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- MOSSAD CHIEF HOLDS SECRET U.S. MEETINGS ON IRAN NUCLEAR THREAT
SENATE PANEL REVEALS
During a broadcasted meeting of the Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence, CIA Director, panel Chairperson indicate they met
Tamir Pardo in Washington this week; U.S. official: Iran willing
to attack U.S. targets if threatened.
By Barak Ravid Published 19:18 31.01.12 Peres: Iran's 'evil'
leaders must not be allowed to gain nuclear weapons Bradley Burston
- The only Israel boycott that's actually working. Marching to
the beat of the season, from Shabbat borscht to Superbowl nosh
US NAVY: IRAN'S PREPARED SUICIDE BOMB BOATS IN GULF
By REUTERS - 13/02/2012 - The commander of US naval forces in
the region says US navy can prevent Iran from blocking Strait
of Hormuz; "They've increased the number of submarines,
fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox says.
MANAMA - Iran has built up its naval forces in the Gulf and prepared
boats that could be used in suicide attacks, but the US Navy
can prevent it from blocking the Strait of Hormuz, the commander
of US naval forces in the region said on Sunday.
Iran has made a series of threats in recent weeks to disrupt
shipping in the Gulf or strike US forces in retaliation if its
oil trade is shut down by sanctions, or if its disputed nuclear
program comes under attack.
"They have increased the number of submarines ... they increased
the number of fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox
told reporters. "Some of the small boats have been outfitted
with a large warhead that could be used as a suicide explosive
device. The Iranians have a large mine inventory."
"We have watched with interest their development of long
range rockets and short, medium and long range ballistic missiles
and of course ... the development of their nuclear program,"
Fox, who heads the US Fifth Fleet, said at a briefing on the
fleet's base in the Gulf state of Bahrain. Iran now has 10 small
submarines, he said. Continued:
ON ISRAEL AND IRAN
Posted by: Bruce Krasting - 03/01/2012 - Battle talk. - A very
big question mark hanging over the global table is what the hell
is going to happen between Iran and Israel. I spoke with a fellow
in Europe I know who has an informed opinion. There were no secrets
discussed, but his thoughts on some of the variables including
Syria, bunker bombs and timing were interesting. Will Israel
allow Iran to develop a nuke? Not a chance in hell.- What is
the 'over - under on timing'? Certainly less than two years.
Does Israel have the capacity to take out concrete hardened facilities
in Iran? Yes, but this is by no means an easy task. It is not
possible for the Israel Air force to attack without going over
some other countrys border. The choices are Turkey (Iraq
then Iran), Jordan (Saudi Arabia, Iraq then Iran), Syria (Iraq
then Iran) or Saudi Arabia (Direct to Iran). Continued: http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-09-01/israel-and-iran
- ATTACK ON IRAN SPELLS TELAVIV'S END: IRAN COMMANDER
- The deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces has warned
Israel against any possible military move against Iran, saying
it will cause the end of the Tel Aviv regime.
- Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:4PM GMT
- If the Zionist regime [of Israel] tries to take any
action against us, it will mark the end of its existence and
there is no doubt that they are unable to harm the [Islamic]
Revolution and the establishment in any way, Brigadier
General Mostafa Izadi said on Saturday.
- He pointed to Iran's high naval as well as missile capabilities
and said, in addition to military power, the Islamic Republic
enjoyed other high capabilities that were not comparable to those
of the Israeli regime.
- Izadi referred to Iran's geostrategic location in the region
as a privilege and said, The existence of numerous [Iranian]
islands in the Persian Gulf has provided us with great capabilities,
making the Islamic Republic the superior defense power in the
- CHRISTIAN LEADERS TURN ON ISRAEL! (Chosen People Ministries)
Six hundred people gathered in Bethlehem recently (3-5-9-12)
to protest Israels wall of protection. Professing evangelicals
who traveled from America demonstrated against what they call
the injustice of occupation and against Christian
- Some of the speakers were Tony Campolo, a spiritual advisor
to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Lynn Hybels whose husband,
Bill, pastors Willow Creek Community Church, one of the largest
evangelical churches in the world; Joel Hunter; John Ortberg;
and as shameful as it is, Professor Gary M. Burge and many students
from Wheaton College, an evangelical school.
