14
Nov 19

Israel’s Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities

Vision 2020:

Israel’s Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities

The following is  a report of a lecture held at Adelaide University (on 13 Nov 2019).  The speakers were Boaz Ganor and Ehud Yaari.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two speakers are experts in their fields and knowledgeable on the Geo-politics of the Middle East. What follows are my impressions and a paraphrase of some important themes.  As I did not take notes, my  bad for any  misrepresentation.  I will contact the speakers and make them aware in case they wish to add any clarification or corrections.

The Palestinian problem

Ehud Yarri  placed his phone on the table and it immediately began to ping. The phone was being updated with news on the rocket attacks. This is what is currently happening in Israel:

 

 

A rather dramatic introduction to a lecture discussing threats.  Solutions to the Palestinian problem were discussed.  The "one state"  or "one man, one vote" option was rejected as it is inevitable that demographics would eventually create a minority Jewish nation. So  there is no chance of completely integrating Jew and Arab via the ballot box and democratic voting.  The two state solution was also rejected. Gaza is a "state-let" and is obviously geographically separated from the West Bank.  How can this entity function as an independent sovereign nation with a military? It is not politically viable, moreover, Ehud Yarri points out that corruption, patronage and dysfunction bedevils the Palestinian  modus operandi.   Ehud Yarri proposed walking away but offering help and a "strong embrace".  It is obvious that a "strong embrace" can be interpreted in many ways. A python has a strong embrace. However, I am sure that Ehud Yarri  meant it in a sympathetic fashion. His desire for real engagement and sustainable peace was (in my view) genuine.  The problem is (as he admits) that when Sharon walked away from Gaza by dismantling  all of the Israeli settlements in  2005 it ultimately  led to the current Hamas government in Gaza.  It did not lead to any detente or improved conditions for Palestinians. They are basically left stewing in their own juice in a dysfunctional enclave, supported by US subsidies.  In my opinion completely disengaging is not a solution either.  Ehud Yarri's reference to the occasional need to "mow the grass" was presumably in the context of the recent operations that resulted in retaliatory rocket attacks.   When I mow the grass at home it does not fire rockets back at me!   Suffice to say that any "solution" that perpetuates continuing low level conflict is in my view no solution.  Nobody wins.

 

It seems then that the Israelis are weary of trying to find a Palestinian solution.  The Palestinians are like a festering sore that will not heal.  The opinion seems to be shared by the other Arab nations in the region. Ehud Yarri succinctly stated that the Arabs do not announce policy changes "in front of the microphone".  It is obvious that there has been a shift in attitude towards Israel among many Arab nations. Yet, the Palestinian problem remains, not only in Israel but also in neighboring Jordan.  While the Arab countries are becoming more friendly non-Arab states like Turkey and Iran are becoming more hostile.

 

However, I for one cannot blame the Palestinians.  They have taken a leaf out of the Jewish play-book and played their "victim" status to perfection.  The Palestinians are victims.  They are the victims of their own venal leadership, victims of Geo-political strategy and victims of Zionism.  Inconvenient they might be, but they will not voluntarily disappear into that long dark night.   In many ways their defiant obstinacy matches that of the ancient Hebrews,  who God called a stubborn and stiff-necked generation.

The Israeli Election

Ehud Yarri stated that after two elections at stalemate and with a third looming his "wet dream" was that a unity government could be formed with a rotating Prime Minister Ship.  Nentanyahu could possibly take the first "turn" and delay his judicial woe by launching an appeal that could take as long as four years to reach any conclusion.

The Trump Peace

According to Ehud Yarri the Trump peace initiative would not achieve anything. Kushner  et al had been made aware of the intransigence and hopeless condition of the Palestinians.  Although Trump had gifted Israel the embassy and the Golan, those were mere gestures. His withdrawal from Syria and "back-down"  to Iran are considered disappointing and dangerous.

