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Fleeing Soldiers Claim Officers Were Afraid of Media Photos
Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 12/10/2012 3:50:11 AM PST by Eleutheria5

The damaging video of Israel soldiers fleeing from rock-throwing terrorists may have a happy ending as the IDF reviews limitations on soldiers, several of whom also charged that officers' fear of media photos forced them to retreat.

The video of the soldiers in retreat last Friday may have been embarrassed senior IDF officers enough to change increasingly restrictive limits on soldiers’ ability to fight terror.

Combat troops have privately complained the past several years that they have been exposed to life-endangering situations by restrictions on their shooting at terrorists.

Court cases, lawsuits, and negative media have been behind the restrictions that place soldiers in a situation of having to prove their lives were threatened if they shot and wounded or killed a suspected terrorist, especially if he turns out to have been a regular civilian acting in a suspicious manner.

Biased media have proved to be an enemy that has aggravated their situation, with foreign mainstream media often showing soldiers shooting at Arab rioters, who are presented as innocent “demonstrators” in a David vs. Goliath scene of Arabs being armed “only” with rocks and Israeli soldiers with rifles.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fleeing; idf; media; officers
And somehow, the media remains biased, and the press remains bad. This reminds me of the old Polish proverb:

"Alle zginy tak y dobrze" sp?

If it's stuck in the ice, good riddance

Stop worrying about the media. They hate you no matter what. Worry about the Arabs, and make sure they fear you, or you'll have reason to fear them.

1 posted on 12/10/2012 3:50:31 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

“Stop worrying about the media. They hate you no matter what. Worry about the Arabs, and make sure they fear you, or you’ll have reason to fear them.”

Agreed. Also your opinion please on the effect of the resignation of Ehud Barak on this change in policy.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 4:02:55 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

IMHO, the wrong Bara(c)k resigned. :=)


3 posted on 12/10/2012 4:23:23 AM PST by Bob
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To: rockinqsranch

I don’t think it’s a change in policy. It probably has been coming for some time, and not just under Barak.


4 posted on 12/10/2012 4:25:30 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Simple solution, shoot to kill.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 4:29:46 AM PST by Netz (Netz)
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To: Netz

Short of that, form up in a phalanx with shields raised, use nightsticks, tear gas, drones spraying “skunk” and stun guns, and advance. Any damned thing is better than running.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 4:39:49 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thank you.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 4:55:39 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Liberalism and PC destroys everything in its path, even once-great fighting forces.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 4:59:32 AM PST by PaleoBob
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9 posted on 12/10/2012 5:10:18 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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10 posted on 12/10/2012 5:10:42 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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11 posted on 12/10/2012 5:11:42 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Eleutheria5; rockinqsranch
Unfortunately, they need to worry about the media as well.

For the life of me, I cannot see a logical reason to paint Israel as the bad guy here

12 posted on 12/10/2012 5:14:24 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Eleutheria5

couldn’t this article correctly say the same about American military and law enforcement??


13 posted on 12/10/2012 5:18:12 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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Simple solution. Cameras = targets.

(Under suspicion a gun is secreted in said camera. It would be easy to dummy up a few cameras with guns inside, plant those in the riot area, “find”and present them as proof.)

Holding a camera? Bang, bang.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 5:19:53 AM PST by moovova
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To: Cronos

Shows the depth, and the breadth of the reach of the tentacles of the Arab Islamic hatetopus throughout the entire World.

Note too as the Arab World has enjoyed, and benefitted immensely of oil wealth over the past sixty, seventy years how they managed to keep at least one underclass available to flog the Jews.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 5:42:42 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Eleutheria5

WRT the media bias, another quote might also apply:

“If it doesn’t have a solution, it’s not a problem.”


16 posted on 12/10/2012 7:12:34 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Any damned thing is better than running.

Full auto paint ball guns with pepper spray balls will back up any crowd. Just crank up the pressure and fire for effect.

17 posted on 12/10/2012 8:59:59 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: usurper

IDF has a substance called “skunk” that they developed for crowd control. Just spray it over the crowd, and they smell like puke for hours. Takes the fight out of anyone without any injuries or deaths.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 1:40:53 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Netz; Eleutheria5
"...Simple solution, shoot to kill..."

The Sniper Code. Simple and elegant.

Unfortunately, most of the time, we shoot to stay alive ................................................ FRegards

19 posted on 12/10/2012 9:52:46 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Eleutheria5
From 2006...


20 posted on 12/11/2012 12:01:31 PM PST by Yehuda
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