Crosetto, Europe unprepared for missile attacks


By John

If a European country suffered an attack like the one Iran launched against Israel, would it be able to defend itself? The response of the Minister of Defense, Guido Crosetto, is “no”. «Not like that, no – he said, speaking this morning on Rai Radio 1 during the program “Down with the mask” – In two or three years we could be. Israel itself needed help from the Americans, the British, the French and the Jordanians. Planes from these four nations took to the skies to intercept drones or missiles that were headed for the country, also because there are different types of attacks that Israel has suffered. A drone leaves – he explained – and takes six hours to reach the target, a cruise missile leaves and takes two hours, a ballistic missile takes less than ten minutes. If they launch a hypersonic missile at you it takes less than a minute, so – said Crosetto – depending on the severity of the attack, reaction times are increasingly difficult to maintain”.

'Not an excessive response from Israel'

The attack on Iran «It was something expected on Israel's part. The important thing is to see the intensity. It was not an excessive response, which could in some way close this issue that opened with the bomb in Syria that killed General Sayyed Razi Mousavi. We have a duty to be optimistic,” said Defense Minister Guido Crosetto. «The subsequent declarations on both sides also give us hope that this front can be closed», continued Crosetto, who instead specifies on the issue of Gaza that «they are distinct chapters. On Gaza it seems that the Israeli determination is to move forward. There doesn't seem to be a change in strategy, that is, the idea of ​​eradicating Hamas and making that area safer in some way.”