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Freeman Note: It is important to remember that Israel\'s acceptance of military aid from the USA ties its security and foreign policy to the whims of the anti-Semitic US State Department and some future pro-Arab Democrat President. Also, the dictates of other nations will likely remove Israel\'s strategic depth won dearly in the 67 and 73 wars. The moral rot inside Israel\'s establishment can not be counterred with high tech weaponry. In the final analysis, unless decisive measures are taken to revive Zionist rule in Jerusalem, Israel will fail to survive much longer. It hurts me to say these things, but I have always been forced by HaShem to tell my people the truth about the Harsh Realities they face. Wake up O Israel!..........Bernard J. Shapiro
Einstein Albert Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Einstein Albert Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I\'m not sure about the former.
by Emanuel A. Winston,
Member of the Board of Directors and Research Associate
Freeman Center For Strategic Studies
If there was ever any reason to bring Israel’s current Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to trial, it is for what he and former Prime Minister Arik Sharon did by abandoning 10,000 Jewish men, women and children living in Gush Katif/Gaza (plus 4 North Samarian communities)...and the unconscionable number of Israelis who will be killed or maimed by their action in the expected coming war. Clearly, employing Pre-Emptive Judgement is the wise course, given that Olmert and his confederates wish to repeat Gaza as soon as possible - by abandoning Judea and Samaria.
A constant flow of munitions have been smuggled into the hands of first Fatah and now Hamas. We all knew that Egypt, with malice aforethought, refused to close its Sinai smuggling borders with Gaza and, in fact, aided the smuggling with no objection from Olmert. They turned a blind eye to the tunnels, some of which were found to start in Egyptian army camps.
Now Olmert, his Kadima crowd and Israel’s new President Shimon Peres declare they plan to repeat the Gaza trap by surrendering Judea and Samaria, putting all of Israel’s population centers within easy range of Muslim Rockets and Katyusha Missiles from Gaza, South Lebanon and (after we surrender) from the Muslims within Israel’s heartland of Judea and Samaria.
As the tonnage of explosives, missiles and the trained men from all the terrorist training camps in the Middle East, Africa and Al Qaeda flowed in, Olmert refused to allow the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) to stop this smuggling, even to the point of holding the IDF back from a forceful re-entry to stop the daily barrages of Kassam Rockets which are hitting the town of Sderot and the city of Ashkelon. For this alone Olmert should be tried and imprisoned.
But, keep in mind that Olmert is a weak and twisty man, easily manipulated by the Bush regime for the purpose of the transfer of Land G-d gave to the Israelites in perpetuity. Remember that Bush intends to leave as a legacy the fiction that he brought peace to the Middle East.
On June 25, 2007 Barbara Opall-Rome wrote a hair-raising article in the prestigious U.S. Defense News. Her main, introductory theme was a pledge by President Bush to increase military aid to Israel due to the increased capability of Hamas. But, the U.S. actually plans to balance the deal to sell Saudi Arabia $20 billion worth of America’s best armaments and weapons’ systems. What Ms. Rome reported about the arms that Hamas has and will get is perhaps the most disturbing. Therefore, I will start with the end of her report. (1)
Ms. Rome tells us that the Hamas take-over of the Gaza Strip creates a veritable arms bazaar as smugglers from the Sinai easily flow through the Egyptian lines. Olmert knows all this and couldn’t care less if his restraint of the IDF is any indication.
Ms. Rome quotes Israel’s Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center March report on security data which estimates that Hamas has 16,000 rifles, 40 tons of explosives, 1,800 anti-tank missiles, second-generation night vision gear, 50 rockets, hundreds of RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) and 20 anti-aircraft missiles.
(Note! Keep in mind that this would be considered a conservative estimate - as of June 25th. Given Israel’s low estimate of what they thought Hezb’Allah had accumulated in Lebanon of Katyusha Missiles, in addition to Sharon and Olmert ignoring six years of the Hezb’Allah tunneling and bunker building in Lebanon and now in Gaza, I would guess that Hezb’Allah has at least double what Hamas has accumulated.)
I would also add that we lost those American-supplied munitions to Abu Mazen’s Fatah before Hamas easily (too easily) conquered them and confiscated the tonnage of rifles, ammunition, mortars, shoulder-fired missiles and all the rolling stock, namely trucks and other vehicles - some possibly armored.
There is every indication that, with Abu Mazen’s approval, the attacks against Fatah by Hamas were allowed to proceed with no real defense by the superior forces of Fatah. Apparently the intention was to further arm Hamas (who created Hamastan in Gaza). Later Abu Mazen and Hamas would reconcile with a combined army of considerable force. In the interim, America and other donor countries would re-arm Fatah with new weapons under the guise that Fatah (supposedly no longer connected to Hamas) was "moderate" and worthy of being a "peaceful state" in Judea and Samaria alongside Israel.
I suppose this would be James Baker’s idea of driving the 250,000 Jewish men, women and children out of Judea and Samaria with Hamas and Fatah re-unified, making up a Southern Front with Hamas in Gaza. Hezb’Allah has rearmed and is now a powerful Northern Front. Fatah alone (with several other PLO Terror organizations) in Judea and Samaria would be the "Internal" Front (or Fifth Column) - coming from the 7 cities deeded to them by Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres in the Oslo subversion.
Ms. Opall-Rome goes on to report that Hamas, in addition to illicit imports, has started its own indigenous manufacture of rockets, mortars and, no doubt, IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) now being exported into Iraq by Iran to kill American and Allied soldiers.
"More alarming" Rome says, "is Hamas’ ability to produce anti-tank missiles, capable of penetrating 200 millimeters of steel from ranges of 250 meters. (That means it can go through the ‘glacis’ - front of a tank’s heavy armor.) This is based on the Russian PG-2" – with Putin’s assistance.
All of the above is the doing of Sharon, Olmert, Peres and Livni in their casual intent to turn Gaza over to the Muslims for what all experts knew and said would become a super Global Terror base. Have you heard any apology from these incompetents for putting Sderot, Ashkelon and other towns under rocket fire? Did anyone "fall on their sword" for these extreme actions of poor judgement causing casualties? No, except for Chief of Staff Gen. Halutz. He retired. The rest are still in power, Olmert in the Prime Ministry, with Ehud Barak in the Defense Ministry, Tzipi Livni Foreign Ministry and now Shimon Peres in the President’s house.
As for the Bush gesture to increase military aid to Israel, that is all well and good, except the U.S. Intelligence knows a war is coming before Israel can really get the level of munitions to effectively stop Hamas who say they plan to kill a lot of Israelis. Besides it is a false gesture to silence opposition from Israel and the American Congress over the $20 Billion sale of advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf oil states.
In an article I wrote on July 25th, entitled "Planning to Lose A War?", I opined that Olmert and his Leftist conspirators believe that allowing Hamas/Fatah to defeat Israeli forces will effectively transfer Judea and Samaria into the hands of Palestinians. The same plan would be used to allow Syria to overrun the Golan, thereby, transferring the Golan Heights without negotiations and interference by the citizens of Israel. Some would call that treason and a hanging offense, especially for the casualties it will cause.
Perhaps you will recall the same sort of double cross when then President Bill Clinton promised then Prime Minister Ehud Barak $800 million if he abandoned the Israeli security zone in South Lebanon. Barak ordered his infamous midnight run, thereby leaving the vacuum for Hezb’Allah and the July 2006 Second Lebanon War where 4,000 Katyusha missiles were launched against the Israeli civilians in the North of Israel.
Clinton never fulfilled his part of this Faustian bargain. No $800 million was forthcoming, although that is the same amount Bush is offering Olmert to cut-and-run. Barak betrayed Israel’s Lebanese allies and the Israeli people for the promise of cash which Israel never received. Now, as re-appointed Defense Minister by Olmert, all Barak has to do is cripple Israel’s defenses and insure the transfer of Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights into the hands of the Arabs with, of course, under the table guarantees by Bush and Baker.
Keep an eye on that $800 million because so far it’s been sold twice and no telling how many more times it will be re-sold.
As a significant aside, Bush wishes to push through a $20 Billion Dollar arms package to Saudi Arabia. Israel is being bribed with approximately an $800 million increase per year in military aid to keep its mouth shut and no derailing of the Saudi deal. What is NOT being said is that Saudi Arabia, with its already vast American-supplied weapons’ stock, will one day be overthrown by the Muslim Jihadists such as the Muslim Brotherhood who will then control the most fearsome weapons at their disposal, plus control over the Saudi oil fields.
Similarly, that happened when Jimmy Carter assisted the Ayatollah Khomeini to leave exile in France and return to take over Iran. Some of America’s most advanced weapons’ systems fell into Khomeini’s hands and from there they went to the then Soviet Union.
The U.S. lost the advanced F-14 Tomcat which reappeared in Soviet inventory as the MIG30. America also lost the Phoenix missile system and that too went to the Soviets. It’s just a matter of time before both the Saudis and Egypt fall to the Muslim Brotherhood and both have gigantic inventories of America’s most advanced weapons’ technology and missile systems.
If you look at a map of the Middle East, the linkage of a nuclear Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan (with the Arab Palestinians in the middle) moving south to Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Algeria... you would have a deadly necklace of killer Muslim states.
Now, do you really think that, today’s President Bush will forward the promised money to build up Israel so she can have weapons’ superiority or even parity with her hostile neighboring countries? The bribe wasn’t really necessary because Olmert and Kadima were ready to throw up their hands in surrender - for nothing in return.
Therefore, it is time for PRE-EMPTIVE JUDGEMENT before Judea and Samaria are surrendered by a coalition of Israel’s corrupt leaders working with foreign governments to re-partition Israel and try to appease the Arabs. This then will be the legacy of the Bush family, the current Israeli government and the Israeli Left.
1. "Bush Pledges Hike in Military Aid to Israel: Arms Industry in Gaza Sparks Alarm" by Barbara Opall-Rome June 25, 2007
2. "U.S. Set to Offer Huge Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia: $20 Billion Gulf Package - Doubt about Kingdom’s Role in Iraq May be a Hurdle in Congress" by David S. Cloud New York Times July 28, 2007