Beyond the Cusp

May 8, 2013

World Suffers from Palestine Fever

Last Friday Finland and Denmark became the latest European countries to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority diplomatic missions to full-fledged Embassy status placing them on an equal status with every other nation in the world. The Palestinian entity is now treated by the United Nations, UNESCO, many countries, NGOs, many religious organizations as well as their ruling councils and now also by Google as being a real nation despite their glaring deficiencies. The Palestinians have no independent currency, no borders, no established capital city, and the population possesses no individual identity which serves to differentiate them from the surrounding native populations. But why allow such minor items get in the way of granting premature recognition to the Palestinian entity and in the process snub Israel presenting them with what amounts to a preemptive establishment of Palestinian statehood without demanding them to reach an agreement and have an actual treaty with Israel when one can simply forgo such technicalities. I would like to be able to believe that when Mahmoud Abbas has gathered sufficient nations who have granted them equal status as a national state as they have such others as the United States, France, England, China, India, Brazil, Australia, and the rest of the almost two-hundred nations of the United Nations that he will also receive their support in declaring whatever borders he chooses.


I can honestly visualize the day coming within a decade when Mahmoud Abbas will stand before the United Nations General Assembly and demand that they resolve to have the member nations to assist in every manner necessary to establish the state of Palestine within its natural borders from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean sea and receiving a standing ovation right before an overwhelming consensus vote affirming his request. This vote would necessitate another vote follow it where the United Nations finally would affirm that it has discussed but never approved before, a vote to rescind the United Nations General Assembly declaration which allowed the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel. Then the world will have chosen to stand behind the Palestinians and enforce their desire to not just form their state within borders sharing the land with Israel, but to form their state in place of and atop the corpse of the state of Israel. Can there be much doubt as to the inevitability of such a ruling when the vote to establish a Palestinian state over the objections and in denial of United Nations Security Council resolutions pertaining to the establishment of said state by the astounding affirmation of one-hundred-thirty-eight votes in favor, nine votes against and forty-one abstentions? And once this precedent has been established, what country would remain safe, independent, and free from being dissolved by a vote of the United Nations that was then used to align all the power of all the world’s militaries against them to erase whatever state fell on the wrong side of the masses who would then hold the powers of fate to thusly destroy any nation they so desired.


Would anybody actually be surprised if the United Nations General Assembly once they had established the legitimate power to dissolve any nation that the Non-Aligned Movement groups of one-hundred-twenty member nations and seventeen observer nations would not use their overwhelming majority in the United Nations General Assembly to realign the world in their favor at the expense of those whom they accuse of having oppressed, exploited and pilfered them and their resources by the colonial and imperial nations as well as the industrialized world? The only reason such has not yet been acted upon has been that limitations placed on the powers of the United Nations General Assembly while the main authority and the right and power to resolve for the use of force was reserved solely to the United Nations Security Council. This is much of what has been behind an ever growing demand to reform the Security Council to allow a realignment of those countries holding permanent status, removal of the veto power of the permanent status members allowing them to prevent any action by their simple vote without having to give any reasons, and strip or dilute the powers of the Security Council and transferring many of those powers either exclusively to the General Assembly or at a minimum a share of such powers. Once such a revolutionary reconstruction and redefinition of the powers and responsibilities within the branches of the United Nations has been enacted even should it require a complete rewrite of the United Nations Charter, does anyone really feel safe that this would not lead inevitably to a conflagrative conflict that would envelop the world and leave in its wake a world in ruins with most of its major cities having been laid waste and starvation being the normal state of existence persisting for an indeterminate amount of time while the world attempted to rebuild from the ashes. This would not be the aim or even the desire of those who would initially support dissolving the Jewish state of Israel and replacing it with the twenty-second Arab state established for those claiming to be a separate peoples known as Palestinians, but it would be the eventuality which such inevitably would spawn. That is the one problem when expedience trumps thought, there will always be unexpected consequences hiding in the shadows of the future, and they would often be dire and extremely undesirable. But caution has proven not to be a welcome element when emotions run hot and actions are the result of the moment coming into fruition free of restraining contemplation. I have realized that if you do not think things through before acting you usually find yourself later asking yourself what was I thinking.


Beyond the Cusp


December 3, 2012

What Lessons Resulted from United Nations Palestinian Statehood Vote?

The World did not learn anything from this vote, it simply confirmed once more that the Jew is still vilified and any charge or claim made against Jews, no matter how offensive, ridiculous, unfounded, or insanely ludicrous it may be, it will generally be accepted as fact without any request or investigation into the facts. In a World body consisting of one-hundred-ninety-three countries, a sole nine countries supported Israel and by doing so reaffirmed United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 which was passed by a slim majority exactly sixty-five years earlier to the day. The World taught the lesson that had the Jewish people sought their ancient homeland, as affirmed in the Five Books of Moses, better known as Torah, the Christian bible and even in the Koran, in these modern times they would be refused and told by the world that their nearly two-thousand year exile had not yet come to a close. The vote revealed that no longer does the World recognize the rights of the Jewish people to their homeland. There will be those who protest that this vote did not erase the Jewish Homeland but they would be taking a limited and blinkered view of the ramifications of this vote. The only long term result that could result from this vote, which if enforced would allow heavy weapons and rockets to be rained onto the remainder of Israel which thus far had been beyond the range of Hamas and Hezballah, would be the end of normalcy and eventually even existence throughout the lands of Israel.

