Al Qaeda vs U.S.A. & ISIS vs Russia either way, “Infidels” win… in the long run

airport baggage 1A quick look at history will show that when attacked, stronger forces will rise to the challenge to crush the opponent.? Japan learned very quickly in WWII, Germany of course as well, Israel’s neighbors all attacked and were decimated in short order each time, Al Qaeda did after 9/11 and now ISIS will after this most recent foe-paw by ISIS.? You see, when they were busy picking at the edges of ritualistic be-headings, out right genocide in the dark and unknown areas of their “caliphate” region, nobody was willing to actually DO anything because the pain of a little annoying bug biting your leg can be ignored with some little balm or a band-aid.? But, when you down a Russian bound plane filled with innocent Russians, especially when you have Putin in power, well, that my dear ISIS miss guided humans is simply the kiss of death, or in other words, your demise.? Good riddance too.

You see, Russia doesn’t care about how they operate, so ISIS is screwed.? That’s the simple answer.? The U.S. under? president Obama has abdicated the region to Russia, and perhaps that’s for the best.? Russia can do things that the U.S. with the Democratic party and liberals would just not be able to live with.? They, the Democrats or Liberal progressives would rather error on the side of letting hundreds of thousands of Syrians for example die, rather than actually utter the scary words of “boots on the ground” to assist doing what’s right or standing up for the repressed.

On the other hand, Russia is on the march, setting up a very nice base of operations in Syria, from which they can launch attacks and very cleanly eliminate any foe.? Egypt has a very hard choice to make now that it has served as the focal point for the “low hanging fruit” for ISIS to attack Russia and Russians.? Let Russia take control of their security and supplant the U.S.A. in the region together with their weapon systems, or say thanks and turn to another source for bolstering their total lack of ability to deal with the Sinai ISIS threat.

That my friends is also another post regarding Sinai, but suffice it to say, there is a very easy solution to that entire region of Egypt… Stay tuned.

It is my belief that Russia now has to demonstrate with the absolute resolve that ISIS and their entire leadership should be systematically and totally removed from the living.? This will take time, money, and “boots on the ground” and perhaps the U.S.A. will even lend a hand or perhaps a small Unmanned Ariel Vehicle to assist.? (For sure, 50 advisers are a “me too” response by the U.S.A.)

This unfortunate event as well will have some very strong consequences for the future of air travel in general.? This has shown that no matter how many times you scan “granny” or some little kid with his stuffed doll, your biggest weak link is with the checked baggage handlers that can be bought off or threatened to load a package at any time.

The U.S.A. is broke, just like Russia was at the end of the cold war era, but the U.S.A. can grow its way out of their current situation pretty quickly, with of course the correct course of action, and not by dumbing down to turn into the EU, a region in decline in every aspect.? Russia is not that strong either, but it is the way they operate and how they control their actions that can make them successful in this fight with ISIS.? Their control over the flow of Oil in the region is also of note, i.e., look for higher oil prices when supply is slowed down.

If the Russian forces take out a bunch of people in the process of going after ISIS, then well, collateral damage is the price.? Ukraine, Crimea, Georgia, now Syria, are all areas where Russia operates with the gate of a possessed or determined beast.?? Just politically removed enough to argue that they, the Russians, are there to “help” the folks against the you name them, bad guys.

I’m happy to feel that perhaps the weak and ignored people of the region will now have a champion in their corner in the name of the Russian focus, that will actually stand up to these barbaric misguided lost human souls.? The world may not be ready to actually stand up for what’s right, but for now, at least, Putin is working to stem the flow of murders into Europe and squash the burgeoning repression and annihilation of non Muslims in the region as well.

Palestinians slowly discover love and a new future??¦ Can I dream???¦

Zebra Thinks Change...
Zebra Thinks Change…

It is often said that the Palestinians are the best educated group per capita among the Arab world. Why? And why are they not welcomed in any other Arab capital?

With all the news events happening currently, I thought I’d take again, a different spin on the situation. I’m not going to try to defend any position on either side, that’s done way too much in the media as they, the media, all search for headlines for their employer. In Israel, the ration of NGOs and International Journalists to citizens is probably just about one to one??¦ So, at every corner you have a camera ready video instigator at the ready to spur on any event and get that all critical exclusive. Did you ever wonder about the camera angles? I’ve seen over 50 camera and journalists all lined up trying to catch one rock thrower and the image is always one guy throwing a rock against the green background of Israeli soldiers??¦. Really, stop and think about that??¦ Every day, every hour, every year??¦ nonstop. Can the Media change their stripes any better than a Zebra?

Ok, so the headline, love and a new future for the Palestinians, what am I talking about? This is an appeal to the educated population of the Palestinian people living in the country of Israel. Now is the time to consider that the many years of hate have brought nothing. I suggest trying the concept of Love. Really, sounds stupid and ridiculous, I know, but after sublimating or reducing the self’s ego of being right, on both sides by the way, one can consider the love that can exist for each other. One can begin to see how things could be totally amazing here in this area, better than anything we’ve ever experienced.

It is well known that the Arab world with years of endless hate spoken to their people have not educated their populations, increased their standard of living, and in fact have created the current crisis we see all over the Arab world today. If just one leader would stand up or the people would stand up and shout loudly that they want an end to Hate speech and a start of Love speech, the world would change overnight. Leaders need to start to put the word Love in their speeches. Even if they don’t believe it, eventually the use of the word will begin to alter reality.

When I go into the local shops and see my Arab friends, we hug, and chat about holidays, family, and general things. Every time there is an upsurge in violence, it strains the interaction as the unspoken situation creates suspicion and distrust as we each size each other up to see if anything has changed in our mutual love for each other as human beings who share the same love of every human being. But we still hug and march forward.

I ask the Palestinians, and Arabs in general if they truly believe Israel, Israeli’s, or the Jews are trying to capture or ban access to the Temple Mount or the Al Aksa mosque? Really? If you’re honest, you know that if Israel wanted to take over any country or small piece of land, do you think it couldn’t do that? In actual fact, in under ten seconds Israel could do that, but Israel respects the religious desires of all people, not just the Muslims, and therefore will always fight for an equitable solution and access, shared with respect to these areas.

Don’t be fooled by your leaders that continue to use you for their own destructive goals and ends. Look at Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Labia, Sudan, Yemen, on and on and on, the list goes. Do you want to become another battle ground? Or do you want to become a paradise that everybody in the world will want to visit and take part in the Love that pervades our every day.

There is no doubt in my mind that we can live in this mode, and grow our region like no other. You must see how Israel has grown to become a beacon for the world in so many ways. The Palestinian people can choose to love and join this powerful force or Love, Peace and Growth, or they can, again, choose to follow small minded hateful leaders that will lead them, their children and their aspirations for a wonderful meaning full life down the same path that has led to the destruction of so many other nations and peoples.

I ask you to please do your own research into the real history and truth of the region, don’t take some person’s word for what was in the past. With today’s fast and easy access to information and events, the opportunity is ripe for fast course correction. It is easy to see what Israel was a hundred or so years ago, and before that. The history is there, and it is obvious to any honest person, but that’s not the point. The history can be argued back 4000 years, to what end? The point is that we’re here today at another crossroad, and once again, the Israeli’s, Jews, are offering Peace, Love, and a wonderful life, but they/we will not enter into such a relationship without a reciprocal partner. You would not marry a person that planned to murder you after you said “I do”, would you? Neither Israel will just accept anything but an honest partner, in Arbic, Hebrew, and English. The days of speaking in Arabic about hate and love in English will not work, and have proven unsuccessful.

I want to say that we can live here in an amazing land, filled with respect for each other’s traditions, space, culture, food, celebrations, work, and destiny. (In many neighborhoods this is already the reality.) Why not try? Israel is filled with Arab and Muslim towns, so why the insistence on a “Jew Free” Arab future town? See? That already starts the discussion off on the wrong foot.

Imagine an Arab leader saying, “We are going to commit to a new path, one filled with Love, Trust, and Sincere respect for each other’s future peaceful growth. The Jews and Israeli’s will be our friend and business partners of the future. We’re going to rebuild this region like no other. I’ll set a goal of 100% GDP rise for my people by 2025. This will of course have to be based on a rule of law that includes individual rights, true freedom of the press, and respect for and love for each other. Pretty easy if you choose that path. Most of the rest of the world have been living this for many years already and doing so successfully. It won’t be easy, but an easy life doesn’t bring about true happiness. Better work hard to achieve the beauty, just like in child birth, that’s not easy, but the reward is a miracle and beautiful.

I say, we, Israeli’s and Palestinians can be the leaders for the African Nations, as well as for the broader Muslim and Arab world. However, in the end, it is our choice.

I wish us all a life filled with love of each other, our children, your children, and opportunities for a future that you can only imagine if you open up your heart to the love that resides there and is waiting to burst out. It is a lot easier to love than to hate, and all those years of hate are just waiting to break free and transition into love. It only takes one candle to light up a dark room. Let Love spark your dark room and brighten our lives. Dare to try it, you might like it??¦Demand your leaders try it too??¦ In the end, they follow you, not the other way around??¦

Jordan’s King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is venturing into dangerous waters??¦My analysis??¦

The Kings recent pronouncements concerning the actions taken by Israeli security forces on the Temple Mount are not only incorrect, but one step beyond the point of return. His statements took place at the new session of the United Nations General Assembly this past Monday. Recent violence taking place in the area that is supposed to be under the control and leadership of Jordan according to the Israeli Jordanian peace treaty, is very tactfully orchestrated. There seems to be a broader move to position the Palestinian cause ever more increasingly into the media to force the ever increasing lies that are forever spewed by people with either no knowledge, apathy, an agenda, or absolute malice.

It is my assessment however that what King Hussein has chosen to do is to actually sever the only link to his legitimacy in the region. If he forces Israel to take over that area, and prevent an ever escalation of violence, not to mention strategic and deceitful destruction of historical artifacts by bulldozing hundreds of tons of foundational Jerusalem’s old city, then the King will no longer have any connection to the righteous path of humanity. He will go the way of Assad, Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and others, many of them before him and our modern age that have made the ever fateful mistake of turning their backs on the Jews and Israel.

It is pretty obvious, if you hate the Jews you will not succeed in your life on any level. This portends to countries as well. Denying the Jewish and more importantly, spiritual connection to the area goes against the forces of life, well before and beyond the Muslim faith was a concept. The more you love the Jews and Israel, the higher and faster you prosper, your people live more healthy lives, happiness, purposeful lives, and an economy that in no time will become or maintains steady growth. The basic reason is Love. Love is a powerful motivator and brings light into a person’s life, further increasing an awareness to all things possible. Hate on the other hand is the darkness that envelops people, cultures, countries, economies, etc. that in the end burn themselves out. Have you ever seen any Jewish hating or Israel hating entity prosper? Name one. There are none, and the many that surround Israel are all slowly going the way of the sand dunes that they call home.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the best hope for the region and Arab Islamic world, as he delicately promotes and balances rapprochement and cooperation with Israel as his country slowly gets back in gear. He too should begin to use words like Love Israel, and working with Israeli’s to increase their GDP.

The reasons for becoming closer to Israel are many, but for starters, Israel follows a path that goes directly to the core value system that every human truly wishes to follow, (Provided they can or are allowed to think and act for themselves before brain washing in the soup of Hate). Freedom to self-determination, self-responsibility, loving your neighbor as yourself, and a level of self-criticism and spiritual self-introspection to better ones self that actually leads to great countries like the United States of America and Israel. Imagine what the Middle East could look like if each country 67 years ago embraced the new country of Israel, and Palestine that was born after thousands of years of injustice towards the worlds Jews. I’m telling you that for 100% sure, you’d have a paradise like no other. But first, Love has to exist.

In Israel, most of the world doesn’t even understand the reality of so many Arabs proud or at least happy to be Israeli and work, shop, heal, and live in perfect peace and friendship in Israel proper. They know the alternative and what that would look like. They may not understand that Love is the answer and that is the umbrella that currently protects them. Their sick leaders who unfortunately are scared to stand up to what’s right, continue to let their people down as they follow the easy path to a paycheck, United Nations handouts, and succumb to threats of death by the same pay check handing out patrons, i.e., Iran and some other wealthy backers.

So, I call on King Hussein to step back from the brink and choose to be a true leader of your people and join a thoughtful discussion on the best way to manage and SHARE a space that is holy for Jews and Arab Muslims alike. Everybody knows that is honest, that the Jews were the first monotheistic group that inhabited this area. I have always said that if the Jews were originally better at Marketing, the world would be Jewish and there would be no argument, Christians, or Muslims. The Jews would have just cut off your head, arm, or killed you unless you convert. Seems like that’s a pretty powerful and successful way to get followers, right? This as well, is another post. Once King Hussein chooses to side with the purveyors of hate, lies, and insurrection, he then becomes trapped as they escalate their demands on his opinion and by then, Israel will be a much harder phone call to make. Israel is and always will be the best hope for mankind, the true canary in the coal mine, and the light among nations. The Torah is the foundation of all common law in the world, and nobody can deny that they feel better when they share Love vs Hate. King, choose Love.