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Intro to ‘More Than A Threat’
Justin Smith writes one of the best essays he has ever written. So kudos to Justin!
Justin writes about the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) which is the appellation of Obama’s delusion of peace with Iran over nukes and in which Obama is also offering billions of dollars in “Sanction Relief” to Iran. All the U.S. and the other negotiating Security Council members plus Germany get in return from Iran is an unverifiable PROMISE.
Read the preamble to the JPA and ask yourself if Iran will even come close to its part of the agreement.
The goal for these negotiations is to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that would ensure Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful. Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek or develop any nuclear weapons. This comprehensive solution would build on these initial measures and result in a final step for a period to be agreed upon and the resolution of concerns. This comprehensive solution would enable Iran to fully enjoy its right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes under the relevant articles of the NPT in conformity with its obligations therein. This comprehensive solution would involve a mutually defined enrichment programme with practical limits and transparency measures to ensure the peaceful nature of the programme. This comprehensive solution would constitute an integrated whole where nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. This comprehensive solution would involve a reciprocal, step-by-step process, and would produce the comprehensive lifting of all UN Security Council sanctions, as well as multilateral and national sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear programme.
There would be additional steps in between the initial measures and the final step, including, among other things, addressing the UN Security Council resolutions, with a view toward bringing to a satisfactory conclusion the UN Security Council’s consideration of this matter. The E3+3 and Iran will be responsible for conclusion and implementation of mutual near-term measures and the comprehensive solution in good faith. A Joint Commission of E3/EU+3 and Iran will be established to monitor the implementation of the near-term measures and address issues that may arise, with the IAEA responsible for verification of nuclear-related measures. The Joint Commission will work with the IAEA to facilitate resolution of past and present issues of concern. (Copied from text version from The Guardian PDF posting of the JPA Agreement)
So who believes Iran will the kind of access this preamble insinuates? Just for clarity sake the “E3/EU +3” references these nations: USA, Russia, China/France, Germany and the UK.
No it is time to read Justin Smith’s brilliant essay.
More Than A Threat
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 11/30/2013 10:45 PM
J. O. Smith Facebook Notes
Posted: November 30, 2013 at 11:09pm
“Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of worlds.” -Hindu scripture from the ‘Bhagavad Gita’
In the aftermath of the November 24, 2013 interim deal to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, which is called the Joint Plan of Action (JPA), Americans bear witness to an Iranian regime that has supported international terrorism, while waging war against the United States and Israel since 1979. We see Secretary of State John Kerry, with an anti-American bias in everything he approaches, purposefully and knowingly pave the way to ensure that Iran will soon acquire a nuclear weapon, while Tzipi Livni and Yair Lapid, two members of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s cabinet, long “to be in a situation in which the Americans listen to us the way they used to listen to us in the past”. And properly so, America heard Benjamin Netanyahu reiterate that “Israel has the right and the obligation to defend itself, by itself, against any threat”.
Vali Nasr, dean of John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, released one of the most naive and idiotic statements in regards to the deal between the U.S, Western powers and Iran. He suggested that Iran might now be helpful in brokering a postwar settlement in Afghanistan, between the U.S. and the Taliban.
Does anyone really believe Iran will ever stop attacking the U.S. and Israel and their interests across the globe, as long as the mullahs, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Islam… the mother of all totalitarianisms-theocracy… keep Iran in a stranglehold?
For 444 days the islamoNazis of Iran held Americans hostage after deposing the Shah, and the attacks against the U.S. continued into the present. Eighty-five percent of the improvised explosive devices used in Iraq in 2004 were furnished by Iran, according to Lt General Moshe Ya’alon, former Israeli Defense chief of staff. Thirty thousand Revolutionary Guard Corps and Quds Force were actively fighting coalition forces in Iraq; throughout the Afghanistan War, these same forces formed hunter-killer teams for the sole mission of killing U.S. soldiers, according to the 5th Special Forces command hierarchy.
And when will Iran’s proxy “holy warriors” of Hezbollah ever be brought to a day of reckoning for the murders of 283 U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983? Marines on a “peace-keeping” mission. One must wonder over President Ronald Reagan’s decision not to mount a swift retaliation… the only real failure of his Presidency.
Now, it is surreal to see John Kerry as the chief negotiator striving to limit Iran’s nuclear ambitions, when this is the same radical antiwar activist who never met an enemy of the United States that he didn’t like. Kerry should be criminally charged for not registering as an Iranian agent, because he advocated giving Iran nuclear fuel during the first presidential debate in 2004, as “a test” of Iran’s “true intentions”. And, this is seen as especially egregious, once one finds that Hassan Nemazee, top Kerry fund-raiser and alleged “agent” for Iran, stated in a 2004 deposition, that he “would not trust this regime (Iran) on the nuclear issue to have any intentions other than a weaponized program”.
Last week, Ruhollah Hossinian, a hardline lawmaker, stated, “It (JPA) practically tramples on Iran’s enrichment rights”. This is reminiscent of 2006, when the UN Security Council had set an August 31 deadline for Iran to halt its nuclear enrichment programs or face sanctions. On August 31, Iranian President Ahmadinejad, in a televised appearance, stated, “They should know that the Iranian nation will not let its rights be trampled on”. And by March 2007, Iran had added 3000 new centrifuges capable of manufacturing weapons grade uranium to its facilities at Natanz.
The ‘New York Times’ characterized the JPA agreement as “a chance to chart a new American course in the Middle East”, although its reality is virtually the exact same policies America has witnessed liberal Democrats employ for decades. In 1979, A.Q. Khan, a nuclear physicist, gave Pakistan nuclear weapons, under the careless watch of Zbigniew Brzezinski; Khan promptly proliferated this technology, first to North Korea and then to Iran, along with blueprints of a Chinese designed warhead. Madeleine Albright failed to halt Kim Jong Il’s nuclear weapons program during the Clinton administration, and now we see Obama and Kerry falling in line with the advocates of appeasement.
What does it mean to Iran’s mullahs that Obama and Kerry are unwilling to concede an Iranian “right” to enrich uranium? Absolutely nothing. The mullahs want nuclear weapons and a dominant position throughout the Middle East more than they desire peace and prosperity for their people, so no amount of sanctions will achieve a satisfactory result.
Utilizing numerous deceptions, such as tramp steamers off the U.S. and European coasts or physically crossing porous borders, it would not be too difficult for Iran to target 29 critical sites in America and the West, identified numerous times by successive Iranian presidents. Iran’s Shahab-4 missiles have a 2500 mile range and can carry biological, chemical or nuclear warheads. The destruction of these sites would seriously cripple Western power, killing millions of innocent people in the process.
How many times and in how many different ways do we have to hear Iran’s leaders state their intent to destroy “the Great Satan” – America and “the Little Satan” – Israel before we believe them and take their words to heart?
Make no mistake. President Hassan Rouhani is no different from his predecessors, Khatami and Ahmadinejad, and while he couches his statements in ambiguous and subtle nuances, ultimately he hopes to foist an Iranian Islamic nightmare on the world.
A few years after taking power, Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomenei said: “I say let Iran go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world”.
The JPA is merely another delaying tactic for Iran’s mullahs, who are just mere weeks away from seeing their goal come to fruition. And, despite all the best efforts of those like Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who asserts “…strong sanctions…brought Iran to the table”, Iran will have nuclear weapons soon.
The world stands at a critical crossroads, and unfortunately the only real solution is a war to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities and possibly remove a rogue regime from power, one that should have been targeted long before Iraq or Afghanistan. Rife with cohorts to the jihadists desiring negotiations, no matter the cost, the Obama administration will not answer this call, and Iran fully realizes this due to Obama’s “red-line” failure with Syria. The weight of this solution, unfairly and even more unfortunately, sits on the shoulders of Israel.
In the early 1930s, many viewed Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ as just rhetoric, although he clearly had laid out his program to exterminate the Jews. Sixty-one million deaths, including six million Jews, lay at the feet of Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement plan, because, as so eloquently stated by Winston Churchill, the world lacked the “democratic courage, intellectual honesty, and willingness to act”. Let America and the world not make this same mistake again with Iran.
© Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
Unless you are an idiot liberal, you would agree that the roll out of making Obamacare a viable national health plan was a calamitous disaster. Ari Bussel wonders if Obama is incapable of the successful management of his signature piece of legislation, how can he be trusted to make the world safer by being the prime mover behind negotiating nuclear peace with Iran so that we can give the psycho-Mullahs sanction relief to the tune of SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS?
I am a Patriotic American
By Ari Bussel
Sent: 11/25/2013 12:54 AM
Ultimately, only diplomacy can bring about a durable solution to the challenge posed by Iran’s nuclear program. As President and Commander-in-Chief, I will do what is necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. But I have a profound responsibility to try to resolve our differences peacefully, rather than rush towards conflict.
Today, we have a real opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, peaceful settlement, and I believe we must test it. President Obama
What was achieved last night in Geneva is not an historic agreement; it is an historic mistake. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
I am a patriotic American. Whenever I see our flag, my heart springs to attention, and I am filled with pride and joy. Very little can unnerve me enough to shake my solid belief in this great country of ours.
On Saturday, the 23rd of November 2013, Bloomberg’s top headline read: “Iran Agrees to Deal With Powers to Curb Nuclear Work.” It was subtitled “Iran to Reap $7 Billion in Sanctions Relief Under Accord.” CNN’s top headline: “Deal Limits Iran’s Nuclear Program,” and Fox’s: “Deal Struck: World powers reach agreement with Iran on nuke program.”
Everyone was focused on Iran, except the White House website that still showed the heading “Working with Both Parties to Keep the Economy Moving Forward.” The latest e-mail blast I received from the White House – part of the White House American Jewish Outreach Update – is from earlier this month, boasting a statement by President Obama on the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht and a speech by the President at Dallas Temple on the Affordable Care Act.
[The White House website was later to change with “breaking news: President Obama’s Statement on Iran, the United States – together with close allies and partners – has taken an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program.”]
The President’s top priority always enjoys the full backing of the most sophisticated PR and outreach machine this great country of ours has ever witnessed. Iran, apparently, is more a nuisance than the top priority. At least that is how it seems from the attention afforded to it by the White House, resembling a disgusting task that needs to be carried out; an afterthought.
Clearly, the President is not very much interested in Iran, or its threat to the USA. All that was necessary was an agreement, so that the Iranian “issue” can be put on the backburner.
There are much more urgent issues we face, such as the President’s historical legacy – Obamacare. (The program, at the moment, is still suffering from “technical glitches” despite an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in a website that does not work properly, not to mention a faulty architecture that will eventually bring its collapse and finger pointing at the Republicans and members of the Tea Party: “It is all their fault!”)
Three more years from this November until the next Presidential election, and at the moment, the President is very focused: Obamacare! (It is not even a true concern to reform the healthcare system, just maintaining a legacy and not admitting a mess of colossal proportions already so clearly evident.)
Why should anyone worry? Iran is far away and has repeatedly stated – contrary to all appearances and its abundance of oil as an energy source – that its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes. The Sanctions this Administration has put in place have been most effective, successful in causing remorse among the Iranian leadership and a reversal of course. It all works.
Iran will say whatever the West wants to hear, while continuing to do exactly what it wants: accelerating development of its military nuclear program.
Indeed, given all the Administration under the current Commander-in-Chief achieved, we are witnessing “Peace in Our Lifetime.” Let us focus on what is really important: Higher health insurance costs; mass cancellations of policies for millions who were, until very recently, insured; hospitals and doctors pulling out of networks and Medicare recipients hurting due to cuts. All this “noise” has to be dealt with quickly, lest it detract from the crowning achievement of Obama.
A negotiated peaceful end to all this unpleasantness with Iran! Thirty-five years from the ascent of Khomeini to power and the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and finally a Peace Laureate manages to bring an end to decades of open hostilities. Truly, I am in awe of the massive achievements by one person. Would I be amiss admitting the Messiah is finally appearing before our very eyes, revealing himself to the world?
Some feel that President Obama just “threw Israel under the bus,” but I say differently: The President of the United States of America is not entrusted with protecting Israel. Israel is a sovereign nation, and knows how and when to protect itself. (If it does not, well, then it – and it alone – will suffer the consequences.) Israel must not expect, and definitely cannot plan, for America to do its bidding.
The President – glossy and glory speeches notwithstanding – never intended to do anything of substance against Iran. Similarly, he never had any real intention of standing in the way of Syria’s Assad and the latter’s slaughter of hundreds of thousands of his own people. The world stood silent. Why bother?
The President “showed determination and force” against an ally – Egypt’s President Mubarak – ushering in the Muslim Brotherhood’s ascent to power and control of the largest Arab country in the world. The President ordered direct attacks in Libya, against a leader who repented and was working with us, the late Kaddafi. (Where was the same determination and use of force and resources when our Ambassador and others of his protective detail were murdered?)
And Israel. Again, Israel. That is a difficult thorn indeed, only because of the all-powerful Jewish Lobby, AIPAC, that controls DC (please refer to a book about the Jewish Lobby and some statements by the Jews who truly care about America and are part of J Street), and all these rich Jews who support the Democratic Party. For them, and because of them, we have to pretend.
What a great conclusion: The Jews are at fault for the President having to take a tough stand against Iran! Not Israel, but those super-wealthy, super-powerful Jews right here in America. If it were not for them, life would have been so much easier, a negotiated surrender could have been achieved ages ago.
Forget about Iran. They do not know what they are doing. They use idle threats, not really intent on doing anything with their nuclear power. In fact, they have every right, exactly like Israel, to have a full-fledged nuclear program.
Why should Israel have an arsenal it can use at a moment’s notice, and Iran be precluded? What’s fair is fair! Besides, there are enough crazies in Israel, not less dangerous to the world and to world peace! (If Netanyahu didn’t possess so much clout with Congress, the President would put him exactly where he should be and declare him the real obstacle to peace in our lifetime, peace in the Middle East and the return of the Palestinians to their homeland and eternal capital of Al Quds.)
The President of the United States has to “make-believe” he is proactive so the Iranian “issue” can be set aside. There are much more urgent things to which he must attend. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, then Christmas and New Year. What trips are planned? Have thousands of members of the Entourage teams been invited to these all-expense-paid trips? How about just a relaxing get-away using Air Force One to Martha’s Vineyard (too cold already), Hawaii, India or Africa? Welcome to Beverly Hills! You can enjoy a moment of rest with peaceful and protected shopping on Rodeo Drive!
There are endless parties to attend, a family and a Royal Dog. Alas, the President is also the Commander in Chief, and there are still thousands of Americans around the world (time to get back home!). Just recently we saw a disaster in the Philippines, and there, too, Israel was first. First to respond and so effectively so. The first baby to be delivered was called Israel and millions of hits (five million by the last count) were generated around the reports of the Israeli Consul General in the West Coast. Those damn Jews! First at everything! They even managed to steal the glory from the President sending our military force and full might to extend a helping hand.
The Presidential Calendar is full! Five days in Geneva have been overwhelming, truly exhausting even for a seasoned politician like our Secretary of State. Time to get back home. The days to Thanksgiving and Black Friday are drawing closer; let us stop wasting time on Iran. Declare an agreement. State the historic significance of our achievements, ease and eliminate the sanctions and let’s focus on what is really important.
Our allies in the Middle East and throughout the world are shocked. Even France (usually characterized by their rush to surrender at the face of even the slightest hiccup) decided to take a different stand.
Our “allies in the Middle East” have long awakened to a new frightening reality, one in which the USA cannot be trusted. Saudi Arabia sees something that our President does not, so it messes things up for him, for his plan for a peaceful holiday season. Perhaps they simply do not understand the peaceful intentions of Iran and Iran’s right to achieve nuclear dominance (for “peaceful purposes” and nothing else).
A new coalition of the frightened is being formed. Israel, France, Saudi Arabia, other countries in the Gulf. Is anyone surprised that the fanatic Prime Minister of Israel is heading it, stirring trouble in peaceful and otherwise calm waters?
In fact, anyone with a bit of common sense and understanding of reality, and anyone who knows how to read what the Iranians are saying and analyze what is actually taking place in Iran, would conclude that the US-of-A has gone mad. Apparently a previous history lesson – “Peace in our Lifetime!” – has been forgotten (or never learned at all).
If I, a patriotic American, did not believe Saturday night’s speech by President Obama, imagine what others, particularly Iran, countries throughout the Arab World and Israel, made of it.
I, at least, have given my President the full benefit of the doubt.
