Beyond the Cusp

February 18, 2015

ISIS Must be Confronted Before They Spread Further

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Back a couple of weeks, Boko Haram terrorists shot and burned to death at least 91 civilians in a new front within Cameroon. Ever since announcing their allegiance with ISIS, Boko Haram has expanded their campaign of horror making their initial incursions into Chad and renewed their targeting of Cameroon as well as their never ending horrors in Nigeria. Their horrors have terrified civilians with even the mention of their strikes coming ever closer to new towns, especially those with western styled schools which Boko Haram, true to their name which translates to Western Education is Haram, unholy and forbidden, as they have burned numerous schools after shooting students and teachers alike, kidnapping young girls and then securing the remaining captives within a small building and setting it aflame burning the final victims in as horrific a manner as they are able. This has emboldened other terrorist entities which have expressed their support of ISIS and their adoption of allying with ISIS and recognizing them as the rightful representatives of the coming Caliphate and their subservience to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the new Caliph and the chosen one to lead all of Sunni Islam in their renewed and final quest to place the entirety of the world under Islamic rule with the application of Sharia throughout the globe. There was the recent beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya by some group claiming allegiance with ISIS. This was just the latest group that announced their allegiance to ISIS by conducting some barbaric slaughter of innocents.

 

The central core group of ISIS in Iraq yesterday murdered 45 Iraqis by burning them alive in the town of Al-Baghdadi, Iraq. Col. Qasim al-Obeidi of the Iraqi military told the media that the identities of the victims have yet to be ascertained. As of the latest reports yesterday, the compound housing the families of security personnel as well as local officials is now under siege by ISIS forces. The town of Al-Baghdadi has been under siege itself for months before finally falling last Thursday and is a mere eight kilometers from Ain al-Asad airbase, where 320 US Marines are training the Iraqi army’s 7th Division and had come under assault by ISIS over the weekend but were fortunately able to repel the assault forcing the ISIS forces to retreat back to the area around the town of Al-Baghdadi. The murder by ISIS of the 45 Iraqis was a serious and horrific event made all the worse in that they were incinerated by the ISIS barbarous terrorists, an event at least as barbarous as the incineration of the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh who they had captured after his F-16 fighter jet was shot down, the first such shoot down since the coalition air campaign began. This has become the signature method being used from all of the terror outfits claiming allegiance to ISIS because, apparently, merely beheading their victims apparently is not horrific enough and does not sufficiently infuriate and strike fear to the rest of the world. The ISIS affiliated monsters are aiming for the most horrific and dehumanizing methods used purely to be the revolting and appalling while producing the greatest amount of fear in their target regions, both the western society and the areas directly at threat from their forces. The burning of the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh and the beheading of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya has succeeded in producing a reaction, a reaction which should be produced the world over, but thus far only generated a reaction from the King Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein of Jordan and his subjects as well as President Sisi of Egypt; each leader promising to make the ISIS aligned terrorists pay for their inhumanity in slaughtering their countrymen in horrific and dehumanizing fashion which was revolting and abhorrent to them and the nations populations.

 

The question that the Jordanian President, the Egyptian President, the peoples of Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and countless others are asking themselves is what exactly it will take to arouse the wills of the people around the world and especially with the nations with the military might to defeat the ever growing terrorist forces allying with ISIS, a change in attitude which has yet to even show the slightest indication it is a force of will that is even sparked, let alone spreading a demand like wildfire. The longer that the world waits before addressing this noxious pestilence the more difficult the warfare and the greater the cost in treasure and lives any conflict to destroy the numerous and growing scourge will take. Meanwhile, the United States Congress has been requested to grant President Obama a limited and peculiar use of American military might which the President calls Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF and decided to be pronounced Oomph by people in Washington D.C. or New York or wherever trends are given their accepted pronunciations). The AUMF legislation requests that the authorization to use force against terrorists which was granted to President George W. Bush after the attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and another Washington D.C. target by Flight 93 which the passengers fought back causing the terrorists to crash the plane in a field in southwestern Pennsylvania and replace it with a new authorization. This new AUMF has some peculiarities which have many in the Congress spooked and confused which will probably have Congress questioning the parameters seeking clarifications on the particulars in the legislation before them. The AUMF seeks to allow for continued United States participation in efforts to degrade ISIS capabilities through airstrikes, training forces in Iraq and Syria with all actions limited to three years and with no restriction as to locations where such authorization for use of military force might be restricted calling for targeting any “associated persons or forces.” It has been reported that the Republicans are planning to seek stronger and more expansive powers and removal of any time limitations concerning the use of force to defeat and destroy ISIS forces wherever they may be found while the Democrats seek to add additional limitations to assure that there can never be ground forces utilized against ISIS, probably to include special forces, the only boots on the ground the White House had mentioned they might consider deploying. Whatever the end results, the clarifications and alterations to the President’s request promises to take months before everybody will be able to agree and pass appropriate legislation which will provide the limitations the President desires and the allowance for use of additional levels of force even to include the possibility for boots on the ground as well as the removal of the three years limitation after which new legislation would be required even to continue the air campaign or training of Iraqi, Syrian or other troops or forces. This diddling around and parsing of time tables, language and extents for use of force will only serve to strengthen ISIS with the addition of who knows how many additional terrorist entities as well as the swelling of their core forces in Syria and Iraq which have been detected to be receiving thousands if not tens of thousands of new recruits almost every week. The one limitation of ISIS which gives them a weakness which can be exploited has been their lack of air power. This is simply due to not having sufficient pilots as they have captured two airbases and has gained a number of aircraft but simply ISIS had nobody who can fly them with any degree of competence. That begs the question of how long before we see pilots landing at the airbases under ISIS control and offering their special abilities granting ISIS with the airpower they lack. Such an addition would make ISIS a far more deadly force to be reckoned with and far more devastating with capabilities to soften targets before assaulting with ground forces.

