Beyond the Cusp

March 12, 2015

Election Mania is Too Much Too Early?

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The blessing of the Israeli election being called early is that it truncates the electioneering to a short few months which is a very short time frame especially if the party plans on having a primary to determine their roster of candidates and their order which can be very important as nobody wants to be the person occupying the roster position one or two positions higher than the number of mandates garnered by their party. Such was the case in one of the primaries where a recount made the difference placing one candidate likely beyond electable position and in their place within reasonable expectations the person who otherwise would have occupied the cold seat beyond expectations. The brevity also allows for parties to misrepresent their positions and makes it difficult for the opposing parties to reveal and lay out the truth about their opponent’s positions and the ramifications of such. This has led to some strange situations where the nationalist parties have stressed security and a strong stance against Iran and Arab terrorism with the religious Zionist parties stressing retaining every inch of what is defined as the lands for the Jewish State and they are very firm on this point. At the leftist end of the spectrum we hear that the claims that Iran is a threat and terrorism is a major threat are simply ploys trying to scare the electorate into voting for the right wing and national Zionist parties. The leftists claim that what is the central point is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has been responsible for much of the terrorism and the threat from Iran is overblown as United States President Obama has stated he will prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons through the P5+1 Iranian negotiations and that the speech that Prime Minister Netanyahu gave to the United States Congress was simply just electioneering and grandstanding and held no resemblance to reality. They claim that the real challenge to Israelis are the high cost of living and the lack of the Knesset under Netanyahu had ignored the central issues of adequate and affordable housing, acceptance of same-sex marriage, lower food prices and a plethora of social issues pertaining to family cost of living, single parent homes, rights for non-Jews, and the pursuit of a respectful peace through the two states for two peoples framework. The left claim that they are needed so as to repair the relations with the United States, particularly with the White House as Prime Minister Netanyahu has alienated the relations with the President and strained relations with the United States to the breaking point and they know they can work with President Obama and together they will be able to reach a peace with the Arabs which will provide peace and an end to terrorism.

 

Never mind reality, we are talking about elections which are often removed from reality. The perception is that the two sides of the political spectrum not only hold different and even diametrically opposing views, they cannot even admit to each other the definitions of the problems facing Israel. The right sees threats on almost every front while the left sees mainly domestic threats. The right claims Israel must retain as much if not all of the lands of Judea and Samaria and definitely a unified Jerusalem. The left claims that by surrendering all of the lands beyond the Green Line including the eastern half of Jerusalem that there will be no change to traveling to visit the wall as there will be peace and thus an end to terrorism. Iran does not even appear on the leftist shopping list of problems while same-sex marriage and minority rights are nowhere to be seen on the rightist, nationalist agenda. Obviously both parties cannot be right and it will not be easy for the average voter who has not been all that attentive to the world situation and politics to discern which side is correct in identifying the problems before the Election Day arrives and they must vote. This is where the media has been less than forthright in their coverage of the elections. The media has ridiculed and been disparaging treating the claims from the nationalists who identify keeping a hardline approach to negotiating with the Arabs and not surrendering additional lands and are very wary of the nuclear program in Iran and the threat a nuclear armed Iran would pose not just to Israel but the world and the rest of the Middle East. The most egregious adventurism has been the cooperation and unified front being presented by President Obama, the European political elite and the world leftist dominated media in mocking the nationalists as alarmists and painting a picture of the world as being peaceful and not full of threats against the nations of Israel portraying the most pressing problems in Israel to be identified step for step in sync with the leftist agenda.

