Beyond the Cusp

September 23, 2018

Spain Should Look Carefully Before They Leap


The Spanish Foreign Minister on Thursday said his country is ready to recognize a Palestinian state. How so absolutely sweet and politically correct in a leftist world enamored with Islam. But do the Spanish realize exactly what they are deciding to take on with this decision? The answer is easy to give, it is, absolutely not. They have no idea what it is they are willing to do. They do not even know exactly why. All they know is that it is the correct thing to do according to political correctness. This is the thing, the new thinking which is coming to the world as they embrace leftist thought and the endorsement of Islam as an additional weapon against their former Judeo-Christian ethic opposed by their new socialist-secular-humanism, which requires the squelching of the historic base of Western culture, Judeo-Christianity. The reason they are choosing to ally with Islam is because Islam, like socialist-secular-humanism, is based upon the replacement of Judeo-Christian ethos. The difference is with what each desires to replace the Judeo-Christian ethos, one desires the leftist, multicultural, LGBTQIA rights and the rest of the far left agenda while Islam desires imposing Sharia which calls for the murder of sexual deviants, women subjugation, and virtually every anti-leftist thought. The biggest difference is while Islam has actually no problem with using weaponry to impose their Sharia while the socialist-secular-humanists are anti-firearms and in a confrontation against Islam would be next to defenseless. Spain is currently steeped in this leftist conundrum where, despite the ideological differences, they will embrace the Islamic side against Judeo-Christian ethos, and Judaism ethics even more-so, and thus will prefer the Palestinian claims over that of the Jews. But what are they overlooking, that is the central question.


Do the Spanish actually understand what the Palestinian Authority’s actual claims include? Do they understand that what they are demanding is that their state of Palestine replaces Israel completely and the Jews residing in Israel being eliminated as Jews are completely unacceptable to them in their belief in Islam? Their claims are easily recognized to anybody paying even the slightest attention. The leadership in Spain has not been paying attention. Perhaps we should give them some fact for thought. The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is about to save us writing and you reading thousands of words as we are going to rely on pictures.


Abbas Accepting Map Depicting Palestine Replacing all of Israel and Looking Extremely Pleased



Mahmoud Abbas holding up his treasured gift depicting his state of Palestine replacing all of Israel and the lands from the River to the Sea

Both of the above are events where Mahmoud Abbas was awarded with replicas of what is to be the future state of Palestine which has an uncanny relationship to a map of Israel. In fact, they are exactly maps of Israel or depictions of all of the lands which make up Israel. This is what the Spanish are giving their support behind. Their support of Abbas and the Islamic claims are not to share the lands with the Jews but to replace the “Zionist entity,” using their terminology, followed by permitting the Jews to remain as a protected people. They are referring to keeping them as Dhimmis which remain for as long as they are able to produce and make scientific advancements and produce wealth to pay the Jiyza. Once the Dhimmi, in this case the Jews of Israel, have been bled dry of their wealth and no longer serve the advancement of Islam, then they are forced to convert or die. This is the solution the Spanish are thinking of endorsing. They may as well be calling for a worldwide Spanish Inquisition centered in what is currently Israel and allowing it to then spread throughout Europe. The one thing we can guarantee is once Israel is defeated, then Europe will fall rapidly. Should Israel remain, then Europe might have an opportunity to survive the influx of Islam and what such will eventually produce as a result.



Palestinian Textbook Maps depicting Palestine as replacing Israel, not sharing the land in peace and security as the Europeans and the rest of the West insist to misrepresent


The above are the maps used to educate the youth in Palestinian Authority schools as well as UNRWA schools. In these maps, Israel does not exist and has been replaced by their supposed state of Palestine. There is no allowance for the Jewish State, Israel is to be erased and replaced by Palestine, nothing less. This is what they teach in their schools, but this is the least of the problems. They also teach that the Jews are a subhuman group actually formed by Allah into apes and pigs while their scholars are to be like dogs and their simple people like donkeys. In Islam, pigs and dogs are considered unclean and next to being abominations which are to be eradicated. As for apes, they are just subhuman beings which are to be ignored or murdered if they become bothersome while the donkey is a beast of burden which often requires beating to get it to do the simplest of tasks. The Jews are corruption and the killers of the prophets, though who these prophets were that the Jews were to have killed is never quite explained, it is simply accepted fact because the Imams and Quran insist that such is the case. This is all included in the video below.



This is far from the sole such video, but we are attempting not to use overkill. But, just in case there are those out there who demand more than a single piece of evidence and claim that we found an Imam who was not mainstream and was taken out of context, here are a few more videos for your perusal and pleasure.



