Thursday, March 30, 2006


The good news today is that kidnapped American journalist, Jill Carroll, of the Christian Science Montior has been released.

But a comment from an FBI spokesman, Richard Kolko, raises questions regarding the depth of the investigation into the disappearance of Kirk von Ackermann - missing since October 9, 2003.

Reaction to reporter Carroll's release

Richard Kolko, FBI spokesman, said, "We are obviously pleased that Jill Carroll has been released. Many U.S. government agencies and the FBI worked diligently behind the scenes on the Jill Carroll kidnapping case. The FBI's Office for Victim Assistance will now work to reunite Jill with her family."
Have the FBI and many U.S. government agencies also worked with the CID in investigating what happened to Kirk von Ackermann? And, if so, have they been equally as aggressive and diligent? If not, why?

Readers may certainly accuse me of having taken too cynical a view in light of the great news that Carroll has been safely released. But I can't help but wonder, why has the disappearance of former Air Force Captain Kirk von Ackermann received so little attention?

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