Skip to comments.Rely on deterrence, not on understandings with Hamas
Posted on 07/23/2014 5:51:00 PM PDT by Star Traveler
Here's an idea the cabinet may find interesting: Within two or three days, when the IDF completes its work on the tunnels leading to Israeli territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon will announce that Operation Protective Edge has ended, and that a new operation is underway.
From now on, Israel is taking initiative into its own hands: It is removing the ground forces, but if Hamas continues to launch rockets, it will pursue and even intensify the Air Force bombings, or the artillery fire. When it wants to, it will send ground forces back into Gaza. The new operation will be named Hard Rock.
The immediate advantage of this idea is that Israel is no longer being dragged by Hamas. Israel is no longer waiting for news from Gaza; it isn't hoping for the moment Egypt, or the Arab League, or Qatari emir, or UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, each in their turn and all together, will convince Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to telephone his colleagues in Gaza and ask them to hold fire.
Someone has gotten somewhat confused here: Hamas is the one in need of understandings with Israel; not the other way around.
The second advantage is that Israel maintains its military freedom of action. This point needs to be clarified. Operation Defensive Shield, which essentially announced Israel's victory in the second intifada, ended in a unilateral declaration made by the Israeli government a declaration which is quite similar to the one suggested here; Operation Cast Lead, which promised years of calm for the Gaza vicinity communities, ended in a one-sided announcement from the Israeli government as well. Operation Pillar of Defense, a year and a half ago, ended in understandings with Hamas, which were brokered by then-Egyptian president and Hamas' patron, Mohamed Morsi.
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Israel also needs to make sure to eliminate the tens of thousands of reported missiles and bombs, plus make sure no new ones are allowed to be amassed ....
letting a crazy enemy arm itself either within your land or on your borders, is insanity
“In war there is no substitute for Victory”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been talking about the disarmament of Hamas. And the EU has just voted to disarm Hamas. Things are starting to turn Israel’s way.
Every nation has a right to self-defense. If people don’t like how Israel carries that out, then maybe people shouldn’t attack Israel.
let’s hope it works out that way
seeing is believing...
israel needs to be there, patrol, inspect, have arrest powers, etc. as undesirable as that may be, this function cannot CANNOT be entrusted to EU or UN or other generally anti-Jewish outfits
“letting a crazy enemy arm itself either within your land or on your borders, is insanity”
Myth or not, DHS certainly is arming itself.
And as far as your typical politicians are concerned, they agree, only they think we are the enemy.