Sunday, August 11, 2013

J.Post August 13: Releasing Terrorists -- U.S. Hypocrisy Taken to the Extreme

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Sir, - Living as I do in the reality of Israel's precariously fragile security situation, I must admit to being nonplussed when reading the statement "the move angered the U.S. government." What was the move that incurred the wrath of the United States? It was the fact that Mexico released a drug lord that was behind the 1985 killing of a DEA agent.

As a good citizen who tries to act with the guidance of a moral compass, I ordinarily would have felt a sense of outrage at this betrayal of justice. After all, this villain was responsible for the death of a US law enforcement official, and the fact that he has spent 28 years in prison should not and does not absolve him of the guilt for his heinous crime.

However, I am acutely aware and completely heartbroken by the pressure brought to bear on Israel by the United States for the release of 104 terrorist murderers of innocent civilian women and children, and therefore I remain completely unmoved by the discomfort concerning the Mexican druglord.

It is time that the U.S. government and the spineless Israeli leadership learned the infinite value of a single life... and the infinite evil of terrorism.

Petach Tikva

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