Beyond the Cusp

June 12, 2017

If My Name Were James Comey

 

Well, I would likely be very proud and satisfied that my performance before the full Senate Intelligence Committee believing that I came across brilliantly and appeared to be one of the most erudite witnesses ever grilled. I would be proud of defending my propaganda sheet put out before I was even sworn in which was my effort to taint the waters in my favor and put in place the groundwork setting the base for my testimony to back it up and enforce making everything airtight. I would feel assured that my testimony has vindicated my actions referring to reinstating the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation and announcing such publically thus indemnifying me from my earlier allowing myself to be influenced to assist the Clinton campaign language about the FBI investigation being merely a “matter” rather than an investigation. And best of all and my proudest achievement is that I have cemented the investigation by the Special Prosecutor who is going to nail my number one enemy, Donald Trump. All in all, I can now look forward to glowing write-ups in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Chicago Sun Times, the Los Angeles Times as well as the Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Le Monde, Libération, and perhaps an amusing poking from Charlie Hebdo to round out the glorious praises I am about to receive. I am simply fascinated with myself and my performance, I was at my absolute best which nobody can deny and made poignant points which will be unassailable. About the only thing missing, and I have not yet given up on this, and that is a ticker-tape parade down Fifth Avenue in New York just like the astronauts who landed on the Moon received upon their release from quarantine. I love me.

 

James Comey

James Comey

 

Now I have to make a confession, my name is not James Comey. Mr. Comey may be pleased with his performance and believe his acting made his act even better and he might even be expecting an Oscar, but the reality is not as shining. The first hint that there may be some holes and dents in his testimony was that both Democrats and Republicans are claiming victory. That is a problem because he likely was hoping for the Democrats to be throwing wild parties in celebration and the Republicans preparing for the burial of Donald Trump after his execution for inexcusable crimes. The big glaring hole was his admitting that he had told President Trump three times that he was not under investigation for anything in reference to the Russian story. This was one statement by President Trump which the Democrats claimed was a bald-faced lie and that this was proof positive that Donald Trump is a rogue. Honestly, is anybody actually debating whether or not Donald Trump is a rogue? I thought even the most ardent Trump supporters had granted that even before the election still claiming that he was their rogue and was going to fulfill their greatest desires and undo Washington D.C. and untangle the Gordian Knot that is the Washington bureaucracy. So, what else can we say about the most talked about testimony which some almost compared to the second coming (first coming for our Jewish friends) and possibly another grand Buddha or other visionary before the event left everybody less than satisfied.

 

There was the obstruction of justice hoped for claims against President Trump. Well, James Comey already did the damage of initiating a Special Prosecutor to be put on the scent to chase down President Trump and place him in the box and Impeachment. Granted, a Special Prosecutor almost guarantees that something untoward will be found, inflated to the size of a conspiracy, brought to the left’s attention who will then demand Impeachment be brought so there can be a trial in the Senate. They might even threaten that should the Republicans obstruct their honorable scrutiny of President Trump and finding this gem of a charge that President Trump is most guilty of having committed and thus must be placed on trial and if not under Impeachment, then they will demand the calling of a grand jury to bring criminal charges into a court of law which will force an Impeachment once Trump is found guilty. Don’t ask what President Trump is guilty of as the Special Prosecutor has yet to find that tiny morsel laying in some obscure corner. The one thing for sure is it will have to do with Putin, Russia and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. This will go along painfully slow and the Democrat leftists will use any and all of anything found, inferred or invented to prevent the Congress from actually performing their jobs such as reforming the disaster that is the healthcare insurance industry which is being deconstructed one company at a time or revising the tax structure such that businesses can actually do business, especially small businesses which employ the vast majority of Americans.

