by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog
No man has possibly served the American Empire as much as Henry Kissinger did, and with all the literature, including screenplays, that have been written about him and his “shuttle diplomacy”, none probably described his biggest ever performance than Patrick Seale in his book “Asad”. After all, even though Kissinger is always remembered as the diplomat who has negotiated terms of settlement with the Vietcong, the Vietnam war was a fait accompli long before the negotiations took off, and if anything, his role was that of damage-control and face-saving; no more, no less.
Kissinger’s true, and perhaps only, major success story was his shuttle diplomacy that paved the way for the historic, albeit infamous, Camp David Agreement between Egypt and Israel.
Before Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy, a term and modus operandi he initiated, all indirect contacts between Arabs and Israelis were done via the UN and its multitude of organizations, and any would-be peace talks, were done via the USA and the USSR. Even the post Yom Kippur War peace deal that Kissinger himself was meant to broker between the Arabs and Israel, was also meant to involve the Soviets as equal partners to America in the negotiation process. But Kissinger managed to convince Sadat that he can negotiate a better deal for him directly with Israel, and without having to involve Egypt’s war time partner, Syria.
The rest is history, and since then, and technically until the 28th of September 2015, the Soviet/Russian presence in the Levant was reduced to a naval facility in the Syrian port of Tartous. This statement is not to undermine the huge effect of more recent Russian UNSC vetoes since the “War on Syria” started between 2011 and 2015, but effectively, the Russian presence took a turn when Russia engaged itself militarily in attacking terror organizations on Syrian soil on the 28th of September 2015.
In between Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy triumph and the 28th of September 2015, emboldened by the New World Order single super power status, America reigned in the Levant single-handedly as the only power on the ground.
According to Kissinger’s achievements, some of which were put into American foreign policy law, ensuring the security of Israel became an American undertaking and all of the so-called peace negotiations, including those of Oslo, were only intended to ensure the security of Israel and to maintain the power balance grossly in its favour.
Driven by arrogance and self-grandeur, America did not foresee that it should have used the time it had at the top in order to twist the arm of Israel to coerce it to accept a peaceful settlement with the Palestinians. And every time the Palestinians were prepared to let go of more rights, Israel demanded more privileges. Not only did this inadvertently lead to the formation of Hamas, but even the very pliable and malleable PLO remained unable to reach a peace agreement, despite the large number of huge concessions it gave the Israeli side.
America has had a golden opportunity and ample time to negotiate an Arab/Israeli peace deal. No peace deal at all would keep all parties fully satisfied; especially the hardliners on both sides. That said, with the right intentions, America could have brokered an agreement that pleased a workable majority on both sides of the divide. However, in dealing with the crisis, America did not give Palestinian rights in specific, and Arab/Muslim rights in general, any consideration at all.
This is why all peace talks that followed the era of Kissinger all the way till the end of the days of John Kerry have failed; they were predestined to either fail, or to coerce Palestinians and the rest of Arabs to accept the unacceptable.
At the height of their arrogance, the Americans and Israelis never ever thought that a time will come during which they will lose the upper hand. They never even considered that a time will come during which the balance of power they thought they have set in stone was going to shift, let alone change.
Later on, as the “War on Syria” was waged, the “Anti-Syrian Cocktail” with all of its diverse elements and members; including the USA and Israel, were certain of an easy and prompt victory and the capitulation of the axis of resistance.
The irony is that despite failures to topple Assad, occupy Lebanon or even subdue the besieged and overwhelmed Gaza Strip, the American/Israeli arrogance remained steadfast in its efforts of self-destruction. Self-destruction, because without victories, without being able to enforce political settlements, and without any hopes or enforceable plans to twist events around to its advantage, the American/Israeli axis, make that the American/Israeli/Saudi axis, seemed to be steering itself from the leading role to that of irrelevance.
Whether the fruit of Kissinger’s “shuttle diplomacy” was the love-child of the petro-dollar or the other way around, is a matter akin to what comes first, the chicken or the egg. The two went hand-in-hand, and unabated for a few decades; but the momentum has been lost and the Camp David Agreement zenith cannot be repeated; even on a smaller scale.
