Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Playing With Wild Animals

Timothy Treadwell thought that grizzly and Alaskan brown bears are cute and cuddly. He took his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, with him to Alaska to go play with them. They both learned that this is not a good idea. Wild animals are, after all, wild. When around wild animals one should not act irresponsibly.

Anti-American liberals are now learning the same thing. Dr. Rusty Shackleford has it at The Jawa Report.

Hostage Video Released, Hostages Identified

Breitbat.com has the news story, Video Shows Four Activists Held in Iraq;
Christian Peacemaker Teams issued a statement saying the four were working on behalf of Iraqi civilians. The group said it has had a team in Iraq since October 2002, working with U.S. and Iraqi detainees and training others in nonviolent intervention and human rights documentation.

Kember and another person were part of a visiting delegation, while two members of the group's Iraq-based staff also were taken, the statement said.

The group said on its Web site that it was founded in the mid-1980s and is supported by Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Church Canada, Church of the Brethren and Friends United Meeting.

It places teams of trained peacemakers in crisis situations and militarized areas, and those teams work with civilians to document abuses and develop nonviolent alternatives to war.

The group said the team in Iraq was working on documenting detainee abuses, referring Iraqis to human rights organizations and accompanying Iraqi civilians as they interact with coalition troops and Iraqi government officials [no doubt to ensure that the evil Americans and their usurper puppets would not take them to a secret prison somewhere - ed.].
These leftists probably believed that because they hate the U.S. the terrorists freedom fighters would like them and leave them alone. While it does not lessen the tragedy of their impending deaths, they were acting irresponsibly.

The commenters at Little Green Footballs think that, like the kidnapping of Giuliana Sgrena, this one is staged.

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