Sunday, January 22, 2006

Iraq "hostage" has some 'splaining to do

Susanne Osthoff dressed to kill
"Hostage" Susanne Osthoff

Report says ransom money found on Osthoff:
Part of the ransom money alleged to have been paid by the German government to win the freedom of Iraq hostage Susanne Osthoff last month was found on Osthoff after her release, the German magazine Focus said on Saturday.

Without citing its sources, Focus said officials at the German embassy in Baghdad had found several thousand U.S. dollars in the 43-year-old German archaeologist's clothes when she took a shower at the embassy shortly after being freed.

The serial numbers on the bills matched those used by the government to pay off Osthoff's kidnappers, the magazine said.
I guess ole Suzy works cheap. Of course, it could be that pesky glass ceiling for gals in Islamic terrorist groups. They'll let the ladies boil a little goat or blow themselves up, but not get their hands on the cash.
Speculation about the circumstances of her kidnapping and release has swirled in the German media since the German government announced on December 18 that she was free.

Two days after her release, the German government freed a Hizbollah member jailed for life in 1985 for the murder of a U.S. Navy diver. Berlin has denied a connection between the two events.

Osthoff herself caused a stir when she said in an interview at the end of December that she did not believe her kidnappers were criminals.
I think she ought to take the place of the Hizbollah scum in prison. Men's prison.