Beyond the Cusp

June 21, 2017

Tomorrow Will Bring More of the Same Tired Excuses

 

First thing, we can guarantee you are, there will be more terrorist attacks, more supposed “lone wolves,” more mass shootings and more general mayhem and every time the immediate media response will be a combination of the following demands and explanations. There is that ever-present “call for calm by both sides.” Then there is the demand that “we not jump to any conclusions until more is known,” And one of our favorites, “We must not respond with Islamophobia,” whatever that is as we have yet to find it anywhere except for the warnings against it. Have you ever noticed there is no call to eradicate anti-Semitism after these attacks which almost always Jews are the victims and were targeted by people with obvious case of severe anti-Semitism. There will be demands that there be gun control and the ever present that the perpetrator has to be some gun nut, right wing, violent militia member, plus the recently added Trump supporter against whose type of crazies we must be ever vigilant and guarding against before they destroy our precious, liberal, democratic, social wonderland. Then when the perpetrator turns out to be a leftist, anti-social lunatic, everything is dropped and no corrections to the previous venom spurted by the media and left wing politicians. When, in the not too distant future, somebody decides to do a research paper on violence of the late Twentieth Century through the early Twenty-First Century they will reach the conclusion, unless they are very good at reading through page thirty or even section C page twenty-two on the day after the truth came out for the retractions or correction stating the truth about the perpetrator, that all the violence was from the right and supported Trump for emperor of the world. That is the state of things so we will discuss our favorite subject, Israel, with a side of Trump-mania.

 

Please excuse our not giving particular examples as with the slightest suggestion of using Google (or equivalent if you prefer not feeding the monster), examples by the gazillions are easily found. Terror attacks can be found striking every continent with a preference apparently Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Despite the seemingly excessive number of terror attacks targeting Israelis, there are even more terrorist strikes of Muslim on Muslim with most being between Sunni and Shiite yet there is also intra-sect terror violence. Mostly, the attacks of Muslim on Muslim violence gets a minor report and are pretty much left to wither and fade into the background noise of everyday clatter which passes for news. What is uninspiring is the repeated call for calm after every terror attack within the European sphere and the more often than not demand that people just adapt and get used to such events as part of normalcy. This is the European elites preferred means of coping with anything which does not directly affect their reelection potential. The exception, as we noticed with the Mosque attack in London this week, when the victims are Islamic, then terror must be fought no matter who is behind it. We are willing to bet we do not hear that call after the next attack on Israelis or in Europe where people going about their daily lives or attending a concert are struck with a mass attack traced to an Islamist group. Then we will be told how most Muslims are peaceful and Islam is the religion of peace.

 

One has to wonder if those claiming that Islam is the religion of peace have ever read the Quran. We know that those who claim that Judaic history is filled with violence have read the Bible and those claiming that the Christians are violent as they perpetrated the Crusades. What they do not bother to do is correct the Crusades claims, as those were not offensive wars but instead a response to the Islamic conquest of the formerly Christian Holy Lands and trying to take back Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth. You also do not hear that Judaism had their wars of conquest around three thousand years ago and the Jews had not had an offensive war since before the Babylonian Empire, Persian Empire, Greek Empire, Roman Empire and the birth of Islam and their conquest of the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia and having made three attempts for the conquest of Europe, one ending in Tours France after taking much of Spain, Andalusia as the Muslims named it, and the other two ending at the gates of Vienna. Of course, it appears that the discussion must never point out little imperfection in the victimhood of the Islamic world claiming how they have been wronged by the developed world, namely that the Islamic Caliphate has been the longest existing empire which has covered much of the existing world second only to the Mongols in area of coverage. The Islamic Caliphate, or Islamic Empire, is the longest existing empire lasting over the past one-thousand-three-hundred-eighty-seven years since the year 630 AD when Mohammad had led the Arab Islamic forces out of the Arabian Peninsula starting the conquest of the Middle East followed by the conquest of North Africa and began their conquest of Spain and later into the Balkans, as described above (see map below). Their claims of being the poor victims of European colonialization was about a period covering less than a century which resulted from the Ottoman empire allying with Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I which their side lost.

 

Islamic Expansion

Islamic Expansion

 

So, all we have seen of late in the United States has been intriguing. Any criminal act where there is gun violence the immediate response is that it is all the fault of President Donald Trump. The perpetrator, as we mentioned earlier, is claimed to be a Trump supporter. There was the scare that the election of President Trump was going to unleash a wave of anti-Semitism. There were some threats which proved to be made by a mentally distressed American-Israeli teen and the other few by a distraught man trying to have some form of revenge on his former girlfriend. Then the expected waves of anti-Semitism presumably planned and executed by legions of Trump supporters never happened. And that was the end of that story. But then there was the two, or was it three, day event over Kathy Griffin and her decapitation of President Trump. As she is from the wonderful elite from Hollywood and one of the wonderful and perfect people and she was slightly off in her judgement but her heart was in the right place. Anything which might bring down Trump is all from things which are in the right place. There is this wonderful rendition of the Shakespeare play of Julius Caesar in Central Park where their depiction of Julius Caesar has this great appearance resembling; you guessed it, Donald Trump. It has received rave reviews for its great symbolism and artistic genius. The one thing which we can count on the leftists is their double standards. Things which are wonderful and of great value when used for attacking conservatives are equally despicable and horrific should they be used in similar vein against the left. Imagine if a play was performed eight years ago of Shakespeare in the midlands based on Romeo and Juliet where two star crossed lovers end up committing suicide in a political imbroglio where Romeo and Juliet were made to resemble President Obama and Michelle Obama. Imagine the reaction in the media and the screams that those who wrote the adaptation and all the thespians who took part in the play should be arrested and tortured relentlessly for their thought crime of performing such an insult and threat to the President and the First Lady. Exactly the opposite of the reception the death of Donald Trump on stage in Central Park has received. There have been some Trump supporters who have taken to disrupting the play and they should simply allow it to continue as an example of the left’s deep seated hatred of all things they oppose. Allowing these items to continue over the next four, or possibly eight, years of Trump in the White House as a reminder of exactly what those who elected President Trump were voting to prevent. These actions may just inspire the conservatives and the rest who elected Trump and those who have joined them as the left and their bile is paraded before all America may just invigorate them to continue to make a difference and continue to remain active politically and not just return to sleep and allow the left to return to power and finish what they have started. Given another couple of terms in near term could return everything to the brink which the world was on as the elections altered the path and then tip it right over the edge sending things beyond the cusp.

 

When there is the next mass shooting or terror attack, we will once again see the usual media and liberal elitist reactions claiming that in reality we are all to blame for not enacting those ideas they present as the cure-alls to everything which ails our societies. Their bromides are as predictable as where they place the blame. It is the gun, not the person behind the gun. What they will never admit is that the reason they want to rid the world of individual firearm ownership is because an unarmed people are called slaves. There is a reason they demand that every society and every culture are equal is so they can allow the less civilized, also known as more barbaric, are permitted to intermingle with the developed world and complete chaos results. This works in their favor as when society reaches a state where the violence becomes intolerable, the people will scream for a savior, grant such a savior any and all power they demand if only they will be granted security. It is after what results that the people will learn that Benjamin Franklin, whether misattributed or not, was dead on correct when he stated, “Those who sacrifice Liberty for Security deserve neither.” But the elite leftists have something, which is currently being denied students in our universities today, a solid Liberal Arts education. They have a reason for graduating students who lack this education and the understanding that a basic knowledge of history, political science, literature, philosophy and the rest of the humanities will never understand, the reasoning behind the American Constitution and the thoughts and protections it provided. Instead, they will fall for the same pitfalls and traps which previous generations have time and time again when knowledge of the past was forgotten. That is what is coming and all too fast for those of us from previous generations who availed ourselves of a solid education are watching and fearing for our children and grandchildren, and most of us are grandparents and thus too far removed from the current generation to be heeded rather than dismissed as old fools.

