Freed hostages update

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The deceptively labeled  "peace activists" from the deceptively named Christian Peacemakers Team recently freed from captivity in Iraq have not only refused to thank their rescuers, they've refused to give additional information about their captors which might help free other hostages. 
 
Hmmm, maybe they would have just been happier to remain with their captors who they might see as their liberators.
 
Ethel C. Fenig   3 26 07

Update from Ethel Fenig:

Although the members of the so—called Christian Peacemakers Teams that were rescued in Iraq claimed they journeyed there "motivated by a passion for justice and peace to live out a non—violent alternative in a nation wracked by armed conflict" they're delusional, they're lying and even a bit racist.  

Where were their voices when Saddam was gassing Kurds, fighting Iran, slaughtering his own people?  Or did they believe this was "justice and peace"?  

And if they really wanted to help the Iraqis why didn't they at least bother to learn their language? It seems the only method of communicating with the captors they had come to introduce to "justice and peace" was with hand signals.

But some Iraqis had other names and motives for them.

Iraq's embassy to Canada lashed out at the Christian Peacemaker Teams Friday, calling them "phoney pacifists" and "dupes" after the antiwar group responded to the rescue of three of its kidnapped activists by condemning the U.S.—led military intervention in Iraq.

The Iraqi embassy called CPT "willfully ignorant" and "outrageous," and accused the Chicago—based group of being on the side of anti—democratic forces in Iraq.

And about a century ago Lenin had another term for arrogant and mindless people like this——useful idiots.

The deceptively labeled  "peace activists" from the deceptively named Christian Peacemakers Team recently freed from captivity in Iraq have not only refused to thank their rescuers, they've refused to give additional information about their captors which might help free other hostages. 
 
Hmmm, maybe they would have just been happier to remain with their captors who they might see as their liberators.
 
Ethel C. Fenig   3 26 07

Update from Ethel Fenig:

Although the members of the so—called Christian Peacemakers Teams that were rescued in Iraq claimed they journeyed there "motivated by a passion for justice and peace to live out a non—violent alternative in a nation wracked by armed conflict" they're delusional, they're lying and even a bit racist.  

Where were their voices when Saddam was gassing Kurds, fighting Iran, slaughtering his own people?  Or did they believe this was "justice and peace"?  

And if they really wanted to help the Iraqis why didn't they at least bother to learn their language? It seems the only method of communicating with the captors they had come to introduce to "justice and peace" was with hand signals.

But some Iraqis had other names and motives for them.

Iraq's embassy to Canada lashed out at the Christian Peacemaker Teams Friday, calling them "phoney pacifists" and "dupes" after the antiwar group responded to the rescue of three of its kidnapped activists by condemning the U.S.—led military intervention in Iraq.

The Iraqi embassy called CPT "willfully ignorant" and "outrageous," and accused the Chicago—based group of being on the side of anti—democratic forces in Iraq.

And about a century ago Lenin had another term for arrogant and mindless people like this——useful idiots.