Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In The News

Today, there are a wide variety of pertinent news stories:

Despite initial positive statements by Saudi Arabia on the Iran nuclear deal reached Sunday in Geneva, a senioradvisor to the Saudi royal family said that his country was deceived by its American ally in the agreements and will pursue an independent foreign policy in response.
The advisor, Nawaf Obaid, told a think tank meeting in London "we were lied to, things were hidden from us. The problem is not with the deal that was struck in Geneva but how it was done," reports The Telegraph.

The Saudi call for independent policy comes after an interview appeared last Friday in which Saudi Arabia’s UK ambassador, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, said his country would not "sit idly by" if the West failed to stop Iran's nuclear program.
Israeli leaders have similarly expressed strong criticism of the Iran deal and left the option of a military strike open. While the security interests of the two nations seem to be aligned on this issue, Saudi Arabia denied reports of diplomatic contact with Israel - which the Gulf state does not officially recognize - leading to cooperation on a possible strike.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Israel had become isolated after his country and world powers reached a historic deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.

In a Tuesday interview with state TV marking his first 100 days in office, Rouhani said that the tables had been turned on those who tried to turn Iran into a pariah state.

“Many were trying to isolate Iran, but who is isolated today? Our enemies are in fact isolated,” he said, according to a translation by semi-official Press TV.
He did not refer to Israel by name, but used language — “an illegitimate, occupier regime” — commonly used to describe the country, Iran’s arch-enemy.
Rouhani touted the deal as a turning point for the Islamic Republic.
“World powers have recognized Iran’s nuclear rights,” he said, according to the Financial Times. “The confirmation from the great powers is of huge value.”
He added that the agreement had broken the sanctions regime.
“The centrifuges are functioning now and the people’s economic conditions will also get better,” he said, according to a translation posted by the state-run IRNA news site.

While Kerry was taking a giant leap towards war for America over the last few months (and the White House over the last year and longer), guess who were busy little evil bees? Yep, an Iranian missile group delegation visited Pyongyang as Geneva nuclear talks were actively taking place. As we gave Iran everything they wanted with nothing in return, they were in North Korea secretly developing new long-range rocket boosters for ICBMs… which is believed by U.S. intelligence agencies to be intended for a new long-range missile or space launch vehicle that could be used to carry nuclear warheads, and could be exported to Iran in the future. Both North Korea and Iran are expected to have missiles capable of hitting the United States with a nuclear warhead in the next two years. And we just gave them the nuclear green light. How’s that for suicide on an epic scale?

Several groups of technicians from the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG), a unit in charge of building Iran’s liquid-fueled missiles, traveled to Pyongyang during the past several months, including as recently as late October, to work on the new, 80-ton rocket booster being developed by the North Koreans, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports.

Silly rabbits… that pesky little agreement in Geneva over the weekend didn’t mean squat. Obama is not looking to slow down Iran. He is buying enough time for them to get fully nuclear armed. He wants war and he wants Israel eliminated. He also wants America on her knees. While Obama is shuttering our ICBM squadrons and destroying our silos, Iran and North Korea are beefing up theirs and he is helping them. What does that tell you?

One official described the new booster as a thruster for a “super ICBM” or a heavy-lift space launcher.
“It is completely new from what they have done so far,” the official said.
The official said the missile cooperation was disseminated in multiple intelligence reports over the past several months. The official suggested the reports were suppressed within the government by the Obama administration to avoid upsetting the talks in Geneva.
“Why does the administration want so much to negotiate a nuclear agreement with Iran if they know full well that that country is building nuclear delivery vehicles?” the official asked.
State Department and White House National Security Council spokeswomen had no immediate comment. A Defense Intelligence Agency spokeswoman declined to comment.

“Iran currently appears focused on increasing the capability and range of its ballistic missiles,” the report said. “Although Iran is unlikely to deploy the Safir SLV as a ballistic missile, the Safir, and the development and test of the two-stage Sajjil [medium-range ballistic missile], has provided Iran with much of the technology and experience necessary to develop and produce longer-range ballistic missiles, including ICBMs.”

Editor’s Note…
Predictably, the ink hasn’t dried out yet on Obama’s nuclearization deal with the Nazi regime in Tehran, and US-China military brinkmanship in the pacific is already underway. Now that America is pulling out of the Middle East, leaving behind it the new pet regional proxy (or the ‘seventh recognized world power’ as this report puts it) to fill the vacuum and hopefully contain Russia’s new honey moon with its former Sunni clients (like Egypt), but quite likely engulfing the region in endless wars and destabilization, the noble-peace-prize president can begin poking China in the eye in its own home court while preparing the US Navy in the pacific for a second Pearl harbor like false flag.

