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April 17, 2019

Apparently Very Few Know the Actual Laws

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We just read a fantastic article from Israeli National News Editorial Page titled “The myth of ‘land for peace’” written by Eli E. Hertz. Of course, we loved what he had to say as it mirrored much of what we state on a regular basis. He made one point which we would like to expound even further upon, namely, why does the world consistently use the Arabist terminology all the while ignoring the reality of international laws and much research which is readily available. Mr. Hertz specifically called out the world for their use of the phrase, “Occupied Palestinian Territories,” which he correctly identifies as a disingenuous term that misleads the international and every other community finding and worming its way into the lexicon used by all too many NGOs who rant against Israel. Mr. Hertz went through the actual documents from which international law is based, and as we have stated any number of times, all the lands between the Jordan River west to the Mediterranean Sea belong to the Jewish State of Israel. The sole means by which this can be altered is by having the Israeli government actually submit paperwork quitting claim to lands and gifting them to another legal governance. This is the reason that the Europeans, the NGOs, the United Nations, the Arab League, Mahmoud Abbas and all the rest of those opposed to the existence of the Jewish State press the Israeli government to formally recognize statehood of an Arab state carved out of parts of Israel. Some of their logic is breathtaking in its audacity and its unbelievably loose attachment to reality.

 

The first test of Arab claims comes from the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The General Assembly voted urging of the Palestinian Authority observer to request from the International Court of Justice a ruling on the legality of the Israeli terror wall, the wall which reduced suicide bombings to none within three years, with the hope of gaining a ruling which would lead to its dismantling such that the terrorist operations would not be hindered by the barrier. The barrier was cleared as being perfectly legal and within the rights of Israel as the sovereign over the region, but that was just the initial good news for Israel. In addition to being cleared of any wrongdoing, there was an advisory opinion issued as a cautionary warning by Egyptian Judge, Justice El Araby, from the ICJ and who sat in judgement as part of the panel which heard the case from the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 on the legality of the security barrier erected by Israel. The Honorable Justice El Araby warned the UNGA and others that filing further challenges of the legal claims to these lands ran some risks, as he stated,

 

“The international legal status of the Palestinian Territory (paras. 70-71 of the Advisory Opinion), in my view, merits more comprehensive treatment. A historical survey is relevant to the question posed by the General Assembly, for it serves as the background to understanding the legal status of the Palestinian Territory on the one hand and underlines the special and continuing responsibility of the General Assembly on the other. This may appear as academic, without relevance to the present events. The present is however determined by the accumulation of past events and no reasonable and fair concern for the future can possibly disregard a firm grasp of past events. In particular, when on more than one occasion, the rule of law was consistently side-stepped. The point of departure, or one can say in legal jargon, the critical date, is the League of Nations Mandate which was entrusted to Great Britain.” 

 

The straight forward wording of the Honorable Justice El Araby is refreshing in that it plainly lays out as a warning that the Arab arguments against Israel do not have a leg to stand on and if brought before the world courts, Israel is going to win every time. As he so succinctly put it, no judgment for the future can be reached without coming from a solid legal background set by precedent and the stated applicable laws, which when it comes to the Israeli claim to the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, all the cards are held by Israel based on the League of Nations, the Mandate System and Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which all taken together give Israel claim to the lands in question. His advisory basically warned the Arabs not to come knocking on the court’s door expecting to waltz in and leave with being granted whatever they present as their demands, but those do not carry any legal weight. His warnings are specific and make a demonstrative statement and warning against any future of such actions.

 

The insistence by the world in adopting the Arabist terminology that there exists “Occupied Palestinian Territories” only serves to muddy the waters of the debate and do so in a misleading and erroneous manner. The truth of the situation would be more accurately conveyed by terms along the line that these are “Territories Occupied by the Palestinians” of legally Israeli lands. But then, the world has currently adopted almost every Arabist position in their discussions of virtually every subject where the Arab World conflicts with the remainder of the world. Another example of this misuse and twisting of realities is found in claims that Islamophobia is a greater problem than anti-Semitism. This can be proven very easily simply by researching the actual reported cases of these two forms of hatred. The table below shows the actual hate crimes statistics between anti-Semitism and Islamophobic rates over a five-year period from 2012 through 2016 clearly showing that anti-Semitic hate crimes outnumber Islamophobic hate crimes by a factor anywhere from two-to-one to as high as over five-to-one. By repeating the false data as if it were gospel does not serve either population but simply further feeds the mischaracterizing of the Muslims being targeted with greater frequency than Jews are targeted. But apparently the Arabs have adopted the methodology of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, who postulated, “the principle and which is quite true in itself and that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily,” often misquoted or paraphrased as: “The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed.” But there are other claims made which also fit this paradigm.

