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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 25.11.10 | 21:26 (IST)

    The IDF already sees itself as beyond the control of the courts and could easily see itself as beyond the control of a liberal government were one to ever happen. A true Citizen Army is a safeguard of democracy. The lesson the US has learned is that Empire requires a professional not citizen army, and that a professional army will always see itself as more moral and superior to degenerate liberals and politicians. One need only review the Roman Republic and it's citizen army replaced by the Roman Empire which found it needed a professional army to control the Empire which led to. . . . This is not a new story folks, it goes back to the origins of republican democracy and what happens when martial success wins it an empire.

    from the article: The draft-dodging state of Tel Aviv
    First published 01:10 25.11.10 | Last updated 01:10 25.11.10
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