Beijing and Moscow will ‘boycott’ the meeting being organized as part of backchannel Palestine-Israel peace plan. Chinese Ambassador to Palestine Guo Wei said his country, along with Russia, would not participate in a US-sponsored meeting in Manama slated for June 25 and 26, according to Palestine’s WAFA news agency. Wei reportedly made the remarks at a meeting in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah with Nabil Shaath, a top adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Wei was quoted as saying;
"Boycotting the Bahrain conference comes within the framework of a bilateral Russian-Chinese agreement not to participate in it"
"In support of the Palestinian cause and people, including their right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state of Palestine within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital".
Early last week, the US announced plans to hold a landmark conference in Manama, where Trump administration officials are expected to unveil economic aspects of the “Deal of the Century”, a US backchannel Palestine-Israel peace plan, the terms of which have yet to be made public. The Manama meeting will reportedly be chaired by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s Middle East envoy.
Along with host Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have both announced their intention to send representatives to the event. The meeting is expected to be attended by a host of finance officials and business leaders from several countries. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), for its part, says it was never consulted about the planned meeting and has stated its refusal to take part in the event.
Last week, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said the meeting would not address the core political issues of the conflict: final borders, the status of Jerusalem, or the fate of Palestinian refugees. He stated:
"Any solution to the conflict in Palestine must be political ... and based on ending the occupation,"
Ever since Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in late 2017, the Palestinian leadership has rejected all US peacemaking efforts. At the same time Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas commented Monday, lashing out specifically at the White House-backed Bahrain conference for the first time. Abbas said:
"Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ will go to hell, as will the economic workshop in Bahrain that the Americans intend to hold and present illusions".
And interestingly, it’s none other that President Trump’s own son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner who will chair the summit. Al Jazeera reports:
Early last week, the US announced plans to hold a landmark conference in Manama, where Trump administration officials are expected to unveil economic aspects of the “Deal of the Century”, a US backchannel Palestine-Israel peace plan, the terms of which have yet to be made public.
The Manama meeting will reportedly be chaired by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s Middle East envoy.
The Pentagon says “the leadership of Iran at the highest level” ordered a spate of disruptive attacks over the past two weeks including attacks on an Aramco Saudi oil pipeline and pumping facilities, the recent sabotage of four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, as well as a May 19 lone rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad’s protected Green Zone. 
The president himself seemed to all but admit this in passing remarks to reporters as he left the White House for a trip to Japan: “We want to have protection in the Middle East. We’re going to be sending a relatively small number of troops, mostly protective,” Trump said. “Some very talented people are going to the Middle East right now. And we’ll see what happens,” he added.
Peace in our Time?
Speaking at his address at the celebration of Israel’s 71st anniversary held at the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC Pompeo states ” Peace Plan to be Unveiled This Summer, “No Guarantee of Brighter Future for Palestinian”People” (LOL)
I encourage blog readers to read the article regarding “Five prophecies fulfilled in 2018” and “Five prophecies to be fulfilled in 2019”. Of particular interest is numbers (1) and (3) with expected fulfillment this year (1); Increased and Prophesied Torah Awakening Among Non-Jews (3); Focus on and Return to the Third Temple. Number 1 and 3 belong together – the Torah worshiping non-Jews are the Christian-Zionists. If the third temple ever gets built or sacrifice recommences expect Christian-Zionists to be the biggest supporters.
If that happens we have come full circle; The M.E. has been balkanized by the American beast thus (in their eyes) fulfilling the promise to Abraham for the Jews to hold sway from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates – under control of Jerusalem ( the harlot city) as per the Yinnon plan. Soon the image of the beast (temple) will be -built and the Christian-Zionist will be the spokesman, mouth piece, propagandist or false prophet (if you want to use the apocalyptic term). False Christians and false Jews joining together to defy God and “make a name” for themselves; I wonder how that will end?
“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it” (Zech 12.3).
Time for a laugh
I thought I would end this post on a laugh. The next link will take you to a classic piece of Saudi Propaganda made with CGI (as it is probably the only way they will win a war). The movie has been produced in English probably to allow other countries to marvel at Saudi prowess (at least in the digital sphere). It starts with a Saudi ship delivering “Humanitarian Aid” (LOL) being attacked by Iranian patrol boats. Then all hell breaks loose and the Saudi’s end up winning the “war” with the Iranian people cheering their “liberation”. I must say the Saudi’s are good at irony and comedy (or do they really believe this?).
Apparently war has been averted. The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that US defense posturing and military build-up in the Persian Gulf has thwarted potential attacks on Americans. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iran was forced to “put on hold” plans to harm American troops and their allies in the region:
“I think our steps were very prudent and we’ve put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans and that is what is extremely important,” Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon, though without giving specifics. He added that Iran was ultimately forced to "recalculate" its aggression". 
This adds to a number of other recent impressive US victories such as Syria and Venezuela (one wonders why these countries resist democracy, liberty and freedom when they could have the opportunity to become free like Iraq and Libya).
It looks like every single western country on Pompeo’s warmongering tour saw through the fake sabotage of tankers for the false flag lame effort that it was, forcing the US and (((allies))) to reconsider their plans to start a war against Iran or at least change their methodology.
The USA et al did everything to try and provoke Iran.
Abusive and threatening posturing, placing an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers in their backyard….constantly accusing them (“credible intelligence”) of preparing to attack. Iran responded by, doing……….. Nothing. Well I guess all we can do is declare victory over their aggression.
The internet is a nuisance because even when you control the main stream media and arrest journalists like Assange the truth still leaks out. Expect a further global clamp down on internet freedoms. I hope someone suggests the Donald for a Nobel peace prize but it is probably best to wait until after the “Deal of the Century”.
In any case, the warmongers have been humiliated but not deterred. This merely postpones the inevitable – new methods must be sought.
A NATO military intelligence official who was briefed on Pompeo’s claims about increased Iranian aggression in the Middle East said the substance of the intelligence that the Americans briefed was utterly unconvincing — even insulting. “Do they think that we are stupid?” asked the NATO official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
P.S. Part 2 mentions Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) who assumed the presidency following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was very pro-Israel probably because his grandfather and father were members of the Christadelphian Church. The irony is that LBJ used a “false flag” incident (the Gulf of Tonkin) to expand the role of the USA in the disastrous Vietnam War and a “false flag” (attack on the Liberty) was used by Israel against the USA. Whoever believes that the “deep state” had no role in all of the above events (including the Kennedy assassination) is naive.
A war with Iran has wider implications for regional stability: See the Blog the Moon of Alabama: The Lunacy Of Waging A War On Iran From Which China And Russia Will Win
The question needs to be asked whether or not this is a deliberate "Apocalyptic hoax"staged by Christian-Zionists in order to establish regional stability under a newly appointed "religious authority" in Jerusalem. Perhaps the way is being cleared for the introduction of the Trump "Deal of the Century" Peace plan. After all should (((Iran))) and (((Hezbollah))) attack perhaps the "Dome of the Rock" could be "accidentally" destroyed by a missile (that word accident keeps appearing in the narratives). After all the "Houthis" in Yemen (devout Shia Muslims) have already threatened to rocket Mecca (if you can believe that LOL). Anyway, such aggression by (((Iran))) or their proxy (((Hezbollah))) or (((Hamas))) etc would justify Israel expelling many Palestinians and annexing the West Bank etc. Who knows what nefarious plans have been laid? However, rest assured, this has been planned since before 9/11 but whatever happens the faithful will not be deceived....God will preserve a faithful remnant (both Jew and Gentile).
This blog has reported on the build up to war – the war drums are beating in the Middle East and it seems likely that a false flag was perpetrated against tankers in a UAE port but for some reason that “attack” was quickly discarded. The ABC program “Planet America” has a good report on the sabre rattling- spool forward to 34.23 minutes for the report:
Get your story straight boys! Please sing from the same hymn sheet.
Anyway, the USA evacuated its embassy in Baghdad in the Green Zone on the hand of “reliable intelligence” (canned laughter) and it is a good thing they did because…because…as soon as they did it……(((someone))) shot a rocket.
No, this is not the actual rocket just one that I prepared earlier (a bit like (((someone else)))). Anyways, looks like we got a reason for war now. I can already see Bolton putting on his war paint.  At least Bolton is no longer insulting our intelligence with WMD (found them yet?)like he did last time. There must be trouble ahead because Trump has fired off a tweet (not a rocket);
Do you wanna fight? Well do ya? Make my day punk. This is all pure Kabuki theater and would be funny were it not for the psychopaths running the show. In the meantime the Israeli Ambassador celebrates the “Altar of holiness” (LOL) a reference to the US embassy in Jerusalem and specifically to the US relationship. It seems that Jerusalem is determined to ride the beast into the abyss. In his own words;
“Is Israel getting stronger? Look, Israel is growing stronger for two reasons. Number one, the objective metric by which Israeli measures itself, the most important one, is how strong is its relationship with the United States and on how many levels. And that keeps growing and growing and getting stronger and stronger and stronger. And the second is, Israel has one secret weapon that not a lot of countries have.
Israel is on the side of God, and we don’t underestimate that”.
U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’ and that sounds suspiciously like Blankfein from Goldman Sachs claiming that they were doing “God’s work” but then the Talmud does say that “What a Jew steals from a gentile he may keep” (Sanhedrin 57a). However, we must refrain from criticism as this could be seen as anti-Semitism. It is a good thing therefore that the CUFI is watching out for the Jews:
“As Christians, we must continue to act upon the Biblical mandate to bless Israel by opposing anti-Semitism in all its forms. We are prepared to act when others threaten, attack, and demonize Israel. We are never bystanders in the face of such evil,” he added”.
A pity that “blessing Israel” means that we should refrain from criticism, refrain from telling them hard truths and refrain from preaching messiah to them. What sort of “blessing is that”? Have ye not read?
“As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes” (Rom 11.28).
We might be heading into “war by accident” as the recent sabotage of tankers at a UAE port demonstrates. Of course Iran is saying that it is a “Psyop” or “False flag” and they threaten to retaliate against Israel if they are attacked.
The tanker sabotage was at first denied (?) but is now fairly well established as screenshots of this Arabic video report demonstrates:
As Russia Today reports; the Norwegian ship “André Victoria”, which was subjected to subversive acts in the Fujairah against four ships near the territorial waters of the UAE, received a powerful blow that almost led her to sink.
Senior State Dept. official Brian Hook responded with “no comment” when asked if Iran was to blame for the alleged attacks on the commercial vessels near the vital Strait of Hormuz.
As the seventeen “intelligence agencies” do not seem to know who did it we thought we might give them a helping hand by conducting a poll where you the reader can give them a clue where to start looking. So in the best tradition of the “who done it” genre we ask you to indicate the culprit who is keen to start WW3:
Please help the intelligence agencies as they do not have a clue. It might be a bearded man in a cave somewhere but rumor has it they do not like getting their feet wet.
PEPE ESCOBAR: Iran Squeezed Between Imperial Psychos and European Cowards
Last week Pompeo warned that Iran was up to something This week confusing reports – witnesses claim tankers targeted – UAE and US deny Is it a false flag attack that went wrong (Mossad)? An excuse to attack Iran? Or perhaps it is Iran (but unlikely)?
The trouble is that truth is now dead, who knows? Let God be true and every man a liar. Amen
The main points of US President Donald Trump’s much-derided plan for the Middle East, the so-called “deal of the century,” were leaked by a Hebrew-language news outlet in Israel . It is difficult to know whether this is a disinformation campaign. The “deal of the century” is a “two state solution” but has many absurdities such as a Chinese raised highway in the sky linking the West Bank and Gaza. Israel keeps their illegal West Bank settlements, the Palestinians get to pay tax to the Jewish state and they have no independent military, they build airports and factories etc in Egyptian Sinai but are not allowed to live there? If the leak is true it is almost certain that the Palestinians would reject it.
The American libertarian Tom Luongo a former Research Chemist operates a blog that has an interesting article on the nexus between North Korea and Iran. He demonstrates convincingly that they split up the job of acquiring a nuclear capability with North Korea making the bombs and Iran perfecting the delivery mechanism. That way they can avoid any agreement because they each have deniability –keeping the “letter” of the law while ignoring the Spirit. It seems that North Korea and Iran have been forced down this route because they cannot conduct détente with the likes of Trump’s Neo-conservative appointments – Pompeo and Bolton who have no interest in peace (only regime change and surrender). Links posted below…note that the article contains an internal link to Pompeo and his Evangelical –Zionist leanings and his belief that some sort of confrontation must be provoked in order to catalyze the “rapture”.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – the avowed deadline of the US “cutoff” of Iranian oil shipments to the last five un-sanctioned customers of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Those nations affected by the embargo are China and India as well as US treaty allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey according to World Israel News (WIN), April 24th, 2019.
The Trump administration renewed its vow early last week that these countries will no longer be able to purchase Iranian crude oil or other oil stocks while avoiding US sanctions as the US administration turns the screws tighter on the Iranians.The move is designed to place added pressure on Iran to halt its progress toward a nuclear weapon even at the expense of US allies.
It is said that the first portion of the sanctions program by the US has reduced Iranian exports of oil from over 2.5 million barrels per day to about one million barrels per day – a severe drop in revenues for Iran, which is palpably feeling the economically depressing force. The increased pressure would virtually halt all Iran’s income from world trade if it can be enforced.
The move is extremely hurtful to Iran which exports almost nothing other than oil. The interim period of allowing curtailed exports had been allowed so that Iran’s customers could arrange alternative sources for their feed stocks of oil. It is said to be a real hardship for some of these nations because the Iranian crude oil is admittedly the most easily refinable and some of the cheapest crude oil on the market. Of these nations, we have read that, even over its objection to the sanctions, President Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey has quietly made strides in developing other sources.
But China has just warned the US not to make any “wrong moves” in the affair. Indeed, a Chinese spokesman for the foreign ministry stated last week that “Beijing opposes the Trump administration’s ‘unilateral sanctions and so-called long-arm jurisdiction’ over Iran” according to a report in WIN.
Consequences Stated –Will there be consequences for the world if the US enforces the sanctions?
The Iranians have boldly stated that if the US does not relent it may close the Straits of Hormuz to all shipping.Why is that important? Well, to understand why it is, one needs be familiar with the geography of the Persian Gulf and surrounding lands. Following is a satellite image of the critical waterway. It is just 21 miles (33km) wide at its narrowest point but the designated shipping lane is only two miles wide in either direction. The remaining space is presumably too shallow for safe navigation, thus its name, “The Strait….”
The Persian Gulf is the body of water on the left; the Gulf of Oman (Arabian Sea) is to the right. The Strait is the critical outlet of the Persian Gulf to the open waters of the world’s oceans and is the “bottleneck” through which about 30% of the world’s crude oil is shipped.
A blockage of this critical waterway would wreak havoc on the world oil markets and cause prices to escalate sharply and perhaps out of control. (Sourced from the splinters news letter).
The Coup in Venezuela
The “big picture” is that Pompeo and Bolton are keen to install an American puppet in Venezuela in order to secure alternative oil sources while they bear down on Iran and cause untold misery for other countries –especially China and Russia (who will not play ball on this).
But why is the USA behaving this way?
The NYT posted a cartoon of Trump being led by Bibbi (Benjamin Netanyahu) that has been widely condemned as anti-Semitic. It is a fact that global anti-Semitism is on the rise and that is to be condemned but what are the reasons behind the rise in ill-feeling? Could it be that US Middle East policy is being led by the Neo-Conservatives (predominately Jews) and by Christian-Zionists? They want to Balkanize the Middle East (and have been successful doing so) creating a flood of refugees into Europe (a death blow to Christianity). The last remaining obstacle is Iran (ancient Persia) who refuses to give up their weapons or watch their country destroyed (who can blame them?). Of course we know of Iran’s state sponsored terrorism (Hezbollah etc) and their antagonism towards a Jewish state but they are afraid of Zionist (with US support) expansionism. In the big picture view Zionism and American “exceptionalism” is as dangerous (even more so) than any Russia interference (Gog invasion?).
….the Middle East is a mess because of the Neo-conservatives (a Jewish movement)
God will bless those who bless the Jews and curse those who curse them. If you want to bless the Jews try preaching the Gospel to them without fear or favour…..and remember;
“Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning
the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers” (Rom 11.28).
They must turn return to God and accept his messiah. Jacob cannot do this in his own strength –or he will find himself wrestling God. Any land they conquer and any peace deal they conclude will not endure. The curtain is being drawn to one side and people are beginning to see the machinations of Jacob the deceiver. There will be a back-lash:
“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast,
these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate
and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire” (Rev 17.16).
Only when Jacob has overcome his old nature will he be renamed as Israel (God is ruler/prince).