Thursday, October 10, 2013

Israel kicks off it's Yom Kippur Propaganda Blitz via twitter

Pushing the hot buttons.  That is how I see it! How about you?

Globe and Mail
The Tweet was true, but it wasn’t news. The posting referred to an attack 40 years ago in the Yom Kippur war, the latest in a series of Tweets from the Israel Defence Forces Twitter handle (@IDFSpokesperson) commemorating the war.

The Tweet just before 10:30 a.m. ET stated: “October 10 #YomKippur73: Israel Air Force bombards airports in Syria to prevent Soviet weapons reaching the Syrian Army.” It then links to a website that gives a day-by-day account of the war.

“Obviously this was part of our Yom Kippur Twitter series. The facts are there and simple to read. It was apparent within the Tweet itself,” said IDF spokesman Peter Lerner.
Although traders quickly realized the historical nature of the Tweet, oil prices maintained their gains, supported in large part by hopes of a breakthrough in U.S. debt discussions and earlier anxiety over political stability in Libya.

Front-month Brent crude prices rallied from $110.40 a barrel at 10:20 a.m. ET – just before the Tweet – to as high as $111.50 just after 11 a.m., as trading volumes rose. By 1 p.m. oil was up $2.68 a barrel to $111.74, its highest in a month.
The incident is the latest example of how social media outlets are playing an increasingly important role in financial markets, often causing sudden moves – not always corrected.


  1. "The Lebanese Army's command issued a statement on Wednesday claiming that 12 Israel jets violated Lebanon's airspace and flew over various areas in the past 24 hours alone, according to the Anadolu news agency. This included four Israeli reconnaissance jets violating the Lebanese airspace and performing circular flights over the areas of Riyaq, Baalbek and Hermel in East Lebanon before returning to Israel on the same day.

    The other eight Israeli military jets violated the Lebanese airspace before midnight, the night before, and flew over a number of areas before returning back to Israel. The Israeli authorities have not commented on the Lebanese army's statement regarding its violations of Lebanon's sovereignty. Recently, Israeli warplanes have conducted frequent military flights over Lebanon, which are in violation of UN resolutions.

    On 13 August 2006, the UN Security Council issued Resolution 1701, ending 33 days of combat operations between Israeli forces and Hezbollah, known as Israel's "July War" on Lebanon. The resolution also deployed 15,000 international peacekeeping soldiers from the UN's Interim Force in Lebanon to preserve the peace between the two sides."

  2. Living in sunny South Florida, many of us have israeli propaganda rubbed in our snouts constantly.

    The videos and reports on public tv and radio are nauseating.

  3. Jamie Foxx, Oliver Stone in talks for Martin Luther King movie

    Yeah, let's use nazi sympathisers/Jewish zionists to legitimise our docu on the warping of reality? Put literal zionazi pr war crimanal, and common criminal Spielberg, on this is like putting Lord haw haw in charge of a docu on German nazis.

    Or using Rush Limbaugh to provide an accurate picture of anything. Zionazism destroys everything.

    вот так

  4. "As Iran and the six major world powers prepare to hold a fresh round of talks over the country’s nuclear energy program, Israel has held a “special long-range flight exercise” in its latest act of provocation against Tehran.

    The Israeli military said Thursday that the Air Force fighter squadrons conducted war games this week testing their capability to carry out missions in long ranges from base.

    The forces practiced air-to-air refueling planes and dogfights against foreign combat planes.

    Tel Aviv also posted footage of the drill online as Iran and the five permanent UN Security Council members - Russia, China, France, Britain and the US - plus Germany prepare to hold negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 15 and 16.

    Addressing the United Nations General Assembly session earlier this month, Netanyahu threatened unilateral military action against Iran to dismantle the Islamic Republic’s civilian nuclear facilities.

    He repeated his baseless accusation that Tehran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons, saying, “If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone.” "