Archive for August 2016

The Aleppo Poster Child

Every last one of you will know what the above headline is referring to, and that should tell you – and everyone else in the world if they were even half awake – what is going on here.

But I’ll let Paul Craig Roberts spell it out from an American perspective:

Washington’s media presstitutes are using the image of the child to bring pressure on Russia to stop the Syrian army from retaking Aleppo. http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/17/world/syria-little-boy-airstrike-victim/ Washington wants its so-called moderate rebels to retain Aleppo so that Washington can split Syria in two, thereby keeping a permanent pressure against President Assad.

As for the little boy in the propaganda picture, he does not seem to be badly injured. Let us not forget the tens of thousands of children that Washington’s wars and bombings of 7 Muslim countries have killed without any tears shed by CNN anchors, and let us not forget the 500,000 Iraqi children that the United Nations concluded died as a result of US sanctions against Iraq, children’s deaths that Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said were worth it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omnskeu-puE

Let us not forget that Washington’s determination to overthrow the Syrian government has brought many deaths to Syrians of all age groups. Washington alone is responsible for the deaths. The evil Obama regime has stated over and over that “Assad must go” and is prepared to destroy the country and much of the population in order to get rid of him.

According to the Obama regime, Assad must go because he is a dictator. Washington tells this lie despite the fact that Assad was elected and re-elected and has far higher support among Syrians that Obama has among Americans. Moreover, whatever Washington accuses Assad of doing to Syrians is nothing compared to the death and destruction that Washington brought to Syria.

Perhaps the tragedy of Aleppo could have been avoided if the Russian government had not prematurely declared “mission accomplished” in Syria and withdrawn only to have to rush back after the Russian government was again deceived by Washington.

End of quote.

And whose agenda is it, really, to split Syria in half?

Richard

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CHEMICAL WARFARE RED ALERT: Zika panic DEET chemical part of a brain damaging binary weapon being carpet bombed across America’s cities

Mike Adams is at it again:

(NaturalNews) With every ignorant news organization across America now pushing Americans to slather their skin with DEET chemicals as a defense against Zika mosquitoes, there’s something every American needs to know: DEET is one chemical component of a binary chemical weapon system currently being carpet bombed onto U.S. civilian populations.
That’s an aggressive assertion, I fully realize. So in this article, I’m going to lay out the science for you that proves all this, citing published scientific studies, government research papers, historical accounts of military actions and molecular citations from the world’s most authoritative sources on chemistry…

DEET is one part of a binary chemical weapon (the other part is carbamate insecticides)

I hope you’re paying close attention to what I’m explaining here, because what the study mentioned above reveals is that DEET is part of a binary chemical weapon system that goes “ballistic” against your nerve cells when combined with certain classes of insecticides (such as carbamates and OPs).
What are carbamate insecticides? They are a class of pesticide chemicals that are right now being sprayed on food crops all across America. Even worse, they’re often used in aerial spraying campaigns in combination with DEET. In effect, this is a chemical binary weapon now being deployed against the American people.
“Deet is commonly used in combination with insecticides and we show that deet has the capacity to strengthen the toxicity of carbamates, a class of insecticides known to block acetylcholinesterase,” says the BioMedCentral science paper linked above.

End of quote.

Adams is exposing a horrific unfolding in the US that few others have the combination of expertise and will to expose.

I commend the entire article to you.

Richard

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The Freude of Schadenfreude

I know, I know…

I shouldn’t post this. It’s so politically incorrect. But it’s so funny!!!

And it’s not entirely off topic.

Have you figured out the purpose in the great promotion of sporting achievement, the Olympics being one of the pinnacles?

It’s a key way to distract the public from what’s really going on whilst promoting their underlying social agendas.

So, having justified sharing this post, let me get on with it:

The Freude of Schadenfreude

They say schadenfreude is an ignoble emotion. After all in the original German it means ‘harmful joy’. But I must admit to relishing the feeling when the victim deserves it. Thus, on reading of Ireland’s Olympic Committee President Pat Hickey (‘the most hated man in Irish sport‘) being arrested and banged up in one of Brazil’s toughest prisons a warm glow of inner peace and contentment settled over me while I savoured every lip-smacking detail of his arrest (naked and on-camera) and subsequent imprisonment.

