I came across these stories this morning and they stopped me in my tracks. The mainstream press isn’t telling us about any of this stuff and it is deadly serious! God bless please share this story!
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Iran has responded to the assassination of General Soleimani after he was laid to rest in Iran today. The response was 2 salvos of short range ballistic missiles fired from Iran at 2 different American bases in Iraq. The Americans said no one was hurt while the Arabic press is spouting off about American casualties.
Now that the missile salvos are over Iran says it will stand down and will attack no more unless the US attacks again. What a mess. However IF the US truly wants a cease fire it appears they can have one. Tomorrow morning President Trump will make an address to the nation. The time hasn’t been announced as of yet but we expect some sort of short statement.
God bless and stay prayed up and ready!
Of course nothing could be further from the truth than that statement but nonetheless U.S. Sec. of State Pompeo declared it anyway. It appears that the US government will continue to make up international law to favor it and Israel’s conquests around the world. After all it was just last week when President Trump said we were indeed taking Syria’s oil. All to fund the moderate rebels of course. Yeah right.
Their hypocrisy knows no bounds. Woe unto those who call evil good and good evil. Isaiah 5:20
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a U-turn in policy toward Israeli settlements in the West Bank, declaring Washington no longer sees them as inconsistent with international law.
Pompeo said the US will no longer adhere to the 1978 State Department legal opinion on the settlements, and insisted that it would not lead to the US’ isolation from the rest of the global community on the issue.
The US’ top diplomat said the Trump administration will leave the status of the West Bank to Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate.
Pompeo said the decision came as a result of a “legal review” and was not intended to send any message, though the move is likely to anger the Palestinian side and human rights groups who have condemned the settlements and say they undermine peace efforts.
The Trump administration has been a staunch ally of Netanyahu’s government and consistently taken Israel’s side on major issues, calling into question Washington’s ability to be a neutral arbiter in any peace process. In 2017, Trump recognized the contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. Last year, Trump recognized Israel’s 1981 seizure of Syria’s Golan Heights as legitimate.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also condemned the move, saying through a spokesman that Pompeo’s statement “totally contradicts” international law and called on other nations to “declare their opposition.”
The US embassy in Jerusalem issued a travel warning to Americans shortly after Pompeo’s comments, warning those traveling through Jerusalem, the West Bank, or Gaza to maintain “a high level of vigilance” and to take “appropriate steps to increase their security awareness in light of the current environment.”
The statement warned that individuals or groups opposed to the policy change may target US government facilities and US citizens.
A new report in The Wall Street Journal has found that Turkish-backed Syrian forces currently fighting US-backed Kurdish groups as part of ‘Operation Peace Spring’ are guilty of war crimes, including summary executions of Kurdish civilians.
“U.S. military officials watched live drone feeds last month that appeared to show Turkish-backed Arab gunmen targeting civilians during their assault on Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, attacks the Americans reported to their commanders as possible war crimes, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the incidents,” reports the WSJ.
What the report fails to mention, however, is the blatantly obvious and relevant recent history that the Islamist militants carrying out such atrocities are the very same militants which were a few short years ago funded, armed and trained by the CIA and Pentagon.
Look at what the US has created and weep America. This is what happens when you don’t pay attention to what your government is doing.
The development comes after Washington decided to withdraw US troops from northeastern Syria following the start of a Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces on October 9.
A column of US troops has returned to northeastern Syria’s al-Hasakah Province from Iraq, Syria TV reports.
The news outlet claimed that “the column of American occupation forces entered […] the province through the illegal al-Walid border crossing” and that the column, which includes “dozens of soldiers and military hardware” is covered by US combat helicopters.
This comes a day after US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said that the US would maintain a “reduced presence” in Syria, citing concerns about Daesh terrorists taking control of nearby oil fields.
Almost two weeks ago, Esper pledged that the US would withdraw all of its force of 1,000 soldiers from northeastern Syria, after Turkey launched its military operation in the area to drive Kurdish militias and remaining Daesh militants away from the border.
Russia Concerned Over US Military Returning to Northern Syria
Commenting on Esper’s statement that some US troops will remain in north-eastern Syria, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the statement did not come as a surprise.
