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September 2, 2015

Iran Should Not Have Been Partisan Enactment

 

The Iran Nuclear Treaty has reached its inevitable conclusion. There was a hint of excitement after Chuck Schumer announced he would vote against the Iran Nuclear Treaty and then the let-down as he then announced he would not be lobbying against the bill leaving all pressures on the Democrat side to emanate from the White House. So, this is a non-partisan act, turning a process on its head by claiming that the Iranian Nuclear Treaty was not to be introduced to the Senate for ratification because Emperor Obama did not feel like he had to submit his imperial decrees to the Congress as he was in his last two years and did not need to submit to such banal courtesies. So here we are just as it was for the Universal Healthcare Imperial Decree, we have the Imperial Iranian Nuclear Treaty which the President, oops, sorry, Emperor decreed that in order to prevent him from simply making a decree, the Congress would need to pass legislation blocking his decree which the Emperor would veto and if the Congress would manage for both Houses to override the Veto he would probably have ignored them and continued on down the Road to Perdition. So as the Imperial President has intimidated sufficient members of his Democrat Party to vote as he has decreed; they should, if they know what’s good for them and do not wish for his decree to send them to the Western Front or the Hinterlands to rot in political obscurity no longer mentionable in polite conversation, the Iran Nuclear Treaty will be passed and all aid necessary or even remotely possible will be granted to Iran as they are escorted to a nuclear weapons giant among nations.

 

Just like Obamacare we now also have Obama Nuclearized Iran which will lord over the Middle East and once they have neutralized the United States, likely to be performed after the next election but before Inauguration Day for tactical reasons, they will move across Europe and North Africa and from there South America and eventually Russia and China. So, get your prayer rugs cleaned and start practicing the Five Pillars of Islam if you plan on avoiding the reeducation camps. Men, stop shaving and women, well, I’m not sure what advice to give there. No, don’t worry. This is something to be celebrated. Emperor Obama has wanted to reach out to the Iranian leadership and grant them universal acceptance. If only he had gotten his priorities right. I am willing to bet, even if I lose, that President Obama was told he would get universal acclaim if he managed to increase the United States universal acceptance in the world over and prevent the Iranian leadership from acquiring a successful nuclear program; Emperor Obama got confused and forced Universal Healthcare on America and granted the Iran leadership the necessary acceptance and trust needed to complete their nuclear program. That has to be what has happened because the only other option is that President Obama intentionally destroyed the greatest healthcare system in the world and made becoming a physician no longer a desirable path and blessed Iran with a path to nuclear weapons with the full protection of the United States which would pull all military assets a safe distance from Iran to assure they could proceed unobstructed to build a nuclear stockpile of weapons and deliverable ICBMs so they could share their newly built warheads.

 

I had originally told friends and others something which cost me some of those friends as they claimed I was the worst kind of hater, a racist. I had claimed that President Obama was going to be Jimmy Carter on steroids. I must admit I only got it half right. I should have included that he was Jimmy Carter on steroids on domestic policy and had really outdone President Carter in foreign policy by such a degree as to qualify for Neville Chamberlin on foreign policy and preventing the next World War. I am disheartened to see that politics in the once great nation of the United States has been reduced to partisan warfare where there can never be any compromises and everything is run by the most extreme ideologues. This is the place the United States has sunk, that the Party comes before the safety and rationality does not count when Party loyalty is placed as the reason for political votes.

 

 

I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!

 

 

There is nothing much to add. The world has spiraled beyond control and entered the Twilight Zone and we have all gone through the foggy haze into a new Bizarro World where everything is upside down. I’m half expecting a rabbit running on its hind legs wearing a vest to run past me, stop and pull out his pocket watch, look at me and exclaim, “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!” and to then disappear down the rabbit hole. What is worse is I think we have all followed that wonderful fuzzball down that hole and things are only going to get further from what many of us have thought of as reality from here on until the entire house of cards collapses in on us. Good luck my friends and be careful out there, it has gotten very strange and dangerous with sanity at historically low levels, especially in Washington, a place known for having a dearth for sanity and now it has an excess of insanity. Where have we voted ourselves and when will this ride slowly grind to a halt so we can get off? More fun and games right here for tomorrow.

