How Did ISIS Come to Be and Just WHOM Do We Aim The Finger?

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October 30, 2014

The terrorist group ISIS is located in Iraq and sporadically throughout parts of the globe. ISIS Terrorists has many World Leaders scrambling to get a handle on them while their citizens fearfully wait and wonder how and when they will strike next. Others, however, are trying to figure out just how they came to be, and who to blame for them.

It would be opportune for the present Iranian regime to first put blame for ISIS on Iran but if you look closely at the facts you will see a very different story unfold.

If a finger must be aimed then it may need to be aimed right back at us, the United States of America. Western Europe, and their allies also have fingers pointed at them as well. This may not be a popular stance for some Americans but the facts speak for themselves.

Before the U.S.’s disastrous incursion and occupation, which was markedly supported by Britain, there was no al-Qaeda or allied Salafi fanatic existence in Iraq under the regime of Saddam Hussein. Once the U.S. invaded, the extremists took control of most of the northern and western parts of Iraq, despite claims to the contrary by the Bush administration.

HusainHussein’s regime prevented Al Qaeda from operating out of Iraq, according to a Senate Intelligence report. “Iraq had also been supported by the West before the 1991 Gulf War as a counterbalance against the revolutionary Islamic Republic during the Iran-Iraq War,” reports The Diplomat. “The U.S.-led invasion changed all of that.”

Once Hussein’s rule was taken down the country was destabilized. Both the Armed forces and civil service were eliminated and “replaced by partisans of sectarian Shiite parties and factions, some of which were closely allied to Iran,” reports The Progressive. “Sunni extremists, believing Iraqi Shias had betrayed their country to Persians and Westerners, began targeting Shia civilian neighborhoods with terrorist attacks. The Iraqi regime and allied militia then began systematically kidnapping and murdering thousands of Sunni men. The so-called ‘sectarian’ conflict, then, has been a direct consequence of U.S. policy.”

Al-Qaeda, ISIS’s forerunner, was established in 2004. But when the U.S. stepped in to help institute Iraq’s new government it constantly supported Iraqi’s Prime Minister Maliki’s unending persecution of civil protesters and dissidents. The Sunnis became alienated and discriminated against both in government and the armed forces.

Protesters were slaughtered and journalists were either assassinated or imprisoned. Thousands were tortured and/or detained, without trial, for years. The Sunnis, faced with uncontrolled discrimination, looked upon the Maliki government with mounting disdain as the rest of the world looked on understanding it to be one of the most corrupt regimes in the world.

ISIS-3Armed with weapons made by the U.S., in 2013 Maliki’s troops ravaged Sunni protest camps. It was too late by the time the U.S. and Western Europe decided to take Maliki seriously and end his regime. The groundwork was already in place for a strong ISIS-led Sunni uprising in Western Iraq and became the latest offspring of al-Qaeda-fashioned radicals.

In a move that seemed to indicate the Maliki regime was not worth dying for, the Iraqi army failed to fight.

Let’ go back to 2011 for a moment and see what was happening in Syria during that same time frame. Peaceful pro-democracy protests began to be silenced by the Assad regime. It wasn’t long before the civilians transformed themselves into an armed rebellion.

The reason for this rebellion was that “In the early stages of the war, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey began funneling arms to opposition forces, seeing an opportunity to destabilize a key ally of Iran and Hezbollah, their geopolitical foes,” reports The Diplomat. “As the civil war deepened, extremist groups joined the fight against what they saw as an odious secular regime. The also became the beneficiaries of large amounts of arms and funding from Americas regional allies.”

So, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the U.S. knowingly financed extremist groups, such as al-Qaeda’s affiliate group, Jabhat al-Nusra who became one of the most efficient insurgent groups going up against Syria’s regime. Many of the al-Nusra rebels began fusing with ISIS.

In short, it is the belief of many that the $25 billion spent in American taxpayer money training and arming the Maliki regime in Baghdad has a direct correlation to the rise of the ISIS terrorists.

ISIS has grown exponentially since its seemingly meager beginnings, not only in numbers but in wealth as well.

