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Kurja juttu. Noh, saa nähdä mikä tuomio tulee olemaan... Huom: in Israel, manslaughter carries a maximum term of 20 years, but no minimum punishment.


IDF soldier who killed wounded stabber convicted of manslaughter
Judge Maya Heller skewers ‘unreliable’ defense of Elor Azaria, determines he shot Hebron attacker because ‘terrorists deserve to die’; family vows it will appeal
BY STUART WINER, ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT AND ILAN BEN ZION January 4, 2017, 10:21 am Updated: January 4, 2017, 12:41 pm


Elor Azaria, an Israeli soldier who shot a Palestinian terrorist in Hebron, sits in the courtroom before the announcement of his verdict at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A military tribunal in Tel Aviv on Wednesday convicted of manslaughter an IDF soldier who shot and killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant, concluding a high-profile trial that deeply divided the country. His attorneys accused the court of bias and vowed to appeal.

The verdict on Sgt. Elor Azaria, 19, was delivered by a panel of three judges at the army’s Kirya headquarters, a change of venue from the Jaffa Military Court’s usual meeting place in the city’s south. Outside, scores of activists demonstrating in support of Azaria — among them far-right supporters of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club — clashed with police and border guards dispatched to maintain order. Two people were arrested when protesters attempted to block Kaplan Street, a main avenue running outside the compound.

Azaria’s trial saw politicians and current and former army generals alternately supporting or condemning the soldier’s actions. Many of the army’s top brass, as well as former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon, had railed against Azaria’s “unethical” decision to shoot the assailant, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, in the head nearly 15 minutes after the latter was shot and wounded as he attempted to stab an IDF soldier in Hebron last March.

In the lengthy, unanimous decision, which she read for almost three hours, Judge Maya Heller described the circumstances of the shooting and summed up the indictment and defense, before tearing into many of Azaria’s claims. The judges concluded that Azaria’s testimony was “not credible,” that he had opened fire out of a desire for revenge, and that the shooting was “not justified.”

Sentencing is to follow at a later date.


Activists demonstrate outside the Kirya in Tel Aviv, where judges were reading the verdict in the case of Elor Azaria, an IDF soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian stabber in Hebron, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (screen capture: Channel 2)

Dismissing one of the defense’s key arguments to the effect that the stabber was already dead when Azaria opened fire at close range, Heller said, “We have adopted the conclusion that the terrorist’s death was caused by the shooting by Azaria.” She castigated the defense, which posited that Azaria had acted out of a sense that Sharif still posed a danger to his comrades while also making the apparently contradictory claim that he was already dead when Azaria shot him.

Citing testimony of Azaria’s commanding officer and a paramedic, who recalled that upon arriving at the scene minutes after the attack, Azaria had said Sharif “deserves to die,” Heller said there was no indication Azaria felt threatened by the mortally wounded attacker, and that a member of the security forces had moved the knife away from the attacker minutes prior to the shooting.

‘The fact that the man sprawled on the ground was a terrorist, who had just sought to take the lives of IDF soldiers at the scene, does not in itself justify disproportionate action’

She added that the claim Azaria had reacted because Sharif was reaching for his knife was unacceptable, as video from the scene showed that the knife was out of reach. Moreover, she said, the claim that the footage from the field was doctored was baseless.

At the scene, “Elor didn’t raise concern of a knife or a bomb as an explanation for the shooting, but rather that terrorists deserve to die,” she maintained, terming Azaria’s version of the incident and his thinking, which changed several times over the course of the trial, “unreliable” and “problematic.”

“There is no grounds for the claim of self-defense,” she said. “Azaria’s shooting was unjustified.”

“The fact that the man sprawled on the ground was a terrorist, who had just sought to take the lives of IDF soldiers at the scene, does not in itself justify disproportionate action,” Heller added.

Azaria’s lawyers said they would appeal the verdict, while members of his family berated the judges, calling the decision a “disgrace.”

