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Iraqi Expat

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

About time

A spokesman for the Association of Terrorists and Kidnappers Muslim Scholars (AMS) said that Iraqi and American forces have raided the house of their chairman, Harith al-Dhari. The joint forces have searched the house, confiscated three Ak-47s from bodyguards and left the area. Unfortunately, al-Dhari was not in the house during the raid. [Arabic source]

This could've been triggered by the 75 million dollars ransom that was paid by TV5 to AMS to release the French journalist Florence Aubenas! Sam, at Hammorabi, has more on this. [Arabic source]

When will these governments and organisations realise that the ransom money they pay will help kill more innocent Iraqis? There is a reason why governments don't - or in your case, shouldn't - negotiate with terrorists. Because when you do, you will be rewarding them for what they've done, and they will probably do it again!

They give millions of dollars that will be used to buy low life criminals and build bombs to save one person - or to save themselves, to be more specific - and they ignore the fact that they are paying terrorists to kill innocents!


Anonymous Annie said...

I have photos of Russian and French made fighters that were made during sanctions, that were dug up in Iraq a while back, so nothing the French do surprises or shocks me anymore, even though it does sicken me to know that they paid that ransom.

What must the Iraqi people do to scare the French enough to appease THEM, instead of terrorists? I'm afraid it would take more than what the attorney general could do....the terrorists are still scarier to the French appeasers!

June 15, 2005 12:47 am  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

Yeh, I hate it when governments pay ransom to free hostages.

I'm still not sure if Australian government paid a ransom to free Woods. I hope it didn't.

June 16, 2005 2:29 am  
Anonymous malclave said...

According to reports I've read and seen, there was no ransom involved in Wood's rescue. Iraqi forces rescued him while on a search for a weapons cache.

June 16, 2005 3:57 am  
Anonymous Annie said...

Australians haven't had the same "record" the French have, so I'd lean toward giving them the benefit of the doubt even if I hadn't heard the same as malclave.

June 16, 2005 7:47 am  
Blogger Ahmad said...

I concur with Malclave.

June 16, 2005 10:33 am  
Blogger dcat said...


Yes I agree with you.

June 17, 2005 1:57 am  

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