Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Let's Bargain With the Terrorists

Thanks to Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the president of the Phillipines, the terrorists have an upper hand in bargaining.  How great is that?  Arroyo stated "It would have been silly to sacrifice the life of the hostage, Angelo dela Cruz, when the troops were scheduled to go home in August in any event."  Number one rule:  NEVER BARGAIN WITH TERRORISTS!  As silly as she thinks it was to sacrifice Angelo dela Cruz's life, the fact of the matter is that she's now endangered more lives.  A country caving into the requests of terrorists only leads to more kidnappings and more beheadings.  It gives the terrorists and their cause legitimacy, which is something that should be avoided at all levels. 

1 comment:

Canoso said...

I agree with you. As unfortunate as it is that there /are/ these kidnappings and beheadings, letting them get away with one will just create a snowball effect.

It is also a shame how the media is portraying each event. This information age we live in now is such a double edged sword. I get news headlines right on my cellphone as they happen. Yeah its great we can find out who sneezes immediately, but finding out just as fast when someone was murdered because their country didn't bow to their killer's wishes adds a naturally negative spin.

Just as fast as we knew about this, so will other terrorist organizations and cells.