Wednesday, May 4, 2016

USA's Failure in Reading Iran

A reminder of the USA failure in the Bay of Pigs in Cuba
which Ayatollah Khamenei just brought up with Palestinian terrorists.  .  
Nadene Goldfoot                                                                           

More than a year ago on March 2, 2015, the Iranian nuclear deal was ready to be announced at the end of March.   Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said back in 2013 that they would never give into economic sanctions .  The USA would  never force Iran into unwelcome concessions over nuclear development.   Khamenei wants to " be able to produce nuclear energy for power and medical purposes, and wants an end to sanctions that keep it from shipping oil or gaining access to global financial markets.  Khamenei, has said that Iran would want to build peaceful nuclear enrichment capability when a negotiated agreement expired."  Within the next minute, he is cursing Israel and threatening their end.  Can anyone believe him?  
John Kerry had said, "“We want to recognize the main goal here is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. And on that, Israel and the United States agree.”  The problem is that Israel and the USA do not agree as to how to prevent this from happening.  
John Kerry figured that with time, Iran will turn into a state
like other states and
come to be compliant about  nuclear power.  On the contrary,
they break laws and have become more aggressive with every
concession the USA makes. 

The deadline for finalizing an outline of an agreement was the end of March, and a final deal was to be reached by June. Under an agreement, Iran’s ability to produce nuclear fuel would probably be strictly limited for at least 10 years, and restrictions would be eased gradually. Iran would ship some nuclear equipment to Russia. After the deal ends, Iran would still be subject to inspections and unable to produce bomb-grade fuel. It remains unclear whether Iran would have to answer all questions from inspectors about its suspected work on bomb designs.  Now isn't this the most important part of all and no one was sure about it on our side?   Everyone knows that inspections are imperfect, as the U.S. has learned from Iraq to North Korea.
May 2, Monday, Khamenei threatened the US Navy's 5th Fleet sitting in Bahrain
waters.  He lashed out on TV at the USA's protecting the free flow of commerce and
shipping in the Persian gulf which he said was Iran's sphere.
"What is the US Navy doing here?  Go back to the Bay of Pigs.  Go and hold exercises there.
What are you doing in the Persian Gulf?  It is OUR home.

This is a very serious statement since he was pointing out the USA weakness from their failed
operation of the Bay of Pigs in Cuba. Muslim do not eat any meat from a pig, just like the Jews and
consider it also as an unclean animal.  He's being more fisty against the USA with each concession
that the USA makes with Iran.  What's the psychology that causes this?  One can't lose the upper hand
with people like the Ayatollah.  You can't grovel or give in an inch.  
2003 and Islamic Jihad Palestinians burning 3 flags in demonstration,
have much in common with Khamenei.

 During this past weekend of May Day, The Ayatollah spoke to the Palestinian ISLAMIC JIHAD'S DELEGATION,  Palestinian terrorists that came to him   to find ways to strengthen their intifada in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem. The Ayatollah  told them that the main enemy of Iran was America, not Israel.  His hostility is evident towards America,  but comes after the Obama Administration's announcement that the USA was subsidizing Iran's nuclear program by buying tons of HEAVY WATER from them.  They are also granting Iran the ability to receive US dollars.  Now that the Ayatollah is flush with cash, courtesy of Barack Obama,  he will find a few ways to strengthen the intifada of the Palestinians who turn into terrorists with the mere mention of it.  We also notice that Iran is far more aggressive now and gets more so with every concession Obama makes.  
Terrorists here keep their faces covered so can't be identified.
Israel has 1.7 million Arab citizens along with their 6 million Jews.
Israel is the only Jewish state in the world.  There are Muslim states that do not
allow Jews to enter.  In all, there are already 48 Muslim majority states without a Palestine created.  The UN faults Israel with every breath they take yet say nothing
about how Muslim countries treat them!  

 " Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is a Palestinian Islamist Paramilitary organization formed in 1981 whose objective is the destruction of the State of Israel and the establishment of a sovereign, Islamic Palestinian state." Islamic Jihad seems to be carried over to what is now called ISIS who have the same goals but for all the states of the Middle East.  They've been successful in Iraq and Syria to a degree.  
Another Jihad group, ISIS, and how they behead fellow Muslims
on the wrong side of the politics.  

The delegation "was  headed by the organization’s Secretary- General Ramadan Abdullah, who will visit Iran for a few days, according to a statement issued by the terrorist organization.
The delegation will meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Supreme National Security Council chief Ali Shamkhani  Islamic Jihad announced that “the delegation visiting Tehran has met with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as well as other senior Iranian officials.”.
Resource: CUFI, from Gary L. Bauer, Director: Khamenei Threatens US Navy
Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, via Associated Press

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Does NATO Affect Israel In Any Way?

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                
NATO has kept the peace in Europe

The first NATO Secretary General, Lord Ismay, said in 1949 that the goal was "to.keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.  It's creation can be seen as the primary school of thought called Atlanticism which stressed the importance of trans-Atlantic cooperation against an armed attack against any one of them in Europe or North America.  It would be an attack against all.   

At present, NATO (North Atlantic Alliance) has 28 members. In 1949, there were 12 founding members of the Alliance: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. 
The other member countries are: Greece and Turkey (1952), Germany (1955), Spain (1982), the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (1999), Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (2004), and Albania and Croatia (2009).
  • Dialogue and cooperation with Ukraine started after the end of the Cold War, when newly independent Ukraine joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (1991) and the Partnership for Peace programme (1994).

NATO is presently weighing the job of sending  4 battalions in Eastern States to deter Russia.  Donald Trump would like to get rid of NATO because the USA pays most of its expenses and he thinks its rather outdated, now.  Trump's timing of getting rid of NATO is bad because Russia has been displaying "increasingly aggressive behavior that is challenging the international norms.  They are often in violation of international law.

The Baltic state of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined NATO in 2004.  They have asked for greater presence of the NATO Alliance because they fear a threat from Russia after it annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.  Maybe they saw something brewing back in 2004.

The Connected Forces Initiative (CFI) aims to enhance the high level of interconnectedness and interoperability Allied forces have achieved on operations and with partners. CFI combines a comprehensive education, training, exercise and evaluation programme with the use of cutting-edge technology to ensure that Allied forces remain prepared to engage cooperatively in the future.NATO Naval Drills Began in Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean in 2014. 
NATO is weighing the decision to rotate 4 battalions of NATO  troops through the Eastern member states  which means 4,000 troops. They will come from the USA and its allies and will be sent to the Baltic states and to Poland.   It's their latest proposal to guard against the aggressive behavior of Russia.

This information came from the testifying of US Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 28, 2016.  He was there testifying on operations against the ISIS.  Carter is now on a 3 day trip to Germany.
Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe and Commander, US Army NATO General Richard C Longo, right, shakes hands with Polish general Adam Joks, left, ...
The USA budgeted to boost military training and exercises and announced last month about deploying continuous rotations of US based armored brigade combat teams to Europe.

Army General Curtis Scaparrotti will take over as the next NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe.  He will be succeeding US Air Force General Philip Breedlove.

NATO  is based on the North Atlantic Treaty signed back on April 4, 1949.  The member states have agreed to a mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.  The headquarters of NATO is in Haren, Brussels, Belgium, where the Supreme Allied Commander lives.  Belgium is one of 28 member states across North America and Europe.  Albania and Croatia are the newest who joined in April 2009.  22 more countries participate in their NATO's Paretnership for Peace program.  15 other countries are involved in institutionalized dialogue programmes.  The combined military spending of all NATO members is over 70% of the global total.  Members' defense spending is supposed to amount to 2% of the GDP (Gross domestic product (GDP) is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period).  Since the USA's GDP is probably the highest, they have been carrying the highest amount that goes into their treasury.                                                

Afghan security forces are dying at five times the rate of NATO soldiers as Taliban insurgents step up attacks ahead of the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014, the latest figures show.

Here's a problem.  Only 5 member states of the 28 meet the defense spending goal.  They are Poland, USA, Great Britain, Greece and Estonia.  Overall, six countries are raising and six are cutting their military spending as a proportion GDP this year when compared with 2014, and the rest are staying the same.   Russia invaded and annexed the Ukrainian region of Crimea in 2014.  The North Atlantic Treaty Organization spending is set to decrease by 1.5%, to roughly $893 billion.Some of these countries, including Latvia and Lithuania, are among those that increased their spending this year.  With USA officials, the military has for a long time found this financing problem a sore spot, so it hasn't been that Trump thought this one up all by himself out of the blue.  He got it from those he spoke to.  

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James was in Brussels last week to confer with NATO officials, and she urged America’s allies to reverse the trend.

