Saturday, October 3, 2015

More Blood, Death, and Genocidal anti-Jewish Violence

Michael L.

Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Daniel K. Eisenbud and Lahav Harkov tell us:
screamA Palestinian terrorist murdered two Jewish men and wounded a mother and son in the Old City of Jerusalem in a Saturday stabbing and shooting spree, before he was shot dead by police.

The victims were Rabbi Nehemia Lavie, 41, an Old City resident who worked at the Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva, near the place he was killed, and Aharon Benita from Beitar Illit.

The toddler’s mother, 22, was in critical condition.
This is directly on top of yesterday's Jew Killing Fun.
The attack comes amid heightened tension in the capital, and less than 48 hours after terrorists murdered Naama and Eitam Henkin as they drove in Samaria.

Hamas lauded Saturday’s Old City killer as a “hero.” 
I say that the Jewish people - wherever we may be found - should just lay down and take it like the good weaklings that we are.

We have 2,000 long years of experience in learning how to take a good ass-kicking, so why should today be any different?  The Jewish people may have a state, but what we do not have, as far as the world community is concerned, are any rights to self-defense.

Throughout most of the history of Jewish people living in Europe, under Christian rule, or in the Middle East, where Jews come from, under Arab-Muslim imperial rule, the Jewish people have had no rights to self-defense.  For millennia any Christian or any Muslim could smack around, or even kill, any Jew and the Jewish people had no recourse to courts or to legal means of self-defense.

From what I can tell, little has changed.

Prior to last summer's strangely named Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Israel put up with thousands of rocket attacks into the south, threatening towns such as S'derot and Ashkelon.  Children who live in the southern part of Israel have been traumatized for life and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which we used to call "shell shock" during World War I, is rampant throughout those communities.  It was only when Israel stood up to defend itself against Hamas that the world community, led by the Obama administration, stood up as one to object to what they considered to be a heinous Israeli aggression against the innocent "indigenous" population.

The western-left thinks that the Jews of the Middle East richly deserve whatever beating they get, which is why they always object to Jewish measures for protecting Jewish children.

The lives of Jewish children mean nothing to virtually anyone outside of the international Jewish community.  We have the occasional rare non-Jewish individual, such as Denis MacEoin or Ryan Bellerose or Chloe Simone Valdery, who will stand up for the Jewish people in this historical moment of rising Jew-Hatred, but such people are gems and that makes them exceedingly rare.

In the mean time, this is simply unacceptable.

Israel MUST DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY to make this kind of thing cease.

If Israel will not do what is necessary to defend itself, how can they expect diaspora Jews to stick our necks out in their defense?

I stand with Israel because I despise the injustice of anti-Semitic anti-Zionism and crazed Arab and Muslim religious hatred toward the Jewish minority in that part of the world.

But when I look at Israeli anti-Semitic policies on, for example, the Temple Mount, it becomes harder and harder to stand for people who seem disinclined to stand for themselves.

Oh, and by the way, the Temple Mount is not anyone's third holiest anything to anyone.  Such a notion is pure political bullshit for western consumption.  If the Temple Mount was truly holy to Muslims they would have taken care of it for, lo, these many centuries.

They didn't.  They let it rot until the Jews came home in significant numbers.

Friday, October 2, 2015


How the Western-Left Drives the Arab War Against the Jews in the Middle East

Michael L.

I have been engaging in an off-line conversation with a well-educated and intelligent non-Jewish friend of mine about the Long War against the Jews of the Middle East.

The link goes to a brief piece that I wrote five years ago wherein I outlined the phases of that war.
arjeh2Phase 1, 1920 - 1947: Riots and Massacres

Phase 2, November 1947 - April 1948: The Civil War in Palestine

Phase 3, 1948 - 1973: Conventional Warfare

Phase 4, 1964 - Present: The Terror War

Phase 5, 1975 - Present: The Delegitimization Effort
In our recent conversation I may have taken him aback somewhat.  He, in a perfectly reasonable manner, suggested that perhaps some outreach to the Bay Area Muslim community might be a helpful thing.

It might very well be, but this was the conclusion of my response:
Have you ever read the Hamas Charter?  You should give it a gander.  It calls quite specifically for the genocide of the Jews.

Have you read the Qu'ran?

What's really needed is for non-Jewish westerners to understand that the Jewish minority in the Middle East are not the aggressors in this situation.   
On the contrary.

There will never be peace until the western-left grasps this truth, because it is the western-left that is driving the conflict.
The sad fact is that the western-left - or western-progressives or "liberals" as the American Right wrongfully calls them - does, in fact, back the Long War against the Jews of the Middle East because it finances it and gives it moral legitimacy.

The western-right, correctly in my opinion, despises the movement for Palestinian Nationalism because they recognize it for what it is; a violently anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, anti-American, anti-democratic, misogynistic, homophobic, political movement with Islamist leanings that, in its earliest phases, supported the Nazis during World War II.

Today the western-left tells the world that Israel is a fascist, racist, imperialist state and, via the EU, the UN, and the government of the United States, funds Arab terrorist organizations - such as Hamas and Fatah - that seeks to drive Jews out of the very land that our ancestors have lived upon for well over three thousand years.

What I find most ironic, of course, is the fact that western-left Jewry has put itself into the very strange position of supporting their own enemies out of a moral imperative.

Who does this?

Outside of morally anguished Jewry, what people believe that they must support their enemies - who would see them dead - in order to maintain moral or ethical integrity?

This is what I have referred to as The Palestinian Colonization of the Jewish Mind.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Brief Note: Russia in Syria

Michael L.

briefnotesI do not have much to say at the moment on this story, but we're all keeping a wary eye on it, that much is certain.

My suspicion is that no one, really, knows quite what to make of this story, yet.  I received an email from an old college buddy of mine in which he brought up the possibility of World War III.

Were Harry Truman, or even JFK, president he might have a point, but I do not believe that Barack Obama has the stomach to stand up to Vladimir Putin.

The entire Middle East is unstable due to the so-called "Arab Spring" which was actually, in fact, the latest violent, spasmodic resurgence of political Islam, and all that entails, including the various head choppings, crucifixions, the igniting of people in cages, and the burying of Yazidis alive in mass graves.

I refer to this as a resurgence because, obviously, none of this is new.  1979 in Iran was a turning point enabled by President Jimmy Carter, but contemporary political Islam has been an ongoing project since the 1920s with the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood and its primary racist and authoritarian theoreticians such as Sayyid Qutb and Hassan al-Banna.

The Arab Spring and the Middle East shake-up - along with the steady US withdrawal from international significance - is exceedingly important because it created the power vacuum necessary for the emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the potential for Putin's Russia to insert its influence into the region.

My suspicion is that the United States under this president will simply stand down.

Given the current US lack of strategic foreign policy vision, maybe it is not such a bad idea.

I only want the United States to stand up if there is a sense that the US government knows what it's doing.

I do not get that sense.