Monday, August 21, 2017

When London's Columnist Goes From Left to Right: Melanie Phillips

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                  
"Melanie Phillips is a British journalist, author, and public commentator. She started on the left of the political spectrum, writing for The Guardian and New Statesman.  Melanie, born June 4, 1951, is married to "Joshua Rufus Rozenberg QC, a British legal commentator and journalist. He was educated at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith and Wadham College, University of Oxford, where he took a law degree".
Melanie Phillips has moved from the left to the right in London, of all places.  What has soured her on her outlook of life to change so?  She's a spokesperson that I hadn't heard of here in the USA, but she and I  are on pretty much the same pages. 

She wrote an article called "Jews Misread America's Cultural Civil War" and point out that this is not only an "immensely dangerous moment for the west," but also for Israel and the Jewish people.  
                                                    

That's where we agree.  I see my own people tearing Trump apart in their disagreement that he was elected by the laws of our country fairly to be president because he not only was from the Republican side, but that he did not present their own Democratic ideals.  The direction that they were going into was the opposite direction that Trump was going and he wasn't using the same tactics they were at all.  For instance, he didn't spend half the money they did in running their campaign.   He expressed himself sometimes in unbecoming ways.  Pundits today are calling him insane and asking speakers if it isn't time to throw him out of office.  
She wrote, "At Charlottesville, the former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke ranted in deranged fashion about alleged Jewish power over the media and banking system and about the ”Zionist ethno-state of Israel”. But this vile outpouring is indistinguishable from the anti-Semitic tropes spewed out by “antifa” groups, of the kind that clashed at Charlottesville, and beyond them the left in general and beyond then too; indeed the trope of Jewish power controlling the world was institutionalized by Mearsheimer and Walt in their book The Israel Lobby, and yet they (Mearsheimer and Walt)  remain esteemed and even lionized in academia."  The sad truth is that when the academia accept such ideas made up of lies, too many Democrats and Republicans and Independents buy into it, and are hooked by thinking that the academia must know best because they are academia, people who must be able to reason the best, and they don't check facts for themselves because they think they are just too busy or it's unnecessary.
                                            

Columnists  here in the USA and elsewhere have been just as guilty if not more so.  There is one thought coming out of of Democrats ever since Trump was elected, and that's to get Trump ousted.  There's so much peer pressure that few are able to stand alone and face the mob with differing facts.  I'm surprised that such a lady as Melanie Phillips has done so.  She, as I also do, see greater fears than Trump in our lives.  It's like crying over crumbs dropped on the kitchen floor when the Walking Dead are clawing at the door ready to break it down.  

                                                           
She wrote, "Black Lives Matter, a core antifa group which was at Charlottesville, is said by Alan Dershowitz to have “declared war against the nation state of the Jewish people”. Isn’t the support for BLM by so many American Jewish liberals the thing that’s really beyond belief?"  It's like:  here we go again with the Blacks being against the Jews-the apartment owners and the tenants' fight of New York, basically that caused friction between the two people long ago.  Just like other groups in our history, everything that bothers people becomes the fault of the Jews.   Forget the facts that Jews were the first to step in and come to the Blacks' aid in their time of crisis in the 60's and some even died with them.  
                                               
From childhood to Presidency, Donald Trump, born June 14, 1946.

Quotes:  What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
Author of 8 books: The Art of the Deal is best known. 

As neo-Nazis grow bolder, the ‘antifa’ has emerged to fight them."

                                                       
                                          




Indeed, the antifa arrived at Charlottesville equipped for violence with baseball bats and sticks."  Nobody on the left has admitted this important fact.  That's why Trump didn't come right out and call them like the Democrats were.  He said he was checking on the facts, and obviously he did.  As it turned out, this is the way the antifa is reacting these days.  Gone are the ideas of passive resistance of Martin Luther King with this group.  
                                                         
President Trump's wife,  Melania Trump, married in 2005
She was a successful fashion model before marriage.
Melania is the first naturalized U.S. citizen to become First Lady, and the second First Lady born overseas after Louisa Adams, who was born in London to an American father.

                                                                
Trump's daughter, Ivanka, converted to Judaism
when she married her husband, Jered Kushner.
This picture is in Jerusalem at the Wall "Kotel."
Ivanka Marie Trump is an American businesswoman who is an adviser to President Donald Trump. She is the daughter of the president and his first wife, former model Ivana Trump.  At 5'11", Ivanka could also easily be a model.  She's the mother of 3;  Arabella Rose KushnerTheodore James KushnerJoseph Frederick Kushner

Here in the USA, Jewish Democrats made up a good 80 % of the Jewish population, but it fell to about 70% in 2012. 

