Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Let’s watch the following two videosAnd in and in and

These children appear to be equally traumatized. But are you demanding to know why these children aren’t being given attention by the global media? Somehow I doubt it.
However, as useful for stirring up emotions as these types of videos are, videos of specific instances don’t tell us much, particularly when we don’t know any of the details of the specific arrest. Looking at the statistics can tell us more. A Palestinian source puts the number of children that Israel arrests as about 500-700 children a year. (see Military Detention) There are about 650,00 Palestinians in the West bank aged 12–18. That works out to an arrest rate of about 100 per 100,000, even if we take the high number of 700 . Compare to the following:
So Israel is arresting Palestinian children at a rate that is at is well below the enlightened Western countries.
And here’s another odd point. If we look at the casualty rates for civilians in the conflict, the numbers for Palestinian child fatalities show a disproportionate number of male teenagers aged 14–18 compared to females, while the numbers among Israeli civilian casualties caused by Palestinians do not. I have to assume that the arrest rates are similarly skewed (the 2013 UN report on children in Israel and Palestine only mentions 153 girls held in detention for BOTH of them), especially since people posting these types of videos only seem to be able to find boys in these types of interactions. Now why is that? Why aren’t girls being arrested? COULD IT BE because these boys have actually done something to warrant being arrested (such as throwing stones and Molotov cocktails for example)?
Well, none of girls except for this one. But I have to ask myself: If Israelis really are the bunch of vicious child killers that Palestinians would like the world to believe they are, why are THESE Palestinians just standing around watching as this girl exposes herself to mortal danger? That is child abuse. (Unless of course the girl’s parents have staged this, knowing perfectly well she’s in no danger - which, come to think of it, is also child abuse.)

While we are speaking of child abuse in the conflict, this is child abuse:
Using children to dig attack tunnels (160 of whom died in the process) is child abuse. (see 'At least 160 children died digging tunnels for Hamas')
Showing school children pictures of dead children being carried along and praised as hero in their text books is child abuse. Inciting them on public television to throw stones and kill Jews is child abuse.

This kind of programming has an effect, as we can see in the following videos:

And yet, the pro-Palestinian advocates of children’s rights do not seem concerned that Palestinian institutions are urging children to commit such acts. They only start to become concerned when children get ARRESTED for doing these things. So my question would be, why is the global media not focusing on the indoctrination of Palestinian children that leads them to commit these kinds of acts to begin with (which if they are lucky gets them arrested, and if they are not gets them shot)?
Lastly a few points about your source. She states:
Although no Palestinian faction has claimed responsibility for the abduction, and most, including Hamas, deny any involvement, Benjamin Netanyahu is adamant that Hamas is responsible. The United Nations requested that Israel provide evidence to support their contention, but no evidence has been forthcoming,
As we know, Hamas admitted they did it. Hamas official admits group murdered 3 Israeli teens
She also states
What should we do, then? Palestine is quite literally being wiped off the map by a state that openly upholds Jewish supremacy and Jewish privilege
This is quite literally, exactly the opposite of the truth. Palestine didn’t even EXIST on the map until the Brits put it there in 1920, when the British Mandate for Palestine was created (for the stated purpose of facilitating the reconstitution of a Jewish national home through Jewish settlement in the ENTIRE area, including the West Bank and Gaza).
Prior to that that territory was part of the Turkish vilayet of Syria as you can clearly see on this map made by a Dutch cartographer in 1609.
When the Turks ruled it, they did not offer the Palestinians a state (nor did the Arabs living in the area demand one). Neither did the Jordanians and the Egyptians, when they controlled the West Bank and Gaza for two decades. (Nor did the Palestinians demand that they do so and actually, the PLO charter of 1964 expressly renounced all claims to the West Bank). In fact, the only people who have ever offered the Palestinians a state of their own, in spite of having a legal right to settle in the entire area per the San Remo agreements, the League of Nations Mandate, and Article 80 of the UN charter (which preserves all rights granted by the Mandate), are the Jews. Agreeing to put them on the map, so to speak, not wiping them off it.

So I put it to you that maybe global media are not paying attention to your source because she is not too reliable.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Munich Massacre Is A Complete Coverup. The Munich Shooter’s Facebook Including His Family Background Shows He Is Not Iranian But A Syrian Islamist Pro Turkey