 

Now for the most inflammatory part of this article, the reason that the Jews are always the first people targeted. The Jews are and always have been called the people of the book. This was not a phrase invented by Islam but picked up by Mohammad. There are a number of reasons for this name. First and most obvious is that we have the Torah and Bible and thus are the people from those Books or scrolls. But it goes deeper. Jews from the time of Moses on provided their children with the ability to read in order to read the Torah from the earliest time of writing. The Jews initially learned much through memorization but still had a core of leaders, the priests who were always gifted with the ability to read and write. This was disseminated to all Jews whenever possible and society and time permitted. After the Roman Diaspora this learning to read and write and afterwards arithmetic, philosophy, physics and all the sciences became almost the Jewish calling card. This is part of the reason so many Nobel Prizes in the sciences have been disproportionally won by Jews, around 30% despite being but 0.2% of the Earth’s total population. Because the Jews, as a whole, are one of the highly educated peoples and because of this they are a danger to the elites who desire to return to a world where they are the privileged few with the remainder living in servitude with some preferred scientists to continue to provide the technology the elites require to continue to oppress the rest of humanity. But for this return to the medieval societal bifurcated society with a small and selected leftist elite controlling all while the remainder slave away living brutish lives denied the pleasures and power which is controlled by the elite and portioned out to the lesser society in order to prevent the evils of global climate change. The people will be disarmed and denied the weapons, especially firearms which the elite will retain, because an armed people are a free people who can demand equality. Equality is not the lefts idea of a perfected society. A perfected society allows for the correct people in charge leaving the remainder to be few but sufficient in number to grow their food and other menial tasks while their betters live their privileged lives. Jews have to be removed from the society because they will resist such and warn the masses of the coming threats as the Jews Torah demands that all people respect and be respected. Life is to be celebrated, not squandered and lived in servitude as an underclass. Jews have a history of resisting such demeaning of humanity and leading people in revolution against tyrants. That is why the Jew must be kept low or preferably destroyed, as they will continue by their nature to be the liberators of those relegated as an underclass. Education is the strength of the Jews and should be treasured by all people because when it is lost, the people are soon to be lost as well. Below is this explained by somebody far more qualified and knowledgeable than we are capable of providing.

 

 

The video is worth the time it takes to view it. There are some surprising insights and some quotes which many likely have never heard. They are utilized well in describing some truths, some which hold some hope and others which are disturbing and hurtful but necessary if we are to approach these problems honestly.

 

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June 11, 2017

Must We Tolerate the Intolerable?

 

We do not pretend to understand the reasons for why the Europeans continuously refuse to take anything Israel advises seriously. They also discount all Israeli experiences and history as being simply something Israeli which has absolutely no relevance to anything European. Thusly, the seeming resolute European leadership insisting attack after attack that their populations just accept that there will be terror attacks and they should simply just get accustom to these minor inconveniences. Get accustom to these minor inconveniences? People are being murdered which is something no one should have to or be expected to just get used to living with. There is now at least one terror attack somewhere in Europe every week and approaching each day. The European leadership continually assures their publics that there is no war between their nations and radical Islamic extremists. Perhaps each nation may not be but it does appear that radical Islamic extremists are waging a war against Europeans. But we understand the reluctance of the European elites in seeing and recognizing this war and the victimhood that their people may be beginning to feel. The elites do not have this interfering with their everyday lives beyond calming the masses every time the masses are struck. The Parliament Building in London was the final target for one terrorist attacker back in March and the Ministers were ushered to their safe area while their armed guards dealt with the threat. Unfortunately for their subjects, they are not granted armed guards when they are attacked and often have to fend for themselves doing without people ushering them into safe rooms where having their debate interrupted for a few minutes while they move to a smaller venue to continue debating some vastly important trivial idea while ignoring the elephant in the room. For proof of this problem and its actual worldwide implications and allow one to almost instantly check which of any number of groups has committed the most terror and where in the world that terror has been perpetrated, we have found an interactive map which provides just such a service. We used the map to find out that Islamic State has committed two-hundred-thirteen attacks this year causing one-thousand-seven-hundred-eighty-three fatalities with the vast percentage in the Middle East and Europe (see page shot below).

 

Islamic State Attacks in 2017 through May

Islamic State Attacks in 2017 through May

 

Europe can continue to ignore the Israeli experience and continue to blissfully pretend that they face no threat and that there is no war being fought on their soil, but let us impart a few points that their masses may find interesting even if their elites do not. First, just because you do not wish to recognize the war does not mean that the other side is not waging that war. Allow us to use a couple of examples to further explain what we mean. During the Second Intifada, Yasser Arafat had released the dogs of war and they waged their warfare for some weeks before Israel finally responded. The war did not start, as the European and much of the world’s media reported, when Israel finally responded. That war did not start when the first terrorist struck. That war was not initiated when the first rock was thrown from the first mob when they moved on an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) checkpoint. That war began when Yasser Arafat and his planners first prepared the order of escalation and the timetables for when which forms of attack would be initiated. That war started before the Camp David talks took place between Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak with United States President William Jefferson Clinton presiding late the spring before the Second Intifada. Yasser Arafat sat in those talks and their sequel in Paris the entire time simply knowing and waiting to launch a war upon Israel later that year. So, as far as the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its terror wing and security force were concerned, they were already in a state of declared war. All of this with Israel having absolutely no clue of the coming active warfare.