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CIA estimates that the ISIS group is 20,000-50,000 strong and growing. As they take over cities and territories they focus on the prisons and release as many as possible who are then recruited or killed. In lieu of the fact ISIS are few in comparison to the 250,000 Iraqi troops, not to mention armed police, it shouldn’t be a problem to hold them off, right? Wrong.

The Iraqi army is a mess, at best. Even though they had 40 to 1 odds, the Iraqi troops ran from 800 ISIS rebels. As stated earlier, they did not wish to fight or die for a government they did not believe in so they ran.

Jayson Lyall, a Yale University insurgency expert, said, “It appears that the Iraqi Army is cleaving along sectarian lines…The willingness of Sunni soldiers to fight to retake Mosul appears limited.” What Lyall is saying is that the Sunnis are under a government that oppresses them and they don’t wish to fight each other over it. That being said, the end result is the same and ISIS runs rapid.

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With the lack of opposition, ISIS has been able to not only secure enormous wealth from taking over eastern Syrian oilfields in 2012 but has also acquired income from smuggling raw materials and priceless antiquities from different archeological sites. It is estimated that ISIS’s wealth was around $875 million before the Mosul takeover. After the city was captured and all taken into consideration, money from banks and other supplies, ISIS is estimated to be worth $2 billion.

It would seem this long ago, small group of fed-up individuals has not only surpassed all expectations in growth, but in wealth as well.

We now know how ISIS came to be and just who needs fingers aimed at them for starting the terrorist group, but just who is going to stop them?

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‘ Pakistan Child Soldiers A Growing Asset For Radicals ‘

The phenomenon of “child soldiers” is not new to this globe. From the far western shores of Americas, to Africa and Asia, the world continues to witness the rise of soldiers that are mere children.  The world is stunned beyond limits to see that humanity has fallen to this level in the exploitation of young innocent children as child recruits for fundamentalist agendas.

The use of child soldiers has spread to almost all the global armed conflict. Though an exact number is impossible to define, thousands of child soldiers are illegally serving in armed conflict around the world.According to Do Something Org, many countries are allegedly reported on use of under-age soldiers, these include Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Mali, Pakistan, Thailand, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and more. I am sure many are already geared up with the anti-Pakistani stereotypes that believe that whole of Pakistan is a terrorist country and on this list,  I get this hatred towards Pakistan is a global trend but not many of you know the dynamics of child militia here. And am taking this opportunity to shed some light on various important areas.

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The growing phenomenon of child militants in Pakistan is a horrific reality, one mirrored in various conflicts throughout history. Young innocent children are targeted because they can be easily brain washed by militant groups.

The cycle of poverty, large family size and economic hardships are factors that leave vulnerable parents little choice but to send children in local madrassas as they are free of cost.   The constitution Article 25-A says the State shall provide free and compulsory education to children between ages of 5 to 16. However that’s not being followed as millions of children are out of school and our literary rate is appalling low at 48%.

Most people have no choice but to send their children to religious schools or madrassas as. Moreover, there are huge discrepancies because education in Pakistan is heavily influenced by religion and in recent times Wahabi agendas.

The main source of funding for these madrasa groups is coming from Saudi Arabia. In fact, this whole phenomenon that we are confronting, which Al Qaeda is a part of, is very closely associated with Saudi Arabia’s financial and religious projects for the Muslim world. It’s in greater interests to keep Pakistani children stuck into poverty cycles as they serve a greater agenda, shame on Pakistani government for colluding against its own.

Local madrassas cater Pakistani children as well as international students who avail the lucrative scholarship fundings  from Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. 

However coming back to Pakistan, the different militant groups including TTP, LeT and so on have been able to harness the young Pakistani children in scores through enticing tactics.

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The militant have sinister agendas however on the forefront they are able to cajole and manipulate young children by reminding them the sufferings of the Muslim world and that they have to play a role in eradication of misery; through this jihad.

Upon meeting some under-age boy militants in Swat, I found out that for years they have attended the madrassas whose lecturers and mentors taught them things like ” The Pakistan Army is the ally of the Western capitalist world; they the  imperialists are all the enemies of Islam. The fight against them is justified; they are apostates, the friends of the infidels.”

