Beyond the Cusp

May 9, 2016

Obama Intent to Crush Israel

Filed under: 1949 Armistice Line,1967 Borders,24/7 News Reporting,Absolutism,Amalekites,Anti-Israel,Anti-Semitism,Anti-Zionist,Appease Islamic Interests,Appeasement,Arab Appeasement,Arab Authority,Arab League,Arab World,Binding Resolution,Blood Libel,Cabinet,Calaphate,Chapter Seven Security Council Resolution,Civilization,Coverup,Defend Israel,Department of Defense,Divided Jerusalem,Europe,European Governments,European Union,Executive Order,Gaza,Government,Hamas,Hate,History,Holocaust,Human Rights,International Politics,Intifada,Iran,Iranian Pressure,Iraq,Iron Dome,Islam,Islam,Islamic Pressure,Islamic State Forces,Islamist,Israel,Israeli Capital City,Israeli Interests,Jerusalem,Jewish State,Jews,Jihad,Judea,Leftist Pressures,Mainstream Media,Media,Media Bias,Misreporting,Mohammed,Murder Israelis,Muslim Expansionism,Muslims,NATO,Netanyahu,New Testament,Nuclear Weapons,Obama,Old City,Old Testament,One State Solution,Oslo Accords,Ottoman Empire,Palestinian,Palestinian Authority,Palestinian Pressures,Peace Process,Pentagon,Persians,Political Identity,Politicized Findings,Politics,President Obama,President Obama Pessing Freeze,Promised Land,Samaria,Secular Interests,Security,Security Council,Settlements,Sharia,Shiite,Six Day War,Statehood,Sunni,Syria,Terror,Threat to Israel,Turkey,UN Human Rights Council,UNHCR,United Nations,United Nations Presures,United States,United States State Department,Weapons of Mass Destruction,WMD,World Opinion,Zionism,Zionist — qwertster @ 2:52 AM
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

 

The Quartet, Russia, United Nations, European Union and the United States, are about to release a damning policy judgement of Israel with President Obama and his administration taking front and center in pushing for accusations against Israel for human rights violations. The offensives Israel will be charged with is illegally building beyond the Green Line; the destruction of illegal structures built by the European Union for Arab Palestinians in, around, between and surrounding Jewish towns in Area C; Israel presence in East Jerusalem and generally taking positions which the Quartet has ruled as unhelpful. Even the most casual reading of the Oslo Accords, any version, and it quickly becomes clear that Area C was reserved for Israeli civilian and military control, while Area B had shared responsibility and Area A was reserved for Arab Palestinians. This has been escalating since President Obama entered office with his preconceived notions of how the world was and how he knew he could improve upon the world if only he could subject it to his vision. Part of President Obama’s grand vision was an end to nuclear weapons and end to imperialism, an end to colonialism and the return of the lands from occupation worldwide to its original inhabitants. This meant an end to any perceived European rule outside of Europe. The very top of the sinners from Europe attempting to take land which was not theirs was Israel.

 

Israel violated everything President Obama was raised on believing. He was raised on the concept that Israel was a European imposition on the native Arab population in the Middle East. Israel was the last imperialist outpost which needed return to its rightful owners, the Arabs. Further, Israel was a Judeo-Christian outpost in holy Islamic lands and thus had no claim as wherever Islam has slept can never revert to its original peoples as history began in the year 630 with the bursting forth from their enslavement of the Islamic Arabs who were the holy conquerors who were bring order to a world imposed upon it by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Persians and all those other cultures. The Arabs burst forth and became the original culture wherever they managed to subjugate the existing culture. Nowhere was this imperative more offended than Israel. Like so many Orientalists raised that Islam and the Arab lands had always been Islamic Arab lands, any previous history was an imposition on the natural orders which Muhammad and the following Arab rulers had set to right and correct the Judeo-Christian enslavement. Israel was the personification of this culture attempting to reimpose itself on the aboriginal Arabs. Never mind the three-thousand year old history of the Jews residing in these very lands as once conquered, oh, sorry, liberated by the followers of Muhammad from the imposition by the Jews who had obviously stolen the lands from the Islamic Arabs some close to fifteen-hundred plus years earlier as all the lands conquered from the Atlantic Ocean to Indonesia was Islamic under the natural order of the universe. After all, what could be more obvious than that to a young mind molded in the madrassas of Indonesia?

