By Dr. Richard Swier

Posted: Nov. 27th, 2012

Courtesy of Robert Heller, founder of the Israel Advocacy Initiative.

This is a most interesting video. British Colonel Kemp, former commander of British troops in Afghanistan, believes that Netanyahu made the right decision to avoid a ground war and has achieved Israel’s mission. He points out Israel could have smashed Hamas but that was not Israel’s objective. He points out that Hamas is a proxy for Iran who is behind the attacks on Israel, and that a ground war with Hamas would be a distraction when Iran’s nuclear weapons program is the main and more serious issue.

Colonel Kemp’s analysis is extremely interesting and worth watching, especially for those of us who are troubled by the fact that IDF ground forces were not used. It is obvious if Israel had decided to wipe out Hamas they could have done so.

Gaza is dependent on Israel for its electric and virtually all services its population needs to survive.

If Israel were to wipe out Hamas they would end up having to care for almost two million hostile Palestinians. As of now Iran’s proxy (Hamas) has been seriously damaged and Israel can now concentrate on Iran.  A central demand by Hamas in connection with the cease fire has been to obtain a commitment from Israel to stop targeting their leaders. This tells us Hamas Leaders are ‘Running for Their Lives’.


Source: WatchDogWire.com

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Dr. Richard M. Swier, Ed. D., LTC, US Army (Ret.) Richard holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, a Master's Degree in Management Information Systems from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Richard is a 23-year Army veteran who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his years of service. Additionally, he was awarded two Bronze Stars with “V” for Heroism in ground combat, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Richard was the Founder/CEO of Sarasota Online, a high technology company that was sold to Comcast Cable in 1996. He helped start Backsoft Corporation an enterprise software development company in 1997 whose clients included Coca-Cola, Anheuser- Busch, Hyundai Electronics, Volkswagen, Moen and Goodyear. Backsoft was sold in 2001. Richard twice chaired the Sarasota Better Business Council, sat on the Board of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and served from 2000 to 2009 on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.


  1. Why would Israel need to care for 2 mil Palestinians? I thought they just became Egyptian citizens. Hostile, they are already hostile. They couldn't hate anymore……They should have been dealt with.