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Old 21st May 2024, 15:03
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He would say that, wouldn't he? (But being so mean will probably reduce the chance that Bibi gets a nice condolence letter when he passes on...)
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Senior Iranian military officials are developing concepts for destroying Israel without having to defeat the IDF and triggering a full-scale war. One of these concepts is surprise ground attacks into Israel.

The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami articulated a blueprint involving Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian-backed Palestinian militias launching protracted ground campaigns from multiple fronts into Israel in 2022.

Salami reasoned that such pressure would disrupt the Israeli political and social order and generate widespread civilian displacement—without needing to deal a decisive blow to the IDF.

Gholam Ali Rashid, commander of Iran’s Khatam ol Anbia Central Headquarters, which is responsible for all joint military operations, expanded on this concept in a May 2024 interview and demonstrated how Iran is continuing to learn from Hamas.

Hamas’ attack demonstrated, Rashid said, that the Axis of Resistance could destroy the Israeli state by launching surprise attacks from Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank simultaneously —echoing Salami’s comments.

Read the full article from CTP on how Iran plans to destroy Israel here:
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To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.'
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Senior Iranian military officials are developing concepts for destroying Israel without having to defeat the IDF and triggering a full-scale war. One of these concepts is surprise ground attacks into Israel.

The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami articulated a blueprint involving Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian-backed Palestinian militias launching protracted ground campaigns from multiple fronts into Israel in 2022.

Salami reasoned that such pressure would disrupt the Israeli political and social order and generate widespread civilian displacement—without needing to deal a decisive blow to the IDF.

Gholam Ali Rashid, commander of Iran’s Khatam ol Anbia Central Headquarters, which is responsible for all joint military operations, expanded on this concept in a May 2024 interview and demonstrated how Iran is continuing to learn from Hamas.

Hamas’ attack demonstrated, Rashid said, that the Axis of Resistance could destroy the Israeli state by launching surprise attacks from Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank simultaneously —echoing Salami’s comments.

Read the full article from CTP on how Iran plans to destroy Israel here:

https://www.criticalthreats.org/anal...destroy-israel
Good luck with that plan ​​​​​​​
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Old 26th May 2024, 07:59
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"Hamas’ attack demonstrated, Rashid said, that the Axis of Resistance could destroy the Israeli state by launching surprise attacks from Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank simultaneously"

the risk is , of course, that if there are simultaneous attacks Israel goes for Iran and cuts off the problem at the root. A badly damaged Iran wouldn't remove Hamas etc but it would stop them very quickly. There are enough people in the countries they operate in who would be very very happy to take advantage of weakened Iranian support to "correct" one or two long running issues locally, especially in Lebanon.
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Old 26th May 2024, 14:45
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Salami might want to read up on Tet 1968 during the Vietnam War (aka known by the Vietnamese as the "American War").

Bringing your light infantry out into the open to engage a very capable foe does not fare well.

But then again....perhaps it would be a wonderful step towards World Peace were the Iranians decide to do such a thing.

For the not knowing....the strategy failure of the Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese is the expected popular uprising of the people of South Vietnam did not take place.

Sun Tau principles should be considered for sure.


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Old 27th May 2024, 07:56
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".the strategy failure of the Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese is the expected popular uprising of the people of South Vietnam did not take place."

very true and often forgotten - BUT it convinced the US public that the South was no longer going to win - public support collapsed after Tet so in the medium term it was a gigantic win for the NVA
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Walter Cronkeit went on. National TV and declared Tet a defeat....when it was actually the most important victory of the war.

The Vietnamese understood they had been beaten and had the US Military been allowed to prosecute the War as a War....history would be much different today.

The North Vietnamese were amply supported by the Media and the politicians in mufti and in uniform surrendered to it.

Those lessons need to be well learned by Israel an all other combatants.....you have to win the War at home in order to win it elsewhere.

There can be no sanctuaries for the opposition....the war has to extend to anywhere they are located and then see them made combat in-effective.

If you are to wage war it must be done without quarter until the ability and will of the enemy to fight is destroyed.


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Old 28th May 2024, 07:17
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".the war has to extend to anywhere they are located and then see them made combat in-effective."

Hmmm - depends exactly WHERE they are located - if that is in a country with nuclear weapons the risks step change

I'd guess that no-one wanted another Korea with Chinese "volunteers" coming to the rescue of the NVA

And I'm not sure that history would have changed - at least not from where we currently stand - Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia weren't domino's. Burma is still a dysfunctional shambles - and Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam are all run by tiny cliques
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Check out the history of China and Vietnam.....they were not exactly kissing cousins.

Perhaps that was part of Kissinger and Nixon opening relations with China....to prevent that from happening.
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Seems to being put in practice…

https://archive.ph/2024.05.29-054321...test-ddpv3h3g7

Israeli anger grows as army dithers in face of Hezbollah barrages

….More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes on both sides of the border. Seven Israeli civilians and 15 soldiers have been killed along with about 300 fighters on the Lebanese side of the border, mostly Hezbollah but also Palestinian militants who operate there with the consent of the Lebanese militia…..

The war cabinet minister and opposition leader Benny Gantz has threatened to leave the government next week and return to the opposition if residents were not returned to their homes “by September 1”, the start of the school year.

A commander of Israel’s northern front said that the evacuated civilians must return home, whether a diplomatic solution comes before or after all-out war with Hezbollah.

“I have to bring a strategic goal and that will create a security reality that will enable the return of the northern civilians’ home. Whether the diplomatic solution comes before a war or after a war is a decision not to be made by the IDF but by the political echelon,” said the commander.

“We’re ready for it. The IDF has spent months preparing for the expansion of the war in the north in every sense of the word, preparing more targets, preparing an operational plan that fits, and preparing our troops on the ground.”

The commander added: “The hourglass is ticking. You have over 53,000 civilians not in their homes because of an Iranian proxy standing on our borders looking to harm us. We have no other choice.”
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Looks like they want to fight everyone ................... I'd always thought you avoided a war on two fronts.
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War on two fronts

Depends if you have air and technological superiority or not.
Israel's larger neighbours don't appear to want to get in its way, or pose a threat, so its purely an insurgency problem.
The only issue for Israel is collateral damage to the civilian population that is infiltrated by the insurgents.
That is a risk Israel is willing to take...
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Old 29th May 2024, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Looks like they want to fight everyone ................... I'd always thought you avoided a war on two fronts.
The enemy gets a vote, or have you forgotten 1948 through 1973? Israel isn't surrounded by friends.
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Old 31st May 2024, 16:11
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Video.D. Stenling, head of counterintelligence at Sweden’s security police, holds a press conference confirming Iran is using Swedish gangs to carry out terror attacks against Jews.

Mossad reports “the Kurdish Fox” is behind grenade &shooting attacks against the Israeli Embassy in Sweden.
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The commander of the IRGC says Israel should "wait for our answer" following the killing of an IRGC officer in a suspected Israeli strike in Aleppo this week.
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Video. Iranian F-4 fighter jets in underground bunker.

Oghab 44, also known as Eagle 44, is an Iranian underground airbase unveiled in February 2023.

It is the first tactical and secret airbase for the army's air force, designed to accommodate fighter jets, bombers, and Iranian UAVs.
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It is the first tactical and secret airbase for the army's air force, designed to accommodate fighter jets, bombers, and Iranian UAVs.
Hmm, so secret that it's all over the internet?
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"Oghab 44, also known as Eagle 44, is an Iranian underground airbase unveiled in February 2023."

So secret it was officially "unveiled"???
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For those of you watching the Iranian election, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has tossed his hat into the ring.
Not sure how much support he'll get, but he's certainly not shy about stirring the pot in the region.
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