Beyond the Cusp

August 31, 2015

Why Are So Many Democrats So Frightened?

 

Why is it that so many Democrats are so afraid to stand their ground against the President when it is obvious that the American people themselves have the will to stand? Members of the House and Senate are supposed to serve the Constitution, the people and that which is best for the United States pretty much in that order. The Congress have to be aware that this is an actual treaty no matter what the semantic games being played by the White House and that the simple rejection by the Senate not ratifying the nuclear treaty with Iran should have put an end to this entire fiasco but instead the members of Congress have lost their spines. Why is it that in what has been termed the most serious and powerful deliberative body in history, the United States Senate, a deliberative body held in esteem for over two centuries, has completely gone astray and are voting “Present” instead of standing up like men and declaring their independent thoughts on this horrific treaty and White House power play. Is this the final legacy the United States Congress wishes to present to all of human history? Is this the manner in which you desire to represent yourselves to the people in your districts? Even the members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had the presence not to ratify this in an official ballot, even if they allowed for the pressures from one group to permit a signing of a letter almost as an apology to the White House for refusing to voice their support for a deal they all know in their hearts is bad for the United States and potentially the entire world. Where is the collective pride and intestinal fortitude of Congress?

 

 

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

 

 

You allowed a Health Care Act be rammed through without even so much as a floor debate unread and permitted the crashing and burning of the greatest health care system the world had ever seen which had been largely responsible for eradicating diseases from the face of the Earth and replaced it with a hope and a prayer that it does not become a second Veteran’s Hospital System, this time for an entire nation. There have been time and time again that the White House had turned to illegal methods which no lesser President would have been permitted usurpations of power and privileges taken which would have resulted in impeachment at any other juncture. Understandably nobody wishes to have their name on a White House political assassination list, but as sure as you refuse to stand now in the face of such a raw abuse of power, you are setting precedence which will at some point in the future be used by a President to all but ignore the Congress and further weaken the Congress that even their last gasp motion of impeachment of that President for abuses of powers and the trampling of the Constitutional limitations on the White House will simply be torn up and tossed aside as if to drop the gauntlet at the feet of the Congress challenging their authority and even their having any power at all and on that day the Congress will fall just as assuredly as did the Roman Senate before the Caesars. This is the legacy you are bequeathing to the American People and to the annals of history.

 

Future historians will point to these times as when the Imperial Presidency was first proclaimed and the Congress refused to answer the challenges and instead did abrogate their Constitutional rights and powers turning them over to a President who would dare to rewrite portions of that document such that he could do whatever he pleased simply by claiming his actions to be named something the White House claimed gave the President the powers sought and challenged the Congress to act to prevent this absurdity. Now, when facing the greatest of absurdities imaginable where what is a treaty in every aspect and definition has instead become a gentlemen’s agreement between heads of state and as such no business of the Congress to perform their Constitutional responsibilities. This is a disgrace to the Constitution which this President has ignored in more ways than all the President before him combined as he ignored written laws passed by the Congress and signed by previous Presidents, has torn up agreements between the government and other nations despite previous approval of these deals such as the anti-missile systems which were intended as a defensive position against Iranian missile strikes aimed at Europe destroying any trust between the United States and any other nation, especially ally, in the world. This President has made any agreement or treaty between the United States and other nations of the world meaningless as they have run roughshod over agreement after agreement and ignored fulfilling treaty obligations rewriting the entirety of foreign affairs and alliances upon which the order and support structures of two-thirds of the world depended.

 

Should President Barack Hussein Obama be permitted to change the ratification of treaties by inventing a new form of treaty, a Presidential Imperial Overreach Administrative Agreement replacing such simple a concept as a treaty as the new definition for any “treaty” in which the United States had more than one other nation as a signatory, then it no longer requires the ratification procedure and instead of requiring a two-thirds approval by the Senate, it will require a two-thirds vote against it in both Houses of Congress to block its implementation. This is a crucial point in time where the Congress must force the confrontation for the health and future of the United States as a nation under a Constitutional Republic with the rule of law and not the rule of man. Allowing this procedure to circumvent the Congress at this presumably the final check on the abuse of power by a President will have future ramifications potentially more directly and immediate than any might fear in their wildest conspiracies. Perhaps having to face this President on the field of political power is what the Congress fears and they would rather just go along to get along hoping the nation survives the abuses of power and that things may return to a state of normalcy come January of 2017 and the next President takes office. Maybe any damages done by the refusal by Congress and particularly the Senate can be repaired at that time and the Constitution be restored and the Republic salvaged. And should the Congress lie down and allow their powers to be trampled upon by a single President then what will stop some future President from doing the same, perhaps even the President sworn in on that coming morning in January of 2017. What if the next President decides they kind of favor having imperial powers and refuses to play ball and challenges the desires and powers of Congress and instead chooses to continue to erode away one entire branch of the three legged stool the United States was carefully balanced upon. What is to prevent such a President once they have finished neutering the Congress from polluting and then neutering the Judicial Branch and simply making the three legged stool into his or her own pedestal of absolute power? Nothing, that is what will be able to prevent such, nothing.

 

Perhaps this is what has frightened the members of Congress, the challenge of taking a strong stand and enforcing their prerogatives and responsibilities under the Constitution. Be it known to you, the members of Congress, that should you collectively collapse before this challenge where words mean exactly what the President decides they mean when he uses them and that the definition of any world at any time can have the desired meaning assigned by the President then there is no longer law, just individual Presidential unchecked and absolute power. Sure it would take extreme effort at this point after surrendering so much ground to this President to finally say, “No more. Your abuses end here and now; we can take no more of your insult and abuse.” Instead the Congress is deciding, even deliberating acting as if they were a battered spouse and claiming that the abusive spouse, the President, really does respect them and the contract of this particular marriage, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the spousal President is really a good person deep down and if the Congress will just go along they can eventually change him and save him from himself. Anyways, standing up to the President now might entail acting like the adult in the room and applying consequences for such abuses of power would take nerves of steel, or at least nerves backed by parchment, that piece of parchment sitting right down the street on display in a bullet-proof glass viewing port which would take that precious document downstairs and placed into an impenetrable vault which would resist even a direct strike by a nuclear device and still hold that precious document sage even after all the rest of the physical vestiges of power were wiped clean. That document is the United States of America’s heart and soul and is more important than any one person, even a record shattering first for America, even that must not be permitted to act towards destroying the definitions within that precious document. Lose that and it can never be restored, at least not for a viewable future which would be left to our children who have been denied an understanding of the importance and uniqueness of that Constitution. This is the time for restoring the balances defined by the Constitution and to reinstall the educational means by which that document and its importance in the history of man and the hope it provides all mankind into their educations.

 

Next to the Ten Commandments and the Bible, the Constitution of the United States of America along with their Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights are together the definition of the human soul crying for dignity and freedom never before imagined. Just as the Ten Commandments and the concept of the limited power of a monarch, or of a governmental set of institutions, set to rule over a nation must be limited in their ability to gather wealth or absolute power making them a veritable god should be made impossible under any form of governance which will have any opportunity to be fair in its acts. The Old Testament has in place that idea that a sovereign, be that a king or a governance, must be limited and fear the people instead of the people fearing the governance. That is what is at stake in this Iran deal. We realize that by having the Security Council affirm the Iranian nuclear treaty and incorporating it to be enacted under Chapter Seven makes it an applicable law and that cannot be undone by Congress, but we can at least force the President to go through the actual motions and even attempt to enforce the will of the American public and their representatives.

 

We realize that there is really only one way the Iranian nuclear treaty can be undone at this stage, rejection by the Congress and challenge the President should he ignore the Congressional override of his veto. But that does not mean that the United States governance cannot use the actual methods and instituted channels to resist permitting the Iranians a paved highway to nuclear weapons capabilities and the methods and means of delivering such devices anywhere on the face of the earth and the ability of bringing any nation that depends on electrical systems to its knees. The Congress only need pass the legislation which is all but guaranteed at this juncture. This should be acted upon before the deadline as a statement that this is a strong belief and feeling by the Congress and that it was not just some token effort passed right before the deadline when the backs were against the proverbial wall. Let it pass the Senate with merely sixty-one or anything just short of the two-thirds which is required to override a Presidential veto. The same applies in the House of Representatives though it is highly likely that the House will pass the legislation with the necessary two-thirds which places the entire matter hinged on the Senate. Give the President the legislation such that he can answer with a veto before the implied deadline such that the override vote can be taken in each house of Congress. Assuming it has the votes in the House of Representatives, the Senate will be under the microscope. The crux of the matter is that Senators and Representatives are permitted to change their votes and vote anew on the override motion. The Democrats who are voting against the original legislation blocking the Iran Treaty will have passed their duty to vote as instructed by the leader of their party and can now be freed to vote their consciences. This could provide an overwhelming retort to the Presidential overreach by overriding the veto and declaring a line which the Congress had drawn and beyond which the President will have been refused crossing.

 

Then comes the difficult part as it will take immeasurable courage and intestinal fortitude as it is almost guaranteed that President Obama will not only step over that line but will obliterate the line and challenge the Congressional override vote. President Obama might even go so far as to address the nation directly and explain why it has come to the place where the Congress is to be ignored for the good of the country and the world and that the President acting under some form of war powers and the Commander in Chief will proceed ignoring the pesky temper tantrum of the traitors in Congress who question the President’s powers and ability to act where the Congress is too timid to go as somebody has to be the adult, act as the parent over the children, unruly children in the Congress who may have thought they had gotten the last word in this disagreement. Then comes the question of will the Congress perform its duty and rein in this President gone rogue on the Constitution and the Congress. This audacity by the President leads to the one place all his previous actions of overreach and abuses of power have been leading to from day one of his Presidency. All the rewrites and selective enforcement of complete sections of the Affordable Care Act which has proven to be anything but that, his tearing up treaties from previous administrations which had received the necessary support from Congress and the former President, his ignoring or refusing to enforce actual legal acts from previous administrations simply because of the President having a problem with the laws as written and passed, his complete refusal to accept legal limits placed upon the President as a part of his Presidency under Constitutional limitations and requirements and then comes the most grievous of the President ignoring his responsibilities, or perhaps the President had rewritten the President’s responsibilities to suit his political outlook. The President unilaterally killed the completion of the building of the F-22 Raptors claiming the inferior F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would serve the United States just fine. He then moved the United States Naval Fifth Fleet in order to surrender United States influence or ability to enforce or carry out obligations under treaties the fleet’s responsibility for assuring the commercial trade waterways remain open (especially the Straits of Hormuz and the Suez Canal, the Bab-el-Mandeb) and supporting the United States treaty obligations in the heart of the Middle East leaving these essential waterways to the protection and desires of Iran with the Fifth Fleet stationed in the western waters of the Indian Ocean.

 

 

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

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

 

 

All of these and many more have led to this point and there is one last possibility which the Congress should demand exercising their oversight. It is vitally important to determine whether President Obama has acted in a manner completely counter to the ability of the United States to protect itself by presenting a credible deterrent to a nuclear strike against the United States. Should the President have cut personnel responsible for the upkeep of the United States nuclear arsenal, it is entirely possible that the majority of United States nuclear warheads are currently inoperable or questionable. The majority may be requiring an overhaul if not a complete modernization and upgrade. The forces responsible for this highly important and discreet task-force whose activities being necessarily kept so quiet that their concerns are likely have such a long chain of command that any complaint or warning would have been stonewalled before reaching the White House by arrangement of the White House. These forces have been cut by Presidential and Department of Defense orders making the upkeep in doubt. This would have been a backdoor manner by which the President could have kept his promise to disarm the United States nuclear weapons systems even if he was unable to get the other nuclear powers to also commit to such reductions. The President felt that if the United States disarmed then the rest of the world would follow suit and any nation seeking nuclear weapons would have a change of heart and stop their program. Somehow the Russian and Chinese must not have received the memo as both nations have drastically increased their resources poured into modernizing and restructuring their nuclear weapons systems replacing spent nuclear material and replacing the cores and upgrading their designs and the ICBMs which would deliver these weapons. The upgraded ICBM missile bodies have superior guidance and tracking enabling them to take a constantly seemingly erratic path to their targets to confuse and confound intercepting systems leading to a greater numbers penetrating through to strike said targets. What if the United States no longer possesses a functioning deterrent system which is capable, or potentially, even actually functional. We can trust that the world did not follow President Obama’s plans for a nuclear free world even if he managed to present to the world a nearly nuclear free United States, something repairable.

 

Such malfeasance might be permitted to go unanswered or kept from the public but is such something the nation desires continue? The Congress should finally act responsibly, at long last, and pass legislation and then followed by overriding a Presidential veto, thus forcing the passage of legislation denying United States complying willingly and preventing United States interests from doing business with Iran thus reducing their cash flow. Unfortunately, this is not how President Obama is likely to act. The President is more likely to pursue his preconceived views completely ignoring the Congressional actions. This should lead to at least the holding of impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives where the President will have forced the confrontation of President Obama against the Congress and the Constitution, both of which he has treated with complete contempt and arrogantly demanded that he would act and continue to act in complete breach of trust and unscrupulously. Once the House of Representatives has passed by a simple majority vote the Articles of Impeachment, the Senate is tasked with conducting a trial. Then should the Senate vote to convict by a two thirds majority, or sixty-seven Senators in favor of Impeachment, then Joe Biden will be sworn in as President and potentially running as the incumbent in the November 2016 elections. Below are the complete list of steps for Impeachment as laid out at The History Place – Presidential Impeachments.

 

Modern Impeachment Procedure:


1) Impeachment resolutions made by members of the House of Representatives are turned over to the House Judiciary Committee which decides whether the resolution and its allegations of wrongdoing by the President merits a referral to the full House for a vote on launching a formal impeachment inquiry.


2) The entire House of Representatives votes for or against a formal impeachment inquiry, needing only a simple majority (a single vote) for approval.


3) If approved, the House Judiciary Committee conducts an investigation to determine (similar to a grand jury) if there is enough evidence to warrant articles of impeachment (indictments) against the President. The Committee then drafts articles of impeachment pertaining to specific charges supported by the evidence. The Committee votes on each article of impeachment, deciding whether to refer each article to the full House for a vote.


4) If the House Judiciary Committee refers one or more articles of impeachment, the entire House of Representatives votes on whether the article(s) merit a trial in the Senate, needing only a simple majority for approval.


5) If the full House approves at least one article of impeachment, the President is technically impeached and the matter is referred to the U.S. Senate. The House then appoints members of Congress to act as managers (prosecutors).


6) The trial of the President is held in the Senate with the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presiding. The President can be represented by anyone he chooses. He may appear personally or leave his defense in the hands of his lawyers.


7) The entire Senate may conduct the trial or it or it may be delegated to a special committee which would report all the evidence to the full Senate.


8) The actual trial is conducted in a courtroom-like proceeding including examination and cross-examination of witnesses. During questioning, Senators remain silent, directing all questions in writing to the Chief Justice.


9) After hearing all of the evidence and closing arguments, the Senate deliberates behind closed doors then votes in open session on whether to convict or acquit the President. The vote to convict must be by a two thirds majority, or 67 Senators. If this occurs, the President is removed from office and is succeeded by the Vice President. The Senate’s verdict is final and there is no right of appeal.

 

 

Qwertster attempting to sound nearly as profound and grand as one of his most admired wordsmiths Winston Churchill

 

The events will be very interesting, especially the actual trial with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presiding over the Senate with likely all fifty members attending the entirety of the proceedings along with the majority of Americans as well as the free world. This would be the largest television audience since, or likely exceeding, the televised first man on the moon and the landing on the moon, the first steps and the iconic quote by Neil Armstrong, “One small step for (a) man; one giant leap for all mankind!” The modesty intended was accidentally left out in the actual speaking but such can be expected knowing what kinds of emotions must have been completely overwhelming and that fact he could speak at all is a small miracle. The references to Armstrong’s statement ever since usually include the skipped “a” in his short but poignant and historic statement as there can never be another first man to step onto the moon or step onto a body in space other than the Earth. We will have to be patient for the first person to step on another planet or other space firsts which will hopefully become a vision for the future sooner rather than later.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

August 20, 2015

Leftist Jews Refuse to Admit Jews Like Me Exist

 

The letter from three-hundred-forty know-it-all Rabbis just had to go and try and pretend that Jews like I and millions others just do not exist. They wrote this time to support President Obama, seemingly their idea of the perfect messiah, and to claim that any Jews who opposed his glorious Iran Nuclear Deal were an aberrant minority. Their idea that Torah instructs Jews to be socialist bleeding-hearts leftist elitists and that Tikkun Olam means to change the world to fit their leftist socialist world-views and it need start with eradicating any Jews who differ from their opinion which is simply distasteful and offensive. When a Jew such as myself would claim that Tikkun Olam actually means to repair the individual and by each person bringing themselves closer to Hashem by their daily actions and treatment of others and always giving respect and through personal fulfillment and the assisting of others in personal and communal fulfillment under Torah, they claim it means building their vision of a socialist utopia. And do not get me started on the ninety-eight Jewish Hollywood leftist extremists who speak as if their opinions should be enshrined in some holy place for people to come and find wisdom in their words because they have name recognition and popularity for their entertainment factor and this means they should lead. I would rather a hundred Kansas or other flyover country farmers lead the world than entrust it to the ninety-eight (call it a hundred for the sake of equality) Hollywood elitists who signed a letter adding their names to the din of leftist blindly supporting a deal they have been called upon to support by their infallible leader, Barack Hussein Obama.

 

One has to wonder how many of these wunderkind have actually read the deal and all of its accompanying documents before rushing to give support to something which is empty of any measures to judge compliance and the ones they did put in the deal may as well be voluntary as Russia, China and Iran have votes to determine if Iran is complying. Talk about the fox guarding the henhouse. Additionally, Iranian security authorities have additionally insisted that all IAEA inspectors be cleared by the Iranian government. One assumes this is so if they take a wrong turn at one of the facilities and open a wrong door and spy a little something which has not been reported and signals a definitive breech of the Nuclear Agreement that they will, once instructed by the Iranian government that what they saw was a top secret experiment which has nothing to do with what they think it does and thus need not think any further of said incident and no real need to report it as it was not a part of the approved tour. What? You didn’t think that the inspectors were going to be allowed to actually inspect, did you? Of course they will have minders to assure they see all they are supposed to see and not one iota more. These inspectors will be chosen for their lack of initiative and lack of curiosity as well as their ability to follow directions explicitly and without question.

 

 

the dog and pony show, which has been the present IAEA inspections, they have been attempting for over two years to get the answer to a short list of questions pertaining to the extent of the Iranian nuclear research, enrichment and any weaponization experiments or trials. The IAEA knows that such were carried out but are unsure of the totality of the military works performed. They have also been seeking access to the Parchin military base where the IAEA knows that testing of a nuclear trigger had been carried out and the last time they inspected they found trace elements of HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium) and ever since have been attempting to return. During this time period the inspectors have been denied entrance, just as before the IAEA was permitted to inspect, the ground around the base has been replaced with fresh soil taken from a distant site. This time they have cleansed the soils twice, once more just weeks ago as if in preparation to allow inspections.

the dog and pony show, which has been the present IAEA inspections, they have been attempting for over two years to get the answer to a short list of questions pertaining to the extent of the Iranian nuclear research, enrichment and any weaponization experiments or trials. The IAEA knows that such were carried out but are unsure of the totality of the military works performed. They have also been seeking access to the Parchin military base where the IAEA knows that testing of a nuclear trigger had been carried out and the last time they inspected they found trace elements of HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium) and ever since have been attempting to return. During this time period the inspectors have been denied entrance, just as before the IAEA was permitted to inspect, the ground around the base has been replaced with fresh soil taken from a distant site. This time they have cleansed the soils twice, once more just weeks ago as if in preparation to allow inspections.

 

In case you may have missed the dog and pony show, which has been the present IAEA inspections, they have been attempting for over two years to get the answer to a short list of questions pertaining to the extent of the Iranian nuclear research, enrichment and any weaponization experiments or trials. The IAEA knows that such were carried out but are unsure of the totality of the military works performed. They have also been seeking access to the Parchin military base where the IAEA knows that testing of a nuclear trigger had been carried out and the last time they inspected they found trace elements of HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium) and ever since have been attempting to return. During this time period the inspectors have been denied entrance, just as before the IAEA was permitted to inspect, the ground around the base has been replaced with fresh soil taken from a distant site. This time they have cleansed the soils twice, once more just weeks ago as if in preparation to allow inspections, but we will need to wait and see. If the Iranians continue replacing the top of the sand around the buildings they might eventually bury the entire Parchin military base leaving nothing to inspect. The entirety of the nuclear agreement provides wording which calls for inspections on a regimented basis determined by the concerned nations of Iran, the United States, Britain, France, the Russian Federation, China, Germany and the European Union. There is a reference to an appendix which itself had a number of references.

 

Figuring the full implications and references within the agreement may all be an exercise in futility as there is, in the silenced hands of the IAEA, which the Iranians have demanded total privacy such that only those hands who drafted this second agreement are to be privy to the contents and only those select few agreed upon by all drafters would be given access to the whole or any part of the augmenting agreement, is an auxiliary agreement which modifies the currently released agreement in ways unknown and thus far undefined manner. For all anybody may know the very first line of this hidden agreement could state that it replaces the entirety of the publically released nuclear agreement and instead could add or change everything in any manner possible. President Obama has skirted any discussion of this secondary agreement which could be an alternate to or amendment of the publically released agreement. This makes any discussion of the currently debated nuclear agreement potentially a moot point as we know not what the actual agreement states and even measures or permits with its secondary augmentation agreement, though kept from the public and the Congress and even, as we were informed during Secretary of State Kerry’s testimony before the Senate, even kept from the Secretary of State who was simply not considered sufficiently discreet or necessary in the negotiations or implementation, thus left out of the loop and given a rough briefing as he had stated in testimony.

 

So, what could be so classified that the Secretary of State and the Congress are kept in the dark, only selected few are granted privilege to view, and a select individual or group within the IAEA are permitted knowledge and who are entrusted with guarding the secrets of the agreement II and the effects it will have on the currently debated agreement and assuring that no leaks or security breaches are permitted. So the Congress is willfully left in the dark to debate an agreement which may have been superseded by a another agreement which was molded in dark recesses and forged on a cold anvil for fear that it might see the light of day and thus be cleansed and placed honestly before the public or, at the very least, be shared with the people’s representatives who could then express their opinions. This is also a part of what the leftists claim the people must simply support on the word of the President. This agreement is to be accepted as good for Israel because President Obama, what many see as Israel’s greatest enemy to ever sit at the resolute desk and write executive orders, has stated such. One has to wonder if this nuclear deal is good for Israel in a similar manner as some of the other choice treatments the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has faced from the White House. But then some of the same people screaming against the Jews who oppose this deal calling them traitors, they were the very same ones who saw no problem when the White House arranged for the Israeli Prime Minister to enter the White House by the side delivery entrance and not the front door as the President did not wish for any to know he had met with Netanyahu.

 

This same President who demanded that the 1949 Armistice Lines be the basis for any border with a Palestinian government, the same President who left the Israeli Prime Minister so he could go eat dinner with his family and to even rub this in the Prime Minister’s face while demanding that Netanyahu and his advisors to do some soul-searching and to call for President Obama to return when they had changed their minds and adopted his plan where Israel simply pulled out of Judea and Samaria and half of Jerusalem and see if this would bring the Palestinian to cease hostilities and live side-by-side in peace and harmony. Somehow I do not see myself trusting that all is well just because the same people who have been wrong on almost every decision in foreign policy since Jimmy Carter and who have made life for Israel more difficult, even the best of the best who for Israel were actually the least worst. Every Administration since June of 1967 has demanded that Israel just surrender those small bits of land and all will be well and when that was insufficient to quiet the Arabs then it was time to demand that Israel forfeit another piece of land and when that too failed to soothe the savage beasts Israel was again demanded to withdraw from land and this would make the Arabs love Israel.

 

They did not. Now we are told by probably amongst the top five anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Israel as the Jewish state has an iron clad agreement which will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons with which to destroy all of Israel and likely much of the United States for anywhere like ten to fifteen years as if this is supposed to make us in Israel feel all warm inside? All I wish to say at this point is if the Hollywood Jews or the three-hundred-forty Rabbis from reform, conservative and other non-Orthodox Synagogues, many in these groups care over Israel with any fervor and are more determined to grant President Obama his legacy, well, we in Israel would prefer not to become the last who resided in what once was Israel and now is used to test the lethality of the Iranian nuclear devices. But then there are those who understand that while Israel would take two and maybe three Iranian nuclear devices, it would take only one used as an EMP explosion over St. Louis at a preprogramed explosion at the height for maximum gamma radiation and EMP effect to destroy the power grid almost from coast to coast thus leading to ninety percent of the American population die from lack of food, medicine and other essentials including no clean drinking water, sewage treatment, trash pickup, and a general failure of societal structure. Even the Military, FEMA, the Center for Disease Control and numerous other agencies have all predicted such a catastrophe yet of unknown proportions after just such an attack. The lucky few will be beneath the explosion and die immediately while all the others will be left to die slow and agonizing deaths. I guess a quick flash and next thing you know you are waking up dead, a far better fate then the slow and miserable death where towards the end you are unable to move as you die from hunger, disease and declining health due to malnutrition, usually referred to as starving to death.

