Palestinian Authority terrorists launched a failed rocket attack on southern Israel Wednesday morning following a retaliatory IAF air strike on the region.
Although the short-range Qassam rocket was aimed at Israel's Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council district -- a fact made clear by the activation of the Color Red air raid siren -- the missile landed in an open area and did not explode. No one was physically injured and no damage was caused.
The Israeli Air Force meanwhile struck two terrorist targets in Gaza late Tuesday night in an operation carried out in cooperation with the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).
The strikes came in retaliation for the daily rocket and mortar attacks emanating from the region, aimed at southern Israeli civilian communities, the latest of which were fired Sunday and Monday, as well as several days last week, including over the Sabbath.
IAF Hits Islamic Jihad In Gaza
A pinpoint IAF airstrike in Gaza on Tuesday evening killed one Islamic Jihad terrorist and injured three others.
Islamic Jihad told CNN the strike hit a small vehicle in northern Gaza.
The operation targeted "a squad affiliated with recent terror activity," the IDF released in a statement. The IDF made no reference to deaths or injuries.
Second IAF Strike In Gaza Targets Terror Cell
For the second time in several hours, the IAF struck late Tuesday evening a Global Jihad terrorist cell that was preparing to carry out a terror attack against Israelis.
The IDF Spokesperson said in a statement that the terrorists were struck down in a joint IDF-Israel Security Agency (ISA) operation. The statement added the terrorists were planning an attack along Israel’s border with Egypt.
One of the terrorists in the group was identified as Rami Daoud Jaber Kafarneh from Jabalia. Kafarneh, a former member of Hamas’ military
"Arab World Must Stop Israel's Judaization of Jerusalem"
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh made an urgent call Tuesday on the international Arab and Muslim community to stop what he called Israel's "Judaization" of Jerusalem and attacks on the Jewish state's Muslim minority.
Speaking to journalists in Cairo after two days of meetings with Egyptian officials on the first leg of his tour of the Middle East, Haniyeh slammed Israel for the "demolition of houses, villages and ethnic cleansing" in Jerusalem, pan-Arab news outlet Elaph reported.
Iran: We'll Stop The Flow Of Gulf Oil If Sanctions Are Imposed
Iran today threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz if the United Nations imposes sanctions on Iranian oil as a response to Iran’s sketchy uranium enrichment program, according to a report from Reuters.
Iran’s warning on Tuesday came three weeks after EU foreign ministers decided to tighten sanctions over the U.N. watchdog report and laid out plans for a possible embargo of oil from the world’s No. 5 crude exporter.
“If they (the West) impose sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Strait of Hormuz,” the official Iranian news agency IRNA quoted Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi as saying.
Abbas Primes West Bank For "Palestinian Resistance" (Third Intifada)
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas kicked off preparations for a fresh outbreak of anti-Israel "resistance" – which concerned US and Israeli security circles believe will develop into "Intifada No. 3" – Tuesday, Dec. 27, by suddenly firing, the West Bank's top security officer Maj. Gen. Diab el-Ali.
DEBKAfile's military sources in Washington and Jerusalem report that in both capitals, the Palestinian leader's action is seen as paving the way for radical changes in West Bank security. This fragile edifice was kept stable for some years thanks to joint US-Israeli-Palestinian efforts to back up peaceful relations between the Palestinians and Israel after the bloody years of the "Al Aqsa Intifada" terror.
Abbas (Abu Mazen) has now decided to upset this equilibrium by orchestrating an Arab Spring-style uprising on the West Bank, the differences being that the Palestinians will not rise up against their own leaders, i.e., himself, but against Israel, and that in no time this event is liable to revert to the "intifada"-style Palestinian terrorist violence of the early 2000s.
Israel Says It Will Have To Invade Gaza Again
Israeli army chief Gen. Benny Gantz on Tuesday said there is no alternative to another major military ground operation in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
"I believe that the state of Israel cannot continue to live under the active threat of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Sooner or later, there will be no escape from conducting a significant operation."
Gantz's remarks came just hours after Israeli aircraft struck two Palestinian terror cells en route to carry out attacks along Gaza's border fence. Gaza-based terror groups responded by firing rockets at communities in southern Israel early Wednesday morning.
