THE HARBINGER - 22 By Luke
The Clock is Ticking - It's just a matter of Time
WAR ON IRAN. HAS IT ALREADY STARTED? US, Israeli Covert Ops Targeting Iran http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28093 Dec 7, 2011 The United States and the Israeli regime have been engaged in a fullfledged undercover war against Iran, political analyst Mark Dankof has told Press TV. â€œThe war has actually started. It is just the question of when the wider shooting war begins,â€? Dankof said in an interview with Press TV. Dankof cited the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists by Israelibacked agents, the violation of Iranian airspace by US surveillance drones, and the new US-led economic sanctions imposed on Iran as examples of this undercover war. He said the Mossad and the CIA have conducted these covert operations in collusion with terrorist groups such as the Mujahedin-e
Khalq Organization (MKO), the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK), and Jundallah militants. Citing essays written by M.J. Rosenberg and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Dankof said the hostile policy of Israel and the US toward Iran has little or nothing to do with Tehran’s alleged nuclear program but is meant to help the Tel Aviv regime maintain its military supremacy in the Middle East. Describing the Israel regime as a political and economic ―liability‖ on US taxpayers, he said the United States is being dragged into a war with Iran by the influential Zionist lobby. On November 12, during a debate among a number of Republican presidential hopefuls, calls ranging from executing covert operations such as terrorism and assassinations to launching a military strike on Iran to subvert Tehran’s nuclear program were made. The calls for assassinations and terrorist acts directed at Iran are not idle threats as a number of Iranian scientists have been assassinated over the past few years, including Professor Majid Shahriari and Professor Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, who were both killed in 2010. On Nov. 4, 2011, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, announced that Tehran has irrefutable evidence that proves the US government has been involved in anti-Iran conspiracies and has dispatched elements to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorism in Iran and other regional countries. The United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program and have used the false charge as as pretext to push for the imposition of sanctions on the country and to call for an attack on the country. Iran argues that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology meant for peaceful purposes. Iranian officials have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that such a measure could spark a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.
Israeli Intelligence Report: US Drone downed by Iran Cyber Attack http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28114 Dec 8, 2011
The Israeli intelligence news outlet Debka report confirms that Iran has downed a US drone "undamaged". "Its almost perfect condition confirmed Tehran's claim that the UAV was downed by a cyber attack". The drone was not shot down, as previously reported. It was brought down through an Iranian cyber attack which disabled its communications system. Debka states in this regard that both US and Israeli intelligence are "shocked" by these developments, suggesting possible Command and Control weakenesses. "The state of the lost UAV refutes the US military contention that the Sentinel's systems malfunctioned. If this had happened, it would have crashed and either been wrecked or damaged.": "Iran exhibited the top-secret US stealth drone RQ-170 Sentinel captured on Sunday, Dec. 4. Its almost perfect condition confirmed Tehran's claim that the UAV was downed by a cyber attack, meaning it was not shot down but brought in undamaged by an electronic warfare ambush. This is a major debacle for the stealth technology the US uses in its warplanes and the drone technology developed by the US and Israel." The condition of the RQ-170 intact obliges the US and Israel to make major changes in plans for a potential strike against Iran's nuclear program. The Obama administration's decision after internal debate not to send US commando or air units into Iran to retrieve or destroy the secret RQ-170 stealth drone which fell into Iranian hands has strengthened the hands of the Israeli faction which argues the case for striking Iran's
