Friday, February 29, 2008
*Breaking News* Merkel Press Conference
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany announced at a press conference this evening "a sincere hope that the hostage crisis would be resolved in a peaceful fashion". The family of Lieutenant Standler, including her two children, her brother, her husband, and her mother, appeared with Chancellor Merkel. "I want my mama to be safe," said Hans Stadler, age 6. The appearance is believed to constitute an emotional appeal to the militant group holding Lieutenant Stadler.