But the petro-dollar is also losing its breath. The rise of the joint Russian-Chinese might in particular, and BRICS more generally, is certainly putting the noose around the neck of the Greenback. The American trade deficits compounded with the massive physical gold reserves that the Russians and Chinese in particular are accumulating will soon make the petro-dollar look like “Monopoly” money. Even Saudi Arabia, America’s partner in the petro-dollar fiasco, has recently showed interest in trading with China with gold-backed Yuan.
It is as if the house of cards is tumbling down as what underpins its foundations, one by one, is crumbling.
From the Arab side, Saudi Arabia and its GCC remain within the American camp, and increasingly less covertly, on the Israeli side. GCC state officials have had several meetings with Israeli counterparts over the years, and of late, GCC officials have been making statements declaring that Israel is not an enemy. It is as if they are conditioning Arabs to listen to this rhetoric, clearly with the ultimate objective of normalizing relationships with Israel; something that the Arab street continues to refuse to accept, even in Egypt and Jordan despite their peace treaties with Israel and exchange of diplomatic representation.
In every step of the way however, the American Empire is losing not only its grip on reality, but also that of stature. And in every step of the way, America is putting its regional allies in the Middle East in more tenuous and even embarrassing situations.
Even Erdogan, the great enemy of secular Syria and one who has promised to go into Damascus, triumphant, to pray in the great Omayyad Mosque after the fall Assad, a supposed American ally who continues to be, thus far, a NATO member, finds himself and his national interests closer to Russia than to America. The Turkish-American schism started when the Obama administration did not listen to Erdogan’s ultimatum to choose between supporting Turkey or the Kurds.
Enter the Trump factor.
For better or for worse, and leaving the rest of the world aside if we can, Trump is hastening the process of making America irrelevant in the Middle East.
By moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, many reactions have followed.
Condemnations came from right across the globe, not only from the Arab and Muslim Worlds. Even EU leaders like the French President and German FM have had their say voicing their shock and disappointment.
To “outsiders”, the reaction of Muslims and Palestinians may seem like an over-kill. Some cynics and critics are wondering about the significance of a tokenistic move by America vis-à-vis the bigger reality of occupation on the ground. Such voices are saying that Trump’s decision did not effectively change anything at all. Others may see the wave of rejection as an irrational Muslim upheaval that will eventually run out of steam. But the bottom line is that with Trump’s decision, America has moved itself further away from the few Arab and Muslim supporters it has left in the Middle East.
To say that this move has pushed America closer towards irrelevance would be an under-rated statement. By agreeing to relocate the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Donald Trump has sealed and dusted that deal that makes America totally irrelevant in the Middle East.
Even the Saudis, the staunch supporters of America and only vocal Arab supporters left, are too embarrassed to back Trump on his decision. So, in effect, with his decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem, Trump has galvanized rivaling Muslim factions and groups into a united voice on the single issue of Jerusalem. Even Saudi Arabia and Iran will not openly disagree with each other on this issue. Erdogan pre-warned Trump and referred to Jerusalem as a “redline”. But so was supporting Kurds. How many breached redlines does Erdogan need before he re-evaluates Turkey’s strategic alliances and perhaps even leaves NATO?
Tokenistic as it may mean to some, Trump’s decision means that no Arab or Muslim leader can be seen supporting it without risking street riots and even revolutions.
On the bigger picture however, American irrelevance means that the few Arab states and organizations that remained in hope that one day, perhaps one day, America will be able to broker for them a proper and just peace deal with Israel, have lost hope; and most likely permanently.
This new phase means that the successes of Kissinger’s “shuttle diplomacy” are already a thing of the past; effectively as of now. Apart from the much smaller role Russia played in Georgia in 2008, with Russia actively on Syrian ground, having succeeded in her first real ever military venture outside its borders since the demise of the USSR, the wheel of fate has made a one hundred and eighty degree turn. To this effect, America has catapulted itself out of the position of sole power and dominance, and in doing so, it inadvertently invited Russia back in with open doors.
