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March 27, 2019

Israeli Absurdity of the Rule of Law

 

There will very probably be any number of reports about how the Israeli government is working to destroy the democracy. These screams and wails of lament will be coming from some justices from the Supreme Court, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit but most prominently from those on the political left. The further into the progressive and even communist left one travels, the ever louder the banshee screams will be heard. There is a very simply reason behind this, and it has to do with the last stand of the rascals. For quite some time the Israeli population, and thus the Knesset, have been moving inexorably towards the nationalist and Zionist end of the spectrum, in Israel that is called the right wing. Another trend has been for the percentage of the population which is religious orthodox, but not Haredi, has been increasing and keeping pace with the Haredi if not surpassing them. Meanwhile, the liberal-progressive-left has watched their percentage slide slowly in an ever-decreasing spiral with their holding out largely in the Tel Aviv leftist echo-chamber. This has been cause for their lament as they watch their path of last recourse to halt their slippage from power slowly being brought back into proper proportion. Ever since the former Supreme Court Chief Justice (President) Aharon Barak ruled that “all things are adjudicable,” the Supreme Court has taken the position that they know what was best for Israel and if the Knesset could not agree, then they would take matters, and the law, into their own hands. This meant that should the Knesset pass legislation with which the liberal left disagreed; they would employ the Supreme Court to overturn the law. This also allowed for the leftist Supreme Court Justices to implore the court to overturn any legislation without the need for any petition from outside the court. Then they decided that perhaps they could and should write the needful laws as they viewed Israel. They went as far as countermanding orders given by IDF commanders even during times of conflict if they believed that the IDF might cause suffering upon those they were fighting. These justices did not understand the principle that you win conflicts by making your opponents pained or worse. The Supreme Court went to such extremes that even the most casual observers were taking note and starting to complain that the Supreme Court was superseding the will of the people and their duly elected government, and this was indeed troubling to many.

 

Then there is the case of the Attorney General, almost every Attorney General. Every election cycle, whether the previous government went full-term, a great rarity, or whether early elections were called after dissolving the Knesset, invariably the candidate who was atop the ticket for the leading right leaning party which was predicted to be tapped, if they took sufficient Ministerial Mandates for the upcoming Knesset, would have announcements that they could or were coming under indictment for bribery, kickbacks and other unethical behavior. These charges were often frivolous and seldom ever came to trial. As for Bibi Netanyahu, he has had the same cases used for the past decade. Originally, there were around eight separate investigations kept simmering on the back burners never quite coming to a close. With the upcoming elections it has been announced that, surprise, surprise, Bibi Netanyahu might be arraigned on any of three separate charges after he has been interrogated and a deposition taken which, of course, will be scheduled for some time after the election. One would not be out of line to ask, after which elections, this election, the next election or forever until Bibi does not run and then they would be dropped? He stands accused of bribing a news source for positive coverage after which they continued to tear him apart at every opportunity. Then there is the most ridiculous charge of them all. He accepted expensive cigars, expensive champagne and other than cheap costume jewelry as presents from a billionaire friend who had dined at the Prime Minister’s house. Really, that is the crime? What do they expect a billionaire to give as presents; cheap it’s a boy cigars, a box of Franzia wine and a Dick Tracy decoder ring for Mrs. Netanyahu? This was a billionaire, not just some paltry odd millionaire. But when one is grasping at straws, you get what you expect, total ridiculousness wrapped up all pretty so it looks authentic and real. There are some demanding that the dropped cases be reopened though they have already been played out and were seen for what they were, but it is Bibi and another elections, he must be stopped. The desperation is far too evident and all despite the polls already indicating that the Blue-White Party with former Chief of Staff General Gantz atop the ticket sharing it with ex-newscaster Yair Lapid presumably leading in the majority of the polls. But why leave anything to chance when you can potentially remove Bibi from office after the election by charging him and then having the Supreme Court order him to resign. Why stop there, order new elections and continue to do so until the Supreme Court and Attorney General get a Knesset they prefer. The Supreme Court has already moved to decide who is permitted to be on the ticket by removing a candidate who they see as too far right despite his having served on the Knesset previously and insisted that every party and candidate which believes that Israel is wrong and the Arab Palestinians are right must be permitted to be in the ballot. Why stop there when the Supreme Court could just as easily formulate a list of candidates approximately, well, exactly, one-hundred-twenty names all of which they agree with politically and then allow the people to vote to decide who will be the one-hundred-twenty Minister of the Knesset, that would remove any doubt that the Knesset would act as the Supreme Court demands. But then the Attorney General would not have any political arraignments left on his books and would be bored without having to seek out crimes where none exist.