“What Washington does now – the capture and holding under its armed control of oil fields in Eastern Syria is, simply speaking, international state banditism,” he stressed, adding that Syrian oil reserves and other mineral resources belong solely to the Syrian Arab Republic, not to Daesh or to “American protectors from Daesh terrorists”.
He also said that “neither international law, nor the American legislation itself can justify the US troops’ goal to guard Syrian hydrocarbon reserves from Syria itself and its people.”
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov suggested that the fresh contradictory signals the US has sent regarding Syria may indicate Washington’s desire to maintain conditions that allow for continued pressure on Damascus.
“We are very definitely worried that the signals from the White House may reflect the same attitude: to preserve the conditions for continuing multi-component pressure on the legitimate authorities in Damascus”, he pointed out, adding that “this is the moment we don’t agree and we can’t agree with the United States on the situation.”
He said that Moscow “would not like new complications” on the Syria issue, touting the work that “has been done at the level of the leadership of Russia and Turkey in recent days.”
“The results of the negotiations in Sochi should not tempt anyone to reformat or change something again,” Ryabkov emphasised. From Sputnik
Stories like the one I’m about to share with you HERE disgust me as an American and as a believer in Jesus Christ. However facts are facts and the truth can be ugly. America has needed to face these ugly truths for quite some time. The war in Afghanistan has been the longest in American history and yet you hardly hear a peep about it on the news. Now supposedly there’s peace on the horizon between the Afghan government, the USA and the Taliban.
This “peace process” is nothing more than the US trying to get out without anymore casualties while trying also save face. The national government that they put into place won’t be able to stand without the US backing them up. According to this story the Taliban aren’t really obligated to much other than letting the US leave without more casualties. I suppose they (the US) also want some guarantees the opium will continue to flow uninterrupted. How that works out remains to be seen but it has been a huge cash cow for black ops.
You see the opium trade was almost wiped out under the Taliban. They wanted nothing to do with it due to their version of Sharia law. Once the USA went in there back in 2001 the opium trade started to explode once again. Once that began some US combat troops where assigned to watch over acres of poppy fields. Very little of that news was able to trickle out but then along came Pat Tillman. He was a star NFL defensive player but decided to give that up to serve his country after 9-11. He was killed by “friendly fire” and the US Army has changed it’s story multiple times. The rumor is that he was going to expose what was really going on in the “war on terror” in Afghanistan and the Bush administration wasn’t going to let that happen. You can watch his story HERE and decide for yourself if you’re not familiar with it.
Now here we are 18 years later and we have to ask ourselves what did we accomplish? It’s almost a mirror image of 1975 as the North Vietnamese were closing in on Saigon. The videos of the US helicopters taking off with people hanging off the skids are still haunting to this day. Now we are seeing history repeat itself in Afghanistan. The videos maybe won’t be as dramatic but we’re going to be leaving behind a war torn nation that will be worse off than when we came. The Taliban will overrun the national government in short order, probably weeks. The status quo from before the US went in will be re-established and all of it will have been for nothing. The Afghans aren’t better off and now they will be abandoned by the world once again. The US has spent billions of taxpayer dollars and lost over 3,400 lives with many more wounded and maimed for life. The cost continues at 22 veteran suicides and counting daily.
The only ones who will have benefited from all of this war will have been the military industrial complex, the bankers, the spooks (CIA,MI6 ETC) the contractors and of course the drug lords. Everyone else loses in war. Everyone. It always takes the highest toll from the civilian population both in blood and in coin. We in the US are paying the price in not just taxes but a crumbling infrastructure and a rapidly decaying social structure. We stand on the precipice of possible civil war whereas 18 years ago on 9-11 we were supposedly united. How ironic, dontcha think?
I rambled on a bit more than I thought I would but it’s time we face the hard truth about this war and others like it. The US has no right to keep imposing it’s will on everyone else and face no repercussions. You can bet your bottom dollar that those repercussions will be coming. God is not mocked. He will repay the US and others (Israel, Saudi Arabia) for their war crimes and other numerous crimes against humanity. I’m not looking forward to that day and I mourn for the USA I used to know. Yes I know it was the great “experiment” but it’s too bad it didn’t last. Now the US has become a police state in every sense of the word and this “war on terror” hasn’t benefited anyone but those in charge.
God bless and stay prayed up and prepped up! The King of Kings and Lord of Lords return is soon at hand! Revelation 3:3.
Folks if you haven’t done so already, the time to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior is NOW! The entire world sits on the brink of war not only in China but India/Pakistan, Ukraine/Russia and many wars raging in Yemen, Africa and on it goes. This will continue to increase in frequency and intensity quite a bit over the next few weeks. Please stay prayed up and Prepped up and if you don’t know Jesus NOW is the time!
From Zerohedge…Update 2: – China’s central bank has confirmed that it is, indeed, on, saying that it is able to keep the yuan exchange rate at a reasonable and balanced level – whatever that means – while acknowledging that the Yuan plunging beyond 7 per dollar is due to market supply and demand, trade protectionism and expectations on additional tariffs on Chinese goods.
Meanwhile, resorting to its old, tired and worn out tricks, Dow Jones reports that the PBOC will crack down on short-term Yuan speculation, and anchor market expectations.
Which is great… if only the PBOC didn’t say exactly the same back in May, when it warned currenct traders that those “shorting the yuan will inevitably suffer from a huge loss.“
Three months later, it’s currency traders 1 – Beijing 0.
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Update 1 – China is firing all the big guns tonight, because just an hour after Beijing effectively devalued the yuan, when it launched the latest currency war with the US, Bloomberg reported that the Chinese government has asked its state-owned enterprises “to suspend imports of U.S. agricultural products after President Donald Trump ratcheted up trade tensions with the Asian nation last week.”
China’s state-run agricultural firms have now stopped buying American farm goods, and are waiting to see how trade talks progress.
Translation: trade talks, even the fake kind, is now over, dead and buried, and the only question is how Trump will react.
For the rest of the story, go to Zero Hedge HERE.
By Alison Weir
An article in the Times of Israel reports that “Jewish leaders are meeting with Senate Democrats today.” According to the report, this is an annual event. A quarter of the Senate was in attendance (see list below).
All except one of the organizations represented by the Jewish leaders at the meeting advocate for Israel.
Several of the organizations participating are focused on preventing the erosion of support for Israel among Democratic voters. Recent polls show that the large majority of progressive Americans now support Palestinian human rights.
Many of the meeting participants, both Senators and Jewish leaders, are particularly known for their pro-Israel work. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calls himself a “guardian of Israel.”
To see the list of Senators who were in attendance, check out the rest of the story here: IsraelPalestinenews.org
125 Iranian officials were said to be arrested, charged with espionage in an attempt to neutralize them
Secret meetings between US government officials and Iranian officials took place last week at a hotel in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region in Iraq, sources informed i24NEWS, as the Iranian regime shows signs of a nascent upheaval.
The Iranian delegation, which has at times been at odds with government policy, was headed by the grandson of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, Hassan Khomeini, and also included two officials from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as well as Iraj Masjedi, Iran’s special envoy to Iraq.
Iran has reportedly been contacting Kurdish opposition parties based in Iraq, but the talks remained “useless,” according to internal Iranian sources who informed i24NEWS’ senior political correspondent Christian Malard.
“The Iranian Communist Party”, one of the Kurdish opposition parties, announced that some of the major Kurdish parties have been secretly meeting with the Iranian officials for the past two years under the monitoring of a Norwegian NGO, which identity the party refused to reveal.
Sources suggest that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, especially its Basij forces — one of the five forces of the IRGC — have experienced division, suggesting Iran’s leadership is working to counter a budding soft coup.
125 Iranian officials were said to be arrested recently and charged with espionage in an attempt to neutralize them for purportedly turning their backs on the regime.
Many others have been removed from their official posts or simply disappeared from the public eye without any explanation, such as Gen. Ali Nasiri, who has likely been detained, according to sources, while others were killed in assassination plots that include fatal medical injections and car “accidents”.
During the secret talks, American officials stayed at the same hotel in Erbil as Saudi officials who were later relocated away from the negotiation venue.
Back in May, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said he would send delegations to both Washington and Tehran in order to calm tensions.
In March, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani made his first official visit to Iraq, despite pressure from Washington for Baghdad to limit ties with its neighbor.
Read more at i24