The war drums are definitely beating. Some even think that the bad weather is Geo-engineering. I doubt that very much. I have no doubt that Geo-engineering occurs but the shift in global weather patterns is too great. I have time-stamped this 2 hour video from Quite Frankly so that it starts at the China section. His program is usually very good.
It is necessary to keep our eyes on the “big picture”. There is a lot happening all over the world and a lot of confusion. The chaos and confusion is deliberate. It is called disinformation and is meant to leave you bewildered and malleable. A good example of this is the number of name changes used by the terrorist factions in Syria. Every time you hear the news it is another (different) faction. This is deliberate. The same with the coronavirus.
The Truth is out There
A good method is to watch what they do, not what they say. They say lots of things, but stay focused on what they actually do. Actions speak louder than words. Although this blog will direct you to a number of articles it does not necessarily mean that the articles are endorsed in their entirety. The idea is to make you aware of what is being “said” namely, how the narrative is being shaped. A few comments will be offered on each article but you must make up your own mind. Firstly, a video:
THE CV PANDEMIC WAS SIMULATED OCT 2019 BY MEGA-RICH CONTROL FREAKS BILL GATES, GEORGE SOROS +CRONIES. NOW IT’S FOR REAL. THE AIM IS A WORLD POPULATION CULL (“PEOPLE cause #CO2 problem”) by THEIR mass VACCINATION PLAN CONTAINING POISON.
Apparently Trump knows who is behind this and the inference is that it is Bill Gates. Many people, even Trump patriots are now suspicious that it was not natural or the fault of China and therefore a scapegoat must be found. The pro-Trump website Sorcha Faal also has some interesting research pointing to Gates. Apparently Gates “stepped down” from the Microsoft board. It seems to me that Gates is just a useful cut out. If Trump was genuine he would have arrested Gates. But this is all part of the “plan” trust “Q” as Trump the good Christian (sic) is fighting the good fight to defeat the evil globalists (communists). Another Sorcha Faal headline: Feint From Coronavirus Hysteria To Military Crackdown Raises Question If Trump’s Trade Wars Just Escalated To Germ Warfare. The article contains a lot of truth but is spun a certain way. For example, 14 Russians that had the virus did travel to Europe. What is the chance of that? It seems to me that Russia and China is deliberately encouraging “blow-back”. You want to infect us with germs? Then, we will make sure that you share in the misery. The large NATO exercise on the Russian border has been cancelled because of the virus. The Russian oil price war is also a deliberate blow against the West as is the Saudi coup against MBS. The USA is ramping up its military aggression in Iraq. So, these events are all linked but not in the way that Sorcha Faal presents it. What the Trump fans (and Christian-Zionists) fail to realize is that the same people are behind both groups. There are no good guys. Neo-liberal capitalism (imperialism) and globalism (communism) were drawn from the same well and established as opposing forces. Every good con man needs to distract you while they steal your wallet. Look over there at the horrible commie, globalist…etc who is using climate to force change. Come to me….I will save you. The following articles shed light on the Geo-politics:
Putin Unleashes Strategic Hell On The US. Outsmarted by Putin (again). This is why they hate him so much and why the Russian people want him to keep steering Russia through the turbulence. He has great Geo-political vision and is landing blow after blow. Not only is he destroying the petro-dollar he has put an end to their war gaming in Europe without firing a shot. This is what happens when you open Pandora’s box. Does Sir like his main course with a side helping of blow-back? As they say Karma is a bitch, especially when it bites you on the ass. Coronavirus Defeats NATO! Germany withdraws from Defender Europe 20 War Games. What then of Prince Bone Saw? It seems that he is also fighting for his life:Saudi Arabia Detains Almost 300 Officials Over ‘Corruption’ Amid Royal Power Struggle. His own family have turned against him. I wonder why? Surely bankrupting his country and fighting a loosing war in Yemen while acting like a despot is not the reason? But..but…he has introduced so many “Western” freedoms….women are now allowed to drive!
Sorry to all the ladies out there (we know men are worse drivers).
Effectively war with Russia-China-Iran. The USA (and Israel) is running out of friends in the Middle East. There is a difference between someone cooperating with you because they are compromised or scared or because they are genuinely friendly and share the same ideology. These people never learn. In the end they will turn against each other. The USA is taking out its aggression on Iraq. So far they have manged to kill a chef in a bombing raid. If I don’t like the food I normally complain. Perhaps the chef was a type of Steven Segal in under siege but actually it is not funny. This was a family man with children (collateral damage).
Wow. These veterans confront Biden for his having helped launched the war on Iraq and other illegal wars of aggression and illegal "regime change" coups, which have taken millions of lives. Needlessly. https://t.co/2dtnYoIkNY
Is it just me or are they turning up the crazy dial up? It seems like we are reaching new heights of crazy every day. Whether you look at the economy, the news cycle, the climate debate, the push towards war or the virus threat it seems all the crazies are all coming out of the woodwork.
Of course, anyone that challenges the mainstream narrative is a “conspiracy theorist” (lol). My view is that these events are linked even if only peripherally and they are being deliberately ramped up to force change. Fear and constant threat tends to drain people and make them compliant. Eventually people simply give up and capitulate. The ruling elite have been planning this for a long time and they are masters at using psychology and propaganda in order to achieve their goals. Neither do they shirk away from violence. For these kind of people (psychopaths) the end always justifies the means. The “end” is a plutocratic oligarchy that rules using technocracy. It makes little difference if the “rulers” are Anglo-Zionists or internationalists as they both want similar things.
Out of 273 people who had contact with the one infected person on Diamond Princess, 135 have tested positive. That suggests that it is very infectious. Of course, we still do not know the death rate. We also do not know the ethnicity of the people on the cruise ship. It is said to affect Chinese and Asian people far worse than other peoples.
“You know the threat is real when they stop making iphones!! Apple only cares about profit. Most of the factories are now shut down, no parts for automakers, no garbage for Walmart or Amazon. A lot of empty shelves coming to American stores. Transports were already getting hammered, shipping was getting hammered, oil into China down 20% and the list goes on. Never forget China owns most of the world’s debt. Forget black swan, this is a black dragon coming…..”
Once again I place some comments (unedited) from the Hedge. These are really good and could be articles in their own right.
Blowback From The Soleimani Assassination Increases As Iraq Reveals How Trump Tried To Steal Its Oil
The blowback from Trump’s assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani and PMU leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis is increasing. A scandal is developing as one consequence of Trump’s evil deed after Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi revealed the gangster methods U.S. President Trump used in his attempts to steal Iraq’s oil. Below we follow today’s development.
The mourning for the assassinated Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani unfortunately caused even more suffering:
A stampede broke out Tuesday at a funeral for a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike, and at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news reports said.
The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession began, said the semi-official Fars and ISNA news agencies, citing Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency medical services.
Helicopter video had earlier shown that the street of Kerman were densely crowded with mourners. The actual funeral has now been postponed.
General Soleimani remains the most popular Iranian public figure among those tested, with eight in ten viewing him favorably. Second is Foreign Minister Zarif, viewed favorably by two thirds. …
Also this from Professor Abukhalil:
This is the most stunning aspect of the rise of Iranian nationalism due to Trump’s decision to kill Suleimani. This would have been most unimaginable for many decades. The law of unintended consequences. https://t.co/nuxrZ1WzMi
In addition to his well known military/strategic prowess & achievements, it was also scenes such as this from 2017 – when Soleimani consoled the daughter of a slain comrade at his funeral – that made him so widely respected and revered in Iran. pic.twitter.com/Pnkk8iHiUB
This video from 2017 shows Soleimani consoling the daughter of a slain comrade at his funeral. Such scenes explain why Soleimani was so beloved.
The U.S. has denied Iran’s Foreign Minister Jahvad Zarif a visa for a long planned visit to the UN in New York. Zarif responded by saying that he can talk to the U.S. people from Tehran. Today he proved that by giving a CNNinterview:
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called US President Donald Trump’s decision to order the drone strike that killed the country’s top military commander an act of “state terrorism” in an interview with CNN Tuesday. … “This is an act of aggression against Iran and amounts to an armed attack against Iran, and we will respond. But we will respond proportionally not disproportionally,” he said. “We will respond lawfully, we are not lawless people like President Trump.” … The interview came as Iran’s parliament voted unanimously for a motion declaring all US forces as “terrorists” on Tuesday, according to Iran’s state-news agency IRNA. The vote took place during the country’s parliamentary session Tuesday, IRNA reported. After the plan was approved, delegates chanted, “Death to America.”
