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Will 9.09 Come Early?????

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July 16, 2009 – Comments (4)

Two Israeli missile class warships have sailed through the Suez Canal ten days after a submarine capable of launching a nuclear missile strike, in preparation for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The deployment into the Red Sea, confirmed by Israeli officials, was a clear signal that Israel was able to put its strike force within range of Iran at short notice. It came before long-range exercises by the Israeli air force in America later this month and the test of a missile defence shield at a US missile range in the Pacific Ocean.

Israel has strengthened ties with Arab nations who also fear a nuclear-armed Iran. In particular, relations with Egypt have grown increasingly strong this year over the “shared mutual distrust of Iran”, according to one Israeli diplomat. Israeli naval vessels would likely pass through the Suez Canal for an Iranian strike.

“This is preparation that should be taken seriously. Israel is investing time in preparing itself for the complexity of an attack on Iran. These manoeuvres are a message to Iran that Israel will follow up on its threats,” an Israeli defence official said.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6715412.ece

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Newly re-elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday his next government "would bring down the global arrogance," signaling a tougher approach by Tehran toward the West after last month's disputed election.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090716/wl_nm/us_iran_ahmadinejad

And just so you don't think the pandemic option is off the table.......

LONDON – An ugly scramble is brewing over the swine flu vaccine — and when it becomes available, Britain, the United States and other nations could find that the contracts they signed with pharmaceutical companies are easily broken.

Experts warn that during a global epidemic, which the world is in now, governments may be under tremendous pressure to protect their own citizens first before allowing companies to ship doses of vaccine out of the country.

Last week, the World Health Organization reported nearly 95,000 cases of swine flu, including 429 deaths worldwide. If swine flu turns deadlier in the winter, the main flu season in the Northern Hemisphere, countries will likely be clamoring for any available vaccines.

"Pandemic vaccine will be a valuable and scarce resource, like oil or food during a famine," said David Fidler, a professor of law at Indiana University who has consulted for WHO. "We've seen how countries behave in those situations, and it's not encouraging."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090716/ap_on_re_eu/eu_med_vaccine_fight

 

4 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 16, 2009 at 9:49 PM, millionby24 (< 20) wrote:

NOT IN JULY SORRY

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#2) On July 16, 2009 at 10:01 PM, alstry (34.88) wrote:

BREAKING

Jakarta hotels hit by explosions: reports

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#3) On July 16, 2009 at 10:28 PM, alstry (34.88) wrote:

A deal taking shape between Israel and Western leaders will facilitate international support for an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities in exchange for concessions in peace negotiations with the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, The Times reported Thursday.

According to one British official quoted by the paper, such an understanding could allow an Israeli attack "within the year."

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1246443824234&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

Maybe 9.09 is not early?

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#4) On July 17, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Varchild2008 (83.00) wrote:

9.09 is late!  On Sept. 1st is when Unemployment + Car Sales + other data arrives for August.

On that day we may find that GM that just came out of bankruptcy may be on a train wreck straight back into bankruptcy.  I think the "Leaving the Matrix" simply starts in September and perhaps hits its PEAK PANIC mode on your 9.09 prediction.

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