Beyond the Cusp

November 29, 2016

The Unmovable Impediment to Arab-Israeli Peace

 

President elect Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, can produce all the honorable and valued credentials they desire to show that they bring something to the floor different than all others and thus may be the people necessary to bring about Arab-Israeli reconciliations. Everything we have read thus far has lauded their deal making abilities but has yet to make mention of whether or not they have perceived the elephant in the room. There was this little declaration made by the Arab League after their stunning defeat in the Six Day War known as the Khartoum Resolution which contained within it the “three no’s”; no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, and no negotiations with Israel. This has been the position of the Palestinian Authority from its very beginning as the PLO, the terror organization founded in 1967, three years before there were any Israeli settlements beyond the Green Line as the Six Day War did not occur until June of 1967. So, what was the PLO’s Charter calling for? The PLO Charter called for the same thing the Palestinian Authority (PA) aims at today, the liberation of all of Palestine from the River to the Sea and the replacement of Zionism with Arabism where Arab or Muslim replaces Jews and Judaism in every concept concerning Israel. Until this position can be replaced with a more receptive attitude by the Arab League and thus the Arab world, there can and will be only one other hope for peace, a resounding defeat of all Islam forcing them to forever forget about their dreams of world conquest. The reality behind the Khartoum Resolution which contained within it the “three no’s” is the Quranic edict that Islam must conquer the world and become the sole religion and governance of all mankind in a great Caliphate. That, my friends, is the elephant in the room and it has nothing to do with settlements, nothing to do with occupied lands, nothing to do with Israeli Apartheid claims by the PA and other Arab bodies, nothing to do with Jews or Israel other than while moving towards world domination the Muslim and Arab world are using Israel and the Jews as their smokescreen and, like the magician, concentrating the world to look at Israel while other moves are occurring in their plans for world conquest.

 

Israel is their foil used to mask anything else. The other problem is the Western world is blind to their own weaknesses which are legion when it comes to having a soft belly which is easily sliced and is currently being cut to ribbons starting in Europe and with plans for the rest of the developed world. The war in Syria has presented the Muslim world with an opportunity which they are utilizing to their best ability. The Syrian War had produced a “refugee crisis” which the Muslim nations have decided must be addressed by the good-doers in the West and not a single refugee is to be taken in by the Arab and Muslim worlds. Thus far the Western liberal establishments have fallen for this infiltration by refugee crisis hook-line and sinker. Through this influx of great numbers of barely, if at all, vetted Arab Muslims their plans are to send in an army of trainers, instigators and other operatives as well as massive numbers of fighting age men and young boys with the aim of spreading terrorism throughout the West on a scale today witnessed only in Israel. Imagine if the great plains of the United States were set to fire as the areas within Israel are every spring and fall when the winds are their strongest. We showed maps and other information within the article yesterday. Such an attack would cause a calamity unseen since the Dust Bowl as the dried crops stalks of late summer would serve as waiting timber for a conflagration which would consume the entirety of the midsection of the United States and cause worldwide famine with the loss of crops, harvest and the destruction of farms and their equipment.

 

Arab and Syrian Refugees Entering the Heart of Europe

Arab and Syrian Refugees Entering the Heart of Europe

 

The other secret which is beyond the ability of the majority of the Western political and military elite is that the Islamists are quite willing to destroy the world if they believe they will own and rule in the aftermath. That is the psyche of the enemy the West is facing and they appear thusfar completely unable to grasp that reality. One cannot contain or otherwise deal with such a mentality as there is nothing they are not willing to bring down upon themselves if it will also destroy their enemies. This is the driving force which produces suicide attacks from bombings where the person is the bomb, to truck and car bombings where the driver is sacrificed, to stabbing attacks on groups of IDF soldiers knowing full well that the odds are one will be shot dead. The Arab fighter is assured of a place in Paradise where the rivers flow with wine which does not intoxicate one in excess, grasslands as far as the eye can see, food, beautiful women who remain virgins time after time after time all raven haired beauties. The Arab fighter is guaranteed their family will be honored in this world as the family, especially the mother, of a shahids, a martyr who died for Allah, the highest attribute a soul can have and the highest honor bestowed on one’s family. Such is an instant road to immortality in Paradise and an immortal place in the material world for one’s family. Of course this honor does not last permanently or every Arab and Muslim family would be so honored after fourteen hundred years of wars for conquest, many fought between different belief systems within Islam such as the well-documented Shiite-Sunni war which has raged since the death of Muhammad and the two sides differing choices for lines of succession. As long as Islam believes there is a possibility, or as today a probability, that they will succeed in their war for world conquest if they simply persist against the morally depraved developed world as Allah has promised.