Kissinger is not turning in his grave yet. He is alive and “well” and watching the mess of what subsequent American shuttle diplomacy, which ironically tried to shape itself on his image, has created and what it has made out of his achievements; not only in as far as giving America the sole power in the Middle East region, but also in terms of what the reversal of his achievements is going to eventuate into when it comes to his obsession with ensuring the security of Israel.
Nasrallah will speak on TV today (Thursday) about the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
It will as always be very interesting to hear his reasonings and thoughts.
Until 1776 America was a colony of the British crown. After 1776 it became the private colony of the Rothschild’s banking empire, which financed the so-called American Revolution of 1776. George Washington, who led the “revolutionaries” of 1776, was a freemason in Rothschild’s pay. He also became the first American “president”, dying in 1799. Some historians suspect he was poisoned, as he took the Office of “President” too literally. The creation of the US Fed in 1913 further strengthened the Rothschild control over the US. The point is that the US was created to further banker interests. The American “revolution” was used as an inspiration for all other banker financed “revolutions” in Europe. Geography was also used to create the “American nation”, which is absurd, as there is no such thing as the “American language”. Using geography to create non-existent ethnic groups was subsequently applied to other parts of the world. The US was at war 93 % of its existence, 223 years out of 240. Both the US and Israel are banker creations. One banker creation protects the other. To the bankers the US is nothing but a tool, to be used so long as they have need of it. A day will come when they will discard it. That day appears to be coming, bearing in mind the gigantic foreign and domestic debt of the US, and the fact that the dollar is printed backed by nothing. Once Russia and China introduce gold backed rubles and yuans, the dollar will cease to be the worlds reserve currency. When that day comes, a chain reaction will ensue in the US, forcing it to close down most of its 1.000 military bases in the world. Its questionable if the US will survive in its present geographic and political form, or if it will break up into a number of entities. The bankers have given the US one final task, namely the destruction of Russia and China and the prevention of the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union. I wonder how the US is going to do this, short of a nuclear war, where nobody wins. As I have written before, Washington has found itself in a situation which it never expected to see, and not exactly knowing what it has to do. Not only is it losing influence in the Middle East, it is losing it throughout the world. Even Washington’s allies in Europe are rebelling against it. The question now is what Washington and Wall Street are going to do as far as banker globalist plans go, and also what Israel is going to do in the Middle East, as it wont have Americas backing permanently. The future is going to be very interesting indeed.
Interesting post, B.F., but I see another layer of complexity. The bankers must have final control over the key or reserve currency in order to work their sleight of hand. It is not clear to me how they accomplish that task without an overpowering military behind them. If the U.S. goes down, where is their home base?
The diminishing of the USD is not a terminal situation. The Special Drawing Rights (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are already moving into position as the next global reserve currency. USD as well as Yuan are members of the basket of currencies that make up the SDR. From the global finance point of view, none of this is a problem, and all of it is long planned-for. None of this is secret or esoteric, it’s all very mainstream economics and currency-related thinking. The bankers are not worried.
From the domestic US point of view, the Dollar will sink against other currencies, inflation will happen, prices will go up, the economy will continue to stagnate, and the politicians will continue to lie to the people. How bad it will get, is a matter of conjecture at present. And the timing is not clear. But the world system won’t be too upset by the demise of the US and its dollar.
@Grieved: the biggest proportion of the SDR are made up of USD, which is going the way of the Zimbabwe dollar, which suffered 1.5 billion % inflation before the USD became the only accepted currency. So the SDR, together with the US-dominated IMF, will go the way o the US: irrelevance.
