the Communists vs the Nationalists.   The unit strength of the Communists dwarfed that of the Nationalists, military casualties vary from half a million to about 1 million with wounded well over 1.5 million.   Civilian deaths were over 2.5 million. It was brutal. What did it serve? It was a border war that ultimately gave South Korea freedom from the totalitarian rule that Kim Jong now covets.

Contrary to some mainstream reports that would have us believe that Kim Jong Un is an intellectual commander, he is more of a psychological narcissist .   More like a caricature from a James Bond movie, his education was rather a bleak barnacle… “having thousands of pounds lavished on his education at a top private school in Switzerland, he didn’t leave with even the equivalent of a single GCSE. When he was just 15 his father took him out of the costly International School Of Berne, where fees now run around £16,000 a year. He moved him to a nearby state school to save money but he was quickly put in the lower tier in class.”  

You see, Kim Jong Un wasn’t interested in war or being a leader, instead from a young age he was obsessed with Hollywood and preferred watching endless movies, pretending to act in a variety of roles for his classmates… while failing his classes. He left the Liebefeld-Steinholzi School near Berne without securing ANY exam results at all. His preference? Football, basketball – and porn.

Today the media is still weighted on Russia when the threat is North Korea. North Korea does not have the capacity to wreak worldly damage, but if it forced the hand of China, we would be in dire straits. Russia is no longer communist Soviet Union, and would most likely become an ally of the US as it has in every other war except the Korean War.

Right now the US is attempting to engage Russia’s help in defusing North Korea. The mindset that is important is “pride”. It is not about whether Pride is right or wrong, but how to deal with it in avoiding war. As long as the US makes threats, those threats have to be countered or Kim will appear weak to his people and lose the respect and fear that dominates his power if he doesn’t counter those threats. He is thus forced to respond with greater threats in order to maintain his ‘face’.

Sanctions too have proven to a worthless threat and serve only to enrage, not to diffuse.

Psychology tells us exactly how to act and react when confronted by a narcissist;   listen, offer praise, and diffuse defensiveness.   When attempting to create a diplomatic agreement; set boundaries thru compliments, focus on solutions, don’t threaten or challenge, and show them their benefit in the action.

While we are all narcissists by birth, we are not all narcissistic by disorder. Still, whether we are fighting a war, diffusing a war, or working on our own personal issues, these guidelines can be hugely beneficial (I personally stand convicted).

In the realm of North Korea, Putin and Xi seem to understand this delicate balance in dealing with Kim Jong Un, and I think that while the US wants to appear strong, sometimes strength is more visible in detante.


Africa now has 65.6 million “displaced people”/ refugees due to ongoing violence… where are they supposed to go? Why isn’t this news? What is being done?

Answers: nowhere, unworthy, and nothing.

While Africa looms large in their crisis, the total number of displaced persons/refugees from Syria is estimated to be over 6.3 million. From Afghanistan, the number is estimated to be over 7.6 million. And we have the audacity to claim we ‘saved Syria’ from the brutal Assad regime…

In South Sudan a civil war for the past 3 years has taken over 300,000 lives and displaced 3.5 million people. Famine is rampant, an estimated 6 million are starving, and ethnic cleansing is the mainstay. Reading the reason for the fighting, it could easily transpose into the tit-for-tat, hatred we are witnessing in the US. There was some cattle rustling, some fear, and some different culture ideals that brought about a massive unabated war.

Most ‘displaced’ Africans go to Ethiopia, Kenya and then to Turkey and Europe if they are lucky. But if Germany can’t handle 1 million refugees, how the heck is Europe supposed to absorb 80 million? Obviously, it can’t. That would mean, making the refugee crisis Europe’s responsibility is motivated by an alternate agenda.

The long term effects of Europe’s Socialist government has resulted in a skew that could spiral them into an economic collapse.  Without a growing population every country in Europe is witnessing a skew heavily weighted in the age group over 65 and lack of laborers to support them. Falsely manipulated into thinking the solution was to bring in refugees and train them to be their labor supply hasn’t worked – and won’t ever work.

First, it is a form of slavery. Second, mashing together two conflicting cultures might work to some degree, but that degree is miniscule. The cultural differences being addressed in attempting to brainwash Middle Eastern and African cultures in Europe range from rape to incest, from honor killings to pedophilia, and from terrorism to massacres. And in the process, the German culture, the French Culture, the Swedish culture is systematically being wiped out as it is ‘offensive’ to the newcomers.

Before we saved Syria and created a 6.3 million loop of poverty and death, President Assad was ‘accused’ of many heinous crimes, none of which were ever proven, and all of which still remain “alleged”. What we fail to understand is that cultures are better served by their own. Attempting to recreate Syria, we created a massive cesspool that has grown exponentially.

Now the UN is talking about how much money world economies must shuck up to rebuild Syria so that all the remaining 13 million may once again live happily-ever-after under their chosen regime.

The newest claim is that Assad was/is working in conjunction with al-Qaeda and ISIS.   The absolute absurdity and purpose of this claim is simply to rewrite history. ISIS wasn’t even in Syria until the regime was ousted by the US and coalition forces, leaving a vacuum for a takeover. In addition, the claim doesn’t address the major ethnic cleansing attribute which exists between Sunni’s and Shias. Assad is an Alawite, or Shia, ISIS is Sunni. The dominant proclamation of ISIS is to kill Shia and Christians.  The Sunni nations of the Middle East wanted a Sunni in power in Syria.  End of story.

The European obsession with saving all these poor refugees does little to solve the problem and a lot to creating new problems. While the obvious solution would be to back-off interference and stop destroying entire countries, the issue we now face is how to fix our colossal error in judgment, ie, rebuild Syria and put a halt to the Africa Land Grabs that have spiraled them into a cycle of greater famine while redirecting waterways and thus creating man-made droughts and agriculture devastation.

So while London is considering grabbing empty apartments from landlords and giving them to the displaced, maybe Africa should consider grabbing back all their land and evicting the Land Grabbers. Redistributing the land back to their people, could quell the famine that is causing civil wars as survival is the end game.

Unfortunately, as a result of our interference, Syria is more complicated because ISIS now controls parts of the country.  So until ISIS is eliminated, rebuilding is a mammoth waste of time.  But then the UN isn’t known for their ‘decision making skills’.





US Crumbling Into Chaos

Any more, when reading the news, it appears as though the US is a third world country spiraling into the factions and fractions of the Tutsi and Hutus.   While many journalists would claim that their animosity stems from religion, in fact it is a class warfare that has escalated to ethnic cleansing. It is the same ‘class division’ envisioned by Obama in creating a separation of Americans in a war of entitlement, hatred, and death.   And it very well may erupt into an ethnic cleansing as ‘Democrats” up their war-anti and begin to literally kill Republicans.

Like in Africa, there is a beating drum, a rally to violence that is stoked and fermented by the desire for chaos. Ultimately, that chaos could actually spiral the US into a third world stratosphere leaving two major countries defending their sovereignty; Russia and China.

Even more disturbing is the fact that this is not even being orchestrated by China and Russia, but by internal forces looking to up end world order. I imagine these countries are looking on in amazement and shaking their heads as they watch the clear destruction of our world as we know it all the while accepting it, prodding it, and spiraling in the wickedness it embraces.

I watch it not just on the scale of countries and cities, but it has seeped into homes and families. This prevalence of hate has stained people that profess innocence, victimhood, and even Christian ideology.   And they defend it. Justify it. Only to have their spiral gain momentum.

The news of destruction and death and mayhem is no longer the subject of only third olrd countries, it has become the mainstay in the US and Europe. London’s mayor, Khan, simply shrugs his shoulders as he can’t understand why people don’t accept this transformation willingly. “It is our way of life.” He is quoted as saying.

Really? Because it didn’t use to be! So why should it be now?

Hoodwinked. With the drug induced sixties generation, we created a generation of mottled intellect. It was not a coincidence. It was carefully planned so as to keep control. While the hippies and flower children protested, the stage was set in motion and played like a lyre. Without any intervention, with and antipathy toward voting, doing, or knowing what was truly happening.

And here we are.

What is the solution? When chaos rules, order must be sustained. It will require an immediate and conclusive consequence for actions to stabilize what has run amuck. We are witnessing the absolute rebellion of law in our government – and I’m not speaking of Trump, but of those that ruled before and instituted this mayhem mess.

