Beyond the Cusp

February 22, 2017

Nasrallah and Allies Throwing Threats at Israel

 

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel to “Count to one million!” this past Monday before starting any attacks or violence against Lebanon. To those who know Israel they realize this threat has nothing to do with any threats which might emanate from Israel, they have everything to do with Nasrallah reinforcing his own standing as Hezballah has some difficulties as their losses in the Syria conflict continue to mount. Hezballah requires their front with Israel to give their movement legitimacy and without support in Lebanon they would not have this front. Nasrallah’s problem is the fighting by Hezballah in support of Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad in his war to try and reestablish his country with him still in control. Hezballah only has an obligation to fight for al-Assad because Iran insists they assist the Iranian efforts to support al-Assad, an ally, or should we say the more honest assessment of puppet, and thus retain Syria as the anchor on the Mediterranean of the Shiite Crescent across the Middle East. This Shiite Crescent begins with Iran bordering the Indian Ocean and Persian (Arabian) Gulf across Iraq and on through Syria and Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea. Should Iran lose their claim to Syria personified by Bashir al-Assad who is more Shiite than Sunni as an Alawite Muslim, they lose their western Shiite Crescent anchor. The civil war in Syria has drawn more assets from Iran who has sent mostly Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) units and as the fighting had continued they demanded that Hezballah assist the efforts and this demand has only increased as the fighting became more and more desperate. Initially Hezballah had great successes but soon they began to have sufficient losses that they were no longer able of hiding the deaths and severe injuries to their fighters. As Hezballah is mostly an all-volunteer force, leaving Hezballah has proven bad for some individuals’ health.

 

Hassan Nasrallah Gesturing during remote feed video onto large screen during Hezballah semi-annual pretense of readiness to defeat any Israeli assault as he remain in hiding presumably beyond the reach of Israeli drones and commandos. This enhances his appearance of constantly under threat by Israeli forces seeking to assassinate him. The likely truth is that Israel had no reason, desire or even bothered to draw up plans to do so. As far as whether Israel could find Hassan Nasrallah’s various secreted locations, probably already have them pinpointed on some map just in case it becomes advantageous to remove Nasrallah from his position as the figurehead of Hezballah.

Hassan Nasrallah Gesturing during remote feed video onto large screen during Hezballah semi-annual pretense of readiness to defeat any Israeli assault as he remain in hiding presumably beyond the reach of Israeli drones and commandos. This enhances his appearance of constantly under threat by Israeli forces seeking to assassinate him. The likely truth is that Israel had no reason, desire or even bothered to draw up plans to do so. As far as whether Israel could find Hassan Nasrallah’s various secreted locations, probably already have them pinpointed on some map just in case it becomes advantageous to remove Nasrallah from his position as the figurehead of Hezballah.

 

Still, and especially with the losses in Syria, Hezballah needs volunteers to fill their ranks of fighters. They control much of the government forces throughout Lebanon and is allied closely with President Michel Aoun and through these connections they control the education system in much of the areas and through this they indoctrinate the youth thus providing for future volunteers. One of the main attractive themes which is used in the schools and in their seeking for new recruits is the idea of fighting the Jews, Israel in particular. This has been a central theme even in Iran where their two major indoctrination inducing themes are “Death to America” teamed with “Death to Israel” both of which are often chanted in demonstrations after Friday prayers. This is the Iranian version of George Orwell’s 1984 “Two Minutes of Hate.” The similarity between the Iranian use of hate and Nasrallah using hate for Israel and the Jews are asimple means of holding power through defining and demonization of the other. This has been one of the means of unifying populations throughout Islamic history beginning with Muhammad during his later period in Medina after his being cast out of Mecca as his preaching that his revelations were the only truth, something the pluralistic society of Mecca refused to accede to, eventually rubbed the leaders of the city and the populace to such an extent they rejected both his preaching and soon the man himself, Muhammad, was cast out of the city. Once he established his power base in Medina he turned on those who had rejected him, first the Jewish tribes in the vicinity of Medina and then on Mecca bringing it down and subjugating those who had formerly rejected him. This was why he called his religion Islam which best translates as submission. This is still the method used by Islam that all must bow to their wishes and as Muhammad chose the Jews for a special place as the most accursed by Islam, this theme is repeated today. This is part of why Israel is so hated and why they so often depict the United States as controlled by Jews or as the puppet of Israel and thus singling the United States for equal hate as is given Israel. Some may ask why then is Britain also given such hate even more so than France, which was just as much a colonial power after the end of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, and the reason is simple, the Balfour Declaration brining Israel into existence, as they were under Jewish control. Everything traces back to the Jews no matter how absurd such a premise may be. Below we have Orwell’s “Two Minutes of Hate” and a rally against Israel, Britain and America from Tehran and the similarities are easily recognized.

