Saturday, June 26, 2004

Turk Beheading Next Video?

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Original June 26 Post:

Well, Reuters is reporting that the Al Queda-linked Al-Zarqawi group in Iraq responsible for the earlier South Korean beheading has kidnapped three Turkmen.

Their unreasonable demand, that Turkey stop working with US troops by Tuesday, is logistically and politically impossible to meet (caving into demands like this would demonstrate weakness and only cause more violence), so it looks like the Al Queda propaganda beheading video will feature Turkish citizens.

Other blogs covering this story:
DFW: Earlier DFW Posts (with comprehensive links to earlier blogosphere coverage on related stories)
Our Life: Terrorists Kidnap Three Turkish Workers; Beheadings Imminent
Blogs of War:
al-Zarqawi Group Threatens 3 Turkish Hostages with Beheading
The Command Post: Zarqawi Group Kidnaps Three Turks
Dean's World:
Heads Will Roll... (Joe Gandelman)

Whizbang: More Kidnappings (Kevin Aylward)
James Joyner: Al Qaeda Threatens to Behead Three Turkish Hostages
Obsidian Wings: al-Qaeda poised to commit another act of necromancy
Arguing with Signposts: The al Qaeda strategy
Ramblings' Journal: Here we go again; AQ kidnaps 3 Turks, threaten beheading in 72 hours
Drink this: Threatening the Turkish hostages with this.."