Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The American Crystal Ball: 'Palestine' by 2030*'

The Jerusalem Post reports that the United States "experts" are predicting:

New US intelligence report predicts that in less than two decades, a Palestinian state will exist, but key issues such as Jerusalem's status are likely to remain unresolved; China's economy to overtake US.
Victory signs flashed in front of Palestinian flag
Photo: REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
It is likely that unofficial actions will lead to a Palestinian state by 2013*, US intelligence analysts cited by AFP said Monday.
"On the one hand, if the Islamic Republic maintains power in Iran and is able to develop nuclear weapons, the Middle East will face a highly unstable future," a new intelligence report said. "On the other hand, the emergence of moderate, democratic governments or a breakthrough agreement to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could have enormously positive consequences."
*Is it supposed to be 2030 or 2013?  I copy/pasted from the Jerusalem Post.

Nu?  Can we really take anything like that seriously?  I'd also doubt anything predicted by "US intelligence," an oxymoron for sure.  That's especially when it comes to anything to do with Israel and the Middle East.  You've certainly heard the saying:

“Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge”  Erwin Knoll quote

Personally, I don't see any reason to trust the intelligence of American Intelligence.  They and other international groups like the United Nations, Europe etc all come to these "problems" with preconceived notions that skew their conclusions completely.

Does everyone remember the Oslo Accords?

Dry Bones
The recent UN recognition of Palestine as a state ends the Oslo Accords of 1993.
This cartoon is about one of the failures of the now defunct agreement.
A Soldier's Mother just posted an excellent piece about European "non-intelligence."
I just can't get over this. I'm trying to understand the urgency. Britain's Foreign Minister says there is an "urgent need to restart the peace process."

I'm all for peace but honestly, what is so urgent today, this week versus last month. One hundred rockets rained down on Israel in a single day - and I heard nothing from the European Union about urgently seeking peace. A mother was attacked in her home, stabbed as she defended her children - silence. Two years ago, an infant was murdered beside her mother, her father and two of her brothers...silence, no urgent need.
There's no need, to put it mildly, for us Israelis to pay any attention to these foreign fake experts.  Their faux intelligence will only get us into more danger, because they don't see things accurately and they don't care about our safety and future.

One of my pursuits is to correct misunderstanding of Hebrew words and terms.  The word נביא navi is usually, more like always, translated as "prophet."  And most people consider a prophet as one who can see the future:
definition of prophet
  • 1a person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God: the Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah
  • (the Prophet) (among Muslims) Muhammad.
  • a person who advocates or speaks in a visionary way about a new cause or theory: he is repeatedly hailed as a prophet of modernism
  • a person who predicts what will happen in the future: the prime minister ignored the prophets of doom

But I see the word נביא navi very differently, more like the passive of בא "come."  That's the recipient of something, a message or task, from G-d.  None of these American or European predictions and judgements have anything to do with G-d.  So I'm not taking them seriously.  I don't care what the foreigners or Israelis who follow them, meaning the Left and Center, think.

We're now in the middle of the eight day holiday of Chanukah.  And the message of Chanukah is very clear.  We must not follow foreign gds, religions, philosophies etc.

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