Monday, March 07, 2005

Economic ignorance gets people killed

You would expect a better understanding of supply and demand from the richest capitalist in Italy. But, then again, we are talking about a country where the Communist Party is still a driving force in politics and opinions.

Speaking of Communist amoral bloodsuckers, everyone knows the story behind
Giuliana Sgrena, 'reporter' and general all around apologist for genocidal evil (as long as it is done "for the people") everywhere, for the Communist daily Il Manifesto,

Well, the story is coming out that her freedom was bought with cash by her government through people better than herself, and bought by a life of a person better than herself,
Nicola Calipari.

There were conflicting reports on the extent to which Italian authorities had informed their American counterparts about the operation, in which a reported $6 million was paid for the journalist's release.

Mr. Berlusconi won plaudits last year when Mr. Calipari obtained the release of two young volunteers kidnapped in Iraq known as the two Simonas, also through payment of a multimillion-dollar ransom.
OK class, lets go back to ECON 101. If a product can gain substantial profit through the marketplace, there will be entrepreneurs out there that will trade in that product. If there is not a market for a product, no one will attempt to trade in it.

There is a reason we do not negotiate with, or support the negotiation with terrorists. Not only are you feeding (with cash) the monster that wants to devour you; you are creating a marketplace for the kidnapping of your people, putting everyone in greater danger. When you buy back a hostage, you endanger many more. Short term feel-good-ism vs. long-term safety.

The bad thing is that the life of a good and honorable man was expended to rescue a Communist propagandist that has nothing but contempt for men such as the one that secured her life. As a matter of fact, if Sgrena and her ilk had their way, everyone that worked with and was associated with Mr. Calipari would be put up against the wall and shot. Mr. Calipari knew that but did his job, as all professionals would. He was failed by his Chain-of-Command. Rest in peace Mr. Calipari.

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