by Walid Shoebat on July 23, 2016 in Featured, General

Photo caption of Ali Sonboly’s Facebook page created by him with the Turkish flag (update July 23rd 2015) hovering in the background
They initially introduced his name as a western name “David S”. Then his name changed to Ali David Sonboly (which sounds western) when his real name is Ali Daud Sonboly/Sunbuli which is an Arabic name (better pronounced Sunbuli) and has an exclusively Arabic meaning: ‘from the wheat kernel’.
Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after reading is this: why is the eye witnesses account (which is substantiated by material evidence) contradicts media reports (which provide zero evidence that we can verify, just government claim). Let me shred the media’s narrative piece by piece.
First of all. There is only one way to spell Sonboly in the Arabic: سنبلي. In the English it can be spelled multiple ways like Sunbulli, Sonboly because Arabic vowels need to be added using English letters. This is why we find Muhammad spelled as Mohemmed or Mehemet or Mohammad …
But in Arabic, it is always the same spelling: سنبلي
Unless one knows Arabic, they do not know where to look. Examining clan Sonboly and even Sonboly’s own Facebook (archived here) we find no persian flags hovering anywhere. What we find are Turkish or Syrian flags or the combination of the two, just like the shooter’s Facebook shows. These are Syrian Islamists who are pro Turkey’s Erdogan. We also find Arabic and not a lick of Persian as their main language. This is unlikely a ‘Sonboly’ of the Persian variety.
Ali Daud (not David) Sonboly, did not simply have a  fetish for the red colored flag or the crescent moon. His clan is of Turkish origin living in Syria. Go ahead, peruse each of their Facebook pages yourself and see.
The case for this clan’s love of Turkey’s Erdogan is ironclad. Plus he lived in the Turkish neighborhood and his Facebook shows he was in Germany’s hauptschule college since 2011. He did not arrive there just two years ago. Someone up there in Germany’s government is fibbing advertising him as an Iranian which would make him a Shiite Muslim. This is done in order to avoid repercussion. Imagine Germans finding out that Turks and Syrian refugees who are entering Germany by the droves are the real culprit? For Germany, it was time to sweep it all under a Persian rug.

He posts a Turkish flag on his time line on July 23rd, 2015, a year before the attack

This is another Facebook page of Ali Sonboly. He’s been in Germany for two years is nonsense. He started school at hauptschule in 2011
The clan is from Homs Syria where some are scattered in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and Canada. A quick peruse of this clan can show their love for Turkey (here, here this one lives in Chicago, sunni with a Hijab from Homs, Syria, see also here, and here, and here, and here these are anti-Assad pro-Turkey’s Jihad-loving brand of Islam.
And the Arabic version of Sonboly yields the same results. Ali Sonboly in the Facebook in Arabic connects him to some Erdogan/terror loving individuals.
One clan member, Ziyad Sonboly likes sniping and he is clearly Syrian with a Syrian flag. He too, just like Ali, could be painted as “loving shooting sprees”. And what Muslim terrorist is not enamored with shooting sprees? Name us a Muslim terrorist who would object to posting Anders Behring Breivik as a symbol or anyone who killed westerners?
They show you his face as a kid. But he is a mature individual. The photos provided from eye witness videos contradict what we are being provided by the media. Video shows his advanced in his age. What is up with the baby face? There are no photos of this man just as is? This is a big guy. He is not the tiny little 18 year-old bullied kid who looks like a Mormon missionary with peach-fuzz face. Just look at this photo and tell me, is this a kid:
Gunman in Munich, Germany. #Munich
— Dastardly_Pants (@Dastardly_Pants) July 22, 2016
In fact, the same city police chief Hubertus Andraes gave the media something different to feed on from what he initially shared: “the presence of a record by the Interpol”. This information was also confirmed in a local Portuguese newspaper (see below) which Al-Arabiya net confirms. Al-Arabiya is a reputable source.
All this was ignored, changed and swept under the Persian rug later on.

Al-Arabia makes an excellent point “according to the [initial] press release police, based on eye witnesses, said that there were 3 involved in the operation”. We also see 3 locations were incidents were reported.

