posted on Nov, 30 2005 @ 12:41 AM
Two Canadians, one Briton and an American were kidnapped and held hostage in Iraq today. The group was there on a peacekeeping mission when a group
of insurgents from the Swords of Righteousness Brigade held them up at gunpoint. The terrorist group accused the four peacekeepers of spying and
publically claimed responsibility of the kidnapping on Al-Jazeera.
Four hostages, including two Canadians, seen in al-Jazeera video footage Tuesday are members of a pacifist group who were in Iraq as peacemakers, a
spokesman for Christian Peacemaker Teams confirmed Tuesday.
On Tuesday, broadcaster Al-Jazeera showed footage taken by a group calling itself the Swords of Righteousness Brigade, which said the four were spies
working undercover as Christian peace activists.
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I have nothing to say except that this is ridiculous and cowardly. I mean, these people are peacekeepers! What do you do in this situation? How
can our presidents and prime ministers just sit there and tell me its a top priority to keep their citizens safe and then proclaim they can't
negotiate with terrorists.
On the other hand, what do you do if your government warns you prehand and claimes no liability if held hostage? You can't just say I told you so,
can you? I certainly don't think so.
Today on a couple of talk radio shows, in Toronto, I heard callers suggesting we, as a country should deny these people help because negotiating with
terrorists is to submit to their requests.
Is it morally right to compromise a group of innocent people's lives?
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