 

 

Entering the Twilight Zone

Entering the Twilight Zone

 

 

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Update Update Update:

 

On our article Neutered IDF Lost Control of Soldier to Leftist Instigated Clash where we chose two frames from the video from the entire confrontation as provided by the provocateurs’ video and in first picture circled and second pointed him out with an arrow describing him as “wearing a blue-grey T-shirt, baseball cap and with a large backpack strapped on his back” and lo and behold, this person we suspected was suspicious and there was something troubling about his presence turns out is so much more. Here is the picture below from an article about “our friend” from Arutz Sheva titled ‘Don’t Fire the Teacher – Jail Him’ which has the teacher circled in their picture which was likely from IDF stock as they had a photographer on scene to validate claims and to be able to prove actions taken were ‘kosher’. Here is their picture.

 

 

You saw and heard about him first right here Neutered IDF Lost Control of Soldier to Leftist Instigated Clash

You saw and heard about him first right here Neutered IDF Lost Control of Soldier to Leftist Instigated Clash

 

 

Well, I guess we got lucky and he was a person of particular interest, a suspect you might even say.

 

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August 22, 2015

Palestinian Authority and Where Did the Euros, Dollars, and Pounds All Go?

 

The Arabs are blaming Israel and the occupation and colonial oppressive rule for their money woes. Initially their audit by Tariq Dana, a senior research fellow at Birzeit University, as reported in the Arab Palestinian Authority (APA) news service, Ma’an News Agency, reported that the APA suffers from deeply ingrained corruption. But perhaps the APA is not entirely to blame as after all the APA was birthed from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) which itself suffered from the very same deeply ingrained corruption. Of course it almost goes without saying that the PLO passed their tradition and systemic deeply ingrained corruption on into the very similar structure adopted in the whole flesh by the APA. According to the report, the APA corruption is, in effect, a self-enforcing system dependent upon the graft and deceit formed through what the report named, “patron-clientelism” which pretty much mimics what in the Western nations is called crony capitalism except that there is little to any capitalism in the APA ruled areas. The report claimed that all this ingrained corruption which will be near impossible to weed out as it is simply the way things get done, will get done and always have gotten done ever since during the management by the PLO used a system, “during the 1980s, the PLO leadership used the Sumud (steadfastness) Fund…which was formally channeled through the Palestinian-Jordanian joint committee…to award their supporters and exclude others.”

 

In the report Dana noted that, “After the Oslo Accords, the patron-client regime was unsurprisingly inherited by the (A)PA and constituted the backbone of its institutional base.” It was mentioned that the corruption was “associated with the personalized and unaccountable style of governance of late PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian political leadership.” Using the first audit of the APA back in 1997, because, after all, every organization waits for four years after their inception to submit to a formal audit as why find out what is wrong at the start when maybe it could be repaired, found nearly forty percent of the APA budget, equaling around three-hundred-twenty-six-million dollars, was misappropriated. Dana continued pointing out that there is a continued system of corruption which has been strengthened through a massive public sector of “over 165,000 civil servants who are fully dependent on salaries guaranteed by international aid to the (A)PA.” The report further pointed to another problem area spawning from, Dana explained, “The dysfunction of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) and the complete absence of legislative monitoring of the governmental budget have freed the presidency and the executive from institutional checks-and-balances and public accountability.”

 

 

Yasser Arafat takes oath to be the greatest of all when it came to setting up a culture of deeply ingrained corruption as head of the PLO. When the PLO was granted authenticity as the (A)PA, Yasser Arafat brought that culture of deeply ingrained corruption with him. Upon the death of Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, his faithful second in command all these years, proved to be no slouch when it came to continuing the culture of deeply ingrained corruption. Now the world continues, especially the Europeans, contributing the billions of Euros, Dollars, and Pounds we can never ask as to where they all have gone. We know, but must never speak or the whole house of cards will fall and all will be wearing the blame.

Yasser Arafat takes oath to be the greatest of all when it came to setting up a culture of deeply ingrained corruption as head of the PLO. When the PLO was granted authenticity as the (A)PA, Yasser Arafat brought that culture of deeply ingrained corruption with him. Upon the death of Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, his faithful second in command all these years, proved to be no slouch when it came to continuing the culture of deeply ingrained corruption. Now the world continues, especially the Europeans, contributing the billions of Euros, Dollars, and Pounds we can never ask as to where they all have gone. We know, but must never speak or the whole house of cards will fall and all will be wearing the blame.