 

Even after the attacks began, the Israeli government simply accepted initially that the level of violence had risen but was still bearable. The level continued to escalate slowly but surely all without alarming the IDF or the Israeli establishment. With the toll in human deaths approaching five-hundred, the government finally served their initial response demanding that Arafat call off the attacks (or as we prefer to say, call off the dogs). Arafat ignored the demand and continued escalating largely because there was no reason for him to alter his plan; Israel had not actually threatened his comfort. Israel finally responded launching Operation “Defensive Shield” on March 29, 2002, almost a year and a half after the October 2000 launch of the Second Intifada attacks. Terrorism against Israel started as rock throwing and sniper attacks. This all began during the 1980’s and continued escalating. The next phase was typified by drive-by-shootings in addition to the existing attacks. These attacks did not garner much of an Israeli response as the Israelis simply adjusted to increased security checks within Israel. The checkpoints Europe never mentions are the ones at every train station or almost every shopping mall and every major entertainment venue such as concerts or kindergarten talent shows to high school graduation. The reason these checkpoints are not protested is because Israelis are the targets and being inconvenienced and made to be searched and their belongings rifled through just to do everyday events such as going to the mall. This includes the people who work at the mall as Israel has learned that everybody must be suspected every day and every time they enter because you never know when an attack may be coming. But when Israel places checkpoints on entry points into Israel to prevent terror attacks the Europeans often get their tempers up. Eventually, when bringing the Second Intifada to an end we had the Jenin skirmish which was proven to be an actual fight between combatants where many civilians were blown up by Palestinian terror fighters detonating traps where they forced families to sit in the room as bait and Yasser Arafat trapped in his Ramallah office compound where Israel was forbidden by the European Union, United Nations, United States, Russia, numerous European countries, and countless others from entering to arrest Arafat or taking any other measure thus the world protected an arch terrorist so he could continue to murder Israeli civilians. Perhaps this explains their attitude to their current situation; they side with the terrorists, though that would be a horrific reality we would prefer not to contemplate. This was just one experience from which Israel learned a specific lesson, when terrorists start an escalating campaign killing or attempting to murder civilians, it will continue to escalate so the sooner the response, the fewer of your people who will end up dead.

 

We should probably convey some of the other episodes where Israel used their knowledge but still did not intervene with force as soon as the populations had desired. These were the last three wars with Hamas. People who live near the Gaza borders are largely people who might prefer to live somewhere further from Gaza as having fifteen seconds to reach a shelter from the time a launch is detected, assuming it is detected before it hits, is nerve racking and has had a devastating influence on their children. But these are people with limited means who live where they do either because it has always been home or this was what they could afford other than south Tel Aviv, another horror story with its infiltration of African “refugees” who attack people day time, night time, Saturday too and at night it is take your life in your hands when you walk your dog. Some areas in south Tel Aviv formed dog walk patrols where everyone walked their dogs at the same time for safety reasons and their dogs learned to keep to the schedule. Still, let us get back to Hamas, Islamic Jihad and whoever else launches rockets out of Gaza. When Hamas decided to start their first assault on Israel, they reached the point of firing hundreds of rockets every day for over a week before Israel responded forcefully and approaching a thousand rockets a day before ground forces were sent into Gaza to bring the attacks to an end. The IDF was tasked with ending the attacks and removing all rocket stores they were able to locate. They were warned not to enter United Nations buildings, UNRWA buildings, hospitals, schools, clinics and other “sensitive” buildings. The IDF by the second round of these attacks had learned as had their commanders and a far higher percentage of rockets were located and destroyed. The third time the IDF was also tasked with the destruction of their capability to make the rockets. Hamas, and their new leader who comes from their military wing, are threatening another war for this summer. We can expect the leadership in Europe to furiously complain when Israel decides to protect herself once again and one would think they should be learning from their own situations, but it is doubtful.