 

This plotting gets worse because the average voter does not have the time to research deeply into the problems of the times and easily is confronted with monthly bills, food prices, petrol prices, traffic delays and the plethora of problems in day-to-day living and they do not have the time to assess the world scene so they rely on the media for such information. As an example of the media slant one need look no further than the coverage given Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of the United States Congress. Nearly all the coverage quoted Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi’s comments, “insult to the intelligence of the United States,” and it had her “near tears” through most of the speech. For the sake of repetition and in case you missed it; here is the entirety of Ms. Pelosi’s official statement,

The unbreakable bonds between the United States and Israel are rooted in our shared values, our common ideals and mutual interests. Ours is a deep and abiding friendship that will always reach beyond party. Americans stand shoulder to shoulder with the Israeli people. The state of Israel stands as the greatest political achievement of the 20th century, and the United States will always have an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security.

That is why, as one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.

Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated something we all agree upon: a nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable to both our countries. We have all said that a bad deal is worse than no deal, and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons is the bedrock of our foreign policy and national security. As President Obama has said consistently, all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.

 

This was very likely the most covered commentary on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s historic speech to the United States Congress. It also provided so many notable quotables that the media had a field-day choosing what each writer felt were the most damning words. But there were also the criticisms from President Obama who had some very specific complaints of the speech for somebody who attested that they did not see the speech but had perused a summary given before the speech of what Prime Minister Netanyahu would say. President Obama went to great lengths to insist that the choice presented by Netanyahu was between the deal which the President assured all was an excellent deal in the makings or war. Netanyahu’s alternative to the peace being sought by the P5+1 with Iran was war. The Prime Minister added nothing new to the conversations and his alternative was war. This last assessment is probably the closes to being factually accurate but still suffers from the greatest lie put out from the White House, namely that Netanyahu was proposing to go to war with Iran. Even before the speech President Obama was casting aspersions on the coming speech claiming it would offer nothing new, simply that the Prime Minister would claim that the peace being negotiated was inadequate and a bad deal and that war was necessary to stop Iran. The war claim was also omnipresent despite it being a completely false claim. What Prime Minister did say concerning war were the following quotes,

To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle, but lose the war. We can’t let that happen.

This deal won’t be a farewell to arms. It would be a farewell to arms control. And the Middle East would soon be crisscrossed by nuclear tripwires. A region where small skirmishes can trigger big wars would turn into a nuclear tinderbox.

Now we’re being told that the only alternative to this bad deal is war. That’s just not true. The alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal.
Ladies and gentlemen, history has placed us at a fateful crossroads. We must now choose between two paths. One path leads to a bad deal that will at best curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions for a while, but it will inexorably lead to a nuclear-armed Iran whose unbridled aggression will inevitably lead to war. The second path, however difficult, could lead to a much better deal, that would prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, a nuclearized Middle East and the horrific consequences of both to all of humanity.

Notable in these quotes is that in none of them does the Prime Minister expect or even desire that the alternative be war, he precisely stated the opposite when he proposed that the alternative should be a better deal. This was his comment which flat laid it out where he stated, “Now we’re being told that the only alternative to this bad deal is war. That’s just not true. The alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal.” His stand was definitely against war but instead he spelled out using the same sanctions which were used originally to bring Iran to the table in the first place, the same sanctions President Obama is so overtly anxious to lift off of Iran having removed many of them during secret talks held without even informing the other members of the P5+1 group which are France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany. History will note should a nuclear exchange emanate from the Middle East either between Middle Eastern and North African nations or launched in a first strike from within the Middle East on Europe or the United States or Canada that the situation was due to the releasing Iran from the economic sanctions without having first attaining a stronger deal that the agreement reached and that Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu had warned that the sanctions needed to be reapplied and a far better deal needed to be the goal,

 

One might expect the above to be all over the media in Israel. It is almost nowhere to be found, especially not in the television or radio news or even in the majority of the print media. There are a few journalist and editorialists sprinkled throughout the print media such as Caroline Glick at the Jerusalem Post who give the nationalist news makers the recognition they deserve but are rarely mentioned by such as Haaretz, probably one of the iconic names in news around the world as it has an English edition which is politically right in line with the leftist Jewish audiences in Europe and the United States where it is almost considered the official representation of the news that is news. Instead you find every negative story imaginable against Netanyahu and favorably slanted coverage of Yitzhak Hertzog and little mention of Tzipi Livni as her name has polled as negative influence and that Hertzog is far more acceptable to the Israeli public thus Tzipi is ignored despite the rumors that she will be Prime Minister the first two years and Hertzog the last two years if there is still an Israel left to govern. There are now a mere five days until the elections.

 

The most unbelievable news which should be spread across the top of every news source in Israel, we will see today what coverage this gets, is the statement from the Palestinian Authority that they were arresting as many Hamas operatives in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) as they could find in order to prevent any attacks between now and the elections so that the people will be more inclined to vote for Hertzog and Livni than for Netanyahu and the nationalists. It has also been reported, unsurprisingly, that the Arab leadership is already salivating over having Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Hertzog as Prime Minister of Israel. The descriptions given of the two candidates qualifications they most profoundly admired were also revealing. They claimed that Tzipi Livni was responsible for the terms in the 1701 peace accord which was to be enforced by UNIFIL forces in Lebanon and the terms in this agreement were so lenient and poorly written that instead of preventing Hezballah rebuilding their positions and rearming, it had allowed Hezballah to rebuild, add onto their bunker and tunnel networks and resupply and add to their rocket arsenal increasing it twenty fold and also being allowed to gain longer range rockets and even some guided missiles which now enable Hezballah to strike all of Israel and to target reliably targets in central Tel Aviv and the Dimona complex in the Negev regions. And as far as Yitzhak Hertzog their assessment is that he is a weak and timid person who will be easily pushed and shoved into making weak deals which will provide the Arabs with the advantage in any dealings. The Arabs also note that both Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Hertzog have stated that they plan on repairing relations with the White House and forming an alliance with President Obama and using his guidance to seek a pathway to peace with the Arab Authority and pursue the two state solution stipulated in the Oslo Accords. They are expected to bring great rewards and potentially the downfall of Israel should they be elected and chosen to lead Israel. It is towards this end that all terror operations have been stifled and placed on hold until after the election so as to give the appearance that terrorism is over and the situation is ripe to make sacrifices for peace and that is the reasoning behind this quiet lull Israel is experiencing. Of course that is unless one decides to go up onto the Temple Mount. Enter the Temple Mount and the truth becomes evident, but that is of little matter as so few will enter the Temple Mount and those who do will not vote in a manner conducive to the Arab aims for the destruction of Israel once they gain all of Judea and Samaria and hold the high grounds overlooking the heart of Israel, a heart they intend to pierce with the same rockets which have made Sderot into a ghost town during the last war with Hamas in Gaza, that will be the fate of Tel Aviv and its surrounding suburbs from Ashdod to Netanya. Will five days be long enough or will Israel once again learn the hard way that Never Again was more than a polite phrase to be chanted at rallies and otherwise forgotten.

 

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March 6, 2015

Netanyahu Equivalence Statement, Compare and Contrast ISIS and Iran

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu made a reference in his speech which might have been overlooked by some but was as important as any other commentary he made about Iran. This reference might also have been overlooked as Iran has taken the lead and once again President Obama is leading from behind, or better put, withdrawing from the fore and soon to disappear altogether. The statement made by Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that there is more than one Islamic group whose goal is world conquest and as hard as we were fighting one, the world needs to have the same resolve fighting the other. The other threat was ISIS which he termed an equal threat as is Iran and the only difference between Iran and ISIS is the form or kind of Islam each represent which also explains why both find the other intolerable. ISIS represents Sunni Islam while Iran is the leader of Shiite Islam. Each group sees the other as their mortal enemy as they believe the others to be apostates and as such to be the worst of the worst peoples on the planet and deserving of immediate death as they profane the words of the Prophet and slander the name of Allah. This is part of the reason that Iran had stepped up to assist the strikes against ISIS and why they are spearheading the actions to destroy ISIS even to the point of arming the Kurdish Militias and flying airstrikes in assistance of their efforts.

 

ISIS has gone further in some ways as has Iran as Iran also is far more pragmatic than ISIS who has retrogressed to the earliest forms of Islam as they held when they first strived to go forth onto conquest of the known world and potentially beyond. This is Islam 101, the most strident and most violent form of Islam and what allowed Islam to burst forth from the Arabian Peninsula on their way to the early conquests across the Middle East and across Northern Africa converting whole tribes and peoples as they continued their conquests. The leaders of ISIS see themselves as the ones to purify Islam and by such complete the world conquest which Mohammad presumably spoke of as inevitable. Of course in order to proceed to conquest of the world, ISIS needs to purify all the lands of Islam and to put to death those who have led their people astray, the apostates. This is why they have spread their seedling of a caliphate into Iraq and have spoken of their intentions of removing every dictator of the current Islamic nations such as the Saudi Royal Family and every other nation with leaders chosen by elections or by means other than to complete world conquest. Thus far ISIS has seen none other than themselves worthy of being inheritors of the title of Caliph which is partly why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has claimed the title of Caliph and led his followers. There are other groups throughout the Muslim world who claim to have similar goals which Prime Minister Netanyahu might have also listed with such a goal with the most obvious to Israel being Hamas who has in its founding charter the aim of spreading Islam across the globe while concurrently killing the Jews wherever they might be found. Whereas Hezballah has also made similar statement about slaughtering the Jews worldwide, despite commentary by Nasrallah who expressed his hopes for all the Jews to return to Israel such that it would make their murdering every Jew that much easier. But Hezballah need not worry if their goals are honorable enough as their worship being Shiite Islam and not Sunni Islam.

 

In the end, despite the near uncountable numbers of sects of Islam, there must only be one single form of Islam and Iran and ISIS are on opposite ends. This similar but opposing goal by ISIS and Iran is to conquer all the Muslim lands bringing them under one ruler and thus reestablishing the Caliphate as well as establishing one single form of Islam with ISIS enforcing Sunni and Iran enforcing Shia Islam. Hamas would have the identical world view as does ISIS all the way down to enforcing Sunni Islam as the sole true religion, they just have different starting points, Hamas desires killing the Jewish in the Islamic lands first and then reuniting the Muslim world under one true form of Islam, Sunni, while ISIS desires reuniting the lands of Islam first and purifying them to strident Sunni Islam before anything else. ISIS might even see Hamas efforts to be amongst the most sacred as they are striving to reclaim lands which were previously ruled by Islam through the conquest of Israel and the replacing of the infidel governance with Sunni Islam. The other difference that might exist between ISIS and Hamas is whether the Caliph has actually returned, let alone that the Caliph is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One might think that Hamas would name Haniyeh or Marshal as the new Caliph before choosing to recognize al-Baghdadi as filling that role. No matter how such differences may be resolved, that is of little concern when the main concern is the end of either as a threat to society, and as such recognizing the dangers posed by each and not continuing ignoring the threats by one or either group.

 

The most obvious reasoning behind Prime Minister Netanyahu in pressing the similarities in the goals of ISIS and Hamas was to symbolize the dangers posed by Iran just as much as to point out that there were two overt threats currently vying for supremacy and that both posed an equal threat to the Western world. He also wanted to point to the fact that the Western world has marshalled together an offensive against one group, ISIS, and at the same time was coddling the nuclear threat the other was aspiring to attain to use against the Western world in a future confrontation. The pressing importance which has been placed at combating ISIS before they gain control over more areas, take additional military air bases and eventually sufficient airpower to pose an additional threat in the air as they currently pose on the ground was just as important as preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons now or ten years from now or ever as long as they retain their current leadership. Prime Minister Netanyahu stressed that simply making a deal which has the Iranians agreeing to put off their production of nuclear weapons for some ten years was as insane an idea as it was an inane idea. First off, Prime Minister Netanyahu listed that expecting Iran to subject themselves to inspections even by the IAEA which they had circumvented, limited, abrogated and simply refused permission to inspect areas which were of upmost urgency and importance such as the military base at Parchin where it is feared the work on the nuclear trigger device was carried out and where there has been much removal and additional replacement of soil and now the construction of buildings over the site which housed this vital research all simply to make the site useless to inspectors which have been deterred and may not even be permitted entry after all the scrubbing has been completed. Such a nuclear trigger mechanism is important and must be perfected to a certain degree of perfection in order to initiate nuclear fission in an atomic bomb and is of even more critical importance to be refined to perfection if to be used to detonate a thermo-nuclear bomb, a hydrogen fusion device; the latter providing an exponential level of power per warhead.

