Category: Foreign Things


Israel, Part II, Again

If you haven’t read Part I, please do so now. Part II will make so much more sense! This is a repost of a blog I posted in November of 2011. We begin here where Part I left off:

There was tension (to put it lightly) until 1967 when Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon cut off the international waters to Israel, and mobilized with the intent of completely obliterating the country of Israel. Previously, in an effort to keep the peace, Israel had not answered many (try in the hundreds!) of the terrorist attacks that these countries had propagated against them. The countries continued their campaign…and, they got their butts collectively kicked (again) in 6 days. Got that? SIX DAYS.

Israel fairly kept the land they gained in defending their teeny, tiny country and, thus, it became just a scootch bigger. Seriously, it went from the size of a Ho-Ho to maybe a Twinkie. The important thing was that, after this, they had borders that were actually defensible, and did not require a miracle to defend.

Here is a link with info out the wazoo: http://www.sixdaywar.co.uk/

Thus, when people like this talk about how they want peace as long as Israel goes back to pre-1967 (read: indefensible) borders, it makes my blood boil. Too bad President Obama is on board with this nonsense.

Then, you end up with a situation where I have to AGREE with Senator Chuck Schumer* (Ugh!) when he says that, “The reason there is no peace in the Middle East is very simple. It’s because the majority of Palestinians and the majority of Arabs don’t believe there should be an Israel. It’s that simple. Anyone who tries to figure out a way to solve this conflict without realizing that truth will never get anywhere.”

Here are more links, in case my history is not enough and the links I put up only have you thirsting for more knowledge. Now when someone says, “Well, Israel was the aggressor in 1967, you can say, like the intelligent, well-informed grown-up you are, “Nu-uh!!”

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/67_War.html

http://www.mideastweb.org/us_supportforstate.htm

http://www.palestinefacts.org/

There are many more sites out there that have great info, but these are just a couple to whet your appetite.

If people want to try to talk about a conquering country “giving back” land it won, we are going to have to redraw the world map. How far back do we go? You want to start 4,000 years ago? 2,000 years? 100 years? If we start when humans started keeping records, just about everyone on this glob of dirt we call home will be in for quite a shock. And, what do you do with people like me who have Swiss heritage? That country wasn’t even formed 1,000 years ago. Before anyone starts this nonsense of giving back land that was fairly won AFTER BEING ATTACKED, they’d better do a heck of a lot of ancestry research on every single person on earth to see where everyone should go. I hear ancestry.com gives good deals when you buy access in bulk time periods. Until then, how about we drop this idiocy of trying to force a country – that properly defended its borders – to shrink to whatever size other people (who don’t like them and wish them dead) want it to be?

*Seriously? I have to agree with Chuck? This guy is one of the biggest jerks of all time. He’s a misogynist, mean, ignores the constitution, and, and, and…well, a really bad senator. But, he’s right on this and when someone is right, they’re right, even if they are butt-heads.

**This post was updated**

Israel, Part I, Again

I originally aired this piece in November of 2011. Since then, I reblogged it once (in Nov 2012). However, there are STILL people who don’t seem to know how Israel came to be in the first place…anciently, or in modern times.  Here it is, with Part II coming next week. Enjoy!

ISRAEL, PART I, ORIGINAL

It makes me irritated when people say they are for peace with Israel, if ONLY they would go back to pre-1967 borders because they are OCCUPYING land now. It’s crap, and I’ll tell you why. This is a really short, truncated history, with links to get you up to speed in case you hunger for more details.

You need know about the 1917 Balfour Declaration in which, Britain, being in control of Palestine, said it should be a “national home” for Jewish people. This is after the horrors they (the Jews) endured during WWI (yes, WWI, too). Over the course of the 20th Century alone, they had tried just living where they ended up (as Helen Thomas indicated they should do again) after being ousted from the homeland lo these many centuries ago. It ended in governments starving millions of them, on purpose during peace time; torturing; gassing; and numerous other horrors, over the course of decades, repeatedly. Can you blame them for wanting to go back to congregating in Israel? Just sayin’.

So, a bunch of Jewish people, after being scattered during WWII, bought all that land that they lived on, pre-1948. The Israelis were, at this time, Jews with no country to call their own (yes, even though Britain said they could have it). They had just endured the horrors of the Holocaust, the Holodomor, and were essentially homeless.

In 1948, after the UN voted for the land to become Israel, and most nations on earth recognizing their government, the Arabs of Palestine, with the aid of Britain, and 5 other countries attacked the fledgling nation. (Note: See the link below about why Britain went from cheerleaders of Israel to terrorist sponsors.)

In the meantime, the Israelis, knowing that there were Arab people in the land that the UN allotted to Israel, in keeping with the Balfour Declaration, had already announced that anyone within their borders would be a citizen, regardless of race, creed, color, etc.

Just so there is no confusion, they were Arabs…not Palestinians.

“Indeed, there is no such a thing like a Palestinian people, or a Palestinian culture, or a Palestinian language, or a Palestinian history. There has never been any Palestinian state, neither any Palestinian archaeological find nor coinage. The present-day “Palestinians” are an Arab people, with Arab culture, Arabic language and Arab history. They have their own Arab states from where they came into the Land of Israel about one century ago to contrast the Jewish immigration. That is the historical truth.”

and

Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist that acknowledged the lie he was fighting for and the truth he was fighting against:

“Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?
“We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag.
“When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out”.”

These are from: http://www.imninalu.net/myths-pals.htm.

The Arabs, who were there because they had been exiled from other Arab nations, decided war and Jewish extermination was better idea. To put it lightly, this was not the best idea they had ever had, because…

The Israelis kicked their butts soundly and their country grew just a tiny bit. It was still, basically, just about the size of a Little Debbie’s snack cake.

Go here for more details: http://arabterrorism.tripod.com/FAQ/war1948.html.

Sadly, the world said to Israel, ‘Ummm, could you not win that war so much? Thanks. Oh, and will you give back some (read: most) of that land you just gained? Super,” and the Israelis, thinking they might not get thrown under the bus…again, agreed.

Stay tuned for Part II

**This post has been slightly edited since its original publishing.**

News is now coming out about how high levels of the IRS knew about the targeting of groups that educated on the Constitution, had “patriot” or “tea party” in the name, etc. The IRS was used as a weapon against those who differed politically from the administration.

If that weren’t enough, they also targeted Jewish groups. They were asked, by the IRS, regarding their tax-exempt status, whether or not the group supported the existence of the land of Israel. They also were told to describe their belief system toward the land of Israel. Not sure how this could have ANYTHING to do with a tax-exempt status. Seems eerily familiar to other times Jewish groups have been targeted.

Tyranny is oppressive power that is exerted over someone or some group. Typically, we discuss the tyranny of governments. Well, when they admit to using the force of government to target and intimidate certain groups, I’d say that qualifies. But, don’t let this distract us from Benghazi. Following is a detailed time-line of events on the night of the attacks in Benghazi by whistle-blower HIcks: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/08/started-as-a-routine-day-benghazi-whistleblower-recounts-deadly-chain-of-events/.

The fact that there was an attack is not the issue. That happens, as sad as that reality is. The issues are:

1. There was warning of an attack, which was ignored.

2. Security was drawn down below even standard minimum amounts, despite the threat of attack.

3. Also, despite the threat of attack, the Ambassador was sent to Benghazi, instead of staying in Tripoli, on 9/11, an annual high threat day.

4. The Ambassador was denied extra security, though he asked 13 times, AND wrote for help through official lines.

5. During the attack, help from Aviano was told to stand down TWICE.

6. We are told help could not have gotten there in time, but how do they know how long the attack was to last?

7. The day after the attack, Obama went on a fund-raiser. We don’t know if he watched the men die as they fought for their lives in vain (there was an unarmed drone sending video in real time, plus phone calls and emails calling for help), or if he just went to bed to slumber the night away. We don’t know because, unlike during Tropical Storm Sandy, we don’t have pictures of him in the Situation Room.

