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Egyptian President Sisi Ratifies Island Handover to Saudi Arabia

  • Published on Jun 24, 2017
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has ratified a treaty that hands over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Sisi ratified the maritime border treaty days after parliament approved the deal. According to the agreement, Tiran and Sanafir islands will no longer be administered by Egypt and will be transferred to Saudi Arabia. The deal was the subject of a confusing legal battle with one court annulling the treaty and another upholding it. It also fueled widespread public criticism among Egyptians angered over national sovereignty concerns. The agreement also sparked protests and a police crackdown in the country. The transfer deal was signed between President Sisi and Saudi’s King Salman in April 2016.
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170624-saudi-prince-reveals-us-conditions-for-mohamed-bin-salman-to-be-king/

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June 26, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , | Leave a comment

Saudi Prince Reveals ‘US Conditions’ for Mohamed Bin Salman to be King: “… Settle All Gaza Residents in North Sinai …”. The Coming Fulfillment of Revelation 12

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170624-saudi-prince-reveals-us-conditions-for-mohamed-bin-salman-to-be-king/

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http://alwaght.com/en/News/101918/US-Demands-Bin-Salman-Shows-Obedience-to-Israel-before-becoming-Saudi-King

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https://www.richardsilverstein.com/2017/04/15/israeli-chief-rabbis-endorse-ethnic-cleansing-non-jewish-servitude/

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/minister-claims-netanyahu-trump-will-push-for-palestinian-state-in-sinai/

23 Sept 2017 is rapidly approaching. The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is almost here. Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20140909-israeli-right-welcomes-sisis-offer-to-a-palestinian-state-in-sinai/

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https://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2017/02/17/israel-proposes-creation-of-palestinian-state-in-sinai-peninsula

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent. 23 Sept 2017 is rapidly approaching. Click on image for article.

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/israeli-minister-says-netanyahu-and-trump-to-discuss-palestinian-state-in-sinai-and-gaza/

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent. 23 Sept 2017 is rapidly approaching. Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastobserver.org/2017/02/15/israeli-minister-says-netanyahu-trump-will-push-for-a-palestinian-state-in-sinai/

23 Sept 2017 is approaching rapidly! Click on image for article.

https://jpupdates.com/2017/02/14/minister-says-netanyahu-will-push-trump-for-palestinian-state-in-egypt/

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent. Click on image for article.

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.

June 26, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Qatar Blockade: Arab States Give Doha 10 Days to Cut Ties with Iran & Close Turkish Base

  • Published on Jun 23, 2017
    The Arab states which have imposed an economic blockade on Qatar over its alleged financing of terrorism have issued a severe list of demands, which includes giving Doha 10 days to cut ties with Iran, shutting down Al Jazeera, closing a Turkish military base and paying a fine.

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June 24, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turkey Has No Intention of Closing Qatar Base Despite Saudi Ultimatum

  • Turkey Has No Intention of Closing Qatar Base Despite Saudi Ultimatum
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Turkey has no intention of shutting down its brand new military base in Qatar, it said in a rejection of a demand about the small Gulf kingdom voiced by other Arab nations. Ankara says the base benefits the entire Gulf region.

    Closing the Turkish base is reportedly one of 13 moves expected from Doha by a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which last month declared a transport blockade of Qatar and downgraded diplomatic relations with it.

    “If there is such a demand, it will mean interference in bilateral ties,” Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik told the local broadcaster NTV. On Thursday, five armored vehicles and 23 troops arrived in Qatar from Turkey as part of the military cooperation between the two countries. There are already 88 Turkish soldiers stationed in Qatar, and that number is expected to eventually reach 1,000, according to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. The agreement to host a Turkish base in Qatar was signed in 2014.

    “The strengthening of the Turkish base would be a positive step in terms of the Gulf’s security,”
    Isik said. “Re-evaluating the base agreement with Qatar is not on our agenda.”

    The minister added that the base in Qatar benefits the security of the entire region. He added the Arab nations opposing Qatar didn’t send a demand to shut down the base to Turkey directly.

    The rift among the Gulf nations is the latest iteration in a long-standing conflict over a number of issues, including Qatar’s support of the pan-Arab network Muslim Brotherhood, its economic ties with Iran and the influence it has in the Arab world thanks to its state-sponsored news channel Al Jazeera.

