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February 5, 2016

The Reason the Palestinians Claims are Invalid

 

There is a one-step fits all, sure-fire, infallible, one-hundred-percent guaranteed way of immediately extinguishing any argument which has as any part of it that Israel is forbidden from building cities, towns, business parks, shopping malls or anything their minds’ or hearts’ desire east of the Green Line up to and including along the banks of the Jordan River and Dead Sea; and that is the very well-crafted and painstakingly worked wording of the argument the other side loves to wave around never allowing it to slow so anybody can have an opportunity to read it, that is United Nations Security Council Resolution 242. They will claim that Israel must pull out of all the territories they won by their aggressions in the June 1967 Six Day War which means the 1949 Armistice lines which separated Israel from Palestine on June 4, 1967. Did you catch the main lies? The first is that Resolution 242 is a Chapter VI resolution which means it is not enforceable by the United Nations or any of the member states which was because it was evident and fresh in the minds of the world the words and threats from the Arab nations which made any and all Israeli actions legal self-defense and since Egypt had already blockaded the Israeli port of Eilat which was an act of aggressions which was tantamount to an actual invasion. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser had announced the blockade stating, “The Israeli flag shall not go through the Gulf of Aqaba. Our sovereignty over the entrance to the Gulf cannot be disputed.” This was a blockade which had no legal footing thus was tantamount to an act of war and should requests for its lifting remain unanswered or followed by more bluster and threats a state of war then exists with the blockading nation the aggressor, thus Egypt was in a state of declaring a war on Israel making any act by Israel a defensive act under international law. Israel had made requests and then demands but Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser simply kept repeating his boasts. The following threats and declarations of standing with Egypt simply added more fuel to a flame and something would initiate the actual war and no matter who struck, Israel was already under declarations for her annihilation making any act an act of defense. Here are samplings of some of the statements made from other national leaders from Egypt, Syria, Iraq and others.

Egyptian Radio, ‘Voice of the Arabs,’ “The sole method we shall apply against Israel is total war, which will result in the extermination of Zionist existence.” (May 18, 1967).

Syrian Defense Minister Hafez al-Assad was quoted boasting, “I, as a military man, believe that the time has come to enter into a battle of annihilation.” (May 20, 1967).

Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser declared, “We intend to open a general assault against Israel. This will be total war. Our basic aim will be to destroy Israel.” (May 26, 1967).

Gamal Abdel Nasser stated in a definitely threatening speech that, “The armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon are poised on the borders of Israel … to face the challenge, while standing behind us are the armies of Iraq, Algeria, Kuwait, Sudan and the whole Arab nation. This act will astound the world. Today they will know that the Arabs are arranged for battle, the critical hour has arrived. We have reached the stage of serious action and not of more declarations.” (May 30th 1967).

Gamal Abdel Nasser stated in a speech to the General Council of the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions, “Taking over Sharm el-Sheikh meant confrontation with Israel also meant that we were ready to enter a general war with Israel. The battle will be a general one and our basic objective will be to destroy Israel” (May 26th 1967).

Iraqi President Abdur Rahman Aref shot his mouth off with, “The existence of Israel is an error which must be rectified. This is our opportunity to wipe out the ignominy which has been with us since 1948. Our goal is clear – to wipe Israel off the map.” (May 31, 1967).

Not to be left out, Al Akhbar, Cairo’s daily newspaper boasted, “Under the terms of the military agreement signed with Jordan, Jordanian artillery, coordinated with the forces of Egypt and Syria, is in a position to cut Israel in two at Qalqilya, where Israeli territory between the Jordan armistice line and the Mediterranean Sea is only 12 kilometers wide.” (May 31st 1967).

In a Radio broadcast Iraqi President Abdel Rahman Aref stated, “Brethren and sons, this is the day of the battle to avenge our martyred brethren who fell in 1948. It is the day to wash away the stigma. We shall, God willing, meet in Tel Aviv and Haifa” (June 1st 1967).

