news of the weird
JERUSALEM, July 29 — An embarrassed Israeli military confirmed today that a soldier from an elite brigade was left behind by his comrades in the Gaza Strip last week and that he was extricated only after they had returned to base.
Even worse, said the Israeli news service Ynet, which broke the story, his comrades answered for him during a verbal head count before they returned to Israel. The soldier had fallen asleep during a rest break about 700 yards inside Gaza, as the Israelis were returning from an incursion near Khan Yunis.
When he woke, he became frightened, fired tracer bullets into the air and waved a florescent light stick to identify himself. Other soldiers then apparently went to his aid and helped him to return safely.
July 29th, 2007 10:07pm
that cant be right. Israel invaded a sovereign state over _two_ soldiers. its people maintain the highest standards of soldier protection _ever_.
Maybe the concept of a single unified Israel is wrong? Maybe some folks would invade over a couple soldiers and others just wanted to get home and would lie to do so? You know? Maybe it's like the world is full of assholes and good people and average people, but the distribution from country to country is, well, a little of each?
nationalism is idiotic, almost as stupid as rugged individualism.
July 29th, 2007 10:14pm
This is not me. The thought that it could be. How perverse.
"Maybe the concept of a single unified Israel is wrong"
come back out of the rabbit hole dude. you start moving down there and you are led to the inevitable conclusion that maybe Iran isn't entirely composed of religious nutters dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
...and thats just gonna make us look bad when we nuke it...
July 29th, 2007 10:16pm
thanks dude. I was down there looking around. I had these sudden images of millions of iranian folks. the teeming masses of tehran and, my god, down there in upside down backwards land, none of them gave a rats ass about the great satan. they were worried about jobs and their children's education and traffic on their unpronounceable roadways. It was wild stuff.
July 29th, 2007 10:19pm
...and probably treasonable. Id keep it to yourself.
July 29th, 2007 10:25pm