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Former U.S. Army, SPC E-4, Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. If you are or have ever been a soldier, you have friends in my house.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

FOX News Reporter & Cameraman Missing for Over A Week

Boy, talk about something slipping under your radar...I think I had mine turned off when this happened.

FOX News correspondent Steve Centanni and his cameraman Olaf Wiig were kidnapped on Monday of last week in Gaza. We still don't know by whom, as most of the major players in the area are still actively denying responsibility for the act.

That worries me. I'm certainly no expert, but if there was a political point to kidnapping these two, it would have been made known by now. Terrorists feed on fear, yes, but they also feed on attention. Still, it's been over a week, and to my knowledge, no one has publicly come out with what they want put on the table in exchange for Centanni and Wiig's freedom.

For the time being, FOX News itself is keeping relatively mum on the subject, on the grounds that too much coverage may delay -- or even possibly derail -- efforts to bring them home safely, though they have said that an envoy from New Zealand (Wiig's homeland, I believe) and at least one senior FOX official are already in the area pressing for the two's release.

Michelle Malkin has a good roundup today of what little information we do have. It's as good a place as any to start digging.

(Attention, bloggers.....She also asks that you do as I and others have, and post an entry in your own virtual homestead...if only to let Centanni and Wiig's families know that they've got friends out here.)