Israel Warplanes Fly Over Gaza, Bomb Hamas Military Site

Tyler Durden's picture

Since the apocalypse is obviously priced in the Russell 2000, the market should be able to digest the latest piece roasted glow in the dark swan with barely a hiccup.


That said, courtesy of the biggest case of headline fatigue in history, at this point absent NASA announcing the imminent destruction of the earth by an asteroid, or a Proxima Centauri supernova (and even that will be bullish as there is precisely 4.2 years of stock market Zimbabwefication before the earth is annihilated), there appears to be nothing that can possibly prevent the Chairsatan from reverse exercising his Russell 2000 put at 36,000.

And from Reuters:

Israel launched five air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Monday after militants shot mortars and rockets at the Jewish state, witnesses and militant groups said.

At least five Palestinians were wounded, two of them children, medics said, in the raids which showed the rising tensions between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza.

Hamas has stepped up rocket fire at Israel after a lengthy hiatus since a war of two years ago, claiming responsibility for the firings of more than two dozen mortars and rockets at the weekend.

Israel killed two Palestinians in Gaza in a separate border confrontation on Saturday, medical officials said.

The Israeli military confirmed one of Monday's air raids, saying several Hamas-affiliated militants were targeted in northern Gaza, as well as a tunnel used to smuggle weapons.

Witnesses in Gaza said Israeli warplanes fire a missile after three mortars were shot at Israel, and the Israeli missile landed harmlessly in a bin for animal feed.

Israel fired four other missiles at as many targets later in the evening, aiming at a Hamas security compound in Gaza City, a training camp north of the city, and a brickworks and metal foundry in northern Gaza, witnesses said.

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Raymond K Hassel's picture

Was just thinking last night that we are overdue for bad asteroid 'news'

alien-IQ's picture

there is no bad news in this market...only varying degrees of great news.

Raymond K Hassel's picture

The asteroid will contain copious amounts of Boron-10, which will act as a natural, planetary radiation shield following impact.

alien-IQ's picture

not to mention that it is also a sort of vaccine for cancer...and who doesn't want a vaccine for cancer?

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Red Alert!

Another Israel thread!

Bring your AKs or ARs, and at least 4 clips!  Take cover after you reply, as junks will be flying!  Don´t forget the body armor!


I can hardly wait to check this thread out in a couple of hours when the Loonie Tunes chime in.

What does it all mean's picture

Like the other thread that ZH canned... I guess it's binary here...

When the debate gets heated, the thread gets dropped.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild's picture

1. "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies ?not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy." Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

2. "The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more".... Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000

3. " [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs." Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

4. "The Palestinians" would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls." " Isreali Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988

5. "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.

6. "How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to." Golda Maier, March 8, 1969.

7. "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969

8. "The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence is only bluff, which was born and developed after the war." Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha'aretz, 19 March 1972.

9. David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.

10. Ben Gurion also warned in 1948 : "We must do everything to insure they ( the Palestinians) never do return." Assuring his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to their homes. "The old will die and the young will forget."

11. "We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves." Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.

12. "Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." - Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio. (Certainly the FBI's cover-up of the Israeli spy ring/phone tap scandal suggests that Mr. Sharon may not have been joking.)

13. "We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz Israel... Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours." Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces - Gad Becker, Yediot Ahronot 13 April 1983, New York Times 14 April 1983.

14. "We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return" David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157.

15. " ... we should prepare to go over to the offensive with the aim of smashing Lebanon, Trans-jordan and Syria... The weak point in the Arab coalition is Lebanon [for] the Moslem regime is artificial and easy to undermine. A Christian state should be established... When we smash the [Arab] Legions strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan, too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria, and Cairo." " David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

16. "We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population." Israel Koenig, "The Koenig Memorandum"

Weisbrot's picture

why Israel hasnt evicted the scum in gazza yet is beyond me. since iran like to support them they should be sent to iran.

disabledvet's picture

i think i just passed an asteroid.

Zero Govt's picture

maybe it was a hemaroid  

...which is what the Israeli Govt looks like out there in Arabia and sticking out more by the day as their Arab neighbours boil up, Israel continues their bully boy tactics throwing their weight around (my hasn't that worked well for 70 years!) and their usual 'heavies' in the West get more stretched (and bankrupt) by the month

Israel better wake up, change tac and be more 'civil' or this midget nation is going to have some mighty angry big neighbours knocking on the door in the years ahead

Creed's picture

Israel better wake up, change tac and be more 'civil' or this midget nation is going to have some mighty angry big neighbours knocking on the door in the years ahead


1948, 1956, 1967, 1973


too late, but thanks for your faux concern

disabledvet's picture

why do i feel like we've met before?

