Israel and the next war

I wrote a couple of comments tonight on the JPost website – excellent newspaper. From this I feel enough to write a short article here.

Israel is about to listen to a report from the Knesset’s FAD Committee on the 2nd Lebanon war and the “peaceniks” and second hand Marxian defeatists will shortly be howling outrage. Why? Because the committee has kept to a sound military tradition of rationally analysing the events of the war and looking for what could be improved.
The war was badly handled on the strategic front and I would expect the then top brass of the IDF and the Cabinet to have forgotten that in all matters war, one should keep in mind Guderian’s motto, “Klotzen, nicht klerken”.
Israel should have mobilised for full war, calling up reserves, invaded as far as Beirut and spent time rooting out the Hizbollah strongholds, reserves and political infrastructure. The shock of a coordinated ground-air invasion would have unnerved Nasrallah, stunned Syria, Egypt and Iran and restored Israel to the state of feared respect that brought peace with Egypt and Jordan. The destruction of Hizbollah’s state-within-a-state would have been a blessing for Lebanon in the long run, hindered Iranian and Syrian interference in the country and bolstered Lebanese, not Arab nationalism. The next step would have been to have retaken the Gaza Strip in a similar operation, no more than two weeks after completion of the fighting in the north and have broken Hamas’ hold over that territory.
Israel must remember that in some sense, every war and military action taken must be undertaken in the knowledge that her very survival is at stake. There are few friends for Jews in the world, let alone Jews with land and guns. The BBC and its affiliates will continue in the medium future to paint every religious Jew as a potential extremist, lusting to steal land and shoot babies (blood libel, anyone?), while the Islamic world hate them for so many reasons.
A critical aspect of modern war, which the US and British militaries have learnt to a degree, and the IDF is only just beginning to cotton onto, is media control. Bomb the Hizbollah tv crews – they are declared enemies, not non-combatants, kill the terrorists spiritual leaders, be ruthless, because of a war of survival is not one to be bound by the ridiculousness of legal ethics.

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3 Responses to Israel and the next war

  1. ..and restored Israel to the state of feared respect that brought peace with Egypt and Jordan

    This “respect” is simply possible because the U.S. leadership supports Israel. Without it, Israel will not exist. And what did the “peace” with Jordan and Egypt offer the two countries? Absolutely nothing! Israelis are still unwelcomed in either country and if they do show up as tourists, they are under heavy guard by the military of each country. In other words, this “peace” is no peace.

    The destruction of Hizbollah’s state-within-a-state would have been a blessing for Lebanon in the long run, hindered Iranian and Syrian interference in the country and bolstered Lebanese, not Arab nationalism

    Most Lebanese – except for a few Maronites – identify with Hizbollah through which the country regained its dignity by defeating the “feared” Israeli army and expelling from Lebanon.

    Israel must remember that in some sense, every war and military action taken must be undertaken in the knowledge that her very survival is at stake

    Time to sing a new song! We’re tired of hearing how Israel is the underdog! Israel is no less than an Apartheid state!

    The BBC and its affiliates will continue in the medium future to paint every religious Jew as a potential extremist, lusting to steal land and shoot babies

    The truth hurts, does it not? Even Israelis admitted to the fact that the lands on which they live are stolen lands. The videos from reporters show the barbaric actions of the Zionist soldier and many have now come forward and are touring the U.S. to reveal the truth!

    The facts are clear for the World to see. Israel is a Nazi-like Apartheid state of terrorists. Period.

    ATW

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  3. wien1938 says:

    Ah! Another of the left-wing anti-semites have arrived – I didn’t expect you but welcome to my little corner of the world.
    1. “Respect”. Jews have been hated in the Middle East long before Israel was founded or the Zionist movement started. Telling me otherwise is pointless, since you would have to refute the evidence of pogroms and persecution.
    The US is at best an unreliable ally but better than the gutless Europeans, who will shriek “never again” about genocide but allow it happen, while their companies sell to those regimes.
    What did peace offer? Hmm. How about reduced military expenditure, trade and peace?

    2. Have you paid any attention to Lebanon? The Shias are not even half the country, the Palestinian “refugees” have no rights in Lebanese law and the rest – the Druse, the Sunnis, the Maronites and others have no wish to live under an Islamic republic akin to Iran.

    3. Hmm. How many people hate Jews, especially when it can be painted up as anti-Israel? How many nations in the UN back discriminatory statements against Israel? How long have the Arabs been trying commit genocide? What was the Jordanean army boasting about before their defeat in the 6 Day War? Umm. Was it the plans to shoot the entire population of Israel?

    4. Those reporters are generally speaking, liars. The IDF behaves better than most armies, simply because the Jewish nation and Israel have a strong committment though their culture and religion to the truth and to human rights.

    5. “Nazi-like Apartheid state”? Umm. What evidence? What basis for that accusation? Where is the discriminatory legislation, where is the non-existence of human rights, where are the disenfrancised Arabs? Isn’t the truth that Israel is the only advocate of human rights, secularism and democracy in the Middle East? Why is it that only in Israel can Arabs and Druse vote for a government actually in control of its own territory?
    If you mean the disputed territories, the problem is that they belong to no one, not even the PalArabs. They are non-state territories, so have no legal status. Israel as the occupying power has a duty of care towards the inhabitants but that is that until a political settlement can be arrived at.
    Take a look at the state Hamas has established in Gaza for the alternative vision to Israel.

    In short, fuck off you racist bastard.

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