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LTC (R) Peter Lerner
Consultant, crisis, communications, speaker & tweeter. Retired IDF spokesperson & head of social media. Israeli, Englishman, husband, father. RT≠endorsement
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 2h
Replying to @rbwentert2
no. they have approx. 20K
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 3h
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 3h
Replying to @KevinPetriello
Most are produced locally.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 3h
Replying to @AbbyAharon
I do too.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 3h
Replying to @AbbyAharon
The war of terror is basically a contest of wills fought to impose so much stress on the enemy that he loses the will to fight. While the stress isn't too much, the strategic outcome would be the same and so enough will be enough only when a better alternative to Hamas is found
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 4h
Replying to @Spagel77
What went wrong was they got exposed. Nobody has said that they didn't fulfill the mission.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 4h
Replying to @AbbyAharon
Responsible leadership. I don't envy him.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 4h
Replying to @hocmountain
Because ISIS is on the border with the US? Do me a favor. IDF is made up of the bravest war fighters in the world. They KNOW the price of war, for us it is here, now, our sons and our daughters.
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Arsen Ostrovsky 4h
Some smart observations (as always) from , on the flare up between Israel and Hamas.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 4h
Replying to @FinallyDayan
All the alternatives are currently worse. The weight of the responsibility of the government is extensive and challenging, but I believe it is the right way. For the time being anyway.
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James Sorene 4h
This is a good thread on Israel-Hamas from former IDF spokesman
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 4h
Replying to @FinallyDayan
Israel has concluded that a Hamas strong enough to rule the Strip, but too weak to cause significant damage is preferable to all the other alternatives.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 4h
Replying to @mordechai7897
Good questions. The dynamics of escalation would be any of the above or a combination. It could also be as a result of an attack that causes unbearable damage, or an Israeli strike that causes mass casualties. Lot's at stake.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 5h
Replying to @LTCPeterLerner
7. We are closer to another war than we have been since 2014.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 5h
Replying to @LTCPeterLerner
5. Israel proved that it will do everything to avert war. The politics, society and media coverage are increasingly ramping up the pressure. 6. Hamas should be cautious about misreading into Israel’s restraint. They have much more to lose than Israel. We will fight
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 5h
Replying to @LTCPeterLerner
3. Hamas’ new price tag for Israeli activities. 450 rockets in about 15 hours. Although they repeatedly threatened to fire at Tel Aviv, by not doing so, they revealed they they don’t want to escalate. 4. Israels targeting was precise, intel based with limited collateral damage.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 5h
7 observations from the exchange with : 1. Hamas didn’t want war, they wanted to save face from the deep humiliation of the Special Forces operation that slipped by their defenses and killed 7 terrorists. 2. Israel didn’t want war, the 150 targets were indicators.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 5h
Replying to @gilicohen10
מוכיח שלא באמת רצו מלחמה. כולם מבינים (לא רק השרים) שמלחמה לא מביאה לשום שינוי אסטרטגי. Declare victory and go home.
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 6h
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner 8h
Hamas rockets are deadly, nothing rudimentary about them.
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