One of the more depressing news stories of the year
November 25, 2009 - 7:22 am
In 2004, an anti-American terrorist by the name of Ahmed Hashim Abed captured, tortured and killed four Blackwater security agents in Iraq as they were transporting supplies for a catering company. The bodies were burned, dragged and then hanged on a bridge over the Euphrates.
Fast forward to today. Three Navy Seals capture Ahmed Hashim Abed, one of America’s most highly sought after terrorist targets, and bring him into custody, only to now find themselves facing criminal charges for allegedly "allowing" Mr. Ahmed Hashim Abed to get a bloody lip while in custody.
What?! I don’t know about you, but all the people I hang out with find this more than an outrage.
Here’s a story on the topic. Read it. Weep.
Here’s a blog on the topic. Read it. Hope for change.
Below is a photo from The Associated Press of the 2004 hanging of the four Blackwater agents.
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS PHOTO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES.***