Wednesday, November 30, 2011
CHINA BUILDS UP MILITARY, NAVAL, AIR, AND EXTRATERRESTRIAL CAPABILITIES, WHILE FEEDING WARS ALONG THE HIMALYAS AND SOUTHEAST ASIA.
TIBET, SIANKIANG, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, KASHMIR: DANGEROUS TIMES AHEAD.
What does this have to do with Israel? Only that Israel must raise a voice of warning and not remain solely focused on it's own neighborhood.
This is not to trivialize the significance of what is happening in the Middle East. There is so much happening in the Middle East, what with the Arab "Awakening" [as it is now being called] and the threats from Iran and Turkey.
Perhaps it is time to pluck out China's "eye(s) in the sky" and to punch a few holes under North Korean and Chinese naval vessels (especially China's new atomic aircraft carrier) -- just enough "accidental" damage to encourage China to scale down it's imperialism and persecutions.
Tibet and Siankiang especially have suffered too much already. I pray (and Israel should) pray for increased spiritual strength to the Dalai Lama, who every day seeks to prevent full-scale violence from erupting in Tibet. Tibetan monks are immolating themselves, an alarm projected similarly decades ago by Buddhist monks in Vietnam as Vietnam was being torn apart. Caught between a relentless China and the prospect of full-scale war, Tibet deserves the spiritual and political attention of the world to prevent worst-case scenarios from occurring to Tibet -- and to China.
At the close of World War Two, the USA, Britain, and France should have protected Vietnam from China and Russia. Instead these Allies forced Vietnam into civil war and fully into the arms of Russia and China, simultaneously leaving China free to invade Tibet. Today the great "Wall" of China is the Himalayas, which are aflame in a circle of war from Korea to Siankiang to Afghanistan to Pakistan to Kashmir to Nepal to Southeast Asia. These are largely proxy wars between China and the West. These wars may come to a swift conclusion -- even the AF-PAK crisis, if China realizes that it has already overcooked it's own rice.
China has much to learn and much to gain -- spiritually and materially -- from Tibet. If China takes it's cue from the Dalai Lama and lays down it's war mongering, then full-scale war may yet avoid both Tibet and China.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
JONATHAN POLLARD HAS BEEN IMPRISONED IN THE U.S.A. FOR MORE THAN 27-YEARS AND SHOULD BE FREED.
Only today on the third anniversary of the horrible massacre at the Chabad House in Mumbai, India, did I become aware that Raphael Luzon, the leader of the exiled Libyan Jews of Great Britain, had been contacted by Mustapha Abdul-Jalil, a Libyan rebel leader, to return to Libya and seek office, that Jews may have a political voice in the new Libya.
This offer was made in August (see the article "Rebels ask leader of UK's Libyan Jews to run for office," published in the Jerusalem Post on 08/23/11). Luzon said he would consider this request based on it's historical significance, that it would be the first time in history that an Arab State would permit and invite equal Jewish participation in government.
Qadaffi is now gone, Mustapha Abdul-Jalil is now interim President, and a new government is forming in Libya; we have yet to hear any additional news from Luzon. Nu? After 1600+ years of Muslim domination, we can wait a little longer....
It is worth remarking that Jonathan Pollard is in his 27th year of captivity in the USA. Guilty of treason or not (depending on point of view based on morality v. technicalities of law) punishment of Pollard has far exceeded any crime he may have committed. Pollard should be freed.
Monday, November 7, 2011
HOSTAGE POPULATIONS TO IRAN'S TYRANNICAL, MEGALOMANIACAL REGIME AND SUBJECT TO IRAN'S TICKING NUCLEAR "TIME CLOCK".
WILL AHMADINIJAD'S HOSTAGE POPULATIONS SUFFER, WHEN IRAN'S NUCLEAR "TIME CLOCK" IS STOPPED BY MILITARY INTERVENTION FROM ISRAEL AND/OR THE WEST?
There are many distinct populations at risk in Iran under the present regime of Ahmadinjad and the Mullahs. While 90% of Iran's population are Shia, 8% are Sunni; of the remaining 2%, some 300,000 are of the Bahai faith, some 40,000 are Jews, there are some thousands of Christians, and others. All of these minorities are persecuted, and all of these minority populations have shrunk due to emigration in the face of persecution (the Jewish population numbered more than 100,000 only a few decades ago). As well, within the majority Shia population there are westernized and secularized populations that are not at all secure under the present regime.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has effectively muzzled up internal efforts at regime change against Ahmadinijad and the Mullahs.
The world probably has no accurate picture of the scale of persecutions in Iran nor of the sufferings endemic there.
What kind of pressures can be employed against the current regime that will create opportunity for internal resistance, minimize persecutions against minorities, protect minority and resistance populations, and terminate Iran's potential nuclear threat?
Under the present regime Iran has steadily built up it's military (especially it's missile and naval capabilities), and it's intelligence services terrify not only Iran itself, but, operate internationally, having a sphere of influence well beyond Iran's borders, notably and obviously in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and Iraq.
