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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 01:08 PM
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25. It will never happen. never.
no matter how much it costs. And it's about setting a precedent that encourages such actions by other parties. It's absurd to even speculate on this.
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  -Pirates want $2 million for American hostage - source sabra  Apr-10-09 12:18 PM   #0 
  - The pirates have a death wish.  Renew Deal   Apr-10-09 12:21 PM   #1 
  - The pirates are fighting for their lives! It's the multi-nationals that have a death wish!  gusandra   Apr-10-09 01:50 PM   #44 
     - Do you want to give the pirates a hug?  Renew Deal   Apr-10-09 02:43 PM   #54 
     - Maybe there is a wish to pay the pirate families if the pirates get their 'booty's handed to them  ohio2007   Apr-10-09 03:01 PM   #57 
     - I don't think that posted argued that we should hug the pirates  Zodiak   Apr-10-09 05:21 PM   #67 
     - Peace, love, dope.  onehandle   Apr-10-09 02:44 PM   #55 
     - dog, I hate stupid.  cali   Apr-10-09 03:24 PM   #60 
     - You are crazy  auburnblu   Apr-10-09 03:35 PM   #62 
     - There is no honor among pirates  slackmaster   Apr-10-09 04:08 PM   #65 
     - I thought there was a pirate code nt  conspirator   Apr-11-09 07:38 AM   #85 
        - Pa-? Parl-? Aarr, what's that damn word again!?  petronius   Apr-11-09 12:27 PM   #91 
     - Pizza! Party of one. n/t  mountainvue   Apr-10-09 05:38 PM   #70 
     - OH I see. If I quit walking around in a mini skirt, the rapists  JeanGrey   Apr-10-09 06:19 PM   #73 
     - If they see your naked ankle....hey, U asked for it. no court is going to lock them up  ohio2007   Apr-11-09 09:12 AM   #88 
     - So if the illegal  christx30   Apr-11-09 09:48 AM   #90 
  - As Richard Pryor said about kidnapping  RantinRavin   Apr-10-09 12:23 PM   #2 
  - they should have just asked for a bailout - nt  ardvark   Apr-10-09 12:23 PM   #3 
  - I think they should give him up for the sheer gratitude of not starving/dehyhdrating to death  Marrah_G   Apr-10-09 12:25 PM   #4 
  - i hope they like being hungry. nt  xchrom   Apr-10-09 12:26 PM   #5 
  - They have several weeks worth of food on the life boat.  hugo_from_TN   Apr-10-09 01:07 PM   #23 
     - From what I heard (no, I can't remember where) it was eight days worth of provisions.  Buns_of_Fire   Apr-10-09 02:58 PM   #56 
     - ..water water everywhere but not a drop  ohio2007   Apr-10-09 03:07 PM   #58 
        - Those life boats are designed to accomodate dozens of passengers  jpak   Apr-10-09 05:09 PM   #66 
           - but the navy already "gave" them food if you spotted that snipit from various sources  ohio2007   Apr-11-09 08:35 AM   #86 
              - Those rafts have water makers on board  Sgent   Apr-11-09 10:30 PM   #92 
                 - maybe those boys didn't understand how to use the survival gear  ohio2007   Apr-12-09 06:30 PM   #93 
  - they're clueless  cali   Apr-10-09 12:27 PM   #6 
  - There's no way either the government or the company can pay off the ransom  Mike Daniels   Apr-10-09 12:55 PM   #14 
     - The country of Somolia isn't the blackmailer.  jaysunb   Apr-10-09 12:59 PM   #17 
     - Fine, blackmailed by 3rd world thugs who can't be restrained by their country of residence  Mike Daniels   Apr-10-09 01:01 PM   #18 
     - well bush and cheney were 1st world thugs that could not be restrained by  conspirator   Apr-10-09 01:33 PM   #38 
     - No, it just shelters them.  razorman   Apr-10-09 01:07 PM   #22 
     - One small comment on RPG's and machine guns (AK's);  pattmarty   Apr-10-09 01:30 PM   #36 
  - the US needs to send in Covert Ops.  hendo   Apr-10-09 12:28 PM   #7 
  - 'Cause hitting a bobbing target from another bobbing platform's so easy, right? (nt)  Posteritatis   Apr-10-09 12:57 PM   #15 
  - It can be done by someone with the proper training.  hendo   Apr-10-09 01:41 PM   #41 
  - exactly and I don't picture a Navy Destroyer bobbing up and down like a cork  tomm2thumbs   Apr-10-09 01:50 PM   #43 
  - I think the poster meant SEALS  TorchTheWitch   Apr-11-09 05:42 AM   #77 
  - they stay inside and covered all the portholes....iirc  Blue_Tires   Apr-10-09 01:05 PM   #20 
  - exactly - what are all these high tech 'tools' for if they can't operate when needed  tomm2thumbs   Apr-10-09 01:06 PM   #21 
  - I'd like to see the sun rise on a mysteriously empty lifeboat,  razorman   Apr-10-09 01:12 PM   #30 
  - Where are our much-vaunted Navy Seals?  tomreedtoon   Apr-10-09 01:30 PM   #37 
  - Nobody needs to shoot anyone. A quiet drill could fix this  Xithras   Apr-10-09 02:02 PM   #48 
