Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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A Hint, a War, a Rocket

by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths

Nafochu, the world is turning upside down.  Dizzying speed doesn’t even describe it anymore.  Every day is becoming a day of surprise, terror, fright, and just maybe, hope.

It is time to focus upon what (many) say at the end of daily tefilah, “Do not fear sudden terror nor the destruction of the wicked when it comes.  Contrive a scheme but it will be foiled, conspire a plot but it will not materialize, for G-d is with us…”

A World War started a few days ago.  Everybody noticed but then glanced away, as it’s not affecting their daily lives.  In the unheard of record time of days the Western Powers passed a United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing war against Libya.  And hours later those Western Powers began bombing Libya with a follow up a few days later with massive missile strikes and ongoing bombing runs.

With Iraq and Kuwait, the process took months and major convincing of world powers and preparation of the populations of the involved nations.  With Iraq and the threat of weapons of mass destruction, the process took years and major pressure on various world powers and major preparation of the populations of the involved nations.

With Libya…about a week from starting to talk about it to starting bombing.  As far as convincing nations or preparing the involved populations…till today nobody can describe the why they’re involved, what the goals are or even who’s in charge!  ( And every national leader began their attack WITHOUT consultation with or confirmation of their parliament or congress. )

What in the world is going on here???

Frank Gaffney, Jr. at the Center for Security Policy defines a possible answer…

There are many reasons to be worried about the bridge-leap the Obama Administration has just undertaken in its war with Muammar Gaddafi….

Particularly concerning is the prospect that what we might call the Gaddafi Precedent will be used in the not-to-distant future to justify and threaten the use of U.S. military forces against an American ally: Israel.

Here's how such a seemingly impossible scenario might eventuate:

It begins with the Palestinian Authority seeking a UN Security Council resolution that would recognize its unilateral declaration of statehood.  Three top female officials in the Obama administration reprise roles they played in the Council's recent action on Libya: U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, a vehement critic of Israel, urges that the United States support (or at least not veto) the Palestinians' gambit.  She is supported by the senior director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council, Samantha Power, who in the past argued for landing a "mammoth force" of American troops to protect the Palestinians from Israel.  Ditto Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose unalloyed sympathy for the Palestinian cause dates back at least to her days as First Lady.

This resolution enjoys the support of the other four veto-wielding Security Council members - Russia, China, Britain and France - as well as the all of the other non-permanent members except India, which joins the United States in abstaining.  As a result, it is adopted with overwhelming support from what is known as the "international community."

With a stroke of the UN's collective pen, substantial numbers of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli citizens find themselves on the wrong side of internationally recognized borders.  The Palestinian Authority (PA) insists on its longstanding position:  The sovereign territory of Palestine must be rid of all Jews.

The Israeli government refuses to evacuate the oft-condemned "settlements" now on Palestinian land, or to remove the IDF personnel, checkpoints and facilities rightly seen as vital to protecting their inhabitants and, for that matter, the Jewish State itself.

Hamas and Fatah bury the hatchet (temporarily), forging a united front and promising democratic elections in the new Palestine.  There, as in Gaza (and probably elsewhere in the wake of the so-called "Arab awakening"), the winner will likely be the Muslim Brotherhood, whose Palestinian franchise is Hamas).

The unified Palestinian proto-government then seeks international help to "liberate" their land.  As with the Gaddafi Precedent, the first to act is the Arab League.  Its members unanimously endorse the use of force to protect the "Palestinian people" and end the occupation of the West Bank by the Israelis.

Turkey (which is still a NATO ally, despite its ever-more-aggressive embrace of Islamism) is joined by Britain and France - two European nations increasingly hostile to Israel - in applauding this initiative in the interest of promoting "peace."  They call on the UN Security Council to authorize such steps as might be necessary to enforce the Arab League's bidding.

Once again, Team Obama's leading ladies - Madames Clinton, Power and Rice - align to support the "will of the international community."  They exemplify, and are prepared to enforce, the President's willingness to subordinate U.S. sovereignty to the dictates of transnationalism and his personal hostility towards Israel.  The concerns of Mr. Obama's political advisors about alienating Jewish voters on the eve of the 2012 election are trumped by presidential sympathy for the Palestinian right to a homeland.

Accordingly, hard as it may be to believe given the United States' longstanding role as Israel's principal ally and protector, Mr. Obama acts, in accordance with the Gaddafi Precedent.  He warns Israel that it must immediately take steps to dismantle its unwanted presence inside the internationally recognized State of Palestine, lest it face the sort of U.S.-enabled "coalition" military measures now underway in Libya.  In this case, they would be aimed at neutralizing IDF forces on the West Bank - and beyond, if necessary - in order to fulfill the "will of the international community."

Now in the midst of this warning above we have a massive increase in attacks on Israel from the Arabs of Gaza.  Suddenly and for no particular reason we have a barrage of 50 mortars fired followed by MAJOR long range rocket attacks on the Israeli CITIES of Ashdod and (this morning) Be’er Sheva.

Again we have to ask ‘what’s going on?’  What interest does Hamas or anyone in Gaza have in almost FORCING Israel into another round of defensive war against Gaza right NOW?  Right when Egypt is unstable, Syria is in turmoil, Yemen is in turmoil, and Libya is being attacked by the West and fighting itself?

There are two possible answers.  One is Arabs in Gaza acting as agents of Iran trying to start up with Israel to refocus Arab protestors on their “true” enemy Israel.  The other is to try to draw Israel in to an attack at the very moment that a Western Coalition is literally in fighting range, to then scream GENOCIDE and call for help from that coalition.

And as we’ve already seen, a decision to act could be made in…days if not hours.

Yeranen Yaakov points out this fits the navi (biblical prophecies), “first comes Daniel 11:40 (which may have just been fulfilled) and then comesDaniel 11:41, where the King of the North (i.e. Gog) comes against the Land of Israel.”

The surprise is not that world events are aligning to biblical prophecy, but that such major shifts are happening in days if not hours.

Yet we end where we started, “Do not fear sudden terror nor the destruction of the wicked when it comes.  Contrive a scheme but it will be foiled, conspire a plot but it will not materialize, for G-d is with us…”

3 comments:

quarkcherry said...

Very true. Precedent has already been set in Libya. If the IDF starts bombing Gaza, the *allies* are just a hop, skip and a jump away to intervene. Which is probably why the Falsetenians are taking full advantage of the Israelis second-guessing themselves under these new circumstances. Turning point has been crossed.

josh said...

So it seems evident that the Palestinians are now trying to draw us into a war, a cassus belli so that the world can come and rescue them (not that they really care). Frankly, that has been their objective the whole time and perhaps one of the reasons why our governments have always appeased, except when the violence became 'intolerable'.

Not that I agree. Our appeasement and disengagement have merely reduced our deterrance and increased hilul Hashem of abandonning land, the frequent harassment of settlers, and even more talk of abandonning land.

The Arab in Gaza had their revolution when they kicked the PLO out and got Hamas to rule, so if only the west would see this as the what is going to happen with the other Arab countries going through changes, they would thank us instead.

Believers the Sons of Believers said...

Just read this in Tehilim today, refering to the nations of the world when they try to do this. Chapter 2 "He who sits in Heaven will laugh, my master will mock them". Great thanks for the Chizuk.

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