atymes at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 15:27:03 UTC 2014
On Jul 22, 2014 7:15 AM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> I had a notion on how the Palestinian government could defend itself.
> would arm the civilian population with ordinary low-cost rifles and
> night-vision goggles. The locals soon observe that every time a rocket is
> fired from their neighborhood, pretty soon return fire starts coming in.
> The portion of the populace unwilling to be human shields would fire upon
> anyone they witness setting up a rocket launcher. Those launching the
> rockets want to attract return fire into populated areas for PR value, but
> the locals might have other opinions on the matter.
A number of them already have rifles, and it doesn't take night vision to
target someone next to you who just fired a rocket. And yet, despite
knowing return fire may be coming, they can't be added to protest the
firers, let alone shoot them. They just wait and then get surprised when
Israeli return fire arrives. The weak link is in the relative lack of
Palestinian civil society.
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