Beyond the Cusp

March 5, 2019

Why the Worldly Pressure for Israel to Recognize Palestinian Governance

 

We are about to witness the way in which the world’s leftists cannot help themselves from meddling in anti-Israeli propaganda going into the Israeli elections. They are unable to report directly on the actual statements and campaign rhetoric without making interpretive alterations to fit their agenda. So, perhaps the most helpful disclosure would be to define the end goals of these left wing media outlets in Israel and across the Western World. Their most obvious of goals is to get their fellow travelers from the left in Israel into the Knesset in sufficient numbers that they get to form the ruling coalition. Barring success at this, they at least want to injure the right wing, nationalist, Zionist and especially religious parties from being capable of forming a coalition. To them, no government and another election cycle is preferable to any government which is not leaning strongly to the left. Their secondary goal is to force Bibi Netanyahu from his position as leader of the Likud Party thus preventing him from heading the Likud list preventing his returning as the Israeli Prime Minister. The final aim is to have Israel repeat the Gaza disengagement only this time giving away all of the regions liberated from Jordanian occupation during the Six Day War in the first weeks of June 1967.

 

The initial and most obvious aims can all be covered together while the final target will take being handled by itself as it is both more complicated and of vital importance. If, while reading about the Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and his presumed intentions for bringing an indictment against Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu you felt like you were reading old news, you were correct (we avoid saying ‘you were right’ as some take that as a political statement which they may see as an insult). These are old charges which were aired in the lead up to a possible indictment of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu right before the last elections and they had a short run when it appeared that elections were going to be forced about a year or so ago. These charges arise from investigations going back numerous years and there is nothing new except that currently there are fewer charges and investigations than there were in the lead to the last elections. What happened to bring some of these charges to a close? Well, the investigations went bust as you can only chase leads to an un-crime for so long before somebody is found and actually charged and tried or you run out of excuses other than we might bag Bibi given sufficient time to dig beyond all normal behavior. The supposed kickbacks which were to have lined Bibi’s pockets were actually lining other people of lesser stature such as, if we remember correctly, a government lawyer who assisted in finalizing the deal, a German attached to the company who was tasked with manufacturing the submarines for Israel and one or two other functionaries. Most pled guilty or, who cares, it did not bag Bibi so the media let it drop like a ten-ton-weight. Last election there were anywhere from six to eight different scenarios under which Bibi would be charged, tried and never sit in the Prime Minister’s residence again. Now there are three of four charges left and they are just as ridiculous as they were last time, but these definitely include Bibi, thus they are of vital importance as this time they got him.

 

Let’s take a cursory look at what exactly are the goods that they have on Prime Minister Netanyahu. He presumably pressed for legislation favorable to a specific newspaper targeting it to force them to charge for its distribution to the public rather than being a free newspaper which has all of the cost for salaries, printing and everything else completely not covered by advertising is absorbed and covered by Sheldon Adelson. Mr. Adelson is a quite wealth American casino owner and once a strong supporter of Bibi Netanyahu and always supportive of Israeli Zionist and nationalist causes. The legislation targeting Yisroel Hayom (Israel Today) newspaper was placed for consideration by one of the Ministers of the Knesset. Wait, so Bibi did not present this legislation? Nope, a member of the opposition placed the legislation to favor a “mainstream” (read strongly left leaning) newspaper by removing its main rival from the market. So it was not even introduced by a member of Likud or even the ruling coalition? Then how does one link this to the Prime Minister. Well, he shared lunch with the owner of the other newspaper and thus he just had to be behind the entire boondoggle. And it was obvious as Bibi was promised favorable coverage in their reporting for his efforts. Wait, the newspaper in question has dragged Bibi over the coals repeatedly and there has been little if any change in their opposition to everything Bibi. So, according to a simple reading of the newspaper in question reveals their adversarial coverage of the Prime Minister, thus it is obvious that he made some deal for favorable coverage. If that last sentence made absolutely any sense beyond there is no there, there, then please fill us in on what we missed. There is another claim where Bibi used some luring offer for better coverage by another news source which has never let up on dragging the Prime Minister through the mud.

