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#1 "told authorities he was on his way to the neighbouring Gaza Strip"?
Retired officer of what?
Posted by tipover 2013-10-14 00:13||
#2 Another fine example of professional journalism. This article is full of nothing. Its a pile of .....questions not answers. Even the facts are pointing in various directions. An American...in the middle of border Sinai...yeah? Picked up on the Egyptian side, canned since August. Embassy "visited" him last week. Brought him twinkys and told him to hang in there. Tells us jack zip. Then the guy hangs himself. The old turkey climbs in some Ismailiyeh toilet ( who cares how its spelled ) and hangs himself.
What was he doing there in the first place, taking pictures of the camels and the rocks? Something meaningful ? Please.
And he was going to go to the scenic Gaza Strip? Not a good vacation move just to begin with. Like I say, a very praiseworthy piece of "journalism."
Posted by Spereting Tingle4064 2013-10-14 05:03||
James Lunn, an American arrested after a car bombing in northern Sinai in August, was found dead in an Egyptian jail Sunday. Lunn was arrested Aug. 27 during "combing operations" following a car bombing outside a police station in the turbulent northern region of Sinai, according to a statement from Egyptian officials.
The statement said a computer and maps of "important installations" were found in his possession, but did not identify the facilities. Lunn was was remanded into police custody and had been remanded again for 30 days by a court on Saturday, according to the News Agency that Shall Not Be Named.
A spokesman for the ministry, Gen. Hany Abdel Lateef, said in a phone call on Sunday that Mr. Lunn had admitted during questioning that he had been on his way to the Gaza Strip, where he planned to meet with members of Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that rules the territory.
"He confessed that he was on his way to Gaza to stay with Hamas and discuss certain things with them," General Abdel Lateef said. The statement from the prosecutor general, Hisham Barakat, said that Mr. Lunn had been found with a "modern electronic device" that the authorities were examining, without specifying further.
"Electronic device"... kinda what the 'Suez spy swan' was wearing.
Amazing what you can find when you dig around.
Posted by Pappy 2013-10-14 11:04||
#5 It doesn't seem to me that the world will miss him.
Posted by gorb 2013-10-14 11:21||
#6 Will his survivor benefits be impacted ?
Posted by Besoeker 2013-10-14 11:23||
#7 no doubt he'll still vote a couple times next election
Posted by Frank G 2013-10-14 14:26||
#8 Are we sure the two different names are the result of transcription/translation errors?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-10-14 18:36||
#9 "Then the Genie appeared. For his first wish he said 'I'd like to hung, really hung...'"
Posted by Frank G 2013-10-14 18:39||
#10 Are we sure the two different names are the result of transcription/translation errors?
100%? No. Any bureaucracy is fallible.
Posted by Pappy 2013-10-14 20:24||