 

Religiously Biased Hate Crimes 2012-2016 Anti-Semitism and Anti-Islamic

 

Next, we would like to draw attention to the next misstatement. This is the claim that Israel is threatening to take over the Arab World. That is what they claim, that little old Israel is threatening the entirety of the Arab World. The complete insanity of this claim is immediately and easily recognized by simply looking at a map of the Arab World and Israel. In that map below, Israel is the tiny little red strip of land along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. The reason why this fabrication is believed by so many is due to ignorance and an inflated view of the size of Israel. Many people believe that Israel is a fairly good-sized nation. When people are told that Israel is approximately the size of New Jersey, the usual and often immediate reply is something along the lines of, “No way.” Such disbelief comes from their view of Israel as one of the world’s great powers and as such it must be large. Well, some good things actually do come in small packages. People read about the inventions coming from Israel, the applications for their phones and computers coming from Israel, agricultural developments coming from Israel, medical advancements coming from Israel and the latest being Beresheet, the little spacecraft which made it all the way to the Moon only to suffer the catastrophic failure to fire its main thruster and slow its decent resulting in it striking the Moon far harder than she was designed to absorb. Still Israel became the seventh nations to orbit the Moon and the forth to actually hit the Moon. Then there is the fact that Israel is often the first nation to set up a field hospital anywhere in the world when there is any large disaster be it a storm, hurricane, earthquake or manmade disaster. These are all things one expects from the United States and thus, as Israel appears to be a match for the mighty America, people mistake Israel for being far larger than she is. There is one advantage to Israel’s diminutive size, one can reach anywhere in Israel from any other point in Israel in under one day driving.

 

Israel and the Arab World

Israel and the Arab World

 

The readiness with which the Western World has taken to adopting the Arabist and Islamic references and points of view only serves to assist advancing their narrative giving it preference over all traditional Western beliefs. The willingness, eagerness would possibly be a more accurate term, with which the Western World has come to throw out all of the Judeo-Christian ethos upon which much of the basis for the superiority attained by the Western World has been nothing short of appalling. Despite reluctance shown at times by the Church, the Judeo-Christian ethic is still the basis of common law, the basis for the English and American legal systems, the Enlightenment, the Renaissance and virtually all the advances made by the Western World over the past millennium. One of the reasons given by the progressives for the abandonment of the root of their culture is because of the dogmatic views of sexuality, marriage and numerous other items which largely fall under the classification of morality. Their decision to instead adopt the Islamic agenda is two-fold, first Islam allies with them in their attempts to rid the culture of all things Judeo-Christian and second they are accepting sight-unseen the Islamic Sharia taking the presentation they have been provided by the advance guard of an Islamic infiltration which will eventually become an invasion, just ask Belgium.

 

What will happen when Islamic forces, allied by the far left and other progressives, takes a strong enough foothold that the honest presentation will be made of exactly how Islamic jurisprudence treats such things as homosexuality, marriage, religious freedom and so many other items. When that day arrives, the sad and sorry state that their discarded Judeo-Christian basis for the society with a far more accepting and universal structure cannot be retrieved as once Sharia has been implemented, any attempt at restoring what once was the basis for Western society will now carry a death sentence as once one adopts Islam, there can be no leaving Islam. Anyone leaving Islam after once accepting Islam into their lives becomes an apostate, possibly the only thing more detestable by Islam than being a Jew. There are a number of other minor infractions which carry a death sentence of a variety under Islam. Homosexuals are treated by either being thrown from a tall building, having a wall brought down upon them or hanging, all of which are designed to end with the accused person’s death. Adultery also is punishable by death. The easiest way of putting this is that Islam is not the warm and fuzzy lovable faith which is accepting of all kinds of behavior and aligning perfectly with the leftist progressive agenda, it is as close as in total and complete opposition with the leftist and progressive principles. While we understand that the same can be stated about Judeo-Christianity, at least with Judeo-Christianity we are not being ruled by the Church. When Islam takes hold, there will be only Islam in its most rigid and strict form one can imagine. Everything you may have come to believe about Islam will come crashing down with a finality which will become the most frightening action the Western World will have ever experienced.

