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May 24, 2015

President Obama Nuclear Free World Duplicity Starts with Israel

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To be completely honest, President Obama would have started his quest for a nuclear free world by destroying the nuclear weapons of the United States followed by those of the rest of NATO and immediately thereafter the Israeli nuclear weapons once it was actually established they exist and then and only then he might have requested that Russia and China please follow his bold initiative. Fortunately for the free world, and even the less free world, President Obama was not allowed to follow through with his bold plan of destroying all of the United States nuclear weapons followed soon by the rest of the nuclear weapons from the free world and then hoped the less than free world would kindly follow suit, after all, what could possibly go wrong with such a brilliant and inspired plan. Certainly Russian President Vlad (the Invader) Putin would have leapt at such an opportunity to be rid of his nuclear weapons as would have the Chinese leadership, destroying them over as many American targets as their generals could identify as required for the easy invasion and takeover of the United States and her allies. We would like to advise the Generals and others responsible for the United States nuclear arsenal to check the storage bunkers and nuclear weapons deployed on your boomer subs and elsewhere to assure that they are still containing their warheads and not some equivalent item purchased at Toys R Us which look realistic, well, as realistic as plastic made in China toys would look like. The same advice goes for any NATO or other nation who allowed anybody from the Obama administration anywhere near their nuclear weapons as his dream was to denuclearize any nations where such proved possible starting with the United States. The idea was probably taken from the minds of some of the greatest planners whose desire was to put an end to nuclear weapons, or at least that was the title of their end of term thesis for their sophomore year term papers in university where President Obama must have gotten the plan that if the United States and the rest of NATO rid themselves of nuclear weapons the rest of the world would follow their example.

 

Recently Israel was privileged to feel the weight of such an attempt themselves. Before getting to the realities of President Obama and his plan to denuclearize the Middle East, in all fairness we must thank him for preventing yet another attempt by Israel’s helpful and friendly neighbors to take the first steps to a peaceful and nuclear free Middle East by passing a plan which would remove any nuclear weapons from Israel to allow their destruction thus permitting a nuclear free Middle East and an Israel without their sole deterrence against the use of chemical, biological or potentially nuclear weapons by Israel’s neighboring countries in a first strike assault which might very well destroy any residual ability of Israel to resist a combined assault. Thanks are due President Obama whose Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power for Vetoing the plan presented to denuclearize the Middle East by destroying the Israeli nuclear weapons providing such could be proven to exist while doing nothing to assure that Israel’s neighbors never produced such weapons, only forbidding Israel of possessing such weapons. The motion was struck down due to its inherently one-sided aims and wording. Such plans have been placed on hold by Israel’s neighbors as their former attempts to use military force alone proved insufficient to overrun Israel with conventional arms. Any plans Israel’s neighboring nations might have entertained for a chemical, biological or other WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) first round attack has been deterred by the stated policy the Israelis have let be known that their response to any such WMD first strike would immediately result in the complete destruction of the offending nation’s major cities and military instillations in a single devastating strike. This warning went hand-in-hand with the Israeli ambiguity about whether or not she had developed and produced nuclear weaponry. This has often been labelled the Israeli nukes in the basement policy which does not admit nor deny by Israeli officials as to whether Israel has a nuclear arsenal. It has been assumed for years that should Israel ever require such weapons that they could likely produce the required numbers in quick order, another way of claiming that Israel has the capability but it is unknown whether or not Israel had ever actually produced such weapons or simply made the necessary components but leaving them without their nuclear cores which would only be placed within these otherwise unusable weapons as necessary for their deployment. Quite a preposterous plan but whatever makes the rest of the world happy.

 

Still, this past week saw United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, and a parade of supporting officials visit Israel with briefcases full of plans by which Israel could take the bold initial step and destroy her nuclear weapons as a demonstration of her good will and deep desire for a nuclear free Middle East. This plan was being forwarded by the same State Department overseeing the negotiations by the P5+1 and Iran which are designing a plan that might prevent Iran from developing and arming themselves with nuclear weapons at the latest in ten years. Are Israelis really supposed to believe that should they destroy their nuclear weapons, assuming such exist, in the hopes that Iran and the rest of the Muslim Middle East and North Africa (MENA) would simply forgo developing and building their own nuclear stockpiles? I think we all know where Israel formally declaring her possession of nuclear warheads and then destroying them immediately thereafter would lead and it is not a pretty sight. Let’s take a look at the MENA nations and visualize a realistic view of the MENA states. The currently most stable states would have to be Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia with the Gulf States and Egypt and both Saudi Arabia with the Gulf States and Egypt are teetering on the brink of full scale war. Jordan is stable for now with her northern neighbor, Syria, in complete meltdown, her easterly neighbor, Iraq, heading full speed to oblivion and ISIS sitting just off both those borders and in a full scale conquest of the Middle East in their future plans. Egypt is facing all-out war with the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda not to mention the failed state and ISIS breeding grounds to her west in the form of Libya. The Sudan and South Sudan are still in a state of turmoil and the rest of the nations in the region of the Horn of Africa in varying states of dysfunction. Heading west from there and you leave the warlords of Somalia behind and take up Boko Haram, not exactly a pretty picture. Yemen is falling before the Iranian proxy army of the Houthis while Saudi Arabia is battling to prevent Iran from basically taking up occupation of their southern border, a wise idea. Iran is perched to slowly stretch her tentacles across the Middle East as well as into South America, particularly Argentina, and in Venezuela as well as into Central America and into Mexico and from there infiltrate the rest of North America. Israel is about the sole island of peace and tranquility in the nations making up MENA and may be the only nation without any delusions or desires about controlling the world or just their region of the world but simply desires being permitted to live quietly within the borders promised her at the end of World War I, the war to end all wars. The problem Israel faces is the world desires her destruction by any means possible selling her down the river at a moment’s notice.