I am afraid I cannot agree with you. If the bankers are “not worried”, then WHY the current crisis with North Korea, China, Russia, Syria, etc. ? Difficult to believe that it was planned for the US dollar to be terminated as the reserve world currency so that others can take it place. Yes, the bankers were hoping for some sort of world currency, under their control, which would “replace” the dollar. However, in reality the dollar would be renamed and become that world reserve currency, under a different name. That was the long term plan. The reality is that both Russia and China have for years been accumulating gold. Both have more than 30.000 tonnes each, which makes more than 60.000 tonnes for both. Russia admits having about 1.800 tonnes in its Central Bank. And the rest ? Its nice and safe in the Kremlin, under Putin’s control. Are we to believe that private bankers intended for Russia and China to introduce gold backed rubles and yuans ? Are we also to believe that private bankers intended for Russia and China to create the BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation organization and the upcoming Eurasian Economic Union ? Ofcourse not. The point is that private bankers kept NATO after the Warsaw Pact disintegrated, the aim being for it to be moved right next to Russia borders, as proven by that coup d’etat in Kiev in 2014. The EU was also introduced for an eastward march towards Russia. Final aim ? Break up and plunder of Russia. Putin ruined the bankers plans. Russia is on the rise. It did not break up. The bankers have spent a heap of money on NATO and the EU. Look at the foreign and domestic debt of the US, as well as EU countries. Both the dollar and euro are printed backed by nothing. Why this anti-Russian rhetoric by the elites in the EU and US ? They are very unhappy about something. This is proof that its not going to be a peaceful transition for the dollar vis a vis some other world currency, like the ruble and yuan. Once the dollar loses its reserve currency status, the repercussions for the US are going to be tremendous. Its this what terrifies the bankers in the US, as they have no solutions, except to watch Russia and China take the lead, and they refuse to do that. Well, at least for now. however, they will have to accept reality in the end.
That is the whole point. Where indeed is their home base going to be ? Well, their financial base is the City of London, which is outside the jurisdiction of the British Parliament, being a state within a state. However, as you rightly point out, a home base needs a mighty military behind it. For centuries it was the Royal Navy. That function was later on taken by the US military, funded mostly by the American taxpayer. However, those days are drawing to an end, as the huge foreign and domestic debt cannot be postponed for ever, nor can the dollar be permanently printed in huge amounts backed by nothing. As far as I can see, the bankers have brought themselves into a check mate position. If they accept the upcoming Eurasian Economic Union, Russia and China take the lead, and all bankster globalist plans fall into the water. If they plan another wider war, they risk a nuclear confrontation, where everybody loses. For the first time in their lives they have found themselves in a position where they are not sure what they have to do. The point is that the Eurasian Economic Union is reality, and its only a matter of time before Europe joins it. By Europe I mean independent sovereign states, as I don’t see the EU lasting too long, especially since Martin Shulz stated that the EU will introduce an EU Constitution which every EU member must accept, and if not, will face expulsion from the EU. Obviously a desperate attempt by the banksters to hold the EU together and at the same time make it more centralized, destroying last traces of sovereignty in Europe. This will only make the EU break up faster. And the banksters ? I have no idea what they are going to do, as they are being forced to accept reality.
Thanks for all your comments, B.F. They are on point and I am in agreement with most all you wrote. The western world has been in such an insane downward spiral for so long that most people (even ardent observers) do not know what to think. However, my sense is that the game is changing in a major way at this very moment. The election of Trump signaled a major turn, or at least a fight, in the dark recesses of the Deep State. The fact that Trump has survived so far suggests quite a force behind him. Meanwhile, the Israelis seem more desperate than I have ever seen them. Each move tightens the noose of a united Muslim world against them. If the west goes down at this point, it will leave some difficult Frankensteins it has created behind it: – Turkey with a megalomaniac, Ottoman-fantasizing leader who commands a huge army and may even have control of NATO hydrogen bombs, – China, which has been gifted decades of western technology and manufacturing capability, and now is becoming a serious military power. Even if we can evade a major war, the world will be a very different place.
