Sunday, November 30, 2008
"They're All Gone": Where Have We Heard That Before? Mumbai 2008 is Munich 1972 for Murdered Jewish Hostages
By Debbie Schlussel
[Here are a few excerpts to make you want to read the entire sad tale that been told too many times before: Jews being killed for no other reason than that they are Jews. Debbie fixes the blame for this atrocity on the ideology that drives men to hatred and murder: Islam. No excuses, no taqqiya*, no explanation that Islam itself is not bad, but only the few that do not follow the "true" Islam, will change that.**]
Just like in Munich in 1972, the Indian government let things go on too long before they made even the first (unsuccessful) attempt to storm the Chabad House. Tragically, the Jewish hostages, targeted and taken only because they were Jews, met the same fate as their co-religionists in Munich. We will never learn. Whether it is the incompetent German police then, or the incompetent Indian ones in the last couple of days, they treat Islam and terrorists with kid gloves. Yes, India is far tougher on Muslims than we are. But still not enough.
While India was tougher than anyone against Somalian Islamic terrorists a/k/a "pirates", the country was meek on its own soil. It's disappointing that a country headed by a Sikh--who must surely have learned something from decades of Muslim attacks on Sikhs (and Hindus)--does not crack down sufficiently on his country's Muslim population. At one time, Islam was a much smaller percentage of the Indian populus. Now, it is 10-15 percent and growing--so it matters not whether or not these terrorists were homegrown or snuck in from Pakistan. India has its fair share of Islamic terrorism supporters, such that tennis player Sania Mirza canceled her doubles partnership with Israeli Shahar Pe'er, lest she offend Muslims by playing alongside a Jew.
And now, it may be too late to crack down on Islam in India. But surely, there should have been swift stormtrooping on the Jewish center. Yes, some may have died. But now, all of them have been murdered.
Just like in Munich.
The Munich Olympians and the Mumbai Chabadniks had little in commmon. Most of the Israeli athletes were secular Jews. The Mumbai hostages were devout Jews. But that didn't matter to the Muslim one-drop rule. They were all Jews. And therefore, they were deemed less than human and slaughtered at the hands of Islamic murderers.
And by the same token, it makes no difference whether or not the Mumbai terrorist were from Al-Qaeda.
The Bible was so right when it said, in Genesis, that Ishmael (and his descendants) would be wild asses of men and live lives of "manlike wilding." They continue to show us on a daily basis their wild savagery against innocents around the world.
And yet, the organized Jewish community continues to embrace these people and speak of them as a "religion of peace" and about how "hijackers hijacked the religion." I suppose now, we are supposed to say that "hostage takers and murderers took hostage-took and murdered the religion."
May G-d give us strength to finally recognize that our enemy is Islam. And that it will never give us peace. Only take it away, along with our lives, like it did to Jewish hostages in Mumbai in 2008 and in Munich in 1972 and at many other times and occasions before and in between those dates.
And it will continue to do so, until we stop it.
We've come full circle from the Munich Massacre to the Mumbai Massacre, with a lot more to come because we've done nothing in the West to push Islam out.
READ IT ALL. MUCH MORE at
*taqqiya - lies and dissimulation used by apologists for Islam to explain away the violence and murder carried out in the name of, and justified by the scriptures of Islam.
**May the accursed ideology that calls for the slaughter of innocents disappear from this World FOREVER
Shortly after his election as Prime Minister in May 1996, Binyamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the United States Congress. There he denied any irreconcilable differences, or clash of civilizations, between Israel and its Arab-Islamic neighbors. This denial—disingenuous or not—anchors Netanyahu’s current plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. By building up the Palestinian economy, which of course will be greatly dependent on Israel, peace between Jews and Arabs will eventually follow. “The hardliner” Netanyahu has joined the fabulist Shimon Peres, author of Oslo and The New Middle East.
Netanyahu and Peres are both secularists. I mention this because, as Abdallah al-Tall, a leading Arab polemicist expressed it, “The propagandists of secularism, who leave out of account the religious factor in the Palestine problem, ignore the fact that this is the only bone of contention in the world which has persisted for thirty centuries and is still based on religious and spiritual foundations.”
To the “propagandists of secularism,” economics trumps religion. This, of course, is a precept shared by both Marxism and capitalism. And it’s the link that joins Bibi to Shimon. The two are married to Oslo.
When Shimon Peres was Yitzhak Rabin’s foreign minister, he applied for Israeli membership in the Arab League. Peres’ comically naïve attitude toward the anti-Jewish and warlike nature of Islam is widespread in Israel and throughout the West, and it inspires Oslo’s fundamental premise, “land for peace” – a premise based on a materialistic conception of human nature that gives primacy to economic motives in human affairs.
This belief (that at rock-bottom we all share common desires) also gives rise to “conflict resolution,” a notion that animates political scientists, diplomats - and Harvard-trained lawyers - throughout the democratic world. Conflict resolution asks mutual concessions or compromise of the parties to a conflict – in this case Jews and Muslims – in order to reach the resolution. Conflict resolutionists reject or trivialize what “has persisted for thirty centuries.”
This rejection allows Netanyahu to propose an economic plan to overcome the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Not that he believes economics can solve every problem, or that he dismisses as negligible the aggressive autocratic nature of Islamic culture. Nevertheless, like Peres, Bibi’s eagerness to bailout the Arab Palestinians, coincident with territorial concessions, means that cultural or religious considerations are not crucial to his thinking toward Israel’s enemy. In 1997, then-Prime Minister Netanyahu shook hands with Arafat and ceded parts of Hebron to the Arabs.
Strange as it may seem, Karl Marx, the father of socialism, and Adam Smith, the father of capitalism, were present at Oslo. For Marx, the basic cause of conflict is not human nature but economic scarcity. Eliminate scarcity by an equitable distribution of goods, and men and nations will live in abiding peace.
Meanwhile, Adam Smith maintained that human misery and conflict can be overcome by the wealth of nations promised by economic laissez-faire. He proclaimed that war could be replaced by economic competition. The idea of “conflict resolution” links both of these worldviews – President-elect Obama’s “citizen of the world.”
But to expect the Islamic Middle East to yield to globalism or consumerism is to expect more than twenty Arab-Islamic regimes to declare bankruptcy and go out of business. Thus, any political plan that trivializes the religious and cultural dimensions of the Moslem-Jewish conflict is bound to fail - as “the peace process” already has in all three of its incarnations, Oslo, the Road Map and Annapolis.
True, Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty in March 1979. But after thirty years trade and other normal exchanges between the two countries are minuscule. And the border between Gaza and Egypt has a become a weapons pipeline for Hamas.
Closer to reality is a description by Maj. General (res.) David Ivri, a former Director General of Israel’s Defense Ministry, “The peace with Egypt is not peace. It is actually a cease-fire …” A view confirmed by Anwar Sadat in a New York Times interview. “Poor Menachem [Begin], he has his problems … After all, I got back … the Sinai and the Alma oil fields, and what has Menachem got? A piece of paper.”
While the theological/ideological dimension of the Arab-Israel conflict is written off by secular mystics enthralled by capitalist ideas and, especially in Israel, by socialist concepts too, Moslems are proud of their heritage and retain a keen sense of their unique history. They regard the secular democratic State of Israel as another temporary outpost of Western decadence and non-Moslem influence. Erasing this state from the map of the Middle East is a religious imperative.
A group of Arabs once wrote the great Zionist Vladimir Jabotinsky, saying: “You are the only one among the Zionists who has no intention of fooling us and who understands that the Arab is a patriot and not a prostitute who can be bought.” But even though Muslims have never dwelt in peace with each other, Shimon Peres and Binyamin Netanyahu share the fantasy they will live in peace with a Jewish state, if only they enjoy something akin to a Western standard of living – and a bit more Jewish land on which to enjoy it. Arabs consider this an insult.
Unfortunately for Israel, the Likud candidate for prime minister has moved too far from Jabotinsky, and too close to Peres, to take this message seriously. But still, there’s hope. If Netanyahu becomes Israel’s leader again, the Persians may yet frighten Bibi and his nation back into Jabotinsky’s arms.
*Paul Eidelberg is a political scientist and commentator. He resides in Jerusalem.
The Rabbi’s body was found in a room on the second floor, with his legs sticking into the hall where his wife’s body was found. Rivka’s body was found near the legs of the Rabbi. His legs had been tied with a belt. His wife’s limbs were, however, not bound.
