IT is not for nothing that those who operate in counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence view Israel as “the best laboratory in the world ” for jihadi terror – as this writer detailed within “Terrorist Cop“, a book review at American Thinker. Effectively, their modes of delivery are “perfected” via this and that attack on Israeli soil. As such, jihadi terror in Israel has been ongoing for decades on end, and with nary a pause on record, other than to regroup. Yes, this realistic assessment is borne out of a continuous stream of facts on the ground. It is not rocket science.
THAT being established, let there be no doubt: Thursday’s KNIFE-JIHAD in London, with the follow-on attack in the Netherlands, were piggy-backs. Yes, both were Islamic-inspired, never mind the jibber-jabber from the lying talking-heads in the media – in tandem with their fellow scribblers – as they intoned: a “homeless” man committed the stabbings in the Netherlands! In a pig’s eye….
The 35-year-old suspect was detained in the centre of the city a day after the stabbing, which caused panic as shoppers hunted Black Friday bargains.
Police had earlier said they were investigating “several scenarios” and that it was “too early to speculate” about whether there was a possible terror motive.
The attack happened just hours after a terror suspect stabbed two people to death in London.
“Following the stabbing incident in Grote Marktstraat, a 35-year-old man has just been arrested in the centre of The Hague. The man has no fixed place of residence,” police said on Twitter.
The victims were a 13-year-old boy and two 15-year-old girls, none of whom knew each other, police said. They were all treated in hospital but released overnight…..
STILL yet, before a jihadi line is drawn between Euro and Israeli “pay-offs”, a brief recap re the warnings within these pages must be undertaken. Mind you, it barely scratches the surface.
(Video via Londonistan….)
- Indeed, one could be forgiven for thinking that London’s car and knife-jihad attacks in March and June 2017 would have been catalysts for a serious counter- jihadi discussion – never mind all the prior Islamic terror attacks on British soil. Then again…..
- As expected, in July 2018, it became necessary to document the following due to a combo of knife-jihad and bomb-jihad attacks in Lubeck, Germany, yes, Merkel’s multicultural cesspool!
- And with (western) denial overflowing like a river, reflexively, as fire-jihad engulfed Notre Dame’s Cathedral in April 2019, few dared to connect the Islamic-based dots. How could this be? Resultant, the urgent question remains: what will it take for the so-called political leadership to remove the scales from their eyes, even though their willful blindness is backed up by the chattering classes and an unrepentant corporate media serving as cheerleaders?
- All of which circles back to March 2016 and a MEGA warning to America and Europe by way of Israel; the laboratory for jihadi terror! Alas, the lessons within were never learned – not by either party, even within Israel.
BACK to the aforementioned “jihadi line between Euro and Israeli pay-offs”….
FIRST things first. The far-left, globalist-obsessed, and otherwise Arabist-loving EU funds the PA/Fatah terror junta to the tune of endless rivers of cash payments – even though they are fully aware that the tentacled apparatus uses said monies to fund terrorism against Israel! The proofs are beyond manifest and overwhelming. Despite it all, in 2019 alone, over 300 mil flowed to the junta’s coffers from the EU. Hmm. Not only that, as per the supposed rift between the PA & Hamas (the Brotherhood Mafia’s Gazan arm of jihadi terror), well, all is not as it seems. Take a peek…
NOW that that is settled, what can be said about an Israeli leadership – political and military – whose mental besiegement know no bounds? Wait and see.
BUT beforehand, to better understand what animates the following insanity, a few truths must be placed front and center.
TRAGICALLY, among others, the above trio (Israel’s IDF Chief Of Staff, the erstwhile PM, and the AG) should be considered men without chests…feet of clay, too. Mendaciously, “Bibi” proclaimed: “Israel will not negotiate under fire” – until they did! This weak-kneed pronouncement was made during the 2014 summer-long blitzkrieg from Hamas – despite the fact that the IDF is the strongest army in the Middle East and beyond!
- So, in the security arena, it matters not a whit whether the blowhards hail from the left, center, or so-called right because they all share one commonality: shrill bravado and machismo posturing, at least, when vying for political office. It goes like this: no way, no how, will we negotiate with terrorists! Hogwash.
- Atop the braggadocio, it is also the case that the (dangerous) paradox of Israeli politics is: you vote right, you get left – most acutely, in the security arena.
WITH the Israeli stage set, time and time again….year after year….decade after decade….”cease-fire after ceasefire” has been their substitute for “victory”, as evidenced here, here, here, here, here, and on and on…..
TO wit, here we are at the end of 2019, and more of the same is on the horizon. Unfathomably, wads of cash, if you will, “payola”, is part and parcel – and this bizarre “negotiating” tactic has been ongoing for years! The only rational question is: how can an Israeli leadership (most recently, under PM Netanyahu’s 10-year reign, again, a so-called right-wing government) justify paying off Brotherhood Mafia terrorists to “cease” this and that, that is, until they regroup – at the time and place of their choosing? Pray tell, who are the crazies: Israel’s leaders, or those whose sole reason for being is to wipe Israel off the map? Well, the answer can be found here: which side is paying “protection” money? Not the terrorists, that’s for sure.
Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are amidst negotiations for a multifaceted deal via Turkey, Qatar and the US for ending rocket fire from Gaza and affirming a Palestinian power-sharing agreement. This corridor to a long-term Gaza truce, while costly for Israel, is favored by its military command.
Hope was boosted when Hamas on Nov. 29 cancelled another of its Friday clashes, the third in a row, between bomb-throwing Palestinians and Israeli troops on the Gaza border. Reluctant to totally give up this twenty-month long week-by-week “March of Return” spectacle, Hamas leaders are discussing whether once every two months is enough.
Israel’s political scene is too toxic for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s policies to be credited for this let-up in Gaza violence. Rather his policy of sanctioning Qatar’s monthly cash payments to Gaza’s Hamas rulers and its impoverished population was roundly slammed by his opponents. Opposition speakers vowed to “put a stop to the suitcases of cash entering Gaza” when they come to power.
But they have turned silent in the last few days now that this policy is seen starting to bear fruit. Not only has Hamas slowed its terrorist operations against Israel, but the hidebound Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, under its octogenarian chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) of Fatah, is stirring into life.
The spirit of change awakening in the two rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, may not be altogether good news for Israel, especially when Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan is a key player. On a visit to Qatar on Nov. 26, to inaugurate a Turkish military base established to secure its ruler Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani in his dispute with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, his talks with the emir centered strongly on plans for Palestinian presidential and parliamentary elections to be held for the first time in 12 years.
Erdogan and his host devised a formula for overcoming the long feud between the Fatah leader Abbas and Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh. They proposed that the rival factions agree in advance on the results of the election. Abu Mazen’s Fatah would win a majority, Hamas a minority. The presidency would be retained by the former. This carve-up would have two consequences:
- The PA and its ruling Fatah would be given a role in the Gaza Strip’s civic rule, including full responsibility for expenditure, while Hamas would maintain its military arm and control of domestic security.
- Hamas’ political and religious organs would be allowed by the PA to re-establish operations in the PA-controlled areas of the West Bank.
The Qatari sheikh and Turkish president offered to personally vouch for this accord for the two participants.
Another visitor to Doha this week was Abu Mazen. The Qataris handed him a personal letter of five pages addressed to him by Ismail Haniyeh. DEBKAfile’s sources report that the PA chairman, on the pretext of needing time to study its content, held back his reply to the Turkish-Qatari power-sharing proposal put before him.
Hamas is meanwhile making preparations for Palestinian elections. All its spokesmen have been ordered to desist from public statements. Yahya Sinwar, who is addicted to fiery rhetoric, was advised by Turkish president to stop hailing Iran as the great champion of the Palestinian cause. In another directive, Hamas ordered a halt on rocket fire against Israel, successfully applying it to the Islamic Jihad. The pause in the weekly border riots was another by-product of progress towards an agreed truce with Israel.
Erdogan and Al-Thani must still overcome formidable obstacles before an Abbas-Haniyeh accord is concluded and the way is clear for a long-term Gaza truce with Israel. But another hopeful sign that Hamas is finally beginning to attend to the needs of the Gaza population occurred this week when work began on a big new American hospital at the Erez border terminal between Gaza and Israel. This hospital would reduce the Gazans’ total dependence on Israel and Egypt for medical treatment.
The source of its funding is unknown, likely buried somewhere in the relations between Qatar and Washington and possibly figuring in President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan when it eventually sees the light of day. UN Middle East peace envoy Nikolay Mladenov is also making noteworthy progress on the track he is running between Egypt, Hamas and Israel.
This buzz around the Gaza may be positive news for Israel, by and large, but the price for its outcome may be high. If the Fatah-Hamas accord brokered by Qatar and Turkey goes through, Hamas’ political and religious institutions will be making a comeback on the West Bank. Israel will have to find a strong guarantor as insurance that Hamas will not exploit its comeback for a return to terrorist violence against Israel – this time within easy reach of its central conurbation and international airport.
However, with its politics in chaos, and an interim government with a life expectancy only up until another election just months away, Israel is in no state for making fateful decisions. The IDF’s Deputy Chief of Staff Brig. Gen, Eyal Zamir, former head of the Southern Command, is trying to step into the breach. He is going around with the enthusiastic message that the potential Fatah-Hamas deal, if concluded, would herald new relations of cooperation instead of confrontation between Hamas and Israel. He points out that already, Hamas is showing good will be holding the Islamic Jihad back from resuming its rocket barrage against Israel.
Still, the obstacles to overcome before this happens are pretty formidable: For instance, Abu Mazen must forego his stipulation for the Palestinian elections to include East Jerusalem or not take place anywhere else. And Israel will not sanction any accords before Hamas hands over the missing
BY the way, from this American-Israeli’s expert perch, President Trump’s “recipe” for “peace” is beyond troubling. If anything, his well-meaning but ill-informed meddling will serve to strengthen jihadi terror! Doesn’t he realize that Qatar and Turkey are ruled by Brotherhood Mafia leaders? How many times, how many ways, does this need to be repeated?
TAKE this prognosis to the bank: “kicking the jihadi can down the road” is NO substitute for victory. Besides, its major knock-on effect will cause countless innocents to die in the “process.” Understood?
MOST significantly, and above all else, unless and until western poobahs speak truth to power and admit: indeed, if not for Islam’s underpinnings via its “prophet” and relationship to blood, jihad (regardless of the mode of delivery, be it delivered by knife, fire, car bomb, suicide vest, or another) would not be engulfing the globe! What’s so hard about that, unless the blood-letting of innocents is of little consequence and is the coinage to be paid for this and that multicultural and financial gains?
EVER more egregiously, western know-nothings will continue to placate their non-Muslim citizens by insisting that ISIS is the problem and bears no relationship to Islam! As if.
BUT never mind. The recently deceased leader of ISIS always told the truth, that is….
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