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November 15, 2004

Terrorist Kidnappers Releasing Hostages?

So says Al-Jazeera, which isn't exactly the gold standard for truthfulness and accuracy.

Still, if true, it sort of undermines that pesky theory that we have to make nice-nice with killers and animals in order to influence their behavior.

Seems like several thousand Marines, soldiers, and intelligence officers make for pretty effective negotiators.

Kilroy Is Here, And He's Staying a While Update: GregS sends this photo:


AP'S CAPTION: A US Marine of the 1st Division writes the words 'Dark Horse' on a beam of the bridge western Fallujah, Iraq, where the bodies of two American contractors killed by militants were strung up in March, sparking the earlier U.S. siege, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. An earlier message left by soldiers reads: 'This is for the Americans of Blackwater that were murdered here in 2004, Semper Fidelis 3/5.' (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Hmm... It's that Anja Niedringhaus again. I don't know how she let this morale-boosting photo slip through.

CNN Report: Just a little bit from CNN that's worth mentioning. The "fighters" in Fallujah are mostly being killed, not captured.

Perfect.

"Nuts" Update: Turns out there's a little bit more to that message than Anja is comfortable reporting.

Thanks, Capp.


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