Thursday, January 26, 2006

Altruism and Espionage

About two weeks ago, I meant to post about the Iraqi truck driver in Indiana who tried to sell secrets to Saddam Hussein's Iraq. It's unclear what exactly Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban thought he knew, but he was prepared to make Hussein's regime pay $5 million to find out. Gateway Pundit has been all over this, so I'll direct you there for details. What caught my eye was the first article I read: Tape: Suspect hoped to stop war

Now, I doubt that was his real motivation. Certainly, if he had anything at all, it would've resulted in more soldiers dying. He says he hoped to "level the playing field" for Iraq by selling U.S. secrets, he was so concerned for Iraqis and American soldiers.

Hmmm... it's not fair to the rest of the world that the U.S. has such and overwhelming tactical and strategic advantage, so if the "playing field" is "leveled," the U.S. will change its mind and not go to war. This is the sort of logic one would expect from a five-year-old, yet we get it from the left in this country and the international "community". This view of "fairness" makes everyone equal, all right. Equally disadvantaged.

Anyway, philosophy aside, he's been convicted thanks to the Patriot Act. Have a look at the screwball saga at Gateway Pundit.

More: Gateway Pundit: Trial Begins for Indiana Truck Driving Saddam Hussein Spy

Gateway Pundit: Trial of Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban or "Joe Brown" Heats Up


Blogger NEO, SOC bloody well said...

I say let me 'level his praying field'. This moron needs to be one of those human shields our troops decide to use in the war. That's correctly leveling the playing field. While we're at it; lets use the liberal-facists in this country as shields. The only benefit from this is that the terrorist won't hestitate to blow away our shields (hmmmm, that sounds good!)

27 January, 2006 11:23  

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