Beyond the Cusp

August 24, 2016

The Greatest Threat is Israel, Right?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

August 16, 2016

Generally the Generals Create Great Problems

 

In a recent article titled Israel’s demographic suicide? by the ever readable and insightful Caroline B. Glick we were given views of a recent meeting between the new Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman and the General Staff of the IDF. From what we understood, Minister Lieberman came into the meeting with a rightful, honest and workable solution to numerous problems mostly caused by the presence of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its insidious effects over too large an area and over too many institutions all of which they brought to holy jihad against Jews and Israel. During the meeting and facing an allied and unified front or Perfumed Princes, generals as known to the public, he was convinced that the best approach to the coming elections this fall in the local elections throughout the PA where Hamas is expected to take control over many, if not a predominant number, of the local government thus preventing and PA security forces from presumably fighting terrorist enterprise would be best averted by peremptorily ceding complete planning and zoning authority in Area C to the PA. Our position is the surrendering Area C will fail in every conceivable way possible. But the Perfumed Princes appear to have converted Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to their side of the argument where the military basically gifts the PA with complete control over the lands in Area C which will lead to the removal of all IDF forces replacing them with PA Security Forces and the settlements will immediately become untenable and the hundreds of thousands of Jews and other Israelis residing in these cities, towns and frontier settlements will be forced to retreat behind the Green Line and holding any claim on East Jerusalem will become all but untenable. Basically, the Perfumed Princes idea is to repeat Gaza except this time with the entirety of Judea and Samaria as well as East Jerusalem including the Temple Mount and the entirety of the Old City to the PA who once the IDF and other Israeli assets have retreated will lose all the lands to Hamas who are far more motivated than the PA forces, many of which are more loyal to Hamas and Islamic Jihad as well as the Islamic State than they are to Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah and the PA. Such a plan worked so wondrously in Gaza that the Perfumed Princes believe that doubling down with the safety of Tel Aviv is the best course of action. The best course of action is and has always been the settlement of all the lands given by Hashem and to above our greatest joy to place Yerushalayim, the city conquered by David and beautified by Solomon which includes Tower of David in Yerushalayim.

 

Tower of David in Yerushalayim

Tower of David in Yerushalayim

 

The news of this reached us soon after we had responded to a challenge to put forth a plan which would benefit Israel in dealing with the PA which we presented in our article As Long as They All Hate where we presented basically the opposite of the plan presented by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and assorted other IDF commanders. Their basic premise is that should Israel respond to the threat, that Hamas will win numerous townships and potentially even Ramallah, which would be the ultimate loss for the PA and be the end of Mahmoud Abbas as their leader; that by turning over the remainder of Judea and Samaria and deserting any responsibility for those residing already in Area to PA rule, whatever that may mean after the fall elections, and this will prevent Hamas from winning local elections across the currently PA controlled areas. Sure, surrendering all control over what Jordan renamed the West Bank and is actually a good part of Judea and Samaria simply because of a threat that Hamas might take control of areas now held by the PA will invigorate the PA and not have any similar effect on the Hamas leadership which is obviously what scared the IDF COGAT commanders. Are we the only ones who see a grievous error in their logic? If anything, such a move should guarantee Hamas taking control with even less opposition of Judea and Samaria and raining rockets supplied by Iran through Jordan, even if Iran must eliminate Jordanian King Hussein and the entirety of the Jordanian military, assuming they do not simply change sides in the interest of continued breathing and potentially positions in the coming Iranian puppet state.

 

The Perfumed Princes could not have presented a more backwards and illogical plan had that been their intent. The actual problem is that these Generals are tired of actually performing their duty and they realize that their power does not stem from protecting Jews and Israelis in Judea and Samaria but in deadly threats making the continuation of the state of Israel dependent on them. The real problem is actually the same problem as Israel faces in their legal society where judgeships above the lowest level is controlled either directly or indirectly, the higher the court the more directly, by the Supreme Court, the Attorney General, the head of the Lawyers’ Guild and a small and overwhelmed few members of the elected governance, that being the Knesset. Such a panel is so far left as it could only be equaled by the average garden party held by the effete elite of Tel Aviv and the COGAT Command and most other commands outside of combat arms are also Perfumed Princes for similar reasons. These leftist control the levers of choosing their replacements and refuse to permit any Zionist, and especially religious Zionist, to ever enter their ranks even if it requires setting up high ranking Zionist religious officers for a situation where proper actions can bring charges of undue force and doing nothing brings charges of dereliction of Duty. Thus the High Command of the IDF, the Supreme Court, the justice system, the ranking legal and other administrative commanders are all Tel Aviv leftist anti-Zionists who are determined to make Israel a binational state where Jews become a minority as the leftist socialist anti-nationalist post-Zionists are haters of Judaism and Judeo-Christian morality and are willing to make Israel into an Islamist run nation in the belief that they can take control of such a governance and forge their communist wonderland free of nationalism and religious influences. Simply stated, these lunatics are willing to destroy Israel, hand it to the Muslims, all in an attempt to forge their socialist dreams and they do not figure in their formulae that they will be amongst the first ones beheaded under any Islamist governance. This disease exists through much of Europe and is taking hold in the United States where President Barack Obama was the initial introductory Presidency and Hillary Clinton will be the final step should she be elected, but the Americans are as blind in many leftist circles as are these Israeli leftist socialist communists.

 

Israel has one viable future which cannot and will never be realized as long as we suffer these fools who hate Zionism and hate Judaism and are willing to bow before Ba’al and sacrifice everybody else’s first born son if that is what it takes to destroy the Jewishness and Zionist enterprises within Israel. They, like their Western counterparts, hate Judeo-Christian ethics and nationalism to such an extent that they are willing to blindly accept anything which is also against such viable and moral leadership. They are incapable of seeing past their red hot hatred of Judaism and Zionism that sacrificing all of Israel to the observers of Allah and betraying Hashem and all that comes from his love and rules for a moral and good life where all are cared for by the deeds of others. They do not see that charity is amongst the central pillars of Judaism and believe that nobody would sacrifice a single shekel of their monies to help the needy and only through the force of government can the poor be cared for. They believe this as they are wanting to ever ‘waste’ a Shekel of their monies willingly and believe all are as dead hearted as they. They judge others by their own selfishness and are blind to the generosity of others whom they hold in contempt quite likely because they do see these others are better persons than they and thus must be destroyed to make a perfect government controlled system which does not depend on the generosity of others but on the power of the all-powerful state.

 

Further, these Generals, Perfumed Princes, realize that by surrendering Area C they will no longer be the ones to blame should there come terrorism from these areas as they will no longer govern them. They tire of governing Area C and protecting those Jews, who are mostly religious, Zionist or both as these are the very Jews and Israelis they hold in contempt. They would rather allow the Arab Muslims behead and murder every last Israeli and Jew currently under their mandate for protection. They have already performed so well at this protection that the two items which have kept these Israelis safe have been the outstanding performance of the troops charged with such protection who take their positions of protecting the innocent seriously, and the security forces each community has appointed or empowered volunteers who manage the security including electronic surveillance and boots on the ground day and night throughout the week and even on the Sabbath as life is precious in Judaism and every life is worth saving and assisting such that it can live. Many of these elitists have completely lost track of these basic terms and instead think only of the power of the state and not the empowerment of the individual. These leaders require a complete house cleaning and replacing with those in whom the safety and future of Israel and the Jews can be trusted with complete faith that they will take such charge seriously.

 

The one obvious failure are the General Staff and their complete infiltration or possibly permanent ability to replace their retiring officers solely with the officers from the legal division or from amongst their own known circle, the tea, brie and fondue party gang as we like to call them. The time has come to change a few things even beyond the heads at the top. The first thing is the legal busy beavers should be required to spend their initial training and a one year service in an infantry company. This should be their being farmed out randomly amongst infantry companies as privates such that they understand the life of the rank and file soldier. They should also be charged with achieving a certain rank before being commissioned as a lawyer and officer in the IDF and those unable to cope with such service should be barred from the legal divisions. The IDF deserves officers who will be making life and death decisions to fully understand the position and dangers the average soldier faces to achieve the position where they may be deciding whether they get to take the shot or stand down. Currently the order to stand down is the failsafe and preferred command decision unless every last requirement has been verified, checked, rechecked and further checked to see if the position has held its ground and still has the shot available after fifteen-twenty minutes of lunacy by command before allowing the infantry or other assets to take the shot.

 

Perhaps we need a basic and simple pair of examples of situations which will clarify. Let us assume one is a fighter pilot carrying ordinance, bombs for the less aware of the language, and he is approaching the target and he does not see any civilians blocking his approach and now requires clearance from the legal beagles before he can release his ordinance. Now the lawyers order a second aircraft, a reconnaissance drone or piloted aircraft to fly to the locations which can take up to five or ten minutes while the pilot with the ordinance has been circling his target in danger of being shot upon. During this time the target inside the building has left, taken shelter in a special area of the basement or possibly called for women and children to be brought to the rooftop knowing that a single civilian is a sufficient screen which will prevent most bombings from being executed and any doubt results in the initial pilot landing with ordinance still attached, an unadvised and very dangerous task as the shock of landing can activate the ordinance and with another simple bump detonate the ordinance if it was set for immediate blast after drop. Even if the target of the bomb was the third floor of a seven story building where the ordinance is set to punch through the five levels which would mean that the ordinance would count from the rooftop as the first punch placing it in the seventh floor, then another to the sixth and another to the fifth and another to the fourth and another to the third with a tenth of a second delay and detonation sufficient to kill all on the third floor or just those in a central room and still leave the building though structurally compromised, remaining standing. Even such ordinance is thought to take out the roof by the lawyers making the drop/no drop decision. The bombs today are so completely different than in previous wars fought that many people are unfamiliar or completely ignorant of the special situational conditions for which rounds can be optimized.

