Thanks for the offer Blakes. If we can't get this resolved, we might come and join you, I don't know. I can't see many of our members having the patience to start the fleet base over for a third time. (once in original fleet, once in our new fleet, and now again if we don't get our fleet back).
It's one of the most beautiful aspects of Eve.
The backstabbing going on there has near mythical status - so the game is ripe with paranoia.
The simultaneous ambush and galaxy-wide hangar theft inflicted financial damage upwards of 30 billion ISK - $16,500 US dollars at IGE.com's prices. The value of the stolen assets utterly dwarfed the original fee for the job. And yet the only item the Guiding Hand's anonymous client requested for himself was the cold, dead body of the target. It's safe to say this was personal.
Doing that kind of damage and imagining how much time the victims had spent ingame amassing it, my guess is that it probably wouldn't be unlikely for the victims to come after the robbers IRL if they'd ever found out their names...