Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Yemen Releases 170 Al-Qaeda Suspects

The headline reads "170 Al Qaeda Suspects Released in Yemen" which isn't a real shock when you consider that Al Qaeda has announced that it has made Yemen it's middle-east base of operations... and the central government has very little control of the actual country.

What really drew my ire and utter shock was this snip...
"The men were freed Friday and Saturday after signing pledges not to engage in terrorism — a strategy the Yemeni government has often used with those suspected of fighting in militant causes abroad. Local tribal leaders are also expected to guarantee the good behavior of the released."

... which I found to be absolutely ridiculous. Suspected terrorists were released because they signed a paper that says they won't do bad things like kill people?

That didn't even work for me back in grade school, and I was only in trouble for talking in class! These animals are suspected terrorists, which I admit has the word "suspect" in it... but unless Yemen is in the business of arresting random people, I figure has some truth to it.

Shame upon the house of the idiot(s) who thought this one up.

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