Jack Idema; ex-soldier ran notorious private Afghan jail ...

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jonathan "Jack'' Idema, a former Green Beret from North Carolina convicted of running a jail in Afghanistan where he tortured terrorism suspects, has died at 55.

Pardoned Man Stays In Afghan Prison - Jack Keith Idema ...

Idema's Afghan lawyer and prison officials say Idema could be only days from leaving the country. But Idema, a former Green Beret from Fayetteville, N.C., has appeared in no hurry to leave a prison cell that by local standards is top of the line.

American convicted of running Afghan jail freed

Jack Idema, a former Green Beret, was pardoned by President Hamid Karzai in late March as part of a general amnesty. ... Idema's Afghan …

Seven killed in al-Qa'eda jail breakout in Kabul

The two dead prisoners were killed during the initial firefight on the ground floor of a cell block, where former U.S. Green Beret Jonathan "Jack" Idema…

Jack Idema, convicted of running private Afghan jail, dies ...

Jonathan "Jack" Idema, a former Green Beret from North Carolina who was convicted of running a private jail in Afghanistan where he tortured terrorism suspects, died Jan. 21 in the Mexican ...

NC man who ran tortuous Afghan jail dies | Fox News

Jonathan "Jack" Idema, a former Green Beret from North Carolina convicted of running a private jail in Afghanistan where he tortured terrorism suspects, has died. He was 55.

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Mr Idema, it emerged yesterday, has a colourful past. A volatile former Green Beret with a criminal record in the US, he describes himself as a security adviser. He also claims that he is the person on whom George Clooney's part in the Hollywood film The Peacemaker was based.

The Hunt for Bin Laden: Task Force Dagger by Jack Idema

Jack Idema was born on Memorial Day, 1956-the federal holiday commemorating U.S. soldiers who died in military service. He is co-author of the best-selling books The Hunt for Bin Laden (Random House) and Task Force Dagger (Macmillan UK) about the first two hundred American Special Forces who defeated the Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists in Afghanistan between October 2001 and June 2002, on ...

Kidnap accused says he worked for US - The Age

Idema, a 48-year-old former Green Beret, and fellow Americans Edward Caraballo and Brett Bennett were arrested last month after police found a makeshift jail inside their Kabul house.

AFGHANISTAN: 'Luxury' Cell in Jail for Convicted Bounty ...

Convicted of illegal bounty-hunting in Afghanistan, flamboyant ex-US soldier Jonathan 'Jack' Idema faced his toughest-ever mission after being sentenced to 10 years in the country's grimmest jail. Even for the former Green Beret, arrested in July for running his own private jail, the prospect of a decade in Pol-i-Charki, a filthy Soviet-era ...

The George Clooney of Kabul | Salon.com

At the heart of their investigation is a former American special forces soldier, Jonathan Keith "Jack" Idema, who is alleged to have run the private jail and was being questioned last night.

Jack Idema FREED from prison! - Democratic Underground

Jack Idema, a former Green Beret, was pardoned by President Hamid Karzai in late March as part of a general amnesty. Rahim Ahmadzai, Idema's Afghan lawyer, said Wednesday the American left the prison outside Kabul on June 2 and flew out of Afghanistan. He did not know Idema…

Afghan court jails US bounty hunter who claims to have ...

Jonathan "Jack" Idema, a former Green Beret and a convicted fraudster, insisted that he had been working all along for Donald Rumsfeld, and had …

Jonathan Idema | Military Wiki | Fandom

Jonathan Keith "Jack" Idema (May 30, 1956 – January 21, 2012) was a former army reserve special operations non-commissioned officer with a controversial history. In September 2004 he was found guilty of running a private prison in Afghanistan and torturing Afghan citizens. At the time, Idema had been portraying himself as a U.S. government-sponsored special forces operative on a mission to ...

AN AFGHAN MYSTERY - Newsweek

This is where Jonathan Keith (Jack) Idema, a onetime Green Beret from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is accused of running his own private interrogation center. Afghan …

American Who Ran Afghan Jail Says He Sourced CBS | Observer

The Observer has learned that CBS News and Dan Rather made use of Jonathan (Jack) Idema, a former Green Beret, mercenary and rogue soldier, …

Green Beret arrested terrorists who are now running the ...

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Jonathan Keith "Jack" Idema was a former army reserve special operations non-commissioned officer with a controversial history died from complications from AIDS, he was 55.. In September 2004 he was found guilty of running a private prison in Afghanistan and torturing Afghan citizens. At the time, Idema had been portraying himself as a U.S. government-sponsored…

AFGHANISTAN: How a Former U.S. Special Forces Solidier ...

But Jack Idema, in his new incarnation as quote-ready ground warrior, was about to hit the media jackpot, in a moment of serendipity that would seem utterly implausible in a work of fiction. Robin Moore, the bard of the Green Berets, arrived in Afghanistan in December, and Idema wasted little time in tracking him down and

Jack Idema, jailed for torturing Afghans, reportedly dies ...

