Sometimes there's no choice
For those of you who have been following the story of Ben Zygier, the Australian immigrant Mossad agent, who committed suicide in an Israeli prison in 2010, and whose story just came to light this week, this
might help you to keep perspective.
Even the greatest democracy on earth has Prisoner
Xs: In the war on terror that the Americans have been waging since the attack on
the Twin Towers, there are terrorists, mainly from al-Qaida, who were arrested
in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. They are taken on airplanes in the middle of
the night, and flown to what the CIA calls “black sites” – outside US territory
and legal jurisdiction – which are detention and interrogation centers, where
torture is sometimes used. No one knows where they are or what exactly takes
Read the whole thing
. What bothers me - and I suspect many others as well - most about this case, is how a young man goes from being an idealist to (apparently) betraying his country.
Labels: Australia, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, Mossad