Israel launches largest ever “surprise” or “snap” live fire drill…..
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
The timing of this live fire “snap” drill should indicate this is no ‘snap’ drill. Nor is it a “surprise” drill, despite the silly headlines used by the media. When considering the timing and location of Israel’s live fire drill and how very provocative the undertaking of this drill by Israel is, consider this- 25 Nations Practice War Against Iran
Israeli defence officials say the military is conducting its largest snap drill in years. The exercise comes against the backdrop of tensions with Iran and the civil war in Syria.
A military spokesman says Wednesday’s drill under way in northern and central Israel is a planned, routine event.
But other officials say the exercise is unique in terms of number of soldiers and senior officers involved. Part of the exercise is in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights next to Syria.