Beyond the Cusp

December 11, 2018

Let Them Kill Jews

 

The absolute venomous loathing displayed once more by the United Nations General Assembly, a representative majority of the world’s nations, has again come to the fore in their voting not to sanction the offensive actions launching rockets into Israel by Hamas in the recent violence. The resolution went further than simply Hamas rocket attacks on Israel, including its digging of terror tunnels, and launching of incendiary balloons at Israeli communities destroying thousands of acres of farmlands, forest and protected wilderness preserves in the Gaza envelope. The ninety of nations choosing to stand in disgrace was the result of fifty-seven countries voted against the resolution, and thirty-three countries abstained. This would be the final vote with the United States represented by Nikki Haley who stated emphatically before the vote in a final plea for the General Assembly to do as it had never done before, level charges against those who terrorists who would attack Israeli civilians and use its own people as human shields. This resolution was not so strong as to attempt to take on such charges, it simple wished to condemn the rockets, the incendiary balloons and kites as well as the border rioting.

 

She stated directing the weakness of the world in this area by stating. “the question before us now is whether the UN considers terrorism is acceptable if it’s directed at Israel. Is the hatred of Israel so strong that you will defend a terrorist organization, one that is harming the Palestinian people? Isn’t it time to let that go? For the sake of peace and the sake of this institution I respectfully urge my colleagues to this resolution.”

 

The closest thing ever reputed to be said which makes it one-tenth the way to being as callous as this vote was Queen of France Marie Antoinette stating, “Let them eat cake.” Here the General Assembly stated just as callously, “Let them kill Jews.” This is far from the first time that the General Assembly has done such perfidy. It is not even the most recent even rating such a horrific view as they more than outdid themselves in their recent hate-fest in their annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This is simply another of the annual events held regularly by the United Nations and its affiliated agencies in order to vilify, revile, assail, defame, berate and in other ways excuse any and all hatred of Israel and by association, all Jews. The test case for much of this was the Durban I conference which had the noble title of “World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.” The result of this grandly titled confab was a few days of purely hateful bile being regurgitated in the most caustic manner one could conjure in order to express the contemptable detestations they had or had heard about concerning the dastardly deeds which were intolerably conducted by Israel. The reason the reports only lasted a few days was due to even the Western media departing knowing there would be nothing of more to report, this was especially true as the United States and Canada had followed Israel in departing the conference declaring it an unfortunate waste of their time and so sorry what might have been a productive forum to discuss the world and some of its disparities and other ills was instead hijacked by some of the worst transgressors of human rights in order to castigate and defame Israel as the root of any and all ills which have ever befallen mankind. The Durban Conferences have continued to bill themselves as the protector of the rights of the downtrodden and those without a voice while continuing to allow those with very loud voices to continue to defame a nation which speaks softly and allows her actions to speak for her. But this latest vote was one for the books. When it becomes impossible to condemn an internationally recognized terrorist group which weaponizes their own civilians using their deaths as a means of attacking their object of hatred and thus condoning, with the world’s apparent blessings, placing their children and mothers in the line of fire, inviting youth to admire their rocket launchers during conflicts, chaining women to the roofs of buildings vital to their operations, placing their central command bunker in the basement of a large hospital and so many other obvious contrivances to force their despised neighboring nation to risk international condemnation whenever they return fire or target legitimate military targets, then it should become obvious that the United Nations General Assembly has lost virtually every drop of validity in their assumptions of determining right from wrong or being capable of directing their accusations accurately at those who are criminally intent at disregarding the rules of law and civility versus those who portray the highest standards of integrity during engaging hostile forces who do more to entrap them in appearances of breaking the rules of law than in protecting their own people.

 

Today, having the General Assembly applaud your actions one need only choose their enemy correctly and then anything they do in the cause of destroying their target will be blessed as actions above and beyond all that could be expected of a fighting force while their targets will be reviled as the cruelest and most dastardly people whose choices on the battlefield make the Mongols appear to have been the most benign forces of history. The means for attaining such a protected status comes from attacking the United States or her allies as the second best guarantor, or attacking Israel which gives one gold-star first-rate treatment as forces for the betterment of mankind and for making the world safe for little children. This status will ignore your actions in all other things and provide you cover for such practices as throwing people whose sexual practices of which your guiding book disapproves off of tall buildings, shooting your political opponents in the street without trials, refusing to return the corpses of your enemy unless they release thousands of terrorist prisoners, honor killing of women family members accused of inappropriate behavior (merely accused without proof), vehicular assaults, suicide murdering bombings and standing for the genocidal murder of the entirety of the Jewish People. At the very least, this is also a description of Hamas which the General Assembly just refused to condemn for their policy of assaults on Israel which began towards the end of March of 2018 and continued up through the recent rocket barrage of over four-hundred-sixty rockets in one day and whose violence has returned to the “benign level” of incendiary kites and balloons, assaults on the border fence, explosive devices used to attempt breachings in the border fence, shooting at IDF soldiers, burning thousands of tires to worsen air quality across the border and other forms of aggressions.

