Associates close to Netanyahu and Ya'alon called draft review of Operation Protective Edge 'an unserious report that reeks of politicking.'12:47 06.05.16 | 0 comments
The military concedes that it did not offer all possible options to the Cabinet. But the Cabinet (of 7) includes 2 former Chiefs of Staff (Barak and Ya'alon), and a former commando officer (Netanyahu). They should have asked questions, especially when there was an obvious question to ask: Is there a way to disable the ships by placing a chain or net over the propeller? The Cabinet people are not supposed to just listen politely but to also look for alternatives. And indeed, the Navy tested the idea of carrying a chain between two fast boats in order to disable a big ship in between them It worked only half the time. Well, if you try it twice, chances of success are 3/4 and if tried thrice, success probability goes up to 7/8. I imagine somebody asked the navy about this, received their answer, and didn't do the math.