Blindsided by infiltration. Israel's Pearl Harbor?
Those who live by the PR campaign die by the PR campaign.
War crimes are stupid. They are the military equivalent of an impotent tantrum. Peoples who do them lose.
They lose not because God hates war crimes, but because non-military targets only enrage the opponent without actually impairing the opponent. Thus it has been in Ukraine, and it is also with their brothers in Hamas.
Hezbollah publishes a video with the message:
"And now the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and lifted up the ark, and it rose above the earth." (Genesis chapter 7).
“The rules of war have changed” and the response to Gaza will be so powerful that it will be remembered for the next 50 years. This was stated by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant.
Blindsided by infiltration.
IDF members collaborated with Hamas, sources tell Iran's Tasnim news agency
Iran's Tasnim says they've been told by sources inside Palestine that a part of the IDF cooperated with Hamas during the operation and that's what caught the Israelis by surprise, leading to severe losses.
Just like here in the US...
Jews were celebrating the holiday. That left non-Jews watching the Israeli security...
Low tech secret ops with written word and couriers only? Infiltration?
Kevin McCarthy, the former speaker of the United States House of Representatives:
“We must confront Iran. Hamas is a puppet of Iran. They boast that Iran helped them attack Israel. We must confront this new axis of power. This is an axis of evil consisting of Iran, Russia and China. Three years ago there was no war either in Europe or in Israel, but today there is.”
As the war escalates, the balance of power does not favor Israel conventionally
Israel threatening to bomb Egyptian aid convoys made a lot of sense once upon a time. But like everything else in the West, at some point people are just trading on 50+ year old narratives of relative strengths and weaknesses.
“Hamas is a genocidal terrorist organization. They said it themselves,” IDF asserted —
Musk replied, “Yes, they are crystal clear about this.”
Hamad Al-Regeb, Hamas Official Sheikh (Elder): “Oh Allah, bring annihilation upon the Jews. Paralyze them, destroy their entity. Oh Allah, enable us to get to the necks of the Jews.”
Fathi Hamad, Former Interior Minister of Gaza: “The day of your [Jews’] slaughter, extermination, and annihilation is near.”
Unnamed Hamas Imam speaking at Hamas Friday sermon: “… until not a single Jew or Zionist is left on the face of the Earth.”
“The moment will come when their property will be destroyed and their sons annihilated.”
Another unnamed Hamas Imam speaking at Hamas Friday sermon: “Our doctrine in fighting you [the Jews] is that we will totally exterminate you. We will not leave a single one of you alive.”
Mahmoud Al-Zahar, Hamas co-founder: “(The Quran says), ‘Kill them wherever you may find them.’ We will fight them wherever we can.”
Ahmad Bahr – Deputy Speaker, Hamas parliament: “Oh, Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, destroy the Americans and their supporters. Oh, Allah, count them one by one. Kill them all without leaving a single one.”
Israeli media: By the end of the Gaza war, we will have more casualties than in the Yom Kippur war of 1973, and we are already halfway to that number.
“They must minimize or reduce the civilian casualties to zero.”
“If men decide to fight, let them fight. Leave the women and children alone. This applies to both sides.”
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant: "I ordered a complete siege of the Gaza Strip. There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel, everything is closed. We fight against human animals and act accordingly."
Ukraine is Isis. Hamas is ISIS.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s negotiations with ISIS on providing terrorist groups to fight the Russian occupiers.
According to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Mysri al-Yaum, Ukraine has asked Iraq for prisoners, former ISIS* fighters to participate in the war against Russia.
In April this year, the Egyptian publication reported, Zelensky sent a letter to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani as follows:
I ask you to consider the possibility of transferring to Ukraine some convicts held in Iraqi prisons. They will be offered a foreign soldier’s contract, and after its completion they will be granted freedom and Ukrainian citizenship. As we know, many of the Iraqi prisoners have a lot of experience fighting the Russian army, which could be very useful to us in repelling a Russian invasion. Ukraine would be very much indebted to Iraq if it would supply us with about two or three thousand fighters.
