Beyond the Cusp

June 21, 2018

President Trump Needs to Face Reality

 

President Trump has followed the same path taken by Presidents before him. Unfortunately, for all the victims of this policy, he has taken most of his thoughts from State Department policy wonks. This means that he is pursuing some form of the two-state solution. This tired, banal, old, worn-out policy which has been pushed by administration after administration to naught being once again proffered will face the same rejection it has time and again. The problem is simple; one side of the negotiations refuses to permit the other side to even have an existence demanding that they are the true owners of all of the area. The Palestinians Arabs represent the entirety of the Arab and Muslim world where the belief is that Allah has granted them domain over these lands. That Allah has granted them domain over these lands means they must not permit any others from ruling even a single square millimeter of the lands in the Middle East and North Africa. This is why every President has hit a brick wall in the negotiation, as the Arab side will insist on ultimatums which they know the Israelis cannot meet. Often this is the pre-Six Day War lines including the entirety of the Old City of Jerusalem including also the Temple Mount which will immediately become off-limits to all except Muslims just as was the case under Jordanian rule. Israel cannot accept allowing the Temple Mount to fall out of their access, which the Arabs know which is why they demand such. The job of the Palestinian Arabs is to make demands so extreme that Israel cannot accept, thus making it appear that the Israelis are refusing to make peace. The truth is that the Arabs have made clear that even if Israel accepts their maximalist demands, that will not bring an end to the resistance to the interlopers who, according to the Arabs, have no claim or right to be there. According to the Arab argument, in all of history there has never been a Jewish state in this area. This is true if, like the Arabs, you believe that history began in the year 630C.E. In the Arab World, the Jews never existed in this area and their view of ancient history is even more interesting. According to the Arab Muslim views, Abraham was a Muslim, Noah was a Muslim, Moses was a Muslim, King David was a Muslim, King Solomon was a Muslim plus Adam and Eve were Muslims, everybody of consequence to Jewish history were actually Muslims and thus there have never been any Jew in this area; so how can they make such claims now. This is the reality that many Muslims believe making any existence of Israel an abomination.

 

Hamas are the true face of the Arab views. They do not mince words; they simply call for the slaughter of the Jewish People in Israel and beyond. Hamas speaks the reality of the Arab view, that they should rule the world because Allah promised them the world. Everybody must surrender and bow to Allah in the world for the world to be made perfect. Not just surrender to Allah, but to do so in the correct form of Islam. Which form, well, that depends on who you are being conquered by. If it is the Muslim Brotherhood, then Sunni Islam and if it is Iran, then Shia Islam, and if Hamas is the group then you will be confused as they are mostly Sunni but are supported by Iran who are Shia. What version of Islam is inconsequential, as such would only be a problem should Israel be dissolved permitting the Arabs, the PLO, Hezballah, Hamas or Islamic Jihad, to take charge of all of the lands and allow the mass murder causing the death of over six-million Jews in the process. The Palestinian Authority Arabs do not mention the eradication of the Jews as Hamas does, but they desire the same bloodshed and mass executions, as does Hamas. President Trump has been fed the same misconceptions by the State Department, as had his predecessors. He was sold the same two state solution and perhaps he adjusted it such that Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia or some combination of Arab powers taking responsibility for the Arab regions within the region currently held by Israel. It is time for a new solution to be enacted which is guaranteed to relieve the economic troubles of Gaza and promise new opportunities for the Palestinian population.

 

So, what could such a solution entail? It begins with the removal of the terror chiefs who currently control the direction of negotiations. This includes leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, PLO and the Palestinian Authority. Once these have been removed and placed in exile wherever they can be placed perhaps among their friends in the European Union. The next step is to remove the remainder of the supporting groups such as the officers of their security forces and other political allies and others who supported the propaganda and other forces in order to completely de-tooth these terrorist groups. The remaining populations must be required to sign an affidavit declaring their willingness to live under Israeli rule and Israeli law. This declaration must make clear that should any member of their family be found to be working with terrorists; the entire family could face deportation. Once they have accepted these conditions, then they would be permitted to remain residing as resident aliens. Providing they reside within areas which were controlled by Hamas, Islamic Jihad or the Palestinian Authority, then they would most likely be permitted to vote in local city-wide elections. They would not be permitted voting rights in national elections. Their denotation would be as resident aliens. They would be permitted to take any of a number of options. They could attempt to gain citizenship with one of the Arab nations where they have family or friends or they could sign to join a waiting list to become citizens of Israel. This path would be long, arduous and have high standards and expectations. Any deviation from expectations would revoke any application to become Israeli citizens at some point in the future. The path to Israeli citizenship could easily exceed ten years.

 

This is the only solution which will end the merry-go-round of Israeli concessions, Arab demands, negotiation collapse followed by the next administration starting again with Israeli concessions followed by Arab demands then negotiation collapse followed by the next administration… This is a train which inevitably leads to the complete and total destruction of Israel leading soon to the extinction of the Jewish People relegating them to small communities of a thousand or two of Jews as their remnant. The Arabs desire to do to the Jewish People that which they have done to every other civilization they have met, whittle their numbers down to a point where they no longer are of any consequence and can be ignored and threatened with complete extinction of the remnants within the Muslim world. Such has become the fate of the Yazidis and soon the Kurds, also the Zoroastrians, Berbers, Assyrians, Nubians and potentially the various Europeans should Islam continue to grow and reach the turning point where they launch their conquest of the many European nations. Hamas makes their plans open and simple. It is contrived of two main steps. The first is to eradicate Israel and the Jews within. The second is to eradicate the rest of the Jewish People throughout the world while conquering the world and then working to be rid of Christians and all other religions while forcing Islam on as many as are willing to convert. That is as simple as it gets and has been tried before by the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Nazis, Communists and now it is the Islamist’s turn to go out to conquer the world.

 

The Palestinian Authority, which declared themselves to be the state of Palestine back on January 3, 2013, has a slightly different plan. They will be satisfied if the world forces them to accept the pre-Six Day War lines and from that point their next target will be the Negev and then the Galilee leaving the Israelis only the greater Tel Aviv metro area which they figure with a little assistance from the Arab world can be wiped off the face of the earth before the Israelis can even send up an alarm. They are probably correct and there are those in Europe who would gladly sacrifice all of Israel to the Arabs. The Palestinian Authority leadership also claims that once they have eradicated the Jews from the Middle East, then all will live in harmony and peace because we all know that the Arabs get along so well with one another just as they have in Iraq and Syria for examples. The Islamic empire, be it Arab or Persian, are well on their way to taking control of Western Europe and unless the leaders in Western Europe awaken to their mistaken ways, they will soon be facing Islamic unrest at levels not seen outside of the British Mandate regions in the 1920’s and 1930’s and the Arab riots against the Jews.

 

The four stages of Islamic conquest have been put forth in numerous places and have historic evidence to back their supposition. This is what lies ahead for the Europeans and possibly the American and Canadians should these civilizations not awaken to what is growing within their borders. The good news is that at least Israel is aware of the foul intentions of their neighbors and that any sign of friendship is only due to their needing something after which they will return to plotting the end of the Jewish State. There is no such thing as reaching peace with Islamic entities as their only acceptable terms are complete and total surrender followed by conversion or annihilation of the non-Islamic population. After the entirety of the population has been converted or beheaded, then the purification starts where those suspected converts who are not sufficiently diligent in their practice of Islam will be beheaded as if they were unbelievers all as a message to the others to be more diligent in their adherence to Islam. Then will come the purification of those who worship Islam in a foreign manner. This is where the Shia murder Sunni or the Sunni murder Shia and both murder any other form of Islam until theirs is the only for practiced. From here, there will be other rifts resulting on one side being victorious and the other side killed until eventually one family is what is left. Then intra-family rifts may appear. There are some who claim that Islam will, if permitted to become the sole religion of mankind, purify itself until only one remains because in the end there can be only one. That may be a bit of an exaggeration but we would just as soon not find out.

 