When it comes to Trump, history will have to ascertain if he was under the control of the elite before or after he became President. It is true I preferred Trump over Hillary. At the same time it made no sense to me why during last years elections, 200 US admirals and generals would back Trump, somebody who had no political or military experience, unless ofcourse if they wanted a puppet in the White House. Trump from his fathers side is of German origin. From his mothers side he is officially Scottish. However, his mother is of Norwegian Viking origin, being descended from the Norwegian Royal House of Rurik. Coincidence ? The two Bush presidents are both descended from English aristocrats. Coincidence ?
you may find the intel and military people take out the bankers rather than follow their orders.
After the 2008 GFC everybody these days knows they are the enemy of mankind.
Thank you for this excellent analysis. Especially the phrase “banker creations”!
Which is to say that these countries serve only bankers’ interests and not those of the people.
Rothschild did not gain control of the Bank of England until June 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo. However the original creators of the Bank of England in 1694 after William had defeated his father in law at the battle of the Boyne were the Amsterdam bankers posing an ‘English businessmen’.
Again history tells us That New York was named after William’s father in law after his British fleet had bombed that city into submission, Prior to that event the city was known as ‘New Amsterdam’.
The Dutch bankers financed Oliver Cromwell, provoking the English Civil War. The bankers needed Britain, for whom it was a priceless floating fortress for worldwide globalist policies, even in those days. George Washington was financed by the Rotschilds, it being easy, as he was a freemason.
Much of the British army in the Americas at that time were Hessian mercenaries hired to the Bank of England via Rothschild who controlled the Duke of Hesse’s capital. The Duke of Hesse became the Grandfather of the European Monarchies, while Queen Victoria became the Grandmother. And of course what is noted is that they in turn were controlled by the banks but not necessarily that particular branch called Rothschild.
The Jewish Bankers indeed financed Cromwell and ensured the Charles 1st was executed. It was though ‘The Glorious Revolution’ against James 2/7 that cemented the bankers into London. That was why years prior the English Parliament organised the betrothal between James’ daughter Mary to the Duke of Orange. Once James died, ‘their’ man was to be the next king of England, but then James recognised that the Presbyterian Church recognised usury, against all the teaching of Christ, and the Jews simply moved their agenda to fast forward,
Now as for Heinz Kissinger, didn’t a Soviet defector name Kissinger as a ‘colonel’ in the KGB, at the time that Kissinger was at Harvard?
to say team chaos wanted peace in the mideast is like saying ,invite a mongrel street dog to have a fine dinner with you to celebrate a festival.The facts on the ground is testimony enough.
Correct. What else can one expect from countries that’ve built their statehood upon genocide and slavery?
At Real News, a Lebanese foreign policy honcho at the U of Beirut points out that Trump is doing what he has to stay in power do vis-a-vis domestic politics and the pressure he is under from Zionists in the USA.
Like: “It is time to recognize Jerusalem” because it is time for him to bind AIPAC et al to him before Mueller pounces and impeachment proceedings begin . . .
More accurately its Trump following through on some of the deals he made to become President.
Early Sept, 2016, just after the party conventions, Trump made a deal with Sheldon Adelson. What Trump got was $25 million dollars in funding to take on the Hillary-Goldman Sachs machine in the general election.
Prior to that, Trump had not been violently pro-Israeli, unlike the old core of the Republican Party. To my ear, it was only after the meeting with Adelson that the pro-Israeli rhetoric started working its way into his speeches.
I also assume that the pro-Israel hawk who is now US Ambassador to Israel was chosen in that meeting.
I also believe that this move of the embassy was also promised in that meeting.
Maybe Trump is the rare poltiican who actually stays bought. Or at least he figured he didn’t need another bunch of enemies right now. And of course, the guy who gave you $25 million in the last election is a good person to know for the next election. Or if Trump has the sense to try to use next year’s Congressional elections to solve a few problems.
Real News – I always wonder about that site – Max Blumenthal – one of their main characters – is, as far as I know, the son of Sidney Blumenthal of Clinton/Libya fame –
Sometimes words aren’t the whole story –
Go back to Theodore Herzl. The main agreement was to leave Jerusalem out of the Zionist homeland due to its importance to virtually every mono-deity religion.
