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April 24, 2015

Islamic Nations Need to Stand Against Slaughter of Innocent

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Where are the world leaders denouncing the slaughtering of Christians by the Islamic forces of ISIS? Where are the immediate demands that the murdering of innocents in such ghoulish manners and in mass numbers so as to be incredulous be brought to an immediate halt? Where are the choruses of voices as we hear whenever Israel retaliates responding after a number of violent rocket attacks on her civilians and she attacks the weapons stores or a rocket fabrications facility or training building in the middle of the night when it is known to be empty? Where are the voices that demand that Saudi Arabia cease their assault on Houthis as they slaughter their way across Yemen on the Saudi Arabian southern border? Why is the world silent against this vile violence? Could it be because once again the world really has little concern for the Christians of the third world? Is it that they care more about the Arab nations than they care about Israeli victims and American victims of Islamic violence? This silence is as shameful as the silence which followed the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Information Officer Sean Smith, along with two former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. This is the kind of silence reserved for victims of Jihadi violence making it appear that Jihadi violence is so predictable that it no longer shocks the world when multiple or even massive numbers of innocents are slaughtered by ISIS or the Muslim Brotherhood as long as the victims are Christians or Jews or large numbers of Muslims provided the slaughters are Sunni on Shia or Shia on Sunni or if the violence is perpetrated against so-called moderate Muslims who do not follow any particular violence prone form of Islam.

 

One of the most recent slaughters of innocents was committed by ISIS as they apparently abducted thirty Ethiopian Christians from within their church where they had been snatched and taken into Libya for the taping of the production which has become the expected action following such raids. This slaughter of the innocents follows other similar acts by ISIS in Libya and severe fighting against Arab refugees in a camp in Syria which had been largely evacuated and a small but militant force remained behind and attempted to defend the camp from the ISIS forces. Making this problem even more pronounced is the fact that there are numerous formerly little known groups who have banded together under the Islamist Black Flag of ISIS which has invigorated their drive to fight and force Christians to either accept Islam as their true religion or face the furor of the swords of Islam. Now Sunni Islamists and Salafists can announce themselves to be part of the ISIS name which serves the cause of ISIS in two ways, it increases those willing to fight for the cause and it has taken some of the interest and fight away from the root home of ISIS permitting the original ISIS forces to claim greater expanse and thus their defeat of the United States who has sworn to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS which is made all the more difficult with these new cells and armed guerilla forces declaring their allegiance to ISIS and bringing themselves under the ISIS flag.

 

One group who’s announced joining of ISIS should have allowed for Western Leaders to announce their intent to assemble a concerted attempt to eradicate the forces gathered around central identity of Boko Haram and as President Obama has promised, “We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.” Let us hope that these newly arrived threats in Libya and the older threats in Nigeria also are on President Obama’s radar. Boko Haram has become a greater menace than to just Nigeria, as it has spread its attacks into Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Fortunately there is at least one world leader who is acting as a world leader quietly but resolutely sending Special Forces to engage and destroy Boko Haram terrorist units in Niger and Nigeria while also training troops from the nations taking the fight to Boko Haram. While there may be some who will be surprised at the nation taking on this challenge, we here at Beyond the Cusp are happy to report that an old friend to our postings and a firm and consistent friend and supporter of Israel, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper has answered the calls. The fact that Canada has dispatched units from their Special Forces to train as well as hunt down and eliminate Boko Haram in their jungle hideaways is not the sole place that Stephen Harper has sent troops to assist training and dispatching forces into the teeth of the battle as Canada has sixty-nine Special Forces soldiers with Kurdish Peshmerga Militias in northern Iraq.

 

What happened to this world in which we live? We have Canadian Special Forces dispatched to places it often appears that United States President Barack Obama has trouble even finding on a map. Canadian Special Forces on the ground in Niger, Nigeria, potentially Cameroon as well as Iraq and possibly training Kurdish YPG forces from Syria who have been defending the Kurdish communities and held out on Kobanê until finally Turkey was pressured to permit some Kurdish Peshmerga to reinforce the YPG Kurdish Protective Forces and complete the push to remove ISIS from their foothold in Kobanê. Are we really living in a world where Canadian troops are sent places American troops are not permitted to tread by the person supposedly crowned as the leader of the free world and while this very same United States President directs his Secretary of State and negotiating team to fashion a treaty with Iran over their nuclear weapons program that the world may be depending on the French to reject? What has happened to the world? Thank the L0rd for leaders such as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and President of the French Republic François Hollande who are the international leaders most likely to oppose an Iran-American crafted nuclear agreement on the Iranian nuclear weapons because they believe it to be far too lenient. Who could have ever predicted that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu would have sounded the clarion bell to pull the world to alarm over the dangers of a deal negotiated by the United States permitting Iran to retain their nuclear weapons breakout capacity which would in turn be picked up by France to potentially oppose the agreement and sinking it with their potential veto and on the battlefields todays earth has become we find Canadian Special Forces and trainers across the world fighting the various forces of ISIS including Boko Haram while the United States drops the occasional bomb and the President warns of mission creep which might lead to his actually having to take a principled stance instead of sliding inexorably towards Armageddon. This is the world in which we live? When is the next ship out of here destination unknown. At least on a space ship with the ability to provide for a multi-generational existence somewhere down the line the descendants of the original inhabitants would find some pristine world where the environment was warm and the plant and animal life abundant and there were no political crazies, well, at least not initially as I am sure they will eventually crop up as such is the nature of humankind, which is why my initial advice is to restock the spaceship and leave her in orbit as some-day the descendants of the original ship may find it again necessary to aim still further out, possibly to some galaxy far far away. Who knows how far mankind will need to go before one group of human beings finally gets everything just right and somehow never manage to mess things up. Just maybe some-day in some nondescript but beautiful place far away in a peaceful and stable environment mankind will finally get it perfectly right and not need to escape the madness any more.

 

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April 9, 2015

The Israeli Iran and Obama Dilemma

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What do you do when you presumed ally’s leader appears to have joined the other side? This is only the tip of the iceberg that Israel and her elected Prime Minister will be facing when the new government is formed sometime this month, possibly towards the end of the month as the forming of a coalition often takes the threat of an impending deadline to alter demands into something more tenable. The Framework Agreement has not made the dilemma any simpler as it appears that every party to the negotiations walked away with a completely different piece of paper or each translation took great amounts of liberty with definitions of the terms. Whatever the actual cause, the statements coming out of Washington D.C. and out of Tehran, Iran appear to be diametric opposites. The classic example is the claim by the Administration in Washington D.C. that the Iranians will be limited to using their slowest, least productive and most problematic centrifuges while the Iranians have had numerous military, civilian and IRGC (Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps) commanders relate that at the date the agreement is signed they will be able to fully implement the use of their advanced IR-8 centrifuges which are twenty-times as productive and reliable as compared to their earliest models. Such gaps in interpretations of the Framework Agreement does not bode well for reaching any desired result in a final agreement with both sides permitted their own so very liberal translations and definition of the terminology. These disparate readings of the Framework Agreement should signal to Secretary of State Kerry and the negotiating team that their attempts to make the wording inconclusive in its desired definitions which has apparently led to such a different take on the Framework Agreement which is probably best served reading the French and European Union versions which are so opaque and generalized using terminology which was technically meaningless leaving the entire document a singular masterpiece in diplospeak doubletalk worthy of a George Orwell novel.

 

The definitions and interpretations are even less worrisome for the Israelis as they probably have yet to receive a copy of the Framework in any language. The one saving grace is that the Israelis do not need to research the Framework and what might be concluded from the disparate interpretations; they need only consider whatever the Iranians believe is the intent. As much as President Obama has raked the United States relationship with Israel over hot coals and through a harvester shredder, the United States President does not pose any threat or difficulty by having a unique definition of the terms in the Framework while whatever the Iranians discern from the document is potentially a direct threat to Israel and her survival. Yes, it is true that the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was chanting “Death to America” right along with the throngs chanting and cheering right along with their leader, the same man also this past weekend called for the destruction of Israel referring to Israel as that “barbaric” Jewish State which “has no cure but to be annihilated.” The Iranian Supreme Leader went on to present a strategy titled “Nine key questions about the elimination of Israel” which was also placed on his Twitter account Saturday night where he used the hashtag of #handsoffalaqsa, an oblique reference to the continuing terrorist riots and other tensions on the Temple Mount especially in reference to the right for Jews and other non-Muslims to pray on the holy site to three religions. The Ayatollah’s plans laid out a political path to replacing Israel completely with an Islamic run state where the Jews and other non-Muslims would necessarily be forced to accept Dhimmitude and a life of constant disgrace and the downtrodden shame as second class citizens living at the grace and good tidings of their Muslim masters. What he left out and even went so far as to claim his plan did not include was the death of the Jews living in the area once the Muslims were granted rule as at any point the Muslim rulers could give the Jews the choice of paying the Jiyza special tax or converting to Islam and eventually at their whim change that choice replacing the Jiyza tax making the new choice between conversion to Islam or death. Should any Jew choose to convert, if any Muslim believed that the Jew was not a true and faithful believer in Islam, they could bring charges which would inevitable result in the death penalty for apostasy. That is the truth behind the nine point plan by the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

