(Bloomberg) -- Jordan executed two Iraqi prisoners a day after Islamic State militants released a video showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive inside of a cage.I am guessing these criminals were already under death sentence before this atrocity, but it is a reminder that playing hardball with Jordan doesn't work. And burning someone to death in a cage really captures well the sort of monsters with whom we are dealing. Playing nice in the style that Michael Moore and other progressives want just doesn't make sense.
One of the convicted prisoners executed early on Wednesday was Sajida Al-Rishawi, a failed suicide bomber who took part in deadly 2005 attacks on hotels in Amman, the state-run Petra news agency reported. Jordan also hanged Ziad Karbuli, who had been sentenced to death in 2007 for terrorist acts.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Can You Top This?
Gandhi observed that an eye for an eye will blind the world. And coming from a part of the world where revenge is the highest principle, this is no surprise: