The Big Think

January 14, 2015

Hostage Music

Filed under: Movies — jasony @ 1:58 pm

THE CODE: A declassified and unbelievable hostage rescue story:

“Ortiz pitched the Colonel a plan as if he were pitching a commercial to Heinz or Coca-Cola. The Colonel stroked his chin. Espejo liked the code idea, because he knew that many soldiers — especially in the communications departments — were taught Morse code in their basic training. Furthermore, Espejo reasoned, ‘The FARC were peasants from the fields, they wouldn’t know [Morse].’ It was a longshot, but if the team could disguise the telltale dot-dot-dash signals in a song, there was a chance the soldiers would hear the message.”

What a feeling of accomplishment to have been in on this.

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