View Single Post
Old 19-02-2015, 12:13 AM   #53
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Inactive
Posts: 36,483
Likes: 237 (190 Posts)
Lightbulb Túpac Embassy

Flag of Lima..

Hail Mary - Tupac
The Japanese embassy hostage crisis began on 17 December 1996 in Lima, Peru, when 14 members of the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) took hostage hundreds of high-level diplomats, government and military officials and business executives who were attending a party at the official residence of the Japanese ambassador to Peru, Morihisa Aoki, in celebration of Emperor Akihito's 63rd birthday.. Although strictly speaking the crisis took place at the ambassadorial residence in the upscale district of San Isidro rather than at the embassy proper, the media and others referred to it as the "Japanese embassy" hostage crisis, and that is how it is conventionally known..Most of the hostages were soon released.. After being held hostage for 126 days, the remaining dignitaries were freed on 22 April 1997, in a raid by Peruvian Armed Forces commandos, during which one hostage, two commandos, and all the MRTA militants were killed..Reports have since emerged alleging that a number of the insurgents were summarily executed after surrendering.. These findings have prompted civil suits against military officers by relatives of dead militants...

In preparation for the raid, one of the hostages, Peruvian Navy Admiral Luis Giampietri (later elected Vice President of Peru for the term 2006–2011), who was an expert on intelligence and command operations, was secretly provided with a miniature two-way radio set and given encrypted instructions to warn the hostages 10 minutes before the military operation began, telling them to stay as far away as possible from the MRTA members..Light-colored clothes were systematically ferried in to the hostages, so that they could be distinguished easily from the dark-clad insurgents during the planned raid..In addition, sophisticated miniature microphones and video cameras had been smuggled into the residence, concealed in books, water bottles, and table games..Fujimori later unveiled a scale model of the building that was especially built to prepare for the rescue operation, which included the tunnels from adjacent houses used by commandos to enter the building..According to a Defense Intelligence Agency report, Fujimori personally ordered the commandos participating in the raid to "take no MRTA alive"..The MRTA took its name in homage to Túpac Amaru II, an 18th-century rebel leader who was himself named after his ancestor Túpac Amaru, the last indigenous leader of the Inca people...

Taisho enthronement - Iwata Nishizawa. (1917).. Japan in the Taisho Era: In Commemoration of the Enthronement..Japan is the oldest continuing hereditary monarchy in the world..In much the same sense as the British Crown, the Chrysanthemum Throne is an abstract metonymic concept that represents the monarch and the legal authority for the existence of the government...

The Peruvian assault team was trained by American special forces, with support provided by Delta Force during the operation..Six members of the British Special Air Service were also present, due to diplomatic personnel being among the hostages..The 26 code words in the NATO phonetic alphabet are assigned to the 26 letters of the English alphabet in alphabetical order as follows: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra,Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu... you know, honey, there's just too many people in the world God to care about everyone.. So that's why we look after each other...

Last edited by lightgiver; 19-02-2015 at 12:27 AM.
lightgiver is offline   Reply With Quote