The title pretty well says it; there is no use trying to conceal my disgust. Freeing one thousand genocidal murderers in return for one Israeli is not a good deal.First and foremost, you get more of what you reward and less of what you punish. Freeing capture terrorists is an incitement to terrorism. It gives them another opportunity to torment and kill Jews and other innocent people. Yes, I recognize the fact that Schalit is worth millions of zombies. The answer is to kill a million zombies while demanding his immediate release; not to send one thousand back to the battlefield. How many shootings, rocket & mortar attacks, suicide bombings, rock attacks and vehicular assaults is Schalit's return worth? I doubt that his parents can see that price tag. Surely the media and the politicians will never acknowledge it. Yet Israel will pay in blood, both in the short and long terms. As each of those zombies is welcomed as a conquering hero, with schools, streets, parks and events named after them and other tributes, the enemy will gain great psychological advantage. There is a difference between living to kill and killing to live. Too many people are unable to comprehend the difference. Crack open your Qur'an and read Sural Al-Anfal 67.
8:67. It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allâh desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
So I brought them, driving them along. Among them was a woman from Banu Fazara. She was wearing a leather coat. With her was her daughter who was one of the prettiest girls in Arabia. I drove them along until I brought them to Abu Bakr who bestowed that girl upon me as a prize. So we arrived in Medina. I had not yet disrobed her when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) met me in the street and said: Give me that girl, O Salama. I said: Messenger of Allah, she has fascinated me. I had not yet disrobed her. When on the next day. the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ag;tin met me in the street, he said: O Salama, give me that girl, may God bless your father. I said: She is for you. Messenger of Allah! By Allah. I have not yet disrobed her. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent her to the people of Mecca, and surrendered her as ransom for a number of Muslims who had been kept as prisoners at Mecca.
What was the narrator planning to do to that woman? What was more important to Moe? Taking captives for ransom is part of their tactical manual. The obvious solution is to quit taking prisoners. When you capture zombies, send them directly to Hell, where they belong. The captivity of Schalit and death of his colleagues is a consequence of failure to comprehend and counter the enemy's tactics. Sending a small force when a large force is required is penny wise and pound foolish. When they plant bombs along the fence, send in air cover to find their locations and cut them off from escape and reinforcement. When you send in the patrol to defuse the bombs, give them plenty of cover and backup. Consider the happy homecoming: what if Schalit comes back in a box? How can you face the families of murdered Jews in that case? How will you face the survivors of the victims of ensuing attacks? You should never place yourself in that position.