 

Perhaps you have noticed that there is a pattern of increasing terrorism and ever-higher risks and a climbing death toll until those being attacked respond. Currently Europeans are facing First Intifada tactics of protests, rock throwing, attacks with knives rods and bars as well as shootings and vehicular ramming attacks. There are other forms of attacks used in the early stages such as fights, raping of women, theft, breaking into homes and businesses and other criminal activities all of which will continue increasing. Europeans have started to see the second phase which starts with bombings, often smaller bombs. These will increase by using suicide bombers which allows for the taking of the bomb to the center of the target be it a crowded night spot, a restaurant, the crowd watching a parade or a shopping mall before Christmas or Mothers’ Day when the mall is most crowded. After this level has been exhausted, the next level is the onset of real warfare. This includes the use of car and truck bombs, and the use of rockets and mortars. If the nations under attack have not responded by this point, then expect this to be followed by the overthrow of their governments and the imposition of Sharia on their populations where the non-Muslims will be heavily taxed such that the Muslims can live comfortably without being required to work, or at least the elites amongst the Muslims will have such a lifestyle.

 

Map of Terrorist Attacks in Europe Middle East and North Africa after 9/11

 

Some might claim that in some way this has already taken place except the nations have been allowed to pretend to be ruled by their governments as long as the Muslim population is satisfied with their payments from the government. Expect full on Paris style rioting when they care to demand higher tribute. It is up to Europeans to decide when you desire to change the parameters of this situation. You can start early or you can wait until the situation is dire. It is all in your hands as you still choose your leaders. But the European public appears completely satisfied with simply reelecting the same leaders or choosing slightly different leaders who are basically promising that the changes they will make are so slight that the people will barely notice the difference. As far as the terrorists are concerned, such leaders are giving them a green light. But the Europeans claim that they could never elect those people who do not accept all people and all cultures as equal and would rather keep the status quo than change and actually stand for something. Europe is famous for timidity in the face of hostility and until the people decide that their lives are worthy of protection, there will be no change. We can expect the bombings and soon rockets and even larger attacks and then the enslavement of Europe. If you value your freedom, you should start to plan on your escape route, as the end is not that far ahead. Europe has a few exits from this highway to ruin and once they have passed, the end will be inevitable. We will see, but as the elections go by, it looks more and more like we are watching the end of Europe and their slow surrender to their Islamic conquerors.

 

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June 9, 2017

Can There Ever Be Trust Again?

 

Despite what is being written and stated by much of the media in the United States, Germany and across the remainder of Europe by the media, there must be some relieved leaders and military commanders in much of Europe and in the Sunni states of MENA and, of course, Israel to have the United States reaching out to many of her more traditional allies. The United States had its nervous breakdown, where anybody that was perceived by the administration under President Obama of being or supporting European colonialization or could be guilty of privilege were considered as an enemy who had to be belittled and brought low, and the winner of the lottery of life ended up being an ally who despised the same nations as President Obama’s White House, which was Iran. This became an obsession and was to become the pinnacle of President Obama’s foreign policy to equal his domestic policy of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The wonderful result is both will have equally horrific results. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will cause economic disruptions and will probably force a number of smaller health insurance companies out of business. His Iran nuclear deal, the Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program, will have far deeper reaching effects which may potentially be far more horrific and could cost millions if not billions of lives. It is this foreign policy which will have the farthest reaching of all effects and some of these may present themselves as desirable.

 

There will be some people making noise about a Sunni-Israel alliance which might even join as an appendage to NATO. The NATO talk is pure hyperbole. The Sunni-Israel alliance will be make or break on two specific realities; the first being any demands for Israel to permit an Arab state, especially if the requirement is to use the pre-Six Day War lines, the 1949 Armistice lines from the Jordanian front and especially if it requires relinquishing half of Jerusalem, and second on the next President after President Trump leaves office, especially if that President should be a Democrat similar in ways to Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

 