It is also very interesting to note that once Herzl accepted Joe Chamberlain’s offer of Uganda as a temporary homeland in 1903, Herzl had signed his death warrant and died in 1904 just prior to the annual Zionist meeting. Then Rothschild’s English representative Chaim Weismann became the leader and thus first PM of Israel.
May I stress that in 1904 every Zionist was aware of the importance of Jerusalem to the world both East and West and to move on Jerusalem would be the destruction of Zionism. I guess that Bibi Netanyahu and Trump haven’t studied history that much.
But there’s a strong probability that Hamas is a creation of Mossad. https://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/ZER403A.html
Everything is the creation of Mossad. Also, everyone is a crypto-Jew. Miles Mathis told me, so it must be true.
Hey! Love your logic.
This is true, I believe. Israel did create Hamas. Or at least lend a hand.
But its more in the area of things that come back later to haunt you. Like the USA funding and using Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan.
Israel did not want and did not foresee Hamas becoming the governing force in Gaza. Israel did not want nor foresee Hamas becoming the Hamas of today. I doubt Israel foresaw a Hamas that they would later go to war with.
Israel was trying to counter the power of Arafat and his Palestinian nationalist movement. Israel though a group of religous zealots might be useful in that regard.
File under O for Ooops.
If I remember correctly Hamas was created and legitimised to split the Palestinian opposition; the old divide and conquer rule, much the same as Ariel Sharon used the Palestinian ‘suicide bombers’ to gain sympathy in America. Once Sharon had his coma the suicide bombers virtually stopped.
“Kissinger’s true, and perhaps only, major success story was his shuttle diplomacy…” — I think you miss this monster’s role in the Chile coup where President Allende was murdered on 11th Sept, 1973. Surely Hell awaits with expectation and he only survives here on earth with organ transplants etc.
Hell awaits its master.
FWIW, there’s a tome called ‘Krilya Holopa’ about a Sov military officer that marched to Berlin.
In it there was mentioned a German jeep driver named HK. The name jumped out at me. However, even WIki confirms that HK began his career in the service of Allied Intel.
Thanks Ghassan Kadi for this excellent explanation of the meaning of it all – the best I’ve seen.
Nothing could be more guaranteed to shred Israel’s security, and unite the ME against any hope in the US, than this move.
Yes indeed, Trump does seem to be putting the finishing touches on the US dominance, and it’s still a mystery to me how much of it is planned.
There in lies the difference between VVP and the Trump. Russians can rally around P and his accomplished deeds. Mercans wait to see if Trump will act on behalf of Mercans.
Oy, fking vey!
Yes, thank you very much!!!! Well done!
It is very hard to determine what Erdogan is planning.
He has set a red line up on U.S. recognition of Jerusalem. Now that has been crossed, will he do something to separate from the U.S.?
He is also straining relations with the EU.
The latest on Turkey-Greece relations:
Erdogan’s support for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood makes it hard for Turkey to work with Egypt’s current government.
He needs some sort of stability in Syria, so the refugees can go back. But, he was also one of the major advocates for regime change to get rid of Assad. From 2013:
He’s trying to soften that position, but it is hard to see how Assad will ever trust Erdogan.
Maybe the author above is correct, and Erdogan will be leaving NATO. If so, Turkey needs to join with some other grouping to wield influence.
Another factor in why America never pushed the Israelies to accept a deal with the Palestinians is domestic American politics. During the time period discussed America saw the rise of AIPAC and the Israeli Lobby in general as a powerful force in American politics.
Certainly by the turn of the century, American politicians were convinced that support of AIPAC and friends was required to win an election. As well as being convinced of the corrolary that said that AIPAC as an enemy meant the doom of political hopes. I worked on Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s campaign in ’02 when AIPAC let the charge against her for questioning 9-11 and the American Terror War. AIPAC indeed did mount a powerful effort that defeated a congresslady who was well liked in her district and who’d won 5 cycles in a row. But a media barraged was unleashed that had everyone believing that up was down and down was up and she was driven out of Congress.
