Kidnapped in Pakistan
While everyone, including the former president of Pakistan, is calling for the U.S. to “dialogue” with terrorists and Islamists, here is an example — one no doubt that will become more commonplace if the U.S. does in fact go down the road of dialoguing with uncompromising terrorists. “Pakistani kidnappers set latest deadline to kill American,” from the International News, March 2:
QUETTA: An unknown militant group holding an American working for the United Nations in Pakistan has said it will kill the hostage, John Solecki, in four days if its demands are not met.
The Balochistan Liberation United Front (BLUF) gave the latest deadline in a letter delivered to a local news agency in Quetta late on Sunday. Solecki, 49, the head of the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in southwestern Balochistan province, was kidnapped in the provincial capital of Quetta on Feb. 2 after gunmen ambushed his car and shot dead the driver.
“If our demands are not met then we will kill him, and state agencies will be responsible for it,” the group said in the letter. The group attached a list of 1,109 names of people it said were missing and being held by Pakistani security agencies, and demanded their release. This is not the first deadline Solecki’s captors have given…