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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

And the stockholm syndrome lives on...

This is pirceless: A former German hostage who spent 24 days in the hands of unknown captors in Iraq said her kidnappers were not criminals and had demanded humanitarian aid for Sunni Arab regions. Speaking to Doha-based satellite channel Al-Jazeera, Susanne Osthoff said her captors told her not to be afraid as her kidnapping was "politically motivated." "Do not be afraid. We do not harm women or children and you are a Muslim," she quoted them as saying. "I was so happy to know that I had not fallen into the hands of criminals," she said. Ok, so even though they kidnapped you and made a list of demands, they are not criminals. Allrighty... She described her captors as "poor people" and that she "cannot blame them for kidnapping her, as they cannot enter (Baghdad's heavily fortified) Green Zone to kidnap Americans." Ok, wait a minute. Hold on a second. Stop right freakin there. Did she just say what I thought she said? Are you kidding me? Wow, so not only are you ok with them kidnapping you, you actually lament the fact that they can't kidnapp americans? Lady, I am no psychologist, but I fear you suffer from a severe case of the stockholm syndrome. Just a wild guess. Check out the Big Pharaoh on this piece. He tears the woman a new one.


At 12/28/2005 01:47:00 AM, Anonymous Andrew Brehm said...

And it seems likely that the German government has released a murderer from prison in exchange for Osthoff's life.

Said murderer will probably go on and kill a few more people, probably Jews.

But one German life is worth so many Jewish lives.

At 12/28/2005 07:02:00 AM, Blogger gatorbait said...

Sam, did you read where this goofy bitch is refusing to return to Germany? It would appear she snookered them and is remaining in place with her nomadic husband to continue her important work. ,,, sort of like Baader-Meinof work, yanno?

At 1/01/2006 02:42:00 PM, Blogger Melantrys said...

Er, there's talk of quite a nice sum of money having been paid, but no-one was freed in exchange for Mrs Osthoff. The German government does not make "deals" like that. Where did you get that false info from??

Furthermore, well, I dunno about Stockholm Syndrome, but one thing is sure. That woman must have been severely traumatized. She has been acting extremely erratic ever since she was freed, like giving an interview to an Arabian station unveiled while hiding everything but her eyes for an interview with a German tv station... And in the latter interview she mostly told incoherent rubbish.


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