Skip to comments.Swedish Ex-Hostage Hires Bounty Hunters to Kill His Iraqi Captors
Posted on 06/26/2005 3:25:19 PM PDT by aculeus
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"Bring on Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner!"
But what if the CIA wants Roland dead? Look out for that Son of a B Van Owen!
I think I'll stick to saying L'Chaim.
But, happy hunting anyway...
Is DICK his name, or is that what he is?
Published: 22nd June 2005 09:38 CET
Sweden reveals secret Iraq hostage
A Swedish man was kidnapped and held hostage in Iraq for more than two months before being released three weeks ago, Sweden's foreign ministry said Tuesday in the first public news of the abduction.
The man, named in the Swedish media as 63-year-old Ulf Hjertström, told a newspaper that he had been kidnapped in Baghdad on March 25 and had been held for ransom under dreadful conditions for 67 days before his May 30 release.
During his ordeal he was forced to watch other prisoners being killed and was subjected to mock executions himself, he said.
The foreign ministry confirmed a Swede had been kidnapped and released in Iraq, but refused to provide any further details.
In contrast to a long line of other high-profile kidnapping cases in the violence-plagued country, with constant media attention and widely publicized ransom demands, no news of the kidnapping or any ransom demand had leaked out in the media here before Tuesday's news that Hjertström had been released.
According to the Swedish daily Aftonbladet, it was weeks before his family and colleagues were even aware that Hjertström, who has lived in Iraq for the past 14 years, had disappeared.
"My employees that I had gone away for a while," he told the paper.
Once the foreign ministry realized the situation it informed his brother, who was sworn to secrecy.
The brother, whose name was not disclosed in the Aftonbladet article, said the kidnappers had requested 250,000 kronor in ransom, but he insisted he had never paid any money.
In an interview with the Swedish news agency TT, Hjertström described his ordeal in captivity.
"They talked about how I was an enemy of the country and other bullshit like that, but I knew right away what this was about. Money and nothing else," he said.
He said his captors had killed a number of other prisoners before his eyes and that they on several occasions subjected him to mock executions.
"They tied my hands to hooks on the wall and then they took off my blindfold so I could see. Then they took out a gun and screwed on a silencer and then they shot. The bullet passed just a few millimeters (a tenth of an inch) from my ear," Hjertström said.
The Swede said he had been held in a cell with an Australian hostage who was not doing well.
"I had to try to cheer him up, since I realized that that was the only way he would survive," he said.
There was no indication whether the Australian hostage was Douglas Wood, a 63-year-old engineering contractor freed last week after 47 days in captivity in Iraq.
Let's put the Liberals on the list!
Go Jihad on HIM willya?
And he's contributing to the economy by hiring individuals who ' take out trash' for a living!
Didn't we used to have agents who did that kinda thing?
Mossad lessons, anyone???
Hire mobsters to rub out the kidnappers.
Ahh! You beat me to it!
Actually it's in the finest tradition of the American West. Wyatt Earp had alibi's for where he was at when one (or more) of Morgan's suspected killers turned up dead.
If I'm correct, the Israel took revenge on a former Nazi general in... Argentina, I think.
Mossad kidnapped the bastard out of his own apartment and home country, shoved him into an Israeli court, tried him, and hanged him.
Roland was a warrior from the Land of the Midnight Sun
With a Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done
The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day
So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody fray
Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war
Fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore
For days and nights they battled the Bantu to their knees
They killed to earn their living and to help out the Congolese
Roland the Thompson gunner...
His comrades fought beside him - Van Owen and the rest
But of all the Thompson gunners Roland was the best
So the CIA decided they wanted Roland dead
That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen blew off Roland's head
Roland the headless Thompson gunner (Time, time, time
For another peaceful war
Norway's bravest son But time stands still for Roland
'Til he evens up the score)
They can still see his headless body stalking through the night
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun
Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in
He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
Roland aimed his Thompson gun - he didn't say a word
But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg
Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
The eternal Thompson gunner, still wandering through the night
Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun
And bought it
He has hired George Lucas as an independent consultant.
I vote for beheading. And televise it.
Can't do that. It would be the only time the terrorists' heads get used in the right way.
IIRC every last one of the terrorists who murdered the Israeli Olympic athletes back in the 1970s was tracked down and killed by the Massad. That's what I call Old Testament style eye-for-an-eye justice.
I never tip off my victims with bluster. Revenge is best when it's cold, when you can think clearly...
...and when its a surprise.
Yes I know I firs heard of the origin's of the "Skal" toast from my Danish girlfriend and her family many years ago
(a six foot tall blond super brickhouse Danish girlfriend... damm she was gorgeous;>
The Islamofascist girlie-men ain't gonna come and get him.
Bullies only feel safe in the company of other bullies.
I heard that their livers are good with fava beans and a nice chianti or amalone.
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