Hezbollah in Lebanon has issued what many people BELIEVE is an "Ultimatum" to Israel: Stop the war against Gaza by 3:00 PM local time, this Friday, 03 November, or Hezbollah will enter the war. Speculation is rampant that Iran may do so as well.
Social media is presently "lighting-up" with claims that an order to attack may be given when Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah gives a televised speech to the world.
Confirmation that a speech by him is, in fact, scheduled, is everywhere:
Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah (Leader of Hezbollah) will deliver a speech on Friday pic.twitter.com/7olJCQjc4B— Iran Observer (@IranObserver0) October 29, 2023
Timed to Affect Financial Markets?
It is worth pointing out that most major actions around the world are usually timed to take place AFTER major Stock Markets close, so as to minimize the effect on financial markets. However, this Friday at 3:00 PM in Israel, is **not** after global markets close! So if some kind of attack is ordered, or announced at 3:00 PM local time in the Middle East, it will most definitely affect global markets.
Beirut, Lebanon from where the speech will come, is six hours ahead of the US East coast. Our Stock Market will open a half hour AFTER Hezbollah's announcement. The Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) in London is four hours ahead of the US East Coast, so it will be 1:00 PM in London when the announcement is made. Paris and Berlin are five hours ahead of the US East Coast, so it will be 2:00 PM in those major cities and their markets will also be open when the announcement comes. Given the scheduling, many, many people around the world will be quite nervous about what will be said this Friday.
Social Media is laying it out:
🚨UNCONFIRMED: HEZBOLLAH WILL JOIN THE WAR— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) November 1, 2023
According to Vorposte: 'Hezbollah and Iran have threatened that if the war does not end by dawn on Friday, the axis of resistance will be the side that directly intervenes in the war, as well as Hezbollah.'
I have not been able to… https://t.co/8dLTQoCeci pic.twitter.com/hRWCqg9RFM
Hezbollah is run by the man giving the speech this Friday.
He and others around the world have been taken aback by the level of slaughter being inflicted by Israel on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The death toll is staggering . . . over eight thousand CIVILIANS. One United Nations boss in the region said yesterday "70% of the dead are women and children. No one can call this "collateral damage." In other words, it appears to be PLANNED by Israel, that they kill mostly women and children!
Iran's Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, posted a worrisome message on social media:
Muslim governments must block the export of oil and other essentials to the Zionist regime— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) November 1, 2023
Iran controls access into and out of the Persian Gulf, which accounts for upwards of twenty percent of global oil shipments. If Iran were to block the Strait of Hormuz to impose an oil embargo, the entire world would be affected immediately.
A lot of people around the world pay little to no attention to what's taking place in the Middle East right now. If things go "wild weasel" this Friday, those people will get a dose of reality fast. As the price of oil skyrockets if the Strait of Hormuz is blocked, and people start having to pay $10 a gallon for gasoline, they can thank their own inattentiveness to world affairs, for the hole in their wallets from fuel costs. Which, by the way, would come as the entire northern hemisphere is heading into winter. Cold winter. When people need oil and gas to keep warm.
A lot of folks who haven't been paying attention, might suddenly find themselves having to make a choice: Do I eat or do I keep warm? Because if prices skyrocket, they won't be able to do both.