 

There is a person who should start shopping for a good criminal lawyer who specializes in Federal charges of obstruction of justice and interfering with an active investigation of a felonious criminal activity. This person is former Attorney General Loretta Lynch whose insistence that James Comey as Director of the FBI refer to the criminal investigation into the use of an unsecured private e-mail server in her home by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thus breaking every security protocol of the State Department as a mere “matter” just as the Clinton campaign was referring to the investigation in efforts to lessen its severity and lessen its impact on the electorate. This entire effort obviously failed, as the people are not the fools the Clinton campaign believed them to be, or at least the people in fly-over country are not the ignorant yahoos as the Clinton campaign thought the “deplorables” to be. When Comey told about being pressured by Attorney General Loretta Lynch to lessen the language and camouflage the severity of the potential charges being scrutinized by the FBI, this was direct interference with an ongoing FBI investigation by having the Director of the FBI charged with lying to the public, to Congress, to the world about an investigation by his superior in the Department of Justice. That is a Cabinet of the President level of leaning on a subordinate to alter facts in order to influence an election, and not just any election but a Presidential election. The fact that James Comey came out right before the election, some would claim at the worst possible time, with the truth, the reality, that the e-mail “matter” was actually an honest to goodness investigation, just as everyone backing Hillary Clinton feared most and were in an all-out effort to minimize the impact of this specific “matter”, this event, this thing of little importance, and Comey felt he had to come clean before the election fearing otherwise facing real problems should Trump win, something which was becoming a possibility as the gap was closing.

 

Then there is the small matter that President Trump committed Obstruction of Justice by leaning on the FBI director when he made the request that Mr. Comey might find a way to go easy on Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (ret.) and fired Presidential Security Advisor. Find your way to go easy is not demanding that the FBI end their investigation and at worst is a request that you raise the standard for bringing charges such that you only do so if the evidence is conclusive and guarantees a guilty verdict. Comey even stated that he was not deterred from continuing with the investigation and that Trump’s wishing was completely inconsequential, just as it should have been. But expect the Trump disruptors to continue claiming that this is the smoking gun of President Trump’s guilt of Obstruction of Justice charges and this is definitely an Impeachable level offense. They will claim that this is so flagrant that there is no need for the Special Prosecutor to look into this and there need not be charges of Impeachment or even a trial by the Senate, this is so flagrant that President Trump should have resigned before the Inauguration, this is how horrid his actions, all his actions, everyone has been from even before the election. Oh, and let us not forget the undeniable Trump criminal ignorance and proof of his mental instability, the ultimate proof of Donald Trump’s unsuitability to hold the office of President, “covfefe,” the ultimate proof.

 

Then there is the most wonderful of all things, James Comey has stated that President Donald Trump is a liar, a lot! You have to understand, Comey means a liar as in incapable of knowing truth from the fictions of his mind. We’re talking liar as in not knowing reality from the visions he has in his most paranoid moments. This also shows how Donald Trump is completely unsuited to be President of the United States. The nation has to realize the problem with the last election and repair the damage and put the only candidate who is incapable of lying into the Oval Office, the candidate who won the popular vote because to heck with the Constitution, it should be what we claim it should be and Hillary won and that’s that. Never mind the Republican witch-hunts which their hunting of Hillary resembled the McCarthy era hunt for Communists. No politician ever has been subjected to such indignities and Donald Trump has been permitted to get away with everything he desires. He is a virtual dictator and it is doubtful we will ever see another election if he is not stopped and Hillary granted what is rightfully hers. We must save the nation from the devil now pretending to be President before he ruins the nation and everything wonderful accomplished by President Obama. Who cares if Comey came up empty, we know there is something there if only the right person would investigate. We have our Special Prosecutor who just might find the smoking gun about the Russian collusion with Trump to steal the White House from Queen Hillary; I mean the honorable Hillary Clinton and former First Lady, Senator from New York (carpetbagger) and Secretary of State. What are President Trump’s qualifications? His failed real estate ventures, his failed fake school, everything he touches fails and this is what he will bring to the government and the country unless he is stopped and replaced by somebody honorable, and that removes that Pence religious and bigoted fanatic from being given the Presidency. The only person in all of the United States who is ready, willing and capable of executing the office of the Presidency with credible and honorable actions is, obviously, Hillary Clinton. She has to replace that liar in chief Donald Trump so we will have a President who knows how to tell the truth and has never been caught in any lie.

 

Then there are the highlights we found as reported by New York Times from the Comey testimony. We will report their findings verbatim placing them within quotes as well as bolded and italicized. “James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, testified that President Trump and others in his administration lied when they said agents had lost confidence in Mr. Comey.” Reworded, the FBI agents love me and think I was the most wonderful of all directors ever placed over their department. They will be in a state of mourning for weeks, months maybe, now that the most evil “Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces” Donald Trump has destroyed the FBI and its ability to function with my dismissal.

 

Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” Mr. Comey said, referring to Mr. Trump’s suggestion that he may have recorded their conversations.” While in his head there is the fear that maybe there are tapes and it was not just empty rhetoric, Comey prays that the two or three exaggerations he has allowed himself will be revealed and this will place everything he has said in testimony in question. Tapes, he is thinking, could be his vindication or his immediate downfall.

 

Mr. Comey revealed for the first time that he turned over memos about his conversations with Mr. Trump to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.” This revelation was likely made just in case there are tapes and this comes out making him look particularly bad. Either way, this does make him look like a petty, little man looking to aggrandize himself using privileged information leaking it to the media in an attempt to bring down the man he despises. These leaks were a maneuver to ruin the President before he could fire Comey. The fact that Comey did not make notes when working under President Bush or President Obama or when dealing with Secretary of State Clinton or Attorney General Loretta Lynch but only with President Trump was because of his claim that he only suspected Trump of lying. One has to wonder what was the real motivation to do such and the leaking of information was done as a means to an end, the destruction of this Liar in Chief who Comey, along with so many other of the progressive left, believes is a fraud who does not deserve nor has he earned the right to represent the United States or even those who elected him because if those who voted for Trump knew him as Comey does, they would not have voted for him but had voted for the rightful person, Hillary, the person deserving of the Presidency.

 

The problem with former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, and we could cherry pick some more of the more choice extracts, but each side has what they need and we all know that everything has two sides these days, but the problem was much of it seemed to be an apology for his perceived difficulties and vindictiveness against President Trump. It was difficult sometimes to tell if he desired Hillary either or if he simply was like many Americans who thought the choices in this past election was choosing the lesser of two very different evils, one who desired power too much and one too frivolous to give that power to. The anger over the past election stems strongly from the fact that the two choices were each so poor of choices that neither candidate appeared to have been anywhere near the best either party could have posted, but these were the choices. When one looked down the slate of Republican challengers, what were there, seventeen of them, and which would have been a better choice? Jeb Bush, not what the people wanted and thus dead from the start. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, Scott Walker, and Rick Perry for some but not mainstream enough or they were too mainstream. Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson had the appeal and would have won and been good candidates all the way through the Republican Convention but as soon as the real campaign began, they would have been destroyed.

 

The Republicans could never have won the Presidency with their regular candidates and none of the unconventional candidates had any possibility of standing against the Democrat machine and the Clinton campaign strategists but the person chosen had something going for him that the others could never have matched, he was just crazy enough to be completely outside convention and run a campaign which would withstand any regular rules and campaign in such a manner as to withstand even the most vicious of attacks from even the Clintons. Then again, Hillary could beat Donald Trump, thump him actually, under all regular rules, under any normative election, but this was something different, an event, a thing, something the historians will puzzle about and debate whether it was the correct path or did the United States run off the tracks. This was really the political event of the century, maybe of the millennium. There has not been a political event of this magnitude since, well, since the assassination of Caesar. The people of the United States were in a different and more extreme state than were the British when they voted BREXIT and they displayed their displeasure with everything political. The initial retort to the regular political elites and the less mainstream politicals, simply because they were political, was that the voting public wanted something new, real and actually standing for the ideals they support. That left one candidate who the angered body politic who does the electing, especially the people who normally are taken for granted as they live in the less urban regions of the nation, the presumed uneducated and less refined and those taken for granted as being of insufficient numbers and power to have any influence over Presidential elections, could support. Well, they were sufficiently aroused to speak loudly and clearly, no political games and no political candidate who claimed to be the same old mainstream political operative. The Democrats said it with their, “I’m with Bernie.” The Republicans said it with Donald Trump. The Democrats stifled their little voices and the Republicans allowed theirs to scream loud and clear, “Not the same old political games.” The Democrats destroyed their chance at a revolutionary candidate and the Republicans tried something very different, something far from the John McCain or Mitt Romney this time again. Then the people, in a close race, chose the non-politician over the consummate politician. Comey likes the political game and President Trump challenged the status quo, all of the status quo, so Comey worked to remove what he saw as an impostor. He will fail just as he failed to withstand the pressure from the Clinton camp to tailor his language to match the campaign.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

February 28, 2017

The Left and Their Dream with the Shadow Government

 

This article is written completely from ideas, concepts, threats, promises, commentary and other political talk almost exclusively from, by and via links that liberal, Democrat, leftists and extremist anti-Trump people, many of whom have apparently lost all threads holding them to sanity on Facebook alone, as we are Twitter abbrev. challenged and our friends which we have on Google are largely Israeli and Zionist thus little mention of Trump except for puzzlement over the rioting and apparently never ending temper tantrums. Some of our Google friends have cut their ties with Facebook as they found it incomprehensible and themselves often targeted because they were not hyperventilating over Trump’s election. One of the running commentaries talks about people who have been placed over the last eight years into high positions in the Civil Service where they are capable of affecting policy enactment and enforcement thus being capable of enacting their own policies and blocking those of the administration. These people have been placed sufficiently high but below the level at which they might be able to be targeted and removed from office and continue to be completely covered by Civil Service protections making them presumably near impossible to fire. The people speaking about these people often make jokes about how President Trump is unable to simply call these people to his office and say, “You’re fired,” as he was often used to saying on his shows of the “Apprentice” series. That small bit of humor is about as funny as their presumed amusing commentary gets, as much of their humor is pointed and very insulting of people in the administration, especially Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon. What is amazing is that Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon appear to have taken the bullseye off of President Donald Trump’s backside and run away with the well-aimed slings and arrows of outrageous accusations taking the full brunt of the media’s attention. If this was planned by President Trump and his advisors, then it was a brilliant diversion as if worst comes to worst, Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon are far more expendable than would be President Trump.

 

Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon

Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon

 

There are still the media and Facebook calls for both a nullification of the election and having a redo as well as the impeachment of President Trump. There is apparent exhilaration over claims that the Supreme Court is going to review the evidence of Russian intervention and giving President Trump the election when in actuality Hillary Clinton would have otherwise won the election. There are links galore telling of Supreme Court imminent review and possible negation of the election with examples here from the Brookings Institution and a web site called the Palmer Report and a site simply calling itself World as well as a site which just screams how neutral it must be with the name Bipartisan Report plus the Law Newz site and finally our favorite uninterested and totally unbiased and fair source of only the finest of true news, Daily Kos. With such reputable sites and the occasional commentary talking of such a possibility, how could any reasoned individual not see that the Supreme Court must step in and right the wrongs from the election and put the true winner, or at least force a real election where the person who actually won receives the Electoral College votes they deserve and win the election. Remember, Hillary Clinton actually won the election because she got more votes; the Electoral College is a false setup which was invented so that the people could be cheated from voting for the President directly. Well, they did get that correct and that was the reason but it goes deeper than that simple description. It was designed so that Wyoming would be far more important than California because each person voting in Wyoming was equal to many thousands of people voting in California and that need be corrected according to every leftist we have heard from living in California. Let’s do the math and they have a point about the Wyoming voters having more weight in the electoral College compared to California and this is probably the most drastic comparison from the electoral college and thus educational. California has fifty-five Electors and a population of 39,250,017 meaning that each Elector represents approximately 713,637 while Wyoming has three Electors, the minimum possible, and a population of 585,501 leading to each Elector representing 195,167 meaning each Wyoming voter represents approximately three and two-thirds. But, what about Washington D.C. which is solidly Democrat voters and also had three Electors with a population of 681,170 leading to each Elector representing 227,057, roughly equal to Wyoming so apparently there is a balancing and California likely is approximately the same as Texas and then New York comes in a close third and gives the Democrats an advantage not taken into consideration when these rabid anti-Trump people seek reasons the Electoral College, and thus the election, was absolutely unfair to Hillary Clinton making it impossible for her to win despite her receiving the majority of the popular vote. Many people will seek any point which they feel negates Donald Trump winning the election fairly and then run it into the ground repeating the same complaints ad-nauseum. Sometimes it appears as if different people were each assigned their talking point and told to beat their own positional drum until told to stop, and nobody was ever assigned to wave the stop signal so they all continue drumming home their assigned point.

