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Annan demands immediate release of hostages held in Iraq
Xinhuanet ^ | Dec 8 2005

Posted on 12/08/2005 6:56:07 PM PST by jmc1969

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of all Iraqi and foreign hostages taken by Iraqi militants.

Annan "calls for their immediate, safe and unconditional release, and strongly reiterates his appeal to all sides to respect at all times the fundamental principles of international humanitarian law," his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Annan's comments came as an Internet statement by The Islamic Army in Iraq claimed it had killed a US hostage named Ronald Schulz, who was a contractor.

The Islamic Army said it killed Schulz because US President George W. Bush refused to meet its demands that all prisoners in Iraq be released.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.xinhuanet.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: annan; hostages; iraq; ronaldschulz; un

1 posted on 12/08/2005 6:56:08 PM PST by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969
And if you don't, we will write another nasty letter!!
2 posted on 12/08/2005 6:57:19 PM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: jmc1969

Yeah, this'll work. Not.


3 posted on 12/08/2005 6:57:42 PM PST by brivette
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To: jmc1969

....and the fierce Annan, defender of liberty and icon of purity, bares his angry fangs. /sarcasm


4 posted on 12/08/2005 6:58:58 PM PST by NeonKnight
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To: jmc1969

".... Annan on Thursday called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of all Iraqi and foreign hostages taken by Iraqi militants."

Right......for whom the (oil for food) bell tolls!

I can hear islamics laughing from here.....


5 posted on 12/08/2005 6:59:17 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: jmc1969
Kofi is totally useless.

No, I take that back. The man is so ignorant he's becoming dangerous.

6 posted on 12/08/2005 6:59:41 PM PST by McGavin999 (Reporters write the truth, Journalists write stories.)
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To: jmc1969

7 posted on 12/08/2005 7:01:06 PM PST by ezoeni
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To: jmc1969
They'd better comply, too.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Or Kofi'll sic the Muppets on 'em.

8 posted on 12/08/2005 7:01:54 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: jmc1969

These are not empty words. When he speaks, his words are backed up by the military might, the indomitable will, and the clear moral focus of the entire United Nations.


9 posted on 12/08/2005 7:03:19 PM PST by samtheman
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To: jmc1969

or what... you'll stamp your little hoof and hold yer breath??? please


10 posted on 12/08/2005 7:07:17 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: jmc1969

And....if they aren't released.....YOU'LL QUIT???? BAAAWWWAAAAHHHHHHHH .......we wish.


11 posted on 12/08/2005 7:09:15 PM PST by goodnesswins (Merry Christmas......and if you don't like that, you don't get a day off....got it?)
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To: jmc1969

If they get turned loose now because of Annan's demand we will know the whole thing was a set-up.

One of two things , either the Iraqui terrorists are LTAO or this whole thing was a set-up.


12 posted on 12/08/2005 7:12:01 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: jmc1969

Is Kofi going to jump up and down and stamp his feet till he gets his way?


13 posted on 12/08/2005 7:13:12 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Bin Laden shows others the road to Paradise, but never offers to go along for the ride." GWB)
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To: jmc1969

ooooooooooooooo.... I bet they're shaking in their boots now!


14 posted on 12/08/2005 7:13:23 PM PST by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: RasterMaster

LOL

he is probably trying to get a cut of the ransom money....


15 posted on 12/08/2005 7:13:55 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: jmc1969

lol... Ya, you tell em Tofu...


16 posted on 12/08/2005 7:15:50 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: eeevil conservative

Didn't think I'd be finding you here! ARE YOU STALKING ME??? LoL! Did you see this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1536726/posts


17 posted on 12/08/2005 7:16:24 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Bin Laden shows others the road to Paradise, but never offers to go along for the ride." GWB)
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To: samtheman

And Kookie will see that all oil for food money will be returned to Iraq people immediately.


18 posted on 12/08/2005 7:17:48 PM PST by hdstmf (too)
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To: jmc1969

Annan, eh? Who cares.


19 posted on 12/08/2005 7:18:07 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: sit-rep

I think that he should say "Release them, or else I will send twice as many to you. The more peaceniks you kill, the more I will send.

To the last peacenik!


20 posted on 12/08/2005 7:18:15 PM PST by Donald Meaker (You don't drive a car looking through the rear view mirror, but you do practice politics that way.)
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To: Donald Meaker

The only reason I do not come right out and say, 'I hope the peaceniks get whacked', is the possibilty they(the left) could use it against the right/war. That is the only reason. In any event, I got my bag of micro-wave popcorn ready to go!!


21 posted on 12/08/2005 7:22:46 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: hdstmf
And Kookie will see that all oil for food money will be returned to Iraq people immediately.

"Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb..."

22 posted on 12/08/2005 7:22:54 PM PST by China Clipper
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To: jmc1969

Kofi Annan...<<-- Eddie Murphy laugh...


23 posted on 12/08/2005 7:23:29 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: Donald Meaker

BTW...it's thursday...have any of the radical rags made any statements today? It is supposed to be the end of their deadline....


24 posted on 12/08/2005 7:24:07 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: jmc1969
"UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of all Iraqi and foreign hostages taken by Iraqi militants."

Kofi=falling tree

UN=empty forest

Hostages still hostages.

I guess this answers THAT old riddle.

25 posted on 12/08/2005 7:27:06 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: jmc1969
The reaction of the terrorists:


26 posted on 12/08/2005 7:27:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: jmc1969

What a fool. Maybe he can fly to Iraq and give them all paper cuts.


27 posted on 12/08/2005 7:33:59 PM PST by satchmodog9 ( Seventy million spent on the lefts Christmas present and all they got was a Scooter)
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To: RasterMaster

Yes! I did! I LOVE IT! 'Bout time!

I have been sitting here listening to Drudge (24/7 member and missed it today) while serfing all the stories on Freep.... happen to see your post! LOL!


28 posted on 12/08/2005 7:34:11 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: ezoeni
Image hosted by Photobucket.com
29 posted on 12/08/2005 7:35:36 PM PST by satchmodog9 ( Seventy million spent on the lefts Christmas present and all they got was a Scooter)
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To: eeevil conservative
DUmocrats will be on SUICIDE WATCH soon!


30 posted on 12/08/2005 7:37:04 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Bin Laden shows others the road to Paradise, but never offers to go along for the ride." GWB)
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To: eeevil conservative

LOL!

Not Drudge- listening to Rush.... had that story you linked to on my mind... OY!

I either need another beer, or some sleep......

hmmmmm... decisions, decisions...

headed to fridge, brb...


31 posted on 12/08/2005 7:37:33 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: RasterMaster; tiredoflaundry

LOL! You and TOL have the BEST pics!


32 posted on 12/08/2005 7:38:31 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: jmc1969

You all may already know this but this excerpt from an emailed prayer request about US hostage named Ronald Schulz:

" Ron Schultz is being held hostage by Islamofascists in Iraq. His family appealed to me for prayer and hence this report.
Ron is from the heartland of America, my neck of the woods, the Upper Midwest. He is forty years old. He is a son and a brother but has never married. He is not a part of the "peace hostages" who actually have a sentiment that sides with the enemy as does most of the Left. Ron is a former Marine and he is a Christian. His family supports this ministry and I am appealing to you to pray for Ron Schultz. If you haven't heard the shaking voice of a family member under these circumstances, you haven't heard real terror. And yet they are clinging to the Hand of the Lord. Their home church in North Dakota is having a prayer vigil. But hostages, short of a miracle, face a questionable future."


33 posted on 12/08/2005 7:43:06 PM PST by Esther Ruth (I have loved thee with an EVERLASTING LOVE, Jeremiah 31:3 Genesis 12:1-3 ***ZECH 12:3)
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To: eeevil conservative

I'm re-listening to yesterday's show. I figured Drudge didn't have a 24/7!


34 posted on 12/08/2005 7:44:46 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Bin Laden shows others the road to Paradise, but never offers to go along for the ride." GWB)
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To: jmc1969
Um.... Kofi?

Hellloooooo? Kofi?

Are you there?

Sorry to tell you this, kid, but you already had your chance at relevance.

And you blew it.

Now sit back down at the kid's table. The adults have things to do here.

36 posted on 12/08/2005 7:48:43 PM PST by pillbox_girl
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To: jmc1969

Hey, that'll get him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.


37 posted on 12/08/2005 7:50:55 PM PST by blam
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To: jmc1969

Since it is a fact that we gain nothing from being in the UN, and given that the UN is a sponge that soaks up US taxpayer dollars, and given that the UN is made up of mostly anti-American nations . . .

why doesn't George Bush get out of the UN?

Why are Americans so passive and apathetic about us making no effort to get out of the UN?

It seems we need a dictator to take over America. Is that the only way we will ever do what is in the best interest of the USA? It is clear that the Office of President and Congress will never do what is in the best interest of the USA, but prefer to make other nations stronger while America is weakened.

Just get out of the damn UN!


38 posted on 12/08/2005 7:58:26 PM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (Bush's #1 priority Africa. #2 priority appease Fox and Mexico . . . USA priority #64.)
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To: jmc1969
And the terr perps reply, YAWN
39 posted on 12/08/2005 9:24:25 PM PST by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: jmc1969
to all sides to respect at all times the fundamental principles of international humanitarian law

uh ..Kofi ... you seem to be forgetting that the Islamic terrorists believe they have been upholding the only legitimate international law there has ever been.

40 posted on 12/09/2005 3:33:31 AM PST by cdrw (Freedom and responsibility are inseparable)
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To: jmc1969

This is interesting... Jim Wallis' Sojourners is only concerned about four antiwar peace workers that were kidnapped, look:

http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=news.display_article&mode=P&NewsID=5066

"Sojourners Calls for Immediate Release of Christian Peacemaker Teams Members

Washington, D.C.---- (Friday, December 2, 2005) Sojourners is alarmed and saddened by the kidnapping of four Christian Peacemaker Teams members - Harmeet Sooden, Jim Loney, Norman Kember, and Tom Fox - in Baghdad on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005. We are afraid for their lives and pray for their speedy release. "


41 posted on 12/24/2005 10:38:36 AM PST by Terriergal (Cursed be any love or unity for whose sake the Word of God must be put at stake. -- Martin Luther)
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To: samtheman
These are not empty words. When he speaks, his words are backed up by the military might, the indomitable will, and the clear moral focus of the entire United Nations.

That has to be the funniest thing I have heard in a long time! :-)

42 posted on 12/24/2005 10:39:40 AM PST by Terriergal (Cursed be any love or unity for whose sake the Word of God must be put at stake. -- Martin Luther)
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