 

This, we hope, will be our final article dealing with the ratification fight in the United States as all evidence points to their potentially not having the votes to bring cloture and force a vote. This simply means those who are true believers in President Obama and his deal can simply say they wish to filibuster and the current rules of the Senate will not require them to actually filibuster but simply claim they will and the bill dies. Those opposing the deal should in this instance forget civility just as the President has done and force them to talk 24/7 until they drop or allow a vote. This will not happen and even if they manage to pass the bill President Obama has the Democrats, especially those who support Israel, especially if they are also Jewish, running scared that the entirety of the Democrat Party will come down on them and squash their reelections. The signals which have come from the Democrat leadership and many in the rank and file have indicated that those who have supported Israel may be almost beyond the cusp of acceptability as the Democrats run away from Israel seeing it as an inconvenience suffered through the past to gain Jewish votes and cash for campaigns. The Democrats have new sponsors with the monies and they wear flowing robes and look like extras from the set of Lawrence of Arabia. It was bound to happen and it only required one party to sell America out to the biggest donors and have said donor demand the death of America. The United States is now under a suicide watch just waiting for her to collapse from her own denial of her founding principles. As Jim Morrison of the Doors wrote in lyrical form,

 

This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes, again

Can you picture what will be, so limitless and free
Desperately in need, of some, stranger’s hand
In a, desperate land

Beyond the Cusp

 

August 17, 2015

The Best Manner to Destroy the Iran Deal

 

The first and most important item which our friends in the United States, and for those in the Congress who wish to oppose the Iran deal in the most effective manner still available, is they all need to understand that the United Nations Security Council Resolution has forced the hand of the United States as it passed and was enacted by the United Nations which is binding on the United States as well as the rest of the P5+1 nations and also on the European Union and all the member nations of the United Nations. Thanks to President Obama immediate actions the Congress has been basically relegated impotent when it comes to preventing the adoption of the Iran nuclear deal. Additionally, pursuing rejection of the deal against the Presidential veto, which President Barack Hussein Obama had guaranteed, is an act of pure futility and will simply open those supporting such a move to ridicule when they fail to override the Presidential veto. Even should they override the veto, the President still has the United Nations Security Council vote to implement the end to sanctions and thus again much of the media pointing out the futile waste of time and taxpayer monies by the Republicans and those select Democrats who will meet opposition backed by the party as they face what we here at BTC refer to as the Senator Joe Lieberman treatment. President Obama has taken every possible step to minimize, or even eliminate, the avenues available to the Congress or even the American people from denying the stipulation in the Iranian Nuclear Deal to terminate the sanctions placed on Iran by the United States. So, if anything the Congress can do to prevent the elimination of the existing sanctions, what should they be doing concerning the Iran Nuclear Deal and all its ramifications.

 

The one thing that might be to the advantage of the Congress might be instead of passing legislation killing the Iran Nuclear Deal as currently in progress, would be to allow the President to have his celebration but to not feed his triumph by passing legislation just to have President Obama veto it in an in your face mode and very publically using the media to emphasize his victory over those luddites and their feeble attempts to prevent moving forward as the Iranian Nuclear Deal allows. Simply do absolutely nothing. That is correct, nothing. Simply allow the discussion over the Iran Nuclear Deal to die a natural death and give the President a temporary victory and prepare to do something constructive and effective. Wait about six weeks until all the fervor dies down and even the longest attention spans have moved to another subject, perhaps Hilary’s e-mails, or Bernie Sanders poll numbers or whatever any of the almost dozen and a half Republican candidates have done to advance or serve a coup de grace on their campaign and may as well pack it up and better luck next time. That may not even take the full six weeks, but wait six weeks just so most everyone will believe that any new sanctions, even if they resemble the previous sanctions, as if anybody would be so knowledgeable to tell, are something being addressed over some great new information about the Iranians breaking their agreement and thus the move to new sanctions. I am sure if one were to discreetly inquire of the Israelis to provide any new information which could be used to grab the attention of the average American, something not overly technical but still a few sprinkles of scientific terms and a few ominous descriptions should be sufficient to give any hearing exactly the force and urgency required for a quick debate and vote. Applying new sanctions, not reapplying the old sanctions that the President so opposed, but new sanctions brought against new violations by Iran in their nuclear program requiring these new sanctions should be an easier sell and would also circumvent the United Nations Security Council Resolution as that was on the old sanctions and not others going forward. Then lobby and get sufficient Democrats’ votes to add to all Republican Congressional members’ votes allowing those Democrats who are hesitant to vote their conscience once there are sufficient votes assuring the new sanctions pass with a veto proof majority.

