Taliban: We’ve killed another hostage

posted at 1:26 pm on July 30, 2007 by Allahpundit

They shot him up with an AK-47, assuming they’re telling the truth. Which they probably are: the hostage murdered last week was killed the same way. Who knows what Koranic stricture they’re following that’s telling them to go with the gun instead of the machete, but thank heaven for small favors, I guess.

The Afghan government prevailed upon them to push the deadline back but this morning the Taliban issued a final ultimatum to release the prisoners they asked for within three hours or they’d kill someone else. They’ve done that now; the next deadline is in two days. The government knows where they are, incidentally, and has the place surrounded but they must figure it’s wired to blow in case of a raid. They may not have any choice now but to move in.

Of the 21 hostages left, 18 are women.

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All of those poor souls are dead unless they move in and if they move they are all dead. Bad spot to be in really.

Go in guns blazin’ and do your best not to hurt the innocents…pray for the best.

Pilgrim on July 30, 2007 at 1:32 PM

While, I’m sure, the South Korean government is throwing money at it behind the scenes…….

There is no ‘solution’…..the price of the next hostage will double…

Fire away boys, save who you can.

Limerick on July 30, 2007 at 1:36 PM

And Obama wants to meet with these people! I say go ahead, Barry! PLEASE!!!!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on July 30, 2007 at 1:36 PM

The Taliban must be taken down, if they are allowed to continue, their evil actions will encourage more of the same.

lookhearsee on July 30, 2007 at 1:36 PM

You cannot appease evil. It has no conscience. They prey on the innocent and helpless. I cannot even begin to comprehend how these third world illiterates can out maneuver us and survive. Something is terribly wrong with our military leadership in Afghanistan.

volsense on July 30, 2007 at 1:36 PM

To quote Ripley “I say we take off and nuke the entire site for morbid” but thats just me on a bad day

ttsail on July 30, 2007 at 1:45 PM

Savages.

I heard an interview on NPR the other day with a relative of the first hostage who was murdered. It was tough to stomach, especially when the guy said S Korea is “unfortunately” second only to the US in Christian misionary activities. He stops short of saying they were “asking for it”, but he comes pretty close.

forest on July 30, 2007 at 1:52 PM

They must have flushed Korans down the toilet…or I’m sure they wouldn’t have been killed. The hostage takers might just make TIME magazine. They protected their land against christian infiltrators. Lunacy…we live in lunacy

tomas on July 30, 2007 at 1:54 PM

Release the prisoners they are asking for. In fact deliver them to the very spot the hostages are, make the swap, then drop a MOAB.

trubble on July 30, 2007 at 1:54 PM

These guys are horrific. I would say it is all unbelievable – but they’ve proved it to us so many times that feeling no longer applies.

nailinmyeye on July 30, 2007 at 1:58 PM

Are the Afghans hesistating because the hostages are foreingers, Christians=personna non grata? Why wait for the second to get shot up? If you don’t go in after the first one, you’re not going to go in at all. At least, that’s the message.

TexasDan on July 30, 2007 at 2:01 PM

trubble on July 30, 2007 at 1:54 PM

Brilliant!

I’ve always wondered if they could tag some of these guys when they let them go with some kind of homing device, like in Alias. Anyone know if that has real world application?

BadgerHawk on July 30, 2007 at 2:14 PM

Sick.

congsan on July 30, 2007 at 2:29 PM

Sub-human savages.

madne0 on July 30, 2007 at 2:31 PM

If they knew where the jihadis were after the first hostage was murdered, the rescuers have already waited too long.

Try an Entebbe trick.

Have troopers dress as the “released Taliban prisoners”, then open up on these terrorist s.o.b.’s when the faux Taliban get close enough to minimize hostage casualties.

No deals, no Taliban survivors. And then kill all of the Taliban in prison, who these bastards wanted released, so that they can’t be bargained for again.

This is supposed to be a war.

profitsbeard on July 30, 2007 at 2:34 PM

Sub-human savages.

madne0 on July 30, 2007 at 2:31 PM

That’s unfair to both sub-humans and savages. These evil things don’t rate anywhere near that high.

God bless their victims. If there is a God and a Heaven, I guess that part’s already taken care of.

They are true Christians.

Their tormentors are true Muslims.

The difference could not be more plain or more self-evident.

Damn them to Hell. Or to a long life spent in the Hells of their own making. Living in the societies they build is hellish in its own right.

My only question is the only one I’ve repeated a thousand times: when are we going to act like we’re actually fighting a war?

We have the power to stop these things. Permanently. We just don’t yet have the will.

Damn them. But kill them first. Slowly.

Professor Blather on July 30, 2007 at 2:36 PM

This is supposed to be a war.

profitsbeard on July 30, 2007 at 2:34 PM

See? Some people get it.

Why don’t our leaders?

Rest assured the evil bastards on the other side understand my point.

Professor Blather on July 30, 2007 at 2:37 PM

May their sorry souls rot in hell.

saiga on July 30, 2007 at 2:39 PM

trubble on July 30, 2007 at 1:54 PM
Brilliant!

I’ve always wondered if they could tag some of these guys when they let them go with some kind of homing device, like in Alias. Anyone know if that has real world application?

BadgerHawk on July 30, 2007 at 2:14 PM

The same thought crossed my mind – kinda unsavory, but tempting. Can you imagine how the nutroots would howl?! I can already hear Olbermann making Josef Mengele comparisons…

forest on July 30, 2007 at 2:41 PM

I’ve always wondered if they could tag some of these guys when they let them go with some kind of homing device, like in Alias. Anyone know if that has real world application?

