– More Powderkegs: Israel Prepares For Gaza Escalation, Boosts Troops On Gaza Border (ZeroHedge, July 7, 2014):
As the teen deaths, rocket launches (and landings), and rhetoric fly back back and forth; it appears last week’s de-escalation is off…
- *ISRAEL ARMY SPOKESMAN SAYS TROOPS BEING BOOSTED ON GAZA BORDER
- *ISRAELI ARMY SAYS IT IS PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE GAZA ESCALATION
- *ISRAELI AIRCRAFT TARGET GAZA TERROR TUNNEL, ARMY SAYS
The US administration has been oddly quiet so far on this… we await their ‘supportive’ comments.
As many as 1,500 reservists to be mobilized to reinforce infantry, paratroop units, military spokesman Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner says in phone interview.
“While last week the army talked about de-escalation, now we’re talking about preparation for possible escalation”
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And then this:
“Either Hamas [will] be deterred now and cease fire…or we’re going to see a semi-quiet conflict escalate into a major conflict.” – @alonbd
— Alexander Marquardt (@MarquardtA) July 7, 2014
So, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt (post gas subsidies), and now Israel – must be time to BTFATH in US stocks.