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January 09, 2006

German Ninja Hostage: A Spy?

Curiouser and curiouser.

Remember her?

She was kidnapped in Iraq and then began acting very strangely.

UPI now reports she was a spy:

Susanne Osthoff, the German archeologist kidnapped by Iraqi gunmen on Nov. 25 and released before Christmas was connected with her country's intelligence service, the BND, and had helped arrange a meeting with a top member of the terrorist organization al-Qaida, possibly Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi himself, according to well informed German sources Sunday.

The sources confirmed German press reports that the 43-year-old woman had worked for the BND in Iraq on a freelance basis, and had for some time even stayed in a German intelligence safe house in Baghdad.

It would, I guess, help explain why the Germans had ransomed her.


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