Al-Mysri al-Yawm newspaper refers to a video that appeared on YouTube on September 27, in which a man identifying himself as a former Iraqi Foreign Ministry official named Hassan Fadel reports on Zelensky’s letter quoted above. It was received in Baghdad from Ukrainian diplomats. He notes that Zelensky is not asking for ordinary convicts, but for former ISIS fighters.
Dmitry Medvedev on his Telegram Channel:
💬 "Well, NATO allies, have you played enough?
The weapons supplied to the neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine are actively being used in Israel. Furthermore, just like the weapons left behind by fleeing Americans in Afghanistan, it will be uncontrollably used in all hotspots.
After all, corrupt Ukrainian authorities have been trading everything they got before. They stole gas and oil, food, materials - they stole everything that wasn't nailed down.
It's only going to get worse from here. Expect rockets, tanks, and soon even planes from Kiev on the black market."
The United States may again freeze Iran's $6 billion held in a Qatari bank if Tehran becomes involved in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, White House strategic communications coordinator John Kirby said.
The US has received intelligence that Iranian leaders were surprised by the Hamas attack on Israel, casting doubt on rumors of Iranian involvement. This was reported by the New York Times, citing officials.
According to intelligence reports, key Iranian officials were unaware of the impending attack.
The United States, Israel and key regional allies found no evidence that Iran directly helped plan the attack, according to U.S. officials and another Middle East official.
Across West Bank and in occupied Jerusalem, huge marches taking place in support of the resistance and the steadfast people of Gaza. In Al-Khalil, the people chant:
- "Unity, Unity, national unity!
The entire revolutionary forces!
Hamas, Fatah, and the PFLP!
And Saraya of Jihad!
- We die and it lives!
We die and it lives!
- To Al-Quds, we march!
Martyrs by the millions!"
More Trump Prescience:
Antony Blinken Who Agreed to Give $6 Billion to Iran Now Admits, “Iran Has Unfortunately Always Used and Focused its Funds on Supporting Terrorism”
In June the Palestinian SAMA News Agency openly reported that US weapons left by Joe Biden and Mark Milley when the Biden regime surrendered to the Taliban have now found their way to Gaza.
This was three months before the historic Hamas attack on Israel this weekend.
The weapons that the West supplies to Ukraine appeared at the borders of Israel in the summer.
This was stated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in June this year in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.
According to him, any weapons systems handed over to the Kiev authorities may end up in Iran and be used against Israel. At the same time, Netanyahu stressed that this is not a theoretical possibility at all.
"This has already happened with Western anti-tank weapons, which we now find at our borders," the prime minister noted a few months before the Hamas invasion of his country.
The Wall Street Journal alleges that Iran aided Hamas in preparing an attack on Israel.
According to their sources, officers from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have been collaborating with Hamas since August, and during a meeting in Beirut on October 2nd, they allegedly gave the green light for escalation.
WSJ also claims to have received similar information from an unnamed European official and an advisor to the Syrian government.
However, the United States considers any conclusions regarding Iran's involvement in the current escalation premature.
Israeli Intel caught off guard
Israeli intelligence had no information about the preparation of an attack by the Palestinian Hamas movement, American and Israeli officials told The New York Times. They called it an intelligence failure.
The newspaper notes that Hamas managed to “suppress” Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. It was overloaded with “a barrage of inexpensive but deadly missiles,” writes the NYT, specifying that the missile defense system itself is already ten years old.
After many medias were announcing a suspected penetration from Lebanon and calling settlers to stay in shelters, the IDF has retracted, stating that nothing has been detected.
It looks that the IDF's defence systems have been catching birds as drones. Civilians are still inside their bunkers with even hospitals evacuating inpatients to their basements.
IDF: Following reports regarding an infiltration from Lebanon into Israeli air space, no impacts were identified in Israeli territory. IAF aircraft and IDF soldiers are conducting searches. More details to follow. We ask residents to follow the instructions of the Home Front Command and act accordingly.
Additionally, following the initial report regarding sirens that sounded in the Hof HaCarmel Regional Council in northern Israel, a rocket launch was identified from the Gaza Strip. No interceptors were launched according to protocol.
