Beyond the Cusp

October 7, 2016

Torrents of Campaign Cash Ready to Flow

 

The campaigns are rounding the final turn and are readying to make the final sprint to the November 8, 2016 Election Day finish line. The television and radio advertisements are being stacked up with additional slots being purchased in the questionable battleground states. These include Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, and a few others with the leaning states displayed with stripes giving the side they appear to favor (see map below). This prediction gives Hillary Clinton two-hundred electoral votes leaving her seventy short while Donald Trump having one-hundred-sixty-three electoral votes leaving him one-hundred-seven short. Both candidates have their plans and campaign strategy to break the magic two-hundred-seventy votes required. There are one-hundred-seventy-five votes presumably up for grabs and both candidates will be giving it everything they have to get the required Electoral College votes to win and both will choose certain states to contest and some they will surrender to their opponent and will spend what campaign cash they have accordingly. The largess of the campaign cash of each camp could very well decide who will be the next President which may prove to surprise many people about which team is likely to be capable of affording to contest the largest number of states.

 

Current Predictive Election Day Map as Indicated by Polling

Current Predictive Election Day Map as Indicated by Polling

 

The immediate response from many people would be that Donald Trump has the larger war chest and will be capable of outspending Hillary Clinton and thus the advantage is in his court. The reality is completely the opposite as Hillary Clinton is excessively wealthy in her own right being worth an estimated at over one-hundred-billion-dollars while Donald Trump is thought to be worth a mere four-and-a-half-billion-dollars. This is probably a shock to many people, especially many outside the Washington Beltway. Apparently selling access to the United States Federal Government and favors from the United States State Department and allowances in trade deals is far more profitable than selling merely real-estate. Golf Clubs and casinos lack the glamor of high stakes political influence which the Clintons play at. They get paid healthily to give the same half hour or hour speech week in and week out. We assume that William Jefferson Clinton is far better and more interesting than Hillary the robotic device. We saw her style which was far amplified by the media with that smile smeared on her face as if held in place by Botox injections, not that we are making such an accusation. We will claim it did have an eerie similarity to the Joker from the Batman movies and equally frightening.

 

Still, Hillary Clinton will be easily capable of outspending Donald Trump by a factor of at least twenty to one which means we will be seeing Hillary Clinton campaign advertisements even here in Israel on cable as it is doubtful she will leave even a single potential vote escape her web which will be cast wide as ever possible. Trump will need to spend smart if he is going to win the White House as he is at a distinct disadvantage as he will be cash starved by comparison, not a position he likely is familiar with or comfortable with, but that is what he faces. What is even more frightening is that much of Hillary Clinton’s funding comes from foreign sources such as Saudi Sheiks; the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) n wealthy Arab NGO and UN agency set up to influence Western leaders, governments and corporations; George Soros, who has left little doubt that he has been influencing Western elections including getting President Obama elected for sure with a Democrat Congress which was capable of passing whatever legislation the Democrats desired; and likely other dictators and people who desire manipulating the world against freedoms and traditions which Americans and other Western people have treasured and are now watching it fade and quiver becoming shakier than a fiddler on a roof.

 


Traditions

 

This election pits two megalomaniacs with radically different views of the United States against one another. Only one can become President and that choice will decide the direction of the United States and also Europe and the majority, if not all, of the free world. The coming challenge between two radically different societies, one with freedom and choice allowed and the other where every soul must surrender and walk a straight and narrow path under the cruel and suffocating cloak of Islam smothering all other religions and societal norms from every corner of the globe. One candidate will refuse to surrender and the other believes that she and her ilk will be capable of co-opting Islam once the Imams have slaughtered their way to ruling the world using terrorism and infiltration as well as simply reproducing until their mere numbers grant them control. The problem is that once Islam has spread through use of the United Nations and politicians more greedy than smart and use of the freedoms against the Western societies eventually simply slaughtering those who refuse to surrender and bow before them, there will be nothing left in this world but Islam and it will not be run by the progressive Democrats. Granted, many of these greedy politicians will live out their lives enjoying some liberties and may even die of old age but their children and those of everyone else will face this world of oppression which they will sell their souls and create. This is the election and should what President Obama began be permitted to run its course there will be no freedom and there will be camps where people either bow to Allah or be tortured until they break or die. There will be no future; no colonization of space, no music, no movies, nothing which we take for granted will remain. The election campaigns are about to enter overdrive and one will be overly financed beyond anything the other will be capable of placing before the people. If this election is bought with the money taken in through selling out the United States then the world will suffer the consequences. Our lives will never see the beauty of art, music, entertainment, or even bad commercials and television will be channel after channel of Islamic programming within twenty years and conceivably sooner. May the American people wake up to the potential for a coming horror show and choose well.

 

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Closing Song

 

August 22, 2016

State Department and Their Moment of Clarity

 

The United States Department of State released annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describing the status of religious freedom in every country. This year the report had a remarkable citation which had previously been explained away by blaming the victim and excusing the oppressive doctrinarian persecutor which practiced religious and societal supremacy despite their societal dysfunctionality. The hiccup, if you’ll admit the slang, was a report that the Palestinian Authority (PA) was indeed committing anti-Semitism and broadcasting it on their television and radio broadcasts. There were also criticisms of Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt and Indonesia Wednesday for having laws that infringe upon religious freedom citing blasphemy, apostasy and anti-conversion laws. The report succinctly stated, “Such laws conflict with and undermine universally recognized human rights,” referring directly at one state’s actions the report went on to state, “Saudi Arabia penalizes blasphemy with lengthy prison sentences and lashings, often after detention without trial, or so-called protective custody, according to legal experts.” Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken stated at an event announcing the report, “In far too many countries, 2015 witnessed appalling patterns of significant restrictions on religious practice, as well as societal intolerance of, restrictions on and even violence against members of religious minority groups. Bigotry and intolerance can be found in every part of the world, including the United States, but every country has an obligation to respect religious liberty and freedom of conscience.”

 

But in the area of Israel, where we will concentrate our commentary, the report brought some needed fresh air. The State Department, and especially under President Obama, criticizing the PA for their open and blatant anti-Semitism is as surprising as it was welcome. As far as any actual actions or further recognition, that remains to be seen though we expect very little to come of this. Reports are, after all, written to please, aggravate, motivate or mitigate situations while having minimal effect or amelioration before being filed on a shelf next to the report from previous years which had also made new or original bold statement only to settle on the shelf awaiting the next year’s report to brace it from the open end. This report shall be no different and likely be even of less consequence as the elections in the United States will soon suck all the oxygen from the media rooms across the world, be it the United States elections or the German elections by five of sixteen states in the build-up to the next year’s federal vote where it is fully expected to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from a decade of dominance due to the refugee crisis. Changes are coming in Europe and perhaps in the United States as well. All of this we will watch and see and then wait for any changes both local and internationally. Despite belief by President Obama that he controls the fate of the world, this report was likely about the upcoming elections while ignoring their boss, the man holding the world currently.

 

Obama World and he can hold the whole thing like a basketball but just like a basketball he is clueless what to do with it

Obama World and he can hold the whole thing like a basketball but just like a basketball he is clueless what to do with it

 

Closer to home at our small corner, and we emphasize small, of the Mediterranean the State Department report will be accepted as a breath of fresh air as a known reality has finally been recognized in writing by what has been and likely remains an adversarial United States Department of State. This report may simply be the State Department setting a note in their records just in case there may be coming a drastic change in the Executive Brach of the United States governance. Despite the hyperventilating over the great lead Hillary Clinton has theoretically built up in the past month according to the United States media, even FOX, in the most respected and neutral polling this past week she held less than a five percent lead, less than a single point in one, over Donald Trump, a lead within the margin of errors. This probably has the great minds at the State Department fearing that the light they see down the tunnel is not the opening to the broad outdoors but the headlamp of an onrushing train and they figure better to be safe than left out on a limb with little support as a new President starts sawing their branch off before they can scamper back saving themselves and their appointed positions. Moving to the center is done by places beyond candidates who have been forced away from the center during a primary challenge. This may be nothing more than centering the State Department ship before it lists so far over they capsize.