 

Islamism is very much like Nazism and Communism in that they believe they are the chosen to conquer the world. Like the Nazis and communists, the Muslims believe that world conquest is a possibility and that it is assured they will be the people to do exactly that. How one is to negotiate a peace in Israel when the real target is the entire planet escapes our best logic but apparently this chimera refuses to die and as such remains the magicians blind against the developed world seeing the real picture and the growing threat. Should Europe continue to attempt and fill their growth decline by importing Muslims freely and with little if any care as to whom they are and what their intent may be, then Europe is dead and lost to Islam and it is merely a matter of time. The Angela Markel’s and François Hollande’s open borders policies which is being imposed by the European Union and a collection of blind politicians who believe that it is all a game of numbers and there is no difference between a native born European and an imported European from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Sudan, etc. The fact that they have entire neighborhoods of Islamist supremacy where their police forces are afraid to enter with less than hundreds of officers armed as well as any military brigade on the planet does not awaken them to the fact that importing their own destruction is a poor solution. If importation of Muslims were the solution to their population declining numbers and would be providing them with a working class which would be capable of paying the taxes to support aging populations, would not their Muslim neighborhoods be working and paying taxes and not sitting home plotting while collecting guaranteed wages from the government and costing the governments millions of Euros they do not have? One feels like screaming, “WAKE UP,” but we know they are deaf, dumb and blind to what is happening right before their eyes.

 

The solution to the Arab-Israeli problem has absolutely nothing to do with Israel. It is an attention point being used to force the developed Western world to concentrate on the right hand while the left hand places a knife to their collective throats. It is not too late for Europe to escape their impending fate but it will require a resurgence of something all too many Europeans find distasteful, a return to Judeo-Christian ethics and return to the Churches and Synagogues. Secular Humanism is a poor substitute for Christianity and Judaism and this secular humanism will lead exactly where it has led before, to a great war except the winner of this war is not likely to be the developed world unless they smell and drink some coffee, probably not Turkish but Columbian coffee. One of the reasons that Israel has survived thus far is Torah and the Jewish faith. Yes, we know that the average European and American see Israel as Tel Aviv and look no further than Tel Aviv represents everything they believe is right in this world. Behind Tel Aviv there is Jerusalem; there are numerous religious communities where Judaism is practiced much as it had been for centuries; there are many religious communities spread throughout the population and the majority of Israelis regularly attend Synagogue. Could many Israelis do better, yes, and that includes us, but most are trying. There are those segments of Israeli society stuck in secular humanism, socialism, or any of a number of political isms which are protected because of Judaic culture, religion and inspirations which become evident almost every time that Israel has needed call on the IDF to protect the nation. Also, unlike the Western troops which had been spread through many trouble spots of the Middle East, the Israeli troops are not leaving the ground of Eretz Yisroel because some political promise made in a campaign that will be executed no matter the damage. The IDF has nowhere to retreat to like do the European and American troops outside their borders. This is why Israel is succeeding where the rest of the West fails. We cannot retreat as our mission statement is Zionism and the return and rebuilding of our historic and Hashem given homeland and we will not, can not and must not ever deviate from making our return meaningful and to count for everything it is worth. Soon the Western world will be in a similar place but it would be so much easier and less costly in treasure and lives if the West would awaken to the real threat and face it now while it is still forming because once it has been substantially formed there will be one-billion Muslims all of which convinced the time for their victory and completion of the task Allah placed before them has come. That task is world conquest, universal observance of Islam and the Quran, the eradication of all opposition and the forced conversion or death of every infidel. Allah has promised and unless they can be made to realize that such will never happen, they will continue to strive and slowly be permitted by politicians with agendas that do not include actually measuring the good against the bad of their decisions and who simply believe that all cultures are equally valid. News flash, all cultures are not equally valid as had been proved throughout the twentieth century and that continues to be true today. The West has been defending Judeo-Christian morality and Greco-Roman democratic governance since the beginning of time, or so it would seem. It has only been in the past twenty-five years that doing so has lost its importance and been replaced by anything and everything is fine and there is no right or wrong. The problem is such a belief system itself is wrong on so many levels but that will not matter to those refusing to see.

