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Iranian FM Zarif Says Israel ‘Looking for War’ l Al Jazeera English

  • Zarif is correct in asserting both USA and Israel are violating international law with their unprovoked attacks on Syria and directly supporting terrrorists in their war against Syria.
  • Iran’s Zarif says there is ‘great risk’ of war with Israel
    by https://www.timesofisrael.com/
    Iranian FM tells Munich Security Conference that Jerusalem is using bombing raids in Syria to instigate conflict, flouting international law along with US.

    Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday that Jerusalem is “looking for war” and that the behavior of Israel and the United States was increasing the prospects of a conflict. “Certainly, some people are looking for war… Israel,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told participants at the Munich Security Conference, according to the Reuters news agency.

    Zarif said that Israel was violating international law by carrying out bombing raids in Syria, and called on European powers and the US to hold Israel to account for its actions. “The risk [of war] is great. The risk will be even greater if you continue to turn a blind eye to severe violations of international law.

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Tensions Rising Between India, Pakistan

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Robert David Steele: What Trump’s About To Do Is SHOCKING!

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Iran’s Zarif Warns: Great Risk of War With Israel

http://www.threeworldwars.com/albert-pike2.htm

  • Iran’s Zarif Warns: Great Risk of War With Israel
    by  and , via https://www.haaretz.com/
    Also speaking at Munich Security Conference, Qatari foreign minister says no ties with Israel until Palestinian issue resolved

    Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its behavior and that of the United States was increasing the chances of a clash in the region. “Certainly, some people are looking for war … Israel,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the Munich Security Conference.

    Accusing Israel of violating international law after bombing campaigns in Syria, Zarif also criticized European powers for not calling out Israel and the United States for their behavior in the region. Zarif accused Israel of violating Syria and Lebanon’s sovereignty.

    Zarif also adressed Iran’s military presence in Syria, saying that the Islamic Republic was invited there by the Assad regime for one sole purpose: Fighting terror. “The risk (of war) is great. The risk will be even greater if you continue to turn a blind eye to severe violations of international law. Israeli behavior is putting international law on the shelf, U.S. behavior is putting international law on the shelf,” Zarif said.

    Zarif, who said Iran was committed to a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers for now, also accused France, Britain and Germany of not doing enough to ensure Tehran received the economic benefits of that accord.

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February 18, 2019 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Next War on Gaza Must Be the Last, Former Israeli Minister Says

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/hexagram-star-of-david-or-star-of-lucifer/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

  • Next War on Gaza Must Be the Last, Former Israeli Minister Says
    by https://www.presstv.com/
    Former Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Avigdor Lieberman has repeated his aggressive rhetoric against the Gaza Strip, saying the next war on Palestinian resistance movements operating inside the besieged coastal enclave “must be the last.”

    Lieberman said on Thursday that a recent Israeli military intelligence assessment indicated that the Israeli regime is likely to launch a major offensive against Palestinians either in Gaza or the occupied West Bank within the next 12 months. He asserted that the assessment “is completely consistent with my assessments over the past year.”

    “The question now is not ‘Will there be another confrontation with Hamas in the Gaza Strip?’ but rather ‘When will this happen?'” Lieberman said.

    The 60-year-old leader of Yisrael Beiteinu political party also took jibes at the Israeli regime, claiming that it is “strengthening” Palestinian resistance groups through not launching a war on Gaza and easing sanctions against the sliver.

    Lieberman went on to say that the transfer of Qatari funds and fuel to Gaza in addition to the expansion of its fishing area all serve to strengthen Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas resistance movement.

    The former Israeli minister of military affairs highlighted that public support for Hamas is increasing both in Gaza and the West Bank.

    “The next confrontation must be the last confrontation. We must strike a hard and disproportionate blow on Hamas – completely break their willpower to continue to fight against us and destroy their belief that they could ever defeat us,” Lieberman said.

    Lieberman resigned from his post on November 14 last year, less than a day after Hamas and other resistance factions agreed to an Egypt-brokered ceasefire with Israel in Gaza. Announcing his decision in a news conference, the hawkish Israeli official described Gaza truce as “a capitulation to terror.”

    Lieberman also vehemently objected to Israel’s allowing Qatar to deliver $15 million to the financially-crippled strip to pay the salaries of government workers and civil servants last week.

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/kfir-brigade-simulates-war-in-gaza-ahead-of-deployment-there-next-year/

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https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/israel-concludes-wargames-simulating-conflict-with-gaza-3467785

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https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IDFs-largest-battalion-trains-for-war-in-Gaza-573115

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-says-war-in-gaza-approaching-communities-near-strip-could-be-evacuated/

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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201807281066760857-israel-gaza-full-scale-war-danger/

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https://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Intelligence-Report-A-shaky-ceasefire-563398

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https://sputniknews.com/military/201807181066451127-israel-gaza-offensive/

Using flaming kites/balloons to attack Israel is Bullshit war propaganda. Is it even workable? If the Palestinians really are launching hundreds of rockets at Israel why would they attack Israel using unworkable flaming kites/balloons? Why not just use their rockets? It is all Zionist BULLSHIT war propaganda. Click on image for article.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/the-fulfilment-of-revelation-12-the-plan-to-force-palestinians-into-sinai/

The Palestinians are the REAL Jews of the Bible!
Remember: Revelation 12:6 (CEV) 6 The woman ran into the desert to a place that God had prepared for her. There she would be taken care of for one thousand two hundred sixty days.”
The Sinai peninsula is a desert. Click on image for article!

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180213-sinai-is-being-cleared-for-the-deal-of-the-century/

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=32900

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

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IDF Conducts Massive Drill to ‘Simulate Conditions of War with Hezbollah’

  • Zionist war propaganda, war mongering.
  • IDF Conducts Massive Drill to ‘Simulate Conditions of War with Hezbollah’
    by TOI STAFF, https://www.timesofisrael.com/ , 15 Feb 2019
    As Lebanese terror group’s fighters return from Syria, IDF tank brigade commander says army must prepare to deal with their improved military techniques.

    The army conducted a massive drill over the last week which was designed to train soldiers for combat operations in topographical conditions similar to those in Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces said Friday.

    The exercise was the largest one carried out by the 401st Brigade of the Armored Corps in recent years, according to Channel 12 news. The soldiers carried out drills in coordination with the Israeli Air Force, as well as the engineering and intelligence corps.

    Dozens of tanks, armored personnel carriers and helicopters were deployed in the training zone in the Jordan Valley, the IDF said. The brigade’s commander, Col. Dudu Sonago, said that Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have gained extensive experience and have developed more sophisticated battle techniques after fighting in neighboring Syria’s civil war, at the same time as deepening entrenchment above and below ground in Syria.

    “As the situation in Syria stabilizes, Hezbollah is returning its forces to Lebanon,” Sonago said. “They are no longer a guerrilla organization, but a real army. They fought there in regiments of companies and battalions, very similar to the military,” he told Channel 12.

    “They operate in civilian areas and are ready with a large quantity of anti-tank missiles,” Sonago added. “This is a challenge the IDF must train for.”

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/666-star-of-david-or-star-of-moloch-satanic-hexagram-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/in-syria-israel-secretly-armed-and-funded-12-rebel-groups-1.6462729

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https://www.rt.com/news/437719-jerusalem-post-idf-censor/

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https://sputniknews.com/military/201804051063241037-syrian-army-finds-weapons-stockpile-in-deir-ez-zor/

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https://news.antiwar.com/2018/02/19/israel-arming-at-least-seven-syrian-rebel-groups/

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-defense-minister-says-is-apologized-to-israel-for-november-clash/

ISIS is a creation of western Illuminist agencies: CIA, MI6, Israeli Mossad … ISIS is a Mossad asset not an enemy of Zionist ‘666’ Israel. Click on image for article.

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Real ‘Obscene Masquerade’: How BBC depicted Staged Hospital Scenes as Proof of Douma Chemical Attack

  • Real ‘Obscene Masquerade’: How BBC depicted Staged Hospital Scenes as Proof of Douma Chemical Attack
    by https://www.rt.com/
    In an extraordinary turn of events, corporate media appears to have been exposed again as an extension of state foreign policy, by a member of the establishment media cabal, manufacturing consent for regime change in Syria.

    Riam Dalati is on the BBC production team based in Beirut and describes himself, on his Twitter page, as an “esteemed colleague” of Quentin Sommerville, the BBC’s Middle East correspondent. Dalati broke ranks with his UK Government-aligned media, on Twitter, to announce that “after almost 6 months of investigation, I can prove, without a doubt, that the Douma hospital scene was staged.”

