Register
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29
  1. #1
    NickTheCage is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,548

    Default Prequel to War???

    Six army battalions called up under emergency orders to meet growing threat on Egypt, Syria borders | The Times of Israel

    The IDF has issued emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions in light of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders. And the Knesset has given the IDF permission to summon a further 16 reserve battalions if necessary, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.

    An IDF spokesperson said intelligence assessments called for the deployment of more soldiers.

    According to 2008′s Reserve Duty Law, combat soldiers can be called for active reserve duty once every three years, and for short training sessions during the other two. Rising tensions between Israel and Egypt and the ongoing unrest in Syria caused the army to ask the Knesset for special permission to call up more soldiers, more often.

    The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee approved the request recently, enabling the IDF to summon up to 22 battalions for active duty for the second time in three years. Already, the army has called up six of them.

    “This signifies that the IDF regards the Egyptian and Syrian borders as the potential source of a greater threat than in the past,” the former deputy chief of staff, Dan Harel, said on Wednesday night.

    “The army needs a better ‘answer’ than in the past to the threat,” he said, citing Egypt’s deteriorating control over the Sinai, marked by an upsurge in Bedouin smuggling of weapons and other goods. He also spoke of the growing threat of terrorism from Sinai, as exemplified by an infiltration last August in which eight Israelis were killed.

    The Syrian situation was also highly combustible, Harel said, “and it could explode at any moment… and pose a direct challenge to us.”

    Maariv said the army had to decide whether to cancel training sessions for enlisted soldiers or to summon additional reserve units, and it chose the latter; canceling training would mean soldiers would not be prepared in the case of an all-out war.

    The IDF spokesperson said all the letters summoning soldiers for reserve duty were sent after the IDF received the approval of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee for the larger call-up.

    One of the reservists summoned told Maariv he hadn’t expected his call-up letter until next year. Leaving home for more than three weeks is something you have to prepare for, he noted.

    Activists from the Reserve Soldiers Forum said they were disappointed time and again by the way the IDF treated its reserve soldiers. The law was supposed to help reservists, but it has been repeatedly bypassed and ignored, they said. “At the end, all that will remain of the law will be its title.”

  2. #2
    Colin P. Varga is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    3,254

    Default

    Stable dictatorships in Egypt and Syria were good for Israel.
    Goodnight Rossana Arquette whereever you are.

  3. #3
    thetalkingmule's Avatar
    thetalkingmule is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Kensington South
    Posts
    1,173

    Default

    It fits the pattern. The banks generally destabilize a few gov'ts at about this point(or have someone important shot) and push everyone into war. Hooray for war debt!
    "People who don't punch their ponies make me sick!"

  4. #4
    BarryG is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Fishtown
    Posts
    6,508

    Default

    So is this Obama's fault or what??

  5. #5
    NickTheCage is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,548

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BarryG View Post
    So is this Obama's fault or what??
    Is what Obamas fault?

  6. #6
    govtstatistic's Avatar
    govtstatistic is offline coverup public corru
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,170

    Default 11 International Agreements That Are Nails In The Coffin Of The Petrodollar

    Quote Originally Posted by thetalkingmule View Post
    It fits the pattern. The banks generally destabilize a few gov'ts at about this point(or have someone important shot) and push everyone into war. Hooray for war debt!
    11 International Agreements That Are Nails In The Coffin Of The Petrodollar

    wont be too much longer
    ACCOUNTABILITY WE CAN BELIEVE IN
    wanted for conspiring to cover up public corruption
    reward or prosecution inevitable

  7. #7
    NickTheCage is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,548

    Default

    Get ready for war kiddies

    Haaretz.com ‏@haaretzonline
    #Netanyahu: #Iran is responsible for the terror attack against #Israelis in #Bulgaria 7 reported killed in terror attack against Israelis in Bulgaria - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
    Retweeted by Peter Beinart

  8. #8
    BarryG is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Fishtown
    Posts
    6,508

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheCage View Post
    Get ready for war kiddies

    Haaretz.com ‏@haaretzonline
    #Netanyahu: #Iran is responsible for the terror attack against #Israelis in #Bulgaria 7 reported killed in terror attack against Israelis in Bulgaria - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
    Retweeted by Peter Beinart
    With concerns about Syria and Egypt, will Israel really expend military resources with all out war on Iran? Probably not.

