Skip to comments.Brothers: Hostages were gathering evidence of abuse (by the US) in Iraq
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."
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More likely they'll make a statement to the effect that "It's Bush's fault".
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.
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!
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.
If they let them man go, the US sould charge him with treason
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.
The left rejoiced when North Vietnam invades South Vietnam, these people are not well in the head, they truly support murderous regimes.
(Snicker, chortle, guffaw...no, that would be bad)
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.
"You just made the same mistake the hostages made by thinking these terrorists are civilized, clear thinking people; they are not."
Oh, I never thought they were. I was just saying what they should have done, not what I would expect them to do.