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November 11, 2018

Is Third Lebanon War Inevitable?

 

Israel is doing all she is able in order to at least stall war with slim hopes of avoiding it all together. Israel has sent messages pleading with the Lebanese government to end the adaptation of the largest of the one-hundred-fifty-thousands of rockets into guided missiles with within ten-meter accuracy and some even tighter control. Iran has been shipping guidance packages which can be added to normal rockets turning them into guided missiles capable of targeting any Israeli site and be assured of striking them. Israel has made the upgrade of these rockets into guided missiles a red-line which must not be crossed as allowing such leaves Israel under a definitive threat. Needless to point out, but when one places a red line before any of the many Iranian functionaries, such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Houthis and Hezballah, Iran will push them past that red-line just to goad Israel by providing a threat level which cannot be permitted on her border. It is bad enough that Iran has stocked Hezballah with over one-hundred-fifty-thousands of rockets of varying sizes and ranges (see table below), but now Iran is providing guidance packages and advisors who taught Hezballah how to retrofit mere rockets making them into guided missiles which transforms the threat level beyond what Israel can permit. This message is being provided to be passed on to Lebanese government, specifically Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri by French President Emmanuel Macron who was to deliver the Israeli warning. The choice is very simple and plainly put, either Lebanon prevents any further retooling of the Hezballah rocket inventory or Israel will break everything Hezballah is utilizing for this purpose and probably somewhat more. This would lay waste to large areas of Beirut as well as the surrounding countryside, the Bekaa Valley and most of the areas south of the Litani River.

 

Hezballah Rocket & Missile Threat

Hezballah Rocket & Missile Threat

 

According to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, Hezballah was not to rearm, was to remove all offensive capabilities including manpower from south of the Litani River, abandon and destroy the tunnel and bunker network north of the Israeli border up to the Litani River and not engage Israel with a threat of her destruction. United Nations forces were to enforce these terms and should they fail, circumventing or contravening any of these stipulations was to be considered a casus belli instituting a state of war. Hezballah has ignored, transgressed and shredded every item in this treaty often using United Nations vehicles to transport rockets, munitions, terrorist fighters and support people almost everywhere south of the Litani River. Hezballah has not only repaired but expanded, extended and more fully integrated their tunnels, bunkers, rocket firing position and storage areas throughout the regions south of the Litani River. Hezballah has restocked and augmented their rockets with M-600’s, Zelzal-2 and Scud-D rockets approaching one-hundred-thousand of these longer range rockets as well as presumably incorporated the entire arsenal of the Lebanese Army at their command should they be required to engage with Israel. Israel has observed this build-up but drew a red-line in the sand that she would not tolerate guided missiles which could be made to strike any specific target within Israel potentially causing grievous harm to Israeli infrastructure and her people. This was why Israel had bombed a number of the recent attempts which were providing guided missiles to Hezballah from Iran. Now Iran has taken a different tactic, they have been providing Hezballah with special adapter kits consisting of guidance fins and a targeting system which refits unguided rockets transforming them into guided missiles capable of striking specific targets within Israel.

 

How does the addition of guidance packages to thousands of long-range rockets really change anything when the sheer numbers of Hezballah rockets meant that Israel could be virtually blanketed by rockets. The reality is while Hezballah has these many tens of thousands of larger rockets and could presumably blanket Israel from the north to the southern tip, by making them into guided missiles they can specifically target nuclear power stations in Haifa poisoning the entire area with a blanket of radiation, the Dimona Research Reactor, the skyscrapers in Tel Aviv, train terminals and any other infrastructure including the larger shelters where thousands of Israelis will have gathered to be safe from the rockets. Striking one of these larger shelters with four or five guided missiles one after the other would likely compromise the structure rendering it unsafe and potentially collapsing the structure killing many hundreds of civilians. Further, there will be a limited number of these larger rockets capable of being fired before Israel would strike the launch facilities including the mobile launchers preventing a second wave. Now that first wave of newly converted guided missiles would be capable of crippling Israeli infrastructure killing electrical power to much of the nation as well as destroying fuel reserves and other vital infrastructure. Additionally, Hezballah has been provided with a number of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems (see image below). These are the identical units which Russia provided Bashir al-Assad with as a threat to Israeli air operations over Syria. These would require detection and destruction before the majority of Israel jet fighters would be safe flying over Lebanon, especially when making a strike run. The limited number of fifth generation F-35 aircraft would be required to make the first attacks on these systems as their stealth makes them less threatened by this system which uses radar guidance. These systems were a game changer providing Hezballah with advance anti-aircraft capabilities which is capable of intercepting the F-15’s and F-16’s or any other aircraft other than the F-35’s recently added to the Israeli Air Force.

