Diversionary tactics? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • S. Lahat
    • 11.08.11 | 08:12 (IDT)

    Hopefully this is not a confirmation of the apprehensions voiced by some of the protesters that Netanyahu is going to use a war as a diversionary tactic to deflect support and energy away from the public uprising by having people rally around the flag and reaffirm his currently very shaky position. It's very interesting that the IDF (or Netanyahu) is offering the speculation that Syria might be trying to "deflect world attention from the ongoing demonstrations in that country" - that very same supposition could be applied to Israel's motivation in preparing for possible military action. The same conjecture could be made in regard to that special course on mass civilian disturbances the IDF has added to its Officer's Training Course - how very convenient that those "disturbances" are occurring simultaneously in Syria as well in Israel!

    from the article: IDF concerned UN vote on Palestinian state may lead to tensions with Syria
    First published 02:14 11.08.11 | Last updated 02:14 11.08.11
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