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    • Alan
    • 25.07.06 | 16:28 (IDT)

    With sinai I agree completely and I don't understand why you did give back such a huge amount of land and at the same time struggle to retain a few patches (some 40% of west bank, depending on which side you ask) at the huge political and human price. The propaganda war you loose indeed. When an Israely soldier (I know he is a Druse) confirms a kill on a 13year old girl by riddling her with 20 bullets and afterwards is not punished but is promoted, there you have a propaganda problem. A boy trows a stone and gets a bullet in the head as a reward, which is beyond doubt proportional. So it is with many of these stories, it is like in Iraq and the amis. The benefit of doubt is with the side that can define the rules: verdict of not guilty or a tap on the finger. And as in iraq it is only a small fraction of the transgressions that actually surface which they often do by chance and so in terms of propaganda the the most ethical army of the word is not doing so bad

    from the article: Firepower versus brainpower
    First published 00:00 25.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 25.07.06
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