July 28, 2004

Pakistani hostages murdered by AQ

From Sky News:

Militants have executed two Pakistani hostages they were holding in Iraq, says Al-Jazeera television.

The group, calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq, announced it had kidnapped two Pakistanis working for US forces and had sentenced them to death because their country was discussing sending troops to Iraq.

In a new videotape sent to the station the men said they had carried out their threat, the station reported.

The newsreader said the video showed the corpses of the two men, however the station did not show the footage.

The kidnapped men were identified by Pakistan as engineer Raja Azad, 49, and driver Sajad Naeem, 29.

The group said it had released the Iraqi driver, Omar Khaled Selman, after it was clear he had been duped by the Pakistanis.

You can thank Philippines president Gloria Arroyo for making AQ bolder.

Those AQ goons need to die. Quickly.

Message to the US military: Faster, please.

Posted by mhking at July 28, 2004 05:32 PM

Cheers from Iraq!

"Those AQ goons need to die. Quickly.
Message to the US military: Faster, please."

Jeez, guy! We're killing them as fast as we can, but they won't freakin' hold still! They're like cockroaches...fast little buggers. Seems like for every one you get, there are 3 or 4 more that you have to get later...

We'll try harder. Promise. Send more bullets.

Posted by: Chuck at July 28, 2004 06:24 PM

i agree with your comments and remain disgusted that the "world" does not make the same call. there is no country that is not at risk.

the current state of terrorism in the world rminds me of the IRA mindset and i don't know how it is stopped unless we employ the same tactics the british used in dublin. it has to get a lot worse until it gets any better. until the decision is made to win this war, progress will be slow if at all.

Posted by: scott holmes at July 28, 2004 06:39 PM

The IRA question was resolved thanks largely to two thinks.

1. The British government addressed the genuine grievances of the Irish Republicans. They were offered a deal whereby they were allowed to participate in a Northern Irish assembly paving way for a possible referendum on the addition of the Northern provinces to a united Irish republic. In return they were required to start a process of decomissioning their weapons.

2. Thanks to Bill Clinton American support and funding for the bombing of londeners and the attacks on British troops was ended. In part forcing the IRA and Sinn Fein to the negotiating table.

The IRA proves quite comprehensively that when faced with a group with a genuine grievance violence does not work. It exascerpates the problem. Sensible negotiation is the ONLY way.

Now i have little time for al quaida and like the MAJORITY in Britain and Europe i was disgusted and sickened by 9/11 and actually applauded Bush when he stood in the rubble and said "and the whole world is gonna hear from all of us very soon". However the current middle east situation is unacceptable and has given AQ a huge pool of people willing to kill themselves and others. fairly address the Israe/Palestine sitaution and much (not all) of the problem will go away.


incidentally recognising Israel ended another terrorist problem for Britain in 1948. Blowing up Tel Aviv which we nearly did in 1948 would not have done any good at all.

Posted by: Nick Saunders at July 29, 2004 09:11 AM


I think that there is a big difference between the IRA and al Q. The IRA wasn't interested in killing themselves and didn't deliberately do so.

They had grievances that could be addressed, alQ doesn't. al Q and their ilk wants to kill off all non Moslems and Moslems who are not toeing the line of their ideals for their religion. They are willing, even eager, to die in the process.

There is no way to reason with these creatures. They are not open to negotiation. They have said so. The only solution is to kill every damn one of them for they will surely try to kill us if we don't.

I've sat and looked at the last sentence above, thinking of how I should edit it or restate it but I can't think of a way to edit the truth. I'm not a blood-thirsty person and I know that war is a horrible thing, but I have seen what they have in mind for us and I regret that there is only the solution I have stated above.

They will make every attempt to destroy us and our civilization. If they cannot bring down buildings around us they will cut our heads off one by one, given the chance. Regretfully, there is no other solution to this which faces us.

I am grateful and humbled by the fine young people who are serving us in this cause and regret that it couldn't have been taken care of when I was serving.

Posted by: StinKerr at July 31, 2004 11:01 PM
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