 

So here you have Israel whose Jews ‘all’ came from Europe and ‘none’ from the Arab lands of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) no matter what the demographics showed, those demographics were drawn up by non-Muslims and were all European constructs, including the eight-hundred-thousand refugees which poured into Israel from the MENA nations over the first decade after 1948 as the Arab and Muslim lands spat out their Jews infestations and took a first important modern times purification of the lands back to its proper Islamic Arab beginnings. Now to rid the Middle East of those nuclear armed Jews and everything would be set right. This will be the last thing that President Obama will perform to remold the world to his image. He has successfully righted the apparent imbalance returning Shiite Islam to equal if not superior status against that European and mostly American imbalance falsely raising the Sunni as the enforcers of European (which includes American) influences and Judeo-Christian cultures and ethics which had corrupted the pure Islamic doctrines. Israel was the obvious imposter and the Sunni only slightly less of imposters would be needful of a restoration to pure Islamic rule which was Shia Islam. Thus the new ruler who would spread their purest form of Islam across MENA and then conquer Europe and from there the world, it was Iran, obviously. Never mind that they changed their name from Persia to Aryan, which was spelled Iran in the Farsi translation, which made Iran both Persian, not Arab, modelled after the European fascists of pre-World War II Europe, not pure Islam, but they had the only proper Islamic Sharia compliant state and thus had to rule over all Islam.

 

The rise of an equally pure Sharia Islam on the scene, even if they were the “junior varsity,” complicated things and caused President Obama to become confused over which was the real Islamic leader, but that was soon dismissed and the return to empowering Iran continued. We have recently learned that the deal with Iran had been reached and completed in 2012 and it was simply a game of hide the truth behind a smokescreen of leaks and media manipulation using a compliant liberal media and associated NGOs who could be counted upon to carry the White House water and repeat whatever they had been instructed. The election of a new government in Iran was touted as a move towards liberal doctrine despite there being not a shred of evidence beyond what the White House desired the West, and especially Congress, to understand was taking place in Iran. Iran had to be empowered and made the equal if not superior to the European implemented invasion called Israel. That brings us to now.

 

The White House is going to impose its version of a Palestinian State on the West Bank using the pre-Six Day War boundaries because that has been the desire of Mahmoud Abbas from the beginning and if the Jews would just return the stolen lands, well, at least the most recently stolen lands, then all would be set up to make the final push to erase the European colonialists from the perfected Arab lands. That means that once Israel has been forced back into the indefensible box which they have defended since 1948 against all odds, then the stage will be set for the final push with which the European Jew will be cast out of the lands and the lands purified of their poisonous presence. If that requires the death of over six million Jews in the process, well, that is just another Islamic plus as this would mean that the dream of every rock and tree calling out saying, “Servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him,” will finally be realized and the perfect Caliphate will erupt and the world will fall before the sword of Islam.

 

President Obama stating that the future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam

 

It is impossible to reason with a true believer, and President Obama is a true believer of two complete and total world views melded into what he perceives as the rightful state the world must take. His first view is of the Caliphate ruling the world as was intended ever since Muhammad received his instructions written in the Quran, never mind the conflicting verses, that has been all cleared up and the Medina Quran is superior to the Mecca Quran as it was the most recent interpretations of the will of Allah, as we explained in Which Quran, Mecca or Medina? Additionally, there are numerous links added by other people which can add significantly to our introductory piece providing a more complete picture. President Obama’s second view came from his mother’s world view of the need for a socialist nirvana where everybody shared the wealth and uplifted one another in perfect harmony and without the evil greed present in capitalism. Place the Islamic paradise into a blender with a good measure of socialistic perfection, blend for the entirety of a young child’s impressionable years and have him then nurtured by the elites of the socialist dream and you end up with President Obama. Like all of us, President Obama is the product of his mother, father, and step father with a healthy dose of ego-boosting added by his grandparents and his mentors and manipulators who arranged for him the perfect resume and then maneuvered him into the President of the United States, a dream come true.

