Beyond the Cusp

October 2, 2015

A Gauntlet Thrown at the United States Feet

 

Reportedly a Russian General strode into the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq and demanded to speak with somebody responsible for military actions and handed the officer a letter after which some curt words were exchanged and the Russian left without further explanation. It has been further reported that there has been a Russian demand that the United States cease all air activity and cease and desist any sorties in the greater Syrian theater or risk a confrontation with Russian aircraft who have orders to defend against United States interference, or so it appears was the implication. Other rumored reports claim that the Russian bombing runs today were concentrated on the areas occupied not by the Islamic State but on the Syrian “rebels” which were trained and working with the United States. This we believe is somewhat a bit of hyperbole as the latest reports claimed that the United States efforts had produced less than two dozen fighters after two years and countless investment in time, money and equipment and that does not sound like anything that would require more than one airstrike. The likelihood is that the Russians were hitting the rebels who oppose Bashir al-Assad which would include potential strikes on United States trained fighters, especially with reports from this past week that they were trading much of their United States provided aid in exchange for free passage through other rebel groups areas in order to avoid a fight which they would likely have lost. So, with the United States continuing to fly sorties, though how few is uncertain, and the Russians presumably threatening to protect Assad and his Alawites and their coastal region from United States air attacks, the question is would the United States attack Assad troops and position or simply contain their strikes to Islamic State positions. Another problem might become a point of contention is if the United States aircraft on missions necessarily cross over Assad’s regions would the Russians attempt to down the United States flights and if such should happen, what would be the reaction from the White House and the Congress.

 

There are too many questions and such complete uncertainty with far too few sources of information to base any hypotheses upon with any degree of accuracy; but why not just fly off the handle and take a stab at this situation and see what we produce and judge it later down the road. Apparently the Pentagon plans to continue with their missions as assigned and ignore the Russian threats probably hoping that it was just so much bluster and sabre rattling. Putin probably feels quite certain that should he push hard enough that President Obama would back down just as he did with the red line fiasco with Assad and the use of chemical weapons which President Putin saved Obama’s bacon as he stewed in pools of indecision and slow and repeated retreats. This is what Putin is basing his boldness upon and has no reason, from the track record which President Obama has compiled, to think differently. The problem is with the Iran deal beginning to tarnish already under the microscope of public opinion, President Obama may be seeking some strong armed acts which he can rebuild some form of foreign policy and military prowess legacy. A desperate man with the clock running out might prove too irrational and unpredictable for anybody to make a safe bet on what actions might be now considered worth the risk. When President Jimmy Carter found himself looking weak he attempted a rescue of the hostages held by Iran and the mission ended in tragedy and dead United States troops including Special Forces and Navy Seals if I remember correctly. A desperate Administration still seeking an uncontested foreign policy legacy which has hung its final shot on degrading the Islamic State and forcing regime change in Syria necessarily removing Bashir al-Assad from being in contention in that process. The Iranians, Hezballah and now Russia have staked their claim to Syria and restoring al-Assad to power and then holding a Syrian election where al-Assad will win reelection by sufficient margin to remove any doubt to his authenticity no matter how unverified the election numbers might be. The Russians have made one thing very clear, despite the overt efforts of the Obama White House’s demands for Assad to be removed from power and not permitted to run in any new elections, as the United States has Assad tried and convicted for his abuses of the men and women who had remained in Syria living in rebel occupied areas and presumed to have joined or be supporting the rebels even if all they were doing was protecting their home and limit their losses, just attempting to survive and not actually backing either side, the two sides will continue to butt heads until President Obama realizes the error of his ways, or so Putin is adamant. The United States does not actually have a dog in this fight while the Russians most definitely have their own pet dog in the fray, Bashir al-Assad, along with Hezballah and Iran, and a potential route towards gaining control over Iraq and Europe and the land bridges between them. The Iranians basically told the world what was the reason and against whom his forces are fighting for and this has been further validated through their actions. The enemy in Syria are the best training facilities built by the Soviet Union back before their break-down and Assad accepted the assistance from the many different sides thus making himself largely responding to the demands and instruction of Russian forces assisting and supplying the tools required to draw Israel into the fight.

