Honestly when I first heard the stories begin to sift down about lack of water and food I thought they were exagerations. Someone had told someone who told someone and then the story was enhanced with the what I tend to refer to "as human hoof-in-mouth disease." But the stories kept coming, growing in number, much more difficult to ignore. And then I realized that this is no silly fairly tale but a problem of such magnitude had developed on the lines of supply that it was inconcievable to comprehend it.
The army with all its bluster about its great high tech systems, with all its words about being strong and good, began to believe its own propoganda I fear. Somewhere along the line Israel lost the ability to keep a supply line open along the miles from the Lebanon border to the Litani River. Hell, a five mile supply line seemed too difficult for the army to maintain.
Soldiers who were putting their lives on the line for Laurel and Hardy and their stupid statements, were without water and food. There were dehydrations right and left. This is NOT the army I fought with four years ago in Defensive Shield. This is not the Israeli Army that I know. Lacking basic supplies, food water and other such material. How did anyone in power allow this situation to develop? How the hell did the intelligence and planning not take any of this into account. Where oh where were the Commanders that lost all respect and lost all trust?
With public pressure mounting for the establishment of an independent committee of inquiry to look into the management of the war, hundreds of reserve soldiers who served in Lebanon sent a letter of protest addressed to Defense Minister Amir Peretz and IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz on Sunday while two reservists plan a protest march to the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem.
In the letter, they described a severe breach of trust between the leadership and the soldiers. "The management of the war," they wrote, "caused us to feel that they were spitting in our face."
The letter expressed frustration with the "indecision" that, the soldiers say, characterized their assignment in Lebanon. It also stated that the lack of a clear mission for their brigade in the final days of the war needlessly endangered their lives, Army Radio reported.....
Tzvangenboim said that the problem with the war was on a much wider scope than the issue of the inadequate food and weapon supply that other protesters were raising.
"The problem," he said, "is that there's no leadership. There's a strong army, with all the best technology in the world, with the bravest soldiers in the world…but there's no one who knows how to operate it."
What a horibble failure. For this failure people should pay. With their careers and their pensions. For such a failure they should be thrown out of the Army and out of their political positions in total and complete disgrace.
What the hell has happened to this country? Did everyone fall off the planet and think that we would not be attacked again? Did everyone believe those silly, non-sensical statements of Peace no War. And if you believed it, what right did you have to put our children in danger from lack of water and food, because you were foolish enough to fall for this crap?
I feel like Alice In Wonderland. The only thing I can say in all seriousness is:
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!
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