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Israeli Airstrike Targets Military Position in Syria’s Hama

  • PressTV Published on Jul 22, 2018
    Israeli warplanes launch an airstrike on a Syrian military position in the west of the country. Citing a military source, the Syrian media say the air raid in Hama province only caused material damage. The source said the attack was an attempt to undermine the collapse of terrorist organizations in Dara’a and Quneitra provinces. Damascus says it was the fourth time this month that Israel bombed its military positions.
https://news.antiwar.com/2018/02/19/israel-arming-at-least-seven-syrian-rebel-groups/

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-gives-secret-aid-to-syrian-rebels-1497813430

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.630359

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/syrian-rebel-commander-says-he-collaborated-with-israel/?

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Supreme Leader Backs Idea of Blocking Gulf Oil Trade If Its Exports Stopped

  • Iran Supreme Leader Backs Idea of Blocking Gulf Oil Trade If Its Exports Stopped
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    Following the withdrawal of the US from the Iranian nuclear deal, Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Hosseini Khamenei has repeatedly stated that Tehran would not negotiate with Washington in order to reach a new agreement.

    The Supreme leader backed President Rouhani’s suggestion that Tehran may block Gulf oil exports in the event Iranian exports are stopped.

    “[Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] said remarks by the president… that ‘if Iran’s oil is not exported, no regional country’s oil will be exported,’ were important remarks that reflect the policy and the approach of [Iran’s] system,” Khamenei’s website said.

    He also noted that the US was not trustworthy, so Tehran cannot reach a solid agreement with Washington. “The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail,” Khamenei said in a meeting with Foreign Ministry officials, adding that negotiations with Washington would be an “obvious mistake”, according to his official website.

    Previously, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi stated that it is more likely that US President Donald Trump will himself “call Tehran and ask for negotiations” than Iran calling Washington. He also denied media reports that Iran handed a letter to Trump through Russian President Vladimir Putin facing the summit of the two leaders in Helsinki.

    Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as Iran nuclear deal, in May 2018 and promised to re-impose sanctions against Tehran and any firm that does business with the country. Russia, France, China, the UK, Germany and the EU have opposed the action and confirmed their commitment to the deal.

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel Says New Gaza War Will Be ‘More Painful’ And Residents Will ‘Pay The Price’

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.

  • Israel Says New Gaza War Will Be ‘More Painful’ And Residents Will ‘Pay The Price’
    by  Israel has threatened to launch a new war on Gaza that could be more devastating than the last, as Palestinians continue to send burning kites over the border.

    During a visit Friday to the southern city of Sderot, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas was pushing Israel closer to conducting another large-scale military operation in Gaza, the Palestinian enclave controlled by the militants. He blamed the movement for the incendiary kites that burned Israeli crops and fields to protest Israel’s refusal to resettle Palestinians displaced by the 1948 war in which Israel was created, as well as tough sanctions targeting goods and services in Gaza.

    “We are trying to be measured and responsible, but the leaders of Hamas are leading us into a situation in which there is no choice, a situation in which we will have to embark on a broad and painful military operation, not only for appearances,” Lieberman said, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, emphasizing that such an operation would be “more painful than Operation Protective Edge” was in 2014 for Hamas.

    “Unfortunately, residents of Gaza will be among those who will have to pay the price,” said Lieberman.

    The U.S. joined Israel in blaming Hamas for the unrest. However, the United Nations Human Rights Council called for investigations into Israel’s use of lethal force against protesters—a move that prompted the U.S. to exit the international body over a perceived “anti-U.S. bias.” 

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180208-ex-egypt-envoy-evacuation-of-sinai-serves-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.

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.

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

State Dept Insider: “Eerily Familiar Drumbeat Of War Intensifying” Ahead Of Pompeo’s Iran Speech

  • State Dept Insider: “Eerily Familiar Drumbeat Of War Intensifying” Ahead Of Pompeo’s Iran Speech
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Reza Marashi served in the Office of Iranian Affairs at the U.S. State Department and is currently research director at the National Iranian American Council. He is frequently consulted by Western governments on Iran-related matters. He took to Twitter on Friday to sound the alarm ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming address called “Supporting Iranian Voices,” set to be held Sunday at the Reagan Library, warning as a former longtime State Department insider that this is not about “rights” or “democracy promotion” but that the wheels of the Washington regime change machine are turning.

