Beyond the Cusp

January 11, 2018

It’s Nothing Personal, We Just Hate You

 

Really, we have nothing against you personally, well, unless you are one of those holy religious types, then yes we do. You see it is just simply by having your kind still around despite all we have attempted to do over the years, well, it’s just not natural. And if it is not natural, then it must be supernatural, and you know what that means. That’s right, it means that your claims about Hashem just might ring true and that is something which bothers us greatly. You see, if what you claim is true and there really is a Supreme Being, Hashem, as you call Him, then the Ten Commandments are valid and truly Divinely given and that scroll of yours, the Torah, is also true and Divinely given. That means that there really exists a standard by which we are supposed to live our lives and that just takes the fun out of life. Add to that the fact that our every step and misstep is watched and kept a record of by which we will be judged, where’s the fun left after that? You all simply demand too much of the rest of us and those of you in Israel just make it all that much worse. Let us explain.

 

You see when you were dispersed throughout our worlds; we could do with you and to you what we pleased because you lacked the will and the numbers to fight back. We could murder you and nothing struck us from out of the heavens, no lightning bolts, no burning hail, nothing. We could steal all your wealth, burn your homes and chase you out of our countries and everything continued without you. We could charge you an extra tax, the Jizyah, force you to walk in the gutter and not contaminate our sidewalks, make you hunch down keeping your heads lower than even our shortest person and deny you any legal rights such that murdering you was no longer a crime. We were free to do anything because our religions which required little of us had replaced yours as the Chosen People; we became the Chosen Ones and you became the cursed, the spawn of Satan. But now you have returned to your ancestral homelands just as prophesized and, according to scholars, you came back exactly as prophesized over two millennia ago. How can we interpret such miracles other than divinely set in stone and executed just as promised by Hashem.

 

As was set out in a recent post, “Ezekiel said the Jews were to be punished for 430 years because they had turned away from Hashem. This was to become the Babylonian exile. The Persians under Cyrus the Great defeated the Babylonians and freed their Jewish captives about 70 years after Judah lost independence to Babylon. This left 360 years which the Jews would require a second exile to fulfill as one must pay Hashem when one strays. In Leviticus 26:18, Leviticus 26:21, Leviticus 26:24 and Leviticus 26:28 the Torah spells things out quite clearly, should the Jews not fully repent their sins they would be punished increased by a factor of seven. Since most of the Jews freed from Babylon decided to live in the Persian society and adopted pagan ways, which is not exactly repenting, their remaining 360 years were multiplied by seven meaning their time in the Diaspora or under foreign occupation became 2,520 years on the original lunar Jewish calendar which translates to 2,484 years. Count from 536 BCE forward 2,484 years and you arrive at 1948.”

 

Further prophesies foretold of the events under which the Jewish State would return. One of the most miraculous was from Isaiah 66:7-8 where it states, “Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.” Israel did come into being in a single day declared a nation holding her Biblical borders from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, some parts of which were lost yet she survived every attempt to dislodge the Jewish People to this day. That too was the prophesy from Ezekiel 37:1-14 telling of the restoration of the Jewish People using the parable of the Valley of Dry Bones. The prophesy tells of the ingathering of the Jewish People being brought from the four corners and renewed. The prophesy also speaks of taking tribes of Israel (Joseph) and the tribe of Judah and make them one foretelling that the House of Israel will be a united house once more as it is. The verse goes on to say that being observant and true to the Mitzvahs, the Commandments, will be made easy for the people in Israel, something we can attest to as this has been our case as religion has come upon our souls and persons and following the Commandments of Torah have been placed within reach.

 

But these are the exact things which have so frightened so many and within their hearts, a great discomfort lay and for this, they blame the Jews. Blaming the Jews for any discomfort, disease, strife or difficulty had become so second nature that it became second nature, as natural to the non-Jew as breathing. The fact that the Jewish People now have their ancestral lands almost completely returned unto them and they posses a military which is effective so above its level of fighters and equipment that it is sobering and difficult to explain without invoking Hashem. This too has set the gentile, both Christian and Muslim on edge, for if the Jews remain the Chosen People, then what does this do to their claims of replacement of the Jewish People? This sets many on edge, as they must question what this will mean to their faith. But there is a group who are even more perturbed, the secularists and especially the leftist secularists. These individuals and as a group, have replaced the Divine with the mundane, with the government, as the entity which gives life and sustenance to the people. The fact that Hebrew prophesies are being visualized and what was foretold two-thousand to two-thousand-seven-hundred years back have come to pass and not only come to pass but have played out exactly as foretold. They try and explain these phenomena with the directives of the League of Nations and the United Nations but they know that these events come from a far different source. The fact of such frightens them and is shaking the very core of their beliefs. The saddest part is that many of these secularists claim they are practicing Jews but have replaced Torah with leftist propaganda and Marxist principles. These Jews will be lost and never will return without even greater miracles, and we would not rule such out.

