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Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Threat From Syria

Thank G-d the IDF managed to liberate the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six Days War.  Without that crucial piece of land which overlooks and now protects northern Israel it's frightening to think of what could have happened to the State of Israel.  Whenever I hear/read of Israeli politicians and wannabes proposing negotiations  with Syria re: the "future of the Golan Heights," I feel sick.  How dumb and foolish these headline grabbers are...

Even though Israel defeated Syria twice, in 1967 and during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Syrians still unabashedly dream of destroying us
On May 10, Assad's leading Palestinian ally, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, said it was organizing attacks on Israeli positions in the Golan. PFLP-GC, sponsored by Damascus and financed by Iran, said it was recruiting Palestinians for combat missions. "The leadership of the PFLP-GC announces that it will form brigades to work on liberating all violated territories, first and foremost the occupied Golan," PFLP-GC said. "The Popular Front's leaders have opened the door to all Syrian citizens to volunteer in the formation of the resistance."
The Syrians not only "dream" of destroying Israel from the north; they are developing their military with Tel Aviv as their main target.
Damascus has put a number of advanced weapons on standby to strike Israel, should Jerusalem hit targets inside Syria again, the UK’s Sunday Times reported Sunday.
According to the report, satellite images show Syria has readied its stock of Tishreen missiles for use against Tel Aviv.
We in Israel must keep that in mind.

Unfortunately, there are too many Leftists in positions of per and influence in Israel, and they get dangerously Pollyannaish about our enemies.  They believe that everyone has their "price" and "peace" is something you can buy with flattery and Land.  Due to their ideological orthodoxy, they consistently misinterpret our enemies.
According to the official, Israel has "underestimated" Assad's strength and the inner life force of the Syrian regime.
Currently, there are differing opinions within the defense establishment about what to expect in Syria and what outcome for its northern neighbor would benefit Israel.
The opinion that the fall of Assad and the assumption of power by the rebels would be good for Israel has become less popular recently, as it has emerged that the infiltration of extremist Jihad and al-Qaida elements is deeper and wider than was originally estimated.
These mistakes are nothing new.  That's how Syria and Egypt caught us totally unprepared on Yom Kippur 1973 when they simultaneously attacked from the north and south.  For the first few days of the Yom Kippur War, the State of Israel was in serious trouble of being destroyed.  I consider our victory then the greatest victory we ever had.

We can't just depend on miracles to save us.


Anonymous said...

"We can't just depend on miracles to save us". Well said. "Ein somchim al HaNess" is the way our Sages put it. I too, remember the near-fiasco, challila, may Heaven protect us, in 1973 Yom Kippur war. We were overseas at the time, but my husband could not put down his sefer Tehillim. Among the many wonderful soldiers he lost two former student's of his.
The leaders of Israel must never, ever, be cought unprepared...
And finally: "Hashem yevareich et Amo Bashalo'm"...

Batya said...

Last night I was at the Manny Winston Memorial evening, and we discussed the Lavi. What a terrible decision Israel made.
We're ruled by people who don't want sovereignty.