So, to me, one of the reasons why America never insisted on Israel making a deal with the Palestinians was that a politician who tried would have been booted out of American politics. Picture what has happened with the Iran Nuke Deal, and then probably double or triple it. Seems like the last President to try to pressure Israel was Bush the Senior. And we’ve seen how Barrack Obama is now attacked by the Israel First brigade for having some minor disagreements with Netanyahoooooo.
Thus, for a bit of what you describe here, you can attribute to Israel’s long-term success in meddling and interfering with American elections for decades and succeeding to the point where any politican who wants to have long-term and national success feels like they must get the badge that says “Friend of Israel”.
A few writers who don’t write for MSM have noticed that what Gen. Flynn actually did was to meddle into policy on behalf of Israel, not Russia. But Israel getting Flynn to lobby against Obama casting one of the first UN votes against Israel in decades will quickly be erased from America’s Memory Hole.
I don’t think Turkey is going to leave NATO any time soon.
My impression of Erdogon is that he likes to play sides off against each other, and try to do so to his benefit. Erdogon won’t have a problem with staying in NATO while working with Russia and even committing the cardinal sin of not buying the goods of the Western Military Industrial Complex because money and profit is always the name of the game in capitalism.
Nope, it would take something major. My guess is that it would not occur until a shooting war starts, then Turkey will suddenly be on a different side than what many expected. Erdogon won’t declare a side until he is forced to do so. Although my guess is that the Brussels Generals don’t really trust Erdogon either and they might cuss but they wouldn’t be surprised.
Canaan for the Canaanites!!!!!
File under unintended consequences.
Is it possible this 3rd Intafada will distract Israel from invading So. Syria?
One thing I don’t know if I could handle about being a military commander would be the part where you order people to die. To give an order knowing that people under your command would die. To be around after the battle knowing that people died because of your orders. Those would be tough things to do.
I see the people in charge of Hamas and Hezbollah trying to tell the Palestinians that they should engage in the Third Intifada.
As a strategy, it might be the thing to do.
But, we also know that this is going to get some people killed. Probably some very young people, as they are the most likely to get caught up in a cause. But, we know that if they get the Third Intifada that they are asking for, they will also get funerals.
I suppose that’s why I’m just some guy in a comment section, because I don’t know if I could do that.
Hamas is NOT Hezzbola
Lets get things straight here…..as some would say “cut through the bullsh*t”.
1. The US has been for a long time the btch of Israel and basically allied or ruled by Zionists on every level…financial, political, etc.
2. US policy is a follow-up of Zionist European-British policy…..which is to help protect and expand Israel.
3. So the US makes wars in the Middle-East, allies with tyrants and oppressors…tries to weaken it and cause chaos.
4. The US while weakening the Middle-East tries to buy time for Israel by pretending to be a peace-broker…..The stupid Arab rulers buy this crap, because they are either stupid or are just actually corrupt and want to stay in power at all costs.
If you were either (1) a Zionist paid or compromised US politician/diplomat/authority or (2) ideologically allied with Zionists…….wouldn’t you want Israel to expand and rule the world ??
I know I would…….Its absolutely brilliant !!
People think you are a peace-maker and broker while at the same time you occupy, support tyrants, destroy nations, cause chaos and weaken your ally’s enemies…..All while you are buying as much time for your ally as you can…..I mean you cannot get a better deal than that.
What are the Arabs going to do ?? …..buy more weapons from the US ?? or beg the UN to do something ?? ……Who cares, right ??
What is the international community going to do ?? ……go to a nuclear war with the US ??……let them huff and puff while they keep using the Zionist-US economic monetary system’s US dollars.
Do you know what ?…….It is probably the most easiest time in the history of mankind to be evil and ally yourself with the lowest scum on Earth.
Never in the history of mankind have humans had the means and technology to know what is going on in the world, while at the same time on a massive scale being blind or in denial of the evil happening around them.
What makes me angry and frustrated is how blind, stupid and naive people are to what is obviously happening in front of their eyes.