Two other Israeli girls were found dead with their hands and legs bound. They were lying next to each other. Another body was found in a decomposed state, indicating he was killed when the attack had begun.
Note by Leslie White: Do you believe that Jewish "Outreach" to Moslems will change what is written in Islam's koran about Islam's relationship with the Jews?
MOHAMMED[ANS] AND THE JEWS
The Jews say: 'God's hand is chained.' May their own hands be chained! May they be cursed for what they say!...
You will surely find that, of all people, the most hostile to those who are committed [to Allah] are the Yahud . . . ."(5:82).
Since the founding of the ideology of Mohammed, called Islam, the Jews have been the prime target of Moslem hatred and violence.
kaleb yahud (Jew dog)
Al Yehud Kelabna (The Jews are Our Dogs)
Itbaq al-Yahud (Slaughter the Jews!)
[End of Leslie White's Note]
It was Jimmy Carter's administration which began funneling money to Pakistan's ISI, building the growth of a Southeast Asian terrorist network that encompasses Al Queda as well as the Mumbai attackers and the endless terror in Kashmir. Zbignew Brezinsky, the mastermind behind those pro-ISI politics, and Brezinsky is no fossil, but remains close to Barack Hussein Obama.
It was Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who aggressively used the ISI to promote Jihad, and his daughter, the much mourned martyr Benazir Bhutto, who openly used it to aid terrorism in Kashmir against India, while backing the Taliban. Had all those who wept over that corrupt vicious witch spent a fraction of the time mourning her victims in Kashmir, murdered, beheaded, rape and blown up, perhaps Pakistan's government, whose president today is Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir's husband, would not have been so blatant about getting back in the Islamic terrorism business.
But the West, particularly Western liberals, seems hopelessly addicted to Pro-Terrorist politics.
With the fall of the USSR, there was no longer any excuse to play footsie with Muslim terrorists. The Soviet Union had been overthrown and a new day was upon us. And the new day saw the transition from pro-terrorist politics for the sake of fighting Communism to pro-terrorist politics for the sake of pro-terrorist politics.
The two Bush. and Clinton administrations cracked Israel, forcing the creation of a cancerous PLO state, that currently hosts the Muslim Brotherhood's Hamas, a wing of Al Queda and the PLO's Fatah. Concession after concession has expanded their capabilities from suicide bombings to bus bombings and now to full on rocket barrages with the technology supplied by Iran.
The same left wing media talking heads, the State Department bureaucrats and liberal activists that continue to demand another pound of flesh from Israel's population and then another, blood upon blood, more terrorists freed, more land turned over-- can then pretend that they are not on the side of the terrorists. Not when Samantha Power, who called for invading Israel to protect terrorists, heads up Obama's State Department transition team.
Was Mumbai some unique phenomenon? Have Muslim terrorists not left similar carnage behind in New York, Paris, Madrid, London, Jerusalem, Haifa and a hundred other places? Have not Western liberals repeatedly urged rewards for those terrorists, have they not protected them and shielded them?
And what of Al Queda, the cancerous growth of ISI? The Al Queda denizens of Gitmo can only bestow blessings on the endless assortment of liberal groups who have agitated for them and fought for them over these years.
From the ACLU to the AJC, from the World Council of Churches to nearly every single major liberal organization in America, has worked on behalf of Al Queda, even as they pause on September 11th to leech a few crocodile tears out of their cold dead eyes, before getting back to the bloody business of enabling terrorism.
No, they will protest. We did not work on behalf of Al Queda. We worked on behalf of liberal principles, tolerance, justice, hope, change and that bundle of nonsense words with which they have done their ugly work of brainwashing the West.
Let us ask ourselves, when a terrorist bomb goes off, who is it that calls for concessions to the terrorists... and are not such people accomplices of their crimes?
Can you negotiate a ransom on behalf of a kidnapper, turn it over to him and then expect not to be jailed for it? Yet the pro-terrorist politics of the past few decades consist exactly of that. Their collaboration with evil is sickening and yet it is a staple of their ideology.
Now they will briefly pause, after spending years screeching that global warming and endangered polar bears were a bigger threat than terrorism, to shed their obligatory crocodile tears, even if they have to bring them beforehand in a dropper, before going back to doing exactly what they have been doing all along.
Why does treason not prosper, is the old cynic's question. Because when treason prospers, none dare call it treason. Why don't terrorists prosper? Because when terrorists prosper, you call them President. Just ask Arafat or Abbas or Obama by way of Rashid Khalidi or Billy Ayers.
The terrorist accomplices are happy enough to let the public briefly mourn the dead, throw a wreaths on the caskets, and go back to shopping for consumer electronics. After all even Caesar's murderers let him have a funeral.
It is not funerals or memorials that the men and women who drive us to make common cause with terrorism fear, but the damning finger, the Mark Antony who will condemn the conspirators whose confessions are printed in issue after issue of the New York Times and the Washington Post, read over the air on NPR and issued as press releases by the State Department.
And too few who would make no common cause with terrorist, speak softly when it comes to criticizing them.
Read it all at
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I have been saying this since 9/11, but will say it once more in view of the Mumbai massacre. We need an awesome victory over Islam, lest there be no end of Mumbais.
Islam has cowed Europe. It will cow America, the last hope of civilization.
While for the last few days the world has been riveted to the news coming out of Mumbai, the Western Negev has been under rocket fire from Gaza. While rocket fire isn't as a glamorous news story as terrorist attacks, they are just another form of violence from the Religion of Peace.
Eight IDF soldiers were injured Friday when a barrage of mortar shells was fired from Gaza towards an army base near the southern town of Nahal Oz.Two of the soldiers were seriously wounded, and one of them suffered a head injury. The other six were lightly to moderately injured. All eight were evacuated to hospitals in Ashkelon and Beersheba.
Two of the mortars landed inside the base. One fell on the officers' quarters and another fell on the female soldiers' quarters. According to international reports, the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) claimed responsibility for the attack. . . .
. . . Continued at
Friday, November 28, 2008
All 9 people at the Chabad house [in Mumbai] were murdered because they were Jews. This is and has always been the reason for the last 2000 years. They are Jews! And yet, it is not condemned by the world. It is celebrated in Muslim nations as a good thing. A blessing to kill Jews.Little Moshe Holtzberg will turn 2 tomorrow. The Religion of Peace has already given him their birthday gift, 2 murdered parents. You can do better. Please donate to the Chabad of Mumbai Relief Fund. Consider it a special gift for this sad, little boy.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Ynet reporters Latest Update:
11.27.08, 12:12 / Israel News
FROM COMMENTS TO THE FOREGOING REFERENCED ARTICLE:
3. Mossad plot. Anyone can see this.
Another Mossad plot to turn people against Muslims. Islam does not allow this kind of attack. Muslims had nothing to do with this. Just like 9/11-Mossad blew up World Trade Center and Muslims got blamed.
The writer of the foregoing is obviously a member of the self-styled "Religion of Peace," called ISLAM.
An fitting answer to this brainwashed person's comment:
6. #3 "Islam doesn't allow this kind of attack"
This 'kind' of attack? Please, do tell me what kind of attacks it DOES allow. I'm really interested to hear. And I'm not being funny. So, please, go ahead....
Another COMMENT on Abdul's from GAZA's blaming MOSSAD for the Mumbai attack:
4. Mossad Plot? Abdul is a bomb belt-101 failure
Abdul, I guess it is genetics that makes you what you are - a true idiot or trying hard to be one. How do you love having Israeli Electricity and Israeli created wastewater treatment plants working - that is - when someone from Israel goes in to maintain the plants after world wide complaints because your government doesn't know how to turn a screw.
sf bay area
And in reply to a Comment that says unkind things about India:
10. #8 - I don't think u understand India
India is probably the only country in the world that allowed jews to retain their identity for the 2000 years of our existence there. Sure they pray to cows, but they don't push their religion down other people's throats like the christians or muslims do! Most Indians are people of peace and respect other religions. Its the only reason so many religions co-exist in that country even today - something the world can learn from. Unfortunaly #8 I don't think u understand anything about India!!
Indian Jew ,
I do not wish to reprint the unkind Comment here. But if you feel obligated to read it, see
8. EVERYTHING HAS IT'S PLACE................
But, please do not take this to be the opinion of more than this Jew or perhaps a handful of Jews who misunderstand the religion of the Hindus that goes to such depths as to approximate in thought the cosmology that is being developed today re multiple universes that boggle the human mind.
