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Former Swedish hostage claims bounty hunters took care of two kidnappers.
Spectator ^ | 06/29/05 | Spectator

Posted on 06/30/2005 2:31:14 PM PDT by Pikamax

Two down… Filed under: Sweden Iraq- Billy (Stockholm, Sweden)@ 8:24 pm

Yesterday we noted that Ulf Hjertström, the sexagenarian Swede who survived a 67-day kidnapping ordeal in Baghdad, reportedly was paying professional bounty hunters a handsome fee to track down his erstwhile captors. Expressen, a Swedish tabloid, picked up the story and got in touch with Hjertström to get the lowdown.

Hjertström, an oil broker whose career took him to Iraq 25 years ago, makes no bones about the decision to exact revenge on his abductors. “I’ve lived [in Iraq] for a long time. This is how things are done there. It’s nothing new to me,” he says.

Hearty Hjertström “doesn’t want to go into detail” about the bounty hunters, but assures Expressen that they are “the best money can buy.”

“They’re not twiddling their thumbs,” declares Hjertström, revealing that he has “received confirmation that two of [the kidnappers] have already been taken care of.” When asked to elaborate on the fate of the purportedly captured men, the Swede says he “hasn’t inquired” but has his “suspicions.”

Many in Sweden have expressed shock and dismay at Hjertström’s eye-for-an-eye approach. But the plucky pensioner claims that revenge is not his primary motive. “I just want the people of Baghdad to feel safe on the streets.”

Giuliana Sgrena could not be reached for comment.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bounty; hjertstrom; hostages; iraq; payback; paybackisabitch; sweden; sweetrevenge; turass
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http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=307822

1 posted on 06/30/2005 2:31:15 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

WWWWOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


2 posted on 06/30/2005 2:32:55 PM PDT by Dog (As Iraqi 's stand up, America will stand down.-- - - - President Bush)
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To: Pikamax

Great!

I posted the original article about this guy. It attracted a lot of responses and probably the attention of Rush and others.

FR led the way on this one.


3 posted on 06/30/2005 2:33:57 PM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: Pikamax

That's one A-Spicy Meatball!


4 posted on 06/30/2005 2:34:05 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Pikamax

"Many in Sweden have expressed shock and dismay at Hjertström’s eye-for-an-eye approach."

What is the DEAL with this country? Could they possibly be any bigger pansies? Could these possibly be the descendants of the Vikings?


5 posted on 06/30/2005 2:34:19 PM PDT by Altair333 (Stop illegal immigration: George Allen in 2008)
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To: Dog

Terminate with extreme prejudice. That is all.


6 posted on 06/30/2005 2:34:51 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right, but never in doubt.)
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To: Pikamax; Ernest_at_the_Beach; PhilDragoo; Travis McGee; Squantos; Dog; Dog Gone; Calpernia; ...

“They’re not twiddling their thumbs,” declares Hjertström, revealing that he has “received confirmation that two of [the kidnappers] have already been taken care of.” When asked to elaborate on the fate of the purportedly captured men, the Swede says he “hasn’t inquired” but has his “suspicions.”

We are just deluged with good news.

Of course Tricky Dicky Durbin, Boxer, Pelosi Galore, Dean and Kennedy will be outraged.


7 posted on 06/30/2005 2:35:46 PM 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: Altair333

I think they were the people subjugated by the Vikings...


8 posted on 06/30/2005 2:36:16 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: Pikamax
Here's the link. to the original article.

This guy did it right. Hire Iraqis. It would be much harder for an American or Euro hit man ... assuming you could find one.

9 posted on 06/30/2005 2:38:03 PM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: Altair333

Contracting murder, even a foreign a country, is a crime.

Personally, I'd list it under "vermin extermination," a Euroweenie couldn't let it go at that...


10 posted on 06/30/2005 2:38:39 PM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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To: Dog
<<>> Revenge is fine with me!!!
11 posted on 06/30/2005 2:38:46 PM PDT by Jazzman1
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To: Altair333

The Swedes haven't been in a war for nearly 200 years, one would suspect that might be formative in the national consciousness when it comes to the idea of defense.


12 posted on 06/30/2005 2:39:21 PM PDT by hunter112 (Total victory at home and in the Middle East!)
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To: Altair333

It wont be too long before the white EUROPEAN will be sick to death of the deluge of middle eastern vermin. THEN, watch the fireworks. It's coming!!!


13 posted on 06/30/2005 2:40:46 PM PDT by Jazzman1
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To: Pikamax

This guy deserves to be put on a postage stamp. Nice to know there remains at least some red blood in the Swedes.


14 posted on 06/30/2005 2:43:12 PM PDT by reelfoot
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To: Dog

When their done with that job they can collect the 25 big ones on some other heads we know about.


15 posted on 06/30/2005 2:45:24 PM PDT by txroadhawg (Don't believe any statistics unless you made them up yourself)
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To: Little Ray
Contracting murder, even a foreign a country, is a crime.

I believe the expression is, "Shot while being apprehended."

16 posted on 06/30/2005 2:47:04 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Pikamax

Sweeeeeeeeeet


17 posted on 06/30/2005 2:48:13 PM PDT by Wheee The People (I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10(KJV))
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To: Little Ray
Contracting murder, even a foreign a country, is a crime.

Perhaps, but I think this is a "wobbler"; for instance, if a civilian kills an enemy combatant in a war zone is that murder?

18 posted on 06/30/2005 2:51:11 PM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: aculeus

We need to make him an American citizen.


19 posted on 06/30/2005 2:57:51 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Pikamax
I think that this is great, don't let the punk/terrorists get away with this stuff.
My only question is how can the former hostage know all of the kidnappers. The bounty hunters would be incentivised to bring home bodies and there is no shortage of bad guys to hunt.. Will they be the ones that kidnapped him?
20 posted on 06/30/2005 2:59:21 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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