 

But there is another bothersome problem which has raised it head some claim as many as four different times. Israel, as an ally, so as not to interfere with or be mistaken for a hostile force, will present any military plans to the United States Pentagon who shares these plans with the White House. Off the top I recall once when it was understood that the Israelis would be granted overflight permission which would include potentially refueling of F-15 and F-16 Fighter-Bombers over Saudi Arabian territories potentially just before launching a raid into Iran and potentially repeating such a refueling on their return flight. This was a quiet, under the radar, under even the kitchen table as this was obviously a super sensitive and secret permission being extended by the Saudis. Any revelation of such permission of such a sensitive and volatile agreement would immediately cause massive denials from both sides and the agreement would crash and burn. Not all that surprising but that was exactly what occurred at some point before said raid was launched when somehow the news of this agreement between Saudi Arabian rulers and Israel leaked to the press with in the aftermath it becoming obvious that the leak originated not with the Pentagon but with either the White House or the State Department, which it actually was is irrelevant as the real source of the leak was much closer if not actually to the top man in the White House. Months upon months later there was an arrangement for Israel to lease a pair of derelict unused military airfields in Azerbaijan which both lay a short distance north of Iran. The agreement might have been for these airbases to solely be used in cases of emergency such as a damaged or short on fuel fighter jet needed a landing point for repair or refueling as they would otherwise not be capable of making the entire return trip to Israel from their mission over Iran. Once again there was a leak that Azerbaijan was working with and assisting the Israelis on a potential attack on the Iranian nuclear sites. Needless to say but the complete rejection of there being such a plan was claimed and sworn to by both sides. Again the leak was traced back to the White House. Obviously Israel has a problem informing the United States about any plans to address the Iranian nuclear program in a manner separate from the Framework or any negotiated agreement but rather a more direct approach.

 

There is another problem with the United States when it would come for Israel to launch an assault on the Iranian nuclear sites or any other targets which might be included in such a scenario, and that is the fact that there are probably always two aircraft carriers and the airbase at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and within range of any Israeli attack route on Iran. These United States assets matter because it has also been rumored that the United States forces in the region have orders to intercept the Israelis and force them to return to their bases in Israel or face being shot out of the air. The actual leaked information stated that the United States pilots were to make it as difficult as possible but not to shoot at the Israeli aircraft first but to sweep them from the skies as soon as one fired at a United States aircraft or ship. These intercepts were to be taken over Iraqi airspace which is technically under United States security until the Iraqi Air Force is competent enough to do the job themselves. Needless to point out that the most direct route for Israeli aircraft would take them over Jordanian airspace followed by Iraq airspace and in reverse order upon their return to Israel. A further problem might exist within the Israeli political and military command and personnel where there are those who firmly believe that nothing Israeli has plans to do should be attempted until they receive affirmation of their plans by the United States. In many cases that person is also a member of the Prime Minister’s inner security Cabinet. One such was Defense Minister Ehud Barak who was feeding intelligence and all plans in detail directly to the White House and quite possibly directly to President Obama. Odds are this was done with the knowledge of Prime Minister Netanyahu and it is possible or even likely that it was Bibi Netanyahu who has ordered the exchange of information, especially on plans for attacks on the Iranian nuclear sites.

 

This leads to the current Israeli dilemma on what path to take and whether any or every plan should be shared with Israeli allies. Israeli leadership does need to take under consideration the obvious fact that President Obama has an apparent amorous desire to complete a deal with Iran and nurture said plan while building up the Iranian power granting them recognition and respect while protecting the Iranians from threats of a military address to destroy their nuclear program by preventing that option from being taken off the table and put into practice. It appears that President Obama and his closest advisors not only seek to empower Iran granting them hegemonic powers throughout the Middle East and even into South East Asia, Northern Africa and Eastern Europe, surpassing Israeli powers in similar areas, and completing this shakeup and restructuring of the Middle East, the President seems set on pressing Israel to take steps President Obama sees as the solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict even if those steps end up being performed unilaterally and result in Hamas or ISIS taking control over Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and causing a direct threat to the Israeli heartlands where close to three-quarters of her citizens reside and an even higher percentage of her infrastructure, industry, manufacturing, commercial and service industries exist. Pulling back to the borders envisioned by President Obama would return Israel to the borders which would permit any attack on Israel from Judea and Samaria to cut Israel completely in half isolating the Galilee from the Negev and destroying and occupying a quarter of Israel simply by advancing the approximately the diameter of the Washington D.C. Capital Beltway which is just a smidge over nine miles. That is the width of the central neck of Israel should she be forced back to the Green Line, the pre-June 1967 Six Day War. As modern artillery is capable of firing well beyond ten miles with great effect and accuracy, simply mounting artillery batteries almost anywhere in western Judea and the Arab forces could systematically destroy all of central Israel within a single twenty-four hour period. Israel would not need fear an attack by missiles from Iran when artillery from Iran would do just as well if not better and cost far less. This would be the biggest gift President Obama could grant Iran, even better than the ambiguous Framework and the agreement to follow. This was why it was assumed even in the United Nations that Israel would be allowed to retain the lands of Judea and Samaria and any refugees would be settled within the country where they were located and considered an even treatment as Israel absorbed many hundreds of thousands refugees from Middle Eastern and North African Arab and Muslim states by 1960 as these were Jews chased from their homes and towns where they had resided often for over fifteen-hundred-years, some even over two-thousand-years.

 

All those who have been claiming that all Israel has to worry about is surviving the remainder of President Obama’s term in the White House, this is far from true. Israel is facing so numerous threats of annihilation and from so many directions that it is almost impossible to get one’s arms around it. Even Egypt and Jordan, two nations which have made their peace with Israel and now reside with frosty borders and relations, have at least kept those borders peaceful. There are even those occasions where Israel will take steps to aid Jordan and Egypt and they, mostly Egypt, have been known to take measures which assist Israeli survival. The greatest example of such cooperation has been the enforcement by the Egyptians of their own embargo and strict rules enforced for passage through the Rafah Gate into the Sinai Peninsula from Gaza. This is not done by Egypt completely out of friendship as much as it is due to the assistance that Hamas provides the terrorist groups located in the Sinai Peninsula who attacks Egyptian soldiers, border guards, and even attack Egyptian resorts located in the Sinai Peninsula along the coast of the Red Sea. The truth is Iran is also a threat to Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and all of the other Arab Sunni nations with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and so on. Currently the Iranian threat and control has spread to some very challenging areas where they threaten far more than Israel. Iran is openly supplying arms and also IRGC soldiers to Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad along with Hezballah terrorist forces from Lebanon allowing al-Assad to survive against ISIS and the other rebel groups. Iran has great influence over the Shia majority in Iraq and is assisting the fighting again ISIS in Iraq. This is not entirely altruistic as it is a definitive possibility, some might say inevitability, that ISIS has plans for engaging Iran directly at some point once it gets control over Iraq.

