Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Free Jack Idema Blogburst 5/3/2006

There have been some interesting new developments in the case of the
Americans at Pulacharke. The first and the most important one is–that Ed
Caraballo was released and walked out of Pulacharke on Sunday afternoon
at about 3:00 pm. He went directly to the airport and was sent home.
Today, he is here in the United States and is home. So there is one small
victory here; one of the Americans was set free.

Another interesting development in this weird saga is the fact that
Tolo TV (Afghan News) and many other reports out of Southeast Asia
reported that Jack and Brent were also released, which is not the case. They
had to back pedal a little bit, because they fully expected Jack and
Brent to walk out of Pulacharke at the same time that Ed did. That didn’t

Now I’m not sure of the specifics of the agreement under which Ed left
Pulacharke, because I don’t trust the media to tell the truth. Already
I’ve noticed some of the obvious spin in the media with regard to their
reporting of Ed’s release. [continue reading at Cao's Blog]