Archive for 11/16/2012

Report: Rockets Fired From Egypt Have Hit Israel

11/16/2012 4 comments

BY DANIEL HALPER – “Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel.

‘Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night,’ reports the Jerusalem Post. ‘The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries.’

The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, ‘Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council.’

It appears no damage was reported in connection with the rocket fire from Egypt. Earlier today, the Egyptian prime minister visited Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians there.

This new front comes a day after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv and on the same day Israel’s capital Jerusalem was the target of rocket fire. Those attacks were courtesy of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

‘After Tel Aviv metropolitan area, capital under fire too: An air raid siren was sounded in Jerusalem and surrounding communities early Friday evening. After residents reported hearing blast sounds, security forces confirmed that one rocket had landed in the Gush Etzion area near a Palestinian village,’ Ynet reports.

‘There were no reports of injuries or damage. This was the first air raid siren sounded in the area since the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip. Air raid sirens were sounded in southern communities throughout the day and a barrage of missiles hit the area.'” Source – The Weekly Standard.

‘Expect Bigger Surprises’: Iran Arms Hezbollah With Chemical Weapons, ‘From Now Onward, We Will Support … Any Groups Fighting Against The Zionist Regime’

11/16/2012 1 comment

By REZA KAHLILI – “As the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas faction is escalating and rockets are hitting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Iran announced Friday that its missiles were being used against the Jewish state.

Rockets hit Tel Aviv Thursday for the first time since the 1991 Persian Gulf War when Iraqi scuds threatened the city. On Friday, Jerusalem also came under rocket fire from Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

According to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence division, Iran has large stockpiles of chemical and microbial weapons and it has armed the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah with them. It also has Quds Forces in Gaza and other Palestinian territories to help Hamas and Islamic Jihad in setting up underground rocket facilities while training and supervising the Palestinians in launching attacks on Israel.

The escalation of the Gaza conflict was ordered by the highest authority in Iran, the source added, and rockets targeting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are in fact a warning to Israel that its Iron Dome missile defense system cannot thwart Iran’s ballistic missiles and tens of thousands of rockets and missiles in the hands of Hezbollah.

On the day that the International Atomic Energy Agency announced that Iran is set to sharply expand its uranium enrichment in an underground site after installing all the centrifuges it was built for, the message was clear: An attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities will have destructive consequences for Israel.

The missiles fired by the Islamic Jihad that hit Tel Aviv were Iranian Fajr 5 missiles, according to the Islamic regime’s media outlet Nimrooz, which is close to Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the mayor of Tehran and a possible candidate for president.

The outlet cited a recent quote by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime: ‘From now onward, we will support and help any nation, any groups fighting against the Zionist regime across the world, and we are not afraid of declaring this.’

The outlet said targeting the capital of the ‘Zionist regime’ with this advanced technology is a big victory for the Palestinians and the resistance front — Iran, Syria and Hezbollah.

It quoted anonymous military analysts that the Fajr 5 has the longest range compared to other missiles launched from Gaza and then warned that Israel should expect Read more…

Keeping Them Honest: CNN Uses Video Footage Of Faked Palestinian ‘Injuries’

11/16/2012 1 comment

Concocted. Negligent. Narrow. This is CNN …

Update: CNN’s Cooper Forced to Retract Video of Palestinian Man Faking Injury

Anderson Cooper 360º - Great Name For News That Spins

Anderson Cooper 360º – Great Name For News That Spins

Breitbart – “Last night on CNN’s 360 with Anderson Cooper, video footage was broadcast that purported to show injuries and victims of Israeli military operations in Gaza. The footage was exposed as fraudulent here on Breitbart News yesterday.Source – Breitbart.

More Earthquakes In Diverse Places: Strong 6.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes Eastern Coast Of Russia

11/16/2012 1 comment

AFP – “A 6.8 magnitude quake struck Friday in the Pacific in the Kuril island chain off Russia’s far east, the US Geological Survey reported.

The US agency said the quake’s epicenter was 161 kilometers south-west of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia in the Kuril Islands that extends south of the Kamchatka peninsula.

The quake, which struck at about 6.30pm local time, occurred at a depth of 4.9km, the USGS said in an advisory.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said ‘a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no Tsunami threat to Hawaii’.

To check out a map and for more technical information visit the US Geological Survey website here.” Source – The New Zealand Herald.

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Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak Seeks Gov’t Approval To Mobilize 75,000 Troops For Gaza Offensive, Hamas Fakes Casualties For Media

11/16/2012 3 comments

Update: “The Israeli cabinet approved the request of Defense Minister Ehud Barak to call-up 75,000 additional reservists. The draft order is due to take effect within a few hours. During Operation Cast Lead, some 10,000 reservists were drafted and during the Second Lebanon War, some 60,000 reservists were drafted.” (Source).

Reuters – “JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Defence Minister Ehud Barak sought government approval on Friday to mobilize up to 75,000 reserve troops for Israel’s Gaza campaign, political sources said, in a sign of preparations for a possible ground offensive.

The sources, speaking after Palestinian rockets were fired at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, said ministers were being polled by telephone by the cabinet secretary to approve the call-up.” Source – Yahoo! News.

Hamas Recycles Pictures of Syrian Dead, Fake Casualties For Camera – “We’ll have more on the PR war being waged on both Twitter and Facebook later, but for now, a disturbing update about Hamas, which is using pictures of children that have been injured or killed in Syria and sending them out through social media to show them as Palestinian dead. Hamas, Hezbollah, and their ilk have long used images of children as a cudgel to portray Israelis as a wanton murderers of children, even as the IDF remains the only force that doesn’t target civilians. I doubt this is the last we’ll see of it.” Source – Tablet.

