When I saw the headline, it broke my heart. The attempt that took place in a local shopping mall last month was not just an attempted kidnapping, it was a real kidnapping. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that you can’t always control how people perceive you. I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to help you in your time of need, but know that you are in good hands right now.
I got a call from the mall’s security. They said they were told a guy was going to try to break into the mall, but they were told to go inside and ask the clerk to call the authorities because the suspect might be carrying a gun. Luckily, the mall was well-secured and the clerk agreed to cooperate. She told the police that the suspect was carrying a gun, but that she did not know if he was or not.
It’s not clear if this is the same man as the one who tried to kidnap our reporter, but we did learn that he’s a former military member from the military-police (M-P) department, and that he was a former member of a special forces unit.
The man who tried to kidnap our reporter has a history of violence and kidnapping, so we can’t rule out the possibility that this is the same man.
I guess if the suspect was armed with a gun, he couldn’t be taken captive without being killed. Thats certainly not our problem though, he was held for ransom and that was all the police needed to know. At least we know hes in custody.
As a veteran of the war-torn country, I have always said that if you keep your cool, never shoot. I guess you could say that if you get a chance, you should go over there and shoot yourself. It’s a little bit like how you want to shoot a man in the head.
There is one way to ensure the safety of your hostage. You would have to get there very, very quietly. This is a common strategy used by the Taliban, al-Qaida, and other terrorists when trying to gain control of a country. You sneak up on the victim with a silent barrage of bullets, but not before shooting him in the head. The point is to get the target’s attention and force him/her to surrender.
The kidnappers have tried several approaches to try and get the money. Some have tried to use the money to buy guns and explosives, but I doubt if even they are using their money for that purpose. In fact, I’m pretty sure they don’t have any guns or explosives to begin with. Instead, they have decided to use the money for something else. That something else is to finance a terrorist attack on a public place.
It is a good lesson in how the internet works. If you want to do it, you have to start somewhere. The thing is, its not really the destination that matters. The goal is to get some of these idiots to agree to do it.
Its not the end all be all for me. I just think it’s a really interesting idea. And I think its a good lesson in the importance of not taking life for granted.