The State of Israel is placing too much emphasis on technology as defense. I just came across (hat tip IMRA) a site Israel Defense which says the same basic thing:
“All of the cumulative measures developed for unmanned aerial systems in Israel today for supplies to combat units in combat zones cannot substitute regular supply convoys that are well secured,” says a senior source from the IDF’s Technology and Logistics Division.For defense we need people and land, not computer games.
The source also explained that developments like powered cargo parafoil, unmanned aircraft, and unmanned helicopters are tools that can, in the future, serve special forces, or what he called, "specific needs." However, currently, they cannot substitute convoys of trucks and tankers.
This morning I also read an interesting article on Arutz 7 about the 3 Dimensional topographic raised-relief map system of Israel by Mark Langfan, that makes Israel's situation very clear.
With no Israeli West Bank Air Defenses or Airspace, Eastern Front Air Attack can destroy the
Israel Coastal Plains which contain 70%* of Israeli Population/80% of the Israeli Industrial Base.
Langfan quotes Israeli defense authorities saying that if the Arab would attack from their Palestinian sic terror state, then Israel would just enter and conquer it again. Well, we've heard that one before about all sorts of concessions to the Arab terrorists. The Arabs then did attack us and the IDF never reversed the gifts of Land to the Arab terrorists.
Besides that bit of history, how could these so-called experts be so foolish as to believe that it's possible to just walk in and retake it (Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley) over? It's not so simple.
In 1967, G-d gave us a gift, and we've been abusing it ever since.
I just wish, hope and pray, that our government, generals and politicians will open their minds to simple common sense and wisdom. We must all learn from history, too.
None of this is really new or revolutionary.