Alarming News

June 29, 2004


I saw this headline ‘Three Hostages Held in Iraq are Freed’ and was nervous for a moment that Turkey had cut some deal with the terrorists to free their hostages. Well, it turns out that a deal was indeed made but it wasn’t the Turkish government making it. A Turkish company has agreed to stop doing business with the U.S. military in Iraq. I don’t know what to make of this. It’s appeasement, definitely. But, it’s a private company and so I feel they can do what they want. I do worry about the message being sent and I worry that the employees of other companies in Iraq have more to worry about than ever.

Posted by Karol at 03:02 PM |

I hope they did not make the deal, but It would be cool if that Turkish Company did make that deal but afterwards ignored the deal and went on with business as usual.

Posted by: pursuitspeed at June 29, 2004 at 5:33 pm

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Posted by: Right Moment at June 29, 2004 at 10:24 pm

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