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Brothers: Hostages were gathering evidence of abuse (by the US) in Iraq
CNN ^ | Dec 9 2005

Posted on 12/09/2005 8:09:18 PM PST by jmc1969

With a Saturday execution deadline looming, the brothers of a Canadian man held hostage in Iraq made another plea to his abductors, saying Friday that their brother was in Iraq to gather information on alleged human rights abuses.

The four men have been gathering evidence about people being treated poorly while "detained by occupation forces," Edward Loney said.

"So it was important for my brother's team to be there to hear the testimonials of people who are being snatched up in the night and detained against their will," Edward Loney said. "He has really strong values about peace and loving people equally, and getting a message out about human rights, the importance of human rights for all individuals."

Matthew Loney, who said his brother has been to Iraq three times, added that the four men were gathering information once left to other humanitarian groups, the ranks of which have thinned because of insurgent attacks.

The brothers said they have received tremendous support domestically and abroad, especially from Muslims.

"We're really encouraged by the fact that his work has not gone unnoticed," said Matthew Loney.

Edward Loney added: "We know that the work that you're doing is important, and you've got our support 100 percent."

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: hostages; iraq; schadenfreude
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1 posted on 12/09/2005 8:09:19 PM PST by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

How's that for abuse, numbnuts.


2 posted on 12/09/2005 8:11:06 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: jmc1969

Ohhh... The irony.


3 posted on 12/09/2005 8:11:29 PM PST by SpottedBeaver (Tagline removed by Moderator)
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To: jmc1969
When you dance with the devil ....
4 posted on 12/09/2005 8:12:29 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: jmc1969

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot...the terrorists should have been treating these guys like kings, not messing with them.


5 posted on 12/09/2005 8:12:57 PM PST by dsc
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To: jmc1969
I wonder what the brothers will think when their "peace loving" relative is shown on Al-Jazeera getting his head sawed off.
Will they go to Iraq to "gather evidence" of his mistreatment?
6 posted on 12/09/2005 8:13:19 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: SpottedBeaver

Irony, a dish best served ........COLD to liberals.


7 posted on 12/09/2005 8:13:51 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jmc1969
"So it was important for my brother's team to be there to hear the testimonials of people who are being snatched up in the night and detained against their will."

Well I'm not sure there's anything nice I can say here.
8 posted on 12/09/2005 8:13:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: dsc

These jihadis think Shia muslims must be killed they really don't care why the westerners came.

Hay, Cindy why don't you travel to Iraq to show your support for Zarqawi.


9 posted on 12/09/2005 8:14:33 PM PST by jmc1969
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To: finnman69

Pendejos.


10 posted on 12/09/2005 8:14:33 PM PST by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between the terrorists and the democrats.)
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To: jmc1969
The Loony Brothers??
11 posted on 12/09/2005 8:14:56 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: SpottedBeaver

I am much more skeptical. How many think this was a setup from the beginning and when they are released, they will say how wonderfully they were treated by the insurgents as opposed to how the evil Americans torture people?


12 posted on 12/09/2005 8:15:24 PM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussiebabe

his head's probably already chopped off.


13 posted on 12/09/2005 8:16:34 PM PST by kajingawd (" happy with stone underhead, let Heaven and Earth go about their changes")
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To: dsc

Oh man. You guys are brutal!

Irony indeed.


14 posted on 12/09/2005 8:16:49 PM PST by Knuckledragger
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To: jmc1969
their brother was in Iraq to gather information on alleged human rights abuses.

Looks like they found some.

15 posted on 12/09/2005 8:16:54 PM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: Aussiebabe

It would no surprise me at all.


16 posted on 12/09/2005 8:17:23 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: jmc1969

something about being eaten by the aligator last comes to mind.


17 posted on 12/09/2005 8:17:31 PM PST by Washi
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To: jmc1969
[With a Saturday execution deadline looming, the brothers of a Canadian man held hostage in Iraq made another plea to his abductors, saying Friday that their brother was in Iraq to gather information on alleged human rights abuses. ]

The Left refuses to acknowledge that we are battling with power mad psychopaths, because the Leftists themselves are power mad psychopaths.

