Beyond the Cusp

July 25, 2017

Israel Overreacting as Usual

 

We just figured out we might as well use the same title as the mainstream media. They will claim that the Arab Palestinians rioted because Israel, for no perceivable reason, decided out of the blue to install metal detectors at the entrances of the Temple Mount. The Israelis must have simply decided to do whatever they could to make it impossible for the Arab Palestinians to go up to the al-Aqsa Mosque whenever they needed to do one of their five times a day prayers as demanded by the Quran. The metal detectors were installed just as an inconvenience to the Arab Palestinians just to increase wait times during peak hours for entering onto the Temple Mount in any style or form, as they were accustomed to doing. Well, we guess we are going to just have to plead guilty as charged. The metal detectors were placed at the entrances to the Temple Mount to prevent: Below are two videos; the first details how three Arab Palestinian gunmen entered the Temple Mount and shows their bag-man, who carried their weapons concealed in a backpack, also simply walked onto the Temple Mount as was their operating procedure, so they all entered unhindered and the second shows the resultant attack which murdered two Israeli Druze police officers and injured a third. Placing metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount would do absolutely nothing to prevent the three gunmen from entering the Temple Mount but their bag-man would never make it there with the weapons. This is what the Arab Palestinians are rioting even to the point of having shot at police and throwing Molotov Cocktails. You will hear that over the weekend three Arabs and three Israelis died during these confrontations. Well, that is not exactly accurate. Three Israelis were knifed to death in their home while the family, three generations, gathered for Shabbat dinner and to celebrate the birth of a grandchild. The grandfather in his seventy’s, his daughter in her forties, and his son in his thirties were murdered and the grandmother was injured and required emergency surgery upon arrival at the hospital and will survive. The son’s wife gathered the children into a bedroom and locked the door calling police and screaming they were under attack. A neighbor, an IDF off-duty soldier heard the screams and responded shooting and wounding the terrorist through a window. Despite injuries, when first responders arrived to treat the wounded he managed to get back on his feet and attack the medics upon which he was subdued again. The terrorist was treated at the hospital and was released to authorities. The three Arabs died during the rioting with one falling to his Molotov Cocktail which prematurely exploded in his hands spilling its liquid upon him and immolating him.

 

 

 

Egypt and Jordan, two nations who have signed peace agreements with Israel, graciously insisted that Israel remove the metal detectors, as their presence is an anathema to the Arabs who only wish to enter the Temple Mount for prayers. Apparently, from reports, numerous Arabs who decided not to riot but instead walked past the rioting Arab Palestinians and went right through the metal detectors onto the Temple Mount where they could pray, hold picnics or play soccer, all of which are regular occurrences on the Temple Mount and were all apparently not impeded by the metal detectors in the slightest. Thus far there have been no attempts to enter the Temple Mount with a backpack full of firearms (see first video above for reminder if necessary) but we can expect that such an attempt will definitively display the impediment that Mahmoud Abbas, the Fatah, PA and PLO leadership and the rioters are all screamingly upset will no longer be permitted to carry out their favorite pastime of murdering Israelis including but not limited to Police, IDF soldiers, Border Police and Jews having Shabbat dinner. There have been too many times in which weapons have been brought into Jerusalem and taken further even to Tel Aviv and further by utilizing the liberal “no checks” policy previously used by Israel for the Temple Mount. For the record, there has been one entrance to the Temple Mount at which there has always been a metal detector and most of the people passing through this one small entrance tucked into a corner of the Temple Mount are searched for contraband, especially contraband of a religious nature. This entrance is the only entrance where Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims are permitted to access the Temple Mount and people are subjected to rigorous review in order to assure the purity of the Islamic nature of the Temple Mount as defined by the Jordanian Waqf who control the Temple Mount and have progressively over the years tightened restrictions until they have even made prayer by non-Muslims a criminal event and have included whispering, moving of the lips without speaking, clasping of hands together, or any suspicious movement or uttering to be considered prayer forcing the eviction of the transgressor and often the placing of them under arrest and held over for summary sentencing. To be accused of religious insensitivity by the Waqf is considered sufficient for a guilty finding by the Israeli legal system reserved for such cases. Apparently, praying by non-Muslims is criminal and preventing Muslims from bringing weapons onto the Temple Mount is also a criminal action which Israel will be condemned for in the international media and forums.

 

Let’s return to the world, especially European and American liberal and leftist media, which includes the vast majority of the news you can find, whether or not it is truly usable is another matter all together. Let us just say that the credibility of much of their reporting has become questionable. Israel may be one of the subjects upon which they have become most questionable. We have found that much of the media represents the elitist political leftist of Europe and the United States Department of State line on thinking when it comes to Israel and it being the Jewish State. This slanted coverage is why the Jewish family who were murdered in their home while having a celebratory Shabbat dinner will be reported as equal and having occurred in the same manner as the three Arab Palestinians who died in the Temple Mount rioting. The family and the rioting are all in response to an event we covered in our article “Rebroadcast of Abbas is Declaration of War” as this simple broadcasting repeatedly and posting to the Fatah Facebook page was a call to arms. The response came in the form of rioting and the murder of a family which would have been far worse if not for the saving acts of a neighbor off-duty IDF soldier responding to the screaming. The violence has not been called off and is continuing, but do not expect to hear any reports about the provocateurs. Arab Palestinian violence is not considered news as it occurs with too high a factor of repetition and thus is simply considered something normal and commonplace. Israeli responses are equally disregarded unless an Arab is severely hurt or dies during the rioting, then there is news which will read all about Israeli police or army kill or murder, depending on which coverage you read, hear or watch, and always for no decent or understandable reason. One must remember that rioting Arab Palestinians throwing rocks, Molotov Cocktails, using slings, or even shooting are all considered permissible and Israel is supposed to simply absorb whatever punishment is dealt them, they are the world’s Jews replacing the former Jews.

 

The anti-Semitism which used to be used in Europe to murder Jews was in response to any misfortune, be it plague, famine, assassination or other misunderstood calamity and then they were thrown from the lands as further punishment which sent the Jews off into an uncertain future roaming until they could find some nation or ruler over a region who would permit them to settle. They would be barred from owning land, farming, trades and numerous other means of self-support through gainful employment and thus often became merchants, tavern owners, moneylenders or other permissible occupation. In the Arab and Muslim world the Jews would face the Jizya, the amount of the tax would depend on the momentary situation. Should too many Jews become to be considered overly wealthy, their Jiyza would be increased in measure to their newly acquired wealth or if the local Amir were raising an army the Jiyza would be increased. Jews were Dhimmis and as such were not permitted equal status under the law or within society. Their lot was often not far different from that of the Jew in Europe or Russia with the one difference being under Islamic rulers they were considered protected property and as such were seldom sent fleeing to any other city as that would cause the ruler of the region a loss of a source of income. The Jew, whether under Muslim or Christian rule, was an inferior who took the blame for every misfortune and could be made to pay with their life and no justice under which to find protection. The rumors that one group or the other gave the Jew a better life are rumor, not fact, and the Jew did find relief from time to time, but such never lasted.

 

Today, the world has a new Jew and they do not even reside amongst others, as the new Jew is a nation, the Jewish State, Israel. Israel had her grace period when everybody believed the Jewish State faced the entirety of the Arab world across MENA (Middle East and North Africa) as they were vastly outnumbered. After Israel won the Six Day War and survived and then proved victorious in the Yom Kippur War, Israel was seen as the mega-power in the region. The Arabs also saw that they had a media problem, so they devised a poor and wretched people who would be the victims of the Jews, of Israel. Thus, the Arab Palestinians were given greater importance and became the perpetual victims. The Western media took the bait hook, line and sinker and enjoyed it as if it were a juicy steak. They relished this great opportunity to make the Jew the problem and demand the Jew be brought low. Israel became the new Jew and as such had to be destroyed. The Jewish State was now guilty of the worst crime possible, it was the independent Jew who was capable of standing on their own feet and would protect themselves from any adversaries and do so with great proficiency. This was a situation the world revolted against as the Jew had not had their own nation for over two-thousand years. Israel also meant something else which the leftists cannot fathom or permit. The return of the Jews to their ancient homeland and the founding of the State of Israel meant that Hashem had kept his promise to bring the Jews back to their lands after a very prolonged exile. This gave additional weight to the entire Judeo-Christian ethic and the Bible, especially the Old Testament, Torah and the Ten Commandments. The left does not desire such things, as they are hedonistic in their beliefs and belong to those who no longer put any honest belief in Hashem. This means that Israel must be destroyed and the Jews scattered or completely destroyed as any belief in the Devine must be erased from all relevance. The return of the Jew to their homeland gave renewed strength to the entire basis of the Western culture and Western ethics. This too is an anathema to the leftists. Their desire, whether stated or kept silent, is a return to barbarity and the worship of man or even idols.

 

The reestablishing of Israel means that in time, the Third Temple will be built and Jerusalem will become a religious center for both Judaism and Christianity and will also return to having Jerusalem as its central pillar. The majority of the Evangelical Christians realizes, and with great faith and support, this sign that Hashem does exist and keeps every bit of every promise given. This makes the leftists very angry because they believed they were going to win the culture war and bring an end to Christianity. The leftists were not concerned with the Jews for many Jews they knew believed as they did, that religion was a social clique with traditions and ceremonies which were steeped in antiquity and had as much relevance in their lives as did anything else from antiquity. They performed these rituals because they were simply a tribute to their parents or their parents’ parents or however as generations they needed to remember that once upon a time their ancestors performed and believed in these rituals and the promises from Hashem. Israel is a reminder of the meaning of those very rituals and the fact that many in Israel believe in Hashem and these rituals they find so empty are the lifeblood of the religious residing in Israel and whose ranks are growing. This, to these leftists is problematic.

 

Temple Mount with Proposed Options to include Third Temple Without Destroying or Interfering Other Religious Structures

Temple Mount with Proposed
Options to include Third Temple
Without Destroying or Interfering
Other Religious Structures

 

There are a number of Jews, mostly conservatives, who are believers and many are hoping to return to Israel, but because of their obligations and their age, they are planning on making Aliyah when they retire. They will attempt to learn Hebrew but will largely rely on knowing a number of fellow English speakers in the stores where they shop and at the Synagogues where they worship and find a new life in Israel where being a religious Jew is the norm, except in some areas in or around Tel Aviv, and even there the majority believe in Hashem and the miracle that is Israel. There will be the unbelievers; there have always been the unbelievers even amongst those who were there to witness the dividing of the Red Sea and the giving of the Ten Commandments. At times, there have been more unbelievers than believers, but in the end, there has been and always will be a core of believers and in the good times, they will flourish as the majority. The one unifying belief in Israel is Zionism and the belief that this is our land as promised or not, but Israel is ours and we will not forget or allow others to steal her from us ever again. Yes, we have become the target of the hatred for being the Jewish State. All we desire is that which was promised and nothing more or less, and allow us our land and peace, blessed peace, shalom.

 

Those maintaining that all creeds and all beliefs are equal and none are superior to any other are mistaken. They will invite those who they believe will come and live amongst them peacefully and will demand nothing because they demand nothing of these foreigners. They are going to receive a great surprise when their plan delivers far more than they ever bargained for. These leftists have surrendered their religious past and think that once anyone sees the modernity in which they live with all the technical marvels that they too will forget their religious past and join in the leftist brotherhood of man. There is a surprise coming to Europe and the only hope many in Europe will have is as the slaves of that which they are bringing into their bosom. Israel showed them the warning signs and their response was that Israel should resign themselves to their enemies and then they would have peace. They believe that these same forces when brought into Europe will give them peace. In the end there will be peace, the question is whose peace and how many will survive to see any peace other than the final peace. The biggest question is how will all of this play out, the foolish leadership, the unfortunates who elected these fools repeatedly even after their failures became too obvious to be ignored and which nations will find their history worthy of protecting or has all of Europe fallen to the slovenly ways of the leftists who lead them? We know of a few places which have decided their national ethics are worth rescue Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia with Britain and the United States taking a cautious approach to further refugees. What this will mean down the road and whether this will become the turning point where Europe decides that European culture might just be worth more than they have been giving it credit for and worthy of saving. Boy, won’t that be a surprise to the leftist elites. The nationalists just might win in the end over the internationalists who believe that nothing is worth fighting for as it all makes no difference.

 

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May 10, 2017

European Surrender Signs Stronger

 

It should not be surprising that one of the glimmers of life comes from Britain simply due to their BREXIT vote but the real test there will be the next elections. Should Britain swerve leftward and elect Labor to lead the coalition and choose the next Prime Minister, then we can fully expect a new referendum asking whether or not BREXIT should be followed through or abandoned and have Britain return to the loving and safe arms of the European Union (EU). That will be the message carried throughout much of the British media and many of their media darlings will come out supporting a return to normalcy and the EU. Returning to the EU will be the new normal and the previous BREXIT vote will be caricatured as a one-off temporary insanity where people lost their heads and abandoned all reason. We at BTC pray that such a referendum would go down in glorious flames as the people who were even in doubt fearing an end to the British Isles would soon follow any affirmation of BREXIT policy would now realize that the world does not end if one leaves the Brussels bureaucracy and allow a reaffirmation of BREXIT to win overwhelming support. Even better would be the reelection of the Conservatives and retaining the leadership of Prime Minister Theresa May and follow through on BREXIT to the very end. Britain could, as a result, once again rise to be the leader of all Europe. The question would then arise as to who would desire to be next to join the club of independence and liberty?

 

France. What can be said when they had the opportunity to defend their nation and take control grabbing the steering wheel and turning ever so bluntly toward nationalism. But no, they shied away and ran back to the comfortable do nothing and hope for the best while guaranteeing the worst. France is not alone as the Netherlands also had a choice and more than usual voted to protect their national heritage. But the Dutch elections still left Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PVV) falling short and once again being denied a place in the ruling coalition. What is it about Europe that when given the opportunity to actually stand up and defend their lives and the freedoms they have come to enjoy, they simply close their eyes and believe that doing nothing will be sufficient, as it has worked thus far. Have the Dutch completely forgotten the story about the little boy who plugged the hole in the dyke with his finger waiting for somebody to come and repair the hole? Perhaps they are the ones who passed by and patted the youth on the head and pleaded that he continue his good work counting on his stamina and ability to stand in that spot forever. That does not work any better than it would, had the youth not received assistance before getting too tired to continue plugging the hole. The Dutch decided the lad needs no assistance and just continuing as they have in the past which created their emergency situation will somehow address the problems without their having to actually change their attitudes and actually seek different solutions to the bromides which make one feel great listening to how multiculturalism will broaden their views and bring a whole new set of horizons into their lives.

 

This statement is true but it misses the most important point, many of the new arrivals do not desire widened horizons, they do not even care about the horizon one single bit, they care about Sharia and its implementation and the obedience of all around them. They demand complete and unadulterated surrender to Allah by everyone, just as Geert Wilders has predicted and continuously warned. But why listen to somebody the media tells you is a right wing fascist when he is warning about the importing of radical Islamic totalitarian radicals who will impose something far worse than Geert Wilders as Prime Minister. The warnings he expounds about Imams dictating your lives, wearing specific approved Islamic style clothing, praying to Allah prostrated towards Mecca or facing execution by some of the most brutal methods imaginable, these could come true should any in Europe continue on their current path. The signs are everywhere and nobody is paying even the slightest bit of attention because they are all too busy chasing their next hedonistic pleasure and then the one after that in such a rush to make themselves thrilled and exuberant forgetting that there are things one is expected to do. Believe it or not, but with all the copulations which are being performed across Europe there is a complete dearth of children. Strollers being pushed along with two more children walking along with mother once was a typical sight throughout Europe, especially in Italy or so Giulio Meotti has reported. Look as you are out strolling the boulevards today when you are out, count the numbers of strollers or even the numbers of children, and then ask yourself, where did the children disappear? We can tell you.

 

You have filled your lives with things which though titillating and scintillating thrilling your brain with serotonin and endorphins making for your greatest pleasures but have missed out on the most natural means of satisfaction, giving meaning to everything in your life, having and raising children. Living for the moment and for only your own pleasure is a life wasted. Living and bringing up children is a true means of reward and satisfaction when they accomplish and do well. When they make trouble, which is a sign that there is something you have missed which they require and this allows for introspection and an assessment of how you are living and what example are you providing. Children are a form of mirror in which you see your actions reflected in their lives and this often will give you better life counseling than that thousand dollar per hour psychiatrist you visit twice weekly and get nothing but a prescription for drugs your brain is lacking for. Children will give your brain all it needs and often quite a lot more. They also provide a future for your society because without children, you are inviting invasion by foreign peoples whose ideas will become the majority ideas and the basis for the future of your nation.