    Authored by former State Department Iranian Affairs officer Reza Marashi,
    And now I shall go on one of my famous rants. This time about Mike Pompeo’s upcoming speech on “Supporting Iranian Voices.” This is going to be long. Find your favorite comfy chair. Put on some cozy attire – sweatpants, perhaps. Pop some popcorn. Pour yourself an adult beverage.

    To date, out of respect for my friends still fighting the good fight at the State Department, I have kept silent about this heavy, wet, overflowing diaper of everything that should not be. But I keep getting asked about it, so I will oblige once and then let the clown show carry on.

    An eerily familiar drumbeat of war is intensifying across DC, as the continues its wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen.
     The ghosts of America’s neoconservative past are dusting off their Iraq playbook to make the case for war with Iran.

    Their formula is simple but effective: 
    Portray the Iranian government as an existential threat, insist that a chain of catastrophic events will result from inaction, and minimize costs and risks of the war that isnecessary to facilitate their regime change efforts.

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russiagate Is Constructed of Pure Bullshit, No Facts

  • Russiagate Is Constructed of Pure Bullshit, No Facts
    by Paul Craig Roberts, https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/
    All day today the presstitute scum at NPR went on and on about President Trump, using every kind of guest and issue to set him up for more criticism as an unfit occupant of the Oval Office, because, and only because, he threatens the massive budget of the military/security complex by attempting to normalize relations with Russia. The NPR scum even got an ambassador from Montenegro on the telephone and made every effort to goad the ambassador into denouncing Trump for saying that Montenegro had strong and aggressive people capable of defending themselves and were not in need of sending the sons of American families to defend them. Somehow this respectful compliment about the Monenegro people was supposed to be an insult. The ambassador refused to be put into opposition to Trump. NPR kept trying, but got nowhere.

    As a former Wall Street Journal editor I can say with complete confidence that NPR crossed every line between journalism and advocacy and no longer qualifies as a 501c3 tax-exempt public foundation.

    The NPR assault on President Trump was part of an orchestration. The same story appeared in the Washington Post, long-believed to be a CIA asset. Most likely, it has appeared throughout the presstitute media. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/19/after-being-called-aggressive-by-trump-montenegro-insists-its-a-friend-to-america/?utm_term=.b1d275cccd8e 

    The ability of the military/security complex to control the explanations given to Americans, about which President Eisenhower warned Americans in 1961 to no effect, has produced an American population, a large percentage of which is brainwashed.

    For example, in Caitlin Johnstone’s column, linked below, Kurt Eichenwald, who, in my opinion, is either a brainwashed idiot or a Deep State troll, says that the bottom line is that you either believe “our intelligence community,” which most definitely did not conclude what Eichenwald says they have concluded, “or you support Putin. You are either a patriot, a traitor or an idiot.”

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Warns Trump Not To Cut Off Oil Exports, Threatens “Mother Of All Wars”

  • Iran Warns Trump Not To Cut Off Oil Exports, Threatens “Mother Of All Wars”
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani warned the US not to threaten the nation’s oil exports, called for improved relations with its neighbors including arch-nemesis Saudi Arabia, and cautioned the US that a conflict with Iran would be “the mother of all wars.”

    Don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret,” Iran’s leader said during a speech with Iranian diplomats on Sunday, the semi-official Iranian Students’ News agency reported. “The Americans must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars” he said, adding that Iranians will only be united by further threats from the US, and that the Islamic Republic “will certainly defeat America.”

    The latest attack against president Trump by Rouhani came one day after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backed the idea of blocking all oil exports from the region by closing the Strait of Hormuz in the event of Iran’s exports being banned. He also said that “U.S. govt.’s words or even signatures cannot be relied on; thus negotiations with the U.S. are useless. The assumption that negotiations or establishing ties with the U.S. would solve country’s problems is an obvious error.”

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘US Should Know War With Iran Is Mother of All Wars’ – Iranian President

The Straits of Hormuz. Killing field for the SS-N-22 Sunburn missiles!

  • ‘US Should Know War With Iran Is Mother of All Wars’ – Iranian President
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    The statement came just a day after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei supported President Hassan Rouhani’s suggestion that his country may block Gulf oil exports in the event Iranian exports are stopped.

    According to the ISNA news agency, the Iranian president has warned the United States, stating that peace with Iran would be crucial for Washington’s policies.

