the author seem caught up in the same sort of unfortunate splitting of ethics/politics (another example that we are not yet post-structuralism)that the military trainers are but always good to find out more of the actual doings of the people and materials (what else is there really?) that often get lost in the abstractions/generalizations of theorizing.
A guest post from James Eastwood. James is a PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). This post is partly based on his latest article, ‘”Meaningful Service”: Pedagogy at Israeli Pre-Military Academies and the Ethics of Militarism’, forthcoming in the European Journal of International Relations.
Die you fuck, die you son of a whore, die, die, die you son of 66 whores.
These are the words that Ahmad Salih Manasra, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy, heard as he lay bleeding in the street on 12th October 2015. The insults were yelled by an Israeli passer-by, who recorded the child on video as he lay helpless on the ground. Ahmad was taken to hospital in a critical condition. His cousin Hasan Khalid, who was shot at the same time, is dead.
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