 

The hyperventilating by so many and the fact that there has been almost no letting up on the intensity, that is frightening. Many of these individuals speak about the existence of a shadow government set up within the actual government used to interrupt and confound the efforts of the Trump administration and work towards toppling the government. Their hope is by preventing the proper function of the government and exacerbating any situations which will cause instability and panic in the population, they can cause governmental collapse and the people demanding action to replace Trump and all of his administration and a return to proper governance with Hillary Clinton in the White House. They completely ignore the actual existing Presidential line of succession. This is dictated by the Constitution which lists after the President the order of succession goes as follows: Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The possibility that any calamity could press the level of succession this deep would require such an event that the actual existence of the Capital would be questionable but the remainder of the Presidential succession continues as follows: Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Secretary of Homeland Security. This list includes the entire history of succession law set by Congress including the original laws as defined by the Constitution plus the Presidential Succession Act 1792, Presidential Succession Act 1886, Presidential Succession Act 1947, Postmaster General being removed 1971 and finally the Secretary of Homeland Security being added 2006. Simply put, nowhere on this list as it now stands or likely to change in the near future does Hillary Clinton’s name pop up and it cannot unless Donald Trump appoints her to one of these positions, not anywhere near likely.

 

So what exactly are these Facebook enthusiasts who support making Hillary Clinton the President and replacing the current Republican controlled Congress and Supreme Court with the most left wing Democrats imaginable. Well, they foresee a situation where the governance has completely failed, their demonstrations have become a populous call to arms by a vast majority of the American people, the demonstrations often bursting into mayhem and the major cities burning, business being prevented from operating, the economy failing and as things spiral into worse and worse rioting, demonstrations and government collapsing in city after city and President Trump completely losing any control of the situation and the population demanding that something be done to return sanity and normalcy using whatever becomes required. They imagine the military including the National Guard and the Army and Marines refusing to take their orders from President Trump because they have become convinced that he is illegally holding office and demand that the rightful President, Hillary Clinton, be installed and sworn into office as President replacing Donald Trump before the enlisted soldiers and their officers will accept any orders to restore order. The demonstrators also demand the same result in order for their ending their massive demonstrations. All of these situations coming together force the end of President Trump’s time in office and the leftist dream is fulfilled with Hillary Clinton being sworn into office.

 

They have a Plan B, which would appear a good idea as Plan A above is preposterous. Plan B requires the Supreme Court, see examples above, to accept a challenge to the election presumably due to either the fact that Hillary actually won due to receiving the popular vote or because the Russians rigged the election for their candidate, Donald Trump. The more popular is the Russian interference in the elections both by presumably handing WikiLeaks the leaked and hacked e-mails from the Democrat National Committee and from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta which presumably proved disastrous to Hillary Clinton costing her the election. WikiLeaks has insisted that everything they made public was hacked by their people and that they received nothing from the Russians. Backing this up the Russians also claim they provided nothing to WikiLeaks. There is the further claim that the public release of information literally stolen from hackings of both the Democrat National Committee and John Podesta computers proved to provide information which proved a disaster for the Clinton campaign and handed the election to Donald Trump and as hacking of computers is of questionable legality, well, not questionable as much as illegal and completely against the law, thus the effect of these e-mails being released must be disqualified and somehow the result of the election adjusted to disallow for any influence from these e-mail and other hacked information. How this is supposed to be figured has yet to be explained except that any means of altering the vote to remove the hacking influence must result in a victory for Hillary Clinton, period. The entire Facebook revolution, another augment from the demonstrations on college campuses and selected major cities, is centered on a single objective, placing Hillary Clinton into the Presidency no matter what is required up to and including overthrowing the government by force and installing Hillary Clinton into the White House.