Then, perhaps the "Abdul" who defends Islam as "not allowing" terrorism in the name of Islam might not be an Islamic himself:
11. Talula #6 - Really!!!
You appear not to pick up on the sarcasm of this post. 'Abdul' is not an Arab name for a start and is only used as a prefix for other names, e.g. Abdel -Kader. The writer who is probably an Israeli patriot is paradying the pathetic denials of Muslims of such violent outrages in the name of Islam.
Righteous Zionist ,
AND here we hear from a true believer in the hatred spouted by Islam in its koran, ahadith, "life of mohammed," etc.
46. Payback Day
This could be seen as a small payback to the atrocities and mischiefs committed by the Zionist Israelis
All Moslems are not evil but Islam is evil.--Leslie White
Gunmen also seized the Mumbai headquarters of the ultra-orthodox Jewish outreach group Chabad Lubavitch. Indian commandos surrounded the building Thursday morning and witnesses said gunfire was heard from the building.
A spokesman for the Lubavitch movement in New York, Rabbi Zalman Shmotkin, said attackers "stormed the Chabad house" in in Mumbai.
"It seems that the terrorists commandeered a police vehicle which allowed them easy access to the area of the Chabad house and threw a grenade at a gas pump nearby," he said.
Around 10:30 a.m., three people were led from the building and escorted away by police: a woman, a child and an Indian cook, said one witness, who also spoke on condition of anonymity. He said he did not know the status of occupants of the house, which serves as an educational center and a synagogue.
Mumbai jihadists hold rabbi and wife hostage
* CNN: “There might indeed be Islamic militants behind this…” [gee, and I thought it was the Salvation Army!--Sheik Yer'Mami]
Why? Because they see their jihad in India as just one part of the larger jihad against America, Britain, and the West, and against Israel. And because the Qur’an says that “strongest among men in enmity to the believers you will find the Jews…” (5:82).
“Terrorist Killed in Chabad House,”
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Hana Levi Julian for Israel National News,
November 27 (thanks to Pamela):
(IsraelNN.com) Commandos have killed at least one terrorist holed up inside Mumbai’s Nariman House, the Chabad House where terrorists are holding a rabbi, his wife and a number of others hostage. Six other terrorists are still believed to be hiding in the building.An unknown Muslim terrorist group linked to the international Al Qaeda terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the massive multi-site terror attackcarried out late Wednesday night in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, home to some 15 million people and India’s largest city.
The terrorists struck two luxury hotels frequented by Americans and British nationals, the Taj Mahal Hotel and the Oberoi Hotel as well as the Cama Hospital with automatic weapons and grenades.
Also among the nine sites struck by the Deccan Mujahideen group throughout “the city that never sleeps” was the Mumbai Chabad House, known as Nariman House, run by Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka. The Chabad House is a popular stop for Israeli tourists passing through the area, who are provided with kosher food and Jewish programs there.
Local police secured the release of the couple’s one and a half-year-old son Moshe, but both parents were still being held captive. According to Yehudit Rozenberg, mother of Rivka Holtzberg, the family’s babysitter said that both parents were alive, but unconscious at last report, prior to 9:00 a.m.
Commandos surrounded the Chabad House and were preparing to attack. The terrorists have demanded that India release “all mujahedins,” and “Only after that will we release the people,” they told a local television station.
At least 101 people, including six foreigners and five terrorists, have died since the attacks began, and 600 others have been wounded. As of 7:00 a.m. Israel time, at least 16 police officers were among the dead. The terrorists have held more than 250 people as hostages in the Chabad House, a hospital and luxury hotels.
Several other Israelis have maintained telephone contact from their eight floor hotel rooms. The Chabad website reported that “the situation is grim.”..
'Eight Israelis held by terrorists in Mumbai Chabad House'
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Last month the United Nations released the draft statement for the follow-up conference scheduled for Geneva in April 2009. This conference is planned to be worse than the first one, It is an Anti-Jewish, Anti-America and Anti-Freedom HATE FEST. There are even sections which will restrict freedom of speech. Other nations have announced that they will not attend.
On Jan. 23, the Canadian foreign minister made the clear statement of principle that "Canada will not participate in the 2009 conference." A week later, 27 senators sent a letter to Rice asking her to do the same. Having had no response, on Feb. 13 during a Senate hearing, Sen. Norm Coleman asked Rice point-blank, would she make the same statement and refuse to "provide credibility to this process by participating?" Rice answered: "No, we've not made that statement. ... We have not tried to make a final decision on this." The Secretary of State had decided to punt it to the NEXT administration.
The United States should show leadership and morality. President-elect Obama should announce immediately that we will NOT attend this hate fest. His decision to attend or not will be an early test of his true intentions regarding the Middle-East, as well as the appeasement of Islamo-fascism and anti-Semitism.
continued at http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2008/11/durban-ii-early-test-of-obamas-mid-east.html
Durban II: An Early Test By Joseph Klein
1 comment @ :Yid with lid
Knowing Obama, we will not only be attending, but will lead the charge not only against Israel, but Judaism in general.God help us all.
11/24/2008 07:15:00 PM
Monday, November 24, 2008
In May 1948, Egypt was one of a half dozen Arab states which tried to nip a nascent, resurrected Israel in the bud. And for the same reasons Arabs and Arabized have slaughtered, subjugated, and committed genocide against Kurds, black Africans, Berbers, Assyrians and others besides "their" kilab yahud-Jew dogs-who dared insinuate that they too-besides Arabs-have rights in a region proclaimed by the latter as purely Arab patrimony. One half of Israel's Jews today consist of Jews who pre-dated Arabs in that region but who fled to Israel…the refugees no one talks about. Over another million of these folks fled abroad to the Americas, France, and elsewhere.
Armed to the teeth with weapons left over by the Brits from World War II, Egypt seized Gaza while a British officer-led Arab Legion in Transjordan (created itself in 1922 from almost 80% of the original 1920 Mandate of Palestine) seized Judea and Samaria on the west bank of the Jordan River. Transjordan, now controlling both banks, soon renamed itself Jordan. Its occupation of those non-apportioned-not purely Arab-parts of the Mandate was recognized by only two other states.
The same above Arab pair-along with Syria and a few others as well-took another shot at their 1948 goal in June 1967. Big mistake…
Egypt blockaded Israel at the Straits of Tiran (a casus belli), amassed 100,000 troops, tanks, and aircraft on Israel's border, and convinced Jordan to jump on board. It then ordered the United Nations peacekeeping force out of the area so it would be able to invade the Jewish State unimpeded. Like a fireman who flees the moment a fire starts, the U.N. simply complied. It would repeat its uselessness this way many times later-stepping in only after Israel turned the tide of repeated Arab aggression, not preventing it or punishing the aggressor. Indeed, it did just this in 1948. That's how Israel wound up with mostly Auschwitz/armistice lines, not borders. Ralph Bunche, America's U.N. rep, understood this quite well.
That's how Israel wound up in Gaza and in the "West Bank"…in all of six days. I have all of the newspaper articles from that time period stored in a box.
As has been written many times, during the almost two decades that Egypt and Jordan occupied those areas, no one clamored for the creation of a second state for Arabs within the borders of the Palestinian Mandate. In 1947, Arabs were offered about half of the 20 % of the territory left after the creation of Transjordan and rejected this partition. Some 90% of the total area wasn't enough. They had to have it all.
That was over sixty years ago-and nothing has really changed regarding the same Arab mindset that refuses to grant scores of millions of non-Arabs living in the region even a tiny sliver of the same political rights Arabs insist upon for themselves. That, in a nutshell, is the Arab-Israeli conflict.
A few years back, a now comatose Prime Minister Sharon-under intense pressure from Washington-agreed to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza, a coastal area which had been repeatedly used since the days of the Pharaohs to invade the land of the Jews. It was also the land of Goliath's non-Semitic, Aegean "Sea People," the Philistines (as in Palestine), who gave both Egyptians and Jews earlier shared headaches.
Sharon's withdrawal plan was highly controversial, but there was enough potentially positive aspects to it that it seemed to at least some folks worth a try. The problem is that all of the worst case scenario results soon emerged instead.
Gaza was a test-and the Arabs flunked it horribly.
Being the target of repeated Arab attempted destruction, Israel was under no obligation to return any territories used for those purposes before treaties of real peace-not hudna and such ceasefires-were signed.
Borders and territorial possessions all over the world have historically changed for far less than what Israel has faced…including America's. And does anyone remember the Falkland War the Brits fought with Argentina? Now imagine the Brits (along with numerous other hypocrites) lecturing Israel-as they constantly do-about what the Jews allegedly need to do in their own very backyard (not thousands of miles away from home) regarding Arabs who deliberately disembowel and slit the throats of their kids and other innocents.
With the withdrawal of Jewish organic farmers and so forth (Gaza thus becoming Judenrein), did the Arabs offer Israel any semblance of peace?
The only thing Arabs did was to congratulate themselves about how nicely their well-known destruction in stages scenario for Israel was playing out.
Before the setback in '67, they called for a one fell swoop plan for the Jews' demise. Afterwards, this was replaced with a strategy to force Israel-via diplomacy (arm twisting by its "friends")--back to its 1949, U. N.-imposed, microscopic armistice line, not border, existence. The final draft of U.N.S.C. Resolution 242 was drafted, in a rare display of true justice, to rectify that wrong after the Six Day War.
Any withdrawal of Israel from territories was to be in the context of real peace treaties and to secure and somewhat defensible real borders-not armistice lines. It was expected that the travesty of the '49 lines would be rectified as Israel withdrew from territories-not all territories. Indeed, the U.N. fought very hard over the precise wording of 242 for just this reason. A reading of its architects, such as Lord Caradon, Eugene Rostow, and others, makes this very clear. Here's Lord Caradon…
It would have been wrong to demand that Israel return to its positions of June 4, 1967, because those positions were undesirable and artificial. After all, they were just the places where the soldiers of each side happened to be on the day the fighting stopped in 1948. They were just armistice lines. That's why we didn't demand that the Israelis return to them.
Nevertheless, for a very cold peace, Israel handed Egypt back the best tank trap it had, buffering itself from latter day Pharaohs', as well as oil fields it developed, major airbases, and some real semblance of strategic depth.
With Sinai thus returned, Gaza was the next piece to fall in the post-'67 Arab destruction in stages game plan.
Indeed, Gaza was a failed test.
Arabs had an opportunity to prove doubters such as myself wrong…and we really wanted that to happen, though knew better.
The "peace offering" Arabs gave Israel in return was to elect Arabs to power in Gaza who didn't even feel it necessary to play Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah's Palestinian Authority's phony game of acceptance of a Jewish neighbor. Actually, Abbas and his crew don't do this either and still refuse to speak of a Jewish Israel. Arabs can claim almost two dozen Arab states (created mostly from non-Arab peoples' lands), but how dare Jews speak of one miniscule state of their own…
Yet, to prop up the West's sweet-talking, latter day Arafatian darlings, Mahmoud Abbas (one of Arafat's chief lieutenants) & Fatah had to be made the good cops by an American State Department long hostile to even the very idea of Israel (opposing President Truman on its rebirth and so forth) to the Hamas bad ones to twist the arms of the Jews. In reality, both have the same long-term plans for Israel. Check out their own official assorted websites, books, speeches to their own people, and so forth if you doubt this. In the Internet age, this is easy to do. Check out the Hamas Charter while you're at it…and the PLO/P.A.'s as well.
While attacks against Israel from Gaza were launched before Hamas gained control there, they increased afterwards…hundreds of rockets, mortars, and such being launched against Israel proper after the complete, unilateral Israeli withdrawal.
Instead of a hand being offered to an Israel which could indeed be very generous in peace, Arabs elected those who openly (to their credit-no game playing here) call for Israel's total destruction…the same folks who were blowing up school kids and others on buses, in restaurants, teen nightclubs, pizza parlors, and such a while back. They even set up a museum commemorating their heroism complete with fake Jewish body parts hanging from ceilings for all to sing praises to.
Think about what Israel really needs to do with such an enemy. Does America's own Powell Doctrine ring a bell? Here's some of what Wikipedia has to say about it…
"…Powell expanded upon the Doctrine, asserting that when a nation is engaging in war, every resource and tool should be used to achieve decisive force against the enemy, minimizing US casualties and ending the conflict quickly by forcing the weaker force to capitulate. This is well in line with Western military strategy Lately, there was supposedly a ceasefire in effect. Hamas got tired of losing too many of its folks to Israel's pinpoint strikes. Yet, during this "ceasefire," Israel ceased, but the Arabs still fired.
Because of this, the Jews stopped the flow of goods and services to the people who elected those who want both Jews and the Jewish State dead and who cause death, maiming, and destruction in nearby Israeli towns and cities.
How unreasonable of those Jews!
Just ask the U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon, the European Union's Benita Ferrero-Waldner, NGO Oxfam's Jeremy Hobbs, and so forth. They simply expect Jews to keep on out-Christianing Christians by turning cheek after cheek after cheek…not that any "Christian" country would ever put up with such murderous manure that Israel is simply expected to accept from Arabs.
Tit for tat responses have never worked well with Arabs. They know there's hundreds of millions of them and about six million Israeli Jews. Now, why am I nervous about that number? Arafat used to claim that the Arab mother was his best weapon.
To be taken seriously, Israel must treat Gaza's Hamas and those who elected it according to America's own Powell Doctrine. If firing rockets, mortars, and such at one's cities is not considered acts of war, then what is? If calling for the death of a nation and its people and acting on those threats are not acts of war, then what is?
If ever a nation had reason to level an enemy, then who if not Israel? It certainly has the means. Not doing so and trying to be humane to the inhumane only brings hypocritical charges leveled against Jews anyway.
There are few innocents in Gaza. Arab non-combatants hide murderers who in turn use the former as human shields after they deliberately attack Jewish civilians-all contrary to the Geneva Conventions, by the way. Think Perfidy Clause and such…Sad, but true.
Yet, none of this matters to the U. N., the European Union folks, Oxfam, the State Department, and so forth. Arabs and Arabized are still committing atrocities, waging genocide, and so forth in black Africa and elsewhere, and all they can do is insist that Jews allow the re-supply of those who would butcher them if they had the chance. No doubt… Egypt has allowed hundreds of tunnels to be dug from its territory to supply Gaza with the means to kill Jews.
Imagine if this was reversed. Pharaoh now supposedly has a peace treaty with Israel. Here's an idea…let them smuggle food and so forth instead. Furthermore, why smuggle? Let Pharaoh supply his Arab brothers with those supplies. By the way, Israel has been permitting essentials to cross into Gaza anyway.
Jews aren't obligated to supply their executioners and wannabes with anything. Would any other people be expected to do this? Should be a no brainer, right? But it's that Jew thing again... Israel needs to hold elections as soon as possible…before its current non-leaders can cause even more damage.
David Ben-Gurion, Golda, Jabotinsky, and Begin must be rolling in their graves.
Prime Minister Olmert is soon scheduled to have some additional last minute arm-twisting done by another soon leaving official, Secretary of State Rice. Dubya, too, will likely join the gang up on the Jews party. Hey, Clinton received many millions of bucks for his Library and such from the Arab oil spigot as a gift for forcing Jews into the deadly Oslo debacle and agreeing to forsake 242's promise of secure borders, why not the scion of the Bush oil family too? He's certainly been acting that way these past few years…and I (reluctantly) voted for him.
Like many other State Department types, Rice's career of squeezing Jews is sure to pay off later. Just ask James Baker III (Dubya's virtual uncle). As I like to remind folks, Condi already has one oil tanker named after her in the Chevron fleet. Shafting Hebrews and Arab potentate derriere-kissing have been lucrative business decisions for decades…
Israel must have new leaders who will act as if their private parts are still intact-regardless of the consequences. If America threatens to cut off aid, then so be it. With a man who has dozens of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel friends, advisors, and supporters ready to move into the White House (he's already sent one of these folks, Robert Malley, as his senior foreign policy to Lebanon's slave master, Syria), Israel must be ready to draw its lines in the sand beyond which it will no further budge.
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport, and such must not be subjected to what Sderot and Ashkelon now frequently receive…and that's exactly what is realistically to be expected if Israel does in Judea (i.e., land of the Jews) and Samaria (aka the West Bank) what it did in Gaza. A three thousand mile wide America will be shamed if it forces Israel into another Munich 1938 style "peace."
Israel must insist on reasonable but effective territorial compromises regarding the remaining territories in dispute…be they the Golan Heights or the West Bank. Presidents Johnson and Reagan along with Secretary of State Shultz (an amazing exception to the Foggy Bottom rule), military commanders, and others understood this quite well. It appeared that President Bush II did too…at least for a while.
