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!

Fact or Fiction NK

This last couple of months has started the whole of the internet buzzing as to how do we handle North Korea…. My Answer?…. Its too late!

NK is the product of our foolishness, our desire for power and dominance in every sphere. This of course makes all around us either in awe or afraid of the powerful war machine, or makes us resentful and forced to be humbled.

Looking at this map of nuclear tests has to scare just about anyone that wants to live.

When your labelled as a little crazy fat man by a sitting US President in a country where you are revered to like a god……Its kind of personally insulting to say the least.

So the war machine goes on, and our window of opportunity is now nil, well unless the US wishes to end the lives of at least a million, and perhaps tens of millions.

The US has around 40 thousand troops nearby apart from civilians of SK, Japan,etc that make obvious first strike targets..

NK

The whole of this week has been surrounded by the latest test of NK missile test that confirms it has the ability to hit the USA with something.

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Why has the North Korean regime pursued a nuclear programme?

Much of the regime’s domestic legitimacy rests on portraying the country as under constant threat from the US and its regional allies, South Korea and Japan.

To support the claim that it is in Washington’s crosshairs, North Korea cites the tens of thousands of US troops lined up along the southern side of the demilitarised zone – the heavily fortified border dividing the Korean peninsula. Tensions rise every spring at the start of joint military drills involving US and South Korean forces. North Korea insists the drills are a rehearsal for an invasion.

Faced with what it says are US provocations, North Korea says it has as much right as any other state to develop a nuclear deterrent.

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is also aware of the fate of other dictators who lacked nuclear weapons or were forced to give them up.

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While no doubt the USA is calculating how it can inflict the maximum pain on this upstart (who since 2006 has been in possession of nuclear weapons) every option is on the table to bring him to heel.

The US arsenal is huge, so he must lose, which is why he would fire off every single weapon he has if he believes he is under attack.

B52’s in their droves would descend, but would be much too late for the 40K plus troops of the USA, their frigates destroyers and aircraft carriers within 600 miles or so and all the people of SK and japan are duly concerned.

The most formidable drone ever is the Reaper. A autonomous search and destroy killing machine that is formidable to say the least.

The fact that this week Kim has confirmed he can reach around two thirds of the USA adds another ingredient to the flavor, particularly if he lets off all missiles because of a supposed attack.

AEGIS is lacking in so many ways and failures he is sure to hit some targets on USA soil, so bursting the USA dominance bubble.

So its decided he will lose and a mass annihilation is inevitable….. or is it?

On the 4th July NK launch it first intercontinental ballistic missile

Analysis by Japan and South Korea has supported the account given by North Korea’s Academy of Defence Science, which said the missile reached an altitude of 1,741 miles (2,802km) and flew 580 miles.

And although the public and foolish reporters may not have noticed there is something that perhaps North Korea was trying to put across to avoid any immediate action.

The space station is at an orbit of about 250 miles…. in relatively low orbit….. and the 4th july missile went seven times the height.

The GPS satellites are at a height of 12000 miles though, and with a slightly different missile NK’s rockets could be adapted and with just a little more advancement in technology.

That is the direction I believe NK will go to be assured of a no strike on it by any of the players in this scenario.

To lose the satellites means losing the Reaper, B52’s, every aircraft carrier and warship. No missile could be launched, and most ground based systems of infantry will have absolutely no idea where they are.

Many vehicles just would not go because of the reliance on GPS, in particular public transport, perhaps even your car, and you wont be hoping on any civilian plane.

And all without a single life being lost!

If he can do it….he will do it that is for sure, and we have not even considered the other players in this foolish game that governments play!

As I am not a tactical expert and think of this….. you can believe that Russia, and China thought of this many years ago, and giving that final technology to NK would enhance their pawns in the game.

Even without it…. a nuclear strike on NK spells disaster for all involved.

AS in the film ‘Wargames’……. “The only solution Dr Falken…….

 

Muslim or Not?

The current wave of atrocities done in the name of the Muslim faith are spanning the whole globe.

From London to Russia, the USA to the Philippines. It seems that the Muslim faith drags in many believers and a certain element of extreme people, that believe in taking their writings to the extreme.

The left wing, bless em! in their very brave attempt to De-stigmatize and make all peoples neutral with equal say and balance for all, is demonstrated in so many circles and on so many levels its hard to shrug this off as a fad.

The extreme leftists like Corbyn and the ‘New Labour Party’ with snowflake liberals that continually fight all aspects of the system to enhance a populist belief in full integration.

US universities attempt to alleviate any concerns by pushing their system farther to left and consequentially more extreme.

One School took it upon themselves to give Christian children lessons in Islam taken to the extreme of actually praying.

As you notice in the film, many parents are upset and yet the board are eager to cut all people off after just being allowed two minutes to state their case, seemingly oblivious to these concerns of parents.