Therefore the question must be, "Is a well-informed, well-planned, well-coordinated strike against Iranian nuclear facilities both necessary and sufficient in order to bring about change in Iran and in order to de-fang Iran's nuclear threat?"
The world must keep in mind that Israel has none of the luxuries of time, distance, and tolerance that other nations may have. The world must also keep in mind that it's own perceptions of luxuries of time, distance, and tolerance may be dangerously false and even delusional.
Hostage populations make for deterrence against attack on at least two counts: as objects of sympathy and as objects of bait for traps. These populations may also exist on the surface of subterranean enemy facilities, such that attack on those enemy facilities requires attack on sympathetic populations.
There is no simple solution, only a best effort at damage control in the face of inevitable war.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
SHOULD ISRAEL CHALLENGE U.N.E.S.C.O. IN THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (ICJ) AT THE HAGUE? THE IDENTITY THEFT OF ISRAEL BY "PALESTINE" ...
... WESTERN FAILURE TO PERCEIVE THE TRUE NATURE OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT, WESTERN FAILURE TO PERCEIVE THE TRUE NATURE OF THE GREEK FINANCIAL CRISIS, AND WESTERN FAILURE TO PERCEIVE THE GERMANY-TURKEY-IRAN-CHINA AXIS.
THE FUTURE IS NOW AT THE U.N.
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization. The World Heritage Committee is one of the bodies of UNESCO and it names international world heritage sites. Can a State be a world heritage site? So, by admitting the "State of Palestine" to be a UNESCO Member, is it UNESCO that has authority above and beyond the UNGA and the UNSC to recognize and grant Statehood at the UN? Therefore, alternatively, for example could UNESCO rant the historical Land of Israel status as both a world heritage site and as a State? Is "Palestine" actually Israel (precedent of history says, "Yes")? Or is "Palestine" a budding Arab State with a Capitol in "Palestinian East Jerusalem (UNESCO says, "Yes")? Is history a reality decided by whim of UESCO? How ironic it is, that UNESCO, which is the UN body established to advance the world through knowledge, is now politicized to the extent that it's mission and legacy are in jeopardy.
NULLIFICATION: THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE is the proper venue by which to put and end to this insidious move by the PAL and the UN General Assembly via UNESCO. The State of Israel has standing to go to the ICJ and seek nullification of the presumably illegal decision of UNESCO to admit the PAL as a full Member. The PAL is not a State having UNGA or UNSC (UN Security Council) recognition. It should be legally undeniable at the ICJ to establish the profound presumption by UNESCO to grant Membership to a body (e.g. PAL or any such body) that is not a Member Nation of the UN.
"Palestine" already exists at UNESCO and has the status of Permanent Observer. Now is the time for Israel not only to seek judicial means for the nullification of the ill-fated decision by UNESCO to unilaterally elevate the PAL to the status of Member State, but, to also strike down the prior UNESCO decision to grant the PAL the status of Permanent Observer.
IDENTITY THEFT BY THE ARABS OF THE NAME "PALESTINE".
It is also long overdue for Israel to petition the UN and/or to seek an ICJ decision to nullify the PAL from all use of the designation "Palestine" or "Palestinian" as the formal designation by which it is recognized in the world and in world governmental bodies. Such usage constitutes
denial of the historical identity of Jews as Palestinian and of the State of Israel as the historical territory of Palestine. Palestine is the specific name imposed on Israel under ancient Roman Occupation. Certainly the PAL and PLO do not seek the liberation Jews, and their usage of the word "liberate" is a euphemism for the word "steal". By allowing the Arabs to usurp Israel's other name -- Palestine -- the world (including Israel) enables the identity theft and ultimately the territorial theft of Israel by the Arabs.
Also, by allowing the Arabs to usurp from Israel the name "Palestine", the world (including Israel) falsifies the Arab-Israeli Conflict into an Israeli-"Palestinian" Conflict. With the exception of the fragile recognitions of Israel by Egypt and Jordan, no other Arab States recognize Israel. In fact many of these Arab States are still in the same formal "state of war" with Israel that they have waged against the State of Israel since 1948. These Arab States have neither recognized Israel since it's inception nor have they ended their warfare against Israel.
If the world has failed to speak about this, if the world therefore is unconscious of the fact that the 1948 War of Independence is not yet ended, if the world fails to hold the Arab States responsible and culpable for their incessant efforts to annihilate Israel, if the world fails to regard the actions of the PAL, Hamas, and Hezbollah, etc. as the tip of the Arab War of Annihilation Against Israel, then the world fails to perceive the enormity of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and the world fails to perceive the enormous insidiousness of the UNESCO decision to admit the PAL as a Member State.
UNESCO (PROXY FOR THE UNGA) THUMBS IT'S NOSE AT THE USA AND EUROPE.
Failing to perceive or acknowledge the true nature of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the world also fails to perceive or acknowledge the abuse of Israel [by the anti-democratic, anti-Western forces at the UN, notably China, Africa, Arabia, Muslim Asia, and Latin America] designed to (a) drive a wedge between Israel and the the West, and (b) diminish the influence of the West and most especially of the USA at the UN. By this vote at UNESCO THE UN General Assembly has thumbed it's nose at the West and at the USA.
