Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Free Jack Idema Blogburst 3/7/2007

It has now been five weeks since anyone heard from illegally-imprisoned US Special Forces soldier Jack Idema. All those of us who are involved with the campaign to bring Jack home remain deeply concerned.

Alongside bloggers, of course, Jack's cause has always been backed to-the-hilt by the Special Forces soldiers he has served with throughout his long military career.

The most public aspect of this side to the Free Jack campaign is the SuperPatriots website, which is administered, on Jack's behalf, by US Special Forces personnel. These are the men who refused to just let Jack disappear from public view after his arrest in 2004, and have worked hard to keep the Idema case alive.

Back in 2004, it must be remembered, MSM were relentlessly pushing the State Department's lies that Jack was:
  • Barely-qualified as a soldier
  • Virtually unknown to US Forces in Afghanistan
These (wholly false) accusations were very damaging to Jack, and would have continued to be so without the soldiers (both British and American) who've spent the last three years feeding us the evidence we need to disprove them.

For those who suggested that Jack was an 'unmotivated radio operator', anonymous British soldiers fed us photographs of Idema training with the SAS (Britain's elite Special Forces). And, for those who claimed that Jack had no contact with the US military in Afghanistan, there was the sequence of photographs, taken from security cameras, of a well-armed Idema being waved-through a checkpoint at a high-security US Army base.

Indeed, even when there is no new intel to disseminate, Jack's supporters take the time to honour him:

View this video montage created at One True Media
Jack Idema: The forgotten hero

So who do we believe? The US State Department's claims that Jack was an unprofessional nobody? Or the dozens of serving US and British soldiers queuing up to tell the truth about an honourable soldier betrayed?

So what can we do? Well, anyone reading this with their own blog can sign up for the weekly Free Jack Idema Blogburst by emailing Cao or Rottweiler Puppy for details. I'd urge everyone to do this, as we're still terribly short on takers. If you want to know more about the story, Cao's Blog has a large section devoted to Jack Idema. There's also a timeline here, and, of course, a huge amount of information is available over at SuperPatriots, without whose work none of us would have learned about Jack's story.

Finally, PLEASE NOTE: The SuperPatriots and Jack images on this site are used with WRITTEN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION and any use by any third party is subject to legal action by SuperPatriots.US

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The Free Jack Idema Blogroll:
The Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill, The Lone Voice, Kender's Musings, Irate Nate, The Devil's Kitchen, Cao's Blog, Big Dog's Weblog, Theodore's World, NIF, Rottweiler Puppy, Right For Scotland, Freedom Folks, The City Troll, Sacramento Boxing, Causes of Interest, Concatenation of Events, Hyscience, Stuck On Stupid, The Daily Blogster, You Don't Know Jack, Right Wing Nation, Ron's Musings, Right Voices, 7.62mm Justice, Special/Blown-It, And Rightly So!, Causal Nexus, Death To The Swiss and A Real Man.

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