“We said from the outset that the court was with the prosecution,” said attorney Ilan Katz, bemoaning the “tough” verdict. His colleague Eyal Besserglick accused the judges of “hostility” toward the defense during the proceedings, and said Heller had “giggled” while reading the decision.


Earlier, Azaria arrived at the court with his family and smiled as supporters thronged around him, giving the soldier hugs and wishing him well.

The last day of the court proceedings was closed to the general public, and no video or audio feed from the courtroom was provided. Azaria’s family was among those permitted to be inside the courtroom when the verdict was read. Dozens of demonstrators, among them Likud MK Oren Hazan, gathered outside the complex to show support for the soldier.

Some held banners reading, “People of Israel do not abandon a soldier in the battlefield”; others held aloft signs in support of US President-elect Donald Trump.


Some in the crowd at one point chanted, “Gadi be careful, Rabin is looking for a friend,” referencing IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, seen by Azaria’s defenders as having abandoned him, and the assassinated prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Security had been bolstered around the Kirya in expectation of riots in case of a conviction, and some 350 police officers were stationed there.


Right-wing politicians and hundreds of Azaria’s supporters have insisted he was treated unfairly by left-wing elites in the army and media.

Thousands rallied for Azaria’s release following his indictment in April, and his family have waged a fierce campaign against the trial and raised hundreds of thousands of shekels to cover legal costs.

Azaria was filmed shooting Sharif on March 24, 2016. The footage, which was published online shortly after the incident by the left-wing advocacy group B’Tselem, sparked an intense debate in Israel about military discipline and ethics in the midst of a wave of Palestinian terror attacks that began in September 2015.

Warning: Graphic footage


Military prosecutors at first sought murder charges against Azaria, but the difficulty of proving the soldier’s intent led to a reduced indictment for manslaughter. According to prosecutors, Azaria’s actions explicitly contravened the IDF’s rules of engagement, which stipulate, in accordance with Israeli law, that deadly force cannot be used once the assailant no longer poses an immediate threat. The court emphatically endorsed this argument.

Azaria’s defense attorneys argued that their client believed that Sharif still posed a threat to himself and his fellow soldiers, suspecting he may have been rigged with explosives.

Since his April 18 indictment, media attention has been intense, focusing on the testimony provided by fellow IDF soldiers and officers throughout the trial.

On Tuesday, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eisenkot alluded to the case, rejecting the campaign slogan of Azaria’s supporters that depicted him as “the child of us all.”

“He is not our child…. He is a warrior, a soldier, who must dedicate his life to carry out the tasks we give him. We cannot be confused about this.”

Speaking at a conference at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Eisenkot added: “This confusion in the Israeli discourse is a discourse that undermines the most fundamental values that we look for in our soldiers.”

The army’s live-fire rules in the West Bank, he said, “have not changed in a decade.”

The last time an IDF soldier was convicted of manslaughter was in 2005, for the killing of British civilian Tom Hurndall two years earlier. The soldier, named only as Sgt. T., was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter and six other charges. Manslaughter carries a maximum term of 20 years, but no minimum punishment.
 

Sardaukar

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Noh....minusta haavoittuneiden teloittaminen ei nyt oikein ole asiallista. Vaikeaahan tuosta muuta tuomiota on antaa, kun koko episodi päätyi videollekin.
 

Fremen

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Noh... point - counterpoint! Pali-teron käsi vispasi jotain, ja oli jonkinlainen epäilys mahdollisesta räjähdeliivistä? Valitettavasti puolustus esitti kaikki skenaariot mitä vaan keksi, mikä kirjaimellisesti raunioitti koherentin narratiivin luomisen syytetyn toiminnalle. Joku palvelusta suorittava juristinplanttu ilmeisesti joka säikähti pahasti kun alko kenut, Lieberman ja Bibi hämmentämään soppaa... olis pitänyt valita israelilainen nainen puolustusasianajajaksi, mieluiten sabra.