We really hope these are sufficient as the final one depicts the brainwashing of their children to hate Jews and believe that they are subhuman worthy of being killed by Muslims. They are often depicted as pigs, dogs and apes amongst other undesirable animals making them easier to murder without having feelings of guilt. Many Imams and Islamic leaders teach the hatred of Jews almost in their children’s mother’s milk. This is a longstanding Islamic belief based on the claim that the Jews in Medina were about to break their peace with Muhammad, what became the definition of a Hudna, a ten year treaty under which the Muslims are to attack any time they feel they have gained a military advantage. The Hudna is simply a pause in warfare to allow the Muslims to rearm, gather more troops and gain whatever advantage they are able and then break the Hudna and reengage the war and defeat their target. Muhammad was later claimed to have said to have found that the Jews of Medina were making conspiracies by which they were going to attack and slaughter the Muslims of Medina. The evidence is less corroborative to this claim as when the Muslims set upon the Jewish villages outside Medina, they easily overcame the Jews slaughtering the men with little resistance which is rather strange if the Jews were making arrangements and arming to engage in war. The Jewish villages were lightly armed and easily fell before the well armed Muslims who attacked on horseback against the Jews working their fields and then rounding up the remainder of the Jews and then beheaded the men and took the women as bounty.


But, as they say, that was then and this is now. The unfortunate truth is that for Islam what was then still applies to now. The fact that the Jews fell so easily before the Muslims around Medina is what had led the Arab nations to believe that they could easily wipe Israel from the face of the Earth in 1948, as after all the Jews had apparently simply followed orders and went to their deaths under Nazi genocidal demands in Europe and these were the same Jews, right? Well, not all Jews simply fell before the Nazis orders sending them to death camps. There were Jewish resistance fighters who organized and assaulted the Nazis from various places including ghettos, concentration camps and from the surrounding countryside throughout Europe. One of the most famous of the Jewish resistance fighters were the Bielski Brothers who actually managed a moving city of over 1200 Jews hiding in the forests while often fighting the Nazis, infiltrating Nazi headquarters and holding camps to take out Jews and bring them to their moving city. They had Jews of all ages, men and women with children, many were of limited ability for fighting but all had their jobs to perform to continue to keep everyone fed as well as hidden. Their story was placed on the silver screen in the movie “Defiance.” These were the types of Jews, as well as others, who fought with a zeal of people who know they have nowhere else that will accept them kindles within.


The Arabs gained some land but were unable of eliminating these Jews, some were natives to the holy Lands, some came from Britain and the United States and the majority was made up of the remnants from the Holocaust in Europe with a small number in 1948 coming from the Islamic world. The Arabs using six national armies managed to gain the Gaza and the Shomron which Jordan would rename West Bank as Shomron or the alternative of Judea and Samaria were far too Jewish for their tastes. Over the next dozen years, the population of Israel changed drastically as the Arab world of the Middle East and North Africa expelled their Jews sending over 850,000 Jews into Israel which Israel incorporated into their general population. This influx basically doubled the population of Israel and puts lie to the claims that the Jews in Israel are a purely European colonial population. But we are willing to bet that the Spanish government is either unaware of these facts or is simply ignoring them and returning to their wonderful attitudes from the Spanish Inquisition. Spain is also using their claim to recognize Palestine even should the European Union once more be unable to get an unanimous decision necessary to have them recognize Palestine. They likely also are unaware that the originating PLO, which became the Palestinian Authority, initially made no claim to the Shomron or Gaza but only to all of Israel which they had absolutely no desire to make into a new Arab state but were to surrendering it to Jordan once they removed the Jewish “occupiers.” Their idea for a new nation came as an idea designed by the KGB as a response for the PLO to take after Israel liberated the Shomron and Gaza in the 1967 Six Day War. After this war, the world should of done what they had done with India and Pakistan amongst other situations where nations adjusted borders, and simply moved the Arabs living in the Shomron into Jordan and the ones in Gaza into Egypt and simply completed allowing Israel the lands promised by the San Remo Conference and other agreements crafted at the end of World War I which divided up the lands from the German Empire, the Austria-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire, the losing side of that war, and returned as much of these lands to their aboriginal peoples where possible, well, except the Kurds who the British decided to grant their lands to Iraq in exchange for the Mosul oil fields. The Jewish State was amongst these states while the Arab states were drawn with the intent of making ruling the nations difficult often resulting in dictatorial regimes coming to power when the monarchies were overthrown while Jordan remains ruled by the remaining King outside the Saudi Royal family, a British and allied powers designed royal family. As oil was so important in the making of the Arab nations in the Middle East, it boggles the mind that the world is so completely centered on Israel which, until recent developments, has no oil and only now has natural gas in offshore regions. The truth is much of Europe simply cannot stand that the Jews are no longer kept under their oppressive boots, a similar belief throughout Islam but as European feelings against the Jews were once religious and are now simply racial while the Arab world it is a combination of racial and religious hatreds.


Spain can go ahead and recognize Palestine, but we have a question for them. What are the borders of this Palestine you are recognizing? If you claim it is the mere 22% that they claim meaning the West Bank and Gaza, that is not 22% of anything and never was the 22% they claimed. When Mahmoud Abbas states they will establish their state of Palestine in the remaining 22% of the British Mandate, they mean the 22% of the British Mandate which does not belong to Jordan who received 78% of the British Mandate (see map below). The demand by Abbas is for the 22% in the map delineated in yellow and nothing short of the complete replacement of Israel and the oppression of the Jews eventually resulting in their eradication. Spain can join those nations in backing the Arab and KGB (now defunct but in on the original plans) attempts to establish an Arab replacement of Israel, the Zionist entity. According to Mahmoud Abbas, there are 139 countries that have recognized “Palestine.” We have some doubts as to this number as many nations have passed resolution to recognize the Arab Islamic Entity which was unofficial and not actual official recognition. But is there something Israel could do to slow this insanity?


British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel


We would love to give them an idea which might make nations and their leaderships give such thoughts a second review before madly rushing to join in condemning Israel. As these nations are choosing to back the Arab claim over the rightful return of the Jews to their three thousand year old homelands. We literally are home and any honest review of the real history will reveal that the Jewish People resided in these lands for over two thousand years before Muhammad and the Muslims came pouring out of the Arabian Peninsula on their way to conquering the world. FYI, they are still on their way to world conquest whether Europeans or anybody else wishes to recognize this or not. As long as they are willing to leave Israel alone, we might trust them this time, though Medina should be a lesson that we can trust but remain ready if things turn bad. Now, as far as those nations who decide to recognize Palestine and their desire to erase Israel, perhaps Israel could simply warn every nation that by doing so, Israel will recall their ambassador and embassy personnel and close their embassy, close their embassy and expel their ambassador, and place them in a state of embargo ending all trade with them. Any companies of theirs will be invited to close their offices within Israel and all goods we have will be the last we will receive from them. Simply, if they choose to recognize Palestine over Israel, then they can trade with the PLO instead of Israel and live with their choice. If this results in Israel only having relations with seventy nations or potentially less, then that will be the case and we will find some way of surviving without their special goods. As far as Spain’s exports, we might be able to find other sources and most of them we produce in greater quantity and quality than they and we might survive without their trade. Checking the exports and imports we find that Spain is not exactly irreplaceable in either category. And even if Spain were the sole exporter of some fruit, wine, automobile or any other item or goods, then either Israel would need to find a means of growing it here, manufacturing it here or finding a suitable replacement. If all of these are impossible, then Israelis will need to simply find some way of doing without as sometimes sacrifice is necessary in dealing with others in order to make your points understood. The problem is often it appears that our government is afraid to upset anyone else even if it means that we sometimes cut off our noses to spite our faces. This is an act we must end and learn that we are equals to every other nation and we must demand the same respect which we so willingly give and if there are those who refuse to respect us, then we must end our respect of them until they alter their treatment of Israel. We deserve no less.


Beyond the Cusp



September 21, 2018

America Can be a Fickle Friend


Sometimes we believe that the leadership of Israel is oblivious to signs and signals they should be receiving from the rest of the world. In particular, Israel has this predisposition to see the United States as the perfection of nationhood and a fast friend forever. This is a belief that reaches to almost every corner and the vast majority of individuals throughout the land. At times we have attempted to warn or at least shake these beliefs warning that the United States is not sworn to protect Israel and there is no overriding reason that they have other than electoral politics. Electoral politics in the United States have changed and changed drastically. There were early warnings of what a single election could do when President Jimmy Carter attempted to force Israel into granting the Palestinian Arabs complete sovereignty over all the lands still remaining after Israel returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt as part of that peace deal. Fortunately, both Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat refused this demand from President Carter and threatened to complete the deal without him in the picture. President Carter not being in the picture was unacceptable politically, thus he settled for what the two leaders had agreed. Then there has been the record since President Carter left the White House of his constant degrading remarks and efforts against Israel which have led some to think he might have a streak of anti-Semitism. We would offer to settle that posit as positive, Carter definitely has a wide streak of anti-Semitism covering much of what he does concerning Israel.


