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Plea from Hostage:
"Please, get out of here!," the man screamed in English, flailing his arms. "I don't want to die! I don't want to die! I know that your life is important, but my life is important."
Demand From Terrorists:
"Our message is to you, the government of South Korea and the Korean people: we call you on to withdraw your forces from our land and not send new additional troops to this land Iraq.
"Otherwise, we will send you the head of this Korean (pointing at the hostage) and heads of your other soldiers will follow," one of the captors said.
Originally posted by UM_Gazz
But if they do behead this man I don't think anyone will be able to stop the South Koreans from coming into Iraq.. and these terrorists had better think of the implications of that!
[edit on 20-6-2004 by UM_Gazz]
During "Operation Van Buren," a ROKMC platoon of about 13 people wiped out an elite North Vietnamese Army regiment. There were only 2 Koreans dead and more than 400 NVA soldiers dead. It was first a gun battle but it broke down into hand to hand combat. The ROKMC had an overall kill ratio of 25:1.
Soldiers of the 2d Battalion, 30th Regiment, 9th (White Horse) Division were airlifted onto Tao Mountain, a base for units of the 5th North Vietnam Army Division, and searched the caves and trenches on the mountain. Wizen the operation ended, 155 enemy soldiers had been killed while the Koreans had three killed and one wounded.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
It seems that this may be another sign that the terrorists know their days are numbered and want to be as brutal as possible in a vain attempt to sway opinion.
Originally posted by namehere
wtf has south korea done to them? they are only helping build stuff, they havent hurt any iraqi at all.
Originally posted by stefanclozza
Understand, that in no way do i condone the terror that this man is having to endure,but let us be conscience of why these things are happening.
An end to this occupation must come sooner rather than later.