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Naive journo’s hell tale as Somalia hostage
New York Post ^ | September 1, 2013 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN

Posted on 09/01/2013 4:27:35 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Bored with her life and fresh off a New Year’s Eve epiphany, a 24-year-old Canadian named Amanda Lindhout quits her job as a cocktail waitress and decides to become a journalist. To get famous fast, she’ll start in Afghanistan, landing in Kabul in May 2007. She moves on to Iraq in January 2008, and is held hostage for several hours in Sadr City before paying off her captors.

“Affirming that I have the world in the palm of my hand,” she has written in her journal. Amanda has no training and is using “TV Reporting for Dummies” as her manual. She gives an interview in which she says every other journalist in Baghdad, aside from herself, is too scared to leave the Green Zone. She’s so naive, she doesn’t realize her fellow reporters — “fancypants,” she called them — will see this boast online.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: lindhout; muslims; somalia
Naivete, thy name is liberal.
1 posted on 09/01/2013 4:27:35 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Liberal woman + muslim country + public leftist education = hostage, rape and/or death


2 posted on 09/01/2013 4:34:43 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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3 posted on 09/01/2013 4:36:08 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

The part about her BF and the ransom is spectacular. I wonder if that is a reason the two don’t communication. Nah, he must be shallow.


4 posted on 09/01/2013 4:39:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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This is without a doubt the most arrogantly stupidest woman I've ever heard of. She's not only a danger to herself but anyone she comes in contact with. I doubt this moron knows just how lucky she is to be alive. She could have been gang-raped to death or raped and then sold into slavery and never heard from again. Unfortunately Canada and the UK are fool of moral idiots like this woman. And the US is too. Rachel Cory is a prime example.
5 posted on 09/01/2013 4:40:39 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like she didn’t learn. She went back to Somalia. The liberal mind is hermetically sealed.


6 posted on 09/01/2013 4:42:57 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder if she learned anything?


7 posted on 09/01/2013 4:44:52 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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They’re both lucky they got out alive. Many don’t. Plus, she had a muzzie’s kid.


8 posted on 09/01/2013 5:02:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: null and void

I wonder if she learned anything?


Does not sound like it. The outright support for radical islam by the left defies logic and explanation beyond their shared hatred for the West.


9 posted on 09/01/2013 5:07:11 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: ConservativeStatement

You could learn a lot from this girl. A real survivor this one.


10 posted on 09/01/2013 5:15:07 PM PDT by tupac (the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe)
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Let me get this right .... do something extremely stupid then suggest that something could be learned .... a real survivor ... I don’t think so.


11 posted on 09/01/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This was a good experience for a liberal.


12 posted on 09/01/2013 5:18:32 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Wow, quite an amazing story..hard to believe someone can be that incredibly naive and stupid rolled into one person...

...and she gets to vote...

13 posted on 09/01/2013 5:21:52 PM PDT by Popman (PTRD (Post Traumatic Racism Disorder)....coming to a court room soon....)
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yeah, but she only gets to vote in canada, so no big whup.


14 posted on 09/01/2013 5:25:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
This astoundingly, world-record beating self-centered selfish woman...I don't know how she dare show her face in public, much less "tell her story". I cannot believe the selfishness in this POS to talk another human into doing this (not that he's lacking in his own stupidity and weakness), then blithely getting them into such a situation, then attempting to save her own life with the money his family raised, and to hell with him, as far as she's concerned. Just think, bitches like this will be in the military, putting men's lives in danger. I know this is utterly politically incorrect, but females just have a different kind of survival instinct and sense of loyalty, especially when men are involved, and have no business being one of the links in that chain. It's an extraordinary woman who will sacrifice herself for anything other than her children, and especially for grown men. It's just not one of the basic instincts provided to most women.
15 posted on 09/01/2013 5:28:42 PM PDT by mrsmel (toOne Who Can See)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Incredible story, and she still won’t reveal how bad it really was, what a whack case she is.


16 posted on 09/01/2013 5:32:33 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: 2banana

Having read this story elsewhere, i have concluded she is/was trouble. To be avoided.


17 posted on 09/01/2013 5:35:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Went through hell and shows great courage. Winner baby.


18 posted on 09/01/2013 5:37:44 PM PDT by tupac (the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Now that is a special kind of stupid.
19 posted on 09/01/2013 5:41:14 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Poor thing. Best that intelligent people can do is steer well clear of her.


20 posted on 09/01/2013 5:44:14 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Nigel is floored to learn that Amanda’s mother had, 11 years ago, joined a cult in Japan and been held hostage herself.

I'm not sure you'll believe this, but it's likely she's talking about AUM SHINRIKYO, which attacked the Tokyo subway system with SARIN, killing 5 and sending over 10,000 panicked people to hospitals (it's little known in the West that their plans also included coaxing along armegeddon by nerve-gassing all of Tokyo from a rare, huge Mi-26 Russian helicopter, but there ya go).

So there you have it --mom, kidnapped by end-of-times Japanese nerve-gassers, and daughter kidnapped by Somali Muslim kooks from hell.

Quite a family, quite a family, indeed.

21 posted on 09/01/2013 5:47:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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In the early days following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Aum Shinrikyo actually bought airtime on Radio Moscow World Service, I remember hearing those broadcasts, and it was the weirdest thing I’d ever heard in my life.


22 posted on 09/01/2013 5:49:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement
This woman is an idiot and full of sh!t. From the article:Anybody here know how you play Russian roulette with a rifle? Notice also that the weapon is not just a rifle but one of those extra-evil assault weapons.
23 posted on 09/01/2013 6:07:54 PM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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surprised the stooopid cow isn't suing her former boss for letting her play war correspondent when she had no business having the job in the first place...
24 posted on 09/01/2013 6:23:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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While the cult was Japanese, they had almost twice as many Russian believers as Japanese. It’s likely they first made that recruitment effort out of a desire to make sensitive contacts in the ex-Soviet ARMS INDUSTRY.

I do know that that effort bore considerable fruit, to include one person who had access to a secretive Russian weapons lab.

Aum was also in the early stages of purchase of a ex-Soviet nuclear submarine —an Oscar...? I can’t remember that part.

That story is detailed and almost NO part of it does not sound totally nuts.

The cult was finally busted and the residual bits reformed into a smaller cult named, “Aref” or something.


25 posted on 09/01/2013 6:25:48 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Truth29

She could’ve moved to Minnesota if she wanted to live among the Somalis.


26 posted on 09/01/2013 6:57:54 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So Nigel, did you get laid?


27 posted on 09/01/2013 11:18:59 PM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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