Saturday, January 01, 2011
2011: Off to a strange start
Happy New Year from Unforeseen Contingencies!
The year has barely begun, and we already have a strong candidate for weirdest story of the year. In December 2009 the Taliban kidnapped two French journalists working in Afghanistan, and held them for ransom. The French government has refused to pay the ransom, and the men are still held hostage.
Today the Taliban issued a press release condemning the French government because it has "not paid much attention to our conditions and the rights of their citizens." Lebanon's Naharnet has the story.
A year that begins with kidnappers expressing outrage that others are insufficiently concerned with the rights and well-being of their victims might turn out to be quite interesting.
May all of our Unforeseen Contingencies readers (we have readers?) have very interesting, successful, and happy year in 2011!
And of course, you do have readers! And they were missing you a lot in 2010! May 2011 be a wonderful year for you. NV