Trump Border Wall and the UN Hypocrisy

Just as there is not one Middle East country that will create a Palestinian state for the Palestinians, no Muslim country willing to greet them with open arms and a pot of gold, Australia has for years been trying to pawn off their illegals housed in concentration camps on the island of Papua New Guinea – and surprise – no one wants them!  Including Australia.

No one seems deterred by this hypocritical revelation, despite the fact that Australia is governed by a very Liberal government who simply don’t want the riff-raff responsibility.

Australia boasts that its net migration is roughly 178,000.  But the editing doesn’t reveal that the vast majority are highly skilled workers.  Even for skilled migrants the rules are stiff with an age cap of 50.   While Australia claims to have available upwards of 16,000 visa’s for refugees, their actual acceptance rate is about 6000 per year. Strict health and character assessments are in place to determine whether a person is eligible.

Still, despite these minimal queues, despite the concentration camps where refugees have been languishing for years, Australia has the audacity to promote an ad wherein Trump is slammed and ridiculed for his Build The Wall policy.   The ad was sponsored by a libertarian group based in the US with Chapters throughout the world, wearechange.org, and headed by Luke Rudkowski.

Libertarians believe that the way to curb immigration is through our welfare system, as in stop offering illegals benefits and they’ll stop coming here.   While it is true that illegals follow the money like everyone else, look at Socialist Germany and Sweden, walls do work, and history is a lesson. But I agree that working in conjunction is a necessary deterrent and the overall savings will be extensive.

The numbers are mixed. Despite Ron Paul claiming the Bush fence/wall in Texas was worthless, Federal data suggests it curbed illegal crossing by as much as 89% over the five year period during which it was built.  In addition, the Director for Research at the Center for Immigration Studies, has concluded that the savings isn’t a simple immediate welfare cost scenario, but includes the cost of illegal children obtaining US status and rights therein, including healthcare, food stamps and education.

Ron Paul proposes eliminating Federal Welfare entirely.  While that may sound like a plan on the surface, in reality it would never pass Congress and is therefore a useless solution.

Even Liberal Germany built a wall in Munich which surrounds a migrant encampment and was commissioned by locals to ‘protect’ those in the outlying neighborhood.

Why are walls so vilified?  They have been a part of our global structure since the beginning of time.

Deterrents claim there is a psychological price and a humanitarian duty to take care of everyone.  But what if instead of simply allowing unlimited immigration, contries pooled their funds and resources to make the corrupted, crime riddled countries safe?   Oh, that’s right, we already do – it’s called the UN.

“The duties of United Nations are numerous like providing cooperation in international law, international security, development of economy, social progress, human rights, and peace in the world”

How’s that working for ya?  Obviously, it’s not.  In fact, it has failed miserably on every front despite a transparent budgetof … oh, that’s right, it’s not transparent, nor does any country have the right to designate what their funds should be spent on, this is determined by the General Assembly.  All 193 members of the General Assembly have an equally weighted vote, without consideration of their funding.

According to the UN, El Salvador is clearly on its way in its sustainable development program which is characterized by its comprehensive and inclusive program.   The UN continues to implement and follow-up on El Salvador’s goals in its development program…

Honduras too has a UN Development Program in place which is monitored and guided by UN officials in collaboration with the government to increase food security, drinking water, education, modernization and development…

“Mexico has taken the decision to participate in U.N. peacekeeping missions, taking part in humanitarian tasks that benefit civil society”.

Given these are the three main countries that contribute to the illegal immigration to the US, it would appear that the UN missions are not reflective of the mass exodus.  The UN has stated that illegal immigrants from these countries should be designated as ‘refugees’, instead of illegal immigrants thus giving them protective status.  Gangs have taken over many of these countries, they have become the ruling drug lords, the mafia, and the over-lords.   The situation in these countries is worse than ever – despite UN peacekeeping, UN humanitarian efforts, UN aid, UN, social progress, UN security and UN law.

Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the UN is that they provide aid in the form of food – but it is delivered to the hands of the corrupt government to distribute, the same corrupt government that caused the crisis in the first place.

Even more topsy-turvy, El Salvador ‘sends peacekeepers’ to other countries, despite their internal chaos.  So while El Salvador is rated a refugee state by the UN, they send El Salvador peacekeepers to help in Mali and Haiti.   The logic is – well – illogical.

Building a wall, we only follow the security measures imposed by over 65 countries across the globe.  Is it a psychological ploy to compare a Mexican border wall with the Berlin Wall, as though no other walls have existed.   The Berlin Wall was done to encamp people and deny them freedom. There was no intent of ‘protection’, it was a jail.  End of comparison.

Humanitarian?   It means that immigrants will follow the rules of law and request permission to immigrate – just as they are required to do in most countries – especially in one of the strictest – Australia.  End of humanitarian guilt.

Obama Staging Jihad?

McCain is rallying for a coalition of ground troops from France and the US to combat ISIS, and the withdrawal of Russia’s assistance. Why?

McCain’s soire with Soros is well known. Therefore, McCain speak is synonymous with Soros desire.   Soros hates Russia and Soros has an agenda. Using ISIS to fulfill that agenda seems a plausible tactic.

Still, the obvious question remains, where is Saudi Arabia? With all their massive weapon procurements, why aren’t they in the air, on the ground, when it comes to ISIS?   Found them!  They are still annihilating the inhabitants of Yemen with the help of the US. Given the hypothesis that Yemen is a breeding ground for extremists, does that mean we are now going to bomb Belgium?   Wouldn’t the Paris attacks and the known cult in the Molenbeek district of Brussels be reason enough to simply bomb the country – according to McCain’s logic?  Or maybe Marseilles with a 35-40% Muslim population, which is now labeled the most dangerous city in all of Europe…  McCain?

While Obama would have us believe Muslims are peace driven, the districts they occupy certainly don’t portray that ideology! And while the subject of European “No Go Zones” –is a touchy topic, they exist nonetheless as places where outsiders are not exactly ‘welcome’ and safety is a primary concern.

Belgium has been considered a ‘hotbed’ of terrorism since it came to the forefront in 2010 with sharia4Belgium, a salafist organization that has been working on converting Belgium into a Muslim statehood. Most Belgium Muslims came from Turkey and Morocco. They were not refugees, they were ‘guest workers’ invited to Belgium.   Not unlike – tourists – as Obama would say. Obama says they are subjected to rigorous vetting, I suppose not unlike the vetting process that exists in Paris… Obama’s threat of veto on the Syrian refugee status, is dangerously close to showing he is jeopardizing the safety and welfare of this country and perhaps this lack of judgment and nationalism could give rise to an impeachment.

Obama’s statement regarding Guantanamo as a place for recruitment of jihadism is filled with hypocrisy. If in fact it is a hotbed, then he is admitting these prisoners are a threat. Yet he just released five and exchanged another five for Bergdahl, a self confessed recruitment of terrorism!    That is putting our nation at risk – purposefully and with the intent to destabilize.

If in fact detention centers are a place for recruitment, that would include all jails and mosques.  Do we release all the jailed prisoners within the same vein of logic?  Do we give more money to the Mosques and ask for them to be nicey nice?   Or we just give them all jobs, that’ll give them motivation to stop being so mean and nasty.  Beheading and all that stuff.

What this also exposes is Obama’s entire foreign and military policy failure.  Kenny Rogers, please tell him how to play poker.  I imagine Obama is attempting to escalate internal chaos more quickly now.   He is running out of time and this agenda needs to be well defined and in place before he exits office so the very ‘confused’ Hillary can take over.  Dementia anyone?  That’s exactly what we need now, a Commander in Chief who is constantly ‘confused’.

I envision a very short sighted view of what 2016 will look like as more refugees are created from Yemen, Iraq and Somalia.   The crisis’ will escalate ten fold, and Obama will be bringing over by executive Order, not 10,000 but 100,000 to add to the ALREADY current  allocation of 75,000 annually.

The vetting process that worked so well in France, Germany and Belgium will come to the US. Supposedly, this process takes up to two years by the UN, but the refugee influx just began, so that two year window is grossly over-stated if not perfunctorily fraudulent   And here’s a great White House statement, “roughly half the refugees admitted to the US have been children.”  Well, we ALL ‘have been’ children once!  Hello?  This is how words can be so ridiculously manipulated.

Here’s another fun statement, “of the 750,000 refugees that have been admitted to the US, none have been arrested for domestic terrorism charges.” That is White House speak for – they escaped or were killed given that since 9/11 there have been over 69 foiled terrorist plots in the US alone, upwards of 25 in the last two years alone, and probably many more that the FBI won’t discuss. That is NOT a good sign!  That means that ALL these plots resulted in no arrests – I wouldn’t be bragging about that.

