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May 25, 2017

Imagine Britain Making Peace with ISIS

 

Imagine Britain Making Peace with ISIS or Europe Making Peace with the Refugees
and then Answer why Israel Need Sacrifice for Arabs Against the Promises of the World?

Imagine if the United Nations, European Union, United States, Russia, China and many European nations gathered with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Islamic State (ISIS) Leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi invited in order to reach an agreement ending the differences between them and ending the terror such as the suicide bombing at Manchester this week which murdered over twenty youths and injured more than fifty more. Assuming that all the Islamic State is actually interested in is the Southwestern Shores with South London as their Capital City. The Southwestern Shores includes Southwest and Southeast England, West Midlands, and Wales (see map below). Currently the Islamic areas have been limited to cantons separated from one another leading to many being left under governance which has no relevance to their needs and way of life. The demand for the unification of these areas for Islamic rule separated from the normative British rule of law allowing for Sharia in these areas. This will require some transfer of populations and these Islamic areas should be free of all others and the Muslims will all be required to relocate within their newly found state. The British should be old hat at such measures and executing such a transfer after managing something very similar when establishing the nation of Pakistan for the Muslims separated from India as a means of settling the violence between the different religions and meeting the Muslim demands for their own region, their own nation. Such a settlement would allow for two countries for two peoples living side-by-side in peace and security. The terrorism and fighting must be addressed and ended once and for all. The attacks like the bombing in Manchester are a cry by an oppressed minority facing an Apartheid like treatment by an oppressive regime in which they have little chance of having their needs addressed. The tearing apart of the two societies must be brought to an end and an equitable settlement reached. These attacks are but an expression by the Islamic minority simply crying for their own area in which they can rule themselves. The numerous attacks do not need to be listed, but still some should be remembered such as the London Underground and Bus Bombing of July 7, 2005; the Glasgow International Airport attack of June 30, 2007; the Beheading of British Soldier Lee Rigby of May 22, 2013 and the recent Westminster Bridge with Palace of Westminster’s Houses of Parliament Entrance vehicle ramming and stabbing attacks which happened recently on March 22, 2017 just to list some of the most horrifically memorable. Time has come to address the base problems, which are the root causes for these attacks, and a fair and equitable solution must be reached. British Prime Minister Theresa May and Islamic State (ISIS) Leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi must meet face-to-face and discuss their differences and as a signal that the British are truly interested in making peace, all Islamic fighters held in British prisons should be released such that when peace has been reached, there will be no outstanding issues and this will be a signal of the British desire for peace and an equal settlement for both peoples. Of course al-Baghdadi would continue to claim he intends on conquering the world, which would include all of Britain.

 

Islamic State and British Isle Two States Side-by-Side Living in Peace and Security

Islamic State and British Isle
Two States Side-by-Side
Living in Peace and Security

 

Yes, this is as ridiculous as requesting that the European union give the refugees their own nation consisting of Greece and surrounding areas in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe for the influx of refugees to settle where they can rule themselves and the remainder of Europe for the remaining Europeans (see map below). This solution leaves many major European nations such as Poland, Germany, Spain, France and the Scandinavian nations as European continuity remaining intact such that the European Union can retain the cross border integrity. This also will leave a separation between the European and their culture and the Islamic culture of the refugees. There should be measures taken where longtime European Muslims who desire remaining as Europeans to be able to retain their standing. This will permit separate continental areas living side-by-side in peace and security. This would just as ludicrous as the suggestion above for the British Isles but somehow it is permissible and even considered preferable for Israel to surrender a fairly large size approaching one quarter of the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea which was promised to Israel when Transjordan was given to the Arab population to be ruled by the Hashemite family. This agreed upon compromise enabled the British to meet their promise to the Arab leaders made during World War I where they promised to give both sons of Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud their own kingdoms. This resulted with King Faisal to rule in Iraq and King Abdullah I to rule in Jordan meeting the British promise to the Arabs. To meet their promise to the Zionists the British Crown, contrary to much of their activities ever since, was that all lands west of the Jordan River were to be protected and given solely to the Zionists for the establish of a Jewish State. Yes, dividing up the British Isles would lead to a war where the might of the British Crown would be brought to bear against those demanding their surrender of half of London and the southwest of the British Isles. The same goes for the European union if they were to be demanded by the world to surrender the southeast of the European continent and transfer the populations from these nations into other nations around the remainder of the European Union would result in a war as well. Yet it is exactly these nations who are all but leading the demands for Israel to surrender nearly one forth of their lands to an Arab State which would be sworn to Israeli destruction. Making matters worse, the lands that Israel is being demanded to surrender would place this hostile nation standing on the highlands overlooking the central and densely industrialized and holding most of the residential occupancy of the Israeli population. Almost all of Israeli power production and almost all of their water treatment along with the vast majority of its industrial employment and production and lastly a number of nuclear power plants and also overlooking the Dimona nuclear research center and numerous colleges, schools and preschools that service the majority of the population. But we know the reason and it is one that most refuse to admit, so let us discuss this further.