 

Still, what is the purpose of the growing anti-Semitism, the growing hatred shown the Jews? This could be the mechanism by which the remnants of Jews will be forced from Europe just as anti-Semitism along with anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism caused the majority of Arab nations to purge their societies of the Jews forcing them into exile. Most of these near one-million Jews resettled in Israel with small percentages making their way to France, Britain, and the United States, most often only if they had relatives who would sponsor them. Lacking such relatives, the vast majorities are now living in Israel and unlike the Arab refugees, these Jews were welcomed and somehow were managed to be interwoven into Israel despite any inconvenience, cost or other difficulties. This could be what will play out with time in Europe as we can already see areas where no Jew dare tread for fear of life within many major European cities. Such areas are more wide spread than are the Muslim communities as things are reaching the point where many Jews if religious must either hide their religiousness when leaving Jewish neighborhoods and traveling into the general public if they wish to avoid conflict.

 

But there is far more resulting from the reestablishment of Israel. Many Europeans, Islamists and, to a lesser extent currently, Americans are raising the specter of anti-Semitism once again. Large sectors of this is well disguised and those coming to hate the Jews claim that it is not the Jews they are against, it is the occupation of the Palestinians. They are not anti-Semitic or even really anti-Israel or anti-Zionist, they are anti-settlers, anti-occupation and pro-Palestinian Arab. They will say that all they want is for the Palestinian Arabs to be given their fair share and the small amounts which they claim. If pressed they will claim that all they desire is for the Palestinian Arabs to be granted their state in 22% of the land. They will often, out of ignorance, add just the West Bank and Gaza. The 22% which Mahmoud Abbas demands is the remaining 22% of the British Mandate which is everything which is not Jordan. He states that the British Mandate must be seen as a whole and complete entity and that the Palestinians are due the 22% of the Mandate west of the Jordan River. This leaves no Israel. Many knowingly agree with this demand realizing it would destroy Israel, something they support. They know that if Israel is destroyed, then there exists no Divine Entity and thus their secular beliefs are validated. This would permit them to return to their lives, as they desire to live them, without any overreaching moral code.

 

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

 

They desire to live as people lived before the Ten Commandments were handed down at Mount Sinai. They desire to live as did the Greeks, Romans, Persians and those ancient idolatrous religions with their pleasure driven societies. The secularists are opposed to the Jews and also to the Christians who they see as simply a different form of Jewish morality. This is evident in the normalization of homosexual relations to the point beyond where even the Greeks and Romans went, considering same-sex marriages. The Greeks and Romans still married women even if just to procreate and had their young boys for lovers. This was what was stated in all too many schoolbooks even in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The legalization of abortion and the permitting such up until the point of birth with some pro-choice students thinking it’ is morally acceptable to kill a child after birth up to the age of five. Many blame these ideal on the reading of modern ethicist falling after their influences with the likes of Peter Singer as part of required reading in many college courses. How such thoughts are much different from the child sacrifices as were offered to Baal by the Babylonians, another of the wonderful societies from antiquity. Such beliefs run so contrary to the teachings in the Torah and throughout the Bible that they only cause more antipathy towards the Jews as the originators of religious morality. The society, in many aspects, just wish to return to some slightly more civilized form of barbarity where personal pleasure and the pursuit of self-gratification are the only real concerns and let the others take care of themselves. The secularist passes off all requirements to care for the indigent, the elderly, the disabled to the government such that they just pay taxes and otherwise need not care about the plights of their brothers and sisters.

