Beyond the Cusp

October 14, 2013

Abbas Begging Using Same Worn Out Ruse

Palestinian President and Palestinian Authority Chairman and Leader of Fatah and the PLO Mahmoud Abbas spoke to the media this week claiming that the Palestinian Authority may not have sufficient funds to pay their employees in November because Israel still exists and as long as Israel exists the Palestinian Authority will not be able to run anything resembling a normal society unless the entire world stops everything and sends them money. Of course they will have the funds to pay the highest paid group of individuals on their payroll who are rewarded with salaries approaching ten times that of the Palestinian Security Forces or any average wage-earner on the Palestinian Authority payroll, these people of such spectacular accomplishments deserving such riches are, of course, the terrorists who have been convicted and are serving in Israeli prisons and the families of those terrorists who sacrificed themselves to murder Israelis, preferably Jews, either by suicide mission or falling when they chose to fight rather than surrender to the IDF when they came to arrest those suspected of committing acts of terror. Of course that dirty little secret is just one more item known by those in power in the West but never brought up as doing so would cast the Palestinian Authority in a bad light with much of it reflecting on Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the sole peace partner that world insists the Israelis must placate if Israel is to be a respected member of the universal society. That is the same Mahmoud Abbas who played a critical role that included but was not limited to arranging the financing and logistics for the Munich Olympic Massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany where eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually murdered in cold blood.


Of course there will be those who will rush to defend Mahmoud Abbas claiming that he was not fully aware for what the funds were to be utilized and he has reformed and has adopted secular ways and seeks peace and wears a western style suit unlike that terrorist Yasser Arafat and the world should be glad to have a man of peace such as Abbas working so diligently to make peace with the unrepentant Israelis. I really hate to put a stain upon the legacy which has been built around Abbas full of lies, deceptions and misrepresentations but Mahmoud Abbas is the same man today that he was in 1964 when he was one of the cofounders standing with Yasser Arafat at the Arab League summit in Cairo. Mahmoud Abbas aided and abetted terrorism from day one of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. In 1964 there had not been any Six Day War from which Israel liberated the lands of Gaza, Judea, Binyamin, and Samaria which was fought in June of 1967 thus the PLO was not founded to reclaim any lands that were contested or occupied by Israel other than the Land of Israel inside the Green Line, the 1949 Armistice Lines which the Arab League refused to recognize as constituting a border of any kind and upon Arab League insistence were declared an Armistice Line never to be intended or applied as a border as to do so would mean the recognition of the Jewish State, the one thing that the Arab League and subsequently the PLO and the Palestinian Authority can never allow to be made official, a border between any Arab entity, nation, protectorate, or anything and Israel. The PLO, which is the progenitor of the Palestinian Authority, was founded and its Charter still states its purpose as the replacement and eradication of Israel and the liberation of all of Palestine which includes all the lands of the British Mandate. This is the minimal position which Mahmoud Abbas claims is just and the end to which Israel must dedicate itself so as to fulfill the rights if Islam to retain for eternity the lands once conquered by Islam.


So, Mahmoud Abbas is once again blaming Israel for the graft, corruption, misappropriation of funds, theft, and out and out lining of the pockets and Swiss bank accounts of Palestinian leadership as well as the use of major amounts of funding for the purchase of weapons, explosives, and other requirements of the terrorists which are used in assaults on Israelis such as the shooting of nine-years-young girl named Noam Glick in her neck whilst she played in her own yard in community of Psagot, just north of Jerusalem, by a Palestinian terrorist who immediately fled the scene. The young lady survived and we thank G0d for his granting that miracle and give out due appreciation to all who played a part in her miraculous lifesaving treatments. The IDF continues to investigate this horrific, brutal, uncivilized and barbaric attack, where evidence has led to two brothers from the Palestinian Authority town of Kfar el-Bireh who have reportedly been arrested as suspects. The fact that a crime this horrific was actually planned and executed says more about the debasement of societal norms within the Palestinian Authority autonomous areas and the effects on the minds of the youth, in particular of the combined indoctrinations with the systematically honoring terrorist murderers by exalting their deeds and revering the names of those who committed the most heinous acts of terror spreading the most harm, death and carnage leading to blinding hatred for Israel and the Jewish people. This brainwashing includes using school lessons, reading material, and teacher lessons; media including cartoons aimed at the youngest, music videos for preteens, teens and young adults, movies, television regular programming and specially made productions; murals on walls throughout Palestinian Authority security zones; naming of soccer teams, tournaments, fields, playgrounds, parks, streets, and holiday style events with parades dedicated to deceased terror masters who died murdering many, many innocent civilians often including young children, even infants, the elderly, and everyone in-between. This is where the salaries go and one of the costs that European and American funding is used for and nobody cares to even ask for an accounting when Abbas asks for more billions if not trillions of dollars and Euros.


So, Abbas has signaled that the voracious appetite needs to devour more funds from the Western nations because Israel has stolen or prevented the earning of sufficient funding to pay the Palestinian Authority salaries. Abbas never mentions that the Israelis provide virtually all of the electricity used by the citizens of the Palestinian Authority for which Israel has never received payment. Yes, the world insists that Israel must never resort to cutting off the power every time that such is threatened as to force the Palestinians to pay for their electricity would be asking too much of the poor dears, so we know that it is not to pay the electric bill that Abbas needs more funds. The same pretty much goes for the water system which Israel services and keeps the water flowing, for free of course. And as an added bonus, when there is a problem and the system requires servicing the Israeli power, water and other utility workers need to arrange IDF escort otherwise they are not likely to return and the required service work would not be performed. One might think that logically the Palestinians would at least wait until the repair work were completed before attempting to murder the Israeli service personnel, but that apparently requires deeper thought than we should expect. Abbas will demand his money, maybe even grace us with a trip to New York to beg before the United Nations, one must wonder where the money for the trip sprang from. There will be a great gnashing of teeth in Europe as they seek high and low to find the funds for Mahmoud Abbas but still many of these same nations are begging for money to save their ailing economies. President Obama will likely find a way around the Congress just as he did last time when Congress refused the funds and President Obama just sent the funding anyways totally ignoring Congress. What, you think that by doing such an act President Obama had ignored the Constitution and the will of the Congress and could have been charged with a crime or made to at least answer some pointed questions. Obviously you have mistaken the United States Congress for something with at least cartilage for a spine if not actual bone vertebras.


Beyond the Cusp


August 5, 2013

Who are Driving the Peace Process?

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What was made obvious by the years of no progress and no meetings between the Palestinians and the Israelis in order to further the peace process, as it is euphuistically called, is that the two sides had exhausted all avenues and concurrently decided not to further the insanity wasting time and resources in fruitless pursuit of an unattainable agreement. What is obvious to all of the world is not always what is pursued by politicians who, despite their comments to the contrary, are just as aware of the futility of actions which they pursue despite all reason. The reason behind these actions are usually two-fold; first they do not end up on the receiving end of the consequences and second they are able to claim they are pursuing some noble quest seeking to accomplish that which every previous attempt had failed to resolve or accomplish anything measurable but they assure that they are different and have the previously attempted and true answer. Their real motivation is the shining prize of great accomplishment that shines all the brighter against the background of all the previous failures and, in the case of the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process, the nice shiny Nobel Peace Prize which just happens to come with a rather sizeable monetary reward as the cherry on top. One further point that makes attempts at this prize even more tenable is that one does not even need to actually accomplish anything as long as they are able to hold a signing ceremony as was the sole accomplishment with the Oslo Accords which resulted in Nobel Peace Prizes for both Simon Peres and Yasser Arafat.


So, who are the contestants in this round of repair the irreparable Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process? This time around the politicians contending for the golden ring are United States President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry. What makes this all the more despairing is that their method is the same old tried and futile path of forcing concessions from the Israelis while simply begging the Palestinians for any crumbs while promising to force Israel to give the Palestinians whatever they demand in return for favoring the third party with something they can wear as a cloak of great accomplishment. The problem is that the more one observes these expeditions into fruitlessness are that the Palestinians deal duplicitously not solely with the Israelis but with those third parties who imprudently entered the minefield of broken promises.


It becomes obvious at some point that the Palestinian enter into these numerous attempts throughout history with three specific aspirations they wish to attain, most important they wish to draw as many and as critical concessions from the Israelis as possible, exiting the negotiations at sufficiently early a stage so as to assure there have been no concessions required from themselves, and final to leave the negotiations at such a time and place as to maximize the insult to both the Israelis and whatever third party so foolishly initiated the entire process. Under Yasser Arafat the Palestinians had mastered this ploy and this is another accomplishment of which Yasser Arafat was a true master just as he was the father of modern terrorism. Since his demise the Palestinian leadership fell to Arafat’s second in command, Mahmoud Abbas who is a far cry from the original. This has been made even more evident in the most recent attempts at furthering the peace process in that the Palestinians under Abbas walk away from negotiations at the very start. In all manner of deceitful negotiating the current Palestinian leadership appears to lack the finesse and delicacy required to maximize concessions while continuing negotiations right up to the point where they themselves must make a concession. This would normally be a blessing as this deficiency minimizes the damage these negotiations should produce.


What negates the aforementioned blessing is that the protagonists in these negotiations, President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, have absolutely no regard and even a possible undisclosed desire to maximize the concessions forced from the Israelis even to the point of causing irreparable damage to the Israeli people. This was first made evident as far as President Obama is concerned when almost out of the chute in his first term President Obama demanded the Israelis apply a formerly unheard building freeze on all Israeli properties, towns, and settlements in the lands acquired during the Six Day War when the Jordanians joined the conflict and lost the areas west of the Jordan River. This action by President Obama broke all existing limits on how far any third party would go in order to attain the cooperation of the Palestinians. Never before had anybody in their initial attempt at forging some amount of reconciliation between the Palestinians and Israelis taken the liberty to actually demand an Israeli concession as their introduction into the process. Such an initiative showed a complete and utter disregard for the Israelis positions and may also have been an indication of insults to come. When one also figures in that the very first foreign leader called from the Oval Office after the Inauguration by President Obama was to none other than Chairman of the PLO and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as well as the insults in appearances shown Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when in his first visits to the White House in Washington DC as he was made to enter and leave meetings with the President by entrances other than the main entrance, an insult not foisted even on enemy heads of states which are antagonists of the United States as well as President Obama leaving in the middle of negotiations with the Israeli leader in order to have dinner with his family and doing so rather abruptly with instructions Prime Minister Netanyahu and his staff should take the time and reconsider their positions and attitudes and if they decided to amend their ways they should tell some functionary who would relay their acquiescence to the President’s demands.


Secretary of State Kerry, while not having an obvious record of anti-Israeli positions, has shown distaste for Prime Minister Netanyahu if only due to their differences in political outlook. The one act thus far which might tend to make one suspicious of Secretary Kerry’s opinion of the Israelis was his decision to appoint Martin Indyk as the mediator for the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. Mr. Indyk was one of the politicians in the United States who as a former Ambassador to Israel was approached for his opinion on the Israeli disengagement from Gaza to which he claimed it showed great promise to lead to a full Palestinian state with new and friendlier leadership and a lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This was the same disengagement that eventually led to Hamas taking over the Gaza in a violent coup and afterwards raining rockets onto Israeli towns, kibbutzim and farms neighboring Gaza. This was also the same disengagement which drove Netanyahu to resign from his Ministership position in Prime Minister Sharon’s Cabinet. Further, Mr. Indyk at the inception of these negotiations was a member of the board of the New Israel Fund, an extreme left, pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel NGO which draws its monetary support almost exclusively (records show near or over 80% funding) from the European Union, European individual governments, George Soros, Arab Governments and other extreme leftist anti-Israel NGOs. Put all of these pieces of evidence together and you have an accurate picture of a situation designed to maximize damage to Israel in the pursuit of false praises from extreme leftist interests and the Arab world. The one hope for Israel in these times and under these conditions including enemies whose hearts are hardened is for the L0rd to soften their minds such that they become unable to exercise rational thought and thus become incapable of taking full advantage of the opportunities which have potential to destroy the Jewish State.


