Skip to comments.Fiji may have jumped the gun by saying its 45 captured UN peacekeepers would soon be released
Posted on 09/09/2014 9:20:19 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
Fiji on Wednesday may have jumped the gun by announcing that its 45 United Nations peacekeepers who are being held captive by Syrian insurgents would be freed soon.
The South Pacific nation later tried to retract the comments, but by then they had been reported around the world.
At a Wednesday morning news conference in Suva, Fiji's military chief said Fiji had been told by U.N. headquarters in New York that the Nusra Front had agreed to release the men later this week without any conditions or demands.
Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said three senior Fijian military officers would arrive soon in the Golan Heights to receive the men. Fiji's government also announced the news on social media.
But within hours, the messages had been deleted and the government had replaced them with a bland statement: "All efforts to release the Fijian peacekeepers are continuing."
Fijian military officials also phoned local news outlets asking them to retract their earlier stories.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.therepublic.com ...
The Filipinos fought. And lived.
When does it make sense to surrender to an al Qaeda affiliate? Never. Really. Never.
The Filipinos made the right decision. Being captured by any of the Jihadi elements carries a whole host of travails and dangers.
The Headchoppers have a new toy to play with.
If Fiji and Philippines stopped doing UN Peacekeeping, the UN would end up hiring ISIS or something.
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