Israel is not a member of NATO.  "Israel might become a NATO member-state if its neighbours also joined.   Alternatively, Israel might become a NATO member-state if NATO somehow became an alliance aimed against the Arab and/or Muslim world. Failing those scenarios, Israeli membership is a non-starter.  There is no alliance group except the USA for Israel.  She stands pretty much alone against a large Arab alliance.  However, she is a member of the Mediterranean Dialogue of 7 States .  I'm glad to see her close neighbors of Egypt and Jordan standing with her.  
NEGEV DESERT, Israel — U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, National Guard Bureau chief, meets Israeli Soldiers who were training in urban warfare techniques at the Israeli Defense Force’s National Center for Ground Training here Nov. 21, 2005. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Bob Haskell)
" Among NATO's partners are the Mediterranean Dialogue states, consisting of 7 countries:
Israel, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan, Mauritania and Morocco. There is constant and ongoing connection between Israel and NATO, and Israel is regarded a Major non NATO ally, alongside Australia, South Korea and Japan."

Once upon a time, there was another force that was supposed to be protecting Israel.  "After the Suez Crisis in 1956, the United Nations Emergency Force deployed in the Sinai Peninsula in order to serve as a buffer between Israel and Egypt.   But in 1967, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser demanded that the U.N. forces leave - which they did immediately. Nasser then threatened Israel with annihilation. The Six-Day War followed soon after."   So you can't put 100% of your faith in these outside forces.  Sadly, the NATO forces didn't help  Crimea.  

By May 13, 2015, "NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg added: "We are deeply concerned by statements of possible future stationing of nuclear weapons and development systems in Crimea."  Russia  had annexed Crimea in 2014 in a move that was widely condemned by the international community but was greeted as a great patriotic victory at home.
NATO also warned President Vladimir Putin to waste no time in implementing a fragile peace deal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, after the Russian strongman's meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday raised hopes of a slackening in tensions. 
The latest news in April 2016 is that  "NATO has moved to bolster its forces in its east European member states as a result of the Crimea-Russian fiasco.  Russia is widely accused of covertly backing the rebels who now control much of eastern Ukraine after a bloody armed conflict with the government in Kiev, "  and Ukraine is a NATO member.  "A national security paper was updated to say that NATO's recent build-up of military potential around Russia's borders constituted "violations of norms of international law".
"Tension between NATO and Russia, which both possess huge nuclear arsenals dating back to the Cold War, has clouded international relations since the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine following the peninsula's disputed referendum on self-determination." 
This thing is too big.  Trump will not be able to give it up.  It's standing for peace, even though they failed already when bucking Russia.  The problem is money.  Other's have to shell out their fair share.  Some are already shook up and are doing it.  The right words may have been enough already  spoken by Trump in thinking that the biggest pockets are thinking of pulling out. 

On the other hand, can or will NATO do anything more about Russia's handling of Crimea and Ukraine?  Is it their role to do so?  If not, what are they paying for?  Can a WWIII start right here? 


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Nuclear Reactors of Iraq and Syria and Who Stopped Them

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                      

"On June 7, 1981, when Jimmy Carter was ending his American presidency,  Israel bombed the Osirak  nuclear reactor the French had built for Iraq under the guise of needing peacetime power. This was stated by a country knee-deep in oil. It  had been under construction 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) southeast of Baghdad  It is the world's first air strike against a nuclear plant.   "The 70-megawatt uranium-powered reactor was near completion but had not been stocked with nuclear fuel so there was no danger of a leak, according to sources in the French atomic industry."  The atomic bombs from this "would be of the Hiroshima size. Thus a mortal danger to the people of Israel progressively arose."  The Israeli leaders for this operation were Prime Minister Menachem Begin and  Air Force Commander, David Ivry.  Casualties in the attack numbered 10 Iraqi soldiers and one civilian Frenchman.  

Israel  acted then because it believed the reactor would be completed shortly - either at the beginning of July or the beginning of September 1981."  "Iraq does not share a border with Israel, but since 1948 it has been one of Israel's staunchest enemies. 

Iraq made Israel a prime target for attack during the Gulf War and was a sponsor of terrorism against Israel. The 2003 Iraq War, however, destroyed much of the Iraqi army and deposed Saddam Hussein opening up the possibility that a new, democratically elected Iraqi government may change its orientation toward Israel and adopt a policy that if not friendly, is at least less hostile.
Israeli jet that protected from nuclear facility
in Operation Opera 

 "The attack was strongly criticized around the world, including in the United States, and Israel was rebuked by the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly in two separate resolutions.  Media reactions were no less negative: "Israel's sneak attack ... was an act of inexcusable and short-sighted aggression", wrote the New York Times, while the Los Angeles Times called it "state-sponsored terrorism". The destruction of Osirak has been cited as an example of a preventive strike in contemporary scholarship on international law." 

