Israeli Armed Forces leave no man

June 28, 2006 at 2:05 am (Books, Israel, Middle East, Military)

From this post of Vital Perspective (emphasis added):

We just heard CNN question why Israel is doing this while Condoleezza Rice was urging diplomacy and an international mediation was underway. No government ought to negotiate with terrorists, including Israel. The terrorists had 67 hours to return Cpl. Shalit before any action was taken, and the Israelis don’t leave men behind.

After reading The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East by Abraham Rabinovich and Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren, this point becomes very, very clear.

The Israeli Armed Forces do not leave their men behind. The only time they do so is when they most absolutely must. The Israeli Armed Forces have sacrificed men to retrieve those stranded. This emphasis on having Shalit returned alive – and going to war over it – is nothing out of the ordinary.

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1 Comment

  1. Tel-Chai Nation said,

    As Operation Summer Rains begins, another Israeli…

    The IDF has entered Gaza to search for and free Gilad Shalit, the soldier who was kidnapped by PLO/Hamas terrorists (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, who’s got more coverage here). Be sure also to read this important article by Caroline Glick, in which she ….

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