Iraq War NewsBritish Hostage's Family Appeals to Blair to Save Him
: "The family of a British hostagethreatened with execution in Iraq made a desperate appeal toPrime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday to meet kidnappers'demands and save his life. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqShadow of Iraq hangs over UN meet
: "World leaders were gathered at the United Nations for their annual debate with the aftershocks of the Iraq war still at the top of the international agenda. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqHow to Support the Troops
published March 24, 2003; last updated Sept. 21, 2004
I'm still updating this list, validating its links and accepting new submissions. I'd also forward this thought from regular reader "Klaatu". Maybe you want to consider sending one of these to Iraq:
* Check this out from Stars and Stripes . This is a book I've sent several copies of to 'son of klaatu' to pass around in Iraq: " Modern Iraqi Arabic ," with 6 audio CDs. Or " Your First 100 Words in Arabic ," which is cheaper ($9.00), and has tear out flash cards with pronunciation.
* Winds of Change.NET has been working closely with Spirit of America . They're assisting the U.S. Marines deploying to the Sunni Triangle with toys and other helpful giveaways, helping Iraqi women start small businesses, helping Iraqi men enter building trades, etc.
* A reader has a message for many of the organizations listed here : If your organization is a registered U.S. nonprofit (usually 501c3), please head over to http://www.guidestar.com and input your organization's EIN and information. This will help alert people to who you are and what you do - EIN # is needed for those people who work for corporations that give matching gifts.
Now, on to the various countries and organizations...
* Battlefront Aid
* Extending a Helping Hand Abroad
* Getting It There
* Australian Forces
* British Forces
* Canadian Forces
* Danish Forces
* Polish Forces
* US Forces: Care Packages & Gifts
* US Forces: Other Aid
* USA: Civilians in the War Zones
* Add to Our List
"In Command Post: IrakU.S. Ambassador to Iraq Plans Elections
: "The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said that plans to hold parliamentary elections across the country are on track and voter registration will begin Oct. 15. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqReport: U.S. will sell Israel smart bombs
: "The United States will sell Israel nearly 5,000 smart bombs in one of the largest weapons deals between the allies in years, the Haaretz newspaper reported Tuesday.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqVerbal sniping on Iraq...Dates set for debates...Macaulay Culkin charged
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorIraq Militants Behead Hostage, Set New Deadline
: "Militants beheaded an American in Iraqand said two fellow civilian hostages would meet the same fatewithin 24 hours if Washington failed to accept their demands. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqGrief and an Evening Vigil in a Michigan Small Town
: "Scores of townspeople gathered at a candlelight vigil after hearing that a Westerner identified as Eugene Armstrong had been executed in Iraq.
"In New York Times: World SpecialJordanian Hostage Rescued
From Reuters via the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) :
Iraqi National Guard forces backed by US troops have freed a Jordanian hostage captured last month in the southern town of Nassiriya.
Al Arabiya Arabic television station has aired footage showing the released Jordanian and said Iraqi and US forces had arrested 16 people suspected of kidnapping him and demanding a ransom of $250,000 for his release.
" When they captured me they didnâ??t know I was Jordanian, they only wanted to steal the car.
"But when they searched us they found my Jordanian identification papers and took me so they can make some money ," said the tired-looking man, who did not give his name.
"In Command Post: IrakAl Sadr calls for Hostage Release
From the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) :
The rebel Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has appealed for the release of 18 Iraqi National Guardsmen being held hostage by a group demanding Sadrâ??s closest aide be released from police custody.
Arabic television showed footage of the captured guardsman, with a message from a group calling itself the â??Mohammed bin Abdullah Brigadeâ?? saying the hostages would be killed in 48 hours unless Hazem al-Araji was freed.
He was arrested by US troops and Iraqi security forces on Sunday.
But in a statement today released through a spokesman, Sadr said he totally rejected abductions.
He called on the kidnappers to desist from their action and immediately free the people they are holding.
"In Command Post: IrakFrench president appeals for liberation of hostages
: "French President Jacques Chirac issued a new appeal for the liberation of two French hostages held by militants in Iraq. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqGet Fallujah: US determined to excise 'cancer of Fallujah' (20 Sept 04)
in Radio Free USAOfficial: Japan could extend mission in Iraq
: "TOKYO (AP) - Japan may extend its deployment of its non-combat troops in southern Iraq if the security situation in the country does not change, a top government official said Tuesday.
"In Fresno Bee: IraqIraq War Foes Focus on Alternative Agenda to Bush
: "On the eve of President Bush'saddress to the United Nations, domestic and foreign critics ofhis Iraq war policy focused on a radically differentinternational agenda on Monday. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqVideo: Purported U.S. Hostage Beheaded
: "The militant group led by al-Qaida ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi posted a gruesome video on a Web site Monday showing the decapitation of a man identified as American civil engineer Eugene Armstrong and said a second hostage - either an American or a Briton - would be killed in 24 hours. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq