Thursday, September 22, 2011

I wish this would work for Shalit

“Fattal and Bauer were released earlier Wednesday on bail of $500,000 each and their sentences for spying convictions were commuted, Iran's judiciary said, according to government-run Press TV. The departure of the two from Iran effectively meant the bail money will be forfeited and kept by Iran.”

I was delighted and relieved to hear that these young men were finally freed. I only wish that $500,000 “bail” would be enough to secure the release of Gilad Shalit. Fat chance. Israel can’t even buy Shalit’s freedom--assuming that he's still alive--no matter how much the Palestinians cry poverty. And, given the fact that the last proof that Shalit was alive dates back almost two years, I’m sorry to say that I no longer assume that he's still alive. :( So much for Pidyon Shvuyim.


Anonymous TOTJ Steve said...

To state the obvious, it can't be "bail" if their sentences were commuted, since that means your full sentence has been served. "Bail" is a security to assure appearances pending trial or after conviction.

This was ransom, pure and simple.

Thu Sep 22, 04:29:00 PM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...


Thu Sep 22, 05:45:00 PM 2011  

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