Beyond the Cusp


July 31, 2013

Obamacare and the Slippery Slope

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), aka Obamacare, was first passed it was Democrats against the Republicans and passed purely by the Democrat unstoppable majorities. The Democrats had a large majority in the House of Representatives and a filibuster proof sixty vote majority in the Senate. This was used by many in the Republican Party as their campaign cry which blew them through the midterm elections allowing them to take the House of Representatives and ended the Democrat domination in the Senate. The call was that the Republican politicians were going to kill Obamacare by hook or by crook. Well, here we are after another Presidential election and approaching another midterm election and Obamacare is rumbling towards the people unabated. Even with President Obama overstepping his constitutional limitations granting exemptions to preferred friends, large campaign contributors, unions, and other friendly entities and just recently granting a one year reprieve for employers from the Employer Mandate requirements, he has already proven there is no limits to what he will do, legal or not, to fulfill his dream of Government mandated healthcare. After losing the Presidential elections and only controlling the House of Representatives, the Republicans have come up with a different way to prevent Obamacare being inflicted upon the American populace, either by depriving funding by omitting it from any budget or from any continuing resolutions or if they are unable to pass a budget which specifically excludes any funding for Obamacare, then shutting down the government until such an agreement can be forced through the obstinate Democrat majority Senate.


But there are problems developing in the Republican ranks as many recall the Gingrich government shutdown that reflected poorly on the Republicans as President Clinton used it to berate the Republicans and demonize them. What makes matters even more complicated is that there is another faction within the Republican Party who believes the best way to put Obamacare in its grave and make any future ideas for the Federal Government to enter the healthcare industry bring back memories of the worst blundering fiasco ever produced by mankind is to allow it to be implemented and fail. Their obtuse plan is to allow Obamacare to proceed to implementation as it stands and allow it to collapse, implode, fly completely out of control or catastrophically fail as an example of government gone horribly wrong. So, which would be the best route to address the monstrous, government expanding, cataclysmic program; prevent its release on the American public or allow it to be inflicted upon the American public and allow it to flail as it displays the worst side possible of government gone wrong. With the health exchanges scheduled to be deployed this October 1 and the remainder of Obamacare rolling out at the start of the New Year, any actions to prevent the actual attempt to implement Obamacare needs to start immediately after the August recess at the very latest.


The very first step requires the Republican Party to decide on which way they want to address Obamacare from the options they are currently considering. The Republicans cannot afford to be split with separate factions going in one direction while others are off in another direction. This is especially pertinent when you consider that some decide that the best plan would be to prevent Obamacare by any means necessary while others want to allow it to be implemented and utterly fail. These two plans are about as incompatible as possible. The Republican leadership has a proven track record of being absolutely unable to solidify the rank and file behind a singular approach. This means that the only thing that can herd the Republicans into an organized group behind a singular approach is by the American people speaking up loudly and making their desires heard. This means that the 9/12 groups, the Tea Party groups and the individual precinct captains all get out, organize and make some noise. It might also be advisable for the leaderships of these separate groups to get together and get behind a singular mode of attack. Of course such efforts are only necessary if the desired end is to prevent Obamacare from being deployed as if anyone simply agrees with the let it loose to fail away, then there is no need to do anything as that is the default position which will happen without any interference. But to stop the disaster before it is loosed there is plenty of work to be accomplished and not much time in which to implement the plans. But there is one more group that needs to join with the Republicans if Obamacare is to be prevented from destroying the United States, those Democrats who also love their country and know that this monstrosity will bring down the United States just the same as government provided centralized healthcare eventually bankrupted much of Europe. If the people do not stand and make sure they are counted now, then they will have no honest right to complain once Obamacare has been implemented. And for those who are claiming that they have decided to let it fail gloriously and use it as an object lesson, name one failed Federal Government program that upon failure was not simply propped up by throwing more and more money at it? Face the truth, the Federal Government never admits they failed, they simply bellow out their call of last resort, “It just hasn’t been sufficiently funded, throw more money at it and it will work, you’ll see.”


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