I am not anti Islam, or anti any religion, but if any religion preaches the opposite of what they are being allowed when welcomed to other countries then assimilation will be impossible for future generations.

Anjem Choudary makes absolutely no secret of his aspirations for the future, and is never apologetic for the violence, using tactics of aversion, or denial to put his message across.

Even to the extent of claiming Sharia Law will be the law of the UK one day, yet still left-wing politicians do nothing at all to attempt to stop this hatred at its core level being propagated.

True Choudary was jailed, but for the wrong reasons and it does little to stem the flow of laws that are incompatible with most western societies.

Perhaps that flow can never be stopped if our leaders have a fundamentally different agenda to the people that elect them. A fairly good analogy could be demonstrated in this video…..

It seems that there is actually no problem with radical Muslims at all. They are not actually part of the faith and instead are a separate series of individuals acting on their own independently their holy leaders like Choudary.

As such, according to politicians, you cannot tar a whole faith with the same brush!

Beheaded

This man is not a Muslim Terrorist it would seem. His belief however is that any infidel deserves this treatment and is one of seven billion that are happy to hand out the same punishment to all, from Coptic Christians to British troops on our streets.

It would seem that peoples that have escaped countries that practice Sharia Law are intent on bringing it back for themselves in future generations in their new found homelands.

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Even when they still suffer the same extreme penalties of an antiquated religion.

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This falls nothing short of an erosion of the western society with an active target of spreading their faith with total eradication of any that specifically do not subscribe to their faith.

For instance if I deny Allah and take a stance of say…. an atheist……. this religion believes that anyone that kills me is not guilty of any offense!

That cannot be compatible with any western sort of thinking!

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!

Perspectives: Israel… Iran……The Great Satans

I once thought the best alternative for humanity was equality. What I know is that people and even nations are not equal. There are those with power and those without. If we examine the facts though, what do we get?

Israel wants Iran never to have nuclear weapons, and indeed Iran accepts this as part of the agreement when they joined the Non Proliferation Treaty.

The NPT is often seen to be based on a central bargain: “the NPT non-nuclear-weapon states agree never to acquire nuclear weapons and the NPT nuclear-weapon states in exchange agree to share the benefits of peaceful nuclear technology and to pursue nuclear disarmament aimed at the ultimate elimination of their nuclear arsenals”

Israel does not have to worry about this as Israel does not belong to the treaty (signing not ratified).

Israel, once again is sabre rattling the war drums with Iran, and it seems that every time we hear from them they want war.

Seeking to discourage a rapprochement between Washington and Tehran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel threatened military action against Iran and dared others to do the same.

“Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly. “If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone. Yet in standing alone, Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others.”

Gone were the Israeli leader’s usual witty comments – although he is always an interesting orator. And gone was any new commitment or analysis of peace with the Palestinians.

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He goes on to say:

“The only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf’s clothing. Rouhani is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.”

In fact there are other notable issues that the rest of the world adheres to, but Israel does not. For instance the countries that actually that admit to having nuclear weapons.

The five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT

United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China

Non-NPT nuclear powers

Pakistan, India, North Korea

And the remainder:

Undeclared nuclear powers

Israel

A policy of deliberate ambiguity (also known as a policy of strategic ambiguity) is the practice by a country of being intentionally ambiguous on certain aspects of its foreign policy or whether it possesses certain weapons of mass destruction. It may be useful if the country has contrary foreign and domestic policy goals or if it wants to take advantage of risk aversion to abet a deterrence strategy. Such a policy can be very risky as it may cause misinterpretation of a nation’s intentions, leading to actions that contradict that nation’s wishes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policy_of_deliberate_ambiguity

In this video of nuclear testing, it does not show testing for Israel, so either they have not tested, or another country has tested for them.

Nuclear testing: All countries

This is the position that Israel adopts, and one that must be considered detrimental to the group as a whole, but is accepted, not by nations as a whole but by the US, and forced on other nations as acceptable. The general acceptance appears to be at least in one respect, because the US refuses to ratify the agreement (and is the only main player not to do so).

Israel for their part use this as a basis as to why they need not even acknowledge actually having a weapon at all even though they have approximately 100-200 weapons.

Iran for their part is a full party to the NPT, and claims that the moving of goal posts by inspectors inspired by the US, is unethical, and for the most part have stayed within the confines of legislation, and do not have nuclear weapons. Israel do not, and will not let arms inspectors into the country.

The obvious problem here is that a member of the NPT is not only being penalized for being a member, it is also being threatened by countries in and outside the NPT, which cannot instill confidence in the system.

If there is one thing that would motivate Iran to actually go to the step of making an atomic bomb, and have full capability of delivery, may be the constant threats of attack by other nations. or even an attack itself.

2,700-year-old Persian artifact a gift of U.S. diplomacy to Iran?

Very interesting developments are occurring between the US and Iran. The old hard line from both sides appears to be giving way to a thawing that has all the hall marks of something good.

Washington (CNN) — A 2,700 year-old silver chalice may be a new token of friendship between the United States and Iran, at least that’s the way Iran’s cultural heritage chief sees it.

Whatever the case, Mohammad-Ali Najafi was palpably delighted Friday to see the ancient Persian artifact return to its homeland. The ceremonial drinking vessel — or rhyton — had gotten snagged in a U.S. customs warehouse for years, held up by bad diplomatic relations.

It had been in New York since 2003, when an art dealer smuggled it into the country from Iran.

Customs officials have long wanted to return the rhyton to Iran, according to a New York Post report. But decades of frigid relations between Washington and Tehran kept it frozen in bureaucratic limbo.

The issues between countries will never be solved by head to head rhetoric, and perhaps Obama’s recent success with Syria, even taking into account a lot of back peddling was involved, may have motivated more possibilities……

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Comparisons are being made of the latest round of mutual international diplomacy as being a ruse by Iran to ward off the now famous threat by Israel of what stage they will be forced to act .

In September of 2012, Benjamin Netanyahu famously gave his U.N. “red line” speech outlining the three stages of nuclear weapons development, and the point at which Israel would have no other course but to attack Iran.   Experts put that at the point that Iran has amassed enough uranium, purified to a level of 20 percent, that could quickly be enriched further and be used to produce an atomic bomb.

“At this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs. That’s by placing a clear red line on Iran’s nuclear program,” Netanyahu said.

Others like myself do not believe this to be the case, as the Iranians may have enough fusion material for perhaps two or even three nuclear weapons. The relevance of this is that they are still outmatched in conventional weapons, by the US. In addition the Israeli’s have a reported 80 nuclear weapons, and the US has enough to end the planet.

Assuming you have three or even 30, heck go for gold and assume its 300 nuclear weapons, they are still tactically outmatched for sheer power, and the means to deliver, from all directions 24hrs a day.

Survival is to any country, regardless of its affiliations is of prime importance, and and action that results in the destruction of everything that would require decades to recover from cannot be an option.

Regardless of how we are brainwashed into thinking that we are mixing with third world despots, we are looking at the oldest modern civilization on earth, who has been through many crisis in their 7/8000yr history. None of which was to push to self annihilation.

Even when Sarin was killing a million of their own people when fighting a Iraq war led by Saddam Hussein, and backed by the US, they did not respond in kind, when, they could have.

Indeed it has been more than 600 yrs since Iran declared war on anyone, so why would we believe that they have changed today. If the comparison is made to the US who has dropped two nuclear bombs and been in continuous war for some 70 years, why would we believe that there has been a shift in the view that the Iranians have on war?

The problem of course is that threatening the Iranians continually, and allowing these threats to be made openly on US soil will force the prophecy to be self fulfilling on the basis that self preservation sometimes dictates that nuclear weapons are bad, but prudence forces the obvious solutions to external threats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17261265

Kenyan shopping mall

Has British ‘White Widow’ been killed?

A dead white woman has been found among Islamic terrorists killed by soldiers as they stormed the mall where 62 shoppers were slaughtered this weekend, Kenyan officials said. It is thought to be Samantha Lewthwaite, widow of 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay, wanted by Kenyan police on a string of terror charges.

Germaine Maurice Lindsay (23 September 1985 – 7 July 2005), also known as Abdullah Shaheed Jamal, was one of the four homegrown Islamist terrorists who detonated bombs on three trains on the London Underground and one bus in central London during the 7 July 2005 London bombings, killing 56 people (including themselves), and injuring more than 700. Lindsay detonated the bomb that killed 26 other people on a train travelling on the Piccadilly line between the King’s Cross St. Pancras and Russell Square tube stations.

Jamal's wife Samantha Lewthwaite
Moments after the news broke, Al Shabaab, the Al Qaeda affiliated terror group behind the massacre at Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Centre, used their Twitter feed to claim that Lewthwaite was safe.

It actually brings on the worst issue ever…. home grown terrorists……. I don’t think that is a good point considering keeping track of the obvious ones is time consuming enough.
Its is strange though, an average British girl joining a terrorist group, making it so much more difficult to comprehend…..
UPDATE:
So this woman is not dead and they have not found her, a cloak of secrecy hangs over her……

This week, Reuters reported that one intelligence officer and two soldiers had told them that one of the dead militants in the raid on the Westgate mall was a white woman. Kenyan police officers refused to confirm or deny those reports to the Daily Beast.

“She has become a mythical figure.”

But the British Foreign Office said that they were investigating claims of Lewthwaite’s involvement and Scotland Yard said they were continuing to offer assistance to the Kenyan police operation.

It seems she has slipped the net