Iraq had been in every war against Israel; 1948,  1967, and 1973,  They border Israel and were enemies; enemies now building an atomic reactor with a history of ONLY attacking Israel. The Israelis viewed the reactor with suspicion, and said that it was designed to make nuclear weapons.  Iraq never did respond.   During the Persian Gulf War from August 2, 1990 to February 28, 1991, Iraq fired 39 modified Scud ballistic missiles at Israel despite there being no aggression from Israel at the time. Israel, under pressure from the United States with President George Herbert Walker Bush, never retaliated. 

America's Vice President Cheney for George Walker Bush found out in the Spring of 2007 that Israel had been at it again.  This time they had found out from the Israelis that east of Damascus in the Syrian desert, the North Koreans were building secretly a replica of their own reactor at Yongbyon.  They were almost finished with the building.  This was near the town of Al-Kibar and was a fact that the US intelligence community had completely missed. 

Cheney was told about it by the head of Israel's Mossad, Aluf Meir Dagan nee Hubermann.  
Meir just died Mary 17, 2016 at age 71, born in 1945 at the end of WWII.   He was considered for the elite Sayeret Matkal unit, but ended up joining the Paratroopers Brigade.

That's all the world had needed.  What if Assad had been able to use their own plutonium-producing nuclear reactor.  Assad hadn't hesitated when he used Sarin gas on his own people.  The world would have been in jeopardy, especially Israel.  Israel "discovered Al-Kibar in the nick of time.  They also carried out the attack that was almost certainly the only means of ensuring the reactor never went hot."  (John Hannah (foreign Policy).  

Israel took it out.  "Israel's September 6, 2007, attack on Syria's Al-Kibar nuclear facility surprised the world—Syria most of all. The operation, executed by the Israeli Air Force (IAF), was reminiscent of Israel's 1981 attack on Iraq's Osirak reactor, but with two noticeable differences. First, Israel remained silent following the Al-Kibar bombing, while in 1981 it boasted publicly about the Iraq strike even before the pilots had returned. Second, whereas the international community knew of Saddam Hussein's nuclear plans in 1981, few were aware of the extent of Syria's nuclear program in 2007.
Demonstration at Isfahan nuclear facility in Iran
of their right to nuclear power-
worried after Syria's center was destroyed by Israel.

In December 2015, the IAEA issued a report concluding:

The Agency assesses that a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran prior to the end of 2003 as a coordinated effort, and some activities took place after 2003. The Agency also assesses that these activities did not advance beyond feasibility and scientific studies, and the acquisition of certain relevant technical competences and capabilities. The Agency has no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009.
Following this report, the IAEA Board of Governors passed a resolution closing its consideration of the issues in the report and terminating previous resolutions about Iran.  Iran has held a series of meetings with a group of six countries: China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, United States. These six are known as the P5+1 (the permanent five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) or alternatively as the E3+3. These meetings are intended to resolve concerns about Iran's nuclear program."From the initial reports we can already conclude that this agreement is a historic mistake for the world," Netanyahu said Tuesday. "Far-reaching concessions have been made in all areas that were supposed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability."  They will get it after so many years.  it was a deal that took 2 years to get to.                                                                   
Paul Vallely b: 1939, retired Major General and  senior military analyst for Fox News.
He served in the Vietnam War and retired in 1993 as Deputy 

Commanding General, 
Pacific Command.. He is co-author of ENDGAME.  
In an  interview, Retired US Army Major General Paul Vallely told WND that President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and chief White House adviser Valerie Jarrett “are treading on treason under the U.S. Constitution for aiding and abetting Iran, a known enemy of the United States, while throwing Israel, a longtime U.S. ally, to the wolves.”

Now I read that a general is prodding Israel to take out the Iran facilities.  Israel had fought against their ability to produce atomic weapons with the Stuxnet virus in Iranian computers using to create such  vile weapons. They are facing one of 2 things; either the Messiah will appear and save Israel or Iran will be able to manufacture anything they want in about 14 years.  According to Donald Trump, the USA signed on a terrible deal with Iran's nuclear power.   The window for Israel to attack has come and gone.  All of the Middle East is at jeopardy.   Military experts are saying that Iran already has nuclear weapons.  

The World Dodged a Bullet in Syria-Thanks to Israel-John Hannah (Foreign Policy).

Monday, April 25, 2016

Who's Israel Safe With-Clinton or Trump?

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                
Clinton's daughter Chelsea, husband Marc Mezvinsky and baby Charlotte now expecting
 a 2nd this summer.  Marc is  is an American investment banker, co-founder of hedge fund Eaglevale Partners.
Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka , husband Jared Corey Kushner and grandchildren Arabella Rose and Joseph Frederick  with one baby not in picture.  Ivanka has converted to Judaism.  Jared is
 an American businessman and investor. He is principal owner of the real estate holding and development company,  Kushner Properties,  and the newspaper publishing company, 
 The New York Observer.

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's children have married Jewish men. Both daughters have children. Ivanka and Chelsea are friends.   That should be reason enough that regardless of who is in the power throne of President of the USA, Israel will be safe with this country.  It's not enough of a guarantee.  What is each person like in regards to a Jewish country?  What's their track record?

Hillary was the presidential contender in 2008 with Obama and lost. Obama has been about the worst president as far as Israel goes.   For an outstanding student and lawyer, Hillary has been Obama's  Secretary of State, making several gross errors while serving.   She  has been carrying on his wishes as far as Israel has been concerned.  The one good act of hers has been to argue against Bernie Sanders about Israel, which  gives her some good points.                                      
Hillary Diane Clinton nee Rotham was born October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois,
the oldest of 3 children with 2 younger brothers.  
Hillary is the daughter of Hugh Ellsworth Rodham, Republican, Methodist and textile wholesaler of Pennsylvania.  He died in 1993. His father was English, an immigrant from County Durham, while his mother was born in Pennsylvania, to Welsh immigrant parents one of which was from Merthyr Tydfil; Both were descended from lines of coal miners.
Her mother was Dorothy Emma Howell.  Hillary switched from a Republican to Democrat in 1968.  

Now let's look at her long record.                          
1974 UN Address of Arafat
1974:  Hillary told friends she was "sympathetic" to the PLO and Yasser Arafat during the early 1970s during days of Nixon.  Hillary had tried to convince Bill, her husband-would be president  1993-2001  that Arafat was a "freedom fighter' just trying to free his people from their Israeli "oppressors."  So this is where her attitude started towards Israel.

1986: Bill was governor of Arkansas and Hillary brought in the Israeli literacy program, HOME INSTRUCTION FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL YOUNGSTERS (Hippy) for a major school reform push and it was a huge success.  The still use it in 21 USA states.  That was a move showing trust of something from Israel.
1998:  Hillary laid out her own vision for the Middle East and declared support for an independent Palestinian state before Bill said a thing.  She was hailed in Israel and Judea/Samaria as the champion of Palestinian statehood.  She praised the leadership of Chairman Arafat in the peace process and hope for the future.  She doesn't show any knowledge of his history against Israel and all the deaths he had caused.
1949:  Israel was left with 20% of the original 100% Jewish Homeland promise,
and now USA presidents and Europe are trying to take half of Israel for
a Palestine that has never existed before.  80% had gone to Saudi prince Abdullah who
wanted to be a king, and Britain owed them a reward.
1999:  Hillary visited Ramallah (Arab town) and Arafat's wife, Suha, accused Israel of poisoning their water supply and land in Judea and Samaria-where Jews also lived.  Hillary gets her picture taken with her embracing and kissing Suha on the cheek.  Later Hillary said it was just diplomatic protocol.  We know she's crazy about Arafat and the whole idea of taking credit for causing a Palestine state.
Suha and Hillary
       Working both sides, Hillary wrote a letter to Orthodox Union saying Jerusalem is the eternal and indivisible capital of Israel and if elected as senator will advocate moving the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  Does she realize that Palestinians also want Jerusalem?  I don't think so, as she is offering this now to the Jews.  Compensation for a state?  Maybe.
2000:  "Hillary accepts a campaign donation from the Muslim Brotherhood-linked American Muslim Alliance's Mass. Chapter and tried to hide it by recording the donation on federal filing forms as being from the "American Museum Alliance."  Her best co-worker in State Dept office and also her friend  is Huma Abedin, daughter of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.  She eventually returned the funds after 4 months.   Hillary now says it's up to Arafat to stop violence and maintain a cease fire reached YESTERDAY, and to make it clear that violence is not acceptable...His life has been one big violent act with Israel.

2006:  Near UN, a rally was held supporting Israel to take whatever steps necessary to defend against Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and Syria.  She spoke while picturing this happening from Mexico on USA soil shooting rockets at us.  She was candidate for US Senator from NY.

