Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Global SITREP D5-19: Is the IDF Prepared to Plow Gaza?


IDF D9 Heavy Combat bulldozer

UPDATE 12 November 2019:
 The answer to the title question of this SITREP may well come in the coming hours. HAMAS and Islamic Jihad have launched another massive rocket barrage against the civilian population of Israel. Israel's Iron Dome defenses have intercepted rockets as far north as Tel Aviv. These are massive rocket barrages that target sectors of Israel as if a grid was being used for targeting purposes.


As this is being written the massive barrage continues with Red Alert sirens blaring in: Shokeda, Kfar Maimon and Tushia, Zimrat and Shuva, Nachal Oz, Sa'ad, Alumim, Be'eri,Beit HaGdi, Netivot, Eshbol, Zru'a, Yoshivia, Mabu'im, Pa'amei Tashaz, Klachim, Talmei Bilu, Tkuma and Havat Izra'am, Tkuma.
Current Red Alerts in Israel at 09:20 AM Israel time 12NOV19.
More to come...

3 November 2019: The focus has been to the north and east of Israel for most of the year because that's where the military action has been taking place, from Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf to Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Wherever the Iranian regime has reached out its bloody hands war has resulted. And as 2019 closes out it can be seen that many of those countries have had their fill of Iranian hegemony over their affairs. So much so that the population of Iraq, especially the Iraqi Shi'a, want the Iranians out of the country. Now even in Lebanon the Iranians and their proxy Hezbollah have created conditions under which revolt was the obvious recourse for the population, to the point where another civil war is possible.

Eschatology Today assesses that the rocket fire coming out of Gaza this weekend occurred due to a direct order to the PIJ from the IRGC-QF and MG Qassem Soleimani who needed something positive given the unrelenting unrest that been ongoing in Iraq and now Lebanon where his Quds Force and Iraqi Shi'a militias are supposed to reign supreme. Israel has expected the rocket fire to come from the north, so perhaps the PIJ action, for which HAMAS paid the price, was merely a diversion? We shall see.

In any event, HAMAS may have gotten the message when a squadron of the IDF's heavy combat D9 bulldozers (image above) suddenly appeared in enmass on the berms facing GAZA earlier this week. The message the D9's appearance conveys is that the IDF is well advanced preparations for a dynamic entry-in-force into Gaza. In other words, D9 bulldozers mean business. There is nothing in Gaza which can stop the D9's from erasing the current Gaza-Israel border. Israel knows this, and no so do the leaders of HAMAS and their other terrorists in the strip, and it's not as if they haven't been warned. And contrary to some Israeli media reports, this coming operation is not a dilemma for Israel, but one in which HAMAS sees itself in an existential threat.

Irregardless of that fact that the political factions in Israel have not been able to form a government, the threat of Iranian (and/or proxy) rocket attacks from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza should be a catalyst to set differences aside and form a coalition to meet the threat head-on. Surely Israel's leaders must be aware that they dodged a catastrophe had the family in the Sderot home not been in their shelter and been killed with the rocket making a direct hit on their home. Nearly 24 months of complete inaction in dealing conclusively with the terrorist threat in Gaza is wearing very thin on Israel's population. Israel's leadership, both Likud and Blue/White simply have to get their act together, less a messianic figure emerge to act decisively in their absence.

More to come, no doubt. Marana'tha!

21 comments:

Nick Kurian said...

Daniel 8, if the ram is Iran then he-goat could be US? I see some study say it as Turkey. Some are suggesting to keep an eye on Turkey I am not sure though... Could you share your insight.

Sean Osborne said...

Nick,

Dan. 8 was fulfilled by Alexander the Great circa 334-330 BC when his Hellenic League army defeated Darius III of the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire in the battles of Issus and Gaugamela.

This prophecy may also have a dual fulfillment that would occur either just before or during the 70th Week. Which time remains to be determined, but both involve Western-led armies either just prior to Anti-Christ or led by him.

Sean Osborne said...

There's very strong evidence that Russian-made SA-8 Gecko mobile air defense combat vehicles are operational with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.

Israel said previously this would be a game-changer, and promptly destroyed several SA-8s prior to transfer in Syria by air attack.

Hunter-Killer air strikes in Lebanon are likely imminent.

Sean Osborne said...

SA-8 GECKO is the NATO Name for Russian 9K33 Osa.

hartdawg said...

Are the attacks by Gaza going to make it easier for Netanyahu to stay in office? You'd think that with the attacks the isreali people wouldn't want to chance having some new person in there.....much the same way 9/11 helped Bush stay in office.

Sean Osborne said...

Bibi will remain as PM, and with Security Cabinet support, he will call the shots.

That means for the moment no escalation to a ground operation in Gaza. It will take significant Israeli civilian deaths - or - other fronts opening up in hostilities to change the current dynamic.

I think Bibi/Likud wins a 3rd election.

Sean Osborne said...

According to IDF, for the 12 hours of 5 am to 5 pm today, over 190 rockets were fired into Israel. 13+ rockets per hour.

jmoll106 said...

It's time to use those bulldozers.

Sean Osborne said...

Also seeing lots of HETs carrying Merkava MkIV MBT moving towards Gaza.

Sean Osborne said...

Towards the end of the day there was an IAF strike that resulted in a massive explosion. The PIJ rockets stopped. Educated guess is the strike hit an underground PIJ rocket arsenal.

Chuck B. said...

As of 0004 CST, my Red Alert app for missile attacks in Israel has been relentless on the widespread attack alerts all over Israel. I can't see this being tolerated much longer.

Sean Osborne said...

250 Jihad Islami rockets yesterday, about 7 hour hiatus, then the rocket fire resumed about 7 AM Israel today. These barages are well aimed in clusters into specific areas, such as Modi'in in the first strike this morning.

For its part IDF Iron Dome doing very well, and artillery and tank fire keeping heads down in Gaza on the periphery, but inside Gaza cities there are streets full of revelers cheering as rockets are fired into Israel.

Get that? Israelis hide in bunkers while Gazans are partying in their streets as human shields keeping the IAF at bay.

hartdawg said...

Their partying will soon come to an end. How long til Israel goes on the offensive and completely takes them out? What are they waiting for? Next year's election???

Sean Osborne said...

Hartdawg,

Don't know. I've asked the question - no response.

One MK has said this morning a ground op is "possible."

Sean Osborne said...

Nearly 3 am Thursday morning in Israel and rockets are flying.

Getting closer to a major escalation. Next hours critical according to DDM Avi Dichter.

Nick Kurian said...

Is This some apocalyptic war between Israel and her enemies. 200 plus rockets flying into Israel. If it happens to some other country they would have some serious aggressiveness.

jmoll106 said...

The problem Israel has is it doesn't want to harm civilians and the terrorists are hiding behind women and children. Israel goes to great lengths to ensure the safety of people who would not do the same for them.

Sean Osborne said...

Very true, for the time being at least. But this dynamic will not be the case for long as the prophets have foretold.

Sean Osborne said...

Tomorrow evening a new SITREP will be published looking at Isaiah 11 once again.

jmoll106 said...

I'm looking forward to it.

Lori said...

I am, as well. Blessings, to all.