The rumblings have been echoing for some time punctuated every so often with the threats by Mahmoud Abbas to close up the Palestinian Authority (PA) shop and give the keys to Netanyahu shrilly echoing for days as the United States State Department, Secretary of State, European Union Foreign Minister (strange how Federica Mogherini was a change of face from Lady Catherine Ashton but absolutely no policy alteration at all) and other various politicians and heads of state all of whom panic at any threat Abbas iterates as they shiver in fear of the unknown. The latest signal that Abbas is either losing his grasp on the PA leadership or is intentionally shattering it smashing its withering remains in shots at Israel hoping the resulting reactions allow all blame to be once again laid at Israel’s door as the world cannot permit the PA to fail as that will end their reason for slowly chipping Israel out of existence. That has been the world’s not so secret, secret game originally the auspice of the Soviet Union who formed the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and stole the name Palestinian from its historic meaning of the Jews in the British Mandate up through the founding of Israel and began the reforming the history of the Zionist movement and giving it an Arab twist inventing the Palestinian Arabs as if they were separate from the other Arabs of the region, a falsehood easily found refuted by Arabs themselves much to the KGB’s frustrations. The PLO was transformed into the tamer and Western acceptable PA through the Oslo Accords which failed before the ink dried as the PA leader, Yasser Arafat, immediately refused to end incitement, terrorist activities, or recognize Israel. Mahmoud Abbas has been Arafat’s twin and served as Arafat’s second in command and took control immediately starting investigations as to how the Israelis had murdered Yasser Arafat. Mahmoud Abbas knew as did Yasser Arafat before him and has since become evident to all but the most hopelessly dream-weaving leftists that the PA was used as a false front so the PLO could continue to kill and murder Israelis, Jews, and do so complaining the entire time that the Jews were driving them to terrorism and there had the assistance of much of the western world replacing the dead Soviet Benefactors the KGB. The PLO was desperate for a new source of funding and the European anti-Zionist and anti-Israel and anti-Semites driving desire to give the PLO sufficient air of respectability to fund its terrorism while cover of formal Oslo Accords to hide behind but all knew the façade was failing and the system was a sclerotic corpse that has one foot in its grave and the other slipping fast.
The latest sign that the PA is disintegrating before our eyes, even if in very slow motion, when an attack took place last week Thursday in which Preventive Security Services member Mazen Aribe of the ruling elite of the PA opened fire on Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers near the Hizme checkpoint. IDF soldiers responded killing their assailant, the PA’s Mazen Aribe. This assault on the IDF is impossible for the PA elite and Chairman Mahmoud Abbas are unable to claim that the PA had no connection to this blatant act of aggressions and terrorism. It was but for the grace of Hashem and their training which prevented any IDF fatalities or injuries. One might have assumed the PA to be silent at best and try to claim their Minister had been enraged by some invented outrage at the presence of the IDF at their regular post or other crazed lie to try and slide the blame onto Israel and then plead for Western governments to prevent any Israeli reprisals. But no, the PA doubled down. PLO and PA negotiator Saeb Erekat was joined by the Mayor of Jericho who paid an official visit to the home of Mazen Aribe’s family. This may bring one to question whether the PA will continue to pretend to assist Israel with security enforcement or is it about to take off its false façade and show the real ugly terror ridden scowling beast hidden beneath? Even if the PA and Israel continue pretending they are working in earnest to fight against terrorism, there is no way with this development that Israeli security forces can completely trust the information given by the PA as they are just as likely giving Israel just that information which allows Israel to inhibit any rival terrorist groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad or even potentially the Islamic State. There are advantages to such cooperation but if the PA is near to collapse, perhaps disintegration is a more apt description, then with the end in sight the survival of each of its ruling elite before they face the people without the security services protection they would be more apt to be seeking an escape route along with their millions in stolen wealth. The coming weeks will take watching but then again, we may not need be so patient.
There was a recent interception made of a shipment of four-thousand dolls for the PA and Palestinian Arab merchants. These dolls were of a special and particular variety as seen in the image above. They are terrorists in their dress replete with a stone for throwing clutched in an upturned arm ready for throwing. This is the doll that there must be a high demand for if there is an order for four-thousand dolls ordered as that requires great faith that they will sell and sell well and bring a decent profit as the price would probably greatly exceed the risk of getting them past customs relying on volume to get any package labeled ‘dolls’ would not raise suspicions. Sometimes inspectors get fortunate and open the right box and sometimes they have a good reason for opening the right box and lastly these may not have been the first and upon intelligence of such dolls being sold, then customs would be looking for every box marked ‘dolls’ to check the kind and prevent additional such dolls reaching their intended vendors and corrupt more young and innocent minds. The idea that there is a market for such dolls that such large quantity was ordered is simply astonishing. One can wager that either these were not the first or that there were some PA officials behind the order guaranteeing their sales at a premium price or the PA would reimburse the vendor. We cannot prove any such cooperation of the PA but we can suspect as we please and something from our past twenty years in retail sales tells me this was an obvious buy or there were guarantees by the manufacturer placing these on consignment, most unusual but possible, or guarantee by some member of the governance, the PA. Whatever the situations surrounding the order of these dolls, the obvious market is not one found in any normal market that most of us are familiar with. Who buys any newborn to two year old, the target age this doll might be targeting considering its size, and considers it anything but a horrific parenting and formative choice for their child or as a present that would be acceptable by a family or close friend’s young child? This is not a present in any normative and healthy society by any standard based on Judeo-Christian society, Oriental Far Eastern society, or numerous other cultures, but we have held that Palestinian society, both under the PA and that in Gaza under Hamas (and if one desires to add the latest model bursting on the scene the Islamic State or ISIS) was nowhere near a normative society.
Israel needs to be prepared for the moment that Abbas, Rabbo, Erekat and other PA high officials head for safer pastures leaving so fast they left the doors wide open and the keys still on the table and half drank cups of coffee set down in apparent haste leaving the entirety of the PA government all but disbanded and officially dead. This situation will place the tens of thousands of PA government employees without any means of support; the same situation is in effect for the entirety of the extensive Security Force, Force 17, Police and other units which are often simply members from al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades so as to funnel funds through these employed individuals bringing the total number of armed PA forces of all the varying forms, many with United States military tactics and operational expertise, approaches if not exceeds two-hundred-thousand strong. Additionally, Israel can expect many of the Security Forces and Police to return to the terror units they likely never actually quit and the remainders will either follow in suit or decide to form assault units and attack every checkpoint targeting IDF, Border Police and other Israeli units. Some of the ones left behind holding the bag may decide their best hope is to attempt to join Israel by handing in their likely Israeli issued weapon while others may prefer to go out in a blaze of final glory and commit a heinous assault similar to the recent attacks in Paris. The chaos and potential for violence as disparate groups try to assault an area they desire to set up their little fiefdom while the original larger families will resume what they see as the original ruling classes. There are around seven of these families which Israel should put feelers out to them and see what side of the fence they sit.
Israel had best be ready to mobilize and grasp the lands of Judea and Samaria making the border the Jordan River as it should be. This is the time Israel will have merely a few hours to neutralize the entirety and reasserted complete control which is the final and correct standing the world has attempted to prevent and simply refused to allow a permanent state with all its borders and defined. There will be massive ramifications far beyond the security as the EU will demand of Israel to find a new person to lead the PA and continue the talks while bringing him up to speed. The effort to victimize Israel began the minute the start of May 15, 1949. Truth be told, the fight to prevent the birth of the Jewish State began in the initial days when the movement to take the majority of the land, over three quarters, by founding Transjordan and placing the Hashemites in a position of leadership as the monarchs ruling the lands east of the Jordan River. The next step the British used, which has ramification reaching into the problems facing Israel and part of why the PA is on the verge of splintering, the British promise to limit Jewish entry into the lands always leaving an Arab majority thus preventing the forming of a Jewish State. This was accomplished by the use of White Papers which limited the rate of entry by Jews which proved costly as it left the Jews who wished to flee nowhere that they could run as no nation was willing to receive them and the Promised Land was cut off by the British with their quota system limiting the number of Jews such that there would always be an Arab majority thus assuring the Arabs that no Jewish State would be permitted. This also caused the British to permit almost any Muslim to enter the areas under their promise to prevent ever any Jewish majority.
