A British man kidnapped in Iraq and held for five days by armed men who threatened to behead him was rescued last week by American special forces and astonished to discover that no one had noticed he was missing.

Phil Sands, 28, a freelance journalist, was held by gunmen who ambushed his car in Baghdad. He said the worst aspect of his ordeal was imagining the anguish of his family. But his parents were holidaying in Morocco and knew nothing of his sufferings until he called them after he was released during a chance raid by US forces on a farm outside Baghdad.

The US army, on a routine mission, came to the rescue. He recalled: 'I was in bed and heard helicopters, which I assumed would move on. But then there were footsteps and a banging at the door. It burst open and two young American soldiers came in with flashlights. They woke up my guard and shone a torch in my face. One of them said, "What the fuck?" I said: "I'm a Brit, dammit."

From the Observer (via JihadWatch)

Que The Great Escape tune...

6 Responses to “I mean what's the point in getting kidnapped if nobody's going to bloody notice? I mean what's the bloody point?”

  1. # Blogger Tu s. Tin

    I guess this a risk all stupid kidnappers take...

    for some reason I now have an urge to visit the fun park and ride the merry-go-round.  

  2. # Blogger jonz

    That's because you're completely mental and I'm drunk.  

  3. # Blogger Tu s. Tin

    you've been drinking and I've thinking ?.......thats a song too.
    there really is a song for everything.

    I am completly mental by the way.
    maybe admitting it IS the first step.  

  4. # Anonymous jamal

    Im sure some of these journalists fake their kidnapping so they get a bit more coverage for their stories.  

  5. # Blogger jonz

    You think? I don't know how you can be so sceptical  

  6. # Blogger Cassandra

    I guess everyone that this reporter knew was drunk.  

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