 

Russian Produced S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missiles with Radar System and Control Vehicle

Russian Produced S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missiles
with Radar System and Control Vehicle

 

The Hezballah threat which has continued to slowly but surely build its threat level to the point where permitting any further escalation would make Hezballah a definitive threat which Israel could no longer permit to choose the time of any confrontation. The safety of many Israelis depends on the IDF initiating any war with Hezballah should Hezballah initiate such a conflict and posses guidance package enhanced rockets which could be used to target Israeli military and civilian airfields. One could hope that Iron Dome and other interception systems would intercept a large majority, still even should 90% or more be intercepted out of one-thousand missiles, should the current escalation continue for another six months, such still leaves one-hundred missiles striking their targets. This would allow one-hundred rockets, missiles, mortars and other projectiles striking Israel for ever thousand rockets fired. This would mean that Hezballah currently could have fifteen-thousand rockets strike Israel. This is why the Israeli Air Force must be capable of taking out the vast majority of everything from the smallest rockets to the largest guided missiles. International Law permits nations instigating acts of war against any force across any border which is preparing to have and deliver destruction which is beyond the ability of the nation to absorb and survive. For a country such as the United States or Russia, there exist very few nations which could deliver such destruction upon them and none of these nations share a border with them. Israel, by comparison, is the approximate size of New Jersey and her neighboring nations, even the wreck which is Syria, are intent upon her destruction. Hezballah is currently, with heavy Iranian assistance, crossing the threshold beyond that which Israel can tolerate. The other terror group with their own semi-autonomous region, Hamas, has been threatening Israel and has already caused significant damage burning down virtually every field of crops within fifteen miles or so of the Gaza border with Israel. Israel cannot leave both Hezballah and Hamas in a position to strike at her at the time of their choosing, as such, an attack could hinder Israeli abilities to respond with sufficient swiftness.

 

With Iran controlling Hezballah and the two main terror groups in Gaza, Islamic Jihad and Hamas, Israel might very well wake one morning with a war engaging from the north or the south and by the end of the day have a second front break-out on the opposite border thus requiring Israel to commit to a two fronts war. This is not the best of scenarios and would require nearly shutting the country down and calling up virtually all combat reservists. Israel practices such a call-up ever two years just to be able to iron out any difficulties which may erupt as a consequence of such a training mission. When performing such a difficult call-up during a two front war, there would be guaranteed confusion which would take some precious time to iron out. Some of the Commanding Generals on the General Staff have claimed that Israel is incapable of fighting a two front war against the two groups in Gaza and Hezballah in Lebanon. What could make matters even worse would be if IRGC Iranian troops as well as the Iranian Quds Force also attacked Israel along the Golan Heights and rest of the Syrian border with Bashir al-Assad providing protection from aircraft with his improved S-300 antiaircraft systems as well as giving them air support and artillery support as well. There is even the possibility of the Russian forces in Syria allowing the deploying of their S-400 anti-air defense systems, the most advanced systems the Russians currently deploy. The Russians allowing the use of their advanced F-400 systems might be sufficient coverage against the Israeli F-35 stealth fighters, but maybe not. Such would be the first use official test of the presumed superiority of the F-35 stealth fighters in actual combat against the Russian anti-aircraft systems. Israel would gladly forgo any such war as any time spent in a state of war, especially if it required calling up significant numbers of reserves as that is what results in shutting down much of the Israeli economy. That is what makes any war so costly to Israel, and that is before we have to count the devastating loss of life, especially innocent life on either side.

