Beyond the Cusp

May 28, 2016

Brexit, Obama, Cameron and the EU Elites

 

What do Brexit’s opposition, President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron and the European Union Elite have in common along with the British Treasury, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development? They all are using hyperbolic, exaggerated paranoid economic forecasts of doom and gloom pitched with great arm waving and volume. Those supporting the British Isles leaving the European Union are equally voluminous and strident. There are entire lists of arguments favoring each side as well as dire predictions of horrific disasters with which to attack each side. So, where is the reality which a sane and measured approach of scientific study would support? The sad truth is that no such rational and unemotional report has actually been released and for good reason, leaving the European Union is a completely unprecedented occurrence. The best thing we can do in approaching Brexit is to simply add another opinion which in reality is not that different from every other opinion out there, the best we can reason out and then we will wait and see what happens should the vote go the way we would advise, but we so not expect to influence too many Brits as the other thing that has been polled is that the populace is divided mostly by age and everybody has chosen and are unlikely to compromise on their assumptions. The older generations, possibly because they remember the pre-European Union Britain, favor Brexit while those who have lived entirely as members of the European Union do not support rocking the boat. Perhaps it does break down to whether you lived in a period when Britain was not just another national entity lost within the folds and bureaucracy known as the European Union.

 

The one thing which the British have done which would facilitate their leaving the European Union much more easily than most other European Union nations is the British kept the Pound Sterling as well as accepted the Euro. This may prove to be one of the smartest decisions the British have ever made as eventually, whether it is next month or not all that far into the future of humankind when the European Union finally tears itself apart as the economic strains of retaining Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Poland and Germany as a single economic union while continuing to allow each of the aforementioned nations to rule themselves and make their own economic decisions within some unenforced presumed limitations which would have made minimal difference anyway. So, there will come a time when Britain will be leaving the European Union or the European Union will be leaving Britain along with every other member nation as it melts down from economic hemorrhage. The one thing which is easy to predict is what will happen if Brexit is voted down next month, nothing, absolutely nothing as the entire world will continue with possibly a slight amount of sighs in Brussels and a few perplexed looks from some of the financial wizards across Europe and in the United States as all their studies and predictions of the perils that Brexit will entail.

 

Pound Sterling

Pound Sterling

 

The question which needs examination is what will happen should Brexit pass. The only honest answer is that we have no idea, none at all. President Obama has predicted that should Brexit pass that Britain will lose out in every manner especially in trade with other nations. President Obama threatened that Brexit passing will necessarily place the British at the back of the line in trade with the United States. The President did not explain why this condition would come to pass; he just claimed that would be the result. Perhaps somebody should inform President Obama that first he cannot place anybody at the back of a line which does not exist and unless he was going to place trade sanctions on the British, there was nothing preventing their trade continuing with the United States without suffering any change as membership with the European Union has little effect on United States trade with Britain. The trade between the two nations would simply revert to the same manner as before Britain joined the European Union. Sure there would likely be some legislation passing through the Congress and being sent to the President reverting some of the trade regulations clarifying trade relations but even that would likely be more a reassurance than any drastic alteration such as what President Obama threatened. Even should President Obama veto such legislation, it could be readdressed come January 21 immediately after the new President is sworn in and it is doubtful that whomever should be in the White House would make any difference as such legislation is fairly innocuous and there would be little reason outside obstinacy for a veto.

 

That will not prevent us from offering our point of view. The immediate advantage the British would gain is they would no longer be constrained by the monetary policies of the European Union and the Euro. The British have had the advantage in setting some form of monetary policy free of European Union regulations as they did maintain their old currency, the Pound (we love the old term of Pound Sterling as it sounds so provincial and proud). The British also have their natural relations with the Anglosphere nations of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States and a few other more minor English speaking nations. Such a natural set of trading partners being made simpler by a common language grants Britain an easier transition should Brexit pass and they be free to trade under their own desires free of European Union constraints. Further, the British economy would no longer be having some of their resources diverted to support those nations which are in financial meltdown which is causing an ever more serious crisis one after another. Despite the economic restructuring and presumed limitations placed on spending pressed upon those nations suffering economic difficulties ranging from slow economic growth after the 2008 worldwide financial meltdown which began with market collapse in real estate and mortgage collapse due to lax lending standards which were dependent upon rising real estate prices to complete financial freefall such as the collapse in Greece, these nations often ignored these limitations regarding them as impinging on their national pride and being so draconian that they prevent their addressing the economic needs to climb out of their difficulties. Whatever the reasoning, the strain these failing economies place on the productive nations is slowly strangling their monetary gains, threatening to drag them down the same drain with the financially crippled nations. This could be the main reason for the appeal to many British and the reason that establishment supporters of the European Union desire to persuade the defeat of Brexit as they fear an even faster decline of the European Union should the British economy be removed from the sum total of the European Union economy.