 

Furthermore, Iranian backed Houthis are moving directly across Yemen and have already swept the United States backed government from the capital and disbanded replacing themselves as the rulers of Yemen. Yemen is doubly important as it furthers the Iranian encirclement of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. Their reaching the southwest corner of Yemen gives Iran control of the Bab el Mandeb Strait (Arabic: باب المندب‎) which translates as “Gateway of Anguish”, or “Gateway of Tears” and is important because it connects through its narrow waterway the exit from the Red Sea, which includes all shipments from the Israeli port of Eilat and the Jordanian port of al-Aqabah and ships passing southward through the Suez Canal, into the Gulf of Aden and on to the Arabian Sea and the east coast of Africa or on to the Indian Ocean and all of Asia. This would be an additional maritime choke point which matches well with their ability to shut down the Straits of Hormuz which is the choke point for the Persian Gulf through to the Gulf of Oman and on to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean with passing through the straits what is claimed to be at least one-third of the world’s oil. Should Iran ever close both of these points then international trade would be greatly hampered and Europe would basically have to take the old route around the Cape of Good Hope or across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific Ocean which would be longer but some might believe it provides safer waterways. Still, closing these two passages would still bring much of maritime trade to a screeching halt while greatly increasing shipping times and place a burden on retail outlets to raise their prices on many if not all imported goods.

 

Finally, the biggest threat of an nuclear armed Iran is the threats posed to Israel and other nations of a nuclear armed Saudi Arabia, a nuclear armed Egypt with the potential to have the Muslim Brotherhood return to power, a nuclear armed Turkey, Syria, Hezballah, al-Qaeda, nuclear armed UAE, Kuwait, Iraq and who knows who else as terror elements gain access to nuclear weapons supplied by their state sponsors such as Iran or Saudi Arabia. The spread of nuclear armed states spreading throughout the Muslim world might inspire and motivate other nations to begin their own nuclear armed program and they might receive assistance from other new nuclear powers. The fact is that a nuclear armed Iran would forever alter the balances of power everywhere. We very well might need to adjust to a world without any restraints on who can have nuclear weapons and it simply becomes anybody with the cash to finance their breakout point making it realistic for every nation who really desires such weapons. Of course if your neighbor decides to join the nations with nuclear weapons stockpiles and then another neighbor announced their advanced program and claims to have developed thermo-nuclear devices, hydrogen bombs, and has produced a number of those in their stockpile, how long before the nation, now surrounded by nuclear armed neighbors, makes the only logical decision they can for their future survival they begin their own nuclear weapons research and development. As we pointed out in our April 7, 2015, article titled Historic Lessons and Future Nuclear War where we traced some of the super weapons through the ages as man developed from clubs to thermonuclear devices which can level whole cities or destroy only the electronic infrastructure bring a nation to its knees, we realized that there has never been the development of a super weapon which was not used, sometimes these weapons made such a difference that it decided which trail the human genome traveled from that one crucial super weapon for that warfare. We also found that often the super weapon from the last war is the standard for weapons used in the next war and thus one can only deduce that there will be a future war where some form of nuclear weapon will be used on the battlefield which may easily lead to an exchange of nuclear weapons which might be misinterpreted as a launch and use their nuclear weapons against their enemies while they are still able and the spread continues from this one episode to a conflagration which would be immeasurable. All this might be the eventuality after Iran becomes a nuclear armed state and it spreads through the Arab and Muslim worlds and from there beyond spanning the globe. Perhaps holding such power under one’s control will temper their arrogances and put their pride and conceits in perspective and nation shall choose to no longer lift their sword against their neighbor as war might then draw too large a cost to even be imagined. But what about the terrorist entities of which there are a number who are supplied by Iran which include Hezballah and Hamas, both of which border Israel and have started conflicts using every weapon they could muster. What will be the result if these entities are given access to nuclear weapons which they could then use against Israeli cities? Additionally, Iran has been attempting to gain favor and supply Fatah and Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority which occupy Judea, Samaria and have access to all of Jerusalem and control the Temple Mount through the use of civil disturbances and rioting. Should Fatah receive a nuclear device it would not be impossible to place it in a vehicle, likely a stolen vehicle from within Israel and sporting Israeli citizen plates granting it free travel with relative ease. Such a situation could result in such a device being set to detonate right outside the Knesset Parliament Building and possibly even timed to coincide with a second device being set-off in central Tel Aviv. Such an attack would leave Israeli little choice but to strike back and to do so with the ferocity of a wounded mother protecting her children as that would be exactly what Israel would be engaged in, protecting those Children of Israel who had survived despite having much of her heart torn from within her. Never Again also meant that we would never allow the Masada ending to be played out again and no longer would Israel sit still to be carved-up by her neighbors, Never Again!

