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Monday, August 4, 2014

Israeli Soldier Was Not "Kidnapped"

Israeli Army Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, was NOT kidnapped by Palestinian fighters as claimed by US President Obama, and Israeli Prime Minister Nutteryahoo. Furthermore, his death was possibly the result of "friendly fire".

A bit of clarification on terminology. Soldiers who are apprehended by opposing forces , in combat, have not been "kidnapped". They have been "captured." When reading historical accounts of wars or battles, you'll notice that casualty figures are listed as Killed, Wounded, Captured, and Missing. I have yet to see a figure for "kidnapped."

For example when US and Filipino forces surrendered to Japan, in 1942, 15,000 Americans and 85,000 Filipinos were listed as Captured, NOT "Kidnapped." When 250,000 Germans and Italians surrendered to Allied forces in Tunisia in 1943, they were listed as Captured, NOT "Kidnapped."

If an Israeli soldier is apprehended by Palestinian fighters, as a result of hostile action, prior to a truce going into effect, as in the case of Goldin, he has been Captured, NOT Kidnapped. If Israeli troops kill him to prevent his capture, then he has become a victim of Israel's "Hannibal Directive," That's another story, altogether.

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