Why? Because Hickey is the exemplar par excellence of the ‘blazer’. That loathed parasitic carbuncle on the backside of every sport. Invariably having been useless at the sport themselves the blazers contrive, through a combination of rat-like cunning, shameless careerism, sycophancy and a total absence of any semblance of decency, to ascent to the highest organising levels of the sport they feed off. Preening, arrogant and unaccountable, these leeches seemingly go on for ever while the sportsmen, the source of their privilege, disappear into obscurity once their brief moment in the sun ends.

So let us rejoice then, and breathe a silent prayer of gratitude as we savour the thought of Hickey getting his arsehole enlarged by the seven sex-starved vibrants with whom he currently shares a cell in Rio. Give it all you got guys, you’re doing the Lord’s work.

Coda: Have you noticed how the Olympic Battle Of The Pharmacists Games have been exploited to promote the anti-White agenda? Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time, completes another board-sweeping masterclass but all the attention focuses on some black woman who managed to swim the length of the pool without drowning.

Meanwhile Ryan Lochte and his buddies (all typical White college boy types) get dragged through the media with finger-wagging relish for little more than a youthful prank. And British media celebrate as the “British” Mohammed Farah (pictured) – born and reared in Somalia – wins gold. Congratulations Britain. You’ve managed somehow to break the mysterious stranglehold that East Africans have held on long-distance running for decades. Well done. Hope nobody discovers your secret.

Savant

One World Currency And The SDR Bond – and does China’s joining it on October 1st have a connection to the Shemitah?

I received the following in an email this morning from a friend (thanks, Steve):

it would appear they have timed it to the Sh’mita!

I have also noticed that my flight tickets in the fine IATA print at the bottom of the printed receipts has included the SDR value for several years at least.

“Special consideration should be given to giving the SDR a greater role. The SDR has the features and potential to act as a super-sovereign reserve currency,” wrote Zhou in 2009. He also wanted the yuan to be included in the SDR, which is going to happen on Oct. 1. Take heed of his predictions.

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http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/one-world-currency-sdr-bond/

 

And in receiving it, I realised I knew next to nought about the SDR and what it represented, but my alarm bells went off. SDR value on airline tickets? China joining the SDR on October 1st? Que?

But isn’t the Internet wonderful?

So what is the SDR? Who better to tell us than the IMF, whose baby it is. I quote:

Special Drawing Right SDR

April 6, 2016

The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. As of March 2016, 204.1 billion SDRs (equivalent to about $285 billion) had been created and allocated to members. SDRs can be exchanged for freely usable currencies. The value of the SDR is currently based on a basket of four major currencies: the U.S. dollar, euro, the Japanese yen, and pound sterling. The basket will be expanded to include the Chinese renminbi (RMB) as the fifth currency, effective October 1, 2016.

The role of the SDR

The SDR was created by the IMF in 1969 as a supplementary international reserve asset, in the context of the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate system. A country participating in this system needed official reserves—government or central bank holdings of gold and widely accepted foreign currencies—that could be used to purchase its domestic currency in foreign exchange markets, as required to maintain its exchange rate. But the international supply of two key reserve assets—gold and the U.S. dollar—proved inadequate for supporting the expansion of world trade and financial flows that was taking place. Therefore, the international community decided to create a new international reserve asset under the auspices of the IMF.

Only a few years after the creation of the SDR, the Bretton Woods system collapsed and the major currencies shifted to floating exchange rate regimes. Subsequently, the growth in international capital markets facilitated borrowing by creditworthy governments and many countries accumulated significant amounts of international reserves. These developments lessened the reliance on the SDR as a global reserve asset. However, more recently, the 2009 SDR allocations totaling SDR 182.6 billion played a critical role in providing liquidity to the global economic system and supplementing member countries’ official reserves amid the global financial crisis.

The SDR is neither a currency, nor a claim on the IMF. Rather, it is a potential claim on the freely usable currencies of IMF members. Holders of SDRs can obtain these currencies in exchange for their SDRs in two ways: first, through the arrangement of voluntary exchanges between members; and second, by the IMF designating members with strong external positions to purchase SDRs from members with weak external positions. In addition to its role as a supplementary reserve asset, the SDR serves as the unit of

End of quote.

Sounds innocent enough. The birth of a new reserve currency alongside gold (yep, still around) and the USD. And the Chinese are being allowed to come to the party (as I understand it, at the expense of the level of the Euro’s participation, not the USD or anyone else – an interesting phenomenon in itself).

And then comes the next step:

Here Come the SDR Bonds March 2, 2016

We have also previously discussed the use of IMF Substitution Accounts to facilitate the issuance of SDR bonds and act as a tool to diversify and substitute USD denominated foreign exchange reserves with SDR bonds.  This will likely be a major component of the G20 report on broadening the use of the SDR.

To make all of this work, banking and finance must accept and adopt the SDR as a unit of account.  Financial instruments, or intermediaries, need to be further developed and implemented in order for this concept to gain ground as a viable partial-solution to the problem of contracting growth.

A framework needs to be created where SDR liabilities can be matched against SDR deposits.  This would entail a greater private use of SDR as a unit of account and lead to its enhanced role as a reserve asset in the international monetary system.

End of quote.

And come they do.

World Bank Approved as the First SDR Bond Issuer in China

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) announced today that the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has approved the World Bank’s inaugural issue in the Chinese domestic market of bonds denominated in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs).  The World Bank is the first entity to receive such approval and it marks the launch of the SDR bond market in the world’s second-largest economy…

… The size of the World Bank’s new issuance program is 2 billion SDRs (approximately equivalent to USD 2.8 billion). The bonds will be denominated in SDRs and payable in Chinese renminbi (RMB). The precise timing of issue and individual bond terms will be based on market conditions at the time of issuance.

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Which is where Steve’s link to One World Currency And The SDR Bond comes in:

It seems this whole situation is moving much faster than anyone could have predicted. With this new SDR being planned since the 1970’s it seems they have been working on this for quite some time. There was another important development in the 1970’s, August 1971 to be precise – President Nixon closed the gold window. Seems there was a little more to that step being taken than meets the eye.

As we reported, the day it happened, the new M-SDR is official and will be moving into the hands of the Chinese banks over the next several weeks. China has been pushing the IMF and World Bank since 2009 to consider a serious change to the current world reserve currency system. The current governor of the Peoples Bank of China (PBOC), Zhou Xiaochuan, has spearheaded this call to change and it appears China is not going to be satisfied with just the M-SDR Bond; they want the whole system to change, now…

… As the new M-SDR Bond, as we stated, begins to mature it will be in demand, not only from large investors – nations, large banks and hedge funds – but will become more attractive to retail investors. This is where the change will occur and the SDR will move from a bond to a currency. If you listened to the interview conducted with Larry White I describe a very specific scenario that moves the M-SDR from a bond to “acting like a currency”. As this aspect of the M-SDR bond grows it will be very easy for the citizens to accept this as a currency. The citizens already accept a “blip-on-the-screen” as currency why wouldn’t they accept a different form of illusion – what is the difference?

End of quote.

Certainly, Rory Hall sees this rapidly becoming the single global currency long spoken of.

And let’s look at the article in the Epoch Times Hall refers to – What China’s SDR Bond Issue Really Means:

Worth Wray, the chief global macro strategist of STA Wealth Management, agrees: “Right now there is no organic demand, but over a five-year horizon it could develop globally and maybe that creates another channel for capital to flow into China—if that’s the only market there is for it,” he said in an interview.

The SDR bonds issued by the two official institutions are different from the official SDR issued by the IMF. In fact, they are a derivative of it. When the World Bank unit called International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) issues the bonds, it receives payment in yuan from the Chinese market or at first from the issue’s underwriter, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

It can then proceed to either spend the yuan in China or exchange them for other currencies and spend them abroad. So far, the IBRD has disbursed $46 billion worth of loans, grants, and credits in China. It is important to note that this process is effectively creating SDRs, which have previously not existed.

Chinese investors receive the SDR bonds, but what do they actually own?

For the Chinese investors, there is the advantage that they can hold a sizeable non-yuan denominated asset in China and reduce their risk to the Chinese currency.

Official SDRs can be redeemed for dollars, euros, yen, pounds, and soon yuan through the IMF. However, the new private SDR, or M-SDR as the IMF calls it, cannot. The new bonds represent a claim on the IBRD. Since the IBRD doesn’t have any SDR assets, the repayment will also be in yuan, dollars, euros, yen, or pounds. So what’s the point of having this new basket?

