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Middle East on fire

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posted on May, 22 2010 @ 11:15 AM
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Egypt, U.S. Start Joint Naval Exercise

Any more doubt that Egypt is a US puppet state?

And Mubarak still want to be in power... mwahaha!

And more propaganda from Obama :
Obama to West Point Graduates: Al Qaeda Threat Not Going Away Soon

So as that war criminal Rumsfeld said : a 100 year war, at least.

[edit on 22-5-2010 by Vitchilo]




posted on May, 22 2010 @ 08:13 PM
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Egypt, Pakistan say Iran has right to peaceful nuclear energy (DPA)

After India, Turkey and Brazil, now Egypt and Pakistan support Iran? Interesting. China, Lebanon, Syria and Russia also applauded the diplomatic deal...

The only ones who blamed it and said it was BS was the US, Israel and Europe. Interesting. Israel ``controlled`` countries hate Iran and all the others say Iran have the right to have nuclear energy...


Home front drill to begin as tension in north rises (Haaretz)

We just entered the DANGER ZONE.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has held talks in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


He added, "If Israel wanted to negotiate with the Palestinians over peace, would it resort to maneuvers?"


Let's hope Turkey backs Lebanon... and hopefully the ``Freedom Flotilla`` expected to reach Gaza shore May 27.

Brazilian officials have hinted that the US should accept Iran's nuclear fuel swap declaration since it contained provisions suggested by US President Barack Obama.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 01:47 AM
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Polls open for South municipal elections

In Lebanon that is.

Israeli drill set to begin amid tensions

Israel has military drills, Lebanon has municipal elections... ain't that interesting? Last time Lebanon had elections in the summer of 2009, the same day, Israel had military drills too. Why? Israel intimidating the Lebanese people so they don't vote Hizbullah? Something like... vote Hizbullah and we're gonna destroy your country?

Hariri in Turkey after Egypt to Shore Up Support in Face of Mounting Israeli Threats


Prime Minister Saad Hariri wound up Saturday a regional tour in a bid to shore up support in the face of mounting Israeli threats of war.


A contingent of Turkish ships has set sail for the Gaza Strip in order to break the blockade of the region and deliver humanitarian aid to Gazans.
And so it begins... confrontation between Israel and Turkey.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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IDF Northern Commander: Israel can be ready to fight within hours


The White House has dispatched three top officials to the Middle East in an effort to calm war tensions which Lebanon and Syria have played up over Israel's homeland missile defense exercise Turning-Point 4, debkafile's Washington sources report. As the exercise began, Sunday, May 23, OC Northern Command, Brig. Gady Eisenkott said: "No party concerned has an interest in another showdown, but the IDF could be ready to fight within hours." He added that [if confronted] "Israel could take on both the Syrian-Lebanese front and Gaza."

Syria has placed its air force and air defense forces on high alert, while Hizballah has transferred thousands of its militiamen to South Lebanon and placed the border region on a war footing against a supposed Israeli attack.


Kouchner says situation in Lebanon is acceptable

“The situation [in Lebanon] is acceptable and nothing calls for worry,” he said, adding that his Damascus meeting on Saturday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad left him with the impression that Syria did not transfer Scud missiles to Hezbollah.


Israel Kicks Off Defense Drill, Southerners Hear Explosions from Inside Jewish State

Israel on Sunday launched a five-day nationwide defence drill to prepare the public for emergencies and test the response of soldiers and emergency crews, according to the military.

The fourth annual drill, codenamed "Turning Point 4," will include a series of alerts as part of field training exercises in different areas and a 90-second siren throughout the country on Wednesday.

This fourth annual home front drill is the biggest Israel has ever conducted.

Lebanese media reports said residents of several south Lebanon towns heard explosions and gunfire inside Israel on Saturday night, an indication of the beginning of the drill.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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(Reuters) - Iran's intelligence minister said on Sunday he had no doubt three U.S. citizens arrested last July near the Iraq border were spies and called on Washington to propose a prisoner swap to secure their release.

www.reuters.com...

"Their status as spies is explicit and certain and there is no equivocation in regard to a swap," Heydar Moslehi told reporters on the sidelines of an Iranian cabinet meeting, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

"Our expectation is that the Americans, with their claim on human rights issues, should initiate an action so that we can decide on whether or not there would be one (a swap),"



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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Thanks for contributing marmitenews!

When a government says everything is alright, I worry.

Calm before the ultimate storm?

Top IDF general: It hasn't been this quiet in north since 1948


GOC Northern Command Gadi Eisenkot announced Sunday that "the Galilee hasn't known a period of quiet such as this one almost since the establishment of the State of Israel."

Speaking ahead of a massive five-day homefront defense drill dubbed "Turning Point 4" Eisenkot said that the Israel Defense Forces were going to "continue to act to maintain this quiet."

Hopefully no war erupts...



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons


Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state's possession of nuclear weapons.

The "top secret" minutes of meetings between senior officials from the two countries in 1975 show that South Africa's defence minister, PW Botha, asked for the warheads and Shimon Peres, then Israel's defence minister and now its president, responded by offering them "in three sizes". The two men also signed a broad-ranging agreement governing military ties between the two countries that included a clause declaring that "the very existence of this agreement" was to remain secret.

So... any sanctions against Israel? Or perhaps arrest of Shimon Peres? They are worse than Iran at this point on the nuclear subject.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:41 PM
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Egyptian military forces on Sunday concluded maneuvers in the Sinai Peninsula that simulated an invasion of southern Israel.

That is sure interesting.

Ankara threatens reprisals if Israel halts flotilla for Gaza


The Turkish government sent a secret message to Jerusalem Monday, May 24, threatening reprisals if the Israeli Navy prevents the "Freedom Flotilla" of nine boats from reaching the Gaza Strip on May 27 for the avowed objects of breaking Israel's blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory and delivering humanitarian aid.

Our sources report Erdogan has approved a plan of action whereby when Israeli warships and naval commandoes board the vessels to prevent them reaching Gaza, the helicopter carrying the leading activists will take off, fly over their heads and land in Gaza. The assumption is that the Israeli Air Force will not dare to intercept the helicopter and bring it down while still offshore for fear of an international outcry against a purported humanitarian mission.


Fraying Jewish-Arab ties could shatter calm in Israel, study warns

Deteriorating inter-ethnic relations threaten to break the relative calm between the two groups, report to Knesset shows.


500 academics, students sign letter protesting Israel's refusal to grant Noam Chomsky entry

Syria: Obama has failed in peace efforts and lost influence in Mideast
Duh. You think he wants peace? Mwahahaha

Israeli envoy to Australia shortens Israel visit due to escalating crisis
Go Australia!

MESS Report / No real threat of war despite Hezbollah's threats

Iran threatens to nix fuel swap if nuclear sanctions pursued

U.S. to review Iran uranium swap proposal

Uranium swap may help solve Iranian nuclear problem - UN chief

Sleiman says introducing monitors to Lebanese-Syrian border is unacceptable

Lebanese Air Force announces live fire training exercise

Tehran formally notifies IAEA of nuclear fuel swap deal

As many military analysts said :
Syria Denies Scuds Transfer: They Are not Suited to Hizbullah Tactics

Berri: May 23 Turning Point in Democratic Process in Face of Israeli Intimidation
True that.

Israel Vows To Block Gaza-Bound Aid Armada

Assad: Peace for Golan Heights

'Enough evidence to indict Lieberman'

Good. Put that racist warmonger piece of filth behind bars.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Military Acts in Mideast Region


The top American commander in the Middle East has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter threats in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and other countries in the region, according to defense officials and military documents.

So more false-flags in the middle-east countries to come... and ADMITTED.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 07:05 PM
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Report: Nuclear forum to ignore Iran, urge Israel to sign NPT


BOOHOO. Iran signed the NPT, Israel DID NOT and TRIED TO SELL NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO A DISGUSTING REGIME LIKE APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA.

U.S. Senate to postpone Iran sanctions bill in view of UN progress
But they say they gonna pass them before July 4.

Nasrallah: We will attack ships approaching Israel in future war
Of course. Why would you want Israel to be rearmed again if you're waging a war against them? But that would also mean probably going to war with the US too.

Turkey to Israel: Lift blockade of Gaza
Yep.

Lebanon Border on Alert after Posting Mughniyeh Picture Near Barbed Wire


Lebanese army troops and U.N. peacekeepers went on alert Monday after an Israeli force, backed by military vehicles, took up combat positions near Fatmeh Gate and in the groves overlooking Kfar Kila.
Local media said the Israeli deployment at around 5 pm Monday came as Hizbullah men attempted to put up a huge poster for Imad Mughniyeh near Fatmeh Gate.

They said a 20-strong Israeli force quickly deployed in the area, taking pictures of what was going on.

Is this a message from Hezbollah?

Abdullah: Israeli drills could be prelude to war on Lebanon
Of course. You don't do war drills for playing tiddly winks, you do war drills for war...

Assad to Kouchner: Syria, Hezbollah will not start war, Le Figaro reports
Of course they won't... not until they can be sure of winning that is...which is probably not until they can get decent missile technologies and at least a few hundred nukes... and even then...

And of course while all this is going on, South Korea-North Korea situation ain't getting better...which is important since Iran-Syria and North Korea have a relationship...in missile technology and probably nuclear technology too.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:24 AM
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The Lebanese army on Wednesday opened anti-aircraft fire at Israeli warplanes overflying Shebaa, the National News Agency reported.
It said the Israeli fighter jets came under the anti-aircraft fire at 11:30 am after violating Lebanese airspace.

www.naharnet.com...

The situation seems to be escalating across the entire world, conveniently just as everyone is arming themselves up for their 'military drills'



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:35 AM
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that's the escalation that I have been looking for to indicate we are at a turning point... lets hope some calm heads come along and intervene.. but I have little hope that will happen.. sad days for one and all if this one starts.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:43 AM
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Thanks for that report marmitenews!

Those flights over Lebanon airspace could be RECONNAISSANCE ahead of a military operation... we'll see soon enough.


Syria: We will not police Hezbollah on behalf of Israel (Reuters)

Indeed. After all Hezbollah is in LEBANON.


IDF official: No shortage of food, humanitarian supplies in Gaza (Israel Radio)

Yeah sorry that won't work. The convoy of aid is still scheduled for tomorrow.


Ahmadinejad: Obama should seize great opportunity of nuclear fuel swap offer (Reuters)

Indeed.


Siren indicating simulated missile attack to sound across Israel at 11 A.M. (Haaretz)



Palestinians: 22 people wounded in IAF strike on Gaza overnight (Haaretz)

That's what we call precision bombing now?


Foreign Ministry: Ships forcing their way into Gaza will do nothing to aid the people (Haaretz)

Well then LET THEM PASS.

Protecting Lebanon at the top of Hariri’s agenda, Jisr says
Well he failed right there... the IAF violated the Lebanese airspace once again without any Israeli plane being shot down...

Diplomatic Fears of Regional War, Report

"Then, in case the U.S. withdrew (its initiative), the threat of regional war becomes imminent and likely," the sources said.

Al-Anbaa said the picture becomes clear "in the next few weeks" in light of developments regarding the crisis between Iran and the West.



Iran set to receive gasoline cargo from Turkey (Reuters)

So Turkey is helping Iran bypassing the sanctions uh? Interesting.

China to ship gasoline to Iran
China too uh?

[edit on 26-5-2010 by Vitchilo]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:13 AM
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Now the Lebanese army is deployed...


2:59pm The Lebanese Army units deployed south of the Litani River boosted up their deployment along the border in the western sector to monitor the Israeli drill and remain fully ready to face any emergency.


So now worldwide we have :

Lebanese army
Hezbollah
Israel army
South Korean army
North Korean army
US Navy/land forces in the Korean area
Russian naval fleet and land forces in the Korean area.
.....
This is getting pretty dangerous.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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And so it begins :

Government tells IDF: Don't let convoy of aid ships reach coast of Gaza (Haaretz)

So is an international incident about to occur? Maybe.


U.S.: 'We have received no offer from Iran' over uranium swap deal (Haaretz)

Yeah or you ignore it, like Bush ignored Saddam request to surrender before the war started.


U.K. minister: Iran uranium deal with Turkey, Brazil 'fails to address key issue' (AP)

Says you.


U.S. Navy base in Bahrain to double in size (DPA)

Yeah I wonder why uh?

several Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) units stationed in South Lebanon carried out military drills simulating an attack by Israel.

US ambassador to UN says Washington supports Lebanon’s independence
Yeah...that's why every time Israel violates their airspace they say nothing?

Obama invites Israeli PM for talks on June 1
Could be interesting what happens after that.

Syria has 1,000 ballistic missiles zeroed on Israeli targets

A colossal Iran-funded and directed armament program has enabled Syria to field 1,000 ballistic missiles and Hizballah 1,000 rockets - all pointed at specific Israeli military and civilian locations, including the densely populated conurbation around Tel Aviv,

More BS from Debka...