 

This multiple fractioned war has coalitions which can be instructive as to who sides with whom and who are the actual players. The initial two sides have all but been destroyed or subsumed by their original parent groups. The Syrian forces of Bashir al-Assad have reacted strongly but with lesser and older weapons than has the Islamic State. The forces fighting with al-Assad currently are the remainder of his military who have stood by his side and watched their power and nation be laid waste and been unable to prevent this horror story. The immediate allies for al-Assad have been Hezballah and originally Iran who are the actual puppet masters working the marionettes. Their final benefactor, forced by the precarious situation faced by Assad and his allies as they had been defeated across the boards, the Russians have jumped into the fray with both feet betting that the United States will accept Russians determining the end results in Syria or be forced to face the Islamic State with little if any assistance from the remaining forces in Iraq as well as Syria using almost universally United States fighting men and women on the ground. The opposition breaks into three distinct groups, the social-Marxists consisting of the leftist forces whose desire was to restructure Syria into a model leftist socialist state. Then there were the Islamist supremacy groups which include all the various factions of al-Qaeda to the Muslim Brotherhood fighting against al-Assad in a semi-symbiotic relationship with the social-Marxists. Then there is the breakaway force which sees itself as the sole preordained leader of all Sunni and eventually all Muslim forces under their self-proclaimed Caliphate. That is the most basic description of the breakdown of the forces before the Russians responded to the sad state of the Alawite troops losses which threatened complete bombing began to systematically strike at the anti-al-Assad forces including the rebels trained by the United States. There are also the forces known as the Islamic State which appear to be a problem to everybody not an active subscriber to their radical agenda who claim they are the core of the new Caliphate. The end result is this self-proclaimed Caliph and his forces will continue to grow unless somebody is forced into committing troops to prevent such advances. From appearances President Obama had been attempting to prevent any large contingent to coalesce around the United States enemies, as well as to force al-Assad from power, without committing any United States ground troops, a tactic which has died gloriously just as predicted and allowed, if not forced, the Russians to appear. This forced Russia to declare their interests and willingness to enforce their side by any and all means required. This will settle the situation in favor of al-Assad by default. The problem is this may not go far enough to eradicate the Islamic State which could surrender their Syrian holdings rather than contend with the Russian troops and simply continue their expansions through Iraq and potentially further throughout the region.

 

 

Obama Kerry believe greatest threat to world peace war criminal worst human rights record United States enemy responsible for all wars in Middle East and North Africa is Netanyahu

 

The big, and we mean really big, question is what steps if any will the United States take from the Russian demands they leave the area. Will President Obama press a confrontation and how will he react when any actions, especially sorties flown by United States Air Force and Navy pilots are challenged over Syrian air space and warned to retreat and never return as their assistance is not required nor desired. Will President Obama press the situation to its breaking point of the Russians shooting down an American aviator and taking the pilot prisoner which could happen today of that is the way the cards are being laid out on the table. This current situation with the direct confrontation being pressed and the game of chicken and who will blink first begins. If the glares never blink the other result is a war between Russia and the United States and all the potential ramifications of such a conflict come into play. Our bet is it will get extremely tense and at the last minute some facilitation will be found or Putin will blink first as President Obama is not calling the shots for the United States or he would have turned and run from the first threats as he has done every time he has been challenged. This situation is as serious as or more so than has been played in the media and the media may try to prevent things from boiling over but they will find that beyond their control or even influence. The media can only exacerbate the problem and send things spinning out of control even faster. That is what they must avoid at all costs.

 

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September 4, 2015

Israel Did Not Win the 1948 War

 

If the definition of winning a war is holding your own territory or enlarging your territory, then Israel cannot be said to have won their 1948-9 so-called War of Independence. Israel lost the Gaza Strip to Egypt and most of Judea and all of Samaria to the Jordanians and lost the Golan Heights to Syria. That is what most would agree defines losing the war. The reason Israel is said to have won the war is because the invading Arab armies, all six or seven depending on whose recounting you read, did not manage to drive the Jews into the sea and slaughter every last Jew. So, if one Jew had survived, would that have also been winning the war? Probably not as they might not have lived long enough after only that singular Jew showed up for the victory parade unsure if they were a participant or a spectator. Whichever one they chose would negate the other making the entire dilemma an exercise in futility.

 

This is a very important perception which must be emphasized, the war of 1948-9 was not Israel’s War of Independence, it was the Israeli Defensive War for Survival. This is a particular and important concept. Israel survived the war of 1948-9; we did not win that war. Israel won the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War which were also both defensive wars. The fact that both were defensive wars permits retention of parts or all of the gained lands and guarantees that any lands regained which had been lost in a previous defensive struggle (war) are liberated lands and automatically not only can but must remain under the control of the entity regaining lands lost and the peoples who may have settled in those lands are foreign citizens at best and enemy combatants which may be forced from those lands as they were illegally settled there after the former war. Any of the regained lands which had belonged to the liberating nationals is returned to them and the squatters removed. Such situations get clouded and fuzzy as there are so few precedents as nations very rarely regain lost lands and more often the comparable situation is when lands are given to the defending nation as reward for having been invaded as compensation as the attacking nation rarely has funds which can be considered restitution so lands whose real original ownership is contested or undetermined is made part of the defending national lands and no longer contested under International Law. This was the case for France and Poland when they regained contested areas. It should be noted that any residents of the area which was contested or for other reasons is rewarded to the defender which survived and gained such lands in their defensive struggle may be made to resettle in their original national citizenship, another important concept to be remembered in Israel’s case in defensive wars.

 

 

Eretz Yisroel the Israel Solution to Problems is One State Solution with Citizenship for Anybody Who Desires Living in Peace with Equal Rights Responsibilities and Worshiping as One Pleases

Eretz Yisroel the Israel Solution to Problems is One State Solution with Citizenship for Anybody Who Desires Living in Peace with Equal Rights Responsibilities and Worshiping as One Pleases

 

 

So, since the war brought against Israel in 1948-9 was initiated with the lands awarded Israel, after the Arab entities declined the partition, was defined as the starting borders for Israel of the Sinai-Negev border, the Golan Heights border with Syria, and the Jordan River with Jordan. These lands are Israeli lands and anything less are lands lost in a defensive war and in the case of Israel a defensive war of survival. This must be stressed at all times that the original war which often has the title War of Independence thrust on Israel is in reality the Israel War for Survival. If the 1948-9 war was a war of independence, then Israel would have been warring with the British who were the holding entity of these lands before Israel presumably had to fight for their independence which was not the case. The British held the mandate until such time as the Jewish population was deemed sufficient to form a viable nation on the lands being held and ‘guarded’ by the British under their Mandate from World War I and still after World War II. The borders were as described above, the Golan Heights, the Jordan River, the Sinai-Negev border and the border with Lebanon all as described in the British Mandate at the point of the British guarantors departing and turning these lands over in total to Israel when all her neighbors reinforced with armies from other nations well beyond the Israeli borders such as the troops from Iraq and Yemen amongst other militias and other forces which were not under a national flag. Israel continued to exist after this War of Survival, but be it under truncated lands. This is crucial to be made accurate that the originating borders of Israel were, and these three are the most important, the Sinai-Negev border including Gaza, the Golan Heights which at the highest point being the least generous definition (anything beyond the central line on the Golan Heights would be described as additional lands in order to secure said border from further aggressions). This is important and is an application in this particular case, and the most important, the Jordan River.

 

Since the time of the initial Israeli War for Survival that Israel managed, despite having important and valuable lands stolen from her defined borders had managed to retain these truncated lands with the international powers setting a new border as the Green Line, the position of the front at a set day and time, defined the lands Israel managed through great expense to retain while there exists large areas of Israeli lands now occupied by Egypt in the Gaza, Syria in the Golan Heights, and Jordan from the western side of the Jordan River. These areas described between the Green Line and the original borders upon the departure of the British are occupied lands by Jordanian aggression. They instigated the war upon the nascent state of Israel in total disregard for the legal border of the nation of Israel as defined by the British Mandate. The remaining areas were occupied Israeli lands liberated, not stolen, from Jordan which had been set by an agreement between the Zionist Congress and Britain, not like the Zionists had any manner of arguing at that time. Further proof of these facts come as numerous Jews were forced from their lands in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan Heights by their occupying powers, These lands should have been immediately returned to their rightful owners when these lands were liberated and returned to within Israel’s borders in the Six Day War of June 1967 and retained in the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

 

That is as simple as it would get under any other circumstance where any other nation other than Israel was the eventual victor in 1967 and survivor in 1948-9 Wars. The first and most important fact is that Israel was attacked in 1948-9 on that initial morning of May 15, 1948 and was fighting against a War of Annihilation, a War of genocidal intent in which had Israel not managed to retain even the smallest sliver of lands in which to squeeze and accept those refugees forced from their original lands by the invading and genocidal nations while settling all of her peoples from the originally larger land mass defined by the British controlled areas upon their departure and their rewarding these lands to the Jewish State of Israel. The borders left by the British at midnight or even dawn of May 15, 1948 are the legal and just defined lands of the original borders for the State of Israel. These are the definition of Israel and any foreign peoples or peoples whose intent is to steal these lands from the Jewish Nation may legally be forced to leave the areas and return to within the border of the previous occupying power which in Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem are any peoples who claim other than Israeli citizenship by legal definition, Any former citizens of Jordan or Transjordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, or other Arab land of origin may be required to depart as they were illegally settled on these lands. What could be a more simple and obvious concept?

 

There is one reason and one reason alone that the normal Rules of War and traditional laws regarding land of conquest after a defensive war by the defending power if by some miracle they blunted the attacking forces and then proceeded to drive them from lands that were previously contested or occupied and lands beyond those contested or occupied lands. It boils down to the nations who were the hegemonic powers of the world, all of them including the antagonistic powers of the Soviet Union which backed all Arab and Muslim claims and contested the fact of Israel’s existence, the French and British who had originally under the Mandates set up in the San Remo Conference were holding the lands of the British Mandate for the formation of the Jewish State, and the United States which had proven to make the defining difference in the contest of World War I. The British did at a point very early in their duties as the manager of the Mandate for the Jewish State forsake that role and make a proposition to the Zionist Congress and the Jews residing in the British Mandate for all seventy-eight percent of the Mandate for the Jewish State west of the Jordan River be surrendered by the Zionist Congress for the formation of an Arab State under Hashemite rule in return for which the British Crown would be the guarantor of the remaining twenty-two percent as solely for the formation of the Jewish State. The Zionist Congress at that time having no military of any consequence acquiesced to the British offer realizing the alternative would be the British simply throwing the Jews to the fate of the Arabs and washing their hands of any responsibility and pretending that no such entity known as the British Mandate had ever existed and taken a San Remo Conference, wasn’t that the little ski weekend the major powers held in the Italian Alps somewhere, despite San Remo being along the Italian Riviera with nice beaches and not a ski slope in sight. What real choice did the Zionist Congress have? None might be a good defining place to start and less would be a more refined assessment. So, there we have a definitive definition of a real and defined border emerging from the definition of British Mandate lands for the Jewish State, the Jordan River. Everyone did catch that definition by the British and presumably backed by the British Crown for all time, well, until it was not backed by even a single British citizen if they knew what was good for them and wished to avoid a lifetime admission to the tower of London.

 

 

Map set into picture of San Remo, depicting San Remo location of the San Remo Conference a nice locations with warm winters and fabulous summers and beaches and great restaurants a perfect place to pretend to negotiate

Map set into picture of San Remo, depicting San Remo location of the San Remo Conference a nice locations with warm winters and fabulous summers and beaches and great restaurants a perfect place to pretend to negotiate

 

 

As Israel voluntarily departed from the Gaza during the disengagement, Israel was left facing the prospect of resettling eight to nine thousand refugees who had been displaced. Israel is still resettling the remaining thousand Israeli Jewish refugees. The list of communities of Jews in Gaza dissolved and their occupants resettled numbered twenty-one and were named; Bedolah, Bnei Atzmona, Dugit, Elei Sinai, Gadid, Gan Or, Ganei Tal, Katif, Kfar Darom, Kfar Yam, Kerem Atzmona, Morag, Neve Dekalim, Netzarim, Netzer Hazani, Nisanit, Pe’at Sadeh, Rafiah Yam, Slav, Shirat Hayam, and Tel Katifa. Additionally, there were also four sizeable communities dissolved as part of the allowances for a semi-autonomous areas in Judea and Samaria defined as Area A were Kadim, Ganim, Homesh and Sa-Nur. There were two other areas set aside and given definitions where Area B was under a form of joint security and governance which would be where the border would presumably be drawn during any agreement and an Area C which was completely under Israeli control and was intended to be incorporated back within Israeli borders at the conclusion of any settlement. According to International Law and what has been applied in virtually every instance, even some despite centuries of the usurped lands coming into major population shift towards the occupying nation, the lands were returned to their previous sovereign and all foreign nationals expelled and lands returned to originating family ownership or the State where no heirs were able to be located.

