At the Israel-Palestine demarcation line, Israeli soldiers will shoot any of its low-ranking soldier (not to kill him) and then pay for his medical expenditure, special allowance and treatment. When fully recovered, he will be promoted to a mid-senior position.
They usually do it on purpose and for one good reason - an excuse to blame the injury on the Palestinians, thus granting them permission to launch a large scale counter-attack on its neighbor. Such attacks normally will claim many Palestinian lives.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, the US soldiers had done better. They killed any of their 'lousy' marine to gain the passport to kill scores of civilian.
In Rim, Melaka on September 8, Anwar Ibrahim's PKR bus was attacked and splashed with red paint, its windscreen cracked.
The local folks said they didnt even know who did it, let alone identifying the cars and other vehicles used by the 'attackers'. Some told me, the cars didn't bear Melaka registration number but carries the initial 'W' and 'B' - Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur and Selangor respectively.
"They are not locals, they are outsiders. We know almost each and every people here. Rim is not a big place," they said.
So, could similar tactic used by Israel and US been applied here? That those who 'sabotaged' the bus were together with Anwar's convoy. They traveled in cars and motorbikes, ahead or behind the bus. On approaching Rim, they followed the script already prepared before departure.
The agenda was to find a good reason to blame it on the local folks and the ruling government. Its all about politics, dirty politics.
It could incite peoples' hatred towards the government, towards Barisan Nasional. They will accuse BN of engaging gangsters and thugs to disrupt Anwar's road tour in the state and other places. It works, sometimes.
We are not sure but there is such a possibility...