  9. #9
    NickTheCage is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,548

    Default

    News from The Associated Press

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister has blamed Iran for the deadly blast that struck a bus of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria and is promising a tough response.

    Benjamin Netanyahu says "all signs point to Iran" in Wednesday's blast in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital, Sofia.

    At least three Israeli tourists were killed.

    Netanyahu noted that the attack follows similar attempts in India, Georgia, Thailand, Kenya and Cyprus in recent months.

    He said "this is an Iranian terror attack that is spreading across the world" and that "Israel will react strongly to Iran's terror."

  10. #10
    NickTheCage is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,548

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BarryG View Post
    With concerns about Syria and Egypt, will Israel really expend military resources with all out war on Iran? Probably not.
    I think so.

    They have done it once and will again. Should be better theater than 2006

  11. #11
    seand is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    West Philadelphia
    Posts
    12,313

    Default

    With both Egypt and Syria on either side bot potentially unstable or in all-out civil war, who wouldn't activate deployment of more soldiers out of concern? Sword rattling at Iran probably has much to do with Syria (their client state) as Iran itself.

  12. #12
    NickTheCage is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,548

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by seand View Post
    With both Egypt and Syria on either side bot potentially unstable or in all-out civil war, who wouldn't activate deployment of more soldiers out of concern? Sword rattling at Iran probably has much to do with Syria (their client state) as Iran itself.
    Are you claiming it has nothing to do with them nuking up and/or today's terror attack?

  13. #13
    govtstatistic's Avatar
    govtstatistic is offline coverup public corru
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,170

    Default The Globalist Infiltration: Obama, Israel and the Muslim Brotherhood

    ACCOUNTABILITY WE CAN BELIEVE IN
    wanted for conspiring to cover up public corruption
    reward or prosecution inevitable

  14. #14
    BarryG is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Fishtown
    Posts
    6,508

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheCage View Post
    I think so.

    They have done it once and will again. Should be better theater than 2006
    The 2006 Lebanon war was a disaster for Israel. With what is happening in Syria and Egypt, attacking Hezbollah directly is a bad idea and Israel knows it. Maybe they will just continue to pick off high-level targets in both Iran and Lebanon. The only wild card here is the collapse of the ruling coalition and probable early elections. But I don't think a foolhardy war that duplicates a recent failure is something that will resonate with Israeli voters. Maybe we'll see a bombing or two but even that is risky with Hezbollah's love of civilian shields.

    What is sad is that while Israel assassinates Iranian nuclear scientists on their home turf, Iran/Hezbollah botches assassination attempts and terrorist attacks abroad. This is their first "success" after a long string of failures and misses.

  15. #15
    govtstatistic's Avatar
    govtstatistic is offline coverup public corru
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,170

    Default Syrian rebels acquire surface-to-air missiles

    ACCOUNTABILITY WE CAN BELIEVE IN
    wanted for conspiring to cover up public corruption
    reward or prosecution inevitable

  16. #16
    govtstatistic's Avatar
    govtstatistic is offline coverup public corru
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,170

    Default Egypt troops move into Israel border zone

    ACCOUNTABILITY WE CAN BELIEVE IN
    wanted for conspiring to cover up public corruption
    reward or prosecution inevitable

  17. #17
    Giavella Water is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    1,058

    Default

    They were fighting amongst themselves 5000 yrs. ago and they'll still be fighting 5000 yrs. from now.

  18. #18
    govtstatistic's Avatar
    govtstatistic is offline coverup public corru
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,170

    Default Iran sends toy drone to Obama

    just some more of old news

    Iran sends toy drone to Obama

    easy come

    easy go
    ACCOUNTABILITY WE CAN BELIEVE IN
    wanted for conspiring to cover up public corruption
    reward or prosecution inevitable

  19. #19
    govtstatistic's Avatar
    govtstatistic is offline coverup public corru
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,170

    Default U.S. intelligence now says Benghazi attack "deliberate and organized"

    ACCOUNTABILITY WE CAN BELIEVE IN
    wanted for conspiring to cover up public corruption
    reward or prosecution inevitable

  20. #20
    CHIOSSO's Avatar
    CHIOSSO is online now Schuylkill Ranger
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    2 TWELVE FOOT ALLEY
    Posts
    5,383

    Default

    Some people in this world must be ruled, democracy is not for every one.
    Moyamensing became known for its penitentiary, violent hose company, cemeteries, wretchedly poor inhabitants, and crime. Harry C. Silcox

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2