 

 

The report went into an area which seemed unusual for an audit but proved interesting to read, at least more interesting than any of the numbers and other banalities. The report cited an explanation that the APA public sector may be massive and corrupt, but it also is very fickle for employees. It gave the following example, “If employees express criticism of (A)PA policies, they are likely to be forced into early retirement, denied salary payments, or arbitrarily removed from their posts. They may also face a series of punitive measures, including denial of promotion or transfer to distant areas.” Special mention went to the Ministry of Local Government which is an interesting way by which the APA uses money distributed to those recognizes mukhtars, tribe heads and heads of influential families allowing them to speak on behalf of those who they control thus extending further the propagation of the corrupt hierarchical system.

 

But the best part of the entire report are the conclusions as to who is to blame and from where this deeply ingrained corruption was imposed upon the APA and the PLO likely before them. Yes, you guessed it, Israel. The only way to explain this stretch is to quote the report as given in the article. According to the report the APA corruption “played into the hands of the Israeli government, whose intention in signing the Oslo accords was to create a client state that they could continue to control through the rents distributed to the (A)PA via international donors, coupled with a strategy of territorial fragmentation and containment.” Even worse, “Israel has repeatedly contributed to and exploited corruption in the (A)PA. It has done so in order to place the blame on the Palestinians for their economic ills and to distract attention from the devastating impact of its colonial policies on Palestinian social and economic development.” And further, even if the corruption was not any base for the economic problems, the report concludes, “Although corruption within the (A)PA is undoubtedly harmful economically, it is worth noting that its effects are a distant second to the impact of systemic Israeli destruction of the Palestinian economy.”

 

The conclusion that the systemic deeply ingrained corruption being caused by Israel must be caused by the Israel Electric Company (IEC) charging the APA for the electricity provided to the areas under their autonomy where the IEC provides electricity for the Palestinian electric provider. The only problem is that the electricity provider is government owned by the APA and they have fallen years behind in their payments. Actually, records show that the Arab Palestinian electric company has not paid for the electricity they have received for at least the past decade, if ever. Further, when the Israeli government has attempted to divert tax monies due the APA to cover their overdue electric bill the European Union and numerous European governments, NGOs and European financed Israeli NGOs go into apoplectic shock decrying the possible end of the world being upon the earth as the APA is being held to normal rules and forced to actually pay for the electricity they have already consumed. The IEC gave notice to the APA that if they made no effort to mitigate their outstanding balance then the IEC would be left with no alternative but to cut off the power provided by the Israeli company. You would have thought that the IEC had threatened to steal all their children’s toys or some other diabolical horrific act by the reactions from all quarters starting with the United Nations, United States State Department and the European Union among other NGOs and nations from every continent reacting with shock and amazement that the Israeli government would permit this private company from cutting power to a group who had not made any effort for over a decade to pay for the electricity they had consumed. The Israeli government instead of turning a deaf ear to the whiners from the world over instead threatened the IEC and then cajoled them and twisted their corporate arms pressing them to continue to provide electricity to the APA free of charge.

 

If anyone believes that the APA in Judea and Samaria are not meeting their obligations, they have nothing on Hamas and friends in Gaza. Israel provides Gaza with most of its potable water and over half of its electricity and receives no payments for these provisions. Additionally, Israel sends a full trainload of tractor trailer rigs with full loads across the border crossing every single day, even on the Sabbath and, believe it or not, even every day last summer including during the Operation Protective Edge. The Israelis continued to transport tons of food and medical supplies every day during the weeks of war with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the other terrorist groups every single day despite the fighting. Israel also continued to provide electricity and water as if nothing was different and in complete disregard for the state of war. Why would Israel do something so completely counterintuitive? Oddly enough the reason you would receive from the Israeli government, the IDF or any official in the Israeli government would be that while the people of Gaza elected Hamas to be their government the people cannot be held responsible for that same government they elected and anyways, Israel is not at war with the people of Gaza, just the terrorist groups which conduct rocket attacks and other violent acts against Israelis. Does any of this make one iota of sense? Of course not. Why would the Israeli government do such a thing? Fear of what the world would think and that somebody in Europe, especially in Brussels at the headquarters of the European Union might throw a hissy fit and say mean and nasty things about Israel and that would hurt Bibi’s feelings and we know we must not hurt Bibi’s feelings or that of anybody in Europe, Judea, Samaria, Gaza or at the next meeting of the Arab League or the United Nations Human Rights Council. It sure is not to receive any credit for doing what is right and humane even when it works in direct contradiction to the good of Israel and her people.

