21 January 2015

Oops, says IDF: we thought he is a colonel...

Mistakes happen. In this case, when you are going for a possum and bag a bear, it is hard to complain, though.

'We did not expect the outcome in terms of the stature of those killed - certainly not the Iranian general,' security source says'.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Mohammed Allahdadi was killed with a Hezbollah commander and the son of the group's late military leader, Imad Moughniyeh, in Sunday's attack on a Hezbollah convoy near the Israeli Golan Heights border.
The part that remained off the record is published now for the first time here:
Our drone has counted the stars on the general's shoulder, and since it appears that the number of the stars is the same as on a colonel's insignia, the computer decided to let the missile go. The camera resolution on that drone was not up to scratch. The sergeant responsible for the lens cleaning lost his weekend leave, which will learn him.

As a result of this regrettable mistake, IDF General Staff has decided to send the Iranian army a free discount coupon that will grant immunity to three Iranian colonels. The coupon is valid until January 2016 (inclusive).

No other discounts apply.