”And the End Shall Be With a Flood. . . ”
Vol: 29 Issue: 26 Monday, December 26, 2016
President Barack Hussein Obama formally embraced the Palestinian position regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict in a speech in which he declared that any final solution will have to be based on the 1967 borders.
The speech, delivered on the eve of a scheduled visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was intended to signal to Netanyahu that Obama is expecting major concessions from the Israelis.
Israeli officials were especially surprised at Obama’s “blunt” language, especially Obama’s criticism of so-called “settlements” and what he called Israel’s continued “occupation” of “Arab lands.”
According to Obama, “The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation.” Great, swelling words – but ultimately meaningless.
First off, Israel does not dream of a Jewish and democratic state. Israel IS a Jewish and democratic state – and has been such for more than sixty years. And second, what “permanent occupation?”
The only territory that qualifies as “occupied” would be the Golan Heights captured from Syria and annexed to prevent Syrian gunners from lobbing shells down into the Galilee region.
Giving the Golan back to Syria would be suicidal – but one suspects Obama knows that.
Maybe that is why Obama has steadfastly refused to take any meaningful action against Syria’s Bashar al Assad, despite reports that he has ordered his troops to shoot indiscriminately into crowds of protestors.
According to published news reports, Assad’s forces have arrested more than eight THOUSAND people, many of whom have been tortured.
“In Banias, a strategic oil refining port on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, prisoners were being held in the power station and a sports stadium because all the city’s jail cells were full. . . In interviews with 19 Syrian detainees last month, including two women and three teenagers, Human Rights Watch found that all but two had been tortured, including being whipped with cable and stunned with electric-shock devices while drenched in cold water.”
There is more, but it is just too sickening to repeat. But that isn’t what is important to President Obama. What is important to President Obama is keeping up the pressure on Israel.
Like everyone else, I’ve been wondering why Obama dumped Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak so abruptly, siding forcefully with the protestors against Mubarak, while staying relatively silent when other, less friendly dictatorships were on the ropes.
Why did Obama plunge into the fray in Egypt but refrain from any interference with Iran? Iran is already sworn to Israel’s destruction. Hosni Mubarak’s Egypt had a peace treaty with Israel.
Iran is an Islamic republic led by Muslims according to the tenets of the Koran and Sharia Law. Hosni Mubarak was a secular leader of secular state ruled apart from the Koran.
Obama sided with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated to replacing Egypt’s secular government with an Islamic republic.
In Iran, Obama sided with the government, congratulating Ahmadinejad’s fraudulent ‘re-election’ and respectfully referring to Ayahtollah Khameini as the ‘Supreme Leader.”
But when it came to Syria, Obama’s criticism was muted. He didn’t call Assad’s regime ‘illegitimate’ — as he did with Mubarak – much less call for Assad to step down. It seems the only Arab dictatorships not supported by Obama are those few with friendly relations with Israel.
Memo to Arab Dictatorships: If you want to survive the Arab Spring, avoid any appearance of friendship with Israel.
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. “
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” (Daniel 9:26-27)
This linked map shows what the President of the United States called “the Israeli occupation.”
Note the little blue dots – those are Israeli settlements. Places where Jews live. The Palestinians want all Jews expelled and the West Bank to be a “no Jews allowed” zone.
Can you imagine the outcry if Israel agreed on the condition that all Arabs be expelled from Israel? Not even the Israelis would agree to something that reprehensible.
Look now at all the little red dots. Those are the Palestinian ‘refugee’ camps – camps for homeless displaced Palestinians from the 1948 War of Independence. How many little red dots do you see in Israeli-controlled territory?
There are none inside Israel because Israel didn’t put them into camps. Israel absorbed its Arab population, granting them full Israeli citizenship. It was the Arab states that put them into camps.
Sixty-three years later they are still kept in these concentration camps as ‘refugees’. These Arab ‘refugees’ are the ones actually under occupation – but their occupiers aren’t the Jews – they are their Arab brothers.
How do the ordinary Arabs really feel about the Israeli occupation? You would suspect that somebody would ask them. But when somebody did, the answer was so shocking that they quit asking the question.
Given the choice, vast majorities of Palestinians now living under Israeli rule say that they would fight against being turned over the Palestinian Authority. As one of them explained to Daniel Pipes: “The hell of Israel is better than the paradise of Arafat.”
While Obama is throwing Israel under the bus and offering American support for the division of Jerusalem, how are things going back home?
From May to September, 1993 the Clinton administration was secretly engaged in feverish talks with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. On the table was the Oslo Agreement — a seven year contract between the two sides — based on the formula of land for peace.
The Oslo Agreement called for Israel to take land captured from Jordan, Syria, and Egypt during the 1967 War and give it to the indigenous Arab peoples who claimed national status as a ‘Palestinian people’.
Despite the fact that there never was such a people, or a Palestinian culture or Palestinian language or Palestinian history, the Oslo Agreement required Israel to pretend there was a Palestinian people and to carve out part of its own territory to give them for a Palestinian state.
The Oslo Agreement was brokered by the Clinton administration and held an emotional signing ceremony in the Rose Garden overseen by US President Bill Clinton.
As Clinton nudged a reluctant Rabin to take the blood-stained hand of Yasser Arafat on September 13, 1993 the Mississippi River overflowed its banks in what was called “a five-hundred year flood.”
“And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)
“The magnitude and severity of this flood event was simply over-whelming, and it ranks as one of the greatest natural disasters ever to hit the United States. Approximately 600 river forecast points in the Midwestern United States were above flood stage at the same time.
Nearly 150 major rivers and tributaries were affected. It was certainly the largest and most significant flood event ever to occur in the United States.”
Here we are almost twenty-years later, with an American president calling for the division of Jerusalem and supporting the creation of a Jew-free Palestinian state in Biblical Samaria and Judea.
And that’s exactly the interval between five-hundred year floods in the American Midwest, too.
I don’t believe in coincidences.
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