Friday, December 3, 2021

Israeli F-35 Operation to DESTROY Iranian S-400! Israel to Destroy S-400 with F-35i Adir Fighters.

Iran: US, Israel have the same goal, vastly different sense of urgency

For the last 20 years, the leaders of both Israel and the United States have said they would not let Iran obtain nuclear weapons. Ever.

If that is the case, then why – except for a few years when Donald Trump was president – has this issue been such a long-standing source of friction between Jerusalem and Washington, including now, with the renewal of negotiations between the world powers and Iran in Vienna last Monday?
If both countries are saying essentially the same thing – that Iran will never get nuclear weapons – why did the issue poison relations between former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former US president Barack Obama, and why is it now the first real public point of contention between President Joe Biden’s administration and that of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett?

The reason: for Israel, this is an existential issue to a degree that it is not for the United States.
To understand the differences between Washington and Jerusalem is to understand the different ways Israel and the US perceive the Iranian threat, the different traumas they bring to the issue, and the different points – or triggers – at which they feel military action will be needed to prevent Iran from going nuclear. READ MORE

Mossad chief: 'Iran will never have nuclear weapons'

The Mossad will thwart any attempts by Tehran to possess nuclear weapons, the chief of Israel's intelligence agency David Barnea pledged on Thursday night as talks Vienna to revive the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal appeared to falter.  

"Iran will not have nuclear weapons – not in the coming years, not ever. This is my personal commitment: This is the Mossad’s commitment," Barnea said at an award ceremony for 12 Mossad agents. 
“Our eyes are open, we are alert, and together with our colleagues in the defense establishment, we will do whatever it takes to keep that threat away from the State of Israel and to thwart it in every way,” Barnea said.

Earlier on Thursday, the Jewish Chronicle reported that the Mossad was responsible for destroying the centrifuge hall at the Iranian Natanz nuclear facility in April and did so by secretly recruiting a team of Iranian nuclear scientists.
"Iran strives for regional hegemony, operates the same terrorists that we're tackling every day worldwide, and continuously threatens the stability of the Middle East," Barnea explained. READ MORE

War: What Israel talks about when it talks about striking Iran’s nuclear program

Nearly one year ago, IDF chief Aviv Kohavi stood on stage at an Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv and announced that he had ordered the military to begin preparing renewed plans for a strike on Iran’s nuclear program.

“Iran can decide that it wants to advance to a bomb, either covertly or in a provocative way. In light of this basic analysis, I have ordered the IDF to prepare a number of operational plans, in addition to the existing ones. We are studying these plans and we will develop them over the next year,” Kohavi said.

He added: “The government will of course be the one to decide if they should be used. But these plans must be on the table, in existence and trained for.”

Since then, the IDF has done just that, with the air force and Military Intelligence, in particular, preparing themselves for such an operation, stepping up training exercises and focusing tremendous resources on intelligence collection. Billions of additional shekels have been poured into the defense budget specifically to prepare for strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

And over the past year, Israeli officials have regularly repeated calls for what they describe as a “credible military threat” against Iran’s nuclear program, in speeches, press conferences, media interviews and private meetings with allies, arguing that it is necessary in order to gain leverage in the ongoing negotiations with the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program. READ MORE

Sec. of State Blinken not optimistic about Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that he is not optimistic that the negotiations in Vienna would result in a new nuclear agreement.

“I think in the very near future, the next day or so, we’ll be in a position to judge whether Iran actually intends now to engage in good faith,” Blinken told reporters at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Stockholm. “I have to tell you, recent moves, recent rhetoric, don’t give us a lot of cause for optimism.”

He added that Iran still had a chance to turn things around and reach a deal with Western powers. “But even though the hour is getting very late, it is not too late for Iran to reverse course."

Secretary Blinken spoke Thursday morning with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett about the renewed negotiations to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

Blinken informed Bennett of what was taking place in the talks between Iran and the world powers at Vienna.

The Prime Minister noted the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Wednesday statement that Iran is enriching uranium to 20%, using advanced centrifuges in an underground facility at Fordow. This activity was explicitly banned under the 2015 deal.

Bennett emphasized that Iran is using "nuclear blackmail" as a negotiation technique, and that the response to this must be immediate cessation of talks, and harsher steps against Iran.