But the warnings were only to get worse. President Clinton had Yasser Arafat visit the White House more than any foreign leader in his eight years as President and pressured Israel mercilessly to give ever more concessions and fortunately, Arafat refused to break from his demand that Israel be destroyed. Fortunately, President Clinton was not willing to go quite that far. Then we had George W. Bush, touted as the greatest friend Israel ever had in the Oval Office, who along with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who pressed Israel into the Gaza give-away and the destruction of the lives of nearly ten thousand Israelis, some of whom are still attempting to recover. Moving right along we come to President Obama who presented Iran with the means, the path, the right and the funding to build not just a nuclear device, but to build an entire thermonuclear arsenal and the ballistic missiles and ICBMs on which to place those warheads. President Obama even gave Israel a parting present with a shot aimed at the Israeli heart with UNSC Res. 2334. This resolution would have all but denied any Israeli or Jewish claim to the Temple Mount, the Old City of Jerusalem, Jericho, Hevron, Shechem and the heartlands of Judea and Samaria, the regions where most of the history of the Jewish People unfolded. Yet the Israelis, both within the government and amongst the people continue to believe that the United States is a friend who will never act to harm Israel. We just hope that they are correct and such never comes about, but to bet your future on this is nothing short of foolhardy.


Allow us to delve into another act which we believe has done near irreparable harm to Israel and could become life-threatening if not countered immediately. Once upon a time, not all that long ago, Israel had developed a war-plane which she had almost begun production. Along came the United States who noted, ‘Hey, our friend, Israel, we have an aircraft very much like yours. How about we sell you ours and you scrap yours?’ Israel pointed out that theirs had a longer range, was slightly better at the kind of activities Israel required. The United States did not give up as they really did not desire this Israeli plane competing for sales in the arms markets, so they offered, ‘Tell you what, we will throw in an equal number of our other aircraft and then you will have even more planes and abilities. We will even guarantee you, Presidential promise, aircraft into eternity giving you air superiority.’ Well, who could turn down twice the planes and an eternal guarantee?’ The problem is when you tell Israel and the Jews it is an eternal guarantee, we think in terns of thousands of years and the United States not quite two-hundred-fifty years old, how do they know of eternity. So Israel received her F-16s and F-15s and now the F35s but was refused the F22s despite the fact that the United States has provided Saudi Arabia and other Arab neighbors F35s which kind of ruins that promise of guaranteed air superiority which the F22s would have provided. Granted, the versions of these aircraft all carry the version letter ‘I’ as the Israeli versions all have modifications which are secret (really) which allows the claim that they provide air superiority. The war-plane Israel had designed and scrapped was called the Lavi and was a beautiful aircraft to look at as well as having uncontested abilities (see picture below).


Lavi the Lost Dream

Lavi the Lost Dream


We have previously stated much of this in our previous article How Bad do Americans Want to be First in Space?, but we have no problem repeating ourselves. Oh, you’ve noticed. Well, at least that’s settled. The first thing is that Israel must no longer outsource any part of her defense industry. No more reliance on Germany for submarines, United States for aircraft, and whomever for Littoral ships. Should any one of the nations providing Israel with necessary and vital military equipment decide to no longer provide their military equipment, then there could be a dangerous and difficult to repair hole in the IDF and their war fighting capability. We will concentrate for our example on aircraft. What would Israel be able to do if in ten to twelve years, when the next generation of fighter aircraft with whatever the latest marvel designed into it becomes available, when Israel turns to the United States to purchase these marvels and the answer is not to sell them to Israel because Israel is so difficult to deal with. These aircraft are not exactly designed in a few weekends on the side, they take a few years to imagine and another couple to design and still longer to build. Basically, what it comes down to is that if Israel desires to be prepared for such an unpleasant surprise, she needs to begin working on this immediately. This is something which is of vital national defense priority level issue which likely has not even reached the debate stage. There is another reason that Israel should plan on designing her future aircraft, and it has little to do with whether or not the United States will continue providing her with aircraft, it has to do with national pride and independence from foreign influence, which can only come with defense and financial independence and not having to rely on any other nation.


