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Juval Aviv Moves to a New Country to Continue to Hawk Fear Hype

In a rational world, Juval Aviv wouldn’t be trusted any more than a hot dog salesman who spits in his mustard.

You may remember that in the summer of 2007, the self-declared “intelligence expert” made the following prediction:

I predict, based primarily on information that is floating in Europe and the Middle East, that an event is imminent and around the corner here in the United States. It could happen as soon as tomorrow, or it could happen in the next few months. Ninety days at the most.

What they’re going to do is hit six, seven or eight cities simultaneously to show sophistication and really hit the public. This time, which is the message of the day, it will not only be big cities. They’re going to try to hit rural America. They want to send a message to rural America: “You’re not protected. If you figured out that if you just move out of New York and move to Montana or to Pittsburgh, you’re not immune. We’re going to get you wherever we can and it’s easier there than in New York.”

The Fox Friends show on Fox News hyped it, conservative blogs went apoplectic over it, and e-mails calling for Holy War shot around cyberspace. Senator Trent Lott wailed on national television about it

… and as a result the Protect America Act (precursor to the FISA Amendments Act) was passed by a panicked Congress.

All that for terrorist attacks that never came. Juval Aviv was clearly full of it, and in a rational world we wouldn’t trust him any more than a hot dog salesman who spits in his mustard.

This is not a rational world. Having thoroughly eroded his credibility in the United States, Juval Aviv has simply moved on, traveling to Australia to deliver his message that Australians are all going to die, die, die:

CONTROVERSIAL global security analyst Juval Aviv briefed the community on Israel’s security amid growing international tensions over Iran this week.

Israeli-born, New York-based Aviv was the keynote speaker at WIZO Victoria’s gala dinner at the Palladium On Crown in Melbourne on August 27 in honour of Israel’s 60th birthday.

Aviv urged community members to make emergency plans in the event of a major terrorist attack, including arrangements for securing children and keeping back-up records of important documents.

Interviewed by The AJN earlier, Aviv, who runs a private security company in the US, said the world is no safer than it was immediately after the 2001 terrorist bombings in the United States…

Israel is now ready to destroy three or four nuclear sites out of 12 in Iran.

“I believe that Israel is planning to act on these reactors before Bush leaves the White House,” Mr Aviv said. “We’ve got to take a chance … the next president of America may not allow it.”

It’s the same old Juval Aviv schtick:

1. We’re all going to die
2. So we’ve got to go to war
3. Grab your kids, grab a towel, grab bottled water, and
4. Thanks for the honorarium.

Don’t fall for it like we fell for it, Australia.

21 thoughts on “Juval Aviv Moves to a New Country to Continue to Hawk Fear Hype”

  1. Scott says:

    I’m with you — the fear mongering is a bit out of control. Wonder where he’ll run too after they are tired of him in the land down under?


  2. Yawn says:

    Now this is a case of the pot calling the kettle, as its exactly what this site is doing. Smears inuendos…

  3. Jim says:

    You can’t smear an innuendo, can you?

    Come on, Yawn. Name a claim we’ve made that can’t be documented. Name one.

  4. Know Him says:

    A fraud, long civil court history nad a near conviction on a series of wire fraud counts a while back. I’ve seen his corporate “work” up close. A true scamster…

  5. John says:

    Being ready will only be crazy if nothing were to happen.
    Let a large 911 happen and you may wish you were better equipped by acting on the information you are reading. I don’t put a time line date on another 911. But the Jehad / Genie is out of the bottle and this radical misguided group is ok with killing others while taking their own life.
    Who can hide from this? Question am I ready for 72 hours or longer? If no get real.

    1. F.G. Fitzer says:

      Yes, and are we ready for a Martian invasion? It’s only a crazy question if a Martian invasion were not to happen…

  6. Jim says:

    Guess what? Juval Aviv is baaaaack, yet again making these dire predictions about imminent terrorist attacks against 5, 6 or 7 cities.

  7. JimZ says:

    I feel sorry for the next generation. It’ll probably happen when you least expect it, super bowl etc. I don’t know what can be done to stop these fanatics. But we all need to be more aware and protect one another. Don’t be afraid to report something suspicious. God help us.

    1. Jim says:

      Be sure to say exactly the same thing in two years, on national TV.

  8. JimZ says:


    1. F.G. Fitzer says:

      Well, JimZ, if you approve of Juval Aviv’s work, you’ll just go ahead repeating these claims of imminent danger over and over, year after year, even as they keep on not coming true.

  9. JimZ says:

    Oh I see. Put my head in the sand and pretend everything will be alright. Doing nothing and pretending the unattended bag at the airport should not be reported.

    1. F.G. Fitzer says:

      When has an unattended bag ever hurt you? Take your head out of the sand, and stop being afraid of beaches.

  10. JimZ says:

    If History has taught me anything I won’t have to wait two years for the terrorists to hurt innocent people on a train, plane, ship, building or wherever else the cowards want to strike. But never face to face.

    1. F.G. Fitzer says:

      Yeah, well if history has taught you anything, it’s that you won’t have to wait two years for the sharks to attack innocent people either. That doesn’t mean it’s a truly big problem that you need to get all frightened about. Buck up, JimZ! Get some backbone! Stop being afraid!

  11. Jim says:

    Some people, somewhere, sure. There are well over six billion people on the planet. Kooks blowing shit up will always happen, no matter what you do. But it’s been nearly eight years since there was any terrorist attack in the United States of any significance… and the frequency of terrorist attacks in the United States before 2001 was quite low. There’s this assumption that Now Things Are Very Different, but how do you know they aren’t just as before, except for your perception?

  12. JimZ says:

    I guess the ten unattended bags on the Madrid train were harmless to the 191 people that died.

    1. F.G. Fitzer says:

      I guess the sharks that ate and ripped apart those people were harmless too… See the pattern? These are bad things, JimZ, bad things that almost never happen to anybody.

      What you are sorely lacking is a little ol’ thing called perspective.

      Almost 7 billion people on Earth, and 191 are killed in one unusual incident one year, halfway around the world, and you think that there’s a serious danger to you? Do the math, and you’ll see that there’s almost no chance of any unattended bags ever causing any harm to you.

      So, calm down, JimZ. I’m not jumping on board the panic wagon with you.

  13. JimZ says:

    I glad the pizza delivery guys at Fort Dix didn’t get a chance to carry out thier mission. Somebody must have took notice, but not you F. G. Couldn’t happen right?

    1. F.G. Fitzer says:

      JimZ, just do the math, will you? How many people are killed by terrorism every year, as opposed those that are killed by cigarettes? Look it up.

  14. mc says:

    wake up out there!!! of course we are bound to have another terrorist attack occur on american soil! it’s only a matter of time. take off your rose colored glasses and start to understand the importance of being aware of this and help to find ways to prevent it from happening, instead of talking about the improbability of it all.
    any educated person understands that the only improbability is that a terrorist attack will NOT occur right here in the u.s.a. have you ever thought about how many attacks may have been stopped thanks to our heightened security?? plenty, i’m sure!

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