According to a report on Tuesday by the semi-official Tasnim news agency, Iran has worked up 13 sets of plans for revenge for Soleimani’s killing. The report quoted Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, as saying that even the weakest among them would be a “historic nightmare” for the U.S. He declined to elaborate,
“If the U.S. troops do not leave our region voluntarily and upright, we will do something to carry their bodies horizontally out,” Shamkhani said.
The Quds force, the external action arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp, received an additional budget of 200 million Euros. It will put that money to good use.
There are some 60 to 70.000 U.S. soldiers designated foreign terrorists on some 19 bases near Iran and on ships in nearby waters. That are a quite a number of fish in just a few barrels.
Their commander in chief should ask himself if it is wise to keep them there.
The leader of a number of Iraqi Popular Militia Forces will meet in the next 48 hours to plan for the eviction of U.S. forces from Iraq should they not leave voluntarily. For security reasons the meeting was moved from Baghdad to Tehran.
“Soleimani’s blood .. will turn into intercontinental missiles .. to destroy US warships and end US regional presence”
U.S. war ships will certainly have to avoid Yemen’s coast.
The removal of U.S. troops from the region was also the theme of Sunday’s speech by Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon. It seems clear that the Resistance Axis will work on the project in a coordinated manner.
Trump said he would ask Iraq to pay for the bases the U.S. has built should the U.S. troops be kicked out of Iraq. The U.S. already has binding legal agreements with Iraq which stipulate that the bases, and all fixed installations the U.S. has built there, are the property of Iraq.
Trump had already asked Iraqi Prime Ministers -twice- if the U.S. could get Iraq’s oil as reward for invading and destroying their country. The requests were rejected. Now we learn that Trump also uses gangster methods (ar) to get the oil of Iraq. The talk by the Iraqi Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi happened during the recent parliament session in Iraq (machine translation):
Al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, blocked the speech of Mr. Abdul Mahdi in the scheduled session to discuss the decision to remove American forces from Iraq.
At the beginning of the session, Al-Halbousi left the presidential seat and sat next to Mr. Abdul-Mahdi, after his request to cut off the live broadcast of the session, a public conversation took place between the two parties. The voice of Adel Abdul Mahdi was raised.
Mr. Abdul Mahdi spoke with an angry tone, saying:
“The Americans are the ones who destroyed the country and wreaked havoc on it. They are those who refuse to complete building the electrical system and infrastructure projects. They have bargained for the reconstruction of Iraq in exchange for giving up 50% of Iraqi oil imports, so I refused and decided to go to China and concluded an important and strategic agreement with it, and today Trump is trying to cancel this important agreement.”
The American President’s threatened the Iraqi Prime Minister to liquidate him directly with the Minister of Defense. The Marines are the third party that sniped the demonstrators and the security men:
Abdul Mahdi continued:
“After my return from China, Trump called me and asked me to cancel the agreement, so I also refused, and he threatened me with massive demonstrations that would topple me. Indeed, the demonstrations started and then Trump called, threatening to escalate in the event of non-cooperation and responding to his wishes, so that the third party (Marines snipers) would target the demonstrators and security forces and kill them from the highest structures and the US embassy in an attempt to pressure me and submit to his wishes and cancel the China agreement, so I did not respond and submitted my resignation and the Americans still insist to this day on canceling the China agreement and when the defense minister said that who kills the demonstrators is a third party, Trump called me immediately and physically threatened me and defense minister in the event of talk about the third party.”
The reliable Based Cat in Iraq seems to confirm the timeline:
Yes a 50-person delegation visited China in 2019 and then the protests started on October 1st until the Arbaeen dates, then picked up again on Oct 25th. I’m skeptical about the 3rd party but the timing itself was interesting. The flames were fanned by Gulf media and Al-Hurra. https://t.co/1dSiuH8ez5
While this talk has not yet been confirmed it does sounds highly plausible.
The chicken-hawks of Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who have all lobbied the U.S. for war on Iran, now fearthe consequences:
Gulf Arab states, potential targets for retaliation after the U.S. assassinated Iran’s top general, are working on multiple tracks to try to keep tensions between Tehran and Washington from building into a military confrontation.
Earlier today Russia’s President Vladimir Putin arrived in Damascus for talks with the Syria’s President Assad. Could there also be a meeting between Putin and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah? Putin will next go to Turkey to inaugurate the gas pipeline between Russia and Turkey.
Tell Me Who Your Friends Are…
And if Mike Pompeo, allegedly a top US “diplomat”, is in your administration–that pretty much sums up who you are. Make no mistake, currently, the United States has zero diplomats of scale and skill required to handle a clusterfuck which US foreign policy is, but Mike Pompeo is something special–a devout Ruprutist, an Israeli-firster and, in general, is an Exhibit A of a collection of different delusions and disorders preventing such ilk from having any relation with the reality. He is also a BSer of a note when trying to state that:
Evidently this is not quite “true”. I, of course, am not talking about the “the buck stops with me” guy in the White House who simultaneously declared war on Iran (and now on Iraq); in the end he is ultimately responsible for being unfit to run this country (but who is?) and making disastrous decisions. If to believe WaPo (I know, I know) it was US Secretary of the State who for months was pushing for assassination of Soleimani (the article at WaPo is behind the paywall), including feverish, several times a day, sessions with DJT precisely on this issue. Well, he, certainly, succeeded. Now he, together with Trump, are both personally responsible for what follows because Iran will respond. Some moves are already in progress, with Chief of the Iranian General Staff already having consultations with Shoigu (in Russian). Obviously, officially those consultations are defined as aimed “to not allow further escalation”, which in military lingo means a review of options. Meanwhile, Pompeo makes rounds trying to convince everyone that assassination of a very senior government official of the sovereign nation was “necessary“. As I say, yet again, he lied, some Americans already died.
Evidently Pentagon knew what kind of **** Trump was getting United States into and what that meant for US bases in the Middle East. Larry C Johnson was straight to the point:
Too bad (for Pentagon) that Trump went for the most insane option. But, I guess, against the background of a precipitous intellectual decline of US political elites and dual loyalties (primarily to Israel and Saudi money) being a normal fact of US body politic expecting sound geopolitical decisions based on expertise is not a possibility anymore. And so, here we are. I may gather enough will and strength to review some military options but, frankly, it is a fool’s errand since pretty much everyone is going to be writing about it. One such piece, well intended, but wrongly justified has already been written by former Marine helicopter pilot in which this was stated:
An admiral in the UK states that an invasion of Iran would require millions of American troops, akin to the occupation of Germany after World War II. But he’s off the mark: things have come a long way since 1945. In World War II, when we wanted to cripple a German ball bearing plant at Schweinfurt, we had to send 291 B-17 bombers, 77 of which never came home. This scale was due to the inaccuracy of the dumb bombs being used. Today, we have GPS and laser-guided bombs that can reliably land within a few meters of their targets. The accuracy of every weapon system, from tanks to planes to artillery, has jumped by many orders of magnitude, thus requiring fewer personnel and delivery systems to achieve the same destructive results. Iraq was defeated with about 225,000 coalition troops in 2003. Millions of soldiers would not be required to invade Iran.
You know by now my attitude to all those historical parallels, especially when drawn inaccurately. The author, obviously, forgot that Iran, unlike Iraq in 2003, does have modern EW systems, including ones capable of jamming GPS signal and Iran’s army herself has enough of those very same laser-guided munitions which, considering Iran’s nightmarish terrain, will make any armor warfare a living hell for any invader. Same goes for infantry. So, I wouldn’t dismiss assessments by Royal Navy’s Admiral when he states that the United States will need a number of troops around million or so if the United States wants to “occupy” Iran. And here is a conundrum for the US–once the real escalation starts, the US will NEED to win the war for which it doesn’t have resources. Both Trump and Pompeo bear direct responsibility for putting the United States into this strategic trap which, as Phil Giraldi termed it is:
Difficult to disagree. In the end, Trump chose his cabinet and as the saying goes, tell me who your friends are….
Oh Dear…..better shut down the internet. You see it works both ways. It can spread lies but it can also spread the truth. This is the age of the citizen-journalist. So all your presstitutes and paid shills are done for. You can lock Assange up but are you going to lock us all up? (probably). We do not need a degree in journalism or history to discover the truth. People are waking up to your warmongering. You might be able to fool all the people some of the time but not all the people all of the time. Your time has come:
Well George…..you deserve this for your bad delivery (not because you killed thousands, ruined countries and let them get away with 9/11).
When kids are fighting in the playground and are separated by the teacher they always try to establish who started it. I was walking along minding my own business when he punched me in the face and took my lunch money. The teacher knows this is true because the kid has a bloody nose, is sobbing and has no lunch money. The other kid is looking at the ground and has his hands (and the lunch money) in his pocket. Our natural sense of justice demands that we discover “who started it”.
