Flabbergasted!!

 

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.

May 9th

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.[1][2][3][4][5] Israel maintains that they are consistent with international law[6] because it does not agree that the Fourth Geneva Convention applies to the territories occupied in the 1967 Six-Day War.[7] 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.[8][9]

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,[10][11][12] and 2016.[13][14] 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[15] as has the primary judicial organ of the UN, the International Court of Justice[16] 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,[17] despite Israel’s armistice agreements all being with High Contracting Parties.[18] 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.[19][20] 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 nad 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.

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!

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Update: 23/5/2018

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

Brilliant……

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!

The demands……………

“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!

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Threats and more Threats

UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital

After Donald Trump has decided to move the US embassy to Jerusalem in some sort of point of issue, the members of the UN decided to rebuke any possible support for this move.

So we live in a world where the UN is now being blackmailed by the US for support on an issue so many can see is a very bad decision.

The vote came after a redoubling of threats by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, who said that Washington would remember which countries “disrespected” America by voting against it.

This is actually the name of the game……. ‘Assist’ countries with finance to the point of dependence in order that they become so reliant they have no choice but to support your action…… even by threats.

Haley added: “If our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our investment in other ways … The United States will remember this day.”

Could it ever have been imagined a UN ambassador from the US would publicly threaten member states? In a poor effort to justify a outrageous move, the USA attempts to blackmail the whole of the UN.

There were countries that had to give under the pressure…. so small ineffectual or poor that they had no choice.

The other countries which supported Washington were Togo, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Guatemala and Honduras.

The reliance these countries have on the US made it inevitable what their vote would be. The remaining countries voted against with some 35 abstentions.

But the vote and indeed the US comments show exactly what the problems are for this world and why so many hate the US dominance.

Now several countries actually support the Palestinian stance actively going against the US stance.

The threatening tone continued with Haley making the US position absolute……

“I must also say today: when we make generous contributions to the UN, we also have expectation that we will be respected,” she said. “What’s more, we are being asked to pay for the dubious privileges of being disrespected.”

Its a sad day for peace…. democracy and fair play………. The US and Trump in particular are at this moment playing with fire.

Preparing for War!

There are two interconnected things that really bother me today.

The first is the misconception that Russia is preparing for war. Reports  this morning are that Russia is beefing up its missiles on its border :-

Russia has announced it will deploy its nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in retaliation for NATO’s military shield on Russia’s western borders. (here)

Russian President Vladimir Putin also said Russia had to react to what it perceived as being a threat from US-led forces in eastern Europe.

‘Why are we reacting to NATO expansion so emotionally? We are concerned by NATO’s decision making,’ RIA quoted him as saying.

He added: ‘What should we do? We have, therefore, to take countermeasures, which means to target with our missile systems the facilities, that, in our opinion, start posing a threat to us.’

NATO orders four additional battalions to Russian border

That was on June 14th 2016 (here) where under the guise of defending Europe against attacks from Iran (Go figure) they need to place hundreds of missiles along Russia’s border. They have been increasing ever since.

America Trashes NATO Founding Act; Rushes Weapons to Russia’s Borders

The NATO Founding Act was agreed to between the US and Russia in 1997 in order to provide to Russia’s leader Boris Yeltsin some modicum of assurance that America wouldn’t invade his country. (here)

The USA told a bare faced lie to the Russians and yet…we claim HIM to be the aggressor.
What NATO is doing is so very foolish and at the beck and call of Obama, is not a smart thing to do.
The first point is that appeasing Obama is all well and good, but in the event of war it will be Europe that suffers the most.
Additionally perhaps the US thinks its insulated, and that perhaps it would not feel any potential threats? But realistically the Russians have been building less tanks and more subs like all the main countries in the world, and, what is the betting there a couple sitting within striking distance of NY right NOW.
That is apart from EMP Electromagnetic Pulse that have now been effected by most governments that can render all electrical machines and communications useless… from a couple of hundred miles UP! (here) As hard as Europe gets it …. so would the USA!

The second is the very real threat to Donald Trump. Over the last few weeks you have had more and more threats to him as he progressed towards the Presidency.

This would be convenient to some and has been suggested by media sites like the Conservative Tree-house many times. Obama wants war, and to stop Trump! What a perfect scenario for that happening!

Positive Trump

11/16/16

Stock Market Hits 14 yr High

The dollar reached a 13-year high on Wednesday, the latest in a string of market records since President-elect Trump’s election victory.

It reached 100.57 before midday, the highest it has been since April 2003, and closed on 100.37, an increase of 0.23 percent since Tuesday.