 

So, what did bring United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, and supporting cast to Israeli shores? It appears that with their recently garnered agreement with Russia, the United States has chosen to attempt to design a nuclear-free Middle East starting where else, with Israel. Why does everything always begin with Israel, want regional peace, have Israel make the required sacrifices, want a nuclear free Middle East, start by forcing Israel to rid herself of her sole deterrence against the blood-stained hands of her neighboring nations. Want an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, have Israel surrender to every Arab demand and then there will be peace. In all things simply sacrifice Israel and all will be well. How about commit to the demands of International Law and enforce the treaties and then leave Israel out of your further plans and dreams, we are quite happy living between the Mediterranean and Jordan. We will face our terrorist forces in a manner even more careful and respecting the innocents behind and amongst who these bloodthirsty terrorists hide than other nations when they strike at terrorist forces. The State Department assault team brought with them the tried and proven false concept that an Israeli agreement to the idea of destroying her nuclear weapons would be a catalyst for the rest of the Middle East. Actually that would be a correct statement providing the catalyst Israel would be providing would be for a WMD assault on Israel preceding another all-out attempt by all those who could be marshalled to destroy Israel once again. For such an adventure even the Iranians would coordinate with the Saudis and Hezballah and ISIS would work in harmony until the end when they would once again turn their weapons on each other. The Israeli Foreign Minister’s office refused to make any comments to approaches by regular news agencies pointing out that Countryman’s visit and the items being debated are such that “the subject is a sensitive one, we will not talk about it.” No argument with that statement and such a position is a proper level of security with which to approach any such negotiations, especially such negotiations with the United States and the Obama Administration. Not only is the Israeli ownership of nuclear tipped ballistic missiles one which Israel treats with the most dogged ambiguity that probably the best idea would be silence.

 

But there are other problems arising with the Obama administration, some of which reared their ugly heads again this week as President Obama was touting his support amongst the American Jewish community as proof of his, kindnesses and strongly positive relations with Israel, a formidable idea lacking reality which puzzles many Israelis, especially those with relatives who continue to support President Obama. Speaking with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, President Obama stated that there is “not really a bifurcation with respect to the attitudes of the Jewish American community about me. I consistently received overwhelming majority support from the Jewish community, and even after all the publicity around the recent differences that I’ve had with Prime Minister Netanyahu, the majority of the Jewish American community still supports me, and supports me strongly.” Be that as it may, there is also no real bifurcation with respect to the attitudes of the Jewish Israeli community about President Obama and it is exactly the opposite as that he credits the American Jewish community. The President was not done weaving a woebegone tale attempting to fog reality by that old but true friend of American equivalence, comparing apples to oranges. The President went further stating, “But you can’t equate people of good will who are concerned about those issues with somebody who is hostile towards Israel. And you know, I actually believe that most American Jews, most Jews around the world, and most Jews in Israel recognize as much. And that’s part of the reason why I do still have broad-based support among American Jews. It’s not because they dislike Israel, it’s not because they aren’t worried about Iran having a nuclear weapon or what Hezbollah is doing in Lebanon. It’s because I think they recognize, having looked at my history and having seen the actions of my administration, that I’ve got Israel’s back, but there are values that I share with them that may be at stake if we’re not able to find a better path forward than what feels like a potential dead-end right now.”