The first condition, especially if it should include anything concerning relinquishing parts of Jerusalem, could be a complete dead end and thus no cooperation except in the most dire situations. Israel cannot permit the return to those borders under any circumstance and anyone demanding Israel do so will face the stiffest resistance from the people. Even should there be offers of peace treaties with every Sunni nation, Israel should refuse even that offer as peace treaties are about as permanent as marriages in much of the Western world and any divorce on a peace treaty is far more serious than who gets the house and which car and who pays whom how much each month and all the other messy little details. The end of a peace treaty is more often than not war and Israel has seen enough peace treaties grow cold and in the history of the Jews over the past three thousand years, we have seen nations which allowed the Jews refuge willingly and with great fanfare only to chase them away within a few decades but only after murdering some percentage as a lesson. The Jews slaughtered in the Shoah, the Holocaust, were not in Germany or Poland or France or any of the European nations illegally, they were productive members of their societies and many fought for their country valiantly in World War I. Statistics showed the Jews fought in higher percentages than any other religious group, and yet were treated as traitors and dangerous citizens who needed to be exterminated. Trust, for Israel that should be as valuable as diamond, rubies, sapphires, gold, silver, platinum and even more rare than these and that is why Israel need be careful and guarded. We have been a trusting people and yet that trust was regularly betrayed by every power and nation with which the Jews, the Israelites, entered into from the Persians to the Greeks on to this very day. Giving the Arabs yet another state carved from the British Mandate which was to be the Jewish State would be an act of suicide. The Zionists surrendered seventy-eight percent of the British Mandate in order for the British to honor the second half of their World War I obligation to King Feisal allowing both his sons to be granted their own kingdoms, one given Iraq and the other Jordan. This left the Zionists, the Jews with a mere twenty-two percent and ever since the world has been obsessed with taking the remainder from the Jews. If the world desires peace and truth with Israel, the first step is to stop trying to destroy Israel.

 

The Sunni states claim they want the best for the Palestinian Arabs. They claim that the best would be for them to be granted a state with their current governance taking power and leading them. The same people who have stolen billions of dollars and delivered nothing. How about we try to give them something better than the thieves who have all but imprisoned them starting with Yasser Arafat and continuing under Mahmoud Abbas. Maybe the best thing the Sunni states could do is to give the Palestinian Authority leadership including their security commanders permission to keep their ill-gotten gains and move to Qatar or some Sunni state and enjoy the rest of their lives including their children and everyone else who gained from the theft of funds for all these years. Perhaps arrangements could be for them to take up residence in the same row of villas and high scale apartments in Paris with Ms. Arafat. Then they can work with Israel and resettle the Palestinian families throughout the Sunni Arab world after they receive a generous buyout from Israel for their properties and a resettlement incentive from a combined pool of funds from all honestly interested in settling the Palestinian Arab situation. Their leaders do not and never have had their best interests at heart and that is the misfortune they have suffered and that is the misfortune which needs repair, not Israel as many were moved into the lands by Jordan to make facts to use against Israel. That would be a start for winning Israeli trust and making amends for the years of threats and warfare.

 

That should settle the Arab-Israeli conflict and in some means give restitution to both the Arabs who have been victimized by the same people who have victimized Israel. Israel has no animosity against the Arabs in Judea and Samaria, as they are just as much victims of this conflict as the Jews. Once Israel has received the promised lands which are honestly hers under Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, then everyone can move on. That brings us to the future and what could be a promising which could potentially provide a secure future with the nations in the area actually making an honest peace laying all their cards on the table and then having the bravery and even audacity to reach an accord and actually mean every word of their agreements and build trust. Their agreement will need to be backed by the Western world if it is to have any hope, in particular the United States. This brings us to a crucial point, the promises of the United States. We need now to go back to the great Gaza deal made between Israel and the United States to allow the Palestinian Authority to prove their ability to actually form a functioning nation state. Israel was provided a letter which was authorized by both houses of Congress and signed by President George W. Bush and presented to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon with conditions which were to be backed by the Office of the President of the United States spelled in the letter. When President Obama took to the Oval Office he all but immediately reneged on every promise in that letter and the Congress, completely controlled by the Democrat Party, refused to enforce the stipulations in President Bush’s letter which had they chosen to do so by the same margin with which they had endorsed its writing, they could have easily overrode any Presidential veto. This set probably the most disturbing precedent ever in United States history. Now a promise from a President which had all but unanimous consent from Congress is only trustworthy for as long as that President remains in office. Maybe, if the same party of a President is in office the promises would be honored, but even this can no longer be completely trustworthy.