Report: Mossad recruited Iranian scientists to blow up Natanz nuclear facility

The Mossad recruited a group of Iranian scientists to blow up the Natanz nuclear facility earlier this year, according to a report by the Jewish Chronicle.

A many as 10 scientists were recruited to destroy the A1000 centrifuge hall at Natanz in April, according to the report. The scientists reportedly were unaware they were in contact with the Mossad and thought they were contacted by Iranian dissident groups.

At least some of the explosives used in the attack were dropped off by drone and then picked up by the scientists, Others were smuggled in.

The explosion at the Natanz facility in April reportedly destroyed as much as 90% of the facility's centrifuges. Intelligence officials told the New York Times that the resulting damage would take nine months to repair.

Iran responded to the attack by vowing to install new centrifuges at Natanz and to enrich uranium to 60%, far beyond what is necessary for any civilian use.

It Begins - Merging Vaccine Passports With Implantable Microchips

Things are starting to get really weird.  What I am about to share with you sounds very strange, but it is all true.  Before I get into it, let me ask you a question.  If you could have a vaccine passport permanently embedded into your hand, would you do it?  

Amazingly, some people in Sweden are willingly doing this to themselves.  They are putting microchips that contain their vaccine passport information into their hands, and they are raving about how convenient this is.  

You can actually watch a video of this being done to someone right here.  The video is not in English, but you will be able to understand what is happening.

I was absolutely floored when I first watched that.

Do they not understand where this could lead?

Society is increasingly being divided into two classes of people, and the class of people that is willingly conforming is being granted many "privileges" that the other group is being denied.

Many believe that this is "just a phase" and that things will eventually go back to normal.

But the truth is that this is not "just a phase" at all.

For a long time, health authorities were promising us that if we all did exactly what they asked that the pandemic would come to an end. READ MORE

Unfortunately, now they are openly admitting that COVID is going to be with us permanently...

The White House's chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, says it's unlikely that the Covid-19 coronavirus will ever be wiped out, and insists the world is just going to have to start living with it.

During an interview with CBS's 'Face the Nation' on Sunday, Fauci said he didn't believe Covid-19 was ever going to entirely go away. He noted that the world had only ever eliminated one infection completely: smallpox.

"We're going to have to start living with Covid. I believe that's the case because I don't think we're going to eradicate it," Fauci told CBS.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

BREAKING: Israel Arms Up to STRIKE Iran!

Iran — the gamble, the original sin, and the unthinkable current consequence

Having failed in his high-profile efforts to dissuade the Obama administration from sealing the radically inadequate 2015 deal with Iran, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s subsequent strategy for thwarting the ayatollahs’ nuclear weapons drive relied on a series of calculated judgments or, perhaps more accurately, gambles.

First, Netanyahu encouraged the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the accord, and its imposition of “maximum pressure” sanctions, in the belief or hope that a combination of economic pressure, consequent domestic unrest, and the threat of US-led military action might compel the regime to set aside its bid for the bomb.

Second, he relied on the Trump administration being prepared to take military action, or support and help facilitate Israeli military action, if the point arrived where nothing else could halt Tehran’s military nuclear program — and if, in the curt, graphic summation of the late Mossad chief Meir Dagan, the sword was at our throat.

And self-evidently, by extension, Netanyahu bet on Donald Trump retaining the presidency, rather than losing out to a Democratic rival likely to seek to reinstate the 2015 JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).

Needless to say, the strategy failed. A regime indifferent to the well-being of its citizenry so long as its hold on power was secure resisted the sanctions pressure and, predictably, began openly breaching the already lax parameters of the JCPOA. READ MORE

Iran starts enriching uranium at Fordo plant during nuclear talks, in further breach

Iran has begun the process of enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges at its Fordo plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Wednesday, in what would be a further violation of the multilateral nuclear accord that world powers are rushing to salvage.

The UN’s nuclear watchdog reported that Tehran started the process of enriching uranium at Fordo, 135 kilometers from Tehran, to up to 20 percent purity with a cluster of 166 advanced IR-6 machines.

The announcement from the IAEA came three days after negotiators from Iran and the US reconvened in Vienna for indirect talks aimed at reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action after a five-month recess prompted by the election of hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi.

