Brent At $126 As Israel Security Cabinet Votes 8 To 6 To Attack Iran

Tyler Durden's picture

Looking at the tranquil sea that is the S&P one may be forgiven to ignore the rapid intraday surge in Brent which was up over $3 in a few hours, approaching $126 once again. But why? After all the FOMC minutes were oh so very slightly hawkish, and not to mention that the Fed's scribe Hilsenrath told everyone at best the Fed would proceed with sterilized QE which would leave risk prices untouched. Maybe it has something to do with this. According to Israel's NRG, in a just completed cabinet vote, for the first time Netanyahu has gotten a majority (8 over 6) supporting an Iran attack. NRG also notes that at this point Israel has decided to not wait until the US elections in November before proceeding with sending crude to the stratosphere. From NRG (google translated): "Israeli political sources believe that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a majority Cabinet support Israeli military action against Iran without American approval....He announced that he would not hesitate to perform the operation without the approval of President Obama mentioned the precedent of the decision to attack the Iraqi reactor, Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and with the comments heard yesterday some cabinet ministers say privately that "It sounds like a speech preparation for attack." Political - Security Cabinet 14 ministers. According to estimates, at this stage tend to support Netanyahu and
Barak's approach eight ministers, and six against it
(including the traditional opponents octet: Moshe Ya'alon, Dan Meridor, Benny Begin and Eli Yishai).
" So... $4.00 gas is just around the corner. As is, probably, $5.00 gas. And $6.00 gas.

And from Richard Silverstein's blog:

Just when you thought it was safe to come out from your air raid shelter after Bibi returned from his U.S. foray to stoke up war fever, Maariv raises the temperature to a boiling point.  Ben Caspit reports (Hebrew) that the cabinet now has, for the first time, a majority (eight votes for, six votes against) favoring the measure.  This means that theoretically Bibi can begin an attack at any time.  Of course, it could mean something different: it could mean the cabinet has approved a strike at any point in future with Bibi determining the timing.  So it doesn’t necessarily mean the F-16s will fly tonight or tomorrow.  But it could:


Cabinet Majority Supports Iran Attack


The prime minister yesterday delivered one of the most combative and explicit speeches in the history of the Iran affair.  Several cabinet ministers said in private conversations that it sounded like a “speech preparing for war.”


Political sources judge that the prime minister has a majority in the cabinet which favors a military strike against Iran, even without American approval.  Yesterday, Netanyahu said he wouldn’t hesitate to attack Iran even without the approval of Pres. Obama…A senior official said Bibi believed it would be best not to wait for the November presidential elections because he didn’t trust the president to deal with the problem after the election.

So it appears that the dies is cast. Our ETA for the earliest possible offensive? Not before CVN-65 Enterprise reaches CVN 70 and CVN 74, sometime over the next 3-5 days. Of course, this is not a prediction of war. Just a logistical notice.

h/t Gregor Peter

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t_kAyk's picture

Happy Friday!!

TruthInSunshine's picture

We love War. It's a spectator sport. It's part of the Circus portion that was entertainment to Romans while their empire was collapsing.

War & SNAP, bitchez.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

I hate how accurate your comment is and don't have the courage to click the link...

bobola's picture

Got bicycle..??

I buy Silver Eagles using my bike....

Gidas19's picture

I guess I have to let my hummer go, and buy one of those cars that catches on fire...

true brain's picture

Got spam. No, not the email variety. the can food variety that will help you survive nuclear winter, at least for a few month, while your body feeds off its own fat.

chumbawamba's picture

322, Skull & Bones, bitches.  NWO elite represent!

Skull & Bones 322

3/22 - New moon in Aries.  The God of War returns.

I am Chumbawamba.

OutLookingIn's picture

Good one! I like it!

Three ways to clear debt;

1/ Pay it off (fat chance!)

2/ Default (ain't gonna happen!)

3/ Go to war

Yup - looks like option #3 Rich get richer and the poor die!

chumbawamba's picture

Perfect cover to light the fuse of the CDS unwind that is going to incinerate the planetary financial system.

Who is going to be paying attention to Greece the day after March 22?

This was all planned long ago.  Now we just wait and watch the pieces fall into place.  This was one of them.

I am Chumbawamba.

AldousHuxley's picture

Why doesn't Israel drop one of their own nukes on Iran's nuclear facility for attempting to make a nuke?


Oh and Israel zionists can build some gas chambers in the name of religion as Nazis has shown it is quite efficient in wiping out a population.


dumb middle eastern bitches being played by US, China, Russia in the game of foreign policy.Don't they know that end of Iran is end of Israel as US will no longer need an "ally" when they conquered all of it?


same shit for native american tribes...





Manthong's picture

I wonder if the rest of CVN-77's battle group is undergoing qualifications in the Atlantic, too?

comrade pravda's picture

Let us remember our love for promoted to Chairman of JCS for his role in the murder of over 3,000 people on 9/11/2001 and for helping to start two wars that have murdered more than 1,000,000 people.

waylon153's picture

Has anyone actually looked at a map of the middle east?  How is Israel going to wage a war against Iran?  There's a huge country called Iraq sitting between Israel and Iran.  How the hell is either side going to get ground troops to the other side?  Let me guess, missles?  Yeah, because that works so well.  The last time I checked when Israel launched the Six Day War they sure didn't telegraph to the world they were coming.  This is all strong arm tactics by the Israelis to gain concessions from Obama before the elections.  Looking at the map, it would comparable to Cancun, Mexico declaring war on Canada.  Not going to happen....

superflyguy's picture

you have to go a days back on ZH and look at the possible attack scenarios, somebody posted a map and consensus was - they'll fly over Syria and unload the bombs.

Crab Cake's picture

Native Americans were mostly wiped out ahead of European colonization, literally 50 + percent just gone. The sailors brought it to the islands and it burned through both continents. To give you an idea the Black Plague killed around 1 in 3. Just a historical tidbit. THEN they divided and conquered them.

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Looks like collecting middle east green glass dinnerware will be the Road Show rage in about 50 years.

Tompooz's picture

They'll call it Ahmadinnerware. Bastards.

Fukushima Sam's picture

Hey, what do you know?  There is also a new executive order out today for "National Defense Resources Preparedness":

Let me take this opportunity to mention that I am pretty sure the US went broke when it went off the gold standard.

Element's picture

So let me get this right ... when a citizen does the same sort of thing to provide for their own, in an emergency like an economic and banking collapse ... they are terrists?


Kinda looks like USSA is mobilising.

The Heart's picture

Good morning Element,

Happy Patty day blessings to you, yours, and everyone else here.

Just for fun video.:


boiltherich's picture

Fuku, this is really devastating, why nobody else has picked up on it I can't say, in normal times I would have thought this would be the lead story on the evening news.  This is as close to a declaration of war as we will get now that the War Powers Act governs our foreign adventures. 


Sec. 601Secretary of Labor.  (a)  The Secretary of Labor, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other agencies, as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, shall:

(2)  upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services;


Not Too Important's picture

The US Army, under direct orders from Lincoln, killed 1,000 anti-draft protesters in NYC at the beginning of the Civil War. We got lucky during the Vietnam draft riots.

How far do you think these lunatics will go this time, since the majority of draft age kids believe 9/11 was an inside job?

Good luck, guys.

Not Too Important's picture

This is a blueprint for Martial Law.

The US push for war is the last gasp of a dying aristocracy willing to go down in flames, for their own perverted sense of glory. Actually, it's more like,"If we can't have it, you can't have it, either". A global version of the Japanese government's push for national suicide by not evacuating and spreading the radioactive debris around, while the wind and rain will complete their plan. All of the ruling Japanese families are dying, so everyone must go. The ultimate hubris.

How about when the entire world realizes all of the world's water is contaminated with logarithmically-increasing amounts of Fukushima radiation? The radioactive rain contaminating all of our food supply? There's no filtering that. The mutation of global DNA is already taking place. Give this 5 years . . .

Over 50% of the world's oxygen comes from phytoplankton, which is highly susceptable to radiation damage. Between direct Fuku ocean dumping and the radioactive rain, our oxygen will only last so long. Can't buy more.

With all their money and power, they can't prevent the destruction of their own DNA within two generations. It's over for them, and we will all suffer their madness.

Time to work on your bucket lists.


kill switch's picture

A Contributor!!!! About time!!!! This will be a shitload of fun!!!

Stanwick's picture

Two former participants in the CIA’s Mars visitation program of the early 1980’s have confirmed that U.S. President Barack H. Obama was enrolled in their Mars training class in 1980 and was among the young Americans from the program who they later encountered on the Martian surface after reaching Mars via “jump room.”

Atomizer's picture

Bring it on Israel, glass & sand will become your new rare Earth mineral resource. I'll have to to start up a new mining company. Thanks for the new business opportunity. Placing orders with CAT on Monday.

AldousHuxley's picture

Better fighting with Israeli soldiers than Americans.


China and Russia will fight using Iranian soldiers.


I'd like to see Jews making more holocaust movies after obviously starting world war III.


But Iranians just sitting on oil wealth like dumb Saudis and not sharing it are no more innocent.

passwordis's picture

 I was with you until the stupidity of your last sentence.

prole's picture

It's the new trolling technicQ.

Say something that your target group will all agree with, even controversial push-the-boundaries whatever, to make you "one of them" lower their guard.... then tag it to some statist BS that will doubtless cloud their minds and make them want to conform and sell their PM, and switch their allegiance to a special other country.

Is it working trolls? Are "we all Evolutionists now?"

BLOTTO's picture

Hey Chum,

If i may also add to that...

March 21-22 - Goddess Ostara  i.e. Easter

Easter is the first Sunday after the first new moon after Ostara.

March 21 is one of the Illuminati's Human Sacrifice Nights

The Heart's picture

Ever notice that horrific events take place on Easter?



JTBfromtheWL's picture

3/22 is also the next date in a 188 day seismic cycle of major earthquakes. Previous quakes include Chile, Christchurch NZ, Fukashima, Fiji. These 4, separated by 188 days are large next is likely to be 9.0+

chumbawamba's picture

It'll be quite a week, won't it?  At least it promises to be, if all this esoteric nonsense is to be believed.

Just a few more days.  We shall see...

I am Chumbawamba.

UnpatrioticHoarder's picture

Wars are typically launched during the new moon. Don't think Aries has much to do with it though.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

How are you getting images showing? At least when I preview my own replies it looks like the HTML img tag and not the actual showing of the image so I doubt it works.

Like so:

the_magician's picture

A fellow lithuanian? Good to see you here!

Michael's picture

Good. Lets get this party started so in the end Israel gets wipped off the map and millions of people get killed.

Have a nice day.

Randall Cabot's picture

Even the jew supremacists starting this shit believe thousands of jews will get killed from the Hezbollah, Syrian and Iranian missiles-then there's the surprise shit they didn't think about. Probably 100,000 jews die by the time the dust settles.

AldousHuxley's picture

when did supremacists give a shit about others?


zionazis only care about their own bank accounts and milking defence contractor deals. They got houses in Alps, Florida, London except in Israel.

Randall Cabot's picture

Hey moron, you really need to do some research on jew supremacism and stop makimg a fool of yourself:



I believe in our moral and intellectual superiority, in our capacity to serve as a model for the redemption of the human race. This belief of mine is based on my knowledge of the Jewish people, not some mystical faith; the glory of the divine presence is within us, in our hearts, and not outside of us.

" (Hertzberg, Arthur. The Zionist State. Jewish Publication Society, 1997, p. 94)


balanced's picture

That's right! All that white phosphorus that Israel drops on Palestinian men, women, and children, that's for the redemption of the human race.

Hacked Economy's picture

Oh, Michael, there you are!  Your avatar pops up every now and then in the comments, teasing us like an online game of whack-a-mole.  It was the oddly familiar sound of your high-pitched anti-Semitic ranting that drew me over here to look for your fungus-green hair.

Now hold still for a minute while I go back to my shed and get the mallet...

true brain's picture

So much hunger during WWII , only to be repeated over and over, and over and over and over and over.......

AldousHuxley's picture

Fat Americans can go hungry for a long time before BMI comes back into the normal range.


In fact that will solve the healthcare cost crisis. Fat fuckers dying off or becoming less fat.'s picture



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