Israel got a good view of which countries she may rely and call friend. This select group of countries consists of the United States, Canada, Panama, the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau. There are a few interesting historical facts held within these countries. Foremost is that Canada has become the leading supporter of the State of Israel in the modern world. The Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau have also proven to be dependable supporters of Israel which is a fact that escapes any reasoning with the possible exception that these small Pacific Ocean islands have more integrity than any of the continents of the World outside North America. But the most impressive cote is that of the Czech Republic. What makes this vote interesting is that the Czech Republic is very likely the closest and longest ally and stout defender of the state of Israel in the World. Many people when asked who supplied weapons to Israel in 1948 during the time the nascent State of Israel fought against the combined armies of seven Arab countries and several additional militias and an internal Arab population which was shooting the Israelis from behind their lines, the answer you are most likely to receive is the United States. This misconception likely arises from the fact that President Truman was one of, if not the, first leaders to recognize Israel on May 15, 1948 when she declared her independence. What is forgotten is that immediately thereafter the United States imposed a complete arms embargo on Israel even forbidding any American company from selling Israel arms or munitions even to include bullets. The country which stepped up and almost completely by themselves supplied Israel with weapons and munitions and whatever they were able to produce and supply was Czechoslovakia. My theory on the reasoning behind the Czech support of Israel is that they identified with Israel after the way the World betrayed Czechoslovakia at the lead into World War II. During the Munich Accords Britain and France sacrificed the northern sections of Czechoslovakia ceding these lands vital to the Czech ability to defend their country to the German Nazis in the hope that doing so would appease Hitler’s lust and ambitions misreading that his goal was the whole of Europe. In attempting to avoid a war the French and British instead sacrificed Czechoslovakia by ceding the very mountain passes that would have proven near impossible for the Germans to fight their way through thus guaranteeing the conquest of the remainder of Czechoslovakia which came weeks after the agreement. Even after Hitler’s Germany rode over and crushed the remainder of Czechoslovakia, the British and French reneged on their mutual defense treaties with Czechoslovakia and made Poland their line in the sand. Czechoslovakia, and thus today’s Czech Republic understands well betrayal and sacrifice in a cowards move by those they had considered friends.

Europe will not even realize that there is a lesson for them in this vote, but yet one still does exist. The European nations who supported this vote were Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Belarus. The rest, other than the Czech Republic, took the noncommittal coward’s way out of the vote and simply abstained or did not cast a vote. When one looks back to actions taken through conventions, treaties, referendums, proclamations and the entire gauntlet of the varieties of positions and promissory that can be issued by nations in regard to intents and support for other nations or declarations of actions, there is an entire litany of such emanating from Europe which had the sole intent of establishing a Jewish State in the Middle East. The crucial center-point of these issuances was that the British Mandate Lands were to be used for the establishment of a Jewish Homeland. The one treaty which made a definitive change to these promises was the Churchill White Papers which established a second homeland out of the British Mandate. The final and important results of this agreement which was signed by the leaders of the Arab League and the Zionists was that once the 78% of the British Mandate Lands which included all of the lands east of the Jordan River were utilized to establish a Palestinian Arab homeland called Transjordan and ruled by the Hashemites, the remaining 22% consisting of all the lands west of the Jordan River and reaching to the Mediterranean Sea were to become the Jewish homeland with absolutely no further divisions. This was the promise put forward by the British and later confirmed by the French and the United States. The French signed another report which restated the results of the Churchill White Papers and the United States had a resolution passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President thus making it a binding resolution. Europe should take away a simple truth and the rest of the World should take note of this simple truth; the Europeans, especially France and Britain, cannot be trusted to keep their word even under the stipulations of a treaty and that any promise coming from these countries is not a binding agreement but simply a statement referencing their feelings of the moment.

What are the universal lessons which can be gleaned from this vote? What is likely the most important is that the United Nations has no regard for previous treaties and promises and has become an echo chamber for the NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) which will almost without exception follow the lead of the Muslim nations and this is even more true when the subject is Israel or Jews. The United Nations Commission on Human Rights is not slanted towards singling out Israel any more than the entirety of the United Nations and the World in general is guilty of the same bias. Israel may as well stop paying dues to the United Nations even if doing so will result in their being removed from the “august” body as they have no real say and carry negligible weight when it comes to any issue even those that may involve Israel’s future. And lastly that other than the United State and Canada, not to minimize their importance, that the rest of the countries of the World which support Israel if combined into one single country would still be in the second half in lists of countries by size, population, or virtually any other measure one may care to apply with the exception of dedication to truth and honor, in these two areas these otherwise minor countries are giants.

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