Thursday, January 31. 2008
THE ALIEN SPACE SHIPS HAVE FINALLY LANDED
by Emanuel A. Winston,
Freeman Center Middle East Analyst & Commentator
January 31, 2008
The long-awaited alien space ships which have been such a mystery finally landed. They are presently in the desert of New Mexico, awaiting a delegation from the President of the United States and representatives of the world’s nations. There is a nervous silence.
A door is opening and a platform is being lowered.
The delegation is anxiously now awaiting the emergence of these visitors from a distant world. Speculation is rife. Who are they? What do they want? What will they look like? Is this a friendly visit?
The main ship is estimated to be a mile in length and a half mile in width. It landed silently and rests lightly on the ground.
Several figures are emerging. There seems to be ten aliens who come out. They are quite small with thin spindly legs. They have some sort of cloaks with black and white stripes. They are wearing small black hats that look like beanies or what some call "skull caps".
The delegations start to speak to each other.
Something’s wrong! They don’t seem to understand each other’s language. The aliens seem agitated as they are waving their arms about and shrugging their shoulders.
Wait! The U.S. delegation is calling for a number of what we are told are language experts. They are trying to communicate with the visitors. More hand waving and shoulder shrugging.
The spokesman for the linguists is telling the President that, as far as they can discern the visitors are speaking some sort of dialect that seems like ancient Aramaic not heard on Earth for thousands of years.
The visitors have turned back to their ship, seemingly arguing with each other with much hand waving. It is very tense as the world’s delegations wait in consternation, not knowing what to do. The aliens go back into their ship.
In about 10 minutes the strangers re-emerge, holding some sort of box with speakers. I think it’s some kind of translator.
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Tuesday, January 29. 2008
Bush's State of the Union, 2008, re Israel
by Dr. Eugene Narrett
People who care about the persistence of Israel as a sovereign Jewish state in which Jews can live, flourish, rule themselves and prosper everywhere must note two aspects of the State of the Union Address read by President George W. Bush on the evening of January 28, 2008. They should alarm and awaken anyone not yet alarmed for Israel and the Divine Providence to which it witnesses.
About two-thirds of the way through the fifty minute address, a series of applause-prompting lines as has become common the past fifteen years, Mr. Bush made several references to “the President of Palestine” noting that he “is a leader with whom the democratically elected leaders of Israel can work toward peace. The “Palestinians” were mentioned several times (this is not new) as if there is such a people and, alarmingly for a State of the Union, their “State,” to be brought into existence “by the end of this year” was greeted by a prolonged standing ovation. There were many standing ovations but few that drew all members of Congress (Supreme Court Justices and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are among other high profile regular attendees) to their feet for lengthy cheers. As the applause mounted and continued, Condoleeza Rice, sitting on the front role center aisle seat looked around with a basilisk stare as if to see if anyone might not be standing and applauding.
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WHOSE ARMAGEDDON? YOURS OR MINE?
by Emanuel A. Winston,
Freeman Center Middle East Analyst & Commentator
January 29, 2008
We have long ago crossed over the threshold called the War of Civilizations into WW3 or WW4. However, instead of moving linearly toward confrontation as nations did in the past, we are circling toward the same end. In past wars, the clash was not only between phalanxes of armies marching toward each other but, the entire population participated. They did not really distinguish between the armies in the field when they attacked the substructures (populations) that supported the armies.
In essence, villages, town, cities were destroyed with maximum intended collateral damage. Every war had the elements of Sherman’s march to the sea. Slash and burn. Whole civilizations have disappeared in blood in straight forward confrontation.
Yes, there was subterfuge, plots in court, maneuvering both politically and militarily and all the variables that go on in the world were in the mix of war. But, in the end the clash that occurs had a certain finality. We do not have to go far back in time to demonstrate the dynamics of finality. America went to war against Germany and Japan. We fought them both in military battles but we also bombed their cities killing civilians and the infrastructure that enabled the enemy to make war. We did fire-bomb Dresden. We did bomb Nagasaki and Hiroshima with our first nuclear bombs. We destroyed their civilizations and with it the Japanese' will to continue fighting. Their purpose of war disappeared when their home-front was burning and the population suffered massive casualties. That two-front war ended with victory for the Free West and defeat for the Axis Fascists.
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Wednesday, January 2. 2008
[Author Note: Each year for the past many years, I have re- issued this prayer. Unfortunately my prayers don't seem to be answered. I know they are the prayers of many of my readers also. What to do?
My New Years's Card showed my rage and anger at the situation we face. This prayer is more hopeful. It also demonstrates my mixed state of rage and hope. I think that all Lovers of Zion have similar feelings......Please read and MAKE IT HAPPEN THIS YEAR, 5768.....Bernard]
MY PRAYER FOR ROSH HASHONAH - 5768
By Bernard J. Shapiro
As I survey the fragile planet we call home, my mind makes note of the chaos, blood, and tears. The cries of a million lost souls shatter the night in a million corners of the earth. The sensitive, compassionate among them try to feed the hungry, heal the sick, clothe the naked. One by one their energies dissipate. They try to hold back the tide with a teaspoon and then see the impossibility of the task. The Jewish people are but a cosmic speck in this universe. To many Jews who feel deeply about their own people, that speck becomes the whole world. Other Jews are irrevocably tied to non-Jewish pursuits.
May we as a people open our eyes and begin to see the world as it really is. Without becoming depressed and morose, we must realize that there are powerful forces in the world that wish us ill. May we mobilize our strength to fight our enemies until they are defeated. May we not succumb to false prophets of peace. We all want peace. We pray for peace in our Sabbath services every Friday night. After thousands of years, being victims of persecution, expulsion, extermination, and discrimination, it is natural that we yearn for peace with every ounce of our bodies and souls. It is because our hunger for peace is so strong that we must be doubly cautious not to fall for a pseudo-peace. Today none of us believe Chamberlain really negotiated "peace in our time" with Hitler. Why did some Jews believe that Peres and Rabin really negotiated "peace" with Arafat, one of today's Hitlers?
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THE FREEMAN CENTER EXPOSED - THE GOOD AND THE BAD (?)
By Bernard J. Shapiro
Please read this message carefully.
The Freeman Center has been around for so long (since 1992) most people take it for granted. Readers depend on the Freemanlist daily news and commentary. We have always had a unique philosophy of being generous to other Zionist organizations and new authors. While most Jewish websites distribute only their own material, we send you a mixture of excellent material from many sources. Sort of a one stop shop for serious Zionists.
At the time we launched our website, there were less than 10 strong Zionist sites on the Internet. Today there are 10,000 Jewish sites, many of them Zionist. The new ones came up following our lead and copying our model. They had much more money and jazzier graphics. We have always concentrated on being primarily a text site for people wanting in depth reports and commentary on the news. In the USA, academics, the military, the government and many politicians read our reports. I don't claim to have convinced anybody of anything. We provided the information for sound judgments. Some understood it and some didn't.
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Tuesday, January 1. 2008
REFLECTIONS OF A FRUSTRATED ZIONIST - YEAR END (2007)
by Bernard J. Shapiro
Much has happened in the last year. It has not been a good year for Zionism and the Jewish People. One could be optimistic and try to find the bright side of what has been happening. I am forced by nature to tell the truth in a realistic way. I am condemned to discuss harsh realities.
Some of my reflections:
1. The growth of religious Zionism would save Israel, IF there were TIME for it to take power. I fear that time is running out.
When will the Nationalist Camp realize that we are "at war already" with a PLO supported government that rules Israel? At what point will Israelis realize that the CIVIL WAR they fear, IS ALREADY TAKING PLACE AND THEY ARE LOSING? Why don't members of the Nationalist Camp understand that FORCE is being used by only ONE side which is the extremist pro-Arab anti-Semitic government. The monopoly on power must be broken or there is NO hope.
2. Appeals for aliyah to Israel are a joke. Sounds harsh and non-Zionist. I understand that. Let me make something "perfectly clear" as US President Richard Nixon used to say. As long as Israel is ruled by anti-Semites, who are more interested in protecting the Arab "right" to kill Jews, don’t expect huge waves of aliyah. As long as the police, courts, Shin Bet, media continue to defame and persecute TRUE ZIONISTS, don’t expect huge waves of immigration. As long as Land in Israel is controlled by the government (and the pro-Arab JNF) to the neglect of Jewish couples wanting to build affordable housing, don’t expect a huge wave of immigration. As long as the IDF is used as a political tool to suppress freedom of speech and the G-d given right of the Jewish People to settle Eretz Yisrael, don’t expect a huge wave of aliyah. As long as the bureaucracy in the Israel government ministries discourages individual enterprise, there will be no massive wave of immigration.
3. Israel’s military/strategic policy as been on a sharp decline since the days of Former Israeli Pm Ben Gurion and Menachem Begin. When Israel agreed to allow the PLO to escape Beirut after the First Lebanon War in 1982, the decline began in earnest. The Freeman Center strategy would have been to agree to let them leave on ships that would have an "accident" en route killing all aboard.
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