Israeli media: A hacker group claims to have taken control of the warning system on the home front.
Negotiations to Evacuate:
...In Israel they say that negotiations are underway to allow Americans and Palestinian civilians to leave Gaza for Egypt before the start of the ground operation - CNN citing a source
🇺🇲🇮🇱 The United States has not yet decided to deploy a second aircraft carrier off the coast of Israel, but it is moving in that direction - White House
The United States is actively working with Israel and Egypt on the idea of evacuating the civilian population of the Gaza Strip - White House
Egypt moves to prevent exodus of Palestinians from besieged Gaza
Egypt is moving to avert a mass exodus from the Gaza Strip into its Sinai Peninsula, as Israeli bombardment halted crossings at the main exit point from the Palestinian enclave on Tuesday, Gaza and Egyptian officials said.
Israel's assault on Gaza has caused alarm in Egypt, which has urged Israel to provide safe passage for civilians from the enclave rather than encouraging them to flee southwest towards Sinai.
The Rafah border crossing remained shut on Wednesday morning, after Egyptian military planes conducted flights nearby overnight. The military has also taken up new positions close to the border, running patrols to monitor the area.
"Egypt would not allow the issue to be settled at the expense of others," Sisi said, an apparent reference to the risk that Palestinians could be pushed into Sinai.
🇮🇱🇵🇸 ⚡️Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long harbored plans to annex the Gaza Strip and move Palestinians to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Iraqi TV channel Al Sumariao reports, citing an audio recording of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in which he spoke about a conversation with Netanyahu.
“Netanyahu once said... that there is a map showing the Gaza Strip and the territory near our borders, and began to consult if the population of the Gaza Strip moved to the Sinai Peninsula,” the TV channel quotes Mubarak as saying. It is reported that the ex-president of Egypt refused Netanyahu’s offer. "Forget it. Neither I nor the one who comes after me will be able to give up our territory," Mubarak said.
The American Embassy in Beirut denied its evacuation from the country and the announcement of the need for US citizens to leave Lebanon.
The American propaganda resource “Voice of America” launched a fake about this, and then simply deleted the publication.
What anomalies accompany Hamas' attack on Israel: analysis by @MilitaryChronicles
Anomaly #1 - Israel was unaware of the attack's preparation.
Gaza is a small piece of land, covering 365 square kilometers. It was believed that it was monitored and surveyed by the Israeli army and intelligence agencies extensively, but during the attack, it became apparent that this was not the case. Presumably, Hamas developed a communication and coordination system that excluded electronic contacts, and somehow Palestinians managed to hide everything from Israeli intelligence.
Anomaly #2 - Israel couldn't prevent the attack.
Shortly before the strike on checkpoints and major cities on October 7th, Hamas systematically moved rocket launchers, ground forces, paragliders, and other equipment into position. The preparation and initial moves went unnoticed, and a preemptive strike was not carried out.
Anomaly #3 - The border alarm system didn't work.
The electronic systems on the border, which Israel invested billions of dollars in construction and equipment, turned out to be useless. Numerous cameras and sensors failed to detect and intercept the Palestinian attack, and even combat patrols were inexplicably absent. Palestinian drones easily neutralized automated machine guns and sensor towers, and Hamas assault teams breached the border without facing any opposition. Due to the failed alarm system, hundreds of IDF soldiers were killed in their camps, barracks, and while sleeping.
➡️Anomaly #4 - Hamas' tactics.
Contrary to common belief, the Palestinians didn't bypass IDF fortifications and bases. They aggressively assaulted both checkpoints and bases housing armored vehicles. Interestingly, Hamas chose not to use tanks, possibly due to the attackers' low qualifications or a lack of necessity. The whereabouts of sentries, on-duty guards, and reinforcement units at that time remain unclear.
Anomaly #5 - Combat vehicle readiness.
The destroyed Israeli Merkava Mk.4 tank, destroyed from a drone drop, was hit in one of its most vulnerable areas - the top. Moreover, the active protection system, Trophy, appears to have been disabled. Footage of the tank's destruction and the capture of its crew clearly shows the gun was covered. This suggests the crew had not prepared the vehicle for combat and relied solely on intimidation, which not only constitutes a gross violation of procedure but is also ill-advised during such an attack.