The second message drummed into them is one which the world is facing today. The increasing intolerance towards Muslims and followers of faith Islam within their own regions and in the western world. Sadly this is capitalized upon very well by the militant groups. The young recruits are taught that they have to stand up against the helplessness of Muslim women, daughters and sisters that are getting dishonoured by non-Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine etc.

They also watch videos purportedly showing the killing of Muslims by non-Muslims in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Instructors tell them that a war is being waged against Islam.

That the western world is at war with Islam has given a trump card to Pakistan’s militants for this sort of radical enticement of vulnerable children.

These main themes in lectures are taught to in both the senior recruits camps (ages 16 and older) and junior ones (ages 7 to 15), all are centered on vengeance and the need to do something for the wronged Muslims.The children are completely isolated from the normal outside world.

The young would-be suicide bombers are also persuaded by the promise of Paradise. This is, I repeat a huge blasphemy against the real teachings for if have to view from Islamic point of view; suicide is strictly forbidden along with the killing of innocent persons. Allah, God is the author of life that has granted us the gift of life and we mere humans don’t have the authority to take it.

This using of innocent children by militancy has to stop now. But. The inability of the Pakistan army to meet internal security challenges effectively is a particularly worrying factor. Three generations of Pakistani children are suffering due to the impact of this futile jihadi indoctrination.

It is time to seriously put an end to this madness, before it consumes us within the dark abysses of hatred and destruction.I am so exhausted to waking up in the mornings with the first thought in mind:

What the hell happened Pakistan?

And then trying to fix it some how in my way.

Though, we can’t bring back the already dead Pakistani children militants and can hardly ease the misery of the grieving parents, it is time for Pakistan to asses the complex root causes behind this phenomenon and design solutions for protection of children from becoming part of militancy.

Say No To Use of Child Soldiers. NOW.

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Just How Important Is The Battle For Kobane?

Opinion from the desk of Chuq…… There has been much said and written about the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane……I have even heard the question ask …so how important is the town of Kobane?….it is a good question but I think most of the answers are not completely truthful……….

The NY Times wrote a piece explaining the importance of this fight…….

It’s a safe bet that most Americans had never heard of the town of Kobani, Syria, a few weeks ago. Now, however, a common school of thought seems to be, “As Kobani goes, so goes the war on ISIS.” In an editorial today, the New York Times declares that the fight for the town near the Turkish border has emerged as a crucial test of US strategy. “A setback in Kobani would show the fragility of the American plan and hand the Islamic State an important victory,” says the editorial. If ISIS wins there, it puts the group in position to cross into Turkey “and directly threaten a NATO ally, a move that could force the alliance to come to Turkey’s defense.”

I will admit that the battle is important for the media…..they can cover the war from the safety of Turkey and still get great pics for the evening news….they,  the media,. can interview people about the conflict without having to venture into a war zone…..makes good copy.  They can film airstrikes as they are taking place….again….good copy.

I have other thoughts on this situation.

Kobane is the perfect propaganda tool…….the reports of successful airstrikes

and the fighting toughness of the Kurds make a great tool to see this conflict as a success in the making.

Kobane can be used extensively to have the public fixate on a pending success while ISIS makes great advancements in Iraq especially in al-Anbar province……

Kobane is a diversion from the reality that Baghdad is in the cross hairs of ISIS….there have even been some artillery fire hitting the western outskirts of the capital..

ISIS,  if they win at Kobane,  is of NO threat to Turkey, contrary to popular belief.  Why?  Turkey has a substantial army, well-trained and equipped it would prove to be a solid obstacle….rather ISIS operates better in a region where there is chaos and instability….Turkey would be a poor choice of conflict.

Then there are the numerous “think tanks”….they send their “experts” out to give their analysis and most of it is just a reflection of the governments story line……they are acting as agents of the government’s propaganda machine.

For those that study propaganda techniques…Kobane is technique #11–saturation and #14– diversion….and it is working……….polls show that the American people are confident that this strategy is  good with the exception that they feel that ground troops will finally be needed to successfully rout ISIS from the Middle East…..but do not want them to be American.

Polls are taken almost daily and the government then adjusts its predictions and storyline that will be more in line with what the polls show.  This not something new….it has been used many times…..especially in 1991 then in 2003 and now today.

