Beyond the Cusp

August 24, 2016

The Greatest Threat is Israel, Right?

 

Maybe the greatest threat is Israel when considering it is at the base of numerous problems according to some reports. This problem is the lack of peace between Israel and the Palestinians and Israel being at odds with so many of their neighbors in the Middle East and into Northern Africa. Further, there exists animosity between Israel and much of Europe and numerous NGO’s and the source of protests around the world. Judging from the noise from the echo chambers due to complaints accusing Israel, perhaps we have a real problem which requires intervention to force peace on Israel and her neighbors as well as the Palestinians. So, let us look at the situation with Israel and analyze exactly how the world can solve all the aspects of these problems. Shall we proceed to examine the lack of peace and what can be done?

 

One nation which Israel still has a state of war existing is Syria. Currently there is no real central power in Syria which can be negotiated with or has uncontested recognition as the central power and governing authority. The former recognized government of Bashir al Assad is currently forced to take shelter along the western coastal area where his Alawite tribes reside and where the Russians have use of naval facilities which provide Russia with warm water ports on the Mediterranean Sea. There are Kurdish Militias who are in control over the north and north eastern areas of Syria and are coordinating with the Kurdish Militias controlling northern areas in Iraq. Sunni terrorist groups such as al-Nusra and former al-Qaeda linked groups in control of large areas in central Syria. There are Druze tribes in the eastern and southern mountain areas. Israel controls the Golan Heights won during the Six Day War and held despite attacks from Syria during the Yom Kippur War and annexed these lands, as previous to Israel taking these heights there had been regular shelling of farmers as well as often having snipers practicing their skills shooting farmers and other Israelis without any warning almost as sport. Finally, the Islamic State, which has proven to be proud of their horrific and gruesome methods, has executed and captured individuals including civilians and numerous captives taken from the civilian populations in the areas their control often charging them with insult of Islam, Allah or other laws according to the Islamic State definitions of Sharia and observance of Islam. There is no means of reaching any peace with Syria until there is peace in Syria.

 

In Israel’s favor is that two adversaries, Egypt and Jordan respectively, have reached a peace and have kept that peace, albeit a cold peace, and even managed some coordination when mutual advantage was the result. Israel is currently assisting Jordan supplying them water and additional electricity alleviating some of the demands made by the refugees from Syria who have fled to Jordan. Coordination between Israel and Egypt have been more concrete in that both have difficulties with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza and concerns over terrorist and fighting which has flared in the Sinai Peninsula. Israel has provided assistance with intelligence on activities in the Sinai and Egypt has kept a mutually beneficial blockade on Gaza both on land and sea in order to block weapons or transfers of personnel between Gaza and Egypt, especially weapons into Gaza and terror personnel from Gaza into the Sinai. Well, appears to be no real problems and even potentials for improvement over time between Israel and her neighbors Jordan and Egypt.

 

Well, how about the big Arab nation, Saudi Arabia. Well, currently the Saudi authorities have had to field and downplay if not completely deny rumors that they have been coordinating with Israel almost acting as if they were normal nations with full agreements in place. Well, this sure is interesting as technically Saudi Arabia never reached any peace agreement with Israel since the war between the two nations as part of the six nations which attacked Israel the very first morning of Israeli existence as a nation on May 15, 1948. Actually, Israel and Saudi Arabia were revealed to possibly have been working in conjunction, with Saudi Arabia potentially offering to permit Israeli pilots to refuel in Saudi air space and for stricken pilots who required emergency assistance returning from an attack on Iranian nuclear sites permission to use certain military airfields in Saudi Arabia according to leaked information by sources within the United States. The American sources were reputed to be the same which also would out plans for Israel to rent the use of military airfields in Azerbaijan in an attack on the Iranian nuclear sites. These are all rumored events and the claims that the leaks originated from within the administration of President Obama while others claim it was from within the United States Department of State. Such sourcing is less important than whether these leaks were real or imagined and whether the rumors of Israeli coordination with Saudi Arabia or Azerbaijan. Even the hint of cooperation from any Arab or Islamic nation with the Jewish State, Israel, is sufficient to bring about great commotions and denials from the rumored guilty state. Still, such rumors do tell much about the relations and some of the challenges faced by Israel when it comes to relations with her neighboring nations.

 

North of Israel is the nation of Lebanon who has had three wars with Israel over the last three quarters of a century. That is since before Israel was founded and Lebanon was amongst the six nations attacking Israel on her first day in existence. Making any progress between Lebanon and Israel will require a basic alteration in the leadership of Lebanon as currently Hezballah controls the Lebanese governance. A recognized terrorist organization being in control of the parliament of one’s nation and their hand chosen representative serving as Prime Minister does mean there can be no normalized relations with Israel. Lebanon was a predominantly Christian nation and over time has slowly but inexorably been Islmisized. This has been done initially in a terror war when Yasser Arafat and the PLO were evicted from Jordan after attempting to overthrow the King and government in the Black September attempted coup. This led to the First Lebanon War when Israel responded to pleas for help by Lebanese Christians. Since that war, which included an invasion by Syria at the presumed request of the Muslims, the society has faced numerous terrorist uprisings and steady pressure forcing the Christian population to emigrate mostly to Europe and the United States. This has slowly changed the character of the country and Lebanon will likely never return to Christian majority population and the governance will also be altered by this erosion. There will not be peace with Lebanon as Hezballah has started claiming that Israel is occupying the Galilee which has been part of Israel and recognized as Israeli land as it is entirely south of the Blue Line, the United Nations surveyed and recognized border between Israel and Lebanon.

 

So, finally we will investigate the Palestinian situation. The realization that the Arab nations would be unable to easily destroy Israel through military actions alone and the world viewing the Arab Israeli problem as being the Goliath Arab world fighting the David Israelis who were at a monstrous numerical disadvantage. The solution to this was to create a false flag to fight Israel supported by the Arab world, and the Palestinians were invented and chose to mirror the Jewish or Israelite history. They also adopted the idea of the big lie stated consistently and over a long period of time will become the accepted truth. The fact that the Israelis still have not set forth any opposing viewpoint leaves the public believing that the world would know the truth and that should be sufficient. It has not been anywhere near enough. The Palestinians have had one overriding aim, the complete destruction of Israel and the annihilation of the Israeli population, particularly the Jewish population and any other non-Muslims. The misconception sold by the Palestinian Authority and their followers has been that there was a nation of Palestine which Israel replaced. They point to the 1948 war which was started by six Arab nations and additional forces against Israel and had nothing to do with any mythical nation of Palestine. The name Palestinian before 1948 was used almost exclusively to denote the Jews as the Arabs were simply known as the Arabs remarkably enough. The Palestine Brigade which fought alongside the British was made up almost entirely of Jews from the territories of Palestine. The territories of Palestine were eventually made into two nations, an Arab nation of Jordan and the Jewish nation of Israel. The Arab world refused to accept this and attempted to destroy Israel by force attacking as noted above on Israel’s first day of existence, May 15, 1948.

 

The next question is exactly what have the Palestinian Arab representatives claimed they demand to end their violence. The reality is different from what politicians in the Western developed world claim it is and more strictly follow the line of the demonstrators and agitators who take their leads from Ramallah. The Western developed world politically correct and reality stunted politicians claim all Mahmoud Abbas and his merry gang of thugs desire is to have their own nation cut from Judea and Samaria which legally belong to Israel. Meanwhile, the BDS protesters who take their marching orders from the sponsors and originators of their movement in Ramallah, the ones who sought further assistance in the Israel boycott movement helping the Arab boycott, divestment and sanction program against Israel run by Ramallah, demanded exactly what Mahmoud and his fellow thugs have been demanding, from the river to the sea. As the Arab Palestinian Authority is modeled after the Jewish drive through the centuries which finally reached fruition during the treaty talks after World War I when other nationalistic claims were made and recognized and the San Remo Conference spelled out the map of Israel which just so happened to stretch from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Thus we have the BDS groups parroting the demand from Ramallah of, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free.” This begs whatever do they mean by free? This demand is firstly free of Jews. Next is free of non-Muslims. Finally free of even Muslims who disagree with the leadership in Ramallah which would include Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and a majority of Arab Palestinians who desire the removal of Mahmoud Abbas. It is this desire to replace Mahmoud Abbas that has stymied any hope the Arab Palestinians might have for holding elections and has nothing whatsoever to do with Israel. Mahmoud Abbas has allowed to stand the order that all of the lands from the British Mandate are to be an Islamic WAQF or holy ordained Muslim enclave, every last grain of sand. East of the Jordan there is the original Arab state of Jordan but the Arab design is for another Arab state on all the remainder of the lands west of the Jordan River. This is the origins of the protesters’ chant of, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free.”