 

These screaming Facebook leftists and their fellow travelers are chasing an improbable result which can only succeed if the American system of government is overthrown and a person not selected by an election be placed in the Presidency. This is the exact formula used throughout history by leftists and the result has always been labelled as fascist. The formula is civic unrest which grows until business and society are no longer capable of normal activity. This escalation continues until the normative people of the public demand that the insurrection be put down and the hue and cry of the violent demonstrations and rioting are arrested or otherwise have their activities terminated. This is often done through violent police or military actions where the majority of the people who have been solicited and used by the fascist elites to destroy life and the existing government are simply murdered as they are no longer required, their usefulness has ended and their threat to governing can no longer be tolerated as the fascists have gained what they desired, absolute power. This ending probably has not been explained to the people out rioting, even those who have been hired to organize the rioting which is obviously being orchestrated as the rioters wear a type of uniform of all black including masked faces. The highest levels of organizers are part of the elitist structure and have a position as leaders of the secret police which will exist to ferret out any opposition. A well-organized fascist system often runs their own underground revolution such that they will know who has decided to leave the farm, so to speak. These people will be recruited and those proving vulnerable to recruitment will be reeducated and left loving big brother. What is being proposed with the install Hillary campaign is nothing less than an attempt to overturn the American Constitutional Republic and replace it with a new leftist fascist governance where freedom will be a thing of the past and the Tytler Cycle of Power in Governance will have turned another click in its inevitable movement from bondage to freedom and back again. And that is the end of their effort and Facebook will almost immediately become censored worse than it is in Mainland China.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

February 7, 2017

Israel’s Worst Enemy is Israel

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu is meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May where the two are expected to talk about how they can work together and pursue mutual interests. It is commonly thought that since BREXIT that Britain separating from the European Union (EU) might actually side with Israel on matters which would naturally be opposed by most leaders of the EU membership. Where this might be valid for many members of the British public, one need remember that there is an entire party, one of the larger parties, the Labour Party which has been having a devil of a time with anti-Semitism within its ranks. It comes as little surprise that this was also the part most opposed to BREXIT. We may as well state what many believe from all evidence to be true, the membership nations of the EU largely hate Israel due to their undertow of anti-Semitism, something Europe has never really found a means to get around. Anti-Semitism is pretty rank across the EU and they show it most when it comes to Israel. This is not to claim that such feelings are universal, fortunately they are not. Still, many members and politicians across the EU hold a visceral hatred of all things Israel and by their actions make it appear that their best served interests would lead to the end of Israel once and for all, a seeming cherished outcome. Way back in ancient history when anti-Semitism was better received, 2001 to be exact, French Ambassador to the United Kingdom Daniel Bernard was quoted of having stated during a conversation with Conrad Black of the Daily Telegraph at a private dinner party Black was hosting, “All the current troubles in the world are because of that shitty little country Israel. Why should the world be in danger of World War III because of those people?” He pretty much summed up the feeling of many in Europe then as well as now as the EU and its member nations remain amongst the major contributors to the various Arab agencies working towards the annihilation of Israel. What can we conclude from all of this? We can have fairly low expectations of earth shaking results coming from the meetings between our two Prime Ministers, that is all.

 

Later this month there will be a slightly more important meeting, or at least it could be if and only if Israel is not sabotaged by her own Prime Minister. Israel still appears to be working in the service of those who wish to do her harm. Partly this is a result of the Israeli desire for two items which often appear to be mutually exclusive. The first is the demand that Israel do everything out in the open in the light of day because, as the Talmud teaches, sunshine is the best cleanser of corruption, by dealing in all things openly, Israel avoids conflicts of interest and other pitfalls from government malfeasance. Secondly, Israel wishes to be liked and accepted by the rest of the world, but as this is ever so unlikely, by being open and above board in so many government and private business dealings she opens herself more to criticism than acceptance. One might ask what other government works so hard at being upright and free from backroom dealings and where would even what other nations consider doing business get new elections other than in Israel. It is partly due to this openness that Israel receives regular scorn and the proof is the method by which new residences and office buildings and other such constructions are permitted especially beyond the Green Line. The method consists of announcing the government taking bids, tenders, for the project. Then there come public debate over whose bid is the best for the lowest price. Then there is a second round of this bidding, why we will never know as rarely does it alter who wins the bid. Then there are more hearings where those opposed to such building are given privileged opportunities to state their case, and they are legion and very boisterous. Then the proposed date is publically debated, then announced and then eventually the building starts and it becomes obvious that something is actually being constructed. Everything leading up to the surveying the landscape and breaking ground takes over two years and countless announcements each and every minor step along the way. This leads to Israel being raked over the coals for every building project beyond the Green Line multiple times for over two years before anything solid even takes place on the ground. Most, if not all, of the process could just as openly be conducted in private government operations which would still allow for public review without making formal declarations to the world and give every newspaper the world over the particulars of projects which often never get off the ground or ever become reality. This has been the reality for all too many projects to build anything anywhere in Israel, particularly if the buildings will benefit the Jews and double so if it is on what Mahmoud Abbas will scream is land belonging to his Arab Palestinians, which for your information is anywhere in Israel between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. And once Mahmoud Abbas or any other Palestinian authority (PA) or PLO leadership goes public with an outcry over any single part, or each and every step along the two year plus procedure, the EU and member nations amongst others, often President Obama these past eight years, along with whomever was serving as Secretary of State, would all scold Israel for building on lands which belong to Israel and will remain Israeli until such time as Israel signs any treaty gifting the lands to some other entity. This all but demanding a public flogging at each progression along the winding road to any project has got to come to an end if Israel is ever to be a normal nation, something she seems very proud not to be considered as she acts so above board and carefully in all actions of governance. Such is of course needless agony brought upon herself.