nuclear installations without waiting for the Americans to make their move. Senior Israeli diplomatic and security officials who followed the discussion in Washington concluded that, by failing to act, the administration has left Iran not only with the secrets of the Sentinel's stealth coating, its sensors and cameras, but also with the data stored in its computer cells on targets marked out by the US and/or Israeli for attack. debkafileâ€™s military sources say that this knowledge compels the US and Israel to revise their plans of attack for aborting the Iranian nuclear program. Like every clandestine weapons system, the RQ-170 had a self-destruct mechanism to prevent its secrets spilling out to the enemy in the event of a crash or capture. This did not happen. Tehran was able to claim the spy drone was only slightly damaged when they downed it. The NATO spokesman claimed control was lost of the US UAV and it went missing, a common occurrence for these unmanned aircraft. The enigmas surrounding its capture continue to pile up. How did Iran know the drone had entered its airspace? How was it caused to land? Most of all, why did the craft's self-destruct mechanism which is programmed to activate automatically fail to work? And if it malfunctioned, why was it not activated by remote control? Thursday, Dec. 8, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported that from Sunday, Dec. 4, when Tehran announced the stealth drone's capture, the Obama administration weighed sending special commando forces into Iran from bases in Afghanistan to bring the downed aircraft back to Afghanistan or blow it up to destroy the almost intact secret systems - either by a sneak operation or by an air strike. Iranian officials said the drone was detected near the Iranian town of Kashmar, 200 kilometers from the Afghan border and presumably moved to a military or air base inside the country. The NYT disclosed that the special force would have used "allied agents inside Iran" to hunt down the missing aircraft, the first time Washington has admitted to support from "allied agents" operating covertly in Iran. In the end, the paper quoted a US official as explaining that the attack option was ruled out "because of the potential it could become a larger
incident." If an assault team entered the country, the US "could be accused of an act of war" by Tehran. The Obama administration's internal discussion on how to handle the loss of the high-value reconnaissance drone was followed tensely in Jerusalem. The decision it took against mounting a mission to recover or destroy the top-secret Sentinel was perceived in Israel as symptomatic of a wider decision to call off the covert war America has been conducting for some months against Iran's drive for a nuclear bomb – at least until the damage caused by RQ-170 incident is fully assessed. A senior Israeli security official had this to say: ―Everything that’s happened around the RQ-170 shows that when it comes to Iran and its nuclear program, the Obama administration and Israel have different objectives. On this issue, each country needs to go its own way.‖ Iran says it will not return US drone http://news.yahoo.com/iran-says-not-return-us-drone-075134561.html Dec 11, 2011 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will not return a U.S. surveillance drone captured by its armed forces, a senior commander of the country's elite Revolutionary Guard said Sunday. Gen. Hossein Salami, deputy head of the Guard, said in remarks broadcast on state television that the violation of Iran's airspace by the U.S. drone was a "hostile act" and warned of a "bigger" response. He did not elaborate on what Tehran might do. "No one returns the symbol of aggression to the party that sought secret and vital intelligence related to the national security of a country," Salami said. Iranian television broadcast video Thursday of Iranian military officials inspecting what it identified as the RQ-170 Sentinel drone. Iranian state media have said the unmanned spy aircraft was detected over the eastern town of Kashmar, some 140 miles (225 kilometers) from the border with Afghanistan. U.S. officials have acknowledged losing the drone.
Salami called its capture a victory for Iran and a defeat for the U.S. in a complicated intelligence and technological battle. "Iran is among the few countries that possesses the most modern technology in the field of pilotless drones. The technology gap between Iran and the U.S. is not much," he said. Officers in the Guard, Iran's most powerful military force, had previously claimed that the country's armed forces brought down the surveillance aircraft with an electronic ambush, causing minimum damage to the drone. American officials have said that U.S. intelligence assessments indicate that Iran neither shot the drone down, nor used electronic or cybertechnology to force it from the sky. They contend the drone malfunctioned. The officials had spoken anonymously in order to discuss the classified program. But Salami refused to provide more details of Iran's claim to have captured the CIA-operated aircraft. "A party that wins in an intelligence battle doesn't reveal its methods. We can't elaborate on the methods we employed to intercept, control, discover and bring down the pilotless plane," he said. Nuclear knowhow, S-300 are Iran's price for Russian, Chinese access to US drone http://www.debka.com/article/21560/ Dec 11, 2011 Iran is driving a hard bargain for granting access to the US stealth drone RQ-170 it captured undamaged last week, as Russian and Chinese military intelligence teams arriving in Tehran for a look at the secret aircraft soon found. debkafile's Moscow sources disclose that the price set by Revolutionary Guards commander Gen. Ali Jaafari includes advanced nuclear and missile technology, especially systems using solid fuel, the last word on centrifuges for enriching uranium and the S-300PMU-1 air defense system, which Moscow has consistently refused to sell Tehran.
