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Israel Defense Force Deletes "Nuclear Leak" Tweet; Blames Cyber Terrorism

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How to start World War 3? Step 1) Hack IDF Twitter account; Step 2) Tweet that Israel's secret nuclear facility has suffered a potential leak after shelling; Step 3) wait for US response... It appears (though for now has not been confirmed) that the Israel Defense Force's Twitter account was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army who then tweeted "#WARNING: Possible nuclear leak in the region after 2 rockets hit Dimona nuclear facility" The Tweet was deleted soon after - not before all major newswires picked it up - and the report has been denied by the IDF. We can only imagine the market response to this tweet if US traders were not all out buying beers and burgers..


The original Tweet from @IDFSpokesperson


The Tweet was deleted minutes later after this image (of the Syrian Electronic Army) was tweeted...


and this...


But The IDF was quick to note it was not correct...

Israeli army is investigating how posting appeared on its official Twitter account saying there was risk of nuclear leak after rocket hit Dimona facility, military spokesman says on condition of anonymity in accordance with regulation.


Tweet was later deleted; army spokesman declines to comment on possibility the official account was hacked

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And then The IDF issues this statement:


Finally, this is how the SEA responded minutes ago:

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Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:59 | 4922766 Impoverished Ps...
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'Living in a powder keg and giving off sparks...'

Bonnie Tyler.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:08 | 4922794 Deathrips
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Sounds like they just figured out Lagardes not a woman and Yahoos head exploded. I can dream...


Gentlemen...meet lug.




Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:13 | 4922802 knukles
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What US response?
This US response:

We ah, it has um come to our attention via the  ah  um  robust incisiveness and professionalism of the  ah  intelligence agencies that ah  there is um  not really anything to ah  ah  to worry about  n  ah  we're confident that this can be contained by uh  the Israelis in a timely and uh  professional (cough) manner so as uh not to uh  cause any repercussions as uh there has been no uh    mm  mmmm (clears throat) um  damage of considerable nature.   We recommend that all remain calm and sort this out in a non divisive considered civil  unmannerly ....  


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:22 | 4922844 NotApplicable
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Can't even safeguard a fucking Twitter acct, but they're responsible enough to have nukes?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:29 | 4922881 0b1knob
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Fukushima has had three reactors melted down and leaking for over two years now and the market couldn't care less.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:15 | 4923033 fencejumper
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Speaking of Fukushima, I recall it was an Israeli company providing security at the time of the accident.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:44 | 4923296 BigJim
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 Speaking of Fukushima, I recall it was an Israeli company providing security at the time of the accident.

Just another cohencidence, I'm sure.

Meanwhile, I've been hearing even more holocaust-related and anti-semite 'expose' news pieces on the BBC than usual. This often precedes egregious behaviour by Israel, I've noticed.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:23 | 4923831 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Thanks for the reminder about the holocaust. I missed my weekly Hitler WWII documentary. Who did we say controls the media again?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:01 | 4924299 paddyirishman
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always seem to be about three hasbara throols downvoting here.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:29 | 4922871 Canadian Dirtlump
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Lagarde is a sexless homunculus crafted in a laboratory from a mandrake root and george hamilton's soiled speedo.


As for this swerve, it is the second best Israeli twitter gaff with Bibi following persian pornography being the runaway winner.


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:50 | 4922950 CCanuck
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Another fucking keyboard, I have got to learn to not to drink and read your posts at the same time.

Dirtlump that is comedic gold....Hamilton's soiled speedo...fuck me that's funny.

Anyway fuck you dirtlump for not posting warning......your a keyboard hoser eh!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:01 | 4922987 Canadian Dirtlump
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Thanks and sorry. I'm lucky that in addition to a pair of eyes to see I have a warped sense about me. Right now life is like that party the night before you go into a war where there's even odds you'll die. We're not stopping it. We can prepare the best we can, have a few cheap laughs then when the shit hits the fan try to keep the wheels on and make it over the bridge.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:15 | 4922993 Canadian Dirtlump
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The NSA person monitoring this did a double tap  when I was posting and now this whole the same cat walked by twice in the matrix thing just happened. Double post. Wet leather and a silver wig looks like shit. HAppy Calgary Stampede and blessed July 4th.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:28 | 4923836 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Does the NSA still screen the internet for sentences like "Bomb the white house" 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:35 | 4922910 rubiconsolutions
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Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:33 | 4924029 Buck Johnson
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Things are getting hot, real hot.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:01 | 4922771 konputa
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Apartheid in Gaza.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:43 | 4923445 pathetic looser
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more like genocide

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:01 | 4922772 ebworthen
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Beer and hot dogs, damn beef is too expensive.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:10 | 4922798 Deathrips
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Rents too damn high....or ...ummm...get real high and fuck for rent?