Arabs (even those few Israel has "peace treaties" with) still refuse to accept the permanent reality of a'49 armistice line, 9-mile wide Israel-let alone anything beyond the virtually microscopic. Think about that purely Arab patrimony thing, the Dar ul-Islam vs. the Dar al-Harb, and so forth. And, again, think gassed Kurds, Darfur, and southern Sudan while you're at it…
Given all the above, as for Gaza…Israel must send an ultimatum, not supply it.
And the U. N., Oxfam, the European Union, and other assorted hypocrites and practitioners of the double standard?
Let them go to where they're really needed but to where they never will…to relieve the real-not mostly self-inflicted-plight of scores of millions of non-Arab peoples still being slaughtered, enslaved, subjugated, and so forth throughout the region on behalf of Arab nationalism and its "purely Arab patrimony."
arrived at this article at http://www.paktoday.com/mwtoday/honig21.htm
by: Dr. Richard Benkin
“An alliance of Israel, India, and the United States…can [easily] dispose of the terrorists and the national leaders that support them…Look at what each nation has done by itself. Ever since its 1948 birth, Israel has been bedeviled by nation-states and terrorist groups determined to destroy it. It is the only nation on earth that has never known a day of peace….Invaded by multiple Arab militaries in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973…Israel beat them all back so thoroughly, that they had to change tactics and send terror proxies to do their work…. But the terrorists have failed, too. Suicide bombings [and rocket strikes from Gaza] have been virtually eliminated….In a 2007 conversation with an Israeli insider, I noted how the number of terror attacks dropped significantly, even though the terrorists keep trying….‘Let me tell you a secret,’ he whispered, smiling. ‘We stop most of them in their beds.’ Israel has survived; more than that, it has thrived to become one of the world’s technological giants….Read the rest of this entry »
READ the beginning and THE WHOLE THING at http://www.bangladeshihindu.com/category/research-analysis/
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Countless Jews are appalled or dumbfounded. They cannot understand how a Jewish government, backed the Israel Defense Forces, could give away Judea and Samaria, the sacred heartland of the Jewish people to terrorist thugs.
The Prophets and Sages of Israel predicted that, in the end of days, the Jews would have such a government. They foresaw that Israel would be ruled by “scorners” of the Torah. These scorners, said the Prophet Hosea (12:1-3), will fill Israel with lies and deception. They will strive after wind (“peace”) and make alliances with Israel’s enemies.
The Prophet Isaiah (28:14-18) chastises these insolent Jews. He foretells that they will make a “covenant with death,” but that this pact will not protect them, indeed, that they will be swept away like refuse. Remarkably, the Targum translates this pact with death as a contract with “terrorists” (mechablim)!
Similarly, the Zohar (Exodus 7b) predicts that in the end of days certain Jews in Israel will make an alliance with the enemies of the Jewish people. The Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles fits this dire prediction.
In the Talmud, tractate Sanhedrin (98a), we learn that in the end of days Israel will have the “cheapest” government. Only the cheapest politicians would negotiate with terrorist thugs responsible for the murder and maiming thousands of Jewish men, women, and children. Such shamelessness should make any man of taste want to vomit. This leads me to examine the certain conclusions of Mishna Sotah (49b):
With the footsteps of the Moshiach arrogance shall increase and honor dwindle. The government shall turn to heresy [such as secular humanism] and there shall be none to utter reproof. The council-chamber [the Knesset] shall be given to immorality. Galilee will be barren, the Golan shall be desolate, and the dwellers on the frontier [in Judah, Samaria, and Gaza] shall go from place to place with none to take pity on them.
The wisdom of their writers [journalists and academics] will become insipid and degenerate [will become morally neutral if not anti-Jewish]; they that shun sin shall be despised. The truth shall nowhere be found [thanks to the university-bred doctrine of relativism]. Youth shall shame their elders, and the elders shall stand up in the presence of youth [a commonplace in democracies] ... The face of this generation is as the face of a dog [impervious to shame]... So upon whom can we rely? Upon our Father in heaven.
● Is it not obvious that the Jews in Israel cannot rely on the opposition parties such as Likud to save them from disaster?
● Is it not obvious, from the experience of Lebanon and Sderot, that Jews cannot rely on the Israel Defense Forces?
● Is it not obvious that Jews cannot rely on rabbis who pontificate about pikuach nefesh?
● Is it not obvious that Jews cannot rely on political and strategic analysts to stop the suicidal course of Israel’s government?
● Is it not obvious that Jews cannot rely on the United States or on information campaigns (hasbara) to save them from the successors of the Nazis?
By now it should also be obvious that it is precisely because Jews have relied on such vanities that they have been given spineless politicians who would sacrifice Eretz Yisrael for mere wind.
Finally, consider Rashi’s commentary to Genesis 1:1.
If the nations of the world should [question Israel’s title to Eretz Yisrael] and say: ‘You are robbers in that you have seized by force the territories of the seven nations,’ Israel can retort: ‘The entire world belongs to the Holy One, Blessed be He. He created it and gave it to whomsoever it was right in His eyes. It was His will to give it to them and it was His will to take it from them and give it to us.’
To whom are these words of centuries ago addressed? Surely, to Jews in Israel today. But no Israeli government has ever uttered these words. Nor has any religious party in any Israeli government ever made such words its clarion call!
You will say: “But the nations will mock these words and laugh at us.” I reply: Have countless appeals to “security” won the supportive concern of the nations? Have ingratiating words about “Israeli democracy” earned the respect of the democratic world? Has willingness to yield “territory for peace” appeased the voracious appetites of Janus-faced Arab despots?
Is not Israel despised by the nations no matter how yielding it has been in the “peace process”? I dare say that it is precisely because Jews have not based their claim to Eretz Yisrael exclusively on Rashi’s commentary to Genesis 1:1 that Israel is so often disdained and condemned by the nations!
I am not saying that citing Rashi will convince any nation that the Jews have a G-d given title to Eretz Yisrael. The task of the Jews is not to convince the nations of anything! That happens to be the compulsion or futility of assimilated Jews. Too many Jews—religious included—want to win the approval of the nations rather than the approval of G-d.
Legions of religious Jews rely more on politicians and political rhetoric than on the Torah and on the G-d of Israel. This is why the above Mishna indicates that in the end of days, when we have exhausted the heresies of our time and are utterly helpless, that we shall turn to our Father in heaven.
This is not a counsel of despair. It is a plea for rational analysis. Stop relying like addicts on failed ideas and flawed politicians. Start proclaiming that G-d alone has given us title to Eretz Yisrael—and never mind the scorners! Just do it and leave the consequences to G-d, Who alone is the Master of war and peace.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sieg Heil! Obama’s gestapo - your neighbors
Obama’s Gestapo Plan was created over two years ago with Rahm Emanuel in Chicago.
I GUESS SOME JEWS LEARNED THE LESSONS OF THE HOLOCAUST BETTER THAN OTHERS. Emanuel, apparently, learned them too well.
… The only way for Obama to counter the military in a coup against the Constitution, is for Obama to have a private army with tentacles deep into every local community.
Now we know this was no casual idea. When we first saw the tape of Obama insisting on a National Police for, we thought, “Whatever…cops, something vague about national police, but then we watched again and very, very alarming things jumped. Things which would only not be alarming to a person with a mental capacity significantly below that of the average adult. This National Police Force of Obama’s would have to be as well-funded and powerful, his own words, as the current military is. You know, the one whose primary loyalty was to America, not Obama? And now we find this bombshell. Now we know this was no casual idea floated once during the campaign.
Listen to the detail down to which he and Emanuel have thought this through. And listen the reporter having dinner with Rahm sound so incredulous to this planned Police State, and Rahm try to so oily pass it off as if it were a benign occurence, despite it’s obvious Orwellian enormity. Just listen as the reporter feels the inherent evil at his marrow, and how he almost can’t believe what he is hearing, but trying to remain cool and not insult Emanuel by calling him an obvious Nazi.
Domestic civil conscription. And guess what? Those forced in will be sent to 90 day indoctrination and training camps. Being locally based they will know who in the hood has guns, and who does or doesn’t like Obama. You will literally wake up and find that your neighbor is part of an invading army. But you will already be surrounded. Because they live with you.
And as one Georgia congressman just said, this is exactly what Hitler and the Soviets did.
Because it has abandoned moral absolutes and its historic Christian faith, the U.S. is moving closer to a Nazi-style totalitarianism, warns a former German member of the Hitler Youth in a new book.
“Every day brings this nation closer to a Nazi-style totalitarian abyss,” writes Hilmar von Campe, now a U.S. citizen, and author of “Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America.”
