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PICCOLI CRETINETTI CRESCONO

Preciso subito, prima che qualcuno possa fraintendere e offendersi: i cretinetti siamo noi, io ed Emanuel Segre Amar. E adesso passo a spiegare. Succede dunque che qualcuno scrive a Informazione Corretta quanto segue:

Gentile Direttore,
Seguo con attenzione gli articoli di Deborah Fait sia sul vostro sito sia sul suo blog di Cannochiale. In data odierna osservo decurtato su IC un suo importante rilievo nei confronti del giornalista Gian Micalessin. Non trovando quest'azione (censura?) allineata con la linea editoriale di IC, chiedo spiegazioni in merito.
grazie


Risponde il Nostro:

Deborah Fait è stata tratta in inganno da una cattiva informazione, diffusa da persone a dir poco incompetenti, per questo ha scritto quella parte di articolo su Micalessin. IC sapeva che giravano insinuazioni su di lui e ha soltanto fatto il dovere che spetta a chi fa informazione: controllare le fonti e non diffondere ciò che non è vero. Avvertendo chi fosse stato tratto in inganno. Purtroppo il mondo è pieno di cretinetti che si credono delle aquile.
Deborah, da giornalista onesta, quando ha saputo di essere stata sorpresa nella sua buona fede, ha subito eliminato le accuse a Micalessin. Ecco quanto ci ha scritto:

Ho chiesto a un soldato che abita qui vicino a me:

Le regole d'ingaggio sono cambiate, ma dicono semplicemente che si può sparare ai nemici anche se nelle vicinanze si trova un compagno fatto prigioniero (rapito). Prima era vietato, ora
pur di tentare di salvarlo si accetta il rischio.
E' la scoperta dell'acqua calda e sono le regole d'ingaggio che si usano in tutto il mondo quando si fa irruzione in un covo dove è tenuta sequestrata una persona. Può essere che si inizi a sparare e il rapito si trovi nel mezzo.

Cordiali saluti,
IC redazione


Come dicevo, i cretinetti che si credono delle aquile – nonché “persone a dir poco incompetenti” – crescono. E magari si incazzano pure. E quando si incazzano cominciano a giocare sul serio. Dunque innanzitutto va ricordato, perché il signore che non è un cretinetti visto che i cretinetti siamo noi a quanto pare lo ha leggermente dimenticato, che Gian Micalessin non ha scritto che si può sparare ai nemici: lui ha scritto che si può sparare al compagno, e il signor IC redazione ha confermato che quanto affermato è corretto. In secondo luogo Gian Micalessin, come fonte delle sue affermazioni ha inviato ad Emanuel Segre Amar un testo in inglese che prima non avevo riportato ma che ora credo di dover proprio pubblicare, ed è questo.

Kidnappings to be thwarted at any cost'
JPostPMarch20,08The IDF has instructed its troops serving near the Gaza border to foil kidnapping attempts at any cost, even if it means harming the captive.
Israel Radio on Thursday morning quoted reservists as saying that during a briefing before a recent Gaza operation, their division commander told them that IDF directives to all soldiers serving in the Kerem Shalom area were to open fire on the kidnappers even if the captive will be hit in the process.
The commander, giving out instructions at the Tzehilim base some two weeks ago, reportedly emphasized that this procedure was not followed when Gilad Schalit was captured. He was quoted as saying that the tank unit that arrived on the scene during the cross-border raid did not properly understand what had happened and did not open fire as it was required to.
In response to the report, the IDF said that it would not disclose its procedures to the media and that it would certainly not go into details about military briefings given to troops.
However, an IDF source told Israel Radio that in the case of a kidnapping attempt, troops were instructed to "attack, reach their target and not be afraid."

Israeli soldiers get new firing rules to prevent hostage-taking
Thu Mar 20,2008 4:54 AM ET
Israeli troops stationed near the Gaza Strip have been told they must fire on any Palestinian seeking to capture a soldier, even if it puts the potential hostage at risk, public radio reported on Thursday.
The commander of a reservist unit deployed along the Gaza Strip recently gave the order to avoid "at all costs" situations where soldiers are taken hostage by armed groups that later seek to swap them for prisoners in Israeli jails.
The troops were told they must attack any Palestinian seeking to capture a soldier, even if this puts the potential hostage's life at risk, the radio station said.
An army spokesman declined to comment on the report.
When Palestinian militants captured Israeli corporal Gilad Shalit on the edge of the Gaza Strip in June 2006, troops did not open fire, amid confusion on the ground.
Shalit has been held up as a bargaining chip in negotiations over prisoner exchange.

Quindi direi che la sequenza è chiara come il sole: il testo dice che si può sparare sui rapitori, Micalessin ha scritto che si può sparare sull’ostaggio, il signor IC redazione conferma che ha ragione Micalessin ossia che è vero che si può sparare sull’ostaggio, e adesso risponde a un altro lettore affermando che ANCHE DEBORAH FAIT CONFERMA CHE SI PUÒ SPARARE AI NEMICI. Servono commenti? Come mi è capitato di dire in altro contesto, ma vale anche qui, anche rivoltare le frittate è un’arte; se non la si possiede, l’unico risultato è che la frittata si spiaccica per terra, e ci si imbrattano anche le scarpe. Girano insinuazioni su Micalessin? No, girano documenti: quelli che Micalessin stesso ha provveduto a mettere in circolazione. Ma E.S.A. non si è accontentato di questo documento, ha chiesto altre notizie, ha chiesto altre conferme, e sono arrivate, puntuali. Scrive infatti l'ambasciatore Zvi Mazel il giorno 11 alle 10.34:

