Sunday, September 9, 2007

Soldiers at the Kotel - With Guns!

Today, and for the past week, and for all I know the past 40 years, there were a lot of soldiers visiting the Western Wall with their units. Sometimes they go on little trips together, mandatory of course, to different places in Israel. Believe it or not, Israelis often do not get out and see their own country. Its like someone that lives in the Shenandoah Valley but never goes up on the Skyline Drive; there are too many.

Anyway, it is nice to see them out and about, to imagine what that will feel like, how scary it is.

I was walking past a few elite-unit guys, some unit I never remember the name of, but I saw something out of the corner of my eye. They were sitting down, so I walked back and pretended to be looking around, all while furtively checking out the guns they had. They were carrying the brand spanking new Israeli bull-pup assault rifle. This may sound somewhat scary to those without a strong passion for Israeli military security, but seeing that Israel has yet again created one of the best security tools in the world…well, it’s a secure feeling.

It’s a mean looking plastic thing. It was on Future Weapons. I thought that was cool. That's a picture of it, down below.


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