Thursday, September 14, 2023

Israel’s pilots have made themselves obsolete

With the 50th year commemoration of the Yom Kippur war in the coming weeks, the most important lesson of the traumatic war that caught Israel unprepared and on the verge of an existential threat to its very survival, has been to ensure that Israel will never again find herself unprepared for any external threat that can threaten the very existence of Israel.

In recent months during the height of the anti-judicial reform demonstrations, reserve and retired military pilots of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) have played a major role and have publicly called for justifying insubordination and disobeying of orders when called up for active service or for training missions against the Iranian regime. The calls to disobey orders and refuse to serve have been made despite Iranian leaders publicly and repeatedly calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.

Still resonating in the ears of military and security leaders responsible for defending and preparing Israel for that crucial moment is the shocking proclamation, with his back to the camera, of an unidentified reserve pilot-"If you don't stop the (judicial) legislation we won't attack Iran." READ MORE