Israel Third Front Escalation Sends Risk Lower

Tyler Durden's picture

"War (escalation) is good" appears to have been the idiot algos immediate knee-jerk reaction to the post-Israel news jump in oil prices - as correlations rule the world. But once the reality of Gaza being 'the start' of an apparent escalation, and opened up the third Israeli front after Iran and Syria, risk was decidedly off and US equities reverted to their lows of yesterday...and back to early August levels (pre-Draghi).



and longer-term ES is at a critical level...


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Neethgie's picture

Edwin starr had it right.. invest in undertakers..

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Are Israel's political staff members allowed to trade on insider knowledge like America's political staff members are allowed to do? 

Any strange put option purchases the last few days in Tel Aviv?  Hell, with the global reach of this news, you could short anything on any exchange in the world and make money if your friend or family member knew this attack was in the works.


TruthInSunshine's picture

Krugman is STIMULATED, bordering on priapistic, bitchez.



-whether by extraterrestrials, the IDF, Iran or Hamas, let's get stimulated people!

Translational Lift's picture

Amazing how the Arabs suddenly got active right after obummers election..............along with all the other sh1t coming out of the woodwork!

Jack Napier's picture

All part of the grand chessboard. These people pretend to be at odds with each other, just like democrats and republicans, but everything is going according to plan. A few months late because of Gaddafi, but the wheels roll on nonetheless. Of course they need their colored man in power in the US to sell neo-corporate-fascism to the 3rd world for the inevitable pillaging.

redpill's picture

Embalming fluid futures soon to be featured on COMEX

Gully Foyle's picture

Biden 2016, Jesus wept

LeisureSmith's picture

Gully. Your Man Crush on Biden is getting stale, throw it out or live with the funk.

LoneStarHog's picture MUST be SOLD!

BBullionaire's picture

yes just soon as europe shut (1min after) take down. Da boyz been defending1730 and 32.60 all day

outside reversal anyone?

Temporalist's picture
Gold to Gain to $2,000 on Money Printing, Deutsche Bank Says


It looks like DB just had a revelation that there is money printing going on.

Its_the_economy_stupid's picture

DB is selling! Correction anyone?

BBullionaire's picture

update: yes outside day reversals in both metals. whose a clever bullionaire?

Karlus's picture

Why? To cover margin calls?


When the dow gets punked, cash is cool, but I would suspect Au/Ag might be viewed better globally....

JPM Hater001's picture

Yes, they went to the junk yard last week and picked up a handle.

You can finish the joke...

Everybodys All American's picture

Where did I put my Dow 11,000. hat?

JPM Hater001's picture

Can I borrow your Dow 9,750 hat since you wont be using it?

buzzsaw99's picture

Izreel is safer now so it's all good. [/sarc.]

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Politicians assinating each other with drones... we can only hope that they ALL succeed...

bankonthebust's picture

Again. Run fundamentals, run technicals. Do the opposite.

Pretorian's picture

Capex expenditure Nestle, Kraft, Coca Cola.... help brothers wipe more.

CheapPanderingCrony's picture

Iran isn't a front. There's no exchange of weapons or hositilities directly with Iran, and until one of the sides directly launches weapons at the other from their own territory, it will remain that way.

And Iran wants to keep it that way. That's why their weapons and soldiers are in Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. They fight war by proxy. You won't see missles being launched from Iran at Israel unless there's a direct attack on Iran.


The three fronts are currently Gaza, Syria and Lebanon.

disabledvet's picture

Spot on. Still "fear mongering the mullahs" here. Oil versus Israel BITCHEZ!

CheapPanderingCrony's picture

And keep in mind there is a mutual defense pact between Lebanon, Iran, Syria and Gaza. If one is attacked, the others have vowed to respond.

dvfco's picture

I think the Syrians are a little busy now.

Dapper Dan's picture

One day the Lamb will lie down with the Lion.............................but the Lamb won't get much sleep.



Possible New CIA Director Already Politically Compromised Jane Harman and Israeli Spying by ALISON WEIR

It is astounding to find that one of the handful of prospects being floated to become CIA director following the fall of General David Petraeus is a person reportedly implicated in a 2005 Israeli spy scandal.

If Harman does becomes CIA director, her appointment would no doubt be greeted with glee by the Israeli government. Whether or not Harman made treasonous promises to an Israeli agent, there is no doubt that she is a committed advocate for the Israeli regime.

Americans, on the other hand, might have less reason for joy.

swissaustrian's picture

So Netanyahu is trying to ignite the whole region in order to suck the US into the conflict...

edmondantes's picture

curiously Bloomberg is neglecting to report this as an Israeli attack... because peaceful little Israel never attacks anyone... they are the victim... all attacks on them are unprovoked 

JR's picture

U.S. politicians have named Hamas as terrorists; so it’s okay to kill them, kill them all, kill their families,and bulldoze their houses; they are less than human and when they are gone, the world will be at peace. Actually, NO! because the warmongers will find more enemies, more “terrorists,” more less-than-humans to kill.

These warmongers are the supporters of an Israeli and U.S. genocidal foreign policy because America’s political leaders, unfortunately, are controlled by the Neo-Conservatives (Jewish) and the Neo-Liberals (Jewish).

Paul Craig Roberts laid it out yesterday in American Immorality Is at a Peak. Here is an excerpt :

What does the world do when it confronts unbridled evil, which is what Washington is?

The Reality of the “Lesser Evil” (caption under picture of dead child)

 Is This Child Dead Enough for You? ~ Chris Floyd

To all those now hailing the re-election of Barack Obama as a triumph of decent, humane, liberal values over the oozing-postule perfidy of the Republicans, a simple question:

Is this child dead enough for you?

This little boy was named Naeemullah. He was in his house — maybe playing, maybe sleeping, maybe having a meal — when an American drone missile was fired into the residential area where he lived and blew up the house next door. []

As we all know, these drone missiles are, like the president who wields them, super-smart, a triumph of technology and technocratic expertise. We know, for the president and his aides have repeatedly told us, that these weapons — launched only after careful consultation of the just-war strictures of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas — strike nothing but their intended targets and kill no one but “bad guys.” Indeed, the president’s top aides have testified under oath that not a single innocent person has been among the thousands of Pakistani civilians — that is, civilians of a sovereign nation that is not at war with the United States — who have been killed by the drone missile campaign of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate...

As Wired reports, shrapnel and debris went flying through the walls of Naeemullah’s house and ripped through his small body. When the attack was over — when the buzzing drone sent with Augustinian wisdom by the Peace Laureate was no longer lurking over the village, shadowing the lives of every defenseless inhabitant with the terrorist threat of imminent death, Naeemullah was taken to the hospital in a nearby town.

This is where the picture of above was taken by Noor Behram, a resident of North Waziristan who has been chronicling the effects of the Peace Laureate’s drone war. When the picture was taken, Naeemullah was dying. He died an hour later.

Roberts – who was for neither candidate – asks Democrats and progressives who looked at the collateral damage and said “Romney would be worse" and voted accordingly:

"He died.

"Is he dead enough for you?

"Dead enough not to disturb your victory dance in any way? Dead enough not to trouble the inauguration parties yet to come? Dead enough not to diminish, even a little bit, your exultant glee at the fact that this great man, a figure of integrity, decency, honor and compassion, will be able to continue his noble leadership of the best nation in the history of the world?"

dark pools of soros's picture

switch that from Jewish to Zionists.   The Zionists love the fact that no one calls them by name and if you say Jewish you can be kneejerk labeled anti-whatever

XenoFrog's picture

It's always entertaining an anti-Semite knucklehead accidentally admits that he doesn't see a difference between using Jew and Zionist interchangeably except for trying to look like he's not a Nazi.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Jews are Bankers, the Nazi's were right in their attempt to end their genetics

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Wasn't it the United States government that pushed for demoncratic elections in Palestein, but then didn't want to accept that the people choose Hamas? 

JR's picture

The key issue here is that Zionists are the promoters of the Jews. Your distinction is doublespeak - meant to deceive.

A Zionist does not mean Italian or Irish; Zionists are the aggressive proponents of more domination of – guess what? – Jewish interests.

Winston Churchill, pointing to the crucial role played by the Jews (he did not used doublespeak and call them Zionists) in Bolshevism in an essay published in the February 8, 1920, issue of the London Illustrated Sunday Herald warned: Bolshevism is a “worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality… There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by the international and for the most part atheistical Jews… With the notable exception of Lenin [a Jewish Freemason whose wife was Jewish], the majority of the leading figures are Jews…”

Summing up the situation at the time, Israeli historian Louis Rapoport wrote:

“Immediately after the Revolution, many Jews were euphoric over their high representation in the new government.  Lenin’s first Politburo was dominated by men of Jewish origins. “