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Israel Army Cancels Passover Vacation While Korea Begins Fuelling Missile Test Rocket

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In a double-whammy of mounting geopolitical tension, Channel News Asia reports that North Korea has started fueling a rocket in preparation for a launch date set for April 12 or 13. The supposed 'satellite launch' is being considered a missile test by the West and in the meantime snubbing Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama for his 'confrontational mindset'. In retaliation Pyonyang will not be receiving food aid (according to a Pentagon official). Meanwhile, Israel National News highlights that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have taken the unprecedented step of canceling the long-customary leave for Passover and will instead remain on full alert. Careful to point out that this action did not stem from any planned military action (though soldiers dismissed that as obfuscation), IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz said Wednesday he gave the order saying he "does not accept" the notion of an army-wide vacation during Passover. A growing cadre of senior security officials and former IDF chiefs have called for a major Gaza incursion to uproot the terror infrastructure there. Gantz himself has described such an operation as "increasingly inevitable."

 

N. Korea begins fuelling rocket

TOKYO: North Korea has begun fuelling a rocket for a launch that the West considers a missile test, a Japanese newspaper reported Thursday, citing a source "close to the government" in Pyongyang.

 

"The launch is coming closer. The possibility is high that the launch date will be set for April 12 or 13," the source said according to the Tokyo Shimbun in a report from Seoul.

 

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The report came after North Korea insisted Tuesday it would go ahead with what it says is a satellite launch, snubbing a call from US President Barack Obama to drop the plan and accusing him of a "confrontational mindset".

 

The United States has suspended plans to send food aid to North Korea, saying it has broken a promise to halt missile launches and cannot be trusted to give the help to those who need it, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.

 

The West and North Korea's Asian neighbours have urged Pyongyang to give up on the rocket launch, which is seen as the pretext for testing ballistic missile technology.

IDF to Remain on Full Alert Over Passover

The IDF on Tuesday broke with Israeli tradition and ordered all units to cancel the long-customary Passover leaves and remain on full alert over the holiday.

 

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Senior military officials insisted the decision did not stem from any planned military operations set to occur on - or immediately after - the holiday.

 

IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz said Wednesday he gave the order saying he "does not accept" the notion of an army-wide vacation during Passover.

 

Soldiers... did not believe the timing of the decision was arbitrary and dismissed Gantz's explanation as obfuscation.

 

... a spike in hostilities with Gaza's terror gangs, who fired at least 200 rockets into Israel over a period of four days.

 

Israeli airstrikes on rocket launching cells firing from densely populated civilian killed 26 Gazans, of whom at least 21 were terrorists.

 

Critics say that Israel's airstrikes-for-rockets strategic posture vis-a-vis Gaza has only served to perpetuate the now simmering security situation in Israel's south.

 

A growing cadre of senior security officials and former IDF chiefs have called for a major Gaza incursion to uproot the terror infrastructure there.

 

Gantz himself has described such an operation as "increasingly inevitable."

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Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:39 | 2299561 chump666
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April for Iran attack.

 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:52 | 2299665 iDealMeat
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OT:  Notes to self,

Fuck you Ron Paul..

Here's  my math..

FED  = 22  Primary Dealers - 1

  P.D -1 = MF Global

MF Global CEO =  Jon Corzine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Corzine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MF_Global

http://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/pridealers_current.html

Where the fuck are you Ron Paul ???

You're fucking running for  POTUS?? 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 02:01 | 2299718 Michael
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The only fucking thing that's going to be done from here on out is the Ron Paul crew fucking Romney/Rubio and the GOP right up the ass in November by voting for someone else.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 02:23 | 2299745 palmereldritch
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Romney/Rubio?

LOL

Here's the headline....

Former President George H.W. Bush endorses Mitt Romney

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-former-president-george-hw-bu...(L.A.+Times+-+Politics)

If you think Romney looks surprised in the photo...think about how surprised he's going to be in the first few months of a potentially successful Presidency where he is blessed with JEB Bush as his VP....(yeah, dial back everyone to those halcyon Jodie Foster days....)

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 04:26 | 2299868 AldousHuxley
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Bush Sr. looks like he is about to hit the zero hedge point of no return.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 04:46 | 2299880 fredquimby
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I just can't get past Max Headroom when I see this Romney character...

 

 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 06:48 | 2299977 economics9698
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Romney 53 Billary 47.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWL_JHP-Fu0

Obama will be lucky to get re-nominated.

 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:55 | 2299667 Oh regional Indian
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Don't know Chump. It's all getting very very con-fusing now. 

CLearly Obama thiks there is going to be another election, given what he told Medvedev on the open mic session. Even worse, he spoke like he knew he was going to win it. Worse, much worse.

The ides of March are behind us. Purim was satisfied by the whole French "Firefighting", child shooting madness.  Pass over the passover. When? 

No one ever launched a war in the middle east in the summer, madness. Yet, all this middle-east drum beating cannot be for nothing. All this tells me that we have a left-field-shocker coming sometime soonish.

Something that changes the playing field itself as it were. New energy tech? 

...

ori

/machine-strong-human-weak/

 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 01:14 | 2299681 mophead
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The headline should have read:

"NWO Instructs N. Korea To Begin Fueling Rockets In Prep For WWIII"

Then the next headline should read:

"NWO Instructs US To Stand Up to N. Korean Threat"

1984

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 01:27 | 2299696 Oh regional Indian
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Clearly you are a future MinTru star employee Mophead!

ori

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 04:35 | 2299871 AldousHuxley
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China tells North Korea to fire some blank rockets while yelling "we got nukes" to distract US away from Iran.

US tells Israel to cancel vacation.

Russia helping Iran to finish building nukes

 

Permanent members of the UN Security Council consisted of France, the Republic of China, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the USSR, at the UN's founding in 1946. The Security Council's five permanent members have the power to veto any substantive resolutions.

 

 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 08:14 | 2300087 cossack55
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Being stuck in Israel during Purim is no vacation.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 04:50 | 2299882 fredquimby
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E-Cat by Rossi still not been debunked yet....

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 05:41 | 2299910 Jadr
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You must not have been following it....It's 100% fraud, I've been following it for months giving him the benefit of the doubt but it looks like the end of the line was reached.... http://cassandralegacy.blogspot.it/2012/03/sinking-of-e-cat.html is a link I found last time I was checking up on the status.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:40 | 2299565 Xibalba
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"But I have an election coming up"

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:24 | 2300263 lolmao500
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But no president has ever lost an election during a war! Not to mention : ELECTIONS DON'T MATTER.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:43 | 2299569 xtop23
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Matzel Toff Bitchez !

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:46 | 2299573 yogibear
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Something is up. Their on alert. We know an attack on Iran will occur. It's not if, but when.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:45 | 2299574 jonjon831983
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How much is the cost of Israeli airstrike/artillery retaliation compared to shooting off a gazan rocket.

1,000:1?

2,000:1?

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 03:07 | 2299820 UP Forester
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Depends on how quick Mossad gets away after launching the bottle-rockets....

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:47 | 2299577 Tsar Pointless
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So...am I to be bullish?

Yeah - I'm bullish.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:49 | 2299580 jonjon831983
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Speculate IF they do an incursion and there is an attack on Iran, this is to keep militants on their toes in their homefront and keep the fight away from Israeli land.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:50 | 2299585 Boop
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Gantz himself has described such an operation as "increasingly inevitable."

 

Inevitable..  I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:56 | 2299596 xtop23
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Reminds me of when I hear a radio call in from one of our paramedic units at the base hospital.

"Kaiser base this is medic 21 with code 3 traffic and an ETA of 5-7 minutes."

Hello, if it's estimated doesn't that already imply a ballpark figure?

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 07:46 | 2300039 mvsjcl
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Is "is" is?

