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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 07.01.11 | 18:40 (IST)

    Had the first response of the IDF been to point out that it was physically IMPOSSIBLE to administer a lethal does of CS at Bil'lin, instead of trying to smear the woman, the truth would have been out there right away. The IDF certainly has the expertise in chemical warfare to produce the evidence about lethality of CS. Why did the IDF see as it's first defense to defame the victim rather than to produce solid and irrefutable evidence? The IDF turned a tragedy into a disaster by the twaddle it peddled in the hours immediately after the incident. Excrement occurs folks, and sometimes things turn out in ways no one intended. That the Protesters might have been right in their objections to dividing Bil'lin, and that the actions of the IDF were appropriate are not mutually exclusive. It is not necessary to defame the unfortunate to defend the IDF.

    from the article: IDF chief in West Bank: Palestinian woman didn't die from inhaling tear gas
    First published 16:16 07.01.11 | Last updated 16:16 07.01.11
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