    The scenes in question are those manufactured by the White Helmet pseudo-humanitarian group and activists affiliated to Jaish al-Islam, the extremist armed group in charge of Douma at the time of the alleged chemical weapon attack on April 7, 2018. The scenes of children being hosed down, following a “chemical attack” were immediately accepted as credible and appeared alongside sensationalist headlines in most Western media outlets, including the BBC, CNN and Channel 4. Simon Tisdall of the Guardian wrote an opinion piece, with the headline ‘After Douma the West’s response to Syria regime must be military’ – only two days after Douma, effectively calling for all out war.

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Dave Janda: Globalists Win if MAGA Supporters Walk

  • Dave Janda: Globalists Win if MAGA Supporters Walk
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)
    President Trump’s promised southern border wall is being built with his new emergency executive order that gives him a total of nearly $10 billion for construction costs. Maybe that’s why the globalists in Congress sent President Trump a veto proof bill this week that will make it harder to stop illegal immigration. Dr. Dave Janda from the popular radio show “Operation Freedom” explains what’s going on, “The wall is currently being built. . . . From the wall side, I think he had a win here. However, from the process logistics side, I think he had a loss. There is no other way to look at this. . . . The MAGA army is upset . . . here’s where we lose. If people really do walk away, and they don’t come back and they don’t listen anymore . . . and say I am tuning everything out, are setting themselves up to be some of the first victims of the Deep State. This is a propaganda psyop that the Deep State is trying to run about this bill. Where we also lose is if President Trump supporter’s shut up and don’t say look boss, this was not good. Good job on the wall that is being built and good job on getting the money for the wall, but you messed up on the logistics. . . . You gave human traffickers an opening here, boss (Trump). Whoever told you that you had to sign this bill, never listen to them again.”

    Dr. Janda goes on to say, “You know the part he got right is the part that is getting the most criticism. The part that has gotten the most criticism so far is the part where he declared a national emergency. They say he can’t do that. Yeah, he can.”

    The Democrats want to simply flood the zone with so many illegal voters by the 2020 election that it will be impossible to catch them all. The wall is a huge part of blocking that plan. The Deep State, Democrats and globalists are panicked to stop Trump and want to make his supporters abandon him.

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MSM: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report

  • MSM: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report
    by Bill D’Agostino | February 14, 2019, https://www.newsbusters.org/
    It’s been two days since NBC’s exclusive reporting that the Senate Intelligence Committee has found no material evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and as of yet none of the three major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have given it even a single second of coverage in their evening newscasts. Considering these networks have given the Russia probe a massive 2,202 minutes of airtime, their silence on this major development is deafening.

    MRC analysts examining all coverage on ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News found that those 2,202 minutes spent on the Russia investigation accounted for nearly 19 percent of all Trump-related reporting between January 21, 2017 and February 10, 2019. However none of those three shows have even mentioned the investigation since NBC’s report came out on February 12.

    The situation has been much the same on those networks’ flagship morning shows. Neither CBS This Morning nor NBC’s Today have even acknowledged this new information from Senate investigators since the news broke on February 12. ABC’s Good Morning America briefly touched on it in a news brief totaling less than one minute on February 13.

    In that segment, ABC’s Mary Bruce focused only on the public disagreement between Republican Chairman Richard Burr and Democratic Ranking Member Mark Warner. She failed to acknowledge NBC’s reporting that other Democrats on the Committee had agreed with Burr’s finding that thus far, they had found no direct evidence of collusion.

    NBC’s failure to mention this
     on either Today or the Nightly News is especially egregious, since the story was broken by the network’s own Ken Dilanian on February 12. He wrote:


    After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.

    While Dilanian acknowledged that Ranking Member Warner “disagrees with the way Burr characterized the evidence about collusion,” he added that other Democrats on the Committee “did not dispute Burr’s characterizations, but said they lacked context.”

    Over the past two years, broadcast evening news shows have spent more than 36 hours haranguing viewers about potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Given their keen interest in the subject, you might expect a bipartisan group of investigators finding “no material evidence” of collusion to be newsworthy. But evidently, you’d be wrong.

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Jim Rogers: What if Gold Doesn’t Pullback?