 

Further backing this claim on all the land has been Arafat’s demand which became Abbas’s demand that the Arab cause would continue on their liberation activities even should they receive their own recognized state as that state would be but merely the launching pad for the violent takeover of the remainder of Israel. Abbas even has taken claim to all of what is today Israel when he accepted a full sized map of Israel during one of the celebrations where the people are made to chant the River to the Sea protest song (see below). Often Abbas’s statement that all he requires is to receive twenty-four percent of the land is interpreted as a demand for the lands of Gaza and the West Bank which are around twenty-two percent of what would otherwise be Israel as defined in international treaties. This was a selfless man who demanded a mere twenty two percent of the land. The reality is that the lands west of the River represent almost exactly twenty-two percent of the original Mandate Lands. That is why the ceremony pictured below is of such great importance to the Palestine replacing Israel movement. The pictured event below could have taken a photograph anywhere in Ramallah with anybody representing Israel as pictured below. This picture was given to Abbas as a sign of solidarity during one of the numerous Arab summit meetings which are always scheduled just as often for kicking off the next intifada or reaching a new understanding ending the concluding wave of violence. These presentations are given massive coverage in the media in Europe but are seen less often by Americans as the American media is not government controlled, just the American media is chosen for depicting the government accomplishments and offering forth the latest and greatest peace proposal. This peace proposal was the surrender of all of Israel, an event they see as inevitable as many in the West, especially the United States, are ready to sacrifice all of Israel on the funeral pyre of Western society in Europe.

 

Abbas Accepting Map Depicting Palestine Replacing all of Israel and Looking Extremely Pleased

 

So, in a twisted manner it really is Israel which is the greatest threat as Israel is the stopper standing between the Islamic Middle East and the formerly Christian Europe. It is of great importance that the death of Christianity in Europe will become the main recognized fact behind the complete loss of will to protect what has been built. It is exactly the willingness of Israel to resist and fight for her identity as the sole Jewish State standing between an awakening of Islamic supremacy and the death of faith in Europe. It was in part because of the Israeli willingness to take in all of the Jews displaced after World War I which facilitated the formation of Israel. This was of great importance to the Zionists seeking a return to their native lands and rebuilding the modern society with Jerusalem as its character. The lands where Israel was separated for the new nation were refuted by Islamic sensibilities which demanded that the land remain ruled over by Muslims. This demand led directly to the backing of Hamas, as the Muslim Brotherhood aligned group against Fatah which was the secular entity, which left the Jewish State as the least likely to become self-governing as the land was seemingly destined to remain under Islamic rule. The Zionists proved to be the dominant group within the area and this directly forced the decisions to permit Israel to be the Jewish State to come to fruition. Even the British White Papers which attempted to limit Jewish integration into the society under seventy-five-thousand per year proved insufficient to prevent the Jews from reaching the Holy Lands through whatever means was available. This was followed by the Arab and Muslim nations expelling their Jews over the first fifteen years after Israel was recognized. Most of these Jews had all their wealth taken by the Arabs as they left facing annihilation if they had remained. With limited funds, unless they had relatives in Europe or the United States, these Jews found their way to Israel which gladly accepted these Jews. This was the first result which proved Israel would accept any Jewish refugees from anywhere in the world, a pledge tested numerous times and Israel rose to meet every challenge facing world Jewry throughout her existence.

 

The threat Israel poses to Islam is preventing their marching straight through Europe, and from there conquering the Americas, Africa and eventually Asia and the rest of the world. Israel is and always has been the beating heart of the Jewish people and their dream of their heavenly Holy Lands which seemingly only bloom when the Jews hold these lands. This has been borne out by history and is obvious even today as one can compare the Israeli economy and accomplishments compared to Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon and anywhere throughout these areas which does not have oil wealth. The stark difference is astounding and can be recognized from high altitudes as Israel is a green jewel amidst sand colored dead earth. Israel is a necessary and crucial part of any defense of the Western way of life and as a central base for operations and any sabotage of any Arab push into Europe as well as serving as an advanced intelligence gathering unit. Finally, Israel is a leader in drone technology, security software, encryption and fully capable of designing software for virtually every scenario. Israel will prove to be the protector of the world for as long as she holds the strategic lands. Israel may serve as the launch site for any actual defense. Israel is the lynchpin linking Asian Culture, the Indian Culture, African Culture and European Culture. Throughout history wars were fought over these lands as their centrality to the many different trade routes and its religious significance made Jerusalem one of if not the most desirable city on the planet. The way the world is starting to shape up bodes of a coming storm which will center upon Israel once more except this time Israel will survive intact and those attempting to conquer her will simply smash their armies and war machines to pieces as Israel stands preventing the further spread of Islam in her area which traditionally was the jumping off point into Roman Empire and it was the walls of Acre which withstood being conquered in modern times (at least until this final war to end warring as the means to settle disputes finding a more advantageous route). There is a great possibility that a long anticipated fight will finally take place where the future, if any, will be decided between Islam, Judaism, Christianity and religious freedom once and for all on the plains of Megiddo.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

