It's come to this: IDF 'strategy' paper calls for more use of 'soft power,' ignores Iranian nuke threat
I have to wonder whether the IDF understands that in less than 17 months Barack Hussein Obama will no longer be President of the United States, and that the next President could conceivably disavow his widely unpopular sellout to a nuclear Iran. The IDF published a 'strategy
' paper that eschews military solutions, calls for more use of 'soft power,' worries about our relations with the United States (where our problems are not with the American people, but with Hussein Obama and the Left wing of the Democratic party), asserts that we face no existential threats, and ignores the possibility of a nuclear Iran that continues to threaten to destroy us.
The Iranian nuclear threat is not specifically mentioned in the IDF’s
new strategy document, at least not in the unclassified version
approved for public release.
While its hegemonic Islamic designs
on the region and its support for extreme terrorist organizations is a
central and recurring point of reference, the existential threat Tehran
presumably poses through its nuclear program does not appear in the
33-page document signed by Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, IDF chief of staff.
Instead, Eisenkot warns against “exposing the state of Israel to risks that are not reasonable for its existence.”
repeatedly references the military’s total subordination to the
political echelon and the need to fortify deterrence through a credible
military threat. He also writes of the IDF’s obligation to achieve all
objectives as defined by the government and to “defend and win” in any
government-mandated use of force. But Eisenkot also states that use of
military force should be aimed at achieving an improved strategic
situation as a result of combat.
At a time of plummeting relations between the government of Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the administration of US President
Barack Obama over the Iranian nuclear deal, Israel’s top officer
prioritizes fortifying bilateral cooperation.
defines Israel’s international standing as a key tenet of national
security strategy that must be strengthened through multidisciplinary
action of which the IDF is only one part.
Israeli experts here
welcomed Eisenkot’s publicly released document, yet decried the fact
that the Netanyahu government has not come out with a strategy paper at
the national level.
As you might imagine from my introduction, I disagree. The Iranian nuclear threat is real and cannot be ignored. We cannot afford to take the risk of going along with the Obama administration's assertions that the agreement will stop a nuclear-armed Iran. It is plain to see that it will not. This report was written for political correctness.
“Even when a conflict develops, as has happened four times over the
past decade, the enemies cannot be defeated through exclusively military
means, whether due to the minimalist definition of political aim, or as
a result of constraints in using force by international law and the
lack of international legitimacy for using military force in a civilian
environment,” they write.
The INSS authors called for a revised
national strategy for promoting Israel’s interests and
political-security goals that must include public diplomacy,
“instruments of soft power,” cooperation with actors whose interests
overlap those of Israel; cyber operations, and the establishment “of a
legal and public relations apparatus aimed at reducing Israel’s
isolation in the international arena.”
The only time the World sympathizes with Jews is after we've - God Forbid - gone like sheep to the slaughter. This has been proven time and time again throughout Jewish history. We have only the Holy One Blessed Be He on whom we can rely. We cannot rely on the United States or anyone else. Any attempts to do so betray a weakness of spirit and could God Forbid lead to calamity.
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