Idiot Soldier Ruins Planned Raid By Posting It On Facebook

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Generally speaking it’s a truism that nations send their most disposable, least educated and, often, dumbest, citizens off to war. But apparently there are some who are just too dumb to fight. Story from Reuters:

The Israeli military called off a raid in Palestinian territory after a soldier posted details, including the time and place, on social networking website Facebook, Israel’s Army Radio reported Wednesday.

The soldier — since relieved of combat duty — described in a status update how his unit planned a “clean-up” arrest raid in a West Bank area, the radio station said. Facebook friends then reported him to military authorities.

The Israeli military spokesman’s office had no immediate comment…

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  • C.S.

    “Generally speaking it’s a truism that nations send their most disposable, least educated and, often, dumbest, citizens off to war.”

    The lack of intelligence it takes to make such an erroneous generalization is staggering. Next time you try to sound witty, stop, take a breath, and think “Am I just typing this out because it sounds good inside my head, or does it actually make sense?” If the latter, please, guide us with your insight. If the initial, try to understand your intelligence level is not sufficient enough to provide room for your ego.

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – S.C.

    • Hadrian999

      speaking from experience, there are some dumb people in the military,
      but they aren't the rule, a good soldier needs to be smart, quick thinking,
      nice to see both sides has closed minded prats in their ranks isnt it lol?
      (last comment not aimed at you)

    • http://disinfo.com Majestic

      Fair call, C.S., of course it's not true of all soldiers and grossly unfair to the majority. I have massive respect for anyone ready to place his or her life on the line to protect the rest of us. Not so much for those involved in preemptive wars, but that's another story. I didn't invent the truism though, and I'm not the first to get in trouble for repeating it (John Kerry comes to mind).

      Interesting soldier's blog on the issue: http://www.soldiersperspective.us/2009/02/17/ab

      • tonyviner

        Soldiers are fine and whatever, but please explain what is meant by “protect the rest of us.”

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  • Matt

    In Israel military service is mandatory, you idiot.

  • wfzlsster

    Perhaps he was exhibiting some conscience.

  • rsj

    “Generally speaking it’s a truism that nations send their most disposable, least educated and, often, dumbest, citizens off to war.”

    If you ever have a chance to see Arlington National Cemetery, I hope you take a moment to think about that statement.

    • http://disinfo.com Majestic

      Please see reply above to C.S. – absolutely no insult intended to military personnel. Except the poor kid in Israel who was probably doing compulsory service, but nonetheless still did something idiotic.

      • dumbsaint

        Well he got out of serving, so maybe it was all part of a genius plan after all.

        • ebwolf

          You might be right.
          Armies generally don't want the absolute dumbest citizens. Like the police, they want people competent enough to absorb their training and follow orders.
          They just don't want anyone intelligent or perceptive enough to question orders.
          If the soldier's purpose was to evade serving Israel's monstrous regime or prevent another ethnic cleansing operation…..brilliant!
          If not, wow. Just Wow.

      • T D

        “Generally speaking it’s a truism that nations send their most disposable, least educated and, often, dumbest, citizens off to war.”

        “…absolutely no insult intended to military personnel.”

        Indeed.

    • tonyviner

      I don't understand what Arlington National Cemetery has to do with anything. If you are going to defend the soldiers of this great nation over that statement, then wouldn't it be necessary to defend every soldier that has ever fought and died? Ever? Or is it just those buried in America? It's a nice country, it has opportunities that others do not, but when it comes to the nationalist sentiment spewed by everyone that you come across, I think we are in contention to take beat out Nazi Germany.

  • Hadrian999

    i don't know the IDF rank structure but I bet thet guy is at the bottom of it right now

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brent-Andrew-DeBoard/661165331 Brent Andrew DeBoard

    A few more little unintentional sabotages like this and Facebook's headed for Nobel peace prize territory.

  • Trisha

    “Generally speaking it’s a truism that nations send their most disposable, least educated and, often, dumbest, citizens off to war.”

    and often the most ignorant of all post random blurbs online that should probably watch what they say.

    Fool.

    • tonyviner

      …or else. Right?

  • TH

    I'm not a soldier. I can't say I know many, either. I just think you should consider editing in the future before you post your analyzes on current events. No animosity intended, I just agree with the sentiment that your introduction was quite offensive.

  • Brian

    I'd like to write a thank you letter to this soldier. I wonder if I can get his address from Facebook?

  • solo

    “Generally speaking it’s a truism that nations send their most disposable, least educated and, often, dumbest, citizens off to war.”
    Excuse me?! My Uncle died for America and my Godfather and two of my friends have served. They were/are all very smart people! And they are sure as heck not “disposable”! I miss my Uncle like any normal citizen, and a soldier's life is worth that of anyone else's. They are selfless individuals willing to lay down their lives for others freedom. Call THAT dumb?!

  • asd

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is9sxRfU-ik

    America = new nazi germany

    americans = son of devil.

  • asd

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is9sxRfU-ik

    America = new nazi germany

    americans = son of devil.