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May 12, 2017

When Lies Bury the Truth of Promises Given

 

Should Europe along with potentially Canada, Australia and/or the United States decide to go down the multicultural route to suicide, please do not try to demand the same of Israel and definitely please do not attempt to drag us down with you. Stop pretending that there were no promises made after World War I and that the San Remo Conference, the Treaty of Sèvres, the Treaty of Lausanne, the League of Nations affirmed Mandate System and Article 80 of the United Nations Charter by which the United Nations assumed the responsibility to enforce the League of Nations Mandate Systems was simply some myth. Many of your leaders signed these documents and now you pretend they never existed and that there were no guarantees given the Zionist Jews who even agreed to let seventy-eight percent of the British Mandate be used for an Arab state which today is Jordan. In exchange the British, that’s your nation Prime Minister Theresa May, that is the Crown of England and the British Isles, would guarantee that the Jewish State would be the remaining twenty-two percent which consist of the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and that these lands would remain inviolate. I know, it was a promise to Jews, who keeps promises to Jews. Well, perhaps the time has come for the world to start keeping its word even to Jews and perhaps the Kurds and all the little people who those bigger and more powerful and numerous nations decide are not worthy of receiving respect, perhaps that time has finally come. The Kurds have defended their land and pushed the Islamic State terrorists from more land and stopped their advances before others had even attempted such and now is the time to fulfill the promise the British gave the Kurds before oil was discovered near Mosul and the British cut a deal with King Feisal giving Iraq the majority of the Kurdish lands in exchange for oil rights leaving the remainder to ne swallowed by Syria, Tukey and Iran. Let us have the world finally keep their word and while they are making deals allow the Middle East to decide their own borders by clans and tribes instead of arbitrary lines sprawled on a map by French and British cartographers making nations which were designed to tear themselves apart such that they would never rise or band together as each would have to be ruled by dictators with iron fists or monarchs equally stifling. It was a brilliant plan except that it made for destitution and failed nations in its wake, but that was the plan, was it not. The time has come to make amends and allow for a new Middle East that can grow and develop a future for its people who are homogeneous.

 

Even if the world is unprepared to redraw the entire Middle East, perhaps a few smaller steps can be a start. First, give unto Israel and the Jews that which was promised and free the Arabs who became Palestinians in 1964, that is 1964 AD and not 1964 BCE, to relocate if they so choose with a generous buyout of their lands and homes and a nice relocation bonus plus air fare to either their new nation of choice or a neutral nation and tickets on an airline which will take them to their new location and transport of their possessions to their new home if they choose to relocate and promise to not return to Israel or make further claims. Permit the Arabs who are kept in camps for no reason other than to use against Israel, to reside in their host nation with a generous stipend given to these nations to resettle these people with half of the stipend given to the refugees directly through UNRWA. Then perhaps the world could spend the energies and efforts wasted in an effort to destroy Israel and destroy the Jewish State to solve the problems in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. After these, there are the African States along the African Transition Zone (see map below) where terrorism has been tearing these nations drawing them into civil wars and strife where innocents are the main victims of the violence and destruction. There are so many places on this tiny little rock spinning in the vastness of space in need of humanitarian relief efforts and restructuring of their governance to better serve the people and use their natural resources and potentials for a more optimum level leading to better lives for their people. These are the challenges that the world could be fighting instead of trying to destroy one tiny little sliver of a nation sitting on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It is not difficult to find the areas in trouble, what is difficult are caring enough to repair their problems. It has always been easier for mankind to destroy than to build; to wreck what others are building than to worry about building for others; to tear down rather than build up.

