Saturday, November 26, 2022

Israel Helped the US Assassinate General Soleimani

from The Anti Media:

American reports have revealed that intelligence from Israel helped confirm information that led to the killing of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, NBC News revealed on Friday.

NBC reported that the Syrian Cham Wings Airlines Airbus A320 landed in Baghdad, stating that the American intelligence services, which are based in the airport, identified the exact time and place of the Iranian general.

Israeli intelligence helped confirm the information.

Iran and Russia Look to Establish a Joint Bank, Trading in Non-Dollar Terms

from The Sirius Report:

Iran and Russia are traditional allies, so it should come as no surprise that as Iran continues to come in from the cold as sanctions are lifted, they would look to further develop their economic and political ties. In the latest initiative, Russian banks are at the forefront of a drive to enter Iran’s banking system. Crucially, Iran recognises after the years of sanctions that its banking sector is, in some aspects, deficient and is looking to Russia to introduce a broad range of financial products for both retail and commercial clients, to assist in its overhaul and redevelopment.

It has been reported that their respective central banks have been in talks about further cooperation and that as many as a dozen Russian banks are looking at entering the Iranian banking system. Historically there have been close ties between them, both in terms of trade and commerce as well as interbank cooperation. Sanctions put pay to those initiatives, but that is beginning to change. In recent years, bilateral trade has been conducted in either dollars or euros utilising intermediaries such as the UAE.

A by-product of the sanctions has seen many Iranian organisations conducting their trade through a network of overseas subsidiaries but there is evidence that this is beginning to change as business looks to return to Iran in a post sanctions world.

Unsurprisingly there is a desire for future trade between these nations to be either in the Iranian rial or the Russia ruble. The removal of the reliance on the dollar and the euro would circumvent the need to rely on the European and American central banking systems.

The entry of Russian banks into the Iranian market would clearly assist in this process of de-dollarisation, allowing Iranian companies to buy Russian goods in rubles and it is felt that the move can be reciprocated in terms of the Iranian rial in Russia.

Currently there is one Iranian Bank operating in Russia, which is used for the import and export of goods including food produce. Although the trade between the two nations is less than 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} as a proportion of Russian international trade, the launch of these banking initiatives is seen as opening the flood gates for a rapid growth in trade between the two nations.

Read More @ TheSiriusReport.com

One-Third Of Ukraine Farmland May Go Unplanted As Russia Begins ‘Second Phase’ Of War

from ZeroHedge:

About one-third of Ukraine’s farmlands may not be harvested or cultivated this year as Russia begins the second phase of the conflict in the war-torn country.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) noted in a report on Tuesday that the “vast destruction of crops and infrastructure due to the war jeopardizes food production.”

FAO estimates approximately 33% of the crops and agricultural land may not be harvested because of the escalating war.

Israeli teens tell Netanyahu they won’t serve in IDF, slam occupation of Palestine

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from RT:

Sixty-three Israeli students signed a letter stating they would defy mandatory military service despite the risk of jail. Citing the occupation of Palestine, the letter criticizes the policies of Israel’s “racist government.”

The letter, signed on Thursday by sixty-three high school students from across Israel, is addressed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.

Pointing to Israel’s blockade on the Gaza Strip and illegal West Bank settlements, the letter states that “the army implements the policy of a racist government that violates basic human rights, which applies one law to Israelis and another to the Palestinians in the same area.”

Blaming the Israeli government and IDF for decades of violent conflict, the students wrote they “decided not to take part in the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people, which separates people into two hostile camps. Because as long as people live under occupation that denies them human rights and national rights we will not be able to achieve peace.

The signatories also said that Israelis are exposed to a culture of “militarism” from a young age, and that they want to “change the entire system.”

The IDF has not formally responded to the letter, but Yesh Atid MK Elazar Stern, a retired IDF major general, called the letter “sad” but “marginal.”“I think our youth is committed enough to handle these marginal types. It’s minuscule compared to the hundreds of thousands who enlist, and isn’t more than [the number of draft dodgers] in the past,” Stern said.

