Beyond the Cusp

May 22, 2019

Iranian Threats Must be Taken Deadly Seriously

 

Many in the Western World will claim that we should take threats made by Iran with a large measure of salt. Their reasoning is that no sane leader would risk such destruction upon their nation, its infrastructure and especially its people. We could not argue with this reasoning as no sane leader would risk such destruction. There are two slight problems with this reasoning as it has been applied to Iran. First is that the Ayatollahs, especially the most important Ayatollah, the Supreme Leader, do not believe that the United States would risk war with Iran because they believe they hold the same belief that President Trump is bluffing and would not risk the destruction Iran believes they could inflict upon the United States. This brings us to something which is necessary for going any further in this standoff review.

 

First, we will look at the United States and what they might be capable of inflicting upon Iran. The United States has replaced the aircraft carrier group in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, as the former group had been rotated to their home port, plus another carrier group in the eastern Mediterranean in addition to the fleet normally in the Mediterranean. Further, the United States has repositioned an entire B-52 Wing stationed in the region in the American base in Qatar. The aircraft carrier group was already scheduled for positioning and is not an additional deployment and as thus is merely part of the rotation of naval forces. The main additional threat is the B-52 Wing which provides some heavy bombers which are nuclear capable and can also carry the MOAB (Massive Ordinance Air Blast) nicknamed the Mother of all Bombs due to its size. This ordinance is a supersized Daisey Cutter and has an equivalence of eleven tons TNT forming a blast radius of one mile in every direction from the detonation point. Even using normative bombs, the B-52 specialty is performing what is called carpet bombing destroying large swaths of a region the plane overflies. The additional item is the B-52’s fly in formations in which one of the aircraft is what is called an electronics plane which specializes in jamming radars, giving false radar returns of additional B-52 Wings miles away from the actual group, diverting anti-aircraft missiles of numerous varieties and other electronic means for defending the wing. The naval forces America has within range of Iran includes a number of missile cruisers and frigates which have numerous varieties of missiles and warheads including nuclear warheads. But all of these are items the Iranians are fully aware but one has to wonder what the United States has in the region which Iran does not have when forming their equation. With any naval fleet there are some selection of submarines stationed within range of the fleet and even within the fleet to augment their abilities. There could be attack submarines which could assist with intercepting ships, including fast ships, and also could pass discreetly into the Persian Gulf. Then there is a possibility of submarines carrying missiles including what are called Boomers which carry nuclear missiles. Between the numerous assets the United States has advertised they have placed in the regions around Iran are sufficient to eradicate targets throughout Iran from specific targets to entire metropolitan regions and do so with conventional weapons. We are taking it on faith that the United States would not resort to the use of nuclear weapons except under the most serious of provocations.

 

Now, for the Iranian side of the equation which is less well defined. There is one wild card in the Iranian equation which is totally dependent upon the current location of the fleet they claimed to have deployed for stationing in the western region of the North Atlantic Ocean specifically to situate itself along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Of course, Iran has not stated that they intend to attack the United States mainland but has threatened the American naval assets in their region. The main threat coming from the Iranians is that should they come under attack, any attack by any country, they will completely destroy Israel immediately thereafter. Their threats have included the intent to use nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction such as biological or chemical weapons. Iran would not need to launch a single missile, launch aircraft to bomb Israel, they simply can send the order to their terror forces in the region to launch all-out attacks on Israel and sit back and watch. So, what are the forces and what are their weapons they might use. The one many people are already familiar with are Islamic Jihad, a direct arm of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), as well as Hamas to attack Israel with various rockets which are capable of striking near Jerusalem and the entirety of the Tel Aviv metropolitan region all the way to Haifa in the north and possibly bring down some of the skyscrapers in the center of Tel Aviv all from Gaza. That would likely be the Iranian opening strike in order to entangle Israel and the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) in Gaza in the south. Then, after two or three days waiting for the IDF to be forced to become fully involved with the Iranian terror extension in Gaza. Then Iran would unleash their main force in the region out of Syria and Lebanon backed by whatever IRGC forces they might have stationed in Syria, that being Hezballah. Hezballah has approximately one-hundred-fifty-thousand rockets and missiles of varying sizes and ranges. Their largest can strike all of Israel and beyond with very large warheads including biological and chemical warheads and, if they have them, nuclear warheads (see map below).

