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IRAN RESPONDS TO MASSIVE U.S. ARMADA GATHERING IN THE PERSIAN
- Kurt Nimmo - Infowars.com - September 16, 2012 - Following
a story published in The Telegraph reporting an armada of U.S.
and British ships amassing in the Persian Gulf, a top commander
in Irans Revolutionary Guard warned Sunday that nothing
will remain of Israel if his country is attacked....
- The Telegraph says Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards
Corps navy will use an access-denial strategy and
directly target warships and attack merchant shipping. The newspaper
reports warships from more than 25 countries, including the United
States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, began a 12-day
exercise on Saturday in the Gulf. The multi-national force includes
three US Nimitz class carrier groups hosting more aircraft than
Irans entire air force.
- The war game is the largest ever conducted in the region.
It will concentrate on breaking an Iranian blockade of the Strait
of Hormuz and perform drills to counter Iranian mining.
- In October, Iran will stage its own exercises in the Persian
Gulf to demonstrate its ability to defend the country against
the threat of attack. Iran is showcasing the exercise as the
biggest air defense war game in the Islamic Republics
history, and will be its most visible response yet to the prospect
of an Israeli military strike, according to The Telegraph.
During the exercise, Iran will use aerial drones, surface-to-air
missiles, and radar described as state-of-the-art. In an effort
to ward off an Israeli air attack, the Revolutionary Guard will
test the defenses of 3,600 strategic locations around the country.
- Sources inside the Obama administration believe an attack
is inevitable and will come prior to the election in November.
In late August, it was reported that Israel will strike Iran
before the election. Alon Ben-David, described by the Daily Mail
as a well-informed military correspondent for Israels Channel
10 News, claimed that Israel was closer than ever
to a strike against Iran. Full story: http://www.infowars.com/iran-responds-
- THE DECIDER
- Opponents of an Israeli strike on Iran have focused their
ire on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's his hawkish
defense minister, Ehud Barak, who is really driving the talk
- BY OREN KESSLER | AUGUST 23, 2012
- TEL AVIV Twenty years have passed since Israel first
raised the alarm over Iran's nuclear program, 10 years since
Iranian dissidents revealed the enrichment plant at Natanz, and
roughly two since pundits started predicting an Israeli attack
against the Islamic Republic. Today, never have so many Israelis
from across the political spectrum agreed that a military strike
on Iran's nuclear facilities could arrive within months.
- More... Channel 2, Israel's leading newscast, reported earlier
this month that the foremost advocates of a strike -- Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak -- are nearing
a final decision on whether to push the button. Meanwhile, Haaretz
editor-in-chief Aluf Benn wrote that Netanyahu wants to attack
"in the coming weeks" -- and Yossi Melman, the paper's
former intelligence reporter, estimated the "window of opportunity"
for a strike at 80 days.
- Efraim Halevy, the former head of Israel's Mossad spy service
and an outspoken opponent of a strike, echoed the same sentiment.
"If I were an Iranian, I would be very fearful of the next
12 weeks," the laconic, British-born septuagenarian said
early this month. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/23/the_decider
- U.S.INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DRAFT REPORT SAYS DUMP ISRAEL
Posted on August 28, 2012 by Boulderdash - According to an article
by Franklin Lamb appearing on the Foreign Policy Journals
website today, the Israel lobby is preparing to trash a draft
report prepared by the U.S. intelligence community that suggests
the U.S. needs to drastically reduce its commitment to Israel
for a number of increasingly urgent reasons. This report could
signal the beginning of the end of Americas unquestioning
provision of military, diplomatic, and financial support to the
Jewish state, thus a massive P.R. attack is being
planned at the Republican National Convention to smear the Obama
administration for the intelligence communitys insightful
and sensible analysis of the exploitive nature and ongoing dangers
of Americas present relationship with Israel.
- The main points made in the intelligence communitys
report are contained in the Foreign Policy Journals article,
link below. Among the main findings of this relationship
analysis are some searing indictments of Israel, and of
the costly and damaging effects to the economic well-being and
the international standing of the United States. Here are some
brief examples, in no particular order:
Israel, given its current brutal occupation and belligerence
cannot be salvaged any more than apartheid south Africa could
as American power and influence recedes, the US commitment
to belligerent oppressive Israel is becoming impossible to defend
or execute consistent (sic) given paramount US national interests
which include normalizing relations with the 57 Islamic countries
U.S. public opinion no longer supports funding and executing
widely perceived illegal US wars on Israels behalf
- via U.S. intelligence
community draft report says dump Israel! | jeff-goodall.
- US PREPARING FOR A POST ISRAEL MIDDLE EAST East?
by Franklin Lamb - August 28, 2012 - BEIRUT Congresswoman
Illena Ros-Lehtinen will have her hands full as she makes the
political and social rounds at this months Republican National
Convention. Illena is the only female committee chair in the
House of Representatives and arguably Israels most ardent
agent. She is a constant thorn in the Obama administrations
side, regularly castigating the president for playing political
games with U.S. foreign policy and being soft on
Iran and undermining the legitimacy of Israel. Ros-Lehtinen
is a congressional cheer leader also for her Jewish voters in
Floridaa key battleground in the rapidly approaching US
presidential election. Most recently, Ros-Lehtinen helped shepherd
through Congress yet another bill tightening sanctions against
Iran while calling for US military action against the Assad regime
- The Congresswomans focus will likely not be on pushing
the republicans talking points regarding her partys
nominee, Mitt Romney, the former moderate Massachusetts
governor who she is aware is unlikely to win the White
House. Nor, according to a source at the Democratic National
Committee, frantically putting together final touches on their
own Convention, to be held the week of September 3 in Charlotte,
North Carolina, will Ileana spend much time with or promoting
Mitts running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan. Ryan, an Ayn
Rand (author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged as well as
founder of the Objectivism movement) follower, regularly tells
audiences that Ayn Rands teachings have been one
of the most profound philosophical influences of my lifewell,
except for religion and abortion, as Ayn who passed away in 1982
was an avowed atheist and strongly pro-abortion, the opposite
of what Ryan tells audiences he is. Continued: http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2012/08/28/us-preparing-for-a-
- DEBUNKING MYTHS ON ISRAEL AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
- by Aaron David Miller - September 7, 2012 - JewishJournal.com
- Nowhere are the urban legends and mythologies more enduring
and destructive than those that currently surround Israel and
U.S. foreign policy. Here are five of the most popular myths
that are worth unpacking and discrediting.
- Myth #1: Obama is Hostile to Israel
- Obamas critics and Romneys supporters have to
get real on this issue. So does Mitt Romney himself who recently
declared at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay that
Obama has thrown Israel under the bus. Thats
ridiculous. No American president ever has or would.
- That the personal relationship between Netanyahu and Obama
isnt good and that Obama lacks an instinctual pro-Israeli
sensibility shouldnt mask the deepening institutional bonds,
particularly on the security side, that have occurred during
the Obama presidency.
- The Administration has delivered to Israel unprecedented
levels of foreign military financing covering roughly
one-fifth of Israels budget; it has provided the Israelis
with advanced technology; deepened counterterrorism cooperation;
and equipped the Israelis with sophisticated weapons such as
the fifth generation stealth joint strike fighter. And nowhere
has cooperation been closer than on missile defense. The Administration
has helped fund Iron Dome, a component of a more comprehensive
approach to help the Israelis develop a multidimensional missile
defense system including maintaining an advanced U.S. X-band
long range radar system and positioning American Aegis BMD ships
in the eastern Mediterranean.
- The Administration has also worked closely with Israel on
various initiatives to counter Irans capability to create
nuclear weapons by imposing some of the toughest sanctions ever
and cooperating intimately on cyber warfare. It has also worked
hard to prevent efforts by the PLO to push the statehood issue
at the UN, to oppose one-sided resolutions there, and to counter
efforts to isolate Israel in the international community.
Myth #2: Barack Obama is just as pro-Israel as Bill Clinton
or George W. Bush
- Obamas supporters have to get a grip and stop pretending
too. Obama isn't Bill Clinton or George W. Bush when it comes
to Israel hes not even close. Those guys were frustrated
by Israeli prime ministers too; but unlike Obama they also were
moved and enamored by them (Clinton by Yitzhak Rabin, Bush by
Ariel Sharon). They had instinctive, heartfelt empathy for the
Israeli narrative and, as a consequence, they could make allowances
at times for Israel's behavior, even when it clashed with their
own policy goals.
- Obama really is different. Part of it is generational. He
grew up after the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in a university
environment where the Arab-Israeli conflict wasnt portrayed
by Paul Newman in the movie Exodus and where the Arabs were the
Indians and the Israelis were the cowboys.
