Thursday, November 13, 2008

Open Letter from Buddy Macy to Obama

Dear President-Elect Obama,

Congratulations on your victory in last week's Presidential election. I hope you achieve your goal of ensuring "that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today."

I did not vote for you on Election Day because you have instilled considerable fear in me in regard to three critical issues: the threat to America and the entire world posed by Islamofascism; the infiltration of Shariah Law into America -- and its likely expansion into many other areas of American society (as evidenced by this past Thursday's half-day course entitled "Islamic Finance 101," hosted by the U.S. Treasury Department at its headquarters office, and further evidenced by the prominent role in the course of Assistant Treasury Secretary Neel Kashkari, the official charged with administering the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program*); and, most importantly, the real and growing threat to Israel's security, and, indeed, to her very existence.

The following is a link to the Foreign Policy page of your new website - CHANGE.GOV OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT:

Copied and pasted below are selected sections of the Foreign Policy page. Each section is followed by my comments, in blue:

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Obama and Biden will make progress on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a key diplomatic priority. They will make a sustained push – working with Israelis and Palestinians – to achieve the goal of two states, a Jewish state in Israel and a Palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security.

Mr. Obama, it is next to impossible to make peace if only one side truly desires it. The "Palestinian" Arabs could have had their own land on numerous occasions...beginning in the early 1920's. In July 2000, then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered approximately 94% of the West Bank and all of Gaza to Arafat. Instead of accepting it gratefully, Arafat initiated a violent uprising against Israeli civilians. For the leaders of the "Palestinian" Arabs and much of the Arab world, it has never been about land for peace -- it was and is about the destruction of the Jewish State!

Palestine/Israel and the world have been continuously subjected to insidious Arab propaganda for the past 85+ years. This propaganda has been very successful in redefining the "Palestinians" as the victims and Israel as the aggressor, intimidator and occupying force. Nothing could be further from the truth!

The following was excerpted and/or formed from Francisco Gil White's excellent work, (The historical information, below, was taken from Gil White's writing and is referenced in the above linked article.) It describes the roots of the 'Palestinian" movement and makes its objectives more than clear.

In April 1920, Hajj Amin al Husseini, an Arab terrorist leader, was the prime instigator of Arab riots against the Jews -- the "Jerusalem pogrom." A year later, he was appointed the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem by the British, despite Hajj Amin's role in the violent riots, and even though he was not one of the three candidates for the office. In 1929, he orchestrated large-scale assaults against the Jews, that began in Jerusalem and soon spread throughout the country. They included the Hebron masacre, in which more than 60 Jews were killed and the rest of the community was forced to flee.

In 1936, Hajj Amin unleashed another wave of Arab massacres of Jews, part of the "Arab Revolt." It was around this time that the Arabs began to ally themselves with Hitler and the Nazis; the Arabs were reminded by visiting German journalists and diplomats about the enemies they shared with the Nazis.

In the wake of the Arab Revolt, a British commission proposed punishing the Jews and rerwarding the Arab terrorists with a partition plan that would give the Jews just 4 percent of the original British Mandate territory for a Jewish State. Hajj Amin led the Arabs in a total refusal, revealing that the "Palestinian movement" was never interested in a Palestinian Arab state, but merely in preventing the Jews from having any state -- even if it was just 4% of the original Mandate territory. Instead of accepting the commission's proposal, the Arabs, under the Grand Mufti and with Nazi encouragement, initiated open rebellion in the Mandate. (Sound familiar?) Once again, the British punished the Jews, sharply restricting immigration to "Palestine" and committing to creating an independent Arab state in "Palestine" within ten years. This Chamberlain White Paper constituted a death warrant for much of European Jewry.

The British moved against Hajj Amin for his role in the "Arab Revolt," and he became a fugitive. Eventually arriving in Iraq, he organized a pogrom against the Iraqi Jewish community, which ended some 2600 years of Jewish life in Iraq.

In late 1941, Hajj Amin al Husseini arrived in Berlin and was received by Hitler on the 28th of Novermber. In his interview with Hitler, which is preserved in a Nazi document, Hajj Amin was "fully reassured and satisfied" that Hitler would help him carry out the destruction of all Jews living in the Arab sphere and, based on that Final Solution, make him "the most authoritative spokesman in the Arab World."

Dieter Wisliceny, one of Adolf Eichmann's most important deputies, confirmed the following about Hajj Amin:

"The Mufti is a sworn enemy of the Jews and has always fought for the idea of annihilating the Jews. He sticks to this idea always, also in his talks with Eichmann ... The Mufti is one of the originators of the systematic destruction of European Jewry by the Germans, and he has become a permanent colleague, partner and adviser to the implementation of this programme." (the author's emphasis)

According to scholars Michael Marrus and Robert Paxton, "until the autumn of 1941... no one defined the final solution with precision, but all signs pointed toward some vast and as yet unspecified project of mass emigration." So what happened in the autumn of 1941? As mentioned earlier, "in November, 1941, arrived in Berlin and was received by Hitler." According to the documentation presented at the Eichmann trial, the decision to exterminate the European Jews was taken at the Wannsee Conference that took place January 20, 1942, which is less than two months after Hitler met Hajj Amin.

As explained by the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust,
" Husseini made his contribution to the Axis war effort in his capacity as a Muslim, rather than as an Arab leader, by recruiting and organizing in record time , during the spring of 1943, Bosnian Muslim battalions in Croatia comprising some twenty thousand men. These Muslim volunteer units, called Hanjar (sword), were put in Waffen-SS units, fought Yugoslav partisans in Bosnia, and carried out police and security duties in Hungary.

Hajj Amin's Bosnian Muslim SS troops killed hundreds of thousands of people (mainly Serbs, Jews, and Roma) in their homes or else sent them to die in the vast Croatian concentration camp system known as Jasenovac.

Shortly after the war, Haj Amin mysteriously "escaped" from France and ended up in Egypt. Nathan Weinstock explains what happened next:

"The reappearance of the Mufti in Cairo in May 1946 considerably reinforced the Husseinis' prestige. As he was banned from Palestine, his cousin Jamal Al Husseini asserted himself in the country as the spiritual leader of Palestinian nationalism.

By falling once more under the control of the Husseinis, Palestinian nationalism was led into the most extreme chauvinism. The Arab Higher Committee resorted to systematic terror to crush the last vestiges of Jewish-Arab cooperation in every area of social life. It rejected not merely the proposed partition of the country and all further immigration, but even the proposal that the Palestinian Jews should be given national minority status ."

So once again Hajj Amin was attacking his fellow Arabs in order to advance his supreme goal: the extermination of the Jews.

In 1947 the UN voted to create a Jewish and an Arab state in 'Palestine.' In reaction, the Arabs in 'Palestine,' led by Hajj Amin al Husseini, and the Arabs living in Arab states, considered that it was much more important to kill the Jews in 'Palestine' than to get an Arab state, and they launched a war of extermination.

One of Hajj Amin's soldiers, in this genocidal war, was Yasser Arafat. According to David N. Bossie, writing in the Washington Times,
"The mufti barely escaped trial for by fleeing to Egypt in 1946. There he made young Yasser Arafat, then living in Cairo, his protégé. The mufti secretly imported a former Nazi commando officer into Egypt to teach Mr. Arafat and other teenage recruits the fine points of guerrilla warfare [NOTE: In fact, these Nazis were sent to Egypt by the CIA]. Mr. Arafat learned his lessons well; the mufti was so proud of him he even pretended the two of them were blood relations."

In 2002, Yassar Arafat was quoted in the Arabic-language newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat (his comments were picked up by the leading Palestinian daily Al-Quds):

"We are the Mighty People. Were they able to replace our hero Hajj Amin al-Husseini? ...There were a number of attempts to get rid of Hajj Amin, whom they considered an ally of the Nazis. But even so, he lived in Cairo, and participated in the 1948 war, and I was one of his troops."
Hajj Amin's Arab Higher Committee continued to be the sole representative of the so-called 'Palestinian' Arabs after 1948, until this role was taken over by Al Fatah, an organization created by. . .Hajj Amin's Arab Higher Committee. Historian Howard Sachar explains:

" February 1967 the PLO leader was wounded in an assassination attempt. For the while, as a result, the organization was at least partially immobilized by factional intrigues.
Not so a rival, and even more radical Palestinian group in Syria, the Fatah (Arab Liberation Movement), organized several years earlier by veterans of the Mufti's [Hajj Amin's] former Arab Higher Committee.

...From the outset... the Fatah's reputation depended largely upon the success of its Moslem traditionalist approach of jihad against Israel, and upon conventional infiltration methods." (my emphases)
Al Fatah, from the start, was run by Mahmoud Abbas (alias Abu Mazen), the current leader of the PLO, and Yasser Arafat.

In addition to the narrative above, which describes an extremely grim reality, your sustained push to achieve the goal of two states, a Jewish state in Israel and a Palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security raises many other grave concerns, including the following: Will you be able to end the inculcation of multiple generations of Arabs, of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic propaganda dispensed to them in the schools, mosques and media of the PA and certain Arab countries? What would the "achievement" of your goal mean for the several hundreds of thousands of Jews in the West Bank (Judea & Samaria)? (It would likely mean tremendous suffering for them -- even more than that experienced by the expellees from Gaza, most of whom are still without permanent housing 1100+ days after the "disengagement.") And, how would it effect the entire Jewish People, since the above plan necessitates the breaking of our Covenant with G-d regarding the Entire Land of Israel?

On Israel
Ensure a Strong U.S.-Israel Partnership: Barack Obama and Joe Biden strongly support the U.S.-Israel relationship, believe that our first and incontrovertible commitment in the Middle East must be to the security of Israel, America's strongest ally in the Middle East. They support this closeness, stating that that the United States will never distance itself from Israel. This sounds very good.

Support Israel's Right to Self Defense: During the July 2006 Lebanon war, Barack Obama stood up strongly for Israel's right to defend itself from Hezbollah raids and rocket attacks, cosponsoring a Senate resolution against Iran and Syria's involvement in the war, and insisting that Israel should not be pressured into a ceasefire that did not deal with the threat of Hezbollah missiles. Unfortunately, despite the resolution and your cosponsoring of it, it did happen, and that threat intensifies continuously. He and Joe Biden believe strongly in Israel's right to protect its citizens. This also sounds very good.

Support Foreign Assistance to Israel: Barack Obama and Joe Biden have consistently supported foreign assistance to Israel. They defend and support the annual foreign aid package that involves both military and economic assistance to Israel and have advocated increased foreign aid budgets to ensure that these funding priorities are met. They have called for continuing U.S. cooperation with Israel in the development of missile defense systems. The above language offers optimism, but it is equivocal. It does not state that you and Vice President-Elect Biden will CONTINUE to do so.

The recent and not-so-recent past indicate to me that your statements about ending the Israeli-"Palestinian" conflict are products of false hope and fantasy -- misinterpretations that are likely to produce far more harm than good. In addition, your associations and relationships with numerous anti-Semites and anti-Israel advocates are extremely troubling to me. They lead me to ask myself, "What does Barack Obama really think about Israel, and about those intent on destroying the Jewish State?"

All those who love Israel and our Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms must monitor with active and intense interest your Administration's statements, policies and actions. President-Elect Obama: please prove me wrong!

Most sincerely,

Buddy Macy

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"U.S. Treasury Submits to Shariah" by Frank Gaffney, Jr.

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