14 September 2008

Israeli Government Planning to Split Jerusalem and Other Downers from the Middle East


Copyright © R. Kossover, 2008
Published 14 September in Blogcritics Magazine

While Americans have been paying attention to their presidential race, things have been happening around them. Perhaps with the Palin wet t-shirt party raging in the press, nobody really wants to know. Sarah Palin brings everything a newsman wants in a story, controversy, sex and a pretty face. So, it falls to this writer to talk about the unpleasant things happening in and around the Middle East where pretty faces are as rare as pigs wearing lipstick.

First of all, an American consul general finally admitted what everybody has known for months and has been denying - that the Israeli government has been talking about splitting up Jerusalem in a so-called "peace" agreement. And according to the Jerusalem Post, the Kadima Party is in an uproar. Why they should be in an uproar is puzzling. These are the crooks and politicians who surrounded Ariel Sharon as he left the Likud Party specifically so that he wouldn't have to sing shtei gadót hayardén "Both Sides of the Jordan" (the Revisionist Zionists' anthem, adopted by the Likud) anymore and so that he could push the agenda of the Shlomtzion Party he had founded thirty-four years ago - a Arab State in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

If that were the only bad news, well, one could live with it. The Israeli government has been committing treason since it agreed to surrender Judea and Samaria in the Oslo "Peace" Accords that have only cost 5,000 lives so far. So, what else is new? Traitors in Jerusalem is a story as old as the Book of Ezekiel and the Book of Kings. That is not really news. It's just that the piece of scum that sits in the prime minister's chair, whatever his or her name turns out to be, can no longer deny (even though they do deny) that Israel is negotiating over Jerusalem. And the SHAS Party, the pack of crooks who bring an evil name to the Middle Eastern Jews they allege to represent, the same pack of crooks who promised to leave the government if Jerusalem were to be negotiated, can no longer sit in the Cabinet without showing themselves to be the utter prostitutes most of us have known them to be ever since they voted to bring YitzHak Rabin to power in 1992.

But there is more bad news - and nobody seems to be paying attention. Looking at the Debkafiles website one sees it piling up. Let's take a glance away from the Palin wet t-shirt party for a moment, shall we?

First the good news, an old article from 12 July about extending the term of the head of the Mossad (Israel's spy agency) into 2009 according to the article,

by extending the Mossad director, Meir Dagan's tenure for another year until the end of 2009, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has put in place a vital constituent for a possible eleventh-hour unilateral strike at Iran's nuclear facilities.

Given that the Islamic Republic has threatened to wipe us off the map, a pre-emptive strike to retard these efforts is the very least we in Israel should be planning. We do not have the capability to wipe Iran off the map, but we can at least try to "avert the severe decree". But along with the sweet smelling rose comes the thorn. The Bush administration is refusing to sell or give Israel the equipment it needs to pull this off, or the permission to refuel over Iraqi airspace (which the United States presently controls). According to Arutz Sheva which is reporting this story, "Israel may soon be left with no realistic option to strike Iran's nuclear facilities and no time to find another solution." We see here the exact same pattern that we saw in Gruzia (Georgia) - the Americans betraying a country they pretend is an ally.

While the Americans twist the knife in Israel's back, the Russians, determined to reassert their role as a world power, have been helping the Iranians build the Bushehr nuclear reactor. In addition, US-Russian naval rivalries have heated up in the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf (Debkafiiles, 8 September), threatening to break out into real conflict in the near future. Russian units raided Georgian airfields (Debkafiiles, 6 September), airfields that Israel had hoped to use in a strike on Iran. Thus, the Russians effectively cut off another possible route of attack on Iran. Iran's al Qods (the Iranian terrorist command), Hizballah secretly integrated rocket and commando units (Debkafiles, 7 September). According to this article,

this may not have been news to US vice president Dick Cheney, when he "revealed" Saturday, Sept. 6, that Russia had sold advanced weapons to Syria and Iran, some of which had been channeled to Lebanon and Iraq. However, Israeli president Shimon Peres, who responded by waving aside the need for an Israeli attack on Iran, was clearly out of the picture evolving ominously across the border in Lebanon. There, Iran and Syria are deepening their stranglehold on Lebanon and preparing to attack Israel by using al-Qods' resources to further fortify Hizballah. The new accord enables the two terrorist machines to fight under a unified command controlled from Tehran.

