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A Divine Blessing
"Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | November 29, 2011 | Ari Bussel

Posted on 11/29/2011 8:43:39 PM PST by Ari Bussel

A Divine Blessing By Ari Bussel

“The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” Psalms 29:11

Israelis, is seems, need a lot of strength. Fatah and Hamas, two names for the same ill, have reconciled their “differences.” I would be hard-pressed to find any such differences, as in essence they both strive to eliminate the Jews from the Jewish homeland and to erase any historical connection thereof.

Fatah, though, is the favorite child of the world, while the other is still referred to as a “terrorist organization.” At the very least it could be acknowledged as a “regime.” [Note to mention it to the UN; immediate corrective action needed.] However, the world is getting used to having Hamas as a discussion partner, now that Israel set the stage when it exchanged 1,027 prisoners for one IDF soldier.

Then there is Jordan, Israel’s only remaining Arab ally now that Egypt is in a transition period from Mubarak via military to Muslim Brotherhood. The Jordanian monarchy is supposedly stable, but King Abdullah II knows better. So do the Israelis whose President visited the Royal Palace in Amman to “exchange views regarding recent developments in the region,” under the heading “the importance of strengthening the good strategic ties between Israel and Jordan.”

Last night some Katyusha rockets were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel, a gentle reminder that the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis is still very much alive. While Turkey is ready to invade Syria, Syria warns Israel of the consequences.

American naval ships gather on the horizon, as President Obama may need to face the real enemy of the USA (he tried repeatedly to avoid the difficult task, sacrificing instead a close friend and ally, President Mubarak of Egypt). Then Russia declared its refusal to sit idle in the face of American terrorism. Possibly Putin did not use this exact word, but he is an expert at utilizing brute force, whatever label one wishes to assign radioactive poisoning and murdering journalists.

It sounds very much like a ball, the Devil’s Masquerade Ball. One by one the invitees arrive, dressed up and ready to party beyond the senses. Arab Spring, Tahrir Square, Libya, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Russia. And Israel, dressed in white, a tiny girl in awe, the innocence of youth and virginity.

There she stands, in her white dress, as the Devil’s minions swirl around, spasm about to catch them, moving faster and faster, intoxicated by the thought of what is soon to happen.

Despite its look, and seemingly ignoring the atmosphere and heightened focus of attention on her, Israel is neither naïve nor stupid. Thus, when its former head of the Mossad (the Israeli Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) came out in public against the Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Finance Minister (the three ranking members of the government), there were attempts to silence him as everyone listened attentively.

Attacking Iran, Dagan explains, “will bring Israel into a regional war. Such a war will claim a very hefty price, both in terms of infrastructure, the fabric of life and loss of life.” He absolutely objects, he says, to an Israeli strike against Iran.

Recent events in Iran speak volumes. The local population has been anticipating an Israeli strike, much as I am ready for the next earthquake to hit Los Angeles and California. What actually took place is a sequence of events, explosions in the most secret and heavily guarded facilities. Iran tries to distance itself from winding up in an inferior position or admitting someone else (especially those damn Zionists) managed to hurt them inside, where it counts most. But the facts remain.

Maybe it is not the Mossad. Perhaps it is just a coincidence. Or maybe not. Maybe it is the very long arm of the Israeli determination to survive.

Would a former head of the Mossad come out publicly against his former boss? He, more than most Israelis, is bound by secrecy to his grave.

Instead, this inner bickering between those at the helm, past and present, sounds more like a distraction or even a massive deception to conceal the truth: Israelis are busy arguing, so clearly they are not focused enough on the task at hand.

Iranians are not stupid either, so it is unlikely they would fall into this trap. The attacks are already underway, and they are more spectacular than one’s wildest imagination. We envisioned Israeli airplanes going via landing sites in Southern or Eastern Europe to most daring missions. Others conjured up long-range missiles launched from submarines hitting simultaneously numerous locations throughout Iran.

Thus, as the dance intensifies and those around no longer differentiate fiction from reality—all they see is a white, clean spot, an innocent girl standing in the middle—Israel uses smarts rather than brut force. Targeted killings of scientists associated with the development of Nuclear Iran. A Stuxnet computer worm that keeps spreading even after it was removed. Penetration to their deepest most guarded sites. Explosions. Israel at its finest.

Israelis need a lot of strength, and from the havoc of daily life in that tiny country, surrounded by enemies and full of internal foes, one wonders how she survives.

“For with wise advice thou shalt make thy war, and in the multitude of counselors there is safety,” says Proverbs 24:6. Israel stands in the middle, the Devil’s attention never wavering from her for an instant. Why does she seem unafraid? What protection does she have in this finest hour of the Devil’s ultimate Masquerade Ball?

There is one source of strength and protection, an ancient blessing whose strength has not withered: It is God’s promise and His energy that gives strength to His people and that will ultimately bring peace unto them. A Divine Blessing that serves as Israel’s Iron Dome and will provide all the protection the Jewish Homeland ever needs.


The series “Postcards from America—Postcards from Israel” by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager is a compilation of articles capturing the essence of life in America and Israel during the first two decades of the 21st Century.

The writers invite readers to view and experience an Israel and her politics through their eyes, Israel visitors rarely discover and Israelis often ignore.

This point—and often—counter-point presentation is sprinkled with humor and sadness and attempts to tackle serious and relevant issues of the day. The series began in 2008, appears both in print in the USA and on numerous websites and is followed regularly by readership from around the world.

Zager and Bussel can be heard on live radio in conversation on the program “Conversations Eye to Eye between Norma and Ari.”

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First Published Nov 29, 2011

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: deception; devilsball; masquerade; nucleariran

1 posted on 11/29/2011 8:43:43 PM PST by Ari Bussel
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