From the Front Lines of the Global Jihad: Israel Strikes the Gates of Hell
Hamas has broken a cease fire again. In response, Israel has struck a devastating blow to Hamas terrorists and their allies. One ally of Hamas is another terror group known as “Islamic Jihad in Palestine”. As Israel defended herself in the aftermath of the violated cease fire, a top Hamas commander and other terrorists were killed. Hamas has now declared Israel’s act of self defense to be an act of war.
As I write this, rockets are flying over Israeli’s running for cover in Israel’s Tel Aviv. Hostilities are increasing by the hour as Israel prepares for a possible ground offensive.
Arab leaders are threatening, and the entire region is on the brink of erupting into total war.
The Israeli government is refusing to back down in the face of the declaration of war levied by Hamas, and the government of Israel is advising their citizens to prepare for an all out attack from Hamas and others. That attack has begun. As Egypt and others step up to the plate to condemn Israel, from the front lines of the War on Freedom, Israel is standing alone.
Surrounded on every side by hostile jihadist allies of terror, citizens of Israel brace for all out war with terrorists. Who are her enemies? Who are her allies? What does this mean and what is at stake for the free world?
The following is an in depth look at Israel. Her right to exist, her enemies, and the current Global Jihad.
The Modern History of Israel’s Right to Exist
The people we know today as Jews have existed in the region since the time of the ancestors of those who wage war against her today. Since the time of Abraham.
The current crisis between Israel and Hamas will no doubt generate much debate on the “right” to the land of the Gaza Strip, and Palestine as a whole. Many who are unfamiliar with how modern Israel came into being will attempt to claim she is a modern intruder, though history defies this ignorance. Historians well versed on the matter offer valuable insight. A closer view of history demonstrates that the disputed right of Israel is not truly to be disputed. In negotiations in 1915, and throughout World War I, with the last remaining Sharif of the Muslim world, the true process began for the establishment of Israel – the long sought “Jewish State”.
At the onset of World War I, what we call “Palestine” today was ruled by the Ottoman Empire (the Turks). Under Ottoman rule, the peoples of the region were a myriad of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian. The Arab world, in hope of obtaining an “Arab State” or “Confederation of Arab States”, joined in league with the original allies of the Triple Entente of World War I, which were Britain, France, and the Empire of Russia, to oppose and dethrone their Ottoman oppressors. Thus, the Arab world allied with the West throughout World War I, against Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria.
On the drawing boards of the Western allies, plans began to be laid out as to how the defeated Ottoman Empire was to be distributed among the victors upon the end of the war. As part of negotiations between the Sharif of the Arabs and the United Kingdom, an agreement was reached that designated significant portions of the former Ottoman Empire to Britain and France, for both direct control, and as “Mandated Regions” or “protected regions” under Western influence and protection.
This agreement is known as the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916, and the negotiator for the Arab world was Sharif Hussayn, the last reigning Sharif – a ruler directly descended from Muhammad – of the Muslim world. And while the outcome of these negotiations may be seen by some as controversial, the military realities speak for themselves insofar as the liberation of the Arab world from their Ottoman rulers by the Western Allies. Including Jerusalem, liberated by General Allenby of the British, who received the Ottoman surrender of the city on December 11, 1917, after the loss of 18,000 troops.
Ultimately, based upon these agreements with Sharif Hussayn and Britain, the area called Palestine became a British protectorate following World War I and remained so until May 1948. At that time Palestine was to be divided by UN mandate into two states:
One for the Jews and one for the Palestinians. The Jews established Israel which was immediately attacked by the surrounding Arab states. These states included Transjordan which invaded the area designated for the Palestinian state (the West Bank). Rather than give it back to the Palestinians, Transjordan (later Jordan) occupied the territory and left the Palestinians to fend for themselves, typically in refugee camps, for the next 20 years.
In the 1967 war, a victorious Israel acquired the Golan Heights from Syria, the Gaza Strip from Egypt, and the West Bank from Jordan.
In the mid-1990′s, an agreement between Israel, and the PLO, returned the West Bank and Gaza over to the new Palestinian Authority.
In the years since achieving their Palestinian State, not content with same, rather than develop their new nation, Hamas has continued to declare that Israel has no right to exist, and have not ceased to attempt to destroy her via suicide bombers and rockets. One such recent attempt occured in 2008 that is very similiar to what is occuring at this time. In 2008, Hamas sent 300 rockets into Israel the week before Christmas, which prompted Israel’s justified response with a retaliatory strike in Gaza.
This is what is occuring today, and will be addressed immediately below.
