Beyond the Cusp

May 25, 2017

Imagine Britain Making Peace with ISIS

 

Imagine Britain Making Peace with ISIS or Europe Making Peace with the Refugees
and then Answer why Israel Need Sacrifice for Arabs Against the Promises of the World?

Imagine if the United Nations, European Union, United States, Russia, China and many European nations gathered with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Islamic State (ISIS) Leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi invited in order to reach an agreement ending the differences between them and ending the terror such as the suicide bombing at Manchester this week which murdered over twenty youths and injured more than fifty more. Assuming that all the Islamic State is actually interested in is the Southwestern Shores with South London as their Capital City. The Southwestern Shores includes Southwest and Southeast England, West Midlands, and Wales (see map below). Currently the Islamic areas have been limited to cantons separated from one another leading to many being left under governance which has no relevance to their needs and way of life. The demand for the unification of these areas for Islamic rule separated from the normative British rule of law allowing for Sharia in these areas. This will require some transfer of populations and these Islamic areas should be free of all others and the Muslims will all be required to relocate within their newly found state. The British should be old hat at such measures and executing such a transfer after managing something very similar when establishing the nation of Pakistan for the Muslims separated from India as a means of settling the violence between the different religions and meeting the Muslim demands for their own region, their own nation. Such a settlement would allow for two countries for two peoples living side-by-side in peace and security. The terrorism and fighting must be addressed and ended once and for all. The attacks like the bombing in Manchester are a cry by an oppressed minority facing an Apartheid like treatment by an oppressive regime in which they have little chance of having their needs addressed. The tearing apart of the two societies must be brought to an end and an equitable settlement reached. These attacks are but an expression by the Islamic minority simply crying for their own area in which they can rule themselves. The numerous attacks do not need to be listed, but still some should be remembered such as the London Underground and Bus Bombing of July 7, 2005; the Glasgow International Airport attack of June 30, 2007; the Beheading of British Soldier Lee Rigby of May 22, 2013 and the recent Westminster Bridge with Palace of Westminster’s Houses of Parliament Entrance vehicle ramming and stabbing attacks which happened recently on March 22, 2017 just to list some of the most horrifically memorable. Time has come to address the base problems, which are the root causes for these attacks, and a fair and equitable solution must be reached. British Prime Minister Theresa May and Islamic State (ISIS) Leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi must meet face-to-face and discuss their differences and as a signal that the British are truly interested in making peace, all Islamic fighters held in British prisons should be released such that when peace has been reached, there will be no outstanding issues and this will be a signal of the British desire for peace and an equal settlement for both peoples. Of course al-Baghdadi would continue to claim he intends on conquering the world, which would include all of Britain.

 

Islamic State and British Isle Two States Side-by-Side Living in Peace and Security

Islamic State and British Isle
Two States Side-by-Side
Living in Peace and Security

 

Yes, this is as ridiculous as requesting that the European union give the refugees their own nation consisting of Greece and surrounding areas in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe for the influx of refugees to settle where they can rule themselves and the remainder of Europe for the remaining Europeans (see map below). This solution leaves many major European nations such as Poland, Germany, Spain, France and the Scandinavian nations as European continuity remaining intact such that the European Union can retain the cross border integrity. This also will leave a separation between the European and their culture and the Islamic culture of the refugees. There should be measures taken where longtime European Muslims who desire remaining as Europeans to be able to retain their standing. This will permit separate continental areas living side-by-side in peace and security. This would just as ludicrous as the suggestion above for the British Isles but somehow it is permissible and even considered preferable for Israel to surrender a fairly large size approaching one quarter of the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea which was promised to Israel when Transjordan was given to the Arab population to be ruled by the Hashemite family. This agreed upon compromise enabled the British to meet their promise to the Arab leaders made during World War I where they promised to give both sons of Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud their own kingdoms. This resulted with King Faisal to rule in Iraq and King Abdullah I to rule in Jordan meeting the British promise to the Arabs. To meet their promise to the Zionists the British Crown, contrary to much of their activities ever since, was that all lands west of the Jordan River were to be protected and given solely to the Zionists for the establish of a Jewish State. Yes, dividing up the British Isles would lead to a war where the might of the British Crown would be brought to bear against those demanding their surrender of half of London and the southwest of the British Isles. The same goes for the European union if they were to be demanded by the world to surrender the southeast of the European continent and transfer the populations from these nations into other nations around the remainder of the European Union would result in a war as well. Yet it is exactly these nations who are all but leading the demands for Israel to surrender nearly one forth of their lands to an Arab State which would be sworn to Israeli destruction. Making matters worse, the lands that Israel is being demanded to surrender would place this hostile nation standing on the highlands overlooking the central and densely industrialized and holding most of the residential occupancy of the Israeli population. Almost all of Israeli power production and almost all of their water treatment along with the vast majority of its industrial employment and production and lastly a number of nuclear power plants and also overlooking the Dimona nuclear research center and numerous colleges, schools and preschools that service the majority of the population. But we know the reason and it is one that most refuse to admit, so let us discuss this further.