 

Then again, perhaps there is another reason for the state department report stating in blatant terms that the PA broadcasts and other activities are peddling anti-Semitism. There is also the possibility that the extremes reached have finally crossed a previously uncrossed level which placed their actions beyond even the State Department’s ability to excuse with their normal euphemisms. The previous State Department reports had blamed the Israeli “occupation” and Israeli “oppressions” and “treatment of the Arab Palestinian” as the reasons for which any hatreds originating from the PA and their society as understandable and even excusable. The fact is official members of the PA governance are making statements over the broadcast channels to instigate further attacks on Israelis anywhere and everywhere including blatantly calling for violence within Israel inside the Green Line in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beersheba, Jerusalem, Ashdod as well as Hevron and other areas in Judea and Samaria. Further calls were broadcast calling for Israeli Arabs to attack and murder Israelis and some calls to violence was more general demanding the attacks and terrorism to murder Jews. There were also the calls for rioting on the Temple Mount where there was no difference drawn between Israelis and tourists whether Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu or even Shinto. What will remain to be seen is the follow through, should there be one. But will the policies demand of Israeli sacrifices and concessions while forgiving any and every crime committed by the Arabs both under PA rule and Hamas rule in Gaza. One need remember that Hamas was overwhelmingly elected in honest elections over a decade ago by both the Arabs in Gaza and in Judea and Samaria and no elections have been permitted by the ruling Hamas or Fatah, both terror parties, ever since. The Arab Palestinians have what can be laughingly referred to as third world democracy, one person, one vote, one time.

 

Reports recognizing the near universal anti-Semitism and religious hatreds which permeate the Arab world where even minority sects of Islam are denigrated and subjugated to similar treatments as the Christians, Yazidis, Baha’i, Buddhists, Hindus, Zoroastrians and other minority religions spread across the Islamic world as well as the Arab world have previously been rare and oft ignored. Reports and even speeches may bring attention to these problems but there needs be actions backing up the words. This will be what needs be watched and see if policies are altered to reflect this report. All of this will depend heavily on the next elections throughout Europe after the first installment of reaching towards three million and possibly as much as five million “refugees” have inundated the continent from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with over one million taking up refuge in Germany alone. The fact that approaching eighty to ninety percent, depending on locations and reports, of these “refugees” being males between the ages of thirteen to forty without women or children accompanying these military age males paints an ominous picture for military planners and security forces alike. Then there were the New Year’s Eve sex crime wave which struck central celebration areas in cities all across Germany and in spotty locations in Scandinavia and other European hot spots, the terrorism increase and a general increase in crime. While what the level of assimilation to which these mostly Muslim immigrants will accomplish with their adopting a more European outlook cannot yet be ascertained but initial data leaves one with an uneasy feeling about the grim prospects of there being any degree of assimilation. Some are blaming the BREXIT on the immigrant crisis where the reason the British voted to leave the European Union was so they could place blockades against further infiltrations. As the “refugees” have yet to penetrate into Scotland and Northern Ireland or the Irish Isles has been stated by those who voted in large sectors from England as the reason these areas are considering rejoining the European Union independently. If these nations from the British group expect that they might be voted from Britain with the English possibly deciding to go it alone relying on the English to act as a cork on the European bottle protecting these nations after they reapply to the European Union from direct infiltrations by MENA refugees halting them at the Chunnel blocking any crossings of the English Channel, they are hoping that the English will be responsible for them while they continue the jolly life as members of the European Union protected from the decisions in Brussels by England, the adults on the islands. The English would be hard pressed to allow the “refugees” to pass through to the northern lands as that would place their presence on both borders making their infiltration a greater danger by far.

