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Times Reporter Escapes Taliban After 7 Months
THE NEW YORK TIMES ^ | June 20, 2009 | NY Times

Posted on 06/21/2009 8:53:15 PM PDT by Selmore

David Rohde, a New York Times reporter who was kidnapped by the Taliban, escaped Friday night and made his way to freedom after more than seven months of captivity in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Until now, the kidnapping has been kept quiet by The Times and other media organizations out of concern for the men’s safety.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: escape; hostages; journalist; nyt; pakistan; rohde; taliban
Look everybody.

They know how to keep a secret. Who knew?

But I'm glad they are safe.

1 posted on 06/21/2009 8:53:15 PM PDT by Selmore
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To: Selmore

book research


2 posted on 06/21/2009 8:55:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: Selmore
Glad he's safe -- even if a Times reporter, he's still an American.

Will this change his mind about, ahem, "freedom fighters"?

(When was the last time a bunch of evangelicals in, say, the Rocky Mountains kidnapped a Times reporter and held him by force of arms for months?)

Cheers!

3 posted on 06/21/2009 8:55:33 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Ditto.


4 posted on 06/21/2009 8:56:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: hoosiermama
I say it flunks the smell test and you have put your finger on the reason.
5 posted on 06/21/2009 8:58:10 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Selmore

It’s easy to escape from the Islamofascists as long as you just keep your head.


6 posted on 06/21/2009 8:59:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out? Are you scared yet?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Yelp.


7 posted on 06/21/2009 9:04:47 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

There’s a whole list of things they’ve published while our men are at war that I wished they wouldn’t have. They weren’t concerned for safety then.
Heck. Even our President once asked them to keep a secret for awhile and they turned him down.
I mean Former Pres Bush, not Obammagheddon.


8 posted on 06/21/2009 9:05:18 PM PDT by Selmore (Leave the gun, take the canoli)
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To: Selmore

The first American death in the Afghanistan War was Michael Spann. He was the CIA agent who was at the prison fort outside of Mazar-i-Sharif when the Taliban prisoners launched an attack and took over the fort. Before his death had been confirmed, Spann’s parents asked the MSM to refrain from publicizing the fact that Spann was a CIA agent because it would have put Spann’s life at risk. The MSM, however, refused to do this. Apparently though, special dispensations will be granted if you are part of the club.


9 posted on 06/21/2009 9:09:04 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: grey_whiskers
Glad he's safe -- even if a Times reporter, he's still an American

I'm glad he's safe, too - but if there is anyone left in the FBI with any brains they will keep a close eye on him.

10 posted on 06/21/2009 9:16:44 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Nope. Not gonna do it.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I doubt his captors were the Taliban. C’mon, ho many people have escaped from them? And the driver wasn’t hurt? Don’t they usually just shoot the Afghani driver and/or bodyguards and grab the Westerners? More than likely these guys were some local tribesmen who specialize in kidnappings for profit. The ransom was paid, and they were conveniently allowed to escape- right near a Pakistani outpost no less.


11 posted on 06/21/2009 9:17:14 PM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: vbmoneyspender

Damn. See, thats just what I thinking.
Thanks for your info
That poor family.
The media are scum suckers for the most part.


12 posted on 06/21/2009 9:19:59 PM PDT by Selmore (Leave the gun, take the canoli)
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To: Krankor

The ransom was paid, and they were conveniently allowed to escape

It’d be funny if they were paid in NY Times stock.

“Allah Akbar, this paper isn’t worth camel dung!”


13 posted on 06/21/2009 9:26:39 PM PDT by Selmore (Leave the gun, take the canoli)
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To: Selmore

So, the Times keeps secrets for itself, eh?


14 posted on 06/21/2009 9:31:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

yup


15 posted on 06/21/2009 9:32:35 PM PDT by Selmore (Leave the gun, take the canoli)
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Yeah. And the tooth fairy visited our little home last night. Why would terrorists capture a Times reporter? They know that,de facto, the Times is on their side.
16 posted on 06/21/2009 9:37:40 PM PDT by Godwin1 (O)
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To: Selmore
It’d be funny if they were paid in NY Times stock.

LOL

.

17 posted on 06/21/2009 9:53:40 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Selmore

Very impressive, and he did it without an Iron Man suit.


18 posted on 06/21/2009 9:54:21 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Selmore

I heard the food was fantastic!


19 posted on 06/21/2009 10:09:53 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Selmore
“Look everybody.

They know how to keep a secret. Who knew?

But I'm glad they are safe. “

Evidently the only lives not worth saving are those of our brave soldiers and intelligence forces that have been tossed to the wolves by this same bunch of traitorous,self-congratulating, hypocritical gods of the New York Slimes.

Why have we not seen a brave prosecutor go after these self appointed and anointed gatekeepers of our collective moral conscience?

20 posted on 06/21/2009 10:38:55 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Selmore

either ransom was paid or he was doing research for a book and was let go. Follow the money...


21 posted on 06/22/2009 6:37:05 AM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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