Beyond the Cusp

September 16, 2016

After Jerusalem Comes Rome

 

There was a time around the late 1300’s when there was this concept that Constantinople was the third holiest city in Islam and as such had to be conquered and the Christian stain blotted out. Finally, in 1453 Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II after a fifty plus day siege and the implementation of a number of huge siege cannons which finally broke through one of the weaker points of the great city’s walls, walls that had withstood every pounding which had come before and barely showed a scratch. Constantinople had repulsed repeated Muslim assaults from the 7th century onward. Its triangular site made it all but impregnable. Two sides were surrounded by sea, and the third landward side was commanded by the great Walls of Theodosius, a massive defensive barrier four miles long and many yards wide and tall even at its weakest points. This was the greatest bastion in the medieval world. In a thousand years the city had been besieged some twenty plus times, yet none had been able to crack open those land-filled walls. The largest of the huge siege cannons used by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II fired projectiles of stone weighing as much as 1,500 pounds, three-quarters of a ton, and measured two and a half to three feet in diameter depending on the particular cannon. These stone spheres were mined and shaped on the north coast of the Black Sea and transported to the cannons by barges. The largest of the cannons was no less impressive with a length of twenty-seven feet and a barrel wall a full eight inches of solid bronze to absorb the force of the blast. The blasting through the walls of Constantinople signified the end of the wall as a means of preventing a determined attacker. After Constantinople fell and was renamed Istanbul and the Hagia Sophia transformed into a mosque, the third holiest city in Islam had been conquered and settled down to a less noble designation, it was merely the capital of the Ottoman Empire now.

 

Great Turkish Bombard Siege Cannon Utilized by Mehmed II in his Siege and Breaking of the Impenetrable Great Walls of Constantinople

Great Turkish Bombard Siege Cannon
Utilized by Mehmed II in his Siege
and Breaking of the Impenetrable
Great Walls of Constantinople

 

One need understand that when Constantinople was the third holiest city in Islam, Jerusalem was already occupied by Muslims thus was just a sideshow in an inhospitable land. The Temple Mount had been used often as a place to dump trash and things unwanted. Now with Constantinople comfortably called Istanbul and Jerusalem not under Islamic rule, Jerusalem has become the third holiest city in Islam. With time one of two end results over Jerusalem will be the result. Either the world will have used their combined militaries against Israel in order to establish the Arab faux-nation of Palestine on the grave of the Jewish State or, the preferred solution, the world tires of the incessant deadlock and washes their collective hands of the entire mess and Israel reestablishes herself to the promised borders as denoted in San Remo and countless places since; and Jerusalem returns to its rightful place as the capital city it has only ever been, the capital of the Jewish state of Israel. This eventuality may not be as distant as many believe as there may become a situation where it serves Islam to choose a new third holiest site in Islam as another of their list of prized locations, future third holiest cities or locations in Islam. Paris and London are potential cities for the next to be conquered, also known as third holiest place in Islam. But there is one place, not really a city and a strange place for a country, but this place would replace Jerusalem in a heartbeat if it became a potential place to fall before Islam. The city is Rome, the small nation is the Vatican, and the two would quickly become the third holiest place in Islam if the refugees who are streaming across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya, Tunisia or Algeria continue. Imagine if these refugees making their way to Europe decided that settling in Rome might be a city they could become a significant minority with a high enough percentage of the population that they feel they reached the tipping point and the time was ripe to push the Christians from Rome and start transforming the cathedrals and churches into Mosques and eventually pressing their newly gathered strength and realize their dream of turning St. Peter’s Basilica into the Grand Great Vatican Mosque of Mohammad. It might be Paris or London or Cologne or Winchester and the new mosques would be in Paris La Mosque de Notre Dame; in London it would be Westminster Mosque; in Cologne there might be Hohe Domkirche Mosque, or Mosque of Winchester. Should the future fulfill the future as interpreted by the majority of vocal Imams; then any church, cathedral, temple, synagogue or other religious building could become a mosque with the addition of a single minaret from which the call to prayer can be sounded. Some cathedrals and churches already have a tall tower often a belfry which after removing the bells and installing a high output speaker system capable of blaring out the call to prayer over a distance of a mile or more to be assured that every Muslim would know when the time to pray is upon them. Five times each and every day like clockwork that you could set your watch to and possibly use as your morning alarm clock the call will be made loud and clear, well, at least loud.

 

Cathedrals and Churches in Paris or London or Cologne or Winchester which May Become Great Mosques in the Future

Cathedrals and Churches in Paris or London
or Cologne or Winchester which May
Become Great Mosques in the Future

 

The denotation of third holiest site in Islam is adaptable as history has shown. There is no reason why it cannot change as the situation changes and another great city of importance to either the other main religions or other national capital cities, anyplace where Islam desires to make a gain and spend religious capital declaring some location as a great holy place for Islam thus causing more Muslims to relocate to the target city and thus reinforcing their claims eventually leading to their realization becoming established fact. The reason that this is not succeeding with Jerusalem is that living in Gaza or Areas A or B in Judea and Samaria is so unattractive to likely any Muslim almost anywhere outside of those stuck for three or four generations in an Arab refugee camp, a situation perpetuated by their Arab and Muslim brothers and sisters in order to use them as a threat and bludgeon to destroy Israel and a means of generating massive amounts of funding which is siphoned off to buy weapons and explosives for terrorist uses. So, as things stand, their assault to claim Jerusalem is frozen in place which is why should things change, which is happening as the situations throughout Europe are quite fluid with the flood of refugees which the Europeans may have figured out were a threat and attempted inundation and conquest almost too late to put a stopper in the bottle. Still, there are hundreds if not thousands still making their way to Europe by any and every route and means possible from train, car and bus to row boat and rubber dingy to airplane, speed boat or possibly glider if the means were to present itself. Germany and Sweden appeared to be the hardest hit, but France and Italy could not be far behind as they would be the first place the small boats from North Africa would reach and to make things even more troublesome the Italian navy has been plucking Muslims out of the water after their boats sank. Below is one of the least disturbing of the videos as this rescue was simply taking people from a boat which was not going anywhere too fast and the people required a helping hand and the Italian Navy was there to assist. The video also points to one of the bigger problems, the people dealing in getting these people into the Mediterranean often charging hundreds of Euros per person and overcrowding the boat leaving their victims drifting without but a hope and a prayer. The only saving grace they received was from the Italians and they were stuck out in the Mediterranean by their Islamic Brothers.

 

 

The collapse of the Islamic world and their exodus into Europe is in what is a fitting case of being hoist on their own petard, or collecting on their own inflicted hardships foisted on the survivors of the Ottoman Empire with the forming countries which were designed to fail, or at least with no consideration if tribal borders with their mandates and Sykes-Picot. Now those states have collapsed with a little assist, or lack of prevention, by the United States as President Obama set out to prove that the United States had not been a force for good and stability but a force for oppression and degradation. President Obama ended up proving the necessity of a strong United States to hold things in balance and stable while also allowing for the perfidy of the European powers after World War I which perpetuated the problems in Europe leading to World War II and now the collapse of the Islamic Arab world with refugees fleeing into Europe which is economically ill prepared to absorb the flood of refugees, especially as a percentage hidden within are instigators and terror specialists. The experiment performed to prove the United States as an unnecessary evil which needed to be reined in for the world to experience freedom and unparalleled progress and liberation failed and failed so miserably that even President Obama realized he needed to actually redeploy United States Military Forces to the Middle East, though it proved too little too late. The question is has the American public learned anything from the last eight years where the United States wallowed in an economic blasé while the world burned? The election coming up would be a measure of to what extent they might have learned. If their realized the mistake their foreign policy caused, then the election will go against Hillary Clinton who was behind or at least a party to Libya, Benghazi, the Iraq pullout, the Russia reset failure, the Syrian red line fiasco, and the retreat of the United States from the world scene. Prediction? We fear that the American public has largely not even realized their leadership’s responsibility in the mayhem worldwide and will support Hillary Clinton with over 45% and potentially place her into the White House and if so for the full eight years possible. For those who want the worst possible news, if for some reason like being indicted before the Democrat Convention and convicted before the election and forcing the Democrat Party to replace her with their only other rational choice, Bernie Sanders, he would win in a landslide against Donald Trump, or at least that is how we see it. Of course we would not be overly surprised if Hillary would win the election from within a prison cell as without her reminding the public how shrill she usually is the better her chances of winning. Should Hillary win, we will need to answer the question of where will the world be four years hence and will there be any turning back at that point.