August 10, 2016

The Usual Defense Aid Message Couching the Big Lie

 

Once more the time is upon the Israeli political and military leadership to figure the most beneficial path forward and what role they wish for the presumed eternal friendship and joining at the hip of the United States and Israel. At the top of the discussion is that connection at the hip which is a three-billion dollar military aid package which needs reviewing. Rumored in the deal presented by President Obama is the demand that the twenty-six percent of those funds permitted to be used by Israel domestically be phased out and that all aid be approved by the President before being shipped even during times of duress such as in a conflict with Hamas, Hezballah or other entity, not exactly an unusual enough occurrence. The difficulty this could present was driven home when President Obama using the State Department held up the scheduled resupply of Hellfire missiles during the 2014 Hamas conflict forcing a rethinking of plans to operate without that strategically vital and important weapons system. Many are looking at the plan and seeing it as a poison pill which Israel should refuse to swallow while others point to the fact that Israel, until President Obama, had almost never had any difficulties and they claim that the American people or Congress could mediate any difficulties despite the wording of the new arms aid proposal that Congress must have no recourse, council or affect upon any decision made by the President and their administration in such military matters concerning Israel. This places an irreversible veto to all military aid in the hands of a single person, the President of the United States, and contrary to seeming popular memory, this was not the first time that an American administration attempted to change the course of a war when the Nixon administration under the advice of Secretary of State Kissinger delayed resupply to Israel during the Yom Kippur War where it was rumored that the missile silos were opened to persuade the Americans that Israel desperately needed the weapons to avoid an escalation neither side desired. That is rumored to have been a very persuasive argument and the arms were released. That led to some of the arms set aside for Israel to be stored in Israel such that Israel never face that predicament again, but obviously that arms cache cannot hold every type and number which may become required or there would be no need for negotiations on a new deal.

 

F35 JSF

F35 JSF

 

There is a second side to the deal which has developed some serious problems and newly found difficulties, the F35 JSF aircraft. The persisting software problems which are delaying delivery to United States frontline air units, the overheating of an aircraft whose electronics are currently cooled by opening all the weapons bays for one minute every ten to fifteen minutes as necessary which compromises every stealth design of the airframe giving enemy radars a fully obvious aircraft for prolonged times otherwise the electronics start to fail, other stealth problems which were unanticipated in the computer modeling (there is something to say for clay and full-scale modeling and test chambers over computer theories), and the necessity to download all information after each flight, the uploading via military network of flight plans before each mission, the ability of the United States to ground all F35 JSF including those given Israel or just the Israeli aircraft, the ability to take charge of the plane mid mission under certain limitations and a plethora of problems some of which will likely not be known until it is too late which makes this aircraft too reliant on American assistance and goodwill to use as the primary fighter in the IAF. Some of these shortcomings have been covered by Caroline Glick and others in their recent articles as well.

 

Apart from our hopes that the delays and other difficulties cause Israel to never take delivery beyond their initial flight of F35 JSF fighters, the truth is this aircraft fails all standards of measure due to the facts that the aircraft is undeployable as configured, lacks independent missioning of the aircraft free of United States approval, impossible strictly dependent repair as the only method for troubleshooting of the system software and other electronics is by using diagnostics kept within computers in the United States via “secure” downloads and upload of repairs and updates (think Obamacare software or early versions of Windows), and a host of other problems of accepting and basing your nation’s air capabilities on an aircraft not ready for prime time or even airshows without numerous upgrades and some probable system rebuilds which would require returning the fleet to the United States in too many situations. Then there are the negotiations for a new defense treaty which holds a number of points which are equally, some even more so, troubling with the cancellation of the funds available for Israel use at home being just an average of the problems being demanded by the Obama White House. Some even work to the detriment of the United States as well, but even that sacrifice is nothing when one is working to cripple Israeli future defense capabilities independent from White House whims of the moment. Dropping the Israelis ability to use around quarter of the funding on Israeli military spending which will slow both nation’s research in vital areas as the Americans, due to the assistance received from Israeli research in areas such as drones and anti-missile research and development, are dependent on Israeli research to direct their developments in these areas. But this is all about forcing Israeli military research and ability to be strangled making them further dependent upon the United States for any and all advanced weapons systems and greater dependence upon American weapons systems thus placing Israeli defense under control from the White House and, unfortunately, also the State Department.

