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    • LT COL HOWARD
    • 23.12.10 | 12:42 (IST)

    The account is chilling because it is so common… In Korea we were approached by several Chinese soldiers, their arms raised in surrender. When they came close the lead soldier bent down. He had a machine gun strapped to his back and his companions fired. Later, we discovered that this group had weapons hidden in that area and that this ambush had been well-planned. We were young and innocent… Up to that point… Then we grew up and realized that the enemy was not bound by the same rules and laws of war that we will bound by. Since then overcome but I've seen has been asymmetrical. I have no answers. If we are like them, what are we? In Jenin, the IDF suffered many unnecessary casualties. The reason was, that by policy, the IDF did not use standoff weapons. Also, several Palestinian youths set out to give false information and entrap the IDF attacking forces.

    from the article: IDF soldier charged with killing Gaza civilian: My commander told me I was 'cold-blooded murderer'
    First published 03:14 23.12.10 | Last updated 03:14 23.12.10
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