T. Belman. Israel always needs resupply in a major war. Plus she needs American support to bomb the nuclear facilities.
Asked by Defense Minister Lieberman to lay out Israel’s national security policy for the US, former deputy IDF chief Yair Golan tells Americans in Washington Israel able to handle ‘primitive’ ISIS, but insists Iran, with its ‘good scientists and talented young people,’ cannot be ‘coped with alone.’
The IDF’s former deputy chief of staff, Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan told a security conference in Washington DC Friday Israel will not be able to fight against Iran without US assistance, according to reports on the website DefenseNews.
In order to achieve victory over Iran in any possible future military showdown, American help would be essential, he reportedly said during his speech at the Washington Institute.
“We cannot fight Iran alone,” Golan was reported as saying in the online publication. “They can affect us; we can affect them. It’s all about attrition. But if you want to gain something which is deeper, we cannot do it alone. This is a fact of life. It’s better to admit that.”
Paying lip service to ISIS’s threatening determination to carry out attacks, Golan insisted that a lid could be kept on the terror organization, adding that it was still Iran that posed the greatest danger.
Golan’s trip to Washington as a visiting fellow for military research comes at the behest of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman as the IDF general outlines for his American counterparts Israel national security policy.