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Israel Threatens to Attack All of Lebanon, Reveals S-300-Evading Missile

  • Israel Threatens to Attack All of Lebanon, Reveals S-300-Evading Missile
    by Tel Aviv – Nazir Magally, https://aawsat.com/english
    Despite the complete calm on the Lebanese-Syrian and Lebanese-Israeli borders an Israeli military commander warned on Thursday that the whole of Lebanon will not be spared should a new war erupt with the Hezbollah party.

    “It would be wise to declare war on Lebanon to demonstrate the price they will have to pay, should Hezbollah attack,” outgoing head of Israel’s Northern Command, General Yoel Strick told ynet news. “It would be a mistake separating Hezbollah from the rest of Lebanon since it is a political player and part of the establishment.”

    On Hezbollah’s alleged plans to infiltrate Israel’s northern border, he said that the destruction of tunnels the party had dug under the border with Lebanon has not deterred its plans.

    “We, of course, will not let that happen. We will foil those plans. This is not only a threat to us but also an opportunity, since they have diverted their best fighters to the South. We will face them and I have no doubt of the outcome,” Strick warned.

    He refused to confirm that all of Hezbollah’s tunnels have been destroyed, adding: “In my profession, there is no certainty, so I will say as far as I am aware – with the means available to us I can say with a high degree of confidence that the threat from attack tunnels has been removed. Can they be developed again? I hope not.”

    In December, Israel accused Hezbollah of digging cross-border tunnels into its territory from southern Lebanon and launched an operation to destroy them. According to the army, Hezbollah had planned to use the tunnels to kidnap or kill civilians or soldiers, and to seize a slice of Israeli territory in the event of any hostilities.

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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.

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April 23, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

France Warned Lebanon of Possible Israeli Attack – Report

  • France Warned Lebanon of Possible Israeli Attack – Report
    by YASSER OKBI/MAARIV, https://www.jpost.com/
    Paris expressed concern regarding reports of precision-guided missiles on Lebanese soil, which Israel may strike at.

    France warned Lebanon that Israel would attack precision-guided rocket systems belonging to Hezbollah, according to a report Saturday in the Holland-based paper Al-Hayat. The paper quoted Arab diplomatic sources as saying that “The French- who have so far been content as observers- inserted themselves into the Iranian line tightening around Syria and Lebanon, including Hezbollah, and joined in the escalating tone of American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,” after they understood the Americans were serious about ramping up sanctions on Iran.

    According to the sources, Paris expressed concern regarding reports of precision-guided missiles on Lebanese soil. The reports were sent by Israel to the French and to the Americans.

    “France considers it Lebanon’s responsibility to take steps to ensure that precision-guided rocket systems” will not have a presence in the country, said one source, “since Israel will not stand by the establishment of such systems with Iranian support.” The source emphasized that France is moving closer to the American position in Syria, therefore it is also concerned about the situation in Lebanon.

    Earlier this week, it was reported that the Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil met with a senior Israeli official in Moscow, and discussed issues of borders, the Syrian war and Iranian weapons factories in Lebanon.

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

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April 22, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nasrallah Warns of War This Summer, Worries He Could be Killed – Report

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/11/israel-leadership-talks-up-another-war-with-hezbollah-lebanon

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  • Nasrallah Warns of War This Summer, Worries He Could be Killed – Report
    by TZVI JOFFRE, https://www.jpost.com/
    Sources from within Hezbollah have denied the report, saying that all of it is a “fabric of the writer’s imagination,” according to Lebanon 24 news. Nasrallah will speak on Monday.

    Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned top military commanders in a private meeting this week that there will be a war with Israel this summer and that he may not be around to support them, according to Elijah J. Magnier, a writer for the Kuwaiti Al Rai news.

    “I may not remain among you for very long; it is possible that the entire first level of leadership could be killed, including myself,” Nasrallah reportedly told the commanders. “Measures and procedures have already been taken to be ready even if this extreme case happens.”

    Al Rai is Kuwait’s daily newspaper. Surveys by the Washington-based Intermedia group have ranked the paper one among Kuwaiti newspapers. 

    Nasrallah reportedly said that he expects the war to take everybody by surprise, like the 2006 Lebanon War. “Israel can surprise us all like it did in Gaza in 2008 with the objective of removing the threat on its borders once and for all,” Nasrallah stated. “This is what our people should know, and they should from now on be prepared for the worse-case scenario.”

    According to the report, Hezbollah believes that Israel will evacuate Israeli settlements near the Lebanese border to prevent the possibility of kidnappings. 
    A “knowledgeable source” told Magnier that “this is the first time Sayyed Nasrallah has offered such a bleak perspective, raising the chances of war with Israel from 50/50 to 70/30.”

    Magnier also claims that Nasrallah believes that other countries, including the USA, the UK and many Arab states could take part in an upcoming conflict.

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/an-israel-hezbollah-war-could-easily-draw-in-iran-us-intel-official-warns/

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https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-us-operation-juniper-cobra-a-harbinger-of-war-on-syria-hezbollah/238768/

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https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Theodor_Herzl

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April 22, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Declare War on Lebanon, Take Out Syria’s S-300s’: Outgoing Israeli General on Handling Neighbors

https://twitter.com/YiddishNews/status/1093888318591418369

  • ‘Declare War on Lebanon, Take Out Syria’s S-300s’: Outgoing Israeli General on Handling Neighbors
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Israel has the full arsenal needed to take on Hezbollah in Lebanon and eliminate the Iranian threat in Syria, the outgoing IDF Northern Command chief boasted, warning Damascus against using S-300s to protect its sovereignty.

    “If our freedom of movement is threatened, we will remove the threat. We know how to do that,”
    General Yoel Strick told Ynet News, adding that Israel will soon introduce “advanced weapons systems” to ensure it can continue to violate neighboring states’ airspace and to strike targets in Syria with impunity.


    If the Syrians employ Russian S-300s against our planes, and we take them out, it will be seen as a legitimate move on our part.

    While acknowledging that such a drastic move might damage Tel Aviv’s relations with Moscow, Strick expressed hope that it wouldn’t come to that. Moscow had supplied the Arab Republic with S-300 air defense systems following the downing of a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane with 15 airmen on board in mid-September, during an Israeli raid.


    Moscow also warned Israel that it will suppress all satellite navigation, radars and communications systems of combat planes over the Mediterranean Sea if their maneuvers threaten Russian forces. Since then, Israel has been staging its intrusions via Lebanon, where the Jewish State is trying to keep Hezbollah in check.

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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.

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

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/Default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=33573

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180309-official-israel-army-preparing-for-war-on-six-fronts/

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April 22, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News Analysis: Netanyahu’s Victory to Witness More Confrontation with Palestinians, Possible War Against Lebanon

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

  • News Analysis: Netanyahu’s Victory to Witness More Confrontation with Palestinians, Possible War Against Lebanon
    by Dana Halawi, http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/index.htm
    BEIRUT, April 11 (Xinhua) — Local analysts agree that as Israel’s Blue and White alliance led by Benny Gantz has conceded the electoral race, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is inching closer to forming a government for a fifth time.

    Under his government, with the right-wing parties who are backing Netanyahu, conflicts will increase between Israel and Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, experts said.

    “The political base inside Israel has shifted to the right. Today, everybody in Israel is speaking about security and there is no mention whatsoever for the peace process, the two-state solution or other economic issues that used to be a slogan carried by the left wing,” said Sami Nader, director of Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs in Lebanon, adding that the priority for the right-wing parties is the security of Israel.

    Nader explained that Netanyahu not only transformed the Likud Party into a party defending the Jewish identity and security but also shifted the focus from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the confrontation with Iran. “This would say that the confrontation with Iran will witness more tension. It will increase and get sour,” he said.

    Nader added that the U.S. President Donald Trump’s designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization one day ahead of the Israeli elections was meant to support Netanyahu in his electoral campaign. Moreover, Nader said that the chances of a war at present are greater than the past.

    “Now that the elections are over, Netanyahu has nothing to lose. He can deal with the threat by waging a quick war that may include Lebanon as well,” Nader said, adding that Israel will go into a long and exhausting war. It tried in its 2006 war against Lebanon but failed to reach its objectives.

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April 13, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Secret Document Reveals Plans For Civil War In Lebanon, Israeli False Flags, & Invasion

https://www.aljadeed.tv/arabic/news/news-reports/02042019

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  • Secret Document Reveals Plans For Civil War In Lebanon, Israeli False Flags, & Invasion
    by Randi Nord via GeopoliticsAlert.com, via https://www.zerohedge.com/
    During his visit with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, Lebanese President Michael Aoun reportedly received a US-Israeli document detailing plans for creating a civil war in Lebanon with covert false flag operations and possible Israeli invasion.

