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Israel Deals With A Stress Epidemic
World War Update: 1/22/17

“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”

-President Calvin Coolidge

"Why are the liberals always on the other side?"

– Jean Martin as COL Mathieu, French Army, “The Battle of Algiers” (1966)

Early in the Iraq and Afghanistan operations a pair of British Army psychologists reported that in their estimation combat in the 21st century global war on terror (GWOT) was every bit as stressful as combat in World War II. The reason being that despite the fact that friendly casualty rates in GWOT are a mere fraction of what they were during WWII, soldiers today have reason to fear being prosecuted by their own side for technical violations of the restrictive rules of engagement they are obligated to observe. Thus the normal combat threats of being killed, crippled or taken captive combined with the threat of being sent to prison on a trumped-up charge make the stress of combat today as intense as it was in any previous war. It makes this case in Israel noteworthy. If this sort of thing keeps happening to Western militaries how long before the soldiers quit? How long before the stress epidemic causes troops to refuse to support and defend a government/society that refuses to have their back and at least give them the benefit of the doubt? As it appears now a soldier would probably do less time for refusing to fight then he would were he convicted of unlawfully killing an enemy combatant, or even just roughing one up in the process of taking him prisoner.

“At the end of 2016 an Israeli court convicted an Israeli soldier (Elor Azaria) of manslaughter for killing an immobilized terrorist in March 2016. Soldiers and police are usually given the benefit of the doubt in situations like this, but Israel puts those accused of unjustified violence on trial or at least conducts an investigation and publishes detailed results. But this time there was a rare conviction and it has divided Israel. In part this is because many, if not most, adult Israeli males have spent some time providing security from Islamic (usually Palestinian) terrorists and are personally familiar with the stress and uncertainty of such situations. Palestinians have a different attitude. Palestinian leaders praise (and pay cash rewards to) any Palestinian who kills Jews (including women and children). Palestinians often use foreign aid (mostly from the West) to cover the cost of these rewards and pensions (for imprisoned killers and wives of dead ones). All that may count for something when it comes to Israeli public opinion but Israeli courts tend to stick to the immediate facts. That’s where it got interesting in the Azaria case.”

“The incident occurred in when two Palestinians used knives to attack Israeli soldiers and were shot dead, one immediately and the other later because a soldier (Azaria) suspected the wounded Palestinian was about to detonate explosives. Azaria was later arrested and accused of murder because an officer had already checked the wounded Palestinian for explosives. The arrest of the Israeli soldier caused a media and political controversy among Israelis who saw the arrest as a political stunt to appease foreign critics of Israeli security practices and the reality, to most Israelis, of how Palestinian leaders regularly broadcast lies about Israel to encourage such attacks. For example, Palestinian media regularly features accusations that Israel, not ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) was responsible for recent terror attacks in Europe and for the creation of ISIL itself.”

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BobMarch 15, 2017 4:13 AM UTC

Muslims are a foreign element in the body of Europe, but Jews are the driving force behind their continued presence. Muslims are a proxy force at Organized Jewry's disposal. This is a very cynical play indeed as the Jewish tailor, for example, is likely to feel real, not imaginary anti-Semitism from the Muslims, but the higher echelons see this as useful to promote ethnic unity ("it's starting again, we've got to stick together!) and as a decoy whilst legislation aimed squarely at the white, Christian majority, whom the élite Jews deem the gravest threat to control, is slipped into the statutes.
responds:March 16, 2017 3:13 PM UTC

It appears that all of these strategies, including Wallachia in 1400s and Germany in the 1800s has had huge blow back on the regular Jew. Which I would think argues against it being a pro tribal policy, until you get to today when the millions of Jews sacrificed to further the ends of their elite masters have essentially made a permanent martyr class of their descendants who may not be called out for foul play without risk of the person making the claim being tarred as promoting genocide. I doubt if this was planned but the effect is staggering. If rampant white guilt post 1945 was planned in the 1800s than they are the master race and deserve to rule.
ShepJanuary 25, 2017 8:25 PM UTC

This kind of crap has deeply infected the U.S. military, as well. Remember the SEAL who got jammed up because he punched a Hajii a couple of times?

It makes as much sense as "...writing speeding tickets at the Indy 500."

The wartime rule of engagement for the U.S. military should be one word: "Win."
Sam J.January 23, 2017 12:31 AM UTC

After what Jews have done to my country and the West my only response to any Jewish woe is,"Fuck the Jews" and "If it's bad for the Jews, it's good for the USA".