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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thugs Don't Get Assassinated

To Assassinate:  as·sas·si·nate ( -s s -n t ). tr.v. as·sas·si·nat·ed, as·sas·si·nat·ing, as·sas·si·nates. 1. To murder (a prominent person)


Israel’s Shortsighted Assassination 

I have to say I find it reprehensible, contentious and indeed shortsighted, that one would use the word "assassination" regarding ahmed al-jabari. This is a word that is reserved for people of a certain stature, politically and otherwise. I understand the dilemma when one is needing to feed the middle, but certain things are unacceptable regardless of intent. If for some horrible flaw in our system, our government was overtaken by thugs and somebody shot one of them down--it wouldn't be considered an assassination;  it would be widely considered that the thug was gunned down. 
To use the word 'assassination' gives credence to someone who does not deserve it. bin-laden was not assassinated he was gunned down like the dog he was, and here so too--jabari was gunned down. 

To use the term 'assassination,' regarding a common low-life thug who happened to belong to a terrorist group, is an insult to those of us who respect government and our officials-- and is not one that should be overlooked.

He went the way many hard core thugs go, whether its here in the states on the streets or our jails are filled with them for that matter*, or in rancid thug filled gaza.

A thug is a thug is a thug no matter how you dress him.

The author of this New York Times opinion, asinine as it was, is one Gershon Baskin. He can be reached on his website or his FaceBook 

*Please note this is not to take away anything from our thugs (at least they have heart) -trying to deal both  literally and figuratively just applying the term 'thug' in the abstract only.


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