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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:01 AM
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Taliban again say holding missing U.S. commando
The Taliban reiterated on Thursday that they were holding a U.S. commando missing in eastern Afghanistan for more than a week and vowed to kill him, but the U.S. military said it had no information to support the claim. Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi said the guerrillas did not need to provide evidence that they were holding the man.


The U.S. military says a four-man team of elite Navy SEAL commandos went missing during a clash with insurgents in Kunar province on June 28. It says two were found dead on Monday, while another has been rescued, but the fourth remains unaccounted for.

U.S. military spokeswoman Lieutenant Cindy Moore said a big search operation for the missing man was underway. "We are aggressively searching for him...We don't have anything to support that," she said of the Taliban claim.

Hakimi first said last week video of a captured U.S. soldier would be provided to news organisations and photographs posted on a Taliban Web site -- www.alemarah.com -- but neither appears to have happened. The site appeared blocked on Thursday.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL265398.htm
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:06 AM
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1. Looks like Pentagon Hackers
Took care of that web-site aleady
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:40 AM
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9. "No website is configured at this address." I don't think this is an
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 10:46 AM by dArKeR
Internet message. I've never seen it ever. If you change the name by one character I get:

"Safari cant open the page http://www.aledsdmarah.com / because it cant find the server www.aledsdmarah.com ."

It's still listed in google;
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=ale...

alemarah@alemarah.com comes up in google at this site;
http://www.dxing.com/dxr.htm

this one is still up with htm page on alemarah;
http://www.n3am.com/alemarah.htm (All I can tell on this page is that they haven't filed their 1040 Income Taxes yet.)


ps. I did get this website a last week; alemarah.com

I don't see why we don't leave this site up. It should be a way to track the bad guys. See which countries, cities they're in, home addresses, computer ids...
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:44 AM
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2. I Hope
That wherever the truth lies, that this soldier comes home.

:hug:
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Freedomfried Donating Member (684 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:33 AM
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3. He's not a soldier, he's a Frogman
A US Navy Seal, the best trained, smartest and toughest that the US military has.

If theres any way a man could survive this, he will.

I hope he does.

FF
UDT-12
SDVT-1
SEAL Team 1
81-91
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:36 AM
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4. Im Sorry
My mistake. Please accept my apologies.
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Freedomfried Donating Member (684 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:45 AM
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5. Thats OK,
I just felt I had to mention that
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:46 AM
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6. As You Should
No problems here. Thank you for the education. Really. :)
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:56 AM
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7. these guys are my neighbors, practically
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:56 AM by Must_B_Free
one seal that is a friend lost 3 or 4 of his close friends in the helicopter crash...
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:17 AM
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8. So much for the lie that Afghanistan is a huge success.
I am hoping that the seal makes it out.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:48 AM
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10. (fingers in ears) Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, we can't hear you
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 10:54 AM by NNN0LHI
Taliban can't hold our soldiers as POW's because that forces us to think about how we torture the POW's we are holding. And we certainly don't want to do that. So, no Mr. Taliban you cannot be holding any of our soldiers as prisoner, and thats the end of that.

Don

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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:44 AM
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14. They can't hold them as POWs because they're not signatories
to the conventions that establish rights of POWs. The uniform or lack of uniform doesn't matter.

They haven't bothered to keep their captives in good shape or alive until now, before or after the establishment of Guantanamo, so why should they change. Their present policies were implemented before Guantanamo was set up, or even before 9/11, so I can't fall for the mutliple fallacies needed to justify their actions by our wrongdoing.

The law that they follow doesn't require POW-style treatment for those they capture, but requires that their soldiers when captured be treated excellently. I don't even think there's provision for holding an enemy any longer than deciding how to deal with him--ransom or death.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:48 AM
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16. You proved my point
See, no POW's. Them Taliban should just shut up.

Don

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johannes1984 Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:55 AM
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11. Unrelated
according to Al Jazeera , a Zarqawi related website confirmed executing the egyptian envoy .This is quite the troublesome deed as it undermines the interaction of the Iraqi government with neigbouring nations .

However there seems to be more to the case than just another kidnapping .Yesterday in a highly unussual statement , a spokesman said he had ventured into the west of the city alone .Which was an unwise thing to do come securitywise .He said this after pointing out that diplomats have been know to build contacts with insurgency movements .Thereby rendering their secure environment somewhat less so

Again proves there's always possibly more to a story .

http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:01 AM
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12. i'm waiting for proof of this
the Taliban and al-Q say a lot of stuff.
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johannes1984 Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:42 AM
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13. very true
but they ussualy don't go on to post it on their english wesbites
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:46 AM
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15. well, let's see the website
al I have now is a second hand report of what the website used to say.

if they have him, they'll send photographic or audio proof soon enough. in the mean time, he's MIA, and I trust they've got good folks out looking for him.
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