DEFCON 2 – Iran Situation Getting Very Serious

by John Galt
March 29, 2012 18:15 ET

 

Last week in these pages and via my live internet broadcast I warned about a tip that the rumors of an Israeli mobilization were true and that in fact the IDF was preparing and deploying units to forward positions along the Israeli border. The cover for this move is and always has been the “March on Jerusalem” instigated by Marxists and Islamic radicals throughout the world but in fact the reason I was given was that the IDF did NOT want its units caught on base in case of an Iranian retaliatory strike where their armor and infantry would be sitting ducks.

Iranian missile technology has improved in accuracy but only as far as hitting within a large ten to twenty block area as opposed to the pinpoint accuracy the majority of U.S. and Israeli hardware is capable of. Thus the risk of a “lucky” hit or multiple strikes from weapons possibly including WMD’s make moving the military to the border a wise and intelligent strategy for force preservation.

The story from the “mainstream” sources broke last night via Ynet News in Israel:

Army chief cancels IDF-wide Passover vacation

(click on the title to read the story in full)

The standard line was of course issued by the Israeli military leadership as the article states:

Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has ordered all IDF units to cancel their traditional Passover breaks so that they can operate in full capacity over the upcoming holdiay, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.

The implication of the decision is that for the first time in many years, all IDF units will maintain their regular operations and remain on full alert throughout the holiday.

As result of the unexpected decision, thousands of soldiers at various IDF headquarters and bases will have to report for duty as usual in order to allow their units to operate with no interruption.

IDF officials dismissed suggestions that the decision is related to operational circumstances or preparations for military maneuvers. The army said Chief of Staff Gantz made the call after asserting that he does not accept the notion of an army-wide Passover vacation.

 However, IDF soldiers who received the news Tuesday could not be convinced that the timing of the decision was arbitrary.

 

The German Defense Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, has already stated on Tuesday his fears of a pending strike by Israel on Iran. In a totally unrelated story, reports have two Israeli missile corvettes, an unknown number of support ships and possibly submarines; the U.S. carrier battle groups of the USS Carl Vinson, USS Abraham Lincoln, and soon the USS Enterprise (transiting the Suez region now), along with the French aircraft carrier battle group from the Charles de Gaulle all in the region or near the Persian Gulf on station.

If the lack of USAF and USN aircraft activity over my region and numerous other states in the U.S. are valid, which I think they are, then odds are they have relocated to forward bases in the region to defend the nation of Iraq and Sheikdoms of the Arabian Peninsula.

Buckle up and review all preparations as I am calling this a clear and present warning that action is possible. Let’s pray that this is nothing but Israel is done providing warnings in this writer’s opinion.

UPDATES 3.29.12 – 21:10 ET:

IDF announces closure on West Bank for ‘Land Day’

Azerbaijan denies Israel air base report

(click on the titles to read the stories in full)

UPDATES 3.30.12 – 05:20 ET:

Report: Protesters arrive at Lebanon’s Beaufort castle

Large security forces along Israel’s border with Lebanon

Land day: Bethlehem procession begins

Thousands Marching from Sakhnin to Araba

Palestinian youths throw stones, burn tires at Kalandiya

 

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