 

European Union Made Refugee Friendly While Retaining European Continuity

European Union Made Refugee Friendly While Retaining European Continuity

 

Let us look at Israel and ask what people think immediately when you say Israel. The answer is obvious, the Jews. Israel is the Jewish State, right? Well, in all honestly, not totally. The Jews do make up 75% of the population, with Muslims making up 19.5% of the population, with Christians making up almost 2% of the population, with Druze making up 1.5% of the population and finally the remainder consisting of Hindus, Buddhists, Baha’I and others making up almost 4% of the population. Another misunderstanding is that Israel is made up mostly of Jews from Russian and European nations plus the Anglosphere. The truth is that close to half of the Israeli Jews derive from the Middle East and North Africa and the Islamic world which largely either evicted their Jews directly or by making laws targeting the Jews making their lives so difficult that they were basically forced from their homes. This is a very different picture than what is portrayed by the anti-Israel forces and even far too many of Israel’s friends. Israel does not even appear to be a European colony that is one of the first truths that visitors realize upon arrival. They witness people of every nationality including Ethiopian and Indian Jews, also Jews from Arab lands and from North Africa and the expected Russian and European ethnicity. They witness couples with children and many carriages being pushed by fathers almost as often seen as mothers. Often these strollers are accompanied by additional children and you will see rolling playpens when parent have more young children as this way they can bring toys and move more freely. For those visitors coming from Europe or the United States these numbers of children are reminiscent of their youth when they were children if they are baby boomers. This is a difference than currently in Europe, Russia and the United States where the numbers of children are below replacement rates while the rate in Israel is far healthier and above replacement rate providing a growing population. The fact that Israel is a nation which has a growing population is another reason that Israel can make arguments why she requires all the lands promised by the League of Nations and presumably re-promised by the United Nations. The world appears to have forgotten that the area of Israel they demand to give to the Arabs was originally stolen by Jordan in the 1948 War started by the Arabs in an attempt to destroy the newly formed nation of Israel and they declared their genocidal intent repeatedly for years ahead of the May 15, 1948 declaration of the establishment of Israel. They disregard that many of these Arabs are Jordanians which Jordan illegally forced to relocate and take lands and often houses which had belonged to Jews which they forced from their homes threatening to murder them if they refused to be relocated inside the remainder of Israel. Why is it that the promises given during the making of the Mandates, the establishment guarantees of the British, the League of Nations, the United States, the signatories of the Treaty of Sèvres and the writers and signatories of the United Nations and its Charter which includes their taking on the responsibilities from the League of Nations and the Mandate System, are so temporary; but demands on Israel are due immediately.

 

All the demands that Israel always must return all lands they gain after fighting a defensive war despite the rules of war under International Law are unique as no other nation is expected to act thusly except the United States who do so of their own volition. Israel is almost, if not, required by the world to return lands taken in defensive war and in this case to give away lands liberated in a defensive war that were stolen after Jordan was amongst the numerous nations which attacked Israel when she came into existence on May 15, 1948. Israel has returned the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula twice to Egypt, after their response to the blockade when Egypt cut off their access to the Red Sea in 1956 and again in response to the same action by Egypt plus the Egyptian forces massed on the Israeli southern border and Syrian forces along the north in 1967. The liberation of Judea and Samaria came when Jordan joined the Six Day War during the second day of the war after Israel implored them to remain neutral. Still, the world claims that Israel illegally holds Judea and Samaria ignoring the fact that Jordan illegally held it until Israel liberated, that is liberated, these lands in 1967. Why all of this enmity? If we are to claim it comes from the long history of anti-Semitism, then people roll their eyes and sigh, “Please,” dripping with all the sarcasm and impatience pleading that we not go there. Why such a drastic reaction? The reason is the knowledge that this is true and they do not desire accepting this truth and accepting reality which would give the Israeli arguments more weight. The entire game is do not give Israel an inch of credibility because they will take advantage of any credibility and then you know what will come of that. Our answer is, “No, we do not know what will come of such, tell us.” People then back away from the discussion getting defensive asking, what do we mean by questioning them. They pretend we are claiming they are being evil or deceitful. They know why they are being defensive and so do we but it really does not matter.

 

Mahmoud Abbas will save Israel as he will not accept any deal no matter how wonderful those managing the next peace process, be they for Trump, the United Nations, the European Union, Martians, the Greys or whatever group be they from Earth or from the stars. Abbas will very simply continue demanding more and more until the entire peace process is stretched into the sham it really has become. Even if President Trump finds some means of imposing an agreement on the Palestinian Arabs despite themselves, they will return to terrorism just as they have promised time after time. Mahmoud Abbas and other leaders from the Palestinian Authority and Fatah have all stated that the fight for the liberation of Palestine, all of Palestine will continue even after they make any agreement or peace with Israel. Their fight for the liberation of their lands will continue until every Jews has been driven from their lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. This has been their promise and they are the moderates, actually are. Hamas not only demands that all the lands be liberated, the Jews residing there killed and then every Jew on the planet murdered, they are the ones making Abbas a moderate. So, Abbas is a moderate because he does not desire killing Jews after wiping them out in Israel, that is really not that helpful folks. The fact that the world could not care less that the Arabs’ desire is to murder every Jew in Israel is another troubling fact. Their demands that Israel make concessions every time a new peace process starts simply because they realize and know that unless Abbas gains something he will not meet. They feel for their own pride and false name making they must force this meet despite knowing that Abbas will never make peace because their names must be added to those who managed to hold a meeting and get a picture of Abbas (or Arafat before him) and some Israeli Prime Minister shaking hand with them smiling behind them so they can be declared good peacemakers. Add in an Israeli Prime Minister, and we have had many, who simply adore having their names spoken in Europe and Washington with the title of good Jew attached making these sacrifices despite the harm it does to the Israeli people does not help. Eventually Israel will have nothing left to give, and we are about there, and then the Arabs will claim they have no other choice as the Israelis are not surrendering fast enough and they will start the next Arab-Israeli war. If Israel survives and has any lands that the world can demand they give away, we will start this whole process over from scratch. Eventually the Israeli people will have had enough and then the real solution will come and Israel will demand all that is legally hers. We do not want more and eventually will not accept less. Whether we gain it peacefully or forcefully is up to the leaders of the world but they are too interested in pleasing their Arab friends and their oil sheikhs and that is really a pity. The eventual finality of this masquerade is known to anyone with any knowledge of history, especially ancient history, and still they will all act surprised when this eventuality comes to fruition.

