Skip to comments.KGB Reportedly Gave Arab Terrorists a Taste of Brutality to Free Diplomats (1986 article)
Posted on 01/08/2020 5:04:03 AM PST by lowbridge
The Jerusalem Post said the Soviet secret police last year secured the release of three kidnaped Soviet diplomats in Beirut by castrating a relative of a radical Lebanese Shia Muslim leader, sending him the severed organs and then shooting the relative in the head.
The incident began when four Soviet diplomats were kidnaped last September by Muslim extremists who demanded that Moscow pressure the Syrian government to stop pro-Syrian militiamen from shelling rival Muslim positions in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
The militiamen, the Jerusalem paper said, did not cease their attacks, and the body of one of the Soviet diplomats, Arkady Katkov, was found a few days later in a field in Beirut.
The KGB then apparently kidnaped and killed a relative of an unnamed leader of the Shias Hezbollah (Party of God) group, a radical, pro-Iranian group that has been suspected of various terrorist activities against Western targets in Lebanon.
Parts of the mans body, the paper said, were then sent to the Hezbollah leader with a warning that he would lose other relatives in a similar fashion if the three remaining Soviet diplomats were not immediately released. They were quickly freed.
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When a nation’s government doesnt #%$@% around, then these people learn not to real quick.
This is known as “speaking to them in a language they understand”. Effective communications.
Say what you want- Rooskies do not screw around and tend to be somewhat direct in their communication-
Yes this is a true story! i like the way the Russians deal with terrorists both brutal and effective.
Agreed. That is what they understand. Use their language.
Our problem is that every single name on the Democrat's voter registration is an enemy. And that translates to roughly half the country, not counting dead rats that still vote.
Jimmy Carter would have taken this case to the World Court, as he did with our hostages in Iran.
I remember this back in the day well...that’s how you do it- fight terrorists with terrorism...
I recall this article from a Comparative Political Science class I took 1987 or so. The juxtaposition of this incident, compared to what we were dealing with in terms of kidnapping and terrorism in Lebanon at the time. I gave a grudging tip of the hat to the commies for taking care of their people.
In an inflatable raft...
...over 300 miles from shore...
...without any navigation equipment.
There are times when knowing what to do seems so simple.
Hmmmm, It worked in the past. Maybe Trump could try it now and see where it goes...
Russians didn’t play when it came to some matters. They understood the rules.
Raft probably had a hole in it also.
Still too good for a pirate.
Middle east terrorists don’t attack Russian targets.
Beslan was a strong lesson.
loL...that was so the sharks could see, what was for lunch.
It makes for good reading, but can’t really draw any conclusions for the current.
Beslan was in 2004 and conducted by Islamic extremists - hundreds were killed, including children. Plenty of Russians have been killed in the Middle East since 1985.
And in 1985, the KGB was still a formidable force. What exists now in Russia, although formidable, is not as lethal and pervasive as the KGB of Communist Russia.
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