 

There has been an additional potential of a growing threat by ISIS to work to replace Hamas and Fatah and replacing the Palestinian Authority with their claiming that the current forces under the Palestinian Authority, according to a pamphlet distributed in Gaza, Judea and Samaria last month, was made up of “the rule of tyranny and heresy.” They also called for a holy war, a jihad to depose those impure forces and their leadership such that ISIS could take their place and provide a superior and more Islamic rule fighting against the real enemy, Israel and the Jews and Christians, the infidel. This threat of ISIS comes as Fatah and Hamas have been slowly but surely escalating their levels of internecine violence. The escalating violence has seen numerous cars set on fire with a select number being exploded along with attempted assassinations by both sides but thus far the fighting has remained limited compared to some former disagreements which have caused violence in the past. Where this comes to a head is that there is a distinct possibility that ISIS may be fanning the flames to cause additional violence and escalating the conflict in the hope to have Hamas and Fatah cause each other sufficient damage making it that much easier for ISIS to replace both entities. Israel has already arrested and broken up one ISIS cell which was operating in Judea and Samaria and was preparing to make a strike on Israel which they planned to arrange for Fatah and the Palestinian Authority to take the blame. Should ISIS become the ruling entity in Gaza, Judea and Samaria, then Israel would have little if any choice but to take full control of the entirety of Gaza, Judea and Samaria in order to cleanse it of every last shred of ISIS influence. Israel could not permit nor allow a single day of ISIS rule being declared as the new Palestinian Authority engaging in jihad against Israel. Still, the safe bet is the world would then condemn Israel for fighting to rid the lands bordering Israel from the threats of ISIS. The claim would be that the ISIS forces which were facing off with Israel were the new and improved representatives of the Palestinian lands and Israel should immediately start to approach them in order to open a dialogue through which the establishment of an ISIS state bordering Israel with eastern Jerusalem as their capital city and the Green Line as their border. There would be protestations across all of Western society claiming that the ISIS residing in Gaza, Judea and Samaria was a totally different form of ISIS and has no connections with the real ISIS that the rest of the world is presumably battling. It is a very peculiar thing to watch the world change gears immediately whenever some terror group deploys forces to fight Israel, no matter what else or who else such a group has attacked or is currently fighting, any forces they utilize to fight against Israel become a separate entity which no matter what other problematic offences the parent group or even the actual terrorists fighting against Israel have committed, now that they are engaging Israel all former crimes against humanity are expunged and they are lionized and become the true face of the beleaguered Palestinian peoples. ISIS could easily force Hamas from Gaza and very probably expel Fatah from Judea and Samaria thus taking hold of both sides and claiming the title of savior of the Palestinian people and become the new chosen with whom Israel must engage in the next round of peace talks.

