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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by BicycleDay43, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. BicycleDay43

    BicycleDay43 00 Buck dude

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    Found a video from 2003 showing the life of IDF Soldiers at checkpoints along Israel/Gaza.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7lLluBf0xs"]Checkpoint - every day life in Israel - Documentary - YouTube[/ame]


     
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    I'm sure it's a thankless job. If you do your job the way it should be done, everyone hates you because you're causing delays. If you screw up that one time, you're potentially letting a terrorist slip by to blow him/herself up in your community.
     

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    It seems like they're either really stressed or really bored and they deal with it by trolling Palestinians.

    But hey, the tables are turned when your *** is in the grass. Nothing ever happens like it 'should'.
     
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    As an Israeli, this movie makes me sad.

    I have watched several segments of this movie and in general the treatment the Palestinians got from the soldiers seemed to be fair but I know that without the camera around this is not always the case.

    Unfortunately, the reality is that they send those 18-19 yo soldiers to do work and handle civilian population with very little guidance. They are not trained to handle the civilians and do the role of a police officer. The rules seem to be flexible and the ultimate decision is in the hand of the soldier.

    Sad reality.
     
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    So what you're saying is, you'd rather see Israeli soldiers with more standard operating procedures. The problem I see as well is that the soldiers are put in position as problem solvers (ie: Law Enforcement Officers). This could be fixed with leadership stepping in.

    Sent from the bridge of an Imperial Star Destroyer