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To: Nadine Carroll who wrote (2971)8/30/2001 4:19:41 AM
From: GUSTAVE JAEGER  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 23182
 
Re: Do you seriously see no difference between sending 10 year-old rock throwers to the front lines to become shahids and sending 19 year-old soldiers on patrol duty?

Oh sure, I can see the difference: footages of the formers are broadcast round-the-clock by Western networks whereas the fanaticism of the latters is cleverly, smoothly removed from news coverages on Israel's teenage troops... To quibble over 12-year-olds vs 20-somethings is futile indeed. It's clear that the Jewish population and the Palestinians don't have the same demographics and I bet you that were the average age of Israelis to be as low as Palestinians's, the IDF would likely resemble Napoleon's army (whose staff was made up of 25-year-old generals...)

Gus.



To: Nadine Carroll who wrote (2971)8/30/2001 1:13:50 PM
From: Thomas M.  Read Replies (2) | Respond to of 23182
 
Do you seriously see no difference between sending 10 year-old rock throwers to the front lines to become shahids and sending 19 year-old soldiers on patrol duty?

Do you seriously see no difference between a 3rd world country's guerrilla fighters operating out of refugee camps, and a 1st world country's military replete with tanks and Apache helicoptors?

Tom