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As of now the United
States does not negotiate with terrorist. In a way I understand why they don’t. It’s because if one terrorist does it and gets away with it. Then we will have total kais. I can understand all of this. But what I do not understand is
what they tell the family? I mean how do you tell a family member, “Oh
we don’t negotiate with terrorist, your family member is in the hands of God right now.”
Put it this way,
if it was your family member you would do anything and everything in your power to save their life. But the department of defense doesn’t see it that way, they see it as a weakness that could turn
into a disaster. But the way I see it, a persons life is very important, at least
to another family member. What would you say if someone was held hostage, and
there was something you could do to save them, yet you did nothing, and the hostage died because you didn’t even make
an effort? Could you live with that on your conscience knowing you did nothing? I know I couldn’t.
In my opinion
every persons life is very important. So why don’t we treat them as if
it were our own. By doing everything in our power to save their lives. As if we were trying to save our own, or a loved one. Even
if we were to kidnap one of the terrorist in return for the hostage’s life. In
most cases two wrongs don’t make a right. But when a persons life is in
danger, we can make an accept ion, at least I think so. Because if terrorist
catch on that they can just take a life of an American, and the United States does nothing about it, then they will keep doing
it. Knowing that they can get away with it Scott free.
Either way it’s a lose lose situation, why not at least
try and save a person life in the process. I figure if we are going to lose something
anyway, why not save a life in the process. But at the same time I can see how
it would give the United States a weakness towards terrorist, but I cant help how I feel about a persons life
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has become a major problem in the United States since the whole 9/11 incident. I’m glad that there are more necessary precautions being taken to ensure the safety of our fellow
Americans. But what precautions do we have for Americans being held hostage,
and terrorist asking for a ransom? We don’t have any. It’s just a simple NO! We just do not negotiate with
It’s easy to just say no when it’s not a loved
one that is being held hostage. But put this into consideration, if it was your
husband, or father being held hostage. What extents would you go to, to see your
father safe again? We would do anything and everything possible, whether it is
legal or illegal. It’s hard to keep your personal feeling set aside so
that they don’t interfere with your actions. But if it was a loved one,
nobody or nothing would be able to stop you from saving their life, they would have to put you in jail or kill you. But we should at least make an effort to save their life, take one of them hostage. I know that two wrongs don’t make a right, but in this case it can’t get any righter.
People may think that by negotiating with terrorist it
makes our country weaker. And it may. But
how strong are we if we do nothing to save a hostage’s life? If we were
to give in to terrorist and actually negotiate with them, then more terrorist will take hostages and we will have chaos. So in a way I can see why we don’t negotiate.
But still, a person’s life is more important, and at least should be considered.
I mean, could you live with yourself knowing that you could have done something to save a persons life, and know you
did nothing, nothing at all. Would you like to live with that on your conscience
for the rest of your life?
I’m not meaning to change the world’s opinion; I’m just letting the world know my opinion. Every person is of the up most importance to our nation. Why
not show them our gratitude if they were to ever be held hostage by negotiating with terrorist