Saturday, January 28, 2006

Ends and Means

A new video apparently showing Norman Kember, and the three other hostages captured with him, has been shown on al-Jazeera. It is dated 21st January. This is obviously good news. There is still hope that he will be returned to his family alive and well.

On the subject of kidnapping, and without wishing to imply a direct moral equivalence, here's a report from AlertNet which is worth reading (via). That's just "kidnapping light" of course. No need to worry about the morality of capturing someone's wife to use as "leverage" against them. This is war after all. The ends justify the means. Right?

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