Petraeus: Someone Higher Up Removed Terrorism From White House Talking Points Given To Susan Rice On Benghazi

11/16/2012 1 comment

Now who would have had the authority to remove Islamic terrorism as the real reason for the attack against the US Consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans? Perhaps someone who decided to arm Al Qaeda-linked Islamic groups and other jihadists with the expectation that they’d use the weapons to continue the “Arab Spring”, the administration who thought that the war on terror was finally over after the death of Bin Laden? It sure looks that way …

Fox News – “Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that ‘Al Qaeda involvement’ was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who spoke to reporters after Petraeus testified before the House Intelligence Committee, indicated he and other lawmakers still have plenty of questions about the aftermath of the attack.

‘No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points,’ he said.

Petraeus was heading next to the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify. At the same time, lawmakers unexpectedly convened a briefing with top members of various committees to examine a Sept. 25 letter to President Obama that asked a series of classified questions on Benghazi.

Petraeus’ testimony both challenges the Obama administration’s repeated claims that the attack was a ‘spontaneous’ protest over an anti-Islam video, and according to King conflicts with his own briefing to lawmakers on Sept. 14. Sources have said Petraeus, in that briefing, also described the attack as a protest that spun out of control.

‘His testimony today was that from the start, he had told us that this was a terrorist attack,’ King said, adding that he told Petraeus he had a ‘different recollection.’

Still, the claim that the CIA’s original talking points were changed is sure to stoke controversy on the Hill.

‘The original talking points were much more specific about Al Qaeda involvement. And yet the final ones just said indications of extremists,’ King said, adding that the final version was the product of a vague ‘inter-agency process.’

Further, King said a CIA analyst specifically told lawmakers that the Al Qaeda affiliates line ‘was taken out.'” Read more.

Slip Up: Obama Admits He Sent Susan Rice On Mission To Tell America That Benghazi Was A Result Of The Anti-Mohammed Film – “President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack. ‘As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her,’ Obama said …” Read more.

Flashback: Anti-Al Qaeda Libyans Reveal Obama Administration Helped Al-Qaeda In Benghazi, Ret. US General: ‘Obama Must Be Held Responsible’ – “Walid Shoebat, a former Muslim Brotherhood member now peace activist broke news Saturday night that anti-Al Qaeda Libyans living in exile are in possession of highly classified documents that reveal Obama and his administration’s involvement with Al-Qaeda in Libya, more than what has been previously known. The anti-Al Qaeda Libyans told Shoebat in reference to Obama’s statements that Al-Qaeda had been destroyed that Obama had gift-wrapped Libya, handed it over to Al-Qaeda, and that they can prove it.” Read more.

Flashback: President Barack Obama In Cahoots With Known Terrorists – “As we arrive at Election Day, some of the most crucial questions left unanswered about Benghazi are, in fact, the simplest. They are not ‘fog of war’ questions. They are not questions rendered unanswerable by ‘conflicting intelligence.’ They are questions that probe clear actions taking place not on the roof of a safe house under mortar fire, but inside the fortresslike, orderly and well-lit White House.” Read more.

Turkey Angered At Israel For Protecting Itself, 500 Targets In Gaza Hit, Hamas Fires Rockets At Jerusalem, Netanyahu Vows To Fight On

11/16/2012 3 comments

Hamas fires rockets against innocent civilians in southern Israel, yet Turkey blames Israel for the crisis? The reasoning coming out of Turkey is truly fowl …

Reuters – “ISTANBUL – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan decried Israeli’s air strikes on Gaza on Friday as a pre-election stunt and said he would discuss the crisis with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo this weekend.

Under Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK Party, Turkey has sought to use its clout as a rising democratic power in the Muslim world to increase its influence in the Middle East, distancing itself from former ally Israel.

Erdogan said he would speak by phone with US President Barack Obama later on Friday and that Ankara was also seeking talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the prospect of a full Israeli ground invasion.

The United States says it has asked Turkey and Egypt to encourage the Islamist Hamas movement that rules Gaza to cease rocket fire into Israel, but Erdogan laid the blame for the deepening crisis firmly on the Jewish state.” Source – The Jerusalem Post.

Rockets Fired At Jerusalem For The First Time In Over 40 Years – “… the air raid siren that was sounded in Jerusalem and the surrounding area late Friday afternoon marked the first time since the Hamas terror organization took over Gaza that such an attack was aimed at Israel’s capital city. Hamas immediately took credit for the attack, claiming to have shot “an improved Kassam. The Iranian-made Fajr 5 rocket fired at Tel Aviv by Palestinian militants has a far greater range than the home-made Qassam rockets used by Hamas in Gaza …” Read more.

500 Targets Struck In Gaza As Hundreds Of Missiles Rain Down on Israel – “About 500 rockets have been fired into Israel over past two days, with 184 intercepted by Iron Dome missile defense system, the army’s spokeswoman said, speaking anonymously in accordance with military regulations. Israeli air strikes have hit almost 500 targets in Gaza, she said. Hamas, which governs Gaza, said the Israeli attacks continued.” Read more.

Israeli PM: We Are Going to Continue Hitting Hamas Hard – “‘We are going to continue hitting Hamas hard and we will continue to strike hard at the missiles targeted at Central and Southern Israel,’ Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Friday. Netanyahu met with President Shimon Peres in light of the recent escalation in the South. ‘Hamas deliberately targets our children, and they deliberately place their rockets next to their children,’ Netanyahu said.” Read more.

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