 


Two Minutes of Hate

 


Endless Mindless Hate

 

There has also been a renewed belligerence from Gaza using a new tactic of firing their rockets from both within Gaza and from the Sinai Peninsula. Other than opening up a new front by using Egyptian territory there may be more involved. These rockets have been largely a single volley and then a return to what can be described as a normal level of fear and anxiety. The truth is, as we noted in our article Hamas Appointments Signal Coming Conflict, the recent retirement by Ismail Haniyeh and his replacement by Yahya Sinwar signals an expected increase in belligerence and the definite possibility of another Gaza war as Hamas will likely start a new rocket offensive this spring and into the summer. More rockets were fired into Israel today and all that remains is to see who and how many take credit for the attacks. Currently there is a war ongoing in Gaza in a rather subdued struggle for control of the area, the attacks on Israel as well as potentially Egypt between Hamas and Islamic State. Both groups would desire to eradicate Israel and both find Egyptian President Sisi to be a threat to their particular version of Islam, as he is calling for a reformation within Islam placing the emphasis on the Meccan coexistence verses instead of the Medina conquer the world and subjugation verses. Both Islamic State and Hamas see conquest as the true path of Islam holding no question in the supremacy which must be brought about by any and all means necessary including by the sword. Their argument with Sisi still would take a back seat to their hatreds for Israel and the Jews. In the case of Hamas one should not believe their aim is simply to destroy Israel and scatter the Jews to the far corners of the Earth as their Charter calls for the annihilation of all Jews wherever they may be found. Quoting the Hamas Charter, it states in Article 7, “The Day of Judgment will not come until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say, ‘O Muslim, O servant of God, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’” Further, it states in Article 32, “Zionism scheming has no end, and after Palestine, they will covet expansion from the Nile to the Euphrates River. When they have finished digesting the area on which they have laid their hand, they will look forward to more expansion. Their scheme has been laid out in the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’” These are actual beliefs which they intend to act upon yet nobody appears capable of understanding their deep-seated anti-Semitism and the extents to which they intend to carry the extermination of the Jewish People. What the world need understand is that the Islamic hatred for the Jews goes all the way back to the beginning starting with Muhammad and was not a product of their influence from the Nazis but rather it was an Islamic influence of Jew hatred which spurred the Nazis even further and was responsible in part for the “Final Solution” which was in part formulated through the input of the Mufti of Jerusalem in discussions he partook in at the Wannsee Conference. Hamas is simply the continuation of Muhammad’s preoccupation with the extermination of the Jewish People.

 

Ismail Haniyeh and Yahya Sinwar

Ismail Haniyeh and Yahya Sinwar

 

What poses the real threat is the possibility of facing a two front assault from the south using both Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula by Hamas as well as facing Hezballah in the north potentially attacking from both Lebanon and onto the Golan Heights from within al-Assad held areas around Damascus in Syria. Where such would not prove an impossible task for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), it would limit that care which could be granted should the IDF only need fight on just one front. There would be a necessary broadening of any theater of operation with less ability to use discretion when targeting essential structures being used as rocket launching facilities or command and control. This would be particularly true on the front against Hezballah as they have been provided with sufficient ability to destroy much of Israel with their estimated one-hundred-fifty-thousand rockets and missiles. With such an arsenal they could probably overwhelm the Iron Dome systems and in order to preserve the nation the IDF would be required to rely on intensive air strikes and use of Israeli missiles in a series of precision munitions. The usual surgical precision and calling off air strikes simply because there would be a potential for civilian casualties would need to be given less urgency as many of these rockets and missiles and their launchers have been placed in what Hezballah refer to as their hardened positions which they claim Israel is unable to strike. What they are relying upon is that no Israeli government would ever permit the unrestricted use of missiles and air strikes regardless of civilian casualties. The difference in any coming conflict with Hezballah is that it would come down to Lebanese casualties or Israeli casualties and that would not be a difficult, though it would be an unpleasant, thought for any Israeli Prime Minister no matter where on the political scale they may sit. Any Israeli Prime Minister who would hold Lebanese or Gazan lives as more important and more precious than Israeli lives and call off strikes which would save Israeli civilians simply because Lebanese or Gazans might be hurt should step down immediately. There is a point where being humane when fighting a war has to give way to the practicality of fighting a war. Any war with Hezballah who have been provided with more missiles and rockets than many European military powers could put into use at any given time by Iran with the intent of overwhelming Israel and destroying as much of the country and murdering as many of the people as possible, that requires taking off the gloves and fighting any confrontation as what it is, an all-out no-holds-barred war. Such is not exactly something to be proud over, but reality has consequences and the only thing which Israel can promise is that she will not fire the first shot.

