Sunday, October 7, 2012

IDF, Bibi- It's Not Enough to "Intercept" Attacks

The best defense is a good offense!
"The best defense is a good offense" is an adage that has been applied to many fields of endeavor, including games and military combat. Generally the idea is that offensive action preoccupies the opposition and ultimately its ability to directly harm. Wikipedia

Destruction of the UAV
Courtesy: IDF Spokesman
We won't stop the attacks on Israel by "catching" and even destroying the missiles etc launched against us.  It's like the difference between shaving unwanted hairs and laser treatment or electrolysis.  Hairs will just keep on cropping up unless you destroy their source/root.

Yes, I know that some men like that "need a shave look," because there are those that say it looks virile, like uncontrollable testosterone.

It's not that I'm not relieved that the IDF has a defense system to intercept and destroy various missiles, drones etc.  I don't consider the Iron Dome to be a Messiah when it comes to Israeli security. With today's security situation it is necessary, but I'd like to get the the root of the problem.

Let's take a good look at this illustration of "how the iron dome works."  There are four stages listed.  Now, what is stage one?

#1 A rocket is fired at Israel from Gaza.
Yes, the source, the root is that there are terrorists firing rockets, missiles, weapons at Israel.  It doesn't matter how competent our "missile catchers/destroyers" are, because unless we stop stage one, we'll still be under attack.

I agree with National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari:
Amidst the praise being heaped on the IDF for shooting down a drone that penetrated Israeli airspace, one Knesset member thinks the congratulations are undeserved.
"The time has come for that the IDF Spokespersons to stop behaving like the spokesmen of the Syrian or Egyptian army, turning failures into successes," said MK Michael Ben Ari. (complete article)
We're making a big mistake concentrating on defense and ignoring a good offense. Israeli shouldn't be afraid of "first strike" attacking and destroying our enemies.  That was the main lesson we should have learned from the terrible price we paid thirty-nine 39 years ago during the Yom Kippur War.

The State of Israel was almost totally destroyed by Egypt and Syria, because political rather than military decisions were made.  We can't afford to keep on making the same mistakes.  We must destroy our enemies before they destroy us!


Alan said...

Such a typical American girl.

During WWII, a few German spies landed off a submarine onto Long Island. They were ill-prepared and they turned themselves in immediately.

The FBI trumpeted their press releases bragging about how the Bureau had detected the spies. Then they requested (and got from the judge) death sentences, which were carried out.

The Brits endured orders-of-magnitude more Germans-spy infiltrations.

The Brit authorities kept their mouth shut and detected virtually of them... and then fed them FALSE informatin which got transmitted back to Berlin.

Maybe a generation or two from now, will we know all the twists and turns of this drone intrusion.

Batya said...

Alan, what is the connection? You're not making any sense. None of this has anything to do with my post.

Alan said...

>> None of this has anything to do with my post

the drone was
shot down when it was most optimal for the Israel Air Force to do so.

They detected early on that it was unarmed. Maybe they decided to monitor its radio transmissions for some minutes. Maybe they were taking spectrograms of its rocket exhaust. Maybe a lot of things.

Israel Military Intelligence is a lot smarter than an old woman living in a shoe who spends her time arguing with.... well gosh, where ==is== this list of anti-Zionists who have had their minds changed by the "Shiloh Musings" blog?

Batya said...

Why the nastiness? At least I write publically instead of just doing nothing or blabbing in private or hiding who I am...