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Video footage allegedly showing two kidnap victims

Can anybody tell me why we still have western aid workers out in Iraq?

Another four aid workers have been kidnapped in Baghdad. Two Canadians, a Briton, and an American, were snatched in the western area of the city last week.

One of the aid workers, 74 year old Norman Kember (the Brit), was an ardent campaigner against the war in Iraq, and he along with the other three, worked for an organisation called the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). Do the monsters who abducted him care? I think not.

I know that these people are there to help, but have they learned nothing from the Ken Bigley-type stories?

It doesn’t matter to the the Islamic fundamentalists out there that these people are specifically in the country to help their people. To them, all westerners are infidels, whose lives have no value.

The CPT had this to say:

“We are angry because what has happened to our team mates is the result of the actions of the U.S. and UK governments due to the illegal attack on Iraq and the continuing occupation and oppression of its people,”

Okey dokey then…

So I ask the question again, why the f*ck are civilians still out there?

Thinking about it, why can’t our soldiers come home too?


  • byrdloves2read
    November 30
    12:39 pm

    Jumping into deep water without a lifejacket … CPT is playing with the lives of its volunteers just to make a political point. Doesn’t make sense to me to blame US and UK govts when terrorists kidnap and kill Christians (who are there as aid workers or missionaries). It’s being done in other countries but there’s no US govt to blame so no stink is raised. The world is full of grey issues, it’s not black and white as some idealists like to pretend. I feel sorry for the kidnap victims and their families. But Iraq isn’t a stable place for aid workers whether they are Christian or Muslim. It’s a country in the midst of war. Atrocities will happen.


  • Eve Vaughn
    November 30
    2:07 pm

    As long as the government keeps handing out those lucrative contracts people will go over there. My cousin’s husband is a civilian worker in Iraq right now, and his pay has quadrupled because he’s over there. I don’t care how much they’d pay me, I wouldn’t go over there, but the money is enticing for some people.


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