Really sad and frustrating to see the security forces taking such inappropriate actions, causing so much loss of life.
Last edited by ninelives; 24th August 2010 at 03:37 PM.
It seems there was a decision made to just give in what he wanted, but the message came too late????
And this is what a Tourism secretary had to say:
Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim said the hostage crisis would likely damage the country's tourism industry. "We will have cancellations," he told The AP early Tuesday in a Manila hospital, where some of the former hostages were confined. "I'm hoping it will be forgotten soon enough."
seems like its regular police who did the storming while the SWAT team
as standing by ...?
Another thing is the gunman was accused of extorting the Police chief ...?
The story is beginning to sound very incredible..
Just like the movie "The Negotiator" , they make up an accusation against
a good cop to cover their own corruption.
He not only lost his reputation but his pension, which is like your CPF money. The accusers also didn't have evidences to prove that he is a corrupted cop.
I believe everyone here would end up doing the same thing if you are in his position. He is a very desperate guy, who just want his money and dignity back.
Glass windows in real life are tougher unless there are some manufacturing defects.
I believe some of you guys have heard of reporters in Vietnam war, who are save by their glass lenses. When bullet hit the glass, the direction will change if it manage to penetrate the glass.
If the commandos shoot the windows, more hostage will die by stray bullets.
They should learn from the Chinese. Recently, a chinese police woman pretend to be a passer by and want to pass a bottle of water to the hostage taker in China. Then she draw out her hidden handgun as the hostage taker is taking a drink and shot him several times at close range before he could react.
Last edited by snowspeeder; 24th August 2010 at 07:29 PM.
Chinese Police Woman
maybe phil police can loan her from PRC, get her to train their people.
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
A heavy burden has dawned on the philippines police force, now not only they have to deal with their internal issues (eg. corruption), they also have to answer to the world about their incompetence. The name has been damaged. Tourism and businesses will be affected. Heads will roll, something has to be done.
Phillipines police really look at the sas iranian embassy siege and gign air france hijacking. The brits stormed an embassy while the french stormed a plane. So how hard is it to storm a bus and take out one single hostage taker?
D7000. AF-S 18-105
Utterly unnecessary deaths through sheer stupidity and incompetence!!
Anyone remembers SQ117 back in 1991? We killed 4 hijackers in 30 sec with NONE of the passengers and crew dead. And that was a freaking plane. The Philippines SWAT Team couldn't even get on a bus?!?
Philippines SWAT TEAM = Sorry We Aint Trained TEAM
Cannot imagine if there were to be a Plane hijack situation with multiple terrorists and explosives