In the time it would take an Israeli tourist to finish an Israeli breakfast, Russia deployed close to a thousand Russian special operations soldiers to Syria. No UN resolution. No discussion. No nothing. "President" Assad, the genocidal mass-murderer of hundreds of thousands of Sunnis, merely "invited" the Russians to come, and they came.
The Russians came with mobile anti-aircraft missile batteries, various Russian special forces and nuclear submarines armed with enough nuclear bombs on the one submarine to incinerate the practically the entire world. If ever a terrorist Palestinian state is formed in the "West Bank", any Palestinian terrorist president can, and will, just as easily invite the Russians into their new country within a day. Before Israel, or anyone will know it, Russians and their anti-aircraft missile batteries will line the Green Line. The moment that happens, start saying Kaddish for Israel.
What exactly are Israel and Netanyahu going to do the afternoon of the morning during which Russia slips a thousand Speznetz paratroops into the newly formed "West Bank Palestine"?
Far-fetched? Well, despite the accelerating proliferation of jihadi groups faster than you can say "Alluhu akbar," and Obama's cash infusion of 150 billion dollars into the Iran leading-state-sponsor-of-terror, Prime Minister Netanyahu is still talking about a "Palestinian State". With European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Netanyahu stressed his commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Netanyahu declared: “I support the vision of two states for two peoples – a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state,” he declared. (Whisky tango foxtrot?-ML)
Up to now, Abbas and Israel's Frankenstein-like creation of the Palestinian Authority have violated every diplomatic "limitation" that the Palestinians "agreed to" in the Oslo Accords, or should I say Discords. They declared a state, raised the flag at the UN, filed with the ICC, unceasingly foment terror and violence - you name it, the PA has violated it. Israel throws a "we're stopping the money" tantrum only to transfer the money they withheld a couple of months later.
What exactly are Israel and Netanyahu going to do the afternoon of the morning during which Russia slips a thousand Speznetz paratroops into the newly formed "West Bank Palestine", and they deploy as a fait accompli tripwire force along the Green Line and in East Jerusalem? They won't be able to do a thing.
Why will Russia want to deploy to "Palestine"? For starters, the Russians were crazy enough to want to deploy in Syria, where they risk the hatred of the entire Sunni Arab world and the loss of their troops to the Jihadi crazies. In Palestine, they will be seen as heroes to the entire Sunni Arab world, and don't have to fear Israel will harm a single hair on the head of a single Russian soldier. If the Russians deployed to Syria where all logic defied a deployment, they surely will deploy to "Palestine". Secondly, this way they insure an alliance with all the Sunni Arab countries even if the Russians are still friendly with Iran. Finally, the Russians will have created the beginnings of a firewall protecting Cyprus where they will own "Palestine" and control what remains if - as they hope - Israel is destroyed.
Abbas and the "West Bank Palestine" will want them to deploy to protect Abbas and his cronies from Hamas and all the other Jihadis who would otherwise wipe Abbas out of existence the moment Israel leaves the area. Abbas will be the protected baby of the nuclear-power UN-Veto-powered Russia. Abbas will have concluded the coup of history: Israel commits virtual suicide, America pays for it and loses all strategic value of Israel its military strategic fulcrum, and Russia looks like a hero to the Muslim world.
Maybe Israelis should start checking their non-Israeli passports. For, when the Russian-protected "Palestine" starts lobbing katyusha rockets into Tel Aviv and mortars into West Jerusalem, what is Israel going to do with thousands of Russian special forces lined along the Green Line and several nuclear submarines parked in the eastern Mediterranean? It will be game over for Israel.
Netanyahu's delusional notions of a "demilitarized Palestinian State" are a greater immediate threat to Israel's existence than the Obama-Iranian nuke deal. Until Israel publicly rids itself of the suicidal notion of a "demilitarized Palestinian state", the greatest dangers to Israel are its own politicians.