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1. Launch an outrageous provocation guaranteed to elicit an armed response. 2. Use overwhelming firepower to kill Arabs and remind them who is boss. 3. Mobilise foreign parties to quickly restore calm on improved conditions.
There is some chance that Operation ‘Pillar of Defence’, as the Israelis are calling their current campaign, might become a full-scale war. But even if it does, it will not put an end to Israel’s troubles in Gaza.
The final, preferred option is aerial bombardment with aircraft, artillery, missiles, mortars and rockets. The problem, however, is that the strategy does not work as advertised. Israel used it against Hizbullah in 2006 and Hamas in 2008-9, but both groups are still in power and armed to the teeth with rockets and missiles. It is hard to believe that any serious defence analyst in Israel thinks another campaign of sustained bombardment against Gaza will topple Hamas and end the rocket fire permanently.
Originally posted by badnickname
Please stop posting your personal opinions on Harry, they are irrelevant.
He might be aligned pro-palestinian, and he might be getting reports from Hamas but he is not pretending to be balanced and fair. Unlike the lying, corrupt western "unbiased" media.
He is also the only live source we have from the place. We have no other sources nearly as reliable/timely, so either take it or leave it, but dont judge him in this thread pls. Thank you.