Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Netanyahu Makes A Case For A Preemptive Strike

It isn't a matter of if we will see a preemptive strike from Israel, it is now a matter of when we will see it:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a thinly veiled defense of a possible Israeli preemptive strike on Iran during a Knesset commemoration Tuesday of the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.

In a speech to MKs about the war, in which Israel was surprised by a coordinated Arab invasion on the northern and southern fronts, Netanyahu explained that IDF soldiers who fought in the bitter battles of that war “saved us from paying the price of complacency.”

“In the end we won a great victory, but the lessons of the war have stayed with us these 40 years,” Netanyahu said.
“The first lesson is to never underestimate a threat, never underestimate an enemy, never ignore the signs of danger. We can’t assume the enemy will act in ways that are convenient for us. The enemy can surprise us. Israel will not fall asleep on its watch again,” he vowed.

The second lesson, he added, was that “we can’t surrender the option of a preventive strike. It is not necessary in every situation, and it must be weighed carefully and seriously. But there are situations in which paying heed to the international price of such a step is outweighed by the price in blood we will pay if we absorb a strategic strike that will demand a response later on, and perhaps too late.”

Netanyahu added: “A preventive war, even a preventive strike, is among the most difficult decisions a government can take, because it will never be able to prove what would have happened if it had not acted. But the key difference between the [1967] Six Day War and the [1973] Yom Kippur War lies first of all in the fact that in the Six Day War we launched a preventive strike that broke the chokehold our enemies had placed on us, and on Yom Kippur the government decided, despite all warnings, to absorb the full force of an enemy attack.”

Netanyahu also offered hints at Israel’s negotiating position in peace talks with the Palestinians.
“The third lesson” of the war, he said, “is the strategic importance of buffer zones. [Israel’s] control of the Golan [Heights] and the Sinai Peninsula [in 1973] prevented an enemy penetration deep into the country” in the first days of the war.
Press reports sourced to leaks from the peace talks with the Palestinians have suggested in recent days that Israel seeks to retain security control over the Jordan Valley as a buffer zone to the east.
And, Netanyahu said, “there is a fourth lesson: Peace is attained from a position of strength. In the Yom Kippur War, despite the enemy’s excellent opening position, they learned they could not best us with weapons. Five years later, [Egyptian president Anwar] Sadat and [prime minister Menachem] Begin signed a peace deal, and later [peace accords were signed] with Jordan.

“Now we are engaged in a serious investment in [making] peace with the Palestinians,” Netanyahu added. “Peace was achieved when our neighbors understood we are powerful and will not disappear.”

As talks over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program began in Geneva, Israel delivered another not-so-subtle message to Iran about its military capabilities Monday night.

The Israeli Air Force conducted an unusually large exercise over the northern border and the Mediterranean Sea overnight. Military sources confirmed the exercise Tuesday morning.

“Recently, changes have taken place across the region,” a national security official told the Walla news site. “The IDF is deployed both near and far for these changes, and last night’s exercise was meant to signal the IDF’s serious intentions to deal with these problems and thwart them.”

“When talking about ‘all options on the table, it’s understood that these include military options,” the air force website wrote then. ”The IAF, the long arm of the IDF, is responsible for exercising the option if need be. To this end, soldiers in the squadrons of the force practice and reinforce the spectrum of skills, even in long-range flight. In this area of flying, the IAF must develop relevant operational capabilities, from focused activities to broader activities.”


Gary said...

Okay Scott...if Israel does attack, do you see huge ramifications? Gary

Scott said...

I have always felt that the Iranian situation would ignite the powder keg (but that was before the Syrian crisis hit.

My feeling is that an Israeli "attack" on these nuke facilities will be played as an attack on Iranian citizens and they will roll out dead people (whether true or not) and inflame the muslim world.

I believe at that point Iran and Russian retaliation will be to have their proxies attack Israel and that will evolve into Isaiah 17 scenario - and the follow-up to that war/battle will be Gog-MaGog.

That all requires some speculation, but that is how I have seen it. Now, however, it seems that the Syrian thing could also lead directly into Isaiah 17 even without an Israeli attack on Iran.

So who (on earth) knows exactly how it will play out.
I'm speculating on this of course.

Stephen said...

YOU see, there is evidence that it
will happen. people on this blog
are against me when I talk about
the Presidio and San Francisco.

YET, look at recent history.

TWO KILLER quakes in the last week ??


I am CONVINCED Jesus will come into
the city (SF) and disinfect the
BLOOD of that city.

and soon

P I and Solomon Islands are warnings.


when it happens do NOT say i did
not warn this blog about this.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Mrs.C said...

Stephen, Over and over again, you continue to recite false teachings etc. October 3 has come and gone, and the false teaching "dream" (no surprise) proved itself to be false. You've been asked to provide Scripture for your statements, but you never do, and thats because they are false...not in His Word anywhere...

Stephen said...

I am not denying that. The 3 OCT
was false. Chuck Pierce who I have
been talking about is NOT that Adam
H. guy who was false.

Paul said to TEST the prophecies....that IS your scripture if u need it.

there are prophets among us, and not ALL are false ok ??

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>

GG2013 said...


You are forgetting an important message:

1 John 4:1-6

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. ...

So instead of coming here and partaking in the false teachings with those whom entertain these fallacies daily, you should be testing them on behalf of Jesus, not us who are for Jesus. BIG difference and you know it. Your choosing to be hurtful instead of helpful to the cause.

If Jesus told us to look for him on the bridge it would say so in the good book.

God Bless!!

Stephen said...

i give up, I get shot down EVERY time I try to warn about this...

when SF and LA get smashed do NOT
say I did not warn you.

cos when it happens I will NOT have
to open my mouth, it will be PLAIN
for all to see.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>