Beyond the Cusp

October 19, 2021

Biden Makes Criticism Incredibly Difficult

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 1:34 AM
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I have thought about and even attempted to write an article about the current chaos plaguing the United States but ran into the same problem each time; I left the news going on the television. Is it even possible to concentrate on a single problem with such a distraction? Our consensus is that such is impossible. There are so many; one can almost assign one to each letter of the alphabet, honest (Afghanistan, Border enforcement, Corona virus, Debt, Energy, Foreign relations, GDP and you get the idea). We do feel that President Biden, or whomever chairs the committee running the Presidency, deserves congratulations for turning the tide so quickly and completely, ridding the country of virtually everything Trump. Whether that turns out to be advantageous likely depends on which apparent extreme one chooses with which to identify. For the numerous Americans considering themselves to be moderate, middle-of-the-road, even-tempered and oh so irritated with President Trump’s demeaner so they voted for Biden; in just over three years there will be another election and Trump might appear less offensive this time around. But this is supposed to be telling you the reason there have been so few posts of late, so let us return to describing our dangling over the edge predicament.

Teetering Beyond the Cusp

Teetering Beyond the Cusp

Yes, the Beyond the Cusp office is a bus somewhere in the Andes dangling off a cliff someplace in Peru, not. The impediment has been trying to concentrate on merely one specific problem which we have yet to comment about and needs commentary. Grievous mistakes such as the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan needs little if any comment beyond apologies to all those whose efforts in-country now appear to have proved futile. Our only comment on border enforcement is Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is describing the border as being orderly proceeding towards the Administration’s set goals allowing free entry into the United States across the southern border when he tells the media that, “The border is closed and secured.” The Corona virus is slowly and inexorably becoming less deadly, despite becoming more virulent, as we predicted here. The debt is moving along at an unhealthy rate and will accelerate when the final reconciliation budget passes spending trillions the United States will need to borrow from the Federal Reserve. Energy, Foreign relations, GDP; we have probably already covered these at some point and really prefer not to become too repetitive. We only hope that the United States never finds itself beyond the cusp as, from there, there is no return. 

Beyond the Cusp

November 6, 2020

Where the Election Stands

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 2:27 AM
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The only certain results are the Republicans will continue to hold a majority, though shaky, on the Senate while gaining seats which will prove to be insufficient to break the Democrat hold on the House of Representatives. We could simply leave it at that and ignore the elephant in the room, the Presidency. The one thing which will eventually prove inevitable, some states will end up in court and at least one will reach the Supreme Court. Any decision that would be forthcoming from the Supreme Court will take some undefined amount of time, likely anywhere from two or three weeks to two or more months. This might be caused by multiple cases appearing before the Supreme Court. We can rely on the left to insist that the Justice Amy Comey Barrett recuse herself due to being installed onto the Supreme Court in the midst of the election and thus should be ineligible to adjudicate any election case brought before the court. Should she agree to recuse herself, the most likely results will be more four-four wimpy non-decisions. Any reasonable person can expect in such instances that Chief Justice Roberts will side with the left as he has already proven on the major case from before the election.

Here is the surprising way to further decide who has been taking liberties with election law or even playing hanky-panky. The side demanding the loudest for Justice Barrett recusal are the ones who should be most suspect. Their insisting for her recusal actually might prove counter-productive. There is a laudable quality held by Justice Barrett making her almost the perfect adjudicator, she can remove herself and her emotions and personal positions from any legal consideration allowing her to decide simply upon the law itself and its most plain understanding. Her decisions will prove to be both liberal and conservative as such considerations are not included within her decision processes. It will be Justice Barrett’s strict constructionist views upon which one may rely thus those on any other side would likely be leading the charge to recuse Justice Barrett. These assumptions may prove unnecessary as we very likely will have a definitive winner in the Presidential race within the week. The current state has it such that should former Vice President Biden win any of the undecided states, other than Alaska which will go Trump, he will clear the 270-threshold winning the election for President. On the other hand, for President Trump to gain a second term he needs run the table which might prove to be insurmountable. More to follow, hopefully.

Beyond the Cusp

July 17, 2019

Democrat Hopefuls Finally United on Israel

 

There has been a single outlier when it came to Israel until recently, Joe Biden. Joe is now planning on touting his pressuring Israel when under President Obama. Mr. Biden answered a self-identified Jewish activist who inquired, “I’m an American Jew, who is very concerned about what Netanyahu’s government is doing to Palestinians currently.”

 

Biden curtly replied, “There’s no answer but a two-state solution.”

 

But the young man was not satisfied and further insisted of Biden, “”I am wondering if you think that the occupation is a human rights crisis, and if you’ll pressure Israel when you’re President.”

