Israel Smacks Down Syria & Russia;ADVANCED Russian Hardware Destroyed.Assists America Too.What’s The Calculus?Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

{re-blogged at Islam Exposed}

{re-blogged at Jews Down Under}

MANY have heard about the IAF’s lighting strikes into Syria, especially over the last few years. As always, they are not for nothing, irrespective of the whining from assorted (near and far) foes. Guaranteed, they are not training exercises to prove their mettle. That ship has sailed. In fact, the only air force that can compete with the IAF (at times, beat) is the USAF. {blogger’s note: this site is pro-American and pro-Israeli, make no mistake…but, bear in mind, there are various “sore loser” explanations in the link below}

“How badly did the United States Air Force Get Beaten By The Israeli Air Force During Red-Flag Exercises Or War-Games Exercises (that were not classified)?”

SO with the above understanding in mind, readers must recognize that nations are operating, as they should, in their own national interests. But it is equally intrinsic to realize when it is prudent to work together and when to go it alone, even parting company with an ally. This is a lesson PM Netanyahu too often shuns. In fact, the 2014 summer-long fiery war with Hamas should become EXHIBIT NUMBER ONE; it demonstrated that tying Israel’s strings to Obama Inc. evinced incalculable knock-on effects. The full blown evaluation can be found within the following interview. A relevant excerpt sets the tone:

Adina Kutnicki: Wolff, before we review the dangers associated with the newly-formed Muslim-American party, it must be reiterated: traditional American allies are caught up in a horrifying spider’s web through their association with the Obama administration. Poisonous.

Illustrative of said entangling, one has to internalize when it is in a nation’s best interests to align with a “best friend” and when prudence demands a “trial” separation, at least for the time being.

Basically, PM Netanyahu, MIT smartie that he is, hasn’t figured out this seemingly simple calculus. Along this trajectory, through his joined-at-the-hip actions with Barack HUSSEIN Obama (don’t be distracted by their public tussles – as media grabbing as they are – that’s not where the action/collusion is) Israel now finds herself “involved” with Sunni jihadists, the likes of which include Al Qaeda, Al Nusra and ISIS! Yup.

Trenchantly, there is a “quiet” war being fought on the Syrian side of Israel’s northern Golan border to capture key sites. It may very well blow up Israel’s Golan front. Currently, the struggle is between Assad’s henchmen and the aforementioned Sunni jihadists. These are the same “rebels” whom Obama Inc. has “surreptitiously” armed, ever since the administration entered into an absolutely illegal war in Libya. Its (hidden) basis was to arm Sunni terrorists to take over the region for the Muslim Brotherhood! Full circle.

Resultant, instead of PM Netanyahu opting out of choosing between one Islamic devil over another (Assad’s forces are inseparable from Iran’s proxy pawns), thereby, reacting to whichever side illegally fires from Syria into Israel with resolute IDF firepower, Israel is now – like it or not – aiding those who abet Hamas. Ditto, Assad/Iran have been doing likewise.

Assuredly, there are times when NOT choosing sides makes the most strategic sense. However, this is definitely not the case with the Kurdish issue. Alas, it was a relief that PM Netanyahu publicly stated his support for Kurdish independence from Iraq. As is said, even a broken clock can be right once in a while.

Stipulated, sans a scintilla of a doubt, under PM Netanyahu’s missteps, the dangers to Israel have never been greater….

IN this regard, this week’s Israeli airstrike into Syria wielded a two-edge sword; a dual track. Yes, as critical as this investigative journalist is of PM Netanyahu’s penchant for spinelessness, this go around he exerted proper hyper-muscle and secured Israel’s national interests – finally.

High-ranking American military sources revealed Monday, Dec. 8, that Israel’s air strikes near Damascus the day before wiped out newly-arrived Russian hardware including missiles that were dispatched post haste to help Syria and Hizballah frustrate a US plan for a no-fly zone over northern Syria.

The advanced weapons were sent over, as DEBKAfile reported exclusively Sunday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin learned that the Obama administration and the Erdogan government were close to a final draft on a joint effort to activate a no-fly zone that would bar Syrian air force traffic over northern Syria.

The Kremlin has repeatedly warned – of late in strong messages through back channels – that the establishment of a no-fly or buffer zone in any part of Syria would be treated as direct American intervention in the Syria war and result in Russian military intervention for defending the Assad regime.
According to the US-Turkish draft, American warplanes would be allowed to take off from the Turkish airbase of Incirlik in the south for operations against Syrian warplanes, assault helicopters or drones entering the no-go zone. Thus far, Ankara has only permitted US surveillance aircraft and drones the use of Incirlik for tracking the movements of Islamic State fighters in northern Syria.
The Obama administration was long deterred from implementing a no-fly zone plan by the wish to avoid riling Moscow or facing the hazards of Syria’s world-class air defense system.

But Washington was recently won over to the plan by a tacit deal with Damascus for American jets to be allowed entry to help Kurdish fighters defend their northern Syrian enclave of Kobani against capture by al Qaeda’s IS invaders.

However, the US administration turned down a Turkish demand to extend the no-fly zone from their border as far as Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, over which Syrian army forces are battling rebels and advancing slowly into the town.
The no-fly zone planned by US strategists would be narrow – between a kilometer and half a kilometer deep inside Syria. However Moscow is standing fast against any such plan and objects to US planes making free of Syrian airspace, a freedom they are now afforded over Kobani.
To drive this point home, the Russians delivered a supply of advanced anti-air missiles and radar, whose use by the Syrian army and transfer to Hizballah in Lebanon were thwarted by the Israeli air strikes Sunday.

