Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Oh Tovia
by: Schvach Yid

That’s Rabbi Tovia Singer of Israel National News Radio, whose radio show is accessible at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/Author.aspx/1199

I’m sorry to disagree with the radio comments you made today, but Israel can’t carpet bomb Gaza because Israel does not have heavy bombers. The task can't be done with jet fighters.

Israel needs heavy strategic bombers. The U.S. trashed many of its B-52 fleet in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s following the fall of the Soviet Union. Regrettably, Israel did not/could not acquire any of them.

By the way, I know nothing of the strategy or tactics of staging a B-52 strike, but I can easily imagine that these bombers launched from Israel wouldn’t achieve the necessary altitude until perhaps reaching Turkey, and the distances in and immediately surrounding Israel are so small, I hate to think of the potential for deadly errors and collateral damage should heavy bombers be employed near Israel’s borders.

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