Beyond the Cusp

June 27, 2016

The Offer Israel Must Refuse

 

Thanks to Caroline B. Glick for her article Obama’s Money and Israel’s Sovereignty and her careful and complete dissecting of the Defense Spending Offer from the White House and flushing out the implications. To sum up briefly what Caroline B. Glick related, one should still go read her article as it offers more than stated here, please. The offer is large and fully sufficient presumably providing that nothing too unforeseen might arise. The difficulties stem largely if Israel was in a delicate position where secrecy was required to do a mission for which some tactical backup might become necessary and prudence would require that arrangements be made to procure additional military purchase. Israel would be required to work through the White House and should the White House refuse then there would be no going to Congress and no recourse. Congress would also be prevented from overstepping White House decision nor could Congress alter the program in any manner. Lastly, only the President would be capable of making any adjustments forcing Israel to garner White House approval before any military actions even should Israel be attacked. The final straw is that Israel would no longer be permitted to use United States funding on domestically produced military equipment. This would result in the virtual collapse of Israeli defense spending and research and development.

 

Caroline Glick did not probe deeply in laying blame and delved largely into the ramifications and reasons that the deal must be refused and why she feared the Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu would believe he had to accept this deal or face living without any deal and the potential that refusing this deal could lead to an even worse offer coming down the road from the next United States President whether it turn out to be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Rather, we will look at the advantages of not having a deal with the United States with a slightly different slant. The obvious advantage, as Caroline Glick stated, is it would allow for additional jobs as this would require Israel to start producing her own weapons systems, ammunitions and other military related systems, clothing and support vehicles and other requirements. All of that is true and is of great importance but is nothing compared to what it could mean and the advantages those options would produce which are both fascinating and encouraging.

 

One of the first items is that the many anti-rocket, anti-missile and anti-projectiles of all sorts which Israel is currently developing with a number of United States companies such as Raytheon will continue to be developed and any funding required by the United States companies would then be required to come from the United States and any developments and discoveries made by Israeli companies such as IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) would remain as Israeli property and not automatically licensed to the United States companies working with the Israeli companies unless such were identified in any contract. Israel has likely provided the United States far more technological inventions, discoveries, designs, software programs, software hardware systems and subsystems, sensors, drones, avionics and countless other benefits even down to the most basic and simple as to appear as an obvious means to manage what had been perplexing some of the greatest military development minds in the United States and was solved by an innovative Israeli pilot with a quick trip to an auto parts store. The difficulty escaping all the great minds on both sides of the planet was seeing when somebody is coming up behind an F-16 Jet Fighter in a firefight and the Israeli pilot installed a rally rearview mirror on the Jet choosing one which was aerodynamic so as to reduce drag. If we remember correctly he used the side view mirror of a 1969 Mustang. Sometimes solution just present themselves and those kind are often sourced by the seemingly obvious which never occurred to anyone but were so obvious afterwards. There were still a number of months and numerous modifications to the mirror to justify the million plus probably spent to perfect the aerodynamics as the F-16 does fly a little faster than even the Mustang Mach I Cobra.

 

F16 with After Modification Rear-view Mirrors

F16 with After Modification Rear-view Mirrors

 

Looking back at the one large item in the Israeli arsenal, the Merkava Main Battle Tanks, one sees a system which has throughout its numerous renditions held its own in trials against comparable heavy battle tanks from Europe, Russia and the United States. Israel has made some astounding developments in rifle and sidearm technologies. IMI Israeli Military Industries has introduced the Iron Fist System for protecting anything from a tank to a truck to a bunker and anything else as shown below in the video. The second video is about the Delilah missile which is a very special air-to-ground with standoff and loiter capabilities, and has ship or ground launch variants. Israeli weapons and weapons systems are so diverse and varied that Future Weapons ended up dedicating a week’s worth of shows, many of which can be found on You Tube. They vary from such simple ideas as a gun which can be fired around corners using a camera looking down the sited and a small screen to the Iron Dome missile intercept systems and a defensive weapon which detects incoming RPGs and literally slices the nose off the projectile defusing it through decapitation. And Israel has had a long list of weapons and weapons improvements. It was the Israelis who took the Sherman Tanks from World War II and swapped out the engine for a supercharged diesel engine and swapped the underpowered main gun with a modernized 105mm cannon firing high speed projectiles, a system given to the United States extending the useful life of the Sherman Tank with what became known as the Super Sherman. Israel has been made by treaties to share most of their technology with the United States who immediately use the best and upgrade it for their troops. This sharing has proven not to be a two way street as much as the price Israel pays in order to be favored when the United States feels generous.

 

 

 

There is an argument put forth that the United States has always been there for Israel from 1948 on. That is a nice sounding lie if you are an American looking to feel good but a pernicious lie which many Israelis find a bitter pill to swallow. That is because it is such a lie which leaves out ignoring much of the real history. The United States took a hands off approach to the Genocidal Arab invasions into Israel in 1948 placing an arms embargo on the Jewish State and it is claimed also the Arab States except that many America Arms ended up on the Arab nations’ sides as war surplus was sold to these nations though denied to Israel. After the cease-fire lines were set did the United States finally sell Israel some Sherman Tanks and other weapons demanding that any improvements Israel might make to the weapons had to be shared with the United States. It was not until after the Six Day War that the United States started fully backing Israel. This is claimed was due to the Israeli victory in that war and had nothing to do with preventing Israel from completing their trials and manufacture of the Lavi Jet fighter which could have competed with the F-16 in world arms trade which Israel agreed to stop development in exchange for a sweet weapons deal of F-16s and F-15s and a promise of supply when needed. President Obama is not the first President to withhold weapons which Israel was due during a war as President Nixon played that game on the advice of Henry Kissinger so as to make Israel more pliable in any solution to the Yom Kippur War. It has long been the United States’ position, or at least the State Department’s position, that Israel be squeezed back within its 1949 armistice lines and possibly further to the United Nations’ 1947 division that the Arabs refused, choosing invading instead. The United States had been as much a hindrance as an ally when Israel has been in the lurch and needing help now and not in a few weeks. Such situations have almost always been used by the United States to apply pressures to prevent a complete Israeli victory and save the Arab nations and please the Saudis always trying to make Israel as weak as possible as the Israelis will manage another win and if not return to wander the Earth hated and despised, blamed for every ill and hunted down and murdered whenever things went poorly. That is how friendship is defined.

 

Simply put, this new arms and military support doctrine is yet another means by which the United States is attempting to place Israel between a rock and the Presidency where the President will be in a position to literally all but disarm Israel making her far more pliable and thus being able to make Israel sit up and pay mind to her overlords. This is much more than a bad deal, this is slavery to the whims of the American Presidents, something that President Obama like Presidents Nixon, Eisenhower, Truman and all before him have proven cannot be trusted to be our friends as much as the great equalizers. Israel cannot afford equal any longer as rockets make size more important than ever before. Perhaps it is time to cut ties with the United States, finish out any agreements and become a lone broker of our future and go it alone if that is what it will take. We are sure Israel can design and build any weapons system of the future as we have designed so many for others in the past. Going it alone would provide Israel an advantage in employment, technology, and weapons systems which the rest of the world could only dream of possessing. That is our faith in Israel’s ability to shine on her own and find the means to surpass anything she might have achieved attached at the hip to the United States State Department, an Arabist institution if there ever was one and a definite hater of all things Israel. No, we need to cut the umbilical cord as it is way past time to do so. We broke from French partnership and now we need make our relations with the United States into a two way street where our minds and their developments will bear a cost and not be taken freely by treaty any further. We will make discoveries and developments for us and by us and in the end built by us and sold if we choose to whom we choose and not be a subsidiary of the United States arms market. That should be the future of Israel and not a vassal state. This is our path for the future as the United States proved untrustworthy once again and the next time might prove fatal and thus cannot be permitted even the chance of destroying our lives and worse, the lives of our children and their children. This deal should be answered, “Thanks but no thanks.”

 

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May 19, 2016

Peace Farce Being Pushed Again

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Mahmoud Abbas has been a busy beaver running to and fro pleading for anybody to press Israel and squeeze more concessions which he can gather for free and brag that he is the hero of the people. He has been pressing the French with a modicum of fruitfulness. He recently ran off to Cairo pestering President Sisi to also press for a renewal of a peace he will never accept. Abbas has no ability to accept anything less than the complete obliteration of the Jewish State, Israel, or as he refers to it, the Zionist Entity. Mahmoud Abbas has made it clear to the Arab world that he is aware that the only peace he will allow is for the replacement of Israel with an Arab state and the Jews liquidated. This is the only promise Abbas feels he need honor and any agreement with anyone else including the French, Sisi, the United States, The United Nations and any other entity are to be a ruse towards reaching the desired end of Israel and that is the only truth. But Sisi has enough on his plate and needed Abbas pressing like he needs a hole in his head. Possibly just to clear his plate of this annoyance or possibly in earnest desire to do what is right Sisi made a statement pressing for a restart of the “Peace Process.” Now the circus begins anew and Israel can only now attempt to mitigate this renewed threat taking as little damage as possible.

 

The immediate reaction to Sisi’s pressured request has been as expected. Mahmoud Abbas is delighted and immediately took to demanding that Israel prepare to restart the peace process and take the required steps to allow for the negotiations to begin. This is not what many will think it is as it is most definitely not a demand to schedule a meeting as that had been offered and on the table for the last sixty years if only the Palestinians desired peace rather than conquest. This desire for Israel to prepare for negotiations actually means for Israel to start making offers of concessions until Abbas decides which concessions he desires to accept and may even add a few suggestions of his own. He might even renew his demand that Israel permit a land connection between Gaza and Ramallah a mile wide across Israel as dividing the two Palestinian entities is unfair to any who have family in both sides. That such a grant would divide Israel in half separating the north from the south is, of course, of no consequence as only Abbas and the Palestinian desires to be considered valid and Israeli rights as secondary. That has been the basic rule of the game when the outside world intervenes and takes to pressing for progress, a word which has come to mean Israeli concessions and Abbas lies and deceptions accepted as progress.

 

But Abbas was not the only one pleased with this request. Another took full advantage of the ploy to pry concessions from Israel in a naked political maneuver hoping to gain advantage in any coming election at the potential cost of the safety of the nation. This advantage was pressed by the leader of the minority party leader, the Labor Party leader Yitzhak Herzog. This was of no surprise as Yitzhak Herzog has never missed any opportunity to direct pressures against the government and risks the safety of the Israeli public if he can make any political points. The real shame of Herzog and his jumping excitedly on this Abbas attack on Israel is made all the worse as the mood of the peoples of Israel as proven in the last election and has only deepened has been towards the Zionist and nationalist camp as well as becoming more religious. Herzog and his party are socialists and internationalist and has teamed up with Tzipi Livni and her party, which has all but collapsed, and in an attempt to mislead the public adopted the name “Zionist Union” despite being anything but Zionist and running claiming to be the peace party which could lead Israel and the Palestinian Entities, Hamas and Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, to a peace agreement and willing to make whatever painful sacrifice necessary for peace. Perhaps he is not aware that to make peace he would need to sacrifice the entire nation but if that is true then he is completely unaware of reality or is being deceitful, neither of which is a good qualification for leading the nation.

