Beyond the Cusp

November 4, 2018

Even When There’s No News, It Continues

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The recent past has been a fortunate period where there has been little news of great note. Sure, there have been the few stories which the reporters find, but it has generally been the kind of days when the evening news starts out with the Fire Department saving a nice little old lady’s cat from its perch high up in some tree. Yes, many towns had a robbery or, unfortunately, a murder, but the world has been generally quiet. Yes, half of the United States continues to circulate the latest reason why President Trump is the spawn of Satan and actually lost the election, if only Mueller and his team would release the juicy bits about the Russian collusion which has to be behind Hillary Clinton’s loss. But what we are referring to is a number of things far more serious and which have deadly consequences, all too often by design.

 

The war in Syria continues unabated with Bashir al-Assad and his Iranian and Hezballah accomplices continuing to murder Syrian civilians as they continue to see enemies behind every tree. Their current sweep is near Aleppo and has again murdered hundred upon hundreds of innocents. Since the Syrian downing of the Russian aircraft, Russia of course blamed Israel and provided the Syrians with more advanced anti-aircraft missile systems with the improved S-300 systems now deployed. The problem will continue in that the system cannot be any better than the people operating the radar and interpreting what they see. If the person using the system cannot tell a Russian reconnaissance aircraft from an Israeli F-16, then it matters very little what system they are provided with for their use. Meanwhile, Turkey’s forces continue to sweep across northern Syria slaughtering the Kurdish villagers just in case any of them happen to be members of what President Erdogan believes are potential forces which might try to liberate the Kurdish regions of Turkey. This is called making friends and winning over the Kurds in Turkey, many of which have had relatives arrested by the government of Turkey never to be seen again.

 

Russian Produced S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missiles with Radar System and Control Vehicle

Russian Produced S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missiles
with Radar System and Control Vehicle

 

Saudi Arabia continues to be a rather barbaric place with a covering sheen of respectability. Yes, they also see themselves as the keepers of the faith when it comes to Sunni Islam and all of Islam, as they also are the protectors of the two holy cities, Mecca and Medina. They have permitted women to drive so as to enter a new and modern era. On the other side of the ledger, they still cut the hands off of thieves and hold public executions as a form of entertainment. This is what happens when you allow the Islamic fundamentalist Wahhabi Imams to enforce your laws in exchange of their giving the Royal Family religious cover. Some continue to believe that the Saudi Royal Family may play a crucial role in President Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ which is to bring an end to the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

 

Iran is very probably still making additional thermos-nuclear devices at the fastest pace they can accomplish this. As they have their own uranium mine within their borders, their only requirements are specific isotopes of hydrogen, deuterium and tritium (both of them rare forms of hydrogen). This is also dependent upon Iran having built and hidden a specially designed reactor, which isn’t easy to build and still only generates tiny amounts of tritium at a time. Still, it would be unwise to expect that Iran is not seeking if not already producing these extremely destructive weapons. There is a simple rule about underestimating an adversary, do not do so as such an action can only lead to you being surprised in some horrific fashion. It is always safer to assume the worst from your enemies, this way you can only be relieved when they turn out not to have actually done the worst case possible. Nobody has ever been horrified because of overestimating their enemies.

 

The first non-news is on the Gaza border. As it is Friday, as soon as mid-day services end there will be a swelling of the ranks of youths flying kites and launching balloons with their incendiary devices into Israel. There may be a few rockets launched tonight into Israel which will not hit the news here, thus most of the rest of the planet, until after Shabbat. There will be the continuing attempts to destroy areas of the border fence which separates the Hamas enclave from Israel. Too many news sources will claim that these protests are about the occupation or the blockade. Both of those excuses are lies which the media continues to peddle so as to make Israel the evil party and the main cause behind these continuing attacks. This is as far from the truth as any news report could be. First off, Israel pulled out of Gaza gifting it to the Palestinian Authority. They were miserable at developing any form of economy and thus lost Gaza to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, two terrorist groups which are currently backed by Iran. Hamas, and as a result, Islamic Jihad, have the backing of reportedly at least eighty-percent of the Gaza population. There is no Israeli occupation and the blockade has the blessings as legal by the United Nations, not exactly the strongest backer of Israel, who also list both Hamas and Islamic Jihad as terrorist groups. Anyone claiming that Hamas might be upset about the situation of the areas ruled by the Palestinian Authority, well, that it technically true. The problem Hamas has is that they have been unable to overthrow the Fatah governance in the region east of Jerusalem largely because of Israeli intelligence preventing their operating and thus overthrowing the Fatah run government of Mahmoud Abbas. Should the Palestinian Authority ever be gifted with their own regions and Israel thus being forced to cease operations in that region, it is more than likely that within a year that Hamas would overthrow Abbas and then rule that region as well. There is no love lost between Hamas and Fatah.

