Beyond the Cusp

December 17, 2017

European Union’s Frederica Mogherini Speaks

 

European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Frederica Mogherini has once again restated the position of the establishment she represents favoring the complete disruption of central Israel and sentencing much of the Israeli population to extinction. What did she say that would make us think this, you ask. Frederica Mogherini once again stated, “We always say that the Two State Solution is the only realistic one. I have not heard by anyone or from anyone, not only in the last weeks but in the last decades any other idea than two States to preserve Israeli security. The Palestinians need to have their own country under their own authority.” Obviously, she has never bothered listening to any of a number of Zionists, ourselves included. We have stated that we accept the original two state solution imposed in 1922 by the British Commonwealth where Trans-Jordan would be the Arab Palestinian State while west of the Jordan River Israel would be the nation for the Jewish Palestinians, Israel. We are aware that this was denoted long before Ms. Mogherini was born but this has been written about by numerous historians. While Ms. Mogherini probably studied classical subjects and political science along with other special studies such as proper speech writing and delivery but one would hope that as a foreign policy chief for the European Union she would be better versed in history, especially about things she portends to speak about presumably with any authority. Of course, the rest of the world’s foreign policy wonks and specialists suffer from the same disease as Ms. Mogherini when it comes to Israel, the main objective is its destruction. We have to give Ms. Mogherini credit because if her objective is the destruction of the Jewish State, then she has latched onto the perfect means of reaching that goal. So, for the sake of hoping to dislodge at least one thinking person from believing that Ms. Mogherini is brilliant and has the perfect solution, let us go through this once more.

 

British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel

British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and
Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel

 

The above picture tells the entirety of the original two state solution. The British were attempting the exact same concept which would later work so breathtakingly poorly with India and Pakistan. The idea is simple, take two incompatible people, give each their own area of land, separate the two lands into separate nations and presto-chango, two lands for two people living in peace and harmony. The reason it was probably tried with India and Pakistan was due to Trans-Jordan being established with such minimal violence and so few Arabs moving from the region remaining known as Palestine where the Palestinians were the Jews, repeat, the Palestinians were the Jews and the remaining Arab population was, remarkably, named the Arabs. The original concept was for these Arabs to move across the Jordan River to Trans-Jordan just as the few Jews residing in what became Trans-Jordan relocated within Palestine. What was mostly left unnoticed by the British was the small fact that the few Jews did not relocate entirely without provocations and threat of death had they remained. When Palestine was finally released from British control and was to be handed to the United Nations, who also wanted as little to do with the area as possible, the Jews prepared for independence at long last. Jordan had been separated from Palestine since 1921 and starting in 1946 was becoming the independent nation of Jordan under Hashemite Rule. Now was to come Palestine’s turn and freedom for what was presumed would be a nation of Jews except there were some problems.

 

For years, at the demands of the Arabs with whom the British had large dealings, not the least of which was J. Paul Getty and Getty Oil, later to become British Petroleum, the British and much of Europe was dependent heavily on Arab oil and thus carried the Arab water politically standing against Israel. Much of the Getty Oil claims were in Saudi Arabia and Iraq so these Arab states held heavy influence with Getty Oil and J. Paul Getty held quite a large influence in England as their wealthiest individual. When the Arabs pressed Britain and Getty, they received results. When the Saudis demanded that no Jewish State be established and the British pointed out that as long as there was no sizeable majority of Jews there could be no Jewish state, the Arab League under the auspices of the Saudi Royal Family and the Hashemite Kings in Iraq and Jordan with cooperation from the Arabs in French Syria provided as many Arabs as the British might possibly require while the British blocked further immigration by the Zionist Jews or even the Jews attempting to flee the Nazi killing machine. This resulted in horrific results for the European Jews as the Nazis systematically murdered millions as the British continued to refuse them entry into Palestine to satisfy their Arab friend’s demands. When Britain handed the control over to the United Nations informing them on the mid-day of May of the next year, May 15, 1948, the British were to pull out of Palestine and be done with their Mandate, this left the United Nations with a problem, how to get around ruling the unruly mess being left behind.

 

The United Nations, ignoring that the British Mandate had already been divided into two states for two people and the obvious resolution of paying or persuading the Arabs in Palestine to relocate to Jordan, as had occurred with Pakistan and India with some degree of violence but it all settled into glorious animosity. Instead, ignoring Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, decided to split the land again making two states for two people residing together apart. This was dividing the 22% that remained of the British Mandate once more onto another Arab state and a diminutive Jewish state. This was the infamous General Assembly Resolution 181 which divided the land granting the Jews mostly desert and some farmland, the Arabs gaining the choicest lands and Jerusalem as an isolated sphere of international rule by the United Nations surrounded by Arab held lands. That international zone would have lasted maybe a week or two. But there was a problem with Resolution 181 as far as the Arab League was concerned; it permitted the impermissible, a Jewish State. The Arab League turned the offer down immediately with a unanimous vote demanding that the entirety be made an Arab state promising they would treat the Jews fairly. This rejection, by United Nations laws, nullified Resolution 181, making it null and void, as if it had never been formulated and passed. That left the area to return to its previous designation as the future of the Jewish state with what was now Jordan as the Arab state as designed originally by the British.

 

The Jews prepared to establish their nation and try to rule a land which was almost evenly consisting of Arabs and Jews with a slight advantage for the Arab populations. This would be problematic at its best, but the Jews were going to have returned to their homelands and would do what was necessary to realize their dream of over two and a half centuries since the Assyrian conquest in 740 BCE. leaving only the kingdom of Judah as the ten tribes which made Israel became lost as they assimilated, followed by the Babylon Exile in 586 BCE. with one brief sliver of hope during the Hasmonean period when they had briefly thrown off foreign rule only to fall before the Romans. They had waited through the Assyrian Rule, Babylonian Exile, Persian Rule, Greek Rule, Polemic Grecian Rule, Assyrian Grecian Rule, Roman Rule, the Roman version of the Final Solution of dispersion throughout and beyond the extremes of the Empire, a system which had forced many a people to become extinct as a people and a nation of which the Carthaginians (formerly the Phoenicians who had warred with the Jewish state for centuries) were probably the most famous simply because their name remains to this day. How many smaller and less significant tribes and peoples did the Romans pave over and send into the forgotten memory of history is unknown. This was their intention with the Judeans, now simply referred to as Jews. These Jews went through pogroms, inquisitions, purifications, forced conversion and had finally struggled to survive and were to reestablish their ancient homelands, or at least those areas west of the Jordan River as Hashem had promised them almost four-thousand years earlier in a promise to Abraham and reaffirmed with Isaack and again with Yaakov then told of to Moses and fell before Joshua. The Jewish People were perched to be reestablished in their land from which they had been uprooted, not all, as there were always those Jews who had remained throughout history in these lands mostly in Hevron and Jerusalem and the surrounding hills and plains.

 

On the morning of May 15, 1948 as the British made a hasty a retreat to the port of Tel Aviv to leave the lands permanently, the lands have been returned to the original division as picture in our map. The 78% of the British Mandate defined as the lands east of the Jordan River are the Arab homelands for those Arabs who resided in the British Mandate and the remaining 22% defined as the lands west of the Jordan River are to become the Jewish state that morning. The Arab League and Six Arab armies along with various contingents and militias were perched on every border of the soon to be Jewish state and when the sun rose and Israel had been declared the evening before, as the Jewish day begins at sunset of the evening before, these Arab forces attacked. Logic and any military prediction would have claimed that the nascent state of Israel was heading to becoming the shortest-lived nation in history. Somehow, the resistance forces the Jews had formed to try and persuade the British to leave managed, over the next year and a half, to hold out against the invading Arab forces and were starting to get the upper hand. The Jews were potentially about to take the entirety of their homelands back and defeat these Arab forces; the world stepped in and froze the lines forcing an armistice so as to deny the possible victory of the Jews. This was the formation of the Green Line which the Arab League demanded could never be considered or used as the demarcation for a border. Egypt retained the Gaza Strip and Jordan actually renamed Judea and Samaria as something less historically tied to the Jews choosing West Bank. These were regions Israel lost in an illegal offensive Arab war against the Jewish State and thus Gaza and the West Bank were illegally occupied.

 

In 1967, the Egyptians and Syrians massed forces on the northern and southern borders and threatened to annihilate the Jews. We believe the actual threat was, they were going to drive the Jews into the Sea. Egypt had also once again closed the Straights of Tiran to Jewish ships thus blockading the port at Eilat and a legal declaration of hostilities and casus belli. This meant the United Arab Republic as Egypt and Syria had actually formed a super state known as the United Arab Republic or UAR which was now in a state of war with Israel. Israel demanded for over a week for the blockade to be lifted making requests of the United Nations which were voted down or ignored, asked for European or American assistance only to find a deaf ear to their plight. Finally, Israel had enough, with shipments destined for Africa and Asia backed up, as Egypt denied Israel use of the Suez Canal thus making Eilat the African and Asian port for goods and for Israel, vital trade links. Israel launched air attacks on the Egyptian Air Force catching most of the planes still on the tarmac. They also launched at the Syrian Air Bases. This caught the Arab forces off guard as they expected Israel to simply continue to cry to the world until her economy would die and Israel itself soon thereafter. Despite Israel streaming into the Sinai Peninsula and storming over the Golan Heights, both Egyptian and Syrian radio and television were broadcasting about the great victory being won and how soon they would have both forces meeting in central Tel Aviv. Reality, Gaza lost to the Israelis, Golan Heights in Israeli hands and their starting towards Damascus, the Sinai Peninsula stormed over and being taken and position along the Suez Canal with an entire Egyptian Army surrounded and surrendering and Arab radio and television coverage claiming Israel was losing badly and the Jews proving scared and surrendering in droves. Well, King Abdullah of Jordan was not about to miss out on the victory of a lifetime and he wanted his piece of Israel and Tel Aviv so he stated an intention to assist. Egypt and Syria were welcoming another front hoping that would break the Israeli ability to continue the fight. Israel sent the King pictures of Israeli forces inside the Sinai and Golan Heights and tried to convince him he was about to make a fateful mistake begging him to remain on the sidelines. King Abdullah listened to the Israeli pleadings and figured they were losing and lying to him, as they were scared, so he launched an attack on Western Jerusalem and tried to break out of the West Bank. The Israelis ordered a large reinforcing column of armor and infantry which was heading south towards the Sinai Peninsula to turn left and head for Jerusalem and the West Bank consisting of Judea and Samaria. Soon the Israelis were praying at the Western Wall and the Temple Mount as well as all of East Jerusalem and soon reached the Jordan River. Six days and the Jews were still advancing and the promised Arab slaughter did not materialize and the Arab ultimate commander, Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt and the UAR, demanded that the world end this Jew surprise attack on the innocent Arab world. The world rushed to support his request and the lines were firmed.