 

The old-school of equating the views towards Israel between Israeli Jews and American Jews no longer flies. The vast majority of Zionist Jews have made Aliyah and are living in Israel and what remains of Jewish community in the United States and Europe as well are those Jews who will only move to Israel if they find themselves facing threats to their lives, and many would even ignore such as that claiming loudly that such cannot happen here as we are assimilated and are an integral part of the community. That was the exact claim made in Russia before the Czarist pogroms, in Germany and across Europe before the Nazis and their holocaust attempted genocide of European Jews and was said initially by many Russian Jews and other Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain though coming on the heels of the Nazis the Communist destructive treatment of their Jews was more readily believed this time through as they had actually seen this before and recognized the steel fist inside a velvet glove. Truth is the blinders are back on the Jews in Europe and the Western World and even on a sizeable minority of Jews here in Israel who largely live in the more plush areas of Tel Aviv and its surrounding areas while the Jews in the exterior, the term for fly-over country in Israel where Tel Aviv is defined as the core and the ignorant masses who are not as sophisticated, educated, celebrated, refined and worldly as their betters, realize that the world is again turning to destroy the Jew, both the nations of the Jew, Israel, and the Jew wherever they reside. It appears as it may only be a period of time before the records of every person suspected of being a Jew has the records of their grandparents or even great-grandparents researched by some special committee in order to determine who are the Jews amongst their populations. In Europe it will be done right out in the open behind shaded windows through which nobody dares to peek while in the United States it will be done by checking the religion every suspect’s for-bearers gave upon arriving at Ellie Island or wherever their port of entry was or even when their first relatives arrived and this will be carried out by the Department of State and Homeland Security in the utmost of secure manners with only those who can be trusted performing such tasks. Meanwhile, every conceivable effort will be tried to bring Israel down to ruination weakening her before permitting her Arab neighbors to devour her eviscerated corpse denuded of the ability to fight as the IDF is denied the replacement parts to maintain their sophisticated weapons systems and denied the raw materials to forge her own replacements and new systems all the while arming her enemies with the latest and greatest weaponry conceivable. In the United States, where Israel has been brought into reliance for arms, there will be an extra layer of approval required for any military shipment or dual use provisions where as in the Gaza operations Protective Edge the State Department was required to approve any arms resupply before they could be dispatched, a whole new layer put in place by President Obama such that resupply would be delayed until after the fighting was completed. Had the fight continued long enough Israel could have been weakened sufficiently that Hamas might have overrun Israel almost without outside assistance. It may become desired policy in the United States in the near future should the anti-Semitism, anti-Israelism and anti-Zionism continue its meteoric rise and then Israel may have nowhere to turn for assistance and be put in the predicament of resupplying herself from that point forward.

 

Lastly, President Obama spoke at a Washington D.C. Synagogue of Adas Israel. The President relied on the old bromides claiming to be, “an honorary member of the tribe.” and that “my commitment to Israel’s security is and always will be unshakeable. The people of Israel must always know America has its back, and America will always have its back.” And so on. President Obama gave his stock untruths about how his efforts will make the world, especially Israel, safe from any Iranian nuclear threats. His statement which received the strongest applause was, “I feel a responsibility to speak out honestly about what I think will lead to long-term security and to the preservation of a true democracy in the Jewish homeland.” One can only wonder if by preserving the Israeli democracy that included his dispatching of many of his own campaign’s organizers and staff to attempt and prevent the reelection of Prime Minister Netanyahu. He also gave strong supportive comments for the two state solution, an effort which has been murdered beyond any potential to be revived by Mahmoud Abbas and the rest of the Fatah, Hamas, Palestinian Authority and other Arab leadership. All the while as he spoke President Obama knew that he had State Department staff and Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman in Israel pressuring the government and military to allow for the United States to cover Israel with their nuclear blanket while Israel dismantled and destroyed her own nuclear weapons whose opaque existence has likely saved Israel from chemical or biological attacks. This was the concurrent effort of having Israel’s back meant though the congregants in the predominantly Democrat liberal progressive neighborhood surrounding Washington D.C. who largely value their stock portfolios over the safety of Israel, a population which voted by large majorities for Obama in both elections gave President Obama the same cover that the dwindling Jewish presence in Iran gives the Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei cover as not being an anti-Semite, simply being troubled by the government in Israel, a statement which numerous Iranians leaders have made while the old and venerable Head Rabbi stands silently at their side presumably by his own choice. The difference is that there is a large Jewish community supporting President Obama but many, as we can attest to from our years living amongst such Jews before relocating to the friendlier and vibrant Jewish communities which make up Israel, have more concern for their status-symbol lives than the continued existence of Israel. The Jewish communities in the United States with very few exceptions are moribund and weighted towards an elderly congregation as the youth have largely intermarried or assimilated to where their Jewishness is at best going to high holiday services and having some semblance of a Seder in their homes most Passovers while also sporting the Chanukah Bush which resembles its close cousin, the Christmas tree in every way, shape and form. Jewish life in this world depends on Israel and without Israel it will die within two generations which is why Israel is important, and not just to the Jews but to the world in ways and means measured in intangible and esoteric means impossible to describe with any justice here. Perhaps some day we will attempt such an explanation though this is far from a promise, just something we wish we were anywhere near capable of doing such justice. Even the Rabbis we have met tell of this promise of having Jews in the world enhancing so many areas in so many detectable and hidden ways that the inventions and discoveries become a minor side of these effects. Until then simply remain aware that Israel is vital if there are to be such as Jews and their influences to make a better world for all to remain that force for goodness.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

May 23, 2015

The Sad Truths About American Election 2016

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The one constant around the world is that everywhere one hears discussions about the upcoming 2016 American elections and the talk immediately turns to the potential Presidential results and how they will either improve or ruin the plans of our leaders, nations, areas, threats, trade or economies. The truth is that trying to divine the thoughts of the American public and how they will vote for in the Presidential elections is complete folly, especially if one is using the relations between in foreign affairs as their criteria. While across the globe the United States foreign policy or lack thereof is of vital importance and in many instances potentially critical and even deadly, the American public usually cannot see any further than their wallet. Yes, there are numerous Americans who understand and even use a fair degree of foreign policy knowledge and positions of Presidential candidates, I must sadly report that when we left the United States that number decreased and even with our presence in the voting booths the people voting their wallets probably outnumbered foreign policy wonks by a thousand to one if not a hundred-thousand to one. This is why the Presidential debates only have one which presumably is advertised as pertaining to foreign policy. The truth is that most of the questions end up actually being turned inside-out, upside-down and twisted all around until it actually sets the candidates attentions to foreign situations as it pertains to the effects it might have on the budget or social programs at home. Still, the choice of who will be the next President of the United States will have a determining effect on every part of the globe; it will just be whether it will be for better or worse. So, what should we seek as far as the most preferentially positive effect generally around the globe?

 

The usual rule of thumb is that a Republican President will be more involved in foreign policy than a Democrat President. This does not necessarily mean this is preferential as it also depends on whether the Republican President has advisors and other assets which drive a thoughtful and thoroughly researched foreign policy or if they have a more seat of the pants reactionary policy. An example of the former would be President Dwight David Eisenhower who though often derogatorily called a do nothing President actually was responsible for the reconstruction of Europe and the Far East policy after the fall of Japan and much of the American ascendance after World War II all while the United States enjoyed some of its best economic growth years in its history. Another President who also did well largely due to advisors was John Fitzgerald Kennedy whose advisors were very knowledgeable and who when tested by Russian President Khrushchev over the Cuban Missile Crisis set a strong and potentially dangerous posture of no nonsense strong response that eventually led to the Soviet Union to retreat from Cuba removing their missiles. Kennedy also answered the Soviet initial success and leads in the start of the space race to set the goal as the Moon and challenged the American space industries and NASA with, “We choose to go to the Moon! … We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” On the other hand, the United States has had Presidents from both parties who were unmitigated disasters when it came to foreign policy though I will not shame any by naming them and instead allow each to choose their own examples. From the juncture where many currently observe the two Administrations under President Obama, these could easily be defined by numerous presumably traditional friends of the United States, who would, if choosing to be totally candid, would describe these as total disasters with potentially the worst yet to come. Then there are some of the worst mischief makers and oppressors or would be conquerors who likely would heap praise on President Obama’s choice to not challenge anything which might prove challenging or potentially difficult and demanding taking a principled stand.

 

So, first off, let me assure those who might be misled into believing that the Americans generally have begun to awaken and see what a disaster President Obama has been for the world as a whole, if it were somehow made possible for President Obama to run for a third term, the American public would likely reelect him and even the Jewish voters who might claim that Israel is one of their top concerns would still vote for President Obama by an easy majority likely near to sixty-five percent against thirty-five percent voting Republican. Actually, there would be a sizeable percentage of the Jewish voting public who would refuse to vote Republican and simply stay at home which is the same as voting for whichever candidate proves victorious. With this established, this fact does not bode well for the Republican Party if the American public, which is made predominantly of ‘low-information voters’ who vote pretty much as they are advised by such criteria as, my family have always voted Democrat/Republican/Whig (OK, most families who had voted for the Whig Party have moved on since then), what’s his name on Comedy Central/Saturday Night Live/the Late Show/Family Guy/South Park character, Media such as ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX/CNN/PBS/MSNBC, print media, favorite personality/close friend/boss at work/union boss or whatever ridiculous source even to include Tarot Card reader’s advice, are the mainstay of the voting public which as time has passed has become more the norm. This is partly why the politicians fight over voting rules such as removing people from voter rolls through validation techniques to remove those who have moved, died or not voted in decades or the need for picture identifications, motor voter laws, and even register to vote outside the polling place and then enter and vote or permitting prisoners to vote even from death row as there is no area not pursued as a voting base that the party who thinks something is to their advantage will not use to the utmost of their ability. So, we have established that the American voting public is not necessarily the pure cerebral and reasoned public which Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, or James Madison envisioned, though probably Benjamin Franklin may have had the right attitude and worldly experience to realize how far the electorate would eventually slip. So, now what?

