Israel Puts Global Facilities On High Alert Following Warning Of Rising Iran Strike Threat

Tyler Durden's picture

While the world rejoices in the aftermath of the enjoyable diversion in which a fake market surges on fake, politically-motivated data, which incidentally refutes the warning voiced last week by the Fed Chairman who has a far better grasp of the economy than the BLS, warned last week, the confluence of real events continues to indicate that something is brewing in the middle east. Only this time it is not the US adding another aircraft carrier to the three already situated by the Straits of Hormuz. This time the smoke and fire come from Israel. ABC reports that "Israeli facilities in North America -- and around the world -- are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase. "We predict that the threat on our sites around the world will increase … on both our guarded sites and 'soft' sites," stated a letter circulated by the head of security for the Consul General for the Mid-Atlantic States. Guarded sites refers to government facilities like embassies and consulates, while 'soft sites' means Jewish synagogues, and schools, as well as community centers like the one hit by a terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994 that killed 85 people." Hopefully the head of security's prediction track record is better than that of the CBO, and that the very act of prediction does not in effect "make it so." At least courtesy of this latest escalation by Israel we get a clue of what to focus on, if not so much who the actual aggressors will be. In the meantime, Iran, which has been dealing with hyperinflation for weeks now, and likely has bigger problems to worry about than focusing on "soft sites" will naturally sense this escalation as the provocation it may well be meant to be, respond in kind, which will lead to further responses of definite attacks imminent by Iran's adversaries, and so on, and so forth, until finally the dam wall finally cracks.

Regarding who may be attacked, ABC had this to say:

The head of Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, told an audience at a closed forum in Tel Aviv recently that Iran is trying to hit Israeli targets because of what it believes are Israeli attacks on it nuclear scientists. Yoram Cohen said that Iran's Revolutionary Guard, the same militant wing of the government linked to the recent alleged plot against the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., is working tirelessly to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad in order to deter Israel.

And just how is attacking Jewish targets abroad detering Israel? Oh wait, the assumption is that Iran is completely irrational and willing to provoke anyone for the sake of converting itself into one big lake of glass. Or so the public should believe. Got it.

Naturally, the 'response' is already in play.

Local and regional law enforcement and intelligence officials in U.S. and Canadian cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Toronto have been monitoring the situation closely for several weeks, and have stepped up patrols at Israeli government locations and Jewish cultural and religious institutions. They have issued awareness bulletins reminding officers to stay vigilant.


Federal officials in those cities told ABC News that they have also increased their efforts to watch for any threat stream pointing to an imminent attack on either Israeli facilities, Jewish cultural or religious institutions or other "soft targets."


"When there is posturing like this, we always pay extra attention to any threat streams," one federal official said.


"The thwarted assassination plot of a Saudi official in Washington, D.C., a couple of months ago was an important data point," added the official, "in that it showed at least parts of the Iranian establishment were aware of the intended event and were not concerned about inevitable collateral damage to U.S. citizens had they carried out an assassination plot on American soil."


"That was an eye opener, showing that they did not care about any collateral damage," the federal official said.


After the disruption of the alleged plot, regional intelligence centers issued bulletins similar to the recent Israeli warning.

Here is what has to be accepted as fact for the narrative to work:

"In the past few weeks, there has been an escalation in threats against Israeli and Jewish targets around the world," one regional document noted. "Open source has reported many demonstrations against Israel are expected to be concentrated on Israeli embassies and consulates. Such demonstrations have occurred internationally as well as domestically. These demonstrations could potentially turn violent at local synagogues, restaurants, the Israeli Embassy and other Israeli sites. … Law enforcement should be vigilant when making periodic checks at all Jewish facilities.

Once that is engrained in the public conscience, the letter's climax become a foregone conclusion:

"In conclusion, we operate according to the information that Iran and Hezbollah are working hard and with great intensity to release a 'quality' attack against Israeli/Jewish sites around the world."

