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The Metaphysics of Jailbreaks

July 28th, 2013 - 7:08 pm

If you want another recent example of how that works, have a look at the spectacular escape of two prisoners from a Swiss prison last week.  One, Milan Poparic, was a member of a celebrated group of thieves known as the “Pink Panther Gang.”  The other was a kidnapper.  Here’s the gist of it:

A pair of Poparic’s pals drove two commercial vehicles through the front gate, pushed through barbed wire and set up two ladders over the prison walls–all while firing multiple rounds from automatic weapons to keep the guards at bay.

The plot was perfectly timed.  When Poparic’s accomplices broke into the prison perimeter at 7:35 p.m., the inmates were outside for an exercise break.

No one was injured, authorities said.

And poof!  They’re gone.  Nobody injured, never mind all those multiple rounds from automatic weapons.  For extras, we have two interesting factoids:  Poparic was the third Pink Panther to be sprung since May (!).  And his accomplice had broken out of the same prison a few years earlier.  Swiss security forces are among the best, but the Pink Panthers are very successful, and have plenty of cash to offer helpful people.  And so…one will get you five these were inside jobs.

Don’t you think?  And we’re talking about a country with a reputation for discipline and orderliness, not some wild Middle Eastern outpost with jihadis, militias and the like running around all the time.  The criminals in Iraq and Libya had all the advantages, and their successful breakout shames the local authorities and those who brag about leading with their collective behind from the White House.

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Those who escaped were not dangerous TeaParty extremists,nor Christians.
So, all is well.

Oh, and you forgot the LEGAL jailbreaks...Israel is now freeing terrorists to have the privilege to sit down and discuss about "peace" with... the terrorists' commanders.



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It makes you think. Jails are expensive and corruptible, bullets cheap and final. That Swiss story is instructive. We pretend to jail them and they pretend to break them out. Kind of like the relationship between Wall St. and DC, or our two political parties.
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Why is this jailbreak being regarded as a setback for the United States? Iraq is no longer an American responsibility. Obama made sure of that! If anything, this jailbreak is a strategic blow against Iran, given that Iraq is now a satellite of Iran.

The fact is, events in the Middle East are out of America's control. Not only is there nothing we can do about the jailbreak in Iraq, there is nothing we should do about the jailbreak in Iraq. The people who are going to suffer the most from these escaped prisoners will be the very supporters of Moqtada as-Sadr and Muntazar al-Zaydi who wanted American troops out. They made their bed; they can lie in it.

I would like to think that the United States could stop Iranian provocations. Under a different president, that might be possible. Under this president, it is not possible. I doubt that Obama is even interested in stopping Iran's nuclear ambitions; I think he only makes noises against it to straitjacket Israel and keep it from doing anything to even slow down Iran. It would be easier to imagine pigs flapping their wings in the air than Obama effectively stopping Iran's nuclear weapons program.
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The issue with Iraqi and Pakistani prisons is the very quality of the infrastructure.

The players being detained justify Pelican Bay style containment.

The actual facilities -- per the photos -- are really suitable for petty thieves and town drunks.

37 weeks ago
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Where was Obama? Why isn't he insuring that jails in Libya, Syria, or Switzerland are secure? Just another Obama failure.
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There is one very easy way to make sure there are no further jail breaks. Take no prisoners in the first place. A dead jihadist can't escape.
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All well and good subject on the threats we face . I have just been reading the history of the Rhine river:"The Romans viewed the Rhine as the outermost border of civilization and reason, beyond which were mythical creatures and wild Germanic tribesmen, not far themselves from being beasts of the wilderness they inhabited."
the Problem I believe is this Rhine river today runs out from Wall Street with all the Wild beast ghosts sailing on it being given flesh bodies to rip the world to pieces making humans their slaves and only the coming of Constantine wisdom to unite the three Abraham faiths can the world withstand this demonic attack on our world first by a return to Christian inUSA
37 weeks ago
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footnote
Tear out the Christian root from this nation they do this by their actions because they believe this is a dog eat dog world and the little things that stand in their way crush under their feet .Few boats will be left to lift But they bath in great Nephilm glory of winner they believe in the graveyard of all the losers
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Ya know, way, way, way back in history most crimes were punishable by death. Cruel and unusual the death penalty.

Transportation was a good idea. I hear Picairn Island is still empty. Or the Gobi.
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Dr. Ledeen, thank you.

What leaves me wondering is, what must the background of your intelligent cohort be that would require you to school them in tactics of which an eighth grader would be expert?

No wonder we keep getting rolled.

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my cohort went to the best schools, and grew up in the best neighborhoods. most of them were never forced to defend themselves either on the school bus or on the streets. most of them have never seen an act of violence except on tv or the movie house...nor seen the inside of a prison...it's all kind of metaphysical for them.
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So, you 'went to different schools together!' I thought as much. You bring so much to the table. Stay well!
37 weeks ago
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Those who escaped were not dangerous TeaParty extremists,nor Christians.
So, all is well.

Oh, and you forgot the LEGAL jailbreaks...Israel is now freeing terrorists to have the privilege to sit down and discuss about "peace" with... the terrorists' commanders.



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Of course there are always those who help from the inside, even though many others toil under extremely grave & perilous circumstances. But it is also the case that so MANY outrages occur under the reign of 'The One', one must wonder why this is so.
So when the fish stinks from the head up - via the Commander-in-Chief - the chances of it happening are exponentially higher. Besides, how much disdain has he shown for the military which helps guard these high value prisoners - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/10/another-bullseye-painted-on-the-backs-of-u-s-military-vets-addendum-to-the-hunt-against-vets-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/
As a result, those who 'spontaneously' break out under the command of U.S. contractors, well, it shouldn't be unexpected.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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It makes you think. Jails are expensive and corruptible, bullets cheap and final. That Swiss story is instructive. We pretend to jail them and they pretend to break them out. Kind of like the relationship between Wall St. and DC, or our two political parties.
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