December 19, 2005, - 8:01 pm
BREAKING SCHLUSSEL EXCLUSIVE: Germany Trades Terrorist Murderer of U.S.’ Stethem for Hostage in Iraq
By Debbie Schlussel
Reuters reporter Philip Blenkinsop asks, “What did Germany do to free Susanne Osthoff and will the nation’s first Iraqi hostage even come home?”
Answer: Germany traded the freedom of Hezbollah terrorist Mohammad Ali Hamadi, who tortured and murdered Navy Diver Robert Dean Stethem, for Osthoff (a convert to Islam).
Within three days of Hamadi’s release, Osthoff was released. As the French might say, “Quelle coincidence!” (What a coincidence!)
And it’s yet more proof that Hezbollah is working with Al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq. As Shia and Sunni extremists, respectively, the groups may hate each other, but they hate us more and long ago buried the hatchet to join forces, according to The New York Times.
Also, consider the fact that a German diplomat told Reuters several weeks ago that “the Geman diplomat’s comment that told Reuters several weeks ago that “Osthoff’s kidnappers likely wanted a ransom and that the government would not hesitate to pay.”
So Germany does, in fact, negotiate with terrorists and denies justice in order to trade for hostages. Nauseating. See more below.
*** UPDATE, 12/20/05: Well, today, Reuters noticed our reports from yesterday, and suddenly came out with “their own.” Of course, we don’t expect Reuters to credit us in the blogosphere. That would be like calling terrorists “terrorists”–a big no-no in the Reuters style book (“militants” is the sanitized euphemism of choice).
Tags: al-Qaeda, diplomat, Geman diplomat, Germany, Hizballah, Iraq, Mohammad Ali Hamadi, Navy Diver, Philip Blenkinsop, reporter, Reuters, Robert Dean Stethem, Susanne Osthoff, terrorist, The New York Times