Of all the killings that is going on in the Middle East, and with daily news of Israeli killing of Palestinians, Human Rights Watch-Lebanon issued a most outrageous statement about the death penalty in Lebanon. If the statement spoke against the death penalty in principle, I would have understood and not offered a comment. But the outrageous statement actually specifically calls on the Lebanese government to not apply the death penalty against Israeli spies/terrorists. What else does Human Rights Watch want? That the Lebanese government offers medals to convicted Israeli spies/terrorists?? Oh, also: was this statement good for your fund raising in the US? I bet it was. I bet it was.
PS And how does Human Rights Watch feel if Lebanon were to resort to Israeli style, death penalty without trial--also known as "targeted killing"?