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.

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…….

 

Persuasion

Trey Gowdy has become an icon to me. I love the subtle way he puts his point across. Possibly one of the most inspirational speeches he has ever made is below!

On January 13, 1982

News media outlets followed the story with diligence. Notably, The Washington Post published a story about the then-unidentified survivor of the crash, Arland D. Williams Jr., who had handed the lifeline to others and drowned before he could be rescued:

He was about 50 years old, one of half a dozen survivors clinging to twisted wreckage bobbing in the icy Potomac when the first helicopter arrived. To the copter’s two-man Park Police crew he seemed the most alert. Life vests were dropped, then a flotation ball. The man passed them to the others. On two occasions, the crew recalled last night, he handed away a lifeline from the hovering machine that could have dragged him to safety. The helicopter crew who rescued five people, the only persons who survived from the jetliner, lifted a woman to the riverbank, then dragged three more persons across the ice to safety. Then the lifeline saved a woman who was trying to swim away from the sinking wreckage and the helicopter pilot, Donald W. Usher, returned to the scene but the man was gone.[14]

The Traitors Within

Seeing it will take all the house, where of course the republicans hold the majority of senate seats and that of President, to sit and decide who will be house speaker, Paul Ryan speaks of getting behind the new President Elect and supporting him as we go forward.

He says ““We need to seize this moment, and come together like never before,” the Wisconsin Republican wrote in a letter to the House GOP. “We cannot be timid about this: the country has voted for change, and we must deliver.” (here)

Its interesting to note that Ryan like all the Liberals, the democrats, the gay rights, the Black Lives Matter, Lesbians, Commentators, The President, the Pollsters and just about everyone in CNN did not see that the country wanted change….. but TRUMP did!

Its also interesting to note that while all, including the whole of the party Trump was representing, blatantly refused to support him in his efforts.

From Congressmen, to leading party officials he was dismissed as a flash in the pan that could not possibly gain enough votes to succeed to the presidency.

Now, as Trump honors those that did risk all of their careers to support him, the likes of Ryan thinks he is going to be able to persuade the party he is the right man for the job of speaker for a second year.

He thinks that appealing to the rank and file is going to somehow propel him to the status he believes he deserves, yet, what Ryan simply does not understand is that it will not be possible for any to go against Trump, should he decide to change for a man with more backbone.

If Trump can change the minds of so many voters, who have given up on the status quo politicians, turning all peoples into a formidable force to counter those that were backstabbing, when they should have been supportive, it will be a mere walk in the park to send Ryan to oblivion.

Trumps Picks

The work has just started for Trump. The man has shown an insatiable stamina when campaigning with up to SIX stops in a single day to talk to people. Its gonna be four years of the same starting with his team.

All looks good to me as he has respected those that took a great risk to their careers by giving him support. Loyalty should be repaid!

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shuffled his transition team and released a list of the members of his transition team’s executive committee. On that list: his three adult children and son-in-law, five Republican members of Congress and three top fundraisers for his campaign. Here’s what we know about the players:

Rep. Lou Barletta
Mr. Barletta is a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who, as mayor of Hazleton, Pa., in 2006, enacted one of the nation’s first laws restricting where illegal immigrants could live and work. The law later overturned by a federal judge.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Ms. Blackburn of Tennessee has defended Mr. Trump’s more controversial comments, including his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and has said she supports Mr. Trump’s call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Ms. Bondi came under scrutiny during the campaign over a 2013 contribution from Mr. Trump while she was reviewing a fraud case against Trump University.

Rep. Chris Collins
Mr. Collins of New York was one of a handful of lawmakers to endorse Mr. Trump during the Republican primary before he had officially clinched his party’s nomination. A two-term congressman, Mr. Collins has seen his national profile raised by his support of Mr. Trump. He is a millionaire executive from upstate New York.

Jared Kushner
Mr. Kushner, who is married to Mr. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is the scion of a wealthy New Jersey real-estate family and is publisher of the New York Observer. He was one of Mr. Trump’s senior campaign advisers and wielded influence over Mr. Trump’s selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He also helped oust former campaign chairman Paul Manafort over the summer, and initially proposed the idea of Mr. Trump traveling to Mexico earlier this year to meet with the country’s president.

Rep. Tom Marino
Mr. Marino of Pennsylvania was also one of Mr. Trump’s earliest congressional supporters and has routinely defended Mr. Trump’s proposals on immigration. He is an ex-factory worker who entered community college at age 30 and became a prosecutor.

Rebekah Mercer
Ms. Mercer, the daughter of hedge-fund executive Robert Mercer, has seen her influence in Mr. Trump’s orbit grow steadily in recent months. In August, she and her father recommended Mr. Trump elevate Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen Bannon and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway to the top positions in his campaign—advice he swiftly followed. Ms. Mercer subsequently began running a super PAC backing Mr. Trump, which was funded by $2 million from her father.

Steven Mnuchin
Mr. Mnuchin served as Mr. Trump’s national finance chairman, overseeing the campaign’s fundraising efforts together with the Republican National Committee. Mr. Mnuchin, the chief executive of the Dune Capital Management fund, is a longtime banker and former Goldman Sachs executive who has since helped arrange billions in financing for studios in Hollywood. Mr. Mnuchin was an unorthodox choice to spearhead Mr. Trump’s fundraising, given his lack of experience in fundraising and his history of donating more to Democrats than Republicans. But he helped Mr. Trump achieve record donations among small donors and assemble a fairly successful fundraising operation with the RNC, though the efforts lagged far behind those of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Devin Nunes
Mr. Nunes of California is a senior Republican on the Ways and Means Committee and has called for lowering the tax rate on business income to 25% from the current 35% corporate tax rate or the 39.6% top rate on business income reported on individual tax returns. Mr. Nunes’s plan, essentially a tax on business cash flow, would also lighten the tax burden on U.S. companies’ foreign income.

Anthony Scaramucci
Mr. Scaramucci is the founder of a hedge fund called SkyBridge Capital and was among the first Republican donors to rally behind Mr. Trump after he clinched the GOP nomination. He started off the cycle backing Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and later supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, before joining Mr. Trump’s team. A onetime supporter of President Barack Obama, he shifted his support to GOP nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.

Peter Thiel
Mr. Thiel is a Silicon Valley billionaire and co-founder of PayPal. In July, he became the first person ever at a GOP convention to declare form the stage that he is gay. He was a fairly early supporter of Mr. Trump, becoming one of the only people in Silicon Valley to back him publicly. He caused a stir in Silicon Valley earlier this year when reports disclosed that he had spent $10 million secretly funding a legal campaign against Gawker Media because he believed the outlet violated the privacy of people who couldn’t easily fight back.

Donald Trump Jr.
The son of Mr. Trump, Donald Jr. was an active surrogate on the campaign trail for his father and spoke at the Republican convention. He has said in the past that he would “love to” run for mayor of New York City, sparking speculation about a potential bid against Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is seeking re-election next year.

Eric Trump
Another son of Mr. Trump, Eric runs a foundation and was also a top surrogate for his father on the campaign trail. Like Donald Jr., he spoke at the Republican convention.

Ivanka Trump
Ms. Trump, Mr. Trump’s daughter, has proven to be one of her father’s most successful surrogates, making an explicit appeal to women by touting her father’s policies on paid family leave and equal pay for women—proposals that her father rarely touted on the campaign trail. Ms. Trump is a senior executive in the Trump real-estate empire and founder of her own fashion line.

Reince Priebus
Mr. Priebus, as the chairman of the Republican National Committee, was one of the first members of the Republican establishment to rally behind Mr. Trump. The ground-game and fundraising operation built by the RNC under his supervision is widely credited with helping Mr. Trump clinch a victory on Tuesday.

Trump Campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon
Mr. Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News and a former Goldman Sachs banker. His appointment as Mr. Trump’s campaign CEO stirred controversy given Breitbart’s popularity with the white nationalist alt-right movement, with headlines such as “Political Correctness Protects Muslim Rape Culture” and “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew,” in reference to the conservative commentator. Mr. Bannon himself has referred to the site as a “platform of the alt-right.” He took a leave of absence from the website while working for the campaign.