Besides scoring Hizbollah a victory over the IDF in the Second Lebanon War, he outlines a rather sobering picture of an attack scenario to which the IDF currently has no solution.
The next war, he wrote, will likely include Hizbollah sending hundreds of teams comprised of 4-5 fighters each, armed with anti-tank missiles and sniper rifles, into the Galilee.If Hizbolla sends "hundreds" of these squads, then the IDF will need to train hundreds of small elite units as well. I don't see the IDF rushing to do this, considering how they don't overly invest in the counter terror squads in the Yehuda vShomron/West Bank Settlements.
"We need to recognize that the IDF with its current structure cannot provide a response to the unbelievably well-equipped force that is rising up to destroy the State of Israel," he wrote.
These hundreds of squads will be able to rely on local Israeli-Arab infrastructure in the Galilee, Sandman wrote. He recommended that the IDF immediately establish small, elite reconnaissance squads capable of countering this threat.(JPost)
Unfortunately, he also didn't recommend additional intelligence against the local Israeli-Arab infrastructure. If we're sure they will turn against Israel -- we need to make things extremely clear to the Israeli Arab population now. No silk glove treatment as is currently given to incitement-spouting MK's like Amhed Tibi -- treason requires severe imprisonment at best.
Even more scary is the report's assessment that Israel might have to turn to the US for support during the war...and we may not receive it either.
Sandman also warned of the possibility that in a future conflict, the United States might not help Israel as it had in the past. During the 2006 war and the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the US airlifted advanced weapons and ammunition to Israel to refresh dwindling stockpiles.Israel needs to stop playing around with PR peace initiatives and deal with the immediate threats at hand: Iran's nuclear ambitions, their Hizbollah proxy in South Lebanon, and their Hamas proxy in Gaza.
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