 

Meanwhile, Israel likely is going to have this paper, this report by the State Department, touted by the government with every party claiming either their contribution to forcing the admitting of the problem or claiming they will patiently await actions which speak louder than worlds. Those who take credit for the report by the State Department are making grand claims with likely little real or hard evidence of their complicity in the formation of this report. This admission of the sins committed by the PA was and will continue to be just a centering of State Department positions in anticipation of a possible shift in White House positions after the election and thus the adoption of a more nuanced position from which the department can slide whichever direction the President will lean upon arrival. The State Department simply has noted that whichever candidate wins the election, be it Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, there will be little if anything that the State Department will be capable of performing which will alter either candidate’s preferred and preset position vis-à-vis Israel. As for determining the position either candidate will take may appear easy, it also may be less well known or predictable as one might suspect.

 

Our talks with actual Israelis, Sabras (native born Israelis) who have never visited the United States, they are confused as to which candidate will win the election. Many feel that Hillary has this as her election to lose as if she cannot beat Donald Trump then she was not cut out to beat anybody. Many fear Trump as much as they do Clinton. The one thing we have seen as a constant is their asking us what we think will happen and pleading that we grant them good news and reinforce what they already hope for from the elections. One item these Israelis have been made aware of comes through a quote, we like quotes as we cannot be fully blamed for their content, the quote we turn to was reputedly from Joseph Stalin where it was stated in Boris Bazhanov’s Memoirs of Stalin’s Former Secretary, published in 1992 and only available, so far as we know, in Russian where it stated, “You know, comrades that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this, who will count the votes, and how.” When we receive puzzled looks we point to the claims that in certain districts there were more votes tallied than there were registered voters and some have claimed that entire voting districts had absolutely no votes recorded for any candidate other than those for one of the two main parties. This often does not clear their puzzled look as much as add a degree of obvious fear or ominous foreboding to their puzzlement.

 

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August 16, 2016

Generally the Generals Create Great Problems

 

In a recent article titled Israel’s demographic suicide? by the ever readable and insightful Caroline B. Glick we were given views of a recent meeting between the new Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman and the General Staff of the IDF. From what we understood, Minister Lieberman came into the meeting with a rightful, honest and workable solution to numerous problems mostly caused by the presence of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its insidious effects over too large an area and over too many institutions all of which they brought to holy jihad against Jews and Israel. During the meeting and facing an allied and unified front or Perfumed Princes, generals as known to the public, he was convinced that the best approach to the coming elections this fall in the local elections throughout the PA where Hamas is expected to take control over many, if not a predominant number, of the local government thus preventing and PA security forces from presumably fighting terrorist enterprise would be best averted by peremptorily ceding complete planning and zoning authority in Area C to the PA. Our position is the surrendering Area C will fail in every conceivable way possible. But the Perfumed Princes appear to have converted Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to their side of the argument where the military basically gifts the PA with complete control over the lands in Area C which will lead to the removal of all IDF forces replacing them with PA Security Forces and the settlements will immediately become untenable and the hundreds of thousands of Jews and other Israelis residing in these cities, towns and frontier settlements will be forced to retreat behind the Green Line and holding any claim on East Jerusalem will become all but untenable. Basically, the Perfumed Princes idea is to repeat Gaza except this time with the entirety of Judea and Samaria as well as East Jerusalem including the Temple Mount and the entirety of the Old City to the PA who once the IDF and other Israeli assets have retreated will lose all the lands to Hamas who are far more motivated than the PA forces, many of which are more loyal to Hamas and Islamic Jihad as well as the Islamic State than they are to Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah and the PA. Such a plan worked so wondrously in Gaza that the Perfumed Princes believe that doubling down with the safety of Tel Aviv is the best course of action. The best course of action is and has always been the settlement of all the lands given by Hashem and to above our greatest joy to place Yerushalayim, the city conquered by David and beautified by Solomon which includes Tower of David in Yerushalayim.

 

Tower of David in Yerushalayim

Tower of David in Yerushalayim

 

The news of this reached us soon after we had responded to a challenge to put forth a plan which would benefit Israel in dealing with the PA which we presented in our article As Long as They All Hate where we presented basically the opposite of the plan presented by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and assorted other IDF commanders. Their basic premise is that should Israel respond to the threat, that Hamas will win numerous townships and potentially even Ramallah, which would be the ultimate loss for the PA and be the end of Mahmoud Abbas as their leader; that by turning over the remainder of Judea and Samaria and deserting any responsibility for those residing already in Area to PA rule, whatever that may mean after the fall elections, and this will prevent Hamas from winning local elections across the currently PA controlled areas. Sure, surrendering all control over what Jordan renamed the West Bank and is actually a good part of Judea and Samaria simply because of a threat that Hamas might take control of areas now held by the PA will invigorate the PA and not have any similar effect on the Hamas leadership which is obviously what scared the IDF COGAT commanders. Are we the only ones who see a grievous error in their logic? If anything, such a move should guarantee Hamas taking control with even less opposition of Judea and Samaria and raining rockets supplied by Iran through Jordan, even if Iran must eliminate Jordanian King Hussein and the entirety of the Jordanian military, assuming they do not simply change sides in the interest of continued breathing and potentially positions in the coming Iranian puppet state.

 

The Perfumed Princes could not have presented a more backwards and illogical plan had that been their intent. The actual problem is that these Generals are tired of actually performing their duty and they realize that their power does not stem from protecting Jews and Israelis in Judea and Samaria but in deadly threats making the continuation of the state of Israel dependent on them. The real problem is actually the same problem as Israel faces in their legal society where judgeships above the lowest level is controlled either directly or indirectly, the higher the court the more directly, by the Supreme Court, the Attorney General, the head of the Lawyers’ Guild and a small and overwhelmed few members of the elected governance, that being the Knesset. Such a panel is so far left as it could only be equaled by the average garden party held by the effete elite of Tel Aviv and the COGAT Command and most other commands outside of combat arms are also Perfumed Princes for similar reasons. These leftist control the levers of choosing their replacements and refuse to permit any Zionist, and especially religious Zionist, to ever enter their ranks even if it requires setting up high ranking Zionist religious officers for a situation where proper actions can bring charges of undue force and doing nothing brings charges of dereliction of Duty. Thus the High Command of the IDF, the Supreme Court, the justice system, the ranking legal and other administrative commanders are all Tel Aviv leftist anti-Zionists who are determined to make Israel a binational state where Jews become a minority as the leftist socialist anti-nationalist post-Zionists are haters of Judaism and Judeo-Christian morality and are willing to make Israel into an Islamist run nation in the belief that they can take control of such a governance and forge their communist wonderland free of nationalism and religious influences. Simply stated, these lunatics are willing to destroy Israel, hand it to the Muslims, all in an attempt to forge their socialist dreams and they do not figure in their formulae that they will be amongst the first ones beheaded under any Islamist governance. This disease exists through much of Europe and is taking hold in the United States where President Barack Obama was the initial introductory Presidency and Hillary Clinton will be the final step should she be elected, but the Americans are as blind in many leftist circles as are these Israeli leftist socialist communists.

 

Israel has one viable future which cannot and will never be realized as long as we suffer these fools who hate Zionism and hate Judaism and are willing to bow before Ba’al and sacrifice everybody else’s first born son if that is what it takes to destroy the Jewishness and Zionist enterprises within Israel. They, like their Western counterparts, hate Judeo-Christian ethics and nationalism to such an extent that they are willing to blindly accept anything which is also against such viable and moral leadership. They are incapable of seeing past their red hot hatred of Judaism and Zionism that sacrificing all of Israel to the observers of Allah and betraying Hashem and all that comes from his love and rules for a moral and good life where all are cared for by the deeds of others. They do not see that charity is amongst the central pillars of Judaism and believe that nobody would sacrifice a single shekel of their monies to help the needy and only through the force of government can the poor be cared for. They believe this as they are wanting to ever ‘waste’ a Shekel of their monies willingly and believe all are as dead hearted as they. They judge others by their own selfishness and are blind to the generosity of others whom they hold in contempt quite likely because they do see these others are better persons than they and thus must be destroyed to make a perfect government controlled system which does not depend on the generosity of others but on the power of the all-powerful state.

