posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 12:09 AM
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Don't mis-understand, Israel did a remarkable job during the '67 war, as you stated, defending herself against 6 countries. That was 1967. Lets take
a look at what Israel has done since with regards to war and how Israels recent military history would prepare her for war with Iran and Irans
probable allies. During the last Lebanon war Israel used the full force of her military might to try to achieve several stated objectives. First
Israel wanted to rescue the captured soldiers. Second they wanted to eliminate Hezbollah as a military and political force and third, although
unstated, to occupy Lebanon up to the Latini river. To claim any sense of victory Israel would have had to achieve at least one of her stated
objectives. Israel failed to do so. Therefore Israel "won" nothing. They did not rescue their soldiers, they rather than diminish Hezbollahs
influence actual made a hero out of the guy. At the end it was Israel trying to negotiate a cease fire. Now when you consider The Lebanese army stayed
in their barracks refusing to engage the invading Israel army it casts an even greater shadow on the abilities of the IDF. If you believe the winner
of a war is determined by the number of people killed, or the amount of property destroyed then of course you would conclude Israel won.
Next was "Cast Lead". Isreal virtually bombed the folks in Gaza back to stone age. Israel had one stated objective: To stop the rockets. Hamas
still has the ability to send their little rockets at will so what did Israel achieve?
So the question is , could Israel alone, without the use of nuclear weapons destroy Irans many nuclear sites? My assesment is probably not. So if
Israel cannot do it why would she expose herself to what would be, in my opinion, a devastating response from the Iranians and her allies.?
This would be another war Israel could not win!
Now I never intended this thread to be a forum for Israel bashing and I don't see that it has. I have re-read every post and it seems to me for the
most part to be factual or honest opinions.
Now is Israel a loose cannon? Meaning, will they undertake a strike on Iran that will have severe repercussions for the entire Middle East and likely
much of the world? Personally, I think not.