Iran has been escalating in its violations of the deal — which bars any enrichment at Fordo — since former US president Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and began imposing significant sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Until now, Iran had been enriching uranium at Fordo, but mainly with less-advanced IR-1 machines, the report said, adding that Western negotiators fear that Tehran is seeking to create facts on the ground as talks in Vienna restart. READ MORE

IDF leaders visit US CENTCOM headquarters

The Head of the Operations Directorate, Maj. Gen. Oded Basiuk, and the Head of the Strategic Planning and Cooperation Directorate, Maj. Gen. Tal Kelman visited the U.S. CENTCOM headquarters in Tampa, Florida. U.S. CENTCOM is responsible for Middle East regional operations and serves as one of the United States' regional commands.

The IDF officials held an operational and strategic meeting to discuss the challenges facing both militaries and deepened operational readiness through strategic dialogue.

The meeting was attended by the Director of Operations of the Central Command (J3), Maj. Gen. Grynkewich, and the Director for Strategy of the Central Command (J5), Maj. Gen. Benedict, Deputy Commander of the U.S. CENTCOM, Vice Admiral James Malloy, the IDF Defense Attaché to the U.S., Major General Hidai Zilberman, and Head of the International Cooperation Division, BG Effie Defrin.

This week, the IDF officials will attend various meetings with U.S. senior officials as part of the ongoing strategic cooperation.

Defense Minister to fly to US for last-minute talks on 'security issues'

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) is expected to fly to the United States next week for an official visit.

During his visit, Gantz will meet US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, conducting a series of meetings centered on security issues.

He will remain in the US overnight on Wednesday.

Further details will be released in the coming days, Gantz's office said.

Last week, Gantz traveled to Morocco, meeting with top officials to discuss matters of regional security, as well as bilateral cooperation.

PM Bennett: Iran is using 'nuclear blackmail' in Vienna negotiations

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday spoke with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the renewed negotiations to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

Blinken informed Bennett of what was taking place in the talks between Iran and the world powers at Vienna.

The Prime Minister noted the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Wednesday statement that Iran is enriching uranium to 20%, using advanced centrifuges in an underground facility at Fordow. This activity was explicitly banned under the 2015 deal.

Bennett emphasized that Iran is using "nuclear blackmail" as a negotiation technique, and that the response to this must be immediate cessation of talks, and harsher steps against Iran.

The meeting also touched on the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, the renewal of Iron Dome supplies, and the construction in Atarot, near Jerusalem.

Source reveals: Controversy in Bennett-Blinken conversation

A briefing by a diplomatic source commented on Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

According to the source, "It was a long, complicated discussion, 90% of which focused on Iran."

The source added that Bennett spoke about Iran's ongoing violations of the 2015 deal, and its nuclear provocations within the negotiations. According to him, the solution is not to allow blackmail, and instead to force the Iranians to immediately pay a price for their blackmail attempts.

Bennett also expressed his opposition to removing sanctions on Iran, especially as part of a partial deal which would practically speaking funnel massive amounts of money to the Iranian regime, the source said.

The source noted that on the issue of construction in Atarot, near Jerusalem, Bennett said the decision had been made by Jerusalem's District Committee, and that it had not yet reached the diplomatic echelon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

New Russian Message to Israel in Syria: Iran Influence Long Gone?

Israel Army Preparing For ALL SCENARIOS TO STRIKE Iran

Tehran is not looking for a new nuclear accord. Its enrichment is on fast forward

Three days into the Vienna negotiations with world powers, Iran is plainly not after a new or revamped nuclear accord, DEBKAfile’s Iranian sources confirm – notwithstanding the large delegation in attendance. Tehran has made its intentions plain by three actions:

  1. Abandoning the ambiguity surrounding its nuclear program and frankly admitting for the first time that Tehran is intent on building a nuclear bomb.
  2. Iran’s 2022-2023 state budget provides for another two years of international sanctions, thereby taking aboard the economic consequences of weaponizing its nuclear program. Tehran is therefore not holding its breath for the prospect of sanctions relief.
  3. Extra-fast centrifuges are being pressed into service for the rapid accumulation of sufficient 60pc pure enriched uranium to fuel a number of nuclear warheads.

Tehran’s final admission of its true intent, after years of claiming that Islam only allows nuclear power for peaceful purposes, came from the highly authoritative Fereydun Abbasi-Davani, Chairman of Iran’s Atomic Agency. In a comment on the new round of nuclear talks launched in Vienna on Monday, he revealed that the late Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the father of the national nuclear program, who was assassinated last year, “had created a nuclear weapons ‘system’ for offensive purposes.”  That was the cause of his death at Israel’s hands, the official added.