 

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July 11, 2016

Yesterday’s Panic Leads to Today’s Rant

 

We ended yesterday’s article with a word stretched out as it is sung in a song we love and that word will be the determining factor on whether the Western World had a future, A-m-e-r-i-c-a. Tuesday, November 8, 2016, will determine who will be the leader of the developed world or just another wilted, limp, ineffectual sack of flesh making noise and no ability to lead anybody anywhere, and the world needs a leader and fast. The next American President faces a world in deep crisis and most of the people do not even realize there is a world outside their daily routine. That has been the problem in the last two elections where novelty and personality outweighed abilities and solid knowledge of the world and an idea of the weighty problems which have even worsened drastically in the past months and it continues to gain momentum making the job of slowing the direction to be a sufficient challenge, but turning it around into a positive direction will require dedication and a monumental effort. Within a year and a half by mid-2018 Iran will have announced and tested a nuclear weapon. That might be the turning point in the Middle East and soon spread through North Africa as the Arab Muslim World in MENA will have possibly made the greatest alteration in the history of Islam and the vast majority of Sunnis will decide that the strong horse is Iran and they will overthrow leaders who refuse to fall into the sphere with Iran as their leader. Should such a transformation take place, then we will definitely be facing a terrible war coming. Western Europe may have already surrendered without firing a shot and Eastern Europe will face the hardest years of turmoil as Islamic infiltrators will try to raise a fifth column working through subduction rather than over use of force of arms. Once Iran has demonstrated their nuclear weapons capability, their terror forces will be unrestrained with a nuclear umbrella always hanging over the free world’s leaders making their choices all the more difficult and action appear twice as challenging. Fighting a war on your own lands using only police forces is frighteningly inefficient. The people quake fearing the terrorism and bristling as each new restriction is applied in attempts to alter the field of play in the police’s favor. Police salaries have more than doubled and still finding recruits is becoming more difficult. The Eastern Europeans start to fear that they might need to seek shelter under the heavy arm of Putin’s Russia. What had been a dreaded threat looming for years after a resurgent Russia awoke, now appears as a shining knight, a potential savior. Why would anybody want to lead America with a world this messed up, but the candidates hardly know anything outside the two coasts and maybe Chicago, St Louis, Cleveland and Dallas/Fort Worth; but beyond the borders, they think they have enough problems at home, they are not seeking any new ones from the world.

 

Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton

 

That is the problem, which of the two realistic candidates, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, is at all likely to even realize there is a wider world outside of the economy and holding the line on the southern border, which may be the smartest thing they do except the terrorists are being brought into America as fast as President Obama and his silent team can land them in the deep still of the night as well as in broad daylight. Sometimes a media too lax to dig for the truth and who wait for orders from editors and happily grasping any morsel they are sold by White House story tellers like Ben Rhodes, no wonder the American public has no idea the world is burning. The candidates will mostly snipe about the other and all we will hear is about every sour deal Trump has ever had a part in and they are likely plenty to choose from and in return we will hear about the meaning of is, is and Benghazi, e-mails, Whitewater, the Clinton Foundation and every smarmy thing the Clintons have ever had their blood-soaked hands on. Get ready for a roller-coaster ride where only half the track actually exists and the pitfalls are in every strut and brace with an operator who’s an untrained person with little if anything that qualifies them to be leader of the free world. Hillary Clinton knows something about foreign affairs but is a total incompetent as she proved while pretending to be Secretary of State and as President she would simply be playing at the office enjoying the payoff for her supporting Bill through thick and thin and sometimes so sheer as to be threadbare. Donald Trump knows how to deliver an opening ceremony speech and glad-hand and walk with others nodding knowingly while knowing nothing but still insisting he is the smartest man in the room. Where his ability to delegate is admirable, but people who have worked on things with ‘The Donald’ claim he likes to micromanage things and often makes things far more complicated and difficult. Neither candidate is anywhere near the best their party had to offer but they are what the Americans backed and that is what we are stuck with throughout the rest of the world. If you are feeling that you have been through years and Presidential terms of office where the President seemed to be working against the better interests and fear it is about to happen again, well, feel better as that is unlikely. The worst case scenario is there will be an incompetent in the White House whose husband attempts to help and guide her on foreign policy decisions, that would be an improvement, but she is unlikely to take anyone’s advice as she believes she is all-knowing. The other choice, ‘The Donald,’ might actually choose competent advisors and place good people in the cabinet and if he should actually allow them to lead and follow their prescriptions, that would be a hopeful scenario and if his position adjustments on the Middle East, Israel particularly, after choosing Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman as his Israel and Middle East Advisors is any sign, then Donald Trump has shown signs of sufficient maturity to take advice on things he is clueless. Now we just need to hope he believes himself to be clueless about almost everything it takes at being a great President as that will allow him to listen and reason things out from the different opinions he receives from people who are actually knowledgeable. We are not endorsing either candidate as we may still write in for Allen West and we would gladly endorse Lt. Col. West.

