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Pres. Trump promised to bring our troops home so why are we relocating them to eastern Syria to protect Bashar al-Assad’s oilfields when it’s not our problem- it’s his and his country’s

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Not clear as to WHY it behooves the United States to monitor Syria’s oilfields…
Bakersfield, CA 93304, 11-01-2019 Friday: I have watched with disgust the mess in Syria and commented on how President Donald J. Trump did a magnificent thing in whacking both ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as well as his number two.  With the eradication of each piece of Islamic State vermin from the face of the globe, future ISIS leaders will be drooling morons whom schoolchildren will be able to locate and whack themselves, sort of like ‘the Messiah’ in that farce, “Preacher[i].”  Sad day for a group that once spread terror across the Middle East and in other parts of the world.     
What confuses me is how we, the United States, are going to protect Syrian oilfields in the eastern part of that beleaguered country from the remnants of ISIS as well as from Bashar al-Assad’s government, his Russian backers, and Iranian mercenaries.  How we are going to do this is unclear to me because the oil does belong to Syria, right, and it is their duty to prevent whatever scuzz bag ISIS dead-enders might rise to profit from the oil, not ours. 
Now, Iraq does not want us there and who can blame them?  Right?  I mean, we invaded their country, forced the minority Sunnis to relinquish power to the Shiite majority while protecting Iraq’s Kurds in the north.  Were it not for our invasion back in 2003, I think Iraq would still be a bulwark against Iranian hegemony whereas now, the Shiite-led government is a willing co-conspirator with Tehran in seeking to destabilize the Middle East.
I think the invasion of Iraq was a calamity.  We should not have done it in the first place.  The claim was ‘they have weapons of mass destruction’ to which, I would respond that numerous countries across the globe, both friend and foe, have all manner of WMDs including doomsday devices that could destroy much of the world as we know it yet, we are not invading them
Besides, we gave up the ability and most likely the right of controlling WMDs around the world when we failed to stop the then-Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons program.  
Therefore, why would we take it upon ourselves to invade Iraq when it was clear that the evidence was questionable at best as well as the fact that Saddam Hussein was NOT responsible for September 11, 2001 but that our number two Middle Eastern ally- Saudi Arabia- mostly was.  Why did we not go to war with the Saudis rather than attacking Iraq?  It made no sense nor does it now.
I have never really written on these topics before so this is a first for me.  Sure, a day or two ago, I was pumping up President Trump for exterminating that piece of house-infesting insect drivel, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the president did the world a big favor. 
After all, Baghdadi did godawful things around the world whereas that murderous piece of scum- Saddam Hussein- did things mostly within his country.  The things he did were heinous crimes against humanity but it is NOT up to us but to the United Nations to contend with countries that don’t behave in the manner that civilized ones do, yet, they haven’t gone to war with anyone since the Korean conflict of the 1950s. 
For some unknown reason, the United States has taken it upon itself to play the part of the world’s policeman.  How has it worked for us so far?  In the 1960s-1970s, we lost loads of people in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos and took it upon ourselves in the 1980s to invade Grenada, Panama, and other places where we knew we could win the day. 
Yes, there were reasons for us to go to war but as long as the nation is not behind the conflict and as long as every American does not share in the agony and the grief, there is no point in waging police actions and interventions around the globe as it makes people in those countries hate and despise us, many seeking to exact vengeance by committing some despicable act of terrorism. 
One of the major reasons WHY millions of Americans voted for Donald J. Trump to be president and will vote to reelect him next year is because he promised to pull the country out of the ongoing military interventions around the world that deplete our nation’s treasury, rob our progeny of their rightful futures, and cause subsequent terrorist events because the nations in which we do intervene do not feel they can challenge us on equal terms on the field of battle and so resort to terrorism.
Why then does it behoove the United States to defend Syrian oilfields?  The oil is theirs, right?  After all, we are producing our own oil and even better, exporting it to growing demand around the world.  Being self-sustainable is extremely important and we are certainly doing a bang up job of it even though a putz such as Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to crush the Golden State’s production of oil and natural gas[ii]
We can remain in eastern Syria for a year, a decade, or far longer and the result is going to be the same when another future president decides to pull our troops from yet another self-imposed ‘guard duty’ we chose to inflict on ourselves.  The only difference will be the number of lives and the amount of resources we expend keeping watch on oil that does not belong to us nor will we ever see come to this country.
President Trump, I pray you stop listening to the neocons and do the right thing.  If we must maintain forces in the Middle East to monitor the scrap heap of ISIS, can we not do it from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Israel, and Jordan?  It seems like those nations are nearby so let’s pull our troops and either bring them home or let’s relocate them to the other aforementioned nations.
As for the ISIS prisoners being held by the Syrian Kurds?  Time to start eliminating them.  If we lack the nerve and the guts to do it, there are others who will gladly do it, provided we make it worth their while.
See you tomorrow, folks; happy All-Saints Day!
Kilgore Randalini
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11-01-2019 Friday—Political Topics and Essays, Part MCMLXXV: “Pres. Trump promised to bring our troops home so why are we relocating them to eastern Syria to protect Bashar al-Assad’s oilfields when it’s not our problem- it’s his and his country’s” by Chef Kilgore Randalini
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TODAY IN HISTORY—NOVEMBER 01, 2019:
All Saints’ Day