 

Take anywhere from two to four hours or so, depending on your reading speed, and read a copy of the Quran. Try and find one which lists the Hadiths in chronological order. To make life easier, we have an introductory piece on the Quran and in the comments are numerous links including some to such copies of the Quran. There is a rule of thumb when it comes to the Quran as some of the verses contradict or even state the opposite of other verses. The later verses supersede the earlier verses which usually means the verses written in Medina supersede the verse written in Mecca where Muhammad originally began his journey. The reasoning for this is called abrogation. Just for your information, the idea of abrogation came after the death of Muhammad, well after his passing, and was in response to a crisis in Islam and is the Islamic version of their reformation. Islam had suffered setbacks and defeats and sought out where they had gone wrong. This was at the end of the “Golden Age of Islam” when the West began to assert themselves. They went back and studied the life of Muhammad and realized that he was rejected and scorned in Mecca but flourished once established in Medina. This mean that the Quranic verse from Medina were superior to the weakness shown in Mecca. The Meccan verses still have their place, they are utilized whenever the Muslims are in the minority as they are currently throughout the West, though this is changing. The calming and acceptance oriented verses of the Mecca Quran are used to quiet any reluctance or pushback against Islam in the early stages of their conquest when they are not powerful enough to force their Sharia upon an unsuspecting public. There is an actual series of steps which the Islamic forces utilize in their takeover of any new lands. We have it in diagram form below. Currently the United States is largely in the first opening stage while European nations span anywhere from the first to as far as the third with some teetering on the forth stage. Once any society reaches the forth stage, their chances at regaining their society and the best hope is to flee or convert now.

 

Five Stages of Islamic Conquest

Five Stages of Islamic Conquest

 

There are some leftist progressives who are familiar with Sharia and the entire methodology of Islam. But they have a plan of their own, and it actually includes utilizing Islam for their own ends. Their belief is that once they have rid themselves and the Western World of what they consider a disease, Judeo-Christianity, then they will simply redefine Islam to match their secular-humanist and eco-friendly leftist progressive politics. They will supplant the Quran with the Democrat Party platform, or at least the one Bernie will be running on as well as many of their other Presidential hopefuls. This is the level of their contempt for even Islam that they believe they can simply alter the precepts of Islam replacing Quranic verses with leftist-progressive polity. This is how much they have disdain for Islam and are simply planning on using Islam and then discarding it once they have their desired death of Judeo-Christianity. There is only one small problem with their plans, Islam is not that easily overthrown. Once Islam reaches the point where they are ready to challenge everything the people thought was the basis for their society, there will be no alterations made to the Quran as the Islamic plan brings in Imams who will decide what Islam means and what good Muslims are called upon to perform. Just for your information, the top of the list is to perform Jihad followed by assisting those who are Jihadists and next are those who finance the Jihadists and on down the line to the lower ranks such as providing shelter for the Jihadists both before and after their attacks have been executed. There is no room in Islam for a competing set of principles and those attempting such an alteration to Islam would be accused of heresy and potentially be considered to be apostates, neither is a desirable end. But the West in now too comfortable in their belief of their superiority, especially the progressives as was proven by their continued disbelief that Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump. Imagine their absolute unraveling should President Trump be reelected beating, choose your favorite Democrat here. But not to fret, President Trump cannot remain in the White House beyond either two or six years depending on the 2020 elections. Eventually the leftist Progressive wing of the Democrat Party will win the White House and very possibly both houses of Congress along with it. Then the real leftist-progressive policies will get their chance to prove that the Democrats really are the people who know how to implement socialism and make it work. If they are able to do so, they will be the first and we do not hold out high hopes that they will succeed. Do not get us wrong, they will attempt to implement socialism and may even go the full route and decide that their superior knowledge and political beliefs are reason enough for them remaining in power until they get that socialist thing perfected. That is providing that Islam has not taken control of the United States, as they will also bring on a socialist form of governance. Their form of socialism is that the elite get everything and the rest get next to nothing, picture Gaza or Iran, Syria, Libya, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and all of the Islamic run nations which have little if any oil wealth. Under Islam it is difficult to tell if it is Islam or socialism which drives their levels of poverty and the great disparity in wealth between those connected to the power and everyone else. We can imagine a day when Americans remember fondly the days when President Trump sat in the White House, but this claim will raise the ire of most leftists who strayed in their journey and landed here. Perhaps this might serve as a warning for them, though we highly doubt such would be the case. But be warned, as forewarned is forearmed.

 

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August 1, 2017

Our Worlds Are in a Mess and Clashing (Part II)

 

Link for Part I

 

Part II

 

Russia is another interesting problem. President Putin may as well declare himself Czar as the power flows to whatever position he holds at the moment. He is stuck in Syria defending two ports on the Mediterranean Sea which he knows are vital for Russia to have warm water ports capable of reaching the oceans. This was why he annexed the Crimea but that port had a difficulty, Turkey. With the annexation of the Crimea, Russia gained ownership of the Sevastopol Docks and Shipyards, the main docking for the Black Sea. The Black Sea is an oversized bathtub with one exit way leading to the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean which had to pass through the Bosphorus Strait and the Dardanelles, both of which are completely at the tender mercies of Turkey. Russia and Turkey have had less than wonderful relations since the Ottoman Empire, need we say more. Putin and Erdogan are two prima donnas who have clashed regularly and then settled into an uneasy peace only to butt heads again. This meant that passage through the Bosphorus Strait and the Dardanelles was not a guaranteed passage and thus the need for ports on the Mediterranean Sea. That placed Russia in Syria when Bashir al-Assad sort of fell from grace and fled to the west of Syria and his Alawite strongholds. These areas include the ports Russia so desperately needs, thus Russia supports Assad. Then there are the Kurds who deserve their own nation as they simply cleared their areas from Islamist terrorists and other freedom fighters, declared their area as for Kurds and Yazidis and held their ground not attempting to broaden their area of control satisfied with their corner of Syria and the northernmost regions of Iraq. Russia desires to beg off the Syrian civil war but also desires to retain these ports. This might suggest that an arrangement can be made for Bashir al-Assad to retain control of Syria in name and holding the west with Russia keeping her ports, the Kurds granted an area called Kurdistan which would include northeast Syria and northern Iraq, and the remainder be called East Syria and allow the Sunnis to control this area as long as they make peace with everyone else and rid themselves of any ties to terror. This would require one final step, the end of the Islamic State. Then the next decision is what to do with the southern two-thirds of Iraq of which half is all but owned by Iran?

 

From the Sevastopol Docks and Shipyards Across the Black Sea then Through the Bosphorus Strait and the Dardanelles to the Mediterranean Sea and thus the Atlantic Ocean

From the Sevastopol Docks and Shipyards
Across the Black Sea then
Through the Bosphorus Strait and the Dardanelles
to the Mediterranean Sea and thus the Atlantic Ocean

 

This brings us to the Western World, largely the United States, Europe and the Anglophilic World which includes Canada, Australia and the rest of the English speaking Western World. The problem with the West is it has an illness which could be referred to as self-aggrandizement while reproducing towards extinction. The entire Western World only has one nation where it has a reproductive rate above replacement level, and that requires considering Israel a part of Europe as does the United Nations. Europe is the owner of the worst of these situations (see graph below). Turkey almost meets replacement rate but is more a part of the Middle East than Europe. This is the main reason why the European nations have opened their borders to “refugees” in the hope they will provide the workers required to pay the taxes to support their aging populations. This tactic will fail and fail utterly as those they are importing mostly desire to take power in Europe and take Europeans for everything they are worth to support their failing economies back home. Europe is importing people with either education with the desire to destroy Europe while making it into another subjugated Islamic held population of Dhimmis to be converted should they live long enough or uneducated and willing to be the cannon fodder for these educated elites. Europe is in a war and is importing their enemy’s soldiers and paying their way once they arrive. The people they are allowing to flood over their borders are incapable of operating in the technologically advanced working world which exists in Europe today and this will ultimately take Europe backwards at least two, three, ten centuries once Islam has taken control. This Islamization is taking place largely in Western Europe as many in Eastern Europe are just recovering from their existence of oppression under the Warsaw Pact leadership which was a slave to Russia, then called the Soviet Union. These nations just recovered their freedom and will take a while, but with some assistance will become the new Byzantine Empire; and the Western Roman states of France, Germany and Spain will fall to Islam. History may not actually repeat itself, but if one would step back and take a skewed look, it sure does rhyme.

 

European Reproductive Rates

 

So, we are left with the United States and Eastern Europe and possibly the Anglophilic World which will include Britain as the United States fifty-first state, or some reasonable facsimile thereof. The United States has an advantage that her “refugees” will mostly come from south of the border and bring a Christian ethic with them. Many are far more religious than the average coastal citizen of the United States happens to be. The heartlands of the United States still hold tenuously to religion for the meantime but as the central cities grow, the religious will become a minority even in these areas. From what can be figured, city life first robs one of the ability to do for themselves such that if something breaks, they need to call somebody to repair anything. On the farm, you usually cannot wait four or five hours, let alone a day or two, without things functioning, so if it breaks, you fix it or perform something which resembles fixing it. Either way, the item will be being used again in as short a time as possible. The south of the border may press the United States to become bilingual and have a second official language of Spanish, but it could be far worse and one need only look to Western Europe to see that worse. There is something which would make both the United States and the most sickly parts of Europe recover their lost mojo, and that was part of President Trump’s speech in Poland. The mainstream media mocked the speech as being racist and homophobic and a laundry list of other leftist complaints, but what they cannot argue is that it provided exactly the bromide required from the West for it to survive, a return to religion, Hashem, and family and by family he was talking about children and having sufficient children to grow the economy and population.

 

The illness of the West is the over leftism which has taken hold of much of the political body, the media, education, entertainment and too much of what passes for thinking. The latest is a call again from the ecological world police for people to stop having babies, as this will repair the world. Sitting in their megalopolis, they claim there is no more room and that people need to thin the herd. They really should get outside their little box and see the countryside or drive across Nebraska and then tell us there is no room. Ask the Russians if they are running out of room or even the Chinese who mostly reside in less than twenty percent of the available land. Even in Europe, there exist wide-open spaces which remain pristine wildernesses. The main objective of the leftists is the destruction of Western Civilization which they view as a historic mistake and along with Western Civilization, they want an end to the Judeo-Christian ethics and morality. They desire to build their hedonistic utopia upon the ashes of Western Civilization and have been working in this direction for years. The first attempt was with the Nazis and then the Communists and now it is the multiculturalists and environmentalists and a whole list of “ists” capped off with the Islamists who the leftists believe they will co-opt Islam once the West has been destroyed and the Jews and Christians removed from the human body. Hitler stated his disdain for Jew and Christian alike and blamed them for morality and conscience and swore to rid the world of both (see video below). This is what drew the leftists such as Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, George Bernard Shaw, Francis Crick, Breckinridge Long, Francis Galton, Alexis Carrel and the rest of the elitist eugenicists.

 

 

