An interesting account, certainly, framed by an event that many of us remember quite vividly. It's fairly well-told, and other than the slightly creepy vibe one gets off the glaringly military buddy figure (the "heroic Israeli tank commander"), there is much that is instructive in there.
So, the author now understands that "it" can come to him at any time. He also seems to have made a few connections regarding the State's relationship to "its" people, and just might understand that maintaining the means of resistance is something worth ignoring "the law" over.
Excellent. The more people that understand that, the better.
And once a people are sufficiently "armed" to fend off the core protection-racket function of the State...they just might be ready to ask what they really need from the State at all.