Monday, June 30, 2008

Gilad Shalit: "The shark and the fish"

Two years since he was kidnapped by Hamas. And no end seems in sight.

Z-blog posted this short story he wrote when he was 11-years old.

Watch it


And closely related to the above, I woke up to this dire news today:

Samir Kuntar To Be Released

Who is Samir Kuntar? A reminder, here.

Haran's wife, Smadar, hid with her two-year-old daughter Yael in a crawl space above the couple's bedroom. Smadar tried to muffle the girl's cries, and accidentally smothered her.

As officers arrived at the building, the terrorists pulled Danny and Einat out of the apartment building and down to the beach, where a shootout with police and soldiers ensued.

Kuntar shot Danny Haran at close-range and threw his body into the sea to make sure he died. He then bashed Einat's head on rocks and with butt of his rifle, killing her instantly.

I suspect that this bit -- "killing her instantly" -- was added out of an extreme and implausible kind of consideration for the horrified reader. We don't want to know what it really may have been like for that four-year-old girl.

By the way, Kuntar remains unrepentant:

"My dear and respectable master and commander," Kuntar wrote in the letter to Nasrallah. "Peace be with you and with our shahids (martyrs).

"I give you my promise and oath that my only place will be in the fighting front soaked with the sweat of your giving and with the blood of the shahids, the dearest people, and that I will continue your way until we reach a full victory. I send my best wishes and promise of renewed loyalty to you, sir, and to all the Jihad fighters."

There is an uninterrupted arc of evil that connects Samir Kuntar with Hezbollah with Ahmadinejad with Iran and its nuclear ambitions.


At 1:33 PM EDT, Blogger Bald Headed Geek said...

Good point on my blog about the Geneva Conventions, CC, but my point remains the same about the UN, Amnesty International, The International Red Cross, etc.


At 12:30 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israel has been manouevering itself, ever since Iskat Jibril, into a situation where its enemies will kill all prisoners that they take. Hamas, Hizbollah et al know that they can get their own released in return for Israeli corpses.

The complete crumbling of the deterrence of the Israeli judicial system can be restored by a combination of judicial executions and increased proactive action against the enemy leadership and their kin. While distasteful, these are morally justifiable policies, and will achieve their aim.


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