 

With a world that is unable to look an evil straight on and call it what it is, evil, there is little hope that ISIS will be dealt with in any timely manner, and that makes them potentially far more dangerous. What the world needs to face is that right now ISIS has a potential to become a formidable force which will have all the resources for warfare necessary to actually face a modern army but has yet to realize such power. As noted above, the main particular which ISIS is missing is an air force which it may eventually gain. They do not as of yet require any naval forces as they currently are situated at one of the central points in the world where Asia, Europe and Africa all merge. There is an awful lot of land to be brought under the rule of Islam before ISIS would need a naval force. There are some forces which can currently destroy ISIS at its core if they had the will. Turkey could reduce ISIS to dust if they chose to intervene but if ISIS is permitted further growth, then it is going to require far more force to eradicate. Another potential faction of ISIS which remains unknown is how many people could ISIS call to battle who still live within any potential nation or they have assigned to form militias that sit silently just waiting for the order to strike soft targets in any nation possibly causing many leaders to pause and consider if they really want to push fate tempting these hidden jihadists to run amuck within their borders. Such a threat could easily be a real force to have to face, especially when some of these cells consist of youths who had become disaffected with their lives and were secretly brought under control and left in their homeland to strike from within their own communities. Such cells could easily exceed the limits of power held by the police departments in their location. Some cells might even have infiltrated the police so as to weaken their abilities to counter any terrorist threats, especially if the police in the field are given bad information setting up a location for the terrorists’ next strike. ISIS is metastasizing and spreading like a disease throughout the body. ISIS currently has mostly infected parts of the Middle East and is spreading across northern Africa. As long as ISIS is kept from reaching the Saudi Arabian oil fields the Western nations will still have a period of grace before facing real difficulties and thus still be capable of intervening and ending the ISIS threat and follow that up by ending the threats of the many terror cells within their own borders before they grow to become a real threat and menace to their society.

 

The biggest threat would be terror cells that may have infiltrated the police or those who have infiltrated the military. Such cells pose a danger which would be a force multiplier if utilized to their full potential. One only need look at history to realize how a small band which is well organized can become a force which the world might not succeed in defeating such a force. All the dithering and posturizing now will only serve to strengthen ISIS as they grow stronger given more time. Theirs is a long war attitude where they can simply continue to apply force until they finally break their opposition’s ranks of troops granting them a victory and even more important it can provide them with the necessary tools to continue to threaten all of Western civilization. One needs to remember that the Ottoman Empire started with a small core group from northeastern Turkey and spread across most of the Muslim lands and remained a threat until World War I. Their Caliphate lasted through the nineteenth century and could marshal a large force of manpower and was only finally defeated by the combined forces of the allies in World War I. Does the world really desire to allow ISIS to grow to be that powerful? The threat of ISIS needs to be eradicated now while they are still growing and spreading the seeds of Islam, a true and pure Islam which will subjugate their populations constantly growing in strength as those who have fallen to ISIS realize how much they had relied upon their government for the daily necessities such as trash removal, water and electrical service and a myriad of other services and conveniences. The longer the world waits before removing the ISIS threat, the more damage that will be done and at some point ISIS will cross a threshold as they gather strength and become a much greater threat. Nobody knows what that threshold will be, so ISIS will continue to grow and gain more and more followers as they succeed and the world appears to be frightened and loathed to stand against them. This perception is what feeds ISIS and is the visual they are showing the world, a picture which shows the world trembling before the threats of ISIS, it is no wonder that ISIS is gaining recruits in such numbers and gaining the allegiance of so many youths seeking to leave their mark on the world. Stop waiting and extinguish this threat while it is still in its infancy because if it ever reaches full growth it may not be defeated as easily. There is precious little time left and already ISIS has grown to the point they can confront and defeat many of the armies of nations they are currently threatening such as Niger, Cameroon, Chad and many other North African nations. ISIS does pose a real and tangible threat already and is not that far from becoming a formidable threat with the capabilities beyond the power of many of the smaller nations lying before them. The western world with its advanced weapons had best consider how they would desire to face ISIS, do they prefer to keep them at a distance and defeat them or would they prefer ISIS on their border threatening their wives and children? The time to destroy ISIS is now, before they threaten our loved ones.

 

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February 15, 2015

Deadly Lies

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It is not news that the Palestinian Authority plans on charging Israel with war crimes in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for supposed crimes against humanity and war crimes along with whatever else they can dream up, and dream up is what they are doing as facts will prove providing the court cares about the facts and not just striking the target because that target is Israel. One of the charges which has already received the headlines treatment by the constant repeating of the charge that Israel intentionally targeted journalists as part of their information warfare and preventing the truth from being reported by brave journalists covering their atrocities live and in person in Gaza. This charge has been played in the media across Europe and the United States and there have even been lists of accredited journalists released by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Authority. Recently the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (MAITIC) compared the list of journalists repeatedly given to the various media outlets who never seem to lose their hunger for recriminations to report against Israel. What MAITIC discovered was revealing and tells a completely different story from the story told by numerous releases by the Palestinians Authority to every news outlet willing to report their charges without questions, after all, why would Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority lie about Israeli war crimes. It’s not like they would have anything to gain from reporting false information, is there? Well, with the voracious appetite the European and leftist media worldwide who accept virtually any anti-Israeli information without checking as it’s Israel, anything is believable.

