Thursday, March 23, 2006

Kember rescue

Could this be any more embarrassing for the peace activists?
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. and British troops Thursday freed three Christian peace activists in rural Iraq without firing a shot, ending a four-month hostage drama in which an American among the group was shot to death and dumped on a Baghdad street.

Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, the U.S. military spokesman, said the hostages were being held by a ``kidnapping cell,'' and the operation to free the captives was based on information from a man captured by U.S. forces only three hours earlier.
I wonder if the Americans got the info during a damn good interrogation. Heh.

One thing seems likely - the soldiers involved won't get any thanks from Kember's Christian Peacemakers. I've just heard one spokeswoman on the radio say they hadn't wanted troops to intervene. Hopefully next time they won't bother.


Blogger Clematis Fraud said...

I guess the troops could always hand him back?

Nah. That would be a touch harsh.

Flippin' busy this week. Am itching to post lots of insulting filth about Gordon Brown :-)

4:00 pm  
Blogger Theo Spark said...

They hate the military until their ass is in a sling!

4:04 pm  
Anonymous JuliaM said...

Just read the reports in the 'Express' & 'Metro' (free paper).

Not one single expression of gratitude from the hostages, their families, or their 'spokespersons'. The only commendations for the troops come from Reid (and that's his bloody job, after all!).

Best bit? Their statement offering their regret at the 'death' of their fellow captive. Shouldn't the word be 'murder'....?

Sadly, I think I agree with the 'hand 'em back' comment!

8:20 am  
Anonymous Maggie said...

Yes send the silly old fools back...what did they achieve in Iraq anyway - are they totally stupid...Muslims hate Christians so they weren't welcome anyway. Good thing no SAS soldier was killed. Don't you just hate it too when their stupid, holier than thou faces appear all over the media.

9:16 am  

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