A.                1210: King John of England begins imprisoning Jews.
B.                1349: The Duke of Brabant orders the execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of having ‘poisoned the wells.’
C.                1512: Michelangelo’s patron, Pope Julius II, officially unveiled the artist's just-completed paintings on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.
D.                1604: William Shakespeare’s play, “Othello,” hits the stage for its debut.
E.                1755: After an earthquake followed by aftershocks and a tsunami hit Lisbon, Portugal, at least 60,000 people lost their lives.  
F.                 1765: The Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from the American colonists.  However, the British government repealed the act in March of 1766 on the same day that the Parliament passed the Declaratory Acts, which asserted that the British government had FREE and TOTAL legislative power in the colonies.
G.               1800: President John Adams became the first president to live in the White House when he and his family moved into it on this date.
H.               1834: The first published reference to the card game, “Poker,” takes place after the journalist sees it played on a Mississippi riverboat.
I.                   1848: Samuel Gregory opened the first medical school for women in Boston, Massachusetts, on this date.  The Boston Female Medical School later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine. 
J.                  1856: The first magazine devoted to photography—Daguerreian Journal—underwent first publication on this date in New York City.
K.               1861: During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln named Major General George B. McClellan General-in-Chief of the Union armies, succeeding General Winfield Scott.
L.                1864: Established by an act of the Congress of the United States, the U.S. Postal money order system went into effect.
M.              1866: The Republicans pass the first Civil Rights Bill in the history of the United States.
N.                1870: The United States Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations on this date using 24 locations that provided reports via telegraph.
O.               1879: Thomas Edison executed his first patent application for a high-resistance carbon filament.
P.                 1899: North and South Dakota enter the United States as the 39th and 40th states of the Union.
Q.               1896: In the National Geographic Magazine, the first appearance of naked women—belonging to Zulu women—occurs.
R.                1911: In the first aerial bombing, Italian aircraft dropped bombs on the Tanguira oasis in Libya.
S.                 1914: Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg becomes commander on the Eastern Front during World War I.
T.                1917: During World War I, the first American soldiers die in combat on the Western Front.
U.                1920: Warren G. Harding becomes the 29th president of the United States.
V.                1922: Kemal Ataturk abolishes the Ottoman Empire; he proclaims the new nation of Turkey in its place.
W.             1924: The first American franchise of the National Hockey League —the Boston Bruins—forms.
X.                1936: In a speech in Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini described the alliance between his country and Nazi Germany as an “axis” running between Rome and Berlin.
Y.                1939: The first operational jet fighter, the Heinkel HE-178, is demonstrated to the German Luftwaffe chiefs.
Z.                1942: During World War II, the Battle of El Alamein enters its 10th day in North Africa as Axis troops continue to throw back the British 8th Army.
AA.          1944: “Harvey,” a comedy by Mary Chase about a genial fellow named Elwood P. Dowd and his friend, an invisible six-foot-three rabbit, opened on Broadway.
BB.           1945: John H. Johnson publishes the first issue of “Ebony” magazine.
CC.          1946: Ric Grech, original bassist with the English band, Family, and with Eric Clapton in the short-lived band, Blind Faith, was born.  Meanwhile, in the NBA, the New York Knickerbockers play their first game; beat the Toronto Huskies 68-66.
DD.          1947: Bob Weston, future guitarist with Fleetwood Mac in the late 1970’s and the man that had an affair with Mick Fleetwood’s wife, was born in England on this date.
EE.           1948: President Harry S. Truman wins reelection in an upset over Republican Thomas H. Dewey
FF.           1950: Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington, D.C., in a failed attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman.  One of the pair died along with a White House police officer.  Finally, future member of the American rock band, America, Dan Peek, is born on this date.
GG.         1951: John H. Johnson founds “Jet” magazine.
HH.         1952: The United States exploded its first hydrogen bomb, codenamed “Ivy Mike,” at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.     
II.               1954: Algerian nationalists began their successful 7-year rebellion against French rule.  
JJ.             1959: Jim Brown, running back for the Cleveland Browns, scores FIVE touchdowns in a win over the Baltimore Colts.  Meanwhile, Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens became the first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask.
KK.         1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis ends as President John F. Kennedy announces that the USSR is dismantling its missile bases in Cuba.
LL.           1963: Future drummer for the British rock band, Def LeppardRick Allen—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
MM.      1964: Len Dawson of the Kansas City Chiefs passes for six touchdowns vs. the Denver Broncos 49-39.
NN.          1966: The NFL awards its 16th franchise, the New Orleans Saints, on All-Saints Day.
OO.         1968: The Motion Picture Association of America unveiled its new voluntary film rating system: G for General, M for mature (later changed to GP, then PG), R for restricted and X (later changed to NC-17) for adults only.
PP.           1973: Leon Jaworski became the new Watergate special prosecutor in the ongoing case.
QQ.         1979: The U.S. government loans $1.5 billion to Chrysler Automotive to keep it afloat.  Meanwhile, former first lady Mamie Eisenhower died in Washington, D.C., at age 82.  Meanwhile, Shiite whack-job Ayatollah Khomeini urged all Iranians to demonstrate on November 04 and to expand their attacks against the U.S. and Israel.  On November 04, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage.
RR.          1989: East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia, prompting tens of thousands of refugees to flee to the West.
SS.            2004: American contract worker Roy Hallums was one of several people kidnapped during an armed assault on the Baghdad compound where he lived.  However, Coalition forces could rescue him on September 7, 2005.  Elsewhere, U.N. nuclear agency chief Mohamed El Baradei urged Iran to suspend uranium enrichment and called on North Korea to dismantle its weapons program. 
TT.           2008: Jimmy Carl Black, original drummer with the Mothers of Invention 1964-69, died from lung cancer on this date.
UU.          2009: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces that Israel and the Palestinians must resume peace talks as soon as possible.
VV.          2010: The Communist government of China announces it will take its first full census in more than ten years.
WW.     2011: After a Northeaster, hit the Eastern United States with heavy snowfall on Halloween, four states and 1.5 million people still lack power. 
XX.          2012: Following a hit by Hurricane Sandy on New York and other parts of the East Coast, which resulted in more than 90 fatalities, the region still suffers gas and power outages as well as limited public transportation. 
YY.          2013: According to Brainy History, Fannie Mae files an $800 million lawsuit against nine banks for manipulating the Libor benchmark interest rate; the banks involved include Bank of America and Citigroup.
ZZ.          2014:  Following the devastating crash of Spaceship One and the loss of one life, Virgin Galactic CEO, and owner Richard Branson says the company will first determine what went wrong before making the decision as to if pursue the dream of space tourism.       
AAA.   2017: In Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers by a final score of 5-1.  This was the first World Series won by the Astros, a team formed in 1962 and which originally played in the National League.  The Houston team jumped out early in the first two innings, knocking Dodger starting pitcher Yu Darvish out of the game midway through the second inning.                  










