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2006-03-11 Iraq
US hostage found dead in Iraq
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Posted by Steve White 2006-03-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [397 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 condolescences and a dose of f*&king reality
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-11 00:22||   2006-03-11 00:22|| Front Page Top

#2 I don't care what they say or how often they say it, these idiots people are NOT Christians.

NOWHERE did Jesus of Nazareth tell his followers to embrace evil in his name.

I don't know when this guy actually died, but I have no doubt that shortly afterward he was getting an earful. And it wasn't complimentary.
Posted by  Barbara Skolaut"> Barbara Skolaut  2006-03-11 00:33|| http://ariellestjohndesigns.com/page/15bk1/Home_Page.html]">[http://ariellestjohndesigns.com/page/15bk1/Home_Page.html]  2006-03-11 00:33|| Front Page Top

#3 This reminds me of the brown (i.e. grizzly) bear activists that were eaten, while getting a little too close to their habitat. Except, of course, human enemies are a lot more dangerous than grizzly bears.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2006-03-11 00:56|| http://timurileng.blogspot.com]">[http://timurileng.blogspot.com]  2006-03-11 00:56|| Front Page Top

#4 True, Zhang Fei. But at least the grizzlies are animals, whereas the jihadis are

Oh, wait....
Posted by  Barbara Skolaut"> Barbara Skolaut  2006-03-11 00:59|| http://ariellestjohndesigns.com/page/15bk1/Home_Page.html]">[http://ariellestjohndesigns.com/page/15bk1/Home_Page.html]  2006-03-11 00:59|| Front Page Top

#5 To add some infuriating information on this, Tom Fox was probably singled out and killed for being American. The other three westerners are two Canadians, and one Briton, and there is some hope that these three are still alive. They were seen in a recent video, together, but without Tom Fox. The previous videos showed all four together, so this latest vid was an ominous sign that Tom Fox wasn't going to make it.
Posted by Rafael 2006-03-11 01:32||   2006-03-11 01:32|| Front Page Top

#6 was probably singled out and killed

...scratch the word probably...
Posted by Rafael 2006-03-11 01:33||   2006-03-11 01:33|| Front Page Top

#7 Thank you for that infuriating, Rafael. Unfortunately that's reality, though. Yet another girlfriend of mine, on an archeology dig in Turkey from university, learnt to identify herself as Canadian when asked, because it just made things more comfortable. She always claimed to be married, too, for safety. Of course, this was the mid '80s, so perhaps things have changed now...
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-11 03:18||   2006-03-11 03:18|| Front Page Top

#8 brave lions of Islam eh. I'm wondering when the round the world protests by Muslims against this will begin........
Posted by ShepUK 2006-03-11 06:03||   2006-03-11 06:03|| Front Page Top

#9 Shortly after the protests against the Klu Klux Klan by the Moderate 'Mericans wind down, Shep.
Posted by Bobby 2006-03-11 07:32||   2006-03-11 07:32|| Front Page Top

#10 True, Zhang Fei. But at least the grizzlies are animals, whereas the jihadis are

Oh, wait....

I'm preaty sure bears don't kill their own offspring for "family honor", Ms Skolaut
Posted by gromgoru 2006-03-11 07:40||   2006-03-11 07:40|| Front Page Top

#11 Guppies do.
Posted by Fred 2006-03-11 10:22||   2006-03-11 10:22|| Front Page Top

#12 Not sure honor is high on the guppy priority list, but I take your drift Fred.
Posted by lotp 2006-03-11 10:25||   2006-03-11 10:25|| Front Page Top

#13 Ah yes, the noble Guppies of Islam™.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-03-11 10:26||   2006-03-11 10:26|| Front Page Top

#14 Shortly after the protests against the Klu Klux Klan by the Moderate 'Mericans wind down, Shep.

Pardon me?
Posted by Robert Crawford">Robert Crawford  2006-03-11 11:09|| http://www.kloognome.com/]">[http://www.kloognome.com/]  2006-03-11 11:09|| Front Page Top

#15 Shortly after the protests against the Klu Klux Klan by the Moderate 'Mericans wind down, Shep.

Bobby, I don't understand your point. I seem to remember the last few KKK "rallies" that made news were heartily drowned out by moderate (and some not-so-moderate) Americans.
Posted by xbalanke 2006-03-11 12:34||   2006-03-11 12:34|| Front Page Top

#16 When the Jihadis need police protection in dar al Islam to show their faces as the Klan do here we'll talk, Bobby.
Posted by VAMark 2006-03-11 13:04||   2006-03-11 13:04|| Front Page Top

#17 Tho, Fred, how long haf you been obtherving thethe guppie honor killingth ?
Posted by wxjames 2006-03-11 14:20||   2006-03-11 14:20|| Front Page Top

#18 I've been here (at the 'Burg) over a year, and know there are not many who think there ARE any Moderate Muslims. Maybe not.

But just because they're not parading down the street in Dar Es Salaam or Mogaidshu doesn't mean there are not some who find the current violence abhorrent. They would need police protection to protest, wouldn't they, and there'd be a lot who got waxed by the wackos.

The Klan had to be protected by the police in Cicero, Illinois in the 60's, but they didn't need to march to make themselves known or their presence felt in the 40's - just ask ol' Senator Bryd. I never protested the Klan, but I found their actions frightening and disgusting.

I didn't join the counter-protest at Bethesda Naval Hospital a few months ago, although the protesters there also disgust me. I didn't protest when the students were shot at Kent State. Some of you weren't alive then. But I think I am pretty moderate.

Maybe there are a few other moderates out there who find the concept of crowded streets and smelly bodies revolting. Why did I never protest the outrage? I guess I'm too "moderate". Thinking back, the thing that outraged me the most was the way returning vets were treated in the '70's. I might have counter-protested then, but I didn't want to get the tar beat out of me by the "Peaceniks". I suppose I was scared, and believed I had more important things to do.

If I were Muslim, I think I'd be terrified to express my shock and shame and disgust at the Islamofascists, and that's on the east coast of the USA. I'd sure as heck keep my head down in any other country.

We all better hope there are a lot of 'em.
Posted by Bobby 2006-03-11 15:40||   2006-03-11 15:40|| Front Page Top

#19 This guy seems like a good candidate for that Mythical Moderate Muslim :-)
Posted by Rafael 2006-03-11 15:50||   2006-03-11 15:50|| Front Page Top

#20 Of course, this was the mid '80s, so perhaps things have changed now...

Undoubtedly for the better, right? Of course. Someone in Turkey (I'm being delibaterately vague), a non-Muslim, went to a restaurant with a group of his Turkish friends (co-workers, if I remember correctly). Naturally the discussion turned to politics at some point. After voicing his opinion, the Turkish friends jokingly told him to be quiet and that he was lucky they didn't chop his head off. They all had a good laugh...except the non-Muslim. The more things change...
Posted by Rafael 2006-03-11 16:07||   2006-03-11 16:07|| Front Page Top

#21 Just a case of friendly fire.

Tragic, but inevitable.
Posted by badanov 2006-03-11 18:16|| http://www.freefirezone.org/cgi-bin/index.pl]">[http://www.freefirezone.org/cgi-bin/index.pl]  2006-03-11 18:16|| Front Page Top

#22 Kill the American and release the Canadians? My sympathies to pawns everywhere.

God bless America.
Posted by john">john  2006-03-11 18:54||   2006-03-11 18:54|| Front Page Top

#23 If what I've read in other reports is true, they tortured him for a while before killing him. No matter how misguided and/or stupid I might think he was, no one deserves that.

May God have mercy on his soul, and may the ones responsible be found....soon.
Posted by Desert Blondie 2006-03-11 21:27|| http://azjetsetchick.blogspot.com]">[http://azjetsetchick.blogspot.com]  2006-03-11 21:27|| Front Page Top

#24 Hear, hear, DB! While I don't agree with him at all, as a Christian (and believer in this war), I pray for God's mercy on his soul too. No one deserves that sort of treatment.
Posted by BA 2006-03-11 22:39||   2006-03-11 22:39|| Front Page Top

23:55 Zhang Fei
23:55 2b
23:44 Zhang Fei
23:42 trailing wife
23:39 Jules
23:32 phil_b
23:28 trailing wife
23:21 doc
23:16 Zhang Fei
23:13 Bobby
23:12 Sherry
23:02 Anonymoose
22:59 Zhang Fei
22:56 Silentbrick
22:50 trailing wife
22:45 Pappy
22:42 Fred
22:39 BA
22:38 Pappy
22:31 Phil
22:30 Listen To Dogs
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