The IDF(Israeli Defense Force) launched a YouTube channel yesterday to take a more aggressive approach against handling the misrepresentation it so often falls victim to in the MSM. I think this is a really good idea personally. We’ve been duped by so many doctored pictures and unverified anecdotal stories over the years that this should be a breath of fresh air. Israel is not perfect, but they are subject to terrorism on a daily basis that would make us in the US just scream. Noboby should have to put up with what they endure. No country would tolerate it, but we always expect Israel to.
I like this approach too, because if a war such as this is inevitable, at least make it open, so that everyone can see just what you are doing. The more your operations are shrouded in secrecy, the more chance there is for your motives to be misrepresented. After a successful mission, put up the videos showing how you targeted only terrorist leaders and how you planned it. And when a mission goes wrong and innocent people are harmed, put that up for the world to see too. Own up to your faults before your enemy does. Openness is a new thing in war, but in the current global culture it’s probably the best policy.
Here is a link to the channel: