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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At Last……Sensibility

Today the 28th December 2017 I have had great pleasure in listening to a YouTube video from a USA Professor.

American University professor, Peter Kuznick, destroys the WWII myths that have underscored US foreign policy since 1945. Peter co-authored The Untold History of the United States with Oliver Stone.

This man gives a very serious detail of misplaced US foreign policy going back to 1945 in layman’s terms that logistically reasons the events that have put us in an horrendous situation today…..

This is probably going to be our epitaph of stupidity if we are not smart enough to see where we have gone wrong, and do something about it.

Absolutely brilliant

We have so little time to change……………………………………………

 

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.

Game set and Match

So today the Russians have put a new missile system on the border of North Korea and according to the Snowflake Daily Mail…………………………………….

Russia has reacted to North Korea’s increased nuclear and ballistic missile testing and has moved to the border”. Here

But the real story is this small issue of whether NK can keep their nuclear power has been settled.

It would seem to me that the Russians have made their point clear…. go to war with NK and you go to war with us.

Whether your term is Game Set and Match or just check mate…….. this issue has now been addressed, battle lines drawn…… and to all intended purposes been resolved!

Atomic Testing

This is a very interesting video of all tests of atomic power……kinda makes me ask why we need to keep testing something that we should never have built in the first place…..

(turn the sound up)

 

How Powerful Are Today’s Nuclear Weapons and, If Used, How Would They Affect the World?

Ask a Scientist – April 2010

K. Carlson from Fort Collins, CO, asks “How much more powerful are today’s nuclear weapons than the ones dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and if one was actually used, what would the impact be to people and the planet?” and is answered by Senior Scientist & Co-Director of the UCS Global Security Program Lisbeth Gronlund, Ph.D.

The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were comparable to explosions of about 15 to 20 kilotons of TNT. It is estimated that these two bombs killed roughly 200,000 people in the near term, with more dying in the following years from cancer. In comparison, today’s thermonuclear weapons are much more powerful. An average U.S. weapon would explode with a yield of 300 kilotons of TNT.

The impact of a powerful weapon like this is a little hard to fathom. But here’s what would happen if one of these thermonuclear weapons were actually detonated. First, there would be a large initial blast, creating a destructive shock wave that would collapse most buildings out to three miles, killing most of the people in the area. The blast would be followed by a tremendous amount of heat, which could cause as much, if not more, devastation than the initial blast. In most cities, a big concern would be fires caused by the heat spontaneously igniting fabric and other items within four to five miles of the blast. These fires could coalesce into a firestorm fed by intense winds.

And then there’s the radioactive fallout—large amounts of highly radioactive dust and debris, which could be carried long distances by the wind and could eventually contaminate many thousands of square miles. This fallout would kill thousands of people, cause acute radiation sickness in thousands more, and increase cancer rates for decades across the contaminated area.

There’s also the sheer number of weapons currently in the world today. I remember about 20 years ago, when I was at Cornell, I was looking at the size of the world’s nuclear arsenal and I started looking up U.S. cities by population. Syracuse was about 100 on the list—with the tens of thousands of nuclear bombs that were out there, even a smaller city like Syracuse would easily be a target.

Today there are some 11,000 operational nuclear weapons worldwide. If even a small fraction of these were detonated, there could be global effects. One big concern is the amount of soot and smoke that would be produced from the kind of fires a nuclear bomb can create. A recent study that used climate models to study the effects of a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan involving 100 weapons found that there would be enough smoke and soot to reduce sunlight and precipitation across the world. There would be shorter growing seasons, which would have an enormous effect on agriculture worldwide. A lot of people would starve. Although these models are difficult to verify, it’s clear that the detonation of just a small fraction of the weapons worldwide would have global effects that last for many decades. Everyone would be affected.

With nuclear weapons, it’s not rational to speak of numbers in terms of how many we purportedly “need” for deterrence; we need to look at arsenal levels based on the reality of the destruction they create. It should be illegal for nations to possess the means of wiping entire countries off the face of the earth in a span of 30 minutes. The limits have to be meaningful, not just political. With the amount of damage these kinds of weapons can cause, the United States has to renew efforts to reduce their numbers and ultimately work with all nations to rid them from the planet. If they continue to exist, it is hard to imagine that they won’t eventually be used—with devastating consequences. And that is unacceptable.

Dr. Gronlund’s research has focused on technical issues related to nuclear terrorism and fissile material controls, U.S. nuclear weapons policy and new nuclear weapons, space weapons, and ballistic missile defenses. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society.