Saturday, September 25, 2004

Hostage was 'sold to Zarqawi for $250,000'

From the Peninsula

"Kenneth Bigley's chances of emerging from Iraq alive are desperately slim because key intermediaries have been driven from the country and his kidnappers' only aim is to create "utter havoc," according to Britain’s most successful Iraq hostage negotiator.

Bigley was probably sold for up to $250,000 to Abu Mussab Al Zarqawi by those who seized him, but no amount of money would buy his freedom, Canon Andrew White, who left Baghdad this month because of fears for his own life, said...

...This is a real attempt to destabilise the re-storation of Iraq, to remove the American presence, to try to restore Islamic rule."

Article is here.

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