Zero Govt's picture

Creed  -   when Saudi falls, let's talk again

TomJoad's picture

I was just thinking today as I walked my dog by the ocean, that once organized society goes completely tits up, we won't know when the big asteroid will hit. The observational and communications infrastructure will be gone and all the astronomers will be pulling plows for their local warlords. Nice to have one less thing to worry about, really.

Conrad Murray's picture

Birds. They always know when something is up.

James's picture

I have a 26 yr. old parrot. Seriously, he's been crazy the last 3 weeks. Never seen him like this.

I dunno..................................

iDealMeat's picture

Not an asteroid..  a Comet.. Elenin.  Coming round' real soon. Give Earth a little giggie and move on..  See ya again bout 3600 years..


asteroids's picture

I don't know. All the funds for asteroid research were diverted to save the banks.

Weisbrot's picture

dont forget NASA is closing soon thanks to Mr Oprah

bankrupt JPM buy silver's picture

I called this on Feb 20th.  It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out Israel, under the guise of ME chaos would not capitalize in blood thirst with such an open invitation, to which the western media (that already sucks their ass) is fixated on Japan, and the 'liberation' of tyranny in Libya. Haters welcome, you know where to find me.

gimli's picture

Tyler -- can you start giving out fortune cookies with each new media happy meal? 

...... thanks

lincolnsteffens's picture

Why go to the trouble of fixing a happy meal. Just put more Valium in the water. It is cheaper and will be consumed by the Vegetarians, Fruitarians and Macrobiotic Arians, Rotarians, Kiwanians...While we are at it we should give it to the Iranians, Indians, Armenians and any other ians that are feeling blue, black and blue or black green and blue.

TomJoad's picture

Another article sure to bring out the conspiracy loonies. ..."I knew the zionist cabal took over HAARP to cause the earthquake/tsunami for the purpose of cover for their blah blah blah whatever in blah blah blah..."

A Man without Qualities's picture

Seriously though, I imagine the Israelis were getting pissed that they hadn't been blamed for anything in a while...

Uncle Remus's picture

Just means they've stopped fucking up operations so bad they get noticed.

TomJoad's picture

Wow junkers, I know my sense of humour can be a bit tough to follow, but I find it hilarious that I got junked far more than the actual conspiracy loonies.

Humourless, much?


Jump! You Bankseter Fuckers!

Lets_Eat_Ben's picture

"Loonies" who the fuck are you to judge someone as a loony? Are you Bill O'Riley? What constitues a "conspiracy theory" anything not spoon-fed into your gullable face by the TUBEEEE! FUCK!

Live an illusion much? Normalcy biased prone, stone throwing cocksucker! agghhhh!

lord of the fire's picture

Dude, chill.  Your gonna have a stroke.

Creed's picture

that's OK if he strokes out, he's a loony anyway


ta da

James's picture

Todays conspiricy theory is tomorows reality.

john39's picture

yeah, its way to crazy to believe that a luciferian banking cabal is intent on destroying society and taking full control...  where do they come up with these things? sarc off.

cosmictrainwreck's picture

you mis-spelled "Banksters". type much?

TomJoad's picture


I'm not saying that there aren't plenty of conspiracies. It's just that I am all worn out on HAARP, CERN, truth11, Hydrogen bombs drilled into tectonic junctures, etc. etc. causing earthquakes and tsunamis as part of some grand zionist control/manipulation fantasy. Obvioisly I have spent too much time on ZH this week.

Bankster Fuckers. ;-)

oygevalt's picture

I didn't junk.  What you're saying is all too true around here.

JawsMusic's picture

You can follow along on asteroid Risk here:

ColonelCooper's picture

Just wanted to get a word in while it's still safe to enter the room.  A glass of beer says this thread is gonna get hotter than a Japanese spinach salad.

alien-IQ's picture

you're gonna have to do better than even money to get any action on that bet because the chances of the comment count on this subject running up near the 4 digit range is pretty much a given.

astartes09's picture

Find a nice place, roll out the beach towel watch the end of the world in REAL TIME BABY.

Sabibaby's picture

Headlinez Bitchez 


Ben Probanke's picture

its about time Iran sends those frigates back through the Suez canal and into the Med