Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Criminal Naivety

Mike Packer

I was watching TV in Mike's Mansion with a brew in my hand and almost choked!
I thought to myself that watching anymore of these talking heads might just rob my dear readers of my "pearls of wisdom" (not to mention saving my wife years of my drooling on the couch pillows). Unfortunately, ITV channel 2 has nothing else on but Pillars of Cloud, the current Gaza operation, (nor do any of the other channel for that matter) and seeing that my only other choices were CNN or BBC I continued to watch the lesser of the evils.

So, the talking head invited Danny Yatom, former head of Israeli Intelligence, and asked him if it was possible to defeat a terrorist organization and Yatom went on to explain how. I will attempt to recall everything I heard but remember I was fighting for my life in the middle of a coughing fit so you may have to cut me some slack here. It goes something like this:

.....We first have to hit them hard and destroy as many of their launching sites and weapons stores as possible, (so far so good, even I, the ultimate armchair General, figured that one out a few years ago).

......Secondly we have to come to an agreement  with Hamas through Egypt that they will desist from firing anymore rockets into Israel and refrain from any more terrorist activities against us. (yeh, right)

.....He goes on to say that we should then, over a period of time, lift the blockade on Gaza and start allowing them to export and import their own goods (does this mean importing rockets and exporting them airmail to Israel?).

......The imports would be monitored, of course, by a neutral third party so that no military hardware would enter Gaza.

It was at this point, dear readers, I had my near death experience so the rest of the interview was lost to me but up to this moment it was enough.

Danny Yatom is an experienced Intelligence officer and I give him a lot of credit for that, but that's as far as I can go. How on G-d's green earth could such a naive man become an Intelligence officer (an obvious oxymoron here). 
His first point was OK, normal military strategy, in his second point he starts losing it. To use Egypt as a guarantor for the cease fire agreement with Hamas is like putting a pedophile in charge of a nursery school. Hamas has become part and parcel of the Muslim Brotherhood and I'll give you one guess where the Egyptian alliance lies nowadays.

The point about lifting the blockade could only have been thought of by a blockhead.
 At this very moment a shipload of rockets are on their way up the Red Sea towards the Suez canal having left Bandar Abbas on Nov. 18 according to DebkaFile. Now this ship has three choices: 

a) to meet a few fishing boats in the Red Sea, transfer the rockets to them so that they can put into a Sinai port to transfer the rockets overland and through the tunnels between Egypt and Gaza, 

b) put into a port on the Sudanese coast and transport the rockets overland to Gaza, 


c) to go through the Suez Canal (with Egyptian permission, of course) and offload at the Egyptian port of El Arish in the Sinai Peninsula and thus overland to Gaza. Now where does this leave Egypt considering point two above?

Now we get to the point where I was miraculously saved from a horrible fate.
Monitoring third party, I wonder where Danny Yatom was after the last Lebanese war when the UN passed a resolution (1710 I think it was....it's here you have to cut me some slack the exact res. number eludes me). The UN was given the responsibility to monitor Southern Lebanon to prevent arms entering a buffer zone between Israel and Hezbollah who control southern Lebanon. Needless to say, they failed miserably. That area has become, probably, the most armed area in the ME with stores of thousands of medium and long range rockets supplied by Iran. If things get any worse in this area we will be seeing the influx of Syrian chemical weapons. This, of course is a worst case scenario but highly likely.

Now, at this stage of the conversation of talking heads there was a sudden ray of hope. A member of the panel was Naftali Bennet a new-comer on the Israeli political field. He has just won the primaries for the largest religious-zionist party in Israel and will be elected to the Knesset in the next elections. Here is a man who served in one of Israels elite army units and the youngest Party leader in Israel who took Yatom to task. Bennet's solution is so much like mine that he could have stolen it from me (he didn't of course because I haven't met the man, yet). His solution is to escalate the current action in Gaza to include ground troops to make sure that Hamas won't have not only ammunition but soldiers as well. Without weeding out some of the Hamas ground troops we will have done nothing but delay the next rocket attack. This was the objective of the last Gaza operation (remember Cast Lead?) but we were prevented from finishing it because of US and EU pressure.

Unfortunately this will happen again. Israel hasn't been allowed to finish a war since the State was declared in 1948. We have always been forced into a cease fire as soon as the tables have turned in our favor. Nothing is said to the aggressors until they start losing and so it has been in this action too. How many of you have heard that there are more than 150 people killed every day in Syria, very few I imagine, but you certainly heard about the killing of the Hamas chief-of-staff by Israeli forces. Everyone complained about that crime, even Syria, Now that's what we jews call huzpa.

So, I'll stick with Naftali Bennet and let Danny Yatom sink back into Lala land and keep smoking whatever it is to keep him in nirvana. We have to get in to Gaza, kick their rear ends so hard that they'll have to open their fly to blow their noses and create a buffer zone between them and Israel and them and Egypt so that we can police whatever it is they want to smuggle in.

Now all we have to do is to see what Netanyahu is made of....will he or won't he?

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pillar of Cloud

by Mike Packer

           Finally, after two years of consistant rain of rockets from Gaza the Israeli government has decided to retaliate.

          We have been barraged in the last two weeks by the talking heads of our media about why the Government hasn't acted to prevent the suffering of our southern citizens. 12000 rockets have fallen on those citizens surrounding Gaza in the last 12 years. This is the thanks we get for surrendering our hold on the Gaza Strip that was always a hornets nest.
Those media representatives have for the last two weeks kept up a relentless pressure on the Members of Parliament that belong to the ruling party in Israel. This pressure finally forced our PM to take action and as far as I am concerned later than was expected. The PM should have acted months ago but, in my humble opinion, was being reigned in by the political situation in the US in the last few months. I feel that the US election, with all due respect, has nothing to do with the situation in the southern half of my country and should have been dismissed by the PM and his cabinet.

          At long last, after 150 rockets in one week, after a pseudo cease fire by the Hamas regime which was not accepted by all the factions in Gaza, the Israeli Cabinet ordered the retribution that was called for. Ahmed Jaabari, may his name be erased from the book of life, was sent to his just deserves.

         Jaabari was the chief of staff for the armed wing of Hamas and as such deserved what he got. The Israel Defense Forces have, as well as the assassination of Jaabari, attacked rocket stores in Gaza plus a few launching sites of the larger rockets that Hamas has smuggled into Gaza via the tunnels from Sinai under the noses (and probable collaboration) of the Egyptians. This smuggling was going on during Hussni Mubarak's regime which was, supposedly, guarding the Sinai/Israeli border under the "peace" treaty signed by both countries after the Yom Kippur war. The new President of Egypt, Mursi, has recalled his Ambassador to Israel because of Pillar of Cloud ( the name given to this action in Gaza) and has sanctioned Israel over this "barbaric" action. 
         Thankfully, President Obama, has reminded Mursi that Israel has every right to defend itself. Thank you, Mr. President, but we know that already. We have paid enough lip service to the US and we will and should and have given them a taste of what they send us every week. It is our right and our duty to defend the Land of Israel and the citizens that live in it and POTUS should be willing to go a little further than just shaking a finger at Egypt and order his Ambassador to the UN to sanction Hamas in the Security Council and put it in no uncertain terms that the constant rain of rockets must stop or Hamas must suffer the consequences.

         So, here we are in the middle of a military action against Hamas and, lo and behold, our talking heads are back and asking when it will end! I was wondering how long it would take. The questions being asked are "why now, just before elections?" and I am sitting here listening to them and wondering to myself why after pressuring the Government to act they are suddenly asking why. It didn't take me long to realize that the political advantages are being harvested by the media itself to try and influence the electorate and I have a feeling in my gut that they have just created a huge right wing swing in favor of Bibi (for better or worse) and that their strategy has just blown up in their faces. 

         The media campaign has suddenly become so clear that their audacity will only help the right wing to bolster their hold on the Knesset of Israel and then we will be able to finally annex Judea and Samaria as we should have done in 1967. Finally we will be able to offer the residents of Judea and Samaria, Arabs and Jews alike, the chance to emerge from this quagmire and send the PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Salafis back to Tunisia where they belong. Read more!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Remove the Platform


Mike Packer

This week in New York, specifically at the United Nations building, there was a gathering of heads of state of the member nations of that "august" body. Speaking at this meeting of the General Council was "Mad" Mahmoud from Iran who was trying to foist the blame for the events of 9/11 on anyone except the followers of Islam.

This speech of "Mad" Mahmoud's was covered by an article in the Wall Street Journal and commented on in a blog site that I subscribe to called FresnoZionism.org you can read it here.

For the sake of this blog I would like to quote from FresnoZionism and expand on it a little. In effect Fresno was just commenting and one of his reactions to "Mad" Mahmoud was:

"How should we react? He could have been dragged from the stage and beaten viciously, then thrown into a filthy cell and held hostage until they surrender their uranium (and incidentally release the two young hostages they are holding)."

I couldn't agree more! The statement shouldn't have been just wishful thinking but a reality.

Imagine, if you will Dear Reader, the standing ovation UN security officials would have received if they had done just that and handed MM to US federal Authorities to be incarcerated at the nearby facility of Rykers Island.

Imagine how that would be received in Teheran when they realize that the public platform that they have come to rely on has just been pulled out from under their feet. Imagine what kind of message that will transmit to all the rest of those Camel jockies out there who think they have the world by the proverbial short and curlies.

Islamists have been rubbing our noses in our own laws! They don't respect our statutes because they don't consider them Divine laws but they will use them against us and the UN is the tool that they use laughing up their sleeves all the way to the podium. We, of course, encourage them by printing their every word in our MSM as if they have the right of free speech in our countries. In my humble opinion they don't have that right it has to be earned by first letting others enjoy it.

The time is long past when the Islamist Terrorists be cut off from any news media outlet to the western world, let them air their invective on their own news media transmitted into their own countries where they can do us no harm. The radical Imams implanted in western countries should have their pulpits monitored and pay the price for their sedition which should not be protected under Freedom of Religion statutes. Sedition is not a religion, yet.
Arab visitors to our western nations should be accompanied by our security agencies wherever they go just as our countrymen are escorted when they visit Arab nations. This might just curtail the transfer of "black" money to all of the radical imams in our lands and cut off their funding.

It is time to learn from their tactics and bring them to bear in our countries just as they try to do in theirs. The time for being politically correct is gone. It went out with the rubble from 9/11.

You better believe that racial profiling is the only way to go....learn to live with it!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Appeasement is Defeat

By Mike Packer

New talks between Israel and the Arabs are going to start in September...or maybe not.

It all revolves around the PA's willingness to sit around the table with the Israeli Government without preconditions. This has never happened before as Israel is constantly being pressured into making concessions and receiving nothing in return if you call nothing terrorism, boycotts and phony excuses from the Arab side such as building freezes etc.

When the US Administration finally understands that appeasement is in fact defeat then maybe, just maybe, we will be able to discuss "peace".

The latest offer from the US comes in the form of two large caliber ambassadors. The first is International Atomic Energy Agency head Yukiya Amano who says that on his watch things will be different. He explains that he will not be as lenient as his predecessor and promised his inspectors would henceforth clamp down hard on Iran's nuclear activities including the Bushehr reactor. This from a UN agency that has shown that it is totally emasculated and also a part of an organization that has proved itself to be totally useless.

The second is Daniel Shapiro, Middle East Director of the National Security Council who comes with possible offers of security gifts if Israel does not attack Iran. Iran, as you all must have heard by now, has brought their first nuclear reactor online. This sounds irrelevant but has dire consequences for the land of Israel. Rusia, the supplier, insists that all the spent fuel rods will be returned to the supplier...yeh right.

Intelligence sources say that Iran has enough fissionable material to make 1-2 nuclear weapons already stockpiled. So much for the US reports that Iran is still a year or two away from producing nuclear weapons. This has all come about because of appeasement. Iran and their mad ayatollahs has finally reached the point of no return and Israel is in the proverbial cesspool!

To get back to Daniel Shapiro who has spent three days talking about the offers with Benjamin Netanyahu. Advance notice of the US offers were leaked to
former CIA officer Bruce Riedel, who is very close to President Obama, for an article he published in the influential The National Interest on Aug. 25 under the caption "If Israel Attacks." He urges the US Administration to do everything in its power to stop Israel from attacking the Bhusher reactor as he considers it would be a "catastrophe". A catastrophe for who? Israel, Iran, The US, who?
I really don't give a damn if the fallout from a bombed nuclear reactor creates a no-live zone in central Persia...they still have a few thousand square miles of desert to live in as compared to a nuclear strike on tiny Israel which will leave US nothing.

Riedel proposed four steps to strengthen Israel and give it a second strike capability:

1. The US must spread a nuclear umbrella over Israel that would entail the installation of American nuclear depots in Israel to show Tehran that a nuclear attack on the Jewish state would meet with a US nuclear response.

2. American nuclear submarines would be supplied to the Israeli Navy as the backbone of its nuclear counter-strike capability. There are two categories - ballistic missile submarines and attack submarines.

3. The Israeli Air Force would receive US F-22 Raptor stealth jets, the most sophisticated warplane in the skies today. They would be equipped with all the systems and ordnance needed to strike the Iranian nuclear program.

4. The US would arrange for Israel's full membership of NATO, so rendering an Iranian nuclear attack on Israel subject not just to US retaliation but a declaration of war by the 26-member alliance.

For this Isreal would have to avoid attacking Iran and accept the fact that nuclear weapons will shortly be in the hands of any jihadist who wants them.

Lets take each of these items one at a time and try to understand what it all means for this little country that we Jews consider home.

Item 1: a US nuclear umbrella for Israel means that American nuclear stores will be kept in Israel to warn Iran that any nuclear attack on Israel means an attack on the US. All very well but the nukes will be falling on us and not on the US 6,000 miles away.

item 2: Nuclear submarines are great. I don't know how many crew members there are in one of those leviathans but they will be the only surviving jews after the first nuclear strike on Israel. This tiny country can't absorb a nuclear strike and survive so the second strike capability means diddley squat to me and my family. It may mean something to America and certain Arab nations in and around the Persian Gulf but I don't feel like being the sacrificial lamb for them.

item 3: Nice toys but after the first Iranian strike will they be able to get off the ground?

Item 4: Joining NATO will do what exactly? Basically it means that an attack on a member nation is as if it was an attack on all 26 members of the alliance and it leaves me to wonder where Turkey will fit in or any of the other Eurabia countries who hate us anyway.

So what now? In my humble opinion a preemptive strike is our ONLY choice and let the cards fall where they may. It seems to me that the world will soon be rid of us miserable Jews just as it has always wanted to.

There will be no tears for us except for maybe a few American Yids who have not forsaken us for the Golden Cow of assimilation and appeasement.
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