We've seen this play by play many times before and frankly at this point the posturing is getting just silly. What we do want to find out, however, is how will Russia get involved in all of this. Because if recent actions are any precedent, we fully expect Putin to send an aircraft carrier, purely symbolically, in the Arabian Sea himself, just to indicate that any invasion, pardon, liberation, of Iran crude, will first have to go through him. And not to mention China... or India.

Finally, because some have expressed curiosity why the USS Enterprise, the oldest aircraft carrier in the US Navy, will be the 3rd "supporting" carrier in the Straits area, when it is due for decommissioning next year, here is one video with a theory, whether correct or incorrect, on why events may be transpiring the way they are.

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n2dark's picture

Pathetic subversive jews...those bastards control over 95% of the world's mainstream media and now they are just fucking with your heads...anything to justify preemptive wars. This is not about money, oil, gold or anything material anymore, it's about pure insanity.
The radical faction of the asylum is preparing for a coup, so expect more madness to come.

Yen Cross's picture

 Michelle Malkin, the CARP LIPS of CNBS, is suggesting that the triple digit move in the markets today would have been higher?!!! Had not the Persian Gulf issues been on the back burner, we should have seen a parabolic rise into~!!!  That's why ( CRUDE ) Michelle, ya dipshit floated around 97?  CNBS at it's finest!

lolmao500's picture

In a sane society, Malkin would be reduced to a crack whore along with her pal Ann Coulter.

catacl1sm's picture

I'd pay a dollar for a piece of that.

lolmao500's picture

You are into witches and trannies? Good for you.

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

Michelle can put those carp lips around my member any time.  Then she'll sound just like Barney Frank when she talks.  Speaking of Barney,

hey T.D. did you get an invite to Barney's  upcoming wedding!!??  It's true love!!!!!!!

Abitdodgie's picture

Do you know how much it costs to de commision a nuke reactor, plus most of the metal around the reactor is contaminated.

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

A hell of a lot less than the phony "war on terror" I am sure.  I don't think they decommission them any more.  They just continually raise the safe limit for radiation exposure.

optionswriter's picture

This "false flag" video is beyond moronic.  In the first place while the Liberty was indeed attacked the author fails to point out a few things.  Firstly, Israel was at that time (1967) already engaged in what became known as the 6 Day War.  It was not trying to bring in the US or any other western power to fight it's war with Egypt, Jordan or Syria.  To the contrary, the Egyptians had blockaded the Straits of Tiran at that time and had conspired with Syria and Jordan to attack Israel.  Israel took preemptive action. 


Secondly, while the Liberty was a naval vessel it was hardly a warship.  It was an intelligence gathering vessel with no weapons per se.  In that respect it was much like the Pueblo which was attacked the following year by the North Koreans. 


It was also reported at the time that the Israelis, prior to attacking the ship which it believed was Egyptian requested the ship identify itself which it did not do.  When it became clear that this was an American vessel aid was promptly offered.  The stupidy of claiming that the Navy would save money by having the Enterprise sunk versus the scrap metal value of the ship is beyond belief. This video does not deserve posting on this site and should be reserved for lunatic fringe and ant-semetic sites.


alien-IQ's picture

you forgot to add the following at the end of your post:

"this message brought to you by the Likud Party"

Max Hunter's picture

I wonder what his answer is to the dozens of survivors that remember a different story about how they flew the US flag.. and then flew a bigger one.. and could see the pilots inside the jets that were bombing them.. He is full of fucking shit.. and he's a fucking LIAR !!

alien-IQ's picture

His answer would be perfectly predictable: "They are anti-semites" he would say.

It's the go-to response when the facts expose their lies.

Whenever you see the word "anti-semite" used in a argument, know that the argument has been conceded by the user of the term.

If you have not been called an "anti-semite" simply means that you have failed to be sufficiently honest and thorough in your arguments.

