Now he's shuffling all the way to military jail..
Btw only the IAF still uses M16's because these soldiers are "jobnics".
All the combat forces use the TAR21.
[Edited by kingkob, 12/3/2013 11:05:19 PM]
No not a cultural difference, it's all about the army's image.
In a state of constant war we cant afford to show any weakness.
For example these are two short commercial made by the IDF:
Translation:"this is strong?! IDF is strong!"
Btw this soldier's vid is nothing compared to this one:
The soldiers in the vid were severely punished for goofing around in the middle of a patrol in extremely hostile zone.
The time to have fun when you are a soldier is in your camp or barracks, when on duty you have to be always aware of the seriousness of soldiering on active service, its a tough life in the IDF because of constant conflict also they have a brilliant image to keep up and the IDF is a great force to be reckoned with, well posted Kingkob.
I remember when I was in the army after all the training we all went through this stupid soldier in my platoon was effing around with his safety catch on his rifle and put a round through his foot, now the trouble that was caused via his fooling around he had to be taken to hospital which was 6 hours away via plane, in the 60's we had no camp hospitals.
Playin with weapons.. that's a big no no, this soldier was lucky it ended in a hospital.
Purity of arms is the most important thing to be taught.