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    • Joel Levine
    • 15.08.10 | 15:12 (IDT)

    Your editorial misses the point of the general's comment. The IDF approached the boarding with a low profile having instructed the commando's not to instigate a confrontation. By not retaining a deterrence to violence, they were vulnerable to it. His comments simply transmitted a message that there will be no impunity for attacking IDF soldiers in similar situations in the future. The presence of snipers will likely deter violence as it insures that a real consequence. The IDF should not enter a potentially hostile setting with paint guns. How much more evidence does one need as to whom attacked whom>

    from the article: The chief of staff threatens
    First published 01:25 15.08.10 | Last updated 01:25 15.08.10
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