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China and North Korea: General MacArthur is Vindicated

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And President Truman has been proven wrong.

The great and honorable legacy of President Truman is the United States being the first nation to officially recognize the re-establishment of the State of Israel.

But with regard to his handling of the illegal Chinese military involvement and attack against U.S. and allied troops in Korea, Truman was flat out wrong.

The following is from the fourth chapter entiltled "Korea" in the book written by General Douglas MacArthur- "Revitalizing A Nation":

["While I was not consulted prior to the President's decision to intervene in support of the Republic of Korea, that decision, from a military standpoint, proved a sound one, as we hurled back the invader and decimated his forces.

We defeated the Northern Korean armies. Our victory was complete and our objectives within reach when Red China intervened with numerically superior ground forces.

This created a new war and an entirely new situation--a situation not contemplated when our forces were committed against the North Korean invaders--a situation which called for new decisions in the diplomatic sphere to permit the realistic adjustment of military strategy.

While no man in his right mind would advocate sending our ground forces into continental China and such was never given a thought, the new situation did urgently demand a drastic revision of strategic planning if our political aim was to defeat this new enemy as we had defeated the old."]

"...the new situation did urgently demand a drastic revision of strategic planning if our political aim was to defeat this new enemy as we had defeated the old."

MacArthur's proposed "drastic revision of strategic planning":

["Apart from the military need as I saw it to neutralize the sanctuary protection given the enemy north of the Yalu, I felt that military necessity in the conduct of the war made mandatory--

  1. The intensification of our economic blockade against China;
  2. The imposition of a naval blockade against the China coast;
  3. Removal of restrictions on air reconnaissance of China's coastal areas and of Manchuria;
  4. Removal of restrictions on the forces of the Republic of China on Formosa [Taiwan] with logictical support to contribute to their effective operations against the common enemy.

For entertaining these views, all professionally designed to support our forces committed to Korea and bring hostilities to an end with the least possible delay, and at a saving of countless American and Allied lives, I have been severely criticized in lay circles, principally abroad, despite my understanding that from a military standpoint the above views have been fully shared in past by practically every military leader concerned with the Korean campaign, including our own Joint Chiefs of Staff."]

"For entertaining these views,...I have been severely criticized..."

How Washington responded to MacArthur's proposed new strategy to deal with a drastic situation:

["I called for reinforcements, but was informed reinforcements were not available.I made clear that if not permitted to destroy the enemy build-up north of the Yalu; if not permitted to utilized the friendly Chinese forces of some 600,000 men on Formosa; if not permitted to blockade the China coast to prevent the Chinese Reds from getting succor from without; and if there were to be no hope of major reinforcements, the position of the command from the military standpoint forbade victory."]

["The tradgedy is that since the advent of the war with Red China there has been no definition of the political policy which would provide a solution for the new problems thereby created. 

This has resulted in a policy vacum hertofore unknown to war"]

Concerning the criticism from Truman that Big Mac's proposed new revised strategy would result in WWIII involving the Soviet Union, MacArthur wrote:

["The reason given for such a course has little validity. It has been argued in justification and seemingly to soothe the public concern that the application of conventional war measures against our enemy might provoke the Soviet into launching the Third World War,

Yet, since the end of the Second World War, without committing a single soldier to battle, the Soviet, aided by our own political blunders, has gained a dominion over territory and peoples without parallel in all of history--a dominion which it will take years for it to assimilate and administer.

What then would be its purpose in provoking a war of most doubtful result to the Communist cause? I have strong doubt that the start of a major war anywhere enters the Soviet plans at this stage"]

And here's the kicker:

["There are some who for varying reasons would appease Red China.

They are blind to history's clear lesson. For history teaches with unmistakable emphasis that appeasement but begets new and bloodier war.

It points to no single instance where the end has justified the means--where appeasement has led us to more than a sham peace. Like blackmail, it lays the basis for new and sucessively greater demands, until, as in blackmail, violence beomes the only alternative.

"...it lays the basis for new and sucessively greater demands,...like blackmail..."

["All men of good conscience earnestly seek peace. The method alone is in issue. Some, with me, would acheive peace through a prompt and decisive victory at a saving of human life., others through appeasement and compromise of moral principal, with less regard for human life.

The one course follows our great American tradition, the other but can lead to unending slaughter and our country's moral debasement."]

We would not be experiencing the current danger and problems with North Korea and China today if Big Mac had been listened to.






Obama Diplomacy: First Rasmussen Grovels before Erdogan, now Netanyahu

 

When the news of PM Netanyhu's unwarranted apology to the Israel-hating Turkish Islamist Erdogan was learned, instantly the Anders Fog Rasmussen \ Erdogan-Turkey fiasco came to mind.

The news was replayed from memory how Turkey, the only Islamist member country of NATO, was the lone member to stand in the way and block Rasmussen's nomination to be the new Secretary-General of NATO.

The reason:

Erdogan and other Islamists were angry over a Danish newspaper cartoon depiction of their proclaimed prophet Muhammed.

And they were angry at Rasmussen because as the Danish PM at the time he did not at first bow in dhimmi appeasement apologising.

Rasmussen's first response was to defend freedom of speech.

It has been pointed out on this blog how the Rasmussen \ Erdogan-Turkey fiasco illustrated that Islam \ Islamists can excercise veto-power over NATO.

All of that can be read about here.

The Turkish filibuster against Rasmussen was ended when Obama stepped in to mediate and the result was dhimmi appeasement to Turkey and Islamists. As well as an apology from Rasmussen for those Danish cartoons.

Lately PM Netanyahu has been making some very strange moves. Such as bringing the ultra-leftist dhimmi appeaser Tzippy Livni into the new Israeli government.

The last serveral years as head of the "opposition" Livni did nothing but trash Netanyahu at every turn. 

But what went on behind closed doors between Obama and Netanyahu that resulted in what Liberman has rightly blasted?:

["Such an apology harms IDF soldiers' motivation and their willingness to go out on future missions, and strengthens the radical elements in the region,” said the former Foreign Minister.

"Worse still is the fact that the apology also affects Israel’s uncompromising struggle for righteousness, morality and for the morality of its soldiers,"]

Question:

When will Turkish PM Erdogan apologise on behalf of Turkey for the genocide of Armenian Christians?

Related:

The Meaning and Consequences of Israel's Apology to Turkey


The Absolute Truth: No Difference Between Hamas and Fatah

An unambiguous fact that the U.S., U.N., and Europeans are willfully blind to.

Daniel Pipes reports on an interview with Fatah PA head Mahmoud Abbas that confirms this:

["For those of us arguing that there's no fundamental difference between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, an interview of Mahmoud Abbas today by Salam Musafir of RT, the Russian television network, today comes as useful confirmation."]

--read the interview on Daniel Pipe's blog.

Here's the kicker-

["Of course, in each of the three bolded statements, Abbas stressed that Hamas has adopted Fatah's non-violent approach, and not the reverse.

But for anyone with eyes to see, this is clearly false. [Clearly false]

Even the interviewer points out that Hamas keeps attacking Israel with rockets, a fact that Abbas baldly denies. [denies]

I understand the real message here to be not that Hamas has joined Fatah on the path of deciding "to give up on armed resistance" but quite the reverse; that both of them are playing the game of pretending to end violence, which Abbas has no more abandoned than Hamas has. (March 15, 2013)"]

Below, Mahmoud Abbas [Abu Mazen] praising terrorist "martyrs" and Arafat.


Iran a "Rational actor"? ; Iran Imprisons Citizens for being Christian

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[Iranian Christian beaten by police]

That some, including the new U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey,  have viewed Iran as a "rational actor" is absolutely repugnant.

"Five Iranian Christian converts who were detained late last year will reportedly begin trial in Iran’s Revolutionary Court this week, according to a human rights group following the case.

The five men were among seven arrested in October when security forces raided an underground house church in the city of Shiraz during a prayer session. They will be tried at the Revolutionary Court in Shiraz’s Fars Province on charges of disturbing public order, evangelizing, threatening national security and engaging in Internet activity that threatens the government, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a religious persecution watchdog group.

“Judging from recent cases, it is likely that, at the very least, those detained may face lengthy prison sentences,” said CSW spokesperson Kiri Kankhwende.

According to Kankhwende, the crackdown against Christian converts and house churches parallels a general increase in repression against many, including journalists, religious and cultural minorities and others as the government is leading up to June’s presidential elections."]

--read the rest here.

Related:

Iran: Mass Arrests of Christian Converts


EU, Neatherlands Engaging in "Dhimmi Compliance" Discrimination against Israel

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[Frans Timmermanns]

The Europeans have failed to learn the lessons from their appeasement policies dealing with Hitler and the Nazis.

An appeasement approach to foreign policy that eventually resulted in the Nazi take over and occupation of Europe.

Just as they allowed themselves to be intimadated by Hitler, they now are now in full "dhimmi compliance" out of fear and intimadation of the Islamo-nazis:

Holland Calls to lable products from "Settlements"

["According to the report,  the Netherlands’ foreign minister, Frans Timmermans, said in a speech to parliament Wednesday that “the settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace.”

He said that the labeling of products by retail chains in Holland will allow consumers to know whether they want to purchase these products. “We do not want to contribute to the economy of the illegal settlements,” Timmermans said, according to Haaretz."]-the rest here.

Frans Timmermans is willfully ignorant. What he wrongfully refers to as settlements are not as he says, "illegal".

Israelis living and building in their own historic land are not an "obstacle to peace" as Timmermans falsely says.

But the dangerous imperialistic ideology of Islamists and cowardly "dhimmi compliant" international politicians and diplomats like Timmermans, Ashton, and Blair are an obstacle to peace. 

Timmermans and the other Europeans need to get correctly educated and informed by the Levy report.

The Europeans are engaging in these kind of wrong and discriminatory actions against Israelis in Judea and Samaria out of fear of the Islamo-nazis. In other words, "dhimmi compliance".

Catherine Ashton, Tony Blair, Frans Timmermans,--pay attention and learn:

MK Hotoveli explains significance of the Levy Report



Judea and Samaria: MK Hotoveli Explains Significance of the Levy Report



On the Israeli election results:

 

Levy report rights historic wrongs:

["MK Uri Ariel (National Union) called the Levy Report "One of the most worthy and just reports ever penned… It aims to right the historical wrong introduced by the Sasson Report.

"This is a test for Netanyahu..."]

Will Bibi ultimately pass the test once a new government is formed? Or will he become an appeaser and undermine Israel himself?



A Good Run Through Israel's Historic Capital City

 

The Jerusalem Winner International Marathon

The marathon race was won by an Ethiopian man with a time of about two hours and sixteen minutes.

Two hours and sixteen minutes to run a distance of about 26 miles!

Set a new record for that marathon run.

More details of the 2013 Jerusalem International Marathon results here.

Also faster than the winning time for the DC Rock and Roll Marathon in 2012. Both marathons were for a distance of about 26 miles.

The winner of the DC Rock and Roll marathon finished with a time of about two hours and 26 minutes.

Related:

How to convert 42km to miles.

Running for Jerusalem, Israel's historic capital city:

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Other good pics here.

View pics from a Jog/Run through America's Most historic city here.



Featured Posts of the Week

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Comes from Israeltoday:

["Despite claiming to foster peace and coexistence, the Palestinians this week called for a boycott of the Jerusalem marathon and cancelled a soccer exhibition that would have pitted Israeli and Palestinian players against international powerhouse FC Barcelona.

Up to 20,000 people from around the world were expected to take part in the third annual Jerusalem Marathon on Friday. The marathon has received international acclaim and attracted major foreign sponsors.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat had hoped the event could demonstrate coexistence and a joint desire by Israelis and Palestinians to build up the holy city."]

 "...had hoped the event could demonstrate coexistence..

 With whom?

--read it all. The actions of the Fatah Islamists answer that question.

And next, from the Center for Security blogs:

Gay Anti-jewish Bigots Enable Muslim Anti-Gay Bigots

["For grievance-based identity groups on the left, embracing Islamic radicals has often been politically expedient but morally deficient.  From women’s organizations who ignore endemic domestic violence in Islamic societies, to black groups who ignore that the Islamic regime in Sudan still enslaves black children, the silence of these purported ‘civil rights’ organizations has been stunningly hypocritical.

Yet all of these groups are expert at mobilizing against what they consider the neo-colonial, racist apartheid regime of Israel.  Israel is also, ironically, the only Middle Eastern country that would tolerate them on its soil.

Considering that gays are routinely beaten, murdered by vigilantes, and executed by sovereign governments in the Islamic world, the tendency of left-wing gay organizations to champion Israel’s jihadist enemies is particularly disturbing.

Writing for the Gatestone Institute, Alan Dershowitz identifies a new strain of anti-Israel hysteria in the gay community which characterizes Israel’s tolerant attitude as ‘Pinkwashing’:

This burlesque of an argument first surfaced in a New York Times op-ed that claimed that Israel’s positive approach to gay rights is “a deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violation of Palestinians human rights behind an image of modernity signified by Israeli gay life.”

The author of the piece, a ‘professor of the humanities,’ apparently lacks the creativity to imagine that Israel might be exhibiting tolerance for gays, not because it hates Arabs, but because it is a Western democracy that believes in the right of the individual to make his or her own choices."]