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June 24, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Hired Gun: Is War with Iran Now Inevitable Under New Saudi Crown Prince?

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  • Hired Gun: Is War with Iran Now Inevitable Under New Saudi Crown Prince?
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Israel and Washington seem to have been instrumental in the rise of Riyadh’s new leader, a hot-headed young royal who leaves a trail of havoc behind him. But can they control him?

    It almost seems a fitting description of Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman. For those who are only now tuning in to the news from Saudi Arabia, King Salman, 81, gave his court a bit of a surprise when he deposed his nephew Muhammad bin Nayef of all his official duties. In his place, the king installed his son, Mohammad bin Salman, 31, as crown prince and heir apparent to the throne. 

    By most accounts, the young crown prince was, just three years earlier, an entirely obscure figure whose short period as defense minister was marred by several unfortunate setbacks, including billions of dollars lost in Yemen. Then there was the time he threw his weight behind an oil scheme that resulted in an oil price crash, which has left the Saudi economy decimated.

    The new crown prince really does have an awful lot to prove. But that’s not a good thing. Ruthlessly ambitious and an outsider, this makes him dangerous and unpredictable, yet for Donald Trump’s purposes the perfect partner to spearhead his ill-conceived campaign against Iran. Slowly, Trump’s pieces are falling into place in the Middle East, and it is no surprise that the first media in the region to praise Mohammed’s swift takeover of the cherished post was that of Israel.

    Mohammed bin Salman has inherited a country not only at a crossroads in its contemporary history, as it struggles to unshackle itself from oil dependency, but one which appears to be suffocating under its own insecurities, foibles and paranoia. … It’s as though almost everything that Riyadh does outside of its borders just turns to ashes. Syria, Yemen and now Qatar.

    Can this absurdly young, aggressive and outlandish new leader, who will take the reigns under an increasingly despondent and frail father as remaining monarch, really help his country? Or is he doomed to push it into the abyss as many regional commentators fear?

    Salman has a reputation as being anti-establishment and desperate to be seen as a reformer. But his haste was his downfall in the past. Despite being hugely popular and very much seen at home as a modernist – who we should remember took away key powers from the religious police and is throwing his weight behind a modernization plan to drag the country into the 21st century – Mohammed’s bold idea to thunder ahead with a military campaign in Yemen was a great error which his adversaries are only too keen to cautiously point out.

    Never have the Saudis been so up for a scrap with Iran, but paradoxically, so ill-equipped to execute it. The attack on Iran, although carried out by Al-Qaeda, is believed to have been commissioned by Riyadh. But like almost everything they do, it was also poorly timed and misjudged. The Saudis couldn’t have banked on Iran sending over a bevy of missiles precisely targeting Al-Qaeda groups on the ground in Syria. Said by one Iranian commentator to be a ‘slap’ for Saudi Arabia, the message was clear. We can hit your proxies. And if you persist, we can use the same precision missiles against you on your own soil.

    But the strike must have been music to the ears of those in Riyadh and Washington who actually want a tangible justification to begin a military campaign against Iran.

    The crown prince is not merely ambitious. I am told he is ready to do anything to take the Saudi throne when ultimately his father’s health wanes, a claim supported by journalist Jamal Elshayyal of Middle East Eye.

    He is a creation of Washington and Tel Aviv and the recent terrorist attack in Tehran [on June 7, two terrorist attacks were carried out in the Iranian capital, one on the parliament building, and the other at the Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomenei, which left 17 civilians dead and 43 wounded], designed to accelerate the process of his passage to supreme power, under the guise of Trump and Netanyahu. 

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June 23, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia and US in Shootdown Showdown Over Syria – #NewWorldNextWeek

  • Published on Jun 22, 2017
    Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week’s episode:


