Heeding left-wing generals' advice got Israel where it is today

Left-wing former IDF generals never warn of any risks to their suicidal policies. Knowing how to plan and conduct miitary operations and command soldiers does not make one a political prophet or statesman.

Mark Langfan, | updated: 19:45

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Imagine, (G-d forbid) if your 60 year-old mother had a sore toe that she could walk around on, and that wasn’t fatal, but just a bother. It would get better with a little aspirin, but didn’t go away.  Now, a doctor, a medical expert, comes around and hysterically urges your mother to have a “fantastic” operation for her sore toe but was silent on any risks of the operation.  And, then, during the operation, she died. 

You found out the procedure had a 97.6% risk of mortality, and 99.99% probability that her toe would still hurt after the operation no matter what and that the doctor never warned of the operation’s fatal risks.  The doctor would be guilty of not just negligence but criminal negligence and criminal assault for not adequately disclosing the procedure’s risks to your mother and you.  

Let us look at Israel’s Left-wing former generals, these “military experts,” who for decades advocated, based on their “professional military expertise,” that Israel withdraw from the Gaza Strip and the 'West Bank' and have a “Demilitarized” Palestinian State. 

Did any of these Left-Wing Israel generals ever adequately warn Israeli and American Jews that:

1) there is a 99% risk that the “Demilitarized” Palestinian State would become a Palestinian terror hot spot and the Palestinian Arab terrorists would smuggle in and fire Katyusha rockets into pre-1967 Israel, and

2) that there is a 99% risk Israel will have to re-invade the “Demilitarized” areas to where the terrorists will have smuggled in 10 of thousands of of advanced anti-tank missiles and tens of millions of rounds of small arms ammo. 

Checking the word “adequately disclosed,” have these Left-wing ex-generals ever warned of any risks in their “Two-State Solution”? 

The answer to all these questions is a resounding no. Left-wing former generals never warn of any risks to their suicidal policies, but appear in the media and attempt to influence government decisions. Their military expertise and heroism are what give them that influence.

But knowing how to plan and conduct miitary operations and command soldiers does not make one a political prophet or statesman, nor does their truly courageous self-sacrifice and willingness to give their lives for Israel make them better.at suggesting political strategies than others are.

When you go to a doctor, a medical expert, you don’t ask whether the doctor is a Labor, a Meretz, or a Likud doctor.  A doctor is a doctor is a non-political medical expert.  You are going to a doctor for his unvarnished medical advice and expertise, not his politics. A doctor’s political opinions should have nothing to do with his professional medical advice.  You expect the doctor to tell you the whole story and disclose all the risks, and allow you as the patient to make an informed decision on what procedure should be done.


A general is supposed to be a general who is supposed to be a non-political military expert. 
The same way, when you go to a military general, a military expert, you don’t ask whether the general is a Labor, a Meretz, or a Likud general.  A general is supposed to be a general who is supposed to be a non-political military expert.  You are going to a general for his unvarnished military advice and expertise, not his politics.  A general’s political opinions should have nothing to do with his professional military advice. 

You expect the general, if he can, to tell you the whole story and disclose all the risks, and allow you as the decision maker to make an informed decision on what military course of action you should vote for. 

In fact, the entire basis of Israel’s generals’ legitimacy is that they give the appearance that their advice is “purely professional,” and not political.  Have you ever heard an Israeli ex-general tell people, “I’m really a politician, and I have an undisclosed political agenda which is what lies behind my pronouncements” before he explains that Israel must create a Palestinian State in the Judea and Samaria aka 'West Bank'?  Never!  

When is the Israeli media going to stop treating them like oracles?

There is another possibility.  Maybe these Left-wing generals didn’t know the obvious military likelihood that the Palestinians would smuggle and fire rockets from Gaza.  That, however, would make them idiots - and they are not.

What happens when these Israeli Left-wing generals-cum-politicians get it all wrong, and force Israel to leave Gaza,, resulting in rockets fired into Israel?  They go to America and make countless millions telling American Jews how Israel is a fascist apartheid state.

It’s time an official Israeli governmental commission is convened to investigate these Left-wing former generals and expose them for what they are.




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