Monday, November 16, 2009

They Start Young!

A three-year-old girl just playfully threw a rock at me after I waved and stuck out my tongue at her.

How cute.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

you have a nice sense of humor. -arkadiy

Kirara said...

Yeh... they do start young. I remember getting pelted in Akko by the local kids. They were all like "hey! an evil tourist!" and threw rocks like it was the proper thing to do.

daniman750 said...

Just don't stick your tongue out at her older brother...he won't be as "cute" about it :)

You'll never believe this, but i'm reading a book about israeli counterterrorism, and it says that Duvedevan (elite IDF unit that goes undercover by blending itself into Arab society)actually trains guys to engage in protests against the IDF, throwing rocks, shouting in Arabic, etc. There are some pictures of Arab-looking guys throwing rocks at IDF soldiers, and they're really Duvedevan members. So keep your eyes open...

Anonymous said...

@Daniman and Danny: I read "Brotherhood of Warriors" and a Golani soldier giving the author's unit a hard time nearly held up an operation. So don't be a hard-ass. :-)

@Danny: Any comment or thoughts on the insubordination in other units?

Debbie said...

I would throw a rock at you if you stuck your tongue out at me!

Rafael said...

Just be carefull at who you show your tongue to, could be dangerous. But by now you've realized that, don't you?

Anonymous, read "Brotherhood of Warriors" too, but I wonder which book daniman750 is refering too.

Anyway, be safe Danny

Danny Brothers said...

thanks debbie!

I've heard some negative things about this Brotherhood of the Warrior book, and especially its author. Namely, that he glorifies the blood and guts of the Intifada. What do you say on that front, to those who have read it?

daniman750 said...

the book i read is called
"The Israeli Secret Service and the Struggle Against Terrorism" by Ami Pedahzur

Anonymous said...

I'd say the author of Brotherhood of Warriors is actually very heavy on the training of Sayeret Duvdevan, but pretty light on actual operations, tactics, techniques and procedures, etc. So I'm not sure he glorifies blood-and-guts - I'd say his theme is more that *being* around blood-and-guts corrupts you as a person (not a new theme) than that he glorifies blood-and-guts per se.

Anon Nov 17 7:43

Rafael said...

I agree with anonymous on the book...
Anyway, Danny, how come it's not allowed to comment on the latest great and funny post?

sara said...

THE LAST POST IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY! You always have these awesome stories and encounters I am starting to think you make them up ;)

sara said...

BTW your watch thing still didn't come :(

d-rose said...

I know, I too wanted to post on the most recent story but was unable to. It was a great read. calling it a story seems strange considering its your actual life! stay sababa.

Pang said...

-Me too. I was gonna say..maybe his BrItIsh accent reminded you of Bond...James Bond..haha..Much love to the IDF/GOLANI! Shalom aleichem.

Anonymous said...

why cant we post comments on the new post?

also read this: http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1130233.html

Sam Sank said...

Hi Danny
Have been reading your blog for quite a while now, as I am doind some thing very similar to you.
Check out my blog (www.samsank.blogspot.com), you might find it interesting!

Danny Brothers said...

Sorry, no comments on that Palestinian Brit post - personal reason.

Thanks for the HaAretz article, very interesting. I have to say, we have a few guys that took the 3 month course, and it really doesn't help with Hebrew. I didn't have to do it, since my Hebrew is amazing. So I don't have those problems, but man, I know the fear of thinking you're going to miss something and mess up like that (generally before I started the army I thought everyone would know everything, like what to do, but I soon found out that my language deficit was well compensated for because I'm not a freaking idiot like most guys found in infantry units!)