Israel also is a sizeable recipient of United States foreign aid monies. This causes some discontent amongst American citizens who claim that Israel can afford to care for herself and the United States can use the three billion dollars or there abouts better at home. Surprisingly, this argument is not made concerning Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, South Korea and the rest. Below we have a pair of graphs, the top being Israeli GDP which will come into play, and the bottom is United States aid to Israel by year. Looking at the aid to Israel graph there is one unmistakable but unavoidable as well as remarkably obvious thing, real aid to Israel did not come into play until around the early 1970s. What is interesting about that is this was about the same time as Israel was granted a deal providing Israel would remove herself from making fighter aircraft. This has permitted the United States to have one less competent aircraft manufacturing nation which is technologically advanced and could have built aircraft which might, and probably would, have sold for less and been decent rivals to any American aircraft. This means that one would have to take into consideration how much influence the United States would have lost and sales they might have missed if Israel had built the Lavi and gone on developing even more advanced stealth aircraft and beyond. The other obvious item is that the aid has leveled out for the last thirty years plus at approximately three-billion dollars. Back in the early 1970s, Israel needed the aid money, as what the United States provided was almost equal to the Israeli GDP. Today, well, not so much as Israeli GDP means that the United States aid to Israel is but around 3.5% of her GDP. Should Israel decide to present the United States with the following deal, one can only wonder how it would play in the media. The deal is that the United States can keep its money except for providing parts as agreed for the aircraft Israel has purchased or received (simply terminological difference), then Israel would be freed to start to manufacture their own fighter aircraft and other military aircraft as they desire or see fit. Let us try and imagine the response in the media as that might be amusing.



United States Aid to Israel

United States Aid to Israel;
Note the lack of aid until Israel agreed to not produce a better F-16 style fighter jet in 1971


We imagine the initial reaction to be shock, disbelief and many claiming that Israel was making a huge mistake. This would be true in both national news media. The Israel Prime Minister would be recommended for psychiatric evaluation by Haaretz and others might actually agree. The American President would be pilloried by the pro-Israel lobby and given acclaim by the alt-right and far left (unless a republican and then omit far left). Congress would immediately pass dozens of legislations which would spend the three-billion dollars ten times over. Eventually, the truth of the full effect of this move would become apparent. What would the United States gain, three-billion dollars a year, a mere 10% of the annual budget and likely a mere 5% by the time this occurs. What would the United States lose, the technological alterations which Israel makes for her aircraft some of which the United States adopts in their next series, a direct line to all Israeli anti-missile software and hardware such as the Iron Dome System which has already been utilized to update and improve the Patriot Systems, a real war zone test facility as Israel was the test base for United States aircraft in an actual combat situation and numerous other items on the periphery. What would Israel lose, three-billion dollars per year, a mere 3.5% of GDP and having her aircraft designed by the United States. What would Israel gain is a whole series of what would result in wonderful things. Israel would now need to design her own aircraft, build her own aircraft and maintain her own aircraft. This would mean some very nice high-end engineering jobs and the opening of a complete new line of engineering in which jobs would be available in Israel. There would go along software design jobs and soon thereafter manufacturing jobs, and these would be well paying manufacturing jobs. This would add to the GDP lessening the impact of the lost funding from the United States, as taxes would be collected all along these new job paths. More jobs in high paying fields and well paying manufacturing jobs leads to more retail jobs, restaurant and virtually every area gains when there are more workers receiving higher paychecks. Israel would also have entry into the lucrative fighter aircraft market, the exact market which led to Israel being dependent on the United States for her aircraft. In the end, the Israeli Prime Minister would be lauded as having been a man of vision and might even ride such approval to a whole decade as Prime Minister. These are the risky kinds of bold steps which make or break people’s political careers and can make their legacy. Imagine what kind of aircraft Israel might produce with stealth so good we cannot show you a picture because it is invisible. Well, we can dream and joke, but really, what would Israel design.


