The Hostage Business - By NICHOLAS SCHMIDLEFROM THE ARTICLE:
Kidnapping in the developing world is a grim byproduct of globalization, and a shadowy ransom industry has grown to protect and retrieve the victims. Above, rebels in Nigeria have used kidnapping to disrupt oil production.
THE KIDNAPPING-AND-ransom-insurance industry thrives in a morally ambiguous space. But what is the alternative? “Fire insurance has been known to stimulate arson, and life-insurance policies have led to quite a few homicides, too,” said Thomas Hargrove, an American held for 11 months in 1994-5 by Colombian guerrillas and whose story inspired the making of the 2000 film “Proof of Life.” “Are you going to quit taking out life insurance and fire insurance?”THE ARTICLE LIES BY DELIBERATE OMISSIONS:
Even kidnappers seem cognizant of their ethical compromises. Ransoms may perpetuate the consulting business, but kidnappers are the ones who decide whether abducting people remains a viable trade. In late August, I reached Mujahid Dokubo-Asari on the phone shortly after he fled Nigeria for Benin. He was among the first militants to take up arms in the Niger Delta. His arrest in 2005, and subsequent demands by other militants for his release, fostered the creation of MEND.
- THERE ARE 3804 WORDS IN THE ARTICLE.
- THE WORD MUSLIM DOESN'T APPEAR IN THE ARTICLE - NOT ONCE.
- NOR DOES THE WORD COMMUNIST.
- TERRORIST APPEARS TWICE. AL QAEDA AND TALIBAN IN PASSING.
- COLOMBIA IS MENTIONED IN PASSING, BUT FARC ISN'T MENTIONED ONCE; THEY'VE KIDNAPPED A THOUSAND PEOPLE. (FARC IS A COMMUNIST TERRORIST ORGANIZATION SUPPORTED BY CHAVEZ AND SEVERAL PROMINENT DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS.)
THERE ARE LOTS IN THE PHILIPPINES - BY MUSLIMS.
AND - DESPITE THE NYTIMES CLAIM THAT THESE KIDNAPPINGS ARE AN OUTGROWTH OF RECENT AND EVIL GLOBALIZATION, KIDNAPPINGS ARE NOT NEW TO MUSLIMS: THEY'VE BEEN AT IT FROM THE VERY START, SINCE MOHAMMED'S TIME.
- TEDDY ROOSEVELT DEALT WITH THE PROBLEM EFFECTIVELY: HE DISPATCHED THE MARINES.
THE NYTIMES REPORTING ON THIS IS ABOUT AS TRUTHFUL AND THOROUGH AS THEIR REPORTING ON STALIN'S GENOCIDE AGAINST UKRAINE, CLIMATEGATE, AND JOHN BRODNIAK.
IOW: THEY LIE, DISTORT AND PROPAGANDIZE.
THE NYTIMES IN NO LONGER A NEWSPAPER; IT'S A DISINFORMATION ORGAN OF THE LEFT.
IT USED TO BE ONE-HALF ADS AND THE OTHER HALF LIES.
NOW - DUE TO THEIR DECLINING IMPORTANCE AND REDUCED ANOUNT OF ADS - IT'S 3/4 LIES.
THEY ARE LEFTIST SCUM.