For the IBRD, there is no advantage because it is borrowing in strong currencies and getting paid in a relatively weak one. For the Chinese investors, there is the advantage that they can hold a sizeable non-yuan denominated asset in China and reduce their risk to the Chinese currency, which may further fall in value. Because of still-existing capital controls, buying foreign assets in size is not yet possible on the Chinese domestic bond market.

However, this is only an advantage for the time being. At the point of maturity, foreign currency will have to flow from the IBRD to the Chinese bond holders, unless they choose repayment in yuan, in which case the whole exercise would be rather pointless.

So given this lackluster value proposition, why are China, the IMF, and the U.S.-controlled World Bank going out of their way to push the SDR into private markets?

Prominent market observers like James Rickards and Willem Middelkoop have long argued that the SDR will be the next world reserve currency. In fact, the current governor of the PBOC, Zhou Xiaochuan, has advocated for the SDR to become the next global reserve currency for a long time now.

“Special consideration should be given to giving the SDR a greater role. The SDR has the features and potential to act as a super-sovereign reserve currency,” wrote Zhou in 2009. He also wanted the yuan to be included in the SDR, which is going to happen on Oct. 1. Take heed of his predictions.

It’s a geeky name but it’s a kind of world money printed by the IMF. They’ll flood the world with trillions of SDRs.

— James Rickards, author, ‘Currency Wars’

“The Chinese … have made it very clear that the Special Drawing Rights of the IMF is the preferred future international world reserve currency,” Middelkoop wrote in a note to clients.

“What you are going to see is world money. You are going to see the IMF print Special Drawing Rights (SDR). It’s a geeky name but it’s a kind of world money printed by the IMF. They’ll flood the world with trillions of SDRs,” Rickards told the Epoch Times earlier this year.

Now that the first issuance is well underway, it is easy to lever up the balance sheets of international development organizations and keep issuing—or printing—SDR obligations even in the trillions until even private market actors support and accept them. Once the SDR is widely accepted as payment, the IMF could just redeem all outstanding local currencies for SDR and the world would not only have a new reserve currency, but just one global currency.

“You create new liquidity. That’s the kind of reform that could change the international system immediately,” says Worth Wray.

Willem Middelkoop says this could be done through an IMF substitution fund, an idea already discussed in the 1970s. “This fund could facilitate a direct exchange of dollars for SDRs. The liquidity issue would be resolved with one stroke of the pen, as an SDR would be created for every dollar that was exchanged,” he wrote in his note.

Sounds crazy? It is, but the official plan is right here, for everyone to see.

End of quote.

So, some certainly the see SDR or, more accurately, the M-SDR Bond becoming the new global currency.

And the timing for all of this fits. This 1998 cover of The Economist – a recognised Rothschild mouthpiece – forecasts a new global currency in 2018. Remember, these horrific people seem bound in some way to reveal their plans ahead of time.

Economist cover showing global currency in 2018 January 1988

Which seems a natural segue to the Shemitah, given this shows the phoenix global currency arising from the ashes of the US dollar.

I have written about the Shemitah phenomenon before, initially regarding the 7 year cyclical pattern that completed last year, and then this year, given it is what is known as a Jubilee Year. But I was interested to understand this phenomenon in more detail, so I read Jonathan Cahn’s The Mystery of the Shemitah.

Wikipedia describes Cahn as follows:

Jonathan Cahn is a pastor and a Messianic Jewish self-professed Rabbi best known for his best-selling novel The Harbinger, in which he compares the United States and the September 11 attacks to ancient Israel and the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel. In particular, he sees Isaiah 9:10 as a prophetic warning to the United States.

End of quote.

I’d call that trying to have a foot in both camps…

Cahn tells a colourful story of the 7 year cycle that keeps turning up in the markets and world events, which is abundantly evident if you look. Not exactly like clockwork, but very close. The Shemitah tradition is that every 7 years, on the eve of the last day of the month of Elul, there is a financial reset:

“At the end of every seven years” refers to the last day of the Sabbath year. Elul was the last month of the Hebrew civil year, and the twenty-ninth day was the last day of Elul. So on Elul 29, the very last day of the Sabbath year, a sweeping transformation took place in the nation’s financial realm. Everyone who owed a debt was released. And every creditor had to release the debt owed. So on Elul 29 all credit was erased and all debt was wiped away. The nation’s financial accounts were, in effect, wiped clean. It was Israel’s day of financial nullification and remission.

