Wednesday, August 10, 2005


United States: Motel 6 for Terrorists?

So let's say, hypothetically, that a country that is friendly to the U.S. and is in fact one of its lead allies in the "war on terror" has apprehended an activist in a group designated by the State Department as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. And perhaps this country wanted this person out of the way for a while, during a potentially politically tumultuous time (e.g. an election, a major religious holiday, what have you), but didn't want to cause too much stir. So this country decides that it will deport this person to the United States, but only for forty days, at the end of which the person will be allowed to return to the U.S. ally and resume his activities.

Not bloody likely, you'll say. After all, we wouldn't let Tariq Ramadan come teach here. We wouldn't even let in Cat Stevens. But yet this is the plan for Sa'adia Hershkopf, a Kach activist that Israel has decided it doesn't want around during the heat of the Gaza disengagement. So despite the fact that Kach is on the State Department's list of bad guys, the plan is to hold onto Hershkopf for a few weeks and then release him back into the wild? Way to ruthlessly execute the "war on terror" guys. Is this what W meant by "bring 'em on"?

That report said the three were "suspected" of being involved in "violence against Arabs". So will he have to stay in a jail/prison while he's here on his sabbatical from violent extremism? Perhaps, once he's here, we could render him to some country which takes violence against Arabs a bit more seriously...

Or better yet, we'll agree to take this jerk for 40 days and 40 nights and the Israelis will give up the people who forged the Niger yellowcake documents AND the AIPAC spy-handlers!

Aunt Deb
yes, and then we'd all wake up.
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