Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Comments on Muslims and Terrorism


After I published my last Blog entry I was sent two interesting items that I though pertinent to my previous Blog entry.


The first is an article entitled “All European Life Died in Auschwitz" that was written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on January 15th, 2008. His distinctive warning message that he writes about here is extremely relevant in light of the incident at Fort Hood and other Islamic terrorist actions in the USA and Europe.

ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ
By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez

I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz. We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity and talent. The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.

Under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.

Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts. And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for hoping for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.

The second item was sent to me from a good Christian friend of mine in America. It is an open letter sent by a venerable 95 year old US Navy veteran BMC Harold Estes to President Barak Obama.


This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man, blind, unable to write and without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president

Dear President Obama,


My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.


I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country. One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man. So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish. I can't figure out what country you are the president of. You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:
"We're no longer a Christian nation"
"America is arrogant" - (Your wife even announced to the world, "America is mean-spirited." Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)

I'd say shame on the both of you but I don't think you like America nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said, “America hasn't lived up to her ideals”. Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around because we stand for freedom.

I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue.
You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing, I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president. You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now. And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.

Sincerely,
Harold B. Estes


Kindly note these comments are from NON Israeli sources and that they BOTH indicate that what I wrote is important to ALL non Moslems.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Islamic Extemism And Moslem-Americans


In the last three decades successive American administrations and the western press have been fearful of relations with the third world and primarily with the Arab countries as they have bent over backward to refrain from openly confronting Islamic extremism. 
For many in the "Western World" in Europe and America they see that the problem of the Middle East stems from the backing of Israel in it’s continuing conflict with the Palestinians. There are many groups active in Europe and North America, who work tirelessly to lay the blame for Islamaphobia -Anti-Moslem and anti-Arab feelings on Israel. 
Very few see this anti-Moslem feeling as having been caused by the ever widening abyss that has opened in the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and has caused increased casualties among US service personnel. Recent incidents have brought the west to realize that there may not be a way to satisfactorily end what at one time was a noble cause called Operation Iraqi Freedom.

It is also apparent from the reactions of the news media in the USA that the citizens of the United States have not come to realize fully the danger from within that has arisen among certain members of the Moslem American community. 

Allow me to state here that there are many loyal and patriotic Moslem Americans who have accepted the basis of true pluralism that is America. 
Yet sadly there are those members of the community, specifically those recent immigrants from primarily Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan and the Palestinian Areas who are openly hostile and rabidly anti-American. such as the Pakistani born Daoud Gilani aka David Coleman Headley that infiltrated into Mombai in preparation for the terrible terrorist attack that left 173 dead. Headley and his associate Tahawwur Hussain Rana, both of Chicago, are held to have maintained ties with the al Qaeda-linked Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) which was held responsible for those attacks. 
The latest in this list was Ahmad Abousamra, a 35-year-old Syrian-American who was the chief editor of its online propaganda magazine was an American computer scientist.

It was from this group of recent Moslem immigrants that the leaders of the Islamic extremists were able to recruit terrorists who brought the fight to America in January 1993 when two CIA agents were shot and killed as they enter CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The following month, February 1993 a rented van packed with explosives was driven into the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City and six people are killed and over 1000 are injured.

Since the tragedy of “9/11” - September 11th, 2001 and the backlash from the terrible destruction of the Twin Towers by the 19 members of Al Quida, many “good hearted” and naïve Americans persist on denying that it was the faith of Islam that was responsible for the deaths of the innocent civilians. Americans are fierce adherents to the philosophy expressed in the Constitution by Thomas Jefferson of the freedom of religion and as such they are fearful of being labeled Islamophobics.


During the past few days, since the horrific murder of 13 and the wounding of many more US service personnel by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan at Fort Hood, who coldly walked into the room at Fort Hood and climbed on a table and shouted "Allah Akbar" (the "God is great" jihadist battle cry) and committed a “Massacre”. We have all heard the exact same lame words of excuse by the Moslem American community and the lame statements by those in the United States Government who ignore the obvious. That when one goes into a room and kills others by shouting “Allah Akbar” it is cold blooded murder,terrorism for Islamic reasons.


Newsweek's Evan Thomas stated, "I cringe that he's a Muslim. . . . I think he's probably just a nut case…" Time Magazine's Joe Klein said it "odious attempts by Jewish extremists . . . to argue that the massacre perpetrated by Nidal Hasan was somehow a direct consequence of his Islamic beliefs." Nidal's actions have been termed as an effect of "Secondary post-traumatic stress disorder”, in a blatant attempt to ignore the obvious. As Charles Krauthammer stated in his article fom November 13th, 2009 in the Washington Post, "Medicalizing mass murder not only exonerates. It turns the murderer into a victim, indeed a sympathetic one." As of this writing only Fox News has labeled Nidal as a “Terrorist” and his act as that of terrorism.

The Arab-American Anwar Al-Awlaki an American-born imam and now lives in Yemen, preached in 2001 at the Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., where two of the “9/11” attackers reportedly prayed. Only this week in an article on his Web site he has praised Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and called the alleged Fort Hood shooter a "hero". Anwar Al-Awlaki claims that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan “…is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people," Awlaki wrote. "This is a contradiction that many Muslims brush aside and just pretend that it doesn't exist. Any decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow Muslims, and yet serve as a U.S. soldier."
"Nidal opened fire on soldiers who were on their way to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done? In fact, the only way a Muslim could justify serving as a soldier in the U.S. army is if his intention to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal."

The Liberal appeasement groups in the west and specifically in the US chose like ostriches to ignore the fact that there are those of the Islamic faith who are inherently violent and that their jealously of other religions, as espoused by Muhammad, is one of conquest –“Jihad”, a demand for supremacy over all others. Extremist Islamic followers in the United States and throughout the Christian world, especially in Europe, are working silently like a cancer on the naïve to subvert, convert and conquer. The fantastic birthrate of the adherents of extremist Islam is a very real threat to all who are not true believers.

Most “Westeners” do not know anything of the ways of the Islamic-Moslem faith. They have no idea of Jihad which means "to strive or struggle" (in the way of God) and is considered the "Sixth Pillar of Islam" by the Sunni Moslems of Al Quiada. According to Islamic jurisprudence, jihad is usually taken to mean military exertion against non-Muslim combatants in the defense or expansion of the Islamic state, the ultimate purpose of which is to universalize Islam. Jihad, the only form of warfare permissible in Islamic law, may be declared against apostates, rebels, highway robbers, violent groups, un-Islamic leaders or states which refuse to submit to the authority of Islam.

Since the beginnings of the Islamic faith when Muhammad used deception against the Jewish tribes of Medina, Islam has spread by the use of subterfuge, conquest and at the edge of a sword. Let us examine a case in point the Jews of Khaybar since the agreement with the Jews of Khaybar also served as an important precedent in determining the status of dhimmis, (non-Muslims under Muslim rule) for Islamic Law.

Those members of the Jewish clans who opposed the Muhammad were forced into exile, enslavement or death. Upon the surrender Jews of Khaybar they were allowed to live in the oasis only on the condition that they would give one-half of their produce to the Muslims. The Jews were allowed to continue to live in the oasis for several more years until they were finally expelled by caliph Umar. The imposition of tribute upon the conquered Jews served as a precedent for provisions in the Islamic law requires the exaction of tribute known as Jizya from non-Muslims under Muslim rule, and confiscation of land belonging to non-Muslims into the collective property of the Muslim community. This is the new policy of Moslem Jihad in the Madrases of the Sunni’s as proposed by Al Quiada.

In recent years the Genie of Moslem violence and the tendency of adherents of Islam to violently express their view’s on others has risen from the Madras’s of the Islamic centers of the Sunni extremists in the Taliban controlled areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan and the Shi’ite Madrases of Tehran. Their word of Jihad has spread through out the world extensively with the help of the Internet and the gross stupidity of the Western “Intelligence” agencies.

Islamic violence exploded on the world in the aftermath of the victory of the Islamic Mujahadeen on the Russians in Afghanistan. Until then the extremist Islamic world had been in a state of suspended animation. With the Russian Invasion of Afghanistan by the forces of the ex-Soviet Union in the 1980s the naïve leadership of the American CIA developed the belief to use Moslem fanaticism to create a Viet Nam dilemma for the Soviet Forces in Afghanistan. This fantastically naïve approach is immortalized in the fantasy movie “Rambo III” pits “freedom loving” Afghanis against the villainous Soviet Regime. What the Americans did not know was that by incorporating Arab “freedom” fighters such as Osama Bin Laden into the Mujehadine they had unwittingly released the Genie of Moslem extremism from it’s slumber. For the fighters of Allah it was not a war against Communism but a war against the Western values that openly clash with those orthodox Islamic beliefs.

Add to this the French government’s release of the Ayatollah to Iran in 1979, in the mistaken belief that the Ayatollah would bring reform and change to the benefit of the western camp against the Soviet Union in Iran, this was a mistake as large as that of the CIA in Afghanistan. What the ulterior motive was of the French Government in the Iranian affair is still unbeknownst.

What is clear is that the Western Christian world began it’s downfall with the hijacking of the four International airliners to Jordan in 1970. The governments of Europe through their “Intelligence” units were desperate to prevent “Arab” Palestinian terrorism from invading their lives. This is why Carlos Illyich Ramirez Sanchez the arch terrorist of the 1970’s was able to keep the millions he brought into his Swiss Bank as well as that of Yasser Arafat and his cronies. “The Jackal” who was run by the East German Intelligence services the STASI for the KGB is now serving a life sentence for three murders in Paris in 1975 and for four bomb attacks in France in 1982 and 1983 that killed 12 people and wounded more than 100. His most audacious attack was the kidnapping of 11 oil ministers in Vienna in 1975, which elicited an estimated £10m in ransom from the “moderate” Arab Sunni leadership primarily that of Saudi Arabia.

During the 1970’s and 1980’s the CIA, The Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service, BND) the foreign intelligence agency of the German government and the French DGSE were protectors of the Palestinian “Black September” terrorists led by Ali Hassan Salameh – aka the “Red Prince” from the vengeance of the Israeli “Mossad” since he was able to “inform” them to prevent attacks on European soil. This Machiavellian approach was used to prevent atrocities on Western targets and it was believed that this same policy would protect them from Arab terrorism.

In April of 1983 the CIA station in the US Embassy compound in Beirut Lebanon was hit by a suicide bomber from the Iranian backed Shi'ite Hezbollah and 63 people were murdered. Then just six short months later a large truck heavily laden down with over 2500 pounds of TNT smashed through the main gate of the US Marine Corps headquarters in Beirut. 241 US servicemen mainly Marines were killed. Two months later in December 1983, another truck loaded with explosives wais driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait. The following year, in September 1984, another van was driven into the gates of the US Embassy in Beirut. In April 1985 a bomb exploded in a restaurant frequented by US soldiers in Madrid. 22 were murdered in August in 1985 when a Volkswagen loaded with explosives was driven into the main gate of the US Air Force Base at Rhein-Main.


During the 10 year bloody war of Sadam Hussein’s Iraq against the Iranian regime of the Ayatollah, the Sunni versus Shi’ite part of the conflict was largely ignored by the western media. The death of thousands of Iranians many mere children in combat and the massacre of the Kurds, by gas attack, was almost totally ignored by the Western mass media since it had no effect on the west. Meanwhile the continual conflict between Israel and it’s Arab neighbors was constantly under the severest scruntiny of the world media.

It was not until the invasion of Kuwait in 1990 by the Iraqi’s that the West awoke, not so much in response to the invasion of one nation by another, but out of a collective fear at the loss of the wealth of oil revenues that came from the exploitation by the Kuwaitis of their vast monetary wealth and land holdings through out the west. The vast amount of monies in western banks together with extensive property holdings were now part of the thriving western economies. The fear that these vast holding should suddenly by withdrawn by the Kuwaitis and Saudi Arabian’s prompted Western intelligence agencies to push western leaders to act. The close ties of George H. Bush along with prominent business leaders throughout Europe predominately in the United Kingdom also Saudi Arabian princes and business leaders brought the Western powers forward to act against Sadam Hussein.

The question of the story of the WMD –Weapons of Mass Destruction and it’s use as an excuse by American and Western forces to attack Iraq was later “proven to be a lie”. However to us in Israel and the Kurdish people it was never was a lie. What became of the weapons and why the story was suppressed and denied is known only once again to the CIA, The Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service, BND) the foreign intelligence agency of the German government and the French DGSE.
The SAS and DELTA force units that operated in the Western Iraqi desert saw them and how they were smuggled into Syria. These reports were suppressed in order to prevent the Arab world from breaking from the coalition forces. In the aftermath of the Israeli raid on the facilities in the eastern Syrian desert near Dayr az-Zawr on September 6th, 2007, the question that was initially asked was, "Was it an attack on the stockpile of Saddam's chemical/bio weapons snuck out of Iraq and into Syria for safekeeping before the US invasion of April 2003?" Almost as soon as it was disclosed the story was once again suppressed to appease the “moderate” Arab world and to protect allied forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Americans in particular live the dream of equality and religious tolerance. Americans wish to live in peace in freedom with liberties and equality. Over the years Americans have gone to foreign lands to fight tyrants and darkness to bring the blessings of freedom and life. Americans are not conquerors; they are liberators for we were once conquered. Like the ancient Hebrews, the Pilgrims, the first Americans lived in foreign lands and were oppressed until they came to the shores of North America. They thirsted for religious freedom and tolerance they abhorred hatred. It is this same selfless motivation that motivated so many young brave Americans to fight for freedom on far away shores. Many have died far away in this noble gesture and their bodies lie there as a stark testimony to the price of freedom. The major question that should be raised here is, “Are the people of Iraq and Afghanistan willing to stand up for their own freedom?”

The enlightened and educated in the Arab world know this and they are willing to live in peace. Yet they themselves live in abject fear of Islamic fundalmentalism and Jihad. They are not striving hard enough to prevent it’s spread among the impoverished and poor where hatred and extremist beliefs thrive. Why do Moslem Americans continue to agitate against Israel when they should be striving to lead their brothers and sisters out of the darkness of Islamic extremism? Until the “Moderate” and fabulously wealthy Arab nations begin sharing their wealth to improve the conditions and standard of living of their brothers the world will have “Shahidim” or “Martyrs” for the cause of Islam.

The continual appeasement of the Arabs by the entire “Western World” and the denial of the rise of extreme Islamic fundamentalism has silenced the truth of the danger that it holds for all in the western world.

Friday, November 6, 2009

How Truthful Are UN Reports?


On October 30th, 2009, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released a report to the UN Security Council in which he said the United Nations took the Israeli allegations about weapons smuggling to Hezbollah seriously, but lacked the ability to independently verify the information. Ban wrote in the report, that the Lebanese government had not informed the UN of a single incident of weapons smuggling to its territory. Michael Williams special envoy for the UN denied knowledge of alleged arms smuggling to the Hezbollah in Lebanon.

In the UN Report it fails to mention that on October 13th 2009 after a tip-off from Israeli intelligence the German freighter Hansa India was discovered carrying Iranian arms and ammunition hidden within containers destined for Lebanon, the Berlin government ordered it to sail straight to Malta where the containers were unloaded and found to contain the Iranian arms.

A mere two days after the publication of the report early Wednesday morning Nov. 3rd, 2009, the cargo ship Francop sailing under an Antiguan flag was stopped by the Israeli Navy some 100 miles west of the Israeli coast near Cyprus in rough seas. The Commander of the Israeli frigate asked permission from the ships captain to board the ship for inspection in accordance with UN Resolution 1701. Once the sailors were invited on board they inspected several suspicious containers and discovered they contained a large hidden consignment of Iranian weaponry bound for Lebanon and the Hezbollah. At a news briefing on Wednesday Nov 4th, 2009, the Israeli Navy commander Brig.-Gen Ronnie Ben-Yehuda acknowledged the interception at sea.

It has been revealed that Iran's national shippers, loaded the Iranian ship, Visea, formerly called “Iran Zanian” and is owned by the official Iranian shipping Corporation IRISL, either at Bandar Abbas or Bandar Imam Khomeini in Iran. It had set sail from Iran under the watchful eye of US and Israeli satellites on the 14th of October 2009. The Visea next docked at Jabel Ali in Dubai on the 18th of October. The Visea headed out of the Straits of Hormuz and into the Gulf of Oman shadowed by the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio of the US Navy's Task Force 151 under the command of Rear Adm. Scott Sanders. The purpose of this task force is to prevent piracy and to monitor Iranian arms smuggling. It has been reported that Israeli military intelligence were also kept informed of the Francop's movements by the Task Force, including the projected times of its passage through the Suez Canal and arrival in the Mediterranean. It has been assumed that both Tehran and Hezbollah expected it to be seized, although they did not know by whom.

The Iranian ship sailed into the Gulf of Aden and around the Saudi Arabian peninsular and through the Red Sea and entered the Suez Canal, reaching the Egyptian port of Damietta on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. It has been assumed that the Egyptian Navy monitored the arms ship as it passed through the canal to the Mediterranean. However the Egyptians allowed the arms shipment to be offloaded from the ship at the Egyptian port and left for trans-shipment on the docks. The Visea immediately left for the British port of Felixtowe after unloading the containers and from there to Hamburg, Germany. It has been reported that after the seizure of the illicit cargo an international operation to apprehend the Iranian ship Visea was instigated.

The Francop, a German-owned ship operated by a Cypriot company that serves as a “feeder ship,” a ship used to shuttle cargo between regular ports of call, docked at the Egyptian port of Damietta on Nov. 1, 2009. Iran has taken to using these commercial "feeder" vessels such as the Francop to disguise its vast traffic of illicit arms to Lebanon. Ships that sail frequently on regular tours around the Mediterranean ports are less likely to arouse attention. It is by this route of deception that Iran has supplied Hezbollah with thousands of tons of arms and ammunition in the last few months. The route of the Francop begins at Damietta, thence to Limassol in Cyprus and from there to the ports of Beirut, Lebanon, Latakia, Syria, and back. The containers and their hidden weaponry, which had stood on the Egyptian controlled docks for five days, were placed on board. Neither the owners nor the crew knew about the concealed arms cargo in the containers, which had no mention of the weaponry in the ship's manifests. These fictitious documents, which were never checked by the Egyptians, were left behind together with the containers by the Iranian Visea before her departure.

The Francop then set sail from the Egyptian port of Damietta with 300 containers, in which some 50 of them had hundreds of tons of Iranian arms for Hezbollah hidden inside them. Under the watchful eye of both US Naval Intelligence of the Sixth Fleet and by Israeli Intelligence and Israeli Navy warships. It was decided not to take any action at that time because of the ongoing joint US Israeli “Juniper Cobra” military exercise. American and Israeli commanders agreed to hold off seizing the ship until a few hours after the two-week war game ended on Tuesday the 3rd of November. Furthermore the US Chief of Staff was forbidden to embark on direct military action against an Iranian target on direct instructions from Washington. The American administration was fearful of provoking a fresh crisis with Tehran and they were reluctant to act openly so long as nuclear negotiations are still in progress.

Therefore the Israeli government realizing the importance of the Intelligence reports decided to act alone in order to prevent the weaponry reaching Lebanon and Hezbollah. After the inspection at sea by the Israeli Navy and the discovery on board of hidden weapons the ship was ordered to set sail for the port of Ashdod.

Upon arrival it's load of containers were unloaded and searched and some 50 containers were found to be secretly carrying a large consignment of arms concealed between sacks of polyethylene pellets.

What was found was some 500 tons of smuggled arms included boxes of 7.62mm ammunition for the hundreds of Russian made AK-47s assault rifles, hand grenades, 122mm and 107mm Katyusha rockets, Iranian manufactured 120mm, 80mm and 60mm mortar shells and anti-tank missiles inside the containers!

Though US-Israeli intelligence and naval cooperation has made it increasingly more difficult for the Iranians to smuggle arms to the Hamas and Hezbollah, Tehran continues to mask their shipments of weaponry as civilian merchandize - hoping to draw less attention to its deliveries.

In his interview after the capture of the illicit arms shipment Brig. Ben-Yehuda related how this latest consignment was a much larger and deadlier amount of weaponry than that carried by the Palestinian arms ship Karin-A. The Palestinian owned ship was intercepted on September 12th, 2002 in the Red Sea by Israeli forces in Operation Noah’s Ark.
It was later proven, from documents captured in the Israel operation "Defensive Wall" – Homat Magen against the “Palestinians” in the Palestinian Authority Offices in the “Muhkater” in Ramala. That Arafat personally authorized the use of $15 million dollars taken from UN and EU funds earmarked for the improvement of Palestinian infrastructure to purchase the 50 tons of equipment on the Karin-A. These weapons included Katyusha rockets, mortars, sniper rifles, bullets, anti-tank mines, anti-tank missiles, as well as over two and a half tons of pure explosives.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Negation of Israel and Zionism

After having read the recent E-mail article by Carlos (1) I found it necessary to mention two items of concern for those who believe in Israel, Zionism and the right of the Jewish people to a land of our own.
But ah! what once has been shall be no more!
    The groaning earth in travail and in pain
Brings forth its races, but does not restore,
    And the dead nations never rise again. (2)

There exists a hideous new trend in the on going propaganda war of misinformation by the “haters of Israel”-Hebrew-“ Sonea Yisrael”. I have given these abject haters of Israel in the 'Talkback" dialogues the Hebrew term to describe them for what they are pure and simple. I have encountered these “Haters” countless times on the Haaretz.com Israeli newspaper in English web site.

