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Commandos Free Times Reporter From Captors in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member


    Just a headline so far...
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    From Reuters:
  3. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

  4. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Great news. Hopefully a few Taliban bastards went to meet their virgins, too.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Fuck. Interpreter killed during rescue.

    Times article here:

  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Stephen Farrell's first hand account:

  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    Nice column by Farrell's colleague Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star


    I've worked closely with Farrell. I know he would have treated Munadi, a freelance Afghan journalist just returned to him homeland after obtaining a master's degree in Germany, as an equal.

    Ribbing from colleagues aside, Farrell is an expert at assessing and managing risks. He is cautious — within the context of his profession — and methodical.

    In 2003, at the start of the "Shock & Awe'' bombing campaign that launched the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Farrell and I burned rubber driving 15 hours from Amman, Jordan, to Baghdad. Before setting out, Farrell — then with The Times of London — was careful to advise military contacts that we were on the highway, so that our vehicle — with a bright orange tarp on the roof – would not be hit in an airstrike. American Special Forces tracked us all the way.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    What a meticulously described horror story.
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