 

What can we deduce from all of this? Well, first thing is if the APA has some systemic financial difficulties, it must not be ascribed to the APA as they are the ones who must never be held responsible. Well, if it cannot be the APA, who can we as the powers of the world blame? Well, the United States claims, “not us,” the European Union says, “don’t look at us,” while the United Nations disputes their complicity and the Arab League suggest, “Let’s blame Israel, they did it,” and the others all look knowingly at each other nodding and they all blame Israel. How can Israel fight the world powers, the world media, especially the mainstream media and leftist media and fight the combined power of every United Nations organization, the world’s majority of NGOs and a general sense of anti-Semitism which holds the Jewish Nation as the scapegoat for all the ills of the world? The fight is an uphill fight and it is about to take a particularly nasty turn when Israel goes from being blamed for any and all opposition to the current Iran Nuclear Deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 and soon after Iran turns nuclear then Israel will likely be blamed for not opposing Iran with sufficient stridency and for not taking the necessary steps to prevent Iran from acquiring the necessary tools and abilities to produce nuclear weapons. Then the world will look to Israel and demand what they plan to do about the Iranian nuclear weapons and then demand to know when Israel plans to act. The realty comes down to Israel is demanded to stand down and not act and then blamed when nothing was done. Israel is pushed to act to repair a grand mistake made by other nations and then condemned for acting. It is the old situation of, and we will use blasted for a better and more familiar term; blasted if they do and blasted if they don’t, can’t win for losing. Take it as you wish but the thing the world had best understand, Iran needs Israel as the monster behind the Iranian governments every unsolved problem, that position does not transfer as well to the United States or Europe, so Israel has an upside down insurance policy; in it is the safety which Iran can blame for all its ills while Iran has little use for the Great Satan when the little Satan will do and once the United States is rendered muted as the great Satan then Europe becomes the next Great Satan. Anyway, Israel is well practiced at taking the blame in stride and will depend on being blamed as everyone else tries to explain why they were targeted. Must be wonderful to be any of you.

 

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August 20, 2015

Leftist Jews Refuse to Admit Jews Like Me Exist

 

The letter from three-hundred-forty know-it-all Rabbis just had to go and try and pretend that Jews like I and millions others just do not exist. They wrote this time to support President Obama, seemingly their idea of the perfect messiah, and to claim that any Jews who opposed his glorious Iran Nuclear Deal were an aberrant minority. Their idea that Torah instructs Jews to be socialist bleeding-hearts leftist elitists and that Tikkun Olam means to change the world to fit their leftist socialist world-views and it need start with eradicating any Jews who differ from their opinion which is simply distasteful and offensive. When a Jew such as myself would claim that Tikkun Olam actually means to repair the individual and by each person bringing themselves closer to Hashem by their daily actions and treatment of others and always giving respect and through personal fulfillment and the assisting of others in personal and communal fulfillment under Torah, they claim it means building their vision of a socialist utopia. And do not get me started on the ninety-eight Jewish Hollywood leftist extremists who speak as if their opinions should be enshrined in some holy place for people to come and find wisdom in their words because they have name recognition and popularity for their entertainment factor and this means they should lead. I would rather a hundred Kansas or other flyover country farmers lead the world than entrust it to the ninety-eight (call it a hundred for the sake of equality) Hollywood elitists who signed a letter adding their names to the din of leftist blindly supporting a deal they have been called upon to support by their infallible leader, Barack Hussein Obama.

 

One has to wonder how many of these wunderkind have actually read the deal and all of its accompanying documents before rushing to give support to something which is empty of any measures to judge compliance and the ones they did put in the deal may as well be voluntary as Russia, China and Iran have votes to determine if Iran is complying. Talk about the fox guarding the henhouse. Additionally, Iranian security authorities have additionally insisted that all IAEA inspectors be cleared by the Iranian government. One assumes this is so if they take a wrong turn at one of the facilities and open a wrong door and spy a little something which has not been reported and signals a definitive breech of the Nuclear Agreement that they will, once instructed by the Iranian government that what they saw was a top secret experiment which has nothing to do with what they think it does and thus need not think any further of said incident and no real need to report it as it was not a part of the approved tour. What? You didn’t think that the inspectors were going to be allowed to actually inspect, did you? Of course they will have minders to assure they see all they are supposed to see and not one iota more. These inspectors will be chosen for their lack of initiative and lack of curiosity as well as their ability to follow directions explicitly and without question.

