Al-Jazeera: Syrian army can learn a lot about morality from the IDFOh my....
In this six-month old video, Al Jazeera Arabic argues about humane treatment of demonstrators, argues that Israel and France are more humane and popular in Syria than the various sunni fighters there.
Let's go to the videotape.
The conversation on the news show "The Opposite Direction" hosted by Faisal al-Qassem centered around Syrian President Bashar Assad's military tactics in the ongoing Syrian civil war. Along with the Israeli army, al-Qassem also praised the moral character of the French military.Of course, the real question is why Hezbullah - and every Arab fighting force - choose to take shelter among civilians. The fact that they also go after civilians is simply beyond the pale in the post-Geneva convention era.
"Why don't they learn from the Israeli army, which tries, through great efforts, to avoid shelling areas populated by civilians in Lebanon and Palestine?
"Didn't Hezbollah take shelter in areas populated by civilians because it knows that the Israeli air force doesn't bomb these areas? Why doesn't the Syrian army respect the premises of universities, schools or inhabited neighborhoods?"
"Didn't they [the Syrian Army] ever hear about principles and morals of urban warfare? Didn't the Syrian army target many civilian areas despite the fact that no fighters were present there?" al-Qassem asked.
"The Israeli army, if it wanted to break up a demonstration, would have used water cannons or rubber bullets, not rockets or explosive barrels as happens in Aleppo today.
"I want to ask you on one important point. ... It's a shame to compare the National Syrian Army with the French during the French occupation, or the Israeli army. Shame!" the moderator added.