Beyond the Cusp

October 14, 2016

UNESCO Continues the Lies

 

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, recently proclaimed a historic revelation that the Jewish People have no historic connection to the Temple Mount. This is the Temple Mount where Herod extended the area building the modern walls in order to enlarge the area such that the Temple he built, the Second Temple, would stand in a large plaza making the building and its environs more grand. This is the same Mount Moriah where Solomon constructed the First Temple which was a wonder of the world of that era. This is the area which overlooked the city of David which is currently being archeologically and meticulously excavated and where numerous findings of ancient Jewish history from the First Temple era many providing proof almost word for word what was written in the Old Testament (see video below). But all this Jewish historical stuff is of no concern to the modern world of men of study and the deciders of truth, the new truth which bears an uncanny similarity to the “Big Lie” sold by the Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels that the Jews have no real history and that by disowning the Jew the world would be free and all would become right with the world under the leaders of the Third Reich.

 

 

But who are the members and the ruling deciders of this great human endeavor known as UNESCO? The Organization claims to include have 195 Members and 10 Associate Members. A listing in alphabetical order can be found here and for the record they include Israel as a member state as well as Palestine. Looking a bit deeper into the organizations we find it had numerous field offices set up to oversee regional interests. There is one in Khartoum which oddly enough does not decide anything for Africa where the Sudan is located but instead decides for the Arab States. As a matter of fact, there are a large number of regional offices which are dedicated to the Arab States including one in the vicinity of Israel, Ramallah. There is no regional office in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv nor does any regional office list Israel amongst the nations they are responsible for looking out for her interests. Israel appears to be the sole nation in the world for whom no representation is provided in UNESCO, but my bet is they would claim that they are covered by the offices for Europe.

 

The offices for Europe are listed as covering Europe and North America and are located in these cities; Brussels, Geneva, New York and Venice. Our bet is that if one were to inquire as to whether any of these field offices is responsible for Israel their immediate answer would be no, that is part of the Middle East, and then perhaps look up in some book and reply, wait, it does say we are responsible for Israel in here, who knew? Just for the record, there are no offices responsible for the Middle East and all offices which one might suspect would be are instead labeled Arab States in order to separate their coverage of the Middle East and North Africa to include every state except Israel, specifically except Israel. Perhaps that explains why they are unaware of any Jewish claims, when Israel tries to protest they tell them to bring that up in their regional office of which they have none. Israel is not directly represented in UNESCO, which is the plain and simple truth. As Israel has no representation through any field office, there are no Jewish State interests which UNESCO could be said to cover or even hear about. This is nothing new to anybody following the machinations of UNESCO who will remember their insistence on admitting the country of Palestine and setting up a field office for now in their current temporary capital of Ramallah. The generous people at UNESCO also recognized that there is no Jewish history or attachment to Jerusalem, the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah are buried and is located within a large rectangular Herodian-era Judean structure which has been since modified to sort of resemble a Saladin-era mosque.

 

The recording of this plot is in the Old Testament, the Torah, stated that Abraham bought the Cave of Machpelah as a burial place for his wife Sarah, Abraham did not argue or haggle on the price paying well above market price for this cave with the field of Ephron the Hittite outside Hevron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver. Abraham paid for the land and cave using foreign monies such that the cave and field were not bought with Canaanite currency thus it could not be claimed that Abraham was in any way just another Canaanite thus reinforcing a distinction Abraham made all his days that he was of a different people than those amongst whom he resided. Abraham even took care to find Isaac a wife from outside Canaan and from a member of the tribe, the family from which Abraham was descended, Laban, the son of Nahor, Sarah’s brother. This was the extent of Abraham specifying his separateness in Canaan for he had been told by Hashem that he was to be the father of a new tribe which was to be separate from all the existing tribes. Such was the beginning of the Israelites whose tribes of Judah and Benjamin and their Priestly class became known as Judeans and eventually simply Jews.