 

 

the dog and pony show, which has been the present IAEA inspections, they have been attempting for over two years to get the answer to a short list of questions pertaining to the extent of the Iranian nuclear research, enrichment and any weaponization experiments or trials. The IAEA knows that such were carried out but are unsure of the totality of the military works performed. They have also been seeking access to the Parchin military base where the IAEA knows that testing of a nuclear trigger had been carried out and the last time they inspected they found trace elements of HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium) and ever since have been attempting to return. During this time period the inspectors have been denied entrance, just as before the IAEA was permitted to inspect, the ground around the base has been replaced with fresh soil taken from a distant site. This time they have cleansed the soils twice, once more just weeks ago as if in preparation to allow inspections.

the dog and pony show, which has been the present IAEA inspections, they have been attempting for over two years to get the answer to a short list of questions pertaining to the extent of the Iranian nuclear research, enrichment and any weaponization experiments or trials. The IAEA knows that such were carried out but are unsure of the totality of the military works performed. They have also been seeking access to the Parchin military base where the IAEA knows that testing of a nuclear trigger had been carried out and the last time they inspected they found trace elements of HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium) and ever since have been attempting to return. During this time period the inspectors have been denied entrance, just as before the IAEA was permitted to inspect, the ground around the base has been replaced with fresh soil taken from a distant site. This time they have cleansed the soils twice, once more just weeks ago as if in preparation to allow inspections.

 

In case you may have missed the dog and pony show, which has been the present IAEA inspections, they have been attempting for over two years to get the answer to a short list of questions pertaining to the extent of the Iranian nuclear research, enrichment and any weaponization experiments or trials. The IAEA knows that such were carried out but are unsure of the totality of the military works performed. They have also been seeking access to the Parchin military base where the IAEA knows that testing of a nuclear trigger had been carried out and the last time they inspected they found trace elements of HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium) and ever since have been attempting to return. During this time period the inspectors have been denied entrance, just as before the IAEA was permitted to inspect, the ground around the base has been replaced with fresh soil taken from a distant site. This time they have cleansed the soils twice, once more just weeks ago as if in preparation to allow inspections, but we will need to wait and see. If the Iranians continue replacing the top of the sand around the buildings they might eventually bury the entire Parchin military base leaving nothing to inspect. The entirety of the nuclear agreement provides wording which calls for inspections on a regimented basis determined by the concerned nations of Iran, the United States, Britain, France, the Russian Federation, China, Germany and the European Union. There is a reference to an appendix which itself had a number of references.

 

Figuring the full implications and references within the agreement may all be an exercise in futility as there is, in the silenced hands of the IAEA, which the Iranians have demanded total privacy such that only those hands who drafted this second agreement are to be privy to the contents and only those select few agreed upon by all drafters would be given access to the whole or any part of the augmenting agreement, is an auxiliary agreement which modifies the currently released agreement in ways unknown and thus far undefined manner. For all anybody may know the very first line of this hidden agreement could state that it replaces the entirety of the publically released nuclear agreement and instead could add or change everything in any manner possible. President Obama has skirted any discussion of this secondary agreement which could be an alternate to or amendment of the publically released agreement. This makes any discussion of the currently debated nuclear agreement potentially a moot point as we know not what the actual agreement states and even measures or permits with its secondary augmentation agreement, though kept from the public and the Congress and even, as we were informed during Secretary of State Kerry’s testimony before the Senate, even kept from the Secretary of State who was simply not considered sufficiently discreet or necessary in the negotiations or implementation, thus left out of the loop and given a rough briefing as he had stated in testimony.

 

So, what could be so classified that the Secretary of State and the Congress are kept in the dark, only selected few are granted privilege to view, and a select individual or group within the IAEA are permitted knowledge and who are entrusted with guarding the secrets of the agreement II and the effects it will have on the currently debated agreement and assuring that no leaks or security breaches are permitted. So the Congress is willfully left in the dark to debate an agreement which may have been superseded by a another agreement which was molded in dark recesses and forged on a cold anvil for fear that it might see the light of day and thus be cleansed and placed honestly before the public or, at the very least, be shared with the people’s representatives who could then express their opinions. This is also a part of what the leftists claim the people must simply support on the word of the President. This agreement is to be accepted as good for Israel because President Obama, what many see as Israel’s greatest enemy to ever sit at the resolute desk and write executive orders, has stated such. One has to wonder if this nuclear deal is good for Israel in a similar manner as some of the other choice treatments the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has faced from the White House. But then some of the same people screaming against the Jews who oppose this deal calling them traitors, they were the very same ones who saw no problem when the White House arranged for the Israeli Prime Minister to enter the White House by the side delivery entrance and not the front door as the President did not wish for any to know he had met with Netanyahu.