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 23:55 | 2299594 knukles
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Missiles, missiles everywhere...
Iran's already achieved "peaceful" missile capability launching satellites.
North Korea's aiming to do the same.
(And let me be the first to call bullshit on anybody who's not got the smarts to figure launching a sat is the same shit as throwing a warhead...) 
And why is it  that I clearly recollect the US had it's SF on call and gave Golda the necessary missile and bomb technology right abouts the Yom Kippur war some what, almost 40 years ago?
Ah, that magical, mystical, biblical 40... as in years, days and night....
Just warms the cockles of the emissions.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:00 | 2299597 ekm
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I had a bet for no later than March 20th attack, greek default day.

I will find out who was the person that made me lose $100 (canadian petro-dollars).

Obama? Netanyahu?

I may have lost the bet by only few weeks though.

It hurt me more than the $100 canadian petrodollars I lost when Man U pathetically lost to Barcelona in Champions League Final.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:02 | 2299601 robertocarlos
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Where is this rocket really headed and will it carry a nuke? I thin it's a nothing burger nd there will be no attacks until after November.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:02 | 2300862 flapdoodle
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I hope its not Fukushima!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 13:28 | 2301136 12ToothAssassin
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If Obama has handy lead over Romney in polling numbers then Iran attack will be after November. If polls are close then Iran attack will be before September.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:02 | 2299602 Jim in MN
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Where are the aircraft carriers this evening, General Tyler sir?  All ready set....???

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:29 | 2299638 jonjon831983
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If you trust RT.

 

http://rt.com/news/us-amphibious-group-land-operation-iran-663/

More amphibs moving into the gulf.  INTERESTING....

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 01:40 | 2299706 a growing concern
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Here's the map of the carriers from Stratfor.  Looks like Enterprise is in theater now as well.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:03 | 2299603 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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very bullish, very VERY bullish

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:04 | 2299605 gwar5
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They're faking it. Israel would likely not telegraph an Iranian strike like that. It may be defensive since Hamas is being incited to ramp up now.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:31 | 2299639 jonjon831983
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One could speculate militant ramp up could be Iranian response?  Just a little signal of more to come.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 04:49 | 2299881 BorisTheBlade
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1. Build up fear and tension in the region

2. Act surprised and shocked when 'attacked'

3. ????

4. PROFIT!!!!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 07:38 | 2300029 johnQpublic
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3. steal underwear

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 07:55 | 2300051 mvsjcl
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Bullish steel underwear.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 13:30 | 2301141 12ToothAssassin
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But they dont breath or move well. Must be stainless so they dont rust.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:16 | 2299621 q99x2
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Roasting Arabs on Passover. Time to announce the next globalist to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Since corporations have the same rights as individuals maybe they should award it to Blackwater this time.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:17 | 2299622 bankruptcylawyer
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ill say this as i usually do.

 

the real big deal with israel is gaza.

 

why you ask? why is it not iranian backed hizbollah and iran with nukes?

lebnon can and will be air bombed when the time comes again like in 2006. it is not a big deal. it is a done deal . the lebanese will pay the price for allowing hizbollah to take their country. the price is being bombed to the stoneage. power plants, refineries, highways and major water and electricity infrastrucutre and exposed pipelines will all be destroyed for a cheap price and QUICKLY. it can be done in less than a week. a nation without infrastructure cannot fight a prolonged REAL war.

 

but gaza----is a different story . they cannot fight a REAL war. they will keep using their rocket attacks and eventually worse if they can, but that is not their 'threat' . their threat is mass suicide charges. they will eventually force themselves and the gazans at large to play the role of human shield by instigating a position where they are begging for suicidal destruction and israel cannot do this. they are trying to put up 'walls' and surveillance drones and other things to make sure they are not going to be put into this posisiton by hamas. israel is forced into running an open air jail cell to make sure that the inmates cannot force the superior forces of israel into a position where they have no choice but use all out force because that is going to be political suicide for the nation of israel . if israel winds up killing tens of thousands of gazans from a population of 1.5 million with an average age of 18.5 years of age ( the lowest outside of africa) -----it will be a shit storm. so israel only real option besides running the jail cell and controlling the see-saw of violence in their favor will be to pray for other ways out of this. ways that control population dynamics over the long run without using outright violence.

 i will not speak of these methods. use your imagination.