 

There is another charge which does not include newspapers and instead granting special access via, you guessed it, favorable legislation and handling of the business of some billionaire who, gasp, gave the Prime Minister some expensive (read smokeable) cigars, expensive (read tasty) champagne and gave Sarah Netanyahu (Bibi’s wife) some pieces of expensive (read not costume) jewelry. These “gifts” were handed over during this billionaire’s visit to Israel and his dining at the Prime Minister’s official residence. We talked about this charge here where we stated, well, just go read that after reading the remainder of this article. Anywhere else in the world, such gifts presented upon dining at a national leader’s official residence or other stately venue would be considered being polite and appreciative, it would not rise to the level of a crime. Further, the media covered these gifts while reporting on the state dinner over the ensuing weeks. Showcasing these gifts is not exactly the way one would conduct some back-room deal as such a deal would require secrecy as its most important factor. We simply figure your department has been working desperately for many years to dethrone Bibi and spoil any hopes of a right-leaning government, replacing such with a far left government. But, in some ways, destroying Bibi is simply a sideshow as he is one small fish and the leftist media have far larger items in their sights.

 

The leftist media have the entirety of Israeli existence in their sights and all it takes is a single election to make such possible. The media from the left seeks one ticket to champion; often whichever one had the Labor Party ensconced within, but this time they are going with the Blue-White Party led by General (ret) Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid. General (ret) Benny Gantz has touted his party having three former Chief of Staff Generals, himself, Moshe Ya’alon and Gabi Ashkenazi. This grouping of such high-ranking former military personnel is supposed to undermine Bibi Netanyahu’s claim as the man who provides security. We can expect the media to make a big deal about the presence of these Generals working together which is supposed to place the concept that they outranked Bibi and thus would be even tougher and security conscious. Well, in our opinion that is not the case. All three former Chiefs of Staff backed gifting Mahmoud Abbas his little fiefdom by withdrawing all Israelis to west of the Separation Barrier, redividing Jerusalem and making this withdrawal the final deal made unilaterally, if required. Their claim is by doing this, the Arabs will have their state (actually three as they already have Gaza and Jordan) along their demanded borders, or very close to such, and thus all terrorism will end and Israelis will be as secure as they had been in the “good-old-days” when there was presumably no terrorism. This is a marriage of the three generals who are all long retired and had held the position as Chief of Staff with Yair Lapid who served as an army reporter and never saw any actual engagement and fighting. What could it be which would be the binding common denominator?

 

Moshe Ya'alon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Gabi Ashkenazi

Moshe Ya’alon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Gabi Ashkenazi

 

The group’s common denominator is the long-standing while oft denied position of Yair Lapid of surrendering most or all of the former Arab held regions in order to grant them self-rule and end terrorism. We can only guess that these people are fooling themselves and hoping their honest appearance, while stating things which are categorically in error, is sufficient to carry the day and win the elections. Should they require any coaching on how to pull off this charade, they have Yair Lapid right there as he has spent his entire political career doing exactly these misdirective statements. Lapid consistently pretends to be further right than Bibi and as the most hawkish individual in the elections while actually seeking his planned reasonable means for forming another Arab Palestinian State, this time out of the lands liberated from Jordan during the Six Day War. They know that Mahmoud Abbas has already rejected two offers which were nearly identical to their plan. But General Gantz knows the solution. There will be no negotiations as this plan calls for merging two former plans into one and then this time they will work. The initial plan they will copy will be the Gaza Disengagement except this time the lands will be the Judean highlands, much of Samaria and half of Jerusalem including the Temple Mount. Such a retreat is as unconscionable as it is unwise. General Gantz expects to combine this procedure with another similar program to address any potential terrorist activity by leaving the IDF stationed in the region to prevent terrorism as worked so well in southern Lebanon before we made a hasty and ill-prepared retreat. So, by combining the two greatest military blunders of the last century except this time with lands overlooking Tel Aviv permitting direct-line-of-sight targeting of Tel Aviv metropolitan region with Katyusha rockets, these former generals and a journalist are attempting to make Israel completely at the mercy of the surrounding terrorists. This would result very quickly into direct fire with horrific results.

 

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan Depicting the Near Complete Coverage of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan
Depicting the Near Complete Coverage
of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest
Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah
Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

 

Still, the media are going to do everything possible to scare the public from voting for the grouped ticket of the religious Zionist parties because one of them is too committed to the land of Israel. Further, that party claims to be the people who followed the teachings and political beliefs of Rabbi Kahane. The favorite word of the left is already being thrown at the combined Jewish Home list as racist, extremist and generally dangerous. These terms are the standard leftist response to nationalism, especially if that nationalism is for the Jewish State. Zionism is an ever greater ill and Rabbi Kahane sends them scurrying to the closest safe-space where they can color in a coloring book with the provided crayons or pet a kitten until the stress is relieved. The media will play the racist meme as well as constant berating of Bibi over the impending convictions. Yes, they will omit references to surrendering virtually all the lands which were formerly occupied by Jordan and leave Israel primed for conquest. Such a plan would make Israel between nine and ten miles wide at her central core, which was what made the first invasion in 1948 so enticing, and was a point for the next attempt in 1967. These regions are necessary to provide Israel with sufficient depth and not to mention providing a natural barrier from ground invasions while also providing good vantage points to set up radar installations. Further, according to international laws and treaties, the Israel eastern boundary is the Jordan River, and this is a crucial point. None of these lands west of the Jordan River can be taken from Israel unless she surrenders her rights as she did with Gaza, and that must never happen again.

 

Cutaway View of Tactical Advantage and Necessity of the Jordan Valley and Judean Hills for Defending Coastal Plains and Israel Alongside the Mediterranean Sea

Cutaway View of Tactical Advantage and Necessity
of the Jordan Valley and Judean Hills for Defending
Coastal Plains and Israel Alongside the Mediterranean Sea

 

As just noted, the Israeli eastern border was to be the Jordan River and the Golan Heights. Even before Israel was born, the British gifted the Golan Heights to France to provide them to Syria who utilized them for sniper training where snipers would regularly shoot farmers and their equipment as practice. This, in time, led to a large tract of land left as they were too dangerous to farm and the roads were too dangerous to drive. The world, led by Europe (for the present) has worked diligently to erase what they see as their greatest mistake, allowing Israel to come into existence. This was behind the gifting of the Golan Heights to Syria, the patrician plan under UNGA Res. 181. This was the plan of the Gaza Disengagement and it will be the plan for the Shomron disaster which will be called the West Bank Disengagement or the Gifting of Palestine. None of this will alter a thing as Abbas will continue to pay his people to murder Jews. Terrorism will continue apace just as terrorism existed before 1967 and terrorism existed before 1948, and finally, Arab terrorism towards Jews has existed since the beheading of eight-hundred men and the enslaving of the entire female population of the Banu Qurayza Tribe near Mecca. After the Jews had surrendered and given over their weapons, Muhammad then allowed his men to glorify their conquest by beheading every male survivor of the tribe and then do as they would with the women taking the attractive ones as concubines and the rest if of child-bearing age were to be used in a most abusive manner, they were relegated for the purpose of producing new warriors to continue the conquest fifteen to twenty years hence.

 

There is possibly only one result no matter what is done in the interim; Israel will annex the lands to the Jordan River. The leadership and known terrorist planners, trainers, financiers, senior military and other groups of interest will be deported. The remaining Arabs will need to choose from the three choices which Jewish law advises be given to those who wish to or find themselves within our borders. The first choice is to remain and obey the Noahic Code and Israeli law and the fact that these are the Jewish homelands. The second offer is to have their immovable property bought at above market price as well as an enticement with which to make moving less of a burden and make nations find the Palestinian Arabs more affordable. The final choice is ill advised as this one will result to those who choose to persist in terrorist attacks, for those choosing this, we consider them having chosen to war with us and we oblige them using all of our available and necessary force. The intention is to end the terrorism by allowing the Arabs to rejoin family in their native lands, some lands which their peoples have come here only and lived here merely for a year and then the British allowed them rights as full citizens. This underhanded practice was done to keep the percentage of Jews low but failed when the Arab world forced out close to a million Jews in the decade of the 1950’s.

 

