Iraq militants says U.S. Marine beheaded

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    Iraq militants says U.S. Marine beheaded
    Sat 3 July, 2004 18:19

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The militant group The Army of Ansar al-Sunna says in a purported Internet statement that it has beheaded a U.S. Marine kidnapped in Iraq.

    "We tell your leadership that we beheaded the Marine of Lebanese origin Hassoun and you will see the film with your own eyes soon," said the Arabic-language statement which was carried on at least two Islamic websites on Saturday.

    An Arabic television last Sunday screened a videotape of militants holding a blindfolded Wassef Ali Hassoun with a sword poised over his head.


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    Stop the madness...:banana2:
     
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    well, the US Marines in Iraq and every living Marine on the planet is going to not be in a very festive mood on the 4th of july... more like an ass-kicking mood.

    that is so sad, they betrayed him! he didn't even get to die in battle, they lied to him and then betrayed him! kid's mind was probably messed up, didn't he see his sarge's brains splattered everywhere? some people just aren't made for the batttle, that doesn't dishonor them in any way.

    man, i hope they find those jag-offs
     
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    What are you talking about?
     
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    News Flasher! Marine may have been AWOL after seeing SGT killed, very unhappy. Then again, he may just have been lured by the terrorists. Now we'll probably never know. They changed his status from AWOL to I believe Captured.
     
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    I'm still trying to find out the facts surrounding this Marines' capture but ultimately it makes no difference. Another wake up call for the pacifists. This war is much larger than Iraq and opening at a theater near you soon !
     
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    i'd heard from my marines that he'd gotten all messed up in the head after an ambush or something, went AWOL (UA we call it in the navy), hooked up with these guys who said they'd take him to lebanon, then they turned out to be the guys who killed him or kidnapped him and then turned him over to his killers
     
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    Wow. Hadn't heard that part.

    Only person I would trust over there is my fellow marine.

    Man, that's crazy.
     
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    Explain yourself. Your first statement is very accurate. Your last is appropriate. Explain the middle Sailor. Did you say KittyHawk? Are you out of Yokosuka?
     
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    i went to a school in meridian, ms with 6 marines ( i was the only sailor in the class)... they're great guys and three of them are at iwakuni... i also have marine friends on base here in Yokosuka that are part of the FAST team and sometimes deploy or train with other ships in Yokosuka. i heard this story from one of the marines in iwakuni.

    yea i'm on the kitty hawk, TAD right now to the hospital's Fleet Readiness Team, FMF sailors who are at the hospital for their last year or two in the navy.
     
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