Beyond the Cusp

December 11, 2015

Once Again the Discussion is How to Satiate Mahmoud Abbas

 

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, a presumably apolitical position of honoraria, told reporters on Wednesday after his meeting with United States President Barack Obama that during discussions the American leader expressed strong, almost obsessive concern over the future of Palestinian Authority (PA) and its leader, chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the man President Obama apparently bases all efforts to attain peace upon and his being sated. Fears that this may be impossible, considering the light of the disconnect with Israel, was the President’s main concern. Remarkably the discussion with an Israeli leader through whom President Obama could deliver a message to Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu centered on fears for the Chairman of the PA, Mahmoud Abbas, and made his being satisfied and aided in preventing any damage which may threaten the continued ability for the PA to hold its power and control over the lands it has under semi-autonomous rule apparently, in President Obama’s world, is a problem Israel is responsible for preserving. The problem is that Chairman Abbas has recently and by all possible measures, been giving himself and the other officials plus his security personnel and at different but overlapping times made comments or orders of actions which have served to inflame the situation even further escalating the ongoing intifada which bothers the United States President, not.

 

The use of the hashtag {#so_what}, as we mentioned in yesterday’s article Stabbing Their Way to a State we also provided the Palestinian Media Watch {PMW} video half way down the article where a very young little girl who at every cue yells the hashtag, social media and publically chanted in the streets of ‘so-what’ as a response implying the necessity to continue the stabbing and vehicular assaults in attempts to make that seminal mass slaughter on the level of Paris if only the right conditions present themselves; otherwise they will continue to carry out solo attacks always with the hope that other Arabs who call themselves Palestinians in the area will join the attack making a chain reaction which leads to the general mayhem and more murders.

 

 

President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday during his meeting at the White House with United States President Barack Obama where the American President expressed concern over the future of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in light of the disconnect with Israel.

President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday during
his meeting at the White House with United States
President Barack Obama where the American President
expressed concern over the future of Palestinian Authority
Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in light of the disconnect with Israel.

 

 

Where is the man of peace? The Pope’s Angel of Peace? The Europeans’ greatest hope to tame the Jew; to tame Israel, to correct the mistake from 1920, the promise from San Remo Conference which formalized the Balfour Declaration into International Law adopted by the United Nations under Article 80 of its Charter. End the place where a Jew can and will defend themselves with guns and aircraft and ships and tanks and live under their own government. Bring back the ‘Good Jew,’ the ‘Passive Jew,’ the ‘Defenseless Jew.’ The anti-Semitism has started to surface disguised previously as anti-Israel, meaning the government and not the Jews, just the rule of the only Jewish nation predominantly by Jews, that is the problem; or anti-Zionist, against the Jew standing proud of their state and actually willing to defend themselves and use the same weapons previously reserved for their betters, their oppressors who could assist the Jew in his being compliant, being behaved, tamed. This is what leads so many to make the differentiation between terror by Arabs against Jews and the terror, if targeted, to what are considered regular people, real terrorism as compared to the Arab Palestinians desperation which forces them to resort to violence. And who causes their desperation? Israel does, the Jews do and that is why the Jews deserve the terror aimed at Israel while any other terror is mad destruction beyond any reason against purely innocent individuals.

 

And what has been the most visual vision of the Prince of Peace, the Hero of Europe Mahmoud Abbas, he has declared every attack as blessed, every injured or killed Arab attacker as a Martyr, the blood spilled he claims is holy blood for the al-Aqsa Mosque. His perfidy is plain for all to see in this Middle East Media Research Institute {MEMRI} translates his words for all wishing to view the reality, the truth of their man of peace, this Mahmoud Abbas, or under his nom de guerre, Abu Mazen.

 

 

 

 

And more lies from the man of piece, this piece of land, that piece of land, every piece of land, just not peace over the lands so people can live normal lives, but then again, he does not know normal; he knows only lies and propaganda such as you murdered our innocent child. This innocent child committed an act of terror and suffered severe injuries but survived and was treated at an Israeli hospital as can be viewed below.

 

 

 

 

Mahmoud Abbas has made some of the most outrageous statements recently included but not limited to declaring that Israel had Jews who were ready to overwhelm the Muslims and enter the al-Aqsa Mosque and were preparing to conduct those Jewish Satanic services and making the al-Aqsa Mosque impure and desecrated. This broadcast came after his severe warnings about the so-called trampling the al-Aqsa Mosque by the Jews with their filthy feet which as can be seen in the following viewed in the video below.

 

 

 

 

Additional effrontery comes from the mouths of the elite of western democracies, the nations who claim to be multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and the most openly accepting of all peoples. This definition is apparently only applied to those minorities in the population much as women (53% of the population and the leading gender sensitivity victims) who have their priorities such as they are, yet all sorts of people, even ones you would less suspect, will be the leaders in denouncing one peoples solely because they hold the oldest of all libels, anti-Semitism.

 

Some of such prima facie evidence of blatant anti-Semitisms by simply calling out Jews or judging Israel by a separate set of criteria came fast and furious after the Friday the 13th attacks of last November leading off with United States Secretary of State John Kerry who commented about the horrific murders saying, “There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that. This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people.”

 

But the American Secretary of State John Kerry was far from alone in his finding a separate set of rules for the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher terror murders from the Friday 13th terror murders from last month. Gérard Araud, the French Ambassador to the United States made a somewhat similar differentiation when he stated, “These are the foundations of our model of society that the terrorists seek to destroy: Yesterday journalists and Jews; now ordinary citizens whose only crime was to enjoy life on a Friday night in Paris.”

 

Another politician whose language presumably is more measured, we have another Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, a Swedish Social Democrat who linked the Paris massacre to the Palestinian conflict by remarking, “To counteract the radicalization, we must go back to the situation such as the one in the Middle East of which not the least the Palestinians see that there is no future: We must either accept a desperate situation or resort to violence.”

 

Back in 1980 when a bomb exploded next to the Paris liberal Synagogue in the Rue Copernic, amongst those killed were three passers-by. Raymond Barre, Prime Minister at the time, suggested that the murderers hit the wrong targets when he said that it was “a scandalous attack which wanted to hit Jews who were in the synagogue and hit innocent Frenchmen who were crossing Copernic Street.” He added that these people were killed despite lack of any connection to “this issue” upon which author Claude Lanzmann called Barre an anti-Semite.

 

Reaching back we find a similar strain of anti-Semitism when in 2011 after a lone terrorist, Anders Breivik, killed seventy-seven people in Norway. The then Norwegian Ambassador to Israel, Svein Sevje, implied that Palestinian terror against Israelis is more justified than terror against Norwegians.

 

Allow us to have this closing video which is a combination of some pertinent and necessary commentary from across the board from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Denis Prager to Rania Fadel, a Stand With Us Volunteer to Danny Ayalon all discussing truths often left from the argument as these truths describe the realities on the Israeli side of the war zone. The world tends to discount the traumas and loss of security living within easy rocket range from Gaza and the Hamas, Islamic Jihad and sundry other Arab terror groups presumably now with Islamic State funded forces added to the ample funding from Iran, but the suffering and threat to their lives is just as real as are the actions of Hamas et al to the Palestinians as Hamas gains when there is death, destruction and carnage on either side, in Israel dead and homeless Jews and in Gaza dead and homeless Palestinians to parade before the obliging World Media who get out exactly the story Hamas demands from them to be permitted to report from Gaza. Unlike Israel where the media report openly and can question to the point of hounding any IDF general or Knesset Minister until they break and give a curt, sharp and short response as nerves and patience run out and then they have their news story while they report from Gaza what Hamas allows and nothing else or they face being thrown from a building of Arab stringers to banning their news reports from Gaza, thus everybody plays by Hamas’s rules and allows their editing so as to continue reporting. Our final video is below.

