Headlines from the Middle East – 13 November, 2023

Headlines from the Middle East – 13 November, 2023

I came across this article from the Washington Post, reprinted in the NZ media.

With nothing to back up any of the claims perhaps it should be submitted as the “best work of fiction”

Hamas envisioned deeper attacks, aiming to provoke an Israeli war

Captured Hamas weapons, including hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenades, are displayed during a news conference for foreign media at a military base in southern Israel on October 20.

The first clues came from the bodies of slain militants: maps, drawings, notes, and the weapons and gear they carried.

In Beeri, a kibbutz town overrun by Hamas on October 7, one dead fighter had a notebook with hand-scrawled Quranic verses and orders that read, simply, “Kill as many people and take as many hostages as possible.” Others were equipped with gas canisters, handcuffs and thermobaric grenades designed to instantly turn houses into infernos.

Each was like a piece from a grisly puzzle, a snippet of fine detail from an operation that called for hundreds of discrete crimes in specific locations.

Five weeks later, the reassembled fragments are beginning to reveal the contours of Hamas’s broader plan, one that analysts say was intended not just to kill and capture Israelis, but to spark a conflagration that would sweep the region and lead to a wider conflict.

Read the article HERE

This was a a pretty good round-up of the headlines with context


This map, shown by Canadian Prepper shows just how much of the world depends on the rest of the world for their food sources

Secret mission of the “Night Stalkers” in Gaza? MH-60 Black Hawk crash with five special forces men off Cyprus – Turks: “It was shot down”

The Turks are talking about a demolition – Were they looking for hostages in Gaza?
Secret mission of the "Night Stalkers" in Gaza? MH-60 Black Hawk crash with five special forces men off Cyprus - Turks: "It was shot down"

An MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying five special forces men from the elite 160th Airborne Special Operations Regiment that undertakes all covert missions was the “aircraft” that eventually crashed in the Eastern Mediterranean according to US media.

Now the questions are multiplying as the Turks report that the American helicopter in the configuration of special operations was shot down, while the USA also turned itself away!

The Turks are talking about demolition

The Turks talk about many unanswered questions and seem sure that it was not an “accident”.

“According to the latest information, the American aircraft that “fell” in the Eastern Mediterranean was an MH-60 helicopter and the 5 people who lost their lives were American Special Forces” the Turks emphasize and note that there are many question marks surrounding the “accident”. Such as:

•If the crew is 2 or 3 people, that leaves 2 special forces members
•What routine training was done in the air with the five members?
• Why did the helicopter need to be refueled?
• The US itself has said that US Special Forces are helping to find hostages in Israel. Did they transport something from Israel and take it to Cyprus? Was the helicopter shot down over Gaza and didn’t make it to land?

As in the first announcement by EUCOM which stated that “there is no indication of hostile activity”, so in the latest announcement it is repeated that the flight was purely educational.

Why do Americans feel the need to stress that twice

Read the article HERE

From Hal Turner

Israel “War Cabinet” Wants Netanyahu OUSTED; Revealed: Minister Has Own “Militia”

Israel’s “war cabInitially, they did not release the details of the aircraft or how many people were on board or how it crashed, only to reveal a little while ago that it was… a helicopter!w calling for his dismissal.

Then, in a shock that many will not even imagine possible, the world found out this weekend that Ben Gvir is one of the few government ministers who are allegedly allowed to have their own militas separate from the IDF and Mossad.

As such, the world now finds out that a RUMORED highly unstable individual with hundreds of armed men as his followers, is thrown in the mix . . . .   certainly not the best look for the Israeli power structure.

Yet, this dramatic exposure – that Israel “allows” certain Ministers to have their own militia — also gives gigantic credence to claims the Israeli military and police were told to “stand down” for about 7 hours on October 7.  One wonders now if that was because the people who would be doing the ATTACK of October 7, weren’t “Hamas” but were, instead, a certain Minister’s own militia?

Is it possible this entire “attack” was either;

1) Staged by the Israeli government to provide a reason for the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians to grab the oil and gas off the Gaza coastline, or

2) Made worse by intentional Israeli participation in the attacks, to move ahead the long-stagnant plans for a Ben Gurion Canal?

Imagine a Minister with his own “militia” who gets to operate outside the normal government.   The possibilities are endless.

This revelation, that Minister Ben-Gvir has his own militia outside of the normal Israeli structures, adds a wildcard dynamic to this gravest of situations.

Could the entire Middle East — and maybe the entire world – be heading into a war because some Rogue militia, working for a government Minister, did something that is now being called a “terror attack on Israel?”

No one really knows.

Israel Drops Leaflets on Southern Lebanon Telling Citizens “Move north”

UPDATED 3:45 PM EST -- Israel Drops Leaflets on Southern Lebanon Telling Citizens "Move north"

Picture supposedly showing the flyers dropped by the Israeli army on towns in southern Lebanon urging them to leave their homes and move more north.

I couldn’t 100% confirm the authenticity of this picture (actively trying to), however the writing and design seem real.

The leaflets are asking residents to evacuate north. The leaflet says Hezbollah is operating within residential areas, and a home used by Hezbollah will be destroyed.

Israel Warns Lebanon Against Further Attacks

Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has warned the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group that it can and will attack if Beirut continues to attack Israel’s northern border. “What we are going in Gaza, we can also do in Beirut,” Gallant warned.

Hezbollah is making a “grave mistake” by continuing to carry out attacks close to Israel’s northern border. Israel added to the warning that it would be the Lebanese citizens who would pay the price in an escalation of conflict, much like the Gaza citizens are right now. “Hezbollah is dragging Lebanon into a war that may happen, and it is making mistakes,” Gallant said. “If it makes mistakes of this kind, the ones who will pay the price are first of all the citizens of Lebanon. What we are doing in Gaza we know how to do in Beirut,” the minister warned, according to a report by RT. 

Addressing the Hezbollah threat, Gallant said that the “noses of [our] planes are pointing north,” adding that the Israeli Air Force is using just one-tenth of its assets in Gaza.

If Iran gets involved any further, the United States is also going to join the fray really taking this war up a few notches.

When Will The Biden Administration And The MSM Admit That The U.S. Is Already At War With Iran?

Speaking while on a visit to troops at the IDF’s 91st Division’s base in northern Israel on Saturday, Gallant warned the Hezbollah leadership that it is “close to making a grave mistake,” The Times of Israel reported. He added that it would be the people of Beirut who would suffer should skirmishes continue in Israel’s north. -RT

Now That Israel Has Entered Gaza, All Eyes Are On Hezbollah, Iran And Turkey

The increased death toll in Lebanon has prompted Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, to predict earlier this week that a wider escalation of the conflict appeared to be inevitable. While speaking Saturday, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that there had been “an upgrade” in the group’s operations on its front with Israel.

“There has been a quantitative improvement in the number of operations, the size and number of targets, as well as an increase in the type of weapons,” Nasrallah said, according to Reuters, and as reported by RT.

Israel-Palestine war: Stray dogs eat corpses at al-Shifa hospital amid total siege

On the 38th day of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza, medics and patients at Gaza’s largest hospital are crying for help as food, water and fuel run out

Palestinian doctor at the besieged al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City warned on Monday that premature babies are at risk of imminent death after fuel ran out in the facility, with several infants already dying due to lack of power.

“Unfortunately, this situation means that we are waiting for them to die one by one,” Ahmad Mukhallati, the head of the plastic surgery department at the hospital, told Middle East Eye, adding that five premature babies had already died in recent days.

..During the past three days, no one has been able to get in or out of the hospital, with Israeli snipers and tanks firing just metres away from the facility

From Redacted

HIGH ALERT! U.S. Attacks Iran Bases, U.S. Soldiers killed in war prep | Redacted w Clayton Morris

Is The United States preparing for war in the Middle East? A broader regional war. It sure as hell seems that way. Over the past 24 hours the U.S. struck Iraninan bases in the region and Iran vows to fight back. Meanwhile U.S. soldiers were killed during middle east training excercises in Cyprus. Was it an accident? Col. Douglas MacGregor joins us to analyze the very latest moves.

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