Sunday, October 14, 2007

Thank You, America

Majhid Hamid Majeed is a 33-year-old shop owner and father of five in the Adhamiyah neighborhood in northern Baghdad who was kidnapped last Tuesday by thugs who beat the hell out of him. They stuffed him in a small room on a cot. They told him that if his family didn't pony up a ten thousand dollar ransom, they'd kill him.

The word spread through the neighborhood. The Iraqis in Baghdad have had it with violence. They're sick of being trapped in their own homes. Many of them have figured out that there isn't any difference between the criminals and insurgents and have been going over to the US to clean up their town. Somebody called the local tip line with the names and hideout of the kidnappers on Wednesday. That happens more and more lately.

A platoon from Troop C, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Custer's unit) kicked through the door of the hideout, scaring the kidnapper guarding Majeed clean out of his shoes. They caught him before the barefoot bastard could make his escape to the roof. They found a confused Majeed, who thought he was going to be killed, and told him he was being rescued to which he exclaimed, “Thank you America!”



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. I hope it's true.

Mon Jan 21, 12:13:00 AM 2008  

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