Terästä, eivät säiky vaan lähinnä pelottavat. Paljon :).
 

baikal

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Noh....minusta haavoittuneiden teloittaminen ei nyt oikein ole asiallista. Vaikeaahan tuosta muuta tuomiota on antaa, kun koko episodi päätyi videollekin.
Merkille pantavaa on se, että tuomio tuli. Israel on tietyllä tapaa hämmentävä tapaus. Siitä on syntynyt julkikuva, jossa nuo teloittelut kuulostavat suorastaan arkisilta puuhilta ja että niitä ei edes tutkita.....todellisuus ei sitten ole se.

Onhan Israel ja IDF siivonnut otteitaan reilun 30 vuoden aikana paljon. Shatilan ja Sabran ajoista on tultu todella paljon eteenpäin parempaan. Tietääkseni tuo tapahtumasarja oli jonkinlainen saranakohta, jossa merkittävä osa mm. IDFn reserviläisistä veti henkeensä ja lujaa ja yleisö kyrpiintyi. Vaikka falangistit olivat miekan kahvassa, IDF oli kahvan takana.
 

Sardaukar

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Merkille pantavaa on se, että tuomio tuli. Israel on tietyllä tapaa hämmentävä tapaus. Siitä on syntynyt julkikuva, jossa nuo teloittelut kuulostavat suorastaan arkisilta puuhilta ja että niitä ei edes tutkita.....todellisuus ei sitten ole se.

Onhan Israel ja IDF siivonnut otteitaan reilun 30 vuoden aikana paljon. Shatilan ja Sabran ajoista on tultu todella paljon eteenpäin parempaan. Tietääkseni tuo tapahtumasarja oli jonkinlainen saranakohta, jossa merkittävä osa mm. IDFn reserviläisistä veti henkeensä ja lujaa ja yleisö kyrpiintyi. Vaikka falangistit olivat miekan kahvassa, IDF oli kahvan takana.
IDF:n piireissä ei oikein tajuttu, millainen tilanne Falangistien leirissä oli Bashir Gemayelin salamurhan jälkeen. Ja millainen heppu liittolaisena pidetty Elie Hobeika oikein oli (vaikka niin tunnelmista kuin Hobeikastakin oli tiedustelu varoittanut). Luin jostan, että joku IDF:n luutnantti koetti estää joukkomurhaamista ja tuli vaivojensa palkaksi ammutuksi falangistien toimesta.

Arik Sharonin kontollehan soppa sittein kaatui, mutta kyseessä oli aika lailla mokien sarja.
 
Valitettavasti.....

Juuri nyt: Rekka ajoi väkijoukkoon Israelissa – ainakin kolme kuollut
MAAILMA8.1. 14.07 Päivitetty 14.12
STT, Aamulehti
Ainakin kolme ihmistä on kuollut ja useita loukkaantunut rekan ajettua väkijoukkoon Jerusalemissa Israelissa. Israelin radion mukaan rekan kuljettaja on ammuttu.

Rekka törmäsi ilmeisesti sotilasjoukkoon. Poliisin edustajan mukaan kyseessä oli terrori-isku.
 
Turvakamera taltioi Jerusalemin iskun.


The soldiers were visiting the capital as part of the army’s “Culture Sundays,” in which troops are taken to important historical and national sites at the beginning of the week.

According to the Ben Zvi Institute, which led the trip for the army, the soldiers were from the IDF’s officer’s training course.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/3-dead-as-truck-plows-into-troops-in-jerusalem/
 
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Turvakamera taltioi Jerusalemin iskun.


Lone soldier voisi kertoa mitä peliä nuo tuossa etualalla pelaavat ennen iskua?
Onko niin että kaikilla ei ole patruunoita kun vain osa jäi asemiin aseet valmiina?
 

Sardaukar

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Näytti tutulta. Taidan olla ollut tuolla jos muistan paikan oikein, komeat näköalat, kun siirtyy oikealle.

Tässä kuva muutama kymmenen metriä videolta oikealle ja 90 astetta samoin. (Vanha kaupunki tosin jää kuvan ulkopuolelle, se on n. 45 astetta vasemmalle tässä kuvassa).:

 

Herman30

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Keitä nämä lippalakkityypit ovat? Itse arvaisin turvamiehiä kun parveilevat Netanyahun ympärillä. Mikä teksti lakissa on?