8. Hillary claimed not to know about anything. She’s either lying or needs to be fired for incompetence.

9. They blamed a video for the protests, even though that was an out-and-out lie.

10. This lie sent the FBI on a wild goose chase and they delayed getting to Benghazi for their investigation for weeks. Delay NEVER improves a crime scene.

11. No one but the film maker has been arrested.

12. The whistle-blowers have been harassed and intimidated by the administration for testifying, even being yelled at and demoted. This isn’t the first time the admin has gone after whistle-blowers, either. See the link about gun running below.

13. The government has been recording ALL phone calls, emails, texts, correspondence of ANY kind for a few years now. If Congress really wanted to get to the bottom of who knew what and when, they’d just get those records. Why can’t/won’t they do that?

Now, Geraldo is claiming to have sources that will testify to the administration running guns to Syria, in violation of a specific treaty. It’s bad enough Clinton knowingly put her folks in danger to make a political point (“See? We’re all FRIENDS!”), but if the cover-up was to keep people from finding out they were running guns (again), in direct violation of the treaty, it’s just that much worse.

Don’t let the IRS thing go, but don’t forget Benghazi, either.

Benghazi pic

Imagine, if you will, that it’s 1944. Some brave military personnel have killed a high Nazi officer. They are American soldiers that fought valiantly and America sings their praises. Sadly, there was a helicopter crash that, amazingly enough, kills about 20 of them. On the aircraft were some 7 Germans that died, as well. They have a funeral, and the American government tells them that, along with their Rabbi (the men were Jewish), they must allow a German priest to speak.

When the German priest speaks, he states that the Jews will not go to heaven because they are not Aryan. They are not equal to the Germans who died in this fight. The Germans will go to heaven and the infidels will go to Hell.

How do you think Americans would have responded to that? I’m guessing there would have been outrage! And, rightfully so.

So, why is it that the MSM is silent about a Muslim cleric doing this to the Christian Seal Team Six members who were killed in a helicopter crash after they took out Osama Bid Laden?

Imam Damns Seal Team to Hell During Funeral Prayer: The Blaze

(Image from AP)

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Joel Rosenberg is a communications specialist and is bringing this info to us real time. It might seem a world away, but this is important for everyone to know! Please read and pass on!

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

It is just after midnight on Friday morning here in Israel. To put it bluntly: Thursday was a very difficult day for Israelis in the south and Palestinians living in Gaza. Consider this: the Palestinians have fired nearly 700 rockets, missiles and mortars over the past 36 hours. The Israelis have bombed more than 70 terrorist sites in Gaza in just the past hour. Tonight, the big news here is that the terrorists have fired missiles at Tel Aviv, Israel’s biggest and most populated city. Air raid sirens have been going off. People are anxious. This is the first time Tel Aviv has been the target of missile attacks since the Gulf War with Saddam Hussein in 1991. What’s more, three Israelis were killed in a direct rocket strike earlier today, and 54 have been wounded. Now the IDF is calling up 30,000 reserve soldiers to prepare for what could be a massive ground invasion.

As I explain in

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This is serious, folks! Please read and pray for the Israelis. They are being portrayed as the aggressors, but they are only responding to being bombarded!

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(Netanya, Israel) — UPDATED:We urgently need Christians around the world to pray for peace and to mobilize your family, friends and churches to pray and fast. The  situation here is rapidly going from bad to worse. It is nearly midnight here, and the battle between Hamas and Israel has been intensifying hour by hour throughout the day.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other Palestinian terror organizations — backed by Iran — are firing rockets, missiles and mortars at innocent civilians in Israel, along the southern border. Each act is a war crime. The Iranian-backed terrorists are also firing from behind innocent civilians in Gaza, often from hospitals, mosques and schools. Thus, each act is actually two war crimes. In just the past several hours, the terrorists have fired more 50 times at Israel. That’s more than 100 war crimes. Since Saturday, they have fired at Israeli civilians more than 200 times. That’s more than 400 war crimes.  Yet the world is…

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Israel: Part I

I’ve posted this, and Part 2 before, but this is a good time to reemphasize what our POTUS means when he says negotiations have to start with 1967 borders.

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It makes me irritated when people say they are for peace with Israel, if ONLY they would go back to pre-1967 borders because they are OCCUPYING land right now. It’s crap, and I’ll tell you why. This is a really short, truncated history, with links to get you up to speed in case you hunger for more details.

 

You gotta know about the 1917 Balfour Declaration in which, Britain, being in control of Palestine, said it should be a “national home” for Jewish people. This is after the horrors they (the Jews) endured during WWI. They had tried just living where they ended up (as Helen Thomas indicated they should do again) after being ousted from the homeland lo these many centuries ago. It ended in governments starving millions of them, on purpose during peace time; torturing; gassing; and numerous other horrors, over the course of decades, repeatedly. Can…

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Well, I’ve kind of found my niche in taking more complex or incredibly boring ideas and making them plain. I usually use a bit of humor to translate them, so to speak, so that they are more accessible to those who really do not care to become well versed in the language of the founders and those of different epochs, or who are just snoozing by the time they get three sentences into a monologue, however eloquent.

 

I have taken classes in the art of translating intralingually (within the same language), and I home school. Honestly, the home schooling, with children that ask a BILLION questions has prepared me greatly. We have our dinner (my folks come to eat with us several times a week), and we discuss the issues of the day. Afterward, I spend a lot of time explaining the topics covered, and giving definitions for words used at the table. Seriously, it got to where I challenged myself to define any word in less than 10 words. Try it sometime! 😉

 

Back to topics, I do tend to add some bizarre imagery and do some analogies that make things more fun for the reader, more relatable to life in modern form. It’s easier to remember things when they are made clear and are in your language, no? Just ask any foreign exchange student encountering American slang for the first time…

 

The reason I started this is because all of the political fights we are having right now have already been fought. All the “new” economic and political theory that is being touted as revolutionary is actually quite regressive. It’s all been said before, it’s all been USED before, but we just don’t read about it (thanks government schools!). I hope you caught the sarcasm on that last bit, there…I was laying it on pretty thick.

 

So, what I want to know is: what do you want to know? Do y’all have any topics, questions, concerns, etc. that you’d like for me to cover? Because, let me tell you…I’ll keep coming up with stuff on my own. Be forewarned, I like economics, as well as government and politics.

 

Leave a comment and we’ll get your questions answered! For those who are new, please feel free to see the series that I’ve written on the electoral college and a bill being passed.

 

But, I’m up for anything. If I don’t know (and more importantly, cannot, in a reasonable amount of time, find out, I’ll let you know), but feel free to ask about whatever. I’ve had a weird life, and experienced many things. So, come on! Give it a try…you know you wanna! 🙂

I was going to write my own blog post about Benghazi, but thanks to a friend of mine, I can refer you to this one, which seems to be the definitive one to read about this travesty. Please take the time to read this.

 

http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/2012/11/01/not-left-to-die-they-were-set-up-to-die/

 

There are also several posts before this one that are informative and crucial to understanding this avoidable situation of horror and betrayal. Be informed and please pray for the families of these people who were set up to die in traitorous actions by our government at the highest levels.

This aircraft can shoot, with one round, a man and kill him while leaving the one next to him standing, unharmed. That’s without lasers. The marines on the roof were laser identifying the enemy fighters on the ground…and the admin told the AC130 to stand down. They knowingly left them to die alone, unaided.

AC-130U On Scene At Benghazi, Obama Admin Told Them NOT to Fire

My father, a retired special ops flier (AF) said the guys on the roof in Benghazi were reported to have been laser spotting the enemies on the ground.

He was puzzled because you only do that if you have an AC130 gunship (accurate enough to kill with one shot one guy and miss the guy standing next to him) flying overhead. This article explains what happened.

And, the president is STILL going around saying they will bring to justice the men responsible. He already had his chance. He chose to let them kill our marines.

Please pass this info along to everyone you know. The alphabet press is sitting on this. I don’t know how they sleep at night.

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