- Their manifesto declares, Racial ethnicity alone does
not guarantee the benefits of the Abrahamic covenant. In essence,
this means the Jews have no biblical place in the land simply
because they are the seed of Abraham.
- It goes on to say, Any exclusive claim to the land
of the Bible in the name of God is not in line with the teachings
of the Scripture.
- This is the same demonic replacement theology which was used
during the time of Hitler to unite the Church behind him, rejecting
the rights of the Jews and declaring the Church was Israel. These
theologians demonized Israel and supported the Palestinian intifada.
- (My, Hollis Caravetta, comments) Now I ask you
Bible are these blind leaders reading? (Must be the NNIV- or
the New Nazi Intifada Version). Both the Old and New Testament
show God has never revoked the land on a permanent basis from
those (the Jews) whom He gave it to in the first place! Have
none of these so-called scholars read Romans 11? This is shocking
to me because it puts the church in the forefront of denying
Gods sacred and immutable Word. Shame on them! But I guess
in some way it is good- this way it becomes evident who are the
sheep and who are the wolves! Source: Hollis Caravetta E-mail:
- NETANYAHU AT HIS BEST
Even those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Benjamin Netanyahu
could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview
with British Television during the retaliation against Hamas'
shelling of Israel. The interviewer asked him: "How come
so many more Palestinians have been killed in this conflict than
Israelis?" (A nasty question if there ever was one) Netanyahu:
"Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?
Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) Why not? Netanyahu: "Because
in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans
combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the war
was caused by Germany 's aggression. And in response to the German
blitz on London , the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden
, burning to death more German civilians than the number of people
killed in Hiroshima ... Moreover, I could remind you that in
1944, when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters
in Copenhagen , some of the bombs missed their target and fell
on a Danish children's hospital, killing 83 little children.
Perhaps you have another question?" Source: Hollis Caravetta
- "CRASH COURSE ON THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT."
Here are overlooked facts in the current & past Middle East
situation. These were compiled by a Christian university professor:
Nationhood and Jerusalem : Israel became a nation in 1312 BC,
two thousand (2000) years before the rise of Islam. Arab refugees
in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian
people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern
State of Israel.. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BC, the Jews
have had dominion over the land for one thousand (1000) years
with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.
The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 lasted no more
than 22 years.
- For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital.
Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity.
Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem , Arabs didnt
seek to make it their capital nor visit it. Jerusalem is mentioned
over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy scriptures. Jerusalem
is not mentioned even once in the Koran.
King David founded the city of Jerusalem . Mohammed never came
Jews pray facing Jerusalem . Muslims pray with their backs toward
Arab and Jewish Refugees: in 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged
to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of
Jews . Sixty-eight percent left (many in fear of retaliation
by their own brethren, the Arabs), without ever seeing an Israeli
soldier. The ones who stayed were afforded the same peace, civility,
and citizenship rights as everyone else.
- The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due
to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms. The number of Arab
refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000.
The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to
be the same. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or
integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the
vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World
War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has
never been absorbed or integrated into their own people's lands.
Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel , a country
no larger than New Jersey.
- The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Arabs are represented by eight
separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only
one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and
lost. Israel defended itself each time and won. The PLO's Charter
still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel . Israel
has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy
under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.
- Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and
the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli
rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and
made accessible to people of all faiths.
- The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security
Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against
Israel. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before
1990, 429 were directed against Israel.
- The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem synagogues were destroyed
by the Jordanians.
- The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated
the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.
- The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like
a policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and
the Western Wall. Source: Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com
- THE PA DECLARED ISLAM ITS OFFICIAL RELIGION, COMMITTED TO
SHARIA LAW, AND DOES NOT OFFER CIVIL PROTECTION TO OTHER RELIGIONS
- A few weeks ago, the PA declared that the First Baptist Church
of Bethlehem is illegitimate. Christians in the West Bank have
been victims of repeated persecution, violence, and rape. In
2005, Palestinian Christians, including Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa,
custodian of the Holy Land, documented 93 incidents of abuse
and violence by the "Islamic fundamentalist Mafia"
- Christians face intimidation, brutality, theft of their property
and boycotts of their businesses.