The Arab Spring

The other speaker, Boaz Ganor is well connected in the counter-terrorism and intelligence worlds. He has been to the White House and met political scientist and diplomat Condoleezza Rice who was the Secretary of State under George Bush. Boaz Ganor started his discourse with a reference to the title of the talk "Vision" stating that even the prophets would have difficulty with a "vision" of Israel's future.   This reminded me of Proverbs 29v.8: -

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: 
but he that keepeth the law, happy is he".

The nation does not keep the law like Abraham did (Gen 26:5). Their forefather Abraham kept the whole Law before it was even given!  (LOL)  If only they knew what that meant (John 8:39). 

 

The discussion moved onto the subject of the "Arab Spring" the result of youthful uprisings encouraged by the internet and the desire to have democratic "freedoms" like the West.  However, Boaz Ganor said that the Israeli's did not call it the "Arab Spring" but rather the "Arab Winter" because  under the Muslim Brotherhood countries like Egypt became Islamic theocracies.  President Barack Obama had signaled the change to the Muslim world in a speech called "A New Beginning"  on 4 June 2009, from the Major Reception Hall at Cairo University in Egypt.  Members of the Muslim Brotherhood "sat in the front row".   As soon as "democratic" elections were held the people voted the Brotherhood into power who proceeded to write a constitution for an Islamic theocracy based on Sharia law.  As we know, the brotherhood government  was overthrow and replaced by the military el-Sisi by a coup d'état in 2012.

 

At this point I questioned why, if the West believes in democracy, they ignored the will of the Egyptian people to elect an Islamic government.  Moreover, I stated that the uprisings were not spontaneous as the neoconservatives had stated that seven countries would face regime change over a five year period.  I pointed out that a hidden hand was at work in the recent Turkish coup (aligning Turkey towards Russia) and in the Saudi coup that brought MBS to power.  For good measure I asked if any WMD had been found yet in Iraq (LOL).   Of course, this drew an exchange of looks between the two speakers and provoked some dissembling but no real answers.  

The question of Iran and Russia

Boaz Ganor (and Ehud Yarri) emphasized that Russia was not a super power and had a small economy.  They stressed that Israeli military action in Syria was coordinated with Russia, that Putin has a flat in Jerusalem and that Netanyahu spends a lot of time phoning and joking with Putin and flying up and back to Sochi. Russia may not be a superpower but Putin is smart and he is a player and with a million Russian Jews living in Israel he has influence. 

Hezbollah operates as Iran's  proxy in Lebanon and they fired approximately 3,000 rockets at Israel over a 40 day period in 2006.  Both speakers stressed that Iran now possesses GPS guided missiles that are very accurate as the Saudi oil field attack (which they blame on Iran) has demonstrated.  Iran now has the capability to fire an overwhelming 3,000 rockets a day.   From Israel's viewpoint the situation looks grim especially with the Iranian nuclear build up and what they consider a psychopathic leadership intent on destroying the nation.

Of course, from an Iranian perspective the situation looks entirely different as they see Israel as a colonial western outpost (aberration) and because historically Iran experienced a coup  of their democratically elected government when they nationalized their oil resources they no longer trust the West. They do not  want a bar of western Neo-classical economics, Anglo-Zionist capitalism or "democracy" (who can blame them?).  The Persians (Iranians) are an ancient civilization, they are an industrious, clever people, who are hospitable and have for centuries entertained a Jewish religious community.

The question of war

Both speakers gauge that war is inevitable.  For them it is a question of determining the correct moment when a point of "no return" in the development of a nuclear arsenal is achieved by Iran.  However, the build up of conventional Iranian weaponry is also threatening.

Final public question/remark

My last question/remark evoked a response from  Ehud that still remains with me and makes me sad.  What I said to both speakers was that they neglected the "bigger picture" that the world was in transition from a uni-polar to a multi-polar system. Dollar hegemony was coming to an end as was US power and  Neo-classical economics and Anglo-Zionist capitalism was "shaking on its foundations".  Was Israel  facing an existential crisis, and would the US help?   Both speakers looked perturbed, Boaz Ganor denied that the coming crisis was existential but Ehud Yarri said..... In the end no one will help us. We are all alone.