They have the audacity in their own ignorance to deny or excuse the world powers for bowing to the Zionists.
Notice that Trump’s annoucement for the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital fell on 6-7th Dec 2017, let’s just settle for Dec 7th. That’s the date for Pearl Harbor. A little too much coincidence.
He’s done this very deliberately (he’s not this stupid), inviting attacks (both false flag and real attacks). It’s a provocation that will be hard to resolve. With this blatant move, the world just learnt that the US can no longer be trusted for any sort of political settlements. They had an inkling before, this is just confirmation.
In the coming weeks or months, we may be looking at US boots in the MidEast on some pretext or he’s setting the stage for another 9/11 on US soil that will spark military retaliation to whomever they finger the blame on.
Everyone is sick to death of hearing about Israel and Middle East issues currently & since the 1970s – ie Christians – and ordinary people in western countries arent going to support a war to save them anytime now or in the future. Kissinger is one of the big villians in all that. Trump, the GOP & Dems will get pummelled at the next elections if they try it.
America has been in decline ever since those people got control of things and it largely started with LBJ in 1963, and those policies have sent the US into debt insolvency, and all the problems that currently exist stem from them. The time is coming that the people will revolt against this costly agenda.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Adams etc would be horrified at what has happened on all this.
As a realist and admirer of Machiavelli, I may have done just what Trump chose to do. This radically pro-Israel policy that changes nothing substantial except perceptions and mythology (where power really resides) has left Israel holding the ball now even more isolated and dependent. It also forces the U.S. out of a dominant position in the MENA region into its already diminishing peripheral position which is precisely where Trump claimed he wanted to be. To put America first he has to defenestrate the power of the Deep State that thrives on foreign wars. Now, he may be doing this unconsciously but either conscious or unconscious the net result is positive for those of us in the USA who are anti-imperialists and believe the Israeli and Saudi Arabian alliance is deeply toxic to the welfare to the non-elites within my country.
you got it right…he is mad ,but a mad genius.He wants out of MENA and he is telling the arabs and the jews; to settle it among themselves.He is also bringing the sunnis and shias together, while team chaos wants them at war.He destroyed the head choppers too by the way…in 50 years time he will be recognised as a great president.
Trump is Zionist scum just like his daughters and son in-laws…..It doesn’t matter whether he is a bought and paid for Zionist scum or an actual ideological Zionist scum.
Being a Zionist scum automatically disqualifies any American from being anti-imperialistic or caring for American “non-elites”…….Do you know why ??
Because the “Empire” is not an “American Empire”, it is not even as the Saker mentions it an “Anglo-Zionist Empire”……….
……the “Empire” is the “Zionist Empire”, where the “Anglo” part will be discarded in the trash-bin of history.
Trump cannot and will not put America first even if he wanted to because America is owned by the Zionists and American is going down the drain either due to one (or even both) of these two things which I believe will occur in our life-time:
1) the collapse of the US dollar, as in hyperinflation and bye-bye US economy and hegomony
2) a nuclear exchange with Russia
If you Americans (including the rest of the world) are lucky, the first will occur instead of the latter. But by all means, if it makes you feel any more hopeful….keep dreaming of a Machiavellian Trump who is secretly doing everything in the interest of the US, and is ingeniously trying to derail the US elite.
well ,it is not a dream come true or maybe it is,..after all, for the first time in the history of the political animal called USA ,there is a president elect versus team chaos, not since JFK.This president is just too willy to be assassinated …so the talking heads of the presstitute and the corrupt three latter intel ,with the more corrupt so called ‘justice ‘department are trying to rail road him instead…Team chaos is panicking cause this dude is not easily brought to heal…all this misfortune and skullduggery in the so called ‘united’ states is good news for the rest of the world….Hopefully by the time this battle is over, the rest of the globe has made peace among themselves…it is like the school bully has his shoestring tied together and is hobbled for some time to come.
Eva Bartlett thinks that Intibah Kadi is a troll:
I don’t know if this is true or not, but Eva’s coverage of Syria has generally been spot on.