 

Sardaukar

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Keitä nämä lippalakkityypit ovat? Itse arvaisin turvamiehiä kun parveilevat Netanyahun ympärillä. Mikä teksti lakissa on?

Shabakin henkivartijoita. Teksti lakissa on משטרה (Mishtara) = poliisi.

Keskellä oleva jätkä on varastanut mun kravatin, jota käytän puvun kanssa....
 
Hullun hommia noi rekkahyökkäykset. Tässä juttua Israelin armeijasta:

Get to know the IDF Infantry Corps brigades: Golani, Givati, Kfir, Nahal, Tzanchanim

IDF infantry brigades make up a central part of the Israeli army. Combat soldiers within these brigades serve in the most dangerous areas. Get to know the five IDF infantry brigades: Golani, Givati, Kfir, Nahal, Tzanchanim.

IDF soldiers Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Channel 2 News
The Israel Defense Force (IDF), one of the most powerful and well-respected armies in the world, consists of five infantry brigades. The soldiers serving in the IDF Infantry Corps serve in high-risk areas such as along the country’s borders and in the West Bank. Each of these brigades has its own special and unique characteristics and expertise, which make it an integral part of the Israeli army.


Golani: Traditionally associated with the northern region of Israel, the Golani Brigade is a top request among new IDF draftees who want to serve as combat soldiers. Gadi Eizenkot, the current IDF Chief of Staff, was the head commander of this highly-decorated brigade in the late 1990s. The brigade consists of five battalions: 3 infantry battalions, an anti-guerrilla and urban special forces unit and a reconnaissance battalion. The Golani Brigade was an essential part of the IDF combat operations carried out during the Second Intifada and the Second Lebanon War. Oron Shaul, whose body is being held captive by Hamas in Gaza after he was killed during Operation Protective Edge, was a Golani soldier. He served in the 13th Gideon Infantry Battalion.

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Givati: If you see an Israeli soldier with a purple beret, he belongs to the Givati Brigade. This brigade serves under the IDF Southern Command and is the main infantry brigade stationed along the Israeli border with Gaza. The Givati Brigade Insignia includes a red fox, a white sword and a green cactus. Givati soldiers Major Benaya Sarel, Second Lt. Hadar Goldin and Staff Sgt. Liel Gidoni were killed during Operation Protective Edge during what was supposed to be a temporary ceasefire. Like Shaul, Goldin’s body was abducted by Hamas terrorists and is being held captive by the terrorist organization in Gaza. Captain Ziv Shilon, who lost his left arm in an explosion along the Gaza Strip security fence in 2012, served as a company commander in the Givati Brigade’s Tzabar Battalion.

Kfir: The Kfir Brigade is the youngest infantry brigade in the IDF. Established in the 1990s, this brigade specializes in missions carried out in the West Bank territory, including counter-terrorism operations, patrols, regular security activities and apprehending Palestinian terrorists and suspects. Kfir soldiers wear camouflaged berets. Soldiers interested in serving in two popular units, Sayeret Oketz (the special K-9 unit) and Sayeret LOTAR (the special counter-terrorism unit), must enlist into the Kfir Brigade and go through basic training as part of this brigade. During basic training, there is a selection process for these two highly requested units.

Archive Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Nahal
: The IDF’s Nahal Brigade was established in 1982. Nahal soldiers have participated in major IDF operations and wars since the brigade’s founding. The brigade’s headquarters are located the Beit Lid base, which is near Netanya. Nahal soldiers are equipped with Tavor rifles. While there are some youth movements throughout Israel that encourage their members to serve within Nahal, any Israeli eligible for combat service can be drafted into this brigade.