     - That's the scenario I like.  tclambert   Apr-10-09 04:05 PM   #64 
  - These guys need to read a bit of history. The Marines were CREATED to  mbperrin   Apr-10-09 12:32 PM   #8 
  - To the shores of Tripoli.....  MADem   Apr-10-09 12:50 PM   #11 
  - Marines were created to enforce  Thothmes   Apr-10-09 06:24 PM   #74 
  - Haha  craiga86   Apr-10-09 12:36 PM   #9 
  - ooooo those pirates are going to Davy Jones locker soon  Mari333   Apr-10-09 12:37 PM   #10 
  - I imagine that our military presence there is costing us more that $2 million a day.  Barack_America   Apr-10-09 12:50 PM   #12 
  - ridiculous. first of all those resources are out there anyway  cali   Apr-10-09 12:53 PM   #13 
  - It's not just ships. There are drones and aircraft involved as well.  Barack_America   Apr-10-09 01:04 PM   #19 
     - It will never happen. never.  cali   Apr-10-09 01:08 PM   #25 
     - Of course it won't.  Barack_America   Apr-10-09 01:16 PM   #32 
     - So precisely how much is a dead or injured Navy SEAL worth?  Posteritatis   Apr-10-09 01:24 PM   #34 
        - Not a question I could answer.  Barack_America   Apr-10-09 01:26 PM   #35 
        - I refuse to define a human's value in monetary terms (nt)  Posteritatis   Apr-10-09 01:34 PM   #39 
        - The question is...How much is our freedom worth?  Renew Deal   Apr-10-09 01:38 PM   #40 
           - Do you see these pirates as a direct threat to our freedom?  Barack_America   Apr-10-09 01:53 PM   #45 
              - I see them as a threat to our citizens  Renew Deal   Apr-10-09 02:35 PM   #53 
              - They took U.S. citizens hostage  auburnblu   Apr-10-09 03:41 PM   #63 
  - If the US pays or allows the company to pay ransom after setting up a standoff  Mike Daniels   Apr-10-09 12:59 PM   #16 
  - Probably.  Barack_America   Apr-10-09 01:08 PM   #24 
  - If I kidnapped someone for ransom - they wouldn't pay me and let me go to save money  stray cat   Apr-10-09 01:58 PM   #46 
  - SLIGHT? Taking a ship at SEA, kidnapping and  JeanGrey   Apr-10-09 06:27 PM   #75 
  - I'm afraid you are right.  razorman   Apr-10-09 01:09 PM   #26 
  - It will happen again soon anyway.  Barack_America   Apr-10-09 01:12 PM   #29 
  - That's why we need to do as President Jefferson did, and go after their shore HQ.  razorman   Apr-10-09 01:14 PM   #31 
     - Do we?  Barack_America   Apr-10-09 01:17 PM   #33 
     - The guilty ones are in the lifeboat I don't know where the others are  stray cat   Apr-10-09 01:59 PM   #47 
        - Their base is a town called Eyl, Somalia.  razorman   Apr-11-09 07:31 AM   #83 
  - It's been happening frequently for a long time  TorchTheWitch   Apr-11-09 05:57 AM   #78 
  - Exactly.  hugo_from_TN   Apr-10-09 01:10 PM   #28 
  - What makes you think  Spouting Horn   Apr-11-09 06:45 AM   #79 
  - this isn't going to end well for somebody  Blue_Tires   Apr-10-09 01:10 PM   #27 
  - The problem is that we're not negotiating with the pirates on the boat.  Barack_America   Apr-10-09 02:05 PM   #49 
  - If they kill the hostage they are all dead  stray cat   Apr-10-09 01:50 PM   #42 
  - Hostage dies as French attack Somali pirates  ohio2007   Apr-10-09 02:15 PM   #50 
  - pirates sank their speedboat WTF  sattahipdeep   Apr-10-09 02:16 PM   #51 
  - Maybe the orders of "black beard" were: " Don't come back in the boat we sent you off in"  ohio2007   Apr-10-09 03:14 PM   #59 
  - guess they missed the news  Epiphany4z   Apr-10-09 02:21 PM   #52 
  - whatever happened to "we don't negotiate with terrorists"?  digidigido   Apr-10-09 03:26 PM   #61 
  - They're pirates. The shipping company is negotiating; US is standing by.  kiranon   Apr-10-09 07:13 PM   #76 
     - how do you know the company is currently negotiating?  cali   Apr-11-09 06:48 AM   #80 
        - It's a coordinated effort between the Navy and the FBI  TorchTheWitch   Apr-11-09 07:35 AM   #84 
  - Sorry. I thought this was a Barry Bonds thread.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Apr-10-09 05:21 PM   #68 
  - Pay them  Zodiak   Apr-10-09 05:31 PM   #69 
  - Agree shipping company should pay them. Navy can take care of the  kiranon   Apr-10-09 06:17 PM   #71 
  - You should then pay a "pirate tax". Thomas Jefferson would not agree with your point of view  ohio2007   Apr-11-09 09:07 AM   #87 
  - And we'll probably give it to them.  JeanGrey   Apr-10-09 06:19 PM   #72 
  - They are drifting on a lifeboat?!  Earth_First   Apr-11-09 06:53 AM   #81 
  - I'm sure this was already said, but where's Dr. Evil to team up with these clods?  Deja Q   Apr-11-09 07:23 AM   #82 
  - SOMALI PIRATES IN GERMAN SHIP FAIL TO FIND COMRADES.  elleng   Apr-11-09 09:13 AM   #89 

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