 

African Transition Zone

African Transition Zone

 

The Earth has gotten very much smaller with no place on the Earth more than half a day jet travel from every other place on the Earth. Missiles, ICBM’s in particular, can reach from any point to any other point in less than thirty minutes. This means that as more and more nations develop miniaturized thermonuclear warheads in the tens of millions of tons of explosive power and the ICBM’s with which to deliver them, every city in the world faces annihilation with next to no notice. With ship-board and submarine-based nuclear missiles, the warning time comes down to next to nothing. War is quickly becoming something that best be made obsolete or else people may become extinct along with much of the life upon the planet. Things are becoming tense in too many places around the globe for comfort. President Erdoğan of Turkey has recently taken near total control of his nation and has in the recent past declared interest in extending the borders of Turkey to include Aleppo, Syria and Mosul, Iraq in the name of defeating the Islamic State. Instead of attacking the declared target of the Islamic State, President Erdoğan has instead targeted mostly the Kurds who are located far to the north of the Islamic State forces, so much so that these attacks cannot be construed as mistakes or missed targets but only as intentional attacks. North Korea has in the past used nuclear and missile testing in order to blackmail the world in order to force aid payments or relief from sanctions. Its dictator Kim Jong Un currently rules North Korea. This dictator has ordered one of his top generals executed, his own uncle executed, his half brother living in another country assassinated and has exhibited behavior which, to say the least, has been very troubling. Take one Kim Jong Un and mix in nuclear weapons with ship launched missiles and a satellite which passes over the central United States and could be dropped to an optimum altitude to explode and EMP pulse which could, and probably would, take out all electrical service in the northern hemisphere of America. The one further problem is nobody knows exactly what this satellite has or what was the purpose of placing it in orbit such that it would cross the United States coming from the south, which is the singular direction for which there are minimal defenses. North Korea may only be a singular and presumed minor problem, but with the world wound up tighter than a drum it may only take a small drumbeat to poke the initial hole and from there who can tell how big a tear will result.

 

For one the Middle East is simply a sideshow as the bigger problems are in the Far East and Europe. Europe is collapsing and will eventually fall to the Islamic influences that have been brought into Europe to replace their lack of young adults as Europe has had a declining population trending since the mid 1980’s. Russia would like to reacquire their influence over the easternmost nations that were once part of the Warsaw Pact and spread their influence into the Balkan States. Further, due to the passivity of the United States, Russia has reestablished ties in the Middle East including naval bases in western Syria, strong relations with Iran which include weapons sales that included the S-300 anti-aircraft systems, and have opened relations with Egypt in the area of weapons sales denied by the United States in a reaction to President Sisi replacing the Muslim Brotherhood government. China has expanded into the South China Sea with such maneuvers as building manmade islands and weaponizing them with aircraft and other military assets. China has also laid claims to islands that are also claimed by Japan, the Philippines, and Vietnam. China has also pushed back more than expected or desired on pressuring North Korea to calm down on threats and belligerence.

 

Economical problems are also pressing a number of nations. Leading the parade is Venezuela where there are next to no goods available even if one had sufficient money to buy things including food, medicine and other basics including toilet paper. Coming in a close and desperate second and the longest member of the destitute and bankrupt nations is North Korea where there have been desperate times where there has been next to no food for those outside the military or ruling elite who live extravagant lives. There are close to another dozen nations who are facing serious economic challenges whose people deserve a better life and more effective governance. Then there are the nations where major powers have caused grief through incomplete planning or total lack of planning. Such places were part of what was mislabeled the Arab Spring. Egypt was barely able of escaping disaster but is still a nation where the people are in need of education if they are to ever be capable of a better life.

 

The lack of education is a problem through much of the world and is one place where all of the developed nations could give so much which would result in paying dividends beyond measure. Another place where the developed nations could assist the third world nations is in agricultural technology and practices with which the farmers could contribute greatly to the national wealth and feed their own populations far more than under current conditions. Also by introducing industries, which could provide both jobs and needed services and equipment such as tractors, plows and other farming equipment, would allow their entire economies to be initiated and placed on a path which would assist their development. The leaders of nations have often made speeches about how the world could be made so much better if we could cooperate. Why not try cooperation instead of tearing one another apart. Even if only the nations who have democratic governance would cooperate, they could accomplish so much more and through leading by example, they might attract other nations into the sphere of democracies. Well, if nothing else, can we at least allow Israel to solve her problems in peace and without constant attempts to undermine her very existence. End playing games pretending that Mahmoud Abbas and his merry band of terrorists are desirous of peace and not the destruction of Israel. It is understandable why European governments are so enamored with the Arabs and their desire to destroy the Jewish States. You need their oil and they are simply attempting to finish what Europe worked so feverishly to accomplish just over three-quarters of a century ago, and blaming Germany is a muted means of attempting to pretend that they were not aided with every effort available by the majority of the nations they conquered. The French often rounded up twice the number requested begging the Germans to take the children as well and they were just one example, the Vichy French. The Netherlands were not much better and the Balkans had their own SS battalions to hunt down Jews and Slavic people. Poland had little choice as the Nazis took complete control but then there were those Polish towns that had their own pogroms when their Jews who survived attempted to return home. Almost all of Europe contributed either actively or passively with select exceptions of whom many have been recognized by Israel. As one who was interviewed stated about her working to save the Jews she could stated that she simply remained sane, Christian and moral while society went over the cliff. From what we have seen, the world is once again rushing to go over that same cliff.

