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To: "Jeff and Stash Blackwood" <>, <>,
Subject: Re: News Item
From: "Kai Radicke" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 18:59:04 -0500
Hell, how many cars would I get it I took over the world?



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> From: Jeff and Stash Blackwood <>
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> Cc:
> Subject: Re: News Item
> Date: Thursday, December 19, 1996 5:56 PM
> >     The British Government has offered material incentive for the
release of
> > all hostages held by the Tupac Amaru movement at the Japanese embassy
> > Peru.
> > 
> >     According to a spokesperson for British Prime Minister John Major,
> > British Goverment is offering to ship 50 vintage British sports cars to
> >Peru,
> > for the use of the guerillas. The offer is co >>
> >
> >Yuk, yuk.  Somehow, though,  I don't think the hostages will find this
> >humorous.  John Trifari  1980 MGB/1955 Healey BN1
> >
> Sure, I agree that the situation of the hostages is tragic, but the true
> of this article comes from the fact that the British Government is
sending cars
> like yours and mine to a group of Peruvian guerillas. 
> I mean really. Do these guerillas know what they are getting into? Is
> supply of oil sufficient to lubricate the tempermental and ever-leaky
> engine? Are there experts in Peru that know how to tune wire wheels?
> I think it's a pretty clever ploy by the Brits. They'll ruin the
> financially in the upkeep of the cars! And whatever money they do spend
on body
> shells, SU carbs, interior kits, etc. will be funneled right back into
the US
> and Britain anyway. So it really sounds to me that the guerillas are
> the short end of the stick. Hmm. I wonder if Mark will support a Peruvian
> version of this list?
> If you find that my statements are making light of the hostage situation,
I can
> only say, "lighten up." I do not in any way advocate the actions of the
> guerillas, usual disclaimers, blah blah blah...
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