Outrage without End

Arlene from Israel

Late on Thursday night, men who are being presumed likely terrorists broke into the home of Shariya Ofer and his wife, Monique. Shariya — a retired IDF colonel who had served as a commander of the elite Sayeret Shaked infantry reconnaissance unit — was bludgeoned to death by Arabs wielding iron bars and axes.

Credit: nosnondits

His wife, who ran to seek help, was moderately injured and is in the hospital.

The Ofer home is in the community of Brosh in the Jordan Valley. The location is thought perhaps to not be a coincidence, as the Palestinian Authority is now claiming that all Israelis must leave this area in any settlement.

I want to point out here that it is not a question “simply” of murder — horrendous as it is — but a certain viciousness that is frequently the mark of Arab terrorists. (I qualified above, in the interests of honest reporting, because it is being suggested that there is a small possibility that the motive here was criminal and not terror.)


Five Arabs from the PA area have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in this attack.

But the question at this point is broader: We’re seeing a spate of Arab attacks — each one, in and of itself, horrendous and totally unacceptable. The linkage has been made between these attacks and the persistent, never-ending incitement coming from the PA, with PA officials refusing to explicitly condemn them. The message is being given that at the highest levels of the PA this is an acceptable part of the “resistance.”

And yet… Israel continues to engage with the PA in these faux-negotiations. Engage with an entity that is most clearly not a partner for peace. And so, the question is why? And then, when will this end?


I share here parts of a superb interview of Khaled Abu Toameh that ran in Hadassah Magazine (with thanks to Chana G. for calling it to my attention).

Journalist Abu Toameh, a genuinely moderate Muslim Arab with Israeli citizenship, tells it like it is, with courage and integrity. For which I salute him. Speaking Arabic, and in touch with Arabs inside the PA areas, he reports with an authenticity that is difficult to achieve from the outside looking in (all emphasis except for the Question lines is mine):

Q. What happened to the moderate Palestinian center?
A. Palestinians have been so radicalized that you will find very few Palestinians who will openly talk about making any significant compromise with Israel. No P.A. leader would dare to sign any agreement with Israel for fear of being condemned as a traitor. Israel has been delegitimized in the eyes of most Palestinians and this is the result of decades of indoctrination and incitement against Israel. This is true throughout the entire Arab world.

Ironically, this incitement intensified after the peace process began. The Palestine Liberation Organization leadership used the media, the mosques and every available podium to delegitimize and discredit Israel in the eyes of the Palestinians. By doing so, the P.L.O. has actually shot itself in the foot. P.A. leaders know that they have radicalized their people to the point where there are people who don’t want to hear about peace with Israel at all. I believe this is why [Mahmoud] Abbas will not sign any agreement with Israel. He simply doesn’t want to go down in history as a traitor.

Q. Is there anything Israel should be doing differently?
A. Israel is facing two camps in the Palestinian community. One is the radical camp that doesn’t believe in Israel’s right to exist and seeks its destruction. With that camp, there’s nothing that can be done. The second, less radical, camp is represented by some P.L.O. leaders in the West Bank who are unable to deliver [change or peace]. This is a camp that lacks grass-roots support. It has further been discredited due to its close relations with the U.S., Europeans and even Israel. So Israel is facing one camp that doesn’t want to deliver and another that cannot practically do so.

Q. United States Secretary of State John Kerry has tried to revive the peace process with multiple visits and public declarations. Can this break the logjam?
A. It’s a waste of time. You might be able to reach some sort of interim agreements with Abbas over certain areas that he’s actually in control of in the West Bank, but I doubt he’ll go even for that. Many in the international community see Abbas as a peace partner and this might be partially true, but so what? The question we need to ask is ‘Can this man deliver?’ What’s a peace agreement worth with Abbas when he can’t even visit his house in Ramallah that has been taken over by Hamas? The international community should go to the Palestinians and ask them to get their act together and start speaking in one voice and stop the indoctrination and glorification of suicide bombers. They must start preparing their people for possible compromise with Israel.

Q. Why is there such a pronounced Palestinian denial of Jewish history—from the Holocaust to the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall?
A. It’s part of the campaign to delegitimize Israel: [The message is that] the Jews have no historical attachment to this land. We are told…even by moderates that there is no such thing as the Western Wall; it is the southern wall of the Al Aqsa mosque. We are told that there is no such thing as Rachel’s Tomb. We are told that there’s no such thing as Joseph’s Tomb; it’s just the tomb of a Muslim sheik. And all the archaeological discoveries are fake. That Jews come at night and plant items at excavation sites and in the morning call a press conference to present these items as something that demonstrates a connection.

Q. What should Israel’s approach to peace be at this time?
A. Israel’s policy should be to talk to anyone who wants to talk and shoot back at anyone who shoots. I don’t see anything that Israel can do under the current circumstances. Some would say, ‘Why doesn’t Israel just get up and leave, unilaterally go to pre-1967 lines?’ I think that would be a recipe for another war. Any land you give to the P.L.O. will undoubtedly end up in the hands of Hamas and other extremists. We’ve been to this movie before and I’m not even sure the P.L.O. wants Israel to pull out of the West Bank, although they demand that in public. The P.L.O. knows that its survival in the West Bank depends on Israel’s security presence.



I sincerely wish I had time to address to other issues, but I do not. As I indicated in my last posting…other matters have my attention at the moment. Please, curtail your communication with me until I begin posting regularly again. It was important to me to share the above. Will return to regular posting as soon as it possible — in particular with regard to Iran.


Our Day in Obama’s DC Wasteland

By: Sara Noble
The Independent Sentinel

These signs showed up everywhere! (Just kidding, it wasn’t put in front of the hotel room by Obama’s peeps)

I am here in DC with Desiree Moore and she really caught the mood in DC perfectly when she said it was like attending a funeral, not just any funeral, a funeral for someone you loved dearly and will forever mourn. It was especially so at the Lincoln Memorial.

Abraham Lincoln is the symbol of freedom and to see his monument closed to the American public was very upsetting.

I was angry, especially when the police physically pushed people out of the Lincoln Memorial after they removed a barry-cade and entered the grounds of the Memorial. More police – who acted like Storm Troopers – were sent in – and to do what? Keep harmless Americans, many of them veterans, from seeing the Lincoln Memorial!

The police then tied the barry-cades together with metal ties.

It was disappointing to see people just accept it. They walked around as if they were in a fog.

In the next photo, an officer is putting the metal ties on the barry-cades to keep you and me out of the Lincoln Memorial. When the Occupy Wall Street crowd were desecrating the graveyard at Trinity Church, the police did nothing. When the Occupiers were doing drugs in broad daylight and were engaging in sex acts, the police did nothing. When the Occupiers used the street like a urinal in full public view, police held back. In fact, the Occupiers were applauded by Democratic leaders and Mr. Obama said he understood how they felt. I wonder if Mr. Obama understands how the normal American feels about every inch of DC property being cordoned off and blocked from public view.

This is our property! We need to take it back! Americans need to hold Mr. Obama accountable for this.

It is not the America we have lived in.

Many of the police were nasty and many of the rangers were great. If anyone thinks these police will be on the side of the people should it come to that, they are sorely mistaken.

When we were in DC in 2009, the police were great. They were friendly and helpful. We’ve come a long way baby, a long way down.

This tying of the barry-cades took two officers about a half hour

This gentleman came from Tennessee to stand up for the Vets.

This is the peoples’ Capitol

Dejected visitor

The Tea Party was here!

This is just a promenade and it was closed to the public. It’s a path with grass, that’s it.

Clean Up DC! Veterans volunteered to clean up the mall.

There is something very wrong with the National Gallery of Art looking like a prison.

When we arrived in the city around 9:30 in the morning on Saturday, it was a cold and barren ghost town. The eery, monolithic structures of the ubiquitous government agencies stood as a stark reminder of the power of government, a government that is soulless. I realized that the buildings that once stood for a noble government now stand as reminders of how powerful and frightening government has become.

Every monument, memorial, promenade, museum is guarded and barricaded. It’s like being in Russia. In the 1960′s, I was behind the Iron Curtain and it was like this. It felt the same.

What right does the president have to shut down open air parks when it costs more money to guard them and cordon them off than it would to not do so?

This is the Republican’s fault? It’s their fault that Mr. Obama is hurting people unnecessarily? How dare he keep our veterans out of these memorials?

Check out the short video. People removed barry-cades on most memorials and walked through:


More from the Frontlines in DC

Updated throughout the day…

From The Independent Sentinal

Cops Block Trucks

Police blocking us, trying to take down all barriers.

We did it!

They are gating us in.

They took the info off the plaque in front of the building…

Million Vet March on the Memorials taking place across the nation

Free Republic:


‘We Are Marching to the White House’: ‘Million Vet March’ Descends on Washington, Barricades Torn Down

My apologies. I miss reported. My last post said I witnessed a woman get whacked with a night stick. What I should of said was “several women.” from Dennis Michael Lynch

Hat Tip: BB

Crowd storms World War II Memorial

Vets March On Memorials Live All Day Updates #1MVetMarch (Videos & Photos)

‘Barrycades’ torn down, dumped at White House

Obama: Today’s Mission – Make Vets Walk or Be Wheeled as Far as Possible to MEMORIALs: Police in Riot Gear

Sarah Palin: We were met by a SWAT team in full riot gear at Lincoln Memorial

Protesters Push Through Barriers at WWII Memorial

Million Vet March

Veterans Storm Memorials…
Bring Barricades to White House…
Police deployed in riot gear…


A Chinese call to end the use of the US dollar as the international reserve currency

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Cross-Posted at Right Wing News and Gateway Pundit

“The United States is declining as a nation and as a world power with mostly sighs and shrugs to mark this seismic event. Astonishingly, some people do not appear to realize that the situation is all that serious.” Leslie Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs, May/June 2009

“A global economy requires a global currency.” Paul Volcker, Adviser to President Obama

“This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built will not be open for too long. We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis, and the nations will accept the New World Order.” David Rockefeller, Council on Foreign Relations, United Nations speech September 1994

Our largest debt holder and one of our greatest enemies is calling for an end to the use of the US dollar as the international reserve currency. Seeing our political and financial weakness deliberately brought on by Marxists within our own government, China is making her move to become the world’s new super power:

China’s official news agency has called for the creation of a “de-Americanised world”, saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands of a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government.

Heaping criticism and caustic ridicule on Washington, the Xinhua news agency called the US a civilian slayer, prisoner torturer and meddler in others’ affairs, and said the ‘Pax Americana’ was a failure on all fronts.


“As US politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanised world,” the editorial said.

It asks why the self-declared protector of the world is sowing mayhem in the financial markets by failing to resolve political differences over key economic policy.

“… the cyclical stagnation in Washington for a viable bipartisan solution over a federal budget and an approval for raising debt ceiling has again left many nations’ tremendous dollar assets in jeopardy and the international community highly agonised,” the agency said.


According to US Treasury Department data, China is the biggest foreign owner of US Treasuries at $1.28 trillion as of July. Besides, China also holds close to $3.5 trillion of dollar-denominated assets.

A US debt default and consequent credit downgrade would significantly erode the value of China’s holdings.

As the first step in creating a de-Americanised world, all nations must try to shape an international system that respects the sovereignty of all nations and ensures the US keeps out of the domestic affairs of others, Xinhua said.

“The developing and emerging market economies need to have more say in major international financial institutions including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, so that they could better reflect the transformations of the global economic and political landscape,” the editorial says.

It also called for an end to the use of the US dollar as the international reserve currency, a step that would ensure the international community could maintain a safe distance from the side-effects of domestic political turmoil in the United States.

And so goes the potential decline and fall of the world’s shining city on a hill and the freest nation the world has ever known. If not corrected and soon, a De-Americanized World will morph into a New World Order. That order is likely to be led by the likes of China, Russia and Iran.