Tzanchanim: Tzanchanim is the IDF’s prestigious paratroopers brigade. This brigade is considered an elite unit within the IDF Infantry Corps. All Tzanchanim units are named after snakes (Elapidae, Viper, Flying Serpent and more). In the 1967 Six Day War, Tzanchanim soldiers participated in the battle to regain control over Jerusalem. The three soldiers featured in the iconic photograph of the Western Wall taken by famous Israeli photographer David Rubinger in 1967 were Tzanchanim soldiers.
http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news...to-know-the-idf-infantry-corps-brigades-25818
 
Ja ylistyslaulua IDF:stä:


An Israeli Merkava Mk. IV tank. IDF photo
Weapons Made Israel Into the Mideast’s Most Formidable Military Power
Boycotts forced Israel to adapt foreign tech and develop its own
by ROBERT FARLEY

Since 1948, the state of Israel has fielded a frighteningly effective military machine. Built on a foundation of pre-independence militias, supplied with cast-off World War II weapons, the Israel Defense Forces have enjoyed remarkable success in the field.

In the 1960s and 1970s, both because of its unique needs and because of international boycotts, Israel began developing its own military technologies, as well as augmenting the best foreign tech. Today, Israel boasts one of the most technologically advanced military stockpiles in the world, and one of the world’s most effective workforces.

Here are five of the most deadly systems that the Israeli Defense Forces currently employ.


An Israeli Merkava Mk. III Baz tank. MathKnight photo via Wikimedia
Merkava
The Merkava tank joined the IDF in 1979, replacing the modified foreign tanks — most recently of British and American vintage — that the Israelis had used since 1948. Domestic design and construction avoided problems of unsteady foreign supply, while also allowing the Israelis to focus on designs optimized for their environment, rather than for Central Europe.

Around 1,600 Merkavas of various types have entered service, with several hundred more still on the way.

The Merkava entered service after the great tank battles of the Middle East had ended, at least for Israel. Consequently, the Merkavas have often seen combat in different contexts that their designers expected.

The United States took major steps forward with the employment of armor in Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly in the former, in a counter-insurgency context, but the Israelis have gone even farther.

After mixed results during the Hezbollah war, the IDF, using updated Merkava IVs, has worked hard to integrate the tanks into urban fighting. In both of the recent Gaza wars, the IDF has used Merkavas to penetrate Palestinian positions while active defense systems keep crews safe.

Israel has also developed modifications that enhance the Merkavas’ capabilities in urban and low-intensity combat.

Indeed, the Merkavas have proved so useful in this regard that Israel has cancelled plans to stop line production, despite a lack of significant foreign orders.


An Israeli F-15I Thunder in 2013. Oren Rozen photo via Wikimedia
F-15I Thunder
The Israeli Air Force has flown variants of the F-15 since the 1970s, and has become the world’s most versatile and effective user of the Eagle. As a Tyler Rogoway story on the IAF fleet makes clear, the Israelis have perfected the F-15 both for air supremacy and for strike purposes.

Flown by elite pilots, the F-15Is — nicknamed “thunder” — of the IAF remain the most lethal squadron of aircraft in the Middle East.

The F-15I provides Israel with several core capabilities. It remains an effective air-to-air combat platform, superior to the aircraft available to Israel’s most plausible foes, although the Eurofighter Typhoons and Dassault Rafales entering service in the Gulf, not to mention Saudi Arabia’s own force of F-15SAs, undoubtedly would provide some competition.

But as Rogoway suggested, the Israelis have worked long and hard at turning the F-15 into an extraordinarily effective strike platform, one capable of hitting targets with precision at long range. Most analysts expect that the F-15I would play a key role in any Israeli strike against Iran, along with some of its older brethren.


A Shavit satellite launcher, based on the Jericho II missile. Photo via Wikimedia
Jericho III
The earliest Israeli nuclear deterrent came in the form of the F-4 Phantom fighter-bombers that the IAF used to such great effect in conventional missions in the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War.

Soon, however, Israel determined that it required a more effective and secure deterrent, and began to invest heavily in ballistic missiles.

The Jericho I ballistic missile entered service in the early 1970s, to eventually be replaced by the Jericho II and Jericho III.