US Army Major (ret.) Danny Sjrusen who writes for (the admittedly left-wing) AntiWar.co, has written a good article called Who Started It?: A (Reverse) Timeline Of US/Iran Retaliations. The article has also been published by Zero Hedge (the link above is to the Hedge). Now Zero Hedge is known for its “robust” comments section. This is to be expected because you get pro-Zionist Hasbara trolls, anti-Muslim trolls,antisemitism, white supremacists, racists, misogynists etc commenting (apologies if I have forgotten anyone LOL). However, this free (and often abusive) exchange of comments and ideas often produces very good links and/or good observations. It is a case of sifting through the dross and sometimes holding your nose. So, I have chosen some of the best links and comments below together with my own introduction. I have not attributed the comments because they are anonymous (using an avatar)…..but a thank you to the commenters.
Introduction: This comment placed a link to the CIA website. The point being that even the Central Intelligence Agency admits on their own website that a coup was staged in Iran (1953).
The usual response to this by the trolls is that “We built the oil infrastructure and invested in the country then the commies went and nationalized it. They stole our stuff and we kicked *** blah, blah (some more jingoism and swearing LOL). The true story is somewhat different (as usual). Before the US the Brits were in control and the Oil company eventually became BP. The problem was (as usual) that the money flowed to a corrupt Iranian elite (isn’t that always the case?) and so when the elected Government of Iran could not negotiate fair royalties etc they nationalized the industry. That is what happens when you refuse to share and act like a bully. The history is fully explained by this link (provided by the commentator):
The Anglo-Zionists started it. They are the bullies. That does not mean that Iran is without blame or somehow perfect. However, the verdict of history is clear and Trumps actions are about to put the icing on the cake.
There was a letter circulating indicating that the US would withdraw from Iraq. This was later denied/corrected by the Government.
THREAD: US now creating extra PR noise to obscure the inevitable – America has finally been kicked out of #Iraq. 12D #Trump will soon claim he’s just fulfilling his campaign promises… https://t.co/LDrVHvD1D3
MORE BREAKING: @thejointstaff Gen. Milley came back to brief us again after looking at the letter. “It was a mistake,” he said. Milley said it was a draft, poorly worded, and had not been signed. It was being worked w/ Iraqis. Bottom Line: US troops ARE NOT leaving, he said. https://t.co/L6wGYiVIkv
The letter was unsigned and the the USMC would never announce force deployments on a plain text document. This is either deliberate disinformation, sabotage by Trump enemies (Democrats) or indicative of a split within his government between neocons and more reasonable people. Who knows?
America will continue bringing peace and freedom
Thankfully America will stay and deliver the blessings of peace and democracy to the region. They will teach the uncivilized Persians the Art of the Deal. They will bring torture, death and destruction wherever they tread.
WW1= 5 years, WW2= 6 years,Vietnam = 10 years Afghanistan = 19 years, Iraq =29 years, WW3= 2 hours.
Saying Thank You
You must not forget to say thank you to those who guard your freedom. Like Gina Haspel who was appointed head of the CIA by Trump. Nice to see a woman’s touch….all that nurturing almost makes me weak at the knees. Gina Haspel ran Black Site Rendition Torture Camps. What Happened at the Thailand ‘Black Site’ Run by Trump’s CIA Pick?
I don’t hate the Anglo-Zionists, the Americans, the Jews, the Muslims or anyone else for that matter. I hate the lies. We all need to wake up. We do not live in democracies. There is no difference between left and right. We are being played and ruled by psychopaths and oligarchs and the only thing they care about is power. Even the judiciary is corrupt…..look at poor Julian Assange. What a foul time we live in…..judgement is coming soon. God hears our prayers for justice. We may not all be guilty but we are all responsible for the world we live in. We all like to fill our car with cheap petrol (but at what ultimate cost?) and we are all consumers…..and we consume everything. Fair enough, neither you or I made this system and neither you nor I can change it. But we can change ourselves. And each of us can speak truth to his neighbor (the consequences be damned). And we can stand up for the underdog. And we can reject all the foul divisive cultural Marxist nonsense. All those changes of behavior are called repentance. Repentance is not just saying “I am sorry”. Repentance is the first step in returning to God.
The bigger picture in the Middle East is the desire for Israel to be a regional superpower. The justification for this is that the land promised to Abraham’s descendants was to extend from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates. This equates roughly to the territory under Solomon when the united monarchy was at its greatest extent and raised revenues of 666 talents of gold per year (LOL). A reign that began so well resulted in a divided monarchy due to foreign entanglements (it is a good thing that history never repeats).
So, Israel has been busy implementing theYinon Planand providentially (sic) this plan coincides with the wider Anglo-Zionist plan to block the Chinese “belt and road” initiative.
Has Israel’s expansion got anything to do with the new Blue Dot Network?  (Who thinks up these names? The Blue Dot Network should perhaps be renamed as “suspender and braces initiative” or maybe “the silk underpants route” rather than “belt and road”– at least the Chinese can use the excuse that the meaning has been “lost in translation”. They usually take you away when you start seeing blue dots).
Are the Anglo-Zionist just being party-poopers? Are they deliberately trying to wreck the belt and road or are they offering a genuine alternative? In the past they have been very good at lending money to the third world for (often unnecessary) infrastructure and then bankrupting (via the IMF/World Bank) said countries with debt and austerity (read the Economic Hitman on this). Sometimes (often) a gift horse is a Trojan horse.
It is all about the oil (Benjamins)
The Petro-dollar is tied to energy. We all know that fossil fuel EROI (The Perfect Storm ) is declining and this has a massive effect on the world economy and Anglo-Zionist hegemony. However, that means that whoever possess the remaining energy retains the power (literally). Whatever they are telling you about oil and gas (fossil fuels) and global warming in front of the camera, behind the scenes they are competing for the remaining resources. America has blatantly said that it is stealing Syrian oil and the Syrians are suing them. Iran has increased its oil output  (and this interests China). Israel’s Mediterranean fields are coming online.  In the meantime, the US is failing to block the EU from using Russian gas  (so that it can promote its own more expensive gas and keep the shale fracking industry going). It is against this background that the following article should be understood. The Anglo-Zionists plan to circumvent the Straits of Hormuz.
Getting ready for War?
This has the added advantage of blocking the “belt and road”. If Iran can be “neutralised” as well as Russia and her previous satellites (think of all the trouble in Ukraine concerning gas etc) then the oil and gas flow can be interrupted and/or captured. Without access to cheap energy there is no belt and road. Israel has just struck a deal with Greece and Cyprus to the chagrin of Turkey. (Maybe that is why Turkey is interfering in Libya -because it knows that its ploys for the Med fields has failed? It needs Libyan oil. It no longer has ISIS oil. [sic]).
The video illustrates Foreign Minister Israel Katz’s vision for a connected Middle East, where game-changing transportation and economic incentives encourage stability, create vibrant economies and build peace.
The big picture – the beast emerges
The big picture tells us that Saudi Arabia is declining as an oil power. This probably explains why they floated ARAMCO. S.A. can raise cash, build a city of the future (NEOM) and construct high speed rail. That is why SA is cooperating with Israel. It will always have Mecca as a cash cow and can possibly add tourism. Israel itself wants to build a Third Temple and restart lucrative pilgrimagesto Jerusalem.
Israel is developing new gas/oil fields in the Med and also on the Syrian Golan heights. So, the new vision sees an interconnected, energy independent (and exporting), technologically advanced Middle East emerging and prospering. Of course, there is no room for an “independent” Palestine state in this picture. Neither is their room for Iran or for the “belt and road” for that matter.
The Saudi Wakanda – a mega prison city with surveillance the internet of things
The murder of Soleimani was not the only message Trump sent to Tehran:
.31/ #Trump’s letter to #Iran, delivered earlier today via the #Swiss embassy in #Tehran (the representative of #US interests in Iran) included a call for calm & non-escalation & offered incentives, a former Iranian diplomat told @AlMayadeenLive
.32/ #Tehran regarded #Trump’s requests as “childish behaviour.” An appropriate written response, to the American message, was sent back via the Swiss embassy.
.33/ #Tehran apparently refused to receive a second letter, also from #Trump & sent with an Arab mediator who arrived to Iran this morning, Musawi told @AlMayadeenLive
.34/ The former Iranian diplomat, Amir Musawi, also told @AlMayadeenLive that the ”surprises” will become apparent in “Iran’s deterrent reprisals.” “Americans should prepare for surprises, in response to the assassination of General #Soleimani & #AlMohandis.”
For Donald Trump everything is just a deal. But it is obvious that Iran will reject all such offers. It can not ideologically justify abstaining from revenge for its most prominent martyr in exchange for some material benefit. Trump will not get this but for Iran it is simply unthinkable and impossible.