The impending catastrophe is no reason for  schadenfreude or a case of you reap what you sow.  It is an unnecessary tragedy that haunts me and fills me with sadness.  It is the time of Jacobs trouble  caused by his deception and attempt at self-deliverance.  You cannot rule with God until you realize that God rules.  You cannot struggle with man and at the same time wrestle God.  You will be forced to make supplications with strong tears and crying. Until Jacob repents and overcomes his old nature he will have no peace or security.

Your real friends are not the Christian-Zionists who encourage your bad behavior and act as your cheer leaders.  They are false prophets.  Your real friends are those who tell you to your face that you are wrong and need to repent.  Turn back to God and accept his messiah.  The messiah is not God. Neither is he another bar Kochba.  He is Jesus the son of God and he invites you to join him in becoming sons and daughters.  This time he comes not as a "suffering servant" but as King of Kings bearing divine authority. Make sure you are not among his enemies. 

I have informed both speakers and will post any response, clarifications or corrections

11
Nov 19

All your oil is belong to US.

Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil; "This is not a new mission."   https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/08/pentagon-claims-us-authority-shoot-any-syrian-govt-official-who-tries-take-control "We need to protect the oil fields from ISIS" (Which we created, funded, armed & supported)...."by keeping the oil out of the Syrian governments hands.." (Who fought and beat ISIS). All your oil is belong to US.

Where U.S. Troops Are Based In The Middle East

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For enlargement etc see;  https://www.statista.com/chart/9727/where-us-troops-are-based-in-the-middle-east/

 

Meanwhile in Iran

Mr Rouhani made the announcement as he delivered a speech in the central city of Yazd

Mr Rouhani made the announcement as he delivered a speech in the central city of Yazd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new oil field that would increase Iran's proven reserves by about a third has been discovered, President Hassan Rouhani has said.  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50365235

 

Meanwhile in Israel

Mediterranean Gas Fields Far Larger than Previously Estimated
November 6. The British-Greek gas producing consortium Energean Oil and Gas PLC is a firm that focuses on the Mediterranean; it has been drilling test wells in the Israeli offshore acreages known as the Karish North and Tanin fields and has discovered “significantly” larger than expected natural gas reserves. The find increases the Israeli reserves by 25 BCM (billion cubic meters) of gas plus 34 million barrels of light oil or condensate following exploratory drilling 700 meters north of the original Karish North penetrations that were conducted from mid-March to April at a cost of $25mm. These are imposing results given that the initial discoveries date back only to 1999 with the Noa gas field off the shores of Ashkelon. The explorers then added the more significant findings a decade later with Tamar and Leviathan.  Prior to those dates the country was assumed by most not to have such natural resources. Electricity in Israel was produced with coal-fired furnaces. The discovery converted Israel into an energy supplier both at home and abroad and has become a source of great wealth to the country. Not only does it supply $26 billion worth of natural gas to Jordan and Egypt, it also is in the final planning stages of a 2,000 km natural gas pipeline to supply gas to Europe.  United with Israel

Direct Election of a Prime Minister is Mandated by PM Netanyahu  Jerusalem, Saturday November 9. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the Interior Minister MK Aryeh Deri the go-ahead to advance a direct election between him and Blue and White leader MK Benny Gantz as reported by Israel’s Channel 12 on Friday. The implication of this, due to the complex nature of Israeli parliamentary politics, is not well understood by this editor at the present time.  Jerusalem Post

Israeli Rabbis Unite to call all Jews to Return: “It’s Time”  In a rare display of unity, a large group of some of the most prominent rabbis of the present generation issued a joint appeal declaring that “there are no longer any valid excuses: Jews must act on the Torah commandment to move to Israel.” Their plea was issued as an initiative based on the Torah portion in which Hashem said to Avram, “Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you. Genesis 12:1 A joint declaration in Hebrew went forth saying, in part, “We are sending out a holy proclamation to those who dwell outside of Israel, to wake up and hurry, and to investigate every possible way that is in your ability to come to live in Israel. You must educate your children about the great spiritual level of those who do so and to help them in every way you can to come and dwell in the Holy Land ... The one who chooses Zion and Israel will surely merit to see miracles and wonders, and may our eyes see the return of God to Zion.” Some additional reasons to immigrate to Israel were also stated: “...it is a mitzvah (a divine blessing) to move here ... the redemption is awaiting the return of the last of the exiles ... there is a sharp rise in anti -Semitism which should be recognized as a serious threat to the Jews outside of Israel ... if you can’t perform it, you have to figure out how to enable your children to perform this requirement.” From news reports

Three Hundred Nuclear Warheads? ... and Smaller than New Jersey  One would think that any hostile power would be concerned that Israel could possess up to 300 nuclear warheads –and to have those weapons arranged in a “nuclear triad,” meaning deliverable by three entirely separa te means. But Iran, for one, seems oblivious to that fact in light of its continued bellicosity, threats, and vilification of the Jewish state. Originally Israel would have relied upon air-dropped nuclear bombs and Jericho ballistic missiles. The threat of their use became palpable during the 1973 Yom Kippur war when PM Golda Meir directed eight F-4 Phantom jets to stand by armed with nuclear bombs to drop on Cairo and Damascus should the Arabs make additional gains in the war. Today she worries about Iran and Syria’s acquisition of such weapons and the possibility of a surprise first-strike upon Israeli cities. But today Israel has added a third dimension to its defensive battle doctrines – i.e., nuclear submarines – the deadliest means of nuclear retaliation; they can remain hidden deep under the sea and may be almost undetectable. This capability should give immense pause to any rational enemy (Iran is not one of those!) that a retaliatory strike is inevitable from these stealthy killers no matter how much damage is done to Israel’s physical facilities by a sneak attack. In order to prevent such a sneak attack Israel has continued aggressively to pound the nuclear technology missions in Iraq, Syria and Iran with intensive air raids, sabotage, and assassination campaigns. But the second-strike capability of the lethal and survivable weapons – nuclear submarines – should be what worries their enemies more than anything else. The author of the cited article submits the following vulgar assessment of the awesome possibilities: “Because there’s little chance of finding all of these subs before they fire, they serve as one hell of a disincentive to even think about a first strike.”  The National Interest

New Israeli Shekel “Strongest Currency in the World?”   “The shekel has strengthened against the dollar by 6.6 percent since the beginning of the year ,” as reported by Calcalist, a watchdog financial organization quoted by World Israel News. By contrast the euro and the US dollar are stable in world markets showing a clear breakout of the shekel. The US dollar has just lost over half a cent against the shekel, however, and is now set at 3.499 shekels per dollar value. These changes are directly due to the marked increase in the inherent value of the shekel which is climbing sharply. It is now the strongest currency in the world. Observers say that the shekel is over-performing beyond its actual value because of the “excessive” amount of investment in Israel, activity which always motivates confidence in the currency of such a country. Israel’s chief economist, Mr. Zabezhinsky, says Israeli economic growth has been at about three percent per year, and if it stays in that range it would be hard to see how the shekel could change direction. World Israel News

 

An Arab Analyzes Israel’s Scientific Progress With their eyes on the future state of Israel, the Jewish leadership determined early that education and science should be the foundation of any national enterprise and therefore established the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in 1912. Concurrently Israeli universities and research centers have led the world in their respective disciplines. In the military realm, Israel has produced numerous robotic devices and vehicles that enable espionage and attacks on enemies that risk no human lives of its soldiers. Its Iron Dome anti -missile system can even intercept mortar shells. In the field of medicine it has developed surgical robots to perform complex operations without performing a wider laparotomy. The tiny nation has produced many innovations which are utilized by all nations in general. Quoted in Algemeiner, Rami Dabbas, an Arabic civil engineer by profession, wrote: “It’s not that we Arabs have no scientists. In fact, we have millions, but they primarily work for the preservation of racist and tyrannical regimes. Clinging to the provincial theories and ideologies of the past is anathema to progress and advancement. The situation has become so dire that while Israelis are conquering some of mankind’s most urgent medical crises, those who call themselves Arab “scientists” are debating the benefits of camel urine. And then they wonder why we are so underdeveloped.” That mindset is also father to the statistic that Nobel Prize winners of Arab descent are less than ten while Israelis number in the hundreds. Mr. Dabbas decried the backwardness of his Arab colleagues, saying that “almost no public funds were spent on scientific research; instead, they were poured into military and religious institutions to ensure the people remained brainwashed and submissive. This led to the creation of tyrannical dynasties, some of which we se e collapsing today in bloody civil wars. But even in the “best” of cases, like Saudi Arabia, the people remain shackled to backwards populist ideologies and religious doctrines that keep their nation by and large lagging behind the rest of the world.” He concluded: “As a Middle East Arab, I consider Israel the only truly democratic and scientific state in the region, and I want to express my deep admiration for the Jewish state’s incredible achievements.” Israel Today, Nov. 2019