Going along that path, we have an idea of what Israel would design as a sixth-generation fighter aircraft. The aircraft would be one third smaller than current fighter aircraft and have five times the missile carrying potential all in hidden pop-out and fire compartments. Believe it or not, it would have guns with tens of thousands of rounds which would fire at the target designated by the pilot automatically computing best-shot probabilities. The plane would easily be capable of thirty-G and maybe forty-G turns with no ill effect on the pilot, because the pilot is not in the aircraft. These stealthy aircraft would be remotely flown leaving more room for fuel and armaments and requiring less protection as there is no pilot so no armored cockpit. The plane would be controlled by a wideband light source with each plane responding only to its own frequency and coded sync pulse. Should longer-range missions be necessary, there could be a limited number of piloted versions or a special aircraft could carry numerous control pilots and fly miles behind keeping a squad of the fighters for its protection while the rest carry out missions. They could be given missions which could be flown completely without human input once the aircraft took off just as Tomahawk cruise missiles are fired except this aircraft returns after the mission. Using friend-or-foe identification, these aircraft could fly intercept missions to prevent incoming aircraft from invading Israeli airspace flying completely autonomously. Any aircraft Israel designs will have other ramifications such as development of materials and systems which could make cars safer including self-driving vehicles. This type of manufacturing might even lead to an Israeli car manufacturer who could make one limited edition high-end sports car as well as some mass produced family and midrange priced vehicles. Perhaps Israel will make the breakout for an electrically powered vehicle which charges more rapidly with sufficient range to cover all of Israel on a single charge or they could also provide charging stations spaced strategically around Israel and sell the charging systems to nations interested in the vehicle. Starting with producing an all-Israeli fighter aircraft could lead to an all-Israeli Littoral class warships and an all-Israeli submarine.


Why stop there? Israel could build herself a spaceport (see map with our projected site below) and join the space race. Rockets are something Israel has already developed, but she does not have a heavy lift launch craft for developing a manned space program. A spaceport, some would claim, makes too much of a high-profile target for terrorist attacks. Oh, and the Dimona reactor and the twin nuclear power stations in Haifa as well as every flight in and out of Ben Gurion International Airport are exactly what? Let’s face it, all of Israel is a high value target with the most precious being her people. Israel has announced that their nonprofit SpaceIL and the government-owned corporation Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) aim to launch a robotic lunar landing mission atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida this December. How much more pride would there be if instead of atop a foreign company’s rocket from a launch site in the United States it read from atop an Israel designed and manufactured rocket from the spaceport south of Beersheva. There would be Israelis gathering at a safe distance to watch such a launch and those unable to get there would be glued to the television sets. This would be something over which almost every Israeli would get excited. Additionally, if there was the foresight to make the spaceport with multiple launch facilities and an adjacent special runway which could land any plane carrying parts from other countries, Israel could enter into the space launch business. The different gantries could each be tailored in such a way as to fit any requirements. There could be an additional area which would be flat and very solid where those self-landing reusable booster first stages could touch down safely away from anything of value, just in case. One can never be too safe. Israel might even place a second international airport fairly close to the spaceport such that in the future there could be travel to Israel for space tourism.


Israel Space Port Launch Facility

Israel Space Port Launch Facility


Back from dreaming and to the more immediate. Israel needs to plan for a future where the United States either cannot or chooses not to provide any form of aid and denies Israel purchase of her aircraft. As stated above, this is something which requires planning well ahead of the event. The problem we see is the growing number of extreme left politicians and some mainstream liberal politicians who have an adversarial relationship concerning Israel. The numbers of anti-Israel, and in too many cases also anti-Semites, politicians come from both parties with the Democrat side having Keith Ellison, Bernie Sanders, Steve Cohen, Gerald Connolly, John Yarmuth, Tammy Baldwin, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Michael Capuano, Andre Carson, William Lacy Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, John Conyers, Danny Davis, Peter DeFazio, Rosa DeLauro, John Dingell, Donna Edwards, Anna Eshoo, Luis Gutierrez, Martin Heinrich, Jesse Jackson Jr, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Barbara Lee, John Lewis, Betty McCollum, Jim McDermott, James Moran, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Charles Rangel, Laura Richardson, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Pete Stark, Nydia Velazquez, Chris Van Hollen, Henry Waxman as well as these on the Republican side including Steve West, Arthur Jones, John Fitzgerald, Corey Stewart, Bill Fawell. Oh, wait, we left out the newest darling of the Democrat Party from New York who believes Israel is a problem but we have doubts that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, could even find Israel on a globe even now after a month of heavy duty coaching.


The reality is there is still more than enough anti-Semitism, anti-Israeli and anti-Zionists living on the right, mostly the far right or alt-right almost all of which, while many may support President Trump, the President does not share their hatreds but on the left, specifically the far left and the new-leftist socialist supporters there is an even larger and growing group who fit into this classification. Those on the left are more of a problem than those on the right as the right and alt-right anti-Semites, who oppose all things Jewish including Israel, are an isolated group who represent a small and very slowly growing group who are nowhere near becoming a political movement. The new-leftists, leftist socialists, and far leftists are far more of a problem because they are the future of the Democrat Party and, as much as it pains us to say this, they are the future of the United States. The education system is spitting out these programmed youth with ideas right out of Bernie Sanders early campaign points. Free everything for everyone, including but not limited to medical care, education, food, housing, guaranteed employment and a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage. The rich or the government will pay for all these free things because the rich and especially the government have a never-ending supply of money and the rich got their money by cheating the poor out of their rightful money. These are the youth vote which, should they become excited about a candidate, when garnered can put somebody into the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate. These are the voters who more often tend to not remember or not care enough to vote. That was then and now many of these youth are being politicized by the education system and made to feel disenfranchised as well as energized to elect those who support the same things their teacher taught them about how socialism is the best system and free things is how it should be. These are the voters who in a dozen years will rule the roost and will be choosing who runs the United States. This means that Israel had better awaken to a future without United States aid and weaponry and having to depend upon her own people and resources. That is the challenge for Israel, the challenge for the United States is to survive and do that which is best for them, and if that places Israel out in the cold, so to speak, then Israel will adapt.