 

President Obama was manipulated and molded by European egalitarian socialists but had a strong dose of Islamic upbringing and he is the product of two competing visions of the perfect world where the first is based on the Quran and the second by anti-capitalist socialists and add a dose of modern day collegiate human rights activism and viola, Barack Obama is borne of his many individual parts which all come together and focus on the greatest violation of all those principles rolled into one nation, Israel. Israel is an offense to Islam and the Arab worldview. Israel had transformed and continues to transform from a socialist nightmare into a working capitalist economy which still requires additional development but is still a work in progress. Israel represents the European hegemony over the world and thus Israel is colonial imperialism at its worst. Israel is also a serial human rights violator as all one need do is read the reports from the United Nations Human Rights Council and related NGOs. After all, have you read the Durban Conferences results, the sole perpetrator of all the ills in the universe is Israel. And lastly, Israel is the Jewish State, there can be no such thing as a Jewish State as the Jews are accursed and been thrown down by Allah and Christianity in the form President Obama learned from the Reverend Jerimiah Wright, Frank Marshal Davis, Louis Farrakhan as well as George Soros and his minions who have had an enormous influence in the molding of a young adult Barack Obama, the perfect twisted and confused young man seeking an identity and suddenly thrust into Columbia University and then Harvard Law School, the perfect educational resume for the leader of the future.

 

President Obama cannot see anything beyond the fact that Israel is the reason there is no peace in the Middle East and the world and if only Israel were brought low then the world would mend itself. After all, we need to remember the speech President Obama gave when he accepted the Democrat nomination (video below) on the way to his promised coronation. In Denver candidate Obama laid out his recipe for changing America, fundamentally changing America, and his theme was that America had to be changed fundamentally as those who came before, especially President George W. Bush, who he equated John McCain to be but a carbon copy of George W. Bush, and made his promises for change, change, and yes we can change.

 

 

There are two quotes which perfectly frame the viewpoint of President and Mrs. Obama which are:

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008.

And,

“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” — Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008.

And if one wants his purest vision statement on what changes he would bring, then Obama’s Nomination Victory Speech In St. Paul June 3, 2008, captured it and framed it perfectly with this famous quote,

”I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.”

This is also what President Obama would base his foreign policy upon, that the past was a repeated series of the same tired policies and that he would bring a new order where the United States and all Eurocentric policies which had molded the world since World War I and before with colonialism, particularly British colonialism, had to be unraveled and set straight returning the world to where it was before the European influence became preeminent. This was particularly true in the MENA nations of the world when Europe oversaw the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, the last Caliphate. This was an abomination which he had had reinforced repeatedly in his education and then as a young man working as a social worker and his attendance at the church of Reverend Jerimiah Wright as well as the previously listed influences which molded Barack Obama. All of his influences and education as well as those he met professionally and in his private life shared one common view which came together and pinpointed the exact epicenter of all that was wrong with the world, the Eurocentric influences, atomic weapons, British imperialism, American hegemony (especially in the Middle East), Jewish influence and manipulations, and the invasion of native Arab Islamic territory by European Jews and you had the most evil of all entities by these definitions, Israel.

 

Barack Obama Noble Face for Hope & Change with Stern Punishing face for Suckers who Believed in Him

 

The two main targets he ever heard from his time becoming a Christian was the theft of the Holy Land by the accursed Jew and the Jewish lobby having such a strangle hold on the seats of power. All this was in service of Israel in the mind of Barack Obama and his desire to change that one fact and bring that entity of the Jewish infection low so as to allow for its destruction by the future leaders of the world, Islam, and pure Islam like that of the Ayatollahs in Iran. This is now about to be the sole guiding principle in his final months and the setting Israel as a serial human rights oppressor will allow President Obama using the Leahy Law to cut Israel military umbilical cord which could lead to, at the most extreme case, the grounding of the Israeli Air Force if spare parts are not made available for their F-15 and F-16 fighters. Additionally, this would result in the cancellation of the purchase by Israel of the F-35JSF which was already in the pipeline. On a parallel track, Senator Patrick Joseph Leahy, one of the Senators who has worked very closely with the White House, has initiated a State Department investigation of Israeli Human Rights violations seeking a report which depicts Israel as a serial human rights violator so that he can sue the Pentagon and Defense Department to end all military aid and cooperation with Israel. This would leave Israel vulnerable and also hindered in other ways. The programming of the fighters in Israeli Air force could potentially be rendered useless by adjusting their Friend or Foe computer to recognize all aircraft as friend thus preventing them from engaging other aircraft. The other ramification and funding given Israel could also be cut and all NATO nations swayed to end all cooperation with Israel, something many European countries would likely jump at as their excuse.

 

Additionally, President Obama could use the Quartet as a bludgeon against Israel and cap it all off with recognition of the state of Palestine in the Security Council setting their borders at the maximalist extreme of the 1949 Armistice Lines and make such a Chapter Seven Resolution enforceable by military force ruling which would tie the American Military into enforcing, or at least not preventing, the imposition of such a decision which would leave Israel with over one million Jews as refugees cast from their homes and any their jobs as well as ending the employment of thousands of Palestinian Arab workers as their factories and places of employment are closed. Such an imposing of a draconian resolution would guarantee a Middle East war against Israel within five years and more likely almost immediately after the forcing Israel to accept the now homeless Jews as it is an understood rule that any and all lands granted for Palestine must be made Judenfrei, how’s that for apartheid rules? This may prove to be the most destructive action should President Obama carry through on his conviction to the most damaging for Israel results. This might even lead to a NATO war with Israel siding with Turkey, a NATO member state, with the Arab nations and possibly Russia all assisting against Israel. This result is unlikely but must be brought forward as it is a possible scenario, even if unlikely. Watch as in his last months President Obama goes into over pressure mode to establish Palestine and to do so resting on the grave of Israel if necessary. It will not be pretty.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

February 8, 2016

Israeli Possible Futures and American Elections

 

There have been many numbers of articles predicting the fate of Israel should one party or the other take the White House next January. Where this early on it is a bit futile to be second guessing the American people, there are some concrete facts we can observe more generally and some rather specific. The most obvious fact is that Israel will likely fair better with virtually any Republican in the White House than either of the Democrat frontrunners. This has been the trend which has steadily become absolute starting with President George H. W. Bush who was far less Israel friendly than President William Jefferson Clinton. The Republican side is the most undecided; so we will begin with them, though there are some tantalizing consequences for discussion on the Democrat side.

 

The knowledge that Israel would be better served by any Republican than with either Democrat frontrunner is a no-brainer; there are still sufficient untested Republicans which leave things unsettled there as well. The top three caucus winners in Iowa are a case in point. Ted Cruz is as pro-Israel as anyone could ask for and would likely increase whatever aid Israel claimed to have or needs identified by United States Military assessments. Mr. Cruz is also the one most likely to ignore the current State Department being fully aware that the United States Department of State is closer to being an enemy foreign agent than an American foreign policy agency. They are so far into the pocket of whatever Islamic forces appear dominant at any given time ignoring the small fact that the United States can alter that picture with the slightest influence added by clandestine units in their military. Truth be known, even with Russian influence, the United States can alter any reality on the ground should it so choose. The drawback would be risking a general confrontation with the Russians which would require active duty forces in numbers sufficient to require Congressional approval and thus general media coverage. Much of the American as well as European and the World media will bend left as the media is generally more an agent of leftist ideological proponents and similarly predisposed on reporting on the Middle East which had been made evident by their misreporting or bias and slanted reporting on the Arab Israeli conflict which is decidedly anti-Israel.

 

 

Ted Cruz for President

 

Donald Trump for President

 

Marco Rubio for President

 

Next down the caucus line is Donald Trump followed by Marco Rubio. Mr. Trump is completely untested in any and all policy positions and this is even more pronounced on foreign policy. Mr. Rubio is only slightly less of a mystery. The advantage Rubio has is he will likely follow the mainline Republican positions which had become more pro-Israel. Mr. Trump has talked a good game but his true heart is unknown and he is more likely to allow the State Department and the Pentagon along with whatever foreign advisors already exist within the government initially for his positions andthis would produce a period of time where he could damage Israeli relations even further. The question is how and if that would change when he received different and pressing information from the Israelis themselves and other contacts even to include business influence from people he has dealt with and gained a degree of trust. Rubio would also be somewhat untested and known to follow the advice he receives which then would rest heavily on his choice for Secretary of State and the weight he would put on Military and other foreign policy influences against the State Department. The one thing we know is Rubio is the candidate most likely to allow others from the Republican hierarchy to set his foreign policy. The decision, if one is honest, is still out on these two candidates who were definitive winners in Iowa.

 

Of the remaining herd of contenders who at this point are not even sufficient to be second tier and are closer to third tier with the one exception, the sole other Republican candidate to clear 2%, Ben Carson. Dr. Carson would necessarily need to rely heavily on experts and thus his positions would depend completely on who he appoints with the one obvious difference, the Pentagon and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Our feelings are Dr. Carson would be very similar to President George W. Bush than any other predecessor. Hopefully Dr. Carson could look at a map of the areas surrounding Israel and the Middle East and realize that Egypt is currently stable, Jordan is stable with a few big ‘if’s’ sitting on her northern and eastern borders and might need to rely heavily on Israeli intelligence and potentially military support should the Islamic State turn their eyes westward seeking a border with Israel which Jordan would provide. We hear the people with their maps out pointing to the fact that such a move would still leave the West Bank and Jordan River as impasses to an Islamic State assault on Israel. We feel it would be a near certainty that not only Israel would aid Jordan but so would Saudi Arabia and the other member nations to the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). Currently the three main challenges which would face anyone stepping into office would be, in descending order, from the greatest threat down three steps are, Iran, Islamic State and the Iranian controlled terror networks of Hezballah, Islamic Jihad, to a lesser extent Hamas, and soon to be acquired Palestinian Authority which is likely to see a leadership change within two to three years as Abbas and family will take off for safer climes, probably somewhere in the United States under the witness protection agency’s assistance.

 

Ben Carson for President

 

The remainders of the Republican herd who we can take the measure of are Jeb Bush and Chris Christie who both talk a good pro-Israel game but remain untested as being governors they had little to deal with outside their States and were able to leave the big foreign policy decisions to Washington D.C. Both would likely play Republican ballgame until they were able to put their own people in place. This would mean heavy reliance on the State Department and its Arabist and Islamist leaning viewpoint and having a disparaging and deleterious effect on Israeli ability to trust any recommendations initially from the White House. The long term relations would be heavily dependent on the people placed in positions such as Secretary of State, State Department Middle East experts and department leaders, Ambassador to Israel, Ambassador to the United Nations, Security Advisor and on.

