‘Saudi Arabia, Israel and the U.S. comprise the Axis of Evil’

In an interview with Balkans Post, former U.S. Army officer Joachim Hagopian said “Saudi Arabia, Israel and the U.S. comprise the Axis of Evil, all lined up to pass off lie after lie as if repeated often enough they suddenly become believable.”

Pointing to Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital Mr. Hagopian said, “Lacking support from the vast majority of the rest of the world, Trump will not be making America great again but signaling its end as a sovereign nation.”

He also said the decision may be the impetus to trigger World War III.

Here’s the full transcript of the interview:

BP: U.S. President Donald Trump has recognized al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel. The move has drawn strong condemnations from other countries, especially Islamic nations. How would Trump's move affect the region?

A: Expect only more trouble and more bloodshed in the Middle East resulting from this Zionist U.S. president’s disastrous move that only delights the likes of war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu and Las Vegas mogul-chief Trump financier Sheldon Adelson and their fellow Zionists. Of course the evangelical Christians in America believing they’re one step closer to rapture and the return of their Messiah are also celebrating. But few others amongst the 7.5 billion of us humans on this planet are happy about this reckless blunder that willfully makes this world more dangerous than any prior time in human history. Though it defies 70 years of U.S. foreign policy that recognizes Tel Aviv as the Jewish State’s capital, one can easily interpret this controversial decision as simply paying more homage to the Greater Israel Project leading to Zionist zealotry in sending yet more American soldiers to fight and die in expansion wars for the “Oded Yinon Plan.” Not only that, on August 20, 1980 the United Nations Security Council passed UN Resolution 478 citing Israel’s breach of international law for illegal acquisition of Arab territory that includes Jerusalem by force or by Knesset law. The site for the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem lies on stolen Palestinian private property. Yet Israel blindly insists that Jerusalem, all of it, belongs to the Jews, and that the Arab claim over what’s left of their part of the city is without justification – more groundless fodder for its apartheid genocidal policy.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz downplayed the Zionism factor in Trump’s decision, playing up the president’s loyalty to his political base – the 40 million evangelicals. To them, it means Armageddon bringing the return of Jesus Christ and judgement day where only the true believers will go to heaven and all the non-Christians will be damned to eternal hell. According to their biblical prophecy, to these Christian extremists, an enormous “end-of-days” bloodbath in the Middle East is a long welcomed positive event. To the rest of us who’d prefer peace and the chance to live more years on this earth for us and generations to come, it risks if not guarantees plunging humanity into a global war and potential world-ending nuclear holocaust. When the U.S. president and his evangelical base dictate a policy that is certain to spell death to millions if not billions of fellow human beings, something is horribly wrong with this picture. Trump’s move is a thinly veiled endorsement for U.S. taxpayers’ misappropriated $38 billion dollar military aid package to continue the inhumane and senseless onslaught and ethnic purging of yet more Arabs from their ancient homelands. Massive protests were ignited in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Already the Israeli Defense Forces are crushing Palestinian protest and resistance to the Trump plan. In the three days following six Palestinians have already been killed and nearly 800 injured. How many more innocent people must die for Israel and Empire’s sins?

BP: President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman followed Trump’s lead and recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital. Zeman also emphasized that he was “truly happy” about the decision. What’s your take on this?

A: The U.S. is the first nation to recognize Jerusalem as the capital, and Czech Republic President Zeman the second, calling the EU countries “cowards” for not agreeing with him and Trump and falling in line with Netanyahu. What do I make of Zionist Zeman? Just another extremist fool goading and cheerleading the warmongers into more war. Thankfully he has not been joined by any other national leader.

BP: How would the decision expose Trump’s so-called peace efforts? Based on your analysis of the situation in the Middle East, how would the Muslim world react to this?

A: This latest move also proves that Trump was never honestly interested in brokering a real peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Quick to capitalize on the Trump announcement, Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon made the laughable claim:

Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a critical and necessary step for peace.

No one in their right mind would actually believe such a bogus lie. Instead this most dangerous, illegal and unethical action will only come to backfire on both Israel and the U.S. The Organization of Islamic Conference consisting of 57 countries will be convening this week in Istanbul to formulate a response from the Muslim world. Though Western imperialists from the U.S., Europe and Israel have masterfully kept Muslims divided and conquered for centuries, Trump’s irrational, unjustified and warmongering offensive may well be the “red line” catalyst that does finally unify the nations of Islam. Obviously the U.S. president anticipates that his calculated provocation will not be the rallying cry that creates a united Islamic front. Many Western nations are also condemning the Trump decision, knowing it will be viewed as an act of war not only against Palestinians but all Muslims. Even stalwart Empire allies/vassals Great Britain and Canada both promptly specified their embassies will remain in Tel Aviv. Within a day after Trump’s move, the UN General Assembly counteracted passing nine draft resolutions affirming rights of the Palestinians. Yet they stop short of adopting sanctions against the U.S. and Israel for their illegal actions despite outnumbering the two aggressors pushing the Jerusalem plan.

The bottom line here is the ruling elite as planetary controllers have been planning on world war and the simultaneous collapse of their bankrupted global economy for many decades. They’re simply using their selected wrecking ball in Trump to incite and foment such polarizing conflict and violent turmoil that will in effect be the impetus to trigger World War III as their prerequisite to ushering in the absolute global tyranny and control of their coveted one world government. Lacking support from the vast majority of the rest of the world, Trump will not be making America great again but signaling its end as a sovereign nation.

BP: According to Palestinian officials, Riyadh has been working for weeks behind the scenes to press the Palestinians to support a nascent U.S. peace plan. What’s your analysis?

Saudi Arabia, Israel and the U.S. comprise the Axis of Evil, all lined up to pass off lie after lie as if repeated often enough they suddenly become believable. Saudi Arabia’s designated role in deception was to soften the Palestinian hardline, suckering and pressuring them into accepting the U.S. “peace” offer. Similar to recent revelations that the fired former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was actually doing Israeli bidding talking to the Russians, the Saudis have been doing the same, prepping the Palestinians for Trump further carving up of their Palestine. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Trump’s bankruptcy attorney awarded ambassadorship to Israel both promoted West Bank settlement plans. This den of thieves has zero intentions to back off from more Jewish settlements on stolen Arab land. And then U.S. Ambassador to the UN Niki Haley has the audacity to claim:

 Our actions are intended to help advance the cause of peace.

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted:

…that the United States is expecting to strike a ‘deal of the century,’ which would resolve the Palestinian-Israeli problem in one swoop.

To proclaim Jerusalem the Israeli capital and then in the same breath purport that a legitimate peace resolution is in place is an absurd insult to any sane person’s intelligence. We can only hope the entire world opposes the axis-of-evil and finally enforce international law on establishing an independent State of Palestine.


Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on U.S. international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist. His blog site is at empireexposed.blogspot.

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