Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, subs in the Gulf: the Israeli military encirclement of Iran – prelude?
March 30, 2012 – ISRAEL - Last week, it was announced by Info Live that the Israelis were using military bases in Kurdistan to launch surveillance flights into Iran. Now, the three-way tension between the United States, Israel, and Iran became tenser this week with a widely cited report that Israel is developing a “secret staging ground” in Iran’s neighbor to the north – Azerbaijan – for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Quoting unnamed senior US diplomats and military intelligence officials, a lengthy article in Foreign Policy magazine asserts that “Israel has recently been granted access to airbases on Iran’s northern border. The Israelis have bought an airfield,” a senior administration official is quoted as saying, “and the airfield is called Azerbaijan.” Why would US officials be talking about this? Likely to slow down any rush to war in an already volatile region, some speculate. “I think this leak today is part of the administration’s campaign against an Israeli attack,” former US diplomat John Bolton said Thursday on Fox News. “Clearly, this is an administration-orchestrated leak,” Mr. Bolton said, adding, “It’s just unprecedented to reveal this kind of information about one of your own allies.” The challenge for Israel in planning such a strike is the long distance to potential targets – some 2,000 miles round-trip – for its F-15 and F-16 fighters. Planning for such strikes always involves tradeoffs between fuel and bombs. Bases in nearby Azerbaijan (including abandoned former Soviet airfields) could be used for landing and refueling after any strike, allowing Israeli jets to carry more ordnance. Such airfields also could be a staging point for search-and-rescue helicopters that might be necessary to recover downed Israeli pilots. They also could be used to launch drone aircraft for bomb damage assessment once any strike is concluded. Israel and Azerbaijan have developed an economic military relationship over the years. Israel buys oil from Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan recently agreed to buy $1.6 billion in military hardware from Israel, including drones, antiaircraft, and missile-defense systems. This week’s report of a possible basing agreement with Israel does nothing to improve the relationship between neighbors Azerbaijan and Iran.
Israel, USA, Greece joint Mediterranean drill
April 2, 2012
USA, Israel, Greece conduct joint naval drill amid ongoing tension with Turkey.
The exercise is called Noble Dina. The meaning of the name Dina is God Has Judged. INTERESTING
U.S. Sixth Fleet also participating in the exercise, which includes simulation of attack on offshore natural gas platforms.
Israel, the United States and Greece in a naval exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, in a message to Turkey.
Russian warships launch Mediterranean drill
April 3, 2012 Russian warship Smetliviy arrived in the Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartus from the Black Sea base for a naval exercise.
Russia warned that a strike by the US and/or Israel would violate international law.
Russia is launching a naval exercise in the eastern Mediterranean to match Noble Dina drill the US, Israel and Greece are conducting between Crete and Israel.
Psalm 83 WAR, A Prophecy In Process
A Google search of “The Psalm 83 prophecy” on March 31, 2012 displayed 1,380,000 results. Another Google search on the same day under “The Psalm 83 war,” uncovered 2,460,000 results. These numbers reflect approximately fifty-times as many results than there were in the same month 4 years prior. I recall, because in 2008 my book, Isralestine the Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East, was published and I had attempted to find research over the Internet on these two subjects. Psalm 83 is the central theme of Isralestine, and frankly Internet research in these areas at that time was generally fruitless, which is why the book was an eight-year work requiring countless hours of biblical study and extra-biblical historical research. At the time, most of the respected existing commentaries on the Psalm offered little more than poetic expositions. Fortunately, Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, David Dolan, and Jack Kelley had previously written summarily about the prophetic possibilities of the Psalm, which presented me with some helpful insights.
rest + lots of links: http://www.prophecydepot.net/2012/psalm-83-a-prophecy-in-process-2
Psalm 83only says they think, speak war. This chapter does not say its an act.
Palestinian / Muslim war on Israel via terrorism has been ongoing for decades.
For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain,
And from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.
They dress the brokenness of My people superficially, as though it were not serious.
Peace, peace, they say, when there is no peace.
0bama sent Iran a message thru Turkey
April 7, 2012
March 25 in Korea 0bama and Turkish PM Erdogan talked for 2 hours.
Then Erdogan flew to Tehran and handed the message to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The note laid out the American position for the nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers that were scheduled to open in Istanbul on April 13.
Iran has not replied. Instead, they refused to accept Turkey as venue for the nuclear talks.
Its all a game folks. See the humor in the staged nonsense. Any fool knows Iran never intended to give up their plan for a nuke!
