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Chief of Staff: We’ll Try to Make Next War Short
Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/11 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 06/09/2011 6:03:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Thursday that “In any future warfare there will be an effort to bring about a swift result and to cut down the time that the fighting lasts, because we know that our ability to decide the battle depends on the Home Front’s resilience.”

Photo Gantz spoke at a ceremony at the Chief of Staff’s bureau in Tel Aviv, in which Brigadier General Eyal Eizenberg was promoted to the rank of major general. Eizenberg will replace Maj. Gen Yair Golan as Home Front Commander in the coming days. Golan will become Head of Northern Command and replace Maj. Gen Gadi Eizenkut.

Golan has completed three and a half years commanding the Home Front, which has become an increasingly important position as the IDF prepares for a war involving massive missile fire on Israel’s civilian population. The Home Front Minister, Matan Vinai, and the former head of Miltary Intelligence, have predicted that Tel Aviv would be a front in the next war.

Golan called the job “fascinating and important” and said – “the Home Front is us.”

Eizenberg is currently Gaza Division Commander, a position he held during the IDF’s anti-terror campaign in Gaza in late 2008. He said he was aware of the heavy responsibility on his shoulders.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chiefofstaff; iran; israel; lebanon; short; thenextwar; try; war
This time they might try entering Ghaza from the East and amphibiously from the West, joining hands in the South. The way they did it in 2008 was guaranteed to to produce an overlong conflict.
1 posted on 06/09/2011 6:03:54 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

The Six Days War didn’t take long.


2 posted on 06/09/2011 6:15:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Eleutheria5

The doctrine of disproportionate response is there
for a good reason, it works. A lesson we have forgotten.


3 posted on 06/09/2011 6:25:34 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well, a nuclear kick in the islamist face should take all of fifteen minutes...


4 posted on 06/09/2011 6:26:52 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

obama has 4 wars on this planet. he promised he would bring our boys HOME, they are still not home and his term is half over. WHAT THE HELL! Where are the protestors to war????


5 posted on 06/09/2011 6:27:35 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Eleutheria5

Vatican Condemns Israel for Attacks on Lebanon
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1665678/posts

US pressure prompts delay of [Israel’s] offensive (”We do not want escalations” - White House)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1680983/posts

Israel Asks U.S. to Ship Rockets With Wide Blast-State Department seeks to delay supply
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1681771/posts


6 posted on 06/09/2011 6:30:23 PM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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To: Eleutheria5

US, Europe to shun Jerusalem Day celebrations
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1832905/posts


7 posted on 06/09/2011 6:30:54 PM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The British Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1613558/posts

After 40 Years, U.S. Avoids Jerusalem Reunification Day
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New Iran missiles can reach London
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Britain falls out of love with America [Survey for The Telegraph.]
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‘Die Welt’: Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela
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Denazification, cumulative review. Report, 1 April 1947-30 April 1948.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.Denazi


8 posted on 06/09/2011 6:34:36 PM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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To: Eleutheria5

“What this country needs is a short, victorious war to stem the tide of revolution.”

V.K. Plehve, Russian Minister of the Interior
to General A.N. Kuroparfon, Minister of War,
1903, on the eve of the Russo-Japanese War

We all know how well that worked out.


9 posted on 06/09/2011 7:24:39 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Hardraade

I believe a series of Electro magnetic pulse bombs will be the scenario.


10 posted on 06/09/2011 7:46:55 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Eleutheria5

Massive conventional preparations would be wise, as would reaching out to persons around the world, not necessarily just governments.


11 posted on 06/09/2011 8:22:40 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Conservative Christian Capitalists - I encourage you to visit my Profile)
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To: Sherman Logan

The law of unintended consequences ... very powerful in history.

Israel’s 1982 war in Lebanon was meant to be a limited, quick war. Which it was ... until it became long and unsuccessful.

Thank G-d only the Israelis make such mistakes! For, you know, this Libya campaign is going to be fast and effective. Only days, you know. Not even weeks ...


12 posted on 06/09/2011 10:30:35 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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13 posted on 06/10/2011 4:11:55 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: BlackVeil

The list of “short, victorious wars” that turned out to be only one if either is very long.

WWI on all sides, for starters. Home by Christmas and all that.

Our own Civil War, again by both sides. Sherman was nearly institutionalized as crazy in the early months for publicly stating the war would be long and bloody.

Probably most wars have been started when at least one side thinks it will be short and victorious.


14 posted on 06/10/2011 6:01:48 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Cicero

If they make it a six hour war, nobody will even notice there was a war. Cast Lead and Yom Kipur each took three weeks. The rule with Israel is, if it makes a good movie, people like it. If it doesn’t, people don’t. Cast a Giant Shadow and Exodus were good movies, so the world liked Israel. The Six Day War would have made a good movie, but none so far have been made. It was so short people thought it was the movie.


15 posted on 06/10/2011 8:22:23 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Entebbe made several good movies. I rest my case.


16 posted on 06/10/2011 8:23:30 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

You’re joking, but you’re right: A movie about the Six Day War would generate a lot of sympathy for Israel. A *lot*.

Hmmm...


17 posted on 06/10/2011 10:34:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pennboricua

Does Israel have that technology ? Does it really work.

G-d speed and g-d bless Israel.


18 posted on 06/10/2011 9:12:04 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.I)
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To: ncfool

The technology has been around since the 1940s, from what I have read it does work.
Those that hold Israel in disdain will not come down on the country as much as they would if Israel were to use some more destructive arsenal.
Do they have it who knows, do they have nuclear weapons, who knows?


19 posted on 06/11/2011 4:18:10 AM PDT by pennboricua
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