Is This One Of The Wars Of The Apocalypse?
(Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog) - When I was first told that Israel was at war, I did not believe it. Even though I had warned my readers over and over again that a major war could erupt in the region at any moment, I literally thought that someone was trying to share some “fake news” with me. But of course it wasn’t fake news at all. Israel’s government has invoked Article 40 Aleph and has formally declared war on Hamas. This is the first time in 50 years that Israel has formally declared war, and the death toll is rising with each passing hour…
The rapidly intensifying war between Israel and Palestinian militants roared through a second day Sunday, with the Israeli Security Cabinet formally declaring war and the death toll closing in on 1,000 — a figure that may include some Americans.
More than 600 Israelis have been killed since Hamas militants began their assault Saturday on almost two dozen Israeli towns and army bases, ZAKA, a volunteer group that handles human remains after terror attacks, told Israeli media. ZAKA said 250 bodies were found at a music festival near the Gaza border.
I did not think that Hamas was on the verge of launching such an attack.
I am constantly digging into countless news sources all over the world, and I had not come across even a hint that such a thing was about to happen.
But now the entire world is in an uproar.
Israel and Hamas are at war, and it appears that the IDF will conduct a full-blown invasion of the Gaza Strip.
If that happens, Hezbollah could become a party to the conflict. They have already fired a bunch of rockets into Israel, and officials are warning that more direct action could be taken if Israel does not stand down.
And the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Iran actually helped Hamas plan their assault on Israel…
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Iranian security officials helped Hamas plan the surprise attack and approved it at a meeting in Beirut last Monday, according to senior members of Hamas and Hezbollah. The Journal reported that officers in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had worked with Hamas since August to devise the sophisticated air, land and sea assault.
If Israel and Iran start lobbing missiles at one another, this war could get really big.
So let us hope that does not happen.
Ominously, the Pentagon has already announced that U.S. forces are being moved into a position to intervene if things get out of hand….
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Sunday that he has ordered American military ships, including an aircraft carrier and additional aircraft, to move closer to the eastern Mediterranean in response to Hamas’ unprecedented, multi-front attack on Israel. Several U.S. citizens were among those killed in the attacks, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed Sunday after Austin’s announcement.
“Today, in response to this Hamas attack on Israel, and following detailed discussions with President Biden, I have directed several steps to strengthen Department of Defense posture in the region to bolster regional deterrence efforts,” Austin said in a news release.
When things between Israel and Hamas have flared up in the past, the fighting has only lasted a few days.
But this is totally different.
In Israel, this attack is being compared to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. Hundreds of civilians were ruthlessly gunned down, and large numbers of hostages were taken…
Horrifying footage showed women being marched into vehicles, bloodied and bruised, often with their hands bound behind their backs. Earlier pictures showed Israeli pensioners taken into the Gaza Strip on golf carts and families forced into trucks.
Some of the hostages, including the completely naked body of one woman, were paraded through the streets like trophies…
The naked body of a woman was paraded through the streets in the back of a pick-up truck on Saturday as Hamas fighters sat on her unmoving form.
A celebrating crowd surrounded the armed men in combat fatigues, who shouted “Allah Akbar” from the open back of the truck.
Some in the crowd, which included youngsters, spat on the woman’s body before the truck sped away on a day of unprecedented massacres of Israeli civilians.
During the initial assault, Hamas terrorists descended upon a music festival where large numbers of people were dancing.
At least 260 innocent civilians were gunned down at that music festival, and we are being told that the terrorists “even shot the legs off hostages to prevent them from escaping”…
The terrorists gunned down as many revelers as possible and on Sunday night horrifying photos emerged of bodies piled up in a tent at the festival.
Authorities believe 260 people were massacred at the event at which between 3-4,000 people have been in attendance.
Many of those kidnapped by Hamas terrorists include women both young and old. The terrorists even shot the legs off hostages to prevent them from escaping.
These terrorists are sick.
There is no place in a civilized society for anything like this.
But you know what?
All over the world, large numbers of people are actually celebrating these attacks.
According to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, one of the hostages that was captured is “an elderly Holocaust survivor in a wheelchair”, and four Americans have been confirmed dead so far…
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that among the 100 people kidnapped from Israel by Hamas terrorists was an elderly Holocaust survivor in a wheelchair.
Four Americans have also reportedly been killed in the massacre that began Saturday morning, according to CNN.
The Israeli people are not going to be satisfied with blowing up a few dozen targets in Gaza.
At this point, the Israeli people want Hamas to be totally destroyed, and only a full-blown invasion will be able to accomplish that.
So is this one of the wars of the apocalypse?
At this stage, we just don’t know.
Let’s wait and see what happens next.
If Hezbollah, Iran and the United States all get involved in the conflict, then it will definitely have the potential to be the sort of Middle East war that I have been warning my readers about for many years.
In the event that a full-blown regional war does erupt, the price of gasoline will go absolutely nuts.
In fact, the price of oil has already jumped by about four percent…
Oil prices jumped 4% as the Israel-Hamas conflict extended into its third day following a surprise attack on Israel by Palestinian militants Hamas.
Global benchmark Brent traded 4.53% higher at $88.41 a barrel Monday, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures rose 4.69% to $88.67 per barrel.
Let me share one more thing before I end this article.
Instead of canceling his plans after the attack against Israel happened, Joe Biden decided to go ahead and host a picnic at the White House that included music from a live band…
“In the late afternoon and early evening, a live band could be heard coming from the area near the Rose Garden,” the pool reporter wrote. “Your pooler asked why a band was playing. From the White House: The President and First Lady are hosting a BBQ for White House Executive Residence Staff and their families.” Conservatives gathered on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to express their disapproval over the event.
“While Hamas holds Americans hostage, Joe Biden is enjoying a picnic with a live band,” Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley tweeted.
“Given recent events, and certainly with the news of many Americans being held hostage in Gaza, I think I would have cancelled the White House BBQ with the live band,” Former Virginia Congressman Scott Taylor wrote.
No matter what happens in our world, Joe Biden always seems to find a way to respond in a way that is completely and utterly inappropriate.
We are literally teetering on the brink of World War III, and we have got the worst leader in the entire history of our country sitting in the Oval Office.
Biden has made disastrous decision after disastrous decision during his tenure, and now he has to figure out what to do about a Middle East war that is going to be very brutal and very bloody.
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