I forget.





Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:22 | 4922852 NotApplicable
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You can still get a smoked baloney sandwich at the state fair for a $1.50 though.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:15 | 4923029 Squid Viscous
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only if Lindsey Graham is there...

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:49 | 4923113 CCanuck
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I can get my baloney smoked for a buck fiddy...what state fair is that?

Lindsey Graham.....wait..what......I though it was Lindsey Lohan.....nevermind

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:24 | 4922860 McMolotov
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Hotdogs?! You know what they make those things out of? Lips and assholes!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:20 | 4923044 FieldingMellish
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Should suit the boys from Wall Street perfectly. A taste they are well accustomed to.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:57 | 4923134 JohnG
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Smashed assholes.  Great.  Never eat another one thanks for ruining it.  Smashed assholes.....

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:29 | 4923219 Kirk2NCC1701
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Plenty of both over there.  Must be Kosher by definition, I guess.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:53 | 4923628 IndianaJohn
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ebworthen, -- ya don't say!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:02 | 4922775 The Abstraction...
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I guess the people responsible for the Fukushima reactors are the same people who built the Israeli nuclear reactor. What comes around goes around, as they say.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:18 | 4922815 CPL
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Israel never invested into a public radiation monitoring system so they'd never even know.  They have weapons coming out their nose...but no Disaster Recovery planning other than bunker tactics.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:03 | 4922776 failure to perform
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This could get interesting. I expected fireworks for the holiday.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:05 | 4922783 zerozulu
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I'll say thanks if they fight a nuclear war on tweeter.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:07 | 4922791 NOTaREALmerican
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Aren't these the uber-uber-uber spys?  

Is the Syrian Electronic Army the same as the Electronic Army of Syria?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:15 | 4922812 knukles
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I forgot which, but one of 'ems got a hell of a good marching Kazoo Band

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:13 | 4922808 potato
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Companies, gov agencies, et cetera, having Twitter accounts is the stupidest thing ever. One person, probably an intern, writes as the face of the organization.

At least have a built-in delay requiring confirmation from two officials (a là the two-key nuclear launch sequence, where one key is farther away than one human can reach).

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:17 | 4922822 HeavydutyMexica...
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The fact that the powers that be all have facebook and twitter accounts make me think both of those companies are data mining ventures funded by Pancho Villa.  Long Live La Raza!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:18 | 4922827 Boomberg
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I want a federal job at $100k/yr with pension and health care for life confirming tweets. 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:23 | 4922856 NotApplicable
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Better have picked your daddy correctly, else you'll have to be somebody's bitch to get one of those "jobs."

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:18 | 4922826 Uncle Remus
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"The End Of The World As We Know It" starring Karma.

Yessir - exciting.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:21 | 4922840 IridiumRebel
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Just as the whole world seems to be a fake Ponzi, it will be a fake tweet like this or something else that moves quickly and results in an overreaction. Twitter will send things to the shitter. Jimmy Carter was almost pushed into nuclear launch from a faulty light at NORAD.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:22 | 4922849 Surging Chaos
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#AskIDF anyone?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:32 | 4922892 magpie
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Don't mention the shtetl's deterrent

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:32 | 4922895 The Phallic Crusader
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eh, you know, if one of Hamas' rockets did hit Dimona or one of their other sites...

probably bounce off - those things are useless, which makes the inenviable reply-killing of like 10 people especially senseless.

Alas, Jewish and Christian Zioturds keep us married to that clusterfuck... absolutely senseless.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:50 | 4922953 QQQBall
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SEA emblem is totally badass though

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:01 | 4922972 WTFUD
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Off topic but still contained within the general parameters of the cesspool. . . John Kerry abruptly pulls up to the side of the road and jumps into a ditch to take a leak ( piss ) 100 metres from a knackers yard. Almost instantaneously a farmer vaults over a fence and blasts him in the head with a shotgun. On being quizzed by ' our friends ' in blue they ask him why he did it. His response was that he appeared very distressed and he felt obliged to put him out of his misery. Do you know who and what he was they injected volunteering this information. Fuck off the farmer responded I know Obama is a sick twisted cunt but why would he employ a horse as secretary of state.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:55 | 4922976 JohninMK
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Does anyone actually believe anything on Twitter?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:14 | 4923025 James Dandy
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Israel will be known as a terrible mistake when it's all over.  They be the most racis' assholes on the planet, but thank the Lord they have dual citizenship so they can nag us into the next century.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:16 | 4923034 dot_bust
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It would truly be moronic if a war were started over an incomplete sentence. Twitter's character limit eviscerates the English language. It's an idiot's delight.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:18 | 4923040 FieldingMellish
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Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:11 | 4923170 Bazza McKenzie
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OK, I'll bite.  How does an HFT algo go out for beers and burgers?

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