The Arabs are going to be in righteous anger no matter what is done as has been proven on the Gaza border. It has been proven in Iraq, in Syria, and is being proven with the Turkish forces annihilating the Kurds in Syria and probably from there into Iraq. Bashir al-Assad has freely murdered the Palestinian Arabs within his country without one peep of complaint from Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and with the assistance of Hezballah. Iran has murdered many of the Sunni Iraqis and is now assisting in the conquest and slow annihilation of the Kurdish north. There is a direct possibility that Turkey under President Erdogan will result in a war with both Syria and Iraq as he has declared a desire to conquer the lands to include Aleppo, Syria and Mosul, Iraq. Erdogan has also referenced his establishing the reborn Ottoman Caliphate. This is just a small sample of how well the Islamic nations get along and we have yet to mention Yemen, Libya, or Pakistan which all have varying levels of conflicts within their borders. Add to this the visions of empire held by the Ayatollah in Iran who believes that Iran will some day rule all the earth because Shia Islam was promised by Allah that they would be the rulers of the Earth. One has to ask at some point, how many different groups has Allah promised that they will rule the Earth? Is it supposed to be Iran, Turkey, Sunnis, Shias, Saudis, exactly who is it that has the honest and real promise of Allah that they will rule the world? We Jews remember many others who said they would rule the world. Thankfully, we only desire our small little area and will leave the remainder of the world to decide who and how it will be ruled, as long as we can keep our small plot between the Jordan and the Mediterranean. This is all we insist upon and are not even going to demand our old northern border of the Litani River, though that would be considerate (see map below). As becomes obvious, we are not demanding both sides of the Jordan River and the northern border of the Litani River though we do plan, insist even, on retaining the Golan Heights for defensive purposes and to allow our farmers in the Galilee the safety of not being shot by Syria snipers.

 

Modern Israel Borders and Twelve Tribes of Israel

Modern Israel and Twelve Tribes of Israel

 

The Jews in Israel only honestly desire peace. Unfortunately, we have concluded that none of our Arab neighbors will allow us to have peace as long as we insist on ruling ourselves. Since not ruling ourselves and allowing our Arab neighbors to rule us would result in our extinction, which is proven by the world of their leaders, we cannot settle for anything less than defensible borders and as much land as we can properly claim. That amount of land is pictured above. Those borders would permit for our defense, give Israel the military depth, and well defensible borders such that we would be able to prevent any offensive launched against us. These are also the borders we were promised by the British Mandate, the League of Nations and the United Nations, though you would be hard pressed to find any evidence of that from the rhetoric coming from most sources. There will never be any agreement reached with any Arab entity, be it Hamas, Fatah, Jordan, Saudi Arabia or any other Arab entity which would permit Israel to exist in peace without having a near continuous threat of annihilation at the slightest sign of weakness on our part. That could be anything from a weak government with a weak Prime Minister to being struck by a serious flu epidemic rendering a good number of our population of fighting age being sidelined with the disease. We would still always face the possible threat by attack with WMD such as the Iranian promise to launch nuclear weapons to destroy us or the promise by Palestinian leader Jibril Rajoub who vowed, “I swear that if we had a nuke, we’d have used it this very morning.” With such an attitude, is there anyone who doubts why we cannot reach an agreement with the likes as these? The only solution is to grant Israel all which is rightfully ours and leave things at that as anything less will simply leave the door open for further demands and conflict. To avoid constant conflict there must be a winner. Given a choice, we choose Israel being that winner if for no other reason; the world would never accept the six million plus Jews who would be left needing a new home to avoid being slaughtered. If this is not true, then please name the nation willing to accept six million plus Jews arriving all at once. Before you name any Western Nations, look to the references of their response to the Shoah, the Holocaust, and how nation after nation including the United States, Canada, Britain and Spain who all closed their borders to the best of their ability preventing the Jews from escaping the Nazis and then you will know that there is not a single nation who would open their borders to allow Jews refuge.

 

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June 20, 2018

Wrong-Headed Policies Pursued on Gaza

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The world body politic, the world media, the leftist NGOs, the United Nations, and even some from the IDF General Staff have taken a seriously wrong turn concerning the violence from Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza. It may have been the last of these which influenced the most recent move by President Trump addressing Gaza. These entities and people have all fallen into the same trap believing that the reason for the rioting along the Gaza border with Israel is completely about the collapsing economy in Gaza. If that were the sole driving reason, then the Gazans would also be rioting along their border with Egypt, but they are not. The rioting along the Gaza border is reserved exclusively with Israel. The reason for the rioting can be defined by what their leaders have explicitly told them should they manage to breach the border. Their leaders have not told them to grab money, steal vehicles, collect crops, grab food from grocery stores or anything else which might lead to financial gain. Their leaders have told them to “We will tear down the fence, and tear out the hearts from their bodies” as well as “will eat the livers of those besieging” and to basically murder as many Jews as they can find.

 

Then we have Hamas leaderYahya Sinwar repeatedly declaring their goal being the, “March of Return affirms that our people can’t give up one inch of the land of Palestine. The protests will continue until the Palestinians return to the lands they were expelled from 70 years ago.” As noted previously, the number seventy has special and declarative meaning, the erasure of all that is Israel as the reference of seventy years takes back to the year 1948 and the declaration of Israeli independence. Hamas has designs far greater than just Israel; they claim loudly that they will kill the Jews down to the last one and that Allah will assist in the destruction of America (see video below). The impetus for the Gaza rioting and their objective has been made obvious, they desire to erase the border, infiltrate and murder every Israeli, with the assistance, once the real fighting begins, of Israeli Arabs, erasing Israel from the map and using this as their base to begin their conquest of the remainder of the world. Their next target is Rome and Western Europe followed by the United States and Eastern Europe. It is obvious that Hamas plans big. In every announcement from Yahya Sinwar, there are references to blood and killing Jews, erasing the border and other forms of violence always claiming they will win because Allah will grant them justice for not already ruling the world or whatever and absolutely no mention or reference to anything economic. Their goal is not the wealth of the Israelis; it is their lives that they are to take, period. That is why the new approach by President Trump and discussions amongst all too many Israeli political and other leaders are deadly and wrong-headed.

 

 

It does not matter from where aid comes, presumably to relieve any suffering being felt by Gazans due to the apparent nearly collapsing economy. Their presumption is that the rioting and attempts to murder every Israeli are caused by economic hardship. The truth is their putting everything they receive into efforts to murder Israelis is the cause of the economic hardship. Should any arrangement be made to inject funds, building materials, more electricity, steel, cement, pipes, medical supplies, food or any other aid; all will be converted into furthering the efforts to destroy Israel and murder her Jews. The building materials, cement, bricks, cabling, electricity will be used not for hospitals, housing, restaurants or other public use but for more infiltration tunnels into Israel despite knowing that Israel finds and destroys these tunnels before they can be utilized for any objective such as murdering or kidnapping Israelis. Israel is often nice enough to allow Hamas or Islamic Jihad to almost complete their tunnel and be ready for their attack before Israel destroys their tunnel, often a day or two before they were to use the tunnel to attack Israelis. There have been estimates of what the materials used by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in their infiltration tunnel construction could have built for the people of Gaza. Quoting from the article, it states, “that each tunnel cost Hamas $3 million and the construction materials used for just one tunnel could have been used to build 86 homes, 7 mosques, 6 schools or 19 medical clinics.” Subverting international aid provided to relieve the inhumane conditions existing in Gaza by Hamas and Islamic Jihad and their still receiving over eighty-percent approval from the people in Gaza is a measure of the level of hatred which has been built up in the population through incitement. The scapegoating of Israel and Jews as the cause of all misery and violence in the world and using these claims to bleed the people of any hope for an economic normalcy and using the people themselves as weapons throwing them into harms way simply to avail their terrorist operatives a chance at breaching the Israeli border is cold-blooded barbarism.

 

While the people of Gaza have intermittent electricity and often are left with unfiltered and untreated drinking water and other deprivations from the refusal of their government, which is Hamas, to use provisions to give the people a possibility of a decent life; the hypocrisy of the United Nations blaming Israel for the economic disasters in Gaza is off-scale. But not to worry, the leaders and the smugglers all live well, have electricity twenty-four-seven, have plenty of natural gas, nice cars, malls and well-kept open areas, five-star restaurants and every convenience one could wish for all within their area of Gaza. This is something which would be better told with pictures, so please view these pictures from Gaza, the first showing the difference and the rest simply the good-life in Gaza and the final shows the two classes of life in the Palestinian Authority region under Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah Party and PLO terror wing.

 

The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged

The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged

 

Gaza Untouched

Gaza Untouched

 

Refined Living in Gaza

Refined Living in Gaza

 

Really Nice Neighborhoods Away From the Fighting as well as Anything Israel Might Target or Apartments the Less Wealthy Reside Everything is Quiet and Peaceful

Really Nice Neighborhoods
Away From the Fighting as well as
Anything Israel Might Target or
Apartments the Less Wealthy Reside
Everything is Quiet and Peaceful

 

A Taste of the Gazan Good Life Away From the Rockets Firing and the Noise of Exploding Tunnels

A Taste of the Gazan Good Life
Away From the Rockets Firing and
the Noise of Exploding Tunnels

 

Central Park in Gaza City

 

Gaza City Beachfront

 

Plush Gaza Hotel

 

Palestinian Society The Face of Two Worlds Poverty vs Opulence

Palestinian Society
The Face of Two Worlds
Poverty vs Opulence

 

