NP sends a link to give me the chance to say “I told you so”:
Israel’s new chief of staff, an air force general, believed that most of Israel’s future operations would be conducted from the air. Military leaders were convinced that with superior communications and air power they did not even need new U.S. “bunker buster” munitions to root out terror leaders in underground hideaways.
Today, this vision of air power as a panacea has been shattered.
Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz and his advisers have been stunned by the failure of Israel’s air war against Hizbullah, which has shrugged massive air bombings on its headquarters in Beirut to maintain the rocket war against the Jewish state. “Air power is not the answer here,” a senior officer said. ‘You have to go from one Hizbullah [weapons] bunker to another. Some of these bunkers are seven meters deep and can’t be destroyed by aircraft, even if you could find them.”
From time to time I wonder why people continue to try arguing with me. Seriously, how many metaphorical heads do I have to hand people before they start thinking that, at the very least, neither history nor the odds are on their side?
This isn’t to say that I’m always correct, I’m not, but I think it’s safe to say that based on the evidence right here on this blog, we’re on the high side of 90 percent and the skulls stacking up are beginning to approach Genghis-Khan-before-a-once-resistant-city levels.
So, what clueless cretin wants to make the case that Lebanon and Iran are two entirely different matters and that US air power will suffice to knock out Iran’s nuclear capability and/or its current regime? Because – sigh – I know you’re out there….