Arab television broadcast videotape Sunday of two men of Pakistani origin taken hostage by militants: a driver for an American company and a blindfolded man in military fatigues described as U.S. Marine lured from his base. Insurgents threatened to behead them both.
Al-Jazeera said the militants demanded the release of all Iraqis “in occupation jails” or the man would be killed. The group claimed it infiltrated a Marine outpost, lured the man outside and abducted him.
Earlier Sunday, the Pakistani driver was shown on a tape broadcast by a different Arab television station, Al-Arabiya. … Four masked men holding assault rifles across their chests said they would behead the Pakistani within three days unless Americans freed prisoners held at Abu Ghraib and three cities of central Iraq — Balad, Dujail and Samarra.
The [civilian] hostage, who gave his name as Amjad, urged Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to close the Pakistani Embassy in Iraq and to ban Pakistanis from coming to Iraq.
“I’m also Muslim, but despite this they didn’t release me,” he said, bowing his head. “They are going to cut the head of any person regardless of whether he is a Muslim or not.”
Haven’t these Islamofascist goons heard of the concept of “no worse enemy“? If that Marine turns up dead, which is pretty likely given recent beheadings in the Middle East, those bastards are going to get an e-ticket straight to Hell, courtesy of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.
Pray for Corporal Hassoun, and for the Pakistani man the goons grabbed. I suggest asking God to arrange for some good intel to end up in the hands of Delta Force, DEVGRU, or the SAS.
Watch Backcountry Conservative for updates.
UPDATE: The U.S. military confirms that a Marine has been missing from his unit for a week.
UPDATE 2: They’ve murdered him.
UPDATE 3: … or maybe not.
UPDATE 4: OK, now almost certainly not murdered. Perhaps even free and coming home?