 

Iran has been given sufficient free range in their nuclear program for too long already and definitely should have the desired technology for fashioning a nuclear bomb and potentially a thermo-nuclear bomb should they desire such. Once they reach such a level of proficiency, they will have attained a level of invulnerability for their respective terror forces such as IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps), Hezballah, the Houthis in Yemen and whatever others they may have such as those who are trained at the tri-border region camps in South America and who have been instrumental in the terror attacks over the years in Argentina. Not only would the possession of nuclear weapons be sufficient a threat, but the addition of a tested single stage intercontinental rocket would give Iran global reach with which to threaten anyone anywhere they desired to do so be it Washington D.C. or be it Hollywood or anywhere in between. Such an umbrella would facilitate Iran having a free hand to redraw the borders throughout the Middle East and across northern Africa before anybody would view their actions as threatening to the Western nations or beyond the Muslim world. This might even be true should Iran move against Israel that the Western world would forget all of their promises, letters of support and especially their protestations over the years claiming to be the protectors of Israel should such be necessitated by actions in the Middle East. In the United States it would be wise to recall what President Obama had written in his biographical book “The Audacity of Hope” on page 261 where it states, “I will stand with the (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” One might see a case of open hostilities between Israel and the Iranian proxies of Hezballah and Hamas possibly using fronts out of Syria threatening the Golan Heights as the political winds shifting in an ugly direction. Such would be even more valid should such an outbreak be used by Iran to break off negotiations to limiting their nuclear arsenal now that it had been established they possessed nuclear weapons. Such might now looking at the picture being painted by the Obama administration and the rose tinted glasses blinded media seem impossible as the negotiations of the P5+1 and Iran are still being portrayed as being pursued to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, but such may very soon become the new core hopes of these very same negotiations should Iran have shielded from detection a parallel enrichment and weaponizing productions facilities and already have a number of such weapons and they simply come clean and announce their membership in the nuclear armed camp of nations.

 

The truth was expressed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, and may have even been kind in his analysis of the Iranian threat, by comparing it as equivalent to the threat posed by ISIS. The two main differences between ISIS and Iran in the threat department are that Iran is a far more complete and far-reaching threat than ISIS could even dream of becoming and that Iran has lulled the world back to sleep from the horrified and panicked state of mind the Western world had entertained during the four-hundred-forty-four days standoff that the United States Embassy personnel were held hostage. This has been achieved not so much as by not posing any real and measurable threats as the Iranians have since then enjoined Syria and Lebanon into their fold, murdered United States Marines in their barracks in Lebanon, assaulted the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, the assaults on the Israeli Embassy and later on the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and numerous other such attacks some of which have never been traced to a source, let alone all the way back to Iran. Iran has managed to place sufficient levels between their sponsoring and even ordering such assaults and the actual peoples actually committing these assaults that they are seldom found out. There have been numerous suspicions that the Iranians have had a hand in many of the most heinous attacks of innocent civilians around the world that should even a small percentage of such rumors be true then Iran is easily the danger which Prime Minister Netanyahu painted them to be and is equally at least the level of threat to the world as he stated.

