Saturday, May 28, 2011

In Memory

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Never forget their sacrifices.  Not only on Memorial Day, but everyday.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

How To Destroy A Friendship

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

 Friendship is defined as:  A friendly feeling or disposition.  Yet in the last week we have witnessed President Barack Hussein Obama destroy the special relationship the United States has had with Israel.  A relationship based on mutual trust, understanding, and respect.  As of Thursday, all that is now a one-way street, with Israel being the friend and the United States actively and openly working to destroy the tiny Jewish state.

In doing this without condemning the violence perpetrated towards Israel, the official indoctrination of Anti-Semitism into the minds of Arab children, the rewriting of history with the purpose of distorting and obliterating the presence of the Jewish people from the Land of Israel, and finally the daily calls for the destruction of the State of Israel has displayed to the world (And especially Jewish voters.) that the United States is no longer a full partner with Israel but just one of many who condemn the Jewish state.

This has left Israel with very few options.  They can no longer trust the United States to veto resolutions in the Security Council that condemn it for any whim the Arab/Muslim world decides to invent.  And let us face it, these idiots invent so many things against the only beacon of freedom in the Middle East.

On Thursday President Obama was 45 minutes late in addressing the State Department in his second major address to the Muslim world.  He was on the phone with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel who was vainly trying to get him to remove the  passage:  1967 borders.   This Obama did not do, nor was he going to.  In doing this, President Obama has effectively backed the Israelis into a corner.  They cannot return to the Auschwitz Borders, nor can they use it as the starting base in negotiations.

Without condemning Hamas for the rocket fire into Southern Israel, or Fatah for the murder of Israelis (Especially the slaughter of the Fogel family.), President Obama has effectively turned the Foreign Policy of the United States in a 180 degree turn away from Israel.

This is leaving President Obama with a problem here at home.  To be exact a Jewish Problem here at home.  While in 2008 President Obama received over 78% of the Jewish vote, today that support is down to 55% (The exact same number that Jimmy Carter received in 1980.) and it is dropping.  While in 2008 the Obama campaign found that their major donors were Jews, today donations from The Tribe is down 60%.  The more President Obama's foreign policy turns away from Israel and towards the Muslim world, the more Jews will desert him in favor of a candidate that is more appealing to their values.  In an economy that is doing well, with low gas prices, this wouldn't even be an issue.  As we know the economy is going to hell in a handbasket, gas is rising out of sight, and this is now a big issue with the Jewish voters.

As for what Israel will do.  Sources in the Israeli government have remarked that they are looking for a new partner.  A new friend.  Russia, France and Great Britain are no friends.  Their record of official anti-Semitism for centuries destroys that idea.  Instead the Israelis are sending out feelers towards China.  China needs a source of high technology.  While the Arabs have oil in abundance, they are very low on the Leaders of Technology scale.  And while Israel is very short on oil, it is a Leader in Technology (In robotics it will surpass the United States and Japan by 2015.).  China will be able to buy oil from anyone, but gaining the technological advantage takes more than money.  Takes a willing partner to help them.

It is a shame that the United States under the "leadership" of Barack Hussein Obama has destroyed the friendship between Israel and the United States and may have helped China become a technological giant by forcing a friendship between Israel and China.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Netanyahu Schools Obama

Gary Fouse

"Revenge is a plate best served cold"

.......As President Obama learned to his chagrin today during the joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. In the wake of his previous treatment by Obama in the White House and the President's statement this week about those pre-1967 borders, Netanyahu was clearly in no mood for any more.

After Obama gave his opening remarks, Netanyahu began his own. He followed the rules of diplomatic speak in front of the press. But in no time, he was leaning in and facing Obama and telling him in polite but no uncertain terms that Israel would not even consider going back to the (indefensible) pre-1967 borders. He also made it clear to Obama and the world that there would be no accepting the descendants of the 1948 Palestinian refugees and no negotiation with that terrorist entity known as Hamas.

It was akin to Churchill giving the facts of life to Chamberlain.

If you read body language, you would conclude that Obama, leaning back with his legs crossed, was not enjoying the experience. He was probably simmering with anger inside. His own words about his concern for Israel's security indicate he probably gave ground to Netanyahu during their private talk.

Netanyahu, a man who has been fighting for his country's survival since Obama was in diapers, had to wait a long time to repay the brash American president for his previous show of disrespect.

It was worth it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The 3 NOs vs. The 5 Conditions

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

Heads of state from eight Arab countries attended a summit conference in Khartoum, Sudan held from August 29 to September 1, 1967. The meeting formulated the Arab consensus that formed the basis of the policies of most Arab states participating in the conflict with Israel until the Yom Kippur War of 1973. The resolution adopted September 1, 1967 called for the continued struggle against Israel, the creation of a fund to assist the economics of Egypt and Jordan, the lifting of an Arab oil boycott against the West and a new agreement to end the war in Yemen.

The text of the agreement reads as follows:
  1. The conference has affirmed the unity of Arab ranks, the unity of joint action and the need for coordination and for the elimination of all differences. The Kings, Presidents and representatives of the other Arab Heads of State at the conference have affirmed their countries' stand by an implementation of the Arab Solidarity Charter which was signed at the third Arab summit conference in Casablanca.
  2. The conference has agreed on the need to consolidate all efforts to eliminate the effects of the aggression on the basis that the occupied lands are Arab lands and that the burden of regaining these lands falls on all the Arab States.
  3. The Arab Heads of State have agreed to unite their political efforts at the international and diplomatic level to eliminate the effects of the aggression and to ensure the withdrawal of the aggressive Israeli forces from the Arab lands which have been occupied since the aggression of June 5. This will be done within the framework of the main principles by which the Arab States abide, namely, no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it, and insistence on the rights of the Palestinian people in their own country.
  4. \The conference of Arab Ministers of Finance, Economy and Oil recommended that suspension of oil pumping be used as a weapon in the battle. However, after thoroughly studying the matter, the summit conference has come to the conclusion that the oil pumping can itself be used as a positive weapon, since oil is an Arab resource which can be used to strengthen the economy of the Arab States directly affected by the aggression, so that these States will be able to stand firm in the battle. The conference has, therefore, decided to resume the pumping of oil, since oil is a positive Arab resource that can be used in the service of Arab goals. It can contribute to the efforts to enable those Arab States which were exposed to the aggression and thereby lost economic resources to stand firm and eliminate the effects of the aggression. The oil-producing States have, in fact, participated in the efforts to enable the States affected by the aggression to stand firm in the face of any economic pressure.
  5. The participants in the conference have approved the plan proposed by Kuwait to set up an Arab Economic and Social Development Fund on the basis of the recommendation of the Baghdad conference of Arab Ministers of Finance, Economy and Oil.
  6. The participants have agreed on the need to adopt the necessary measures to strengthen military preparation to face all eventualities.
  7. The conference has decided to expedite the elimination of foreign bases in the Arab States.
Source Wikipedia
It is best remembered for the 3 NOs:
NO peace with Israel!
NO recognition of Israel!
NO negotiations with Israel!
At Khartoum, Nasser was promised badly needed economic assistancein exchange for his pledge to stop destabilizing the region and end his propaganda attacks against the Persian Gulf monarchies. This meant that Egypt, along with the other Arab states, would focus on consolidating power at home and on pressing economic problems rather than on revolutionary schemes to unify the Arabs. After 1967 Arab regimes increasingly viewed Israel and the Palestinian Arab problem not as the key to revolutionary change of the Arab state system, but in terms of how they affected their domestic political stability.

Contrast those NOs with the conditions that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has set down to bring peace to the region.
In a speech before the Knesset’s plenum in its special Herzl Day session, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu laid down five conditions for a peace treaty with the Palestinian Authority Arabs. These are:
  1. The Palestinians must recognize Israel as the Jewish nation’s state.
  2. The treaty must be an end to the conflict.
  3. The Arab refugee problem must be solved outside of Israel’s borders.
  4. A Palestinian state will have to be demilitarized and a peace treaty must safeguard Israel’s security.
  5. The settlement blocs will remain within the state of Israel and Jerusalem will remain its united capital.
Full Story
This has been his position from the beginning of his Administration with the last statement a slap in the face to the EU and President Obama.  There is no way, no condition, no amount of bribery or coercion that could force Israel into giving up any grain of sand of Jerusalem.  It would take an army to force the Jews out of it.

There should be just one more condition:The immediate return of Gilad Shalit, safe, in good health, and unharmed!

Monday, May 9, 2011


By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

When told his grandma was 63, the little boy cried out:  "That's old!"

Yet to a nation, it is young.  Although most of the nations of Africa are younger, the majority of nations in the world are much older than the 63 years Israel since its re-birth in 1948.

Ben Gurion's Independence Speech

"On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable...

This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign State.

Thus members and representatives of the Jews of Palestine and of the Zionist movement upon the end of the British Mandate, by virtue of 'natural and historic right' and based on the United Nations resolution…

Hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish state in the land of Israel to be known as the State of Israel."
In May of 1948 the IDF consisted of 100,000 trained troops, 10,000 assorted rifles, 2 million rounds of ammunition, 3 canon left behind by Napoleon (Bonaparte that is.) and a couple of Piper Cubs.  Israelis faced 5 well trained, well equipped armies in the region.  The Jordan Legion only was so formidable to be considered UNBEATABLE with American weapons, Arab troops, and British officers.  The pundits of the time gave the Jews 10 days at most.


Somehow Israel won its Independence!

Today 5 Iyyar 5771 Israel celebrates her 63rd Birthday.

HaTikva The Hope

Little Israel Happy Birthday!!!
63 + 3500 years and counting!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Circus is Coming Back to UC-Irvine

Gary Fouse

"One person's hate speech is another person's education."

Yes, folks, the circus is back. The Muslim Student Union, now re-instated, but still on probation, is hosting another anti-Israel hate week May 9-12 at UC-Irvine. Next week, perhaps mindful of their suspension, the MSU is bringing in a rather weak line-up, many of whom are themselves Jewish (sort of). Believe it or not, there will be no Amir Abdel Malik Ali and no Normie Finkelstein. Here is the schedule.

The theme for year's extravaganza is: "Palestine-The Invisible Nation" (I guess that's because there has never been a nation called "Palestine".)

On May 5 at 8 pm (this week), the Students For Justice in Palestine are dragging in former State Department diplomat Edward Peck was an opponent of the Iraq war and more recently was on board that "Freedom Flotilla" when it was raided by the Israeli Navy. He thinks Hizbollah is not a terrorist organization. I guess he never heard of the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon. Now Peck has "graduated" from the State Department to Students for Justice in Palestine.

Next week it's on to the main event as they say in the circus. On Monday at noon and then at 8 pm, the featured speaker is Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, a fringe cleric from a fringe Jewish sect called Neturei Karta. These clowns believe that Israel should not exist. More specifically, this charming speaker attended the 2001 Durban Conference on Racism, which was a show-trial against Israel. In 2006, he attended Iran's Holocaust inquiry that tried to paint the Holocaust as a hoax. Worst of all, this clown is a big fan of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whom he insists, is a nice guy and not anti-Semitic.

On Tuesday at noon, we have retread Alison Weir, an American activist who made a film called "If Americans Only Knew." Since then, she has been riding that "wave" and will no doubt give pretty much the same lecture she gave last year. She will do an encore performance at 2 probably to show her film for the 1,000th time.

Tuesday evening, we have a couple of guys named Amir Mertaban, a young MSA type, and Mohamad Ahmad. Which Mohamad Ahmad, you ask? God only knows.

On Wednesday, it's Israeli anti-Israel activist Matan Cohen, who was at UCI just a weeks ago. He is involved with Jewish Voice for Peace and Anarchists Against the Wall. A few years ago, Isralei soldiers shot out his eye. To this day, it's the greatest thing he has ever done. More recently, he was involved in the JVP disruption of Bibi Netanyahu's speech in New Orleans. He is an arrogant young twit who told us at UCI that people who support Israel have no right to be heard because it is all "useless discourse". Sounds like a Trotskyite to me. He will also speak at 2 pm on Boycot, Sanctions and Divestment.

At 8 pm, same date will be another retread from last year, Hedy Epstein, a misguided lady in her 80s, who left Germany as a young girl in the 1930s and lost her family in the Holocaust. She is an activist for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), and she apparently has no clue that the Palestinians she supports want to kill the Israelis.

On May 12, we have Iraqi war vet Michael Prysner. He became not only anti-war upon his return to America, but anti-capitalist and anti-America as well. He is a young Ramsey Clark in the making who recently ran against Allen West and Ron Klein in the last Florida congressional race. His party? The Party of Socialism and Liberation.

At 8 pm on Thursday, we will once again be treated to the presence of UC Beserkeley professor propagandist Hatem Bazian,a charming Palestinian fellow, who goes around university campuses with a road show called "Never again-for anybody", which compares Israel to Nazi Germany.

So that's it folks. Bring the popcorn, and don't miss the dancing bears.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

6 Million Dead!

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

Today is the day we remember and mourn those who were murdered by the Nazis and their allies.

We have to remember it wasn't just Germans who worked in the camps, but volunteers from EVERY country the Nazis conquered.  These volunteers were often more impassioned with their horrid task, bringing an enthusiasm to the job that often the regular SS didn't share.

We can safely assume that the men and women who worked in the Concentration Camps were defective in their moral fiber.  Whether from birth, disease or upbringing, this defect of character added to the horror those interned there faced on a daily basis.

If there were no proof of the horror caused by these defective people then I would be at fault. I submit the following as partial proof of the horror they caused.

None of the horror would have been possible if the people of Germany first, then the occupied nations would have stood up and screamed NO!  Instead they were silent, or worse they collaborated with the murderers.  After all these were only Jews. And their church taught them to hate the Jews from birth.

Those who did not speak up, or try to save one life are as guilty of the murder of 6 million Jews as those who worked and ran the Camps.  An thought to remember on this Yom HaShoah.