BAGHDAD _U.S. authorities in Baghdad have received five severed fingers belonging to four Americans and an Austrian who were taken hostage more than a year ago in Iraq , U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Authorities confirmed that the fingers belonged to hostages Jonathon Cote , of Gainesville, Fla. ; Joshua Munns , of Redding, Calif. ; Paul Johnson Reuben , of Buffalo, Minn. ; Bert Nussbaumer of Vienna, Austria ; and Ronald J. Withrow , an American who was kidnapped separately from the others.
The first four men were security contractors with Kuwait -based Crescent Security and were captured in a brazen ambush of their 43-truck supply convoy in the southern Iraqi town of Safwan, near the Kuwaiti border, on Nov. 16, 2006 .
There was no word on a fifth contractor who was seized with them, John Young , of Kansas City . Contrary to Austrian news reports, none of the fingers belonged to him, authorities said.
Alan Note: this nasty LITTLE action has had a silver lining. Those who hear about it. even some who were dhimmis, are beginning to undersand and realise there is no negotiating, nor appeasing Islamists and an emotional backlash has started building up against JIhadists.
Remember "Jimmuh the idiot Carter" days when Iran had the US Embassy hostages? Remember how anything Iranian or possibly Mid-Eastern inside the USA was vilified and frequently physically attacked, including some Indians because they wore turbans?
That negativity, that emotional backlash has finally begun to develop and it would bode well for Moslems to begin to oppose the violent political Islamists before the reaction of Americans and also in many parts of Europe reaches a boiling point.
Just as Iraqis have begun to give up Al Qaeda and anti-American terrorsits, both Sunni and Shi'a varieties, Moslems in the USA and Europe should begin to give up the violent members of their societies to the authorities and prevent the catastrophe where they will be among the first to suffer. Not njust the kafirs.
Not sure? Look at what Moslems are doing to Moslems evrywhere, hurting their own kind as often or more frequently than kafirs.
Moslems have maimed and murdered more Moslems than everyone else put togheter. So sstart working toward your own survivals. You will not be spared if you allow the jihadiss to continue their violence.
The flames they throw at kafirs will also consume you in painful fire and death.
I have been calling on the West to come to its senses and stop being dhimmis, now I call on you - the world's "everyone" Moslems to protect your own BEST interests not those of the political jihadiss who care less for you than for their feeling of power - which they will NOT share with you.
Don't believe me? Look at the horrible, miserable plight of the populace of Islamic Iran for proof. You cannot pass it off as "shi'a on shi'a" when Iran is killing anyone and anything that stands in their way of power.
Having to feed half a million miserable street children and a couple of hundred thousand abandoned women in the city of Tehran streets, stands in their way - so they are ignored and left to die - or survive if they can.
Think you will be treated any differently? Wake up Moslems! Before it is too late for all of you.
REALIZE! It is the less educated masses that provide the cannon-fodder, suicidal power for Islam, not the better educated few.
Except those doctors and professors that strive for leadership through joining with the illterate and fanatical "unwashed masses" as their path to indulge their own desire for power and higher hierarchy.