Friday, August 06, 2004

Iraqi Citizens Free Hostages

Speaking of self-defense (see the end of the post below), this story from Arab News is very good news indeed:

One of the Jordanian hostages said he had been released with three other Jordanian truck drivers after a group of Iraqis stormed a house in the city of Fallujah late on Tuesday and freed them without firing a shot.

“When the brave people of Fallujah knew that we were held hostage they raided the house and rescued us last night. We are all safe,” one of the hostages, Ahmad Hassan Abu Jafaar, said by telephone. “We’re expecting to go back to Jordan today.”


The Iraqi rescuers were sent by a council of local elders formed last month to battle crime and kidnapping in Fallujah, where the interim government of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi in Baghdad exercises only minimal authority.

The corollary to Edmund Burke's famous quote is that when enough good people start doing something, the forces of evil begin to fail.
(Via: Armies of Liberation)

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