(The Economic Collapse Blog)—Fifty years after the Yom Kippur War began, Israel is at war again, and preparations are being made right now for an absolutely massive ground invasion of Gaza. According to Google, the Yom Kippur War started on October 6th, 1973. The war with Hamas started on October 7th, 2023, and it could quickly evolve into a major regional war as more parties get involved. Once Israeli troops pour into Gaza, the dominoes will start falling very quickly. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the one that makes the final decision on a ground invasion of Gaza, and he very much sounds like a man that has made up his mind…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to “change the Middle East” in Israel’s war with Palestinian militant group Hamas, as the army pounded the Gaza Strip with air strikes.
“What Hamas will experience will be difficult and terrible… we are going to change the Middle East,” Netanyahu told officials visiting Jerusalem from the country’s south, where Hamas militants carried out a surprise attack on Saturday morning.
“This is only the beginning… we are all with you and we will defeat them with force, enormous force.”
At this hour, a siege of Gaza has already begun as the IDF makes final preparations for a ground campaign.
That means that there will be no electricity, no food and no fuel for those living in Gaza until the war is done…
This morning, Israel imposed a “complete siege” on the area – including a sweeping ban on food and fuel moving into Gaza and an immediate cut-off of the water supply.
“There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel, everything is closed,” Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said.
“We are fighting human animals and we act accordingly.”
Needless to say, many of those living in Gaza will soon become extremely hungry.
And the IDF has already been hitting hundreds of strategic targets by air…
Among the 500 targets hit overnight were eight Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad war rooms; a building housing Hamas operatives; several high-rise towers housing Hamas assets; a command center used by a senior official in Hamas’s naval forces; an “operational asset used by Hamas” located within a mosque in Jabaliya; an asset used by the terror group for intelligence; and three tunnels in the Beit Hanoun area in northern Gaza.
Of course this is just the beginning.
Hundreds of thousands of troops are being mobilized, and they will possess enough firepower to absolutely flatten Gaza…
IDF are amassing their 173,000 troops including 8,000 elite commandos, along with 300 tanks and plenty of heavy weaponry on the border with Gaza in the town of Sderot.
A further 300,000 reserve troops have been mobilised in an unprecedented move and sent south ahead of the possible invasion.
The Israelis would not be mobilizing all of these troops if they did not plan to do something with them.
According to Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, this is the biggest mobilization that Israel has conducted since the Yom Kippur War…
Regarding the draft of reservists, Hagari said the IDF “has never mobilized so many reservists so quickly — 300,000 reservists in 48 hours.”
This is the largest mobilization since the 1973 Yom Kippur War when Israel called up 400,000 reservists.
So this is it.
Inside Gaza, people have already been getting phone calls warning them that the IDF will be coming in…
‘It doesn’t need much thinking about. Israel suffered the biggest loss in its history so you can imagine what it is going to do,’ said a resident of Beit Hanoun on Gaza’s northeastern border with Israel.
‘I took my family out at sunrise and dozens of other families did the same. Many of us got phone calls, audio messages from Israeli security officers telling us to leave because they will operate there,’ he said.
If you were in the same position, would you warn anyone living in Gaza in advance?
Many innocent lives may be saved by these calls, but it also tells the enemy exactly what you are planning to do.
Fox News is reporting that Netanyahu has called Joe Biden to inform him that “a ground operation in the Gaza Strip” is going to happen…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told President Biden that a ground operation in the Gaza Strip is necessary after Hamas launched deadly strikes on his country.
The remark, made in a phone call between the two leaders, came as Biden raised concerns about Israeli hostages in the Gaza Strip if a ground operation should commence, three Israeli and U.S. sources briefed on the call told Axios.
“We have to go in. We can’t negotiate now,” Netanyahu told the president, according to the outlet.
But once the Israelis invade, will Hezbollah just sit there and watch Hamas get utterly destroyed?
I don’t think so.
I think that Hezbollah will create a second front in the north, and so I hope that the IDF is prepared for that.
On Monday, there were some very alarming clashes between the IDF and Hezbollah forces…
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a brief statement on Monday that its helicopters are currently striking in Lebanese territory. No further details were provided.
Earlier, the IDF said a “number of armed suspects” who “infiltrated” into Israel from Lebanon were killed, and that IDF soldiers were searching the area.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeepers said in a statement on Monday that it has reported explosions near Al-Boustan in southwest Lebanon.
Hopefully Hezbollah will not decide to get crazy and launch a full-blown invasion of Israel.
Because if that happens, Israel has apparently told Hezbollah that it will “completely destroy Damascus”…
Israel gives clear warning to Hezbollah:
If Hezbollah joins the war, the IDF will completely destroy Damascus and will directly target the Iran-backed Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Moreover, US warships will support Israel in this war. This message was delivered by Israel via France.
Needless to say, that would draw Syria into the war.
Of course the Iranians are unlikely to remain on the sidelines if the Israelis start hitting Syria and Hezbollah extremely hard, and any big move by Iran would draw the U.S. military into the conflict.
What I am trying to say is that this thing could get way out of control very rapidly. For many years I have been warning my readers that a great Middle East war was coming, and now we are here. There will be so much death and destruction in the days ahead, and it won’t just be limited to that part of the world.