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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:14 AM

Hey, Richard Engel is alive!

He's on MSNBC right now. He was kidnapped but released. Just saw it.


More:http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/update-nbc-new-correspondent-richard-engel-freed-in-firefight/news/2012/12/18/56737

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Reply Hey, Richard Engel is alive! (Original post)
sufrommich Dec 2012 OP
Dollface Dec 2012 #1
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #2
KarenS Dec 2012 #3
Cleita Dec 2012 #4
FailureToCommunicate Dec 2012 #12
Cleita Dec 2012 #15
ReRe Dec 2012 #21
gblady Dec 2012 #5
Pisces Dec 2012 #6
myrna minx Dec 2012 #7
Samantha Dec 2012 #8
Efilroft Sul Dec 2012 #9
dorkzilla Dec 2012 #10
LP2K12 Dec 2012 #11
Mira Dec 2012 #13
valerief Dec 2012 #14
NNN0LHI Dec 2012 #16
sasha031 Dec 2012 #17
SCVDem Dec 2012 #18
FailureToCommunicate Dec 2012 #19
MyOpinion-2 Dec 2012 #20
ReRe Dec 2012 #22
Cleita Dec 2012 #37
ReRe Dec 2012 #40
libodem Dec 2012 #23
rusty fender Dec 2012 #24
TDale313 Dec 2012 #25
renate Dec 2012 #26
evilhime Dec 2012 #27
Hamlette Dec 2012 #28
MagickMuffin Dec 2012 #31
Hamlette Dec 2012 #41
Wait Wut Dec 2012 #29
sufrommich Dec 2012 #34
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #39
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #30
MagickMuffin Dec 2012 #32
glinda Dec 2012 #33
jwirr Dec 2012 #35
RZM Dec 2012 #36
creeksneakers2 Dec 2012 #38
Duer 157099 Dec 2012 #42
PufPuf23 Dec 2012 #43
dmr Dec 2012 #44
femrap Dec 2012 #45
FirstLight Dec 2012 #46
Skittles Dec 2012 #47
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #48

Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:21 AM

1. Also just saw it. Excellent!



Also thank you for the link.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:24 AM

2. That was the lead story on The Toady Show, too.

It's nice to wake up to some good news for a change. He had quite a story to tell. Pretty harrowing.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:30 AM

3. Yeah!! Best news we've seen on our TV in days, perhaps weeks!! =) n/t

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:39 AM

4. Good news. Now if we can get rid of the gun troll infestation on DU, it will be a wonderful day. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:02 AM

12. Yes! I noticed the infestation also. Wonder if it was promoted by

NRA blogs or such (to go troll librul sites)?

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:07 AM

15. It's seems something like that. All the talking points are strictly from the NRA bible. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:29 AM

21. Amen!

I noticed the infestation too. Let's get a bunch of exterminators over here to wipe it out.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:43 AM

5. oh, thank goodness....

so glad to hear that he is alive!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:43 AM

6. This is great news!!!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:44 AM

7. What a relief! I hope he's able to heal from this ordeal.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:44 AM

8. Wonderful, wonderful!

A great thing to learn early this morning.

Sam

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:49 AM

9. Great reporter, even greater news! n/t

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:57 AM

10. I let out a loud "woooooohoooo" when I saw his face on Toady's show

SO relieved to see he's okay. It could have been a very different outcome.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:01 AM

11. Fantastic news!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:02 AM

13. I was quaking in my boots worrying about him.

I am so relieved, I can't describe it. He is so valuable and so valiant. I would not have handled it well had he not returned safe and sound.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:04 AM

14. Wonderful!!! nt

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:11 AM

16. And in the pink too!

Didn't appear to be a scratch or bruise on him.

Don

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:13 AM

17. Thank you for the update

so saddened & worried about his well being.
Wonderful news for the day

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:14 AM

18. Welcome back Richard!

One of the best!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:14 AM

19. Powerful stuff! Thanks for posting this.

For all we disparage of the corporate media here, some reporters, like Engel, are the real deal. And these guys get the most deserving medal today (and maybe a hot shower!)

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:27 AM

20. To Richard, I am happy to hear you and your team is back and safe.

Thank God!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:34 AM

22. What a relief to know he is alright...

... that was a close one. It had to be the rebels that kidnapped him and let him go, as the dictator would surely have killed him on the spot. Did he give any details about the ordeal? Maybe Rachel will have him on tonight, as he and she are pretty good pals.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:09 PM

37. Don't know if the dictator would have wanted to risk that.

He's already on a few short lists including Obama's. But he would have kept him imprisoned as a bargaining chip I would presume, or it could be he did have him and cut a deal.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #37)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:24 PM

40. You might be right about that...

... but Assad has killed everyone else in sight for almost a year now. That's what I based my opinion on.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:37 AM

23. thank the goddess!

What a relief!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:05 AM

24. Yay!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:07 AM

25. So happy he and his crew are ok.

Been worried. He's an incredible journalist, and I don't say that lightly.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:13 AM

26. thank goodness!

This is wonderful news!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:13 AM

27. Fabulous!

I don't know how he does what he does day in and day out, but he's great and valuable, and a super person! So glad he's fine!!!!!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:24 AM

28. did we know he'd gone missing?

if so, I missed it but if not, did they not tell us on purpose or because it seemed like a lesser story with the bad news last week?

wondering, that's all.

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #28)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:38 AM

31. Missing since last Thursday, NBC asked all media to self assert a blackout

Everyone honored their request, however, Turkey had been reporting it and the US media revealed yesterday he had gone missing with his translator assistant.

There were a few threads yesterday, but it didn't get a whole lot of traction.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:57 PM

41. thanks for the update n/t

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:26 AM

29. HOLY CRAP!!!!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

I honestly had little hope.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:45 AM

34. I was sure he was dead, to be honest.

These kind of disappearances rarely have a happy ending.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #34)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:20 PM

39. I was afraid that he had pressed his luck one too many times as well.

His fluency in Arabic may have helped him...and since he was kidnapped, there may have been some ransom paid as well...by someone. He's a valuable person..

Whatever transpired..I am happy he and his coworker are both safe..

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:28 AM

30. Great news!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:43 AM

32. Glad he is safe and sound

I hope he gets a little R&R to recuperate from this ordeal. He is certainly one brave man, and I applaud him for his professionalism and the job he does for us!



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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:44 AM

33. Wonderful news! Now retire Richard!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:52 AM

35. So glad.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:06 PM

36. Great news

 

I didn't follow the story closely, but from what I could tell it didn't look good for the kidnapped. Glad they are ok.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:17 PM

38. Fantastic news!

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:58 PM

42. Some happy news finally, kick!!

Glad you are ok Richard! Now take a break wouldja?

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:59 PM

43. Thank you for some good news. nt

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:01 PM

44. Thank you!

Thank you for posting this. Along with all of you, I'm relieved. I have a lot of respect for him.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:47 PM

45. What a relief!! nt

 

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:36 PM

46. just now catching this, no tv/cable

thank goodness for this. I hope he has a nice long christmas break to be with family

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:57 AM

47. so, so, so happy to hear that

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:14 AM

48. Finally a little bit of good news.

I'm a huge fan.

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