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aRoused
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posted 26 September 2004 06:41 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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If there is no obedience to orders, the army is thrust into a terrible situation of mortal danger. When orders are not obeyed, the army is torn to shreds, and the idea of gathering force and using it is no longer within the realm of possibility. In this way we endanger the whole of Israel and act against the way of the Torah, which obligates us to safeguard the souls of Israel and not allow a situation of mortal danger.

The literary reference you're all searching for is: "When the machine breaks, down, we break down." Nice to know that Sergeant Barnes survived Pvt.Chris Taylor shooting him and found something productive to occupy his time after Vietnam...

eidted: Durrrrr... Yuval Sherlo -- who IS this guy?

[ 27 September 2004: Message edited by: aRoused ]


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DrConway
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posted 26 September 2004 01:17 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
*coughURLcough*

I thought it had been established after World War 2 that soldiers were entitled and in some cases even required to disobey orders when the clear intent of those orders is to commit a war crime, or crime against humanity.


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