 

 

Judea and Samaria as proposed division between Israel and the invented Arab Palestine promised nation replacing Israel and actual legal under International Law Israeli lands

 

 

We have yet to hear any cogent and reasonable explanation given us beyond blatant anti-Semitisms for the complete disregard for International Law and all precedent for the denials to Israel for reconstituting her original borders and permitting the expulsion of at the least those actively challenging and using terror so as to attempt to force Israel from her returned lands. The World Powers, even those claiming to be the Israelis best friends, are quick to demand that Jews be restricted, forbidden or removed from any lands and some even call for the eradication of Israel as they stand in judgement over Israel while standing with the Arab demands. With such friends enemies become a luxury as they at least act their part. We really do not know how to make this any simpler; all of the lands west of the Jordan River up to and including the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon and the areas west of the center of the Sea of Galilee are rightfully Israeli lands by means of all International law. The facts that Jordan occupied the lands previously and then pretended to give them after they no longer possessed the lands thus attempting to give away formerly occupied lands which had been rightfully restored to their rightful owners and the world backs the occupier’s claim to be leaving lands they no longer occupy and never truly owned to a third and previously never before heard of peoples is the ultimate act of indecency by all supporting such insanity and thievery. Can we for the fifteen minutes it would take to set things right just sign over the formerly occupied lands back to the rightful and legal owner, Israel? Such honesty in dealing with the Jewish Nation would be appreciated as we are tired of fighting even our friends on this issue. To be completely honest, this insane tearing-up of International Law and couching to accept claims that all of Israel actually never belonged to any Jews and has always belonged to some Arabs who adopted a name which at best referred to a tribe of Greek Mediterranean seafaring tradesmen.

 

Let us close with one of the honest assessments of the origins and reasons for the invention of a special subtribe of Arabs which had never existed in all of history and were invented in order to replace Israel and end Jewish rights in what they believe is conquered and permanent Arab Muslim lands. The quote is from PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, in a 1977 interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw; where he gave this honest assessment of the faux-people the Palestinians were.

“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa. While as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

 

What can one add to such honesty, the one-time honest appraisal of why the requirement to invent an entire population out of nothing, absolutely nothing. For good measure we can add the plot by none other than Yasser Arafat, and Egyptian born and raised in Cairo and Alexandria and whose ties to the lands of Israel were cousins whose parents left Egypt and came where there were jobs and a future. Yasser Arafat came to make himself rich beyond his wildest dreams on the backs of the very people he claimed to lead knowing he was a Soviet Puppet on stage with somebody else pulling his strings. Yet on the same day Yasser Arafat signed the Declaration of Principles on the White House lawn in 1993 with Israeli Prime Minister Rabin in the presence of President William Jefferson Clinton, Arafat explained his actions on Jordan TV. This is what he said,

 

“Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.”

 

 

Final Conflict for potential nuclear standoff after Iran starts producing its missiles and warheads which is likely already going on in secret enrichment warhead factories berried under Tehran hospital

Final Conflict for potential nuclear standoff after Iran starts producing its missiles and warheads which is likely already going on in secret enrichment warhead factories berried under Tehran hospital

 

 

The only thing to add after those quotes is it is over; Game, Set, Match!

 

 

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July 27, 2015

A Zionist Approach to a Palestinian Solution

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There are so many rumors and misconceptions that one normally has no idea where to start. Perhaps taking a broader look and see what are some of the realities which even many of Israel’s detractors know are valid but are want to ever admit as to admit anything which shows Israel in an acceptable light, let alone a good light, is simply untenable as if we start to recognize those things Israel has attempted to do and offers made to try and reach a fair deal which meets almost every last demand made of her, where would such admissions end? Israel must be demonized and all unfair treatments must originate because of Israel existing at all. The reality is the pro-Arab Palestinian supporters refuse to admit, believe or allow any facts which might place Israel as having made any concessions ever to meet Arab demands because Israel must be drawn in the most unfavorable light and in hateful pictures and framed as pure evil on the brink of committing genocide at any moment. The Six Day War and its second attempt six years and a few odd months later known as the Yom Kippur War where Israel was attacked on the most solemn of days in the Jewish calendar, our Day of Atonement where virtually every Jew is in Synagogue and that particular time even two-thirds of the IDF soldiers and officers were on leave and Israel took precious hours before she was capable of repelling the assaults which from Syria were well on their way to Tel Aviv rolling across the Galilee while the Egyptians were dashing across the Sinai Peninsula and had surrounded and captured a whole division at the Suez Canal guarding the border from the Six Day War at half strength at best and completely under manned and easily overpowered. Israel turned the tide and was half way to Damascus from the Golan Heights, the previous armistice line and across the Suez Canal and advancing on Alexandria and Cairo when the world finally decided to protest the fighting. While Israel was being slaughtered and destroyed the world sat silent but once Israel had obviously turned the tides and within a few hours became the side advancing and approaching the aggressors’ capitals and major cities the world could stand the fighting no more. Despite the fact that had the tide not been turned nobody would have sparked the slightest objection but the world including the Soviet Union, Britain, France, the United States, the rest of the Security Council as well as the General Assembly, the Arab League, NATO, and a plethora of other groups, nations and associations as well as every human rights and anti-war group finally had to end this atrocious situation which could not be stomached; Israel must be prevented from spreading more violence and destruction, their advance is an affront.

 

Israel heeded the demands and even retreated back to the armistice lines from 1967 despite now holding both sides of the Suez Canal. She surrendered control of that vital waterway and once back where the Suez Canal was the border Israel did not press that she should share in its management as the forces of the world demanded that Egypt must control the Waterway even if one side was Israeli held. The entirety of nations sided with Egyptian control denying Israeli use of the Suez Canal as that was to be the normal and accepted fact of things. Israel was not to be permitted free access to the Suez Canal even if the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) occupied one side of the waterway. That is the world’s idea of fair and balanced. When time came to make peace with Egypt Israel offered Egypt every inch of land they had controlled but Egypt admitted that she had been occupying Gaza and that Gaza actually belonged to Israel and Egypt returned Gaza to Israeli control. Is Israel credited with returning the Sinai Peninsula to Egyptian control as part of their peace agreement? It does not appear as Israel is still denigrated as being an aggressor whose desires are to steal Arab lands at every corner, well, I guess if it has to be mentioned, except that one when Israel returned the Sinai but that was only done because Israel knew they could not defend those longer borders, yes, that is what we will tell ourselves, Israel had no other choice tactically. Never mind when Egypt had the advantage of the greatest surprise attack possible they still were routed by Israel who knew she could not defend that border? That does not appear to match the historic picture. But Israel must never be credited with doing anything noble or decent, Israel must be denigrated and trodden into the mire and never allowed to clean herself. Israel must be vilified at every opportunity thus Israel returned the Sinai because she was weak and unable to defend it must be the reality we sell the world, Israel was not being magnanimous after all, what could the Sinai provide Israel? The Sinai only has all of Egyptian oil wells and would present Israel with several multiples of size and depth and would allow Israel to defend her waterway to the Red Sea and on to the Indian Ocean and Asia and the Pacific coast of the Americas. What would Israel want with all of that? Those who are Israel detractors cannot admit the obvious as to do so would allow for that first crack in their arguments which are made of the most fragile of structures that are crafter out of lies, deceit and pure hatred, anti-Semitism, anti-Israelism, anti-Zionism and nothing more.

 

Camp David Talks on a Break as President Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Ehud Barak Stroll the Grounds of the Complex Located Ten Miles North of Frederick, Maryland

Camp David Talks on a Break as President Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Ehud Barak Stroll the Grounds of the Complex Located Ten Miles North of Frederick, Maryland

 

 

Then there were the offers during the final weeks of the administration under President Bill Clinton where Yasser Arafat walked out of the talks in Paris in disgust, that we can admit, but why disgust. Yasser Arafat felt betrayed and trapped so he fled. He knew that the end of his objections had been breached so he had his car and driver running and waiting in the front of the hotel to make good his escape. The reality hit him and he felt the walls closing in as President Clinton demanded an early morning meeting for the signing of the agreement, the very agreement Arafat had demanded just the night before that had to be why President Clinton was so excited that he called an early morning meeting with both sides to be in attendance. The trap had been set and was about to be sprung, the trap set in motion by Arafat’s own demands and words, that the worst of traps when one’s own words made the trap. The late afternoon President Clinton had met privately with Yasser Arafat and demanded politely as was his way of disarming even the arch terror master who invented aircraft hijacking, suicide murdering bombers and a plethora means of death and destruction was now asked the question no Arab Palestinian ever cares or is willing to answer, namely, what would you accept to make peace. Yasser Arafat was trapped by that wily master, President Clinton had done the unthinkable, the unprecedented, he had demanded to know what would seal the deal of Arafat and he would have to give an answer. What could he demand that the Israeli Prime Minister could never accept, what would guarantee rejection. Yasser Arafat knew he had to sell a lie because President Clinton would never in a million years accept his demand that Israel be destroyed, its Jews turned into slaves to serve the Arabs, which would never be accepted by President Clinton. What would President Clinton accept and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barack would have to refuse. Yasser Arafat took a gamble and demanded all of the West Bank and whatever part of Jerusalem or land swaps, things we can only guess but he gave his word, his worthless word to President Clinton who probably walked him back from the extreme demands but not so far that Arafat feared the worst, Israeli agreement. But the breakfast meeting gave away the worst possible situation, President Clinton had also pressed Barak to meet those demands Arafat had agreed were acceptable, what to do, run, that must have made Arafat feel like a trapped rat and all he could do was flee with Madeline Albright, the United States Secretary of State, waddling and shuffling as fast as he little body permitted calling after Arafat to come back and fulfill his promise, but the car was running, the door open and the driver behind the wheel, the getaway went off as required by the dire situation, peace with Israel the alternative.

