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U.S. SOLDIER MISSING IN BAGHDAD - U.S. MILITARY
Reuters (excerpt) ^ | October 23, 2006

Posted on 10/23/2006 2:19:16 PM PDT by HAL9000

U.S. SOLDIER MISSING IN BAGHDAD - U.S. MILITARY

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdad; iraq; missingsoldier
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To: Joe Boucher
If captured he'll be beheaded and drug through the streets ...

Trust CNN to be the first with the video.

51 posted on 10/23/2006 3:07:40 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Joe Boucher; armymarinemom

I knew why you were reacting like you did...

I saw your post to her..and I am sure she understands.

I am going to concentrate with you and others, on this thread...to praying to get this soldier back.

All of you family members of troops that are over there now, or have lost their loved one over there are going through a LOT...and we understand the fear and frustration you all have.


52 posted on 10/23/2006 3:11:10 PM PDT by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: Joe Boucher
I feel terrible as armymarinemom admonished me for stating what I felt. She asked to not get into this on this thread. I meant no disrespect. I pray for the safe return of this hero but I fear the worst.

You said what you feel. Sometimes its easy to forget that we have people here who are close to the situation. Its hard because we have the legitimate reality discussion to do and at the same time are talking about friends and families.
53 posted on 10/23/2006 3:12:01 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: HAL9000; Admin Moderator

You might want to get the admin to change the title of the thread. This is NOT a US soldier who is missing


54 posted on 10/23/2006 3:12:27 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: HAL9000

God bless all our Troops and may they find this soldier unharmed.


55 posted on 10/23/2006 3:14:29 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Arkinsaw

my anger is that my nephew died near fallujah.


56 posted on 10/23/2006 3:16:20 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: OldFriend
Surely you are not serious about the nazi's.

Actually... I'd back that up. The average German officer or soldier still had an understanding of a certain warrior's honor. The Germans did horrific things, but they did treat our POW's with a basic warrior's respect. Much better than they did with the jews, for certain.

I wouldn't defend the Nazis, but I think it is obvious that they were much more ~human~ than our ROP adversaries. These muslims are a far cry from even being considered human. They are mere parasites on humanity, and have no honor.

57 posted on 10/23/2006 3:17:28 PM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1600 knives and counting!)
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To: mystery-ak

I am praying hard for this soldier. Please God, Please, Holy Mary Mother.


58 posted on 10/23/2006 3:19:23 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: boxerblues

"The missing service member is an Army translator, and the initial report is that he may have been abducted, said a military official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity because the information was not cleared for release."

From Fox News


59 posted on 10/23/2006 3:19:59 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Your nephew died a hero...I am sorry for your loss and could only imagine your feelings.


60 posted on 10/23/2006 3:20:18 PM PDT by halo66
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To: HAL9000

Prayers for a safe return.


61 posted on 10/23/2006 3:25:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: BluH2o
The bastardly dumb shits in MSM must KNOW that the various gangs of sunni or shiite gangs are now in a game of oneupmanship -- gaining bragging rights from who can get their "snuff an American" video on American television....

CNN and other alphabet networks have earned the eternal contempt of the American warrior and hopefully the American public...

Perhaps I'll live long enough to see that contempt translated into a gratifying "consequence" for the sonsuvbitches, who hide behind the title "journalist".

Most Americans are too young or too poorly educated to see the repeat of the 60s/70's - with Leftists and Media working together to achieve with "popular opinion" what their Communist allies couldn't achieve on the battlefield...

Then the media was allied with Communists, now it's Leftists/Democrats and Communists in partnership with Islamists..

Semper Fi
62 posted on 10/23/2006 3:25:13 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Joe Boucher

I'm not angry, believe me I understand frustration and all that goes with it. Our youngest is deployed over there.


63 posted on 10/23/2006 3:25:45 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: HAL9000

May GOD SAFELY and quickly return this soldier to his friends and family. In Jesus' name... AMEN

LLS


64 posted on 10/23/2006 3:25:51 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: tobyhill

Really,Inside a TV station.


65 posted on 10/23/2006 3:27:01 PM PDT by fatima
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To: HAL9000
Not good news. Must have been what all the fireworks were about last evening in Baghdad.