 

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April 29, 2017

The Time to Prevent a New Holocaust is Now!

 

We just commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day and there were special services where a special Kaddish may have been recited and the names of the relatives of Congregants’ families are read. If the town or city has a Holocaust Memorial, then a flower lying may also be held. There are numerous and varied commemorative activities as there are congregations and memorials. There are also many contribution drives correlated with Holocaust Remembrance Day hoping to work on people’s consciences and memories to loosen their grip on their wallets. We figure these drives are more successful than similar such attempted during other weeks of the year as their supposition is likely correct. But all these services, prayers, flower lying, listing of names and all the other means of attempting to give relevance in our time to the memory of the Holocaust such that we can prevent a reoccurrence are less likely to serve that purpose as would taking an active role in strengthening Israel and rebuking the false Arab claims of an independent peoples who are owed over twenty percent of the lands which were left for Israel. The world ignores the fact that Jordan occupies over three-fourths, which is over seventy-five percent, of the original British Mandate which was originally meant to be reserved for the Jewish State. The Arabs are currently targeting to make claims to over ninety percent of the original British Mandate in order to place the Jews in an indefensible box sitting underneath the Judean Heights where they could rain rockets down using line of sight and destroy the Jews while the world commemorates the last Holocaust and ignoring the Holocaust about to be perpetrated right before their eyes. The saddest part is that they will choose another date and have a Second Holocaust Remembrance Day complete with services, prayers, flower lying, listing of names and all the other means of attempting to give relevance and to console their souls for their lack of action when it was required.

 

Often we have called for people to awaken their fellow human beings and bring to them the reality of what the entire set of actions against Israel are all about, the removal of the Jewish State and the burying of the millions of Israeli Jews in one mass unmarked grave. All those accepting the “Two State Solution as the final closure of Arab claims, are naïve. The memories of the demands by the Arabs in the 1920’s are long forgotten and people’s knowledge of the history is shaky at best. It was the demand for an Arab state as well as any Jewish State which brought on the not so fair solution of dividing the British Mandate along the Jordan River giving the 78% east of the Jordan River to the Arabs and the 22% west of the Jordan River for the Jewish State. The Arab League represented by King Faisal accepted this compromise and all was well until time came in 1947 to declare the Jewish State. The Arabs demanded that the Jews be granted the right to reside under Arab rule in the remaining 22% of the British Mandate promising they would care for the Jews and grant them all the rights given to the Muslims. Fortunately, the Zionist Congress refused this offer knowing that what was intended was they would give the Jews exactly the rights to be Muslims, not to be Jewish. Finally, on November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution, which adopted the plan for the partition of Palestine dividing the remaining 22% of land evenly between the Arabs and the Jews because the Arabs demanded this land because they had not received their lands. This does beg the question of what does one call Jordan if not Arab Land? Well, they divided the land equally in amount and “completely fairly” as far as desert and arable lands (you be the judge with the map below). The Zionist Congress and the Provisional Israeli government accepted the partition and the Arab League refused the partition claiming that they could not accept any Jewish State demanding that all the land be under Arab rule as explained above. The patrician included making Jerusalem an International Zone protected and run by a United Nations Security Force. With Jerusalem entirely surrounded and in the center of Arab controlled lands and all access roadways completely under Arab control, anyone care to guess how long that United Nations Security Force would remain on station? We guessed maybe forty-eight hours before slipping out in the dead of night praying to get away, and the Arabs would allow them to leave and never return and Jerusalem would be under Muslim Rule and no other religion permitted any rights unlike today under Israeli rule where everyone including Christians, Jews, Muslims (Shia and Sunni) anyone else is permitted rights in Jerusalem with Jews the most restricted, but that is a different argument. Also on the map it can be noted is that nearly two-thirds of the lands reserved for the Jews are in the Negev Desert and much of the remainder of the lands are underneath Arab guns with the Arabs holding all the heights, the Judean Hills, the Golan Heights and the Galilee Ridge. Even the eastern ridge of the Galilee sits beneath and well in range of artillery or sniper fire from the Golan Heights as Jewish farmers in the Northern Galilee found out the hard way until the Six Day War where Israel took control of the Golan Heights from Syria. The reason the Arabs refused this offer became obvious on the morning of May 15, 1948, the first hours of the existence of Israel when six Arab armies from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt with additional assists from forces sent by Yemen and the Sudan plus the Palestinian Brigades under the Mufti of Jerusalem and other militias and irregulars. During this war there were orders intercepted which were determined to have come from military officers who had fought in World War II on both sides assisting the Arab forces from behind the lines. That was then, back to now.

