Israel : Blue Flag 11 : Just In Time?

Ending, Israel has been conducting Joint aIr power drills with Air forces from around the world since October 18

The joint drills, code name " Blue Flag" have pilots from the IDF,USA, Poland and Greece lighting up the entire Israeli Air space.
From the Arava desert Greece's Hellenic Air force, Polish Air Force and US Air force are hosted by the IDF.

According to officials who won't be named, "the exercise is more about testing the pilots than the Aircraft"

It is designed to pitch the pilots against an imaginary enemy as they fire at simulated targets, including missiles from all around Israel.

"The pilots don't know where the enemy is coming from but must respond and win"

The Joint drills, though not the first, is the largest ever joint Military exercise by Israel.

Apart from Ramona Observatory that has about 100 US troops at the Negev center, there are no foreign troops in Israel.

Which brings us to the timing.

Germany and an assortments of countries are present.
The  American  Special forces have just landed in Syria ,a move that Moscow is condemning

Strategists believe that the exercise was to show Iran and Russia that they were just wasting bullets and making enemies of ISIL

Namely, that when push comes to shove, the West can easily cut it.
How do you explain Greece' Hellenic Air force' presence? Some wondered.
And Poland actively fighting the imaginary enemy!

Over the weekend, Israeli planes have carried out raids inside Syria without regards to Russia.

Putin has over stretched himself  over the Middle East and all he can do is to make verbal condemnation.

"Blue Flag" is about acting before an external force presses you to react. A management tool that Israel invented and has mastered.

Golda Meir once told the UN that "Israel will exist with or without Peace"
She said in My Life, her autobiography that "because we have no choIce, Israel often succeeds where others would fail".

Perhaps "Blue Flag" Is Iran/Russian's Red line

By the way, China has traditionally been non committal.
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