Under Obama, An Emerging Global Apparatus For Drone Killing
The Obama administration’s counterterrorism accomplishments are most apparent in what it has been able to dismantle, including CIA prisons and entire tiers of al-Qaeda’s leadership. But what the administration has assembled, hidden from public view, may be equally consequential.
In the space of three years, the administration has built an extensive apparatus for using drones to carry out targeted killings of suspected terrorists and stealth surveillance of other adversaries. The apparatus involves dozens of secret facilities, including two operational hubs on the East Coast, virtual Air Force cockpits in the Southwest and clandestine bases in at least six countries on two continents.
...no president has ever relied so extensively on the secret killing of individuals to advance the nation’s security goals.
The rapid expansion of the drone program has blurred long-standing boundaries between the CIA and the military. Lethal operations are increasingly assembled a la carte, piecing together personnel and equipment in ways that allow the White House to toggle between separate legal authorities that govern the use of lethal force.
Scientists Test Sick Alaska Seals For Radiation
Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Scores of ring seals have washed up on Alaska's Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease marked by bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the nose and eyes and patchy hair loss on the animals' fur coats.
Biologists at first thought the seals were suffering from a virus, but they have so far been unable to identify one, and tests are now underway to find out if radiation is a factor.
China Launches Rival To GPS Satellite System
China started a drive to end its reliance on the U.S. global positioning system in 2000, when it sent an experimental pair of positioning satellites into orbit.
Ran Chengqi, spokesman for the new system, told reporters that Beidou, or "Big Dipper", would cover most parts of the Asia Pacific by next year and then the world by 2020.
China has already launched 10 satellites to support Beidou and would launch another six next year, he said.
State media have said the system will eventually comprise 35 satellites, which will be used for a variety of sectors including fisheries, meteorology and telecommunications.
hhmmm . . .so MSNBC is reporting the mysterious radiation deaths of all those Pacific Seals. This paragraph in particular caught my eye:
Water tests have not picked up any evidence of elevated radiation in U.S. Pacific waters since the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which caused multiple fuel meltdowns at the Fukushima plant and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate the surrounding area.
I thought that seemed a bit at odds with what I've recently read so I checked:
The Telegraph reports:
Scientists from the government's Meteorological Research Institute and the Central Research Institute of the Electric Power Industry announced their findings at a meeting of the Geochemical Society of Japan this week, adding that some of the cesium will also flow into the Indian Ocean and, eventually, reach the Atlantic.
The scientists estimated that some 3,500 terabecquerels of cesium-137 was released into the sea directly from the plant between March 11, when the earthquake and tsunami struck, and the end of May. Another 10,000 terabecquerels of cesium fell into the ocean after escaping from the reactors in the form of steam.
One terabecquerel is a trillion becquerels, the standard measure of radiation, and the Japanese government has set the permissible level of iodine-131 for vegetables and fish at 2,000 becquerels per kilogram (2.2lbs).
Cesium is considered a more serious threat, however, because of its relatively long half-life. Cesium has a half-life of around 30 years, can accumulate in muscles and is a known cause of cancer.
The researchers believe that the cesium has initially dispersed into the Pacific from the coast of Fukushima Prefecture but will be taken to the southwest by the prevailing currents at a depth of around 1,300 feet. Just short of the International Date Line, the shifting currents will take the cesium close to the Philippines before it again turns north on the Japan Current.
So why would MSNBC just outright lie? Well, who owns the nuclear reactors in question? The same company that owns 23 of those reactors here in the United States . . .and the same company that owns, guess who . . .MSNBC/NBC. GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Isn't it funny how the old adage "Follow the money" . . .really IS true???
Here's yet ANOTHER very interesting story, from the Wall Street Journal. They report 14,000 deaths in the United States can be attributed to radiation poisoning from Fukishima. That's PEOPLE deaths. Why isn't this more widely reported? Follow the money . . .
Excellent investigative reporting, Robin!!!
wow.....That is stunning on so many levels
Scott, as a physician, are hearing of more radiation suspected illness/death? Apparently, the CDC is monitoring several sites around the nation. But really, even if it were widely reported, what WOULD we do about it?