 

November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly partition of Palestine dividing the remaining 22% of land evenly between the Arabs and the Jews

November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly
partition of Palestine dividing the remaining 22%
of land evenly between the Arabs and the Jews

 

These Arabs demanding a Two State Solution are the same Arabs who fought with the Palestinian Brigades under the Mufti of Jerusalem, the man who assisted the Nazis during World War II spending most of the war in Berlin meeting with the high brass of the Nazi command and some credit with pressing for the final solution to the “Jewish problem” and pleading that the Nazis carry out the same when they would take control of the Middle East and beyond. Their leaders have stated that the Two State Solution is not the end; it is but one-step towards their attaining their final solution. Their use of those words is no accident of language as they have explained numerous times. Their efforts and claims will never end until there is no Jewish State and no Jew permitted to live on Palestinian Arab lands. All the lands are Palestinian Arab Lands according to the Arab leadership and must be cleansed as they take what they claim is theirs and a place where no Jew has ever lived. They discount the existence of the First Temple, the Second Temple and all of Jewish history and the history of the Bible claiming that the people of the Bible were Arab Palestinians who have lived here anywhere from five to nine thousand years. A little trip back to reality and we realize that during the British Mandate the Palestinians were the Jews according to the British and when they referred to the Jews they used the world Palestinians while when referring to the Arabs they called them Arabs. The idea of Palestinians actually meaning Arabs was actually in 1964 when Yasser Arafat initiated the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization), with the assistance of the KGB in Moscow, and they declared their intent to liberate all of the rest of the Palestinian lands. As Judea and Samaria, the areas the Arab Palestinians currently claim, were illegally occupied by Jordan as they held half of Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria, the PLO made no claims to these lands whatsoever. Their claim was they would drive the Jews from the remainder of Arab lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, as noted in Article 24 of the PLO Charter before it was altered after the Six Day War to include Gaza and the West Bank (Judea and Samaria). Their target then was Israel and their intent was that once they had driven the Jews from the lands, they would then turn these lands over to Jordan and then all would be happy. This declaration had nothing to do with the “Occupation” or “Settlers” as this was June 2, 1964, three years and three days before the start of the Six Day War when during the days of June 5-10, 1967, the Israelis responded initially to an imminent threatened attack by Syria and Egypt and then an actual unprovoked assault out of Judea and Samaria and across the entirety of Jerusalem by Jordan; Israel repulsed these attacks and liberated Gaza, Judea and Samaria and took the areas that included the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula. So the basis for the whole idea of the Two State Solution is to simply finish negating the safety Israel took in measure by taking the remainder of lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, in simpler worlds, retook and liberated the lands which were originally denoted as belonging to the Jews to build their homeland according to all solutions as determined at San Remo Conference and numerous following conferences, treaties and agreements. Does anyone believe after the initial determination at the founding of the PLO, the precursor for the Palestinian Authority (PA) and every other Arab Palestinian effort including the Gaza independence and coup by Hamas which allows Gaza to fire rockets into Israel while the PA claims innocence as if an unrelated group, that once they are granted their demanded state that will be the end and there is no means by which the PLO will return to their original declaration of driving the Jews from the remainder of Arab lands? The next important map is below which we ask that you take close note of the shaded area in the center of map inside the trapezoid and then understand that along the Green Line the heights above sea level rise from less than five hundred feet to well over a thousand feet (noted in the cutaway below with the rise actually being more dramatic than shown).

