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IDF: Very nice IDF promotion video (Israel Defense Forces)
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Posted on 09/19/2004 6:36:59 AM PDT by dennisw

A bit like an MTV video. Very good production.

 

http://www.idf.il/media/IDF_mail.wmv

 


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: idf; israel; israeldefenseforces

1 posted on 09/19/2004 6:36:59 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Who cares?


2 posted on 09/19/2004 6:44:33 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: dennisw

Inspiring. I just wish the pixilation wasn't quite so bad (or was it just me?)


3 posted on 09/19/2004 6:54:34 AM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: Ordinary_American
Who cares?

obviously not you, so why even go to the thread?

4 posted on 09/19/2004 6:55:54 AM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: Optimist

Foreign propaganda


5 posted on 09/19/2004 6:58:08 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: Ordinary_American
Foreign propaganda

Just like the Bible no doubt ...

also made by the Jews ...

Boo !


6 posted on 09/19/2004 7:05:47 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: af_vet_1981

Who cares about the IDF? Just a foreign nation's military.


7 posted on 09/19/2004 7:13:17 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: dennisw
I'm glad there were subtitles to that.

There's subtitles to this video as well.
8 posted on 09/19/2004 7:14:01 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: Ordinary_American
Who cares about the IDF? Just a foreign nation's military.

You do. You cared enough to comment on it. Not that you would be in a position to know, but there have been many foreign officers from many different countries in our country collaborating with our military in one form or another. Some say ignorance is bliss. I think it is poison.

9 posted on 09/19/2004 7:16:47 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: af_vet_1981
there have been many foreign officers from many different countries in our country collaborating with our military in one form or another.

Minimal at best, especially the IDF contribution.

10 posted on 09/19/2004 7:23:08 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: RandallFlagg
There's subtitles to this video as well.

LOL.

11 posted on 09/19/2004 7:27:19 AM PDT by csvset (Beware of pajama clad bloggers seeking the truth)
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To: af_vet_1981
there have been many foreign officers from many different countries in our country collaborating with our military in one form or another.

Mainly spying

12 posted on 09/19/2004 7:27:30 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: Ordinary_American

You keep asking "who cares?"

Why should anyone care what YOU think? Are you the arbiter of significance here?

"Foreign propaganda"

So, you would not have American schoolchildren study Churchill's speeches? Or do you perhaps think he tricked us into a war on the wrong side?

What are you afraid of in Israel making its case?


13 posted on 09/19/2004 7:32:50 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (This message prepared with MS-CBS Word 72 software)
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To: atomic conspiracy
What are you afraid of in Israel making its case?

Precisely, foreign propaganda, and should be viewed as such.

14 posted on 09/19/2004 7:36:09 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: Ordinary_American

Boo Hoo HAHAHAHAHAH

Tell me you are being sarcastic......


15 posted on 09/19/2004 7:37:19 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: Ordinary_American

"Minimal at best, especially the IDF contribution."

I have been around FR for a while and I must say....that this is one of the most ignorant statements I have ever read by someone from our side.... I am truly astonished.


16 posted on 09/19/2004 7:41:53 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: RandallFlagg
That was FUNNY!
17 posted on 09/19/2004 7:42:39 AM PDT by Urbane_Guerilla
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To: Ordinary_American
"Precisely, foreign propaganda, and should be viewed as such."

Not an answer, but it might be the lamest response I have ever gotten on Free Republic. You have no trouble expressing opinions but supporting them seems to be a challenge for you.

18 posted on 09/19/2004 7:43:10 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (This message prepared with MS-CBS Word 72 software)
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To: Urbane_Guerilla

Thanks. My Wife tried sending it to me at work Friday Night, but it wouldn't play.

I wonder where it's from? Most likely Comedy Central.


19 posted on 09/19/2004 7:44:58 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: RandallFlagg

Dude, that was hysterical!!!


20 posted on 09/19/2004 7:45:12 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: Walkingfeather
I have been around FR for a while and I must say....that this is one of the most ignorant statements I have ever read by someone from our side.... I am truly astonished.

O.k. provide your evidence.

21 posted on 09/19/2004 7:45:32 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: Fruitbat

I've been avoiding putting it on it's own thread due to the FR system problems lately. So, I'll just plant it here and there.


