As a matter of fact, it’s about the last thing the country or the IDF needs at this juncture.
The Galant document scandal seems to have centered around a fraudulent document scheme, to influence Defense Minister Ehud Barak in his choice of a new chief of staff to succeed Lt General Gaby Ashkenazi, whose term is ending.
Apparently, this document, which has been called a fake, was sent to the Chief of Staff and other high-ranking Israeli officers. Police said they believe that they know who authored the fake document. Police were asking General Ashkenazi why he had been in possession of the document for some weeks before revealing it to police.
The most obvious ramification is that there is contention in the Israeli command structure. At a time when all of Israel’s attention needs to be focused on the real and present dangers that surround it on all sides, this a dangerous sideshow which is diverting time and attention from the nation’s security needs.
Israel needs to show a strong and united command structure. Israel is surrounded by enemies who look for the slightest sign of weakness or indecision to advance their plans for Israel’s destruction.
The sooner the Israeli Command structure resolves its issues, the better for Israel and for us.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010