Israel Cries Wolf (again)

“You almost won’t find a point in time where something isn’t happening somewhere in the world,” he said. “I am escalating all those special operations.”
Israel’s Chief-Of-Staff, Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz

Israel wasted no time at all in blaming Iran for the tragic Burgas bus attack which killed 5 Israelis and injured dozens more. Netanyahu: “”This is a global Iranian terror onslaught and Israel will react firmly to it…”all signs point to Iran”.  However, Bibi doesn’t offer any evidence whatsover; he wants us to take him on his word.  Only a fool would take Netanyahu and his warmongering sidekicks on their word.

To demonstrate this I revert back to Eilat bus attacks of 2011, a largely similar scenario – Israeli tourists are targetted by terrorists and Israel shows disdain for the victims  by seemingly apportioning blame based not on evidence but on convenience and how it best suits their regional and/or global agendas.

The  Israeli Version Of Events.

August 18th (noon): A series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks targetting Israeli civilians occur in Eilat, close to the Egyptian border –  leaving 8 Israelis dead.

August 18th (hours later): Israel immediately blames the Palestinians on the terrorist attacks and bombards gaza with airstrikes in retalliation for the attacks. The casualties include a number of members of the PRC leadership.  

August 18th (evening): A number of Gazan militant groups – including the PRC but excluding Hamas – fire rockets into Israeli territory.

August 19th -22nd: This violent  back-and-forth pattern of Israeli airtrikes-Gazan rockets-Israeli airtrikes-Gazan rockets continues for a five  consecutive days.

August 23rd: Hamas and Israel agree to a ceasefire.

The message at this time is the absolute neccessity of the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile system.

August 23rd:              Rafael to double Iron Dome production.

The Iron Dome batteries at Ashkelon and Beersheva have intercepted over 90% of rockets that would have hit populated areas.

Sources inform ”Globes” that Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. will invest tens of millions of shekels in the coming months to open a second production line for the Iron Dome’s Tamir missiles, which intercept the Kassam and Grad rockets fired at Israel from Gaza.

The Ministry of Defense is in talks to speed up production and procure the Tamir missiles, partly in view of the latest round of confrontation in Gaza, which involved the firing of scores of rockets against Israeli cities from Ashdod to Beersheva.

The Israel Air Force’s two operational Iron Dome batteries are based at Ashkelon and Beersheva. They intercepted over 90% of the rockets that would have hit populated areas, over the past few days, including an estimated 25 Grad rockets.
23 August 11 16:55, Yuval Azoulai

The Non-Israeli Timeline Of Events With Added Context.

July-August 2011: A series of protests engulfs Israel.  The protestors are demanding social reforms.  The protests continually get larger and larger culminating in an estimated 500,000 people marching in Tel Aviv in August.

August 8th: In response to the largest protests in Israel’s history Netanyahu “promises changes” and sets up The Trachtenberg Committee.

Netanyahu says “the Trachtenberg reccomendations will involve major steps” These “major steps to appease the protestors” involve drastic cuts to the defense budget and a relocation of these funds into social projects .  This enraged the hawks in Tel Aviv who claimed “No Budget, No Defense”:

“Israel will not be able to protect itself from missiles fired from Lebanon and Syria. The enemy will grow stronger while the scope of threats is becoming wider with the current changes in the Middle East”

Other Israeli sources went futher; describing it as “life and death”.

Fortunately/unfortunately, depending on your perspective, the Eilat attacks interjected into Israel’s domestic problems and we’ve now reached the point where Israel’s version of events begins – August 18th.

August 18th (noon): A series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks targetting Israeli civilians occur in Eilat, close to the Egyptian border –  leaving 8 Israelis dead.

August 18th (hours later): Israel immediately blames the Palestinians on the terrorist attacks and bombards gaza with airstrikes in retalliation for the attacks. The casualties include a number of members of the PRC leadership.  

August 18th (evening): A number of Gazan militant groups – including the PRC but excluding Hamas – fire rockets into Israeli territory.

August 19th: The PRC deny all involvement in the Eilat attacks.  Meanwhile,previously unknown Egyptian Jihadi group “Ansar-al-Jihad” claim responsibility for the attack,

August 19th -22nd: This violent  back-and-forth pattern of Israeli airtrikes-Gazan rockets-Israeli airtrikes-Gazan rockets continues for a five  consecutive days.

August 23rd: Hamas and Israel agree to a ceasefire.

The message at this time is the absolute neccessity of the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile system.

August 23rd:       “Rafael to double Iron Dome production.”

November 13th: Egypt arrests who it claims to be the mastermind of the attacks  Muhammad Al-Teeh in Egypt.

November 14thFurther members of the same  Egyptian group are detained in Egypt in connection with the attacks.

January 6th 2012: Israel finally accepts that the Eilat attacks originated in Egypt and were carried out by Egyptians.

Sadly, the people of Gaza don’t have an “Iron shield” and many innocents died during the warrantless bombardment of Gaza.

The Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip continued for three consecutive days and resulted in civilian casualties – including the killing of two children aged 2 and 4 -, and the destruction of civilian property. Israel’s reprisal on the Gaza Strip was followed by mortar fire onto Israeli population centers, which killed one Israeli civilian. Moreover, the Israeli occupying forces have arbitrarily detained more than 120 Palestinians in the Southern West Bank and have severely restricted the Palestinian freedom of movement in the area by installing a multitude of flying checkpoints and temporarily reinstalling former permanent checkpoints that had been previously removed.

The most significant consequenceof the whole sorry, violent mess is that the once-frozen Iron Dome programme was reinstated.  The extremist Zionists no longer had to worry where their next drone was coming from.  The decision to suspend the anti-rocket system was reinstated.  “the government reversed its decision to cut NIS 3 billion from the defense budget in order to pay for reforms recommended by the Trajtenberg Committee”.

Incredibly, not only did Netanyahu reverse his decision to cut the defense budget by 3 billion shekels to improve social conditions in Israel he actually went full circle and INCREASED the military budget by 3 billion shekels.   thereby saving the expansion of the Iron Dome project.

And Netanyahu’s justification?

“I have reflected on this question, but in view of what has happened in the region, I have reached the conclusion that cutting the defence budget would be a mistake, even a big mistake,”

And people wonder why Israel’s social reform protestors are setting themselves on fire…

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