Moscow reacted swiftly and angrily with a Note to the United Nations Monday accusing Israel of “aggressive action” and demanding “that such attacks should not happen again… Moscow is deeply worried by this dangerous development, the circumstances of which demand an explanation.”

The Assad regime has held back from reacting to past Israeli air raids for preventing advanced weaponry from reaching Hizballah. This time, spokesmen in Damascus warned that their government’s response would be clandestine and cause Israel “unimaginable harm.”

EXTRAPOLATING further – and despite the warning that Syria’s response would be clandestine and cause Israel “unimaginable harm” – the fact of the matter is that they never cease plotting to exert “unimaginable harm”. Israel is, as is said, damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t. But never mind. Its PRIMARY vested interest (by striking Syria, the transit route to Lebanon’s Hezbollah) is to ALWAYS keep advanced anti-missile hardware out of Hezbollah’s hands. In essence, these air strikes (and other clandestine operations) frustrate Iran’s proxy arm from causing grave damage to Israel. Significantly, said pre-emptive actions should be a no-brainer, even for Israel’s appeasement-oriented political leaders. Not only that, they are manifestly legal under international law, despite Russia’s (and Syria’s) shrill pronouncements before the U.N.’s anti-Israel gaggle of kleptocrats.

AS detailed by this site‘s close and valued contact, Professor Louis Rene Beres, in his joint analysis with U.S. Admiral Leon “Bud” Edney & General Thomas G. McInerney at Oxford’s University Press, anticipatory self-defense is codified:

Enter international law. Designed, inter alia, to ensure the survival of states in a persistently anarchic world – a world originally fashioned after the Thirty Years War and the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 – this law includes the “inherent” right of national self-defense. Such right may be exercised not only after an attack has already been suffered, but, sometimes, also, in advance of an expected attack.

What can now be done, lawfully, about relentless Iranian nuclear weapons development?  Do individual states, especially those in greatest prospective danger from any expressions of Iranian nuclear aggression, have a legal right to strike first defensively? In short, could such a preemption ever be permissible under international law?

For the United States, preemption remains a part of codified American military doctrine. But is this national doctrine necessarily consistent with the legal and complex international expectations of anticipatory self-defense?

To begin, international law derives from multiple authoritative sources, including international custom. Although written law of the UN Charter (treaty law) reserves the right of self-defense only to those states that have already suffered an attack (Article 51), equally valid customary law still permits a first use of force if the particular danger posed is “instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means and no moment for deliberation.” Stemming from an 1837 event in jurisprudential history known as the Caroline, which concerned the unsuccessful rebellion in Upper Canada against British rule, this doctrine builds purposefully upon a seventeenth-century formulation of Hugo Grotius.

Self-defense, says the classical Dutch scholar in, The Law of War and Peace (1625), may be permitted “not only after an attack has already been suffered, but also in advance, where the deed may be anticipated.”  In his later text of 1758, The Right of Self-Protection and the Effects of Sovereignty and Independence of Nations, Swiss jurist Emmerich de Vattel affirmed: “A nation has the right to resist the injury another seeks to inflict upon it, and to use force and every other just means of resistance against the aggressor.”

Article 51 of the UN Charter, limiting self-defense to circumstances following an attack, does not override the customary right of anticipatory self-defense.  Interestingly, especially for Americans, the works of Grotius and Vattel were favorite readings of Thomas Jefferson, who relied  heavily upon them for crafting the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America.

We should also recall Article VI of the US Constitution, and assorted US Supreme Court decisions. These proclaim, straightforwardly, that international law is necessarily part of the law of the United States.

The Caroline notes an implicit distinction between preventive war (which is never legal), and preemptive war. The latter is not permitted merely to protect oneself against an emerging threat, but only when the danger posed is “instant” and “overwhelming.” Using such a literal framework, it could first appear doubtful that the United States may now construct a persuasive legal argument for preemption against Iran. This would be the case even if the planned American defense operation were carefully limited to exclusively nuclear military targets.

Nonetheless, we live in very different times. Grotius, Vattel and those later jurists who were focused on the Caroline could never have anticipated the genuinely existential risks soon to be posed by a nuclear Iran.  Understandably, the permissibility of anticipatory self-defense is far greater in the nuclear age than in prior centuries. Today, after all, it is easy to imagine, simply waiting impotently to suffer an enemy nuclear attack could be entirely irrational. Even suicidal.

A  special danger is posed by terrorist group surrogates. If not prevented from receiving nuclear weapons or fissile materials from patron states, such proxies (e.g., Hezbollah, Hamas, al-Qaeda) could inflict enormous harms upon targets that would be out of range of nuclear-tipped missiles.

The United States is not the only country at risk from Iranian nuclear weapons. Israel is at greater risk. There is, however, a long and respected international legal tradition that Great Powers have proportionately great responsibilities. This would suggest, from a management of world power standpoint, that America must remain ever-mindful of a potential nuclear threat to other, far smaller states.

MOREOVER, the international precepts outlined above are doubly applicable for distinct genocidal foes. Thus, how many times, how many ways, do Israel’s foes have to declare: it is their intent to destroy her, before pre-emption (against Iran, its proxy arms or others) becomes the only nation-saving option? Ten….50….100…

NOT to be lost in the discussion, this week’s  strike assisted the U.S. military in its quest to block Russia from imposing a “no-fly” zone over Syrian airspace, and all that it entails. Resultant, it became a win-win to strike.

CONCOMITANTLY, Israel’s leaders must steer clear of Obama Inc.’s “relationship” with ISIS and its attendant terror arms, thus, knowing when to “part company”!