If he's a Christian, and can get to what is left of the Christian "quarter," he will have a good chance of survival.

If he's a Muslim, it's hard to say which way he should go.

I will pray for his safe return.

5.56mm

66 posted on 10/23/2006 3:27:02 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: tobyhill
The missing service member is an Army translator...

I pray for his family and his safe return.
67 posted on 10/23/2006 3:28:08 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: HAL9000

Prayers for our fighter friend. God help and his family get thru this.
PLEASE stop this madness!

Amen


68 posted on 10/23/2006 3:28:41 PM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: HAL9000
Hi All,

I heard this disheartening bit of news and I started thinking.

And before I start, let me stipulate firmly that I am a firm supporter of the War on Terror and believe in our mission as stated by the President.

That being said, and we're all friends here, right? But I am getting concerned about this insurgency and no I am not the Lamestream Media or Dan Rather. During this month 86 American soldiers were killed? EIGHTY SIX?

Yes I know war means casualties but these soldiers were not engaged in combat as I understand it. It appears that the ""insurgents" or whatever they are, are getting into places and pulling off killings that they really shouldn't be.

As I see the problem, we manage to get the Iraqi police trained and we've got Iran, Saudi Arabia and other nefarious regimes essentially bribing these guys. "Hey, Ahmad, how much you making as a police cadet?" I can hear the whisper. "I'll give you ten thousand American dollars right here if you leave a little bomb inside the police station (OR...insert any other place here)".

Money is the weapon of mass destruction. Given enough money, and the Arab countries have plenty of it via oil revenue, one can buy anything. Thus what it all boils down to is that it increasingly appears that the Iraqs themselves aren't willing to do the job.

Now I know we might have one hundred Iraqi police cadets all honest and trained and dedicated to civilized behavior in their country. But it only takes one bribee to do an amazing amount of damage.

I need a pep talk; reassurance. It's evident that Bush is concerned as he is calling in the Generals and getting an update.

Not to stereotype or anything, heh, but Arabs are notoriously corrupt, their culture is nothing like western culture and LIE...Lord they live to lie.

Help me out here. It breaks my heart to hear of our soldiers dying all because Iraqi civilians themselves can't get along or because so many accept bribes and deal in deceit and lies. Now this poor missing soldier...I'm telling you folks, the American people are simply not going to tolerate us being babysitters for a bunch of adults who act like terrorist children. That includes truly dedicated folks like our own fine selves.

69 posted on 10/23/2006 3:28:51 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Ramius
The Germans did horrific things, but they did treat our POW's with a basic warrior's respect.

They didn't treat Soviet POW's that way. I'd say the Nazis treated the Americans and British much the way Islamists treat Westernized Muslims - as misguided folk who have fallen from the True Path, but still a part of the same culture. The untermensch, on the other hand, got the same treatment that Westerners, Christians, Hindus, and Jews are getting from Islamists.

And yes, there was a professional officer corps in the Wehrmacht which was undoubtedly horrified by the excesses of the SS. But just as Pakistani military officers today aren't prepared to go so far as to hand Al Qaeda members over to the CIA, so the Wehrmacht wasn't prepared to go so far as to topple Hitler just because he was running death camps.

70 posted on 10/23/2006 3:29:15 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: tobyhill

From the release "A Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier" which in 99.9% of the time is not a US soldier as the title of thread claims, An Army Translator is more than likely an Iraqi.


71 posted on 10/23/2006 3:30:21 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: HAL9000

I find it hard to believe that a soldier would be by himself and in a position to be abducted.


72 posted on 10/23/2006 3:32:32 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: fatima

That's what John Roberts was reporting and he went on to say that while they found weapons the US and Iraqi military was very professional.


73 posted on 10/23/2006 3:36:00 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: tobyhill

Shut them down.I am going to put this on.


74 posted on 10/23/2006 3:37:59 PM PDT by fatima
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To: halo66

I used to support all folks search for their religion, I'm not so supportive now. It's unfortunate.


75 posted on 10/23/2006 3:39:55 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Allegra; hegemony; kkmo9

Allegra,,Do you have any info,?
Prayers Up.


76 posted on 10/23/2006 3:41:55 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Joe Boucher

Joe I am so sorry for your family's loss....my son is also serving in Iraq near Basra.....


77 posted on 10/23/2006 3:42:01 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: armymarinemom

I'm certain your youngest is a wonderful hero. One you are proud of. I pray your child comes home safe and sound to their moms hugs.
What type of job is it yor youngest does?There are many from cook to mechanic to tank person to pilot to grunt. All are in my prayers. All give it their best and all have family.
Be brave and strong and never let your child feel your concerns, only your strength. They need it now like never before.


78 posted on 10/23/2006 3:45:03 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

bttt


79 posted on 10/23/2006 3:47:24 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: fatima
My guess is that the US military suspects that John Roberts may have spilled some beans to this Iraqi TV station that ultimately lead to the soldier missing. Roberts may have offered him up as a translator for service to what Roberts may have thought was a legitimate group. It's just too coincidental that Roberts just happens to be embedded with this same unit and the military raids a TV station in connection with the missing soldier. It fits right in to terrorist propaganda and getting a story to a station like CNN.
80 posted on 10/23/2006 3:50:45 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: HAL9000

Minutes count, prayers for a quick rescue.

TT


81 posted on 10/23/2006 4:04:29 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: tobyhill

If this is true, he should be tried and executed as a traitor!


82 posted on 10/23/2006 4:06:53 PM PDT by Angelas
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To: boxerblues

FNC is reporting that he is an American soldier --- Army translator.


83 posted on 10/23/2006 4:07:06 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: tobyhill
It just happens CNN's John Roberts is embedded with that unit

What's the unit, please? Thanks.

84 posted on 10/23/2006 4:11:24 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: onyx

crap that changes everything


85 posted on 10/23/2006 4:12:45 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: tobyhill

Your right.It doesn't add up.I can't find anything on CNN yet.


86 posted on 10/23/2006 4:12:58 PM PDT by fatima
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To: onyx

I had to turn off the TV.....Shep and his dramatics about the "horrible mess" in Iraq is just more than I can stand right now. I swear he was reading the DNC talking points....complete with a soundbite from Biden.


87 posted on 10/23/2006 4:13:18 PM PDT by Jrabbit (Scuse me??)
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To: boxerblues


No military confirmation posted here?


88 posted on 10/23/2006 4:14:29 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: Jrabbit

I heard that too --- and I am sick to death of Biden.
*click*


89 posted on 10/23/2006 4:15:08 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: do the dhue

Absolutely.


90 posted on 10/23/2006 4:16:07 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Joe Boucher
my anger is that my nephew died near fallujah.

I am sorry for your loss. I am very lucky. My best friend came home safely, at least in body. I did spend a year hitting refresh on my browser looking at every picture and every news report constantly worrying. So I am not "totally" remote from it. You said what you felt.
91 posted on 10/23/2006 4:16:25 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: fatima

It's coming up after the commercial on CNN situation room.


92 posted on 10/23/2006 4:17:06 PM PDT by fatima
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To: onyx; tobyhill

He is a U.S. soldier. The TV station isn't tied in the way you are going with it toby. I'm with you all the way on booting the CNN reporters, but this isn't a case of what you're thinking.


93 posted on 10/23/2006 4:17:42 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: HAL9000
Related to the airstrikes in the city last night?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1723973/posts

94 posted on 10/23/2006 4:18:14 PM PDT by fso301
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To: tongue-tied; boxerblues

Another confirmation.


95 posted on 10/23/2006 4:19:28 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: onyx

http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6719&Itemid=21


96 posted on 10/23/2006 4:19:41 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: tongue-tied

Thanks tongue-tied.


97 posted on 10/23/2006 4:20:19 PM PDT by fatima
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To: tongue-tied


Thank you. :(


98 posted on 10/23/2006 4:20:22 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: unkus
Yeah, those experiments they performed on POW's and Jews were for the good of mankind and very comfortable for participants. /s

Prayers for this soldier. May God place a shield of protection around him.
99 posted on 10/23/2006 4:22:45 PM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (I fear no root beer.)
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To: tongue-tied; All

Yahoo news reporting he is of Iraq descent,,His wife is in town visiting family,,He may be "Visiting"...


100 posted on 10/23/2006 4:24:27 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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