 

Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman Trump’s Israel and Middle East Advisors

Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman
Trump’s Israel and Middle East Advisors

 

Shall we move on to the rest of the world? As we have discussed the European Union (EU) appears to be planning on merging with the greater Muslim world and according to their own releases which we discussed in our article referencing the release titled The European Union Actually Planning Empire the EU not only plans on expanding its borders and control, or at least sharing the control in some manner, with the nations of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and on to central Asia and Central Africa so as to include all of the main body of Islam, spreading and advancing the joint economic conditions sharing technologies and using resources jointly while sharing in religious practices and cultural activities and celebrations. From the way it is weakly worded one could deduce that the EU would facilitate Islamic takeover of Europe religiously but with the proviso that there be no forcing Islam on those worshiping other faiths or none at all. This proviso is not likely to last more than a few moments before the pressures start to appear and then build and eventually we all know how this will end, we just cannot be sure as to how long. Our guess is eighteen months, but we have been known to be a bit optimistic. The culture would also tend not to remain very European for long and the only defense the Europeans would be able to hide behind would be limiting the movement of peoples from MENA into Europe and vice-versa. Still, the EU is based on free movement and it would not take very long before the MENA populations began moving into EU central nations for the benefits. The employment, benefits, healthcare, free schooling, minimum income and the plethora of other benefits which are largely financial and would offer these people wealth beyond their wildest dreams in exchange for nothing would attract tens to hundreds of thousands. The opportunities for disaster in the EU plan, well, let us just say it is fraught with opportunities for disasters for the current heart of the EU. It is not like the EU is not experiencing any difficulties such as the entire British Isles voting in favor of the Brexit referendum recently ending the near stranglehold the EU had on almost every major producing nation in Europe. Now the second greatest economic engine after Germany has started the required steps for exiting the EU. What makes the Brexit all the easier was the fact that the British retained their currency, the Pound Sterling. Britain is the only nation of the EU intelligent enough not to surrender their own currency and rely solely on the Euro. So far the worst predictions for Britain are coming true and we would, if we knew anything about investments, advise our investor, if we had one, to invest heavily in the pound waiting another eighteen days and then buy Pounds and wait for their recovery which should be scary great. Remember, we are not investment counselors and thus this is not investment advice unless it works, then we would like 5% thank you.

 

Meanwhile, the EU is very likely moving towards their destruction which will be realized when Islam finally decides that any agreement made really does not apply to limit the spread of Islam as that is demanded by Allah and that trumps the EU. This if backed by a Shiite thermos-nuclear stockpile of warheads and the ballistic and ICBMs (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile), whose range is anywhere on planet Earth, with which to deliver said warheads as was demonstrated with the EMP attack on North America presented to a joint committee of Congress in a simulation, easily displaying how the grid would be destroyed with almost all the main and secondary transformers in the United States and Canada obliterated. They would not even need to do something that drastic as the Iranians could simply launch an ICBM which flies across the lands of the North American continent landing in the opposite ocean with a three ton dummy warhead which the Iranians permitted the United States to recover and also set off a thermonuclear device about the same size making delivery of such no longer a debatable issue and instead into solid fact. Add the productive capacity of the EU to the Mullahs of Iran’s dream of world conquest and Islam’s drive to defeat the Sunni Islamic world and place Shiite Islam as the new master of Islam and the leading candidate for the new Caliph and the leaders of Islam taking over the Saudi and Kuwaiti oil fields solidifying the world’s oil supply, or at least 65% of the world’s oil, under Shia control meaning that there will very likely be another oil embargo making gas a luxury once again in the United States as they require more than can be domestically produced even after adding the rest of the still free world’s oil supplies.

