A Rational View of ISIS: Israeli General

ISIS is ‘not strong,’ could be defeated ‘within two days’ – ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak


The Islamic State militant group that has been terrorizing the Middle East with its yet greatest offense for over a year, is “not strong,” former Israli PM Ehud Barak told RT. With a proper coordinated response, they could be suppressed quickly, he said.

I think that ISIS is somewhat successful because it doesn’t face a coherent coordinated effort to destroy it. Technically speaking they are not strong. Some 30,000 – 40,000 people. Their vehicle is a Toyota pickup and some machine gun on it,” the Israeli politician said in an interview with RT’s Oksana Boyko in her Worlds Apart show.

Probably they don’t have a single aircraft, not a single helicopter,” Barak, who has taken part in many combat missions and is among the most highly decorated soldiers in Israel, said.

IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL), which is believed by many to be one of the best militarily equipped forces in the region, is armed better than other local forces that are fighting it. Resultantly, Russian President Vladimir Putin recently spoke of IS as being “armed better than the Iraqi Army.”

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