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  • Richard Littlejohn: Thank God for Camp X-Ray

    03/08/2004 6:47:15 PM PST · by quidnunc · 1 replies · 190+ views
    The Sun [UK] ^ | March 9, 2004 | Richard Littlejohn
    What on earth is Terry Waite doing campaigning for the release of the British prisoners at Guantanamo Bay? These are the same kind of people who kept the former church envoy chained to a radiator in Beirut for five years. I know Waite is one those who believes you should love your enemy. But you can take forgiveness too far. At long last the Americans have broken their silence and revealed details of exactly why four of the British detainees should not be freed. They all trained at al-Qa’ida camps in Afghanistan, learning bomb making, assassination and urban warfare. They...
  • Terry Waite Shakes Hands with Hizbollah 25 Years After Kidnap

    12/08/2012 1:42:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08 Dec 2012 | Robert Mendick
    Terry Waite has met the leadership of Hizbollah, the militant group accused of kidnapping and holding him for five years, in an extraordinary gesture of “reconciliation”.The former hostage spoke for two hours to one of its most senior figures at their stronghold in Beirut, his first encounter with the organisation held responsible for masterminding his kidnapping 25 years ago. Accompanied by The Sunday Telegraph, he travelled to Lebanon to highlight the plight of Christians who have fled the Syrian civil war. Mr Waite offered the reconciliation to Hizbollah to help with the Christians’ plight at a secretly arranged, late night...

    03/25/2010 1:54:27 PM PDT · by illiac · 46 replies · 1,644+ views
    Current ^ | 2/16/10 | Current
    Can you actually believe this crud? Okay, I get it Democrats, you don't like Republicans because they oppose your social ideology - so just have your leftist media promote violence against them?.. Are you really showing your true colors (SEIU purple?) as the progressive and tolerant political party which you claim to be ?
  • Wedding Bells, Not Retirement for Brown-Waite

    02/20/2010 2:09:11 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies · 727+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | February 19, 2010 | John McArdle
    After stirring up retirement speculation via a cryptic press release Thursday evening, Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite's (R-Fla.) "major announcement" Friday night was that she is running for re-election, and that she is getting married in the next few months. The marriage will be Brown-Waite's second. The Congresswoman lost her first husband, Harvey, in 2008 after a six month battle with pancreatic cancer. The two had been married 30 years and he passed away less than three months shy of Brown-Waite winning her fourth term. Last year the Congresswoman became engaged to businessman Anthony Selvaggio, who is part of a classic car...
  • Former Hostage Back in Beirut, Willing to Meet Captors (Terry Waite)

    02/17/2004 3:15:14 AM PST · by Prodigal Son · 6 replies · 138+ views
    Reuters via ABC ^ | February 17, 2004 | Lin Noueihed
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Terry Waite, back in Lebanon for the first time since he was freed from years of captivity at the hands of Islamic militants, says he would gladly meet his erstwhile kidnappers. "I wouldn't mind meeting with them at all," the former Church of England envoy said on arrival at Beirut airport. "I'm sure that they have changed, that they have grown and developed, just as much as I have." Waite, who had helped free Western hostages held by extremists in Libya, Iran and Lebanon, came to Lebanon in 1987 to negotiate more releases. Accused of being a...
  • Man Spends 18 months in Jail for Burning Firewood

    03/17/2002 11:28:10 AM PST · by Henrietta · 273 replies · 1,367+ views
    The Idaho Observer ^ | March 13, 2002 | The Idaho Observer
    Earl Waite recently returned home after spending 18 months at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon. Waite, 56, was accused by U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Special Agent Pat Green of having cut nine cords of firewood from state lands to which federal administrators claim ownership in what is commonly recognized as the Salmon-Challis and Sawtooth National Forest. Waite claims he only cut one Douglas fir tree up for firewood and that he had permits allowing him to do so. By summer's end, 1998, Waite and his son had cut and stacked 48 cords of firewood, all but nine cords were...