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Report: U.S. hostage beheaded in Saudi Arabia


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#1    Fluffybunny

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 05:58 PM

(CNN) -- An Arabic TV news network said Friday that American hostage Paul Johnson Jr. has been beheaded by his Saudi captors.

Al Arabiya said its bureau chief had been shown the video of the killing.

A Saudi security source said, "From our end, we cannot confirm this. We have not found a body yet."

Earlier Friday, Al Arabiya had aired an emotional statement from the wife of Johnson.

Johnson's wife, Noom, who is Thai, said she hoped the Saudi government "can help my husband."

U.S. and Saudi investigators concluded an intensive meeting Friday, Saudi officials said, as security forces spread all over the kingdom searching for Johnson.

Johnson, 49, a Lockheed Martin Corp. employee, had been kidnapped Saturday in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. He helped maintain U.S.-built Apache helicopter gunships for the Saudi military.

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So when we are done in Iraq are we going to liberate Iran or Saudi Arabia first? Should we start a pool?

Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.

People should be working towards fixing problems, not creating them.

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 05:58 PM

Demands had given Saudis 72 hours to save Paul Johnson's life.

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Updated: 1:55 p.m. ET June 18, 2004RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A statement published on an Islamic Web site Friday claimed that American hostage Paul Johnson had been beheaded. The Web site also published photos apparently showing Johnson after death. The claim could not be independently confirmed.

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 06:01 PM

Hey... you beat me by like 2 seconds on posting this

Oh NO!!!... does this mean we are starting to think alike???  blink.gif  huh.gif  dontgetit.gif  crying.gif  

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 06:05 PM

And, the U.S. stands quietly by.

Edited by Babs, 18 June 2004 - 06:08 PM.

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 06:32 PM

I just talked to my husband and people at his office; they are all mad about this. My husband is using a few choice words( I can't put into print) but you get the picture, they are livid.  

We all wish that the U.S. could behead.





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Posted 18 June 2004 - 06:38 PM

QUOTE (Babs @ Jun 18 2004, 07:32 PM)
We all wish that the U.S. could behead.

Are you saying that you wish the whole U.S. could be beheaded?  huh.gif





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Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:03 PM

Why are there US civillains there anyway?  I don't mean any disrespect to Paul Johnson, but I can't even imagine thinking that going to the middle east to work as a civillain when you have a safe country to live is, on any level, a good idea.

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:43 PM

QUOTE (fluffybunny @ Jun 18 2004, 06:58 PM)
(CNN) -- An Arabic TV news network said Friday that American hostage Paul Johnson Jr. has been beheaded by his Saudi captors.

Al Arabiya said its bureau chief had been shown the video of the killing.

A Saudi security source said, "From our end, we cannot confirm this. We have not found a body yet."

Earlier Friday, Al Arabiya had aired an emotional statement from the wife of Johnson.

Johnson's wife, Noom, who is Thai, said she hoped the Saudi government "can help my husband."

U.S. and Saudi investigators concluded an intensive meeting Friday, Saudi officials said, as security forces spread all over the kingdom searching for Johnson.

Johnson, 49, a Lockheed Martin Corp. employee, had been kidnapped Saturday in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. He helped maintain U.S.-built Apache helicopter gunships for the Saudi military.

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So when we are done in Iraq are we going to liberate Iran or Saudi Arabia first? Should we start a pool?

I say saudi, because there next in line with Operation Iraqi Liberation
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Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE (Student&Alive @ Jun 18 2004, 09:43 PM)
I say saudi, because there next in line with Operation Iraqi Liberation
(O.I.L)

This thread is about the barbaric murder of an innocent man.  I don't think it's the place for cheesy political statements.

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:58 PM

Alleged Johnson kidnapping ringleader killed. "ALRIGHT"! The leader of al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia killed.

Nxt...no, I wish the U.S. could behead terrrorists...."an eye for an eye".

Another thing I just got to say, "with friends like Saudi Arabia, who needs enemies."

Edited by Babs, 18 June 2004 - 10:14 PM.

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 10:45 PM

QUOTE (Babs @ Jun 18 2004, 02:58 PM)
Another thing I just got to say, "with friends like Saudi Arabia, who needs enemies."

I have no idea how we could consider them a "friend". I was there 10 years ago, if it wasn't for the fact that Iraq was about to roll into their country they would not have wanted anything to do with us, and weren't afraid to say so.

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Nxt...no, I wish the U.S. could behead terrrorists...."an eye for an eye".


A well placed high caliber sniper round will pretty much do that for you...





Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.

People should be working towards fixing problems, not creating them.

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:18 AM

I like your style, fluffybunny. wink2.gif  

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:28 AM

QUOTE (Cufflink @ Jun 18 2004, 10:26 PM)
QUOTE (Student&Alive @ Jun 18 2004, 09:43 PM)
I say saudi, because there next in line with Operation Iraqi Liberation
(O.I.L)

This thread is about the barbaric murder of an innocent man.  I don't think it's the place for cheesy political statements.

So your saying it is possible to kill someone in a civilized manner?

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:37 AM

QUOTE (Student&Alive @ Jun 19 2004, 02:28 AM)
So your saying it is possible to kill someone in a civilized manner?

Of course not.  rolleyes.gif   The man was murdered, and the manner of his killing, a way that is particularly abhorrent to westerners, was chosen for maximum impact.

I think the word barbaric is a good way to describe his killers.

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:47 AM

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I have no idea how we could consider them a "friend". I was there 10 years ago, if it wasn't for the fact that Iraq was about to roll into their country they would not have wanted anything to do with us, and weren't afraid to say so


Saudis are for a fact the most blah blah offensive guff  I have encountered them on several different fronts,  Miltary, and Civilian.

Edited by Aslan, 19 June 2004 - 11:04 AM.

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