Sources close to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards enlarged on this statement, by saying: “Enemy sabotage, assassinations should be stopped by Iran cross[ing] several scientific lines as soon as possible, to show our capability and defend our people.” The “scientific lines” to be crossed refer to the nuclear threshold.

While most of the local media agree that the Vienna talks are likely to go nowhere, most have failed to cite these groundbreaking admissions by Iranian officials. They have instead highlighted the optimism voiced by the world powers facing Iran (Germany, UK, France, Russia, China – at the table and the US in a separate room) in the light of Iran’s willingness to start the talks from the point broken off in June.

This mood ignored the telling statement coming on Tuesday, Nov. 30 from another high-ranking Iranian official. Masud Mirkazemi, head of Iran’s national planning center. During his presentation of Iran’s new state budget to foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the planning expert explained that “given the reputation of Western countries, we’re not gong to keep the country waiting for another eight years of negotiations.” In other words, Tehran is pressing on with its plans regardless of the nuclear negotiations, on the assumption that they will drag on inconclusively for the foreseeable future.

There is every indication that Iran has embarked single mindedly on a crash program to improve and speed up uranium enrichment at the Natanz and Fordow plants. Due to this all-out effort, inspectors of the nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Agency, are denied access to the Karaj site, where the extra-fast centrifuges are manufactured.

Iran backtracks on previous months of nuclear talks

Everything previously discussed in talks for Iran and the US to return to the 2015 nuclear deal is still negotiable, Iran’s top negotiator Ali Bagheri said on Tuesday, as the revived talks went into their second day.

The remarks contradict EU negotiator Enrique Mora’s report at the close of negotiations on Monday, that they were building upon agreements reached in the first six rounds of talks in April-June of this year.
"Drafts are subject to negotiation,” Bagheri told Iranian state media. “Therefore, nothing is agreed on unless everything has been agreed on. On that basis, all discussions that took place in the six rounds are summarized and are subject to negotiations. This was admitted by all parties in today's meeting as well."

Iranian officials continued to maintain that the talks are about lifting US sanctions, as opposed to their country’s nuclear program, even though the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the 2015 deal was called, limited uranium enrichment in addition to gradually lifting sanctions.
Russia's Ambassador to International Institutions in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said that the US reaffirmed that it was willing to lift all post-JCPOA sanctions if Iran returns to full compliance with the agreement. READ MORE

He led IDF intel gathering on Iran, was ignored and fears Israel is now paying price

WASHINGTON — Several months after the 2013 election of former Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, Aviv Kohavi submitted a position paper to then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he pointed to a significant, strategic shift underway in the Islamic Republic.

Kohavi, who currently serves as IDF chief of staff, was the head of the Military Intelligence unit at the time, and he relayed his assessment that Iran was becoming more moderate and willing to negotiate an agreement with world powers that would enshrine restrictions on its nuclear program.

Days after receiving the report, Netanyahu went to New York for his annual speech before the UN General Assembly.

There, he appeared to dismiss Kohavi’s stance, declaring that “when it comes to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: [Rouhani’s hardline predecessor Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf’s clothing and Rouhani is a wolf in sheep’s clothing – a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.”

Danny Citrinowicz was part of the team that supplied Kohavi with the intelligence that led him to stake a position on Iran that went against the grain of longstanding policy in Jerusalem.

As head of the Iran branch in the Military Intelligence’s Research and Analysis Division, Citrinowicz was charged with analyzing the strategic intents of the regime in Tehran. This was from 2013 to 2016 during the leadup and the immediate aftermath of the signing of the multilateral nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. READ MORE

Health minister planning shake-up of ‘ridiculously outdated’ abortion rules

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz intends to spearhead major reforms to the country’s abortion policies with the aim of making it easier for women to end a pregnancy, he told the Ynet news site on Wednesday.

Under current laws, the right to an abortion is only granted by three-member pregnancy termination committees held in the country’s hospitals.

Horowitz plans to end a decades-old policy according to which the committees are told to attempt to persuade applicants not to have an abortion.

Lawmakers from his party will also introduce new legislation that will do away with the need to get committee permission for abortions within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

In the coming months, the Health Ministry is expected to also introduce a series of measures making access to abortion via the committees easier by removing some of the existing barriers, including invasive questioning of the motives for termination, according to the Ynet report. READ MORE