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Kidnapped in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 9, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Holy crap guys, I just saw this on TV.

Vancouver journalist Melissa Fung, who reports for the CBC, was kidnapped while working in Afghanistan and held in a tunnel for 28 days until her release. Her kidnapping occurred right around the time of the Canadian federal elections, but the media kept mum so her safety would not be jeopardized. She’s safe and sound now, albeit massively shaken by what’s happened.

Right now the news says that her kidnappers had more of a criminal than political intent. (Though grabbing a Canadian and expecting it to not become a political issue is somewhat… optimistic of them.) Still, by accounts of what happened the day she was kidnapped, these people were prepared.

So, all you people who think being Canadian makes you safer? Not true.

Sources: here and here.

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  1. Ronan
    Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 1:01 am

    “So, all you people who think being Canadian makes you safer? Not true.”

    It’s true in general – just not in Afghanistan, obviously XD

  2. sevenses
    Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Yep, but that was aimed at people who keep saying, “I’ll pretend to be Canadian!”

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