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May 29, 2015

Syrian War Winner and Losers

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The Syrian war is about to finally enter its terminal stage. This is not something to be celebrated as there is only one winner and a ton of losers. Without any doubt the largest losers are the Syrian people who now have no country. Syria will be a nation in ruin for as far as the mind can see. Once the Assad government final is completely destroyed and the Alawites have paid the price for the Assad families’ decades of ruthless leadership where millions died just because the Assad family feared they might turn against their governing, then the Syrian fighting will simply be every factions, tribe and even clan contesting land until eternity. The war will rage on ravaging what is already a nation in ruin even further down the scale of civil rule. It is highly likely that Syria will never emerge from the ashes and the Syrian people will inherit a nation at war with itself with no relief from the horrors similarly to what is still ravaging Libya long after their dictator paid the price for his savagery. Bashir al-Assad will probably be more fortunate as he will probably take refuge in Iran, Russia or somewhere in Europe where he and his family will live quietly and under an assumed identity spending what is likely to be billions of Euros they have stashed in numbered Swiss accounts. Some might see this as their having come out as winning but they will also be living that life or relative luxury constantly looking over their shoulder checking for an inevitable assassination of Bashir al-Assad if not a slaughter of his entire family some night when something went bump in the night and their house was transformed into their tomb.

 

There will be numerous leaders of different factions of the groups fighting against Assad who will claim to have won and may even spend a few hours in celebration of the final end of Assad family rule before the next stage of the fighting begins to determine who will be the final winner. Unfortunately for the people of the Arab and soon greater Muslim worlds, when the entirety becomes a contest to determine who gets to form the next Caliphate then everyone loses as the fighting envelops a larger and larger area with numerous factions fighting against each other and eventually factions melding to be stronger and fighting to be the final victor as there can be only one Caliph and soon there may be countless contesters for that throne. This fighting promises to eventually cut the Muslim world into large factions with regular breaking down between allies just making the fighting even more destructive. The initial fighting will continue across Syria, Libya and Iraq for the foreseeable future with a few contesters being the forces to watch. The most obvious element is ISIS which claims to have their tentacles reaching across the different areas where fighting is active, even in Yemen. The news has reported of ISIS factions beheading some twenty Egyptian Coptic Christians which garnered them some attention from Egypt which carried out a series of airstrikes. This provides the simple truth of what it will take for ISIS to actually be capable of successfully claiming the leadership and establishing the next Caliphate, air-power. So far ISIS has not given even a tentative sign that they have any air capabilities. There was mention after ISIS captured an airbase in Syria of their intending to train pilots for the establishing of an ISIS air force. They managed to get a few jets into the sky which were immediately shot down by actual fighters from the Syrian Air Force. The next step was the destruction of every aircraft on the ground by two or three days of airstrikes rendering the airfield useless and destroying every aircraft they could target. So much for an ISIS air force.

 

ISIS will be a terrorist organization, though a powerful one for now, until they somehow manage to garner air-power in the form of aircraft and fully trained pilots to fly them. There will be only one way for this to occur, and that would be for a number of flight squadrons to take to the air and land on an airstrip already within ISIS controlled area bringing as much weaponry for their aircraft as they are able to carry. If such defections are well planned before their execution these pilots and some ground crews for servicing their aircraft, as such will be vital, will also have some cargo aircraft loaded with munitions, spare parts and everything necessary to sustain an active air force no matter how small. Obviously this would require either an entire nation’s air crews or a number of squadrons following suit in rapid succession thus forming not only the beginning core of an air force but instead a complete and functioning air force capable of defending their airfields as well as providing ground support and other missions. Anything less and ISIS will remain a terrorist group even if a powerful terrorist entity, but not yet the nation or even contender for the title of Caliphate. So, who are the real qualifiers for the title of leaders of the Caliphate?

