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    Re: Somali pirates ask $7 million to free UK couple-report

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I bet that would put the pirates out of business in short order, because whatever passes for the Somali government would then take us seriously, and decide to control their pirates.
    The problem lies in the fact the only people who can control and remove the pirates are Islamists who the pirates hate and vice versa.
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    Re: Somali pirates ask $7 million to free UK couple-report

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Hmm ... The Government doesn't even trade or negotiate with terrorists over our own soldiers. No way will they give a toss about a couple.
    Governments do stupid crap when it comes to civilians. Soldiers are more or less disposable to modern Western nations... civilians are priceless.

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    Re: Somali pirates ask $7 million to free UK couple-report

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Governments do stupid crap when it comes to civilians. Soldiers are more or less disposable to modern Western nations... civilians are priceless.
    Attack after attack upon military personnel since Beirut goes ignored, but 9/11? I'd say you were pretty accurate.

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    Re: Somali pirates ask $7 million to free UK couple-report

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Yeah, again...no jingoist perspective here. The fact that some people engage in piracy because of indigence exacerbated by governance by feuding warlords and people like that isn't justification for deciding to eradicate many more people in the surrounding area, imho.
    Yup, there's never a reason to protect life, liberty and property without due process.
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