 

Israel has attempted to express the problem in a number of different ways. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made the threat of the conversion of rockets into guided missiles the central theme of his United Nations speech. He laid out exactly where the underground facilities carrying out the conversion were located including pictures of the soccer field under which two of these conversion sites were operating. He covered the southern Beirut neighborhoods where support operations and coordination was being handled. Prime Minister Netanyahu told that Israel could not allow this threat to continue and grow any further and that should Iran continue using Hezballah to be their proxy with which to attack Israel, that Israel knows the real power behind those forces attempting to destroy the Jewish State. Israel stated that the continued operations to make these missiles into existential threats would force Israel to act and implied that under some circumstances, Israel might find it to her advantage to engage Iran directly to end her supplying Hezballah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas with weapons to use against Israel. Trying to avoid an inevitable war has to be frustrating. Where does an Israeli leader turn for help in preventing such a war. There have been messages sent through France, the United States, and even been mentioned in the Al Hayat newspaper where it stated that Israeli National Security Adviser Eitan Ben-David has told French officials that Israel was seeking a diplomatic solution before embarking on a military operation. They cannot claim that nobody warned them any longer and perhaps it is their intention to provoke a war with Israel, but perhaps not at this time. In part of Netanyahu’s speech, he warned Hezbollah that, “Israel knows what you are doing, Israel knows where you are doing it, and Israel will not let you get away with it.” Also, this past January, Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson, Brigadier General Ronen Manelis, wrote an op-ed to a Lebanese newspaper in which he directed a warning to Hezbollah that their efforts to manufacture rockets inside Lebanon would plunge the region into war. There is not much more Israel can do yet still the leadership of Hezballah insists on continuing to upgrade their rockets into guided missiles coming ever closer to that number where Israel chooses to act. The resultant war would also be devastating for Lebanon and would almost wipe everything south of the Litani River with the length and breadth of the Bekaa Valley as well as much of Beirut where this work is being conducted. One item which is often overlooked is that Israel also has rockets and numerous guided missiles with which to strike at targets including those buried deep underground. This little fact is also of supreme importance to one individual and any in his bunker with him, dear Nasrallah, we know where you are hiding and even when you change locations, so; you better look out, you better not shout, no threats to Israel you spout and running all about, for the IDF is coming for you.

 

This threat of war can be dismantled and not intentionally made worse and worse until Israel absolutely must strike as leaving such a number of guided missiles ready to strike at the heart of the nation killing untold numbers due to the increased accuracy. Should these guided missiles be utilized on central Tel Aviv striking many of the towers, bringing any of them down would result in a massive loss of life. Such would be an Israeli 9/11, something nobody outside of the Arab and Muslim worlds desire seeing. There would be candy handed out in the streets of Gaza and around the Middle East in celebration of the death of so many Israelis as any who happened to be Israeli Arabs, well, that is what you get for working alongside Jews. These forces including Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezballah, IRGC, Quds Force, Palestinian Authority, PLO, the leadership of Iran and others around the Middle East and North Africa, all fight for and pray for and hope for the eventual taking back of the land where Israel currently stands. These forces love this land so much they are willing to burn it to the ground and leaving it a slag heap of radioactive debris which would leave it uninhabitable for the next few decades if not centuries. That is how much they love the land, but it goes with their mantra which states that they love death as Israelis love life, and that is why they will defeat Israel. Their accusation is absolutely correct except that they will not win, as life is stronger simply because it is based on love and light and not on hate and darkness as their culture of death has become. Israel desires to build, invent, plant, nurture and make advances which will benefit all of humankind while they desire to kill, destroy and tear down and then cannot figure out why they are incapable of advancement. Life, light and love must win out here in Israel otherwise the world is at risk of falling into a prolonged dark age which will take science and industry back about a thousand years and leave much of what has been built fallen to the ground in twisted ruins. That is the future we must, as the human race, choose between, light, love and life or darkness, hate and death. We choose life. We give love. We spread light to chase away the darkness. Remember that a single candle with its tiny flame can illuminate an entire room chasing out its darkness even from the corners.

 

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April 10, 2018

Rabbi Jacobs Still Protesting Netanyahu on Infiltrators

 

North America Reform Movement President Rabbi Rick Jacobs has jumped into Israeli politics once again making the same wrong assumptions about Judaism and Torah. What put a burr on his saddle is that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has called for an investigation of the New Israel Fund due to their recent interference in Israeli foreign affairs by lobbying and paying for protesting in Rwanda pressuring them into refusing to honor their deal of accepting the African infiltrators from Israel. According to the Jerusalem Post, Netanyahu was quoted explaining the difficulty and the responsibility for the current difficulties stating, “Over the last two years I worked with Rwanda so that it would be the ‘third country’ to absorb infiltrators we would deport against their will. That is the only legal way that remained for us to remove the infiltrators against their will, since all our others moves were disqualified on legal grounds.” Netanyahu further added, “in recent weeks, after tremendous pressure on Rwanda from the New Israel Fund and sources in the European Union, Rwanda folded on the agreement and refused to absorb infiltrators who would be removed from Israel by force.”

 

Rabbi Jacobs Tweeted a response to the Jerusalem Post article stating, “Shocked & angered by PM @Netanyahu’s attacks on @NewIsraelFund, which for decades has been a trusted champion of an Israel embodying the prophetic ideals of our Jewish tradition, including economic justice, religious freedom, human rights & more.” Rabbi Jacobs Tweeting did not end there as he added, “If the PM is looking to assign blame for the tragic plight of asylum seekers, he can look no further than the mirror.” Rabbi Jacobs continued on with, “From fomenting fear with his use of the term “infiltrators” to the humanitarian disaster of detention centers to yesterday’s shameful flip-flop on an UN-brokered deal to positively resolve the situation, he has done the wrong thing time & again.” We are going to assume that Rabbi Jacobs is also in favor of amnesty for every illegal immigrant in the United States.

 

We are not alone in our fear and alarm at the actions and political alignment of Rabbi Jacobs. Allow us to quote from a press release by the ZOA, “The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed concern at the appointment of Rabbi Richard Jacobs as head of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Included among our concerns is the fact that Rabbi Jacobs is a member of the Rabbinic Cabinet of J Street, the extremist, George Soros-funded lobby group that takes positions to the left of the Israeli Labor and far-left Meretz parties, recently opposed sanctions on Iran, and urged President Barack Obama not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning as “illegal” Jewish homes and communities in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. Jacobs is also a long-time board member and advocate of the New Israel Fund (NIF), which is a leading promoter and funder of organizations that advocate boycotting, divesting from, and imposing sanctions upon, Israel (BDS) as well as other groups involved in delegitimizing Israel and mounting ‘lawfare’ suits against Israeli political and military officials, causing these officials to not visit certain European countries. The ZOA is concerned by Rabbi Jacobs’ close association with J Street and NIF and thus at the prospect of the Reform movement becoming a captive of the beliefs and actions of both organizations. We hope the Reform movement, under Jacob’s leadership, will not become an unnamed arm and political ally of these organizations.”

 

North America Reform Movement President Rabbi Rick Jacobs

North America Reform Movement President Rabbi Rick Jacobs

 

The first sign that the unfortunate has taken over Rabbi Jacob’s mind to a point where he has confused the leftist extreme wing of the Democrat Party and gone over to the point of supporting Israel’s enemies came in his first Tweet. When he sided with the “NewIsraelFund, which for decades has been a trusted champion of an Israel embodying the prophetic ideals of our Jewish tradition, including economic justice, religious freedom, human rights & more,” we saw the signs of the disease. Yes, Judaism supports religious freedom and treating each and every person with respect unless they first show disrespect or worse, antagonism. His inclusion of “economic justice” is a sign of his being a purveyor of leftist dogma. Where Judaism does have the mechanisms to care for the elderly and the poor, but economic justice, another means of saying wealth redistribution, that does not exist in Judaism. Torah allows a man to retain what he has earned. Each is responsible for giving ten percent to charity which includes assisting one’s own family as charity begins at home. But evening out income such that nobody is permitted to gain excess wealth, this is not Judaism. Rabbi Jacobs has shown numerous other indications that he has aligned his Judaism with his leftist political beliefs and twisted Torah to fit his politics, and not used Torah as the guide for his life and his interactions with others.

 

We decided to let you hear from Rabbi Rick Jacobs in his own words taken from his Address to the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Celebrations. These are excerpts from his talk. (Our comments will be contained within parentheses.) “Our movement is stronger because of the congregations that are visionary and courageous enough to reinvent the core functions of synagogue life, from new models of education to new models of membership to new models of spiritual practice…” (Change is good, provided it is all based on Torah, yet he does not mention Torah in his call for change.) “Like any established organization in a time of change, ours must be willing to ask ourselves which old habits need to be shaken up. Not because it’s nice to get an upgrade once in awhile – but because the forces we face demand our urgent attention and action.” “And when we ask ourselves those ever-present, ever-important questions – How can we can ensure that we stay relevant and effective? What new questions do we need to answer and what assumptions do we need to challenge? – we should take a cue from the successes we’ve seen.” (More relevance and change reacting to the world, yet where is the following of Judaism’s history and guidance from the Torah?) “When we ask the participants of our youth programs to tell us what it means to them to be Jewish, what do they say? They want to feel part of a real community.” (Torah life anyone?) “Our synagogues and programs have the power to turn that purpose into something real – somewhere to go, someone to talk to, something to do when this moment feels too overwhelming. A community that speaks and listens with respect, that welcomes a diversity of views, and that isn’t afraid to take a moral stand.” “It is only on Shabbat that we call seven aliyot to the bimah. No day sees more aliyot. No day is holier. And the beauty of this tradition is that on our calendar, no holiday is more common.” (Finally we hear something purely Jewish and from Torah, Shabbat, the blessing which Hashem gave the Jewish people, the first people to have a day of rest every week, the weekend is Jewish.) “those who express their faith the way we do: not only through ritual and study, but through tikkun olam and tzedakah, through social justice programs and a Judaism with the courage and backbone to stand up for those who need a voice. For refugees, undocumented immigrants, the LGBTQ community, victims of our criminal justice system, interfaith families, Jews of color – and those of us who reject the false choice between standing against racism and standing beside Israel.” (Here Rabbi Jacobs uses known code words which mean a kind of Judaism somewhat removed from Torah such as, ‘tikkun olam’ which they interpret as save the world through leftist policies, ‘social justice programs,’ ‘refugees, undocumented immigrants’ these are listed together by purpose as the leftists consider them to be one and the same as we saw in the criticism of Prime Minister Netanyahu and his use of the term ‘Infiltrators’ and the intent to deport them where Rabbi Jacobs sees them as refugees who must be absorbed.) “we can make it clear that social justice activism on campus and Jewish life on campus can be one and the same.” “In an age when more and more young people don’t put down deep roots, when more are planning an interfaith or same-sex wedding, but fewer are members of congregations, it’s not always so easy to find a rabbi or a cantor to officiate. All the more reason we should never turn our backs on them.” (Well, we guess that is it for Torah Judaism as we had figured.) “we have to remember that if the Judaism we offer our young people doesn’t speak to the great moral issues of the day, it won’t speak to them.” (That is good, but what forms their relationship to the ‘great moral issues of the day.’)

 

Rabbi Jacobs also believes that the Rabbis in his Reform Judaism organization should perform same-sex marriages as well as inter-faith marriages even with Ministers or Priests co-officiating. He supports strong firearms control, ending hate speech which is code words for speech codes and ending the debate in favor of leftist thought, while claiming unending love and support for Israel he simultaneously has criticized Jerusalem and West Bank policy and settlements while castigating a long list of the current government positions, he suggested that Reform Jews should understand the errors and victims on both sides of the conflict, claims the occupation threatens Zionism, speaks extensively on the rabbinic concept of tikkun loam positing that it means repairing the world, and finally Rabbi Jacobs would fit in the opposition of the Israeli government as he was quoted stating that “many Jews, especially younger ones, feel that Israel has become too intolerant not just of Arab citizens of Israel, but also of non-Orthodox Jews, Ethiopian Jews, LGBT,” while expressing concern over “the weakening of democratic institutions like the Supreme Court as a result of constant attacks by the ultra-Orthodox and far right.

 

He speaks regularly and strongly demanding Israel change the Rabbinate such that it become more like his North America Reform Movement and accept the leftist agenda he near constantly harangues Israeli Orthodoxy as being closed minded and disconnected from the major form of Judaism, Reform Judaism. He demands Israel allow civil marriages and supports the problematic Supreme Court which had believed that they had the last say in every and anything in Israeli society to the point the Justices had been negating laws passed by the Knesset while writing new laws themselves and even countermanded orders given by IDF commanders during the last Gaza War. This was fine for Rabbi Jacobs and the restraining of the out of control court he calls destruction of Israeli democracy. How ending a dictatorial Supreme Court is ending democracy befuddles us. He believes that Israel is supposed to bend to the United States and because Reform Judaism is the most populous form of Judaism in the United States, Israel must change to match the United States. This is a problem here in Israel as well as the opposition parties also demand that Israel bend to the will of the Reform Jews in the United States, adopt the policies of the Democrat Party, and allow the left to rule. Rabbi Jacobs also would support having the United States to follow the leftist political wagon and allow the Democrat Party to rule unopposed in order to enact what he believes is the only means for society to survive. In Israel and in the United States the leftists are pushing for allowing anybody who crosses the border to stay and to be granted citizenship, the illegal immigrants in the United States and the African Infiltrators in Israel. They want secular marriages without restriction such that same-sex marriages are performed, inter-faith marriages are permitted, and both are permitted be treated as Jewish. They call for women to have full equality but not just under the law, in employment, within social fabric but also within religion such that women are permitted to be ordained as Rabbis, women conduct themselves as men in services with wearing of Tefillin, carry the Torah, read Torah as part of services and use blessings which are normally reserved for men only.

 

Both groups demand that there be an area at the Western Wall reserved for couples as well as Reform and other non-Orthodox services and even when an area was made available at a secondary location relatively close to the main wall it was hardly ever visited despite being made alternative Judaism friendly. The claim was it was not the same and they demand that they be placed at the main area visible to all which would greatly distress the Orthodox Jews praying there, but that is the main objective though it remains unstated. Rabbi Jacobs and his allies in the United States along with the leftists in the opposition in Israel both are demanding the same rights, that their side is permitted to decide all items politically, civilly, culturally, domestically, socially and in every sector and region of daily life even to include religiously. Their belief is that the leftists are the sole authorities and all of people’s lives must be turned over to their discretion with any dissenting concepts are to be automatically rejected. This is what the governing leaders of both nations, President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, are facing with a general dissent which is unrelenting and hate-filled spread all over social media and in general demonstrations occurring weekly or more often. This is a situation which could be very dangerous in two of the seemingly central democracies, Israel in the entire Middle East and the United States as the world leader.

 

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March 11, 2018

Israeli and American Fighting Leftist Wars

 

There are some overtly obvious similarities between the leftists in Israel and those in the United States. Both find themselves out of power and believe this to be due to some nefarious and subversive manipulations. Both are doing everything in their power to unseat the person in the leading position of the government through legal manipulations. In the case of United States’ President Donald Trump, it is the presumed Russian collusion with the campaign and elections themselves which cost Hillary Clinton the election and denied the leftists the power they believe belongs to them and only them. In Israel there are a series of police investigations into many varied assumed malfeasance including graft, bribes, gifts and favors with confidential leaks coming every week or so with promises that the smoking gun is right there just beyond reach but, they assure, they will find it no matter how long the investigation takes. The Israeli police investigations have gone on and on drawing ever wider a range and reaching out to people who have vested interests in the replacement of Prime Minister Netanyahu and are going after his wife as well as if she too held high office, something she never has done. In the United States the Mueller investigation was designed from the outset to draw an ever widening net and to continue dragging the bottom of the Washington swamp and beyond seeking any violation, no matter how weak, which could still be made to appear monstrous and used to impeach President Trump or at least strip him of his advisors and occupy the administration preventing their effectiveness in accomplishing their policy objectives. They have been going after Prime Minister Netanyahu for over a decade and though they have only been after President Trump since he was elected just over one year ago, the fact that they have been targeting him for impeachment actually longer than he has served as President, we can probably claim that the leftists would have been just as vicious in their targeting of anybody denying their holding the positions of power. In both nations the left is taking out all the stops and using their installed control from the years they held uncontested power in the police, investigative agencies, the so-called Deep State and their lapdog media who will support anything which furthers the power of the leftists.

 

There is little which can be done about much of the Deep State and its power to really muck things up hindering any achievement of conservative governance and thwarting attempts to clean out the weeds deeply seated in the agencies, legal system, numerous police and law enforcement agencies, and most of all the media. To remake the Deep State would take a change in the culture which would need to start with the education system. In the United States these changes would require fighting the Civil Service system where the people in the top positions make the decisions on who is promoted and who eventually replaces them. Additionally, Civil Service employees cannot be randomly fired once they pass the required probationary period unless they have transgressed serious offences. Even if a President managed to remove an entire Cabinet Department, say for example the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs under the Department of Education, they would not have accomplished removing more than a scant few government employees. Let us presume that this department employs, just as an example, fifty-thousand Civil Service employees. Oddly enough, their employing agency being erased does little to nothing to effect their being employed. The majority would be transferred to other posts which were vacant and of an equal pay grade and the few not transferred would simply start the bumping process. This is where a Federal employee takes the position of another employee who has an equal position but less time in service or even simply less time in grade, and that person bumps the next lower who bumps the next lower until some poor new employee loses their job and the behemoth continues as the small ripples work themselves out. All systems of the Civil Service were put in place to prevent elected political officials from coming in and replacing the government employees with their friends and supporters thus permitting the government to find and retain qualified personnel by keeping them beyond the reach of elected persons. This permitted the eventual establishment of the Deep State which has perpetuated a very liberal workforce within the Federal Government. Once ensconced, these leftists made very certain that no conservatives made it past their trial period unless they were very well briefed on how to act and to keep their politics concealed. Even if a conservative were to accomplish becoming an employee of the Federal Government, eventually it would be discovered that they were not a true leftist, nobody can keep up such a charade that consistently, they would then find promotions far and few between and their every move closely watched for any discretions. This is how the Deep State keeps their leftist bend and its near uniformity allowing them to have such an influence over the internal works of the Federal Government.

