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Six army battalions called up under emergency orders to meet growing threat on Egypt,Syria borders
timesofisrael.com ^ | 05/02/2012 | AARON KALMAN

Posted on 05/02/2012 11:52:25 AM PDT by massmike

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.

“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.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; israel; syria
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To: redgolum
I know the Israeli's can take care of themselves..They are the only country I would ever wish that would help us if we get in a war in this country..And don't say It can't happen..I never though that this country would be turned over to the devil but it has..
41 posted on 05/03/2012 8:31:14 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: redgolum
I know the Israeli's can take care of themselves..They are the only country I would ever wish that would help us if we get in a war in this country..And don't say It can't happen..I never though that this country would be turned over to the devil but it has..
42 posted on 05/03/2012 8:38:35 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: bert

bert i don’t know how to read a map..


43 posted on 05/03/2012 8:45:17 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: bert

bert i don’t know how to read a map..


44 posted on 05/03/2012 8:46:32 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: EEGator
This is true..after Obama the free loader leaves maybe we could get back to building our military up again..The first thing to do is get rid of the Pansie's...
45 posted on 05/03/2012 8:51:21 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: lbryce
No. The original plan was to use it on Berlin, but the war in Europe ended before the bombs were ready.
46 posted on 05/03/2012 9:40:54 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

A lot of non-Germans would have suffered if a nuke was exploded over Berlin. That alone made it a non-starter.


47 posted on 05/03/2012 9:44:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Win the battles, but lose the war. If this becomes the battle of end-times Israel, the Israeli’s will suffer enormous numbers of KIA’s, MIA’s and grievous losses, but the Arab’s will get nuked back to the days of their false prophet. So much so, that most will quit mosques and islam all together!


48 posted on 05/03/2012 11:15:35 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: eak3
See my post Mark, I read the news, which comes straight out of the Bible these days. Imagine such a complete and horrific casualties.

Also, Obama has already deposed the rulers of three countries out of ten kingdoms spoken of in the Bible.

Obama's hidden utilization of the Moslem Brotherhood alongside US Special Forces in places the USA has no interests. This places us directly in the Bull's Eye of God's wrath. Right, or wrong, the US has entered into the judgement for Zero's serial crimes.

49 posted on 05/03/2012 11:23:04 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: massmike; All
Could the call up have anything to do with anticipating this? Does anyone know if they found the source of the smell in central Israel this morning? I can't find any updates. This is posted on Drudge:

Chlorine smell in Tel Aviv...

50 posted on 05/03/2012 11:23:36 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: dfwgator
A lot of non Japanese suffered too.

If the bomb had been ready, they would have nuked Germany.
The Allies turned Dresden into a firestorm knowing full well there were Allied POW’s in the city. That didn't change the target selection.

If you read what men like Harris and LeMay wrote, they knew that they will killing on combatants. LeMay sacrificed many, many aircrews in daylight bomb raids to limit that. It was factored into part of the cost.

51 posted on 05/03/2012 12:27:35 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
Goring asked that “Bomber” Harris and LeMay be tried with him. He said that they committed war crimes against French and German civilians in the bombing campaigns.

In many ways, he was right. The tactic was called “Terror Bombing”, and was a spectacular failure in it's stated goal #2. Moral increased, because the towns really started to hate the Allied air forces.


It met another goal that was in some ways just as important as the first two: It shattered the myth of German supremacy that Hitler had built up prior to the war, and it cast doubt on the Germans' ability to win, and that did start wearing down morale. It may have pissed off some at the Allied air forces, but it destroyed a lot of the efforts Hitler and his staff had put into their propaganda. Every single raid told the German people, consciously or subconsciously, that they did not have air superiority, and with the numbers of planes and numbers of raids increasing, it made it all too clear that the war was not going to be won, and it was just a matter of time.
52 posted on 05/03/2012 1:35:42 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: PLD

Even if you sent over a whole division of crack troops, with this guy I don’t think they’d leave after it’s over, but instead take over and impose a piece settlement that would require continued occupation, in effect an American Mandate, and bring about a revival of the Irgun. What a bitter way for a long friendship to end.


53 posted on 05/03/2012 10:48:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: EEGator

You want to “crush” egypt? Easy, drop one bunker buster bomb in the face of the Aswan Dam. It would flush the toilet all the way to the sea.

No Egypt.

Who needs nukes?!


54 posted on 05/04/2012 11:27:44 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: MarkL
"And I'd like to mention that the Jewish people helped elect Obama as POTUS with overwhelming numbers, I'm ashamed to say."

However the Israeli people did not. Israel had nothing to do with electing Obama, but half of voting America did. So if any punishment for Obama happens, it will be here in America, not there in Israel.

55 posted on 05/04/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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