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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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1 posted on 05/02/2012 11:52:35 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike
obama's ... er mean
zer0's fault
2 posted on 05/02/2012 11:57:25 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: massmike
The only way to protect yourself from the kids is to destroy the mother. I say they are planning to bomb Iran within two weeks. May G_D be Israel in this time of need.
3 posted on 05/02/2012 12:00:07 PM PDT by kagoots (Soon we will envy the dead)
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To: massmike
It is time to take our troops out of Afghanistan and put them into Israel..If this piece of crap Obama stands by and lets those savages go into Israel then he will surely go to hell..We need to help our friends..
4 posted on 05/02/2012 12:01:10 PM 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: kagoots

Not to worry. Israel will never be defeated. Her borders were set thousands of years ago by a higher authority than any muzzie understands or knows.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 12:12:36 PM PDT by skimask
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To: massmike
Something’s up.
6 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:56 PM PDT by mojito
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To: massmike

BTTT. This is not SOP. Something is up.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: PA Engineer

Refugees...


8 posted on 05/02/2012 12:45:28 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: PLD

Exactly what would our troops be doing?


9 posted on 05/02/2012 12:46:52 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: PA Engineer
Next time:

DON'T GIVE THE SINAI BACK!!

10 posted on 05/02/2012 12:51:28 PM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: EEGator
What ever the Israeli's need them to do if they even wanted them there..one thing for sure our boys and girls would not have to worry about the Israeli's stabbing them or shooting them in the back

Right now Israel is just putting troops on its borders.

11 posted on 05/02/2012 1:03:12 PM 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
What ever the Israeli's need them to do if they even wanted them there..one thing for sure our boys and girls would not have to worry about the Israeli's stabbing them or shooting them in the back

Right now Israel is just putting troops on its borders.

12 posted on 05/02/2012 1:03:35 PM 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: skimask

But wait, O’Bummer has not been in office three and a half years yet! That won’t be until July 20th.


13 posted on 05/02/2012 1:13:28 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: PLD

The Israelis have 16 more Battalions ready to be called up if necessary. I can see air support,or naval support, but not ground troops.

They have the same problem as we do. Neither of us fight the way we should anymore. You must crush your enemy. None of this non proportional response worries.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 1:20:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

We’ve been using the “limited war” strategy since 1951 when Truman fired MacArthur because Mac was into crushing the enemy during Korea.


15 posted on 05/02/2012 1:29:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: EEGator

Probably would be a great time to take back Sinai.

Minimum loss of life, Egypt won’t be able to mount a counter, and with Syria being distracted, and IDF ground troops up north, it is an easy play.

Then give it to the Palis and move them out of Gaza.

The Palis get their own country, Israel gets another seaside resort and Egypt doesn’t have to worry about pissing the Israelis off any further.


16 posted on 05/02/2012 1:33:27 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I am certainly on MacArthur’s side.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 1:38:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Sounds like a plan to me. Only problem is the Palis want all the Israelis dead.


18 posted on 05/02/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: massmike

If I were in Egypt or Syria, and I had a fan, I wouldn’t turn it on. The crap is about to hit it.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 1:47:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: massmike

bookmark


20 posted on 05/02/2012 1:51:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: EEGator
They have the same problem as we do. Neither of us fight the way we should anymore. You must crush your enemy. None of this non proportional response worries.

William Tecumseh Sherman, Sir Arthur Harris, and many others would have been prosecuted for war crimes in this day and age.

The Brits were saying this in 1941 about bombing Germany:

"The ultimate aim of an attack on a town area is to break the morale of the population which occupies it. To ensure this, we must achieve two things: first, we must make the town physically uninhabitable and, secondly, we must make the people conscious of constant personal danger. The immediate aim, is therefore, twofold, namely, to produce (i) destruction and (ii) fear of death."


21 posted on 05/02/2012 2:09:43 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: PLD

Look at a map.

The attack on Iran from Iraq and or Afghanistan better than a defensive posture in Israel.


22 posted on 05/02/2012 2:13:48 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: af_vet_rr

That is the only way war should be fought in my opinion. Turn everything around Israel into Dresden.


23 posted on 05/02/2012 2:17:23 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: skimask
Not to worry. Israel will never be defeated. Her borders were set thousands of years ago by a higher authority than any muzzie understands or knows.

Maybe you haven't actually read the Bible. While The Lord probably won't let the Jewish people be destroyed, when The Lord wanted to make a point to the Jewish people, The Lord DID allow Israel to be defeated, on a number of occasions.

And I'd like to mention that the Jewish people helped elect Obama as POTUS with overwhelming numbers, I'm ashamed to say.

Mark

24 posted on 05/02/2012 4:26:18 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: af_vet_rr; EEGator
They have the same problem as we do. Neither of us fight the way we should anymore. You must crush your enemy. None of this non proportional response worries.

William Tecumseh Sherman, Sir Arthur Harris, and many others would have been prosecuted for war crimes in this day and age.

As I recall, Curtis Lamay said that had the allies lost the war, he would have been prosecuted for "war crimes" as well.

Mark

25 posted on 05/02/2012 4:30:57 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

General Lemay was great. He had some serious stones.


26 posted on 05/02/2012 4:57:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: MarkL
As I recall, Curtis Lamay said that had the allies lost the war, he would have been prosecuted for "war crimes" as well.

There was a show on PBS talking about the bombing of Germany, that discussed the decisions made by Harris, LeMay, and others, and one of the analysts/historians said that on the allied side, the only crime greater than the bombing of civilian Germans would have been losing the war to Germany.

Surprisingly insightful comment that summed it up nicely. It's very hard for those opposed to the bombing to argue with that logic.
27 posted on 05/02/2012 5:09:27 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: EEGator
That is the only way war should be fought in my opinion. Turn everything around Israel into Dresden.

It's pretty easy to wage war against civilized nations like the US and Israel when you know they won't deliberately target your families....
28 posted on 05/02/2012 5:23:54 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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15 posted on Wed May 02 2012 15:29:21 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Jack Hydrazine: “We’ve been using the “limited war” strategy since 1951 when Truman fired MacArthur because Mac was into crushing the enemy during Korea.”

I am just as unhappy as you about the division of the Korean peninsula caused by Truman firing MacArthur, but I can understand his concern about a full-blown Third World War if we engaged Mao's armies directly. We know much more today about the weakness of the respective positions of Mao, Stalin and Kim than we did in the early 1950s.

But let's for a moment grant that Truman was right. If so, then just what does Obama think could happen that is forcing us to fight a limited war now? Seems to me the best argument for encouraging the Israelis to make a full-scale attack now is to **PREVENT** a much bigger war later.

29 posted on 05/02/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

It’s our rules of engagement that tie our hands and force up to fight a limited war.


30 posted on 05/02/2012 6:29:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MarkL

Very true. Israel will ultimately win the day but she will suffer massive devastation before its all said and done. The people of Israel will eventually turn back to God, it will be a hard road getting them there.


31 posted on 05/02/2012 6:34:21 PM PDT by eak3
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To: massmike

“The IDF has issued emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions in light of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders.”

Oh-oh.

Stay safe, my Israeli friends.


32 posted on 05/02/2012 7:11:59 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: massmike; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks massmike.
The IDF has issued emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions in light of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders.
There's never been a better time for one of tose "They've got us surrounded, the poor bastards" ping.


33 posted on 05/03/2012 12:04:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: massmike; Fred Nerks

Israel does not have its back protected.The Palestinians (Hamas), Egyptians ( Muslim Brotherhood),Syrians in both Lebanon and Syria,have Israel surrounded. The USA has trained an army ( under the guise of calling them police) on the West Bank, Obama just donated 183 million to Palestine which will be used to buy arms.

Yes Israel may soon attack Iran, she has to. It will be Obama’s leftist shining moment , which could well annouce WW III.

Obama and his whole gang of fascists have to go, soon. The world is well on its way to being completely destabilized
via the middle East.

When the USA pulls out of Afghanistan, the fire works will start, millions will die, and Obama the “Hope and Change” Redeemer’s legacy will be nothing but fire and blood.

It is not business as usual MITT!


34 posted on 05/03/2012 3:53:22 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: PLD
They can take care of themselves. And this isn't about Egypt or Syria. Both have their own problems and are not in the best position to start a war.
35 posted on 05/03/2012 7:24:08 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SunkenCiv

So that’s what all those military flyovers today were about.


36 posted on 05/03/2012 7:26:07 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: PLD

Thanks, but no thanks. We’ve never needed that kind of help before, and now is a bad time to start. I trust O about as far as I can toss an elephant uphill.


37 posted on 05/03/2012 7:28:42 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: af_vet_rr
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.

38 posted on 05/03/2012 7:29:24 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Goring also said that the use of the atoms bombs dropped on Japan was motivated by racism,that the US would not have used it against Germany had there been an opportunity to use in Europe. Do you agree with Goring on that point as well?


39 posted on 05/03/2012 8:14:38 AM PDT by lbryce (OMG. What have we done to deserve the likes of the miscreant Zero?)
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To: Eleutheria5
You are right,Our military has become a shambles since the Communist Muslim has taken over..

I have no doubt in my mind Israel could win a war against any country..You see it is written in the Bible..I also believe we are getting really close to the end wars..I just hope God holds off until the Muslims throne is taken away from him..

40 posted on 05/03/2012 8:26:56 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..
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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