What we know
Israel’s response to Gaza border riots & missile attacks was puny and feckless
Netanyahu lied to Israelis, reporting fake news about unanimity to cover up some questionable secret strategy hope.
Questions Remaining Unanswered
Why did IDF & Netanyahu Wimp-out abandoning Israelis in the south under siege to a return of border rioters, fire kites & tunnel-terrorists attacks, as well as abandoning remains of 2 Israeli soldiers in Gaza?
Was it to ensure Khamas continues vis-à-vis PA to prevent a reconciliation between Khamas & PA? Would their continued split prevent some peace plan in the works that is injurious to a Judaic Nation of Israel?
Why does the IAF confine itself to empty buildings?
What have buildings ever done to Israel? We’ve never been attacked by a flying building. Our skies, by contrast, have been filled with incoming enemy missiles and our towns attacked by Arab tunnel-terrorists. Why have we not focused on relentless and unending death blows to leaders (not their empty buildings and homes), missile factories and tunnelers? There should be no agreement with any entity committed to annihilating the Judaic Nation from the Middle-East. The only reason to stop attacking is an Arab white flag and total surrender to live in peace with us. All other measures bring us back to where we are – endless war seeing Israel prop-up and support our enemies, the ultimate Sisyphean-Pyrrhic slow-motion suicide while Khamas, the PA and other Arab countries watch and salivate?
What does Lieberman’s lack of backing by the IDF & security establishment tell us? Is the IDF leadership politically complicit, in bed with the Likud and Netanyahu, pursuing some secret strategy kept from the public to keep Khamas in power, despite Khamas attacks on Israel?
What does the botched special op tell us? Were they seeking intel regarding a suspected Qatar money-Iran connection to Khamas?
Enemy Missiles & Terrorist Attacks Tolerated
Enemy missiles in Israeli skies is indefensible and unconscionable! Cross-border terrorist attacks, both through the border fence and by tunnels, are indefensible and unconscionable! It’s been going on for years and Israeli leaders have proven feckless repeatedly. But Israel’s parliamentary system prevents fixing the problem and Israeli’s leaders protect the parliamentary system with their political lives. Only a seismic shake-up that produces a different and improved political system can fix this.
True, Lieberman Spoke Loudly, Wielded Small Stick In Coalition
Contrary to popular sloganeering, boots on the ground are not necessary to bring an enemy to its knees. Ignoring world opinion condemning killing our enemies instead of blowing up empty buildings for show, however, is essential to forcing our enemies to hoist a white flag. IAF priorities should be turned upside down, with political leaders at the top of the kill list and “observer posts” at the bottom. While civilians should be spared when viable, human shields should not be protection for our enemies. Military assets should be taken out when they are most full of enemy combatants, not when they’re empty – in order to eliminate the enemy combatants specifically. Political iron will to a prolonged IAF bombing campaign, with not a boot on the ground on the horizon, would achieve that end.
Nevertheless, it’s incontrovertible that Lieberman has exposed Netanyahu’s fake news in lying to the Israeli public about why the IDF, security establishment and the rest of the cabinet, with complete consistency to the past, wimped out yet again in favor of letting Khamas off the hook.