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  • US Confirms Americans Taken After Algeria Attack (SecDef Panetta: "Terrorist Attack"

    01/16/2013 10:47:03 AM PST · by kristinn · 66 replies
    AP via U.S. News ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Bradley Klapper
    The Obama administration is condemning an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria and confirming that Americans are among those being held hostage. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters in Italy that Americans were among the hostages and called the incident a "terrorist attack."
  • Video: Newt Gingrich: 19 Americans Being Held in Egypt is Obama Hostage Crisis

    02/07/2012 11:28:15 AM PST · by Jay777 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 7 Feb 2012 | John Stephenson
    Here is video of Newt Gingrich telling a rally of supporters that we now have before us the “Obama Hostage Crisis” unfolding in Egypt, where 19 Americans are being held against their will and are being threatened with trial. Gingrich said this is beginning to remind him of “Jimmy Carter” and the “Iranian Hostage Crisis.”
  • Warren Weinstein, American contractor, abducted in Pakistan

    SNIPPET: "From a compound in Lahore, Pakistan to a home in the quiet Brad Drive neighborhood in Rockville, there's growing concern about the fate of kidnapped American contractor Warren Weinstein. "It's just a Byzantine world, it's not straight up", says Chis Meyers, a neighbor and a widely travelled retired marine. "There's people who are going to pick out Americans", he adds. Authorities say Weinstein, 70, an industrial development expert, employed by Arlington-based J.E. Austin associates was kidnapped around 3:45 Saturday morning Pakistani time. Police say eight to ten men approached Weinstein's Lahore house on a ploy. "They had come up...
  • ROOZ: KURDISH OFFICIALS' SILENCE ON AMERICAN HIKERS AFFAIR - MOTIVATED BY FEAR...

    06/28/2010 2:24:58 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    "Rooz: Kurdish Officials' Silence on American Hikers Affair – Motivated by Fear of Iran" SNIPPET: "A recent article in the American journal The Nation stated that the American hikers who have been detained in Iran for over a year for entering the country illegally were actually seized in Iraqi Kurdistan. In response to this article, Kurdish journalists told the Iranian online daily Rooz that the silence of Kurdish officials in this matter was due to their desire to avoid confronting Iran." The spokesman of the Kurdistan government has refused to answer Rooz's questions on this issue."
  • Former Hostages ID Ahmadinejad

    09/17/2005 4:11:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 1,200+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/17/05 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    NEW YORK - A group of former hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran reaffirmed today there was "no doubt" that the lead interrogator during their ordeal was the current president of Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has denied he personally took part in the hostage-taking, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York today for five minutes, despite a finding by the U.S. Department of State that he was a "terrorist" and was ineligible for a visa. Before he spoke, the former hostages and their supporters held a vigil in front of the Mission of the Islamic Republic of...
  • Iran Leader Linked to '79 Embassy Crisis ("Demanded Harsher Treatment of American Hostages")

    06/30/2005 6:43:52 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies · 856+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/30/2005 | Joyce Howard Price and David R. Sands
    Americans held in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Iran said yesterday they clearly recall Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad playing a central role in the takeover, interrogating captives and demanding harsher treatment for the hostages. "As soon as I saw his picture in the paper, I knew that was the bastard," said retired Army Col. Charles Scott, 73, a former hostage who lives in Jonesboro, Ga. "He was one of the top two or three leaders," Col. Scott said in a telephone interview. "The new president of Iran is a terrorist."