18 posted on 12/09/2005 8:17:44 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (De gustibus non est disputandum.)
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To: Aussiebabe

19 posted on 12/09/2005 8:18:34 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: jmc1969

When I read stuff like this, it reminds me of the old song.

"Let me in O tender woman! Let me IN for goodnes sake,
Let me in O tender woman! s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s!"
cried the snake.


20 posted on 12/09/2005 8:18:51 PM PST by Senormechanico
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To: jmc1969
"He has really strong values about peace and loving people equally, and getting a message out about human rights, the importance of human rights for all individuals."

Let's pray they can convert their captors to these lofty values ... and quick.

21 posted on 12/09/2005 8:18:53 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Fido969

I like that. LOL!


22 posted on 12/09/2005 8:19:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: dsc
"Talk about shooting yourself in the foot...the terrorists should have been treating these guys like kings, not messing with them."

You just made the same mistake the hostages made by thinking these terrorists are civilized, clear thinking people; they are not.

23 posted on 12/09/2005 8:20:25 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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The Jihadis are occupational forces.


24 posted on 12/09/2005 8:20:59 PM PST by oolatec
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To: jmc1969

Fools like this always remind me of the "animals are our friends" bunch, who think by virtue of their ridiculous beliefs they can approach tigers in the wild, pet them, get eaten for lunch, then blame the rest of the human race for pissing off the tiger.

And it goes without saying that when these poor, deluded souls have their heads removed by their new-found friends, George W. Bush will be blamed.

25 posted on 12/09/2005 8:21:40 PM PST by Fintan (Suppose there were no hypothectical questions?)
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To: jmc1969
Don't kill us! Don't kill us! We're on your side!
26 posted on 12/09/2005 8:22:41 PM PST by Fatuncle (Iffen I wuzn't iggnert, I woodn't need to be eddiecated.)
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To: jmc1969
their brother was in Iraq to gather information on alleged human rights abuses.

And he found it right from the source!

Can't get much more successful unless

you lived to tell about it later!

27 posted on 12/09/2005 8:25:06 PM PST by higgmeister (In the shadow of the Big Chicken)
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To: jmc1969
"So it was important for my brother's team to be there to hear the testimonials of people who are being snatched up in the night and detained against their will," Edward Loney said. "He has really strong values about peace and loving people equally, and getting a message out about human rights, the importance of human rights for all individuals."

This is just a circus of the absurd...LOL.

28 posted on 12/09/2005 8:26:04 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Aussiebabe
They might have tried to set this up, but I don't think that they realized that these guys are serious.

The ROPTM does actually hack their heads off. I don't think they expected that.

29 posted on 12/09/2005 8:26:21 PM PST by SpottedBeaver (Tagline removed by Moderator)
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To: jmc1969
testimonials of people who are being snatched up in the night and detained against their will...

Oh my word, Chekhov couldn't create irony like this!

30 posted on 12/09/2005 8:29:49 PM PST by higgmeister (In the shadow of the Big Chicken)
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To: jmc1969
Rachel Corrie Caterpillar Bulldozer Bump.
31 posted on 12/09/2005 8:32:38 PM PST by benjaminjjones
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To: jmc1969
With a Saturday execution deadline looming, the brothers of a Canadian man held hostage in Iraq made another plea to his abductors, saying Friday that their brother was in Iraq to gather information on alleged human rights abuses.

Looks like he found what he was looking for.

Not even "alleged" abuses. He found the real deal.

32 posted on 12/09/2005 8:32:45 PM PST by JCEccles
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saying Friday that their brother was in Iraq to gather information on alleged human rights abuses

He sure found a doozy, didn't he?

33 posted on 12/09/2005 8:38:29 PM PST by NonValueAdded (What ever happened to "Politics stops at the water's edge?")
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To: jmc1969

I bet they wish they were being "abused" by Americans right now.


34 posted on 12/09/2005 8:39:59 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Raoul's First Law of Journalism: BIAS = LAYOFFS)
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To: jmc1969

I am probably loopy from lack of sleep, but it makes me think of Jack Nicholson's line in the first Batman movie: "Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?"

