Beyond the Cusp

August 14, 2018

Peace is an Israeli Leadership Obsession Part II


Further discussion at the Synagogue and we discovered something remarkable about the people in power in the government. We saw that almost every minister who was in the top two to four spots, depending on the size of the representation of the party in the Knesset, they talked an excellent game and when speaking always had the right things coming from their mouths. So they obviously understand what is required as they spell it out consistently when they speak. The problem appears to be with their hands, they just cannot write down orders to follow up on what they promised. We were told during and after the last elections that there would be no more tolerating Hamas, Hezballah, or the Palestinian Authority and their lies and aggressions. We were told that terrorism and especially overt attacks such as we just experienced with Hamas would result in hard hitting military reprisals leaving these terrorist entities incapable of attacking Israel in the future. We were told how one rocket and Gaza would be swept clean and Israel would simply retain possession of Gaza after it had been cleansed. That never happened, not with the stabbing and vehicular rammings conducted by and paid for by the Palestinian Authority and it definitively did not happen as Hamas burned down square kilometers of crops, forests and wilderness preserves and fired rockets in the hundreds. Once more Israelis were forced to settle for a whole lot of talk-talk-talk and far less of actions and ending the problem. What Israel both wants and needs is a Prime Minister who does not talk very much, he makes simple, one-time statements and then follows through on those statements. The name Menachem Begin comes to mind. On June 22 1982, Joe Biden, Senator from Delaware, confronted then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin during his Senate Foreign Relations committee testimony, threatening to cut off aid to Israel. Below is Menachem Begin’s priceless and inspiring answer putting Senator Biden in his place rather than trembling before imagined monsters as too many other Prime Ministers have done worrying about what the world will think, Prime Minister Menachem Begin was their lesson for how to treat the world and their reactions.

“Don’t threaten us with cutting off your aid. It will not work. I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them. And, when necessary, we will die for them again, with or without your aid.”


Begin knew from his experiences that Israel, like the Jews have always been, would be attempted to be corrupted making it just to deny them the same rights as given freely to others and in the worst case, Jews were to be sacrificed for the general good. Began gave as good as he got and often better. He knew that were Israel to survive, she would sooner or later be going it alone, thus all foreign aid could do for Israel in the long run is make her dependent upon such funding which inevitably would be withdrawn at the worst possible moment. That would be when the world would attempt to destroy Israel. This is why we decry our continued dependence upon United States produced aircraft for the Israeli Air Force which has no indigenous designed and built aircraft. One American President deciding to end the American Israeli friendship and prevent any parts or new aircraft reaching Israel would cause a disaster unparalleled and potentially striking a fatal blow. Modern Jet Fighters require routine maintenance and replacement of certain parts on a routine schedule if they are to perform well. Take away one part and they cease to function at all in all too many instances or they become dangerous to fly. Israel cannot be beholden to another nation if survival is the main objective. This also would make Israel more freedom to act without the fear of what another nation might think or might do. Had Israel waited for the United States to grant her approval to declare herself a nation, the State Department, Defense Department and virtually every other Cabinet Secretary would have advised Truman to tell the Jews to wait, it was not a convenient time for such a decree. The Jews would still be waiting for the United States government finding it convenient for there to be an Israel and by the time they said great, it is time, all the Jews would have been murdered by the Arabs while the United States might, if the Jews were fortunate, debate the problem. For those who would claim we are being disingenuous, take a look at the Kurds who voted over 92% amongst themselves to declare their independence from Iraq and their governing body decided against doing so because the United States State Department advised them that this was not a good time to do so for the United States. Israel fully backed Kurdish independence but the United States had warned them not to make waves as it would be inconvenient for them at this time. One can only wonder whether the Kurds asked for an approximation of when it would be a good time for the United States. We do not need think too hard to figure out the answer, not now, not next week, not next month, not next year and stop bothering us with such silly nonsense. This is why we have an Israel and the Kurds are being slaughtered by the Turkish forces in northern Syria and by Iraqi forces backed by Iran in Iraq. Thus far, it has been inconvenient for the United States to assist the Kurds any further in their life and death struggle against Turkish, Iranian and Iraqi genocidal efforts as these forces eradicating Kurdish villages are also allies of the United States, not just the Kurds plus it might prove embarrassing and thus making it inconvenient.


