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October 28, 2017

Perhaps the Time is Here to Identify All of Islamic State

 

President Trump has claimed that the Islamic State has been defeated simply because they have been successfully pushed from Syria and Iraq. Pushing something to relocate to a different hot-spot is not eliminating it. To eliminate the Islamic State, President Trump is going to have to go to places he prefers to ignore or it will come back to bite him in the future. The Islamic State is exactly what one might think about their losses in Syria and Iraq, madder than all get up, we thought better than saying the wording which first came to mind. But they have not been defeated and just like other terror groups which were claimed to be defeated but simply relocated, Islamic State is still a viable threat. The bad news for President Trump is that the Islamic State he claims to have defeated has relocated many of their resources and leading people to the Sinai Peninsula where they are a threat to the Egyptian government as well as to Israel. The good news for Israel is that having the Islamic State in the Sinai threatening Egypt has caused Egypt to close their border with Gaza making arming Hamas more difficult for those wishing to press that front against Israel. Egyptian President Sisi would be wise to ask President Trump to aid Egypt in ridding the Sinai of the Islamic State menace along with numerous other criminal and terrorist entities.

 

But we want to talk about the forgotten from which belongs to the Islamic State but has been conveniently dismissed as unimportant by the developed world including President Trump. The loss of four Americans in Niger, four Green Berets Special Forces, in an ambush by Islamist terrorists, Boko Haram terrorists, is sad and some have asked why United States forces are in Niger. We ask the opposite question posing why there are but eight-hundred troops stationed there largely as advisors and training officers. All told, six-thousand United States military personnel are deployed in Africa where the majority works on construction projects and in supporting the aerial drone surveillance operations. Why is there not a more substantial support in Niger as the United States had in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State? Perhaps we need refresh memories with two small items. First, Boko Haram swore their allegiance to Islamic State over two year ago in early 2015. President Trump promised to defeat the Islamic State wherever they existed and did not claim only in Syria and Iraq. But maybe President Trump meant he only wanted to destroy the Islamic State where the media was covering the fight as he wished for glory, not results. Islamic State terror must be fought wherever it takes root and everywhere it takes root or that weed has not been pulled. Islamic State is Boko Haram and Boko Haram is Islamic State, the two are wed in ideology and their desire to take their destructive ideology and spread it over the entirety of our planet. This is the reason that they must be eradicated from every corner they have infested, and that includes across the entirety of the continent of Africa.

 

African Transition Zone

African Transition Zone

 

To make things easier for President Trump, please allow us to present the above map of the region known as the African Transition Zone where Africa is divided between the areas controlled by Islam and the Christian, Animist and other religious beliefs. North of the zone is Islamic and south is not and the terrorists operating along the entire region intend to push the dotted boundary of Islam ever southward until stopped. Maybe Africa does not have the attention of the Middle East, but it is no less important in this battle for world dominance between Islam and everybody else. This is not the great battle between Communism and Democratic freedom, this is the great battle between Islam and freedom of religion or even freedom from religion if you happen to be a post-modernist European leftist who believes that religion is the opiate of the masses. Trust that Islam will devour your socialist religion free society and force everyone to bow to Allah just as fast as they would a Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Shinto or other religious nations. The Islamists do not care what religion or lack of religion you worship or refuse to worship, they only care that you do not believe the religion that they hold to and they are willing to kill everybody who refuses to follow Islam if that is what it takes to make the world follow Islam and only Islam. Don’t even think for a moment that you have nothing to fear about the message Islam presents just because you are an Atheist, because the reality is you have the most to fear as they consider Atheists to be idolaters. And yes the continent of Africa is worth saving just as Europe is worth fighting to keep free, Asia is worth retaining as free, and the Americas are worth fighting to keep free and Israel is worth defending despite or because it is in the center of the maelstrom. The fight against Islam, or at least to reform Islam, is the most imperative and important struggle the world faces and the entire world faces this whether they wish to admit such or not.