Anomaly #6 - Panic in border towns.
In all populated areas, especially in a region like the Gaza Strip, there should be plans in place for conflict escalation. However, there was no organized alert or evacuation. Local security forces were so undermanned and poorly armed that they were quickly overwhelmed by Palestinians.
Anomaly #7 - The difference in coordination between IDF and Hamas.
Until nearly noon on October 7th, the Israeli government hardly reacted to the hostilities. It was Saturday morning, Shabbat. Only around 2-3 PM did the security forces begin gathering reserves and organizing counter-operations. However, the death of Commander of the Nahal infantry brigade, Yonatan Steinberg, suggests a rushed response by the forces that managed to assemble. It seems that Nahal's involvement in combat against Hamas was initiated by the brigade commander and was not a direct order from the General Staff.
Furthermore, the IDF will likely commence a ground operation within Gaza neighborhoods in the next couple of days. However, actions in open terrain and urban areas differ significantly. An attempt by Israeli ground forces to enter the Palestinian enclave will almost certainly result in a high number of casualties on both sides."
Yom Kippur Perspective
On October 8, 1973, the Yom Kippur War was in its 2nd day, and the theatre was already set ablaze. Israel, caught off guard by initial strikes, launched a series of counterattacks on Egyptian and Syrian positions, revealing the war's pivotal character. This date marks a critical juncture, a tipping point that began to turn the scales. Tactical decisions were made; resources shuffled across the board, setting in motion a sequence of events that would ultimately redefine the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East.
Let's delve into the data. On this day, Israeli forces commenced Operation Tagar against Egyptian troops in Sinai. The maneuver, while not an unqualified success, marked a shift in the narrative. Egypt and Syria, who had enjoyed early advantages, now had to grapple with a counteroffensive. Superpowers in the backdrop took notes; the U.S. commenced Operation Nickel Grass, its strategic airlift to resupply Israel, signalling a deepening involvement that would steer the war’s outcome and reshape global alignments. The Soviets, not to be outdone, increased their military aid to Egypt and Syria. The war had escalated into a full-blown Cold War chess match.
We also observe how tech began to play an unprecedented role. From the Israeli use of cutting-edge avionics to Egypt's state-of-the-art AD systems, the Yom Kippur War heralded the advent of technology as a decisive factor in modern conflicts. Fast forward to 2023, and we find ourselves confronting a new technological phenomenon: drone attacks. The war theatre has evolved, but the essence remains.
Venezuelan Dictator Nicolás Maduro Accuses Israel of Committing Genocide in Gaza – Claims Jesus was ‘Palestinian’ a Name Not Used Until 100 Years Later(VIDEO)
🇺🇸🇮🇱The White House has confirmed that the second American aircraft carrier, the Dwight Eisenhower, is being deployed to the Mediterranean. John Kirby confirms the USS Dwight D Eisenhower carrier strike group will be headed to the Mediterranean but says it will not join the USS Gerald R. Ford strike group as a second strike group, but will be available in the area if needed.
Sky News Arabia: The Israeli Defense Forces: Any Iranian move may lead to an American attack [against Iran]
The Romanian Parliament cancelled Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech during his visit to Bucharest - G4Media portal.
Zelensky Blames Russia Again
“Who is behind Hamas? I think the truth is simple - the one who supports them. Supports publicly and supports with weapons. This doesn't happen in just one day. On social networks you can see who is giving such signals. We think Russia is among those who helped.”
Dmitry Medvedev: Ukraine and ISIS
"Zelensky said that Russia is behind the HAMAS movement.
It is pointless to speak to drug addicts in the language of reason, to encourage them to use their brains. They are gone, they were burnt by the white powder.
Therefore, we must answer this way: ISIS (Islamic State) is a traditional partner of the Ukrainian regime, carrying out its terrorist missions throughout the planet. The Ukrainian authorities recognize the similarity of the positions of Bandera ideology and the ideology of ISIS.
