Beyond the Cusp

July 23, 2021

What a World We Wrought

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 12:59 AM
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President Biden and his administration have taken the entire world on a wild and soon to be destructive jaunt basing far too many decisions on simply to do the opposite of most Trump positions. We will list those which threaten the world from our Middle East view.

Russia appears to favor using malware attacks upon American companies, civic entities, utilities and public offices and services in order to extract sufficient cash inflow sustaining Russia. Thus far President Biden has entertained the ruse of brushing aside these attacks as minor ripples not worthy of response.

Communist ruled China has brutally beaten almost all freedom in Hong Kong while the world, including Trump to some extent, did barely an action and not too much more in denunciations which carried the weight of sanctions. But this has not been sufficient for mainland China to have absorbed Tibet in 1950 displacing thousands of Tibetans and importing twice that number of Chinese into Tibet. This was called ‘Normalization.’ Hong Kong is being aggressively Normalized in a planned efficient, and brutal, if necessary, and rapid manner.

But wait, there’s more. China has announced their intent to reabsorb their temporarily lost province of Taiwan. Escorting this pledge was a Chinese message that any interference would face the entire wrath of the CCCP. The Chinese specified that this includes their intent to use thermo-nuclear weapons in a first strike against Japan and the United States within their sphere of control. Theirs is not an empty threat. China long ago claimed they would gladly lose as many as five-to-eight-fold casualties in a war with the United States and Chinese numbers alone would prove the victor.

What me worry?

The Biden administration repeatedly states they are at war with an internal evil infecting the United States. This evil has a name, White Supremacy. Purges are already ongoing with an enormous emphasis on the military and enforcement institutions such as the FBI, CIA, NSA, Secret Service, BATFE and more… Should the violence in the cities begin again in earnest next summer, expect that towards the fall the violence to begin their inexorable expansion into the suburbs until the calls for protection at any cost begins. That usually comes immediately after a truly shocking event such as the Reichstag Fire from February 27, 1933 Berlin, Germany. The current obsession with January 6, 2021, will dwindle into nothing and will be completely eclipsed by whatever event the government is able to stage. We admit that events are becoming more than simply a little spooky moving quickly to imminent catastrophic disasters; yes, plural!

Finally, and closer to home, Russia and China are arming and funding, with an assist from the Biden administration, Iran. This will present further violence in Yemen, and spilling ever more often into Saudi Arabia, as well as into Syria. Iran also arms Hamas in Gaza and Hezballah in Lebanon which makes up much of the Iranian sponsored distress, death and war in the Middle East. Iran also had assisted Osama ben Laden and other al-Qaeda fighters and leaders; as well as the Taliban which will soon rule Afghanistan plus far more including a training base in the Tri-border region in South America. There is one other little matter, Iran is enriching uranium as quickly as they are able with, what we would observe, full intent towards making and threatening and even using thermo-nuclear warheads within three years, before the Biden-Harris administration is defeated in 2024.

Iran, followed immediately by China, are the nations we fear are the greatest threats at this time. Fortunately for Israel, we are not even target one for Iran and are probably not even appearing on the Chinese tactical maps. Iran has strong determination to rule over the Two Great Mosques, the cities of Mecca and Medina, which places Saudi Arabia sharing highest priority with the United States on their list of targets. Yes, Israel comes third on that list which is why so much has been invested in defensive missiles with rather good track records.

While more threats such as population-replacement, inflation, spiraling-crime and governments which no longer believe they are answerable to the population; we have an answer first given us by one of the last century’s greatest and most overlooked philosopher who relayed the message, “What, me worry?”

Beyond the Cusp

June 29, 2021

What Can One Honestly Say?

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 2:38 AM

The last eighteen months passed so slowly initially. This was before the September to early November push which elected President Biden starting the massive shift in almost every item even slightly political. But the situation in the United States at least has a direction, whether you agree with the new direction or are opposed. More on that after this aside about the new government we have inherited due to the same political positioning which gave America President Biden.

President Biden (top) Prime Minister Bennett and Prime Minister in waiting Lapid (bottom)

President Biden was definitely not President Trump and the coalition now ruling Israel is not Prime Minister Netanyahu placing Naftali Bennett as Prime Minister initially, and should the government survive, then Yair Lapid would assume the office of Prime Minister. The parties making up this coalition are Bennett’s Yamina, Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid, New Hope, Labor, Meretz, United Arab List, Kahol Lavan, and Yisrael Beiteinu. These parties span from right-wing-nationalist to left-wing-secular socialism to left-centrist-secular and finally even to include the United Arab List. There does not exist even a singular article, idea, concept or political view which is shared by this coalition of the not Netanyahu governance Israel has inherited from yet another inconclusive election. May the blessing come from the not Netanyahu coalition that it set a new record for the shortest coalition from history. Perhaps the one blessing is that apparently nothing will be accomplished as it is unlikely anything can pass in the Knesset unless Likud ministers are free to vote their conscience. We doubt that even should Likud leadership pass from Netanyahu to whoever desires stepping forward, both will very probably insist on party unity and vote as the loyal opposition, a new position for the Likud Party. This coalition should provide some very interesting, if not outright weird, politicking. It promises to be surprising should Israel avoid another new election for even a single year.

