What does the term “Huckleberry” have to do with national events. It has to do with being willing and able to backup what you say with what you do. On and international scales it sometimes has to do with not letting your alligator mouth overload your canary butt. Former Congressman Allen B. West has a more polite way to say it, and he is talking to President Trump with these thoughts.
As Written By Allen B. West:
In 19th century slang, the phrase “I’m your huckleberry” meant “I’m the man you’re looking for.” Nowadays it’s used as a response to a threat or a challenge, as in the movie “Tombstone,” starring Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday.
Now let’s fast forward to my day. Growing up, we used to have a saying about someone, normally a guy, who talked about stuff he couldn’t back up. It was called selling “woof tickets.” It was a common saying back in my day, especially playing street pickup basketball games. The ol’ folks down South had another saying: “don’t let your mouth write a check your butt can’t cover.” Well, the same goes in the world of politics and foreign policy.
We all recall the bravado of one Barack Obama saying there was a “red line” in Syria. Now that’s what I call some serious “woof ticket.” However — and this is gonna piss off the Trump loyalists — President Trump just made a major faux pas on the world stage, and did indeed write a check that he cannot now cover.
As reported by Bloomberg.com, “President Donald Trump has decided not to immediately move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a senior White House official said, violating a campaign promise but avoiding a provocation that could drive Palestinians away from peace talks.
The official said the administration considers its discussions with both the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to be promising, with the Palestinians in particular agreeing to talk without preconditions. The official asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter.
Trump said in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in March 2016 that he would move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, calling it “the eternal capital of the Jewish people.” The city is claimed as a capital by both Jews and Palestinians, however, and relocating the U.S. embassy — essentially declaring Jerusalem to be Israeli territory — would raise tensions.
“We don’t think it would be wise to do it at this time,” the official said. “We’ve been very clear what our position is and what we would like to see done, but we’re not looking to provoke anyone when everyone’s playing really nice.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said it had no comment on the report.”
This revelation comes on the heels of Trump administration National Security Adviser, LTG H.R. McMaster not definitively stating that the Western Wall (which I’ve visited twice) is part of Israel. I just gotta tell ya, these two actions do not bode well for reinforcing the Israeli position. However, it certainly emboldens the suit-wearing diplomatic Islamic jihadist group known as Fatah, masquerading as the Palestinian Authority.
And let’s be real honest, it was Mahmoud Abbas, aka Abu Mazen, who threatened violence if the United States made a sovereign decision to move its embassy. So, it now appears, in a very Pavlovian manner, that the United States has blinked at the threats of a non-state entity. If anything, we should have told the PLO to shut down its diplomatic mission here in the United States, which Barack Obama gave permission to be opened.
We should have conveyed our indignation that anyone would make open threats against the United States, such as was done by Abbas. We certainly never should have allowed his recognition with a White House visit. And ask yourselves, how is it that these Arabs can lay claim to that which has been the seat of the Jewish people, their capital, for nearly three millennia dating back to its title as “The City of David?” I mean really, a “Palestinian” capital? In what history book, or in whose mind?
And again, don’t forget the reason the word “Palestine” exists in that region is because of a decree from Roman Emperor Hadrian. Hadrian ordered the region to be renamed from Judea to Palaestinia, after defeating the Simon Bar Kokhba insurrection. Hadrian believed it was Judaism inspiring the revolt and therefore sought to eradicate Judaism completely. Hadrian’s actions began what is known as the “diaspora” because he was severely persecuting the Jews and therefore they dispersed elsewhere, including all over the Middle East.
The root word of Palaestinia is Philistia, and those who know ancient history are aware that the Philistines were descendants of the Greeks, not Arabs. Palestine is a region, not a people, so let’s stop this insidious charade. And just think, do the Italians make any claim on Jerusalem? After all, the Romans renamed it to Aelia Capitolina, so perhaps the Italian Prime Minister should travel down and officially annex it under that name.
I know, y’all hate it when I use logic and history — you know, facts to make a case, rather than emotion. And the reason why we keep kowtowing to these folks is that they exude the most debased expression of emotion: violence. And…….
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