 

 

 

 

In summation we can easily witness that the Arab-Israeli, or Palestinian-Israeli, conflict is an intractable and impossible conflict to resolve. Where Israel has offered complete and viable solutions to the conflict; the Arab leadership, whether it is the Arab League or Yasser Arafat or Mahmoud Abbas, there can be no solution because all of these entities agree upon one truth, they favor a one state solution, an Arab state free of any Jews. Mahmoud Abbas repeatedly demands that any and all Palestinian lands will be Judenrein, emptied of any Jews. Abbas has also never hidden the fact that even were he to ever accept a two state solution, such an agreement cannot include the end to all conflict as he has sworn to continue the fight until all of Palestine has been freed from the River to the Sea; he could not make it any more clear. He will only settle for replacing Israel, not residing side by side in peace and security.

 

 

Royal Families Picture the Obamas and the Erdoğans Pictured from Left to Right Emine Erdoğan, Michelle Obama, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Barack Hussein Obama

Royal Families Picture the Obamas and the Erdoğans
Pictured from Left to Right Emine Erdoğan, Michelle Obama,
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Barack Hussein Obama

 

 

In the mean time we can look around the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and observe the complete disaster which has replaced the old leaders often for anarchy, chaos, death and suffering. Syria and Iraq have dissolved into a Sunni against Shiite war with the added Baathists behind Bashir al-Assad fighting to regain his rule. In the north of both Syria and Iraq we find the Kurds who are deserving of that homeland promised them by the British at the end of World War I. This was before oil was discovered around Mosul making for a reassessment of promises and an estimate of who could permit the best possible deal on that oil and as they already had a generous agreement with the Iraqi leaders of the age. Looking further westward we find Tunisia holding to their fingernail grip on free and open governance, which gives them an advantage over Libya which has completely devolved into tribal factions each with their own territories. Back in the Middle East we have Turkey which has been steadily devolved from the secular and dynamic governance where the keepers of the democracy were the military into a strongman Islamic governance with cronyism as its political power all vested in a man rather than in the law. Turkey has devolved from a land ruled by laws to one ruled by a ruthless dictator who is removing any and all opposition. This dictator’s name is Recep Tayyip Erdogan whose rule was in danger of being challenged and his government dissolved by the military back in the early 2000 to 2005 range but President George W. Bush and the European Union demanded that the military which was tasked by the Turkish Constitution with guarding the democracy from extremists from performing their task as it was claimed that no modern Western nations had such rules and if Turkey was ever expecting to be permitted entry into the European union they should refrain from such tawdry affairs. The Turkish military took their message to heart and Erdogan the dictator soon followed ending the chance that Turkey would remain a modern and secular nation. Now it is just a matter of time before Erdogan cements his rule at the expense of Turkey’s future, especially as he has replaced these General who had attempted to replace Erdogan and his government. These Generals have been forced to retire or otherwise been drummed from power leaving all the power now completely resting with Erdogan. He has neutered all of the upper officer’s corps replacing them with his own chosen lackeys protecting Erdogan from being removed from power or challenged in any manner much to the dismay of many a secular Turk. Though there are very few who may still fight the good fight, I doubt their chances for success. Such is the spreading mood outside Turkey where there had been hope for freedoms but is lost wherever the Muslim Brotherhood is capable of advancing their form of Sharia. The die has been cast and it is just a matter of time before we realize what was cast; now it is but a matter of time before we see the results we shall reap the ills spread across MENA.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

July 12, 2015

Obama Iran Ploy is Working and We’re the Fools

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Almost daily we can read any number of articles from all parts of the Western nations and even at times in Asian and Middle Eastern news services proclaiming how President Obama is such a rube and a fool allowing himself to be led by the nose down the primrose path to oblivion. Many of these articles also point out what fools his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have been for not insisting that President Obama wake up and smell the nuclear weapons. Now where I may agree heartily that Secretary of State John Kerry is one of the grandest fools to ever walk out onto the world’s stage for all to assess, I am a little more reluctant to claim the same of Hillary Clinton though I will agree that she is an opportunist and knew that crossing President Obama would have been political suicide if she was going to ever gain his support in her quest for the White House. Her foolishness was believing he would ever stoop to assisting anybody where it serves him not. So, now on to President Obama who is without a doubt the grand architect and even has Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani (from here on to be referred to as the ‘Smiling Cheshire Man’ after the cat from Alice in Wonderland that after its gone its oddly wicked smile remained to charm the unsuspecting {see picture below}) both believe they are playing the American President for the fool. It serves President Obama to have his detractors believing and calling him an idiot who is unable to see the forest for the trees as this forces the Democrats and leftists who support President Obama and tout him as the most brilliant man to ever grace the Oval Office to line up and defend him and placing the majority of the left wing media, and especially the New York Times to support his craftiness in that he is drafting an agreement with numerous little technical details which will deviously prevent the Iranians from reaching a breakout point on nuclear weapons for the rest of eternity. So, who is right and why?

 

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani smiling for report on how he and Iran charmed the world reminding all of the evil laugh as the Cheshire Cat faded away leaving only his wicked smile and it just fit calling him the ‘Smiling Cheshire Man’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani smiling for report on how he and Iran charmed the world reminding all of the evil laugh as the Cheshire Cat faded away leaving only his wicked smile and it just fit calling him the ‘Smiling Cheshire Man’

 

 

A quick aside we had to include about Iranian President Rouhani and the quotes we caught right before press time and just felt had to be distributed to our friends and readers. The Iranian President Rouhani the ‘Smiling Cheshire Man’ was quoted by Nasim news agency stating, “Even if the nuclear talks fail, our diplomacy showed the world that we are logical. We never left the negotiation table and always provided the best answer.” Further, the ‘Smiling Cheshire Man’ stated, “Twenty-two months of negotiation means we have managed to charm the world, and it’s an art.” Well Mr. Smiling Cheshire Man, we have some news for you, we have not been charmed and know you for the jovial, familial, back stabbing, confidence grabbing, lying, betrayer of trust, sinister evil Smiling Cheshire Man that you are.

 

Believe it or not both sides are right and for the wrong reasons. Those calling President Obama the fool are wrong though they are correct that only a President of the United States who was a fool would allow these negotiations to have dragged on and be giving away the store as each deadline approaches before extending the talks one more time. The Democrats are close to right when they claim that President Obama is a smart man but are wrong that he is designing an agreement which will trick the Iranians preventing them from developing nuclear weapons as quickly as they are able. What most people are overlooking, likely because to even think it is considered treasonous even if it becomes known as true is that President Obama has been aiming the entire time to give Iran the cover, the funds and the freedom from inspections and the ability to do as they please precisely because his aim is for Iran to join the nations of the nuclear club and at the same time facilitate the Russian bear, a.k.a. President Putin, to flex his bare chest and retake control over whatever he feels bold enough to take and to provide China the wherewithal of claim all of the South China Sea as their private bathtub and the control over all the islands and atolls they can reclaim and/or build in the remaining time he is in office. Still, the crown in President Obama’s crown will be the hegemonic rise of Iran with their taking control of the southern Shia provinces of Iraq, defeat ISIS and impress their rule on all of Syria and possibly Lebanon as well placing them on the northern border of Israel and closer to Hamas to supply them through military convoys through the Israeli blockade, a confrontation he would condemn in the most serious terms while sliding them a private note congratulating them on their bold strategies. If I were Saudi Arabia I would be very wary of any Shiite uprisings in the northeast territories, especially the oil field lands and I cannot give serious enough warnings to King Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein of Jordan as his lands would stand between the Ayatollahs and their desired conquest of the Arab Palestinian lands in Judea and Samaria giving them fronts against Israel on three sides and nearly encircling the Jewish State. Where Iran would tout being on Israel’s borders as their greatest achievement and opportunity, they would eventually rue the day they strove to accomplish that feat in order to attack Israel directly.

