Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Israel: Airspace Key for Existence 

IMRA quotes Israel's Air Force Commander:

Key to Israel's Existence is Continued Control of Airspace After Disengagement

...[control of the airspace] is one of the keys for the security and existence of the state.
All I can say is I hope this commander wasn't telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. It's hard to imagine a defense against implacable existential threats that is based on publically announcing the precise location of your Achilles Heel.

Actually, if they were taking my advice, the commander would have quietly announced that Israel's existence depended completely on continued control of the Briar Patch, lest the Palestinians throw us in there and we perish. At least it would be fun to watch the Palestinian position slowly evolve over the ensuing days or weeks to insist that Palestinian rights can only be served if the Briar patch is restored to them.

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