 

Billionaire on a Budget Gift Set for the Prime Minister and Wife

Billionaire on a Budget Gift Set for the Prime Minister and Wife

 

The problem is very simple to understand. Somewhere back at the beginning of the State of Israel, those who crafted the governance in their infinite wisdom, set up a system by which the Supreme Court, Attorney General and a small group of select individuals including representatives of the lawyers guild would determine who was chosen to be a judge, any judge, including Supreme Court judges and also choose the Attorney General. This system resulted in the Supreme Court choosing identically like-minded judges in every judgeship as well as who would replace any retiring or other vacancy on the Supreme Court as well as choosing the Attorney General. Israel was a socialist and extremely leftist nation with an agrarian economy, so maybe this made sense. Israel has changed. Not only is Israel a burgeoning capitalistic economy which is partially high-tech agriculture, but also heavily into medicine, electronics, software, apps, and many, many various highly educated endeavors. The courts are still back in the glory days of the socialist utopia and refusing to be dragged along with the nation. That causes friction and resentment every time the courts attempt to undo the modernization of governance and making things progress. So we have what is called a progressive court which is against progress which has taken the nation further from being a socialist haven. The courts and their selection processes are going to change, if not now, then soon or when the people are so fed up that they demand that the entirety of the judgeships be removed, a new system put in place and then a whole new justice system enacted, selected, approved and ready to move with the people and not ruling against what the nations as a whole desires. The courts have become so reactionary that some on the left are even seeing the problem; they just are not quite ready to lose their place of final recourse. Changes have already started and will continue apace unless the elections prove to have returns which we here are not expecting. Our view of the results of the coming April 9, 2019, elections is that the Likud will once again be tasked with forming a coalition, probably first shot, but even if the Blue-White Party gets first shot, it is thought that they could only muster fifty-five of the necessary sixty-one mandates and thus have to allow another party to try. That other party would be the Likud as things currently appear. Now should the Supreme Court order Bibi to step down as the head of the Likud Party now, with less than three weeks, possibly two by the time this is published, and it would throw a wrench into the entire elections and then the Blue-White Party would be all but assured of forming a coalition and thus save the courts from the will of the people. Contrary to what is often reported, the Blue-White Party stands squarely behind the two-state-solution despite their protestations to the contrary. Now we (I) could be wrong, but my political sense is not often that far from reality, much to some people’s consternation. Given my druthers, we would very much like to see Rafi Peretz from Jewish Home and leader of the Union of Right-Wing Parties be the one tapped to form a coalition, that could only happen were Bibi removed by the Supreme Court, something few desire. The man, Rafi Peretz, is a former Chief Rabbi of the IDF, head of the Otzem Pre-Military Academy in Yated, a combat helicopter pilot, and to match the Blue-White Party claims to fame, is a retired IDF Brigadier General and from reactions to his naming, a well respected gentleman as told by IDF veterans who knew him. We could call this the pipe dream for the coming elections.

 

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March 4, 2019

The Bibi Conundrum

 

Right, the big day has finally come and Prime Minister Netanyahu will, presumably, finally get his comeuppance. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced Thursday evening that he was to bring charges against Bibi Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in the cases 1000, 2000 and 4000, cases we will explain further but to most Israelis, these are understood terms. To many they are the obvious witch-hunt by the left which has been a traveling circus for years only for threats, or finally charges this time, where the Prime Minister was about to meet the end of his career, so slam-dunk obvious was his guilt. First, let us have a little background to give us some added flavoring. These investigations have been ongoing for almost as long as Bibi has been Prime Minister and every election they would make headlines and how the impending charges were about to be filed and trials to be held, always after the elections, obviously. Originally, there had been eight investigations involving the Prime Minister. As time passed, there were actual indictments handed down to people who worked with or for the Prime Minister, but somehow charges never quite reached his office. One of the main charges was for taking kickbacks from a German source as part of an Israeli submarine purchase. This situation actually appeared to be serious and likely to include the Prime Minister, especially reading Haaretz who had him all but convicted and serving a prison term. The end result was that one of the lawyers who worked in putting the deal together and some even lesser figures were found to have been guilty of misdeeds and nothing even intimated the Prime Minister. This brought out a furious bout of crying from those poised to take over as Prime Minister and more so on the left as they were ready to pounce and paint the entirety of the right with being complacent with these criminal activities. Much to their chagrin, it became on big nothing burger.

 

So, what exactly are these cases and why should we care. Case 1000 revolves around claims Netanyahu received expensive gifts from a businessman in exchange for favorable treatment and regulatory loopholes through which the businessman could financially benefit. This is probably the most laughable of the charges as we pointed out here. The businessman presumably plied the Prime Minister and his wife by giving him expensive cigars and champagne and his wife non-costume jewelry (expensive jewelry) so the Prime Minister would push legislation which would be favorable to his business interest, and also favorable to the Israeli economy, but since when is the Prime Minister supposed to work to advance the nation’s economy. These gifts were delivered covertly at dinners at the Prime Minister’s residence. So, are we to assume, as we stated in our other article, that a multi-billionaire should present the Prime Minister and his wife a Ronco Veg-O-Matic and Pocket Fisherman when invited to dine at the official residence of the head of state? It is customary for people to present gifts commensurate with their ability, and people in the economic stratosphere bring expensive champagne and cigars and sweet jewelry as the appropriate gifts, which is why it is good to be the king, to quote Mel Brooks. Can you imagine if an Attorney General of the United States brought charges against the President right before he was to run for a second term claiming that he received champagne and cigars as a bribe to push legislation which benefited the national economy and he never actually had to push for its passage? The entire episode would be laughed right out of town. On a second thought, it may be we have all become so partisan in our politics that it would all depend on whether the President was of your particular party or not. Still, some things are so ludicrous as to be more silly than serious. Relatively, or even excessively, expensive gifts given when visiting the Prime Minister’s residence for dinner, well, we thought such is what is expected, not out of the ordinary or in any way improper. But, on the other hand, it is known that the Israeli Attorney General and the Prime Minister are not exactly golfing partners, miniature or otherwise, and it is doubtful they exchange Happy Purim cards.

 

It is good to be the King

 

Moving on to the next scandal, Case 2000. Netanyahu has been accused of advancing a law to ban the Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronot newspaper’s chief competitor, Israel Hayom, from being distributed freely in exchange for favorable coverage. Many people will laugh this one away as Bibi Netanyahu did not receive preferential or even complimentary or fair coverage and readers likely could not point to where the coverage and criticisms of the Prime Minister altered in any way or form. The legislation which they are referring to never passed and was so slanted and biased against conservative or nationalist news, Israel Hayom in particular and so specifically that the legislation was laughable, that it was obvious that this was crafted by left leaning sources. Why would Bibi turn to block coverage of a newspaper distributed free of charge across Israel in which he received generous coverage as the force behind this newspaper was Sheldon Adelson, arguably having been one of the Prime Minister’s staunchest supporters. The idea that such a deal would even be of any preference or advantage for Bibi was and still is preposterous. But when you are throwing everything against the wall and hoping something will stick, you throw everything you have left, and that is pretty much what has happened and why these two cases have been brought forward. This sort of reminds us of other instances when politicians and their functionaries were grabbing at straws and throwing them against the wall waiting for one, any one, to stick. They were not rewarded for these efforts and in the end came out looking like fools. Clarification, these were past instances and have absolutely nothing to do with the Mueller ongoing investigations into the present American administration and the President.

 

Now we get to move on to the final claim against Bibi Netanyahu, the really serious case according to most sources. This is Case 4000 where Prime Minister Netanyahu stands accused of accepting bribes to push regulatory changes which would benefit the Bezeq telecommunications company, owned by Shaul Elovitch, in exchange for favorable coverage from a news site Walla! News, owned by Elovitch. There may or may not have been favorable coverage, but that is not the actual question which needs to be answered. The question is whether the coverage was altered at any specific point, preferably an obvious change and a specific point, and not was the coverage nice to the Prime Minister. Let’s use an obvious but hypothetical example from the United States. Presume that President Trump pushed to have regulations from the FCC altered allowing for the owner of Fox News altered, which also benefited owners of all the other news services, days after spending most of a day golfing and having a long and friendly lunch with Rupert Murdoch. These changes also would result in benefits to the American people, the economy and permit for a broader selection in where one could receive their news. Would this result in an open and shut case of bribery and breach of the public trust? We know, against Trump, there would be another Special Prosecutor appointed by the afternoon while they were on the back nine. This is close to what is going on with these cases in Israel. The left has been demanding, as have rivals on the right, that Bibi be prosecuted for obvious briberies, gifts, kickbacks, ruinous deals and a plethora of other altercations and evil machinations. The Attorney General would never have been invited to another Shabbos brunch in Tel Aviv if he had not at least attempted to bring down Bibi Netanyahu before this coming election. These, and the other four investigations which have returned one conviction for the first four before they were otherwise dropped against the Prime Minister, have been under investigation for over five years in some cases and all for over three years.

