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Your daily dose of violence July 21, 2008

Posted by dorigo in news, politics.
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…is brought today by the israeli army, in a appalling video diffused by the pacifist organization B’Tselem, where a palestinian prisoner, hands tied and blindfolded, is shot sang-froid in the leg. Here is the setting:

I wonder what could be the justification for such a totally superfluous, uncalled-for, barbarian act of violence. None other than hatred, I gather. Stratified hatred coming from decades lived in a state of war. So maybe the real question is another: since the shooting happened in the presence of a lieutenant-colonel of the israeli army, one is brought to believe that the army itself is a gang of criminals. I am happy to hear other opinions on this one.