Conclusion

Israel is great!   We should all move there.  They are also very clever. Nothing to do with 2 billion US taxpayers subsidies and stolen technology and trading high tech intellectual property with Russia/China. They have also got lots of nukes. And they will fry everyone (Samson option) so don't even think it!  And they have a strong currency (courtesy of the Rothschild's).  And they now have (disputed/stolen) oil.

And none of the above is propaganda (LOL). Truth be told they are calling the Jews home because of antisemitism and because they need recruits for what is coming.  After all this bravado they are actually pooping their pants.

We wish no ill on the nation.  God wants repentance.  Mend your ways and return to him.  Accept  Yahshuah (Hebrew: יהשוה‎) as your savior and Messiah the one you crucified under the sign KING OF THE JEWS.

 

9
Nov 19

They hate our Freedom

Many of these foreign countries hate the West because they hate our freedom. I know this because George Bush told me so. They also tell me all day on the TV how bad those other countries are. We are doing them a favor by liberating them and teaching them democracy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They would never lie to you.  They are from the Government and they are here to help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These two tweets come from the flowing article on Syria:

It was all planned before 2005

 

The rest of Syria is rubble....we should prevent reconstruction

 

 

6
Nov 19

Middle East Update

CIA missiles are being used by jihadists (surprise, surprise).

Turkish-Backed Jihadists Filmed Using CIA-Supplied Missiles Against Syrian Kurds

Where can these weapons be coming from?   See the following by George Webb (also check his links under "See More") :

 

Military isn’t for sale, but it may be for rent

Trump "withdrew" troops from Syria but sent them to another region of Syria to "guard" the oil wells.  Then he sent more troops to Saudi Arabia, see; Trump’s curious defense for deploying more troops to Saudi Arabia  Perhaps the Saudi's need US help because of this (last month): Ansarallah forces launch major attack inside southern Saudi Arabia (video) and (on  November 4th): Ansarallah forces kill 5 Saudi soldiers along Yemeni border, including 2 officers

 

3
Nov 19

I'll take the oil

Honest as the day is long

Donald Trump in Iowa, November 12, 2015

Syria in 2019

Middle East war correspondent Jenan Moussa, who has covered the Iraq war and other US occupations in the region, voiced the growing outrage over the US resource theft underway in Syria:

Syrian Oil And US Troop Withdrawal, Explained
https://southfront.org/syrian-oil-and-us-troop-withdrawal-explained/

 

 

Trump's move to 'secure' Syrian oil is out of touch with reality  
https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/trumps-move-secure-syrian-oil-out-touch-reality

 

 

31
Oct 19

Bad-daddy undies stolen by Kurd spy

Apparently a Turd Kurd spy stole his undies. They were DNA tested to prove that it was him. At least that is what the press reported.  Did the Turd Kurd get the DNA from a skid-mark?   Me thinks the press wants to see how stupid we really are.   Luckily I have managed to obtain evidence of the offending garment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you prefer real news then try the UK column or 21st century wire  https://21stcenturywire.com/

 

See the video from (time-stamped):

11:28 – ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi is dead…again
MainStream Media coverage of death doesn’t seem to add up
Al-Baghdadi’s remains buried at sea like Bin Laden
ISIS second in command has also been killed

 

 

 

31
Oct 19

The Killing of al-Baghdadi

More information has come to light regarding the death of al-Baghdadi.  A video of the raid has been released.