 

Just imagine the freedom terrorist groups backed by Iran will have to be able to foment horrific terror tolls of human lives without any fear of retribution or even pursuit by law enforcement as Iran will threaten the capital of any nations which try to oppose their terror assaults. It may even get to the point where any terrorist attack would simply be completely ignored even more than today’s habit of laying the blame for near every terror attack on Lone Wolves or mentally unstable individuals and not attempting to find the root origins behind these attacks as to do so would upset the government’s ability to simply find the actual perpetrators of the terror attack and that ending any investigations. This lack of will to trace these deadly attacks back to their initiating origins has allowed Iran and others to escape being held to task for their involvement or even their instigating, planning, supplying expertise, providing materials such as explosives, granting funding and even choosing targets and time for each attack. Prime Minister Netanyahu is in what is probably the best position of any world leader for knowing and understanding the role played by Iran in these nefarious acts around the globe and especially in the Middle East. As an Israeli he is especially tuned to knowing what actions are terrorist related and which merely are criminal enterprise attacks such as turf wars. With his ability to access intelligence agencies whose sole definitions are to trace terrorist actions to their sources as well as to monitor such sources in order to intercept terror actions before they spring their deadly attacks on innocent civilians the Prime Minister is privileged to view the entirety of the web that encompasses all the terror entities from their sources across the Middle East and beyond to the individual terrorists who are called upon to act in this war between cultures. Prime Minister Netanyahu in his recent speech pointed out the truth that Iran is behind far more nefarious acts that many are aware. Even the recent assassination of the Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman who had been investigating the AMIA terror attack and had traced the sources back to Iran and even to particular Iranians who currently hold high positions within the Iranian government and had previously served as officers in the IRGC from whence came their involvement in the Argentine attacks on Jewish sites on Buenos Aires. That also was instructive in depicting the length of the Iranian terror tentacles that Iran was able to assassinate an Argentine prosecutor in his home the night before he was to report to the Argentine Parliament his findings which very well would reveal the involvement not only of high ranking Argentine politicians but also highly placed Iranian politicians and military personnel and the web of connections which reached from Iran to the tri-border region and then into Argentina. Such revelations would also bring to the fore the ties Iran holds with Mexican drug cartels which provides Iranian IRGC terror personnel access to routs into the United States across the southern border and terror techniques training for the drug cartels’ militias making them far more effective in their war with the government and with local peoples in their immediate region. Such revelations were to be protected from becoming public so much so that Alberto Nisman had to be prevented from speaking and that was only possible if he was assassinated. Perhaps the reason the assassination waited until the night before he was to witness before the Argentine parliament was due to their hopes that Alberto Nisman could have been persuaded by some means against testifying all the information he had stored in the only safe place he knew was inaccessible to the terrorists, within his own mind, and that is what had to be erased by any means necessary. Since threats and bribery had likely failed, then there was but one other choice and that led to his being murdered and the investigation into his death has mired and apparently had little success and nobody seems to know anything, anything at all. Silence is golden, especially if bought with threats and reward, golden rewards as money is easily traced, gold not so much. Now all that remains is to see the world’s reactions to the Israeli Prime Minister’s address to Congress and if they will draw any conclusions or continue to allow their eyes to be blinded by rose colored glasses.

 