The answer to the original question is that it is important but not for the reasons the media would have you believe….its only importance is for the amount of propaganda that can be gleaned from it.

This battle will continue as long as either side can keep the message flowing.  This situation is nothing but the media and the government selling a bill of goods to the public.

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‘ HOW IN THE WORLD DOES HARRY REID GET RE-ELECTED ‘?

 Just what is it about Democrat Harry Reid that has so many American’s questioning how and why he continues to get re-elected?

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‘ Harry Reid Well Done Me ‘

Many might attack Reid because they may simply believe he is too old to competently hold his office believing that his decisions are slightly off or unethical at best. Others may not agree with his alleged hypocrisy and shady tactics. Yet, others believe it to be a combination of those two factors and his political stance that sends them over the edge. Whatever the complaint, Harry Reid seems to be stepping on toes and leaving voters screaming for term limits.

Reid, 74, soon to be 75 on December 2, is the Senate Majority Leader and has been since 2006. He was first elected to office in 1987. That means that Harry Reid has been in office for 27 years leading some to believe he has become numb to America’s plight. Or, do all of those years of experience give Reid an upper hand in dealing with the pressing issues of today’s America? If you ask Mary Landreiu (D-LA) she would probably say, yes. Or, would she?

“I think Harry Reid gets beat up more than he deserves. I am going to wait to see what the leadership looks like. We’ll see.” These were Landreiu’s words on whether or not she would vote for Reid. “I’m not saying yes and I’m not saying no.” 


Interesting since Landrieu stated in April that she would absolutely vote for Reid.

Reid has struggled with popularity and a recent poll shows that only 13% of Americans have a positive or ‘somewhat positive’ view of him. That means that twice as many citizens see Reid in an unfavorable light making this the lowest rating since the Nevada Democrat became majority leader.

But why is Reid seen in this negative light? According to Megyn Kelly of Fox News, some of his most highlighted offences are that he stole lemonade stand money that a little boy was raising to help his dying father. She stated that he, allegedly, beat his wife for ten years or so. Whether that is the truth or not has yet to be seen but the damage, in the public eye, has already been done.

Reid 2What has been evident and true concerning the tactics of Harry Reid is that he will seem to do anything to keep control of the Democratic seat, whether he is in it or not, by making outlandish remarks and by flip-flopping on many issues.

Reid has made ridiculous statements concerning Obamacare and has, according to The Blaze, “asserted that the stories of Americans who lost coverage, or had to pay more, or had to find new doctors under the Affordable Care Act are all lies.” This, of course, isn’t true in the slightest as many Americans have not only lost their doctors but have also had to endure higher costs as well.

Reid even went so far as to call all the ads concerning Obamacare lies and those who posted the ads liars. It wasn’t until later that same day that he returned to the Senate floor and said, “I can’t say that every one of the Koch brothers’ ads are a lie, but I’ll say this…the vast, vast majority of them are.” Really?


His statements on Obamacare were wrong but the fact that Harry Reid made Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list…again, is remarkable.

“The Judicial Watch list is alphabetical, so there is no way to tell whether he’s the most corrupt or 10th. But, Nevadans know that Reid routinely makes headlines for alleged “influence peddling,” securing tens of millions of dollars worth of deals for his sons and their clients, including a Chinese green energy group; securing $21.5 million to build a bridge over the Colorado River from a gambling town in Nevada to a town in Arizona where Harry owns 160 acres of undeveloped land; misappropriation of campaign funds; and an alleged $600,000 bribery deal and more,” according to The Blaze.

Reid doesn’t spend time defending himself against accusations of wrongdoing nor does he explain why his positions seem to change from vigorously being against an issue to later being all for it.

On illegal immigration, in 1993, Harry said: “if making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that, right? Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship and guarantee access to all public and social services this country provides. Now that’s a lot of services. Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born at taxpayer expense at county run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers?”

ReidReid seemed adamant about not allowing this type of abuse of our resources for illegal immigrants. But now hefavors comprehensive immigration reform which rewards illegal aliens every avenue to citizenship. He supports amnesty. He is all for the Dream Act, allowing kids of illegal aliens to obtain in-state tuition at colleges and universities. He voted “no” on restrictive welfare for illegal aliens.

