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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:54 PM
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News blackout on the missing Army translator
Using Google news I can find only one story, from today, about this soldier:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/15480823 /

The article in itself is interesting: apparently he is of Iraqi descent, and had married an Iraqi woman recently. But the silence on this is deafening: Israel has an abducted soldier and mounts a month-long campaign of devestation; the US has an abducted soldier and goes back to watching American Idol.

Does anybody know of any additional news on this guy? I've had my POW/MIA flag up for a week now.
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itsmesgd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:00 PM
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1. possible reasons for blackout
I think that one reason that the media is not reporting on the soldier who is "status unknown" is that if we believe that he has been captured the question of torture will scream onto the front page of the papers. We've mentioned that when we torture other soldiers, ours are less safe, this would be the first example since the signing of the new law.
Let's hope that they are not doing to him what we do to the ones we capture.

sgd
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:03 PM
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2. Any bets he ran away with his
Iraqi wife. Good luck son.
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:10 PM
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4. That was my first thought!
Is that bad of us?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:24 PM
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5. I would seriously wish him luck
Hope he's OK.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:31 PM
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6. Heaven forbid Americans stop and consider that
our interrogation policies might be turned around and used against our American soldiers.
Then people might start to realize US "interrogation" policies aren't such a good idea, after all.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:03 PM
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3. I found his photo on Yahoo
:(



Sister of Israa Abdul-Satar, Asmaa, holds a photograph of her sister and her husband, missing US soldier Ahmed Qusai al-Taei, with their father Abdul-Satar Sultan in Baghdad, Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. The U.S. military has said the soldier was of Iraqi descent and that he was visiting family in the central Baghdad neighborhood of Karradah when he was abducted. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed )
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:52 PM
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7. It's possibly because the terrorists read the internets...
and they don't want to endanger our missing soldier.

That's what Keith Olbermann said is the usual policy when one of our own is captured.

I tend to believe Keith Olbermann.
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