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 years has seen some very bad mistakes…… and worse still is where those mistakes will lead and the inevitability of it all.
May 9th 2018
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 with 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.
Iran incidentally is the only country that has the legal right to be in Syria because they were invited by the legal government.. more
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.
It’s now illegal to criticize Israel or Jews in Florida…even when it’s the truth! more
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.
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
Today we criticize so many countries that have kept agreements with the West…. but in truth it is us that cannot be trusted in agreements.