Ahmed Shukairy, chairman of PLO in Jordanian Jerusalem, was asked in news interview what will happen to the Israelis if there is a war, he replied, “Those who survive will remain in Palestine. I estimate that none of them will survive.” (June 1st 1967)

Jordanian King Husain in a press conference called in Amman, Jordan issued a warning to Britain that they were in risk of losing their Arab friends cautioned, “There are no words I can use to express my disappointment at the attitude that the British Government has taken with regard to the Gulf of Aqaba.”

 

 

Map of Israel Should Any of the Nations of the World Actually be Honest and Truly be Seeking Peace which Can Only Be Attained Should Israel Have the Most Defensive Borders Imaginable

Map of Israel Should Any of the Nations
of the World Actually be Honest and Truly
be Seeking Peace which Can Only Be
Attained Should Israel Have the Most
Defensive Borders Imaginable

 

 

It was in retrospective that the wording of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 were slowly and purposely chosen with not only the words which were incorporated but also the words which remain unincluded from the document. Nowhere in the document are the wordings ‘the lands’, ‘all lands’, ‘all the lands’ or other phrasing intimating that all of the lands, all the territories gained by Israel were from an illegal war as Israel was the aggrieved party whose actions were of a defensive nature and thus Israel technically could retain all of the lands; so the Security Council was being aggressive and couching to the rather irate and shocked Arab world who desperately wanted a do-over from the very same borders from which they had just lost a war they were assured they would easily be victorious and sampling the wines on a Tel Aviv beach at least a few months or so before the issuance of UNSC Res 242 which was released on November 22, 1967, over five months since the war was halted before Israel conquered even more lands. The truth be told, Israel had achieved all of their objectives and then some. The most important items Israel was intent on achieving were the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon, all of Judea and Samaria to the West Bank of the Jordan River and at the least the passes in the north, center and south of the central mountains in the Sinai Peninsula which would also include reestablishing the Gaza Strip; but the Red Sea’s eastern leg and the Suez Canal worked just as well and upon the initiation of the Yom Kippur war where Israel was caught completely flat-footed and off-guard thus the additional distance translated to time desperately necessary to gather and organize forces which were mostly in services without any means of being contacted. The IDF sent out unit commanders in vehicles hastily equipped with loud speakers sounding the alarm which usually would have been made by telephone. Additionally, Israel believing that there was no threat as their usually good intelligence had failed and failed utterly leaving additional numbers of troops granted leave for the high holidays thus their front line units were ill prepared and frighteningly undermanned.

 

There is another set of words which were hopefully well vetted and intentional in every form and application. These words are, “work for a just and lasting peace in which every State in the area can live in security” which is where there is the understanding that the peace will be made between the States of the area with agreements which allow for borders which will provide all states with secure and defensible borders including Israel. This phrase more than any other displays the fact that the members of the Security Council, especially the five permanent members, stressed that all the nations should have defendable borders which would prevent another war in the future. The only nation under threat in the area is Israel unless one counts the attempt by Syria to reconquer the areas they considered to be a large section of southern Syria, an area better known in modernity as Jordan. The other mention was for the peace to be made between the states which were a party to the war which removes any claims by some entity called Palestine as there was no such entity existed on June 5, 1967 and thus such an entity does not have any claim against Israel. Nowhere does the resolution allow for any member state to the conflict to gift their presumed claim to other groups for the purpose of establishing a new nation not originally included in the conflict. If there are Arabs residing in areas west of the Jordan River who would prefer to reside in a state under Arab or Muslim rule there exist numerous states to choose from starting with Jordan, the last nation the Arabs in Judea and Samaria were granted citizenship until Israel gave partial citizenship to the Arabs residing in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights which Israel had annexed and are now permanent parts of Israel and Hashem help the Israeli leader who thinks or acts otherwise.