This super-weapon is effective against stealth warplanes and cruise missiles and therefore capable of seriously impairing any largescale US or Israeli air or missile attacks on Iran's nuclear sites. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent Russian-speaking Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Moscow on Dec. 7 to try and dissuade Prime Minister Vladimir Putin from letting Iran have the S-300 batteries as payment for access to the captured US drone. Sources in Washington report that before sending Lieberman to Moscow, Netanyahu first checked with the White House at the highest levels. Although he had his hands full with stormy demonstrations in Moscow protesting alleged election fraud, Putin received Lieberman at the Kremlin. But the interview was short. The Russian prime minister refused to discuss the episode with his Israeli guest or even confirm that Moscow was engaged in any deal with Tehran. In answer to reporters' questions, Lieberman commented: "Russia's positions on the Middle East were not helpful." American efforts to reach President Dmitry Medvedev and Putin on the drone deal through other channels were likewise rebuffed. debkafile's sources report that the Israeli prime minister's decision to send Lieberman post-haste to Moscow to intercede with Putin followed intelligence tips which indicated to Washington and Jerusalem that the Russians may have played a major role in Iran's capture of the RQ-170 on Dec. 4. They are suspected of even supplying Iran with the electronic bag of tricks for downing the US stealth drone undamaged. If that is so, it would mean Moscow is deeply involved in helping Iran repel the next and most critical stage of the cyber war that was to have been launched on the day the US UAV was brought down. Our exclusive intelligence sources add that that the RQ-170 was the first US drone of this type to enter Iranian skies. Its mission was specific. Iran's success in determining the moment of the unmanned vehicle's entry and its success in transferring command of the drone's movements from US to Iranian control systems is an
exceptional intelligence and technological feat in terms of modern electronic warfare. Western intelligence watchers keeping track of the Russian and Chinese teams in Tehran have not discovered where the negotiations stand at this time or whether the Iranians have taken on both teams at once or are bargaining with each separately to raise the bidding. Saturday, Dec. 10, the Revolutionary Guards Deputy Commander Gen. Hossein Salami, said Iran would not hand the captured drone back to the United States. He boasted: "The gap between us and the US or the Zionist regime and other developed countries is not so wide." He sounded as though the bargaining with the two visiting teams was going well. Iran displays purported US drone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivPq6_DMHwM (2 minute News Video)
For a week, the United States and Iran have traded accusations and denials about a supposed downed drone entering into Iranian airspace. On Thursday, the Iranian state TV aired footage of what it said was the high-tech US aircraft.
Iran airs downed US spy drone: RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd4vGszQhJw (2 minute News Video)
Iran has released video footage of the most advanced US reconnaissance drone which was downed by the Iranian Army in the eastern part of the Islamic Republic earlier this week.
The Harbinger - A Prophetic Week in Review, below are just a few of the News Reports not commonly covered in the "main stream" media over the past week - Dec 5th - Dec 11th. "A Harbinger anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; or sign, a forerunner, that heralds a presage or portent, an indication of things to come." The links below are "active" so pick and choose the ones you care to read.
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As world leaders work for peace in the Middle East the current peace agreements are unraveling Strong 6.5 quake shakes from Mexico City to Acapulco, killing two Strong 6.0 quake rattles South Sandwich Islands Study Reveals Internet Evangelism Is Effective Explorers Say They've Found Pieces of Noah's Ark Catholic Agency: Pope Sees Mary Coming As The 'Woman Of The APOCALYPSE'
12/10/2011 IDF strikes Gaza target following barrage of rockets into Israel Syria: Deaths Continue, Opposition Warns of Impending Massacre 50,000 Protest Putin's Rule in Moscow Egypt Islamists on collision course with military Arab Spring begins weeding out Christians UN Calls For Eco-Fascist World Government At Durban Summit Satellite Images Suggest Something Happened at Iranian Nuclear Facility -- But Was It an Explosion? Newt Gingrich: Palestinians are an 'invented' people How what is happening in the European Union has prophetic implications in the near term N.Y. Times: ‘Modest’ global tax is cool with almost everyone except U.S. taxpayers 'Overwhelming Evidence' of Noah's Ark Discovery Featured on Website Lunar eclipse observed over Israel was an extremely rare event, as it took place while the moon was rising and the sun was setting.