 "In the 2008 presidential election, 78% of Jews voted for Barack Obama, who became the first African-American to be elected president. Polls indicate during this election, 83% of "white" Jews voted for Obama compared to just 34% of white Protestants and 47% of white Catholics, though 67% of those identifying with another religion and 71% identifying with no religion also voted Obama.

 In the 2012 presidential election, 68% of Jews voted for Barack Obama.  

It's been a long standing opinion to vote Democratic since the days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt when they remembered the Jews who were trapped in Europe and unable to get out to freedom away from the Nazis.  I see the Democrats have changed from their original standards, but evidently many of my brethren haven't noticed.   Melanie is pointing  this out to them. 

 Times have changed and so have the Democrats.  They're no longer the support the Jews have needed in an anti-Semitic society.  They've become that society.  They've gone from Democratic values to Socialistic ones and others I can't even categorize.  That's how we see it.  We notice the differences that have developed.  

Resource:  https://www.israpundit.org/jews-misread-americas-cultural-civil-war/
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/jun/18/melanie-phillips-rightwing
http://www.jpost.com/Author/Melanie-Phillips
CNN News: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Tapper
http://thenewghana.com/2017/08/14/as-neo-nazis-grow-bolder-the-antifa-has-emerged-to-fight-them/

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Islam's View of Judaism, Explaining the Attacks on Israel


Nadene Goldfoot
                                                   

 "Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez announced that Islam was brought to the world by Allah to correct the "distortions" of Judaism and Christianity. At the center of Judaism, he said, was "material, money and wealth." Christianity, he asserted, took the opposite, albeit equally "wrong," interpretation of the divine, as it "came up with an understanding that denigrated the world and deemed property and wealth almost forbidden [haram]."

His philosophy is anti-Semitic, showing he knows nothing at all about Judaism, which is not a material religion.  Jews have been asked over and over of what Judaism teaches and Hillel said, "Don't do to others what you don't want to happen to you, and the rest is all commentary.  Judaism is all about treating people fairly, something that hasn't been happening to us very often.  It comes to us from Moses who got it directly from G-d.  

Hillel and Shammai were two rabbis in the first century who saw things differently.  They would debate each other.  "Yet these origins are indisputable and are clearly traceable to the talmudic story about the two first-century-BCE rabbinic sages, Hillel and Shammai, contemporaries paired together by Jewish tradition as archetypical opposites: Hillel the tolerant and liberal “loose constructionist” of the Law, Shammai the exacting and inflexible “strict constructionist.” In one story about them, a gentile comes to both and asks, with the obvious intention of provoking them, to be taught the whole Torah while standing on one leg. Shammai is indeed provoked and gives the man an angry whack with a measuring rod. Hillel replies, “That which is hateful to you, do not unto another: This is the whole Torah. The rest is commentary — [and now] go study.”

I'll tell you some real facts about Jews and money.
Christians soon decided in their first meeting in Constantinople to be against Jews, who they were overcoming in power during the 1st century.  Jews were not allowed by Christians in the trades, and soon the only way most could earn a living was by lending money, and that they did to kings and other Christians in power.  Christians thought it was not something they could do; that it was beneath them.  Many Jews had been involved in trading; with ships from Israel, by foot into other parts of the world, and especially working the Silk Road in trading.  They were most knowledgeable about the Trade profession and so were successful with it, getting kings and queen's to notice  them while the kings only had feeble attempts in trade.

Jews would be invited to live in a king's realm to improve their economic wealth and to be there to borrow from.  Of course most never paid their debt back to the Jews, and the ending for many Jews  has often ended in death.  Some of these Jews were even rabbis.  

Jews in Europe had no choice but to be economically savvy in order to exist, and when they moved into Eastern Europe, had an even harder time of it.  Judaism gives rules of conduct and prevents any charlatan type of behavior.  It's not teaching how to harm people in their dealings.  After all, Judaism did give the world the Ten Commandments.  Evidently Gormez has never heard of that or isn't about to let his followers hear about them.  Americans might not know of them either since it is against the law  for the 10 laws to be in public view in most places.  
                                                                   

They are in view in Portland, Oregon on the top of Neveh Shalom Synagogue, however, in Hebrew, of course.  (We read from right to left like Arabic)  Ten laws to live by, and then we have 613 more, which happens to be the amount of bones in our body.  Don't worry, most of those are things we naturally do, anyway, if we are of normal mind, that is.  I suppose the hardest to follow is one of the basic 10,, which are the fountainhead of all the other laws, is the one about adultery.  I note that the 2nd, 3rd,  and 6th-10th  start with Lo=No.  

