February 16, 2010

Video: Taliban Hold Two French Hostage (Also, Messin' With the Taliban}

A video of two French hostages was posted at the Taliban's official website a few days ago. The two journalists were captured in December.

Here's the video. I'm streaming it below directly from the Taliban's website. Yes, the Taliban have a website and it's back up and running.

Which means the more people watch it, the more the Taliban will have to spend on bandwidth. So, do us a favor and watch it over and over again. And embed it on your website. Etc, ..... Just go to the link above and grab the embed code.

Hat tip: Myself, "Asadullah Alshishani" at our forum.

AP:

The Taliban released a video Sunday of two French journalists kidnapped in Afghanistan in December pleading for their government to negotiate with their captors.

The video was posted on a Web site and the link was provided by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. On it, the two journalists plead for their release and urge French President Nicolas Sarkozy to negotiate quickly with their captors.

The pair disappeared Dec. 30 along with two or three Afghan employees while traveling in Kapisa province northeast of Kabul. French soldiers in the region are fighting the Taliban and other insurgents as part of NATO's mission in Afghanistan.

In the video, one of the reporters said there was a third hostage, though only the two Frenchmen appeared on tape. They spoke sitting on the floor of a dark room, with a flowered sheet hung behind them. Both were unshaven and appeared tired, but the two reporters both said they were in good health and had been well treated. They said the days and weeks felt long and they were eager to go home.

More copies of the video. Just because.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:57 PM | Comments |