I better watch what I write or I might get in trouble. Presumably, the American people were promised that President Biden, once elected, would govern as a centrist and anything but an ideologue. Well, that was what so many people were likely hoping would be the reality. What was actually promised was that Biden as President would be defined best as ‘not the evil orange man’ and would undo all the evils which President Trump wrought. This second definition was actually how Biden was presented, as the ‘not the evil orange man,’ aka the un-Trump. Now President Biden concentrated on countering everything accomplished and touted as positive by President Trump. What else did everyone expect from a candidate presented and campaigned as the coming of the un-Trump. This has led to a situation where the border with Mexico is wide open while Americans are not permitted to freely enter Canada (due to Covid fears of course). In many cities the police have faced large budget cuts while they are also being told that they are racist and their every action is second-guessed. There are calls to remove the limited liability protection for police which if enacted would force every officer to either never making an arrest or even any encounter with criminal acts. Response time would expand until there was no possibility that the situation to which they were to respond was still ongoing. But let us move on. There have been intimations of runaway inflation, rampant increasing crime, homeless camps, higher taxes and numerous other internal problems and we wish Americans well with their political future. We are more concerned with the foreign policy changes in how President Biden and his administration’s team might respond and act in those areas of most concern to us. We always desire good relations with the United States and support a strong presence supporting democracies over other political systems, especially those nations who have already set the destruction and replacement of the United States as the sole superpower, in particular, Iran. We understand that numerous Americans consider China as that threat, but they should know that Iran is just as set on the destruction of America if not more so. Trust the Iranian leadership support the “Death to America” demonstrations just as much as they support the “Death to Israel” chants. Remember that Israel is the little Satan while Iran labels America as the great Satan. We could recount the numerous threats posed by Iran to the United States but will only have you wonder why the Iranians are sailing warships across the Atlantic Ocean heading most likely to Venezuela and potentially Cuba as well.

We have our own concerns about Iran in Israel, something with the history of the Jewish People we learned is to trust those who threaten to annihilate you to actually attempt to do exactly that. Also, a fully financially wealthy Iran results in more rockets for Hamas in Gaza which is also financed by numerous United Nations NGO’s and by the Palestinian Authority which received a quarter of a trillion dollars as an initial aid payment from the United States. Surprisingly, just a few weeks after the aid moneys were reaching the Palestinian Authority and the ninety billion dollars were reaching Iran as an initial bailout, Hamas launched over four and a half thousand rockets into Israel targeting our population centers. Often, it is pointed out how the Iron Dome anti-missile systems are over ninety percent effective on intercepting these rockets. May we introduce a mitigating factor, while the Hamas rockets cost between five dollars to as much as a few thousand dollars for the largest provided by Iran, each anti-missile missile for the Iron Dome costs approximately $50,000 each, although costs ranging from $30,000 to $100,000 each have been cited for the various type of interceptor. Yes, being on the targeted end of the rockets, Israelis believe they are worth every dollar. Still, when you start to figure the potential cost for intercepting merely one-fourth of the rockets launched, that results in $50,000,000 cost taking the average price. For the time being and knowing that our current ruling coalition is untenable, we can afford to wait, watch and be wary as the new foreign policy, especially concerning the Middle East, becomes more clear. I better stop now as I am probably already in trouble.

Beyond the Cusp

June 22, 2021

COVID Variants Eventual Conclusion

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 2:02 AM

Almost every week or so we hear about the latest variant of the dreaded COVID-19 virus. Each variant is introduced emphasizing how it is theoretically more transmittable and has the potential to even infect people despite their having taken the vaccines. Left out of much of the panicked, hyperventilating, frantic, over-the-top doomsday reporting is the fact that each new variant is almost assuredly less severe than the original virus or whatever variant the new variant was traced back to as its originating virus. Before continuing, I have a few confessions which are necessary. First-off, I am not a physician nor was I ever in any courses where pre-med would be the appropriate major field. Further, I did not stay in any Holiday Inn Express or have any epiphany and the rest are conclusions based on my over two decades repairing and even designing healthcare, hospital and medical equipment of which half these experiences was at a thousand bed major cardiac hospital which included top level care in virtually every form of medical care.

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The first item we need to define is that bane of too many winters, the Common Cold. We have all at some time fallen prey to a more severe form of the Common Cold such that we seek medical assistance. An honest treatment might include a shot of B-complex and other vitamins and mineral supplements but other than strengthening one’s body to better fight the infection, but they usually do not even provide any anti-viral medicine and hopefully they resist giving any antibiotics as these are merely effective against bacteria and have little if any effect on a virus. One would assume that for as long as humanity has suffered the misery of the Common Cold that some scientist would have found the anti-viral vaccine ending the Common Cold once and for all. This is where the problem and tiny little secret we are rarely told, the Common Cold does not derive from a singular virus but rather there are almost countless varieties of viruses which cause the Common Cold. The cost of sequencing each particular virus for every Common Cold sufferer would be prohibitive and the results would take longer than the body requires to repulse the infection and return the person as healthy.

There is a simple and all too obvious result from following the reporting on the COVID-19 virus, its variants and the variants’ variants. Each variant has been reported to be more easily transmitted yet we are not witnessing the same serious physical responses to these variants as fewer people require hospitalization and virtually no one has expired from the variants. This is known in medicine is Muller’s Ratchet. This trend where virtually every human-to-human transmittable virus with each mutation becomes more virulent but less severe has been found to be applicable to the current COVID variants. Just as the vast majority of viral infections of the past, be they a simple flu to the most devastating viruses from history, have eventually become so impotent that their basic symptoms have come to represent the numerous and various forms the what we euphemistically refer to as the Common Cold. This infers that there are numerous variants and even completely separate origins for the probably uncountable viruses which can be the cause of your sniffles, sneezing and general misery we have all come to loathe, the Common Cold. We will even go out on a limb and predict that COVID-19 will fade from our collective consciousness and slightly later from the news, thus this version of COVID and the numerous variants will just be another set of strains for the root cause of the Common Cold.

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