Peacemakers Saved By Big Men With Big Guns And Bad Attitudes
In a town north of Baghdad, US and Iraqi military rescued 4 peace activists who have been hostages for 4 months. One of their group, leader Tom Fox had been killed by the kidnappers.
It is reported by AP:
The kidnapped men were shown as prisoners in several videos, the most recent a silent clip dated Feb. 28 in which Loney, Kember and Sooden appeared without Fox. Fox's body was found March 10 near a west Baghdad railway line with gunshot wounds to his head and chest.
The Christian Peacemaker Teams, the group the hostages belong to, gave this public statement:
We believe that the illegal occupation of Iraq by Multinational Forces is the root cause of the insecurity which led to this kidnapping and so much pain and suffering in Iraq.
How about a little something for the effort?