 

Hezballah Rocket & Missile Threat

Hezballah Rocket & Missile Threat

 

Hezballah also has access to the entirety of the Lebanese military weapons. These weapons include numerous Russian tanks, armored vehicles and anti-tank missiles as well as American Abrams Main Battle Tanks, armored vehicles and helicopters as well as whatever Iran has been capable of smuggling to the Hezballah terrorist army, and it is an army, make no mistake about that. Additionally, Hezballah has dug an unknown number of tunnels under the Israeli border to use as an intricate part of their invasion plans in addition to the tunnels and bunkers they have spread over southern Lebanon across the entirety of Lebanon below the Litany River. Any assault by Hezballah would initially be a massive firing of rockets with the hope that when Israeli Air Force arrives to end the barrage that they will be able to use the anti-aircraft missiles they probably possess. There have been rumors that Hezballah has been equipped with the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft systems as well as shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles such as MANPADS and Stinger Missiles. At some point the Hezballah Army and the IDF would engage. The plan from Iran is that after forcing the IDF to engage with Islamic Jihad and Hamas and other terrorist groups operating in Gaza, then Israel would not have top-line elite forces left to engage their main force from in Lebanon supported out of Syria. Their thinking may or may not be valid. That may be mistaken as Israel could alter their normal division of forces and use weapons which Israel has normally deployed. Then again, Israel has not been required to engage with Gaza and Hezballah at the same time. There is one means to which Israel could resort which she normally does not use. No, we are not talking about nuclear weapons or any other weapons of mass destruction. Israel also has missiles, very accurate missiles with various warheads. What kinds of warheads? The normal answer to this question is, if we told you we would have to kill you, but that is too trite. Israel has the normal range of warheads of any first-world nations which include EMP (both nuclear and conventional), high explosive, incendiary, fuel-air (thermobaric) and various others including nuclear should such an exchange become necessary.

 

But what else would such an attack cause? Israel has stated that should Hezballah attack that Iran would not be spared. Iran definitely has S-300 and potentially has S-400 Russian anti-aircraft and missile systems. How sophisticated are the Israeli missiles? We know they are accurate and that they include advanced cruise missiles but the cruise missiles would require being launched from aircraft or naval vessels closer to Iran to be within their range. Israeli aircraft are almost exclusively fighter jets whose range would not permit any extended time over targets in order to reach Iran unless they were granted landing rights from a nation between Israel and Iran. Releasing the name of any Arab or Islamic nation which might have agreed to give Israeli fighters landing rights if necessary was the method by which President Obama kept Israel from inhibiting the Iranian production of nuclear weapons. Things have changed, or so we are led to believe. That will remain to be seen as time reveals what will become history.

 

What is frightening for Israelis, Iranians and potentially far beyond even to the United States is what follows a war between the United States and Iran in the Middle East. Such a war would immediately escalate to include Israel almost immediately. The entirety of the Israeli anti-missile systems would be tested to or beyond its ability, we can merely pray that it is up to the task as Iran has intimated that she would launch as many nuclear tipped missiles as it would take to get at least two of them through the Israeli defenses as they believe that would be sufficient to completely wipe Israel from the map. This begs the question as to exactly what it would take to prove that Iran had launched a nuclear tipped missile at Israel simply from the remains of the successful interception of such a missile. Would sufficient crucial pieces remain which could be used to prove such a case? Would anybody actually believe any proof Israel provided? What would result from such an exchange?

 

Well, the answer is that nothing would change and Iran would not be decimated while Israel might remain. So, for argument’s sake we will assume Israel also survives any such conflict. The very first thing would be the condemnation of the United Nations General Assembly of Israel demanding that Israel cease their hostile and unprovoked attacks. Then would come the various agencies of the United Nations followed by a litany of nations largely from the Group of 77, the coalition of one-hundred-thirty-four developing nations which have mostly followed the Arab and Muslim worlds blindly and thus will gleefully condemn Israel and exonerate Iran and turn on the United States if given any chance to do so. The chance that such a conflict would widen into a greater conflagration is actually small. There exists a possible path should Russia get involved and side with Iran. First thing is that Russia and Iran (Persia) have a long and violent history of ill wills. Russia is favorable to Israel as first, there are a large number of Russians in Israel, second, they admire what Israel has accomplished and third, Russia wants no part of a conflict with any nuclear capable nation with advanced missiles and pinpoint guidance systems. Fortunately, the majority of the Arab world being Sunni Muslims and untrusting of Persian, especially when they are Shiite, will simply wait any war involving Iran out unless attacked by Iran. We can assume that any nation which may end up fighting Iran will not be concerned with engaging the Arabs world as well. So, as long as Russia stands aside there will be little chance of this war widening beyond Iran, the United States and Israel. Nobody else wishes to have a dog in this fight and to be honest, Israel would love nothing more than to sit any and all future wars out.