 

The Democrat side of the equation has one twist and is otherwise underwhelming. Bernie ‘Feel the Bern’ Sanders has a voting record only the Muslim Brotherhood would applaud. He has proven to have adopted the erroneous leftist view that Israel is guilty of the two greatest sins, colonialization and capitalism. On the latter, Israel can only plead guilty and proud of it. On the foremost charge Israel is provably not guilty. First piece of evidence is the Holy Bible and in particular, Torah. The Torah other than the five books which chronical the early life from Abraham forward of the Jewish people but is the deed of ownership of all the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and south of the Litany River, though the current border with Hezballah, oops, sorry, Lebanon will suffice. Don’t you just hate when that happens. Then there are the treaties, Mandates and conferences which resulted in the League of Nations declaration of intent and right of the Jews to their own state located where the Biblical accounts define their Holy Promised Lands. Bernie may have been born into a Jewish family but that little fact never softened his heart nor gave him an appreciation of the necessity for the Jewish People to have a place of refuge where they may defend themselves if again the world decides it is best to either actively slaughter the Jews or simply not lift a finger to save those few where offers are provided for their potential to save such as the SS St. Louis. We can place Senator Sanders on the State Department side and likely to continue the Obama aggressive policies concerning Israel and even supporting an Iranian centric Middle East and North Africa. Bernie Sanders has not proven to be a friend of Israel.

 

Hillary Clinton is an easier story. She really does not think all that highly of Jews. This was most evident when after Bill lost an election she angrily screamed at the campaign manager calling him some kind of derogatory form of Jew with questionable parenting engaged in a lewd act and the campaign manager was not even a Jew so the word Jew in this racy and lewd epithet could only have been included as a further form of insult. This episode has been known in political circles and in Israel for quite some time, since early in Bill Clinton’s Presidency and is chronicled here. Additionally there is e-mailgate, really, e-mailgate? Haven’t we beat the gate means scandal after Watergate back during President Nixon’s administration where Hillary Clinton did a part of the research on this case which might mitigate this and no that did not mean miti-gate conspiracy though somebody from some conspiracy website will see gate and jump ugly to conclusions. Hillary has to win the Democrat nomination and the election or she is toast and the FBI is the toaster. Any normal individual, we know that normal can never be used when the Clintons are involved, would have been detained, tried, convicted, appealed, lost and be serving time in a Federal Penitentiary. Should she lose anything leading to the White House she will be indicted immediately. As far as Hillary and Israel, could we simply state oil and water for the comparison. No, need more? Sure, Hillary is the water and Israel is the highly flammable oil floating above and Hillary lights a match above the liquid line causing all the oil to disappear in a burst of flames and smoke and the water barely gets any warmer. Hillary fully supported every Obama policy regarding Israel and with gusto. Yes, she pandered to the Jews in New York when she ran for the Senate from New York. She wanted to get elected and also have additional campaign funds. Any pro-Israel comments can be placed as purely political and playing a particular audience though probably not that necessary as most of the Jews supporting Hillary do not support Israel either. Having met too many such leftist Jews, by birth only, who line up lockstep in the parade of the Democrat mainstream which has been as hijacked. This claim can be validated by inspecting after terrorists strike and they attempt to mitigate any terror act claiming the person was hijacked and does not represent the Islam they are familiar with. Hillary will only be less of a detriment to Israel because she will pay little if any attention to foreign policy decisions leaving the majority to aids and reliance on the State Department, need more be said. The big question is rapidly becoming who will be placed replacing Hillary should she become toxic either by actual arraignment or simply too much stacked against her and her base, as fickle as it may be, simply melts away and she becomes an unviable candidate. Joe Biden has ruled out a run and in keeping with the first woman President motif, we would suggest they would have Hillary give her delegates to Elizabeth Warren who would sweep Bernie Sanders aside in a tidal change potentially notifiable from the ISS, from the International Space Station. The tide would sweep across the Democrat primary voters and her coronation would take place at the Democrat National Convention. Her likelihood of taking the Presidency would be a complete lock should she decide to choose Bernie Sanders as her running-mate as that addition to her ticket would cement the youth vote, a vote which proved so vital to President Obama. Lastly, Elizabeth warren polls excellently with Democrats and the population as a whole. We expect this last scenario to play out as it appears that the FBI has built their case and are waiting for her to falter to pull the pin on the indictment grenade which would finish her candidacy, something the Democrat main controlling interests just might prefer as they watch her national polling numbers tank.

 

Hillary Clinton for President

 

 

Bernie Sanders for President

 

There remains one critical position which almost nobody from either side is likely willing to take except one. The position is that there is not and never has been an honest partner for peace from the Palestinian Authority and most definitely not from Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Fatah, the PLO or any other Arab influence with the possible exception of Egyptian President Sisi whose efforts to force a reformation for Islam with the transformative impact greater than that of the Protestant Reformation in Europe and definitely more dangerous and threatening to President Sisi’s continued health. One can only hope for his success and pray for his continued health. As far as Israeli policy, any administrations pushing any deal other than the full annexation of the territory of Judea and Samaria with a weeding out of the most dangerous of the terror operatives and their leadership. Additionally, Israel could offer any Arab desiring to leave and never return, meaning never ever return, in exchange for a generous dispensation including purchase of their properties and holdings and a generous award of separation which would likely to exceed their expected lifetime earnings with the understanding that should they or any member of their family return they would be executed on sight. Any pushing of the deader than a doornail policy of two states living side by side in peace, security and prosperity is not realistic especially looking around the Middle East and North Africa and one sees a sea of turmoil and conflict with little comfort in sight for most of these conflicts and with all eyeing attacking Israel as a potentially solid option. How erroneous and self-destructive such a policy decision would prove, the fact it bears mention is a testament to the insanity which has soaked the region.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

January 27, 2016

The Election is Not About Beating Obama

 

 

I am not sure the Republican Candidates are fully aware that they are running for the office of President after President Obama leaves the White House as he has had his two terms. They will be running against likely Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. That is the other point, Hillary may not be the Democrat Candidate, Bernie Sanders is looking stronger every day. Further, Hillary may not be eligible to be President after the prosecution of her for the e-mail imbroglio results in more than an inconvenience and more of a felony indictment and convictions on numerous counts followed by her being disbarred and incarcerated, even if it is a luxury prison with full spas, golf course and other facilities making it more like a Club Med Resort; perhaps called Club Fed. What, you thought important and privileged people such as the Clintons or other politically connected criminals served their time in lock-down did you? Even if pardoned for her improprieties before the trial or simply having these criminal acts which may have threatened United States operatives, secrets or other damaging intelligence has been tried thus saving the American public from such a dreary and lengthy series of even more Hillary Clinton without make-up and self-sleep-deprived concerned about a future less predictable than a Presidential election could ever be.

 

 

Club Fed or Club Med?

Club Fed or Club Med?

 

 

From the little we have watched of the debates, it appeared that the so-called second tier candidates, better described as the hidden gems and chipped glass candidates as there are a couple of those who belong and are ready for prime time but are being kept in the basement more likely because they are ready and the Republicans want a puppet they can control and not a President who is in control. This is why they are so concerned about a Trump win and less concerned with actually winning the Presidency. Do not get us wrong, we also fear a Trump Presidential run but because we fear a Trump as President, though there could be worse, don’t ask us how. The questions which they all need to answer are simple and obvious to all except the moderators and the people writing their questions, or is there a higher conspiracy of silence on these topics. First off, how would you defeat the Democrat candidate if it is Hillary, if it is Bernie? Second, will you repeal all of Obamacare? Will you include the records gathering and other privacy invasions included in the original thousand plus page legislation and the other initial provisions hidden in other legislation some of which entitled the Federal Government through the IRS to gather medical data from every hospital and doctor’s office by the IRS and also allow them to share the data with corporations and other agencies? Would you, and if so, how would you go about making efforts to rebuild the relations with the more traditional allies, which ones, and exactly how? Asking them questions different than those placed at the feet of the Democrats in their debates is unfair and will remain that way but as long as there are going to be hardball questions, how about a little substance with the spiteful venom. As is said, inquiring minds want to know, and that holds for the Democrats as well as we want to know what their plans are and no more simpleton slogans like ‘Yes we can’ and healing the Earth as the Earth can take care of herself.

