Jill Carroll's Release




 
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Boots
 
April 1st, 2006  
Airborne Eagle
 
 

Topic: Jill Carroll's Release


Recently, journalist Jill Carroll was released from captivity after three months or so.

Folks are making a big deal about how she was treated well and she doesn't seem to have a harsh word about her captors.

My question is, who is Allan Enwiyah and does he get any say as to how well the kidnapped folks are treated?
April 1st, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Who are these people? I haven't heard anything about this on the news at all!! Hmm, funny....
April 2nd, 2006  
Marinerhodes
 
 
I did a little searching and didnt come up with much to be honest. I guess it wasn't sensational enough for the national media to make a full blown story out of it. Again, media bias. Whether it is in support or against anything, if it is not sensational enough they will not put it on TV.
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April 2nd, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
It was all over the news a couple of days ago, the media made it a point to mention that she wasn't treated harshly. Those nice squishy terrorists that they are!

I have a feeling she wasn't kidnapped at all. Too much is fishy, looks like it was staged to me. Most of the other kidnap victims over the years lost their heads, funny how the last two female reporters, that had already shown sympathy towards the insurgents/terrorists side made it out alive and with no physical harm done to them.

The batch that were released prior to her also had a better light to paint of the terrorists/insurgents than the coalition.



April 2nd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
Was she an anti-war activist?
April 2nd, 2006  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
yea, same, haven't heard anything!
April 2nd, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Didnt hear anything about it...Maybe i should buy a small TV that runs nothing but fox news or cnn...then i would never miss it! That being said, I would have to agree with PJ24 saying that most of the captives have been decapitated,male or female; so why would they show sympathy to this particular reporter?And perhaps she had a bit of Stockholm Syndrome...not a harsh word to say...THEY BLEW UP THE TWIN TOWERS! Couldnt you at least say something to that effect?
April 2nd, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 

Topic: All is not what it seems


Quote:
Originally Posted by PJ24
It was all over the news a couple of days ago, the media made it a point to mention that she wasn't treated harshly. Those nice squishy terrorists that they are!

I have a feeling she wasn't kidnapped at all. Too much is fishy, looks like it was staged to me. Most of the other kidnap victims over the years lost their heads, funny how the last two female reporters, that had already shown sympathy towards the insurgents/terrorists side made it out alive and with no physical harm done to them.

The batch that were released prior to her also had a better light to paint of the terrorists/insurgents than the coalition.
She said what she said to get released.

Read her statement here:
The following is a statement from former hostage Jill Carroll, which was read yesterday in Boston by Richard Bergenheim, editor of The Christian Science Monitor:
I'm so happy to be free, and am looking forward to spending a lot of time with my family. I want to express my deep appreciation to all the people who worked so long and hard for my release. I am humbled by the sympathy and support expressed by so many people during my kidnapping.

In the past few days, the US military and officials have been extremely generous, and I am grateful for their help. Throughout this ordeal, many US agencies have committed themselves to bringing me safely home.
My colleagues at The Christian Science Monitor have worked ceaselessly to secure my release, and worked with security consultants to do so. Many other news organizations, both inside and outside of Iraq, as well as many officials from Iraq and other countries, worked hard to bring about my freedom.
So many people around the world spoke out on my behalf.
Thank you, all of you.
During my last night of captivity, my captors forced me to participate in a propaganda video. They told me I would be released if I cooperated. I was living in a threatening environment, under their control, and I wanted to go home alive. So I agreed.
Things that I was forced to say while captive are now being taken by some as an accurate reflection of my personal views. They are not. The people who kidnapped me and murdered Alan Enwiya are criminals at best. They robbed Alan of his life and devastated his family. They put me, my family, and my friends -- all those around the world -- who have prayed so fervently for my release -- through a horrific experience. I was, and remain, deeply angry with the people who did this.
I also gave a TV interview to the Iraqi Islamic Party shortly after my release. The party had promised me the interview would never be broadcast or aired on television, and they broke their word. At any rate, fearing retribution from my captors, I did not speak freely. Out of fear I said I wasn't threatened. In fact, I was threatened many times.
Also, at least two false statements about me have been widely aired: One, that I refused to travel and cooperate with the US military, and two, that I refused to discuss my captivity with US officials. Again, neither statement is true.
I want to be judged as a journalist, not as a hostage. I remain as committed as ever to fairness and accuracy -- to discovering the truth -- and so I will not engage in polemics. But let me be clear: I abhor all who kidnap and murder civilians, and my captors are clearly guilty of both crimes.
Now, I ask for the time to heal. This has been a taxing 12 weeks for me and for my family. Please allow us some quiet time alone, together.
The following is a statement from Richard Bergenheim, editor of The Christian Science Monitor:
The Monitor wants to add its gratitude to everyone who is helping Jill return home. You know she's on her way. In addition we want to thank again all those in the Iraqi press who have been tireless in their campaign for Jill's release; we wish to thank the politicians, sheiks, and clerics in Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and other countries who have spoken out as well. And we need to thank all the citizens of Iraq, regular people like you and me, who continue to speak out strongly as well. We are in debt to far too many people to thank them all. Jill will be home soon. As she writes, it is a time for healing. Let the healing begin. Thank you all.
Copyright 2006 Globe Newspaper Company.
April 3rd, 2006  
Marinerhodes
 
 
I still think something is odd there.
April 3rd, 2006  
Fox
 
 
When I heard that she was released by the insurgents. I got something feeling bad. I just don't know why they just let her go without reason. Sound like the insurgents has something new to plan. But glad that she is alive and well.