22 posted on 09/19/2004 7:46:31 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: Ordinary_American

Sorry pal you are the one to make such a statement.... YOU provide the evidence that ..."Minimal at best, especially the IDF contribution."


23 posted on 09/19/2004 7:48:23 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: Walkingfeather
Sorry pal you are the one to make such a statement....

Not possible to prove a negative. You claim the IDF is making a huge contribution to U.S. security. Provide the evidence.

24 posted on 09/19/2004 7:51:18 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: Ordinary_American
Strange... he's been here long enough not to be a troll, but his posts so far seem very troll like???

For someone who doesn't care he has already posted 4 times in this thread?

A sleeper agent troll?

Now to address you not so Ordinary_American, the IDF happens to be right on the front lines of the fight against terror and even more so than the US because they get it right in their homes, so we should care and be happy that the only decent place in the entire middle east has a strong military and is still surving against the hoards of 13 century 'holy warriors' who want them all dead.

Their continued survival is a victory for all of us.

25 posted on 09/19/2004 7:51:40 AM PDT by battousai (Islamic terrorists are like cancer... can you negotiate with Cancer?)
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To: battousai
IDF happens to be right on the front lines of the fight against terror

For Israel not for the U.S.

26 posted on 09/19/2004 7:54:40 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: Ordinary_American

again I claimed nothing.... it was YOU that claimed that .... Please back up your statement or recant it.


27 posted on 09/19/2004 7:55:32 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: Walkingfeather
again I claimed nothing

Exactly

28 posted on 09/19/2004 7:57:11 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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For Israel not for the U.S.

how's that? are we suddenly fighting different terrorists? Last time I checked they were all islamonazi child killers?

29 posted on 09/19/2004 7:57:52 AM PDT by battousai (Islamic terrorists are like cancer... can you negotiate with Cancer?)
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To: Ordinary_American

What you are saying is no different than what Dan Rather says...." I make the statement now you prove Im wrong. " Well come on.... If not there is no reason to continue to talk to a fool like you.


30 posted on 09/19/2004 7:59:43 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: battousai
how's that? are we suddenly fighting different terrorists? Last time I checked they were all islamonazi child killers?

IDF is not fighting al Qaeda or Taliban.

31 posted on 09/19/2004 8:00:54 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: Walkingfeather
If not there is no reason to continue to talk to a fool like you.

Name calling? I win.

32 posted on 09/19/2004 8:02:15 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: Ordinary_American

BUUUZZZZZZ..... I'm sorry you have NO CLUE.... thank you for playing......please pick up your case of ricearoni as you leave.

That tells it right there.... I'm gone ...its pointless.


33 posted on 09/19/2004 8:03:45 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: Ordinary_American
First off, I've noticed a slight trend here. I'm sure you're quite disappointed that this story didn't work out for you. A non-story which, unfortunately for you, doesn't seem to have shown Israel spying on us.

Secondly, this American officer is proud to use the same aircraft against the same enemies as our Israeli allies.
34 posted on 09/19/2004 8:18:53 AM PDT by HerrKobes (The opinions stated herein do not represent the official views of the US govt, DOD or USAF)
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It reminds me of Monty Python.

I really wish there was more satire and comedy ridiculing jihadis and their death cult religion.

Phil Hendrie out of Los Angeles has had some hilarious stuff on his show. He is a liberal Democrat who is voting for W b/c of the war.

Hendrie has said a new movie, Team America, is side-splitting. It satirizes the Michael Moores of this world.

I found the trailer here and it has definitely piqued my interest:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/team_america/

35 posted on 09/19/2004 8:20:54 AM PDT by Urbane_Guerilla
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To: Urbane_Guerilla
It reminds me of Monty Python.

That's EXACTLY what I thought of when I saw it!

I really wish there was more satire and comedy ridiculing jihadis and their death cult religion.

Phil Hendrie out of Los Angeles has had some hilarious stuff on his show. He is a liberal Democrat who is voting for W b/c of the war.


I listened to Phil when he took over for, "Mr. KFI," in San Diego when I was stationed there almost 10 years ago. I've always loved him, but I never get a chance to listen (Too devoted to Rush).

Hendrie has said a new movie, Team America, is side-splitting. It satirizes the Michael Moores of this world.

I've heard of it. I usually wait for DVDs ever since smokers were banished from theaters.
36 posted on 09/19/2004 8:28:36 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: Ordinary_American
Who cares?

I care. My son is a soldier in the IDF.

37 posted on 09/19/2004 8:33:14 AM PDT by Alouette (Professionals built the Titanic...amateurs built the Ark)
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To: HerrKobes
against the same enemies

the Israelis are fighting for their own purposes, not for the U.S.

38 posted on 09/19/2004 8:33:45 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: Alouette

God bless your Son!


39 posted on 09/19/2004 8:34:51 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: Ordinary_American
the Israelis are fighting for their own purposes, not for the U.S.

Of course they are. Why would they fight for us?

It seems we're the only country on this planet with the resources and the will to fight for others. Whether you agree with it or not, it is true.
40 posted on 09/19/2004 8:56:05 AM PDT by HerrKobes (The opinions stated herein do not represent the official views of the US govt, DOD or USAF)
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"It seems we're the only country on this planet with the resources and the will to fight for others."

We are the only ones. Without us, the world would descend into chaos.

41 posted on 09/19/2004 9:04:36 AM PDT by Reactionary
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To: HerrKobes
Of course they are. Why would they fight for us?

It seems we're the only country on this planet with the resources and the will to fight for others. Whether you agree with it or not, it is true.

Not entirely correct, but it is important not to pretend that there is anything more than self-interest involved.

42 posted on 09/19/2004 9:04:47 AM PDT by Ordinary_American
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To: dennisw
Great video!

Yossi would like it.

Letters From Home and I'm Already There are good patriotic USA music videos.

43 posted on 09/19/2004 9:16:25 AM PDT by Alouette (Professionals built the Titanic...amateurs built the Ark)
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To: Ordinary_American

"Minimal at best, especially the IDF contribution."




Israeli Weapons Systems Employed by the U.S.

Israel, a small nation surrounded by enemies many times her size, has long been known as a great innovator of cutting-edge military technology at affordable costs. Over the years, Israel's ingenuity has helped it win many battles and protect the lives of its soldiers. American interest in Israeli systems is growing as the U.S. military looks for ways to decrease its spending and minimize casualties during wartime. "Made in Israel" solutions are now meeting some of America's biggest needs.

ITALD (Improved Tactical Air Launched Decoy)

These jet powered, unpiloted decoys look and maneuver like an airplance. They are used to confuse enemy radar and draw the fire away from the piloted aircraft. Therefore, piloted aircraft can perform their missions under "safer" conditions because enemy radar attention is diverted and the enemy's air defense power is degraded. Earlier unpowered glider versions of the ITALD were used extensively during the initial stages of the Gulf War and in Bosnia.

Reactive Armor Tiles

These tiles, developed by the IDF after the Yom Kippur War, protect its tanks and the soldiers operating them. These tiles overlay the tank's armor and have explosives embedded in them that explode outward when hit by missiles. The explosion destroys and repels the incoming missile before it penetrates the tank's main armor. During the 1982 Lebanon war, not a single Israeli tank equipped with these tiles was lost to enemy fire. The Army has received funds to outfit several hundred armored vehicles used in peacekeeping or urban combat operations with the protective tile sets.

Litening

The Litening is a navigation and targeting device that enables aircraft to fly and target in bad weather and at night. The Litening transforms older planes into round-the-clock fighters. The Litening is equipped with two cameras. One uses heat sensors to identify targets at night and during bad weather. A second provides powerful images from long-range, and therefore safer, distances during the day. The U.S. Air National Guard, a quarter of whose fleet cannot fly at night, has purchased the Litening to enhance the capabilities of its F-16s. The Litening is also being purchased by the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Popeye/ HAVE NAP AGM-142

The HAVE NAP AGM-142, known as the Popeye, is used to destroy targets, such as concrete military bunkers, with exceptional precision from great distances. It is the only air-to-ground missile that can be retargeted after launch. The United States uses the Popeye on B-52 bombers. A small number of these aircraft, armed with the Popeye, were deployed to Europe for use in Kosovo. The Popeye's unique capabilities are especially useful for the types of pinpoint strikes seen in Operation Allied Force.

UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)

The introduction of the UAV has been one of the most important factors enabling the United States to fight effective air wars with a minimum of casualties. Today, the United States has one of the largest fleets of Israeli-made UAVs. UAVs are used to identify targets and assess bomb damage without putting pilots at risk. During the Gulf War, as well as in Kosovo, Israeli-made Pioneer and Hunter UAVs were used to stop hard-to-detect targets such as missile launchers, artillery units and command and control bunkers. This information enabled commanders to target their aircraft to destroy these sites.

Python-4-Air-to-Air Missile

The Python-4 is recognized as the world' most advanced short-range air-to-air missile. Unlike other missiles of its kind, the Python can fire at targets from any angle, not just those directly in front of it. This gives it a much larger zone in which in can effectively destroy enemy aircraft.

Army/Ground

* Simon: A system used to access buildings with locked or barricaded doors without endangering U.S. troops or the people inside.
* AN/PRC-149 Radio Set and AN/URT-140 Radio Beacon Set: Radio sets signal search and rescue satellites, which in turn beam the location of lost personnel to every receiving station within range.
* SINCGARS Tactical Communications: Employing a number of high-tech Israeli electronic components, this is the most widely used tactical radio in the U.S. Army inventory.
* Marine Amphibious Vehicle Armor Upgrade: An add-on layer of non-reactive armor tiles, this system greatly improves the survivability of U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles.
* Mine Plows: Both the U.S. army and the Marine Corps have attached these armored plows to the front end of their tanks, enabling the lead tank in a column to push land mines aside, thus allowing safe passage for the rest of the vehicles.
* CLAMS: Used by U.S. Marine Corps tank crews in the Gulf War, this system enabled columns of tanks to navigate safely through enemy minefields.
* UZI 9mm Submachine Gun: The U.S. Secret Service currently uses this world-renowned automatic weapon.
* B300/SMAW Bunker-Busting Missile: The U.S. Marine Corps procured this missile for use in destroying deeply buried and hardened concrete-reinforced bunkers.
* Towed Assault Bridge: Both the U.S. Army and Marine Corp attached these devices to their tanks, enabling a single tank to cross obstacles up to approximately 30 feet wide without any additional assistance.

Naval

* Pioneer UAV: Used in Kosovo, this remote-controlled surveillance aircraft enables operators to see targets and conduct bomb damage assessment day or night, and through smoke, fog or dust.
* Tactical Air-Launched Decoy: The TALD, used extensively by the U.S. Navy in the Gulf war, is an unpowered glider used to confuse and thwart enemy ground and airborne radar operators, thus protecting U.S. pilots.
* Vertical Launch System (VLS): Used extensively by the U.S. Navy in the Gulf war, these launchers sent sea-to-sea, sea-to-air, and anti-submarine and Tomahawk cruise missiles from the bellies of the U.S. Navy cruisers into action against Iraqi targets.

Air Warfare

* Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System: This system allows fighter pilots to target enemy aircraft by using a display within their helmet to guide the missiles at the target they are looking at, rather than having to maneuver their aircraft into an attack position.
* Night Targeting System (NTS): The NTS is used on U.S. Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters and allows the Cobra pilots to operate day or night, in good and bad weather. It also provides automatic targeting, easing the gunner's workload in flight.
* Helicopter Crash Survival Seats: These seats drastically reduce the effects of a helicopter crash by absorbing much of the crash's energy, resulting in fewer injuries and fatalities.
* Light Defender SEAD System: Designed to suppress enemy air defense capabilities, this highly versatile precision munition can find and destroy enemy air defenses even when they are non-transmitting or silent. It can also be retargeted in flight.
* 600 Gallon Fuel Tanks: This external fuel tank greatly increases the range of U.S. and Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers.
* Kfir Fighter Aircraft: Designed and developed in Israel in the early 1980s, this fighter was loaned to the United States for use in simulated combat missions and training.



Should I continue?



44 posted on 04/17/2005 12:33:32 PM PDT by IAF ThunderPilot (The basic point of the Israel Defense Forces: -Israel cannot afford to lose a single war.)
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