As I look at and watch what is happening in Washington these days, I have to wonder whether we are living in America as envisioned by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Mason and Benjamin Franklin and the founding fathers who laid the corner stones for the emerging democracy or we are living in a country on a course of self destruct from within. Read the rest of this entry »
Muammar Gaddafi went on radio few days ago,threatening no mercy for the pro-democracy residence of Benghazi . In the last few days, Muammar and his son Seif El-Islam feel energized again after making some gains on the grounds during the last 10 days. Thanks to President Sarkozy and France, the UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for a “No Fly Zone” and taking a measures to protect the lives of civilians in Libya. Though the Obama Administration was too keen on the no fly zone, for reasons that became clear it took a back seat, with a wait and see attitude, until Gaddafi was able to win the battle against his own people with ready and final assault on the city of Benghazi. France persistence finally paid off, finally the Obama Administration was allowed to vote on the USSC resolution 1973. It is too late for all those killed and murdered by Gaddafi, and the hope that his days as leader of Libya are numbered. Read the rest of this entry »
As I see the reaction of Palestinian, Israeli and world leaders on the murder of the Jewish trespassing family in Itamar, I tried my best to look for and search a similar language expressed by Israeli and world leaders certainly by Palestinians leaders when Israeli soldiers and Jewish armed trespassers kill Palestinians in cold blood. I find none.
Mahmoud Abbas was quick to call the murder in Itamar and speaking to Israeli Radio he described the murder “ despicable, immoral and inhuman act… a human being is not capable of something like this.” Salam Fayyad commenting on same “ we appose violence and condemn its use, it does not matter what the reason were, who the victims were and what the aim?” One needs to compare the statements made by Israeli officials to that of Palestinian leaders when armed Jewish trespassers or Israeli soldiers commit similar acts against Palestinians. At best, there is a shy ‘regret” and those Jews committing the murder are let go on probation and released to community service. Read the rest of this entry »
Ehud Barak, the Israeli defense minister in Bibi Netanyahu’s government announced to the Wall Street Journal that Israel would seek $ 20 Billions in upgrade for its already existing $3.2 Billions annual defense grants. It seems the Arab winds of freedom and democracy is another chance for Israel to milk the US cow for more money. That should not be a big problem since the US Congress with its Republican leadership and with some one like Eric Cantor representing Tel-Aviv and not Richmond, VA in the American Knesset West will surely help in this regard. If the toppling of dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt is worth $20 Billions for Israel, one has to wonder what the price the US has to pay Israel for a regime change in Libya, Yemen, or Syria? Read the rest of this entry »
To the naked eye, Islamophobia seems to be driven by small fringe group who are xenophobic about Islam and who see Islam and Muslims as the devil. But a further and more in-depth reading of Islamophobia confirm that the movement is more than a fringe group. It is a wide spread well organized Right Wing Republican and American Jewish Zionists who are out to get Barack Obama and undermine his presidency and his tenure as the first Black American in the White House. Read the rest of this entry »
Though I believe as a matter of absolute constitutional rights, Imam Faisal Abul-Rauf have every right to build his “Islamic Center” in lower Manhattan near Ground Zero and I also think it is a waste of time for Imam Abul-Rauf or Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of South Florida to give any attention or importance to the small time, Gainesville pastor Terry Jones. Personally, I think America specially New York City needs an “Islamic Hospital” much more than “Islamic Centers”, a hospital dedicated to serving the poor of NYC and dedicated to the memory of all those who perished in the terrorists attack on September 11th and dedicated to the thousands of firemen and policemen who risked their lives in the aftermath. Read the rest of this entry »