Catherine Moore Today’s 1:1,027 prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas represents a number of important shifts in the Middle East dialogue. Gilad Shalit was taken prisoner in 2006 after terrorists tunneled from Gaza into Israel to murder two IDF soldiers and take 19 year-old Shalit captive. Although Shalit was literally a few miles from Israel, the IDF was unable to … [Read more...] about Unknowable Consequences: Israel’s Prisoner Swap
Archives for October 18, 2011
Mark Wilson Last week, the “underwear bomber,” also known not nearly so well by the name Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, pleaded guilty to eight charges in a Detroit courtroom. Then, without warning, terrorists burst into the courtroom and blew up the entire building. Congress banded together, speaking in one voice, and passed a bill that required terrorism suspects to be tried … [Read more...] about Terrorist Suspect Tried in Civilian Court; Head for the Hills!