ISIS regularly receives large sponsorships from the Zelensky clique, as well as a variety of weapons that the Ukrainian nationalists have stolen from NATO supplies. ISIS members have secret accounts in Ukrainian banks and secretly buy Ukrainian real estate"
Netanyahu holding press conference:
Netanyahu: They[HAMAS] wanted war, they will get war.
Netanyahu: Hamas is ISIS, and we will eliminate it.
Netanyahu: At this moment we are moving to a massive attack that has never happened before.
Netanyahu:Any place that HAMAS operate from we will turn it into rubble
Netanyahu: We want to secure international support so that we can move with a large margin of freedom
Netanyahu: What we will do to our enemies will resonate for several generations.
Israeli head of COGAT (Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories ):
"You wanted hell, you will get hell."
AFU began using dogs in combat operations Explosives are attached to the animal and sent towards Russian positions. Detonation is carried out using a remote detonator. Soldiers have already encountered dozens of such cases along the entire front sector from Donetsk to Lugansk. Therefore, unfortunately, it is impossible to attribute this to an isolated atrocity of any one Ukrainian unit.
Zelensky is desperate and may go for a nuclear provocation
The Indian newspaper Tribune India warns that Zelensky, because of the cut in aid, may arrange a radiation leak or other provocation, just to attract attention to himself.
And they will try to blame Russia at the same time, according to India.
Ukraine finally admits to attacking the Z Nuclear Power Plant!!
The Main Directorate of Intelligence tried three times to liberate the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant, but without success, — Budanov in an interview with NV.
Hundreds of people took part in the third attempt, including fighters from other countries and the commander of the International Legion.
Over the past three days, more than two thousand military specialists with Israeli citizenship have left or are awaiting departure from Ukraine via Boryspil International airport on specially designated aircrafts from Kiev to Tel Aviv (Israel). We remind you that Boryspil airport has been closed for civilian aircrafts.
In Ukraine, they mostly served as advisers and instructors or as members of the AFU Special Operations Forces. Some of them took an active part in the armed conflict in Ukraine. Earlier, these people posted many videos from Ukraine and, in particular, thanked Ukrainian rabbis for their support.
As of mid-2023, there were about 5,000 ethnic Jews in the ranks of the AFU, most of whom had Israeli citizenship as their sole or second citizenship.
Various sources from the region are reporting this information on social media. Moreover, some of them promise to publish a named list in the near future.
A second war could erupt in Europe between Serbia and Kosovo, CNBC
North Korea too?
Europe Would be Destroyed by More Refugees
President of Poland Duda urged not to be distracted from Ukraine against the background of the situation in Israel
According to him, this is not the first military conflict in the Middle East in recent decades, so he would not exaggerate it.
But the war in Israel is beneficial to Russia, he convinces. This, according to him, distracts the world's attention from Ukraine.
But, above all, he is afraid that this will cause further migration pressure on Europe. And in this case, of course, Poland will have to open its borders to refugees again.
The Russian hacker group Killnet has expressed support for Hamas and made a statement regarding Israel:
💬 "Israeli government, you are responsible for this bloodshed. Back in 2022, you supported the terrorist regime in Ukraine. You betrayed Russia. Today, Killnet officially informs you of this! All government systems of Israel will be subject to our attacks!"
🐻 The main government website (gov.il) seems to be down...
While Vladimir Zelensky desperately sought American aid in the US to "help Ukraine," Elena Zelenskaya went to Fifth Avenue, visiting all the luxurious stores such as Armani, Gucci, and Cartier. According to an employee of one store, during her trip, she spent $1.1 million.
As the former employee now says, the vast sum was spent exclusively on jewelry at Cartier, implying that even more might have been spent elsewhere.
The employee also mentioned that Eva Braun Zelenskaya was aggressively rude to the staff. "I tried to give her a little tour, but she wasn't interested," the consultant recalls. "Who said I needed your opinion?" Zelenskaya reportedly snapped when offered advice.
The next day, the employee was fired, but before leaving, she managed to steal copies of the store receipts.