 

Back to Hamas and why they continue to attack Israel in any manner they are able. Hamas has as their aim the death of every Jew anywhere on planet Earth. Were Jews to be on a spaceship and colonize another planet, Hamas would claim that they were the proper and true people to whom that planet belonged and that the Jews had stolen it from them, and they would want them dead too. The Hamas leadership sells their people on some of the worst anti-Semitic tropes equal if not worse than that of the Nazis. Hamas does not want to just kill the Jews but would probably desire to do it in as painful and tortuous means as possible. Hamas and Islamic Jihad are similar to the Islamic State as they are also Islamist supremacists. They believe that anyone who is not a follower of their exact form of Islam are idolaters or apostates. As such, they are to be killed. Believe it or not, there is one group even lower than idolaters or apostates, these are the Jews, the most despised of all peoples. This they interpret as coming straight from the Quran and the wars Mohammad waged around Medina. They hope to do exactly as Muhammad had done to the Qurayza Jews where they enslaved the women as women and beheaded every male too old to be easily converted. This led to their beheading approximately eight-hundred males who were considered to be of adult age. They were not given a final choice to convert; they were simply murdered after surrendering. The women were turned into sex slaves intended to produce children to be raised as Muslim taken from them upon weaning and this was to be their fate until death.

 

Israel is facing a group of terrorists that despite desiring to use modern weaponry, their hatreds and desire to humiliate and make an example of the Jews of Israel is a deeply religious and historic reason. They would prefer to make the deaths of the Israeli Jews as humiliating and tortuous as humanly possible. They have also learned from observations that they can pretend to play the victim and blame Israel of any criminal intent or act and there will be leaders around the world who will grant their claims all the validity they are capable of granting. Such a leader many believe will soon be the Prime Minister of Britain, Jeremy Corbyn. They are also aware that even should they launch a thousand rockets a day into Israel, such actions if approached incrementally will be ignored as the media reported the first few a day for three, four days, maybe even a week but then it became old news. Even though the numbers continue to climb, this matters little as it is still old news and only when Israel responds and does so with more than a few targets being bombed, then it becomes news. From previous encounters, they know they can count on the coverage reporting how the Israelis used air power, armor and infantry and all the particulars of the Israeli actions will be covered for the first five, six, seven paragraphs before the fact that this was the Israeli response to days of a thousand rockets being fired into Israel by Hamas in Gaza. Then, during the ensuing operations, the media will use a strange yardstick to measure whether the war is being fair, the number of casualties on both sides. Hamas uses human shields and will actually place their civilians at risk with the intent of their becoming casualties while Israel does all they are able including investing millions to keep the Israeli population safe. This causes the disparity in deaths.

 

Of course, the media overlooks that Israel sends SMS telling Gazans where they will be operating next and drop leaflets also informing them of where the IDF will be operating. The Gazans can tune their radios to listen to IDF radio which will tell them where and when the IDF will be moving into an area. People ask does not Israel realize that Hamas will listen to these warnings and set up ambushes for the Israelis? Well, yes, the government and the top command of the IDF are aware of this, as they are not complete idiots. They could be questioned on the sanity of giving such warnings, but the IDF still manages to have very low casualties when one considers that their enemy is always lying in wait for them. Still, when the fact that a measurably larger number of Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters are being killed than IDF and far more of them placed at risk Gazans are being killed compared to the protected Israeli population, the first question from reporters lips when talking to the Israeli officers is why are so many on the Gazan side of the fight being killed and there are so few Jews being killed? Well, they say Israelis but every so often one of them slips and before they correct themselves, it slips out, why aren’t more Jews dying. That slip-up is edited out of the final report, but still, even when they do not say so, you can almost hear that question. The thing is they know why. We actually had one reporter ask and then all but demand that Israel provide Hamas with Iron Dome systems to protect the forces in Gaza as well as the Israelis are protected. The Israeli being interviewed was left too stunned by the question to even spit out an answer. An NGO quickly picked up that concept and ran with it actually petitioning for Israel to provide Iron Dome to protect Gazans as Israel is responsible for protecting Gaza, aren’t they? Well, actually, no, Israel has only one responsibility to Gaza, that is to do everything in her power to end all attacks and atrocities from being perpetrated by the terrorist leadership which controls Gaza.