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March 4, 2015

Reaction to Prime Minister Netanyahu Address to Congress

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The reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday to the combined houses of Congress minus those who decided to hold their own BDS style boycott of the speech for purely political theater. The entire obsessive demonization of both Speaker of the House Boehner and Prime Minister Netanyahu over the reputed breaking with a protocol which was invented by some administration personnel in an emergency meeting called to come up with a message which could be utilized to change the subject from Iran getting nuclear weapons due to the reluctance of President Obama to simply reapply sanctions until Iran agrees to end all enrichment and disassemble their centrifuges to something which made President Obama into the victim of some nefarious plot. The real problem in the Iranian negotiations is President Obama has managed what was considered impossible; he has made it such that now Iran has the upper hand and they are fully aware of this as President Obama has erred and made it evident that he desires a deal no matter what it takes as long as President Obama has a signed deal with the Iranians for his posterity and if he can also get to reopen the United States Embassy he will be able to claim that just as Nixon and Kissinger brought China out from the darkness and into the light and acceptance of the world, President Obama wants to be the President who brought Iran out of the shadows and into the light and also to make them an ally and through them form an alliance with Iran as the hegemonic entity in the Middle East. President managed to take the situation where Iran was truly under unbearable pressures from the sanctions that they willingly came to the negotiation and were ready to make a deal until they realized when President Obama reacted to their entreats to relieve some of the sanctions by releasing the most egregious and onerous sanctions in exchange for nothing more than they allow President Obama to reach a deal and a guarantee of peace for a decade which grants President Obama with sufficient time to use such to establish his legacy as the great peacemaker who had saved the world. This overt willingness by President Obama to release the Iranian sanctions beyond even their wildest expectations was all they needed to realize that President Obama was so driven to get a treaty that they would not need to surrender anything and simply refuse to back off on any of their demands and the Americans were instructed to accede any contested item and simply move on. Since this realization the Iranians have stood their ground while Secretary of State Kerry simply folded acquiescing in point after point as the Iranians suspected so they are now steadfast in their position that they possess the stronger position and are making the best of it.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu started his speech as we had hoped, by praising President Obama and thanking the Administration for their assistance pointing out the assistances such as finances to help Israel produce additional Iron Dome batteries while not pointing out that such aid was predicated on Israel giving the software and schematics such that the United States would also be capable of producing the system for their use. He pointed to the thanks Israel owed American Presidents “from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.” The Prime Minister stated that the President had given Israel cover in the United Nations and had supported Israel in numerous areas which could not be named including sharing intelligence and other functions. Prime Minister Netanyahu also gave praise to Secretary of State Kerry and lavished praise on the Congress. The Prime Minister then stated that he never intended for his speech to cause such an uproar nor did he mean for it to become a partisan issue as Israel should retain its bipartisan support which it has always been. There was no reason for a thank you left out as he expressed gratitude for the assistance received when the Carmel fire as well as other emergencies plagued Israel.

 

When Prime Minister Netanyahu completed his charm offensive he wasted little time and explained the reason for the invitation and left no doubt about what he thought of the agreement in its current form. The Prime Minister used the coming Jewish celebration of Purim explaining that the Jewish People have a long history and that throughout that history they have had numerous evil acts and persecutions including one from Persia, the same lands which are today called Iran. He explained how two-thousand-five-hundred years ago the Jewish people faced a threat to murder every Jew in the Persian Empire which would have wiped out the Jewish People. He told that two people in particular prevented that catastrophe, Esther and Mordechai. He equated the similarity between his speaking out about the threat Iran poses today to the actions of Queen Esther speaking out when it was not appropriate to prevent a catastrophe from being enacted against the Jews and going against protocols and other protocols of politeness in order to sound the alarm and save the Jews from extinction. He gave the truth that Iran is the largest nation sponsoring terrorism and their tasking the IRGC with spreading their form of Islam in the world. Prime Minister Netanyahu described how Iran is spreading their sphere of influence and could soon control two choke points of the oil trade. These were the ones we had described more fully in our articles here and here. Netanyahu made a convincing argument of the threat Iran poses and explained the reasons Iran was assisting with the fighting against ISIS, that there is little difference between ISIS and Iran. He explained that both ISIS and Iran aimed to spread their version of Islam and conquer the world through Jihad, the only actual difference being Iran wants to make Shia Islam the only faith on all of Earth and ISIS desires to place Sunni Islam as the only faith on all of Earth.

 

With preliminary information stated and explained, Prime Minister Netanyahu put to the light of truth the lie that he was making the case for war with Iran. He calmly placed the choice as being between forcing Iran through diplomatic and economic routes to agree to give up refining uranium and dismantling every last centrifuge or simply carry on refining just at a slightly slower speed. He explained that if Iran continues to refuse to comply then the Western world and whoever can be persuaded to help return to the same sanctions which brought Iran to the negotiating table to begin with. The Prime Minister pointed to the fact that there was no pressure to force a solution immediately and that sanctions and patience were the tools to use. Instead of expressing the immediacy of an agreement we were to show resolve to reach the agreement under the terms of no enrichment whatsoever, Iran would in time return to the negotiations and comply. The reason why there was seemingly a rush to get an agreement was omitted from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech was simple, he came to praise Obama (Caesar), not to bury or insult him. We do not need to be so polite. The reason for the immediacy for an agreement is so President Obama and possibly Secretary of State Kerry will be recognized and receive their well-earned Nobel Peace Prizes.

 

There will be an immediacy to follow getting an agreement with Iran, and that will be to force a solution on Israel to make a peace with the Arab Palestinians. The problem that will derail those efforts will not be because Israel does not wish to make peace but because Abbas can only accept the complete surrender and destruction of the State of Israel and replacing it with another Arab state. Since even President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry would not even try to go that far and demand the complete surrender from Israel, I could see their attempting to propose and back a one-state-solution where the Arab Palestinians would be in a fully-autonomous region and the Jews would be in what would amount to another fully-autonomous region using the Green Line as the line between the two regions. There is no manner or way that the Jews will surrender their independence and their homelands just to make the rest of the world happy. The reason for going here was to bring into the discussion the example of the urgency and its related insanities which best describes the two to three trips each week by Secretary of State Kerry and others from his peace at any cost group, including especially Martin Indyk, all of whom were pressing peace at any cost. When that initiative finally became obviously untenable and ran into a situation of impossibility, it marked another point which is equal to the point where Iranian negotiations took off and landed somewhere in crazyland where agreements come out of the thin air at President Obama’s demand, though usually they arrive somewhere short of what would be acceptable by any sane mind.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu took a page from the Obama playbook and made a shout-out to Holocaust survivor and world renowned Eli Wiesel followed by telling of an unspoken agreement which binds the Jews that Never Again will we be persecuted and face potential genocide. That is why both allies, Israel and America must be found to be together “Standing up to Iran is not easy. Standing up to dark and murderous regimes never is.” The Prime Minister made a solemn promise that Israel will do what Israel must do and stand-alone against Iran if that is the choice given us, but stand we will. The main theme was patience will pay-off providing that we make the sanctions strict and solid enough and we have patience. Unlike President Obama’s demand for immediacy which gives Iran the upper hand, a patient application of pressure will bring the desired result even if President Obama’s and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s successors are the leaders or even their successors if that is how long it takes, though it was expressed that simply showing the resolve to reapply sanctions and potentially making them even more stringent was waiting in the wings would produce a deal where Iran no longer held the stronger hand, but to do so requires a real leader who does what is right over what aggrandizes their own image. The closing argument was more of a plea than a threat but the obvious final option, if it comes to that, is any agreement reached does not include Israel and as such, Israel is free to do what Israel needs to do. If it requires Israel standing alone to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power with an arsenal of potentially hundreds upon hundreds of nuclear weapons, then Israel will stand alone and protect themselves and by pure coincidence, protect the entirety of Western civilization. Israel has done so before and will do so whenever world situations require Israel do so. The warning was for President Obama not to believe that Israel will not stand and do what is necessary, simply because such a bet is a losing bet and shows a lack of understanding Israel. Below is the actual speech which might be seen to differ somewhat from our descriptions but, so what, we’ve been known to suffer from massive hallucinatory outbreaks before, so we advise watching the speech again with our little observations in mind, we guarantee it will alter what you see or think you saw originally, we know it did for us.

 

 

 

 

 

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