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When rats are cornered they jump?

Almost exactly a year ago, US President Trump and Israeli PM Netanyahu both appeared to have the same talking points on Syrian chemical weapons, as each other. They are (and were) both facing corruption investigations; they are (and were) both backed by Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who gave at least $20 million to benefit Trump’s campaign by opposing Hillary, i.e. after he became the nominee. Is Trump really going against Putin’s will and interests in Syria? Not necessarily. But, it doesn’t matter because Trump and Netanyahu are old friends. Trump’s father was friends with Netanyahu. And, the family of Trump’s son-in-law are friends with Netanyahu. If ever Trump is forced to choose between Putin and Netanyahu, he will almost certainly choose his old friend Netanyahu. Nonetheless, Trump is either being torn between the two or he is torn between doing Netnayahu’s will and playing his base who have had enough of foreign wars.

Torn Between Two Lovers“- http://youtu.be/TzGbvTl4mpg

Trump announced that he would withdraw from Syria, perhaps with Putin’s urging, and apparently Netanyahu told him don’t you dare: “White House clarification only adds to confusion over Syria withdrawal” Wed 4 Apr 2018 12.34 EDT, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/04/syria-isis-latest-trump-white-house-remove-troops

Last Tuesday, April 3rd, Trump said about Syria: “I want to get out.  I want to bring our troops back home….” https://web.archive.org/web/20180405104515/https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-heads-baltic-states-joint-press-conference/ Then on Wednesday he talks with Netanyahu: “President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to address recent developments in the Middle East.  President Trump reiterated the commitment of the United States to Israel’s security and the two leaders agreed to continue their close coordination on countering Iran’s malign influence and destabilizing activities.” https://web.archive.org/web/20180404121919/https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/readout-president-donald-j-trumps-call-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu-israel/

Trump used Twitter earlier Sunday to say there would be a “big price to pay” for what he called the “mindless chemical attack” Saturday. In a rare direct condemnation of Russia’s leader, Trump declared, “President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible” for their support of “Animal Assad.” He further called for Syria to open the area of the alleged chemical attack to allow in verification and medical teams. The Russian foreign ministry rejected claims of a chemical attack, saying, “The spread of bogus stories about the use of chlorine and other poisonous substances by (Syrian) government forces continues. “We have warned several times recently against such dangerous provocations,” the Moscow statement said. “The aim of such deceitful speculation, lacking any kind of grounding, is to shield terrorists and to attempt to justify possible external uses of force.” Iran said U.S. claims about the attack were aimed at justifying new American military action. A year ago, after an earlier chemical weapons attack by Syria, Trump launched 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria, targeting the military base that was home to the warplanes that carried out the attack….” Excerpted from “US Military Denies Responsibility For Syria Missile Strikeshttps://www.voanews.com/a/syria-missile-attack/4338366.html

Syria, Russia say Israeli war planes carried out strike on Syrian air base“
Posted:Mon, 09 Apr 2018 04:57:02 -0400
AMMAN (Reuters) – The Russian and Syrian military on Monday said Israeli war planes carried out missile strikes on a Syrian air base, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a “big price to pay” following reports of a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/hbFsA2Y4yk8/syria-russia-say-israeli-war-planes-carried-out-strike-on-syrian-air-base-idUSKBN1HG0D8

When rats are cornered, they jump – supposedly something Putin learned as a child. Trump and Netanyahu are apparently cornered and are dangerous. Both are under investigation for corruption. Putin may or may not be cornered and dangerous as well. Putin was just re-elected and the impacts of the still weak sanctions upon Russia are unclear. While Putin is being formally ostracized, the reality is that Europe and the US are still buying his oil and gas, and BP, Exxon, Shell and many other companies are still doing business there and have been giving Russia their technological expertise. If this ends badly guilt falls at the feet of the FBI and other intelligence agencies for not doing their job or not doing it promptly; at the feet of US Congress for not moving into impeachment proceedings, and on Mueller’s feet for moving too slowly, perhaps because he is trying to be too comprehensive. It also falls at the feet of the greedy oil and gas companies; anyone investing in them, as well as those exporting their technology to Russia, especially for mining and oil and gas.

In an article called “From Russia with disappointment“, 02-11-18, Israeli professor Yoav Fromer describes an apparent cooling in the recently warm relationship between Netanyahu and Putin. He further argues that regional war in the Middle East would benefit Russia by increasing the price of oil and increasing Russian arms exports.