 

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February 3, 2016

Europe to Face Cultural Islamic Revolution

 

The refugees flooding into Europe are going to balkanize just as too many of the former Islamic immigrants have done but with far worse consequences. These refugees carry with them a carcinogenic element injected intentionally into their body of people which will activate when the moment presents itself. Most of these refugees have little if any marketable skills by which to gain employment and thus will spend their days on the government dole with nothing to busy themselves with and eventually their idleness and futile outlook for any improved life being one of complete bankruptcy that they will turn to their Imams and community leaders and their old institutions such as the Muslim Brotherhood for guidance. The youth in particular will be swayed into beliefs that the Europeans are treating them as inferiors and that they are being denied their proper place in the society and it is simply another form of colonial racism and that the only answer is Islam and the conquest and taking what is rightfully theirs by Jihad. It may happen immediately, it may take a year, two years or a decade but it is coming and there will be little to prevent it unless steps are taken now to educate and train as many of the refugees as the Europeans are able and find some way of integrating them into the culture and daily life of an average European. The current economic problems in Europe are going to make such a Herculean task but the alternative will be civil wars across Europe and a very good chance that Europe will fall and become a conquest under colonial occupation of Islam.

 

Don’t think that is possible, then look at history. Before the Ottoman Empire there were a series of Caliphs each one building on the previous Caliph. The Arab Muslims came roaring out of the Arabian Peninsula after consolidating the area starting with Mecca and Medina around 632 A.D. (see map below). Their next conquest took place until 661 A.D. under the first four Caliphs. The Umayyad expansion continued through around 750 A.D. and entered Spain (Andalusia) as well as Central Asia. During these expansions the Arab Muslims conquered the Persians, the Assyrians, the North African and Middle East holding of the remnants of the Roman and Byzantine Empires. They conquered the Berbers and numerous other nations and tribes across the entirety of the MENA map (Middle East and North Africa). And this was just the start as the next expansion came from their longest ruling group from out of Turkey, the Ottomans. In the meantime the Arab Muslims enjoyed some of their most celebrated successes with their further military campaigns into France and Turkey and their eventual defeat of the fortress city of Constantinople which they renamed Istanbul and with the city came the famed cathedral of the Hagia Sophia which was transformed into a Mosque which entailed plastering over the many tile mosaics, some of which have been uncovered and the Hagia Sophia turned into a museum, for now. Examples of these mosaics are pictured below the map. The Islamic Empire began to crumble as it divided under separate Caliphs, Emirs, Ayatollahs, Mahdi, Mullah, Sheikhs and Sultans until around 1300 A.D.

 

 

Expansion of Islam Across MENA and threaten Europe before Ottoman Rule

Expansion of Islam Across MENA and threaten Europe before Ottoman Rule

 

 

Hagia Sophia Mosaics

Hagia Sophia Mosaics

 

Now starts the last phase of Islam as a major power and empire with the rise and then crumbling of the Ottomans and their empire. The Ottomans were a tribe from northeastern Turkey who rose to prominence around 1300 A.D., seizing power from a crumbling Islamic Empire replacing it with a rejuvenated Islamic Empire as they conquered much of what had been held by Islam to that date and expanded Islam into new territories in Europe, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans and the Caucuses surrounding the entirety of the Black Sea reaching their peak around 1683 A.D.

 

 

Ottoman Empire Ascending includes Golden Age of Islam

Ottoman Empire Ascending includes Golden Age of Islam

 

The Ottoman Empire enjoyed steady growth for almost four hundred years and then continued their rule until they finally started to stagnate and then decline with the main declines beginning around 1800 A.D. (see map below). As the Ottoman Empire continued to collapse, Russia began to prop the remnants of the Ottoman Empire as a wedge preventing the complete collapse and placing revolution and anarchy on its southern border. The Russian assistance halted with the onset of World War I when the Ottoman Empire sided with Germany and Austria-Hungarian Empire while Russia joined the allied powers which included Italy, France, Britain and Japan with the United States entering the war at a later date. The Muslims still believe that there was something horribly wrong with the world and still hold to hopes that they can return to their glorious days as one of the great powers on the planet and realize that with the end of European colonialism, a colonialism which is dwarfed compared to the conquests and colonial exploits of Islam whose conquests and rule outside of the Arabian Peninsula lasted over twelve-hundred years while European colonialism in the same areas lasted under fifty years and well under five-hundred years in total in almost every other area where the Europeans held colonies. The Islamic hold on the major parts of the MENA nations lasted longer than the Greek colonies, the Roman Empire and is only exceeded by the empire of Egypt which went through different eras of Pharaohs but remained Egypt and held areas from the borders of modern Turkey, then the Hittites, to somewhere bordering the empires of Persia, Babylonia, Israelite under David and Solomon, Carthage and first fell but continued to hold power and eventually became a separate empire under the Greeks from which the Egyptian rulers emerged as the Polemic Greeks and even continued to share rule under the Roman Empire and only lost their sovereignty and the end of that Egyptian line permanently when falling to Islam.

