by Wallace Edward Brand
2nd part of 3
The Second Wave
The Anatolians were led by warlord Osman Bey. He would become known as Ottoman. In the 14th Century Ottoman led his warriors to commence the second Islamic Empire. By the late 18th Century the Ottoman Empire had extended further north into Eastern Europe -- to the gates of
Particularly significant to the Islamic decline were the advances in weapons adopted by the Western military. In 1878 Napoleon led an expedition into
Following the war, the victorious Allies dismembered the Ottoman Empire territories in the Middle East and the Mahgreb and formed 21 states with political rights granted to Arabs and Muslims out of 99% of the area and then a 22nd state from 76% of Palestine whose political rights were being held in trust for a Jewish Homeland.
Although the Second Islamic Empire had started its decline years earlier, in 1776, it still had enough power to exact tribute from the newborn
Long before 1900 the Ottoman Empire had became known as "the sick man of
At the 1920 Conference in
The Balfour Declaration of 1917 was incorporated as Article 95 of the 1920 Treaty of Sevres. Article 95 directly transferred Ottoman Empire sovereignty over
By 1948 the
The Arabs did not accept their share -- they chose to commence a war against the nascent Jewish state. The video "What Really Happened" shows some of that history.
Arab-Israeli Wars As Preface To The Third Wave
The Arab wars against
Even history revisionist Benny Morris, a historian of the Arab-Israeli conflict considered by many to be an apologist for the Arabs, correctly argues that it was religion rather than nationalism that inspired the 1948 invasion of
The Muslim Brotherhood, the mufti of
Little has changed since the 1940s. With the rise of radical Islam and the expansion of violent recourse, Arab irredentism has continued to have a religious focus, sometimes on "
It was Ceausescu, the dictator in
"But we are a revolution," Arafat exploded, after Ceausescu explained what the Kremlin wanted from him. "We were born as a revolution, and we should remain an unfettered revolution." Arafat expostulated that the Palestinians lacked the tradition, unity, and discipline to become a formal state. That statehood was only something for a future generation. That all governments, even Communist ones, were limited by laws and international agreements, and he was not willing to put any laws or other obstacles in the way of the Palestinian struggle to eradicate the state of
The local Arabs in
As late as 1964 the term "Palestinian People" had never been applied to the Arabs in
The first use of "The Palestinian People" to refer solely to local Arabs in what is now
According to General Pacepa, "In March 1978, . . . I secretly brought Arafat to
Four months later General Pacepa defected to the
The Palestinian Liberation Organization or PLO was one of several liberation organizations created by the Soviets in the mid 60s or 70s, including those for
Is General Pacepa credible? A May 12, 2009 article published in the Jerusalem Post, which dealt with Pacepa's claim, stated that "former CIA director James Woolsey has vouched for Pacepa's personal credibility. Pacepa's memoir Red Horizons formed the basis for the indictment and conviction of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was executed in 1989.
Zuhair Mohsen, a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, is perhaps most widely known in the West for having made the following admission in a March 1977 interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw: "The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of
For tactical reasons,
This contravened the 1964 PLO charter, drafted in
Is there now a Third Wave?
The seeds of the putative third wave were planted by Hassan al Banna in the formation of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1920s in
Following the takeover of the West's oil interests and the formation of OPEC, for internal political reasons the Saudis commenced providing petrodollars to the Wahhabis, The Sunni Wahhabis used the immense sums to finance mosques and madrassahs all over the world and take control over existing mosques. These were used to spread their salafist doctrine -- Islam as it existed in the 7th Century. Other Muslim groups such as the Shia in
Those who do not study history will not recognize the wave of terror commencing in the West in the 1970s as the start of "the third wave" of global conquest. The attacks listed below are limited to attacks on the West and do not include the civil war between the Islamic Salvation Front and the government of Algeria, the massacre in the Sudan with the goal of Islamization, the Black September riots in Jordan, the Civil War in Lebanon, the Hezollah-Israel conflicts, the Hamas-Israel conflict, and the attacks on US and coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The violence may have begun as early as 1968 with the murder of presidential aspirant Senator Robert Kennedy. The motive of Sirhan-Sirhan, a favorite topic of conspiracy promoters, has insufficiently received recognition as hatred of Kennedy's support for Israel based on propaganda he received in Palestine before his emigration to the US. Sirhan Sirhan was not a Muslim, but was apparently greatly influenced by jihadi sentiment in Palestine before he arrived in the United States.
Before the takeover of the American Embassy in Teheran in 1979, there were also the murders of two American diplomats in Khartoum in the Sudan, and there is a list on the internet of other American victims in incidents not receiving as much publicity as those I list below. The author has apparently overlooked the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya on August 8, 1998 that killed 11 Americans.
Wallace Edward Brand is a retired lawyer living in
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