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June 5, 2017

Terror Here, Terror There, Soon Terror Everywhere

 

There was another vehicle ramming followed by knifings in London. This time it was on the London Bridge, just a few bridges down from the Westminster Bridge where an attack had taken place just a short number of weeks ago on March 23, 2017 which ended on the foyers of the Parliament Building. This new attack ended also a few blocks into downtown London at the Borough Market near Jack Applebee, a local restaurant located in the market. Terrorism has been far from limited to London or the British Isles. Paris and France have been apparent targets along with the Normandy murder of an elderly priest Father Jacques Hamel, the Nice truck attack which mowed down Bastille Day celebrants murdering eighty four innocents and injuring hundreds more and all the way back to the Toulouse and Montauban shootings in March of 2012 where three French Muslim soldiers were shot down and the shooting at a Jewish school killing a Rabbi, his two sons Aryeh age six and Gabriel age three as well as the eight year old daughter of the school Head Master. Belgium and Germany have not been untouched and the United States has faced their share of attacks. Years ago, Israelis tried to warn the world that if the terrorism being faced by Israel was not denounced, fought and defeated that it would end up spreading to the remainder of the developed world and eventually the entirety of the globe.

 

Israel had not been the sole target, even back as early as the 1920’s, long before there was a state of Israel, any occupied land, and only a few of the earliest Jews had returned to their ancient homeland and still there were riots and pogroms in Hevron and Jerusalem as well as against some Jewish farming communities with the Mufti of Jerusalem giving the green light by rousing hatred claiming the Jews were defiling the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque. These were the precedent for the rioting on the Temple Mount currently where Fatah and Hamas television and radio, frequencies provided by Israel no less, broadcast the Jews are holding demonic ceremonies in the al-Aqsa Mosque or trampling the Holy Places with their filthy feet (see video below starring Mahmoud Abbas). This video starring the man who in front of the television cameras in the United States with the White House as his backdrop told President Trump how the Palestinian Arabs were teaching their children and grandchildren to live in peace. As far as their teaching their offspring to live in peace, please take a gander at the videos at the end of our article, “Trump’s Chastising Abbas for Misrepresenting Incitement” where we placed seven enlightening videos from a Mickey Mouse look-a-like to a Bumble Bee and more. These were but a sampling and even more can be found with a search on YouTube if more proof is desired. Israel had bombings, vehicular rammings, drive-by shootings, car bombs, truck bombs, satchel bombs with cell phone detonators and stabbings all before they took the terror show on the road to the rest of the world. Back in the 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s and through the 1990’s on to today where the threat is still ever present but Israel faces the terror threat head-on and fights it with intelligence work and ever guarding police and security forces and smart precautions which keep the population as safe as possible. The world basically treated the terror threats in Israel as something that only happened to Israel, it was a Jewish problem. When it spread to Jewish targets around the world such as the Hezballah attacks in Buenos Aires, it was still just a Jewish problem. Even the Hyper Cachet attack which came right after the Charlie Hebdo attack was referred to by President Obama as an attack on a grocery store when in reality it was a Kosher market struck immediately before Shabbat as Jews from the neighborhood would be buying their Shabbat meals and challah. Well, this, unfortunately for the world, is no longer just a Jewish problem, it is a human problem.

 

 

The world is not in the same boat as Israel has been for such a long time. Many in the third world have shared this problem of wars with Islam all around the southern areas of the Islamic world, a region known as the African Transition Zone, the region between the Islamic world and the Christian and Animist worlds, or simply the non-Islamic world which is spread before Islam to be conquered for Allah. These areas have been facing abduction of women and children, the torching of churches most often during services, a simmering warfare, attempted coups, terrorism, and other violence. Europe is now joining the African Transition Zone as the newest frontier for Islam. That is what the raised level of terrorism is all about. This is stage one of the slow takeover of the European continent and it appears to be slowly escalating as the numbers of Islamic refugees increases. The elitist leadership either is clueless or are complicit in the influx and are increasing the influx intentionally. Either way, the people of Europe are facing an ever-growing problem. The people of Europe will soon be facing a choice about whether their continent and their way of life is worth defending or if they will continue with the same weak and worthless leadership just because they claim they know what they may be doing. But this is a problem the people of Europe need to address and they would not take advice from the nation on the front lines even as they watch their own Jewish populations flee for the United States and Israel.