All Jewish, Druze and Circassian Israeli citizens over 18 are expected to serve in the IDF. However, Israel’s Arab minority is exempt from mandatory service. Men serve for two years and eight months, and women for two years.

Although such cases are rare, the IDF has previously jailed young conscientious objectors who have refused to serve. In July, 19-year-old Noa Gur Golan was detained in a military prison for defying her draft orders. In an open letter she wrote before refusing to enlist, Golan said she could not be complicit in a “reality where violence is the norm.”

In a similar incident in 2014, 53 graduates of Jerusalem’s Arts and Science Academy signed a letter declaring their refusal to serve in the military. The alumni of the prestigious university wrote that the IDF was a “contractor in active segregation based on the concept of ethnic superiority of the Jews over Palestinians – a regime that oppresses and tramples basic human rights, which applies a different legal system to the different populations in the West Bank, and uses a system of discrimination based on ethnic lines from 1948.”

Read More @ RT.com

TUCKER: PRESIDENT TRUMP MUST PARDON ROGER STONE TO PREVENT ‘RUSSIAGATE 2’

by Tom Pappert, InfoWars:

It’s starting to look like the Deep State and Democrats planned the commotion this week to take down Attorney General Bill Barr.

As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier–

The DOJ Backing Down From Abusive Sentencing Recommendation For Roger Stone

CONFIRMED: YouTube Censors ‘Anti-Protest’ Channels in Bid to Bolster New ‘Color Revolution’ in Hong Kong, China

from 21st Century Wire:

The irony is almost too much to bear now. 

This week, Silicon Valley giant YouTube has taken a string out of China’s bow by deplatforming some 210 channels for posting content criticizing the recent Hong Kong protests, claiming that channels were somehow “sowing political discord” on behalf of the Chinese government.

The Google subsidiary accused the channels of acting “in a coordinated manner.” Their move was the most recent in a clear pattern of censorship, along with social media giants Facebook and Twitter who recently censored pro-Chinese accounts in a move critics have called ‘arbitrary’ censorship.

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by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

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CHINA RAISES TARIFFS ON THE U.S. AND CUTS DUTIES ON GOODS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

China isn’t backing down when it comes to the trade war.  The Chinese government has just raised tariffs on imports coming in from the United States and cut duties on goods from other countries.

In addition to gaining an edge against the U.S. in the trade war, lowering tariffs on products originating from other countries allows China to limit the damage on its economy, PIIE (Peterson Institute for International Economics) said, according to CNBC. Such a move by China has placed American firms at a “considerable cost disadvantage,” said PIIE researchers, who include notable trade expert Chad P. Bown.

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH ANTARCTICA? US Military’s ‘Operation Deep Freeze’ in Antarctica Continues

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Operation Deep Freeze: Vital mission in Antarctica Continues

from Pacom:

Operation Deep Freeze, the Department of Defense’s logistical support to the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), kicked off with the Antarctic Season Opening Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sept. 28, 2017.

The festival will include interactive walking tours of Antarctic landmarks around the city, exhibitions showcasing artwork and stories of the early Antarctic explorers and public talks by representatives of the international Antarctic community in Christchurch, one of the five international gateway cities to Antarctica. The festival events will run from the end of September through the first two weeks of October.

These festivities provide an opportunity to celebrate the Antarctic programs based in the city as well as the international relationships strengthened through shared support for a stable and secure Pacific region and commitment to research and scientific programs conducted for the betterment of mankind.

This year’s program includes a public Air Day at the Christchurch International Airport with displays of multiple airframes from Australia, New Zealand and USAP partners Saturday, October 7th. Christchurch International Airport is the staging point for deployments to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, a key research and operations facility for the USAP.

The traditional ‘South to Antarctica’ church service will take place at the Transitional Cathedral, followed by the New Zealand Antarctic Society’s wreath-laying ceremony at the Statue of Sir Robert Falcon Scott Sunday, October 8th.

Members of the New Zealand Antarctic Program, Committee of Managers of National Antarctic Programs, Canterbury University, Christchurch Cathedral dignitaries, U.S. Ambassadors, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica and U.S. military partners are invited to the ceremonies.

The U.S. military is uniquely equipped and trained to operate in Antarctica’s austere environment, where the USAP’s research is conducted, and has therefore provided logistical support to the USAP since 1955.

Led by Pacific Air Forces, the Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica (JTF-SFA) provides USAP’s military support, which comprises of active duty, National Guard and Reserve U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Army personnel.

JTF-SFA coordinates strategic inter-theater airlift, tactical deep field support, aeromedical evacuation support, search and rescue response, sealift, seaport access, bulk fuel supply, port cargo handling and transportation requirements.

“Our total force and joint team proudly continues the tradition of U.S. military support to the USAP and demonstrates the United States’ commitment to a stable Pacific region,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Grimsley, JTF-SFA deputy commander.

Airlift for Operation Deep Freeze involves active duty and Reserve C-17 Globemaster III support from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa., LC-130 Hercules support from the New York Air National Guard, sealift support from the U.S. Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command, engineering and aviation services from U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, cargo handling from the U.S. Navy, and public health and veterinary services support from the U.S. Army.

PANIC IN PALESTINE: ABBAS CALLS 8 MUSLIM NATIONS AND BEGS THEM TO STOP TRUMP FROM JERUSALEM MOVE

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by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

Abbas “warned categorically that taking such a step would lead to the destruction of the peace process and would bring the region into an uncontrollable situation,”  according to his spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh. On Wednesday Abbas ordered his foreign minister to demand the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation hold emergency sessions regarding the possible US measures.

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS CALLED EIGHT ARAB AND WORLD LEADERS AND URGED THEM TO PREVENT THE RELOCATION OF THE US EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM, AND A DECLARATION BY US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ACKNOWLEDGING JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL.

“The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.” Psalms 147:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: When President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it will set off a firestorm all across the Middle East and possibly beyond. Nearly every major news outlet in the world is now saying the move will come sometime between tomorrow and Wednesday. Isn’t it funny to see Donald Trump, the sworn enemy of the Liberal Left, totally in the drivers seat and about to be used of God to fulfill Bible prophecy? For all of you who last year were dumbfounded why I would support Trump for president, this is why I supported and still support him. Talk about the “trump of God”, and who says the LORD doesn’t have a sense of humor? But there’ll be nothing funny about what happens about Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Wait for it…

As of Saturday night, Trump had not signed a waiver delaying the move of the embassy by another six months, and he has only until Monday to do so. A stream of media reports in recent days have indicated that the president intends to declare in a speech within days that he considers Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital, and that he may say he is instructing his team to prepare to move the embassy.

Abbas, according to the official PA news Wafa, told the leaders in a series of phone calls Saturday of the dangers of such a move, and urged them to intervene with Trump.

Abbas called Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Tunisian President Béji Caid Sibsi, the emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Abbas “warned categorically that taking such a step would lead to the destruction of the peace process and would bring the region into an uncontrollable situation,”  according to his spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh.

ON WEDNESDAY ABBAS ORDERED HIS FOREIGN MINISTER TO DEMAND THE ARAB LEAGUE AND THE ORGANIZATION OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION HOLD EMERGENCY SESSIONS REGARDING THE POSSIBLE US MEASURES.

On Friday, a delegation from the Palestinian Authority reportedly met with presidential adviser Jared Kushner to warn that if the White House announces the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, or if  Trump makes remarks acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, this would mark the end of the peace process, according to Israeli news reports.

Any such steps “will kill the negotiations,” the PA delegation — which included Majed Faraj and Saeb Erekat, senior officials close to Abbas — told Kushner,  Hadashot news reported.

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com