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  • Former Swedish hostage claims bounty hunters took care of two kidnappers.

    06/30/2005 2:31:14 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 54 replies · 2,370+ views
    Spectator ^ | 06/29/05 | Spectator
    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...
  • Two down (Kidnapped Swede getting revenge on kidnappers)

    06/30/2005 2:30:41 AM PDT · by dob · 46 replies · 1,860+ views
    Stockholm Spectator ^ | 29/06/2005 | Billy McCormac
    Hearty Hjertsröm “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 Hjerström, 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 kidnappers, the Swede says he “hasn’t inquired” but has his “suspicions.”
  • WSJ: The New Stockholm Syndrome - "It's the infidel West against the Muslim world."

    06/29/2005 5:10:13 AM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 1,261+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2005 | Editorial (full text)
    If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, what do you call a Swede who's been kidnapped? Somebody you wouldn't want to cross, that's for sure. Ulf Hjertstrom has redefined the term Stockholm Syndrome, the bizarre attachment some hostages develop for their captors, first observed during a bank robbery in the Swedish capital more than 30 years ago. No such bonds were forged between Mr. Hjertstrom, a Swedish oil engineer, and the Shura Council of the Mujahedeen of Iraq, which held him captive for 67 days. "I have now put some people to work to find these bastards," Mr....
  • Ex-hostage hires bounty hunters

    06/26/2005 10:06:21 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 560+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 06/26/05 | Herald Sun
    Ex-hostage hires bounty hunters 26jun05 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...
  • Swedish Ex-Hostage Hires Bounty Hunters to Kill His Iraqi Captors

    06/26/2005 3:25:19 PM PDT · by aculeus · 75 replies · 4,972+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 27, 2005 | By David Marr and AAP
    A hostage held alongside Mr Wood [recently released Aussie ex-hostage] has hired bounty hunters to track down his former captors, promising to eliminate them one by one. Ulf Hjertstrom, a Swede who was held for several weeks with Mr Wood, was freed by his kidnappers on May 30. He has since said he shared information with US and Iraqi troops that led to the Australian's release. Now, he wants to find those responsible. "I have now put some people to work to find these bastards," he said yesterday. "I invested about $50,000 so far and we will get them one...
  • Ex-hostage hires bounty hunters

    06/26/2005 3:40:14 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 32 replies · 1,492+ views
    Herald Sun Australia ^ | 26 June 2005
    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...
  • Ex-hostage hires bounty hunters

    06/26/2005 4:48:20 AM PDT · by Dundee · 32 replies · 1,194+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 26, 2005
    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...