 

European Union Made Refugee Friendly While Retaining European Continuity

European Union Made Refugee Friendly While Retaining European Continuity

 

Let us look at Israel and ask what people think immediately when you say Israel. The answer is obvious, the Jews. Israel is the Jewish State, right? Well, in all honestly, not totally. The Jews do make up 75% of the population, with Muslims making up 19.5% of the population, with Christians making up almost 2% of the population, with Druze making up 1.5% of the population and finally the remainder consisting of Hindus, Buddhists, Baha’I and others making up almost 4% of the population. Another misunderstanding is that Israel is made up mostly of Jews from Russian and European nations plus the Anglosphere. The truth is that close to half of the Israeli Jews derive from the Middle East and North Africa and the Islamic world which largely either evicted their Jews directly or by making laws targeting the Jews making their lives so difficult that they were basically forced from their homes. This is a very different picture than what is portrayed by the anti-Israel forces and even far too many of Israel’s friends. Israel does not even appear to be a European colony that is one of the first truths that visitors realize upon arrival. They witness people of every nationality including Ethiopian and Indian Jews, also Jews from Arab lands and from North Africa and the expected Russian and European ethnicity. They witness couples with children and many carriages being pushed by fathers almost as often seen as mothers. Often these strollers are accompanied by additional children and you will see rolling playpens when parent have more young children as this way they can bring toys and move more freely. For those visitors coming from Europe or the United States these numbers of children are reminiscent of their youth when they were children if they are baby boomers. This is a difference than currently in Europe, Russia and the United States where the numbers of children are below replacement rates while the rate in Israel is far healthier and above replacement rate providing a growing population. The fact that Israel is a nation which has a growing population is another reason that Israel can make arguments why she requires all the lands promised by the League of Nations and presumably re-promised by the United Nations. The world appears to have forgotten that the area of Israel they demand to give to the Arabs was originally stolen by Jordan in the 1948 War started by the Arabs in an attempt to destroy the newly formed nation of Israel and they declared their genocidal intent repeatedly for years ahead of the May 15, 1948 declaration of the establishment of Israel. They disregard that many of these Arabs are Jordanians which Jordan illegally forced to relocate and take lands and often houses which had belonged to Jews which they forced from their homes threatening to murder them if they refused to be relocated inside the remainder of Israel. Why is it that the promises given during the making of the Mandates, the establishment guarantees of the British, the League of Nations, the United States, the signatories of the Treaty of Sèvres and the writers and signatories of the United Nations and its Charter which includes their taking on the responsibilities from the League of Nations and the Mandate System, are so temporary; but demands on Israel are due immediately.

