Beyond the Cusp

August 26, 2018

Trump States, Israel to Pay a ‘High Price’ for Peace

 

President Trump addressed supporters at a rally in West Virginia making the following statement, “I also recognized the capital of Israel and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. And I understand now what happened, because every president – many, many presidents, said ‘We’re going to do it. We’re going to move our embassy to Jerusalem. It’s going to be the capital of Israel. We’re going to do it – and then they don’t do it. Politicians – they don’t do it.’” Trump added that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will “get something very good” in return for the embassy move “because it’s their turn next.” President Trump said that since Jerusalem is now “off the table,” Israel will have to give something in return to the Palestinian Arabs. Additionally, “If there’s ever going to be peace with the Palestinians, then this was a good thing to have done,” Trump said in reference to the embassy move. “We took it off the table. In past negotiations, they never got past Jerusalem. Now Israel will have to pay a higher price, because it’s off the table. The Palestinians will get something very good, ’cause it’s their turn next.”

 

But the attention is, as it always ends up, in the details, which get described by those around the President whose job is to make even the worst position appear as the best of all the potential opportunities. So, here is a sampling of their messaging of the President’s speech in West Virginia. Who would ever have thought a speech in West Virginia would have international complications. Security Adviser John Bolton played down the statement, saying it did not indicate a change in US policy.

 

President Trump and National Security Advisor Bolton

President Trump and National Security Adviser Bolton

 

“I don’t think there’s any change in policy. I think the president looked at the recognition of Jerusalem as being Israel’s capital and the inevitable consequence of that – that the US embassy ought to be in the capital city of the country which its accredited as the right and natural thing to do, and it’s not an issue of quid pro quo. He’s made the point, I think, several times that this issue has been a hang up in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. And as he said last night as well, he’s taken that issue off the table. As a deal-maker… he would expect that the Palestinians would say, ‘Okay, great – we didn’t get that one, now we want something else.’ We’ll see how it goes. But the fundamental point is that this is something that the parties are going to have to agree on.” Citing former Secretary of State James Baker, Bolton said the US “can’t want peace more than the parties themselves.” Additionally, the NSA added that a peace deal was not something “the US is prepared to force on anybody.”

 

Two weeks ago, a source said that the U.S. National Security Council has published a tender to hire experts for a steering committee to be established for the plan. The committee would allegedly be chaired by Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt, who is working on the peace plan along with Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Responding to the above comment, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also rejected reports that the Trump administration’s peace plan has been delayed, saying that when it is ready to be unveiled, it will be unveiled by Kushner and Greenblatt. We still believe what we suspected may be coming true, that the “Deal of the Century” was not so much an actual agreement to be presented as a reason to keep hope rising while wasting as little resources as necessary. But the problems are in the particulars which divide the two sides which there are no halfway points which can be implemented to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. That will be the rest of our commentary.

 

The reality is that the problem could have been resolved immediately after the Yom Kippur War when the Arab forces succeeded in a surprise attack which Israel was unprepared to repulse and they still lost and only the world demanding, in particular United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger demanded that Israel cease their advances on Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt and Damascus in Syria and return to the original lines where the Six Day War was halted. Mr. Kissinger was not exactly Israel’s greatest friend, if he was a friend at all. Had at this point President Nixon agreed to call the borders of Israel to be the Golan Heights, the Jordan River and the Suez Canal and insisted that each of the nations who were the aggressors from the Six Day War take in the peoples who resided within the territories which now formed parts of Israel the conflict would have been over. This was the solution which International Law had enforced in every defensive war where the attacked nation gained territory as a result of their defensive efforts. But apparently, International Law only applies to every nation except Israel, where there are an entirely different set of concepts and demands always to the detriment of the Jewish State. The reason that declaring this conflict finalized with Israel in possession of these gained territories in 1973 is that it would have been more likely to have been accepted as the Arab forces realized that they were far weaker than Israel and feared the Israeli military abilities. But that opportunity passed and left us with the imbroglio we face today.

 

Since then Egypt made a cold peace with Israel and received back every last millimeter of lands they desired. They refused to resume authority over Gaza, as they were unable to rule the area and establish order. Then a cold peace was achieved with Jordan who also refused to regain control over the area they had illegally occupied since 1948 until the Six Day War which was all part of an Arab League plan to use the Arabs left in Gaza and the Shomron, called West Bank by Jordan as that sounds less Jewish, as a hammer with which to destroy Israel. In the ensuing years, there has been great improvements to the military abilities of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia where each has attained a relative parity to the armaments of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). This has led them to feel impervious to any Israeli military might and thus have become more aggressive in their demands. Further, Islam in general is feeling the surge of power over a sleeping and degenerating European society which is ill equipped to resist an Islamic takeover. There are those such as Iran who feel little if any fear of the United States power. A recent threat made by an Iranian Imam Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Islamic Republic’s religious governing body known as the Assembly of Experts, told worshippers at an Eid al-Ahda event in Tehran Wednesday morning, “Americans say you should accept what we say in the talks. So this is not negotiation, but dictatorship. The Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation would stand up against dictatorship.” That is nice to know, coming from one of the most repressive dictatorships on the planet. The Imam further warned, “The price of a war with Iran is very high for America. They know if they harm this country and this state in the slightest way, the United States and its main ally in the region, the Zionist regime would be targeted.” Just lovely, Israel is to be their target if the United States does even the slightest of perceived aggressions against Iran, an already hypersensitive and easily perturbed group of overly delicate, nettlesome and hyper-aggrieved group if ever there was one. But Israel’s problem is with the Arab League and its member states, particularly Saudi Arabia and Egypt, through their petulant protagonists, the Palestinian Arabs.

 

President Trump made a huge (Yuge in Trumpese) mistake claiming that he was the one who could bring peace between the Palestinian Arabs and the Israelis. His “Deal of the Century” will be refused out of hand because it does not satisfy the single most important demand of the Arab world, the removal of Israel from the map. Iran has stated this as their goal, Turkey has alluded to this desire, Syria and Egypt tried thrice to bring it about, the first time in 1948-9 along with at least four other nations, again in 1967 with assists from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq and again going as a solo pair in 1973. The Arab world met in Khartoum in September 1967, and released a resolution which included the “Three No’s” which were, “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.” The entire resolution is available at the above link. The first and sole demand which the Palestinians, the Jordanians, the Egyptians, the Saudi Arabian Royals, the Arab League and all too many other nations around the world potentially including some of the people in leadership positions throughout Europe is that for there to be peace, Arab Israeli peace or, as some put it, world peace is that Israel must be abolished, destroyed, eradicated and a host of other items which leaves no middle ground. There can be only one of two ends to the Arab Israeli conflict, and to realize what they are, we need to start calling this what it is in reality, the Islamic-Judaic war for ultimate superiority. When it is viewed under the true lamp of the reality at the root of the conflict, the answer becomes far clearer, one side must win absolutely and completely and the other lose absolutely and completely.

 

There are more truths behind this conflict because it is really just a small part of a much larger conflict, the conflict for Islamic superiority and absolute rule over the entirety of Earth. This is a conflict which when viewed with full knowledge of the Quran and the rules of abrogation, which we scratched the surface in explaining in an article from all the way back near the start of Beyond the Cusp, from August 10, 2007, titled “Which Quran, Mecca or Medina?.” This has been a war with a very long history dating back to the year 622 when Muhammad set out after destroying the Jewish communities around Medina to take his revenge against the people of Mecca who had rejected his claim to be a prophet. From that conquest, Muhammad continued to conquer the rest of the Arabian Peninsula with following conquests under the next Caliphates (see map below). These conquests were finally halted at the Battle of Tours where the forces of Charles, the Hammer, Martel defeated the Moorish Islamic forces forcing their retreat back to Andalusia (Spain) and saving France. Islamic campaigns into India were spread over a long period and took numerous forms which are covered by this Wikipedia article. The opposition to the Islamic advance into Eastern Europe was stymied by the massive walls of Constantinople until Sultan Mehmed II finally brought down those walls with massive siege cannons in 1453. Subsequent attempts to conquer Eastern Europe were halted twice at the city gates to Vienna though a strong Islamic influence did reach well into the Balkans. There is also the history and many legends about the Islamic wars in Romania and Vlad the Impaler who won by being even more brutal than the Muslims.

 

Islamic Conquests Under the Caliphs

Islamic Conquests Under the Caliphs

 

The United States has not been immune to fighting wars against the Muslims long before the current events in the Balkans, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. The United States Navy and Marines were involved in two wars with the Islamic forces out of northern Africa, specifically Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli in the First Barbary War and later fought Algiers once again in the Second Barbary War. These wars were ended in what the United States likes to call a peace treaty, which Islam does not recognize as an existing concept as the best they offer is a Hudna. A Hudna allows there to be peace for at most one decade, after which hostilities can be resumed. The Islamic forces are also free to reengage in hostilities as soon as they believe they have sufficient strength to defeat their enemy. Taqiyya is another Islamic principle by which a Muslim may even lie about their faith or assume a different faith or any lie which will work to further Islamic goals of conquest. Expect much of this if comments are posted quoting Quranic verses about peace, love, acceptance and so forth as those would be Meccan verses which were very likely abrogated by the subsequent more militant Medina Quranic verses. Using the Meccan verses to portray Islam as a passive and normative religion and to silence those who recognize that Islam is a political doctrine of conquest and submission of all populations under their rule disguised as a religion is one of the foremost used of Taqiyya and is often employed.

 

Islam is not currently at peace with the United States or any of the Western World or any other part of the world such as South America, much of Asia and Africa as well as possibly Antarctica simply for the reason that Islam and Sharia are not the ruling forces in these places. The Islamic concept of the world is that it is divided into two spheres, Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harab, the world of Islam which lives in peace as it has been perfected and the world of war which has yet to have been forced to submit to the superiority of Islam and requires being conquered and thus perfected and having peace. If you are not subject to Sharia and are living under any other legal system, then your nation is at war with Islam by definition. The sole reason that you are not living under Sharia is because Islam has yet to conquer your region and that is merely because they do not have the military might to do so. The Arab-Israeli conflict is but one small part of a far greater war which the Arabs insist can only be concluded by the total destruction and subjugation not only of Israel, but of every Jew. In Islam, Jews are considered to be lesser beings and not quite human and thus the mere fact that Israel exists as the Jewish State is an anathema to all followers of Islam who adhere to the Quran. The remainder of the world is not faring much better in this reality under Islam. Christians are considered Dhimmi who may be required to pay a special fee called the Jizya which is a tax which may be imposed on all Dhimmi. For the remainder of the world, atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, Shinto followers, Taoists and any other religious or ethnic belief other than the descendants of Abraham, you are considered apostates who are to be slaughtered should they refuse to submit to Islam and surrender their beliefs and accept only Allah. The Quran tells the believers that they will gain the spoils of those they conquer and that they will be the rulers of all the lands of the world with every person submitting to Islam and surrendering to Allah. This is a holy promise and many, the vast majority of Muslims believe that this is the destiny of the planet and all of its inhabitants.

 

Back to Israel and the Arabs beliefs. Ask almost any Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian or Arab generally and they will tell you that they defeated Israel in every war between them and Israel. They defeated Israel in 1948-9 in their declared genocidal war in which the Arab intentions were declared by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League, who stated, “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” They actually teach in their schools that in this war they had a glorious victory over the inferior Jews. They teach they won the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War which were wars where the Jews were to be driven into the sea. It boggles the mind that they can teach that they have defeated Israel three times and each of those wars were to end with Israel obliterated, let alone wiped from the map, and still there is the Jewish State of Israel. Somehow, these two facts do not appear to cause any dysfunction in their logic. Their religion makes it that should they make any “peace” with Israel, the Arabs will retain their right to make war at the first opportunity where they believe they can win and finally eradicate Israel. The only true peace the Arabs can accept has to include either the destruction or the subjugation of Israel to Arab rule, nothing less is acceptable. This is the reason that there will not be any peace between the Arabs and Israel, yet the world will continue to claim that Israel is the problem. Partly they are correct, Israel insists on its right to remain the Jewish State and not submit themselves to whatever the Islamic Arabs decide is best for the Jews, which we know full well what they have in mind. The final thought we wish to impart is simple, what starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews, and this has never been more true in all of human history.

 

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