Ce n'est pas vrai. Il n'y a pas de telles instructions

E scrive il Professor Della Pergola il giorno 16 alle 14.31:

Mi sembrano gravemente erronee le posizioni di Micalessin e di IC (in allegato il regolamento di Tsahal)

Quello che segue è il regolamento inviato in allegato:

The Ethical Code of the Israel Defense Forces

The IDF Spirit

The Israel Defense Forces are the state of Israel’s military force. The IDF is subordinate to the directions of the democratic civilian authorities and the laws of the state. The goal of the IDF is to protect the existence of the State of Israel and her independence, and to thwart all enemy efforts to disrupt the normal way of life in Israel. IDF soldiers are obligated to fight, to dedicate all their strength and even sacrifice their lives in order to protect the State of Israel, her citizens and residents. IDF soldiers will operate according to the IDF values and orders, while adhering to the laws of the state and norms of human dignity, and honoring the values of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state

Spirit of the IDF-Definition and Origins

The Spirit of the IDF is the identity card of the IDF values, which should stand as the foundation of all of the activities of every IDF soldier, on regular or reserve duty. The Spirit of the IDF and the guidelines of operation resulting from it are the ethical code of the IDF. The Spirit of the IDF will be applied by the IDF, its soldiers, its officers, its units and corps to shape their mode of action. They will behave, educate and evaluate themselves and others according to the Spirit of the IDF.

The Spirit of the IDF draws on four sources:

The tradition of the IDF and its military heritage as the Israel Defense Forces.

The tradition of the State of Israel, its democratic principles, laws and institutions.

The tradition of the Jewish People throughout their history.

Universal moral values based on the value and dignity of human life.

Basic Values:

Defense of the State, its Citizens and its Residents - The IDF’s goal is to defend the existence of the State of Israel, its independence and the security of the citizens and residents of the state.
Love of the Homeland and Loyalty to the Country - At the core of service in the IDF stand the love of the homeland and the commitment and devotion to the State of Israel-a democratic state that serves as a national home for the Jewish People-its citizens and residents.
Human Dignity - The IDF and its soldiers are obligated to protect human dignity. Every human being is of value regardless of his or her origin, religion, nationality, gender, status or position.

The Values: - The IDF and its soldiers are obligated to protect human dignity. Every human being is of value regardless of his or her origin, religion, nationality, gender, status or position.

Tenacity of Purpose in Performing Missions and Drive to Victory - The IDF servicemen and women will fight and conduct themselves with courage in the face of all dangers and obstacles; They will persevere in their missions resolutely and thoughtfully even to the point of endangering their lives.

Responsibility - The IDF serviceman or woman will see themselves as active participants in the defense of the state, its citizens and residents. They will carry out their duties at all times with initiative, involvement and diligence with common sense and within the framework of their authority, while prepared to bear responsibility for their conduct.

Credibility - The IDF servicemen and women shall present things objectively, completely and precisely, in planning, performing and reporting. They will act in such a manner that their peers and commanders can rely upon them in performing their tasks.

Personal Example - The IDF servicemen and women will comport themselves as required of them, and will demand of themselves as they demand of others, out of recognition of their ability and responsibility within the military and without to serve as a deserving role model.

Human Life - The IDF servicemen and women will act in a judicious and safe manner in all they do, out of recognition of the supreme value of human life. During combat they will endanger themselves and their comrades only to the extent required to carry out their mission.

Purity of Arms - The IDF servicemen and women will use their weapons and force only for the purpose of their mission, only to the necessary extent and will maintain their humanity even during combat. IDF soldiers will not use their weapons and force to harm human beings who are not combatants or prisoners of war, and will do all in their power to avoid causing harm to their lives, bodies, dignity and property.

Professionalism - The IDF servicemen and women will acquire the professional knowledge and skills required to perform their tasks, and will implement them while striving continuously to perfect their personal and collective achievements.

Discipline - The IDF servicemen and women will strive to the best of their ability to fully and successfully complete all that is required of them according to orders and their spirit. IDF soldiers will be meticulous in giving only lawful orders, and shall refrain from obeying blatantly illegal orders.

Comradeship - The IDF servicemen and women will act out of fraternity and devotion to their comrades, and will always go to their assistance when they need their help or depend on them, despite any danger or difficulty, even to the point of risking their lives.

Sense of Mission - The IDF soldiers view their service in the IDF as a mission; They will be ready to give their all in order to defend the state, its citizens and residents. This is due to the fact that they are representatives of the IDF who act on the basis and in the framework of the authority given to them in accordance with IDF orders.

Source: http://dover.idf.il/IDF/English/about/doctrine/ethics.htm

Aggiungo ancora una cosa: nell’esercito israeliano, forse unico al mondo, un soldato che riceva un ordine ingiusto o inumano è ufficialmente autorizzato a rifiutarsi di obbedire. A nessun soldato israeliano – Norimberga docet – sarà mai consentito di ripararsi dietro la foglia di fico del “obbedivo agli ordini”: il soldato israeliano è sempre pienamente responsabile delle proprie azioni. Se il signor IC redazione si illude di poter coprire di fango l’esercito israeliano unicamente per coprire i propri errori, la propria impreparazione, la propria incompetenza, il proprio ego smisurato che non ammette critiche e non ammette di poter riconoscere un errore, posso dire una sola cosa: quel signore è la persona sbagliata al posto sbagliato.

barbara

Pubblicato il 18/6/2010 alle 0.45 nella rubrica Diario.

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