Monday, July 17, 2006

Don't Play With Fire

Israel doesn't seem to play with the news agencies (good for them!) and let the world know what they plan to do before they do it. You see the reporters over there giving a blow-by-blow of missles hitting Israel and trying to catch the action on camera. Explosions are great for ratings, I suppose. None of them really know what is going on and it gets tiring to watch.

Israel knows what they are doing though, you can count on that. OPFOR probably has it right in Prepping the Battlespace.

"What we are witnessing in southern Lebanon is concurrent with actions designed to prep a battlefield for the insertion of ground forces. So far, Israel has relied on its dominance in sea and air forces to isolate Hezbollah, rather than focusing their brunt of their superior forces on actual enemy positions. By blockading the coast, neutralizing Beruit's airport, and damaging roads and bridges into and out of Lebanon, the IDF has cut off Hezbollah's supply routes by land, sea, and air, and blocked all lines of escape.

These isolation actions are eerily similiar to Coalition movements prior to Operation Hail Mary during the first Gulf War, where allied aircraft severed supply lines to foward deployed Iraqi Army units.

The end result is a battlespace that traps the now ill-equipped enemy force, the ideal environment for Israel to crush Hezbollah forces.

I think that in the coming days, we will see a sizable Israeli ground incursion into southern Lebanon, a campaign designed to exploit the favorable conditions that Israel has created for itself. I have the feeling that once that invasion comes, Hezbollah's ability to launch rocket attacks into Israel proper will be severly reduced, if not eliminated."

Thanks to LGF for pointing out that post.

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