Thursday, March 01, 2007
Israel to provide armored vehicles to U.S. Marines in Iraq
The good jihadis at the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat are all lit up about this one...Israel is going to supply the U.S. Marines in Iraq with specially equipped armored “Golan” vehicles which are specifically designed for urban warfare and can sustain attacks by RPGs and road mines.
This is nothing new, by the way. IDF trainers, utilizing hard lessons they learned in places like Jenin have been training US marines for some time in how to wage urban warfare in Arab cities while sustaining the minimum in casualties, as well as giving US forces access to surveillance devices and technology used in urban warfare developed by Israeli high tech.
It's how a real ally behaves. And perhaps, food for thought to those people who think the solution to Middle East peace involves pressuring that ally into indefensible borders and unreasonable concessions.