They are completely unaware that they will be amongst the first people Islamists will remove from the gene pool, as they believe everything which is an anathema to a religious Muslim. They top the lists of who deserves to be sent directly to the hell-fire, do not pass go, do not collect anything. They do not even rate as Dhimmis as that would imply a protected status but the leftists would be seen as idolaters or worse, atheists. Islam also uses eugenics but uses belief and surrender to the elite leaders of Islam as the measure of worth. Not a Muslim, then at best you can be a kept person allowed by the grace of your Islamist betters to continue and share air with them. But you must give up your seat to a Muslim, never walk on the same sidewalk as the gutters will do for you, and forget having a say in court, you have nothing to add and countering a Muslim is punishable by death. Any person permitted in an Islamic society who is not a follower of Islam and has not surrendered their minds and wills to Islam is considered a Dhimmi and thus has accepted and admitted to their inferiority. Sure, you can refuse Dhimmi status but then the punishment would be immediate and brutal, you would be put to death as an unbeliever who refused to acknowledge their betters and thus an insult to Allah and Islam, there is no worse crime unless you happen to be a Jew; being a Jew is the worst crime. For examples simply look around the Islamic world and any place where Islam borders Christianity, as in Africa as noted in Part I yesterday, and you will find strife, terrorism, bombings and some form of warfare and this includes much of Europe and Israel. What you will see inside Islamic nations with any sizeable Christians is their slow erasure through whatever means prove necessary. One might then question our proposed concept that being a Jew was the worst criminal outrage. It is and these nations where the Christians are being brutalized; one, if they check, will find no or virtually no Jews as they have already been dealt with and are no longer any means a threat as their numbers have been depleted to where they will crease to be, if they have not already. This is what awaits those countries importing Islam into their bosom believing they will adapt to Western Civility, do not hold your breath, use it freely while you are allowed, it will be remedied the only way Islam knows how and there is nothing one can do when their leaders surrendered to Islam already in exchange for wearing their chains lightly. Fortunately, United States Founding Father and patriot stated this in reference to those who did not feel the weight of the British yoke as too much to bear, he gave them final advice as to his view of their love for the chains of servitude, so allow us to close with a quote from our friend of freedom, Samuel Adams.

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

 

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April 10, 2017

Did Trump Just Give Putin a Way Out of Syria?

 

The article by Mark Langfan for Arutz Sheva is a good read and has some interesting propositions. His optimism and suppositions would make the world a safer place if they came to fruition but perhaps we should scale back the ideas of future cooperation and settle for the possible over the preferable. Peace and secure and unchallenged borders throughout the Balkans would be wonderful but are not exactly possible as the spirits there are too unsettled and restless. Further, it is not likely that Putin would settle for just one-third of the Ukraine plus the Crimean Peninsula as he desires the weapons manufacturing capabilities in the central regions of the Ukraine and all the wheat fields to feed all of Russia just as Stalin had done. Putin would never allow his prize to become part of NATO. But the one interesting piece from the article was the exit policy which, with the world and their condemnation of Bashir al-Assad over the release of Sarin nerve agent on a civilian population, gives Putin the perfect excuse. His theory is Putin will use this incident to pull his support for al-Assad and then working with NATO, or with Trump to be more accurate, will place an acceptable, and presumably pliable, leader in Syria in return for the two naval bases and airfield and then everyone will be free to remove ISIS, the Islamic State, working in coordination. We hope at least this part of Mr. Langfan’s exercise in a proposed future in Syria and the rest of Europe, the Balkans and Ukraine will come to fruition. It almost appears that Mr. Langfan believes that Presidents Trump and Putin are cooperating in a pact of mutual endorsement and support, likely a misconception, but still appears to permeate his thinking.

 

Unfortunately, thus far President Putin appears to be stanchly defending Bashir al-Assad and placing the blame on the munitions kept presumably by the rebels, possibly ISIS, at the targeted location. That is not the actions of a man who is planning on deserting al-Assad to replace him with anyone, especially a Sunni. Russia is not about to alter their cozy relations with Iran either. Had Russia any plans on removing al-Assad and deserting their support for Iran, the delivery early this year of the S-300 anti-aircraft batteries would never have happened. Russia is firmly committed to the Shia cause and the projected plans by Iran to spread Shia Islam across the Middle East and eventually on to Northern Africa and beyond. What the Russian plans are, is quite a mystery but the Iranian plans are an easy read as it is all in their holy books under Jihad.