 

Currently there are forces who believe they can bait the tiger and come away unscathed because the tiger is devouring others. This is foolish thinking and will only serve to allow the tiger to feast unmolested for so long. Eventually the tiger will desire feasting on something new and that might be when the tiger turns on those befriending it today, as that is what tigers do, they eat by preying on others. Perhaps the tiger is not the best animal to use in the analogy for Islam. Islam is more like locusts or army ants devouring everything in their path and when they finish one area then continue on to the next area. Then, from time to time they cease, and appear to go into hibernation until the wind picks up in just the right direction or the urge to move the next strikes and they fly or march on to new grazing grounds and eat everything in their path along the way. They marched across the Middle East into India and across Northern Africa and into eastern and western Europe between 622A.D. and 750A.D. (see map below) before resting. They then resumed their expansion as the Ottoman Empire before being pushed back and then presumably defeated during World War I. This was a very temporary defeat as we are witnessing today.

 

Expansion of Islam Across MENA and into Europe before Ottoman Rule

Expansion of Islam Across MENA and into Europe before Ottoman Rule

 

The victors in World War I colonized the areas where the Arabs and Muslims had conquered with the exception of Iran, Turkey, Albania and a few other places. The only places where Islam has been pushed from largely are Spain (Andalusia) and India though Muslims still live in both nations. Israel is the other place where Islam lost their control but that has been fraught with continuous attempts to rectify the situation; one might say, with the Israelis proving quite a bit stubborn about holding on to their lands, something they had been thousands of years prior as well. Islam slept for close to a thousand years and is once again waking and becoming resurgent. Should this be permitted to continue without some modifications allowing other religions and even no religion to coexist with Islam, then people had best ready their prayer rugs and be prepared to pray facing Mecca five times every day. There currently is no compromise once Islam takes control of an area. There are records of places where Islam permitted non-Muslims to reside as Dhimmi, a form of second-class personage, for as long as they served Islam and remembered their inferiority. Even with good behavior, eventually the Muslims reach a point where they demand everyone convert to Islam or be put to the sword, or of late a knife. This is a reality which the entire world could face should the non-Islamic powers not wake and realize the peril they are actually facing. History is a brutal teacher but as in the West history is not a subject much studied any longer, perhaps those who have studied history might refresh everybody’s memory and grab a few leaders’ attentions. For our American friends, allow us to give them two wars they might wish to study, the First and Second Barbary Wars. The Barbary Pirates were Islamic terrorists of their day and that is the most revealing way to describe them. You see, the United States has been fighting Islamic terrorism since day one. That is a truth and the American people would be well advised to realize what they are facing before it becomes too late.

 

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September 13, 2017

Is Hamas Being Merged with Hezballah?

 

According to the Head of the Shin Bet Security Service Nadav Argaman, the Gaza based terrorist group Hamas has been deepening its ties with Hezballah in Lebanon and thus becoming closer to Iran and the Shiite efforts to destroy Israel, the United States and the Western World. This is in line with recent developments in Iraq where Iran has been taking the officers and ranking core Islamic State fighters and converting most into Shia Islam while also building Sunni units to use as enforcers against what they view as renegade Shiite groups such as those who follow Muqtada al-Sadr as we reported in our recent post, “Sacrificing Kurds Along with Iraq to Iran.” We will ignore any possibility that Iran might use Hamas to free up more Hezballah forces to be used in Syria, as Syria will be placed once again under the oppressive fist of Bashir al-Assad no matter how long that takes. This is another reason to permit the Kurds to establish their own homelands of Kurdistan across both Iraq and formerly Syria lands in the northern regions. This would provide the world with a place more dependable than Turkey from which to slow the Iranian dreams of spreading into Turkey and on to Greece as the Persians had done over two thousand years ago. The Iranian Ayatollahs have repeatedly spoken of their destiny of reestablishing the Persian Empire and how, as their descendants, their destiny is world conquest. There is that pesky little concept that the Western World gave up on when they renounced colonialism and that will continue to come back to bite them.

 

Whatever the reason for Hamas spreading into Lebanon, it will also not prove favorable for Israel. Iran took a large percentage of the monies, the over one billion dollars and almost immediately resumed their support of Hamas while increasing their aid and support for Hezballah, Bashir al-Assad, the Houthis and started rebuilding their military including the IRGC. Iran has also began consolidating their position in Iraq and with support from the United States and the Kurdish Peshmerga Militias, the Iraqi military has defeated the Islamic State in Mosul and are now using IRGC along with the Iraqi forces to clear the remaining Islamic State holdouts. In less than two weeks, the Kurds will be taking a vote on whether or not to declare their independence from Iraq. Their vote intends to include the Kurdish population in Mosul and to include Mosul within their establishing of Kurdistan. The Iranians are claiming Mosul for Iraq, or at least Iraq is claiming all of what would become Kurdistan as Iraq and will, of course, be under the direct management by the Iranian Ayatollahs. The Kurdish hopes for their homeland, which was promised by the British during World War I, only to have the rug pulled out from under them when oil was discovered in the Mosul area. Now the Kurdish dream may depend on the United Nations and the world giving them the recognition they deserve. The United States State Department official position opposes the Kurdish liberation policy and have called on President Trump to refuse to back their vote should they, as expected, vote for independence. It may end up that the Kurds will need to fight to gain their independence, which will pit them against Iraq, Iran, the IRGC as well as Turkey. Their only hope will be the active support of the United States, something unfortunately unlikely as things now appear.

 

Meanwhile, the future for Lebanon as an actual nation is all but finished as with Hamas now being trained and stationed within their country and already being all but governed by Hezballah, their next elections, if they even have any, will almost certainly remove any semblance of Christian influence and the terrorists will have gained complete control. It would not be out of the question to see the Constitution of Lebanon rewritten so as to remove any requirement that Christians be represented, protected or anything other than Dhimmi as Lebanon will have been completely Islmisized. Additionally, Iran placing Hamas into Lebanon bodes poorly for the future wars against Israel being single front wars. Israel had been fortunate that they have never been forced to face Hezballah in Lebanon and Hamas from Gaza simultaneously. Iran moving some Hamas forces into Lebanon implies that Iran plans on forcing Israel to face a two front war when they next are attacked by terrorist forces with Hamas attacking from Lebanon as well as Gaza plus Hezballah attacking alongside Hamas in Lebanon and from the Golan Heights plus a potential of IRGC forces assisting the terror armies. There is little need to make this a long article but suffer us one last paragraph speculating on possible futures and one hope.

 

Coordinated Iranian Attack on Israel Including Potential Attacks from Jordan

Coordinated Iranian Attack on Israel Including Potential Attacks from Jordan

 

The hope is that President Trump will respond to the pressures from the State Department with stiff waving off of their advice and recognizes the independence of Kurdistan should that be the result of the vote, and all indications are that independence will win by close to three to one in favor. Should President Trump go one further and invoke the support of NATO, even or especially if that requires pressing President Erdoğan to support a Kurdish State or resign Turkey from NATO, something that would actually be good for NATO. Finally, Israel should be particularly watchful for Iranian efforts to take over the Palestinian Authority (PA) or for Hamas to force elections thereby taking over the PA democratically giving Iran three fronts against Israel. Currently, the only thing keeping Fatah in charge of Judea and Samaria is the IDF and Israeli intelligence thwarting the consistent attempts by Hamas to subvert Fatah rule and take over the area themselves. Now with Hamas flush with Iranian aid of weapons and money, their efforts will no doubt be redoubled for taking over the PA. Iran may even have plans to cause an uprising in Jordan and during such conflict, come in and take over Jordan making Israel truly surrounded. This would be the death knell for peace in the remainder of the Middle East. One can expect that Iran will also do all they can to complete their conquest of Yemen and thus complete their encirclement of Saudi Arabia and potentially have the ability to cut off oil and trade between Asia and Europe at the times of their choosing. Once they have Yemen, the world can expect increased piracy in the seas near the mouth of the Red Sea and into the Indian Ocean. Iran is about to surpass North Korea as the world’s primary problem with much of their actions performed by terror entities and through proxies. The end of the Syrian debacle will signal the beginning of the next stage for the Iranian attempts for hegemony of the entire Middle East and their reestablishment of the Persian Empire.

 

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July 19, 2017

Rebroadcast of Abbas is Declaration of War

 

Below is the Palestinian Media Watch noting of the rebroadcast of Mahmoud Abbas’s call to arms, which began the rioting on the Temple Mount from a number of years ago. Today, like then, it came after Arab Terrorists attacked to murder innocents on or around the Temple Mount. This time the rebroadcast came after the assassination of two police officers and the wounding seriously of a third after which Israel closed the Temple Mount for almost one and a half days, reopening it on Sunday evening. Before Abbas, we include the initial attack itself as caught on Temple Mount entrance monitors with commentary and identification of terrorist and the two officers who were murdered. There was a third police officer wounded in the upper torso and extremities before the three terrorists, the two seen in video plus a third terrorist, and all three were quite well armed. We will include some of the pictures taken of their weapons used in this assault, and it was a military style assault with military styled weaponry.

 

 

 

 

Military Type Weaponry used in Police Murderous Assault from Temple Mount

Military Type Weaponry used in Police Murderous Assault from Temple Mount

 

 

 

The actions taken by the Fatah Party, simply another executive branch of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization), which is a universally recognized terrorist group from which the leadership of the Palestinian Authority (PA) was formed in order to use political maneuvers and media in the war to eliminate Israel, once again dipped into the media and rebroadcast the Abbas incitement video. This attack was actually an enforcement by terrorism of the UNESCO denoting the entirety of the Temple Mount to be a Palestinian Heritage Site discounting two thousand years of Christian history and four thousand years of Israelite and Jewish history. This attack also came on the heels of another UNESCO ruling naming the Cave of the Patriarchs in the exact same cave as the cave and field bought by Abraham as told in Genesis 23 with the particular necessary conversations included here.

 

And Sarah died in Kiriath Arba, which is Hebron, in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to eulogize Sarah and to bewail her.
And Abraham arose from before his dead, and he spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
“I am a stranger and an inhabitant with you. Give me burial property with you, so that I may bury my dead from before me.”
And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
“Listen to us, my lord; you are a prince of God in our midst; in the choicest of our graves bury your dead. None of us will withhold his grave from you to bury your dead.”
And Abraham arose and prostrated himself to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth.
And he spoke with them, saying, “If it is your will that I bury my dead from before me, listen to me and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar.
That he may give me the Machpelah Cave, which belongs to him, which is at the end of his field; for a full price let him give it to me in your midst for burial property.”
Now Ephron was sitting in the midst of the sons of Heth, and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth, of all those who had come into the gate of his city, saying,
“No, my lord, listen to me. I have given you the field, and the cave that is in it, I have given it to you. Before the eyes of the sons of my people, I have given it to you; bury your dead.”
And Abraham prostrated himself before the people of the land.
And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, “But, if only you would listen to me. I am giving the money for the field; take {the money} from me, and I will bury my dead there.”
And Ephron replied to Abraham, saying to him,
“My lord, listen to me; a {plot of} land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is it between me and you? Bury your dead”
{This was estimated to be at least double the required going price for this land even had it been prime land instead of a cave which cannot be used for planting and a field still not yet cleared with rocks strewn and trees still standing}
And Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed out to Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, accepted by the merchant.
{Abraham paid the first price mentioned without barter and in silver, not local coinage such as to differentiate this particular burial site from the local people’s burial site such that no person could claim he was a Canaanite.}
And so the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, facing Mamre, was established {in Abraham’s name as a possession}. The field and the cave that was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, which were within its entire border around.
{All the land and cave were} to Abraham as a possession before the eyes of the sons of Heth, in the presence of all who had come within the gate of his city.
And afterwards, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, facing Mamre, which is Hebron, in the land of Canaan.
And the field and the cave within it were established to Abraham as burial property, [purchased] from the sons of Heth.