Thanks to: patdollard.com
Non-Army "Civilian" Paramilitary Forces to Control the Population under the Hitler Nazi Regime
The Origins of a National Police Force as proposed by Obama
Monday, November 17, 2008
Admittedly, the film The Pianist really caught me by surprise. While I am currently enrolled in an Introduction to Global Society course and have previously studied the events of World War II in full detail, nothing could have prepared me for the brutal, cruel, bloody picture this film portrayed. In relation to this, I found a number of philosophers’ thoughts and ideas relevant to some of the scenes that still remain vividly in my mind.
First, Martin Buber’s philosophy of the self and the other is described in terms of the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship. Whereas the I-Thou relationship recognizes the other as a being in relation to the self, the I-It relationship is the opposite. The self views the other as a mere object, and not as a fellow subject, one that has the sole purpose of merely serving his interests.
More at http://stormyfebruary.livejournal.com/1648.html
. . . the Jewish community's influence in American politics is an obstacle for Obama. The Obama junta's approach to dealing with that, has been to maintain the illusion of a Jewish consensus backed by the widely circulated phony high 70's figure of Jewish votes for Obama. This is being followed by a quiet campaign of intimidation intended to silence anyone who isn't on board. Dissidents will be branded as "racists" with stories already running on this theme and numerous more set to go.
The way is being cleared for Obama to take power and begin the destruction of Israel. Silence only serves his agenda. Blogs have an independence that the print media does not have. We don't have advertisers that we answer to or community organizations whose cooperation we need. We are not owned by families with vested business interests. We can speak out and join our voices together against the growing night.
more at http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2008/11/obama-crackdown-on-jewish-media-begins.html
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Prof. Paul Eidelberg
John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is a man of superlative intellect, political integrity and moral clarity. Germany’s President Angela Merkel told President George W. Bush, “I like your ambassador to the UN more than I like mine…. I understand [him] much better than my own. I’ve been thinking about having your ambassador represent Germany.”
What follows is based very much on Chapter 12 of Bolton’s book Surrender is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad (2007). The chapter is entitled “Iran in the Security Council: The EU-3 Finds New Ways to Give In.” EU-3 stands for Britain, France, and Germany—three members of the European Union. Despite Bolton’s heroic efforts, the EU-3 failed to obtain Security Council resolutions calling for serious sanctions against Iran’s nuclear weapons program, a program that violated the International Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Unfortunately, Bolton was encumbered by Colin Powell, secretary of state during George W. Bush’s first term, and Condoleezza Rice, who succeeded Powell during Bush’s second term. Neither of these secretaries of state possessed an adequate understanding of Iran. Iran is the key player of the “axis of evil.” Iranian control of the oil flowing through the Persian Gulf would make it a superpower if this nation of 70 million people produced nuclear weapons. Imagine how Islamism would skyrocket throughout the world if Iran obtained, through its proxies, control of Jerusalem.
So Bolton provides the following head note of Chapter 12—a quote from—Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who said on October 26, 2005:
Our dear imam [Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] ordered that the occupying regime in Jerusalem be wiped off the face of the earth.
This was a very wise statement.
Following Bush’s November 2 victory in the 2004 presidential election, the EU-3 presented a proposal to Iran hoping to obtain Iran’s critical threshold decision to suspend all enrichment of uranium and reprocessing activities involved in producing nuclear weapons.
On November 15, Colin Powell announced he was resigning as secretary of state at the end of Bush’s first term. During a trip to Brazil, however, Powell decided to talk to the Press “about Iran’s efforts to weaponize their nuclear capability and to fit it into warheads …” Powell is reported to have said: “I have seen some information that would suggest they have been actively working on delivery systems … We are talking about information that says [Iran] not only has missiles, but information that suggests they are working hard about how to put the two together.”
“By late December [while carrot trucks were rolling into Tehran] the press reported that Iran continued conversion work at Esfahan.” “Rice started off her tenure as secretary of state [in late January 2004] following a tough line on Iran. By late February, however, she began to wobble.” Fruitless negotiations with Iran inevitably followed. Islamic regimes respect strength, decisiveness, constancy, and despise their opposites.
On October 26, Ahmadinejad reminded the United States exactly what the problem was by saying Israel should be ‘wiped off the map.’” The “problem,” as Bolton clearly saw, was that Tehran was committed to Israel’s annihilation, and this alone made negotiations to curtail Iran’s development of nuclear weapons fruitless.
“On January 10, 2006, the Iranians reverted to form by breaking the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] seals at the Natanz enrichment facility …” Thus, after more than two years of talks with Tehran we had nothing to show for it. “The New York Times called it ‘the climax of a two-and-one-half year campaign by the Bush Administration,’ which ‘also signals the failure … of the two-and-a-half strategy of France, Britain and Germany that was based on the premise that Iran could be coaxed into, giving up its nuclear program.”
Various “carrots and sticks” drafts were drawn up—but none got very far. A New York Times story quoted a former Iranian negotiator Hassan Rouhani:
In a remarkable admission, Mr. Rowhani [sic] suggested … that Iran had used the negotiations with the Europeans to dupe them…. “While we were talking to the Europeans in Tehran, we were installing equipment in parts of the facility in Isfahan, but we still had a long way to go to complete the project … In fact, by creating a calm environment, we were able to complete the work at Isfahan.”
In April 2006, IAEA reported that Iran had enriched uranium to reactor-grade levels. Bolton was so disgusted with the state department’s soft approach that he seriously thought of resigning as the UN ambassador. He writes: “If there were only one phrase I could ban from State’s lexicon, it would be ‘carrots and sticks.’ which is too often a substitute for strategic thinking.” The sticks, never implemented, would have suspended international credit as well as air travel for top Iranians. The standing joke was the motto, “speak softly and carry a big carrot.”
For Bolton, the worst news came on May 30, 2006, when he “learned of the decision that the United States would actually join in direct talks, along with the EU-3, Russia, and China, if Iran were to agree to suspend enrichment.” This display of weakness revolted Bolton.
It was clear to him that Iran was not about to suspend its enrichment activities. Ayatollah Ali Khamenie, Iran’s real el Supremo … said publicly that Iran had no intention of giving up its nuclear program, and Iran denied IAEA inspectors access to the large underground facilities at Natanz, where industrial-scope enrichment could take place.” Condoleezza Rice just wouldn’t look at the reality—the reality of Iran, the reality her president included in the “axis of evil.”
“Ahmadinejad announced on November 14, 2006, that Iran was planning to install sixty thousand centrifuges at Natanz, and that the world was prepared to accept Iran as a nuclear power.”
The entire EU-3 effort was premised on the view that they could handle an ‘axis of evil’ member better than we had handled Iraq. , and that Iran could be talked out of pursuing nuclear weapons. Our support for the EU-3 [hence, for multilateralism] thus perversely enable their [effete] efforts to make us look bad, with the far more dangerous consequence that Iran gained almost four years of additional time to [perfect an indigenous capacity throughout the entire nuclear fuel cycle, leaving us all in a far more vulnerable position than when we started. During 2007, Iran continued its inexorable process of perfecting all of the requisite technologies, toying with the IAEA and its inspectors and the EU-3, despite more Security Council resolutions and more negotiation efforts by the EU-3. Israel’s ambassador Dan Gillerman once described the state of play quite well in a speech to the Security Council, saying that Ahmadinejad was denying the existence of the Holocaust, even while “preparing the next one.” The fact that Iran will never voluntarily give up its nuclear program, and a policy based on the contrary assumption is not just delusional but dangerous. This is the road to the Nuclear Holocaust.”
This seems to be beyond the comprehension of president-elect Barack Obama, who deems it arrogant to refrain from negotiating with evil—with an enemy that proclaims “death to America” and “death to Israel.”
But such maledictions have long been broadcast by the PLO-Palestinian Authority, under Yasser Arafat as well as Mahmoud Abbas. Yet, Israeli prime ministers—Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Binyamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Ehud Olmert have engaged in negotiations with what upright people—people who have not been corrupted by politics—can only be called evil.
Has diplomatic relations with the PLO brought Israel any good? But then, what can Israel’s next prime minister say if the U.S. establishes diplomatic relations with Iran?
*Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, November 17, 2008.
Amid all the enthusiasm for this plan, as noted in the article below, no one seems to have considered anything about the Islamic legal doctrine regarding treaties, which allows Muslims to conclude only temporary truces with the infidels, in order to allow the Muslims time to gather their strength and fight again more effecively sometime in the future.
