Hijacked bus in Manila- How not to storm a bus

#1
#2
Its a bus, it has windows, surely they can see with a pair of Bino's if hostages are dead, and surely one of those highly trained marksman types with one of those rounds which shatters on impact could deliver swift judgement to him with minimal risk to anyone else?
 
#4
They tried five different entry points and they still havent got in. They really could not have fucked this up any more if they tried.
 
#7
Metro Manila police still have no real details on what has happened, try watching CNN not listening to the crap that Sky are producing. Situation is confused, and they are confirming that the kidnapper was shot in the head by one of the police at the scene.
 
#8
The chap in question lost his job as a Cop due to concerns that he was an insider selling drugs back to dope-dealers. Obviously the best way to get reselected for the force in Manila is to hold a variety of tourists hostage and claim that they've all been shot.

Funnier still, HIS BROTHER is still in the force and has only managed to get him to move his execution time back by half an hour, without securing the release of any hostages or their safety. Bravo, officer, bravo!
 
#10
I'm in no way an expert, and hate to be an armchair general but...What about a few 6ft ladders? or fiber optic cameras for a quick look, a hooligan tool, stun grenades, shaped charge on the door?

Most of that seems to be part of hostage rescue 101?
 
#11
Ever the master of understatement, the HK Chief Executive Donald Tsang said, "The way it was handled, particularly the outcome, I find disappointing". Which is his way of chucking his chair at them.

I think life's going to be a bit exciting for any Filipino working in Hong Kong for the next few days.
 
#12
Excellent use of assault ladders to reach the windows, oh no hang on, excellent distraction prior to assault, oh no hang on. This goes to show that failure to plan is planning to fail. A perfect assault may not have changed the outcome but we will never know now.
 
#15
I watched it earlier, took one guy 5 swings with a sledgehammer to put a window in. Seriously need to get a hostage rescue book out of the library and research.

Took them longer to put the ******* window in than it took "them" to secure the embassy.
 

the_boy_syrup

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the_boy_syrup

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#18
People got out of the bus alive in that training video, so it will do :p
Could you imagine the claims that would go in if it happened here?

The QM alone would have £50 million worth of kit stored in that bus
 
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I'm in no way an expert, and hate to be an armchair general but...What about a few 6ft ladders? or fiber optic cameras for a quick look, a hooligan tool, stun grenades, shaped charge on the door?

Most of that seems to be part of hostage rescue 101?
Just watch and learn on here then, there will be so many know-it-alls, who of course can't tell us much because they would have to shred us. But then, when they were on the balcony........................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
 

Mr Happy

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#20
I told Mrs Happy yesterday morning when this kicked off that the one thing you did not want was a third world SWAT or SF unit coming to rescue you. That you had a better chance of disarming the bad guy yourself or better still running away first chance you've got.

I'm expecting half the dead+ to come from the good guys weapons. Any of us probably could have scripted that assault to have gone better. I sat watching this unfold last night practically livid with frustration at the appalling rescue.. Egyptian special forces team 777 rescues anyone?
 

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