If you have been called an '"anti-semite" not bow your head in shame or get mad, instead wear it like a badge of honor. It simply means you spoke the truth.

optionswriter's picture

You don't know what my answer might or might not be.  For that matter you don't even know if I'm a man or a woman.  As far as facts exposing lies, I have yet to see one fact  presented.  Lots of opinions, yes.  But nothing to refute any of the facts as laid out.  Beyond that I feel sorry for anyone who would wear anti semite as a badge of honor. 

Yen Cross's picture

Ok " Carne de la cabeza"  Let's talk!

I Got Worms's picture

optionswriter - I printed your post, so I could use it to wipe my ass with.

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

It's healthier too as I just heard that most toilet paper has bi-sphenol A in it:)

my puppy for prez's picture

Crap!  That gives the term "topical sterilant" a new meaning...

francis_sawyer's picture

Please tell me you used FRN's as the paper in your printer...

I'll reward you with a green arrow...

resurger's picture

What happened to USS Cole?

Israel is running out of False Flags

btw: Your country wasnt liberated in 1948, Palestine was occuppied on that date





optionswriter's picture

You are quite correct.  My country was liberated in 1776.  Now other than name calling can you provide anything factually incorrect with my statements?

john39's picture

The U.S. cannot be considered liberated until the zionist/rothschild central banking cancer is removed and destroyed.

groundedkiwi's picture

I have always wanted to hear from someone who knows the full story.You probably are the main man to ask why to this day the USS Liberty survivors cannot get a congressional hearing. Check out the survivors website for your starting point. 

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

I have to agree that part about sinking the Enterprise to save mothballing costs was pretty stupid! 

Randall Cabot's picture

Hey numbnuts, did you miss the part about all the radioactive waste???

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

No, I did not shit for brains.  Show my statement to your dog and he can interpret it for you.  Glad to hear from another product of our public school system.

Randall Cabot's picture

Then why would you say such a stupid thing, you dumb fucking asshole?

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

Hey, we are the same side.  I am just saying that presenting as a rationale for a posslbe false flag being mothballing a nuke ship to save dollars makes absolutely no sense to me.  Please read the first amendment word for word my friend.  I think we are on the same side, but it does not preclude the fact that I think this thought process makes no sense.  I will continue to express my opinion here despite that fact that you may not agree.  The important thing is that hopefully we are taking the false flag out of their playbook because we are looking for it.

No harm.  No foul.

Randall Cabot's picture

When FDR allowed the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor all the latest ships were moved away so only the old obsolete battleships were there to be desproyed like the video said so if you're going to have a false flag in iran you would rather have an old ship get sunk especially one loaded with nuke material so it becomes Iran's problem and you could blame them too like the video said so it's not primarily about dollars-that's just a side benefit-probably where you drifted off-one greenie for you anyway.

Rossalgondamer's picture

mothballing two under-rented asbestos-laden towers in lower Manhattan is mildly cost effective...

Money 4 Nothing's picture

Insure it to the hilt right before 9/11 with a special first time ever double indemnity clause covered for a "Terrorist attack".

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

Agreed, a side benefit to the New World Order, but the main purpose, as you know, was to usher in the terrorist boogeyman as justification for setting up a police state.

non_anon's picture

nah, nothing to see here, go back to your ordinary life

NoVolumeMeltup's picture

As the lynchpin of perceived societal safety becomes ever more corroded, one must think of the implications for self, God & country. Otherwise dissonance arrives like a sledgehammer once the illusions fade.

Certainly it’s not in human nature to be prepared for these eventualities, but to be candid we are no longer humans. At least not in the sense of the understood historical narrative. We are something markedly different.

If one were to search for a cultural foundation now, they would meet largely with ass-grabbery, ball-punching, chest-puffing, tablescrap-pilfering and assorted antics of the like. But how is it any different now from moons past? Why is the rot so pervasive as to weaken the very ground on which we stand? And who decides what comes next?

There need be no argument or outlay on the contemporary state of affairs, for it is so profound in its lunacy that even sober minds are calling it the “end times”. Displays of imprudence and excess are flaunted like jewels while the scaffoldings of liberty and integrity are denigrated from all sides. And even the very language has turned into Orwellian style to suit Randian sensibilities which is called “progress”.

But evaluate where we are, because you are a brick in this kiln of Moloch’s tribute where your progeny will surely burn unless we join as one and aspire to something greater. We know something is gravely amiss, we know our official representation has become null and void, we know those cages are meant for us, we starve for justice, divine or otherwise.

No longer is the silk thread of fear and suggestion to bind us as if it were chains.

No longer shall whispers and innuendo replace poetry and lore.

No longer shall vile scrip replace legitimate livelihood.

No longer shall rubbish replace art.

No longer shall slander replace philosophy.

No longer shall ducats replace laws.

No longer shall we be pitted against colors and ideology for distraction while they beat, rob and rape.

No longer. Simply no longer.

Folks, we stand on the precipice of change and cataclysm.

And lo, truthfully there is no option except to jump.

The thunder of our feet will echo to the far corners of the universe. We are coming for them. They have sinned and God has sent us as their punishment.

Original work. Copyright waived. Feel free to post, disperse or use.

BadKiTTy's picture

Come on, sing with me.......

"America, 'fuck yeh',
Coming to save
The motherfukin' day yeh'


flyonmywall's picture

Oh come on, this is totally titilatingly bullish. Every neocon friend I have says so. How could it possibly go wrong?

Can we say oil at $200 and mega-profits?



Lord Welligton's picture

"The thwarted assassination plot of a Saudi official in Washington, D.C., a couple of months ago was an important data point," added the official

This would be the story of the Mexican drunk?

Yen Cross's picture

 Someone PLEASE? Put Jimmah Cramer in a used cardboard toilet paper tube, and fire him into the Nearest SPANKY !

lolmao500's picture

What's the next BS they gonna pull... some kind of Iranian false-flag on the superbowl saying ``they hate us for our football``??? I mean, all the superbowl fanatics are braindead and will support a war against Iran.

Alex Kintner's picture

Who could have seen this coming? And what a Serendipitous Coincidence that the US carriers steamed to the Gulf this week.

Warriorchief's picture


The 6/8/67 attack on the USS Liberty (6/8/67), officially considered an accident, worries us. Just as troubling is the consistency with which a relatively minor naval incident gets used as the excuse to begin a major war. Even if you believe that the Israeli forces that they were firing on an Egyptian ship, remind yourself of how many time this has happened.

So it seems likely a naval incident/accident needs to transpire. Does it seem laughable that this seems so predictable?

As a side note 1:09-1:12 with the Enteprise is the subtle highlight of this video.



barliman's picture


Hmmmmmm,  I guess we have a new Tyler.

Whether you wish to be called FFT (False Flag Tyler) or AIT (Anti-Israel Tyler) ...

... have you received a notice of copyright infringement yet?

The video is lifted from the trailer for the movie "Battleship" that is being released this summer by Universal and I don't think they are going to be happy with ZH posting this piece of propaganda.

barliman's picture

The video clip is hosted by Youtube not Zerohedge.

barliman's picture


So post it on your website and see if Universal cares ...

From the people who brought you SOPA, PIPA & ACTA.


Warriorchief's picture

2/15/1898, USS Maine (ACR-1) destroyed in Havana Harbor. Blamed on Spanish but cause unknown/uncertain, 266 US casualties. -->
Spanish-American War --> 50,000 dead.

8/2/1964     USS Maddox fired on in Gulf of Tonkin. Official
investigations vary concerning whether the North Vietnamese attacked
first. No US casualties, 4 NV casualties. --> Vietnam War -->
2,000,000 dead

??? 5/19/2012      US ship hits mine in Strait of Hormuz. US Navy claims
Iranian torpedo boats are displaying hostile intentions, fires on one
of them. -->  ??  -->  ??

??? 5/20/2012  People look up USSMaine, USS Maddox, etc... and realize this has happened similarly multiple times within relatively recent memory.