    “Today, speaking with US has no meaning except surrender and end of people’s achievements. Mr Trump! We are the people of dignity and guarantor of security of the waterway of the region throughout the history. Don’t play with the lion’s tail; you will regret it,” Rouhani said at a meeting with the Iranian diplomats.

    He added that the country wonold not be intimidated, stating that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace.”

    Only a day earlier Tehran had criticized the US, claiming it would not be possible to reach an agreement with Washington.

    Relations between the two countries have deteriorated since May when US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of his country from the Iranian nuclear deal and decided to re-impose unilateral sanctions on Tehran. The move was opposed by Russia, China, Germany, France, Great Britain and the EU, who have confirmed their commitment to the nuclear deal.

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Iran’s FM Calls for Taking ‘Practical Measures’ to Save Nuclear Deal

  • PressTV Published on Jul 21, 2018
    Iran’s top diplomat calls on the remaining signatories of the Iran nuclear deal to take practical steps to salvage the accord in the wake of US withdrawal. Zarif was addressing the Foreign Ministry personnel at Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum. He also said Iran will not wait for Europeans to take action and will try to plan for maintaining the volume of the country’s non-oil exports. Zarif said Iranian diplomats, by negotiating the nuclear deal, dealt a serious blow to what he called Israel’s spreading of Iranophobia. The foreign minister accused the US and Israel of being after destroying entire Iran, saying their plots are not limited to regime change. He made it clear that Tehran will not buckle under the economic pressure from Washington.

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

After Warning of ‘Large and Painful Military Operation,’ Israel Begins Massive Bombing of Gaza

A fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment on July 20, 2018. Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets throughout the Gaza Strip. Gaza’s health ministry reporting three Palestinians killed. (Photo: Bashar Taleb/AFP via Getty Images)

  • After Warning of ‘Large and Painful Military Operation,’ Israel Begins Massive Bombing of Gaza
    by Jake Johnson, staff writer, 20 July 2018, https://www.commondreams.org/
    “Israeli snipers shoot and kill scores of unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, including kids, then calls it self-defense. When a Palestinian sniper fires at one Israeli soldier, Israel bombs Gaza with F-16s and preps for all out war.”

    Just hours after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that Israel is gearing up to launch a “large and painful military operation” in Gaza that would rival Operation Protective Edge—a 2014 assault that killed more than 2,000 Palestinians—the Israeli military carried out “wide-scale” airstrikes across Gaza on Friday following weekly anti-occupation protests along the border fence.

    The airstrikes began to slam Gaza just hours after Israeli soldiers gunned down at least three Palestinians during anti-occupation demonstrations. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says one of its soldiers was killed by retaliatory gunfire from the Palestinians.

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https://972mag.com/israeli-demolition-of-entire-palestinian-village-days-away-villagers-fear/136487/

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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-hundreds-protest-in-gaza-seven-seriously-wounded-by-idf-gunfire-1.6199475

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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.

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | Social Trends, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Efforts to Circumvent US Iran Sanctions ‘Generally Ineffective’ – Legal Experts

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2018

  • Efforts to Circumvent US Iran Sanctions ‘Generally Ineffective’ – Legal Experts
    by Suliman Mulhem, https://sputniknews.com/
    With US President Donald Trump pulling the US out of the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year, many European businesses commercially active in Iran are looking to circumvent Washington’s sanctions.

    Sputnik reporter Suliman Mulhem spoke to legal experts from Fieldfisher, a leading international law firm with over 1,000 lawyers and support staff across 20 offices, about the challenges facing European corporations operating in Iran and what they can do to bypass the re-imposed US sanctions.

    As noted by Jochen Beck, a partner at Fieldfisher’s competition, regulatory and trade department in Brussels, the main threat against EU businesses in Iran is secondary sanctions, though companies with ties to the US are also at risk of being penalized via Washington’s primary economic sanctions.

    Outlining the punitive measures they could face for violating the sanctions, Mr. Beck said “EU companies could be subject to administrative or criminal charges, ranging from financial fines to imprisonment.”

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July 23, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Israeli Jets Strike Syrian Chemical Facility In Rare Daylight Attack

  • Israeli Jets Strike Syrian Chemical Facility In Rare Daylight Attack
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    On a day that’s already witnessed significant developments along the Syrian-Israeli Golan border region after an overnight evacuation of hundreds of White Helmets members and their families by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Israeli jets have reportedly carried out a major airstrike on a Syrian government facility in northwest Syria in Hama province.

    Syrian state SANA news has confirmed what it’s calling an “Israeli aggression” near the city of Masyaf, indicating the “losses are only material”, while early reports in both regional social media and in official Israeli media sources allege the site is a facility for the production and storage of chemical weapons. 

    The Times of Israel reports that the targeted building is associated with Syria’s well-known Scientific Studies and Research Center (or also commonly CERS) near Masyaf.

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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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July 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Deep State Fears Peace Between The US and Russia

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Jul 19, 2018
    Putin says forces in the US are trying to undermine president Trump regarding the common ground between the US and Russia.

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July 21, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump: ‘Reckless’ Media Pushing for ‘Major Confrontation with Russia that Could Lead to War’

MSM: Weapons of Mass Deception for Wars without end !

  • Trump: ‘Reckless’ Media Pushing for ‘Major Confrontation with Russia that Could Lead to War’
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Donald Trump says that recent hysteria whipped up by the “Fake News Media” about his summit with Vladimir Putin shows that the US press is eager for a “major confrontation” with Russia, one that could even lead to war.

    “The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a confrontation that could lead to war. They are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the fact that I’ll probably have a good relationship with Putin. We are doing MUCH better than any other country!”
    the US president tweeted on Thursday.


    Shortly after accusing the media of pushing for confrontation with Russia, Trump tweeted that he looked forward to meeting Putin again so that the two leaders could finalize plans for cooperation between Washington and Moscow.

    “The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media. I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more. There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems…but they can ALL be solved!”
     he wrote.


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July 21, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israeli Aircraft, Tanks Kill at Least Four Palestinians

  • PressTV Published on Jul 20, 2018
    Israeli airstrikes and tank fire kill at least four people across the Gaza Strip. The Israeli attacks also injured 120 Palestinians. The Israeli military says the attacks were in response to shots fired at its troops from Gaza. An Israeli soldier was also shot dead by Palestinian gunfire from the enclave. The flare-up can potentially lead to another major military conflict between Gaza and Israel. The two sides have fought three wars since 2008.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/stop-pretending-israels-massacre-in-gaza-is-part-of-an-even-battle-with-hamas-and-the-palestinians-8335881.html

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http://rt.com/news/202435-israel-gaza-amnesty-crimes/

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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.

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July 21, 2018 Posted by | Social Trends, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel Launches Massive Air Strikes on Hamas Positions in Gaza – IDF

  • Israel launches massive air raid on Gaza – IDF
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The Israeli military has started a broad air attack on Hamas position in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Forces said in a statement. It comes after one IDF soldier was killed in serious border clashes on the Gaza border.

    Later, the IDF also confirmed that one Israeli soldier died after coming under fire on the Gaza border earlier on Friday. The soldier was “severely injured” during operational activity near the southern Gaza strip and then succumbed to his wounds, the IDF statement says.

    The statement said earlier in response to the border clashes the IDF used aircraft and tanks to attack Hamas fighters. Friday’s raid comes as a deadline given by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Hamas to stop kite attacks or face consequences expired. Israel’s top security officials reportedly held a meeting, after which the country may launch a full-scale military operation similar to the one in 2014, RT’s Paula Slier reported.

    “This flare-up comes four years after the last Gaza war, which is known as Operation Protective Edge. That war lasted seven weeks and in it thousands of people killed, and the concern on the ground as tension escalates is that we may be witnessing another war unfolding in the coming hours,”
     she said.


    Meanwhile, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, called on “everyone in Gaza” to take a “step away” from what he called the “brink” of another war. The tensions should be eased “not next week” and “not tomorrow” but “right now!” he wrote in a Twitter post, adding that “those, who want to provoke Palestinians and Israelis into another war, must not succeed.”

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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.

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/08/feiglins-liberating-palestinians/

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/09/08/israelis-warm-to-a-palestinian-state-carved-out-of-egypt/#

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.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/12/abdel-fattah-el-sissi-egypt-hopes-sinai-peninsula-/

Egyptian president Al Sisi is not stupid. The plan is for Zionist ‘666’ Israel to attack Gaza and drive all the Palestinians into the Sinai peninsula. Al Sisi will play the ‘good guy’ by allowing Palestinians into the Sinai desert on humanitarian grounds. The Egyptian military is clearing North Sinai for the Palestinian people using ‘fighting terrorists’ as a pretext. Click on image for article.

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July 21, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment