Sin is wicked, but when recognized as sin, man can repent, seek and receive redemption. But if the worldview fails to recognize sin for what it is, or worse, celebrates the sin as some form of grotesque virtue, repentance is not sought and redemption is lost. Even more concerning, this worldview does not limit itself to a solitary sin which hurts the perpetrator alone. Instead, it eagerly embraces and encourages a multitude of other sins which visit their wicked results upon others. ( Roman Catholic Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk of Kharkiv-Zaporizha)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Intelligence vs Miranda For Terrorists

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey (who was the Judge in the trial of the Blind Sheik for the 1993 bombing of The World Trade Center) wrote a column yesterday in the Wall Street Journal entitled: How a Bagram Detainee Foiled the Euro Terror Plot.

In it he continues his crusade against the handling of captured terrorists (especially those caught here in the U.S.) as criminals rather than enemy combatants and intelligence assets.

Detaining terrorist conspirators for intelligence-gathering purposes—wholly apart from whatever they may be charged with planning or doing—does not appear to be an option for this administration, certainly not if they are apprehended in this country while seeking to detonate a bomb in an airplane over Detroit or in an SUV near Times Square. Those who joined the orgy of self-congratulation after this week's sentencing of Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad might, when they sober up, consider what we did not find out about who sent him and who else may be on the way— because Shahzad was valued more as a defendant than as an intelligence source.