In the first episode of the ‘News Snapshots’ podcast by TheOSINT Bunker, hosts Jon, Austin, and George offer a comprehensive analysis of the Israel-Gaza conflict.
Austin discussed the impact of airstrikes on Houthi rebels, noting, “What’s going to be important to look at though, is what is the tempo of them, if we see start seeing sort of a slowing in the tempo of their ability, mounted munition bent toward either merchant or military vessels over the next week, then we can kind of confirm that those initial round of airstrikes did do significant damage.”
Discussing Israel’s internal politics, Jon highlighted the turmoil within Netanyahu’s government: “Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is in a bit of turmoil at the minute, and that’s potentially why we’re seeing a slowing in the tempo of operations there.”
George spoke about the IDF’s readiness for an extended conflict, saying, “IDF commanders have been told to brace for the operation stretching potentially even another year before the objectives of dismantling Hamas are even close to being met.”
The podcast also touched upon the broader regional implications, particularly the role of the Houthis in the Red Sea. Austin observed, “The reality is that they’ve just kind of been targeting any civilian vessel within range,” highlighting the geopolitical consequences of the conflict.
As the discussion concluded, Jon reflected on the ongoing challenges, stating, “This problem is not going away, regardless of how hard the Houthis are hit by these attacks.”
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