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Palestinians Look for 2 Fox Journalists
http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/08/15/D8JH0T480.html ^ | Aug 15, 2006 | By DIAA HADID

Posted on 08/15/2006 11:45:56 AM PDT by Blogger

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To: Kieri
If 60 is the new forty, that's okay by me as time marches on.

Prayers up.

101 posted on 08/16/2006 5:38:25 AM PDT by floriduh voter (TOM GALLAGHER FOR FLA GOVERNOR www.tg2006.com)
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To: GraceofGod; All

Steve Centanni seemed to be closer to the action in recent weeks. While other journalists were sometimes wearing their street clothes without gear, Centanni has consistently been in helmet and flak jacket. If my recollection is incorrect, pls advise. I worry about anyone who's over there.


102 posted on 08/16/2006 5:46:56 AM PDT by floriduh voter (TOM GALLAGHER FOR FLA GOVERNOR www.tg2006.com)
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To: floriduh voter

http://www.leesvilledailyleader.com/articles/2006/08/16/breaking_news/news5.txt

Wife of kidnapped Fox journalist says no political group behind abductions

By DIAA HADID/Associated Press Writer
Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 7:37 AM CDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The wife of a kidnapped Fox News cameraman said Wednesday she's been told by Palestinian officials her husband's captors acted on their own, without support from militant groups.

The cameraman, Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand, and Fox reporter Steve Centanni, 60, a U.S. citizen, were abducted Monday from their TV van near the Palestinian security services headquarters.

Major militant groups in Gaza have denied involvement and no public demands had been made.

Wiig's wife, Anita McNaught, on Wednesday appealed to the kidnappers to free her husband and Centanni.

‘‘The bottom line is there is no good reason for these two men to be held,'' said McNaught, a BBC World presenter. ‘‘They are friends of the Palestinians. They are here telling the Palestinian story for weeks now, when the rest of the worlds media has not been here.''

Directing her words to her husband in the on-camera interview and choking back tears, McNaught said: ‘‘It's going to be all right. You are going to come home to me.''

McNaught said she had just finished covering the war in Lebanon and was flying home through Damascus when she got the news of the kidnapping.

McNaught said she has been told by Palestinian officials that the kidnappers appear to be rogue gunmen without ties to any of the political groups in Gaza.

Scores of foreigners have been abducted in Gaza in recent years, most by gunmen with ties to the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent offshoot of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement.

The ruling Hamas movement has not played a prominent role in kidnappings of foreigners. However, in June, Hamas-allied militants abducted an Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, in a cross-border raid, triggering a major Israeli offensive in the coastal strip.

Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas have been involved in efforts to free the journalists.

Jan Henderson, the New Zealand ambassador to Israel and Turkey, said Wednesday that Palestinian leaders have assured her and other diplomats they are doing everything they can to win the release of the hostages.

Henderson said she had made contact with diplomatic colleagues and senior Palestinian Authority figures, including in Abbas' office, immediately after arriving in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

‘‘They assured me they are doing all they can, they take this matter extremely seriously, and we are looking for a very quick and peaceful resolution,'' Henderson said.

‘‘The Palestinian Authority has offered every cooperation. They are very upset,'' she said.


103 posted on 08/16/2006 6:18:21 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Blogger
I'm sure that they'll be as successful as O.J.'s been in searching for Nichole's murderer. First place to check... All the golf courses!

Mark

104 posted on 08/16/2006 6:22:09 AM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: tobyhill

"This kidnapping is orchestrated by Iran and Syria and is nothing more than extortion, not for money, but for Fox News to make claims of Israel's defeat against Hamas and Hezbos. Fox News will accommodate them."



Yeah, interesting they didn't kidnap a CNN or MessNBC reporter.


105 posted on 08/16/2006 10:26:22 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic
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To: GraceofGod

this could EASILY be Christianne Amanpour or any other "INFIDEL"


Except for the fact that Christianne is on THEIR side. Does it make her less of an infidel that her father is Iranian and she lived in Iran for many years as a child?


106 posted on 08/16/2006 11:11:04 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic
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To: jackv

I have always found the more noise you make concerning an injustice, the more attention and support you get. Rather than cower from the terrorists, FOX should be offering $$$ reward for the return unharmed of the two who have been kidnapped. By not saying anything, encourages terrorists to kidnap more people. By creating a ruckus, the rest of the world knows you are complaining and want justice. Nothing is to be gained by keeping quiet.


107 posted on 08/16/2006 11:35:18 AM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: msnimje

Outfu##ing standing!


108 posted on 08/16/2006 11:45:30 AM PDT by Bobbisox (WHAT CAN WE DO - THIS IS CRIMINAL!)
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To: conservative blonde

It does not makes sense to me. It is being reported lots of places. I also noticed Jennifer Griffin has left the scene. Perhaps she is trying to find them but she used to do the reporting there and mentioned it on air the first night. Since then nothing.
The whole thing is just plain weird.
I think the decision not to even acknowlwdge the man is disgraceful.
Before they go on with their silliness it seems it would be appropriate to mention the guy and although they can't give out details, remind folks of his good work and what a wonderful dedicated Fox family member he is and to remain vigilant and prayerful.


109 posted on 08/16/2006 11:55:05 AM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: FarRightFanatic

I have noticed Fox has been very pro-Hamas this week and is trying to downplay everything Israel has done.


110 posted on 08/16/2006 12:19:51 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: conservative blonde; jackv

Maybe you two should call FOX and offer your services. You seem to know much more about how to handle this catastrophe than the professionals.


111 posted on 08/16/2006 12:58:33 PM PDT by publana (yes, I checked the preview box without previewing)
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To: Blogger
Steve Centanni is SIXTY!???!

He looks early-40's.

112 posted on 08/16/2006 1:11:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is a perversion of faith, a lie against human spirit, an obscenity shouted in the face of G_d)
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To: publana

Good idea! Thanks for the suggestion!

p.s. If you don't like our posts just ignore them and "move along" to the like minded.


113 posted on 08/16/2006 1:59:40 PM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: conservative blonde; Guenevere; publana; Protect the Bill of Rights

FOX BREAKS SILENCE!!!

Brit Hume just covered the story in detail!! Yes, I feel better now!


114 posted on 08/16/2006 3:14:14 PM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: jackv

Good Lord, life is full of irony. I am paying attention to the JonBenet thread and completely missed it.

So the chastiser is asking the chastised "What did he say?"
:-)


115 posted on 08/16/2006 3:28:56 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: ohioWfan

Prayers going up. Hope we find them soon.


116 posted on 08/16/2006 3:35:54 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: publana

Don't have to. Tonight, Brit Hume talked about the kidnapping and said that FOX had not spoken with the kidnappers. So all the "stuff" about not rocking the boat was hogwash as FOX had not been in contact with the kidnappers.


117 posted on 08/16/2006 4:06:29 PM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

It was very well stated. Showed their pictures and said that for 2 days they have been missing and Jennifer Griffin is talking with people trying to find them but unfortunatley no news on their whereabouts.

Continued prayers for these 2 and their families.


118 posted on 08/16/2006 4:45:39 PM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: jackv

Thanks


119 posted on 08/16/2006 5:15:06 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: hoosiermama

Amen, hoosiermama! SOON!


120 posted on 08/16/2006 7:07:07 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: ohioWfan

Prayers for their safety, but it's not sounding good.

BOOKMARK


121 posted on 08/19/2006 4:20:08 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: singfreedom

What have you heard lately? I haven't gotten an recent news, even on Fox.


122 posted on 08/19/2006 6:19:58 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: ohioWfan

I don't know anything. Its just that usually these idiots are eager to let everyone know, and to brag, that they are the kidnappers and, so far, no one has taken responsibility. Sometimes they even make public their demands.

We wouldn't necessarily hear this on FOX, but on the scum sucking Arab media that are so eager to act as terrorists' mouthpieces.

It makes me really fear for their safety.


123 posted on 08/19/2006 10:29:51 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: FarRightFanatic

I, too, think their intent is to "improve" their image by blackmailing FOX into giving them more favorable coverage. FOX is, after all, the most honest coverage we have in the states, Canada, and Britain. I'm sure the terrorist subhumans would like to change FOX to something like CNN.

I hope FOX doesn't succumb to this kind of blackmail.


124 posted on 08/19/2006 10:53:22 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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