We could show a plethora of such opulence within Gaza. These are the areas of Gaza which the western media never show but are where they stay when they are inside Gaza. These are the areas where the Hamas, Islamic Jihad and smuggler leaders live and play. They have no fears that their precious properties will get struck because should Israel actually target these places the media and world organizations would become hysterical, as Israel was not shooting at an actual rocket, mortar or other military position. Israel is not to be permitted to upset the lives of these diplomats who run the terror tunnels because these are the people who wine and dine with the European elitists who visit Gaza as a measure of their support for the Gazan people. These elitists never bother to do more than a photo op with the real suffering Gazans but they stay in the best of hotels and dine in fine restaurants and swim in pristine beaches and the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. They can have a first class vacation with their families in complete safety and on their taxpayers’ Euros as the visit is political to research the evils being imposed on Gaza by Israel. Never would there be a discouraging word about their hosts who showed them such wonderful diplomacy and treated them to a real first-class vacation. But against Israel, that they have reams of things to say because when they visit Israel they stay in Tel Aviv visiting the coffee bistros along the beach and never bother to go for more than a photo op with the Israeli leadership in Jerusalem.

 

The thing is that the idea of actually destroying the lovely places where the Hamas and Islamic Jihad and friends enjoy the good life might be worth the inflamed hatred which would ensue from Europe. While doing this, it is time to completely cut Gaza off from all Israeli aid. Still allowing all aid sent through Israeli ports but cut off the electricity, water, gas and all aid which originates in Israel. Most in Europe will act similarly if but one Israel tank shell misses its actual target and hits an ice cream stand. Perhaps it might pay higher dividends if for every rocket and mortar Hamas and Islamic Jihad fire into Israel, instead of striking the launch area which often leads to further suffering of the poorest Gazans, Israel should zero in on the terrorist leaders starting with the highest ranking member of Hamas and then Islamic Jihad and work down the list hitting their homes. Then, every tenth reprisal Israel might consider striking one of their precious restaurants or their mall or water park taking away a piece of their fun. Just continue with this and at some point take out their hotels and their statue of the M-75 rocket, the one they call the Jerusalem rocket, just because we know its coordinates. We bet that there would be some honest screaming from a group of very irate Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders and commanders because they believe that they are impervious to attacks and their position and location away from the rocket launchers which they themselves made assurances would only be placed near the low cost apartments where the working class resides. Their lives were supposed to be separate from the day-to-day working types. They were immune because Israel would never actually decide to take out political leaders who were respected by such as Jeremy Corbin or their mouthpiece who repeats the Hamas line while representing the European Union, Federica Mogherini or her predecessor, Catherine Ashton who equated the Toulouse Jewish school children’s murder with Israeli defending herself striking in Gaza presumably, according to Ms. Ashton, children killed in Gaza.

 

Should Israel decide to adopt this wise policy of striking Hamas where it would hurt the most, how much worse than the above could Israel expect from Europe. If you cannot win or escape even the slightest tinge of seemingly automated declarations of condemnation even when showing remarkable restraint, why bother with any considerations and actually take what should be considered necessary actions to end the violence against your people. Target what their leaders prize and see how much longer they will continue to incite. If after their places are in ruin and they still incite death to Israel and death to the Jews, then we will know that there is only one answer left, full and all-out destruction of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and their entire support structure and then weed out the remaining population. Yes, that requires retaking Gaza, but that is the only response which will silence the terrorism. Even that will not end the terrorism immediately, but as the terrorists are caught and expelled from our lands, eventually what will remain are people who wish to live normal lives, raising their children and all the normative things a normal people place as their priority.

 

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June 18, 2018

Gaza

 

Gaza, the word itself gives thought to meaning, and that meaning is different for every individual. It should not convey such latitude of thoughts, but that is largely due to the media and its mendacious reporting. With the world of reporting as it is, one often will have feelings on issues divorced from reality and stuck forever on a single picture and the caption or the repeated description of the amount of violence from both sides. The range of the “facts” when it comes to Gaza, and to everything touching Israel, is frightening and a threat to even the most basic truths. Once, back in college Intro to Philosophy class, we discussed and even argued fiercely over whether or not such concept of truth and reality had any meaning and how, if at all, were they related. In the end, we agreed to disagree and this was the exact point the professor was attempting to make. His conclusion was that reality and truth had about the same relationship to one-another, as we were able to reach an agreement. Put simply, truth and reality are relative to the viewer and as for is there an absolute reality, according to the professor, such only exists in the imaginary realm described by Plato. My thoughts on that were they probably sat next to the perfect three-legged chair with the perfect two-legged dinner table making them the perfect set for a meal with discussion.