 

We would like to claim that we expect more from the United Nations, but we do not. We duly understand that admission into the United Nations has no real qualifications except that one must not be amongst the more exemplary members of the nations of our Earth. Were Israel to seek entrance to the United Nations these days, her admission would probably be refused. When the body of nations cannot even agree that the digging of tunnels under the border aiming to reach the center of residential towns for the purpose of killing families in their sleep and abducting others to hold for ransom does not constitute acts condemnable by that world body, then the world is definitely on the wrong track and heading for a great wake-up call in the form of a strong knock upside their collective heads. The problem is that these wake-up calls too often take far too many of the decent people we know reside the world over; often it is just the leadership which is to blame. What become a tragedy is when the governance of a region takes charge of the education system and transforms it into a militarizing and radicalizing instrument fomenting hatred to a the point beyond all reason and uses summer camps for field training and weapons mastery, then the result is lost generations and an entirety of a region which has become lost to mankind. The result of such indoctrination is a population who are unable to produce even rudimentary goods and has been molded as an armed extension of the leadership ready to attack whatever group of people they are facing. When people do such to animals, the result is an animal which, due to no fault of its own, must be put down. That is what people do with animals taught to hate people, we attempt deprogramming and kind treatment. We have had some experience with animals with a dangerous side and have had limited success using kindness combined with obvious negative reactions to their violent tendencies. We can only imagine that it would be equally difficult with people, especially if they have also been taught that any kindness is performed merely to gain an advantage over them and to be suspicious and rejecting of all kindness. This is also part of the terrorist training so as to make them more difficult to repatriate into normal society with any real success.

 

Hamas makes no bones about their intent for Israel. They desire Israel completely destroyed with every last Jew murdered. They train their operatives to believe that every Israeli who does not actively support Hamas need be murdered. But their extremism does not end there. They further insist that they murder every last Jew on the planet and that their vision and variety of Islam be imposed over the world and their leadership to rule over the world. Theirs is a strict taking of the current teachings from the Quran where the world belongs to the Muslims and only the Muslims be permitted to hold power and only Islam be practiced with Allah being the sole deity with every knee bending to Allah. Well, we are unable to even say that such is a nice goal as goals are a good thing for a people to have, as this is not a healthy goal for any people. There is one thing which Hamas holding to this goal, as do Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and a few other Islamic leaders such as the ones from the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, can be used to teach the Western and developed worlds. In these developed civilizations, cooperation is one of the main themes because these nations have given up on the concept of ruling the world. After suffering the Egyptian Empire, Hittite Empire, Greek Empire, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Caliphate, Ottoman Empire, Mongol Empire, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, British, Austro-Hungarian, German, Holy Roman and various other Empires, they have realized that ruling the world is quite impossible. They have also concluded that the remainder of the world has reached the same conclusion. That is a false assumption. If only people were able to read translations of the things stated across the Islamic world in Arabic, Farsi or the numerous other languages which the Western media appear incapable of translating instead of relying on the chosen disarming world of peaceful bliss and loving warmth spoken by the same Imams and leaders in English, then they would be aware that there exists a basic belief across Islam that it will conquer the world and all will be made to convert or die and in the end all will worship Allah and follow the directions of their Imams in blissful ignorance. One need know that the qualifications to be an Imam are to be able to quote all or some fair amount of the Quran and produce concepts in such a manner as to gather a following. To be a great Imam one need gather a great following. One of the Imams with the greatest of followings is Sheikh Professor Dr. Yusuf ‘Abdullah al-Qaradawi (Arabic: يوسف عبد الله القرضاوي pictured below), who was banned from Egypt by President Sisi after the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood from rule. He has radio and television presentations as well as sermons on CD’s available throughout much of the world and preaches some of the more violent and hate-filled messages. He has a particular hatred for the Jewish State, the Jewish People and Judaism on particular and has a special hatred from the United States which he depicts as the second greatest threat to Islam. Sorry, our American friends, but Israel apparently is the greatest threat to Islam as well as the world according to Imam al-Qaradawi. He has the number one listened to radio broadcast in the Middle East and across North Africa (MENA) from his residence in Doha, Qatar. He also is the chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars holding a number of degrees purporting his great and deep understanding of Islam. He is a very influential speaker rousing crowds to his banner and being able to say what he believes and have millions be strongly at his side. His teachings could bring the body of Islam to conduct campaigns of war against those he depicts as enemies but he has restrained from making overt demands of his followers to violence. This may be part of the agreement granting him sanctuary after his initial banishment from Egypt. On the other end of Imams who gained a great following are such as Imam Muqtada al-Sadr who led forces against the United States in Iraq, Imam Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi who leads the Islamic State or, going back into history a short distance to remember the man who inspired Mahmoud Abbas and was the mentor for Yasser Arafat, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini who spent World War II in Berlin and in the Balkans organizing two SS divisions out of the Muslims there and persecuting Christians between hobnobbing with the Nazis elites and even having been rumored to have attended the Wannsee Conference where the Final Solution was launched. Yes, for the record, there are Islamic leaders and Imams who call for deradicalization of Islam and teaching the followings of the Mecca Quran over the Median Quran such as President Sisi of Egypt. We discussed the differences and reasoning in our article Which Quran, Mecca or Medina?

 

Imam Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Imam Yusuf al-Qaradawi

 

Much of the Western world has at best a scant concept of what exactly Islam means and the beliefs of its over one-and-three-quarter-billion adherents. We will say here that not all followers of Islam interpret everything including the Quran and the Hadiths reaching the same conclusions and there are a fairly significant number of peace-loving Muslims. But if only ten to twenty-five percent of Islam was to be radicalized and willing to commit acts of violence, that would be one-hundred-seventy-five-million to four-hundred-fifty-million people which is twelve to thirty times the total number of Jews in the world today. To put that in greater perspective, that is between one-half to one and one-third times the population of the United States. For the rest of the world, we will allow everyone else the pleasure of doing the math. We are taught that Islam is a religion of peace yet from the year 720 to the year 750 Islam spread from the Arabian Peninsula to threatening India in the east, the Byzantine Empire at Constantinople in the north and Spain from across the Gibraltar Straights in the west making it one of the largest regions under a single ruler in the world. It was this success which molded much of what Islam believes to this day and why they see themselves as perched on the edge of world conquest. That is the current default belief in Islam as they apply Naskh (Arabic نسخ), or abrogation, the replacing of older texts with more recent texts. They explain the corrections being applied to that which Allah preached not as a correction but that as situations change, reality changes and thus what is correct also changes. What is interesting is that once they replaced the peace and coexistence taught in Mecca with conquest and the sword as in Medina, the situation has yet to swing back such that peace and coexistence have returned to being the driving and central themes in Islam. By coddling these beliefs, the world brings upon itself that which it is rewarding. That is the problem with allowing Hamas to wantonly attack Israel simply because the world could not care less that Jews are being slaughtered, or attempted being slaughtered. The world after three-thousand years of lesson that what starts with the Jews seldom ends with the Jews still has not learned that allowing the Jews to be threatened will lead to all being threatened. This time, it is quite possible that it will mean all will be threatened. Iran, the backers of Hamas as well as Hezballah, Bashir al-Assad, the Houthis, Iraq, Hezballah and internationally the IRGC, has developed, despite what the current propaganda meant to lay fears aside, nuclear weapons and is probably but a test or two away from thermonuclear weapons and have developed EMP devices capable of destroying the European electrical grid as well as the North American electrical grid, and the world simply pretends that the threats they make are too grand to be believed. Iran does intend to do whatever they must to become the rulers of all that is left of the world making Shia Islam the dominant, actually only, religion on Earth. Israel has sounded the warning and attempted to tell the world from their permitted platform at the United Nations. The initial problem is that whenever an Israeli speaks at the United Nations, the vast majority of the world takes a prolonged smoke-break. When it comes to the Security Council, Israel is amongst a small list, if not the only nation, to have never held a seat and thus never been permitted a voice. Israel has been excluded from any number of United Nations agencies and an unwelcomed member at much of the rest. There have been areas where Israel has been welcomed such as the agencies which bring agricultural developments, medical developments as well as training and expertise to third world and developing nations particularly in Africa and Asia and now expanding to South America and those areas which permit Israel to assist. Unfortunately, these areas do not include the Arab and most of the Muslim worlds as they claim that Israel only taints that which they touch and never provide anything of assistance. What Iran is willing to do to become the foremost, if not only, power in the world can be measured by what their Supreme Leader has stated they are willing to have happen in order to destroy Israel. The Supreme Leader has stated that even were Israel to be capable of a second strike which would destroy most of Iran, as long as Israel was also destroyed, that price would be worth paying. Further clarification was made when he referred to Israel as a one-bomb nation claiming that with one Iranian bomb, Israel could be destroyed while it would require at least five such weapons to destroy Iran. If the Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah is willing to sacrifice his entire nation just to eradicate Israel, does anyone really believe that a deterrent exists which would prevent Iran from the attempted annihilation of any considered their enemy? The time has come to declare that Israel is a nation amongst the community of nations and not going to be erased and that the world need learn to live with one another otherwise we will all soon die together. So choose, do we live together or die together and if it is live together, that must include Israel or how can anybody believe that those willing to sacrifice Israel are not willing to sacrifice everyone else.

 

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December 9, 2018

Peace Buzz Promises Even Louder Response

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Once again, we are hearing renewed buzzing that President Trump and his team are almost ready to unveil their “Deal of the Century.” When we hear the term “Deal of the Century,” it is intended to have reverberation with an echo and dramatic music playing as if it were the opening of a Cecil B DeMille movie theme promising entertainment and excitement of what is about to play out throughout not just the Middle East, but worldwide. If only all the drama and expectation was actually worth the buildup it is being given. There are actually two scenarios which may play out once the deal is actually announced and the world gets to see about what all the buzzing has been. There has been the mention that because the Palestinian Authority has already stated irrevocably that they will reject anything the Zionist controlled administration managing President Trump will produce as his “Deal of the Century,” that the deal will be drafted as an adjustment which will finalize the Jordan-Israel peace agreement with Jordan accepting the Arabs currently under the rule of the Palestinian Authority as Jordanian citizens while Israel will likely provide them with security. The new Jordanian citizens will be tempted with housing and jobs within an area in Jordan where the United States will provide factories and those who wish to remain where they currently reside will become resident aliens under Israeli sovereignty but with the rights and privileges of being citizens of Jordan. Be that as it may, what the “Deal of the Century” provides to resolve this century plus year old problem, it will be difficult to seeing the King of Jordan risking the internal peace of his nation by accepting anything President Trump might offer. But let us assume for discussion that President Trump has the magical negotiating abilities he has claimed to posses and actually has persuaded the King of Jordan to accept some deal. What happens in the ensuing days, weeks and months is the question.

