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    • Ken Brower
    • 28.10.10 | 16:56 (IST)

    The IDF has an inventory of over 20,000 PGMs with a CEP of less then 10m and at least 60,000 iron bombs with a CEP of 20m or less. All of these weapons have 500-2000 lb warheads. Hezbollah has an inventory of maybe 1200 heavy rockets with CEPs of hundreds of meters.They are virtually militarily useless unless fired randomly at large urban areas. Many of these will be destroyed before they can be launched. As to Hezbollahs inventory of 107 and 122mm rockets, Israeli ground forces maintain war reserves that include literally millions of various caliber shells. Israeli propaganda has constantly exaggerated the actual military threat from Hezbollah, thereby creating the appearance of a deterrent when none really exists. It is true that Israeli urban centers will be hit in any future war, but the damage and casualties will be limited if Israel acts decisively under wartime rules of engagement. It should take the initiative with deep maneuver and fire. We are experiencing May 1967 all over again, but in very slow motion. Like the Arabs then, Iran is vastly underestimating Israeli military capability. They will learn...very painfully....to be carefull in what you wish for! The issue is solely Israeli political military leadership, which is even worse today then in 1967 or even 1973. The IDF represents the worlds most powerfull concentrated air and armored forces. It can deploy more tanks and generate more fast jet sorties then the US and its European allies combined, but with 96 hour vs 96 day mobilization. Sadly, Israeli leadership is strategically inept and utterly militarily ignorant.

    from the article: 'Syria helped Hezbollah amass some 40,000 missiles'
    First published 13:32 26.10.10 | Last updated 13:32 26.10.10
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