 

That is one point where later this month Israel may catch the biggest break possibly since the San Remo Conference formalized and gave near universal acceptance of the Balfour Declaration and led to the Mandate system which was to become a benefit and a curse for Israel. This break could come in the form of one President Donald Trump who himself also tends to announce everything he does and give it great notice, though for a far different reason. The Donald, as he becomes during such times, likes to boast and be the great pretender, even when he is actually winning, and actively seeks admirations and recognition for all he does and does in such a grand manner. Still, President Trump proved along the campaign trail and its trials and tribulations that he knew how to manage the media such that he got what he wanted out to the people for whom it was meant and worded as he would have stated such, and often had stated such. Learning some pointers on how to gain a positive image while doing that which you desired to accomplish anyway would be a valuable lesson. But President Donald Trump could go a whole lot further, though initially it might appear otherwise.

 

You see, if President Trump begins his meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu with a public press conference, then President Trump could point out that he is expecting to take Prime Minister Netanyahu into private meetings where many demands and other instructions will be identified, delineated and demanded of Israel going forward, especially concerning the “Peace Process,” amongst many other items of mutual interests. Then when the two men are in private, perhaps at an informal two family dinner the two men could retire to a private session, play some mutually preferred music to mask their voices, smoke a good Cuban cigar, made in the United States from old Cuban seeds, have a sifter of brandy and get down to the one thing that President Trump may demand of Israel. That singular thing would be to shut up and get one with ending the stalemate the only way it can possibly end. Oddly enough, by using the traditional method first utilized by Joshua right before he led the Israelites across the Jordan River into the Promised Lands to start what would be the ensuing three to four millennial history of the Jewish People and their land, the solution would resolve today’s problems even more efficiently than it did in Biblical times where it took over a century to complete the conquest of the Promised Lands. The Torah tells us as well as repeating such in later books and writings that the Canaanites were given three options and some took each of these options. The first option was to live amongst the Israelites in peace, obey the seven Noahic Codes for a civil society, and cooperate with Israelite rule and be content to benefit when the Israelites would benefit. The second option was to gather all of your belongings and all the wealth you cared to bring with you which were actually yours and leave to find another land in which to reside and the Israelites would allow you to leave unmolested by them. The final choice was to war with the Israelites and refuse their other offers at which point you would be granted your war and would be erased from all future history. No matter which you chose, the one certainty was that the Israelites would have their Promised Lands and that did come to pass, though it did take a while to fully accomplish. This could be a part of the deal a President Trump would impart to Prime Minister Netanyahu, but there should be more.

 

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu

 

Further, President Trump should lay out exactly what he sees as the best alternative for the United States to assist in the solutions to come, and he should stress that things are going to be vastly different and that Israel need take their moves largely from President Trump and his agents. There is a promising deal as well as some links to other proposed solutions which can be found in Ted Belman’s article titled “The Ultimate Alternate Israel-Palestine Solution” which spells out a regional solution which could benefit all honest and true brokers for peace in the region. The deal would require much from the United States in forcing assistance from the United Nations, the EU, most, if not all, the EU member nations, some United States allies in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt as well as Jordan as well as their leaders, and some radical changes with the Arab Palestinians basically being granted the same set of deals as the Israelites gave the Canaanites with a major difference, Israel would contribute fairly and, some might say, in mutual interest, being generous to a fault making relocation appear as the most beneficial of options. Jordan would necessarily become the Arab Palestinian State it was intended to be before the British placed the Hashemites in as the monarchs. Some of the lands where Hashemites and those Bedouins desiring Hashemite rule could be granted their own kingdom, simply smaller and without Arab Palestinians to oppress in the pursuit of continued power. The remaining Arab Palestinians could be offered, as were the Arabs of Eastern Jerusalem, a path over time to full Israeli citizenship or they could become Jordanian citizens residing legally in Israel recognizing Israeli laws as their laws. The particulars could be worked out for the most mutual benefit possible but each would need choose whether they were to be Jordanian or desirous of Israeli citizenship. It should be noted that simply desiring Israeli citizenship would not automatically grant one such status until a number of other elements and conditions were satisfied. As far as Mahmoud Abbas, the upper officers of the PA, the officers and other key personnel from Arab Palestinian Security Forces (which could be referred to seriously as the Arab Palestinian Military) would need to be dealt with largely by the United States who could find a nation which would allow their residence and see to their comfort in their remaining years, preferably an Arab or European State which would be of a welcoming nature. Wherever they are sent, they must have stipulations which would prevent them from once again being connected to terrorism or other illegal acts.

 

There is a group in Jordan known as the Jordan Opposition Coalition (JOC) (الائتلاف الاردني للمعارضة) which has been fighting for the Arab Palestinian rights and simply requires some additional pressures to be brought to manage a solution which would be mutually beneficial for the Jordanian Monarch and the Arab Palestinian desire for secular self-rule. The main obstacles this peace proposal will face is the fact that it actually recognizes the reality that under International Law, by several treaties and conferences and by a Congressional Resolution Israel is the rightful owner of the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. June 30, 1922, a Joint Resolution of both Houses of Congress of the United States unanimously endorsed the “Mandate for Palestine,” confirming the irrevocable right of Jews to settle in Palestine—anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Here also is Congressional statements concerning the recognition by the United States after a joint resolution passed both House of Representatives and the Senate which was subsequently signed by President Warren G. Harding on September 21, 1922, the Congress added additional information by attaching from the House of Representatives in the Congressional Record for the 1922 House of Representatives concerning the National Home for the Jewish People whereby on June 30, 1922 House Resolution 360 (Rept. NO. 1172) stating their feelings on the matter and was formally entered into the Congressional Record. These basic articles would give sufficient backing to any plan which President Trump cared to pursue provided it supported Israeli full rights to the lands promised them and finally removing any stigma caused by the illegal nineteen year Jordanian occupation and the British attempts to drown the Jewish State under a sea of immigrant Arabs having far less legitimate claims to the lands in question.

 

Finally, President Trump could insist that from their meeting forward, upon agreement of the Israeli leadership, follow the lead and be seen as walking with President Trump and cooperating with her Middle Eastern neighbors such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and whomever else President Trump corrals together making this an inclusive measure receiving support from numerous governments such that it has all the backing necessary to implement the details. President Trump will need to make Prime Minister Netanyahu and the people of Israel one very large promise which must be kept, namely that he will implement this peace in such a manner that the main political and other power structures, hopefully including the Arab League, finally recognizing Israel’s right to existing as the Home of the Jewish People and their ending all belligerent actions against the Jewish State of Israel. The final item would be the repealing by the Arab League of the Khartoum Resolution and especially its “Three No’s; no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.” This in and of itself would be a major accomplishment for bringing peace and stability to a region sorely in need of such. Israel should be far less of a problem as these nations in the Arab League face threats from Iran as well as in Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and the Sudan (hopefully this list seems a tad familiar). Should President Trump deliver on such a wide ranging solution forging some credible amount of peace and stability in the Middle East, do not expect any parades, laurel wreaths, write ups in the New York Times or any recognition other than, at best, stunned silence or, at worst, attempts to make a mockery of that which their heroes could not accomplish. Whether any of this comes to pass is unfortunately up to many of us despite how much we may desire such solutions, but the most we can do is pray and write our representatives in Congress and wherever else one may have such. So, for now pray and may these prayers be answered as we wish and our celebrations be true and many.

 

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