posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 11:12 PM
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
Why would an IDF soldier post something so brazenly incriminating on the internet? It doesn't make much sense. Now, of course, there are many
plausible explanations, each of which could be seen as probable to some degree. For example, he was a disgruntled soldier with an axe to grind against
the IDF. Since the IDF and Israel in general deals with such a crass world opinion quick to criticize everything they do (and this is surely known by
all mature Israelis), naturally, posting a picture of a child in your sniper scope would elicit an extremely negative response, damaging Israel's
already battered reputation.
Option number 2: he's a total ignoramus who didn't take into account the platitudinous consequence of posting a photo of a child in his sniper scope.
Which seems more probable? Given human behaviour, and the general knowledge of Israels iffy place in international politics, it seems beyond question
that this posting was probably deliberate so as to educe opprobrium. It's simply naive to think this all "just happened" without any forethought or
And, also to buttress my point: there are plenty of Israeli leftists who hate Israel: Shilomit Aloni, Illan Pape, Amos Oz, etc. What they especially
despise is the nationalistic fervour of the political right (likud, Israel Beiteinu etc)- the direction the country is increasingly moving. By
propagating false ideas about Israel's government, military, and culture, they figure they're better able to hedge against the momentum and political
gains my by the right.
In effect, this is what this picture accomplishes. So long as there are undiscriminating simpletons who don't scrutinize, or pay attention to the
possibility of this being propaganda (designed to serve certain particular interests), then all will work as designed.
I am here to shine the light on whats obvious. This is far too simple to be taken literally.
edit on 25-2-2013 by dontreally because: (no