**** BULLETIN **** UPDATED 8:13 PM EDT -- SEE BOTTOM
Since about 1:00 PM eastern US Time Sunday, Israeli mass-media has been lit up with claims from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) that they have detected final preparations for Iran to launch a massive missile barrage against military targets in northern Israel. This claimed activity and pending attack would ALLEGEDLY be retaliation for last week's Israeli strikes.
Are these just rumors? Is it Israeli propaganda to justify additional Israeli attacks? Is it actual Intelligence? No one can say for sure. Here's what we know so far:
We begin with the relevant political happenings today: Reports of a decisive Hezbollah victory in the Lebanese elections Sunday.
Hezbollah is Iran-backed, meaning Lebanon is firmly under the Iranian sphere of influence. Lebanon borders Israel.
Here is a chronological report of today's sudden and strange news:
About 1:00 PM eastern US time--
"IRAN ARMING HEZBOLLAH WITH MISSILES TO SOON BE LAUNCHED INTO ISRAEL AS RETALIAITON - SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICIAL"
About 1:15 PM EDT --
Report: Iran planning to launch a barrage of missiles against Israel
About 1:30 PM EDT --
ISRAEL PREPARES FOR A MISSILE BARRAGE BY IRAN FROM SYRIA IN RESPONSE TO THE LATEST ATTACKS ON ITS TARGETS: MEDIA
Report: Iran planning to launch a barrage of missiles against Israel: Military analyst Roni Daniel said the intelligence suggested Iran would use Shiite militias already deployed in . . . . . Syria
About 1:45 PM EDT --
BREAKING: ISRAEL AND THE IDF PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE MISSILE ATTACK BY IRAN FROM SYRIA (The source is from all news channels in Israel!)
Israeli officials: “Unusual” movement detected by Hezbollah forces in Lebanon & Syria, assessed as preparations for launching missIle barrage(s) at specific targets in Israel.
An attack on Israel from Syria, orchestrated by Iran, is expected to be carried out soon using heavy Iranian missiles, according to multiple senior IDF officials. Preparations for attack began weeks ago, but was delayed due to Israeli airstrike on stockpile to be used in attack.
Israel’i media: IDF assesses that Iran will launch a limited rocket barrage towards military targets in Israel soon.
Important : Iranian forces in Syria were given orders not to act directly and not to fire on civilian targets in order to prevent an escalation.
Israeli Intelligence Services now expect an imminent barrage of targeted Iranian ballistic missiles at the countries northern military bases fired from Syria, preparations for an attack reportedly almost complete- Israeli Media
Around 2:00 PM EDT --
"According to Israel’i media : Iran almost finished preparations for the retaliation, will use a limited amount of highly accurate missiles against military targets. "
EDITOR'S NOTE: From 2:00 PM thru 7:05 PM EDT, these "reports" continued. No strike or missile attack has yet taken place. Many, many people are wondering if this is real intel or just propaganda (or paranoid-driven mania) being spewed to justify additional Israeli attacks against targets in Syria?
Israel's Netanyahu calls the White House to inform President Donald Trump about Israeli strike on Northern Iran tonight. President allegedly confirmed that U.S.S. Harry S Truman aircraft carrier strike group fully prepared to co-operate with Israel's operation tonight.
Middle East time zones are about 7 hours ahead of the US east coast. So right now, in the places that matter, it a little after 5:00 AM over there. The sun will be rising.
Since attacks usually take place at the darkest time of night, I'd say the chances of an attack taking place are slim-to-none from this point on. I may be wrong, but it looks like nothing is going to happen.
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