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I think it absurd to think Israel going into Iraq. Most of the middle east hates Israel, so to bring extra negativity to a bad situtation would be a huge blunder. Sort of like the whole invasion of Iraq.
The IDF has enough problems on its own, dealing with the Palestinians. As well as terrorist groups in neighboring countries. Not to mention that its performance in Lebanon shows they ain't ready to deal with Iraq with smaller manpower, equipment, and resources. Even I read the articles of Israel soldiers having shortages of almost everything while fighting in Lebanon. LEBANON, right next door!!!!
Originally posted by timski
That smacks of the adage 'set a thief to catch a thief'...
...send in the terrorists to kill the terrorists
Israel pretty much may have the military power to help the U.S. deal with Iraq. But what about the political world? How does the Prime Minister explain to his people why he should send Israel's forces, built to defend Israel, to occupy Iraq? He will be kicked out of his office, no doubt about it, even if the Israeli people knows that America has funded them.
Not to mention we don't want to how we should say "show our hand" by making it look like the Jewish-Crusader alliance hell bent on conquering the Arab world. Seriously, it will definitely arouse the rest of the Muslim world to join the fight. We should be glad theres a minority thats fighting us.
You pose a good question but it won't be answered. The aid we send is not for them to help us..its to help themselves to continue the occupation and to keep the surrounding countries at bay in the event they protest. You wont see them shedding any blood on our behalf.