June 25, 2009, - 11:08 am

Did Taliban Allow Friendly New York Times Reporter to “Escape”? Looks Like It

By Debbie Schlussel
It’s rare when Western hostages are able to escape from Islamic terrorists. The terrorists don’t have Western values, but they’re not dummies. And usually, those who escape are Westerners being held not by hardened Islamic terrorists but by incompetent low-level thugs seeking expensive ransoms only.
And we’ve seen that the only Westerners that are voluntarily released are America-hating, Islamo-pandering far lefty reporters, like Jill Carroll, who are more valuable alive and free as useful idiots filing pan-Islamic “journalism” stories instead of in continued captivity or dead. when they’ve got you, they’ve got you . . . unless they–and only they–decide to let you go.
I’m very suspicious of the story of New York Times reporter David Rohde’s “escape” from the Taliban, which I wrote about on Monday Morning. The guy’s regular New York HAMAS Times reports hated on America and promoted the Taliban. And that’s probably the reason he was allowed to “escape.” I also don’t buy that he was able to quickly find his way out of the Taliban outback in the middle of nowhere.

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Two of a Common Kind:

Anti-Western Urinalists Christiane Amanpour and David Rohde
And, as I already noted, Al-Jazeera–the Terrorist News Network run by America-hating Muslims–agreed to stay mum on the Rohde story. That doesn’t happen unless the kidnapee is “down with the struggle.”
A friend of mine in the know sends this, which I think captures the suspicious story in wonderful context:

Dear Debbie,
I was just rereading your article on David Rohde, the New York Times reporter who escaped from Taliban captivity. Is it possible that he was permitted to escape? I understand that he, like the late Daniel Pearl, was sympathetic to the Islamic side, or at least felt that he had an obligation to tell the other side of the story. Sort of like telling the Nazi side during World War II.
He and two other men made their way back to an American camp. Lets face it, there were not road signs, and the Taliban know how to count. A newspaper I read had an article last week about how Americans are arming Pakistan not to fight the Taliban but to fight Pakistani tribesmen who have been mistakenly identified as Taliban. There are all kinds of spins you can put on something.

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David Rohde & His Taliban Buddies
Yup. Sadly, no-one is asking the New York Times or Rohde these questions. Just like they don’t ask questions about the Iranian faux-uprising leader’s Hezbollah leadership and murder of Americans.
Things aren’t always as they seem. You need to read between the lines and dig deeper. If it’s in the headlines of the mainstream media, chances are, something entirely different is going on.
Something smells here. And it’s not just the regular rotten smell of the New York Times in general.

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9 Responses

It just doesn’t add up. And don’t look for the MSM to unearth the truth about the circumstances behind David Rhodes’ miraculous escape just as they aren’t interested in ferreting out the truth about what is actually going on inside Iran. When it comes to the Middle East, ignorance is sheer bliss among journalists.

NormanF on June 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

What gave the charade away, as far as I was concerned was the driver joined the Taliban, that much they were willing to tell us. So if your driver is joining the Taliban, you got ins, don’t you brother.
Then by sheer coincidence, 40 major news organizations keep mum. This despite the fact that great news stories sellÔø? and the news business overall has been falling like a leper losing his fingers. Add to this, that the New York Times relishes posting anything that will put other Americans in harms way.
Makes you chuckle though, NYT won’t be around much!

Rodi on June 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Christine Amanpour is a dishonest piece of crap. We never did find her “Muslim genocide” that she says she had a right to be biased about. I haven’t seen her be biased about the thousands of White farmers in South Africa being tortured and murdered. I’ve never seen her cry for Sderot.
Christian Amanpour, Arianna Huffington, George Soros, Cenk Uygur, Markos Moulitsas, Mauricio Funes, Rick Sanchez — this is the USA now.
~ Your friendly xenophobe

JP on June 25, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Some of us are fated to be prisoners of the Taliban. Other, sadly, prisoners of drugs or alcohol. Billions around the world are prisoners of poverty and ignorance. (Lack of education.)
Ms. Schlussel, by contrast, seems to be a prisoner of her hatred for those who don’t happen to think like her. Imagine. What a life–day after day, stewing in your bile, obsessing on it, concentrating it, then squeezing it out and peddling it like a drug to stoke the rage of others. No matter how well-intentioned her cause, no matter what the merits of her politics or ideology, what an unhealthy life that must be. Nevermind what it does to political discourse in our great Republic; it can’t be good for the soul. I feel sorry for Ms. Schlussel. She doesn’t make me angry. And I wish her no ill will. I just hope that someday, some good things will come into her life, and allow her to breathe like a free woman again.

observer on June 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Why do you insist on putting a commentary on Debbie Schlussel here?
Do you not find it odd that the Taliban, who are those who keep people in poverty and lack of education wherever they are in power. Yet here you are accusing someone of hatred, who is asking the pertinent question; is this reporter for the New York Times a useful idiot for the Taliban? It is a fair question, considering what happened to Daniel Perl and Nick Berg. Did you ever read Mr. Rhode having anything critical of the Taliban?

Rodi on June 25, 2009 at 2:21 pm

And you just saw “observer” spew because he’s a prisoner of hatred for those who don’t happen to think like him. Thanks for the Liberal hypocrisy of the day.

JP on June 25, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Yep JP, Observer is projecting – it’s another charming aspect of liberal behavior.

Richard on June 25, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Steady on, JP. I may not agree with him, but he’s just ‘spewing’ pity, not hate.
You know, I worry about you, ol’ boy. You’re going to give yourself a myocardial infarction one of these days. Take deep breaths. Have a few more donuts. Pleasure yourself over that ol’ gun catalogue–the one with the pages stuck together. Whatever it takes to get that blood pressure down.

Dr. Phil on June 25, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Just how much is Cristianee I-Am-Poor worth these days, she sure puts Ashley Banfield cutesy-commando image to shame!

Reality Check on June 26, 2009 at 1:32 pm

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