World War III

12 06 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Some of us have lived through World War II, the Korean War, our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and “minor skirmishes” such as John F. Kennedy’s “Bay of Pigs” fiasco in Cuba.[2]  In the tony area of Los Angeles called Brentwood, just up the street from where O.J. Simpson killed his wife Nicole and Ron Goldman, my elementary school classmates and I went through mock nuclear attack drills.  We had to hide under our school desks and cover our heads, to protect ourselves against “falling debris” from Soviet attacks that thankfully never came.

Growing up a mile or so west of the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, my first and only childhood memories of World War II were of giant searchlights—like those used at Hollywood movie premieres—scanning the skies for Japanese aircraft.  Was this an overreaction?  The fact is that a Japanese submarine shelled the Santa Barbara oilfields at Ellwood, just north of today’s UCSB college campus.[3]

Now, in a country that few Americans knew anything about, Russia’s KGB-trained killer Vladimir Putin’s thugs have destroyed much of Ukraine, and have raped and tortured Ukrainian women, and subjected Ukrainians to barbarism not seen in Europe since World War II.  Many forget that when his Soviet antecedents entered Berlin at the end of that war, they raped an estimated 2 million German women.  A former secretary of mine was a young girl there; and what she witnessed was unspeakable.  No human being should ever go through that, she told me, yet it is happening again, as Putin’s barbarians defy all civilized norms.

And all of this is occurring as the world slowly recovers from China’s deadly Coronavirus pandemic and its lockdowns, which have killed or injured millions, physically, economically and mentally.  Not satisfied, the Chinese huns in Beijing are threatening war unless the United States and the West acquiesce to their demands regarding Taiwan and the Pacific.[4]  As if this was not enough, Putin even threatens the Arctic[5], in addition to unleashing a nuclear war.

None of the catastrophes overshadow the possibility of nation-ending EMP attacks, which might kill millions.[6]  Is this pure and unadulterated madness?  Of course it is.[7]  And it is occurring at a time in history when the United States is leaderless, and perhaps more divided than at anytime since the Vietnam War.  We have a President who can barely utter a complete thought, and who may have been mentally impaired after at least two brain operations.[8]  And we have a Vice President standing in the wings and waiting for him to “croak,” who was a former ho.[9]

Also, illegal aliens (including human traffickers and members of drug cartels) have been flooding across our borders, unobstructed.  Crime has been spiraling out of control because our police have been targeted by the thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels of “Black Lives Matter,” Antifa and other far-Left groups, which have burned our cities and destroyed black and other businesses.  Prices for gasoline and other commodities have reached stratospheric levels, and are expected to climb even higher, because America’s eco-Nazis have sought to curtail or destroy our oil production and independence.  And shortages of vital goods exist.

The United States has been weakened at a critical time in history when we as Americans—of all colors, ethnicities, religious beliefs and economic levels—can ill afford it.  Needless to say, this whets the appetites of our enemies, and is what they have been planning carefully for years.  Our automobile sales lots are empty because of the shortage of chips and other essential parts.  Our laptops and many cellphones are made in China; and if Chinese products were removed from the shelves of Walmart stores, they would be decimated.

The game of chess is won by those who plan ahead, and advance methodically from move to move, and from “check” to “checkmate.”  Right now it can be argued that China and Russia are moving ever so close to having us in “check,” by crippling our great nation.  Their next move would be “checkmate,” which would destroy our lives as we have known them.  Only by waking up now, and realizing fully the perils we face, can we avoid a catastrophic end that none of us ever thought would be possible.

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See, e.g.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_Pigs_Invasion (“Bay of Pigs Invasion”)

[3]  See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Ellwood (“Bombardment of Ellwood”)

[4]  See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10906289/China-threatens-war-saying-smash-smithereens-independence-plot-Taiwan.html (“China threatens war when it comes to ‘independence plot’ over Taiwan”)

[5]  See https://news.yahoo.com/russian-military-moves-in-the-arctic-worry-the-us-and-nato-090027224.html (“Russian military moves in the Arctic worry the U.S. and NATO”)

[6]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/emp-attack-only-30-million-americans-survive/ (“EMP Attack: Only 30 Million Americans Survive”) (see also the comments beneath the article)

[7]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/01/world-war-iii-has-begun/ (“World War III Has Begun”)

[8]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/biden-is-brain-dead/ (“Biden Is Brain Dead”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10906963/Top-Democrats-say-Biden-NOT-run-election-2024.html (“Top Democrats say Biden should NOT run for re-election in 2024”)

[9]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/11/brain-dead-joe-biden-has-picked-willie-browns-ho-as-our-next-president/ (“Brain Dead Joe Biden Has Picked Willie Brown’s Ho As Our Next President”)





Let The Celebrations Begin—Putin Will Die Soon

5 05 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Vladimir Putin will die, hopefully a grisly death.  This is an immutable fact—of how the civilized world views him.  He alone is principally responsible for the killing of innocent Ukrainians; the raping and disfigurement of Ukrainian women, men and children; and the suffering of so many.

The more he suffers, the louder and longer will be the exhalations and celebrations.  He and Russians are viewed as global pariahs, and very sick perverts.[2]  Yes, that may seem harsh, cruel and even Godless, but what he has done to destroy Ukraine and its courageous people is sadistic and barbaric at the very least.  He is pure evil, incarnate.

Soon, Russia may implode like the Soviet Union before it, and exist no more.  Putinism will die with Putin.[3]  The rape of approximately 2 million German women by the Soviet military—aka Russian barbarians—when they entered Berlin at the end of World War II, will have been avenged, somewhat.

Now a healing must take place, or at least begin, among Ukrainians.  Those who fled their country must be welcomed back; and its heroes must be honored.  Families must be reconstituted; and rebuilding must take place.  Like the fall of the USSR, and in particular Berlin and Dresden in East Germany (or the DDR), reconstruction will erase the most visible scars of a war that will never be forgotten.

