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Dow Theorist Richard Russell Predicts Israel Strike On Iran Nuclear Facilities
The Business Insider ^ | 4-14-2010 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 04/14/2010 6:11:57 AM PDT by blam

Dow Theorist Richard Russell Predicts Israel Strike On Iran Nuclear Facilities

Joe Weisenthal
Apr. 14, 2010, 8:08 AM

This has been a concern for world markets for awhile, and now the famous Richard Russell of the Dow Theory Letters chimes in.

Here's what he wrote yesterday:

Russell is thinking -- The US has always played "big Brother" to Israel. But lately the two have had arguments and it's clear that the US has pulled away from Israel. It occurs to me that Israel is planning to attack Iran and destroy its nuclear facilities.
If so, the US does not want to be connected or involved with any attack on Iran and the Muslim world. I find it hard to believe that Israel will sit tight as Iran develops full nuclear capabilities.
Iran's crazy leader has already sworn to wipe Israel off the face of the map. Israel is dealing with Ahmadinejad, who is a lying mad-man. Jews had their fill of madmen with Hitler, and I'm thinking Israelis no longer trust anti-Semitic madmen ("never again"). My bet -- Israel attacks Iran while the US plays "Gee, what's happening?"

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; attack; gasoline; iaf; iran; iraniannukes; israel; middleeast

1 posted on 04/14/2010 6:11:57 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Stock up on gasoline now?


2 posted on 04/14/2010 6:12:35 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Israel doing the work Obama refuses to do.

But then what could be more important than Ukranian uranium?


3 posted on 04/14/2010 6:16:26 AM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: blam

The author implies this is some sort of master plan by the Obama administration to distance itself from Israel prior to an attack. Personally? I think Obama is just a Palestinian sympathizer like the rest of the leftists. Frankly I’m surprised he isn’t wearing a keffiyeh to all state functions.


4 posted on 04/14/2010 6:16:45 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Governor Palin backs RINO extraordinaire Juan McPain (and that just sucks!))
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To: blam
Pretty absurd.

Israel has threatened action for years and done nothing.

That isn't going to change UNLESS Iran definitely gets nukes etc.

5 posted on 04/14/2010 6:16:53 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: blam

without the support of a u.s. president,

comrade obama,

and with bunker buster bomb deliveries sidetracked,

why would israel go alone?


6 posted on 04/14/2010 6:17:06 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: ken21

Israel has a habit of developing their own munitions.
Doubt our holding back on the bunker busters will stop the inevitable.


7 posted on 04/14/2010 6:24:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: blam

More likely that Obama will tip off Iran if it gets wind of an attack.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 6:26:30 AM PDT by AU72
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To: blam

My gut feel is that there would be significant positioning of naval assets before the flag goes up. What are the navies of the world up to - anything new and unusual? Even in the 21st century, ships still need to provisioned and deployed.


9 posted on 04/14/2010 6:29:08 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: blam

I’m sure Obumblingidiot will warn Iran.


10 posted on 04/14/2010 6:35:01 AM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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To: Carley

Canadian uranium.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 6:37:54 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

LOL......Krauthammer said he can’t sleep at night worrying about Canadian Uranium.

And then there’s Mexican Uranium..........who knew!

Pakistan not part of the discussion. They are the most likely, along with North Korea to sell their uranium to terror countries.

Anyone remember Khan, the nuclear proliferator......who is now back working in POCKESTAHN...........

You have to wonder just what type of crack is being smoked by our msm. Do they have a magic ray gun that will protect them and their families?


12 posted on 04/14/2010 6:44:08 AM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: rwfromkansas
Israel has threatened action for years and done nothing.

The only potential downside to Israel waiting until the last minute to strike is that they could miscalculate when that minute occurs.The potential upside is a regime change in Iran or the West making Iran an offer if couldn't refuse.

That isn't going to change UNLESS Iran definitely gets nukes etc.

I don't get this comment.Are you suggesting that Iran is *not*,in fact,working to get a nuke? Or are you saying that Israel will wait until *after* they get one to strike? If you doubt Iran's intentions then you're naive.If you're suggesting the other then you need to resume your meds.

13 posted on 04/14/2010 6:52:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: blam
Stock up on gasoline now?

If only we could.

14 posted on 04/14/2010 6:52:44 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: blam

Just my guess the USA deliberately is distancing itself from Israel because we know the attack is coming.


15 posted on 04/14/2010 6:55:34 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: rwfromkansas
That isn't going to change UNLESS Iran definitely gets nukes etc.

Israle must act BEFORE Iran gets nukes. It only takes ONE nuke to ruin your whole day!