 

All the demands that Israel always must return all lands they gain after fighting a defensive war despite the rules of war under International Law are unique as no other nation is expected to act thusly except the United States who do so of their own volition. Israel is almost, if not, required by the world to return lands taken in defensive war and in this case to give away lands liberated in a defensive war that were stolen after Jordan was amongst the numerous nations which attacked Israel when she came into existence on May 15, 1948. Israel has returned the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula twice to Egypt, after their response to the blockade when Egypt cut off their access to the Red Sea in 1956 and again in response to the same action by Egypt plus the Egyptian forces massed on the Israeli southern border and Syrian forces along the north in 1967. The liberation of Judea and Samaria came when Jordan joined the Six Day War during the second day of the war after Israel implored them to remain neutral. Still, the world claims that Israel illegally holds Judea and Samaria ignoring the fact that Jordan illegally held it until Israel liberated, that is liberated, these lands in 1967. Why all of this enmity? If we are to claim it comes from the long history of anti-Semitism, then people roll their eyes and sigh, “Please,” dripping with all the sarcasm and impatience pleading that we not go there. Why such a drastic reaction? The reason is the knowledge that this is true and they do not desire accepting this truth and accepting reality which would give the Israeli arguments more weight. The entire game is do not give Israel an inch of credibility because they will take advantage of any credibility and then you know what will come of that. Our answer is, “No, we do not know what will come of such, tell us.” People then back away from the discussion getting defensive asking, what do we mean by questioning them. They pretend we are claiming they are being evil or deceitful. They know why they are being defensive and so do we but it really does not matter.

 

Mahmoud Abbas will save Israel as he will not accept any deal no matter how wonderful those managing the next peace process, be they for Trump, the United Nations, the European Union, Martians, the Greys or whatever group be they from Earth or from the stars. Abbas will very simply continue demanding more and more until the entire peace process is stretched into the sham it really has become. Even if President Trump finds some means of imposing an agreement on the Palestinian Arabs despite themselves, they will return to terrorism just as they have promised time after time. Mahmoud Abbas and other leaders from the Palestinian Authority and Fatah have all stated that the fight for the liberation of Palestine, all of Palestine will continue even after they make any agreement or peace with Israel. Their fight for the liberation of their lands will continue until every Jews has been driven from their lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. This has been their promise and they are the moderates, actually are. Hamas not only demands that all the lands be liberated, the Jews residing there killed and then every Jew on the planet murdered, they are the ones making Abbas a moderate. So, Abbas is a moderate because he does not desire killing Jews after wiping them out in Israel, that is really not that helpful folks. The fact that the world could not care less that the Arabs’ desire is to murder every Jew in Israel is another troubling fact. Their demands that Israel make concessions every time a new peace process starts simply because they realize and know that unless Abbas gains something he will not meet. They feel for their own pride and false name making they must force this meet despite knowing that Abbas will never make peace because their names must be added to those who managed to hold a meeting and get a picture of Abbas (or Arafat before him) and some Israeli Prime Minister shaking hand with them smiling behind them so they can be declared good peacemakers. Add in an Israeli Prime Minister, and we have had many, who simply adore having their names spoken in Europe and Washington with the title of good Jew attached making these sacrifices despite the harm it does to the Israeli people does not help. Eventually Israel will have nothing left to give, and we are about there, and then the Arabs will claim they have no other choice as the Israelis are not surrendering fast enough and they will start the next Arab-Israeli war. If Israel survives and has any lands that the world can demand they give away, we will start this whole process over from scratch. Eventually the Israeli people will have had enough and then the real solution will come and Israel will demand all that is legally hers. We do not want more and eventually will not accept less. Whether we gain it peacefully or forcefully is up to the leaders of the world but they are too interested in pleasing their Arab friends and their oil sheikhs and that is really a pity. The eventual finality of this masquerade is known to anyone with any knowledge of history, especially ancient history, and still they will all act surprised when this eventuality comes to fruition.

 

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May 17, 2017

The Media that Cried Wolf Too Many Times

 

The latest Trumpism is from the Washington Post, which unfortunately makes one suspect from the start, is that President Trump divulged intelligence secrets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. The White House reply was that no intelligence gathering information or military plans, which were not already public knowledge or sensitive data not already known to both parties, were revealed. Who to believe and who has the right to final arbiter in this case? Well, allow us some explanation about so-called secret information and discussions including such with foreign dignitaries. First item is that many secret and higher classifications are determined by the Executive Branch and as such, their classifications can change. So, the basic fact is that secret information, the absolute lowest level right there alongside sensitive information, the latter oft times more damaging than actual secret information, can be reclassified even on the fly if the situation calls for such reclassification. That means that the White House can reclassify information allowing for sharing of information with the appropriate people, even from Russia, and can cause a reclassification of such information. When the White House has reclassified certain information, such a release will have predictable ramifications and send expected ripples through certain circles. For this reason, after any such reclassification, it becomes necessary to inform people in the intelligence communities, such as the CIA and NSA, so that filters and listening departments can have their directives altered appropriately.

 

What all this means is that unless information is too deep into the secretive layers, Top Secret or higher classification, it can be divulged as long as the gathering techniques remain undisclosed and the appropriate agencies are to be notified at the earliest convenience. These rules would explain the calling of the CIA and NSA by Administration personnel who handle such information and the trail of information and other pertinent implications. Any observational information is often granted secret classification as it waits being scrutinized and its final classification can be determined. There are many in the White House who can grant such information its final recommended level thus often making such secret information into unclassified information. The National Security Advisor, the CIA Chief, Secretary of Defense, and, believe it or not, the President of the United States can make such classifications even on the fly as necessitated. So President Trump disclosed information whose classification he can determine and give a lower classification completely upon his own determination. Under these rules, the President did no wrong and the immediate calls to the CIA and NSA were required once the final classification or reclassifications were issued by the President such that these agencies would not be blindsided by the release of information. Often it is the technique by which such information was acquired that is sensitive and not so much the data itself. There is so much more than the Washington Post reported at play here and because of powers vested in the White House, there was likely nothing more serious than a slight breach in protocols, nothing more. But in the current heated contesting of the legitimacy of the unapproved to be in the White House, their getting an untested drink of water would be blown up into an international scandal.

 

The fevered hyperventilation of the extreme left, which has hijacked the media and many in the political left of the spectrum, proves to be like crying wolf every day, twice a day, just to gain attention and keep the pressure up on the administration hopefully until the Administration is so tied in knots that it becomes impossible to accomplish anything for fear of media second guessing. That has become the atmosphere this Administration is being forced to operate from and in order to make gains they are forced to perform simple tasks which the former Administration performed without even the slightest of doubts being expressed by the media are no longer being tolerated. These normative activities have now become the basics for making impeachment hearings necessary and people’s heads on poles. This is unnatural and makes for a poisonous atmosphere under which every last move is examined from all possible angles seeking the worst one in which to report any act making a walk around the Rose Garden the equivalence to a declaration of war against the decencies set forth by the fourth estate and their cohorts across the leftmost edge of the political spectrum. Lastly, on issues such as anti-terror operations and limiting the effectiveness of the Islamic State, the Russians are our allies and as working allies addressing a shared problem they often would have the right to certain observations and other information about these shared enemies such that the United States and Russian forces do not end up in the same place at the same time giving each away when both are there addressing the same evil. Sharing information is how setting the Islamic State and other ideas of a fair settlement of questions still waiting for information are moved along. This makes the earth-shattering news reported by the Washington Post to belong in the trash, as are many of their opinion pieces, which was largely expanded to include too many front-page stories.

 

Earth as ISIS soft Target Bullseye

 

It becomes a problem when headlines in all too many newspapers have taken to resorting to attacks upon the President because it is what is expected from them. Almost every news-cycle there appears to be yet another scandal emanating from the President or at least one from the White House inner and most confidential staff, which of course warrants the impeachment of the President. One has to wonder what these peopled expect would happen should their wildest dreams come true and they successfully impeach President Trump. All such would accomplish is the placing of Vice President Pence into the White House and not Hillary Clinton. Truth be told, anything short of a revolution would be incapable of placing Hillary Clinton in the White House any time before 2020. Even in 2020 it would require Hillary Clinton to prevail against an even stronger President Trump, she would need to defeat him in a Presidential Election. At this current juncture, President Trump would be even more formidable and more difficult to defeat in his current level of popularity. Otherwise, there is no means of replacing President Trump with a Democrat of any stripe before the next elections. Invalidating the Trump election would set a dangerous precedent under which all future Presidents would necessarily fall, and such restrictions might make cooperation with other powers, with allies. Sometimes where dissemination of information is required, some items may require a reevaluation before being restored as secret or placed in the more general classification, potentially having all secrets revealed to the world.

 

The information, which was disclosed, appears to have been one of the aforementioned classified secret waiting for final evaluation by probably the State Department. Fortunately, the White House can also determine the level of secrecy was involved in this instance. That means they had every opportunity to pass a bill making such information a higher classification, which would even forbid many Congressional members from being able to read the contents without a minder familiar with the information looking over your shoulder and advising you of your options. The United States systems of government would necessarily slow and grind ever more relentlessly to a complete halt. Nothing could ever be accomplished simply because almost every iota, every scintilla of information gathered outside Congress would not be permitted review until its final determination was completed and the level of secrecy calculated. By having their secrecy calculated, we would be referring to the current rules regarding document classifications and its application to have them addressed in a timely manner. Still, such hindrances must be weighed against the potential for harm or for miscalculations being made to permit such information be used by allies in the War of Terror who may have lives depending on this. Allies come in all shapes and sizes and include the Russians when it comes to the Islamic State. That was the why President Trump revealed the information in question. Given a choice, the President decided that divulging this information would permit the Russians to perform towards the Islamic State in a positive and policy affirmative manner supporting the American aims for the destruction of the Islamic State forces and ideology. Weighing this desired end against all else, it made sense for this information to be shared in a timely manner and that is what the President did with the full knowledge of the correct individuals from his Cabinet assisting on this decision. They then notified the relevant agencies as required but this will never satisfy the get Trump out at any cost forces.

 

The entire reason behind these accusations is finally find one that sticks. The leftists and their minions are going to continue to holler about one thing after another until they wear down the sane opposition and they get their one or two or ten special investigations with a couple actually garnering some traction. Then they plan on wrapping President Trump so tightly, by whatever scandal they find gained traction such that everything he attempts is stifled and prevented from coming to fruition because it can be claimed that until the investigation is complete he must not be allowed to pursue any agenda. This is the end result desired, a President so hounded that he gives up attempting to do anything starting with draining the swamp. Nobody is quite sure what draining the swamp might entail and what skeletons will rise from the swamp. Fear of things becoming known or seen as the swamp drains has both sides of the aisle nervous with the left in full panic. Their panic is because they do know what some of the things that would be revealed by draining the swamp and are very worried about these items seeing the light of day. They are like frightened vampires who cannot be taken out into the noon or afternoon sun or they may explode. The entire concept behind these investigations and the desire for one to gain traction was made evident when one leftist spoke truthfully the other day demanding that whatever special prosecutor they might finally expect to entertain, that the investigations should be prepared to continue for four to eight years. Funny they should pick such numbers, four or eight years, exactly the length of one term or possibly two terns just in case they are unable to bring Trump low and make him to heel like a good puppy doing absolutely nothing the entirety he is in office be that four or eight years, we can tie him up answering investigations for that long. This is the great idea from the left, hogtie the President and intertwine as many cabinet posts into their web snaring them also for the entire length of the Presidential term, be it four years or a full on eight years. That one message spoken by a Democrat calling for a variable length investigation which could last merely four years and then declare they found no wrong but if Donald Trump gets reelected the special prosecutor could then fill another four years with stifling every effort made by any in the Administration, especially anything involving the top appointments. So, my friends, the most basic level, the screaming will continue until another progressive leftist is ensconced in the White House to finish what President Obama started, the conversion of the United States into European Union II. Once that has been accomplished, then the deconstruction of the United States as a world power can commence earnestly and never again will Americans be considered anything other than the new Europeans and the cowboy will be forever vanquished. They are planning nothing short than the death of American Exceptionalism once and for all. The question is will America allow the systematic deconstruction of everything they once stood for? We fear that they just might, but hoping we are wrong and they do fight and rage against the dying of the light.

 

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April 13, 2017

Frightening Challenges Facing All in the World

 

Syria is a problem from which there may be no good solution as there is much confusion and has as many facets as a rare gem, each reflecting hostilities on all the others. Every side of this entanglement fights for their own glorification seeking supremacy. Bashir al-Assad is attempting to prove that he is as worthy to carry the torch of leadership as was his father and to the grand level his deceased brother was expected to bestow on the nation as its President. He is attempting to overcome having been always the lesser son whose superior brother died tragically leaving him as the nation’s second choice. His attempts at overachievement could be diagnosed as some twisted form of Napoleonic Syndrome despite his height but due to his being measured by his father as always coming up short of what a leader should be. Add to the mix there is the Islamic State whose leadership fully believe that they are serving a greater purpose and are the proper leadership of all Islam and that they are defining the religion for every Muslim in the world. Their initial military successes have come to a crashing halt and are starting to find their opposition making valid and strong challenges and taking back territories which the Islamic State had initially conquered. Then there are al-Qaeda and other terror groups fighting representing the Sunni opposition to Alawite rule as it is a form of Shia Islam which they oppose and believe are apostates. There are also the Kurdish militias which are mostly concerned with defending their people and are having the greatest challenge coming from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, who has claimed to be fighting the Islamic State and other terrorist groups but has used the majority of his troops to attack the Kurdish populations. Additionally there are the Iranian forces which mostly consist of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who Iran is backing further with Hezballah terror militias from Lebanon. From time to time these two groups attempt to draw Israel into the war by launching artillery or rockets into the Golan Heights. Israel will return fire when they have a solid set of coordinates on which to return fire and which also do not endanger civilians but, other than these, Israel refuses to be drawn into the fighting. Finally there is Russia who is most interested in retaining their two naval ports which are within the Alawite region of Syria which places them in the position of supporting Bashir al-Assad. The recent presumed bombing of targets with chemical weapons such as Sarin Gas which murdered civilians received a strong attack from the United States on the originating airfield with over fifty Tomahawk Cruise Missiles. This drew a strong rebuke by both al-Assad and Russian President Putin.

 

By comparison, the remainder of the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) is only slightly less violent and confused. Yemen is also in the midst of a civil war with the Houthis being backed by Iran while Saudi Arabia is supporting the government forces of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. Egypt had supported the Saudi Arabian side providing mostly air support but lost faith in the situation and no longer supports anyone in the Yemen civil war. Libya is a complete disaster with tribal forces warring for preeminence while terrorist forces use some contested areas for training recruits readying them for fighting usually elsewhere. At one point al-Qaeda and Islamic State had cleared out territories they used for training but when they came under attack by tribal forces decided to simply leave as they had no reason to take part in the wars in Libya. The Sudan and South Sudan, which declared independence on July 9, 2011, have remained in a state of conflict with the Sudan sending militias forces raiding their southern neighbor as the Sudan has not fully recognized their independence and still believe that most of the people of South Sudan to be infidel or inferiors and see their military actions as a cleansing the territory of enemies of Islam. Somalia continues to be basically without true governance and has become a destabilizing force for its neighboring nations most notably Eretria as well as Kenya and Ethiopia. There are further threats centered on Nigeria with Boko Haram attacking Christian villages and other sites as well as Islamic villages where they kidnap “volunteers” to fight in their Islamic Army. Boko Haram had pledged their allegiance to Islamic State but whether that remains intact is questionable. All of these Islamic disruptions are largely traceable to what was often referred to as the Arab Spring which largely destabilized the entire area of MENA with the exception of places where there existed strong dictatorial governance such as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States and Egypt which survived due to the military taking back the control they had lost to the Muslim Brotherhood after President Mubarak was forced from office under direct pressure from United States President Barack Hussein Obama. Iraq is still in a state of unrest with the Sunni and Shia segments of the population still facing difficulties resulting from a premature removal of United States forces by President Obama who was fulfilling a campaign promise sparking a low level of conflict. Meanwhile the Kurds are continuing to provide their own defense and act as if under semi-autonomous rule. Then there is a problem where the developed world has been inundated by refugees from these many conflicts plus increasing unrest and instability in Afghanistan leading to the new United States President, Donald Trump, to impose a temporary ban on immigration from seven nations where vetting to identify terrorist entities has proven difficult. This ban has fallen into court challenge and is still to be resolved but odds are the ban will stay in place for the ninety days while new vetting procedures are finalized.

