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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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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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To: Altair333

The Vikings emmigrated to America.


21 posted on 06/30/2005 3:23:56 PM PDT by John Will
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To: Pikamax
Giuliana Sgrena could not be reached for comment.

What a surprise. Good for Hjertström.
22 posted on 06/30/2005 3:24:23 PM PDT by SoIA-79 ("The plans differ; the planners are all alike." – Bastiat)
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To: hunter112
The Swedes haven't been in a war for nearly 200 years

Neither have the Swiss but I wouldn't want to screw with them. I think it might have more to do with Socialist nitwittery and bending over for the Nazi's.
23 posted on 06/30/2005 3:24:37 PM PDT by SoIA-79 ("The plans differ; the planners are all alike." – Bastiat)
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To: Altair333
Could these possibly be the descendants of the Vikings?

Maybe. Once upon a time. Bet most of the Vikings headed for the New World & Scotland, though.

24 posted on 06/30/2005 3:27:16 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Pikamax

Tell the Democrats we found our replacement for Rumsfeld.


25 posted on 06/30/2005 3:35:40 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Pikamax

Ya gotta love this guy!


26 posted on 06/30/2005 3:36:50 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: Pikamax
WoW.. A swede with a couple of big old hard ones..
They probably hang and are quite hairy too..

Just when you thought all Swedes were wimmens.. or sissys..

27 posted on 06/30/2005 3:43:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed me to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Pikamax
Giuliana Sgrena could not be reached for comment.

LOL! What a great closing line!!
28 posted on 06/30/2005 3:53:43 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Pikamax

"Revenge,is a dish, best served cold!"
Khan talking about Kirk

Wonder if one of the Iraqi sweeper's was named Khan?


29 posted on 06/30/2005 4:15:21 PM PDT by Bibman (Don't tread on me!)
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To: Dog

here is a guy who understands that you cant treat people like Swedes when they dont act like Swedes


30 posted on 06/30/2005 4:17:41 PM PDT by atlanta67
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To: 45Auto
"...if a civilian kills an enemy combatant in a war zone is that murder?"

Technically he becomes an unlawful combatant....

31 posted on 06/30/2005 4:27:37 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: Altair333
Could these possibly be the descendants of the Vikings?

They haven't been of that ilk for many years. The whole country acquiesced to the Nazis in WWII.

32 posted on 06/30/2005 4:28:52 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: thoughtomator

They are those who were left when the Vikings left.


33 posted on 06/30/2005 4:31:46 PM PDT by RightWhale (withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty)
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To: Pikamax

Next stop Aruba...


34 posted on 06/30/2005 4:32:14 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Altair333
Could they possibly be any bigger pansies?

I assure you they are not pansies.

The people you read about are the homos in Copenhagen.

The ones who work for a living and who pull the wagon (they live southeast of Gothenburg) are the greatest people you ever want to meet. Most have served in the military, they work tirelessly, and have cheerful dispositions.

They also LOVE Americans, and are honest in their business dealings.

My source for this statement is the 10 years experience I have had dealing with them with significant sums of money.

35 posted on 06/30/2005 5:33:36 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6

I haven't been to Sweden, but I do suspect that its people have gotten a bad rap. I think there are a lot of honorable, courageous, rational Swedes, just as there are honorable, courageous, rational people in France, New England, even San Francisco. It's just that they seem to be a permanent minority in politics, which leads the government to act in a cowardly manner -- and to redefine society in such a way that cowardice is gradually imposed on an otherwise-good population.

The gradual destruction of Sweden (the Netherlands may be an equally good example) is an excellent topic for conservative scholars and commentators. It deserves far more attention, and the American people, more than a few of whom have Swedish ancestry, need to know more about it.


36 posted on 06/30/2005 5:42:09 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: everyone

Sweden's neutrality in WW II is distressing and cannot be wished away. However, no other nation was subjected to the same test -- except Switzerland, which remained equally neutral yet has escaped trashing for it until recently.
What about neutral Ireland, which was much farther away
from the Reich?

Would Holland have remained neutral if it hadn't been attacked? Belgium? Denmark? Norway? Poland? Austria? Hungary? The United States?


37 posted on 06/30/2005 5:52:16 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: expatpat

"The whole country acquiesced to the Nazis in WWII."

Well, they did send Raoul Wallenberg as ambassador to Hungary to save tens of thousands of Jews. He was one of the most courageous and decent men who ever lived. Ended up dying in a Soviet prison for his trouble- sad world.


38 posted on 06/30/2005 6:37:01 PM PDT by Altair333 (Stop illegal immigration: George Allen in 2008)
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To: Pikamax

Good on him! Swedish jihad rules!


39 posted on 06/30/2005 6:38:24 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: California Patriot

If it had been pure neutrality, like Switzerland, it would have been fine. However, it was not -- the Swedes let the Nazis have everything they wanted.


40 posted on 06/30/2005 7:43:59 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: expatpat

I guess that's more or less true. But again, no country was similarly tested. What resources did Switzerland have that the Nazis could use? And would the countries that the Nazis overran have fought him if he hadn't fought them?


41 posted on 06/30/2005 8:52:10 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: California Patriot

Perhaps, but the Brits didn't cave, the Norwegian people didn't cave (Hitler had to invade, and install Quisling).


42 posted on 07/01/2005 6:21:39 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: Altair333

Sweden is all about hedonism.
Drugs, Government welfare, Sex (anyone, anywhere).

How does the concept of self reliance and self defense fit into a culture like that?


43 posted on 07/01/2005 6:27:30 AM PDT by G Larry (Honor the fallen and the heroes of 9/11 at the Memorial Site.)
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To: Grampa Dave
OTricky Dicky Durbin, Boxer, Pelosi Galore, Dean and Kennedy

I think these congress critters need to go and visit Baghdad maybe they'll be abducted for 67 days ... then maybe they can hire some bounty hunters to extract revenge. You think?

44 posted on 07/01/2005 4:41:23 PM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: expatpat

Beside the point. Britain -- under Churchill -- would not have remained neutral in any case. But Norway, if not attacked? How do we know? And no country can fairly be blamed for not having a Churchill.


45 posted on 07/01/2005 5:13:50 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: Altair333
All the REAL Vikings were killed off in their adventures while pillaging and plundering.

It's the metrovikings that stayed home and helped the women with their hair and interior decorating.

Draw your own conclusions from that Bjorn.
46 posted on 07/01/2005 5:31:37 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Children's classic songs updated for Islam "If you're happy and you know it, Go Kaboom!")
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To: Altair333
Strike that "All" and replace with "The vast majority of"

There had to be a few red blooded axe wielders or there would have been no little viks running around afterwords.
47 posted on 07/01/2005 5:34:33 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Children's classic songs updated for Islam "If you're happy and you know it, Go Kaboom!")
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To: Jazzman1

White Europeans are p-ssies. Sorry, but its true.


48 posted on 07/01/2005 5:35:11 PM PDT by Clemenza (Frylock is my Homeboy)
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To: Dog

My Hero!


49 posted on 07/01/2005 5:36:42 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: expatpat

that is not completely true


50 posted on 07/01/2005 5:37:55 PM PDT by wardaddy
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