 

We usually do not give our advice on how the problem in Gaza can be addressed. This is because we are not exactly neutral in this contest. Still, after every military action to destroy the weapons of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and to destroy their rocket and mortar making facilities and their explosives production, by the next confrontation they have rockets and now missiles with greater range, warhead capacity and accuracy. The last war saw them capable of almost striking Jerusalem and Haifa and easily striking Tel Aviv with their largest rockets. At the rate their weaponry has been upgraded largely by Iran, it will not be long before they will be capable of striking everywhere in Israel even including the Golan Heights, the furthest point from Gaza. Already, on the northern front out of Syria and Lebanon, Hezballah terrorist and rulers of Lebanon can already strike anywhere within Israel and are receiving guidance packages to attach to their rockets transforming them into missiles accurate supposedly to within tens of meters. Both of these terrorist groups are getting very close to becoming existential threats to the continued existence of Israel. As both sets of terrorist groups on the northern and southern borders are under the command of Iran, and as Iran currently has IRGC forces, their elite military, in Syria, should all of these entities be released to attack Israel simultaneously they would be capable of launching attacks from almost every border. The one border which might prevent their use would be Jordan, which is assuming that Iran has not decided that Jordan requires a regime change. There have been intelligence reports which have implied that Bashir al-Assad has his plans to take Jordan before his own nation exploded and Iran has also threatened Jordan. There is little which could prevent Iran assisted by Hezballah from conquering Jordan and thus surrounding Israel. The remaining border for Israel is along the Sinai Peninsula, an area already barely controlled by Egypt and with numerous terrorist groups operating within the region. One could see Iran influencing some of these groups as well.

 

The above describes a threat so sever to Israel that it does not take a military genius to see that Israel has a dilemma. The General Staff claims that Hezballah is too big a threat in the north to permit sparing the required forces to address Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the south. The absolute lunacy of such a conclusion should be more than apparent even to the most casual observers. If what the General Staff claims are true, then how would they conduct under the scenario where both fronts became active and were coordinating with one another through Iran? We can only conclude that they would leave the country and leave the rest up to more junior officers, likely their best idea yet. If what they claim is true, then it is time to beef up the active duty sections of the IDF and have a rotation of reservists active year round. Of course, the politicians would claim that doing so would be too much of a drain on the economy with the reservists called up in such a manner and that it would also be far too costly. All of this leaves only one other alternative, take out Hamas and Islamic Jihad entirely or entice them to simply leave. How, you ask. Try a new tactic of instead of bombing empty guard shacks and training fields at 2:00 AM, give notice that for every day that the rioting continues on the border, at twelve noon, give or take fifteen minutes, one of the leadership of Hamas, Islamic Jihad or their accomplices will be destroyed and they should remove all family members if they do not desire risking their lives. Should this not dissuade them from continuing their rioting on the border, then after one month of this, inform them that at 2:00 AM the mall in downtown Gaza City will be destroyed, and then do so. Sooner or later, the people whose homes are threatened and are the wealthy of Gaza, many are millionaires, will demand that all attacks on Israel cease before their homes or other amenities which they enjoy are taken away. This is the means by which Hamas and Islamic Jihad would become unpopular with the people with the means of influencing who rules Gaza. Even if this did not end the rule of Hamas, it would make things problematic as if they began to execute the wealthy, then they would soon have their rule cut short. And if this failed, then it would be obvious that there is no redeeming value in permitting Gaza to continue on its current path and simply driving everything from before an advancing IDF which would sweep from the north to the Egyptian border with the eastern flank held by IDF forces. This is the final option but one which may require being considered despite what the rest of the world may scream. Hamas is a terrorist group and is supported by at least 80% of the Gaza population, that is an irreconcilable situation. No other nation would have tolerated this situation as long as Israel has permitted it to last and this has reached a critical point where the drastic approach may be necessary.

 

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October 23, 2018

Conflict is Just Getting to be Too Common

 

The first sign that something, anything be it wonderful or dreadful, has just become accepted by a society is when either it is no longer even reported upon or has ceased to ever make front-page news, especially above the fold. This has already happened in Europe and signs of it have crept within the news media in the United States, Israel and much of the developed world. They have familiarized these acts by using terms such as ‘lone wolf’ and ‘acted alone’ in such a way so as to make it appear that there is nothing left to do to prevent such events. We are, of course, speaking about Islam initiated violence within our societies. These acts of violence range from mass shootings at a person’s own workplace, rape gangs violating young girls across areas within Europe and virtually every terror attack in the United States and even in Israel. We had another earlier this week when an employee at one of the manufacturers which employ Palestinian Arabs from within the Palestinian Authority (PA) regions. One of the employed Palestinian Arabs brought a rifle to work and fatally shot two of their fellow employees and severely wounded a third who will recover after a stay in the hospital. There was the recent fatal stabbing of Ari Fuld in a shopping mall near his home and a Palestinian Arab village. As we recently reported, there are signs warning Israelis of the threat to their life and limb if they enter these regions (see image below), no such warning exists for the Arabs who enter into Israeli spaces. There are certain trends which are worth following, even if doing so changes nothing, these invectives must be shared.

 

Sign Warning Israelis it is Illegal to Enter Arab Region for Safety Reasons

Sign Warning Israelis it is Illegal to Enter Arab Region for Safety Reasons

 

There is some good news on the terror front within Israel and other news more disquieting and ignominious. The terrorism is mostly located within the disputed regions in the Shomron and in or around Jerusalem and specifically the Old City. There have been attacks in Tel Aviv and other major cities along the coast, but these are far less frequent. The central problem is that these are people stirred on not so much by religious fervor as by economic incentives. The PA spends much effort making their pay to slay program (see image below) well recognized by the Palestinians, specifically the youth where unemployment is rampant. All too often, we find the terrorists admitting that financial remunerations was an equal or greater reason for their attacks. Others have reportedly stated they committed the terror attack in order to be sentenced to Israeli prisons because life is easier, more pleasant and with better food than residing in the PA ruled regions. But the majority of terrorists claim they are fighting the good fight against the infidel, specifically the accursed Jew. This result is the logical conclusion to be expected when one reviews the PA textbooks and their education where terrorists are glorified and the description of the life awaiting a Shaheed filled with earthly pleasures both sexual and physical. What shocks many in the developed world is the reaction often shown by the mothers of the Shaheed which is extreme and profound joy that their child is a martyr for Allah. In reality, this rejoicing in the death of a child is simply the modern form for the child sacrifices to Ba’al and Moloch from the pre-Islamic gods. Having one’s child die in the commission of anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic violence grants the mother rights and an elevated position within Palestinian society as well as in other regions in the Middle East.

 

Palestinian Authority Remunerations for Terrorists

Palestinian Authority Remunerations for Terrorists

 

Thusfar, we have only spoken to the areas in and around Jerusalem and the Shomron and the unceasing regularity of terrorism striking people’s lives there. Things around Gaza take on an entirely different and strikingly dangerous description. Along the Gaza border, terrorism is institutionalized by Hamas with assistance from Islamic Jihad and financing from Iran. Often the terrorism came from rockets fired from the region into Israel. More recently, the attacks have come from incendiary devices carried into Israel by Kites and balloons. Some of these devices have been strapped onto birds who were sent flying towards Israel being carried as far as the victimized animal could reach before being murdered by its payload. The results has been thousands upon thousands of crops burned and lives destroyed as a result. These protests are anything but grassroots movements as Hamas indoctrination provides them with the manpower they require to cause such damage and threaten such violence. The Israelis residing just outside the Gaza region have experienced these attacks against their lives on a near constant basis since the 2007 take-over of Gaza from the PA. Their claim is that they so love the lands which they claim were stolen from Arab rule, that they are willing to burn the country to the ground in order to show the extent of their love. Perhaps we missed something in their logical progression from which the result is burning the lands to the ground because of your deep love. Somehow, this just does not click into place easily. Add to that their claim to love death as the Israelis love life.

 

In both cases, Hamas in Gaza and the PA in the Shomron, the Arabs have regions which they control absolutely and free of Israeli interference and in neither case has an economically viable situation even been close to being achieved. Everything from the education of the children to the media blasted to the captive audience has a single message, ‘Israel bad and Israelis, specifically the Jews are an evil which Islam demands be brought to obey their proper masters, the Muslim Arabs. The position of superiority is that of Arabs but only if, they follow Islam, and as such, the final state of the world is promised by the Quran to be populated solely by these exemplary peoples. For the average Israeli who is either Christian, Jewish, Bahá’í or any other non-Islamic faith, the message is clear, we do not care one whit about our world or our wasted opportunities where we could have reached peace and shared these lands but refused, all we care about is the eradication or subjugation of every one every where starting right here. This prevalent attitude spreads all across the regions where Islam borders the rest of the world and is currently making inroads in Europe, the United States and the rest of the developed world. This spread has brought the effects of Jihad to the rest of the world and now they can share in the problems faced by Israel.

 

The lack of credible reporting and the whitewashing of terrorism and all of its ties to Islam has increased to the point where it has endangered their societal structure in order to accommodate Islam. Almost to becoming policy has been the rush to assure everyone that every attack is not caused by terrorists. Every mass shooting, bombing or other attacks, almost immediately the FBI will issue the statement that this attack is not being investigated as to its relation to Islam. The mantra started by President George W. Bush has been, “Islam is a religion of peace.” This was the message given after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center Towers which murdered close to three-thousand innocent Americans. This was the phrase most heard in the speeches after the Charlie Hebdo killings. When the culprit of some heinous act which resulted in the murder of numerous innocents is caught and he makes claims that his actions were a form of Jihad and that he was performing in service of Allah, we are told that this was a lone wolf and that there is no possibility of another attack. Often it feels less reassuring and more as if they are saying for us to move along and take no notice of these events. The real hurt is when you finally realize that their actual target is to immunize one into accepting Islamic Mosques and Civic Centers because these locations are where the average Muslim goes to in order to learn about the Quran and then go forth and make their statement. These statements are all too often not peaceful. Yes, we realize that there are thousands upon thousands of peaceful Muslims, peaceful followers of Islam. These are the minority of the over one and a half billion and approaching two billion Muslims living here amongst the world’s population.

 

Islamic Tolerance on Display

Islamic Tolerance on Display

 

We have been told that the Muslims generally are peaceful and do not support violence. Even were we to accept that a mere ten percent of the followers of Islam are prone to commit violence, that would still be almost two-hundred-thousand Muslim extremists. Now imagine if that number was off and the reality was more like one out of four Muslims have violent tendencies. This would result in close to half a billion possible Jihadists. We believe you can see where this is going, but allow us one last set of numbers. According to a poll taken worldwide by the Pew Research Group, they asked if the Muslims believed that Sharia was the word of Allah or a human invention (see table below) where we agreed with the accompanying article that by a comfortable margin, over half of Muslims believe it was given by Allah, we figured it was between seventy percent and eighty percent believe that Sharia is the exact works spoken to Muhammad by Allah. This means that three quarters of Muslims fully support Jihad as revealed through the Quran. This means that almost one and a half-billion Muslims believe in Jihadist activities. That is a number which should be frightening.

 

Do Muslims believed that Sharia was the word of Allah

Do Muslims believed that Sharia was the word of Allah

 

Unbelievably, there actually is a means of changing these equations such that Islam can and will exist beside the other religions and those who believe in Secular Humanism and claim they have no religion because religions take things on faith and they believe and trust science where things are proven using basic axioms which if taken to their very roots, are based on assumptions which are taken as true on faith because there does not appear to be any concept more basic. What the Secular Humanists do not understand is that everything, including science, have some basic understandings which must be agreed upon and taken on faith as being true and on whose truth all else stands. In Islam, this truth is the Quran which is a very interesting piece of reading. Should you pick up a standard Quran and start reading, you will become confused very quickly until you realize that it is not compiled in chronological order. The standard Quran is set up in such a way as to make it easier for children to memorize starting with the shortest verse and ending in the longest verses. Once you find a copy of the Quran which is compiled in chronological order, then you will also need to know where the switching point is located. This is the point where the writings go from the Meccan verse to the Medina verses. You have to understand that there are basically two Qurans which are very contradictory. For more on this we have a very short introduction explaining these differences and how they are applied in modern Islam in this article Which Quran, Mecca or Medina? 

 

Once you have received that basic information, the remainder of this article will make far more sense. We understand that many already have a familiarity with the Quran, so here goes. Currently, the Islamic powers that be became very frightened at how easily a few British, French or other European troops and especially American forces, though heavily outnumbered in numerous battles, were able with the use of advanced war technologies, mainly the machinegun, able to defeat the Islamic forces, even those on horses or camels. Then when the early tanks were introduced, the Muslims realized that they had fallen far behind the Western powers. After World War I they set to try and find a solution and they did something actually very logical but also very wrong. They decided to look into their history and find where it was they had the greatest advantage over the Western forces and the world. This was when facing the crumbling Byzantine Empire despite their needing almost forever to breach the walls of Constantinople. This was also immediately after the death of Muhammad and the time they expanded throughout the Middle East defeating the remnants of the Persian Empire and took the Holy Lands from the Byzantines and conquered Northern Africa from numerous tribes and well before they faced a problem called the Mongols. This led them to adopt the exclusionary and warlike verses of the Medina Quran and return to the concept of abrogation which took the later verses as being the truth and overruling any earlier verses which might contradict the Medina verses. This completely removed the Meccan Quranic concepts from Islam and made Islam a purely empire, conquest, world domination, exclusionary and superceding religion. This placed Islam on a path of world conquest, just not quite immediately. They realized there was some problem when they lost face while facing the United States twice in the Barbary Wars. But in World War I, they were decimated by the modern armies of the Western World and in the ensuing decades the distance between the two worlds only increase exponentially. But in warfare, one is not required to invent everything as they can simple buy the latest technologies. This is easily seen just by counting the AK-47’s in use by terrorists worldwide.

 

Now the Arab nations have bought some of the most advanced fighting equipment including tanks, aircraft, personal weaponry and missiles systems. But even with all the technological advanced equipment, one still needs people trained in their full implementation and tactical usages. The lack of this skill became evident in the Second Gulf War where Saddam Hussein had dug his tanks into berms making them immobile artillery pieces which were destroyed easily. Still, the Imams decided that what Islam was required to do was find a subversive means for taking control of the Western nations. The weakness they saw was that the people appeared to sleep through elections unless stirred up, such as why there is a President Trump. This made them vulnerable to electoral conquest by slowly getting their people into power and then taking over and ending democracy replacing the laws, Constitutions and everything with Sharia. This is already in progress across much of Europe where there are Islamic enclaves which are run under Sharia and are independent of the national government and police enforcement. But there is a path which Islam could decide to take which would be more along the ideas they pursued during the Golden Age of Islam. During these times, they applied the Meccan Quran and were open to science and math and learning about the world, the human anatomy and other sciences and led the world in many of these areas. They fell behind more due to economic problems than their attitude and direction in dealing with the outside world. A return to pluralism could bring an injection of new scientific studies as the oil wealth could be utilized to build the best and most modern laboratories for the advance research in numerous fields from physics to medicine, mathematics to chemistry, biology to archeology. What all of this would require is for Islam to purge their holy books of the idea they must conquer the world and all must adopt Islam or die. This will lead eventually to intertribal wars as eventually such purification will inevitably lead to the most basic of Arab beliefs. The belief that my belief is pure and all who do not adopt my beliefs are therefore apostates leads to the proverb of, “My Brother and I against My Cousin; My Cousin and I against the Stranger.” In the end there can be, as stated so eloquently in Highlander, there can be only one simply because nobody else is as pure as the one who Allah chose above all the others who lost.

 

In the End there Can Be Only One

In the End there Can Be Only One

 

The solution is the original texts as placed in the Mecca Quran, the actual verses which mostly described Islam during its Golden Age, as described above. This would also solve numerous problems Islam appears to present on its borders throughout Northern Africa in the African Transition Zone plus the border between Pakistan and India where they divided up the former nation of Kashmir as well as the ongoing historic conflict between Turkey and Greece. There are more recent areas where this conflict between Islam and everything else is being waged which include Russia, China, the Philippines and coming to Europe and North America much of which can be detected on this interactive map. Were Islam to decide to settle for the large tracts of land they control from Morocco to Malaysia and for having a fair percentage of the world population and instead of terrorism and further exploits of conquest through everything from subversion to outright violence and work on education and the advancement of their society, they could not only join the modern world, but within a couple of generations become a hub of enterprise and a jewel of world advancement. The first step would be reversing their concept of abrogation and instead of having the later verses of the Medina Quran be considered superior, they could just as easily decide that the Mecca verses as being those given quietly in a cave where Muhammad was alone when hearing the words as being of a more pure nature, then Islam could become married to the world instead of attempting to subjugate the world. They could become a beacon of the powers of acceptance.

