Eisenkot: US withdrawal is important, but let’s not exaggerate

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot estimated that the US military pullback from Syria had occurred at a high moment in US-Israeli ties and “was a meaningful event, although it should not be exaggerated.” He stressed that for decades Israel had managed its northern front alone. In a lecture before the Multidisciplinary College in Herzliya on Sunday, Eisenkot confirmed that the IDF had invested vast resources in the last four years in missions, most of them unrevealed, for curtailing Iran’s consolidation in Syria. The chief of staff said: “Iran has a vision of creating a 100,000-strong fighting force in Syria with a combined ground, naval and intelligence capacity and building a line of military posts on the Golan. “A counter-operation was designed by the IDF and approved by the government, he said. “For two years, we have been conducting continuous operations [to thwart Iran], and done so with complete independence against multiple players.”

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3 thoughts on “Eisenkot: US withdrawal is important, but let’s not exaggerate

  • Dec 23, 2018 @ 15:18 at 15:18
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    Eisenkot has a future in fantasy land him and Natanyahou will lead Tzahal to a Hollywood carrier. In reality He run away from Hamas The Hizballah Tunnels saved him Now he has a bigger fantasy project building a defense against Iran somewhere in Syria that he can tell anybody about except boast in the press because it is a secret

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  • Dec 23, 2018 @ 15:47 at 15:47
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    Exaggerate is what Bibi did when he addressed to U.S. Senate denouncing the Iran deal during Obama’s presidency. Reap what you so.

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  • Dec 23, 2018 @ 19:15 at 19:15
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    Remember to bomb the nuclear facilities of Iran as long you still have time.
    the building up of troops in Libanon and Syria is a decoy to have peace with uranium enrichment. Also check if Iran gets heavy water, as they could also go for plutonium.
    Israel has experts for nuclear technologies and they should have a sharp eye on the thing.
    Bomb the nuclear facilities first.

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