  • SilverDoctors Published on Feb 15, 2019
    The spot price of gold is finishing just over $1320 per troy ounce. Which the silver spot price is closing at $15.84 oz in Fiat Federal Reserve note terms. This week, we have a returning guest, Legendary investor and commodity expert, Jim Rogers joins us from Singapore. Learn what Jim thinks about our potential negative interest rate future ahead, what he will do if gold and the US dollar decouple with out a major pullback in the medium to short-term. And finally we cover some personal news about Jim’s two young daughters who are rising stars in China. Stick around for the clips at the end of the show to see footage of Jim on his motorcycle tour through China in the 1980s as well as hear from 2 of his greatest investments to date. Full SHOW NOTEs:

    https://SDBullion.com/blog/jim-rogers…

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Kashmir Attack: Is Terror Group JeM Pushing India and Pakistan to the Brink of War?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/indian-police-warn-kashmiris-to-prepare-for-nuclear-war-8462251.html

The Illuminati is fomenting a nuclear war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Click on image to goto article.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+6%3A2&version=NKJV

  • Never look at things the way the world presented it to you via the Illuminist MSM. We live in a Satanic world system of LIEs. Terrorism, I have documented this extensively, is a principal tool of the Synagogue of Satan, the Illuminati. It is controlled/maintained/owned mainly by the western Illuminati (ie. the Anglo-American Zionist Illuminati).
  • The Illuminist MSM will tell you it is India vs Pakistan, USA vs China, US+NATO vs Russia …. In reality, it is Satan and his minions vs the Rest of Humanity. What is the mass murder of 44 Indian troops by JeM terror group about? It is to set the path towards nuclear war between Indian and Pakistan as part of the Illuminati’s Satanic WW3 plan. It is about laying the foundation for the coming of the Anti-Christ, the bringer of false peace.
  • Kashmir Attack: Is Terror Group JeM Pushing India and Pakistan to the Brink of War?
    by Kuldip Singh, https://www.scmp.com/week-asia
    * Pakistan-based Jaish e-Mohammed (JeM) has for years sought to end India’s sovereign hold on Jammu and Kashmir
    * The ruling BJP is facing tremendous pressure to take a tough line on Islamabad

    Thursday’s attack on Indian troops in the Kashmir Valley by the Pakistan-based Jaish e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group seems to have been strategically timed and meant to convey a message, ostensibly on behalf of Pakistan.

    The Trump administration has been bent on a military withdrawal from Afghanistan and leaning on Pakistan to pressure the Taliban in peace talks. Pakistan is hosting a meeting next week in Islamabad between the Taliban and the United States before the next round of negotiations in Qatar at the end of the month.

    It is likely Pakistan may use this opportunity to convey a subtle message, as it has done in the past, that it can get away with periodic attacks in Kashmir. JeM has for years sought to end India’s sovereign hold on Jammu and Kashmir.

    Just two months after the September 11 attacks in the United States, the JeM attacked India’s parliament in New Delhi. Experts suggest the US asked India not to retaliate militarily as it would have affected its deployment across several bases in Pakistan for operations in Afghanistan and lead to Islamabad mobilising the army for its own mission instead of helping the US seal the Afghan border.

    Now, Pakistan is also likely to reiterate to the US the pet narrative that militancy in Jammu and Kashmir is a “home-grown disaffection” and cite reports that the car packed with bombs that killed Indian troops was driven by a local youth, Adil Ahmad Dar.

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http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/india-warns-of-nuclear-threat-to-kashmir/story-e6frfkui-1226559588822

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/22/indian-police-warn-kashmir-residents-possible-nuclear-attack-advise-bomb/

The Illuminati is fomenting a nuclear war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Click on image to goto article.

http://www.henrymakow.com/ghandis_role_in_the_illuminati.html

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Why is the US And Its Regional Allies Trying to Play Down Israel’s Occupation of Palestine?

  • PressTV Published on Feb 15, 2019
    The office of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has released a video of a closed-door meeting in which foreign ministers of three Persian Gulf Arab countries, namely, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain defend Israel and play down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They argue that for them Iran and not Israel is the threat.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/is-the-star-of-david-a-jewish-or-biblical-symbol-or-an-occult-satanic-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

https://www.juancole.com/2015/07/amira-blunt-concentration.html

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190208-israel-writer-gaza-is-a-concentration-camp/

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https://electronicintifada.net/content/israels-surprising-best-seller-contradicts-founding-ideology/7753

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/most-palestinians-are-descendants-of-jews/

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https://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/The-lost-Palestinian-Jews

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https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premium-should-palestinians-return-to-judaism-1.6159270

The Palestinians are the REAL Jews of the Bible. Modern non semitic Ashkenazi Jews (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT real Jews, not the descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel. Click on image for article.

https://shavei.org/palestinians-jewish-roots/

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Gold Activated, [CB] Currency Will Enter Crisis Mode: Daniel Ameduri

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Iran’s Zarif Accuses Israel, U.S. of Seeking War

  • Iran’s Zarif Accuses Israel, U.S. of Seeking War
    by John Irish, https://www.reuters.com/
    MUNICH (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the region.

    Addressing the Munich Security Conference, Mohammad Javad Zarif, also criticized the U.S. administration after Vice President Mike Pence this week called on European powers to pullout of the nuclear deal with Iran. Zarif urged France, Germany and Britain to do more to save that accord.

    “Certainly, some people are looking for war … Israel,” Zarif said. “The risk (of war) is great. The risk will be even greater if you continue to turn a blind eye to severe violations of international law.”

    Accusing Israel of violating international law after bombing campaigns in Syria, Zarif criticized European powers for not calling out Israel and the United States for their behavior in the region.

    “Israeli behavior is putting international law on the shelf, U.S. behavior is putting international law on the shelf,” he said. Speaking to his cabinet on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iranian belligerence was the main destabilizing factor in the entire Middle East.

    “We must deny Iran nuclear weaponry and block its military entrenchment in Syria. We will continue taking constant action to ensure Israel’s security,” he said in remarks broadcast on Israeli media.

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/mossad-cia-agree-iran-has-yet-to-decide-to-build-nuclear-weapon-1.419300

Why is genocidal madman Netanyahu screaming for war with Iran? It is all about the global petrodollar hegemony all about the coming Luciferian New World Order!

http://articles.cnn.com/2012-04-25/middleeast/world_meast_israel-iran_1_nuclear-program-energy-and-medical-purposes-nuclear-watchdog

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/9225641/Israel-army-chief-says-Iran-not-building-nuclear-bomb.html

Zionists-NeoCons have been lying about Iran for the better part of 25 years!

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-chief-to-haaretz-i-do-not-believe-iran-will-decide-to-develop-nuclear-weapons-1.426389

What is all the BS about Iran being a nuclear threat? It is pure propaganda and outright lies by the Zionists!

http://972mag.com/colin-powell-gets-real-about-israeli-nukes/121927/

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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160921/1045551459/tehran-israel-nuclear-weapons.html

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/20600-how-to-build-a-nuclear-bomb-scare

Beware of all the Zionist NeoCons pathological lying in the MSM! Click on image for article!

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4517536,00.html

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/11/25/the_real_nuclear_option_israel_iran?page=full

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Netanyahu Is Right: Israel, US Allies at War With Iran

  • Netanyahu Is Right: Israel, US Allies at War With Iran
    by Eli Lake, Bloomberg Opinion, https://www.newsmax.com/
    Just before a U.S.-sponsored conference that was supposed to be about Iran but isn’t, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu changed the subject back again. At the conference in Warsaw, he said, Israel would be meeting in public with Arab foreign ministers “to advance the common interest of war with Iran,” according to a tweet from his office. Yikes. Twitter pounced. Headlines blared.

    The prime minister’s office swiftly erased the tweet and claimed there was a translation error. A new tweet changed “war with Iran” to “combating Iran.” It’s tempting to think of this as a blunder. A better way to see Netanyahu’s tweet is as a so-called Kinsley gaffe, named for the editor Michael Kinsley: when a politician accidentally tells the truth.

    In other words, Netanyahu was right the first time.
    Israel and America’s Arab allies are indeed at war with Iran. And despite efforts this week to entice war-weary European allies to join the effort, for Arab and Israeli delegations the conference was a chance to further coordinate their campaign against Iran.

    Much of this happened behind closed doors. But in his public speech on Thursday here, Vice President Mike Pence hinted at what was going on. Everyone who spoke at the inaugural banquet, he said, talked about the common threat that Iran posed to the region.

    Pence was referring to two panel discussions moderated by Dennis Ross, a former U.S. diplomat. The first panel featured the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). When one was asked about Israel’s airstrikes in Syria, he responded that sovereign states have a right to self-defense, according to two officials in the room.

    A decade ago, it would have been unimaginable for any Arab diplomat to defend Israeli strikes in Syria. To this day, these countries do not formally recognize Israel. But Iranian aggression has given old rivals common cause.

    None of this is surprising. Israel has been bombing Iranian and Hezbollah positions in Syria for years. The outgoing chief of staff for the Israel Defense Forces openly acknowledged this campaign in an interview last month with Bret Stephens of the New York Times.

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http://www.pravdareport.com/hotspots/conflicts/13-03-2018/140334-middle_east-0/

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