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[i] “The Messiah” in this black comedy on AMC was a dribbling moron because of being inbred down a long line of ‘messiahs’ and it’s clear that as the United States eradicates the backup leaders to the murderous thug, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the quality of the individuals will be on a par with the character in the show. 
[ii] This is Gov. Gavin Newsom’s eventual goal: ending one of the biggest sources of tax revenues for the state, the production of oil and natural gas.  This is one of the reasons that will result in his successful recall. 













































































































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With the collapse of the Zombies, keyboardist Rod Argent formed a new band, named after himself: Argent.  Their first album, aptly titled, “Argent,” came out on January 12, 1970 and served as a proper debut for a band that would enjoy the limelight for about a decade.  The band consisted of Rod Argent (all keyboards/vocals), Russ Ballard (guitars/vocals), Jim Rodford (bass/vocals), and Bob Henrit (drums and percussion).  The tune, “Liar,” penned by Ballard enjoyed success and the American rock band, Three Dog Night would make it into a monster hit.  We hope you will seek this album out and consider adding it to your collection- you will be glad you did.


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Today’s Frank Zappa and the Mothers album is their fourteenth album, “Roxy and Elsewhere,” which appeared on record store shelves on September 07, 1974 and presented this inimitable band live on stage at the famed Roxy and in other venues, too.  Great music and a definite must for all serious collectors of the band and of the musical times, you can buy this CD now simply picking it up at your favorite site for the best in rock music.

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Robert Plant came back with yet another big-selling album, “Mighty Re-Arranger,” which he released on April 21, 2005.  He returned with Strange Sensation which featured  Liam “Skin” Tyson and Justin Adams (guitars), John Baggott (keyboards/ bass) and Clive Deamer (drums).   The famed hard-rock vocalist was demonstrating he had much left to offer and that sans Led Zeppelin, he had a unique solo identity.  We hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your collection- you will be glad you did.

       














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