 

This is a path which has some support amongst some of the most moderate amongst Islam who are being shunned simply because theirs is a calm message which promises a future which though more rewarding in the finality of things requires dedication and education which are items which demand sacrifice and intense study to be learned sufficiently well to further knowledge. Those screaming for Jihad claiming that Islam can just walk forth and take the world which is ready to collapse before them do make the loudest of sounds, but their path is equally boisterous and adventurous, its ways are violence which only begets violence and in the end, their results are swaths of destruction and great despair and sorrow. With the modern forms of complete warfare including biological agents who care not which side whose lives they take, chemical weapons which leave bodies twisted and broken having died an agonizing death and the final warfare weapon being atomic weapons which can be utilized as EMP devices destroying all technology, neutron bombs which remove all lifeforms but leave the infrastructure intact and the simple thermonuclear device which wipes the land clean of life and structures leaving behind a wasteland. These last results are what will be the remains of our age of technology and weaponry and by the time it reaches a final battle, Armageddon if you please, we may have built a small number of anti-matter warheads which just require dropping and allowing their cores of anti-matter to mix with whatever they find and the resultant explosion will make Hiroshima be as if it were a firecracker by comparison. There are those who claim that mankind has reached this nuclear age and been on the verge of greatness and exploding out into space only to have destroyed all in a series of wars which basically bombed humanity back to the Stone Age. Perhaps this time we might avoid that end result and not destroy everything just to start all over from square one. What do you think?

 

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October 21, 2018

The Destruction of Israeli Ancient History

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You have probably read about the lengths that the Jordanian WAQF allows digging on the Temple Mount to depths as deep and thus far back as the First Temple, the Temple which King Solomon, King David’s son, built. The claim is they are digging in order to lay pipes or lay cables. They never lay any pipes or cables; they just smash everything and take it to a rubble pile alongside the Temple Mount (see montage below). There is an entire excavation team which goes through the destroyed rubble just in case something survives. The miracle is that they have found some small remnants including the pomegranate shaped bells from biblical Priestly Robes (see examples in lower picture). Sometimes using a backhoe or bulldozer, you miss the small stuff, thankfully. Then there have been the repeated destruction of Joseph’s tomb in Hebron. The articles cover the destruction of the tomb and other confrontational fronts concerning Israel and a few other places as well. But the Temple Mount and Joseph’s tomb are not the only places threatened with such damage.

 

Temple Mount Destructive Arab Waqf Excavation Dumping Site and Reclamation Sifting Inspecting Seeking Remains of Artifacts not Completely Destroyed as Intended

Temple Mount Destructive Arab Waqf
Excavation Dumping Site and Reclamation
Sifting Inspecting Seeking Remains of Artifacts
not Completely Destroyed as Intended

 

Collection of Pomegranate Shaped Bells from Biblical Priestly Robes

Collection of Pomegranate Shaped Bells from Biblical Priestly Robes

 

We figured that perhaps we might talk about damage being performed by Israeli Arabs who have citizenship and full rights within Israel who live in a village near a site being developed and studied by the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) actively at the current time. This apparently was just a little more than two brothers could take, that proof of the ancient Jews residing so close to their village, how could such be permitted as the Palestinian Arab claim is that there were never Jews residing in these locations. This is just the most recent example and for some reason it just upset me sufficiently as this was also only a few miles from where I live and where I work. An article which alerted us can be read here or just the video of the damage can be viewed here. They apparently had destroyed numerous precious objects and worse they had collapsed underground cavities and uprooted masonry stones. Antiquity thieves are a problem but at least they take care not to destroy precious items as they are seeking exactly such items to sell. There is an active black market for antiquities and it is especially active in the Middle East and specifically in Israel and Egypt as these are where some of the oldest cities and civilizations were located and are the most in demand by collectors. Here in Israel, we are particularly sensitive about these sites as they are our actual and very real history of our families as Judaism is a religion, a people and specifically a family who see Abraham, Isaak and Jacob as our patriarchs and from whom we are all, with a small exception for converts, family. We also treat all the converts and their families as part of our family and accept them just as we would any other Jew.