2007:  Hillary told Palestinian Media Watch that we must stop the propaganda which Palestinian children are being exposed..  She sponsored S. Res. 92 calling for immediate and unconditional release of soldiers of Israel held captive by Hamas and Hezbollah.   She voted that Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps were a terrorist group and that Hamas's governing of Gaza should not be recognized until the terror group renounced violence and terror and recognized Israel's right to exist.  All this is excellent !
Then again, a close associate of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian lobbyist Hani Masri, raised more than $100,000 for Clinton's 2008 Presidential campaign which she lost to Obama.
2008:  Clinton supported "limited talks" with Hamas if Israel deems it to be in its best interests.  She refused to answer anything about Iran reaching nuclear capability.  She said she hated the Hamas rocket attacks on southern Israel and so Israel has the right to defend its citizens.  She called on Hamas to stop.  They didn't.  She blamed Bush for not stopping the attacks-permanently, evidently.  On ABC Good Morning America, she asserted that if President, the USA could totally obliterate Iran in retaliation for a nuclear strike against Israel.  This to me is like closing the barn door after the horses got out.  A lot of good that will do for the  7 million people of Israel. .This is her planning strategy.    Well, glad you'll retaliate-USA.  You'll miss us.

2009:  Sidney Blumentahl wrote "Republican Gomorrah", a book by his son, an anti-Israel activist and Hamas supporter, Max Blumenthal.  Yes, we do have our sickos.   " It is a bestiary of dysfunction, scandal, and crime from the heart of the movement that runs the Republican Party.   Hillary wrote to him and said "It's great.  Congrats to all!"  She doesn't like the Republicans.  He also later wrote "and Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel (2013).  He had been Hillary Clinton's Aide while the Secretary of State.  How supportive of Israel can Hillary truly be when surrounded by haters? So far, Obama, as a friend, spells trouble for Israel with friends like him..   The abject snobbery he has given to Netanyahu makes my head spin.  it's not love, that's for sure.  

In May she told Al Jazeera (Arab newspaper/TV station that we want to see a stop to Israeli settlement construction, additions, natural growth--any kind of settlement activity.  That is what the president Obama has called for.  Then, at a press conference with Egypt's foreign minister, she said Obama wants to see a stop to settlements, no exceptions.  
Yoni Netanyahu
PM Benjamin Netanyahu

2010:  Clinton spoke to Prime Minister  Netanyahu for 45 minutes rebuking him for his decision to move ahead with 1,600 new housing units in eastern Jerusalem.  Sidney Blumenthal (father) offers her an armchair psychiatric analysis of Netanyahu in memo.  His email is that Netanyahu is haunted by fear that he can't equal his dead brother, Yoni, and so can't measure up for his father.  Evidently to Hillary,Netanyahu isn't allowed to   make decisions on his own.   Sidney is no psychologist.  He's is an American journalist, activist, writer and former political aide. He is a former aide to President Bill Clinton; a long-time confidant to Hillary Clinton; and a journalist,  Hillary does have Jewish friends.  
Egged Bus in Israel
2011:  Clinton hears about gender segregation on buses in Jerusalem and thinks it's the same as USA's Rosa Parks situation of 1955, a black who refused to give up her seat to a white person in Alabama's South.  She knew nothing about the Orthodox Jews who will not sit in mixed company, even in the synagogue.  Israel's finance minister, Yuval Steinitz said her remark was "completely exaggerated."  At the same time, the American ambassador to Israel, Thomas Pickering, was also out of line.  This advisor to Clinton suggested that the US covertly generate  Palestinian unrest to push the Israelis to jump-start stalled peace talks.  He wants to use nonviolent protests and demonstrations to put peace back in the center of their aspirations and thoughts, influence the political leadership, he wrote.  Little does he realize he's asking to start an intifada, as things never remain peaceful with these highly strung excitable people.  He said that Netanyahu cannot deliver anything the Palestinians can accept without our help.  This is the rhetoric she is immersed in; scheming, plotting against Israel, an Israel that she doesn't even understand a thing about of  their culture or religion.  
                                                                                          2012: Hillary's foreign policy aide, Jake Sullivan, met in secret with Iranian diplomats in Oman.  He made no progress over Iran's nuclear program.  She and the White House met for 6 more months and decided that they would let Iran  finish enriching uranium at small levels.  It was their best bet to get diplomacy to succeed with them.  
Palestinian Hamas terrorist of Gaza-Hamas took over Gaza
Not a word about Palestinians attacking Jews all the time, Hillary? Israel has been
doing more for Palestinians than their own people have.   