 

The depth of the telling of this negotiation was deliberate and done so as to establish that Sarah’s burial plot and what was to become Abraham’s family burial plot was and would forever remain property of his family and the tribe of people he was destined to establish and not just another Canaan burial place. It was also done in order to show that Abraham paid a fair, actually more than fair, price for the lands and did so in the sight of many witnesses who were named such that one could ask and receive verification of this sale. This is part of the reason that the UNESCO decision has been such an insult to Jews as well as Christians and would be tantamount to rewarding the British with ownership of Valley Forge as their Heritage Site or declaring the Gettysburg Battle Fields and Cemeteries as solely a Confederate Heritage Site, even more so if there were still those holding that they be permitted to establish a Confederate States of America and were using terrorism to force the United States out of Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and, for good measure, Florida as well as the Gettysburg Memorial Battle Site (see map below). This is pretty much what is claimed by the Palestinians with the exception that there were no Palestinian Arabs anywhere in history before 1964 when Yasser Arafat with assistance of the KGB, the Soviet Union and soon thereafter much of Europe worked in conjunction to invent them with the founding of the PLO. Imagine the scenario of the map below except there had only been the Battle of Gettysburg and otherwise no Confederacy until they formed an organization, a terror group to demand these lands from the United States because they said it belonged to them as Confederate citizens.

 

Areas and States Claimed Confederate States of America

Areas and States Claimed Confederate States of America

 

The real problem now will be if there is any further incitement, it will be followed by weeks of violence all of which the PA will be blaming Israel for causing the violence because Israeli police killed three poor Palestinian Arabs on the Temple Mount after they had done nothing on the Temple Mount other than run when the police chased them with their weapons drawn. That actually would technically be accurate as the murders took place just off the Temple Mount and the Israeli police were murdered outside the Temple Mount at the entranceway and the third wounded just beyond that and then the terrorists ran back to the Temple Mount attempting to make it likely to the al-Aqsa Mosque where they would have joined the others inside and been protected and concealed from the officers and have gotten away until they were identified. The problem many of these young terrorists have is bragging rights and the use quite vociferously thereof that with any amount of detective work the perpetrating terrorists are found out and arrested, or killed in a violent gun fight where they and their protectors will attempt to take as many with them as possible even to include fellow Arabs such that it can be claimed that the Israelis murdered people who had nothing to do with the terror strike near the Temple Mount. Imagine a trio of criminals murder two policemen and wound a third having lunch inside a Waffle House and then run outside heading for a clubhouse one block away and after they shoot at other officers responding to the injured officer’s call for help they are killed. Then somebody starts shouting as a crowd gathers that these victims of police brutality were gunned down for nothing more sinister than running to get to their club house and the police swarmed upon them with their weapons drawn and that was why they pulled their weapons, simply in an attempt to protect themselves.

 

Now there is a community member who is respected and has an office as a liaison at City Hall and he had made an impassioned speech about an instance where the area citizens had swarmed into the streets blocking traffic and refusing to permit anybody not from their area to pass and claimed they were taking over this area and this resulted into three weeks of violent rioting and somebody played this speech repeatedly and posted it to the community Facebook page. What would you think the probability would be of renewed riots in this area that was already known to be violence prone? That is what has been put in place in Jerusalem at the Temple Mount and the areas east of the Temple Mount at present. That is what the rebroadcast and posting of the Abbas speech from 2014 is tantamount to doing and when the rioting starts, round up the usual culprits from Europe, Peace Now, B’Tselem, Partners for Progressive Israel, Rabbis for Human Rights and the rest of the myriads of largely European financed anti-Israel NGOs registered in Israel as human rights supporters and enforcers. What is unique about all of these people is they have had absolutely little if any mention of Daesh (Islamic State) or Bashir al-Assad in Syria or Boko Haran in Nigeria and surrounding countries, the violence from the Sudan against South Sudan, Turkey’s war against the Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish people or any of the near countless other atrocities. They only come out to enforce purported human rights for terrorists and anybody desiring the destruction of Israel. That is what the showing of the rebroadcast of Abbas is intended to produce. Oh, and as far as incitement by Palestinian leadership, well who best to comment than Mahmoud Abbas himself below in a series of videos filled with incitement.