 

The particulars of the deal are inconsequential as it will be up to Jordan and Israel to enforce the enactment of any deal. By accepting the deal, the King of Jordan is taking a huge risk that the eighty-percent of the Jordanian population who are Palestinian Arabs rising up in protest and attempting to overthrow King Abdullah II and then demand that they be granted rule over the entirety of the British Mandate lands as they claim to be entitled. If that were not sufficient problem there will also be the reaction of the Arabs currently ruled by Mahmoud Abbas who have been steeped in hatred of Israel to the point that anything short of the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of her Jews will cause them to rise up with terrorist attacks whenever they are capable of doing so. Israel will need to be prepared for knifing attacks, vehicular rammings, shootings, terrorist suicide bombers and anything else that especially the Arabs under forty can find with which to try and destroy the peace and kill Israelis. Even Arabs who have befriended Israelis with whom they work will very well become a threat to their coworkers as was the case recently at the Alon Group factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone. The terrorist of the attack on the Barkan Industrial Zone factory is still a fugitive with family and friends suspected of aiding his escaping arrest. Now imagine the majority of the Arab population in the Palestinian Authority areas joined by the majority of the population of Jordan and this could become a very serious and destabilizing revolt in response to any accepted peace deal. Mahmoud Abbas will not make peace as should he do so he would not likely live to go to sleep the ensuing evening. If the Jordanian King were to make peace, it would be unlikely he would be in Jordan when such was announced and probably would never be able to return without living in fear for his life. If any uprising proved sufficiently destabilizing then Jordan might come under control of Hamas or even the IRGC directed to take the nation by Iran. Further, if Israel were to face a serious number of terrorist attacks resulting from any deal, then it is possible and even likely that Iran would use the fact that the IDF had to face one security problem to attack with Hezballah from Lebanon and possibly IRGC from within Syria stretching Israeli security forces and potentially causing a massive call-up of reservist to bolster the IDF presence. This could turn into the next Arab Israeli war in which the nation with the most to lose would not be Israel; actually, it would be Jordan.

 

We are fairly sure that such is not the desired result President Trump is seeking though it is difficult to see what form of an offer which could be imposed which would result in calm. We know that Israel would refuse to request any United States troops be deployed within Israel, as the last thing Israelis would ever desire would be for soldiers from any foreign nation to be put at risk defending Israel. Israelis insist that Israelis defend Israel and the only things we might request would be resupply and replacement for armaments depleted during any conflict. Israel will resist having peacekeepers placed within the regions under Israeli control as a precaution against being to blame should they become casualties due to any aggression regardless of who is to blame. This lesson was driven home early on when in 1967 the peacekeeping force installed after the Suez Crisis resulted in Israel gaining control temporarily of the Sinai Peninsula. Part of the agreement arranged by the United Nations, after the Israeli withdrawal, the United Nations placed peacekeepers in the Sinai to prevent Egyptian forces from gathering in strength anywhere near the Israeli border. That plan fell apart in May of 1967 as Egypt placed heavy military in the Sinai approaching the Israeli border and ordered the peacekeepers to leave, as they were no longer appreciated. The withdrawal had to await orders from New York and the Secretary General, which was delayed as Secretary General U Thant was not informed officially by Egypt for over a week which left these forces vulnerable when the war began in early June of 1967 leading to fifteen peacekeepers’ deaths and a score injured before they could be removed to safety. Hopefully, peacekeepers are not an integral part of President Trump’s “Deal of the Century.”

 

President Trump’s Deal of the Century

President Trump’s
Deal of the Century

 

We really wish we could be more positive that such a deal actually could exist which would bring peace to the region. If something could be arranged which ended the Arab desire for the eradication of Israel and also end the carnage in Syria and against the Kurds by Turkey in northern Syria and Iraq with IRGC provided by Iran in northern Iraq, then much of the world’s problems would be resolved immediately. The basic problem is the insistence by Islamic interpretations of the Quran which have been taken to mean that any lands which were ever conquered by the forces of Islam must remain under Islamic rule or never be allowed to know peace; that creates the main stumbling block to peace. This interpretation should, and probably will, threaten Spain and potentially Portugal and southwestern France, as these regions were under Moorish Muslims control before being defeated by Charles “the Hammer” Martel and then pushed from the Iberian Peninsula by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella during the Spanish Inquisition. This was also the reason that Islamic powers demanded Kosovo be granted to them as claimed by Albania which claimed it had once been a province within their rule. We can expect eventually to face claims up to the gates of Vienna, if our knowledge of history serves us well. But this is also the bedrock of the Islamic claim to Israel being that they have ruled it and in that entire time it was never ruled by Jews. When your idea of history is that it begins whenever you come into control of a region, that then removes any claims former peoples who ruled are able to make because they never existed once Islam conquered the region. As far as the Holy Land is concerned, Islam refuses to recognize the history of the Jews ruling the lands. They take this one-step further by claiming that Abraham, Isaak, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, King David, King Solomon were all Muslims. The little problem that they preceded the writing of the Quran is of little bother as they also claim Noah was a Muslim while the Jews recognize that Noah was not Jewish or a Hebrew and that something predates Jewish history. Just in case you were wondering, the Muslims also claim that Adam and Eve were followers of Islam and that every person upon birth is Islamic and then mistakenly go astray to follow other religions and philosophies. You have probably heard the claims that Jesus was a Muslim and the first Palestinian who was tortured and killed by the Jews, something even the Christians have finally recognized was the doings of the Romans. You can probably see that the problem we are attempting to solve between the Arabs and Israel is actually a lot larger than just Israel.

