Major summer ordeal!

as every summer, some people traveling to lebanon ship their cars by land through syria - this year, they have been encouraged to do the same via a wicked strategy: ship your car in a fridge, thieves won't see it!

armed with a strong strategy, 3 friends of mine decided to ship their cars in spite - elie g, rami z, and imad s, took a calculated risk but soon after the cars were shipped, the guys were hit by a shocking news, the cars were stolen in syria!

at first, the thieves asked for 8 kalashnikovs in return for every car, then they escalated their demands asking for thousands of kds in cash - i've been following up the news with one of my friends who owned the stolen cadillac and it seems that the guy who was negotiating with them died in the raging war in syria - then this video appeared on youtube showing his car parked in the middle of a highway between daraa and damascus, used by the opposition forces as the video explains.

the total stolen cars from kuwait has now risen to 27 - a word of advice, do not ship your car to lebanon via syria, it will only make it to youtube!

thanks for the video andre.

    17 Responses to “Major summer ordeal!”

    1. mishmash says:

      Hard luck! Nice car

    2. ahmed says:

      Easy you just pack the car with some kalashnikovs and your car goes through.

    3. Pat says:

      not sure where it will go with all these arms… it will probably be hit by the army's air-force..

    4. Fkwt&Rm says:

      Thats realli sad…. Now gettin that Cadillac back is not happening at all ??

    5. 965malls says:

      No, it’s gone for good – but that is not his real problem now, see… this is is wife’s car…. no further comments.

    6. Kman says:

      Damn!! Now it is serious! Time to stick together guys, we should help this man… Let’s buy him a ticket, get him out of the country safely…. he is at great risk now.. one for all, all for one!!

    7. Rose says:

      I’ll take him..

    8. 965malls says:

      Looooo, I thought so Rose – I had this strange feeling you were gonna jump right into this and save the day!!!

    9. Rose says:

      Can’t help it! U know me I’m a very emotional and giving woman :)

    10. Bahaar says:

      They should have shipped a Mitsubishi first to make sure it will make it to Lebanon and then the Cadillac. I am sorry for your friends. Insurance will not cover the stolen cars?

    11. 965malls says:

      thanks mate – insurance doesn't cover war thefts.. yeah a mitsu will look much better on a check point!! this one is too prestigious you can't take them seriously :)

    12. 965malls says:

      Well Rose, your emotional generosity is no secret to anyone :)

    13. That Cadillac must have been through one heck of an adventure. My condolences for the loss of the Escalade and further more the earful you will get from the wife.

      Ah well at least Rose is here to help :p

    14. 965malls says:

      Yeah, have a feeling Rose’s boyfriend is away, she’s offering help right left and center :)

    15. says:

      hi, is it safe now to ship my car from kuwait to lebanon via land in a sealed container ?

    16. 965malls says:

      no way!! it is still very risky, try sea shipping, expensive but you guarantee delivery

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