Nov 29 2005
If you are following the breaking hostage news in Iraq, there is no better site than the Jawa Report which has an exclusive on the video and the hostages themselves. We pray for them and their families.
There are some interesting updates at Jawa Report. The first is an ignorant move by the peace group the hostages work for blaming the US for their abduction. As Rusty points out, this move probably condemned their people to a horrific series of deaths by beheading as Zarqawi tries to intimidate America with is barbarity.
This is bad news for the hostages if confirmed. If the mesage from the Christian Peacemaker Teams is meant to garner sympathy from the Salafist terror organization, then they are barking up the wrong tree. The only hope for the four Westerners is if the U.S., British, or Iraqi armies find them and liberate them–as they did former hostage Roy Hallums. Ironic, since these are the very people who are risking their lives yet who are blamed by the pacifist organization for the plight of their representatives.
The second update is adds irony on top of the tragedy. Apparently this peace movement was allowed into Iraq pre-invasion to act as human shields. Now they are human pawns. Not to be harsh, but Darwin was right you know.