 

The next is choosing who will most likely be the candidate for each of the two major parties. Let us start with the Republican Party and the myriad of candidates there seeking to be the candidate chosen to represent the party in the elections in November 2016. The one thing we are assured is that the Republican candidates will mostly be breaking what President Ronald Reagan called the Eleventh Commandment, do not speak ill of thy fellow Republicans. The Republican candidates will refuse to bow out until it becomes mathematically impossible for them to win the nominations and some even then will continue just in case they can make a surge from out of the blue once the delegates are freed to vote however they choose, usually around the fifth ballot or later. With all the candidates, and a fair number of top ties candidates, it is quite likely that the Republican Party may reach its convention without any one candidate with sufficient numbers of delegates to win on the first or second ballot and there may be five candidates who are all actually closely matched in candidate count with none even remotely close to a majority or even a resounding plurality. This might lead to a lengthy and harshly fought convention which will go into the fourth day or beyond without reaching some resolution or producing a candidate. There appears now that Jeb Bush will have a loyal set of establishment delegates and the ‘movers and shakers and moneyed establishment supporting him while the Tea Party and Christian Right will be divided amongst a core of select candidates including but not limited to Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ben Carson and Scott Walker; with the likes of Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal will all have a base of support which may be sufficient to retain their hopes and finally there is Carly Fiorina who as the sole woman, might receive additional support as she is the only candidate against whom Hilary Clinton would not have the advantage of gender running to be the first American female President. The end result is whoever eventually survives the scathing attacks and fevered battle with the nomination may find themselves limping into the actual Presidential election race as damaged goods sorely injured by their own party. Oddly enough the one person who might mostly escape such infighting and scorn from their fellow Republicans might be Carly Fiorina simply because should she avoid falling prey to the gotcha media assaults most Republicans face, she could be the one without any damaged armor and slide between the barbs and arrows and prove the strongest candidate of them all and take the nomination with minimal damage and able to rally the Republican base and establishment as she belongs to neither but can make overtures to both.

 

That brings us to the Democrat Convention and the presumed coronation of Hillary Clinton as the ‘deserved one,’ the ‘chosen one.’ From the very beginning I have not believed that Hilary Clinton would survive to become the Democrat Party Presidential candidate in 2016 or ever as if she is cast aside this time it will be for good. Hillary Clinton’s most formidable and undefeatable opponent is Hillary Clinton of campaigns and offices past which will eventually make her untenable as a candidate. Her time as Secretary of State will tie her inexorably to President Obama’s disastrous foreign policy and much of the blame for President Obama’s failures will be heaped upon Hillary and she will be unable to escape this baggage. Additionally there will be the baggage from the entire Benghazi debacle, and even worse, her hearings before the Congress where the immortal words were uttered never to stop echoing in many ears where Hillary, referring to four dead Americans including two men whose heroic efforts became known making the inaction simply unacceptable and un-American and now forever tied to her stating, “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?” The absolute cynicism of her caustic remarks and the bald faced attempt to brush off any responsibility and to make any questions in this area as improper as that the reason for the hearings was not about those who gave their lives presumably in service of their country and for a mission which originated within the State Department, but to allow Hillary Clinton to be cleansed of any wrong-doing and to be vindicated and be lauded for striving to assure that such a situation never again presented such a deadly situation. The line of questions seeking to pinpoint blame was, in Hillary’s mind, completely out of bounds. Between Benghazi, the e-mail scandals, the missing records, scrubbed and sanitized memos and communications, Clinton Foundation contributions and influence peddling from her position as Secretary of State, foreign monies which likely were derived as payments for favors, the rise of Blumenthal communications concerning Libya where he had business interests while advising Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State as well as numerous other scandals yet to surface, and Hillary Clinton is damaged even beyond the capability for the Democrat Party to attempt to repair her to make her presentable to the public. All the baggage which has been in the mainstream news about Hillary Clinton was originally being exposed now early in the process and before she announced her intentions to run for President such that it could be labelled old news already beaten to death if brought up during the campaign by the Republican side. The problem is that there seemingly is no end to the scandals as they just keep jumping out from everywhere. As the media and Democrat operatives keep attempting to put these scandals to rest and tie up all the loose ends they run into another problem and then a scandal which follows as night follows day and there is no putting this to bed as more and more loose ends keep appearing and the Hillary apologists are beginning to become somewhat short tempered as their patience dies. In the end Hillary Clinton and former President William Jefferson Clinton will be required to hang up their hopes of returning to the White House until Chelsey is old enough which will be fairly soon, so they should get her elected to some office, governor of the state of their choosing, Maryland sounds easy as does Massachusetts.

