posted on Sep, 29 2010 @ 10:25 AM
reply to post by Soshh
I recently watched a documentary about the hostage rescue which interviewed British soldiers and interviewed the leader of The West Side Boys, who
stated that the soldiers who captured him hiding under a bed wanted to execute him, but that he was saved by a commanding officer.
If true, this would match with a report concerning Operation Nimrod, the Iranian Embassy Seige, when the surviving hostage-taker was reportedly and
according to witnesses taken to be a hostage and was laid down in the embassy grounds alongside the other hostages, before a number of hostages
recognised him as a hostage-taker.
At this point, it is alleged that SAS men then attempted to drag the surviving hostage-taker to be killed inside the embassy building, but that with
journalists beginning to arrive, the hostage-taker was spared and is now to this day, serving a prison sentence being the only surviving
Both the report from the Sierra Leone and the Iranian Embassy Seige puts the message across strongly that the SAS, if called in, will not take any
The account of the Sierra Leone rescue being made public may be a warning put out to hostage-takers holding, or thinking of holding British citizens
that they will be at risk of being pitted against the SAS, and it will not end nicely.
In particular, there are two British citizens currently held in Somalia, reportedly in seperate locations to make a rescue attempt harder. Perhaps the
public release of accounts of the Sierra Leone rescue may be a warning to the hostage-takers.