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Old 01-02-2005, 22:22:50   #1
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Stupid Terrorist Tricks?

This morning a group of militants claimed to have kidnapped an American soldier:

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi militants claimed in a Web statement Tuesday to have taken an American soldier hostage and threatened to behead him in 72 hours unless the Americans release Iraqi prisoners. The U.S. military said it was investigating, but the claim's authenticity could not be immediately confirmed.

The posting, on a Web site that frequently carried militants' statements, included a photo of what that statement said was an American soldier, wearing desert fatigues and seated on a concrete floor with his hands tied behind his back. The figure in the photo appeared stiff and expressionless, and the photo's authenticity could not be confirmed.

A gun barrel was pointed at his head, and behind him on the wall is a black banner emblazoned with the Islamic profession of faith, "There is no god but God and Muhammad is His prophet."

A U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, Marine Sgt. Salju K. Thomas, said he had no information on the claim but "we are currently looking into it."

(AP) This image of what appears to be a captured US soldier was posted on an Iraqi militant website,...
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A statement posted with the picture suggested the group was holding other soldiers.

"Our mujahadeen heroes of Iraq's Jihadi Battalion were able to capture American military man John Adam after killing a number of his comrades and capturing the rest," said the statement, signed by the "Mujahedeen Brigades."

"God willing, we will behead him if our female and male prisoners are not released from U.S. prisons within the maximum period of 72 hours from the time this statement has been released," the statement said.

The posting did not show any ID card for the alleged captive and no organization's name was written on the black banner, as have appeared in some past claims of kidnappings. The man's uniform had no U.S. insignia or names visible.

The Mujahedeen Brigades have claimed responsibility for two kidnappings in the past - the abduction in April of three Japanese who were released and that of a Brazilian engineer who went missing after an ambush that the Brigades claimed to have carried out along with the Ansar al-Sunnah Army.

More than 180 foreigners have been kidnapped in the past year. At least 10 of them, including three American civilians, remain in the hands of their kidnappers.

The only American soldier known to have been taken hostage is Pfc. Keith M. Maupin, 20, of Batavia, Ohio, who was shown in a video in April being held by militants. Another video aired in June showed what purported to be Maupin's slaying, but the picture was too unclear to confirm it was him and the military still lists him as missing.

Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun went missing in Iraq in June and later photos surfaced on Arab television showing him blindfolded with a sword to his head. In July he made his way to the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. Back in the United States, he said he had been captured, but in December he was charged with desertion for the incident.
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This image of what appears to be a captured US soldier was posted on an Iraqi militant website, Tuesday Feb. 1, 2005. According to the website, the militants threatened to behead the hostage in 72 hours unless the Americans release Iraqi prisoners. The claim could not be verified.(AP Photo)
Awful, right?

Weellll...

Somebody seeing that news item realized that the soldier looked...familiar...

Like this guy...


Too close?

Okay, we'll back up a bit...



...right.
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Old 01-02-2005, 22:38:26   #2
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I was thinking, boy, that guy's head is small.

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Old 01-02-2005, 22:39:23   #3
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Old 01-02-2005, 22:40:16   #4
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Old 01-02-2005, 23:50:25   #5
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They are going to behead an action figure? Oh, the humanity!
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:31:51   #6
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The foregrip on the little plastic rifle seals it for me. What beats me is why they would do something that stupid. Unless they don't have any available living hostages.
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:46:20   #7
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:10:39   #8
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Because they think it's funny?
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:39:18   #9
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:44:09   #10
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Because they think it's funny?
.. and they think they're sexy,
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:51:50   #11
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I never really was into homosexual army figurines, but in my opinion isn't that exactly what they are for? To be dressed the way you want them to be and put in as many concievable positions/scenarios as possible?
Fair play to them, they've taken it one step further!
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:08:07   #12
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It used to be about the terror, man.
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:06:17   #14
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I can't believe nobodies' picked up on the obvious Rod Stewart references.
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Actually, now that I pull myself together, I think you're not worthy. Hold on Honey, before you flame me further, Give me a chance so I can get my asbestos on.
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What Rod Stewart references?

Is he a small military doll?
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If you think I'm stupid, and you want to kill me
Come on honey tell me so
If you really hate me just reach out and stab me
Come on babe, let the blood flow
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What Rod Stewart references?

Is he a small military doll?
Hundred nil?
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Hundred nil?
I think you mean own goal... but no, I have no idea what you are talking about.
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I don;t think I do either.

By the way, you must be young.
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Don't worry nye, some of us caught the reference.
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What Rod Stewart references?

Is he a small military doll?

With an inflatable arse?



Which reminds me, I bought a "best of Kenny Everett" DVD before Christmas and it was rubbish! What a stupid idea that was - totally ruined my memories of that programme being funny
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Don't worry nye, some of us caught the reference.
Unfortunately...that song makes my skin crawl.
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I think we should call their bluff, we have plenty more action figures around here.
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