- IRAN TENSIONS LOOM OVER ISRAELIS ON JEWISH NEW YEAR
- Robert Berger September 17, 2012 - Jews around the world
are observing Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. In Israel,
the mood is sober. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish
High Holy Days and is a time of reflection and prayer. Israelis
ushered in the New Year with a sense of uncertainty amid tensions
with Iran that have heightened fears of war. Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu had this message for Jews in Israel and around the
world. I want to wish you all a happy New Year, a happy
New Year in your personal lives, a happy New Year for the Jewish
people and the Jewish state. The Jewish state and the Jewish
people are facing great challenges. Iran is racing to develop
nuclear weapons. A rising tide of militancy is sweeping our region,
- Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. But
it sees Israel as a Zionist enemy.
- Netanyahu says Iran could achieve nuclear weapons capability
in just six or seven months, something Israel sees as a threat
to its existence. Netanyahu has accused the United States of
failing to get tough on Iran; and despite strong opposition from
Washington and the international community, he has threatened
to launch a preemptive strike on Irans nuclear facilities.
The Obama administration says it is not yet ready to draw a red
line concerning Iran and continues to pursue a deepening of international
sanctions against Tehran. Continued:
- IRAN ADMITS IT DECEIVED THE WEST OVER NUCLEAR PROGRAM
- We had no choice, head of Tehrans atomic energy agency
says, since UN watchdog was bent on making accusations stick
- By Stuart Winer September 20, 2012, 2:17 pm 13 - Iran deliberately
provided false information about its nuclear program to Western
investigators and the International Atomic Energy Agency, a senior
Iranian official has confirmed.
- In an interview published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat
on Thursday, Iranian Vice President Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani,
who is also the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran
(AEOI), said that misleading facts were used to protect his countrys
nuclear program and to disguise some of the technical advances
it has made.
- He did not elaborate on what specific part of the program
was lied about. Israel and much of the West believe Tehran has
covered up efforts to build a nuclear weapon.
- Sometimes we pretended to be weaker than we really
were, and sometimes we showed strength that was not really in
our hands, Abbasi-Davani said in the interview. We
had no choice. Abbasi-Davani complained that the attitude
of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials sent to
review the nature of his countrys nuclear program was that
Iran was guilty unless proven otherwise.
- The West was leveling accusations against Iran, and the IAEA
was determined to corroborate those claims in the same way it
was with Saddam Hussein in Iraq, he said.
- On Monday, Abbasi-Davani charged that terrorists and
saboteurs might have infiltrated the IAEA in an effort
to derail his nations atomic program. More specifically,
he claimed, inspectors had arrived at the underground Fordo uranium
enrichment facility on August 17, shortly after power lines were
- Continued: http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-admits-it-deceived-the-west-over-nuclear-program/
- HOMELAND SECURITY DEPT. NOW CLAIMS ISRAEL WAS ERRONEOUSLY
INCLUDED ON TERROR LIST
Posted on July 7, 2011 at 8:34am by Billy Hallowell - Comments
(126)Last week, The Blaze reported on Israels placement
on a terror watch list assembled by the United States government.
Now, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has acknowledged
that this selection was made based on inaccurate information.
According to John Morton, who serves as the director of the departments
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division, Israel,
a key U.S. ally, was erroneously placed on the DHS list. The
nations surprise inclusion appeared in a May 2011 report
from ICEs inspector general. JTA has more:
- The addition of Israel in the OIGs list of ICEs
Third-Agency Checks (TAC) was based on inaccurate
information provided to the OIG during the course of its audit,
Morton said in a statement sent by e-mail to JTA.
- The U.S. does not and never has considered Israel
to have links to terrorism, but rather they are a partner in
our efforts to combat global terrorism. The United States maintains
close intelligence-sharing relationships with Israel in order
to address security issues within its own borders and in our
mutual pursuit of safety and security around the globe.
- UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SUBJUGATED TO PALESTINE
- Israel awaits the dramatic decisions of Palestinian President
Abbas - Prologue - The Cross of Bethlehem At the 2012, 67th UN
General Assembly, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became
irrelevant. The most overwhelming sign of this were surprising
commentaries in the Hebrew media. Despite its main editors being
under Netanyahus control, the media's main concern was
what will Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas say and do. Politically,
Israel became subjugated to Palestine. This was the result of
dramatic events surrounding the UN General Debate. Israel publicly
lost the support of its main allythe USAon the issue
of an attack on Iran; it faces a diplomatic attack from its neighbor
Egypt, and fears a Palestinian announcement on the dismantlement
of the Palestinian Authority. Netanyahu is not the man to
face such harsh reality with equanimity; in fact Israel panicked
and brought out a confused plan to trick Mahmoud Abbas into delivering
a pro-Zionist speech. To fulfill this Machiavellian plan, Israel
recruited a Jewish Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. But,
I'm rushing ahead.
