Why didn’t Reuters specify the precise identities of the aid workers? Surely a representative from Terre d’Enfance (A World For Our Children) could confirm this? If not, then with news of their kidnapping nearly two weeks old already, wouldn’t the captives’ relatives, knowing that their kin had been volunteering deep in provincial Afghanistan, have come forward by now or otherwise be accessible?
France2 evening news has dedicated all of 2 minutes (click on Afghanistan: photos des 2 otages français) to this story, since France2’s focusing on the electoral campaign instead, and on the Casablanca bombings.
Nidra Poller writes on last week’s murder of a policeman, and explains how French society has internalized an attitude of self-indictment.
I’ll post more on France later this week.