As for the right of Israel to exist, after many years containing equally complicated history, and much bloodshed and fighting, the issue of right to the land still haunts the validity of Israel’s claim in the eyes of a small minority – though few today apart from Jihadist terrorists, truly dispute the right of Israel as a nation to exist.
In keeping, the purpose of this commentary is not to discuss the disputed real estate of the region. It is rather to discuss the heart of the matter of the current crisis, which many will take issue with against Israel. Including well intentioned, albeit ignorant, supporters of Hamas. Therefore, I leave dispute of the land to others. The matter presented here, is that of the Global Jihad.
Who are the Enemies of Israel?
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a naughty boy. He is also a tyranical maniac. Ahmadinejad is a member of the Islamic twelvers sect, and believes there must be “world wide chaos” to usher in his version of the Islamic Messiah. In his effort to usher in the Apocalypse, Ahmadinejad has declared Israel to be his first target on the map. In a recent speech in August, 2012, he stated Israel was a cancerous tumor that must be eliminated. To see a video of this speech, and to learn more about his vision for worldwide war and his current nuclear program, read here.
More to the point of this commentary, Iran is a major financial sugar daddy for Hamas and their allied terror group “Islamic Jihad”. Now we come to a place where you may well ask: Who is Hamas? Who is the Islamic Jihad terror group? Simplified: They are brothers in arms. But there is more information to be had.
We must first look to the parent organization of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood. The
Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Egyptian school teacher, Hassan al-Banna. The Muslim Brotherhood has been deemed by many terror experts to be at the heart of the worldwide wave of terrorism that has murdered so many. Here is a quote about the Muslim Brotherhood from an older article at the Investigative Project on Terrorism:
As its founder, Hassan al Banna said, “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the people of Egypt elected President Mohamed Morsai, also known as President Morsi. He was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. He resigned his membership only upon his recent election as President. But nothing has changed within the ranks of the Brotherhood, and Morsai is among those this morning condemning Israel’s strike against Hamas. Here is some current information on the role of the Brotherhood in Egypt, and how they are playing a part in the current attacks against Israel:
A senior Muslim Brotherhood official is denying the group’s leader called for “holy jihad” against Israel in a newspaper article last week……But Badie’s weekly message, still posted on the Brotherhood’s Arabic-language website, mirrors much of what Al-Ahram reported. According to an Investigative Project on Terrorism translation, Badie said:
“The Zionists only know the method of force. They will not step back from transgression, unless they are forced to. This will only be by holy Jihad, and enormous sacrifices and all forms of resistance. One day they will be certain that we will choose this Way, and raise the flag of Jihad in the Way of God. We will go forth to the field of Jihad.”
To learn more please see the entire article written October 16, 2012. You will find it at the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Muslim Brotherhood’s Lies Reach Ridiculous New Depth.
But we were discussing Hamas, and their allied terror group, Islamic Jihad in Palestine. What does the Muslim Brotherhood have to do with Hamas? Only everything. Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood. Here is more from earlier information by the Investigative Project on Terrorism:
Hamas was founded as the Palestinian chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri began his Islamist career as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Almost every single Sunni terrorist organization can be traced back to the Muslim Brotherhood. And this isn’t limited to the Middle East.
What does the Muslim Brotherhood have to do with the terror group “Islamic Jihad” which is allied with Hamas in this recent attack against Israel? Everything. The terror group Islamic Jihad in Palestine is also a terror group which was created by former members of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is but one branch of the group, “Islamic Jihad”. It has branches in Beirut, Lebanon. Also in Sudan and Iran, and it is based in Damascus, Syria. It is financed by Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.
Recently, this past October, Islamic Jihad in Palestine, and Hamas, officially united against Israel. They formally announced their intention to unite in the current Jihad.
The Current Escalating Crisis
What is going on today with this current crisis? Apart from making darn sure the kids carry on the family tradition, the Islamic Jihad in Palestine organization, Hamas, and Salifist terrorists, continue to levy continuous attacks against Israel.
Between January and October of 2012, over 800 rockets and mortars have been launched at Israel. Here is a list. Why have there been so many attacks against Israel?
Because of the efforts of Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine to destroy Israel with the aid of Syria and Iran, who funds both groups.
As of this moment:
The latest is that from November 10-12, terror groups fired roughly 100 rockets and mortars into Israel. The terror groups were Islamic Jihad, and a Salafist group, who claimed responsiblity. The word Salafist is new word Americans should aquaint themselves with. The group believed responsible for the murder of Ambassador Stevens and our heroes at Benghazi, is Ansar Al-Sharia, a Salifist terror group with Al Qaeda ties.
While Obama was recently campaigning and wrongfully claiming Al Qaeda was decimated, two major Al Qaeda linked terror attacks planned against the United States in Jordan, and Indonesia, were thwarted. Both attacks were planned for months in advance, the death toll was intended to be massive, and the one in Indonesia was to be carried out by Salafists.
The weekend of October 21st, 2012, Jordanian authorities halted a massive Al Qaeda linked terror plot in Jordan that would have killed thousands at one blow. The targets included two shopping centers, and western diplomats such as Ambassador Stevens.
Over the weekend of October 29, 2012, the Salafist group in Indonesia was thwarted. They had targeted a Plaza, a United States Embassy in Jakarta, and the US consulate-general in the city of Surabaya in eastern Java as well as a Police Mobile Brigade.
In response to forty rockets fired at Israel, Israel struck back at Gaza Salafists a few weeks ago in October, and destroyed a “terror tunnel”.
In any event, when Isalmic Jihad and the Salafist brethren fired a hundred rockets and mortars into Israel between November 10-11th, a cease fire was negotiated between Israel and Hamas on November 13, 2012.
The obvious conditions for the cease fire were that everyone would cease their fire. Both sides agreed to these conditions. However, the following day, which was yesterday November 14th, the cease fire was violated, not by Israel, but by the terrorists.
Israel immediately responded to the attack. When Israel did so, she did an excellent job. The Israeli Air Force (IAF), struck a car carrying Ahmed Jabari, the head of Hamas’ armed wing. Israel also struck 20 additional targets consisting of long-range rocket storage sites, and possibly a regional Hamas commander. Here is a timeline of the most recent events.
In response to Israel’s devastating and accurate strike yesterday, Hamas declared Israel had “opened the gates of hell” and commited an act of war.
Today, Egypt’s former Muslim Brotherhood President Mursi, is furious with Israel. He and others in the region are condemning Israel, rattling sabres, and demanding that they stop defending themselves – “or else”.
The current death toll for Palestinian civilians who were killed in Israel’s raid is 4, including two children. And Israel is preparing for an all out assault, possibly being forced to use ground forces. Today’s report from Fox is here.
Meanwhile, as the death toll approaches forty thousand in President Assad’s Syria today, the Syrian government stated: “The Syrian government condemns the heinous atrocities committed by the enemy Israeli army against the Arab Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip,”
No doubt, Salafist’s and their terrorist brethren misfits of evil, applaud with vigor. As does the government of Lebanon, who also condemned Israel.
We have also heard from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Iran. Iran notified the family of an Iranian blogger last week who was being detained by the regime for “threatening national security on social networks and Facebook” that their kinsmen had been killed while in custody. They sent the following message to the family: “buy a grave today and collect his corpse tomorrow.”
Iran paused in their daily executions today to address the escalating crisis in Israel.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, “Iran considers the criminal act of Israeli military forces in killing civilians as organized terrorism and strongly condemns it”
Hamas and the terror group Islamic Jihad are Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s pet children. Iran finances their ugly efforts to destroy Israel. Both are also tied to and financed by Syria. There is a reason for this, and it does not stop with Israel. See link above on President’s Ahmadinejad’s fervent wish to create an Apocalpyse to usher in his Islamic Messiah via worldwide war.
When all is said and done, as the crisis escalates against Israel and her rabid neighbors clammor for her destruction, it is hard to say if President Ahmadinejad will soon have his wish come true for worldwide chaos. It is difficult to predict what will occur, and how the United States and the free world will respond. But it looks like possible all out war against Israel by her terrorist neighbors. That should teach her to oppose her destruction and defend herself, right?
There is no turning back now. Israel has taken steps that needed to be taken to defend her people against a barage of never ending and increasing terror attacks levied at her for the sole purpose of her destruction.
Even as I type these words, the news is breaking. The air raid sirens are blaring in Israel’s city of Tel Aviv. And civilians are running for cover as Israel is being bombarded by 150 rocikets from the Gaza strip terrorists.
What Americans and all individuals of the free world need to understand, is that this is not just about Israel. Israel is on the front lines of the Global Jihad. The following should be considered a Public Service Announcement.
Al Qaeda linked Salifist’s and the Global Jihad, brought to you straight from the Gaza Strip:
“When I grow up, I’ll join Islamic Jihad and the al-Quds Brigades. I’ll fight the Zionist enemy and fire missiles at it until I die as a marytr and join my father in heaven. I love the resistance and the martyrs and Palestine, and I want to blow myself up on Zionists and kill them on a bus in a suicide bombing.” ~Hamza, a Kindergarten student schooled by Islamic Jihad during Kindergarten graduation ceremonies in Palestine.