Where Are the Good Guys?



I wonder how John Kerry is doing these days. I know I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes. He has taken over as US Secretary of State at a weird time. I have never been so confused about world affairs as I am at this moment.

So many atrocities and so few sensible explanations.

Tell me, why is Israel invading the Gaza strip – again? Can’t they massacre enough Palestinians with their missiles and bombs?

Is this how their criminal justice system works – hundreds of innocent people – including women and children – blown up to avenge the murder of three Israeli teenagers? Not to mention burning that poor Palestinian kid to death?

On the other side of the coin, why is Hamas firing rockets indiscriminately in the direction of Israel with little hope of hitting anyone or anything of military significance? Don’t they know they’re just making the Israelis more furious and vengeful?

Then there’s the Ukrainian disaster. Kerry must really be scratching his head over that one.

Why did the International Republican Institute and other shadowy American organizations foment unrest in the Ukraine and get that country’s democratically elected president thrown out? What good has come of it?

And what does Vladimir Putin hope to achieve by reinventing the Soviet Union? Isn’t one definition of madness doing the same thing over and over and hoping for a different result? Hey, Vladimir! The Soviet Union already had its day and blew it. What makes you think a second try will have better success?

And what makes you think those drunken bums calling each other “Excellency” would be able to sustain a pro-Russian government in the Ukraine even if the rebellion succeeds? Can they even read and write? They don’t look as if they can. Not on TV anyway.

They shot down a civilian airliner by mistake for Heaven’s sake. How is that for criminal incompetence?

Was there ever a more senseless tragedy? Hundreds of families left to mourn their loved ones because some goofball had access to a highly sophisticated surface-to-air missile launcher.

Has everyone lost it?

How about this solution to the whole sorry mess. Instead of building a wall along the Mexican border, how about building one separating Russia, the Ukraine and the Mideast from the rest of the world?

I know I’m being silly. That would be way too costly for one thing. But the current mess could prove cripplingly expensive, too. And much more dangerous.

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