Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ransom For Jill Carroll's Freedom?

This isn't gonna go over well at all. The story isn't clear, but apparently some ransom will be paid.
The man behind Jill Carroll's release tells ABC News in an exclusive interview that kidnapping the American journalist was a mistake. Sheikh Sattam al-Gaood reveals what it took to free her — and why he supports the insurgency.


"There was a demand for $8 million," al-Gaood said.

Instead, at the kidnappers' request, he said he agreed to arrange payment to widows and orphans tied to the resistance.

"We did good donations," he said. "I don't want it to go into the wrong hands, the money."

And al-Gaood claimed he could ensure the money, where he intended it to go, "because I know names."

He did not specify how much was given but says he was willing to arrange payment for as much as $1 million.

So we now know the minimum price for a captive's release?


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