2009-02-07

To err is human, to forgive is devine; Neither is IDF corps policy

Or, Rcl'd: "a disciplinary fault"

Back in 98 when I was a soldier in IDF, one of the drivers in our base (the ex 277 tank regiment HQ) was imprisoned for making a road accident near Kyriat Malakhi. His commander, cap. Gil'or Peri, gave a lecture to the whole base about the incident. "This is, first and foremost, a disciplinary fault," he said.

I've been thinking about the meaning of that phrase ever since, until VG96 (himself a commando fighter) got it all explained to me.

"In the army," he said, "every mistake is disciplinary. After all, you were TOLD not to make any mistakes..."

P.S. also reminds me of the great Joel's post about a rasar in IDF.

P.P.S., also important to mention, before the elections, the 2006 Brigitte Gabriel's video. Thanks Brigitte.

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