    Although the source of the document is Israeli and created in partnership with Washington, no one knows who presented it to Aoun. The Lebanese TV station, Al-Jadeed, initially reported the document on Lebanese TV and a video on its website. Geopolitics Alert translated the report for this article.

    Israel and the United States Foment Civil War in Lebanon
    The document details American plans to splinter the Lebanese Internal Security Forces, a domestic institution separate from the Lebanese Army. The plans involve Washington investing 200 million dollars into the Internal Security Forces (ISF) under the guise of keeping the peace but with the covert goal of creating sectarian conflict against Hezbollah with 2.5 million specifically dedicated to this purpose.

    The document states the ultimate goal is to destabilize the country by creating a civil war in Lebanon which will “help Israel on the international scene.” The United States and Israel plan to accomplish this by supporting “democratic forces,” sounding remarkably similar to the same strategy used in Syria, Libya, Venezuela, and elsewhere.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/11/israel-leadership-talks-up-another-war-with-hezbollah-lebanon

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http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/10/israeli-education-minister-next-lebanon-war-must-target-civilians/

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April 8, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pres. Aoun Says Trump’s Golan Decision Threat to Lebanese Sovereignty

  • PressTV Published on Apr 2, 2019
    President Michel Aoun says Lebanon has been seriously threatened by the recent U-S decision to recognize the co-called Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Israel has occupied several Lebanese areas, including the Shebaa Farms, which lies in the northern Golan.

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April 3, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

West Bank Next on US Recognition List, Nasrallah Warns

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/UN-expert-Israel-moving-closer-to-formal-West-Bank-annexation-561314

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  • West Bank Next on US Recognition List, Nasrallah Warns
    by https://www.presstv.com/
    Hezbollah warns that the United States could next choose to recognize Israel’s “sovereignty” over the Tel Aviv-occupied West Bank unless the Arab world springs to action.

    The Lebanese resistance movement’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah issued the caution during a speech on Tuesday.

    “When the entire world allows [US President Donald] Trump to declare [Jerusalem] al-Quds as Israel’s eternal capital, and especially the Arab world remains silent, this opens the way for all US violations,” he said.

    “When institutions and International laws fail to serve the American agenda and their interest, they just simply disregard it in all disrespect, and what is called ‘the international community’ is not able to protect any right of the people whatsoever, including land ownership and sovereignty, taking back conquered land like what happened in Golan or what happened before that in (Jerusalem) al-Quds,” Nasrallah said.

    Trump recognized the holy city, which the Israeli regime occupied as part of the Palestinian territory of the West Bank during a war in 1967, as Israel’s “capital” in late 2017. On Monday, the US president took his second most controversial pro-Israeli action during his tenure by recognizing the regime’s “sovereignty” over Syria’s Golan Heights. Tel Aviv occupied the latter territory during the same war.

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

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.middleeastmonitor.com/20180228-israel-justice-minister-urges-annexation-of-most-of-west-bank/

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http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Government-okays-bill-that-advances-West-Bank-annexation-543619

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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/netanyahu-settlement-annexation-being-discussed-with-u-s-1.5810341

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5382207/Israels-Netanyahu-says-discussing-settlement-annexation-U-S.html

ie. Annexation of West Bank. Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180115-pa-confirms-that-abu-dis-offered-as-future-palestinian-capital/

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http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Likud-central-body-to-push-for-annexation-of-entire-West-Bank-520272

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March 30, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘US Decision on Golan Heights is Highway to War’: Russian Duma Speaker

  • ‘US Decision on Golan Heights is Highway to War’: Russian Duma Speaker
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The US decision to recognize the Golan Heights as Israel’s territory was taken bypassing the UN Security Council and ignoring the UN dialogue on the issue, said Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russia’s Lower House.

    “All members of the international community should voice their stand on the matter,”
    he said during the meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun. Such a development could lead to a situation where “everyone is fighting each other,” he stressed. “The rule of force would dominate. This is a highway to war.”

    On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed a declaration recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, seized by Israel from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967 and formally annexed by the Jewish state in 1981.

    In response to the US decision the UN reminded that the UN Security Council in a December 1981 resolution called Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights “null and void and without international legal effect” and this position hasn’t changed. Russia, Turkey, and the Arab League have also condemned the move.

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March 28, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Israel Planning to Seize the Middle East? Are Christian Zionists Pushing for a War in the Middle East?

