I have had some people write about my post on the Israeli Psycho Commando who boasted about killing 6 innocent people on the Gaza boat and some of them seem a bit confused; I will try to simplify it for them again.
Following this blatant example of state sponsored mass murder the lunatic Israeli State had two choices; they could either do the right thing and lock up this clearly out of control disturbed storm trooper for as long as it takes to render him suitable again to be around his fellow human beings or, they could make him a hero and give him a medal and just like in “Catch 22” they did the latter.
It is not unknown for people involved in military actions to act outwith the rules of engagement and commit war crimes; it can be and is argued that on occassions the circumstances are such that reason goes out the window and those responsible are in certain situations not entirely reslponsible; panic, fear and frenzy can sometimes have a terrible effect on someone in the midst of chaos. It is however very unusual to say the least for the state employing the soldier to treat it as acceptable.
Whether this is a valid possibility is in this case irrelevant it is made irrelevant because of one difference with other such cases; this was an Israeli soldier that is the one difference. There is no doubt at all that if this had been British, American, Russian, French troops etc. this guy would now be being held in a rubber room and having his head read. There is copious evidence to suggest that only in Israel would this guy be immediately made a hero and allowed to carry on as normal. Israel is now well outside civilized society; when a soldier guns down 6 people even if they are carrying sticks and iron rods to attack him he needs to be investigated; other countries have sent members of their armed forces to prison for a lot less, this is Israel showing it's contempt for the world and ignoring another potential war crime and even rewarding it.