The Sarcastic Cynic™

Sarcastic and cynical view of the world.

Another view: What do we do with Qatar? — June 8, 2017

Another view: What do we do with Qatar?

 

By Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

The Washington Post reports:

“Four Arab nations led a diplomatic break with Qatar on Monday, moving swiftly to isolate the small but influential country after accusing Qatar’s rulers of supporting terrorist factions and stoking regional conflicts.

“The countries – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain – released separate and apparently coordinated statements saying they would cut air, sea and land links with Qatar, which hosts a forward base for the U.S. military’s Central Command and is home to the widely watched Al Jazeera network.

“Some other countries later joined the four-nation bloc in cutting ties with Qatar, which is also the venue for the 2022 World Cup.Eye_of_Horus_Right.svg Continue reading

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Gun ownership is both a basic American right and one of the most contentious social and political issues of the day. — December 5, 2015

Gun ownership is both a basic American right and one of the most contentious social and political issues of the day.

johnlennonLet me tell you a  fairy tale about a Pakistani girl who emigrated to Saudi Arabia with her father.  Years later she finds her Prince Charming, an American, marries him.  She gives birth to a child in the United States of America.  Let’s assume the Prince is the father and let’s not ask Maury Povich to do a paternity test on his show.  Couple lives happily ever after. The end.  No.  Not quite like that.  Six months later the baby is an orphan.  The couple, leave their six-month-old baby daughter with relatives, two hours later the couple is killed in a shootout with police SWAT team members.

Gun ownership pros and cons:  http://www.safewise.com/resources/guns-at-home

The Opinion Pages  | EDITORIAL

End the Gun Epidemic in America

It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.

I’m in favor of not restricting responsible people from owning guns.  I have yet to see a gun kill anyone.  There is always a human behind the weapon who does the killing.  The gun is an instrument that needs to be issued with caution to people.  I believe we need a National Identity card where all information about an individual is available to the authorities who will decide if an individual is a candidate for gun ownership.  There should be a waiting period where the individual should attend mandatory safety classes.  If the individual fails to pass these classes  he loses the right to ownership and must forfeit all fees paid.

Islamic State claims California mass killers as followers

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JEB! is not in the lead…He held the record since 1976. — November 7, 2015

JEB! is not in the lead…He held the record since 1976.

Who has executed the most humans in Florida? The U.S. Supreme Court denied the stay of execution for Jerry Correll. Mr. Correll was scheduled to die in February 2015, but the Florida Supreme Court postponed his execution until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that one of the lethal injections drugs used by Florida’s Execution Squad was indeed constitutional. The Florida Conference of Bishops which opposes capital punishment, had requested that the State of Florida, commute Mr. Correll’s sentence to life in prison.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/nycnyc/3GP6A7

In Florida, unlike most states of the United States of America, the death sentences are handed down by a judge and not a jury. Jurors are allowed to make recommendations! How nice!

Florida is one of just three states where death sentences do not require the unanimous vote by a jury.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/nycnyc/bxdW59

Is this justice humane and fair? Or would you prefer to see justice Saudi style.

Please do not click at the link at the end of this sentence if you find offensive seeing someone die by the sword.  http://www.vocativ.com/underworld/crime/saudi-arabia-execution-beheading/

 

By the way Mr. Correll was convicted of killing in 1985, in the city of Orlando, his wife, pardon me, his ex-wife, her sister and mother, and a daughter who would have been 35 years-old-today had she been able to attend his just execution.

Islamic Activists get Media Pass — March 26, 2012

Islamic Activists get Media Pass

“Those hollering foul the loudest — Muslim college student groups, civil rights activists, pandering politicians who choose and confuse populism, have been gifted the most media attention — no questions asked.

That means the tough questions, which include the best questions, never had a shot.

For example, given that the radical Islamic world — and that now seems to stretch deep into countries that suffer from their enlightenments — has declared jihad — indiscriminate warfare and murder — against Western-style democracies, shouldn’t all Muslim-American groups be eager to do whatever it takes to help police, rather than demonstrating an eagerness to hinder them?

You see, protesting folks, it’s like this: The NYPD doesn’t want 9/11 to happen again, and neither do we, and, presumably, neither do you!”  PHIL MUSHNICK

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/islamic_activists_get_media_pass_Ucf6f9FQ92pIEYTadbmaZK#ixzz1qGm6zFj6

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Blue Monday (2010) — December 18, 2010
Who are the chief financial supporters of many extremist activites? article by Andrew W. Lehren — December 8, 2010

Who are the chief financial supporters of many extremist activites? article by Andrew W. Lehren

A classified memo sent by Mrs. Clinton last December made it clear that residents of Saudi Arabia and its neighbors, all allies of the United States, are the chief financial supporters of many extremist activities. “It has been an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority,” the cable said, concluding that “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”” NYT2010/12/06
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/06/world/middleeast/06wikileaks-financing.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=a2

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