There's also several illnesses/deaths of infants in the Midwest. Some report suspicious baby formula while others report Mead, Enfamil's parent company tested and ruled out tainted powdered milk.
Just causes me to wonder if it could possibly be related, in some way to biological weaponry? I ask because in recent months, some water facilities around the country appear to have been tampered with. I think one was in Ohio and another in the Houston area. Could Iran be playing some Psyops game with us? And our government know, but not let information get out because it's not terrorism if we don't "know" about it?
All weird tinfoil hat stuff, I know . . .but there've been some pretty odd things happening lately . . .and Scott's link about the radioactive seals really made me wonder.
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The set up is nearing completion.
Nostrodamus predicted that MABUS,
no doubt Raymond Mabus who is the
Secretary of the US Navy, would
die in the opening salvo of WW 3.
Then after that the AC will rise
I have looked this up on the Internet. Somehow, someway, Mabus
WILL BE in the ME area when this begins.
Elliott Wave Counts are currently
suggesting a FRACTURED or sick
looking market, ready to collapse.
It's all falling into place.
Be patient, it will happen.
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Just came across this seemingly innocuous story:
AP reports bugs are becoming resistant to corn reengineered to be pest resistant. With corn being one of the world's most important grains, one can only wonder if this could eventually lead to famine? And how convenient world elite like George Soros are buying up all that farmland . . .
Stephen, on my way to check out your link . . .but will say at the out set, Nostradamus predictions are intriguing at best . . .but they do NOT supplement or replace Biblical teachings.
The URL doesn't work, Stephen
The link worked for me, I also saw that article earlier. And now the idf is saying they're ready for a large scale incursion of gaza?
Robin - I do believe we are beginning to see some early signs of radiation...What to do? I really wish I knew. Mr C said something about stopping eating and breathing, but he may have been kidding :)
I don't think there is a whole lot we can do. If this is true, we would expect to see more and more comig. I read something today that the "debris field" that is moving towards California could also contain radiation, and that will be interesting as the debris starts to hit the coast.
Robin, try it again.....
and concerning Nostradomus, as FAR
as I know, he believed in Jesus and
was trying to get answers about the end of the world. Please, please consider carefully, do YOU
believe it to be just COINCIDENCE
that Ray Mabus is NOW head of the Navy ??
think about it.....
Stephen while the nostradomas stuff may be fascinating we have plenty to follow and study from the following 100% reliable men: Daniel, John, Jesus, Ezekiel, Zechariah and Paul to name a few. Let's stick to the Bible and the news that conforms to the Word of God.
Sometimes these more modern day prophets give more detailed info than the OT prophets could give. Maybe God used Nostradamus, maybe he didn't. But the only way to test a prophet is if their testaments come true. In time we'll see if old Nostro spoke the truth.
Scott-i really wish i wasnt trying to do this on this old cell phone. cant do links :( but try googling something like philadelphia, pa. infant deaths radiation or some vsriant of that. The huge rise in infant mortality due to japanese radiation. va dept of health ssys, no no, to us consuming rainwater now also. there is a product called "cellfood" that may be helpful. invented by one of the scientist who worked on the msnhattan project after he realized they had all fried themselves while inventing the nuclear bomb. Also guys remember....we can handle scorpions and they wont sting us and no poison csn hurt us. Good time to stand on the word folks! lovin ya. its gonna be a wild ride soon tick tock tic tock! Maranatha!
Robin, fwiw, one of the cyber attacks you mentioned on a municipal water supply was in my state - IL - in Springfield, the capitol city, no less. I didn't know there was another one!
chuckling at Scott's reference above....but its about right.
If we are seeing large increases in radiation from Japan, and it makes sense that we are getting it, then the gov. is in a legitimate quandary.
It will be in the air we breath, the water we drink, and gradually build up and concentrate in our food supply.
But, what's the alternative....we can't stop eating, drinking, or breathing without becoming what the radiation could do to us.....dead.
So, what is the government to do? Warn us to do what? To what purpose...what could we possibly change?
Oh well.....it are what it are.
Ain't ya glad ya know the Lord and are secure in where you're going next? :NodHead
As for the debris field floating this way....well, most of that can be cleaned up....over time. Guess part of the answer is in the type of contamination....what's the half life of the radiation contaminating the "stuff"?
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