This is a conflict that could have global ramifications. Turkey is siding with Azerbaijan and making trouble by supplying mercenaries from Syria, the same as it did when stirring up trouble in Libya. Our last Middle East blog featured Steve R.Pieczenik where he commented on the widely held view that Ataturk was Jewish. The Dönmeh (Turkish: Dönme, Ottoman Turkish: دونمه) were a group of Sabbatean crypto-Jews in the Ottoman Empire who converted publicly to Islam, but retained their beliefs in secret. The movement was centered in Thessaloniki. That probably explains the Turkish genocide against the Armenian Christians. Nearly 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, during World War I. Below are two rather good videos explaining the situation and some articles.
With the outbreak of the war between Azerbaijan and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), Syriana Analysis addresses the main factors of the conflict and presents a historical background that is crucial in understanding the ongoing war.
The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is the never-ending forgotten war after the collapse of the Soviet Union. A warlike crisis has broken out over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh. In episode 580 of Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains where the South Caucasus crisis stems from and the many factors fueling it.
Why faraway Azerbaijan & Armenia are fighting: Witch’s brew of ethnicity, religion, geography & oil
The Zionist annexation of Palestine is sometimes incorrectly compared with the conquest of Canaan under Joshua. Even a cursory examination shows that the events are not similar. Palestinians are not Canaanites; in fact, Palestinians are also children of Abraham. Neither do they offer their children through the fire to Moloch like the Canaanites did. At least Muslims honor Jesus as a prophet and do not call him a deceiver who practiced magic (Sanhedrin 107b, Sotah 4a) or the son of an adulteress (see Peter Schäferr, Jesus in the Talmud, Princeton University Press, 2007,pp 15–24, 133–141) or suggest that his father was a Roman soldier. Furthermore, Muslims expect Jesus to return to earth and defeat the anti-Christ. That is closer to the truth than Judaism (Talmudism). So, who shows more respect for the Messiah……the Jews who reject and despise him or the Muslims who honor him as a great prophet? Moreover, if Muslims are misguided on certain things whose fault is that? Muhammad married a Jewish woman called Khadija. She was the 40-year-old Jewish first wife of the much younger Muhammad. The Quran is predominately based on the Jewish Talmud not on the Torah. However, Muhammad was an illiterate merchant who traded regularly with Jews. Who helped him write down his visions? Whoever helped him to compile the Quran, (whatever else can be said) was aware of and used the Jewish Talmud and Rabbinic halacha . Islam should therefore be understood as a branch of Rabbinic Judaism, which explains why Islam is also obsessed with Law (Shariah law). Judaism is truly the mother of Harlots. Moreover, the Talmud is not the Torah. The Talmud was written in demonic Babylon (it is even called the Babylonian Talmud) as the prophet said; “To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base” (Zech 5v.11). Notably the Hebrew word used for “base” is the same Hebrew for the base of the two brass temple pillars Jachin and Boaz denoting that Yahweh had established them (the nation) in strength (i.e., in his covenant promises). But those brass pillars were taken away to Babylon and melted down. In Zechariah the “base” (using the same word) is depicted as one that the Jews established (the woman called lawlessness) for themselves in Babylon. All the “Law schools” (yeshivas) were established in the provinces of Babylon and in the region of the Arabian Peninsula, the two million-word Talmud was written there. No wonder Islam is also obsessed with law (Shariah) and has similar food requirements etc.
No command to conquer
Unlike in the time of Joshua, Zionist Jews were not commanded by God to conquer the land. Moreover, the promise of long life in the land given in Deuteronomy was contingent on obedience (Deut 4.26). Disobedience would result in cursing. The modern return of Israel is in unbelief. They are still a valley of dead (unclean) bones. They have manipulated (and are still manipulating) the nations to achieve a “Greater Israel” through their own strength. The nation has brought untold suffering to the Middle East through her neoconservative control of the USA and will bring more war, more bloodshed and financial collapse upon the world before they are done.
Muslims are said to be idolaters, and this is used to justify atrocious Zionist behavior against them. While it is true that Muhammad converted the pagan Arab tribes from idol worship it is untrue to declare that they are still idol worshipers. A similar claim is also made in the Talmud against Christians – who are also called idolaters.
This is surely the ultimate irony as the Jews themselves committed idolatry with the Golden Calf as soon as they were liberated from Egypt, worshiping the creature rather than the creator and celebrating with an orgy (Rom 1.25-32). Even worse is the fact that the Jews turned the temple into an “idol” as Stephen pointed out it was “made with hands” like the Golden Calf (Acts 7:41,48). Stephen was put to death by the Jews for telling this truth. God did not even want a temple but was perfectly happy with a temporary dwelling place (2 Sam 7.6) because that dwelling place was his Son, Jesus Christ. Yahweh would build a house for David not the other way around!
The Third Temple
However, Jews are still determined to build the Third Temple like they did when they elected the false Messiah “Bar Kochba” (declared the messiah by the chief Rabbi Akiva), who recommenced sacrifice for three-and-one-half years before the rebellion was crushed by Hadrian and Jerusalem was officially renamed and became a gentile city from which the Jews were banned (Rev 11:2).