 

Further, these Generals, Perfumed Princes, realize that by surrendering Area C they will no longer be the ones to blame should there come terrorism from these areas as they will no longer govern them. They tire of governing Area C and protecting those Jews, who are mostly religious, Zionist or both as these are the very Jews and Israelis they hold in contempt. They would rather allow the Arab Muslims behead and murder every last Israeli and Jew currently under their mandate for protection. They have already performed so well at this protection that the two items which have kept these Israelis safe have been the outstanding performance of the troops charged with such protection who take their positions of protecting the innocent seriously, and the security forces each community has appointed or empowered volunteers who manage the security including electronic surveillance and boots on the ground day and night throughout the week and even on the Sabbath as life is precious in Judaism and every life is worth saving and assisting such that it can live. Many of these elitists have completely lost track of these basic terms and instead think only of the power of the state and not the empowerment of the individual. These leaders require a complete house cleaning and replacing with those in whom the safety and future of Israel and the Jews can be trusted with complete faith that they will take such charge seriously.

 

The one obvious failure are the General Staff and their complete infiltration or possibly permanent ability to replace their retiring officers solely with the officers from the legal division or from amongst their own known circle, the tea, brie and fondue party gang as we like to call them. The time has come to change a few things even beyond the heads at the top. The first thing is the legal busy beavers should be required to spend their initial training and a one year service in an infantry company. This should be their being farmed out randomly amongst infantry companies as privates such that they understand the life of the rank and file soldier. They should also be charged with achieving a certain rank before being commissioned as a lawyer and officer in the IDF and those unable to cope with such service should be barred from the legal divisions. The IDF deserves officers who will be making life and death decisions to fully understand the position and dangers the average soldier faces to achieve the position where they may be deciding whether they get to take the shot or stand down. Currently the order to stand down is the failsafe and preferred command decision unless every last requirement has been verified, checked, rechecked and further checked to see if the position has held its ground and still has the shot available after fifteen-twenty minutes of lunacy by command before allowing the infantry or other assets to take the shot.

 

Perhaps we need a basic and simple pair of examples of situations which will clarify. Let us assume one is a fighter pilot carrying ordinance, bombs for the less aware of the language, and he is approaching the target and he does not see any civilians blocking his approach and now requires clearance from the legal beagles before he can release his ordinance. Now the lawyers order a second aircraft, a reconnaissance drone or piloted aircraft to fly to the locations which can take up to five or ten minutes while the pilot with the ordinance has been circling his target in danger of being shot upon. During this time the target inside the building has left, taken shelter in a special area of the basement or possibly called for women and children to be brought to the rooftop knowing that a single civilian is a sufficient screen which will prevent most bombings from being executed and any doubt results in the initial pilot landing with ordinance still attached, an unadvised and very dangerous task as the shock of landing can activate the ordinance and with another simple bump detonate the ordinance if it was set for immediate blast after drop. Even if the target of the bomb was the third floor of a seven story building where the ordinance is set to punch through the five levels which would mean that the ordinance would count from the rooftop as the first punch placing it in the seventh floor, then another to the sixth and another to the fifth and another to the fourth and another to the third with a tenth of a second delay and detonation sufficient to kill all on the third floor or just those in a central room and still leave the building though structurally compromised, remaining standing. Even such ordinance is thought to take out the roof by the lawyers making the drop/no drop decision. The bombs today are so completely different than in previous wars fought that many people are unfamiliar or completely ignorant of the special situational conditions for which rounds can be optimized.

