ANTIGONOS' BRAIN

Your Brain is Green
Of all the brain types, yours has the most balance. You are able to see all sides to most problems and are a good problem solver. You need time to work out your thoughts, but you don't get stuck in bad thinking patterns. You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about the future, philosophy, and relationships (both personal and intellectual).

Friday, July 25, 2008

Mr. Nice Guy

I suppose he had a difficult childhood, or something, and we should treat him gently.
See this article in the Jerusalem Post.

5 comments:

pinky said...

The Bastard should be executed. I am a firm believer in non organized thought and these are some of the reasons.

Dianne said...

Eh, he probably did have a difficult childhood and if by "treat him gently" you mean "not torture him" I'll agree with your sarcastic suggestion.

Other than that, I'd suggest locking him up somewhere away from younger, less militant offenders who might still be rehabilitated and leaving it at that. Let him sit and read the Koran for the rest of his life. Maybe he'll get to the parts about forgiveness and love eventually and think better of his decisions. But probably not.

He shouldn't have been released. In my opinion. I don't agree with releasing murderers to get bodies back is a losing proposition. (Though, of course, I don't know whether the negotiators knew that they were going to get only bodies.) He should have just stayed in prison and been forgotten. Concentrate on those who can be saved from hatred instead.

Dianne said...

Sorry about double posting, but forgot to add re difficult childhoods:

A lot of criminals had difficult childhoods. That's too bad. But we can't fix it. He's beyond medicine, psychology, and sociology's ability to fix what went wrong and he'll never be safe to have running around in the world. I don't know where one can really draw the line on "fault", but just as you can't allow someone who is blind from a childhood illness to become a pilot or taxi driver, even though you might feel sorry for their disability, you can't allow someone who is incapable of controlling themselves and settling conflicts non-violently to live his or her life without supervision, even if you feel sorry that his or her childhood wasn't the greatest.

Antigonos said...

The ONLY reason Kuntar was released was because we had no way of knowing whether our soldiers were alive or not--the Hezbollah deliberately refused all attempts at determining this, just as we have never been able to ascertain the fate of Ron Arad.

Everyone in Israel believes that Kuntar will not live much longer. We have our ways of dealing with criminals like him.

As for reading the Koran, the only part which interests someone like him is where it is stated that jihad is incumbent on all Moslems.

Dianne said...

The ONLY reason Kuntar was released was because we had no way of knowing whether our soldiers were alive or not--the Hezbollah deliberately refused all attempts at determining this,

After posting I thought that must be so, but wasn't sure because people sometimes get sentimental about bodies to the detriment of live people.

I just hope that Kuntar's death is embarrassing and ignoble. Otherwise he'll be seen as a martyr and an inspiration. Which won't help anyone, including the idiots who decide to go kill someone on his example.