 

The Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights were lands taken as the result of a defensive and legal war to defend the nation of Israel which meant they could be annexed by Israel and were not required to be returned. The Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria were liberated from illegal occupations and rightfully belong to Israel. Of this, there is no argument and their return to Israeli rule would be recognized by any of the International Courts. This is why the Arabs do not enter into these courts to demand their rights, they are quite aware that they are on the losing legal end of this fight, so they have made it into a struggle for national rights for an imaginary peoples. To back their claims they took Jewish history and patched themselves into the position of being the Jews and simply claimed that Jewish history was actually their history and that the Jews stole their rightful history in order to trick the world into giving them these stolen lands. They claim that the Jews have done such a masterful job of replacing the rightful Arab owners of these lands that they have even tainted the historical records and that Josephus was writing about the Arabs but Jew translators bastardized the texts and that all historical documents have been similarly altered and reality shows that Abraham, Kings David and Solomon, Moses, Noah, and even Adam were all Muslims and followed Islam and worshipped Allah and the Jewish and Christian Bibles are forgeries copied from the true Quran which was written thousands of years later through Muhammad, an illiterate person living presumably in Mecca. Stories do not get much more twisted and illogical than that but the world does everything they are able to pretend right along with their Arab friends that that is exactly what had happened and that the Jews tricked the world again, just as they always have, and usurped an entire people’s lands.

 

The truth, Ms. Frederica Mogherini, the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief, is the lands east and west of the Jordan River were initially intended to become the Jewish State. Truthfully, the Zionist Congress, under slight duress, did sign away the 78% of the lands east of the Jordan River to become Trans-Jordan and thus have no claim. The area you like to call the West Bank belonged to Israel and was actually Judea and Samaria, and it would be difficult to find some way of claiming that Judea belongs rightfully to anybody other than the Jews, but Jordan gave it that lovely new and imaginative name of West Bank and the world adopted that phrasing permanently as if it was simply so logical and rolled off the tongue so smoothly. The Gaza Strip became simply Gaza and Egypt simply occupied it and allowed Egyptians and others to reside there without regard for right or wrong. Still, all 22% of the lands west of the Jordan were rightfully belonging to the Jews and Israel. Just because Muslim rulers held the lands, the longest of all the conquerors means little against over two thousand years of the land belonging to the Jews and recognized as such by all of history until the year 722 AD, a short spurt in history.

 

Since Israel came into existence on May 15, 1948, Israel gained the Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula as well as Lebanon south of the Litani River (the original boundary of the tribes of Israel) through responding to wars and other legal means. Israel returned the Sinai Peninsula, an area many multiples the size of Israel, but still returned them to Egypt for peace; but Egypt, realizing what a pain ruling Gaza would be for Israel, relinquished any claim to those lands. When Israel made their peace with Jordan, the former occupier and illegal annexing power and forced populating and gifting of the lands within conquered lands in an offensive war, was still offered back its illegally held Israeli lands which the Jordanians refused thus returning them to Israeli rule. Here is where it gets interesting. Israel was instructed by the United Nations to retain those lands required to provide Israel with secure and defendable borders and return that which Israel determined unnecessary for proper defense of the nation with a proviso that Israel was to return lands, simply lands, not all the lands, not most of the lands (which Israel actually did anyways returning the Sinai Peninsula), not even significant parts, nor any reference to recognized sections or to establishing a new Arab land with any or all parts of the lands attained in a defensive war. Now all of this is unusual and strange as when a nation is attacked, and Israel was attacked, they become the aggrieved nation granting them certain rights of which the most advantageous is that should they lose lands they get them back and the original border is reestablished and they might even petition and be favorably considered to additional lands and restitution for losses but should they have gained lands as the result of their defending themselves, they may, at their discretion, retain any part or the whole of these lands as they see fit to satisfy any national interest. Simply stated, Israel could have chosen to retain all these lands within legal findings of International Law.

 

So, Israel was required to return some part of the lands acquired from the 1967 and 1973 forced defensive wars from aggression against her by the Arab powers. The Sinai Peninsula qualifies as land no matter who looks at it. But still the world pretends that Israel still owes lands to the Arabs simply because the Arabs are claiming they are due lands. They claim that Palestine was meant for them and they mean Palestine as pictured in our map. Israel has decided they will retain the Golan Heights which are an obvious defensive position which will make that border secure for Israel but there are those calling for Israel to return the heights to Syria, we ask what Syria. There are accusations that Israel has attempted to annex eastern Jerusalem. The truth is Israel unified Jerusalem returning it to what it should always have been, a single city with one government chosen by its citizens, and the Arabs residing in Eastern Jerusalem are now limited Israeli citizens receiving all rights except full political rights though they have been permitted the vote in local elections, a political right, just not national elections as of yet, also a political right which are not guaranteed as are all other rights such as religion, work, financial, shelter, food and others. The stipulation that non-Jews may be denied political rights or granted limited political rights is written within the Balfour Declaration which was codified by the San Remo Conference and a whole string of other items leading to the Mandate System which was supported by Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. Legally, Israel owns Judea and Samaria (West Bank) but has relinquished their claims to Gaza which they signed over to the Palestinian Authority who subsequently lost the area to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood and Iranian influences.