 

This makes any agreement potentially to be made in the Middle East between Israel and the Arab nations, Sunni or Shiite, all but impossible unless Israel is willing to take what would be a huge risk in trusting the Arabs. Thanks to recent history, Israel now knows that they can no longer count on anything the United States promises even in an actual and ratified treaty if a President can decide that they can ignore anything even that which had the complete support of Congress as apparently Congress has no desire to back those things a previous Congress had ratified. This was not something promised and ratified in the days of the Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes or even John Adams (either John Adams or John Quincy Adams as it matter little) but the previous President whose promises were voided by his successor. The United States has been all but neutered as far as entering into relations with any guarantees of any nature due to this reversal of policy making the word of the United States a matter restricted to each administration and afterwards simply something which only has meaning should it agree with the new Presidential policy interests. Now when there are alterations in foreign policies made one day they have a guaranteed until date on them and that is the end of the administration which reached the accord, if even that long. The only thing which thus far has not been made irrelevant is a promise by a President while they are in office, something that if that were to fail, the United States would then have lost all credibility in world relations. Perhaps this will be the first which President Trump will make pass as he might make a promise and forget about the promise and then turn a full 180o making the promise disappear and ending the United States word having any validity whatsoever.

 

That brings us back to the forming of any warm relations and possible alliances with Israel and Arab nations. The history between Israel and any or all Arab nations has been one of violence and mistrust. One of the Muslim nations which Israel once had good relations was Iran under Shaw Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi but after the 1979 revolution and the return of Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini Iran became one of the greatest Israeli enemies promising the complete and total annihilation of the entire nation and every Jew within. Further, Israel and Egypt reached an accord signing a peace treaty with Egyptian President Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Begin signing the treaty at the White House with President Carter watching on. When, while under pressures from United States President Obama, standing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stood down and an election was held electing President Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, the treaty between Israel and Egypt became under suspicion with the Egyptians claiming they were not planning on honoring the treaty though they were not going to go to war quite yet. The Egyptian people rose up and the Egyptian military overthrew President Morsi and held new elections which were won by the former Egyptian Military Commanding General, el-Sisi who on becoming President made known to Israel that he would honor the peace treaty. Still, for the span under President Morsi the treaty between Egypt and Israeli was truly in jeopardy and was not being enforced except through expediency. The basic problem is there are no real guarantees that any Arab nation can give and the backing by the United States is severely tarnished such that it can not be trusted much more than any Arab leader as with changes in any of these leaders can make all the difference as to whether or not these agreements hold any weight and have actual meaning equal to their intent.

 

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red making the relative size of Israel evident and consisting of under one percent of the land mass

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red

 

The one other problem is that Israel has entered so many agreements including a number before becoming a state as the Zionist Congress did when making the supposed ironclad agreement with the British Crown presumably guaranteeing that all the lands of the British Mandate west of the Jordan River was to be preserved by the British Crown for the Jewish State yet they were one of two nations (the other was Pakistan) who recognized the annexation of Judea and Samaria by Jordan, so much for the British Crown. Further, the United Nations also was supposed to back up that very promise under Article 80 of their Charter yet they too tried to cut Israel in half and giving Israel lands which would have been half desert. The Security Council fortunately did not agree to this motion forcing it to remain as General Assembly Resolution 181 which once it was refused by the Arab League became completely null and void and unenforceable yet this is the one Resolution the world constantly claims it must enforce. All of these point to one simply rule which Israel must live by, if there is any agreement which favors Israel, it will be ignored or overturned and if there is any agreement which is to the detriment of Israel, it can never die no matter how many times it is refuted even by International Tribunals because the world will still be eager to find some way of reviving it. So, there can be only one means by which Israel could enter into any agreement allying herself with Arab nations even with the guarantees from the European Union, United Nations, United States, British Crown and Commonwealth, the French Republic, the German Fatherland, Mother Russia, the People’s Republic of China and any group, combination, litany or expediency thrown together by the world to impress and promise that virtually every person and entity existing and residing on the planet stands behind, and that is only through the unending desire to believe in the best and the foolhardiness of her leaders and particularly the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Security Cabinet. The problem is it appears when people make it into such high offices in Israel they lose all common sense and in its place become overly optimistic that everything will be for the best. Where that is fine for the average person, but that may not be the wisest of conditions for leaders. Still, that is the reality and all the rest of us can do is pray and pray very hard and often.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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