March 23, 2006

You're Welcome Anyway

Three Christian Peaceniks that were kidnapped and held by terrorists in Iraq were freed today - not through the benevolence of their captors, however. U.S. and British troops risked their own necks in a rescue operation to get them out. A fourth captive had been shot by his kidnappers and dumped in a Baghdad street. The terrorists had threatened the lives of the other three.

But where's the gratitude? Forget about it! In a statement released by the activists' organization, Christian Peacemakers Teams, the rescue by the coalition troops wasn't even so much as acknowledged. Instead, they used the occasion to criticize the forces who saved the sorry asses of their people and give aid and comfort to the scum who kidnapped them in the first place.

"We believe that the illegal occupation of Iraq by Multinational Forces is the root cause of the insecurity which led to this kidnapping and so much pain and suffering in Iraq. The occupation must end."
No. The "root cause" of their kidnapping was their own naive stupidity. Rather than facilitate peace, they make the mission of turning Iraq back over to its citizens all the more difficult by giving the terrorists bargaining chips and helping create situations that increase the danger to both coalition forces and Iraqi citizens.

If someone is idiotic enough to seek out these animals to try and "reason" with them only to be captured and have their lives threatened then their fate should be left to themselves. Let them "negotiate" their own release rather than risk troops who have a job to do.

Posted by: Gary at 09:26 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 So do you think they tortured and killed the American because he was an American or do you think maybe while he was in captivity he realized who the bad guys were? I wonder how these guys feel about their friends torture and murder?

Posted by: The Ugly American at March 23, 2006 11:44 AM (TEE0r)

2 I get the impression that the other three may not have been witness to their colleague's torture and death. Now doubt they experienced a little of the Stockholm Syndrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_Syndrome) while they were being held. I will never understand how people like this can look evil in the face and not see it.

Posted by: Gary at March 23, 2006 01:38 PM (QoxB+)

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