Some truth in it - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 07.01.11 | 02:12 (IST)

    Tactical decisions are ones made by people on the spot to deal with the situation. Strategic decisions are ones made by their superiors which form beforehand the tactical situation. The police chief died from a mistake which seems rooted in poor training and a total lack of strategic thought or even the slightest concern by her superiors. Yes, mistakes were made. The Israeli right runs true to course. Their only answer to their own incompetence is to smear a person who put her life on the line in an attempt to compensate for the lack of planning or even concern by the Minister of the Interior. She, indeed all fighting that fire, were not given the best training and equipment that was available. Nor were they supported by superiors who gave a damn until it became a scandal. Shas smears a dead hero because that is what the Israeli right does. They NEVER admit to any error or imperfection. Their first response to their every failure, or misfortune is to smear someone, anyone, they can. There is some truth that the Chief made a bad call. At least the Chief was trying while Yishai fiddled as Mt. Carmel burned.

    from the article: Shas MKs blame fallen Haifa police chief for Carmel fire deaths
    First published 21:18 06.01.11 | Last updated 21:18 06.01.11
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