 

Madeline Albright and Ehud Barak Press Conference in Israel Discussing Peace Process and Camp David Talks During Meetings Before Start of Talks Between Prime Minister Barak and Yasser Arafat

Madeline Albright and Ehud Barak Press Conference in Israel Discussing Peace Process and Camp David Talks During Meetings Before Start of Talks Between Prime Minister Barak and Yasser Arafat

 

 

Perhaps President Obama who claimed he wanted to have his Presidency reflect the best of the former Presidents, the Presidencies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and perhaps in the back of his mind also James Madison, Teddy Roosevelt, and William Jefferson Clinton and even once I believe even Ronald Reagan might have snuck in there in a moment of weakness, weakness from President Obama, what am I thinking. Actually, should President Obama desire to make the world remember him for making the impossible possible and actually reach an agreement between Israel and the Arab Palestinians led by Mahmoud Abbas then there is a suggestion I would love to place in his ear that might just make such a deal achievable. President Clinton had the right idea, don’t press Israel, just sit down with Mahmoud Abbas, mano-a-mano, one-on-one, in a place where two men can ignore the bothersome world of political gamesmanship and discuss real problems and find real solutions and work with Mahmoud Abbas, President Obama by himself with Mahmoud Abbas by his self and allow that gifted oratory which was supposed to swoon the rest of the world and give it all President Obama can with lilt and tenor voice with whispers and exclamations of dire demands and hammer out an agreement which President Obama honestly believes that Prime Minister Netanyahu might be persuaded to accept and get the one item President Clinton miscalculated on, get Abbas to sign the offer such that if Netanyahu signs the document as well then there is peace. Let the Arab Palestinians finally once again tell the world in writing what it will take for peace to be achieved. If Abbas is honest he will hand President Obama a map without any Israel on it and everything between the Jordan and the Sea as Palestine and President Obama will have his answer, this is a war to the last soul and nothing less. But if Abbas signs an acceptable agreement which has even the most remote possibility that Netanyahu will accept, then President Obama will not only have earned that Nobel Peace Prize but made himself eligible to be the only man in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize twice and he will deserve such. What about it President Obama? Great risks is what makes great men, risk not gain not, risk it all and maybe gain the accolades you know you deserve but have been denied, take this chance, take the offensive and ask Abbas what he will agree to for peace and what he is willing to give up. Unfortunately, I honestly suspect that Mahmoud Abbas heard from Yasser Arafat about the Clinton entrapment and has been warned against being even remotely reasonable and Abbas will demand everything right down to that last piece of sand on any Tel Aviv beach and the furthest tip of a pier in Eilat and the furthest heights of Mount Hermon and all seven hills of Yerushalayim, nothing less. Then President Obama, himself, should be obliged to tell the world of the intransigence of Mahmoud Abbas and how when faced with the opportunity to make reasonable requests and have the State he claims to desire, refused to accept any State of Israel. As that is the truth, then the world needs to hear it and the truth will set all the world free from this folly which simply continues to take lives needlessly. We know Hamas’s answer, every Jew on the planet dead, that is their idea for peace. Let us see if Abbas is any less the lunatic and desires a state or simply desires the slaughter of the Jews as many suspect. Prove one side or the other and then be honest before the world. Is that too much to ask, because if it is, then we need to find some world leader willing to go that extra mile and find that path which President Clinton found and once again risk taking that otherwise untrod path one more time and seek a real answer, a real truth and a real peace.

 

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