 

That leads us to the final reason Nasrallah made the comments he did. His other purpose is to establish through quotations the idea that any confrontation must have been started by Israel. In this with repeated statements of how Hezballah will go to any length in protecting Lebanon from Israeli aggressions, Hezballah will not shy when Israel attacks, Hezballah stands ready for the coming Israeli attacks and statement after such statement that when Hezballah strikes Israel in a cross border raid killing IDF soldiers on patrol and kidnapping soldiers if able they will claim the Israelis attacked and the world, even for a moment believes and reports such, then the entire following conflict will be blamed on Israel. Many of the world media will point to all the times Nasrallah warned of impending Israeli attack. The problem is Hezballah claims that the Galilee is occupied land and that Israel illegally holds these lands so when they attack it is in defense of lands they claim are occupied despite there being a recognized international border which places these lands within Israel. The entire length of the Lebanon Israel border is fenced and any attack required crossing through the fence at recognized crossing points. The entire border between Israel and Lebanon is supposed to be monitored by the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon. These are the same peacekeepers who were supposed to prevent Hezballah from rearming and prevent their digging an entire new set of underground facilities. This is the same United Nations peacekeeping force which the Europeans walked out of supporting, India left after they were threatened and these peacekeepers now basically work for Hezballah. These United Nations forces were referred to as UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) and were put in place after the Second Lebanon War and almost lasted two years before basically turning the other way and allowing any breaching of the agreements they were supposed to enforce. They became so threatened that one seldom sees any United Nations vehicles south of the Litani River and those one can find are often being driven by and used to transport Hezballah units, rockets and provisions. UNIFIL became a joke and if there is any logic left in Israel, they will never again trust the United Nations, European union, European nations or most of the world to keep even a single promise if doing so places them in opposition to the forces of Islam as the world is more afraid of terrorists than they are of Israel because Israel will not be blowing things up in their capitals or anywhere they care about. Israel needs to realize they are on their own for the most part and any friends they may have after an election may disappear after the next election and their promises will leave with them. Such is the lesson of the written agreement given Ariel Sharon by George W. Bush which has since become a dead letter with at best may become resurrected briefly but will then be eclipsed somewhere down the road, guaranteed. The only promises Israel can count upon are in Torah.

 

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February 17, 2017

Let’s Talk Middle East Conflict, Minus One Overly Blamed Nation

 

We are going to do something which the average person would believe impossible, discuss conflicts in the Middle East, which includes North Africa and the entirety that goes by the initials MENA, without mentioning Israel other than this once. Yes, that is not only possible but necessary such that people can learn how solving the Palestinian issue would not bring peace to one of the most troubled areas on the planet. There are a number of separate wars going on in Libya alone. In the capital city of Tripoli the government’s forces hold a little more than the offices of the Parliament, the President and the other government buildings and their residences, and only because they reside very close to this central area in Tripoli. There are usually a minimum of two rebel groups at any time fighting the government as well as one another. Often there are more than two as these clans believe that they should be the ones running the country and that Libya is their personal playground. These clans also fight against any terrorists who they believe are trying to take over their areas which they actually do control. The terrorists fight to retain their training grounds. Benghazi is also an open warfare zone with no real governance which controls the entire city but it is the second largest concentration of government military forces. As the government forces do control the port of Tripoli there does exist some trade which is mostly necessities as well as arms and ammunition to keep the government in control. Further, Benghazi, Tobruk, Surt and the other major ports are often changing hands as different groups will exert the necessary force to take the ports when they are expecting shipments from their arms merchants. As some European and many Middle East and Asian arms dealers are making a fair profit, the risks of doing business with the different clans and terror groups operating in Libya is worth the risks involved. Needless to say, the violence in Libya does not always stay in Libya; it often crosses borders into Egypt, Algeria, Chad, Niger and even the Sudan. One of the main arms providers is the Sudanese government and arms dealers taking side action arming the Sudanese neighboring nations including Libya but excluding South Sudan as this is not permitted by the Sudanese government.