 

 

The best solution to this would be the United States and Iran talking and making a new deal, but there has been some bad blood from the United States withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) and demanding a renegotiation in which the terms would be far less advantageous for Iran. The Ayatollahs, specifically Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei who is the one who believes he got sand kicked into his face by President Donald Trump. This is something that Supreme Leaders, Kings, Emperors and other dictators take very badly and tend to react violently. We may find the answer as to whether the Supreme Leader Khamenei was serious about sacrificing the people and nation of Iran in order to destroy Israel and the United States or was he blowing smoke to try and appear more powerful. Iran is rated as the fourteenth most powerful military with Israel two spaces behind at sixteenth. Of course, Russia is rates second, China third and the United States was first, of course. The pivotal individual in this entire imbroglio is the Iranian Supreme Leader and those with influence in his decision-making processes. This includes the Council of Experts, a group of senior Imams, Ayatollahs, who are responsible for appointing Supreme Leaders and advising them, the Iranian President and their Parliament, though the elected individuals have far less input than the Ayatollahs as they are merely elected by the people, even though the Assembly of Experts also decide who is permitted to run for office. In the end, it will be the top Ayatollahs who will be more likely to simply agree with whatever the Supreme Leader decides. The problem is he is the one who likely feels he has been insulted directly by President Trump. There may be an attack upon the United States naval forces which will lead to a serious conflagration which we can only hope never does include nuclear weapons, no matter whose weapons they may be. In the end, it will be what Iran desires, peace or war.

 

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May 10, 2019

Why do They Always Target the Jews?

 

Well, the reason is in the numbers. The Egyptians faced a slave revolt if they did not allow Jews along with non-Jewish individuals to leave as Moses insisted. After a number of plagues, ten to be exact, the Jews were readied for their departure. Well, Pharaoh was not so ready for their departure. What we do not hear about the departure of the Jews from Egypt is that it was a ruse used to set the Jews up for one mighty massacre and the end of those people from history. The Bible tells us the story from a Jewish perspective without inspecting the other potential matters. Why did Pharaoh allow the Jews to leave? First, they need to wonder whether or not Pharaoh was going to use the Jews as an example to keep the remaining slaves (workers) in line and fearful of Pharaoh. Was it actually Pharaoh’s idea to allow the Jews and those supporting their efforts to gather and separate themselves from the rest of the workforce and then slaughter them out in the open and bring Moses and a few others from the leadership back in chains to teach everyone what happens when you mess with Pharaoh? It might have actually worked just as described except for some timely divine intervention. Instead, Pharaoh returned with almost his entire army which left with him to perform his butchery of those upstart Jews dead and left at the bottom of the Red Sea (Sea of Reeds is a modern and potentially incorrect translation). Pharaoh had to explain where his Royal Guards and elite forces were as he left with thousands in his army and returned with maybe fifty top commanders who all spoke of the raw power of the Jewish deity, Hashem, and the splitting of the sea and its closure upon the entire body of their troops. For all we can fathom, anti-Semitism may have been sewn into the psyche of mankind that fateful day when Pharaoh probably had no greater hate than for the slave revolt that defeated him, the most powerful of mankind, defeated by unarmed slaves whose only true weapon was their faith in Hashem.

 

History is filled with page after page of hatred for Jews. The Bible records much of the revelations of how Jews were particularly despised, though it does downplay such. Then there is the Purim story where Haman almost succeeded in having the Kingdom of Persia massacre the Jewish People. It just might have worked had the Queen of Persia not been a Jewess. The Greeks outlawed the reading of the Torah, circumcision, and numerous other specifics which were holy to the Jews and we practiced them in private. The Roman Empire was the next in line with a plan to wipe these pesky Jews from the face of the earth. It worked just as planned with the Carthaginians and who knows how many others. This method was based on the idea that there could not be a people without their having a homeland. The Romans would disperse the subject people throughout their quite sizeable empire denying them even sufficient people to form even the smallest of a core group. But the Jews had some secret weapons. Their peoplehood was not as dependent upon the land as it was around the Torah and worship of Hashem. As long as they could find ten Jewish males of adult age, they could perform every required law in Torah. Even the Romans were powerless to prevent ten men meeting for a singular purpose. What the Romans did not know was their dispersion of the Jewish People became their protection against genocide. No longer could a regional power or virtually any power be able to destroy the Jewish People as they were spread too far and wide. Never again throughout history to the modern era have all the Jews come under a single power or alliance.

 

But as for why have the Jews so often been the all but perfect victims, that is a matter of logistics. First off, the Jews have and will probably continue to be a small percentage of the people in any nation. Second is the problem that anti-Jewish animus has always existed even if only amongst the people on the edges of a society. Hitler proved how far one can succeed by simply taking the disgruntled during bad times and turning them into a unified force against an enemy for which they already were prepared to hate, or at least had no really positive feelings towards. Add in the centuries of anti-Semitic hatred found throughout the history of Europe and Christianity as well as the anti-Semitic founding of Islam and you have a ready-made excuse for anti-Semitism throughout most of the world. Add in modern telecommunications and a further spread of anti-Jewish animus is ready to be hatched even in those regions where there is no history of anti-Semitism. There are a few groups within which it will be difficult to inculcate an anti-Semitic core of feelings, and that is amongst the Buddhists as hating any creature is an anathema to them. Still, the seeds of Jew hatred have truly now been spread worldwide and that is one thing which will never be undone for as long as humanity rules this orb.

