November 29, 2005
— Ace The peace group to which the four kidnapped westerners announces on its website:
CPT does not advocate the use of violent force to save lives of its workers should they be kidnapped, held hostage, or caught in the middle of a conflict situation.
In related news, my local 7-11 has a sign announcing, "Warning: Safe contains a hell of a lot more than $50, the cashier definitely does know the combination (and don't let her tell you otherwise!), and incidentally has a hell of a body on her to boot."
Or at least it used to have that sign. After every single item was looted from it, the place was bought for dimes on the dollar by a guy who put up this sign:
May not look like much, but at least he's still in business.
Posted by: yls at November 29, 2005 06:19 PM (DaAnj)
Brings to mind the excellent essay about sheep, wolves and sheepdogs.
Posted by: Scott Free at November 29, 2005 06:22 PM (64hjG)
Posted by: USCitizen at November 29, 2005 06:31 PM (ZpAjQ)
Posted by: Monty at November 29, 2005 06:32 PM (djE5R)
And if I'm holding Monty's hand and cuddling with him when that happens, I'm OK with that.
Posted by: Michael at November 29, 2005 06:39 PM (pRtzm)
Posted by: MH at November 29, 2005 06:54 PM (VXchI)
No anger for the terrorists? Why am I not surprised.
Then there's this bit of irony about one of the captives.
Mr. Fox has been faithful in the observance of Quaker practice for 22 years. While in Iraq, he sought a more complete understanding of Islamic cultural richness.
Good luck with that.
You know, there's real evil and there's the make-believe "America is turning into a fascist state under Chimperor Bush "evil that leftists like to get all worked up about.
The sad thing is that they can't tell the difference even when one of their own is about to get a first-hand education on the difference.
Posted by: The Warden at November 29, 2005 07:39 PM (Zxtyv)
Back to Ace's post about the battered wife.
Hubby (terrorists) wouldn't beat me (peaceniks) if we just understood them, and made a f0cking pot roast every once in a goddamm while, WOULD THAT BE SO F0CKING HARD?
sorry, got off on a rant there.
Posted by: SENTINEL at November 30, 2005 12:48 AM (6OibN)
This probably is an urban legend. But its lesson is cold, hard fact: if you bare your throat to a predator, nine times out of ten the predator will rip it out.
Posted by: Brown Line at November 30, 2005 03:01 AM (eN/GB)
These peaceniks will be returned unharmed after a ransom, I'm betting. I suspect they were swiped by run-of-the-mill thugs rather than bona fide jihadis.
Posted by: spongeworthy at November 30, 2005 03:54 AM (uSomN)
Interesting thought sponge... the MSM spin has been "insurgents are back to kidnapping".. assuming for the moment it is in fact an uptick,
I wonder if it's a fundraising drive?
Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 30, 2005 04:38 AM (pzen5)
Hmmm... Anyone else smelling "staged" here?
Posted by: OregonMuse at November 30, 2005 04:57 AM (D9Ebv)
Belong, belongs in there somewhere, I think.
Posted by: right at November 30, 2005 05:26 AM (trxtn)
I was going to say that.
Now all I have is a bitter joke, a la Andrew Dice Clay:
Guy: "All I wanted was to seek a more complete understanding of Islamic cultural richnes!"
Jihadi: "You got the bonus plan, baby! OH!"
Posted by: Zorachus at November 30, 2005 06:05 AM (yJ5ul)
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