 

In Israel the left had complete political control of the government from 1948 through to 1977 before the election of Menachem Begin. This brought conservatives to power for about a decade followed by leftists for about a decade and for the past almost nine years Prime Minister Netanyahu has retained control for right leaning Zionist governance, though often the Zionist ideals appear to have taken a back seat. The political influence by coalition and Prime Minister are represented in the line graph pictured below. The first nearly fifty percent of the existence of Israel was ruled by left leaning governance which ensconced control over who would lead the IDF, the numerous security forces and police forces and the self-reappointing court system. This has set up systems which are currently undermining the ruling coalition through their control of these systems. This left leaning Deep State is what has perpetrated the years and years of investigations into Prime Minister Netanyahu which have also been tracked by the left leaning and leftist media with their headlines hanging on every leak with each leak generating weeks of headlines, suppositions, extrapolations, exaggerations and breathless predictions that this time there will be charges brought and finally they will be rid of Netanyahu. The news services on television and cable (Israel still transmits over the air television but every broadcast station is also found on cable) spend much of their air time talking up the latest leaks and what route they could take towards arraignment resulting in the Labor Party or Yair Lapid taking control of the next coalition and the right people will finally be in charge. Fortunately, they manage not to drool while reporting these latest developments.

 

Israeli Prime Ministers by Political Slant

Israeli Prime Ministers by Political Slant

 

Watching ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, PBS News or CNN America and their broadcast resembles the television leftist news in Israel with President Trump as their target instead of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The whole game-plan is near to identical with leaks from Mueller or members of his team or from the FBI or whatever law enforcement has the latest Russia information which will most certainly lead to impeachment. They get excited and some almost appear ready to claim that then the nations can elect Hillary into the Presidency as was presumed to be the result of the last elections. They almost appear ready to reach the conclusion too many actually claim on social media, that the removal of Trump over Russian collusion will reverse the election and line of succession be damned, the election’s reversal will place Hillary in as President and not Mike Pence. The leaks are spaced a few weeks apart such that there is a constant series of bad news for President Trump. The few times they found something to charge anybody even with the slightest and most indirect relations to President Trump or directly related but the offence was so distant from their relations as to be comical, the media go into overdrive with levels of elation not seen since the Moon landing.

 

Neither investigation will prove to find anything even close to the level necessary for removal of Prime Minister Netanyahu or President Trump. There is a simple reason for this, everything they have thus far comes forth with as the most incriminating evidence which proves their guilt are all nothing burgers, to borrow the phrase from the States. Let us take President Trump first. The main contact he had with any Russian elements was in order to receive intelligence about Hillary Clinton which would facilitate his victory. The end result of the meetings was that they were being suckered in by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee who were financing the entire façade. There ended up being uncovered more criminal activity which could be traced back to the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee through their other deal with the Russians through Christopher Steele from Orbis, a subcontractor working for Fusion GPS, on through to a law firm, Perkins Coie, which represented both Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Honest, you cannot make such stuff up. If this were to be drafted up with reversal making the Republican Party the ones paying for a dossier on a Democrat and tried to use such a twisted route of subterfuge to cover their steps giving them sufficient plausible deniability, the script would be thrown out as being far too twisted and complicated. The most immediate problem facing Mueller and his committee is to avoid revealing criminal activity by Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee while looking for Russia evidence against President Trump. The few people which Mueller has brought charges against were items well beyond his initial assigned investigation limitations and had absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump even before he ran for President. Mueller has accomplished something wonderful, he has revealed how partisan the leadership of the Justice Department, the FBI and other government agencies had become under President Obama and how the government had been turned into a Democrat Party political weapon along with the compliant and active partisan attack media willing to invent and follow any provided information without any degree of fact checking if it serves the leftist political actions such as Global Climate Change (once called global warming and in 1974 referred to as the coming Ice Age), open borders, illegal immigrant amnesty, LGBTQ rights, wealth redistribution, socialism, women’s rights, minority rights, class warfare and the plethora of destructive post-modernism concepts. The reason the investigation into President Trump will not be folded until he actually fires Mueller and ends his witch hunt which will then be used by the Democrats to bring impeachment against President Trump on charges that firing Mueller and ending his active investigation which was just days from finding the “smoking gun” which would show Trump as a traitor. The actual reason now for the Mueller investigation is not to find anything, as they know there is nothing to find, but to have President Trump fire him and end the investigation so the Democrats can attempt to impeach the President.

