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Israeli analyst: if we knew who&what we attacked in Golan, ‘then we have a problem in strategic thinking’

A great run down by Al-Akhbar of translated Israeli media reaction concerning the hangover effect from their very dangerous strike this weekend (although I would urge caution in relying on Akhbar translations, just as I would in reverse):

“…Writing in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot, military commentator Alex Fishman summed up the sentiment in Israel by saying that Israel regrets its success more than it should. He further elaborated that the Israeli attack has now turned into a strategic crisis, prompting the authorities to rush to deploy Iron Dome batteries in the north. He also wrote, without saying who was responsible for the assassination: “We can assume that the planners had not dreamt of a more glaring success. We hit three birds with two missiles: Breached Syrian sovereignty, hit a Hezbollah symbol, and assassinated an Iranian general.” The commentator also said that if Israel knew who and what it attacked in the Golan, “then we have a problem in strategic thinking [Translated quote]…”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

January 21, 2015 at 9:45 pm

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