According to Jewish tradition, the 1st 5 laws are about man's duties to G-d.  The 2nd 5 laws are about man's duties to his fellow- man.  They are found in The Old Testament (Torah) Deut. (4-13; 10-4), called the Decalogue.  They are in Exod. 20:2-14 AND IN Deut. 5:6-18

1.  I am your G-d who has taken you out of Egypt from slavery
2.. Not to recognize gods of others.  .  
3. Not to make carved images or any likeness of something in heaven above or on earth or in water under us--in other words, images of G-d. No pictures of G-d.
4. Not to worship this representative of G-d.
5. Not to take G-d's name in vain
6. Remember the Sabbath Day, keep it holy, no working on Sabbath
7. Honor your father and mother.  
8.  Not to kill or commit adultery , not steal, , not bear false witness against your fellow man
9. Not covet your fellow's house, his wife, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, not anything that belongs to your fellow man.  

This isn't listed 1-10 in Exodus, and I didn't separate it properly to come out to 10, but there it is, a little more in the first 5 to explain to those who might not understand and as it is written this way.  Now, does this look like we find money as our religion?  Remember, in those days all people were polytheistic, even the ancestors of Muslims.  They couldn't or wouldn't comprehend a single god ideal though one pharaoh in Egypt almost did in worshipping the sun.  

We are not concerned about being saved or what happens to us when we die like Christianity and Islam, but the orthodox believe in a time of the Moshiach and life then.  We try to do good deeds all our lives (mitzvote)  and not to be evil in any way.   Distortion?  We followed Moses to the letter, and he is accepted by Islam as a prophet.  I ask, just who is distorting his message?  

I see this twisted view of Judaism by Muslims as the reason why there has been no acceptance of Israel in their midst.  It's political religiously.  Muslims don't need this tiny piece of land.  They are jealous of Jews.  They covet what we have, and that's certainly a big No NO!  When you accept Israel, you will also be rewarded financially through your own spending habits of doing for your people and not being against the Jews.  You will trade in your weapons for doctors and proper food and more businesses and better education for your people.  

Resource:  https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10641/history-islamization
The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia 

Getting the Most Out of Our 46 Chromosomes

Nadene Goldfoot                                          
     
We have 46 chromosomes in 23 pairs;  23 from Mom and 23 from Dad.  If they are related somewhat, we get a double dose of our inheritance in certain areas.  Most people's parents are not related, however,  so we get quite a variety.  GedMatch.com can tell you if you parents were related.  On these chromosomes are about 30,000 genes.  By 2005,  scientists didn't know the the functions for over 50% of identified genes.  Family Tree DNA shows you if your match is on your mother's side or your father's side or both.

Finally, I've discovered that geneticists know quite a bit about what each of our chromosomes does for us.  We who pursue DNA testing in finding people who match our set of chromosomes have always wondered what our new cousin shares with us besides the segments on some of our chromosomes.  Are we sharing hair color?  Love of art?  What?  The DNA testing company, 23&Me can tell you certain aspects such as taste that you share, but I haven't seen this in other companies.
                                                                   
DNA is in the shape of a  double helix,
2 spirals held together by pairs of nucleotides or base pairs
Sara Gottfried, M.D. has written the book, YOUNGER, which is a breakthrough program to reset your genes and reverse aging by turning back the clock 10 years.  It all has to do with what we eat.
She's a Harvard and MIT physician and scientist.

"After graduating from the physician-scientist training program at Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco, where she still serves on the faculty. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a teacher of the adjunct faculty at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a mentor to medical students in her integrative medicine practice, The Gottfried Center for Organic "  She has books about our hormones as well.  

Gynecology. https://www.youtube.com/user/DrGottfried.

I've had suspicions about this but now it's a proven fact.  Mothers affect their future babies by what they are eating during pregnancy.  I suppose that's why doctors prescribe a lot of vitamins for us during this period.  Our genes are controlled by on and off switches, and what we eat controls them.
                                                                           
I've discovered from this book that fasting periodically is good for our bodies.  It gives it a chance to retool and get certain elements functioning much better.  Our body needs this break.  There is such a thing as a fat gene.  If we're born with it, we still have a fighting chance not to be forever fat by how and what we eat.  Alzheimer's can be prevented by what we eat.  There is a gene for controlling our appetite!  I've always felt that my appistat (control of appetite) wasn't working.  I'd never feel full like other people say they are.

We grandmas also realize that how we feel about being pregnant can also affect the minds of their children.  Those babies who were wanted seem to turn out much better and are happier people.  Whether or not you nurse your baby affects that baby, and nursing is the best to do.  Actually, this is why in the past, women had babies every two years.  They nursed one baby for 2 years, keeping them unable to conceive again.  If they quit nursing, oh oh, there was a sibling born the next year!  