 

Biden expanded his answer claiming, “The answer is I think the settlements are unnecessary. The only answer is two-state solution, number one. Number two: the Palestinians have to step up to stop the hate. So, it’s a two-way street.”

 

Continuing to press Joe Biden, the man insisted to know if Biden believes, “the occupation is a human rights crisis.” Biden shot back stating, “I think occupation is a real problem, a significant problem.”

 

In yet another exchange, the young man insisted that Biden tell him whether, “And will you pressure Israel to end the occupation as president?” Biden answered simply, “You know I have.”

 

Further, there is this short recording explaining his positions here.

 

 

We found this in an Israeli news source which can be read here. We already discussed where Elizabeth Warren stands and her positions are very nearly identical to the Biden answers just reported. But this set of quotes from a recent confrontation at a campaign event and Joe Biden has crossed over to supporting the Palestinian Arabs and their efforts to destroy Israel. So, where do the remainder of the candidates stand on Israel? Here is a talk by Elizabeth Warren speaking on Israel and foreign policy.

 

 

Another candidate is South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has stated that should Israel not withdraw from the “settlements,” he would cut all financial aid until Israel buckled. Sounds very similar to our warnings over the last year that after President Trump the United States could very easily elect a Democrat President and potentially also taking the Congress allowing the Democrats to do to Israel as they are promising they desire doing.

 

Pete Buttigieg Twitter Post About Israel

Pete Buttigieg Twitter Post About Israel

 

The rest of the Democrat field are covered here giving information about California Senator Kamala Harris, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who is a staunchly pro-Israel politician, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has also already launched her bid as a traditionally being supportive of Israel, yet she penned an op-ed in The Forward in August 2017 explaining her decision to oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, plus Texan Beto O’Rourke, and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. The one thing which becomes fairly obvious is that should the Democrats take the White House, they are likely to take a vastly different approach toward Israel than Trump.

 

As we have stated, support for Israel is becoming a partisan issue with the Republicans supportive of Israel, for now, and the Democrats are sliding away from supporting Israel and pressing that the United States apply pressure upon Israel to force them back to the pre Six Day War boundaries, simply put, the 1949 armistice lines which would be granting the Arab world a complete do-over of the Six Day War. They press for Israel to be cut back to having her center varying between nine to fifteen miles. This would also provide the Arabs with positions along the Judean Hills, how are Judean Hills not Jewish, such that they will be able to actually watch their rockets as they would launch on Tel Aviv, Netanya, Herzliya and a large amount of Israeli population, businesses, utilities, nuclear power plants, naval ports all within close range from the areas of Judea and Samaria which many of these candidates have stated they would allow them to be gifted to the Arabs. We have included a map which displays the range and capability of the Katusha rocket, the smallest of the rockets which the Palestinian Authority has in their inventories. This is the problem with forcing Israel to return to the Green Line and set the borders back to what existed before the Six Day War. Such a plan would gift the Arabs with a complete do over in initiating a new Six Day War, something which could allow much of Israel to face destruction from the Arab armies and terrorists.

 

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

 

This will be something which will require Israel to start to take her own future into her own hands as the United States may be pulling her support whenever the Democrats take the White House. Should they also take the Congress, whether in 2020 or in 2024 after President Trump cannot run again, Israel could find herself deserted on the battlefield. Just as in Britain it is extremely probable that Jeremy Corbyn will become the next Prime Minister with a coalition which would probably oppose anything favorable for Israel. Add in the actions by the European Union which we reported here working to dismantle the Israeli settlements and granting the Arabs with all the lands which they had occupied between the 1948 attempted annihilation of Israel and her Jews in 1948 until 1967 when Israel liberated her stolen lands which the world has attempted to return to the Palestinian Arabs simply to deny the Jews the lands. The time has come to simply have Israel retain the lands which were promised her from the San Remo Conference, the Mandate System, Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which all referred to the Jordan River as the Israeli eastern border. These are the difficulties that Israel faces day after day as the world continues to try and strip Israel of any hope for her survival. In time, Israel needs to simply take the lands which she was promised and simply take all which she requires seeking the best results she is able to make such that Israel takes the measure of the situation and refreshes the demands such that she combines her necessities and follows the regular treaties which Israel has reached. The treaties and other agreements have brought much of the lands which are part of Israel back to the Jewish State with the European Union now working to relegate the lands to the Arabs leaving the Jews watching as they make claims which deny Israel any final lands. This is the situation that Israel finds herself as she starts to find a solution which allows her to reach space and settle down in a stretch of lands within the lands west of the Jordan River.

 

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