CNN producer kidnapped

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    Palestinian gunmen kidnap CNN producer
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian gunmen abducted a CNN producer in Gaza City on Monday, the network said.

    The network said Riyadh Ali was taken away at gunpoint from a CNN van. Witnesses said two cars with gunmen approached the CNN van on a Gaza street and that Ali was taken away.

    CNN correspondent Ben Wedeman said he had no idea of why Ali was kidnapped. Colleagues of Ali said he worked as a producer and was based at the network's Jerusalem bureau.

    "These men were not very communicative, they just asked, 'Which one of you is Riyadh?' and that was it," he said in a CNN broadcast. "Their appearance was not unusual, they weren't dressed in any way different than your average Gazan of their age, which was somewhere in their early twenties. No indication whatsoever."

    Wedeman said CNN was making attempts to secure Ali's release.

    The Jerusalem bureau of CNN refused to comment.
     
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    Why on earth would they kidnap an employee of on of their best allies?
     
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    Are we taking bets on how long before GWB is blamed?

    First The Hurricanes...

    Next the St Helens issue...then this.


    He's up to no good, I tell ya :D
     
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    That's what Im wondering? Maybe they are going to use this person as a puppet propaganda mouthpiece.

    Probably more likely this was more an issue of opportunism than selectivity.
     
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    I'm guessing a hostage to threaten to kill if Hammas is attacked again.
     

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