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    Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    Taken from AOL NEWS.

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    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (June 18) - An al-Qaida group said Friday it killed American hostage Paul M. Johnson Jr., posting an Internet message that showed photographs of a beheaded

    The statement was posted on a Web site where the group frequently makes announcements. Also posted were three still photos showing a head that appeared to be Johnson's.

    The message, in the name of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, appeared as a 72-hour deadline set by the group on Tuesday ended.

    ''In answer to what we promised ... to kill the hostage Paul Marshall (Johnson) after the period is over ... the infidel got his fair treatment,'' the statement said.

    ''Let him taste something of what Muslims have long tasted from Apache helicopter fire and missiles,'' the statement said.

    Johnson, who worked on Apache helicopter systems for Lockheed Martin, was kidnapped last weekend by militants who threatened to kill him by Friday if the kingdom did not release its al-Qaida prisoners. The Saudi government rejected the demands.


    The photos posted with the statement showed a severed head, placed on the back of a body. The body was wearing an orange jumpsuit and the face was turned toward the camera.

    The day Johnson was seized, Islamic militants shot dead Kenneth Scroggs, from Laconia, N.H., in his garage. Scroggs, who also worked for Lockheed Martin, was killed days after another American was slain in an escalating al-Qaida campaign against Westerners in the kingdom.

    Johnson was the second American abducted and slain by his kidnappers in the Middle East in just over a month.

    Nicholas Berg, a businessman, was beheaded in Iraq, and his last moments later appeared on a videotape posted on an al-Qaida-linked Web site. U.S. officials say al-Qaida-linked Muslim militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may have been Berg's killer.

    In Washington, spokespersons for the CIA and the State Department said the agency was not able to immediately confirm the report of Johnson's beheading.

    A senior Saudi official in Washington, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the government did not yet have any independent confirmation of Johnson's death. ''There is no body, and we know of no videotape,'' said the official.

    As Friday's deadline approached, Saudi security forces launched an all-out search, going door-to-door in some Riyadh neighborhoods, as Johnson's wife went on Al-Arabiya television Friday pleading for his release.. After Johnson's death was reported, his family was in seclusion at a town house in Galloway Township, N.J., where they have been holding a vigil.

    A man standing in front of the house identified himself only as ''Bill'' and said the family did not want to talk to reporters.

    One of the three photographs posted on the Web site showed a man's head, face toward the camera, being held by a hand. The other two showed a beheaded body lying prone on a bed, with the severed head placed in the small of his back, the clothes underneath bloodied.

    The face looked like Johnson's.

    The beheaded body was dressed in a bright orange jumpsuit, similar to those issued to suspected Islamic militants imprisoned by the United States at Guantanamo Bay - and similar to the suit another American captive, Nicholas Berg, was wearing when he was beheaded in Iraq last month by another group of Islamic militants inspired by al-Qaida ''To the Americans and whoever is their ally in the infidel and criminal world and their allies in the war against Islam, this action is punishment to them and a lesson for them to know that whoever steps foot in our country, this decisive action will be his fate,'' the statement said.

    The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh had no immediate comment. ''We are working on verification,'' the spokesperson said. Spokespersons for the CIA and State Department in Washington also said they could not confirm the reports of Johnson's death.

    A Saudi senior security official, reached by The Associated Press, said: ''We have so far nothing on this.''

    Soon after the statement appeared, the Web site was inaccessible, with a message saying it was closed for maintenance.

    Johnson was the latest victim of an escalating campaign targeting Westerners that Saudi and U.S. officials say aims to drive foreign workers from the kingdom and undermine the ruling royal family, hated by al-Qaida.

    Johnson was seized on June 12, the same day that Islamic militants shot and killed American Kenneth Scroggs, from Laconia, N.H., in his garage.

    Scroggs worked for Advanced Electronics Co., a Saudi firm whose Web site lists Lockheed Martin among its customers. The office number on Johnson's business card was for Advanced Electronics.

    The same week as Scroggs' death, another American and an Irish citizen were also shot and killed in Riyadh.

    Johnson's death was the second beheading displayed on the Internet by militants with grisly images.

    Berg, a businessman, was beheaded in Iraq, and his last moments later appeared on a videotape posted on an al-Qaida-linked Web site. His body was found on May 12. U.S. officials say al-Qaida-linked Muslim militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may have been Berg's killer.

    A senior Saudi official in Washington, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the government did not yet have any independent confirmation of Johnson's death. ''There is no body, and we know of no videotape,'' said the official.

    Reached by phone at the Bethesda, Md. headquarters of Lockheed Martin Corp., a spokesman said the company had ''no official notification on the status of Paul Johnson.''

    ''But obviously we hope that the media reports people are seeing are not true,'' spokesman Jeff Adams said.

    A message posted on the defense contractor's Web site reads ''Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul M. Johnson Jr. and his family,'' but a notation on the message refers to it as ''Employee Kidnapped.''
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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    Yes I have read this at numerous news sites. It appears they as of now that they did Be-head this person. Dam Bastards, they said they wanted him to feel what it was like for all the Muslims that died by the firing and missiles apon Muslims that died from the Apache hellicopter, since he work on the night vision systems that are used in the Apache Helicopter.
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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    Discretion is advised before clicking the link below. It is not for the faint of heart.

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    A Beheading



    WE ARE AT WAR MY FRIENDS!

    ANYBODY THAT DOESNT BELIEVE THIS, LOOK AT THIS PICTURE FOR GOD SAKES!

    PURE EVIL, TO KILL AN INNOCENT MAN WHILE PRAISING GOD!
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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    Screw taking the bastards as prisoners we should just kill them on the spot.




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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    This is sick. That guy didn't do anything to anybody. Makes me just as frickin mad as it makes you. What a bunch of Animals. I still believe we have to hold the moral highground. I can see how some people say that this war is a bad idea, because it's never going to end. I don't know about that idea though... I think I still believe in keeping the moral highground, and having a fair review (whehter it be in court or not) of all punishments dealt out. We can't stoop to their level, and begin killing all suspected enemies. It just wouldn't be right...
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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    More AbuGhraib pictures on the news tonight... more talk from the commision of how "we" screwed up the morning of 9-11 on tonight's news... more assertions that Iraq had nothing to do with Al-Qaeda and 9-11 from the news spinners tonight (nobody said they did, but that don't matter)... but no beheading pictures... no pictures of planes crashing into buildings.

    Yes, this is sick. What are you gonna do about it? Buy advance tickets to Fairenheit 911? Get mad? Vote for Bush? Support the Poodle?

    We may have to get used to this kind of story, 'cause we'll certainly see more.

    If I were in charge, I'd do something we're immediately capable of... which isn't hunting these dorks down. I'd send at least half a dozen waves of bombers over Iran and obliterate any semblance of nuclear weapons plants or things that could be weapons plants from existance. Why? Why not?

    Crazy? Probably. But this stuff is just pissin' me off.

    I'm gonna have me a cold beer...

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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    Latest update in the Paul Johnson case:
    Saudi Arabian forces have shot Abdulaziz Al-Muqrinin, the Al-Qaeda leader in charge of the group responsible for the capture and murder of Paul Johnson.

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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    Sure took them long enough to find a man on their most-wanted list, living in the capital no less. I wonder what broke the case, mere hours after this story hit western news sources?

    Oh yeah, the Saudi's are crappin their pants because the are gonna lose all that western money, and all the western workers who man their oil rigs. They could care less about the lives of an american.

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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    Quote Originally Posted by mostholycerebus
    Sure took them long enough to find a man on their most-wanted list, living in the capital no less. I wonder what broke the case, mere hours after this story hit western news sources?

    Oh yeah, the Saudi's are crappin their pants because the are gonna lose all that western money, and all the western workers who man their oil rigs. They could care less about the lives of an american.
    They aren't crapping at all. The US isn't their only buying partner. If anything these two gulf wars have reinforced the fact that we will do ANYTHING to make sure they're protected. They are part of our "interests" in the area as so often cited.

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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    Seems like the Saudis took very swift action.

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/...nap/index.html

    One Saudi Al-Qaeda commander dead...
    Last edited by Vihsadas; 06-19-2004 at 02:01 AM. Reason: Clarity for the Thread split
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    Re: Paul Johnson Beheaded??

    Alright, let's try this again. This thread was split from the original "Paul Johnson" thread after that one went awry.

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    Re: Paul Johnson Murdered, Saudi's Execute Militants Responsible

    yes he was beheaded-
    yeah its funny how after the fact - they killed the killers -- we needed those fools alive-
    if they were the real killers--
    wich i doubt-

    - im torn im torn and broken-
    yeah i do nothing really sit and empithize mostly and shake my head and worry about my comp or some such trivial pursuit-

    if i had power
    to be monumentious i would try to meet these people and get to the roots-
    like we computer builders do-
    this is the only alternative to all out bombing/killing as one guy stated-

    ('.',)

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    Re: Paul Johnson Murdered, Saudi's Execute Militants Responsible

    Quote Originally Posted by adono
    if i had power
    to be monumentious i would try to meet these people and get to the roots-
    like we computer builders do-
    this is the only alternative to all out bombing/killing as one guy stated-
    And they would cut your head off too.

    They don't want to negotiate, they want all non-Muslim Westerners dead.
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