 

Ancient Child Sacrificial Ceremony Giving of the First Born or Virgin Child to Ba'al so as to Appease the Wrathful Idol

Ancient Child Sacrificial Ceremony Giving of the First Born or Virgin Child to Ba’al so as to Appease the Wrathful Idol

 

Genesis told mankind that yes indeed, we are our brother’s keeper, and it did not wait that far into the book before making that very point. It was Genesis Chapter 4:9 where it states, “And the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”” Hashem goes on to impress that we are indeed responsible for our brethren, all of them, woman, man, child, any who are distressed are our responsibility. That is a great responsibility which takes great effort; it is far more fun to entertain ourselves with distractions. This too is another chapter for the hatred of the Jews and their return to their ancestral homelands making the existence of the Divine too obvious to ignore. Defeat Israel and the prophesies are broken and thus there is no Divine Entity over all creation. Physics, Chemistry, Cosmology, Mathematics and the rest of the hard sciences prove how everything came into being and they do not find anything miraculous about the universe, do they? Well, perhaps science has mathematically proven the existence of the Divine, of Hashem. For the record, Dr. Gödel put it through his equations:

Ax. 1 {P(φ)∧◻∀x[φ(x)→ψ(x)]} →P(ψ)
Ax. 2 P(¬φ)↔¬P(φ)Th. 1.P(φ)→◊∃x[φ(x)]Df. 1.G(x)⟺∀φ[P(φ)→φ(x)]
Ax. 3 P(G)Th. 2.◊∃xG(x)Df. 2.φ ess x⟺φ(x)∧∀ψ{ψ(x)→◻∀y[φ(y)→ψ(y)]}
Ax. 4 P(φ)→◻P(φ)Th. 3.G(x)→G ess xDf. 3.E(x)⟺∀φ[φ ess x→◻∃yφ(y)]
Ax. 5 P(E)Th. 4.◻∃xG(x)”

Clear-cut as it can be and so easily and obviously, honest, we have no clue what Dr. Gödel was even trying to postulate, let alone know what this means, but it just might make more sense to someone else. For us, the return of the Jewish People and the continued existence of Israel despite all the things throughout the world working to destroy her and the Torah are all we require to believe and worship the Divine, to pray and hope that Hashem will treat us with kindness and a forgiving nature. Meanwhile, even should the entirety of the rest of the world stand against Israel, as long as we have Hashem and the blessings which accompany the country of Israel as a result, we will have little cause to worry. It is only if we have transgressed and acted with willful sinfulness that our need for concern should be awakened. Fortunately, Hashem usually sends at least one strongly felt and impossible to ignore warning, somewhat like a divine shot across the bow like say a large meteor striking within Israel or the Earth opening up and swallowing an entire neighborhood, something minor like such. A kind of repent now message from on high. Otherwise, we may just be going to do fine and live here for what will be nearly an eternity, if not an actual eternity.

 

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December 18, 2017

Real Obstacle to World Peace

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Looking at a map one can see the level of freedom Freedom House rated the world (see map below). What is frightening about this year’s survey is that freedom the world over fell and currently those nations rated as not free equal the other two categories of free and partly free.

 

Freedom House World Freedom Map

Freedom House World Freedom Map

 

Wars have a major oppressive effect on populations and the world is currently brimming with conflicts. Were one to look around the world at the current conflicts, they would largely have one thing in common, one side, if not both, or all, are Islamic nations or forces. Syria has several groups who are involved in the fighting which include but are not limited to Russia (non-Muslim), Remains of the Syrian Army (Muslim), Kurdish Militias (Muslim), Islamic State (Muslim), IRGC* (Muslim), Syrian opposition affiliated rebel groups (Muslim), Turkish Military (Muslim), Unified Syrian Army (Muslim), United States Air Force and related troops (non-Muslim), Israeli Defense Force (non-Muslim), Kurdish Peshmerga from Iraq (Muslim), Hezballah from Lebanon (Muslim), Jordan (Muslim), Saudi Arabia (Muslim), Qatar (Muslim), support for Russian effort from Iran (Muslim), Iraq (Muslim), China (non-Muslim), North Korea (non-Muslim), and support for the American effort from United Kingdom, France, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Norway (which are all non-Muslim). Much of the above are also involved directly or indirectly in the civil violence in Iraq, that is another war zone. Moving around the area, there is the fighting in Yemen which includes but may not be limited to Hadi Government Military (Muslim), Qatar (Muslim), Saudi Arabia (Muslim), Supreme Political Council (Muslim), Houthis Militia (Muslim), Yemeni Air Force (Muslim), IRGC (Muslim), North Korea (Muslim), Russia (non-Muslim), Iran (Muslim), Hezballah (Muslim), Southern Transitional Council (Muslim), United Arab Emirates (Muslim), Islamic State (Muslim), al-Qaeda (Muslim), Bahrain (Muslim), Kuwait (Muslim), Jordan (Muslim), Morocco (Muslim), Senegal (Muslim), Sudan (Muslim), Blackwater mercenaries (non-Muslim), Turkey (Muslim), United Kingdom (non-Muslim), France (non-Muslim), United States (non-Muslim), China (non-Muslim), Salafist militias (Muslim) and formerly Egypt (Muslim). These above major war zones are largely made up of varied Muslim groups and nations with some non-Muslim as well as Muslim outside assistance. But what about outside the Middle East, what do we find there?

