JCC JediWarrior And Connemara Missing In Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Community' started by Fire_Ice_Death, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    Not sure if this belongs here, but quite possibly the worst news I've gotten tonight. I was never really fond of either of them, but I don't think they deserved this.

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    I hope they're okay. As I said: not my favorite people in the world, but everyone deserves a chance to live their life as they choose and not have to worry about it being ended because some schmucks in Afghanistan see you're white and think you're the 'enemy'.
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  2. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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  3. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    My reaction upon being linked to that story.
  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  6. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Obvious question since I didn't know them except by name: how do we know it's them/how positive are you it's them?
  7. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    The article says they met on a Star Wars messageboard. That sort of narrows it down. And there are people here who do know their real names.
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  8. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    Because the person that linked me to this story was their friend and I met Josh back in 2005 when I went to Canada for my vacation.
  9. Amidala_wannabe Jedi Master

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    This is one of the weirdest things I've ever come across. Miana Kenobi, Connemara and JediWarrior were their handles here, I knew them both in real life, though haven't spoken to either in years.
  10. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yeah I'm trying to see if I have anything -- I have Connemara's phone number (or at least whichever one she was using in 2005, since she was at C3) but I just think I have it in there by first name, so I'm unable to confirm the last name or anything. Similarly, I have her old MSN but nothing recent since I haven't really talked to her in years.

    edit: Ah, okay, so I guess the above confirms it then.
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  11. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Sorry; we unfortunately have to check the validity of this kind of stuff. This is absolutely heartbreaking. :(
  12. Amidala_wannabe Jedi Master

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    I completely understand.
  13. Darth Tunes SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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  15. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    That is her.

    Edit: sorry, blurry pic and I'm sleepy.
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  16. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Maybe? Really hard to say, I haven't seen her in 8 years. But if you look at the big JCC group photo from C3, she's on the viewer's far right in red. I'm not gonna post the image here because it has a ton of JCers on it and I don't want to post their images without consent etc etc.


    edit: I guess I actually haven't said it yet, but I really hope they're ok. I don't know them that well actually, but regardless this is not something that people should have to go through.
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  17. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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  18. hudzu Force Ghost

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  19. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    Don't like this. Hope it turns out for the best.
  20. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    I certainly everything turns out OK. But wtf were thinking travelling in Afghanistan, especially with her being pregnant?!
  21. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Hell, Kyrgyzstan has been pretty volatile lately.
  22. harpua Chosen One

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    Yeah, that question ran through my mind, as well... that's some pretty hard core stupidity and recklessness. .
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  23. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    You shouldn't even need to check the state department's traveling warnings list to know not to go there. When I saw the subject line (and not knowing anything about them other than a vague recognition of their user names) I assumed they were in the military.

    Like I said, I pray that this has a happy end and the three of them come home safe and sound. But you really have to question their judgement.
  24. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    Canadians may remember Boyle as the former husband of Zaynab Khadr, the once outspoken sister of Omar Khadr who spent a decade in Guantanamo Bay before his transfer to Canadian custody this fall.

    Wow.
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  25. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    I looked her up on wikipedia and thought there must be a second Canadian woman with that name, but the article linked in the OP makes it pretty clear that that's her.

    I googled her name to see other articles on this, interesting that the NY Daily News and most of the others don't give his full name, at the request of her family, to "protect his privacy".

    Also, found this in a New York times article:

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