Two South Korean women are freed by the Taliban, but the drama continues on the international scene. Misplaced blame and confused motives permeate media and blog talk. Reuters headlined and led the story with “Relatives of freed south Korea hostages apologize.” And later tried to anchor their lead with “The Christian group has been criticised for going to Afghanistan against government advice.”
Well, yes, but this is what Christians do….go to the last and the least.
Nineteen of the original 23 hostages remain captive. Two were previously killed by the Taliban.
– Alexander, TheScroogeReport.com
This from AP:
GHAZNI, Afghanistan — Two women among the 23 South Koreans kidnapped by the Taliban in mid-July were freed Monday on a rural Afghan roadside and then driven to a U.S. base, the first significant breakthrough in a hostage drama now more than three weeks old.
The two women, who broke into tears after seeing the international Red Cross officials there to take custody of them, got out of a dark gray Toyota Corolla driven by an Afghan elder and into one of two waiting Red Cross SUVs. The women said nothing to reporters alerted to the handoff location five miles southeast of Ghazni city by a Taliban spokesman.