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Friday, July 09, 2004

Poor Ali - Just Wanted to Go Home

Cpl Wassef Ali Hassoun is in trouble.

This is the American soldier who recently was kidnapped and reportedly beheaded by one of the many militant groups in Iraq. Now there are doubt about the circumstances surrounding his kidnapping, why he was freed, and how he suddenly popped up in Lebanon.

Fluent in Arabic, English and French... surely better career opportunities than the US Marines awaited someone with those skills. And the marines have started a criminal investigation, only saying his absence from duty is an issue. Well...yes, if you've been kidnapped, surely your absence from duty is not something you have much control over. Do they court-martial returned POWs for being AWOL? Obviously the marines aren't convinced the whole kidnapping wasn't staged.

the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 7/09/2004 11:28:00 am || || Return to Top