Lastly, America’s despicable Left—aka Democrats or so-called “Progressives”—have rigged our elections since the days of John F. Kennedy.  They have encouraged riots in our streets by the thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels of “Black Lives Matter,” Antifa and other far-Left groups, which have killed or hurt innocent Americans including our police; and destroyed black and other businesses.  Now, they are rioting again and trying to subvert decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.[4]

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See, e.g., https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18402141/vladimir-putin-parkinsons-paranoia-traitors-insane/ (“Vladimir Putin is suffering from early stage Dementia & his paranoia is driving him insane, says former KGB agent”) and https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/russian-officers-shocked-putins-wild-26850180 (“Russian officers in dismay at Putin’s orders which leave 400 soldiers dead a day”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10781397/Russian-soldiers-raping-Ukrainian-men-boys-women-says-war-crimes-investigator.html (“Russian soldiers are raping Ukrainian men and boys as well as women, says UN war crimes investigator”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10781737/Putins-Holodomor-Russia-steals-400-000-tonnes-grain-occupied-Ukraine.html (“‘Putin’s Holodomor’: Russia steals 400,000 tonnes of grain from occupied Ukraine sparking fears of a devastating food crisis in the country in chilling echo of Stalin’s famine”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10782185/Ukraine-war-Communications-lost-Mariupol-defenders.html (“Moment Russia uses ‘thermobaric warheads’ to devastate Azovstal plant: Communications are lost with heroic last defenders of Mariupol a day after Russian troops began storming the steel works”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10783207/Ukraine-war-Russian-T-90M-main-battle-tank-destroyed.html (“Moment £4m next-generation Russian super-tank with reinforced steel and special automatic defence system is blown up by Ukrainian army just days after making its battlefield debut”) and https://www.the-sun.com/news/5268666/putin-practises-nuclear-missile-strikes-nato/ (“Putin practises NUCLEAR missile strikes and chemical attack in chilling war games on Nato border”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10786445/Ukraine-war-Russians-kicked-Azovstal-steel-works.html (“Russians ‘KICKED OUT’ of Azovstal – as defenders are ‘dying in agony'”); see also https://www.dickmorris.com/an-endgame-exit-strategy-for-putin/ (“Dick Morris: An Endgame Exit Strategy For Putin?”) and https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/world/europe/russia-invasion-ukraine-elections.html (“A U.S. Diplomat says Russia is planning to annex parts of Ukraine with ‘sham’ elections”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10784941/US-intelligence-helped-Ukraine-kill-multiple-Russian-generals-Putins-troops-invaded.html (“US intelligence ‘has helped Ukraine kill multiple Russian generals’ since Putin’s troops invaded”)

[3]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/04/30/russia-must-not-be-crippled-but-destroyed-like-the-soviet-union-before-it/ (“Russia Must Not Be Crippled, But Destroyed Like The Soviet Union Before It”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/john-f-kennedy-the-most-despicable-president-in-american-history/ (“John F. Kennedy: The Most Despicable President In American History”) (see also the extensive footnotes beneath the article) and https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-law-enforcement-prepares-for-potential-violence-unrest-after-roe-decision-204137717.html (“Law enforcement prepares for potential post-Roe unrest”) and https://www.westernjournal.com/justice-roberts-goes-nuclear-activates-police-force-answerable-court/ (“Chief Justice Roberts Goes Nuclear, Activates Police Force Answerable Only to the Court Itself”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10785709/Fence-SCOTUS-Justices-cancels-events-police-brace-violence-Roe-leak.html (“Huge fence around SCOTUS and Justices cancels events over Roe leak”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10787407/Roberts-calls-leak-absolutely-appalling-slams-one-bad-apple-tried-sway-Roe-decision.html (“Roberts calls Supreme Court Roe leak ‘absolutely appalling'”)





America Is Led By A Visibly Incompetent Blunderer, Whose Incautious Public Blusterings Can Be Taken No More Seriously Than The Rantings Of A Child

8 04 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

The title of this article are the words of Wilfred McClay, a professor of history at Hillsdale College, which are worth reading and reflecting on:

Forty-four days into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, evidence continues to accumulate of Russian brutalities and hideous atrocities inflicted upon the people of that long-suffering land.

The mass graves and corpses littering the streets in the town of Bucha tell a horrifying tale of wanton and indiscriminate murder, and many world leaders — including President Joe Biden — are labeling the Russian actions war crimes.

There have been thousands of innocent victims—5,000 alone in the city of Mariupol—and their blood cries out from the ground.

Yet it is far from clear what we in the United States can or should do.

We can join other countries in imposing economic sanctions on Russia.

We can increase the supply of weapons to Ukraine, including high-tech arms, amid concerns that Russia is about to launch a large offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.

We can continue to dial up the volume of our moral indignation, our condemnation of Vladimir Putin, our treatment of the Russian nation as an international pariah, most recently by suspending Russia from the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.

But it seems unlikely that such actions will accomplish much, even as our national leaders repeat their empty vow to do ‘everything we can’ for the Ukraine.

‘We want to see this come to an end as quickly as possible,’ Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell on April 6. ‘And that’s exactly why we’re making sure we’re doing everything we can to support Ukraine…’

Of course, America is not doing ‘everything we can’.

We have all but ruled out the type of assistance requested by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, such as a no-fly zone over his desperate country.

President Joe Biden has pledged that American troops will not directly engage with Russian forces.

So, what explains this glaring self-delusion?

And don’t our traditions demand more of us?

Americans are a compassionate people, we say, and surely we cannot stand idly by while such barbarity is unleashed and allowed free reign.

We have a proud heritage, it will be said, of coming to the aid of the suffering people of the world, the homeless and the tempest-tossed.

Moreover, the Ukrainian effort to resist the Russians is a just and valiant one, consonant with the longstanding American commitment to self-rule and national self-determination.

Can our consciences permit us to look away?

Our traditions and our history do not speak with one clear voice, though.

There has always been a tension in the American mind, between assuming a posture of restraint and aloofness from the world, and one of zealous engagement and intervention.

In 1831 John Quincy Adams, reacting to calls for American intervention in Greece, declared that ‘America goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.’

That memorable statement, so reflective of the country’s heritage of republican government, supplied much of the basis for American foreign policy during the nineteenth century.

But with the Spanish-American War of 1898, which was (not coincidentally) sparked by Spanish atrocities committed against the people of Cuba, this changed.

By the twentieth century Adams’s restraint had been replaced by the crusading zeal of leaders like Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, who sought to cover the earth with American influence, and go in search of monsters to destroy.