 

Meanwhile, President Obama sits back in the White House, or out on the golf links, reveling in his brilliant handling of the United States media, his fooling the right into believing he was merely incompetent and not treasonous thus avoiding possible impeachment. Imagine how fast the House would bring up charges of impeachment and the Senate find the President guilty if it ever became known that he was actually planning the neutering of the United States’ ability to project power beyond her shores, leave the nuclear weapons stores in such disrepair as to possibly render over half the American nuclear arsenal beyond retrievable repair through not funding inspections and cancelling critical maintenance, rendering the United States military to a state of lacking in readiness rivalling their state right before World War II. And President Obama has further worked on souring relations with the most vital of allies starting with his disrespect shown the British Queen, Prime Minister and the entire British Isles with his thoughtless and insulting gifts when they first met, the disrespect of actually touching the Queen when they first met as Michelle Obama did and on top of all this having called on the British Embassy for them to come and remove the bust of Winston Churchill during his first few days in office. Then moving on to the barrages of insults thrown at Israel and her Prime Minister being refused press meetings as was the norm and having him enter through a back door of the White House and leaving him to, as stated to Netanyahu’s face, go have dinner with his family and for the Israelis to reconsider their position and send for him should they decide to be more reasonable and even arranging to meet Israeli President Peres in the Blair House rather than in the White House as is customary between heads of state. Additionally, his disregard of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family as well as his treasonous interference in Egyptian politics in a bald-faced attempt to place the Muslim Brotherhood as rulers in Egypt and retain them there even against the will of the Egyptian people. What else does he need to do, go to Paris and ask President Hollande if he has any clean white flags he can borrow as he forgot his handkerchief?

 

President Obama still has to tread his near treasonous path at the very least until the fall of next year though he will probably be permitted great amounts of latitude as the Republicans appear almost fearful of protesting President Obama’s actions too vehemently afraid they may be accused of being racist while the Democrats, at least those completely in the tank for the President, seem all too eager to use that label on anybody who dares to challenge the greatness and brilliance they appear to hold Obama as possessing. Meanwhile, President Obama can simply continue and carry on in much the same manner as he has to this point with possibly a few extra rounds of golf thrown in thus aiding in the belief that he is unconcerned with the pressures and responsibilities of the office. Of course the Presidency has appeared to have drawn an extra decade or more off of his life judging by the greying of his hair and other certain differences in his appearance and mannerisms (though I have often suspected that since Richard Nixon Presidents have dyed their hair greyer rather than to cover the grey). Most Presidents, as with President Obama, tend to become more deliberate and slow down in the meter of their speech and become more soft spoken as the office has likely taxed them and struck them with some very unexpected and, as they were unappreciated, sleepless nights and shocking revelations and forced the meeting of threats beyond those we are ever aware of and perhaps that is for the better. A sure sign that there has been collusion between the American Administration and the Iranians will be if come next fall the two parties are still negotiating a mutually agreeable parting gift that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry can cheerily grant the Iranians virtually everything they could possibly have dreamed to have had included. Negotiations being handed off to the next President is near completely impossible as the Iranians would not tempt the following administration being anywhere near as accommodating as has the Obama administration. It would be doubtful that President Obama would want to have the negotiations continuing during the lead-up to the elections as it would play into the hands of a Republican campaigning on foreign policy disasters such as the Iran negotiations and having it hurt the Democrat candidate. The one thing that has been so troubling about the Iranian nuclear program negotiations was who in the State Department thought having pretty much the same team members from the failure that were the North Koran nuclear negotiations that resulted in North Korea testing their first nuclear weapon within a year of completing negotiations now negotiating for the United States with Iran unless the desired end is identical to those results. Would it beyond probability that should President Obama sign an agreement with the Iranians mere days, or even weeks, before the end of his term in office and after the elections have determined the next President might actually lead to an investigation into possible irregularities and even collaboration between President Obama, certain high members of his administration and high officials in the State Department be investigated as a credible investigation could be useful in setting the record straight and alleviating suspicions which would be sure to arise.

