“They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. 15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down” (Jeremiah 6:14,15)
” For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape”. 1. Thessalonians 5:2,3).
Sputnik 20 April 2018: It was recently revealed that Trump has invited Putin to the White House.
Lavrov: During a phone conversation, the US President extended this invitation and said that he’d be glad to welcome him in the White House and to meet with him during a return visit.
Lavrov: President Putin is ready for such meeting.
However, the precidents are ny deep state /intelligence services) pupets who receive orders from above
While Putin and Trump as well as Russian and US military fortunately now agree on no confrontation between Rusia and USA over Syria Israel has a problem which may lead to war: Iran – which would probably then be a war with USrael – and Russia would have to intervene on Iranian side, after all.
DEBKAfile 20 Apr. 2018: The promised military punishment is on the way for Israel’s air strike on the Syrian T-4 base on April 9, the deaths of seven Guards officers and the knocking out of their airspace command in Syria – acc. to Iranian Rev. Guard General Salami. And Netanyahu replied: ” said: “We will fight whoever tries to harm us. We are not put off by the price and will exact a cost from those who want to harm us… the people will stand strong.” Israel has a tradition to deliver the first blow.
Infowars 17 April 2018: President Donald Trump reportedly favored bombing Russian and Iranian targets in Syria, before Pentagon chief James Mattis talked the US leader out of it.
Trump discussed three military options for Syria last week with his revamped national security team, led by Bush-era hawk John Bolton, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with White House decision-making.
The least expansive option included striking “a narrow set of targets”linked to what the report said were “Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities.” The second option proposed targeting a broader set of Syrian targets, including “suspected chemical-weapons research facilities and military command centers.”
Finally, the most aggressive proposal might have included bombing Russian air defenses in Syria, in order to “cripple the regime’s military capabilities without touching [President Bashar] Assad’s political machinery.”
The latter option, which would have been three times as powerful as the one eventually carried out by the US, the UK and France, was reportedly particularly favored by Trump.
Defense Secretary Mattis, a retired Marine general who gained notoriety during the 2004 siege of Fallujah in Iraq, took a more reasonable stance on the strikes. He argued that hitting Russian or Iranian targets could trigger a dangerous response from Moscow and Tehran, sources told the newspaper.
However, even newly-appointed National Security Adviser Bolton, who called for Iran to be bombed and who has promoted a muscular policy towards North Korea, did not oppose Mattis’ reasoning. According to WSJ, he realized that “the most robust option might drag the US more deeply into the conflict” and felt “that was too much for his first week on the job.”
DEBKAfile 17 Apr. 2018 Israel ramps up ground, air units along Syrian, Lebanese borders
Israeli military sources reported early Tuesday that the IDF had ramped up its forces along the Syria and Lebanese borders after Iran, Syria and Hizballah Monday redoubled their threats of reprisals for the Israeli air strike on the T-4 air base on April 9 and the deaths of eight Iranian Rev Guards officers. An IDF communique stressed that ground and air units were on high alert.
Iran skips US petrodollar – as did Libya, Iraq and Syria!!
DWN 18 April 2018: According to a TV report, Iran wants to turn its back on the dollar when it comes to foreign business. In the future, the euro should be used for it, reported the channel Press TV on Wednesday, as Reuters reported. The decision had fallen at a cabinet meeting, which was about ways to break the price decline of the Rial.
Already a few weeks ago, the country had announced to change the oil trade to other currencies than the dollar.