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Response to Orrex (Reply #35)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 11:49 AM

39. Military assessments always start with capabilities, not intentions

the fundamental question that must always be addressed is what is your enemy capable of doing.

Pearl Harbor is a perfect example - the US expected war but dismissed the notion of a carrier attack on Pearl Harbor. In retrospect it was perfectly clear that Japan had the capability to attack Pearl Harbor and inflict significant damage.

So the question is simple - what would a network of 30 plus tunnels into Israel allow Hamas to do? And if that capability represents a significant threat then you have that mitigate that capability in some manner. Destroying the tunnels is the easiest solution since you know Hamas will never voluntarily give them up.

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