"We operate everywhere where we can hit terror infrastructure – in close places, in places further away, everywhere where we can hit terror infrastructure, we hit them and we hit them in a way that increases deterrence,” - - Ehud Olmert.
This from only the other day:
"Israeli jets destroyed Iranian arms shipments for Gaza, reports say
Strike would have been technically complex, observers say"
"March 26, 2009 at 5:24 PM EDT"
"JERUSALEM — In a surprise attack, with overtones of Hollywood, Israeli fighter jets reportedly hit a convoy of Iranian weapons bound for Hamas in Gaza as the trucks made their way across the Sudanese desert toward the Egyptian border."
"The assault, apparently carried out 1,400 kilometres from Israel, killed several people, destroyed all 17 vehicles"
"Whatever that convoy was carrying must have been pretty important for someone to go to all this trouble,” - - Mark Heller, principal research associate of the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.
Some sort of war munitions, anti-tank guided missiles [ATGM], shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles [MANPAD], or longer-range Iranian rocket artillery was being carried in those trucks? Take your pick. Israeli Air Force [IAF], on a long-range mission, tipped off by intelligence, found some high-value-targets [HVT] and destroyed same?!
This [if it did occur] is a very convincing display of Israeli military muscle and resolve. Israeli almost possesses a GLOBAL REACH!! Striking so far and so well from home base is difficult. Few militaries in the world have such a capacity?
The military historian and authority on all [??] matters involving the Israeli military, Martin van Creveld, was quoted as saying that Israel has without a doubt the second or third most powerful military in the world. Here is a demonstration of such a capacity first-hand. The Israeli is determined to strike where ever is necessary to defend itself when it sees fit.
Even long-range operations and attacks against sovereign nations far afield!!