 

But why the Jews? Well, since the final revolt against the Romans, which was a very long time ago, there has been almost no large, organized Jewish force and definitely not a Jewish army until the founding of Israel. Part of the worldwide, specifically in the United Nations and Europe, animosity towards Israel is partially a transference of their already existent anti-Semitism and the rest is mostly piling-on. The problem is this “piling-on” has led to instilling anti-Semitic seeds in these nations and many have jumped on the idea that the reason for their problems is easy, it’s the Jews who have subverted their noble leaders’ efforts. With the mainstream world media in a constant dripping of anti-Israel articles, conspiracy theories and lies, the Jews amongst the nations, Israel, has become the new World Jewish Conspiracy upon whom to heap all blame for anything which does not proceed according to plan. Your new five-year economic revitalization plan failed to reach any of its goals, it was because of Jewish support for Israel stealing all the profits as the Jew sent all your profits and our monies to that Jew country, Israel. The temptation to play on what have become the worldwide fears that the Jews are out to control the planet, an idea which was put into writing by the Tsars of Russia with their falsity titled, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a conspiracy theory which refuses to die. Actually, it has come to have an unexpected (unless you are as paranoid as I) life of its own with increasing circulation worldwide in our oh-so-sophisticated-modern-societies. The one other item which has never managed to escape every age which makes up history is how the current age is so much closer to universal acceptance. This theme parallels with the theme of superiority of the modern age which has been touted also since Pharaoh and likely before. Every age is the most modern, as it is the now, and is assumed to be the most advanced, the most moral, the most humane and the one which will rid the planet of hate. But first, there will be the calls from the periphery, but first we need to be rid of the Jew if we ever hope to be safe and happy. This too has been part of every age almost from the beginning of time and easily reaching back into prehistory.

 

But why the Jews? Easy, we dress and identify differently and are a very small but dynamic minority. Further, throughout the ages, Jews have been amongst the most successful in business and numerous other ventures. This means that you get the largest return on your efforts stealing the wealth of the Jews. But probably the biggest other reason is the Jews have been the leaders in the movements for pacification of society, gun control and all the other means of leaving people defenseless. This also has left the Jews mostly defenseless. Add in their making up less than 0.2% of world population. This means for every thousand people in the world, you would expect to find two who are Jews. But as almost half the Jews reside in Israel, this means that the Jews in the rest of the world come closer to 0.1% of their populations. In Nazi Germany at the initial period while Hitler was still rising to power, the Jews were less than one-percent of the population of Germany. The majority of Germans had likely never knowingly met a Jew and thus had no knowledge of Jews or Judaism other than the government propaganda, and through the ages also the propaganda from the Church, both the Roman Catholic Pope and the numerous Protestant denominations as well. The Church became one of, if not the, progenitor of European and Western anti-Semitism. Following in those footsteps, the Protestant Reformation took their anti-Catholic driving force and simply added that to their persecution of the Jews. The Church and the various Protestant denominations seemed to compete one with the other to prove their being the most pious because they had executed, dispossessed and otherwise belittled their Jews the most. The bar had been set quite high after the onset of the Spanish Inquisition.

 

Then came the real proof that the world was being decided on the backs of the Jews. This is not to imply or otherwise say that the Jews had any say whatsoever in these events. We are referring to the Crusades as a response to the Islamic capture of Jerusalem and the Holy Lands. This was a period where the Christians and the Muslims both agreed upon one basic premise, namely that the Jews were assisting the other side. When the Christians would, say, retake Jerusalem they would execute and torture Muslims and Jews and then when the Muslims retook Jerusalem, they murdered and tortured Christians and Jews. This was a constant which plagued the Jews who remained in the Holy Lands. Fortunately, quite possibly a gift from Hashem, the Romans had dispersed the Jews centuries before guaranteeing their continuation in spite of the executions and other acts in the Holy Lands. This dispersion would actually serve to preserve the Jewish faith rather than destroying it. In the ensuing centuries both the Christian world and the Islamic world would brutalize, murder, torture, expel and force to wear identifying clothing upon the Jews wherever they resided. The initial demand for Jews to wear a yellow marking upon their outerwear was under Caliph Umar II in the early 8th century. The practice was reissued and reinforced by Caliph Al-Mutawakkil (847–861), subsequently remaining in force for centuries. This puts to lie that the Muslim world only learned how to be anti-Semitic from Europeans after World War II. Islam has had anti-Semitism ingrained in their Quran and in the Prophet Muhammad’s acts when alive making the killing of Jews to be a holy act fully endorsed by the Prophet and the Quran. Many modern Muslims believe that should they die murdering a Jew then they are guaranteed to go straight to heaven where they will receive wonderful rewards. This has worked to make the Islamic world very actively anti-Semitic.