 

Unfortunately ISIS is still the number one contender as they have the appearance as the strong horse with the plans and the fire to get the Caliphate started and lead the fighting forces to eventual victory and the unification of the entirety of the Ummah (Arabic: أمة‎‎). As pointed out, if ISIS is to eventually prove the leadership of the new Caliphate they will require a real air force which has thus far eluded them. That leads us to the more obvious candidates but first let’s list some of the non-state actors who will eventually play a role in the determining the next Caliphate. The first one to come to mind is the father of so many of the Arab and Islamist terrorist and non-state actors across the expanse of the Muslim world, the Muslim Brotherhood. Another entity with the structures in place for making a claim is al-Qaeda. A third would have to be the Taliban though their reach is limited; they do have well trained fighters who are highly motivated. Despite the Muslim Brotherhood, Taliban and al-Qaeda having extensive ties and supporters, they have the same problems as does ISIS, no air power. For this reason, none of these groups have much of a chance of defeating an actual state whose military is well formed and capable of fighting a modern war against what would have to be viewed as a terrorist entity in the eyes of the national leadership and armed forces. The main duty beyond holding the line against the terror entity would be keeping control through the ranks, especially the air force, to prevent defections to the other side, something which occurred with some of the Sunni military and security forces in Iraq and Syria. There were even a few pilots who defected over to ISIS but not in sufficient numbers to even form a single squadron of fighter air corps.

 

There are currently four nations which might be considered capable of eventually forming the next Caliphate if such is what is fated. These are in no particular order, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Egypt. A fifth possible nation would have to be Pakistan if for no other reason than their being a nuclear armed nation. The nations who currently are allied in the fight against the Iranian proxy Houthis fighting for control of Yemen and most importantly, the Bab-el-Mandeb narrows at the southern end of the Red Sea and controlling access from the Red Sea into the Gulf of Aden and onto the Arabian Sea and beyond, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. This is a perfect alliance as Saudi Arabia has the oil wealth while Egypt has a strong, well-armed and well-trained military which has proven their unity and discipline over the trying period of two changes in governance over the past three years which the military retained its ranks and officer corps and structure throughout. The greatest threat to the Saudi-Egyptian alliance is obviously Iran which could become favored to gain the upper hand in this contest once they attain their own production of nuclear weapons, a structure that is greatly formed already and presumably not producing such weapons due to their negotiating with the P5+1 and possibly fearing actions by the United States should they actually proceed and build a nuclear weapons stockpile. This likely means that Iran is doing exactly that, as they have no respect, let alone fear, of any threat the United States might currently make. Once it becomes obvious that Iran has produced nuclear weapons, it is expected and been confirmed unofficially that Saudi Arabia will be exercising their agreement to purchase, most likely at wholesale, a dozen, or a few dozen, nuclear devices and the delivery system to go with them in the case they are warheads rather than bombs. This would allow for the Saudis to develop, which means build the facilities, their own nuclear program. The Saudi Arabian scientists and necessary technicians are already trained and ready to take up the challenge of producing nuclear weapons as they have received such plans from Pakistan in exchange for their subsidizing the Pakistani drive to produce their own nuclear weapons in response to India having done so. The Saudi access to nuclear weapons production will serve to perpetuate into perpetuity the alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

 

With the establishment of an alliance between Saudi Arabia and Egypt one side and Iran and whatever remnants of Iraq, Syria and probably Lebanon as ISIS and the other rebel groups who will have brought down Bashir al-Assad will still have numerous scores to settle with Hezballah which any international borders will not be capable of standing in the way preventing this vengeance from being extracted. The above alliance leaves such powers as Turkey and Pakistan on the outside in the cold, so to speak. Pakistan is most likely to remain on the outside simply observing as a mostly disinterested spectator who if forced to choose would most likely ally with the Saudis and company as they have had a mutually advantageous relationship over the decades, despite Pakistan receiving much of their oil from Iran, it is likely that the Saudis could take care of any need in that area. That leaves Turkey to figure on which direction they are most likely to take. The direction Turkey would take depends on who is in power. Currently their leader for as long as most can remember has been Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Should Erdogan remain in power, which way he would choose would be in question. President Erdogan has over the years shown to side with the Iranians, Saudis and even Egypt alternately. Currently there is a significant rift between Turkey and Egypt over the ouster of President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood governance and replacing it with the chosen General of the Army President Sisi. The Turkish government, which is to say Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has held fast demanding that President Sisi step down as President and place Morsi back on his Presidential pedestal along with the entirety of the Muslim Brotherhood government the last elections replaced. As doing so would most definitely lead to the loss of the lives of most of the upper echelons of the Egyptian military, this scenario is highly unlikely. If sentences are to be carried out swiftly there may no longer be a former President Morsi to return to the position as he and hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood leaders have been sentenced to death recently by the Egyptian courts. Meanwhile, Erdogan has alternately shown affinity for Iran though currently has remained surprisingly neutral and silent reserving his vitriol for Israel, always the default position one can take to insulate themselves from outside harms. Determining which direction Turkey might take under Erdogan is a guessing game and probably will remain that way until one side or the other proves the victor and then Erdogan would ingratiate himself to the victor. If he were to choose, he appears to favor Iran possibly due to their presence in Syria and thus along his southern border. Without Erdogan Turkey would naturally side with Saudi Arabia and Egypt as they would no longer be seen as supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

The question as to which side would prove victorious between a Saudi Arabian led coalition or Iran is a tougher call. It might all depend on which side was willing to use their ultimate weapon with sufficient deployment so as to end the ability of the other side to resist. Where I have some doubts that the Saudis would be the first to use nuclear weapons in the Middle East, I have no doubts that such would be the primary first strike or response to hostilities in order to simply end any contest and declare their victory. Should such an event ever be presented to the world, their answer should be carefully decided and decisively delivered. Should Iran use nuclear weapons against her adversaries on the Middle East and willingly bring such devastation to fellow Muslims, even if they were predominantly Sunni and not Shiite, then the rest of the world had best believe they would receive nothing less. Should Iran launch such a barrage, it would be surprising if they did not at the same time launch attacks by multiple means on Europe and the United States as well as any other nation they might perceive to be capable of mounting a credible resistance to their eventual world-wide victory. But even Iran does not appear to be quite that ruthless or willing to wreak such devastation on such a scale.

 

Should they prove to be that hardhearted and coldblooded as to end civilization as we know it, then it would prove a suspicion I had way back when a cursory review of the predictions of Nostradamus was in vogue and fascinated one youth after viewing a special on television where they gave lengthy coverage to his future vision of the world falling to a man from the Middle East wearing a blue turban. Despite every publication and prediction claiming that this meant Iraq I held stubbornly to my feelings that it signified Iran, and I do mean stubbornly. Often I was dismissed as a lost cause incapable of listening to reason but I had my faith that Persia would rise again and not Babylonia. Historically the Babylonians surrendered to the Persians almost joyously as their ruler had lost his mind after burning three Israelites (Jews) for not bowing before him and they somehow proved to be fireproof, well, at least for that moment as they cried out to G0d and were saved from a fiery death. This proved a bit much for the mind of King Nebuchadnezzar II who lost his mind unable to believe or understand that such a miracle was possible and that he was not the most powerful even in his own kingdom, his capital city even.

 

As is often the case, the eventual end to this will entail a fair degree of insanity, a touch of the impossible, room for a number of miracles, even more so should Israel somehow become involved. Perhaps this might be the place to end with a final word on the probable path Hezballah may be about to tread. Once the remaining forces, the few, the perplexed, the Syrian remnants; then Hezballah will find themselves pretty much alone as the IRGC forces will stake out a radius around Damascus and wherever else they determine is vital to Iran such as the port where the Russian fleet is docked, Latakia, and perhaps a few places in Lebanon as well. Should Iranian plans not include providing safety for the last remnants of the Syrian military, they certainly will not be protecting Hezballah. The Iranians may well understand that should they not side with the remnants of the defenders of Assad that their retaining the choice areas they believe essential to their requirements will be more readily accepted and produce minimal resistance. That leaves Hezballah pretty much out in the cold and in need of some reinforcement to their devotion to Allah and commitment to the perpetual cause, the eradication of the Zionist entity, Israel. The end result will be the same and Hezballah should prove to be better served for survival by fighting Israel than fighting ISIS. It needs to be remembered that Hezballah, just like ISIS, has no air force. This deficiency will prove fatal for them in either battle, against Israel it is obvious, they will have little recourse against Israeli air power, and against ISIS it places them on an even playing field with ISIS currently being the more motivated and Hezballah having superior training and better knowledge of the terrain as well as having heavily fortified bunker and tunnel system in southern Lebanon, their home turf. Either path will probably be the final battles Hezballah will ever engage in. Even should they start a war with Israel, that does not necessarily rule out a final settling of grievances with ISIS, it would just mean that final reckoning coming after Israel had smashed their bunkers and tunnels and decimated their rocket and other heavy weaponry. Anyway one slices it, there is a better than average probability that we will have seen the last of Hezballah by Summer’s end. That may be the cherry atop the ice cream Sunday and a gift to the civilized world out of the ashes of Syria.

 

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May 24, 2015

President Obama Nuclear Free World Duplicity Starts with Israel

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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May 13, 2015

Israel in Need of Bold Zionist No Excuses Leadership

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Israel is under attack both from without and within. What is most depressing is that the same people finance most of both kinds of groups sworn to tear Israel down. There are channels used by European government and NGOs to pass heaping amounts of funding through various channels to what are licensed Israeli NGOs as well as financing European and international NGOs all with the same designs, to destroy the Jewish state by all means available. The most used method has been to challenge Zionist efforts and organizations in Israeli courts for internal NGOs and some of the external NGOs and in European and international courts by international and European NGOs and by European governments often using one another’s courts in complimentary efforts. The usual targets are to embargo or otherwise target Israeli exports which are often placed on the defensive of having to prove that none of their product, including their wrappers, shipping containers, labels or even inks came from beyond the Green Line which despite being Israeli sovereign lands by the enactment of the San Remo Conference Agreement and Article 80 of the United Nations Charter are now simply referred to as belonging to some imaginary entity called Palestine which touts a series of terrorist leaders who would be imprisoned in virtually any other nation if they were to use similar violent tactics and subversions anywhere in Europe. With the United States following the European lead concerning Israel and still attempting to tell Israel and American Jewish associations that Israel has never seen a more advantageous and supportive administration, a view fully supported by some of the most liberal and anti-Zionist Jewish organizations in the United States, has backed Prime Minister Netanyahu into a corner where he is too timid to defy President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry most likely under some threats of the United States surrendering Israeli sovereignty to the Palestinians and any other claimants who might claim territory as being their ancestral lands against the Israelis in the United Nations Security Council.

 

The initial reaction by the political leadership in Israel has been to cringe, duck down tight and hope the barrages from Washington pass overhead and nobody gets hurt. The problem is there have been numerous people who have been hurt and continue to be hurt by the acquiescence by Israeli political leadership who out of fear of facing actual threats coming to fruition have led the government in destroying Jewish buildings, many which proved to have been legal but too late, using an overt leftist Supreme Court to approve destruction orders allowing the political leaders to claim their hands were tied. Some of these destructions have been rushed through before the legal teams working with the Jewish owners have had sufficient time to chase down the legal paperwork to prevent the destructions making their eventual production simply too little too late. The forces pushing to force Israel to surrender all of Judea and Samaria along with all of East Jerusalem are the same leftist anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist forces which pressed for the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip and its fall to Hamas and the barrages of rockets on ever more of Israel in each assault leading to the next war. All those politicians, pundits, and various others with marginal credibility all know full well their claims that once the Palestinians have been given the West Bank that their claims will be satisfied and all terrorism and related threats will vanish from Israel’s future are completely false. They have ears just as anybody with ears and even the most minimal interest and curiosity have come to know that the Palestinian claims are to all of Israel. Anybody caring to attend the demonstrations at their neighborhood college campus hearing the Palestinian supporters chant of, “From the river to the sea Palestine must be free!” know exactly what the Palestinian demands are, all of Israel with every last Jew removed or they will remove them final solution style.

 

Furthermore, they know that the Israeli claim that giving up Judea and Samaria along with East Jerusalem will bring rockets to the heart of Israel are true. They also know that such a situation will bring all tourism to Israel to a screeching halt the minute a single passenger airliner or cargo airline is shot out of the sky landing or taking off from Ben Gurion International Airport as every airline insurance company will immediately terminate any insurance for any airline carrier, be it passenger or cargo, if they persist in flying to Ben Gurion or any other airport within Israel. El Al will lose their insurance and be closed down as they operate out of Israel and what good is an Israeli airline which does not fly into or out of Israel. Then the first close call, not necessarily a hit, on any ship coming to an Israeli port the same will end all sea traffic in and out of Israel with the exception of some intrepid Israelis in their private small craft, which will have become uninsured should they not move its mooring to Crete or further. The cynical pro-Palestinian peace camps know that should Israel surrender what they cynically call the West Bank adopting the same terminology invented by Jordan during their occupation of Judea and Samaria as well as East Jerusalem between 1948 and 1967 in order to remove the Jewish roots of the occupied areas, occupied from who, by the way, Israel would be the correct answer. During the nineteen years under Jordanian occupation not only was there no mention of Palestinian lands being under occupation, there were also no attempts to return to the Palestinians any lands. The knowledge cynically denied by the anti-Israel organizations, politicians, and individuals is the threat to Israel. Why would these entities go to such extents to deny any threats which might be posed to Israel by turning over Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem to the Palestinians? Their drive is to destroy Israel by any means necessary which has been a desire started initially by the British immediately after they received the Mandate to establish the Jewish state in the Mandate lands granted their oversight. While the Zionists were too weak to oppose any British perfidy they demanded that the Zionist Congress sign off on allowing an Arab state to be formed west of the Jordan River for guarantees that the lands east of the Jordan River would remain sacrosanct belonging solely to the future Jewish state. At the same time other English politicians and leaders promised the Arab leadership they would never permit sufficient Jewish settlement to form the Jewish State. This was why the British immediately recognized the Jordanian occupation of Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem along with one singular other nation, Pakistan. The rest of the British efforts to prevent Jewish immigration to Israel even when it could have provided the Jews of Europe an escape from the coming holocaust the British refused to open the area to Jewish immigration. There will always be forces both overt and covert working to the detriment of Israel. Additionally, Israel has more enemies thanks to the Arab and Muslim world’s animosity as well as sufficient enemies in Europe, South America, most ardent leftist politicians, anti-Semites the world over, and those who are held at the tender mercies of the oil producing nations already strongly opposed to Israeli existence.

