Skip to comments.Tape Shows Marine Hostage in Iraq(God help him)
Posted on 06/27/2004 2:16:30 PM PDT by dinok
BAGHDAD, Iraq An Arab satellite TV network broadcast a videotape Sunday showing a blindfolded man in military fatigues and said he was a U.S. Marine taken hostage in Iraq.
There was no immediate comment from the U.S. military, but the video showed a card identifying the man by a Pakistani name and as an "active duty" Marine. The man had a trimmed moustache and his eyes were covered with a white blindfold.
The Al-Jazeera network said the group claimed it infiltrated a Marine outpost, lured the man outside and abducted him. The station said the group demanded the release of all Iraqis "in occupation jails" or the man would be killed.
The group identified itself as "Islamic Response," the security wing of the "1920 Revolution Brigades" referring to the uprising against the British after World War I.
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Thanks for not turning that post into a mother-in-law joke,I am one!
Is the guy really a US Marine or a Pakistani?
Wondering how a Marine could be captured without several broken, bleeding bodies laying around the scene of the abduction.
Tracking chips as are used in expensive pets and horses and even in a club in Ibiza, Spain require that the device to sense them be in relatively close proximity- a few feet versus a few miles as possibly you're thinking. I've been watching this technology for a while- the limiting technology seems to be battery size.
Re: implanted tracking chip
Kind of gives new meaning to the word "LoJack" eh?
I pray for this man.
After what has gone on over there recently. Any soldier that allows himself to be taken is suicidal. I would fight to the last bullet, last knife, or last rock. I'd make the basturds kill me before being taken....23
He could be both. Foreigners who are legal residents of the U.S. can join the armed forces.
I'm not sure how well "CHURCHED" you are but you need to read Chapter 13 of Revellation in the KJV. The sentiment is worthy but the application of this technology carries with it consequences you need to consider thoughtfully!
I know what movie I was thinking of - 13 Rue Madeleine
Our insane Boston terrier is Lojacked, and it's not expensive at all.
The terrorist only perform these acts in an effort to obtain publicity from the world's media.
Ridicule and laughter has always been the best methods of destroying this method of warfare.
Laugh at how weak and frustrated these "men" are today!
These are not tactics of strong "men", but of feeble and weak children.
American women have much more power and know exactly how to control little boys.
Sorry Moose Limbs, this it is not working...
The marines will do what they are told to do and much to often recently they are being told to turn the other cheek. We did it in Fallujah and we did it in Najaf. These abductions and beheadings are the direct result of being weak in our actions in Iraq over the last couple of months. They now feel that they can do whatever they want and they will pay no price, as in Fallujah. I like Bush and I will vote for him in November but he has got to turn the soldiers loose and knock off this PC crap.
There's a small problem with your idea.
The chip doesn't work as advertised by the more panic-stricken members of FR. Basically, you have to have the equipment for getting a signal from the chip very close to the target--as in "tens of feet."
I'm wondering why they didn't have him speak and say his own name. Apparently the video clip is very brief, he's blindfolded and doesn't speak.
I'm still clinging to the hope that this isn't really a Marine. Maybe they snatched an ID card somehow and dressed someone up in camoflauge to "play the part". I noticed that, unlike the other Pakistani hostage taken today, those holding the "Marine" didn't give a deadline.
Maybe I'm grasping at straws, but ...
If this is supposed top be funny, its not working.
It's hard for me to believe that they infiltrated a Marine outpost and took a US Marine alive without suffering any casualties. I don't believe it.
I agree. I'd rather die fighting then be taken hostage. I hope every other soldier in Iraq realizes this now.