 

There is a very good reason that the Sudanese government has made the providing of arms to South Sudan a capital offence, they are still fighting a war and committing a slow genocide against the Christians and Animists and act as if nobody in the world has recognized South Sudan as a separate nation. As long as the world, including those who have recognized South Sudan as a separate nation, do nothing of consequence to protest the nascent country from its far stronger and well-armed former rulers, the killing will continue. There have been some troops provided by the African Union. The United Nations also has sent troops to South Sudan. The problem is what is really necessary would be an entire army, which is not what has been sent. Back in 2013 the United States took what it claimed was measures to assure the genocide in South Sudan would be relieved by allocating one-hundred-fifty Marines and a few aircraft to the Horn of Africa from where they were to be capable of evacuating people under threat in South Sudan. As is said repeatedly in Bill Cosby’s routine on Noah, “Right!” Our new United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated this week that refugees were fleeing cities and towns and that “The security situation continues to deteriorate in parts of the country and the consequent impact of this ongoing conflict and violence, has reached catastrophic proportions for civilians,” A United Nations report stated, “The rise of militias under the loose command of the SPLA or rebel commanders is spreading the fragmentation and dislocation of its territories, which risk, if this trend continues, remaining out of any government control for years to come.” The United Nations further reports that the numbers of refugees currently seeking relief is beyond one and a half million.

 

Now we can slide over to Somalia which is only a real country on maps for lack of a better means of describing the area. Like Libya there is no actual ruling government but instead a series of gangs ruling their territories with iron fists and warring with each other trying to increase their domain. The people have to make sure they are aware of which gang is currently ruling their block of homes as that will also define where they are allowed to shop and who they may visit. Crossing from one region to the next carries varying degrees of danger. Some of the gangs along the shoreline engage in pirating for a living seeking pleasure yachts, merchant ships and even passing warships which are traveling without escort. These pirates have varying levels of gall living by the code “no guts, no glory.” They have attacked European, Asian, Australian, Canadian and American shipping and anybody else who comes within their range. Their method is to use a larger ship which remains out of sight but relatively close and smaller craft attack the target vessels and attempt to board and commandeer the ship then demanding ransom for the ship, crew and cargo. They check the cargo for anything they might desire or need to keep for themselves and will take any weapons they find an board the ships they take. There has been some degree of international efforts to bring this to an end but for the most part ships take their own risks coming out of the Red Sea after passing through the Suez Canal.

 

Of course that means they need to make their way through the Bab el-Mandeb Straights without being struck by Houthis shelling out of Yemen. The Houthi rebels in Yemen are Iranian backed and attempting to conquer all of Yemen to give Iran a base from which to attack Saudi Arabia from the south. This will come in very handy should Iran decide to attack Saudi Arabia from Iraq and the north mainly the northeast of Saudi Arabia which has the majority of Shiite Muslims as well as most of the oil fields. Additionally, Iran has made friends with Qatar and has made overtures claiming than Oman and Bahrain are actually breakaway Iranian provinces. Much like China keeps threatening that they will one day rejoin Taiwan to the mainland as it is simply a breakaway province, Iran makes the same claims on Oman and Bahrain. Bahrain has a Sunni monarch and a predominantly Shiite population. During the Arab Spring (boy was that a joke and a complete disaster from the word go thanks in part to President Obama who had a hand in these failed revolts with great assistance from Hillary Clinton and the European Union) the Shiites in Bahrain revolted and things appeared to be heading for real troubles, that was until Saudi Arabia used the multi-lane causeway highway to send troops to quell the revolt. The Shiites left their Mosques on Friday all revved up to overthrow the monarch when they found tanks, armored personnel carriers and heavily armed Saudi Arabian troops at both ends of the block so everybody calmed down and went home. Sure there were a few short outbursts of violence which were immediately quelled. The entire Arab Spring in Bahrain ended that Friday with barely a whimper. Similarly, the Shiites in the northeast of Saudi Arabia thought about staging an uprising but were quickly persuaded to remain calm. That thought of rising up was so short it did not even make a single news cycle.

