Tuesday, July 15, 2008

So true. So, so true.........

Israel has completely lost its "deterrence" effect. There was a time many years ago when terrorists of any stripe knew that if they kidnapped or killed an Israeli, there would be hell to pay. The raid on Entebbe is perhaps the most striking example, and even today it is still discussed in reverential terms by counterterrorism forces. Today's Israel is a very different place, however. Now, terrorist groups kidnap Israelis with seeming impunity, kill them, and then exchange them for jailed, living terrorists: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121607791452752543.html?mod=djemEditorialPage. The precedent has been set, and it's not a good one at all.

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