 

 

Turkey’s Erdogan, Caliph-in-Waiting: West Must Submit To Allah! Hamas’s Major Ally…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

IT takes a particular type of brazen bastard, a Turkish one, to be exact, to behave as if he is destined to lead the Islamic world. In the meanwhile, rivaling the anti-semitic tirades of the usual suspects – the foaming-at-the-mouth Iranian mullahs – Erdogan’s anti-semitism is second to none. Nevertheless, Erdogan’s frothing has been ratcheted up against Israel, even more than usual. Alas, the “Zionist entity” must be destroyed. If he says so…

ASSUREDLY, he is Allah bent on sending another Gaza busting flotilla – backed by the muscle of the Turkish navy – against a blockade that is supported by international law. His goal is to inflame the region during an active genocidal war, using it to ride high onto his seat as Caliph – خليفة.

 

The people on the Mavi Marmara flotilla were genocidal Jew-hating jihadis

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IHH is currently organizing a “Freedom Flotilla II”, four years after the 2010 flotilla to Gaza which ended in the raid on the Mavi Marmara.

DEMONSTRABLY, his thrust into precipitous confrontation with Israel, coupled with his open designs as Caliph, is hardly born of false bravado. It is at one with a basic understanding: yes, heavyweights in the global Muslim Brotherhood Mafia have his back.

As the “Son of Hamas” expounds: “The Qataris are responsible in part for what is going on, and so is Turkey,” he said. “Qatar has been funding Hamas for years and in Turkey lives one of Hamas’ top leaders, Salah al-Arouri, who gave the command to kidnap and slaughter the three Israeli teens in Hevron….”

BESIDES, even though other players are vying for the same top seat, as head of the resurrected Caliphate, just consider it through western eyes, akin to top level CEO candidates vying for the west’s biggest corp opening!

IN light of the above, there is much supportive evidence to the charges at hand. Moreover, as is said, timing is everything and Erdogan believes his time has come, now that Hamas and Israel are at war! He is DEEPLY in the fray. 

AND since it is impossible to blow Islamic smoke in this blogger’s direction …never gonna happen…Erdogan “earned” a well-placed focal point at a major interview. The heat it generated was off the charts.

Wolff Bachner: Ever since Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan came to power in 2003, Turkey has slowly evolved from a secular state to a religious theocracy based on Sharia Law and Islam. Erdogan has taken every opportunity to undo decades of good relations with Israel while supporting Hamas and Jihad. What is going on in Turkey and what is Erdogan’s endgame?

Adina Kutnicki: In answer to the all important question of Turkey, its position as a so called “moderate” Muslim nation and its relationship to Israel, a brief backgrounder is in order. Turkey has enjoyed a “pet” relationship within the west, ever since its membership in NATO began in 1952. And, while the honeymoon lasted a little over 50 years, not too long after Prime Minister Recep Erdogan took over the helm, in March 2003, as Turkey’s 25th PM, the government’s Islamist agenda (from a secular leaning/tolerant nation) reared its head. Their volte face was not done in rapid moves, but akin to the precepts of Stealth Jihad – incrementally, phase by phase.

It is essential to acknowledge that PM Erdogan is a devoted and dedicated leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, as elucidated at Aina.org. He is also President Obama’s BFF, and this is no secret. Indeed, it is more than instructive to view their relationship in global terms, particularly since the rise of Islamism throughout Turkey merges with its entrenchment within Washington’s corridors.

In the words of Commentary Magazine:

“Hamas is a terrorist group in search of a home. Uprooted by the Syrian civil war, and shaken by the Egyptian coup, the Hamas leadership has taken temporary shelter in Qatar, but that tiny emirate is showing every sign that they want the Islamist radicals to move on. So where would a radical Islamist terrorist group dedicated to the eradication of the State of Israel and whose charter endorses the crudest anti-Semitism turn? Perhaps to Turkey, America’s NATO ally and a country whose leader President Obama identified as one of his top personal foreign friends.”

According to Hürriyet Daily News:

“The prime ministry in Ankara was the venue for a meeting between the head of Hamas’ political bureau, Khaled Mashaal, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today. The meeting, which started at 7 p.m. and lasted for three hours, was closed to the press. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, National Intelligence Agency (MİT) chief Hakan Fidan, Deputy Undersecretary for the Prime Minister’s Office İbrahim Kalın and advisor Sefer Turan were also present at the meeting, Anadolu Agency reported. The meeting between Mashaal and Erdoğan came around four months after their latest meeting. It came at a time when rumors suggest that Mashaal, currently in exile in Qatar, is searching for another place to live.”

As such, a perfect storm. A union for Allah.

INDEED, a perfect storm is brewing…

The Middle East Is Aflame And With Another Caliphate On The Horizon Using Peace To Deceive Many

The rapid march of the Islamic State or ISIS, from Syria into Iraq has rattled Washington and Brussels. Then we have the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is also heating up. And then we have the world powers continue to wrangle with Iran over its nuclear-weapons program. All this, and then we have Erdogan of Turkey meddling with all these affairs including aiding in the creation of the Islamic Caliphate in Syria and Iraq while “deceiving many” with a false hope of “peace”. By this he is setting the stage to establish the next Caliphate, if he hasn’t indirectly already done so.

But first lets discuss the warmongerings of Erdogan and then we will get to his attempts to deceive by peace. It was only last year that U.S. President Barack Obama chided Mr. Erdogan for “letting arms and fighters flow into Syria indiscriminately and sometimes to the wrong rebels, including anti-Western jihadists.” And as we predicted, the rift between Turkey and the U.S. is on its way, the U.S. is already criticizing Erdogan for his depicting Israel’s attacks on Gaza as having “surpassed Hitler in barbarism”.

