The ‘Swap Prisoner’ as a Readymade
The 'swap prisoner culture. Facts and opinion.
I 'admire' the Israeli jail system, specializing in producing healthy educated terrorist. Samir Kuntar is such a product. Manufactured in 29 years of precision work, he serve as a ’ready made’ graduate prisoners swap candidate, holding a bachelor’s degree in social studies and humanities… for a killer it has certain advantages to know something about humanities..
‘On the shelf Kuntar’
The Kuwaiti newspaper “Al Watan” in an article “Their POW and ours” (by Fouad AlـHashem) tells the tale of such a meticulous production line.
…”Lebanese prisoner, Samir AlـQuntar, spent 29 years in the Israeli prisons. No ears or hands were amputated and no rape was reported to have taken place. Three meals were offered to him on a daily basis and, he was generously, allowed to read newspapers and watch television. He consequently learned Hebrew and joined an Israeli open university as a distant learner.
Published photos of AlـQuntar after his release showed that he enjoyed good health. I”m sure that he is happy to see his mother and his younger brother who was only one year old when AlـQuntar was captured by the Israelis.
Now, he can start a new life. He can go to a restaurant in Barmana area to enjoy delicious meals, smoke shisha and have a toast for the Israelis who treated him better than Saddam Hussein and his Baath party.
AlـQuntar should thank God a lot because Lebanon neighbors Israel and not Iraq ـ a country once ruled by the oppressive Saddam regime. If AlـQuntar had been imprisoned in Iraq, he wouldn”t have returned to his country alive. He would be in a plastic bag like our Kuwaiti POWs.
In 1992, Saddam Hussein and his party killed 600 innocent Kuwait POWs. Although those innocent people didn”t attack Iraq or kill Iraqis, they were tortured in Iraqi prisons. They had to eat stale bread and drink dirty water. Of course they weren”t allowed to join a university in Iraq. No court orders were issued against them. They were simply shot and buried in mass graves in the Iraqi desert.
I’d like to congratulate our brothers on Lebanon on AlـQuntar’’s release and also we would like to express our utter envy for neighboring Israel, see here.”…
So Fouad AlـHashemin, the senior journalist at the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Watan, envy the sentenced for an on life imprisonment in Israel: it is a recipe of longevity and good education. And if you are a premium swap candidate, then the hero reception with fanfares, is the ultimate proof of the manufactured swap product quality.
‘On the shelf Barghouti’
Another on the shelf ‘ready made’ premium swap prisoner is Marwan Barghouti. He live in healthy condition in the Hadarin jail. From inside the jail, he directs a network of directives, distributed openly under the watchful eyes of the Israeli prison warden. If his swapping will pay a good prize to both sides, then Gilad Shalit, the by Hamas abducted Israeli soldier , is considered as a candidate for the swap and Marwan Barghouti a candidate to be the future Palestinian leader, the latter, manufactured with the same prescision tools as Samir Kuntar.