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WINSTON MID EAST ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY      May 9, 2010      Email: winston@winstonglobal.org Please disseminate & re-post. If you publish, send us a copy. Many of our articles appear in www.freeman.org; JewishIndy.com.
 
TRADING ISRAEL FOR OIL?
by Emanuel A. Winston,
Freeman Center Middle East Analyst & Commentator

We have watched numerous American Presidents anxious to trade Israel’s safety into the hands of Arab Islamist Jihadis (warriors for Islam) for the oil under their feet. To be clear, my reference is to the greedy men and women who have achieved high office representing America but, actually engaging in nefarious deals with Muslim Terrorist tyrants to subvert the Jewish Nation/State of Israel.

Don’t confuse this with most Americans who support Israel and understand that the Islamists have proven their hatred for America and all "infidels" (non-Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Bahais, etc.).
The greedy who float into the Presidency are not truly Americans but, deal-makers who not only are willing to compromise our dedicated allies - like Israel - but, seem just as willing to subvert and trade America’s safety to oil-bearing Muslims.
In my mind’s eye, I can see G-d saying: "So, you want oil, I will give you oil."
G-d gave us the natural basin of the Gulf of Mexico with its abundance o f seafood, estuaries where fish breed, the grass borders where every sort of bird can nest and reproduce.
What G-d gives, G-d can take back.
So, our greedy Presidents want oil at any price and show a craven willingness to sacrifice the Jewish people and their tiny State in trade for that oil. Now, in a virtual instant, the deep reservoirs of oil coat the sea-bed, killing all natural life and the fish so important to our food supply.
The lighter oil has spread a sheen of petroleum across the surface of the Gulf waters, already making it into the barrier islands blown by the winds. The heavier, thick, black crude is following on the currents which will coat the sea floor and the white sand beaches edging the Gulf.
No more work for the fishing boats, no more tourists - even to the coasts of Florida - possibly, even to the Florida Keys and up the East Coast of America destroying their fisheries, beaches and hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Once again, the researchers are digging around the shores where the tanker Exxon Valdez spilled millions of gallons of crude. As they put a shovel into the sand and pebbles within a few inches of the surface, they find thick layers of crude oil, smelling just as it did in the tanks of the ship that spilled it.
As a relevant aside, there are oil fields in Africa where the drillers have caused misery and death to the villagers in an on-going war against the land and the people to get the black stuff out of the ground. The natives call the crude oil the "Devil’s Excrement".
We are told that, on average, only a ‘low’ percentage of wells blow-out or ships spill their loads of oil. The problem is that even when that ‘low’ is only 1%, the oil spreads equal a thousand, perhaps a million percent from the 1% incident.
So, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama and the greedy Presidents before you, all of you want oil and seem willing to sacrifice Israel for it. Clearly, G-d is giving you and your advisors just what you asked for but, all of America is paying a deadly price. It seems your legacy in history is that anything you are near, anything you touch is doomed to die.
The Gulf of Mexico will remain a polluted pond for decades. Any seafood coming out of those waters will be contaminated even if you pass new standards, accepting higher quantities of petroleum contamination.
That ‘trick’ has been done before when America’s overseeing institutions accepted higher levels of mercury and other contaminants which were found in the Great Lakes fish and the once pristine rivers and lakes in Canada.
The native Indians in Canada whose diet was primarily fish were told they could only eat one fish a week, especially pregnant women and children. The pollution experts of Canada could not have whole tribes of Indians or Eskimos dying off from contamination and loose political advice.
We "native Americans" were told our bodies could safely absorb these contaminants - or, at least, we get used to them. I just heard that a Nuclear Power Plant in Southern New Jersey has been leaking radioactive cooling water deep into New Jersey’s aquifer that supplies most of that state with its drinking water.
The corrupt and venal leaders of our nation and the ruthless corporations that bribe them have poisoned the land, air, water and the people - because the cash flow was their god and too good to pass up.
Well now, the real G-d is taking back what He once loaned us. Perhaps the last straw in His vaunted patience was sacrificing His Jewish messengers for what was never theirs to sacrifice but, only on loan.
As Pharaoh didn’t believe in the advancing plagues, thus finally sacrificing his nation of Egypt to grinding poverty - even to this day.
So too are you, Mr. Obama, destroying the American nation with your personal greed and hatred for the nation of Israel. But, like Pharaoh, your heart is hardened as we wait the next and perhaps greater catastrophes in the long string of plagues we have already endured.
So, you want oil, Mr. Obama? Now you have oil!
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WHY DO THE ‘OTHER’ PEOPLES HATE THE JEWS?
by Emanuel A. Winston,
Freeman Center Middle East Analyst & Commentator
 
For several thousand years we Jews have had to suffer extraordinary hatred from all quarters. What was our great error that triggered this pathological rage when even the most bestial terrorists are given barely a passing glance?
Apparently, we Jews brought into view what humanity did not want. We brought to earth a G-d who displaced the myriad panoply of pagan gods held in great esteem by the pagan peoples and by their village shamans or priests. This new One G-d demanded that humans restrain their worst behavior and cruelty.
Since they, the priest cults, were not able to voice their complaints directly to this new G-d, they turned their rage against His messengers, the Jewish people.
The Jews had voluntarily agreed to be a "Light Unto The Nations" within the Covenant G-d made with the Jewish people. The families and descendants of Abraham, Moses and the Prophets were merely to live the life of Torah and to set an example as a "Light Unto the Nations". G-d chose the Jews because we agreed to follow His Commandments and Laws which He gave them on Mt. Sinai.
The pagan priest cults hated the restraints of One Invisible G-d and that hatred was passed on to the Jewish people. The pagan priests couldn’t compete with this new invisible omnipotent G-d. Some attributes of the One Invisible G-d were adopted while the ‘others’ tried creating modified versions of this One G-d.
Primitive man feared and worshiped all things he could not understand. Through to the present, fear and religion played a deep role in this behavior of man. From whole civilizations down to the smallest local village, the priest cults set the rules. Their custom was to have many gods to please and appease. Sometimes they engaged in human sacrifice, throwing virgins or children to their gods. They prayed for weather to get a good crops, victory in war, fertile wives, healthy children. Their many gods had a significant role in what humans thought the gods could give them.
The most important benefit they sought was that the gods would allow man to be alive after his death. Thus the creative rituals of burials, as practiced by the Egyptians for instance, was to send their dead kings to an after-life with food, wives, riches and to preserve them with mummification in order to arrive - ready to live again in the next world. Every civilization had their own rituals to appease their gods, particularly when marching to war.
But, something happened that sent a shock through the accustomed system. The new idea of there being only One Supreme Power, in effect, diminished the status of the priest cults and the myriads of gods they served.
It began with the leadership of a prophetic visionary, Avraham, who had the belief that there was only One G-d. His belief was confirmed by that One G-d. In time, through teachings of the ancient Prophets guided by Torah, the Hebrew people did, indeed, become a "Light Unto The Nations" an example of how mankind should conduct his life.
At this point, there developed a conflict. The idea of One G-d was gaining acceptance by the pagans, coupled with resentment. Why should an insignificant tribe of Jews claim a special relationship with the new One and Only G-d? Although the Jews did not press the pagan tribes to convert to Torah Laws and abandon their worship of their deities, nevertheless, the mere presence of a people who lived by what came to be known as the 10 Commandments and the 613 "Mitzvot" (Good Deeds - the Laws that Jews should live by) challenged their own pagan beliefs. The Jews’ personal conduct was their "Light Unto The Nations".
Why should the greater civilizations in size and power be demoted to line up behind the Jews for the privileges that should rightfully be theirs and theirs alone? Although the Jews did not claim such privileges over all others, nevertheless, other religious cults developed the ideology that somehow they should be superior and be granted the most prized rewards of "Life After Death". If, indeed, the Jews had this secret, then it must be taken from them.
While there was considerable reluctance to give up the pagan rituals of their past practices of worshiping multiple deities, be they animals, trees, mythical gods in the Roman and Greek tradition - such as sun and moon gods, idols - nevertheless, the One G-d of the Jews took hold.
But, even then the priest cults managed to keep some of their pagan practices, mixed in with the new acceptance of One G-d. The Jews, however, did not change their way of worship, guided by the Laws of Torah as given to the Jewish people by G-d on Mt. Sinai. Nor did they proselytize and try to convert others. They lived simply within their assigned role to be a "Light Unto The Nations" and for that, they were hated.
The Nations, the ‘other’ peoples - having accumulated whatever they could build, conquer, gathering wealth - wanted more. The priest cults promised them more IF they followed whatever rituals and appeasements to their panoply of gods. Mostly, they promised what they could not deliver. How could they promise a glorious life after death IF they followed incantations, giving money to the priests to build a large building with soaring spires and vaulted ceilings that will surely please their gods?
There was, of course, the suspicion that the Jews were somehow first in line for what Christians call resurrection or life-after-death. Why should the Jews have this privilege when new and better religions should serve the One G-d and expropriate the Covenant G-d made with the Jews?
A war against the Jews began with what we today call propaganda or demonization. The priest cults may have reluctantly accepted the concept of One G-d but, that did not mean they had to accept G-d’s Jewish messengers.
Clearly, in their estimation, this One G-d might have made an error in choosing Jews to be a "Light Unto The Nations".
How could G-d possibly select a group or tribe of Hebrews over all others?
Were not great civilizations more justified in being the Chosen People?
Were they not richer, more powerful, had greater armies and had conquered more people?
Did they not have more gods, more idols to worship?
How dare these upstart Jews ignore the many gods offered them to join the new ways!
The rage of the priest cults was passed down to the people. Jews were to be hated as "imposters" as G-d’s servants on earth. Soon the myth developed and grew -that Jews were somehow responsible for whatever happened on the planet that negatively affected the people. Poor crop yields, drought, famine....plagues like the bubonic plague of black death were certainly blamed on the Jews.
Then came the canards of blood libel. This demonization of the Jews was only limited to the imagination of the Church clerics.
Surely the Jewish ritual of bathing before the Sabbath and washing before eating was a dangerous, alien ritual. However, it seems that the Jewish ritual of washing helped the Jews stay clean which improved their health over all and, therefore, fewer died of the Plagues and other common illnesses.
Then what became "the Church", led by the apostate Jews, Saul, who changed his name to Paul and ‘borrowed’ a Jew as the Messiah and lord. As in all pagan, sacrificial cults, the killing of Jews became their custom and ritual to please their adopted Jewish lord.
Surely, the Jew Jesus would bless them with a life-after-death if they could either manage to convince Jews that Jesus was a man-child of the One G-d and the Messiah for whom the Jews have been waiting.
But, if they (the Jews) did not accept this mandate, then they were to be disposed of. Killing off the family of Jesus seemed to present no ethical or moral conundrum to the priest cults, particularly since they produced the blood libels that demonized the Jews and supported ages of murder.
Both Christianity from the year 1 C.E. (Common Era) and Islam 632 C.E. took parallel patterns in denying the Jew, calling the Jews a threat.
However, human sacrifice really never left the way of the pagans. Muslims kill Jews, Christian and all "Infidels" (non-Muslims). Nothing has changed. Remember - Most Muslims are not terrorists; however, almost all Terrorists in the last 50 years have been Muslims. (1)
Clearly, the Jews must give up their claims to G-d’s Covenant so the Christians and Muslims can fight it out to be the "last warrior standing", then they would be justified to submit their petition to G-d to be His sole representative on the Planet - and then, perhaps the Universe.
It is now 2010 and we observe a black President, following both the Christian and Muslim tracks of demonizing the Jewish Nation/State of Israel and her people. That Jews have contributed to mankind’s well-being in massive disproportion to their small numbers is regarded as ‘irrelevant’.
We observe American students on University campuses, marching like Adolph Hitler’s brown-shirts, enraged that there is a State of Israel. The Christian nations of Europe who gathered to assist Hitler in a genocidal massacre of their Jews once again are ramping up their anger against Israel as if they have discovered why their civilizations are failing.
While there are many who disbelieve in G-d’s Retribution, one is struck by the actions of a volcano in Iceland, spewing toxic ash - which covered the continent of Europe - just 70 years after the Holocaust left a mass graveyard in Europe holding the ashes of 6 million Jews.
We observed a similar spewing forth of crude oil, filling the Gulf of Mexico just last week, covering its shorelines, destroying fisheries - perhaps for decades. Breeding estuaries for fish, birds, turtles and other creatures - as well as tourist beaches - upon which men depend for their living may be contaminated for years to come.
Perhaps it’s merely coincidental that as President Barack Hussein Obama and the European countries join with the Ishmaelites in planning to eliminate the Jewish State, global catastrophe stalks their nations.
Money fails, violent weather, awakening the earth’s core to cause earthquakes and volcanoes demonstrate how fragile we are and so easily eliminated.
Perhaps those hostile to the Jewish people and their Nation/State of Israel will arrive in the world to come in the chaos of utter blackness and wonder what they have done to deserve such pain.
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1. REMEMBER!!
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103, 12/21/88
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 2/26/93
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon, 10/23/83
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of Khobar Towers, U.S. Barracks Saudi Arabia, 6/25/88
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of U.S. Embassies-Nairobi & Dar es Salaam, Africa, 8/10/98
REMEMBER the MUSLIM attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon & (probably) the White House or Congress on 9/11/01
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombings of 4 commuter trains in Madrid 3/11/04
REMEMBER the MUSLIM murders of at least 368 children in Beslan, Russia 9/1/04
AND, PLEASE REMEMBER the MUSLIM murders of at least 1500 Israelis since Oslo was signed 9/13/93, with tens of thousands wounded - many maimed for life!
REMEMBER all the AMERICANS and others whose lives were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks.
REMEMBER: Islamic Terrorists Have Carried Out More Than 15,247 deadly terror attacks since 9/11/01. [TheReligionofPeace.com]