September 2nd, 2011
08:58 AM ET

Taliban abducted young people, officials believe

Authorities in Pakistan's tribal region believe the Taliban have abducted around 30 young people on an outing there.

Islam Zeb, a senior administrator in Bajaur Agency, told CNN on Friday the people were between the ages of 10 and 20 and elders were meeting to discuss the recovery of the children.

Zeb said the youth were walking to a picnic spot along a river to mark the end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.

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  1. Philip

    Hmmm...leaving the door open to "was phil lying about where he lives". gn banasy. Enjoy the gladiators. Hope a rash of mob-mentality doesn't set-in, nonody gets maimed or killed, or worse, the game gets called on account of the weather.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    No, I didn"t think you lied to me.
    Sometimes a freaking cigar is just a cigar, with no underlying message.
    I'm already there, btw.
    The wonders of my crackberry.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Completely ignoring my 8:05 post.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |

    No one cares about you or your little spat. IM each other or something.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Synchronicity

    Careful now. You can bring the WRATH OF PHILIP down on your head for saying such things as "stay on topic!"

    September 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |

      I have a simple solution for that, I ignor people like him. You're always going to have that @sshole that acts like they're Charles Bronson because you're not face to face with them.

      September 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. annonymous

    @banasy. Our society is indeed guilty of allowing countless numbers of Americans to be molested by fellow Americans when they were but children. This same society is guilty of not cutting them much slack when the scars of their abuse are displayed for all to see. Most victims stay in their closets for this very reason where many of them become child abusers themselves. They see how those who do come-out and openly show their scars are belittled and discounted, even on this thread. Just a tip from an old man, our society is not equipped to deal with those abused by said society, though it pretends to be.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Topic: child abduction

    Not Afghanistan.

    September 2, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Wrath of Philip

    AFGHANISTAN then. FACT: the USSR invaded Afghanistan for the very same reason that the United States did; access to the T.A.P.I.(trans-afghanistan pipeline infrastructure) without which there would simply be no way to get cheap 27 dollar per bbl. oil to China, who would then be forced to purchase OPEC oil like US do @3 times that price. The former Soviet Union's nationalized oil corporation used to own the rights to the Caspian Basin oilfields. Who owns the rights now, and how did they know in advance that the government of Afghanistan, who would not allow Soviets nor westerners access to TAPI, would be replaced by one that would? As long as the Taliban gov. were in control, all that oil and Ng (some 60 trillion in proven reserves) was virtually way to get it to oil-thirst China. Who knew to purchase the near-worthless rights some 25 yrs. ago, that would remain worthless unless the Taliban government fell?

    September 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Wrath of Philip

    Hint: their initials are The Carlyle Group. A group of former politicians who, when they were in office, dictated invading Afghanistan...and years later, it happened. The Group? Fmr. Presidents Bush, James Baker III, Frank Carlucci, John Major, etc., and 26 members of the Bin Laden family all combined to form The Group. These guys knew that the government of afghanistan was going to be replaced with a very pro-western government headed by an american citizen...Karzai. And they knew well in advance.

    September 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Wrath of Philip

    ...The Group also controlled the ENRON corporation who were busted scamming 100s of millions of dollars from American citizens. What happened to those funds? ENRON abscondeed with them and built a huge electric generating plant in India...fired by natural gas purchased guessed it, The Carlyle Group's Caspian Basin holdings. Interestingly, one of Arnold Swarzenegger's frst acts as gov. of california was to drop that states long-stabding multi-billion dollar lawsuits guessed it, the Carlyle Group's ENRON corporation.

    September 2, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Wrath of Philip

    ENRONS accounting firm was also busted, but they just changed their name slightly and moved their headquarters to the Cayman Islands. Isn't it good to know that the billions of dollars ENRON stole from US is doing good in India?...............................Let me know when you want to change the topic back to child abduction. I will oblidge.

    September 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. @anonymous

    While that is true, attacking people to get his point across is counterproductive. I have seen nowhere on this thread where any serious poster belittle anyone for being a victim. I have only seen where a victim has repeatedly justified his anger at other posters by claiming victimization, as though that is all right and perfectly acceptable behavior. It is not. Although I feel bad for Philip, it is not an excuse to try and browbeat others into taking his view on the subjects he holds dear. It is, at best, taking a thread hostage, and at worst, causing people to completely ignore valid and important posts. The topic here is "Taliban abducted young people, officials believe".
    He has chosen to make it about something different.
    He is wrong to try and make it about himself and his interests, and he is wrong to belittle others who do not take his view.

    September 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Darwin

    "The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan contacted relatives and said they were holding the youth."

    Why? Did they ask for a ransom or something? Are they going to be executed? Does this have anything to do with the fact that we're approaching the 10th anniversary of 9-11? What do you think?

    September 2, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    must be halftime? banasy, review the gist of your posts. You mention 'Philip' as if he were the topic. He (I) is who you have been focusing on the whole time. Talk about off-topic, you take the cake. (and's not how much humor one ingests that determines ones longevity. It's how many calories are ingested. (the human body is the most amazing engine ever, and like any engine, the more fuel it goes through the quicker it wears out and dies.) ps The chicago fire was intentially started by that city's directors. Chicago's trash had so polluted the great lake, the cities water filtration system became overwhelmed and needed revamped. But the city couldn't afford it, so they torched the place and insurance paid for it. You probably already knew because you work at a library near Chicago. No?

    September 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darwin

      WOW! Neurotic aren’t we?

      "The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan contacted relatives and said they were holding the youth."

      Why? Did they ask for a ransom or something? Are they going to be executed? Does this have anything to do with the fact that we're approaching the 10th anniversary of 9-11? What do you think?

      September 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip's what I know; both the US and GB paid Usama Bin Laden 50 million dollars to oust the Soviets from Afghanistan. (reported all over Europe at the time) Then, the US gov. made a formal treaty with the government of Afghanistan whereby US personell would be allowed to enter Afghanistan and get rid of OBL's whordes. But they let them escape to Pakistan (there are actually satellite images of them going into Pakistan) and got rid of Afghanistan's government instead, in violation of international law...hence the term 'illegal war'. This paved the way for Bush's Carlyle Group to begin selling oil to China for 27 per bbl...and explains how China can make petroleum based products so inexpensive, nobody can compete. It's not China's slave's China's access to cheap oil via The Group, and US Troops occupying Afghanistan and protecting the Trans-Afghan pipeline system from "the terrorists". I know more if you care to hear, Darwin.

    September 2, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darwin

      Thanks. Always happy to learn new things I guess. However, I was wondering why these children were taken.

      September 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
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