 

While we are on the subject of college, it was in a physics course where we were introduced to the thought experiment, so let us try a thought experiment. First is we are going to represent the United States by using New Jersey, it is roughly the size and shape of Israel. We are going to move New Jersey into the Middle East replacing Israel. Gaza will be placed in the southwestern corner of New Jersey just as it is in Israel and New Jersey will be bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, Saudi Arabia to the southeast and Egypt to the south. These borders differ slightly from Israel but are fairly representative of reality. For those who disapprove of President Trump, you can choose to have John Fitzgerald Kennedy as the President acting as he did during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now to put all of what has happened into a familiar setting, this is what would have been occurring. First thing is there have been violent riots continuously for the past two and a half months and are showing no signs of letting off. Over one-hundred rockets have been fired into New Jersey (Israel) striking as deep as Willianstown/Rahat and as far north as Camden/Ashkelon. Further, there have been hundreds upon hundreds of acres of crops and forests burned down by having incendiary kites and balloons flown over your border and this has started to show signs of increasing and using larger helium balloons to penetrate deeper into New Jersey (Israel). Your intelligence bureau has found maps showing the quickest and most direct routes to the neighborhoods bordering the points where these rioters have attempted to breach the border which have been provided to the rioters. The leader of Hamas and ruling power in Gaza has stated publically and loudly that the rioting would continue until the border is erased, all of New Jersey (Israel) has been liberated, and its people killed. He has urged that the rioter upon breaching the border tear out their hearts and eat their livers of those they come across and murder. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been provided with technology and the required molds for making larger rockets and even rudimentary guidance systems which allow for far larger rockets which can be targeted at specific areas striking within a couple of hundred yards. The largest of these are the M75 which is called the Jerusalem Rocket and the R160 (see chart for increased ranges over the years). That is where things stand currently with the kites and balloons still being launched, the rioting and burning of thousands of tires daily sending plumes of acrid smoke into Israel and across Gaza, the introduction of drones carrying incendiary devices and always the threat of more rockets and even having Iran order Hezballah to join the assault upon Israel.

 

New Jersey Representing Israel in Middle East New Jersey City’s name on the top Israeli City’s name on the bottom

New Jersey Representing Israel in Middle East
New Jersey City’s name on the top
Israeli City’s name on the bottom

 

We promised a map showing the increased range that the projectiles launched from Gaza have attained but allow us to add another item to the scenario, rocket payloads and ranges. The list goes as follows; Qassam-1 has a one and a quarter pound warhead with range of four and a half miles, Qassam-2 has a eleven pound warhead with a range of just over six miles, Qassam-3 has a thirty-three pound warhead with a range of seven and a half miles, Grad has a forty pound warhead with a range of twelve and a half miles, WS-1E has a forty-eight and a half pound warhead with a range of twenty-eight miles, R-60 has a two-hundred pound warhead with a range of over forty-five miles, and the M-75 has a three-hundred-thirty pound warhead with a range of over ninety miles. Looking at the map below and it is not beyond reality to believe that Hamas, supplied by Iran, now has even larger warheads on rockets which can strike anywhere in Israel and, if they overshoot, possibly striking Lebanon and Hezballah (one can only hope).

 

Hamas Rockets and Missiles Depicting Increasing Ranges by Conflict with Yellow – Dec. 2008-Jan 2009 Tan - November 2012 Orange - July-August 2014

Hamas Rockets and Missiles Depicting
Increasing Ranges by Conflict with
Yellow – Dec. 2008-Jan 2009
Tan – November 2012
Orange – July-August 2014

 