   Clinton spoke at the Saban Forum and said that Israel lacked generosity and empathy towards Palestinians!   Her email had a quote from Netanyahu telling the newspaper, Jerusalem Post, "We have 2 main enemies....the New York Times and Haaretz, which is an extreme leftist newspaper.  Clinton replied with sarcasm, "Further Bibi lore."  Everyone in Israel knows this.  I know it.  She doesn't realize how it stands out like a sore thumb!  
                                                                             Image result for Clinton's book, Hard Choices, picture 2014:  Clinton wrote her memoir, "HARD CHOICES."  Her characterization of Israel is as an occupying force.  She wrote about a 1981 trip she took with her husband and said that Palestinians were denied the dignity and self-determination that we take for granted.  She also mentions that her hard line she took on Israeli settlements didn't work for her, but that Obama's stance against Israel hardened Abbas's position.  Duh.  That's exactly what we knew would happen.  Then she was trying to rewrite her position on settlements, according to Noah Pollak, executive director of the Emergency Committee for Israel.  He said she knows that her past 5 years being against Israel is not helpful to her presidential ambition, so she now is trying to distance herself by downgrading her involvements.  

     Clinton was silent about Sec. of State John Kerry threatening that Israel could be an apartheid state if a 2-state solution is not reached soon.  Jewish groups spoke out against Kerry's remark, but of course not Clinton.  She was one of the first to  promote a 2 state solution.  

2015:  Earl F. Hilliard, former Rep. member of Alabama 1993-2003, blamed her presidential campaign defeat on Jewish interests and the Jewish media to her  Alabama leadership team when she appointed him with them.  He's one of the most vocal opponents of Israel in Congress.  She and her campaign team reached out to opponents of the Iran deal, including American Jewish leaders.  A number of Jewish leaders said they remained concerned about the agreement, but that Clinton wasn't facing the same criticism as Obama.  

Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the USA, wrote in his memoir, " Ally:  My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide" that he was consistently rebuffed when he tired to meet with Clinton on the grounds that SHE DID NOT RECEIVE AMBASSADORS while she was Sec. of State.  She wrote:  I am deeply committed to Israel's future as a secure and democratic Jewish state, and just as convinced that the only way to guarantee that outcome is through diplomacy.  And while no solution can be imposed from outside, I believe the US has a responsibility to help bring Israelis and Palestinians to the table and to encourage the difficult but necessary decision that will lead to peace.  Then it turned into a political aspiration with her saying, "When I am President,I will never stop working to advance the goal of 2 states for 2 peoples living in peace, security and dignity.  

2016:  Hillary spoke at the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines in Iowa and noted that Abbas of Palestinians has never stopped  cooperation with Israel on security, even when there had been outbursts of terrorism;  even when Hamas has tried to provoke such a breach.  She said this when Israel was blaming Abbas for inciting a terror wave in Israel through Abbas saying that the Jewish state is trying to change the status quo at the Temple Mount holy site.  It's as if she were out to lunch, not knowing what was going on or why, and was the last to blame the Palestinians for anything, including terror waves.  This is similar to her not knowing what was going on with the native population in Ben Gazi when it was her job to keep her ambassadors safe.  

She came right out and admitted that tossing Israel was a choice she made-albeit a hard one.  I'm afraid that's what so many have said.  She's no different.  She has shown her political side in empathizing with Israel in the beginning, but then being enamoured with the Palestinians and Arafat as she went along.  
                                                            Now to look at Donald Trump.  
Mary Anne Trump nee MacLeod, mother of Donald. 
Trump family portrait with Donald on left.
At age 13 he was sent to the New York  Military Academy for schooling.  

The school counts other well-off and famous alumni such as composer Stephen Sondheim, bandleader Les Brown and mobster John Gotti Jr., among numerous other leaders in business, military and the art world.  
Donald  Trump, b:June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, 
holding his newest grandson, Theodore James Kushner.   
4th of 5 children, Donald is the son of Frederick Christ Trump, real estate developer, born in the Bronx whose paternal grandparents  were from Germany.  His grandfather was born in Kallstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate, immigrating in 1885.  
His mother was Mary Anne Trump, born in Scotland.  
 He missed the baby's Bris by thumping on the road.  Donald says that he is of Presbyterian faith.  Trump switched from being a Democrat to Republican recently,
the 5th time he's changed according to Washington Times.    

Can Trump be a better friend of Israel?  He comes to us with no experience in dealing with Israel. He builds hotels.  He's not a politician.  You can tell by the way he talks; rough, like contractors might.  He's a straight shooter who has changed his mind a lot.  Either he is growing and learning or the parties are changing and no longer suit his taste.   Trump has ties to the Jewish-American community. At an Algemeiner Journal awards ceremony honoring him with the Algemeiner Liberty Award, he was asked about having Jewish grandchildren. Trump said: "Not only do I have Jewish grandchildren, I have a Jewish daughter,  Ivanka, who converted to Judaism before her marriage to Jared Kushner  and I am very honored by that ... it wasn't in the plan but I am very glad it happened

2004:  "In Spring 2004, at the height of violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the Grand Marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest single gathering in support of the Jewish state."
2015: Trump has a pre-requisite before coming to the table for peace talks.  "The Palestinians must come to the table knowing that the bond between the United States and Israel is unbreakable. They must come to the table willing and able to stop the terror being committed on a daily basis against Israel and they must come to the table willing to accept that Israel is a Jewish State and it will forever exist as a Jewish State."  Israel has also been waiting for this to happen, but the Arabs had a meeting on Sept. 1, 1967 in Khartoum where they said no to 3 things, and they have stuck by them.  All this gets their NO.  This has been the problem.  

 In Speaking in November to AIPAC in Alabama, "I came here to speak to you about where I stand on the future of American relations with our strategic ally, our unbreakable friendship, and our cultural brother, the only democracy in the Middle East, the State of Israel. Over 2,000 people heard him speak.  

My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran. I have been in business a long time. I know deal-making and let me tell you, this deal is catastrophic - for America, for Israel, and for the whole Middle East.  When I'm president, believe me, I will veto any attempt by the UN to impose its will on the Jewish state. You see, I know about deal-making - that's what I do. 
He knows about the hatred and books taught to Arabs by Arabs. like Hilary knows.  "In Palestinian society, the heroes are those who murder Jews - we can't let this continue. You cannot achieve peace if terrorists are treated as martyrs. Glorifying terrorists is a tremendous barrier to peace.
In Palestinian textbooks and mosques, you've got a culture of hatred that has been fermenting there for years, and if we want to achieve peace, they've got to end this indoctrination of hatred. There is no moral equivalency. Israel does not name public squares after terrorists. Israel does not pay its children to stab random Palestinians."
2016:  He said, "“Don’t get confused there in Israel: I am currently your biggest friend. My daughter is married to a Jew who is an enthusiastic Israel supporter, and I have taken part in many Israel Day Parades.  My friendship with Israel is very strong.”
“My friendship with Israel is stronger than any other candidate’s. I want to make one thing clear: I want to strike a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It is what I aspire to do. Peace is possible, even if it is the most difficult agreement to achieve. As far as I understand, Israel is also interested in a peace deal. I’m not saying I’ll succeed, or even that an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is within reach, but I want to try. But in order for an agreement to happen, the Palestinians need to show interest. It’s a little difficult to reach an agreement when the other side doesn’t really want to talk to you."  

My comment to Trump is that Israel has been trying to reach an agreement since 1948 and this must be getting a little old.  Now is not the time.  It's up to Netanyahu to know when.  68 years of trying leads me to realize that Palestinians, run by Hamas terrorists, have agreed with their peers   to say NO. He and Clinton need to read about the Khartoum meeting they had with their peers agreeing to the 3 NOs in September 1967 after the Six Day War.  

On Iran, “This deal was the worst deal that Israel could have gotten. Think about it: Beyond the deal itself, Iran also received $150 billion. And to think that they signed that deal without discussing it with Israel! As far as I’m concerned, this deal is the worst thing that ever happened to Israel. There is a clause in it that stipulates protecting Iran’s nuclear facilities should they come under attack. You have to read it to believe it. It may very well be the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. I don’t understand what it means, that America will attack Israel if Israel attacks Iran? That’s ridiculous.”  
 2015:   Trump said, "We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem - and we will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the state of Israel." He was reading his speech.  
2016:  On moving the embassy to Jerusalem, Trump now says in February 2016 that he likes the idea. 

Trump maintains relationships with several prominent national evangelical and Christian leaders, including Tony Perkins  the evangelical president of the Family Research Council-a conservative policy and lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C  who has endorsed Ted Cruz, .and Ralph Reedconservative American political activist, best known as the first executive director of the Christian Coalition during the early 1990s..  During his 2016 presidential campaign, he received a blessing from Greek Orthodox priest Emmanuel Lemelson

 “There is still a long way to go, but we are on the right track. If I make it to the White House, you will have a true friend there.”

Israelis favored Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the 2012 United States presidential election by a 57 percent to 22 percent margin.  I agreed with this choice.  This year?  Someone who's good for the free world, they say.  

Update 5/4/16-Trump is now the official Republican running for President.  Clinton lost to Sanders in Indiana.  She's still ahead, though.