The Chief of Staff hasn’t resigned and isn’t planning to do so.

The Prime Minister is letting talk about committees of investigation replace any actual investigation from taking place.

The Minister of Defense is fighting the hyenas in his own party while trying to deflect blame for errors in the war on to the Prime Minister.

The former Minister of Defense and prior to that, Chief of Staff, is angling for the future by criticizing the functioning of the…same army that he was in charge of for 7 years.

The blockade on Lebanon has been lifted which means that Hizbullah will be well armed again very soon and the two Israeli hostages, Goldwasserr and Regev, may disappear like Ron Arad.

Nobody is dealing with plans to protect and defend Israel tomorrow because they are so busy covering their asses today!

And now, Yossi Shahar, the father of Sergeant Or Shahar, who died in this war that everybody is seeking to sweep under the rug speaks out on his son’s behalf:

“I don’t know how I would feel if Orik would have died in a non-optional war, but this was not a non-optional war. Our feeling is that he died for nothing, in an unnecessary war.”

“There is a terrible feeling and grief over the loss, but nonetheless there is an accumulating feeling that the entire thing was a basic mistake, and the great pain has to do with this fact. I am not saying that the issue should not have been dealt with, but what happened was that soldiers were kidnapped and then we went to war, without an agenda and without an organized plan,” he charged.

‘Important’ people appear on TV and say that the war ‘broke out.’ Like a force of nature รขโ‚ฌโ€œ no one ‘broke it out,’ not one ruled how and why it should be conducted, and no one ruled for how long and what outcomes it is meant to bring about. It just ‘broke out.’ And now go blame someone for something that ‘breaks out.'”

“And now, after the war stopped ‘breaking out,’ our leaders explain to us its advantages and disadvantages. In short, they are doing everything they should have done before sending out Orik and his friends to die.”

And I don’t recall, as Orik’s parents, that we authorized anyone to send him to die in an optional sloppy and foolish war, in an adventure which wasn’t well prepared with achievements accumulating in retrospect. And what I understand even less is who gave the prime minister the right not to come and tell bereaved parents for what and why their son died.”

Shahar turned to the political echelon and asked: “Is it impossible for a leader in this country to stand up and say ‘I was wrong’? Yes, like Nasrallah . I misevaluated. I was provided with data which I failed to thoroughly examine. I appointed unworthy people. I made a mistake.”

“What should bereaved parents think when they see the endless stock of information flowing from the different media outlets, describing the war as foolish and unnecessary, and the leadership as confused, inexperienced and unintelligent? Is the feeling of terrible, tearing missing of an opportunity clear?

Are you aware of our terrible feeling of guilt as parents who did not succeed in properly safeguarding the one-time gift of life we gave out sweet child from the hands of an arrogant and blocked clumsy authority? The heart explodes!”

“What was his life lost for?” he called out.

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  • sad, but so is every death in every war. after all is said and done, the idea of heroic death is just an idea, not a measurable entity.