It would be a terrible injustice to deny the beneficence of American influence over the course of the twentieth century.

Neither of the two great world wars could have been brought to a close with an Allied victory without the strength and sacrifice supplied by the United States.

The world has good reason to be grateful.

But we have not been consistent in dealing with cases of atrocity.

A few examples.

There will always be a pall hanging over Franklin Roosevelt’s administration for its failure to do more to forestall the murder of European Jews in Germany’s death camps.

True, we took part NATO’s bombing campaign against Yugoslavia in 1999, which was prompted by Yugoslavia’s ethnic cleansing of Albanians.

But in the Biafran genocide of the late 1960s in which some 2 million were killed; there was little response from the US government, though much response from non-governmental organizations.

And there was a similar lack of response to the Rwandan massacres of 1994, in which nearly 700,000 died.

But that is not all.

If we are to soberly contemplate the limits on our actions in Ukraine, a terrible reality must be faced.

We have in recent years accumulated a dismal record of failing to honor the pledges we have made to the people we propose to aid, and as a result, we have contributed to the immense suffering of those who had relied upon us.

That was one of the indelible legacies of the war in Vietnam.

And more recently, with the nation’s colossally damaging bug-out from Afghanistan last year, and now with the situation in Ukraine, that record has become even more toxic.

As satisfying as it is for us to moralize about Putin’s being an evil and demonic man, we seem to have forgotten that in the early 1990s, Ukraine’s leadership was induced to disarm the country and abandon its stockpile of nuclear weapons, in exchange for signed guarantees from the international community ensuring its future security.

What are those guarantees worth now?

Would any of today’s carnage be happening if Ukraine had kept those weapons?

What lesson will other nations draw from this betrayal?

What is our moral responsibility for having created this state of affairs?

No, the unfortunate truth is that the credibility of our country and governing class stands at a low point.

The biggest obstacle to our taking effective action in the world is ourselves—our largely self-imposed economic, military, and moral weakness.

In today’s political climate, with America’s international leadership ebbing fast, and its presidential office occupied by a visibly incompetent blunderer, whose incautious public blusterings can be taken no more seriously than the rantings of a child, the United States is simply in no shape to take on the long and complex work of international diplomacy.

Based on our recent track record, there is no reason to believe we have the capacity, as a nation, to sustain a serious effort in that direction.

Instead, since at least the 2000 election, we have saved most of our energies for vicious and unproductive domestic politics, including an astonishingly deceitful effort, undertaken with the support of high-ranking officials in our intelligence agencies, to convince the American people that their president had been elected by means of ‘collusion’ with the Russians.

Now that this effort has collapsed, though with no one being punished for it, the American people are confused and distrustful of their own rulers.

They are properly horrified by Putin’s actions in Ukraine. But they are not willing to take serious and sacrificial actions on the orders of a ruling elite that they do not trust.

Who can blame them?

We have been living in a dream world, thinking that our conspicuous internal divisions, exposed to all the world, would never be used against us, someday and somehow, to maximum effect.

We are paying the price for having been, for too long, an unserious nation governed by unserious people.

We can come back from this, as we have come back from folly and decadence before. But there is not much more time to waste.

And of course, Putin is far from being the most formidable of our adversaries.

Let us hope that the current crisis in Ukraine will begin to wake us up.[2]

Professor McClay’s words are sobering, and may prove to be prophetic.  We have adversaries globally who want to destroy us and our allies, and reinstitute the “dark ages.”  Two of them are Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping who launched the Coronavirus pandemic that has killed so many globally.

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10700633/Americas-pledge-Ukraine-delusional-historian-WILFRED-MCCLAY.html (“Americans are torn between the desire to save Ukraine and the sad reality that we won’t. Years of division and a visibly incompetent blunderer as president have made our nation weak, writes historian WILFRED MCCLAY”); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/27/the-search-for-sanity-amidst-so-much-insanity/ (“The Search For Sanity Amidst So Much Insanity”)





Good Versus Pure Evil—Bloody Images From Ukraine

3 04 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

•  Vladimir Putin’s thugs booby-trapping Ukrainian corpses that are lying in the streets, which their loved ones cannot retrieve, out of fear that they too will die.[2]

•  Women being raped, which the Russians have done again and again, as their Soviet ancestors did when they entered Berlin in World War II—an estimated 2 million victims, the largest mass rape in history.[3]

•  Ukrainian babies being killed, or joining others as orphans.

•  Putin is a KGB-trained killer, who is every bit as ruthless as Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin.[4]

This is the reality of Putin’s attempted conquest of Ukraine.  Yet, Joe Biden and the West levy sanctions that are inadequate, and arm the courageous Ukrainians with weapons that are not enough to win.  They view the war “through rose-colored glasses,” according to one female Ukrainian politician.  They seek to mollify growing public opinion that Putin’s forces must be defeated, humiliated and sent back to Mother Russia in body bags.

When I left the United States Senate, I concluded that the Democrats were “evil” but smart, while the Republicans were “Neanderthals” and dumb.[5]  Aside from Biden being brain dead, or cascading toward that end, and Kamala Harris being a pathetic, embarrassing, tragic joke[6], their Administration’s policies keep getting worse with each passing day.  Their goal seems to be to destroy the United States; and their collective policies are moving our great nation rapidly in that direction.

The question has been asked already whether we will have a country when they leave office in January of 2025.[7]  It was not asked rhetorically or in jest, but in all seriousness.  Like it or not, we are in a global war with Putin and Russia, and Xi Jinping and China; and they seem to be winning.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  The Ukrainians must be given anything and everything that they need to win. In a very real sense, they are our surrogates, and the surrogates of NATO countries—and of the Taiwanese, who may be next.