 

Another recent signal that all is close to lost in Europe was a vote taken in UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) removing any historic identity of the Jewish People with Jerusalem labeling Israel as being “the occupying power” in her own Capital City. While Sweden, under orders directly from Stockholm, was the sole EU nation openly voting in favor of the resolution, the remainder of the EU nations abstained with the proud exception of Italy allowing the Islamist block to pretend they represent the world simply because the EU nations refused to pick a side. A vote with more abstentions than all Yay and Nay votes combined allowing such a travesty speaks to the loss of identity and their loss of faith in anything. We have mentioned the source for European strength through the ages. Despite the troubles, which came from the misuse of the Judeo-Christian ethic by dictatorial monarchs and land barons, for gain of wealth or lands, a definitive misuse of the Judeo-Christian ethic, there were good results which largely came as a result of the Reformation making the Renaissance possible followed by the scientific gains and the industrial revolution. The entirety of the developed world came as a result of the core morality taught by the basics of Judeo-Christian ideologies and the eventual revolution, which separated government from religion allowing for freedom of religion, which led to all other freedoms enjoyed by the developed world. The abstentions by the EU nations, and Britain and Ireland, are simply another symptom of the loss of purpose beyond self-aggrandizement and the pure pursuit of pleasure over responsibility. To have taken a side, and the Judeo-Christian roots of Europe would point to support of Israel, not the sacrifice of Israel and the Jews, would have displayed at least some spine and value system. But Europe is forsaking everything it once believed and found worth fighting for and if this baselessness stemming from the lack of belief in anything, it will lead to a forced belief in a foreign system being imposed by a minority which believes in something strongly enough to kill and die for. This is what will eventually take over Europe should Europe continue to believe only in the self and that which pleases each individual being sought by individuals who care only for their individual pleasures and individuality. This does not make for a healthy society not one that can long survive on its own as there is no cohesiveness and thus no central spine or unifying belief.

 

There was another event where a secret ballot was taken to place Saudi Arabia onto the United Nations Commission on Women’s Rights (UNCWR). As it was a secret ballot, there are only a few things that are known. Foremost, we know that a majority affirmed the appointment. Further, Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel gave an explanation for their affirmative vote of which the Brussels’ delegation was explicitly asked to vote in favor of the Saudi Arabia and to even let the Saudis know of their intentions where he appeared to apologize for the leak more than he was for the affirmation of Saudi Arabia. As reported in an article by Giulio Meotti “Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynder said the delegation sought to “inform the various candidates, including Saudi Arabia” about its support, despite the vote being secret.” Mr. Meotti further reports, ““Sweden has voted for the Saudis, 90% sure,” said Hillel Neuer, director of UN Watch, while Wikileaks has offered $10,000 to anyone who would reveal the Stockholm vote.” We wish we could assist Wikileaks on this one, as the reward would pay for one very fun weekend, or week. So now Saudi Arabia will sit and assist in deciding concerns brought before the UNCWR. We can soon expect the UNCWR to pass a referendum declaring that Israel is responsible for the horrific state of women’s rights in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority (PA) areas where such practices as wife beating, honor killings, spousal rapes, forced child marriages and other related abuses are abundant. The UNCWR will soon become just another United Nations agency endeavoring to release as many papers and studies on the evils of being Israel, the lone Jewish State and ancestral home for the Jewish People joining the likes of the UNHRC, UNESCO, UNICEF and numerous others.

