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    Re: Gunshots heard from hostage bus in Philippines

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    CNN Hong Kong did not break away... we have seen it all...
    That's very unprofessional.
    Graphic images should not be shown on international media when possible.
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    Re: Gunshots heard from hostage bus in Philippines

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    Looks like it's over, the hostage taker is said to have been killed.
    Seven people have come off the bus... eight -- fate still unknown...
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    Re: Gunshots heard from hostage bus in Philippines

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    That's very unprofessional.
    Graphic images should not be shown on international media when possible.
    It isn't as taboo in this part of the world as it is in Western countries...
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    Re: Gunshots heard from hostage bus in Philippines

    Bloody end to Philippines hostage drama - CNN.com

    Manila, Philippines (CNN) -- At least seven hostages appear to have survived the 10-hour hijacking of a bus in the heart of the Philippines capital Monday, and the hostage-taker was shot dead, a CNN producer at the scene said.

    Police said at least two hostages were killed on the bus, which had 15 hostages on board when police stormed it. Nine hostages and the driver had been released earlier. It was unclear if the other six are alive or dead.
    Glad the ****er was shot.

    I wonder if there'll be an investigation into if the police acted too hastily, I mean surely a 20 hour siege with with no deaths is better then 10 with deaths. I wonder if the police got too impatient with the hostage taker, or if there was absolutely no reasoning with him. Thing is I don't know how well prepared the police were for this kind of situation, how experienced and compitent their negotiators were etc.

    But at this moment, glad it's over. and condolences to the families of the Victims, this was a really unfortunate incident.

    Glad the bastard got cooked. What he deserves.

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    Re: Gunshots heard from hostage bus in Philippines

    Now, the government of Hong Kong has issued a black travel alert, calling all Hong Kong tourists home and telling Hong Kong tourists not to visit the Philippines. They say the Manila police didn't care for the people of Hong Kong who were on the tour bus. And Philipinos resident in Hong Kong (there are something like 100,000) fear for their own safety. There was a march on the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong and the Chinese government has condemned the handling of this.

    I think this is all absurd.

    1. Hong Kong's Black travel alert is a gross overreaction. There is no evidence that this deranged individual specifically targeted Hong Kong/Chinese tourists.

    2. What did they expect them to do? The guy had an M-16, was talking with negotiators until the last hour when things took a massive turn for the worse. The blinds were drawn on the bus and by the time things turned ugly, it was night. And, as is common throughout this region, the windows on the bus were heavily tinted. What did they expect the police to go... go in guns a blazing when they have no idea who is where and the guy has 15 hostages with an M-16?!?!? Am I the only person who things this is moronic?!?!?

    This is a tragedy, but let's NOT overreact to this. This wasn't an assault against Hong Kong/Chinese citizens. This was a lone, deparate man who apparently randomly chose this bus because he lost control after being wrongly (at least in his opinion) discharged from his position.
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