What is the biggest blunder ever done in history?
The way the Russian military handles terrorist demands is very effective.
It is a real story of four Soviet diplomats having captured in September 1985 by extremists who demanded that the Soviet Union will have to pressure the Syrian government to stop pro- Syrian militia from attacking rival Muslim positions in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. The Soviet Union quickly dispatched its Alpha Group (a unit of KGB), tasked with counter terrorism hostage-resuce operations, to Berut.
Meanwhile, Soviets didn’t bow down to their demands and as a result of Soviet diplomat, Arkady Kathov, was killed by the kidnappers and his dead body was found in a field.
This enraged them and they responded quickly by tracking down and locating the relatives of the kidnappers. In order to send a tough message to the terrorists that one of the kidnapper’s relative was castrated and his body was cut into pieces and were sent to the kidnappers. They also sent a list along with the package containing the names of their relatives with their address and threatened to kill more of the kidnapper’s relatives if the Soviet diplomats were not free.
As a result, the remaining hostages were released and dropped off near the Soviet Embassy and since then no terrorist has ever dared to take captive an Russian official!!
The newspaper ‘The Guardian’ quoted:
“This is the way the Soviets operate. They do things–they don’t talk. And this is the language Hezbollah understands.”
Biggest blunder??? I think so…Tags: blunder, history, Soviet Union