Top Israeli general Maj. Gen. Yair Golan: We need US support to fight Iran This is a fact

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    Top Israeli general Maj. Gen. Yair Golan former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israel and Israeli Northern Command Speaking at the Washington Institute : We need US support to fight Iran This is a fact, future wars, Iraqi Kurdidstan and it indepenent ,the PPK is not terrorist orgination 17:00 , bring Turkish and Iranian Kurds togather will all other Kurds,

    top Israeli general tasked with writing his country’s new defense policy said Israel must prepare for direct confrontation with Iran and is counting on U.S. support in order to prevail against the Islamic Republic.

    “We cannot fight Iran alone,” Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, a candidate to become the next Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, told a Sept. 7 think tank gathering here. “They can affect us; we can affect them. It’s all about attrition. But if you want to gain something which is deeper, we cannot do it alone. This is a fact of life. It’s better to admit that.”

    Speaking at the Washington Institute where he is a visiting military fellow, Golan, a former IDF deputy chief of staff, said he was focusing his time in the U.S. capital on drafting the nation’s first national defense policy document at the behest of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. Golan is vying with the IDF’s current deputy chief of staff to replace Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, the IDF’s top officer, who is expected to end his four-year term next year.

    In the first public preview of the policy document, Golan said Israel’s force buildup plan ― one of the four pillars of the new policy that includes operational perception, readiness and leadership ― would clearly prescribe the wherewithal to fight Iran. “This is new. We cannot allow ourselves not to prepare for direct confrontation with Iran,” he said.

    “We don’t have expeditionary forces. There is no Marine Corps in Israel … this is beyond our capabilities. So what should we have? That’s a big question. That’s the classified part,” he added.

    “Iran, by way of its Revolutionary Guards, is trying to create a new reality around us with air bases and naval bases in Syria and with Shi’ite militias comprised of thousands of mercenaries and precision weapon production facilities in Lebanon,” Liberman said in a published statement late last month.

    “For decades, we’ve dealt with ISIS-style terrorism. I don’t say it’s not a problem. But we managed to live with that. … They are primitive and with relatively limited capabilities. Yes, they have their determination and they are dangerous,” he said. ”But when looking at the Iranian threat, it’s much more dangerous compared to the ISIS threat.

    “They [Iran] are a higher form of civilization. They have nice, academic infrastructure, impressive industry, good scientists and many talented young people. They are very similar to us, and because they are similar to us they are much, much more dangerous. And we can’t cope with them alone.”

    “We can achieve decisive victory over Hezbollah, and we don’t need help from a single American soldier, but we cannot fight Iran alone,” he said. “I consider future cooperation with the U.S. much more important than anything we’ve had in the past.”

    Work on Israel’s new defense policy should be concluded in the coming weeks, after which it will be presented for review. The defense policy will serve as a guideline and justification for implementing an IDF strategy document published by Eisenkot in July 2016. The defense policy, he clarified, should be viewed as just part of Israel’s overall national security policy.

    With the exception of ad hoc amendments, an overarching, government-approved national security policy has not been updated since it was authored by Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, after Israel’s founding in 1948.

    Maj Gen Yair Golan
    2008–2011: Commander of Home Front Command
    July 2011–November 2014: Commander of Israeli Northern Command[1]
    December 2014-May 2017: Deputy Chief of General Staff [2
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  2. YarS

    YarS Lieutenant Colonel

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    He-he-he. Of course, they can not fight with Iran without US-support. But they can not fight Iran even with US-support, because Russia supports Iran. But they should not fight Iran, because Iran will not attack them first without very seriouse reasons.
  3. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

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    Iran is too far for Israel to attack on its own, even if they were neighbors Israel couldn't attack them because their population is too big but they could take Iran on as they have a very powerful air force and their army has much more conventional capabilities than does Iran.

    Iran's military is defensive in nature, they also put a lot of emphasis on "special forces", these special forces are not like Delta Force or navy seals. They are specialized military advisors, perhaps even the best in the world based on the results they have achieved with limited resources.
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