I would stand and defend our country to my last breath, and although I am registered with the Selective Service, we have not had a draft in recent memory. I am just afraid my Commander in Chief has brought us a step closer to the beginning of World War III, willing to sacrifice whatever is needed, similar to the offering of Czechoslovakia in 1938.
Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.
Zager and Bussel are based in Los Angeles. Zager is an award winning investigative journalist, journalism professor and author. Bussel is a foreign correspondent in Israel.
Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.
© Israel Monitor, November 2013
First Published November 23, 2013
From left to right: British Foreign Secretary William Hague, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius
I have just discovered the Obama Administration negotiating team (five permanent U.N. Security Council members – United States, Britain, France, Russia, China – plus Germany) has hammered out a deal that indeed favors Iran. The favor is Iran agrees to lower its uranium enrichment process by 5% while the UN led sanctions are reduced to the point that the USA promises to give Iran $7 BILLION in sanction relief. The whole deal is based on an absolute trust that Iran will honor its part of the deal. I guess that will work out just like trustworthy North Korea promised no nuke weaponization and Hitler promised Chamberlain no more aggressive invasions.
A Very Bad Deal
Sent by Secure America Now
Sent: 11/24/2013 8:58 AM
This morning in Geneva, the United States and other world powers agreed to a deal with the radical mullahs in Iran over their nuclear program. What details have been released indicate it is a very bad deal for the United States and can be interpreted as rewarding Iran for its decades of radicalism and terror.
Even more important, Obama and Kerry seem to naively believe Iran can be trusted. What gives them that idea? Iran has been lying and terrorizing the west for over 30 years. Nothing has changed. In fact, the United States went down this path with North Korea and it lead directly to its getting nuclear weapons. Read this article which sheds more light on the Iran deal.
A Bad and Morally Indefensible Deal (NationalReview.com)
By Jack David, November 24, 2013 1:00 AM
The announcement that the P-5+1 (the five U.N. Security Council members plus Germany) reached a nuclear deal with Iran has just been made. A few details of the deal have been announced and there likely will be others. But what has been reported so far is sufficient to conclude, as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said of the draft deal reported two weeks ago, that “this is a very, very bad deal.”
The Iranian “concessions” thus far announced are unimpressive: Iran will stop enriching uranium beyond 5 percent; it will install no additional centrifuges; it will convert the 100 pounds or so of 20 percent enriched uranium which quickly can be converted to weapons-grade uranium to something harder to convert to weapons-grade uranium. Iran has not agreed to dismantle any of the thousands of centrifuges it has installed and continues to operate; to send any of its 20 percent enriched uranium out of the country; to close the nuclear facilities which will soon provide it with plutonium with which to make nuclear weapons; to stop its testing of long-range missiles; or to cease its support of terrorist activities by Hezbollah and others.
The United States has reportedly agreed to provide Iran with $7 billion in sanctions relief. This relief doubtless will help Iran in many ways, not least the “right” to continue the dangerous nuclear-weapons development and terrorist-support activities which it has long maintained. It will not be in the least surprising, as more details of the deal are announced, to learn of other benefits provided to Iran to induce it to agree . . . to something – anything.
The U.S., by pressing forward with this very, very bad deal has further eroded its dwindling international credibility. No country in the Middle East will perceive U.S. agreement to this deal as anything but further evidence of its weakness, further evidence that the U.S. is content to undermine its historical alliances, expressions to the contrary notwithstanding.
In defending the deal, the United States (and perhaps others among its P-5+1 partners) doubtless will point to the fact that it is only an interim step and that Iran has agreed to allow International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to visit its still-operating facilities. Given Iran’s long history of preventing IAEA inspectors to do their jobs and its long history of flouting its obligations regarding its nuclear program, the value of this Iranian promise should be discounted to zero.
In a speech in Tehran this past week to a crowd of thousands that was was broadcast live, Iranian Supreme leader Khamenei attacked the U.S., France, and Israel, saying that “Zionist officials cannot be called humans, they are like animals,” that “the Israeli regime is doomed to failure and annihilation,” that the “Zionist regime” is the “rabid dog of the region.”
The deal the U.S. and its partners just struck with Iran is a “very, very bad deal” as a practical and a political matter. In the context of Khamenei’s contemporaneous statements and the background of so many other statements of similar stripe, it is also morally indefensible.
— Jack David, a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute, served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for combating weapons of mass destruction and negotiations policy from 2004 to 2006.
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© November 19, 2013
Here is an interesting fact about the Quran and the Hadith: Jew-Hatred is encoded as truth in Islam’s holy writings.
YUSUFALI: Say: “Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!”
PICKTHAL: Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? (Worse is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen and of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road.
SHAKIR: Say: Shall I inform you of (him who is) worse than this in retribution from Allah? (Worse is he) whom Allah has cursed and brought His wrath upon, and of whom He made apes and swine, and he who served the Shaitan; these are worse in place and more erring from the straight path. (AL-MAEDA (THE TABLE, THE TABLE SPREAD); Total Verses: 120; Revealed At: MADINA; Quran-USC.edu.org; Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement)
YUSUFALI: Thou wilt indeed find them, of all people, most greedy of life,-even more than the idolaters: Each one of them wishes He could be given a life of a thousand years: But the grant of such life will not save him from (due) punishment. For Allah sees well all that they do.
PICKTHAL: And thou wilt find them greediest of mankind for life and (greedier) than the idolaters. (Each) one of them would like to be allowed to live a thousand years. And to live (a thousand years) would be no means remove him from the doom. Allah is Seer of what they do.