It has been reported that public opinion in Russia favors Putin by more than 80 percent—what has been described as his “skyrocketing popularity.”[8]  He is winning the public relations war.  Our ally India is trading with him. Israel has curried favor with him for years, yet it depends on American aid.  Biden has effectively shut down our oil and gas spigots, which drives up domestic prices.  Inflation is rampant. Our southern border is wide open.  And chaos reigns here at home, after China’s Coronavirus pandemic has devastated us . . . while the Democrats and corporate Leftists like those at Disney focus on the rights of transsexuals and other freaks of nature.[9]

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10678637/Russian-forces-pullout-slow-noticeable-northern-Ukraine-President-Zelensky-says.html (“Volodymyr Zelensky condemns Russia for booby-trapping corpses and abandoned homes as they retreat from the north – a day after scores of executed civilians were found on ‘highway of death'”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10679301/Pictured-Columns-Russian-vehicles-line-highways-Kyiv-tank-graveyards.html (“Ukraine takes back ‘whole Kyiv region’: Columns of Russian armoured vehicles line the highways in ‘tank graveyards’ as advancing Ukrainians find civilians shot with their hands tied behind their backs”); see also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10679093/There-no-outcome-victory-Defiant-Zelensky-says-Ukraine-NEVER-concede.html (“‘There is no outcome other than victory!’ Defiant Zelensky says that Ukraine will NEVER concede Crimea or any other territory and his people will not accept anything less than the defeat of invading Russia”)

[3]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/the-silent-voices-of-stalin%E2%80%99s-soviet-holocaust-and-mao%E2%80%99s-chinese-holocaust/ (“The Silent Voices Of Stalin’s Soviet Holocaust And Mao’s Chinese Holocaust”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://www.westernjournal.com/putin-signs-order-gas-cut-off-unless-world-leaders-meet-demand/ (“Putin Signs the Order: Gas to Be Cut Off Unless World Leaders Meet His Demand”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/russias-putin-is-a-killer/ (“Russia’s Putin Is A Killer”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/27/the-search-for-sanity-amidst-so-much-insanity/ (“The Search For Sanity Amidst So Much Insanity”)

The Democrats have been smart enough to rig elections, going back to the election of John F. Kennedy; and the Republicans have been too stupid to stop them.  And yes, lots of us began as Democrats, but will never vote for another one.

[6]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/biden-is-brain-dead/ (“Biden Is Brain Dead”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/11/brain-dead-joe-biden-has-picked-willie-browns-ho-as-our-next-president/ (“Brain Dead Joe Biden Has Picked Willie Brown’s Ho As Our Next President”)

[7]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/27/the-search-for-sanity-amidst-so-much-insanity/ (“The Search For Sanity Amidst So Much Insanity”)

[8]  See, e.g., https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/01/world/europe/russia-putin-support-ukraine.html (“Shaken at First, Many Russians Now Rally Behind Putin’s Invasion”)

[9]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10679783/Families-speak-having-swear-Disney-swing-left-woke-policies.html (“Disney boycott: Furious families are swearing off the entertainment conglomerate as they accuse it of ‘surrendering to the woke mob’ and ‘indoctrinating their children'”)





RIP Joe Biden And Vladimir Putin

20 03 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich is one of the most articulate historians and voices of reason in the world.  In a recent podcast dealing with the tragic events in Ukraine, Russia’s KGB-trained killer Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping, and our collective future as citizens of the world, he made the following points—which are paraphrased here:

•  It is extremely difficult for democracies to confront and defeat evil.  What Vladimir Putin is doing to the people of Ukraine can be characterized as evil, and the Western allied nations must come together to stop him.

•  Putin knows no bounds, and the “civilized world” hasn’t had the courage to confront him and establish bounds.

•  What the Ukrainians are getting from us are “psychological moments of sympathy,” which is not what they want at all, or need.

•  The United States has become pathetically incompetent.  The Biden White House is totally incompetent. The Defense Department is totally clueless.  Never send Kamala Harris anywhere.  She’s like sending a tiny little bunny rabbit to take on a grizzly bear, Putin.

•  If we allow evil to grow, and become acceptable—we’re seeing it at home with crime—we will witness grave dangers.

•  Xi Jinping is, in the long run, a much greater danger than Putin; and one that we’re going to have to deal with.

•  Evil is defeated by superior force.

•  Putin has created a Ukrainian nationalism.

•  The only thing dictators respect is strength.  If we don’t have the courage to stand up to evil, where does it stop?  The West should have eliminated Hitler early on.  The same is true of Putin now.

•  What is concerning is that the Ukrainians may decide that the world will not help them, and they have no choice other than to accept a compromise, in which case Putin will have won and will survive; and we will live in a much more dangerous world.[2]

Gingrich’s conclusions are sobering, because potentially they affect each of our lives.  Having dealt with the effects of China’s deadly Coronavirus pandemic, which are still with us[3], we are faced with the prospects of a global conflagration, or World War III.[4]

Andrew Neil has written a fine article in the UK’s Daily Mail about the tragedy of Vladimir Putin, which is worth reading. In it, he states:

Whatever the military outcome, Putin faces one of only two prospects: his demise, possibly bloody; or a future as an isolated global pariah with whom almost nobody will deal.

. . .

Putin’s mission was to re-establish Russia as a Great Power.  It is one of the ironies of his Ukrainian escapade that not only does its failure mark the beginning of the end for him, it signifies the relegation of Russia from the ranks of the world’s superpowers for at least a decade, if not a generation.”[5]

In the final analysis, it is clear that the Biden-Harris administration is incapable of addressing domestic and world challenges.  And the only question is whether America can survive and recover from their disastrous, traitorous time in office.

Joe Biden is brain dead or very close to it, and a global laughingstock; and Kamala Harris is a total disgrace.[6]  Will his death elevate her into the Oval Office?  Perish the thought.

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See https://www.gingrich360.com/2022/03/18/newts-world-episode-386-putin-verses-the-west/ (“Newt’s World – Episode 386: Putin verses the West – Gingrich 360”)

Query whether Putin’s death soon is the only event that might change the course of these events and predictions?