However, while the Russian government is highly dependent upon oil and gas, especially since Gazprom and Rosneft are government owned, Trump is clearly working for the oil and gas industry. Israel is now trying to develop its own gas industry. Russia, the US and Israel are all major arms exporters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_industry

April of 2017:
In April of 2017, on Twitter, Benjamin Netanyahu‏ ‪stated: “When I saw pictures of babies suffocating from a chemical attack in Syria, I was shocked and outraged” The next day, as reported by NPR, Trump stated: “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal that people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line, many many lines.http://www.npr.org/2017/04/05/522743184/president-trump-syrian-attack-crossed-a-lot-of-lines-for-me. After the missile strikes Trump stated: “Assad choked out the lives of innocent men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack… Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched“.

Due to a frighteningly long tradition of pograms and other anti-semitic behavior by Russia and the old Russian Empire – for which no one calls them out – many Russians fled to Israel (and western Europe, and the Americas) when given the chance. Since 1970, only one Jewish grandparent has been required for immigration, and it has been suggested that documents may have been forged to enable Russian mafia to hide out in Israel and avoid extradition. Putin himself may even have an Israeli passport, whether or not he has a Jewish ancestor: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/making-sense-of-trump-ties-to-alleged-neo-nazis-hungary-putin-axis-russian-mobsters-and-israeli-settlements


Not all Israelis like Netanyahu, though he’s apparently more popular than Trump:

It’s hard to top the $20 million given by the Adelsons to get Trump elected. And the Adelsons and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner share an interest in Israeli settlements on Palestinian land as well as friendship with Netanyahu. Most of Trump’s Russian ties appear to be Jewish. Being Jewish and being Russian are not mutually exclusive categories, as some seem to think. Nonetheless, Russia apparently stopped renewing many dual national passports ca June of 2016, according to Forward .com: “Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship“, by Julie Masis June 12, 2016: http://forward. com/news/world/342136/russia-quietly-strips-emigres-of-dual-citizenship/

Sheldon Adelson is the owner of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. He bought the original Sands Hotel and Casino (later bulldozed and a new one built) which was, at one time, partially owned by mobster Meyer Lansky. “Lansky was born Meier Suchowlański in Grodno, in the Russian Empire (now Belarus) to a Polish-Jewish family who experienced antisemitic pogroms.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky
So, Russian pograms gave America one of its most infamous mobsters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sands_Hotel_and_Casino https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Adelson At least half of Sheldon Adelson’s family was also from the old Russian Empire. His father was subjected to anti-semitic violence. Miriam Adelson’s mother’s family were killed during the Holocaust.

Trump Reportedly To Keep U.S. Troops In Syria ‘A Little Longer’” Last Updated: April 04, 2018 16:51 GMT, https://www.rferl.org/a/trump-says-wants-quick-decision-withdrawing-us-troops-syria-votel-pompeo-against-hasty-action/29144518.html

From Russia with disappointment“, by Yoav Fromer, Published:  02.11.18 , 21:36, article may be read here: https://web.archive.org/web/20180409065021/http://scofieldinstitute.org/from-russia-with-disappointment/

Reporting about Israel-Syria: https://web.archive.org/web/20180409064246/http://scofieldinstitute.org/category/biblical-news/

Anyone who has energy left to be alarmed should probably be alarmed that this is called “Biblical News”. This suggests that rather than reading the Bible as descriptions of predictions of historical events which have already past, they are interpreting the past as future. Worse, they may be trying to hasten the end of the world. https://web.archive.org/web/20180409064246/http://scofieldinstitute.org/category/biblical-news/



Last year: “Escalating U.S. role in Syria, Trump orders strikes on Assad airbase
Posted:Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:33:16 -0400 WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America’s “vital national security interest

From the New York Times, 11 Feb. 2017: “For Kushner, Israel Policy May Be Shaped by the Personal“: “… he knew the prime minister, who was friendly with his father, a real estate developer and donor to Israeli causes. Mr. Netanyahu had even stayed at the Kushners’ home in New Jersey, sleeping in Jared’s bedroom. (The teenager moved to the basement that night.) On Wednesday, when the Israeli prime minister visits the White House, Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Kushner will reunite on far different terms from before — and yet their meeting will be imbued with some of the shared ideas of those old encounters. Mr. Netanyahu.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/us/politics/jared-kushner-israel.html

The Adelsons gave $20 million against Hillary (Future 45) once Trump was the nominee.

While open secrets has apparently removed the relevant detailed information, it should still be at fec.gov:

He was also PM from 1996-1999: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-seventh_government_of_Israel


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