This left the Jews with no escape option which led quickly to the inevitable slaughter which became known as the Shoah, the Holocaust. The horrors of the Shoah shocked the world into finishing fulfilling their promise of a State for the Jewish People yet the British still were refusing the entry of the survivors of the Shoah, Jews with nowhere to go and no country would grant them asylum claiming they should return to the town of birth, something which resulted in the death for a number of Jews who had attempted just such a solution. The birth of the State of Israel, the State for the Jewish People, gave Jews the world over a place of last resort should once again anti-Semitism become the prevailing winds as is currently the case. It was the lifting of British rule over the remainder of the British Mandated Lands which allowed for the homeless Jews of Europe to finally make port in Israel. Not long after and continuing for almost a decade, one Arab nation after another across the Middle East and North Africa forced the majority of their Jews out where many came to find refuge in Israel as well, forced to leave their wealth, business holdings, bank accounts allowing them with one or two suitcases of their belongings to leave with them. The Jews expelled from their, in many instances, home of their family dating back to over two thousand years and bore witness to the dispersion predicted in the Bible would now need pack for the fraught with fear of the unknown as they made their way to Israel. They were mostly welcomed but also presented a problem as the sheer numbers caused a shortage of everything. The Jews forced from their homes and world by the Muslims were another refugee situation which equaled or exceeded the numbers claimed by PA but with one crucial difference; the Jewish refugees were taken into the Israeli society and though this had a ripple effect, it was not the last time a nation would allow their Jews to return despite any problems such refugees may cause as that too is part of the Jewish State’s purpose. The infusion of Jews during several points such as the Russian Jews arrived in multiple waves which were handled and the refugees absorbed into Israeli Society.
That is the defining difference between the two societies, the Jews cannot even dream of not welcoming their brothers and sisters and incorporating them as seamlessly as possible into the society aiding them regardless of where they decide to settle though there do exist incentives to have them live in the periphery away from the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem corridor as the outer areas are under populated. The Arabs, on the other hand, placed their refugees from any conflict with Israel into camps where they were denied the right to work, own land, freedom of movement, citizenship, educations for their youth who were instead filled with hate, and used as pawns in the fight to destroy Israel. These people are kept in refugee camps and their families are cursed by their own people as the mantle of long suffering refugee is passed on from one generation to the next such that the original number of Arab refugees was estimated to be five-hundred-thousand to as high as seven-hundred-fifty-thousand and now count as topping five-million refugees, a growth rate that makes any solution less possible and the tactic of using people’s lives as weapons against Israel and the Jewish People with this demographic threat. If the PA disintegrates, do these people be permitted their lives back? We were just wondering. What is truly frightening is some of these camps, such as the one outside Gaza City or in Jenin, exist within the lands already under autonomous or semiautonomous rule but are reserved as they are not to be permitted to live amongst their own people, nope, they must be used as a weapon to destroy Israel because that is what the refugees, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the PA, the PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the entirety of the support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanction Movement (BDS), various United Nations and other Human Rights groups who earn their daily bread based upon solely their hatred of Israel and only Israel, the European Union efforts and numerous NGOs with so many other groups on college campuses which have a scope and financing which can only come from some nation state or group of states funding these massive anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and blatantly anti-Semitic groups.
I hear them already, hey BTC, we are not anti-Semitic as we have a number of Jews who are members of our group. First off, just because one was born as a Jew does not mean they are a practicing or even knowledgeable Jew who has even a rudimentary knowledge of Torah, the first five book of the Bible, the Five Books of Moses, the foundation upon which all of Judaism and much of the functioning of the world appears to be predicated upon which in and of itself is an astonishing statement for a book written most likely three-thousand years ago. Secondly, if you hate and protest only Israel and believe only Israel causes the world’s problems, then you are claiming that only the Jews do not deserve to have their own nation on its ancient and historic background then you, my friend if I may be so familiar, are an anti-Semite. That is the reality and the argument has been made by many far more erudite than we ourselves are capable of matching as our command of the English language languishes by comparison to the like of many others such as Mr. O’Reilly, Mr. Limbaugh, Ms. Coulter, Mr. Colmes and many other talk show stars as they are required to have vast vocabularies as being both wordsmiths and retort artists requires one to be capable of speaking above their guest’s head when all else is failing them. Here at BTC we are about purveying our core principles and explaining things so as to enlighten and possibly provide a view not found in the mainstream of the media. We are not here to replace or compete but to enhance and illuminate. We also try and amuse when the topic allows, something which is sadly so difficult as the issues are becoming more rushed and dire and that frightens us but we still know that forewarned is forearmed. Well, this need go to the copy editor for the critique of our rough draft which we then address the points when required, so hopefully this makes it into the final copy, be observant out there as that is the best way to remain safe.
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