Skip to comments.Second Korean hostage found dead
Posted on 07/30/2007 10:18:50 PM PDT by Ghayyour
A second South Korean hostage has been killed by the Taleban in central Afghanistan, local police say. They said the bullet-riddled body of the man was found at the side of the road in the village of Arizo Kalley, in Ghazni province.
The Taleban seized 23 Korean Christian aid workers, most of them women, on 19 July and shot dead their leader - a male pastor - last Wednesday.
Earlier, a video of the hostages was aired on Arabic TV station al-Jazeera.
A reporter for the Associated Press news agency at the scene said the victim appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s and was found wearing white trousers and flip-flops.
A man claiming to speak on behalf of the Taleban said the militants had killed the Korean hostage on Monday evening because the Afghan government had refused its demands to release jailed rebels.
The BBC's Alistair Leithead in Afghanistan says the latest killing raises the stakes, piling pressure on Afghan President Hamid Karzai to save the remaining 21 captives.
The hostage video broadcast by al-Jazeera on Monday showed about seven women wearing headscarves with what appeared to be Taleban militants in the background.
The captives looked frightened but unharmed in the brief, shaky footage.
just sad to read, very sad.
cowards, hypocrites and sub human POS.... killing people who risk their lives in order to bring comfort and aid to those of another religion.
Well at least the "moderate" muslims are condemning this....oh that's right...nevermind.
Any of you folks still think one could or should negotiate with these murderous lunatics...or even share the globe with them?
These folks NEED to be killed, in large numbers — without remorse.
But let's TALK to them, okay Obama!?
We've seen plenty of men that have been viciously murdered/decapitated ... (and I confess, my age makes the memory cels short cirduit a lot) ... but, we have two men murdered, not cut up, and the women are still alive (I pray)
These throwbacks are worse and less than normal .... I propose Anchor Hocking re-form in the Middle East ... plenty of glass to be had.
A true Muslim cannot be moderated. Can you find somewhere hot ice? naver.
The Koreans won’t forget this...no sir re.
The Left will always tell you that this group was just an isolated extremist sect, and that next time it will be different.
Our L-rd Jesus said the Evil One would kill us for His Name.
shalom b'shem Yah'shua Hamashiach
But Lord Jesus Said to his disciples while they were going to preach Be as innocent as a dove and be as shroud as a snake
The impression I get, from talking to one Korean expat, is that the majority of S. Koreans blame Bush for dragging them into the conflict in Afghanistan and that plans were afoot to withdraw all their troops. Can anyone comment on whether this is accurate?
Karzai should put to death 10 imprisoned Taliban and then say release the South Korean hostages or more die. Don’t know if SK would like it, but obviously what is happening now is not getting them back.
Sadly, releasing one of the people the Taliban wants released in exchange for the hostages will result in more than 21 deaths.
Each Taliban barbarian released in all likelyhood will kills hundreds of people.
First, tell you friend to go figure out how to guard his country's northern border. I want all our U.S. troops there to come home now!
To your question, it may be accurate but it is anedotal. In other words, whoever you talked to may believe that but it is not representative of all thinking on the subject.
South Korea owes its existence to the U.S. Even if the U.S. is wrong in the Afghanistan conflict, Korea owes the U.S. its support. Not because the U.S. expects its but because it is the right thing to do.
Your friend sounds very young and irresponsible. Or perhaps he figures no matter what he does the U.S. will always come to the aid of his country.
He may be correct in that view - unless one day the U.S. is prevented from coming to anyone's aid because, say, a nuclear tipped warhead capable of reach the U.S. prevents it from doing so.
"We are NOT advocating that America should negotiate with them. We are advocating that America should declare itself defeated and bug out."
I agree with your sentiments. The SK expat I talked to is a young woman and quite a pacifist. But apparently she was correct about SK withdrawing its, uh, “forces” (all 210 of them) from Afghanistan. I just found the following article:
ROK to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as scheduled
www.chinaview.cn 2007-07-21 10:49:37
SEOUL, July 21 (Xinhua) — South Korea will withdraw its troops in Afghanistan by the end of this year as scheduled, South Korean Foreign Minister Song Min-soon said Saturday.
“The withdrawal will be conducted as scheduled,” said Song at a press briefing held at the Foreign Ministry.
The government has informed the National Assembly last year that the South Korean troops in Afghanistan will complete their missions and withdraw from Afghanistan by the end this year, he said, adding that the preparation for the withdrawal is underway.
According to Song, a total of 23 South Koreans were abducted by Afghan militants Thursday afternoon 150 km southwest of the capital city of Kabul.
A spokesman of the Taliban said earlier that they kidnapped 18 South Koreans. It was reported that Taliban threatens to kill the abducted if South Korean troops are not pulled out from the country.
South Korea has not “officially” received the Taliban demand, Song told reporters. However, he said the kidnapped South Koreans were believed to be safe as he wasn’t given any report specifically indicating they were harmed.
The South Korean government has tried to get information about the whereabouts of the kidnapped South Korean citizens, he added.
The South Korean government is seeking cooperation with the Afghani government and will send a delegation to Afghanistan on Saturday to deal with the incident, Song said.
According to the Foreign Ministry, most of the abducted were members of Saemmul Church in Seongnam, south of Seoul, and they entered Afghanistan on July 13 for volunteer work.
Following the kidnapping, the South Korean government decided on Saturday to ban South Koreans to travel to Afghanistan.
The 210-strong South Korean troops, mainly army engineers and medics, are now stationed in Afghanistan for non-combat reconstruction missions as part of U.S.-led coalition forces.
Margaret Hassan (Irish) was killed in Iraq by her captors:
The terrorists do not fear us.
Want this to end? Decimate the terrorists we hold.
Execute at least 1 of every 10.
or continue paying ransoms in the UK, German, and
Italian way, and be certain to reap more terror.
Caligula: “I don’t care if they hate us,
as long as they fear us.”
These muzzie slime inflict pain and suffering without pity.
They need to be dealt with without mercy.
There should be no excuse for a single of of them not to be hunted down and killed.