 

There should also be efforts to try and get the assurance from members of Congress such that if the President were to oppose the legislation and insult the Congress or otherwise be demeaning in his treatment rather than simply vetoing the legislation quietly and returning it to Congress with his reason for using his veto, then gain their assist in overriding any veto used as a weapon to insult Congress. One could even attempt to gain additional assistance in passing the legislation should the President take overt initiatives to attempt and belittle Congress or threaten any Democrat or others who are supporting new sanctions. If there has to be a fight over sanctions on Iran, make the fight about actual sanctions which are actually able to be applied to the Iranian Nuclear Program. The sanctions could even be targeted should Iran be found to avoiding IAEA inspections or seen to be utilizing every delaying tactic to deny snap inspections or otherwise working to circumvent the terms and stipulations of the Nuclear Deal, something which very likely will be suspected within a few months after the finalization and acceptance of the terms. As the Iranians pose greater and greater resistance against speedy and immediate inspections and refusal to inspection of sites despite sufficient announced inspections schedule then passing new sanctions, should “snap back” sanctions prove impossibly, should be the answer which even President Obama should support, and if not eventually public pressures will either force the President’s hand or that of the necessary members of Congress to override any veto from the White House. Forget kicking a dead horse and instead run down new threats which are sure to come from the Iranian nuclear program in the ensuing months.

 

Further, the Iranian nuclear program is far from the only activity being pursued by the Iranians which could bring undo attention from Congress as they arm many various terrorist or rebellious groups throughout the Middle East. Then there are the constant threats to Israel and the United States, the attempted subversions against Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Lebanon, Kurdish areas, the GCC nations (Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf) and likely far more proliferate meddling once the initial inflowing of funds from the cancellation of the current sanctions and the increased income from new oil and pistachio sales. The reality may be that Iran and new Middle East turmoil may be the surprise influence on the United States elections as Iranian interference could easily begin to take violent and unpredictable turns. Iranian influence arming Hamas could result in Hamas and other supporting terror groups to be instructed to, instead of starting another rocket war with Israel, overthrow the Arab governing bodies in Judea and Samaria. Only then would they be loosed to start a terror war from both the east and the southwest against Israel. Another possibility is that Iran could place sufficient numbers of troops, predominantly from the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) in Syria and central and southern Iraq and after destroying the Islamic State then turn their forces on the Kurds or Jordan. Such an assault in any direction would depend on the United States elections and seeing if the new President will turn away from isolationist governance which would bring to an end any Islamic unfettered conquests. Only time will tell whether or not Islamic expansion will come to a definitive end once President Obama leaves office. Exactly what direction Iran will take in the next year plus until the new President is sworn into office is anyone’s guess. With a large influx of funds and their already having placed orders for the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft-and-missile systems, one-hundred-fifty Chinese Chengdu J-10 sophisticated jet fighters with Israeli avionics, two-hundred-fifty Russian highly-advanced Sukhoi-Su-30MK1 fighters as well as one-hundred IL78 MKI aircraft refueling tankers they have already bought themselves a modern Air Force. What other purchases Iran makes in the next few months may give a better lead as to what their immediate plans might be in the long run.

 

 

Pictured are the weapons systems ordered by Iran against the $150-Billion they are to receive as the sanctions are removed Chinese Chengdu J-10 sophisticated jet fighters with Israeli avionics, Russian highly-advanced Sukhoi-Su-30MK1 fighters, Russian IL78 MKI aircraft refueling tankers and Russian S-300 anti-aircraft-and-missile systems seemingly even if the plan is rejected by the United States, Iran or even France.

 

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