 

Back to Europe and the EU. The EU actually is another institution, which often appears to be overly concerned with the purported evils of being Israel, as it often appears that the main crime of the Jewish State is the fact it exists. Meanwhile, while the EU is so concerned over the problems with Israel it ignores the problems facing Europe herself. The door was flung open to presumed “refugees” from Syria and the floodgates allowed heaven knows who to enter Europe, the only obvious item was that well over three-fourths of these “refugees” were unaccompanied males between the ages of sixteen and forty-nine. Since the entrance of these “refugees” the numbers of sex related crimes in the nations where the majority of these “refugees” relocated have tripled or even worse. The main nations facing these increases are Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France and others. One of the more interesting statistics comes when one observes the map of terrorist strikes across Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa and one will notice a near total absence of attacks in Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia correlates to a far lower number of refugee asylum seekers in those same nations. On the other side of the scale, Germany and France have had the greatest problems and also are amongst, Germany actual being, the leaders in asylum seekers. One also need include the number of “refugees” which have entered and disappeared rather than seeking asylum instead opting to disappear falling between the cracks during the highest refugee phases flooding into mostly Germany, France and Sweden as these nations offered the greatest benefits and easiest entrance, especially Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her nation’s expectation to take up to 800,000 Syrian refugees and she opened the borders wide and immediately the country was inundated with refugees, and once again these refugees were largely males between the ages of 16 and 49. The correlations are evident in the two maps below.

 

Maps of Europe Top Terror Attacks Bottom Immigrant Assylum Seekers

Maps of Europe Top Terror Attacks Bottom Immigrant Assylum Seekers

 

Europe has lost its way and Islam has eyed Europe as their target to conquer Christianity. Where Europe may have given up on Christianity, nobody informed the Muslims of this fact and still view Europe as a Christian continent which must be conquered and transformed into a Muslim continent. The conquest will be done through immigration and Europe will find themselves in a war for the hearts and minds of the average European. Will Europe awaken and realize that which is occurring or will they sleep until it is too late and they face conversion to Islam or at best a quick and relatively painless death. On the other hand they may face a war fought brutally and the idea of offering Islam through force and conquest where those whose region has fallen to the insurrectionist Muslims will face an easy choice of converting immediately or falling to the sword or worse, face Inquisition style coercion as an influence to convert where there really is no choice. European thinking for a moment that they can accept Islam but continue to live their lives as they currently are living chasing after pleasures and a social life and other hedonistic pleasures will find that when adopting Islam the entire area changes and those things so many Europeans are accustom will simply be closed and permanently disappear. No more bars, dance halls, drug coffee houses, movie theaters, homosexual bath houses, theaters or many of the things which make spring in Paris or throughout the year in Amsterdam unrecognizable. Life will lose all its “fun” and be replaced with prayers five times every day and memorizing the Quran. Schools would no longer teach math or chemistry or language other than Arabic and the only schoolbook will be the Quran and the Hadiths. Religious police will walk the streets assuring that everybody is dressed appropriately and often there will be stop and ask one to repeat a quote from the Quran and punishment for lack of knowledge is severe, immediate and final. This is the end result if Europe does not awaken and realize that perhaps the ways of the past might be worth preserving otherwise the current social norms will soon be forcefully cancelled. That will be permanently cancelled and that future many would see as dark, very dark without any light signaling there is an end to that tunnel.

 

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May 5, 2017

Abbas, Trump and Middle East Peace

 

Well, here we go again. Once again down the primrose path to oblivion. All you needed to do was listen to Palestinian Protagonist Abbas’s message at the Trump and Abbas Press Conference to hear the lies, distortions and false temptations followed immediately behind with ensconced demands blended in behind misdirection and pure blather. Trump spoke like any and every American President since William Jefferson Clinton with the requests couched as if they were demands for Abbas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to cease with their incitement and to end their payments to terrorists commensurate on the numbers of Israelis they murdered, maimed, disfigured, hobbled for life or merely injured and to make the Palestinian people ready for peace. Abbas promised all that and so much more providing the Arabs get what they demand as the only solution for peace, no Israel and every Jew dead. The key words were snuck in here and there throughout Abbas’s meandering and he spoke in Arabic thus making the denial that he never said what the translator interpreted as they misrepresented his meaning. Most of us have watched this dog and pony show numerous times with each President since 1993 and the ill-fated signing of the Oslo Accords. The best part is to simply take Mahmoud Abbas’s actual words and interpret their actual meaning as he defines them, not necessarily as others will read hopes of their own into them.

