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Afghanistan: American journalist kidnapped by Taliban (NY Times reporter)
adnkronos.com ^ | Nov 11 2008 | Syed Saleem Shahzad

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; davidrohde; globaljihad; haqqani; haqqaninetwork; hostages; jihad; journalist; kidnapping; newyorktimes; nyslimes; nyt; ransom; rohde; sirajhaqqani; taleban; taliban
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I know its a Times reporter.... this is not good.
1 posted on 11/11/2008 12:49:47 PM PST by Dog
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To: Dog

Ain’t that just too bad.


2 posted on 11/11/2008 12:50:21 PM PST by Doug4McCain (I'm ashamed of myself for supporting McCain, but I still love Sarah Palin.)
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To: Dog
I am trying to feel sympathetic about a paid agent for a professional liars organization dedicated to the destruction of the USA.

Trying....

3 posted on 11/11/2008 12:52:28 PM PST by muir_redwoods (B. O. Stinks!!!)
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To: Dog

Shouldn’t be a problem, since the Times always sides with the enemy. He’s probably having tea and crumpets as we speak...


4 posted on 11/11/2008 12:52:43 PM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Dog

NY Times is a bit short on Money!


5 posted on 11/11/2008 12:53:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Dog

Why would they harm one of their own propagandists?


6 posted on 11/11/2008 12:53:13 PM PST by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: Dog

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.


7 posted on 11/11/2008 12:53:33 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: Doug4McCain

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


8 posted on 11/11/2008 12:53:38 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (HITLER offered Hope and Change!!)
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To: Dog
Prayers up for this guy.


9 posted on 11/11/2008 12:54:20 PM PST by library user
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To: Dog

Have no fear, Obama will negotiate the reporter’s release. He just has a way with words, ya know what I mean?


10 posted on 11/11/2008 12:54:47 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Dog

Prays he does not wind up like Daniel Pearl.


11 posted on 11/11/2008 12:55:08 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (With all the WH leaks to come, it proves the country needed a plumber!)
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To: Dog

Bad news for him...


12 posted on 11/11/2008 12:55:13 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: RasterMaster

It’s probably a fake abduction, cooked up by the NY Times in cooperation with the Taliban.


13 posted on 11/11/2008 12:55:34 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: tiredoflaundry
Prays he does not wind up like Daniel Pearl.

Most definitely. Prayers for him and his family.

14 posted on 11/11/2008 12:56:40 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Dog

They kidnapped an ally of theirs?


15 posted on 11/11/2008 12:57:13 PM PST by sticker
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To: Dog

Good.

Hopefully, it teaches at least this slimeball to have some respect for the US military.


16 posted on 11/11/2008 12:57:20 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: pleikumud

10 bucks says that he will not consider US torture “too much” after his stay with the Taliban.


17 posted on 11/11/2008 12:57:51 PM PST by Cyclone59
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To: Dog

Sniff.....


18 posted on 11/11/2008 12:58:07 PM PST by Navy Patriot (John McCain, the Manchurian Candidate, makes a Marxist President.)
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To: Dog
I'm not familiar with his work. I wish him well either way though.

I sincerely hope they're not hoping to ransom him to the NY Times. They're as broke as Gary Coleman on a bender.

19 posted on 11/11/2008 12:58:09 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Dog
N Y [Sl}IMES?

Not to worry, they probably just want to bestow some high official recognition or award, and perhaps make him an honorary member.

20 posted on 11/11/2008 12:58:33 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Dog

Oh, OK... the Taliban will force the reporter into spreading lies and propaganda about America... um, no... they already do that...

Why did they even BOTHER???


21 posted on 11/11/2008 12:59:32 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Making a stand on 4 Nov 08 for America: 63% for McCain/Palin)
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To: Dog

Nothing like a reporter getting a first hand account.

Anyway, prayers for the hostage.


22 posted on 11/11/2008 12:59:55 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Dog
I lived there in the mid-1990's and visited a number of times since 2001. I've been able to document my time there by capturing video clips and photogrpahs which are now offered online at Kabul Media.
23 posted on 11/11/2008 1:00:38 PM PST by JeepInMazar (http://www.truthformuslims.com)
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To: Cindy

Yes, prayers up for the hostage. If he is one.


24 posted on 11/11/2008 1:00:53 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Making a stand on 4 Nov 08 for America: 63% for McCain/Palin)
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To: Navy Patriot

But, Hussein won the election! There are no more wars and no more bad people! Didn’t the Taliban read the Times for the past 18 months?


25 posted on 11/11/2008 1:00:57 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes.


26 posted on 11/11/2008 1:01:45 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Dog

I didn’t realize that the New York Times still employs reporters. Probably a misconception on my part, since there’s no actual reporting in that paper - just opinion pieces.

Well, at any rate, no worries since the Taliban will certainly let him go as soon as they realize they’re on the same side...