 

So, with no Hillary as their candidate, who can the Democrats turn to as their best bet? There are a number of people which have been mentioned as potential replacements should Hillary self-destruct. Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley though his having also been Mayor of Baltimore might be a slight drawback, Vice President Biden who has a history of foot-in-mouth disease but actually would be solid in foreign policy as even if a threat he made in a speech by his going off-script the adversary would never know for sure whether or not Old Joe might actually follow through. Bernie Sanders has also declared his interest and though we agree on very little I admire his forthrightness and honesty which are very admirable qualities and he can be counted on to do what he says and say what he means. Then we have Andrew Cuomo and Howard Dean who both are known for mouths beyond their control, Al Franken also has given a definite maybe which is quite comical as well as noncommittal though he and Biden debating would make for great comedy, and finally Ms. Elizabeth Warren whose credentials, or lack thereof, are equal to those of President Obama when he took up the mantle of Democrat candidate for President with a few critical differences making her worthy of a deeper look.

 

Though Senator Elizabeth Warren has claimed she is not running, this may not be left as her choice as she has a sizable supportive following without ever overtly seeking such. She is a far superior believer in the true Progressive way of which President Obama campaigned upon in his initial 2008 campaign. She is well spoken and needs little prompting from any crutches such as a teleprompter. Senator Elizabeth Warren is quick on her feet, knows what she believes and is very comfortable in stating her views unequivocally and with great passion. She is a strong supporter for individual rights though she does appear to place too much emphasis and burden upon government for protecting individuals from failure by providing a broad and sweeping system of safety nets and she does not appear to be adverse to a guaranteed minimal wage for everybody whether they be employed or not. She favors Obamacare with some modifications making it more workable, not less dependent on government as her adjustments would bring Obamacare closer to a single payer health plan than as it currently sits. Senator Elizabeth Warren is a believer in Keynesian economics where the government is the principle engine behind the economy. She also is opposed to free trade much of the time claiming instead to stand for fair trade which she has not fully explained. She is a through and through socialist progressive and like Bernie Sanders says what she means and means what she says and always sticking to that exact path. At least she would not produce any big surprises as the Democrat candidate or a President if successfully elected. Her largest area which is unfortunately untested and unknown is foreign policy. Here she would be untested and undefined and until such could be filled in she should not be taken as a serious candidate. But as I explained, foreign policy is the last and least of things on the average American’s mind so it is quite likely that with her populist political talking points and her appeal to those dependent upon government Senator Elizabeth Warren would likely gain a large popular appeal and could breeze to the Democrat nomination once Hillary Clinton realizes she had already failed and failed miserably, but it remains to be seen if she will even be willing to be dragged thus appearing to have the nomination and run in the primaries thrust upon her rather than actively sought. Though I have little in common with Senator Elizabeth Warren’s viewpoints and fear her lack of foreign policy experience or even exposure, I find that she would have little problem being elected as the next United States President, her biggest obstacle would be attaining the Democrat nomination and that is something remaining to be seen. The final note is that the next President of the United States will be the one who emerges as the victor in the Democrat nomination and only give the Republican candidate a one in three chance at winning the general election. But there is still a race to be run and we have to have the race just to prove every prognosticator to be so wrong it is embarrassing.

 

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May 15, 2015

Silence is not Necessarily Golden It Can Also be Deadly

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If a story is never reported, did it still happen? That has become a question I have asked myself every single day almost without exception. You see I feel the pain in my own way every time I find the report in some lesser known news agencies and through word of mouth. That is also something nobody ever really reports about in Israel, news travels in numerous quiet channels reaching every corner of the land despite the little inconvenience that these events rarely make it onto the pages of Haaretz as it would break their story line which paints all the heartache and suffering as solely belonging to the Arabs and seldom the Jews living here. Fortunately in Israel we get other reports in newspapers and online reporting which tells a far different story. The reality for those who care to understand the truth is a very different reality than the happy; everything is just fine just as long as the silence is seldom broken. But the truth, the reality is that there is a reason that whenever an Arab is injured, be it by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), Israeli Border Police or any of the several local police departments and other security agents, it makes the news in virtually every news source within and outside of Israel and when an Israeli Jew is similarly injured it barely gets any mention often any further than a local report within Israel as a local story, one event is rare and the other happens multiple times every day. The lack of coverage by the major news agencies is the unfortunate fact that Israelis being assaulted only makes the news when a new type of terror attack breaks onto the scene and within a few days, weeks at most, when it becomes just another way that Israelis are attacked, maimed or even murdered, it is no longer news. When the injury is to an Arab, especially if it appears to be unprovoked or is blown up into an international crime of the century by the media manipulators, that is a story because it fits the evil oppressive occupier Israel as the murderer of innocents and it makes headlines around the world. When such attacks are subsequently found to be, as they often are, a case of an attempted terror attack which was unsuccessful and the Arab was injured or killed in the act of attempting a stabbing or was throwing Molotov firebombs or large rocks at motorists, the follow-up story is seldom plastered on headlines as that is not the preferred story, the reality the media desires to paint.

