Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz - the Israeli chief of staff, definitely is able to burn it expressing himself. From the yesterday's briefing for journalists following the successful commandoes raid 60 miles into Lebanon, regarding how deep could IDF advance Lebanon territory (free translation into english):
"If we need to go deeper - we will go deeper. And if we need to go more deeper than deeper - we will go there as well."
One can feel here both the army language and a personal point. Or from the 2002 interview following the assassination of a top Hamas bombmaker and commander Salah Shahade (together with 14 civilians). When the reporter asked him about the feelings of a pilot and what he feels when he drops a bomb, Halutz answered:
"No. That is not a legitimate question and it is not asked. But if you nevertheless want to know what I feel when I release a bomb, I will tell you: I feel a light bump to the plane as a result of the bomb's release. A second later it's gone, and that's all. That is what I feel."
In hebrew it sounds even better.
Thursday, August 03, 2006 4:25 AM