 

Why now, all of a sudden, these three cases are being brought against Netanyahu? Simple, elections have been called. The aim from all of this hullabaloo is to have an interested party, in the name of all that’s fair and decent, file a complaint with the Israeli Supreme Court to strip Bibi from leading any Knesset list so as to become Prime Minister should Likud be chosen to form the next government. This is the means by which Bibi is to be denied the office and the Israelis of the Likud Party from having their strongest candidate head their ticket. The other aim is to so shake up the electorate and spread confusion and doubt so as to potentially cost Likud three, four, five or as many as, pick a number less than thirty, mandates and allow for the left leaning party, specifically the Blue-White Party of Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz, to receive the nod to form a coalition and with the potentially added mandates, become the next government with Lapid and Gantz taking turns in the Prime Minister’s residence. That bring us to the final question, the main point of all of this, what if the left does succeed in taking down Bibi, damaging Likud, having a plethora of Israelis in the right simply not bother to vote when election day arrives, and the left under Lapid-Gantz take charge.

 

That future depends on whether Yair Lapid and General Benny Gantz (ret) are going to stick to the policies they have expounded over the years. What is interesting is that their prepared speeches vary on critical positions depending on the location where it is given. For our argument’s sake, we will stick to the most repeated of their positions which have sold well in much of the Tel Aviv region. They have a plan to end the terrorism and settle the Palestinian Arab-Israeli conflict once and for all. This entails something so simple and basic that it boggles the mind that it has not been attempted before. The retired general, Benny Gantz, has been very clear on what are his intentions which match fairly well with the consistent position of Yair Lapid over the years. We covered Benny with appropriate link here along with link to a reference map explaining the contour and how it differs from previous plans using the Green Line. The basic idea is to simply remove any and all Israelis from beyond the separation barrier, also called the anti-terror barrier, as well as the Old City of Jerusalem, possibly excepting the Temple Mount, and simply declaring these lands as the Arab Palestinian state they have demanded. This is the application of the Gaza Disengagement except this time the lands hold the higher grounds overlooking the entirety of the Tel Aviv metropolitan region including Ben Gurion International Airport and several military airfields. Additionally, so this does not become another simple disengagement, their plan is to leave IDF forces and their bases in the region to combat terrorism and other problems which might result as well as to assure that Mahmoud Abbas does not get replaced by Hamas, Hezballah, or other not so savory terrorist group. This sounds scarily close to the idea used in Southern Lebanon which resulted in a disorderly retreat followed by Hezballah taking control of the regions south of the Litani River in Lebanon. So, their grand plan is the Gaza Disengagement combined with the security plan for Southern Lebanon all wrapped up as a single package, and people want to know why we are not all that enthused about the Blue-White Party winning the election and forming the next government. The difficulties from their policies will be described in greater detail below and will clarify with the map below which depicts only the least capable rockets, the Katyusha. Clarification, this does not mean we are overjoyed with the idea of five more years of Bibi Netanyahu, but the few Party leaders we would prefer to see form a government have only the slightest better chance to be chosen than we do, and we are not even on any ticket.

 

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan Depicting the Near Complete Coverage of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan
Depicting the Near Complete Coverage
of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest
Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah
Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

 

