The NY Times brings an electrifying update on the status of those “peacemaker” hostages. STOP THE PRESSES! Status – Unchanged:
Three Western peace advocates abducted in November in Iraq were shown in a videotape on the Arab television channel Al Jazeera today, but a fourth man, an American, who was kidnapped with them did not appear.
Sound the alarm! As the non-scare quoted Christian Peacemaker Team members/specious “peace advocates” have yet to complain to their maker in person about US imperialist aggression, The Swords of Righteous Procrastination are threatening to fulfill my own Autumnal Prophecy:
I donâ€™t hope it goes ok for them. That Tom Fox guy from Virginia writes for the nutball site Voices In The Wilderness – which is about as Looney Left as you can get.
Let me go on record as saying that I think this is a ploy to get ransom money out of Euro gubmints to give to their terrorist buddies.
If they chop of their heads, Iâ€™ll be glad to say I was wrong.
comment by Smantix â€” Wednesday, November 30, 2005 @ 11:07 am
Not that Smantix’s House of Discount Prophecy and Waffles wouldn’t be a hit. I’m just saying that when the terrorists who you went to be a human shield for prop you up with food and shelter for over 3 months that I think you’re in on it. Especially when you include this statement in your latest bleat for releasing other terrorists and money:
“We also hold in our hearts the families of 14,600 Iraqis currently detained illegally by the multinational Forces in Iraq who likewise await the release of their loved ones. These detainees are being held without formal charges, without access to their families and legal advisers, and without recourse to a fair and open judicial process.”
Here’s how it works:
We call your bluff. Less talky. More choppy.
UPDATE: Finally, a change in status.
Fox’s body was discovered on Friday morning, although Clay did not say where in Iraq it had been found. It was also not clear how he died.
Though the cause of death and timeframe have not been released , some causes of death would be obvious to the naked eye.
Some dupe takes off to a warzone to play footsie with the murderers who have killed countless innocent civilians and we’re supposed to be surprised when someone who goes out looking for trouble actually finds it?
Darwin was wrong. Tom Fox was living proof of Survival By Accident. And now he’s not.
I was reminded of this piece in the Christian Science Monitor when the tragic news of the sad asshole broke:
Why they came
The reasons such volunteers came to Iraq are as many as those who now have the words “human shield” written on their Iraqi visas. Some among them estimate that a quarter are “true believers” who will stay “until there is peace.”
“I don’t really like the shouting for Saddam Hussein,” says Marta Gregorcic, a 26-year-old sociologist from Slovenia. But she says that, in her mind, she has “no choice” but to stay. “I would rather be here than sitting at home and watching this war take place on TV.”
Shades of gray
The experience has been an eye-opener for many Westerners here, unfamiliar with Iraq’s authoritarian regime. “A lot of shields were thinking it was black and white, and that we were on the side of good like Che Guevara,” adds Sands. “But it’s not black and white at all.”
Back in December the CPT released this statement:
“We are angry because what has happened to our teammates is the result of the actions of the U.S. and U.K. governments due to the illegal attack on Iraq and the continuing occupation and oppression of its people. 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.”
Consider it done! Keep telling yourselves that Tom Fox was killed because of white colonialism and US hegemony rather than a radical Islamic fundamentalist.
Today their ranks were thinned by one. A nation shrugs.