16 posted on 04/14/2010 6:58:17 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: CitizenUSA

“I think Obama is just a Palestinian sympathizer like the rest of the leftists.”

Do not underestimate Obama’s cowardice. The “finger-pointer” is thinking 2 steps ahead. He doesn’t have the cojones to do what Israel knows needs to be done. When the attack comes, Obama will join the world community in verbally expressing outrage that Israel didn’t give “diplomacy” time to work even as he and the rest of the world sleep far more soundly knowing Iran has been side-lined as an immediate threat. Name a single country that wishes Saddam was still in power, yet criticism of Bush’s “illegitimate” war continues to this day.


17 posted on 04/14/2010 7:03:51 AM PDT by DrC
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To: AU72

I think Israel is too smart to give the muslim Obama a heads-up on anything.


18 posted on 04/14/2010 7:03:54 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: ken21

“why would israel go alone?”

Why did Jews prefer suicide at Masada to surrender to thugs?
Although the dust-up at the WH with Netanyahu ostensibly was over settlements, one wonders whether he didn’t deliver an unequivocal message: “President Obama, you have said repeatedly Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons is unacceptable. We agree and are prepared to launch a military attack to take out their facilities if by date X all other efforts have failed. We could use your help: bunker-busters, intelligence, flyover rights through Iraqi airspace. But if you cannot/will not help, we are prepared to go this alone. We hope you understand that our national survival is at stake.”

Needless to say, the coward in the Oval Office opted to flagrantly dis Netanyahu before the entire world rather than stand strong against an international bully. By so doing, he virtually ensured I’mANutJob will ignore sanctions on the mistaken belief that Israel wouldn’t dare go ahead without U.S. cooperation. This is the price of amateur hour at the WH.


19 posted on 04/14/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Williams

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Our Wild Weasel should be clearing the way for the IAF.


20 posted on 04/14/2010 7:21:30 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: DrC
Why did Jews prefer suicide at Masada to surrender to thugs?

I think their plea today is, no Masada, but Samson.

21 posted on 04/14/2010 11:48:14 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: blam

1. Tonight is a new moon. Israeli military, esp. AF, owns the night.

2. Yesterday Israel issued an unusually stern warning to citizens to come home NOW. (Yes, it was directed at Sianai-bound tourists and warned of imminent terrorist plots. A thin veil may cover much.)

Top off yer tank tonight. Just a thought.


22 posted on 04/14/2010 11:52:04 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: DrC

Perhaps that message is indeed en route right now - by UPS Ground.


23 posted on 04/14/2010 11:54:16 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: rwfromkansas
Pretty absurd.

Israel has threatened action for years and done nothing.

That isn't going to change UNLESS Iran definitely gets nukes etc.

I think you're dead wrong this time. Israel knows full well--and apparently they're the only ones who accept this truth--that Ahmadinejad is not pursuing nukes to increase his stature (no pun intended). They know he's pursuing them to use them. They're not gonna wait for that to happen. That little nutjob is an existential threat to the state of Israel. He fervently believes he's been chosen by Allah to pave the way for the 12th Imam, and that the way to do that is to annihilate Christians and Jews. Israel won't knowingly sit back and let him get the bomb.

And hey, on the chance he does get the bomb, I don't know that he wouldn't use it on us first. Fire a missile off a container ship (as they've practiced) parked off our coast, detonate the nuke a hundred miles or so above Indianapolis, and 75% of our country instantly goes back to 19th-century technology. We would lose tens of millions of people by the time the infrastructure could be rebuilt to barest minimums.

MM (in TX)

24 posted on 04/14/2010 12:02:48 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: MississippiMan

“Fire a missile off a container ship (as they’ve practiced) parked off our coast, detonate the nuke a hundred miles or so above Indianapolis, and 75% of our country instantly goes back to 19th-century technology. We would lose tens of millions of people by the time the infrastructure could be rebuilt to barest minimums.’

Ironically, just had this conversation with a young guy here (about to go into the Air Force BTW). My point is; if Iran is nuke capable, they WILL use it. Strategically an EMP over our heads is the best plan, their next strike would be Israel hoping for the 12th Imam to show up and save their a**. If Iran doesn’t have the bomb yet (but almost) I would expect Israel to strike soon.
Filling up my gas cans tonight!


25 posted on 04/14/2010 12:19:09 PM PDT by vanilla swirl (To argue witha person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead)
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To: ctdonath2

“by UPS Ground.”

Well, I was postulating that Bibi had pressed this issue in WH talks and that this was the real reason for the blow-up that ensued: as we’ve seen repeatedly, Obama has a bad habit of trying to divert attention whenever he’s forced to make a difficult decision.

