Jonathan K. (Jack) Idema (continued)
Flogging the Simian continues with a 6 part series about Jonathan K. (Jack) Idema
I'll only add that I find it interesting, if not a bit disconcerting, that my referrer logs indicate interest about him via centcom.mil, army.mil, dnd.ca, state.gov and usdoj.gov among others.
Friends call man arrested in Afghanistan a patriot
UPDATE: From the webpage http://www.pbnnews.tv/about.htm
which can no longer be found. Google cache can no longer find it, but I was able to find, and save
a cache elsewhere. It seems you can fairly easily find the first paragraph quoted below, but finding the one I bolded was not a simple task.
J. K. Idema, is a former US Army Special Forces operative. As a Green Beret he has extensive experience in covert investigations and intelligence gathering. In 1997 he left the world of black ops to become a journalist and member of the IRE. He has extensive experience uncovering difficult stories. His nuclear smuggling investigation and information enabled CBS 60 Minutes and US News & World Report to win the IRE Tom Renner Award in 1996 for their stories on Russian Nuclear Smuggling. In June 2001 the National Press Club announced Idema had won first place in their Online category for "The Colonel's Wife."
In October 2001, Idema left PBN to join the war on terrorism and left for Afghanistan to assist the Northern Alliance.
You may also find the thread at SOCNET
UPDATE 9/15: The above permalink to Flogging the Simian keeps changing. She has written 18 parts to this story now and has links on her sidebar to her series, including a link to a BBC video
for a good overview of who this guy is. His trial began again Sept 12 and he was found guilty of torture
posted by Cyndy