Russia Hits Back at Ahmadinejad, Accuses Him of 'Demagoguery'
Either this is a new turning of events, or it's a cover.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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Hatred and hubris on the Levant’s borders

www.thenational.ae...=/20100527/OPINION/705269937/1033

One would think that hubris, when met with devastation and blood, can lead to prudence, even humility. But this is a lesson that Israel and the Lebanese militant organisation Hizbollah appear determined to ignore.

Instead, like two petulant children, these two sworn enemies think nothing of bragging about their military prowess and piling on one bellicose declaration after another. This unseemly strutting, with the lives of tens of thousands of cowering people treated as little more than stage props, bodes ill for stability on the Israeli-Lebanese border.

A few days ago, Lebanon celebrated the 10th anniversary of the withdrawal of Israeli troops from its south. Little wonder that many Lebanese, deeply scarred by the painful, 22-year long occupation, still rejoice at the memory of the Israeli Goliath’s sloppy and hasty retreat across the border.

But it was only four years ago that war visited Lebanon again. The summer conflict took the lives of hundreds of civilians and destroyed infrastructure, schools, hospitals and roads. To the disbelief of many Lebanese, Hizbollah claimed victory. Still, the country rebuilt itself, and now hopes to attract a million tourists this summer.

For its part, Israel anticipated a brief war in 2006. Instead, it fought the longest one in its history and emerged, at best, with a draw, leading to a public flailing of its military. It restored some of its “pride” with its fearsome Gaza operation last year. Now it appears keen to settle old scores with its nettlesome northern neighbours.

How else to explain Israel’s decision to top off weeks of heated warnings to Hizbollah and its sponsor Syria by scheduling military exercises on its northern border, just as the Lebanese were commemorating their anniversary? Israel seems itching for another opportunity to apply the Dahiyeh Doctrine, which calls for targeting and levelling entire neighbourhoods as a way to make the entire Lebanese population suffer for “harbouring” Hizbollah.

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[edit on 26-5-2010 by marmitenews]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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Israel seems itching for another opportunity to apply the Dahiyeh Doctrine, which calls for targeting and levelling entire neighbourhoods as a way to make the entire Lebanese population suffer for “harbouring” Hizbollah.

WHICH IS A WAR CRIME BTW.

But of course Israel is above everyone else.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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Now this is REALLY, I MEAN REALLY WEIRD.


IAF conducting joint training exercise with Greek Air Force (Haaretz)

What the hell?

First... GREECE IS BANKRUPT. Why are they spending money on military exercises with Israel?
Second... Guess who's coming to dinner to Israel tomorrow? TURKEY-backed flotilla.

Since Greece and Turkey don't like each other very much... is Israel trying to put Greece on it's side to block the flotilla or ``attack Turkey in case of Turkey backing Syria-Lebanon-Iran attack Israel``?

This is really weird. We'll see soon enough.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Iran Navy detects US nuke sub in PG

Russia vows support for Iran fuel swap

Israeli war game rehearses 'Iran attack'


Israel has joined forces with Greece to conduct an aerial maneuver to practice long-range missions and mid-air fueling, a report says.


So Greece is wasting money they don't have so Israel can wage war against Iran uh?

Iran calls for immediate disarmament of nuclear states

Lebanon Wants Evidence from UN of Hizbullah Arms Smuggling

Geagea: Hizbullah Shifting Lebanon from Neutrality to Iran's Defense Line

Zahra: I Believe Nasrallah when he Speaks of Hizbullah's Capabilities

Clinton cites serious split with Brazil over Iran

Army Radio: Cyprus stops activist ship headed towards Gaza

IDF: Gaza flotilla launch attended by terrorists
Yeah and? There's lots of good people that were there too, including a retired US general.

Britain vows to change policy allowing U.K. to arrest Israeli politicians
Same old same old.

Livni: I'm concerned that a generation of Israelis avoids synagogues
Yeah how DARE THEM they not because of a bunch of extremists uh?

RELIGIONS ARE LOSING ALL AROUND THE WORLD. YOUNG MUSLIMS ARE SICK OF IT, YOUNG JEWS ARE SICK OF IT AND YOUNG CHRISTIANS ARE SICK OF IT.

The previous generations screwed up the world, now it's time to end up this religious BS that divides everybody.

MESS Report / Public indifference to civil defense drill highlights Israeli apathy
Boohoo. Like in all societies, a lot of the population are too brainwashed in their little world to take things seriously.

Amnesty: U.S., Europe shielding Israel over Gaza war crimes
YEP.

[edit on 27-5-2010 by Vitchilo]



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