Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Not a Spoof - The Israeli Left Criminalizes Yawning!
The Israeli McCarthyist Left Criminalizes Yawning!
IDF soldier jailed for yawning during Rabin memorial service
By Haaretz Service
The Israel Defense Forces has sentenced a soldier to 21 days in jail for
yawning during a recent memorial service for assassinated prime minister
The soldier yawned while the commander of the Ramat David Israel Air Force
base was delivering a speech on last week's memorial day for Rabin. The
senior officer paused for a few minutes after the yawn, which was
allegedly long and loud.
The soldier was consequently by the army tried on account of his
"disrespectful act" and was sentenced to 21 days in military prison. The
IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that he is able to request a pardon, which
will be considered according to military regulations.
The soldier's mother told Israel Radio that her son was not disrespectful,
but tired. She said that her son deserves to be punished for inappropriate
behavior, but the verdict is disproportionately harsh.
She said that her son was raised upon Rabin's legacy, and that yawning is
known to be an uncontrollable physical act.
Afterward by SP: Gosh, just imagine if they arrested every economics
student who yawned in class!!!