Skip to comments.Afghanistan: American journalist kidnapped by Taliban (NY Times reporter)
Posted on 11/11/2008 12:49:47 PM PST by Dog
An American journalist was kidnapped by Taliban militants in the Afghan province of Logar, located 60 kilometres south of the capital Kabul. David Rohde, a journalist working for the US daily The New York Times, was abducted along with his driver and interpreter by a Taliban group known as Siraj Haqqani and has been taken to eastern Afghanistan, sources told Adnkronos International (AKI).
War-torn Afghanistan has seen a surge in kidnappings of foreigners by Taliban militants recently. On Monday, Canadian journalist Mellissa Fung was freed in Kabul after being held in captivity for four weeks by militants.
Ain’t that just too bad.
Shouldn’t be a problem, since the Times always sides with the enemy. He’s probably having tea and crumpets as we speak...
NY Times is a bit short on Money!
Why would they harm one of their own propagandists?
All I can muster is an ‘awwww’...but I know this person has a family that is very scared right now, so I’ll be kind and say prayers for his safe release.
That wasn’t a kidnapping ... that was the entourage sent to greet them to give them the KEY TO THE CITY!!
/sarc turn off at your own risk
Have no fear, Obama will negotiate the reporter’s release. He just has a way with words, ya know what I mean?
Prays he does not wind up like Daniel Pearl.
Bad news for him...
It’s probably a fake abduction, cooked up by the NY Times in cooperation with the Taliban.
Most definitely. Prayers for him and his family.
They kidnapped an ally of theirs?
Hopefully, it teaches at least this slimeball to have some respect for the US military.
10 bucks says that he will not consider US torture “too much” after his stay with the Taliban.
I sincerely hope they're not hoping to ransom him to the NY Times. They're as broke as Gary Coleman on a bender.
Not to worry, they probably just want to bestow some high official recognition or award, and perhaps make him an honorary member.
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