 

So, Israel no longer can claim Gaza, owns Judea and Samaria and annexed thus extended rule over the Golan Heights. So, the world can stomp their while holding their breath and turning blue, the Arabs can demand Israel turn over all of Palestine while chanting, ‘From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free’ and nothing will be altered. If there is yet another inane and insane pressuring of Israel to enact the two state solution, they should simply enforce the original two state solution and deport the Arab squatters just as the Arabs did with Jordan plus Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia and are currently enforcing in Yemen. Israel should grant quiet support for the Palestinian Arab independence movement which desires to replace the Monarchal rule in Jordan and install a democratic state while granting the King and his supporters their own state and respecting the peace treaty with Israel. Israel is supportive of any move by the Kurdish People to reestablish their homelands of Kurdistan on as large a portion of their homelands as they can grasp. Unlike the Arab Palestinians, the Kurdish People have a very wonderful history which includes references to them by Greek and Roman historians. Finally, the world needs to obsess with numerous other real problems and leave Israel to negotiate with the Arabs and find a settlement which will benefit the people and give them responsible leaders. Simply allowing the people, the Arabs, to leave if they chose would partially solve the problem as now if one attempts to leave, their family becomes threatened forcing their return. The Arab-Israeli conflict is simply the most recent tool the world is using to try and destroy the Jewish People and their state of Israel. With the troubles around the globe, one would believe that Israel should not be at the top of everyone’s agenda. It is as the Bible states, “I will make Jerusalem a stone of burden for all peoples; all who bear it shall be gashed, and all the nations of the earth shall gather about it… And it shall come to pass on that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem.” In the end, Jerusalem stands as the Capital City of the Jewish State of Israel. That is simply enough to understand, Jerusalem lives, Israel lives, the Jewish People live and their enemies in these final times do not fare as well. That is the story.

 

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March 29, 2017

When Normalcy Takes a Holiday

 

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called on Israel not to waste new opportunities for a peace agreement based on the “two-state solution”. Abbas’s comments came at a press conference in Brussels with European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini. “Our meeting today was important to discuss the latest developments in international efforts to find the best way to reach a just and comprehensive peace between us and the Israelis in light of the intention of the U.S. administration under President Trump to work for peace. There were many contacts and meetings, and we are continuing discussions for the success of the American and international efforts, and I have assured President Trump that we are ready for a peace deal,” said Abbas, according to the PA-based WAFA news agency.

 

Mahmoud Abbas does a few things and he does them very well. He can dress in a suit where every part is properly positioned and every tie knot tied perfectly, the tie clasp is perfectly positioned as are the buttons fastened properly for the two or three button suit. The creases in his pants are crisp and the coat and shirt perfectly aligned and centered as if positioned by an engineer. The man can dress for success. Another thing he can do extremely well is smile, even when a smile is completely out of place, he smiles perfectly as a good smile means you are in control, happy and nothing in your world is out of place and most of all, you can trust a man with a smile, well, unless the smile is completely out of place as when at the ceremony to mourn and honor those lost in the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher memorial march in Paris, France in January 2015. Everybody has an expected somber look as they honor and mourn those murdered in two horrific terror attacks and following shootout capturing two of the terrorists all of which stole twenty lives and wounded, many seriously, another nineteen individuals. Somber appearances were the norm of the day, well, except for the man who does not understand that Islamists murdering innocents and wounding a near equal number all in cold blood with them either at their job or shopping for food for the weekend is an evil event and not something the world is supposed to simply accept and expect as the price of being infidel.

 

The reality for Mahmoud Abbas is that he deals with Israel where the world has accepted the murder of Israelis daily by Muslim terrorists because they are merely Jews who should expect that they be murdered by anyone desiring to do so. That has been the truth throughout both Europe and the MENA states (Middle East and North Africa) because, after all, they are Jews whose definition is they are interlopers in other people’s lands and have been the target of every civilization for as long as anybody can remember and just because they were given their own nation, imagine that, a Jew nation, they still should expect that their situation could not have changed, they should continue to understand that nobody cares when they are murdered. But Abbas believes that what applied to the Jews in Israel or elsewhere should apply just as equally to French citizens who mocked Muhammad and those shopping in a Jew supermarket because they too are infidel making them justified targets. Abbas is so used to his terrorists being accepted in their actions when they murder Israelis, or as he sees all Israelis, Jews, because the world has decided that Jews, even in Israel, are simply Jews and thus can be murdered by whomever feels the urge and why should anybody care now just because this is in Israel instead of outside Champagne or Toledo or Stuttgart by Crusaders or Inquisitors or by the local Caliph in order to settle disruptions in his district as these were common practices for centuries, for as long as anybody was able to remember, why should now be different. He thinks Jew, Christian, whatever, all infidel and thus their lives are equal to the Jews he has always murdered with the world’s approval, or at least their looking away. Why should these twenty infidel be different and this is a parade and there are news cameras from the world over, this is the reason for Abbas for the gathering, to parade before the world’s media and cameras and this is the reason for one to smile as if all is well and happy. That is why Mahmoud Abbas looks like a harpy amongst normal people in the picture from that gathering to mourn the losses from the terror attack targeting Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher shown below.

 

Mahmoud Abbas smirking while at remembrance rally for Charlie Hebdo in Paris after terror slaughter of a dozen writers and cartoonists for the satirical magazine.

Mahmoud Abbas smirking while at remembrance rally for Charlie Hebdo in Paris after terror slaughter of a dozen writers and cartoonists for the satirical magazine.

