Monday, November 13, 2023

Before you condemn Israel understand that we DID worse with the full backing of the EU & UN...

Buzz word that has gone out of fashion but is the hallmark of ALL our offensive operations. 


via Wikipedia...
Although Ullman and Wade claim that the need to "[m]inimize civilian casualties, loss of life, and collateral damage" is a "political sensitivity [which needs] to be understood up front", their doctrine of rapid dominance requires the capability to disrupt "means of communication, transportation, food production, water supply, and other aspects of infrastructure",[8] and, in practice, "the appropriate balance of Shock and Awe must cause ... the threat and fear of action that may shut down all or part of the adversary's society or render his ability to fight useless short of complete physical destruction."[9]

Using as an example a theoretical invasion of Iraq 20 years after Operation Desert Storm, the authors claimed, "Shutting the country down would entail both the physical destruction of appropriate infrastructure and the shutdown and control of the flow of all vital information and associated commerce so rapidly as to achieve a level of national shock akin to the effect that dropping nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had on the Japanese."[10]

Israel is conducting "rapid dominance" operations which explains why they are so against pauses in the fight.

Every delay they allow gives the enemy a chance to regain their footing and start to effectively strike back.

Hamas leadership is on the run, unable to organize their defenses or rally assistance in a coordinated manner.

My only bone to pick with the IDF is whether or not their planning has included the massive pushback they're getting worldwide.

They can win the battle of Gaza and lose by putting their economy in a hole that they can't dig out of.

Unfortunately we've shown the way with beyond the pale sanctions.  Sooner or later that will be used against us or an ally. I believe that we'll soon see them used against Israel (they tried before but we were such an economic powerhouse that they stood no chance...we're no longer that economic powerhouse).

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