 

What MAITIC revealed was that the list of journalists Hamas claimed were killed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during Operation Protective Edge last summer was a complete misrepresentation of the facts. Of the seventeen journalists reportedly killed by the Israelis, at the least eight were found to be on the known terrorist lists between Hamas and Islamic Jihad. This was just the known terrorists from the two largest terror armies operating within Gaza which also include al-Qaeda, ISIS and Fatah who were members of the Palestinian Authority ruling group before Hamas took control in a coup which pushed most of Fatah and Palestinian Authority forces out after a week worth of clashes. Additionally, two of the remainder on the list were not killed by IDF activities but instead died while witnessing Hamas attempt to defuse an IDF explosive round which had not detonated and Associated Press cameraman Simone Camilli from Italy and his local translator died when the round detonated during the defusing attempt which occurred during one of the ceasefires. Hamas would likely try to defuse any dud rounds in order to harvest the explosives and detonating systems within such rounds to use in their improvised explosive devices (IED) to implant along the fence to explode when IDF forces came within range of such devices. What you will not read in much of the coverage about IDF Operation Protective Edge against Hamas, Islamic Jihad and whoever else assisted in the terror war is that the percentage of known terrorists amongst those killed was at least forty-nine-percent. That this approximate fifty-fifty divide between fatalities of terrorists and potentially innocent civilians is completely unprecedented in the history of warfare and was made even more astonishing when one takes into account that Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the other forces used the Gaza civilians as human shields and chose to fight from amongst the civilian infrastructure rather than placing their rocket launchers and military units in the open farmlands. Hamas also broadcast news telling the Gaza civilians that the Israeli warnings about targeting certain areas were lies meant to have them leave the safety of these areas so the Israelis could target them at the places which were being denoted as safe zones. This led some number of Gazan to unfortunately remain in locations the Israelis had given warnings were being targeted. This was just another part of the Hamas strategy to push the civilian casualties as high as possible so as to utilize the body count to club Israel mercilessly in the international media relying on the world media’s proven record to believe any accusations against Israel. The feeding frenzy during the fifty day war where we were subjected to repeated media spokespeople asking over and over ad nauseum where were the Israeli casualties as there were so few Israeli civilian casualties compared to those in Gaza. Below is a video which gives evidence behind some of the most repeated claims against Israeli strikes which destroyed homes, a hospital, an agricultural college and an entire neighborhood explaining the realities which are all too often not reported even when the media reporters are fully aware of the realities as their desired story is not supported by reality so reality must be altered and the truths buried and shamed by hyperbole.

 

 

 

 

 

These questions were completely phony as the newscasters knew exactly the reasons for the difference between the casualty numbers. The Israeli Iron Dome antimissile systems were effective even beyond anybody’s wildest expectations with the possible exception of the systems’ designers against the despicable tactic of Hamas to maximize the number of Gazan civilians they placed in harm’s way. The desire was sickenly obvious, the media desired to incite anti-Israeli propaganda making it appear that the Israelis were aiming at civilian targets in Gaza while Hamas and Islamic Jihad had avoided aiming to cause Israeli civilian casualties despite their knowing the exact opposite was the reality but they were refusing to report the truth and saw an opportunity to use the numbers as a weapon to drub Israel repeatedly and they utilized it. Now that the truth is emerging we will see how many of these same media news organizations will report these numbers and set the record straight and refute their lies from the past summer. My bet is none will take the opportunity to come clean and instead are waiting for the Palestinian charges to be filed with the ICC so that they can trot out the disparity in civilian casualty figure all over again hoping to influence the ICC while setting up their astonishment act when the ICC finds Israel not to have committed the crimes the media has bet their reputations and believability over. They cannot ever report the truth as they are fully invested in the hate Israel rhetoric and willing to lie all the way to their own damnation when people finally realize the truth. Time will tell if the Palestinian Authority will actually file charges with the ICC or if their plan is simply to repeatedly release press notifications of their immediate intentions to file charges for this IDF crime or that IDF crime and simply play the media echo chamber for all it’s worth, and if past performance is any gauge, they will have a long but hopefully unprofitable run. One might think that the media would get tired of being played, but we have a theory, the media is doing the conducting and the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the rest are doing the playing and the concert will likely never end. Perhaps this kind of fiasco in reporting all the news that’s unfounded for printing (or broadcasting) that has caused the loss in believability news casting has taken. The Palestinian effectiveness in pushing lies through the media for years upon years on end was one of the reasons that Brian Williams thought he could, how do we put this, Palestinianize his experiences and get away with it.