The intent of these offers is to encourage Arab emigration, preferably return to their lands where their families remain. In order to expedite the solution, after a period of six months, ten percent of the cash offered as a relocations allowance will be deducted such that ten months down the road there is a point where the offer is withdrawn. At this point, the remaining Arabs will be left with the other two choices, living peaceably or war. These can be individual, family or even entire towns making the choice. This is the only solution which will work. Should, by some misfortune, the leftists actually win the election because the Blue-White team of Moshe Ya’alon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Gabi Ashkenazi succeed in their ruse to portray themselves as hawkish, Zionist, right-wing zealots will have fooled sufficient voters. The idea a General is a good leader for Israel was the claim by Rabin, a former general who brought us the Oslo Accords, and Ariel Sharon, the bulldozer and former general, brought us the Gaza Disengagement. There are other reasons which make Benny Gantz dangerous but which also sound like impressive credentials, but once again the ex-military, ex-security, ex-Mossad and other top ranking people are not necessarily who Israel need or even should desire to lead the nation. Our first article about these coming elections covered what is necessary from General Gantz and his liaisons and background and can be read here. There is one last item we wish to give a short mention. There will be a fair amount of dragging Rabbi Kahane (ז״ל) and his memory through the mud and rancor which is sure to bubble to the surface and become a roiling cauldron of seething hatred. The Rabbi was a fierce proponent for the Jewish people and likely single-handed inspired the freedom for Russian Jews, specifically the dissidents. He coined the phrases “Never Again!” and “Am Yisroel Chai!.” His attitude towards the Palestinian Arabs was simply to use a population transfer where Israel had taken in and absorbed, not made pawns in a deadly game and victimized treating as prisoners almost 850,000 Jews expelled from across the Arab world where their families often had resided for over a thousand years. He thought that the Arabs who had emigrated to Israel in the past hundred years should be permitted and encouraged to return to their homelands, especially those who left their homes at the behest of the Mufti of Jerusalem before the war to annihilate the Jews of 1948, started on the morning that Israel became a nation. Rabbi Kahane was an inspired lecturer, speaker and learned in Torah and the Talmud as well as every other area of teaching and Jewish thought. He was assassinated by a Palestinian Arab after delivering a speech in New York. Subsequently, Rabbi Kahane’s son and his son’s wife were assassinated in Israel as they were driving. The price for our land has been high and is unlikely to ever be marked paid in full as there will always be those who wish to bring the end of the Jews. The one reassuring item is that Jews have a place to which to run when the madmen start their chants, “Kill the Jews! Kill the Jews. Kill them all!” This was a luxury over six-million European Jews were denied because the British still held our homelands and refused their entrance. Some just short of a thousand were almost all denied entry anywhere including the United States. Rabbi Kahane understood one last thing, that even the United States would be but a temporary respite from the crazed homicidal people clamoring to kill the Jews and that only Israel protected by proud and strong Jews would or could provide all of us a home and shelter from the storm.

 

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November 30, 2014

What the Post Ferguson Riot’s Commentaries Taught Me

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After having the unpleasant experience of reading a small number of articles through which the reactions from numerous American Jewish rights groups officially released statements, amongst these groups included two statespersons from the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) plus spokespersons from JCPA (Jewish Council for Public Affairs) and AJWS (American Jewish World Service); the commentary from these and other rights groups were virtually interchangeable. The only addition to the Jewish rights groups’ commentary was the addition of mentioning how Jews should be more sensitive to racial injustice due to the historic injustices the Jewish people have faced over the dozens of centuries, an addition which probably was more destructive than it was informative. It is not that the Jews have not suffered from injustices since the times of slavery in Egypt to the current problems facing Jews across many European cities, on campuses throughout the world including within the United States, across the Arab and Muslim worlds, and even within the borders of Israel from terrorist groups and oft even from fellow Jews who have joined those for whom the simple existence of Jews in Israel is sufficient offense in their hearts and minds; it is that such prefacing is unnecessary and even more-so if it is being implemented in order to spur an emotional response from other Jews, as these were general statements which would be published throughout the United States and potentially beyond and as they appeared to separate the Jews from the rest of society and place within them a special ability to be the adjudicators of social justice, an ability based on offenses which the majority of Jews have never experienced, especially in the United States. But what was also a basis for most of these commentaries was the implication that there had been a miscarriage of justice by the grand jury not deciding to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown on that fateful day in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

What struck me about these virtually identical reactions to the grand jury’s verdict was not so much their refusal to even consider any of the evidence from the investigation but their ability to automatically side with the rioters cause and complaints even as they claimed that the rioting was not an appropriate answer. Then came their broadening their convictions of American society for not having actually made any real progress over the past half a century since the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 and the presumption that racism was still rampant across American society. They then went on in many cases to point to particular evidences that such racism was still prevalent which included such items as that black students are suspended or expelled from our public schools at a much higher rate than white students, a higher rate of arrests and convictions and longer jails sentences for black Americans over white Americans, and, as was stated in one commentary, “there are many other examples that show the continuing racial divide.” These cited perceptions give away the progressive liberal perspective which shapes the lens with which these rights groups view the world and how they simply accept every canard which paints American society with a broad brush of having made no progress over the last fifty years despite the glaring evidence that shows a world of change has taken place transforming American society into a virtually post-racial America. The reason these groups refuse to credit the average American and the society they collectively produce with having made any progress is because if progress has been achieved then they have less of a cause celeb with which to bludgeon the social fabric and demand continued funding in huge proportions in order to continue to collect their over bloated salaries and pontificate ponderously at great length about the ills of society which their social engineering will eventually lead the way to an enlightened society. These are the same people and the same perspective which looks across the United States and continues to believe that there has been no progress in combating pollution and feel that the air quality, water quality and the general levels of pollution are identical to what is was fifty years ago. They continue to believe that Los Angeles is smog bound, Denver sits in a brown dome of polluted air, Lake Erie is still choked with nitrates and no fish live within and the Cuyahoga River still catches fire every summer. I guess the correct concept here would be for these people to wake up and smell the roses, even on the banks of the Cuyahoga River which if it is flashing anything it is the bright sunlight through the crisp clean air sparking off the scales of the tiny fish living in that once polluted river.

 

The main realization that came over me was how these same Jewish organizations could continuously protest that they knew best how to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict if only those Israelis in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s ruling coalition would listen to their sagely wisdoms. These were the same American Jews who agreed with one single idea from the entire eight years during President George W. Bush’s administration; and that was the idea for Israel to pull up every last single Jewish resident, every last IDF and other security forces, every single Jewish business, farm and factory from within the entirety of the Gaza Strip and turn it all over to Arab rule trusting that Mahmoud Abbas would then transform the areas freed of any Jewish influences into the Arab version of Hong Kong or Shanghai. Well, as we all know, that worked out just exactly as predicted, just not how they had predicted and instead became the Hamas run rocket launching and tunnel headquarters financed and armed by Qatar and Iran and dedicated to wiping out Israel and then murdering every Jew on the planet. Now many of these same geniuses are the ones in the fore calling for Israel to repeat this disengagement this time with Judea and Samaria so that the rest of Israel can enjoy the same horrors as Sderot and the Gaza Strip kibbutzim and towns with twenty-four/seven rockets raining down on their lives except this time the rockets will be falling on the most densely populated and industrial heartlands of Israel as well as onto Ben Gurion International Airport really giving President Obama reasons to ban all commercial flights into Israel as well as most of the world joining in on that boycott. Simply put, such an idea would be the fastest way to guarantee either the death of Israel or the final war between Israel and any Arab presence between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Such a move would lead within a few short months to an us or them situation leading inexorably to a final war.

 

One might think that there would be a name for people who no matter the evidence they refuse to alter a single iota of their perfect little plan to right all the wrongs in the world. Those who constantly will point out the obvious truth which makes their presentation of these tried and failed ideas worth another go around, that being that they were not the ones entrusted with the reins of power and if they would be trusted, then this time it will work as it should in a perfect world. Never mind that their promise sounds remarkably like the promise made by those who have tried these exact same ideas before when they were the ones promising they could make it work. I think I have figured out what the appeal of making such ridiculous and absurd claims has to be; they have noted that those who made this claim before and failed just as miserably as every other attempt at righting the ills of human societies, those leaders lived extravagantly with every opulence and overindulgence imagined by man and never suffered for want of any sort and were completely removed from the squalor and degradations that they were causing. Perhaps that is their hope for getting it right, that it will be right from their viewpoint and not so much the rest of us. Whatever Pollyannish thinking they try to pass off as eternal wisdom they are selling as the solution, be it for the rioting resulting from the correct verdict reached by the Ferguson grand jury or their solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, be assured that any prudent and wise person should steer well clear of their suggestions and take a more reasoned route which has proven prudential and workable in the past rather than trust those who claim that if only we let them take charge this time all will be well. Somehow calling these people progressive is almost as absurd as when we referred to them as liberals as they are about as close to libertarian as they are to progress, true and real progress.

 

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August 27, 2014

Who Needs Movies Like the Saw Series When We Have ISIS?