Alarmingly, Erdoğan of Turkey still avoids calling the ISIS terrorists and last week, he even called them brothers. “A Muslim would not do this cruelty to another Muslim brother,” Erdoğan said during an iftar dinner. Erdogan wasn’t speaking of the throat-slitting savages killing other Muslims, but that Turkey would not fight any ISIS members, since the savage is simply a “Muslim brother”.

Erdogan is looking more like a “king of fierce countenance” (Dan 8:23) and is acting as if he is possessed by the devil shaping himself to be a candidate for Antichrist.

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It was Erdoğan’s government that fostered al-Qaeda-linked or inspired groups in Syria and how they turned out to be a threat for both Iraq and Syria.

Human Rights Watch noted in an October report, “Many foreign fighters operating in northern Syria gain access to Syria via Turkey, from which they also smuggle their weapons, obtain money and other supplies, and sometimes retreat to for medical treatment.”

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As Thomas Hegghammer of the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment said that, “Turkey is to Syria now what Pakistan was to Afghanistan in the 1990s.”

Ilir Kulla, an Albanian expert on international security who served the Albanian President said that the jihadists from Kosovo, Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina who have joined the civil war in Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), adding that Turkey is their main transit route.

Ankara may also be serving as a remote headquarters for the Palestinian terror group Hamas. Senior Hamas figure Saleh al-Aruri “operates out of Turkey, with the backing of the Turkish government,” Ynet reported in October. And a high-ranking Israeli intelligence official confirmed his presence there, adding that al-Aruri is “one of the most important leaders of Hamas” and is “involved in a lot of things including finance and logistics.”

And when it comes to Iran, Turkey is not distancing itself from the terror state, but uniting with it. Amid global financial pressure to convince the Islamic Republic’s leadership to dismantle its illicit nuclear program, one of Turkey’s three state-owned banks, Halkbank, was allegedly executing gas-for-gold transactions with Iran. Turkey in 2012 and 2013 purchased Iranian natural gas in Turkish lira and transferred the proceeds to Halkbank accounts. Iranian traders then used these proceeds to buy gold from Turkey, which was shipped to Dubai before making its way to Iran.

Then, on December 17, 2013, a massive corruption probe in Turkey alleged multiple links between the Turkish political elite and a shadowy business network tied to Iran. One anti-AKP newspaper reported that Reza Zerrab, an Iranian-Azeri businessman, was “accused of being involved in irregular money transactions, mostly from Iran, that total some 87 billion euros.” Using his connections in Iran and Turkey, Mr. Zerrab moved “almost a metric ton of gold to Iran every day for 1 1/2 years” in transactions amounting to more than $28 billion, according to Bloomberg.

It was Turkey that helped the mullahs of Iran attain financial leverage at a crucial moment in the battle over Iran’s nuclear future. Now we can see Meshech and Tubal (Asia Minor/Turkey) ally with Persia (Iran). Ezekiel 38 is taking shape. It is crucial that students of the Bible pay close attention to Ezekiel 30 which points to Lydia (Turkey) and not Russia as commonly thought. We also see Iran (biblical Persia and Elam) nuclear buildup which will end up being used against Saudi Arabia (see Isaiah 21).

Erdogan of Turkey operates by deception, while by action is creating an Islamic alliance. Erdogan uses empty words of deception imploring NATO for assistance in repelling ISIS and opposing by words only an Iranian nuclear bomb while it condemns Israel’s West Bank manhunt by comparing Israel to Adolf Hitler while the U.S focuses on Russia.

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It is becoming obvious that when we look at the violence that is taking place throughout the cities of Europe as we see Muslim thugs attempting to burn Paris to the ground and the chaos in the Middle East, it is becoming clear that Jihadist Islam is no longer an aberration. When someone asked the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan what he thought of Moderate Islam, he sneered, “There is no such thing as Moderate Islam—only Islam.”

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Islam today is not only making extinct ancient Christian presence in Iraq, but in Paris, Berlin, Rome, New York, Los Angeles, and wherever, we are no longer hearing, “Death to all Zionists!” We are now hearing, “Death to the Jews!”

Erdogan is behaving very similarly as the Bible describes the Antichrist; while he causes the conflicts, trouble and mayhem, by peace he is deceiving many. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, speaking at the World Islamic Scholars Peace, Moderation and Commonsense Initiative meeting organized by the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs recently, called on the Muslim world to unite, work for peace and leave aside sectarian differences. Starting his speech with a referral to Surat al-Hujurat from the Quran, Erdoğan stated that God orders believers to make peace with one another as all Muslims are a single community, without any distinction of caste, creed or color and noted that it is crucial for Muslims to stop killing each other. “We cannot see the application of these orders within the Muslim world,” said Erdoğan, who noted the serious conflicts in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Myanmar, Central African Republic and elsewhere. He added that Muslims are like brothers and sisters to each other and should not betray or lie to one another or steal their belongings, honor or lives.”

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All that while he focuses on Jerusalem. “Don’t you feel the pain suffered by Palestinians, oh Muslim world!” exclaimed the prime minister, who stated they turn a blind eye to the Palestinian issue because it does not involve sectarian conflict.

As we stated in the past, if anyone is more poised for such a mission to establish a temporary seven year peace treaty, it looks like Erdogan is a prime candidate, even bringing Sunni and Shia to establish peace. Erdoğan called on the Shia Muslims and told them it is necessary for them to put sectarian differences aside and not be disturbed when they hear the name of Omar, who served as a Caliph after the death of Prophet Muhammad.

Shoebat.com recently reported that Shiites murdered a man because his name was Omar, named after the second caliph of the Sunnis.

It is crucial to note that Turkey is the best candidate to make peace between Shiites and Sunnis because they are Sufi Muslim. The names painted on these plaques in Hagia Sophia are Allah, Prophet Mohammed, the first four Caliphs Ebubekir, Omar, Osman and Ali, and the two grandsons of Mohammed, Hassan and Hussein. The last three (Ali, Hassan and Hussein) are the top Shiite icons. The Turks unlike the Wahhabists adore Ali, Hassan and Hussein.

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(above are plaques in Hagia Sophia Istanbul with visible Ali, Hassan and Hussein)

“We should only recognize that we (both Shiite and Sunnis) are all Muslims” said Erdoğan, who stated that they cannot stand idly when Muslims are killing one another and said it is about time that they say stop to oppressors and aggressors who shed the blood of their Muslim brothers and sisters for the sake of oil, gold, money and rulership.

“We want to put an immediate stop to the shedding of blood” Erdoğan exclaimed, calling all sides to be moderate. He stated that all the conflicts in the Muslim world can be resolved if all Muslims put aside sectarian differences and stood for one another. “We know that peace, prosperity and solidarity are well deserved by the Middle East and are aware that all opportunities are present to establish this” said Erdoğan.

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Erdogan is uniting Muslims. But he will fail to complete such mission since due to the linguistic and ethnic differences, they will remain fractured but nevertheless, they will ally under him in the future in hopes to regain Jerusalem.

While Erdogan supports the ISIS, he intends to replace the Caliphate by appointing himself the Caliph and is why Erdoğan also referred to the terrorist organizations which claim to act on behalf of Islam such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) criticizing them for attacking and slaughtering fellow Muslims based on sectarian differences.

We expect that someday, it will be Caliph Erdogan if he hasn’t already. Erdogan continues to present himself as the next Caliph, or spiritual and political leader of ‘the Islamic world.’ It was Bashar Assad who once said that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thinks of himself as a Caliph:

Tayyip Erdogan thinks that if the Muslim Brotherhood takes over in the Middle East region – and especially in Syria – he can guarantee his own political future. Tayyip also personally thinks he is the new Ottoman sultan and that he can control the Middle East as it was controlled during the Ottoman Empire under a new umbrella

MOST significantly, the following was noted and it was not for nothing:

SANS a deep understanding of Benghazigate it is impossible to internalize what is happening in Syria. It is that simple. Yet, that complicated. Headache-inducing.

Nevertheless, once the dots are connected one is able to see from there to here: as to why Obama Inc. not only lied to the American people, but waged an ILLEGAL war in Libya, even though disguised under the “legal” cover of R2P. Samantha Powers devised this “kosherized” scheme, “Responsibility to Protect”, to allow American radicals to upend foreign regimes, those they deemed “necessary” to assist their Muslim Brotherhood partners in crime. Pinkie swears.

Moreover, once their bloody footprints become visible, one can’t help but recognize Turkey’s DEEP nexus and the collaborative efforts between Barack HUSSEIN Obama & his favorite Mid East Islamist, PM Erdogan. Not only that, the least of their concerns are the slaughters of tens of thousands of Christians, just as long as their Sunni Brotherhood partners come out on top. Now, some may rightfully query: if the above is correct, then what took so long for Obama Inc. to VISIBLY arm the so-called Syrian rebels to the teeth? Well, Benghazigate didn’t go off as planned, that’s what happened!

FEW can assert, at least with any credibility, that Erdogan is a “moderate” Muslim leader. And if the following words are not enough, well, nothing will suffice, evidencing Erdogan’s vile animus and wildly dangerous platform:

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğanhas been a vocal opponent of Israel’s military offensive into Gaza over the last several days, but in an interview with CNN International that aired on Thursday morning, he escalated his rhetoric, standing by an analogy he made between the modern Israeli government and the Nazis.

“I completely stand by my comments,” Erdoğan said through a translator, referring to parallels he drew between Israel and the Nazis last week. “You can see that what Israel does to Palestine, to Gaza right now, has surpassed what Hitler did to them.”

REST assured, he is a clear and present danger, both in the Middle East and to western civilization. Mind you, Erdogan is Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s closest Mid East ally, despite any blatherings to the contrary!

Turkey and US relations visibly improved in 2011, reflected by the Obama-Erdoğan friendship, despite strained relations between US ally Israel and Turkey. AP photo

Yup…snug as bugs in a rug!

ISRAEL’S PERFIDIOUS LEADERS ACCEPT ILLEGAL “CEASEFIRE” WHILE HAMAS FIRES. IDF PAUSES, THEN “ALLOWED” TO FIRE BACK! WHAT’S GOING ON? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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Video of COS Gantz With Troops Amassed At Gaza Border…Chomping At The Bit To Destroy Hamas…Frustrated In The Field!

NOT unlike a yo-yo, a marionette whose strings are waiting to be yanked, PM Netanyahu veers from accepting an absolutely illegal ceasefire – pausing the IDF’s firepower, even as missile blitzes continue apace – to ordering the forces to “go ahead” and strike back, but only after a constant flow of attacks. What kind of leader behaves this irrationally, in effect, leaving ones citizens in agonizing limbo? 

NOW, in certain situations flexibility is a plus but never in life and death matters. For heavens sake. Intrinsically, no one should be foolish enough to believe that said pause in fire is some sort of deep thinker’s “strategy”. Hogwash. It is PM Netanyahu’s reflexively spineless response to this and that pressure, especially when Washington’s malefactors are in the region. 

NEVERTHELESS, within this blogger’s circle of contacts (mainly among a considerably high level cadre of strategic and counter terror related professionals), no one expects PM Netanyahu to go the distance and vanquish Hamas. In fact, if he does so, well, most would fall off the edge of their seats. Assuredly, this does not mean that they are cynical in nature. Not at all. Rather, they tend to be realistic and operate from a rational paradigm, just like this blogger. Moreover, they internalize that past performance is the best prognosticator of future performance. Thus, PM Netanyahu’s record of capitulation and “cease-fires” are legendary and unprecedented, even within Israel’s long list of appeasing, spineless, genuflecting and apologetic leaders! A humiliating spectacle to boot.

JUST to back track a bit, PM Netanyahu is like a broken record…déjà vu and then some. Let us hark to December 2012 and see what shakes out of his appeasement tree:

YET, for too many years and ongoing till today, malfeasance from Israel’s leadership (their legitimacy – qualifying due diligence – derives upon protecting the citizens above ALL else…even to the point of eschewing this pressure point or that…statesmen understand these distinctions…and it is not as if the leadership can ignore thousands of missiles/rockets raining down on citizens, thus pretending that a worthless/toothless cease/death fire is the answer….evidenced within DEBKAfiles’s latest report too) towards its majority public has been on full display but too many in Jewish circles…hey GA Assembly…”Peace/Death Now” devotees…how’s that PA/Fatah junta working out…alongside others whose intent is clearly malignant, those who can be counted on to turn deaf, dumb and blind. Enough. Maspik. ‘The Gaza (2012) operation’s ending shakes West Bank security, opens door to Hamas…..

BUT a hopeful sort would believe, that was then and this is now. Not so fast. As predicated in today’s thesis, there are many levels of capitulation and Bibi is its master. Consider the “news” of the day on July 15, 2014:

A barrage of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted southern Israel, the Shfela region and the Haifa area hours after Israel agreed to an Egyptian ceasefire initiative effective as of 9 a.m….

Hamas took responsibility for the rocket fire.

The IDF stated that the government had instructed it to refrain from responding to the rocket attacks as part of the ceasefire deal.

The Security Cabinet Sunday morning accepted the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire that, from Israel’s perspective, went into effect at 9:00 am.

The IDF said just after noon on Tuesday that 35 rockets had been fired into Israel from Gaza since Israel accepted the ceasefire initiative….

ADDING to the PM’s disconnect from reality, he has the temerity to sack his Deputy DM, all for the “crime” of objecting to any display of national weakness. 

READERS, the above is neither parody nor satire, it is the G-d’s honest truth. It is our reality, our nightmare – from our leadership!

MOST significantly, any ceasefire, as demonstrated at the onset of the latest volley from Hamas’s years-long missile war, regardless of who brokers it, is manifestly illegal according to international law. This is not an opinion, it is a legal fact.

IN furtherance of the leadership’s illegality, and to understand why Israel is where it is, the following is more than “food for thought”:

AS a matter of historical record, PM Netanyahu himself consummated the Oct. 23, 1998 Wye Memorandum which implemented the perfidious Oslo Accords!
 
PM Netanyahu, alongside arch terrorist Arafat, with “Bubba” Clinton….helped open up the gates of hell to Palestinian terror!
The late Howard Grief, whose monumental work “The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel under International Law” (having read this epic feat of scholarship) is unsurpassed, shared with this blogger’s contact Professor Paul Eidelberg, the idea that perhaps in the future, a “Commission of National Inquiry,” will reveal the truth about Oslo and the illegality of the 1993 Israel-PLO Agreement. 
 
Until then, if any PM revealed that truth about the illegality of that Agreement, the house of Israel would collapse. Ponder the enormity of the above charges…

REGARDLESS of said perfidy and illegalities, if anyone believes that Hamas and its supporters are cowed by PM Netanyahu’s tough rhetoric, this is nonsense. Perversely, they understand Israel’s blow hard(s) very well.

“JEWS, GET BACK IN THE OVENS!” from TheUnitedWest and Breitbart tv on Vimeo.

BESIDES, placing lipstick on a pig will not obviate its ugliness factor, nor does perfuming it quell its stench. PHEW…So, to stretch the analogy even further to other malodorous stinks, Israel’s top leader is smelling more and more like a rotten skunk, the likes of which is placing the entire nation of Israel in grave peril!

NEVER one to mince words (especially when it comes to the safety of the Jewish homeland…nor America, this blogger’s birth home) this much is GLARINGLY obvious: PM Netanyahu, Bibi, has gotta go!! Now, since there isn’t a song yet in his “honor”, readers can just replace “Obama” with Netanyahu and the overall sentiment will be the same, even though this American-Israeli has no beef with his handling of the economy.To the contrary. That’s his forte.

ALAS, if he still seeks a powerful leadership position he must return to his old job as Finance Minister (2003 – 2005…his MIT education at Sloane School of Management prepared him well) but leave the Zionist-related heavy lifting to those who are up to the herculean task of finally, belatedly, attaining victory over our genocidal foes. He just isn’t (inner fortitude-wise) up to the job, regardless of all the blah, blah…as the mantra goes…rendering his crowning as a fait accompli…there is NO other pol capable of beating Bibi….yada, yada. Hmm. A preponderance of the majority Zionist public (secular and religious) beg to differ!

AS a result,

“Bibi’s Gotta Go”!

ISRAEL’S CEASEFIRES WITH TERROR ORGS VIOLATE INT’L LAW.INTERNAL LAWS TOO!Commentary By Adina Kutnicki


Palestinians throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The violence erupted Wednesday after a 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir was abducted and a charred body, believed to be the boy, was found in a Jerusalem forest. The family has blamed extremist Jews for killing him in revenge for the deaths of the three Israeli teens, whose bodies were found in a field in the West Bank on Monday after a more than two-week search. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean) Palestinian official: Murdered youth 'burned alive'

{reblogged here – http://jewsdownunder.com/2014/07/09/israels-ceasefires-terror-orgs-violate-intl-law-internal-law/}

{reblogged here – http://joeforamerica.com/2014/07/israels-ceasefires-terror-orgs-violate-intl-law-internal-laws/}

AS always, pretending what is isn’t becomes the proverbial elephant in the room…the 600 lb gorilla…monkey on the back too. And as onerous as it can be within family confines – yes, “it be” – imagine how much more so it is when embedded within a nation’s belly, especially one as endangered as Israel.

IN light of this week’s BELATED operation to deal with Hamas – strangely coined “Operation Protective Edge”…this American-Israeli prefers “Operation Pulverizer…Smackdown”…no matter…after hundreds of rockets/missiles have rained down in recent weeks, let alone over many years – little is more pressing than the oft misunderstood subject of “ceasefires”. They are the death of us.

SIGNIFICANTLY, time and again, Israel’s leaders negotiate “ceasefires/deathfires” with terror groups, be they Hamas, Fatah or Hezbollah. It makes no diff. And while said “ceasefires” aren’t worth the price of bupkes, the fact of the matter is not only are they worthless and exponentially dangerous – whetting their appetites for more of the same – they are ILLEGAL. Plain and simple.

The relentless war waged against Israel has absolutely nothing to do with land per se, and this is precisely why every insane concession, gesture and withdrawal offered by Israel’s (peace-obsessed) leaders has not elicited an expected reciprocal peace gesture, but paradoxically incites to additional jihadist behavior. And in a tangible realm it makes sense for Arabs/Muslims to become hyper-aggressive, particularly after each Israeli capitulation counter intuitively whets their insatiable appetites for more of the same. So as a result of the leadership’s desperate attempt to allay international pressure, thus abating another dangling sword, they have become wedded to peace delusions. A double whammy. Never mind the fact that murderous jihad hasn’t ceased within Israel from time immemorial. But logic escapes many of Israel’s “leading lights”, except for a handful. At the top of the list heralding Israel’s “intellectual warriors” stand Dr. Martin Sherman and Professor Paul Eidelberg.

IN certain high level legal/political circles, primarily in America and Israel, Professor Louis Rene Beres requires little introduction. But for the newly on board, introducing…

My “go to” expert on all matters pertaining to international law, and a country’s right to anticipatory self defense – via preemptive strikes – is none other than Professor Louis Rene Beres of ‘Project Daniel.’ The working group’s original policy paper is found herein. He was Chair of the above strategic nuclear policy paper given to PM Ariel Sharon in 2003 – and subsequently briefed the report to President George W. Bush and to current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – in relation to Israel’s nuclear strategy in the face of Iran’s pursuit of WMD’s. He is a man of great integrity and humility. 

Lou, a heartfelt thank you for being my mentor.

International Law Precludes Ceasefires With Terror Groups

Professor Louis Rene Beres

Any time there is an announced “cease fire” between Israel and Hamas, it wrongly and foolishly bestows upon that terror organization

(1) an expressly legitimate status under international law; and

(2) a clear and newly incontestable condition of legal symmetry between the parties.

This is never a tolerable jurisprudential arrangement for Israel.

Moreover, no proper system of law can ever permit any sort of compromise or accommodation by a government with criminal organizations, even, in the case of Israel and Hamas, one that might involve a somewhat less formal arrangement than the currently proposed cease fire.

It follows that Israel ought never to unwittingly prop up its criminal adversary in Gaza by agreeing to a cease fire or similar “armistice”; instead, it should proceed immediately to do whatever is needed operationally, while simultaneously reminding the world that the pertinent conflict is between a fully legitimate sovereign state (one that meets all criteria of the Convention  on the Rights and Duties of States, 1934) and an inherently illegal insurgent organization that meets none of these criteria, and that routinely violates all vital precepts of the law of armed conflict.

Hamas’ inherent illegality is readily deducible from the far-reaching codified and customary criminalization of terrorism under authoritative international law, and can never be challenged by even well-intentioned third parties (e.g., the United States) in the presumably overriding interests of “peace.” This is true even if Hamas were somehow mistakenly acknowledged to have “just cause” for its insurgency

Since the Hebrew Bible, there have always been clear and determinable rules of warfare. Now, moreover, especially since prominent codified changes enacted in 1949 and 1977, these rules bind all insurgent forces, not only uniformed national armies. In modern usage, they derive most plainly from the St. Petersburg Declaration (1868), which, in turn, followed upon earlier limitations expressed at the First Geneva Convention of 1864.

In any conflict, the means that can be used to injure an enemy are not unlimited. It follows that no matter how hard they may try to institute certain self-serving manipulations of language,  those who would identify the willful maiming and execution of noncombatants in the name of some abstract ideal – any ideal – are always misrepresenting international law.

Whenever Palestinian insurgents (Hamas; Fatah; Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; Islamic Jihad, it makes no difference) claim a legal right to use “any means necessary,” they are attempting to deceive. Even if their corollary claims for “national self-determination” were in some fashion legally supportable, there would remain fully authoritative limits on permissible targets and weapons.

Under binding humanitarian international law, the ends can never justify the means.

Intentional forms of violence directed against the innocent are always repugnant, and always prohibited.

While it is true that certain insurgencies can be judged lawful, any such permissible resorts to force must nonetheless conform to the laws of war. Even if incessant Palestinian cries of “occupation” were reasonable rather than contrived, any corresponding claims of entitlement to oppose Israel “by any means necessary” would remain unsupportable.

International law has precise form and content. It cannot be invented and reinvented by terror groups or aspiring states, merely to accommodate their own presumed interests.

Earlier, on November 29, 2012, the Palestinian Authority (PA) had been upgraded by the U.N. General Assembly to the status of a “nonmember observer state,” but significantly, the PA has since declared itself nonexistent.

On January 3, 2013, Mahmoud Abbas formally “decreed” the absorption of the “former “PA into the “State of  Palestine.” While this administrative action did effectively and jurisprudentially eliminate the PA, it assuredly did not succeed in creating a new state by simple fiat. Leaving aside Abbas’ illegal refusal to follow the Palestinian Arabs’ binding obligation to negotiate full sovereignty directly with Israel, the evident criteria of “nonmember observer state” also fell far short of expectations of the only authoritative international treaty on statehood. This governing document is the Convention on the Rights and Duties of States (the “Montevideo Convention”) of 1934.

National liberation movements that fail to meet the test of just means are never protected as legitimate. Even if we were to accept the argument that Palestinian insurgent groups somehow met the criteria of “just cause,” they would not meet the additionally limiting standards of discrimination, proportionality, and military necessity. These compulsory standards have been applied to insurgent organizations by the common Article 3 of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, and also by the two authoritative protocols to these Conventions of 1977.

They are also binding upon all combatants by virtue of broader customary and conventional international law, including Article 1 of the Preamble to the Fourth Hague Convention of 1907. This rule, called the “Martens Clause,” makes all persons responsible for upholding the “laws of humanity,” and for the “dictates of public conscience.”

Every use of insurgent force by Palestinian insurgents must be judged twice, once with regard to the justness of the objective (in this case, a Palestinian state to be built upon the charred ruins of Israel), and once with regard to the justness of the violence employed.

American and European supporters of a Palestinian State continue to believe that this 23rd Arab country will somehow be part of a “two-state solution.”  Oddly, this wishful presumption is contradicted almost everywhere in the Arab/Islamic world. Cartographically, in this world, Israel has already been eliminated. On these maps, unambiguously, Israel exists only as “Occupied Palestine.”

Always, terrorist crimes mandate universal cooperation, in both apprehension and punishment. As punishers of “grave breaches” under international law, all states are expected to search out and prosecute, or extradite, individual terrorist perpetrators. In no circumstances are any states permitted to characterize terrorists as “freedom fighters.”

This expectation is explicitly and emphatically true for the United States, which already  incorporates all international law as the “supreme law of the land” at Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution (the “Supremacy Clause”), and which was intentionally formed according to the principles of Natural Law. For the Founding Fathers of the United States, of course, these principles had already been “born” at Sinai.

IN furtherance of the above legal application, Israel’s leaders, by negotiating with terrorists (and releasing them from jail!), commit treason, as evinced within Israel’s internal laws! Yes, they do.
Article Two: Treason.
Impairment of sovereignty or integrity of the State.
97. (a) If a person commits an act liable to impair the sovereignty of the state with the intention to impair that sovereignty, then he is liable to the death penalty or to life imprisonment.
(b) if a person commits an act liable to remove any area from the sovereignty of the state or place it under the sovereignty of a foreign state with the intention to bring that about, then he is liable to the death penalty or to life imprisonment.

 

IT is duly instructive that another of this site’s trusted contacts, the above named Professor Paul Eidelberg, joins the fray…

A Question of Treason Leading to Anarchy

Prof. Paul Eidelberg

In my June 2, 2008 report on Israel National Radio, I said, inter alia: “Knesset Member Arieh Eldad is to be congratulated for saying Prime Minister [Ehud] Olmert’s offer to yield the Golan Heights to Syria is nothing less than treason.  But the same crime may be attributed to Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon – to say nothing of many other politicians who have been complicit in yielding Jewish land to Israel’s enemies.”

A year after my report of June 2, 2008 – on June 14, 2009 to be exact – PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in a speech at Bar-Ilan University, endorsed the creation of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria, and did so without Knesset or public debate.

If (former) MK Arieh Eldad could say “[PM Ehud] Olmert’s offer to yield the Golan Heights to Syria is nothing less than treason,” what shall we say of PM Netanyahu’s offer to yield Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority?

Is it any wonder that Israel today is verging on a state of anarchy?

CONSEQUENTIALLY, in light of continuous rocket/missile barrages – more accurately, blitzkriegs – on southern Israel, one has to stand up and shout unequivocally: today’s incessant barrages – responsible for over a million of Israel’s citizens running into bomb shelters – are the poisonous fruits of the absolutely illegal “ceasefire” from 2012!

Then, as always, PM Netanyahu “ceased” Israel’s firepower during “Operation Cast Lead” in 2008 (and in 2012 during operation עַמּוּד עָנָן, ʿAmúd ʿAnán, literally: “Pillar of Cloud”…as derived from the Bible…aka Operation Pillar of Defense…this is NOT for nothing…know your Bible well…), pulling the troops back both times, as they closed in on victory!

PERVERSELY, what kind of delusional and derelict leadership behaves as such? Will this go around be any different? Time will tell…

Smoke rises from Gaza airport