It’s been almost a month since the Lebanese security forces announced that they located the seven kidnapped Estonian tourists and that their release should be very soon [Link]. My first reaction to this news was that how come the police is spreading all over the news that they found the kidnappers?
I mean unless they have them cornered with no way to run, the kidnappers could have easily heard the news and fled the scene to a neighbouring and very welcoming country. If that’s the case, then our security officials are almost indirectly responsible now for anything that happens to them.
A video was broadcasted few days ago showing the Estonians begging for help [Naharnet]. May God be with them.
I don’t think that’s how it works. I’m sure the police are in contact with the kidnappers and they’re negotiating.
I don’t think kidnappings in real life work out the way they do in movies, with shootouts lol
Could anyone tell me what the developments have been since April? I have been hoping to travel to Lebanon for some time (my Dad was a doctor there in the 50s and never mentioned the word “Beirut” without a smile), but I am keen to do so with my eyes completely open to the risks and the places where hapless tourists like me should avoid.
They are still missing and no news of them.