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  • Do not inform, do not suspect, do not let go.

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    Re: The Hostage Situation

    you have 200 hostages,the correct thing to do would be to assume whether charging in guns a blazing or negotiation,or a little of both would be the right answer.

    if it were 200 hostages and a small number of hostage takers,swat team or special forces can easily overpower them with minimal to no deaths to hostages.

    generally no country in their right mind would negotiate unless their demands were simple and it results in less overall damage,many countries have learned however you give a mouse a cookie he wants a glass of milk.

    in such a situation where demands are unreasonable or demands are made after previous ones are filled,negotiations can then serve as a distraction for swat and sniper teams.
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    Re: The Hostage Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Perhaps that's the point. It's not a matter of need. It's a matter of seeing whether you're trustworthy.
    Then if he does have a way of verifying the information, and he calls me on bull****ting him, I'll just tell him that I told him the information that I was given, and I'm sorry that it wasn't correct, but I'm still negotiating with him on good faith.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    With the faraday cage, you're confirming the possible point of the first question.
    No, the point of the faraday cage is not to determine if they're rigged to blow up or whatever, it's to protect them. Electromagnetic radiation can't penetrate a faraday cage, so whatever signal he was going to send to blow them up won't reach them.
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    Re: The Hostage Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    you have 200 hostages,the correct thing to do would be to assume whether charging in guns a blazing or negotiation,or a little of both would be the right answer.

    if it were 200 hostages and a small number of hostage takers,swat team or special forces can easily overpower them with minimal to no deaths to hostages.

    generally no country in their right mind would negotiate unless their demands were simple and it results in less overall damage,many countries have learned however you give a mouse a cookie he wants a glass of milk.

    in such a situation where demands are unreasonable or demands are made after previous ones are filled,negotiations can then serve as a distraction for swat and sniper teams.
    I'm not really sure what convinces you someone with 200 hostages isn't sophisticated enough to rig the place to blow the instant you take a single step.

    On the other hand, maybe it's rigged to blow once you're inside.

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    Re: The Hostage Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Then if he does have a way of verifying the information, and he calls me on bull****ting him, I'll just tell him that I told him the information that I was given, and I'm sorry that it wasn't correct, but I'm still negotiating with him on good faith.



    No, the point of the faraday cage is not to determine if they're rigged to blow up or whatever, it's to protect them. Electromagnetic radiation can't penetrate a faraday cage, so whatever signal he was going to send to blow them up won't reach them.
    Do you have a Star Trek teleporter? The signal can be sent before they're inside the cage.

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    Re: The Hostage Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Do you have a Star Trek teleporter? The signal can be sent before they're inside the cage.
    And how will he know what we're doing with them? Remember that we have him under surveillance. We'll know if he's watching them, and honestly, one person is not capable of monitoring 50 people round the clock. He has to sleep sometime, we'll do it when he's sleeping.

    If you're going to say that he's part of some big conspiracy and there are other people watching the hostages for him and reporting to him, our surveillance will find that out too, then we'll find out who the conspirators are, apprehend or kill them (they aren't protected by the deal we made with him), and then continue with the plan I mentioned above.
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