 

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January 13, 2016

Israel and the Iran Saudi Arabia Standoff

 

If you have been following the news in the Middle East there is one overriding story behind almost everything you read about whether it is mentioned or not; the standoff between Iran and Saudi Arabia, also called the Sunni Shiite Never-Ending War which has raged and subsided and raged and subsided repeatedly over the past fourteen centuries. So, let us take a short trip around a few of the hottest hot-spots in the world and peek behind the curtains to uncover some of the behind the scenes realities. Syria, Iran and Hezballah, the Shiite forces, are supporting/allowing Bashir al-Assad to rule Syria or at least be over Damascus and the western seaboard and the Israeli border; while Saudi Arabia supports the Sunni rebel forces trying to unseat al-Assad completely. Then there is the Islamic State which though Sunni is the orphaned freckled, red haired child nobody wishes to claim as their brand, and has been too eager and enthusiastic to embrace the extremes from the Quran and take them to extremes not seen and force them onto the world’s stage for inspection, revulsion and unfathomed attractive side which has swelled their following providing more troops and suicide bombers and women, many from Western nations, seeking to fill a gaping hole in their lives which defies rational explanation. In Yemen Saudi Arabia is supporting the former ruling Sunnis while Iran has provided the weaponry behind the meteoric swarming across Yemen by the Houthis rebels. In Lebanon, Iran has supported the virtual takeover by Hezballah while Saudi Arabia has supported the Sunni Arabs and by that indirectly some of their Christian allies. Hamas in Gaza has been reaping the benefits from two sources aiding their efforts with their natural ally being the Muslim Brotherhood which provides direct military assistance with arms, explosives and experienced trainers while Iran supplies arms, technology and monies keeping a southern front they can call into play to add a second front squeezing Israel between Hamas and Hezballah. Islamic Jihad is entirely supported through Iran which can be used to pressure Hamas to support any attacks under Iranian request knowing that they could always open the front without them and it would make little difference as Israel would still hold Hamas responsible. Egypt is allied behind Saudi Arabia simply because they realize that they have no friends in Tehran and should Iran defeat Saudi Arabia for sole hegemony approaching, if not surpassing Israeli conventional powers would leave Egypt in a difficult position. Iraq is another direct confrontation with Iran supporting the Shiite government in the south and Saudi Arabia supporting the remnants of the Sunni in central and eastern Iraq while Islamic State is dominant in Western Iraq and the Kurds solidifying their North Western Iraq positions with their North Eastern Syria holding and working to survive the Turkish airstrikes which Erdogan pretends that those strikes are against Islamic State forces. Then there are the fires burning in Libya where the Islamic State and al-Qaeda are vying against tribal forces who are fiercely independent and appear that some favor the similar fierceness they perceive in the Islamic State. Then there is Turkey who in many ways is the other wild card other than Egypt with one difference, Turkey would not mind an Iranian dominant Middle East rather than Saudi Arabia as they have had an off and on relationship with Iran never quite burning all their bridges while Saudi Arabia had no great love for Erdogan poisoning their relations thoroughly. The last actor and the thus far only nuclear power with ICBM capabilities but also the only nation which could cause all of these forces to ignore their individual hatreds and unite against which is why Israel is being very quiet and attempting by all means to sit idly on the sidelines of any potential breakout of open warfare. Does Israel have a preferred side? Probably, like Egypt, Israel had no love lost for Iran and would likely see Saudi Arabia as the lesser of two evils. Israel also had relations, though rather chilled on some levels and dependent on the Sisi Presidency and will remain dependent on who holds that office.

 

There are rumors which have been verified that talks exist between Israel and Turkey to resume more friendly relations by putting the Mavi Marmara debacle behind them. The leaks or intentional releases to the media by high placed officials or people with knowledge or any of the assembly of the usual suspects have pointed out that there exist some very insurmountable obstacles which could scuttle any deal. Then there has been the warnings sounding more like demands from Egypt warning against such moves by Israel. Part of what is driving the rapprochement has been the need by Israel of a route to deliver natural gas to Europe and Turkey being one of the more logical connections which would make such possible. Turkey has already natural gas lines leading into Europe from Russia and other Central Asian sources which any Israeli connection could be wed to and Turkey herself has need of an additional source of natural gas as their relations with Russia have taken a dive over downing of a Russian fighter jet for presumably crossing into Turkish airspace while on a mission in neighboring Syria. Further, Israel will require any deal not demand any sacrifices Israel is not ready to make as Israel also would not savor soured relations with Russia and Russia is a far more important friend and a far worse enemy than Turkey could even pretend to offer. Additionally, the talk that there is a Saudi Arabia oil pipeline deal being researched to allow Saudi Arabian crude oil across Israel and to one of the Israeli Mediterranean ports to be running as a secondary means of getting Saudi Arabian and allied nations hooked into the Saudi and Kuwaiti oil pipeline systems to get their oil to market should hostilities break out and shipping become unsafe and uninsurable over threats by Iran to sink and oil tanker attempting passage through the Straits of Hormuz as they have threatened numerous times. The disaster of a closed Straits of Hormuz and the disaster such would present for oil transportation from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the rest of the GCC nations, all one need do is read the map below, and for all first year ROTC Lieutenants who are map-challenged, the picture of which it can be said that a picture is worth fifty or so maps when describing such a situation as this. Also, by laying such a pipeline, Saudi Arabia would also have gotten around the Bab-el-Mandeb straights where Yemen, coming under Iranian control, though slower than six months ago as the Saudi efforts have begun to take hold, would choke off the southern end of the Red Sea and access to the Suez Canal. Iran has been busy taking control of maritime straits and Saudi Arabia is seeking a pipeline to bypass all the Iranian choke points but at the price of being accused of being a Zionist pawn. That may be the price the Saudi Royals may have to pay.

 

 

Map of Straits of Hormuz with Distance Legend plus Picture for a More Visceral Representation

Map of Straits of Hormuz with Distance Legend
plus Picture for a More Visceral Representation

 

 

The potential for a crisis should Saudi Arabia-Iranian situation continue to escalate and Saudi Arabia continue their sabotage of the price of oil by refusing to permit OPEC to lower their production as they are using their massive oil production potential to keep the prices where they and their allies can operate and still make a profit, a smaller profit, but still a profit while Iran and their main powerful backer, Russia, both unable to make much if any profits from their oil production capability. Further, this false low price of oil has had a chilling effect on United States fracking production which is more expensive but the United States oil producers, already pumping output, can make a profit by having their output processed within the United States as they save considerably from low transportation costs which would have been further lowered had the Keystone Pipeline been built which would have also facilitated more fracking operations thus increasing jobs not only for building the pipeline but also in the oil fracking business which jobs would have had a longer permanence. The Saudi Arabian pipeline rumored to be in the works to have it go through Jordan and Israel to Mediterranean Ports would provide a new shipping point for shipments to Europe and would conceivably have an expansion of Israeli refining opening new and modern petroleum processing distilleries and other ancillary industries and employment. Such a pipeline, by removing the longer trek from the Persian Gulf around the Arabian Peninsula up the Red Sea and through the Suez Canal just to reach the Mediterranean Sea basically at an Israel port, would save Europeans as their price of oil would be significantly lower and the Saudi Arabians would also find greater profits while still making life difficult for the Russians and especially the Iranian oil industry.

 

Adding fuel to the fire, Saudi Arabia went forward with the execution of the Shiite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with forty plus Sunnis. The execution of Shiite Imam Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr comes after his spending a decade waiting execution while protests have rung throughout the Shiite world right up to the execution. After the execution, the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran and one of their Consulates were attacked and the Saudis ordered all diplomats from Iran out of Saudi Arabia within 48 hours. The rest of the GCC capitals also followed suit. The rioters in Iran protesting the Saudi Arabian actions in the execution of Shiite Imam Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr for good measure also were burning flags of the United States claiming they were supportive pawns of Saudi Arabia and also flags of Israel as Israel was really behind the United States and Saudi Arabia, plus were defeating the holy Islamic rule in Egypt and Turkey, meddling in Syria, threatening Lebanon, imposing a greater Israel from the Euphrates River to the Nile River, aggressing against the Rule of the Twelfth Imam and affecting the weather through global warming to sink Easter Island, the Galapagos, the oil fields in Alaska and the polluting of the Solar System with spacecraft blighting Allah’s creations. Well, yes, perhaps I got carried away, but at what point did you notice things had gone off the rails? Actually, there may come a day if Islam completes their desired path and rule all of the world and still, somehow, Israel is left completely alone standing on an Islamic world, still any ill or problem will still be placed at the feet of Israel and blaming Israel will have completed what the BDS loons started, making Israel the idol that all worship as the killer of dreams.