[3]  See Timothy D. Naegele, “The Coronavirus and Similar Global Issues: How to Address Them,” 137 BANKING L. J. 285 (June 2020) (see also https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf)

[4]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/01/world-war-iii-has-begun/ (“World War III Has Begun”)

[5]  See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10628889/ANDREW-NEIL-Turn-Russia-Great-Power-shambolic-invasion-opposite.html (“Turn Russia back into a Great Power? This shambolic invasion has done exactly the opposite”)

[6]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/biden-is-brain-dead/ (“Biden Is Brain Dead”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/11/brain-dead-joe-biden-has-picked-willie-browns-ho-as-our-next-president/ (“Brain Dead Joe Biden Has Picked Willie Brown’s Ho As Our Next President”)





We Are All Ukrainians

10 03 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

The story of the Ukrainians’ courageous actions against the savage onslaught of psychopathic megalomaniac KGB-trained killer Vladimir Putin’s Russians is the gist and essence of world history.  It is as though Putin’s life of nonstop butchery happened here and now alone; and he was like a trapped beast that was encircled or surrounded, and his death was necessary and inevitable.  Good versus evil.  Order versus chaos.  Courage versus cowardice.  God versus the Devil incarnate.  They have all arrived at this moment in time, and the world is riveted.  Everything else pales by comparison.[2]

Yes, those of us who are alive have survived China’s Coronavirus pandemic thus far, which has killed or hurt so many physically, psychologically and economically.[3]  Just when it seemed that a light was shining at the end of that dark tunnel, Putin attacked Ukraine and began killing its people and threatening mankind: men, women and children, of all ages and locales.  The Devil had been unleashed; and the Dark Ages seemed to descend on the world again, compliments of one man who was threatening a nuclear holocaust.

To many citizens of the world, it was like a nightmare that continues after one awakens.  A dark and ominous cloud, or a brutal storm that does not pass.  A tornado that keeps coming and coming, and will not go away.  Destroying houses and tall buildings, and creating massive throngs of refugees, and corpses where seconds before there was a human being with hope.  Women whose grief is preyed upon by those who would enslave them, and force them into prostitution.  The wholesale degradation of the human spirit. Hell hath arrived with a mind-numbing thud.

At the very least, Putin will be remembered as one of history’s greatest killers, along with Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin who killed millions.[4]  It is as though he is in the Roman Colosseum watching his gladiators fight to the death, for his sheer enjoyment and amusement, utter delight and pleasure.  Somehow he was transported back in time to feast on the blood of corpses, honestly believing that he would be adored by the multitudes whom he was entertaining.  Yet he will die; that is a given.[5]  And the Ukrainians will have triumphed.[6]  That will be their legacies.

Throw in the insatiable appetite of China’s Xi Jinping for global domination, and the possible plight of the Taiwanese, and we are faced with the possibility of World War III.[7]  Granted, it may be aborted if Putin dies, and dies a horrible death, sending a chilling message to the equally-brutal Chinese leader. Does he want to end up like Putin, a pariah whose life is over, and whose cruelty is ended because he defied an omniscient loving God?[8]

 

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2] See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10593177/Ukraine-war-Russia-reopens-evacuation-routes-besieged-cities.html (“Putin sinks to a new low: Maternity hospital in Mariupol is bombed”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10571561/First-Ukrainian-city-falls-Mayor-Kherson-tells-people-follow-orders-Russian-soldiers.html (“Russian forces seize control of Kherson: Mayor tells residents to obey Putin’s soldiers and begs troops not to shoot civilians as huge explosion hits Kyiv and Russia’s warships prepare amphibious assault on Odessa one week after start of the invasion”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10573065/Ukraine-war-Kyiv-convoy-hardly-moved-three-days.html (“More children’s blood on Putin’s hands: Father weeps over the body of his son killed by Russian shelling as Zelensky says ‘heroic’ resistance will stop Kyiv from falling and Ukrainian minister accuses Vladimir of war crimes”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10594341/President-Zelensky-survived-DOZEN-assassination-attempts-close-adviser-claims.html (“President Zelensky has survived ‘more than a DOZEN assassination attempts’ with various killers ‘liquidated’, one of his close advisers claims”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10592485/Tatyana-Perebeynos-cut-alongside-two-children-Russian-ceasefire-shelling-Irpin.html (“Tatyana Perebeynos cut down alongside her two children during Russian ‘ceasefire’ shelling of Irpin”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10576675/Polinas-little-brother-Semyon-five-loses-fight-life.html (“Polina’s little brother loses fight for life: Five-year-old Seymon dies two days after parents and sibling were killed in hail of Russian bullets while they fled Kyiv… as critically-ill sister Sofia, 13, has no idea entire family are now dead”) and https://www.the-sun.com/news/4822326/russian-troops-accused-of-raping-numerous-women/ (“Russian troops accused of raping ‘numerous’ women as they rampage through Ukrainian cities”) and https://kyivindependent.com/national/russian-soldiers-murder-volunteers-helping-starving-animals-near-kyiv/ (“Russian soldiers murder volunteers helping starving animals near Kyiv”) and https://www.thedailybeast.com/ukraine-forecast-of-freezing-temperatures-endangers-russian-troops-and-complicates-ukrainians-escape (“Ukraine Forecast of Freezing Temperatures Endangers Russian Troops and Complicates Ukrainians’ Escape”)

[3]  See Timothy D. Naegele, “The Coronavirus and Similar Global Issues: How to Address Them,” 137 BANKING L. J. 285 (June 2020) (see also https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf)

[4]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/the-silent-voices-of-stalin%e2%80%99s-soviet-holocaust-and-mao%e2%80%99s-chinese-holocaust/ (“The Silent Voices Of Stalin’s Soviet Holocaust And Mao’s Chinese Holocaust”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/02/25/sever-the-head-of-a-snake-and-it-dies/ (“Sever The Head Of A Snake, And It Dies”)

[6]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10571663/Pro-Russian-mayor-city-eastern-Ukraine-shot-dead-kidnapped-home.html (“Pro-Russian mayor of city in eastern Ukraine who welcomed Putin’s invasion is found shot dead in the street after being kidnapped from his home”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10578783/Two-Russian-commanders-killed-frontline-Ukraine-Western-official-claims.html (“Two more Russian commanders are killed on the frontline in Ukraine after a top general was shot dead by snipers, Western official claims”)

[7]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/01/world-war-iii-has-begun/ (“World War III Has Begun”)

[8]  See, e.g.https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/what-and-where-is-god/ (“What And Where Is God?”) and https://www.facebook.com/groups/DailyWordfromUnity/permalink/698329984513934/?app=fbl

Rabbi Harold S. Kushner wrote a book many years ago entitled, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.”  The author’s distillation of what he said is that more often than not the bad things that happen are a result of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man.  But where was God in the midst of the most horrific events imaginable, such as the coronavirus, wars and the like?  Why didn’t God prevent them?  God gave men and women free will, for good or evil.  God was present, providing meaning to events that seem so random and unfathomable and hurtful at the time, and giving us the courage to go on, as Rabbi Kushner has written.