 

When it comes to Israel and terrorism where Israel is the target, the truth is that normalcy takes a holiday. The world takes their historic position that it is only Jewish lives and thus completely understandable. This is true across the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and surprisingly also Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, Oceana and even more and more of North America where the United States and Canada had been the exceptions to this rule, but that is changing and not for the better. The initial changes are appearing as is usually the case, in academia and on the college and university campuses. This is made evident with the Israel Apartheid Week demonstrations, anti-Israel demonstrations, anti-Zionist speakers, and all kinds of attacks which start against Israel and then slowly have started to include Jews who are not sufficiently hostile against Israel, the Jewish State. If you find yourself saying the normative, “So what? They should oppose those crazy Zionists just like all good-thinking, progressive, liberal leftists,” then you have joined the silent anti-Semites, most of whom do not believe hating Israel and expecting Jews to join in that hate makes them anti-Semites. Well, here is the truth which you may not have stopped to reason through. Denying that the Jewish State should exist and only the Jewish State must meet overt demands and place itself in mortal danger and nowhere else, then you are an anti-Semite. Would you challenge an Indian student from Mumbai to protest against India’s war with Pakistan over who gets to control Kashmir? How about a Spanish student from Colorado, do they have to protest against Spain over the oppression of the Basque? Would you demand a Chinese student to protest China’s illegal conquest and occupation of Tibet? How about a Russian student because Russia occupies parts of Georgia; a Canadian for Canada’s oppression of the Inuit; a Turk for Turkey’s oppression of the Kurds; an Iranian for their oppression of the Kurds; an Iraqi for their oppression of the Kurds; a British subject for the British for their broken promises to the Jews, Kurds, Irish and countless others throughout their history of conquest and colonialism as well as the French, Spanish, Zulu, Mongols, Chinese, and Arabs for their conquests and colonialisms. If the initial concerns over Israeli evils seemed normative and all of these others simply brought forth more of a giggle than serious self-criticism, then you may be an irretrievable anti-Semite. Meanwhile, how about we take another look at Abbas when a camera occupies a near proximity, in the picture below.

 

Mahmoud Abbas as Almost Always Pictured

Mahmoud Abbas as Almost Always Pictured

 

There was more that Mahmoud Abbas had to say before his meetings with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and United States President Trump with Administration Officials and Abbas also will bring along his entourage of fellow advocates. His further encouraging comments to the media included, “There were many contacts and meetings, and we are continuing discussions for the success of the American and international efforts, and I have assured President Trump that we are ready for a peace deal. We are committed to a just, comprehensive and permanent peace with our Israeli neighbors based on international and United Nations resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative that would end the Israeli occupation of the territory of the State of Palestine occupied since 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, which we want to keep as an open city for the followers of the three monotheistic religions (Jordan made the same promise in exactly the same words right before closing the entirety of the Old City of Jerusalem to all religions other than Islam and proceeded to destroy every synagogue and every Jewish cemetery within the areas of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria they controlled).” Abbas continued speaking out against Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria with the warning that “continuation of settlement activities and expropriation of Palestinian land will lead to the one-state situation with an apartheid system.” But what does all this oft repeated gobbled-goop really mean in plain, easy to understand language, the kind of language that advocates of such terms deny because once the truth of their positions are known, they lose supporters because the truth comes out and their real intended end results become evident.

 

As we pointed out above, Jordan also made the promise that they would, we quote, “East Jerusalem as its capital, which we want to keep as an open city for the followers of the three monotheistic religions.” This is a bald faced deceit as they have no intention of doing so. Just as Jordan stated this claiming, honestly, that the Quran demands that they treat the other two Abrahamic religions with respect and would honor their traditional relation and requirements to their holy sites in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. What the Palestinians mean, just as the Jordanians before them, is that every last religious holy site of the other two Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Christianity, are actually Islamic holy sites and will be named as such. Just as Mahmoud Abbas has sworn to protect their holy sites on the Temple Mount (known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif or in Arabic it is الحرم الشريف‎‎) from the Jews listing the Dome of the Rock, the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as all as being Islamic holy sites. The video below depicts exactly how Mahmoud Abbas plans on permitting Jews to ever visit the Temple Mount and with his claim of the reason for the Christians to visit as being claimed by Islam, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which should whisper loudly exactly the view and lack of respect that Abbas and his fellow Palestinians have for other religions and people.

 

 

Another video from this timeframe depicts the story of what was actually occurring and was behind the violence and led to these claims by Abbas which were actually a bravo and carry on as we love you and you will be rewarded by Allah, the Islamic deity. The following video also gives further evidence of the wonderful Israeli peace partner which the world claims would not have snow melt in his mouth. Of course they deny that he ever speaks with flames stoking violence using that same mouth as that would make a mockery of the “peace process” and the blame Israel and always Israel meme. Another thing you might want to notice, Mahmoud Abbas does not smile anywhere near as he does when meeting with Western leaders or standing before their cameras, but talking to his people he is expressive and in a completely different manner than most are used to seeing when there are news reports in America, Canada, Europe or virtually anywhere outside his own people. This is a sign to the Palestinian people, when he is smiling he is speaking lies while when he is speaking truthfully, his emotions show through. It is very easy to understand, smiling equals with telling lies while changing expressions usually means speaking the truth. Here is the news report from what many will tell you is a biased news service, the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN). Perhaps that is considered to be biased because they speak truths nobody wants to admit, you decide.

 

 

Let’s take a look at another person who you might initially not believe would support Israel. The following is about a Canadian human rights activist born in Samaria and raised in Saudi Arabia. Sandra Solomon has received death threats for her work against the spread of radical Islam in Canada and her pro-Israel message. “I am Palestinian, but I stand with Israel,” Solomon said at the counter-demonstration. “We are the Arabs. We occupy the land of the Jews. This (is) Jewish land. It’s going to be there for ever and ever. I used to be a Muslim. They taught me to hate Israel and the Jewish people. There is no Palestine. It’s a lie. They are using Palestine just to kill the Jewish people. Just to hate the Jews. They teach me to ‘purify al-Aqsa mosque from the filthy Jews’. Palestinians are liars.”

 

How about some of what a Bedouin raised in the village of Kabiya, named after his family. His name is Muhammad Kabiya, the last name not much of a surprise, but he is a recently demobilized IDF soldier and has decided to join the fight on behalf of Israel and to do so outside of Israel starting in the United States and Canada. With any fortune, he will have sufficient success and feel a sense of accomplishment and continue on to the more difficult challenge of Europe, we would love to find that Europe is not a lost cause. He had the following to say to Israel Channel 10, “People don’t know anything about what goes on here. I’m defending the image of the state that they are trying to destroy. When I arrived for an address, ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ had just started. I confronted Jewish students who claimed that Zionism is racism. I told them that they should be embarrassed. I, Muhammad, an Israeli-Arab, was the one who needed to go out and confront anti-Israel Jews. It drove them nuts.”
“On the first day (of the speaking tour) a Jewish student gave me a flyer for an address which claimed ‘Zionism is racism’,” said Kabiya. “I told him ‘you should be ashamed of yourself’, you don’t need to be working with groups whose goal is to spread hatred and lies against the State of Israel, against your state, the state of the Jews – and I’m telling you that as an Israeli Arab.”

 

Bedouin soldier turned Israel advocate Muhammad Kabiya (Courtesy of Muhammad Kabiya and Arutz Sheva)

Bedouin soldier turned Israel advocate Muhammad Kabiya
(Courtesy of Muhammad Kabiya and Arutz Sheva)

 

There is more Muhammad Kabiya had to say which can be read here, along with the entirety from Sandra Solomon, our Canadian human rights activist born in Samaria and raised in Saudi Arabia. More information on Sandra Solomon and her efforts can be read here. This tells of her efforts during the recent AIPAC Convention in Washington D.C. recently.

 

Probably the most important things one need remember from this article are the people who defend Israel will sometimes amaze you. In this article alone we have an Arab Bedouin who resides in Israel in his family’s hometown, a hometown named after his family itself and a community which fought with the Israelis during the 1948 war where the surrounding six Arab nations, including a division of Bedouins as part of the Jordanian Army, invaded with the intent of slaughtering every single Jew, and his family history includes a dedication to the State of Israel which would be extremely admirable of any family in Israel. We also had a former Muslim who was born in Samaria and raised in Saudi Arabia who as a Palestinian admits that there is no such entity as a Palestinian and that the claimed existence that there once was a Palestinian nation is a lie and is used in order to murder Jews and deny Israeli existence. The one other item to remember is that Mahmoud Abbas smiles when he lies and actually shows a variety of emotions when speaking truthfully to his people. Abbas adds to the incitement and advocates violence against Israelis, Jews in particular. Further, try and remember that picture of Abbas from the beginning of the memorial procession for Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher in Paris, France and how he muscled himself to the front despite not being granted such a place such that he would be right in front of the cameras. He targeted and attained a relatively central location and despite being amongst a sea of somber faces on people seriously considering the reason they had gathered while Mahmoud Abbas had a completely separate reason for his attendance which had absolutely nothing to do with honoring the deceased people from two heinous terror attacks, he was there to show he is an upbeat and amiable person who one can trust and like and that he should be accepted as an honest and decent person. This is what a smile would normally mean; here is an honest and friendly person. In this instance, that harpy-like smirk, that leering grin is completely wrong and insulting to the people whose lives were snuffed-out by Islamist terror violence and another nineteen seriously injured stating that my image and need to be seen smiling no matter the reality around me is the most important thing in the world. I must be seen smiling in front of Western cameras trumps the memory of those murdered violently and is more important that the recovery of the near twenty people hospitalized, some bordering on death and one who did succumb in the next couple of days, but Abbas smiles on as there are cameras recording him, Western cameras.

 

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May 1, 2016

Trump and Policies Simply a Train Wreck

 

Donald Trump gave his version of a foreign policy speech and we did not need even the transcript to be able to predict how it went. Before the Trump supporters start screaming and sending less than happy e-mails, Trump is still slightly preferable than either Democrat choice but only by the slimmest of margins and would be almost as amusing to cover than would Bernie Sanders. That out of the way, perhaps now we can discuss why Trump’s many and conflicting policy positions might be a good thing. First and foremost they show flexibility. Not many candidates can be so far afield so as to be on both sides of so many crucial issues. This allows the Donald to place a finger in the wind and change with the breezes. It also allows him to take advice from those who actually have a clue and read the teleprompter while still sounding bombastic to the frustrations and joys of the media. Donald’s problem is he is the best news possible to those that hate him and the worst possible candidate to those who actually support him. The real difficulty for both is to cobble together a core set of beliefs and mold a coherent set of policies to call them Trump. Instead, they should just revel in whatever one wishes to believe. Trump trumps the competition because somewhere in his policy statements, as varied as such may be, are those magic lines which each supporter can cling to like a life vest on the Titanic as his next sentence will be throwing you overboard as he crashes headlong into the iceberg everyone else saw coming.

 

So, if of the choices left of Trump, Hillary and a complete unknown have one leaning towards the Donald, what is it they can say and support about his policies? That actually may be easier than most think and still remain completely truthful. Donald Trump does not sound like he has any policies other than slogans and his unbounded love of self is actually a complete coverage of his current policy positions. Trump supports Trump as a policy and that may be the best of all possible positions as that is one he can really get behind. With Trump as Trump’s policy he can with certainty claim he supports such a policy wholeheartedly. Trump is the perfect answer to any and every question concerning policies and positions as Trump is the position nobody can argue against. What about immigration, he support’s Trump. Foreign policy, Trumps the game. The Economy, he’s wealthy, did you know that? And on taxes, he avoids them because that is Trump. Where does he stand on the Middle East, right here where he is standing at any moment, be it New York, Los Angeles or somewhere in between, let’s call it Kansas City. Hey, Trump’s the man and we all should realize that by now as he has told us so a thousand times just last week, or was that just yesterday, it is hard to keep track of the number of times Trump has touted the Donald as the answer to any question. That is what is so appealing about the man; he is his own best answer.

 

There is always a Steppenwolf song which describes most any situation and Hippo Stomp describes Trump. The particular refrain goes something like,

“If I should go astray and say “I lost my way”
Nobody would know me
But if I don’t believe I can and still say “Hear my plan”
Somebody would follow just because it’s free!

That is Donald as is the remainder of the song,

 

“If I should go astray and say “I lost my way”
Nobody would know me
But if I don’t believe I can and still say “Hear my plan”
Somebody would follow just because it’s free!

We’re all Hippos, rollin’ down the river
Sometimes we can’t touch the ground
Like Hippos slidin’ in the water
Somehow we’re stompin’ around

Now you can see me lyin’ down in my swamp
Any time I feel disgusted
You’ll see me do the hippo stomp
Hey, hey, you can try it when you’re feelin’ blue

If you should go astray and say “I lost my way”
Nobody will know you
But if you don’t believe you can and still say “I’m your man”
Somebody will follow just because it’s free

We’re all Hippos rollin’ down the river
Sometimes we can’t touch the ground
Like Hippos slidin’ in the water
Somehow we’re stompin’ around

You stop and watch me
While you’re out on your midnite romp
And I can feel the silent question
What the heck is the Hippo Stomp?

Let me answer you and let me tell ya true
Just how I feel when I’m down
Sometimes I wonder you’ll see me stumblin’ around
But you just point and stare

Come on, let me hear you
Somewhere there’s a voice down inside
And when you find it let it teach you
How to ask the question ‘Why’

Just because we live together, we don’t have to like each other
So please don’t fall asleep on me again
Nobody, nobody, nobody knows for sure
You just might never wake up from the dream

Hey, speak up, let me hear you, yeah
Let me show you ’round the reservation
I know my way around these parts, I’ve lived here long enough
Now you can have a taste, an indication of things and times to come

If you should go astray and say “I lost my way”
Nobody will know you
But if you don’t believe you can and still say “I’m your man”
Somebody will follow just because it’s free

Early in the morning, late at night
Somebody seems to know just how this thing work’s right
‘Cause every time I come around the corner
Somebody’s looking out my door
He’s been snoopin’ like a hound
I’ll grab his neck and shake him on down

We’re all Hippos rollin’ down the river
Sometimes we can’t touch the ground
Like Hippos, slidin’ in the water
Somehow we’re stompin’ around

We’re all Hippos rollin’ down the river
Sometimes we can’t touch the ground
Like Hippos, slidin’ in the water
Somehow we’re stompin’ around

We’re all Hippos rollin’ down the river
Sometimes we can’t touch the ground
Like Hippos, slidin’ in the water
Somehow we’re stompin’ around

I guess what we’re saying is when anybody asks you what you think Donald Trump’s answer or position is on any subject, you can simply answer, “His position is trumps (Trump’s) and as far as that goes, it’s the Hippo Stomp, man, the Hippo Stomp.” That will leave them scratching their heads and they’ll likely never ask you to explain a Trump position ever again and you can wear your Trump is trump button in peace. Granted, you will need to repeat this a lot, but only once per questioner, we promise. It explains Trump perfectly and is almost as straight forward, honest, forthright and as easy to understand as it is to discern actual policies from what Donald Trump states from one time to the next, which often comes as the next sentence, when queried on any subject. The only thing that we have found as a consistent theme from Donald is that Donald Trump is the answer we have been seeking. If that sounds eerily familiar, it should. There will be two main differences between a Trump Presidency and the Obama Presidency, advisors. President Obama honestly does believe he is always the smartest person-hood in the room and no other person matters quite as much. That is not to say he does not listen to those advisors closest to him, it is to say that his advisors share his wide visions just as ardently as does he and they are in complete agreement. Donald Trump, on the other hand, knows he knows little but also knows admitting such is poison to politicians and that he must tout himself as the smartest person in the room and hopefully he is finished goring other people’s hogs and will simply push Trump is trumps as the answer. The difference is Trump will be depending on those he places in positions around him for honest assessments and expertise and they will be setting the policy providing one thing, that they can explain it such that Trump understands the who, what, where, why and how of the position as then he can adopt it as his.

