Abu Sayyaf Kidnappers

Find them, annihilate them, says today’s Philstar editorial. Now that the Abu Sayyaf kidnappers are without hostages for bargaining chips, the time to take action is now, now, now. Otherwise they will find further opportunity to kidnap more Filipinos and foreigners, starting yet another hostage crisis. ASAP.

(Right. Not very likely. Not with AFP goons ostensibly getting a cut of the ransom. And even if they weren’t, how many days of bureaucracy will it take them to start moving? A week? A month? Bah.)