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    The fact is that following the Lebanon War (2006), and the failure of the "home front" to take care of running the lives of Israelis properly, the comptroller investigated and issued a report in July 2007. In that report he pointed out that the fire services were a "weak link" in national preparedness. Indeed, one should feel lucky that there was no major uncontrollable Carmel fire during 2006 when so many Katyushas could have ignited the place. Now we have a report on the uncontrollable Carmel fire that was caused by civilians, but would have been controlled if the previous report had been heeded. It is not that the Treasury Minister simply refused to provide money for some improvement, the way he does day in and day out. When war is expected and the emergency need is clear to all, the cabinet acts to find the money even in the middle of the budget year: They cut the already approved budget elsewhere and get the money. It happened before that a Minister had to resign because of a foulup: DM Lavon had to resign in 1955 for his terrible adventurous policy which cost lives.

    from the article: Living in La-La Land
    First published 02:00 31.01.12 | Last updated 02:00 31.01.12
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