All the old bets are off, all the old conventions developed by civilized nations trampled. From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gunmen kidnapped a female American journalist and killed her Iraqi translator Saturday in western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.
Maj. Falah Mohamadawi said the translator told police before he died that the abduction took place when he and the journalist were heading to meet Adnan al-Dulaimi, head of the Sunni Arab Iraqi Accordance Front, in the Adel section of the city.
The neighborhood is dominated by Sunni Arabs and considered one of toughest in Baghdad.