 

Back to UNESCO we find that Israel National Commission for UNESCO is listed, believe it or not, as a part of Europe and North America as their overseeing body. One can only wonder how that has been working out for Israel. Wait, we can attest to that, horribly. Piece-by-piece Israel is being parceled out of existence. The Cave of Machpelah, Kever (tomb) Yosef, Kever (tomb) Rachel, Temple Mount, Western Wall and other Jewish religious sites from antiquity, as distinct from Islam by approximately a thousand years have all been determined to be Islamic shrines, mosques, structures and their histories altered to match the Quranic version of the world. The Western Wall built by Herod in the times prior to the modern Western calendar was determined to have been built, likely by magic, just for Muhammad to get off his magical steed (horse) in order to mount another magical steed (also a horse) to fly into Heaven. One can only wonder why the steed which brought him from the regions of Mecca and Medina to Jerusalem and back within one night and leaving time for the other steed to take him on a journey where he spoke with every prophet, whose names Muhammad remembered from living amongst Jews and Christians, was unable to fly the entire distance using one magical steed. Also, Muhammad presumably traveled to Jerusalem which had the farthest mosque, the al-Aqsa Mosque, which was not built until 705 CE, many years after Muhammad had died and if his trip was to the farthest mosque even if not yet built, then why did he not fly to the al-Aqsa Mosque in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States? So many queries and so little time, and this one I know not the answer unless he actually went to the farthest mosque of the time which was some ninety miles north of Medina. More questions and we have no answers, how sad.

 

Al-Aqsa Mosque Temple Mount, Jerusalem Al-Aqsa Mosque Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Al-Aqsa Mosque Temple Mount, Jerusalem
Al-Aqsa Mosque Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Israel has come to understand UNESCO as well as the numerous other United Nations affiliated organizations and committees. There is the special place Israel has ensconced itself in the Human Rights Council which more often than not adopts some resolution at the majority, some have stated all, of their meetings no matter the reason the meeting was called. It is so nice to be appreciated (sarcasm alert) by some of the warmest and most just of UN committees. Sometimes we wonder for what reason is Israel even a member of the UN. Israel has never served on the Security Council and there had been plans for Israel to be the European and North American representative until Germany decided they wanted another turn. It still remains to see which country will be chosen through the United States, Mexico, Canada, Britain and the European Union members. Germany would be the safer of bets but weirder events have transpired in the past, so we will see. Taking the many tentacles of the UN and its two main bodies, the Security Council and the General Assembly, and peruse through their archives and one would be amazed at the frequency with which Israel is the topic of discussion and if not Israel then Jerusalem or any of the myriad of Israelite holy sites which are always defined as having no Jewish roots despite full knowledge of their true origins being of the Jewish Israelite people.

 

Arab World Showing Twenty-One of Twenty-Two States with Comoros Off the Map South of the Arabian Peninsula and Depicted Bright Blue the Sole Jewish State with Original Borders of Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea

 

To tell it as a story, imagine a visitor from another solar system would be given access to the UN records from all the various major agencies. They would likely average a guess that Israel is one of the most aggressive and threatening nations which has size, geographic area, military might and great resources in order to garner so much attention. Israel must be attempting to control the entire world and is literally squashing all who get in her path. Such a visitor when shown a map of the unfortunate Arab states which are all feeling so threatened from the nation of Israel located centrally within their area would suspect of seeing that these Arab nations must be a collection of smaller states which all neighbor Israel and are under near constant border trespass and are under great duress. Imagine their shock when shown the map of the Arab states and Israel and they are shown the map below. Their laughter and complete loss of understanding and complete incongruity would be amusing if it were not a situation so turned on its head. The Arab nations plus Iran are not threatened directly, indirectly or in any other way by Israel except that they have defined the mere existence of Israel as a mortal threat to their understanding of the world. But they also believe they are the rulers of the world and that the entire world should bend to their slightest of desires. The visitor would leave Earth fully believing that a full third tf not two thirds of the peoples on the planet they had visited were exhibiting some form of mental delusional sickness. They would be correct and the disease is known as creeping anti-Semitism. That is the truth behind so much and we would be hard pressed to find any other reason for Israel being the main target of every form of investigation of criminal acts by nations of the world. How else can the imbalance be explained as no nation could ever be as evil as Israel is portrayed and be so diminutive in size and still manage not to be crushed by one of the larger and more militarily powerful nations. This parting map tells the size story in its entirety.

 

Four Maps of Great Britain, the United States, Australia, and India with to scale map of Israel super-imposed for comparison on each map depicting her actual rather than perceived size.

Exactly How Small is Israel
A Comparison Against Four
Well Known Countries

 

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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.

 

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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!”

 

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