 

There are many other suspicious events and seeming collusions to foil the regular systems and critical checks and balances through the two terms of the Obama Presidency which have given witness either to a level of competence by the administration or a level of collusion which would be extremely troubling should it be proven true. The original passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Obamacare, which was not supported by a single Republican vote but still required party discipline beyond normal enforcement yet this is exactly what was achieved. Then the two separate reviews by the Supreme Court, both of which many had predicted would cripple the entirety of the program as should either case have struck down vital and necessary implementations and interpretations would have mortally wounded the legislation and potentially caused a crisis which could have caused the complete rollback of all of the many tentacles of Obamacare throughout the healthcare industry and forced a reset back to the systems which existed previous to the passing of Obamacare. There have been reports of irregularities with elections which have exceeded previous levels in scope and severity which could be relegated to better tracking abilities using computers and predictive software as well as possible party politics. The record increases in people receiving food stamps, welfare, disability payments and other government relief payments which have come under scrutiny but still there has not been irrefutable evidence of collusion by the White House beyond pressing changes in policy attitudes, a change which within the prerogatives of any Administration and are not outside of party politics. Still, it would seem that we have been bombarded with a seemingly unending and ever building torrent of such reports and suspicions which may also be another result of the widening distance between the two extremes in the political arena where candidates who just a decade or so past would have easily been considered mainstream in each party are now looking at their party which seemingly have slid ever further to the extremes making agreement and cooperation nearly impossible or at least highly improbable. Perhaps President Obama’s terms in office may be the harbinger of a new normal where whichever party is out of control of the White House will be critically hyper-scrutinizing every single word, policy, spokespersons, advisors or any other iota of data all seeking any crack in the armor to launch a partisan attack in an attempt to wound and weaken the President and thus impair their ability to get their agenda accomplished. In all honesty, if this results in near paralysis in domestic policies and forces future Congress sessions to each be even less productive each term, then this just could be to the benefit of the American people as there are already more laws and regulations than any law abiding person could ever comply with and not be in contradiction of the law almost hourly if not at least daily. At some point the people need to honestly ask when does a society become too litigious, when does a government be found to be passing laws to justify their positions and salaries? By the time such discussions reach the general public it is way past time to turn things around and there will never be an end in sight through the existing systems, so once it becomes an issue the issue has already passed by and the evidence will soon permeate that society. Such a question can never be discussed too early and yesterday will always have been preferable to tomorrow to breach such a discussion.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

May 16, 2014

The Hashtag Solution, A Solution for the Modern Age?

Even Michelle Obama joined in the recent new world technique of using social media as the solution to every problem joining the possibly many-millions to go to Twitter and post the #BringBackOurGirls as a protest against the Boko Haram kidnapping of close to three-hundred school girls in Nigeria. The people who joined in this protest were supporting the modern method of societal condemnation as a means to address a serious problem, and such an approach could likely have effects on many social and societal problems, but will not work anywhere near as well on a terrorist groups such as Boko Haram who firstly are not that likely to honestly care about a Twitter campaign even if they were to be on-line and actually even see it. This little phenomenon seems to be more wishes than substance and might serve to make some people feel empowered as they were capable of committing an act against this heinous criminal act of terrorism and perhaps for the reason that there was not much more that they could have been empowered to do, such an act is noteworthy. Unfortunately, in the real world where bullets and machetes are far more powerful than hashtags and terrorists in some remote parts of the world from those of us whose world revolves around hashtags and the like, this demonstration will have little effect on a desperate situation. But we would like to credit those who participated in this demonstration of solidarity with the plight of the Nigerian people in general and their kidnapped school girls in  particular and hope that the one result that might prove positive from their efforts comes to fruition, the nations with the military and enforcement resources and manpower take these wishes as further reason to take actual steps to end the reign of terror which has been perpetrated by Boko Haram over the past decades once and for all. Should that result and the #BringBackOurGirls be credited with having given any impetus to these actions, then hurrah for Twitter and social media’s now proven greater power. The one thing that has become evident is that those who are in positions to address this tragedy apparently needed some prodding, and that brings us to the reality that needs to be changed.

