Having women in your Armed Forces where they can perform on a level playing field isn't politically correct. Pretending that they're elite infantry and can physically go toe to toe with the other side's best is politically correct. Israel has demonstrably not done that (at least since the initial experiment, which it learned from).And yet they have women in the armed forces, and one of the most LGBTQWERTY friendly countries in the middle east
They may not experiment with political correctness but they have a young population that are quite socially liberal
I can recommend reading Rise and Kill First by Ronen Bergman.I watched a History Channel program today on Mossad getting the tips from the Nazi Hunter (see Arrse thread: https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/nazi-hunter-was-mossad-agent.140569/ ), but regardless of the Nazi hunting, even though Eichman's removal from Argentina was probably as good as the CIA extraction from Iran (Argo).
In the program it presented Mossad as "the best" in the world, and they were showing clips of the agents performing military training during the late 40's and I presume early 50's so they would probably be trained by allies (US perhaps the Brits)? As far as the claims from people about who is best, well the SAS are the best 'in the world' as are seal team 6 and Spetznaz so please can we stay clear of that.
Does anyone know of us working with Mossad?
I am interested in Mossad, Isreal is a very young country and yet very fast they have established a quite notorious secret service which I assume is probably 99% focused on external terrorism.
Understand that the SA/BS are a WW2 creation, perhaps the Green Berets are a production of Korea or Vietnam and havnt got a clue about Spetsnaz and Seals so maybe Mossad are more mature than the USA?
Not really trying to make a point, more of a discussion on thoughts and knowledge of Mossad and if we work with them.
P.S. Mossad, I know you are reading, nothing nefarious about this!
The Stasi were largely occupied with spying on their own citizens and making sure people lived in fear of being reported by their family, friends or neighbours for any perceived wrongdoings against the stateI have the impression that the Israeli population have a largely positive perception of the Mossad. Similar to the British population, with the James Bond image of MI6.
Whereas in East Germany, the Stasi have been largely viewed as villains.
That is true. Maybe in democracies the public have a more positive perception of their intelligence agencies?The Stasi were largely occupied with spying on their own citizens and making sure people lived in fear of being reported by their family, friends or neighbours for any perceived wrongdoings against the state
It's not really a fair comparison