The information presented by Debkafile has turned out to be unreliable so many times I cannot understand why anyone still takes this website seriously.
In Matthew 10:16, Jesus said to His disciples;
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.”
If we are to follow the Biblical directive to support Israel, it is important to remember Jesus’ words and also remember that sometimes those doing harm to Israel are Israelis themselves.
Debkafile claims to be a Zionist “alternative news” organization but their chief contribution to the world is to spread rumors and speculation that would only appear plausible to the most ignorant (but well meaning) supporters of the Jewish State and/or those prone to believe paranoid internet conspiracy theories.
This has many bad effects and the worst is that it damages the credibility of those who defend Israel and rely on Debkafile for their information.
Debkafile says their sources are “senior officials” in the IDF, Pentagon, US State Department, etc. but the sources are never named and the descriptions of them are always too vague to be plausible. I have no doubt that they are usually figments of the writers imagination.
Additionally, Israel has very strict laws about the release of information to the media that might damage national security. If even a fraction of what Debkafile reports had any connection whatsoever to reality the government would have shut the website down and arrested its staff a long time ago. Any IDF personnel who had told them anything would go to prison for many years.
Another one of their favorite tricks is to “report” the presence of US military units in the Middle East when in fact those units, ships, aircraft, etc. are on the other side of the world, down for repairs, no longer in active service and in some cases completely nonexistent in the first place.
With the exception of Special Forces involved in secret operations and the specific technical abilities of certain pieces of equipment, information about everything in the Pentagon’s inventory is required by law to be available for the American taxpayers to review.
Even if it weren’t, aircraft carriers, strategic bombers and armored divisions are impossible to hide or move around in secret. Debkafile’s “reports” can easily be checked against the Defense Department’s website and when they are, they are almost always proven to be complete nonsense.
“Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: ‘Hear the word of the LORD!
My all time favorite was a Debkafile report I saw many years ago that the US Air Force was “moving hundreds of B-2 Stealth bombers to bases in Europe in preparation to strike Iran.” But B-2 bombers cost a bit over $2 billion to build and millions of dollars a year to maintain, so the US Congress only ever authorized the funds for 21 of them. At the time of the report, all 21 were accounted for at different Air Force bases in the US.
The report I saw is typical of Debkafile’s “reporting.”
The only possible explanation is that the people who run Debkafile are doing it for the money and couldn’t care less about the damage they’re doing to Israel and those who support her.
Websites make money based on the number of hits they get. Debkafile publishes sensational, fearmongering headlines knowing that many people who support Israel will be attracted to it and return to their website again and again, forwarding links to their friends, etc.
But Israel’s situation in the world is very serious, if you’re going to defend this country and pray for this country, you can’t afford to waste your time and damage your own credibility with this website’s nonsense.
Written by Aaron