Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Reading My Mind: Deterrence

The always trenchant Yitzhak Laor on "deterrence." And here is some grim reading, a list of young Palestinian prisoners implicated in various atrocities. You read the list and cannot help feel that we are dealing with a kind of historical flood. The young man who caught my eye, for obvious enough reasons, is Ibrahim Hamed, who was charged (though I'm not sure what that means) with the attacks on Moment Cafe and Hebrew University cafeteria. I wonder what his list would look like. And why he was not deterred.