IDF soldiers spell out “Bibi loser” for not using ground forces in Gaza, accepting truce favorable to Hamas
Growing frustration with the unwillingness of leaders — any leader — to confront the jihad. “Soldiers spell out critique of Netanyahu as a “˜loser” for not using ground forces in Gaza,” by Aaron Kalman in the Times of Israel, November 22 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
The IDF Spokesman”s Office said Thursday it was looking into a photograph circulating widely on Facebook in which 16 IDF soldiers arranged their uniformed bodies on the sand, to spell out the Hebrew words “Bibi loser” “” in a deft physical critique of Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu”s failure to send ground troops into Gaza during the just-ended Operation Pillar of Defense.
Netanyahu warned throughout the operation that a wider military assault on Hamas might be about to unfold. The IDF called up tens of thousands of reservists and deployed large troop contingents close to the Gaza border, and some troops were reportedly ordered more than once to gear up for an incursion, only to be ordered to stand down at the last moment.
“We were twice ordered to gear up and told that we are going in, and then we were called back to Israel,” one soldier said Thursday; others said they had even opened border gates before being told to return….
Many commenters on the photo said that the soldiers should be court-martialed; many others empathized with the soldiers” evident sense of frustration at having been wound up for battle and then wound down, calling Netanyahu a coward and criticizing the prime minister for preventing the IDF from “getting the job done” and “giving it to Hamas.”…