Kidnapped US soldier shown in taliban video.....

#2
The BBC says first that he lagged behind while on patrol, then that he walked out of Camp with three Afghans and was captured.

Whatever the circumstances, I wish him the best. But the odds of him making it home alive are somewhere between slim and none. And slim is out of town...
 
#7
carlbcfc said:
Title is self explanitory but there seems to be confusion how he came to be caught.

BBC News

That does not sound like your typical Taliban voice at 1:25ish does it?

Im not a language expert, but that is not a native afghan speaking, but then, didnt we have a kill a while back who had a villa tatoo?

Who knows, it could be one of the wnackers who has travelled over from here.


Heres to a safe return, but christ on a bike, I dont even want to think how he feels, cant even imagine, poor sod.
 
#8
Absolutely, poor bugger. I'd love to hear that he somehow got out safe and sound, but I can't imagine that he will.
Re-home grown terrorism, watch monkey dust if you haven't already. The brummie turkey twizzler eating terrorists bitching that they are victimised by the western regime and that English girls don't fance them is classic.
 
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Werewolf said:
The BBC says first that he lagged behind while on patrol, then that he walked out of Camp with three Afghans and was captured.

Whatever the circumstances, I wish him the best. But the odds of him making it home alive are somewhere between slim and none. And slim is out of town...
I dunno, Werewolf, there's another thread on this already, here:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=2731853.html#2731853

Judging by the length of time he's been in captivity already, and bearing in mind that the Taleban mentioned something about using him as an exchange prisoner or something, I reckon his chances of making it back are about even. I certainly hope so anyway. For surely if they just wanted to top him and video it, they'd have done it already? The fact that the lad's still alive and looking quite good, given the circumstances, is something that gives me hope.

MsG
 
#11
carlbcfc said:
Title is self explanitory but there seems to be confusion how he came to be caught.

BBC News

That does not sound like your typical Taliban voice at 1:25ish does it?
No it sound's like English Accent , Lets hope they can find in their hearts to release this soldier .
 
#12
Bugsy said:
Werewolf said:
The BBC says first that he lagged behind while on patrol, then that he walked out of Camp with three Afghans and was captured.

Whatever the circumstances, I wish him the best. But the odds of him making it home alive are somewhere between slim and none. And slim is out of town...
I dunno, Werewolf, there's another thread on this already, here:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=2731853.html#2731853

Judging by the length of time he's been in captivity already, and bearing in mind that the Taleban mentioned something about using him as an exchange prisoner or something, I reckon his chances of making it back are about even. I certainly hope so anyway. For surely if they just wanted to top him and video it, they'd have done it already? The fact that the lad's still alive and looking quite good, given the circumstances, is something that gives me hope.

MsG
I hope you're right, but I'm afraid I don't think so. Remember Ken Bigley? They kept him alive for some time, I recall, to get as much headline space as possible before they murdered him.
 
#13
Bugsy said:
Werewolf said:
The BBC says first that he lagged behind while on patrol, then that he walked out of Camp with three Afghans and was captured.

Whatever the circumstances, I wish him the best. But the odds of him making it home alive are somewhere between slim and none. And slim is out of town...
I dunno, Werewolf, there's another thread on this already, here:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=2731853.html#2731853

Judging by the length of time he's been in captivity already, and bearing in mind that the Taleban mentioned something about using him as an exchange prisoner or something, I reckon his chances of making it back are about even. I certainly hope so anyway. For surely if they just wanted to top him and video it, they'd have done it already? The fact that the lad's still alive and looking quite good, given the circumstances, is something that gives me hope.

MsG
I agree...I think a prisoner swap is what they want...and he also doesn't sound completely desperate yet...indicating they are treating him fairly well.

Edited....Bigley was caged and made to wear a guantanumo suit....I some how think the soldier may be in better company than Mr Bigley but you never know with them Middle East wacko's!
 
#14
There's no way the US will do a prisoner exchange.

Only way I can see this ending well is with a rescue, which is pretty unlikely.
 
#15
He slipped out of the COP without weapon and body armor.By his appearance it would seem that he may have converted to islam. A few Russian POW's did so and werent executed.
 
#16
It would certainly gain them credit with the average person if he came to no harm and was released/swapped.

But then again would he be in safer hands with a local Taliban, or a foreign Taliban from Bradford?
 
#17
I hope to god he gets out of there alive. I cant even imagine what is going through his mind. Thats the one thing that scared the living sh1t out of me when on ops in Iraq & Afghan.
 
#18
I really wish for the best in this situation, but unfortunately I can't see much chance of it happening. Getting captured like this is probably one of the worst things that could ever happen to anyone.
 
#19
Bugsy and 007m88; I sincerely hope both of you are right and I am wrong. I always hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

As to the soldier converting to Islam - if it gives him a better chance of getting home alive, good luck to him. During the Mumbai Attack, a couple from Turkey were spared by the terrorists because they were Muslims.
 
#20
credit said:
carlbcfc said:
Title is self explanitory but there seems to be confusion how he came to be caught.

BBC News

That does not sound like your typical Taliban voice at 1:25ish does it?
No it sound's like English Accent , Lets hope they can find in their hearts to release this soldier .
I came to same conclusion... sounds like an English accent.

I don't think he's converted to Islam, rather has been forced to wear that garb and do the shaving bit. I don't think he sounds in the least bit happy, you can hear that he's been crying, most probably a weapon being pointed at him as well...

really hope that this ends well, thoughts are with him, his platoon and the family.

IC
 

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