McClatchy’s Jerusalem Head: Kickin’ It With a Child Killer
I’ve never seen a better demonstration of the mainstream media’s collusion with terrorists and murderers than this post at the blog of McClatchy Newspapers Jerusalem bureau chief Dion Nissenbaum: Kickin’ it with Samir Kuntar.
What the hell is wrong with these people?
Samir Kuntar is sitting under a photo of himself standing next to Hassan Nasrallah and telling friends that he almost didn’t come home.
As Israel was getting ready to free Kuntar last Wednesday, the Lebanese militant told guards that he didn’t want to walk to freedom in a prison uniform.
When the Israeli guards refused, Kuntar said he told them to call off the deal.
“I’ve kept my dignity for 30 years,” Kuntar said he told his jailers, “I’m not going to give it up in the last half hour.”
The standoff lasted until the guards called their superiors, who eventually agreed to let Kuntar go free in civilian clothes.
Once free after nearly 30 years, Kuntar traded the civilian clothes for military fatigues and delivered a defiant threat to return to his militant mission.
In Israel, Kuntar is seen as an unrepentant child killer.
Here in his Druze village in the cool pine mountains outside Beirut, he is a hero.
“When he was little, he used to be humble with the spirit of a fighter,” said a woman who works at the corner market near Kuntar’s family home. “When he came out, he was the same way. He fought for his cause. He was patriotic.”