Beyond the Cusp


September 20, 2018

Meanwhile on the Gaza Border


Yes, that’s right. The Holiest Day in the year for Jews while everyone including as many IDF soldiers as can possibly be spared, and we mean as many, are on leave to attend services with their families, Hamas had their youth warriors out on the border with firebombs which included one made of a gas petrol tank, grenades, some explosive devices and their favorite low budget weapon, rocks. Numerous Gazans breached the border and actually did something almost normal for teens, they spray-painted parts of an IDF position which we assume was not in use at the time. Most of the assaults were repulsed using crowd control such as teargas which will be reported by stringers within Gaza as the IDF using chemical weapons. There were a few reported uses of live fire to repel the most violent and sizable incursions over the border. Where one any day this would not even be a story, the fact it was timed with Yom Kippur makes it different.


Why would that be such a difference? Well, one has to understand the Middle East, something many in Western countries are going to soon be far more familiar with than they desire. During the month of Ramadan, the Muslims demand that people respect their daylight fast and try not to be out on the street eating where it might tempt a Muslim to break their daylight fast. When in a Muslim area, anyone caught eating in public could face being attacked and beaten. Well, rules are rules, right? This insistence is because religion is so important to Islam and if we desire our religion to be respected, then we must do so for theirs. Now we understand that there is a difference between the Muslims in Israel and the ones in Gaza. Imagine the screaming to the media and anyone of authority who would listen, such as the United Nations and agencies or the European Union and friends if Israel were to implement a raid against Gaza to remove a dangerous rocket position during Ramadan. It would be depicted as the most grievous display of discourtesy and insult imaginable. This ‘day of rage,’ which basically is what this was, which instituted attacks on the holiest day in the Jewish religion, Yom Kippur, would be recounted as common sense, you attack when your opponent is most vulnerable. It is simply another instance of the Muslims demanding ‘respect for me but not for thee.’


For those who might think this could be simply a one time event, allow us to remind them of the Yom Kippur War when Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on Yom Kippur and almost wiped Israel out. Fortunately, Israel still held the Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula which provided the extra precious few hours for the IDF to recover her soldiers and mount a counter which resulted in no change to the borders. As this event was in October of 1973, a very primitive era as there were no cell phones or beepers, the IDF sent jeeps out through the streets going past every Synagogue with loud speakers announcing a complete call up of all reserves and off duty personnel giving them their rendezvous points. Units were patched together initially from combining units with similar duties. By the time this war was coming to an end, Israel was within sight of Damascus and closing on Cairo and Alexandria when the State Department in the form of Secretary of State Kissinger demanded Israel cease all attacks and return to the final lines from the Six Day War. This was also the conflict where Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a nice Jewish boy, advised President Nixon to refuse to resupply the IDF as urgently requested by Israel until Israel agreed to a general peace settlement giving all lands back to Syria and Egypt and forming a Palestinian State along the pre-Six Day War 1949 Armistice Lines. Fortunately, President Nixon was a man who could think for himself, and he called the Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird and ordered him to get everything the IDF requested or might require and put it in the air immediately and get it to the Israelis as fast as possible.


Actually, this is where the story gets interesting and weird all at the same time. When the European world heard of the United States about to resupply the Israelis, they were quite put out, after all, this appeared to be that golden chance to have the Arabs erase Israel from the map. Every European country refused to grant any resupply aircraft flyover rights or refueling rights. They were even denying the United States the use of her own airfields within their borders and probably threatened to shoot them out of the sky, though that probably would have been one threat too many. Initially, President Nixon desired to avoid direct American involvement so El Al was used to try and resupply the IDF. El Al is a passenger airline making it kind of impossible for them to transport vehicles such as tanks and APC’s. Realizing that this was inadequate, on October 12, 1973, President Nixon decided that no more delays could be allowed, and ordered the United States Air Force to “send everything that can fly.” Within nine hours, C-141s and C-5s were en route to Israel. But how were any of these aircraft to make such a trip with no refueling point en route? Well, after some arm-twisting and the granting of some inducements, Portugal provided their Lajes Field in the Azores Islands as a refueling base and saved the day as well. This did provide evidence to the United States that they had a deficiency in their ability to provide necessary emergency aid even to their own forces across the globe which led to their vastly increasing their refueling capabilities, especially in the area of air-to-air refueling. President Nixon also took one additional step and placed an emergency resupply depot secured somewhere hidden under the barren Negev Dessert which would serve to resupply either Israel or United States troops in the region in case of emergency. This depot was quite a bit more important than many might think as the Iraq war progressed.


Henry Kissinger wished this map be forced upon Israel in exchange for resupply in the midst of the October 1973 Yom Kippur War

Henry Kissinger wished this map be forced upon Israel
in exchange for resupply in the midst of the
October 1973 Yom Kippur War


This was supposed to just show that attacking Israel on the Jewish religion’s holiest day is a recurring theme and has led to fewer soldiers from the IDF getting to services with their families and instead having to attend them in the field. This is not exactly an ideal way to observe Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah or any of the other Jewish holidays but has become a necessity as apparently Jewish holidays are not to be respected, only Islamic holidays are worthy of such. Oh, and if one were to be versed in the Quran, something we actually do not claim, we are only somewhat familiar with much of the Quran, they could quote you the verses which claim that only Islamic holy days are actual holy days and those of other religions matter not because no religion other than Islam is recognized as a religion. Yes, there are verses from the Meccan Quran which claim that Christians and Jews, as religions of the Book, receive special respect and their observant members will be treated as respected and kept people known as Dhimmis. Dhimmis can be taxed a special tax called the Jiyza and can be demanded to convert to Islam or die at any time, so special, don’t do me so many favors. The Jiyza is usually high enough to run the government and pauperize the Jews and Christians which makes them useless so when they run out of money and other means of paying the Jiyza, then comes the convert or die phase. Meanwhile, in the Medina Quran Christians get a promotion to idolaters which allows for them to be killed on sight. The Jews get a promotion too, we become the worst kind of scoundrel the world has ever laid eyes upon and must be eradicated so that the Islamic judgement day and completing their conquest of the world can become completed. Through abrogation, the replacing of the older verses of Mecca by their more violent and supercessional verses of Medina replace those from the earlier Meccan Quran as explained here. The end of this story is that under Islam, there is but one recognized religion, Islam. Thus, according to Islam, attacking Jews on Yom Kippur is simply good tactics as they do not have an actual religion, thus they have nothing which could be called a holy day.


That was then and this is now and apparently nothing has or ever will change until Islam is forced to take a hard look inwards. Currently, that does not appear to be on the horizon any time in the near future. We have often asked each other here at BTC is what it might take for a second reformation of Islam to take place. For those who missed the first reformation, that came back when abrogation was initiated ensuring that their only solution to any situation was to wage some form of war against their perceived adversaries while insisting that there was no state of belligerence and demanding that their perceived adversary’s military stand down. This reformation was one of many. There was the splintering of Islam into Sunni and Shiite branches and later the Wahhabi break in Saudi Arabia, the Ottoman Turks takeover of Islam and their fall and the latest has been a reaction to Islam’s apparent fall from being the preeminent force in the world as the Western World appears to be militarily superior. This latest reformation decided to adopt the concepts from the first great spread of Islam and have simply screamed ‘JIHAD’ and started to conquer Europe and the United States by means other than direct conflict but by conflicts within. Their hope is to infiltrate men of fighting age and become sufficient in numbers in pivotal cities such that they can paralyze the city with violence leading to their reaching an agreement where they rule a large section of the city completely. From that base, more Muslims will arrive and weapons will be stored and at some point, when sufficient numbers of these bases exist, then they will pour out armed and take control of the major cities of Europe. So you think that all of this is mere conjecture? Perhaps, or maybe this is simply another time that BTC is giving warning, a warning which has been sounded by Giulio Meotti. Is this really in the cards? That is for you and your leaders to decide. What can be done? Well, the first step is stop trying to eradicate Israel and take heed of how she approaches these problems. The Israeli approach will become even more efficient and laudable once the world finally decides that everything depends upon what Israelis had for breakfast and what their daily plans were, or more easily put, the world moves along and worries about their own problems and stops making Israel the cause of every ill.


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