 

What those who have as their desire the continued existence of the European Union fear most is Brexit passing as they are completely aware that Brexit would be the first and far from the last nation to exit the European Union. The reality is well known, once Britain leaves the European Union the writing is on the walls in Brussels, the end is nigh. How much longer would France or Germany remain should the British economy become positive and surging forward with a bright future becoming apparent? The answer is not long, weeks, months, but definitely not years. As the European Union is seen as the best stalwart against another ruinous European war and the only manner where the continent of Europe can fairly compete with the United States, China, Brazil, India and any other up and coming economic powers; the European Union core believers are of the mind that only as a unit does the European nations have any hope of competing with any form of equality with the far larger economies and simply larger nations which have the advantage that size brings. The European Union members see their union as the enabler of trade advantages and refuse to see that they are simply another layer of regulatory strangulation and further taxation depriving the nations and some companies from greater profits. They claim that without the European Union such companies as Airbus could never have been created and survived as it was the European Union which allowed the separate nations to work as if a single unit. The reality is that the nations would cooperate as doing so increases their financial strength and in this world of information technology the old differences and impediments which often strangled trade with tariffs and protectionism would not return as the new reality so obviously rewards cooperation between nations and so many of the corporations are now international in nature that nations no longer benefit from such measures. That is the reality and the British remember the freedom of pre-European Union Britain and with any luck, they will be able to reason and influence those without such experience and Brexit will pass and strike a mortal blow to the European Union.

 

Counter to what numerous economists claim, and luckily this is not a universal opinion, the European Union is not the answer to the problems faced by the troubled economies such as Greece, Italy and Spain but rather the result of the Economic Union and its common currency, the Euro. Whether Brexit passes inflicting a mortal wound to the European Union or if we need wait for the European Union to reach its inevitable implosion, the individual nations reverting to their natural independent currencies will initially cause some difficulties but will soon be able to alter their currencies in relation to one another and thus permit the struggling nations to have a devalued currency permitting them to have economic advantages of lower manufacturing costs and thus an economic advantage that accompanies such. That will bring a new vitality which is impossible when they must share an equal cost rate against Germany as the two nations are as different as night and day. Greece and the other struggling nations are closer to an agrarian or light industrial base while Germany is a heavily industrialized and entered the information age and has robotic manufacturing in many industries making a similar currency preposterous in the max. Brexit may just be the key to freeing Europe from Brussels and the self-appointed crowned aristocracy which has placed themselves over a continent for far too long and have reached well past the point where they have gone from a unifying and strengthening of the continent to a detractor which now regulates Europe slowly into a stagnation which was unavoidable as the simple fact that the European Union was an unelected oligarchy which thought itself above the people and not for or of the people and saw the people and individual governments and the nations as merely pawns in their social and economic games and misadventures. There may never be a study done which will find exactly when the European Union went from a path for greater economic growth and strength to a drag upon the continent and a guarantee of a slow but inevitable decline as the bureaucracy grew to the point that it became a ponderous beached whale no longer capable of reacting to financial needs and instead squelching any vibrancy making responding to changing economic forecasts next to impossible. The European Union has gone from a force for European economic cooperation to a farce siphoning off an ever increasing price dampening economic activity.