The Jericho III is the most advanced ballistic missile in the region, presumably capable of striking targets not only in the Middle East, but also across Europe, Asia, and potentially North America. The Jericho III ensures that any nuclear attack against Israel would be met with devastating retaliation, especially as it is unlikely that Israel could be disarmed by a first strike.

Of course, given that no potential Israeli foe has nuclear weapons — or will have them in the next decade, at least — the missiles give Jerusalem presumptive nuclear superiority across the region.


The Israeli ‘Dolph’-class submarine INS ‘Tanin.’ Israeli Navy photo
‘Dolphin’ class
Israel acquired its first submarine, a former British “S” class, in 1958. That submarine and others acquired in the 1960s played several important military roles, including defense of the Israeli coastline, offensive operations against Egyptian and Syrian shipping and the delivery of commando teams in war and peace.

These early boats were superseded by the Gal class, and finally by the German Dolphin class — really, two separate classes related to the Type 212 — boats, which are state-of-the-art diesel-electric subs.

The role of the Dolphin class in Israel’s nuclear deterrent has almost certainly been wildly overstated. The ability of a diesel electric submarine to carry out deterrent patrols is starkly limited, no matter what ordnance they carry.

However, the Dolphin remains an effective platform for all sorts of other missions required by the IDF.

Capable of maritime reconnaissance, of sinking or otherwise interdicting enemy ships, and also of delivering special forces to unfriendly coastlines, the Dolphins represent a major Israeli security investment, and one of the most potentially lethal undersea forces in the region.


An Israeli solder prepares to lob a hand grenade during a 2006 training exercise. IDF photo
The Israeli soldier
The technology that binds all of these other systems together is the Israeli soldier. Since 1948 and even before, Israel has committed the best of its human capital to the armed forces.

The creation of fantastic soldiers, sailors and airmen doesn’t happen by accident, and doesn’t result simply from the enthusiasm and competence of the recruits.

The IDF has developed systems of recruitment, training and retention that allow it to field some of the most competent, capable soldiers in the world. None of the technologies above work unless they have smart, dedicated, well-trained operators to make them function at their fullest potential.

Conclusion
When considering the effectiveness of Israeli weapons, and the expertise of the men and women who wield them, it’s worth noting that for all the tactical and operational success the IDF has enjoyed, Israel remains in a strategically perilous position.

The inability of Israel to develop long-term, stable, positive relationships with its immediate neighbors, regional powers and the subject populations of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip means that Jerusalem continues to feel insecure, its dominance on land, air and sea notwithstanding.

Tactics and technologies, however effective and impressive, cannot solve these problems — only politics can.
https://warisboring.com/weapons-mad...idable-military-power-e94c12f93bb8#.o1agai568
 

Sardaukar

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Shabakin henkivartijoita. Teksti lakissa on משטרה (Mishtara) = poliisi.

Keskellä oleva jätkä on varastanut mun kravatin, jota käytän puvun kanssa....
Lainaan itseäni.

Tuon kuvan lakeista näkee lipasta, että ne ovat taitettuina ilmeisesti povarissa tms. Kun radiosta tulle käsky "lakki pähän" :D...niin pystyvät välittömästi tunnistamaan omat miehet. Yleensä eivät käytä lakkeja ollenkaan.
 

Lone Soldier

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Enpä huomannut heti kysymystä. Enpä osaa sanoa, mitä pelaavat, vai heittelevätkö meilläkin? tuttua peliä, kerro itsestäsi jotain.
 

baikal

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Kun radiosta tulle käsky "lakki pähän" :D...niin pystyvät välittömästi tunnistamaan omat miehet. Yleensä eivät käytä lakkeja ollenkaan.
Juu, mielenkiinnosta kannattaa itsekunkin aina katsella näitä kuvia. Joku hassukin yksityiskohta voi aina toistua ja siitä yleensä tietää, että tuo hassu pointti ei ole vahinko. Olisi hauskaa ja mielenkiintoista tietää, miten kapealla sanavarastolla nuo pelaavat keskenään....veikkaan, että kapealla.