October 1, 2009, - 1:15 pm
Shut Up: Stop Calling for Gilad Shalit’s (& a Gazillion Terrorists’) Release; 20 Terrorists for a Video
For the past three years, I’ve gotten repeated e-mails, Twitter tweets, Facebook messages, and other requests galore to write demanding the release of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier kidnapped by HAMAS in 2006. And I’m tired of it. It’s ridiculous. And it’s resulting in the continued downward spiral of bad Israeli policy.
This is What Gilad Shalit’s Release Looks Like
It’s not just that, as I’ve reported on this site, Mr. and Mrs. Noam Shalit, the far-left parents of Gilad Shalit, are the Cindy Sheehans of Israel, engaging in absurd and outrageous moral equivalency and parading around with Islamic terrorists and Palestinian “victims of terror” in Israeli hospitals. That’s bad enough. And it’s not just that all of this pressure and all of these calls for Shalit’s release are ignored by HAMAS and won’t be answered by them.
Israel’s Cindy Sheehan, Noam Shalit, (right)
with Palestinians, Pal Official Saeb Erekat (left)
It’s that these repeated loud cries for Shalit’s release are only heard by the Israeli government and only coaxes Israeli officials to continue to engage in these ludicrous, lopsided releases of Islamic terrorists from prison, something the Shalit-Sheehans are pushing for their son’s release. As longtime readers know, I’ve repeatedly decried these ridiculous prisoner releases on this site.
In a more outrageous development than ever, Israel just released 20 female Islamic terrorists to HAMAS in exchange for . . . a videotape?! Sickening.
Yes, in exchange for a video proving Shalit is still alive, they released 20 hardened Muslimas bent on killing Israel’s citizens. If it’s 20 for a videotape, that means it’s, once again, hundreds or thousands of them for Shalit.
I’m sorry Shalit was kidnapped, while serving Israel. I’m more sorry that boneheaded Israeli leaders withdrew from Gaza and gave HAMAS the base from which to kidnap him in the first place. But I’m even more sorry yet for the victims–past and future–of the Islamic terrorists that Israel will release and the future Israeli soldiers whose kidnap Israeli, therefore, continues to make more attractive to Islamic terrorists.
Israel should trade nothing for Gilad Shalit, even if it means he will be tortured, killed, or he will die in HAMAS captivity. That’s the way Israel should have behaved for the last two decades. But instead, as I’ve repeatedly detailed on this site, Israel continues to negotiate with and empower terrorists, releasing brutal mass-murderers like Samir Kuntar and thousands of others like him.
So, please stop sending me missives imploring my support for Gilad Shalit’s release. I don’t support his release because it can only mean the release of countless mass-murderers. And I don’t believe in only an eye for a thousand eyes. Calling for his release is part of the problem, NOT the solution.
The only release I support is a rescue by Israeli soldiers. And since Israel doesn’t have the guts to do it (like they didn’t have the guts to defeat HAMAS or Hezbollah) nor likely even an idea where he is, that won’t happen.
You trade 20 terrorist killers for a video, you’re an idiot. And by the way, once you get sucked in to “negotiating” with Cosa Islamic Nostra, it’s never on your terms and you can never get out.
Full Ninja HAMASniks Announce: “Dumb Israelis Gave Us 20 Terroristas & All They Got Was a Lousy Videotape”
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