 

Should the EU try anything drastic before the new President, then it little matters who wins the election for President. As such is next to impossible for them to affect the United States election but the the EU will heavily depend on who wins the United States Presidential elections. Hillary Clinton claims she will continue the President Obama disastrous withdrawal from the world. She will likely initially do exactly what President Obama would pursue leaving the EU to its own devices as Hillary Clinton simply walks away from anything allowing for the world to continue degenerating even before Iran manufactures their broad front terror war. These wars initially and by themselves will not appear to be anything, but in reality they will be nation after nation being subsumed inexorably by the Iranian leadership leaving the surrender of the EU to be the final nail in that coffin. Donald Trump might not surrender as readily but he too will be also sacrificing one nation after another as well. This will be the aftermath of the calculus performed by Iran in arranging for them to develop nuclear weapons in secret right under a blind world’s eyes which by treaty will be seeking to change the very nature of war. Needless to point out that warfare will remain a contest between ideologies for dominance of one over the other in the realm of ideas and principles. This will be the war being fought by alternative means of which the surrender of the EU gifting all of Europe with the exception of Britain to Islam while the United States honors its commitment to trust and not even bother to verify that Iran is obeying their side of the treaty. It will become obvious that Iran is not living within the treaty confines and is instead gearing up for a long war of attrition. Once again the war will appear as have the past two world wars with Britain holding the line at the English Channel and Russia double-crossed holding the eastern front against Iran who will hold much of the world’s oil reserves, the one weakness which finished off Hitler will not be even an inconvenience for the Mad Mullahs and the Aryan march to impose the perfect society will pick right up where it rested at its apex holding the continent of Europe but this time allied with the nations of MENA making for an even stronger and more dangerous front against the world order.

 

All of this will be happening because of and under the nuclear umbrella of Iran made possible, and even inevitable, by the Iran Deal whose consequences we attempted to approach in our article What is Already Resulting From the Iran Deal? Further, one can read one of the versions of the Iran Deal as each nation apparently had their own translation under which they were operating, and we found the Russia interpretation likely to be the closest to the Iranian interpretation which has never been released. The Russian version of the Iran Nuclear Agreement 7/14/2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is worth suffering through as it is how Iran likely sees the agreement. If we had to point to the greatest failing of the whole idea behind President Obama and his administration it would be the understanding that words have meaning and that meaning gives words the power to move mountains as if they were mole hills and turn mole hills into mountains. We are not speaking of rhetoric as that was one place President Obama soared, he could paint such pictures using hundreds of words that when subsequently parsed were found to have said absolutely nothing but they sure excited the useful idiots to whom sounding great is being great, no accomplishments necessary. This was most evident when President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize because of his rhetoric during the first campaign and the immediate aftermath. Shakespeare defined President Obama to a fine point with his phrase found in Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28 with which we shall close today’s article.

 

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

 

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October 20, 2015

Islam is not the Problem, Islam is the Answer

 

When we talk about the refugee problem walking their feet across Europe, when we speak about a hard core group of people demanding that every governing body on Earth change their customs, change their laws, change their school curriculum, demanding the Judeo-Christian world turn everything upside down, and why all these impositions and so much more are occurring what is the answer? The answer is Islam and there is no problem in recognizing or even stating such is the case. When we ask what is the main source of terrorism in the world today, ask where the main threat to Western civilization comes from, ask what is behind most of the wars have at least one side driving them, and ask what is the driving force behind the world-wide increase in anti-Semitism, anti-Israel movement and anti-Zionist propaganda? The answer is Islam and there is no problem in recognizing or even stating such is the case. We could continue this little song and dance until we got to such trivial inconveniences such as taking of our shoes, watches, other jewelry, belts and hold our pants up while being zapped with more radiation than we have taken from any five year period in our lives in a machine which shows exactly how little we exercise and there is little else the person manning the machine ever really notices and play this to that extreme all aimed at the answer is Islam but we feel we have made our point.

 

What such an exercise as above is aiming at is that there is a problem with something in Islam that has the world all caught-up and turned inside-out and that is the real problem. The problem is not Islam as it is practiced by very probably one-billion-two-hundred-fifty-million Muslims out of the one and out of approximately one-billion-five-hundred-seventy-million Muslims total in the world today. That leaves a sizeable problem as that leaves three-hundred-twenty-million of what has been termed extremist Muslims who are driving, organizing and committing or having others over whom they have sufficient influence carry out terrorist attacks aimed at destroying our peace to such an extent that we will be willing to sacrifice any principle we may hold dear just to guarantee ourselves and our families and friends from the threat posed. This situation in which we find ourselves contemplating making sacrifices and other accommodations just to make life “safe” was foreseen by Benjamin Franklin, the closest of the Founding Fathers who could have qualified as a party animal, warned us of just such situations when he cautioned, “Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.” So, what is a worried and feeling threatened world to do?

