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Posted on 06/26/2005 4:48:20 AM PDT by Dundee
Ex-hostage hires bounty hunters
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 $50,000 so far and we will get them one by one."
Good old fashioned get square. That's how these terrorist scum should be dealt with.
Just saw Man a Fire again last night. Reminds me of this guy, Woods. As John Kreasy said, "Revenge is a dish best served cold."
Love it and God Bless those that help themselves!
A man after my own heart and there is great logic to this. If there were never any consequences for there actions then your are wrong not to go after them. I don't not agree with those that they capital punishment is barbaric and wrong. On the contrary not to hold the guilty party only says you have no respect for life. The punishment does fit the crime.
No doubt his fierce individualism and commitment to individual freedom and dignity will be deplored in Europe and Blue America as cowboy excrescence.
But mostly they will be threatened by his unashamed resort to self-help. Where do you suppose Mr. Hjertstrom stands today on the issue of the right to bear arms? I wonder if he is a true Viking or a liberal who has literally been mugged by reality.
Go Aussie! In this freaking PC world I love it. Would it not be great to give a few U$D to his bloody (pun intended) cause?
No sign of STOCKHOLM SYNDROME here!
I didn't know there were any real men left in Sweden.
Outstanding!!!!! Send to the fire below.
IS he paying by the head?
The old Ross Perot (the 1970s Iraninan hostage rescue Ross Perot) would have invested in this idea.
Have Gun Will Travel reads the card of a man.
A knight without armor in a savage land.
His fast gun for hire head's the calling wind.
A soldier of fotune is the man called Paladin.
Paladin, Paladin Where do you roam?
Paladin, Paladin, Far, far from home.
He travels on to wherever he must;
A chess knight of silver is his badge of trust.
There are campfire legends that the plainsmen spin
Of the man with the gun,
of the man called Pa-l-l-l-l-a-din
Good for this man, I hope they kill every single one of these jihadis.
Can you remember the day of the week?
This kind of trivia is not entirely navel gazing, it reflects an age when we had about half the population and twice the civility. Have you noted the reflexive need in liberals to denigrate the era of Leave it To Beaver?
paybacks are a mother......!
It is possible that I saw it on cable!
Whilest in RVN I had a clerk type up post cards that just said:
HAVE GUN - WILL TRAVEL
San Francisco APO 96477
You mean to say that the greatest bounty hunter of all time, Dog, isn't up to the task?
we will get them one by one.
Sounds like a deserving non profit future organization. One that hunts down and kills murdering/kidnapping Islamonazi Jihadists and their leaders.
You GO, son!
That was just an awesome movie of redemption! Denzel was brilliant in that part, and Dakota Fanning was just eerie, she was so good.
Palladin was a Ronin
No, I think you were looking at the fascionable new photos of the time, Daguerreotypes.
Palladin was a Ronin
20th Century Hero in the 1870'sAs the series progressed, it became clear that Paladin came from a well-to-do family, served as a Union cavalry officer during the Civil War, then at some point thereafter left for Frisco to assume his double-life of civilized sophisticate/rough-and-tumble gunfighter. At the prestigious Hotel Carlton, he lived a life of leisure and luxury. He liked the arts, fine food, brandy, cigars, gambling, acquiring knowledge, and he absolutely loved women. He dressed in the most expensive clothes of the day, and always had an appropriate quote at the ready, whether it be Shelley or Montaigne for a beguiling lady, or perhaps Socrates or Shakespeare for those of his own gender. He was able to speak several languages, play piano and compose his own symphonies, ascertain a bourbon's distillery with merely a small sip, and play chess (vs. himself, no less) according to the military tactics of various historical figures.
In John Allyn's book, "The 47 Ronin Story", the leader of the 47 Ronin Oishi Kuranosuke is quoted as saying:
"Some people live all their lives without knowing which path is right. They're buffeted by this wind or that and never really know where they're going. That's largely the fate of the commoners--those who have no choice over their destiny. For those of us born as samurai, life is something else. We know the path of duty and we follow it without question."
I agree. One of the most powerful films I have ever seen with a very profound message on forgiveness, redemption and sacrificial death. I am always deeply moved by it.
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