Last Friday’s attack on Israel by Hamas was a surprise in more ways than one. While the world expressed outrage, sympathy and all the other confused reactions that seem to permeate the Israel/Palestine conundrum, here at Inside Telecom we were a bit confused ourselves.
Because Hamas doesn’t have the tech to mount such an assault.
A mosquito can’t cross the border into Israel, the security is so advanced. Those are not our words, they’re the assurances of a highly placed Israeli security expert. Whatever else Hamas has, it doesn’t have anything close to either the stealth or jamming technology needed to breach the impenetrable electronic wall around Israel.
So, not Hamas
Iran, then. It must be Iran supplying the tech.
No, that’s not it either. If Iran had tech this sophisticated, we’d know about it. The whole world would know about it. America would make sure of that little nugget.
While on the subject of the U.S., maybe it was their tech that helped Hamas. But this is where it gets interesting. First of all, the mighty 6th Fleet has just been dispatched to the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard. The fleet, which is the permanent American peacekeeping force in the Mediterranean, is no stranger to making its presence felt off this coastline.
They arrived in the same placing imagining they were the cavalry during the Yom Kippur War. (Maybe if they stay there long enough, they’ll run a round on their own coke bottles like they did when anchored off the shoreline of Athens in the seventies!). So they’re on their way, if not already arrived. Apart from that, the White House has diverted the delivery of weaponry destined for Ukraine, to Israel. However odd U.S. foreign policy may appear at times, we think it’s safe to assume they didn’t start this particular conflagration.
And now we’re on the subject of Ukraine, we haven’t been hearing a whole lot of news about this issue since Friday, have we?
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Only the Russians are left, who may have the tech to circumvent Israeli defense security protocols. And focusing attention on one conflict to divert attention from another is a standard ruse de guerre.
Well, when you start asking questions like that, then other questions arise. Like, who’s maintaining the internet in Gaza? There’s no electricity, no water. Nothing, basically. Except the internet?
And lastly, we’re not sure that Hamas has the strategic wherewithal to have come up with a diabolically clever plan to get their paragliders into Israel without noticing. During a missile strike, when the radar is dense with very fast-moving objects, those really slow dots we’re also seeing must be birds, right? That’s how they fooled the Israelis. They assumed they were looking at incoming missiles and a flock of birds who had been disturbed by the missiles. That kind of deception can only come from a military advisor who’s planned a lightning-fast strike fairly recently. On Ukraine, we’re thinking.
This is speculative, of course. But we have a pretty good grasp of the affairs of tech in the world. And the more we think about this scenario, the more logical it seems.
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