 

The full video (over an hour long) can be found here:   https://youtu.be/ISgumAAey8Q

Sensitive Intelligence Captured

Apparently the raid on the compound  captured sensitive intelligence regarding ISIS future plans and probably  data regarding arms suppliers etc.

 

"We were in the compound for approximately two hours, 
and after the mission was accomplished, we took highly
sensitive material and information from the raid, much
having to do with ISIS origins, future plans, things that
we very much want." - DJ Trump


 

 

The Deep State  (Conspiracy theory?)

The Partisan (very pro-Trump) X22 Report  suggests that Trump did not inform the Democrat leaders because he was afraid of leaks.  Remember, Pelosi and Schiff recently flew out to Jordan:

https://youtu.be/1tPazRaw4UQ?list=UUB1o7_gbFp2PLsamWxFenBg&t=875

Some have even noted all the loose cables in the war room - none of them are plugged into monitors.  The "conspiracy theorists" suggest that this is a subliminal message - "we have got all your cables" (intel)

 

 

Israel and ISIS

It is probably coincidence but the office of the Israeli Prime Minister answered a request how Mossad was interpreted in English as Israeli Secret Intelligence Services (ISIS)....see the end of this video: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4743965/user-clip-israeli-secret-intelligence-service  And it is probably also a coincidence that all Israeli embassies have shut down globally due to a pay strike: https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-embassies-around-the-world-shut-as-diplomats-military-attaches-strike/

 

Make up your own mind

As usual we urge you to make up your own mind.  The Russians doubt that al-Baghdadi is dead:‘All we have are Trump’s words’: UN isn’t confirming elimination of IS chief al-Baghdadi   https://www.rt.com/news/472073-baghdadi-isis-un-us/


There is no doubt that an element of "theater" is involved.  The optics are deliberately a counter foil to Obahma and his assassination of UBL.    However, since it is very likely that UBL died of kidney failure eight years previously one has to ask who actually died in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty" (LOL).  So, perhaps this is also largely staged.  However, the reactions that we are seeing suggests that Trump does have some very sensitive "dirt" and that he is shutting down certain operations.    America needs its BAD-MAN:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEabjV6UQXQ

 

30
Oct 19

Another fake Terrorist? Another fake burial at sea?

Is Trump deliberately rubbing Obama's face in it? Is this Trumps way of trolling the left? That is what it looks like to me.

Manufactured and Staged?

Think about it.  The Big-Daddy blows himself up in a dead end tunnel and only one dog is injured. The blow-back from the explosion is only going to go one way.  There will not be much body left.  So, they do a "quick" DNA test and presumably sweep up the remains with a dust pan and fly them from the desert to a ship in the gulf?  Trumps "raid" has similarities with Obama killing Bin Liner....there are even  pictures of (Trump/Obama) watching the raid go down live.    In  my opinion this is Trump sticking two fingers up at Obama....basically saying.....I know what you did....I can stage a fake raid as well.   Besides which......Big-Daddy and Bin-Liner were both CIA agents with Big-Daddy also having Mossad connections.  Since the "twin towers" (actually three buildings) we have been living in a Hollywood production.   Buy more popcorn and enjoy the show.    As always follow the links and make up your own mind.

Some links and background research

Hasty "Burial At Sea" & Other Baghdadi Raid Details Eerily Parallel To Bin Laden Death Mythology
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/hasty-burial-sea-other-baghdadi-raid-details-which-parallel-bin-laden-death-mythology

 

NEO: Criminal Syndicates, not politics, drives Middle East Wars

NEO: Criminal Syndicates, not politics, drives Middle East Wars

 

Turkey: The Origin of the Daesh (ISIS) Terrorist Organization

Turkey: The Origin of the Daesh (ISIS) Terrorist Organization

Al Baghdadi: His dual role as CIA operator and ISIS head

Al Baghdadi: His dual role as CIA operator and ISIS head