 

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May 14, 2017

Miss Janis Joplin May Have Got It Right

 

Janis Joplin often talked about feelings and the state of the world before each song. I think it was on her Greatest Hits Album where she first stated an interesting philosophical idea that “I don’t understand how come you’re gone, man. I don’t understand why half the world is still crying, man, when the other half of the world is still crying too, man, I can’t get it together. If you got a cat for one day, man I mean, if you, say, say, if you want a cat for 365 days, right you ain’t got him for 365 days, you got him for one day, man. well I tell you that one-day man, better be your life, man. because, you know, you can say, oh man, you can cry about the other 364, man, but you’re gonna lose that one day, man, and that’s all you’ve got. You gotta call that, man. that’s what it is, man. if you got it today you don’t want it tomorrow, man, cause you don’t need it, cause as a matter of fact, as we discovered in the train, tomorrow never happens, it’s all the same f&$%#ing day, man.” (video below) Often when writing about the world events and politics you run smack-dab into this very reality because nothing really noteworthy often is the case one day to the next. You probably figured it out, today is one of those days and it really has been one of those weeks. When the biggest leftist complaint about the Trump team was that his Press Secretary Sean Spicer, talking and caught planning off to the side before a media session about the firing of FBI Director James Comey near, aside, not actually hiding in some bushes. The media event was in the Rose Garden or somewhere on the White House grounds; so there was no backstage as there is in the Media Center. There is just the great outdoors and he attempted to get a private meeting real quick before meeting that Sean Spicer has likely figured out is a largely hostile group, the media et al. Had he not caught up and gotten all the information straight before meeting the media, he would have been pounded for not being prepared, so it was a lose-lose apparently. That has been the really big story this week with claims and predictions that he is about to be fired and this big deal may be the reason, oh, and the parodies of him on SNL, those too are big. When parodies on Saturday Night Live are a major part of a news story about White House senior staff, well, it’s all the same stinking day, man.

 

 

Reality is that things have calmed for a while. There is still high tension over North Korea and their nuclear and missile programs. The huge, and we mean HUGE news this week was a report that Iran and North Korea might, yes the report said might, be working together exchanging information and test results and possibly carrying out tests for each other. That was supposed to be the big news, which means nothing new has happened. We reported in our June 2, 2015, article, “Russia Assisting United States Facilitating Nuclear Super Iranian State” in the second paragraph right above the “before” and “after” picture of the North Korean style nuclear reactor paid for by Iran being built in Syria to provide plutonium for Iran and destroyed by an Israeli strike, that the two were colluding together on nuclear and missile technology and production of both. It really is a slow week when that kind of old news is touted as the really big discovery. But, even the tension over North Korea and the United States nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, and her escort vessels being anywhere near North Korea has become a non-issue. China resisting placing more pressure on North Korea to tone it down a notch also faded from the news cycle. And even President Trump has not done anything to send volcanos exploding on Facebook since firing FBI Director Comey and changing instantly the Democrat and leftist view of Comey from the villain for announcing reopening the investigations of Hillary Clinton and her e-mails to the hero who was finally getting too close to finding the smoking gun about Trump and the Russians. Of course the leftists still chasing the Russian destroyed American democracy and gifted the election to Trump theory apparently, as we noted in yesterday’s article, have yet to hear that Senator Dianne Feinstein, as covered by the Los Angeles Times, there has been absolutely no evidence of Russian interference or influencing of the election. It has been a slow couple of days.

 

The news has become so plain and milquetoast that it appears that the whole world is attempting to emulate Canada, where people go to hide from the world’s troubles and have usually a restful time. When we are reporting leading with any troubles in Canada, then you know that the world is a real mess and ready to explode. Fortunately, Canada has been quiet of late. France had their runoff election and the left-leaning candidate, Emmanuel Macron, won. That means there are actually two news stories here. The first is France awoke to their nightmare scenario with Marine Le Pen as one of the two top candidates and having an actual shot at becoming the next French President. The second is that France did not have a true, blue, through and through leftist socialist all the way candidate and had to settle for a somewhat slightly left leaning candidate for President. Needless to say, in France, heads are slung low and they are acting ashamed for not electing their usual as left as you can get without being the Green Party candidate to the Presidency. The fact the French did not vote Marine Le Pen into office as President was as predictable as predicting that a ball dropped from the Leaning Tower of Pisa will fall straight to the ground assuming the dropper was intelligent enough to use the correct side. Now, had Marine Le Pen won the French election, we would have been hearing about election fraud and possibly the Russians more secretively and stealthily influencing the election getting her elected as the French would never vote for somebody that far to the right. There might have been more to the theory that such an outcome was impossible in France and we would have probably agreed, but then again, after BREXIT and Donald Trump, who is to say what is possibly and what is not. The fact we are discussing what-if’s is further proof that there is not much to cover that even resembles new news.

 

Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron and Leaning Tower of Pisa

Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron and Leaning Tower of Pisa

 

We could talk a little on coming events. One such will be the Sunday, September 24, 2017, German elections for Chancellor. Each party has placed their leader, or one of their leaders, into the race. There is Angela Merkel (CDU/CSU), Martin Schulz (SPD), Dietmar Bartsch with Sahra Wagenknecht (Left), Katrin Göring-Eckardt plus Cem Özdemir (Green), Christian Lindner (FDP), Alexander Gauland as well as Alice Weidel (AfD). In all reality, the race will likely come down to Angela Merkel against Martin Schulz to see which is capable of putting together a coalition. Before that we have the British elections on Thursday, June 8, 2017, for Prime Minister which comes down basically to two people, Theresa May (Conservative) and Jeremy Corbyn (Labour). Personally, I prefer the incumbent, Theresa May, over Labour Party leader and heavily anti-Israel, Jeremy Corbyn. Mr. Corbyn has also faced hate speech charges for anti-Semitic statements and slurs he has used in public, which are seen as an indication that he has difficulty with Jews as well as a number of other groups, Muslims not among them. For some reason the followers of Islam are not the enemies of Mr. Corbyn, just mainly Jews. The news we are approaching with a fair degree of trepidation, at least personally, is the upcoming visit to Israel by President Trump, along with the Vatican and Saudi Arabia later this month. A visit to the home of the Roman Catholic Church, the birthplace of the Jews faith and the birthplace of Islam can only mean that this visit will be closely watched, as will any Tweets posted by the President in the hopes of gaining insights and guessing what is on President Trump’s mind and his agenda. His time in Israel will likely get the lion’s share of the news, as the potential for breaking with traditions is always a possibility as President Trump has actually himself played his cards very close to his chest and not let out much news. Even those in his Cabinet and Inner Circle have given differing views of where the President is planning on going with each phase of his trip. At least there will be news, and that is good for us and we will have to wait to see what it will be for everyone else. Despite this being good for us, as it will generate the news cycle, we still may come out disappointed at many things both done and not done. There is still a reason to visit as while we may be upset at things President Trump may or may not do in Israel, who we would blame is likely to be more of a surprise than expected. We will have to wait and see as President Trump might do the things we most desire despite the mistakes made by all too many Israeli leaders.

 

Party Leaders in German Elections

Party Leaders in German Elections

 

 

British Election Main Candidates

British Election Main Candidates

 

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May 12, 2017

When Lies Bury the Truth of Promises Given

 

Should Europe along with potentially Canada, Australia and/or the United States decide to go down the multicultural route to suicide, please do not try to demand the same of Israel and definitely please do not attempt to drag us down with you. Stop pretending that there were no promises made after World War I and that the San Remo Conference, the Treaty of Sèvres, the Treaty of Lausanne, the League of Nations affirmed Mandate System and Article 80 of the United Nations Charter by which the United Nations assumed the responsibility to enforce the League of Nations Mandate Systems was simply some myth. Many of your leaders signed these documents and now you pretend they never existed and that there were no guarantees given the Zionist Jews who even agreed to let seventy-eight percent of the British Mandate be used for an Arab state which today is Jordan. In exchange the British, that’s your nation Prime Minister Theresa May, that is the Crown of England and the British Isles, would guarantee that the Jewish State would be the remaining twenty-two percent which consist of the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and that these lands would remain inviolate. I know, it was a promise to Jews, who keeps promises to Jews. Well, perhaps the time has come for the world to start keeping its word even to Jews and perhaps the Kurds and all the little people who those bigger and more powerful and numerous nations decide are not worthy of receiving respect, perhaps that time has finally come. The Kurds have defended their land and pushed the Islamic State terrorists from more land and stopped their advances before others had even attempted such and now is the time to fulfill the promise the British gave the Kurds before oil was discovered near Mosul and the British cut a deal with King Feisal giving Iraq the majority of the Kurdish lands in exchange for oil rights leaving the remainder to ne swallowed by Syria, Tukey and Iran. Let us have the world finally keep their word and while they are making deals allow the Middle East to decide their own borders by clans and tribes instead of arbitrary lines sprawled on a map by French and British cartographers making nations which were designed to tear themselves apart such that they would never rise or band together as each would have to be ruled by dictators with iron fists or monarchs equally stifling. It was a brilliant plan except that it made for destitution and failed nations in its wake, but that was the plan, was it not. The time has come to make amends and allow for a new Middle East that can grow and develop a future for its people who are homogeneous.

 

Even if the world is unprepared to redraw the entire Middle East, perhaps a few smaller steps can be a start. First, give unto Israel and the Jews that which was promised and free the Arabs who became Palestinians in 1964, that is 1964 AD and not 1964 BCE, to relocate if they so choose with a generous buyout of their lands and homes and a nice relocation bonus plus air fare to either their new nation of choice or a neutral nation and tickets on an airline which will take them to their new location and transport of their possessions to their new home if they choose to relocate and promise to not return to Israel or make further claims. Permit the Arabs who are kept in camps for no reason other than to use against Israel, to reside in their host nation with a generous stipend given to these nations to resettle these people with half of the stipend given to the refugees directly through UNRWA. Then perhaps the world could spend the energies and efforts wasted in an effort to destroy Israel and destroy the Jewish State to solve the problems in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. After these, there are the African States along the African Transition Zone (see map below) where terrorism has been tearing these nations drawing them into civil wars and strife where innocents are the main victims of the violence and destruction. There are so many places on this tiny little rock spinning in the vastness of space in need of humanitarian relief efforts and restructuring of their governance to better serve the people and use their natural resources and potentials for a more optimum level leading to better lives for their people. These are the challenges that the world could be fighting instead of trying to destroy one tiny little sliver of a nation sitting on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It is not difficult to find the areas in trouble, what is difficult are caring enough to repair their problems. It has always been easier for mankind to destroy than to build; to wreck what others are building than to worry about building for others; to tear down rather than build up.

 

African Transition Zone

African Transition Zone

 

The Earth has gotten very much smaller with no place on the Earth more than half a day jet travel from every other place on the Earth. Missiles, ICBM’s in particular, can reach from any point to any other point in less than thirty minutes. This means that as more and more nations develop miniaturized thermonuclear warheads in the tens of millions of tons of explosive power and the ICBM’s with which to deliver them, every city in the world faces annihilation with next to no notice. With ship-board and submarine-based nuclear missiles, the warning time comes down to next to nothing. War is quickly becoming something that best be made obsolete or else people may become extinct along with much of the life upon the planet. Things are becoming tense in too many places around the globe for comfort. President Erdoğan of Turkey has recently taken near total control of his nation and has in the recent past declared interest in extending the borders of Turkey to include Aleppo, Syria and Mosul, Iraq in the name of defeating the Islamic State. Instead of attacking the declared target of the Islamic State, President Erdoğan has instead targeted mostly the Kurds who are located far to the north of the Islamic State forces, so much so that these attacks cannot be construed as mistakes or missed targets but only as intentional attacks. North Korea has in the past used nuclear and missile testing in order to blackmail the world in order to force aid payments or relief from sanctions. Its dictator Kim Jong Un currently rules North Korea. This dictator has ordered one of his top generals executed, his own uncle executed, his half brother living in another country assassinated and has exhibited behavior which, to say the least, has been very troubling. Take one Kim Jong Un and mix in nuclear weapons with ship launched missiles and a satellite which passes over the central United States and could be dropped to an optimum altitude to explode and EMP pulse which could, and probably would, take out all electrical service in the northern hemisphere of America. The one further problem is nobody knows exactly what this satellite has or what was the purpose of placing it in orbit such that it would cross the United States coming from the south, which is the singular direction for which there are minimal defenses. North Korea may only be a singular and presumed minor problem, but with the world wound up tighter than a drum it may only take a small drumbeat to poke the initial hole and from there who can tell how big a tear will result.

 

For one the Middle East is simply a sideshow as the bigger problems are in the Far East and Europe. Europe is collapsing and will eventually fall to the Islamic influences that have been brought into Europe to replace their lack of young adults as Europe has had a declining population trending since the mid 1980’s. Russia would like to reacquire their influence over the easternmost nations that were once part of the Warsaw Pact and spread their influence into the Balkan States. Further, due to the passivity of the United States, Russia has reestablished ties in the Middle East including naval bases in western Syria, strong relations with Iran which include weapons sales that included the S-300 anti-aircraft systems, and have opened relations with Egypt in the area of weapons sales denied by the United States in a reaction to President Sisi replacing the Muslim Brotherhood government. China has expanded into the South China Sea with such maneuvers as building manmade islands and weaponizing them with aircraft and other military assets. China has also laid claims to islands that are also claimed by Japan, the Philippines, and Vietnam. China has also pushed back more than expected or desired on pressuring North Korea to calm down on threats and belligerence.

 

Economical problems are also pressing a number of nations. Leading the parade is Venezuela where there are next to no goods available even if one had sufficient money to buy things including food, medicine and other basics including toilet paper. Coming in a close and desperate second and the longest member of the destitute and bankrupt nations is North Korea where there have been desperate times where there has been next to no food for those outside the military or ruling elite who live extravagant lives. There are close to another dozen nations who are facing serious economic challenges whose people deserve a better life and more effective governance. Then there are the nations where major powers have caused grief through incomplete planning or total lack of planning. Such places were part of what was mislabeled the Arab Spring. Egypt was barely able of escaping disaster but is still a nation where the people are in need of education if they are to ever be capable of a better life.

 

The lack of education is a problem through much of the world and is one place where all of the developed nations could give so much which would result in paying dividends beyond measure. Another place where the developed nations could assist the third world nations is in agricultural technology and practices with which the farmers could contribute greatly to the national wealth and feed their own populations far more than under current conditions. Also by introducing industries, which could provide both jobs and needed services and equipment such as tractors, plows and other farming equipment, would allow their entire economies to be initiated and placed on a path which would assist their development. The leaders of nations have often made speeches about how the world could be made so much better if we could cooperate. Why not try cooperation instead of tearing one another apart. Even if only the nations who have democratic governance would cooperate, they could accomplish so much more and through leading by example, they might attract other nations into the sphere of democracies. Well, if nothing else, can we at least allow Israel to solve her problems in peace and without constant attempts to undermine her very existence. End playing games pretending that Mahmoud Abbas and his merry band of terrorists are desirous of peace and not the destruction of Israel. It is understandable why European governments are so enamored with the Arabs and their desire to destroy the Jewish States. You need their oil and they are simply attempting to finish what Europe worked so feverishly to accomplish just over three-quarters of a century ago, and blaming Germany is a muted means of attempting to pretend that they were not aided with every effort available by the majority of the nations they conquered. The French often rounded up twice the number requested begging the Germans to take the children as well and they were just one example, the Vichy French. The Netherlands were not much better and the Balkans had their own SS battalions to hunt down Jews and Slavic people. Poland had little choice as the Nazis took complete control but then there were those Polish towns that had their own pogroms when their Jews who survived attempted to return home. Almost all of Europe contributed either actively or passively with select exceptions of whom many have been recognized by Israel. As one who was interviewed stated about her working to save the Jews she could stated that she simply remained sane, Christian and moral while society went over the cliff. From what we have seen, the world is once again rushing to go over that same cliff.

 

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