So, we have set the stage. What do you believe an American President would do in case of such threats and provocations? Do you think his Security Cabinet would be discussing ways to alleviate the collapsing economic problems within Gaza by doing, as many in the IDF general staff have suggested, providing Gaza with building materials including plumbing supplies of all sizes, cement in the thousands of pounds, masonry in equal amounts, provide them with additional water from Israel as well as additional natural gas and electricity with Israel providing 100% of the necessary power to Gaza? The Israeli leaders actually believe that the problem is the economic conditions in Gaza causing the rioting and all the hatred and not that the hatred and throwing all of their funds into weapons and tunnels designed to destroy Israel ruining the Gaza economy. They were discussing doing what the United Nations and European Union claim is necessary to end the problems in Gaza. Really? Does any rational person anywhere on the planet not think that should Israel do exactly what is described above that the supplies would not be utilized with the plumbing used to make more rockets and mortar tubes and the cement and masonry to build tunnels and not schools, housing and hospitals. This is exactly what they used the plumbing from the greenhouses Israelis left so they could have at least one industry to help start an economic viability became Qassam-1 rockets, and whenever the United Nations, European Union or other nation or organization provided building materials, it almost all went into their tunnels throughout Gaza and into Egypt and Israel, the former for smuggling and the latter for infiltration and terror attacks. Watching the United States over the years and the only conclusion we can reach is if they were in the place of Israel, the world would not have a Gaza problem to discuss. Gaza would have been wiped clean off the map and replaced with casinos along the coast and track housing in the interior with greenhouses and crops of fruit being grown in every open area, which there would be quite a fair deal of after the American military was done. The morning after those one-hundred-plus rockets were fired across an area covering almost one quarter of New Jersey (Israel), the President would have already given the orders and every living thing in Gaza would be cleared from the land and if they resisted, shot on the spot. Everyone who was participating in the rioting would be targeted using facial recognition software such that every soldier would be notified by having the face of the rioter shaded in red in his visor telling them that this person was a legitimate target. Smart drones would be hunting out the leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad with anti-personnel missiles ready for launching upon discovery. As for them hiding in their bunker under the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, that just might be the initial strike target. As for the rest of their tunneling systems, we are sure the United States has by now after Viet Nam developed an automated system for destroying tunnels and for shooting anyone found in the tunnel and not identified as an American soldier. What would be even more amazing is that there would be no meetings of the United Nations Security Council, the UN Human Right Committee or the General Assembly or any of the plethora of United Nations Agencies filled with busybodies usually just hunting for their next target. The deed would be done and the problem resolved quickly but not so quietly.

 

Israel, on the other hand, is expected to not only suffer these attacks, but the world demands that we feed and give relief to these very same people who are doing everything in their power to murder every last Israeli. As Israelis, we are not overly pleased with their intentions. There is a growing consensus amongst Israelis that the time has come to stop playing so nicely with these murderous terrorists and dealing with them just as any normal nation would deal with terrorists within their midst, destroying their ability to pose even the slightest threat and then making dead sure that they never gain have any hope of attacking Israelis with more than a sideways glance, and even that would cost them. This is a war between civilization and barbarians who are at our gates. The last time the barbarians at the gates were treated with kindness brought down the existing Chinese royalty when those barbarians swept across China. That should be one of the advantages of the location of Israel, we can look just as easily at Asia and Africa as we can Europe as the three meet at our doorstep. That has been an advantage as well as a curse as every empire seems to go through Jerusalem. The reality of what Gaza poses is written across the map showing the progressive increase in range and payload which Hamas and Islamic Jihad have at their disposal. This is traceable straight to Iran, and it is Iran who has a burning desire to eliminate the Jewish State, the Zionist Entity as they refer to Israel. This threat does not stop at Hamas and Islamic Jihad; it also comes from other quarters.

 

Iran currently has IRGC and al-Quds forces within Syria presumably assisting Bashir al-Assad in winning the civil war which attempted to overthrow him. What is interesting is the presence of al-Quds forces which are trained and presumably solely assembled with only a single target, Israel. Additionally, Hezballah has spread into Syria also under the guise of assisting with the civil war. Hezballah is another Iranian proxy who initially was to take control of Lebanon politically and destroy Israel. They now rule Lebanon and have replaced many of the Lebanese military officers with Hezballah officers but are still working on the second goal of destroying Israel. Hezballah is currently estimated to have over one-hundred-fifty-thousand rockets and missiles with over two thirds capable of striking anywhere within Israel and some which could reach Cairo and Medina. Many of these missiles are fitted with fairly accurate guidance modules provided by Iran and made in Iran, North Korea or China. One can only ask the simple question, what are our leaders waiting for, Hamas to have one-hundred-fifty-thousand rockets and missiles with similar capability to those possessed by Hezballah? What exactly will it take for them to wake-up and smell the trinitrotoluene (C6H2(NO2)3CH3)? We pray that the shot fired that the Iron Dome and other anti-missile defensive systems Israel has developed all fail to intercept taking down a forty-plus floor tower in central Tel Aviv is what it finally takes to force Israeli leaders to finally give the order to unleash the full power of the IDF to destroy Gaza and then have the infantry backed by armor retaking Gaza and sending whatever remains of the population into exile not caring where they end up. We have our doubts that even such a tragedy would even get such a reaction.

