Does Israel Need a Large Army If It Has Advanced Technology?  

By  and  May 29, 2024

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: What are the lessons for IDF force build-up following the Hamas attack on October 7 and the Iron Swords War? A recent article by Prof. Azar Gat concludes that “there is no need to increase the scope of the forces and the existing force build-up should be continued, the main [element] of which is investments in technologies that are the key to the advantage of the IDF on the battlefield and for the current achievements.” We do not agree with this conclusion and believe it to have negative strategic consequences. The continuing inability of the IDF to realize the goals of the current war is mainly the result of a lack of ready and available maneuvering units, a lack that military technology cannot compensate for no matter how good it is. If the IDF is to be able to fulfill its responsibilities, it needs more well-trained maneuver divisions to resurrect the territorial defense organization as well as maintain technological superiority.

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May 31, 2024 | 1:01 am | Comments »

Our Revolutionary Times  

The results of all these revolutions will shake up the U.S. for decades to come.

By  May 30, 2024

Sometimes unexpected but dramatic events tear off the thin veneer of respectability and convention. What follows is the exposure and repudiation of long-existing but previously covered-up pathologies.

Events like the destruction of the southern border over the last three years, the October 7 massacre and ensuing Gaza war, the campus protests, the COVID-19 epidemic and lockdown, and the systematic efforts to weaponize our bureaucracies and courts have all led to radical reappraisals of American culture and civilization.

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May 31, 2024 | 12:19 am | Comments »

Israel’s Great Strategic Failure  

It wasn’t October 7. It’s the continuing avoidance of military action against Hezbollah in Lebanon.

By Michael Makovsky, TABLET  MAY 30, 2024

Supporters of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group cheer as they listen to a speech by Hassan Nasrallah, secretary-general of Hezbollah, Feb. 13, 2024MARWAN NAAMANI/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES

It has become conventional wisdom after Oct. 7 that Israel for years had the wrong policy toward Gaza. While the unfathomable catastrophe of that day has rightly forced a critical examination of all the factors that led to it, it’s arguable that Israel’s broad pre-Oct. 7 policy toward Gaza, in contrast to its strategic conception and military preparation, was at least understandable, if not correct. In contrast, there has been less criticism of Israel’s policy toward Hezbollah in Lebanon over the past two decades. Not only does the policy toward the northern front raise even more troubling questions than Gaza, but also, now more than ever, it looks like a major strategic failure.

May 30, 2024 | 6:57 pm | 3 Comments »

CCP’s 3-Battle Scheme: Eroding U.S. Power Before Taiwan Strait Clash  

E. Rowell:  Putting this article together with the efforts made by Cultural Marxists to seize, infiltrate, and subvert all the institutions in the US, we see a powerful series of attacks on the US from within and without.  The Marxist infiltration of all agencies of the federal government was abundantly advanced by Obama’s presidency, along with the beginning of the surveillance of law abiding Americans, (particularly conservatives and Obama’s political rivals), the FBI entrapment schemes, and turning the FBI and DOJ into the NKVD of Soviet Russia.  Now the Biden Administration is seeking to imprison a former President for running against him in the next election.  China, Russia, and Iran are smiling.

English Translation of two articles by a PLA commentator affiliated with Kunlunce Strategy Research Institute, a CCP’s think tank

By Long Kaifeng, LEI’S REAL TALK    12 October 2023

The United States is a larger version of Chiang Kai-shek; after the “Three Major Battles”, the U.S. dollar will become worthless.

Yesterday, I wrote an article titled “Along with intense international struggles, recent events are numerous, and the U.S.’s downfall is inevitable.” This piece sparked controversy among many readers. Some think I’m boasting too much, and the idea of the U.S. disintegrating is unrealistic.

I’ve consistently argued that the U.S. is essentially a larger version of Chiang Kai-shek. Why? Because Chiang Kai-shek’s key advisors and decision-makers were Americans. The U.S. invested in and armed Chiang, controlling his economic decisions. So, when we fought against Chiang Kai-shek, we were also battling against American consultants.