Even though God has punished and scattered them multiple times they have learned nothing from these patterns (and apparently neither have some Christians). The Jews are determined to build a Third Temple and what was a fringe idea driven by fanatics is now going mainstream (please read the excellent articles linked below). Some Christians give the Jews unqualified support in this endeavor which they justify by misreading scripture as God has clearly said that Jesus’s sacrifice is “once and for all” that Jesus is the “temple” and he is also the new “high priest”. It seems that Christians (as well as Jews) crave a physical building with all its ostentatious ritual despite God removing the temple twice and stating he didn’t want a temple in the first place because true worship is in Spirit and Truth. (John 4) The promotion of Sodomy (Tel Aviv=gay capital), a Third Temple (=idol) and false religion (Talmudism=traditions of men) qualifies for the classification “idolatry” and “adultery” because the Jews are unfaithful to God and reject his Messiah – Jesus Christ. So, religious Jews and Zionists (and their Christian supporters) who wish to demonize Muslims as subhuman idol worshipers so that they can dehumanize them and happily slaughter them or remove them from their lands need to take the BEAM out of their own eye first.
As the apostle Paul says (to his fellow Jews) –
“You, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?” (NIV Rom 2:21-22)
Paul is basically saying that they are hypocrites and are projecting. Nothing has changed.
Jacob the Deceiver
Moses predicted that God would raise up someone like him (Deut 18:15), from among their brethren (therefore a Jew) who would act as a spokesman (translated as prophet). The Muslims understand this as a reference to the messenger (Mohamed) when it is obviously about the Jewish messiah and is used as such by Stephen during his defense (Acts 7.37). However, Jesus is more than a mere “prophet” and those who wish to portray Jesus as some sort of Zionist storm trooper who will rescue an unrepentant people should be careful because God is going to use the surrounding nations to punish Israel again and the greatest enemy that Jesus has defeated is “sin and death” which is the enemy of all mankind. The New Testament refers to the Deuteronomy passage in John 1:45 – “Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth…” One of Jesus followers recognize Jesus as the predicted Messiah;
“Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. (John 1:47-49)
The context is that there was no guile (deceit, trickery) in this Israelite. In other words, no Jacob in this Israelite (because the name Jacob means deceiver or guile, trickery). God’s plans for his people will not be accomplished by lying, trickery or deceit such as the Jews practice, salvation will come only by acknowledging (like Nathaniel) that Jesus is the Messiah (follow the links below for a full explanation of this passage).
This is not about the “personal intervention” of Yahweh against “Israel’s enemies”. This is about a people who have acted deviously, who are stubborn and unrepentant. God is about to unleash the last vials on the Jews and on all nations and all Christians who have been seduced by her. The message is to repent and stop acting like an apologist and promoting Zionism ……Christians should act like real “watchmen for Zion” like real prophets, not like Zionist apologists.
“So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand”. (Ezek 33:7-8)
Here follow four articles written about 20 years ago but they have aged well, (although some of the links in the notes may have degraded or are redundant). What is significant is that the things I warned about back then are now even more apparent.
The first article is a review and discussion of the book, “Whose promised Land?”
Of course, it is all a conspiracy. The fact that Trump’s biggest supporter is a Jewish billionaire that his son-in-law and daughter are Jewish is a coincidence (sic). At least we can counterbalance that with some “realpolitik” and the UK is not under the same influence; Johnson’s maternal great-grandfather, Elias Avery Lowe, was a Moscow-born Jew born to a textile merchant. Johnson confirmed this in a 2007 interview for the Jewish Chronicle.
“I feel Jewish when I feel the Jewish people are threatened or under attack, that’s when it sort of comes out,” Johnson said. “When I suddenly get a whiff of anti-Semitism, it’s then that you feel angry and protective.”
Iran has “seized” another tanker. The only trouble is that further investigation shows that the tanker was smuggling a small amount (700,000 liters) of petroleum out of Iran. The petrol in Iran is subsidized so smuggling it out and selling it would have netted about half a million dollars (chump change). Gen. Ramezan Zirahi, a navy forces commander in the Guard, was quoted by Iran’s Fars News Agency as saying the fuel had been transferred to the vessel from another ship, and was bound for Arab countries in the region when it was impounded. The Panamanian tanker, MT Riah, seized by Iran last month was confirmed to have been smuggling by Panama’s Maritime Administration. However, if Israel wants war there will be war.
Read: Ship of Fools: Britain, America and the Iranian Oil Tanker Incidents by T.J. Coles
It is obvious that the picture Pompeo distributed was artificially darkened to make Zarif look more “devilish”. The background was manipulated to make it look like a rough unpainted wall. Additionally vignette was added to put a dark halo around Zarif’s head. It is also the only picture in which he was not smiling.
Article: State Department Issues Manipulated Photo As B-Team Pushes Trump Towards War On Iran