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Soldiers capture kidnapper, free hostage ("Thank you, America" says freed hostage)
Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | 10-14-07 | Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

Posted on 10/14/2007 1:45:54 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy

Soldiers capture kidnapper, free hostage Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division Soldiers captured a kidnapper and freed a hostage being held for ransom Oct. 9 after being tipped off by residents of Northern Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood.

Members of the 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, conducted the operation which freed Majhid Hamid Majeed, a 33-year-old shop owner and father of five, from the confines of the tiny, squalid room where he was being held hostage.

Majeed had been abducted the previous day by kidnappers who beat him and threatened to kill him unless his family paid a $10,000 ransom. As word about the kidnapping spread through the community, a Concerned Citizen called a local tip line with information about the identities of the kidnappers.

A platoon from Troop C, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry was on patrol when the tip came in. The patrol was immediately redirected to the residence the kidnappers were supposedly using as their base. When the Soldiers burst through the door, the kidnapper who was guarding Majeed literally jumped out of his shoes and made a break for the roof, said Hot Springs, Ark., native Staff Sgt. Jeremy Hand. The Soldiers caught him before he could make it out of the house.

A search of the house quickly located Majeed, who was lying on a cot in a small room. Until the moment the Soldiers came into the room, Majeed was sure he was going to be killed, he said. When the Soldiers’ interpreter explained to Majeed that he was being rescued, the shop owner hugged and kissed him.

“Thank you America!” he exclaimed.

When their search was complete, the Soldiers brought Majeed, the detainee and evidence taken from the house back to their base at Coalition Outpost Apache. Later that evening the Soldiers brought Majeed’s brother and a cousin to see him, and the three of them shared a long hug together when they were reunited.

For Orlando, Fla., native Spc. Thomas Anderson, a medic who had taken part in the operation, seeing Majeed reunited with his family was a gratifying sight.

“This guy has got five kids, and he gets to go home to them tonight because of us. That makes you feel pretty good,” Anderson said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: frwn; goodnews; heroes; iraq; liberation; nonyt; thankyouamerica
I wonder which Dem candidate will be the first to share this heartwarming story with a campaign audience.

/Just kidding.

1 posted on 10/14/2007 1:45:55 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy
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To: atomic conspiracy

Thank you for this great article.
When good people work and fight together, evil has no chance.


2 posted on 10/14/2007 1:48:42 AM PDT by SolidWood ("I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.")
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To: atomic conspiracy
I can’t wait to see a report on this on ABC, CBS, NBC.\s

Harry Reid says...Don’t listen to this! The war is lost! Its hopeless.
If its hopeless then why would Iraqi’s be snitching on insurgent kidnappers?

3 posted on 10/14/2007 2:49:55 AM PDT by madconserv (Jesus take the wheel- Dream ticket- Thompson\Hunter)
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To: atomic conspiracy
wonder which Dem candidate will be the first to share this heartwarming story with a campaign audience.

All of them, just after Reid or Murtha accuses the Soldiers of murdering the kidnappers. Hell, we may even hear about it on CNN after that too.

4 posted on 10/14/2007 2:55:21 AM PDT by txroadkill ( http://iraqstar.org)
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To: madconserv
I can’t wait to see a report on this on ABC, CBS, NBC.\s

Soldiers burst through the door, the kidnapper who was guarding Majeed literally jumped out of his shoes and made a break for the roof, said Hot Springs, Ark., native Staff Sgt. Jeremy Hand.

ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NEW YORK TIMES, et al. Headlines:

US Soldiers force Iraqi citizen to remove his shows and then stand on hot roof, film at 11.

5 posted on 10/14/2007 3:04:09 AM PDT by txroadkill ( http://iraqstar.org)
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To: txroadkill
shows=shoes

Damnit, Free Republic needs an edit button!

6 posted on 10/14/2007 3:06:12 AM PDT by txroadkill ( http://iraqstar.org)
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To: txroadkill
Proof read my FRiend, proof read. US soldiers torture Iraqi citizen to give up kidnappers. That would make front page headlines! Thats what it would take!
7 posted on 10/14/2007 3:27:27 AM PDT by madconserv (Jesus take the wheel- Dream ticket- Thompson\Hunter)
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To: armymarinemom; freema; cindy-true-supporter; trooprally; floramacdonald; concretebob; BufordP; ...

Ping!


8 posted on 10/14/2007 4:22:36 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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To: atomic conspiracy

the Soldiers brought Majeed, the detainee and evidence taken from the house back to their base at Coalition Outpost Apache......

I wonder if the evidence was just pertaining to the kidnapping or if there might be some AL Quada evidence lying around? They have been kidnapping citizens and asking for ransoms to pay for their bombs and such.


9 posted on 10/14/2007 4:47:26 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: atomic conspiracy

BTTT


10 posted on 10/14/2007 5:29:09 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: txroadkill
ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NEW YORK TIMES, et al. Headlines:

US Soldiers force Iraqi citizen to remove his shoes and then stand on hot roof, film at 11.

Don't forget US SOLDIERS BURST INTO HOME, TERRIFY OCCUPANT and the follow up special: WHAT WARRANT? NO 4TH AMENDMENT PROTECTION FOR IRAQI CITIZENS

11 posted on 10/14/2007 6:24:04 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: atomic conspiracy

thanks for posting


12 posted on 10/14/2007 6:53:05 AM PDT by RDTF (Proud member of the lunatic fringe)
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To: Albion Wilde; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...

This is wonderful news, but count me among the cynics on this thread. I shall not hold my breath waiting for American media to share this Iraqi’s gratitude. I could hold my breath, however, while I wait for the left to find some reason to put these soldiers in prison to execute their cause.

(Yes, I am holding a grudge against traitors to this country, and no, I will never let it go.)


13 posted on 10/14/2007 6:56:29 AM PDT by freema (Still stoked about Hamdania. It ain't over.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Do you think you have 4th amendment rights in the USA?


14 posted on 10/14/2007 7:06:01 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? ((Ok, Im the official Pit Bull Defender/If you can't stand behind our troops, stand in front of them.)
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To: txroadkill

I don’t know, that would make it more like the congressional record then:)


15 posted on 10/14/2007 7:18:18 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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16 posted on 10/14/2007 7:21:50 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: atomic conspiracy

I love it when a plan comes together!

What a great story — thanks for posting it!

Kidnapping must be a very difficult profession — particularly when the US Army puts all these obstacles in the way of a man just trying to make a dishonest living. I can’t imagine the stress they must be under: it must be terrible. These kidnappers deserve a long, all-expenses-paid vacation at Uncle Sam’s expense.

Gitmo is the perfect place for a kidnapper’s holiday: long, sun-soaked hours on a Carribbean island paradise, five-star cage accommodation, award-winning cuisine, designer orange wardrobe, and countless hours of aquatic sports like waterboarding.

Paradise on earth! They’ll forget all about their 72 virgins once they visit Gitmo.


17 posted on 10/14/2007 7:44:29 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

God bless our servicemen.


18 posted on 10/14/2007 8:08:17 AM PDT by jer33 3
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To: When do we get liberated?
Do you think you have 4th amendment rights in the USA?

Only if seeking an abortion.

19 posted on 10/14/2007 8:34:28 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: atomic conspiracy

Outstanding!

It’s great to read of the positive things happening in Iraq. Thanks for posting.


20 posted on 10/14/2007 8:45:03 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: All

Did this make the headlines in your home town newspaper?


21 posted on 10/14/2007 10:00:33 AM PDT by ChessExpert (Reagan dismantled the Russian empire of 21 conquered nations)
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To: When do we get liberated?
"Do you think you have 4th amendment rights in the USA?"

Absolutely yes!

I put it to test recently. Some friends and I were in my backyard hanging by the pool drinking beer and the cable company guys jumped my backyard fence. I took after them like a rabid dog and barked them off my property. They called the police. The police arrived 15 minutes later, walked up my driveway, and then opened my back wooden gate and started to come into my backyard. I jumped up and met them at the gate and asked to see their warrant. They said they had none and I told them they had to get off my property. I walked the police all the way out to the front of my house and told them they can stay on the sidewalk but come no further. They knew I was drunk and they would have loved to taken me down. But I had the 4th amendment on my side and they knew it, and I knew it, and they knew I knew it. This was in Houston, TX.

22 posted on 10/14/2007 10:31:28 AM PDT by avacado (Republicans Destroyed Democrats' Most Cherished Institution: SLAVERY!)
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To: ChessExpert
Here is the reporting the we should be hearing on a daily basis:

Today our brave men and women continued their valiant effort to stop the barbaric terrorists from their dastardly work. Our men and women killed and captured hundreds of these subhumans who were engaged in unspeakable acts of torture, murder, rape, and sabotage. In most cases, the cowardly terrorists ran and hid behind innocent women and children. Our brave men and women were supported by many brave Iraqis who despise the barbarian terrorists. Our contractors also continued to provide incredible support to our military, diplomatic staff, and foreign diplomats. Today was proclaimed another “Thank god for America” day.

Meanwhile on the homefront, the despicable dims continued their drumbeat of “down with America, despise for our brave men and women, and support of the Iraqi freedom fighters.” However, our President remained steadfast in his determination to protect the country from the barbarians and criticized the loathsome dims for mixing politics with the vital role of protecting our country.

23 posted on 10/14/2007 10:37:06 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: avacado

Wow, great story Thanks!

And this Iraqi/American story...Fantastic; and our Soldiers in Iraq are thanked every day by Iraqis for being there protecting them and us.


24 posted on 10/14/2007 10:43:21 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: avacado

“They knew I was drunk and they would have loved to taken me down.”

That’s a crime on your own property?

And what gave the cable people the idea they could run through your property, especially when you were right there with other people?

Strange times we live in...


25 posted on 10/14/2007 10:48:53 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. Orwell)
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To: atomic conspiracy

I wonder when the ACLU will ask if the soldiers had a search warrant?


26 posted on 10/14/2007 11:23:46 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (My Freedom of speech trumps your feelings!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
“They knew I was drunk and they would have loved to taken me down.”

That’s a crime on your own property?

No it's not a crime, but it did give me a smart mouth to which they would have loved to have hand cuffed me and taken me down. That was to point of me saying I had been drinking. If wasn't for the 4th amendment, the police would have hog whipped me just for pleasure, but they knew they were on my property without a warrant. The 4th amendment works.

"And what gave the cable people the idea they could run through your property, especially when you were right there with other people?"

The cable runs underground along the easement. They have access when ever they want to the easement.

27 posted on 10/14/2007 11:34:54 AM PDT by avacado (Republicans Destroyed Democrats' Most Cherished Institution: SLAVERY!)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Go! All American division.


28 posted on 10/14/2007 12:55:01 PM PDT by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Great article. Thanks for posting it!


29 posted on 10/14/2007 1:39:00 PM PDT by pattty (Duncan Hunter 2008!)
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To: atomic conspiracy
Thank you America!” he exclaimed.

That brought tears of joy to my eyes. It should be played on all TV networks and published in every paper in America. Of course, I know it won't be. It's so gratifying to know that locals are starting to roll over on people they know are working with the enemy. God Bless our troops, and may He protect them and continue to reveal the whereabouts of the enemy!

30 posted on 10/14/2007 2:28:35 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (Some elected people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them!!!)
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To: atomic conspiracy

>> When the Soldiers burst through the door, ...
>> ...
>> [told he was being] rescued, the shop owner hugged and kissed him.
>> “Thank you America!” he exclaimed.

Quite different than the stories about midnight rampages described by some in Congress.


31 posted on 10/14/2007 2:34:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: atomic conspiracy

bump


32 posted on 10/14/2007 4:02:35 PM PDT by lowbridge (All I Have To Say Is....KERMIT THE FROG IS IN SESAME STREET GOD DAMNIT!)
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To: atomic conspiracy
“Thank you America!” he exclaimed.

That makes me get all teary eyed.

Our troops are just fantastic. Love them all.

33 posted on 10/14/2007 4:57:32 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: madconserv
I can’t wait to see a report on this on ABC, CBS, NBC.\s

What they will say, and the demonrats as well, is that this guy would not have been in any danger if the US wasn't there in the first place.

WE are the reason things have deteriorated to this point, don't you know.

34 posted on 10/14/2007 5:00:55 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: atomic conspiracy

I remember seeing a video of American Forces rescuing some Italian hostages. The looks on their faces was indescribable.


35 posted on 10/14/2007 5:22:04 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: SolidWood

“Thank you America!” he exclaimed

He is not thanking Democrats.

just the rest of us.

this is exactly why we must never let a Democrat have any Government position.


36 posted on 10/14/2007 6:33:22 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: atomic conspiracy; Fred Nerks; USF; Just A Nobody; Former Dodger; AmericanArchConservative; ...
“Thank you America! he exclaimed.

.

God Bless our Troops!

Thank you for posting this great story!

37 posted on 10/14/2007 8:03:00 PM PDT by jan in Colorado (“we need to move away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party” -- Duncan Hunter June 5,2007)
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To: atomic conspiracy
When the Soldiers’ interpreter explained to Majeed that he was being rescued, the shop owner hugged and kissed him. “Thank you America!” he exclaimed.

Someone in the PR Dept in the Green Zone ought to have this guy on the Iraqi evening news repeating his rescue story.

38 posted on 10/14/2007 10:13:42 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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