 

IDF Crest Insignia

 

An even more dire and dangerous situation would present itself when a sniper has spent two or three days sneaking into his optimum firing position and has the subject in his sights and now he waits for his number two to give him the signal to fire. All parameters are met but what if he gets an officer who insists on covering his position and orders a drone to reconnoiter the area before approving the shoot. This might lead the target to take cover or they could depart or return inside taking away the opportunity while waiting for approval. Many times a sniper is not within secured areas and is operating within enemy controlled territories and even making radio contact can create a dangerous situation for the sniper and his spotter. Many of the officers whose approval is required before taking a shot have never actually qualified with a weapon or if they have it was with a sidearm and not the variety of weapons used by most combat infantry or sniper or other combat individuals. This situation is rather dangerous for the troops and other individuals who must attain clearance before executing their final command to engage. In any situation an order to refrain from engagement makes the position more dangerous and even could lead to capture or death. These are things these soldiers, and they are presumed to be soldiers and not lawyers, have most often never been familiarized with and thus are making their decision considering a perfect scenario with a perfect and clean target and almost no situation in combat or flying support missions ever present a clean target and the wait time might even make a clean target unfit for execution as the situation changed while awaiting approvals. This is why the main part of any decision to engage needs to be left to the troops in the field or aircraft and the IDF depend on their morality and training, two things Israeli men and women in uniform are not just amongst the best but are the standard which other armed services in the Western developed world know they could not match the IDF and its morality in combat and others agree in even stronger language.

 

The conclusion we draw is obvious, Israel requires some basic appointment channels to be altered. We will not go into how the actual civilian legal divisions, the courts, particularly the Supreme Court and Attorney General, are chosen and concentrate on the command positions at the top of the IDF. The very first item is the appointment of IDF commanders must not be subjected to trial by newspapers, television and radio news, political talk shows or even approval by the Supreme Court. Appointment of the commander of the IDF must be made in order to choose the man most capable of commanding the defense and other military services as demanded by or commanded by the civilian government. They must be capable of performing the necessary oversight and give the orders which will complete any mission the IDF will be assigned and do so with a minimal loss of life for both the IDF and innocent civilians as understood to be defined by international law. The commander must be somebody the troops will respect and look up to. The IDF Commanding General does not need be acceptable to the Supreme Court, the tea and brie bridge club from Tel Aviv or other members of the moneyed elite, and the upper class who hold monetary aloof positions on all the correct social lists and definitely not be made to suffer the approval of Haaretz or other news outlet. They are a combat leader and being polite is not a required job performance though it would be a nice addition after they are chosen for their military command knowledge. The supporting General Staff need be chosen in like manner and should be fully capable of commanding a war for the national survival of the Israeli state with thirty seconds warning before launching troops ready and standing on alert. They need know the call-up procedures and who is the person to set that in motion as well as their subsequent commander and have the remaining list of the rest of that command at ready and known position for quick reference. The entirety of command should be stripped down and chosen solely for their love of country and ability to move into combat at a moment’s notice. There are no requirements for garden parties and the other frills such as performance at charity balls or other social ills. Such commanders should be religious, Zionist or both with the Zionism being a main requirement as they are best suited for trust to be centered within and being religious grants one deeper insight to the solutions required though one still performs their duty at the behest and under the set goals and limitations directed by the civilian governance. Such generals need understand that any command received is meant to be executed immediately if not sooner unless directed otherwise. This will necessitate a reassessment of the current General Staff and their replacement, as it has been found that those currently serving are lacking in any manner of intestinal fortitude or desire to serve the nation of Israel and its founding Zionist spirit. As goes the General Staff goes the military. If the commanders are soft and indecisive or lack in love of country, then the troops will reflect the same. This is why the General Staff need be religious and Zionist with love of Torah, love of Hashem, love of Israel, and lastly most obedient of the commands to settle the lands that Hashem has gifted to us to care for as these are the lands of Hashem. This need be the central reason for the IDF which is included in the motto, “Honor, Torah, Israel, People, Zion and Yerushalayim.”

 

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