Plenty of good reports for YEARS have said Iran has had nukes.
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Russia in Armenia and Syria
April 8, 2012 Is this how Armageddon begins?
I can hear the NWO puppetmasters pulling all the strings in the background.
Russia protects Iran against US/Israeli attack via its northeast.
Russia moved the mobile S-400 surface-to-air missiles into Kaliningrad, bordered by Poland and Lithuania, and plan a radar station in the Armenian mountains.
0bama put a US radar in Turkey. (stupid evil move.)
Moscow remains in Syria, so Assad is winning.
Should Syria use WMD on its people, 0bama might use limited military action, pulling Turkey in.
IRAN warns US-Arab Gulf exercise to stop I suspect many press with video cameras are there, as the globalists have set the stage for perhaps world war 3.
Please remember WAR is a GAME to them. Deadly for the human pawns, but the format and outcomes pre-arranged.
April 10, 2012 DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
April 8 began a big air force exercise in the Persian Gulf region.
200 American and Arab Gulf fighter-bombers simulate war with Iran.
Apparantly it scared the hell outta Iran.
100 of the warplanes took off from the USS Enterprise and Lincoln opposite Iran shores.
The Saudi, UAE, Kuwaiti and Bahraini air forces contributed the other 100.
The US Fifth Fleet is in Bahrain, which is very friendly with Saudis.
After the exercise began, Iran told Kuwait they would attack the Gulf nations taking part in the exercise unless they withdrew at once.
The exercise is due to end on April 15, the day after nuclear negotiations with Iran in Istanbul TURKEY.
However hinted that they would not come to the talks under military threat.
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Russia massing troops near northern Iranian border?
Posted on April 10, 2012 by The Extinction Protocol
April 10, 2012 – IRAN – The Russian military anticipates that an attack will occur on Iran by the summer and has developed an action plan to move Russian troops through neighboring Georgia to stage in Armenia, which borders on the Islamic republic, according to informed Russian sources. Russian Security Council head Viktor Ozerov said that Russian General Military Headquarters has prepared an action plan in the event of an attack on Iran. Dmitry Rogozin, who recently was the Russian ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, warned against an attack on Iran. “Iran is our neighbor,” Rogozin said. “If Iran is involved in any military action, it’s a direct threat to our security.” Rogozin now is the deputy Russian prime minister and is regarded as anti-Western. He oversees Russia’s defense sector. Russian Defense Ministry sources say that the Russian military doesn’t believe that Israel has sufficient military assets to defeat Iranian defenses and further believes that U.S. military action will be necessary. The implication of preparing to move Russian troops not only is to protect its own vital regional interests but possibly to assist Iran in the event of such an attack. Sources add that a Russian military buildup in the region could result in the Russian military potentially engaging Israeli forces, U.S. forces, or both. Informed sources say that the Russians have warned of “unpredictable consequences” in the event Iran is attacked, with some Russians saying that the Russian military will take part in the possible war because it would threaten its vital interests in the region. The influential Russian Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper has quoted a Russian military source as saying that the situation forming around Syria and Iran “causes Russia to expedite the course of improvement of its military groups in the South Caucasus, the Caspian, Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.” This latest information comes from a series of reports and leaks from official Russian spokesmen and government news agencies who say that an Israeli attack is all but certain by the summer. Because of the impact on Russian vital interests in the region, sources say that Russian preparations for such an attack began two years ago when Russian Military Base 102 in Gyumri, Armenia, was modernized. It is said to occupy a major geopolitical position in the region. –Business Insider
Israeli air force gearing up for Iran attack
April 15, 2012 The moment of truth is near.
Israel TV broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Iran, unlikely before May.
The IAF is worried about the advanced anti-aircraft systems that Russia has sold to countries in the region, among them the SA 17 and 22 in Syria and Iran.
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Pentagon chief: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day’
Apr 18, 2012 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta offered a blunt assessment of the threats facing the United States on Wednesday, saying the potential for another war breaking out remains high in places like North Korea.
“We’re within an inch of war almost every day in that part of the world,” Panetta said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, in response to a question about the threats in the Korean Peninsula. “And we just have to be very careful about what we say and what we do.”
Blitzer then asked Panetta, who joined with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for an interview during the secretaries’ NATO meeting in Brussels, whether the North Korean threat kept him up at night.
“Unfortunately, these days there’s a helluva lot that keeps me awake,” Panetta responded, listing Iran, Syria, the Middle East, cyber warfare and weapons of mass destruction as other insomnia-inducing issues.
April 28, 2012 US Forces exercise to simulate reactions to a potential US-Israel strike on Iran.
Advanced stealth F-22 fighter bombers moved to the Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.
Their mission will be to destroy the Iranian air force and air defense to clear the way for US and Israeli bombers.
Lebanon intercepts Syria-bound smuggling ship
Beirut discovered rocket-propelled grenades, rifles in ship that was sailing in the Mediterranean from Libya via Egypt.
Weapons to supply Syrian rebels. The Lutfallah was on its way to Tripoli when it was intercepted.
Assad has said weapons are being smuggled from neighboring countries, including Lebanon, to arm jihadists.
Lebanon holds weapons ship
April 29, 2012 The Lebanese navy is holding Lutfallah ship and says it confiscated a large consignment of arms and ammunition it was carrying.
Lebanon said there was light, medium and heavy weapons aboard, some Libyan, destined for the jihad rebels in Syria.
The ship was due to unload in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, a hotbed of support for the Syrian opposition.
Russia has accused Libya of supporting the Syrian rebels and providing them with weapons.
Libya has been very active in Sinai and Gaza also. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17885085
Iran Nuclear Power Plant Works at Near Full Capacity
30 Apr 2012 IRNA Iran’s first nuclear power plant was connected at almost full capacity to the national power grid on April 28, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, citing Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, who heads the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization.
The 1,000-megawatt Bushehr plant is generating 940 megawatts, Abbasi-Davani said, according to the official IRNA report.
Early Israeli elections canceled amid speculation of Iran attack
May 7, 2012 JERUSALEM – In a dramatic turn of events that could influence a possible Israeli strike on Iran, Israeli media reports early Tuesday indicate that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached an agreement with the Kadima opposition party for a unity government, canceling an early election.
There was no immediate comment from official sources on the decision that was reported at about 2 a.m.
The reports came as Israel's parliament held debates long into the night over whether to break up ahead of early elections called for the fall. Knesset spokesman Yotam Yakir said no final vote was taken and parliament is not dispersing.
Earlier Monday, the Israeli government proposed that the election be moved up to Sept. 4.
The election had originally been set for 2013.
According to the media reports, Netanyahu forged an agreement with opposition leader Shaul Mofaz of Kadima shortly before parliament was set to vote to disperse.
The unity government backed by a majority which Binyamin 'Bibi' Netanyahu formed is not just the broadest coalition ever to govern Israel,
but also the first with 3 former chiefs of staff at the helm, which include Ehud Barak and Shaul Mofaz. So early elections are cancelled.
US envoy to Israel
Washington ready to strike Iran if sanctions, diplomacy fail
JERUSALEM - The U.S. has plans in place to attack Iran if necessary to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons, Washington's envoy to Israel said, days ahead of a crucial round of nuclear talks with Tehran.
Dan Shapiro's message resonated Thursday far beyond the closed forum in which it was made: Iran should not test Washington's resolve to act on its promise to strike if diplomacy and sanctions fail to pressure Tehran to abandon its disputed nuclear program.
Iran attack decision nears, Israeli elite locks down (Reuters) - A private door opens from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office in central Jerusalem directly into a long, modestly furnished, half-paneled room decorated with modern paintings by Israeli artists and a copy of Israel's 1948 declaration of independence. It contains little more than a long wooden table, brown leather chairs and a single old-fashioned white projector screen.
This inner sanctum at the end of a corridor between Netanyahu's private room and the office of his top military adviser, is where one of the decade's most momentous military decisions could soon be taken: to launch an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program.
Time for that decision is fast running out and the mood in Jerusalem is hardening.
Iran continues to enrich uranium in defiance of international pressure, saying it needs the fuel for its civilian nuclear program. The West is convinced that Tehran's real objective is to build an atomic bomb - something which the Jewish state will never accept because its leaders consider a nuclear armed-Iran a threat to its very existence.
Adding to the international pressure, U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said this week American military plans to strike Iran were "ready" and the option was "fully available".
The central role Iran plays in Netanyahu's deliberations is reflected in the huge map of the Middle East hanging by the door of his office. Israel lies on one edge, with Iran taking pride of place in the centre.
Experts say that within a few months, much of Iran's nuclear program will have been moved deep underground beneath the Fordow mountain, making a successful military strike much more difficult.
Israel military option on Iran
May 25, 2012 DEBKAfile Exclusive
Israel doubt the (pointless) 6 power talks with Iran in Baghdad.
Obama rejected Israel's demands (security needs).
Translation from Hebrew of what Israel said (Im laughing)
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