The Second Signpost is coming, at some time and in some way. We don’t know how it will start or when, we just believe it will occur.
To that end, with Trump as president, and more hawkish people gathering around him, it’s looking more and more like the USA will trigger it, just as the USA was the power behind the First Signpost.
Mike Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate on April 26 as the new Secretary of State. It looked like it wouldn’t happen, but then all of a sudden Sen. Rand Paul changed his mind in committee and gave Pompeo a “yes” vote. Now we have a secretary of state and security adviser (Bolton) who would goad Trump into action with Iran. Bolton still thinks invading Iraq was a good idea.
And then Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu came on prime time television in Israel, making the case that the Iranian regime lied and the nuclear deal should be tossed. What was not new was the info – many already knew about Iran’s shenanigans when it came to its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. What was new is that Bibi gave the talk mostly in English, which means his target audience was the United States and Trump.
Trump will be deciding whether to keep or scrap the deal come May 12. And we know he will have the “right” hawkish people around him to goad him.
Once the deal is scrapped, and economic sanctions are put back on Iran, anything could happen. The Iranian regime will feel much more pressure from its people.