 

There were those who mistakenly believed that when the horrors of the Holocaust and its complete gravity of the Nazi murder mechanisms became known, that this would drive the evil of anti-Semitism from the human race permanently. As it turns out, the neo-Nazis refused to believe the reality claiming that the Holocaust was a Jewish invention to take money from Germany and all the gullible people who would sympathize with the Jews and reinforce their lies. In the Islamic world this became the prevalent position with one twist, that this was used to force Israel onto Arab lands. Many an Arab leader would complain that the Europeans should have provided a place for the Jews likely carved from Germany. They are unswayed by the factual argument that the Jewish State of Israel had been planned at the San Remo Conference and incorporated into the Mandate System by a unanimous vote of the League of Nations soon after World War I. The anti-Semitism of the Islamic world is a very virulent form of the hate and has spread across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Arab nations and has spread beyond the Islamic world catching on largely by far leftist groups from Asia, specifically the Communist revolutionaries. The rise of Islamic immigrants across most of Europe has taken the hatred of anti-Semitism out of the closet and returned it to center stream Europe. This is also starting to produce a similar rise in the United States.

 

With the fact about the truth of the warning from the Passover Service that in every generation there will be one who rises against us. This one does not mean the lone crazy but refers to a person who sits in a powerful position with sufficient influence and inroads to the ruling elite to inflict anti-Semitic acts against a greater number of Jews than if they acted largely alone. This admonition has proven to actually have been wise council to have passed down the generations. The unfortunate part is that too many Jews either have never heard this caution or simply believe that the admonition had become history as anti-Semitism was dead. Well, pure, unadulterated and heated anti-Semitic hatred took a rest or even paused for a moment. Most American Jews are just waking to the fact that the demonic anti-Semites are back and show massive confusion on how such could happen. The religious point to the leftist policies of their assimilated brothers and sisters. Those leftists blame it on the religious claiming if they would simply blend into society, then there would be no problem as everyone would accept them because such would make them the good Jews. The second argument is so backwards in its logic, reasoning and conclusions, that we will allow the history to prove that point. During the time of Haman and the Persian Empire, the Jews Haman desired to murder resided in the main cities of the Persian Empire and were completely assimilated while those religious Jews had returned to the Holy Lands and rebuilt the Temple. Those Jews were mostly off of the Haman radar or were included simply to prevent any return of the Jew to Persian lands. The Greeks went the opposite way attempting to force the Jews to assimilate. The Torah explains that the Jews are a stiff-necked people which spoiled the assimilation plan of the Greeks as the majority of Jews remained and did not take up celebrating Greek holidays nor took up Greek practices and idolatry. As explained, the Romans gave destroying the Jewish People their best shot and likely saved the Jews in the future. Beyond Rome we have to tell the truth, half the Jews resided in the MENA regions which came under Islamic world and the other half remained under European rulers. Despite the fact that both sides suffered similar difficulties, many insist on arguing that the Jews had never been persecuted by the Muslims as Islam is the religion of peace. That is only true when the Muslims control a land and have cleansed them from any non-Islamic interests. This rendition of commentary on Islam is what is found in virtually any history or other book which speaks of Islam as the European historians simply accepted whatever their Islamic guides told them and thus Islam was given a complete pass by the majority of European historians. They simply did absolutely no actual in-depth, in-person research as they had no desire to spend time in the deserts of the MENA nations. Whatever they were told, despite it being a complete whitewash of the brutality the Jews faced and, in its stead, described a perfectly civilized people living in peace.

 

After World War II, anti-Semitism was briefly relegated into the shadows and was largely a plague on the far right. These were the neo-Nazis and the White Supremacists. This has been changing at a consistent rate as these far-right anti-Semites have started to be outpaced by those anti-Semites from the far-left and moving ever closer to being a position of the left. This is a new form of anti-Semitism which professes its innocence from being so labelled because their target does not consist of Jews per se, the target of their acrimonies and enmities is Israel, Israelis and the Zionists who love her. This is but a small smoke-screen behind which they can hide the truth of their hate, it is the new anti-Semitism. Proper and valid complaints about Israel and Israelis is one thing and is not anti-Semitism. What is anti-Semitism, it is demanding that Israel be held to a different and often higher standard than other nations, and that the IDF fight its wars without harming any noncombatant, something not expected from other militaries. These anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist types of anti-Semites will find some singular action and draw attention to this one act claiming it is indicative of the way Jews in Israel act in every case. One of their favorite claims is to turn the Holocaust back upon the Jews by claiming that the Israelis are committing a holocaust on the Arab Palestinians. There is no validity to this absurdity which is proven as the Arab Palestinian population continues to rise, something which would not be impossible if Israel truly desired their slaughter.

 

The facts never matter when the time comes for demonizing the Jews. Any accusation will be met with howls of more, more guaranteeing that every Jew must be guilty as charged, of course. That is how it starts while at the start the effects are rarely felt since their town did not have any Jews and, after all, we would never know a Jew, we’re better people than that. This is the emotional mindset of not only many a Jew hater, but soon it defines the general public and once it passes a certain point, then it becomes accepted amongst that which is the norm making such views the majority. In all too many Jewish neighborhoods, the common threat is the thought that it could never happen here, we are accepted, we have friends, business associates and are accepted members of the society. How do we know that these are the baseline of the Jews in the United States? Because if there were sufficient numbers of Jews to form a congregation, this was how they perceived the world. No such unadulterated and baseless hatred could ever reach their neighborhood, after all they are accepted, they have tenure and all sorts of awards and their employer loves them, all until that day those “others” came to town with their smart uniforms and guns and we just did what we were told, honest. That is just how “it cannot happen here” dies, in a single early morning, when the train disembarked them. The rest we had no means of preventing and then it was too late. Oh, they were so very sorry sharing your women’s jewelry, moving into your vacant house, driving your cars and taking everything which had been yours. How do you think these former friends who claimed they would die before allowing your being taken to the camps would react to your coming back home? Hint, they really do not wish to answer for their taking everything after you were carted away. What happened in way too many such instances, the returning Jew was shot without any witnesses and with all covering up the crime which soon became a non-event. This was the fate of hundreds of thousands of Jews who became untraceable leaving families and friends without closure or even knowing where their next of kin, their friend died and was buried. This was the result of the last Holocaust and will be the result of even future holocausts as once you make one group of people into non-people, then it is easy to do with such however one pleases. Trust that eventually there will be those who will make yours into a non-people and you will have nowhere to run.

 

There is one other piece to the puzzle which is something we have found to be true despite continuous criticism that such a statement cannot be made as generally and liberally as we apply this. But Jews are the ultimate pacifists and always the first to stick up for others in our so-called modern age. Gun control, supported by Jews in horrifying numbers often approaching 90% and even higher. The less traditional the congregation, the further left their politics and the more they support disarming everyone. They never quite figure out how the criminals are supposed to be disarmed when convicted felons on parole are often found to be carrying weapons. If they can acquire a weapon, then anybody with sufficient cash can appropriate a weapon, or be taken by a group of thugs. With such people money is only good if you can defend your right to said money. There used to be a pro-gun advertisement which stated that once there is total gun control, then only the criminals will have guns. They left out that also only the government will have guns, but I guess that was covered after all. There are two ideas which go together, leftist socialism and gun control and they both stem from the same weakness, a feeling that one is helpless and requires the state to care of them. This feeling of helplessness is indicative of the prey mindset, everything is a potential threat unless identified as otherwise. The feeling that they are only safe when with the rest of the herd and thus protected. Take a far left liberal outside their comfort zone and they would fall apart, generally, yes, we know there are exceptions, you outliers. What those who just complained that they are made of better stuff, well, guess you just volunteered to protect the rest of the herd. It may not be your job, but it just may be your responsibility if you believe in Judeo-Christian ethics. Quoting, amongst others, Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Sometimes you find your quotes come from the strangest places.

 

Why is it always the Jews? Well, it actually is not always the Jews. There was the mass murder of the Armenians by the Ottoman Turks, the Ukrainian Genocide of 1932–33 by famine which was induced by Stalin as he stole their food to feed Moscow leaving the Ukrainians next to nothing, the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge and too numerous other times throughout human history. All too numerous of these events involved the Jews for comfort. What we can place forward is that if there exists Jews in a region, they will take the brunt of any terrorism or assault simply because if you are capable of placing Jews amongst those you are opposing, then you can gain unbridled sympathy from Europe, the United Nations and countless organizations simply by decrying that the Jews and Israel are causing your problems. Truth does not matter. But there has been a constant throughout history, it has almost always been the Jews even where there have been scarcely a Jew to be found, should they find a single Jew, then they will be responsible for all damage from one’s civil war and the Jew will be accused of being responsible for everything claimed by either side in the end. The final draft of any agreement will claim that the Jew owes both sides for the loss of their heritage which both claim that the only Jew either side could find destroyed both. This is basically what Turkey is claiming about the areas along their Syrian border as they extend the Turkish borders southward while slaughtering the Kurds the United States State Department decided were expendable after they destroyed most of the Islamic State for the United States and the world, and what has their reward been? They have been denied again the homelands they too were promised after World War I. The difference being the Jews ignored the United States State Department and fought a war intended for their annihilation and established a flourishing modern nation. The Kurds should be permitted to try and do likewise but the world currently believes that the Arabs and Islam are the future. Everyone is permitted their own beliefs, but not their own facts. Well, that would be true except the State Department of the United States believes that the world will function exactly as they predict it will and all will be wonderful if their predilections ever forge reality. These are the people who originally backed the Nazis, then the Russian Communists followed by the Chinese Communists against the Capitalist Chinese who ended up with Formosa, Taiwan, The State Department backed the Communists even after the collapse as they were sure it would rise like the phoenix from the ashes. It did not rise, at least not yet, but we are sure a number of State Department offices are still waiting with great anticipation. To put things bluntly, it has been a long time since the State Department took the right side or did anything productive, but they keep on taking the wrong side every time or not taking a side at all.