12/09/2011 Barrage of rockets strike southern Israel Fear, speculation in Iran over military strike
Hamas contacting Arab states to stop 'Israeli aggression' Israel: Security and Defense - Preparing for nuclear terror Tensions escalate along Turkish-Syrian border Calls for intervention increase as Syria teeters on brink of war Turkey: We won't allow Syria to threaten security of region Syrian army masses outside Homs amid reports of imminent assault Washington Post: Obama Waffling on Iran Egypt‟s military said to be subsidizing Muslim Brotherhood‟s party Jordan warns Israel over Al-Aqsa ramp closure “Merkozy” Letter to EU: Now Is the Time to Strip Countries of Sovereignty Most EU nations agree to new treaty to save euro Economist warns global slowdown will be of Biblical scale Invasion of the Vein Scanners for Cashless Society Megaquake warning for the high Himalayas 4.4 Quake Hits Alaska near HAARP Array Scotland Shut Down By Icy 165mph Blasts
12/08/2011 War clouds gather in the Middle East Iran exhibits US drone undamaged. US and Israeli intelligence shocked Out of options: Report says U.S. must prepare to strike Iran before 2013 Hamas demands Palestinian elections be held in East Jerusalem Egypt's military leaders to appoint council to oversee drafting of new constitution State Department: Assad 'disconnected' or 'crazy' Putin says US encouraged election protests Investor Jim Rogers Gives Dire Warning : „That Will Lead to the End of the World as We Know It‟ Germany Dampens Hopes as France Warns of Euro 'Explosion' Charity boycott step to criminalizing Christianity Obama Regime Calls Ft. Hood Shooting 'Workplace Violence' Violence feared over repairs at Jerusalem shrine Solar Weather Forecasting Becomes Vital as Sun Gears Up for Wild Ride Floods, landslides, fire and drought: Extreme weather the norm in 2011 This lunar eclipse will include an 'impossible' sight
12/07/2011 China's Hu urges navy to prepare for combat Out of options: Report says U.S. must prepare to strike Iran before 2013 Israel Expels Hamas MP from Jerusalem Obama administration in the dark on Israel's Iran plans, U.S. officials say US diplomatic bid to defuse Syrian trigger for regional war Syrian Opposition Puts Iran, Hizbullah On Notice Russia protests: Activists defiant after 800 arrests NAU: Security Perimeter: Canada and U.S. Get a New Flag? New Border Deal will Change how Canada and U.S. Trade Goods Atheist Leader Complains About U.S. Troops Praying Together Before Combat Mission Hillary Clinton: „Religious Beliefs‟ Are „Standing in the Way of Protecting Human Rights of LGBT People' Government to receive archive of every tweet ever sent 5.8 Earthquake Hits Indonesia
12/06/2011 Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war Iran's Guards on war footing – London. Spy drone capture is US, Israel setback Nasrallah comes out of hiding, calls to arm against Israel Dubai Sheikh: If Iran Attacks, Israel Will Wipe It Off the Map Barak: Syrian Maneuvers Signal Fear Clinton: Syrians must oust Assad, move toward rule of law Israel sees „disturbing‟ Egypt election outcome as „diplomatic catastrophe‟ Iran's Growing Latin American Ties Raise US Terror Fears North Korea making missile able to hit U.S. Thousands demonstrate against government after Russian elections Palestinian UN membership bid continues Anxious Greeks Emptying Their Bank Accounts No Senator Spoke Out Against Repeal of Military's Ban on Sodomy and Bestiality Court: NYC Can Ban Churches From School Buildings FBI Plans Biometrics Tech Center
U.S. official says Iran becoming a pariah state US: Iran Situation Urgent, Timeline for Nukes Getting Shorter Israel and Syria brace for regional war between mid-Dec. 2011 and mid-Jan 2012 Report: Iran blast completely destroyed major missile-testing site If war is declared on Iran, the Strait of Hormuz will be the strategic focus In show of force, Syrian regime holds war games Syria tests Scud B missiles Syria's war games raise Israeli concerns as Damascus responds "positively" to Arab League protocol Iran threatening to cut Hamas funds, arms supply if it flees Syria Syria stalls Arab League as death toll mounts PA rejects direct talks with Israel Palestinian officials deny the Koran in order to declare there was never a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Egyptian Election Results Even Worse than Feared for Israel China 'ill-prepared' for unrest, says security chief Senate Approves Bill that Legalizes Sodomy and Bestiality in U.S. Military Merkel, Sarkozy to push new EU treaty at summit Southern California braces for more extreme wind storm $2 trillion sunstorm coming, NASA warns Stormy sun could knock out power grids Worst drought in 200 years paralyses Danube river shipping 3.8 magnitude earthquake felt in northern Israel Will this be the first time the world sees the Ark of Covenant? Leaking roof in Ethiopian chapel 'will lead to relic being revealed'