There are some longer term predictions which can be made should such a plan actually be enacted. First, once the withdrawal has been completed and the lands officially ceded to the Palestinian Authority, the very first thing that Mahmoud Abbas will do is go to the United Nations General Assembly and start the process for recognition and entry as a full member of that illustrious and contemptuous organization. The Security Council will actually have no objection which is actually completely legal and even should the United States veto such recognition, Abbas could turn to the International Courts at the Hague who would very likely rule in his favor and thus Israel will have lost claims to these lands just as they did Gaza. Then will start the attacks on the IDF troops and the calls for the occupation army to be removed as it is a foreign invasion force which is unwelcomed in their new nation. There will be calls within Israel for this as well as the casualties mount and Israel will be facing another speedy and unplanned pullback of the IDF being executed as quickly as possible to avoid undue casualties. Then the next set of demands for the Negev to be ceded to the Bedouins as they are the “indigenous” peoples. Israel is the sole country in which Bedouins actually establish towns and settle down thus not moving from grazing area to grazing area as this is not necessary as there are ample fields in Israel which are maintained for grazing purposes. The Bedouins in Israel have an irrigated desert which is suspiciously unavailable in Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the remainder of the region, imagine that. The separation barrier will be breached on a regular basis and rockets will be launched from the hills onto Tel Aviv as pictured below. This will have an immediate reaction, and hopefully before any of the buildings in central Tel Aviv are struck potentially fatally causing their collapse. It has been stated that a conservative is simply a liberal who has been mugged. In this case, Tel Aviv is the liberal as it is the center of the Israeli progressive society with the majority of the rainbow coalition, numerous leftist NGO’s and the coffee bistros in which they can talk, exchange ideas and set up their next protest. In Israel, you can be mugged by surviving a terrorist attack or worse, knowing one who suffered a terror attack, and by being at ground zero of a rocket attack or within a block or two of such an attack. These are a form of wake-up call which brings all the arguments from the Zionist and nationalist right home and does so violently fast. So, what follows a few of these attacks and what will ensue?

 

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace and Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace
and
Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

 

There will be a cry for a new government immediately and for elections. Even Haaretz might be in favor of retaking the Shomron and forcing the Arabs residing there to find new homes across the Jordan River. If history is any recommendation of the future events, when such an occurrence comes to pass, expect that Jordanians to place these Arabs in camps and leave them there under UNRWA demanding that they be taken back by Israel and given new homes and full citizenship. After they rocket central Tel Aviv, the Arabs will find that this boat has sailed never to return. Such an attack would be their great strategic blunder as it would turn their main Israeli allies into sworn enemies. They will find a different Israel sitting across the Jordan and within twenty years the region will have become unrecognizable. We have a video starting partially through where the development by Israel of much of the land has made it unrecognizable as evidenced. The entirety of the video deals with many of the realities of how these Palestinian Arabs came to be in camps for generations and how their own forces were the main driving force to cause this disaster, not the Israelis. We recommend the entirety of the video be viewed when you have the time. Here is a little taste of why the solution as explained to be so simple is not so simple.

 

 

Should the Palestinians be gifted a state, this will not end anything as the Arab side has only one acceptable resolution which does not include Israel nor does it include a single Jew remaining once they have destroyed Israel. This is a truth which the left has refused to accept or believe claiming all along that if they would just be granted the lands conquered, actually liberated, in the Six Day War, then there would be peace. Abbas states very clearly that he demands the 22% of the British Mandate. Jordan sits on 78% of the British Mandate and Israel was to have the remaining 22% which consists of the region west of the Jordan River. This was the “fair” two state solution the world set up with Jordan for the Arabs, Jordan is three-quarters Arab Palestinian, and the remaining 22% was to be for the Jewish State. This was accepted by King Faisal in the name of the Arab league back in the early 1920’s. Since then the position of the Arab world changed and they decided to demand all the land be returned to their rule. They refuse the fact that the Ottoman Empire allied with Germany and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and were the losing side of World War I. Just as they claim that they won every war against Israel, they claim they won World War I. They probably claim their allying with the Nazis resulted in their winning World War II. According to their interpretation of the Quran, it is impossible for any Islamic force to lose a war, thus they have always won because the Quran is inviolable. This is partly why Israel has no right to exist, the Quran states that the Jews are accursed and incapable of ruling themselves and need Islamic protection. We know what their protection consists of and prefer to avoid any reoccurrences of such treatment. We have a series of three approximately ten-minute long videos which describe Jewish life under Arab and Islamic rule which are well worth watching at this link. This information may surprise those who have thought that the life of Jews was only a series of persecution in Europe and Russia; the Jews faced similar treatment and often worse treatment across the Middle East and North Africa. That is another reason why Israel knows that she must always be prepared to fight for their lives as they do depend on her continued existence. Half of Israeli population came from places other than the Western World of Europe, Russia and the Americas; they came also from the entirety of the Arab world, Ethiopia, India and across the entirety of the globe. We will close with this final thought, these apparently soon to be leveled indictments of Prime Minister Netanyahu are more political than anything else and even if they are brought to a trial, we expect Bibi will be found not guilty, but these are being brought so as to allow an attempt to force Prime Minister Netanyahu from being returned as head of a coalition and they hope to elect a left wing government to solve the world’s problems. Should they succeed, there will be possibly a final Arab Israeli war and it will not be pretty should Iran jump in with Hezballah and forces stationed by Iran in Iraq and Syria.

 

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June 12, 2017

If My Name Were James Comey

 

Well, I would likely be very proud and satisfied that my performance before the full Senate Intelligence Committee believing that I came across brilliantly and appeared to be one of the most erudite witnesses ever grilled. I would be proud of defending my propaganda sheet put out before I was even sworn in which was my effort to taint the waters in my favor and put in place the groundwork setting the base for my testimony to back it up and enforce making everything airtight. I would feel assured that my testimony has vindicated my actions referring to reinstating the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation and announcing such publically thus indemnifying me from my earlier allowing myself to be influenced to assist the Clinton campaign language about the FBI investigation being merely a “matter” rather than an investigation. And best of all and my proudest achievement is that I have cemented the investigation by the Special Prosecutor who is going to nail my number one enemy, Donald Trump. All in all, I can now look forward to glowing write-ups in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Chicago Sun Times, the Los Angeles Times as well as the Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Le Monde, Libération, and perhaps an amusing poking from Charlie Hebdo to round out the glorious praises I am about to receive. I am simply fascinated with myself and my performance, I was at my absolute best which nobody can deny and made poignant points which will be unassailable. About the only thing missing, and I have not yet given up on this, and that is a ticker-tape parade down Fifth Avenue in New York just like the astronauts who landed on the Moon received upon their release from quarantine. I love me.

 

James Comey

James Comey

 

Now I have to make a confession, my name is not James Comey. Mr. Comey may be pleased with his performance and believe his acting made his act even better and he might even be expecting an Oscar, but the reality is not as shining. The first hint that there may be some holes and dents in his testimony was that both Democrats and Republicans are claiming victory. That is a problem because he likely was hoping for the Democrats to be throwing wild parties in celebration and the Republicans preparing for the burial of Donald Trump after his execution for inexcusable crimes. The big glaring hole was his admitting that he had told President Trump three times that he was not under investigation for anything in reference to the Russian story. This was one statement by President Trump which the Democrats claimed was a bald-faced lie and that this was proof positive that Donald Trump is a rogue. Honestly, is anybody actually debating whether or not Donald Trump is a rogue? I thought even the most ardent Trump supporters had granted that even before the election still claiming that he was their rogue and was going to fulfill their greatest desires and undo Washington D.C. and untangle the Gordian Knot that is the Washington bureaucracy. So, what else can we say about the most talked about testimony which some almost compared to the second coming (first coming for our Jewish friends) and possibly another grand Buddha or other visionary before the event left everybody less than satisfied.

 

There was the obstruction of justice hoped for claims against President Trump. Well, James Comey already did the damage of initiating a Special Prosecutor to be put on the scent to chase down President Trump and place him in the box and Impeachment. Granted, a Special Prosecutor almost guarantees that something untoward will be found, inflated to the size of a conspiracy, brought to the left’s attention who will then demand Impeachment be brought so there can be a trial in the Senate. They might even threaten that should the Republicans obstruct their honorable scrutiny of President Trump and finding this gem of a charge that President Trump is most guilty of having committed and thus must be placed on trial and if not under Impeachment, then they will demand the calling of a grand jury to bring criminal charges into a court of law which will force an Impeachment once Trump is found guilty. Don’t ask what President Trump is guilty of as the Special Prosecutor has yet to find that tiny morsel laying in some obscure corner. The one thing for sure is it will have to do with Putin, Russia and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. This will go along painfully slow and the Democrat leftists will use any and all of anything found, inferred or invented to prevent the Congress from actually performing their jobs such as reforming the disaster that is the healthcare insurance industry which is being deconstructed one company at a time or revising the tax structure such that businesses can actually do business, especially small businesses which employ the vast majority of Americans.

 

There is a person who should start shopping for a good criminal lawyer who specializes in Federal charges of obstruction of justice and interfering with an active investigation of a felonious criminal activity. This person is former Attorney General Loretta Lynch whose insistence that James Comey as Director of the FBI refer to the criminal investigation into the use of an unsecured private e-mail server in her home by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thus breaking every security protocol of the State Department as a mere “matter” just as the Clinton campaign was referring to the investigation in efforts to lessen its severity and lessen its impact on the electorate. This entire effort obviously failed, as the people are not the fools the Clinton campaign believed them to be, or at least the people in fly-over country are not the ignorant yahoos as the Clinton campaign thought the “deplorables” to be. When Comey told about being pressured by Attorney General Loretta Lynch to lessen the language and camouflage the severity of the potential charges being scrutinized by the FBI, this was direct interference with an ongoing FBI investigation by having the Director of the FBI charged with lying to the public, to Congress, to the world about an investigation by his superior in the Department of Justice. That is a Cabinet of the President level of leaning on a subordinate to alter facts in order to influence an election, and not just any election but a Presidential election. The fact that James Comey came out right before the election, some would claim at the worst possible time, with the truth, the reality, that the e-mail “matter” was actually an honest to goodness investigation, just as everyone backing Hillary Clinton feared most and were in an all-out effort to minimize the impact of this specific “matter”, this event, this thing of little importance, and Comey felt he had to come clean before the election fearing otherwise facing real problems should Trump win, something which was becoming a possibility as the gap was closing.

 

Then there is the small matter that President Trump committed Obstruction of Justice by leaning on the FBI director when he made the request that Mr. Comey might find a way to go easy on Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (ret.) and fired Presidential Security Advisor. Find your way to go easy is not demanding that the FBI end their investigation and at worst is a request that you raise the standard for bringing charges such that you only do so if the evidence is conclusive and guarantees a guilty verdict. Comey even stated that he was not deterred from continuing with the investigation and that Trump’s wishing was completely inconsequential, just as it should have been. But expect the Trump disruptors to continue claiming that this is the smoking gun of President Trump’s guilt of Obstruction of Justice charges and this is definitely an Impeachable level offense. They will claim that this is so flagrant that there is no need for the Special Prosecutor to look into this and there need not be charges of Impeachment or even a trial by the Senate, this is so flagrant that President Trump should have resigned before the Inauguration, this is how horrid his actions, all his actions, everyone has been from even before the election. Oh, and let us not forget the undeniable Trump criminal ignorance and proof of his mental instability, the ultimate proof of Donald Trump’s unsuitability to hold the office of President, “covfefe,” the ultimate proof.

 

Then there is the most wonderful of all things, James Comey has stated that President Donald Trump is a liar, a lot! You have to understand, Comey means a liar as in incapable of knowing truth from the fictions of his mind. We’re talking liar as in not knowing reality from the visions he has in his most paranoid moments. This also shows how Donald Trump is completely unsuited to be President of the United States. The nation has to realize the problem with the last election and repair the damage and put the only candidate who is incapable of lying into the Oval Office, the candidate who won the popular vote because to heck with the Constitution, it should be what we claim it should be and Hillary won and that’s that. Never mind the Republican witch-hunts which their hunting of Hillary resembled the McCarthy era hunt for Communists. No politician ever has been subjected to such indignities and Donald Trump has been permitted to get away with everything he desires. He is a virtual dictator and it is doubtful we will ever see another election if he is not stopped and Hillary granted what is rightfully hers. We must save the nation from the devil now pretending to be President before he ruins the nation and everything wonderful accomplished by President Obama. Who cares if Comey came up empty, we know there is something there if only the right person would investigate. We have our Special Prosecutor who just might find the smoking gun about the Russian collusion with Trump to steal the White House from Queen Hillary; I mean the honorable Hillary Clinton and former First Lady, Senator from New York (carpetbagger) and Secretary of State. What are President Trump’s qualifications? His failed real estate ventures, his failed fake school, everything he touches fails and this is what he will bring to the government and the country unless he is stopped and replaced by somebody honorable, and that removes that Pence religious and bigoted fanatic from being given the Presidency. The only person in all of the United States who is ready, willing and capable of executing the office of the Presidency with credible and honorable actions is, obviously, Hillary Clinton. She has to replace that liar in chief Donald Trump so we will have a President who knows how to tell the truth and has never been caught in any lie.

 

Then there are the highlights we found as reported by New York Times from the Comey testimony. We will report their findings verbatim placing them within quotes as well as bolded and italicized. “James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, testified that President Trump and others in his administration lied when they said agents had lost confidence in Mr. Comey.” Reworded, the FBI agents love me and think I was the most wonderful of all directors ever placed over their department. They will be in a state of mourning for weeks, months maybe, now that the most evil “Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces” Donald Trump has destroyed the FBI and its ability to function with my dismissal.

 

Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” Mr. Comey said, referring to Mr. Trump’s suggestion that he may have recorded their conversations.” While in his head there is the fear that maybe there are tapes and it was not just empty rhetoric, Comey prays that the two or three exaggerations he has allowed himself will be revealed and this will place everything he has said in testimony in question. Tapes, he is thinking, could be his vindication or his immediate downfall.

 

Mr. Comey revealed for the first time that he turned over memos about his conversations with Mr. Trump to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.” This revelation was likely made just in case there are tapes and this comes out making him look particularly bad. Either way, this does make him look like a petty, little man looking to aggrandize himself using privileged information leaking it to the media in an attempt to bring down the man he despises. These leaks were a maneuver to ruin the President before he could fire Comey. The fact that Comey did not make notes when working under President Bush or President Obama or when dealing with Secretary of State Clinton or Attorney General Loretta Lynch but only with President Trump was because of his claim that he only suspected Trump of lying. One has to wonder what was the real motivation to do such and the leaking of information was done as a means to an end, the destruction of this Liar in Chief who Comey, along with so many other of the progressive left, believes is a fraud who does not deserve nor has he earned the right to represent the United States or even those who elected him because if those who voted for Trump knew him as Comey does, they would not have voted for him but had voted for the rightful person, Hillary, the person deserving of the Presidency.

 

The problem with former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, and we could cherry pick some more of the more choice extracts, but each side has what they need and we all know that everything has two sides these days, but the problem was much of it seemed to be an apology for his perceived difficulties and vindictiveness against President Trump. It was difficult sometimes to tell if he desired Hillary either or if he simply was like many Americans who thought the choices in this past election was choosing the lesser of two very different evils, one who desired power too much and one too frivolous to give that power to. The anger over the past election stems strongly from the fact that the two choices were each so poor of choices that neither candidate appeared to have been anywhere near the best either party could have posted, but these were the choices. When one looked down the slate of Republican challengers, what were there, seventeen of them, and which would have been a better choice? Jeb Bush, not what the people wanted and thus dead from the start. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, Scott Walker, and Rick Perry for some but not mainstream enough or they were too mainstream. Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson had the appeal and would have won and been good candidates all the way through the Republican Convention but as soon as the real campaign began, they would have been destroyed.

 

The Republicans could never have won the Presidency with their regular candidates and none of the unconventional candidates had any possibility of standing against the Democrat machine and the Clinton campaign strategists but the person chosen had something going for him that the others could never have matched, he was just crazy enough to be completely outside convention and run a campaign which would withstand any regular rules and campaign in such a manner as to withstand even the most vicious of attacks from even the Clintons. Then again, Hillary could beat Donald Trump, thump him actually, under all regular rules, under any normative election, but this was something different, an event, a thing, something the historians will puzzle about and debate whether it was the correct path or did the United States run off the tracks. This was really the political event of the century, maybe of the millennium. There has not been a political event of this magnitude since, well, since the assassination of Caesar. The people of the United States were in a different and more extreme state than were the British when they voted BREXIT and they displayed their displeasure with everything political. The initial retort to the regular political elites and the less mainstream politicals, simply because they were political, was that the voting public wanted something new, real and actually standing for the ideals they support. That left one candidate who the angered body politic who does the electing, especially the people who normally are taken for granted as they live in the less urban regions of the nation, the presumed uneducated and less refined and those taken for granted as being of insufficient numbers and power to have any influence over Presidential elections, could support. Well, they were sufficiently aroused to speak loudly and clearly, no political games and no political candidate who claimed to be the same old mainstream political operative. The Democrats said it with their, “I’m with Bernie.” The Republicans said it with Donald Trump. The Democrats stifled their little voices and the Republicans allowed theirs to scream loud and clear, “Not the same old political games.” The Democrats destroyed their chance at a revolutionary candidate and the Republicans tried something very different, something far from the John McCain or Mitt Romney this time again. Then the people, in a close race, chose the non-politician over the consummate politician. Comey likes the political game and President Trump challenged the status quo, all of the status quo, so Comey worked to remove what he saw as an impostor. He will fail just as he failed to withstand the pressure from the Clinton camp to tailor his language to match the campaign.

 

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