 

Cutaway View of Tactical Advantage and Necessity of the Jordan Valley and Judean Hills for Defending Coastal Plains and Israel Alongside the Mediterranean Sea

Cutaway View of Tactical Advantage and Necessity
of the Jordan Valley and Judean Hills for Defending
Coastal Plains and Israel Alongside the Mediterranean Sea

 

 

The Real Truth About Israel in Stark Relief and Graphically Displayed

The Real Truth About Israel in Stark Relief and Graphically Displayed

 

The drive to defeat the Jews and remove them from what the Muslim and Arab worlds consider their lands given them through conquest by Allah will not end as long as Israel exists. The Arabs in Lebanon under Hezballah are claiming the Galilee as presumably their sacred trust which Israel has stolen and to which the Jews have no rightful claim. We should not feel alone in this as the Arabs and Muslims still claim that the Christians illegally removed the rightful Islamic forces from all of Andalusia and they will reconquer these stolen lands in time. Oh, you have never heard of Andalusia? Well let us draw you a map of Andalusia next to another map you might find easier to recognize (see map below). There are claims to be made in Eastern Europe one of which you might recall which was a conflict where Kosovo was decided by NATO forces not to be a part of Croatia or Slovakia but its own nation and was to be Islamic so its name was changed and is now Kosova. If you had to look back, don’t feel bad as you likely had company, as the change was not quite as shocking or drastic as one might have expected, but then it might say something about the original claim of Kosovo not being actually part of any Christian nation. There are areas in India and Pakistan and India currently are clashing and have been for decades over who gets what parts of what was formerly Kashmir (I think I had a sweater from there once). Then there is the fighting in the Philippines where the Island of Mindanao is claimed by Islamic forces which carry out strikes in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, as well as on the island of Mindanao itself. There are the Boko Haram terror forces (yellow area in referenced map further below) who are claiming more and more lands in central Nigeria and along with forces from the Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia are striking into the entirety of areas often referred to as the African Transition Zone (shaded area in referenced map further below). And there are the wars being fought currently against Israel. Many people believe mistakenly that Israel has only the Palestinian Arabs as a problem and that is limited to the PA and Hamas (read on please).

 

Andalusia Compared to Portugal and Spain

Andalusia Compared to Portugal and Spain

 

 

African Transition Zone

African Transition Zone

 

Well, partnering with Hamas there is also Islamic Jihad, and some IRGC forces sent by Iran as well as various other groups, small bands and clan forces all of which contribute to the war out of Gaza and provide Hamas with other entities who they can claim launched unapproved rocket or sniper attacks despite nothing actually happening in Gaza (aka Hamastan) which they have not allowed even if through passivity. Then there are units from al-Qaeda, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Islamic State and smaller groups throughout the PA semi-autonomous regions. Many of these, especially Hamas, desire taking over from the PA and know if they removed Mahmoud Abbas from power forcing elections that Hamas would likely win handily. It is this threat which has Mahmoud Abbas allowing the IDF to operate within Area A, despite it being against the Oslo Accords, because their operations prevent numerous Hamas and other entities strikes both against Israel, which would force him to explain and possibly actually act, as well as against his person and other PA resources which saves his risking his security forces starting a revolution fighting against Hamas. Imagine his having to explain why PA Security Forces were shooting other Arabs. Abbas would have a revolt demanding his head on a pole and that would cause inter-Arab fighting on a scale which might have the world demanding that Israel step in and protect Abbas and assist the PA Security Forces. Imagine what a mess would result from such. Also, Israel has that little problem in Lebanon called Hezballah. Here there is another little secret. Hezballah now also commands the Lebanese Army which means all the weapons given to the Lebanese Army by the Russians and the Americans (Article covering this problem with inclusive list of American hardware and weapons systems), including Abrams Main Battle Tanks and various aircraft, are now available to Hezballah should they press for another war with Israel. This would mean any Hezballah war with Israel has now become a Lebanese war with Israel. This would not be much of a stretch as Israel and Lebanon currently are at war with a shaky armistice which any Hezballah incursion would easily cause that armistice to be considered broken. Israel is also still at war with a few other Arab nations stemming from the Arab League declaring war on Israel in May of 1948. These nations include but may not be considered a complete list; Syria (what’s left of it), Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, Libya (also what’s left of it), Yemen, Pakistan, Morocco and Cuba (yes, Cuba). Iran also has declared a war on Israel but thus far, attacks have yet to be detected. Also there are numerous smaller groups supporting Hezballah such as Amal and Jammoul plus whatever aid in armaments and personnel including trainers and strategists which are provided from Iran often coming through Damascus, Syria, another Iranian ally relying heavily on Iran as well as Russia to survive. Iran has provided Hezballah with over one-hundred-fifty-thousand rockets and missiles of various sizes, ranges and warhead capabilities many of which are capable of striking anywhere in Israel and possibly into Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. This is the entirety of the Arab-Israeli conflict which the world tends to ignore but which Israel must remain vigilant and prepared for any and all possible contingencies.

 

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April 9, 2017

Trump and the New Syria Policy

 

Trump has a new Syria policy which, except for one major change, which may not even really be any change, looks awfully similar to the Trump old Syria policy. What we witnessed last Friday was the Trump policy on the use of weapons of mass destruction against civilians. It mattered not whether it had been Syria, North Korea, Libya or any other place where such hideous acts might have been carried out. Wherever there would have been any use of chemical, biological, nuclear or any other weapons of mass destruction against civilians; whoever or whichever nation or leader who would have utilized weapons of mass destruction murdering any number large or small of civilians; would have probably been the recipients of an American strike by Tomahawk Cruise Missiles or B-52 long-range heavy bombers or other long arm of United States military reach to send the message that the United States would no longer stand by and simply twiddle our thumbs or make empty threats setting erasable red lines against such use of these weapons. The message might even have been extended for any mass murdering of civilians using even normative weapons such as barrel bombs or even artillery bombardment. This was President Trump announcing that the United States of old has returned and that nations and their leaders will be held responsible for their actions. We bet that exactly what Trump announced as a challenge to the rest of the world during his short commentary on the Syria attack was the meat that we should take away from the action against Syria, that he desires leading the world in efforts to end the horrors of terrorism by targeting the terror leadership.

 

So, what about this war against Syria everybody claims President Trump just declared? Well, first thing is that, as a number of Congresspersons mentioned, Congress is the body of the government which declares wars and also must be conferred with and approve any sustained military engagements. If President Trump plans an extended military confrontation against Syria, he will be required to get Congressional approval. We would advise not holding your breath waiting for the speech from President Trump before Congress asking for either a declaration of war or an extension for military operations in Syria. President Trump was simply sending a message with an exclamation point. His promise not to enter the Syrian war remains in place as does his promise not to get mired down in any Middle East war. Syria will remain a Russian playground unless Bashir al-Assad has not learned his lesson. Even if Assad is thinking that he might just desire to test the mettle of this new American President and see if this was just simply a one-off and that President Trump simply really is no different than his predecessor, President Obama; the odds are that Russian President Putin likely would advise him against any such stupidity. Even if Bashir al-Assad did not get the message or believes the message which was sent, we can trust that President Putin definitely got the message and that will serve just as well.

