NBC News Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel Missing in Syria

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    NBC News Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel Missing in Syria​




    by Jim Hoft
    December 17, 2012

    NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel is reportedly missing in Syria. He hasn’t been heard from since Thursday.

    NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, one of the most prominent and accomplished international correspondents in the world, is reportedly missing in Syria.

    Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reports that Engel, together with Turkish journalist Aziz Akyavaş, were last known to be in Syria and haven’t been in contact with NBC News since Thursday morning. While the Turkish media have been circulating the report for several days, American outlets had been operating under a news blackout requested by NBC until today.


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    Really? NBC requested a gag order regarding the disappearance of one of their own. OUR own.

    THIS is why we can't have nice things, people. Our news organizations are concentrated in too few hands, and they all have a complementary agenda. That agenda would NOT be informing the public. Hell, they don't even look after their own.
     
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    They are probably trying to negotiate for his release, getting everyone involved and the reactionaries issuing tough ultimatums will probably kill the guy.
     
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    Well, let's all just pray for his safe return. Hope he is just working on a story that takes him deep into whatever and can't let anyone know anything yet.

    Pray for the best but prepare for the worst. If he isn't found or turns up dead, I say there should be hell to pay.

    This isn't a right or left thing, this man is an American just trying to report the news. No matter what, we need to take care of our own.
     
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    Lets hope he is okay and makes it home to his family.
     
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    You're quite the little retard, aren't ya? You DO know that they'd like to negotiate for his return FIRST, don't you? And..............if they start putting the story all over the wires, it will only embolden the terrorists to either (a) ask for double or triple the ransom, or (b) kill him.
     
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    That being said, I hope that Richard Engle is safe, and that he returns to the U.S. soon. That guy has to be one of the best war correspondents out there right now.
     
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    I'm an Engel fan and wish him well, but he knows the risks.
     
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    He's prob'ly embedded...

    ... with some rebel unit...

    ... settin' off bombs in Assad's britches.
     
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    NBC just released a statement... he was kidnapped and held for 5 days. he's been released and is out of syria now.

    just heard it on the news.
     
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