 

Sometimes we fear that our leaders fear being criticized by the leaders in Europe more than they are of Hamas to Hezballah. If that is the case, then please allow somebody more worried about the people in South Tel Aviv who are under daily attacks by illegal immigrants who should have been deported and if no place will take them, then fly them to The Hague and allow the United Nations deal with the problem. We want leaders who are concerned about the farmers and people in the kibbutzim along the Gaza border whose town centers are on maps showing the rioters the quickest route to reach them to find victims once they cross the border after destroying the fence (picture of the map). We had a mortar land in a kindergarten less than an hour before it would have been filled with young children in the yard (picture of mortar round remains and of damaged tree and area where children were due to arrive shortly). People have had their homes partially destroyed, their vehicles struck and there have been scores of dead and injured over the years from terrorist attacks and offensives which started actually calmer than this round.

 

The big fear is that all of this from Gaza is the lead up to a planned all-out attack from three sides with Hamas from not only Gaza but with Iranian backed terrorists assisting Hamas from the Sinai Peninsula along the Egypt-Israel border, Hezballah along the northern Lebanon-Israel border and a combination of al-Quds, IRGC and Hezballah attacking the Golan Heights. There are ongoing efforts by Iran to gain control over Fatah and the Palestinian Authority and once Mahmoud Abbas leaves office by some means, there is the possibility that Iran will back any number of those who contend for the crown. Iran desires surrounding Israel with proxies to do their fighting for them. They have been doing this in Iraq (Badr Brigades), Yemen (Houthis), Lebanon (Hezballah), Syria (Hezballah and Badr Brigades), Gaza (Islamic Jihad and taking control of Hamas) and Qatar which has adopted the Iranian side against the best efforts by Saudi Arabia. Iran wants to take at least the Shia majority northeastern area of Saudi Arabia with the majority of the oil fields and the western coastal region along the Red Sea in order to control the Red Sea and thus the Suez Canal as well as taking control of the Two Holy Cities, Mecca and Medina. Iran believes that without Mecca and Medina, the Saudi Royal Family would be overthrown and in the aftermath and confusion, they could simply take over the remainder of Saudi Arabia, thus become the largest oil producer, and control the price of oil making them masters of the Middle East and power beyond.

 

Iran has established an adherent base through Shia Islam who follows blindly the Khomeini innovated ideology which declared Islamic jurists to be the only true source of religious and political authority. Their pronouncements must be obeyed “as an expression of obedience to God,” and their rule takes “precedence over all secondary ordinances [of Islam] such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage.” That gives the Supreme Leader (Rahbar) in Tehran almost complete control over these religious followers the world over. The goal is even greater with the “export our Revolution to the whole world” one of “the great goals of the revolution,” for the purpose of “establishing the Islamic state world-wide.” For a deeper coverage on this and Iran generally, we might advise this article (long) which goes into intricate details. The reality is Iran sees their largest and most hated enemies to be the United States and Israel in that order. They refer to the United States as the Great Satan and Israel as the Little Satan. Iran has a number of items on their to-do list which need be completed before they even consider taking on the Great Satan directly, but that day has been planned. The one thing that Iran has in their favor is patience. They are willing to take a hundred years, thousand years, and the rest of time to complete their conquest of the world. They will be careful and proceed with what they can take and rest until things calm and start again and repeat as needed. Iran has a training and action center in the Tri-Border region (PDF file) where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina borders converge. This has become a Hezballah training center and operation hub in the Americas. As we stated, they have plans on the Americas which eventually will lead to the United States. Their initial imperative is to prove that Shia Islam is the strong horse and the true inheritor of Muhammad and turn the Sunni followers into converts to Shia Islam. This they believe they will accomplish once they control Mecca and Medina and have defeated Saudi Arabia. From there they would plan to spread across northern Africa sweeping the heart of Islam and making Shia Islam the main power of the Islamic world. In the meantime, Israel has an Iran problem on almost every border and that should be concern one which must be addressed, and not by providing Gaza with more resources with which to attempt to murder Israelis because eventually they will succeed, and that day will become another day of mourning, and we have sufficient of those already, thank you.

 

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