You will operate behind enemy lines, 36 new IAF pilots are told

At the graduation ceremony Wednesday for 36 new pilots, 35 men and one woman, at the Israeli Air Force Base in Hatzerim, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said: “We won’t allow the Iranian army to establish itself in Syria for aggression against us or the manufacture of lethal precision weaponry.” IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot, said: “We count on you to keep Israel safe and if necessary victorious.” He was followed by the IAF commander, Maj. Gen. Amiram Nurkin, who addressed the new pilots by saying: “For some months, your comrades have been flying air strikes across the Middle East showing enterprise and creativity. Before long, you too will be operating behind enemy lines.” And Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman wound up the speeches at the ceremony by saying: “If a new offensive is launched against us from the north, your performance will undoubtedly be exceptional. In the coming years, too, the air force will be the IDF’s spearhead. We are now facing challenges that are unprecedented in our experience.”

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15 thoughts on “You will operate behind enemy lines, 36 new IAF pilots are told

  • Dec 27, 2017 @ 19:13 at 19:13
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    Air superiority is paramount for any defence which aspires to deliver victory. They should ensure defeat to S-400,S-300 series

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  • Dec 27, 2017 @ 20:40 at 20:40
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    Why generals talk about not allowing Iran near their northern border when it’s established fact : Iran is just a few kilometers off Israels Golan. Strange.

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    • Dec 27, 2017 @ 21:02 at 21:02
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      Indeed.Red lines??.they are here.TIme to send a powerful message .

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      • Dec 27, 2017 @ 21:50 at 21:50
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        Israel needs send “messages” to the capitals of Lebannon, Syria and Iran. Missiles fired from your territories will be returned to their mailing addresses.

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        • Dec 28, 2017 @ 1:56 at 1:56
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          Israel should be open for peace negotiations, and make peace with all religions and nations .
          Any other way , not air force or atom will help it .

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          • Dec 28, 2017 @ 6:04 at 6:04
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            Israel did that for 70 years.

    • Dec 27, 2017 @ 23:53 at 23:53
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      Because in reality there is a difference between just a trace of ‘iranium’ and the critical mass of it.

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  • Dec 27, 2017 @ 22:29 at 22:29
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    We could wake up tomorrow to learn that Iranian military + Hezballah no longer exist in Syria..
    “They dont know whom they are fighting…..”

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  • Dec 27, 2017 @ 22:34 at 22:34
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    only one shiksa? shurly shome mishtake?

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  • Dec 27, 2017 @ 22:42 at 22:42
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    Go GREAT IDF! I understand now what a PATHETIC LOSER I am and how GREAT the IDF and ISRAEL are.

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  • Dec 28, 2017 @ 0:32 at 0:32
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    “For some months, your comrades have been flying air strikes across the Middle East showing enterprise and creativity. Before long, you too will be operating behind enemy lines.”

    What he means to say is “ your comrades have been terrorizing the people of the Middle East and you will continue to do the same”.

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    • Dec 28, 2017 @ 6:18 at 6:18
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      The middle east is well terrorized without Israel’s help. Israel is the sanctuary, not the dhimmi hell pit that most of the middle east is.

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      • Dec 28, 2017 @ 11:12 at 11:12
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        It only became a hell pit when you people turned up. It was peaceful before that.

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    • Dec 28, 2017 @ 7:22 at 7:22
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      “ your comrades have been terrorizing the people of the Middle East and you will continue to do the same”.

      There will always be some people who are terrified by the idea that Jewish people defend themselves from murderers. Most find self defense acceptable, however. Even the Saudis leadership seem to be moving toward accepting the presence of Israel and realizing that their common interests far outweigh differences. Now this cooperation potential remains underground. Years of hate teaching against Jews sadly has made a significant portion of their subjects unready for an open alliance. So statements like the above continue.

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  • Dec 28, 2017 @ 5:19 at 5:19
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    I’d like to see an Israeli presence on the Persian Gulf with Saudi cooperation, a stand down like Kennedy did with Russian missiles in Cuba.

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