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    Colombian Hostages !

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6664373.stm

    They're back in the news again.

    Whatever happened to that thread?

    #2
    Quiet - escape is the main duty of a prisoner, unless you are shaunbhoy.

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      #3
      Originally posted by PRC1964
      Whatever happened to that thread?
      It just fizzled out when we moved boards. It comprised AtW making a complete @rse of himself by suggesting that fleeing into hostile jungle like a headless chicken and having to be rescued by natives was the way to go rather than just sitting it out and waiting to be released unharmed. Luckily all of the hostages bar one agreed with me, and were all freed unharmed. Proof, though a bit unneccesary, that AtW never thinks too far ahead or appraises situations too objectively.
      Mind you, why would he? He is ill-equipped to be able to count his gooleys and get the same number twice. God forbid anyone ever kidnaps him.
      “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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        #4
        Better death in the Jungle like a freeman than being beheaded like a chicken - if all hostage scenarios were successful (for the hostages) then no one would take them in the first place: escape is a duty of every unjustly imprisoned person.

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          #5
          Originally posted by AtW
          Better death in the Jungle like a freeman than being beheaded like a chicken - if all hostage scenarios were successful (for the hostages) then no one would take them in the first place: escape is a duty of every unjustly imprisoned person.
          There's a reason why Shaun was a rear-echelon potato-peeler. They couldn't trust him for front line duty.
          Hard Brexit now!
          #prayfornodeal

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            #6
            I would not trust him to prepare food for animals, yet alone humans.

            The original thread was finally closed by the moderator after it reached over 1000 posts

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              #7
              Originally posted by AtW
              Better death in the Jungle like a freeman than being beheaded like a chicken - if all hostage scenarios were successful (for the hostages) then no one would take them in the first place: escape is a duty of every unjustly imprisoned person.
              Hostages in Colombia are routinely exchanged unharmed for cash. That is exactly what happened in this case too. You'd know that if you kept abreast of international affairs and did not keep yourself locked away in your bedsit bashing the bishop all hours of the day and night.
              “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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                #8
                Originally posted by sasguru
                There's a reason why Shaun was a rear-echelon potato-peeler. They couldn't trust him for front line duty.
                My skills were far too critical to the Army to be wasted on front-line grunt activities sg. Not that a flat-footed feather-waving woofter like you would be able to discern any difference having never been any closer to serving your country than the average traffic cone.
                “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by shaunbhoy
                  My skills were far too critical to the Army to be wasted on front-line grunt activities
                  That's what they told you anyway, when they signed you up as support staff on £5K a year.
                  Hard Brexit now!
                  #prayfornodeal

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                    #10
                    Yes, they exchange hostages for money, or so shaun claims:

                    "Colombia Hostage Was With 3 Americans

                    Police Officer Jhon Pinchao Blanco shows a chain during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Bogota, Wednesday, May 16, 2007. Blanco escaped from Colombian rebels after more than eight years of captivity and was found deep inside the Amazon jungle. The officer was among about 60 politicians, soldiers and police including three American defense contractors held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.(AP Photo/Willian Fernando Martinez)"

                    More here: http://www.columbian.com/news/world/...ews141020.cfm/

                    So 8 years there, probably fearing every day of being beheaded - or successful escape. shaunbhoy would prefer to stay put hoping kind abductors will let him go, or that someone will pay cash for him.

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