 

Donald Trump

 

But what about the long term cost of this military adventure? Has President Trump completely alienated President Putin? After all, President Putin did cancel the agreement where the United States and Russia exchanged information between their military commands so as not to have any misunderstandings or run any risk of their two militaries running into one another as a surprise. That action by President Putin was more posturing than actual anger as that communication likely was used before the attack so that the Russians were advised, likely with insufficient time to warn the Syrians and just sufficient time to get their own people to safety. Even if the Russians were able to warn the Syrians, the message still was received and both leaders, Putin and Assad, likely also know if another such punitive attack should become necessary, there will be no warnings next time. This was a message for more than Assad or Putin; this was a message to the world and most definitely was not a declaration of the United States entering the Syrian war. Those claiming such are simply attempting to be alarmist and are simply people who were not strongly supportive of Trump and were seeking a reason, any reason to run from him and joining those bashing him daily on social media. Those others who would love nothing more than for President Trump to get mired down in the Syrian war and have come out of the woodwork to support this military actions and are calling for more follow-on military actions are not friends of the President and are not seeking the best for him. These are the ones who have opposed President Trump and his non-interventionist policies and are hoping beyond hope that they can finally force him into supporting their policies. They will lose as President Trump if nothing else is his own man and will do as he desires. He signaled exactly his desired path during the campaign and this attack was no deviation.

 

On another front, this attack should remove some of the silliness that President Trump was nothing but President Putin’s marionette. The distraction from the real scandal should be dead and buried and we can now get on to looking for how deep the rabbit hole which starts with President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice and likely leads right to the President himself. Even if the Russians did actually purloin e-mails from the Democratic National Committee and from Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chief, John Podesta, e-mails and make them public, had the media been worth their salt they would have found this information themselves. The Democratic National Committee e-mails were not stolen anyway as it is already a known fact that they were leaked by somebody inside the DNC. This means that the media was probably given access to this information and decided to sit on it as it did not serve placing Hillary into the White House. That would even include FOX News as many of the reporters and editorialists even at FOX were in the, “Anybody but Trump Camp,” even if that meant Hillary Clinton. It took somebody not so much interested in the election as they are in releasing anything which was factual and the public should have the right to know. Information on a Presidential candidate definitely fell into those criteria. That was likely the main driving factor behind Wikileaks putting out the information which was in those communications. They actually provided a service for the American voters by placing before them news which the media refused to provide despite its obvious importance. These leaks were more of a shaming of the media than it was a shaming of Hillary Clinton, as it was Hillary Clinton which shamed Hillary Clinton. President Abraham Lincoln loved the truth and trusted the people and his words should be revered by the media and rejoiced by bartenders. President Lincoln is quoted having written or said, “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” We too favor his opinion, waitress, another pitcher if you please.

 

Pitcher of Beer

Pitcher of Beer

 

Kidding aside, Wikileaks should be given a great amount of thanks for revealing truths which the American media refused to release. Where we doubt that their releases actually cost Hillary Clinton a single vote, but we do believe that they may have pushed a few wavering voters to change from simply sleeping in and then going golfing to actually voting for Donald Trump. Our friends in Michigan and Wisconsin will tell us that their going for Trump had nothing to do with people not going to play golf; nobody plays golf there except in July or August because the rest of the year the weather and lake effect storms make such an unpleasant venture. Whatever those few people who were swayed by the information, the truths, released by Wikileaks may or may not have made the difference, but we doubt they did sway the election for Trump as the two camps in the United States have drifted to such extremes that there are probably not sufficient people sitting on the fence and the majority of voters are all from each candidate’s base. The problem is for the candidate who does not excite or have the trust of their party base of voters. As far as getting into the war in Syria, that would have been Hillary’s game, not President Trump. We can close telling our friends in the United States and elsewhere, President Trump was taking a shot across the bow of any state actor who might be misjudging him and thinking that they can use weapons of mass destruction or any weapons indiscriminately, and they had best rethink, as that is something he will not suffer. Instead, President Trump will make such a reckless leader suffer and take the side of any suffering people as long as it will not lead to harming the United States. Do not get to thinking President Trump changed as his number one love and devotion outside of his family is his country, the United States of America.

 

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