Kurdish Freedom Rally with Kurdish and Israeli Flags

Kurdish Freedom Rally with Kurdish and Israeli Flags


The Kurds also required a leader who spoke with the foreign powers less and listened to the people more as then, every Kurd would have had independence and that makes a people fight just that little bit harder. We understand this in Israel as when we fought our initial war for survival which was renamed the Israeli War of Independence, which is silly, as we had declared ourselves a nation, the British were leaving, and we had independence. What we did not have was security or the backing of any major power, not the USSR, France, Britain or the United States, as all had just finished with World War II and were in no mood for another fight. They all had an excess of used equipment which they refused to sell to Israel and some ended up with the Egyptians, Iraqis and Jordanians, but not Israel. Israel did have one ally supplying bullets and other necessities, it was Czechoslovakia who probably remembered how France and Britain sliced and carved them up to appease an unappeasable Hitler at the Munich Conference after which British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, “This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time.” Czechoslovakia was actually far larger than Israel with the proof coming as Czechoslovakia has been divided into the Czech Republic (115th in size with approx. 30,000 sq. mi.) and Slovakia (127th and approx. 19,000 sq. mi.) while Israel is smaller than either (150th and approx. 8,000 sq. mi.) Israel’s little over eight-thousand square miles is next to nothing when compared to Czechoslovakia’s forty-nine-thousand square miles. Truth be told, when Britain’s Neville Chamberlain and France’s Édouard Daladier gave the Sudetenland to Hitler, they crippled the nation of Czechoslovakia giving away border areas greater than the size of Israel yet left Czechoslovakia still larger than Israel. This is further reason why Czechoslovakia aided Israel sending all the World War II equipment left on Czechoslovakian soil as best they were able.


Allow us to conclude with two statements which we believe strongly are absolute necessities if Israel is to survive into the future. When it comes to our defense, all of our armor, rifles, sidearms, aircraft, ships, submarines and all military equipment must be designed and manufactured in Israel with easy to procure parts preferably made in Israel. Israel must not permit herself to be beholding to any other nation’s favor for our vital protection. If we must depend on outside sources, then we would be best served by having multiple sources and have their alignments not all be in one small basket such as NATO or European Union. Finally, by doing this, Israel would have more to offer on the world markets with slightly altered versions of our best equipment and we would be employing thousand more Israelis in the manufacture of our own weaponry and delivery systems. This would necessarily lead Israel to build a spaceport and develop further the Israeli missile systems to include orbital capable systems and even moon and later Mars and further capabilities. The price of such could be offset by launching other nation’s satellites for them instead of paying other nations to launch our equipment and assets into space.


Our other point is striking at arms warehouses and rocket manufacturers as these are apparently easily replaced and serve as having no actual deterrence. Even striking the launchers, unless they are for the larger and more capable missiles, then you are striking at a piece of equipment where the Toyota pick up truck is the most expensive part. Single launchers can be built in any toolshed with minimal amounts of angle iron and a welding torch. Israel must consider striking higher value targets, things which would make life less comfortable for the leadership. Find out where their wives have their hair coiffed and bomb that during the night if you really must avoid casualties at almost any cost. Where do they eat out, erase the restaurants, all of them. Target the new mall, the waterpark, their homes, their vehicles with or without them inside, the arcade center, the other mall, whatever and wherever the leadership and families of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and anybody attached to them visit, destroy those places and ruin the lives of the ones giving the orders. If such as this fails to end their conflict, then the only choice left is to clean out Gaza and not allow anybody to return. Whatever the solution, the next two instances of rockets over Israel from Gaza must be the final times and never again from Gaza. Should they then shoot at Israel from the Sinai Peninsula, at least there the Egyptians will be inclined to clean them out rather than face a war with Israel. Hezballah must be informed that should one missile cross into Israel from Lebanon, everything south of the Litany River will be cleared, as will the Baka Valley and southern Beirut. That is how one ends conflicts, by letting your enemies know what will be the cost and then following through. If you cannot keep your word then nothing you say will hold a single gram of meaning.


Beyond the Cusp


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  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


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