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Feminine force behind IDF missile boats
Yediot Achronot ^ | 08/06/06 | Hagai Einav

Posted on 08/06/2006 12:44:16 PM PDT by JOHN ADAMS

Under shadow of rockets and mortars, young women soldiers direct IDF warships to destroy enemy targets in Lebanon. Girls know it's scary, but important

Hagai Einav

In recent days, Israel's Navy has intensified its operations to eliminate the threat of rocket attacks on Nahariya, Haifa and the Krayot area. On Sunday, a Ynet crew had the unique opportunity to visit the naval operations room, where young women soldiers direct INF missile boats in their mission to destroy terrorist rocket launchers.

A group of female soldiers, who constitute 80 percent of the personnel in the outpost, have been laboring around the clock for 26 days, in an attempt to prevent a continuation of rocket attacks on the north-west.

Women at work, in an operations room (Photo: Hagai Aharon)

One of these ladies is Cpl. Moran Kdushim, 20, who has served for more than a year in the outpost as a shift leader.

"The first days weren’t easy," she says. "Managing such a complicated operation, while the outpost is under attack from rockets and mortars, is scary, but it's also toughening. The girls here have incredible responsibility on their shoulders and they consider it an honor to have the important job of communicating with the crews at sea."

Kdushim explains that the women's young age doesn't constitute a problem because they underwent extensive training and are now executing the things they have learned. 'Manning' one of the control systems, we met Sgt. Sivan Cohen from Nahariya. While on leave, she spent time with her family in their fortified structure. Back in the army, she sits in front of a control screen, in order to help stop the next barrage from being launched on her home.

In front of a control screen (Photo: Hagai Aharon)

"We've been here for almost three weeks straight…It's like an unending school trip. We have a strong military and, alongside the strength demonstrated by residents of the north such as my parents, we are waging a difficult battle along the Lebanon coast," Sivan says.

After success, comes fulfillment

At approximately 12 p.m. the radars show a group of missile boats that sailed out in order to attack targets on the Lebanon coast, including Hizbullah outposts that house rocket launchers.

Cpl. Nitzan Yogev holds the two way radio and directs the crew to the target. A few seconds later, she receives the report of a direct hit on all targets, a foil of an attempted rocket launch towards Nahariya. The missile-boats, their mission completed, return safely to Israeli shores.

"After every success, there's a feeling of fulfillment. We feel that we helped reduce the damage that could have resulted from that launching," Yogev explains. "We have become a close-knit group over the past three weeks, fighting here, eating here, sleeping here, and feeling that the weight of the mission is on our shoulders."

Focused on helping ships at sea (Photo: Hagai Aharon)

Head of the navy's command and control system in the north, Lt. Cdr. Amnon Kinreich, expressed pride in his unit's operations. "When the fighting started, they wanted to replace the girls who man the station with male combat soldiers and I explained to them that the most effective force for the job was already in place. I supervise the girls in their work in real time…Much of the time, the outpost is under heavy fire."

"To see them sitting in the fortified structure, focused on identifying, and helping the ships' crews, makes me truly proud. Their main job in the battle is ongoing communication with air, land and sea forces, cooperation that is important cooperation both to foil attacks and to assist our forces serving in mortal danger in order to protect residents of the north," he continued.

The Ynet crew watched for two hours, up close, as the girls and their officers, who have already participated in several successful operations in enemy territory, continued their intensive work.

Despite the successes, the fighting continues - shift leaders and deputy shit leaders work 12 hours straight before earning a break and controllers work six hours shifts, staring at the shoreline and border fence, instructing naval teams in various operations and guiding them back to Israeli shores with achievements and, more importantly, with no casualties.

"It's like we're in a closed ship, only without the rocking of the waves," Kinreich concludes. "We're closed off in this room and working around the clock in a closed area – determined to win this battle."

(08.06.06, 22:16)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; banglist; draftme; feminism; friskmeplease; girlswithguns; hizballah; idfgirls; israel; israelidefenseforce; isurrender; signmeup; terror
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While the Muslims wrap their women in black bedsheets and don't let them out of the house, this is what the women of hegemonic,colonialist Israel are doing with their time. Remind me -- which side is the "progressive" left supporting in this battle, and why?
1 posted on 08/06/2006 12:44:18 PM PDT by JOHN ADAMS
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To: JOHN ADAMS








Yeah, I have got to visit Israel.
2 posted on 08/06/2006 12:47:24 PM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

The next best thing to Muslims getting their asses handed to them in battle by "inferior" females is the pleasant mental image of carpet-bombing these a-holes with assorted pig-entrails.


3 posted on 08/06/2006 12:48:50 PM PDT by kromike
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Nice pics when you click on the link. I'm way too old and way too married, but still I can observe that the state of Israel is way out front of its enemies in more ways than one. I'm sure these young ladies inspire the men to act like men. And they're doing everyone a great service with their courage.


4 posted on 08/06/2006 12:50:12 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Civilization and democracy are under attack in Israel. Stand by her.)
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To: Crazieman

hmmm, women who like to blow things......up. Quite interesting. Do they also have the Amazon brigade?


5 posted on 08/06/2006 12:50:34 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

bump


6 posted on 08/06/2006 12:54:17 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Islam is a subsingularity memetic perversion : (http://www.orionsarm.com/topics/perversities.html))
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To: JOHN ADAMS; Crazieman; elhombrelibre
More Israeli soldier pics here - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1677959/posts?page=15#15
7 posted on 08/06/2006 12:58:12 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Hey, look man, I didn't mean to shoot the son of a b!tch. The gun went off. I don't know why.)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
The mother lode of photos of Israeli women soldiers
8 posted on 08/06/2006 12:58:30 PM PDT by caspera
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To: Crazieman

Indeed.


9 posted on 08/06/2006 12:59:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: caspera

I am not worthy. :(


10 posted on 08/06/2006 1:02:37 PM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

That may define the difference; unlike men, women don’t like to blow “things” up but pi$$ us off enough or threaten our families and we will not hesitate to blow up the bad guys… and we don’t have to be Amazons to do it :)


11 posted on 08/06/2006 1:05:15 PM PDT by Caramelgal (There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.)
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To: caspera

Wowzer!


12 posted on 08/06/2006 1:09:48 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

It ought to be against the rules of war to field an army like that.


13 posted on 08/06/2006 1:11:04 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Civilization and democracy are under attack in Israel. Stand by her.)
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To: Crazieman

In 1988, I was, at the last moment, pulled off a classified (at the time) USAF deployment to Israel. When my guys got back, they were in total disbelief at the number of "Babes" in the IDF! They went on and on about it for weeks. Said they couldn't wait to go back. Biggest regret of my career, missing that deployment.


14 posted on 08/06/2006 1:11:32 PM PDT by go-dubya-04
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To: caspera

15 posted on 08/06/2006 1:14:11 PM PDT by caspera
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To: caspera

I'm sure for any young Israeli lad in the IDF he takes no umbrage if one of these female soldiers offers to help him learn more about the tactic of cover and concealment, even if he must do it after hours and on his own time.


16 posted on 08/06/2006 1:16:45 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Civilization and democracy are under attack in Israel. Stand by her.)
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To: Caramelgal

You are absolutely right. I have pissed off my share of women and I can attest to how angry and violent you gals can get. The arabs should know better than to piss of a Jewish woman.


17 posted on 08/06/2006 1:17:23 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Yep. Shrouding a woman head to toe making her feel ashamed of what she is, treating her like a piece of livestock (or human explosive device), forcing her to walk ten steps behind, keeping her unenlightened and uneducated or saying to woman; I value you, you are my partner and though you may not be as physically as strong and muscular as I am, here’s what you can do to help (not me but) us….

Who would you rather have at your side when the chips are down?


18 posted on 08/06/2006 1:25:41 PM PDT by Caramelgal (There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Ohhh yeah. Don't want to do that.

In fact it was a Israeli female friend that admitted to me the old saying "Piss us off and we'll tell our grandkids to dance on your grave"


19 posted on 08/06/2006 1:26:43 PM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
I enhanced what is on her screen:


20 posted on 08/06/2006 1:29:51 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 66-68)
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To: caspera
More good stuff

Compare and contrast to Women of Hizb'Allah:

21 posted on 08/06/2006 1:38:06 PM PDT by caspera
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To: elhombrelibre
It ought to be against the rules of war to field fight an army like that.

There, fixed it. ;-)

22 posted on 08/06/2006 1:48:26 PM PDT by wyattearp (Study! Study! Study! Or BONK, BONK, on the head!)
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To: caspera
How to give Sara Brady and her ilk the "heebie-jeebies!" (yes, I know! lol)

Notice the belts and what's tucked into them.

Mark

23 posted on 08/06/2006 1:51:33 PM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: MarkL

How in the world did you ever manage to focus on their belts?


24 posted on 08/06/2006 1:55:28 PM PDT by wyattearp (Study! Study! Study! Or BONK, BONK, on the head!)
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To: Crazieman
Ohhh yeah. Don't want to do that.

In fact it was a Israeli female friend that admitted to me the old saying "Piss us off and we'll tell our grandkids to dance on your grave"


Somehow I don't think that applies only to Israeli women – LOL
25 posted on 08/06/2006 2:18:59 PM PDT by Caramelgal (There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.)
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To: MarkL

I take it those aren't maxipads.


