Will Israel Come Running?

Since 1948 the US has been nurturing Israel from the teat of the American taxpayer……even after it murdered American sailors in 1968……they can do NO wrong in the eyes of many Americans.  But has it met its equal in violence and debauchery in ISIS?

ISIS has issued a statement about Gaza………..

Islamic State (IS) militants threatened yesterday to launch an attack on Hamas and annex the Gaza Strip to the lands it is already claiming in Syria and Iraq, reported British newspaper The Guardian. This message comes a week after leaflets threatening to ‘cleanse’ Jerusalem of its Christian population were released in a north Jerusalem neighborhood.

In a video statement released from an IS stronghold in Syria yesterday, IS issued a challenge to Hamas, who has been fighting to control Salafi rebels in Gaza. The extremist rebels are opposed to the truce that Hamas conceded to Israel following the 2014 assault on Gaza which claimed the lives of around 2,200 Gaza residents. Hamas officials announced last week that this truce may be extended to a period of up to 5 years. The Salafi group also rejects a proposed reconciliation between Hamas and Mahmoud Abbas’ party in the West Bank, Fatah.

“We will uproot the state of the Jews and you and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be overrun by our creeping multitudes.

“The rule of Shari’a [Islamic Law] will be implemented in Gaza in spite of you. We swear that what is happening in the Levant today, and in particular the Yarmouk camp [the Palestinian settlement in Damascus], will happen in Gaza.”

A threat that could put Israel in a precarious position…….and if the US plays the usual game will jump to help Israel in its time of need…….I am waiting for the media to jump on this…..it is the perfect story to gin up feelings of hatred……after all they threatened the Christians and we know how the neocons feel about that……now don’t we?

We know that Israel has  hard time fighting anyone with weapons……they are much more effective attacking civilians than actual troops…….so that opens the door for the West to come running to protect Israel from the bad man in black………..

A better question would be…….will Israel stand by and let ISIS do their dirty work against their arch-enemy, Hamas?  Or will they see the danger in that and work with Palestinians to stop a brutal foe?

Damned if they do and damned if they don’t!

Turn The Page!

Why Hate The United Nations (UN)?

Since I can remember conservs have hated the United Nations…….and they will go on and on about this failure or that……got me to thinking why do so many absolutely hate the UN?

I guess most of it is a monetary thing…….Best Answer:  Most Americans hate it, because we pay the majority of its bills, provide the bulk of its military power and yet are almost universally hated by the very people we try to help…….

That is a typical conserv response…….then there is another view………It’s because the UN is considered to be the epitome of idealistic ideology in that it wishes to create a world order by which nation states must be governed. Of course, since we live in a realistic or real politik world in which nations always strife to be stronger an more powerful than their neighbors, this is not possible.


In the current political order, there is no higher authority than the nation-state, making the UN obsolete.  The UN cannot impose its beliefs or statutes on its members – it can only put a certain degree of pressure on those countries it believes are in the wrong and even then those countries have the option of leaving the UN.  As long as the nation-state survives in its current form (and there is no reason which indicates it will be any different in the foreseeable future) the UN will always be met with a degree of disdain.
You should check up on political theories involving Nationalism, Realism, Mercantalism, Idealism and the Treaty of Westphalia if you want to get the big picture.

There are many opinions on the hate……..but the one that I like is those that say the the organization gets very little of consequence is accomplished………….and there is a good reason for that……the Security Council.

Most countries joined the UN for the same reason……..the hope that their region will somehow be a safe and secure place.  That has not worked out the way that most envisioned in the early days.  And with good reason.

The UN’s role in international collective security is defined by the UN Charter, which authorizes the Security Council to investigate any situation threatening international peace; recommend procedures for peaceful resolution of a dispute; call upon other member nations to completely or partially interrupt economic relations as well as sea, air, postal, and radio communications, or to sever diplomatic relations; and enforce its decisions militarily, or by any means necessary.

A great sounding role, right?  The problem is that the Security Council has 15 members……5 permanent and 10 non-permanent members…..the permanent members are US, Russia, China, UK and France, the world powers, if you will………and any action that the UN wants to do must go through the Security Council and if any ONE permanent member votes NO then the resolution is DEAD.  And there is your problem!

One nation can crap all over a worthwhile attempt to make the world a better place.  If you must hate the UN then hate the five nations that can with a single vote cause a world of problems for the planet.

All that could change and change for the better…….eliminate the power of a single nation on the Security Council.  It is that simple!

The Dangers of Religious Primitivism | Consortiumnews

Since the war in the Middle East I have noticed that there are camps, religious camps, the a population breaks down into……one cannot say anything remotely positive about Islam without a barrage of hate filled insults thrown at them……some coming from under most circumstances normally sane individuals…….

I think this “choosing sides” will be disastrous in the long run……let’s call it what it is……religious primitivism…….

 

The Dangers of Religious Primitivism | Consortiumnews.

The Islamic State Is Here to Stay | VICE News

Today is the one year anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic State…….since the US wading ass deep into this situation we have been told that we can defeat ISIS and send them packing to whatever hole they crawled out of……..

I have been analyzing the conflict and the situation from the beginning and to tell you the truth …..the if the US does not change its strategy then I fear that ISIS will be part of the world for some time…….nothing we are doing is actually leading to the defeat of this vicious machine…

We may have to learn to live with ISIS……..

 

The Islamic State Is Here to Stay | VICE News.

Isis: A year of the caliphate – The Unz Review

In for a recent history lesson…….

Today, 29 June 2015, is the one year anniversary of the proclamation of the establishment of the Islamic State…….so what has really happened in the spans of that year?

We have had it all….all out war, humanitarian crisis, successes, failures, sectarian violence and death and destruction…..but read it for yourself.

Hopefully Americans will care enough to educate themselves…..but I am NOT holding my breath!

 

Isis: A year of the caliphate – The Unz Review.

Samantha Power: Liberal War Hawk | Consortiumnews

When Obama was elected and appointed Rice to the post at the UN I thought he could have done better…..then there was the Benghazi debacle and Rice steps down and he had the chance to appoint another person with better credentials in concensus building…..but instead he appoint Samantha Powers…….

I like Power but only because she is a red head (I have likeness for red heads)……but I did not like his appoint of her I thought he was going in reverse …….she was not a good choice in my opinion……

Now it seems that others are seeing what I saw those many years ago…….

 

Samantha Power: Liberal War Hawk | Consortiumnews.

Our Treasonous Foreign Policy by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com

No secret that I think our foreign policy is weak and antiquated……we still live in the 1945 mindset…….wars are NOT fought in the same manner as was WW2……..and to continue down this path is just as dangerous as the enemies we face…..

We are attacking the person…….we can kill that person but the ideals will live on……

 

Our Treasonous Foreign Policy by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.