Fletcher J


27 posted on 11/11/2008 1:02:48 PM PST by Fletcher J
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To: Dog

He should be immediately released out of professional courtesy.


28 posted on 11/11/2008 1:03:05 PM PST by AU72
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To: Dog

G-d be with him and his family and friends.


29 posted on 11/11/2008 1:03:59 PM PST by armyofprinciples (I dressed as 0bama for Halloween. I disguised myself as a Christian.)
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To: Dog

The Times has had some decent war reporters such as John F Burns.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FJohn_F._Burns&ei=c_IZSc7oGZSQ9QTl24SiDg&usg=AFQjCNHx87uVCRjyoZH-qgnJOkWbdsHCbg&sig2=lHxJWSMeMMCcN8Tg-s7JMw


30 posted on 11/11/2008 1:03:59 PM PST by aculeus
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To: Dog

Let them keep him, we don’t want him back.

I know we’re not supposed to negotiate with terrorists, but how much do we have to pay to get them to keep him, plus capture all the other MSM correspondents?


31 posted on 11/11/2008 1:04:14 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Dog
I wouldn't wish my worst enemy to be in the hands of the Taliban.

Remember what they did to Danny Pearl.

32 posted on 11/11/2008 1:04:28 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Dog

Obama: “I don’t negotiate with terrorists... I just pal around with them.”


33 posted on 11/11/2008 1:05:58 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: Oldpuppymax

Apparently, even the Taliban stopped reading the NYT.


34 posted on 11/11/2008 1:06:57 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Doug4McCain

How much money will we have to pay - for the Taliban to keep him


35 posted on 11/11/2008 1:07:18 PM PST by Go Gordon
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To: Dog

I’m sure that the Taliban have sawed his head off by now...I’m having a very difficult time developing any sympathy for anyone who works for the NY Times and gets captured in a war zone.


36 posted on 11/11/2008 1:07:34 PM PST by Ouderkirk (I believe that criminals, like communists, are on their best behavior when they are afraid.)
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To: Dog

Last words spoken before capture was, “Hey guys, what are you doing? I’m on your side!”


37 posted on 11/11/2008 1:07:40 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: library user; Dog

Surprisingly, no one has updated his Wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rohde

From July 2002 to December 2004, he was co-chief of the Times ‘s South Asia bureau, based in New Delhi.

While a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his coverage of the Srebrenica massacre.


38 posted on 11/11/2008 1:07:58 PM PST by Constitution Day (1.20.13 - The End Of An Error)
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To: Dog

Prayers up for David Rohde and his family.


39 posted on 11/11/2008 1:08:33 PM PST by Velveeta
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Jeez, I’m not sure the Taliban really understand who they’ve kidnapped. Once they listen to him for a while, they’ll release him - just to save their own sanity!

But seriously, I hope this guy does not end up like Daniel Pearl and gets a real clear understanding of the kind of people we’re fighting against in Afghanistan.


40 posted on 11/11/2008 1:08:33 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: library user

Prayer bump


41 posted on 11/11/2008 1:09:51 PM PST by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: Dog

OBAMA’S FAULT!!!!!

....sorry, I’m not good at waiting.


42 posted on 11/11/2008 1:09:55 PM PST by The Toll
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To: Dog

“Rohde”

What is the cultural origin of that name?


43 posted on 11/11/2008 1:09:58 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: tsmith130

“I know this person has a family that is very scared right now”

That’s what I was thinking at first but then I read post number 3 and started thinking, “Sure this guy has a family but for the most part, he’s an enemy of the US so I don’t really feel sorry for him.” There’s a lot of verses that come into play in this situation though so I don’t wish harm for this person.


44 posted on 11/11/2008 1:09:58 PM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: Dog

Once they figure out what they got, his a55 will promptly be under the pickup....


45 posted on 11/11/2008 1:10:12 PM PST by catchem (NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTER!)
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To: JeepInMazar

How the heck are you?

I haven’t seen you on here for a long time, I hope you have been well.


46 posted on 11/11/2008 1:13:24 PM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: aculeus; Dog

As is reporter Dexter Filkins, who worked with Mr. Burns.

Very uplifting to see the upswelling of patriotism and compassion as an American ends up in the hands of the jihadis. Warms yer heart, don’t it.


47 posted on 11/11/2008 1:15:30 PM PST by swarthyguy ( Bush Promised us Osama, but instead we're getting Obama)
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To: library user

Who knows, maybe if he makes it back he’ll come over to the American side, like so many former kamikaze pilots who are now pro-American, or Huey Newton when he came back from Islamic North Africa.


48 posted on 11/11/2008 1:16:22 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: Dog

No it isn’t. I don’t wish this even on a NYT reporter.


49 posted on 11/11/2008 1:17:05 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Dog
No mention of this in the MSM.

The NYT must have requested a news blackout.

The CBC requested the same in the case of Fung’s kidnapping.

50 posted on 11/11/2008 1:18:42 PM PST by mojito
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