Skip to comments.Fox News Reporters Freed for $2 Million
Posted on 11/15/2006 2:55:21 AM PST by beyond the sea
JERUSALEM Palestinian terror groups and security organizations in the Gaza Strip received $2 million from a United States source in exchange for the release of Fox News employees Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, who were kidnapped here last summer, a senior leader of one of the groups suspected of the abductions told WND.
The terror leader, from the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees, said his organization's share of the money was used to purchase weapons, which he said would be utilized "to hit the Zionists."
He said he expects the payments for Centanni and Wiig's freedom will encourage Palestinian groups to carry out further kidnappings.
Officials associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party and its security organization, the Preventative Security Services, confirmed to WND money was paid for the release of the Fox News reporters.
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If a movie is ever made of these events, Kevin Bacon can play Wiig.
Would they do the same for Geraldo?
Wonder how their conversion to Islam is going. They sold out and so did we. No wonder the jihadis feel confident in beating us.
Wow. Nothing good can possibly come from this.
I was just about to post this:
"A source at Fox told WND many parties were involved with the freedom of Centanni and Wiig, including the U.S. government, and that it was possible money was paid." --- Hmm, I wonder if they would have shelled out cash (if they actually did) so readily for CNN folks.
"The senior Committees leader and members of Fatah's Preventative Security Services told WND that as part of the cash transfer, leaders of the Security Services pledged to ensure against further kidnappings of Americans in the Palestinian territories." ---
Right. (sarcasm off)
Yeah, the words "until they've agreed their percentage" should be added to the end of that sentence.
A wise man said "never negotiate with a terrorist". His wisdom has been forgotten and we see the results.
I would not give them $2.00 for old Geraldo.
I hate to say it...But when do we start kidnapping Arab journalists?
Or, for any American that converts to Islam !!!
I hear you, but this is probably a lot more complicated than we will ever know.
Who knows who is telling the truth, but making payoffs generally is just another way to show an enemy that you are weak.
Payoffs only work for so long.
So... renouncing their religion was just a sweetner?
"I hate to say it...But when do we start kidnapping Arab journalists?"
Because that would accomplish...?
I don't think they really renounced their religion.
They were fakin' it ........... like Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally".
Out of the mouth!!!!!
If a person has any convictions at all you do not "fake" it.
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