July 11, 2006

Ralph Peters: Make every terrorist mission a suicide mission

I've always liked this guy.

Ralph Peters: Kill, Don't Capture; How to Solve Our Prisoner Problem

Violent Islamist extremists must be killed on the battlefield. Only in the rarest cases should they be taken prisoner. Few have serious intelligence value. And, once captured, there's no way to dispose of them.

Consider today's norm: A terrorist in civilian clothes can explode an IED, killing and maiming American troops or innocent civilians, then demand humane treatment if captured - and the media will step in as his champion. A disguised insurgent can shoot his rockets, throw his grenades, empty his magazines, kill and wound our troops, then, out of ammo, raise his hands and demand three hots and a cot while he invents tales of abuse.

Isn't it time we gave our critics what they're asking for? Let's solve the "unjust" imprisonment problem, once and for all. No more Guantanamos! Every terrorist mission should be a suicide mission. With our help.

[...] This isn't an argument for a murderous rampage, but its opposite. We must kill our enemies with discrimination. But we do need to kill them. A corpse is a corpse: The media's rage dissipates with the stench. But an imprisoned terrorist is a strategic liability.

A good read.

Related: U.S. will give detainees Geneva rights

[...] all detainees at Guantanamo Bay and in U.S. military custody everywhere are entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions.
The rest of the article is a jumbled mess, with Snow saying something about the Supreme Court decision being "complex" so everything is not cut and dry. Whatever.

No quarter for jihadi.

Posted by Kyer at July 11, 2006 12:38 PM | TrackBack