The DHS Immigration Trial of Mosab Hassan Yousef: Blunder or Strategy?
The New Media is afire following announcement of the DHS immigration trial of Mosab Hassan Yousef, author of Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices.
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Maggie of Maggie’s Notebook, the Lonely Conservative and Bob Belvedere of The Camp of the Saints have launched:
Save Mosab Yousef: Help Him Stay In The U.S. – where you will find background information on the story.
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Why the trial?
We learn from Sun Tzu, early in his Art of War, to pay your spies well. There are many valid reasons to treat spies and agents favorably. The attitude of DHS towards Mosab Hassan Yousef is the exact reverse of Sun Tzu’s wisdom. It is far worse than the betrayal of Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean by George W. Bush, as deportation to West Bank or Gaza will most assuredly cost Yousef his life.
This action is no mere illustration of DHS incompetence or Big Sis’ ignorance of the consequences. Rather it is strategic. It is dangerous.
What strategy? To suggest to the Arab and Islamic world that we “are being fair and balanced” by presuming Yousef’s safety in West Bank?
It is plainly obvious DHS hostility sends a message to our agents, potential converts and walk-ins everywhere that to serve the interests of Western security is a fool’s game. They know this. The real question is why they are ignoring it.
… and for a beer, I will tell you what I think is the answer.
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