 

Buddhas of Bamiyan before pictured on the left and being destroyed with explosives by Taliban forces on the right

Buddhas of Bamiyan before pictured on the left and
being destroyed with explosives by Taliban forces on the right

 

The above destruction occurred at an antiquity site known as Horvat Devorah is identified in research with the biblical Dovrat, and with Dvora, described as a Jewish village in the Zippori region in the Roman period. But Israel is not the only location where these destructions have taken place. The above picture shows a before and after where magnificent Buddhas of Bamiyan were dynamited by the Taliban. There was the destruction of an entire Roman era city by ISI when they literally knocked down and used explosives to eradicate most of Palmyra. There has been the destruction of countless sites across Iraq and Syria. The reason for some of these and most of the reason behind the destruction of sites within Israel is simply because they are not Islamic and even more of a problem for these individuals is they prove that there were civilizations which came before Islam. Their claim is that if it is not Islamic, then it has no value and thus their erasure is inconsequential. Their other means is to simply claim all of the history as being simply a part of Islamic history. This has brought the claim that Jesus was a Palestinian and they even go beyond the names which are claimed by Judaism claiming that Noah was a Muslim. They also claim Abraham as well as Isaak and Jacob which is strikingly strange since they claim that they were all descended from Ishmael which would make them not related as descendants of Isaak and Jacob, but why invoke logic and reality into this discussion. The reason for the destructions throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa and the absorbing all the prophets from both the New and Old Testaments is simply because Islam was to replace all other religions and convert the world to Islam.

 

Things almost always get heated when religion is the center of any discussion, but when dealing with Israel, religion becomes central. The reality is Jerusalem has only been the capital city of two civilizations, the original Israelite unifying of the twelve tribes by King David and continuing under King Solomon and onward. At a later date there was a disagreement as to who was to be the rightful heir to the throne and the twelve tribes divided into the ten northernmost tribes who kept the name of Israel and would be conquered and taken into exile by the Assyrians not to be heard from until this modern era and were often referred to as the ten lost trines of Israel. The southern two Tribes, Judea and Benyamin, were the other part of this division who took the name of the larger tribe and became known as Judea. They were conquered by the Babylonians and returned when Cyrus the Great, a Persian, conquered Babylon and freed the Judeans to return and build the Second Temple. Then came the Greeks and the Romans and on and on. Under Rome, the Romans grew tired of saying Judeans so they shortened it Judans to Junes and finally they settled, as has the world ever since, on calling them by two letters, Ju, which is pronounced the same as the modern Jew. The descendants of the tribes of Juda and Benyamin along with their Priests which were from the tribes of the Levites and the Kohanim and these were the Jews who returned and founded modern Israel coming from all the areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea including both Christian Europe and Islamic Middle East and Northern Africa as well as coming from Russia, the United States, Canada, Ethiopia, India and virtually every other nation on Earth. This is the history which the Palestinian Arabs are attempting to steal as well as the history of all of Christianity. Every Christmas Mahmoud Abbas and numerous other Palestinian Arab spokespeople claim that Jesus was a Palestinian Arab and a Muslim and claim the Churches in Jerusalem and Bethlehem are actually some of the oldest and original Mosques and belong to Palestinian Arab history. The two main churches they claim are the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of the Nativity. But please do not take our word for this as Christmas is fast approaching, which if you shop at Walmart, the Muzak being blared throughout the store already will make that evident, and they will likely make all these claims once more as repetition makes things believable. We have all heard the infamous quote from Joseph Goebbels which goes, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” If only this was the sole idea that the Palestinian Arabs learned from the Nazis, but then again the Mufti of Jerusalem put in place quite intentionally by the British, Amin al-Husseini, spent almost all of World War II hobnobbing with the Nazi elite and was rumored to have insisted that the Nazis promise that when they conquered the Middle East they would make it Judenrein for him as a reward for his broadcasting propaganda into the Middle East attempting to have the Arabs rise up and support the Nazis. The following leaders of the Palestinian Arabs, the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad and any others have proven that the apple does not fall far from the tree, an idiom of unknown origins.

 

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