I guess they didn't like the song, "Give Peace a Chance"


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DunedinDragon
March 11, 2006, 06:58 AM
My guess is the terrorists could care LESS about peace....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11769994/

American hostage killed in Iraq

Updated: 5:19 a.m. ET March 11, 2006
WASHINGTON - The body of American Tom Fox, who was among four Christian peace activists kidnapped last year, was found near a west Baghdad railway line with gunshot wounds to his head and chest and his body bore signs of torture, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Saturday.

A U.S. military official in Baghdad confirmed that American forces picked up Fox's remains on Thursday evening but had no condition on the body.

A police patrol was also on the scene, said Falah al-Mohammedawi, an official with the Interior Ministry, which oversees police. He said Fox was found with his hands tied and gunshots to his head and chest. There were also cuts on his body and bruises on his head, al-Mohammedawi said.


There was no immediate word on the whereabouts of Fox's fellow hostages: Canadians James Loney, 41; Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32; and Briton Norman Kember, 74. They were last seen in a video dated Feb. 28 that was broadcast Tuesday on Arab television. Fox did not appear in the brief footage.

Allan Slater, a Canadian member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, said at the time that he was disturbed not to see Fox.

"We certainly are hopeful when we see three of our friends alive, but also it's very distressing that we didn't see Tom Fox, and I wouldn't want to hide that because I'm sure it's very distressful for Tom's family and friends as well," Slater told The Canadian Press from Baghdad.

The previously unknown Swords of Righteousness Brigades claimed responsibility for kidnapping the four workers, who disappeared Nov. 26.

The four had not been heard from since a videotape aired by Al-Jazeera on Jan. 28, dated from a week before. A statement reportedly accompanying that tape said the hostages would be killed unless all Iraqi prisoners were released from U.S. and Iraqi prisons. No deadline was set.

Activists were warned of risk
Iraqi and Western security officials repeatedly warned the activists before their abduction that they were taking a grave risk by moving around Baghdad without bodyguards.

Christian Peacemaker Teams had been working in Iraq since October 2002, investigating allegations that U.S. and Iraqi forces abused Iraqi detainees. Its teams host human rights conferences in conflict zones, promoting peaceful solutions.

In the three years since the U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq, insurgents have kidnapped at least 250 foreigners and killed at least 40 of them.

In one of the most high-profile cases, Jill Carroll, a freelance writer for The Christian Science Monitor, was kidnapped Jan. 7 in Baghdad. Three videotapes of Carroll delivered by her kidnappers to Arab satellite television stations identified the group holding her as the Revenge Brigades.

Carroll’s kidnappers have publicly demanded the release of all female detainees in Iraq. The Monitor launched a campaign on Iraqi television stations Wednesday asking Iraqis, in Arabic, to “Please help with the release of journalist Jill Carroll.”

The list of those kidnapped and killed in Iraq includes Margaret Hassan, the director of CARE international in Iraq and a citizen of Britain, Ireland and Iraq; Ronald Schulz, an industrial electrician from Anchorage, Alaska; Nicholas Berg, a businessman from West Chester, Pa.; Jack Hensley, a civil engineer from Marietta, Ga.; and Eugene “Jack” Armstrong, formerly of Hillsdale, Mich.

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CAnnoneer
March 11, 2006, 07:04 AM
Peaceniks want to martyr themselves, terrorists want to martyr them. It's a perfect BDSM.

I only wish all the leftist "save-the-world" globalist "the west is bad" commie "we deserve 9/11" airheads would follow suit and meet the "oppressed, misunderstood, huddled arabian masses". Way to multitask.

boofus
March 11, 2006, 10:18 AM
Too bad. :uhoh:

gunsmith
March 12, 2006, 02:17 AM
see my sig!

Bigjake
March 12, 2006, 11:46 AM
pity :rolleyes:

moron

at least rachel corrie's pathetic demise came with fun pancake puns...

:evil:

Don Gwinn
March 12, 2006, 12:03 PM
Look, it doesn't really matter what we thought of these people when they were alive. They were murdered, and we're not going to act gleeful about it. THR is no place for blood dancing.

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