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Plenty Of Questions About Sahil’s Kidnapping

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There is very little that makes sense in Sahil Saeed’s kidnapping. The fact that he has been well treated and freed relatively quickly points towards one or more family friends or acquaintances as having been involved, up to a point obviously (otherwise the boy would have risked recognizing them).

The amount paid for a ransom is simply too little to justify a complex operation involving people in Pakistan and Spain, with some of them traveling to Paris. If the five arrested so far were all involved, plus another five or so in Pakistan including one person to take care of the boy, one family friend or acquaintance, plus three or more armed kidnappers,  we reach a total of 10 people, all risking giant jail sentences for £11,000 each.

For the same reason one can discount the possibility of some of the kidnappers being the same people arrested in France and Spain…at levels like those outlined above, even a £500 airline ticket becomes too heavy a cost, not to mention the Barcelona apartment.

If I were to let my imagination run wild, I would think of some kind of business vendetta against Sahil’s father. Let’s see how things evolve…

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2010/Mar/18 at 23:18:38

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International Space Station Transiting Between Alnitak And Alnilam In Orion Tonight

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This is the International Space Station transiting on March 7 around 7pm between Alnitak (to the left) and Alnilam (to the right) in Orion up in the London skies

ISS in Orion

ISS in Orion

Amazingly, it is possible to take pictures like this with a hand-held Nikon costing far less than £100.

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2010/Mar/07 at 19:24:57

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Vote Your Favorite Planet

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Added bonus of this PBS/Nova interactive website is the clarifying that Pluto is not the only “dwarf” planet…

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2010/Mar/01 at 10:32:18

Posted in Astronomy, Pluto

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