Tuesday, August 6, 2013

THE UNCANNY DATE CHOSEN FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF PEACE TALKS

Koenig is reporting that the next round of peace talks will be in Jerusalem on August 14.

PA LEADERS TO DISCUSS SECOND ROUND OF PEACE TALKS SET FOR AUGUST 14



It was August 15, 2005, that, after pressure from then President George W. Bush, the Israelis began removing Israeli citizens from the Gaza strip in what has become known as the “Gaza pullout,” or “the Disengagement.”

Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, also known as the "Disengagement plan", "Gaza expulsion plan", and "Hitnatkut", was a proposal by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, adopted by the government on June 6, 2004 and enacted in August 2005, to resettle all Israelis from the Gaza Strip and from four settlements in the northern West Bank.

Those Israeli citizens who refused to accept government compensation packages and voluntarily vacate their homes prior to the August 15, 2005 deadline, were evicted by Israeli security forces over a period of several days. The eviction of all residents, demolition of the residential buildings and evacuation of associated security personnel from the Gaza Strip was completed by September 12, 2005. The eviction and dismantlement of the four settlements in the northern West Bank was completed ten days later.

. . . About nine thousand Israeli residents within Gaza were instructed to leave the area or face eviction by the night of Tuesday August 16, 2005. --Israel’s Unilateral Disengagement Plan (wikipedia, emphasis mine)

Bill Koenig notes this at his website about the dates of the Gaza pullout:

Israel's disengagement evacuation and eviction began on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and ended on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

So what is supposed to be accomplished in these talks?

The Blaze is reporting that Jeffrey Goldberg has listed 7 reasons why Secretary of State John Kerry is “delusional” with what he is expecting.

Goldberg listed the huge hurdles that would have to be cleared in order to sign a peace agreement after the nine-month window Kerry allocated the current round of talks.

Those are . . .

1. Jerusalem will have to be divided without sparking a global religious war.

2. Jewish settlers in Hebron will have to leave since the Palestinian Authority has said it doesn’t want any Jews in a future Palestine.

3. The descendants of Palestinians who left Israel during the 1948 war “must be told that they aren’t moving to Israel.”

4. Between 50,000 to 80,000 Israelis who live in far-flung settlements in Judea and Samara must be moved out of their homes.

5. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “must be persuaded to trust each other.”

6. Hamas which runs Gaza “must either dissolve itself or be dissolved by force or change its ideology in such a way as to conform to the Palestinian Authority’s vision of compromise,” and

7. “Hezbollah and Iran must be convinced not to start a war designed to interrupt the peace process.”

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By the way, did you notice in the hurdles listed above the concessions that the Palestinians have to make?

Yeah, me neither. No "physical" concessions, only ideologically ones, which just happens to be something unmeasurable and based only on the integrity of those who claim they have changed ideologically (hurdle 6).

So . . . after reading the hurdles listed above, even though I’ve linked to it before, I’m gonna do it again:

BILL KOENIG’S PARALLELS BETWEEN THE GAZA PULLOUT AND HURRICANE KATRINA

The reason it may be important to review the parallels is that in the Gaza Pullout, approximately 9,000 citizens were evicted from their homes under pressure from the U.S. and President Bush.

With this new round of peace talks and under the Obama plan, look at hurdles “2” and “4” that Goldberg outlines above. Wikipedia notes that between 500 and 850 Jewish “settlers” live in Hebron, so it looks like a MINIMUM OF 50,000, and upwards of 81,000, Israelis citizens would be forced from their homes.

Koenig notes that the Israelis were removed from Gaza by August 23, and by that afternoon Katrina formed.

On Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 23, 2005, Tropical Depression 12 formed. By 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the newly-formed tropical depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Katrina; and by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, Katrina became a hurricane. On Friday, Aug. 26, Hurricane Katrina hit Southeast Florida. By Monday, Aug. 29, Katrina had become a fierce and enormous Category 4 hurricane that hit Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama - devastating the city of New Orleans. It is now being called the largest natural disaster in U.S. history.

Koenig also notes that “Nine thousand Israelis were evicted by their government. Shortly thereafter, one million Americans were evicted by Hurricane Katrina.”

Can you imagine what the consequences might be if President Obama and John Kerry force 50,000 to 81,000 from their homes in Israel? Bush pressured Israel to evict 9,000 citizens from their homes. If the number 81,000 holds true, then President Obama is willing to force 9 TIMES AS MANY ISRAELIS FROM THEIR HOMES AS WHAT BUSH FORCED.

Think about that.

Maybe it's no small coincidence that after the announcement of the date for this next round of peace talks, which includes the possibility of removing up to 81,000 Israelis from their homes, that George W. Bush was in the news -- surgery for a heart blockage.



And think about this: If 9,000 forced from their homes in the Gaza pullout resulted in 1,000,000 citizens forced to flee their homes here in the U.S., from Hurricane Katrina, then what could be the next number of citizens forced from their homes here? Nine times as many?  Isn't 9,000,000 an unfathomable number?  Would we have another Katrina? Or could it be a massive earthquake? After all, Goldberg notes hurdle “1” is the division of Jerusalem.

Keep in mind that meteorologists are warning that they still anticipate an active hurricane season.

It appears that Kerry will push hard for Obama’s goals to be met. For those who have ears to hear, this is the time to be watching and praying.

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