 

Phoenix Rising from the Ashes Blazing in her Full Flamed Glory

Phoenix Rising from the Ashes Blazing in her Full Flamed Glory

 

That was why we advised the Kurds to declare their independence and pray that the United States Defense Department decided to assist them, which we are fairly certain they would, the only question being whether or not it would be done fast enough. The Kurds if provided with cover sufficient for their declaration of a nation large enough for all the Kurds from Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey to live under their own government, they would be another base for the American in case of any emergencies in this region and a check on Erdogan’s hopes for forming a greater Turkey on his way to the Second Ottoman Empire. Kurdistan would have provided the Western world with a stopcock preventing Turkish expansion and putting a damper on the Iranian dreams of being the new Persia. Their not declaring their independence will prove as a bane for them and for the United States. Fortunately for all involved, the Jews ignored the British, the United Nations and the United States State Department and went ahead with building, rebuilding their state home of Israel as best they could. Granted they were required to fight six allied Arab nations who were being advised by the British and German officers who were against the Jews ruling themselves anywhere, let alone where prophesy claimed they would return and rebuild their national homelands. This will persist as the main target for those who oppose the Jews as Israel is the huge poster with the target and bullseye painted upon it.

 

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May 7, 2019

When the World Offers no Solutions

 

Back in the year 2000 the world demanded that Israel surrender the final remainder of the areas liberated when they were captured during the Six Day War in 1967 and defended in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and suffered numerous terror wars ever since. Israel was pressured to allow the Palestinian Authority to have an opportunity completely free of any and all Israeli support or interference and show their ability to form a functional society with a firm economy in Gaza. In 2005 Israel pulled all Israelis out of Gaza including every settler, every last of their dead were reinterred fearing what would happen if their graves were left behind. History has taught that their bodies would be desecrated if not removed and reinterred safely within Israel. Finally, the final steps were performed in early September of 2005 as the IDF closed their bases and after destroying that which could not be transferred, the final IDF forces left handing the keys, so to speak, to Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority. This was the stagnated state that Gaza remained stuck in as there was little or no effort at development or improving the life of the average Gazan and terrorism continued unabated. In 2007 the tipping point was reached and Hamas declared open warfare with the Palestinian Authority. In bloody fighting, Hamas persevered taking over Gaza and have ruled the region as a dictatorial power appointing each leader rewarding those who were the most active in their war to destroy Israel. Hamas allowed for Islamic Jihad to also set up in Gaza as well as to a lesser degree the Islamic State and a collection of other terrorist entities and criminal gangs. Gaza has remained in this hellish state without any attempts to establish any economic engine other than those necessary for their war on Israel and a small sector servicing the terror leaders and their families and the relative few who have gathered great wealth servicing the terror war or operating the black market.

 

The average Gazan has a bleak outlook of the future as the economic structure of Gaza deteriorates with every offensive against Israel. Hamas and Islamic Jihad always set their rocket launchers in neighborhoods other than their own and thus have slowly destroyed much of the Gaza Strip ruining economic opportunities and making more people destitute without any future worth living. It should be no surprise that the majority of Gazans would prefer nothing more than to relocate and live anywhere that life could approach normalcy. There has been a slow and mostly illegal emigration out of Gaza without any program to aid these Palestinian Arabs in setting up a new life. Currently, the majority of electricity in Gaza is provided by Israel. The majority of natural gas comes from Israel. Much if not all of clean water comes from Israel. The Hamas and Islamic Jihad elite make sure that these provisions power their homes and lives to a far larger extent than that provided the remainder of Gazans. This is the sorry excuse for the governance in Gaza and the economic situation which it has degenerated into threatens to make Gaza into merely a terrorist engine. As far as the Hamas rulers of Gaza are concerned, the lack any semblance of an economic engine for the majority of the entire region forcing more and more Gazans into terrorist ranks is great as makes their breeding of future terrorists a far easier endeavor. For Israel, Gaza is a problem with no easy solutions and one obvious one. The unfortunate reality is the world, led by Europe, refuses to even couch the only solution for the people of Gaza, Israel and Egypt, namely for Israel to sponsor an exit strategy for the Gazans who desire starting their lives elsewhere. The European Union demands that Israel deal with Hamas through Egypt or the United Nations making ceasefire after ceasefire which they know Hamas and Islamic Jihad will break within weeks leading to their demand that a new ceasefire be negotiated with Israel being made to pay an ever greater price in blood, the cost of the interceptors and the death and injury of her people along with the lost economic production. Perhaps the time has come to ignore the United Nations, the European Union, foreign governments and every other busybody and do what will serve both Israel and the Gazan people the most favorable results to solve the situation to the satisfaction of all involved who are not involved with terrorism.

 

The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged

The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged

 

The problem can be permanently resolved but only if the rest of the world simply allow Israel to resolve the challenge in a manner conducive to all involved by removing the terrorist governance and reintegrate the region under Israeli control. The first stage would come in response to the upcoming rocket barrage from either Hamas, Islamic Jihad or whatever Gazan terror outfit which decides to restart hostile action. Israel should provide the United Nations, European Union and the rest of the notable busybodies that the next failure to keep peace in Gaza will result in Israel retaking Gaza as was presumed to be what would be the result of any failure of the Palestinian Authority. As the Palestinian Authority lost control in 2007, Israel was supposed to retake Gaza immediately after Hamas took control. This was the promise of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and United States President George W. Bush when the Gaza pullout was agreed upon by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Well, when Hamas took over Gaza in a coup in 2007, those American politicians apparently had a very serious case of amnesia and Israel was not provided coverage by the American administration to retake Gaza as they had promised. The rest is, as they say, history. One of the problems is that every rocket which is detected and determined to likely strike an inhabited region, the interceptor launched to destroy each one coasts approximately fifty-thousand-dollars in order to prevent what is likely a fifty to five-hundred-dollar rocket. That is another price which Israel could live without its necessity. Every Israeli saved by the Iron Dome is priceless, but there is still a price attached to every interception. This situation as it currently exists is unsustainable for Israel and even worse for the people of Gaza.

 

The solution is to allow Israel to conquer Gaza removing the terror entities forcing their leadership into exile and starting to undo the ecological and economic disasters which have resulted from their terrorist governance and its complete lack of concern for the people and the ecological situation leading to the Gazan groundwater being unfit to drink. The lives of the average Gazan outside the wealthier strip along the Mediterranean Sea, lives in an ecologic disaster area where when the tires are being burned along the border and the wind changes and blows from out of the east, the air is choking, as already stated, the ground water is undrinkable and the economic opportunities are all but nonexistent outside of joining the terrorist armies. The solution is the same as was applied to Eastern Jerusalem where the Palestinian Arabs are permitted all rights outside of political and even there they are permitted to vote in Jerusalem and neighborhood elections. Their sole restriction is from national elections as this will need to await decisions on providing them with full Israeli citizenship at some distant time. The Gazans can be permitted to have political rights within Gaza and its cities but remain under Israeli security with the IDF being fully operational within Gaza. Gaza would be returned to Israeli rule with their former autonomy reversed as was supposed to occur should the experiment fail, which it did in magnificent fashion. As the Palestinian Authority has failed repeatedly to form a unified governance with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, then it should be the right for Israel to retake control over Gaza replacing their terrorist governance. No nation should or is forced to live with terrorist ruling a region on their borders, let alone a region which technically remains part of Israel legally. Once Israel removes Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the first step would be to offer Gazans with an incentive to relocate in such a manner that nations who desire to provide the Gazans with a place to relocate would receive incentives in proportion to the numbers they allow to relocate within their borders. The incentives will overcome the trepidation for some nations and these relocation incentives will be split between the Gazans and the nations accepting them. Then the rebuilding and cleanup of Gaza can begin. With time Gaza will once again become productive. This is the only means by which Gaza can be made livable for those who remain. Why the United Nations, European Union and so many others wish to force the Gazans to live under such oppressive and unhealthy an environment under terrorist rulers just to impose a constant threat against Israel is beyond disturbing. Such disregard for human life is horrifying and just causing Israel difficulties is not sufficient reason that these people to be left at the mercies of such horrific conditions and it does not serve Israel to permit this situation to fester. The time has come for Israel to exercise its rights under the original agreement reached for the Gaza disengagement and reestablish her rule over the region. And if such works in Gaza, then next it should be applied to the Palestinian Authority regions in the Shomron where there already is some level of such cooperation. The Palestinian Arabs should be permitted to enjoy much the same benefits as Israeli Arabs with the possibility of further political rights over time. Israel needs to do what serves her the best and if such improves the lives of Palestinian Arabs, then all the better.

 

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