13 November 2017

Balanced On A Razor's Edge?

25 Marcheshvan 5778

I find it odd that so many in Israel felt the earthquake that struck the border between Iran and Iraq. It was a big one and it was shallow, but that is hundreds of miles away. Apparently, it was felt over the entire Middle East region, although I did not feel it and I don't know anyone who did feel it. The news said many did.

Maybe this was just a foreshock of an even bigger 'quake to come...
Israel issues Syria warning after concern over Iran-backed forces
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled Monday that Israel would take military action in Syria when it sees fit as it seeks to ensure Iran-backed forces stay away from its territory.
New Trump-Putin deal on Syria grants Iran/Hizballah free movement in Israeli, Jordanian border regions
...Our military sources report that, at this moment, elements of Iranian and Hizballah command posts – although not troops – have set up shop opposite the Israeli Golan at distances of 4km to 15km from the border, with no sign of preparations to pull up stakes and move out.
Islamic Jihad Leader Arrested in the Shomron
...There has been a war of words between Israel and the terrorist group, following Israel’s destruction of the Islamic Jihad’s terror tunnel in Gaza that extended across the border towards Kibbutz Kissufim, which killed a number of Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorists.
Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai of COGAT posted a video in Arabic warning Islamic Jihad’s leaders in Syria, that Israel knows of their plans and intentions, and will respond to them forcefully as well as against Hamas, if any attack is carried out.
Islamic Jihad, on their part, has sent instructions to their followers to commit a major terrorist attack against Israel as soon as possible.
And most telling, from two hours ago...
Israel Raises Alert Level Fearing Islamic Jihad Retaliation for Gaza Tunnel Bombing; Anti-rocket Systems Deployed
...Anti-rocket Iron Dome batteries have been deployed in central Israel.
I think I'm beginning to feel the start of a tremor now.