New Video: Peace Activists Threatened With Death
UPDATE: We have the video. Links and transcript here.UPDATE: Confirmed by MSM sources. We are working on obtaining the raw video. According to Matt Drudge, Al Jazeera has broadcast a video which purportedly threatens the life of four Western peace activists in Iraq. The names of the four activists are American Thomas Fox--who is also a blogger, Canadians Harmeet Singh Sooden and James Loney, and British citizen Norman Kember. The Jawa Report was the first media outlet to reveal the names of the hostages. Because of the many similarities between the kidnapping of anti-American journalist Guliana Sgrena, it has been widely speculated that the terror organization never planned to kill the hostages, but are using the four peace activists as tools to drum up antiwar sentiment. However, because the orignial hostage video was first released on a website (contrary to media reports that al Jazeera first released the video) that belonged to a known terrorist organization the threat may very well be real. The Jawa Report will post images and links to the video as soon as they are available. UPDATE: Ian at the Political Teen has the al Jazeera video and has it posted here as does Bareknucklepolitics. Both are of a CTV report, and the latter has audio. We are still working on getting the original video before it went through the al Jazeera editing process. Breitbart:
Al-Jazeera television broadcast a videotape Friday in which kidnappers of four Christian peace activists threatened to kill their hostages unless all prisoners in U.S. and Iraqi detention centers are released. The kidnappers gave the two governments until Dec. 8 to meet their demands, Al-Jazeera quoted a statement delivered with the tape as saying.... All four appeared frightened. The Canadians were shown eating from plates of what appeared to be Arabic sweets. In a second clip, the British and American hostages were shown to talking to the camera but no audio was transmitted. The two were calling on the U.S. and British governments to withdraw from Iraq, Al-Jazeera reported, quoting a statement from the kidnappers, who earlier identified themselves as the Swords of Righteousness Brigade.Yes, very much like the Sgrena video indeed. Developing.... More links at Pajama Media and in trackbacks below. Please send tips to mypetjawa-at-gmail-dot-com and feel free to drop links to related stories in comments section.
That along with the fact they did not execute them in the time they held them. I'm not sure if it's my mind playing tricks but the execution of Eugene Armstrong and Jack Hensley wasn't very long after their capture.
Posted by: dave at December 02, 2005 03:26 PM
Posted by: jummy at December 02, 2005 03:33 PM
Because certain groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has called for their release, I am still hopeful that it will happen. We shall see.
Posted by: jesusland joe at December 02, 2005 03:47 PM
The insurgents and jihadists are not playing to the western
media or audience.
They a playing to a middle-eastern islamic audience.
Difference rules and values apply!
The CPT and others better realize that - in Iraq they ARE NOT SEEN as anti-american pacifists and allies - they are seen as WESTERN INFIDELS AND INVADERS! AND FEAR AND TERROR DOES WORK WITH SOME!
Fortunately (odd thing for me to say), very few of the left and groups similar to CPT are in Iraq. (they apparently got the memo). They are here doing their thing from the comfort and safety of Western democracies.
Oddly too - hondo is on duty with many to provide for their (and everyone's) safety. Think they will sent me a Christmas card and say thank you?
Not likely - but I'm cool with that.
Posted by: hondo at December 02, 2005 03:48 PM
Posted by: jesusland joe at December 02, 2005 03:53 PM
Posted by: Graeme at December 02, 2005 04:04 PM
Posted by: hondo at December 02, 2005 04:22 PM
That request sounds familiar. Oh yeah, I have a kid in college.
Posted by: jesusland joe at December 02, 2005 04:44 PM
I have plans tonight and so won't be around much. If you find any interesting links regarding this case, please feel free to drop them in the comments section.
Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at December 02, 2005 04:47 PM
p.s.tbn was forced to rehire him after e-mails etread tony blankleys book!!
Posted by: tom at December 02, 2005 05:40 PM
Posted by: Agent Smith at December 02, 2005 06:09 PM
Posted by: Rob at December 02, 2005 06:48 PM
Posted by: dave at December 02, 2005 07:42 PM
Posted by: greyrooster at December 02, 2005 07:44 PM
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at December 02, 2005 08:20 PM
Posted by: dave at December 02, 2005 09:02 PM
Posted by: Agent Smith at December 02, 2005 10:50 PM
Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at December 03, 2005 12:30 AM
Posted by: Agent Smith at December 03, 2005 04:01 AM
"lawlessness"? It's called a war, an insurgency, terrorism, guerrilla war, etc.
These aren't common criminals stealing purses in case you haven't notice.
Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at December 03, 2005 10:27 AM
The only people under U.S. control are the Iraqi Army, who were led by Special Forces in recent Anbar battles.
Posted by: Agent Smith at December 03, 2005 06:16 PM
Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at December 03, 2005 06:54 PM
Agent Brown says that historically, America has defined troublesome places in terms of "triangles". Hence, the historic triangles in Korea and Vietnam. Two points would just be a line and four points gets too complicated because the shape is inherently unstable. It could shift and become a parallellogram to feared by all square bashers.
Agent Jones says that if three troublesome points cannot be found by America, America will create them, as trouble always comes in threes, like Airline crashes. Hence, the Axis of Evil lumped two arch-enemies, Iran and Iraq plus lunatic Kim Jong Il. By creating the bonds between the enemies, America gets to fight them all as if they were one big enemy.
Posted by: Agent Smith at December 03, 2005 07:54 PM
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Posted by: greyrooster at December 05, 2005 06:27 PM
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