 

Israel is the proverbial bridesmaid but never the bride when it comes to being accepted through much of the world. Will the world ever accept anything Israeli, yes, of course they will. They will accept the technological products, software, agricultural advances, medical procedural advances, medical imaging technology, weapons advances, drone technology and the numerous other areas where Israel leads the world and is often more than happy to share these advances. Such has been evidenced by the sharing with the third world the technology of drip irrigation which allows for irrigating fields with a fraction of the water required from conventional methods. There is the Save a Child’s Heart Organization which not only flies children in to Israel to perform delicate life-saving heart operations but also sends their specialists to third world nations to perform operations and teach the surgeons in the hospitals which the Save a Heart Foundation sets up with the necessary medical equipment necessary to perform these lifesaving procedures and remain ready to advise over the internet or to fly in upon request for any difficult or unusual situations. Israel has even taken the precaution of flying children with a family member from any Arab or Muslim nation to Israel after having them flown to a neutral nation before being brought to Israel and returned them by similar manner to avoid their facing any difficulties and their visit to Israel never will show on any of their paperwork such as Passports. For the treatment Israel provides to enemies as well as friends and even compared to their own IDF soldiers one can read an account which proved to be a life changing experience for Brigitte Gabriel’s autobiographical work Because They Hate.

 

There are a few things about Israel which most people are not aware but might change your view and have you look into Israel with a different viewpoint and the things you may find will amaze you. First is that Israel is not some nation out to claim any areas commonly purported as Greater Israel and extending from central Iraq to the Nile in Egypt. All Israel really cares to claim, even the most avid Zionist, is simply the lands promised under the San Remo Conference Agreement which extend from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, which is where the Palestinian claim derives just as their claimed history closely mirrors the history of the Jews minus the persecutions. The main expectation Israel extends to the peoples of the world is for them to base their laws and nations on the Noahic Code, seven laws of Noah. The religious Jews in Israel realize that the main purpose of Israel besides being a homeland for the Jewish people is also for the people of Israel to live their lives in such a manner as to be an example for others to follow. It is not their place to expect others to follow their example no matter how perfectly they manage to conduct their individual and collective lives. Still, the purpose of Israel and her people is to live in as exemplary a manner simply in the hope of realizing the joys of living a life in service of the L0rd G0d and observing the totality of His Commandments by which we fulfill our half of the covenant and we have faith that once we all work towards observing the Commandments that He will fulfill the promises of lives fulfilled. We are not guaranteed that the world will love us, our history pretty much has taught us the opposite, but that is not the point, living a G0dly life is sufficient reward in and of itself. There are numerous items which makes a number of the Commandments impossible to fulfill but with faith the answer to these challenges will be presented in due time. It is not always heartening to admit but our time scale is not that of the L0rd and all we can do is our best and hope that we will live long enough to witness the fulfillment of our Covenant with the L0rd. Until such time we must be content with perfecting ourselves and aiding one another in their efforts to do the same. Still, many wish our political leaders would have more faith in our nation and would stand against those who would prefer to see Israel fail because as the leaders of Israel your first responsibility is to Israel and us her people first, foremost and without any secondary thoughts or distractions.

 

One last link to something I read after completing the article that is well worth a quick read titled, Supporting Middle Eastern Christians is Zionism. Please take a moment to read as the combination working with the article’s author, Father Gabriel Naddaf, may really surprise you, it almost did me.

 

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