 

Allied loosely with Syria and Iran is another problematic location, North Korea. The erratic leadership by Kim Jong Un who has ordered executions of senior officials including his uncle and also ordered the assassination of his half-brother all in the name of national security but actually to secure his position from any challenges. Kim Jong Un has also been petulant and often challenges the United States claiming that he is prepared to reply to any and every provocation by the erratic leadership of who he calls the nation’s greatest enemy. With the recent attack on the Syrian airfield both Kim Jong Un and Bashir al-Assad have denounced the United States as being imperialistic, colonial and using false excuses to try and extend the autocratic rule of the United States over more of the world through many varied and devious means. Both leaders have recently threatened to attack the United States or its forces and allies wherever and whenever possible and as necessitated by the warlike actions of the United States. The most violent of threats have come from North Korea and have been taken seriously as by many measures, Kim Jong Un is considered to be irrational and possibly not entirely rational and sane. The latest episode is currently playing out as the United States has diverted an aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and her strike group from harboring in Australia and is having them head towards the Korean Peninsula passing through the western Pacific. Kim Jong Un has raised the specter of a nuclear strike against the aggressor United States if a posture of war should continue and claims to be watching closely any aggressive behavior by the United States and its allies.

 

A World All Upside Down

A World All Upside Down

 

Add to this the threats by Syria and the displeasure shown by Russian President Putin and there are quite a number of signals which could be interpreted seriously wrong and any one could have devastating consequences. Needless to say, such unrest around the world, nerves frayed and on edge and troops moving and shots being taken on two separate fronts, one in the western Pacific Ocean, Sea of Japan, East China Sea, Yellow Sea and possibly the Bay of Korea while the other is in the Mediterranean Sea, the world is balanced on a razor’s edge unlike anything since the end of the Cold War. We are a far cry from Cuban Missile Crisis stage but the world need take a deep breath and calm itself before somebody somewhere misreads intents and starts something which could quickly fly out of control and lead to serious sets of actions, reactions and counter reactions ending who knows where. Add in the increased amount of terrorism and rising crime rate in much of Europe and that simply adds another tinderbox to the sparks and electrical arcing from friction and frayed wires on too many fronts. You know things are tense when Israel is seemingly a singular place where the level of unrest could be considered calm, at least this far into the year. Being nervous is seemingly in fashion for world leaders currently and that is never a good sign. We need to remember that it was the assassination of a little known Austrian Archduke named Fred, well, you’re right, Ferdinand, but I bet his friends called him not Fred but Archduke Fred, which started the War to End All Wars. That War later was renamed World War I as it led kind of directly to World War II and if there ever should be a World War III and the human race survives, it will be traced in some means to World War II and thus World War I. If we were honest, we would realize that one could trace all warfare back to Cain’s Murder of Abel if we really tried, so don’t be too complacent, the world leadership sure has not been of late. We have too many people thinking they should rule the world or they already rule the world and all of them are mistaken, or at least we had best hope they all realize such. They won’t and we will all be the worse off for it.

 

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