Since day one…….. (and I mean before being elected as the Republican candidate)……… I was sure Trump would be the next president. I even bet $1000 dollars at seven to one in the UK as I was so sure (my daughter loved her new furniture from that one).
I am very much a pro kinda Trump person……. but this last couple of weeks has seen some very bad mistakes…… and worse still is where those mistakes will lead and the inevitability of it all.
Trump announces withdrawal from agreement with Iran Here
The first thing that has to occur to any reasonable individual is that this particular agreement took a very long time to negotiate……. in addition the countries that surround the middle East were happy because at last there was something positive coming out of a very difficult region.
Another point is that the Atomic UN watchdog deputy Tero Varjoranta resigns immediately Here and, as it was right after the Trump announcement, it can be logically inferred that he was not happy about the US decision.
Particularly as Iran was complying with all aspects of the agreement.
The top general in the U.S. military (Gen. Joseph Dunford) said Tuesday that Iran is complying with a landmark nuclear deal and that the agreement has achieved its intended result of curbing Iran’s nuclear program. Here
So what is left? Well every other country in the world is going to say an agreement by the US is not worth the paper it is written on no matter who signs it!
If you have compliance by all parties and one party decides he is getting a lousy deal, it is neither morally sound or legally legitimate to cancel or renege on the agreement.
It is actually a breach of contract and a very poor judgement when you would wish others to take you at your word.
May 14th 2018
Trump moves the embassy to Jerusalem. Here
This has to be the mother of all errors. Currently Israel has an agreement of sorts thrashed out by the European courts.
The international community considers the establishment of Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories illegal under international law, because the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 prohibits countries from moving population into territories occupied in a war. Israel maintains that they are consistent with international law because it does not agree that the Fourth Geneva Convention applies to the territories occupied in the 1967 Six-Day War. The United Nations Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Court of Justice and the High Contracting Parties to the Convention have all affirmed that the Fourth Geneva Convention does apply.
Numerous UN resolutions have stated that the building and existence of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights are a violation of international law, including UN Security Council resolutions in 1979, 1980, and 2016. UN Security Council Resolution 446 refers to the Fourth Geneva Convention as the applicable international legal instrument, and calls upon Israel to desist from transferring its own population into the territories or changing their demographic makeup. The reconvened Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions has declared the settlements illegal as has the primary judicial organ of the UN, the International Court of Justice and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The position of successive Israeli governments is that all authorized settlements are entirely legal and consistent with international law, despite Israel’s armistice agreements all being with High Contracting Parties. In practice, Israel does not accept that the Fourth Geneva Convention applies de jure, but has stated that on humanitarian issues it will govern itself de facto by its provisions, without specifying which these are. The majority of legal scholars hold the settlements to violate international law, while others have offered dissenting views supporting the Israeli position. Here
In addition Luis Moreno Ocampo who was the international prosecutor for the ICC says Israel are guilty of war crimes…… Here
These two together are damning indictments of the way Israelis treat their Palestinian neighbors….. but there is much, so much more they are doing.
So to move the US embassy to Jerusalem by implication gives a positive lift to Israelis unfairly and unreasonably by President Trump!
May 21st 2018
Trump introduces conditions for a new agreement with Iran to avoid sanctions. Here
So what we see is that not only are the USA defaulting on their agreement they want to introduce further agreements that for Iran take away the only source of defense they actually have.
The Iranians have already replied to the USA on what their stance is…….. Here
‘Who are you?’ Iran hits back at US demands
President Rouhani rejects US demands while Iran’s foreign minister dismisses Pompeo’s conditions as ‘sham’ diplomacy.
The fact is that 12 new conditions have been required from the US with a couple of notables…….
The tough conditions in the US administration’s so-called Plan B on Iran included Tehran withdrawing all its forces from Syria, halting uranium enrichment and nuclear-capable missiles, as well as ending support for a range of groups in the Middle East, such as Hezbollah and Hamas.
Which seems to have all the hallmarks of not wanting an agreement but regime change through collapse of their society or war……….
More sanctions will simply make Iranians closer to China and Russia and drive up the price of oil in the West.
But just where is it all going?
My own view is very dismal I am afraid. I believe that Trump is doing the will of the Jews in general……. not just those in Israel, but, more importantly the banks, big businesses,the media and all media houses.
In doing so there are several fronts I see as being fought on behalf of Israel……
1st …………General public dissent of anyone who says ANYTHING against Israel…. and them then being labelled and bullied until they give in. The current issue of the British Labour Party who are being accused of anti-antisemitism because some of their members disagree with the Jews for many reasons.
2nd……….. The silence of the world while Israel commits genocide against Palestinians. The way that Israel has now surrounded the whole of the inhabitants of Palestine, depriving them of basic necessities, and inhumane treatment when crossing borders that they have no choice to use.
I personally find it disgusting that they are just the same as SS guards…. they just have different uniforms on…otherwise so little separates them.
3rd The breach of agreement with the Iranians I believe to be abysmal.The US actually breached other agreements, one being a 1972 agreement to end the cold war…… See
EXCLUSIVE FULL UNEDITED Interview of Putin with NBC’s Megan Kelly
with the Russian Premier speaks volumes. The Russians have been shafted by the dishonorable USA. Here
How can ANY country accept the US version of anything after all Saddam, and Qaddafi did and they are both pushing up roses.
But in each case the bottom line is an advantage of Israel over its adversaries and leaves nothing in their way and the genocide escalates as shown a week ago when 52 demonstrators murdered and a massive 2500 wounded…all to lower limbs……..
What I fear most as a non believer who is made painfully obvious on a regular basis is that we are growing very close to MAKING prophesy come true.
I do not believe in God….. but I do read about many religions and this particular event comes awfully close to what has been written.
I am not gonna start quoting scriptures…… Easy to look up…… but an important point is that the battle sides are being drawn just as the way it has been said.
Currently you have the EU condemning the treatment of Iran and the Palestinians….. with the EU finding ways to assist Iran so it stays in the nuclear agreement and condemning the Israelis slaughter of innocents. This is a huge point if you should want support.
It means that the iron grip is slowly being prized apart and very soon into the future the US will tumble, starting with its finances.
As of today there is very limited support from any European country toward the US. As I see it they stand alone with Israel. Turkey is drumming up support from all Arab countries….. and that would not be good for Israel as they are surrounded by them.
Sadly I have to conclude that all we are seeing is the troops going to the battle field for the Final battle….. Not what I want to admit…… but its FACT!
Today the Iranians stepped up their game as if there was no problem. They are playing the only card they have like its an alternative.
Supreme leader: Europe must follow demands or deal’s off
The European countries cannot move forward if there is the threat of a nuclear Iran (so they think)…..
Iran knows that these latest sanctions are going to bite deep (just when they were getting stabilized!)
So rather than take off the pressure they INCREASE it……. and if a game of chess would likely be the move to win or lose!
“Europe should fully guarantee Iran’s oil sales. In case Americans can damage our oil sales … Europeans should make up for that and buy Iranian oil.”
Now should the EU go for this one it is perfect for Iran….and thats their game….. selling the oil will not be a problem…… but to undermine the US…. THAT is the target. Here
“European banks should safeguard trade with the Islamic Republic. We do not want to start a fight with these three countries [France, Germany and Britain], but we don’t trust them either,” Khamenei said.
Personally this is a real tough one to pull off, but if they succeed they drive a huge wedge between the rest of the world and the US…. absolutely perfect for all involved!
28 UN General Assembly condemns only Israel on Gaza, cancle American amendment to condemn Hamas as well
The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Israel for using excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force during the recent clashes at the Gaza border and calling for an international protection mechanism for the Palestinians.
The resolution, proposed by Algeria and Turkey, passed with 120 “yes” votes, 8 “no” votes and 45 abstentions. The countries that voted against the resolution were the US, Israel, Australia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Togo and the Solomon Islands.
The dramatic session saw the United States attempt to add a paragraph condemning Hamas as well, which was ultimately rejected on procedural grounds though it had a majority of votes.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, arguing that the draft was biased against Israel, proposed an amendment that would have added an explicit condemnation of the Hamas Islamic organization and its firing of rockets, promotion of violence at the Gaza border, and digging of tunnels to infiltrate into Israel.
But Algeria called for a “no-action motion,” which would have prevented a vote on the amendment. According to General Assembly rules, the motion was put to a vote of all member states. Surprisingly, 78 countries opposed Algeria’s move while only 59 supported it.
Haley’s amendment cleared with a small majority, 62 to 58, with 42 abstentions.
However, General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák, of Slovakia, ruled that a 2/3 majority was needed for an amendment to be added to a draft resolution.
Haley appealed his decision, which led the session to be adjourned for several minutes.
When the session reconvened, Lajčák put Haley’s appeal to a vote. 66 countries voted in favor, 72 opposed and 26 countries abstained, which meant that the original draft was put to a vote without the US amendment.
Haley condemned the final vote as a morally bankrupt judgement, but she also argued that the common practice of turning a blind eye to the UN’s anti-Israel bias is changing.
I am not sure you can get worse than this