- The PA Ministry of Information reported in 1997 that "any
Muslim who [converts to Christianity] or declares becoming an
unbeliever is committing a major sin punishable by capital punishment."
Christian history is denied by Palestinian Muslims, including
Yassir Arafat`s and the recently retired Mufti of Jerusalem who
claim that the Jewish Temple never existed in Jerusalem. The
Christian population in Gaza has plummeted from 2,500 to under
1,000 because of persecution by Hamas.
- Simon interviewed and promoted anti-Semitic sources.
- Mitri Raheb, the main pastor he interviewed, is well known
for promoting Replacement Theology which Vatican II condemned
as a prime source of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Raheb delegitimizes
Israel and the right of the Jewish state to exist. Simon uncritically
promoted the Kairos Document though it has been exposed as using
high-minded rhetoric to camouflage the authors` sinister motives
-delegitimization of Israel, opposition to the existence of the
Jewish state, and calls for boycott and divestment from Israel.
Source: Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com
FORMER ISRAELI PREMIER ASSAILS NETANYAHU ON IRAN
- Ehud Olmert, a former prime minister of Israel, spoke Sunday
at a conference in Manhattan held by The Jerusalem Post. By ANNE
BARNARD - Published: April 30, 2012
- Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister of Israel, plunged
on Sunday into the countrys growing debate over Iran policy
with harsh criticism of his successor, Benjamin Netanyahu.
As several recently retired top security officials have done,
Mr. Olmert urged Mr. Netanyahus government not to rush
into unilateral military action against Irans suspected
nuclear weapons program.
- But Mr. Olmert went much further. Drawing boos from a largely
American audience in New York, he fired off a wide-ranging broadside
against Mr. Netanyahus foreign policy, saying that the
prime minister was unprepared to offer meaningful compromise
to Palestinians, disrespectful to the United States and dismissive
of the international community at a time when Israel particularly
needs foreign support to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear
- A nation has the right to determine what it should
do to defend itself, Mr. Olmert said at a conference held
in a Manhattan hotel by The Jerusalem Post. But when at
the same time we ask the United States and other countries to
provide us with the means to do it, no one is entirely independent
to act, irrespective of the positions and attitudes and policies
of other countries.
- Since leaving office in 2008, Mr. Olmert has often urged
caution concerning Iran. His remarks on Sunday were noteworthy
for their place and time before an audience of some of
Mr. Netanyahus strongest American supporters, and only
a few days after Israels top military officer suggested
that the threat posed by Iran was less urgent than Mr. Netanyahu
has said, and the former head of Israels internal security
service said the prime minister had messianic feelings.
- Illustrating how visceral the debate has become, and how
entwined it is with politics in both Israel and the United States,
some in the crowd peppered Mr. Olmert with shouts of Naïve!
and Neville Chamberlain! and booed loudly when he
called for a less confrontational stance toward President Obama,
whose political opponents Mr. Netanyahu has openly courted. You
have to respect him, Mr. Olmert said of Mr. Obama. He
is the president of the most powerful nation on earth, and happens
to be a friend of Israel. When boos rang through the conference
room in response, he joked, I can see that this hall is
full of Democrats. Mr. Olmert was booed again when he declared
that while Israel should prepare the military ability to strike
Irans nuclear program as a last resort, it should first
push for American-led international action against Iran, including
sanctions and possible joint military action. Continued: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/world/middleeast/olmert-ex-premier-of-israel-assails-netanyahu-
- PANETTA CONFIRMS US INVOLVEMENT IN POTENTIAL ISRAELI WAR
Confirming what has always been the implicit way in which the
US is going to get sucked into its next major war, Secretary
of Defense Leon Panetta confirmed that the US would definitely
involve itself in a war on Iran if Israel decided to launch one.
Obviously Israel is an independent country, and theyll
make whatever decisions they make on their own based on what
they think is in their national interests, Panetta said,
adding that if they should make that decision, that obviously
the United States would take action to protect its interests
in the region.
- Continued: http://news.antiwar.com/2012/03/16/p...i-war-on-iran/
- EGYPT REVISING THE CAMP DAVID ACCORDS
by Jonathan D. Halevi - On March 12, 2012, Dr. Mohamed Al-Saed
Idris, Chairman of the Arab Affairs Committee in the new Egyptian
Parliament, presented the committee's official outline of Egypt's
- The committee's operative recommendations called for an official
definition of Israel as an enemy, severing diplomatic relations,
full support for the armed struggle against Israel, re-adoption
of the total boycott of Israel, raising the issue of Jerusalem
in the international arena, and a review of Egyptian nuclear
- In its eyes, Israel is the foremost enemy of Egypt and the
Arab and Islamic world, and the peace agreement with it (the
Camp David agreement) is considered a dead letter.
- Egypt is setting itself on a collision course with Israel
, using the Palestinian issue in all its aspects - including
Israeli military operations against Palestinian terrorism as
well as Israeli policy in Jerusalem or the West Bank - as an
excuse for direct Egyptian intervention. Defining Israel as a
"major enemy" means building a military capability
to deal with the "Israeli threat," including an attempt
to deny Israel any advantage in the nuclear field and/or the
development of Egyptian nuclear weapons. At present, the new
Egyptian political leadership cannot translate these policies
into actions. But this situation is likely to change after the
presidential elections on May 23-24 and the establishment of
a new civilian government. March 2012 Issue: http://www.shamrak.com/index.php
- 10 POINT PROGRAM OF THE PLO (1974)
- Political Program Adopted at the 12th Session of the Palestine
Cairo, 8 June 1974 - The Palestine National Council, On the basis
of the Palestine National Charter and the Political Program drawn
up at the eleventh session, held from 6-12 January 1973; and
from its belief that it is impossible for a permanent and just
peace to be established in the area unless our Palestinian people
recover from all their national rights and, first and foremost,
their rights to return and to self-determination on the whole
of the soil of their homeland; and in the light of a study of
the new political circumstances that have come into existence
in the period between the Councils last and present sessions,
resolves the following:
- 1. To reaffirm the Palestine Liberation Organizations
previous attitude to Resolution 242, which obliterates the national
right of our people and deals with the cause of our people as
a problem of refugees. The Council therefore refuses to have
anything to do with this resolution at any level, Arab or international,
including the Geneva Conference.
- 2. The Palestine Liberation Organization will employ all
means, and first and foremost armed struggle, to liberate Palestinian
territory and to establish the independent combatant national
authority for the people over every part of Palestinian territory
that is liberated. This will require further changes being effected
in the balance of power in favor of our people and their struggle.
- 3. The Liberation Organization will struggle against any
proposal for a Palestinian entity the price of which is recognition,
peace, secure frontiers, renunciation of national rights, and
the deprival of our people of their right to return and their
right to self-determination on the soil of their homeland. Continued:
- IN TWO CAREFULLY COORDINATED EVENTS THE USA PUT AN END TO
ISRAEL'S PLAN TO ATTACK IRAN
- On March 28, 2012, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak publicly
praised himself and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: The
decision [to cancel the attack] was the result of contacts between
the [Israeli] Defense Ministry and the Pentagon. At that
moment, the poker game between the USA, Israel and Iran came
to an abrupt end. There was no winner, but one loser: Israel.
- About a week ago, I published Obama Bluffs Netanyahu, just
after President Obamas video appeal to the Iranian people
on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. He told them
that there was no reason for the United States and Iran
to be divided from one another. This was a sharp deviation
from the belligerent Israeli-American discourse in recent months.
Moreover, it was a clear end to Netanyahus desire to force
the USA into attacking Iran (see Netanyahu Wags the Dog). Netanyahu
needs a war with Iran. The only way Netanyahu could prevent a
deal between the USA and Iran is by attacking Iran before an
agreement is signed, or by performing a false flag attack on
American soil. Obama bluffed Netanyahu, I summarized the
event. A week later, the American administration hit Israel twice.
The first event was private in nature, a war-simulation conducted
at the Pentagon. The second was public and brutal: the USA formally
disclosed secret information about Israeli plans, which has effectively
put an end to any possibility of carrying out an aerial attack
on Iran by Israel. Continued: