October 11, 2011, - 4:56 pm
Over the past five years, I repeatedly told people (to no avail) that they should stop demanding the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit from his HAMAS captors. As I warned years ago, this would only result in more pressure on Israel to release a ton of Islamic terrorists to freedom in exchange. And, as is often the case on these matters, I was absolutely right. Today, news broke that Israel will–as I told you years ago it would–trade plenty of murderous Muslim terrorists from its prisons in exchange for one Shalit. I told ya so. But many of you wouldn’t listen. And now Israel will set free 1,000 hardened Islamic terrorists in exchange for one soldier. Mazel Tov.
And this is after Israel already freed 20 terrorists for a videotape of Shalit. Yes, 20 mass-murderers set free for a videotape. It’s like they are participating in a scavenger hunt, rather than fighting Islamic terrorists.
This is What Gilad Shalit’s Release Looks Like
One of those who may be released is Marwan Barghouti, an Islamic terrorist mastermind whom Yasser Arafat used to pay Islamic terrorist martyrs and their families. During their time in office, George W. Bush and Condi Clueless repeatedly pressured Israel to release this man–responsible for the murder of at least 38 innocent people–to freedom. Barghouti was behind several attacks and himself masterminded a major homicide bombing which killed many. Is it really worth freeing him and 999 others like him to get one Gilad Shalit (also spelled Gilad Schalit)? On the one hand a Jewish Israeli life is worth more than 1,000 barbarians’ lives, but his life is not worth setting them free on this world to wreak more havoc, more deaths, more destruction, more bloodshed. Is it? I’ve written over and over about these outrageous mass terrorist exchanges for one or two Israeli soldiers or their dead bodies. It never works. Never. It only encourages more kidnappings for more mega-releases of Islamic terrorists. You make nice with snakes, you get bitten.
While a good deal of this terrorist trade is the fault of the many who constantly demanded Shalit’s release (since only Israel felt the pressure and HAMAS couldn’t care less about the demands), no small blame falls on the parents of Shalit who sided with Islamic terrorists, appeared with them, and visited them in Israeli hospitals. They engaged in moral equivalence BS and attacked the actions of Israel and the Israeli Army for preventing terrorist attacks and retaliating against Islamic terrorists. I cannot even imagine American parents visiting and appearing with Nazis and attacking the US Armed Forces in order to get their sons out of POW camps during World War II. The Shalits are leftists on the order of Cindy Sheehan a/k/a Jihad Cindy #2.
Israel’s Cindy Sheehan, Noam Shalit, (right)
with Palestinians, Pal Official Saeb Erekat (left)
But this is what happens when you constantly cry out for the release of one Israeli soldier. It encourages HAMAS and other Muslims to kidnap more. They know you will demand action. They know that only Israel will respond to your demands. And they know that they can get a ton of terrorists out of prison for that one soldier.
I ask again: is it worth it? When you or one of your family members is the victim of one of these Islamic terrorists who was set free, then you can answer. Or when you or one of your family members is the next Gilad Shalit–the next Israeli soldier captured because they know you will get the Israeli government to release more Islamic terrorists . . . yet again.
It may sound heartless but it isn’t: Israel would be better off to let one soldier die in captivity than to constantly trade armies of terrorists for that soldier.
Negotiating with Cosa Islamic Nostra is no different than dealing with the Mafia. You always negotiate on their terms and always get burned. Once you get in, you can never get out. These kidnappings and terrorist trades will go on forever until Israel says no. And until the rest of us stop pressuring Israel to do what it takes to get the soldiers released.
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