 

So, armed with the knowledge that the problem with Israel according to the Muslim Arabs is not how big or small an area it holds, it is that it is ruled by Jews who should be a people without a homeland left to wander the world subjected to the whims of good and evil fortune as befalls them in each location. Anywhere where Islam rules, the Jews are to be considered Dhimmi and permitted to live protected by their Islamic betters for as long as they pay the Jiyza (protection taxes) and remain in favor, for should they become difficult, then they may be slaughtered. This is the Islamic views of the Jews which for much of history was shared by much of the Christian world as well except for the additional tax, the Christians would simply force the Jews to flee their area and would just take all their wealth when it suited them. Neither of these views ever foresaw the Jews ever returning to their ancient homelands, though it had been prophesized by Isaiah in Chapter 66:8 where it states, “Who has heard of a thing like this? Who has seen things like these? Will a land be brought forth with labor pains in one day? Or will a nation be born at one time? For Zion has come into labor pains as well as given birth to her sons.” There is more to the prophesy of the return of the Jews to Israel which we spoke of here. But as far as Islam is concerned, it really does not matter because all those prophets from the history of the Jewish People were really pre-Quranic Muslims and thus all of their prophesies were Islamic. Once you get the idea how this works, it all still does not make any sense. This is the conundrum which President Trump, also probably a closet Muslims by their rationale, or if not currently, then some point in the future or something like that, has to try and undo if he is going to make peace.

 

The basic demand made by Islamic Imams and others who get to interpret the Quran is that Israel cannot exist today because it never existed since around 750 AD. The only others to have ever controlled Jerusalem were the Crusaders who did so against the will of Allah and were only permitted their temporary victories in order to test the Islamic faithful by allowing them to reconquer the region. You see, all Israel is to the Islamic faithful is a test to see how long it will take for them to be rid of this evil placed in the heart of their lands. They have no doubt that they will destroy Israel; it is just a matter of when and by whom. Yes, we realize that this clashes with the Jewish prophesy that this time we have returned to our ancestral homeland finally and will build the Third and final Temple and ne a beacon to the world providing all of mankind with discoveries and innovations and becoming the beloved of the world. Unfortunately, of all the prophesies we are aware, and we admit we lack much in this area, there is nothing to inform us about how long this will take and whether we are required to have all or ninety-percent or exactly how many of our people are going to return before all these other wonders are to begin. We kind of hope they are not already started as then we are looking at a strange means of being the beloved of the world. Anyway one looks at this, we have competing prophesies, but we are not alone in this. The Quran, according to modern interpretation being taught today, states that Allah will give rule of the world to Islam and its followers and that then every person will bow before Allah and follow his Quran. Then there are the Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Shinto, Baha’I and who knows how many other religious faiths whose prophesy says nothing about bending knees to Allah or following the Quran. Even the concepts of the Secular Humanists disagree with this as they do not even believe that their system of beliefs is a religion or that any religion is real and only that which science can prove is real, that and the platform of the Green Party, Democrat Party, Socialist Party or the Socialist Democrat Party is real. We have always wondered what will happen to the Secular Humanists if science were to prove that our universe actually did have a creator. There would be a crisis in faith for sure. Meanwhile, President Trump, we hope that your “Deal of the Century” actually does bring lasting peace to our region even if it is not particularly loved by all involved.

 

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November 5, 2018

Crossroads

 

The world is spiraling perceivably out of control. Europe is reducing itself into an echo of its once dominance. Canada has begun her graceful exit from anything more than a footnote. Russia is desperately holding on to things from her periods past. China is the bursting powerhouse without an ample provider of direction or purpose. Japan is as she most often has been outside of World War II, a region which defies definition and insulated by her restrictive immigration policies. South America is still most often between periods of economic power followed by leftist folly bankrupting once powerful nations and eventually back to productivity only to sink once again. Argentina and Venezuela are two prominent examples. Cuba is relatively impotent with only one thing to offer, proximity to the United States. Mexico has about the same situation with slightly more open governance. The Far East sits in the shadow of China simply sleeping hoping not to catch the giant to the north’s attention, except for North Korea which is led by an unbalanced megalomaniac. Still, the most they could prove to be is a small blip before being crushed if they ever did attack anyone. This leaves three main powers, one established, one growing and one for the distant future. The established is, of course, the United States, the growing are the Islamic powers and the future power is central and southern Africa. All of these are currently swirling towards a series of collisions.

 

We thought the main front would once again be Europe, but that assessment required being reconsidered. Europe will be where the initial confrontations will come, but the secular left will simply turn over and surrender. Should there be a last stand for Christianity within Europe, it will come from the nations of Eastern Europe where being under the choking hold of Communism until around 1989, their freedom brought to them a return to their former religious beliefs and a reestablishing of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Just as the remains of the Roman Empire was the Eastern Roman Empire, which was also known as Byzantium or Byzantine Empire, Europe is once again split along a central line where Western Europe is sliding into a coma while Eastern Europe is still awakening from a long oppression. Will the confrontation be any different this time or will Eastern Europe prove just as incapable opposition to an Islamic wave attempting to take control of Europe. The immigrant influx of Muslims from northern Africa and Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Middle East countries with oppressive governance is slowly consuming Western Europe where they are being welcomed without any controls or real opposition. The initial laying of the welcome mat was placed out by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany who promised to take up to 800,000 refugees from the Middle East and was almost immediately inundated by waves of immigrants. As has been noted by ourselves and numerous others, the vast majority of these immigrants are men between 18 and 50 unaccompanied by wives or children. Such an influx historically has been called an invasion, not normal immigration.

 

Eastern European nations have wisely closed their borders and are only allowing immigrants who board trains which pass through their territories to ride straight on through and are refused from exiting the trains. Many, even the majority are heading for Germany and Sweden as these are the two nations with the highest support structure for unemployed people with minimal requirements as these immigrants are not seeking jobs, they seek the guaranteed good life compared to their former homes and imposing Islamic rule on their new homes. This would appear to be not an advantageous change as it would bring to their new homes the exact same systems which proved so disastrous to their former nations. Still, that is what they are comfortable with living under and it would provide them with the comfort of the imposing of a system which is close to identical to their former homes. Freedom is a burdensome formula under which to live as it makes each person responsible for their own survival and allows them to choose their own path and requires effort. This is what resulted from the Judeo-Christian ethic which brought the modern democratic nations into the industrial age and beyond making them the leaders in technology, science, and weaponry allowing Europe to be the most powerful force in the world opening up much of the road to a modern existence through their spreading over the entire planet during the Age of Discovery where the European nations established empires spreading throughout the world leaving a web of commerce and bringing great wealth to the Europeans. This spread technology from Europe to the rest of the world advancing many cultures from barely beyond hunter-gatherers or early agricultural age into the modern age providing these populations with great opportunities if they were able to receive education permitting their understanding.

 

After a pair of World Wars ravaged Europe, their age of colonization came to an end. The last remaining colonies slowly demanded and took their independence from their European masters. Since this end of the age, European society has largely refuted their Christianity and adopted the newest religion of secular humanism which places the onus for the destruction of the Earth on their own society and its use of fossil fuels. They believe in many cases that humankind is a blight on the planet and that the planet would be so much better off without people. This is represented by their negative reproduction rates which are well below replacement levels. This is the sign of a society which has entered into its death throes. This is also the main driving reasoning behind the opening of their borders to refugees in the hopes they will replace the children they never had in the work force. The problem is that a fairly large percentage of the immigrants are not coming to take jobs as much as to collect benefits while plotting to impose Islamic rule over Europe. This was what we had thought might lead to an initial confrontation between the Islamic conquerors and the European indigenous population in defending their free societies. The indigenous Europeans in Western Europe do not appear to be interested in retaining their former free society and are willing to allow the Islamic takeover of their nations providing it does not alter their life as the leaders. They are in for a great surprise as the leadership of these nations will be amongst the initial casualties when Islam versus European free society comes to a head. The struggle for retaining their freedom will be left to the small but not insignificant children, that is, providing they do not just sell out and join the Islamic push in order to go along to get along. They may be in for a surprise when their conversion reaches a point where they are tested. Our advice for those who believe this would be a wise choice, start now memorizing the Quran and attending the Mosque which is the largest within your city or area and familiarize yourselves with the teachings of the Imams.

 

Canada and the United States are just as vulnerable as is Europe to the immigration challenge. We recently read a disturbing article reporting on the progress of Islamist interests within Canada and their alignment with the far left in what will prove to be a self-defeating alliance for the far left. This same alliance exists throughout much of the free world including Europe, especially Britain and the European Union, the United States and Canada. There had been such an alliance in Israel and there are remnants of the effects of their joining in many leftist policies especially those who continue to support the “Two State Solution” which requires surrendering large portions of lands to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in exchange for promises of peace. This concept has lost much validity as many from the PA and others from within the society currently ruled by Fatah which controls the PA governance; actually, Mahmoud Abbas is the President for Life in the thirteenth year of his four-year term which began in 2005. Even the majority of those on the left and even the far leftists have realized that doing so would not bring peace and only serve to arm the Islamist interest with a permanent base from which to work to destroy Israel and murder her people through terrorism and launching rockets into Israeli cities. This was brought to the fore by Hamas after they took control of Gaza in a bloody coup replacing the PA after which they have worked steadily attempting to produce as much destruction onto any part of Israel which they could terrorize. This has led to a number of wars which Israel decided would be limited engagements which has only served to provide Hamas with the feeling of invincibility and empowered them even further. This has led to an ever-increasing support for Hamas which is reported to have topped 80% with the youth coming from their education system, more of an indoctrination system, leading the charge to destroy Israel and support the Islamist propaganda and their Islamist supremacist ideology. This has been behind the constant rioting and launching of incendiary balloons, kites and even attempted use of live birds such as the falcon in the picture below. The use and murder of such a beautiful and proud bird is just a further representation of the contempt for life held by these Islamist terrorists. One of the messages broadcast by Hamas run television includes a quote stating, “From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionist soldiers: The Al-Qassam Brigades love death more than you love life.” This broadcast is just one of the times this message has been used as it boosts the followers often giving them the needed boost to commit suicide attacks against Israelis.

 

Dead Falcon Found in Tree with Twine and Incendiary Device Attached

Dead Falcon Found in Tree with Twine and Incendiary Device Attached

 

So, that concludes our quick and broad summary of the world which will be involved in any future conflict and now we will try to look into our crystal ball and look into the future. The threat of Islam is going to continue to grow. The world very well could be in the leading edge of their next attempt by Islam to enlarge their regions of control. Their initial conquest came from 622 AD through to 750 AD as shown in the top map reaching as far as Tours, France before being stopped by Charles the Hammer Martel. This was how their empire remained with their next evolution coming from within when a small tribe from northeastern Turkey known as the Ottomans which led to the Ottoman Empire shown in the middle map. The Spanish Inquisition was responsible for the pushing of Islam from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492, the same date as Columbus making his initial voyage to the New World. The Ottoman Empire replaced the Caliphate and faced a series of wars which ate away at their empire as shown in the bottom map and which was finally destroyed when they allied with the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and Germany in World War I. This led to the Mandate System and the carving up of the Ottoman Empire, Austrian-Hungarian Empire and Germany creating modern Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa including Israel which was granted their set aside in the San Remo Conference which defined the Mandate System which was adopted by the League of Nations and then taken up for enforcement by Article 80 of the United Nations Charter.

 

Expansion of Islam Across MENA and into Europe before Ottoman Rule

Expansion of Islam Across MENA and into Europe before Ottoman Rule

 

 

Ottoman Empire Ascending includes Golden Age of Islam

Ottoman Empire Ascending includes Golden Age of Islam

 

 

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

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

 

Now back to the future and looking at what the next attempt at expansion of Islam will provide or what it might cost. There are a few points which need to be stated to provide more of a background which includes the United States mainly. The initial conflict began under the most isolationist President, Thomas Jefferson, who when facing ever higher tributes demands from the Barbary Pirates sent the Navy and Marines who forced an agreement ending the intercepting of United States shipping and most of the pirating and taking of sailors as slaves of European ships as well. After the war with England in 1812, the Barbary Pirates decided that the United States would be weakened and started taking sailors once more. This led to the Second Barbary Wars which again ended this practice. Then, as part of the Spanish American War, the United States faced attacks from the Moro natives in the Philippines which were Muslim. This revolt was put down by General Blackjack Pershing who was reputed, but unproven, to have used some questionable tactics. President George H. W. Bush (Bush I) engaged in a war with Saddam Hussein in Iraq War I in the 1990s. Then President George W. Bush (Bush II) engaged in wars with Islamic nations after the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in Afghanistan and once again in Iraq where this time Saddam Hussein was overthrown. Then there were the attacks during President Barack Obama continuing in Afghanistan and then including Libya after the Benghazi attack on the Consulate and the urging of the overthrow of Sunni governments in what was called the Arab Spring which more resembled the Arab Winter by the time it completely failed in Syria and Egypt ended up removing the resultant Muslim Brotherhood led government after the overthrow of President Mubarak. President Trump has continued with these interventions and aided the Kurds in their fight with the Islamic State. These have awakened the Islamic nations with two centers of power within Islam which are again fighting one another. This is another conflict between the main groups in Islam, the Sunni, and their longstanding opposition which consists of approximately 10% of Islam, the Shiites. The Sunni center of power is held in a loose alliance between Saudi Arabia and Egypt while the Shiite center of power is Iran which still sees themselves as the modern Persian Empire. Iran is allied with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, Hezballah in Lebanon and who are allied to back Bashir al-Assad in his civil war in Syria which was a result of the Arab Spring efforts of President Obama. Iran is also supporting the Houthi revolt to take control of Yemen. The Iranian aim has been to establish a Shiite Crescent across the Middle East using Iran, Syria and Lebanon so they have connections to the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea shown in the map below. Part of the Iranian tactic is to envelop Saudi Arabia from Iran to the north and Yemen to the south. Iran also is attempting to take control of two vital waterways, the Straight of Hormuz and the Straight of Bab-el-Mandeb. The first controls the shipping lane for most of the oil from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait while the second would control the exit from the Red Sea controlling the Suez Canal as well as the Israeli southern port of Eilat. This would provide Iran with the ability to cut off all trade between the Middle East and Europe as well as cutting off the European and Israeli shipping lanes to Asia.

 

Shiite Crescent including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Iran

Shiite Crescent including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Iran

 