 

Where many might label First Lady Michelle Obama’s joining the social media efforts of the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign as being useless, but had her actions also have caused her to pressure her slightly more strategically positioned husband, the United States President and Commander in Chief over the full might and capabilities of the United States military and intelligence communities, to actions which could go much further in bring this tragedy to a more acceptable end but through the lack of such actions it appears they have thus far not been so ordered. Just over a month ago the world mobilized unbelievable resources to seek over a far wider area including much of the Indian Ocean for an airliner which had fallen off tracking radars and transponders had failed or been switched off yet in this situation where the search area was considerable smaller almost no resources available to the many nations of the world were brought to bear. That asks the big question of why, were the apparent lives of the two-hundred-thirty-nine passengers and crew of the Malaysian jetliner more precious or more important than the slightly larger number of Nigerian school girls? Why was it completely understandable and logical to invest multiple-millions of resources looking for the possible, no matter how remote, survivors of a lost plane and not as understandable or logical to seek and free these innocent school girls in Nigeria? It is not as if there are not at least a half-dozen nations with Special Forces troops who are trained explicitly for just this sort of missions, saving abductees and kidnap victims from terrorists and criminals. Some nations such as the United States, Britain, Russia and Israel have what are touted as some of the best of the best at rescuing hostages held by terrorists who would likely have honorably volunteered to take on such a mission and would feel denied if their commanders refused to even suggest they be given the support and opportunity to save these innocent lives. I realize that there may be troops and special tactical units in the process at this moment working to save these young women and if there are we wish them G0d’s speed and blessings on their tasks at hand. But even if troops have not been tasked to assist, could not those nations with highly advanced surveillance aircraft and satellites have at the very least offered their use to at the very least pinpoint the probably location of these innocent victims thus providing some valuable information to those willing to risk it and take on this rescue mission? Surely locating young women held hostage by an internationally recognized terrorist group would take precedence over gathering meta-data of every electronic communication on the planet, and maybe those records could be combed to seek a clue, at least then it might serve a less nefarious purpose.

 

Then there are probably the most egregious factoids which have come to light about this entire situation which relate to the history of the Western nations with Boko Haram. The worst is that the United States State Department and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided after other heinous assaults in Nigeria including the murdering of over fifty young men at a boarding school where many were killed in their sleep and others trapped within the school and burned to death yet there general consensus was not to label Boko Haram as a terrorist groups as doing so might actually give them a better standing allowing them to recruit more followers. The United States was not alone in refusing to label Boko Haram as a terrorist organization as neither had any other nations so labeled the group outside of Nigeria and the surrounding nations who were victim to their actions. This reluctance to call terror by its name and recognize terrorism when and where it rears its ugly violence appears to be a growing problem in the United States and much of Europe and even beyond. It often appears that the people in power and in the positions to make such determinations honestly believe that if they do not call terror by its name and identify terror wherever they find it then there will be less of a need to combat terror as it can be claimed that it is not as endemic a problem or as pervasive as it really had become. This is just another epidemic of see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, and never ever speak evil’s name and then maybe we can all go happily on ignoring the evil and it will not touch our lives. Somehow I can only believe that such an attitude will only lead to many more victims and a far more serious and possibly eventually an insurmountable problem simply because our leaders chose to ignore a festering problem and simply pretend it did not exist. This has never worked in the past and has inevitably produced some of the more horrific problems which have required enormous amounts of efforts and resources to finally defeat once the problem metastasized and left the world no choice but to excise it. That leaves one last question, what will be the final price this time and how many are the leaders of the world willing to sacrifice in their blinding will to pretend that all is well with the world and terrorism has been defeated and no longer poses a problem anywhere or in any measure. Such beliefs are beyond any rational thinking and are the refuge of those unwilling to take a stand on principles and protect the civilized world, the same civilized world they actually believe they are sparing the troubles and difficulties which confronting terrorism would cause. They honestly believe that by refusing to fight terrorism with equal or greater force will eventually defeat terrorism as the purveyors of terror will not continue to have the willpower to continue their fight to subjugate the world to their vision of a perfect world. The one thing history has proven repeatedly is that those with a vision of a perfect world, no matter how hellish their view, will never give up or surrender and must be opposed and beaten into submission and the longer the rest of the world allows such nightmares to continue and grow stronger, the worse the final conflagration necessary to eradicate that nightmare. Winston Churchill said it best stating, “Still if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

 

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