Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Fillipino Peacekeepers Kidnapped By al-Qaida Backed Rebels

Nadene Goldfoot
For the 2nd time this year, Syrian rebels have kidnapped UN peacekeepers  on the ceasefire line between Syria and Israel along the Golan Heights.  21 peace keepers were kidnapped in March and now they have taken 4 Filipino peacekeepers right opposite Jamlah, a Syrian village yesterday.  The kidnappers are communicating to the outside world by tweeting.

Their excuse is to keep them safe.  Safe from what?  Pictures released show the 4 peacekeepers sitting with bare feet.  That's either to keep them from running away or-the rebels need new boots.  Kidnappers kidnap people for some reason, usually money.  What are they plotting to receive in exchange of  the lives of these young men?  It's the same kidnappers as in March, the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade.  They are a branch of Al Qaida.  We have al Qaida in the act here along with Hezbollah in Lebanon.  What an area.

The UN has had peacekeepers in the Golan Heights since 1974.


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