2004-07-14

Erste bulgarische Geisel get�tet

--- Al-Dschasira hat ein Videoband erhalten, demnach eine der beiden von al-Sarkawis Truppe gefangen gehaltenen Geiseln gekillt wurde: In a videotape sent to Aljazeera, an Iraqi group calling itself Al-Tawhid wa Al-Jihad says it has executed one of the two Bulgarian captives it seized last week. The execution, however, was not broadcast by Aljazeera. The group said it would kill the second captive within 24 hours unless its demands were met. ... The wives of the two men, identified by Bulgarian authorities as civilian truck drivers Ivailo Kepov and Georgi Lazov, made several videotaped appeals to the captors through Aljazeera news broadcasts. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy made clear earlier in the week that Bulgaria's staunchly pro-US policy would not change as a result of the drivers' capture. "Bulgaria is a stable state with a predictable foreign policy and we cannot expect it would change its foreign policy because of one or another group," Passy told state radio. Mehr zum andauernden Terror-Theater, das sich aufmerksamkeits�konomisch langsam totl�uft, in Telepolis.