Tuesday, July 06, 2004

U.S. Marine Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun, who was captured in Iraq, has been freed and is well, members of his family in Lebanon told the Associated Press today, saying they received ``reliable information'' about him.

``We received a sign from my brother reassuring us,'' Hassoun's brother, Sami, told AP without specifying the nature of the information.
Of course, this is the sort of good news that can only exist by the prior creation of really bad news...in this case, the kidnapping.

Not only that, but reports on some redneck-Islamist website claimed this Marine had been beheaded...so the captors have put this family through hell.

1 comment:

Tammi said...

I saw the report that said he had been killed, doubting it, and praying it was wrong. My first thought was for that family and what that does to them, on top of everything else. I'm so glad to hear that he is alright now and has been able to let his family know.

Thanks for letting US know.