 

Across Northern Africa in the Transition Zone (see map below), there is a line of conflict where Islamic terror groups aided by supplies and money from various nations including the United States, along with numerous NATO member states across Europe, plus Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations or supported by Russia, China, North Korea and mostly Iran with some areas warranting Iran to inject IRGC both as fighters and trainers. One of the more notable terror groups operated in and around Nigeria is Boko Haram. Moving eastward there is the separatist fighting between the newly created South Sudan and the former nation, the Sudan, which refuses to recognize the separatist claims to have declared and been recognized as independent. Continuing to the Horn of Africa where we have Eretria and Djibouti which are both falling under Iranian influence and then there is Somalia where there is little governmental control and most of the power and weaponry is in the hands of separate and distinct warlords who rule over their particular areas. The African Transition Zone is an area filled with violence as Islamic forces attempt to push Christians and Animists to choose conversion to Islam, fleeing or death, many choose another alternative sarcastically called ‘none of the above’ and realistically called fighting to retain their lives, homes and towns.

 

African Transition Zone

African Transition Zone

 

Egypt has suffered numerous terror attacks largely due to an Islamic war on Coptic Christians as well as the Sinai Peninsula becoming an open war zone. There is also violence in Libya where a multi-faceted civil war is taking place. The violence across much of the northern and western coasts boils down to terror groups and tribal groups competing for dominance and territory. Al-Qaeda is still operating in these areas as are the Muslim Brotherhood, as they require forces to send to Hamas in Gaza, Islamic State has been moving into the Sinai Peninsula as of late as they have been chased from Iran and Syria due in large part to the efforts of the Kurdish fighters. There also exist criminal elements on top of tribal groups making the Sinai Peninsula a cauldron boiling over. President Sisi has promised the Egyptian people and the world that there will be order established by the Egyptian Military. One can only pray that he can deliver on his promise as having such groups operating just over the southern border has caused Israel some degree of consternation. These feelings have been justified as terrorists and drug smugglers have, on rare occasions, fired at Israelis from the Sinai Peninsula and even crossed the border using stolen armored vehicles. There have also been incidents where Hamas and Islamic Jihad have used the Sinai Peninsula to launch their rockets widening their area of threat from simply Gaza. Closing this area we can add that there exists violence in the southern and more central areas of Africa but the violence in most of these conflicts pale by comparison to most of these other conflicts, especially Syria and Iraq.

 

