So, which is it?

The four Egyptions captured yesterday are free. The big question on my mind deals with a pair of contradictory statements. The first is from this ariticle

Kidnappers released four Egyptian engineers who had been abducted in the Iraqi capital 24 hours earlier

and the second comes from this one

U.S. forces stormed a house to free four Egyptian telecommunications engineers kidnapped in Iraq, the head of their Egyptian parent company told Egyptian television on Monday.

What is obvious, is that they are free. That their employers representative gave credit to U.S. troops, or even if U.S. troops were involved, is what has me confused. Especially because

A U.S. military spokesman said he was unable immediately to confirm the report, but the military had heard media reports and were making checks

Hmmmmmmm. Anyone heard anything else? It seems their freedom is less than one half hour old at this point.

2 Responses to “So, which is it?”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Well it wouldn’t suprise me if the second quote was accurate–its a thankless job. Or maybe there’s a reason the military doesn’t want to confirm the report. Interesting.

  2. Allen Says:

    The part that got me to write this post at all was that the first article stated that the kidnappers had simply let the hostages go. The third quote came from that same article. The second quote was from the second article in which the Egyptians’ employer had stated that the Americans had stormed the kidnappers “hideout” and freed them. I haven’t really seen or heard anything at all about U.S. involvement since.

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