Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Even if it's a three-year-old it needs to be killed

On 24 November 2004, The Guardian quoted an unnamed Israeli army officer (Captain R) thus:
“We fired and killed her ... I also confirmed the kill. Over…
This is commander. Anything that's mobile, that moves in the zone, even if it's a three-year-old, needs to be killed. Over."
Iman Darweesh al-Hams was 13-years-old and looked younger when she inadvertently strayed into an Israeli ‘security area’ on the edge of the Rafah refugee camp as she made her way to school in October 2004.

The official account of her death claimed that ‘she was shot as she walked towards an army post with her school bag because soldiers feared she was carrying a bomb.’

The Guardian exposed this lie thus:
“The tape recording of the radio conversation between soldiers at the scene reveals that, from the beginning, she was identified as a child and at no point was a bomb spoken about nor was she described as a threat. Iman was also at least 100 yards from any soldier.

Instead, the tape shows that the soldiers swiftly identified her as a ‘girl of about 10’ who was ‘scared to death.’ The tape also reveals that the soldiers said Iman was headed eastwards, away from the army post and back into the refugee camp, when she was shot…

The tape recording is of a three-way conversation between the army watchtower, the army post's operations room and the captain, who was a company commander.

The soldier in the watchtower radioed his colleagues after he saw Iman: ‘It's a little girl. She's running defensively eastward.’

Operations room: ‘Are we talking about a girl under the age of 10?’

Watchtower: ‘A girl of about 10, she's behind the embankment, scared to death.’

A few minutes later, Iman is shot in the leg from one of the army posts. The watchtower: ‘I think that one of the positions took her out.’

The company commander then moves in as Iman lies wounded and helpless.

Captain R: ‘I and another soldier ... are going in a little nearer, forward, to confirm the kill... Receive a situation report. We fired and killed her ... I also confirmed the kill. Over.’

Witnesses described how the captain shot Iman twice in the head, walked away, turned back and fired a stream of bullets into her body. Doctors at Rafah's hospital said she had been shot at least 17 times.”
In November 2005, an Israeli military court cleared Captain R of all charges.

The court rejected the testimony of the soldiers who had denounced him as unreliable, saying they had wanted him removed from his post.

Would you want a child-murdering psycho to lead you into battle?

Me neither.

The fact that several Palestinian witnesses had corroborated the soldiers' original testimony doesn't seem to have affected the court's deliberations.

Muhammad al-Hams, Iman’s uncle, said:
"We were not expecting much from this court. It is another indication of how cheap the life of an innocent girl is to an Israeli judge."
Captain R, who had been suspended from duty from the time of Iman’s death, spent no time in prison and, after the court’s verdict, was allowed to resume his military career.

Those responsible for the slaughter of the innocent in 2014, were slaughtering innocents long before then. 

And, for that matter, long before 2004. If you think such behaviour is acceptable you should offer your services to the Israeli Defence Force. If you pass muster you can be sure that there’ll lots of similar soldiering to attend to in the future.

In our country, a lot of British people do not like Muslims. Some of these are disliked for very good reason and even the best of them, if they came here as an adult, cannot have failed to realise that the vast majority did not want them here. Which means that, however enriching and contributive the government and the PC Crowd say they are, they were happy to put two fingers up at what the majority wanted from the outset.

Some British Nationalists, and many who would describe themselves as patriots, are so outraged by the ever-increasing presence and demands of Islam in our world, that they would not condemn the actions of Captain R. Indeed, some might well applaud. That’s how much they detest all things Muslim.

For my part, I wouldn’t want such folk guarding my back in a firefight. There’s a world of difference between a little girl minding her own business in her own back yard and the suicide bomber, the paedophile and the hate preacher behaving abominably in ours.

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