 

Egypt is next on out little tour and is currently largely complacent. They had their Arab Spring and threw out military rule and President Mubarak and replaced him with the predicted Muslim Brotherhood candidate, President Morsi. President Morsi was advised by Turkish President Erdogan to take a slow and steady approach to Islamizing Egypt but paid that no heed. He took off on a radical program of change trying almost overnight to make Egypt a Muslim Brotherhood run totalitarian hellhole. This was met with a public already in revolt mode and they rose up again and demanded Morsi’s head. General of the Army Sisi took the hint and removed the Muslim Brotherhood from power and held new elections. Having the most recognized name in Egypt and having just saved the day, surprisingly Sisi who had stepped down from General of the Army ran and won the Presidency of Egypt. So Egypt is now safely back under military rule for intents and purposes and appears happy to be so. The one problem is the Sinai Peninsula. The Sinai Peninsula is filled with terrorists from al-Qaeda and Islamic State to Hamas and even Iranian backed groups. They attack Egyptian military outposts with varying degrees of success. They often attack the border outposts between Egypt and Gaza in order to allow the flow of terrorists, arms, and contraband into and out of Gaza where Hamas and Islamic Jihad share control. What is interesting about Gaza is that Islamic Jihad is supplied by Iran amongst others and Hamas is Muslim Brotherhood thus provisioned by them and also on occasion they are given rocket engine technologies and even rudimentary guidance systems from Iran as Iran will even arm Sunnis if they are attacking Iran’s favorite target. Egypt has yet to put down the menaces in the Sinai Peninsula and they have even been cleared to use whatever troops and equipment they need and they are apparently fighting a losing battle, or at least not completely reaching a totally peaceful situation. Perhaps they never should have accepted the Sinai Peninsula back when they made peace between President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin.

 

Turkey is also involved in a war which few appear to care to mention. They are claiming to fight against Bashir al-Assad in Syria as well as against Islamic State but somehow the majority of their efforts appear to be barely across the border. They seem preoccupied, or at least President Erdogan is preoccupied, with the Kurds. Turkey could actually make a great agreement and win an ally for life if they would simply allow the Kurds to form their own nation out of northeastern Syria, northern Iraq and at the worst a few tens or hundreds of square miles of southeastern Turkey where the population is majority Kurdish. The United States or other groups would probably handsomely reward Turkey for the lost lands, give a relocation allowance to any Turkish non-Kurdish citizens desiring to leave the Kurdish nation and return to Turkey and all could be settled. Even if Turkey refused to sacrifice a small portion of land, the Kurds in Turkey would likely relocate if they were granted recognition as a nation as was promised them by the British (we all know how good the British are on their promises when oil is involved). Turkey has been bombing and using ground assaults backed by heavy armor against the Kurds who have largely been fighting the Islamic State. Apparently Turkey would prefer the Islamic State on their border than the Kurds, there is no accounting for taste.

 

Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

 

Then there are the wars outside of Yemen and Gaza where Iran is a major player. We are referring to Iraq and Syria where Iran is attempting to rule Iraq through proxy and reestablish Bashir al-Assad as the ruler of Syria. Bashir al-Assad has lost almost the entirety of his nation to the Islamic State, a number of other rebels, a Kurdish section which is simply attempting to protect their own people as well as the Yazidi refugees they took in after rescuing them when the rest of the world twiddled their thumbs, President Obama leading the thumb twiddlers. Iran has a friend in Russia who are actually fighting simply to retain their Mediterranean Sea port privileges such that they retain a warm water port capable of allowing ships to enter the Atlantic Ocean year round without having to pass through the Dardanelles in Turkey, an iffy situation at times. That is why the majority of the Russian operations center around Latakia and the port facilities located in that Mediterranean coastal city. Latakia is also in the central region where the Alawite Tribe resides which also happens to be Bashir al-Assad’s allies and tribal alliance and they along with some of the Druze except they have largely withdrawn and are simply, as are the Kurds, defending their own people and lands from the Islamic State and any other threats. They are safe from the Russians, Iranians and Syrian Army and even most likely the Hezballah forces from Lebanon who are supporting Bashir al-Assad as if Syria was their own country and not Lebanon. Hezballah is there because Iran insisted they fight or else Iran would have cut them off and they would then be facing the rest of Lebanon ready to dispose of the Hezballah terrorists who have been ruling Lebanon through their military threat. The one benefit of Hezballah fighting in Syria and taking the casualties in numbers far higher than are admitted is they are unable to attack any others including but not limited to the Christians and other minorities in Lebanon.