 

IDF Crest Insignia

 

An even more dire and dangerous situation would present itself when a sniper has spent two or three days sneaking into his optimum firing position and has the subject in his sights and now he waits for his number two to give him the signal to fire. All parameters are met but what if he gets an officer who insists on covering his position and orders a drone to reconnoiter the area before approving the shoot. This might lead the target to take cover or they could depart or return inside taking away the opportunity while waiting for approval. Many times a sniper is not within secured areas and is operating within enemy controlled territories and even making radio contact can create a dangerous situation for the sniper and his spotter. Many of the officers whose approval is required before taking a shot have never actually qualified with a weapon or if they have it was with a sidearm and not the variety of weapons used by most combat infantry or sniper or other combat individuals. This situation is rather dangerous for the troops and other individuals who must attain clearance before executing their final command to engage. In any situation an order to refrain from engagement makes the position more dangerous and even could lead to capture or death. These are things these soldiers, and they are presumed to be soldiers and not lawyers, have most often never been familiarized with and thus are making their decision considering a perfect scenario with a perfect and clean target and almost no situation in combat or flying support missions ever present a clean target and the wait time might even make a clean target unfit for execution as the situation changed while awaiting approvals. This is why the main part of any decision to engage needs to be left to the troops in the field or aircraft and the IDF depend on their morality and training, two things Israeli men and women in uniform are not just amongst the best but are the standard which other armed services in the Western developed world know they could not match the IDF and its morality in combat and others agree in even stronger language.

 

The conclusion we draw is obvious, Israel requires some basic appointment channels to be altered. We will not go into how the actual civilian legal divisions, the courts, particularly the Supreme Court and Attorney General, are chosen and concentrate on the command positions at the top of the IDF. The very first item is the appointment of IDF commanders must not be subjected to trial by newspapers, television and radio news, political talk shows or even approval by the Supreme Court. Appointment of the commander of the IDF must be made in order to choose the man most capable of commanding the defense and other military services as demanded by or commanded by the civilian government. They must be capable of performing the necessary oversight and give the orders which will complete any mission the IDF will be assigned and do so with a minimal loss of life for both the IDF and innocent civilians as understood to be defined by international law. The commander must be somebody the troops will respect and look up to. The IDF Commanding General does not need be acceptable to the Supreme Court, the tea and brie bridge club from Tel Aviv or other members of the moneyed elite, and the upper class who hold monetary aloof positions on all the correct social lists and definitely not be made to suffer the approval of Haaretz or other news outlet. They are a combat leader and being polite is not a required job performance though it would be a nice addition after they are chosen for their military command knowledge. The supporting General Staff need be chosen in like manner and should be fully capable of commanding a war for the national survival of the Israeli state with thirty seconds warning before launching troops ready and standing on alert. They need know the call-up procedures and who is the person to set that in motion as well as their subsequent commander and have the remaining list of the rest of that command at ready and known position for quick reference. The entirety of command should be stripped down and chosen solely for their love of country and ability to move into combat at a moment’s notice. There are no requirements for garden parties and the other frills such as performance at charity balls or other social ills. Such commanders should be religious, Zionist or both with the Zionism being a main requirement as they are best suited for trust to be centered within and being religious grants one deeper insight to the solutions required though one still performs their duty at the behest and under the set goals and limitations directed by the civilian governance. Such generals need understand that any command received is meant to be executed immediately if not sooner unless directed otherwise. This will necessitate a reassessment of the current General Staff and their replacement, as it has been found that those currently serving are lacking in any manner of intestinal fortitude or desire to serve the nation of Israel and its founding Zionist spirit. As goes the General Staff goes the military. If the commanders are soft and indecisive or lack in love of country, then the troops will reflect the same. This is why the General Staff need be religious and Zionist with love of Torah, love of Hashem, love of Israel, and lastly most obedient of the commands to settle the lands that Hashem has gifted to us to care for as these are the lands of Hashem. This need be the central reason for the IDF which is included in the motto, “Honor, Torah, Israel, People, Zion and Yerushalayim.”

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

April 2, 2016

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