Skip to comments.Family reveals American vanished in Afghanistan two years ago
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. . .
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What an idiot
Note to everyone: Do not go to Afghanistan. Also avoid hiking in Iran. And before anyone tries it, do not cycle across Syria.
Dumbass American travels to Islamic hellholes and disappears.
I’m shocked it happened. NOT!
Note to self: don’t take a vacation in Waziristan.
It is best to see Afghanistan and Pakistan through a bombsight.
Isn’t that kinda like cruising Martin Luther King Blvd after dark?
No fool like and old fool.
And the state department is going to waste $10 for mere information about this idiot???
Where is that cat pic with the WTF look on its face?
I see what you did there...
And avoid North Korea.
Same advice I give people and include Mexico in that list.
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.
Sounds like a CIA guy sent by Obama to try to rescue Bergdahl.
He’s so famous he doesn’t have a Wikipedia page.
“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.
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