BUT----the shit will indeed hit the fan when and if egypt stops getting free american money. and that is not going to happen anytime soon. egypt is going to be on the dole for at least another decade or two. it's tooo cheap for statecraft purposes to buy their cooperation. far cheaper than dealing with the alternative. but then the real black swan is whether or not the ruling military clique of egypt will hold together, and if it does, whether they can in fact control the situation on the ground by the sinai border. so far, they have ALOT  of troops there. but it is a huge open desert and hard to control . rest assured they are getting top quality sattelite photo intelligence from the americans and the israelis.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 02:12 | 2299752 JOYFUL
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A remarkable analysis. One can only hope that you are given operational command of the sionist military...which would bring about a speedy cessation of hostilities in the middle east.

The israeli bombing of civilian targets in 2006 was effective only in creating a widespread unity of public opinion where none had existed previously. Revulsion for this act of state terrorism gave Hezbollah an unexpected boost in support from all sectors of Lebanese society, and completely removed any moral pretext for complaint against subsequent rocket attacks on israeli cities.

Though guilty of many tactical errors and failures of execution, the Hezbollah forces fought a credible campaign in 2006, inflicting more casualities per fighter on the enemy than in any of the previous wars of 1956, 67, 73 or 82...but more importantly, delivered a staggering blow to the confidence and sense of superiority of the israeli soldier, trained to believe in the myth of their invincibility, the effects of which have not gone away in the intervening time. 

Meanwhiles, the many lessons available to the chief actors and observing allies have not gone wasted. By combining  guerrilla and conventional army  techniques that will keep their tactically traditional enemies off balance, the latest generation of Hezbollah (and Iranian) fighters have garnered the strategic advantage on any future battlefield, and their finely honed training is constantly being augmented.  Combine all of this with superiority of morale and willingess to suffer losses to achieve goals and you have an opponent which even the sionist military command recognizes as a huge deterrent to aggressive action. For the sionist soldier in the field, the prospect of encountering this enemy is hugely threatening.

That is the sole reason that you are correct about the decision to direct their forces against Gaza....it is the only front on which the sionist command dares to offer engagement - against an unarmed civilian population. And even that is likely to blow up in their faces, this time round. There is no 'black swan' circling round the Egyptian frontier....only carrion birds, those harbingers of death and decay, who can now smell the fear and terror in the once formidable forces of the pariah terror state israel.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:13 | 2300230 Overflow-admin
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method: Genophage release ala Mass Effect.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:23 | 2299628 freeasabee1
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Doom On: Double the fun....

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 01:52 | 2299726 CompassionateFascist
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Zion will use the IranWar to bring down Obama - and substitute the more obedient Romney - destroy Iran, and once-and-for-all solve their Palestinian Problem. The fact that it will also spike oil, crashing the dollar and the US Ponziconomy as well, is of no concern to the Chosen: for they've hijacked U.S. gold, and probably Germany's gold as well.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 06:10 | 2299936 Hot Shakedown
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Ascension - as humanity moves to a more 'aware' state of mind, it will realize that the cost/benefit of supporting a manipulative society known as Israel is no longer in the best interests of global prosperity. The country is finished in my view. It is half a generation from no longer being seen as a priority.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:58 | 2301028 johny2
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the "chosen" few who have hijacked the USA on the Jekyl Island some 100 years ago, have no religion or nation. 

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 00:23 | 2299629 Ocean22
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What' a mess. Holy mackerel. Could the world be any more fucked up. What a joke. If I were a space alien, I would blow the whole mess to bits ...

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