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11/16/16

From Def-con 3 to Def-con 5

During the lead-up to the 2016 election, there was a growing and palpable tension on the international level as many pundits and experts presumed that the globe was on the verge of an apocalyptic international exchange of nuclear weapons, most likely started between the United States and Russia with other nuclear powers joining in before all would be said and done.

In fact, the tension became so thick that the Defcon (Defense Readiness Condition) warning system was raised to level 3, meaning U.S. aircraft, troops and equipment were ready to be mobilized in as little as 15 minutes.

But according to the U.K. Express, the privately operated Defcon Warning System was quietly reduced to level 5, the lowest level of readiness, almost immediately after President-elect Donald Trump achieved victory on Election Day. This is not the same as the Defcom levels that are secretly determined by the United States government and kept classified.

11/17/16

Trump bans his staff from profiting

Donald Trump‘s staff has announced a tough new anti-lobbying for all members of his transition team and all other officials who work for the President-elect.

People who work with Trump must sever all their ties to the lobbying industry, and they are not allowed to lobby on behalf of anyone for five years after they leave the Donald’s side.

11/17/16

Apple could make iPhones in US in future

TAIPEI — iPhones might one day soon carry “Made in America” labels.

Key Apple assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the U.S., sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.

11/17/16

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

President-elect Donald Trump has offered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn a job in his cabinet as national security adviser.

The announcement comes from a senior Trump official, who wouldn’t say whether Flynn has officially accepted the job.

11/18/16

Trump Says Ford Called to Say It’s Keeping SUV Plant in Kentucky

President-elect Donald Trump said Ford Motor Co. will be keeping a Lincoln plant in the U.S. instead of moving it to Mexico.

 11/18/16

 

Mike Pompeo to lead the CIA.

President-elect has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general and Kansas Rep.

 Mike Flynn would be Trump’s national security adviser.

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP’S CABINET PICKS

 White House chief of staff: Reince Priebus

Reince Priebus

Reince Priebus

The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Priebus earned Trump’s trust and confidence over the campaign. The 44-year-old Wisconsin political operative, who has spent his career as a Republican party official, is poised to be one of Trump’s most important gatekeepers, controlling access to the president and providing counsel.

Chief strategist and senior counselor to the president: Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon

One of Trump’s most controversial hires to date, Bannon joined Trump’s campaign as CEO in August after serving as the head of Breitbart News — a far-right outlet that is one of Trump’s biggest backers. Bannon, 62, worked for Goldman Sachs, then started his own media-focused boutique investment banking firm. After selling the business, he became a film producer, which introduced him to conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart and author Peter Schweizer. Jewish groups and a long list of Democratic leaders have denounced Bannon’s hiring and called on Trump to reconsider. 

Attorney general: Sen. Jeff Sessions

Sen. Jeff Sessions

Sen. Jeff Sessions

The first senator to endorse the president elect, Alabama’s Sessions is known for his tough stance on immigration enforcement policies.

Sessions, who served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and Alabama attorney general before his election to the U.S. Senate, is expected to push the Justice Department to the right.

Sessions, 69, could, however, face confirmation hiccups: His last confirmation hearing, in 1986 for a federal judgeship, was derailed over allegations that he’d made racially charged remarks while U.S. attorney in Alabama. 

Assistant to the president for national security: Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn

A retired Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn was another early Trump backer and served as the president-elect’s top military adviser during the campaign. After retiring in 2014, Flynn quickly turned on the Obama administration and accused it of being soft on terrorism. In recent public comments, Flynn has emphasized his view that Islamic State extremists pose an existential threat on a global scale and demanded a far more aggressive U.S. military campaign against the group. In August, he declared that Islam ‘is a political ideology’ and that it ‘definitely hides behind being a religion’.

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: Rep. Mike Pompeo

Rep. Mike Pompeo

Rep. Mike Pompeo

The Kansas congressman is a relatively new face in Trump’s circle. The hard-line Republican shares much of Trump’s worldview. He has heavily criticized the landmark Iran nuclear deal, blasted Hillary Clinton over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya and her use of a private email server, and believes Edward Snowden is a traitor who deserves a death sentence.

23rd November 2016

The Trump transition team has lost nearly half its staff and volunteers in a matter of days since instituting a ban on registered lobbyists at the end of last week, the Daily Mail has learned.

That cuts a huge amount of costs OUT….. gotta love the guy! (Here)
(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a cabinet-level position in the Trump-Pence Administration.
 
Governor Haley is one of the most universally respected governors in the country. After working at her family’s business, Governor Haley turned her focus to economic development and has traveled abroad to negotiate with international companies on behalf of South Carolina. As governor, she has led seven overseas trade missions and successfully attracted jobs and investment through negotiations with foreign companies.