According to Debkafiles, Israeli officials remain oblivious to the threat of direct Iranian control over HizbAllah by the Iranian terrorist network. It appears that American officials remain oblivious to the growing threat to them as well. Well, actually one American did not seem oblivious to the growing Russian threat. Asked about it in an interview Thursday, Sarah Palin said, "you can't blink" - even if that meant conflict with Russia.

Hmm.... Let's see how this might develop.

Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers land in Venezuela, nuclear battle cruiser on way (Debkafiles 10 September), Iran diverts UF6 uranium from Isfahan to boost covert military nuclear project (Debkafiles 12 September), Russia lines up with Syria, Iran against America and the West (Debkafiles 12 September). This article deals with the fact that a permanent Russian presence in the Mediterranean is now a fact of life. According to Debkafiles, the Russians are not planning to start another Cold War in Europe. Based on what this writer knows of the background of the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, a renewed Cold War is not in the cards. A good veteran of the Russian Spetsnaz is not going to settle for a Cold War. That is not how they fight. Debkafiles (let's not forget that Debkafiles is the back door information drop of Israel's Mossad - these are spies talking) summarizes the article this way.

In aligning with Tehran and Damascus, Moscow stands not only against America but also Israel. This volatile world region is undergoing cataclysmic changes at a time when Israel is virtually without a fully competent prime minister and key political and military decision-making by the rest of the government is at a standstill.

That's sort of it for the bad news. Well, almost. This e-mail came to me from a lady who is a veteran in the news business.

Dear ____ , My contacts in the governments in both Washington and Jerusalem are telling me that nuclear war with Iran could be just weeks away.

I asked her if she could give me any verification. This was her answer.

This person has had close personal relationships with I believe every Israeli P.M since Shamir, and is in and out of the White House like a fiddler's elbow. He is reliable and very truthful.

I don't feel comfortable passing on what amounts to a rumor. But on the other hand, I don't feel comfortable not publicizing this somehow. So, make of this what you will.

But the point that Debkafiles makes about the Israeli government - that it is leaderless and paralyzed - is the opening for what this writer views as the good news coming out of the region - and one of the few signs of hope for the People of Israel.

Last week, on 11 September, it was reported in the Jerusalem Post, "that soldiers clashed with settlers near the settlement of Yitzhar, south of Nablus, after they began throwing rocks at passing Palestinian cars." The same article reported "in the Binyamin Region (where I live), settlers attacked officials from the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria who had arrived at the illegal Yad Yair outpost to confiscate equipment that was allegedly being used for illegal construction." The article itself complained that "settlers" were, according to the IDF, crossing "red lines" with their violence and that the judicial system was not being harsh enough with them.

Let's see, a Jew fires into the air to defend himself from an Arab mob, and he is taken into custody, forced to explain his behavior. The Arab mob, which had attempted to murder him by pelting stones at his car was allowed to go free. A teenager protesting the illegal expulsion of Jews is jailed for months and called an enemy to the state, while when Arabs murder Jews routinely, the state does nothing. This has been the "narrative" of events for several years now. It is about time that Jews stopped asking for their rights as citizens and started taking them.

Arutz Sheva reported this evening that when an Arab terrorist stabbed a boy near Yitzhar, the residents attacked an Arab village. According to the article, An Arab terrorist stabbed a nine-year-old boy at the Shalhevet (named after Shalhevet Pass, a infant murdered by an Arab sniper Hevron) hilltop community near Yitzhar in Samaria on the Sabbath while he torched an empty house and tried to set fire to a second building. The boy suffered light injuries when he was attacked after spotting the Arab towards dawn. Dozens of residents of Yitzhar retaliated and attacked the adjacent Arab village of Asira al-Kabaliya, where it is suspected the terrorist resides. Villagers claimed that the Jews rioted in the village, destroyed houses, overturned vehicles and shot at least two Arabs. Arabs threw rocks and stones at the Jews until IDF soldiers arrived, broke up the riot sand slapped a curfew on the village. The troops arrested one suspect in the stabbing. According to Arutz Sheva, Arab Knesset member, Ahmed Tibi, called the Jews "two legged animals, and Meretz Memeber of the Knesset Zahava Gal-On demanded that Security Minister Ehud Barak take action against the "violent settlers". The fact that an Arab had attempted to burn buildings in a Jewish village was apparently unimportant in the eyes of the honorable traitor.

However, the good news here is that Jews finally are demonstrating that they no longer fear Arabs and that the violence between Jews and Arabs in Samaria has changed in its nature, with Jews attacking Arabs when Arabs attack Jews.

With the newspapers filled with nothing but downers about the Middle East, it's about time.

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