- Prologue: The Entire World is Against Netanyahu
- President Obama at UN 67th General Assembly
Apparently, President Obama gave up on the Jewish vote for the
imminent U.S. presidential elections. After all, never in American
history had this minority decided the elections fate (see
Romney, Obama, and the Israeli Vote). Obama is not well-seen
in Israel, where he is a popular target of racist caricatures.
According to Hebrew media, Obama and Netanyahu have nil personal
relations between them; both gave up on an improvement. This
is to such an extent that president Obama gave up not only
on the Jewish vote, but also on the Jewish money which is much
more influential during a presidential campaign. Oddly enough,
this made President Obama free to pursue American interests
- In recent months Netanyahu was trying to obtain a formal
statement from president Obama regarding the red lines that if
crossed by Iran would lead to an attack against it by the USA.
The details requested by Netanyahu included uranium enrichment
levels and weapons development. One week before the beginning
of the UN General Assembly, Netanyahu said the sooner we
establish [red lines], the greater the chances that there wont
be a need for other types of action. He was referring to
military actions by Israel and the USA against Iran. Secretary
of State Clinton replied on the same day were not
setting deadlines. This was emphasized by White House spokesman
Jay Carney It is not fruitful as part of this process to
engage in that kind of specificity. In other words, Netanyahu
cannot start a war on Iran. He cant even threat since he
obviously lacks support from America. The USA wont sacrifice
two million sons for the sake of Israels belligerent goals.
- As expanded in UN General Assembly: Egypt hits Israel, the
next one to spoil Israels game was Egyptian President Mohammad
Morsi. In an interview to the New York Times, which preceded
his UN speech, he said If Washington is asking Egypt to
honor its treaty with Israel, he said, Washington should also
live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule.
In other words, he politely accused Israel of not honoring the
peace agreement. Under such circumstances, Egypt cannot be expected
to observe it. Netanyahu faces also a third threat, by Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas, who is threatening to dismantle the
Palestinian Authority if the peace talks with Israel dont
advance. The result of such a step would be a Third Intifada,
which will make the first two look like pale rehearsals to it.
Sweating profusely, Netanyahu pulled out of a dusty Mossad drawer
an unbelievable plan. (BOLD LETTERING ADDED) http://www.roitov.com/articles/unga67israelsubjugated.htm
ISRAELI PEACE PLAN
- by Latuf - Netanyahus Best Idea - On September 24,
2012, Mahmoud Abbas met American Jewish leaders in New York.
Among them was Alan Dershowitz, who is a Felix Frankfurter Professor
of Law at Harvard Law School. A supporter of Israel, Dershowitz
asked Abbas to adopt the formula he had proposed on June 3, 2012,
in a Wall Street Journal editorial and is known as the Dershowitz
Formula. Less dramatic than its name, it specifies the
conditions for the renewal of the negotiations between Israel
and Palestine. Israel, American Jews and Dershowitz himself claim
he is in a perfect position to make a fair offer that will be
accepted by both sides. Considering his Zionist connections,
this claim is highly dubious.
- The formula was stated by Professor Dershowitz as Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should now offer a conditional freeze:
Israel will stop all settlement building in the West Bank as
soon as the Palestinian Authority sits down at the bargaining
table, and the freeze will continue as long as the talks continue
in good faith. As typical in Jewish affairs, oral conditions
were included. In the meeting with Abbas, the Jewish leaders
requested Abbas to recognize the Jewish link to Israel.
In other words, the Jewish leaders asked the Palestinians to
recognize Israels Law of return, which defines automatic
citizenship to any Jew arriving at Israel. Typically, Israel
never defined accurately Who is a Jew? This semantic
trap allows the Israeli Administration to do what it pleases,
regardless of its own laws.
- Why should a Jewish-American law professor be considered
a fair facilitator in the renewal of the Palestinian-Israeli
talks? Not even he is smart enough to answer this. Moreover,
he showed an astounding amount of chutzpah - Hebrew
for insolencewhen asking something for nothing.
We have been there. Israel froze the settlements expansion
a million times. Every time it violated the fragile agreement
achieved with the Palestinians; the last time this happened was
in 2011. There is no reason to believe this time Israel will
behave differently. In exchange, Israel requests an important
declaration from the Palestinians which would be impossible to
- Netanyahu is trying to distract Abbas, trying to convince
him to drop what will probably be an historical speech and replace
it with a pro-Zionist speech. Will Abbas succumb to this entrapment
- The interview can be listened at Deanna Spingola - RBN -
with Ken Freeland, speaking for Roi Tov
and Deanna's schedule is at Spingola
- COULD NETANYAHU GO DOWN WITH ROMNEY?
- By Jim Dean - 9.27.2012 - Bibi is now despised in America,
really. His attempt to blackmail Obama via, 'give me my Iran
attack and you can be president again' revolted Americans for
its open contempt. There is talk here now of regime change in
- The snickering at the Israeli UN ambassador as he made his
lonely exit during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads
speech was the perfect spotlight on Israel's long career of being
a friend to no one and the enemy of all. It was a coordinate
snub, to the big snubber of the UN.
- Even Americans who were not Obama supporters are looking
for a way to get rid of Netanyahu. They don't want to see or
ever hear about him anymore. And what makes it worse, there is
more talk than ever before about people just fed up with the
whole 'Israel thing'... the bus where everybody else has to sit
in the back.
- The after action reports on Bibi's red lines
failure are not focusing only on his over the top style. Even
in Israel, they are starting to say he bet on the wrong horse.
Israelis take a dim view of their president not being able to
rig an American election behind the scenes, the way it is supposed
to be done. It's a source of national pride, in a warped kind
- Politically astute Israelis are openly talking about Romney's
political career being over and Bibi needing to reinvent himself
to get back into the influence game. Israelis are used to this.
If they can't get you one way, they just back off for a while
until they have a new plan of attack. With allies like this,
'who needs enemies,' as the saying goes.
- Continued: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/27/263751/could-netanyahu-go-down-with-romney/
- EXCLUSIVE: ASSANGE-MOSSAD TIES UNVEILED
- By Gordon Duff - 9.27.2012 - The
aftermath of the last world altering months may mean life or
death, war or peace for millions, perhaps the entire world. Real
conflict in Syria, the attempts by others to expand regional
conflicts, tribal feuds and ethnic rivalries into war of aggression
is becoming openly recognized, perhaps for the first time in
- Since the days of Machiavelli, war through deception has
been the rule but the information age has made deception a more
powerful tool than ever imagined.
- Perhaps it is time the tables were turned and the deceivers
were to receive some of the recognition they have, for so long,
- Todays story will involve Julian Assange, Wikileaks,
Israel, and the Mossad. Along with Netanyahu, Assange has tried
to insert his way into the American election on the side of a
losing candidate whose platform is simply war with Iran. Some
explanation is needed.
- His recent statement, theoretically to the United Nations,
one attacking President Obama, always sparing any mention of
Israel or the rights of the Palestinian people, are cheap showmanship,
utter lies and a form of holocaust flag waving he
learned from Netanyahu. Continued:http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/28/263893/exc
- ISRAELIS TELL POLL: WAR, THREAT TO ISRAEL EXISTENCE
- The survey, conducted by Haaretz at the beginning of the
week and published by the Israeli newspaper on Thursday also
indicated that the majority of respondents believed that the
chance of a conflict with Iran in the new Jewish year, which
began last week, was either medium or high.
- The poll, supervised by Tel Aviv University statistician,
Professor Camil Fuchs, also showed that only a quarter of the
interviewees were not afraid of Israels future in the event
of a military confrontation with the Islamic Republic.
- A September 20 survey by the same paper showed that only
18 percent of Israelis were in favor of a possible Israeli strike
against Iran without the support of the United States.
- Sixty-five percent of the Israeli respondents also said the
Tel Aviv regime would not instigate military action against the
Islamic Republic without US backing. The figure is up from 52
percent in June.
- The survey also showed that almost five in every six Palestinian
and 77 percent of Israelis believed an Israeli strike against
Iran would lead to a major conflict in the region. Continued:
- JERUSALEM MUSIC FESTIVAL HONORS A RANGE OF FAITHS
- Ecumenical News International - News Highlights - 6 September
2012 - Jerusalem (ENInews)--For 24 hours, musicians of several
nationalities and faiths will honor sacred traditions and celebrate
new forms of expression in the first Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival.
The brainchild of three Israeli Jews, the festival is expected
to draw up to 10,000 people from 6-7 September and will include
performers from Iraq, Iran, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Brazil, Azerbaijan
and Israel. Performances will take place in three venues, paying
homage to sacred traditions while seeking new relevance, said
artistic director Gil Ron Shama. [ENI-12-0523] http://www.wcc-coe.org