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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Israel's Eleventh Commandment

Related Link » Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran
“Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. The first has been sent in response to Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, a political and military organisation in Lebanon, could hit sites in Israel, including air bases and missile launchers. The submarines of Flotilla 7 — Dolphin, Tekuma and Leviathan — have visited the Gulf before. But the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels. The flotilla’s commander, identified only as "Colonel O", told an Israeli newspaper: ‘We are an underwater assault force. We’re operating deep and far, very far, from our borders’. Each of the submarines has a crew of 35 to 50, commanded by a colonel capable of launching a nuclear cruise missile.”
— Uzi Mahnaimi in Tel Aviv, May 30, 2010 (Times Online)
Any person with a functioning brain should understand that Israel can not allow its surrounding enemy states to launch a war of annihilation against it without fear of massive retaliation. This is a truism that applies to every other nation as well, albeit many nations put their faith in America's promise of retaliation on their behalf (the so-called "nuclear umbrella coverage").

Mealy-mouthed assurances by The Obama Himself notwithstanding, the only assurance Israel can trust is that of the IDF. And that is the essence of Israel's Eleventh Commandment.

Israeli Submarine Fleet

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