 

The Mullah of Iran intend on spreading Shia Islam to every corner of the globe, including Russia. Their plan is not to accomplish this by this year or even in the lifetime of the Supreme Leader nor the next Supreme Leader or necessarily the next or the next but eventually there will be one who does finish their destiny. The leaders of Iran are assured that their viewed destiny cannot be prevented because it was written in the Quran and Allah’s will can never be denied. Of course the Sunnis, such as Islamic State or the Royals in Saudi Arabia, also believe the same verses guarantee their eventual supremacy of the entire world. I know what some are saying, both sets of what some of you are saying. One group is claiming that they cannot both be correct and there is another group simply exclaiming for us to give them a break and are we really trying to push that crazy Islam intends to conquer the world canard? The latter groups will claim that nobody still believes they can honestly conquer the world and that the idea of conquering the world went out after the death of Alexander the Great, when Rome fell, with the end of the British Empire, or when the Soviet Union collapsed. Well, here are a few little clues which may answer a few doubts. First, we are not claiming anything new with the idea that, Islam will conquer the world because it is Allah’s will, that is in the Quran. The Quran can be confusing for many reasons, first of which is it is not arranged in chronological order, it is arranged for ease of children memorizing it starting young so it is in order from shortest to longest. For more information we wrote an introductory article a number of years back which we should update when we get a chance.

 

As far as nobody thinks they can conquer the world any more, allow us to mention a few other than our Islamic friends, allow us to introduce the Chinese in command of the mainland who have yet to surrender on the concept of a world ruled by their improved version of Communism with a touch of Capitalism, and there is Putin who was sold before he became a member of the KGB that Russia must rule everything. Also, there is our chubby friend Kim Jung Un who is just insane enough to still think he will be the one though he can be discounted due to lack of sanity and we are sure there is someone else somewhere who cannot let go of the megalomaniacal hope that they will one day rule the world, if not the universe. Just because the western world reached the conclusion that the world was not capable of being conquered and it was more profitable to engage in commerce does not mean that everyone else in every other part of the world also saw such as the only sane result and still believe the best way to attain world unity is not cooperation but by their singular conquest of the world or the complete domination of their philosophy, rules and religion. The world does not run under one philosophy or one set of understandings. That has been a somewhat difficult belief to have some in the western world to understand as they honestly believe that the rest of the world has or will adopt western culture and ideas as they honestly believe that it is superior. Surprise, that is also a form of conquest of the globe through a less violent means, by cultural dominance erasing all other cultures. One of the problems with this idea is that not all of the globe has electricity and many nations closely monitor all information and even music from coming within their borders. Some manage this through propaganda or religious edicts and strict enforcement.

 

What matters is that there really are bad people by western standards of Judeo-Christian morality. Don’t start rolling the eyes at the use of the worlds Judeo-Christian morality as that has been the dominating force in the western world which allowed for the scientific revolution and the progression to the separation of church and state which allowed for the technological progress of the last few centuries. That was not universally the case and as the western world made great progress and appeared to become dominant, the Islamic world crept into their shell and believed that returning to their original roots when they were dominant, the seventh century through eleventh century when they were on their way to conquering the world (see map below). Islam has been waiting for their opportunity to return to preeminence. The Saudi Arabians believed they could buy that future with their oil wealth along with the other Arabian Gulf States, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and have been buying the necessary weaponry over the years and have been supplying much of the arms and funding, through back channels for deniability, for the Islamic State, formerly ISIS. They were the money behind al-Qaeda, provided fifteen of the nineteen hijackers on 9/11, have assisted the Wahhabi sect of Islam which have their own designs on world conquest and have expended too many American and allied soldiers fighting their wars to keep them safe. Some concepts and beliefs die hard and Islam promise from Allah of ruling the world might just top the list.

 

Spread of Islam Across North Africa and into the Iberian Peninsula

Spread of Islam Across North Africa and into the Iberian Peninsula

 

The conclusion of this is that Putin has signed on with Iran and the Shiites for better or worse as the Sunnis betrayed Russia when they switched sides changing over to American arms and protections. The odds are Putin not only remembers the betrayal but that it weighs heavily on him and is a part of his reasoning of supporting Iran. He likely sees Saudi Arabia as the leader of the Sunnis and the main reason why he will not betray Iran and thus stand by Bashir al-Assad. As for was al-Assad responsible for the Sarin Gas chemical release, that will remain something which might be discovered in whatever ensuing investigation is conducted. That also could depend on who does the investigation. It is possible there will be multiple investigations with them being at odds with one another depending on which side conducts the investigation. Such is the state of our world and it could not be more dangerous.

 

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