You seem to be implying that Bibi, knowing he’s dealing with a coward, might elect to send a message too late for Obama to tip off Iran and/or otherwise screw up the operation. “Oh, gosh, Barack, you didn’t get our message? We sent it days ago. Sorry about that. We’ll make sure that the next time, we’ll keep you better informed.”

If so, I believe Israel would be best served by delivering such a message through USPS, as that would be far more likely to be delayed. As a believer in the public option for health care, Obama hardly would be in a position to complain about Israel’s using the unreliable USPS rather than the evil profit-makers UPS or Fed-Ex.


26 posted on 04/14/2010 12:22:17 PM PDT by DrC
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To: DrC
You seem to be implying

Indeed!

27 posted on 04/14/2010 12:27:55 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: vanilla swirl
Ironically, just had this conversation with a young guy here (about to go into the Air Force BTW). My point is; if Iran is nuke capable, they WILL use it. Strategically an EMP over our heads is the best plan, their next strike would be Israel hoping for the 12th Imam to show up and save their a**. If Iran doesn’t have the bomb yet (but almost) I would expect Israel to strike soon.

Agreed 100%. As for Obama, I've come to believe he's at the very least a huge Muslim sympathizer, if not a Muslim himself. I think he hates Israel and I think he doesn't care if Iran gets the bomb. I think he's really stupid enough to think his policy of "engagement" (appeasement) of the Muslim world is gonna make them like us. Or heck, maybe he's more radical than we think he is and he's fully on board for the Islamization of the U.S. No matter his motivation, he's IMHO putting us at extreme risk from terrorists AND at even greater risk of a harsh and already-overdue judgment from the Almighty.

MM (in TX)

28 posted on 04/14/2010 12:56:13 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: ken21

Not a certainty that
1) the bunker buster announcement wasn’t a headfake
2) the bombs didn’t actually reach israel


29 posted on 04/14/2010 1:05:14 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: blam

YES!


30 posted on 04/14/2010 1:12:47 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: blam

.....If so, the US does not want to be connected or involved with any attack on Iran and the Muslim world.....

Russell is wrong.

Obama is a radical left wing pacifist and wants no war because he thinks the world is beyond war. War is obsolete.

Some Muslims are not opposed to the war. The moderate Sunni Arabs will join with Israel and bring Iran to its religious knees.

The real reason will be to prevent the radical wacko Shiite Iranian Mullahs from capturing Saudi Arabia and controlling Mecca and the Hajj. Control of Mecca and the Hajj by radical clerics means control of Islam. For Iran, Control of the oil is but icing on the cake. The oil is secondary to all of Islam. Isreal is but the means to get the war started.

Israel and oil is peanuts in comparison.


31 posted on 04/14/2010 1:16:45 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: ken21

Israel will be assisted by moderate Gulf Arabs an probably Egypt. Syria is odd man out


32 posted on 04/14/2010 1:18:04 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

It will be piloted by a Saudi or Qatari pilot


33 posted on 04/14/2010 1:20:13 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

......positioning of naval assets.....

Israeli subs are positioned. They have already transited Suez with much fanfare and Egyptian permission.

The Chinese tankers promised to Iran will be sacrificed and China will wash its hands of providing gasoline. There tanker was sunk by an unknown force and the risk to others is just too great

Torpedoes from submerged subs have the same anonymity as IED’s


34 posted on 04/14/2010 1:24:44 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: DrC

You are correct, the housing flap was only cover.

The plans involve several nations and were made and agreed to when W was president. The action can proceed with Obama watching.He is pissed because he can’t prevent it.

I don’t know what will be the precipitating event but the message to Obama might come from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia rather than Bibi.


35 posted on 04/14/2010 1:30:45 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: blam

Richard Russell of the Dow Theory Letters chimes in....>>>>>

He’s an elder statesman. I read his stuff in the 1980s. A hard assets man


36 posted on 04/14/2010 1:33:24 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: MississippiMan

I hope I’m wrong. I’m just tired of waiting seeing Israel bluser for 10 years and not lift a finger.


37 posted on 04/14/2010 2:26:37 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas
I hope I’m wrong. I’m just tired of waiting seeing Israel bluser for 10 years and not lift a finger.

I think they've restrained themselves a LOT because they wanted to maintain the relationship with us. That's pretty much out the window anyway with Obama. He hates them no matter what they do.

MM (in TX)

38 posted on 04/14/2010 2:29:03 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: Kevmo; Perdogg; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ..

Thanks blam.


39 posted on 04/14/2010 6:57:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

If this guy puts his money on Intrade where his mouth is, he could make money and so can anyone who else who does likewise.

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40 posted on 04/15/2010 12:28:43 AM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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