Tuesday, June 28, 2005


Here is the Viking style of dealing with kidnappers. [Via Free Republic.]

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. (HeraldSun.news.com.au, 06/26/05.)

Read Tim Blair's post, Expectations Exceeded, and Paul Hsieh's post, No Stockholm Syndrome For This Swede. [Editor's comment: The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has placed Ulf Hjertström at a hotel in the south of Sweden, so maybe he hasn't heard about the Stockholm syndrome yet... ]

Ulf Hjertström said the following to a Swedish tabloid:

I don't want the police to catch them. You don't shape justice in Iraq that way. They should be shot, they shouldn't be allowed to get away alive. (Kvällsposten / Expressen.se, 06/26/05.)

Related: My post, HOLY SHI(I)T(E).