These "Talk-backers", who come from all over the globe, utilize almost every possible ‘Talkback’ article to spew out such extreme hatred and baseless lies to demonize Israel  that naive readers who do not have the factual historic background will begin to believe their lies and misrepresentations of truth and historical fact.
Take for example former president Jimmy Carter's label ‘Apartheid’ that he applied to the Israeli society, government and its successful security policies. This ‘branding’ of Israel with the term of Apartheid, a mark of Cain to the Liberals and the ‘Leftists’, has sweep through the ‘Haters of Israel” camp like a wild fire.
 “Anathema maranatha! ! was the cry
    That rang from town to town, from street to street;
At every gate the accursed Mordecai
    Was mocked and jeered, and spurned
(2)

They use the offensive term every chance they get to demean Israel in front of others as well as irk those who support Israel. They enjoy waving it as a ‘red flag’ to taunt and intimidate.

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has failed miserably so far to counter Carter’s and the ‘Hate Camp’s” usage of the term ‘Apartheid’. There is a crucial need to fully explain the abject necessity of the road blocks and the security wall which are essential and have proven to be highly successful in curbing homicidal suicide bombers. This new cry of “Apartheid” has become the newest rallying cry and ‘racial’ slur against the right of all Israeli’s to provide for their self defense. This ‘labeling’ is derogatory and it is meant to stir hatred and animosity among the naïve readers.

In addition to what the article says of the Palestinian Authority and their backers going all out to negate the basis of the right of the Jewish people for a Jewish State. They are proceeding with a 'full court press’ to undermine the basis for Zionism which they term as a "cancer" in the heart of the Middle East.
Not only do they now deny the Jewish people our existence as an entity they are working full time in their propaganda war to debase the existence of the "right" of the Jewish people to the land.

A sterling example of which is the story of a deserted nearby "Palestinian" village known as Suhmata, located three kilometers to the east of my home, here in Ma’alot. I came upon their 'story' by chance when I went into Google Earth with my youngest son. It seems that in their web site, which is linked to Google Earth, is part of the "Palestine Remembered" network.

These refugee "minorities of the mandated areas", (as the Arab inhabitants are called in Article 2 of the Mandate for Palestine) are exerting their ‘right’ to the “Land of Canaan” that “predates” the Jewish claim to the ‘Land of Israel’ in their site they state that,“Suhmata, … was a Canaanite village”. Therefore as ‘true descendants of the Canaanite people their ‘right’ to the land predates the Jewish claim to the “Land of Israel”. The hidden connotation behind their wording is that the Jews=Ancient Israelites are and have always been conquers and invaders and usurpers of the ‘Canaanite=Palestinian People’.(5)
Furthermore they continue to erase any vestige of Jewish linkage to the site by denying the origin of the name Suhmata, “…its name originates from Syriac and means light and sunrise.”

What the authors of the above text neglect to mention is that the village of “Suhmata” was originally a Israelite settlement by the members of the tribe of Asher from before the sixth century BCE. A series of excavations was carried out in the upper mound beginning in 1922 by members of the Royal Society of Archaeologists. In their excavation they uncovered coins, pottery shards and a mosaic located in a synagogue which was removed to the Royal Museum in London.

In their site, Suhmata, they claim, “Its known history starts from the Persian attack of 612-627BCE  and that . This attack destroyed the village and its location was changed from the northern to the southern mound.” Their own statement gives the Hebrew name for the site,  שומםor Desolation as it was a Israelite village destroyed by the Babylonian invasion as proven in the dig.

