On Sunday, February 26, 2017, President Donald Trump ordered a raid in Syria that murdered an 8 year old American girl named Nawar Anwar Al-Awlaki. She was the sister of the deceased Abdulrahman – killed along with their 17 year old cousin on the orders of former President Barack Obama – the son of suspected terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki, also killed without trial or due process guaranteed under the US Constitution.
American Navy Seals, of which the actually brave Jesse Ventura was one, shot her in the neck accidentally on purpose and she was left to bleed to death, clutching her teddy bear. Her picture can be seen below.
President Trump is now egging on the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, driving him to obtain nuclear weapons to protect himself from facing the fate of one Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed (again, without trail) by bayonet inserted rectally.
I don’t state this for shock value, but to make a serious point about and the suffering US foreign policy has caused around the world – particularly to kids.
The image (which I will not show here because it is too disgusting) of a naked, screaming Vietnamese girl from the 1960s burning to death is etched in my memory for all time. NO MORE.
A conservative commentator whose name now escapes me said recently that essentially North Korean lives didn’t matter because, well, they’re North Koreans. That’s Nazi Germany kind of talk. That is condoning cold-blooded murder of innocent people who have committed no crime. Are we not better than that?
I’m calling on my prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and the leaders of the EU, President Emmanuel Macron of France, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and, yes, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping to do all you can to stop this insanity that threatens the very lives of this planet. This is your chance to be JFK, who won the Cuban Missile Crisis and, along with counterpart then-Russian President Nikita Khrushchev, saved the world from nuclear holocaust.
I’m still waiting for a JFK or Khrushchev to emerge and end this standoff, and I know Mr. Trudeau is doing his best, sending in an envoy to North Korea back in August, but time is a luxury the world cannot afford.
We need to learn from history and what JFK did to end a dangerous, perilous standoff that threatened mankind’s existence.
If nothing else, guys, do it for Nawar and other kids who will perish along with the rest of us if this turns very ugly.
The world desperately needs an adult in the room. We are prodding a rattlesnake with a stick and if we’re not careful, it will bite and its venom is lethal.
As I write this, a massive earthquake has struck Mexico – again.
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at this website, including myself, are with the people of Mexico. Stay safe, kids.
These hurricanes and earthquakes are no joke, and if we’re wise, we will learn from them and realize the truth about their causes. The kids of this world deserve a better one than the one we are leaving for them, whether its through needless, unnecessary war, famine or the results of climate change. If we don’t wake up soon, this could be a terrible swan song for all of us.
All the best to you and your families.