Being my father was a meat dealer with his own business, we were blessed to have lots of beef in the kitchen.  I'd have a boyfriend over for dinner and Mom would be serving T bone steaks.  I was the kid that complained about it, saying, "Why can't we have hot dogs for dinner like other folk?"  Living in the Pacific Northwest, we did have salmon about once a week, but today it costs a fortune to buy.  So does beef, for that matter.  However, according to this new research, we should be eating fish more and beef much less and not as  the star of the meal.  Here's where poor people have the advantage of dining on beans.  That's a healthy choice!
                                                                       

Scientists are even giving these identified genes weird names.  Where they are on the tape measure of cMs, I have no idea, so it still doesn't tell me what Noah and I share in our matching of 100cMs total.  However, it is interesting how they are identifying certain qualities on these chromosomes.
                                                               
Our 23 sets of chromosomes
On the right is a chromosome painting as it comes up showing us how we match with another person.  A match on the 23rd indicates  females matching.  
Chromosome #1 has the most known genes (2,968), and the 23rd or Y chromosome -sex chromosome determining sex has the fewest (231).

An example of what some chromosomes contain is:
                                                                     
#1 chromosome:  (MTHFR) Methylation, intelligence, tissue replacing, bad odors, youth
(MTOR) which is longevity.  Fasting turns this gene off when hyperactive, associated with Alzheimers and cancer

#3  Regulation of appetite, night vision, preventing Aids

#4  Clock gene, controlling our fast or slow aging, , fingerprints and early mortality

#6  (Fox 03) Longevity turned on in a 20 minute Sauna, controlling muscle development, immunity

#10 (SIRT) longevity, fasting intermittently is good for us.

#12 (Gene VDR) Vitamin D receptor ...some of us need more of D than other people

#13  (Gene BRCAL BRCAZ)  Breast Cancer

#16  (FTO) Fatso Gene

#17  Breast Cancer

#19 (APOB) Alzheimer's and Bad Heart Gene

Here's a look at a match between 2 people with results at GedMatch.com
We're viewing chromosome #'s 3 and #10 with segments matching from a start and a stopping point; the measurement of the segment being 10.4cMs and 8.3cMs.
Whether or not we are sharing identified genes or not is unknown.
Even knowing if we have the gene for something; are we eating so as to make it function or not?
                                                       

3
71,514,829
78,463,902
10.4

10
99,246,547
109,351,415
8.3

Largest segment = 10.4 cM
Total of segments > 7 cM = 18.7 cM

                                                                 

  What we put in our mouth can harm us or help us.  Of course, all the tasty things like chocolate cake and ice cream are NOT good for us, but they sure make living fun!
                                                                         
All this does bring to mind our kosher laws, which tells us what not to eat such as pork and camels and crabs and clams and eagles.  I can't help but wonder if there isn't a good reason for not eating these foods other than what we already understand.   The kosher symbol tells us it's kosher.
                                                                           
"The killing of the animal is hard on kosher meat packing houses as the killing cannot be done in an assembly line fashion.  The rules for this "to do according to Kosher law" are called shehitah and are in the Oral Torah.  The rules are for meat and fowls but not fish.  The cows do not see an animal being slaughtered which could cause fright "in a kosher meat packing house.    Therefore, there is hopefully no cortisol or norepeneherine (stress chemicals) found in the meat.  The animals should not experience the scent of death.  The spinal cord is sectioned which cuts off pain to the brain.  This is done to make sure there was no pain."  Evidently we were told this over 3,000 years ago of what not to do without saying if it affected our body or not but we were expected to just follow and trust in this law which Jews did.  Now we see that we ingest stress chemicals by the usual slaughter house methods if it isn't kosher.  
                                              
No glasses of milk with a meat meal, water is fine,
children have milk at other times, but not near a meat meal

Another kosher law is not to mix milk and meat or eat them at the same meal but anywhere from one to six hours are expected to separate them in eating, and the reason is not that milk products are not that good for us and meat is to be a 20% of a meal, but that eating these together is a slap in the face to the cow who birthed the calf and by eating the calf and her milk together is an insult to how she serves our food needs.  Therefore, an observant Jew has not eaten hamburgers and milkshakes as a meal.  

Resource:  YOUNGER by Sara Gottfried, MD
http://jewishbubba.blogspot.com/2014/01/differences-between-kosher-and-halal.html

Monday, July 24, 2017

What is Jerusalem's Temple Mount? Why All the Violence?

Nadene Goldfoot                                          
The Temple Mount is the site on Mount Moriah where King Solomon(961-920 BCE)  built the first Temple which was used as a shrine for the ARK, the sacred vessels and offerings.  It was built with a court for worshippers.

In 586 BCE, about 375 years later, the Babylonians, led by Nebuchadnezzar, destroyed this most special temple and took away captives where they mourned for their land in Babylon.  They were able to return after many years and rebuild it on the very same spot along with those that were able to remain.  This is referred to as the Second Temple.
                                                                       
The Temple was in use until 70 CE when the Romans burned it down along with the rest of the city.  That means it stood for almost 900 years on the same original spot which was so special to them all.  The Romans later built a Roman temple to their many gods on the site.  Then, since the Muslim period, a mosque has stood there.  Titus had led the Roman army in the temple's destruction, leaving only the Wall which has become the only holy site left for Jews to remember their history and to pray near.  It used to be called the "Wailing Wall."
                                                                             
This Mosque of Omar stands right in the center of the Temple area
and is called (al-Harim ash-Sherif.  It was built by Clih Abd al-Malik in
738 to replace the temporary one built by Caliph Omar a century earlier.  
We see the Mosque of Omar (Dome of the Rock)  there today. Omar was the 2nd caliph and ruled from 634 to 644.  During his era, he conquered several ancient Jewish communities. such as Palestine, Syria and Mesopotamia.  Most Jews were expelled from northern Arabia through his orders.  He originated the Poll tax assuring Jews and Christians protection in return of the money.  Along with protection, he gave them restrictions such as not serving in public office, wearing of distinctive different clothing so as to know who they were, not allowing any house of worship to be built, etc, etc.
                                                                         
This 2nd mosque built in the Temple area of Jerusalem was by caliph abd el-Malik in the
8th century and called El Aksa, or the farthest from Mecca.  It was to mark the site of the legendary flight of Mohammed from Mecca to Jerusalem.  
King Herod I (73 -4 BCE) was king of Judea by connection with the Romans.  He was the son of an Idumean, Antipater and his Nabatean wife, Cypros.   Idumea was also called Edom and Mount Seir, laying south of the Dead Sea and bordering on the Red Sea at Elath and Ezion Geber.  They were originally descendants of Esau and of Semitic origin and lived by hunting.   He had rebuilt the Temple in Jerusalem on a magnificent scale and had erected the 2 new cities of Sebaste and Caesarea.  He was also a cruel king and a heavy taxer.  He executed dissidents.  The Sanhedrin called him on that and had sentenced him to death for it, but he was saved by Hyrcanus and Sextus Caesar, the governor of Syria.

The Temple Mount is a 37 acre tract of land on Mt. Moriah where Abraham (1948 BCE of 2nd millennium BCE) was told by G-d to sacrifice Isaac.  Of course, the Muslim story is that he was to sacrifice Ishmael.  The fact is that Muhammad (570-632 CE) lived about 2,000 years after Moses had written this fact in his Five Books of Moses, that make up the Tanakh which are the first books found in the "Old Testament."  There were many Jewish tribes living in Medina at that time and used to tell their stories out loud and outside where others could listen.  This has been a favorite story for Jews.

King David (1010-970 BCE)  was Solomon's father.  The Jebusites were a Canaanite people living in the hill region around Jerusalem which they called Jebus.  Joshua, when entering Canaan, had defeated a Jebusite-led coalition, but Jerusalem was occupied during the reign of David, which was then the only time.  David bought the threshing floor belonging to the Jebusite king, Araunah, and this story is found in (II Sam.24:15).  The Jebusites were able to stay in Jerusalem under David and became tributary under his son, King Solomon.  They became assimilated into the Jewish population.  Of course this threshing floor was the spot of Isaac's near-sacrifice, right on Mt. Moriah.
                                                                     
Another stabbing attack victim on ground
The Bible indicates that a third temple will be built on or near the site of Solomon’s temple (Daniel 9:27). This would seem to present a problem given the political obstacles that stand in the way: the religious activities on the Temple Mount are currently controlled by the Supreme Muslim Council of Jordan (the Waqf).   With the latest development of violence, the IDF are now taking over the security of the visitors.
                                                                          
On the attack 
Of course the Pope is blaming Israel instead of the stabbers who are the Muslims.  "The violence the Pope is referring to began ten days ago when three Palestinian terrorists murdered two Druze Israeli policemen while they guarded the entrance to the Temple Mount. The Israeli police entered the site and, after a gun battle, killed the three terrorists."
                                                                     
Jews praying at the Wall in Jerusalem
I must say that Israel has absolutely nothing to gain by the violence that has been going on on the Temple Mount.  It was Moshe Dayan at the end of the 1967 War-started by all the surrounding Muslim countries  attacking and Israel winning-quite the miracle considering the odds who decided on giving Jordan's religious leaders the reign of rule on the Temple Mount because of the mosque there.  Dayan had fought through the 6 days as a leader and was tired.  He didn't want to stir up their neighbors anymore than what they had just gone through.  He didn't realize their their religious leaders could be so nasty as to not even allow Jews to pray there.  They haven't been able to move their lips in prayer.  
                                                               
This American Jew intended to pray near the Temple.  He's a gingy (red-head) , like
King David was said to have been. 
       
Even my relative, Stanley Goldfoot of Jerusalem and his group which was all about the Temple Mount, had not been happy about it.  But they didn't react.  The Muslims have been slashing Jews far too long on this holy site for just being available to stab and it has been going on far too long.  This incident must have been the final straw.  Stanley died in 2006.  

Yaacov Hayman, a white-bearded Orthodox native of Southern California, has worked for decades alongside other American-Israeli leaders of the Temple Mount movement. He recently took the helm of a new government body called The Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, which is charged with preserving the holy site and educating about its Jewish history.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaxGnuUIeDQ guide explaining  Temple Mount


Read more: http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/376534/american-jews-beyond-western-wall-prayer-temple-mount/.  
Resource:
The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia
https://www.gotquestions.org/mount-Moriah.html
https://israelnewsonline.org/catholic-churches-in-jerusalem-blame-israel-for-muslim-violence-deny-biblical-roots-of-temple-mount/#.WXartIjyuUl
http://www.walkingwithawareness.com/picturesIs4.htm



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trump's Up Against a Possible Fickle Meuller and His Band of Democratic Lawyers


              Nadene Goldfoot                                                        
Jeannie S. RheeFormer "Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Jeannie Rhee is a veteran trial attorney. She rejoined the firm in 2011 after serving for two years as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel for the US Department of Justice. From 2000-2006, Ms. Rhee was an Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. She serves as chair of the Senior Associates Committee and co-chair of the Diversity Committee."

in May of this year we read, "The Justice Department has 

                                                     
appointed Robert S. Mueller III, the former F.B.I. director, to serve as a special counsel to oversee its investigation into Russian meddling in the election, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced on Wednesday."  Robert Swan "Bob" Mueller III is an American attorney who was the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving from September 4, 2001 to September 4, 2013. He was born August 7, 1944.  
"Former Justice Department attorney Jeannie Rhee joins an elite group of legal minds forming Robert Mueller’s A-list Trump-Russia investigative team."  "Jeannie Rhee, also a partner at Mueller’s former Wilmer Hale law firm, specializes in investigation practices, particularly in cybersecurity and data breach incidents

Just for starters, "It is now known, not surprisingly given Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s apparent vendetta against President Donald Trump and his family, that Mueller hired a Clinton Foundation lawyer, Jeannie S. Rhee, along with other Clinton and Obama loyalists, to do a hit job on the president. "  Information I have found only mentions Comey as handing him a large folder on Trump that he must have worked on.  Would this have caused a vendetta against him?  Is there camaraderie amongst FBI Directors?  

She has already received attention for representing the Clinton Foundation in a racketeering lawsuit brought by a conservative advocacy group, and also represented Hillary Clinton herself in a lawsuit seeking access to her private emails.

This was written by Larry Klayman from WND.  I had thought that Trump had picked Mueller because he had interviewed him and that he was best for the job.  All this secrecy behind the scenes that we folks never know about!  

Contributions to the Democrat Party were checked on. " Rhee was the second-largest donor among Mueller's known team. Rhee has donated more than $16,000 since 2008, all to Democrats. She maxed out to the Clinton campaign in 2016 and 2015, totaling $5,400. She also gave a total of $7,300 to Obama's two presidential campaigns. "

The Democrats have a different view of events from the Republicans.  For instance, last March in 2016 they balked at calling the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorists.  The Brotherhood was trying to oust Assad in Syria and take it over for themselves.  They threw a hand grenade at Assad that hit his foot, making him irate!  From then on they were on his hit list.   Egypt had outlawed the Brotherhood because of all the damage they were causing them.  The Democrats said that the  "Brotherhood had become a “non-violent religious and social service organization. ”. Of course they weren't as close to their violence like the Egyptians were.   

Mueller then was a Republican.  He has been a man liked by both Democrats and Republicans.  "The House bill also includes this 2011 assessment from then-FBI Director Robert Mueller: “I can say at the outset that elements of the Muslim Brotherhood both here and overseas have supported terrorism.”

" US government previously listed Hamas, the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch, and Lajnat al-Daawa, the social wing of Kuwait’s branch of the Brotherhood, as terrorist entities."   How did the Muslim Brotherhood receive special consideration with the USA when they are terrorists to others?  They certainly are to Israel.  Their charter has always said they are to destroy this one and only Jewish state.  

Newt Gingrich feels that Meuller will not be able to remain fair and impartial  because of the lawyers he has hired who are Democratic Clinton backing lawyers.  They will already have an agenda of their own to destroy Trump.  We only have to look at how Obama felt about Israel and see that even in in the end of his final term he was most unfair to Israel in dealing with UNESCO.  if he's any example of Clinton lawyers, Gingrich is right to worry.  So are others.  

We're all tired of hearing President Trump's name being smeared with the accusation unfounded so far of collusion with Russia.  When are the Democrats going to wake up to the fact that only their little group voted for her.  Many others including myself found many reasons not to vote for her.  Regardless of what Russia wanted or didn't want, we were the ones voting; not Russia and we wouldn't have voted for her if Russia paid us to do it!  As long as the voting machines were safe, the votes were honest.  She lost all by herself.  She lost the American ambassador in the Benghazi attack in Libya.  That didn't help her likeability as it showed how much effort she was putting into her job to many. Not enough!   She and the Democrats took too much for granted.  

6/03/04/democrats-balk-at-findings-of-muslim-brotherhood-terror-bill/
http://baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=2&ARTICLE_ID=87393
https://www.geni.com/people/August-Mueller/6000000060323310252?through=6000000060322030651
http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/homenews/administration/337384-gingrich-time-to-rethink-special-counsel-mueller
http://www.israpundit.org/fire-mueller-now-mr-president/?utm_source=phplist3424&utm_medium=email&utm_content=HTML&utm_campaign=ISRAPUNDIT+DAILY+DIGEST++JULY+23%2F17
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/15d6ffe0ba5b6de9
http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/homenews/administration/337384-gingrich-time-to-rethink-special-counsel-mueller


Friday, July 21, 2017

Afghanistan Pashtuns Involved in Fight Against Taliban Shown in Movie From Hollywood


Nadene Goldfoot                                          
Last night I watched the movie, Lone Survivor, that takes place in Afghanistan.  "In 2005 Afghanistan, Navy SEALs Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matthew "Axe" Axelson (Ben Foster) deploy on a mission of surveillance and to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Though spotted by goatherds, Luttrell and his team decide not to kill them. But one of the Afghans alerts a group of Taliban fighters to the invaders, and a terrible battle ensues, in which the SEALs find themselves hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned.  The movie came out in 2013.  Here it is 4 years later and I believe we're still fighting the Taliban.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoLFk4JK_RM

The lone seal is rescued off the battle field by villagers that are Pashtuns.  Their code of honor is that if they take someone into their village, they protect them, and these did.  This practice is a very serious one for Pashtuns.  They were attacked for their good deed by the Taliban.  The leader of these Pashtuns was shot at in 2010 by the Taliban.  They're still trying to punish him for going against the Taliban.    

The star of the movie that is the survivor, Mark Wahlberg,  commented, ""What makes this story so special is the bond and the camaraderie between the guys, but also the state of where we are in the world today. The act of heroism by Gulab and his fellow villagers moved me the most. I found it so inspiring, and it gave me so much hope for the world."
—Mark Wahlberg                                                                   
Pashtun religious leaders in conference
The protection of the American by the Pashtun villagers is called Pashtunwali.    Pashtuns live in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  "Pashtunwali (Pashtoپښتونوالی‎) or Pakhtunwali is a non-written ethical code and traditional lifestyle which the indigenous Pashtun people follow.   It is a system of law and governance that is preserved and still in use today, mostly in the rural tribal areas.  Its meaning may also be interpreted as "the way of the Pashtuns" or "the code of life". 
                  Pashtunwali promotes self-
respect, independence, justice, hospitality, love, forgiveness, revenge and tolerance toward all (especially to strangers or guests).   It is considered to be the personal responsibility of every Pashtun to discover and rediscover Pashtunwali's essence and meaning.
They have 11 principals to live up to.  One is "Pat, Wyaar aw Meṛaana (respect, pride and courage) - Pashtuns must demonstrate courage [مېړانه]. Their pride [وياړ] , has great importance in Pashtun society and must be preserved. They must respect themselves and others in order to be able to do so, especially those they do not know.  Respect begins at home, among family members and relatives. If one does not have these qualities they are not considered worthy of being a Pashtun.
I noted in the movie their awe of the braveness of the American Seal.  The Pashtun leader has a little boy with him who helps the American and one can see that he is becoming his idol.  When under attack, the American seal is running in the village and protecting this child with his own body.  These Seals had to go through the most strenuous training imaginable.  Most men had dropped out, so only the exceptionals make it to graduation, and then the risking of their lives when in battle as they take on the most dangerous of jobs.                                                                        
Pashtuns visiting Jerusalem's Wall
Many believe they are from the tribe of Benjamin.

The native Pashtun tribes, often described as fiercely independent people, have inhabited the Pashtunistan region (eastern Afghanistan and north western Pakistan) since at least the 1st millennium BCE. It is believed that most of them are from one or more of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel.  It was in 721 BCE that 
the Assyrians had attacked Israel and carted off the best of their citizens for slavery. 
 Then in 597 -586 BCE, the Babylonians repeated this attack and the  taking of captives.  
 During that period, much of their mountainous territory has remained outside government rule or control. This is perhaps the main reason why indigenous Pashtuns still follow Pashtunwali, which is a basic common law of the land or "code of life".
Pashtunwali rules are accepted in Afghanistan and Pakistan (mainly in and around the Pashtunistan region), and also in some Pashtun communities around the world.
The Taliban, a terrible terrorist group,  are practicing Deobandi Islam. "

Taliban                                            
This is a Taliban terrorist.  If he terrorizes others,
looks and acts like one, he is a terrorist.  
Taliban are not recognized as a terrorist group by USA-yet. They are
seen as doing the same things, however.  They don't need to cover
their faces to be a terrorist.  

The Taliban ("students"), is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan. It spread into Afghanistan and formed a government, ruling as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from September 1996 until December 2001, with Kandahar as the capital. While in power, it enforced its strict interpretation of Sharia law.  While many leading Muslims and Islamic scholars have been highly critical of the Taliban's interpretations of Islamic law,  the Darul Uloom Deoband has consistently supported the Taliban in Afghanistan, including their 2001 destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, and the majority of the Taliban's leaders were influenced by Deobandi fundamentalism.   Pashtunwali, the Pashtun tribal code, also played a significant role in the Taliban's legislation.  The Taliban were condemned internationally for their brutal treatment of women.
The Taliban see themselves as the policemen of Islam and force people to follow every iota of their law or die.  "
In the Malakand region of Pakistan, the Taliban have started correcting the "moral wrongs" of society by banning women from shopping in public areas, as it is believed to be obscene. They have have punished men by shaving their hair and moustaches for listening to music, seen as un-Islamic.   As non-Muslims living under sharia law, the Sikh community in Orakzai Agency is being forced to pay 15m rupees, approximately £130,000, in tax to live in peace. If Sikhs refuse, then the Taliban will occupy their properties."  Chances are that no one in thi society will ever watch an American movie, and certainly not "Lone Survivor." 

"Deobandi (Pashto and Persianدیو بندی‎‎, Urduدیو بندی‎, Bengaliদেওবন্দীHindiदेवबन्दी) is a revivalist movement within Sunni (primarily HanafiIslam.   It is centered in IndiaPakistanAfghanistan and Bangladesh, has recently spread to the United Kingdom, and has a presence in South Africa.  The name derives from DeobandIndia, where the school Darul Uloom Deoband is situated. The movement was inspired by scholar Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703–1762)  and was founded in 1867 in the wake of the failed Sepoy Rebellion a decade earlier.
Deobandis are strong proponents of the doctrine of Taqlid. In other words, they believe that a Muslim must adhere to one of the four schools (madhhabs) of Sunni Islamic Law and generally discourage inter-school eclecticism. They themselves are predominantly followers of the Hanafi school.  "The Hanafi (Arabicحنفي‎‎ Ḥanafī) school is one of the four religious Sunni Islamic schools of jurisprudence (fiqh).The Hanafi fiqh is the fiqh with the largest number of followers among Sunni Muslims.  It is predominant in the countries that were once part of the historic Ottoman EmpireMughal Empire and Sultanates of Turkic rulers in the Indian subcontinentnorthwest China and Central Asia.
 In the modern era, The Hanafi school of thought is prevalent in the following regions: Turkey, the BalkansSyriaLebanonJordanPalestineEgypt, parts of Iraq, the Caucasus, parts of RussiaTurkmenistanKazakhstanKyrgyzstanTajikistanUzbekistanAfghanistanPakistan, parts of India and China, and Bangladesh.
"The four schools of thought are schools of thought only, and considered by each other's scholars and founders to all be correct. So they will never count as sects. Why the differences then? The different schools of thought were founded customized for different groups of people, based on the traditions, tendencies, culture, evils, and pagan rituals of particular societies. Imam Abu Hanifa's teachings' adoption in South Asia are a reflection of South Asian culture and ways. Imam Malik's teachings' adoption in North Africa was a response to a much more different arena, and so on. (Source: Dr. Osama Eisa, Shariah scholar)." 

I cried throughout the movie.  It is so realistic.  You'll love our soldiers and you'll love the Pashtun villagers who defend the Seal.  You'll fall in love with the sad little boy as well who has to grow up in such a violent environment.  
Resource: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Survivor
http://www.newsweek.com/2016/06/10/mohammad-gulab-marcus-luttrell-navy-seal-lone-survivor-operation-red-wings-458139.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deobandi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanafi
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-major-differences-between-the-Hanafi-and-Shafii-Fiqh-jurisprudence-schools-of-Islam
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2009/may/03/taliban-sharia-pakistan