Israel is not Serbia - agreed
Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Apr 22, 2009 at 04:10
Hi, yuval !
Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts. I agree that it will not be so easy for NATO to defeat Israel as they smashed Serbia.
> Serbia, even under the worst of conditions, did not expect to be physically liquidated. <
It would have meant a war against Russia allied with China in this case. That's why the NATO aggressors had to exercise self-constraint.
> Which is why it offered only feeble resistance.<
What else could a small army do against the most powerful and modern war machine on the globe that didn't hesitate to target bridges and trains ful of civilians and foreign embassies to bomb Serbia into surrender ? And still the Serbs resisted this military monster for 4 months shooting down one F-117 stealth plane and damaging heavily another one.
> Israel, knowing it WILL be liquidated once exposed, will down any plane coming its way. NATO, should it be mobilized against israel, (as some American academics demand it should) will find itself blown out of the sky. Remember the Liberty? That was at the time Israel was left exposed to four Arab armies armed to the teeth by the Russians (Egypt Syria and Iraq) and the US/Britain (the occupying power of transjordan). NATO will not survive an onslaught on Israel, nor will the local Arabs. <
If the worst happens -which I hope it will never do - then NATO will enter secret alliances and will coordinate its war plans with Iran, Turkey , Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan before it makes a direct onslaught on Israel. I can imagine that surely the NATO "altruists" will provide "guarantees" for Israel's post-defeat survival and 'reconstruction' with ISRO-Force , mixed Jewish-Palestinian Police and other bulls ... and the war will be camouflaged as a humanitarian campaign to stop 'the Gazan/West Bank genocide by the Israelis". The same fairy tale was used against Serbia. NATO is perhaps innovative in its weapons but hardly in its slogans and propaganda. And now with its Moslem heritage and liabilities in the Balkans it is even less reliable, more dogmatic and questionable as to its real mission than ever before.
Best wishes, Ianus
Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".
Reader comments (529) on this item
Comment on this item
You can help support Daniel Pipes' work by making a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum. Daniel J. Pipes