July 08, 2004

The strange case of Cpl. Hassoun

US Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun is at the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon according to US officials today.

Hassoun had been presumably in the hands of Al Qaeda-associated terrorists. However other information implies that the Hassoun case may be a part of an elaborate hoax.

Late Wednesday, FBI agents showed up at the Hassoun family home in West Jordan, Utah. And Pentagon officials tell NBC News that the Navy has now launched a criminal investigation into Hassoun's disappearance, and the possibility that his kidnapping may be part of an elaborate hoax.
One of the questions, is that if the kidnapping is legitimate, how did he get from Iraq, across SYRIA AND LEBANON to Beirut?

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Hassoun may have been AWOL prior to the alleged kidnapping.

Curiouser and curiouser this becomes. Something is defiitely rotten in Lebanon.

(More coverage from Wizbang, Backcountry Conservative, Slant Point and others)

Posted by mhking at July 8, 2004 01:26 PM

You said this smelt. bad.

It still does.

Posted by: Joel (No Pundit Intended) at July 8, 2004 04:20 PM

Methinks you're right, Shakespeare!

Posted by: Kris at July 8, 2004 05:22 PM
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