Canadian Harmeet Singh Sooden, who was held hostage in Iraq for close to four months, says he believes it's "highly likely" that his rescue last week was the result of a ransom being paid.
In his first interview since his release, the 33-year-old told Reuters that it was "highly unusual" for his captors to be absent, especially on the day of the rescue.
CTV.ca Rescued hostage Sooden believes ransom was paid
This would explain the apparent lack of gratitude of the Christian Peacemakers towards the Coalition forces who "rescued" their representatives in Iraq. The CPT paid for the release of these people; it wasn't the result of detective work on the part of "special forces" or the Mounties or anyone else.