 

 

 

 

 

There are a few items which require stating to give the full meaning of the above videos to define and crystalize the words by Mahmoud Abbas. He refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish State but demands that his state be absolutely Judenrein, wiped clean of every Jew and no Jew even permitted to enter for any reason. This would deny the Jewish People of the right to visit numerous Holy Sites such as the Cave of the Patriarchs, Jacob’s Tomb, Rachel’s Tomb, all of Biblical Hevron, Jericho, Biblical Shechem (Nablus) and numerous other Biblical locations. Further, he demands that all five to eight million, the number keeps fluctuating, Arab refugees into Israel flooding Israel with a huge number of Arabs raised on Jew hatred who would outnumber the Jews in Israel. How exactly can Israel allow such a presence that would deny them the right to remain and likely immediately rise up to murder every Jews from within Israel. The reality is that he does not desire a state for “his” people but to destroy Israel and any hope for a Jewish State. Denial of the right for the Jew to have their state in Israel is anti-Semitism despite all claims to the contrary. Denying that the Jewish People be permitted their own lands would be identical to denying the Chinese to a right to their own nation demanding it be given to its former Japanese conquerors or the Greek not be permitted their own lands as they were conquered by Rome and the Persians thus it should be divided between these nations, Italy and Iran. Denying the Jewish People to reestablish themselves in their ancient homelands and only the Jews being denied such is anti-Semitism. We would like to note another people who have liberated their ancient lands, though not quite as ancient as Israel, and that is the Kurds who have liberated the northern area of Iraq and the neighboring Kurdish region in northeastern and northern Syria. Allowing them independence would be the correct and proper thing for the United Nations and the nations of the world to recognize, which is why it will probably never happen. We here at BTC support the establishment of a Kurdistan as it was promised the Kurdish People by the British until oil was discovered near Mosul and then the deal was broken and the land given to one branch of King Feisal’s family while the other side was granted to his other son called today Jordan. Jordan was initially to be the Arab half of the British Mandate and covered 78% of the Mandate, which is why Abbas is always demanding his owed 22%, as he really believes that only the Arabs are permitted to reside on any of the lands in the entirety of the Middle East and much of Northern Africa. Abbas’s view of the world, carried out to its final reckoning, would have a world that existed of Arab Muslims and then only his clan and those of a few close allies, if they were fortunate and did not ask for much. Finally, Abbas uses the Muslim idea of Taqiyya which the figure below defines nicely. It is required of Muslims by their religion as defined in the Quran to use deceit and deception in order to further Islam and that any fabrication or lie told to an infidel, a non-Muslim, is not a lie because the truth is only Muslims are permitted to demand truth and infidels live in the world of lies because if there were a world full of only truths, it would have only Islam.

 

Taqiyya defined in plain and simple easy to understand terms

Taqiyya defined in plain and simple easy to understand terms

 

He does not believe in Islam beyond the means it provides him for political and financial gain. The Palestinian people receive over half of all funding for presumed victimized people and refugees and yet are amongst the poorest of all refugees. Yasser Arafat’s wife continues to reside in a wealthy condominium area of Paris and vacations regularly in the Riviera and lives a lavish lifestyle. The two retiring leaders of Hamas have individual wealth of many billions of dollars each. Mahmoud Abbas and his three sons are each extremely wealthy having profited from nearly every construction contract and other contracts given to the numerous firms they control. Some of these firms are paid handsomely to provide services, which are no more demanding than appearing at state functions and eating well. Mahmoud Abbas has planned on building himself a residential complex, perhaps palace would be more fitting a term. The expansive building will feature helipads, meeting rooms, an auditorium, a large and well-appointed residence and barracks for a small company of troops who will secure the residence from any disturbance. The estimated cost of this complex (picture below) is around thirteen million dollars; we believe that is a very low estimate. Finally, is Abbas such a loved leader that he requires a small company, Force 17, to guard his residence from intruders? Apparently, that is a necessity.

 

Mamoud Abbas planned masion estimated cosr of thirteen million dollars but will end up costing far more after required kickbacks

 

 

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