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    The Free Jack Idema Blogburst

    For anyone following the Jack Idema story, this week has been as frustrating as last week was eventful.

    Last time around, the situation was that Pulacharke prison, where Jack Idema, Brent Bennett and Ed Caraballo are being illegally held, was largely under the control of rioting Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners. Ed was a hostage, while Jack and Brent were holed up in their annex, armed, and protected by a group of Northern Alliance soldiers.

    Then, late last Wednesday, a team of Afghan soldiers, led by Colonel Sherzaman (the brother of General Sherzaman, who died protecting Jack during a similar riot a year ago), forced their way into Block 1 and freed Ed Caraballo.

    Meanwhile, the Karzai government were working hard to appease the terrorists into ending their protests (along with the gang-rape of female prisoners). Acting through an ex-Taliban 'peace envoy', Mullah Mujahedi, assurances were made that none of the rioters would be punished for their orgy of rape and violence. This move seems to have taken the sting out of the terrorists' will to resist, and Afghan Ministry of Justice troops finally reoccupied the prison during the course of Thursday.

    Running alongside these events, however, SuperPatriots were also reporting that President Karzai was demanding that all weapons and communications equipment Jack and Brent were using be confiscated. By last Tuesday (Feb. 28th) afternoon (at around the same time as rioting terrorists were being given amnesty), Karzai seems to have decided to use the Afghan army to back up these demands. This was the result:

    Someone, unknown, orders Karzai's National Army to surround Jack's BLOCK 2 ANNEX and take up security. National Army soldiers point guns and Jack, and Jack's MOJ and Panjshir commandos return the favor, resulting in a stand-off between the MOJ and the National Army. It escalates to within seconds of bullets flying when a Karzai National Army soldier occupies the tower and points his weapon at Jack from the tower. After a two hour stand-off, yelling, and swearing on both sides, the National Army is withdrawn and Jack's BLOCK TWO ANNEX falls back to TF SABER and the MOJ.
    Plainly, Karzai wasn't happy that Jack had helped publicise the truth about events inside Pulacharke. After all, Karzai and the U.S. State Department had spent the week playing down the scale of the riots, misrepresenting the true number of dead, and denying that the women hostages were being repeatedly raped. The last thing they wanted was to see the truth about what was happening leaking out, and especially not in the days leading up to President Bush's visit.

    Added to all this, members of the MSM spent the week of the riots clamouring for interviews with Jack and his team. Although Jack turned them down flat, it's a fair bet that MSM were aware of the information being released through SuperPatriots and blogs, and were pressuring Kazai and Afghan authorities for a truer picture of what was happening inside the prison.

    The reason all this matters is because no one has heard from Jack, Brent or Ed since last Wednesday (1st March):

    Jack Gone Underground?
    We are using all of our sources to contact Jack -- Anyone with info advise

    What happened to the Americans at Pulacharke? No one can reach them. The US Embassy refuses to comment. Jack no longer answers his phone, and Ministry of Justice will not even acknowledge his whereabouts. Caraballo and Bennett have also disappeared in Afghanistan and literally off the face of the earth. Banderas? No word on him either. Any Afghans reading this should contact Jack's Panjshir soldiers and ask them to send us an email if they have any info. A journalist from AP told us today that he heard the FBI had gone to Pulacharke with the National Police or NDS with orders from Karzai to "deal with the Americans there." What is the real story, and what happened to these guys?
    With no news coming out of the prison, it's difficult for any of us to even make a guess as to what's happening. Has Jack been moved out of Pulacharke? If so, by Karzai's people or his friends in the Northern Alliance?

    Right now, all we can do is wait for news.

    So what can we do? Well, anyone reading this with their own blog can sign up for the weekly Free Jack Idema Blogburst by emailing Cao or Rottweiler Puppy for details. I'd urge everyone to do this, as we're still terribly short on takers. If you want to know more about the story, Cao's Blog has a large section devoted to Jack Idema. There's also a timeline here, and, of course, a huge amount of information is available over at SuperPatriots, without whose work none of us would have learned about Jack's story.

