Saturday, July 22, 2006

Stocks and Bombs

From nytimes.com :

"Meanwhile, the Palestinian prime minister, Ismail Haniya, called again for an exchange of Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli corporal, Gilad Shalit, whose capture by Palestinian militants on June 25 touched off the crisis in Gaza. Mr. Haniya said the call for a prisoner swap was “a national Palestinian demand.”"

- It seems even the New York Times believes that the capture of Gilad Shalit was the cause of, and not merely excuse for, the current conflagration. Of course, as the proud U.S. example has shown, justifications for war are entirely mutable and Israel now speaks little of Mr. Shalit, shifting its speeches instead to the need to defend against a "regional threat".

One suggestion for the demanded prisoner exchange: perhaps Mr. Shalit could be exchanged for 15 or so Palestinian prisoners, that being approximately the current value of one Israeli life compared to one non-Israeli life.


1.0 to 0.06


If you're trading in lives and you happen to be a son of Abraham...it's a very good market.

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