 

The first thing which is necessary is to heed the warnings we are being given daily if we just seek them out. In order to seek them out we need to put some brave souls out there to do the legwork to discern what we need to know that the mainstream media might be glossing over in the name of political correctness, outright fear, avoidance of becoming a target as Charlie Hebdo and others have done and probably a myriad of other reasons both societal and legal. The nice thing is we each and every one of us can do our small part to keep ourselves and those in our social circles more involved and more knowledgeable on the threat in the world today from whatever source from toxins in our foods to workplace violence and extremists of any kind. The good news is there are some who could keep us informed on what is said in Arabic, Farsi and sometimes other languages as well reporting from one area which had had cause for upheavals which have been affecting the world more and more often as we move forward; and that is a groups named CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting) where even if you check their front page taking a new translation every say Monday, Wednesday and Friday and it will be remarkable how much more informed one can become in at most six weeks of this short but potentially vital regimen. Now that you are well on your way to becoming informed about many truths which you otherwise may not have known about, how about a sample of what we might find. I figured the best way would be to provide a montage which was prepared by Dr. Shmuel Katz in his editorial article titled Did The Free World Go Insane, and What Can We Do about It? For your convenience we will include his video below.

 

 

 

 

There is another small adjustment one need make if they are to understand what drives certain people and groups in our world today which is something the vast majority of us have thought simply absurd of an idea, world conquest. Believe it or not there are people and groups who envision themselves as the next Alexander the Great, Cyrus the Great or Genghis Khan and actually appear, if not actually pressing forward with their plans to conquer the world or a good chunk of it if allowed the opportunity. One such person is Russia President Vladimir Putin (Vlad the Invader), another, though less obvious about it as his dream is reestablishing the Ottoman Empire and possibly then the world, is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and lastly there is the Ayatollah and Supreme Leader of Iran Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

 

 

World Conquerors Left Side Alexander the Great, Cyrus the Great and Genghis Khan and Right Side President Vladimir Putin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

World Conquerors Left Side Alexander the Great,
Cyrus the Great and Genghis Khan and
Right Side President Vladimir Putin,
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

 

 

People in the Western World have lived through three very serious changes to their civilizations what the rest of the world mostly has only experienced or are experiencing one or two of these cataclysmic changes which have made the Western World more cautious and less ambition or at least not likely to view world leadership as quite worth the sacrifices and carnage such a venture would require. The first was the Protestant Reformation which led to the concept of separation of religion and government where the government is no longer the supporter of any religion requiring their subjects to also be of the faith. In the West one is far less likely to hear the slogan “For G-d and Country” when engaging in a war. The second change was the industrial revolution which brought forth massive societal changes with less people required to tend to ever larger and eventually commercial farming leading to the urbanization of the workforce and the production jobs with the higher pay and thus standard of living leading to today’s megalopolis where one’s attachment is more workplace oriented than neighborhood oriented as the size of the cities and the work schedule make that less likely. The final change was World Wars and particularly how World War II came to a close with the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which made any worldwide conflagration out of the question because there was always the check of multiple powers possessing these horrific weapons thus keeping a guard against over aggressions. The threat of nuclear war had the casualty rate forward per year dropped precipitously after World War II and will continue to remain lower unless there is a conflagration involving the Western Word as well as Russia and China and there again is the recipe for carnage on an unknown scale until the lethality of nuclear weapons finally entered a stage where they became a weapon of choice in not only every national armory but also a weapon made or developed and available to terrorist forces who could place such a bomb into a cement truck to trash truck and drive it almost anywhere and use it as their nuclear drop-off bomb. This is the fear which should grip every cognizant person knowing the threats of the day and the fact that proliferation of nuclear weapons is very likely to begin worldwide. The most unfortunate idea is that nuclear weapons are a viable first strike weapon of choice for much of the world which includes MENA (Middle East and North Africa), South-Central Africa, South America, and much of East and Central Asia. The reality we face, with the soon to increase nations with nuclear capabilities, is simply frightening and the possibility that some of these nations who have already conducted assassinations and aggressions using terror forces might also present these terror forces with nuclear technology, or potentially an actual nuclear weapon to use in a targeted attack with unimaginable carnage the result, and that may be an attack on any number of cities as who knows how many nuclear weapons the world will possess outside of the ‘big five,’ will be beyond knowledgeable computation. Whenever there is a discussion of this nature there is the answer that Albert Einstein gave when queried as to what weapons would be like if there ever was a World War III. Einstein responded, “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” That warning is one we must heed as a severe and honest warning and a suitable closing place.

 

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