With regards to Suhmata- "Foundations and ruins, some drafted stone, one rock-cut tomb filled with rubbish; probably a Crusading Village This village divided into two distinct quarters occupies two hills near each other, between which is a great birket, partly cut in the rock and partly built. on of these hills is crowned by the remains of a fortress flanked by towers and built with simple rubble; it contained several subterranean magazines, a mosque and various chambers. The foundation is attributed to Dhaher sl Amer It is now three parts demolished and on the place where it stood grow vines and tobacco."- Guerin 1870 page 192 The Survey for Western Palestine


In addition to which the prologue of Josephus’s book Antiquities of the Jews - Book V states:
“How Joshua, the commander of the Hebrews, made war with the Canaanites, and overcame them, and destroyed them,(!) and divided their land by lot to the tribes of Israel.” Furthermore Josephus relates “So Joshua took both Eleazar and the senate, and with them the heads of the tribes, and distributed the land to the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, appointing the dimensions to be according to the largeness of each tribe.” “The tribe of Asher had that part which was called the Valley, for such it was, and all that part which lay over-against Sidon. The city Acre belonged to their share, which is also named Actipus.”  

This division and destruction of the Canaanites occurs during the time of Joshua Ben Nun approximately 1254BCE-1204BCE. So if the Bible and Josephus tells us that all of the “Canaanites were destroyed” then exactly pray tell just who are these “Palestinians”?

I also wondered just how these “Falestinians” explain away the injunction that the Lord placed on Jacob and Essau to take Canaanite wives and instead Esau marries two wives, both Hittite women, that is, locals, in violation of Abraham's (and God's) injunction not to take wives from among the Canaanite population. In the Book of Genesis Chapter 26:
34 And when Esau was forty years old, he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

Josephus Flavius speaks of Titus leading a Cohort of Asyrian cavalry in 66CE that swept up towards Giscala (Gush HaLav), headquarters of Yohanan ben Levi one of the chief commanders of the revolt against Rome,“Vespasian sent against them Titus, with a thousand horsemen” (3)(4)Placidus, who was come with two cohorts of footmen, and one troop of horsemen, and was sent thither by Cestius Gallus to burn those villages of Galilee that were near Ptolemais.”

Josephus relates how they destroyed Jewish settlements on the way prior to the assault on Jotapata-Yodfat HaGalil in today’s Gush Segev region. Josephus knew the story well since he was the commander known as Joseph ben Matthias.
Josephus further mentions that the Galil was full of Jewish life prior to the revolt against Rome in 66 CE: "…now there are two hundred and forty cities and villages in Galilee”. Book One 46.

This newest ploy by the Palestinian apologists is a major undertaking being pressed by Palestinian Academics, many of whom are descendants of the refugees who fled the “Nakbah” or “tragedy of expulsion”. These same Arab academic apologists are trying their best to equate their story to that of the Holocaust. Their total effort can also be reflected in the article Forsaking Israel by Anne Bayefsky,  
In her article she relates the story of how the;”…United Nations outdid themselves again at the annual U.N. Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.”
In conclusion we who back Israel and the right and need of the Jewish people to a land and home of our own must speak out now and demand our equal rights loudly and clearly.

In the years before the Balfour Declaration, a member of the House of Lords asked Chaim Weizmann, "Why do you Jews insist on Palestine when there are so many undeveloped countries you could settle in more conveniently?"
Weizmann said: "That is like my asking you why you drove twenty miles to visit your mother last Sunday when there are so many old ladies living on your street."

(2) The Jewish Cemetery at Newport Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
(3) Josephus Flavius The War Of The Jews, Book IV, Chapter 2
(4) Two major Roman historians of the era, Tacitus and Suetonius, who wrote in the generation after Josephus.
(5) “The boundaries of ancient Canaan must be delineated, for in modern times the term Canaan has been used imprecisely. Inasmuch as Canaanites lived within well-defined regional territories or city-states with political and economic ties that drew them variously toward Syria, Mesopotamia or Egypt, geographical; and cultural boundaries can be established. Overall, the territory of Canaan has been described as “the Levant’s southern part, comprising Lebanon and southern Syria” (A. Mazar 1990 a:3) or “Western Palestine (the area west of the Jordan River), whose northern boundary fluctuated between southern and central Lebanon” (Picard 1998:40) More specifically, “Canaan’s boundaries began in the south at Wadi-al-Alrish and reached north to the Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon Mountain ranges. The Western border was, of course, the Mediterranean, and the eastern was Transjordan (mostly the Bashan) and the Jordan River and Dead Sea further south” (Hacket 1997a:409)