 

There are reports in the small news outlets, often what would be referred to as the Zionist news sources as if that makes their coverage unimportant as it has a message it wishes to convey as if the rest of the media could never be selling the world a story, a completely opposite story, almost every day of the week where an Israeli motorist was almost murdered except for what often has all the makings of a miracle as their vehicle was attacked, ambushed by a mob of Arabs, often referred to as Palestinians, hurling rocks ranging in size from bricks to bowling ball to cinderblock sizes and even larger which smashed through the Israeli motorists windshield and cause the vehicle massive damage sufficient to prevent it being drivable yet miraculously the vehicle managed to reach safety before completely failing as if collapsing from some horrific ordeal where the vehicle continued just far enough where its unexplainable efforts gave out. Those of us who are familiar with these events do not need pictures as we saw some of the initial coverage when these attacks first became news and realize that almost any recounting will sound incredible and as if exaggerated but often fall short of the actual events as the victim of such attacks often are more amazed and are more aware of their escape as if protected by some outside force gave them and their vehicle a helping hand, the helping hand often seen influencing events and their outcomes. News sources are not interested in the rock ambushes unless there is a gripping instance which makes such an attack noteworthy. Unfortunately that noteworthy news item is all too often a murdered Israeli family member and sometimes all the occupants of vehicles so attacked whose murder tears apart the rest of the family who were often in a vehicle which escaped ambush or were waiting for their family to return from an outing or from a religious observance. It is unfortunate that this is what it takes for such attacks to gain coverage but unless there are such tragedies such attacks happen multiple times every day. Some of these ambush attacks take place daily or weekly triggered by the knowledge that there will be numerous Jewish Israelis who by necessity must run these gauntlets past particular Arab towns. These rock attacks have become a part of living in Israel as a Jew or others who get caught up in such attacks, such non-news stories as the media has come to accept these events as the new normal.

 

Rock ambushes of Israeli motorists are not the only assaults which have become so common as to be considered not to be newsworthy. Rioting and throwing rocks, fireworks (the way incendiary and smaller explosive devices are referred to by Haaretz and others back when these were news items instead of the new normal) Molotov firebombs, pipe bombs and other devices at the security and police forces assigned to contain the violence on the Temple Mount face whenever the Arabs are dispatched to turn up the heat on Israeli forces often hoping to produce a news story. I know there are those out there right now seeing the Arab desire for generating a news story through an event which the news refuse to cover as these events have become, for the most part, no longer newsworthy. That is true unless one of the Arabs is injured by the anti-riot crowd dispersal devices used when such disturbances become overly threatening and dangerous and must be curtailed. Such devices include tear gas, rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades and other nonlethal methods which on occasion do cause a serious injury to an Arab which is then magnified and inflated into a tragic story of an innocent being set upon by Israeli thuggish police tactics simply used to harass Arabs and even injuring innocent Arabs who had not committed any act which warranted such a response such as what caused their injury. The mainstream media just eat these stories taking them whole swallowing the entire false narrative hook, line and sinker. Now there is something to report, an Arab was injured during rioting, who was rioting is never mentioned as these riots are not newsworthy and thus are a minor part of the story having little if any relevance to the injury of this innocent individual. Their being injured by rubber bullets fired at them as they were in the act of hurling a firebomb at the security forces on the Temple Mount is irrelevant. What is relevant is how this poor, innocent Arab was injured by Israeli police while he was attending religious observances on the grounds of the al-Aqsa Mosque (meaning anywhere within a couple of miles of the Temple Mount). It will never be mentioned that this particular religious observance was the after Friday prayers riot which is scheduled for most weeks for months on end which went unreported as only Israelis were injured even a Shin Bet officer requiring emergency room hospital treatment was unimportant but an Arab youth (any Arab under age thirty or so) was grievously injured (a serious bruise) requiring emergency medical treatment at the scene and follow-up treatment by Palestinian medical services (a Band-Aid at the scene replaced with a full forearm bandaging and arm-sling in case any reporter desires pictures) and will be followed up with a full press report possibly with the Arab youth who was injured who might answer the medias’ questions. If such follow-up press release will have the Arab youth appearing now in a wheelchair and sobbing when asked to retell what happened making this event another production of Pallywood Productions. These scheduled riots are often accompanied by their own media stringers armed with cameras varying from cellphones all the way to production quality video equipment all for the use by the media should any reactions from the assaulted IDF or other Israeli forces such as Border Police react with what can be shown to be using excess force against Arab simply protesting peaceably not acting in any manner that warranted such a response. The rock and firebomb throwing is always omitted from such coverage and the story is of an unprovoked Israeli heavy-handed response. These propaganda films and other use of Israelis having to use force to prevent harm to Israeli farms and the Israelis tending their property are sold complete with story to the media and are often taken without any fact-checking accepting at face value what they are told. The mainstream media, particularly the European media, are fully complaisant and freely act as agents for these fabrications, and all are aware that these reports are almost entirely fabrications fully edited for the required story line, the exact sort of editing which would be performed by the European media. Proof of such fabrications being performed by the European Media has become the now infamous al-Dura hoax as reported upon here and here.