The UNGA has thumbed it's nose at Western political and financial influence. This is huge. And the conversation in the West fails to perceive and acknowledge this reality, even as the West fails to perceive and acknowledge that the Greek Financial Crisis is the fulcrum for the Neo-Ottoman aspirations of Turkey.
Chinese money, material resources, and political resources have well-funded and well-ordered the anti-Western political alignments that plague Western integrity, stability, and security. Look at any map of Europe and the Middle East, and one may perceive by simple geography and by the exposure and centrality of Germany and Turkey, that Greece is being squeezed by the Germans and the Turks, both backed by Chinese money.
It is no accident that Iran is now in the cross-hairs of Western military sights and that Israel will likely deliver the "message". Nor is it accidental that the West is being quite public about this imminent action. Unlike Israel's unilateral and secretive action in 1976 in which Israel destroyed Iraq's nuclear reactor, the current mission against Iran's nuclear facilities will be public and no surprise to anyone, and it will have the tacit and perhaps even the official backing of the West (or at least of the USA).
Iran is the primary transfer point between China and Turkey. Turkey is the primary transfer point between China and Germany. This Axis Alignment must be dealt a permanent blow.
The dual threat of Iran, as an hostile nuclear power and as the linch pin in the Germany-Turkey-Iran-China Axis, may not stand, if the West is to survive and to flourish.
World problems in Africa and in Latin America also stand no chance of reasonable resolution, as long as the growing GTIC Axis is not broken up.
Cogent action now is more likely to be effective and less costly in every way than action in the future, as the goal for the future is to stabilize influences for peace in the world and to enable the world to focus on the larger issues of international economic and environmental security.
FREEDOM FLOTILLA" INTERCEPTED BY ISRAEL -- NO PHYSICAL VIOLENCE ...
... and yet the incident is one more propaganda exercise that the ignorant world weighs in favor of the Arabs. As long as the world (including Israel) accepts the terminology referring to Arabs exclusively as Palestinians, then analogous to Chinese water torture, each time the name "Palestine" is solely applied to the Arabs -- controverting the historical synonymity of Palestine with Israel -- then the Jewish right to it's homeland is undermined and Israel's rightful existence is called into question. Each time a "Freedom Flotilla" makes it's way towards Gaza and is intercepted by Israel, this propaganda "water torture" against Israel continues. Chinese water torture is the method by which a prisoner is immobilized and drop by drop and then stream by stream, water is applied to the prisoner's forehead, driving the prisoner insane. In this case Israel is the prisoner.
"DEUTSCHE WELLE" SPEAKS OF "PALESTINIAN EAST JERUSALEM".
Today's "Deutsche Welle" Broadcast on NPR (National Public Radio) reported on the subject of the UNESCO vote to recognize and include "Palestine". The reporter concluded her report by saying, "Reporting from Palestinian East Jerusalem...." Here again we see the propaganda effectiveness of the misuse of the designation "Palestine" by which Arab East Jerusalem will more and more be spoken of in the media as "Palestinian East Jerusalem".
This is a most perverse application by the Arabs of the universal wisdom, "From Thought, to Speech, To Action". Failure to intelligently meet this perversion grants ultimate victory to Israel's enemies.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Subsequent to the recently gained freedom of Gilad Shalit...
* ILAN GRAPEL IS FREE FROM HIS CAPTIVITY IN EGYPT;
* TWENTY-FIVE ARAB CRIMINALS ARE NOW FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR ILAN GRAPEL'S FREEDOM;
* DISGRACING ITSELF AND THE WORLD, U.N.E.S.C.O. HAS VOTED TO RECOGNIZE AND GIVE MEMBERSHIP TO THE P.A.L.;
* THE U.S.A. WILL HONOR IT'S LEGISLATION REQUIRING THAT THE U.S.A. CUT OFF IT'S SHARE OF FUNDING FOR U.N.E.S.C.O. [OR ANY OTHER U.N. BODY THAT MAY GIVE SIMILAR RECOGNITION AND MEMBERSHIP TO THE P.A.L. PRIOR TO A NEGOTIATED PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE P.A.L.];
* A BRIEF YET DEADLY PERIOD OF CROSS-BORDER ROCKET-FIRE FROM GAZA INTO ISRAEL AND AIRSTRIKES IN RESPONSE FROM ISRAEL HAS COME AND GONE ;
* WAR AGAINST IRAN IS A CRISP NIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AIR, MUCH AS WINTER IS ALREADY A CRISP NIP IN THE NORTH AMERICAN AUTUMN AIR ;
* AND TWO "FREEDOM FLOTILLA" VESSELS ARE NOW MAKING THEIR WAY ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN FROM TURKEY TOWARDS ISRAEL IN AN ATTEMPT TO VIOLATE ISRAEL'S RIGHTFUL BLOCKADE OF GAZA, SEEKING PERHAPS TO PROVOKE ISRAEL INTO VIOLENCE.
There must be a joke in all this somewhere, but, I sure don't see it....