 

Our final stop is at the Afghanistan and Pakistan end of MENA. We left out some of the nations at the far end of northern Africa where one of the major problems is Boko Haram who are bloodthirsty Islamist terrorists who often kidnap Christians and even other Muslims and sell them into slavery. They specialize in selling to the sex slave industry and thus most often target young women and boys. Their other main effort is to murder Christians and Animists, something which sounds familiar from the South Sudan. Boko Haram operated largely centered on northern and central Nigeria and the neighboring areas even south to Mali. Meanwhile, Afghanistan and Pakistan consist of large areas which are considered tribal and the government rarely enters these zones as the tribes are well armed and do not recognize the governmental right to their areas. Too often these tribal areas will war with one another and then they make their money off of allowing terrorists to train and make a lucrative business from poppies. The heroin trade is something the government does not fight as they too benefit from the trafficking in illicit drugs. Until there is introduced another cash crop the farmers will grow and sell the easiest and most profitable crop they can raise, poppies. The flowers are almost as pretty as the profits. Needless to point out but where you have such profits there will always be violence as the tribes desire to expand their fields and taking the tribe next door’s fields is the quickest way to making more profit. Additionally, there is the constant state of conflict between Pakistan and India over Kashmir, a nation which appears on older maps and had the distinction of having to be colored white because it had so many neighboring nations on its border that it needed it own color and white was the best one not in use anywhere else. That concludes our Middle East conflict roundup leaving one nation obviously ignored, imagine all this without mentioning the nation always considered the source of the Middle East conflict chart. Perhaps the rest of it is not so peaceful after all.

 

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January 23, 2017

Two State Solution Actually Four State Solution

 

The world is still calling for the mythical two state solution despite knowing that it is a complete myth. Israel has had this choice forced down their throats for years resulting in many compromises which negate any hope left for such as a two state solution. A two state solution was already attempted with the surrender of Gaza which is now a dysfunctional terrorist state run by Hamas and shared with Islamic Jihad, the same Islamic Jihad financed and allied with the Iranians who also are sometimes partners with Hamas as well. You know, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, a saying many in the Islamic world live by. So, even if it were possible to connive and wrangle a two state solution with Mahmoud Abbas, which is not possible but more on that later, that would still make a third state with Hamas and Israel as the other two. But wait, there’s more. Before Prime Minister Ariel Sharon withdrew all Israelis citizens, communities, IDF, and other security personnel from Gaza in August of 2005, Prime Minister Ehud Barak withdrew Israeli forces from Southern Lebanon in 2000 leading not to peace with Lebanon but the establishment of a Hezbollah autonomous entity in Southern Lebanon which led to the Second Lebanon War and constant tensions and threats of terrorist war instead of peace. So technically there are already two terrorist states caused by Israeli withdrawals in which the world, the same world demanding yet more territorial withdrawals claiming they will lead to peace in our time, gave guarantees through the United Nations and United States that peace was on the horizon if only Israel would trust those sworn to destroy her and murder every Jew in Israel.

 

So, let us look at the promises made by a presumed peace-loving world and the entity with whom Israel must deal in order to reach their beloved peace. The entity is the Palestinian Authority, the same entity to which Israel turned over Gaza with the world celebrating with great fanfare the coming peace and proof that Israel could trust an Arab Palestinian State on her borders without fear. The Palestinian Authority which the world put in place with promises of peace within five years back in 1993 with much back slapping in Europe and congratulations all around in Washington D.C. and Jerusalem as the PLO terrorist groups and its leader and his second in command, Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, made grand gestures and with obvious disgust shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, made possible by Rabin’s Israeli lieutenants, or coconspirators, foreign Minister Shimon Peres and former Meretz Party head Yossi Beilin (image below showing Nobel Peace Prizes for all). That peace in five years, almost identical to the infamous Neville Chamberlin “Peace in our time” promise, led instead to wars which became ever more prevalent after the withdrawal from Southern Lebanon and then the withdrawal from Gaza. But not to worry, this time it will be different, or so the promises from the European Union say and many of its member states, the United Nations, the United States and all the usual leftist dreamers in Israel who also refuse to see reality. Everywhere are the signs including speeches to the Arabs by Mahmoud Abbas and his henchmen, oops, sorry, fellow diplomats, where they guarantee that after any agreement the terrorism will continue, Israeli blood will flow that much faster, and the complete destruction of Israel will be that much closer. But why translate any of these speeches when the guarantees in English are so much more pleasing to those who dream of parties and congratulatory speeches they will give in Europe to adoring sycophants many of whom simply want Israel just as destroyed as do the Arabs.