"Barack Obama links Israel peace plan to 1967 borders deal," by Uzi Mahnaimi and Sarah Baxter for the Sunday Times, November 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Barack Obama is to pursue an ambitious peace plan in the Middle East involving the recognition of Israel by the Arab world in exchange for its withdrawal to pre-1967 borders, according to sources close to America’s president-elect.
Obama intends to throw his support behind a 2002 Saudi peace initiative endorsed by the Arab League and backed by Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister and leader of the ruling Kadima party.
Read on at http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/023523.php
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Terrorist Hassan Diab wanted in France on multiple counts of murder
. . . wanted in France on multiple counts of murder, attempted murder and wilful destruction of property for by a bombing outside a Paris synagogue that killed four people in October 1980. The bombing was apparently the work of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which is universally described as a Marxist/nationalist group. In this as in its other operations, however, it acted as either a willing or unwitting tool of the jihad against Israel.
. . . he would weep if he had to swat a fly, how he petted dogs and gave candy to orphans. We have seen this before. It was the Nazi genocide mastermind Heinrich Himmler who told a group of SS leaders: “Most of you know what it means to see a hundred corpses lying together, five hundred, or a thousand. To have gone through this and yet -- apart from a few exceptions, examples of human weakness -- to have remained decent fellows, this is what has made us hard. This is a glorious page in our history that has never been written and shall never be written…”
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This is the heading of a post at "Pat Dollard", which the most excellent and respectable Pam Geller at Atlas Shrugs refers to without batting an eyelash.
Now "Jew Emanuel" doesn't sound so good to my ears that have heard such epithets as "Jew Bastard!" and references to the "Eternal Jew," etc., etc., etc.
Then there is the Saul Alinsky factor to consider.
Here's what is said about Pat Dollard on his blog:
"Pat Dollard traded a life of luxury as a Hollywood agent for that of a war journalist dodging bullets and shrapnel alongside the Marines in Iraq. He did it so you could see the truth…his version of the truth."
And here's what Pat Dollard says about himself on his blog:
"Eventually, I learned the joys of killing. But I’m skipping ahead of myself. I landed for my first stint in Iraq in November 2004 armed with a video camera instead of a weapon. I had obtained a rare embed from the United States Marines Corps for a nonjournalist private citizen to make my documentary, Young Americans."
Dollard, buddy of Marines in Iraq, embedded
Jews in the Obama inner circle are not doing Jews in general any good.
Especially as these--our--times are reminiscent of the time of the Weimar Republic in Germany.
That had such as Walter Rathenau* as its foreign minister--a Jew.
He was assasinated by incipient Nazis.
After that the German people elected Adoph Hitler as their chancellor.
If you think that there is no comparison between our time and that of the pre-Hitler Weimar Republic, see Overture to Civil War: There's Something Happening Here . . . and it ain't good at all
*The Jew Walter Rathenau and the German Weimar Republic
In 1921, Rathenau was appointed Minister of Reconstruction, and in 1922 he became Foreign Minister. His insistence that Germany should fulfill its obligations under the Treaty of Versailles, while working for a revision of its terms, infuriated German nationalists. He also angered nationalists by negotiating the Treaty of Rapallo with the Soviet Union. The leaders of the (still obscure) Nazi Party and other right-wing groups claimed he was part of a "Jewish-Communist conspiracy."
Rathenau was a leading proponent of a policy of assimilation for German Jews: he argued that Jews should oppose both Zionism and socialism and fully integrate themselves into mainstream German society. This, he said, would lead to the eventual disappearance of anti-Semitism. As a powerful, affluent and highly visible Jewish politician, Rathenau was disdained by Germany's extreme right, culminating in his 1922 assassination.
On June 24, 1922, two months after the signing of the Treaty of Rapallo, Rathenau was assassinated in a plot led by two right-wing army officers (aided and abetted by others) linked to Organisation Consul: Erwin Kern and Hermann Fischer. On that morning, he was driving from his house to Wilhelmstraße, as he did daily (and predictably). During the trip his car was passed by another in which three armed men were sitting. They simultaneously shot at the minister with machine guns and then quickly drove away. A memorial stone in the Koenigsallee in Berlin-Grunewald marks the scene of the crime, which was officially (with flags legally at half mast) but not necessarily fervently mourned in Germany. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, they declared Rathenau's assassins as national heroes and designated June 24 as a holiday of celebration.
It was certainly an early sign of the instability and violence which were eventually to permeate and destroy the Weimar Republic. The British writer Morgan Philips Price wrote:
In June 1922 Walter Rathenau, a big Jewish industrialist and progressive economist, was assassinated by gangsters of the extreme Right who were the heart and soul of the Freikorps. I was present at the memorial service in the Reichstag and noted an extraordinary outburst of enthusiasm among the workers of Berlin, as expressed in their trade union leaders and socialist parties, for the Republic and for President Ebert. The rank and file of the Majority Social Democrats were now thoroughly aroused...first Communists, then Socialists, and now a big industrialist were murdered for having Liberal views and, in the last case, for being a Jew. The situation in Germany was becoming more and more sinister.
Albert Einstein later commented that he was "greatly disturbed" by Rathenau's assassination, since he saw it as early proof of an immense anti-pacifist and anti-semitic presence in Germany.
The term "Jewish left" describes Jews who identify with or support left wing, occasionally liberal causes, consciously as Jews, either as individuals or through organizations. There is no one organization or movement which constitutes the "Jewish left," however. Jews have been major forces in the history of the labor movement, the Settlement house movement, the women's rights movement, anti-racist work, and anti-fascist organizing of many forms.
Realizing that the expression "on the left" covers a range of politics, it is worth noting that many well-known figures "on the left" have been Jews, for instance, Murray Bookchin, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Eric Hobsbawm, Karl Marx, Harold Pinter, and Howard Zinn, who were born into Jewish families and have various degrees of connection to Jewish communities, Jewish culture, Jewish tradition or the Jewish religion in its many variants. It also includes such people as rabbis Michael Lerner and Arthur Waskow, both in their own way religiously devout and culturally identified Jews. It includes as well many secular, cosmopolitan people who nonetheless remain connected to Jewish culture, such as Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman, Rose Schneiderman, Muriel Rukeyser and Susan Sontag. Views regarding Zionism among those either identified or self-identified as being among the Jewish left can be quite varied, and are often independent of their other political and social views.
In February 1919 a telegram arrived at the Constituent Assembly in Weimar nominating Rathenau for the presidency of the new German Republic which provoked uproarious laughter from the delegates on the Right and silence from the rest.
Nevertheless, the beleaguered new Weimar Republic soon needed Rathenau's considerable financial and leadership talents which he had acquired as the head of the AEG. In 1920, he worked for the Socialization Commission and skillfully represented Germany at the Spa Conference on reparations. In July 1921, Rathenau accepted a cabinet post as minister of reconstruction, swallowing his desire for the top job of foreign minister. During the next five months, he applied his skills and energy to the policy of "fulfillment," arranging compromises with France, Belgium, and Britain over Germany's huge reparations bill.
Adept at bargaining with foreign statesmen and industrialists, Walther Rathenau was able to blunt the Allies' fears and suspicions of Germany and appeal to their generosity. He depicted a weak Germany, with tense industrial-labor relations and a fragile currency, menaced within by right- and left-wing radicalism and by regional divisions and threatened in the East by Soviet Russia, and thus incapable of paying reparations without immediate loans and moratoria. Despite the forcefulness of his message, or perhaps because his convictions seemed so solid, Rathenau came to be considered an "indispensable" figure in European politics. The more he succeeded abroad, however, the more his domestic enemies could label him the international Jew.
Walther Rathenau, the ex-monarchist, the Jewish captain of industry with his spiritualist and socialist leanings, the amateur politician/statesman without a seat in the Reichstag, stood isolated in republican Germany. His support from the "good Germans," the "Weimar Germans," was noticeably tepid. The Democrats, the Center, and the Moderate Socialists kept their distance. Chancellor Wirth, who expected to control foreign policy, evidently intended to make Rathenau his court Jew, one who was acceptable to British and Dutch bankers and tolerated by the French and who sent a useful mixed signal to Moscow.
The anti-Semitic press termed Rathenau's appointment the triumph of Jewish banking interests, Jewish socialism, and Jewish freemasonry as well as of the international, liberal banking conspiracy led by Lloyd George which aimed to dominate a prostrate Christian Germany. "My heart is heavy," he wrote to his friend, Lili Deutsch. "A man alone -- knowing his limits and weaknesses -- what can a man like that do in this paralyzed world with enemies all around?" A lonely court Jew in a pan-German milieu, Rathenau seemed destined to sacrifice himself.
