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Richard Engel Recounts Syrian
Kidnapping, ‘Psychological
Torture’ On Today

Mediaite, by Meenal Vamburkar

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/18/2012 11:06:51 AM

NBC News’ Richard Engel and his two colleagues, producer Ghazi Balkiz and cameraman John Kooistra, are fortunately safe after being kidnapped and held for five days in Syria. On Tuesday morning, speaking from Turkey, the three recounted their experience. “We weren’t physically beaten or tortured. It was a lot of psychological torture, threats of being killed,” Engel said on Today. “They made us choose which one of us would be shot first, and when we refused, there were mock shootings. They pretended to shoot Ghazi several times. And when you’re blindfolded, and they fire the gun up in the air,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/18/2012 11:23:59 AM     (No. 9072597)

Colonel West must have trained the thugs in interrogation techniques. At least they were not tortured by waterboarding.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 12/18/2012 11:33:47 AM     (No. 9072617)

Only that Col West were running things...these savages wouldn´t feel so comfortable kidnapping and Murdoch American´s at will....If you could.....Ask Ambassador Stevens who he would prefer we´re in charge of his safety and life Obama or West...or ask who Stevens or the murdered Seals would prefer follow up after their rape and murder...I am certain it would not be the truth morpher Obama...Nuff said...the obvious unfortunately is never obvious to the mentally deranged liberals...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 12/18/2012 11:38:05 AM     (No. 9072631)

Yes, I can easily see how "psychological torture" would work on presstitutes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 12/18/2012 11:47:02 AM     (No. 9072651)

Now ask him how much he likes Muslims and if they "requested" that he convert.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dixie, 12/18/2012 12:06:11 PM     (No. 9072710)

John Wayne would have said, "Oh, they tried to scare us some, but it didn´t work".... not "psychological torture".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 12/18/2012 12:42:46 PM     (No. 9072810)

The Newtown teachers had more courage.

They let the killer take them first.

Not a one of these three had the courage to say......take me and let my colleagues live.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/18/2012 12:48:21 PM     (No. 9072830)

Just watched their sidewalk interview. Near the end, when asked who kidnapped them... they looked at each other, sneered & claimed it was an Assad supporter. The change in demeaner clearly showed they were lying.

Uhhh,,, Sounds more like Al Qaeda.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jhpeters2, 12/18/2012 12:57:12 PM     (No. 9072853)

Grow a pair Engel!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mean Gene, 12/18/2012 1:46:47 PM     (No. 9072937)

What?!
No panties on their heads?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/19/2012 10:46:16 AM     (No. 9074284)

#2, it may be tough to hear; I know it is tough for me to say, BUT I do not have the same amount of sympathy for Chris Stevens as I do for Woods, Doherty and Smith.

Maybe Ambassador Stevens parents are liberals too, but MY parents taught me that if you lie down with dogs you WILL get fleas. He knew who he was getting involved with, and after his multiple requests for additional security were ignored, he could have walked away, and uncovered the truly anti-American, deadly intentions of the POS in the WH for the world to see, and maybe just maybe saved our Country, and his own life.


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