As to McCain/Soros fear of winning the war on terrorism;   It is a fact that WWI and WWII involved a coalition of forces to defeat the enemies. The US did not defeat the Nazi’s, the coalition did, which included Russia, France and China. And while the death toll for the Jewish people is estimated at about 5 million, a total of approximately 80 million lost their lives to free the Jewish people and millions more suffered horrific injuries.   I think we – all of us – should be lighting candles to these life sacrifices from ALL NATIONS, instead of living in guilt for the Jewish people!   And we should be praising all these countries for their commitment and efforts and amazing selfless attitude.   Without them – these two wars would NOT have been won.

And for some odd reason – we seem to forget this monumental fact!

Refugees – The Trojan Horse of The Muslim Brotherhood – part II

Refugees are learning that Germany – is cold. Today in Syria it is 86′. In Germany it is in the 50’s with lows in the 30’s. The contrast is stark and does not bode well with the warm blooded Syrians living in tents. Angry, they demand that Germany do more!

“…without residency permits the state seems to do nothing for refugees other than house and feed them. The camp has not organized a single German lesson for her family, the mother of three from Damascus says. Nor have they had any advice on how they can access the job market if their application is granted.”

How quickly entitlement becomes the outcry. “We came here expecting …” The immigrants want food, housing, jobs, education, clothing, psychological counseling, goods, and a life ready made just for them… But the article also emphasizes the reason for the Syrian crisis is the ‘government bombardment’.  I suppose it might be coined the government bombardment if one went on to define the government as the Saudis and the US.

It is the Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the US that are calling for additional Syrian refugees to be allowed here. In Germany, the Sharia Muslims in refugee camps are targeting Kurds, Christians and Yazidis for persecution, attacks, and brawls. Max Klingberg, the director of the Frankfurt-based International Society for Human Rights says the problem is much bigger than reported and will only grow larger as many of the refugees are extremists with ties or alliance to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Attacks at the German refugee centers occur nearly daily. Police are injured, Christians are injured, anyone who is opposed to Sharia law is targeted. Rapes are common in the camps.  These are not polite refugees with tears and sweet smiles.  They want Sharia LAW.  As a result, the German police are claiming they need every Islamic sect to be segregated to different centers in order to attempt to preserve some semblance of peace. But entitlements continue to provoke animosity as the migrants make demands.

They claim they are Syrians. But they come from everywhere. This is what can happen when meddling in the affairs of countries that should be held accountable for themselves. We are now left to assimilate millions of people and it is only the beginning.

There is a video on youtube which highlights some of the real atrocities taking place in Europe as a result of the migrant crisis; Migrant Crisis, The Footage The Media Refuses to Broadcast.  Learn what is really happening outside of mainstream media reporting on the suffering of the ‘poor mistreated migrants’.

Did we know this would happen?  Is there something far deeper in this than what we can even imagine?  Agendas always rule choices.  What is the agenda?

What was Assad like? What was going on in Syria before the civil war broke out? And what instigated it?

Reports spoke of the government spying on its people, monitoring the internet, and news agencies… something like the NSA. And abuse reports were initiated by obscure people, Syrians who hadn’t lived there for 40 years, such as Mohja Kohf.

Assad was considered much more liberal than his father. He released 700 political prisoners and attempted to introduce a package of reforms that would begin to lift Syria out of its authoritative regime. But old school members of his government blocked these changes. Anti-government protests heightened considerably in 2011 after ‘the media claimed over 2000 had been killed in protests’.  Was this even true?  Was it a disinformation plant?

Assad claimed his country was the target of geopolitical conspiracies as critics said his inexperience in politics made it difficult for him to establish Syria’s place in the “new world order”.   Assad would not bow, McCain decried foul and attempted to instigate an all out indiscriminate bombing on Syria.  And as the protests increased, the government cracked down on the dissidents in order to maintain law and order in the face of growing chaos.

Who was behind the protests? Who were the political prisoners the media kept referring to in their demonization of the regime? The Muslim Brotherhood. They are considered a terrorist organization by Egypt, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. But not – the US. In 2011, the Brotherhood elected Mohammed Morsi as President of Egypt. He was over-thrown in 2013 and el-Sisi came to power banning the Muslim Brotherhood. Since its expulsion, its home-base has moved to Turkey.

So why would the US back and sponsor a group that is considered a terrorist organization in much of the Middle East? Why would the US initiate an all out war campaign in Syria in defense of and support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates?

Stickier is as stickier does. Benghazi. In 2012, Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Egypt’s newly formed Muslim Brotherhood government under Morsi was in power. Morsi wanted the release of a 9-11 prisoner in the US, the Egyptian Blind Sheikh. The US refused and Morsi organized the attack on the US Embassy in Libya with the plan of taking Ambassador Chris Stevens as hostage to be used as an exchange barter.

Could the State Department’s response to the Benghazi attacks be motivated by an attempt to cover-up the Muslim Brotherhood role? And if so, why?

Hillary’s long time aide and friend, Huma Abedin, is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, her mother is a writer and editor of a paper that advocates for mandatory Sharia law, and US domination. Abedin’s mother, who resides in Saudi Arabia, is also an associate professor at the University of Dar Al Hekma, in Jeddah. The university was first established in 1999 and received university status as of 2014, it has a 1 star rating out of 5.  The Saudis were not always anti-Muslim Brotherhood, and when the persecution against them began to rise, many fled to Saudi Arabia and found refuge as educators in the system teaching religious ideals.  Osama Bin Laden was a student at the King Abdul Aziz University also located in Jeddah.  It was through his training at this university that Bin Laden learned the ideology of jihad.

The Clinton Foundation receives a good deal of its funding from the Saudis. The thorns get even pricklier as it was revealed that the Egyptian branch Director for the Clinton Foundation, Gehad el-Haddad, was arrested in 2012 as a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood. He was a leading strategist for former President, Morsi.  Qatar, a leading government supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation until 2014 when the Saudis put pressure on them to cease and desist.  Why do the Saudis want the Muslim Brotherhood quashed? Because the Brotherhood agenda is to rule, to the abolishment of Saudi rule and kings.

But why is Hillary so entrenched?  Does she see herself as a possible candidate for World Leader in the New World Order of Islam?  Is she playing so many different sides that she no longer knows what side she is on?  Like the liar who forgets what she has said to whom?

Enter ICG:  International Crisis Group, founded and funded by George Soros.  Sitting on its board is Mohamed ElBaradei, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who served as former head  of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency.  It was his influence that led to the lifting of efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear ‘research’.   Why would Soros devlop such a connection?  Because he needed help to bring down Big Satan – the US, and Little Satan – Israel.  And who better than to befriend those that want the same thing.

Using the Syrian crisis to infiltrate Muslim Brotherhood members, ISIS and al Qaeda into mainstream Europe and the US is probably a given. However heinous, however brutal.  Merkel fell for it. Denmark and Switzerland fell for it. But the reality is, now that they are here, what do you do with them? Once in, you can’t very well expel a million plus people.

And that my friend is how you create the chaos that may bring down all of Europe.

Refugees – Migrants? What Did You Expect?

I read the headlines nearly every day, …The Saudi Led Coalition in Yemen... We read, and we accept the words, but then –

What is a ‘coalition’? I looked it up: Merriam Webster – ‘The action or process of joining together with others for a common purpose”. It is used in politics to suggest the union of two or more political parties in a joint belief. It is used in economics to define the coming together of potentially two competing companies in a shared voice. It is a coming together in a good way – it comes from the Latin word meaning ‘to grow together’.

In other words, until recently, it’s usage has had a much higher integrity than it’s current one, ie, joining forces to annihilate a country and its people.

As in Syria. As in Yemen.

Migrants and refugees flocking to Europe in the millions, mostly from Syria, or countries that temporarily housed the Syrians and don’t want them any longer. And where do you suppose the Yemeni’s will go when our ‘coalition’ is done bombing their country? A lesson never learned, is an idiot without a soul. Enter David Cameron.

Cameron made the absurd statement that ‘the refugee crisis in Syria is the fault of Assad and ISIS’. The epitome of refusal to accept ownership, the arrogance of blame. If you destroy a country, where do you think the people will go? The Syrian ‘war’ was created when a coalition of countries decided they wanted to oust the current regime, and their efforts backfired. As a result, they armed the enemy and allowed the country to fall into the hands of ISIS.

As in the most basic of relationships, marriage, if you refuse to accept responsibility for your action(s), then they will continue unabated and the fixing will never occur. Pointing a blame finger Mr. Cameron only serves to escalate further implosion within every country the ‘coalition’ decides would be better under their tutorial.

I believe the vast majority of citizens know this, embrace this and accept this, it is only the bombastion of governments that would like to pretend that we the people are too stupid to get it! I am tired of the government acting as though we are all children under their thumbs, too ignorant to understand basic humanity and basic compassion and basic life principles.

The Saudi’s started a war with Yemen for one reason, to control the country. End of story. We started a war with Syria for one reason, to control the country. That’s really – it, the entire story. Europe bemoans the fact that the migrant/refugee crisis is out of control and yet doesn’t realize it is just beginning. Yemeni’s are only trickling, but they have no more food, no water, they will begin mass exodus – it is just a matter of time.

The UK steps up to the plate after refusing refugees, and announces it will begrudgingly accept 4,000. That’s 4,000 out of hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions soon. To date, the UK has taken in a grand total of 216. Hand picked. Yeehaw Mr. Cameron!  By comparison, Germany has taken in close to a million. Of course if McCain had had his way, there would be far less because we would have simply annihilated them with bombs. Population control according to the intellectuals, as in Mr. Gates.

We can sit around and break down the blame, argue the blame and get all arrogant about the blame. Or we can take ownership and realize that we have created a crisis of astronomical proportions that has a trickle down potential of allowing ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists to freely enter our countries. We did this. The consequences are ours. But in not even attempting to learn from this lesson, we ‘coalesce’ with the Saudi’s in bombing another country to complete rubble. If I were a citizen of the Middle East right now, I’d be watching my borders, my skies, my back, because there are no allies, no friends, no covenant at all.

Refugees, War and Toxic Waste – Who Have We Saved

Every time we bomb a country we create refugees. And then we cry foul and no one wants them. So who have we saved?

The absurdity of the cycle is that we supposedly enter a country to rid it of the bad guys, destroy the country, leave cities in rubble, and then wipe our hands, “Whew, glad we saved all those people!” Really? In actuality, what we accomplished was a tally of refugees that has grown to such devastatingly high proportions that they now have absolutely nothing and will die of hunger and disease.

In Syria, the number of refugees is now over 3 million. In Iraq since the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war and through the Gulf War, there have been over 4 million displaced Iraqi refugees. Yemen is the new Syria with estimates of 250,000 refugees, although a large number of Yemen refugees are Somali’s who sought refuge in Yemen from Somalia and now want to come back. In South Sudan, 700,000 have been displaced while 150,000 have fled and are refugees.

The UN has stated that there are currently about 50 million people worldwide displaced, seeking asylum or of refugee status. It is the largest number in history and yet we continue to add to that with every bomb we drop. We are supposed to be teaching respect and freedom, and democracy, but instead we are teaching war and destruction and devastation.

Solution: If you want to curb the number of refugees seeking asylum, stop bombing their country.

Granted, we aren’t responsible for every internally erupting country in the world. But the main categories of refugees include: Afghantistan, Syria, Iraq, Palestinian, and Somalis.

In the 1980’s, a number of European countries took advantage of the internal instability of Somalia to negotiate the disposal/dumping of 10 million tonnes of toxic waste along Somalia’s shoreline in exchange for $80million. Radiation related diseases have since become a major issue. Humanitarian?

In Syria, the chemical weapons were confiscated and then dumped. Where? Why in the Mediterranean of course where UN officials state that by adding chlorine the toxicity will be somewhat diffused. What is the impact of these chemicals and chlorine on sea life? That wasn’t considered.

In Afghanistan, the Bagram military base has a huge pit where they burn everything from televisions to computers, to all forms of electronics, waste, rubber, plastics, etc… Huge green and black plumes hover in the sky 24 hours a day. The gases are said to be causing respiratory illnesses, chronic allergies and various cancers among the Afghans as well as the military troops.

In Iraq, some estimates claim that 11 million pounds of hazardous waste was left behind when the US pulled out in 2010. What was the solution? To form a committee to analyze the problem. Ta-da! The National Defense Authorization Act ordered studies. So what the heck is this Act? It is a law that specifies the expenditures and budget for the Defense Department. So who is solving the hazardous waste problem? Not a clue, they are still assessing whether it exists while lawsuits begin pouring in.

But the burn pits took their toll and huge numbers of civilians and military are now claiming that the ‘Iraqi crud’ is causing lung cancer, anemia, and liver, kidney, and heart problems.

Solution: Stop starting wars. Let them solve their own problems while we concentrate on ours.

My father was an experiment in the Army. In the 1950’s he was ordered to Nevada to witness the nuclear tests. Officers were required to stand in the frontline while radiation consumed them. Soldiers were allowed to get some cover in bunkers but were still exposed. Decades later, my father contracted lung cancer which expanded to bone cancer, stomach cancer, a brain tumor and ultimately a very painful death.

So who did we save?

Palestinians Shunned – a reason?

Why are Palestinians shunned?  It is not just Israel, it is everywhere in the Middle East, their brothers and sisters.  Palestinians were originally defined as people that lived along the coastline of the Mediterranean on the land that is now Israel.  They were Arab, Jewish and Christian.  Most of the Christians fled to South America.  As the Jewish people were pushed from their lands in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, etc… they fled to ‘Israel’.  Albeit the population grew because they had nowhere else to go.  But the Palestinians have nowhere else to go now either.  No one wants them.  They are refugees everywhere.

So, why does the media concentrate only on Palestinians within Israel? There are approximately 1.3 million Palestinians in Israel, 3.3 million in Jordan, 500,000 in Chile, 430,000 in Syria, 400,000 in Lebanon, 330,000 in Saudi Arabia, 225,000 in North and South America, 44,000 in Egypt, 40,000 in Kuwait, 310,000 in ‘other Arab states, and 308,000 in ‘other countries’.

Exactly how do they fair when in their Arab brother countries?

In Jordan and Syria, most Palestinian refugees have been integrated into society; however, in Jordan, only Palestinian refugees displaced by the 1948 War have Jordanian citizenship and enjoy largely favorable treatment on par with Jordanian nationals. Refugees from the Gaza Strip who did not hold Jordanian passports at the time of their flight in 1967 have been denied citizenship and are mostly confined to the “Jerash” camp. In Syria, Palestinian refugees have not been granted citizenship but have been accorded equal treatment with Syrian nationals in almost all respects. Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have fared considerably worse; sectarian tensions and the activities of the PLO have prevented their integration into Lebanese society. The majority of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon live in UNRWA refugee camps or other unofficial camps and shelters, often in conditions of abject poverty. They face restrictions on their right to work, access to education and healthcare, and ownership of property. Only those displaced in 1948 have residency rights in Lebanon whereas all other Palestinian refugees are deemed illegal immigrants.

Outside of the Operation Areas, Palestinian refugees face even more of a precarious existence.

In Egypt, Palestinian refugees are treated as foreigners and face significant restrictions on their ability to access education, government services, and employment. Renewal of residency permits is difficult and there are reports of frequent detention of Palestinian refugees by the authorities in Egypt. Iraq, once a refuge for Palestinian refugees, has now become a country of persecution; many Palestinians were targeted in, and fled from, Iraq following the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime.

In the Gulf States, particularly Kuwait, Palestinians are treated as foreign migrant workers with no permanent residency rights.

Approximately 59% of the population reside in refugee camps:

In Gaza there are approximately 1.2 million ‘registered’ refugees.

West Bank – 740,000

Syria – 500,000

Lebanon – 450,000

Jordan – 2 million

The discrepancy in populations verses registered refugees is huge. But foreign aid is based on refugee count, not population. Which opens another topic – how much money is funnelled to the Palestinians annually? By whom? And where is it spent? Have they built schools and hospitals and industry? Have they built roads and water systems and farmed crops? Do they make clothes and build homes and temples?  Or are they a welfare state wherein they do – nothing?

We constantly talk of their ‘plight’, their losses, their poverty, their poor conditions, but what has changed since they became refugees?  Those that lived in Palestine lost their homes in 1948, they were evicted by the UK.  Nearly 60 years of ‘aid’ has absolutely nothing to show for it.  Once again, welfare produces nothing.  It doesn’t ‘lift’ people out of poverty, instead it creates even greater poverty.   There is one notable exception to Palestinian refugees.  Those that fled to Chile worked the fields, made goods, sold products – and prospered.   It was hard, damn hard, but they had no choice and so they lifted themselves up.  These Palestinians were all Christian. They took no handouts, no UNRWA funding, no governmental aid. They didn’t live in refugee camps, they are well educated and have risen above their plight.