 

 

Ottoman Empire in Decline 1800 through 1914 and Start of World War I

Ottoman Empire in Decline 1800 through 1914 and Start of World War I

 

What we have seen today is the Arab Spring produced an Arab Winter which is far from over for the Islamic nations as they have gone from dictatorial statists, some might say fascist, to rule by religious supremacists intent on spreading Islam to a new Caliphate under the rule of whichever person or group currently holds the reins of power. Currently there are probably more individuals or groups presuming to be the next glorious leaders of a resilient and ascendant Islam which will make them the Caliph who fulfilled the Quranic prerequisite that the world be united under Islam as it was to be the sole religion in all of the Earth if peace was ever to be attained. The dictates of Islam, according to numerous leaders throughout its history, make it a self-fulfilling prediction that peace can only be attained once they are the victors and rule the entirety of Earth. The main contestants currently vying to be that leader are President Erdogan of Turkey, Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran, the entire Saudi Royal Family in Saudi Arabia and leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the Islamic State’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Make your betting pools at your offices now as after Islam rules the world such betting pools, and much of the sporting events which are the staple for work place betting pools, will be a thing of the past.

 

This bring us to the present and the flooding of Europe, Canada and the United States. Hidden within these refugees are theoretical implanted terrorists, terror coordinator and other individuals with other required to plan, train, execute, equip and specialists at bomb making, weapons trainers, facilitators for smuggling and/or acquiring weapons, ammunition, explosives, people, chemicals and other miscellaneous requirements. The Europeans and North Americans have little to no idea who is entering their lands with many who have entered Europe apparently not bothering with the little formalities of registering with their intended new nation and just melting away into the background. Those choosing not to reveal their presence beyond being counted when they crossed the border but soon thereafter simple wandering off into oblivion surely to reappear in the most unfortunate of manners making themselves known for whatever acts of terror they will take part in executing. Many will never surface as their execution of their assigned duties in furthering the jihadi conquest of Europe through terrorist acts which they facilitate and whatever else may be required. For all the Western World nations know they are admitting groups of unknowns, Germany has already stated that they have lost track of six-hundred-thousand of their just over one-million refugees from the past month. Should this over fifty percent of refugees actually being infiltrators who desire no part of their new home as they are there for one reason and one reason only, the likely overthrow of the government and the establishing of an Islamic state with the wholesale slaughter of non-Muslims who refuse to convert and doing so with great enthusiasm. Much of what the all but completely unchecked, unverifiable, unintended and ill-advised opening of European borders has already sparked regrets and claims of desire to return tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of refugees as they have already overtaxed every governmental system put in place to presumably care for and monitor the incoming refugees as apparently everyone misjudged the totals of numbers of Islamic claimants to the refugee status would arrive when invited. Perhaps they now understand why Israel refuses to allow a similar influx by first offering to accept a stated number of “Palestinian refugees” knowing full well that a similar overrunning of Israel with refugees would be the result. Still, there is one thing that this experience will fail to accomplish, and that is to have a single European change their attitude or the extents to which they will try to impose their ideas for a fair solution upon Israel which knowingly will end the Jewish State with a second Holocaust as that would remove their guilt for allowing the first as they would claim that was simply the Jews fault in both instances as they brought it upon themselves in both instances. Some things in this world will never change and anti-Semitism in all its forms, anti-Israelism, anti-Zionism, anti-Judaism, replacement theology, supersessionism, and the idea that the Jews brought every problem, war, pestilence and tragedy into the world with their perversions of morality and too many other twisted accusations and hatreds to even name, those will never change.

 

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October 23, 2015

Israel Versus the Universe; Almost

 

When one researches the various campaigns against Israel, violent attacks against Israelis, political assaults on Israel, hearings over offensive acts by Israel, and court filings of wrong-doings by Israel are sufficient in quantity that it certainly feels like it is not just Earth, our solar system, the Milky Way are against Israel but actually as if the entire universe, the entirety of the results from the Big Bang (represented below because we like this picture) lining up against Israel such that almost nothing takes the side of Israel except the One that counts for more than everything else, Hashem who works in mysterious and unknown ways which sometimes can be frustrating for Israel and Israelis. One article is completely beyond our ability to research in under a decade and more than anybody would care to read through on their lunch break or wherever our friends read BTC. So we will look at some of the reactions from around the planet concerning the current Third Intifada and the near constant violence being perpetrated against innocent civilians mostly with the few rare attacks on police, IDF and Border Police. The reactions from around the world have been nothing if not a preposterous exercise in blaming the victims and demands on victims to be more passive in their own defenses. Perhaps some examples from the recent past are in order.

 

 

Visualize the Big Bang Represented in the Center and the Galaxies of 13.7 Billion Years Later as the Universe is Today Resplendent in All the Glories of Creation Baruch Hashem

Visualize the Big Bang Represented in the Center
and the Galaxies of 13.7 Billion Years Later
as the Universe is Today Resplendent in All
the Glories of Creation Baruch Hashem

 

 

One of the most insidious of attacks has come from a tag team effort with the Arab Palestinian Authority with their facilitators at UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). It was not enough for UNESCO to recognize a state of Palestine granting it statehood despite being unable to define the boundaries and against the very charter which defines what is necessary for UNESCO to recognize a state, but they did not wish to be left out of the rush last year’s race by NGOs and other organizations to recognize a state of Palestine in whatever borders it eventually will be defined with, what a deal. They honestly recognized an amorphous entity with no defines or permanent border or even to have a singular defined government over both the areas under the PA and the only place which is defined with a border is Gaza ruled by Hamas, so which one did UNESCO recognize? This year the PA was backed by the six Arab members; Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, which initially attempted to include the entirety of the Old City of Jerusalem including so specifically that it was actually stated, the Western Wall and the Kotel Plaza which the PA claimed Israel was working to destroy the wall in order to assault the Temple Mount and destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. At least this demand was turned down by UNESCO with their Director-General Irina Bokova who berated the PA representatives directing them to remove this preposterous claim of the Western Wall and Kotel to be a Muslim Holy Site as absurd. Still, UNESCO did decide in a vote of twenty-six in favor, six voted against, and twenty-five abstentions where United States, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Estonia being the only nations resisting this Islamic assault on Jewish historic and ancient holy sites which predate Islam by not just a mere few centuries but by a thousand years plus, but why should a millennium plus stand in the way of allowing another usurping of other religious holy sites by the usurpers and destroyers of all things holy to other religions and especially those far more ancient than Islam itself. We all remember the Taliban and the desecrations and destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan (pictured below).

 

 

Buddhas of Bamiyan before pictured on the left and being destroyed with explosives by Taliban forces on the right

Buddhas of Bamiyan before pictured on the left and
being destroyed with explosives by Taliban forces on the right

 

 

This is not the first time around the mulberry bush and making inventive and preposterous claims permitted by UNESCO for the PA as they have made such decisions before. As we see in this video below, where Mahmoud Abbas made the claim that not only was the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount an Islamic holy site but that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is also an Islamic holy site, and the PA has already made requests with the backing from Jordan to make the Church of the Nativity also as an Islamic holy site under their management and protection. Islam has had a history of conversions of other religious holy sites and making them instead Islamic holy sites with the most famous the defiling of the Hagia Sophia being converted into a Mosque after the fall of Constantinople (pictured below). This will become a standard practice across Europe as churches and especially cathedrals are sold to Islamic groups who will convert them into mosques.

 

 

 

 

Hagia Sophia Mosque as transformed by Islamic Conquerors was once the Greatest of Cathedrals in the World Until Constantinople fell to Islamic forces

Hagia Sophia Mosque as transformed
by Islamic Conquerors was once the
Greatest of Cathedrals in the World
Until Constantinople fell to Islamic forces

 

 

But UNESCO was not the only United Nations sanctioned action taken concerning Israel this past week. Showing great consternation and sympathy for the victims of the violence which has shaken Israel for the past few months and continuing to escalate each week worse than the previous to the point that each day is not measurably worse than the previous day and soon it may be said of each hour as Hamas has called for their operatives and forces in Judea and Samaria and anywhere else there are those who support their struggle against the Jew to strike the Jew and conduct suicidal homicide bombings across all of Israel and into the settlements and Hamas also challenged the forces from Fatah and the PA to also take up this challenge. On a mission to curb the escalating violence, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made a surprise visit to discuss the situation with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and also spoke with opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog who echoed much of the message of the Prime Minister, then visited PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and after discussed the situation and possible ways to disarm the situation before it spiraled out of control. Before continuing further on Ban Ki-moon’s surprise visit, allow us to congratulate his denunciation of the PA violence and desecration committed against Joseph’s Tomb last Friday where he commented, This “reprehensible act is yet another example of the escalating violence in the region, threatening to further inflame sensitivities owing to the religious significance of Joseph’s Tomb.”

 

 

Ban Ki-moon pictured at his New York, Turtle Bay, United Nations high podium which must make him feel almost omnipotent instead of as the inept stooge of Mahmoud Abbas Hamas Iran and other terrorists

Ban Ki-moon pictured at his New York, Turtle Bay, United Nations
high podium which must make him feel almost omnipotent instead of
as the inept stooge of Mahmoud Abbas Hamas Iran and other terrorists

 

 

But when it comes to the third Intifada which has been afflicting Israelis across all of Israel with stabbings, shootings, car attacks running down Jews, rock throwing, firebombing and gang assaults; all the Secretary General could manage was to demand that both sides step back from the abyss and refrain from taking the violence even further and taking the situation beyond the cusp and into a full scale war. His blame was carefully aimed at both sides making sure not to place blame on either side and using the pretense of equal culpability. His warnings will fall on deaf ears on the PA and Fatah side of the equation possibly because the violence has come close to taking on a life of its own and with the slightest further escalation may become something beyond the ability for Chairman Abbas to curtail and bring to an end. Meanwhile, on the Israeli side the only meaning we could take from the demand that Israel and Israelis need to be less vigilant at warding off these attacks on persons and be more understanding and simply allow such attacks to take place without any consequence or resistance or use of force for protection and just take it and thus end the cycle of violence. Having been through any number of Arab conflagrations we have realized that taking such a passive approach will only be taken as a sign of weakness and thus encourage even greater carnage and the only response which has any potential to end the onslaught is the use of overt force, the use of disproportional force as force, overwhelming force is the only thing which will deter further attacks by the PA and their terror proxies. But we do not expect Ban Ki-moon to understand such things despite how he may feel, as he is such a man of peace and experience and so all-knowing. We can only hope his feelings, assuming he has such, will not be bruised by our not heeding his sagely advice.

 

Finally we get to the pensive one, to United States Secretary of State John F (for nothing) Kerry who also had some bordering on ridiculous advice for Israel and her citizens. Perhaps the best way to describe Secretary Kerry’s sagely advice would be to allow his words to stand on their own merit or lack thereof. Kerry stated, “We continue to urge everybody to exercise restraint and restrain from any kind of self-help in terms of the violence, and Israel has every right in the world to protect its citizens, as it has been, from random acts of violence. But in my conversations with the prime minister, as well as with King Abdullah and the foreign minister of Jordan, they have expressed the desire to try to see this process be able to find a way of making certain that everybody is clear about what is happening with respect to the Temple Mount.” Additionally, Secretary Kerry spoke of desires with these words, “Israel has made it clear to me that they do not intend to and have not changed the status quo, and I think it’s important for me to meet with the prime minister and talk about the road ahead.” But wait, there’s more, “Security and diplomacy go hand in hand. There is not a time for one and then the other; really there is an importance to both. We want to see calm restored and we want to see the violence stop. And I think everybody in Israel and in the region would like to see both of those things happen.” And there were more words of unimaginable wisdom such as “We have to stop the incitement; we have to stop the violence. I believe people want this to de-escalate.” And the fun just does not stop as John Kerry went onward with claims that the conversations he was having would be “very important to settle on the steps that can be taken beyond the condemnation and beyond the rhetoric” and I bet he was implying ending the violence which he claimed both sides for fomenting and escalating and demanding that both sides stop with the incitement and that both sides needed to exercise calm and not allow the actions of the other side drive further violence on either side. We all hope that the United States Secretary of State does not mean as other State Department spokespeople have inferred that the violence needs to be addressed by the Israeli government who needs to break the cycle of violence and take the initiative for ending the violence. This has been the State Department swan song whenever violence breaks out between terrorists and Israeli civilians on the streets and in restaurants and even rabbis at morning prayers being shot and hacked to death and it is always Israel must take the onus for ending the violence. They are demanding that the Jew return to being the passive Jew that they so loved before the founding of Israel and the surprising survival of the tiny land nestled in the midst of a nice little neighborhood where the rest of the world around Israel wishes us dead.

 

 

Fogel Family Members Murdered in Terrorist Assault by Two Arab Cousins from Neighboring Village

Fogel Family Members Murdered in Terrorist Assault
by Two Arab Cousins from Neighboring Village

 

 

Their message is not even craftily hidden as it is obvious that the State department has one aim whenever Jews are being victimized. They desire a return to when the Jew lived scattered throughout Europe, North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and were at the mercy of the rulers as they had no homeland of their own. They lived at peace only by the desires and whims of their protectors, protectors who invariably turned on their Jews when the need changed or there was any reason to find the perfect scapegoats. Be it the Spanish Inquisition, the Purification of France, the plague across Europe which did not kill as many Jews due to Jewish laws of cleanliness making them less susceptible, the whims of Caliphs and Imams, the ridding of the British Isles of the Jew scourge, the purifying of Germany of their Catholics when Martin Luther began the Protestant reformation which also called for removing the Jews by whatever means was convenient which did not exclude murdering them, the Czarist Pogroms followed soon thereafter by the Communists pogroms where the Jews were defined as an unwanted blight on the worker’s revolution despite many having been communists themselves who fought and died for the communists during the revolution just as they had died elsewhere no matter how accepted they had thought they were or how safe they had felt. Even one of the leaders, Trotsky, was a Jew and despite his being one of the most high party officials, this only got him an ax in his head when he was assassinated in his hiding place in Mexico plus any number of events of which the most horrid of them all were the wars over the Holy Lands and, in particular, Jerusalem where when the Crusaders swept through they murdered the Muslims and often the Jews for good measure and when the Islamic forces swept through next, they murdered the Christians and often the Jews for good measure. The Jews were never eradicated and often had disappeared as the scenario became well understood; both sides were none too pleased with a Jewish presence. These were the good old days when Jews were weak and without any power and were vulnerable to any change in the way the political winds blew. There have been claims that in order to escape the Spanish Inquisition a Jew stowed away on one of Columbus’s ships and when the time came to send somebody to talk with the natives, this Jewish stowaway was sent as he was considered the most expendable and the rest is history, not the part where the first member of the Columbus crew to step on the new lands was a Jewish stowaway as that has been placed in amongst the other trivial realities which history preferred to rewrite with a more bold and favorable light shining on their heroic figures who often were more prudent than heroic. We will not return to being the timid Jew as that did not serve us well and we do learn from history and we also know our Bible which has told of this return which was revealed to Moses, to Abraham, to Isaiah and has now come full circle and we are home and we will protect our beloved land from every and anyone who dares to attempt to take it from us or us from our lands. The official words from Prime Minister Netanyahu may tell of sharing our land with those who would murder us in our beds as they did the Fogel family, in our vehicles as was Alexander Levlovitz erev Rosh Hashanah, at our workplace as was Netanel Arami whose Arab co-workers cut his safety lines on the construction site they all worked and in the streets as they are currently doing in what has been identified as the Third Intifada and we will continue to protect ourselves be it by preventing further harm when in the midst of an attack to preferable before any harm is done between the drawing of the weapon, the aiming of a careening vehicle into a bus stop, charging a crowded area with a knife or cleaver or any other assault with intent to do harm and murder of any Israeli as we are not Dhimmi and never will we be Dhimmi nor will we ever bow before Allah or Muhammad as we worship Hashem, the G0d of Abraham Isaac and Jacob and not the god of Abraham Ishmael and Muhammad who took a wrong turn somewhere between the patriarch and the generations which followed.

 

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