|April 12, 2004|
If you were held hostage by terrorists, would you want your government to
meet their demands to secure your release?
I'd like it but I wouldn't get my hopes up for it.
My heart would of course say yes, but my head say it would be a regrettable action.
No. But I'd want my government to punish the terrorists even if I died with them.
Depends on the demands and on how I was being treated, I guess.
Sure. I'd like to survive.
Of course I'd want it if I were personally affected, but objectively I don't think it is a useful policy.
Cave into Terrorists? Of course not. In an Ideal World, I'd prefer to choose the belief that I would die for, but if fate decrees I'm to die fighting terrorism, sobeit.
I'm sure the survival instinct in me would want this, but if the demands were totally unreasonable (ie:deaths of many others) I would probably rather just be the sacrificial lamb...and hope that I wasn't tortured!
Selfishly, yes, I would. I'd feel even more strongly if it were my family members being held hostage.
Absolutely not...we do not negotiate with terrorists...period.