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.

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

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/idf-simulates-multi-front-war-in-which-russia-intervenes-over-syria-1.5910678

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http://www.israeltoday.co.il/Default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=33573

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180309-official-israel-army-preparing-for-war-on-six-fronts/

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180327-only-a-matter-of-time-before-israel-military-confrontation-with-gaza/

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March 21, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff: Don’t Mess with Hezbollah! Ex-KGB Agent on Skripal Poisonings

  • goingundergroundRT Published on Mar 4, 2019
    On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson who discusses a variety of issues such as the recent India-Pakistan conflict in Kashmir, Hezbollah’s designation as a terror organisation by the UK and why the US should not fight Hezbollah, Israeli nuclear weapons, regime change in Venezuela and how the US hasn’t learned the lessons of regime change! Next we speak to ex-KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev on the Skripal poisonings and why he thinks the official narrative of the Skripal poisonings.

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March 11, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Netanyahu in Moscow Tells Putin Israel Will Continue Hitting Iran in Syria

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-tells-putin-israel-will-continue-to-take-action-against-iran-in-syria/

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

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/outgoing-army-chief-israel-attacked-thousands-of-iranian-targets-in-syria-1.6829836

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https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/israel-admits-to-syria-strike-in-first-we-hit-live-iranian-targets-1.6007914

The part about the Iranian drone command centre is suspect IMO. Ie. it smells like baloney to sell the idea that Iran is an aggressive enemy out to attack Israel. Click on image for article.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-chief-acknowledges-long-claimed-weapons-supply-to-syrian-rebels/

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https://www.rt.com/news/448685-israel-syria-strikes-eizenkot/

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https://www.rt.com/news/448818-israel-arming-rebels-admission/

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https://www.haaretz.com/amp/middle-east-news/.premium-israel-just-admitted-arming-anti-assad-syrian-rebels-big-mistake-1.6894850

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

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

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

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http://news.antiwar.com/2016/06/21/israeli-intel-chief-we-dont-want-isis-defeated-in-syria/

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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/188359#.VUw0TPmqqkr

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http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/New-UN-report-reveals-collaboration-between-Israel-and-Syrian-rebels-383926

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/01/amid-new-threat-war-former-mossad-chief-admits-israel-had-2011-plan-attack-iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with press following a meeting with Oman’s top diplomat, in Warsaw, Poland, on February 13. Israel has attempted to break its traditional feud with Arab states in order to unite in the face of what it perceives as threats from Iran.
ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PRESS OFFICE/SOCIAL MEDIA

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-not-israel-faces-an-existential-threat/

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http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/article57953.ece

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-israel-to-deploy-nuclear-armed-submarines-off-iran-coast-1.293005

Who is threatening whom with nuclear destruction? Click on image for article.

March 1, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

With Oil, Water and Iran as Targets, US on Brink of Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights — War Provocation

  • With Oil, Water and Iran as Targets, US on Brink of Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
    by Whitney Webb, https://www.mintpressnews.com/
    Israel is now pushing for the U.S. to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan for fear of losing it completely, even though such recognition could result in an all-out war between Israel and Syria, as well as with Syrian allies such as Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

    WASHINGTON — new bill recently introduced in the Senate, along with its companion bill in the House, would result in the United States government recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over Syria’s Golan Heights, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967. The territory was later annexed in 1981, but the international community — including the United States — has not recognized Israel’s claim to the Syrian territory.

    In addition, the bill would also promote the U.S. conducting “joint projects” with Israel in the Golan, including “industrial research and development.” This is sure to result in joint U.S.-Israeli efforts to extract the large oil reserves recently discovered in the Golan Heights, as the rights to extract that oil were granted to the joint U.S.-Israeli venture Genie Energy soon after its discovery was made public.

    The move to introduce legislation regarding the contested territory has been hinted at for months by top Israeli officials, especially following the decision of the Trump administration to unilaterally recognize the city of Jerusalem as belonging exclusively to Israel and as being that country’s capital.

    Working the Iran angle
    Last May, Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told Reuters that Washington’s endorsement of Israel’s control of the Golan Heights was now “topping the agenda” in bilateral diplomatic talks between the two countries, and that such a move would likely come within a matter of months, though it apparently took longer than Katz had originally anticipated.

    Katz also had stated that U.S. recognition of the Golan was being peddled to the Trump administration as a way to further counter Iran, the goal that has now become the guiding force behind President Donald Trump’s Middle East policy. In addition, Katz had stated that bilateral discussions regarding U.S. recognition of the Golan had vastly expanded to involve various levels of the U.S. administration as well as several Congressmen.

    The effort to which Katz alluded last year appears to have paid off in the form of the recently introduced bills in both the House and the Senate. The Senate bill was introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is the top Republican recipient of pro-Israel lobby contributions in the U.S. Senate, and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who is also heavily funded by the pro-Israel lobby. Indeed, Cotton receivedover $700,000 from the Emergency Committee for Israel in 2014 and nearly $1 million from that same group a year later.

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.641334

Jews do run America! Don’t take my word for it. Read what they say themselves. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is Satanic ie. of the Synagogue of Satan. Click on image for article.

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

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

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

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March 1, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Says It Cannot Rule Out Possibility of War with Israel

  • Iran Says It Cannot Rule Out Possibility of War with Israel
    by https://www.timesofisrael.com/
    Foreign minister Zarif accuses Jerusalem of ‘adventurism’ with its campaign of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, and cautions situation could deteriorate

    Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel of “adventurism” with its campaign of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, and said he could not rule out the possibility that they could lead to a war between the Mideast arch-foes.

    Speaking to the German Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, Mohammad Javad Zarif said Israel constantly violated Syrian and Lebanese sovereignty, while Iran was in Syria at the invitation of the Assad government.

    Israel has carried out dozens of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria in a bid to prevent Iran from entrenching itself in the country and transferring advanced weapons to the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon. Zarif said the Israeli strikes could lead to war.

    “There is adventurism on Israel’s side, and adventurism is always dangerous,” Zarif told the newspaper in an interview to be published on Thursday, according to Reuters. Asked if he saw an emerging military conflict between Iran and Israel, Zarif said, “I do not, but we cannot exclude the possibility.”

    On Sunday, Zarif had warned 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,”  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. “Israeli behavior is putting international law on the shelf, US behavior is putting international law on the shelf,” he said.

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

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February 22, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Iran Says It Cannot Rule Out Possibility of War with Israel

Spotlight: Will Israel Wage War on Lebanon Amid Recent Regional Tension?

  • Spotlight: Will Israel Wage War on Lebanon Amid Recent Regional Tension?
    by http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/newchina/index.htm
    BEIRUT, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — Lebanese political analysts are divided on the possibility of Israel waging a war against Lebanon after the recent discovery of tunnels extending from Lebanon to northern Israel and the formation of a new government in Lebanon.

    Hilal Khashan, chair of the Political Studies Department at the American University of Beirut, believes Israel is unlikely to attack Hezbollah in Lebanon for the moment.”The Americans did not give Israel the green light to attack Lebanon,” Khashan told Xinhua. A few days ago, the U.S. government voiced its concerns about Hezbollah’s participation in the new cabinet in Lebanon.

    A U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Lebanese daily newspaper Al Joumhouria, said the United States is worried about the role of Hezbollah in the new cabinet, especially the fact that the group dominates the Health Ministry which has the country’s biggest budget.

    However, according to Khashan, Hezbollah did not appoint the health minister in order to avoid the negative repercussions of such a move from the West.Hezbollah will also try its best to maintain the conflicts with Israel within the Syrian territory, Khashan noted. “I do not think Hezbollah will attack Israel from Lebanon. This will be a major escalation that Lebanese people cannot tolerate,” he said.

    In fact, the Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah declared recently that his group will not start a war with Israel, but will defend itself with all its power if Israel attacks Lebanon first.Nevertheless, Khashan did not completely rule out the possibility of an Israeli war against Lebanon.

    On Dec. 4, the Israeli army launched the Northern Shield operation to “locate and thwart” the tunnels allegedly dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon to northern Israel.Since then, the Israelis have been talking frequently about Hezbollah’s threats against Israeli sovereignty and Iran’s control of Lebanese policies, as Iran has been a long-time ally of Hezbollah.

    Israel’s statements concerning Hezbollah have become so “tough” that no one can predict what the Israelis want to do, Khashan said.The Israelis are no longer trying to cover up their attacks on Hezbollah and Iranian targets in Syria, signalling no fear of escalation in the region, he added.

    If the Iranians publicly oppose the Israeli statements and threaten the Israelis, “things can get out of control,” Khashan said, adding that Israel may be waiting for Iran to make such a move as an excuse to go for a war in Syria and Lebanon.

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