What happened Harry Reid? Didn’t you say it was “insane” to promote this kind of welfare environment?

The Federal Reserve is another area that Reid has flip-flopped on. In 1995, he stated, “I have sponsored legislation ever year that would call for an audit of the Federal Reserve system. I offer that amendment every year, every year it gets nowhere.”

Something changed, however, and Reid refused to even mention the Federal Reserve Transparency Act for a vote. In 1995 the Federal debt was $4.9 trillion and today it is over$17.3 trillion. The fact that Reid doesn’t seem to be interested in a vote to audit the Federal Reserve leaves Americans wondering why.

It isn’t just the casual American citizen who is backing away from Reid, fellow constituents are as well.

“Harry Reid and Mich McConnell have given us the most dysfunctional government in a generation and they need to step aside,” stated Rick Weiland (D-SD). “They both failed the American people and it’s time for new leadership.”

Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia also said that “Both parties might be better off with new leadership.”

There are some in Washington who “have talked about a ‘do-nothing Congress’ –and that could certainly be said of the Senate,” According to CBN News. “Critics say the reason for that pretty much comes down to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.”

“Washington political observers like John Hart, editor-in-chief of Opportunity Lives, say the Nevada Democrat’s near total clampdown on votes and amendments is historic. He [Reid] has blocked senators from offering amendments more than all other majority leaders in our history times two.”

reid4It is by limiting these amendments and votes that Reid keeps himself and other demarcates from being held accountable during the campaign “for votes they never had to cast.”

Nothing good can come of this type of deception. For example, there have been only 14 votes on Republican amendments since July of 2013. Those votes were only 14 of hundreds upon hundreds filed!

“By blocking almost every senator on almost every issue…Reid takes away the basic right to representation…This is about the rights and privileges of every single American citizen.”

There are many reasons for Americans to be disillusioned with politics and even more, it seems, with politician Harry Reid. There is much written on Reid about his wrongdoings and shady character but I have yet to come across anything containing rebuttal to his accusers. Perhaps, in time, he will answer for the allegations against him.

In the meantime, how does Harry Reid continue to be re-elected?

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Democracy: Better Red Than Dead?

The 2014 mid-term elections in the US are very close now and I have started thinking about the freedom/right that all adult Americans have…..the VOTE!

For a couple off weeks America was watching the protests, democracy protests, happening in Hong Kong…..in essence, students were protesting the lack of democracy in the choosing of the executive to run the region……there was NO popular vote, the Communist Party in Peking picked the leader and the people must live with their decision.

The leadership refusal to consider the possibility capped off weeks of protests that shut down parts of Hong Kong that have now calmed down a bit but the student leaders are in talks with the government……

I give this brief synopsis of the situation because of something the executive of Hong Kong, CY Lueng, said when asked about the possibility of a popular vote for Hong Kong……..

……….if the government met student demands and allowed candidates to be nominated by the public, Hong Kong’s poor and working class could dominate the elections. As the WSJ’s Ken Brown reports:

Speaking in an interview with foreign media, Mr. Leung reiterated that the student demand for direct input from the public on candidates for the city’s top post was impossible. He said using a nominating committee as required by Beijing gives representation to a wide range of groups.

He warned that if candidates were nominated by the public, the population that earns less than the median monthly salary of $1,800 could dominate the process.

“If it’s entirely a numbers game and numeric representation, then obviously you’d be talking to the half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than $1,800 a month,” Mr. Leung said.

Hong Kong has one of the world’s biggest wealth gaps and some of the world’s highest property prices, factors that have
increased the frustration of young people.

He also warned that regardless of the nomination process, Beijing has the right to decide whether to appoint the winner. “You could imagine the scale and the kind of constitutional crisis if Beijing said to the people of Hong Kong, ‘Sorry, this person who you just elected is not appointable and is not acceptable. Go back to the polling station and try again,’ ” he said.

His response to the demands brought some thoughts forward in my head.  Let me explain……

Recently here in the US states that have Republican controlled legislatures and the governorships have been pressing for what can be called a lot of things but voter suppression comes to my mind.

The measures pushed are such items as limit early voting, eliminate same day registration, close some polling stations, and a wealth of measures that basically would eliminate or lessen the amount of the poor votes.