 

 

 

The most pernicious statement was amongst his initial barrage where Abbas called for, “a comprehensive and just peace based on the two-state solution, such matter would give a great impetus to the Arab peace initiative and the other initiatives, international initiatives,” which calls into account any number of questionable scenarios. The most glaring item is his reference to the “Arab peace initiative” which is a piece of work in itself based loosely on the original Saudi Peace Plan. Both of these plans call for resettlement of any Palestinian Arab desiring such inside of Israel which would likely result in anywhere from five to over eight million Palestinian Arabs moving into Israel where Israel would also be required to provide them with housing commensurate with their family dwellings as they recollect them to have been, likely they all came from very wealthy families who held estate like holdings. Further, they would still also receive compensation for their years as refugees as if this was Israel’s fault and not their Arab brethren who refused to allow them to leave the camps. And the final sword into the heart of this plan is the instant citizenship these Arabs are presumably entitled to such that at the next election the Jews would play the sheep living with a pack of wolves all voting on what’s for diner. This has been treated by many in Europe as a great plan, but then Europe has yet to ever have proven they have had Israeli interests in mind. President Obama also showed a preference for this plan. Do I even need to comment? The Arab world loves this plan, as it does not even require an Arab invasion to conquer Israel.

 

Abbas was not finished, as he also believes, “I also believe that we will be able to resolve the issue of the refugees and the issue of the prisoners.” The issue of the refugees is obvious as we covered that as part of the Saudi or Arab peace plan above. The prisoners have another wonderful solution if you listen to Abbas. Israel simply empties their prison system of Arab criminals and drops all charges granting them complete amnesty. Israel is to ignore those who are in prison on multiple murder charges as well as terrorism charges because they only did that because they did not have their own state. This would include those from before the Six Day War when the entire idea of Yasser Arafat and the PLO was the destruction of Israel and to murder Jews. These were hardened terrorists as were those from the Second Intifada such as Marwan Barghouti, a five-time murderer and terror planner responsible for far more. He is serving five life sentences plus a few decades on another terror related charge. But Israel is supposed to free him with absolutely no fears that he won’t return to his terrorist activities because Abbas promises. Perhaps this might be a good time to mention that Abbas has yet to keep a single promise he has given to the Israelis, Americans or anytime he claimed he would end incitement and prevent terrorism by disarming terrorists. He actually allows terrorists to be his officers for the PA Security Forces.

 

Abbas Accepting Map Depicting Palestine Replacing all of Israel and Looking Extremely Pleased

 

Another winner is the Abbas statement for a settlement for, “a Palestinian state with its capital of East Jerusalem that lives in peace and stability with the state of Israel based on the borders of 1967.” Abbas knows full-well that Israel has annexed Eastern Jerusalem making the city whole and that the only thing Israel may find agreeable would be having a PA parliament building in the eastern suburbs of Jerusalem but not to returning to the 1967 lines where Jerusalem was cut in two and the entirety of the Temple Mount and surrounding areas were beyond the reach for Israelis and parts of West Jerusalem had to be abandoned as sniper fire made walking in these areas impossibly dangerous. Further, Israel cannot accept the pre-Six Day War borders as to return to those would invite another all out Arab assault as soon as they could straighten out Syria as they would require the Syrian territory to assault the Golan Heights. They would want Hezballah freed from the Syrian War to also launch tens of thousands of missiles and rockets into Israel in the opening hours; Iran would require Syria as a launching ground for their tens upon tens of thousands of missiles they would launch from such close proximity in addition to likely close to one hundred thousand missiles launched from Iran herself; plus they would require overthrowing President Sisi in order to have Egypt add a southern front and one of the best trained and largest Arab armies to the fight. Their final hope would be to include Turkey in such a manner that Turkey could claim that Israel had attacked them shooting down innocent Turkish planes flying innocently over the Mediterranean Sea. The fact they were flying in excess of Mach-1 heading southeast from Cyprus and Israel intercepted them within five miles of the Israel border would be completely inconsequential, they were out on practice maneuvers and the fact that they were carrying full bomb loads was part of the exercise. This way Turkey could then demand NATO support in her life or death engagement with those Israelis dragging Europe and hopefully the United States into the war against Israel. Did we mention they also would need to wait for a different American President, say maybe Elizabeth Warren (aka Pocahontas)? Should Israel be forced to return to the 1967 lines (borders) then Israel would need one of the greatest miracles of all history right up there with the splitting of the Red Sea (we do not believe the reconstructionist history which claims the Jews waded through the marsh called the Sea of Reeds) and numerous others which are recorded in the Torah and throughout the Bible.

 

Abbas included the idea, “that will also lead the Arab and the Islamic countries to have normal relations with Israel based, as stipulated in the previous Arab summits,” which interestingly all include reconfirmations of the Arab League’s initial precepts made during the Khartoum Conference where the Three No’s were formulated; No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, No negotiations with Israel. With this out of the way, they then continue to discuss what things they should release so the world will believe that they want peace with Israel and not Israel in pieces. The Arab League has ever since 1922 decided that the only solution they can permit is no Jewish State is to exist on Arab lands. Abbas has regularly referred to every inch of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea as a Muslim WAQF, a holy ordained and unyielding Islamic holding that can never be permitted to be under any other control other than Islamic. This means Israel could exist only if it bent before Islam and permitted the Muslims to rule over it as completely their lands and the Jews having no claims, rights or permission to reside except as Dhimmi until such time as they would be demanded to convert or die. Even when offered half the lands by the United Nations on November 29, 1947. The Arab League chose to refuse the offer from the General Assembly and instead declared war upon Israel the morning in which she became a nation, May 15, 1948 on the Gregorian calendar. Their position is and always has been and will continue to be consistent and everything else is a ruse.

 

Abbas told one whopper of a lie when he stated, “Mr. President, it’s about time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and of our land after 50 years. We are the only remaining people in the world that still live under occupation.” Really, the only people to still live under occupation. I bet the people of Tibet would love to know that China has returned their lands to them and the people of Cyprus to know that the Turkish forces have returned to Turkey. Then there is that little problem of Moroccan forces still holding large swaths of Western Sahara and the difficulties between the Sudan and South Sudan. These are just a few of others who are under real and oppressive occupation and do not have anywhere near the semi-autonomous rule enjoyed by the PA not to mention Hamastan in Gaza with is veritably a nation with very bad relations with both its neighbors, Israel and Egypt. Then there are the Kurds and the Yazidis whose homelands have been erased by the ravages of history who would love to have their homelands restored and those in the Crimea, Western Ukraine or Georgia who are under Russian control and would probably love their freedom to be returned despite what the world is told by Russia and friends. We could continue but it would be like beating a dead horse, nothing is going to move any further, point taken.

 

The real question, though, is not what whoppers and lies did Abbas pass off as diplo-speak. The question is how much did President Trump swallow and how often did he instead simply swallow hard instead of calling Abbas out as a liar and a cheat right then and there? Amongst our friends, we are hoping that President Trump does not get caught up in the art of the deal and forget to look where the deal leads. We are hoping that President Trump will enter this entire Middle East barn fire with his eyes wide open and his ears pricked up listening for even the shifting of the sands because the art of the deal in the United States is very different from the art of the deal in the Middle East. It was here where the idea of let the buyer beware originated and we might recommend that President Trump take some time out and read T. E. Lawrence’s diaries as well as Winston Churchill’s unabridged “The River War.” These two English officers, statesmen and astute viewers of the human condition were amongst the most adept at describing the difference between the Muhammadan and Arab cultures and those of Western civilization and put it in succinct and plain easily understood prose. Neither minced words or wasted time on niceties. Both would provide President Trump with information, which nobody could claim, was coming from some Republican, right wing, crazy as both of these men were historians and philosophers in their own ways and both had many an opportunity to observe about that which they wrote. The President should go into any discussion with Mahmoud Abbas forewarned and thus forearmed. If President Trump is willing to push things to the point where Abbas would have to decide whether to continue and actually make peace or flee much as Arafat had done in Paris when facing an actual peace deal which he proposed and Israel accepted, then Trump would understand that Abbas is playing games trying to get another American President to grant him money for nothing and more land for free. Thus far, he has gotten the money for nothing; let us pray he does not also get his lies rewarded with more land for free.

 

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