We also have three dead Turks. Did they include some of the culprits as victims? If the culprit was dead, was there any report of an exchange fire with police? They say they injured him and then he killed himself. I say they killed him. But this is my personal conspiracy theory.
But my conspiracy theory beats Germany’s version, a right-wing conspiracy theory, carried out by a mysterious Iranian connected (or enamored with) “the far-right terrorist Anders Breivik”!
A right-wing pro-Breivik, Shiite Muslim Iranian fresh from Iran? What sort of a molotov cocktail is this?
And now, the same Munich chief of police Hubertus Andrae who knew that this man had a rap sheet at the Interpol says the gunman appeared to be just a crazy man “obsessed with shooting rampages”? Was that why he was monitored? What then is an Iranian doing with a Turkish flag and why is all his clan Islamists pro-Turkey Syrians? Was he and three of his Turkish victims the sacrificial lambs to gain sympathy for the Turks?
Three Turks among people killed in Munich attack: Turkish foreign minister – Reuters…
— Turkish News (@TurkishNews7) July 23, 2016
This would serve their master Erdogan and his agenda.
And Erdogan is already running with the story. Turkey’s Anadulu Agency is already cashing in promoting Erdogan’s agenda and Erdogan himself personally responded to the attacks stating:
“Turkey, which has become the target of countless terror attacks and acts of violence for many years, shares the pain of Germany, where our many citizens live.”
“On behalf of myself and my nation, I offer my deepest condolences to you, the friendly German nation and the families of those who lost their lives in this deplorable incident and wish a speedy recovery to all injured”
Sonboly was an excellent trained shooter. By watching the video it is obvious that he went through some training. Police are unable to explain where. Experts reveal that his 9mm Glock was professionally reversed after it was made useless to be sold as a model:
“It was bought from the black market which costs several thousand euros. Police so far has not identified the young man with arms dealers or the world of sport shooting or hunting contacts. One theory is that David S. bought the gun through Internet, one that had been turned off and sold as a design object, but was reversed by the young man to perpetrate the crime.”
We are told he killed himself after Police injured him. Maybe he did, but as a different brand of Muslim ‘suicide mission’ with a cause. An attack on Turks helps Turkey’s Jihad by the pen.
Is it possible that he is a Turkish agent, working in harmony with both Turkey and Germany to make a case for precipitating the flow of Turkish and Syrian refugees into Germany? It looks like Erdogan is going to come out and say that it was his people that were killed in the attack (he is already doing that) and thus they need more protections done on the part in both countries, Germany and Turkey.
Could it also be that Erdogan will use this as a reason to quicken Turkey’s integration into the European Union, under the pretext that Turks should be Europeans and enjoy all of the protections of the EU? Could it be, that Germany, upset at the disintegration of the EU that is transpiring, needs a nation as militarily powerful as Turkey to join the European Union to somehow fortify it from its fragmentation, and to join the universal military force of the EU that Germany is working on creating? None of this would surprise me.
Exactly what are Merkel/Erdogan brewing? A sweet refreshing Ottoman Karroub asal (şerbetçi), German beer, or some combination brew that refreshens both sides?
But it is not only Jihad propaganda. Erdogan’s cause is to paint anyone who criticize Turkey’s new agenda as “terrorists”. Erdogan’s main calling from Allah lately is to redefine terrorism. His definition fits Fethullah Gullen from the U.S. including all his opponents charging them with terrorism.

These are the facts, but is anyone listening?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

AP Exclusive: Document shows less limits on Iran nuke work
Jul. 18, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran's ability to build a bomb even before the end of the pact, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
The confidential document is the only text linked to last year's deal between Iran and six foreign powers that hasn't been made public, although U.S. officials say members of Congress who expressed interest were briefed on its substance. It was given to the AP by a diplomat whose work has focused on Iran's nuclear program for more than a decade, and its authenticity was confirmed by another diplomat who possesses the same document.
Both demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to share or discuss the document.
The diplomat who shared the text with the AP described it as an add-on agreement to the nuclear deal in the form of a document submitted by Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency outlining its plans to expand its uranium enrichment program after the first 10 years of the nuclear deal.
But while formally separate from the bigger nuclear accord, he said that it was in effect an integral part of that pact and had been approved by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, the six powers that negotiated the deal with Tehran.
Details published earlier outline most restraints on Iran's nuclear program meant to reduce the threat that Tehran will turn nuclear activities it says are peaceful to making weapons.
But although some of the constraints extend for 15 years, documents in the public domain are short on details of what happens with Iran's most proliferation-prone nuclear activity — its uranium enrichment — beyond the first 10 years of the agreement.
The document obtained by the AP fills in the gap. It says that as of January 2027 — 11 years after the deal was implemented — Iran will start replacing its mainstay centrifuges with thousands of advanced machines.
Centrifuges churn out uranium to levels that can range from use as reactor fuel and for medical and research purposes to much higher levels for the core of a nuclear warhead. From year 11 to 13, says the document, Iran will install centrifuges up to five times as efficient as the 5,060 machines it is now restricted to using.
Those new models will number less than those being used now, ranging between 2,500 and 3,500, depending on their efficiency, according to the document. But because they are more effective, they will allow Iran to enrich at more than twice the rate it is doing now.
Components other than centrifuge numbers and efficiency also go into the mix of how quickly a nation can make a nuclear weapon. They include how much enriched uranium it has to work with, and restrictions on Iran's stockpile extend until the end of the deal, crimping its full enrichment program.
But a comparison of outputs between the old and newer machines shows the newer ones work at double the enrichment rate. That means they would reduce the time Iran could make enough weapons grade uranium to six months or less from present estimates of one year.
And that time frame could shrink even more. While the document doesn't say what happens with centrifuge numbers and types past year 13, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told The AP that Iran will be free to install any number of advanced centrifuges beyond that point, even though the nuclear deal extends two additional years..
That will give Iran a huge potential boost in enrichment capacity, including bomb making should it choose to do so. But it can be put to use only after the deal expires.
Moniz noted that the limit on the amount of low-enriched enriched uranium Iran will be allowed to store will remain at 300 kilograms (660 pounds) for the full 15 years, significantly below the amount needed for further enrichment into a bomb. As well, the stockpile will remain restricted to a level used for reactor fuel that is well below weapons grade.
These restrictions translate into "serious constraints on ... (Iran's) nuclear program for 15 years," Moniz said.
In selling the deal to skeptics, the U.S. administration said it is tailored to ensure that Iran would need at least 12 months to "break out" and make enough weapons grade uranium for at least one weapon. Moniz said the document obtained by the AP posed no contradiction to that claim because "we made it very clear that we were focused on 10 years on the minimum one-year breakout time."
The document also notes that Iran will greatly expand its work with centrifuges that are even more advanced, including large-scale testing in preparation for the deal's expiry 15 years after its implementation on Jan. 18.
But State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that "the prohibition on Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon — and our ability to monitor the peaceful nature of its nuclear program — remains in effect indefinitely.
"The breakout time does not go off a cliff nor do we believe that it would be cut in half, to six months, by year 11," he said.
Iran insists it is not interested in nuclear weapons, and the pact is being closely monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA says Tehran has essentially kept to its commitments since the agreement was implemented, a little more than six months after Iran and the six powers finalized it on July 14, 2015.
Marking the agreement's anniversary Thursday, President Barack Obama said it has succeeded in rolling back Iran's nuclear program, "avoiding further conflict and making us safer." But opposition from U.S. Republicans could increase with the revelation that Iran's potential breakout time would be more than halved over the last few years of the pact.
Also opposed is Israel, which in the past has threatened to strike Iran if it deems that Tehran is close to making a nuclear weapon. Alluding to that possibility, David Albright, whose Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security is a U.S. government go-to resource on Iran's nuclear program, said the plan outlined in the document "will create a great deal of instability and possibly even lead to war, if regional tensions have not subsided."
The bigger nuclear deal provides Iran with sanctions relief in exchange for its nuclear constraints. But before going into recess, the U.S. Congress last week approved a bill to impose new sanctions for Tehran's continuing development and testing of ballistic missiles, a program the White House says is meant to carry atomic warheads even if it is not part of the nuclear agreement.
It also approved a measure that calls for prohibiting the Obama administration from buying more of Iran's heavy water, a key component in certain nuclear reactors.
The White House has said removing the country's surplus heavy water denies Tehran access to a material that may be stored for potential nuclear weapons production. But critics note that the purchase was made only after Iran exceeded heavy water limits proscribed by the nuclear deal and assert it rewarded Tehran for violating the agreement.
Associated Press writer Matthew Lee contributed from Washington.
Editors: This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz's first name to Ernest, instead of Ernst.


Monday, July 18, 2016

New Report: HuffPost engaged in ‘Antisemitic Incitement’ Aimed at Helping Obama ‘Sell Iran Deal’
The New York newsroom of the Huffington Post. Photo: Wikipedia.
That the Huffington Post engaged in a “jihad of lies” against critics of the Iran deal, with special emphasis on Jews and Israel, is documented in a new report.
“The Rhodes To HuffPost,” whose release on Sunday came three days after the one-year anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), details a series of egregious violations of journalistic ethics on the part of the major media online outlet. In particular, it asserts, the HuffPost engaged in a concerted campaign to help US President Barack Obama get elected, and subsequently to assist him to push through the JCPOA by purposely deceiving the public about its true nature.
To this end, according to the report – compiled by Jon Sutz of the New York-based website – the HuffPost,
also published editorials and “news” stories that continued its long-standing pattern of inciting hate against Israel and Jews, using classic anti-Semitic libels and stereotypes, while whitewashing and even legitimizing Islamist terrorists, who’ve sworn to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. Examples include:
Falsely claiming that Netanyahu blindsided Obama in his speech to Congress: In the lead-up to Mr. Netanyahu’s speech to Congress in March 2015, HuffPost published an incendiary splash headline that perpetuated the lie that he had insulted the Obama administration, and upset White House protocol, by accepting Congress’s invitation to speak, before Obama had been notified. It also inserted a false quote from him into its headline: “No disrespect, Barry.” HuffPost did this despite the fact that one month earlier, the New York Times admitted that the Obama administration had been notified in advance, and that its original story (sourced from the White House) was incorrect.
Falsely claiming that Netanyahu said nothing of value to Congress – while consistently quoting Iran’s rulers verbatim: After Netanyahu’s speech, HuffPost used a Yiddish slur to claim, in a “news” story headline, that he said nothing of importance to Congress about the Iran deal. Yet at the same time, and for years prior, it quoted Iran’s rulers accurately, whitewashed their overt threats against Israel, and engaged in de facto PR for the terror state.
Selectively publishing editorials that advanced anti-Semitic libels: In early 2015, HuffPost gave prominent space on its front page to a variety of anti-Semitic editorials, against both Mr. Netanyahu and Israel, and in support of the Iran deal. Yet when Elie Wiesel, the revered Holocaust survivor and world-renowned human rights activist authored an open letter to Obama and Congress, urging them to oppose the Iran deal, and took out full-page ads to promote it in the New York Times and the Washington Post, HuffPost completely ignored him.
Ignoring Iran’s funding of Hamas’s preparations to attack Israel: In August 2015, just before the final climax of the debate over the Iran deal, HuffPost ignored substantive reports that Iran was funding Hamas’s preparations to instigate a new war against Israel… [W]hen Hamas-led terrorists began engaging in near-daily attacks on Israeli Jews in the coming weeks, HuffPost all but ignored the victims — yet whitewashed and even legitimized the terrorists’ narrative.
The report — whose title is a reference to the scandal surrounding Obama’s JCPOA adviser Ben Rhodes’ admission of deceit in relation to the deal — says that the HuffPostboasts 130 million readers per month, calling itself the “largest news site in the US.” In addition, according to one internet traffic analysis source, the outlet is now the most popular political website in the world.
The report quotes the HuffPost’s claim that it “has in place rigorous editorial policies and standards…to ensure that we maintain the highest level of journalistic integrity…Too many reporters have forgotten that the highest calling of journalists is to ferret out the truth, consequences be damned…There is an objective reality, and it is the media’s job to present it unequivocally.”

The stated purpose of the report is to provide the facts to Americans who are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the Iran deal, and the way it was portrayed in the media. “Without this knowledge,” it says,”one cannot truly grasp the magnitude or implications of what HuffPost did, and failed to do.”

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The reformation of a Reform Jew
by Andrew D. Lappin  Jewish Journal of Los Angeles   7-13-16

In an open letter to Donald Trump, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, derided the Trump campaign for questioning the wisdom of a two-state solution, arguing that “a two-state solution is our best hope for securing a Jewish and democratic future for the State of Israel."
Fortunately, outside of the URJ and the European Union, the rush of the previous decade to a hastily jury-rigged two-state solution has all but fully imploded. Most notably, the nations of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait have quietly moved their once prominent “Palestinian agenda” off to the side. They have done so not because of any newly found love for Israel or for the Jewish people. Rather, since the Arab Spring began in 2010, these nations have witnessed not liberation and regeneration of a long oppressed Arab citizenry, but rather a barbaric displacement of these victims under the banner of radical Islam. The reality that more Muslims have been massacred under the dictates of radical Islam than by any other race, religion, or creed, coupled with the fear of a nuclear Iranian hegemony, has jolted these once ardent foes of Israel into a discreetly coalesced cooperative. In the last 12 months, all of these nations have been meeting with Israel, unrelated to the Palestinian issue.
For Israel’s part, its withdrawal from Gaza led not to a budding Palestinian fresh start but rather a totalitarian terrorist state.  “Gazastan” now directly threatens the stability of Egypt and serves as a regional export depot for terror attack materials. Earmarked for infrastructure to improve the quality of life for average Palestinians, billions of dollars worth of humanitarian aid has instead ended up in Palestinian leaders’ private Swiss bank accounts.
As a result of incitement by PA president Mahmoud Abbas and the indoctrination of Palestinians from early childhood, the vast majority of Palestinians support murdering Jewish men, women and children – en masse via suicide bomber, or individually, whether on the street or asleep in their bed.  The irony is that compared to Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, Israel takes better care of the Palestinians than either of them.
 As for that Jewish-Israel versus democratic-Israel thing, the burgeoning Jewish population of Judea and Samaria is living proof that the “demographic time bomb” is nothing but a myth.
So with almost everybody else agreeing that a Palestinian state would benefit absolutely no one (least of all, the Palestinians themselves because they could have had a state several times over by now if that’s really what they wanted), what is it that Rabbi Jacobs and his band of Reform movement cheerleaders fail to comprehend?  All of the above, apparently.
As a Reform Jew who has devoted a great deal of time and financial resources to the goal of enhancing Jewish continuity, I now affirm these truths: Diaspora Jews need Israel (whether they realize it or not); Israel’s Arab neighbors need Israel (whether they admit it or not); enhancing Jewish continuity means ensuring Israel’s survival from strength to strength—and that means never relinquishing Judea, Samaria, or any part of Israel’s eternal and undivided capital, Jerusalem.   I am reformed!

Andrew Lappin is a Chicago-based redeveloper and contributor to the Haym Salomon Center, a news and public policy group. Lappin serves on the board of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

To The US State Department Building Houses [and/or adding bathrooms] Matters Much More Than  Murdered Jews

POSTING NOTE:  Your administration  fired Gen. Stanley McChrystal because he was honest to you and to the American public about the situation in Afghanistan and what it would take to ensure that a stable, non-terrorist Afghanistan regime survives. [Instead you encouraged the Taliban through announcing a fixed date for withdrawal and that your  preferred policy was negotiating with the Taliban.]

Your administration fired Gen. Michael T. Flynn because he was honest to you and to the American public about those nations (including Iran) who are supporting terrorism against US forces and US interests. [instead you encouraged the Iranian Revolutionary guard Corps to take an emboldened role in Syria and South America. And now you are encouraging $25 billion of direct sales to an "civilian" company that is actually  run by the IRGC to give them the capability of massive resupply to the Syrian Armed Forces, Hezbollah , Hamas, etc.]

Your and administration has fired more military officers on political grounds than has any previous administration in US history.

As Christians and military officers sworn to defend the  United States of America, we call out to you to take a moral stance and cease  your strong-arm  delusional and counterproductive attacks on the state of Israel.

While we did not write this statement……we endorse it.

The US State Department this week issued an unusually harsh statement against ‎Israel. In it, the Obama Administration accused Israel of “systematically seizing Palestinian land,” with State ‎Department spokesman John Kirby claiming that “settlement expansions and legalization of ‎outposts is fundamentally undermining the prospects for a two-state solution.”

The timing of the United States’ condemnation of Israel could not possibly be more bizarre. After two ‎heinous terrorist attacks last week, in which a 13-year-old girl (who, incidentally, held dual Israeli-US ‎citizenship) was stabbed to death in her sleep and a father of 10 was murdered, the US chose to focus its outrage on the building of Jewish houses, not the murder of Jewish children ‎and fathers. ‎

As hard as this may be to fathom for the US, the EU and the UN, Jewish houses do not block ‎the much fabled, nonexistent peace process; the Palestinian Authority’s official policies of ‎encouraging, inciting, rewarding and publicly celebrating lethal terrorism against Israelis of all ages does. This terrorism is the proverbial elephant in the room, which the US, the EU and ‎the UN all choose to ignore in what can only be seen as the most irresponsible choice of policy ‎toward the Jews since the Allies refused to bomb the tracks to Auschwitz.‎

By making the PA the second-largest recipient per capita of foreign aid in the world, the US and the EU have made themselves complicit in the murders of Israelis. This remains the truth, no matter how ‎much and how often they seek to distract world attention from it by throwing hissy fits about the perceived outrageousness of building houses for Jews in Judea and Samaria. How ‎morally twisted and depraved the world is when the official sanctioning of the murder of ‎sleeping children elicits barely any outrage, but the building of houses does.‎

There was no outrage over the fact that the PA paid for the mourning tent of the family whose son ‎murdered the Israeli girl in her bedroom, nor over the visit by a Palestinian Authority official closely ‎associated with President Mahmoud Abbas to the mourning tent to pay his respects to the family of ‎the murderer. ‎

Nor did the US show any outrage at the fact that the funeral procession for father of 10 Rabbi ‎Michael Mark was hit by rocks thrown by Arabs who were apparently not satisfied that the victim was already ‎dead.‎

Nor was there any outrage at the attempted rekindling of medieval European blood libels by Abbas in the ‎European Parliament, when he claimed that Israelis were poisoning Arab wells. When AP reporter Matt ‎Lee tried to get Kirby, the same State Department spokesman who threw a temper tantrum over ‎Jewish building in Judea and Samaria, to condemn Abbas’ statements, Kirby ‎could not make himself utter the words. Pressed by Lee, he made himself say, “We have long ‎said what we want is for both sides to ratchet down not just the violence but the rhetoric, which can ‎inflame some of the violence. And we just don’t find that sort of rhetoric helpful.”

What a pitiful ‎statement. Especially given that all the inflammatory rhetoric and the ensuing terrorism ‎is coming from the PA, not from Israel. It has always been this way and the State Department is ‎perfectly aware of this. There is no moral equivalence and no “cycle of violence.” It is all very one-‎sided, but by consciously making statements such as this, the State Department legitimizes the false ‎narrative of the conflict and ensures that it continues at full speed. Essentially, it tells the PA to just continue ‎its dirty business, because no matter what it does, there will be no consequences politically or, ‎even more importantly, financially. Just like the EU, the US treats the PA as an unruly toddler who can do ‎no wrong and must be indulged in all its whims. That, too, is a racism of low expectations, coming from ‎the country that has recently elevated political correctness into something of a second US Constitution. ‎

We know that for the US administration, in particular the State Department, the building of houses ‎matters. The question that remains is this: Does the administration also believe that Jewish lives ‎matter?‎

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Elie Wiesel: Should the people of Israel remain "Jews of Silence" ?
The legacy of Elie Wiesel.
David Bedein 5-7-16

Elie Wiesel has passed away.
Fifty years ago, Elie Wiesel, a little known Israeli news correspondent in the US. wrote a book that shook the soul of a generation: The Jews of Silence.  Wiesel described two kinds of  Jews of silence:  Jews in the Diaspora who remained silent about the fate of their brethren in the USSR... and those who were silenced in the USSR.
At Akiba, the high school I attended in Philadelphia, our student council asked Wiesel to speak at the commencement ceremony in 1967, the year before I graduated.  Wiesel indeed spoke - on June 6, 1967 on what turned out to be the 2nd night of the Six Day War, following a three week blockade siege of Israel which had traumatized Israel and the Jewish world, during which time the Arab states and the PLO dominated the air waves with daily tirades on how they planned to exterminate the Jews of Israel.

Now, all bets are off.  The PA does not mask its genocidal purpose, to kill the Jews of Israel and to replace the Jewish state with an Arab Palestine. 
Wiesel announced from the dais that he would toss out his prepared text which focused exclusively on the isolation and threat to Soviet Jewry, and instead addressed “an Israel that stood alone” throughout May 1967. “Where was France, Israel's only ally”? Wiesel asked. Wiesel said that moments of trepidation in May 1967 brought him back to eerie days during and before World War II, when Jews stood alone, while the fate of his family was doomed to the crematoria. No one seemed to care and few spoke out when it counted
Wiesel's message that night was that Jews stand alone, and they cannot remain silent, even in the face of overwhelming odds... . Listening to Wiesel, I was also tuned into my transistor radio, to hear Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban plead for an isolated Jewish State at the UN, broadcast live on KYW, the popular Philadelphia news station.
Fast forward 50 years: A nascent entity has emerged on Israel's frontiers, carved out of the PLO - the Palestine Liberation Organization. It was founded by the Arab League in 1964 to galvanize local Arabs to liberate all of Palestine, under their claim to "right of return" - by force of arms.
22 years ago, negotiations began with the PLO, which spawned the Palestinian Authority, the PA, whose consistent message has hardly been one of peace. Yet the people of Israel hope for the best, and believe in the promise of a peace process.
Now, all bets are off.  The PA does not mask its genocidal purpose, to kill the Jews of Israel and to replace the Jewish state with an Arab Palestine. 
Watch PA TV, listen to PA radio, read PA newspapers peruse PA school books and witness pronouncements of the PA. Most Jews, in Israel and abroad, prefer not to see the PA for what it is, even when PBC, the Voice of Palestine, rejoices over the murder of a 13 year old Jewish girl in her sleep.  
The people of Israel listen to news anchors who still speak about a peace process and about the PA as a peace partner. And news correspondents report from IDF sources that Hamas- whose funds come by and large from the PA, does not really want war.  
On the festive days of Purim and Passover, Jews are commanded by God to cope with the reality that in each generation, there are those who really want to exterminate Jews... It would seem that many Jews, even when they are sober, cannot tell the difference between Mordecai and Haman. Perhaps that is the reason why Purim and Passover remain obligatory Jewish holidays.
To paraphrase Wiesel, God does not want the people of Israel to become "Jews of Silence"- Jews who are silent, or Jews who are silenced.  May Elie Wiesel and his message to the Jewish people always be remembered.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

On First Anniversary of Iran Nuclear Deal, American Credibility in Middle East Destroyed, Says Former US Ambassador to Iraq, Turkey

Lea Speyer   7-6-16
America’s credibility in the Middle East has been destroyed since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal a year ago, a former US ambassador to Iraq and Turkey asserted on Tuesday.
In his analysis, titled, “The JCPOA’s Regional Impact: Sinking Confidence in the U.S. Balancing Role,” James F. Jeffrey — the Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow at the DC-based think tank the Washington Institute for Near East Policy — wrote that the nuclear deal has emboldened Tehran and “even enabled Iran’s hegemonic quest.” As a result, he claimed, regional powers — such as Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Turkey and Israel — now perceive US leadership as “weak,” posing heightened risks of “descent into greater chaos.”
Middle Eastern powers initially welcomed the nuclear agreement, Jeffrey wrote, but many did so with reservations. Arab populations were split in their support, worrying about “the agreement’s potential to facilitate Iranian mischief-making.”
Ahead of next week’s one-year anniversary of the JCPOA — signed on July 14, 2015 — and “with the wind in Iran’s sails conjured by the deal,” the US’s ability to challenge the Islamic Republic has become almost nonexistent, Jeffrey maintained, adding:
First, the deal has given Iran the means to expand its regional heft through diplomacy, money, surrogates, and violence, namely by allowing the regime to profit from the release of many tens of billions of dollars of previously blocked oil earnings and renewed oil exports, to leave the negotiating table flush with arguable “victories” (i.e., maintaining the right to enrich uranium and avoiding a confession about its weaponization program), and to become newly attractive as a global trading partner.
Second, the Obama administration, bereft of diplomatic successes elsewhere, has become so indebted to Iran for the agreement that it has avoided challenging Iran and, worse, seems to view the agreement as a transformative moment with Tehran, a “Havana in the sand.”
Nevertheless, in a September 2015 letter responding to calls by more than 100 former US ambassadors warning against the dangers of the deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry wrote:
We share the concern expressed by many in Congress regarding Iran’s continued support for terrorist and proxy groups throughout the region, its propping up of the Asad regime in Syria, its efforts to undermine the stability of its regional neighbors, and the threat it poses to Israel. We have no illusion that this behavior will change following implementation of the JCPOA.
Yet, Jeffrey wrote, in implementing the JCPOA, actions and comments “from the president on down” have undermined America’s ability to maintain its own power in the region.
“Administration responses to crises generated by Iran since the JCPOA have been mixed, but certainly fall short of what it would take to persuade skeptical regional states that Washington is following through,” he wrote.
As a result, he said, Middle Eastern countries have taken matters into their own hands where dealing with Iran’s aggressive behavior is concerned:
Absent a White House that is willing to “lead from the front,” regional players have acted individually. Saudi Arabia has been the strongest in opposing Iran…The United Arab Emirates and in some respects Qatar have followed similar strategies. Oman and Kuwait are on the sidelines. Jordan is worried about Iran but has more pressing threats. Egypt remains largely absent from the regional stage. Turkey supported a past Iranian nuclear deal…but it now sees Iran as a both a regional rival and trading partner…As for Israel, many top figures, including leading military officials, recognize that the JCPOA has temporarily restrained Iran’s nuclear quest, though Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu himself has not conceded this point. Israel has simultaneously courted Moscow, remained generally neutral on Assad, and reacted to the Iran-Hezbollah alliance with fairly frequent military strikes in Syria.
Jeffrey concluded:
The administration mainly appears interested in preserving the accord and its new channels with Tehran while running its still-limited campaign against the Islamic State. Left to their own devices and faced with an Iran on the march, regional states are responding in an incoherent and dangerous fashion…To the extent the JCPOA enabled this, it has degraded Middle East security.

The stated aim of the JCPOA was to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Despite repeated denials from Tehran that its nuclear program is peaceful, top Iranian officials — such as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — have vowed that nothing will stop the country from becoming a nuclear power.

Monday, July 4, 2016

1.      Sources to CNN: “Hillary Likely Won't Face Prosecution”; 2.More Information on Hillary Clinton’s Servers 

1.      Sources to CNN: “Hillary Likely Won't Face Prosecution”

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton likely will not be prosecuted on charges related to her use of a private email server, unnamed sources told CNN over the weekend, and following Saturday's FBI interrogation, the investigation into the scandal is 1. coming to an end, a former Department of Justice spokesman said Monday. 

"I think this was really the last step in the FBI's investigation, typically in a long investigation like this," former DOJ spokesman Matt Miller, who endorses Clinton's campaign, told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Monday, noting that the key person in an investigation is typically interviewed last.  

Over the weekend, Edward Mejia Davis, CNN's senior producer, posted on Twitter that there would likely be "no charges" against ClintonSources familiar with the investigation told CNN that within the next two weeks or so, there will likely be an announcement that no charges will be brought against Clinton, as long as there is no evidence coming from her interview on Saturday with the FBI. 

CNN reported previously that there would likely be no charges as investigators had not found enough evidence to warrant charges, according to law enforcement officials. 

On Saturday, a Democrat close to Clinton said the FBI will likely announce its decision before the Democratic National Convention later this month. 

2.More Information on Hillary Clinton’s Servers 

The Hillary Clinton campaign staff is undertaking a massive campaign to shape the media perception of the alleged Hillary Clinton security violations.

The most current example is Brian Fallon, Clinton’s national press secretary, interview with NBC News. In that interview he stated the following points:

1.“We have received no indication from any government agency to support these claims, 

2. nor are they reflected in the range of charges that Guccifer already faces and that prompted his extradition in the first place,” 

Fallon said. 3. “And it has been reported that security logs from Secretary Clinton’s email server do not show any evidence of foreign hacking.”

The Fallon statements are an example of "Clinton speak". This means that while the statement is "technically correct" it is misleading. The following points apply:

1. No government agency would communicate to Hillary Clinton and/or to her campaign and/or personal staff any information at all concerning these claims and/or the investigation of these claims. Thus, Fallon is dating an obvious truth: the campaign has received no indication from any government agency… Of anything supporting and/or denying this allegation by a hacker who successfully hacked into Hillary Clinton's secret emails.

2. additional charges might be levied against Marcel Lehel Lazar As Brian Fallon fully understands at this stage of the investigation of Hillary Clinton and her staff any charges against Lazar would jeopardize the investigation.

3. Current evidence shows that sources in Russia and China have hacked into the servers. It is also believed that the Iranians did also hack into the servers. In addition to the classified information and the disclosure of sources and methods, the unclassified materials gave a clear picture of actions and intentions. So that damage is not only the classified material but also giving adversaries advanced tips as to US positions in US fallback positions.

General David Petraeus made his classified notebooks to his biographer,Paula Broadwell. Ms.Broadwell held the required security clearances for this information… However she did not have the need to know. She did not utilize any of this information in her writings nor did she transmit this information to any third party either directly or indirectly.

Thus, Mrs. Clinton by making this information available to her staff who did not have a need to know and in many cases did not have the required level of clearance for the information is much more guilty of a serious transgression than was General Petraeus .