So much irony here, so little time.


35 posted on 12/09/2005 8:40:11 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: jmc1969

HA ha...
36 posted on 12/09/2005 8:44:12 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: jmc1969

Can you suffer from Stockholm Syndrome if you already sympathize with your captors?


37 posted on 12/09/2005 8:49:36 PM PST by BallyBill (U.S. Armed Forces.. In It ..To Win It!!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
The Left refuses to acknowledge that we are battling with power mad psychopaths, because the Leftists themselves are power mad psychopaths.

Bravo! I commend your statement, sir. It is direct and to the point.

Example #1: John Kerry

38 posted on 12/09/2005 8:51:01 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: jmc1969
"So it was important for my brother's team to be there to hear the testimonials of people who are being snatched up in the night and detained against their will,"

How is this not Scrappleface?

39 posted on 12/09/2005 8:52:37 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jmc1969

I would just like to say a few words to those terrorists holding those peaceniks hostage (expecting of course that Al-Qaeda reads FR)::

Hey terrorists, those peace loving people you are holding hostage, they are infidels!


40 posted on 12/09/2005 8:56:53 PM PST by adorno
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To: msnimje
I wonder what the brothers will think when their "peace loving" relative is shown on Al-Jazeera getting his head sawed off. Will they go to Iraq to "gather evidence" of his mistreatment?

More likely they'll make a statement to the effect that "It's Bush's fault".

41 posted on 12/09/2005 9:06:18 PM PST by El Gato
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To: jmc1969

Oh, he's gonna get a crash course in "human rights abuses." It's going to be Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge when they break out that saw. He'll learn more in 30 seconds than most people learn in a lifetime.


42 posted on 12/09/2005 9:22:55 PM PST by wizardoz
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

That is probably why the left is so against this war...they see the "insurgents" as just another "party" in Iraq, trying to get what they "deserve"...

That is why you always hear Juan Williams on Fox News worrying that the Sunnis won't be part of the new government...

The Sunnis are their "minority" to Juan...and there has to be affirmative action from the get go...

I actually heard on AirAmerica radio last week..one of the hosts bemoaning the fact that their station or others don't have a Muslim talk show host...so that he/she could spread the word of their distaste for the war...and the need for peace...

I about threw up!


43 posted on 12/09/2005 9:59:52 PM PST by Txsleuth (MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANNUKAH...The dems are spreading joy through GOPland!)
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To: jmc1969

I just don't know what to say. Kind of reminds me of the guy in Alaska that spent years trying to convince people that Grizzly bears weren't dangerous, then one killed him.


44 posted on 12/09/2005 10:34:40 PM PST by EricT. (Caiaphas acted just like a modern Democrat.)
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To: jmc1969

If they let them man go, the US sould charge him with treason


45 posted on 12/09/2005 10:58:41 PM PST by GeronL (Leftism is the INSANE Cult of the Artificial)
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To: dead

These people are on the side of the terrorists, these are the same people who support every murderous dictator on the face of the Earth.


46 posted on 12/09/2005 11:02:27 PM PST by GeronL (Leftism is the INSANE Cult of the Artificial)
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To: Txsleuth

The left rejoiced when North Vietnam invades South Vietnam, these people are not well in the head, they truly support murderous regimes.


47 posted on 12/09/2005 11:04:00 PM PST by GeronL (Leftism is the INSANE Cult of the Artificial)
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To: jmc1969

(Snicker, chortle, guffaw...no, that would be bad)


48 posted on 12/09/2005 11:25:32 PM PST by norton
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To: jmc1969
The only thing better would be if the terrorists had to cut down a tree full of protected wood owls to get to the peace nicks.
49 posted on 12/09/2005 11:31:33 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Mike Darancette

He was in Iraq ten years too late....if he wanted to find abuse he could have hit the mother lode then....

Oh, I forgot...he's a liberal. Tyrants are ok to them.


50 posted on 12/09/2005 11:33:25 PM PST by Loud Mime (Bad Lawmakers = Bad Law = Infinite Lawyers)
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