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#1 MuseZack

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 10:20 AM

http://www.msnbc.com...49.asp?0cv=CA01

What the hell is going on over there?
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#2 GiGi

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 10:25 AM

The war may have ended for the US.  But the Iraqis may have decided otherwise.  They see the attack on Iraq as an attack on Islam, those still fighting have said so.  There may never be an end to it.

Religious wars have been some of the worst in human history.  

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#3 Jid

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 10:27 AM

Well crap.

Looks like there's more than a few groups out there to make things miserable. :(

Let's hope they can get them back safely.
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#4 MuseZack

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 10:29 AM

UPDATE:

It looks like at least one of the soldiers is safe and sound.

http://story.news.ya...tured_americans

Let's hope this is a hoax and the other one is fine, too.

UPDATED UPDATE:

Hooray!  It appears they're both safe and were always in US hands.

http://story.news.ya...tured_americans

Edited by MuseZack, 22 August 2003 - 10:42 AM.

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#5 CJ AEGIS

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 12:29 PM

Thanks for the update Zack.  

I have to wonder how long this group thought they could perpetrate such a hoax before the Pentagon tracked down the soldiers.
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#6 Rov Judicata

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 12:36 PM

Yeah. Of all the hoaxes ever pulled, this one is rather inept.

Wouldn't it be more effective just to say that you have two soldiers you're holding hostage? It would take quite some time to account for *everybody*.
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Posted 22 August 2003 - 12:37 PM

^
1. It's a mind game, it's about getting attention and making people nervous. From their POV it's always worth trying.
2. They probably know the Iraqi army and I'm guessing they had no idea the Pentagon will be able to find those soldiers so fast.

Edit: Pointing at CJ  :blush:

Edited by Enmar, 22 August 2003 - 12:40 PM.

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