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    Re: Somalia jails Britons, American over pirate ransom

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    But then that government will accept a sum to let them go. Isn't that just the same with a legal sugar coating over it???
    You don't think it has anything to do with a government not being happy with someone handing over cash to pirates, which both funds and encourages this behavior?
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    Re: Somalia jails Britons, American over pirate ransom

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You don't think it has anything to do with a government not being happy with someone handing over cash to pirates, which both funds and encourages this behavior?
    Throw them in jail, fine... but don't say you will free them if they pay money... that makes the "government" no better than the pirates...
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    Re: Somalia jails Britons, American over pirate ransom

    Can we please stop referring to them as "the Somali government"? They're a random band of thugs who the US likes to pretend is the government. Somalia doesn't have a government. Do we even know if this "judge" has any connection whatsoever with the "president," or if they even recognize each other's authority? All I see in the article is someone calling himself a judge asked for a bribe, and the guy that the US pretends is the president stopped the prisoners from being moved from the airport.
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    Re: Somalia jails Britons, American over pirate ransom

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Can we please stop referring to them as "the Somali government"? They're a random band of thugs who the US likes to pretend is the government. Somalia doesn't have a government. Do we even know if this "judge" has any connection whatsoever with the "president," or if they even recognize each other's authority? All I see in the article is someone calling himself a judge asked for a bribe, and the guy that the US pretends is the president stopped the prisoners from being moved from the airport.
    ok, the "transitional authority" then...
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    Re: Somalia jails Britons, American over pirate ransom

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    ok, the "transitional authority" then...
    As far as I know, Transitional Authority just refers to the "president" and his cronies. Who knows if this judge is even part of that circle, or if he's just some random doofus who claims to be a judge.
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    Re: Somalia jails Britons, American over pirate ransom

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    As far as I know, Transitional Authority just refers to the "president" and his cronies. Who knows if this judge is even part of that circle, or if he's just some random doofus who claims to be a judge.
    The article cited in the OP refers to the Somali Government, which is recognized as being the Transitional Authority, though it has little to no authority outside of Mogadishu...
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