That would mean that Hollywood does NOT have a greenlight to instill hatred. Comedians do NOT have an out clause from the Constitution. And the mainstream media is NOT permitted to instigate and defile without suffering consequences.   It means reorganizing ‘public’ schools which are funded by taxpayer dollars to eliminate political bias, environmental bias, and teach the fundamental basics. It means everyone has the same right under freedom of speech – including Christians.

When my kids were in middle school, the new Principal created a rule; any student or teacher who said ‘Merry Christmas’ was automatically suspended for three days.   Christmas cards were not allowed to be exchanged – or suffer suspension.  What happened to that Freedom of Speech? It was squelched behind a misinformed interpretation that applies to a select few that are never subject to consequences for their actions.

What we cannot do is to curl up and cry.

We are not alone. The battles are everywhere, throughout our homes, our schools, our cities – everywhere. Each one of us is fighting for our life in a different vacuum of chaos. Myself included.  Each of us has a story. But if we give up, then we will be slain and the wolves will simply seek another victim.  

ISIS: To Fear or Not To Fear

ISIS has released a statement following the Manchester bombing praising their soldier in the midst of the “Crusaders” as an act of revenge for the transgressions against the lands of the Muslims. “What comes next will be far worse for the Worshipers of the Cross and their allies”.

The implication being that the next attack will target Christians.

Still the media continually tells us ‘do not be afraid’. As though fear is something that will heighten the power of ISIS. That concept elevates them to a supernatural being that feeds on fear, finds its strength in fear. ISIS may be evil in their soul, but they are still mortal in their flesh. Fearing them will not strengthen them – it will strengthen us.

Fear is not the emotion of a coward, ask any soldier. There is not a soldier on any battlefield who does not face fear, feel fear, and ultimately drive that fear as a means to act in courage.

Succumbing to fear is different than having fear.

There are different kinds and sources of fear. When on a battlefield, a soldier defies his fear and uses it to give him strength. That fear evolves into courage as his senses are toned, and the enemy is clearly in his sights.   If we are not afraid of ISIS, then we are allowing ourselves to become sheep at their whim for slaughter.

Succumbing to fear means we tremble and hide, and allow ourselves to become easy targets.

After 9-11, Israel’s Mossad was commissioned to evaluate the safety and security of our airports – after we had implemented Homeland Security and security checkpoints. Nearly all airports still failed the test. We can’t be safe if we under-estimate our enemy. We can’t be safe if we don’t properly understand and fear our enemy. That doesn’t mean we hide, or we act irrationally, it means we apply the intellect and the security measures of the Mossad. Their motto comes from Proverbs 11:14:

“Where there is no guidance, a nation falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”

The Mossad is the world’s most elite intelligence organization incorporating a unit of assassins under the nomenclature, Kidon.   They perfected the double-agent classification of infiltration. The enemy battlefield today is quite different than previous wars. It isn’t a military unit that can be identified simply by their uniform or their insignia, because the enemy lives among us, basically utilizing the same ‘under-cover’ status that we use in our police forces and CIA.

The supply of battlefield martyrs is virtually endless. Killing them reduces the current defensive forces, but recruitment constantly reorganizes. And this is exactly where Obama seemingly purposefully failed in the fight against ISIS.

Tactically, he spent billions to destroy Syria thus leaving a breeding ground for ISIS to grow stronger. Our weapons stockpile was decimated. Our purpose was deliberately camouflaged. An immigration crisis was created. And ISIS proliferated, sometimes combining forces with al Qaeda and al Nusra.  Why do we even care about the Assad regime?   We shouldn’t.  But Syria was the decoy.  The purpose was to create exactly what we witness today.

Will Trump refocus? Will Mattis?

Yes we should fear. For fear will open our eyes and let us see the enemy, know the enemy, and not under-estimate their will and agenda.

ISIS will not simply disappear.  But if our most elite forces combined with Russia, Europe, Canada, and Israel can not defeat an army of less than 100,000, then we are doomed.

For now, ISIS has stated their next target will be Christians. Be alert. Be fearful. Be strong.