 

Any completely losing it in this article is due to the dread of having to listen to President Obama’s State of the Union address at least four times if I am to be able to critique it other than, EXCUSE ME!?! Um, sorry for yelling, it is really freaking me out and I will hate my DVR by night’s end.

 

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November 11, 2015

Realities of the Settler Building Freeze

 

The building freeze has implications and aims at changing the status-quo set up by the Oslo Accords. It is the stipulation in the Oslo Accords which has forced Mahmoud Abbas to declare that the Arabs are no longer restrained by the Oslo Accords and are now simply moving on to restoring the entirety of Palestine which is from the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea. There are many claims and less than honest denunciations concerning the map and the allotments and definitions demarking how the lands were to be shared and divided. So, let us dive into some of the reasoning and include some of the misconceptions and outright lies about the divisions agreed upon at the setting of the Oslo Accords as they were originally negotiated and even at a second conference which fine-tuned the agreement so as to address some of the Arab complaints and adjusting for Arab demands to remedy what they claimed were unfair provisions which the Israelis had ‘forced’ them to agree with and signing the original Oslo Accords treaty. One thing to keep in mind is that when the Oslo Accords were being hammered out and originally written and agreed upon as well as the amendments were added and adjustments made the Arab leadership top two positions were held by Yasser Arafat with Mahmoud Abbas right next to him. True, they had others who did most of the negotiating and other excuses but it was under their watch that the Oslo Accords and Oslo II were negotiated and had Yasser Arafat signed along numerous others as it often goes at these ceremonial signing events before the media. The select thrust is that the entirety of the Oslo Accords negotiations were agreed upon by Arafat and Abbas holding the top positions which means that Abbas’s complaints over the past number of years which have led to his discarding any constraints imposed by the Oslo Accords was all part of the scheme to completely lose Oslo and replace it with the propaganda that has been carefully orchestrated such that the impressions by the media and much of the United Nations as well as the European Union, United States, the Arab League, all the MENA nations, the Quarter and just about everyone else one might think of including believing that the entirety of Judea and Samaria were always intended to be the borders for the Arab state to be carved out of lands which were reserved solely for the Jewish state but some promises are more important than others just as all animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others. The discussion will be basing our expiations upon will be using the map below which comes to us credit of the United Nations all for the sake of accuracy.

 

 

Oslo Accords Division of Judea and Samaria into Areas A, B & C where A & B were Arab and C and Military Zones were Israeli as per the United Nations (this is their map)

Oslo Accords Division of Judea and Samaria into
Areas A, B & C where A & B were Arab and
C and Military Zones were Israeli as per the
United Nations (this is their map)

 

 

The first feature which probably grabbed your attention early on was that large grey area along the eastern or right side of the map. This area was and always has been an area separated from considerations as it was designated as a military requirement for Israeli security which was supposedly guaranteed such that Israel could have a solid defense from any ground offensive coming from the east, not something out of the question with the Islamic State near to this exact area with solely Jordan to potentially prevent their access and additionally there are currently thousands of Jordanians demonstrating and demanding that Jordan abrogate the treaty with Israel as the first step to declaring a war and destroying the Jewish state. The area serves as an early warning system to use radar, visual and other detection capabilities to intercept air attacks such as aircraft and missiles. This is a reality and even more so after the Iran treaty has left a legal path to nuclear weapons and an even bigger threat that Iran might not be all that patient and ignore the restrictions and start or continue a clandestine operation and reach not only nuclear break out capability but to actually build a respectfully sufficient nuclear weapons stockpile where they could feel adequately safe in launching a nuclear attack. This was the requirement and this area even to today has limited civilian locations with the exception of around Jericho.