See Timothy D. Naegele, “The Coronavirus and Similar Global Issues: How to Address Them,” 137 BANKING L. J. 285 (June 2020) (see also https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf), p. 289, n.18.

 





The Heroes Of Ukraine May Be Dead Soon

4 03 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

If there is beauty in this world, it is being destroyed. If there is hope in the world, it too is being snuffed out. China’s Coronavirus pandemic has killed millions, and destroyed the hopes and dreams of many who remain behind. Ukraine may be next, with Taiwan after that.

Tragically, Ukraine may fall to the psychopathic megalomaniac Vladimir Putin.  And its heroes—including all who have stayed and fought for their freedoms, such as young mothers—may be slaughtered.[2] Putin is a savage killer, with an unbroken track record that stretches back to his days as a KGB operative in the DDR or East Germany, before the Soviet Union collapsed.

The West is full of weak, woke, feckless, cowardly and sometimes traitorous “leaders,” who are no match for an unbridled killer like Putin.  He doesn’t need to seek anyone’s consent, much less run for reelection in any Western “democratic” sense.  No dictators ever do.  Down through the ages—including the Caesars, Hitler and Stalin—they have unhesitantly and ruthlessly butchered their challengers and opposition.[3]

Presumably Putin thinks of himself in these terms, not as some Westernized “democrat.”  To be facing a weak, corrupt, unprincipled and “mentally-challenged” American President like Joe Biden must be music to his ears.  And to know that the Biden-Harris presidency does not end until January of 2025 is a godsend to him—and to his “senior partner” China’s Xi Jinping, who fancies himself taking over Taiwan at the very least.

How can this gloom-and-doom, pessimistic scenario be changed?  By killing Putin now, and everyone who supports him[4]—which should have begun when the first Ukrainian was killed or hurt, and before he was able to sow so much chaos in the country and globally.  Are we witnessing the fall of civilization, World War III and the reemergence of dark ages?  Lots of Americans and others are asking: where is God in the midst of so much suffering?[5]

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2] See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10571561/First-Ukrainian-city-falls-Mayor-Kherson-tells-people-follow-orders-Russian-soldiers.html (“Russian forces seize control of Kherson: Mayor tells residents to obey Putin’s soldiers and begs troops not to shoot civilians as huge explosion hits Kyiv and Russia’s warships prepare amphibious assault on Odessa one week after start of the invasion”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10573065/Ukraine-war-Kyiv-convoy-hardly-moved-three-days.html (“More children’s blood on Putin’s hands: Father weeps over the body of his son killed by Russian shelling as Zelensky says ‘heroic’ resistance will stop Kyiv from falling and Ukrainian minister accuses Vladimir of war crimes”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10576255/Ukraine-President-Volodymyr-Zelensky-survives-three-assassination-attempts-past-week.html (“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has ‘survived three assassination attempts in the past week’: Plots were foiled by double agents within the FSB”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10576675/Polinas-little-brother-Semyon-five-loses-fight-life.html (“Polina’s little brother loses fight for life: Five-year-old Seymon dies two days after parents and sibling were killed in hail of Russian bullets while they fled Kyiv… as critically-ill sister Sofia, 13, has no idea entire family are now dead”) and https://www.the-sun.com/news/4822326/russian-troops-accused-of-raping-numerous-women/ (“Russian troops accused of raping ‘numerous’ women as they rampage through Ukrainian cities”)

In the first week of the onslaught, it was estimated that one million refugees left the country.

At the outset of this article, it must be emphasized—and stated clearly and unequivocally—that the author wants the Ukrainian people to be triumphant, and survive.  He wishes fervently that none of them would have experienced a single tragedy, and that dictators like Putin were never born; and that evil is eradicated from the Earth, or does not exist in the first place.

[3]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/the-silent-voices-of-stalin%e2%80%99s-soviet-holocaust-and-mao%e2%80%99s-chinese-holocaust/ (“The Silent Voices Of Stalin’s Soviet Holocaust And Mao’s Chinese Holocaust”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10571663/Pro-Russian-mayor-city-eastern-Ukraine-shot-dead-kidnapped-home.html (“Pro-Russian mayor of city in eastern Ukraine who welcomed Putin’s invasion is found shot dead in the street after being kidnapped from his home”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10578783/Two-Russian-commanders-killed-frontline-Ukraine-Western-official-claims.html (“Two more Russian commanders are killed on the frontline in Ukraine after a top general was shot dead by snipers, Western official claims”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/01/world-war-iii-has-begun/ (“World War III Has Begun”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/what-and-where-is-god/ (“What And Where Is God?”) and https://www.facebook.com/groups/DailyWordfromUnity/permalink/698329984513934/?app=fbl

Rabbi Harold S. Kushner wrote a book many years ago entitled, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.”  The author’s distillation of what he said is that more often than not the bad things that happen are a result of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man.  But where was God in the midst of the most horrific events imaginable, such as the coronavirus, wars and the like?  Why didn’t God prevent them?  God gave men and women free will, for good or evil.  God was present, providing meaning to events that seem so random and unfathomable and hurtful at the time, and giving us the courage to go on, as Rabbi Kushner has written.

See Timothy D. Naegele, “The Coronavirus and Similar Global Issues: How to Address Them,” 137 BANKING L. J. 285 (June 2020) (see also https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf), p. 289, n.18.





The Tragedy Of Afghanistan

15 08 2021

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

The photo below is of a young Afghan woman who was disfigured years ago.  Her turmoil was discussed here[2]; and her plight is cited again, because what happened to her may be illustrative of what happens to so many Afghan women and young girls in the days and months to come.  They will be raped, disfigured and become sexual slaves of the Taliban.  It will be as if the gates of Hell have been opened wide to them, and there is no mercy or kindness in this world.