 

Abbas Speech in Geneva October 28 2015 to Human Rights Council Demanding Peacekeeping Forces to Guard Terrorists Stabbing Israelis

Abbas Speech in Geneva October 28 2015 to Human Rights Council
Demanding Peacekeeping Forces to Guard Terrorists Stabbing Israelis

 

 

 

Abbas United Nations Math which takes year 2015 subtract his desired 67 years erasing history to 1948 before Israel founded

Then there is the French call for a peace conference to discuss the Israel Palestinian Peace Process where they have pressed for numerous countries to send representatives to make discussions as to what steps need to be explored for restarting the peace negotiations. It has been rumored that a number of Arab nations are sending representatives as well as many European nations, all of which are at best questionable in any list of friends of Israel. Further, the United States is debating having Secretary of State Kerry giving the French initiative the boost of their participation. There is one country which has been expressly not invited and will not be admitted even if they desired to join the confab, Israel. What devilish schemes are going to be considered that Israel is expressly excluded from a peace conference under the banner of making peace between the Arab world and Israel starting with the Palestinians where everybody is welcome except Israel? Israel should make it known that they will not be considering anything coming out of the French initiative without allowing the Israeli public and their representatives in the Knesset and the Prime Minister and his Cabinet have reviewed and seriously considered any and all consequences of the prospective solutions.

 

The one item which appears to have escaped everybody was the offers already made in the past which during the peace talks sponsored by President Clinton had been told by Yasser Arafat he would accept and after pressing Israeli Prime minister Ehud Barak to accept the night before. When President Clinton and Secretary of State Albright presented Arafat with the deal he had told President Clinton he would accept just twelve hours or so earlier, Arafat replied by stalking out of the talks refusing to return or make any further demands returning to Ramallah and starting the Second Intifada which murdered over a thousand Israelis and injured innumerably more. Since then there have been at least four more offers made which were comparable or even surpassing that deal and all have been refused out of hand. All included sharing Jerusalem between the two states as their Capital. All included ninety-five percent of Judea and Samaria with equal land swaps making up the remainder. All were thought by the United States to be sufficient to initially meet with their approval. All were rejected by Mahmoud Abbas as insufficient without so much as even a hint at what would be acceptable. All were then declared as failures by Israel to make sufficient sacrifice for peace by the media and all of Europe, the United Nations and even the formerly approving representatives of the United States.

 

Left Side Depicts World's View of Two States While Right Side Depicts Abbas' and Arabs' view of Two State Where Jewish State is Dispersed Throughout Europe America and Western Nations

Left Side Depicts World’s View of Two States,
While Right Side Depicts Abbas’ and Arabs’ view
of Two State Where Jewish State is Dispersed
Throughout Europe America and Western Nations

 

Why Israel should even pretend to accept such overtures knowing that Abbas will never make peace and any agreement made Abbas demands that terror attacks be continued, demands for more sacrifices from Israel meaning giving up land that the Palestinians never resided on, knowing that in the Palestinian schools they teach the children that they are from cities and towns inside Israel and that they will return to their homes which in most cases never existed, and knowing that the world would gladly sacrifice Israel in the hope it would spare them future terrorist attacks, which is beyond any reasonable doubt as proven by past actions and statements. Why the world is even wasting time and effort would be beyond understanding except that it is the worst kept secret that they would sacrifice Israel for even the lie that it would protect them from future Islamic terror or subversive acts as part of a civilizational jihad. Israel need save the world from their own foolishness as the truth is that Israel is the stopper in the bottle between the Islamic world and Europe and the rest of the world. Israel may not prevent some incursions by terror but Israel does make such less likely as Israel by her existence is the first target on their list. Further, Israel provides the best intelligence by which some attacks are prevented though an attack prevented never makes any news and thus no news is good news. News of such might compromise the avenues by which the intelligence was acquired, thus no news is doubly good news as it allows for future times of no news being good news. Unfortunately, the aims of these peace initiatives are to make news which eventually will bring bad news as such news serves simply to aggravate the problems and agitate hidden terrorist potentials. The world would be better served by allowing direct negotiations to take place when the Arab leadership is willing to honestly approach a real peace and not just another attempt to destroy Israel first and Europe next. Pray that somebody somewhere comes to their senses and prevents more damage than has already been accomplished.

 

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