 

Apart from these vehicle ambushes and the rioting, especially the rioting on the Temple mount which can be turned on and off simply by use of the sermons disseminating instructions on whether to riot or not any particular Friday especially and any day through Imams and other channels, there are other forms of violence which are seldom if ever reported upon. We seldom here outside of Israel, especially in the United States where anything other than the peace process or Arab victimization is relegated to the ash heap of forgotten or old news. There are at least two or three attempts to assault IDF, Border Police and Shin Bet officers and enlisted troops using knives or steel rods weekly. Most of these assaults are interceded and foiled before they are able to actually attack; such events really makes it into the no story to see here area and are almost invariably ignored, while some successfully injure an IDF or Border Police officer before being subdued almost exclusively through non-injurious means utilizing hand to hand combat techniques, another nonstory the media does not report. Knife attacks even on civilians rarely make news outside of Israel as don’t gang attacks of groups of young Arabs will set upon Haredi youths often waiting lying in ambush in the evening on routs often taken from studies to residences as such routes are well known. Even when such attacks include bladed and concussion style weapons resulting in blunt force traumas and bleeding wounds which often require hospital treatment and even overnight care in case of concussions. If these assaults were to be committed in the opposite direction having Haredi youths waiting in ambush to assault the Arab youths, that would be newsworthy as it would be a rare event and it also fits the narrative of the evil and violent Israelis victimizing the innocent Arabs.

 

The most recent strain of attacks which briefly made news a few months ago when they first appeared and have since dropped from view as they are considered old news as if the injuring of Israelis by running them over with a vehicle is not in and of itself newsworthy and only if the way in which one is injured and its newness quality is what makes such attacks newsworthy is not only a terribly cynical and slanted view on what makes news but also reeks of an anti-Semitic quality of the reporting. Possibly if the Israelis were to hold a rally and have over one million Israelis attend would the story become newsworthy. These attacks using cars and small trucks as extremely large caliber weapons speeding into crowds of Israelis waiting for busses or trains and other places where Jews might congregate have become nearly a daily affair with at least one such assault a day. These are horrific attacks often landing a number of Israelis, including Jews, Muslims, Arabs and Christians as all kinds of Israelis utilize the busses and trains. Often these attacks will target a series of groups on a route where one driver, usually Arab, will attempt to run over the people all along their morning commute choosing the bus stops where more than a dozen people are huddled. Other times these type of attacks strike at night. There is no telling when such an attack might strike at people waiting for transportation by mass transit. Below is a short video of an attack from a couple of nights back caught on a surveillance camera which happens to cover the intersection from a distance. One needs to view the clip carefully as the attack occurs at the right side of the intersection just under the pine tree. The darker vehicle which speeds very fast across the intersection is the vehicle which struck the four sixteen year old boys slightly hurting three and seriously injuring the fourth who remains in hospital as of this writing. As stated, it may take several run-throughs before you catch the teens having been struck, one rolls well into the cross street, we suspect he was the seriously injured young man. Please spread the video as such attacks must be made known to the world just as any undue violence against anybody, Jews, Arab, Hindu, Ukrainian, Russian, French, anyone. Until we as a people, as people on this small little rock learn to share the injuries of every victim of violence and raise our complaint, then who are we, and if not to yell about the violence now, then when. If you feel the pain that these youths felt when struck by a speeding vehicle, then you need to tell others, yell about it from the mountaintops, from YouTube, from every platform we can find, real world or in cyberspace. We need to stand for the innocents caught in senseless violence as we are all just one terror attack from becoming the next person hurt, the next life destroyed, the next person left lying in the street too hurt to even stand and limp off the road where I would be safer, even too weak to plead and shout out to the world, I am in pain from some lunatic who believed my death would empower them. They must not be allowed to claim their victory over my mangled body; they must not be permitted to celebrate their craven act; their terrorist attempt to murder somebody’s special child screams for justice. Shout so they can be heard; share so they will be known; help them not to be just another statistic; just share the video and explain this hatred that struck them with their vehicle; share and prove they can reach out from the hospital where they lie injured and in pain and yet able to reach so many. Perhaps that will be my victory over the senseless violence perpetrated upon us, yes, that will dull our pain, thanks to those who cared and shared.

 

 

 

 

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