26 posted on 08/06/2006 2:19:08 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: caspera

Hot babe with gun alert!!!!!


27 posted on 08/06/2006 2:28:52 PM PDT by Red6
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To: caspera
The mother lode of photos of Israeli women soldiers

You got that right!

I'm adopted, can't prove any heritage, but I wonder if they'll take a prior service Marine. I can learn Hebrew...

28 posted on 08/06/2006 2:29:22 PM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Crazieman

Did Adnan Hajj take these photos by any chance? Seems to me those screens look highly pixellated.
sarc/


29 posted on 08/06/2006 2:29:23 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free!)
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To: caspera

She's got good taste too! I used an ACOG/M4 combo as well!


30 posted on 08/06/2006 2:30:02 PM PDT by Red6
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To: JOHN ADAMS

This is important information about the Israelis. I'm so very tired of listening to politicians here in the U.S.A. about what they would do to end this battle - yada, yada, yada. Here are young Israeli women fighting for their country and their very lives. God Bless the Israeli military (men and women) and God Bless our American military (men and women). And God damn terrorists and the left-wing media.


31 posted on 08/06/2006 2:30:22 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: elhombrelibre

Bump. Brave girls, so young, so pretty, G*d Bless them and keep them safe.


32 posted on 08/06/2006 2:38:33 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: MarkL
Or how about this?

You don't see that every day. Well, maybe over there you do.
33 posted on 08/06/2006 2:38:38 PM PDT by caspera
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To: caspera

By the way, I thought Israel banned women from combat units, due to high losses in previous wars. Is that not true?


34 posted on 08/06/2006 2:58:29 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: real saxophonist
How would you like finding her in your Chanukah stocking?

35 posted on 08/06/2006 2:59:49 PM PDT by Basel2005
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To: jpsb
"By the way, I thought Israel banned women from combat units, due to high losses in previous wars. Is that not true?" No longer. Check this out at today's Ynet (article + video): Women reservists who scare Hizbullah
36 posted on 08/06/2006 3:05:32 PM PDT by Basel2005
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To: caspera

I can she she's really wanting me.

37 posted on 08/06/2006 3:10:21 PM PDT by fso301
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To: JOHN ADAMS
... I explained to them that the most effective force for the job was already in place.

Female voices are also easier to understand clearly over a radio.
38 posted on 08/06/2006 3:15:51 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Basel2005

Hmmm, thanks for the correction, I dn't think women in combat units is a good idea, but maybe I am just old fashioned. Certainly Israel is not the USA, and must decide what is best for Isreal and it's young women. I hate to see young women directly engaged in combat.


39 posted on 08/06/2006 3:17:26 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: fso301

"I can she she's really wanting me."

In that alternative universe, you're also far richer than Bill Gates and Prince Charles is your butler. :-)


40 posted on 08/06/2006 3:21:46 PM PDT by Basel2005
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To: jpsb

I agree.


41 posted on 08/06/2006 3:22:16 PM PDT by Basel2005
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To: caspera
The mother lode of photos of Israeli women soldiers

Wow. The mother lode indeed. And a big "thank you!" to whomever tailored their pants! They seem to fit quite well.

42 posted on 08/06/2006 3:33:31 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: JOHN ADAMS

It is a sacrifice, but I volunteer to be the lone male sationed with these IDF women.

Purely to help them relax.

Kinda a USO entertainment thing. Kinda.


43 posted on 08/06/2006 3:54:53 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Look for the Union label--on the tunnel ceiling as it smashes your car!)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
Allah to a recently killed terrorist:

"You were killed by a Jewish woman and you're asking about virgins?"

44 posted on 08/06/2006 4:01:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: caspera
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

45 posted on 08/06/2006 4:45:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: JOHN ADAMS

My brother visited Israel in January. He has since tried to get on with the IDF as a Gentile Dog. Failing that, I believe he is trying to get back to Haifa or Tel Aviv. Girls with guns will do it every time.


46 posted on 08/06/2006 4:48:09 PM PDT by steveyp
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To: Crazieman
Dang, I don't know how to post pics, but the perfect caption would be:

Ladies, Get Your Girl On!!

47 posted on 08/06/2006 4:59:31 PM PDT by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves)
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To: fso301

Why am I so old


48 posted on 08/06/2006 5:07:32 PM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: MonroeDNA

I notice that many of you guys seem to be having trouble spelling as you comment on this thread. :^) Slow down already.


49 posted on 08/06/2006 5:14:10 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: Basel2005
In that alternative universe, you're also far richer than Bill Gates and Prince Charles is your butler. :-)

LOL!

50 posted on 08/06/2006 5:23:01 PM PDT by fso301
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