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Posted on Feb 26, 2007

Israel will shore up its defenses by staging simulated chemical and nuclear attacks around the country in March.  The large-scale rehearsal probably reflects increased security concerns in light of Iran’s nuclear developments and recent clashes with Hezbollah forces.


AFP:

Israel will next month stage its first-ever nationwide drill simulating a nuclear and chemical missile attack on its cities, rescue services said Monday.

The exercise was initiated by the army’s homefront corps in the wake of last summer’s war in Lebanon and Iran’s calls for the destruction of the Jewish state and its controversial nuclear programme.

Israel suspects is Iran is aiming to develop an atomic bomb, but Tehran insists its programme is for civilian energy purposes.

The main scenarios which will be simulated are a massive rocket attack on cities as well as a “conventional and non-conventional missile attack,” Magen David Adom rescue services spokesman Yerucham Mandola told AFP.

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By TAO Walker, March 1, 2007 at 2:32 pm Link to this comment
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Toby (#55707) raises the spectre of an event in Israel sometime this month mirroring the 9/11 “Pearl Harbor-like” take-down of the WTC and the cruise missile hit on the Pentagon.  It appears the internal political climate there is in many ways similar to what it was in the U.S. at that time.  There is a failing and unpopular government, beset by corruption charges, “led” by a feckless stand-in (Olmert/G.W. Bush), and actually run by a fear-mongering clique (Zionists/neoCONS) whose grand design (“Securing the Realm”/PNAC) calls for Israel to “dominate” the middle-east the way the U.S. is supposed to do the whole world.

It is likely Israelis in-the-know already intend to be elsewhere on “the day,” just as there were many people who just didn’t bother to show-up for work at the WTC, or had been warned not to fly commercial, on 9/11.  A similar “phenomenon” has been documented about some FBI and BATF employees when the Murrah building was half-destroyed in OK City.

The piggy-backing of black operations on “training exercises” is a long-time practice covered in-detail by many careful researchers.  It might be good to know whether there are any planned in the U.S. to coincide with the just-announced Israeli ones.  Of course with the real-time live-fire assault ongoing in Iraq and Afghanistan, there’s no need to resort to such ruses in the region….which hardly rules them out, though. 

Here may be yet more evidence that while everywhere others dither about diplomacy, and in Congress “debate” how to rein-in the privateers, those hard-core imperialists themselves are forging “full speed ahead,” just as they said they would, with their MAD scheme to rule the world.  Despite the wishful-thinking evident in an article put up on this site today, the only safe bet is that Dick Cheney really doen’t give a damn what anybody (especially progressive bloggers) thinks of his “credibility.” 

Better get ready for The Project’s next phase, because its perpetrators, at least, know they’re way past (in their gang-banging wet dream) any possibility of pulling-out.  You’d think anyone paying any attention at all would be inclined by now to take these sociopaths at their word….this thing is going all the way to its bitter end.

HokaHey!

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By Big Al, February 27, 2007 at 5:55 pm Link to this comment
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Israel suffers from a guilty conscience; hence the paranoia - sort of like white racists who get alarmed when they realize they have wandered into a black neighborhood: they know what they deserve.

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By Toby, February 27, 2007 at 1:26 pm Link to this comment
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Oh, oh ...

Just a thought.

What happened about five and a half years ago when the Joint Chiefs of Staff and NORAD were conducting a live-fly, hijack Field Training Exercise (FTX) which involved at least one aircraft under US control that was posing as a hijacked airliner?

And what happened when during that “Field Training Exercise” we found ourselves really being attacked, by hijacked airliners?

And what happened when it was decided ARABS from SAUDI ARABIA funded by the government in AFGHANISTAN were responsible for that attack?

We attacked IRAQ, of course, which the administration badly wanted to do anyway.

The attack on us happened during a massive Field Training Exercise, which left everyone so focused on the “exercise” part, they forgot the “training” part. At least in hind-sight, that’s the way it looks.

So if I lived in Israel, which badly wants a war with Iran, but beyond a lot of verbal brouhaha really doesn’t have a good reason to attack them, and the government was planning a nationwide drill simulating a nuclear and chemical missile attack from terrorists, and I believed there might be factions out there who could take advantage of the “simulating” mind-set and I knew there were also factions within the government who would love an excuse to attack Iran ...

I think I’d make sure I was visiting friends in another country next month.

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By stonehinge, February 26, 2007 at 9:47 pm Link to this comment
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Look, we have all seen the translation nonsense by now.  So let’s stop misrepresenting this situation with phrases like “destruction of the Jewish state.”  As you already very well know, the proper phrase is “regime change” which is no different whatsoever from what the zio-cons propose to impose on Iran. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, but this goes beyond issues of basic fairness.  In fact, to continue with this practice of deliberate misrepresentation borders on criminality.

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By yours truly, February 26, 2007 at 8:25 pm Link to this comment
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So that’s where the so-called Jewish state is headed?  Masada all over again.  Only with rockets and missiles to worry about this time, not to mention nuclear bombs.  Think again, please, before venturing down this dead-end straight ahead.  You could take down the whole world.  Wouldn’t it be wiser and much safer to just sit down as equals with the Palestinian people and work things out?
What’s more it’s doable.

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By Quy Tran, February 26, 2007 at 7:07 pm Link to this comment
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No surprise when the globe has been dominated by animals.

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