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Originally posted by kojac
Without the U.S helping, and without using nukes, Israel would get their buts handed to them by a Syria/Iran Alliance.
Originally posted by Ioseb_Jugashvili
Really...thought both parties had agreed a ceasefire...
security arrangements to prevent the resumption of hostilities, including the establishment between the Blue Line and the Litani river of an area free of any armed personnel, assets and weapons other than those of the Government of Lebanon and of UNIFIL 1701
Well...no, Israel kinda had air superiority, they just had to bomb those positions...was Airforce sloppy as well?
A great success, considering they were fighting a very small force,who didn't have air or armor...
So are you saying Israel shoulda just carpet bombed the snot out of them? Then you would be complaining about Israel's tactics then. I agree flanking and cutting off is a good move. Cutting off is a good move but a frontal assault achieves the objective of smashing the stronghold and it's defenders. Israel was aware it had a short window of opportunity to deal blows to Hezbollah.
Well...I'm not a five star general...but a really entrenched enemy is flushed out with air and artillery...maybe they failed to even identify this positions? After air and artillery, you kinda flank them...so you don't have to face them from the front...
Originally posted by pavil
That's a mighty long way to go without air cover against the largest and best airforce in the Middle East. Especially when you consider few major roads they would have to use in western Iraq, it would be a turkey shoot.
Originally posted by pavil
Hopefully we won't have to find out. Syria would not be much of a problem to militarily defeat and Iran has about 600 miles to traverse till it reaches Israel. That's a mighty long way to go without air cover against the largest and best airforce in the Middle East. Especially when you consider few major roads they would have to use in western Iraq, it would be a turkey shoot.
Well, Israel has the same problem of Iran, it can't go through Syria easily, and it's air assets would be warmly received by Iran SAMs. Iran does have a way to hurt Israel, loads of missiles Israel can't shoot down, and basically torch every Israeli city to the ground...
The only attacks Iran can do are Missile strikes, which if done will result in some major problems for all in the M.E and critical problems for Iran. You know, the "eye for an eye" kind of thing.