hostage-taking love

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  • One is tempted to picture some prehistoric hostage-taking of Germanic-speakers and to imagine their rescue or escape or release—and their eventual return to those they loved.

    The English Is Coming!

  • His argument was that the hostage-taking was essentially a political problem—that as soon as the Iranian radicals decided that holding the hostages no longer served their political goals, they would let our people come home.

    The Good Fight

  • I am certain that this confusion contributed to a wide range of abuses including death threats, beatings, broken bones, murder, exposure to elements, extreme forced physical exertion, hostage-taking, stripping, sleep deprivation and degrading treatment.

    Dear President Bush,

  • We didn't know when the shah was going to fall, didn't foresee the massive wave that would topple him, didn't know the 1979 revolution would move violently against American citizens, didn't know how to handle the hostage-taking.

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Friday June 19)

  • Apart from the hostage-taking, Olive Kitteridge refers to many violent or traumatic events in the lives of its characters or their friends or relatives – suicide, divorce, infidelity, miscarriages, death by drowning, a major stroke, a fatal hunting accident.

    2009 April « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • Not a hostage-taking, bomb-throwing, wildly irrational stand, but something I call the Paytriot Pledge.

    Clay Farris Naff: Patriotism and the Pledge: If You Love Your Country, Put Up or Shut Up

  • While this hostage-taking was the first attack on a U. S.-flagged ship in modern history, pirates have staged nearly 70 attacks since January and hold 14 ships and 260 foreign crewmembers hostage, said the International Maritime Bureau, a watchdog group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Obama promises united effort against piracy

  • Philippine President Benigno Aquino III Monday stopped short of ordering criminal proceedings against several top police and government officials for their involvement in handling a disastrous hostage-taking in Manila in August in which eight tourists from Hong Kong were killed.

    No Criminal Charges in Manila Bus Drama

  • The hostage-taking was the first major test of the administration since Mr. Aquino took office on June 30.

    No Criminal Charges in Manila Bus Drama

  • We listen to Bill Maher satirically explain why Democrats need a nutty left-wing version of the hostage-taking Tea Party, "let's call it the Donner Party -- we will eat each other before giving an inch!"

    HuffPost Radio: Both Sides Now: Obama a Leader? Tea Party Loser? SuperPacs Legal?

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