 

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September 24, 2015

The Lie, the Temple, the Temple Mount and the Future After Jerusalem

 

The violence on the Temple Mount and much of Jerusalem is the result of the wrong-headed action of Israeli leadership and governance. The original Oslo Accords never intended for Jerusalem to ever come into the discussion as Israel had reclaimed her rightful claim to Jerusalem, Hevron and all that is within the closest areas to Jerusalem and had even extended the first stages for citizenship of the Arab population of Jerusalem. Little facts not revealed in the media include that the Arabs in Eastern Jerusalem can and do vote in city elections and were well on their way to fully becoming members of Israel until the recent warfare over Eastern Jerusalem began. Judging from the news articles the violence in Jerusalem is going to continue to increase until the world demands that Israel surrender all claims to beyond the Green Line, the 1967 pre Six Day War armistice lines which had Jordan occupying Eastern Jerusalem and all the lands west of the Jordan River up to the Green Line. Let me repeat the most pertinent and important part of that sentence; Jordan occupying Eastern Jerusalem and all the lands west of the Jordan River up to the Green Line. And the rightful nation holding claim to these lands which Jordan was occupying was Israel. The actual border at the beginning of the 1948-9 war was the Jordan River and Israel held the central area of the Golan Heights at the beginning of that war. We could go into this in detail but it would be far better explained in our earlier article The War Israel Lost the War Israel Must Win where everything was explained and is where the rest of this article continues. Without reading or at least referencing that article much in the rest of this article will be confusing and possibly confounding.

 

Let’s continue. Israel has little power to end the violence currently erupting on the Temple Mount, in Eastern Jerusalem even west of what was the Green Line, and from the Jordan River and including all of Samaria and much of Judea up to and also beyond the Green Line. The violence on the Temple Mount and the remainder of Jerusalem was given a booster shot from Mahmoud Abbas demanding a week ago on September 17, 2015, that the Arabs continue their violence campaign as part of the greater war to destroy all Israel. Abbas declared, “The Al-Aqsa (Mosque) is ours, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is ours, and they (Jews) have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem.” He had even more to add with his demanding, “We bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood, blood spilled for Allah, Allah willing. Every martyr will reach Paradise, and everyone wounded will be rewarded by Allah.” Going back to October of last year, 2014, Abbas initiated this war to oust the Jews from Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in particular when he insisted, “It is not enough to say the settlers came, but they must be barred from entering the compound by any means. This is our Aqsa… and they have no right to enter it and desecrate it.” Abbas defined defending “Al-Aqsa” as tantamount to defending Jerusalem, which the Palestinians demand as the Capital of a future state. He stated, “Jerusalem is the jewel in the crown and it is the eternal capital of the Palestinian state. Without it, there will not be a state. It is important for the Palestinians to be united in order to protect Jerusalem.” Back then as Abbas is threatening now there was the threat of this leading to another Intifada if Israel did not retreat and allow Abbas and the Arab Palestinian Authority (PA), which actually means Fatah which was the renaming of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization, an entity with its origins in 1964 pre-occupied by Israel lands from war of 1967 and founded to replace Israel with Palestine and some things do remain the same) to make an additional entity from which Arafat and now Abbas could use so as to be able to claim he never made certain statements by claiming his innocence of claiming he called for Temple Mount violence as the Chairman of the PA and if called on such he would claim he was speaking at the Fatah Party directors meeting and did not say that as the Chairman of the PA. After claiming, clarifying, the authoring of the statement as from another position, he would from that point forward deny ever saying that as Chairman of the PA, a technically accurate statement not too dissimilar to having Prime Minister Cameron claim he did not make a statement as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom because he made the statement at the London meeting of the heads of his party and thus he could not be claimed to have stated those words as he never said them as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Below is the report video by Palestine Media Watch with translation added in subtitles. The interesting implication is added that the Arabs are also fighting to free from Israeli and Jewish control the Christian sites implying that the restriction on any non-Muslim from entering the Temple Mount is caused by Israel and not the Jordanian Waqf or the Arab rioting when he adds, “The al-Aqsa is ours and so is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.” He thus also claims this Christian holy site as belonging to the Muslims and thus under their protection as a place of worship of the Dhimmi, in this case the Christians within PA territory and this also enforces the status the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and all Christians will have should Abbas win this war.

 

 

 

 

Continuing on from there it is important to point out when Mahmoud Abbas refers to the al-Aqsa Mosque, he is not speaking of simply the building that is the Mosque but to the grounds which the Mosque stands upon. When the al-Aqsa Mosque is claimed as belonging to the Arabs and thus the PA, he means literally the entirety of the Temple Mount to include the Western Wall which he has already threatened will come under barrages from the heaven(s) if the Jews continue to defile that sacred wall where Mohammad tie his magical flying steed before mounting an even more powerful magic steed to ride to heaven and have his audience with Allah and also met Moses, Abraham, Ishmael, Noah and others that night returning to Mecca by sunrise of the next day to make the call to prayer. This is claimed because the Quran states that Mohammad traveled in his dream to the farthest Mosque, the al-Aqsa Mosque which at that time would have meant less than a hundred miles north of Medina where the original al-Aqsa Mosque stands but one was purposely built in Jerusalem to claim that the Quran states that Mohammad visited Jerusalem and thus it is a Muslim city for all time. Thus the claim to al-Aqsa is a claim to the entirety of the Temple Mount and the rioting of Muslims at the direction, planning and insistence of Mahmoud Abbas can only be ended by Israel. How, you might query, can Israel end the rioting? Is Abbas calling for Israeli police to mount an assault and force the rioters from the Temple Mount or to resort to heavier tactics such as arresting the rioters? Nothing of the sort, Abbas has defined the steps Israel must make before the rioting can end, and this too was an Abbas statement made before some body which has nothing to do with the PA thus he never stated such, as leaving the Temple Mount under Waqf control and then the Waqf and the PA will work together and the rioting will end. Nice and neat as all Israel need do is surrender the Temple Mount, and soon thereafter the rest of Eastern Jerusalem followed by the Western Wall and eventually all of Jerusalem.

 

The claim Abbas has made was that all of Jerusalem belongs to the Muslims by Islamic law, Sharia, because Islam was conquered and ruled by Islamic rulers and thus must always be an Islamic city. This is a diabolical argument because it can be used to claim all of Israel which is the final aim of the Palestinian terror leadership. Their aim is to tear Israel apart piece by piece and to swallow up the land in small bites if necessary. Mahmoud Abbas, and Yasser Arafat before him, have stated the aim was to gain as much lands as was possible using the world governments and channels and accept the lands at some point when it appeared that the world was possibly going to finally say that enough is enough and the Arabs cannot claim all of Israel. Initially Abbas would query why can’t they claim all of Israel as he had done so long ago and that all of Israel is occupied Palestine which every school child is aware, referring to school children in the PA propaganda induction centers where good little terrorists are raised to hate the Jews. This is another important piece of the puzzle, the PA schools do not limit the teaching of hate to Israelis, they teach the hatred of all Jews and that Christians are lesser people who rely on Muslims for their protection from those Jews who rule everything and is why the PA Arabs are so poor, the Jews took their money while Abbas is building himself a really nice house. To quote the article from the The Times of Israel, “Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is leading the construction of a luxurious presidential palace near Ramallah at a cost of $13 million, despite the PA being mired in a debilitating financial crisis. The goal of this project is to establish the Presidential Guest Palace in Surda, Ramallah within an area of 4,700 square meters, along with a building for the Presidential Administration and Guards with an area of 4,000 square meters, the construction process includes also preparing the surrounding area and two helipads, the project will be constructed over a land area of 27,000 square meters.” (See picture of plans below.)

 

 

Mamoud Abbas planned masion estimated cosr of thirteen million dollars but will end up costing far more after required kickbacks

 

 

