Tarry for the Nonce

November 29, 2005

Noninvolvement Didn’t Help

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 2:39 pm

German television broadcast photos Tuesday showing a blindfolded German woman being led away by armed captors in Iraq . . .

The pictures of Susanne Osthoff were taken from a video in which her captors demanded that Germany stop any dealings with Iraq’s government, according to Germany’s ARD television. Germany has ruled out sending troops to Iraq and opposed the U.S.-led war.

Considering how completely unsupportive they were of the war, I’m sure Germany is shocked – shocked – to find one of their own targeted. And I’m equally willing to bet they are the only ones who are surprised.



  1. Interesting how disdain for those who would bring their religion to others crosses geopolitical lines.

    Comment by Howard — November 29, 2005 @ 9:07 pm

  2. I got the message when, shortly after the defeat of Saddam, jihadis in Iraq blew up the UN building, with the UN staffers still inside.

    I guess not everyone did.

    Comment by Toly — November 30, 2005 @ 12:21 am

  3. Toly and Laura, I’m shocked – shocked – that you’re conflating the war in Iraq with the “war on terror.”

    Don’t you think that Germany would have it even worse had they supported the war?

    Comment by Troy — November 30, 2005 @ 4:24 pm

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    Comment by Troy — November 30, 2005 @ 4:26 pm

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