 

The eternal series of investigations against Prime Minister Netanyahu have all ended exactly the same way. The media played up for months stretching into years how this investigation was on the verge of the big revelation which would reveal the perfidious activities committed by Bibi Netanyahu. The latest investigation played out as about to be revealing acts by the Prime Minister would be proven to be absolutely beyond the pale and unforgivable. The police always send a report to the Attorney General spelling out the charges which their investigation has revealed with a request that the Attorney General bring charges and arraign Prime Minister Netanyahu on the following charges. This time it was accepting gifts for favors. There were no actual favors provided, but still, he took the gifts. These are expensive gifts beyond the pale, amounting an estimated quarter of a million dollars over ten years plus. These were expensive champagne and expensive cigars and jewelry for his wife given him by a series of people. What is interesting are the dates on which these gifts were accepted and surprisingly, these same people had attended a private dinner at the Prime Minister’s official residence. As has been pointed out before, when invited to eat with the Prime Minister, not a surprising invitation to be extended to a wealthy and important visitor from the United States or elsewhere, at a private meal with just you and your spouse and he and Sarah Netanyahu, you do not bring a Ronco Veg-O-Matic for Sarah and a Ronco Pocket Fisherman for the Prime Minister. You bring him expensive champagne and cigars and for Sarah you bring exquisite jewelry, surprise, surprise. That was their big revelation, wealthy, important individuals who had dinners at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence, a private dinner, actually brought the Prime Minister and Sarah Netanyahu presents which they might appreciate. Imagine the reaction they would get should they actually bring the pictured below. Now that would be news worthy as that could be cast by the news services as giving Prime Minister Netanyahu the upbringing and disrespect he deserves and equating the Prime Minister with a worth equal to a $19.99 present.

 

Ronco Veg-O-Matic and Pocket Fisherman

Ronco Veg-O-Matic and Pocket Fisherman

 

The left is attempting to cast revolts against the elected leaders in both the United States and Israel as they are convinced in their superiority and that they are the sole rightful rulers of the world, let alone Israel or the United States. They see their not receiving the mandate to rule by the electorate as a cataclysmic event which can only lead to ruin. In Israel the left has began to feel distraught as they believed that with the additional assistance provided by United States President Obama and the Democrat National Committee and their campaign that they had ruined Netanyahu and that they were about to take the mandate by storm and form the next coalition. Two days before the election the polls depicted Netanyahu in deep trouble and about to be cast from office and the right completely devastated in the coming days. After the election, Prime Minister Netanyahu had been reelected with an even greater mandate than he had had in the former government. Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu formed his coalition and the rest is history. In the United States the story was quite similar. All the polls for months leading up to the election, even just two weeks before the election, showed Hillary Clinton winning and doing so with a landslide. Then, in the last days the election polls tightened and some in the final days even showed Trump winning but none showed the electoral blowout which Donald Trump pulled off. The left believes that something untoward had to be responsible for their loss. They had won the last two Presidential elections easily and there was no reason that Hillary Clinton would not repeat such a victory, after all, she would be the first woman President, an accomplishment which she was destined to become. There had to be some criminal act which denied Hillary from the Oval Office. Russia, that had to be it. Thus the entire Russia probe has been built around the fact that Hillary lost the election that she must win otherwise the world had gone astray. The leftists believe they must be given the reins of power and are the only people who should be trusted with governance. They are superior and more knowledgeable and intelligent and as proof all one need do is sample the professors at the major universities, particularly the Ivy League and other prestigious castles of higher education. Any measure of intelligence proves the superiority of the leftists over those lowbred, marginally educated, uncircumcised Philistines of the Republican Party and the rest of the right-wing brutish brood. Well, remember that these same leftists are also the most accepting, open minded and tolerant individuals in the world. What more can one add to that?

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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