- Apr 5, 2009
But Egypt is not hostile to Israel as of now.
Well, In my opinion only future can tells what happens to a nation, and it is true for every nation in this world.Who colud have predicted the break up of the USSR even a few years before 1991? Pakistan even a few months before December 1971 (Well Mountbatten did, not sure how many believed it)?
It is a fact and Vinod I am agree with you but what Israelis have is the motivation, discipline and tendency to cope with harsh political and strategic environment. While her enemies though have the will neither they are united and nor they are motivated,and not to mention they are not disciplined enough as Israel is.All of Israel's strengths and the Arab's weaknesses don't take away the basic fact that Israel is extremely vulnerable. She is surrounded by suicidal enemies on all sides, is too small and there are several who want to see it utterly destroyed.
Yes, that is how it stands now. It may possibly change though I am not counting on that.It is a fact and Vinod I am agree with you but what Israelis have is the motivation, discipline and tendency to cope with harsh political and strategic environment. While her enemies though have the will neither they are united and nor they are motivated,and not to mention they are not disciplined enough as Israel is.
Egypt has around 200 F-16s, 25 Phantoms, 23 C-130J Hercules, 9 Beechcraft 1900s, CH-47, AH-64 Apache , Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawks, Kaman SH-2 Seasprite etc.. etc..
And the spearheads of the army are M1A1/M1A2 MBT and M60A3 MBT.
So quite a lot of western weaponry.
I stated the western weaponry to show Egypt's weakness. Not strength.Ture, Soham, Egypt's weaponry consists of western origin, that can not be denied that it gives her enough fire power, but still Israel's in house capabilities are world class, and since, Israel has experience in the western weaponry.
Also boasting advanced western weapons does not necessarily means that war will be tilt in favour of Egypt if actually war happens! Because not only advanced weapons needed but what means that the persons handles it handles it with superior techniques. For an example, 1971 war , IAF lacked the air craft like Sabre which had Air - to- Air Missile which PAF possessed , at that time, giving PAF an advantage in Air to Air combat ,but Sabres were downed by Folland Gnats.
True , Vinod , Pakistan can be candidate , but an incompetent enemy in my opinion. initially it can cause destruction but later getting self destructed, more over it is an unstable enemy.Even one rogue nation can cause enough destruction. We have some potential candidates: Pakistan, Iran...
Didn't the same CIA report on the Iraqi WMDs?guys, I agree with vinod here. stranger things have happened, and things change pretty quickly.
right now, israel is more than safe, but we never know the future. if CIA has some report than it should be taken seriously. obviously, they are privy to more info than all of us ever can be.
There might even be fail safes built into some of the Egyptian weapons to render them almost useless against US systems. (Built into the IFF on missiles for example).I stated the western weaponry to show Egypt's weakness. Not strength.
If a war breaks out between Egypt and Israel. Egypt will be paralyzed by an arms embargo.
Sir,There might even be fail safes built into some of the Egyptian weapons to render them almost useless against US systems. (Built into the IFF on missiles for example).
They are very careful with that kind of thing, a potential threat nation wouldn't be given weapons the US couldn't deal with easily (backdoors and the like).
obviously, they were working on an agenda to prepare the ground for attacking iraq. but their report was touted to justify the invasion, wasnt it.Didn't the same CIA report on the Iraqi WMDs?
Stinger Missiles, Hamas got a nasty surprise with them. I imagine equipment like AMRAAMs have a similar thing, although the US could probably override it (it would be daft if they couldn't) if they needed to.Sir,
Could you shed some more light on such examples ?
And by IFF do you mean the Identification friend or foe (IFF) system ?
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