 

Another idea which would work for weeding out the candidates would be for the primaries not to be stacked-up and front-loaded as they are. It is a bit ridiculous that the candidacy be all but over after ‘Super Tuesday’ which this election year falls on March first. Even if none of the candidates have the required number of delegates, by the end of April it is all over but the shouting and streamers, confetti and balloons, please don’t forget the balloons as their refusing to dislodge as electrostatic cling is holding them against the ceiling and delegates screaming for them to be dislodged is often the only surprise and entertainment of these conventions. There used to be some drama in the nominations until people started complaining about the candidates being chosen in some dark backroom filled with cigar smoke to the point of being unhealthy as was that system. Then came the race to be the primary which ‘put the candidate over’ which meant that states were jockeying to place their primary date in the vital spot so as to be the one remembered for placing the name of the future President on their party’s ballot. This led to the leap-frogging until they all hid an agreed upon wall, nobody was to go earlier than March first, which happens to be the first Tuesday this year. When one considers the candidates and Presidents we have had since popular vote won the nomination, perhaps those smoke-filled rooms was not such a bad method as at least we got some of the best Presidents from cigar smoke-filled rooms. While we are at retrofitting political election processes, could we return the elections for Senate to the individual states and allow them to at least have the control even if by now not using the primary selection process would be a difficult sell, though as long as selecting Presidential candidates is on the ballot, the rest is just gravy which is proven by the far smaller number of people who vote in primaries in off year elections.

 

That brings us to our conclusions which the election processes makes so evidentially obvious. Not all change and placing things before the people is necessarily the greatest of ideas and the wisest of all approaches. Where we might trust a room with one hundred randomly chosen farmers more than we would trust the United States Senate in making decisions for our personal lives, we have our doubts about their deciding trade matters or approving cabinet positions and other appointments as they would not have sufficient knowledge in such areas, though they would prove to have greater common sense. It might not be a bad thing to add in one more requirement for the office of President as it would give every President a greater understanding concerning matters of military preparedness, the military requirements in budgetary matters and in the use of troops. Here are some observations from one of our staff who happens to be a veteran of the United States Army. It is understandable that there should be reductions in the military’s funding in times of need but their funding cannot be made the money pot which other programs are given increases while the military is cut. The military is an essential service even if it is not the preferred way to settle differences. A strong and well-armed military makes those other avenues more likely, not less likely. There should be a baseline minimum for military spending of something around ten percent of the budget. This would work in two ways. First and foremost it would guarantee sufficient if not ample funding of the military and allow for future planning with an assurance of the funding being provided. Secondly, this would put a damper on excessive spending knowing that for an additional nine billions dollars allocated elsewhere the military would necessarily add another ten million in defense spending.

 

 

Military in Action of Breaking Things

Military in Action of Breaking Things

 

 

The guaranteed spending level would allow for a steadily predictable level of force in personnel with quality salaries could be maintained. Any military project given the approval of the Congress and signed by a President must be carried forth reaching a minimal number set in the initial legislation and must not be cut or diminished at the whim of another Congress or President. The example which has been most evident was the cancellation of the full production of the F-22 Raptor which was the fighter jet which would provide the United States Air Force with fighter superiority even over that of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter which is being sold to other NATO and allied nations. Some areas require a superior vehicle such that any superior training would be maximized with a worthy and superior weapons and delivery systems. Lastly for the sake of brevity, the United States military is not a food delivery force or a nation building force, it is a nation destruction force which is trained to be the point of the spear should national security or treaty require there to be something subdued or destroyed. Protecting civilians sent to nation build would necessarily be placed under military control for use of force, not civilian. When the military is to be used for any conflict resolution, the mission must be spelled out with objective requirements and definition of victory where the military hands over the rest to a civilian force and the military mission is ended allowing for a residual security force which also is not a food delivery or nation building force but a security force. The American military is the most efficient use of force to break and destroy things and only the engineering battalions build things; build things like bridges so the rest of the military can continue destroying and breaking things. Yes, there will be casualties, that is why it is called war.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

« Previous PageNext Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: