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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:29 PM
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Kidnapped GI Secretly Married To Iraqi
A U.S. soldier kidnapped last week in Baghdad was married to an Iraqi college student and was with his wife and her family when hooded gunmen dragged him out of a house, bound his hands and threw him in the back seat of a white Mercedes, a woman who identified herself as his mother-in-law said Monday.

Latifah Isfieh Nasser said several of the soldier's in-laws put up a futile struggle to stop the abduction by men believed to be Mahdi Army militia fighters.

Nasser, 48, said she has 10 children, several of whom witnessed the abduction. The wife of the U.S. soldier and two of her siblings a sister and a brother were later taken by American troops to the heavily fortified Green Zone where they were being kept for their safety. The zone is a large area in central Baghdad that houses the U.S. Embassy, offices of the Iraqi government and parliament, as well as hundreds of American troops.

"She is so upset that she keeps threatening to take her own life when we speak on the telephone every day," Nasser said of al-Taayie's wife, who is in her final year at Baghdad's al-Mustansariyah University.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/30/iraq/main2136...

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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:54 PM
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1. BTTT
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:45 PM
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2. This is the soldier who snuck off-base to visit family? Is he still alive?
His COs obviously knew about the marriage, perhaps after the fact.
What were they planning to do about it to protect him? After all,
it's against the rules for active duty troops to date the local girls.
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:49 PM
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3. They took a weekend trip to Egypt when he got a weekend off
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:58 PM
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4. They are absolutely a perfect beautiful couple. If anyone has
harmed him may God provide immidiate justice.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:00 PM
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5. very sad
:cry:
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:27 PM
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7. yup
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:02 PM
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6. Romeo & Juliet Once Again.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 09:05 PM by spanone
I hope for a happy ending. Tragic fiasco, the whole fucking war.
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