The last area of continuous though sporadic violence have been the terror attacks and crime waves in Europe, Canada, the United States and elsewhere in the world even to include Russia, China, Central Asia and the far east, specifically the Philippines. The Philippines are having what might be classified as a civil war or at least an uprising by Islamic forces called Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The MILF have claimed affiliation with the Islamic State, despite predating them by decades, and are demanding their own independent Islamic nation on the Islands of Mindanao in the southernmost region of the Philippines. The fighting with the Moro natives who claim Islam as their religion go back to at the least the United States winning the Philippine Islands from the Spanish in the Spanish American War which ended with the Treaty of Paris in December 10, 1898, where the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Guam were ceded to the United States, which “bought” the title for the Philippines from Spain for twenty-million dollars. With this, they also bought the insurrection fought by the Moro Islamic natives largely on the Island of Mindanao. The most famous of American commanders in this insurrection civil war was General ‘Black Jack’ Pershing. There are numerous tall tales about his handling of the Moro Islamic uprisings which we will leave to our readers to research. The remaining terror attacks largely upon Western Developed Democratic nations have been slighted as being one-off individuals unattached to any actual terrorist group. The validity of these claims has been questioned by some in media and we have our suspicions as well. Far too many of these individual ‘lone wolves’ as they are called, claim to have been inspired by al-Qaeda and now the Islamic State and some appear to have received information on the construction of their device, their explosives or the tactics used. Even if their tactic was as simple as ramming people riding in the bicycle lanes and you claim to be doing for the Islamic State, we would say we believe you thought you were a member of that terror organization as you have been influenced greatly by them. The government has appeared in all of the nations plagued by these attacks to minimize that these crimes are largely committed by immigrants from Islamic nations or that the morals, or lack thereof, and completely different lifestyles have caused any problems, especially for women, has been a monumental effort. There is an imbalance in the way the governments have historically treated any differences in culture or actions by Muslims compared to other groups. Where all groups previously were made to conform to the Western World and the ways of the citizens and culture but now the government is proposing we not only permit Islamic courts and cultural norms for their areas, but that the entirety of western culture must be subverted so as to allow for those of the Islamic faith to be comfortable. This is turning everything onto its head making for a topsy-turvy world all spinning out of control and losing its bearings.

 

Despite, or possibly because, of these unusual actions by the Western government one has to wonder if perhaps they have noticed that Islam will not surrender to the norms and will instead insist on their norms becoming the dominant culture and the Western World, at the governmental levels, have simply decided to surrender without a fight. The governments appear to be demanding that their own populations surrender their will to a foreign and imported set of concepts and morality laws and it is absurd. In Germany, the police filed hundreds if not thousands or more arrest complaints for sexual harassment and sexual assault because they were against Muslims and the women making the reports were improperly covered by Islamic standards. These complaints came within a week on either side of New Years and the government’s basic response was that the women asked to be molested and groped because they were not wearing body bags. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen suggested that all women should wear a headscarf to battle prejudice against Muslims. Just one more European leader is suggesting submission to Islam. Perhaps we should clue him in that Islam actually means to submit and demands one submit to Allah by following every rule dictated to you by an Imam, but perhaps they already know this and have simply gone over to the other side and truly submitted themselves and their societies to Islam. They view this as Islam will refuse to give us peace; as long as we resist joining the world of Islam, they will fight using terrorism and all other methods to wear down the resistance until we give in, that is our leaders’ views. They would rather switch than fight, but there are those of us, even in governments, who would, like the old Tareyton cigarette commercials, would rather fight than switch.

 

Rather Fight than Switch

Rather Fight than Switch

 

The most disruptive force in the world currently is reminiscent of threats from a former era, two to be exact. The first was from around 622 through 750 as Islam spread across the MENA** regions only to be prevented from sweeping across Europe from the east by the Byzantine Empire, or its remnants as it was in its twilight but still held the great walled city of Constantinople and prevented from the west by the defeat of the Islamic armies by Charles ‘the Hammer’ Martel who defeated them at the battle of tours. The second was when the Ottoman Empire which replaced the Caliphate but retained Islam expanded into eastern end of Europe from 1360 through 1683 being stopped twice at the gates to Vienna where they were repulsed the final time by Polish King John III Sobieski at the Battle of Vienna against the Ottoman Empire in 1683. The Ottoman Empire was to be on the losing end of World War I which brought Arabist rule to an end amongst the MENA nations for the ensuing fifty years while the Europeans held political power allowing limited self-rule in those places where it was beneficial. This European colonialism is considered the worst horror to ever befall these lands completely ignoring the nine-hundred year oppressive rule first by the Islamic Arabs and followed by the Islamic rule by Ottoman Turkish Muslims. These areas were ruled with an iron fist much of the time as Islam was most efficient at placing tyrannical leaders at their helm as it valued strength above almost all else though from time to time there would be a benevolent ruler, Caliph, who would permit more freedoms.