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May 30, 2024 | 4:23 pm | 2 Comments »

China’s Support of Hamas: Evidence and Actions  

E. Rowell:  The Biden Administration says one thing and does another.  Therefore it is important to focus on their actions not on their words.  In their actions,  the Biden Administration is Team Iran and Team China.  That means the Biden Administration is spending money on both sides of this war:  they are supporting Hamas, the PA, Hezbollah, and Iran, while supplying Israel with weapons.  The Penn Biden center was paid for in part by the CCP so Antony Blinken was on the payroll of the CCP for some time.  The day the Jews marched on Washington DC with bipartisan support to support Israel, that very day, Biden approved $10 million for Iran.  The next day he met Xi Jinping in San Fransisco.

By Guermantes Lailari, JEWISH POLICY CENTER    Spring 2024

The October 7, 2023, Palestinian terror attack on Israel forced government officials and the public to ask a lot of questions about how this horrendous attack could have happened. The list of terrorist groups and their respective military wings in Gaza that committed the murderous attack are as follows:

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May 30, 2024 | 3:22 pm | 1 Comment »

Why Does Biden Doubt Israel’s Military Capability?  

By Shoshana Bryen, JEWISH POLICY CENTER    29 May 2024

President Joe Biden delivers remarks to Department of Defense personnel at the Pentagon in 2021. (Photo: Department of Defense / Lisa Ferdinando)

“There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,

“There are thousands to prophesy failure,

“There are thousands to point out to you one by one,

“The dangers that wait to assail you…”

—  Edward Albert Guest

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May 30, 2024 | 3:13 pm | 1 Comment »

The 500  

E. Rowell:  The infiltration of cultural Marxism into all American institutions started in the 1920’s.  We are witnessing now the culmination of a century’s effort to subvert and destroy American institutions and to turn America’s tradition,  culture, and values into chaos.  What this effort teaches us is that a small but dedicated group of individuals can, little by little, seriously damage a culture that was over 200 years in the making.  Thus it is possible that no matter what the size of the group of patriots, we can stop the chaos, and unwind the century’s efforts to destabilize, demoralize, and subvert the Constitution, our system of justice, our political process, our centers of leadership and power, and advance a stronger version of America, one more protected from subversion for the future.

A letter from 500 Jews at Columbia University may be a landmark in the struggle to escape a stifling regime of doublethink and ensure the American Jewish future through proud and open dissent

By Natan Sharansky, THE DAILY SCROLL/BACK PAGES    28 May 2024

In the furor over America’s campuses, it was easy to miss the letter that 500 of Columbia University’s Jews penned and signed to present their position in their own voice. Yet it was this letter, quietly distributed and far less aggressive than some of the other events that overshadowed it, that may prove to be the turning point in the struggle for American Jewry’s future. This is why.

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May 30, 2024 | 2:00 pm | Comments »

“It’s over, we’re tired, that’s it. We’re done. We’re voting for Trump. We’re gonna be voting red all the way down ticket.”  

E. Rowell:  This man needs no introduction.  He speaks honestly and genuinely what is in the heart of so many Americans across this country.  We are all tired of the elites ruling us and telling us what our values should and shouldn’t be.  We are all so done with all the institutions of our society that have been corrupted and turned against us.  We are turning away from their power hungry and psychopathic attempts to control our lives and looking to a new future without them.

Statement by former Obama voter to the New York Times

By TIERNEY’S REAL NEWS    28 May 2024

A reporter from the New York Times interviewed a former Obama voter about the 2024 election at President Trump’s rally in the Bronx. This is a fabulous interview. I transcribed it the best I could. Here’s what he said. EPIC!

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May 30, 2024 | 2:00 pm | 1 Comment »

What America Can Learn From Israel on the Battlefield  

Peloni: Israel is focused on winning its victory rather than pretending that it has already won and thereby losing the war, which has been the modern policy pursued by the US, leading to America not having won a war in the modern age.

Using the military to actually win a war.

Daniel Greenfield | Front Page | May 30, 2024

America has never successfully liberated and held territory from Islamic terrorists. After thousands dead in Afghanistan and Iraq: both countries are now controlled by Islamic terrorists.

Many top current and former defense officials who oversaw both disasters, despite a track record of zero wins, have been criticizing Israel for not following in their footsteps.

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May 30, 2024 | 10:42 am | 2 Comments »

Mandelblit leaked classified and sensitive information to Efi Neve in the midst of the investigations into the Netanyahu files  

Peloni:  In this expose, it is revealed that Mandelblit explained to the head of the Bar Association at the time that the crimes for which Bibi was being investigated were not criminal, even though Mandelblit later indicted Bibi for these same crimes following the pressure from the prosecutor’s office to do so.

The information was leaked at a time when Effie Neve was head of the Bar Association and Mandelblit served as Attorney General. Mandelblit shared sensitive details with Neve as well as his conclusions – mainly regarding the gift file (1000) .“Bibi is not a criminal,” perhaps happily, he told Neve. Emphasis: on- Despite his personal-professional position, Mandelblit succumbed to pressure from the prosecutor’s office and filed an indictment against Netanyahu also in case 1000

Yoav Yitzak | News1 | May 28, 2024

Dr. Avichai Mandelblit , while serving as legal advisor to the government , leaked classified information from the investigations into Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s files to attorney Efi Neve , when he served as head of the Bar Association, and this in the midst of the investigations into the cases that were on the agenda: the gift file ( 1000), the Netanyahu-Moses case (2000), and the Bezek case (4000).

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May 30, 2024 | 8:19 am | Comments »

Judge Merchan Issues Last-Minute Jury Instruction Designed to Convict Trump, Even if Jurors Don’t Agree  

T. Belman. The Left makes the rules as it goes along. The Rule of Law or the Constitution is a thing of the past. So are fraud-free elections.

“Judge Merchan’s numerous unprecedented and unconstitutional decisions almost guarantee Trump an acquittal on appeal.” Let’s hope.

By Rachel M. Emmanuel, WESTERN JOURNAL  May 29, 2024

The jury is now deliberating on the first-ever criminal trial in history of a former president of the United States.

And by every account, this case has displayed the most egregious use of lawfare against a political opponent the nation has ever seen.

Earlier, Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the hush-money case against the former president in Manhattan, disclosed that his daughter, Loren Merchan, is president of Authentic Campaigns, a digital consulting firm that has worked on the campaigns of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats, according to CNN.

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May 30, 2024 | 6:32 am | 1 Comment »

What is happening to Western Europe?  

T. Belman. “The accepted criteria of statehood were laid down in the Montevideo Convention (1933), which provided that a state must possess a permanent population, a defined territory, a government, and the capacity to conduct international relations.” So once again, internatiional law is being violated.

This briefing is extremely important

May 29 IDSF Daily Briefing

May 30, 2024 | 5:34 am | Comments »

The CCP’s Invasion of Israel: How Xi Set Fire to the Middle East – and Why  

A CPDC WEBINAR   May 27/24


Spain, Ireland and Norway formally recognized a non-existent state of “Palestine” today. They thus indulged in the sort of European virtue-signaling that has brought us such past “triumphs” of diplomacy as the 1928 Kellogg-Briand pact that banned war.

Now as then, such delusional preening only emboldens aggressors and makes achieving a real, let alone a durable, peace infinitely less likely.

To be clear, today’s tripartite malfeasance is nothing less than a reward for the terrorists of Hamas and their part in the murderous invasion of Israel on October 7. In fact, there simply is no Palestinian leader, political party or official entity that is actually committed to living “side-by-side in peace” with Israel.

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May 30, 2024 | 5:09 am | 2 Comments »

Guess Which ‘Moderate’ Palestinian Terrorist Group Participated In the October 7 Massacre  

By Bassam Tawil, GATESTONE    28 May 2024

Pictured: A terrorist from Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades brags about the atrocities he and his comrades committed in Kibbutz Nahal Oz on October 7, 2023. (Image source: Palestinian Media Watch)

  • [Other groups that] participated in the October 7 massacre…. include Palestinian Islamic Jihad — and Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of the Fatah faction headed by none other than the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Mahmoud Abbas.
May 29, 2024 | 3:00 pm | 4 Comments »

Columbia in Gaza: The purpose of the pier*  

E. Rowell:  I do not think the meaning of the pier as detailed below has escaped a seasoned hand like Bibi Netanyahu.  It has, however, escaped the understanding of most of the media and certainly of the American people.  Now why would Team Biden not want to openly explain his reason for this pier to Americans?  It is because the purpose is evil, anti-American, and destructive to our friends and allies in the Middle East.

Failure was not an option.


Feature image:  the wayward pier-utility boat (with the Army landing craft nearby), beached off Ashdod, Israel on 25 May 2024.  Via Twitter.  Overlay:  elements of a U.S. Army recruiting poster from World War I, patriotically invoking the call of Mistress Columbia.  Wikipedia: Vincent Aderente –  U.S. Library of Congress‘s Prints and Photographs division under digital ID ppmsca.50012

With the Gaza pier now reportedly shooting off support infrastructure to bounce away with utility landing craft in the choppy seas, thoughtful Americans may be trying to puzzle out why the pier has been put there.  The point is especially puzzling in light of how little humanitarian aid has actually gotten to inland distribution points, much less to certified hungry Gazans.  (For a mental adjustment, the first aid shipment was transferred at sea for delivery to the pier between 11 and 16 May, and the pier was declared operational on16 May.  It’s now 26 May.)

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May 29, 2024 | 3:00 pm | 11 Comments »

Hamas Must Be Destroyed Before Any Peace Talks Take Place  

by Con Coughlin, GATESTONE  •  May 29, 2024

  • Do Ireland, Norway and Spain not see how appeasing terrorists anywhere only emboldens the militants in Europe? Last month, in Germany, more than 1,000 demonstrators took to the streets demanding that Germany become a Caliphate with sharia law.
  • Is [Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez] ready to grant the Catalans in Spain, who for years have been fighting for their independence, a State of Catalonia?
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May 29, 2024 | 12:23 pm | Comments »

Georgian Parliament Overturns the President’s Veto On ‘Foreign Agents Law’  

Peloni:  Georgia tells the US, “NO!” as the US demanded veto is overturned.  It is important for all nations to decide what foreign influence can and will be tolerated within their borders, and that is exactly what this bill, now a law, provides for Georgia.  The US condemned the impudence of this third world power to remove the tenderhooks of the US State Department from its body politic, yet the Georgian govt refused to be bullied into complying with American demands, yet again.

I look forward to the day when Israel will make the same choice and throw out the foreign influencing NGO’s who challenge and chip away at Isreal’s sovereignty on a near daily basis.

By Paul Seran | TGP | May 28, 2024

The Georgian government has scored today a great big win, despite international pressure of an unprecedented scale by the US and the EU.

The Georgian Parliament, led by the Centrist Georgian Dream Party, has just announced that, by a majority vote, it overcame President Salomé Zurabishvili’s veto on the law on foreign agents.

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May 29, 2024 | 11:56 am | 2 Comments »

“Rafah is unlike anything; there the decisive battle of the war will take place”  

Peloni:  An important interview with Gen. Avivi.  I look forward to the full interview being released on Friday.

Brigadier General (resp.) Amir Avivi in an extensive interview with Mossaf Maariv: “We have all the means to fight in Rafah and, if necessary, in Lebanon as well. We are not in a situation where we are unable to fight because the Americans do not want us to fight”

Sari Makower Belikov | Maariv | May 29, 2024

Amir Avivi (Photo: Yossi Aloni)

Brigadier General Amir Avivi, CEO of the security movement, in an extensive interview with the Ma’ariv supplement that will be captured in full on Friday. “There are dozens of tunnels in Rafah that are the strip’s oxygen pipe to the world, and from them come weapons and terrorists,” he said.

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May 29, 2024 | 10:30 am | 2 Comments »

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