The 9th Soul

Hostage Drama: 1 Ex-Police caused the whole World to lay their eyes on our little country

Posted in internet news, security by Fated Blue on August 23, 2010

Here’s a source (among hundreds) if you slept through all the drama. (or you were just really unaware)

At least seven hostages appear to have survived the 10-hour hijacking of a bus Monday, and the hostage-taker died of a gunshot wound to the head, a CNN producer at the scene said.

Police said at least two hostages were killed on the bus, which was hijacked in the Philippines Monday.

There were 15 hostages on the bus when police stormed it. Nine hostages and the driver had been released earlier. It was not clear if the other six are alive or dead.

Yup. If you’re reading this then I guess you know how much our country, the Philippines, fucked up again in the world of hostage drama. Well, there were survivors but the questions that would most likely be the main theme of the news a few hours from now would be these:

Was there a chance that the police could’ve performed better?

Had they not arrested the family members, could the bloodshed be lessened or even prevented?

Who’s to blame? The media coverage or the police?

Could this tragedy end in more pleasant way had they, the police, used tear gas earlier?

Had the driver not overreacted/panicked about him announcing that “All of them are dead”, could a few more lives be spared?

(My personal question) Would you hate simply because many hated the police? Or are you one of those who hate without putting yourself in their situation?