 

African Transition Zone

African Transition Zone

 

The other new frontier for terrorism is the United States. I realize that during the Obama administration there were almost no terror attacks, just a number of attacks by crazy people, lone wolves and other excuses, but never real terrorism no matter who claimed what. This will be news to many Americans and they will gladly blame President Trump when terrorism is finally reported by the media and called by what it really is, terrorism. This will be news to the American public which do not follow world news or realize that terrorism has become a worldwide problem. They will likely also start to join the blame President Trump simply because he opened their eyes and reported the reality. The person who reports the problem is often the person who gets the blame. The truth is that they often are simply the one who stopped hiding the truth just because he was not afraid to tackle the problem. President Trump will, with time, become the man who will lead this fight, but only if the American people allow him to do so. The problem is that there may be a majority of Americans who will elect the next President simply because he will claim that he can end the problem through negotiations. They really mean they can surrender the United States and allow Islam to walk in through the front door, back door and side doors. This was what happened during the Presidencies of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and accelerated under President Obama. President Trump has said that he will end this infiltration. With any support from the American people, he might save what is left of the country. Without their support, the country will be put back into hibernation mode by whoever replaces him when they simply claim that terrorism can be negotiated and Islam is the religion of peace.

 

Islam is the religion of peace and war. As long as the entire nation is under pure Islamic Sharia, Muslim Law, then everything can be peaceful. A nation can have a small percentage of non-Muslims as long as they pay their special tax (Jizya), allow themselves to have no protection under the law, always hold their head lower than any Muslim near them, and understand that they are Dhimmi, then there can be peace. But if the nation has any other law, then there can be no peace and there will be terrorism and violence and eventually Jihad, holy war for the sake of Allah. Oh, there will be many very smooth talking Muslims who will claim that what we say is horribly wrong and we do not know anything about Islam. That is called Taqiyya, the imperative that Muslims lie to infidel, that is the rest of us, for the sake of furthering Islamic supremacy. Islam is peace when Islam is supreme, provided everybody is worshiping the exact same form of Islam, Shiite, Sunni, or any of the other varieties. For two examples of nations with differing forms of Islam, there are Syria and Iraq, places with just a few problems between the differing beliefs in Islam. A world where Islam is in total peace is a world where everybody has the same Imam, and there is only one Imam. I wonder how large a population such a world would have, one?

 

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March 30, 2016

Not as Simple as America Safe Europe Not

 

There has been much discussion over the lapses in security follow-through by Belgium Security Forces which may have contributed to both the Paris attack and the more recent Brussels bombing as Molenbeek neighborhood produced both terror cells and much of the planning for both attacks were carried out there. Additionally, the leader of the Paris attacks was captured by Police in that same area. We have heard that Turkey had deported a number of Belgians who had been arrested attempting to enter Syria presumably to join the Islamic State and that the Belgian authorities did little if any follow-through and allowed these people to slip from view of enforcement personnel. There was told that the United States and Israel had both warned Brussels of the coming attack with some information pointing to Molenbeek and bombing of the airport and main subway station, the exact targets. Still, the Belgians did little if anything.

 

From this one might think that the situation in Belgium in general and in Brussels particularly was excessively lax considering the warnings received. What many may not have caught is that much of Europe and the world are similarly not well protected from terrorism. Egypt had a Russian jet loaded with a bomb explode over the Sinai and just this week had another aircraft hijacked by a disturbed individual. Though the hijacking was not technically terrorism, the people suffered through an ordeal which for all intents and purposes was an act of terror. The number of attacks across Europe since 9/11 has far outstripped that of the United States, a fact that almost every news coverage stressed, especially those based in the United States. This begs a few questions as to what are the differences between Europe and the United States which might account for this difference.

 

Could it be as simple as availability as most terrorists can walk to Europe from the Middle East or Northern Africa (MENA) where the United States would take a deal of swimming. That makes entry into the United States more regulated despite its presumed porous southern border with Mexico. One fact many are not aware of is that the southern border of Mexico is heavily guarded and short of bribery one does not cross without proper authorizations which in a strange manner makes that porous southern border of the United States a little safer. But there is a greater difference and it has to do with dividing the authority and assignment for responsibility to prevent terrorist strikes. The fact that the United States has an overriding security apparatus which operates nationally while each state operates locally makes all the difference. When one police force in Europe gets any evidence of a terrorist cell operating within their area, they would hopefully monitor them. But what if their plans are being sent cryptically to a cell the other end of Europe, what would the interaction appear as. Would it be as the Turkish, Israeli and American security warned the Belgians. Even with warnings, would there be in existence the infrastructure in their police to handle such intelligence. Very likely not and this needs to be made evident to those in the United States of their good fortune for being a republic binding the fifty states together in cooperation with set rules and assignments and this is their security which is lacking in Europe.

