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Ex-hostage hires bounty hunters
Herald Sun Australia ^ | 26 June 2005

Posted on 06/26/2005 3:40:14 AM PDT by naturalman1975

A HOSTAGE held alongside Australian Douglas Wood in Iraq has hired bounty hunters to track down his former captors, promising to eliminate them one by one.

Swede Ulf Hjertstrom, who was held for several weeks with Mr Wood in Baghdad, was released by his kidnappers on May 30.

Mr Hjertstrom has since claimed he shared information with US and Iraqi troops about Mr Wood which led to the release of the 63-year-old Australian engineers two weeks ago, after 47 days in captivity.

Now, he wants to find those responsible.

"I have now put some people to work to find these bastards," he told the Ten Network today.

"I invested about $50,000 so far and we will get them one by one."


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Extended News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bounty; hjertstrom; hostages; iraq

1 posted on 06/26/2005 3:40:14 AM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975
This came up in Douglas Woods: His Story, an interview/documentary broadcast on Australian TV this evening. I videoed it and have captured it on my PC and am now converting it to a realmovie - if I can figure out a way of doing so, I'd love to let other people see it - it's a quite inspiring program - among its features, are brief interviews with some of the US troops who helped to rescue Mr Woods.
2 posted on 06/26/2005 3:42:32 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975

Cool - some mercs have a job to do. I hope this gets covered in a subtle way - dont want to warn off the cretins.


3 posted on 06/26/2005 3:43:28 AM PDT by corkoman (Overhyped)
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To: corkoman

Hope the mercs don’t get charged with murder for doing a good job.


4 posted on 06/26/2005 3:56:03 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: naturalman1975

Please post a link when you have it!


5 posted on 06/26/2005 3:58:35 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: naturalman1975

I like the way this man thinks.


6 posted on 06/26/2005 4:00:02 AM PDT by Woodman ("One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives." PW)
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To: naturalman1975

That's great news! I missed the start of the programme and would really appreciate being able to see the beginning. It was on the whole very well put together and as you say, inspiring. Highly recommended viewing...three stars?
Please let me know if you succeed in your project.


7 posted on 06/26/2005 4:07:15 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (Understand Islam. Understand Evil. Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD link My Page.)
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To: Woodman
I'm sure the fembot democrats will be appalled.
8 posted on 06/26/2005 4:07:48 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Why can I never think of a tagline?)
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To: naturalman1975

All right!


9 posted on 06/26/2005 4:09:36 AM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Washington State--Land of Court-approved Voting Fraud.)
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To: naturalman1975

Ruthlessness is the only thing that works with terrorists. Take these people out at home when they are eating with their family and kill the family too. The Russians have a name for it I forget that name but it works.


10 posted on 06/26/2005 4:09:39 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: naturalman1975

This is the coolest thing I've ever heard.

I wish it would start a trend.


11 posted on 06/26/2005 4:09:47 AM PDT by ryan71 (Speak softly and carry a BIG STICK)
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To: naturalman1975

A lot of things get contracted out nowadays.


12 posted on 06/26/2005 4:11:04 AM PDT by mark502inf
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To: Jeff Chandler
I'm sure the fembot democrats will be appalled.

AND, they'll blame Bush for it.
13 posted on 06/26/2005 4:12:24 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: naturalman1975

14 posted on 06/26/2005 4:23:45 AM PDT by xp38
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To: naturalman1975
It was a good interview. I was in tears when Woods was reunited with his grandchildren. I hope you can work out a way to share it in FR.

I cheered when I heard about the bounty hunters. These terrorist arseh*les just might think twice before peddling their grizzly trade if they know they could face "upfront and personal" retaliation.
15 posted on 06/26/2005 4:36:25 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: naturalman1975

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Hjertstrom has a nice ring to it!

Now THERE is a Swede you don't mess with!


16 posted on 06/26/2005 4:41:22 AM PDT by Mad Mammoth
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To: Aussie Dasher

Watching it, you can see why both Wood and the Swede seem to have come through their ordeal in pretty good shape - they both seem like tough nuts to crack.

I should be able to work out something with the file - it's mostly a matter of finding some webspace to put it up on - it's not likely to be huge but it's not tiny either (somewhere between 10MB and 30MB, I think when it's finished processing).


17 posted on 06/26/2005 4:42:33 AM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"Upfront and personal retaliation"

Not only that, these "private contractors" could probably find some creative uses for pig blood and entrails which might really spook the islamofascists (think Gen. Pershing in the Phillipines).


18 posted on 06/26/2005 4:46:23 AM PDT by gate2wire (We Honor Those Who Serve---WE REMEMBER--Thank you)
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To: gate2wire

Phillipines=Philippines Sheesh


19 posted on 06/26/2005 4:48:46 AM PDT by gate2wire (We Honor Those Who Serve---WE REMEMBER--Thank you)
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To: sgtbono2002
Ruthlessness is the only thing that works with terrorists. Take these people out at home when they are eating with their family and kill the family too.

You have a winning formula :-)

20 posted on 06/26/2005 4:48:55 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: gate2wire

I like the way your mind works!

Pig's blood it is!!!!


21 posted on 06/26/2005 4:49:10 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Mad Mammoth

He must be a throw back to the Vikings. Nice to know that ntt all of the old Norse genetic stock was either bred out, diluted, or migrated to the US (like my ancestors did).


22 posted on 06/26/2005 4:51:30 AM PDT by tomswiftjr (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"pig's blood it is!!!"
Catch a few of these terrorists. Be creative with the blood so they know what's coming before they are executed. Make sure you leave alive a witness to spread the word.


23 posted on 06/26/2005 4:57:04 AM PDT by gate2wire (We Honor Those Who Serve---WE REMEMBER--Thank you)
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To: gate2wire
Yes, it certainly pays to advertise!
24 posted on 06/26/2005 5:12:22 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Woodman

I like the way this man thinks.

I find it refreshing that this taste of good old Western revenge-justice is coming from a citizen of the most European post-modern, multicultural, bed-wetting, afraid-to-defend-themselves-for-fear-of-looking-unreasonable nation, the ever-neaurtal Swedes.

Geez, what ever happened to good Viking genes?


25 posted on 06/26/2005 5:53:53 AM PDT by Stand W (Durka Durka Mohammad Jihad Jihad Jihad)
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To: naturalman1975

go get 'em....


26 posted on 06/26/2005 6:24:31 AM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: sgtbono2002

Yes, I remember hearing that the Russians would go out and and abduct the terrorists family members and send them back to the terrorists in small pieces, in short order the Russian hostages were released. Don't know if it is true or not.


27 posted on 06/26/2005 7:07:32 AM PDT by dis.kevin
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To: tomswiftjr

My ancestors, too. I was wondering there, for a while, if the remaining Scandis were all soft Marxists. Evidently not. I think that "Berzerker" gene is alive and well in the gene pool, tho, don't you?? I find it comes in handy now and then, personally.


28 posted on 06/26/2005 8:33:44 AM PDT by bboop
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To: All; GVgirl; Fred Nerks; Aussie Dasher
Please post a link when you have it!

http://rapidshare.de/files/2612096/DouglasWoodHisStory.rm.html

It's only in realvideo format so the quality is not particularly high, and it's only a very small screen size. I had to do this because I'm on dialup and I have to keep the file as small as possible - but I also wouldn't want to put anything out there that was too high quality, in case this program is planned for broadcast elsewhere.

29 posted on 06/26/2005 3:17:52 PM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975

Thank you very much. Did you see this article in The Australian ? posted by Piefloater.


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1431130/posts


30 posted on 06/26/2005 3:36:14 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Understand Islam. Understand Evil. Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD link My Page.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks, yes, I did see it - so true.


31 posted on 06/26/2005 4:33:09 PM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: naturalman1975

What a remarkable man! This should be played on every TV in America. (But warning! It's ONE HOUR long!)


32 posted on 06/26/2005 5:19:08 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: naturalman1975
This is reality show in the making that I'd gladly pay a $1 to see.

Trajan88

33 posted on 06/26/2005 5:30:37 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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