President Obama likes to claim that anybody on the world stage who disagrees with his philosophical truths or refuses to act in the manner the President approves is simply acting in a manner which is unacceptable in the twenty-first century or remaining in the eighteenth or nineteenth century. This was his response to Russian President Putin’s actions provoking violence and using provocateurs instigating situational conflict which would demand and facilitate Russian intervention allowing the reabsorption of the Ukraine once again by the Russian government. This has also been his latest accusation against ISIS and their beheading of American photojournalist James Foley which they claimed was a message and a threat being issued to the United States. Where I really do wish that President Obama’s proclamations were valid and actually applied to our world in this the twenty-first century, the popularity of the first Saw movie which spawned a complete series of follow-on Saw films may be a closer commentary on the state of appetites and morality than President Obama’s expectations. Meanwhile, there was a pair of photos depicting a hooded youth decapitating a doll presumably showing support for ISIS and their murder of James Foley. The implication of such a pair of pictures on Twitter is that while in the United States there is a sufficient market for gruesome films depicting the torturous death or deaths of victims of sadistic captors, the story-line of the Saw series, a series my son claims were great and entertaining cinema, proves that perhaps there are those among our populations whose taste bends somewhat to ad absurdum and sadistic violent content. Whatever such might define about our society, the popularity of such proves that there are all sorts making up our own societies, so how can we make statements about what other cultures find acceptable which do not strictly apply to our own peoples. That is part of the absurdity of the President’s commentary on the gruesome decapitation of photojournalist James Foley.

 

The rest of President Obama’s statement included a reference that the future belongs to those who build and not to the destroyers. Sometimes leaders make statements which sound fantastic but only serve to prove they either have no knowledge of history or are simply making grand and sweeping statements simply to sound optimistic and provide a reasoned approach which does not require actions, especially if they are reluctant to use military force even in the most dire of situations. There are numerous examples throughout history of how those who espoused violence and sewed destruction were not only victorious but left a great swath of smoldering ruins in their wake. Such was the result of the Mongol hordes sweeping westward out of eastern Asia and across the Middle East finally stopping at the eastern edges of Europe. The Roman Empire eventually became builders over the stretches of their empire but initially the advance of the Roman Legions meant that your city was very probably going to be destroyed and still lose the battle. Further, becoming some of the greatest builders of their era did not prevent the fall of Rome and Rome fell to barbarians who spread destruction in place of Roman building. The one consistency that many an archeologist will tell you is that many of their excavations find ruins and charred remains and other signs of violent end which put an end to whatever building the previous society might have been performing as part of their growth factors. Yes, the most advanced nations are typified by building rather than destruction, but that does not make them survivors into the future against those who are willing to use violence as a means to their ends. The civilizations which became successful builders also built strong armies with the most advanced weaponry of their period and only when they reached the point where they came to believe that they were so dominant that they no longer needed to build sizeable armies, or even worse, that they could hire others to fight their wars and guard their borders for them that these civilizations fell, often falling to the barbarians who were given access to the soft underbelly of the advanced empire by those very same guardians they had hired to keep them safe in place of manning the border walls themselves.

 

Losing the will to fight to retain ones society is by far the fastest route to destruction. In the recent past former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, addressing the Israel Policy Forum in 2005 stated the absurd announcing, “We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies.” This defeatist attitude prevailed through the administration of Ariel Sharon which was responsible for bringing the catastrophic Israeli disengagement from Gaza in August of that year. The refusal to remain strong and act boldly but rather to claim that Israel would rely on building the future and that their answer to terrorism and violence perpetrated against the state by building more houses which many believe is the reason that there have been three wars with Hamas including the present situation since those dark days. Thankfully those days are behind us and hopefully the future will elect those ready and willing to do what is necessary even in the face of a world demanding Israeli surrenders as the answer, the same demands which led a series of tired Israeli leaders to attempt retreat to end Palestinian terrorist violence. That did not work all that well as even many who approved of the surrender path to peaceful coexistence by Israel were soon to realize. One wonders how long it will take for the people of the United States to realize the falsehoods of these platitudes about builders defeating the destroyers. The destroyers, especially those who believe that a beheading best represents their position and is an acceptable means of expressing your beliefs and threats to your enemies, are not intimidated by building of anything other than an army capable of ending their reigns of terror. The United States has the military might and the capability to strike down ISIS if only the will to do so is realized and acted upon. Unfortunately the United States appears to have grown tired of fighting, tired of being courageous, tired of winning, and tired of defeating their enemies. President Obama desires honestly to want to be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with those enemies, even ISIS. Unfortunately, those enemies which include ISIS do not desire a different or new approach to relations; they simply desire to destroy everything built by the builders.

 

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