President Donald Trump is still stirring the trouble pot in Israel and Iran. His own pot is being stirred by his enemies at home.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has significantly increased the scope and frequency of its combat training to counter the jihadist enemies around Israel building up their power. Israeli military planners believe they will need a ground offensive, in addition to the use of massive air power against enemy targets in the event of any future large-scale conflict, whether it be against Hezbollah, Syria, Hamas or Iran. The move is also in response to the Lebanese military’s announcement this week that it will fight along side Hezbollah in the event of war with Israel. The Lebanese army has rearmed itself since the 2006 Lebanese war with Israel, strengthening its ability in the air as well as on the ground and sea, with the help of the United States, France and Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah is targeting nine centers inside Israel it has declared are holding nuclear and chemical weapons.
Israel will use heavily armed guerrilla-terrorist forces, entrenched in the middle of built-up civilian areas, with access to tunnels, underground bunkers, anti-tank missiles, mortars, machine guns and mines.
The Lebanese military uniting with Hezbollah is not Israel’s main concern. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin were focused on keeping Iran from filling the vacuum left by the Islamic State in Syria and combating Iranian-sponsored radical Islamic terrorism.
“Later, at the Kremlin, Netanyahu thanked Putin for his wishes ahead of the Jewish festival of Purim, which starts Saturday night, noting that modern Iran now threatens the Jews as the ancient Persians did then.
“Twenty-five hundred years ago in ancient Persia, there was an attempt to wipe out the Jewish nation that was unsuccessful, which is being marked with this holiday,” the prime minister said.
“Here today in Persia’s successor, Iran, there is another attempt to wipe out the Jewish state. They say this as clearly as possible. They inscribe it on their ballistic missiles,” he said.
Netanyahu said that Iran was a threat not just to Israel, but to the whole region”.
Iran is not a threat only to the Middle East, but to the United States, as well. It’s ally, North Korea, test fired four missiles in the direction of Japan this week. They flew more than 600 miles across the country before splashing into the sea between Japan and the Korean Peninsula.
The North Korean missile test follows on the heel of Iran’s missile testing last week in what appears to be a mutual provocation of the United States. North Korea said it was practicing to strike United States military bases in Japan with its latest barrage. The Korean Central News Agency said, “If the United States or South Korea fires even a single flame inside North Korean territory, we will demolish the origin of the invasion and provocation with a nuclear tipped missile”.
North Korea builds nuclear weapons for Iran. Their close partnership is a boon for Iran when provocation against the US is desired. Every step the US makes to build up its military in the Middle East is cause for Iran and North Korea to muscle flex. But don’t think this is just muscle flexing and saber rattling. Fighters who muscle flex and rattle are warning their opponent of danger.
The Israelis are moving ahead to take President Trump’s offer of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. At least Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is. After meeting with his counterpart, Defense Secretary James Mattis, as well as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Vice President Mike Pence and National Security Adviser Raymond McMaster this week regarding Iran, Liberman called for the move.
The Arab League was quick to threaten that such a move would be tantamount to “a declaration of war against Muslims.” Iran announced last week that there are over 2,000,000 Shi’ites in America that are ready to start war. The trigger could be moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Trump is embroiled in the Russian election scandal. The Huffington Post reported, “New revelations about previously undisclosed contacts between Russia and Trump’s campaign put the relationship back in the spotlight late last week. According to the reports, it was not just ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn who was in communication with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, but also current U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ― then a senator on the Armed Services Committee ― Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, now a member of his cabinet, and two Trump campaign aides. And now, Trump himself seems to have also crossed paths with the ambassador.”
The Huffington Post article asked one very important question: “Could this pause foreshadow a destructive dynamic between the two nations, or are the leaders just playing it safe to avoid being tied too closely together”?
Trump’s penchant for finance may “trump” his penchant for politics causing him to stumble in his efforts to reunite the two New World Order factions. The US still leads the global economy, but unrest among the money manipulators on both sides could send global markets careening. Russia, who leads BRICS, could move against the US using India and other allies.
“BRICS may soon have more member countries, courtesy China. According to a report in The Times of India, the Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has come up with the idea of expanding the membership of the five-nation economic grouping too include other emerging economies like Mexico, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. At present the grouping has five member countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.”
This may be the economic conflagration that Donald Trump is trying to avoid. The United States has worked hard for decades to control China and Russia’s economy using sanctions. Obama’s sanctions against Russia amounted to an economic war that pushed Russia and China closer together for economic and military ties. If Russia and China, who have formed their own New World Order, will not be influenced by President Trump, the global economy may suffer. But worse than that is the possibility of military conflict.
The scandal is concerning enough that Donald Trump hired 26 additions to the White House Counsel team with many attorneys hailing from large law firms. Fifteen of the 26 came from Big Law, with the most lawyers coming from Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis: Trump tapped four attorneys from each firm.
Donald Trump is involved in a struggle with Barack Obama over accusations that Obama wiretapped Trump’s election campaign.
“How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” — President Trump, tweet, March 4, 2017.
“In calling for a congressional investigation of apparent Russian meddling in the election to also look into Trump’s allegation, White House press secretary Sean Spicer on March 5 referred to “reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations.” That suggests the tweets were based on media reports, not information the president might have received from inside the government.”
What!? The New York Times can’t be trusted!?
Two senior senators asked the FBI and Justice Department on Wednesday for any information they have on President Donald Trump‘s unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
Asked at a briefing on Wednesday if Trump was the subject of a probe, White House spokesman Sean Spicer replied: “There is no reason that we have to think that the president is the target of any investigation whatsoever.”
Nonetheless, investigation or not, Obama feels compelled to track Trump’s administration. Obama has reportedly deployed a team to “keep tabs” on the Trump administration and attempt to preserve his legacy. Obama is unaware that his poor legacy speaks for itself without help from anyone else, including Donald Trump.
With so much on President Trump’s plate, one must wonder when he will begin to make mistakes big enough to get American citizens killed.