 

The next obvious problem which needs explanation is why the light yellow areas are snakelike and separating the Arab denoted areas into smaller areas which to the innocent eye would be doing exactly what Mahmoud Abbas has endlessly complained about, dividing the Arab areas into bantus. The areas were not imposed randomly simply to chop off neighbors from friends or farmers from their fields or any such propaganda. The Palestinians are allowed to use these roads and cross the roads as are the Israelis, but Israel is responsible for the security and safe usage of the roadways and as Israel is also tasked to provide protection from all forms of attack be it terror, invasion or other attacks both foreign and domestic, logic dictates that Israel have free access to the main roads and other vital areas which provide military or civil advantages both for support, logistics and tactical necessities. This was also demanded to serve Israeli security, this time as a way to control terrorism which also made necessary being permitted to place checkpoints in some locations in a permanent basis while also having roaming and special checkpoints all depending on situational awareness or specific intelligence. If there had been no terror attacks, no bombings, no rock throwing or other threats, this division would still be necessary as Israel being responsible for protection from foreign invasion, these main highways and roads would also be absolutely necessary for a rapid and effective response. The rest of the grey area mixed into other areas would be where Israel ‘settlements’ already existed or had been planned by the time the Oslo Accords had been proposed and ratified. Remember that these maps were agreed upon by the Arab side, but when you have no intention of ever reaching an agreement and only wanted to gain any foothold from which to use propaganda, media bias, misinformation, and outright lies, then maps denoting intended areas assigned for division of settlements are meaningless.

 

What does any map defining an intermediate starting stage mean to those whose idea of the eventual and fair and equitable result is the complete eradication of the other side, complete subjugation, if not eradication of the other side; as the only permissible result which would preordained by the god of your religion would not allow for anything less. The world has done an unbelievable job of once again making a promise to the Jews and the Zionists, then and after the it was deal decided that their promises were meaningless as soon as it became possible to find some promising way to potentially destroy Israel and remove the Jewish state, if not the Jews as a whole, from the face of the earth. The first was after the Balfour Declarations being adopted by the League of Nations at the San Remo Conference which called for the entirety to be used for the Jewish state providing that the local peoples were allowed freedom of religion, societal freedoms and freedom to self-rule in their day to day lives with the Jewish population being responsible for international relations and defending the state. It took less than two years after the adoption of the Treaty of Sèvres when the British came up with the next promise, or should we term it a lie when they guaranteed that if the Zionists permitted the lands east of the Jordan River to be used for an Arab state which would be the homeland for the Arabs of the area leaving all of the lands west of the Jordan River to be used as the Jewish state. This promised that the division was the final compromise would have left the map as depicted in the next map, very much the map the most ardent Zionist nationalist who may foolishly believe the world was telling the truth with the Transjordan (Jordan) promises.

 

 

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

 

 

The building freeze which had become the mainstay of President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and of course the Arabs and the European Union has a very nefarious effect on any eventual decision. The term which corresponds directly to the building freeze and that is facts on the ground. Facts on the ground are claimed to be the main determination for what lands and areas are controlled by the Arabs and the Israelis. With the Israelis refused the right to build anything the Arabs can build neighborhoods even those surrounding and close in to the existing Jewish neighborhoods such that as they cut them off from any major highway or major thoroughfare they would take control of the entire area including the Jewish communities taking control of them and forcing the Jews out just as Jordan did to the Jews living in Judea and Samaria as well as eastern Jerusalem and the Old City when they occupied these lands taken from Israeli control in the 1948 war to destroy Israel which Israel lost lands to Judea, Samaria and most of Jerusalem to Jordan; the Golan Heights to Syria; and Gaza to Egypt; but Israel survived, which is why they refer to it as their War of Independence when it was actually their war for the right to live; so losing may have been a potential result, but it was never considered a possibility as they could not realize such an occurrence after the horrors they had survived during the Holocaust just a few years earlier. The building freeze is simply a means through which the world can force the Jews to surrender more of Judea and Samaria to the Arab demands and it is looking like this is working as the Europeans have been financing the building of Arab neighborhoods within the areas which were exclusively reserved for Israeli towns and cities as well as within the eastern defensive zone thus also making for a more vulnerable zone. With Arab building being built by Europeans, the claim is that the Arabs are not building in any zone forbidden them, the Europeans are building settlements and cities within Area C and nothing says that the Europeans cannot build there and nothing says they cannot sell these houses and other buildings to Arabs if they choose to do so. Thus the Europeans are simply building cities and settlements and selling them to whomever they choose at an affordable price, somewhere around free. The reality of the insistence by President Obama, and almost a certitude to be continued by President Clinton and potentially Republican President depending on the candidate and more than likely under a President Bernie Sanders who despite being born into a Jewish family had never lost any sleep over Israel, the building freeze may become a permanent certitude. But it may already be too late for there to be any other conclusion but for Israel to surrender everything and displace over one million Jews from their homes, remove entire industrial parks and numerous companies resulting in the loss of thousands upon thousands of Arab jobs as these industries either pack up and give up or rebuild their operations inside Israel across the border, a border completely closed and near impossible for any to cross and this would cost thousands more jobs for those Arabs who currently are allowed into Israel daily for work.

 

There are some ramifications which the world had not quite invested sufficient thought. Once the Arabs are given their state and let us assume for a moment that they gain everything the world believes they desire, despite the reality that the only peace they will accept is the total destruction of Israel with them standing atop the ashes, is that Israel could simply stop all interactions and services with the Arab state. Such is actually unlikely because Israel and her people are struck by a potentially fatal flaw; they are civilized and might be more concerned about the Arabs survival than they do about their own citizens’ energy and water consumer prices. The problem is that Israel provides the vast majority of water and electrical supplies to both Gaza and Judea and Samaria and could very easily stop providing them until the back owed bills be paid as they have been ignored for close to a decade. Then, after the past debts being paid in full, there would be just cause for Israel to demand that for future deliveries of these necessary and vital deliveries be paid for in advance or a significant security deposit be paid equal to an estimated six months estimated bill such that they would have a three month grace period in paying their bills before service would be cut off. Whatever the ramifications, the world is rushing forward playing with fire and believing that nobody will get burned or that they know who will get burned and they are comfortable with who they believe will get burned, but what if they are wrong, dead wrong. Still the world appears dead set on forcing Israel back within the pre-Six Day War borders for reasons many will claim are unknown. We will take a stab at why. First the logic as we work towards our thoughts. In 1948 the German Nazi officers and British officers actually worked side by side in advising the numerous Arab armies from seven nations as they attempted to destroy the nascent state in a war which lasted almost a year and a half and killed one tenth of the Israeli population. Yet somehow Israel survived. In the Six Day War when Egypt, Syria and Jordan with assists from other Arab states all attacked Israel the concept did not include Israel liberating Gaza, Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights as well as taking control of the Sinai Peninsula. It was more figured that the war would take even less time and the victorious Arab vanquishers favored by Allah would all be dancing in Tel Aviv within three days; things don’t always turn out as planned. In 1973 with complete surprise and most of the army personnel in Synagogue for Yom Kippur and it taking almost six hours before the reserves and regular units could be fielded, Israel ended up on the outskirts of Damascus and much of the way to Alexandria and Cairo after crossing the Suez Canal. After that surprise the Europeans and United States demanded that Israel retreat to the boundaries from which the war began. This defeat showed that if Israel had sufficient logistical depth they were near to invulnerable. This is one of the reasons for pushing Israel into the smallest size possible as the world has learned that they need all the help they can get if they will ever defeat Israel completely and undo what many in Europe and around the world now see as having been a fatal error, allowing the Jews to return to their natural homelands. The rumor was the land was not farmable, not productive and all but cursed with nobody making a go of the lands from the Romans to the present day. They believed the Jews were making a horrid mistake demanding this wasteland. They were wrong as this is the land of milk and honey and has surrendered her bounty to the Jews and will continue to do so. Granted, if the Jews are ever forced from the land it will dry up and refuse to bear its fruits no matter the amount of effort other peoples will attempt to make a go of it as this land and the Jewish people are a match made in Heaven, honest, a match made in Heaven and given that heavenly guarantee which is not transferable to anybody else.

 

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