Israel Closes Airspace Near Syria Border Ahead Of Netanyahu Speech With "Dramatic News About Iran"; Oil Surges

Update: largely as expected, Haaretz reports that Netanyahu will reveal proof Iran "cheated" on the nuclear deal.


Perhaps Colin Powell should present it to the waiting world?

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Moments ago, Israel's Channel10 reported that Netanyahu is set to make "significant" televised announcement on Iran on Monday evening at 8pm local time (5pm GMT) in what his office said would be "dramatic news about Iran" and "significant development regarding" the Iran nuclear agreement and which will reportedly influence the world.

As Channel 10 adds, Netanyahu previously relayed the Iran info to Trump on Saturday and Pompeo on Sunday, during his visit to Israel.

The speech will come after Israel's security cabinet convened for an impromptu, unscheduled meeting in the wake of the strike on Syria overnight, which as we noted earlier reportedly killed 11 Iranians.

Meanwhile, hinting that Israel may be about to launch another, far more powerful strike on Syria, Ynet reports that Israel has closed its airspace near the Golan Heights and the Israel-Syria border, most likely in anticipation of one or more bombing/missile attacks on Syrian territory.

As Axios' Jonathan Swift correctly points out, "Between the lines: Bibi’s speech should be hugely helpful for Trump. Builds the public case for Trump to blow up the Iran deal on May 12 by reimposing sanctions on Iran’s oil exports and central bank. (Note: the Trump administration has so far done woeful job building case.)"

In other words, Iran will provide the pretext Trump needs to officially end the deal.

Whether or not that leads to war as the French ambassador to Israel suggested yesterday, remains to be seen.

Having slumped earlier following the disappointing German inflation data, WTI has regained all losses on the news that Israel may be about to attack Syria, even following Putin's direct warning to Netanyahu not to continue airstrikes on Syria.

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Klassenfeind Labworks Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:22 Permalink

"That was a funny one. I remember it like it was yesterday. "We're going to stop meddling in the middle east!"

The Trumptards are convinced that "this time, it's different."

A president that (from day one!) was in bed with Bibi Netanyahu? A president that hires a CIA guy (Pompeo) to be foreign minister? A president that promotes the station manager of a Thai black torturing site (Haspel) to be head of the CIA? A president that hires a warmonger (Bolton) on his National Security Council? A president that has endorsed 'waterboarding,' and has said that Snowden is a traitor who should be sentenced? A president that wants to build an Iron Curtain/Berlin Wall at the border with Mexico?

And the Trumptards still can't see this one coming? 🙄

Of course: it's different this time! "Draining the swamp!" "MAGA" bitches! Hahaha! (/sarc)

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Billy the Poet BranderFire Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:10 Permalink

Dear Trumptards: this is yet another wake-up call that you've been conned big time by a charlatan with fake hair and a fake tan!


Trump always said he supported Israel and wanted out of the Iran deal. He continues to do so. So how did he fool anyone?

If you claim that he did fool the Trumptards then you must believe that he doesn't really support Israel and will stay in the Iran deal. Is that correct?

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Billy the Poet LeadPipeDreams Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:10 Permalink

Zionism was supported by the German SS and Gestapo.[3] [4] [5] [6] Hitler himself personally supported Zionism.[7] [8] During the 1930's, in cooperation with the German authorities, Zionist groups organized a network of some 40 camps throughout Germany where prospective settlers were trained for their new lives in Palestine. As late as 1942 Zionists operated at least one of these officially authorized "Kibbutz" training camps[9] over which flew the blue and white banner which would one day be adopted as the national flag of "Israel".[10]

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Hal n back BranderFire Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:16 Permalink

I am noting a bunch of newbies posting on this today.


I guess the real question is which State or culture is willing to make martyrs  of themseves to take out a big swath of the middle east for a long period of time. 

Not going to be Russia, most likely not israel, that leaves Iran that does not give a fuck. Syria which is FUBAR, with basically the rest of the mid east.

I did business in India and the route from India to Germany overflies the mid east hot spots. On the other hand I was not too thrilled flying  over Russia to get to China, preferred the Alaska route, and frankly not overly exceited about flying in Chinese airspace.



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Indo_Expat Hal n back Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:10 Permalink

Oh, so you are one of the "more equal" shitheads that somehow rate more attention and/or credibility than commenters with less time on board. Gee, I somehow missed out on that in the Terms of Service... that you and the other "old timers" oversee the comments section here and are the final arbiters of who gets to comment, how they must comment, and whether their comments merit consideration by virtue of their "club membership" date. What a howl.

Fucking pathetic twats, how useless can you be when they only thing in your worthless lives you can claim is membership longevity on a website - and anonymous at that. HA HA! Get a fucking life, or better yet shut the fuck up.

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CatInTheHat AGuy Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:57 Permalink

According to Moon of Alabama on Twitter, Nutty Yahoo is expected to announce that Iran tried to buy yellow cake from Niger, therefore violated nuke deal.

Bolton and Mossad in the 2000's cooked up documents about Iran nuclear reactor.

Tell me will Nutty also have cartoon illustrations this time? He ought to have Bolton and Pompeo by his side. 

Israel is a cancer that has metastasized. It's time to wipe Israhell from the map. 

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SRV AGuy Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:00 Permalink

LOL... The same people threatening to go to war over Iran nuclear development are selling them the materials in the black market for billion$... Obama's Iran Deal is a licence for the Deep State to fund itself by selling nuclear secrets and materials to them.

Yes, as bad as we think it is we are so far off the mark... it's much, much worse.

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