In 1950 when aid began pouring in to the Middle East, it supported about 750,000 ‘refugees’. Today the number is 5 million and growing without restriction. All children, grandchildren down the line of eternity – are grandfathered in. It is a shambles. The one example of UNRWA schools and medical facilities for the Palestinians is in a town outside of Damascus. But we obliterated Damascus, it lies in rubble. So much for that. Syrian refugees from Palestine became refugees once again after the country was bombed and Al Nusra and ISIS took over. Most fled to Jordan where they idle in camps in dire need of attention.

No one in the camps work. They are not required to and have little to no supportive education to enable them to work. It is the supreme example of pouring money down the drain of entitlement without creating a self sufficiency of production. Sixty years worth of nothing.

But why do the Arabs hate them so much? One theory is that the Palestinians have a knack for ingratiating themselves in their host country. Perhaps out of boredom, perhaps out of a need to feel a cause, or a purpose, whatever it is, Palestinians typically find themselves on the losing side of a civil uprising whether in Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait or wherever.

Lesson: no one likes an ingratiating bully…

Jewish by Name Only

There are two broad categories within the class of Jewish people; the culture Jew and the religious Jew. It is an important point to distinguish because we tend to lump both in one basket and refer to them from one broad based  religious standpoint. In fact, it is estimated that between 65% and 70% of Israeli Jews identify as either atheist or secular. Leaders in Israel have tended toward the secular side, including:

Benjamin Netanyahu – Prime Minister – secular, non-religious

Golda Meir – Former Prime Minister – born in Kiev – secular atheist

Yitzhak Rabin – Former Prime Minister – atheist

David Ben Gurion – First Prime Minister – born in Poland – atheist

Ariel Sharon – Prime Minister – agnostic

Moshe Sharett – Prime Minister – born in Ukraine – agnostic

Levi Eshkol – Prime Minister – born in Ukraine – atheist

Yitzhak Shamir – Prime Minister – born in Russia – secular

Shimon Peres – Prime Minister and President – born in Belarus – secular

Ehud Barak – Prime Minister – secular

Ehud Olmert – Prime Minister – secular

Ezer Weizman – President – secular

Reuven Rivlin – Current President – secular

Other prominent Secular/atheist Jewish people include:

George Soros

Karl Marx

Vladimir Lenin

Leo Trotsky

Why is this relevant?

For one, it identifies a false thought that if you are Jewish, you are religious.  It makes the Muslim-Jewish battle more odd because it is not a battle of religion after all.  It alters the Palestinian land grab conflict and redefines the core of it.  It opens up the debate over refugee camps, including the mass exodus from African nations to Europe.

From the Orthodox standpoint, Israel was given to the Israeli Jews by God.  This would not apply then to the secularists, atheists and agnostics who are not part of that plan.  But Israel is a land where Jews will forever be safe from persecution for their ‘culture’ after being expelled from every other mid-east country.  The land was annexed by the UK as they sought to divvy up land under their control.  They made a mess of it and never were able to reverse the harm.  Annexing land is relatively common in history, most recently in Ukraine. Borders continuously change. Yugoslavia has changed, Romania, Ukraine, Hungary, Russia, Georgia, Prussia, Iran, Poland, Czech Republic, Syria, the list goes on. How quickly we forget the Ottoman Empire.

Annexing a portion of Israel and giving it to the Palestinians is not a religious battle, it is a battle of land control. From the Jewish standpoint, it is a battle rooted in the belief that this annexation would provide a gateway for the Middle East to ultimately eradicate the Jewish people. From the Palestinian perspective, it is persecution. They have no place to go.

Ironically, the same people who want to annex Israel cry foul at the annexation of Crimea despite the fact that the Crimean’s wanted to return their roots to Russia. Of the 810,000 internally displaced Ukrainians, 790,000 were from Donetsk, the region where pro-Russian Ukrainians fought the coup government of Kiev. Coincidentally, it is also the region where Biden’s son Hunter and Burisma Holding Company have interest in drilling.

But Israel continues to dig in their heels as does all the other Arab countries that don’t want the Palestinian refugees.  So why do we focus on Israel alone – and not the multitude of Middle East nations that shun and enslave their refugees?

I’ll answer that in my next blog – The Palestinian Pox.