 

Odd as it will sound to many a Reagan enthusiast, that was mostly Ronald Reagan’s key to his success and had been the key to every successful President with very few exceptions. Nobody, outside a few egos around here, knows sufficient about almost everything to be able to be President and make it work. A good leader knows how to delegate, to whom to delegate and how to get the best possible people for every position. This does not mean you choose people with whom you know you will have difficulty agreeing, you choose at least three or four and no more than a half dozen people who care and are capable of taking the opposite side and playing devil’s advocate, or actually are the devil in the details, and then be capable of preparing you to take a position and defend it against all challenges. The secret is the team as a whole being more than just its individual parts. That is what one desires to keep them informed and on an even keel, or at least not capsizing constantly. Donald Trump has been all over the place on policies because he is avoiding being pinned to a particular position with a few core exceptions which are really as he believes. If Trump has been consistent on his position and not taken opposing views, and there have been a few more than those we have noted, then those are his core and his advisors will have a ‘huge’ (pronounced ‘Yuuchge’) job changing his position as they will need to both prove him wrong and then prove themselves right before he will budge.

 

Now these positions do not mean he knows how he will actually make actual policy out of his position and that is where his advisors will have their work cut out for them as he will insist that those items be executed faithfully. The Donald will also have a standing order that nobody correct him publically and instead allow him to disagree and correct himself as only he can and otherwise back him and make him look ‘Good,’ very good. The real Donald will become known by the people he chooses for his Cabinet and other advisors. Probably the most important advisors he will choose will be his foreign policy chief, his defense advisor and once he gets to it, the General he appoints as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Generals who will serve under that person as these will be the tactical advisors responsible for executing and advising on all things military as well as providing additional information on which foreign policies will rest. These Generals will likely be chosen in close concert with the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State, two people who will be indispensable for the success of Trump as President. Until these people are in place and the new civilians have been briefed on the realities in the world, the threats, promises, promises of threats, threatening promises, adversaries and whether each is sane, rational, irrational, insane, predictable, or a loose cannon, then all intended policies can be adjusted to fit the reality and everything can proceed forward from there. Examples, Russia’s Putin is sane, cold, calculating and fairly conservative and very risk adverse and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is irrational, irreverent, dangerously unstable, unpredictable and possibly the greatest threat to pop up at the worst possible moment and finally the leadership of Iran is a group of religious fanatics led by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei (سید علی خامنه‌ای) who are calculating, unpredictable, self-serving, fanatical, supremacist and believe themselves directly guided by Allah and as such infallible.

 

Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, Sayyed Ali Khamenei

Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, Sayyed Ali Khamenei

 

Of the three, Putin is the least dangerous and should be kept in regular communication such that he feels confident he will not be double crossed or ignored in those things he has a vested interest. The next least dangerous is probably Kim Jong Un as his resources are limited and he has desperate problems at home as his people are literally starving which does not bode well for extravagance, which is unfortunately how Kim Jong Un lives and this could eventually lead to a revolt especially as he has proven to be capable of turning even against his own family at the drop of a hat. The Iranians are likely the largest threat as they very likely already have nuclear weapons and are adding to their numbers as quickly as they can assemble additional and more powerful warheads. Their nuclear arsenal will likely soon outstrip those of the United States European allies and soon surpass Israel’s undeclared weapons and Iran is very likely to use their nuclear weapons as a first strike option and not as a deterrence and nuclear security weapon allowing their freedom of action unencumbered allowing them complete hegemony in the Middle East.

 

Iran has a discernible intent to want to supplant Saudi Arabia as leader of the Arab world despite they’re not being Arabs themselves and to then move to lead the entirety of the Muslim world converting all under their thumb to Shia Islam placing the Shiites over and above the Sunni who have held the predominant position in Islam since the split between the two main sects between the years 630AD and 650AD. After unifying all of Islam the Iranians will then proceed to unifying the world under the rule of Islam and eventually forcing all to convert or face the sword of Allah. Their war to convert and conquer the world may not wait until all of Islam has been mastered and converted to the Shiite banner, though the lion’s share of that will be required to facilitate the final conflict. This conflict can be initiated in the most violent and broad a front as imaginable and very easily could have the general use of nuclear weapons to decapitate the leadership of the strongest of forces which would stand in opposition. In the time leading up to such and in parallel to the conquest of all Islam, there will be measures taken to subjugate and take steps to assume power throughout as much of the world as possible using infiltration, much as Europe is currently facing.

 

Iran will be one of the main, if not the main, challenges for the foreseeable future and the most dangerous. They will also offer the greatest of opportunities to ally forces which currently appear to be in conflict even if mostly through economics (China) or through spreading influence (Russia and Iran). Whoever the Americans choose to be their next President, once again the biggest and most crucial threats and challenges will be in foreign policy. This was true during President Obama’s terms and he fell dreadfully short as many, ourselves included, feared he was destined to do. The world is that much more dire a situation as President Obama strengthened the most dangerous of regimes directly and did little if anything to discourage the rest of the threats allowing all threats to the Western World and culture to fester and grow more threatening. It may come to pass that history will lay the subjugation of Europe to Islam as directly attributable to President Obama and his petty policies executed apparently to spite the United States for perceived sins, some real and others imaginary. The reestablishing of the United States a predominantly a forced for good and an empowering ally more than a domineering imposition will be the greatest challenge going forward. It will be in this theater by which Presidents will be rated by history going forward as it has been since President Truman first chose to actually save the lives of countless Japanese military and civilians as well as probably approaching a million or two American and allied servicemen which would have been lost if Japan would have needed to be invaded on her home islands not to mention the strong likelihood that the Russians would have helped themselves to the Japanese northern most island. There has been temptations by revisionist historians to paint the use of the atom bombs by Truman as the greatest war crime ever perpetrated, but in reality it saved millions of lives as the Japanese would have fought to the last individual had the Emperor and military commanders not been shown the impossibility of their position.

 

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