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Monday, August 11, 2008

Purity of arms

A few weeks ago when I posted about the Israeli soldier videoed shooting a handcuffed and blindfolded prisoner in the foot, I was cynical about the chances of the incident's being seriously investigated. Well, the shooter (and his commanding officer who lied to investigators in an attempt to cover the incident up) are being charged in a military court with "unworthy conduct".

It's one of those glass half empty / glass half full situations. One can be very pleased that for once someone is actually being charged for one of the IDF's regular human rights abuses. On the other hand, an "unworthy conduct" rap is not exactly throwing the book at the trigger-happy, lying bastards, though one assumes it will at least dent their promotion prospects a little.


At 13 August, 2008 20:09, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Never know. To their superiors it might be seen as 'falling on the sword for the boss' and will help them.


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