 

Let’s do a thought experiment. Imagine the United States never did become one nation and instead became fifty nations just as Europe has different nations. There would be different languages spoken in some of the nations due to the primary immigrants and no universal English preferred as was the case for over two centuries. How well would the individual nation states be at handling security? Would they have in place a unified method of securing their airports? Would they have the funding for expensive scanners and detectors for every air terminal? What would they do with individual bits of information from the many varied individual nation states to figure out a grand scale the targets for terror strikes? Remember that the United States had the CIA, the FBI, Military Intelligences, all the individual state, county, city and rural police. All together they might have been able to piece together the 9/11 attacks and prevented them. They had all the pieces and even the computer of one of the conspirators along with all their levels of security and they missed it! Europe has no overriding law enforcement which can operate freely and without any interference from local authorities. Don’t even try to claim INTERPOL which puts out its Ten Most Wanted lists and attempts to coordinate two hands clapping patty-cake from two people across the room from each other, it does not mesh well.

 

 

INTERPOL shield

 

 

That is the problem in Europe, no coordinating body which can gather all the information and coordinate efforts. Even if INTERPOL had the smoking gun they would still require local police and security personnel to act to prevent any catastrophe. There was one article which got the solution correct, but it will require the nations of Europe to make a decision. Will the nations of Europe actually make an effort to cooperate if an overseeing agency is activated and placed responsible for tracking all things terror related and to whom these individual police and security agencies would necessarily need to report all leads and respond to any inquiries. Without their agreement in advance there is no reason for going through the actions as full coordination and cooperation is the key to success, just as it works, mostly, in the United States. What would rankle the nerves of the Europeans the most is that the overriding group would be NATO and would necessarily coordinate with Israeli security services in order to gain the whole picture. There would also be coordination with Egypt, Jordan and any other government willing to share solid and good information and intelligence. We all know that the European will do almost anything not to appear to react as Israel acts. They view the Israelis as paranoid lunatics who howl at the full moon and other imaginary threats. The Europeans are convinced that through respect and deference they can avoid terrorism like has been levelled against Israel, justifiably by most European thinking. Well, that same snake which the Europeans have been financing for decades has finally come home to roost and is killing Europeans and not just Jews. The time has passed where Europe needed to awaken to the threat levels they are facing and it is not too late, but it is imperative that action start and start soon to fight this rising menace. Either Europe will learn from the United States for coordinating across state lines and from the Israelis on how to implement smart security.

 

A final note on air safety. We have done our share of international flying in the past five years and have seen differing levels of security in the United States and elsewhere. We also have had more than sufficient relations with others including one friend whose plane landed in Brussels minutes after the terror attack, their ordeal was harrowing at best and maybe, just maybe, their luggage will find them again some day in the not too distant future. United, American, Southwest and whatever airlines you care to mention with one exception rely on whatever security the airport at which they fly from provides. That is pure insanity as that does not guarantee a level of expertise or efficiency that provides a safe environment for their passengers and employees. Many of these airlines met with Israeli representatives who described the means by which very few El Al aircraft has ever been successfully hijacked. The solution explained by El Al have always been regarded as the best methods for protecting passengers and aircrews but also too expensive and man-hour intensive to be utilized by these other major carriers. They claim passengers would refuse to pay the extra required for such screening while El Al does the multi-layered screening of passengers and background test their crews leading to the safest flying experience possible. Even further, the El Al aircraft are fit with Elbit Systems C-MUSIC anti-missile Protection systems, and that alone is worth the price of the fare.

 

 

 

 

The people at El Al take these incidents very personally. One of the most daring and astonishing stories is well worth reading titled How to thwart a gunman at 29,000 feet, by the only pilot who ever did. Please take the time and read this true story of one pilot who asked the right questions and used every bit of resources he had to foil an armed hijacking using guile, skill and a large dose of chutzpah. Meanwhile, if Europe is going to get a handle on the terror threat they prefer to pretend is not real, they are going to have to accept facts and deal intelligently with the threat and find a means for a coordinated effort by whatever means. NATO is simply the best suited with its current configuration and technical abilities and was designed to protect Europe from threats, that may as well include current terror threats, and let us all realize that maybe the Israelis actually know what they are dealing with and one might learn a thing or two.

 

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January 31, 2016

It Starts Once Again by Turtle Bay

 

It starts initially by Turtle Bay but in never stays there. Turtle Bay is where the launch gets announced but sometimes it is so hard to tell as the other instigations pop up blooming like tulips in the spring except these tulips have a deceptive scent that masks the first lies wrapped up in its soft petals, and lies is what is peddled. They sprout around Big Ben where Piccadilly Circus goes round and round. They tower with the Eiffel at the end of the Champs Elysées. They adorn an Arch of Titus beneath the great Colosseum. Eventually they explode onto the stage of the European Union Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium from where they fill the news world-wide gaining echoes about the presumed perfidy and deceits that Israel has used to avoid making a reasonable peace through honest negotiations. This year’s marketed Israeli unforgivable sin being paraded around the world is the misnamed “settlements” Israel had built presumably against International Law. When Israel ceased any and all building for ten months at the behest of President Obama early in his first year in the White House, it took Mahmoud Abbas nearly none of those ten months to do anything more than appear for eight minutes, forty five and two thirds seconds, give or take ten minutes, until arriving to negotiate the way only the Palestinian Authority can negotiate, namely demanding that Israel continue the building freeze indefinitely until the Palestinians accepted a peace with Israel, something they have yet to define outside of their propaganda dispensed constantly to their own people and the Israeli Arabs who tune into Palestinian Authority media including television and radio as well as Internet and social media where they promise the only peace they will accept is the liberation of all of Palestine from the river to the sea, meaning replacing Israel and pushing the Jews into the sea. You see, the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Iran along with Hezballah and even Islamic State do not honestly desire the State of Palestine even if it has its Capital City in East Jerusalem and complete control over the Temple Mount; all of this has been offered and refused because what they actually want and will accept no less is the complete destruction of the Jewish State of Israel and its Jews and Christians slaughtered in a genocidal outpouring of blood in the streets coloring them red.

 

 

Palestinian Lies Sprouting From Turtle Bay to Rome, London, Paris and European Union Headquarters Seeking Allies to Force Israeli Concessions in the Name of Peace Negotiations They Have no Intention of Honoring Themselves

Palestinian Lies Sprouting From Turtle Bay to Rome, London, Paris
and European Union Headquarters Seeking Allies to Force
Israeli Concessions in the Name of Peace Negotiations
They Have no Intention of Honoring Themselves

 

 

There will be a world with the European Union in the lead and the leftist governments of Europe and beyond, both new and old, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and the rest, all coordinated and amplified through numerous European NGOs, especially the NGOs paid for in part or wholly by European governments but licensed in Israel for maximum effect appearing to represent Israelis against their elected government all quoted to maximum effect by all the usual suspects both in print and on the Internet followed by debates in the General Assembly and a condemnation of Israel for violating the rights of the Arab Palestinians for some presumed international criminal neglect such as their not having elections since before 2005 as they could never have been cancelled by Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah leadership in order to avoid losing their positions to Hamas challengers as was the actual reason, but why blame Abbas when Israel can be tainted. The new French leftist government has already threatened to recognize a Palestinian Arab state if talks are not resumed. This will work wonderfully as now all Abbas has to do is continue to refuse to resume the talks until the French recognize Palestine and soon to be followed by the new leftist government in Canada as they could never allow France to surpass them followed by Germany’s Angela Merkel seeking a distraction from immigrant purgatory. The eventual target of this entire orchestrated use Israel for a Piñata party is a Chapter VII Enforceable Resolution from the Security Council timed for effect for the opening ceremonies of the General Assembly later this year where the drumroll will likely be set up in early summer with additional hearings about the “settlements” and resolutions passed condemning Israel and restating the falsehood that these Israeli communities are illegal. Then during the opening ceremonies of the General Assembly will follow an address by Mahmoud Abbas pleading for the United Nations to remove the Jewish infestation which is encroaching on the Palestinian holy and historic lands and the Jewish desecrations of the al-Aqsa Mosque and their denial of Palestinians rights to freely practice their religion and pray at their holiest of religious sites on the Temple Mount. There will be General Assembly Resolutions passed which have absolutely no enforcement value but will be used for the maximum political value while the most damning being moved to the Security Council with urgent demanding pleadings that Israel must be curbed and forced to bend to the will and desires of the Palestinians so they may establish their state as they envision their ideal state which has been denied them since the beginning of time, before recorded history, predating the Bible, predating the Pyramids, the Sphynx, Stonehenge or even the onset of human existence.

