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Remember the "human shields"? The people who went to Iraq to protect oil refineries, power stations, hospitals, and other potential targets from American bombing? Saddam's best friends from the West, in other words.

Well, one of them, a Brit named Phil Sands, found himself taken captive by some of the very people he was protecting from supposed US aggression. And now lucky Phil has been rescued by US Special Forces. The rescue made the European press, but the American press has virtually ignored it. And even the Euros failed to note his former status as a human shield. Sweetness & Light, which has a terrific track record of finding the news others ignore, remembered Phil, though. And so should you.

Thomas Lifson  1 19 06

Remember the "human shields"? The people who went to Iraq to protect oil refineries, power stations, hospitals, and other potential targets from American bombing? Saddam's best friends from the West, in other words.

Well, one of them, a Brit named Phil Sands, found himself taken captive by some of the very people he was protecting from supposed US aggression. And now lucky Phil has been rescued by US Special Forces. The rescue made the European press, but the American press has virtually ignored it. And even the Euros failed to note his former status as a human shield. Sweetness & Light, which has a terrific track record of finding the news others ignore, remembered Phil, though. And so should you.

Thomas Lifson  1 19 06