Skip to comments.Understanding the 3rd terror war
Posted on 03/25/2011 8:53:54 AM PDT by ventanax5
What are we to make of the fact that no one has taken credit for Wednesdays bombing in Jerusalem?
Wednesdays bombing was not a stand-alone event. It was part and parcel of the new Palestinian terror war that is just coming into view. As Israel considers how to contend with the emerging onslaught, it is important to notice how it differs from its predecessors.
On a military level, the tactics the Palestinians have so far adopted are an interesting blend of state-of-the-art missile attacks with old-fashioned knife and bomb-in-the-briefcase attacks. The diverse tactics demonstrate that this war is a combination of Iranian-proxy war and local terror pick-up cells. The attacks are also notable for their geographic dispersion and for the absence thus far of suicide attacks.
For the public, the new tactics are not interesting and the message they send is nothing new. With or without suicide bombers, Israelis understand that we are entering a new period of unremitting fear, where we understand that we are in danger no matter where we are. Whether were in bed asleep, or our way to work or school, or sitting down on a park bench or at a restaurant, whether were in Rishon Lezion, Sderot, Jerusalem, Itamar or Beersheba, we are in the Palestinians crosshairs. All of us are settlers. All of us are in danger.
The military innovations are important for IDF commanders who need to figure out how to answer the publics demand for security. They will have to draw operational conclusions about the challenges this mix of tactics and strategic architecture poses.
(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...
I would think that, eventually, Israel must decide whether or not it can defend itself against the rest of the Middle East. If they have done this already, why haven’t they responded to the attacks? How much more will they put up with? Would the people of our country put up with rockets being fired across our borders? I think the only answer for them is to either attack and defend themselves.........or leave.
BINGO. Also, with liberal elites in charge of the United States political culture - Israel's screwed here too...
I haven’t read the entire article yet but can clearly see the handwriting on the wall in the ME. Israel is in grave danger and I’m sure they are aware of that.
Now here is what is truly worrisome (frightening)..If Israel begins to defend itself, I firmly believe that the madman in the WH will use our forces against them.
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