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So-called U.S. hostage appears to be toy

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This made me laugh...

(CNN) -- A photograph posted on an Islamist Web site appears to be that of an action figure and not a U.S. soldier being held hostage.

Liam Cusack, the marketing coordinator for Dragon Models USA, said the figure pictured on the Web site is believed to be "Special Ops Cody," a military action figure the company manufactured in late 2003.

"It pretty much looks exactly like the same person," he said.

Cusack said he was contacted Tuesday morning by one of his retailers, who informed him that the alleged hostage appeared to be one of the company's action figures.

"I thought it was a joke at first," he said.

But after reading a report on a news Web site about a U.S. soldier allegedly being captured, "I looked at it and said, 'It does look like one of our action figures.'"

"Cody" is an action figure the company made for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, which supplies U.S. military bases worldwide with various items. The doll was meant to look like a U.S. soldier who might be serving in Iraq, Cusack said.

On the Islamist Web site, a group calling itself the Al Mujahedeen Brigade, posted a photograph of a man it claimed was a captured U.S. soldier named John Adam, and it threatened to behead him if Iraqi prisoners are not released by U.S. forces.

Staff Sgt. Nick Minecci of the U.S. military's press office in Baghdad told The Associated Press that "no units have reported anyone missing."

The photograph showed the figure against a black flag with white lettering reading, "God is great, there is no god but Allah." A U.S. military assault rifle was pointed at its head. It appears that "rifle" was part of the plastic weaponry that came with the action figure.

The photograph immediately raised questions.

CNN military analyst James Marks, a retired Army general, questioned its authenticity.

He told CNN in a phone interview that the flak jacket in the picture had a kind of trim along the edges that he'd never seen before, and that the open-legged pants, as opposed to gathered hems, struck him as odd.

He also questioned what appeared to be camouflage paint on the face.

"We have not used camo paint with conventional forces serving in Iraq," Marks said.

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I just saw that on the news! Hilarious! w00t.gif

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alien.gif Ya, but if they get my Klingon Battle Cruiser Model we are all in trouble!

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LOL w00t.gif It relly does apear to be human though...............

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yea, i saw that on the early news this morning.. what a crock of poo

i thought it was maybe joclyn wildenstien's (sp?) family member due to the plastic appearance..

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YOU CRUEL b*******!!!

LET ACTION MAN GO!!! angry.gif

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Id like to see the beheading video for this one! grin2.gif

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you guys...this must be taken serious...we must take all terroists threats seriously. com'on we learned that when 9/11 happened. he appears to be in military clothing so are there any MIA????

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I hope he gets out ok. sad.gif Poor guy, his face looks so plastic and emotionless. His spirit must be broken; that or his pull-string.

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can anyone enlarge this image up? on second thougth he looks like he can use barbie right now...btw how did the arab language get written on the black sheet behind him????

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This just in:

New hostage claimed by al-queda;

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They say that they will release her, but only in trade for the barbie corvette and barbie dream house...

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hmmm now i know what really happened to ken

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So.... When did the US start issuing their GIs M-4s?

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So.... When did the US start issuing their GIs M-4s?

they used m4a1s in afghanistan?

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Haha..thats hilarious thumbsup.gif

-Gasp- Not Barbie too!

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So.... When did the US start issuing their GIs M-4s?

they used m4a1s in afghanistan?

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The GIs? As far as I know, the GIs use M16s...

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John Adam. laugh.gif Typical...

Your materialist toy companys shall be destroyed, Infidels. disgust.gif

This is only the beginning of the action figure Jihad!

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The latest news:

Rescue team storms Iraq to save comrade:

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... crying.gif So brave...

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[attachmentid=11308] This just In from soldiers Wife..........."He was a good soldier, but a bad husband, he couldn't handle me being more successful than him, I mean come on do you know how much a soldier makes so I am the one who had to provide and he didn't like that so he neglected me for his wild side and his cheap, dirty girls "

EDIT- This is the second and last time i'll remove this pic.

It is not wise to remove a moderator's edit remarks.

-UA

Is this the face of someon who is a wise people.[attachmentid=11311]

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The latest news:

Rescue team storms Iraq to save comrade:

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... crying.gif So brave...

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Wow, Very brave indeed, coming all the way from the 1940-50s to rescue a soldier in the future... tongue.gif

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This is sooooo silly.

Must be a slow day in Bagdad.

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This is his friend Joe[attachmentid=11313]

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So.... When did the US start issuing their GIs M-4s?

they used m4a1s in afghanistan?

472845[/snapback]

The GIs? As far as I know, the GIs use M16s...

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hmm well just from googling, it appears both are used:)

This link makes mention of both the m16 and m4 being standard

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Who the hell has kid napped BARBIE tongue.gif

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