 

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February 12, 2015

Are European Governments Accusations of Colonialism True?

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The title is an interesting question no matter which direction you take aim, at Israeli building beyond the Green Line or perhaps other kinds of building beyond the Green Line. The European Union and numerous European governments’ claims against Israeli building beyond the Green Line, even within Jerusalem which Israel has annexed and granted citizenship with one guard in that they are allowed to vote in local elections for Jerusalem government positions including Mayor and the parliament but are restricted for now from voting in national elections until after the final borders have been set by negotiations and then further rights will be decided. Whether any building beyond the Green Line by Israel is colonialism or simply building on lands initially proposed as areas Israel would retain depends on a number of agreements and definitions. If you base your definitions on International Law then you might be surprised that according to treaties established after World War I and before the League of Nations and which set up the Mandate System which set certain lands to be reserved for establishing certain states for different populations, then you might want to read the San Remo Agreement which set up the British Mandate in order to establish a Jewish state. The British Mandate extended from the Mediterranean Sea to the western border of Iraq and from the French Mandate lands to the north and to Egypt and Saudi Arabia in the south. This was set aside for the Jewish state where by the dictates of the San Remo Agreement the Jewish state was to be a place reserved for the homeland of the Jewish people with provisions that any other people residing within the Mandate lands were entitled to religious freedom, freedom of speech, respected integrity of land ownership and other freedoms with the singular exception of political rights which were to remain under control of the Jewish leadership once the British determined there was sufficient Jewish presence to retain political and legal control over the lands.

 

This is where things became interesting. A few years into the British Mandate the numbers of Arabs moving into the Mandate areas was growing attracted by the promising increase in the economic activity which had begun growing in the second half of the Nineteenth Century with the initial outset of the Zionist movement and Jews starting to return to their ancestral homelands. The returning Jews added to an already healthy Jewish majority within Jerusalem, a presence and majority which stretched back almost three thousand years as these were Jews who had resided in Jerusalem since before the invasion by Alexander the Great and remained in Jerusalem surviving the atrocities and attempt to disperse the Jewish people to the far flung edges of the Roman Empire so as to punish them and destroy the Jewish people for all future time. The British under the name of Winston Churchill offered the Zionist Congress, the legal Jewish governance within and without of the British Mandate lands, a proposition where the British would be permitted to establish an Arab state for the Palestinian Arabs east of the Jordan River while the lands west of the Jordan River on to the Mediterranean Sea would remain inviolate for the Jewish state into the future and this would also allow the British to be able to make good on their promise to the Hashemite Family to give them lands to rule in exchange for their assistance in World War I, a promise probably made by T. E. Lawrence. The Zionist took the offer despite it reallocating over three-quarters (78%) of the British Mandate leaving them a narrow strip hugging the Mediterranean Sea as it was to their advantage to grant the Arabs their own lands thus they would be better situated to reach a majority population more readily. At this time the British referenced the Jews by calling them Palestinians and the Arabs were called Arabs or Egyptians, Syrians (the largest percentage of the Arab population as Syrian lands under the Ottoman Empire included all of both the French and British Mandates), Turks, Iraqis, Saudis, Tunisians, Yemeni, and other tribal names or even Arab Palestinians, in the case of mixed parentage which was rather common as time passed. By these stipulations the world’s scrambling and screaming to see who can be first to force a new Arab nation west of the Jordan River next to Israel and on as much land as is humanly possible are all working against International Law and many, if not all, of them are fully aware of this deceit.

 

But what if one believes the claims that an Arab state belongs sharing the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea with Israel because Gaza and Judea and Samaria (called the “West Bank” by Jordan during their illegal occupation after the invasion to destroy the Jewish state after its birth in 1948) were never a part of Israel proper? This also gets into problems the further one peals back the layers of the onion. Let’s look a little deeper and see how it was the Gaza, Judea and Samaria became believed to be rightful Arab lands. Before Israel was born there was a decision made by the United Nations General Assembly recommending a means of the forming of two states starting on May 15, 1948, with one being Jewish and one being Arab. This resolution was like every other resolution out of the General Assembly of the United Nations, a simple suggestion which in order to be binding must be accepted by all parties to the resolution. This resolution was made to the Zionist Congress as the Jewish organization pertaining to the Jewish establishment of a state and the Arab League as the representatives of any Arab interests in forming a state. The Zionist Congress agreed while the Arab League refused the resolution as they had very different plans, they were going to take the entire area and divide it amongst Syria, Egypt and Jordan. This is where things get confusing. With the rejection by the Arab League there was no longer any claim calling for the placement of an Arab state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and all plans now reverted to the state under International Law. As we know from the above, International Law granted these lands to a Jewish state unless the Jewish interests decided otherwise and despite the Jewish legal body being willing to allow the General Assembly Resolution, that dissolved as soon as the Arab League refused and Israel, as the Jewish state, now became the sole rightful nation as of May 15, 1948 over all the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. So, why is there any contesting of this now?

 

When May 15, 1948, rolled around there were over a half dozen Arab national armies consisting of but not limited to Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the forces under the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini (who had spent almost all of World War II in Berlin or other areas of the Nazi controlled Europe and made frequent broadcasts calling for the Arabs to rise up and vanquish the British forces in Egypt and British Mandate lands) some forces from Pakistan and Sudan as well as numerous militias and other forces all crammed into the lands surrounding the nascent state of Israel. After a number of cease fires and reigniting of hostilities, the fighting came to a final halt on the different fronts as Israel finally reaching a ceasefire armistice with Egypt on February 24, 1949, Lebanon on March 23, 1949, Jordan on April 3, 1949, and Syria on July 20. 1949. The United Nations finalized the borders by combining the separate Armistice Agreements and melded all these items together and established the “Green Line” which still is used by many as if it has some meaning other than this is where the front lines were when the fighting ended in 1949. Upon the insistence of the numerous Arab powers and the Arab League the “Green Line” was to be denoted as an armistice line and was to never at any time to be construed as a border defining Israel or any other surrounding or bordering state as doing so would have been tantamount to recognizing Israel as an actual and recognizable state, a fact the Arab forces and governments were loath to allow by any means, thus technically the only boundaries which have ever define Israel as having a border are those of the San Remo Conference which defined the borders for the Jewish state as Iraq to the Mediterranean Sea, or if preferred, by the Churchill White Paper which defined the boundaries for Israel into perpetuity as the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea with Lebanon and Syria to the north and Saudi Arabia and Egypt to the south. Following the end of the War to vanquish the nascent state of Israel and slaughter its Jews before they can even breathe the air for a single day, a war that raged for approximately two years if the skirmishes which began even before the November 29, 1947 vote of the United Nations General Assembly for the formation of the state of Israel was even taken, there is even more to the story to be told.

 

Egypt retained Gaza but never annexed it and recognized it as occupied land partially as they were uninterested in ruling over the area as they found it to pose more problems and caused them more difficulties than they felt it was worth as it had little to offer as far as economics was concerned. Jordan, on the other hand, held the areas of Judea and Samaria and was very interested in the good rich lands and the potentials it had so they not only annexed them but renamed it the “West Bank” so as to remove the reminder that these were ancient Jewish lands of Judea and Samaria, two names dating and referencing back to Torah as well as the Old Testament and also the New Testament. Jordan also realized what importance there was to the Jewish people that they did not possess the Old City and Temple Mount locations of the city of Jerusalem and that by denying the Jews even the right of access or visitation that they were causing the Jewish people grief and pain. For over seventeen years that Egypt held Gaza and Jordan held the “West Bank” there was absolutely no mention of using these lands, either separately or together, to form a Palestinian state or an Arab state by any name. Further, of the entire world only two nations recognized the annexation of the “West Bank” which were Great Britain and Pakistan; not even a single Arab state recognized the annexation, and only Pakistan amongst the over fifty Muslim majority nations ever recognized it. The fact was that both Gaza and Judea and Samaria were seen for what they were, occupied lands; and from whom were they occupied, Israel of course as per the San Remo Conference and the Churchill White Papers. This becomes important later, but first there is another interesting subject into which we should delve.

 

The interesting date we will want to cover is the day the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) with Yasser Arafat as its leader and beside him as his number two man was Mahmoud Abbas and this all occurred on May 28, 1964. Let us go so far as to quote the Palestine Facts web site at“http://www.palestinefacts.org/” at their page which tells us all about their original designs where they claim, “Since Jordan controlled Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) including East Jerusalem, and Egypt controlled the Gaza Strip at the time the PLO was founded, the PLO was committed to the dissolution of Israel, mainly through the use of armed force.” So, the PLO was originally founded under the premise their mission was to destroy Israel and take over all of Israel for at least the three years before the Six Day War in June of 1967 when after Egypt had set a naval blockade preventing Israeli use of the Straits of Tiran, cutting off the Israeli southern port of Eilat from exiting the Red Sea and accessing Asia and Africa which was defined, after Gamal Abdel Nasser had included closing the Straits of Tiran along with the Suez Canal during the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis as a casus belli for war, and massing troops on the Sinai-Negev border and Syria had massed troops along the Golan Heights bordering Israel and Nasser was broadcasting day and night on television and radio in both Syria and Egypt, two nations temporarily unified as the United Arab Republic (UAR) that the Israelis reacted to the acts of war and initially engaged Egypt and then Syria when Syrian troops swept down off the Golan Heights. Soon thereafter Jordan stated their intent to attack Israel quoting reports from Egypt and Syria claiming their great victories and how their forces were approaching Tel Aviv and would soon meet and finish off the rest of Israel after taking Tel Aviv. Israel warned and pleaded with Jordan not to believe the Egyptian and Syrian propaganda and that they were all lies and actually Israel was winning on both fronts. Jordan took the Israeli pleading as a sign of weakness and proof of Israeli defeat and Jordan declared war. As history reports, at the end of the June 1967 Six Day War Israel controlled the Golan Heights, the Sinai Peninsula and had liberated Gaza from Egypt and Judea and Samaria (West Bank) from Jordan. It was three years and a month after the founding of the PLO (there have been reports that the PLO was originally hatched months before during a KGB meeting somewhere in Moscow where the KGB drafted a known operative whom they could control, Yasser Arafat, to head the operation and the KGB also approved of Mahmoud Abbas and several other Arab operatives they trusted to assist in the planning and other duties and the KGB funded much of the PLO operations and gave them provisions) that Israel gained possession of Judea and Samaria which they technically liberated as they initially belonged to Israel before she lost them in the 1948-1949 War of Independence which was really a war initiated by the Arab League with the intention of totally destroying the new Jewish entity, later to be referred to as the Zionist entity by the enemies of Israel. After the Six Day War the PLO did not change their Charter and their mission remained the total destruction of Israel.

 

Move forward many hundreds of terror attacks later and after the end of the First Intifada to Monday September 13, 1993, to the White House lawn and there with President William Jefferson Clinton and his ever-present wide smile we find PLO chief terrorist Yasser Arafat and Israeli President Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin meeting, shaking hands and both signing the Oslo Accords which recognized the PLO being transformed into the Palestinian Authority and the PLO was to amend their charter to remove the stipulation for the destruction of Israel and replacing it with verbiage recognizing the right of Israel to exist as the state for the Jewish People. Well, guess that little amending part and rewriting the charter such that destruction of became recognition of Israel and further, Israel as the home for the Jewish People never came to fruition which means that the Oslo Accords never were officially enacted. There was one meeting a few years later attended by an American team where the Palestinian legislature assigned a team to investigate the means by which the charter might be amended to meet the requirements of the Oslo Accords thus making them active which satisfied the Americans that the charter would finally be amended. Wrong again as the PLO charter, which acts as the charter for the Palestinian Authority, never did get amended and that committee never met either. But what if Oslo Accords were actually initiated as everybody believes such that it may as well have been honestly enacted as does it matter now as it took on a life of its own. That, too depends on how much of a stickler for the facts one chooses to be, and when it comes to International Law and international treaties come into play.

 

