Want peace? Disband the UN

October 20th, 2014 by ilyameyer

AS Iraq and Syria fall into the hands of pre-civilisational barbarians, as Christians, Yazidis and Kurds are being enslaved, raped and beheaded into submission and perhaps even into oblivion, there is one question that desperately needs an answer but which nobody is asking:

WHY are UN member states still paying their UN fees, as the UN stands idly by, providing massive salaries to its employees while millions of people are being turned into refugees or, even worse, impersonal death statistics?

IN the illogical state of affairs that is anything to do with the Middle East, sometimes it is healthy to take a step back and actually THINK about what’s what.

IN the entire Middle East, there is just one (1) functioning democracy. The Jewish state of Israel.

LIKE any other democracy, Israel too has its failings. Sweden, for instance, that peace-loving paragon of democracy, has just elected a government consisting of rabid Islamists and anti-Semites, some of whom actively support Islamist terror organisations.

HOWEVER, the world community tends to focus only on the negatives of the democracy that is Israel while ignoring all its legendary positives. At the same time ignoring all the massive negatives of the failed Arab states surrounding Israel and not being able to come up with one (1) single positive for these same Arab states.

THIS means there is something fundamentally wrong with the way the world community interfaces with this part of the world.

ISRAEL has provided emergency aid to catastrophe-stricken countries around the world, such as Japan, Haiti, Turkey, India, the Philippines, Congo, Jordan, Syria, Kurdistan, Gaza.

OF all these recipients, it is only Gaza that has repaid this selfless aid (financed by the Israeli taxpayer) with rockets, arson, car bombings, mortars, suicide bombings, attack tunnels, the cold-blooded shooting and knifing of infants, and deliberate attempts to carry out an attack on a nuclear facility.

YET of all these recipient nations, it is Gaza that receives both financial and political backing from the UN.

IN the UN, the majority of member states are ruled either by Islamic regimes renowned for their abysmal lack of democracy, or by autocratic, dictatorial non-Muslim regimes famed for their actively anti-democratic policies.

IF we are to truly tackle the existential threat facing the world community on a broad, cohesive front, instead of rushing to deal with outbreaks here and there caused by terrorist regimes such as Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, al Shabab, Hamas, Jihad Islami, Daesh/IS and others, then we have to get to the root of the problem.

AND the root of the problem is our absolute unwillingness to correctly identify the actual nature of the problem, the very heart of the issue:

ISLAMISM and the support it engenders among useful idiots and armchair radicals living in safety in the West.

TO do that we will first need to disband the UN in its current form, reconstituting it with members consisting solely of democracies. Thus allowing us to deal robustly with the real problem without having to take account of extremists who hog-tie our every effort to accomplish positive change for the good of people desperate for good.

THE long and the short of it: disband the UN. Now. Before it suffocates us all in an Islamist blanket of evil.

BECAUSE while a democracy like Israel does sterling aid work, for instance providing humanitarian assistance to Kurdish refugees in Iraq, a country with which it has no official relations (see the article below) it does so DESPITE august bodies like the UN, not because of them.
This article first appeared in the Times of Israel on October 20, 2014.

Bridges Going Nowhere – now also available in paperback

October 8th, 2014 by ilyameyer

Bridges Going Nowhere“, which marks my debut as a thriller writer, is now also available as a paperback from Amazon.com.

“Bridges Going Nowhere” is a thriller where the action starts in Judea & Samaria and ends up in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden, building up all the way to a crescendo in the icy winter of Sweden, far from its origin in the dusty heat of the Middle East.
It was previously only available as an ebook, which version is of course still available, also from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Sweden: the new Donald Duck government

October 6th, 2014 by ilyameyer

Sweden has had a new government for a week now.

So far the only public statement the new government has made has been its intention to recognise the fictitious State of Palestine. But not the very real (and beleaguered) State of Kurdistan.

Here are a few reflections on this new government, and what drives it:

It is a Leftist government, a coalition of Social Democrats and Sweden’s hard-line Green Party.

  • The Green Party in Sweden is not like the Greens in the real world. Here the Greens are not terribly concerned about the environment. Party leader and Environment Minister Åsa Romson paints her houseboat with a poisonous substance that is expressly banned by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency for its toxic properties. She fends off criticism on the grounds that her boat is “too large” to be pro-environmentally washed clean instead of being conveniently coated with poison too keep barnacles at bay. She heats this houseboat – which is moored in the heart of central Stockholm’s low-emissions zone – with emission-spewing diesel fuel. In Sweden, the Green Party is concerned less with the environment and more with bucking the system. What system, you might ask? Answer: any system, just so long as there’s a system. Long live the anti-Israel revolution – indeed long live anything that can stick it to the Jewish state of Israel. Truth to tell, the Swedish Green party bears a distinct shade of unfashionable Brown.
  • Another Green Party minister – Minister for Culture, no less – is Alice Bah Kuhnke. She is known, not least, for baring her breasts in the media, and for threatening to cut off funding to organisations that work against honour killings if any of the funding goes to men/boys working against this crime. She demanded that funding only be given to women, thus effectively barring male members of immigrant communities from daring to take a stance against this horrific crime. Interestingly, she joined the Green Party just last week, AFTER being nominated for a ministerial post on behalf of the Green Party…
  • Another Green Party government minister is Mehmet Kaplan, an ardent Islamist whose mission in public life is to “end the occupation of Jerusalem”. One might be tempted to ask if he is referring to Muslim occupation of the area overlooking Judaism’s holy Western Wall, from which boulders are routinely hurled by Muslims down onto Jews praying below. But he is of course referring to a “Jewish occupation” of Judaism’s holy sites in the Jewish capital of the Jewish state of Israel. Mehmet Kaplan is the new Housing and City Development Minister. Quite comical really – a Swedish Settlement Minister opposing what he regards as settlements in Israel…
  • Mehmet Kaplan applauds young Western jihadists who travel to IS(IS)-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq for beheading tourism and says they are no different to other patriots fighting against invaders, such as the Finnish patriots who once struggled against the invading Soviet empire. No, really. And he is a key minister in the new Swedish government.
  • Yet another Green Party government minister is Gustav Fridolin, Minister for Education. He is familiar to the Israeli scene for having been deported from Israel following his arrest for violent behaviour as part of his support for extremist militant terror organisation ISM, whose purpose is to undermine the sovereignty of Israel through military and other means.
  • One might be tempted to laugh, but the new Swedish Minister for the Interior is Ardalan Shekarabi (Social Democratic party). He is a former illegal immigrant who defied a deportation order by going underground until a new government granted him amnesty. He has been found to have embezzled funds from the Social Democratic Party’s youth organisation to further his personal election campaign and was accordingly kicked out of the youth organisation. This year the Swedish Tax Office accused him of cheating on his income-tax returns and has ordered him to pay what he owes to help fund the public community that he has now been appointed as a Government Minister to serve…
  • Anna Johansson (Minister for Infrastructure) was found to have fiddled her official expense account, trying to pass off a bill for ladies’ underwear as a legitimate bill for official entertainment.

The list goes on and on.

Drugs convictions, embezzlement, sex scandals, New Age flummery – there’s even a minister, Kristina Persson, Minister for Future and Strategy (aged 70 next birthday, one wonders about the longevity of Sweden’s future and strategy) who believes she has been reincarnated and remembers dying sometime in the 14th century…

It’s the stuff of bizarre comedy. A kind of Monty Python meets Jerry Seinfeld. Only it’s meant to be taken seriously.

With the exception of the exquisitely titled Septuagenarian Minister for Future (who says the new government doesn’t have a wicked sense of humour?) the new Swedish government is made up of remarkably young people. There is absolutely nothing wrong with youth. Their energy, their vision, their grasp of trending ideas and much, much more are all vital.

But this is not a scout camp for twelve-year-olds where Team Green has the task of putting up the tents, Team Red makes the fried eggs and beans on toast, and Team Blue organises a sing-song around the campfire. This is government. The ship of state that has to guide a population of more than 9 million souls to a better future. Yet most of the newly appointed government ministers are barely capable of putting together a shopping list for their weekly groceries. And many of them couldn’t be trusted to pay the bill anyway, if their past behaviour is anything to go by.

Sweden no longer has a government. It resembles a scene from a Donald Duck comic where the Beagle Boys – all duly decked out in their striped convicts’ shirts – have been officially escorted from jail to the state bank and been given the keys.

Only, in Sweden, it turns out the Beagle Boys’ first move was not to fill a truck with cash and drive straight to their hideout. No, the first thing the Swedish Beagle Boys did was to announce that the cash in the bank would be spent on supporting a fictitious State of Palestine – while utterly ignoring the plight of the already existing and increasingly desperate autonomous State of Kurdistan, the plight of Christians in Syria and Iraq, the plight of Yazidis in the same area, the plight of Christians in Nigeria who are under constant racist attack by Islamist Boko Haram, the plight of Christians under attack by al-Shabab, the plight of Christians who are being decimated in the Gaza Strip by the Islamist Hamas terrorist group – the pattern becomes clear.

The new Swedish government: with one or two exceptions, it appears to have the collective brainpower of Donald Duck on a bad-feather day.

Talking of which, remember Minister for Culture Alice Bah Kuhnke? She rose to stardom as the hostess for Sweden’s Disney Club programme on children’s TV.

That figures.