Skip to comments.US family pleas for couple missing in Afghanistan
Posted on 12/30/2012 2:08:29 PM PST by DJ MacWoW
KABUL (AP) - The family of an ailing, pregnant American woman missing in Afghanistan with her Canadian husband has broken months of silence over the mysterious case, making public appeals for the couple's safe return.
James Coleman, the father of 27-year-old Caitlan Coleman, told The Associated Press over the weekend that she was due to deliver in January and needed urgent medical attention for a liver ailment that required regular checkups. He said he and his wife, Lyn, last heard from their son-in-law Josh on Oct. 8 from an Internet cafe in what he described as an "unsafe" part of Afghanistan. The Colemans asked that Josh be identified by his first name only to protect his privacy.
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Hello, my long lost FRiend :)
What the heck were the idiots doing in that party of the world... even more so with the medical situation :p
idiots.. the whole lot of them..
DJ, wishing you and family Happy New Year and Safe Holidays :)
Stay safe, my FRiend :)
Odds are “Josh” has a Jewish last name
What a stupid naive thing to do, traveling over there to hang out with natives who hate your guts
Freaking damned idiots.
That being said, I hope they get back home safe and sound ASAP.
You really hope they are OK but what fool would take his pregnant wife to Afghanistan?
Who goes to a war torn country "seeking to help Afghans by joining an aid group after touring the region" while pregnant and with liver issues?!
Public school graduates?
They must have studied, “The making of Liberalism, how to kill the rest of your small mind”... :p
Find out who their travel agent was and avoid them at all costs. The locals are smart enough to know about libs and their ideas of what’s a good idea and what’s not but they still consider every outsider as a spy.
I wonder if Liberals idiots have a vacation guide telling them what a wonderful place is Afghanistan and the best place to Honeymoon is North Korea. Sheesh no doubt these are obama voters. Always going to countries where they hate us. She is married to an Canadian and foremost a liberal probably. I think if we have to keep rescuing these doofus the government needs to bill them for the trouble. Sorry there is no justification for being stupid.
Was this their travel agent?
I just can’t imagine what they were thinking. I believe in miracles but............
Written by the Flattened Earth Society’s Rachel Cory?
He looks like Santa Claus. I’d trust him for travel plans, wouldn’t you? ;-)
There will no longer be any weight loss surgery when Obamacare is fully implemented. Instead one year all expense stays at a North Korean health spa will be mandatory.
Sorry they are so stupid, but stupidity should have consequences. In direct relation to the act.
Removing or cushioning consequence resulted in the current gene pool.
I put more blame on the lack of education such as logic and reasoning AND a press that doesn’t tell the whole story. We’ve always had idiots but we used to educate them. Now we fill their heads with propaganda.
Liberals everywhere believe that they can get along in the most barbarous places on earth if they just smile and show that they have empathy with the murderous barbarians.
Idiots. Afghanistan? Tourism? And then when they get kidnapped, we send in SEALs or Delta. Last time we did for some do gooder liberal colorado doctor. A SEAL died in the effort. All that mattered was that he was rescued.
People like this are beyond selfish. They have the fun they want, and some 22 year old American kid, one of the best ones, has to risk death or maiming to save them.
and good to see you, also haven’t noticed you in a while.
Jeeze, we cancelled a trip to Puerto Rico, last year, because I wasn’t feeling great. Didn’t want to wind up in a hospital away from home. Who travels to these places with a serious medical condition and pregnant to boot? I, too ,hope they’re ok but stupid is an understatement here.
They have no idea where these two are. I can't imagine they'll try to mount a rescue. They were headed into the mountains.....a Taliban stronghold.
I still can't believe this. Who says to their pregnant wife "Let's go visit a dangerous country just for fun!"
The couple had embarked on a journey last July that took them to Russia, the central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and then finally to Afghanistan.
James Coleman, of York County, Pennsylvania, said he was not entirely sure what his daughter and her husband were doing in Afghanistan. But he surmised they may have been seeking to help Afghans by joining an aid group after touring the region...'I don't really know why they went there,"'he added. 'I assume it was more of the same, getting to know the local people, if they could find an NGO or someone they could work with in a little way.'
Fools!! Did they think their altruism for Third World poor and leftism would protect them? "See we're not like those Right Wing Americans Who Cling to Guns and Bibles!!" We're GOOD!! With that said, I hope they return home safely...
You’re right. Reality doesn’t exist for them.
I hope they are found safe too but....I just can’t get past this level of stupidity.
“Darwin Travel and Adventure Outfitters.” That would be a great name for an extreme travel business. Bungee jumping off Everest, petting sharks, paintball safaris in Africa...
No...probably Ivy league.
That’s not Santa Claus — that’s a sample of Cro-Magnon.
I wonder if AP has the Taliban spokesmouth on speed dial?
How does one call the Taliban spokesmouth?
Press Office of The White House?
LOL, that IS funny! (probably really close to the TRUTH also)
About 15 years ago (give or take a few), I was asked to donate to a young woman who was planning a “goodwill tour.” She planned to ride a motorcycle through Afghanistan and a few other hostile places. By herself. I don’t remember the time frame very well, but it was after the 1993 WTC bombing, and before 9/11/2001. I was tempted to donate, just to do my part for Darwin, but I resisted. I’ve often wondered if she grew a brain in time to avoid the trip.
No doubt... :p
These are the people who believe in unicorns and Atlantis. Their theme song is Kumbaya.
While I have sympathy for them as humans... their misguided beliefs put them in their position.. We each have options to the path me make. They took the wrong path :p
(I know, I am preaching to the choir here)..
I’m pretty sure she was planning to fuel the bike with unicorn farts.
Wow. Stupid human tricks
"We each have options to the path
You are but sometimes the jaw dropping ignorance just makes us shake our heads in unison. It’s hard to grasp that anyone can be that naive/stupid.
Oh absolutely! The exhaust looks like Skittles. ;-)
I do that too. lol
DJ, I’m not surprised by much any more.. Between the 60’s (Berkeley) crap (I was born in 1970) and what is happening today... all of the stupidity of the narrow minded idiots is jumping out and slapping us all across the face with a raw fish (mIRC days.. :p)..
The Communist manifesto has pretty much completed its goal of stupifying the USA population... worked pretty darn well too..
Do you think there is ANY chance we can recover without looking like Syria.. Cuba, Croatia, etc.. today? I honestly hope and pray it is possible.. but it is looking more bleak by the day (literally).. :/
I’m hoping that a 2nd Obama term brings some to their senses. Kids have been taught propaganda so it would have to be older people that wake up.
The article doesn’t specify of course, but you just KNOW they have to be liberals. I bet they were prepared to show the locals that not all Americans are like those evil, Christian right-wing conservatives. They were going to tell them that they aren’t like them, that they are progressive, tolerant, and kind. They don’t want war; they want to sit down and talk it out. Then the Taliban terrorists laughed in their faces and took them anyway.
That said, morons that they are, if they really wanted to volunteer over there, they should have done so with a large humanitarian group where there would be protection, not solo. Also, they shouldn’t have gone while she’s pregnant with a liver condition to a country with absymal healthcare! I hope they are found, and I feel for her family. I have a feeling they were killed by some of the very people they went to help.
Totally OT here.. but, I learned to type because, back in the day, to be able to enact a ‘cheat code’ in a game, we had like a 5 second time limit to type it all in before the next ‘interrupt’ started. hehe.. (this was like around 1980 or so..
Made me learn where the heck the letters on the keyboard really quick :D
Sadly, out of habit, we all seem to tend to type in stuff that we are used to typing in more than stuff we mean to type in ;) .. not saying I am a narcissist for typing in ME instead of WE ... :)
According to Hazrat Janan, the head of the provincial council in Afghanistan's Wardak province, the two were abducted in Wardak in an area about 25 miles west of the capital Kabul. They were passing through Wardak while traveling from Ghazni province south of Kabul to the capital.
He said they were believed to have been taken from one district in Wardak to a second and then into Ghazni.
I have vision problems so I don’t see it until I post it.