 

This same President who demanded that the 1949 Armistice Lines be the basis for any border with a Palestinian government, the same President who left the Israeli Prime Minister so he could go eat dinner with his family and to even rub this in the Prime Minister’s face while demanding that Netanyahu and his advisors to do some soul-searching and to call for President Obama to return when they had changed their minds and adopted his plan where Israel simply pulled out of Judea and Samaria and half of Jerusalem and see if this would bring the Palestinian to cease hostilities and live side-by-side in peace and harmony. Somehow I do not see myself trusting that all is well just because the same people who have been wrong on almost every decision in foreign policy since Jimmy Carter and who have made life for Israel more difficult, even the best of the best who for Israel were actually the least worst. Every Administration since June of 1967 has demanded that Israel just surrender those small bits of land and all will be well and when that was insufficient to quiet the Arabs then it was time to demand that Israel forfeit another piece of land and when that too failed to soothe the savage beasts Israel was again demanded to withdraw from land and this would make the Arabs love Israel.

 

They did not. Now we are told by probably amongst the top five anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Israel as the Jewish state has an iron clad agreement which will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons with which to destroy all of Israel and likely much of the United States for anywhere like ten to fifteen years as if this is supposed to make us in Israel feel all warm inside? All I wish to say at this point is if the Hollywood Jews or the three-hundred-forty Rabbis from reform, conservative and other non-Orthodox Synagogues, many in these groups care over Israel with any fervor and are more determined to grant President Obama his legacy, well, we in Israel would prefer not to become the last who resided in what once was Israel and now is used to test the lethality of the Iranian nuclear devices. But then there are those who understand that while Israel would take two and maybe three Iranian nuclear devices, it would take only one used as an EMP explosion over St. Louis at a preprogramed explosion at the height for maximum gamma radiation and EMP effect to destroy the power grid almost from coast to coast thus leading to ninety percent of the American population die from lack of food, medicine and other essentials including no clean drinking water, sewage treatment, trash pickup, and a general failure of societal structure. Even the Military, FEMA, the Center for Disease Control and numerous other agencies have all predicted such a catastrophe yet of unknown proportions after just such an attack. The lucky few will be beneath the explosion and die immediately while all the others will be left to die slow and agonizing deaths. I guess a quick flash and next thing you know you are waking up dead, a far better fate then the slow and miserable death where towards the end you are unable to move as you die from hunger, disease and declining health due to malnutrition, usually referred to as starving to death.

 

This, we hope, will be our final article dealing with the ratification fight in the United States as all evidence points to their potentially not having the votes to bring cloture and force a vote. This simply means those who are true believers in President Obama and his deal can simply say they wish to filibuster and the current rules of the Senate will not require them to actually filibuster but simply claim they will and the bill dies. Those opposing the deal should in this instance forget civility just as the President has done and force them to talk 24/7 until they drop or allow a vote. This will not happen and even if they manage to pass the bill President Obama has the Democrats, especially those who support Israel, especially if they are also Jewish, running scared that the entirety of the Democrat Party will come down on them and squash their reelections. The signals which have come from the Democrat leadership and many in the rank and file have indicated that those who have supported Israel may be almost beyond the cusp of acceptability as the Democrats run away from Israel seeing it as an inconvenience suffered through the past to gain Jewish votes and cash for campaigns. The Democrats have new sponsors with the monies and they wear flowing robes and look like extras from the set of Lawrence of Arabia. It was bound to happen and it only required one party to sell America out to the biggest donors and have said donor demand the death of America. The United States is now under a suicide watch just waiting for her to collapse from her own denial of her founding principles. As Jim Morrison of the Doors wrote in lyrical form,

 

This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes, again

Can you picture what will be, so limitless and free
Desperately in need, of some, stranger’s hand
In a, desperate land

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