    Story #1: Saudi King Names Son New Crown Prince, Upending Royal Succession Line 
    http://reut.rs/2sznBf0
    NWNW Flashback: Saudi Arabia Plans $2 Trillion Megafund For Post-Oil Era (Apr. 7, 2016)
    http://bit.ly/1XwyKp8
    The long-term cost of Saudi succession shake-up
    http://bit.ly/2rTrWfG
    PROFILE: New Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef
    http://bit.ly/2sXO20f
    Full text of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030
    http://bit.ly/2sXt9md
    Story #2: World On Precipice As Russia Threatens To Shoot Down U.S. Jets, U.S. Refuses To Back Down
    http://bit.ly/2rREHrq
    Russia is going to target any ‘flying objects’ over Syria where its air force is active
    http://read.bi/2tPZZSA
    Can the U.S. Establish a ‘Deconfliction’ With Russia in Syria? 
    http://bit.ly/2tQ0yM7
    Story #3: CRISPR Gene Editing Can Cause Hundreds Of Unintended Mutations
    http://bit.ly/2sXusRK
    CRISPR-induced mutations – what do they mean for food safety?
    http://bit.ly/2tQ0zzF
    DNA Replication Has Been Filmed For The First Time, And It’s Not What We Expected
    http://bit.ly/2rAftcK
    Scripps Scientists Publish How They Made Bird Flu More Transmissible
    http://bit.ly/2tQfk5L
    Jennifer Lopez Set To Produce NBC Bio-Terror Drama ‘C.R.I.S.P.R.’
    http://bit.ly/2rEwxOH
    #GoodNewsNextWeek: You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Repair (Homeless Beekeeping, Right To Repair, Seed Destructor)
    http://bit.ly/2skVWzS

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June 23, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Science & Technology, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel Deployed 18 Fighter Jets To Saudi Arabia To “Prevent A Coup”: Fars

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-said-to-be-working-with-saudi-arabia-on-iran-strike-plan/

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  • Israel Deployed 18 Fighter Jets To Saudi Arabia To “Prevent A Coup”: Fars
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    While according to the official narrative, the Saudi power transition on Wednesday, when King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced his decision to replace Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz with his own son, Mohammed bin Salman, went smooth and by the numbers, what took place behind the scenes is more interesting.

    Here, events were decidedly more interesting, because as Fars News reports (so take it with a grain of salt), after the decision was announced, the Israeli air force sent 18 of its fighter jets, including F16-I, F15-CD and F16-CD, along with two Gulfstream aircraft, two tanker airplanes and two C130 planes, special for electronic warfare, to Saudi Arabia at the demand of the new crown prince bin Salman to block his cousin (bin Nayef)’s possible measures.

    On the surface, such close ties between the existing Saudi regime and Israel would appear a stretch, although it is far more plausible after this week’s WSJ report that when it comes to the Saudi proxy war, Israel and Saudi Arabia had been alligned from the onset of the Syrian conflict, with Israel secretly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies for years, “a secret engagement in the enemy country’s civil war aimed at carving out a buffer zone populated by friendly forces.”

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http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/10/26/the-doenmeh-the-middle-easts-most-whispered-secret-part-ii.html

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http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/06/the-jewish-roots-of-the-saudi-royal-family-2/

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/saudis-said-to-mull-air-passage-for-israeli-jets-to-attack-iran/

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June 23, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

After Shocking Saudi Shakeup “Not A Question Of If But When New Escalation With Iran Starts”

  • After Shocking Saudi Shakeup “Not A Question Of If But When New Escalation With Iran Starts”
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    Two days ago, when reporting on the surprising “terrorist attempt” by Iran’s National Guard on a major Saudi offshore oilfiled (at least according to Saudi media), we said that “if the Saudi account of events is accurate, and if Iran is indeed preparing to take out Saudi oil infrastructure in retaliation or otherwise, the simmering cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is about to get very hot.” This in turn followed an earlier analysis on the ongoing Syrian war in which we said that “the next major regional conflict appears set to be between Saudi Arabia and Iran. All it needs is a catalyst.”

    That catalyst, according to energy consultancy Petromatrix, may have been revealed overnight with the stunning Saudi royal shakeup in which the King announced he was stripping the current Crown Prince, his nephew Mohamed bin Nayef (MBF), of all titles and obligations, and replacing him with his son Mohamed bin Salman (MBS).

    Summarizing the event, Petromatrix analyst Olivier Jakob wrote that “the day starts with the Saudi Crown Prince sent to retirement and replaced by the deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). MBS was already the strong hand in Saudi Arabia, this latest development, and the purge that goes with it, confirms that he is the de-facto king of Saudi Arabia. Under his watch, Saudi Arabia has developed aggressive foreign policies (Yemen, Qatar…) and he has not been shy about making strong statements against Iran.”

    The punchline: “with MBS now having greater control of Saudi Arabia and with Jared Kushner having a large control of the White House it is not really a question of if but rather of when a new escalation with Iran starts.

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June 22, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Qatar Blockade, Petro-Yuan & Coming War on Iran

  • The Qatar Blockade, Petro-Yuan & Coming War on Iran
    by Dan Glazebrook, https://www.rt.com/op-edge/
    Qatar hasn’t been playing ball with the US-approved, Saudi-led ‘isolate Iran’ program. Partly because Doha has made independence from Riyadh a hallmark of its foreign policy, but mostly because Qatar and Iran share the world’s largest natural gas field.

    US President Donald Trump’s speech to the assembled Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia on May 21 is worth reading in full. It is deeply disturbing.

    Having praised himself for his $110 billion arms deal with the Saudis, he goes on to talk about the threat posed by terrorism, and what a wonderful job the US and the Gulfies – that is, the leading state sponsor of the region’s supremacist death squads and its assembled proxies – are doing in combating it. He then goes on to claim that at the root of the region’s terrorism lurks… guess who? The power leading the regional pushback against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and Al-Qaeda: Iran.

    Starving terrorists of their territory, their funding, and the false allure of their craven ideology, will be the basis for defeating them,” he says. “But no discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists all three — safe harbor, financial backing and the social standing needed for recruitment.

    This is pretty much exactly how Joe Biden – in his own attempt to whitewash US involvement – described Trump’s Saudi hosts three years earlier. But Trump is not talking about IS’s Saudi backers; he is talking about Iran – the same Iran responsible, with its Syrian and Russian allies, for that fact that the IS flag is not today flying over Damascus.

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June 20, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Riyadh and Tel Aviv Mull Economic Cooperation. Reports: Israeli companies may be allowed to operate in Saudi Arabia

http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/06/the-jewish-roots-of-the-saudi-royal-family-2/

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http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/10/26/the-doenmeh-the-middle-easts-most-whispered-secret-part-ii.html

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June 19, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

Saudis ‘Commit War Crimes’ & ‘Are Not Held to Account’ – Researcher

ISIS – US enemy (wink wink), heh heh.

June 17, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Max Blumenthal: What’s Really Going on In Iran & Qatar?

  • Published on Jun 7, 2017
    Big Picture Interview: Max Blumenthal, Senior Editor-AlterNet’s Grayzone Project/ Author-The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza. Iran is blaming Saudi Arabia and by proxy the United States today after ISIS killed 12 people and wounded 42 more in a brazen attack in heart of Tehran. In a statement – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards drew a direct connection between this morning’s slaughter and Donald Trump’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia – and said that “the fact that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they [the Saudis] were involved in the brutal attack.” So – were they?

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June 14, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Jewish Roots of the Saudi Royal Family

http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/06/the-jewish-roots-of-the-saudi-royal-family-2/

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http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/10/26/the-doenmeh-the-middle-easts-most-whispered-secret-part-ii.html

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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.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/saudis-said-to-mull-air-passage-for-israeli-jets-to-attack-iran/

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-said-to-be-working-with-saudi-arabia-on-iran-strike-plan/

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June 10, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China Makes Move To End The Dollar! Petro-Dollar Collapse 2017?

  • Published on Jun 5, 2017
    China Now Pressuring Saudi oil exports be sold in Yuan. The Dollar Collapse is becoming a very real danger as a concerted effort to dethrone King Dollar as the world reserve currency The Petro Dollar stautus now looks more fragile than ever. China takes aim directly at the central point of strength to our very fragile fiat currency.

The grim reaper is coming for the petrodollar.

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June 10, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia For Terrorist Attack, Supporting ISIS; Vows “Revenge”

  • Iran Blames Saudi Arabia For Terrorist Attack, Supporting ISIS; Vows “Revenge”
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    Iran’s infamous Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran, which killed 12 and left at least 39 injured, and have vowed “revenge.”

    Earlier in the day, a group of four people in women’s clothes opened fire in the building of the Iranian Parliament, with a subsequent explosion. Another attack involving an explosion took place near the Imam Khomeini shrine. One of the perpetrators of the attack was detained and the rest were executed.

    “This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists.
    The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack,” said the statement, published by Iranian media.


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http://www.infowars.com/secret-pentagon-report-reveals-us-created-isis-as-a-tool-to-overthrow-syrias-president-assad/

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Who is the aggressor?

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June 8, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment