Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Tomorrow's Borders of Israel - Naftali Bennett

Oil at 20 $ the barrel

Anatoly Kaletski in Reuters thinks that free competition will bring down the price of oil to the 20 - 50 range. These extreme and ruinous fluctuation were common in the pre-Rockefeller era, so the scenario is not impossible.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Academi and R2

There is a role for mercenary forces in the Middle East. Iraqi government was paying 50,000 ghost soldiers that, by reasons of nonexistence, offered no resistance to the ISIS rebel attack.  The Iraqi government enjoys large oil income and decided to hire mercenaries to take care of some auxiliary tasks such as protecting the oil supply to Jordan via Anjar province, guarding Baghdad airport,  and serving as bodyguards to foreign diplomats. Academi, formerly Blackwater, formerly Xe, formerly ... its ancestry, like of the human race,  goes back to Africa.

One wonders what is happening in Mosul. In terms of military force, ISIS is very weak. Foreign volunteers are thrown into operational situations after one week of training. In the Israeli army, the basic training for infantry is six months and they have frequent courses and large battalion exercises twice a year. I cant imagine why the Kurdish forces, that have a forty years of continued fighting experience, are so impotent.
The two security companies were also charged with securing Baghdad International Airport and providing security to diplomatic delegations and representatives of a number of western countries in Baghdad," said a ministry of defence official, who requested anonymity
     One of the companies is Academi, formally known as Blackwater.
.One of the companies is Academi, formally known as Blackwater. The other is R2 or Reflex Responses, which was founded in the UAE in 2011, reportedly with the help of the former founder and chairman of Blackwater.
The route is 430 kilometres long and passes through the restive Anbar governorate. Oil transportation halted last year after a number of security incidents in Anbar. The Islamic State group (IS, formerly ISIS) has maintained control over most of the route.

Muzhir Hassan al-Malla, a member of Anbar council, told
al-Araby al-Jadeed the security companies would enter Iraq on 2 January 2015, and that their presence was positive.

"
The US security companies will fight IS within the area of operations according to their contract," Malla told al-Araby al-Jadeed. "These companies employ the same methods as terrorist groups. However, they have better training and advanced artillery," he added. - See more at: http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/16cea6d6-9828-42a5-a704-fc74fbc3b7a2#sthash.WWeUeMdS.dpuf
The two security companies were also charged with securing Baghdad International Airport and providing security to diplomatic delegations and representatives of a number of western countries in Baghdad," said a ministry of defence official, who requested anonymity
     One of the companies is Academi, formally known as Blackwater.
.One of the companies is Academi, formally known as Blackwater. The other is R2 or Reflex Responses, which was founded in the UAE in 2011, reportedly with the help of the former founder and chairman of Blackwater.
The route is 430 kilometres long and passes through the restive Anbar governorate. Oil transportation halted last year after a number of security incidents in Anbar. The Islamic State group (IS, formerly ISIS) has maintained control over most of the route.

Muzhir Hassan al-Malla, a member of Anbar council, told
al-Araby al-Jadeed the security companies would enter Iraq on 2 January 2015, and that their presence was positive.

"
The US security companies will fight IS within the area of operations according to their contract," Malla told al-Araby al-Jadeed. "These companies employ the same methods as terrorist groups. However, they have better training and advanced artillery," he added. - See more at: http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/16cea6d6-9828-42a5-a704-fc74fbc3b7a2#sthash.WWeUeMdS.dpuf
The two security companies were also charged with securing Baghdad International Airport and providing security to diplomatic delegations and representatives of a number of western countries in Baghdad," said a ministry of defence official, who requested anonymity
     One of the companies is Academi, formally known as Blackwater.
.One of the companies is Academi, formally known as Blackwater. The other is R2 or Reflex Responses, which was founded in the UAE in 2011, reportedly with the help of the former founder and chairman of Blackwater.
The route is 430 kilometres long and passes through the restive Anbar governorate. Oil transportation halted last year after a number of security incidents in Anbar. The Islamic State group (IS, formerly ISIS) has maintained control over most of the route.

Muzhir Hassan al-Malla, a member of Anbar council, told
al-Araby al-Jadeed the security companies would enter Iraq on 2 January 2015, and that their presence was positive.

"
The US security companies will fight IS within the area of operations according to their contract," Malla told al-Araby al-Jadeed. "These companies employ the same methods as terrorist groups. However, they have better training and advanced artillery," he added. - See more at: http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/16cea6d6-9828-42a5-a704-fc74fbc3b7a2#sthash.WWeUeMdS.dpuf

From the kitchen of my Mother: Hetzel

I always knew that we Ashkenazi Jews are prone to heart attacks. My father died of one. Goldie Hawn's husband (in Private Benjamin) dies of a heart attack on the wedding night.  We love schmaltz (chicken fat) and eat hetzel (pic. : goose neck skin stuffed with chopped fat and peppery flour and stitched, then roasted) and everything that is unhealthy. Now comes Winifred Rossi and says it is not so. “We know that the Ashkenazi Jewish population… tends to live longer,” said Dr. Winifred Rossi, deputy director of geriatrics and clinical gerontology at the National Institute on Aging. “They don’t get cardiovascular problems like in other populations.” On average, we live ten years longer than garden variety people, so the thing may be real. I gather that in my village mostly abstemious, lifelong smokers (aka Palestinians) suffer heart attacks. You may discount this note because the trolls pestering this blog say I am a supremacist and prejudiced, and they may be right.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Paradox


I come from a large building project. Dozens of Palestinian workers sitting drinking coffee. Smoke of ... hashish? (I am prejudiced). In the hall, a busy Chinese on a tall, dangerous looking ladder operating with both hands an air hammer. The salary of a Chinese construction worker is 22000 sheqel (6000 $ p.m.). The Palestinians earn the minimum salary of 5000 sheqel (1300$). Building contractors are claiming for more licenses to import Chinese. They say the scarcity of workers is the main cause of the astronomical price of the apartments in Israel.

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. It's Deflation/Recession Territory!


The Swiss Dwarves's Central Bank has started to extend credit with NEGATIVE interest rate. The dwarves operate on the (very large) profit motive, but how they expect to make a profit on negative rates? The Deflation will last a few years, till the next sizable war.

Camel Hunt in the Negev

This year there were 47 road accidents caused by wandering camels in the Negev. Camels have lost their work, transport or meat value for the Bedouin, and they let them unsupervised to seek food and mates by themselves. Their only use is to serve as ritual payment for traditional exchanges such as buying another wife or compensation for homicide. It is now allowed to shoot camels loitering on the roads. Happy news for vultures.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HAMAS no more terror organization

The European Union has recognized HAMAS as a legitimate political party that has given up terrorism. It is a significant achievement for Israel's strategy to fight terrorism: they managed a messianic Islamist movement to become a government organization worried with budgets, waste collection, water supply, etc. The same strategy is being applied to fight ISIS (Daash): they let them take over territory, the Hasaka wasteland and the Mosul oil fields, and establish a government. Now they have something to defend and are vulnerable to pressure. There is no risk that the Caliphate will suddenly turn into Switzerland and its army, to Wehrmacht. It will take years for them to reach the efficiency level of the Congolese army.

American Coup de Mâitre

Kerry paid a visit to the King of Arabia and conspired to flood the oil market. A handshake and the traditional "Mazeltov" and it was done! The price of oil halved, Russia, Iran and Venezuela went suddenly insolvent. Russia is despairing, Iran is forced to spin its centrifuges by hand, and food riots erupted in Caracas.

Cheney is not at the helm, who is the strategy master managing this geopolitical war? I haven't the slightest idea. He may be somebody from the brain tanks.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Balagan in Russia

Balagan, a mess, a ‘disorderly house', in Russia. Foreign currency escaping. The ruble devalued. Interest rate at 17%. Israeli companies working in Russia, like Fishman's "Calcalit", lost 70% of their value. Some speculator may be trying to collapse the ruble.  It's bad news. Russia's mess is pulling down all exchanges.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Nigeria Is Producing Culture

The printed press is dying all over the world, it does not know how to speak to the new generation. Only the Nigerian press has found the formula to entertain and prosper. An edited sample: "... when we made love, I held back so she could reach a climax. Not knowing I was irritating her. Why couldn’t she tell me? What other intimate secrets has she shared with this so-called best friend of hers? I know she is an incurable gossip, but to actually table my sexual prowess in front of her friend?"  The future is theirs, they have a feeling for the people's tastes, Nigerian press and movies will take over the world. Koko stopped watching Mexican soap operas; now she goes to sleep only after watching free Nigerian movies on Youtube. Which, BTW, is the media of the future.
She says you go on and on to the point of making the whole thing look tedious. “I was shocked and annoyed”, Desmond said. “Most of the time when we made love, I sort of held back so she could reach a climax. Not knowing I was irritating her. Why couldn’t she tell me? What other intimate secrets has she shared with this so-called best friend of hers? I know Dedun is an incurable gossip, and I’ve had ear full of some of the shenanigans her friends and their husbands were up to. But to actually table my sexual prowess in front of her friend? I was really furious - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/12/exactly-wife-telling-friends-sex-life/#sthash.Y7LQDNRk.dpuf

Closing the Academic Window

Jews always found the strongest opponents in European Universities. Only for a short period Universities were totally open to Jews: In Germany, from 1870 to 1933, in Russia, from 1919 to 1950, in the USA, always except from 1920 to 1960 when secret quotas disappeared. In Britain there were not enough Jews to merit a formal discrimination system. Lately I feel the wind is changing, last week the mighty University of California Student Union voted to boycott Israel and Israeli academic institutions, and this move follows dozens of similar boycotts in Britain, Canada, etc. This powerful wave is turning academic institutions into hostile territory for Israelis all over the world. 

Formally, this movement is not against Jews, moreover, its most energetic activists are Jews themselves. Jews in the Academy, also in Israeli academies, try to wash off the black blot of being connected to Israel, and one way of doing it is publicly attacking Israel (Amira Hess being an extreme example). 

The bottom line: Neither the next generation shall escape the challenge of being Jewish. 


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Asphyxia


Somebody help that moron! Feed him oxygen the CIA way. The policemen shoot because they are afraid of those agitated, crazed black people shooting them first.

But that is not my point. Amira Hess, the Israeli leftist journalista, was interrupted during her lecture at Ramallah University and thrown out of the campus because the students could not breath in her presence. Did she learn anything? Sure she did. But not what you and me would have learned.

She attacks police brutality on the opinion page of the Palestinian paper HaAretz. Did the Palestinian Minister Abu Eyd die during the confrontation with the police because of tear gas? (There was no tear gas). Did he die because the policeman choked him? (the boy was pushing back two big, violent Arabs at the same time). Did the Minister suffer from coronary disease and had a heart attack? THAT is not the point, writes Amira.

The point is that the very presence of a Jewish police in the Shomron is irritating and enough to cause a heart attack to an Arab. The view of Jewish boy going to school is such a menace to the sensitive Palestinian heart that it can kill them instantly. Her gentle hosts in the campus explained it while exiting her from the side gate. She is not stupid and got the point, so she us able to transmit the lesson to us on the back page of the national fishwrap.