In the Hebrew reckoning of time, each day begins not with the morning but with the night. This goes back to Genesis 1, when the account of Creation records that there was first darkness, night, and then the day. So every Hebrew day begins with the night before the day. And since night begins with sunset, every Hebrew day begins at sunset. Therefore the moment that all debts had to be reckoned as wiped away was the sunset of Elul 29.

End of quote.

Cahn then suggests this ancient Jewish pattern of biblical times is simply manifesting itself in our time. There’s no doubt it is, but when he attributes it to the re-expression of biblical prophecy that sees America as the “new Jerusalem”, paying for its sins in the same way, that’s where we part company. If he attributed the pattern to the plans of the satanic Jewish global elite who run our world setting up this old Jewish pattern, then we might strike some agreement, because that, in my opinion, is what sits behind the current pattern.

And it’s important to remember that any reset discussed would only apply to the Jews between themselves. The goyim, as per the Talmud, are worse than cattle, put on the Earth to serve the Jews.

So, is Cahn naïve or complicit? I’ve drawn my own conclusions. I’ll let you draw yours.

So, the 7 year cycle of the Shemitah completed last year. Why is it in play this year, 2016?

It turns out that after 7 rounds of 7 years (49), the following year (50th) is a reset of far greater magnitude. 2016 is a Jubilee year.

But this jubilee year bubbles in “unexpected” places:

Pope Francis opens St Peter’s Holy Door to launch jubilee

Coincidence? I think not.

And so, when is Elul 29 in 2016? October 2nd. A Sunday.

Is China joining the SDR basket on October 1st a coincidence? Not in my reckoning.

And, more broadly, is this the time when the stockmarket house of cards will be allowed to seek its real value?

Time will tell.

Richard

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The Destruction of I.S.I.S is a Strategic Mistake

ISIS targeting (not) Israel

“Stability is not a value in and of itself. It is desirable only if it serves our interests. The defeat of ISIS would encourage Iranian hegemony in the region, buttress Russia’s role, and prolong Assad’s tyranny.”

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BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS – US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter recently gathered defense ministers from allied nations to plan what officials hope will be the decisive stage in the campaign to eradicate the Islamic State (I.S.I.S) organization. This is a strategic mistake.

I.S.I.S, a radical Islamist group, has killed thousands of people since it declared an Islamic caliphate in June 2014, with the Syrian city of Raqqa as its de facto capital. It captured tremendous international attention by swiftly conquering large swaths of land and by releasing gruesome pictures of beheadings and other means of execution.

But I.S.I.S is primarily successful where there is a political void. Although the offensives in Syria and Iraq showed IS’s tactical capabilities, they were directed against failed states with weakened militaries. On occasions when the poorly trained I.S.I.S troops have met well-organized opposition, even that of non-state entities like the Kurdish militias, the group’s performance has been less convincing. When greater military pressure was applied and Turkish support dwindled, I.S.I.S went into retreat.

It is true that I.S.I.S has ignited immense passion among many young and frustrated Muslims all over the world, and the caliphate idea holds great appeal among believers. But the relevant question is what can I.S.I.S do, particularly in its current situation? The terrorist activities for which it recently took responsibility were perpetrated mostly by lone wolves who declared their allegiance to I.S.I.S; they were not directed from Raqqa. On its own, I.S.I.S is capable of only limited damage

A weak I.S.I.S is, counterintuitively, preferable to a destroyed I.S.I.S.

I.S.I.S is a magnet for radicalized Muslims in countries throughout the world. These volunteers are easier targets to identify, saving intelligence work. They acquire destructive skills in the fields of Syria and Iraq that are of undoubted concern if they return home, but some of them acquire shaheed status while still away – a blessing for their home countries. If I.S.I.S is fully defeated, more of these people are likely to come home and cause trouble.

If I.S.I.S loses control over its territory, the energies that went into protecting and governing a state will be directed toward organizing more terrorist attacks beyond its borders. The collapse of I.S.I.S will produce a terrorist diaspora that might further radicalize Muslim immigrants in the West. Most counter-terrorism agencies understand this danger. Prolonging the life of I.S.I.S probably assures the deaths of more Muslim extremists at the hands of other bad guys in the Middle East, and is likely to spare the West several terrorist attacks.

Moreover, a weak and lingering I.S.I.S could undermine the attraction of the caliphate idea. A dysfunctional and embattled political entity is more conducive to the disillusionment of Muslim adherents of a caliphate in our times than an IS destroyed by a mighty America-led coalition. The latter scenario perfectly fits the narrative of continuous and perfidious efforts on the part of the West to destroy Islam, which feeds radical Muslim hatred for everything the West stands for.

The continuing existence of I.S.I.S serves a strategic purpose. Why help the brutal Assad regime win the Syrian civil war? Many radical Islamists in the opposition forces, i.e., Al Nusra and its offshoots, might find other arenas in which to operate closer to Paris and Berlin. Is it in the West’s interests to strengthen the Russian grip on Syria and bolster its influence in the Middle East? Is enhancing Iranian control of Iraq congruent with American objectives in that country? Only the strategic folly that currently prevails in Washington can consider it a positive to enhance the power of the Moscow-Tehran-Damascus axis by cooperating with Russia against I.S.I.S

Furthermore, Hizballah – a radical Shiite anti-Western organization subservient to Iran – is being seriously taxed by the fight against ISIS, a state of affairs that suits Western interests. A Hizballah no longer involved in the Syrian civil war might engage once again in the taking of western hostages and other terrorist acts in Europe.

The Western distaste for ISIS brutality and immorality should not obfuscate strategic clarity. ISIS are truly bad guys, but few of their opponents are much better. Allowing bad guys to kill bad guys sounds very cynical, but it is useful and even moral to do so if it keeps the bad guys busy and less able to harm the good guys. The Hobbesian reality of the Middle East does not always present a neat moral choice.

The West yearns for stability, and holds out a naive hope that the military defeat of ISIS will be instrumental in reaching that goal. But stability is not a value in and of itself. It is desirable only if it serves our interests. The defeat of ISIS would encourage Iranian hegemony in the region, buttress Russia’s role, and prolong Assad’s tyranny. Tehran, Moscow, and Damascus do not share our democratic values and have little inclination to help America and the West.

Moreover, instability and crises sometimes contain portents of positive change. Unfortunately, the Obama administration fails to see that its main enemy is Iran. The Obama administration has inflated the threat from ISIS in order to legitimize Iran as a “responsible” actor that will, supposedly, fight ISIS in the Middle East. This was part of the Obama administration’s rationale for its nuclear deal with Iran and central to its “legacy,” which is likely to be ill-remembered.

The American administration does not appear capable of recognizing the fact that ISIS can be a useful tool in undermining Tehran’s ambitious plan for domination of the Middle East

By Dr. Efraim Inbar August 21, 2016

ISIS

Greater Israel and the Tale of Two Temples

An interesting take on the history of Israel and the broader Middle East:

Up until recently the world has been brainwashed into believing that Israel is a Judaic, Jewish state as promised to them in the Bible and that centralized control, religious, social, political and economic should reside in Jerusalem with a new temple symbolizing this body and a Jewish Messiah who will rule the world. (Compare to the second and third paragraph of this article.)

Consider this recent report from Press TV:

“Israeli institutions and organizations are reportedly awaiting the regime’s go-ahead for the construction of a so-called “third temple” in place of al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock in the Israeli-occupied Jerusalem al-Quds….Israeli Zionists claim they have the right to build a third temple in line with “scriptural prophecies” to follow the tradition of the first and second ones built in ancient times.”

Over and above the political implications of this story, historians and archaeologists are having a problem with this whole concept, first and foremost because it appears that there never was a first temple neither was “king David” the powerful ruler he is claimed to be. Little to no evidence after 70 years has been found for the building of the first temple, either inside of Jerusalem or in references to it in surrounding countries.

The Armana letters for example, diplomatic correspondence between Ankenaton refer to tribal chiefs at Shechem and in Judea, as well as correspondence with Tushratta in the Mittani kingdom during a period when Joseph and his family were in Egypt and Canaan was an Egyptian protectorate. The Mittani were in alliance with Egypt through intermarriage and through trade.

The concept of a “Greater Israel” historically does not apply to Judea but to Egypt that ruled from the Nile to the Euphrates river, where all peoples within these borders pledged allegiance to the Pharaoh, who was seen as a “god” with a divine right to rule.

End of quote.

I commend the article to you.

Richard

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