How 200 soldiers saved 3 pacifists - from their CIA "captors" in Iraq!!!
25 Mar 2006 19:04 GMT
Actually the "Media Blitz Rescue" of 3 pacifists by the "Brave" US allies in Iraq was really just a hand-over by the CIA who kidnapped and imprisoned them in the first place!
It all comes down to "Propaganda" by the Bush Regime! First their CIA kidnapps a group who are investigating U.S. "War Crimes" in Iraq and later the CIA hands them over to the so called U.S. Allies to score some points about how brave,dedicated and virtuous the U.S.Military and its so-called Allies are in Iraq in even endangering themselves by saving Peaceniks! Its a total,absolute,see-through S-H-A-M!!!
How 200 soldiers saved 3 pacifists
`Task Force Black' didn't use its guns
But it took elite team to free hostages
Mar. 25, 2006. 01:00 AM
Of all the covert operations in Iraq, Task Force Black is among the most secretive.
The British-led group of more than 200 military and intelligence officers, tracks hostages and Iraqi war criminals and employs all the tricks used in domestic investigations.
Using telephone intercepts, satellite photographs and undercover work, and trying to court sources inside Iraq's insurgency, the group is credited with saving the lives of many foreigners.
When four peace activists, including Toronto's Jim Loney and former Montreal resident Harmeet Singh Sooden, were kidnapped Nov. 26 in western Baghdad, the Canadians joined the team.
How Canada was involved in helping rescue three of the men this week is something no one in Ottawa now wants to talk about, citing concerns over national security.
But sources have told the Toronto Star that while the contribution may have been small, there was an important Canadian element. Agents with Canada's spy service, Mounties and analysts with the Canadian Security Establishment, the secretive electronic eavesdropping agency, rotated through Baghdad's Green Zone during the four months the hostages were held captive.
Members of the Defence Department's elite JTF-2 were also on the ground, although there were never more than a few at a time.
In total, the Canadian contingent, which included diplomats providing the link from Baghdad to the hostages' families at home, didn't number more than a dozen.
Task Force Black worked around the clock, and before Thursday's success in rescuing the two Canadian peace activists and their British colleague, Norman Kember, there were many failed attempts. And they were unable to save American Tom Fox, who was kidnapped with the group and whose body was found earlier this month dumped on a street in Baghdad.
Yesterday, the Christian Peacemaker Teams issued a belated thank you to those who saved their members.
"We are grateful to the soldiers who risked their lives to free Jim, Norman and Harmeet. As peacemakers who hold firm to our commitment to non-violence, we are also deeply grateful that they fired no shots to free our colleagues," they said in a statement.
The irony was not lost on them or on those involved in the rescue. The military they opposed had saved them.