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Family reveals American vanished in Afghanistan two years ago
CNN ^ | January 5, 2017 | By Peter Bergen

Posted on 01/05/2017 3:17:32 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

(CNN)Some time in May 2014, Paul Overby, an American writer in his 70's, disappeared as he was traveling between Khost in Afghanistan and North Waziristan in Pakistan -- a region rife with the Taliban and terror groups such as al Qaeda.

He has not been heard from since.

On Wednesday, his wife went public for the first time with his disappearance, providing a statement to CNN and other media outlets. . .

Overby's wife, who asked not to be identified by name, last heard from her husband on May 16, 2014, as he was preparing to cross the border into Pakistan. Until then, they had spoken every day on the phone.

Overby, who frequently traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan and was writing a book about the current war in Afghanistan, was on his way to interview Siraj Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani network, which is a component of the Taliban and is responsible for many of most lethal bombing attacks in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

In 2015, Haqqani was appointed deputy leader of the Taliban. The US State Department is offering a $10 million reward for information about him.

Prior to his disappearance, Overby had spent one month in Kabul and a month in Khost, an Afghan province close to the Pakistani border where the Haqqani network has a strong presence. . .

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


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1 posted on 01/05/2017 3:17:32 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What an idiot


2 posted on 01/05/2017 3:21:47 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Note to everyone: Do not go to Afghanistan. Also avoid hiking in Iran. And before anyone tries it, do not cycle across Syria.


3 posted on 01/05/2017 3:22:07 PM PST by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Dumbass American travels to Islamic hellholes and disappears.

I’m shocked it happened. NOT!


4 posted on 01/05/2017 3:23:44 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Note to self: don’t take a vacation in Waziristan.


5 posted on 01/05/2017 3:24:22 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It is best to see Afghanistan and Pakistan through a bombsight.


6 posted on 01/05/2017 3:25:14 PM PST by Navy Patriot (America, a Rule of Mob nation)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Isn’t that kinda like cruising Martin Luther King Blvd after dark?


7 posted on 01/05/2017 3:26:21 PM PST by umgud
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To: Brad from Tennessee

No fool like and old fool.


8 posted on 01/05/2017 3:28:23 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And the state department is going to waste $10 for mere information about this idiot???


9 posted on 01/05/2017 3:28:50 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (I support a woman's right to lose.)
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To: BinaryBoy
Do not go to Afghanistan...Iran...Syria, Libya, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Somalia, Sowdee Arabia, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, The Netherlands, France, England, Ferguson, Chicago etc etc etc
10 posted on 01/05/2017 3:29:40 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
... as he was preparing to cross the border into Pakistan.

Where is that cat pic with the WTF look on its face?

11 posted on 01/05/2017 3:30:09 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (HTTP 500 - Internal Server Error)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I see what you did there...


12 posted on 01/05/2017 3:30:45 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (HTTP 500 - Internal Server Error)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I've visited some rather funky places in my day but Third World active war zones ain't among them.
13 posted on 01/05/2017 4:09:09 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Deplorables' Lives Matter)
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To: BinaryBoy

And avoid North Korea.


14 posted on 01/05/2017 4:13:56 PM PST by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: BinaryBoy
Note to everyone: Do not go to Afghanistan. Also avoid hiking in Iran. And before anyone tries it, do not cycle across Syria.

Same advice I give people and include Mexico in that list.

15 posted on 01/05/2017 4:31:48 PM PST by Inyo-Mono
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Overby's wife, who asked not to be identified by name, last heard from her husband on May 16, 2014, as he was preparing to cross the border into Pakistan

Interesting....May 2014 was when Obama released 5 hardline Taliban from Gitmo in an effort to get Bowe Bergdahl. By May 31 he had our troops meet with the Taliban to pick up Bergdahl.

16 posted on 01/05/2017 4:37:31 PM PST by piasa
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Sounds like a CIA guy sent by Obama to try to rescue Bergdahl.


17 posted on 01/05/2017 4:42:26 PM PST by piasa
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He’s so famous he doesn’t have a Wikipedia page.


18 posted on 01/05/2017 4:56:15 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo."--Donald Trump)
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To: BinaryBoy

“Note to everyone:
Do not go to Afghanistan.
Also avoid hiking in Iran.
And before anyone tries it, do not cycle across Syria.”

Or go hitch-hiking across Turkey to prove that tales of Islamic men raping western women is a Media lie.


19 posted on 01/05/2017 5:38:11 PM PST by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"Now lishen to me, you benighted muckersh!"


20 posted on 01/05/2017 5:53:17 PM PST by Oratam
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