I keep echoing the Father, the Great God of Israel who is warning the whole world..."DO NOT THINK YOU CAN DO TO ISRAEL WHAT YOU THINK, WITH IMPUNITY"
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The third straight Republican Convention greatly impacted by a major storm - Bill Koenig
The third straight Republican Convention greatly impacted by a major storm.There were two major record-setting, billion-dollar hurricanes at the time of the 2004 (Frances) and 2008 (Gustav) Republican Conventions. They literally became the main news stories up to and during the Republican Convention.
Hurricane Frances and the 2004 Republican Convention
On Tuesday, April 31, 2004, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon increased the size of his Gaza evacuations in response to Bush Administration pressure. That same day, Hurricane Frances increased to an enormous Category 4 storm with wind speeds of 140 mph.
Home evacuations began the next day in Florida, with 2.8 million people advised to evacuate -- the largest in Florida’s history. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had to cancel his trip to the Republican Convention in New York City to monitor the hurricane response. Thursday night's Sept. 2 nomination acceptance speech by President George W. Bush shared the top news billing with Hurricane Frances. A journalist stated, "Frances took some of Bush's thunder from him."
Hurricanes Gustav and the 2008 Republican Convention
The opening night of the 2008 Republican Convention was canceled as Gustav neared land and the tone of the conference was subdued over concern that the massive Hurricane Gustav would be another Katrina.
President GW Bush canceled his planned appearance at the conventions opening session to focus on preparations for Hurricane Gustav. He headed to Texas to monitor Gustav on Monday, Sept. 1, and Vice President Cheney left on Sept. 2 for Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Italy, as he couldn't reschedule his trip to stand in for the President. President Bush's Tuesday, Sept. 2, evening address was an eight-minute taped message from the White House.
The day the major hurricane began to form was the same day that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was pressing Israel to sign a document by the end of the year that would divide Jerusalem and give the Palestinians a state in Israel's capital city as well as land in Judea and Samaria and Gaza Strip, according to multiple reports in major official Palestinian Authority media outlets.
WorldNetDaily reported that the U.S. was planning to issue a letter guaranteeing the country would back agreements reached during current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations -- and aimed at creating a Palestinian state before President Bush left office in January. The move was intended to ensure any agreements reached by the Israelis and the Palestinian Authority, and spelled out in a joint document, would be recognized by the next U.S. administration and binding for Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 – President George W. Bush declares a state of emergency in Louisiana and Texas, empowering federal authorities to lead disaster relief efforts in the two states. White House spokesman Scott Stanzel says, "President Bush called to make sure the states were receiving all the assistance they needed from the federal government."
Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 – CNN and others predict a $25 to $35 billion storm based on federal storm models. President Bush monitors Gustav from the White House.
Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 – President Bush travels to Austin, Texas, to monitor things from there rather than traveling to the GOP Convention.
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 – President Bush delivers an eight-minute speech to the GOP Convention to endorse John McCain, but does not talk about his record.
Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 – A weakened but still powerful Hurricane Gustav made landfall around 10:30 a.m. eastern time as a Category 2 storm.
Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 - Tropical Depression 9 forms and becomes Hurricane Ike -- an eventual $27 billion hurricane.
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2008 – President Bush issues a Major Disaster Declaration for 34 of Louisiana's parishes. He travels to Louisiana to survey the damage and meet with the governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal.
In August 2008 the United States participated in behind-the-scenes peace negotiations on the future boundaries of a Palestinian state and the city of Jerusalem, along with a letter that would bind the next U.S. Administration to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
During this time period, the U.S. had record rains from Tropical Storm Fay (Aug. 8-17), an intense Hurricane Gustav (Aug. 25 – Sept. 2) which cost billions of dollars and disrupted life in Louisiana, and then the massive Hurricane Ike (Sept. 1-14) that hit Houston, Galveston and other adjoining areas. Ike was a $27 billion hurricane, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce Implicit Price Deflator for Construction.
US disagreement with Israel about Iran, Republican two-state plan, beginning of Isaac, and the 2012 Republican Convention
There is an increasing chance that Tropical Storm Isaac (yes, Isaac) which is expected to become Hurricane Isaac, could disrupt the 2012 Republican Convention in Tampa or, at the very least, once again become the main story during next week's Republican Convention in Tampa.
Isaac became Tropical Depression 10 on Tuesday at the same time the Obama Administration continued their extreme pressure on Israel to not strike Iran -- and the day the Republicans added the "two-state" solution in Israel to their convention platform (more details below). Isaac is occurring on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 23-30, 2005) -- the costliest hurricane in U.S. history -- which began one day after the completion of the eviction of 9,500 Jews from 24 communities in Gaza and four in northern Samaria.
Over the past few months, the Obama Administration has been pressuring Israel to not attack Iran before the Nov. 6 election. Moreover, the White House has leaked critical security information to the US media and the Israel media. This is totally inexcusable and greatly endangers Israel's security and future.
In the past 60 days, the National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey have all visited Israel to show U.S. support but, also, to let Israel know they don't want any surprises and that Israel must give the sanctions time to work.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in February he had come to the conclusion that there is a growing likelihood Israel could attack Iran sometime in April, May or June. This is totally unacceptable.
Foreign Policy wrote in March - Israel's Secret Staging Ground:
In March, senior U.S. intelligence [officials] were increasingly concerned that Israel's military expansion into Azerbaijan complicates U.S. efforts to dampen Israeli-Iranian tensions, according to the sources.
Then last Tuesday, Aug. 16, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to reporters at the Pentagon. "I might not be aware of all their capabilities, but I think it is a fair assessment that [Israel] can delay but not destroy Iran’s nuclear capabilities," Dempsey said during the joint press briefing with Panetta.
Panetta said he did not believe that Israel [had] made a decision regarding an attack on Iran. "Israel is a sovereign independent state, and it should make the decision based to its national security, but I do not believe they have made this decision yet," he said. "The reality is that we still believe there is room for diplomacy," added Panetta. "The new sanctions are beginning to have an impact; the international community is unified in its resistance to Iranian nuclear development. The Prime Minister of Israel has said the same thing -- any military action should be the last and not the first solution."
Ynet wrote: Once every few years, Israel needs a slap in the face to remember where it stands in the world. On Tuesday, August 21, it was U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey who assumed the role of the responsible adult and slapped Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the duo orchestrating the national hysteria surrounding the possibility of an attack in Iran.
Obama advisor: Former ambassador Indyk says US sees Israeli saber-rattling as 'crying wolf'
The Times of Israel wrote: Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk said Thursday that Israel's talk of attacking Iran was "a classic case of crying wolf" and that Washington was learning "to live with it."
Israel Hayom wrote: Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk says Washington believed Israel was going to attack Iran last spring, but felt misled by Jerusalem when the attack didn't happen.
I personally think Israel's delay may have had to do with the fact that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told the world in February that he expected Israel to attack Iran from April to June. This was followed by the Azerbaijan leak on a possible staging place for Israel.
This is why Israel is going to be very careful about what it tells the United States from this point forward.
Republicans set to endorse two-state solution at the Republican Convention in Tampa
Newsmax wrote: The Romney campaign on Tuesday also persuaded delegates to reject proposals to remove references to a Palestinian state from the party’s plank on the Middle East.
The plank says Republicans "envision two democratic states -- Israel with Jerusalem as its capital and Palestine -- living in peace and security."
Altering that wording would amount to "removing the language that states the policy" that the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "has committed himself to over and over again," said former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.).
Katrina and Isaac
Isaac is occurring during the seventh anniversary period of Hurricane Katrina that ran from August 23-30, 2005.
Katrina, the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, came ashore on Aug. 29, 2005.
The storm developed the day after President George W. Bush congratulated Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for completing the eviction of 9500 Jews from 24 communities in Southern Gaza and four communities in Northern Samaria.
As of Sunday evening, New Orleans and the Southern Gulf Coast are once again in the projected path of a major storm. With a good likelihood, that Isaac will come ashore on Wednesday, the 7th anniversary of Katrina.
Why the Republican Conventions?
Is it connected to Republican President GW Bush birthing the "two-state" plan in 2002 and the inclusion in the 2012 Republican platform?
The Bush Administration was exerting enormous pressure on Israel to give up the covenant land of Judea-Samaria at the time of the 2004 Republican Convention, and then the covenant land of Judea-Samaria and Jerusalem at the time of the 2008 Republican Convention.
What are the odds of a major hurricane hitting at the same time of three straight Republican Conventions?
What are the odds of Isaac impacting the host city and/or the state of the Republican Convention?
The storm is named Isaac. Is this a clue to the possible connection of Israel, the land for peace process and the two-state plan birthed by a Republican President?
Only God knows the detail and answers, but once again the third straight Republican Convention has become a secondary news story due to a hurricane.