 

Islamic Expansion

Islamic Expansion

 

Those are the times which the current Muslim uprisings are remembering and believing by returning to those violent ways they will once again raise to greatness. They are emulating most the initial bursting out from the Arabian Peninsula as the purest form of Islam and the one to be most emulated. These were very violent attacks where thousands were put to the sword for refusal to convert adopting Islam. Often there were places taken where the men were slaughtered and the women imprisoned to serve for breeding the next generation of warriors who would be particularly ruthless as they were required to prove their worth on the battlefield before being granted the right to become a Muslim, the one thing they had been raised being taught that was the highest of all possible honors and that only the most ruthless and gifted fighters would be so rewarded. This is what we are witnessing now, blind obedience and the willingness to die for Islam just to prove that they are the brave willing to go to the afterlife and receive great pleasures in Heaven where warriors who die fighting for Islam are instantly transported with all their sins and the sins of their families forgiven. There is also something about grass fields with flowers and waterfalls and pools of water as well as wine and something about perpetual virgins and other sexual pleasures which will be rewarded them. These forms of senseless violence we have witnessed being perpetrated against Western peoples will only get worse just as it had in Israel before we took measures to prevent and actively fight to prevent further violence. The only thing many Islamic leaders understand is strength as they do exactly as Osama bin Laden stated, they will follow, as do all people, the strong horse which still stands tall and capable after battle.

 

As also noted above, the vast majority of violence, being perpetrated around the globe circulates about Islam. There can only be propaganda conflicting with this observation and Islamic leaders are well versed in the practice of Taqiyyah which is lying in order to advance the cause of Islam. One can even deny Allah and all the tenets of Islam if doing so works to the advantage of Islam which includes remaining alive. In Islam, one is to quote the early and no longer practiced verses which tell of how Muhammad taught compassion and coexistence. They speak of peaceful existence and Islam being the religion of peace. In time, they slowly reveal to the faithful the true nature and the demands to conquer every living being for Allah and how all must worship Allah or be put to the sword, beheaded. Islam is peace in that the world of Islam is defined as the world of peace and serenity where all have surrendered their will to Allah. The parts of the world not conquered yet by Islam are called the house of war which is why all other religions are considered to be barbaric and violent, as they reside in the world of war outside Islam while Islam is the world of peace.

 

The idea in Islam is the opposite of war is surrender before Islamic masters who will dictate to you everything you will need in this life. This eventually leads to crushing all creativity and a slow but steady loss of knowledge which for the masses is exactly what Islam demands, blind and thoughtless obedience which is absolute. Muslim forces conquering many places would burn down all book repositories such as libraries as the books inside either were not the Quran and therefore heretical as the Quran has all the knowledge one could ever require in life. Just a quick note, the Quran contains no mathematical rules or physics formulas but it is all a Muslim need know to be a teacher, actually, a teacher must have proven to have memorized the entire Quran. The Quran is not arranged chronologically but rather from the shortest verse to the longest verse. This permits for even the youngest to begin learning and memorizing the Quran as the initial verses are the most simple and as one ages the verses get longer and your ability is to grow as you memorize more verses until you know everything you will ever need in life. This is what desires to conquer the rest of the Earth. If not prevented, they will succeed and that will be the end of history and also the human race with time. Sometimes the opposite of war is slavery; Islam is a form of slavery in the service of the Imams who know the Quran and potentially nothing else.

 

You will need to choose whether you wish to live under Islam, especially if you reside in western Europe, as those nations who were not part of the Soviet Union and have forgotten what totalitarian rule is like are rushing headlong into surrender to Islamic demands and adopting Sharia, the last law you will ever need as from then on you are on your face five times a day facing Mecca. There is more to it than that, but this should be sufficient for now. Islam is surrender which means that once you have accepted Islam you no longer need to think for yourself as you surrendered to Allah and his perfect person dictated a book about everything you could even need know and he was an illiterate and thus actually does not know if they wrote down what he told them, he had to take it on faith and they are demanding you do the same and surrender your life to whatever this man stated. This is Islam and your future if the world does not awaken and realize the truth and depth of the threat. This goes for those who still believe that there is a peaceful solution to the Arab Israeli conflict which does not include the glorious and undeniable victory by the Jews defeating all of Islam or the end of the Jewish State, the Jewish Faith, the Jewish Bible, the Jewish teachings and soon thereafter the end of Christianity. If Europe believes they can stand without Israel being the stopper of the Islamic bottle, they have some wild dreams, honestly. And if the United States believes they can survive without either Russia or China, possibly India, after Israel and Europe fall, they are also delusional. Russia and China are ignoring the problem as the Muslims are being nice for the moment, they will get around to imposing their religion on you with time, that is the one thing we can guarantee the world, nobody gets out or we all get out, no middle ground on this one. Islam will need to be defeated and reformed from the outside, as it will never happen internally because forcing all to become Islamic zombies completely surrendering to Allah and the Mullahs and Imams who will command you, and that does not leave much room for interpretation. It means conquer the entire world and convert everyone, where is the wiggle room in this and this is what they believe is required of them here where it all sort of began.

 

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* IRGC = Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

**MENA = Middle East and North Africa

 

November 16, 2017

Israel Cannot be Another United States

 

The first and most obvious reason is size, though that is the least important reason. But the long version of the title for this article should read, “Why Israel cannot be another United States and why the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) are in such a mess.” Then the first sentence would change. So, let us start again. Israel cannot and must not be made into a small version of the United States in the Middle East any more than Japan made into United States Asia Pacific, Thailand made into United States Southern Asia, Tanzania made into United States Africa or Poland made into United States Europe. In every case, these are nations which have been homelands to a particular people in some cases since before written history. The Jewish People are directly traceable to the southern nation between the two nations of the Hebrews who came out of Egypt. The two nations were, the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judea whose people became known as Judeans which over time, and for ease of pronunciation, became Jews. The northern kingdom of Israel was the northern ten tribes with their priest lived in the tribes of Judea and the far smaller Benjamin and their priest, which resulted in the tribe of priests, the Kohanim and the Levites divided between the two kingdoms. As the newly reformed nation invites all of the tribes of Israel and Judea to return, the older name Israel was chosen for the nation of the Jews.

 

Let us now speak to why there are so many wars and unrest throughout the nations making up the area called MENA. The problems derive from the decisions made on how to break up the areas which had belonged to the Caliphate and then the Ottoman Empire as the Ottoman Empire had sided with Germany and Austria-Hungarian Empire in World War I, the losing side. The Allies; Serbia, Russia, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and the United States were left to decide the new boundaries for the losing forces. The decision was decided to return lands to their indigenous peoples with the exception of the Ottoman Empire as these lands had been transformed into Arab-Muslim lands under Arab rule with their original indigenous tribal demarcations pretty much erased. Germany and Austria-Hungarian Empire were redefined with new borders defined for Germany with their losing areas to Poland and France. The Austria-Hungarian Empire was broken up into numerous nations which were again divided after the fall of the Soviet Union leading to the nations Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Romania and Serbia today (see map below). These divisions were presumed to make nations too weak to begin a new war as Austria-Hungarian Empire had, forcing the Great War. As further punishment, Germany was restricted in the size of their military and police, forced to pay prohibitive reparations and was forbidden from making air or naval power sufficient to threaten England, France or Russia. Obviously, that plan had failed, as it was one of the mitigating factors leading to World War II. We can only pray that the divisions made of the lands of the Ottoman Empire do not cause World War III.

 

Austro-Hungarian Empire Break-up into Independent Nations

Austro-Hungarian Empire Break-up into Independent Nations

 

The division of the Ottoman Empire came under two main rulings, the first resulting from the San Remo Conference and the Treaty of Sèvres which was restated and included in the Treaty of Lausanne. Many ask why all of these treaties, conferences and other agreements from World War I, especially what became known as the Mandate System, and the reason is Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. Article 80 states, in simple English rather than Legalese, that all these agreements from World War I are enforceable by the United Nations and remain recognized and applicable. Two men had met before the end of World War I and decided between them how to “fairly” divide the Ottoman Empire with much of the lands being turned over to, you may have guessed, France and Great Britain. These two men were the Frenchman François Georges-Picot and the British sent Mark Sykes who together drew up the lines which became the Sykes-Picot Agreement. This agreement gave colonial powers to the various allied powers including Spain, Italy, France and Great Britain. Subsequently, all of these powers have relinquished their rule permitting independent states (see map below). We must note that the 1979 date for Iranian independence notes the Islamic revolution and coup which removed the Shah and in his stead placed the Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini (Persian: سید روح‌الله موسوی خمینی‎‎) into power of the Islamic Republic of Iran. These lines were drawn willy-nilly, as the British might say. There was no regard given for tribal lines, or at least that is the normal reason given. We hold to another more sinister reason for these lines, a combination of complete laziness and the idea that each nation would be near ungovernable. The borders below (see map) are drawn with slight regard for obvious boundaries such as rivers and very straight lines. By dividing peoples into different nations and splitting up tribes in like fashion while placing numerous tribes within every nation, Sykes and Picot guaranteed that rule could only be established through a dictatorial strongman such as Saddam Hussein, Muammar al-Qaddafi and Bashir al-Assad.

 

Dates that the MENA nations received their independence after colonial rule many since the times of the Persians or even earlier

Dates that the MENA nations received their independence after colonial rule many since the times of the Persians or even earlier

 

This very likely was the plan, leave nations near ungovernable and leave tribes and peoples split between different nations preventing their coming together to try to establish their natural homelands. This was the opposite of the European plan where they returned lands to the local peoples while in MENA they mostly did the opposite with select exceptions. These exceptions included the Mandate areas which were divided between Arab Muslim from Christian and Jewish lands granting Lebanon to the area Christians to rule and Israel to its indigenous peoples, the Jews and other tribes of the Hebrews. Thus, Jordan and Syria were made Arab Muslim lands. The Kurdish were promised their own lands but the discovery of oil and a lucrative agreement with King Faisal I (Arabic فيصل الأول) and the British (read Getty) left the Kurds divided between Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. Of these countries, Turkey and Iraq were the two most determined to remove their Kurdish presence through genocide if required. Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons amongst other horrific methods against the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey would do to the Kurds what they did to their Armenian people starting in 1913 and continuing through to nearly the end of World War I in 1917. There were also the added struggles between Shiite and Sunni Moslems with these differences felt the most severely in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and many of the Gulf States. This is in part what caused much of the violence during the Arab Spring.

 

The Arab Spring very quickly became and remains the Arab Winter except where the state was strong enough and willing to use that strength to squash any rebellion. That was how Saudi Arabia treated any rebellion amongst its fellow gulf states with the best example being Bahrain where Saudi Armor poured down all lanes of the connecting causeway to the main island bringing the demonstrations and any ideas of a revolt to a very fast and permanent end. There are still numerous revolts in various levels of violence ongoing in Libya, Syria and Yemen with possible problems still existing in Turkey, Jordan and Egypt. There is also the continuing violence committed by the Sudan on the recently established South Sudan. This is a sectarian struggle pitting the Islamic fighters from the north against Christians and Animists residing in the south. This war between the Islamists against the Christians and Animists continues across the continent of Africa in what is referred to as the African Transition Zone (see below). Eventually these lands will form borders based on their tribal affiliations. Even then, there will be those who believe as if it were their religion that it is their destiny to expand over more lands. If one were to ask how many more lands, their answer would be all of the lands and they and their children will fight until all lands belong to them and their beliefs. Fortunately, their claim to land is limited to those lands where mankind live, so founding colonies on other planets simply provides them with more lands which must be brought to the one true faith. That is their religious law until the Imams decide otherwise.

 

African Transition Zone

African Transition Zone

 

Therein lies the answer, convince their Imams to change the law or at least how they interpret their laws. We are far from alone in this proposal as some have proposed this before and others continue this cry for hope in their future. They see that continuing on the path of eternal conquest can end only one way, one greatly destructive conflagration. These almost singular voices are all but undiscernible over the cacophony of the raging world around them. One such voice has even carried his plea to the center of Islamic teaching, Al-Azhar University. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has walked into the den from which the most renowned and influential of Imams graduate. Al-Azhar University is the Oxford University for Imams. President Sisi has taken the lead position with his appearances and demands for transforming Islam and teaching coexistence, cooperation and acknowledgment of other religions leading inevitably to peace and possibly harmony for mankind at long last. There is the Muslim Reform Movement which are standing for just such a change as are those mentioned at the end of this article. These are people who should be provided prominence as an option worth consideration.

 

To some extent, the allied powers from the First World War, or at least Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot, is responsible for the discontent and violence which had ravaged the Arab Muslim world for the past quarter a century or so. Then, on the other side, the allied powers did not actually do such a great job with Europe judging by the ensuing World War II. The truth is the exact reason why the resurgence of Islam must be handled with a sense of urgency as well as tactfully. If the near future is bungled, then the result could very well be World War III. The entire problem was born of World War I and led to World War II and must be prevented from ending with World War III. All one need remember is the answer Albert Einstein gave when asked, “What weapons will World War III be fought?” To this Einstein replied, “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Perhaps it would be best not to test the validity of Einstein’s prediction of a possible future.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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