Sunday, February 29, 2004

IRAQ: CPTers physically threatened, tied up and robbed in Baghdad apartment

"We are here on a mission. My friend has a bomb strapped to his body. Would
you like to see it?" The one with the bomb lifted his sweater to offer a
brief glimpse of a small, rectangular, black box at his waist with a cable
running up to his shoulder. "The bomb is set to go off in 15 minutes, but
we really don't want to hurt you people. You will get out of this if you

I looked at the clock. It was 10:35pm. He pulled out a gun and the bomber
pulled out a knife. When I asked what cooperating meant, he answered,
"That's all right. Youll find out soon."

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