I’ve written before on the perils of paying off throat-slitting terrorists. John Rosenthal at Transatlantic Intelligencer tipped me off to his very interesting analysis examining the correlation between ransom and civilian casualties in Iraq. Check it out.
Seems clear to me: When you subsidize something, you get more of it. Blood money for terrorists begets more bloodshed.
Revising the Sgrena affair
Italy promises no more ransom
Another rancid ransom deal
Italy’s blood money
The Italian hostage job
The ransom of the red reporter
The $6 million cutthroat payoff
Hate mail–the Philippines edition
The mollycoddling milsops of Manila
How do you say “weasel” in Tagalog?
The Philippines goes wobbly
September 29, 2015 10:11 AM by Doug Powers
Of course: Obama pins blame for colossal failure of his ‘arm & train Syrian rebels’ plan on GOP and… Hillary
September 17, 2015 08:37 PM by Doug Powers
August 30, 2015 12:03 PM by Doug Powers
US Marketing Director Barack Obama: We need ‘better ideas’ and ‘more compelling vision’ to compete against ISIS, Inc.
July 6, 2015 11:36 PM by Doug Powers
May 22, 2015 05:21 AM by Doug Powers