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Yassin

This, by the way, seems to be the majority view among my emailers:

Jonah,

I can’t put my finger on it but the whole strategy question surrounding the killing of Yassin seems odd (never mind the “you win by winning” argument which would draw laughs even in a bong induced high). Aren’t those considerations subordinate to the simpler question of the penalty for the crime? I can’t imagine the Justice Dept contemplating the relative strength of his replacements, whether the organization will be stronger, before they try to capture and prosecute a John Gotti type.

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