Tuesday, February 10, 2009

His Last Words on YouTube

This gripping video of a Polish hostage in the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan has been making the rounds on YouTube the past 24 hours... it shows militants engaging in what seems to be a staged conversation with the Polish engineer, Piotr Stanczak, goading him into such statements as, "the Polish government should break relations with Pakistan." The 7 minute clip was given to the Associated Press, and the last moments of the video (which the AP has not released) capture 3 militants beheading their hostage on video.

The AP reports that, "A spokesman for the Taleban in northwestern Pakistan said on Saturday they killed Stanczak because the government missed a deadline to release 26 prisoners.

"Armed men pulled Stanczak from his car on September 28 after killing three Pakistanis travelling with him near the city of Attock in northwestern Pakistan, a lawless region believed to be a possible hiding place for Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders."


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