July 26, 2007

Another Korean Hostage Deadline

The Taliban have set yet another deadline before they murder 22 South Korean hostages in Afghanistan. From the Taliban's website:

The deputy interior minister asked us to give them extra time until tomorrow [3:30 EDT] to be able to handle the issue. The Taliban leading council decided to give them time until tomorrow (Friday) noon [local time].

We want again from Korean government, public and parliament to pressurize Afghan government to do something about Korean fate.

Isn't that the central dilemma any time hostages are taken? Giving in to the kidnappers' demands saves the lives of these hostages, but only means that more hostages will be taken, and possibly more lives lost.

See Dub posted this prayer. I think it's appropriate, slightly modified:

ALMIGHTY God, the supreme Governor of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful to those who truly repent; Save and deliver [them], we humbly beseech thee, from the hands of our enemies; that [they], being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore from all perils, to glorify thee, who art the only giver of all victory; through the merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:44 PM | Comments |