Weekend Show – Fri 27 Apr, 2018

Chris and I opine on The Middle East: Part 2

The Middle Eastern Situation is an ongoing issue. Here are the opinions of Al Korelin and Chris Temple

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  1. On April 27, 2018 at 11:54 pm,
    b says:


    Jewish-American on Israel’s Fascism: “No Hope For Change From Within”

    Abby Martin interviews journalist and author Max Blumenthal on the current situation in Palestine and the Israeli occupation.

    • On April 28, 2018 at 11:44 am,
      terra,laser says:

      I watched the entire video – some thoughts:
      !) Who after watching this and last weeks posts wants to stand up and put forth a counterargument to Bob M? I think the position he has been advocating on this issue is wholly supported. Who after watching this and following what is going on will cast their moral lot with the the Israelis?

      2) I find it ironic that after 70 years from the official founding of the modern state of Israel, the Isaeli’s are doing the same jackboot actions to their neighbors as was done to them in Europe leading up to WWII.

      3) All of this while almost all Israelis will not dare to look upon the most famous Jew of the last 2K years. The same person who is central to the development and history of Western society and culture that the Israelis so like to try and emulate.

      • On April 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm,
        Big Al says:

        This is a very difficult video for me to watch. I will post this video shortly with my comments.

      • On April 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Your point number three above hit me like a ton of bricks. Thank you terra.laser.

        • On April 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm,
          terra,laser says:

          thanks Al. Those very same falling bricks you mention that have led such a multitude to call Him Messiah will – as scripture says – also fall on at least some of the Israeli’s

          “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.” Zechariah 12:10

          I can only imagine how bitter that day will be…

    • On April 28, 2018 at 1:45 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks, Chris.

  2. On April 28, 2018 at 8:30 am,
    Silverdollar says:

    Chris seems to have a good grasp of history in the Middle East. One could even go further back to post WW1 and the creation/division that took place over the Ottoman Empire. Geographical borders were created without regard to language, ethnicities, customs and history. The European victors, France and England were the main culprits. Syria, Palestine, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey were some of the results. Later, when the European colonialists gave everyone there freedom was when the struggles for internal power/control by the strongmen took over. The struggle for control of resources (oil-gas) and shipping lanes (Suez, Dardanelles, Persian Gulf) became points of conflict. Importance of the area seemed to blossom after WWII and in the 50’s was when the intrigue began in Iran with the newly created CIA in partnership with Britain’s desire to control the oil. In the 70’s we saw OPEC, the 6 day war, the oil embargos and the Iranian Revolution. On top of all this, the continual struggle between Islam and Christianity with the Jewish state in the middle, created from a sense of guilt by stealing lands formerly claimed by Palestinians. In all of it, we had our fingers involved with the goal of control and profits with the American people knowing little. We were the heroes (we thought) in pushing Saddam out of Kuwait. Later, when George the younger decided to “finish daddy’s job” 90% of the American people believed the BS propaganda. The press failed America in it’s greatest time of need by going along with the games and not asking enough hard questions.
    I look at March of 2003 as the beginning of the end for the American Empire. The Iraq invasion began a series of events that we’re still dying for today and whose cost will continually be more than we can bear. JMO.

    • On April 28, 2018 at 9:03 am,
      GH says:

      A good synopsis. I would only differ on one point, ‘The press failed America’. This presumes that the press serves America. In fact, the press is one of the key weapons of a hostile force, and it accomplished exactly what was intended.

      • On April 28, 2018 at 9:47 am,
        Big Al says:

        You really have to wonder about the press. I will be posting an interesting e-mail shortly which really scares me. Actually , I will turn it into a Daily Editorial.

      • On April 28, 2018 at 5:51 pm,
        Silverdollar says:

        The point I was trying to make was that the press failed to do it’s job in alerting the people of the lies that were put together to drag us into the invasion. I suppose they were simply joining the majority of the populace. All one had to do was put one of those stupid stickers on your car saying “I Support the Troops”. In essence this was saying I support the War.
        During the Vietnam War it was eventually the Press that helped the People see the truth……….that and watching the bodies come back home in those Aluminum caskets.

    • On April 28, 2018 at 9:42 am,
      IBig Al says:

      I have to agree with your comment. I thought that I made that very clear in my verbal comments. Defining march of 2003 as the “beginning of the end of the American Empire could very well be a very accurate comment on your part. I am not sure how any rational person could disagree with it.

      I appear to me that the Bible is correct in connecting the end of the world, as we know it with the Middle East. After all that is where it all really started isn’t it.

  3. On April 28, 2018 at 10:03 am,
    Ebolan says:

    Have to agree with Chris.

    I’ve said it before and will say it again. He is a Temple of wisdom!

  4. On April 28, 2018 at 10:05 am,
    Temple says:

    Thanks, Ebolan – as I say where investments and different sectors are concerned, I call ’em as I see ’em.