But let’s humor the concept that the Oslo Accords were validated; what did they actually set up? The Oslo Accords separated Judea and Samaria into thee sectors, Area A, Area B and Area C. The entirety of Oslo recognized that Israel had actually met every demand and stipulation of the United Nations resolutions after the Six Day War and even went further after the end of the Yom Kippur War of 1973 where Israel after the fighting ended had to pull back from their front line which was well on its way to taking Damascus holding position half the way there from the Golan Heights but Israel withdrew back to the Golan Heights, the front lines at the end of the 1967 Six Day War that Israel held and against Egypt Israel had crossed the Suez Canal and was approaching the Nile River at the furthest points of their front lines but after the fighting ceased Israel heeded the demands from the United States, Russia and many European nations and others retreating back across the Suez Canal and forfeiting any control over the Suez Canal despite holding the entirety of the western bank of the canal. When Israel had returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt Israel had returned lands retaining those lands deemed necessary for Israeli defense to be secure. Many nations in the 1970s believed and supported the idea that for Israel to be secure within her borders that this meant Israel retaining all of Judea and Samaria, but things change. The three areas the lands were divided into were denoted as per how it was viewed they would end up being divided after negotiations were completed, which was to take all of three years. Area A was placed under complete security and governmental control of the Palestinian Authority. This placed Yasser Arafat as the ruling person over Area A where there would presumably be elections regularly to choose the leadership over the areas under Palestinian governance. Area B was under Palestinian governance and joint security with both Palestinian and Israeli security being shared and with mutual assistance. Area C which included all of East Jerusalem was under Israel governance and security control with no control of any sort granted the Palestinian Arabs, this area was presumed to become an integral part of Israel, period. What this means is that Israel is free to settle anywhere they please in Area C of Judea and Samaria which includes East Jerusalem. It is only the fact that near the beginning of his first term as President of the United States that President Obama spoke clearly and intentionally, it is our opinion that there was no mistake made or that President Obama was not fully versed and cognizant of the ramification of what he said, he was clear and precise with his choice of words and meant every syllable as he stated, “We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.” This changed the entire outlook overnight and it took Mahmoud Abbas no time before he called for meetings with his top officials, signaled his willingness to start negotiation immediately with President Obama’s expectation of borders being the 1967 lines finally setting a standard which Abbas could support and Abbas soon afterwards made a trip throughout Europe meeting with heads of state and other ranking politicians talking about the need to press Israel to accept the reality that they were obligated to return all of the lands they had been occupying, that despite the reality that any lands granted to the Palestinians would become occupied Israeli lands that the Palestinians were squatting upon.

 

That leads us to the most recent of events, the proof beyond question that the European Union in concert with a number of European nations have been financing Arab purchases of lands in many parts of Area C as well as within East Jerusalem. These purchases are illegal under the precise definitions of rights under the Oslo Accords. The European and their Arab accomplices are the ones who are breaking International Law and the Oslo Accords by these scurrilous and clandestine purchases of lands to give to Arabs to manufacture new realities on the ground by acting to finance colonialization of Area C. European Union and European governments engaging in these purchases can and should be charged with crimes against the sovereign state of Israel just as the European Union and European governments who have threatened to sue Israel for illegal land use and colonization of lands not belonging to them by treaty despite their inability to name what treaty of agreement the Israelis were in contravention of by building or taking up residence after purchasing lands, properties or homes and apartments in East Jerusalem and Area C according to Israel’s rights spelled out in Oslo Accords. If the Europeans would desire that the Oslo Accords be discarded as they are no longer viable, then I guess we need to ask the Europeans which agreement they desire to revert to, the San Remo Conference or the Churchill White Paper as Oslo appears to have been abrogated despite the fact that the Palestinian Authority and the PLO both still have refused to amend their charter thus the Europeans are correct in claiming that Oslo has died. It matters little where the world stands on these matters as by any means their buying lands for Arabs in Area C and East Jerusalem is as illegal as acts can be and it is our bet that they are aware of their pretense, duplicity, deceit, faithlessness, chicanery and outright quackery. But what can one expect from a continent which just over seventy years ago was fully complicit in the nefariousness of the Final Solution by which the physically handicapped, mentally challenged, the insane, the Roma, the Serbians, the Jews and all others who did not meet, cooperate, support or obey the Nazis rules and demands or those who had a crisis of conscience were annihilated with factory like precision and the speed and efficiency of a production line. A continent that just over seventy years ago slaughtered without conscience over twelve millions of their own and the nations they conquered innocent civilians of which one in two was a Jew who did no more than worship G0d differently than was expected under the iron fisted Nazi rule. The same continent which has witnessed many hundreds of a percent of anti-Semitism within its society from one end to the other over the past two to three years and can fully expect this trending to continue into the future where one way or the other there will finally be no Jews left in Europe and Hitler and his close advisors and friends’ dream which was thought out and dressed up with a nice bow wrapped around the parchment which carried its fateful and depraved decree down from atop the Wannsee Conference. Perhaps they have not heard that the Jews promised “Never Again” and we meant that. That is the reason that Israel is so vital and the Europeans are fully aware of this fact and that is what is truly behind their condemnations of Israel and their insistence on its defeat even if it must be by stages just as Yasser Arafat put into motion as he too realized that the Jews will fight this time.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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