Sunday, March 16, 2003

Sgt Stryker describes a "peace activist" infiltrating an American airforce base.

It's unfortunate that there aren't AFAIK any Israeli bloggers who have serious combat unit experience. I asked my friend S., who was just moved from tanks into a Bio/Chem defense unit to write something about his recent reserve duty, but he said he wouldn't be allowed to (his new job involves decontaminating victims of a bio/chem attack, and for preparation they wear their protective suits for long periods and play basketball in them etc.).

Much of the work in the reserves is guard duty - sometimes in dangerous places. Someone was recently telling me about guard duty at an army base in the West Bank that was always being approached by "shepherds" or other figures that he was certain were looking for weak spots in the base's security.

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