 

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March 4, 2015

Reaction to Prime Minister Netanyahu Address to Congress

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The reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday to the combined houses of Congress minus those who decided to hold their own BDS style boycott of the speech for purely political theater. The entire obsessive demonization of both Speaker of the House Boehner and Prime Minister Netanyahu over the reputed breaking with a protocol which was invented by some administration personnel in an emergency meeting called to come up with a message which could be utilized to change the subject from Iran getting nuclear weapons due to the reluctance of President Obama to simply reapply sanctions until Iran agrees to end all enrichment and disassemble their centrifuges to something which made President Obama into the victim of some nefarious plot. The real problem in the Iranian negotiations is President Obama has managed what was considered impossible; he has made it such that now Iran has the upper hand and they are fully aware of this as President Obama has erred and made it evident that he desires a deal no matter what it takes as long as President Obama has a signed deal with the Iranians for his posterity and if he can also get to reopen the United States Embassy he will be able to claim that just as Nixon and Kissinger brought China out from the darkness and into the light and acceptance of the world, President Obama wants to be the President who brought Iran out of the shadows and into the light and also to make them an ally and through them form an alliance with Iran as the hegemonic entity in the Middle East. President managed to take the situation where Iran was truly under unbearable pressures from the sanctions that they willingly came to the negotiation and were ready to make a deal until they realized when President Obama reacted to their entreats to relieve some of the sanctions by releasing the most egregious and onerous sanctions in exchange for nothing more than they allow President Obama to reach a deal and a guarantee of peace for a decade which grants President Obama with sufficient time to use such to establish his legacy as the great peacemaker who had saved the world. This overt willingness by President Obama to release the Iranian sanctions beyond even their wildest expectations was all they needed to realize that President Obama was so driven to get a treaty that they would not need to surrender anything and simply refuse to back off on any of their demands and the Americans were instructed to accede any contested item and simply move on. Since this realization the Iranians have stood their ground while Secretary of State Kerry simply folded acquiescing in point after point as the Iranians suspected so they are now steadfast in their position that they possess the stronger position and are making the best of it.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu started his speech as we had hoped, by praising President Obama and thanking the Administration for their assistance pointing out the assistances such as finances to help Israel produce additional Iron Dome batteries while not pointing out that such aid was predicated on Israel giving the software and schematics such that the United States would also be capable of producing the system for their use. He pointed to the thanks Israel owed American Presidents “from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.” The Prime Minister stated that the President had given Israel cover in the United Nations and had supported Israel in numerous areas which could not be named including sharing intelligence and other functions. Prime Minister Netanyahu also gave praise to Secretary of State Kerry and lavished praise on the Congress. The Prime Minister then stated that he never intended for his speech to cause such an uproar nor did he mean for it to become a partisan issue as Israel should retain its bipartisan support which it has always been. There was no reason for a thank you left out as he expressed gratitude for the assistance received when the Carmel fire as well as other emergencies plagued Israel.

 

When Prime Minister Netanyahu completed his charm offensive he wasted little time and explained the reason for the invitation and left no doubt about what he thought of the agreement in its current form. The Prime Minister used the coming Jewish celebration of Purim explaining that the Jewish People have a long history and that throughout that history they have had numerous evil acts and persecutions including one from Persia, the same lands which are today called Iran. He explained how two-thousand-five-hundred years ago the Jewish people faced a threat to murder every Jew in the Persian Empire which would have wiped out the Jewish People. He told that two people in particular prevented that catastrophe, Esther and Mordechai. He equated the similarity between his speaking out about the threat Iran poses today to the actions of Queen Esther speaking out when it was not appropriate to prevent a catastrophe from being enacted against the Jews and going against protocols and other protocols of politeness in order to sound the alarm and save the Jews from extinction. He gave the truth that Iran is the largest nation sponsoring terrorism and their tasking the IRGC with spreading their form of Islam in the world. Prime Minister Netanyahu described how Iran is spreading their sphere of influence and could soon control two choke points of the oil trade. These were the ones we had described more fully in our articles here and here. Netanyahu made a convincing argument of the threat Iran poses and explained the reasons Iran was assisting with the fighting against ISIS, that there is little difference between ISIS and Iran. He explained that both ISIS and Iran aimed to spread their version of Islam and conquer the world through Jihad, the only actual difference being Iran wants to make Shia Islam the only faith on all of Earth and ISIS desires to place Sunni Islam as the only faith on all of Earth.

 

With preliminary information stated and explained, Prime Minister Netanyahu put to the light of truth the lie that he was making the case for war with Iran. He calmly placed the choice as being between forcing Iran through diplomatic and economic routes to agree to give up refining uranium and dismantling every last centrifuge or simply carry on refining just at a slightly slower speed. He explained that if Iran continues to refuse to comply then the Western world and whoever can be persuaded to help return to the same sanctions which brought Iran to the negotiating table to begin with. The Prime Minister pointed to the fact that there was no pressure to force a solution immediately and that sanctions and patience were the tools to use. Instead of expressing the immediacy of an agreement we were to show resolve to reach the agreement under the terms of no enrichment whatsoever, Iran would in time return to the negotiations and comply. The reason why there was seemingly a rush to get an agreement was omitted from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech was simple, he came to praise Obama (Caesar), not to bury or insult him. We do not need to be so polite. The reason for the immediacy for an agreement is so President Obama and possibly Secretary of State Kerry will be recognized and receive their well-earned Nobel Peace Prizes.

 

There will be an immediacy to follow getting an agreement with Iran, and that will be to force a solution on Israel to make a peace with the Arab Palestinians. The problem that will derail those efforts will not be because Israel does not wish to make peace but because Abbas can only accept the complete surrender and destruction of the State of Israel and replacing it with another Arab state. Since even President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry would not even try to go that far and demand the complete surrender from Israel, I could see their attempting to propose and back a one-state-solution where the Arab Palestinians would be in a fully-autonomous region and the Jews would be in what would amount to another fully-autonomous region using the Green Line as the line between the two regions. There is no manner or way that the Jews will surrender their independence and their homelands just to make the rest of the world happy. The reason for going here was to bring into the discussion the example of the urgency and its related insanities which best describes the two to three trips each week by Secretary of State Kerry and others from his peace at any cost group, including especially Martin Indyk, all of whom were pressing peace at any cost. When that initiative finally became obviously untenable and ran into a situation of impossibility, it marked another point which is equal to the point where Iranian negotiations took off and landed somewhere in crazyland where agreements come out of the thin air at President Obama’s demand, though usually they arrive somewhere short of what would be acceptable by any sane mind.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu took a page from the Obama playbook and made a shout-out to Holocaust survivor and world renowned Eli Wiesel followed by telling of an unspoken agreement which binds the Jews that Never Again will we be persecuted and face potential genocide. That is why both allies, Israel and America must be found to be together “Standing up to Iran is not easy. Standing up to dark and murderous regimes never is.” The Prime Minister made a solemn promise that Israel will do what Israel must do and stand-alone against Iran if that is the choice given us, but stand we will. The main theme was patience will pay-off providing that we make the sanctions strict and solid enough and we have patience. Unlike President Obama’s demand for immediacy which gives Iran the upper hand, a patient application of pressure will bring the desired result even if President Obama’s and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s successors are the leaders or even their successors if that is how long it takes, though it was expressed that simply showing the resolve to reapply sanctions and potentially making them even more stringent was waiting in the wings would produce a deal where Iran no longer held the stronger hand, but to do so requires a real leader who does what is right over what aggrandizes their own image. The closing argument was more of a plea than a threat but the obvious final option, if it comes to that, is any agreement reached does not include Israel and as such, Israel is free to do what Israel needs to do. If it requires Israel standing alone to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power with an arsenal of potentially hundreds upon hundreds of nuclear weapons, then Israel will stand alone and protect themselves and by pure coincidence, protect the entirety of Western civilization. Israel has done so before and will do so whenever world situations require Israel do so. The warning was for President Obama not to believe that Israel will not stand and do what is necessary, simply because such a bet is a losing bet and shows a lack of understanding Israel. Below is the actual speech which might be seen to differ somewhat from our descriptions but, so what, we’ve been known to suffer from massive hallucinatory outbreaks before, so we advise watching the speech again with our little observations in mind, we guarantee it will alter what you see or think you saw originally, we know it did for us.

 

 

 

 

 

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