After Mahmoud Abbas and the rest of the Arab Palestinian Authority finish their power play of calling for riots and then demanding that Israel quell the rioting but scream bloody murder if the Israeli police as much as scream at one of the so sensitive teenage and young adult rioters. This was the demand made to force Israelis out of Hevron costing the IDF a brave soul which the PA armed forces simply sat and guarded his body for hours allowing him to bleed to death from wounds which even basic first aid would have permitted recovery. That was a simple act of inhuman and needless suffering forced on the young man simply for being an Israeli. This will be the modus operandi for the rest of Jerusalem block by block if necessary. The rioting will continue to advance into the areas just beyond any new armistice or peace line. Each new assault will be permitted to build slowly with once a week riots turning into three times a week and eventually every morning to some full day and finally an all-out continuous rioting, another intifada to match the current Temple Mount intifada which was declared a year ago or more. Over the year Mahmoud Abbas has called for calm which lasted almost three days before he again made the accusation that Israel was attempting to destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque. There were claims that the Israelis wanted to make the al-Aqsa Mosque into a Synagogue and steal this Muslim holy site just as the Jews have done to other Moslem holy sites. Then there were claims that Israel was going to demolish the al-Aqsa Mosque and all the other religious buildings and sites on the Temple Mount in order to build a Temple. It needs to be pointed out that Abbas is very careful when speaking of the Temple as he will not recognize the First and Second Temples were ever built on the Temple Mount or within Israel as the Arab Palestinians who have resided in all of Israel for as much as nine-thousand years and there has been no record of any Israelite or Jewish temple or any other such building on the Temple Mount which was also built by Muslims to hold the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque. What is also strange is that there has been no reference to the Arabs, be they Palestinian or Jordanian or Egyptian or any descriptor one prefers and the record of their migration from the Arabian Peninsula did not begin before the Seventh Century, a simple fourteen-hundred years ago. Adding that the Arabs did not actually arrive in the Jerusalem area until well after the Babylonians who destroyed the First Temple in the year 586 BCE and the end of Roman rule as they destroyed the Second Temple in 70 CE does not dampen the zeal and hate-filled rhetoric from Mahmoud Abbas. The Arab Palestinians are fighting on the Temple Mount according, to Mahmoud Abbas, in order to save the holy Islam protected sites which include the Christian sites as well as the Islamic sites and that if they are not successful the Jews will destroy every holy site on the Temple Mount and build their Temple which will fill the entire Temple Mount and Muslims and Christians will be banned from entering the Temple Mount forever. They are told that any denial by the Jews is a deception because Jews only know how to lie and unlike Muslims, who never deceive and tell only the truth, the Jews deal in deceits which is proven by the fact that the Israelis lost the wars in 1967 and 1973 and only because the world stepped in to save the Jews did they not get destroyed. We could relate the Muslim strong Jew weak and a million, OK, a little short of a million, other examples of what is taught to instigate hatred and start the rioting when they deem the time is right.

 

 

Third Temple placed on Temple Mount adjacent to the Dome of the Rock in space that is currently open areas leaving more than sufficient room for tourism and worshippers of all faiths to visit and enjoy every religious building. It will; however, leave far less room for youth to play soccer which many might claim is a good thing.

Third Temple placed on Temple Mount adjacent to the Dome of the Rock in space that is currently open areas leaving more than sufficient room for tourism and worshippers of all faiths to visit and enjoy every religious building. It will; however, leave far less room for youth to play soccer which many might claim is a good thing.

 

 

These tactics are beginning to be used in the Galilee as groundwork for the general strife which is hoped will chase the Jews completely from all of Israel which is being prepared at this time. There are Imams and other Islamic authorities who are working in the Arab towns and areas in the Galilee to stir up discontent mostly amongst the youth. They claim that the Jews have all the wealth and are living in better conditions because they have stolen the land and the riches from the Arabs. The reason they are not aware of this is because their parents and other people have been cowed by Israel and are afraid to speak against the Jews. This lie is insidious and corrupting of the Arab society as it tells the children that their own parents are withholding the truth as they are scared, they are frightened and surrendered to the Jewish powers and that only through strong Islamic belief can this terrorism by the Jews be fought. They are told that the only way to fight the Jewish terrorism is through Arab terrorism which is even stronger than the Jews as proven by their conquest in much of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and the glorious defeat of the Israeli war machine which freed Gaza. They point out that every time Israel invaded Gaza they were unable to conquer it and that brave Palestinian resistance forced the Jews from those holy Islamic lands and will push them from these holy lands in the Galilee and return it to its rightful Islamic control. In Gaza in the schools run by Hamas or Islamic Jihad or even UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) run schools teach the children that they used to live in a randomly chosen city within Israel such as Ashdod, Nahariya, Akko, Beersheba or even Tel Aviv. Some are told they come from villages which no longer exist but that the lands still belong to them and the Jews stole their lands. Each child is given such a place and it is recorded and that child will have this origin within Israel infused into their reality and in many cases the parents cooperate with this falsehood at home either out of loyalty to the cause or sheer fear of retribution should their child ever report they were subverting the child’s proper education. These children will become the cause celeb when the time comes for rioting and other violence committed with the intent of driving the Jews into the sea one square millimeter at a time.

 

The recent push at the Temple Mount will likely be a central target depicting the evils of colonialism by the Jews subjugating their destitute and suffering Muslims, both those in Israel and the Arab Palestinians in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. The Temple Mount will receive special attention as there is the safety of the al-Aqsa Mosque which the world must defend if they ever hope to prove they are not Islamophobic. Israel will be denounced by speaker after speaker and may even be ignobly knighted as the harbinger of hatreds by Pope Francis himself, a self-appointed anointer of knights of peace and angels of harmony as he was accredited with having bestowed upon the head of Mahmoud Abbas as part of the ceremonies which were designed to place Israel as the attestation of hardship and violence. The Pope prayed for the anti-terror wall to be cut asunder as it was a harbinger of Apartheid state and was all the argument necessary to prove the guilt of Israel and simply the Jews returning to the ways of their original sin against all Christianity. This was simply another outbreak of Christian replacement theology and further proof that Pope Francis did not abide by the absolution of the Jewish People for their part in the deicide of Jesus. Adding onto the Papal visit, these past few weeks since Abbas demanded that the rioting be ramped to a higher and more violent level claiming this was necessary to prevent the Jews from continuing to “defile it with their filthy feet” referencing the al-Aqsa Mosque depicting the entirety of the Temple Mount. This was done ahead of Abbas meeting with French President Francois Hollande who called for “peace, calm and the respect of principles” adding after his meeting with Abbas, “I expressed our attachment to the status quo over the mosque compound.” In a conversation with Jordanian King Abdullah II the French President restated his support for the maintaining the ban on Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount. Since then numerous spokespersons have added their voices to the chorus of Amen with all demanding that Jewish prayers not be permitted on the Temple Mount. Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount existed well before the existence of any of the structures currently occupying the space. There is sufficient room to place the Third Temple on the Temple Mount and refusing to permit such will speak loudly and clearly enough that every Jew will hear and understand. Such a proclamation from the world will fall on deaf ears because long before we could hear and understand the hatreds voiced in these days we made a far more important vow when we answered at Mount Sinai on the eve of the Giving of the Torah, מתן תורה. The people of Israel collectively cried out, “We obey and we will listen” נעשה ונשמע –by which it was meant we accept any commandment God gives us and we commit to keeping them even before we have heard what they are.

 

 

Third Temple on Temple Mount Sharing with Dome of the Rock as equals

The entire idea of forbidding Jews to pray on the Temple Mount was granted to end rioting on the Temple Mount coming into the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and Islamic leaders including Jordanian King Abdullah II demanded that all Jewish praying be banned for that month in exchange for relative calm. There was a period of relative calm for a week to ten days and then the rioting continued and has only escalated ever since. The expressed aim is to push the Jews from the Temple Mount, the surrounding neighborhoods and from having access to the Western Wall. Should the Arab Palestinians receive the support they seek from world figures, as has flowed freely over the past month and is about to reach tsunamic proportions with the opening ceremonies for the General Assembly approaching where there will be an orgy of hate Israel denounce the Jews coming in speech after speech. Europeans and potentially the United States will largely give some form of recognition for the status quo to be maintained on the Temple Mount which is tantamount to forbidding Jews the right to say any form of gratitude or supplication to Hashem on what is the holiest of all places on earth to the Jews. Such demands are another manner of acclaiming the Islamic designs that their holy sites cannot and will not be shared with any other religion and that if a place is holy to another faith and any Islamic structure is built at the same location that the other religion must be banned from giving their prayers and supplication from that day on. Such a demand will preclude any possibility for the Temple to be rebuilt on the Temple Mount even should Israel enlarge the area in order to guarantee there will be no damage or lessening of the appearance of any existing structure by building at a respectable distance. This is not what the forces led by Mahmoud Abbas desire; they demand a Temple Mount eventually free of all structures not Islamic in their intention which means that the churches on the Temple Mount are also endangered by these demands. Today it is Jews may not pray and already they enforce against Christian prayer and have demanded that any Prayers given in the churches on the Temple Mount must take care so as not to be heard beyond their doors and they are not permitted by order of the Waqf not to ring their chimes, their bells which have been silent for far too long. This rioting is the front lines of a terror war and Abbas threats of another intifada is no threat as the third intifada began over a year ago and has been ramped up slowly bringing the water to a boil while the unfortunate frog keeps being told by the rest of the animals watching that it is not that hot, just stay the course. That course will include butter with the frog legs and a nice parfait for desert. Can we get you fries with your meal?

 

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