[More 'rumors of war'. Don't forget, the Tribulation will bring warfare on a massive scale. We're seeing the process now.]

Asia is on the cusp of a full-blown arms race. The escalating clash between China and almost all its neighbours in the Pacific has reached a threshold. All other economic issues at this point are becoming secondary.
Beijing's implicit threat to shoot down any aircraft that fails to adhere to its new air control zone in the East China Sea is a watershed moment for the world. The issue cannot easily be finessed. Other countries either comply, or they don't comply. Somebody has to back down.
The gravity of the latest dispute should by now be obvious even to those who don't pay attention the Pacific Rim, the most dangerous geostrategic fault line in the world.

Even if the immediate crisis can be defused, we are clearly sliding into a new Cold War. While it is dangerous, it could have paradoxical and powerful side effects. Rearmament lifted the world economy out of slump in the late 1930s, working as a form of concerted Keynesian fiscal stimulus. It could do so again.

The Asian arms race is young, but clearly under way already. China has launched its first stealth drone, known as Sharp Sword. It developing indigenous aircraft carriers. Its “Two-Ocean-Strategy” implies a fleet of five or six carrier battle groups.
Japan is already rearming. It is building a de facto marine force. It has launched its largest warship since WW2, an 800-foot long DDH-class helicopter carrier, an aircraft carrier in all but name. Tokyo is developing its own version of the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency. Spending on warships and aircraft will jump by 23pc this year.
When I visited the spanking new buildings of the Japanese defence ministry in Tokyo in March, it already seemed like another world from the run-down digs of the old Self-Defence Force that I had visited six years earlier.
You could feel the emergence of a new military power, pacifist still in name only. The message that came through loud and clear from talking to officials is that Japan is ready for a fight if necessary, and is convinced that it can sink or shoot down any force sent by China into Japan's waters and airspace – whether to close in on the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, or to ratchet up pressure against Okinawa.

The Pentagon is fortifying bases in the Pacific and looking to revive World War II-era air bases as part of an effort to survive a Chinese missile attack that could wipe out critical installations on Okinawa and elsewhere, military records, interviews and congressional testimony show.

The strategy indicates the evolution of the administration's shift toward Asia, which includes the creation of a growing base in northern Australia. Chinese missiles have been a preoccupation of Pentagon planners who worry they could be used as a threat to deny access to the region by U.S. ships, planes and troops.

China's announcement last weekend of an Air Defense Identification Zone, which includes disputed areas of the East China Sea, has ratcheted up tensions between China and her neighbors, leading some to believe war is imminent.

The new ADIZ has brought added tension to one of China’s several current territorial disputes. As pointed out in Shanghai-based news-blog, The, earlier this summer, a particularly strident pro-government local newspaper, Weweipo, published a war-mongering article describing the “Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years.” The article essentially predicts that most of China’s current border disputes will eventually lead to war.

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harnessandleash said...

Well at least one thing is making sense with today's headlines… "The enemy of my enemy is my friend," didn't originate as an Arabic proverb for no reason. But the Chinese are saying, wait a minute, we wrote our proverb first… "It is good to strike the serpent's head with your enemy's hand."
I wonder where they got the idea of a serpent?

(Scott, thanks again for all your hard work. Turning on the TV for any kind of real news has such a ho-hum effect. Blessed Thanksgiving.)

Alice said...

Yes, Scott, thank you so much for all that you do here! And a blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Happy Thanksgiving to our blog family, too!

On another note.... I'm so thankful that I have God's Word of Truth because there isn't any truth found anywhere else these days!

Scott said...

Thanks, and amen! Same too ya!

Stephen said...

16, 097 at records again.

all week long

above 16 000 on the dow

like a broken record.

NEXT is the sign of the SON OF MAN
and the sign of Jonah.....

28 NOV 2013 comet ISON

get ready for a collapse like
never before.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

One fine day said...

Blessed Thanksgiving to all!

Scott said...

Exactly, Mrs C - You guys have a nice Thanksgiving :)

Caver said...

And a Blessed, safe, joyous, and contemplative day of Thanksgiving to all from the Caver household.

Thank You Father for these Blessings, untold and uncountable.

Thank You Jesus for prophecy given, prophecy fulfilled, and our salvation.

Perhaps soon, real soon....