 

So, if this is looking like such a stifling deal for the Israelis, then why is there even the slightest consideration given this deal instead of just walking away until the deal returns to something more beneficial for Israel or otherwise prepares to go their own way. The reason for the United States to like this deal are obvious as they would receive all the aid money remaining in the United States spent to strengthen their military and related industries. Further, any surviving Israel research and development would mostly be reliant on United States direct funding, control and benefit from all advances while Israel would be denied similar developments from integration of such discoveries as they will likely no longer be a part of the development team. With time the Israeli defense industries will suffer atrophied funding with many eventually being absorbed by their American counterparts. This in and of itself should make the entire deal a nonstarter. Still, the Israelis are attempting to find the right lipstick which they can put on this pig and make it presentable to the Knesset, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and the Israeli public.

 

Still, the political class and some in higher IDF circles are actually going through makeup kits seeking to find the exact shade of lipstick as to sell this deal claiming waiting until the new President is sworn in and then reach a better deal as there are no guarantees on who the new President will turn out to be or their actual feelings regarding Israel. They claim that despite the obvious problems, this treaty can be worked under and improved with time which should allay any Israeli fears. They try to sell this agreement using fear melded with claims that the deal is not as bad as being reported. The real reason that so many top military personnel and politicians are so willing to take this deal is their fear of not possessing the F35 JSF, the aircraft for the next fifty years for the Israeli Air Force. They claim there should be no worries over any early on difficulties as fixes will be forthcoming. We are less optimistic and believe the F35 will be full of difficulties finally seeing limited use in the United States. The deal’s future demands it be completely accepted as is and cannot be altered by Israel, Congress or even a future President. With these clauses the entire deal becomes a poison pill.

 

The reason any deal has these supporters within the government and the military, especially fairly high up, is these people seek an external source upon which any refusal of action or other distasteful or unacceptable decision could now be passed along and blamed on matters at levels the people are unaware of and pressing interests of an essential ally were involved in the decision. So any deal is a reusable ‘get out of the dog house’ card with which all unpopularity is due to agreements and pressures and such are beyond their control and the people will need to just understand and the media will drop the issue as the fix is in. Yes, obviously there may be such pressures, but that is simply another reason not to accept any deal, contract or treaty in which Israel surrenders her free ability to act to another nations or, as in this case, any foreign individual thus compromising Israel’s ability to act when Israel deems the necessity and not when it is convenient for some foreign head of state whose people are not generally hurt or otherwise compromised by Israeli inaction. Israelis have seen sufficient friends, relatives and even family die after checkpoints were removed to satisfy an unsatisfiable, unfeeling foreign leader whose only problem is Israel and her defense or loss of lives is not their number one problem, the fact Israel exists has become that problem. Such power must not be surrendered unto any foreign decider, especially a position whose track record has been, when it came to Israel and the peace process, to demand from Israel every surrender, sacrifice, concession and other acts of denial or risks taken while ignoring even the broken agreements, treaties and promises from Israel’s enemies simply because, as Israelis too often hear, we are the civil partner of the United States and as such more is demanded from Israel. Perhaps the Israelis would be best served by refusing any deal and manufacturing and designing Israeli first equipment as this would bring building all Israeli defense and military capability home and employ Israeli engineers and manufacturers within our borders and then if the Israeli government were to buy American armaments we can do so as an equal nation and not one dependent on the good will of any foreign power. The Israeli economic benefit from producing our own defense equipment and servicing Israeli designed, built, and software developed domestically would offset any loss of foreign funds. Such systems desired from the United States or any other provider would now be made as an equal and not as the beggar using daddy’s money with limitations which must be accepted as a beggar depends on the alms giver. As an equal, Israel will not be dependent on any foreign power for upgrades and installation of codes or flight permissions even to fly training exercises as now exists. One need wonder why only Israel is kept on such a short leash while other receptors remain independent and do not need sign away sovereignty just for a few pieces of copper. Perhaps Israel needs not the alms which indebts Israel to any foreign influence leaving Israel compromised. Perhaps Israel need rely more on Israel.

 

Complete freedom to make all Israeli decisions free and unfettered by foreign influences is easily worth every Agora, even three-billion dollars’ worth because Israel must no longer be dependent on others and be constantly looking over their shoulders every step of the way in almost every matter to see if their minder was pleased or distressed after every decision or speech or anything when it comes to Israeli security or military actions. No nation should continue to permit such compromise in their freedoms and decisions as allowing for such control makes one a vassal state and no longer a free nation. The funds received need be put in perspective. They are approximately equal to one percent, that’s 1% of Israeli GDP and as such not an impossible asset which need be bought at such cost. Israel will gain far more international respect and support even at the United Nations if every leader understood that Israel is not and will not be dependent upon any foreign entanglement or restriction in her actions and will act according to the will of the Israeli public in all things concerning sovereignty including militarily. Such independence and freedom to act will more than repay the aid monies from the United States and if such aid becomes direly necessary, then Israel will rely on the good will of the American people and their representatives in their Congress to answer any plea. Israel must refuse to any longer play the beggar in any international forum or venue, even if it means going forward completely alone as Israel had done in the past. That was when Israel received the respect she deserved and Israel desperately needs to regain her freedom to act in her own interest and no other and then wait for the anticipated respect leading to the support of true friends and allies with which Israel will interact without needing ask any foreigner for permission to act in the best interests of the Israeli people. That road should beacon so loudly as to overshadow the cacophonic noises demanding Israeli restraint when it comes to her defense and actions. Imagine how Abbas would tread knowing that the State Department in Washington D.C. no longer had any veto power over Israel to restrict or otherwise mitigate any Israeli actions concerning the Arabs and their incitement to terror and other acts disrespecting Israel leaning on the staff of the State Department and the Secretary of State who would always have Mahmoud Abbas and company’s back. That too has been a steep price which Israel had paid over the last twenty to thirty years and enough is enough with the selling of Israeli independence upon Israel without being dictated to on what Israel is allowed to do and where Israel must only tread with great trepidations of disappointing anybody who holds the President’s ear. Avoiding such entanglements is also a distinct and necessary component of ‘Never Again’ as it were these very same actors who refused Jews any route to safety and would do so again should the prospect once again present itself. When your numbers are but 0.02% of the world’s population, then you hold exactly zero influence in the world except if you have a homeland and then you can act like an equal on the stage of world affairs. As for the dependency of other’s approval we say, “Never Again!”

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

July 3, 2016

Talking Turkey

 

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu surrendered once again to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and this time did so with his eyes wide open and not after being hoodwinked by United States President Barack Obama inviting him onto Air Force One where he already had Erdogan on the phone and handed the call to Netanyahu with likely the one word demand, “Apologize!” The demand was worded with a stern or else look on the American President’s face and a cold lifeless steely glare in his eyes. This time Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu not only gave another apology but sweetened the apology with twenty million dollars of surrender money to be paid to the families of the terrorists of the Mavi Marmara. There was the excuse of sending the gas pipeline through Turkey where it can be sent on to Europe. One can only guess how badly that will work out or how many times the pipeline will be cut and/or exploded very much like the gas line in the Sinai and of course every time it is blown to smithereens, Israel will rebuild it for free and resume gas deliveries which will likely have ten percent skimmed off the top for domestic use, once again free as the price of doing business. You lie with dogs you awake with fleas and possibly ear mites and other wonderful gifts. One can only wonder how we came by Erdogan. Perhaps the picture below will assist in the story which can be read here.

 

George W. Bush followed by Barack Obama produced Recep Tayyip Erdogan

George W. Bush followed by Barack Obama produced Recep Tayyip Erdogan

 

What is Israel going to say now about paying the survivors of terrorists, do as I say, not as I do? The moral high ground is lost. Some might ask what will the next deal include, naming a sports stadium after them or just a few roads and highways as is the practice of the Palestinian Authority. What does Israel gain by this kowtowing? We could not get appliances made elsewhere? As far as trade is concerned, anything we import from Turkey we could have built a factory here at home to build them or built one in Greece and likely made them for less and the Greek government would love the added work for Greeks facing horrific economic times. Why woe a terror master when we are trying to make friends with that particular terror master’s sworn enemies. Perhaps President Erdogan has promised to provide an avenue for purchasing Iranian pistachios as doing so directly is next to impossible, fortunately. Well, if we are going this far to trade with Turkey why not Iran as well? Is that the point where we finally find some principled stance and if so why?

 

This deal was blasted by all sides both within and outside the coalition. Thus far it has not destroyed the coalition but it does beg the question what else have we not been told? Yes, we did agree to permit Turkey to build projects in Gaza for including but not necessarily limited to a power generating station, a desalinization plant, a Hospital and who knows exactly what else. Turkey will want to rebuild the housing apartment structures destroyed in the past two wars. When doing so they will provide the Ace in the hole of effective human shields. There will be little possibility that Israel will be capable of firing back at rocket sites with Turkish workers working right beside them. Any hope for a military strike by the IDF will be neutralized unless Israel is willing to risk a military confrontation with Turkey. Turkey is a NATO member and by treaty anyone attacking a NATO member risks fighting the entirety of NATO which includes, Germany, France, Britain and most of all the United States. Does anybody believe that President Obama, and perhaps Hillary Clinton after him, would have even a single quam about answering a call from Turkey for protection from Israeli attacks on their personnel? We need remember that all of the Israeli fighters have friend or foe circuitry which prevents their shooting any friendly aircraft, a code easily provided the Turkish fighter aircraft making them invulnerable to the Israeli F15, F16 and even F4 Phantom firing computers making most of the Israeli Air Force aircraft inoperable against any NATO aircraft. That would really lead to a very bad day for Israeli Pilots and their Prime Minister and coalition government. Such a catastrophe would be wholly impossible for any Prime Minister to survive and one could only hope that the Likud Party could read the writing on the walls.

 

Further, once allowing Turkish workers into Gaza under the guise of building hospitals, schools, housing, a power plant or two, salinization plants and other accommodations, what would there be to prevent their assisting with tunnel constructions, bunkers, ammunition stores, new rockets with guidance software and systems? Will the inspectors be capable of telling if the software boards and systems apparently intertwined within the desalinization systems belong within or are guidance hardware and firmware with software loaded being disguised guidance systems to make rockets into guided missiles? Of course they would be hard pressed to tell and the final item necessary to make them work is a camera system and map such that they could use a simple inertial guidance checked through GPS and target identification with a simple camera. All of that could be programmed into a cell telephone which could also triangulate its position using known cell towers. All this and more could be smuggled into Gaza along with terrorist masterminds pretending to be Turkish workers not to mention the ability for communication between Hamas leaders outside of Gaza with those within Gaza.

 

Once the precedent has been set with allowing Turkish workers to perform necessary repairs and upgrades to the utilities and other infrastructure then how does Israel prevent the next party offering to restore power or rebuild homes, build a subway system, highways, and eventually rebuild the international airport to receive more assemblies and other needful items which are so required that they cannot be sent by ship. Perhaps they will want to build a large and powerful telescope for the Astronomy coursework at the college or university they will build and provide the professors who will teach the class. Of course when explaining how to aim and focus this huge telescope they will be forced to utilize items visible during the day such as taller buildings in Tel Aviv if it does not stand outside line of sight. With an additional classroom lesson they could learn the adjustments one need make such that a mortar round could be placed where the telescope is targeting as well as corrections to settings to make the mortars far more accurate. With university professor’s offices and classrooms in the same building Israel would not be able of destroying the telescope using a large hammer but would need a very precise and accurate nail to drive.

 

These have been but some of what Turkey could do and as a NATO member state Israel would be required to treat lightly wherever these Turkish workers were located. Their round the clock presence at the worksites and sightseeing in off hours and days and sleeping in precisely chosen locations which by a miracle are directly adjacent rocket and missile provisions structures and workshops will negate any Israeli military interjections. Israel has given up much of the high ground when it comes to honoring and supporting the families of homicidal suicide bombers and other terrorists slain in the heat of battle and from there it is not much of a step to paying the salaries of those imprisoned in Israeli prisons. Additionally, Turkey, or should we say Erdogan and his band of enablers have corrupted the Supreme Court and rest of the high courts and the military leadership such that there is little if any opposition to Erdogan’s whims. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been known to carry the water for the Muslim Brotherhood (Arabic: جماعة الاخوان المسلمين‎‎ gammāʿat al-ʾiḫwān) or simply al-Ikhwan, al-Qaeda through the al-Nusra Front, even the Islamic State, as Erdogan supports all who share his desires to rid himself of Syrian former dictator al-Assad, as well as Hamas. Adding to this confusion has been Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s history of having worked with Iran as well as Saudi Arabia and Egypt when the Muslim Brotherhood held sway even advising former Egyptian President Morsi that he was moving towards Sharia far too quickly, advice not heeded as Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood misjudged their people who were quite wary of relieving one dictator for another, this one religious and backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Erdogan refuses to deal with Egyptian President Sisi demanding instead that the Muslim Brotherhood be returned their nation to run as they please, President Sisi has proven thus far immovable. Erdogan seems to flutter from one controversial relationship to the next without giving it a moment’s thought. He wears more hats than a circus clown and is reportedly treated as such even by those he has befriended. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s life’s dream is to reestablish the Ottoman Empire and declare such the new Caliphate and himself as the Caliph himself. This dream would prove a nightmare for millions as Recep Tayyip Erdogan shows a complete lack of morals when pursuing any goal and nothing is beyond betrayal in this quest.

 

Perhaps in a moment of foolishness Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu believed he could trust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and strike a deal which would prove lucrative in the future if not the present. Time will prove the validity of those ideas but the ideals sacrificed to form this deal were too many and too deep a cut into the Israeli heart. One need ask what is the final plan claimed to be at hand as the majority of Israelis know all too well that Mahmoud Abbas will not change his ideas nor his insatiable demands. He will continue to demand in Arabic his demand for the ancient lands of the Arabs to be returned to them. Abbas knows that the Jewish People have had a sizeable presence in Jerusalem seemingly since the beginning of time. So, knowing the Israelite claim covering five-thousand years to be valid he claims that his people who arrived in 637 to 666 A.D. actually have resided in these lands for the past nine-thousand years. He further claims they invented the proto-language Abbas calls the Palestinian-Canaanite language which they presumably invented the Palestinian-Canaanite language and alphabet centuries before the Israelites conquered the lands. As to erasing Israeli and Jewish history, this has been Mahmoud Abbas’s stock and trade. He wrote his doctoral thesis on a supposed relationship between Hitler and the Nazi elites and the Zionists which is all included in his presentations titled “The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism.” He presented the thesis at The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian: Институт востоковедения Российской Академии Наук) which one may read about on WikipediA. The thesis is replete with references and quotes from sources since discredited but not before Mahmoud Abbas was warmly received and granted his Doctorate. Unfortunately for all within the areas directly and indirectly affected by this dreadful piece of Holocaust denial and pseudo-history, they are the poorer for having come in contact with it.

 

Abbas and Erdogan would make a great pair each supporting the other and exchanging specifically chosen lines consisting of double entendres mixed with outright lies. One could easily say Abbas and Erdogan deserve one another. Throw in an American President without a shred of decency worth mentioning; assuming such is even present on President Obama for the viewing, and you have the perfect set of people in place in order to offer up Israel in a demonic sacrifice filled with fire from nuclear weapons. Turkey might be a partner in just such a plan plotting right alongside them, they that are Iran and those with any plan, as long as it ends with Israel consumed in a nuclear fire. This would get Recep Tayyip Erdogan absolutely Joyous and President Obama possibly a second Nobel Prize, they would need a new award category, perhaps recognized the opportunity in this man but we all failed in realizing that promise, they could call it the almost realized the greatness expected of him award given to the individual who never realized that greatness or the total disappointment award, the Nobel Dunce Cap Award. The winner sits in a chair facing the corner while giving their acceptance speech. The award would be given once every decade making it one of the more coveted awards that Nobel would give. Perhaps we could suggest some who would have won this award .The award given between 1935 and 1945 could have gone to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for taking every wrong turn and delivering the victories necessary to prolong Hitler’s opportunity to build up his forces. Other recipients might have been Adlai Ewing Stevenson II, Richard Milhous Nixon and a host of others who were thought to have great expectations of then fell miserably short. Sports would likely give some strong candidates as there is many a college star whose sail lost all its wind upon entering the major leagues. Perhaps Prime Minister Netanyahu is also vying for such an award. He would get stiff competition from President Obama but a victory by either would require they credit the assistance from the other.

 

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