The same thing happened in Syria and in the countries of Africa; and human trafficking is a fact of life in the United States and globally.[3]  Also, the harvesting of human body parts is real and happens every day in Mexico and elsewhere.[4]  Some of us are so repulsed by such thoughts that we say prayers for the victims, but turn our attentions elsewhere.  We need to stay as positive as possible in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic that has claimed so many lives, and hurt others physically, psychologically and economically.[5]

Historically, Mujahideen fighters helped the United States drive the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan, which led to the collapse of the “Evil Empire” ultimately.  Instead of helping them, Congress turned its back, just like it abandoned our allies in Vietnam.  The Mujahideen fighters morphed into today’s Taliban, who quite naturally have hated Americans ever since, after being betrayed.[6]

Seared into the memories of some of us are the images of people being airlifted from the roof of our embassy in Saigon, before Vietnam fell, which has been occurring in Kabul as America abandons that doomed capital too.[7]  And then there was the day when we turned on our TVs to watch the twin towers collapsing in New York City on 9/11, as well as the Pentagon—where I had worked—being attacked, and the passenger jet crashing in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.[8]

It has been written that the fall of Afghanistan and the slaughter there, and the raping and enslavement of Afghan women and young girls, will haunt the Democrats for a generation.  Surely, it is the defining moment of the failed Biden-Harris presidency, just as Lyndon Johnson could not run for reelection in the wake of the Vietnam tragedy.[9]  Like the image below, at the very least the fall of Afghanistan may produce scenes that are never forgotten by Americans or others globally.

Lastly, the open question is whether the fall of Afghanistan and America’s humiliation will create or trigger a “domino effect,” whereby other countries in the region (or globally) fall, which have been our allies?  Obituaries will be written for decades to come, and the victors will write theirs.[10] But right now our prayers are with our friends in Afghanistan who will suffer terribly.  Some will wonder where a loving God is, in the midst of so much madness.

 

 

 

© 2021, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams; and he can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/26/obama-in-afghanistan-doomed-from-the-start/ (“Obama In Afghanistan: Doomed From The Start?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/are-afghanistan-iraq-and-pakistan-hopeless-and-is-the-spread-of-radical-islam-inevitable-and-is-barack-obama-finished-as-americas-president/ (“Are Afghanistan, Iraq And Pakistan Hopeless, And Is The Spread Of Radical Islam Inevitable, And Is Barack Obama Finished As America’s President?”) (see also the comments beneath these articles)

[3]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/25/remembering-the-comfort-women-victims-of-human-trafficking-and-slavery/ (“Remembering The Comfort Women, Victims Of Human Trafficking And Slavery”) (see also the comments beneath this article)

[4]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/who-is-next-the-murder-of-a-young-american-and-the-harvesting-of-his-body-parts-in-mexico/ (“Who Is Next? The Murder Of A Young American And The Harvesting Of His Body Parts In Mexico”) (see also the comments beneath this article)

[5] See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf (“The Coronavirus and Similar Global Issues: How to Address Them”)

[6]  See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_mujahideen (“Afghan mujahideen”) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_mujahideen#Relationship_with_the_Taliban

[7]  See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Saigon (“Fall of Saigon”)

[8] See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks (“September 11 attacks”); and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanksville,_Pennsylvania#September_11,_2001

[9] See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson#1968_presidential_election

[10]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9896007/Taliban-commander-gives-press-conference-INSIDE-Kabuls-Presidential-Palace.html (“Taliban leader claims he ‘spent eight years in Guantanamo Bay’ in triumphant speech from Kabul palace as Islamists seize Afghanistan – while thousands fight to flee country out chaotic scenes at airport”)





Will The Coronavirus’ Mutations Cripple America When It Is Becoming Clear To The World That Joe Biden Is Not Fit To Serve As President?

26 07 2021

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

There is little question—at least on the part of our enemies—that Joe Biden is not fit to serve as our President. As one female wag from Los Angeles has noted:

Watching the Dems twist themselves into knots pretending Joe isn’t practically brain dead would be entertaining if it wasn’t so dangerous for the country.[2]

China unleashed the deadly Coronavirus on the world—either inadvertently or as a bioweapon—and it has been reaping enormous benefits ever since. The United States is fractured politically; and China’s communist rulers expect to be the dominant force in the world by the end of this decade.[3]

Indeed, former White House physician to Presidents Obama and Trump, Ronny Jackson, has tweeted:

Something is SERIOUSLY wrong with Biden – and it’s only going to get WORSE! [4]

All of this is occurring as the Coronavirus’ “Delta variant” mutation is producing havoc in the United States; and more Americans are refusing to be vaccinated.[5] And Willie Brown’s ho Kamala stands in the wings, waiting to take over.

China’s economy was languishing/faltering before it unleashed the Coronavirus. Its effects, and the election of Creepy Joe and Heel’s-up Harris, has given Xi Jinping “check,” as he and China’s other leaders move to “check-mate.”

If Biden is forced out, and Harris takes over, may Heaven help us.

The Democrats are in the process of subjugating their opponents, with the help of our media—as George Orwell predicted in his prescient “Animal Farm.”[6] At some point, China may make significant strategic moves . . . or its leaders may decide to sit back and let the West really fall apart first.

Under Ronald Reagan, the United States won the Cold War, as the Soviet Union collapsed without a shot being fired. China may be hoping for a similar result.

© 2021, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-20-6-30.  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/), and can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2] See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9821135/Former-White-House-physician-said-believes-Biden-forced-resign-fitness.html (“‘Something’s seriously wrong with Joe’: Ex-White House physician Ronny Jackson says he believes the president, 78, will be forced to resign or will face the 25th Amendment because he is NOT fit for office”) (“Best rated” comments)

[3] See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/12/war-with-china/ (“War With China?”)

[4] See supra n.2

[5] See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9821491/Indian-Delta-variant-surge-projected-peak-mid-October-240K-infections-daily.html (“Indian Delta variant surge is projected to peak in mid-October and cause up to 240K infections and 4K DEATHS per day IF current vaccination rates stay the same: Experts plead with public to get their shots as US COVID cases rise 166% in two weeks”) and https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/la-county-exceeds-3000-daily-coronavirus-cases-as-surge-worsens/ar-AAMuZLh (“L.A. County exceeds 3,000 daily coronavirus cases as surge worsens”); see also https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/07/22/1019293200/the-lambda-variant-coronavirus-what-you-should-know (“The Lambda Variant Of The Coronavirus: What You Should Know”)

[6] See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm (“Animal Farm”)





Coexistence With China Or War?