    You can also contact the following people and make your feelings known:

    Secret US EMBASSY Fax: – 301-560-5729 (Local US Fax: Goes RIGHT TO Ambassador)
    c/o US Ambassador Ronald Neuman
    6180 Kabul Place
    Dulles, VA 20189-6180

    US Consul Russell Brown – 011-93-70201908 (Fired)

    US Consul Addie Harchik- 011-93-70201908 (denied them water and mail at Thanksgiving)

    US Embassy Translator Wahid – new – 011-93-70201902

    US Embassy Translator Bashir Momman– 011-93-70201923

    US Consul (friend of Jack's Now fired) Dawn Schrepel– 011-93-70201908

    Embassy of Afghanistan (Good guys, Northern Alliance)
    2341 Wyoming Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    Ph: 202-483-6410, Fax: no. 202-483-6488

    Ambassador Massoud Khalili (wounded with Massoud)
    Islamic State of Afghanistan
    Embassy of Afghanistan
    New Delhi, India

    H.E. Said Tayeb JAWAD (Afghan Ambassador- powerful in US)
    Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington
    2341 Wyoming Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20008
    Tel: (+1-202) 483 6414
    Fax: (+1-202) 483 9523

    Mr. Jahed Hamrah, Consul General (pro-Taliban)
    CONSULATE GENERAL OF
    AFGHANISTAN IN NEW YORK
    360 Lexington Avenue,
    11th Floor New York,
    New, York, NY 10017
    Tel.: (+1-212) 972 2276 or 972 2277
    Fax: (+1-212) 972 9046

    Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld
    Secretary of Defense
    1000 Defense Pentagon – Room # 3E880
    Washington, DC 20301-1000
    Ph: (703) 692-7100
    Fax: (703) 697-9080

    Lt General William Boykin
    Deputy Undersecretary
    of Defense for Intelligence
    1800 Defense Pentagon – Room # 3E836
    Washington, DC 20301
    Ph: (703) 697-0170
    Private Fax: (703) 697-9080

    Stephen Cambone
    Principle Deputy Secretary for Intelligence
    1800 Defense Pentagon – Room # 3E
    Washington, DC 20310-0100

    General Peter J. Shoomaker
    Chief of Staff, Department of the Army
    200 Army Pentagon – Room # 3E528
    Washington, DC 20310-0200
    Ph: (703) 695-2077 / Fax: (703) 614-5268

    The Honorable John D. Negroponte
    Director National Intelligence
    New Executive Office Building
    725 17th Street, N.W., Room 4203
    Washington, DC 20503

    The Committee
    On Homeland Security
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, DC 20515

    Chairman Peter Hoekstra
    Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    H-405, U.S. Capitol
    Washington, DC 20515-6415;
    Office: (202) 225-4121 / Fax: (202) 225-1991
    Toll Free: (877) 858-9040

    M. Cherif BASSIOUNI
    Independent Expert of the Commission on Human Rights
    On the Situation of Human Rights in Afghanistan
    Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    UNOG-OHCHR
    CH-1211 Geneva 10
    Ph: +41(0)22 917 97 27 Fax: +41(0)22 917 90 18
    Email

    Senator Steven Saland (Jack's Rep and Neighbor)
    9 Jonathan Lane
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

    Senator Elizabeth Dole (Jack's Rep)
    United States Senate
    310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 122
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Ph: 919.856.4630
    Fax: 919.856.4053

    Senator Elizabeth Dole (Jack's Rep)
    United States Senate
    555 Dirksen Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202.224.6342
    Fax: 202.224.1100

    Senator Richard Burr (of Interest)
    United States Senate
    217 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-3154 / Fax: (202) 228-2981

    Senator Bill Nelson (in the fight on Jack's Side)
    United States Senate
    Hart Senate Office Building
    Room 716
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: 202-224-5274 / Fax: 202-228-2183
    FL Fax 407-872-7165

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (Bennett's Representative)
    United States Senate
    Hart Office Building, Room 331
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    (202) 224-3841

    Representative Mike McIntyre (Jack's Representative)
    United States Congress
    2437 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2731 / Fax (202) 225-5773

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (reference Captain Bennett- CA citizen)
    State Capitol Building
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: 916-445-2841 / Fax: 916-445-4633


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