Kidnap Britons *cough* found *cough* in Eritrea

#2
No we didnt. 'They' didnt go.
 
#5
The Beeb reporter said:
According to a community leader, information about the kidnapped group was passed on by nomadic herders in Eritrea.
A packet of boilies says at least one of the 'nomadic herders' carries a satphone and is known as 'dinger' by his fellow 'herders'.
 

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#7
They are safe in the hands of the rebls because they are about to get malletted by 'them' with no loss of hostage lives. Safe!
 
#8
cpunk said:
Filbert Fox said:
No we didnt. 'They' didnt go.
Are you saying the Daily Mirror makes things up? Well fuck me backwards...
Hereford dispatched bus load of nurses from Rinteln that arrived too late for a function to the area instead.

Seems to have worked.
 
#13
Interesting to see that the vehicle shown on TV appeared to have been 'shot up' from inside...all the 'bullet' holes in the right-hand front door were exit holes...

plunderer
 
#14
Apparently all the UK hostages are now back in the UK embassy in Eritrea havinf been handed over.

See here

Good news
 
#15
On Monday, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said the workers were people who had "not done anything to hurt anyone".

"I do not believe these people were targeted. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time," he said.

Like to think that the representatives of HMG would have rocked up to the 'Third Assistant, Cultural Attache' for a threat assessment and briefing
 
#16
Wonder how much HMG paid to get their First Secretary back? Bliar probably promised the leader of the separist rebels as much benefits as he wants, council house and a peerage if he releases the Brits.

Strange how Great Britain PLC leaves negotiations to a member of a virtual banana republic that has been at war with the rebels who are nationals of the country that Ethiopia has recently been at war with. don't you think?
 
#17
The Daily Mirror was on a high alert.

Ready to invent more SAS to go in and rescue them.
 
#18
mukhabarat2003 said:
Wonder how much HMG paid to get their First Secretary back? Bliar probably promised the leader of the separist rebels as much benefits as he wants, council house and a peerage if he releases the Brits.

Strange how Great Britain PLC leaves negotiations to a member of a virtual banana republic that has been at war with the rebels who are nationals of the country that Ethiopia has recently been at war with. don't you think?
you don't really believe that do you?
 
#19
A bit off topic, perhaps, but one can't help wondering what the hell these embassy-connected people were doing holidaying in that area in the first place. Not a healthy spot, in any sense; and embassy-connected people are at high risk as potential kidnap targets. I wonder if it will emerge that they went there against advice/instructions?

I also wonder what this whole escapade cost HMG - i.e. you and me?

"They" get quite enough good training without having to fly out in strength (some reports said 60 strong) to get ready to rescue innocents like this.

But it's good to learn that they're all apparently well, having seemingly been well treated; and only feeling a bit tired. It can't have been much fun.
 
#20
It wouldn't really be that much of a surprise if they went there against the advice they so carefully give out, or at least have access to.
 

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