On the eve of the Genoa Conference the foreign minister met for five hours with Albert Einstein and Kurt Blumenfeld to discuss Palestine, the Jewish problem, and his role as Germany's advocate before the entire world. Rathenau insisted on his right to speak for die entire German people just as Disraeli had represented England. But there were key differences. The baptized Disraeli was a more facile and clever actor; by enlarging the island kingdom's riches with the Suez Canal, by making Victoria the Empress of India, and by expanding British democracy, he had enhanced the pride and prestige of both his peoples. On the other hand, the aristocratic, unbaptized Rathenau, who was about to plead for a defeated, and largely unrepentant Germany, risked disappointment and danger for Germans, for Jews, and for himself. Late in the night Pathenau admitted to Einstein and Blumenfeld that he served a Germany which had never accepted him completely or unconditionally. After bidding the foreign minister farewell, the two Zionists walked the late night streets of Berlin vindicated, and frightened.
Rathenau set out to work later than usual. About a mile and a half from his villa in Grunewald his open car was overtaken and stopped by an automobile with three handsome young men in spanking new leather jackets. When Rathenau's car was halted, one man shot the foreign minister with a submachine gun, while the second threw a hand grenade whose explosion lifted the victim from his seat; the driver of the assassins' vehicle then sped away. Rathenau had been shot five times; his jaw and backbone were completely shattered. He died almost at once. He was fifty-four years old.
Privately, there was little sympathy for the victim. On the day after the murder, Friedrich Meinecke's fellow academics in Berlin raged over the communist menace to Germany. In Munich, Thomas Mann heard an eminent professor rejoice in "one less Jew!" In Heidelberg, the Nobel prize-winning physics professor, Philip Lenard forbade his students to observe the day of Rathenau's burial and be "idle on account of a dead Jew." On his walks through the German capital, the Prague journalist Egon Erwin Kisch heard lawyers and government functionaries -- still sporting their Wilhelminian mustaches -- utter melodramatically "It's been done!" And Kurt Tucholsky's newly invented vulgarian "Herr Wendriner" parodied the exasperation of solid German and Jewish businessmen with all the red flags, and the marching, and the huge and noisy lower-class demonstrations in Rathenau's name: Too much disorder over one pushy dead Jew!
The virulent anti-Semitism of Imperial Germany -- its exclusion and its scapegoating of the Jews -- did not abate when the regime collapsed in 1918. Indeed defeat and revolution, the Kapp Putsch and the repeated reparations crises filled the anti-Semitic arsenal. The Right blamed every mistake of the Weimar government, every setback in the economy or in foreign affairs, on the Jews.
Rathenau was the ideal embodiment of the Jew as a dominating and destructive figure. A racist pamphlet in January 1922 accused Wirth of delivering Germany over to "Jewish world control" and termed Rathenau's nomination "a bald provocation of the German people." The Nazi organ, the Volkischer Beobachter, headlined one of its articles: "The resurrected Marx: Rathenau." The harassed Wirth government did not refute the attacks. Indeed, when the Right complained over the "disproportionate" number of Jews in Germany's delegation, it excluded one very talented non-Aryan from the Genoa Conference.
. . . many contemporary observers Jewish and non-Jewish, were convinced of the heightened danger exposed by Rathenau's murder. The Austrian-Jewish economist, Gustav Stolper, lamented the "anti-Semitic plague" that had attacked the German body politic; and the playwright Carl Zuckmayer insisted: "He was murdered because he was a Jew." The London Jewish Chronicle reminded its readers that Rathenau had been "persecuted" since his appointment (June 30). The Nation, which termed Rathenau "one of the few statesmen whom Europe could not afford to lose" (July 5), also called him the victim of the Henry Fords who had preached against a "global Jewish conspiracy" (July 12). In August, The Contemporary Review called Rathenau a sacrifice to the "new anti-Semitism" wielding its new lethal weapons to exclude the Jews. The German-Jewish writer, Emil Ludwig, called Rathenau's "urge towards power" a fatal impulse in a land which had never permitted a Jew to hold the reins of State or had forgiven one who cherished that aspiration. The Danish-Jewish literary critic, Georg Brandes, pinpointed the uniqueness of German anti-Semitism: in the Slavic lands there had been pogroms, mass killing, and mass plunder; while in the more "civilized" Reich single Jews were targeted for death.
In August 1922, a Thuringian farmer assured his American train-mate that Rathenau had been killed simply "because he was a Jew."
Rathenau's death failed to kindle any spark of reconciliation between Germans and Jews. Brandes' caution about the peculiarity of German anti-Semitism remained valid. German Jewry, less than one percent of the population, more than ever feared to walk in Rathenau's footsteps and expose and endanger themselves. Walter Benjamin, in his anguished response to Rathenau's murder, wrote that the Jews could no longer hope to "speak" as Germans or even join the German "conversation."
If I remember correctly, a saying in Germany about Walter Rathenau went, "Dass ist der Walter Rathenau, die gottverdammte Judensau."
[translated as ,"That is Walter Rathenau the goddamned Jewish sow."
Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Iran has been at war with the United States and Israel for thirty years—ever since the Iranian Revolution initiated by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. I dare say this is the most far-reaching revolution in human history. Iran is the epicenter of international terrorism. Its ultimate goal, however, is to restore the Persian Empire and spread Shia Islam throughout the world. This is not a mere fantasy.
Iran now controls southern Iraq, including Basra from which Iraq ships its oil through the Strait of Hormuz. All of Iraq will fall to Iran once the Americans leave. Meanwhile, Iran is gaining decisive influence on Syria. Iran’s proxy, Hezbollah, virtually rules Lebanon. Hamas is another Iranian proxy, and Tehran has its sights on the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority.
Of global significance, Iran controls the world’s spigot of oil flowing through the Persian Gulf, This nation of 70 million people can wreck the world’s economy. If Iran’s economic power is backed by nuclear weapons—in process of development—Iran will control the Middle East, and more.
With control of the vast oil resources of the Persian Gulf, a nuclear-armed Iran, with its long-range Silkworm ballistic missiles, would cow an already cowed Europe, without whose economy the American economy would utterly collapse, period.
Hence, the question: “Will the U.S. or Israel launch a preemptive attack on Iran, the epicenter of Islamic imperialism?” At stake is the survival of Western civilization. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s maledictions, “death to America” and “death to Israel,” speak of a world without Christianity and Judaism.
Bearing this in mind, in December 2007, the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate reported that Iran had ceased its nuclear development program in 2003. John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the United Nations, wrote an excoriating critique of the NIE report in The Washington Post (December 7, 2007). He said, in conclusion, “…the NIE opens the way for Iran to achieve its military nuclear ambitions in an essentially unmolested fashion, to the detriment of us all.”
This is precisely why Mr. Bolton wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal virtually encouraging Israel to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran. He boldly asserted that the US should support Israel before, during, and after such a strike—should it take place.
But Mr. Bolton surely knows that Israel’s government, led by “we’re tired of being courageous” Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, cannot even muster the wherewithal for a serious attack on Hamas in Gaza. Thousands of Hamas missiles have depopulated the Israeli town of Sderot, yet Israel’s government, despite the overwhelming power of the Israel Defense Forces, twiddles its thumbs. To expect this pusillanimous government to attack Iran, when even the United States, with far more power and far less risk, refrains from doing so, is hardly realistic.
Nor will things look brighter if Olmert if replaced by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. As the newly elected head of the anti-Zionist Kadima Party, Livni is committed to a Palestinian state on Israel’s doorstep—enough to indicate that her party lacks the backbone for an attack on Iran.
What about Benjamin Netanyahu, favored to become Israel’s prime minister in the next national election (in February)? Mr. Netanyahu’s record is not an encouraging, if only because, as a minister in the Sharon government, he voted for withdrawal from Gaza, contrary to the warnings of Israel’s highest military and intelligence officials.
The most outstanding member of the Knesset that has candidly addressed the Iranian threat is Dr. Arieh Eldad. He knows that five years of negotiations with Tehran have only given Iran more time to complete its development of nuclear weapons. He knows that economic sanctions have been utterly futile. He knows that Tehran scorns UN Resolutions. Hence, he forthrightly declares that only military means can stop Iran’s nuclear weapon development.
Therefore, barring an unlikely U.S. attack on Iran—more unlikely under the leadership of Barack Obama—the government of Israel must employ all conventional and, if necessary, non-conventional weapons to prevent another Holocaust.