 

This has been the operating metric for the past decade and it has almost always ended the same, with the world screaming for blood if Israel does not make some concrete concessions to permit greater Arab Palestinian freedoms and surrender even more lands. This has been how the expectations have altered to the point that the careful wording put in place by the Security Council after the June, 1967 Six Day War took six months of serious debate worded Resolution 242 with great care and intentionally made it a Chapter VI nonbinding resolution which only required Israel to surrender land, not the lands, not all lands, simply land which they had met by returning the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt when they made a peace agreement. Later, when the peace agreement was made with Jordan, the Jordanians relinquished their claims to the lands they had occupied, the real occupied lands were when Jordan held much of Judea and Samaria along with half of Jerusalem, returning the lands west of the Jordan River which were meant for the Jewish State since the San Remo Conference, the Treaty of Sèvres, the British Mandate and Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, but why allow International Law to interfere with attempts to destroy the only Jewish State simply to harm Jews and make them once again one of the few peoples denied a homeland. For what happens to peoples who have no homeland one need look no further than the current near impossible situation the Kurds are currently facing as they have their population broken spread amongst four nations, Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria and assisting one another is near impossible as they often need the permission from hostile government in order to assist one another. One can look at the history of the Armenians and their relations with the Ottoman Empire or simply look at the history of the Jews throughout the last two millennia which culminated through the Inquisition on through the Holocaust; something some Islamic forces wish to emulate a second time which is why Israel is so vital for the continued existence of the Jewish People.

 

While the Palestinian spokespeople, supporters, NGOs, leaders of nations, European Union elites and President Obama who is completely unfettered to unleash his worst and greatest damage over and above what he has already accomplished in his first seven years. The initial signs are that Israel may have lost their usual protector as it appears President Obama has already decided that when his next turn arrives to give the Palestinian Authority everything in their wildest imagination and maximalist demands but perhaps before the world sides with those whose intents are the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of every Jew on the planet, perhaps forcing the Palestinian leadership to define what exactly they are willing to accept and end all terrorism, incitement and at long last accept a peace with Israel and start the next period in the history of the two people living with respect, peace and mutual advantage and then perhaps progress could begin to heal the problems of the past decades. Perhaps that might be the secret to unraveling the reasons behind the lack of any ability over the past twenty plus years to reach even a semblance of progress since the initial signing of the Oslo Accords. The problem may not be on the Israel side as there have been offerings of peace numerous times during those years where Israel proposed and the Palestinian Authority leadership simply broke off negotiations without even a reply or a counter proposal, just turned their backs and walked out of negotiations. Israel gave up all of the Gaza Strip and the end result was a Hamas takeover and a raining of rockets onto Israeli civilians leading to a number of costly wars and difficult situation imposed upon the Arabs residing in Gaza as Hamas uses tactics which maximizes their hardships. The claim that Gaza is overcrowded to the point of leaving them no other choice runs in direct conflict with their claim that the Gaza farmers have difficulty in selling their wares in Europe and Jordan without any seaport. How a seaport would assist selling their wares in Jordan escapes us as Jordan has no port except the one they share with Eilat in southern Israel which is more readily reached by land. The Gaza disaster leaves Israel leery of any treaty which would also permit Hamas to take power in any lands granted to the Palestinian Authority just as occurred in Gaza. Still, it is well past time that the Palestinians give names to their demands relating exactly what Israel would need sacrifice for real and lasting peace. Any deal must leave the refugees to be settled throughout the lands where they currently are housed in reports which would only require the removal of the barbed wire fences and allow them to have rights or have them resettled in the Arab lands which will make up the Palestinian state. There must also be a guarantee which is observable and enforceable end to all terror attacks, instigation, the teaching that Israel must be destroyed in order for there to be peace and that the Jews are the decedents of apes and pigs. We are aware that such demands are too much to ask in any deal. But unless the Palestinians at long last state their idea of a settlement which is more descriptive than their past contributions which can be described with a single word which had been the closest they have come often given immediately before walking out, that word is “No” as has been their sole contribution thus far. Concessions should be withheld until the Palestinian Leadership defines exactly what they expect and we hope it is not the same answer the alien gave in the movie Independence Day when it was asked what they wanted from the peoples of planet Earth and the reply was, “Die.”

 

 

 

 

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