12 05 2020

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Pat Buchanan—an adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, and a former GOP presidential aspirant himself—has written:

Under fire for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump, his campaign and his party are moving to lay blame for the 80,000 U.S. dead at the feet of the Communist Party of China and, by extension, its longtime General Secretary, President Xi Jinping. 

“There is a significant amount of evidence” that the virus originated in a Wuhan lab, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week.

Trump himself seemed to subscribe to the charge:

“This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center. There’s never been an attack like this. . . .  It could have been stopped in China. It should have been stopped right at the source.”

There is talk on Capitol Hill of suspending sovereign immunity so China may be sued for the damages done by the virus that produced a U.S. shutdown and a second Great Depression where unemployment is projected to reach near the 25% of 1933.

The Trump campaign has begun to target the Democratic nominee as “Beijing Biden” for his past collusion with China and his attack on Trump for “hysterical xenophobia” when Trump ended flights from China.

What is the historical truth?

On China, Trump is the first realist we have had in the Oval Office in decades. But both parties colluded in the buildup of China as she vaulted over Italy, France, Britain, Germany and Japan to become the world’s second power in the 21st century.

Both parties also dismissed Chinese trade surpluses with the U.S., which began at a few billion dollars a year in the early 1990s and have grown to almost $500 billion a year. Neither party took notice until lately of our growing dependency on Beijing for products critical to our defense and for drugs and medicines crucial to the health and survival of Americans.

The mighty malevolent China we face today was made in the USA.

But what do we do now? Can we coexist with this rising and expansionist power? Or must we conduct a new decades-long Cold War like the one we waged to defeat the Soviet Empire and Soviet Union?

The U.S. prevailed in that Cold War because of advantages we do not possess with the China of 2020.

From 1949-1989, a NATO alliance backed by 300,000 U.S. troops in Europe “contained” the Soviet Union. No Soviet ruler attempted to cross the dividing line laid down at Yalta in 1945. Nor did we cross it.

East of the Elbe, the Soviet bloc visibly failed to offer the freedoms and prosperity the U.S., Western Europe and Japan had on offer after World War II. America won the battle for hearts and minds.

Moreover, ethnic nationalism, the idea that separate and unique peoples have a right to determine their own political and cultural identity and destiny, never died in the captive nations of Europe and the USSR.

China today does not suffer from these deficiencies to the same degree. Unlike the USSR, China has four times our population. Where the USSR could not compete economically and technologically, China is a capable and dynamic rival of the U.S.

Moreover, if we begin a Cold War II with China, we would not be starting with the advantages Truman’s America, undamaged at home in World War II, had over Stalin’s pillaged and plundered land in 1945.

Where ethnic nationalism tore the USSR apart into 15 nations, today’s China is more of an ethno-nationalist state with Han Chinese constituting 1 billion of China’s 1.4 billion people.

There are millions of Tibetans, Uighurs, Kazakhs in southwest and west China, and tens of millions of Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Falun Gong and other religious minorities. But China is unlike the multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual Moscow-centered and Russian-controlled Soviet Empire and USSR that shattered after 1989.

China’s weaknesses?

She is feared and distrusted by her neighbors. She sits on India’s lands from the war of the early 1960s. She claims the whole South China Sea, whose waters and resources are also claimed by Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan.

The peoples of Hong Kong and Taiwan fear that Beijing intends to overrun and rule them.

Even Vladimir Putin has reason to be suspicious as Beijing looks at the barren but resource-rich lands of Siberia and the Russian Far East, some of which once belonged to China.

China is thus a greater rival than the USSR of Stalin and Khrushchev and Brezhnev, but the U.S. is not today the nation of Ronald Reagan, with its surging economy and ideological conviction we would one day see the ideology of Marx and Lenin buried.

Three decades of post-Cold War foolish and failed democracy-crusading have left this generation not with the conviction and certitude of Cold War America, but with ashes in their mouths and no stomach to spend blood and treasure converting China to our way of life.[2]

Pat Buchanan speaks in terms of a new “Cold War,” but one cannot rule out the possibility of an actual shooting war.[3]  

In launching the deadly Coronavirus—intentionally as a bioweapon, or inadvertently—China must be held responsible.  As I have written:

Reparations must be paid by China to Americans; U.S. businesses and other organizations, both large and small; our federal, state and local governments; and to the world for the Coronavirus—which will likely run into many trillions of dollars. Nothing less will suffice.  Or a global boycott of China must be instituted and implemented.

. . .

China must be brought to its knees, crushed economically, and punished for the next twenty years at least.  And China’s rulers must be destroyed, just as the evil regimes of China’s Mao Tse-tung, the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin, and Germany’s Adolf Hitler vanished from the Earth.[4]

Pat Buchanan neglects to mention China’s “Achilles’ heel”[5]; namely, it can be brought to its knees with a global economic boycott, as Americans and those of other countries target anything and everything from China, and refuse to buy.  Its economy was “shaky” before the Coronavirus hit, and it would be crippled by such an economic boycott—which would constitute the combined actions (or inactions) of individuals speaking with their “pocketbooks,” not of governments.

 

 

© 2020, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass). He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see www.naegele.com and Timothy D. Naegele Resume-20-3-10). He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., www.naegele.com/whats_new.html#articles), and can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See https://buchanan.org/blog/coexistence-with-china-or-cold-war-ii-138549 (“Coexistence with China or Cold War II?”)

[3]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/emp-attack-only-30-million-americans-survive/ (“EMP Attack: Only 30 Million Americans Survive”)

[4]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/what-price-victory-in-the-coronavirus-war/ (“What Price Victory In The Coronavirus War?”); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/16/the-coronavirus-must-become-chinas-chernobyl-hastening-the-collapse-of-its-evil-regime/ (“The Coronavirus Must Become China’s Chernobyl, Hastening The Collapse Of Its Evil Regime”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/why-should-the-world-trust-china-ever-again/ (“Why Should The World Trust China Ever Again?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/the-silent-voices-of-stalin%E2%80%99s-soviet-holocaust-and-mao%E2%80%99s-chinese-holocaust/ (“The Silent Voices Of Stalin’s Soviet Holocaust And Mao’s Chinese Holocaust”)

[5]  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achilles’_heel#Origin (“Achilles’ heel”) 








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