Skip to comments.Six army battalions called up under emergency orders to meet growing threat on Egypt,Syria borders
Posted on 05/02/2012 11:52:25 AM PDT by massmike
The IDF has issued emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions in light of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders. And the Knesset has given the IDF permission to summon a further 16 reserve battalions if necessary, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.
This signifies that the IDF regards the Egyptian and Syrian borders as the potential source of a greater threat than in the past, the former deputy chief of staff, Dan Harel, said on Wednesday night.
The army needs a better answer than in the past to the threat, he said, citing Egypts deteriorating control over the Sinai, marked by an upsurge in Bedouin smuggling of weapons and other goods. He also spoke of the growing threat of terrorism from Sinai, as exemplified by an infiltration last August in which eight Israelis were killed.
The Syrian situation was also highly combustible, Harel said, and it could explode at any moment and pose a direct challenge to us.
Maariv said the army had to decide whether to cancel training sessions for enlisted soldiers or to summon additional reserve units, and it chose the latter; canceling training would mean soldiers would not be prepared in the case of an all-out war.
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Look at a map.
The attack on Iran from Iraq and or Afghanistan better than a defensive posture in Israel.
That is the only way war should be fought in my opinion. Turn everything around Israel into Dresden.
Maybe you haven't actually read the Bible. While The Lord probably won't let the Jewish people be destroyed, when The Lord wanted to make a point to the Jewish people, The Lord DID allow Israel to be defeated, on a number of occasions.
And I'd like to mention that the Jewish people helped elect Obama as POTUS with overwhelming numbers, I'm ashamed to say.
William Tecumseh Sherman, Sir Arthur Harris, and many others would have been prosecuted for war crimes in this day and age.
As I recall, Curtis Lamay said that had the allies lost the war, he would have been prosecuted for "war crimes" as well.
General Lemay was great. He had some serious stones.
I am just as unhappy as you about the division of the Korean peninsula caused by Truman firing MacArthur, but I can understand his concern about a full-blown Third World War if we engaged Mao's armies directly. We know much more today about the weakness of the respective positions of Mao, Stalin and Kim than we did in the early 1950s.
But let's for a moment grant that Truman was right. If so, then just what does Obama think could happen that is forcing us to fight a limited war now? Seems to me the best argument for encouraging the Israelis to make a full-scale attack now is to **PREVENT** a much bigger war later.
It’s our rules of engagement that tie our hands and force up to fight a limited war.
Very true. Israel will ultimately win the day but she will suffer massive devastation before its all said and done. The people of Israel will eventually turn back to God, it will be a hard road getting them there.
“The IDF has issued emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions in light of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders.”
Stay safe, my Israeli friends.
The IDF has issued emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions in light of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders.There's never been a better time for one of tose "They've got us surrounded, the poor bastards" ping.
Israel does not have its back protected.The Palestinians (Hamas), Egyptians ( Muslim Brotherhood),Syrians in both Lebanon and Syria,have Israel surrounded. The USA has trained an army ( under the guise of calling them police) on the West Bank, Obama just donated 183 million to Palestine which will be used to buy arms.
Yes Israel may soon attack Iran, she has to. It will be Obama’s leftist shining moment , which could well annouce WW III.
Obama and his whole gang of fascists have to go, soon. The world is well on its way to being completely destabilized
via the middle East.
When the USA pulls out of Afghanistan, the fire works will start, millions will die, and Obama the “Hope and Change” Redeemer’s legacy will be nothing but fire and blood.
It is not business as usual MITT!
So that’s what all those military flyovers today were about.
Thanks, but no thanks. We’ve never needed that kind of help before, and now is a bad time to start. I trust O about as far as I can toss an elephant uphill.
In many ways, he was right. The tactic was called “Terror Bombing”, and was a spectacular failure in it's stated goal #2. Moral increased, because the towns really started to hate the Allied air forces.
Goring also said that the use of the atoms bombs dropped on Japan was motivated by racism,that the US would not have used it against Germany had there been an opportunity to use in Europe. Do you agree with Goring on that point as well?
I have no doubt in my mind Israel could win a war against any country..You see it is written in the Bible..I also believe we are getting really close to the end wars..I just hope God holds off until the Muslims throne is taken away from him..
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