In the face of criticism officials from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are defending the tactics they used in the 11-day bombing campaign in Gaza that killed at least 256 Palestinians, including 67 children.
In comments to Newsweek, an unnamed IDF official hailed the slaughter as a “phenomenal” success and said the US and other Western countries should learn from the campaign. “They should be sending their militaries to us to see and learn,” the official said.
The official said the criticism Israel is facing because of the deliberate targeting of civilian homes and infrastructure is unfair. “Not only should the IDF not be criticized for its choice of targets, and procedures and techniques, the IDF should actually be commended by these people,” the official said.
The IDF official shifted blame for civilian casualties to Hamas. “If they really care about civilians and the protection of civilians, they should be criticizing Hamas,” the official said.
While rockets were fired out of Gaza indiscriminately, the death toll in Israel was substantially lower, as the weapons Hamas and other groups have are crude compared to the US-funded IDF. Throughout the 11-day campaign, 12 people were killed in Israel by rockets fired out of Gaza, including two children.
The US stood by its ally Israel during the onslaught and has refused to condemn the Israeli killing of Palestinian children. The Israelis are expected to ask the US for an additional $1 billion in “emergency” military aid, on top of the $3.8 billion Washington provides annually.
9 thoughts on “Israeli Military Says US Should Learn From Gaza Operation and Copy Its Tactics”
They learned from the Nazis and now we are supposed to emulate these murderous bastards ??
Sadly, it’s the other way round. The US wrote the book, The Art of War; Against a Helpless Opponent.
Witness the two nukes we dropped on Japan. Japan was helpless. We were making daily B-29 runs. We fire bombed cities. Then, we nuked them.
Very true ..
So the US should become more barbaric than it already is?
Learn? This is a revisit to the Warsaw uprising of 44.
Yes, and the United States are the new Nazis, so naturally they would want to watch and learn.
We have nothing to “learn”. We already do it. Plus we kill with sanctions just as wantonly.
First, refuse any ceasefire offers like Israel did on the first day.
Second, accept the same ceasefire offer 10 days later when you realized that you cannot suppress enemy fire and you’ve destroyed several apartment buildings.
The arrogance of this statement is appalling. The IDF guy talks as if they accomplished something, other than a one sided air campaign, something we already do quite well.
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