It worked on Wild Kingdom to track cheetahs and other animals. If I had my way every guy we released from Gitmo would be tracked 24/7 and when a few of them get close enough together bomb the crap out of the area. At the very least can spread rumors that we had them implanted to sew a little mistrust among the enemy?

trubble on July 30, 2007 at 2:43 PM

I wonder if they took these hostages because of South Korea’s foreign policy toward the Middle East.

Whaddayathink, there, Dr. Paul?

BigOrangeAxe on July 30, 2007 at 2:48 PM

Dr. Paul would tell them not to send their people to get kidnaped.

saiga on July 30, 2007 at 2:54 PM

I bet all of Korea is going batshit right now. I lived there last year and they take care of their own.

Zach on July 30, 2007 at 2:56 PM

Axe,

That clown Michael Scheuer was just on Fox News insisting that all of the civilized world’s problems with the Islamic world are due to our foreign policy(s). He said “it’s not who we are, it’s our foreign policy”. Hogwash.

And this guy was in charge of the “Bin Laden Unit” of the CIA – I wonder why the unit was unsuccessful?

forest on July 30, 2007 at 2:58 PM

forest, he’s not the only one.

Entelechy on July 30, 2007 at 3:38 PM

I wrote this to the Human Rights Watch this morning because I couldn’t find one reference to these hostages on their website.

I would like to know why there is no mention of the South Korean Christian hostages being held by the Taliban in Afghanistan? Is it because they are Christians?

Your site states that you are “Defending Human Rights Worldwide.” Do these South Koreans not have any rights that you are concerned about?

Why the hypocrisy?

They’ve not replied.

moonsbreath on July 30, 2007 at 3:38 PM

Dr. Paul would tell them not to send their people to get kidnaped.

saiga on July 30, 2007 at 2:54 PM

That statement might make sense if it was the SoKo government that sent them.

If you are praying for these hostages, pray that they will continue to glorify GOD, even in the face of death. These people were preaching the word of GOD, for it must be preached to all, regardless of whether it is accepted or not, and regardless of whether or not we lose our life for it.

“it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”–Philippians 1:20-21 (ESV).

BigOrangeAxe on July 30, 2007 at 3:46 PM

These Koreans are heroes in God’s kingdom! I pray they stay strong in their role as witnesses to the Islamists.

I wonder if even the Dhemocrats can find it in their hearts to condemn this act.

Mojave Mark on July 30, 2007 at 3:57 PM

Isn’t it time for a Delta Force smackdown? The Taliban are repeating their hostage strategy because they were rewarded for it before. Now it’s time to punish them for it. Punish them severely.

Tantor on July 30, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Why is the Taliban active in Afghanistan? They should have been wiped out years ago.

archon2001 on July 30, 2007 at 4:10 PM

Send in the ROK Marines…

m1a1usmc on July 30, 2007 at 4:17 PM

http://www.talkingproud.us/International061406.html

ROK in Vietnam, interesting read… Doesn’t mention how they dealt with those who gave comfort to the enemy though… O’well, some things should just remain rumors anyway…

m1a1usmc on July 30, 2007 at 4:21 PM

I would definitely enjoy hearing our troops reply: “What a coincidence! We killed another Taliban!” But, the rules of PC engagement will not permit it being said.

The ROK Marines were quite brutal against the VC and NVA, and they were quite feared. Yes, it would be good to see the ROK Marines work their magic against the toilet bowl water drinking Taliban. The ROK Marines do not worry about being PC.

The False Dervish on July 30, 2007 at 4:26 PM

I pray for the Koreans and that, whatever happens, Gods will is done.

Seems the hostages are already being mistreated – the Taliban Orcs are claiming that many of them are sick. I’d hate to think of what the Orcs might have done to the women (knowing how Islam ‘honors’ women….).

Makes you sick to think about their plight.

CrazyFool on July 30, 2007 at 4:34 PM

Pakistan is closing the extremist Madrasahs, that’s good.
Pakistan is adding vocational courses to the remaining Madrasahs, that’s good.
Pakistan is working with tribal leaders to fight the Taliban, that’s not working so well.

However, these adult Taliban who shoot hostages and machine gun girls walking to school just need to die. Die fast is Ok. Die slow is Ok. Die in agony is Ok. Die in their sleep is Ok. Die never having talked to Obama is Ok. The sooner these Taliban die the more people can continue to live, and live in peace.

TunaTalon on July 30, 2007 at 4:35 PM

Exactly, ROK don’t do PC; Could you imagine what the media would say after they burned down thier first village.

m1a1usmc on July 30, 2007 at 4:39 PM

Exactly, ROK don’t do PC; Could you imagine what the media would say after they burned down thier first village.

m1a1usmc

The media will be all-a-twitter about the Orc’s ‘human rights’ (never mind the murdered Hostages and little girl’s rights…).

The average person would be ‘f-king A! Go Korea!’

CrazyFool on July 30, 2007 at 4:52 PM

Jazeera has video of the hostages

Jazeera Youtube

William Amos on July 30, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Heartless murdering animals. Islam is a death cult… not a religion.

Maxx on July 30, 2007 at 8:20 PM

Can’t we kill a Muslim in return? We can start off with CAIR members and move on to the Saudi Royal family.

Tim Burton on July 30, 2007 at 9:31 PM

Yep. There will be a “firefight”, a few dead Talibaners, a few dead Soldiers, a whole lotta dead hostages, and the leading paragraph of the story will include, “…and after the firefight bewteen the Freedom Fighters and the Soldiers was over, it appeared the vast majority of the Freedom Fighters escaped from the area…”, like, ‘oh *snap*’, they got away, aw shucks, how’d they do that?

SilverStar830 on July 30, 2007 at 10:45 PM