Jonathan Keith "Jack" Idema, the con man extraordinaire from Fayetteville who spent years in an Afghan prison for running a private jail and torture chamber while claiming to …

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Logline: When Penny falls in love with larger-than-life, Green Beret turned Afghan bounty hunter, Jack, while he serves a prison sentence in Afghanistan in his hunt for Bin Laden, she has no idea how he will turn her world upside down and make her life a living hell with , drugs, murder and a fatal illness that takes his life and only temporarily spares hers.

The Strange Case Of a Bounty Hunter's Arrest in Afghanistan

Curiously, days before local journalists learned that Idema had been arrested, they received an email from the U.S. military warning that he was a phony. And, Afghan officials investigating the episode initially told the media they believed the Idema team were part of a covert operation outside the control of the U.S. and Afghan governments.

American Ex-Prisoner Leaves Afghanistan - CBS News

Jack Idema, a former Green Beret, was pardoned by President Hamid Karzai in late March as part of a general amnesty. Rahim Ahmadzai, Idema's Afghan lawyer, said …

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In a luxury, Persian-carpeted cell in Kabul's dreaded Pul-e-Charki prison, Afghanistan's most notorious bounty hunter is putting the final touches to the film script about his bizarre life. Jack Idema joined the elite US special forces unit the Green Berets after watching the …

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7 "The Green Beret is "… a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction in the fight for freedom." John F. Kennedy, describing the Green Beret on December 10, 1961. This became a Presidential Executive Order that would forever protect the Green Beret as the official headgear of U.S.Army Special Forces qualified ...

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Others implied that Idema was working in an official capacity by saying he played an "integral" role in the hunt for Osama bin Laden and that he fought "alongside" U.S. Special Forces, or by calling him as a "former Green Beret who served in Afghanistan." As Idema was blazing a trail through the talk show circuit, Ed Artis, who felt ...

The man who thinks he's George Clooney. A story of today's ...

Mr Idema, it emerged yesterday, has a colourful past. A volatile former Green Beret with a criminal record in the US, he describes himself as a security adviser. He also claims that he is the ...

Jonathan Keith "Jack" Idema | The Economist

Jonathan Keith "Jack" Idema, American fortune hunter and confidence trickster, died on January 21st, aged 55. NOBODY who met Jonathan Keith "Jack" Idema could doubt his self- belief. It ...

The Mysterious Case of Jack Idema: Was the Former …

The alleged ring leader of the operation is a former Green Beret named Jonathan "Jack" Idema. He was sentenced to 10 years, as was another former US soldier Brent Bennett.

The Shadow Warrior: Jack Idema - Rolling Stone

Pul-e-Charkhi is also home to Jack Idema, a former U.S. Special Forces sergeant, who, in one of the more bizarre twists in the War on Terror, was arrested in Kabul last year and charged by Afghan ...

Ex-soldier dies, had N.C. ties | | journalnow.com

Notorious former Special Forces soldier Jonathan "Jack" Keith Idema has died at his home in Bacalar, Mexico. Idema, a former Fayetteville resident who was sentenced to prison in Afghanistan on ...

Afghans arrest 3 Americans in abuse case

Afghans arrest 3 Americans in abuse case (Agencies) Updated: 11:00. Afghan forces arrested three Americans, including a purported former Green Beret, after raiding a jail they were ...

Jonathan Idema, Con Man and Afghan Bounty Hunter, Dies at ...

Mr. Idema joined the Green Berets after enlisting in the Army at 18. ... he was arrested as many as 36 times in the 1980s and 1990s on various charges, including possession of …

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Jack Idema (on the left) Graduation day, in 1975 outside USAIMA (aka United States Army Institute For Military Assistance, as it was called then) Student Barracks on Smoke Bomb Hill at Fort Bragg. The average Green Beret has six years in the Army before he makes it to the course. The age average is between 27 and 35.

FBI accused of concealing link to mercenary jailer in ...

Mr Idema, a 48-year-old former green beret, and his fellow Americans, Edward Caraballo and Brett Bennett, were arrested last month after police found a makeshift jail inside their Kabul house.

Americans Arrested in Afghanistan - Daily Kos

The taped training attack was found by former Green Beret, Jack Idema who found the training tapes in an abandoned house while he was in Afghanistan in November 2001 as …

Who is Jack Idema? | Pundit Review

Robin Moore, author of The Green Berets, intrigued by Idema's tales, wrote the saga of the Task Force Dagger: The Hunt for bin Laden. This best-selling non-fiction featured Idema as the star in the hunt. Idema, restless to return to the action, recently showed up again in Afghanistan. He has "been in touch and working with U.S. officials.

Afghan court jails US Bin Laden hunter - BelfastTelegraph ...

Jonathan "Jack" Idema, a former Green Beret and a convicted fraudster, insisted that he had been working all along for Donald Rumsfeld, and had …