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Twenty five years or so ago a small detachment of SAS soldiers, armed with wooden battons and browning side arms as back up, stormed a prison wing in the middle of a riot holding some of the UK's toughest hombres, all armed to the teeth with knifes, iron bars and clubs, to rescue a prison guard held hostage.
Not only did they rescue the guard unharmed, they kicked the prisoners butts in hand to hand combat, secured the prison, and were gone within twenty minutes, all without having to remove their side arms from their holsters...such things can be done dude.
...and if they always go in like that then doesn't that fit the definition of being preditable
...and if you try anything against the IDF, you get a bullet in the skull...your giving those here against your arguement plenty of ammunition man
also, link please.
The paintball guns were there to give them an option to use BEFORE lethal force if possible. A paintball gun won't stop a mob hell bent on killing you.
If you try to kill ANYONE with a gun, much less a trained special forces operative for christ's sake, THEY ARE GOING TO SHOOT YOU. Thats basic common sense dude. Its not unique to the IDF.
Where the troops sent in their to face pacifist peace protesters, or told to expect terrorist martyrs?...which was it?...
link dude -
SAS - Operations - Peterhead Prison
...totaly agreed that is SOP for the IDF...and if I may say so again...because it's SOP it's totaly predictable...but they didn't fire at first but took the beating, so what was their first instructions...go in and take control of peace protesters?...which suggests that those briefing them got it wrong as Israel stated they already knew many on board wanted to be martyrd and would fight...they should have planned accordingly...they can't have it both ways.
I'm not actually criticising the particular soldiers here...just pointing out that I believe they had bad intel, their planners chose the wrong initial kit for them, and that they reacted exactly the same way anyone would, special forces or not, in a human and predictable way that the enemies of Israel easily foresaw...and used to their advantage
We'll just have to wait and see what the Israeli investigation reports.
See you guys...going out into the sun now...it's summer this week here