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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Defense Minister Barak: 'Israel is preparing for all-out war'

In this tape, the translation "concise and decisive" is incorrect. It should have been "decisive and unequivocal."

Let's go to the videotape.


At 10:59 PM, Blogger Yishai said...

Barak's best line: "Words don't stop missiles, and [in any case,] there's nothing to talk about."

At 11:07 PM, Blogger J. Lichty said...

Barak talks a good game, but when push comes to shove, he is a surrender monkey.

At 11:12 PM, Blogger Yishai said...

Nein! Nein! Nischt gut!

Barak kicks butt. They even named the F-15I 's after him.

As a politician there are too many conflicting forces pulling a person in so many ways it is too difficult to judge a person in that position. Never judge a prime minister until you are in his/her shoes.

I personally prefer to see him in a defense minister role where he is more free from political pressures, free to kick some hamass.

At 4:24 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


I agree with J. Lichty. Barak pulled the IDF out of southern Lebanon, which is what spurred the Oslo War. And when the Oslo War started, he kept shaking his fingers and doing nothing.

As a soldier, friends who served under him told me he's way over-rated. In fact, the rumor is that on the night of the battle of Sultan Yaqub - the most decisive battle of the 1982 Operation Peace for Galilee which he commanded - Barak went to sleep and no one could find him when they needed orders.


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