Benny Netanyahu’s Magic Marker and the Red Line

  1. #1 by Blake on 09/30/2012 - 9:34

    Class clown

  2. #2 by Max French on 09/30/2012 - 9:34

    Julius Streicher himself couldn’t have dreamed this one up.

  3. #3 by Bob on 09/30/2012 - 9:34

    This is the same Netanyahu who has repeatedly claimed that israel never asks for Americans to “fight its wars” and that the Israelis are more than willing and capable to do so for themselves. They only ask for “support”. What a crock. The Israelis are happy to make war on unarmed civilians or poorly armed “militia” but they have no stomach for fighting an enemy who may be able to actually hit back in a real way.

    The 2006 war against Lebanon showed just how pitiful the much vaunted IDF really is when it comes to actual combat. It is reported that Hezbollah had no more than 600 full time fighters and perhaps 2000 additional “auxilliaries” (or militia). These few Lebanese, largely armed with WWII era weaponry (and a sprinkling of a few modern missiles), managed to fight the IDF to a standstill for a month.

    What was revealed in the 2006 war was that the IDF was hesitant to actually close with an enemy and engage in a stand-up fight. They had no problem standing back and lobbing artillery, missilesl and air strikes from distances where the Lebanese had no real means to hit back, but when it came to actually closing with th Lebanese and destroying them in diret combat, the IDF avoided doing so at every opportunity.

    It was this cowardly behavior wich allowed the much smaller and technically inferior Lebanese force to stand toe to toe with the IDF for a month and remain undefeated. A single American Brigade would have quite handily driven the Lebanese from the field or destroyed them because American troops eagerly and actively seek to close with their enemy and destroy them as a matter of doctrine. This is why to stand and fight against the US Army or Marine Corps is suicide in most cases. Apparently standing your ground before Israeli infantry in rough terrain or within fortified works carries no such penalty.

    The truth is that Israeli infantry have never been known for being particularly aggressive. Even during the IDF’s heyday in the 67 and 73 wars, most Arab infantry units were considered to be tactically superior to their IDF counterparts. The Israelis excelled in the use of armor and air power and were much better at managing large formation in fluid situations and it is to these strengths that their 67 and 73 victories can be attributed.

    Today the Israelis simply send Americans to fight their wars for them. This threat that the Israelis will initiate a war with an air strike against Iran seems like bluff to me. I cannot see the Israelis engaging in such a risky operation. It seems to me that they could achieve the same result without the risk by simply launching a barrage of conventionally armed Jericho missiles at Iran. No aircrews or the aircraft upon which the IDF relies so heavily would be put at risk and more importantly there is very little risk of “failure” or “defeat”. the amount of damage inflicted in such strike is not particularly important. What is important is that it draws an Iranian reaction which in turn pulls the US into a war with Iran.

    The IDF can then return to making war on women and children and leave the real fighting to the Americans, which is after all the MO they have followed for decades now.

  4. #4 by Yukon Jack on 10/02/2012 - 9:34

    The whole world just witnessed the childish immaturity of Bibi E. Coyote and his ACME bomb plot. What a laugh, this guy is so wrapped up in his war conquest fantasies he can’t even imagine how the rest of the world sees him. He ought to hang out with his intellectual equal GW Bush, and they could discuss how to control the internets and come up with some new strategery.

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