Take "pathetic", ratchet it up a few levels, and you get... a story about how Israel's Chief of Staff, one Dan Halutz sold his entire stock portfolio at just around noon on the July 12th, after the two soldiers were kidnapped but before the plan to pummel Lebanon became public knowledge.
Also pathetic? The scope of his portfolio appears to be around $27,000.
He sure sells his soul cheap. Probably made a killing in the plummeting stock though. Definitely made killing his life's trade.
War crimes AND insider trading. Any Israeli ethic he missed?