By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
With all the wars and rumors of wars in the world, are we headed for some massive East versus West confrontation? Let’s tie it all together and start in Ukraine.
There are new allegations from the U.S. State Department about Russia actually shooting into Ukraine from the Russian side of the border. The State Department says Russian artillery is shooting at Ukraine army positions, and they have been doing so for weeks. Add this to the recent downing of the Malaysian jet, and you clearly get a picture of the situation in Ukraine getting far worse, no matter who actually shot down the aircraft. On top of that, the government in Kiev is falling apart because of money problems and war in Eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, the EU and Canada have imposed more sanctions. To call this an escalation is an understatement. Russia is not backing down despite the so-called sanctions that Europe does not want to impose.
There are now massive protests in the West Bank as the Hamas/Israel war rages on. Thousands of Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers, and at least two protesters were killed. Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to get a cease-fire, but neither side wants to stop shooting. Hamas wants its ports and borders opened, and Israel wants all of the rockets and tunnels controlled by Hamas destroyed. Likely, when this is over, Israel will also want to demilitarize Gaza. So, this is going to continue to the bitter end unless both sides accept a cease-fire. There will be no winners in this war as many Palestinians will be killed or injured, and global public opinion for Israel will, no doubt, take a beating. Now, the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, “Israel must be destroyed.” Khamenei also said, “The West bank needs to be armed like Gaza.” At this point, I think there is no chance for any peace deal in the foreseeable future, but war is on the table and it’s going to get far worse for Israel.
Then, there is the Islamic State, or Isis, in Western Iraq and Eastern Syria. The Islamic State has, for all intents and purposes, erased the border between Iraq and Syria. The radical offshoot of al-Qaeda is persecuting Christians and others in Iraq. Tens of thousands are fleeing for fear of being executed. The Islamic State is now in control over almost all of Syria’s natural gas and oil fields. It is in control of at least half of Iraq. The Obama White House has known about this for a year and has refused to help the Iraqi government which we put into power. Now, Iraq is telling the U.S. that if it does not help, it will get it from someone else. That is likely going to be Russia or China. Meanwhile, President Obama is getting ready for a two week vacation.
There is new news in the IRS targeting scandal. We were told that emails from the IRS official going after conservative groups were lost and could not be recovered—Wrong! Now, it is reported that not only the emails from Lois Lerner can be recovered from back-up tapes, but her hard drive has also been found. Instead of it being totally destroyed, it looks like two years’ worth of emails from Lerner are now going to see the light of day. Somebody is going to jail over this un-constitutional crime!!!
Texas Governor Rick Perry is going to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to try to stop the flow of illegal immigration. That is sending the biggest message yet to the people of Central America to not come here illegally. They all think they will get amnesty because of Obama’s policies. That is what they are effectively getting. Republicans want to change the laws to send them back home and close the border. Democrats tell us the borders are secure and want so-called “reform” so everything that is now illegal will be legal. No legislation will get finished this year. So, I wish Governor Perry much luck in securing the border.
Finally, someone wrote me and said it is the tool of the powers that be to control us by fear. I do not want you to be fearful, but informed. In the Bible, it says 365 times the phrase “Fear Not.” That’s one for every single day of the year. So, have a nice weekend and “Fear Not.”
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