 

Nobel Peace Prize 1994 was awarded jointly to Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin for their Heroic Efforts in Resurrection of the PLO Terror Menace and Threatening Israel Which are Known as the Oslo Accords

Nobel Peace Prize 1994 was awarded jointly to
Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin
for their Heroic Efforts in Resurrection of the
PLO Terror Menace and Threatening Israel
Which are Known as the Oslo Accords

 

Israel just withstood eight years of pressures placed solely on her shoulders to give concessions in exchange for promises which would be broken as they were being stated. President Obama appeared determined through two Secretaries of State, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, to press Prime Minister Netanyahu to surrender all lands beyond the Green Line so that an Arab State could overlook the heart of Israel from the Judean Heights. When Netanyahu refused to cower and crack under the pressure, the American leadership did all they could to defeat him in the election sending an entire campaign assist committee called Victory 2015 and headed by Jeremy Bird, Obama’s National Field Director in his successful presidential campaigns. This pressure backfired as it incensed the Israeli right and Zionist segments of the populous and they reelected the Likud and Netanyahu. This was assisted greatly when Jewish Home Party (Hebrew: הַיְהוּדִי‎ הַבַּיִת) leader Naftali Bennett made comments a week before the elections implying his lack of drive to be the next Prime Minister. There were rumors of some grand deal which, if it did exist, was broken once the votes had been counted and an obvious boost in electoral numbers appeared to have switched from the Jewish Home Party which lost seats to the Likud Party which became far stronger.

 

Now a new day is dawning and many Israelis feel that changes need to happen and happen soon. We here at BTC support bold and immediate actions to take advantage of the respite being experienced with the change in Presidents in the United States and the fact that the incoming Trump Administration is currently untainted by State Department pressures and demands also from other areas entrenched in the Federal Bureaucracy and special interest NGO’s and others disguised as Human Rights Organizations all of whom are uniformly and completely against Israeli retention of any lands from the Six Day War and forcing Israel to make suicidal sacrifices just so they can claim a great victory. They claim they want peace but have to be aware that once Israel would meet their expectations, then Jerusalem would be the first to face being cut off from the rest of Israel and targeted with terror until the Jews fled or died and then the central plains from Ashkelon through Tel Aviv and on up to Netanya and even to Haifa would be blanketed day and night with rockets raining down from the Judean Hills which overlook the coastal plains. Israel would be warned by a drooling world not to overreact while her infrastructure, power generation, 80% of her industry, three-quarters of her population, her main international airport and her central roadways would become untenable and a wasteland within a few weeks of Hamas style rocket barrages even with easily manufactured rockets with merely a fifteen mile range, hobby rockets with explosive attached would be all that was required (see map below). These rockets could be corrected for optimum effect simply by having observers sit in homes overlooking Israel and reporting back to the launch sites by cell phone. The line of sight and even such easy access of targets as to make a mockery of any promises failing and terrorism being the result are exemplified in this article which has a series of pictures taken from what would become Palestine overlooking Israel with detailed description of some of the major targets which would become vulnerable which can be read here, which we recommend highly (below are but two of the many pictures we thought most exemplified the problem but please read the article and see the remaining pictures for your own edification).

 

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan Depicting the Near Complete Coverage of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan
Depicting the Near Complete Coverage
of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest
Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah
Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

 

Ben Gurion Airport Plane Vulnerability from Palestine (c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

Ben Gurion Airport Plane Vulnerability from Palestine
(c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

 

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6 (c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6
(c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

 

Finally, we would like to restate what we posted yesterday in our article The Clocks Are Ticking Bibi where we called for immediate action. We have since learned from sources as well as reading in Arutz Sheva confirming that Prime Minister Netanyahu has asked Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett ministers not to bring the Ma’ale Adumim sovereignty law to a Knesset so soon after Trump takes office. Bibi Netanyahu made the claim that Israel should not surprise the Trump administration immediately after the inauguration. According to Arutz Sheva quoting the official, “Trump’s officials said Israel can do whatever it wants, and should work as fast as possible so as not to miss any opportunities.” Arutz Sheva further reported they were quoting the official directly having stated, “There is no pressure and we are not involved in the matter right now.” We would like to add that these actions by the Trump Administration is giving clear direction to the Israeli government to act quickly and decisively before any actual steps have been taken by actors in the government to reestablish the former position of such entrenched bureaucrats from the usual suspects, the State Department being at the top of that list, whose entire careers are vested in forcing Israel to make concessions even beyond what is tenable. We would not be surprised if these entities continued to try forcing Israel back behind the Green Line, the 1949 Armistice Line which denoted troop positions at noon of the date set for an end to hostilities with adjustments made for fighting which had continued past that date should Israeli forces had lost territory. We would not even become surprised if after succeeding in the above efforts they would press Israel to surrender the remainder of Jerusalem and the main arteries and train lines which connect Tel Aviv and the rest of Israel through a thin corridor to Jerusalem claiming because of obvious tactical and physical realities they see no way Israel should be permitted to control lands stabbing into the Arab entity now presumed to be forming an actual nation. They would claim it would lead to a more stable border. Eventually they would be claiming that the Israelis should surrender the remaining lands and move into three condos across the street from the departure docks in Tel Aviv and await transit out, should they last that long.

 

The problem the world will have is that after Lebanon and Gaza we have seen this movie before and do not care for another repeat. Many Israelis are completely exhausted with the Oslo talk, the concession demands, the pressures from across Europe and on to the remainder of the globe and are anxious as we realize that the time to annex all of Judea and Samaria and end these farcical charades is immediately. There is not a single reason to wait and there are a million, nay, a gazillion reasons not to wait. For those of you who demand we list the gazillion reasons, allow us to satisfy your request, reason one; the world wants us dead and gone and will not stop until they have destroyed Israel. Two; the world already hates us enough that there are moves in nearly every corner of the globe outside of swaths of the United States, the same swaths which elected Trump and with small pockets in the blue zones of New York State and California, moving to boycott Israeli goods until we commit suicide and will not stop until that day comes. Three; this hatred is ingrained in their anti-Semitic souls and cannot be satisfied thus the hate will only continue to grow whether we meet their demands to act for our own best interests. Four; simply repeat one through three with repeats of three whenever you desire the order to be interrupted until you reach a gazillion. Done and hope you are satisfied with the answer, and if not, then please continue your campaign of hate. Israel will be singled out for special hatreds and condemnation no matter how compliant we make ourselves or how much we serve our own best interests. As long as the world wishes to hate us, why wait for them to grow tired, if they ever will, of hating us because we did what was best for our interests and simply proceed with what is best for us and would actually also be best for the majority of the Arabs in Judea and Samaria.

 

We made the arguments yesterday but a few deserve repeating and a few additional will help. First and foremost, it is an apartheid policy to claim that Jews, Israeli or otherwise, must never be permitted to step on Arab lands which have been designated by Abbas and his merry band of terrorists as their lands. Their enforcing a law which imposes a death sentence for anybody who sells their land to a Jew, and in some cases simply to a non-Arab, need be repealed and tossed where it belongs, in some inferno. Given their freedom to run their own lives, make their own choices, make profits from their business free of being robbed by Abbas and his fellow kleptocrats, the Arabs of Judea and Samaria would be infinitely better off. Extending Israeli rule of law and annexing all of Judea and Samaria would benefit the Arab population residing there. A path to full citizenship can be made possible for these Arabs. In the meantime they should be granted as much autonomy as possible while keeping the lands as an integral part of Israel. Develop all of the lands within Judea and Samaria including the Arab ruled areas doing so in their areas with local workers helping their economies. Definitely allow Arabs desiring to move elsewhere and who have the required approvals but were blocked by the Palestinian Authority or threats against their families by the PLO, Hamas, Fatah or other entities to emigrate and sell their properties for whatever the market will provide. If they desire to sell to Jews even at ridiculous prices which are four or more times the properties’ worth, more power and wealth to them. Apply Israeli laws to these areas as far as treating them as completely equal areas and allow for the Arabs residing there to live anywhere within Israel after vetting them for ties to terror. Make provisions for how their status is not changed simply by moving and they remain as a form of residence alien until they complete the requirements for becoming a full Israeli citizen. Finally, by permitting emigration and free market pricing for their properties, the Arabs will themselves choose their path for the first time since 1967 when the Arab terror leaders of the PLO and later on Hamas and Islamic Jihad set the limitations treating these Arabs as weapons to use against Israel and not as people. That will enrich these people’s lives simply by removing Mahmoud Abbas and company and sending them back into exile. Finally, there should be free elections to be held across the Arab areas which had been administrated and oppressed and suppressed by the Palestinian Authority allowing the Arabs to determine their own destiny for the first time since the Oslo Accords bound them under the Palestinian Authority. There are a myriad of other benefits the Arabs would receive and Israel could finally police the area and remove those who desire to take the terrorist route and remove these parasitic individuals who produce only death and allow the Arabs to enjoy life, real life free from threats of an overbearing dictator who has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars since taking the reins from Yasser Arafat who had stolen billions of dollars of aid money before. The Arab Palestinians have been the most subsidized individuals in the history of the world and whose leaders have stolen on levels unknown and many thought impossible to attain making people such as United Socialist States of Russia dictator Joseph Stalin, Communist Chinese dictator Mao tse Dong, former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, King Herod of Judea and numerous other dictators throughout history.

 

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