SHAKIR: And you will most certainly find them the greediest of men for life (greedier) than even those who are polytheists; every one of them loves that he should be granted a life of a thousand years, and his being granted a long life will in no way remove him further off from the chastisement, and Allah sees what they do. (AL-BAQARA (THE COW); Total Verses: 286; Revealed At: MADINA; Ibid.)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.” (Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 52 :: Hadith 177; Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad))
If you take the time to examine more Quranic suras and the Hadith you will find more encoded Jew-Hatred (AND also Christian-Hatred and general non-Muslim-Hatred). Honestly if you are outside the belief system of Islam, unless you are blind, Islam is as much an ideology as it is a religious guiding principle, perhaps even more so an ideology teaching adherents about a superiority. This is a superiority that says if you not in the club or if you insult the club you are worthy of death or forced humiliating submission.
Now I have imposed on your reading time to show you that the principle of the enemy of my enemy is my friend is alive and well. Can you imagine the Jewish State of Israel and the radical Islamic Wahhabist nation of Saudi Arabia are engaged in working out a deal that both nations consider an existential threat?
The common enemy is Iran. Yup, that’s right. The same radical Islamic Shia-Twelver nation that President Barack Hussein Obama is about to urge the Senate to approve a deal on drawing back sanctions under the delusion that Iran will slow down nuclear uranium enrichment under the next delusion that Iran will forsake WMD nuclear weaponization.
Either Obama is a complete Foreign Policy moron or he is engaged in finding any scenario of chaos to transform the globe (yes including the USA) into a Left Wing pseudo-Marxist New World Order.
Obama’s flirtation with Iran has convinced Israel and Saudi Arabia that the U.S. government is no longer dedicated to their actual Middle Eastern allies’ regional security.
Jew-Hatred from a nuclear armed Iran could easily lead to a nuclear WMD strike against Israel EVEN THOUGH Israel does have its own nukes to level Iran. The Twelver mentality of Iran’s Mullahs and Ayatollahs will not be deterred by the military doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). In essence the MAD doctrine states that regardless of who pushes buttons to launch nuclear warheads first, the retaliating nuke power will push buttons as well. Meaning that nations engaged in nuclear war will both loose because they will both be destroyed by mutual nuke WMD attacks. Twelvers believe dying in war is glorious and sends one straight to Muslim Paradise.
The problem between Saudi Arabia and Iran has its history in the ancient Islamic divide of Sunnis vs. Shias. Sunnis represent roughly 90% of all Islam. Even in that demographic difference both Islamic sects have both declared each other heretics. In the Muslim world heretics are worthy of death. So-called moderate-radical differences make no difference in how to adjudicate a Muslim heretic. It is an offense worthy of death. Wahhabi Clerics have often proclaimed Shia believers kafir. There is a Shia minority in Saudi Peninsula but the aim of Wahhabi fatwas against Shi’ites has a lot to do with a rally cry against the heretics of Iran. So you can see that a nuclear armed Iran is also an existential threat to Saudi Arabia whose Wahhabis consider themselves Sunnis. A large amount of Sunnis have a problem with the medieval puritanical Wahhabis.
If Israel and the Saudis cooperate against Iran, I would advise the Israeli government that Saudi Wahhabis are still their enemy and will turn on a dime to betray Israel once (if ever) there is a successful Israel-Saudi neutralization of Iranian regional aspirations.
Here is the article that got the old gray matter motivated concerning an Israel-Saudi team against Iran.
Ari Bussel focuses on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the weight on his shoulders as Israel’s very survival are the coming stakes. Adolf Hitler tried to wipe the Jews off the map of Europe with his Third Reich mentality of global conquest. In the days of the 1930s through to the end of WWII the Jewish hope was primarily those Western nations that opposed the designs of Hitler’s Third Reich. Prime Minister Chamberlain of Britain in 1938 decided to trust Hitler to work out a “peace in our time” deal of land for peace. SIX MILLION dead Jews later we know how that idiotic thinking turned out.
Bussel correctly ascertains that President Barack Hussein Obama is the Chamberlain of the 21st century. In giving a pass to Iran on its nuclear weapons program and the selling out of Israel will repeat Chamberlain’s error. PM Netanyahu may be the only hope for not only the survival of Israel but of Jews internationally as Antisemitism is growing again as it did in pre-WWII days. For dealing with Iranians Obama is the devil. Yes I know it sounds harsh coming from a Christian American nevertheless Obama’s actions are nefarious and will probably be complicit in another Holocaust unless Netanyahu of tiny Israel finds the divine wisdom to act even though their so-called allies are willing to deal with Jew-Hating and Christian-Hating Iran.
Lonely at the Top
By Ari Bussel
Sent: 11/17/2013 7:48 PM
I remember the look of then Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu at an underground command and control center in a city in Southern Israel crammed with foreign correspondents, when I introduced myself before asking my question, “Ari Bussel, Muslim World Today.”
For those who know me, I am White Caucasian, and I look very much Western (some would say slightly “Middle Eastern”), although the most notable character is likely my unidentifiable, thick accent.
But I definitely do not look like the representative of California-based Muslim World Today and Pakistan World Today.
The readers of Norma Zager’s and my Postcards series would burst out laughing and say: He is the Propaganda Minister of the Zionist Entity, what is he doing writing for a Muslim paper? We have also been compared to much worse, all as a compliment to our unapologetic stand for and on behalf of the Jewish People and the State of Israel.
I was one of three foreign correspondents at that gathering, during Operation Cast Lead some five years ago, who was pre-chosen to ask a question. How did I earn that privilege, as MWT is neither on most peoples’ radar nor is it the same level as USA Today, CNN, CBS and other industry leaders, all respectably represented there that day? That is a story for another day.
Netanyahu of course looked me straight in the eye, as only two Israelis can, those who feel, without the need to speak, they can count on each other (a camaraderie usually only found in the battle field), and knew he could trust me.
Since that time, Netanyahu became the prime minister, and he is now the longest serving PM in the history of the modern country. For Israel this is an extraordinary achievement. His detractors say he is a master maneuverer, holding his seat so tightly and doing nothing that might risk his hold. But this, clearly, is not the case. Netanyahu was entrusted, as the pages of history will show, to lead Israel at its most precarious time, a period of advancement and flourishing, a time when WWIII began.
Netanyahu does not need to hold anything anymore. It is all of us who need to hold him, provide a solid base, as he is our leader for better and worse. At this time, when our very existence is at stake, every decision he makes will either ensure our survival or hasten our demise.
For years we in the West have talked about Iran, while Iran has raced to become a global nuclear power, a position that will enable it to realize its expansionary goals for the Global Islamic Caliphate. Once not too long ago another country had similar ideas, the establishment of a Thousand Year Reich, and humanity paid to the tune of tens of millions of people. Once again such grandiose ideas are cultivated, and once again we behave as if there are no lessons in the past.
“Peace in our lifetime” announced British Prime Minister Chamberlain on the last day of September 1938. Now 75 short years later, one can hear the chant in the corridors of the White House: Peace with Iran is imminent. The drumbeats become louder with each passing day: The President has already received one Nobel Prize. Another is forthcoming!
The annals of history will have a different story to tell, a footnote forever to be remembered that it was yet another US President who changed the face of the world. The first was Carter in 1978 with the Shah of Iran. The second catastrophe was Obama in 2013 with the Mullahs of Iran.
The sanctions are being lifted. Money frozen for decades is being thawed. Obama and the Mullahs are becoming “buddy-buddies,” at least in the way the situation is being portrayed by the White House’s slick and sophisticated PR machine.
But the Iranians are in a race to achieve dominance and force it down the world’s throat. There will be no escape, whether they use bombs or just utilize the threat of making them available. They are focused, determined, talented and capable; while we build castles in the sandbox.
The United States of America will do nothing, exactly as it has done nothing in Syria. First, the President does not want to get involved, and he will draw a red line, then another, then change his mind and finally provide excuses and blame someone else. He even actively ushered in the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Second, we do not have the will or resolve to go and fight yet again. Iraq, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda – failure after failure. We live the good life. We are isolated. We are indivisible, all-powerful. We are Americans! Why even bother?
So Israel is alone. There are other members of the Coalition-of-the-Willing, including Saudi Arabia and some other Muslim Arab countries, but they alone cannot do a thing; Iran is too powerful and realistic a threat.
How many times can Israeli ingenuity work? First there was the Stuxnet virus, but although it proved (and continues to be) most effective, Iran is now aware and has taken necessary steps to overcome and prevent similar occurrences from affecting its facilities and nuclear, satellite and other programs in the future.
As the game plays out, with Russia overseeing the action behind the scenes, the USA role of playing the superpower is no longer. Others are now analyzing their positions and realizing how little they can actually do and how they must not – and cannot – trust the US-of-A. All rests on the shoulders of one person – Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu also has a country to run, and dealing with Jewish people is never easy. Six point eight million of them, of which six point eight (less a handful) are generals, presidents and prime ministers.
Netanyahu has teams of very capable advisors, a whole security network – both visible and invisible – and even some other surprises up his sleeve. But all in all, the decisions rest on his shoulders and on him alone.
He must be very lonely, surrounded with all the eitzes-gibbers (advice-givers) who know it all. He must feel the enormity of the moment of history, when he, and he alone, will either raise his hand for war or a white flag in surrender, the latter signaling the cessation of the Zionist Dream, the end of the Jewish People on this earth.
Clearly, the choices are both frightening. What’s worse, he has no time. No one else will enter the fray; then one by one countries will fall, faster and faster like dominos, like offerings at an altar.
Wrong are Netanyahu’s detractors who say he is holding on to his seat for some momentary gratification. He is holding on to life, with every ounce of energy, with all the will power he can master. He must not let go, for if he does the fate of the entire world and humanity as we know it will suffer.
Netanyahu is the hope and future of the State of Israel and the Jewish People. And since Israel is the last fort standing to obstruct the advancement of the Iranians toward global dominance, Netanyahu is responsible for the world.
Possibly this is why my Rabbi chooses every Shabbat to say an extra prayer for the Government, leaders and advisors of the State of Israel followed by an additional prayer for the soldiers of Israel, on the land, in the air and on the sea, who stand alert and ready on the walls of Zion Jerusalem to be victorious.
While I live my daily life, busy with the mundane, my Rabbi sees and understands something I cannot even begin to fathom. He does not attempt to tell us the future, just to correctly read the present.
May wisdom guide Netanyahu’s every step, and may the light within radiating from Zion Jerusalem be his lighthouse as he tries to navigate Israel safely to shore and the world to a sane and bearable tomorrow.
Originally titled “Long Live the King,” here is our latest Postcard: Lonely at the Top.
Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.
Zager and Bussel are based in Los Angeles. Zager is an award winning investigative journalist, journalism professor and author. Bussel is a foreign correspondent in Israel.
Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.
© Israel Monitor, November 2013
First Published November 15, 2013
Blog Editor: I have volumes of Bussel and Zager essays at SlantRight.com archive site. Simply go to the archive site and in the search box to the right type in Ari Bussel and/or Norma Zager and years of Postcard series will show up.
Here is Part Four of Danny Jeffrey’s “Iran, Obama and Nuclear War.” Danny continues the grand design of the Soros/Obama New World. He touches on how Obama is making the U.S. Military compliant to fire on American citizens, the probable location of where Iran will use stealth to detonate a nuclear weapon, Islamic Terrorism unleashed on American soil and more.
Iran, Obama and Nuclear War Part FOUR
By Danny Jeffrey
November 14, 2013 1:40 AM
This essay is the forth in a series about my belief that Hussein Obama is intentionally leading us into a nuclear crisis. The following are links to three prior articles on the topic:
Iran, Obama, and Nuclear War-Part Three
I have watched Obama, and his fellow progressives for years, and by rejecting the ever abundant internet tripe that ensnares so many, have gleaned an enormous amount of facts and insight into their behavior, and in doing so feel that my efforts have uncovered most of their diabolical plan, about which I have been writing for so long.
I first concluded three years ago that Obama’s policies were going to result in nuclear conflict and at that time related their plan only to the ruin of Israel, already understanding both his and George Soros’ hatred of that small nation. Time and yet more facts coming to light have led me to see a much larger picture, one that is nothing less than absolutely diabolical.
So many refer to Obama as a dictator. They are mistaken. That is his goal, but as of yet it has thankfully not come to fruition. Were he indeed a dictator, we would not be communicating freely on the internet, and the DHS would already be rounding up dissidents. That day is planned, but thus far we still have the First Amendment allowing us to communicate amongst ourselves.
There is no doubt that Hussein does indeed plan on implementing martial law when the time is right and declaring himself to be ‘The One’. That time is not yet here but is most assuredly part of his planned agenda, and I am now convinced that the success of that plan relies on a nuclear crisis. Were that not so, Hussein Obama would not be expending so much effort to guarantee that Iran is successful in their desire to construct a nuclear bomb.
In previous essays I have discussed the need for Obama to destroy our military before engaging the armed population of America, for our … READ THE REST
Some see, few know, many choose to wander aimlessly in a fog, devoid of sunlight. I seek the light of day and leave the others to their chosen realm of ignorance. They are the ones who have brought this great nation down. I write only for the benefit of those who possess the courage required to restore our birthright.
John R. Houk
© November 14, 2013
A name you will not hear of in Obama’s America is Eden Atias. Atias is a 19 year old soldier of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Atias got onto a bus in Nazareth located in Judea-Samaria (West Bank to those determined to give away Jewish Land) and was stabbed repeatedly by the time the bus reached Afula in Northern Israel. Guess who stabbed the Jewish soldier? A 16 year old Palestinian Islamic terrorist whose name is Hussein Jawadra originally from Arab dominated Jenin in the Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled portion of Judea-Samaria. Jawadra was actually working illegally in Israel as an illegal alien from PA governed territory. These Muslim monsters that call themselves Palestinians need a work permit to work in Israel undoubtedly because of the ingrained brainwashing by the PA that Jews are apes and pigs and are deserving of death.
The sad irony about Israeli media is that most those outlets don’t name Hussein Jawadra undoubtedly because of the Western concept of a 16 year old being a minor rather than an adult. As of today most of the Israeli media I have only name Jawadra as a 16 year old Palestinian assailant. Some are bold enough to call a terrorist.
Hussein Jawadra is representative of the kind of people that Obama, Obama’s State Department, United Nations and European nations under the auspices of the European Union (EU) desire to force Israel to permit a sovereign nation called Palestine to come into existence. With this kind of brainwashing and breeding of Jew-hatred you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that a sovereign Palestine will only have one reason to exist; viz., the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews.
My fellow Americans, I don’t care what President Barack Hussein Obama tells you, America is a Christian nation in foundation and secular as a rule of laws Republic. Islam has not made any major contributions to American culture unless you count terrorism and murder of the non-Muslim American majority as a cultural contribution.
America’s lawmakers in all three branches of our Constitutional government have been slipping into the erroneous belief that providing land to a group of Arab Muslims that have adopted the name of Palestinian will bring peace between the Muslim world, Israel and the Western World. If you have seriously read the Quran then you realize that the book’s dualistic theology and the doctrine of abrogation means Muslims can pick and choose which suras to use to justify violence against non-Muslims.
The dualism of Islamic theology means two opposing principles are both valid if used in a way to magnify Islam. The abrogation doctrine (See HERE and HERE) contributes to dualism having suras that are newer nullifying suras that are older. For example, kill them wherever you find them is more valid than there is no compulsion of religion in Islam. The ‘kill them’ verse was written after the ‘no compulsion’ part. Even more difficult to discern which suras are newer and which suras are older is that the Quran is not put together in chronological order. Rather the Quran is written from the longest sura to the shortest sura without any linear chronology.
Those Muslims the Western World has labeled as radical as opposed to moderate are merely applying the traditional interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Sira. The alleged majority moderate Muslims have chosen the abrogated Mecca suras of the Quran over the Medina theologically superior suras. One of the reasons the so-called moderate Muslims rarely condemn the radical because of the Islamic belief that everything in Quran is perfect. If the so-called minority radical Muslims gain the ascendency in any government the moderates simply go along with the theologically pure radicals. YOU ARE SEEING THIS AMONG THE ARABS CALLING THEMSELVES PALESTINIANS!
America cannot trust the dominating radical Islam of the PLO terrorist controlled PA, Hamas, Shi’ite Hezbollah or even more alarmingly Twelver Shi’ite Iran. For the West radical is radical regardless if it is Sunni or Shi’ite.
As American voters how can we support Obama’s destructive call to create a Palestinian State that teaches their citizens to hate Jews so much that in a whim of shahid hatred kills a Jew like Eden Atias?
Blood stained bus seat
Murdered Soldier: Pvt. Eden Atias, 19
By Gil Ronen
11/13/2013, 9:02 AM
IDF Private Eden Atias, 19, of Natzrat Illit, has died after an Arab terrorist stabbed him in the neck and upper body in the Central Bus Station at Afula, in northern Israel, Wednesday. The attack took place inside a bus. Pvt. Atias was on his way to the military base in which he served.
“The Israeli soldier who was stabbed this morning by a Palestinian on a bus at the Afula bus station has died of his wounds in hospital,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.
The attacker has been identified as an Arab aged 16 from the Palestinian Authority city of Jenin, who is reportedly staying illegally in Israel. He attacked the soldier at about 8:45 a.m., and stabbed him repeatedly. Civilians who were present at the scene neutralized him and stopped the attack at a certain point.
The soldier received initial medical care on the spot and was taken to Haemek Hospital in very serious condition.
An eyewitness named Tal told IDF Radio that she was walking past the bus when people began shouting “terrorist!” and a large commotion ensued. “The terrorist tried to run away but the police managed to catch him,” she added.
Another eyewitness told Maariv that the soldier, who is about 18, got on the bus at Nazareth, together with the terrorist. The soldier fell asleep on the way to Afula and at a certain point, the Arab began stabbing him over and over again, until other passengers grabbed hold of him and alerted security forces.
IDF Radio said that the attacker confessed that he left his home and got on the bus at Nazareth, with the intent of stabbing civilians, supposedly as revenge for the fact that his uncles are being held in Israeli jails.
The attack appears typical of the terror strikes that the Palestinian Authority (PA) under Mahmoud Abbas encourages through incitement, in a way that allows the PA to maintain that it is innocent of actually planning and organizing attacks, and that it did not send the terrorists on their missions.
PA residents are routinely exposed to television, radio and printed media content that glorifies murderers of Jews and encourages violence against Israel. When a PA youth seeks to attack Jews, he does so knowing that he has the full moral backing and encouragement of the PA, which will then glorify him, pay him a salary when he is jailed, and demand to free him in an Israeli “gesture.”
Palestinian Jew-Hater Kills Young IDF Soldier on Bus
John R. Houk
© November 14, 2013
Murdered Soldier: Pvt. Eden Atias, 19
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Danny Jeffrey has posted his Part Three of “Obama, Iran and Nuclear War.” Part Three delves deeper into reasons why Obama desires to create the situation that is favorable to a nuclear weapons exchange. By deeper I mean more than Iran and Israel having a nuke war. There is the exploration of the possibility of nuclear weapons being detonated on American soil. It is a part of the insidious plan for the New Word Order for security chaos to create the reasons for a Police State.
The players projected begins at the top with George Soros. Obama is the puppeteer-in-chief. The other rapscallion players are Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Samantha Power and John Kerry. He gives Janet Napolitano dishonorable mention in allowing the USA’s southern border to become porous so that not only Mexican Illegal Aliens flood across the border to inflate the Dem Party voting base, but also allowing Radical Muslim Terrorists to sneak into America. The Muslim terrorist component is important because of the capability of suitcase-equivalent nuke bombs to be smuggled into our National Soil.
Tied into this is Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government through the some of the players mentioned above which might explain Obama’s insistence of covering up his nefarious tentacles in Benghazigate and the Syrian Civil War.
I am telling you this essay is LOADED with food for thought that makes a lot of sense. READ IT!
John R. Houk
© November 13, 2013
I cross posted Danny Jeffrey’s very insightful post “Iran, Obama and Nuclear War” that begins the examination of the real reasons behind President Barack Hussein Obama making an economic/nuke deal that is favorable to Iran’s National Interests BUT detrimental to our ally Israel and essentially the USA itself. In that essay Danny notifies us there will be a part two.
In Part TWO Danny continues to examine or perhaps expose Obama’s agenda in lessening sanctions against Iran in exchange that Iran slow down its uranium enrichment that leads to nuclear weapons. You will discover about how this will affect Israel. The short answer is it will lead to nuclear which is a part of the Obama end game. Also in that end game is some information on how Obama is getting rid of all high level military Officers loyal to the U.S. Constitution while leaving those Officers loyal to Obamasiah.
Here is a tantalizing excerpt:
You are probably familiar with Occam’s Razor, the concept that the simplest answer is usually the correct answer. My simple answer to why Obama supports a nuclear Iran is that he wants a nuclear war. They have stated, for the entire world to hear, their intention to wipe Israel off the map. Any sensible human being would take them at their word, and do everything possible to stop their hellish scheme, but all that Obama and Kerry are doing is asking them to slow down for just six months.
You MUST read the entire essay. O yeah you will learn there is a Part THREE on the way.
Yesterday I wrote of President Barack Hussein Obama’s Foreign Policy duplicity for making the effort to negotiate a deal with Iran that will essentially leave their not-so-secret clandestine nuclear weapons program intact. AND that such a negotiation is throwing Israel under the bus.
TODAY I have learned what Obama’s idiotic plans with Iran will lead to – Check out The Corner of the National Review Online to discover Obama’s negotiations is beginning WMD nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
And So It Begins…
By Mark Steyn
November 9, 2013 11:04 AM
My old colleague Mark Urban reports for the BBC:
Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.
While the kingdom’s quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran’s atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to deploy such devices more quickly than the Islamic republic.
Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery…
The Sauds, of course, are signatories to that spiffy non-proliferation treaty. Zbigniew Brzezinski and all the realpolitik types in Washington think Iran can be “contained” à la Russian bear. King Abdullah and the other Sunni monarchs understand that this isn’t 1950: a US containment strategy doesn’t come in the wake of nuking Japan, but after years of American weakness, retreat, and the abandonment of allies like Mubarak. Would you bet your future on American containment?
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