Whether Islam attempts to once again gain lands by taking control of Europe and possibly then attempting to wrest control of Africa and then being enabled to take on the Americas, specifically the United States, will depend heavily on which nation ends up calling the shots. Should it be Saudi Arabia, then the main conflict will likely be within Europe while if it is Iran there is a definite possibility that it will become a world conflict. The initial conflict will be between Iran and Saudi Arabia which will center on the oil fields in the northeast of Saudi Arabia and the control of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina along the Red Sea coast in the west of Saudi Arabia. Should Iran take these two cities, they can attempt to declare that Shiite Islam is the ascending power in Islam and play themselves as the strong horse hoping to have the majority of Muslims to change from Sunni and adopt Shiite Islam. Such a conflict in Islam could deplete both sides to the point that neither would be capable of mounting any serious threat to the remainder of the world and Islam will return to rest for the foreseeable future. The Islamic leaders of Iran have an extremist and expansionist view of their place in the world which was expressed by the Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini which has been carried forward by Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei. Their visions of world conquest are probably considered to be insane and in the developed world, such concepts have been relegated to the trashcan of history. Unfortunately, in both Sunni and Shiite Islam, they believe the promise in the Quran that Islam must become the only religious belief held by every person on Earth. They believe that world conquest is still possible despite the complete failure to accomplish such a feat by even the most powerful empires in the past. This now viewed insane concept is not seen as such within Islam; to the believers this is the inevitable future of our world. Many an Imam in Islam is currently preaching that Islam is on the verge of their final push which will result in their finally realizing their inevitable prize, the world and every person within believing their version of Islam, be it Sunni or Shiite. For the record, there are numerous Muslims who do not believe or even care about world conquest. Many of these are at the forefront of the Islamic struggle to allow Islam to evolve and learn to coexist with others. One such leader is Egyptian President Sisi who has delivered speeches before the governing board and Imams who are the instructors at the leading university of Islamic thought, Al-Azhar University.

 

What is their struggle? There are two very different and separate streams of thought in Islam. These result because of the two very different visions written by Muhammad, with the first verses which were universalist in accepting others and coexistence written in Mecca and the supremacist and world conquest warlike writings in Medina. We give a short introduction into the reasons and there are a plethora of links within the comments including links to a Quran with the verses in chronological order all in our article and the comments at Which Quran, Mecca or Medina? Should the reformers succeed in having Islam return to the original writings in the Quran, the world will flourish and the many religions will all work in greater harmony. Should they fail, then there will be a constant state of conflict between Islam and everyone else. That may sound pessimistic, which it is, but just because it is pessimistic does not mean it is not a valid truth. Islam, as currently interpreted using what is called abrogation, where the newest verses overwrite the older verses making the Medina Quranic writings supreme over the earlier Mecca Quranic verses. This was used by the 10th century Islamic scholar Hibatullāh who listed two-hundred-thirty-seven instances of abrogation, with the verse 9:5, known as the so-called “Verse of the Sword”, which alone accounted for almost half of the abrogated verses. Later Quranic interpreters had disagreements with his findings and often with one another. If, instead of using abrogation the Muslims were to adopt instead an originalist view and interpretation of the Quran, then Islam would be able to exist in peace with the world. Until, if such is ever to be, Islam does away with abrogation adopting originalist Quranic verses, Islam will forever be at war with the rest of humankind. This actually has Biblical beginnings, which surprises many. Islam is said to be the religion founded by the generations tracing their origins to Ishmael. In Genesis Chapter 16 verses 11 and 12 we learn of Ishmael and the way he is described is how his prodigy will also be found to act, as is the way of the Old Testament. These two verses read as follows:


11 And the angel of the Lord said to her, “Behold, you will conceive and bear a son, and you shall name him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard your affliction.
12 And he will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be upon all, and everyone’s hand upon him, and before all his brothers he will dwell.”

This was the Biblical curse of a sort which was placed upon the descendants of Ishmael and it is one which has proven to have been validated by history. This also is something which does not bode well for the future. Islam, we must remember, is similar in one way to Judaism, both are religions which also have a complete political system defined for the adherents to follow. The Old Testament tells the Jews, the Israelites, that they would rule over the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, and from the Litani River to the Wadi of Egypt. These were to be our eventual final borders and we were to treat the stranger with respect as long as they lived in peace and obeyed the Noahic Code. We were to reside and serve Hashem and live our lives as an example and for as long as we lived an exemplary life, then we would live at peace. This would become possible once the Temple was built after King David’s reign with his son, King Solomon, tasked to build the Temple. Obviously, there were problems back then and everything collapsed. The rest is, as they say, history. What will be interesting is that the coming Great War, should that be the fate of the world, Israel will not be at its center and very possibly, if we are very careful and live as Hashem desires, we will not be even included in that coming disaster. Where this coming conflict will break out is difficult to predict. If we were pressed and had to choose such a point, we would think very likely the initial wars which lead to the coming horrors have already begun and surround Saudi Arabia. Then there are the infiltrations of Europe, Canada and starting in the United States. Of the Western World, the initial conflict started with the riots in Paris and across France, the terror attacks throughout Western nations, and the culture clashes which have led to an explosion of crimes against women with most being of a sexual nature. These could easily lead to vigilante actions which could escalate into a general societal state of warfare across Europe. Canada, we fear, will fall with barely a peep where the central west and northernmost territories possibly forming their own country. The United States is having its own problems currently and Islam would not be able to take over the United States through infiltration, as there would be a revolt against such politically. The so-called silent majority is a far larger section of the populace and would take control of the government to address any threat ending possibly the entrance of advents of Islam if this were required. But first, the United States must first survive its current divide between the leftist and the conservatives, particularly the Constitutionalists, often referred to as populists. Whatever the future, with any good fortune our little corner of the world will be left alone and ignored by any and all the possible violence, we have enough problems already. As for the rest of the world, well, we doubt the next great conflict will begin in China or anywhere within Asia, or at least that is our thoughts.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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