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Ex-hostage hires bounty hunters
The Australian ^ | June 26, 2005

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."


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bounty; hjertstrom; hostages; iraq
we will get them one by one.

Good old fashioned get square. That's how these terrorist scum should be dealt with.

1 posted on 06/26/2005 4:48:21 AM PDT by Dundee
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To: Dundee

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."


2 posted on 06/26/2005 4:53:13 AM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: Dundee

Love it and God Bless those that help themselves!


3 posted on 06/26/2005 4:53:54 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Dundee

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.


4 posted on 06/26/2005 4:57:37 AM PDT by Recon Dad
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To: Dundee
Wow. This guy is totally destroying my long held belief that all Swedes are pussy Marxists.

In reality I know they are not. I have read a few times over the past few years that they have one of the largest contingent of free marketers in any European country. The problem is is that they only garner about 35% of the vote.
5 posted on 06/26/2005 4:59:29 AM PDT by saneright
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To: Dundee
I can't blame Mr. Hjerstrom one bit for wanting justice against the animals they took him hostage and treated him so evilly. I doubt very much the terrorists that were found in the house with him will ever be executed for the murders of the 8 - 9 fellow hostages that he says he witnessed. I hope if he is going to this he is using Iraqi bounty hunters. I don't believe foreigners, especially Caucasians, are going to go into an Iraqi neighborhood and track down squat. They could become hostages themselves. A lot of these hostage takers are local gangsters and tribal leaders and some of police and military belong to these tribes.
6 posted on 06/26/2005 5:01:08 AM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: Dundee
This Swede shares the frontier mentality still evident in Red state America.

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.


7 posted on 06/26/2005 5:03:33 AM PDT by nathanbedford
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To: Dundee

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?


8 posted on 06/26/2005 5:03:59 AM PDT by Bubba (Shoot low! The may be riding Shetlands.)
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To: Dundee

No sign of STOCKHOLM SYNDROME here!


9 posted on 06/26/2005 5:04:32 AM PDT by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: Dundee

I didn't know there were any real men left in Sweden.


10 posted on 06/26/2005 5:04:58 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Dundee

Outstanding!!!!! Send to the fire below.


11 posted on 06/26/2005 5:12:54 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: Dundee

IS he paying by the head?


12 posted on 06/26/2005 5:26:03 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Don't Tread on Me; Live Free or Die)
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To: Dundee

The old Ross Perot (the 1970s Iraninan hostage rescue Ross Perot) would have invested in this idea.


13 posted on 06/26/2005 5:28:46 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: Dundee
"What about due process!? Help me - I just wet my law school panties!"
14 posted on 06/26/2005 5:29:39 AM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: nathanbedford

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


15 posted on 06/26/2005 5:45:44 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (Sane, and have the papers to prove it!)
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To: Dundee

Good for this man, I hope they kill every single one of these jihadis.


16 posted on 06/26/2005 5:48:11 AM PDT by jocon307 (Can we close the border NOW?)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
Well now, you have just dated yourself. When did this series come out, late fifties? Black and white, considered more "adult" than other offerings in the golden age of TV westerns.

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?


17 posted on 06/26/2005 5:54:18 AM PDT by nathanbedford
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To: Dundee

paybacks are a mother......!


18 posted on 06/26/2005 6:02:23 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: Dundee
Don't let Ted Kennedy hear about this. Someone voluntarily heading into a "quagmire"? Don't they know that it is hopeless and all is lost?
19 posted on 06/26/2005 6:07:53 AM PDT by BallyBill ("Yes Senator, as a matter of fact I AM questioning your Patriotism!!")
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To: nathanbedford

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
Write Grunt
San Francisco APO 96477


20 posted on 06/26/2005 7:09:40 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (Sane, and have the papers to prove it!)
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To: Americanexpat
I don't believe foreigners, especially Caucasians, are going to go into an Iraqi neighborhood and track down squat. They could become hostages themselves.

You mean to say that the greatest bounty hunter of all time, Dog, isn't up to the task?

21 posted on 06/26/2005 7:15:18 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: Calpernia; nw_arizona_granny

ping


22 posted on 06/26/2005 7:18:55 AM PDT by Velveeta (www.takebackthememorial.org)
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To: Dundee

Excellent news.


23 posted on 06/26/2005 7:39:08 AM PDT by blam
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To: Dundee

we will get them one by one.



Wrong. This strategy takes too long. Plus, they would be easily replaced. Get them one thousand by one thousand.


24 posted on 06/26/2005 7:43:17 AM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: Dundee

Sounds like a deserving non profit future organization. One that hunts down and kills murdering/kidnapping Islamonazi Jihadists and their leaders.


25 posted on 06/26/2005 7:44:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: Dundee
"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."

You GO, son!

26 posted on 06/26/2005 7:59:21 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Juan Medén
Just saw Man a Fire again last night.

That was just an awesome movie of redemption! Denzel was brilliant in that part, and Dakota Fanning was just eerie, she was so good.

27 posted on 06/26/2005 8:00:22 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: DUMBGRUNT
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.

Palladin was a Ronin

28 posted on 06/26/2005 8:02:51 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: DUMBGRUNT
It is possible that I saw it on cable!

No, I think you were looking at the fascionable new photos of the time, Daguerreotypes.


29 posted on 06/26/2005 8:11:00 AM PDT by nathanbedford
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To: SuziQ

Palladin was a Ronin
Nice connection!

http://www.hgwt.com/hgwt3old.htm
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.

http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?method=4&dsid=2040&dekey=bushido&gwp=11&curtab=2040_1
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."


30 posted on 06/26/2005 9:47:14 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (Sane, and have the papers to prove it!)
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To: SuziQ

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.


31 posted on 06/26/2005 2:43:25 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: All
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.

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

32 posted on 06/26/2005 3:20:35 PM PDT by naturalman1975 (Sure, give peace a chance - but si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Dundee

33 posted on 06/26/2005 3:34:44 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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