In essence is not these people, the GOP,  saying basically the same thing as CY Leung in Hong Kong?  Poor people have too much power!.

Emma Goldman once said, “If elections changed anything then they would make them illegal”.

As Americans prepare to go to the polls to vote in the 2014 mid-terms they might better consider the direction that some of the states are traveling….if this effort is successful how long will it be before the whole country decides who votes and who does not?

In my mind this effort to limit who votes smacks like some of the measures we all heard about in the past that made us despise the Communist system……my question is….just how is what these Republican controlled states any different from what Communist states use to do?

Considering the mental make-up of the typical American voter………(I apologize if that statement insults someone….,but considering the choices made in the recent past it is a logical assumption)…….I encourage them to ask lots of questions……and demand answer!

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‘ Musing on Unsung Hero’s Working in our Community ‘

Good day my fellow news room readers and thanks for following my stories. Today is Sunday and the clocks went back last night giving people in the UK more light in the mornings.

So up early and my partner is off to work, as those that know my stories and read the Ace News Group posts on Facebook, know l have a partner, a really lovely person and she is a chef.

She is an unsung hero, a person who when everyone is in bed, gets up and goes to work in a Care Home cooking food and providing hospitality, to those in need of sustenance.

Now after 30 years plus she is training people to become good cooks, like her, and these people who want, because it is a want to become great cooks, may one day become a good chef.

So what do you need to become a great cook:

Well three things are required and these are simply love, care and consideration, not just of food but of people as well.

When you cook, clean and provide hospitality you must do all these things with one thought and one thought only, l do not do it for myself. But so others will enjoy my food.

Now my partner is nobody special, she does not aspire to accolades or plaques on the wall, she asks but one thing, that people love her food. Because if they love it, she loves cooking it and if she loves cooking it, she is happy and content.

So on this day Sunday l pay tribute to my partner, a great cook and chef, who thinks about nothing but other people. So l thank God l am lucky enough to know her.

She is my unsung hero for Sunday, tell me who your unsung hero is and l will print and post your story.

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‘ Care in the Community Public or Private ‘

I was listening to the Radio 4 yesterday morning over the proposal to pay GP’s, £55.00 for each person with dementia, referred to specialists.

Now as some of you know l have an ailing mother who l have looked after for 5 years, and she has dementia. Oh its mild, but even mild dementia can cause such problems for the carer, in this case that is me. Now l do not get paid to look after my mothers dementia, l do not get referral fees for caring, l cannot due to changes in this governments benefits system, even get carers allowance. The reason is l got all the benefits my mother was entitled to receive, so unless l want a portion of that taken off her, to pay me, l do not qualify.

So this money – of £55.00 to a GP to refer a person with dementia, comes from the tax payers pocket. The same tax payer, l was when l worked, before l gave it up to care for my mother, and the same amount l would have received for caring for her in the community.

Well l am appalled, and l see this as Public healthcare being turned into Private healthcare, with the tax payers paying for it.

Now before those reading this post say he is moaning because he did not get his hands on the money. Let tell you about the wonderful Free at point of Delivery health service. It is neither Free or Delivered correctly. The reason is we are being told is funding. It is not funding it is care, both in hospitals and in the community. Oh l know brilliant carer’s and l know brilliant and amazing nurses, but they are few and far between.

The real problem is that this government wants private health care, and has taken steps to recruit an NHS boss from American Healthcare to make sure that Thatcher’s legacy of privatisation of the NHS is implemented, be it by a third party contract, for a service or resource.

Personally l do not want my mother to pay for her healthcare. As her benefits are sufficient, as l have managed, with my financial back ground to acquire all she is entitled to receive. Though when they raise the pension, any increase has at least 50% deducted and used to pay the increased care costs, that have gone up every year.

We are not told about that by this government!

So if this is me moaning, so be it, but it is my story.

What is yours and do you want to tell it? If so leave a comment about your experiences of healthcare either in the UK, or your part of the world. It can be at home or in your local community.

I will listen and reply and if you have a story to tell just say in the comment and l will email you privately and you can feature your story.

Until the next time ………. Ian ( Editor)

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